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Showing 10 articles from November 14, 2012.


Betty Oliver Clayborne, 81

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Ms. Clayborne, 81, of Greenbrier. She died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at her sons home.

Gerald T. (Jerry) Gieg, 66

Mr. Gieg fell asleep in death at his home after an extended illness on Nov. 10, 2012.
Visitation with the family will be at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3291 Old Murfreesboro Road, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm on Sunday, Nov. 18 with services to follow.

Julie Marie Lester, 89

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Nov. 12, 2012 at St. Stephen Catholic Community, Old Hickory, for Mrs. Lester, 89, of Mt. Juliet. Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, she died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.

Marjorie Elizabeth Robinson Midgett, 87

Funeral services were held Monday morning, Nov. 12 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Midgett, 87, of Lebanon. The widow of the late John William Midgett, she died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at her residence.

Ruby Cleo Baker, 84

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Baker, 84, of Lebanon. She died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at the Skyline Medical Center.


At the Movies

Bond reaches new heights in Skyfall

Special to The Wilson Post

Its been 50 years since British secret agent James Bond hit the screen and for the first time in the longest film series of all time, an audience knows who that man is, where he came from, and in Skyfall, the franchise maybe has reached its apex.

The third outing forDanielCraigas Bond is without a doubt his best and as a lover of every Bond film, short of a couple stinkers, Skyfall, is one of the best, right up there with Dr. No, Goldfinger, and other classics.

In Skyfall, Mi6 loses a computer hard drive that contains the identity of every agent embedded in terrorist organizations across the world. During the pursuit of the thief, Bond is shot and seemingly falls to his death.

When the devious and maniacal villain Silva (JavierBardem) uses the list and begins to personally attack Mi6 leader M (JudiDench), Bond returns and proves that he is the best at what he does, even when he has lost a step.


General News

Chamber Teacher Grants awarded

From Post Staff Reports

Twenty one teacher grants totally $8,919 were awarded to educators at a Teacher Grant Breakfast at Michaels Cafe on Wednesday.

Grant recipients included: Julie Walker, Tracy Tipton and Mary Spann of Byars Dowdy; Megan Taylor of Castle Heights Elementary; Elysia Stover, Jenny McCue and Melanie Quinn of Coles Ferry Elementary; Susan Baker, Kristy Rowe and Jacque Pulliam of Friendship Christian School; Joshua Norman and Dean Oleole of Lebanon High School; Stephanie Porter of M.A.P Academy; Teresa Hill of Mt. Juliet High School; Nancy Crews of Rutland Elementary; Claudia Jett, Abbey McCord and Katie Holloway of Sam Houston Elementary; Sandi Nixon of Southside Elementary; Kristin Redditt of Stoner Creek Elementary; Ron Davenport of Walter J. Baird Middle School; Ella Parkerson Williams of Watertown High School; Margie Hawkins and Nancy Smith of Winfree Bryant Middle School.

The breakfast was hosted by Lebanon Wilson County Chamber Education Division, Business and Education Coalition and Jackie Gaither of Cumberland Real Estate, who has sponsored the breakfast for 17 years.

Other sponsors include: Performance Food Group, Wilson Bank and Trust, Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Customer Care and Shenandoah Mills Inc.

Holidays are all about giving in Wilson County

The Wilson Post

It is better to give than to receive and Wilson Countians know it. Several organizations have placed trees and other present collection boxes at area locations to encourage donations during the season of giving.

Toys for the Troops Kids kicked off yesterday at City Hall in Lebanon. MSGT Jeff Seaborn said that the program collects presents for the children of military men and women who are currently serving to help them have a happier holiday season.

All of the presents stay locally, Seaborn said, explaining that their involvement is to collect the toys and turn them over to the Toys for the Troops Kids organization to distribute. We dont adopt families, just help families. Gifts for Toys for the Troops Kids may be dropped off at Lebanon City Hall during hours of operation. City Hall is also home to an Angel Tree.

Be a Santa to a Senior put up their first tree on Friday at CedarStone Bank in Lebanon. Home Instead Senior Care teamed up with non-profit agencies and area retailers to sponsor the annual program which collects, wraps and delivers gifts to lonely and needy seniors in Hermitage and in Wilson and Smith Counties.

Maggie Julian, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving these areas, said that during Christmastime the personal needs of seniors become magnified. Many are living alone and have no one to share their problems, she said. Other tree locations in Lebanon are: the Wilson Post, 216 Hartmann Drive; the Lebanon/Wilson Chamber of Commerce and the Crystal Couture Store, on the Lebanon Public Square; US Community Credit Union, CVS Pharmacy, Elmcroft of Lebanon Assisted Living and Memorycare, Southern Manor Living Center, Amedisys, CedarStone Bank and Star Physical Therapy.

Mt. Juliet locations are: US Community Credit Union, CedarStone Bank, Rutland Place and Star Physical Therapy. Trees will also be placed in Old Hickory at Life Care center and at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.

The Home Instead Senior Care office will then enlist the volunteer help of its staff, senior-care business associates, non-profit workers and others to collect, wrap and distribute the gifts on Dec. 13. Julian announced yesterday at they will be receiving a proclamation for Be a Santa to a Senior Week in December from the Lebanon City Council at their Tuesday, Nov. 20 meeting.

Learning about higher education

The Wilson Post

Third graders from the Lebanon Special School District learned about the possibilities of higher learning as they toured Cumberland University yesterday.

Cumberland Recruiter Rachel Henson was just one of the many guides who led students around the facility and shared stories. Henson played host to Ms. Martha Boyds from Castle Heights Elementary, showing them through Baird Chapel, Memorial Hall and Labry Hall on the schools campus.

Henson told students of the schools rich history during the Civil War. As she stood in Baird Chapel, she explained that although the room is called a chapel, it has not been affiliated with a particular church. Instead, Baird Chapel has become a venue for concerts, weddings and other social functions. The first school burned down during the Civil War, Henson said, explaining to the boys and girls in attendance that the Civil War was a feud between the north and the south. This school has been here since 1892.

On the tour, the children seemed the most impressed, not by Labry Halls four computer labs and coffee kiosk but by the animal room in upstairs Memorial Hall. Henson said that the animals mounted in the room were hunted by a friend of the university and donated to be housed in the hall.

Coming here and touring Cumberland gives these children a goal to have a higher education and see what all Lebanon has to offer, Boyd said.

Sam Houston Elementary Assistant Principal Julie Draper said that the program is all about exposure, making college not just an option but a concrete concept. They think of college as a place far away. The students were shown the residential halls and learned that college students live on campus. They said, Wow, you can live at school, Draper said of the reaction.

We just started it last year. Our long term goal is to make a relationship with each university in each grade, so that by the time a student has been in grades 3 thru 8, they will have exposure to these universities. Last year, many students left Cumberland saying, That is where I am going to go to college one day.

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Lebanon/Wilson Chamber hosts appreciation luncheon, unveils fundraiser

The Wilson Post

It was evident at Wednesdays Lebanon/Wilson Chamber of Commerce appreciation luncheon that the chamber is an organization made by the people for the people of Wilson County.

Following an invocation by Vice Chair of Economic Development John Bryan and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Vice Chair of the Sports Council Rick Smith, Chamber Chairman of the Board Chris Crowell gave those in attendance at the Lebanon Golf & Country Club a flavor of how many people are involved with the chamber. Crowell listed businesses and individuals who had made anywhere from $250 to $5,000 donations to the chamber and helped them with renovation and maintenance costs.

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