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I grew up in a family that ate squash every night when it became ripe in the garden. My palate loves everything squash including casseroles, fried squash, and even raw squash. Today I still look forward to the first squash of the season because we all know that home grown is best in terms of…

Thursday, April 22, 2021
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Walking is a fun and easy activity to do with your family to get outside and be healthy. The Wilson County Health Council wants to challenge everyone in Wilson County get healthy by walking just 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week and participate in Walk Across Wilson which will kick off on Sund…

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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If you talk to Alta Lee for more than 20 minutes, you’re going to hear her say “God’s got this” at least five times. It’s not just her motto: it’s a life lesson she is joyously passing on to her listeners.

Saturday, April 17, 2021
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I grew up alongside a farm pond. I mean that literally and figuratively. The pond was situated two stone’s throws from our front yard, and it came into being and lived out a life cycle while I was a growing boy.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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I absolutely love this time of year. The garden centers are full with all the goody’s that I need in my garden. Even though the chance of frost is still there, you can begin planting some of these warm season things in the garden. I want to look at my favorite flowering annuals and if you se…

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Childhood is a great time to learn how to build wealth. Starting this learning process early will help create positive money habits. Education and learning is key to mapping out a financially secure future for children.

Saturday, April 10, 2021
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Lebanon’s Fiddlers Grove Historic Village held an open house Friday to kick off the 2021 season with several volunteers and locals breaking bread in the Veterans Building. Volunteers prepare food plates for attendees as they get ready to take their seats for the ceremony. Fiddlers Grove will…

Thursday, April 08, 2021
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Fiddlers Grove Historic Village will welcome visitors for the 2021 season with an open house Friday. The opening day event will have Lebanon Mayor Rick Bell as the guest speaker. There will be light refreshments and beverages served. Fiddlers Grove welcomes visitors to learn about what we pl…

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On the fancy new 245-passenger American Countess riverboat, passengers sip complimentary mint juleps on a top deck, masks wrapped around their wrists like bulging bracelets, while the ship’s big, red paddle wheel churns through the Mississippi. It’s a post-pandemic sight to behold-even if th…

Tuesday, April 06, 2021
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A group of 12 family and consumer sciences extension agents with the University of Tennessee Extension and representing 12 counties in Middle Tennessee, have worked together to meet the needs of home food preservers. The new program, Extension Explores, will tackle topics ranging from cannin…

Saturday, April 03, 2021
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Cumberland University has announced the 2021 Phoenix Ball will be held on Aug. 7. The annual event has traditionally been held on the first Saturday in June, but has been rescheduled to August in hopes that attendees who wish to receive COVID-19 vaccinations will have the opportunity to do s…

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Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership, along with directors and office staff, recently collected over $350 in supplies to stock food backpacks. The items were given to the Wilson County Family Resource Center for delivery to Watertown area schools. From left are Chairwoman Sheila Neal, Geneva Vance…

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After more than a year, the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center officially reopened Thursday with its first indoor luncheon since the pandemic stuck.

Thursday, April 01, 2021
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Cas Wucher has been recognized as a nominee for a Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award. A State of TN program, this initiative seeks to recognize and honor outstanding volunteers in participating counties for their volunteer service. Wucher received a commemorative plaque to mark the occasion, s…

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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All gardeners are gamblers. We gamble that the weather will be perfect. We gamble that we will produce a harvest. We even gamble on plants that we have never grown before. I’m gambling on asparagus this year.

Monday, March 29, 2021
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The largest stimulus plan in U.S. history, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, was signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11. This relief package, among other helps, includes direct payments of up to $1,400 for qualifying individuals nationwide. With the anticipation of additional…

Saturday, March 27, 2021
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There is never a better time to start thinking about your health than springtime, when the days get longer and the flowers start blooming.

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Divisive is a go-to adjective now for describing the political climate. A few years ago, I believed that politics shows us that not everyone agrees on ways to do everything, but somewhere, both sides could always find common ground. I didn’t realize it meant two teams would commence to brawl…

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Long gone are the days when you could walk into a general store, open the top on the drink box, and recognize each brand of soft drink by the its bottle cap.

Thursday, March 25, 2021