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Lady Govs unable to overcome early deficit, fall at Chattanooga

 

APSU Women’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsChattanooga, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team found itself in another early deficit and again could not dig its way out, falling 71-61 at Chattanooga, Tuesday night in non-conference action at the McKenzie Arena.

Chattanooga (1-3) made its first 10 shots – eight field goals and two free throws – en route to a 20-6 lead with 13:19 remaining. Meanwhile, Austin Peay could not maintain that pace and made just three of its 11 field goals during the same span.

Junior Whitney Hanley led the Lady Govs with 19 points and nine rebounds in their loss at Chattanooga, Tuesday. (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

Junior Whitney Hanley led the Lady Govs with 19 points and nine rebounds in their loss at Chattanooga, Tuesday. (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

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Recycling Day in Clarksville Montgomery County

 

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – On Saturday, November 13th, more than 300 people came by Lowes Home Improvement in St. Bethlehem to recognize America Recycles Day. Bi-County Solid Waste Management sponsored this event, the first of this magnitude in Clarksville.

Students from the Sango Elementary Recycle Team “tested” the knowledge of their visitors by engaging them  in games while testing their recycling knowledge. For example, most people did not know that it takes 500,000 trees to produce one week’s worth of Sunday’s papers in the United States or that 150,000 bottles are consumed in the U.S. each hour.

Sango Elementary Teacher and Recycle Team Sponsor Tonya Campbell look on as members of the recycle team quiz the Maynard Family on their recycle knowledge.

Sango Elementary Teacher and Recycle Team Sponsor Tonya Campbell look on as members of the recycle team quiz the Maynard Family on their recycle knowledge.

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Honor Eagle

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Officials from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, will host an Honor Eagle Ceremony for Maj. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski November 24th at Hangar 4 at 2:00pm.

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LBL Begins 2011 Seasonal Camping Program Process

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area is now accepting applications for the 2011 seasonal camping program. 

There are a total of 110 campsites in the seasonal camping program available for two to nine months at Hillman Ferry, Piney, and Wranglers Campgrounds. Rushing Creek, Cravens Bay, Taylor Bay, Gatlin Point, Birmingham Ferry, and Redd Hollow Campgrounds have a total of 48 short-term (one to six months) sites available.  «Read the rest of this article»


Soldiers Fill Out Forms For Holiday Greetings

 

Written by Spc. Tracy Weeden
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of DestinyZabul Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers of Task Force Eagle Assault, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division at Forward Operating Base Wolverine in Zabul province, Afghanistan fill out forms before recording their holiday greetings to loved ones back home.

Photo by Spc. Tracy Weeden

Photo by Spc. Tracy Weeden

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Tennessee named as one of four state partners in center for the study of Social Policy’s AIM Community

 

State Cited For Pioneering Creative Ways Of Adapting National Initiative

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) has announced that its Strengthening Families initiative has named Tennessee as one of four states to participate in its Action, Implementation and Momentum (AIM) Community, designed to expand implementation of its Strengthening Families approach. The other states selected are Idaho, Massachusetts and Washington.

The ‘partners’ were chosen from members of the Strengthening Families National Network, made up of more than 30 states using the protective factors in their state and local work.  Tennessee and the other states chosen for the AIM Community have led the way in pioneering creative ways to adapt Strengthening Families to their own state systems of early care and education, child welfare, public health and even probation.  «Read the rest of this article»

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The Danger Of Unmet Expectations

 

Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Americans seem to have lost so much through the years and people yearn for simplicity and peaceful occasions. Many of us go looking for what we call “old fashioned” and “simple” ways of celebrating Thanksgiving so that we can recapture something we hope will fulfill us and our family. We often go to great lengths to find this fulfillment and very often our efforts end up in arguments or stressful confrontations in the family, overspending and profound sadness.

Holidays aren’t peaceful or simple if you find yourself strung out, worn out and tensed up over making the occasion into something that meets unrealistic expectations. I want to encourage you to let go of your expectations for a perfect Thanksgiving get-together this year and to redefine your ideas of what it means to have an old fashioned holiday. «Read the rest of this article»




Consumer Reports unveils its first-ever Naughty & Nice Holiday List

 

New Public-Education Campaign Highlights the Good and the Not-So-Good Among Company Shopping Policies

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Consumer Reports today unveiled its latest public-education campaign: the first Consumer Reports’ Naughty & Nice Holiday List.  The list identifies some good and some not-so-good shopping policies and the companies behind them.

The centerpiece of the campaign is a full-page ad running in the November 22nd, 2010 edition of USA Today. The ad highlights three “naughty” and three “nice” policies and names the companies behind them.  The full list, comprised of 10 naughty and 10 nice policies, is available at www.ConsumerReports.org. «Read the rest of this article»

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Reconnaissance and Security Operations

 

Written by Spc. Tracy Weeden
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of DestinyZabul Province, Afghanistan – Task Force Eagle Assault, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter pilots conduct reconnaissance and security operations in Zabul province, Afghanistan, protecting Afghan civilians and coalition forces from insurgent activities.

Photo by Spc. Tracy Weeden

Photo by Spc. Tracy Weeden

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Spot a Scam with ACS Financial Readiness

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Why are scams so hard to spot?

Scam artists use today’s current headlines to pray on people’s vulnerabilities. Although there is an abundant amount of information and warnings informing consumers to be wary, scam artists are still finding new ways to take advantage of the public; especially around the holiday season.

ACS Financial Readiness is offering a “How to Spot a Scam” seminar. Gain the knowledge and learn how to spot a scam, and what you should do if you think you are being taken advantage of on Tuesday, November 30th. «Read the rest of this article»

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