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Soldier Ride Nashville 2009

 

woundedwarriorprojectClarksville Online Author Tim Cash will be participating in the Soldier Ride Nashville 2009, a part of the Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday, September 26th at Edwin Warner Park, (Site #3, 50 Vaughn Rd, Nashville, TN 37221). His participation in the  Soldier Ride Nashville is dedicated to the memory of father, husband and soldier MSG James “Tre” Ponder of Franklin.

I recently got into riding road bikes as a way to stay in shape since I can no longer run. While I have not road any farther than 30 miles at a time, this ride will be my longest yet at 50 miles. I, and many of my Night Stalker brothers and sisters will be riding as a part of Team Tre in honor and memory of our Fallen Comrade MSG James ‘Tre’ Ponder.

Tre made the ultimate sacrifice for his brothers in arms on a rescue mission in eastern Afghanistan. The date was June 28, 2005. He was killed when his MH-47D helicopter was shot down by enemy fire on it’s way to rescue a Navy SEAL team that had run in to trouble. He was a member of the Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR).

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Environment and Conservation celebrates National Public Lands Day in Tennessee

 

Volunteerism protects, preserves shared natural resources

Tennessee State ParksNashville – The Department of Environment and Conservation invites the public to take part in volunteer activities across Tennessee in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 26.

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National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest one-day, volunteer stewardship event. Organizers seek to honor the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in protecting America’s public lands. Last year, more than 110,000 volunteers across the country built trails, planted trees and removed litter to improve America’s shared lands for all who visit them.

“Tennessee State Parks and the department’s Resource Management Division have a tradition of organizing a statewide volunteer effort in observance of National Public Lands Day,” said Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke. “A number of state parks and natural areas will host volunteers throughout Tennessee, joining thousands across the country working to safeguard these lands not only for themselves, but for future generations.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee works with U.S.D.A., other Southeast States to prevent Raccoon rabies

 

World Rabies Day is September 28

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to distribute an oral rabies vaccine for raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. The baiting program administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services program will begin Thursday, October 1, 2009.

“This is an important and effective program to prevent the spread of rabies, and we are pleased to be part of this effort to protect the health of Tennesseans,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “This is also a good time to remind pet owners of the importance of having all rabies vaccinations current for dogs and cats to ensure their health and safety.”

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Walgreens robbery suspect arrested by CPD

 

clarksvillepolicelogoOn September 22, 2009, Eric Dewayne Davis (W/M. DOB: 3/10/78, Given Address: 2152 North Meadow Dr) was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and booked into the Montgomery County Jail with a bond of $200,000.  He has a lengthy criminal history involving drugs.

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APSU’s Barry Kitterman wins fiction award for ‘The Baker’s Boys’

 
Professor Barry Kitterman

Professor Barry Kitterman

When the editors of the Web site peacecorpswriters.org asked Barry Kitterman for a copy of his new novel, the Austin Peay State University creative writing professor admits he was a little nervous.

The Web site’s mission is to promote the published writings of returned Peace Corps volunteers. Kitterman, having served in Belize in the late 1970s, met the criteria, but he didn’t exactly paint a flattering picture of the Peace Corps in his book “The Baker’s Boy.” The novel tells two intertwined stories of Tanner Johnson. The first deals with him as a middle-aged man, so haunted by his past that he flees from his pregnant wife and the stable life he knew. That past informs the second story in the book, which focuses on Johnson’s traumatic struggles and disillusionment 25 years earlier while serving with the Peace Corps in Belize.

It’s not the type of subject a Web site championing the writings of returned Peace Corps volunteers would care to promote, Kitterman thought. «Read the rest of this article»





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