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Maj. Gen. Campbell visits FOB Mehtar Lam

 

Written by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ave Pele Task Force Bastogne

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchRegional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Laghman Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force-101 commander, arrives via UH-60 Black Hawk to Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam to conduct a battlefield assessment July 29th.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force-101 commander, is greeted by U.S. Army Maj. Carlos Martinez of Walla Walla, WA, Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team executive officer, upon his arrival at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam. (Photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Ave I. Pele, Task Force Bastogne)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force-101 commander, is greeted by U.S. Army Maj. Carlos Martinez of Walla Walla, WA, Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team executive officer, upon his arrival at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam. (Photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Ave I. Pele, Task Force Bastogne)

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IED Device kills 101st Airborne Soldier

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division Patch

Fort Campbell, KY — A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died July 30th when an improvised explosive device exploded near a security checkpoint in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

Sgt. Kyle B. Stout, 25, of Texarkana, Texas, was a cannon crewmember (artilleryman) assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. He entered the Army in July 2006 and arrived at Fort Campbell in November
2006.

Sgt. Kyle B. Stout

Sgt. Kyle B. Stout

Stout’s awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Air Assault Badge; Driver and Mechanic Badge – Wheeled Vehicle and Weapons Qualification: M4, expert.

Stout is survived by his parents, Billy M. and Robin C. Stout of Wake Village, Texas.

A memorial ceremony will be held in Afghanistan.

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APSU announces employee hires, transfers

 

Austin Peay State UniversityAustin Peay State University officials announced the following recent personnel hirings and transfers:

  • Sonya Bain, academic coordinator in Athletics.
  • Bret Campbell, assistant men’s basketball coach.
  • Tammy Cunningham, administrative assistant in the Business Office.
  • Jessica Grayson, assistant women’s basketball coach.
  • Megan Mitchell, assistant director in the Office of Admissions.
  • Steven Shaw, director of corporate relations in University Advancement.
  • Heather Wilson, media specialist in Printing Services.

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Build and Race your Cardboard Boat at Riverfest 2010!

 

Saturday, September 11th – Sign-in begins at 9:00am at McGregor Park’s Boat Ramp, Races 10:00 am – 1:00pm.

Riverfest Regatta Cardboard Boat RacesA cardboard boat regatta is an event where participants build their own boats using materials from a specified list and race them during timed heats with the fastest time being declared the winner in the respective classes. The course is 100 yards long.

The Riverfest Regatta boats will be raced on the Cumberland River.

The City Council's boat from last years race.

The City Council's boat from last years race.

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Message to Pet Owners: Hot Cars are Death Traps for Dogs

 

Five reasons not to leave your dog in the car this summer, even for ‘just a minute’

United Animal NationsSacramento, CA — United Animal Nations (UAN), a national nonprofit animal protection organization, is imploring pet owners to avoid leaving their dogs in hot cars this summer – a practice that can lead to serious illness and even death.

“Often people leave their dogs in the car while they shop or run errands, but doing so when the weather is warm can literally be a death sentence for your pet,” said UAN President and CEO Nicole Forsyth.
A Hot Oven or a Hot Car - It's the Same Thing.
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Annual Hummingbird Festival Returns to LBL’s Woodlands Nature Station

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Come out to Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area and witness the migration of the Ruby-throated hummingbird during the annual Hummingbird Festival Saturday & Sunday, August 7th & 8th, at Woodlands Nature Station (NS).

“Hummingbird migration in this area is at its peak in August,” said NS Interpreter Aviva Yasgur.  “A large number of hummingbirds stop here on their journey south to Mexico and Central America.  During this time, you can see up to 200 hummingbirds in a single day.  The festival is an opportunity to be a part of this awesome event.”

Migrating hummingbirds visiting feeders at Nature Station

Migrating hummingbirds visiting feeders at Nature Station

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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationThe weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family. This weeks highlights include:

  • Fall Adult CoEd Kickball League
  • Downtown Market
  • Movies in the Park
  • Adult Softball Leagues Final Fees
  • Party at the Park
  • Jammin’ in the Alley
  • Kleeman Center Senior Dance

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Military police intensify traffic enforcement efforts

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchKhowst Province, Afghanistan – Accidents happen. They happen every day, not only throughout the United States, but also in combat zones.

Statistics show that accidents in Afghanistan and Iraq are responsible for more injuries and deaths than those sustained in combat.

With those kinds of numbers in mind, military police stepped up their efforts to enforce traffic rules and regulations at Forward Operating Base Salerno by conducting a traffic checkpoint July 30th.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Amber R. Perez (right), a native of Vancouver, WA, and a security forces patrolman with the 655th Air Expeditionary Squadron, gives an identification card back to a Task Force Rakkasan Soldier on Camp Salerno during a recent vehicle safety enforcement  checkpoint.  (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Amber R. Perez (right), a native of Vancouver, WA, and a security forces patrolman with the 655th Air Expeditionary Squadron, gives an identification card back to a Task Force Rakkasan Soldier on Camp Salerno during a recent vehicle safety enforcement checkpoint. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division)

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APSU schedules 2010 Summer Commencement for August 13th, Dunn Center

 

Austin Peay State UniversitySummer Commencement at Austin Peay State University is scheduled for 2:00pm, Friday, August 13th in the Dunn Center.

Candidates for degrees from the College of Arts and Letters, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Behavioral and Health Science, College of Business, College of Education and the School of Technology and Public Management will participate in commencement exercises. 

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A glimpse of Rheta Grimsley Johnson

 
Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Rheta Grimsley Johnson

The Sixth Annual Clarksville Writer’s Conference presented an array of not only famous authors but personable ones as well, not the least of whom was Rheta Grimsley Johnson. Introduced by Taylor Emery of Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature faculty, Rheta Johnson was one of three finalists for a Pulitzer Prize in commentary in 1991 and is winner of the 1983 Ernie Pyle Memorial Award for human interest reporting. Her other numerous awards include the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ Distinguished Writing Award for commentary, the Headliner Award for commentary, and induction into the Scripps Howard Newspapers Editorial Hall of Fame.

Well known as being the biographer of Charles Schultz (Good Grief: The Story of Charles M. Schulz published in 1989), Rheta became a columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a post formerly held by the late Lewis Grizzard. She previously wrote for The Auburn Plainsman while at Auburn University and later for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis. Her columns are syndicated by King Features of New York and they appear in about 50 newspapers throughout the United States.

Attendees at Rheta Grimsley Johnson's presentation at the 2010 Clarksville Writers Conference

Attendees at Rheta Grimsley Johnson's presentation at the 2010 Clarksville Writers Conference

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