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Children’s Parade: “Games we like to play!”


rivers-and-spiresOnce again, kids 12 years of age or younger and their accompanying adults can join all the fun – characters in costume, small floats and walkers – in the Fifth Annual Rivers & Spires Children”s Parade to be held Saturday, Apr 18 at 1:00 p.m.  The theme for this year”s parade is “Games We Like to Play!” «Read the rest of this article»


Fort Campbell schedules “Project Clean Stream”


The Fort Campbell Environmental Division, Stormwater Program will conduct “Project Clean Streams” with a streamside trash cleanup at 9 a.m. Thursday starting at Wohali Pavilion.

Residents and Soldiers are encouraged to volunteer their time removing trash and other discarded items from area streams and lakes. This beautification project is an effort to help make local streams and lakes safer, cleaner and reduce the adverse effects on water quality.

For more information or to volunteer concerning this project contact Yadira Brown at (270) 798-9586.

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Clarksville co-ed wins Lambda Theta Alpha Crown as Miss Universal 2009


Middle Tennessee State University’s Latin Sorority, Lambda Theta Alpha, holds their third annual Miss Universal Pageant.


Megan Morrison-Miss Universal 2009, center, with Miss Congeniality co-winners Sonia Dixon-Miss South Korea, left, and Connie Thomas-Miss Egypt, right.

On March 25th, the James Union Hall auditorium was the site of the ‘pageant unlike any other!’ The contestants were all MTSU students representing a wide swath of countries of origin. Members of Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity, the Latin fraternity, served as escorts for the contestants during the pageant.

Pageant judging panel: Dr. Oscar Diaz-Ortiz w/daughter (l), Dr. Jacqui Wade (2nd l), Mr. Vincent Windrow (2nd r), Mrs. Angela Manivong (r)

Pageant judging panel: Dr. Oscar Diaz-Ortiz w/daughter (far l), Dr. Jacqui Wade (2nd l), Mr. Vincent Windrow (r), Mrs. Angela Manivong (far r)

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Feds, States launch crackdown on foreclosure scams, loan fraud


Civil enforcement cases, state enforcement actions, alert to financial institutions among new efforts to protect American homeowners seeking relief

mortgage-fraudWASHINGTON – As homeowners and communities throughout the country continue to face devastating consequences from the deep contraction in the economy and the housing market, the Obama Administration today announced a new coordinated effort across federal and state government and the private sector to target mortgage loan modification fraud and foreclosure rescue scams that threaten to hurt American homeowners and prevent them from getting the help they need during these challenging times. «Read the rest of this article»


Youngsters scoop up 10,000 Easter eggs in a matter of minutes


Gone in a flash… 10,000 Easter eggs were scooped up in a flash by happy, high energy youngsters Sunday afternoon in the city’s first annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event, held in Heritage Park, took advantage of 70+ temps and warm midday sun, drawing to a close before predicted storms rolled through later in the day.

The first annual Clarksville, TN Easter Egg Hunt

Across the field, four quadrants were staked out, each one loaded with eggs and “super eggs” — the latter being the prize-winning eggs. Youngsters were categorized by age, with the youngest being offered the first chance at collecting eggs in their designated area. «Read the rest of this article»


Artistic mother and son take awards in DAC


Two artists, mother and son, were recognized for their art at the recent DAC Art Walk and 2009 Open Exhibition hosted by US Bank and the APSU Department of Art.


Randall Boen with his 1st place award

Randall Boen and his mother, Debbie Boen, both brought home awards, with Randall’s being a 1st place award.

The Open Exhibition is an opportunity for all artists over 18 years of age to exhibit and sell their work and help raise money for college art scholarships.  To date thirteen art majors at APSU have received the US Bank Scholarship.  «Read the rest of this article»


The Beagles rock Strawberry Alley


Dancing in the Alley

Kicking off the first major event of the spring season was a Friday night concert featuring the popular local band, the Beagles, who entertained the crowd with classic rock favorites. The concert was the kick-off event for the Clarksville Kiwanis Club’s “Porkin in the Park,” part of the Kansas City Barbecue Society Great American BBQ tour.

Friday’s events included a grilling demonstration at 5 p.m. Afterwards the crowd was entertained by music from Southern Comfort, Mike Robinson, and perennial favorites, the Beagles.

The events associated with the Kansas City BBQ  will continue all through today.

Featured events include a backyard grilling demonstration at 11a.m. The Holt Brothers will entertain the crowd starting at 2pm.  An Iron Chef Competition will be held at 3:30 p.m.  Passenger Creek started playing at 5 p.m. «Read the rest of this article»


Curing Chronic Pain: Dr. Cochran to read at Borders bookstore


Dr. Robert T. Cochran Jr. will be reading and signing copies of his new book, Curing Chronic Pain, on Saturday, April 4 at 3 p.m. at Borders on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in Clarksville.

curing-chronic-pain“I believe you will marvel, as I constantly do now, at just how much a doctor can learn in four years.” — Robert T. Cochran Jr., M.D.

In Understanding Chronic Pain, Cochran’s first book, he spoke with patients about their experience with unrelenting pain, developing a “thesis that chronic pain was a form of mental illness, and that by understanding and treating the mental illness one could often cure chronic pain.” Cochran saw links between chronic pain and issues such as childhood trauma, depression, substance abuse and bipolar disorder. «Read the rest of this article»


Fort Donelson: ‘Sankofa Soldiers” Civil War drama at Stewart County Annex


Fort Donelson Battery facing Up River

Fort Donelson Battery facing Up River

Sankofa Soldiers to tell of war’s strife as seen from the eyes of African American soldiers and their families.

Life at Fort Donelson for African American soldiers and their families will come alive Saturday April 4 in a historic retelling of this part of history. In a one day staging, offered in two presentations, actors will present a dramatic  presentation of the history and lives of Tennessee’s Civil War participants. The event is free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»


Environmental education takes center stage at APSU


projctwetNational Environmental Education Week in Tennessee is April 12-18, and the Project WET Tennessee program at Austin Peay State University successfully requested a proclamation signed by Gov. Phil Bredesen to commemorate the week.

Bredesen signed the proclamation March 19 in Nashville. The proclamation supports environmental education in K-12 schools and non-formal settings such as nature centers, zoos, aquariums and museums. «Read the rest of this article»

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