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Contact your city councilor regarding 2010-2011 budget talks
To the Editor:

I took time to attend the budget work session for the City of Lebanon on Wednesday. I was concerned when it was reported that the city had a balanced budget but it was going to borrow $1 million. When I have borrowed money, my budget is not in balance until I get out of the red. The whole thing just seemed odd when it was also reported that we would not have any new fees or taxes.  How on earth is the city going to pay for a million dollar loan when it doesn't have money to balance a budget without it?

The first thing that was of great concern to me was the amount of time that was spent on the senior citizen center budget. I was under the impression that this was a nonprofit organization. We have to borrow a million dollars but we are funding and planning a nonprofit's budget? Why give nonprofits tax free status if we are going to fund them with taxpayer money? Seems like they are getting paid twice, and this practice needs to stop until we don't have to borrow money to "balance the budget."
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Reader praises CHUE as great school
To the Editor:

Recently, I was invited to Castle Heights Upper Elementary School to be a part of Read Me Day, along with many other professionals in various fields or careers.
  
From the very start, as I walked in, I was greeted with clear information as to what classes I would be going into, and also, the length of time, etc. There was also a feast spread out for all to enjoy! And we did!
 
I want to publicly thank Mr. Terry Trice and his staff for all their hard work. I was so impressed with the school and the faculty. I heard from other visitors many complimentary expressions that day.
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Wilson Place to Be as flood brings out best in citizens
To the Editor:

On a devastating weekend of May 1-2, businesses and individuals were scrambling to save what they could from flooding waters in Lebanon and throughout Wilson County. I saw Town Creek flood in 1989, but not anything like it did in May 2010. 

Several businesses on the Downtown Square lost everything, many lost a lot of things and everyone has been dealing with a huge mess. Many businesses in other areas of Lebanon dealt with losses and clean-up efforts. The good news is help came quickly.  A call, emails and Facebook messages were sent immediately. People arrived from all walks of life asking where we are needed and what can we do.
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Some have been deprived of Golen Rule
To the Editor:

As the tea baggers, with an exaggerated sense of self-importance, are obliging corporate insurers to divert millions of patients’ funding from the Health Care Reform Law to blacken their bottom line, the insurers (having placed tens of millions in likely places) are saying they will not let fatally ill children have health coverage without a fight.

Now fixed Republican state lawmakers are attempting to overturn the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that passed in Congress without a single Republican vote to cover these children and others with pre-existing conditions. And this comes after a Single Payer Plan and Public Option were done away with, along with 200 other changes they have already imposed.
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Wilson Posts coverage of Technicians competition appreciated

To the Editor:

I would like to express my thanks to The Wilson Post for he coverage of the Technicians competition at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center on May 16.

Your paper did an excellent job in getting the message out to the motoring public, that the Tennessee Trucking Association is trying to promote safety on our roadways.

We had our Truck driving Championship at the Fed-X complex in LaVergne this past Saturday, in the rain and the wind. We brought the best of the best in to compete.
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Writers frustrated, but thinks Tea Party also lacks solutions
To the Editor:

I was handed a flyer inviting me to the Tea Party in Charlie Daniels Park by a man strolling the streets of my neighborhood. It said to sign a copy of the Declaration of Independence, enter my children in a poetry contest on what freedom means to them and bring a soup can for the future soup lines. Many people I respect are into the Tea Party, including my sister-n-law, and according to your paper, my favorite teacher of all time, Mrs. Sherrie Orange, 4th grade.
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Reader thankful that Post is not dead

To the Editor:

It’s with a grateful heart that I write to thank you for The Wilson Post. In an era where new media gurus claim “newspapers are dead,” you are thriving.

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Thanks for support of Country K-9 Rescue

To the Editor:

This letter is to thank the community for their support of Country K-9 Rescue.

On Sunday, April 11, volunteers from Country K-9 Rescue were holding the annual fund raising bucket collection. The beautiful weather and generous donations added up to a very successful event.

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Follow the money and disregard the facts

To the Editor:

Look out, here come the rabid Tea Baggers, Oath Keepers and 912ers armed to their teeth with .50 caliber Bushmasters and going beyond any First Amendment right; cussing, spitting and throwing out bigoted epithets. They’re disregarding the fact that in the past 17 months 500 Iraq veterans have been diagnosed with myelogenous leukemia and many more are being found with cancer that were first misdiagnosed as asthma from severe respiratory symptoms.

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Healthcare reform approval all about control, writer says

To the Editor:

Now that U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper has given a thumbs-up for so-called healthcare “reform,” it seems appropriate to hear from one of thousands of his constituents who urged him to vote against this monstrosity.

We have the best healthcare system in the world and it is not broken. Why else would people from other countries come to U.S. hospitals to have surgery when they are refused certain procedures or have long waiting periods for treatment in their own country?

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Reader notes errors in info, likes old photos

To the Editor:

I enjoyed seeing the two aerial photos in your March 19 issue. I remember when Lebanon looked like that.

However, there were errors in both captions. The building identified as Highland Heights School in the picture on the front page was actually Lebanon High School, which I attended. The building to the right (east) was the LHS Gymnasium, where I played basketball, and the next building, at the north end of North College Street, was Highland Heights Elementary School.

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Reader says Sloan one of best outdoor writers hes ever read

To the Editor:

I don't know if The Wilson Post's John L. Sloan has ever written a book on his sporting experiences, especially fishing, but I hope if he hasn't that he does. 

John has got to be one of the best outdoor writers I have ever read. Maybe it's just because I can identify with him in so many examples, or that he just tells it like it is, with a touch of the whimsical of bygone days and favorite things. I say let's just support him with some grease to fry the fish and potatoes in and some cold ones to wash them down.

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Photographs sought for Vietnam Walls new education center

To the Editor:

I received a letter from Judy King asking for pictures of soldiers listed on the Vietnam Wall. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (“The Wall”) is in the process of building an education center near “The Wall” and needs photos of all the 58,000-plus names on the memorial.

When the education center opens, each name and photo will be featured on their birthday. The pictures will also be on the virtual wall on the website for “The Wall.” The Tennessee photos will also be copied and stored at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

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Regarding Health Care Bill, tell Congress no

To the Editor:

Nanci Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Obama, the "Unholy Triumvirate," are trying to ram the Health Care Bill by hook or crook. If they don't have their votes soon, they plan to use an illegal procedure called "deeming." That way, they can pretend it passed and show, "We the People," that the constitution doesn't matter. This is simply a sleazy unconstitutional strategy to get what they want and not take responsibility for it.

According to the U.S. Constitution, a bill has to pass both the House and the Senate to become law. If Congress can now decide that the House can vote for one bill and the Senate can vote for another, and the final result can be some arbitrary hybrid, then we have abandoned Madison's core checks and balances.

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Reader: God is bigger than all our problems and situations

To the Editor:

I appreciated so much reading the letter written by Ada Hawpe. She made a very good point in her letter in the Feb. 26 edition of The Wilson Post, regarding our future generation. I stand with her, as we Christians should all be as concerned.

But what Ms. Hawpe may or may not know is that the ACLU didn't make the decision to stop the Bibles from being handed out to fifth graders. Our school Director and the School Board made that decision. We don't have enough money to operate our schools as it is; it's my opinion I feel they would rather just give in than to fight an expensive lawsuit. I believe that is why they made that decision.

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Reader blames school board, not ACLU

To the Editor:

I appreciated so much reading the letter written by Ada Hawpe. She made a very good point in her letter in the Feb. 26 edition of The Wilson Post, regarding our future generation. I stand with her, as we Christians should all be as concerned.

But what Ms. Hawpe may or may not know is that the ACLU didn't make the decision to stop the Bibles from being handed out to fifth graders. Our school Director and the School Board made that decision. We don't have enough money to operate our schools as it is; it's my opinion I feel they would rather just give in than to fight an expensive lawsuit. I believe that is why they made that decision.

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Term limits takes away her right to vote for person of her choice

To the Editor:

I've been listening to and reading about the debate over term limits. If the measure sponsored by Ward 5 Lebanon City Councilor Haywood Barry passes, I feel like I will have lost another freedom that I now have -- the right to vote for the candidate of my choice.

I vote to keep people in office who I think are doing a good job. I vote to put people out of office when I feel they no longer have our best interests at heart. Elected officials need time to learn how the government works. Experience in public office is a valuable asset -- seasoned office holders can bring valuable experience to the table. Look at the issues facing the Council this past year during the budget. They had problems from previous years that culminated in this budget. Their knowledge of what had happened in previous budgets helped them make informed decisions. No, I didn't agree with all of them; however, I had faith in the people who made these decisions.

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University Medical Center a valued asset for Wilson County

To the Editor:

I recently had the experience of spending several days in the hospital at University Medical Center here in Lebanon.

I had a surgical procedure that by all accounts was not minor but instead generally regarded as rather serious. Before I digress, please understand that my health is good, very good today.

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What if non-Christians want to take Bibles away from Christians?

To the Editor:

This letter is long overdue. It should have been written years ago when the first non-Christian came against God’s word. Have we forgotten from whence we came and from where we are to spend eternity? Society, as a rule, behaves as if we do not have to answer to our Supreme Being. Not only do we answer to Him, but we also answer to all the laws of the land. The law actually began as a teacher on how we are to behave. How far we must have strayed to be behaving as if we answer to no one. It is sad how we as Christians have set the example for those around us. Well, as much repenting as I do, I can never erase the damage that has been done to our society.

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War has weakened economy, but how much?

To the Editor:

Opinion polls say that voter's main worry is now the economy, not the war, but there is no way to disentangle the two. The question is not whether the economy has been weakened by the war, the question is how much. According to acclaimed economists, if the U.S. should make a total withdrawal of all troops from Iraq and Afghanistan by 2012, which is doubtful, the economic impact will be right at $6 trillion. Other than the immediate expense made known will be the interest on borrowed money, and the Veterans Administration announced 850,000 veterans that will require indefinite medical care, disability compensation, death benefits, treatment for chronic post-traumatic stress disorder, evacuation and many other extended costs.

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Writer asks Kid-Safe Chemicals Act passage

To the Editor:

On Thursday, Feb. 4, Ken Cook testified in a U.S. Senate hearing. He told the Senators, “Babies are coming into this world pre-polluted with toxic chemicals.”

When EWG, Environmental Working Group, tested the umbilical cord blood of 10 babies, they found nearly 300 chemicals, including BPA, perchlorate, fire-retardants, lead, mercury and PCBs.

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Recent column reflects readers concerns on fluoride in water

To the Editor:

I do so appreciate the column written by Dr. Steven Livingston on adding fluoride to water. He relayed my sentiments in so many ways.

Even though fluoride may benefit the teeth of children, it can also lead to attention deficit hyperactivity.

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He wants to see MC Star add another train for midday trips

To the Editor:

That’s great news about the Music City Star adding a third train car to its morning and afternoon trips. (See The Wilson Post, Friday, Jan. 29.)

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Warmath: Whats wrong with asking how tax dollars are used?

To the Editor:

I would like to respond to District 19 Wilson County Commissioner LT. Jenkins’s letter about the City of Lebanon’s request for an accounting of how much money is spent by the Wilson County government for and on behalf of City residents.

I respect Mr. Jenkins, but I think he is confused about the issue of the tax inequity. It has nothing to do with sales taxes. The property owners in the City of Lebanon pay property taxes to both the City and Wilson County. The question is, and has always been, what do City of Lebanon property owners get for the tax dollars they pay to the County?

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Christmas for All: Thanks for the assistance

To the Editor:

The Christmas of 2009 will probably be remembered by a lot of people in Wilson County, and today's children will surely tell their grandchildren about the hardships with the economy.

However, in Wilson County there are a lot of children who will not have to tell their grandchildren about Santa not coming to their house in 2009. In the Lebanon area more than 3,000 children and senior citizens enjoyed Christmas thanks to the generosity and volunteer work from our community.

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