By ANGEL KANE, Wilson Living Magazine
My favorite, favorite thing to do is to get up before everyone else, make myself a cup of coffee and savor it for a good 10 minutes. And when that doesn’t happen….
So on Saturday morning, as I was making my way down the hall to my coffee maker, out of the shadows emerged a figure.
Dear Ken: Who was Mighty Manfred?
Make that Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog. This animated hound was the lazy, comical sidekick to Tom Terrific, a boy who lived in a tree house and, via his funnel-shaped thinking cap, could change into anything he wanted. Tom and Manfred’s most famous foe was Crabby Appleton, who was rotten to the core. The cartoon originated on “Captain Kangaroo” in 1957. Each episode ran for five minutes, so they aired one minute per day, Monday-Friday. Manfred had a sweet tooth for peanut butter sandwiches.
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Whew! What a week! Snow, ice, more snow and freezing temps created some wonderful memories for many families of Wilson County. Check out Wilson Living’s Facebook page for some great snow filled snapshots.
Government Meetings --
* Lebanon City Council Public Works/Transportation Committee will meet at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 24, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights.
* Lebanon City Council Finance Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights.
* Wilson County Commission’s Animal Control Committee will meet at 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, in Conference Room 2, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.
Community Calendar --
Wilson County Adult Learning Center offers classes for anyone interested in achieving his or GED diploma. Classes are held in Lebanon and in Mt. Juliet. For information, call the Adult Learning Center at 443-8731.
Lebanon Toastmasters meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Spain House on the Lebanon First United Methodist Church campus at 415 West Main Street, Lebanon. Visitors are welcome. Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills. For information, call 444-0126.
Lebanon Meals on Wheels program is looking for volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in the area. Meal routes range from about 10-15 people. Volunteers arrive at 9:30 a.m. and are done by 10:30. If you are interested, contact Jessica at 449-3488 between the hours of 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday.
Telephone Pioneer Cookbooks Volume I and III are now on sale. All proceeds benefit the Pioneer Museum. To purchase one or for information, call 444-3096 or 444-0940.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Wilson County is in need of volunteers who would like to reach out to those in need in Wilson County. Volunteers must be age 55 or older. If you are interested in participating or partnering with the program, call 443-7606 or 742-1113, ext. 10.
Agape has contracted with Maple Hill church of Christ to provide counseling services in Lebanon. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Diana Crawford will be available at the church building on Mondays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. She sees children and adults. For information, call 547-4244.
AL-ANON and ALATEEN family groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. They believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid in recovery. There is a local AL-ANON and ALATEEN meeting in Lebanon every week. For information, call Harriett at 444-2852 or Linda at 444-8437.
First Wednesdays of each month a Healing Service is held by Sister A.A.A. Stafford at the Sports Village Complex, 1735 West Main Street, Lebanon, beginning at 10:15 a.m.
HomeSafe Women’s Support Group meets Thursday evenings. For information and to sign up, call 444-6130. If you need help with an order of protection for domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking, contact HomeSafe at 444-8955.
Lebanon High School’s True Blue Parent Group will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, in the library at LHS. The topic will be Bullying and Cyberbullying. This meeting was to be held Jan. 13 but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.
SBA Day, sponsored by the City of Mt. Juliet, Economic and Community Development and the Mt. Juliet/West Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, will be from 9 a.m. until noon, Friday, Jan. 21, at Mt. Juliet City Hall. No appointment is required. Stop by and talk with representatives from the Small Business Administration and SCORE and get your questions regarding small business answered.
PHOEBE Ministries, a ministry of widows connecting with other widows, will meet Saturday, Jan. 22, at 9:30 a.m., at West Hills Baptist Church, Lebanon. Psychologist Bill Ross will speak on “Understanding the Grief Cycle.” Admission is free to all widows. Bring a pair of fuzzy socks with gripper bottoms for the Homebound Widows Ministry Team.
Fourth Saturdays at Healing Broken Vessels is set for Jan. 22. Guest speaker Glenda Thompson will address “Te Five Stages of Change” and their application on the Christian life. Each fourth Saturday, from 9 until 11 a.m., speakers in the community will discuss topics relevant to women. Healing Broken Vessels is an organization that provides free educational services for women. For information, visit online at www.healingbrokenvessels.org. HBV is at 223 North Cumberland Street, Lebanon.
Communitywide Red Cross Training (formerly Mass Care) will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, in the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church, 415 West Main Street, Lebanon. This is the class required to get a Red Cross badge and a background check will be needed (provided by Red Cross online). This can also be a refresher class for those who previously took the classes because procedures change. Also, a training class on Shelter Operations and Shelter Simulation will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, also in the Fellowship Hall at First UMC. There will be a lunch break or bring your lunch. Prepare to help Wilson County shelters function in the next disaster. Sign up for one or both classes by emailing Patty Caldwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Valerie at the local Red Cross office at 878-9080.
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be at Maple Hill church of Christ, from 4 until 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 24. To schedule your appointment online, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code MapleHillsCC. For information, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit www.bloodisneeded.org.
Lebanon-Wilson County Public Library invites everyone to a book-signing with author Michael Freeland who will sign copies of his book, Time and River, from 4 until 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24.
Caregivers Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. at the UMC/McFarland Specialty Campus, 500 Park Ave., Lebanon, in the first floor conference room. The next meeting will be Jan. 25. The support group is open to anyone experiencing the stress of caregiving. For information, contact either Kathryn Roberts at 443-6800 or Beth Goodner at 449-0500, ext. 6832.
Shopping in the Glade will be at the Gladeville Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Booths are available for families or dealers at $20 for a 10-foot-by-10-foot space. For information, call Mabel Beazley at 243-2664, Debbie Ray at 443-3817 or Margaret Rediker at 449-6955.
The Alzheimer’s Association, along with Belmont Village and Rolling Hills Hospital, will present part one of a four-part caregiver’s series on “How to Deal with the Changes of Alzheimer’s Disease – A Caregiver’s View: What’s Really Happening?” from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, at Belmont Village Assisted Living of Green Hills, 4206 Stammer Place, Nashville. Caregivers, families and friends from Wilson County who are managing the disease of Alzheimer’s are welcome to attend. The event is free, and a meal for attendees will be provided. Advance registration is required. To register, call Tiffany Mann at the Alzheimer’s Association at 292-4938. A local Alzheimer’s support group meets the second Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. at Elmcroft of Lebanon, 801 West Main Street. For information, call 453-5494.
Lebanon High School Class of 1971 is planning a 40-year reunion to be held June 11. Call one of the following people with your contact information: Teresa Halbert at 444-5995, Phil Bragg at 444-4941, Jo Smith at 444-8811 or Brownie Hall at 444-5173.
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