By RAY POPE Checking out my garden the other days, the Bluebirds started dive-bombing me again, so I opened up their nesting box to find four babies, mouths wide open, waiting for mom and dad to stuff something into their gaping little beaks.
By BECKY ANDREWS, Wilson Living Magazine We all have a person that gets us. The person that appreciates your sense of humor appreciates your fashion sense-even though they frequently make fun of it- and agrees that when it comes to this friendship its pretty special.
By KEN BECK, The Wilson Post On Aug. 6, 2009, three weeks shy of his 36th birthday, Lebanons Chris Price was gliding down Interstate 75 South with six other members of the Nashville Steel Horsemen bike club.
Busy week for Wilson County If youre a parent to one of the thousands of students who head back to school this week, no doubt youre trying to settle back into a routine. Going back to school isnt the only big event going on this week.
By SHELLY BARNES, MS, CFLE Wilson County Ext. Agent The Wilson County Fair is coming to town and so is the food preservation contest! I am so excited to see all that you have canned this summer. It is always such a joy to look at all that hard work in one space.
Government meetings -- Lebanon Airport Commission will meet Thursday, Aug. 4, at 4:30 p.m. at the Lebanon Municipal Airport at 760 Franklin Road.
Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, at the JECDB office at 115 N. Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon.Wilson County Industrial Development Bond Board will meet at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Joint Economic & Community Development Board office at 115 N. Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon.
Community calendar -- 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.
Wilson County Right to Life will not meet in August because they will be at the Wilson County Fair, but you are welcome to come see them there. For information, call Trecia Dillingham at 443-5458.
HomeSafe Womens 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.
Immanuel Baptist Church will hold a Blood Drive on Thursday, Aug. 4, from noon to 5 p.m. to benefit the American Red Cross. To schedule an appointment online, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: Immanuel19.
Business Extravaganza, presented by the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce and Lebanon Premium Outlets, will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5, at the Lebanon Premium Outlets. Tax-Free Friday will also be Aug. 5. Door prizes and family events are planned throughout the day. A Fashion Show will be at noon. If you would like to participate, or if you need information, call 444-5503.
Oakland FCE Club will hold its Ice Cream Social, Bake Sale and Auction on Friday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m. at Friendship Christian School. All you can eat for $5. For information, call Ruby Margo at 443-4171.
Shopping in the Glade Flea Market will be from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Gladeville Community Center. Booth rental for a 10-foot-by-10-foot space is $20. For information, call Mabel Beazley at 243-2664.
Unity Church, 222 Cainsville Road, Lebanon, will have a gospel singing at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6. Guest group will be The Turner Family and other guest singers. Everyone is welcome. The pastor is Brother Kenneth Bowen.
Gospelfest 2011, to benefit tornado victims in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Joplin, Mo., will be from noon until 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at Westland United Methodist Church, 110 Dawson Lane, Lebanon. Some 15 different individuals and groups will provide 8 hours of gospel entertainment. It is OK to come and go. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children and includes a hamburger/hotdog plate. Desserts may be purchased from Westland United Methodist Women. For information, call 444-0776 or visit www.westlandumc.org.
Music in the Cedars will be 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. Go back to the 50s with Chris Barratta as Elvis and the Elliott Bros Band and Papa performing. The event will be at the Camper Registration Stage. Popcorn and soft drinks will be available. Bring your chair. There will be no Music in the Cedars on Saturday, Aug. 13, so everyone can enjoy the Wilson County Fair.
Seventh annual Empower Me Day Camp Summer Swinefest will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m., at College Hills Church of Christ on Leeville Pike, Lebanon. There will be barbecue, a silent auction and music by Living Waters to benefit the Empower Me Day Camp. Tickets are $20 and available at www.empowermedaycamp.com, Dynamic Therapy or The Lebanon Democrat.
Wilson County Democratic Party will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 8, at the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, 149 Public Square. Agenda includes final preparation for the booth at the Wilson County Fair and the new law change for voter ID, its impact and helping those affected.
Crohns & Colitis Support Group will meet at 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the board room at University Medical Center in Lebanon. Guest speaker will be Dr. Lawrence Gaines from Vanderbilt University. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month.
Wilson County High School Students/Teachers Cruise The Class of 1964 invites you to attend the first of two cruise general information meetings regarding passports, cabin payment deadline, baggage limits, roommates and gratuities. The meeting will be at Market Street Elementary School, from 5 until 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 12. Everyone is welcome to attend. Committees will be formed for special tasks. The cruise to the Bahamas, Nassau, will leave from Florida on April 30, 2012, and will return on May 4, 2012. For information, contact Bob Lowe at Travel World at 444-0533 or Emma Tapley Stafford at 547-4462 or 453-1402.
Wilson County Republican Party will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, at the WCRP Headquarters at Kevins Automotive at 500-C South Cumberland Street, Lebanon (behind 231 Car Sales). Guest speaker will be James Maness, vice mayor and District 2 Mt. Juliet city commissioner. For information, contact Kevin Foushee, chairman, at 444-5732 or visit www.wilsongop.org.
Mt. Juliet-West Wilson Historical Society will meet 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, at Rutland Place, 435 NW Rutland Road, Mt. Juliet. Guest speaker will be James E. Swain who will discuss The Swains and Related Families of Gladeville. He holds a masters degree and was a principal in Wilson County for 10 years. He also worked for the Tennessee Department of Education for 21 years. Everyone is invited. For information, contact Pat Everett at 758-5552.
Volunteers are needed for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program to visit and advocate for the elderly residents of long-term care facilities in the surrounding counties. Requirements include patience, persistence, the ability to be objective and a genuine concern for the vulnerable elderly population in your area. The next 16-hour, two-day volunteer certification training will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 23-24. For information or to register for training, call the Ombudsman Program at 452-1687 or 452-5259.
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From Post staff reports
A woman accused in a deadly, four-car crash on Friday, July 29, was denied bond by a judge in Lebanon during a court appearance on Tuesday. Barbara Lee Mayfield, 44, was determined by the Lebanon Police Department to have been driving under the influence Friday when she reportedly struck two cars before hitting a building at the intersection of Cedar Street and East High Street...
8TH ANNUAL RUN SET SEPT. 10
LEBANON -- Sherrys Run is easily recognized by their signature lime-green color and famous flip-flops, and event supporters are encouraged to Paint the Town Green by purchasing lime green bows for $10 each and then put them up and install lights beginning Thursday, Aug. 25, and leaving them displayed until after the Run is completed.
By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Few citizens chose to voice their opinions Tuesday night before the Lebanon City Council meeting about Water and Sewer rate hikes, but will get another opportunity when Mayor Philip Craighead pulled the ordinance to raise rates after the public hearing had closed.
From Post staff reports
Cumberland University announced its 2011 Hall of Fame class this week, which features legendary and innovative football coach Herschel Moore; longtime coach, broadcaster and contributor Mitch Walters; former volleyball standout Kathy Palk Slaughter; and former baseball All-Americans Joe Fushey and Dave Beck.
From Post staff reports
Sanctioned NASCAR racing at Lebanon's Nashville Superspeedway has come to a close. Dover Motorsports, Inc. announced Wednesday that Nashville Superspeedway has notified NASCAR that it will not seek any 2012 race sanctions.
Lebanon Jr. Pro Football -- The City of Lebanon has extended signups for the 2011 Junior Pro Football League through the end of this week at the Harold Dean Greer Recreation Building, 416 Baird Park Circle. FINAL registration is set for Saturday, Aug. 6, 9-11 a.m. at the Greer Building. The registration fee is $30 and participants must provide a copy of their birth certificate. Children must be 5-years of age by August 1, 2011 and cannot turn 12 on or before August 1, 2011. Those playing on a 5th or 6th grade team are allowed to participate in this league, but those on a 7th or 8th grade team can not. Registration will be accepted at the Greer Building between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed 11-12 for lunch) through Friday. Call 449-0303.