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Tennessee’s DHS has announced their 2010 summer food program


Local agencies to offer feeding sites

Nashville – The Tennessee Department of Human Services is looking for non-profit and local government agencies to help feed low-income children this summer.   The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is designed to provide healthy, nutritious meals to needy children during summer vacation.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides funding for the program, which is specifically designed for children who depend upon school lunch and breakfast programs and whose nutritional needs may be greater when schools are closed.

DHS contracts annually with a variety of local agencies (“sponsors”) to prepare, deliver and serve free meals and snacks to children at approved locations (“sites”) in low income areas.  In 2009, fifty-five sponsors operated the program at 1,582 feeding sites across Tennessee.  These sites included parks, playgrounds, recreation centers, schools, colleges, churches, camps, and other places accessible to needy children. «Read the rest of this article»

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Weather Related School Closing Make-Up Plan 2010


School Board Chairman Jim Mann and Schools Director Michael Harris today signed off on the plan to make up missed school days due to inclement weather conditions over the past two months.

In developing the plan, input was received from CMCEA President Ted Gilcrest and members of the Parent Communications Group. The plan also was reviewed to insure it meets requirements of the state.

This plan is designed to make up as much time before critical state tests as possible while maintaining the graduation and spring break calendar. «Read the rest of this article»

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Hot first-half shooting leads Govs past Jacksonville State


APSU Governors LogoAustin Peay State University’s basketball team, behind 73.9 percent first-half shooting, rolled past Jacksonville State, 83-63, Monday night, in Ohio Valley Conference basketball action.

The Governors snapped a two-game losing streak in improving to 15-12 overall and 9-6 in the OVC, while Jacksonville State fell to 11-15 overall, 7-9 in the OVC.

The Govs, who never trailed in the contest, broke open a 17-14 contest with a 17-2 run for a 34-16 advantage. The Govs built as much as a 21-point first-half lead—that coming on a Wesley Channels jumper to put APSU up 45-24—before settling for a 45-27 halftime lead as Anthony Campbell scored 13 points and Wesley Channels 12.  APSU connected on 17 of 23 shots in the first half and attempted just seven three pointers, connecting on four, after attempting 24 three pointers at Tennessee State.

Anthony Campbell drives up court (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

Anthony Campbell drives up court (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

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Sweet Adelines to perform in Clarksville at Grace Lutheran Church on Sunday


Grace Lutheran Church (2041 Madison St) is hosting a concert by the Sweet Adelines International Chorus out of Nashville, TN on Sunday February 21st at 4:00pm. The performance is part of the Grace Lutheran Concert Series.

The Metro Nashville Chorus was chartered as a Sweet Adelines International chorus in 1971 and has performed in Middle Tennessee for almost 40 years.  There are almost 30,000 women involved in Sweet Adelines, and more than 600 choruses around the world.  Most of their members live in the Nashville area, but there are a few who travel from Columbia, Knoxville, Huntsville and Birmingham.

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