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Celebration of lights at Fort Campbell


Fort Campbell’s Annual Celebration of Holiday Lights will be held Thursday at 4:45 p.m. at McAuliffe Hall. The event will have music by the 101st Airborne Division Band, Santa Claus, caroling and holiday surprises for children age 10 and younger.

The more information contact post Morale, Welfare and Recreation Public Relations at (270) 798-7535.


The Upper Room: The things we leave behind


prayerI anticipate my daily time in meditation, deliberation and reflection as a spiritual aid in my goal of strengthening and realizing my spiritual resources. I find the devotional, The Upper Room, both valuable and enriching.

On the morning following Black Friday, I read a devotional that benefited and motivated me. I share these reflective comments in their entirety from The Upper Room (12.1.08)., as written by William David Willis of Australia. «Read the rest of this article»


Fort Campbell’s 1st, 2nd combat brigade teams return from Iraq


FORT CAMPBELL, KY: Approximately 140 Fort Campbell soldiers are scheduled to return from Iraq Thursday. Ceremony time and units are as follows: Thursday, Dec. 4, 1:55 p.m., 1st and 2nd Brigade Combat Teams, consisting of approximately 140 Soldiers.

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd BCTs have been on a 15-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 101st CAB has been on a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom.

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TMJ: Something to chew on…


Do you wake up in the mornings with headaches, sore teeth or a sore jaw?  Neck and shoulder pain?

If so, you may be clenching and grinding your teeth at night while you are asleep.  It is estimated that over 95% of people experience this uncontrollable habit at some point in their lives.  Teeth grinding may be caused by stress, or sleep disorders, and abnormal bite, crooked or missing teeth.

These habits can escalate into serious pain and problems of the temporomandibular joint, or the TMJ, which joins the lower jaw to the skull. TMj disorders can mimic migraine headaches, earaches, sinus infections and tooth abscesses.  It can cause dizziness, ringing in the ears and muscle pain that radiates down the neck and shoulders. «Read the rest of this article»


Gillis: A summer in China, teaching…


Austin Peay State University adjunct professor of history Greg Gillis had the opportunity to teach English to Chinese students over the summer. Gillis teaches world history at Fort Campbell (Ky.) High School and serves at the Austin Peay Center at Ft. Campbell Center as an adjunct professor of history.

During the month of July, Gillis spent three weeks in Jiu Jiang, China, teaching conversational English with approximately 30 10- to 12-year-old primary students and approximately 30 14- to 16-year-old secondary students. «Read the rest of this article»


Councils okays $32 million in marina debt


In a special session Monday night, the City Council approved an amendment to the city’s capital project budget, giving the okay to $32 million in new debt and $39 million in re-structured debt for development of Mayor Johnny Piper’s proposed marina, water park and other Fairgrounds “development.” The debt package would extend loans through 2027.

In fact, the “done deal” marina has spurred boats sales, or the illusion and suggestion of boat sales, including the collage of watercraft already on display in a Riverside Drive dealer’s lot and another boat display/storage area strategically poised on the concrete slab that once housed the Fairground Pavilion. «Read the rest of this article»


Memorial services for community leader, NWHS coach, Deacon Daniel Lee Stevens

Daniel Lee Stevens Jr. 1942 - 2008

Daniel Lee Stevens Jr. 1942 - 2008

Daniel Lee Stevens Jr., 66, a prominent football coach for North West High School, a Retired Sergeant Major and Deacon at Boiling Springs Baptist Church, passed away recently.

Daniel Stevens and his wife Carol are the Founders of NIA Association here in Clarksville. NIA is a premier non-profit that provides around-the clock holistic human services for the disabled, health-care employment opportunities and affordable housing for low to moderate income individuals and families.

Calling hours for Deacon Stevens will be Tuesday, December 2, at Foston Funeral Home, 816 Franklin Street, Clarksville, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Members of his family will be present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. «Read the rest of this article»

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It’s official: We are in a recession. Is anyone surprised?


The National Bureau of Economic Research announced today what Americans have known, or at least suspected, for the past year: the United States is in a recession. It’s official.The recession, according to the NBES, began in 2007, again, no earth-shattering news to many Americans.

The statement came even as the stock market, which had a rebound last week, tanked on the news, dropping 400 points by noon Monday and closing the day down by 680. With a public still reeling from months of soaring gas prices and the fallout of higher food and other retail items (due in part to exploding transportation costs), the reality of recession with or without documentation from a national bureau. «Read the rest of this article»


CPD seeks public assistance on armed robbery case


Ukau W. Snedeker

The Clarksville Police Department is requesting help from the public in locating Ukau W. Snedeker (DOB: 3/10/1990).  He has warrants on file for Criminal Conspiracy and Criminal Responsibility for an Aggravated Robbery committed at 2804 Wilma Rudolph Blvd. (Advance America).

On February 22, 2008, at approximately 6:15 p.m, two individuals entered Advance America on 2804 Wilma Rudolph Blvd armed with handguns and demanded all the money.  The suspects fled the business after taking an undisclosed amount of money.  Warrants have been issued for Ukau W. Snedeker’s involvement in the robbery.

Contact 911 if you know where Snedeker is located or call the Tipsline at 931-645-8477.

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The Snowman: Perennial enchantment



This review ran in Clarksville Online on Nov. 29, 2006. But as my granddaughter and I unpacked my collection of snowmen for the coming holiday, my carefully wrapped musical plush Snowman emerged, to the delight of both of us. Everything else was dropped as we sat in the living room, puling the cord that triggered a music box version of the film’s hit song: Walking in the Air. As a Christmas gift idea for the child all of us, and a reminder of just how good animation can be, I reprint this review, with an updated video clip. Enjoy.

I can’t recall how many copies of The Snowman I’ve bought over the years, but it’s been quite a few. I usually end up giving them away to children who watch and are captivated by its’ magic. And then I buy another copy.

To the uninitiated, The Snowman is a delightful, animated short film about a young boy, James, who builds a snowman that springs to life as midnight chimes. It has only a few lines of introduction at the beginning; the remainder of the film is a symphonic soundtrack that follows their adventures, first as Snowman explores James’ world, putting on pants with suspenders, trying on hats, discovering a music box and the dangerous warmth of a fire. James and his fantasy creation dance across the floor of the house before heading outside, where the he and Snowman, in his mossy green hat and scarf embark on a journey north, racing through the forest and flying through the sky to a magical gathering of snowpeople in the far, far north.

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