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APSU Extended Ed offers Fall Classes


Early Registration Discount on Selected Courses

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Develop a new skill, explore a new idea, learn a new language, or seek a new career with a class from Austin Peay State University’s Center for Extended and Distance Education. Register early and receive a 10 percent discount on selected courses.

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The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows Eve


Written by Jack Santino
Library of Congress

Library of CongressWashington, D.C. – Halloween had its beginnings in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead. The Celtic peoples, who were once found all over Europe, divided the year by four major holidays. According to their calendar, the year began on a day corresponding to November 1st on our present calendar.

The date marked the beginning of winter. Since they were pastoral people, it was a time when cattle and sheep had to be moved to closer pastures and all livestock had to be secured for the winter months. Crops were harvested and stored. The date marked both an ending and a beginning in an eternal cycle.

The festival observed at this time was called Samhain (pronounced Sah-ween). It was the biggest and most significant holiday of the Celtic year. The Celts believed that at the time of Samhain, more so than any other time of the year, the ghosts of the dead were able to mingle with the living, because at Samhain the souls of those who had died during the year traveled into the otherworld. «Read the rest of this article»

Deadline for the Mister and Miss Wags to Witches Pet Photo Contest Entries is Tomorrow


Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash

Clarksville, TN – You only have until tomorrow, Monday October 24th at 3:00pm, to enter your pet’s photo in the Miss Wags to Witches Pet Photo Contest. Online voting ends Friday.

Winners will be announced at the Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash. Use your pet’s good looks, popularity and charm to help less fortunate animals! «Read the rest of this article»

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“Wine Around the World” to benefit local Red Cross


American Red CrossClarksville, TN – “Wine around the World” is coming to Clarksville, Saturday November 12th at the Water Street Events Center. This signature event will be one of a kind for Clarksville, as sponsors will be able to sample wine’s from all over the world, matched with foods paired perfectly with your selections.

“Wine around the World” will benefit the local chapter of the American Red Cross, continuing it’s mission to provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. 

Tickets are available at the Red Cross office on Madison Street, and are $55.00 in advance. Event chairperson Beth Tanner says the event will feature some of the finest wines from Spain, Germany, California, New Zealand, Portugal and France.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Double-overtime win keeps Lady Govs soccer in postseason contention


APSU Sports Information: APSU Soccer

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Sophomore Tatiana Ariza scored the gamewinner in the 103rd minute giving Austin Peay women’s soccer team a 1-0, double-overtime, win against Eastern Illinois, Sunday in Ohio Valley Conference action.

APSU Soccer. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

APSU Soccer. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Horseplay Causes Crash and Sends Four to the Hospital


Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On October 22nd, 2011, around 7:00pm, teenagers’ horseplay sent three to the hospital by Lifeflight and one to Gateway by ambulance.

A 16 year old male driving a 1995 Jeep Wrangler north on the 41A Bypass/Ashland City Road jokingly told his 11 year old brother that he could drive. A passenger in the back seat then interfered with the 16 years old’s ability to drive the vehicle, causing him to lose control of the vehicle, exit the right side of the roadway down an embankment, and crash into a utility pole on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Jeep Wrangler goes over an embankment on the 41A Bypass and crashes into a utility pole sending four teenagers to the hospital. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

Jeep Wrangler goes over an embankment on the 41A Bypass and crashes into a utility pole sending four teenagers to the hospital. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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Sawdust starts fire at Atlanta Hardwoods


Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – Clarksville Fire Rescue responded to a fire at the former Averitt Lumber Company on Dover Road.  Stations 1, 5, and 6 responded to the call according to Clarksville Fire Rescue spokesman Ray Williams.

The fire started in a back building where sawdust accumulates. There were no injuries.  The plant is now the Atlanta Hardwoods plant.  The conditions for a major fire exist with the remnants of the company’s by-product. «Read the rest of this article»

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Halloween Fun in the Kitchen


Martha White®Nashville, TN – Trick or treating is not the only way to enjoy Halloween. Getting friends together to make and decorate cookies at home can turn into a party for kids and adults alike.

“Depending on the age and experience of the children, you may prefer to have cookies baked in advance, then kids can spend their time decorating,” says the Martha White® Baking Expert Linda Carman. “Cut cookies into appropriate shapes or make them all round and let the kids apply their own decorations.”

Halloween Cut Out Cookies

Halloween Cut Out Cookies

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Golf heads to Memphis


APSU Sports Information: APSU Golf

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – After a near two-week break, Austin Peay State University women’s golf team will return to action, Monday and Tuesday, in the Memphis Fall Invitational, to be played at the Ridgeway Country Club.

The 54-hole event-36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday-will be played on the par-71, 6,150-yard layout.

APSU Golf. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Golf. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Parents should be prepared for the Flu


A mother nurses a sick childWashington, D.C. – Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by influenza viruses. There are many different influenza viruses that are constantly changing. They cause illness, hospital stays and deaths in the United States each year. The flu can be very dangerous for children. Each year about 20,000 children younger than 5 years old are hospitalized from flu complications, like pneumonia.

Flu illness can vary from mild to severe. While the flu can be serious even in people who are otherwise healthy, it can be especially dangerous for young children and children of any age who have certain long term health conditions, including asthma (even mild or controlled), neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions, chronic lung disease, heart disease, blood disorders, endocrine disorders (such as diabetes), kidney, liver, and metabolic disorders, and weakened immune systems due to disease or medication. Children with these conditions and children who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy can have more severe illness from the flu. «Read the rest of this article»

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