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LBL’s Recycling Program receives a Boost

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Personnel Truck Leasing of Murray, Kentucky, has donated a 48-foot, dry van trailer to Friends of Land Between The Lakes.

The trailer will be used to store and transport recyclable materials to processing centers as part of the recycling program conducted by the U.S. Forest Service at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Friends of Land Between The Lakes also thanks Paschal Truck Lines of Murray for their assistance in acquiring this donation. «Read the rest of this article»

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State Farm Insurance says Thanksgiving Day sees twice the Grease and Cooking Fires

 

State Farm® urges consumers to be cautious when frying a turkey

State Farm®Bloomington, IL – More cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. According to State Farm claims data from 2005-2009, grease and cooking-related claims more than double on Thanksgiving Day compared to an average day in November.

With the popularity of turkey frying increasing, U.S. fire departments are responding to more than 1,000 fires each year in which a deep fryer is involved. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says deep fryer fires cause an average of 5 deaths, 60 injuries, and more than $15 million in property damage each year.

Oil splatters out of a fryer, causing a burst of smoke and flames that can easily burn a house, or even worse, an adult or child.

Oil splatters out of a fryer, causing a burst of smoke and flames that can easily burn a house, or even worse, an adult or child.

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Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball continues road trip at Indiana State

 

Austin Peay (1-3) vs. Indiana State (2-1)

Monday, November 24th, 2014 | 4:30pm CST
Terre Haute, IN | Hulman Center

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUTerre Haute, IN – Indiana State already has cemented its place in NCAA basketball history.

It was the first coaching stop for John Wooden (1946-48), the most successful basketball coach in NCAA history. It was where “The Legend” of Larry Bird was created during the Sycamores’ magical 1979 NCAA run, ended in the national championship game by Magic Johnson and Michigan State.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball at Indiana State Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball at Indiana State Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell’s MWR to hold Winter Wonderland featuring the Annual Tree Lighting December 5th

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Winter Wonderland featuring the Annual Tree Lighting will be held on Friday, December 5th at the Town Center Park beginning at 3:00pm and ending at 7:00pm.

Activities will include entertainment, music, games, inflatables, a photo booth, and more.

Santa Claus will be there for photos so don’t forget to bring your camera!

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APSU Lady Govs Basketball begins four-game road trip at Chattanooga Mocs

 

Austin Peay (1-2) at Chattanooga (2-2)

Monday, November 24th, 2014 | 5:00pm CST
Chattanooga, TN | McKenzie Arena

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay women’s basketball team begins a four-game road trip with the first of seven matchups against in-state opponents when it meets Chattanooga in a 5:00pm (CT), Monday contest at McKenzie Arena.

The Lady Govs will seek to build off their season’s first victory – an 84-77 win against Grand Canyon, Saturday.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball travels to Chattanooga Mocs, Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball travels to Chattanooga Mocs, Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office gives Safety Tips for the Turkey Fryer

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to gather and enjoy a festive day of good food and thanks. For the chief cook, it is a time to show your best dish and wow your hungry guests. It is important to take precautions when preparing a delicious meal especially if you are using a turkey fryer.

Outdoor, gas-fueled fryers cook up juicy turkeys in a fraction of the time it takes to roast one in an indoor oven.

Oil splatters out of a fryer, causing a burst of smoke and flames that can easily burn a house, or even worse, an adult or child.

Oil splatters out of a fryer, causing a burst of smoke and flames that can easily burn a house, or even worse, an adult or child.

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New Allotment Rule Protects Troops From Lending Scams

 

Written by Terri Moon Cronk
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, D.C. – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a policy change in new paycheck allotments to prevent unscrupulous commercial lenders from taking advantage of troops and their families, Pentagon officials said today.

According to a Defense Department news release published today, effective January 1st, 2015, the change in DoD’s Financial Management Regulation will prohibit service members from allotting pay to buy, lease or rent personal property, a senior DoD official said. «Read the rest of this article»

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Classics at Austin Peay State University celebrates ancient languages with 8th annual Classics Day event

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Latin is very much a living language on the campus of Austin Peay State University, as Classics at APSU recently hosted its annual Classics Day event for area high school students.

The all-day event brought together a record 144 students from Montgomery County high schools for a day of activities centered on the languages of the ancient world. Gathered at the APSU Morgan University Center, faculty members and current APSU students gave lectures on their studies of classic languages, with students also taking part in a skit promoting this year’s theme of the study of Latin.

Clarksville Academy students participate in a skit during the 2013 APSU Classics Day, which hosted more than 100 area high school students for a day of activities about the ancient world. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

Clarksville Academy students participate in a skit during the 2013 APSU Classics Day, which hosted more than 100 area high school students for a day of activities about the ancient world. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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United Assistance Mobile training team helps Liberians take care of their own

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance Rhodes
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionMonrovia Liberia – The Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Mobile Training Team completed a week of training in Buchanan City, Liberia, November 21st.

The MTT mission consists of going out to remote locations in Liberia to teach future Ebola treatment center health care workers on how to properly conduct all phases of running an ETU, said Capt. Alex Ailer, a nurse with the 86th Combat Support Hospital, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Senior Airman Joshua Douglass, an aerospace medical technician, watches as health care workers properly put on their personal protective equipment in Buchanan City, Nov. 21, 2014. Douglass is a part of the mobile training team that travels throughout Liberia to remote areas to train health care workers about Ebola and how to work in an Ebola treatment unit. Operation United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation in Liberia to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes/U.S. Army)

Senior Airman Joshua Douglass, an aerospace medical technician, watches as health care workers properly put on their personal protective equipment in Buchanan City, Nov. 21, 2014. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes/U.S. Army)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for November 23rd, 2014

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Soccer Shots Registration, Toddler Splash, Community Centers celebrate the holidays, and Swim with Santa.

Swim with Santa

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