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Let Me Sow Light, Where There Is Darkness

 

This is the fifth and final of a series of articles based on the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi beginning, “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.”

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi

Clarksville, TN – Many small children are afraid of the dark. “Scare me! Scare me!” usually results in a story in which darkness plays a role. Amazingly, a night light can help avoid extreme fear during the night. A dimmer switch on the night light can be over time lowered until the fear is overcome.

Somehow the idea that something sinister is lurking as soon as the lights go out is a common fear. With the number of terrifying movies and television programs that many children are being allowed to watch these days, it is amazing that many of them can even go to sleep!

As a teacher, I am flabbergasted when the children, ages five to 11, begin to tell me that they have seen Freddy Krueger, scenes from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, etc. The nightmares that follow lead one to believe that parental neglect in choosing appropriate entertainment can affect a child throughout life.

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APSU Basketball teams to host first “Black Out” in OVC Doubleheader against Eastern Kentucky Colonels

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Over the years, Austin Peay State University basketball teams have promoted “White Outs,” “Red Outs” and even “Pink Outs” when hosting basketball games.

But when the Lady Govs and Governors play host to Eastern Kentucky for the season-opening Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader, 4:00pm (women) and 7:00pm (men), Saturday, they will host their first “Black Out,” encouraging all fans to wear black APSU gear.

Austin Peay's Kenny Jones (42) and the Governors will host the program's first "Black Out," Saturday vs. Eastern Kentucky. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Kenny Jones (42) and the Governors will host the program’s first “Black Out,” Saturday vs. Eastern Kentucky. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Watch starting Monday Morning

 

National Weather ServiceClarksville, TN – The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a *Flash Flood watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and a portion of Middle Tennessee from Monday morning through Monday evening.

Another 1 to possibly up to 2 inches of rain can be expected on Monday as a cold front moves across Middle Tennessee. With already saturated ground in place as well as elevated creeks and streams. Flash flooding will be likely.

Be Cautious on Water Covered Streets.

Be Cautious on Water Covered Streets.

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APSU Governors Basketball hosts Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders Monday

 

Austin Peay (6-7) vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (8-3)

Monday, December 28th, 2015 | 7:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team hopes to pick up where it left off before Christmas when it plays host to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 7:00pm, Monday, in Dave Aaron Arena.

Before the Govs broke for the holidays, they won back-to-back games against Lipscomb, 92-84, last Sunday, and Wofford, 84-77, Tuesday.

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Nashville Zoo to Run Wild in 2016 with Zoo Run Run

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Join a herd of more than 2,000 runners at Zoo Run Run!

This winter race takes runners and walkers on a 5K adventure throughout the Nashville Zoo’s property, including areas not available to the public. Families and children are encouraged to bundle up as they hit the trail.

All proceeds from the Zoo Run Run help fund Zoo operations, including providing education programs for children, feeding our collection of over 2,300 animals and keeping our Zoo safe and clean for our visitors.

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Let Me Sow Hope, Where There Is Despair

 

This is the fourth of a series of articles based on the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi beginning, “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.”

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi

Clarksville, TN – The short days of winter can set up feelings of despair in the best of us. We long for the green leaves of spring, the flowers, the warmth that pervades the atmosphere, the lightness of spirit that comes in hearing the songs of birds and the renewal of the Earth’s beauty.

Almost everyone at one time or another suffers from “winter blues” when you want to sleep more and eat more and wish away the cold winter months.

For others, these short days actually set up a chemical reaction in the brain now branded SAD (seasonal affective disorder). Symptoms can begin as early as September and continue through April, but the worst days are the darkest days when one feels that he gets up in darkness and returns from work in darkness.

Seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal affective disorder

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for December 27th, 2015

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, 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: Park and Facility Rentals, Queen City Road Race T-shirt contest for kids and Winter Gym.

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Tennessee Adds 100th Captive Insurance Company

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) has announced the licensing of Tennessee’s 100th captive insurance company.

A captive insurance company (called a “captive”) represents an option for many corporations and groups wanting to take financial control and manage risks by underwriting their own insurance rather than paying premiums to third-party insurers.

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft finishes last close Flyby of Saturn’s moon Enceladus

 

Written by Preston Dyches
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has begun transmitting data and images from the mission’s final close flyby of Saturn’s active moon Enceladus. Cassini passed Enceladus at a distance of 3,106 miles (4,999 kilometers) on Saturday, December 19th, at 9:49am PST (11:49am CST).

“This final Enceladus flyby elicits feelings of both sadness and triumph,” said Earl Maize, Cassini project manager at JPL. “While we’re sad to have the close flybys behind us, we’ve placed the capstone on an incredible decade of investigating one of the most intriguing bodies in the solar system.”

NASA's Cassini spacecraft peered out over the northern territory on Saturn's moon Enceladus, during its final close flyby of Enceladus, on Dec. 19, 2015. (NASA)

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft peered out over the northern territory on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, during its final close flyby of Enceladus, on Dec. 19, 2015. (NASA)

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