Encourages Physical Fitness in Local Community
Essay Written by Maria Boyer of Kenwood High School
At the early age of seventeen, Larry Boyer entered the army as an infantryman. Coming from the small town of Superior, Wisconsin, he had no clue what he was getting into. Security, safety, homely comfort, regular visits with family and friends- he was used to these luxuries. He didn’t know that soon he would be deprived of them. Determined, and self-motivated, the young, inexperienced boy took his chances and began his life as a United States soldier.
Being in the Army required extreme dedication. It consumed so much of his time that there was none left for anything else. Larry would have to work long hours on base, or would be out in the field for days. He wouldn’t be able to see his wife or kids much at all. It didn’t leave ample family time, let alone time for a social life.
APSU Sports Information: Austin Peay Volleyball
Murray, KY – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team finished its 2011 slate with a three-set Ohio Valley Conference sweep (25-16, 25-21, 25-21) of Murray State, Saturday, at Racer Arena.
Saturday, November 12th, 2011
Clarksville, TN – A Clarksville Gas and Water construction crew has turned off water service on Blackberry Lane and on Cherry Tree Drive from Cunningham Lane to Pinetree Road to repair a water main line leak. Work is expected to be complete by 1:00am. when water service will be restored.
The roads are open to traffic.
New Reagan Giving Circle at Austin Peay State University receives $10,000 boost in honor of Marketing Professor
Clarksville, TN – For more than a decade, Dr. Carmen Reagan has served on the Delta Dental of Tennessee board of directors, helping the organization to expand across Tennessee.
“We relied on her for her corporate citizenship,” said Tom Perry, chief financial officer and an alumnus of Austin Peay State University. He graduated in 1973, having been a student of Reagan’s in the APSU College of Business.
It was fitting then that Perry presented a $10,000 check from Delta Dental to help jumpstart the new Reagan Giving Circle program. The check presentation was made November 8th during a reception to launch officially the giving program in honor of Reagan.
Clarksville, TN – The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers this holiday season. Volunteers are needed Monday through Saturday, from 10:00am to 7:00pm, beginning November 10th, through December 24th, 2011.
Money collected goes to support the homeless shelter and other Salvation Army programs. «Read the rest of this article»
APSU Sports Information: Austin Peay Football
Murray, KY – Murray State returned two first-half fumbles for touchdowns in building a 26-0 lead as the Racers defeated Austin Peay State University, 56-24, Saturday afternoon at Roy Stewart Stadium in Ohio Valley Conference football action.
Austin Peay fell to 3-7 overall and 2-5 in the OVC. Murray State improved 6-4 overall and 4-3 in the OVC.
Essay Written by Michaela Larson of New Providence Middle School
The military is important. The Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps all work together to keep our country safe. Ever since the attack on September 11th, 2001, our soldiers have been more highly respected and are more essential for our nation to survive. Most of us know at least one soldier. My soldier is my protector. He is my Dad. He joined the military in August of 1998 and has been serving for our country ever since. Some of the things he has sacrificed are time with his family, safety and friends.
My dad, Specialist Zechariah Larson, has been on four deployments for the Army and away from home for a total of over four years. His first time overseas began in March of 2003, when I was almost five. He was gone to Iraq for eight months.
Clarksville, TN – In May of 1961, a group of young Austin Peay State University students, believing that they were living at the end of history, chartered a new campus honor society focused on studying the past.
“We thought we had missed all the great things,” Riley Darnell (’62), former Tennessee secretary of state and founding member of the club, said. “There would be no more wars.”
APSU Sports Information: Austin Peay Basketball
With 2:58 left in the game, Fraley collided with the Blue Raiders Kerry Hammonds when the guard drove to the basket. Both players fell to the floor, with Fraley hitting his head on the surface. Medical personnel immediately attended to the 6-9 Clarksville native and, after his head and neck were stabilized, Fraley was removed from the floor on a stretcher. «Read the rest of this article»
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