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Showing 7 articles from April 10, 2009.

General Lifestyle

First ever reception set for past, present Wilson County Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee has been active in Wilson County for 70 years teaching girls about leadership, financial responsibility, math and science, respect for the natural world, healthy living and an appreciation for the arts.

This year more than 760 Girl Scouts and 365 volunteers are actively participating in Girl Scout troops and programs across Wilson County.

On Tuesday, April 28, Girl Scouts will be hosting a reception at CedarStone Bank in Lebanon from 5 to 7 p.m. to celebrate this rich heritage of Scouting and to raise funds for future growth in Wilson County. Jackie Cowden, Girl Scout alumna and CEO of Custom Packaging, is chairing this year’s reception that will celebrate Wilson County’s 70 years of tradition in Girl Scouts, and the accomplishments of current Girl Scouts receiving their Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouts.


Guest Column

An Ode to America


Why are Americans so united? They would not resemble one another even if you painted them all one color! They speak all the languages of the world and form an astonishing mixture of civilizations and religious beliefs.

One needs Hope to excel


As I walk day by day through the last days of my life, I wish that my living will have brought some value to the people I have known. Yes, I would like to be remembered!

As I seek something for the good of mankind, I find the lives of people who have done things that make my contribution very miniscule. Maybe I can continue to make some small contribution by holding up the great works of others.


Letters to the Editor

New Election panel should keep whats best for voters in mind

To the Editor:

Way back in June 1990, I retired after having worked since 1945. About a week later, I received a letter from Lynn Harris, administrator of elections in Wilson County, requesting my help in the next election. It was at that point I realized Lynn must have eyes in the back of her head. I have been helping ever since at the various elections. In fact, after they added the “Greeter” position at the early elections, I have filled that job.

Reader questions U.S. priorities concerning Afghanistan, Iraq

To the Editor:

Isn’t it strange that as our boys and girls and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis and Afghans die in the name of Democracy, Christianity, freedom and terrorism that the U.S. Empire will not agree to pull out of these war ravaged countries leaving no permanent military bases and manpower? Isn’t it strange the U.S. cannot deny it’s a global Empire with 2,500,000 U.S. personnel serving across the planet, tens of thousands of nuclear weapons scattered around the globe, 737 military bases spread across each continent and growing, as the Pentagon oversees 28,819,492 acres worldwide making it the world’s largest landlord with a cost  of over $500 billion a year — morethan all the rest of the world put together?


General News

911 Numbering panel to meet Monday

The Numbering Committee of Wilson County’s 911 Board will meet at 3 p.m., Monday, April 13 at the 911 office at 1611 West Main Street, Lebanon.

Will panel keep Harris?

By CONNIE ESH, The Wilson Post 

Changes to the Wilson County Election Commission may mean changes in the staff at the election office, too.

The newly appointed Election Commission now has three Republicans and two Democrats since the Tennessee General Assembly, which appoints the panel, is controlled by the Republicans for the first time in more than 100 years.

Both of the Democrats appointed, Ronnie Kelley and current Chair Bob Haley said they hope the commission will consider reappointing current Administrator of Elections Lynn Harris.

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