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Austin Peay Lady Govs Volleyball falls in four sets at Southeast Missouri

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady GovsCape Girardeau, MO – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team dropped a four-set decision (25-16, 22-25, 15-25, 15-25) against Southeast Missouri, Friday night, in Ohio Valley Conference action at Houch Fieldhouse.

Austin Peay (10-20, 8-11 OVC) will enter the regular season’s final day – a 6:00pm, Saturday contest at Murray State – needing a victory and some help if it is to return to the OVC Tournament next weekend.

Junior Nikki Doyle led Austin Peay with 13 kills at Southeast Missouri. Austin Peay Volleyball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Junior Nikki Doyle led Austin Peay with 13 kills at Southeast Missouri. Austin Peay Volleyball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Hanley’s career-high 28 leads Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball past Southern Illinois

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Senior Whitney Hanley scored a career-high 28 points – including seven points in the final 2:27 – to lead Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team to a 76-70 season-opening victory against Southern Illinois, Friday, at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay (1-0) led by 11 points, 67-56, with 3:54 remaining following Hanley’s lone three-point field goal.  Southern Illinois scored on its next possession, cutting the lead to nine points.

Senior Whitney Hanley scored a career-best 28 points in Austin Peay's season-opening victory against Southern Illinois, Friday. Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: Cidnie Sydney-Brewington/APSU)

Senior Whitney Hanley scored a career-best 28 points in Austin Peay's season-opening victory against Southern Illinois, Friday. Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: Cidnie Sydney-Brewington/APSU)

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How Darin O. Haas Served and Sacrificed for Our Nation

 

Essay Written by Connor Haas of Rossview Middle School
As part of the Clarksville Kiwanis Club’s Memories of Service and Sacrifice Project “Interview a Veteran” Contest

“The Army is a lifestyle filled with duty, honor and sacrifice. I knew that when I signed up back in 1988, and I don’t expect it to change after I retire in 2014″ said Lieutenant Colonel Darin Haas. He is an officer in the United States Army that has missed over four years of time with his wife and children because of his service to our nation. He is a Human Resources Specialist that has traveled all over the world in defense of the United States of America.

Lieutenant Colonel Haas deployed  four times between March of 2003 and the present day in support of the country’s wars on terrorism. The nation has asked Lieutenant Colonel Haas to leave his family on more than four occasions to deploy to Iraq,  Afghanistan, and Korea in support of their freedom between March of 2003 and March of 2011.

Connor Haas reads a portion of his essay at the Kiwanis Club's “Interview A Veteran” Essay Contest Winners program Tuesday, November 8th 2011.

Connor Haas reads a portion of his essay at the Kiwanis Club's “Interview A Veteran” Essay Contest Winners program Tuesday, November 8th 2011.

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Verizon Wireless recognizes Veterans Advantage™ Cards at Communication Stores

 

VerizonNashville, TN – In time for Veterans Day, Veterans Advantage announced that “VetRewards” Cards are now recognized in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide in honor and appreciation of the nations’ veterans, offering discounts on monthly wireless data and calling plans, as well as accessories.

The Veterans Advantage card is a universal military and veteran ID program established to recognize service to the country with benefits and savings from top corporations. «Read the rest of this article»

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Burt-Cobb Community Center hosts Thanksgiving feast for community center goers

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The Burt-Cobb Community Center is giving back to their patrons by getting to their hearts, through their stomachs, free of charge! 

The center staff will host a free Thanksgiving feast at the Burt-Cobb Center, located at 1101 Franklin Street, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on November 17th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Two Austin Peay State University faculty members announce recent activities

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Two faculty members at Austin Peay State University announce their recent professional and scholarly activities.

Dr. Thomas King, professor of music, will receive the prestigious Signature Sinfonian Award from Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity at a special ceremony on Saturday, November 19th at APSU. Only seven men in the nation will receive this award this year. He has been a member of Phi Mu Alpha for 46 years, having served chapters in Kansas, Mississippi and Tennessee, specifically at APSU for more than 20 years. «Read the rest of this article»

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How James Johnson Served and Sacrificed for our Nation

 

Essay Written by Skyler Johnson of  Mahaffey Middle School
As part of the Clarksville Kiwanis Club’s Memories of Service and Sacrifice Project “Interview a Veteran” Contest

My grandfather, James Harvey Johnson, was just a young man, straight out of a small town high school in southeastern Kentucky, when he voluntarily joined the U.S. Army. James made several sacrifices while he served, which has allowed him to be awarded not only a Bronze Star, but also a Purple Heart and many more medals.

It was Friday, May 28th 1966, the last day of high school, when James knew what he had to do; join the Army. That was his only choice since he and his family didn’t have enough money to send him straight to college. When he informed his parents on the decision he was making, they weren’t very emotional because they knew that was what he had to do. Then on June 1st, he went and enlisted in the Army.

Skyler Johnson reads a small part of her essay at the Kiwanis Club's “Interview A Veteran” Essay Contest Winners program Tuesday, November 8th 2011.

Skyler Johnson reads a small part of her essay at the Kiwanis Club's “Interview A Veteran” Essay Contest Winners program Tuesday, November 8th 2011.

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The Tarantula Glows with X-rays and Infrared Light

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – This spiderweb-like tangle of gas and dust is a star-forming region called 30 Doradus. It is one of the largest such regions located close to the Milky Way galaxy, and is found in the neighboring galaxy Large Magellanic Cloud. About 2,400 massive stars in the center of 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula nebula, are producing intense radiation and powerful winds as they blow off material.

The star-forming region, 30 Doradus, is one of the largest located close to the Milky Way and is found in the neighboring galaxy Large Magellanic Cloud.(X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/L. Townsley et al.; Infrared: NASA/JPL/PSU/L. Townsley et al.)

The star-forming region, 30 Doradus, is one of the largest located close to the Milky Way and is found in the neighboring galaxy Large Magellanic Cloud.(X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/L. Townsley et al.; Infrared: NASA/JPL/PSU/L. Townsley et al.)

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Red River Sirens to Host Motorcycle Poker Run

 

Red River SirensClarksville, TN – Attention motorcyclists! Red River Sirens present “Lend a Hand — Win a Hand”! Clarksville Roller Derby’s Red River Sirens will host a fundraiser poker run on Saturday, November 12th, 2011. All bikes are welcome. The event begins and ends at The Bent Wrench Roadhouse, 4724 Ashland City Road, Clarksville. Rider registration starts at 10:00am. The kickstands will go up and the bikes will begin to ride out at 11:00am.

The entry fee of $20.00 per motorcycle includes one poker hand and a free post-ride party with music, prizes, food and beer. Back seat passengers are welcome to participate for a $5.00 fee. Riders can receive additional poker hands for $5.00. «Read the rest of this article»

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Three Austin Peay Governors sophomore defenders earn Capital One Academic All-District

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Three sophomore defenders on Austin Peay State University’s football team have been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Defensive linemen Iosua Siliva, Reese Bulmash and linebacker Josh Carroll. APSU Football. (APSU Sports Information)

Defensive linemen Iosua Siliva, Reese Bulmash and linebacker Josh Carroll. APSU Football. (APSU Sports Information)

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