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Telling Tales

Take me out to the ballgame But remember its just a game

When Jack Norworth penned the tune, “Take me out to the ballgame,” I wonder if he pictured a little league set of 11 year olds; mouths stuffed with Big League Chew, black out under their eyes and grass stains on white baseball pants?

Like a lot of you, our spring and summer months are packed full of sports. When my oldest started playing ball, I wasn’t prepared for how much time we would spend eating ballpark faire like hot dogs, hamburgers and sunflower seeds.

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Wilson Living

Wilson Living Today Summer camps keeping kids occupied this summer

Before getting into what’s going on in Wilson County this week I would like to first start off with saying, THANK YOU! Thank you to our readers, advertisers and members of the community who allow Wilson Living to share their stories. We always wonder as each issue hits whether readers will enjoy what they’re seeing. As subscriptions have been pouring in and our website inundated with inquiries you answered with a resounding, YES!

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General Lifestyle

"Iron Man 2"

Hear ye, hear ye! The FIRST of this summer's blockbuster movies has arrived! "Iron Man 2," the sequel to 2008's surprise summer hit, "Iron Man," opened across the country this past weekend. For those who just could NOT wait, the Roxy actually had a special midnight showing Thursday night. "Iron Man 2" continues where the first one left off, beginning by replaying the "breaking news" conference where gazillionaire Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.) announced to the world that HE IS, in fact, Iron Man. Downey Jr., one of Hollywood's most gifted actors who hopefully has won in his long and well-chronicled personal battle over drug addiction, once again is spot-on playing the super-intelligent, yet supremely egotistical head of Stark Industries. At one point in the movie he boldly states in front of a Senate hearing (and to the world) that HE ALONE has helped the world have prolonged peace.

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Beauty tips from the pros

What we read in print we tend to believe.

With that thought in mind, let’s hear it from the icons of Fashion, Image, and Beauty. The question was, “How do you define Beauty?”

This may surprise you, as it did me, at the comments, not necessarily the products that they feel make you beautiful.

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Gone (cat) fishin at Beards Lake

By KEN BECK
Special for The Wilson Post

In the murky depths of Beard’s Lake, hidden beyond the sight of those soaking their lines in its spring-fed waters, lurk giant catfish.

How big?

In 2008, a local fisherman hauled out one weighing 72 pounds. Less than a month ago, an angler wrestled out two catfish that combined tipped the scales at 120 pounds. And there is talk of a leviathan in these waters that tops 100 pounds.

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POSTSCRIPTS The Pendergast Novels

About a year ago I read a review on a novel called Cemetery Dance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. They both write alone but together have done a series they call the Pendergast novels. I bought it, read it and was so intrigued I also got The Wheel of Darkness. At the back of this book they listed the series of nine books in order – a wonderful idea. I immediately ordered the first two.

Their protagonist is FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast – a brilliant, classically educated, independently wealthy and most eccentric New Orleans gentleman who rides around in a chauffeured Rolls Royce seemingly taking whatever cases tweak his fancy!

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Column

Yes, subject of infinitive is well and living in New Zealand

By ANNE DONNELL

Is there such a thing as a subject of an infinitive? This came up in a grammar discussion with my grandmother. She says yes, and I say maybe not. Appreciate your telling us something about this. People I’ve asked just look at me like goofs, like I’ve really lost it this time!

-Teen Guy with Grammar Grandma

P.S. Grandma wants me to check on what case a subject of an infinitive would be in, if it exists? I added that last part!

The answer is yes, there is such a thing as the subject of an infinitive. More on this truth on down the column.

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Guest Column

Work zones deserve your undivided attention

By Commissioner GERALD NICELY
Tennessee Department of Transportation

On Nov. 9, 2009, 19-year-old Jeffrey Thompson and 18-year-old Cheyenne Burke were working along a stretch of I-75 in Anderson County. The boys were tightening some recently installed cable barrier rail when a truck left the roadway, crossed a median and struck them. Jeffrey's dad was working just a few feet away and saw everything.

On April 19, 2010, less than six months after the loss of her only son, Debbie Thompson joined the Tennessee Department of Transportation to share an important message about work zone safety. She is determined to prevent something like this from happening to another family. 

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General News

450 tout Wilson County as The Place to Be

By SAM HATCHER
The Wilson Post

LEBANON -- More than 450 enthusiasts energized and wanting to participate gathered at a special event Tuesday to embark on a new regional campaign to promote Wilson County as “The Place to Be.”

Held at noon on the front lawn of the Mitchell House on the Castle Heights Campus, the barbecue luncheon attracted personalities from all walks of life and even some noted celebrities.

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FEMA arrives

By CHELSEA BURNETT
The Wilson Post

A small team of Community Relations specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, has arrived in Wilson County to aid those who have been affected by the recent flood damage.

John Jewell, director of the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency, explained that the team is designed to help citizens who have been afflicted by the costly damage find out how to go about receiving assistance and the proper steps to follow.

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Flood Relief Store offers aid

By CHELSEA BURNETT
The Wilson Post

With Wilson County and the rest of Middle Tennessee still reeling from the mass amount of flood damage, help comes in many forms, one of which can be found at the Prime Outlets-Lebanon shopping center.

The Flood Relief Store is operated by the City of Lebanon Mayor’s Office and supported by the American Red Cross and the United Way, said Sandi Thomas, one of the workers at the facility.

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Gladeville Elem. locks down after hunter's stray gunfire

By KALYN SHELLY 
The Wilson Post

Gladeville Elementary School was placed in a lock-down for 30 minutes yesterday after gunshots were fired on the property backing up to the school grounds by a man who was turkey hunting on his land

David Burton, director of safety for Wilson County Schools, said the incident occurred around 1:20 p.m. when fifth grade students were on the playground. He said four girls were playing near a tree when they heard shots fired and they described "little pieces falling from the trees onto their arms."

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Mayoral hopefuls say jobs top county issue

By KALYN SHELLY
The Wilson Post

The three candidates vying for Wilson County Mayor presented their views yesterday morning at a forum hosted by the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce at Cumberland University.

Candidates Don Fox, Randall Hutto and Phillip Warren participated in a question and answer discussion led by Chris Crowell, vice chair of the government relations committee for the Chamber.

All three candidates agreed that creating jobs is the first major issue facing the county along with fire protection and emergency service.

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Second chances with a cup of coffee

By ZACK OWENSBY
The Wilson Post

Some people follow what many consider the natural progression of life: high school, graduate, college, graduate, career, retire, die.

But in all actuality, the people who follow that progression have become the minority. With technical schools, specialized training and abundant career changes in life, most people do not follow that perceived progression, and for others, that blueprint isn’t best for them.

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TBI arrests MJ man for child abuse
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Wilson County man for allegedly abusing his 6-week-old daughter after he was indicted by the Smith County grand jury earlier Wednesday.

Gregory Dewayne Boatwright, 21, 60 East Caldwell Street, Mt. Juliet, was indicted on one count of aggravated child abuse.
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Unity Church holds revival

Unity Church in Lebanon will have a revival with guest speaker Brother Mike Clayborn Thursday through Saturday, May 13-15.

Unity Church is at 222 Cainsville Road.

Services will begin at 7 each night and will include special singing. The pastor is Brother Kenneth Bowen. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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General Sports

CU eliminates Bethel 9-0

CU - UNION UNDERWAY IN PADUCAH
 
PADUCAH, Ky. - The NAIA No. 2 Cumberland University Bulldogs advanced to the winner's bracket championship in the 2010 McDonald's TranSouth Baseball Conference Tournament with a 9-0 win over Bethel University.

Top seed Cumberland improved to 48-8 on the season, while Bethel ends the season at 32-17-1.
 
Cumberland scored in eight of the nine innings to cruise to the victory. They scored one run seven times, and twice in the second inning. Aaron Wilkerson (11-1) tossed the complete game, allowing no runs on seven hits while striking out 11 hitters.

Coach Woody Hunt's Bulldogs are playing No. 2 seeded Union University right now at Brooks Stadium.
 
Monday, May 10
*Game 1 start delayed until 2:30 due to rain.
Game 1: 2:30 p.m. - #1 Cumberland def. #6 Freed-Hardeman 11-6
Game 2: 6:00 p.m. - #2 Union def. #5 Lyon 7-1
Game 3: 9:30 p.m. - #3 Martin Methodist vs. #4 Bethel (suspended top 8, MMC leading 7-4)

Tuesday, May 11
Game 3: 10:00 a.m - #3 Martin Methodist def. #4 Bethel 7-4  (resumed from Monday night)
Game 4: 12:00 p.m. - #5 Lyon def. #6 Freed-Hardeman 12-5 (FHU out
Game 5: 3:30 p.m. - #1 Cumberland def. #4 Bethel 9-0  (Bethel out)
Game 6: 7:00 p.m. - #2 Union def. vs. #3 Martin Methodist 12-6

Wednesday, May 12 (Schedule TBA)
Game 7: 12:00 p.m. - #1 Cumberland vs. #2 Union
Game 8: 3:30 p.m. - #5 Lyon vs. #3 Martin Methodist
Game 9: 7:00 p.m. - Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8

Thursday, May 13 - Championship Day (Schedule TBA)
Game 10: 12:00 p.m. - Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9
Game 11: (if necessary) 30 minutes after Game 1 - Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10

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