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Telling Tales

Little Black Book
So the other day as I let my son out of the car to attend soccer practice - he looked at me - and said, “Where is my water bottle?”
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Ask Ken Beck

Conan OBrien truly is a big goofball
Dear Ken: How old is Conan O’Brien? Where was he born? How tall is he? Is he married?
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General Lifestyle

American Indians share tribal customs at Mt. Juliet Pow Wow

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

Several hundred American Indians representing about a dozen tribes will pay respect to their heritage this weekend at the 28th annual Mt. Juliet Pow Wow.

And Coordinator Cindy Yahola of Lebanon is hoping that several thousand other Americans will plan to spend a day or two enjoying the festivities and learning more about early American peoples and their history.

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ETC presents Night Watch

Encore Theatre Company presents “Night Watch,” directed by John Davis, on
Oct. 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 11, 18 and 25 at 2:30 p.m.

Ellen Wheeler, a wealthy woman recovering from a nervous breakdown, has trouble sleeping. As she paces in her Manhattan townhouse in the middle of the night, she sees (or believes she sees) a dead man in the window across the way. Police find no trace of a body, and when Ellen sees another body (this time a woman's) a short time later, the police ignore her and her husband wants her to commit herself to a treatment facility. Things move fast from this point on, toward the chilling climax of this suspenseful mystery.

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Inaugural Del Webb Providence HomeRun 5K Run/Walk to benefit MJ Help Center

Residents in the master planned community of Providence and surrounding areas can help support the Mt. Juliet Help Center by participating in the inaugural Del Webb Providence HomeRun 5K race and 1-Mile fun walk on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 8:30 a.m.

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The 10th Annual Granville Quilt Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3

The 10th Annual Granville Quilt Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3 as part of the Granville Fall Celebration at the Granville United Methodist Church. 

This annual event will feature 10 categories of quilt competition which will be judged by professional judges and three place rosettes awarded in each category.  The categories are as follows: Antique Quilts (50-plus years); Quilts less than 50 years old hand quilted; Quilts less than 50 years old machine quilted; baby quilts and wall Hangings; patriotic quilts and wall hangings; holiday and seasonal quilted items; appliquéd quilts; specialty quilts (Cathedral window, Yo-Yo, etc); small crocheted items; and large crocheted items.

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Column

Wow, Free Grammar and Yugo Car Jokes!

 

By ANNE DONNELL

How do you punctuate interjections? I’m sure you’ll explain what they are so I won’t bother asking you that!  Thanks,
 
-Local Reader

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Guest Column

Nature demands hardships

By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.

As I was watching the Hummingbird on our back porch feeder I saw something that seemed strange. The Hummers would feed in the shelter of the eve of the house and then return to a hard downpour in the trees a few feet away. It would have been easier to just remain in the shelter of the house out of the rain perched on the feeder with nutrition readily at hand than to go back into the wet elements and have to return to the feeder a few minutes later. I asked myself wouldn’t a little bird not want to avoid the rain drops and his wet perch in the tree?

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Letters to the Editor

Craighead thanks MJ officials for help

To the Editor:

I’m writing this letter to express our sincere gratitude to Mayor Linda Elam and City Manager Randy Robertson of the City of Mt. Juliet, and the West Wilson Utility District for assistance that was provided to us at the City of Lebanon Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Local churches needed to help homeless

To the Editor:

Just like many of us, my son Glenn Allen cannot believe it is already September.  He is working on a project he has titled, "The Gift of Warmth." His intentions are to be able to help homeless people in Nashville to get through the cold winter days.

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General News

Cracker Barrels performance gets national attention
From Post staff reports
         
Lebanon’s Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. is getting the attention of financial experts on Wall Street as well as many high profile personalities reporting business news in the national media.
          
Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and more specifically this past Saturday, Cracker Barrel is finding ways to defy a challenging economy and in the meantime is making headlines with its strategy.
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Home burglary suspect arrested

Man charged 43 times since '86

From Post staff reports

A man suspected of breaking into a home on Sugar Flat Road that was occupied was arrested a short time later and has been charged with aggravated burglary and vandalism.

The man arrested in the incident, Franklin D. Fish, is also a suspect in other burglaries in Wilson County.

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New businesses opening, others set to open, in MJ

By TOMI L. WILEY
Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- National experts have said recently that the recession may be “over,” and the tides of the nation’s economic troubles may be turning, but times are still pretty tough around the country and many areas are seeing stagnant growth and a rash of businesses closing, huge companies folding and dust settling on construction that has ground to a halt.

That’s not the case in Mt. Juliet, however, according to officials in this western-most city.

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Single-car accident sends one to hospital

From Post staff reports

A medical condition may be the cause of a single-vehicle accident shortly before noon Tuesday on Highway 231, south of West Baddour Parkway.

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Wilson Books from Birth turns 4!

Maliea Oakley of First Freedom Bank reads to students in the Pre-Kindergarten class at Cumberland University on Tuesday as part of Imagination Library Week.

 

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