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My Two Cents: The Backstory

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – This week I’ve had the privilege of working with a young lady I had never met.  

If you followed our series of articles, “Miscarriage, One Woman’s Story” we brought you the story of Candace Baker and her recent miscarriage.   

Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to tell the real stories of real people and their tragedy and triumph.  Their pain and grief.  Their victory and defeat.   

Hank and Candace meeting for the first time.

Hank and Candace meeting for the first time.

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Miscarriage: One Woman’s Story, Part 3

 

Candace BakerClarksville, TN **Editor’s Note** This is the final installment of our series, written by Candace Baker, sharing her recent miscarriage and the grief and sadness of this event.  She wanted to share her story in hopes of helping other women who have been through the same experience.  Clarksville Online thanks Candace for her willingness to share her story with our readers, and for her courage to come forward.  We share her hope that we’ve been able to help others who are grieving the loss of a loved one.  Now, in her own words:

Putting this event into words, has been incredibly therapeutic. My husband initially encouraged me to get used to verbalizing my feelings, the fact that I had a miscarriage so that I can get used to the reality of it.

Candace Baker and her sons

Candace Baker and her sons

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Miscarriage: One Woman’s Story, Part 1

 

Candace BakerClarksville, TN – Editor’s Note:  Today is part one of a three-part series, as told by Candace Baker, about her recent miscarriage and the joy, pain, and grief she has been through.  She agreed to tell her story so that other’s would find strength and comfort in knowing that they were not alone.  Reader discretion is advised as some details about her experience are graphic and could be disturbing to some.  Now, in her own words:

My husband and I have two amazing little boys. Our oldest is six and our youngest is four and they are absolutely the most hilarious, brilliant, and wonderful children. I say that with clearly no bias.

We have two big dogs who act as the food spillage cleanup crew and a ferret who proves that my husband and I shouldn’t be allowed to go to a pet store without adult supervision. 

Little Candace Baker

3 year old Candace Baker

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Miscarriage: One Woman’s Story

 

Candace BakerClarksville, TN – Candace Baker is Texas born and bred.  Raised by a family of hard working, hard living Texas cattlemen.  

Her ‘Paw-Paw” was a cattle rancher, bull rider, calf roper, and rodeo clown.  

Her mother was a  competitive barrel racer, so it was not a surprise that Candace would follow in their footsteps.  She was riding horses, and winning championships almost before she could walk.

Tough as nails, with a full sized Texas attitude to match, Candace never felt like there was anything she couldn’t do. There was no obstacle she couldn’t overcome.  If you told her “no,” then you really had your hands full.

Candace Baker and her boys in Texas.

Candace Baker and her boys in Texas.

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AAA reports Prices at the Pump Drop for First Time in Three Weeks

 

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices have dropped slowly on the week. Today’s national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.39, a three cents drop from one week ago; however, it is an increase of nine cents over last month and 18 cents more than this time last year. One year ago, the country was experiencing higher consumer demand and prices were increasing.

Fast forward to today, consumers are still experiencing higher gas prices over last year due to the OPEC agreement, but we are not seeing substantial increases at the pump due to increased gasoline inventories and low demand across the country.

2014-2017 - Average Gas Prices - May «Read the rest of this article»

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Nationally-ranked Texas Juco Morgan Rackel signed by APSU Softball

 

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APSU SoftballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball program adds its second Texas junior college pitching standout during the current NCAA signing period, with the addition of Weatherford College’s Morgan Rackel.

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Tennessee Lady Vols face #13/12 Louisville Cardinals in NCAA Tournament second round

 

Tennessee Lady Vols (20-11) vs. #13/12 Louisville Cardinals (28-7)

March 20th, 2017 | 5:45pm CT
Louisville, KY | KFC Yum! Center | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsLouisville, KY – As the No. 5 seed in the Oklahoma City Regional, Tennessee is looking for its 35th trip to the Sweet 16 on Monday, when the Lady Vols take on 4th-seeded Louisville in the KFC Yum! Center in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The game tips off at 5:45pm CT and will be broadcast on ESPN2 and online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Dave O’Brien (PxP), Doris Burke (Analyst) and Kara Lawson (Analyst) will describe describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Cardinals.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Tennessee Lady Vols take on #13/12 Louisville Cardinals Monday, March 20th in the second round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. (Tennessee Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA reports Gas Prices Make Slow 10 Day Decline

 

AAATampa, FL – After remaining relatively flat, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has now fallen for 10 straight days to today’s average of $2.30 per gallon.

Today’s national average is one cent less than one week ago and two cents more than one month ago. Compared to this same date last year, consumers are paying 37 cents more per gallon at the pump.

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Gas Prices Remain Steady Despite Increased U.S. Production reports AAA

 

AAATampa, FL – Oil prices slipped fractions of a penny over the weekend, reaching today’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline of $2.31 per gallon. Today’s price is still two cents more than one week ago, four cents more compared to one month ago and 50 cents more per gallon year-over-year.

Retail prices continue to fluctuate but have remained between $2.28-2.32 for more than a month as reports of increased U.S. production continues to counter OPEC rebalancing efforts.

National Average Gas Price Comparison, 2015-2017-March 6th «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Lady Vols face Alabama Crimson Tide in second round of SEC Tournament

 

Tennessee Lady Vols (19-10, 10-6 SEC) vs. Alabama (17-12/5-11)

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 | 1:30pm CT
Greenville, SC | Bon Secours Wellness Arena

UT Lady VolsGreenville, SC – The No. 5 seed Lady Vols (19-10, 10-6 SEC) are set to play No. 12 seed Alabama (18-12, 5-11 SEC) at approximately 1:30pm CT on Thursday in the second round of the SEC Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

The game will be broadcast on SEC Network and will be available online through WatchESPN. Courtney Lyle (PxP), Tamika Catchings (Analyst) and Steffi Sorensen (Reporter) will describe the action for the SEC Network broadcast of Tennessee’s second-round game.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Tennessee Women's Basketball take on Alabama Thursday at 3:30pm CT in second round SEC Tournament action. (Tennessee Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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