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Wilson Books from Birth turns four

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Can you believe it? Wilson Books from Birth celebrates its fourth birthday this month and is inviting all day care center/child care providers in the county to participate by signing up to have a local community volunteer to come and read to children during the week-long event.

Peggy Simpson, director of Wilson Books from Birth, said officials with the Governor’s Books From Birth Foundation have encouraged all Books from Birth groups to be more visible in their respective communities. One way to do that locally, she said, is to have community volunteers and leaders to read to children for a short time.

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PAC plan meetings on Wheel Tax

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

Wilson County residents will vote on Thursday, Oct. 1 on whether they want a $25 Wheel Tax increase that will help build a new Lebanon High School.

In preparation for the vote, several concerned citizens have started a political action committee, or PAC, to help voters make an informed decision.

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Airline cases find local lawyer via Internet
From Post staff reports
          
An airliner crash earlier this summer attracted national and international headlines when it was reported that 12 crew members and 156 passengers were killed shortly after the plane had taken off from Tehran-Imam Khomeini International Airport in Iran.
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TVA rate increase equals lower charges for MTEMC customers

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

Tennessee Valley Authority approved a base rate increase and a fuel cost adjustment decrease this past week, but the overall result will be lower per kilowatt-hour charges for Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation customers in October.

It comes out to about a 3-percent reduction. TVA raised its base rate about 8 percent but lowered its fuel cost adjustment by 11 percent overall, bringing MTEMC members’ rates back to where they were last October, when TVA enacted a 20 percent increase.

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Snow White brings back Edie

From Post staff reports

"I just couldn’t stop thinking about the place,” said Edie Oates explaining why she has agreed to return in a management role to Lebanon’s Snow White Drive-In restaurant.

She and owner Anthony Leath are bonding on a joint mission to turn back the pages of time and to return this once prominent Lebanon night spot to its renowned place of glory for those who still have a craving for its ice cream sundaes, milk shakes, hamburgers, barbecue and the like.

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FCS, Tigers post wins

LEBANON -- Senior John Markham scored four touchdowns Friday night as Friendship Christian hammered Macon County High 40-6 at Pirtle Field.

Markham rushed for 121 yards on 13 carries, scoring on runs of seven, 23 and five yards. He also added a 70 yard kick return for six points.

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CU women smoke Temple 15-0

BARBOURVILLE, KY -- Helena Dimantas Farias scored seven goals and added four assists while freshmen Simone Quinn and Morgan Shaffer both netted hat tricks in Cumberland's 15-0 victory over Tennessee Temple in women's soccer action Saturday in the Golden Corral Classic in Barboursville, Ky.

Cumberland (1-1-0) scored 10 goals in the first half, including five from Dimantas Farias in the first 20 minutes of the match. The Bulldogs then added five more goals in the final 15 minutes of the period, twoeach by Quinn and Shafer and another from Dimantas Farias.All three players scored once in the second half, along with single goals from Lisa Long and Rachel Scoggins. Cumberland took 35 shots in the contest, including 24 on-goal, against Temple's Alesha Smith, who made nine saves.Cierra Boots posted the shutout for CU in goal, making a pair of saves. Dimantas Farias scored in the third, fourth, eighth, 15th and 19th minutes of the match for CU, with assists from Shafer and Brittany Kirby.Quinn netted her first goal in the 32nd minute and Shafer followed in the 39th minute before another Dimantas Farias score in the 41st minute.Shafer and then Quinn netted goals in the final two minutes of the half for a 10-0 advantage. In the second half Dimantas Farias scored four minutes in and Quinn followed three minutes later.

The Bulldogs did not score again until Long's goal in the 74th minute on an assists from Dimantas Farias. Shaffer added her final goal three minutes later and Scoggins scored the last goal of the match in the 88th minute.

Cumberland takes on Austin Peay this Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Clarksville before opening the home schedule next Friday at 2 p.m. against Kentucky Wesleyan.
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MJ holds off McGavock

LHS, CENTRAL FALL ON THE ROAD

DONELSON – Mt. Juliet’s defense rose to the occasion with a valiant last minute goal line stand to preserve a 21-20 win at McGavock Friday night.

The Bears (1-0) led 21-6 in the third quarter but struggled to hold off a furious Raider comeback try. Mt. Juliet turned the ball over three times on interceptions.

Junior Colt Carver scored a pair of rushing TDs for Mt. Juliet while Reed Gurchiek threw an 8-yard scoring pass to Mikee Brown.

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Hooray for the bad guys

To the Editor:

I am disappointed by the recent decision of the Lebanon City Council to opt out of the new concealed carry in local parks law. 

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Dont beg for a right -- 2nd Amendment -- already guaranteed

To the Editor:

I was watching the Lebanon City Council meeting recently, and it suddenly sunk in how far the anti-gun people have progressed in their fight to de-legitimize our 2nd Amendment rights.

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Volunteers serve meal to carnival workers at Wilson Co. Fair

To the Editor:

As we all know, the Wilson County Fair is the greatest fair ever. Without the many dedicated volunteers, who give both their time and their talents, the Wilson County Fair would not be what it is today. 

I would like to tell you about one particular group of fair volunteers who show what the true essence of this year's fair theme, "30 Years of Volunteers," is all about.

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Toxicology report awaited in death of fireman's wife

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

An investigation into the death of the wife of a Lebanon firefighter continues as authorities searched the home Tuesday where the couple resided in Murfreesboro.

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Lebanon attorney named to Judicial Nominating Commission

Lebanon attorney J.D. Lowery has been appointed to the new Judicial Nominating Commission.

The 17-member commission is appointed jointly by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey and Speaker of the House of Representatives Kent Williams. Ramsey named Lowery to the panel. The commission will review and recommend applicants for vacancies on appellate and state trial courts across Tennessee.

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Over 287,000 attendees going into final days of nine-day run

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Wilson County Fair enters its final two days for 2009 tonight and tomorrow and a fair board official thinks it will come close and maybe even reach the half-million in attendance mark.

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Bill Carter reflects on his Kennedy family encounters

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

The death of 77-year-old Sen. Edward Kennedy on Tuesday in Hyannis Port, Mass., brings back a mixture of poignant memories for Lebanon’s Bill Carter. 

Carter, 73, who has lived here since 1994, was a Secret Service agent who in 1963 accompanied President John F. Kennedy’s body to the Capitol, the funeral and Arlington Cemetery. He ran Sen. Edward Kennedy’s 1980 presidential campaign in Arkansas.

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William Lewis Mosier, Jr., 58

MT. JULIET – Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning, August 27 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Mosier, 58, of Hermitage. Known as "Pat" to his family and friends, he died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009.

Services were conducted by Dr. Paul Casner. Interment followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Survivors include: sons Eric (Chelli) Mosier and Adam Mosier — both of Hermitage; mother Ruby Griffith Mosier and sister Mitzi (Tim) Osborne – all of Donelson. Also surviving is grandchild Destiny Mosier, nephews Paul and Neal Osborne along with cousins Paulette Hansen and Sidney Spencer Osborne.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.  He was preceded in death by his father, William Lewis Mosier, Sr.

The family would like to acknowledge Pat’s legacy as one of the one million survivors of Polio in America. Many survivors experience Post Polio Syndrome and the medical complications associated with Polio years later.

Donate to the research in Pat’s memory at www.post-polio.org or Post-Polio Health International, 4207 Lindell Blvd., #110, St. Louis, MO 63108-2930.

Bond Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

 

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Maxine Eller Beckwith

GLADEVILLE – Funeral service were conducted Thursday afternoon, August 27 at the Gladeville United Methodist Church for Mrs. Beckwith. A former resident of the Gladeville Community, she passed away Aug. 24, 2009 at NHC Nursing Home in Smithville.

Mrs. Beckwith was a member of the Gladeville United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of Tennessee Art League, a lifetime member of Metro Davidson County Parent Teachers Association, a member of Wilson County Home Demonstration Club and a member of the Golden Circle at Gladeville Methodist Church.

Services were conducted by Rev. Charles Walker and Rev. Royce Martin. Interment was in DeKalb Memorial Gardens, Smithville.

Survivors include: daughter Peggy (Ronald) Huffstetler; son Ted (Beverly) Beckwith, Jr. ; siblings Robert L. Eller and Barbara Jean Lawson, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents Bob and Gracie Eller and loving husband Ted Beckwith, Sr.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Gladeville United Methodist Church Building fund: 8770 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Gladeville 37071.

Family Heritage Funeral Home in Gallatin was in charge of arrangements.

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Odell F. Jackson, 79

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, August 28 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Jackson, 79, of Lebanon. The son of the late Robert Mason & Estelle Gass Jackson, he died Wednesday August 26, 2009 at the University Medical Center.

Mr. Jackson was a member of Adams Avenue Church of Christ where he served as an elder. A former employee of Wilson County Motors and Toshiba America, Mr. Jackson had served as a preacher for the congregations of Alexandria and Beckwith Churches of Christ.

Visitation Friday from 11 a.m. until funeral services at the Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Services will be conducted by Bro. Bob Knox, Bro. William Hayes, Bro. Jim Byrd and Bro. Garland Wilson. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: his wife of 54 years Willie Jane Sampson Jackson; daughter Jana Dell Jackson; sister Carolyn (Thurman) Manners; brother Shelah(Bess) Thompson; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Jackson is preceded in death by daughter Eugenia Lynn Jackson.

Active pallbearers will include: David Collier, Daryl Brown, Clark Sampson, Daniel Sampson, Randy Sampson, Kyle Wright, Terry Pritchett and Seth Pritchett. Honorary pallbearers: the men of Adams Avenue Church of Christ.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Give blood, drive on the track

SUPERSPEEDWAY HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE

GLADEVILLE -- Ever want to take your ride on a few laps on the 1.33 mile concrete "D" oval of the Nashville Superspeedway? Donate blood and you just might be able to live out that dream.

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Friends
My little sister was my first best friend. Mom was a close second, followed by my big brother, Mike. I think he put up with me out of pity but I didn’t care, we were buds. This is where I got my first lessons on what it means to be a friend. When my little brother came along however, I got my first lesson on why it’s a bad idea to put makeup and nail polish on a little boy and parade him in front of your parent’s close friends.
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Clare Danes jumped from TV Life to movie stardom
Dear Ken: I recently saw an actress named Clare Danes in the movie “To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday” on Lifetime Channel. Where else I have seen her before?
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Adams Gallery to feature Bales sculpture

Unique exhibit first of 2009-2010 academic year at CU

The Adams Gallery at Cumberland University will host an exhibit of sculptures by South Carolina native Judy Bales now through Friday, Sept. 25.

Entitled “Judy Bales: Wrapped and Folded,” the exhibit represents the first of the 2009-2010 academic year for Cumberland’s Adams Gallery.

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The Bert Coble Singers begin fall rehearsals

The Bert Coble Singers will meet Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. for a Chinese dinner at The Peking Restaurant on West Main  Street, then to rehearsal at West Hills Baptist Church.

Sept. 8 begins the 22nd annual season for the Singers. The choir began when Carol Bass challenged Dr. Bert Coble to put a choir together for the purpose of supporting The American Cancer Society.

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Queen of the Ringers

Mt. Juliet’s Joan Elmore notches third horseshoes world title   

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- Beyond the silver hair, blue eyes and petite 5-foot-2 frame of Mt. Juliet’s Joan Elmore lurks a competitor every bit as fierce as Michael Jordan, Brett Favre and Tiger Woods.

Elmore’s sports arena is not on a basketball court, football field or golf course but on the horseshoe court. A 30-foot-long stretch of turf with a pit of clay at each end serves as her dueling ground where the southpaw flings her curved 2-pound, 8-ounce chunks of steel at 15-inch-high stakes. Relentlessly, she pursues ringer after ringer.

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Factoids Revealed in Apostrophe Tergiversation

 

By ANNE DONNELL

What is the story behind the word “factoid”? It sounds odd to me.  Also, do you have any explanation for the high instances of misuse of apostrophes around here? I’m, of course, referring to the absurd possessives seen on signs, in newspapers, even embroidered!  Thanks, enjoy your efforts to sort out the world.
 -A Local (Obviously) Reader

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