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Showing 13 articles from May 13, 2009.

Telling Tales

Where do babies come from? or having THE TALK
When I had my children I knew that I would be a cool parent. My kids were going to be fully aware that the only thing a stork drops as he flies over our house is something that likely carries the bird flu. When it comes time for “the talk” we-my husband and I- were going to be honest and open for any questions.

Ask Ken Beck

Bill Murray dotes on golf, baseball, fighting ghosts
Dear Ken: My favorite “Saturday Night Live” star to graduate to film stardom is Bill Murray. How old is he, and is it true there may be a new “Ghostbusters” film?

Mature Lifestyles

The Many Ways to Support an Ill Friend

By Lisa M. Petsche

When someone you know is diagnosed with a serious illness, you may want to reach out to that individual but feel unsure of what to say or do. This uncertainty can keep you away at the time when your help is needed most. The following are some ways to show you care.

Emotional Support
Don’t agonize over what to say. Keep it simple and heartfelt: for example, “I’m here for you.” Don’t be afraid to share your emotions. Remember, too, that a touch of the hand, a pat on the shoulder or a hug can often convey support and caring better than words.


General Lifestyle

Leslie VanHook paints and carves mules, trains

 Craftsman’s shop proves a delight to the eyes   

Special to The Wilson Post

Tucked neatly in a grove of cedar trees just a few miles south of town, a tiny red building with a tin roof, small porch and turning waterwheel conceals one of Lebanon’s best-kept secrets.

Inside the 13-by-30-foot shop, hundreds of creations crafted by the churning mind of painter and woodcarver Leslie VanHook document the fact that he cannot conceive of the concept of idle hands.

“It just seems like I have to do be doing something all the time,” he said with nonchalance in his voice as he wears his working man’s uniform: overalls, striped shirt, work boots and ball cap.

Project Linus plans 'I Spy' Blanket Day on May 16

“I Spy,” we all spy. Project Linus is on a special assignment for Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. 

“We need 150 child to teen-size blankets to take to the hospital for an October event for some of the patients. That means, we need them by the end of September so that we can prepare them for delivery,” said Kit Rosskamp, organizer of the Project Linus “I Spy” Blanket Day, set for Saturday, May 16.
The Project Linus Nashville Chapter will hold the blanket day at the Mt. Juliet Church of Christ in Mt. Juliet to make “I Spy” quilts (Halloween quilts would also be nice as well as others.) 

Tennessee writer dreams of being a Montana cowboy

Special to The Wilson Post

For 30 years, Allen Russell drove to work every day in Nashville as a BellSouth network manager, but in his heart was a cowboy waiting to break free of the big city and head for the wide open spaces.

In 1993, Russell followed his yearning and became a licensed hunting guide in the Big Sky Country of Montana. Now, he is host and producer of “Split Rail Outdoors,” an outdoor-adventure TV show that airs on Comcast Channel 49 in Nashville, Murfreesboro and several other Middle Tennessee towns.



There Is An Urgency
I want to recommend a book written by someone I know and really like. He had a book signing at Sherlock’s and the book is available at The author’s name is Gregrhi Love; the book is There Is An Urgency.
-A Former Student of Yours Now Teaching

Guest Column

Post Office sets blooddrive in memoryof longtime employee
Robertson worked 41 years for Postal Service 

Communications Manager,
American Red Cross

A “pillar of the post office” is how co-workers describe the late Charles Robertson.

“Everybody knew Charlie. Everyone loved Charlie. He did just about every job here from carrying mail to clerk.  I think he even got management once or twice,” said Postmaster Kelly Jordan.


General News

Driver remains in county jail
Officials await blood alcohol, other results  

The Wilson Post

 The driver of the vehicle that reportedly pulled into the path of a motorcycle driven by an off-duty Lebanon Police officer on Saturday night remains in the Wilson County Jail awaiting the results of a blood alcohol test.

Fund raiser set for Pickett Chapel restoration

Members of the Wilson County Black History Committee will kick off a $50,000 fund raising drive for the stabilization of the historic Pickett Chapel at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 13.

The event will be held at the chapel on East Market Street. The building will be open for view but not for tours. Volunteers with the fund raising group will be on hand to accept contributions and pledges.

Funeral held for police officer

 Jeff Stone

Funeral helf for Lebanon Police Officer

LEBANON -- Funeral services was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 13 at Lebanon’s First Baptist Church for Officer Stone, 31, of Lebanon.

An officer with the Lebanon Police Department, he died Saturday evening, May 9, 2009 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

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Full obituary     Driver remains in county jail

Local business owner charged with sexual battery

The Wilson Post

A well-known business owner was charged with two counts of sexual battery after an indictment was handed down by the grand jury on Wednesday.

Haywood P. Norman, 61, owner of Uncle Pete’s Truck Stop on Sparta Pike, Lebanon, was booked into the Wilson County Jail Wednesday afternoon.

LSSD steps closer to additional school

The Wilson Post

Lebanon Special School District took the first step toward adding a new school to the system at its regular board meeting Monday.

The board passed a resolution asking Assistant Director of Schools Randall Hutto to “locate and negotiate” for a piece of property suitable for a new school.

Board Member Andy Brummett suggested that although old guidelines for the amount of property required to build a school are no longer in force, the guidelines still work.

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