Topic: Valerie Guzman
Clarksville, TN - Born in Philadelphia into a military family, Valerie “Val” Guzman would spend most of her childhood traveling the world. As most “military brats” understand, it’s hard to put down roots when your family changes duty stations every couple of years.
But Val Guzman put down roots in Clarksville 20 years ago with her husband Catarino “Cat” Guzman, and today she’s the newly elected Ward 5 Clarksville city councilman.
Clarksville, TN – I hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe start to the New Year. The city council cranked-up 2013 with two meetings on Thursday evening.
A special session was held to swear-in elected members and confirm the mayor’s choice for pro tem. Then a couple of hours later, the usual first Thursday of the month regular voting session was conducted. «Read the rest of this article»
Voters had real opportunity to make change this past November, but as we’ve seen, we say we want change, but we’re not willing to vote for it. It’s a real curiosity to me that with all the complaining, and the obvious need for something to change, the voters just don’t seem to care. Why do we keep putting the same people in office, then gripe about what they’re doing? «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan has called a Special Session of the City Council for the purpose of swearing in newly-elected member Valerie Guzman (Ward 5) and re-elected members James Lewis (Ward 3), Wallace Redd (Ward 4), David Allen (Ward 8), Joel Wallace (Ward 9) and Jeff Burkhart (Ward 12). «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – On Election Day polls opened at 7:00am, but I didn’t get going till 9:30am. My first stop was to vote at Smith school. After I voted, I took a few pictures before I headed off to the Election Commission.
“The elections today have been busy, very busy,” said Rita Wilson, the chairwoman of the Montgomery County Election Commission. A lot of people decided that they wanted to vote today, but they had not bothered to check and see where they were supposed to vote. So we are having a big backlog of them coming in and phone calls about that. But I think that people are really excited about election day,” according to Wilson.
I think we can all agree that we’ve had about enough of politics to last a lifetime. Especially local politics. November 6th can’t get here quick enough and THAT’S an understatement.
What once was a process that brought out the best in our city AND country, has now become an ugly display of hate, and division. That display has never been more evident than within our own Clarksville City Council. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – I walked into the new Publix store on Madison Street on Saturday morning and felt like I had entered a wonderland of food. Everywhere I looked was a colorful display of items I’d love to take home with me.
As Ashley Jones, a customer in the store expressed her feelings, “I’ve never been here before and I’m already in love! The vegetarian and international sections are fabulous. I’m a vegan so Walmart isn’t really my friend!”
As you enter the store, the first area you see is the florist. Bouquets of cut flowers, pots of blossoming tulips and hydrangeas, arrangements of everything from roses to chrysanthemums! Fragrant flowers to start your day with pleasure were everywhere. Reasonable prices like a pot of tulips for $5.99 suited my wallet and my sense of cheer at the thought of Spring just around the corner.
H.O.P.E. partners with Clarksville-Montgomery County Adult Literacy Council to provide new computer lab
Clarksville, TN – The Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education (H.O.P.E.) opened a new computer lab at their office at 410 Church Street in Clarksville, TN today. The computer lab is a partnership between H.O.P.E. and the Clarksville-Montgomery County Adult Literacy Council. The lab consists of a total of eight laptop computers which purchased with the aid of a grant given by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to the Adult Literacy Council.
Velma Jo Williams, the Executive Director of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Adult Literacy Council said “For Several years we have been instrumental in certifying H.O.P.E.’s volunteers for tutoring. So when we received a $3,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. So we made the decision to use the funding to purchase laptop computers to provide for a computer lab at the H.O.P.E. offices.”
Clarksville, TN – The Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education (H.O.P.E.) will hold a Grand Opening for their new computer lab on January 5th, 2011 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
The public is invited to attend the event. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Around 30 volunteers gathered in the basement of Forest Street United Methodist Church yesterday to parcel out what will become a Thanksgiving bonanza for the poor and needy in our community. The Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education (H.O.P.E.) each year prepares and distributes Thanksgiving food baskets to people who applied at the Community Action Agency and other area organizations. “Applicants received food baskets custom tailored to their specific families needs.” said H.O.P.E. President Elizabeth Vasquez-Adamski.
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