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Volunteers needed for Wilson County
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman program advocates for the rights of thousands of residents in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and homes for the aged in Wilson County and 12 additional counties in Middle Tennessee. 

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is a partner agency with the United Way of Wilson County. 

Ombudsman staff consists of two District Ombudsmen and an Ombudsman Assistant, along with more than 30 trained volunteers. 

Trained, certified Ombudsman volunteers pay regular visits to these facilities where they spend time with residents, monitor conditions, investigate complaints, educate regarding abuse and neglect and protect residents’ rights. 

The program offers mediation, complaint resolution, and public education for residents and their families. 

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is actively recruiting for volunteers in the Wilson County area. 

Volunteer applicants must pass a background check and attend a 16 hour in-house training. 

The next training session will be held August 12 and 13 in Nashville.  

Those interested in assisting have until July 14 to contact the program by calling (615)452-1687 or sending an email to   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

SCE teacher rewarded for creative classroom ideas
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

School Outfitters is proud to announce that Lisa Redditt from the Stoner Creek Elementary is one of 24 winners of the Primary Colors Creative Classroom Sweepstakes. 

Recently, teachers, students and parents from all over the country submitted pictures of creative classroom projects to the School Outfitters Facebook page to share ideas, showcase creativity and enter the contest. 

Redditt submitted her creative project, “Dr. Seuss’ Oobleck!.”  Her “Dr. Seuss’ Oobleck!” project was drawn from a pool of more than 250 qualified entries. Please view the attached photo for a visual of the project.

“The class was celebrating Dr. Seuss and we had just read the story, “Bartholomew and the Oobleck”. The kids made “Oobleck”, which is essentially, green slime,” said Redditt. “It was the perfect activity to go with the story and the kids loved it!”

As a Primary Colors Creative Classroom Sweepstakes winner, Redditt has won a $500 gift certificate for Primary Colors materials. Primary Colors is a value-priced line of quality art and craft supplies, available exclusively at School Outfitters.

Since 1998, School Outfitters has been a leading source for school furnishings and classroom supplies. School Outfitters strives to be an invaluable resource for teachers in fostering productive and creative learning environments for students. 

About Primary Colors

Available exclusively at School Outfitters, Primary Colors Art and Craft Supplies includes inspiring art necessities like crayons, construction paper, paint, glue and glitter. Primary Colors provides students with the tools they need to create fun-filled, memorable projects, all while fitting your budget. Learn more at 

City budget passes on first reading
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

The City Commissioners passed the yearly budget with no discussion Monday. 

Relay For Life set for Saturday
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Relay For Life of Mt. Juliet is Saturday, June 14 from noon to midnight at Charlie Daniels Park, 1038 Charlie Daniels Pkwy. More information is at

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event ignites team spirit among participants and works to raise funds used to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.                

Big concert experience coming to Mt. Juliet
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

A new type of concert experience is making its way to Mt. Juliet. 

Concerts Between the Lakes will kick off its summer series with family fun, Thursday, June 26 at Charlie Daniels Park. The night will be packed with talent, featuring an American Idol finalist, a chart topper, and a Las Vegas-style cover band that spans many genres. 

Gates will open at 4 p.m. that day, with tickets being $8, kids 12-and-under get in free. All tickets are sold the day of the show and are general admission. The event is for families, and no alcohol will be served. 

Organizers of the event said that there is music events going  non-stop in Nashville, there is no reason that it shouldn’t be 20 minutes away in Mt. Juliet. 

“We want to give people something in Mt. Juliet,” said Michael Carnes. “We have a park named after one of the icons of country music…We really are excited about it.”

Carnes said the park could hold as many as 10,000 people, so they would love to see that happen in the future as the event grows. There will be three more shows this year, and the hope is to grow it to as many as eight shows a year in the future. Each show this year will be different performers and genres. 

The first act of the night will be Tim Urban, who was a finalist on American Idol in 2010. He will go on at 5:30 p.m. and be followed by Marc Scibilia at 6:30 p.m. Scibilia had a No.1 single on the iTunes charts called “How Bad We Need Each Other” which has been on several TV shows, including the Fox series Bones. 

The night will close with the Nashvegas All Stars, a Las Vegas style, high energy cover band playing pop, blues, rock and country. They will hit the stage at 7:45 p.m. The show will close at 9:30 p.m.

In addition to the music, Pat Smage, whose motorcycle riding show competed on America’s Got Talent, will be entertaining the crowd. There will also be food and retail vendors around the venue.  All performers will be available for autographs and meet and greets as well. 

The event has been about a year in the making. Standing Ovation, a sports and entertainment management marketing company located in Mt. Juliet got together with city leaders to help bring a music event to the people of Mt. Juliet. TDS was very receptive to the idea from the beginning and the ball got rolling. 

“We’ve got to take our hat off to TDS TV,” said Standing Ovation’s Monty Bailey. Family Campers would also come on board as a sponsor to make it happen. 

Bailey said as the event grows, they hope to give money back to the park to continue to improve the Mt. Juliet Parks system. 

There will also be a show on July 10, July 24, and one date yet to be determined in August. For more information on the shows, go to or call 754-0101. 

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