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Showing 13 articles from November 18, 2009.

Telling Tales

The middle one
So as I was drinking my coffee Friday morning, I had this surreal moment. Almost an out of body experience.  In the background, I could still hear Joe Scarborough of MSNBC discussing the morning politics.

Ask Ken Beck

Merle Haggards boyhood home was a remodeled boxcar

Dear Ken: I think I heard that country legend Merle Haggard grew up living in a boxcar as his house? Any truth to that?

Yep. Born in Bakersfield, Calif., to Okie parents in 1937, Haggard’s first home was a railroad boxcar that his father converted into a house. You might enjoy his 1999 autobiography “Merle Haggard’s My House of Memories: For the Record.”


General Lifestyle

Mt. Juliet woodmans labors go up in smoke

Foster’s Firewood keeps the home fires burning

Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- On Highway 70 about 200 yards shy of the Davidson County line, motorists who glance south will view a long and crooked “V” shaped from belt high stacks of firewood.

Here in Scott’s Hollow, near the convergence of two creeks, hardy-working folks have been peddling firewood for more than 30 years.

Reservations now accepted for In Bethlehem Inn at Silver Springs Baptist

Once again, Silver Springs Baptist Church, Lebanon Road at Benders Ferry, Mt. Juliet will portray what it may have been like to be a guest in Bethlehem when Jesus was born through the dramatic presentation, “In Bethlehem Inn.” 

This year’s edition is the 15th year of production with each year adding something new to the presentation.

Performances will be on Dec. 2-5. Performance times are 6:30 p.m. each evening with a Saturday matinee at 4:30 p.m.

Upcoming book signings slated at Sherlock's

Sherlock’s Books, 200 Maddox-Simpson Pkwy., Lebanon, will have a number authors on hand beginning the end of November and continuing through December who will sign copies of their books.

They are as follows:

• Charles Baril will sign his book The Wedding Present on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 1 until 4 p.m.
• Aurora Zebert will do a cooking demo and sign her cookbook It’s All About Taste on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
• Sherrilyn Kenyon will sign the 3rd of her League Series, Born of Ice, on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 1 until 4 p.m.



Bird Pie, You Say?


Since I don’t listen very carefully when television or radio coverage of football is on, I was glad to read your column on the Hail Mary pass last week. I agree that we’ve let our “culture” try to make meaningless many things we thought sacred back when we were truly a God-fearing nation. However, what I want to ask you about is completely different. Two expressions I use (and understand their meaning) I’d like to know the origins of: “eat crow” and “humble pie.”  Thanks,

-Talking More than Listening!



Guest Column

GHSO reminds rural drivers Click It or Ticket

Submitted by the Tennessee Department of Safety

The Governor’s Highway Safety Office is working to save lives by reminding rural drivers that wearing a safety belt is the single most effective way to prevent deaths and injuries during a traffic crash and it’s also the law in Tennessee.


Letters to the Editor

Veteran once wrote blank check to USA

To the Editor:

"A veteran -- whether active duty, retired, National Guard or Reserve -- is
someone who at one point in his/her life wrote a blank check made payable to
the United States of America for an amount of 'up to and including my life.


General News

Astronaut Wilmore to phone home from space

From Post staff reports

Talk about calling long distance.

Mt. Juliet High junior Shelley Choudhury will be among several Tennessee students questioning NASA shuttle pilot Barry “Butch” Wilmore during a phone up-link scheduled Sunday, Nov. 22.

Capt. Wilmore, himself a 1981 graduate of Mt. Juliet High, and the rest of crew of Atlantis, blasted into space Monday afternoon from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center -- marking the beginning of the end of the space shuttle program.

Council raises fee for failure to inspect, test backflow device

The Wilson Post

Lebanon City Council was in a rare state of agreement at their meeting Tuesday night and finished with little argument or discussion on most issues.

One issue that was discussed was Ordinance 09-3610 to adjust the Fees for Backflow Device Testing and Inspection by the City of Lebanon.

Court date set in infant murder case

The Wilson Post

A man charged in the death of an almost 2-month-old baby will make his initial appearance in court on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Michael Johnson, 18, of Mount Morse, Mich., has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of Tyler Howard, almost 2 months old, who died Friday.

MJMS going green with B.E.A.R.S.

The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET  -- To try and be more environmentally conscious, or green, as it is commonly referred to, Mt. Juliet Middle School is working to have B.E.A.R.S., which stands for Brilliant, Eco-friendly And Recycling Students.

The B.E.A.R.S. project is the main effort of the Junior Beta Club and is handled completely by the students. MJMS began their Junior Beta Club in 2008 with only 20 members.

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Walk set to honor local teacher

From Post staff reports

Administrators and teachers at Lebanon’s Coles Ferry Elementary are planning a walk in honor of Peggie Dill, a teacher at the school who was diagnosed in late October with pancreatic cancer.

November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month and according to Becky Kegley, assistant principal at Coles Ferry, teachers, students and many parents are planning to attend the event planned for Monday, Nov. 23 at 9 a.m.

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