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MCDP women host voter registrations


The Montgomery County Democratic Women are sponsoring two voter registration events, according to Gene Lewis, chairman of the MCDP.

On Saturday, May 31, the Democratic women will be at Krogers at Dover Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. On June 2, they will host a voter forum at the Public Library on Pageant Lane at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to take this opportunity to learn about the upcoming elections and register to vote.

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“A New Earth” challenges perceptions


“Try it. You will like like it.” I heard this often as I was growing up in the Missouri Ozarks. In many unknown or uncertain situations, this advice motivated me; I found it to be positively true when I volunteered to serve as U.S. Army Chaplain, even though there were hardships and challenges in those 20 years.

I still find this advice helpful in my personal life and in my retirement. In this narrative, I have a recoomendation that you will or will not like.

I am recommending a book that may or may not be your “cup of tea,” a book you may not find agreeable. Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth. It is currently a book of the month selection on Oprah Winfrey’s television show and may be purchased for the low price of $14 (plus tax). Before spending your hard -earned cash on it, remember I do not guarantee that ‘you will like it.” The very opposite is the expected outcome because of provocative insight into our personal lives and what makes us “tick” psychologically, physically and spiritually.

It contains modern interpretations of our dilemma as children of God. Though not exclusively a book on religion, it does provide epiphanies about spiritual experiences, challenges us to a mature faith and discovery of a serendipitous depth to our personal faith. «Read the rest of this article»

ReConstruct and city team up for summer home repair program


The City of Clarksville’s Office of Housing and Community Development has partnered with ReConstruct, a faith-based organization dedicated to helping low-income families in need of minor home repairs. This summer Reconstruct will be in Clarksville to help twelve residents with roof repairs. There is no cost to the homeowner, but homeowners must meet certain income qualifications.

To qualify a resident must:

  • Be a Homeowner
  • Be Income Eligible
  • Live within the City Limits of Clarksville
  • Complete an application by June 15, 2008.

Homes will be selected on a first come first serve basis. Repairs will be made from July 6 – July12 and July 13 – July 19. Residents may also be interested in the City’s Owner-Occupied Minor Home Repair Program, Emergency Repair Program or RAMP program. Low-interest loans and grants are also available to eligible homeowners. For more information or to pick up an application for any of these programs, please contact Martias Kendrick or Bertha Rufus at 931-648-6133 or visit us at City Hall, One Public Square, Suite 201.

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Christmas on Cumberland makes “Top 20” of Southeast tourism events


With its annual expansion and continual improvements, Clarksville’s annual holiday light festival, Christmas on the Cumberland, is one of the best events the city has to offer. The festival draws thousands to its opening ceremonies each years, and thousands more who stroll the riverfront walkways to enjoy the lights.

The City of Clarksville received notification on Wednesday that Christmas on the Cumberland has been selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for the month of November 2008. The Southeast Tourism Society chooses the Top 20 events going on in the Southeast for each month of the year, and publishes this list of winners quarterly. The Top 20 Events publication is sent to over 800 newspapers, magazines, radio stations, TV stations, AAA publications and others.

Christmas on the Cumberland will celebrate its tenth season this November and December and is expected to attract over 35,000 visitors to the RiverWalk during that time period.

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CHS H.O.P.E. Club to make 1200 mile ride for Catie Summers Scholarship fund


All too often the news is filled with negative images and information about what goes on in our city and county. Often that dark news seems to focus on our students and young adults. For the next few days I will be sending information on a group of Clarksville High School students and parents that are off on a great adventure to represent our city and county and to raise money for two causes.

These young adults are members of the Clarksville High School H.O.P.E (Helping Other People Everyday) club. The causes they are raising money for are the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Catie Summers Memorial Scholarship. «Read the rest of this article»

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