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Celia Lancaster Oldham, 58

FAYETTEVILLE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Celia Lancaster Oldham, age 58, of Fayetteville will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Van Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Oldham passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at her residence.

She was a native of Wilson County and the daughter of Jim and Vondell Green Lancaster of Lebanon. Mrs. Oldham was a homemaker and a member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to her parents include her husband Glenn Oldham of Fayetteville; daughters Katie Hill and husband Mike, Liz Hammons and husband Keith, Maggie Byrne and husband TJ and Emily Oldham -- all of Fayetteville; grandchildren Josh, Rachel and Gus Hill, Emma, Glenn, Jim and Ellie Hammons, Grady and Molly Byrne; siblings Lucy (Ewin) Cowley of Fayetteville, Jim Lancaster (Debi) of Watertown and John (Penny) Lancaster of Lebanon as well as several nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 5-8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Riverside Christian Academy Athletics, 116 Riverside Drive, Fayetteville, TN 37334 One of Mrs. Oldham’s greatest joys was watching her grandchildren play sports.

Higgins Funeral Home, Fayetteville, is in charge of arrangements.


Telling Tales

Small Town Yogi

Wilson Living Magazine
A few days ago I caught Angel in a weak moment, and before she knew it we -- along with our friend, Beth -- were on the interstate headed to Hot Yoga. What was the catalyst for a spur of the moment, mid-week trip to a facility that boasts a 110-degree room and instructors who encourage students to clear the mind of all distractions? Honestly, I forgot.


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General Lifestyle

Our Feathered Friends - March 23

Oh, what a beautiful weekend we were blessed with just before spring finally starts. My birds are getting a touch of spring fever, and you can tell that breeding season is just around the corner. There is one small birdhouse on the backyard storage shed that has a 1 1/4-inch opening that only Wrens, Chickadees or Titmouse can enter. I watched in wonder at a pair of House Sparrows trying to gain entrance to start their little family. A few minutes later the male squeezed inside, but the female could not do the same.

This past Saturday we had a good time at Garrs Rental and Feed Store in Mt. Juliet with the two seminars there. It has been so long since talking to people, that I almost forgot why I was there. After a few jitters, my nerves finally eased up enough to get into a talk about our Bluebirds. Maybe I should give you all a few pointers about attracting Bluebirds to your property.

Habitat is one of the first things you should consider when placing out Bluebird houses. Bluebirds like an open piece of property that is not enclosed by a woods type of setting. Nesting boxes should never be placed directly on a tree trunk where many predators would have access to the babies. Place your houses on a pole at a height of five to seven feet off the ground. Look straight up and make sure that all you can see is sky.

The ABCs of Lebanon

Know the icons, landmarks, cool sites of the Cedar City?

Special to The Wilson Post
If you have lived in or around Lebanon for five years or more, here are 26 local institutions or sites you should be familiar with. Some are public places or unique events that reflect the history of the Cedar City, while other attractions are businesses, restaurants or just entertaining places to visit.
Check how many of these you are well versed in.

If you’ve not encountered some of these, lace up your walking shoes and hit the sidewalk or put a gallon of gasoline in the tank and cruise down the road. All but four are within the city limit signs. Most of these places provide entertainment, enjoyable experiences, hearty eating, a boost to the local economy or do good works.

(Note: Obviously, there are more than 26 attractions in Lebanon. Compile your own list to share with visitors or newcomers or email your favorite place around town to this writer.)  

A is for Antiques and the historic Arcade on the Square: Antique shops dot the Lebanon Square, from the fabled Cuz’s (look for The Thing) to the Downtown Antique Mall and those in between. The 101-year-old Arcade tucked in the southeast corner is in the midst of restoration and may well develop into the gem of the square. 

B is for Bay’s Bakery: Scrumptious sour dough bread at $1.25 a loaf. It’s great for banquets, breakfast toast or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Folks drive here from across the Mid-state to spend their bread on this bread.   


General News

Flood issues brought to County Commission meeting

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Flooding issues seemed to be flowing into the Wilson County Commission Monday night as the squires voted to allow Darren Lynch to speak about high water in his neighborhood, which has been a large issue in other local governments since the flood in May 2010.

Lynch, who lives in the Royal Oaks Subdivision in Mt. Juliet, told the commission that development of other homes and subdivisions around them have caused considerable flooding damage to their neighborhood.

“There are 13 of us, home and property owners, that experience this,” Lynch said, adding that the flooding didn’t happen prior to development of these other neighborhoods.

Two fraud arrests bring in US Secret Service

The Wilson Post
Lebanon Police have arrested and charged two men originally from Russia with a number of counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and identity theft.

The case is far-reaching involving the information of a number of persons nationwide, and Lebanon Police Det. Chad Jones and Chief Scott Bowen noted the U.S. Secret Service is also involved in the investigation.

The two men, who gave Glendale, Calif., addresses, were arrested on Friday after an officer was dispatched to the Walgreens at 1303 West Main Street. An employee at the West Main store had received a call from another employee of the Walgreens at 606 South Cumberland Street about two individuals who tried to purchase a number of “high dollar gift cards” with credit cards, Jones said.

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