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PKP at APSU needs used, new children’s books to give as Halloween treats

 

Austin Peay State University LogoFor the seventh consecutive Halloween, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) at Austin Peay State University is collecting new and gently used children’s books for its Candy for the Mind project.

Through this project, PKP distributed more than 1,500 books to community children during last year’s G.H.O.S.T. (Great Halloween Options for Safe Trick-or-Treating), the on-campus alternative for safe trick-or-treating. Currently, PKP has some books on hand for distribution during G.H.O.S.T., slated this year from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25 but needs many more. Since the inception of the Candy for the Mind project in 2003, hundreds of children who trick-or-treat at APSU have been thrilled to receive a book as a Halloween treat.

Dr. Linda Thompson, who started the program when she was president of PKP said, “Now that it’s become a tradition, the children come back to us, year after year, eagerly looking for a book from the ‘book people.’” «Read the rest of this article»

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Encountering some perfumes can be a nauseating expericence for some

 

perfumeThe word “perfume” is a derivative of the Latin word “parfumare” meaning “through smoke” and that leaves one to conjure ideas like “Is the perfume to cover up the scent of smoke?” or “Is the perfume to disguise the true scent of the wearer?” Actually, the name derived from the incense that was the first form of perfume.

Perfumes were used by ancient Egyptians to honor their gods, to place with the dead, and to wear. Egyptian women had cones of resins and greases that they put on top of their heads; as the cones melted, they would perfume the hair and faces of the women.

The ancient Greeks extended these uses to bath oils and scents. They also placed perfume containers in the graves of the dead. Greek athletes always perfumed their bodies before each test on the sports fields. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s NCC 12th Annual Intertribal Powwow Gearing Up

 

The 12th annual Clarksville Native Cultural Circle Intertribal Powwow is coming up this weekend! The third annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk will be held prior to the opening of the powwow on Saturday.

ncclogoThe chant begins and the drums follow, dancers enter the circle clad in bright colors, with open honest faces. They circle around once, twice, three times each dancer projecting their own clearly palpable welter of emotions. They exit the circle and the crowd gathers around them, it is a celebration. Welcome to the 12th annual Clarksville Native Cultural Circle Intertribal Powwow.

The Powwow showcases the culture, heritage, and traditions of all Native Americans. This years powwow is being held on October 10th and 11th . Located on Highway 238 in Port Royal, just past Port Royal State Park. The festivities start around 9:00 am on Saturday, and 10:00 am on Sunday. The Grand Entry which officially opens each day begins around Noon.

Everyone is welcome, it does not matter if you are a Native American or not! Being your family out and share in the fellowship that is such a huge part of Native American culture. Let the tranquility of the powwow grounds refresh your spirit.

One of the many traditional dances from the 2008 NCC Intertribal Powwow

One of the many traditional dances from the 2008 NCC Intertribal Powwow

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Clarksville NAACP 54th Freedom Fund Banquet: “Bold Dreams – Big Victories”

 
Celebrating 100 years of Bold Dreams & Civil Right's Victories!

Celebrating 100 years of Bold Dreams & Civil Right's Victories!

The Clarksville Branch of the NAACP will host its 54th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on October 23, 2009 at First Baptist Church of Clarksville, 435 Madison Street Clarksville TN. starting at 7:00 p.m.

The National NAACP organization is celebrating “100 years of the NAACP and fighting for freedom, civil and equal rights”.

The theme for this year’s banquet is, “Bold Dreams…. Big Victories”. There will be a special presentation honoring former Presidents of the Clarksville Branch of the NAACP.  The guest speaker will be National NAACP Board Member and President of the Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, Gloria J. Sweet-Love.

Cost of tickets for the event will be $50.00 per person.  For information on how to obtain tickets contact the Jimmie Garland at 931-216-6745 or O.D. Watson at 931-216-0290. Deadline for purchase of tickets is October 16, 2009.

Reserve a table for your business, church or organization today!

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