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Has Spring Sprung?
Has Spring Sprung?

I believe this past cool spell might just have been, Locust winter. If we are lucky, we might have seen the last of the frost. I am ready to get a little dirt underneath my fingernails by planting my flower garden.

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Not Yet Spring
Not Yet Spring

It seems as if winter doesn't want to relinquish it's hold on the seasons. Last night there were freeze warnings for our neck of the woods. I am planning on planting a butterfly garden in the front yard.

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Ducks of a Feather
Ducks of a Feather

Here we are, smack dab in the middle of Red Bud winter. This is the first of the old timer winters with three, and maybe even four winters to go. These are the cold snaps that hit around spring and are usually gone by the time you get to May.

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Finally A Bald Eagle
Finally A Bald Eagle

What a beautiful Saturday morning to be above dirt. This is my favorite time of the year. As long as the weather is this nice, it helps to stir up the blood and get you outside. I do have a very busy schedule today.

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9 Inches of Snow
9 Inches of Snow

The weatherman said it was coming, but we were not sure of how much we would receive. Here at my house, the snow measured nine inches. Thank goodness we went to the grocery store on Thursday and stocked up on the staples we would need to get us through the blizzard

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Woodpecker Heaven
Woodpecker Heaven

We are standing on the threshold of May, and all I can think about is getting things planted in my vegetable garden. Just the thoughts of having home grown tomatoes at my disposal gets my mouth to watering.

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Who's an Old Coot?
Who's an Old Coot?

I am really looking forward to this years Christmas parade and am in hopes of getting some great pictures to share with our readers of The Wilson Post.

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Cliff Swallows on the Move
Cliff Swallows on the Move

 

Saturday morning arrived with the unceasing pitter patter of raindrops hitting my bedroom window. It would be a perfect day for a bed-in, but plans had already been laid for a day of bird watching with my best friend Anthony Gray.

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Owls, Owls, Owls, and More Owls
Owls, Owls, Owls, and More Owls

 

This first paragraph may not be bird related, but I feel like the ones involved are some of my kin folks. I want to congratulate my Cumberland Baseball team and coaches for winning their third national championship at the NAIA World Series out in Lewiston Idaho.

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Bird Count Saturday
Bird Count Saturday

 

This might just be the last of our spring time winters. I have never seen the like of the blooming of the Blackberry plants. It seems that everywhere Anthony Gray and myself go on some of our bird travels, that we see plenty blooms on the roadside.

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Fun Time on Friday
Fun Time on Friday

 

It seems like only yesterday that we were in the deep freeze with all of the frigid weather and now, I am afraid that we have jumped over spring and landed in the middle of summer. I made a promise to myself that when it warmed up, I would not rant and rave about hot weather, nuf said.

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CU baseball camps begin June 9
CU baseball camps begin June 9

LEBANON -- Four different Cumberland University baseball camps will take place throughout the month of June into early July. The first option, a hitting camp for ages 6-12 will begin June 9-12 at Ernest L. Stockton Field.

The hitting camp, including a morning session (9 a.m.-noon each day) is for ages 6-9, while the afternoon session (1-4 p.m.) will offer instruction to ages 10-12. The camp emphasizes techniques of hitting. The instructors will use teaching devices to demonstrate proper hitting mechanics. Cost is $95 per camper for each session.

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Applications for Director of Schools

Here are the resumes of the 17 candidates for the Wilson County Director of Schools position.

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Alvah
Alvah "Al" William Ryerson, 86

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Alvah "Al" William Ryerson, 86, of Lebanon -- a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

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Gander Mtn. coming to MJ
Gander Mtn. coming to MJ

Gander Mountain is comin’ round the mountain to Mt. Juliet.

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Our Feathered Friends Oct. 23 2013
Our Feathered Friends Oct. 23 2013

 

I got up pretty early Friday morning to do a little birding with two of my favorite friends. Karen Franklin along with her daughter Anna, picked me up just after seven in the morning where we headed out to the Cedars of Lebanon State Park.

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LHS 23, Portland 6
LHS 23, Portland 6

PORTLAND -- Lebanon improved to 2-6 on the season with 23-6 win over Portland in a penalty-marred game Friday night at Memorial Field. The victory broke a five-game Blue Devil losing streak headed into an off week.

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Setterlund - firings not on a whim

Wilson County Director of Schools Dr. Tim Setterlund said the recent dismissals of two long-term educators were not decisions I made just on a whim.

While he declined to discuss the specifics behind the dismissal last Thursday of Jill Micco, supervisor of special education, and on Friday of Bill Moss, supervisor of Career Technical Education (CTE), Setterlund said, Part of it is, I have to have a central office staff that shares the same vision that I have for the district and to support that.

Setterlund, who has been on the job since July 1, said it should not come as a surprise to anyone that he may make some changes in the Central Office staff.

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