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Wilson Living

Reality Bites
The scream I heard coming from the living room… was not so much a scream of writhing pain but more like a mournful wail from deep within one‘s soul. Definitely a cry worthy of  my putting down the People magazine, to ensure no one was bleeding on my cream colored carpet.

I followed the scream until I found my two youngest children rolling around on the floor fighting over the remote.

As I pulled them off of each other, my youngest yelled out, “I can’t take it any more. All Zoe watches is Toddlers & Tiaras. Make her change the channel!”


Nothing like homegrown tomatoes

Is there anything tastier than a nice red vine ripened tomato, especially if it’s from your own tenderly managed spot?

On June 15 we had our first red, ripe tomato and in spite of all of the preparation for the event, I was truly surprised. Usually tomatoes don’t ripen here before the 4th of July, so this early picking seemed fortuitous. I’d been watching the clump of tomatoes in the middle of the vine for several weeks, but lately the enlarging leaves and branches of the plant had obscured the fruit and the green color was perfectly camouflaged by the overgrowth. In spite of the enlarging size and early growth of the tomato, I halfway expected some evil animal to pick it or damage it before it ripened. So, when the leaves covered it I was hopeful that the squirrel that sometimes steals it and takes it up to the nearby tree to eat wouldn’t be able to find it this year.
Were the good ole days really all that good

I was reminded by someone this week about the “good ole days.”

You know, I’m sure, about what I mean when I say the “good ole days.”

Gas was 35 cents at the pump. It cost 50 cents to get in a movie. You could buy a top of the line automobile for way less than $8,000.

Letters to the Editor

Candidate responds to earlier letter from current commissioner
Editor’s Note: This letter is being published in response to a letter by District 19 Wilson County Commissioner L.T. Jenkins which appeared on this page in the July 9 edition.

To the Editor:
I have heard from many voters in my district wanting me to respond to my opponent’s letter to the editor. I have chosen after much consideration and prayer to respond to the comments of my opponent’s letter to the editor. My opponent keeps trying to cloud the truth concerning his resolution where he wanted to give us an annual tax increase. Resolution 08-9-7, calls for an annual property tax increase with his signature as the sponsor--thankfully this resolution failed. But as he has told everyone, in commission meetings, newspapers, the political forum, and other places that he did vote for the 20-cent property tax increase, but that he didn’t raise our taxes by himself.

General News

Bids received for new Lebanon High School
The Wilson Post

Bids for construction of the new Lebanon High School were opened Tuesday afternoon at the Wilson County Board of Education Central Office.

Six firms submitted base bids for the project, including:

•    $38,088,000 submitted by R.G. Anderson Company, Inc. of Nashville;
•    $39,542,000 submitted by Doster Construction Company of Franklin.
•    $39,990,000 submitted by Denark Construction of Knoxville.
•    $40,590,000 submitted by Hardaway Construction Corporation of Nashville.
•    $40,990,000 submitted by Rentenbach Constructors Incorporated of Knoxville.
•    $41,166,000 submitted by Robert S. Biscan and Company of Brentwood.
Couple pleads not guilty in death of child
From Post staff reports

A Mt. Juliet couple charged in the death of their adopted daughter pleaded not guilty to the charges during an appearance in court last week.
Dr. Deborah Mark, a pediatrician, and her husband, Steven, were charged in the death of Kairissa, 4, who they adopted from China in the spring. An autopsy showed the child sustained bruises all over her body.

Dr. Mark’s license to practice medicine was suspended recently by the state. She formerly worked at Centennial Pediatrics in Lebanon.
Dr. Scott Major to join Cancer Foundation
Dr. Scott Major, a Wilson County native who practices family medicine at Summit Primary Care in Hermitage, has been invited to join the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation.
The Physicians Advisory Committee was created to provide advice on issues relating to the advancement of cancer care. The Committee serves in a resource and advisory capacity to assist in the development, coordination, and evaluation of activities related to cancer care and support.
Hartsville Pike road construction/traffic detours planned
Tennessee Department of Transportation will be closing a section of Hartsville Pike (State Route 141) between Oakdale Drive and Vosswood Drive beginning Wednesday, Aug. 4 at approximately 8 p.m. to complete installation of drainage culverts.
Hearthside backpacks benefi t foster kids
The Wilson Post

Residents at Hearthside at Castle Heights, assisted living facility, donated 60 backpacks and hundreds of school supplies to the Wilson Trousdale Resource Parent Association to help prepare their children for going back to school.

Trina Hildabrand, resource parent, and Debbie Dufresne, secretary of the association, accepted the generous donations on behalf of the Wilson Trousdale Resource Parent Association Thursday afternoon. This is the third year that Hearthside has made a back to school donation to the association.

“Not many people step up to help our kids and we really appreciate all the support these residents give us,” Hildabrand said. “They have loved our kids and we are very appreciative of everything they do for us.”
Searching for fathers leads all requests
The Wilson Post

A former Mt. Juliet resident, who has made her living for the past several years finding people, told members of the Lebanon Morning Rotary yesterday that her number one requested search is for finding fathers.
Norma Tillman, who now resides in Brentwood, through her work as a private investigator has a proven track record for finding people. In fact, in her career she has located more than 1,000 missing persons.

Introducing her topic Thursday, Tillman told Rotarians that being a private investigator is “not like what you see on television,” adding that most cases are not solved within a hour time frame.
Tax sale set
Wilson County will conduct a delinquent tax sale Saturday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Chancery Courtroom at the Wilson County Judicial Center, 134 South College Street, Lebanon.

“This is part of our continuing effort to collect all property taxes owed the county and its cities,” said County Trustee Jim Major.

Potential buyers are encouraged to arrive on time to hear about the terms of a tax sale. This is a Buyer Beware sale where the buyer takes much more risk than if buying from a Realtor or individual.
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