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Telling Tales

THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING!
When school was called off for Thursday and it was only Wednesday afternoon (before the first snowflake made an appearance), I knew it was time to fly into action and buy up all the provisions my family would need to make it through the night and up until at least 10 am the following day.
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Ask Ken Beck

Quarterback Brady and model wife produce a son
Dear Ken: Has Gisele, the fashion model wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, made any movies?
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General Lifestyle

History of Watertown fishing lure maker surfaces

Dewey Hunt created ‘the king of bass lures’ in 1950s

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

WATERTOWN -- A fishing lure collector trolling into murky historical waters has brought to the surface a late Watertown man’s crafty angling genius.

The Hunt Lure Company opened in 1960, and for a few short years produced what Dewey E. Hunt and his partner Elby Jennings Jr. claimed to be “the king of bass lures.”

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Sherrys Run 2009 campaign raises record amount

Organization helps those battling cancer

Through the efforts of those who strive to make a difference, like the Annual Sherry’s Run supporters, one day, our grandchildren will ask us “What was cancer?” 

In 2009, Sherry’s Run raised $201,000 in one of the most challenging economies in recent history. This is a testament to the more that 3,100 participants who realize that it takes more than courage to beat cancer. Sherry’s Run is a 5K Run/Walk event held each year in Lebanon.

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The Country Vibe with Chuck and Becca welcomes Mt. Juliet duo Brothers Finch

Countemporary rockin’ country duo Brothers Finch joined Steve Azar on the set of “The Country Vibe with Chuck and Becca” which will premiere on News Channel 5 + in Nashville at 11 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16.

“We had a great time with Chuck and the Country Vibe team,” said bassist/vocalist Brandon Finch. “We’d welcome an opportunity to come back on the show at anytime.”

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Column

Commas leave you exanimate?

 

By ANNE DONNELL

Please tell me where to insert commas (correctly, of course) in this sentence: Nancy my sister said “If you’re planning to go to Louisville Kentucky tomorrow you’d better go to sleep early tonight.” Thanks.

-Aspiring Author

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Guest Column

Mayor notes support of community in wake of Tuckers Sausage fire

By Lebanon Mayor PHILIP CRAIGHEAD

I stood and watched as a Lebanon institution burned on Friday. Tucker Sausage, a local business for 70-plus years, ignited the sky. I've lived in Lebanon for 40 years and felt a deep sadness for our loss and theirs.

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General News

Bradleys, Lamia send aid to Afghanistan

From Post staff reports

Since leaving the military, he and his wife have embarked on a new mission.

Lt. Gen. (ret.) John Bradley and his wife Jan are finding ways to help those in need in Afghanistan through a non-profit foundation the two launched in 2008.

At the end of a celebrated military career Bradley, a native of Lebanon and a 1963 graduate of Castle Heights Military Academy, created in partnership with his wife almost two years ago the Lamia Foundation in an effort to help the people of Afghanistan.

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Local club pushes putting fluoride back in water

By SAM HATCHER and ZACK OWENSBY 
The Wilson Post

A group of young women, most of whom have school-aged children or younger children at home, is mounting a campaign and beginning to ask questions about why the City of Lebanon is not putting fluoride in its water system.

Tiffany Miller was the first to sound the alarm when she learned just last week that the city no longer puts fluoride in its water supply.

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Polar Bear Plunge Saturday, benefits Special Olympics

JFFC to host Special Olympics Regional Swim meet, also

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Some mighty brave people are set to jump into the frigid waters of the outdoor pool at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center on Saturday for the annual Polar Bear Plunge, an event that benefits Wilson County Special Olympics.

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Robbery, theft suspects extradited from Florida

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Deputies with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department traveled to Florida and brought back two people from Florida indicted in a home invasion case here that occurred on Oct. 31, 2009.

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Tuckers Sausage plans for the future

By ZACK OWENSBY
The Wilson Post

Emotion was still fresh on Jerry Watson’s face when he talked about what Tucker’s Sausage meant, and still means, to his family in the wake of a fire that consumed a large portion of the Lebanon plant this past Friday.

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