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5K Challenge for Charis Saturday
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Put your best foot forward for Wilson County at The 5k Challenge for Charis, Saturday, Dec. 1, at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet.

Runners and walkers, teams and individuals are all welcome to participate and help raise awareness and funds for Charis Health Center, a non-profit organization which provides primary health care for the working uninsured of Wilson County.  All fitness levels are encouraged to participate as a 1 mile Fun Run/Walk will be held in addition to the 5k.

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Granville Country Christmas begins Dec. 8
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The 13th Annual Granville Country Christmas will be Dec. 8 in the historic town of Granville where Christmas is celebrated in a grand fashion.  

This year’s event is entitled “Winter Wonderland” and will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  This years event will have many new features of which one will be storybook reading of Liz Bennett’s new book “Roadie, The Big Red Mule” which is Granville original adaptation of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. At the Granville Museum there will be a “Santa’s Workship”

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MJHS offers peer tutoring
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hayley Richey 

MJHS Intern Writer

Mt. Juliet High School has recently started offering peer tutoring after school Monday through Friday. It is free to anyone who would like any extra help in math. There are several experienced students in courses as high as College Algebra ready to jump in and explain a tough problem. 

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MJ's Smith earns honor
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

DAYTON, Tenn. – Melissa Smith, a sophomore music/piano pedagogy major at Bryan College, recently earned an honorable mention rating at a collegiate piano competition at Belmont University.

Melissa, daughter of Mike and Cheryl Smith of Mt. Juliet, competed against 14 students, including undergraduate and graduate students from institutions in Tennessee. The competition was sponsored by the Tennessee Music Teachers Association.

Dr. Sigrid Luther, professor of music said Melissa’s accomplishment is remarkable. “For Melissa, a piano pedagogy major, to compete against piano performance majors, some of them graduate students, and receive an honorable mention was quite an accomplishment!”

Next school year, Melissa will serve as accompanist for the Bryan Chamber Singers.

Bryan is a Christian liberal arts college offering two Master’s degrees and Bachelor’s degrees in 20 areas. The college has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for 17 consecutive years as being among the Top Tier of Southern comprehensive colleges.

 
Modern Woodmen help Animal Shelter
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Each year on the fourth Saturday in October, volunteers from coast to coast pull out their can-do spirit and vow to improve their communities on Make A Difference Day, a national day of service.

On Oct. 27, local Modern Woodmen of America members joined this nationwide effort.

Members of Modern Woodmen made a difference by shopping for the wish list at Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter and the New Leash on Life Shelter in Lebanon.  Several local chapters together purchased over $1,250 worth of supplies for the two organizations.

“On Make A Difference Day, our members can look forward to feeling good by doing good and being part of a nationally recognized event,” says Kevin Copeland, local Modern Woodmen contact.

Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, chapters provide opportunities to take part in social activities and community service projects to meet local needs. Youth service clubs provide young Modern Woodmen members with opportunities to volunteer, be patriotic, learn new skills, make friends and have fun.

For more information or to get involved, contact Kevin Copeland, Managing Partner at (615)925-0660, or stop by the office in Lebanon at 1020 North Castle Heights Ave.

As a tax-exempt fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen sells life insurance, annuity and investment* products not to benefit stockholders but to improve the quality of life of its stakeholders – members, their families and their communities. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities. Annually, Modern Woodmen and its members provide more than $26 million and 1 million volunteer hours for community projects nationwide.

 
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