By BECKY ANDREWS
I freely admit a reality show addiction. Not of the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ or ‘Big Brother’ or even ‘Survivor’ type reality. Nope, my shows aren’t that classy. In fact, there’s not even a cash prize awaiting some of these folks. Just a lifelong reminder of how they behaved- good or bad- forever in minds of America.
It started innocent enough. The very first season of ‘The Real World’ started airing my freshman year of college. While I watched the show occasionally, it wasn’t until the second season of the MTV franchise that I would make sure my class schedule didn’t interfere with the latest episode. My roommates and I would loudly discuss each episode. Throughout the week leading up to the next installment, we’d discuss how we thought it should play out.
Dear Ken: Where is Yvonne Strahovski, who plays Sarah Walker on “Chuck,” from?
The actress, 28, was born in Sydney, Australia, but her parents, who now live in the U.S., were natives of Warsaw, Poland. Strahovski has completed the movie “The Killer Elite” with Robert DeNiro and Jason Statham and will next make “Shadows From the Sky.”
By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post
It wasn’t easy being a Choctaw child in the 1940s in Mississippi. Sally Wells, 69, a resident of Smyrna for the past 38 years with her husband Bill, was born on a reservation near Philadelphia, Miss., where she spent her formative years with her parents, six sisters and a brother.
Life was probably difficult at best for most youngsters who grew up in Dixie during the 1930s and 1940s watching their fathers, whether farmers or sharecroppers, trying to eke out an existence from the land.
For Choctaw children there was an added burden. Many were sent away from their homes at an early age to attend schools and live in the homes of relatives and strangers.
“I was about 5 when the government had an Indian school, but we lived 12 to 13 miles away. We were kind of isolated. We did not socialize with white people,” said Wells, who speaks softly and has a face dominated by kind, dark eyes. “They sent people over to our place who said, ‘Your kids have to go to school. We don’t have a bus, so we’ll find a family.’
CedarStone Bank and Summit Medical Center are teaming up to offer Flu Clinics on three consecutive Fridays in October at the bank’s three locations.
Arriving in time for the upcoming flu season, nurses and staff from Summit Convenient Care at Lebanon and Summit Walk-In Clinic will be on-site offering flu shots to area senior adults from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, Oct.15, at the Lebanon Main Office, 1-3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, at the Mt. Juliet Office and on Friday, Oct. 29, from 1-3 p.m. at the CedarStone Bank Donelson office.
From Post staff reports
GLADEVILLE -- Nashville Superspeedway has introduced new season ticket pricing for its two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series-NASCAR Nationwide Series tandem race weekends in 2011. Season tickets are now available and fans can purchase a season ticket package for adults for $129, while junior season tickets will be just $40 for the 2011 NASCAR season.
The age limit for junior tickets has also been extended to include fans 14 years old and younger. Nashville’s 2011 season will include two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series-NASCAR Nationwide Series doubleheaders on April 22-23 and July 22-23, 2011.
A season ticket package includes a reserved seat for all four NASCAR events. To order a season ticket package call 1-866-RACE-TIX or go online at NashvilleSuperspeedway.com.
Single race tickets for all 2011 NASCAR events at Nashville Superspeedway will go on sale to the public Jan. 5, 2011.
“Combining our 2011 race dates into two race weekends was the first step towards giving race fans a more efficient way to come see a race,” said Cliff Hawks, vice president and general manager of Nashville Superspeedway. Now with our revised season ticket pricing, fans can take advantage of one of the most affordable season ticket packages available in the sport.”
ALL ACCESS passes will continue to be included in all season ticket packages. ALL ACCESS allows fans unprecedented access at the track prior to the race. Fans can attend the pre-race driver’s meeting, walk the grid near the cars and trucks, visit Victory Lane and experience the Fan Walk prior to the start of the race.
As an additional benefit to those who purchase season tickets, the track will host Nashville Season Ticket Holder Day on Saturday, March 19, 2011. Season ticket holders will be able to drive their vehicle around the 1.33-mile track behind a pace vehicle on the day that they can receive their printed season tickets.
NASCAR returns to Nashville Superspeedway in 2011 with two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series-NASCAR Nationwide Series doubleheaders on April 22-23 and July 22-23.
For more information, call 1-866-RACE-TIX or visit www.nashvillesuperspeedway.com.