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Showing 17 articles from October 10, 2012.

Telling Tales

Extended Warranty


Wilson Living Magazine

Like the benefits of good judgment eludes Lindsay Lohan, so does that of extended warranties or extra insurance on any electronic or appliance I have ever purchased.

Financial experts warn that these little extras added on at the end of a purchase are just cleverly disguised money makers for the retailer. But before I can confidently say, No! I dont need anything else, not even a warranty, the salesperson begins the pitch.


Ask Ken Beck

Mickey Mantle proved to be no thespian

Dear Ken: Did Yankee slugger Mickey Mantle appear in any movies? I think I remember him and Roger Maris in one back in the early 1960s.

Mantle, who died in 1995, was no actor but he appeared as himself on numerous game shows, talk shows and TV series such as Hee Haw, The White Shadow, Remington Steele and Mr. Belvedere. But he did star in one film, probably the one you recollect, 1962s Safe at Home, about a boy who runs away from home to try and talk the New York Yankees into appearing at his Little League baseball teams banquet. Maris, Whitey Ford and Yankee skipper Ralph Houk also appear (they cant act either), while real actors William Frawley and Don Collier hold down the fort.


Wilson Living

Wilson Living Today- Oct. 10


Wilson Living Magazine

The Taste of Wilson County just gets better every year! The 4th Annual Taste will once again be held on the west lawn of Wilson Bank & Trusts main location on West Main Street Oct. 18. Last year more than 1,200 tickets were sold where attendees feasted on tantalizing fare from more than 30 food vendors.

To accommodate the crowd better this year and offer up a more intimate experience, organizers have added a VIP tent. Inside the VIP area guests will enjoy a few of the special perks reserved just for them. Attendees will also enjoy a marketplace where vendors signature sauces, gift baskets and other items will be available for purchase.


General Lifestyle

Burnt in wood

WATERTOWN -- New York state expatriate Lew Wallace, now ensconced in Watertown, has put in kitchen cabinets for hundreds of folks across the U.S., from country music star Gretchen Wilson to comedian Larry the Cable Guy.



Our Feathered Friends

Our Feathered Friends- Oct. 10


Burr, someone forgot to turn the heat back on this past Saturday. Cold weather means not mowing the yard, good thing, but to me the cold takes a toll on my body. Without the cold weather, some aggravating insects would be more plentiful; ticks and others. Without cold weather our favorite northern bird visitors would probably stay put. There would most likely have to be some trade off. I am going to shut up because God made the seasons, and if we didn't have winter, spring might not be as special to us all.

Maggie Whiteaker stopped by on Saturday to go with me to the Cedars of Lebanon State Park for the W. P. A. program. Maggie likes the word "free" the same as I do. It makes me wonder how many of our Lebanon, Tenn. people actually takes the time to visit the park. Pinto beans, white beans, turnip greens and cornbread was plenty of an incentive to make one brave the chilly morning, all free.


General News

10th annual Low Country Boil raises $27,100


The Wilson Post

What started as a group of friends hosting a small fall party is cooking up a cure for cancer in a very big way.

The 10th annual Low Country Boil raised $27,100 for Sherrys Run and the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition during the event this past Saturday. Event founder Ed Riley of Two Fat Men Catering and MoCara said that the Low Country Boil began as a way to celebrate the completion of building his home, with wife, Linda, inLebanon.

Biglari questions Cracker Barrel board member's credentials

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. officials responded on Tuesday to a letter from a Texas businessman seeking a seat on the Lebanon-based restaurants board in which he questions the credentials of another board member.

Sardar Biglari, chairman and CEO of Biglari Holdings, sent a letter to Cracker Barrels Board of Directors on Oct. 8 regarding the background of James W. Bradford, a member of Cracker Barrels board and its incoming chairman.

Blue Devil Blvd. to be restriped to assist traffic flow


The Wilson Post

A plan to restripeBlue Devil Boulevardto allow two lanes in and one lane out will serve as a temporary solution to Lebanon High Schools traffic issues that have caused concern for the safety of weekday South Hartmann Drive travelers.

Blue Devil Boulevard will be restriped from Oct. 15 through Jan. 1 to change the inflow pattern so that the northbound turn lane would be able to turn and the southbound would be able to enter without having to go one at a time, Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead explained. This will better empty out the backlog of cars on Hartmann Driveand help to address the safety issues that are concerning the city.

Hall named new Managing Editor at Gallatin, Hendersonville papers

From Post staff reports

MainStreet Media announces that Patrick Hall, former staff writer at The Wilson Post, has been named as the new Managing Editor for The Gallatin News and The Hendersonville Standard.

A resident ofLebanon, Hall is a 2010 graduate of The College of Charleston inCharleston,S.C., where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History degree and minored in Creative Writing and Philosophy.

Jobs coming to Middle TN including Lebanon and Mt. Juliet

Thousands of people in Middle Tennessee are still out of work, and Goodwill is committed to helping them find a job, a spokesperson said.

The Career Solutions centers in Antioch and Berry Road in Nashville will host job fairs for Automation Personnel Services. The temp agency is looking to fill various needs in warehousing, quality inspection and forklift operations in nine cities: Nashville, Goodlettsville, Madison, Hendersonville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Mt. Juliet and Lebanon.

Laughter is the fountain of youth for Lebanons Charlie Tatum


The Wilson Post

Charlie Tatum has a motto.

You dont quit laughing because you get old. You get old because you quit laughing, he said, sitting in his usual spot at Frankies Restaurant inLebanonon Monday.

Tatum, who recently celebrated his 93rd birthday on Sept. 15, joked that the years have not made him older or wiser. My mind and my wisdom left me, he said with a smile. Im in my second childhood.

Lebanon Halloween on the Square announced

Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, City of Lebanon, Lebanon Downtown Merchants and First Baptist Church will be hosting the Annual Halloween on the Square Trick or Treat Party and the Neddy Jacobs Coffin Race at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The event will continue until 8 p.m. The coffin race gets under way at 7:30.

The evening will include candy stations, balloon man, face painting, games, inflatables, free hotdogs, popcorn, drinks and much more. First Baptist Church will be offering free hayrides from the Square to the church event.

Applications for the coffin race are available at the Chamber office at 149 Public Square. Organizers ask that you return your application as soon as possible.

For more information, call the Chamber at 444-5503, or send an email to

Square upgrade input given

The Wilson Post

A number of local business owners gave their thoughts regarding the revitalization of the Lebanon Public Squareduring a gathering with Mayor Philip Craighead Tuesday at the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.

Craighead said the feedback he received was inquisitive, but supportive at the open meeting.

UMC reassures no meningitis threat

The Wilson Post

A rare form of meningitis has claimed the lives of at least 11 people throughout the United States as of Tuesday, six of which were residents ofTennessee.

According to reports from the Centers for Disease Control available for public viewing on its website, the CDC was notified of the first case by the Tennessee Department of Health on Sept. 21. The case involved a patient with the onset of meningitis 19 days following an epidural steroid injected at an ambulatory surgery center inNashville. With 39, the highest number of cases, identified in this state, locals want to know Am I at risk?

Meningitis is a general term for an infection or inflammatory process involving the lining of the brain and central nervous systems, University Medical Center Director of Business Development and Marketing Anna-Lee Cockrill explained.


General Sports

Friendship sweeps 8A volleyball

HARTSVILLE -- Friendship Christian School's volleyball team earned a Region 4A host berth Tuesday, Oct. 16 by winning the District 8A championship Tuesday at Trousdale County High.

MJ falls in 9AAA volleyball finals

LEBANON -- Portland claimed the District 9AAA volleyball tournament champion Thursday night with a 3-2 victory over regular season champion Mt. Juliet at Lebanon High. Game scores: 22-25, 26-24, 19-25, 25-23 and 15-12.

Both squads will move on to the Region 5AAA tournament Tuesday at Dickson County. Mt. Juliet (32-7) will take on District 10AAA champ Dickson County while Portland faces Rossview. The semifinal winners will play later Tuesday night for the region championship and a host berth in the sectional.

MJ soccer plays at home Thursday

The Mt. Juliet soccer team will close out the regular seasonThursday as they host the Middle Tennessee Golden Eagles in a 4:30 p.m. home match.

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