By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post
When someone talks about a race in the South, most people think of NASCAR or horse racing or maybe even dog racing; but today at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon witnessed a completely different kind of race.
The Dixie Southern Racing Pigeon Association held a race today and the starting line was the Ag Center. Yes, you read that right. Pigeon racing.
In 2008, U.S. farmers raised more than 273 million turkeys. That’s a lot of turkeys! Anyone who enjoyed one of these birds on Thanksgiving is grateful they were available.
But did you know that only 111 million people are eligible to donate blood? That’s just over 37 percent of the U.S. population. Of those, only about 3 percent actually donate blood. Just think what would happen if there wasn’t enough blood for patients in need.
By EDWARD L. THACKSTON
Most people who know much about Lebanon history are familiar with the fact that Sam Houston once lived and practiced law here. There is even a bronze plaque on the front of a building at 109 East Main Street designating the location of his office, and a picture of the actual log building (taken many years after Houston was here) is in the City of Lebanon Museum at City Hall.
By L.T. JENKINS
Recently I have been thinking of Mama. I’m 72 and Mama (Maude Pearl Eakes Jenkins) died years ago. Mama had six kids. I was the youngest and spoiled I will admit. Mama’s brand of justice sent me out in the front yard to “bring me a switch” and it had better not be too small, rotten or too big or Mama would send me back. Eventually there were no limbs left on the four maple trees that I could reach.
By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post
The Brooks House has helped many people in the Lebanon community and the community has decided to give a little back to them.
A new 15 passenger van was purchased for the Brooks House and was paid in full by donations from local individuals, businesses and foundations.
Mayor Philip Craighead and more than 35 representatives of local non-profit groups and churches attended a meeting at First United Methodist Church in Lebanon on Wednesday to further discuss how Community Homeless Outreach and Support, Inc. will apply grant funding to local residents in need.
The L.I.F.E. Education Expo sponsored by the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber has been postponed from Nov. 7 to Jan. 30, 2010
“How do I get into college?”… “How do I pay for it?”… “What other options are out there?” They’re questions all high school students – and their parents – need to consider, but the answers aren’t always easy to find.
If you listen to national media, you would think there is a real shortage of the flu vaccine and the H1N1 vaccine. However, according to the Wilson County Health Department, the local agency gets regular shipments of both vaccines.
“There is no shortage, but there is a delay in shipment from the manufacturers,” said Carla Valdez, supervisor of the Wilson County Health Department, in an interview Thursday. “We have a clinic tonight and we should know when we will have the next clinic by the first of next week.”
From Post staff reports
A 46-year-old Lebanon man has been classified as missing after never returning from a leisurely stroll to a Lebanon convenience market on Monday.
Doug Johnson, a resident of Cedarcroft Home, Inc. on South College Street in Lebanon, went for a walk to a nearby tobacco/convenience store on Monday and never returned, according to a spokesperson at the not- for-profit residential facility.