By ANGEL KANE,
Wilson Living Magazine
I love when my brother and his family come for a visit. And this past weekend, they were in Lebanon to spend Easter with us. Soon after arriving, we all decided to head to the creek. As we were walking through the woods behind our house, my four year old nephew ran ahead. As he did, my brother yelled out…
Dear Ken: What is going on in the life of Frankie Muniz, who starred as Malcolm in the sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle”?
Francisco James Muniz IV, 25, has backed off his acting career a bit to pursue music and race car driving. He is the drummer in the Phoenix-based band You Hang Up. He has been open wheel racing since 2006, competing in the Atlantic Championship. And he has been writing screenplays and produced a few movies. Muniz stars later this year as a super hero in the movie “Pizza Man.” Born in New Jersey, he grew up in Knightdale, N.C. (population 6,200), where his mom was a nurse and his father a restaurant manager. A big basketball and soccer fan, he was taught how to play the drums by his pal Zac Hanson of Hanson brothers fame.
Wilson County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 5 p.m., Monday, May 2, at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon.
Lebanon City Council will hold a work session at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights. There will be a presentation by MTAS on “TDEC MS4 Stormwater Quality Regulations under the City of Lebanon General Permit.”
Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m., Thursday, May 5, at the JECDB office at 115 N. Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon.
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.
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.
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.
Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors meeting will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28, at 233 Legends Drive, Lebanon.
Wilson County Shrine Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28, at the Ponderosa Steak House in Lebanon. All Wilson County Shriners and their Ladies are urged to attend.
Leeville FCE Club in Wilson County will have a Yard Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Leeville Clubhouse on Club House Road, located off Highway 109 and Hickory Ridge Road on the west side of Hickory Ridge. There will be signs to help you find the clubhouse. Rain or sunshine, the yard sale will be inside the clubhouse. There will be a variety of items for sale. For information, call Evie Lubic at 443-1367.
Pennsylvania Avenue’s annual Street-Long Yard Sale will be Saturday, April 30. The rain date will be the next nice Saturday.
Benefit Yard sale: Yard selling to Fight Cancer! Family and friends of Donna Urell are hosting a benefit yard sale with all donations and profits to go to Urell and her family. Urell was recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. The yard sale will be from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, at 432 Lealand Lane, past Sam Houston Elementary toward Hartsville Pike, Lebanon. The event will be held rain or shine. Items included are men’s and women’s clothing, baby clothes, baby toys and accessories, furniture, books, kittens and many other small items.
Wilson County Beekeepers will meet Monday, May 2, in the West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. The meeting will start at 7 p.m., but mentors will be available by 6:30 to answer questions. Carey Mitchell will present “Preventing Swarms and Making Splits.” The public is invited. For information, contact Petra Mitchell at 286-2529.
Wilson County Canning College will be Tuesday and Thursday, May 3 and 5, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon in the East/West Building, beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $25 per class payable to UT Extension. You may pay at the Wilson Farmer’s Co-op in the Business office. Ask for Renee Tanner. Participants will learn basic food preservation methods related to canning foods. They will receive research-based information about canning fruits and vegetables as well as a jar of food prepared in class. For information, contact Shelly Barnes, FCS Extension agent, at 444-9584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSDAR Margaret Gaston Chapter meets at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, at The Spain House, First United Methodist Church in Lebanon. The program will be NJROTC Recognition. May hostesses are Joyce Harris, Sharon Kloba, Susan Scott, Colleen Taylor and Jeanda Ward.
Family Health Night, hosted by Southside Elementary School, will be from 4 until 6 p.m., Thursday, May 5. The event is being held in connection with Fuel UP to Play 60, an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and National Football League in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Guests may taste samples of foods, tour Southside’s new fitness room, play games and receive instruction on seat belt and bicycle safety.
Iris Show, sponsored by Twin States Iris Society, will be Saturday, May 7, at Walter J. Baird Middle School, Lebanon. Entries will be accepted from 7 until 10 a.m. Judging will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The show opens to the public from 2 until 4 p.m. Admission is free. A sale of irises is held on the same day from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the TSIS display gardens at the school as well.
Fifth annual Concert to Benefit the Brooks House, Wilson County Women and Children’s Homeless Shelter, will be 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 7, at Immanuel Baptist Church, 214 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon. The concert is presented by the Mid-South Gospel Music Association. Set to perform are The Gospel Echoes, Resurrection Quartet, Fred VanHook & The Harmoneers, Dn’D Testimony in Song and The New Wine Singers. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken for the Brooks House.
Wilson County Board of Health will meet from noon until 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, at the Wilson County Health Department Conference Room, Lebanon.
Wilson County Republican Party will take its May meeting on the road to Mt. Juliet. The WCRP will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at the Hampton Inn & Suites at 5001 Crossings Circle (across from Providence MarketPlace). Guest speaker will be new Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty. For information, contact Kevin Foushee, WCRP chairman, at 444-5732 or visit www.wilsongop.org.
PHOEBE Ministries, a ministry of widows reaching widows, will meet at The Art Mill in Lebanon at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 21. Participants will paint a blue iris, the symbol of PHOEBE Ministries. Cost is $35 plus tax, and all materials are included. Members are also collecting drink cans and soup and vegetable cans for Miracle Power, a ministry that is building a home for widows and orphans in Africa. Bring empty cans to the meeting where someone will be on hand to collect them.
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.
Lebanon High School Class of 1981 will hold its 30-year reunion on Saturday, June 25 at Five Oaks. Get your address to Gary Ligon on Facebook or call Amy Gregory at 417-1313 or Beverly Hurd at 444-3904 for details.
Lebanon High School Class of 1991 is planning a 20-year reunion for July 2. Organizers are looking for classmates. Email contact information to Dawn Carr Willis at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 308-0034. For information, go to www.eventbrite.com or Facebook.
To submit items for the calendar, you can mail them to The Wilson Post, 216 Hartmann Drive, Lebanon, Tenn. 37087, or e-mail them to email@example.com. Items for the calendar will not be taken over the phone. The Wilson Post reserves the right to reject items deemed not appropriate for the calendar.
Cumberland moved up two spots to fifth in the fifth edition of the 2011 NAIA Baseball Coaches' Top 25 Poll announced Tuesday by the national office. The Bulldogs have won 13 straight games and 20 of the last 21 contests since March 22.
Cumberland (39-12, 17-4) concludes the regular season this week at home against Mid-Continent University, hosting a doubleheader Thursday at 1 p.m. and a single game Friday at 2 p.m.
The Bulldogs lead the TranSouth Conference standings by one game over Trevecca Nazarene and two games over Union University. The top six teams in the final conference standings will play in next week’s TranSouth Championships starting Monday at Fesmire Field on the Union campus in Jackson, Tenn.
Embry-Riddle is ranked No. 1 in this week’s poll, their first No. 1 ranking since April 20, 2005 poll. The Eagles, coached by former Bulldog player and assistant coach Randy Stegall, are riding a 14-game winning streak.
Lee University, whom is the Bulldogs defeated last week, 7-4, in Cleveland, Tenn., is ranked fourth, while LSU-Shreveport is No. 9 this week. Cumberland has also played Missouri Baptist (11th), Brewton-Parker (16th), Belhaven University (22nd) and Trevecca Nazarene (24th) this season, compiling a 7-6 record against teams ranked in this week’s Top 25.
Lebanon Youth Track -- The Lebanon Youth Track Club has an open membership and invites young aspiring runners, jumpers, and throwers to join. The spring program is free and culminates in the Hershey's summer track meets. The Hershey Company has sponsored the annual games for 34 years, promoting health, fitness, and fun for children ages 9-14. Locally, the Hershey games are held in Murfreesboro in May and June. State winners may win an all-expense paid trip to Hershey, PA for the national games. Athletes will have other opportunities to run in local AAU and all-comers meets through the month of June. AAU meets have additional membership requirements and fees. Starting April 25, the club will meet at the Lebanon High School track for practice from 6:00-7:15pm on Mondays and Thursdays. Matt Smart, a former runner for the Georgia Tech track team and staff with Athletes in Action, is the head coach. For information, call Coach Smart at 500-4709.
CU sports hall of fame -- The Cumberland University Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the Class of 2011 Sports Hall of Fame until June 1, 2011. Nominations must be made in writing and include full justification for the nomination, including statistics, honors, awards and any other pertinent information pertaining to the nominee. The 2011 Hall of Fame dinner is set Friday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. in Baird Chapel. Pictures of the nominees are helpful and current address and phone numbers are required. A prerequisite for induction into the Sports Hall of Fame is the ability of the nominee to attend the induction dinner.
Nominations should be mailed to:
Jo Jo Freeman
Sports Information Director
One Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087
Nominations may also be faxed to Freeman's attention at 615/443-8422 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MJ High boys hoops camp -- Coach Troy Allen and the Mt. Juliet boys basketball program will hold a camp for young men in grades 2-8 the week of June 13-18 at the Mt. Juliet High gym. Cost is $60 per camper with sessions planned 8:30 - 11 a.m. Offensive skills such as passing, shooting, dribbling, screening, and scoring will be stressed. For more information contact Coach Allen at 758-5606 or email@example.com
CU baseball camps -- Cumberland University’s baseball program has announced the dates for its annual slate of summer camps.
·Hitting Camp - June 13-16
Session I: 9 a.m. - 12 Noon, Ages 6-9/ Session II: 1-4 p.m. ; Ages 10-12
·Fundamental Camp - June 20-23 Ages 8-14; 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
·Pitching Camp - June 27-30; Ages 8-14, 9 a.m. - 12 Noon
·Advanced Fundamental Camp - July 5-8; Ages 13-18, 9 a.m. - 12 Noon.
For more information, check Cumberland’s website at www.gocumberlandathletics.com (camps & clinics section) or call Coach Woody Hunt at 547-1365.
MJMS baseball camp -- Mt. Juliet Middle School’s baseball camp for boys ages 6-14 will be held form 9-11:30 a.m. June 20-23 at the Golden Bears’ field. Camp fees are $65. Advance registration is requested. Camp applications are available at MJMS and area middle school. For information, contact Coach Rick Johnson at 754-6688, ext. 5851 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CU Maymester volleyball -- Cumberland University volleyball Coach Dwayne Deering is accepting applications for the Maymester Girls Volleyball League at Cumberland. League play begins Monday, May 2nd. There will be an ‘18U’ division and a ‘14U’ division. Players and Coaches are urged to enter their team in the league as soon as possible; but you can also join the league as an individual and you will be placed on a team. Cost is $60 per player. Contact Coach Deering at 615-547-1318, or e-mail Deering at: email@example.com.
Wilson County Friends of NRA will hold its annual dinner and auction Friday, April 29 at the James Ward Agricultural Center (Wilson County Fairgrounds) in Lebanon.
The doors open at 6 p.m. with games and a silent auction. Dinner and exciting live auction will follow. Tickets are $30 each.
Each ticket purchased includes a free one-hour lane rental at The Gun Room to be used after the banquet. Tickets can be purchased online at www.friendsofnra.org/tn/events or locally at The Armory, The Gun Room, and Lebanon Gun Shop.
Tickets can also be purchased at The Reloaders Bench in Mt. Juliet. All ticket holders will be included in a drawing for the door prize of an American Tactical Imports GSG 1911 Ad Ops Pistol sponsored by The Armory with a MSRP of $399.99. Ticket holders must be present to win.
Friends of NRA is a key grassroots event that supports thousands of community service related to firearm education, hunter safety, wildlife conservation, range improvements, youth marksmanship, and law enforcement among others.
Working with the NRA field representative, members and volunteers organize banquets in their communities, complete with auctions, special drawings, and fellowship. Much of the merchandise at the banquets is donated or provided at reduced cost by hundreds of participating vendors.