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    Former Clarksville Resident Deborah “Debbie” Ann Boen Succumbs to Cancer

    Debbie Boen (1955-2013)

    Debbie Boen (1955-2013)

    Clarksville, TN – Writer, artist and activist Deborah “Debbie” Ann Boen, 58, passed away peacefully in her La Crosse home on Friday, September 6th, 2013.  A memorial service is being planned in Clarksville, TN, after the Wisconsin services are complete.

    Using alternative medicines rather than conventional medicine, she kept metastatic melanoma at bay for over 19 years. She called the cancer a miracle because she woke up to life and emotions, living her life to the fullest rather than being a “patient.” «Read the rest of this article»

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    Lydia Walker sings Songs of the Christmas Season


    Lydia WalkerClarksville, TN – Local vocalist and musician Lydia Walker will present a two-hour performance of Christmas carols and secular music at Freedom Deli on December 22nd from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

    “The performance is our Christmas gift to our customers,” said deli owner John Matagrano. This will be Walker’s second performance at that location.

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    Lydia Walker to sing at Freedom Deli


    Lydia Walker

    Clarksville, TN – Popular local singer/musician Lydia Walker will play Freedom Deli tonight from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Walker’s playlist of contemporary folk music includes “Shades of Gray” and “When I Dance.”

    Walker hails from Cunningham, TN, and has been writing and performing her own songs, accompanied by her acoustic guitar, since the age of 12. She has performed at coffee shops, colleges, churches, and festivals and has just released her 7th independent album, “Beloved”, co-written and produced with Nashville hit songwriter Curt Ryle. Her goal is to inspire people with a message of hope.

    Freedom Deli is located at 2088 Lowe’s Drive off Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in Clarksville.

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    Free legal assistance for domestic violence victims


    The Clarksville office of the Legal Aid Society announced they have partnered with the lawfirm of Runyan and Runyan, the Hilldale Kiwanis Club and the Tennessee Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division to offer a free legal clinic for domestic violence victims to be held from 10 am to noon, April 4 at the Sarah Mann Building, 217 Third St. in Clarksville. «Read the rest of this article»

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    Is Clarksville a monarchy? Local Judge takes charter revision to task on balance of power


    cityhallWith the revised Clarksville  City Charter heading to the state legislature for approval, Clarksville City Judge Charles Smith spoke out  about what he views as “one-sided” analysis of proposed charter revisions by the City Council and the appearance that, in his view, “no meaningful change will occur” from the revisions as written.

    In a letter submitted to Senator Tim Barnes and and Representatives Joe Pitts, Phillip Johnson and Curtis Johnson regarding action on the proposed charter revisions, Judge Smith voiced appreciation for their input and concerns regarding the city charter but suggested that their input would not be reflected in charter revisions. «Read the rest of this article»

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    Memorial service honors mother, children, victims in 1st degree murder case


    Natalie A. Vullo and her two children, Diamin Lynette Shanklin and Paul Zacharius Vullo-Nelloms were remembered and honored recently with a memorial service and balloon release at Delivrance Outreach Temple.


    Linda Shelton (center, in purple), holds tightly to her mother's hand as they stand surrounded by friends, watching the balloon release in memory of her daughter and grandchildren

    In keeping with Christianity period of mourning, Lent, and in memory of lost loved ones,  clusters of deep purple balloons were assembled for the ceremony.  Included in the display were several colorful Disney balloons including Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, and a number of happy birthday balloons, since young Diamin’s birthday would have been celebrated March 17,  just weeks after her death. «Read the rest of this article»

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    River District Commission to meet


    The River District Commission will meet on march 25 at the Mayor’s Conference room in City Hall at 4 p.m. to hear the following agenda:



    III. ADOPTION OF MINUTES: January 28th, February 4th, February 25th «Read the rest of this article»

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    NEHS choral students take on Broadway


    "One" from "A Chorus Line"

    NEHS Exit One, Concert and SSA Women’s Choir chosen to open for The Haywood Family Show in Branson, Missouri.

    After two months of intensive rehearsals in both voice and choreography, to say nothing of the memorization involved, Broadway came to Clarksville Thursday evening as the Northeast High School Choral Department presented its Spring Show 2009 in the NEHS auditorium.

    The show will also be presented Tonight at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per adult, $3 per student.

    It’s a show that has something extra this year when the Exit One Show  Choir, the Concert Choir  and the SSA Women’s Choir travel to Branson, Missouri in April to perform as the opening act for the Haywood Family Show, with a selection of routines from the current show to be performed and taped “on tour.” «Read the rest of this article»


    APSU opens new Fort Campbell facility


    Austin Peay State University today celebrated the grand opening of the new Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell facility with a brief ceremony.

    APSU President Tim Hall explores the new facility

    A crowd of state and local dignitaries, members of the Fort Campbell, Ky., command group and APSU officials were on hand for the event. Dr. Sherry Hoppe, former APSU president, and Dr. Gerald Beavers, former executive director of the Fort Campbell Center, were among those attending. Both were involved in the initial planning stage of the building project. «Read the rest of this article»


    Beth Britton to pen column for Christian HomeKeeper network


    Beth Britton with her daughter, "Elle-girl"

    Beth Britton, a columnist for Clarksville Online,  has been asked to write a weekly column for the new site, Christian HomeKeeper Network.

    “This website is a great place for women to go and be encouraged and to get to know other women with similar interests. I am excited to be joining with the other excellent writers in contributing to this site.”

    — Beth Britton

    In additions to her periodic essay on our site, you can read Beth’s  weekly postings at my personal on site blog «Read the rest of this article»

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