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Terry D. Climer, 60

A reception in memory of Mr. Terry Dean Climer, 60, will be held at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon on Tuesday, Dec. 20, between the hours of 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mr. Climer died at home on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.

A native of Lebanon, Mr. Climer graduated from Lebanon High School in 1969 and later received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Kentucky University. He began his career at WCOR radio station in Lebanon before working in the television industry in Los Angeles and Nashville. An accomplished editor, he was nominated for two primetime Emmys.

Mr. Climer was a dog lover, cared deeply for his family and friends, and was a fan of the WKU Hilltoppers sports teams.

Mr. Climer was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Willette Climer, and his eldest brother, Don Climer.

He is survived by his brother, David (Rebecca) Climer of Nashville; sister-in-law Dottie Climer of Lebanon; nephews Chris Climer of Nashville and Toby (Megan) Climer of Lebanon; great nephews Chase and Reese Climer of Lebanon; as well as a number of family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Humane Society of Wilson County or Western Kentucky University.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon TN 615.444.9393. Obits 615.758.8818.


Ask Ken Beck

Dolly stars with Queen Latifah in Joyful Noise

Dear Ken: What has Dolly Parton been up to lately?

The country music superstar from Sevierville, Tenn., has a new album out, Better Day, and a music video of one of the singles from the album, The Sacrifice, is now running on TV. Parton says of her new single, The Sacrifice is another song that is just so, totally, me. I think its so totally everybody that has a dream and desire to be successful, and in order to be successful we have to give up things that wed rather not.But if were not willing to make that sacrifice, usually we dont see those dreams come true. The mastermind behind Dollywood is also in a new movie, Joyful Noise, with Queen Latifah and Kris Kristofferson, that opens Jan. 13. The plot centers on an unlikely partnership between two strong-minded women who are forced to work together to save a small-town gospel choir after budget cuts threaten to shut them down. It features music, naturally, by Parton.


Wilson Living

Christmas officially "on the clock'

Can you hear that? Its the sound of a ticking clock. Time is running out to finish holiday shopping, mail Christmas cards and plan last minute dinner parties. Time is also running out to get the special holiday rate gift subscription to Wilson Living Magazine. It makes a great gift for anyone who lives in Wilson County or locals who have moved away and want to keep up with whats going on in the area. Until December 31, 2011 you can get a 1 year subscription for just $10 (additional charges apply for out of county and out of state subscribers).You better hurry though, this special pricing wont last.

December is a busy month for most of us. There is one more event youll want to add to your calendar this month. On December 13th The Crystal Couture Store will host a, Holiday How Do You Do Party. Beginning at 5:30pm guests can take advantage of special discounts, prizes, beverages and hors devours. The ladies of Wilson Living will be there. So join us to take care of your last minute shopping list or just visit Wilson Countys very own Sparkle Store.

This time of year usually brings on a lot of stress. And sometimes the things we stress about arent really that important in the grand scheme of things. Theres no better way to put things into perspective than donating time to help others. 2011 was a tumultuous year for the economy. Job loss, rising interest rates on home loans and health issues left some unemployed or in worse cases, homeless. There are many foundations that need extra help this holiday season. To find where you can put your skills to work log on to Or call any nursing home or assisted living facility and find out if you can visit an elderly resident. You might be surprised at how a simple visit can brighten their day and yours.

Weve got big things planned for 2012 and we cant wait to share it all with you! Keep up with whats going on in Wilson County and maybe win a cool prize, become a fan on Facebook!

Home and Garden is a very popular section and this issue we are happy to showcase the home of Wilson County residents, Mike and Judy Cox in the January/February issue. Their home is breathtaking, especially this time of year. If you havent seen their home all lit up for Christmas, you must drive by sometime before the end of the year. Their display will get anyone in the mood for Christmas.

Be safe this holiday season! Send us your family pictures of your family enjoying the holiday season. You might see them pop up on our Facebook page!

Until next time, Keep Reading!


General Lifestyle

The good news bears
Stuffed toy bruins holding blankets and poems with kind sentiments have captured the hearts of hundreds of Wilson Countians during the past year.

The majority of these aptly named burden bears have come from the caring hands of Connie Tipton, a practicing speech language pathologist who moved to Lebanon this past December.

Her cheery-beary mission was inspired in 1995 during a stay in a St. Joseph, Mo., hospital when a friend from church gave her a stuffed brown bear wearing a 26-line poem.


Our Feathered Friends

Our Feathered Friends - December 21, 2011

It is hard to believe that Christmas is here, and before we blink it will be 2012. I hope you have all had a great year and are looking forward to another exciting adventure in the coming one. Ray and I would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I live in Mt. Juliet and while traveling around town this past week or two Ive noticed a frequent feathered friend perched on some power lines near Old Lebanon Dirt Road. It is a beautiful American Kestrel, and he has been keeping a keen eye on some open fields from his perch. I decided to look him up this week and learn more about him since Im not familiar with our smallest falcon. Here are some of the interesting things I learned

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