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News you can use: Prevent Accidental Poisoning

Every year poisonings result in nearly 900,000 visits to emergency rooms.The overwhelming majority of poisonings occur at home.As consumers, we buy more than a quarter of a million different household products materials used in and around the home for medication, cleaning, cosmetic purposes, exterminating insects, and killing weeds.These items are valuable, but misuse especially when used in inappropriate applications or quantities can cause illness, injury, and even death.

Nashville Lawn & Garden show coming soon
The 23rd annual Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, Thursday, March 1, through Sunday, March 4, will celebrate the timeless appeal, importance and fun of gardening.

Gardens Past, Present & Future is the theme in 2012 for Tennessees largest and most popular annual gardening event staged at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.

Larry the Cable Guy continues to Git-R-Done

The Blue Collar Comedy crew member who goes by the name of Larry the Cable Guy begins a new coast to coast road trip finding fascinating people and places in the U.S.A. as he begins season two of Only in America!

This go round, the Cable Guy, who was born Daniel Whitney in Pawnee, Neb., first hits Alaska during moose season and helps troopers to catch illegal hunters, learns some sexy moose calls and chats with Sarah Palins father, who shows him an eye-popping collection of hunting memorabilia.

Our Feathered Friends - January 11, 2012

As much as my left hand is almost hurting constantly, my mind tries to shut out the pain so I can type out a new bird story for you all. There is no way that I can say thanks to you all for your thoughts and prayers as words do not possess the thoughts strong enough for it. I'm still here, and that does count for something.

Lt. Col. James Richard "Dick" Colby, 94

HERMITAGE -- James Richard "Dick" Colby, Lt. Colonel US Army retired died Jan. 9, 2012 at age 94. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 in the McKendree Village Chapel.

He was born, raised and educated in Wisconsin. Preceded in death by his nine year old son, Larry; parents and first wife of 37 years Helen.

Survived by wife of 30 years, Margaret Arnold Colby, sons, Ron (Sharon) and Don (Rhonda), grandchildren, Anna, Drew, Austin & Jennifer; one great grandson, Isaac; sister, Virginia Anderson of Eau Clair, Wisconsin.

Dick was a graduate of Officers' Candidate School Medical Corps, West Point and served six years active duty in the Army during WW II in both Asian and European theaters and 17 years in Ready Army Reserve duty.

He was employed as an account manager for the NCR Corp. for 30 years. He served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross for 10 years on disaster duty.

He served two terms as chapter president of the Retired Officers' Association and one term as state president. He was a past member of American Legion Post 5 Band and the community concert band, Sons of the American Revolution, Colonial Wars, The Society of Founders and Patriots of America, The Retired Officers' Association and Military Officers' Association of America.

He was a member of Andrew Price United Methodist Church and served as an officer and choir member. He was a resident and active volunteer of McKendree Village.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Dick's honor to McKendree Village designate Golden Cross Fund.

Condolences can be offered at

Arrangements by Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Old Hickory.

Neal David Martin, 59

Mr. Martin, 59, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at University Medical Center.
Mr. Martin chose to be cremated. No services are planned at this time.
Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Mary S. Jones, 82

Mrs. Jones, 82, of Mt. Juliet died Jan. 10, 2012.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements in the care of Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Harold Arthur "Scottie" Gee, Jr., 38

A celebration of life for Mr. Gee will be 12 Noon Saturday, Jan. 14 at Vine Baptist Church.
Mr. Gee, 38, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Sumner Memorial Gardens.
Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Reba Peach, 42

Ms. Peach, 42, Lebanon, died Jan. 10, 2012.
A celebration of life service is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at the Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, Hwy. 100, Nashville.
Harpeth Hills Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wilson Board of Education defers cooperative agreement
Wilson County Board of Education deferred entering into the Clinch-Powell Educational Cooperative after expressing a few concerns, in order to receive sample bids from the co-op to see whether it would benefit the school system.

In December, the board asked Director of Schools Mike Davis to send a list of items the system regularly purchases from vendors to Clinch-Powell to compare prices. Davis said during Monday nights meeting that information was not sent and a representative of Clinch-Powell said the request had not been made.

MJ's Hagerty honors local mentors

Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty presented an official proclamation to Big Brothers Big Sisters in recognition of Mentoring Month and the significant contributions made by Mt. Juliets mentoring volunteers who positively impact the entire community.

The official presentation was made on Monday, Jan. 9, during the Mt. Juliet City Commission meeting.National Mentoring Month is a celebration honoring local volunteers who serve as positive role models to children and encouraging others to step up and do their part to help a child overcome adversity and realize their full potential as adults.

Roy Bailey History Center to host second annual MLK Celebration

The Roy Bailey African American Museum and History Center will sponsor a brunch to the second annual Martin Luther King Celebration Saturday, Jan. 21, at New Christian Life Church in Lebanon.

The event will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., with brunch followed by a special program. In addition to celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the program will acknowledge Wilson County clergy members and honor Lebanon sanitation employees.
LSSD, Wilson Co. & FCS closed Friday

Lebanon Special School District and Wilson County Schools as well as Friendship Christian Schoolwill be closed Friday, Jan. 13 due to weather concerns. Students will also be out of school Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

WEATHER ALERT -- As temperatures continue to fall through the twenties overnight, snowfall across the area will likely result in slick road conditions.

Locations may experience a thin coating of glazed ice which develops on roadway surfaces. This is commonly refered to as "Black Ice" which is very difficult to see and can result in hazardous driving conditions.

Motorist are urged to drive with caution to slow down and allow for extra time to reach your destination. Remember that black ice covered roadways can be very difficult to see.

Hunting down under . . . grab your bow

Some time ago, I had the opportunity to start writing the back page story for South Pacific Bowhunter, a quality, slick publication of over 200 pages, devoted to bowhunting in an area about which we seldom go to or read hunting stories. The magazine is published in Australia.

From what I gather; the bowhunting there is something else. After all, they have six species of just deer! The latest issue had 19 hunting articles! So I queried Antonio Lara, the editor/publisher and gleaned some facts about hunting down there.

To start with, imagine a place with no bag limits, almost no hunting seasons and a wide variety of what to us would be exotic animals. Now before you start drooling, understand right up front, this is not a hunt you do on the cheap or without doing some homework.

Remember, their seasons are upside down. Spring here is fall there. That is a starting point. However, for sure, you want to have a local contact before you jump on a plane for Oz. And the cost to jump on that plane is not small. I suspect you can bowhunt Australia for about the gelt of a good African trip.

Okay, let us talk about available species and we can discuss where they are and then how to get there and kill one. Keep in mind, I am as lost as you are when it comes to where is what in the Land Down Under. All I know for sure is you cannot hunt any of the native species. So what? Six species of dad gum deer! And that is just a start.

Those kinda elk looking things that roars. Most of us call them Red Stag. Correctly, they are Red Deer imported to Australia a century ago. Big suckers and if I am right, they live mostly in places that are beautiful beyond belief and rather up and down. I am told Queensland is the place to start for them. They have been in the Brisbane and Mary Valleys over 100 years. That should give them a good start and judging from the pictures, they get bragging size big. I have always wanted to hunt them.

Want to kill a water buffalo? They get big in the Northwest Territories and I am told the herds are vast. I dont know that area but Antonio tells me they are found in large numbers throughout Arnhem Land and on down to the Gulf of Carpentaria. (Dont look at me. I have no idea. Look it up.) They get big, these buffs, up to a ton. Gonna need some good draw weight and a heavy arrow. Leave your soda straws at home for the target range. I understand there are plenty of guides in the area that can tailor a hunt to your needs.

I have heard of Banteng but admit I have no idea what they are. Turns out, they are a wild cattle and quite the desired game animal. I recall reading of a hunt Mr. Fred Bear went on that turned out to be a bit more challenging than he expected. You can find them in the Coburg Peninsula and are a guide only type hunt. Antonio says they are a real trophy due the difficulty in killing one with a bow. I take it they are not like Holsteins.

I have never had the least desire to kill a camel. Never even crossed my mind. Heck, I never even wanted to smoke one. I suppose if one spit on me, I might reconsider. However, if you have such a bent, they have them in the land of dingoes, which you can also hunt. I have killed a dingo. That is another story. Camels are found in the interior of Oz. Their numbers have become so out of control, the government is now culling them to prevent damage to the ecology. Probably be easy to arrange a hunt. If you are old enough, you might appreciate the fact that in Oz, it may not be necessary to walk a mile for Camel. Just couldnt resist.

I have killed an axis deer with a bow. That doesnt mean I would not like to loose the string on a bigger one. They can make for a thrilling hunt in an area such as the land around the Great Basalt Wall. That area is central Queensland and there are large herds there. Maybe that is why they are known as the Ghosts of the Basalt. The area is one that most certainly will require a guide and there are some good ones, just do some research or email Antonio at I doubt that he will mind and he might even send you a copy of the magazine if you ask nicely.

Even though there are some pigs in the area, Cape York is the place to go for the really big bruisers. I mean huge hogs. I have seen the pictures. Again, you will want a guide and they are available.

I dont know what a Rusa deer is. I have heard of them and I understand the stags make a heck of a noise when spooked. I tend to do the same. They have long tines and that is just about all I know and all I can tell you. I do know they are rewriting the record books with heads from this area. They look to me to be a cross between an elk and a whitetail. I believe I would like to stalk one. I also have no idea what the rare Hog Deer is or looks like. I looked them up. Small with high antlers, weighs about 50,000 grams, (just convert 50 Kg to pounds). They run with their heads down so their antlers can clear the brush. Hence, the name hog. You figure it out, I could not.

Okay. So in that large continent you can hunt a bunch of stuff from Sambar to Banteg to fallow deer to wide horned goats to dingoes and feral cats and all manner of things in between. The Top End of Australia, the northern portion, is a true wilderness.

It is the sort of area I daydream about hunting. In the dream, I am 45 years younger and I have two months to hunt. The only concern animal-wise is the saltwater crocodile. Care must be taken around water holes. However, dont forget your fishing rod. Remember, they are upside down. Prime hunting time is June to October. Now doesnt that just work out perfect?

Ill tell you straight. If I was young again and could still ride bucking horses and bulls, I would head for the buckjumping, (that is what they call a rodeo down there.) and I believe I could make enough to stay and hunt.

Jimmy Dix, a bareback rider from some place called West Collie, tried to get me to come, back in the 60s. I wish I had gone. But I didnt so I am content reading the pages of the magazine and dreaming.

How about you? Fancy a Sambar stalk or perhaps a boar hunt for a gagger of boar? Allow a year to plan and an understanding wife and off you go, mate.


CU proposes to utilize & maintain Nokes-Lasater Field

The Wilson County Board of Education is considering a proposal by Cumberland University to maintain and use Nokes-Lasater Field as a new home for the Bulldog football program.

Home for Lebanon High football for the past 46 seasons, the Blue Devils soon will vacate the 5,000-seat Nokes-Lasater Field and move into facilities at Clifton Tribble Field / Danny Watkins Stadium, located at the new LHS campus off Hartmann Drive which is set to open this fall.

Recent conversations between CU President Dr. Harvill C. Eaton and Director of Schools Mike Davis have resulted in the drafting of a Memorandum of Agreement detailing terms.

The Board of Education will study the proposal in a work session set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21.

The MOA is calling for a long-term (30 year) assignment of management and general responsibility of Nokes-Lasater Field.

CU is not requesting a transfer of ownership, because state law precludes a gift to a non-government entity.

We proposed a 30-year agreement renewable at five-year intervals at our call, Dr. Eaton said.

If approved by both parties, we would begin to transfer our operations May-June so we can be ready for the first home football game this fall.

If an agreement can be reached, Lebanon and Wilson County would benefit greatly.

With the eventual installment of an artificial playing surface, Nokes-Lasater Field could become a hub for youth and middle school football as well as a potential site for postseason play.

Cumberland officials have hinted at making application to host the NAIA National Championship game, an event that would draw thousands of visitors to the community for several days.

For seven years the city of Savannah, Tennessee, located in remote Hardin County, hosted the championship game in a high school facility much smaller than Nokes-Lasater Field.

Wilson County has far more hotel rooms and restaurants that Hardin County and is much closer to a major airport, allowing the participating teams and their travel parties a relatively short drive from Nashville to Lebanon.

With the installation of new lights at Nokes-Lasater Field two years ago, Cum- berland could opt to play several games at night, including the possibility of Thursday night games, in an effort to grow their local fan base.

In the MOA, Cumberland agrees to allow the use of the facilities by local groups / teams when their needs (on a per-occasion basis) do not interfere with scheduled CU activities.


Robbery suspect Knight surrenders

The Wilson Post
A man suspected of robbing the Pinnacle Bank on South Cumberland Street on Jan. 5 turned himself in to Lebanon Police and the FBI late Wednesday night after authorities identified him earlier in the day.

We picked him up last (Wednesday) night at 11 in Smyrna, said Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen. He has been charged with bank robbery.

The suspect was identified as Clifton A. Knight, 49, of Woodbury. He was arrested on a Federal warrant for Bank Robbery and is now is Federal custody.

Knight has been convicted of a gun-related crime previously, but he did not display a weapon in the Jan. 5 robbery.

Bowen noted that investigators are looking at Knight as a suspect in another bank robbery, also at the South Cumberland Street Pinnacle location, that occurred in July. In addition, Knight is also being looked at in connection with other bank robberies that have occurred in the area.

The Wilson Post broke this story Thursday morning online and on our Facebook page.

Editor Jennifer Horton may be contacted at

Kyron Hart headed to TN Tech

Lebanon High lineman Kyron Hart verbally committed to Tennessee Tech during a campus visit this past weekend.

Hart, a two-year starter for the Blue Devils at both offensive and defensive tackle, checks in at 6-2, 278 pounds and displayed outstanding quickness for his size.

Hart, who moved to Wilson County from Indiana, is expected to sign his National Letter of Intent and scholarship papers on Feb. 1.

Tennessee Tech claimed a share of the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference championship with a 7-4 record and earned a berth in the FCS playoffs.

The 2011 Golden Eagles, under the direction of OVC Coach of the Yer Watson Brown, finished the season ranked No. 16 in the FCS poll and tied or set 25 school records.

MJ sweeps at Hendersonville

HENDERSONVILLE -- Four Mt. Juliet Lady Bears reached double figures in Tuesday's 63-25 victory at improving Hendersonville High.

Mt. Juliet (17-2, 5-0 9AAA) was led by post Sally McCabe, who finished with a game high 16 points from and Caya Williams chipped in another 13 points. Jamasha Jackson and Helen Mitchner each finished with 10 points.

Hendersonville (5-12, 2-3) only had three players in the scoring column Tuesday night led by sophomore Emily Hatfield, with 14 points.

Mt. JULIET (63) Sally McCabe 16, Caya Williams 13, Jamasha Jackson 10, Helen Mitchner 10, Paige Baugher 8, Sydney Rau 3, Barianne Taylor 3.
HENDERSONVILLE (25) Emily Hatfield 14, Carly Ramsey 6, Taylor Wright 5.
Three-pointers: MJ (6) Jackson 2, Baugher 2, Mitchner 1, Rau 1. HHS (1) Wright 1.

IN TUESDAY'S SECOND GAME -- Mt. Juliet limited Henddersonville just 18 points in the second half to gain 48-32 victory and remain undefeated in District 9AAA at 5-0.

Mt. Juliet (15-3 overall) was led by senior Caleb Chowbay, who finished with 13 points, and C.J. McEwen added 10 more.

Hendersonville (10-6, 2-3) had only one player that finished in double figures as junior David Sheehan led the way with 10 points.

Mt. Juliet will visit cross-county rival Lebanon Friday, Jan. 13 in a District 9AAA twinbill at Campbell Brandon Gym.

MT. JULIET (48) Caleb Chowbay 13, C.J. McEwen 10, Quinton Hall 9, DeShaun McMurry 7, Anthony Caseiam 5, T.J. Bell 2, Brandon Shepard 2.
HENDERSONVILLE (32) David Sheehan 10, Jeff Long 6, John Davis 6, Ryan Brown 5, J.J. Holtfreter 3, Hunter Brown 2.
Three-pointers: MJ (4) Chowbay 1, McEwen 1, McMurray 1, Casciam 1. HHS (2) Sheehan 1, Holtfreter 1.

Basketball results from Jan. 10

Wilson Central swept a District 9AAA doubleheader from visiting Station Camp Tuesday, Jan. 10 with the Lady Wildcats pulling out a narrow 42-41 win in the opener.

Senior Sydney Vanlandingham's free throw with 1.1 seconds left in regulation proved to be the difference as Central improved to 11-4 overall and 4-1 in the league. Vanlandingham led the way with 16 points while Taylor Peterson chipped in with 12.

Station Camp fell to 7-8 overall and 2-3 in 9AAA despite 14 points from Chynne North. The Bison fell behind by 13 points, but rallied to take the game down to the wire.

IN TUESDAY'S SECOND GAME -- Malcolm St. Louis's double-double (19 points and 12 rebounds) helped power the Widcats to a 54-41 victory over Station Camp.

Dee Oldham had 16 and Connor Brandon six as Wilson Central remained undefeated in 9AAA at 5-0 and 13-2 overall.

Wilson Central is scheduled to host Portland Friday, Jan. 13 in a 6:30 p.m. twinbill.

GALLATIN -- Lebanon High's Devilettes made it seven wins in a row Tuesday night with a lopsided 56-24 victory over Gallatin. The game was never in doubt as LHS rolled to a 38-8 lead at intermission.

Julia Fox knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and finished with 11 points. Freshman Abby Wright had nine, Kelsey Yarbrough eight, McKenzie Lamberson seven and Sydney Floyd six.

Lebanon stands 11-7 overall and 4-1 in District 9AAA headed into Friday's home game with powerful Mt. Juliet.

In Tuesday's nightcap -- Lebanon's boys came from behind to notch a 53-43 victory over Gallatin -- marking the first District 9AAA win of the season for the Blue Devils.

Gallatin took a 14-5 lead after the first quarter, but LHS rallied to take a 22-21 lead into intermission.

Coach Jim McDowell's crew knocked down 6-of-8 from the free throw line in the final quarter to seal the win and move to 6-11 overall / 1-4 in the District.

Post man Cameron High again did most of the heavy lifting with 18 points. Ninth grader KeShawn Abston added 15 and Case Sloan came off the bench to notch 11. For the game, LHS was 23-of-33 from the line (69 percent).

Lebanon will return to the hardwood Friday, Jan. 13 as county rival Mt. Juliet comes to Campbell Brandon Gym for a 6 p.m. doubleheader.

BYRDSTOWN -- Watertown's Tigerettes staged a strong second half to post a come-from-behind 59-50 win at Pickett County Tuesday night.

Down 28-21 at intermission and by 10 later in the third quarter, Watertown was rock solid at the free throw line in the fourth quarter, knocking down 12-of-16 from the stripe (75 percent) to secure the victory.

Hailey Speck led the way a balanced attack with 18 points for Watertown while Morgan Gartner had 15 and Jordan Brewington added 14. The Tigerettes improved to 13-6 with the win.

In the nightcap -- Sophomore Ty Jobe had 16 points while KeAndre Bates and Macieo Gaines chipped in with nine each as the Purple Tigers defeated Pickett County 62-47.

Leading 29-27 at intermission, Coach Matt Bradshaw's team opened the third period with an 11-0 run to put the game out of reach.

Now 15-3 overall, Watertown will be on the road at Gordonsville Friday, Jan. 13 for a District 8A twinbill.

LEBANON -- A double-double by Friendship Christian post player Deja Jones (18 points / 21 rebounds) wasn't enough as Red Boiling Springs eased past the Lady Commanders 38-34 Tuesday at the Bay Family Sportsplex.

Playing without injured guard Andi Morrisett, FCS slipped to 5-8 overall and 0-3 in District 8A. Morrisett, who suffered a torn ACL in the Jan. 6 loss at Watertown, will be lost for the season.

Kristan Watkins had six points and Megan Reeves five for the Lady Commanders.

In Tuesday's late game -- Friendship Christian got 17 points from Dalton Patterson and ran past visiting Red Boiling Springs 74-52.

Mark Sandoval added 14 and Hunter Anderson chipped in with 12 as the Commanders improved to 11-2 overall and 3-0 in District 8A.

The FCS teams are scheduled to play at Trousdale County High Friday, Jan. 13 in a District 8A twinbill.

ANTIOCH -- Ezell-Harding swept an TSSAA D2 East-Middle Regional doubleheader from visiting Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Tuesday night.

The Lady Eagles were never threatened in a 67-35 victory over MJCA in Tuesday's opener.

Lynnze Ethridge paced MJ Christian with 11 points as the Lady Saints fell to 6-8 overall and 1-4 in the region.

In Tuesday's nightcap, Mt. Juliet Christian dropped to 8-6 overall / 3-2 in the region with a 69-56 loss to Ezell-Harding.

Ben Wankel had 18 points in the loss for the Saints, while Brandon Wall finished with 14 and Trevor West chipped in with 11 -- including three 3-pointers.

MJ Christian will be on the road Friday, Jan. 13 with an East-Middle doubleheader at King's Academy in Seymour.

Donna Reed was a wonderful actress
Dear Ken: Before Christmas I saw Donna Reed again in Its a Wonderful Life. She was wonderful herself in The Donna Reed Show TV series but what other movies did she make?

Reed, who was born Donna Mullenger in Denison, Iowa, and died of pancreatic cancer in 1986 at age 64, made 40 films and won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in 1953s From Here to Eternity. Among her other movie credits were The Picture of Dorian Gray, They Were Expendable, Green Dolphin Street, Hangmans Knot, The Caddy, The Last Time I Saw Paris, The Far Horizons, The Benny Goodman Story and Ransom! The actress raised four children with the second of her three husbands.

Tebow for President
So, I ask you, what does Tim Tebow do after he leads the Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl? In his rookie year, no less. Republicans are struggling to find a candidate they feel can defeat President Barack Obama. Tim Tebow is the man. Who can balance our countrys budget after so many have tried and failed? Tim Tebow, naturally.

Who can erase the national debt, which at last glance was bigger than the Grand Canyon? Tebow is the man.

Community Calendar, January 11-18, 2012

Celebrate Recovery: If you suffer from addiction/dysfunctional behaviors (hurts/hang-ups/habits) and would like a safe place to meet with others like you sharing your struggles, strengths and hope with one another to grow closer to God and others, then you are invited to Fairview Church, 1660 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, from 6:30 until 8 p.m., Thursdays. For information, call Sonny at 707-0305 or email

Telephone Pioneers of America has Volume Number 1 and Volume Number 3 cookbooks for sale. All sales benefit the Pioneer Museum in Fiddlers Grove at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. For information, call 444-3096 or 444-0940.

Lebanon Toastmasters meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce at 149 Public Square in Lebanon. Visitors are welcome. Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills. For information, call 444-0126.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Wilson County is in need of volunteers who would like to reach out to those in need in Wilson County. Volunteers must be age 55 or older. If you are interested in participating or partnering with the program, call 443-7606 or 742-1113, ext. 10.

Agape has contracted with Maple Hill church of Christ to provide counseling services in Lebanon. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Diana Crawford will be available at the church building on Mondays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. She sees children and adults. For information, call 547-4244.

Lebanon Friendship AL-ANON and ALATEEN Family Groups, for family and friends of alcoholics which meets at Our House at 115 North Greenwood Street, is changing the time of meetings to 7 p.m., Sundays and Thursdays, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Contacts are Harriet at 444-2852 and Lynda at 444-8434.

HomeSafe Womens Support Group meets Wednesday evenings. For information, or if you need help with an order of protection for domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking, contact HomeSafe at 444-8955.

Piecemakers Quilt Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at First United Methodist Church. The Knitting and Prayer Shawl Ministry meets every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Craft Room of the Family Life Center, and Sit n Stitchers meet every Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Craft Room. For more information, call 443-2354 or 444-1182.

Wilson County Landfill will be closed on Saturdays in January and February.

Wilson County Commissions EMA Committee will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Conference Room 1, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.

Judicial Committee will meet 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in Conference Room 1, courthouse, to discuss circuit line item transfer.

Animal Control Committee will meet 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in the commission courtroom, courthouse.

Budget and Public Works Committees will have a joint meeting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in the commission courtroom, courthouse, to discuss the prospective project at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

Education Committee will meet 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in Conference Room 1, courthouse.

Minutes Committee will meet 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in Conference Room 1, courthouse.

Steering Committee will meet 6:45 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in Conference Room 1, courthouse.

Budget Committee will meet 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in Conference Room 1, courthouse.

Wilson Central High School will hold its annual open house for incoming freshmen and their parents from 6 until 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in the gym. Meet the freshman guidance counselor, school administrators and teachers and tour the school. Snow date is Thursday, Jan. 19.

Wilson County Republican Party will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, at WCRP Headquarters at 500 South Cumberland Street at Kevins Automotive in Lebanon (behind 231 Car Sales). Guest speaker will be Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead who will discuss the proposed Cumberland Center. WCRP will also finalize its calendar for the 2012 campaign season. For information, contact Kevin Foushee, chairman, at 444-5732 or visit

will meet at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, at McKendree Towers at 4347 Lebanon Road, Hermitage. Women who can prove lineage to a Revolutionary War patriot are invited to attend. For information, visit or contact

Open Table, a ministry of First United Methodist Church, will serve a meal without charge to any person in the community who can benefit form a hot meal and fellowship at 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15. It will be in the Family Life Center located on the church campus at 415 West Main Street, Lebanon, across from the Library. Signs will be posted, toilet facilities will be available and you will be made welcome.

will host its annual Winter Gathering from 1 until 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Tennessee Livestock Center in Murfreesboro. Greyhounds, their adopters and people interested in adopting retired racers are welcome. Admission is $2 per dog plus $5 per person or $15 per family. A Fun Run for dogs will be at 3 p.m., and there will be games and open playtime in the enclosed livestock ring. For people, there will be a silent auction, food and shopping with vendors offering dog-related merchandise. Proceeds will help cover the cost of vetting senior greyhounds that come up for adoption and to provide incentives to the adopters of older dogs. For information, visit or contact Mardy Fones at 297-2033 or at

Wilson County AARP Chapter #5023 will meet at Hearthside Community at 215 N. Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon, at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17. Guest speaker will be attorney David Foutch who will give information on Wills, Durable Power of Attorney and all the facts regarding Tennessee laws and procedures on setting up papers in case of bad health or death.

Lebanon City Council will hold a work session on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 5:30 p.m., to discuss State Revolving Loan for new concrete clear-well tanks at the Water Treatment Plant. The meeting will be in the Town Meeting Hall of the City of Lebanon Administration Building at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave.

Wilson County Beekeepers will be hosting a three-day beginners beekeeping class Jan. 17-19 at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. Space is limited. The cost is $25 per person and $45 per couple. Contact Petra Mitchell at 286-2529 for questions or to reserve your seat.

Lebanon Beer Board will meet at 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights, to consider the applications of Quick and Easy (Gameel Mesad) d/b/a Quick and Easy located at 313 South Cumberland Street, for off the premises consumption, and Arora Inc. (Jatinder Kumar) d/b/a AM Express Mart located at 404 South Cumberland Street, for off the premises consumption.

Monthly Parent Pantry Give-away will be Saturday, Jan. 21. The give-away this month includes diapers, wipes, towels, washcloths and laundry detergent. Call Ivys Hope Resource Center at 449-7001 to reserve your spot and to provide diaper size.

Wilson County Tea Party will hold its January Meeting and Bean Supper on Monday, Jan. 23, at Powell Grove Church of Christ (corner of Lebanon Road and Powell Grove Road, about 1 mile east of Highway 109). Bean Supper will be from 5:30 until 6:45 p.m. Cost is $5. Meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the church auditorium. Speaker will be David Fowler, president Family Action Council of Tennessee.

Wilson County Right to Life will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, at First Baptist Church, Mt. Juliet. For information, call Trecia Dillingham at 443-5458.

PHOEBE Ministries, an outreach of widows reaching widows, will host a Minor Home Improvement Workshop at The Rock at First Baptist Church, Lebanon, at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 28. The program will be conducted by Lowes. All widows are invited to attend. Bring a recipe to share in the PHOEBE cookbook.

, an event to benefit the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center, will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, at Cooks United Methodist Church, 7919 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. There will be dining and dancing with entertainment by The Bonna Brothers and a live and silent auction. Ticket prices for corporate or business tables of eight are $300, for individuals are $40 per person and for individual MJSC members are $25 per person. For information, call 758-9114 or email

To submit items for the calendar, you can mail them to The Wilson Post, 216 Hartmann Drive, Lebanon, Tenn. 37087, or e-mail them to Items for the calendar will not be taken over the phone. The Wilson Post reserves the right to reject items deemed not appropriate for the calendar.

James PoPa E. Medley, 77

Mr. Medley, 72, of Lebanon, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
Interment will be later this week at Holy Cross Cemetery in Hammond, Ind.
Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of local arrangements.

Jerry Richard Johnny Bacon, 71

Mr. Bacon, 71, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the chapel of Hartsville's Anthony Funeral Home.
Interment will be in Dixon Springs Cemetery.
Arrangements by the Anthony Funeal Home, Hartsville.

William H. Bill Malone, 72

Former Lebanon resident William H. Bill Malone, 72, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, in Roy, Utah.
Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Sellars Funeral Home, 313 West Baddour Avenue, Lebanon.
Interment will follow in the Wilson County Memorial Park.
Sellars Funeral Home Lebanon is in charge of local arrangements.


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