http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en MCPS prepares for its new norm http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/mcps-prepares-its-new-norm <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/05-17-17_new_schools_schedule_6_7.jpg" alt="All MCPS schools will be on a seven-period daily schedule, which will allow time for core content courses, such as English, math, science and social studies, but will also provide additional time for new elective courses, such as Spanish, technology, digital media and more. Additional courses have been added, as well, including a financial literacy course for all eighth grade students." title="All MCPS schools will be on a seven-period daily schedule, which will allow time for core content courses, such as English, math, science and social studies, but will also provide additional time for new elective courses, such as Spanish, technology, digital media and more. Additional courses have been added, as well, including a financial literacy course for all eighth grade students." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> Today is the last day of school for students in the Marion County Public School District, but plans are already well underway for next school year and the many changes that are in store for students and staff.<br /> New lease on life http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/new-lease-life-0 <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/05-17-17_wiser_kidney_recipient_1.jpg" alt="After being on kidney dialysis for more than five years, Donald Wiser, 54, of Lebanon received a kidney on April 24. " title="After being on kidney dialysis for more than five years, Donald Wiser, 54, of Lebanon received a kidney on April 24. " align="left" hspace="6" width="90" height="85" /><p> Donald Wiser had almost given up hope.<br /> After being on the transplant list for six years, and undergoing kidney dialysis for more than five years, Wiser, 54, of Lebanon thought his chances of getting a kidney were zero to none.<br /> Board approves salary increases to make district more competitive http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/board-approves-salary-increases-make-district-more-competitive <p> The Marion County Board of Education formed a special committee earlier this year specifically to evaluate its employee&rsquo;s wages and compare them to surrounding school districts in an effort to make the district more competitive. The board&rsquo;s goal is to not only attract and recruit outstanding educators, but also to retain the ones the district already employs.<br /> The return of Sidewalk Sale Days http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/return-sidewalk-sale-days <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/05-17-17_sidewalk_sale_days_1.jpg" alt="The Marion County Chamber of Commerce is bringing back Sidewalk Sale Days, an event presented by the chamber in the 1950s and 1960s." title="The Marion County Chamber of Commerce is bringing back Sidewalk Sale Days, an event presented by the chamber in the 1950s and 1960s." align="left" hspace="6" width="99" height="85" /><p> The Marion County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Lebanon Main Street Committee, is bringing back Sidewalk Sale Days, an event presented by the chamber in the 1950s and 1960s.<br /> Sidewalk Sale Days will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., this Friday, May 19, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 20, in downtown Lebanon, on Main Street between Spalding Avenue and Depot Street.<br /> Merchants have been encouraged to display and sell goods on the sidewalk, and there will also be a carnival on Main Street, from Spalding Avenue to Farmers National Bank&rsquo;s Annex. New service available for people suffering from substance abuse, mental illness http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/new-service-available-people-suffering-substance-abuse-mental-illness <p> Communicare Inc. in Lebanon is now offering an additional co-occurring service for clients who suffer from substance use and mental health illnesses entitled, &ldquo;Living in Balance&rdquo; beginning Friday, May 12. This group will provide clients with support throughout the summer to assist with maintaining recovery and management of mental health illnesses. It will continue to be held every Wednesday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and every Friday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lebanon office.&nbsp;<br /> Car clubs to visit Bradfordsville Saturday http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/car-clubs-visit-bradfordsville-saturday <p> Three car clubs will be visiting the City of Bradfordsville this Saturday.<br /> Lexington Antique&nbsp;Car Club, Georgetown Antique Car Club and the Lexington Model A Car Club will be arriving in Bradfordsville at approximately 11:30 a.m. Bradfordsville Mayor David Edelen invites everyone to come and view the&nbsp;large number of prize vehicles that will be on hand.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> Music therapy at autism center Saturday http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/music-therapy-autism-center-saturday-0 <p> Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. will be having music therapy at the autism center from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, May 20. Music therapy is for those individuals who are on the autism spectrum. Siblings will not be allowed to participate in this event as it is therapy. The autism center is located at 748 West Main Street in Lebanon. Any questions can be emailed to Lisa Nally-Martin via email at nallymartin@windstream.net or send a message through the Working the Puzzle for Autism Facebook page.</p> MCPS Summer Dream Academy and The Dream Bus bigger, better this year http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/mcps-summer-dream-academy-and-dream-bus-bigger-better-year <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/05-10-17_summer_dream_academy_dream_bus_1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="145" height="85" /><p> More than 1,000 students participated in the Marion County Public Schools&rsquo; Summer Dream Academy and took advantage of The Dream Bus last summer, and school officials expect even more participation this year.<br /> &ldquo;I think we have even more to choose from this year,&rdquo; said MCPS Federal Programs Director Todd Farmer.<br />