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Salvation Army to kick off bell ringing

 

salvationarmyvolunteerThe Salvation Army will kickoff the 2009 bell ringing season on Friday, November 13 at 10 a.m. at the Fort Campbell Wal-Mart featuring a performance by the Clarksville Choir. Volunteers who would like to ring can call 931-551-7200, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Or e-mail kim_homesofdesign@yahoo.com or fivenhim@aol.com.

Ringing will take place November 13 and 14 then starting November 21, ringing at all sites, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The last day of ringing will be December 24. Locations are: St. Bethlehem, Sango and Fort Campbell Wal-Marts; Kroger on Lowe’s Drive, Madison Street and Dover Crossing; Sam’s Club; Walgreens on Madison Street and Hilltop Grocery Store. Friday,

November 27 is Kettle Day. Kettle Day is ringing at all sites with a goal of $25,000. Funds raised support the work and mission of the Clarksville Salvation Army Shelter operations.

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Multi-agency drill preps first responders for worst case situation

 
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Governor's Square Mall

Several men enter the mall, moving quickly towards the mall office. A suspicious activity call goes out to the police department. The intruders pull weapons from under their clothing. One a pistol another a shotgun. Gunshots ring out sounding unbelievably loud in the confined space. People panic, some hide while others attempt to flee! 35 people are killed or injured. Several minutes later the police start to arrive. After organizing they enter the mall as a mass with guns drawn. They find a scene of carnage and chaos. The less severely injured, some in shock have started to try to make their way from the mall. Officers order everyone to the floor, they have no way of knowing who is a victim and who may be a perpetrator. Some of the officers are left to manage the survivors while the rest continue their sweep. Bodies are strewn everywhere. Two explosives device are found! The bomb squad is called out. A suspect is located in the mall office. Negotiations begin…

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One of the gunmen (in black) shoots a Mall Patron

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APSU student Collins opens ‘Beauty and Obese’ show at Trahern Gallery

 

Austin Peay State University LogoRayven Collins’ solo senior art show, “Beauty and OBESE,” will open Nov. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m., in Trahern 106 at Austin Peay State University.

Collins’ show, which runs from Nov. 16-20, will feature beautifully executed drawings and paintings in a photorealistic manner. She depicts full figured women at obscure angels with interesting compositions, as well as showing “thick” women in the most beautiful and classical pictorials.

“My show is about thick women and how society views them,” Collins said. “Beauty is something I’ve been questioning since I can remember. I portray thick women in the best of the light and the worst of light to make a statement on how different our ideals of beauty are.” «Read the rest of this article»

 


Women’s Basketball: Offense strong in Lady Govs exhibition victory

 

apsugovernorsOpening the game with a 30-5 run, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team rolled to a 96-40 exhibition victory against Cumberland, Monday night, at the Dunn Center. Austin Peay held Cumberland without a field goal until the 4:36 mark of the first half – a 30-5 run that determined the outcome. The Lady Govs led 47-12 at halftime and won the second half by a 49-28 margin.

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Blue Star Memorial Marker dedicated at the Montgomery County Courthouse

 
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The Blue Star Memorial unveiling

On a fair and sunny November day, almost 100 people gathered together on the courthouse lawn to dedicate a new memorial honoring all those who have served, are serving, and will serve in Armed Forces of the United States.

The project was made possible by donations from the members of the Beachaven Garden Club, the Clarksville Garden Club, and the Les Candides Garden Club. “We want to show our deep support and appreciation of those who have defended our freedom in the past, those who are at great risk in defending us today, and those who may do so in the future.”

Sandra Watson, President Beachaven Garden Club; Edith Hudson, President Les Candides Garden Club; Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn; Annette Shrade, Chairwoman Blue Star Memorial Committee; Pat Arendt, President Clarksville Garden Club

Sandra Watson, President Beachaven Garden Club; Edith Hudson, President Les Candides Garden Club; Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn; Annette Shrade, Chairwoman Blue Star Memorial Committee; Pat Arendt, President Clarksville Garden Club

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RCR Building Corporation celebrates 24 years

 

rcrlogoThe employees of RCR Building Corp. recently made a surprise presentation to Pat Riley, the company’s president/CEO, to mark RCR’s 24th anniversary. Presenting a special trophy of appreciation to Riley was RCR’s Operation Manager Peggy Harrison Elliott, and General Superintendent Jay Hill.

RCR, is a Nashville general contractor, employs more than 80 people and has worked on projects throughout the southeastern United States. One of RCR’s current projects is the construction of Lipscomb University Intermodal in Nashville.

Clarksville Resident Peggy Harrison Elliott (office manager / operations director); Pat Riley (CEO); and Jay Hill (general superintendent / operations director).

Clarksville Resident Peggy Harrison Elliott (office manager / operations director); Pat Riley (CEO); and Jay Hill (general superintendent / operations director).

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APSU Pianist Presents Music Composed in the Shadow of Great Wars

 

Austin Peay State University LogoAbout 37 million people, both soldiers and civilians, died during the First World War. More than 60 million lost their lives two decades later during World War II. These two cataclysmic events, which defined and shaped the 20th century, erased families that had existed for centuries and nearly caused two generations of young men to all but disappear.

The two wars cast a long shadow over those who survived. It changed who they were and how they saw the world. For two composers, the Hungarian Bela Bartok and the Russian Dmitri Shostakovich, the horrific times also forever transformed the music they created.

“They were very affected by what’s going on, and it was coming out in their music,” Dr. Jeffrey Wood, Austin Peay State University professor of music, said. “They’re violent pieces. They’re aggressive to the point of almost being primitive, barbaric. I sense the war very close to the surface.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Checkup time as Lady Govs host Cumberland in only preseason test

 

apsugovernorsTwenty-Four practice days will be put to the test when Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team hosts Cumberland in a 7 p.m., Monday, preseason contest at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay returns four starters and 10 letterwinners from last season’s team that posted a 17-16 overall record but won the Ohio Valley Conference tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. However, the Lady Govs will be searching for a replacement at center where April Thomas held court last season.

In addition, Austin Peay will be seeking answers at point guard where redshirt freshman Neika Smith joins the team after missing last season due to an injury. The Lady Govs also will use sophomore Whitney Hanley and junior Brooke Faulkner to run the offense at times.

Senior Nicole Jamen and the Lady Govs will play their only preseason contest, Monday, against Cumberland (Matthew Mitchell/Mitchell Photography)

Senior Nicole Jamen and the Lady Govs will play their only preseason contest, Monday, against Cumberland (Matthew Mitchell/Mitchell Photography)

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APSU Artist Greene Opens “Dermabrasion” Exhibit at Trahern Gallery

 

Austin Peay State University LogoWarren Greene, assistant professor of art and Trahern Gallery director at Austin Peay State University, has a conflicted relationship with Tennessee’s rural countryside. Specifically, he’s troubled by the land’s indifferent nature.

“I’m curious about the ideas and emotions this landscape doesn’t care about, but is necessarily shaped by – both literally and figuratively,” he said. “This ambivalence hurts my ego because it ignores the language that it has become in my mind.”

This is what the artist ponders as he touches his brush to a canvas. The works he’s created through this contemplation will be on display this month with the Trahern Gallery’s new show “Dermabrasion: Exhibition of Works by Warren Greene.”

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The APSU Lady Govs Volleyball team had a busy weekend

 

Loses at Jackson State, but wins at Tennessee Tech

apsugovernorsTwenty wins and second place locked up as Lady Govs down Tennessee Tech

COOKEVILLE – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team recorded its 20th victory with a 3-1 (26-24, 21-25, 25-20, 27-25) Ohio Valley Conference victory against Tennessee Tech, Saturday afternoon, at Eblen Arena.

The win assured the Lady Govs a second-place finish in this season’s OVC race, its best finish since winning the regular-season crown in 1992. Austin Peay also will record back-to-back 20-win seasons for only the fourth time in program history with its ninth 20-win campaign all-time.

“The fact that this team had the best OVC finish in 17 years is a testament to these women,” said Lady Govs head coach Mike Johnson. I sincerely admire the commitment they make each and every day. I’m please to know we continue to improve and have our sights firmly set on winning the OVC tournament.”

Sophomore outside hitter Ilyanna Hernandez finished with 14 kills in the Lady Govs victory at Tennessee Tech, Saturday. (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

Sophomore outside hitter Ilyanna Hernandez finished with 14 kills in the Lady Govs victory at Tennessee Tech, Saturday. (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

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