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Former Clarksville Resident Bud Willis Addresses 2014 Clarksville Writers’ Conference Authors

 

Clarksville Writer's ConferenceClarksville, TN – Former Assistant Director of Academic Affairs and Professor Emeritus of Theater Joe Fillipo introduced his long-time friend, Bud Willis, at the Friday luncheon of Clarksville Writers’ Conference 2014. Describing Willis’ service in Viet Nam as a Huey “chopper” pilot and his career as a stockbroker in glowing terms, Fillipo also revealed that Bud’s birth name was “Beasley.”

Bud told his audience that he wrote his first book, Bluestocking, about gratitude. His mother, who was born in the Bluestocking area near Tullahoma, reared her nine children alone from the time her youngest was two months old. Bud’s tribute to his mother and the antics of his brothers and sisters are well documented in his first book.

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Planters Bank Promotes Amanda Vinson and Jessica Shaw

 

Planters BankHopkinsville, KY – Planters Bank announces the promotions of Amanda Vinson to Vice President/Commercial Lending and Jessica Shaw to Commercial Banking Officer.

Vinson joined Planters Bank in January 2005 as a customer service representative and was later promoted to credit analyst, senior credit analyst, and assistant vice president. Vinson graduated from Houston County High School and received a B.B.A with a concentration in Finance from Austin Peay State University in 2002. She is married to Dane.

(L to R) Amanda Vinson and Jessica Shaw.

(L to R) Amanda Vinson and Jessica Shaw.

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Miss Tennessee USA to compete in Miss USA 2014 in Baton Rouge

 

Miss Tennessee USA and Miss Tennessee Teen USA pageantClarksville, TN – It’s just a matter of days before Miss Tennessee USA 2014, Kristy Landers Niedenfuer, 22, will be on stage in Baton Rouge to compete for the title of Miss USA 2014.

Miss Tennessee Kristy Landers Niedenfuer to compete in Miss USA Pageant

Miss Tennessee Kristy Landers Niedenfuer to compete in Miss USA Pageant

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Tennessee Literary Luminaries by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

 

Sue Culverhouse author of "Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren "Clarksville, TN – Sue Freeman Culverhouse, long a staff-writer for ClarksvilleOnline.com, features eleven Tennessee authors in her new book. Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren (The History Press, Charleston, SC, 2013). Her author website, www.sueculverhouse.com, links her readers to information about the book and her upcoming blog.

“I’m tired of people outside Tennessee believing that we’re all wearing overalls without a shirt, chewing tobacco, going barefoot, toting six-shooters, and living off road kill,” Culverhouse admits. “I want our youngsters to be proud of the literary heritage these and other Tennessee writers have contributed to the world of literature. All of the authors in my book have interesting lives in addition to having written not-to-be missed books.”

Tennessee Literary Luminaries by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

Tennessee Literary Luminaries by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Junior Enlisted Council: It’s not what you think

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Julieanne E. Morse
129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – At first glance, it might seem like the Junior Enlisted Council is a group of Soldiers trying to pull a fast one over their sergeants.

The JEC, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is a proactive council that represents the voice of more than 400 Soldiers from private to staff sergeant. Their mission is to inform senior-enlisted leaders on enlisted-force matters – including morale – and recommend policy changes affecting the readiness of the enlisted Soldiers.

U.S. Army members of the Junior Enlisted Council, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand on the outdoor relaxation area that they suggested to their senior leaders and built for the morale of all soldiers in their units, March 31, 2013. The JEC is a proactive council whose mission is to inform senior leaders of enlisted-force matters including morale and recommended policy changes. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Julieanne Morse, 129th Mobile Public Affairs)

U.S. Army members of the Junior Enlisted Council, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand on the outdoor relaxation area that they suggested to their senior leaders and built for the morale of all soldiers in their units, March 31, 2013. The JEC is a proactive council whose mission is to inform senior leaders of enlisted-force matters including morale and recommended policy changes. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Julieanne Morse, 129th Mobile Public Affairs)

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Former Clarksvillian Bud Willis Wins Major Literary Award

 
Bud Willis

Bud Willis

The name Bud Willis isn’t exactly a household word in spite of the fact that he is to accept the 2012 Distinguished Arts and Humanities Medal for Literary Arts in Memphis on November 9th. This honor was formerly bestowed on John Grisham, Eudora Welty, Shelby Foote and other luminaries in the world of literature.

Many Clarksville area residents know Bud as their stockbroker and manager at J. C. Bradford and Company from 1972 to 1982. His second book, Marble Mountain:A Vietnam Memoir, was featured in a well-attended book-signing at F & M Bank in June, 2011. Bud has been featured on Clarksville Online in “Bluestocking—A Family Story with a Tennessee Heart,” “Marble Mountain: A Vietnam Memoir Is Unforgettable,” Seredipity—An Afternoon with Lee and Bud Willis and Friends,” and “How I met Bud Willis.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Firefighters Association donates John Michael Montgomery and Bucky Covington Tickets to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Clarksville

 

Clarksville, TNClarksville Firefighters Association Local 3180 presented 70 tickets to their upcoming fundraising concert featuring John Michael Montgomery and Bucky Covington to Amy Carroll of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Clarksville.

The concert is at 8:00 p.m. on October 20th and features country music superstar John Michael Montgomery; as well as Bucky Covington, who finished eighth during the fifth season of American Idol. “I kid people all the time and I say if you got married in the 90’s there probably was a John Michael Montgomery song playing at your wedding,” said David Kirkland the president of Firefighters Local 3180.

Amy Carroll of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Clarksville receiving 70 Tickets to a fundraising concert featuring John Michael Montgomery from  David Kirkland, the president of Clarksville Firefighters Local 3180

Amy Carroll of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Clarksville receiving 70 Tickets to a fundraising concert featuring John Michael Montgomery from David Kirkland, the president of Clarksville Firefighters Local 3180

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Clarksvillain Roller Girls to hold Pool Tournament benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project

 

Clarksvillain Roller GirlsClarksville, TN – On Friday, August 17th, the Clarksvillain Roller Girls will be hosting a 9-ball Billiards Tournament at Highballers Billiards Club & Sports Bar. Sign ups are from 6:00pm to 7:00pm with no late sign ups, with a $20.00 buy in.

There will be a cash prize for the winner, with portions of the buy in benefiting both the Clarksvillain Roller Girls and the Wounded Warrior Project. «Read the rest of this article»

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Wounded Warriors biking across the country to stop in Clarksville for Rivers and Spires Festival

 

Rivers and Spires Festival 2012Clarksville TN – The ‘Wounded Warrior Welcome Project’ was formed in 2011 to welcome home injured soldiers who were returning to Middle Tennessee. The Project has organized welcome home more than a half dozen soldiers returning from their stays at Army Medical Hospitals in DC and Texas.

In addition we made 4 trips to Walter Reed Medical Hospital in 2011 and will be making 2 more this year. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Freight Announces Corporate Sponsorship of Wounded Warrior Project

 

American FreightClarksville, TN – American Freight Furniture and Mattress is proud to announce its role as a corporate sponsor of Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP), an organization seeking to honor and empower injured service members.

Over 46,000 of our nation’s armed forces have been physically wounded during the current military conflicts. Hundreds of thousands more are estimated to be recovering from invisible wounds of war, including post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, and traumatic brain injury. WWP assists injured veterans and their families through a holistic approach to their recovery. «Read the rest of this article»

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