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Telling Tales

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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Ask Ken Beck

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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General Lifestyle

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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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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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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Column

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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Lebanon Council did right thing by opting out of guns in parks law

By JOHN B. BRYAN

There has been much to do about Lebanon City Council’s decision to “opt out” of the new state law that would allow law-abiding gun permit holders to carry concealed weapons in city parks.

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Guest Column

At age 101 Bro. W.L. Baker says we all have a purpose

By SAM HATCHER

Brother W.L. Baker, a renowned local Baptist minister, stood before a gathering of a 100 or so yesterday morning on the grounds of the Wilson County Fair, and announced that he was born in 1908, was 6-years-old at the time of World War I, and urged his audience to remember that “we all are here for a purpose.”

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General News

Commerce Cumberland Presbyterian Church celebrates 160 years

Commerce Cumberland Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 160th anniversary and its yearly Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, Aug. 30.

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Fair attendance breaks records

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Is the magical number of 500,000 attendees at this year’s Wilson County Fair fast approaching?

It might be, if the first four nights of the annual event are any indication.

“Our attendance is up 24,875 for the four days,” said Randall Clemons, secretary/treasurer of Wilson County Promotions, Inc., the group that puts on the fair each year.

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Fireman charged in wife's death

Michael Hicks charged with abuse of corpse, out on bond

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

An investigation into the death of the wife of a Lebanon firefighter is now being handled by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Murfreesboro Police Department as authorities believe that is where the woman’s death occurred.

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Wilson County Schools get hacker scare

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

Officials and employees of Wilson County Schools have been notified that someone attempted to break, or hack, into payroll information on workers sometime this past week.

Mike Davis, director of Wilson County Schools, said school system officials do not believe any information was accessed but have informed employees. Davis was notified of the unauthorized access to the schools’ bank information on Monday.

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