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Chronicle 9-30-09 Edition

Chronicle 9-30-09 Edition

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THE CHRONICLE
of Mt. Juliet
The Largest Circulation in Wilson County 
Celebrating our 28th year as the leading newspaper in Mt. Juliet and West Wilson County
 www.thechronicleofmtjuliet.com
 Volume 29 September 30, 2009 Number 38
YMCA getsanother chancewith donatedland on Leb. Rd
Page 2
MJ singersentertain herewith MetroChorusDangerousvandalism closeslocal teen park
Heritage celebrated
Heritage celebrated
at 28
at 28
th
th
annual MJ Pow Wow
annual MJ Pow Wow 
Despite being cancelled on Saturday due to rain, thousands of people gathered at Charlie Daniels Park on Sunday for the 28thannual Mt. Juliet Pow Wow. Activities included dancing and drumming contests, as well as traditional Native American singing,dancing, arts, crafts and food. September was recently declared Tennessee American Indian Heritage Month by Gov. Phil Bredesen.
 Photo by Tomi L. Wiley
 
Page 3Page 5Page 9
Special MJHSHomecomingphoto section
 
Page 2, The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet, September 30, 2009
From staff reports
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Mount Juliet, TN(615) 773-5252www.joychurchinternational.org
FREE YARD SALE
Come out to Joy Church International for a Free YardSale! Every item is absolutely free! This is our blessingto the community. We do not want your money - honest!
Saturday, October 3rd 9:00 am - Noon
Saturday, October 3rd9:00 am - Noonat Joy Church International
Did we mention it was free?! 
 
RETIREMENT SALE
RETIREMENT SALE
OUR RETIREMENT SALE IS INTHE LAST STAGE!
EVERYTHING MUST GO!
SOME INVENTORY BELOWCOST! MANY ITEMSLEFT TO CHOOSE FROM!SOFAS, LOVESEATS,TABLES AND CHAIRS, BEDS,MATTRESSES, COFFEE ANDEND TABLES, AND MORE.
We appreciate your business over the years. Lloyd and Sue Ledsinger.
FURNITURE AND BEDDING 
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Metro NashvilleChorus will perform onSaturday, October 10,at 8 p.m. at CovenantFellowship, A Church of theNazarene. The chorus singsa wide variety of songs in acappella, 4-part, barbershopstyle. In addition to songsby the full chorus, severalquartets will also perform.“Audiences aresometimes surprised tohear pop, country, gospel,blues, show tunes, and, of course, classic ballads inour performances,” said KimWonders, Master Director of Metro Nashville, “we alwayshave a surprise or two.” The Mt. Juliet areais home to several membersof the Metro NashvilleChorus, including AmyCox, Pam Kemp, StephanieClayton, Doreen Crossman,Barb DeBusman, and RuthMcCarver.“So many of ourfriends have supported thechorus over the years,” saidlong time Mt. Juliet residentPaulette Hatalosky, who hasbeen a member of MetroNashville Chorus since1986, “It’s wonderful to havethe opportunity to sing forthem in a special event inMt. Juliet.”Tickets to theshow, “A cappella Café: AnEvening of Fine Coffee, FineDesserts, and Fine Singing,”are $5. More informationcan be found at www.metronashvillechorus.org orby calling 615-777-SING.In 2008, the chorusearned the title InternationalMid-Size Chorus Champions within Sweet AdelinesInternational. The chorusalso won
rst place in thesmall chorus division in2006, making it the onlychorus in the world tohave won gold in both sizedivisions. Metro Nashville’shigh scores at the 2008regional competition earneda wildcard spot in theInternational Conventionand Competition, which willbe held in Nashville at theSommet Center on October22, 2009.Covenant Fellowship,A Church of the Nazareneis located at 101 FaulknerLane in Mt. Juliet.
About Metro NashvilleChorus:
Metro NashvilleChorus has performed andpromoted the barbershopsound in middle Tennesseefor more than 35 years.Most of its members livein the Nashville area butsome come from Columbia,Knoxville, and Huntsville,and as far away asBirmingham. Visitors and women who love to singare invited to rehearsalseach Tuesday at 6:30 atCurrey-Ingram Academy inBrentwood.
Metro Nashville Chorus entertains here Oct. 10
Metro Nashville Chorus
~ Photo by: Out of the Box Photography
(licensed for use by MNC)Members of Metro Nashville Chorus from Mt. Juliet include: bottomrow L-R: Amy Cox, Pam Kemp, Paulette Hatalosky middle row:Stephanie Clayton, Doreen Crossman, Barb DeBusman; top: RuthMcCarver. ~
 Photo by Michelle Beauvais, chorus member.
 
The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet, September 30, 2009, Page 3
By Tomi L. Wiley
 Managing Editor 
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There’s good newsfor YMCA and local sportsfamilies and fans in Mt. Juliet: city commissionersMonday night gave the okayto begin negotiations withthe organization to build ondonated land behind Publixon Lebanon Road.YMCA of 
cials,represented at the meeting byYMCA of Middle TennesseeVice President Rob Gray,have said YMCA “anticipatesreceipt of a gift” of 50 acres donatedby current ownerBen Forkum.Called a “perfectYMCA site,” onlyapproximately 25acres is neededfor the facility,and the rest willbe developed intosome much-needed sports
elds and greenways.Conditions of theletter of intent submittedby the YMCA and modi
edby Mt. Juliet Mayor LindaElam at the table includeda pedestrian path acrossCedar Creek and YMCA willprovide over
ow parkingfrom the ball
elds. In returnfor the donation of the landto the City, the YMCA asksthe City to construct “someor all” of the roads into theproperty.According to theletter, “Road 1 would runfrom the current ball
eld(Mt. Juliet Little League)access road located behindthe Publix grocery store,across Cedar Creek, and tothe parking lot that will bepart of the YMCA’s family wellness center. The bridgefor Road 1 would includea pedestrian lane, as boththe YMCA and the Cityexpect this to be used by alarge number of pedestriansaccessing the ball
elds.”The necessity of a pedestrian path here was discussed, with Elamcalling building an asphaltbridge “the most expensiveoption out there.” Hagertysuggested that City staff “look at the options.”The letter states that“Road 2 would be further west, and run from Highway70, across Cedar Creek andto the parking lot that willbe part of the YMCA’s family wellness center. The preciselocation of Road 1 will bedetermined by the Cityand the YMCA. The preciselocation of Road 2 will bedetermined by the City, theYMCA and the donor of theProperty.“The YMCA is working on a de
nitivedonation agreement withthe owner of the Property,”states the letter, signedby Chief Operating Of 
cerDavid Byrd. “We believethis project would result intremendous bene
t to thecitizens of Mt. Juliet, and welook forward to working with you to bring a full-serviceYMCA center to the City.”Gray said the YMCAof Mt. Juliet services 12,000 – 14,000 people per week,and the new facility shouldtake approximately one yearand $2 – $2.5million to build.The sports
elds could beready beforethat however,the parking lots would not bepoured untilthe Y facility isready for them,and temporary gravel lots will be in use in the interim.Elam sponsoredanother shot at reworkingthe policy manual for theboard of commissioners butdid not receive a motion fromthe board to even consider it.District 1 Commissioner TedFloyd took the opportunity toclarify that he had not beenin favor of giving himself insurance, since he alreadyhas health insurance, andsaid many people hadcontacted him expressingtheir disappointment in
YMCA, sports fields back on the table
“We believe this project would result intremendous bene
  fi
t to the citizens of Mt. Juliet, and we look forward to working with you to bring a full-service YMCAcenter to the City.” 
-- Letter of Intent to Cityof Mt. Juliet by YMCA COO David Byrd 
 
See YMCA, Page 10

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