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A Look at the Labor Day’s History

 

Labor DayWashington, D.C. – The first Monday in September, Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital promotes Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness

 

Written by Megan Broadnax
APSU Intern

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s behavioral health team has diligently been promoting post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) awareness to the Fort Campbell community this week.

The awareness events culminate on National PTSD Awareness Day Friday, June 27th as chief of behavioral health Maj. Joe Wise and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander Col. George N. Appenzeller spoke to staff and patients about PTSD at 11:30am in the hospital’s “A” building entrance lobby.

Wanda Jobe, a contractor who works on Fort Campbell, accepts a PTSD Awareness Day shirt and asks Samantha Rogers, from Military Pathways, questions about PTSD resources June 25, 2014 at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. "I think that I may have an undiagnosed case of PTSD myself and I am working through my own issues," said Jobe. "Hopefully this information will help me work through what I'm going though and maybe I can use it to help my friends." (U.S Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

Wanda Jobe, a contractor who works on Fort Campbell, accepts a PTSD Awareness Day shirt and asks Samantha Rogers, from Military Pathways, questions about PTSD resources June 25, 2014 at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. “I think that I may have an undiagnosed case of PTSD myself and I am working through my own issues,” said Jobe. “Hopefully this information will help me work through what I’m going though and maybe I can use it to help my friends.” (U.S Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

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APSU’s Zone 3 Press publishes Book that wins PEN New England Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this year, the famed American poet Richard Blanco became a fan of a young poet named Karen Skofield. After reading her debut collection, “Frost in the Low Areas,” he admitted to falling “in love with poetry all over again.”

“She understands that poetry does not exist independently; it is pulled out of all we see, without pretense or artifice, and not in the obvious and expected ways either,” he said.

Karen Skofield's book, “Frost in the Low Areas,”  recipient of this year’s PEN New England Award.

Karen Skofield’s book, “Frost in the Low Areas,” recipient of this year’s PEN New England Award.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is January 15th, 2014

 

The 118th meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Hospital. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00 pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: “Jefferson Davis: The Man”

Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis

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Red Cross Responds as Bitter Temperatures cover much of U.S.; Offers Safety Steps

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is helping people impacted by the frigid cold air covering two-thirds of the country, and offers steps people can take to stay safe during this dangerous weather.

“Our volunteers remain on stand-by to respond if there is a significant, unforeseen, emergency incident or event that displaces individuals from their normal place of dwelling which would cause us to open an emergency shelter,” said David Kitchen, Regional Disaster Program Officer. “We have been closely monitoring the weather system for the past several days and as soon as we realized that the flash freeze had the potential to strand motorists as well as to cause life-threatening situations, we immediately began activating our disaster action plan.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Pat Summitt among three to be honored by Basketball Hall of Fame

 

University of TennesseeSpringfield, MA – University of Tennessee Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt, 12-time NBA All-Star and Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson and youth basketball ambassador Boo Williams were winners of the 2013 Mannie Jackson – Basketball’s Human Spirit Award.

The winners were recognized during events leading up to the 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremonies. Summitt did not travel to Massachusetts for the event.

Pat Summitt, Tennessee Lady Vols. (UT Sports Information)

Pat Summitt, Tennessee Lady Vols. (UT Sports Information)

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History of Labor Day

 

2013 Labor Day - U.S. Department of LaborWashington, D.C. – Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

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July 4th: Save the Date

 

Written by Geno Grubbs

Clarksville City Council - Ward 7Clarksville, TN – In between the hot dogs and the fireworks as you celebrate this 4th of July, take a few moments to learn a few facts about Independence Day.

Back in 1776, the Second Continental Congress declared the United States of America an independent nation not on July 4th, as more than two centuries of Independence Day celebrations would suggest, but on July 2nd. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association Meeting Report states Heart-related deaths increase in winter regardless of climate

 

Maintaining healthy behaviors, such as eating well and exercising, is important in winter, researchers said.

American Heart AssociationLos Angeles, CA – No matter what climate you live in, you’re more likely to die of heart-related issues in the winter, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012.

“This was surprising because climate was thought to be the primary determinant of seasonal variation in death rates,” said Bryan Schwartz, M.D., lead author of the study. «Read the rest of this article»

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Internal Revenue Service announces that Drought-Stricken Farmers and Ranchers have more Time to Replace Livestock

 

43 States, Including Tennessee, Affected

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

Farmers and ranchers who, due to drought, sell more livestock than they normally would may defer tax on the extra gains from those sales. To qualify, the livestock generally must be replaced within a four-year period. The IRS is authorized to extend this period if the drought continues. «Read the rest of this article»

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