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West Creek Middle School Principal announced


Bryan Feldman has been named principal at West Creek Middle School for the upcoming school year. He replaces Matthew Blake who requested a return to classroom teaching.

Feldman has been assistant principal at Kenwood High School since 2008. Previously, he served for 10 years as an eighth grade teacher in Kings Mountain, N.C.

He earned his master’s degree in school administration from Gardner-Webb University and his bachelor of arts degree in social studies education from Purdue University.

Bryan Feldman

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Deciphering the New Food Pyramid Can Be Easier Than You Think


When I first saw the new food pyramid, I was flummoxed. What made whoever designed this pyramid of descending rays of color think that this was an easily understood chart!

The old food pyramid had different sections with individual foods in each that equaled the number of foods in that category you should eat each day. For instance, if you needed five vegetables, it showed five different colorful vegetables in that area of the chart.

The new chart has foods at the bottom of each colorful ray. What does this mean? «Read the rest of this article»

APSU Track & Field: Burggraf, Bartkiewicz selected to compete at NCAA East Regional


APSU Governors LogoAustin Peay State University senior pole vaulters Carrie Burggraf and Molly Bartkiewicz were selected to compete in the preliminary round of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, May 27th – 29th, in Greensboro, N.C., the NCAA announced, Friday.

The two Lady Govs will compete in the East Region Preliminary Rounds held at Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. The pole vault competition will be held 4:00 pm, Friday. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sam Lashlee and Jeff Davis wins 16th APSU Governors Bass Tournament

Sam Lashlee and Jeff Davis won the 16th Governors Bass Tournament, Sunday, at Paris Landing State Park.

Sam Lashlee and Jeff Davis won the 16th Governors Bass Tournament, Sunday, at Paris Landing State Park.

Paris Landing, TN – The team of Sam Lashlee and Jeff Davis literally cast aside the rest of the field as they captured the first-place prize of $4,000 in the 16th annual Governors Bass Tournament, Sunday.

Lashlee, of Camden, and Davis, of Waverly, came away with a catch of 29.12 pounds to easily outdistance Scott Mansfield, who hauled in 22.42 to take second place and $1,500.

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APSU nursing Chair of Excellence wins scholarly writing contest


Austin Peay State University LogoThe Lenora C. Reuther Chair of Excellence in Nursing at Austin Peay State University will have her manuscript appear in an upcoming issue of Tennessee Nurse after it was declared the winner of a recent statewide contest.

Dr. Patty Orr, assistant professor and Chair of Excellence, won the Tennessee Nurses Foundation’s 2010 Scholarly Writing Contest. She will receive a $1,000 cash award for her manuscript, titled “How I Use Research in Daily Practice.”

“With the many challenges of the present health care system and the need for innovation in solving access, quality and cost equations, nursing has the opportunity to provide solutions; however, proposed solutions must be tested through research,” Orr said in her manuscript. “In my nursing practice I look for evidence based actions that will positively impact patients’ health and prevent disease progression.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Flood Relief Concert a success


Weekend concert at Beachaven Winery raises donations to benefit Clarksville flood victims.

Music, wine and philanthropy came together last Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Flood Relief Benefit Concert held at Beachaven Winery, hosted by the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce. By the end of the evening, over $11,500 in donations had been raised to help aid local area businesses and individuals who suffered losses during the flood.

A FEMA representative addresses the audience

A FEMA representative addresses the audience

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Tide Loads of Hope delivered comfort to Clarksville Tennessee


Tide Load of Hope has come and gone but the assistance they have given our community was priceless. An estimated 400 loads of hope were washed, dried, and folded over the 4 days they were in Clarksville, TN last week.

Hosted by Dollar General, the Tide Loads of Hope mobile laundry program provided free laundry services to relief workers and residents of Clarksville, Tennessee who were need of resources and support following the damage caused by the flooding in early May.

Tide Loads of Hope workers

The Tide Loads of Hope workers

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