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February 2009 - Clarksville Living Magazine
February 2009
Clarksville
Family
Serving Clarksville, Montgomery County & the Surrounding Areas
FR
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Family Fitness
Ideas
I Wanna Know
What Love Is
Protecting Your
Children’s Future
Consignment
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A Word on
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Publisher’s Message
As you can probably guess, each issue is done
about a month in advance. So as of this letter I
have been on WeightWatchers about two and
a half weeks. It’s going well; about five pounds
lost so far. I am slowly and (hopefully) surely
starting to change the way that I eat. I’m not
much of a cook so that’s yet another thing that
I’m going to have to learn.
Clarksville
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surrounding area.
One thing that happens with most any diet is
cravings. Thanks to the Internet, I have come
across some fellow “WeightWatchers” that gave me a few lifesavers for when
the chocolate cravings hit. There are these things called Vitabrownies and
Vitatops (muffin tops) that are a perfect one point crave buster. (FYI…on WW
you count points instead of calories and fat grams.) You need to make sure
you’re using your dieter’s taste buds when eating these because they aren’t
quite as good as a regular homemade brownie or muffin, but they serve their
purpose wonderfully.
Another thing that we have gotten hooked on at home is the Nintendo Wii
Fit. It’s great for everything from strength training and aerobics to yoga. My
husband is actually better at the yoga poses than I am. You can also do a body
test that calculates your BMI and weight and helps track your weight loss goals.
It’s funny to watch your Mii (pronounced “me,” an animated representation of
you within the Wii world) go from the size it was when you designed it to your
true size after it weighs you. It’s especially fun when your kid points out that
yours is rounder than his…sigh.
Okay, enough about dieting; it just makes me think about all the chocolate I
can’t eat on Valentine’s day!
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Owner/Publisher
Carla Lavergne
We have a jam-packed issue with advice and information on love, personal
finances, family fitness, toy safety and more!
Editor
Cliff Lavergne
Until next month, try to think warm thoughts until spring decides to show up.
Graphic Designer
Carla Lavergne
Contributing Writers
James Black
Ryan Bosler
Beth Britton
Kim Edmondson
Tina Gallo-Reid
Brenda Hunley
Carla Lavergne
Cliff Lavergne
Pamela Magrans
Greg Pigott
Joe Weyant
Sincerely,
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Clarksville Family
Table of
Contents
BEYOND
WORDS
Jewelry & Charms
HEALTH • 6
Family Fitness Ideas
FAITH & FAMILY • 8
I Wanna Know What Love Is
FEATURE • 10
APSU Junior Govs Camp
HOME TALK • 12
Choosing the Right Agent
BEAUTY • 13
Mmmm...Chocolate
FAMILY VALUES • 14
Protecting Your Children’s
Future
LEGAL • 15
A Word on Bankruptcy
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Health
Family Fitness Ideas
(To Get the Family Off the Couch and Moving!)
by Pamela Magrans
Remember the days when you
were young? Most of us, who are
now parents, spent our childhood
playing outside. In the absence of
widespread video games, 24-hour
cartoon channels and the Internet,
our free time was occupied outside
playing alongside siblings and
friends. That is not the case today.
Many children spend more time in
front of a screen than they spend
outside breathing fresh air. We do
not fully know the consequences
of this since we are raising the
first generation of video game and
Internet proficient children.
Guidelines from the U.S.
Department of Health and
Human Services recommend that
children and teens get physical
activity for at least one hour per
day on most days of the week.
Most pediatricians recommend
limiting your child’s screen time
to no more than two hours a
day. Even so, according to those
recommendations, our children
would spend twice as much time
in front of a screen than outside.
Is that good enough? How much
better if we could get our children
physically active for more hours
than they are watching TV?
Most parents have heard the
statistics about too much TV
exposure. We’ve watched our kids
red eyed and dazed on that rainy
day because they watched too
much TV. We know there must be
limits. We know that our children
need exercise to stay healthy.
However, many parents today are
engaged in a constant struggle to
redirect their children away from
the screen and into a healthier
activity. How do we accomplish
that task? How do we find ways for
our children to burn calories and
not complain about it?
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The key element in this struggle
is to model the behavior. To get
our children more physically
active we must do the same.
Maybe in doing so we will not
only become healthier with our
children, but grow closer to them
as well.
Family fitness means engaging
the entire household in exercise.
That does not have to be a firm
regimen of bodybuilding and
cardiovascular exercise. Instead,
it should be a way of life, a family
fitness routine of being physically
active rather than stagnant.
We should aim to find age
appropriate and safe ways
for our children to exercise.
Incorporating both outside and
indoors exercise can be a fun
family alternative to the screen.
Here are some family fitness
ideas:
Make movement a part of
screen time Set a family rule
that when commercials are on
everyone must do jumping jacks,
squats, or push-ups, etc. Buy some
inexpensive equipment such as
a jump rope, light dumbbells,
or a resistance ball. Decide that
each time someone on TV says a
certain word that the entire family
has to grab a piece of equipment
and move for five minutes. Make
exercise a family game that
coexists with television. This
may seem simple, but the extra
movement will help burn calories.
Barter exercise for rewards
Okay, this sounds like “Let’s
make a deal,” but the simple
fact remains—children are more
likely to value something that
they earned. If they want an hour
of Wii playtime, then agree that
they must first walk the dog for
15 minutes or jump rope for five
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minutes. Find a physical activity
that is safe for your child and age
appropriate. Then let your child
do the same for you. If you want to
spend 30 minutes on Facebook, let
your child decide on an equivalent
physical activity for you. Agree
on the terms ahead of time and
always follow through with your
end of the deal. This will gain trust
between you and your child, plus it
will get you both moving more.
Romp through the woods Our
lovely city offers several parks
with quiet wooded trails and
streams. Take the family on an
afternoon (or early morning) hike
through the woods. Engage your
children with a scavenger hunt
or race up that hill. Kids love the
great outdoors and it is an easy
way to get them moving.
Hit the hoops Don’t have a
basketball goal? Is it 32 degrees
outside and raining? No problem.
Go indoors and shoot some
hoops together. No experience
needed. Just you, your child and
a big orange ball. It might be a
chance to learn something new
together. The city runs several
community centers that have
indoor basketball courts. Pack
your tween and a bottle of water
and head for an indoor court.
Anti-screen entertainment
Instead of spending Saturday
indoors, find a form of recreation
that keeps your kids moving.
Clarksville offers a variety of
these such as mini golf, bowling,
laser tag, roller-skating or even an
indoor inflatable facility for kids.
Any type of entertainment that is
kinetic rather than stagnant is a
step in the right direction.
Join a gym Don’t do this so
you can sculpt your abs (although
that is worth merit with summer
quickly approaching). Join a gym
with the intent to expose your child to a variety of
forms of exercise. Introducing children to exercise
as a way of life sets them in the right direction. Let
your children see that exercise is important to you
and eventually it will be important to them too. A
gym membership is especially helpful during
cold and rainy weather when children are most
tempted to spend too much time screening. Many
local gyms offer childcare facilities for the younger
children. Our local YMCAs offer affordable family
memberships as well as many opportunities for the
kids to exercise too.
Take a walk This will give you a chance to talk
to your child as well as work off a few unneeded
calories. It is a simple way to spend time with your
child, talk about your day, and get some exercise.
Start out walking and then progress to a slight jog
when you and your child are ready. Your child might
complain at first, but eventually they will realize that
being fit feels good.
Find a playground There are nice playgrounds
stationed at parks all around town. Visit one with
your children, but don’t sit on the bench and watch
them. Play alongside them. Play hide and seek or
try a game of tag. This will keep you moving and who
knows…maybe you’ll start feeling like a child too.
Take to the yard Play tag, hide and seek, Simon
says, follow the leader, kickball, dodge ball…some of
the games we played as children. Or invent a game.
Get a large ball and a broom—play broomball. Draw
a make believe obstacle course with sidewalk chalk
on the driveway. Have your child run, jump and
skip around the course. Encourage them to invent
something of their own. Supply plenty of outside toys
and activities such as bicycles, hula-hoops, balls, etc.
Make being outside a fun family time.
Most importantly Exercise together and keep it
fun. Never make exercise a burden. It should be a
fun activity for both of you. Doing so will give you
more chances to talk to your child. It will help both
of you burn calories and ultimately, the entire family
will benefit.
Pamela Magrans lives in Clarksville, TN with
her husband and two sons. They are members
of the local YMCA and enjoy finding ways to
exercise together.
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Faith & Family
I Wanna Know What Love Is
by Kim Edmondson
I’m amazed that February is already
here. It wasn’t that long ago that we
were all in the holiday spirit, going
to parties, giving gifts and spending
time with family and friends. Then
the New Year saw its way in and we
all began to make resolutions to help
this year be better than the last. And
now here we are in February. Sweet
February, the month of love, Valentine
wishes, candy hearts, chocolates,
flowers and “I love you”—what a
wonderful month!
For all of the other times during the
year when we may be too busy or
distracted to stop and let others know
how much we love and appreciate
them, in February, we have set
aside a complete day to focus on
love. Right in the middle of this little
month we find Valentine’s Day. It has
been estimated that approximately
one billion valentines are sent each
year worldwide, making the day
the second largest card-sending
holiday of the year. When you stop
and think about it, it really is pretty
amazing that we have set aside a day
to express our love for those we value
in our lives.
As I began thinking about writing
this article I kept finding myself
humming the tune of an old 80’s song.
Yes, the 80’s! Now for those of us who
grew up in the 80’s you must admit
there are some pretty amazing love
songs that come from our generation
of music. The one that keeps coming
to my mind is by Foreigner. Allow me
to quote a few of the lyrics for you:
I’m gonna take a little time
A little time to look around me
I’ve got nowhere left to hide
It looks like love has finally found me
wronged. It does not rejoice
about injustice but rejoices
whenever the truth wins out.
Love never gives up, never
loses faith, is always hopeful,
and endures through every
circumstance. Three things
will last forever—faith, hope,
and love—and the greatest of
these is love.”
In my life there’s been sorrow and
pain
I don’t know if I can face it again
Can’t stop now, I’ve traveled so far
To change this lonely life
I wanna know what love is
I want you to show me
I wanna feel what love is
I know you can show me
I bet you remember that one! (Do I
hear you humming?)
What about you? Have you ever
thought, “I wanna know what love is”?
Is love being in a dating relationship
with a guy or girl? Is love being
married? Or is love just a warm
fuzzy feeling that comes over you in
a pleasant setting? We use the word
love for so many different things. We
say things like, “I love pizza,” “I love
that movie,” or “I love your outfit.” So
in a time when love is so many things
to so many people, how do we truly
know what love is?
Well as you might expect, I’d like
for us to take a look in the Bible to
see what it has to say about love.
“Love is patient and
kind. Love is not jealous or
boastful or proud or rude.
It does not demand its own
way. It is not irritable, and
it keeps no record of being
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 & 13
Wow! Kind of puts a different
spin on what we typically think of as
love doesn’t it? So often we think of
love as a feeling, a person or even
a possession. But in light of what
the Bible has to say we may need to
refocus on what love really is. First of
all, simply put, it is “patient and kind.”
Love is patient, it is willing to wait
even when it is not convenient. Love
is kind, is nice and thoughtful toward
others at all times. Okay, I don’t know
about you, but I’m already falling
behind in showing love the way I
should by the definition of just the
first two qualities. Let’s keep going.
Next we see what love is not. Love
is not jealous, boastful, proud, rude,
irritable, and does not keep a record
of wrong. That’s quite a list of what
love is not. Love is not jealous of
what others have or what they say or
do. Love does not boast, so in other
words I should not be doing things
to show off what I have or speaking
words that brag about what I know
and do. Love is not proud. It is not
prideful. Love is not puffed up and
full of itself, rather is it humble and
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looks toward others. Love is not rude, it does not
act out or say ugly things when it does not get its
way, or has to stand in a long line in the grocery
store. Love is not irritable, it does not get snippy
or have a bad attitude when it has not had enough
sleep. Love keeps no record or wrongs, it will not
remind you of your past and tell you that you will
never change, every time you make a mistake.
Next? Love loves justice and the truth, even
when it is not popular or easy. Finally, we can see
what love does. Love never gives up or loses faith.
It is hopeful and always hangs on no matter the
circumstance. Love is not going to walk away when
times get tough. Love is not going to say “I told you
so,” or “This is your last chance.” Love will keep
watching with eyes full of belief and outstretched
arms waiting for you no matter how long it may
take.
That’s a pretty amazing list of qualities. It gives
me quite a bit to think about and strive for. What
about you? Do you know how to love like that?
Better yet, have you ever been loved like that?
Unfortunately, no matter how hard we may try, we
will never be able to love another perfectly. The
only person who ever loved perfectly was Jesus.
The best part is that He loves us perfectly even
though we are far from perfect. If you are searching
and asking questions about what love really is, give
Jesus a try. He will love and accept you no matter
what.
Remember Corinthians 13:13:
“Three things will last forever—faith,
hope, and love—and the greatest of these
is love.”
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Feature
APSU Offers Summer Programming in Junior
Govs Camp
by Greg Pigott
“What are we gonna do with our
kids this summer?” If I have heard
that question once, I have heard
it a thousand times. While there
are several great church camps,
sports camps, and other community
programs here in Clarksville, a
new recreational children’s camp
at Austin Peay, is available for the
Clarksville community.
school, return from deployment, or
other camps. University Recreation
actually encourages parents to
send their kids to the Austin Peay
athletics camps while coming to
Junior Govs camp on the other
weeks. Camp registration is made
on a week-by-week basis and
does not require a full summer
commitment.
Junior Govs Summer Camp for
Also, the camp hours span the
kids 5-12, put on by Austin Peay
entire day so that a parent can drop
University Recreation, which will
their kid off before going to work
be in its 3rd year
or going to class and
this summer,
can pick their child
is specifically
up at the end of the
geared towards
work day or classes.
APSU faculty,
Austin Peay student
staff, and
Susan McDuffie,
students, but is
when asked about
open to everyone
the convenience of
including Fort
having her children
Campbell
in camp on campus
Campers and Camp staff member Megan Smith feeding
families who
while she was in
the geese at Dunbar Cave
are looking
class, said:
for something different for their
“I was able to take summer
children this summer.
classes and not feel guilty
The camp has several attributes
about leaving them alone
that make it an affordable choice
while I was at school. I was
as well as something different
also able to easily check in on
for families to experience. The
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Campers dress up as doctors during the camp’s field trip
to the Adventure Science Center in Nashville.
day was a new adventure
for them; we look forward to
coming back this summer.”
The camp is centered around the
Foy Fitness and Recreation Center
on the Austin Peay campus and the
camp uses many of the building’s
features for camp activities. Some
of these include a 25 foot indoor
rock climbing wall, basketball
courts used for several team sports
and activities, an outdoor pool for
swimming days, an indoor running/
walking track, racquetball courts,
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Speakers from both on and off campus taught the
campers about science, the environment, culture,
safety, sports, and health.
Lynette Taylor, Assistant Director of Disability
Services at Austin Peay, added that :
“I had the opportunity to present a session
on disability awareness and also have my
son attend the camp. The camp staff made
sure the campers were engaged in learning
and ensured a sense of belonging. My son is
already asking about going to camp in 2009.”
The camp this past summer also took field trips
to the Clarksville Science Museum, Dunbar Cave,
and the Nashville Adventure Science Center. Other
special camp events were a camp talent show, a family
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“My daughter never wanted to leave when
it was time to go home. The opportunities
this program offers for children cannot be
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and Junior Govs Summer Camp
at Austin Peay State University.
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Home Talk
“Eeny, meeny, miny, moe…” Choosing the Right Agent
by Tina Gallo-Reid and James Black
I know it’s been a while since I’ve
visited with you, and I am so glad we
finally get the opportunity to meet here
again! I am praying that the holiday
season was good to you and those you
love, and that the “Season of Giving”
was satisfying for you.
This month I would like to share
some information that will be useful
when you are looking for the right real
estate agent to represent you and your
interests. So, let’s get started, shall we?
It wasn’t too long ago when it didn’t
matter as much which real estate agent
you chose to sell your house if it was
located in one of the many hot seller
markets, especially in the Clarksville
Area. Clarksville has been, and to
some degree, still is, a very popular
market. Listings sold without much
assistance; many soon after the for-sale
sign went up. Today, choosing the
right agent for the job can make the
difference between a sale and no sale.
There are many factors to consider
in selecting an agent in the current
market. One is that many of the agents
working now entered the business
recently, and therefore aren’t as
experienced in the process of actually
marketing a property. They’ve never
seen a softer home-sale market
before. This doesn’t mean that you
shouldn’t use an agent who doesn’t
have decades of experience. But, it
means you need to find an agent with
a definite set of skills. This current
market certainly is not the arena
that an agent can just get away with
“showing a home,” and hoping the
buyer will take it.
Most sellers in this market want
and need an agent that will provide
an aggressive and broad-based
marketing plan. However, some sellers
may not be aware of how important it
is to hire an agent who is an effective
communicator. Today’s successful
agents don’t stop selling when they
find a buyer for your home. They
manage the transaction carefully and
skillfully until the sale closes.
It’s not enough for an agent to
promise to hold your home open
every weekend until it sells. In
fact, this might do more harm than
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You may find that agents want longer
than 90-day listing periods if sales
are very slow in your area. This is
understandable; agents typically pay
for the marketing, and it’s generally
taking a lot longer for most homes to
sell. Keep this in mind when you select
your agent. You could be working with
this person for some time.
good. In a slow market, a listing can
be overexposed to the market and
become shopworn.
The stress level of selling can
be intense, particularly if property
values are declining. Buyers can
be demanding. You need to have
confidence that your agent is
representing your best interests
and negotiating on your behalf in a
professional manner.
Talk to your friends. A very reliable
source for information is word of
mouth. Chances are, the people you
hang out with have very similar tastes
and would probably recommend
someone that you would like. Ask your
friends who they would use.
Negotiating a purchase contract
in this market can be an arduous
endeavor. It may take multiple
counteroffers back and forth to
hammer out a deal. And, the fallout rate, or amount of deals that fall
through, is higher today than it was a
few years ago.
Selecting an agent who is a good
negotiator, who is patient and who
will explore all options before letting
a deal fall apart gives you a leg up. It
helps if your agent has a good working
relationship with other agents in the
area. One of these
agents is likely
to represent the
buyer for your
home.
Remember, choose carefully, and
in an informed manner when picking
an agent to represent you. Use word
of mouth, have the prospective agent
share their marketing vision, and most
of all, be sure you are willing to work
with that person for some time. I’m
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With Valentine’s Day around the
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for the holiday, chocolate. Whether
it’s from a sweetheart, a loved one,
a friend, or a co-worker chocolate
is the most popular gift for this
holiday and could be the most
beneficial one as well. Over the
past few years chocolate has gotten
a bad reputation. Some consider
it to be the reason for their skin
breakouts, others blame it for their
unhealthy habits, but in all reality
this creamy delight may be helping
you in more ways than one.
are a cause for premature aging.
For those that consume a high
amount of antioxidants research
shows that it may improve vascular
health, blood pressure, cognitive
health, blood flow, and skin health.
The Journal of Nutrition has also
documented that ingesting certain
compounds in cocoa can smooth
the skin and decrease its sensitivity
to the sun by up to 25%.
Researchers discovered this
chocolate benefit in a study of
women who consumed half a cup
of cocoa daily for 12 weeks. At
the end of the study, the women
Recent studies suggest that cocoa experienced less skin dryness,
scaling, and roughness compared
can contain more antioxidants per
to the beginning of the study. Also,
cup than red wine or green tea.
their skin was thicker, exhibited
These antioxidants can cancel out
improved blood flow, and was even
the cell-damaging effects of free
radicals, destructive molecules that more resistant to sun damage.
are implicated in heart disease and
With all of this great news
about one of America’s favorite
desserts there must be a catch.
Even though all forms of chocolate
contain cocoa it is said that dark
chocolate is the best source of the
good stuff. Milk chocolates and
chocolate eaten with milk do not
provide as many antioxidants as
dark chocolate. Milk may interfere
with the absorption of antioxidants
from chocolate and may therefore
negate the potential health
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Family Values
Protecting Your Children’s Future
by Ryan Bosler
Whether you are a couple or a
single parent, it’s important to have
a plan to protect your children in the
event something happens to you.
As a parent, you are always
thinking about what is best for your
children. But have you thought
about what might happen if you
are no longer around? It is not a
pleasant subject, but it is important.
Planning for your children’s future
is even more important if you are
not around to help.
Designating Guardians
If you have not already, make
sure to have a will drafted by an
attorney, in which you name one
or more individuals to be the legal
guardian of any minor child—
typically until the child reaches
age 18. A guardian will have to
make decisions regarding the
care and upbringing of the child.
The person(s) named should be
consulted before the will is drafted
to be sure they are willing to
accept the responsibility. Since the
designated guardian may become
unable to serve, it is also a good
idea to name one or two successor
guardians. You may name a
different person to be responsible
for overseeing your children’s
financial affairs.
Establishing a Trust
While a child may be an adult in a
few years, he or she may not yet be
mature enough to handle, invest or
manage property. You can establish
a trust to protect the property you
intend to pass on to children, no
matter what their age. Trusts can
protect assets for anyone you desire
and may continue even until the
death of the child and beyond.
One of the most important
decisions is who should be the
trustee. The trustee (individual
or professional) will manage the
assets and make distributions
based on instructions you provide
in the trust document.
Paying Estate Taxes
Under current tax law, the
amount subject to estate tax and
the percentage to be taxed on the
remaining estate will decrease
until 2010 when the estate tax is
repealed. However, unless current
law is extended by Congress, the
estate tax is due to be reinstated in
2011. Because of the uncertainty
as to the future of the estate tax,
individuals with assets over $1
million should consult an attorney,
a tax advisor and a financial
professional to consider effective
estate planning strategies.
In addition to federal estate taxes,
some states impose their own estate
or inheritance tax. In addition,
some forms of property, such as
traditional IRAs, pensions, deferred
compensation survivorship
benefits, and deferred annuity
death benefits may be subject to
income taxes.
Although it is a difficult subject
to face, you have options when it
comes to protecting your estate and
your family. The steps you take now
can help prevent the wrong people
from making decisions for your
loved ones.
Gifts or bequests to a surviving
spouse are generally exempt from
federal estate taxes under the
unlimited marital deduction. In
addition, the income tax due on
IRA and qualified plan distributions
payable to a surviving spouse can
be deferred by rolling them over to
a surviving spouse’s IRA.
Income Protection
Parents should consider a
financial protection plan that
includes life and disability income
insurance, which they can develop
with their financial professional.
You should determine how much
capital or income is necessary
to help protect children or other
beneficiaries. For example, money
may be needed to help maintain
a home for children, and pay for
college or other expenses in the
event of the bread winner’s death or
disability. This financial protection
plan should be coordinated with a
will or trust.
Living Documents
All parents should have an up-todate power of attorney, health care
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proxy and living will. A power of
attorney basically gives another
person the right to pay bills on your
behalf and otherwise manage your
finances according to the terms of
the document, which is typically
drawn up by a qualified estate
planning attorney. The second
and third documents give you the
opportunity to express your desires
concerning the use of life support
and other treatments to keep you
alive, and permit medical decisions
to be made for you if you are unable
to do so. Often, married couples
rely on each other to make these
types of decisions.
Clarksville Family
This article is provided by Ryan
Bosler. Ryan Bosler offers securities
and investment advisory services
through Paramount Planning
Group, a division of AXA Advisors,
LLC (member FINRA, SIPC), 324
Franklin Street Clarksville, TN 37040,
and offers annuity and insurance
products through an insurance
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LLC and its subsidiaries.
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A Word on Bankruptcy
Legal
by Joe Weyant, Attorney
Perhaps no other issue has as much
influence on an individual’s sense of
happiness as that of finances. That
is not to say that money makes one
happy. However, it is unrealistic to
deny that a shortage of it causes stress
and a general sense of helplessness.
This carries over into the entire family
unit.
When money problems get to
the breaking point, the remedy of
bankruptcy might be considered. Yet,
there is a common belief lately that
recent changes in the bankruptcy laws
have made it nearly impossible to file
for this relief. That is simply not true.
In fact, the 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse
Prevention and Consumer Protection
Act made very little difference in who
is eligible to file a bankruptcy case.
Short of increasing the time
requirements between filings, and
requesting a little more paperwork
from a would-be debtor, the changes
in the laws have made it more difficult
only for bankruptcy attorneys who
prepare a case. Those attorneys
who hung in there after 2005, will tell
you that Chapter 7 and Chapter 13
bankruptcies are on the rise once
more.
The person who files a bankruptcy
in the 21st century has most likely
been pushed there by high-interest
credit cards, unexpected medical bills,
a divorce, or a combination of these
scenarios. Add to the mix an aboveequity second mortgage loan, variable
interest rates, and the downtrodden
economy, then suddenly the diagnosis
of being “strapped” is putting it lightly.
The bankruptcy debtor has many
faces. It is no longer fair to say that
irresponsibility causes bankruptcy.
In fact, bankruptcy attorneys deal
mostly with single parents, the elderly,
the chronically ill, or the suddenly
unemployed. No one wants to lose
everything they have, and there is no
one who is not embarrassed to come
in for a bankruptcy consultation. It is
ludicrous, and a tempting of God, to
judge that one deserves this fate.
With that said, there are two main
chapters of bankruptcy for consumers:
Chapter 13 and Chapter 7. Chapter
13 is for those people who wish to
reorganize their debts, in a sort of
consolidation fashion, where payments
are made in the form of a “plan” on
one’s debt, for roughly three to five
years. Eligibility requires steady
wages and enough income to fund
the Chapter 13 payment schedule. In
Chapter 13, if it is demonstrated that
a person can afford the items, it is
likely that homes, automobiles, and
other property owed on can be kept.
Unsecured debt is paid pennies on the
dollar, according to what a person’s
income shows he/she can afford over
the payment period. Taxes can also
be dealt with in a Chapter 13, and
interest on most items included can be
drastically reduced. Also, the attorney
takes most of his fees in the payment
plan.
is not wise. It is also not advisable
to borrow against a home to pay
excessive debt.
Keep in mind, also, that most
taxes and student loans cannot be
discharged in a bankruptcy case
without being paid in full. Other
non-dischargeable debts are court
fines and fees, judgments for personal
injury or fraud, most debts to a
governmental entity, and alimony
and child support obligations. On
this final kind of debt, be advised
that if a person agrees in a divorce
settlement to pay certain debts of the
marriage, he/she cannot discharge
that obligation in the bankruptcy court.
Bankruptcy is still an option to
Chapter 7 is the form of bankruptcy
handle money problems, but should
where most, if not all of one’s debts are
be viewed as a last resort. Never let
wiped away. Eligibility is based on
finances come between you and your
income. In Chapter 7, it is possible for
family, or ruin your marriage, and
a debtor to keep a home and, perhaps
don’t spend your retirement nest egg
other items, like an automobile,
or child’s college fund to pay debt
assuming that they can be afforded
that is out of control. Remember, it
in the absence of the other debts.
is only money. See an attorney who
The bankruptcy court does not sell
knows this area of the law and get your
a debtor’s property, as long as the
questions answered.
debtor does not
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Storytime
Happy Valentine’s Day, Chester!
by Brenda Hunley
Chester had just finished eating
his lunch when he saw a big red
heart on his calendar. Looking
closer, he noticed that the very next
day was Valentine’s Day. Chester
thought about Valentine’s Day while
he washed his face and paws. A
smile lifted his whiskers as he
remembered this day last year.
Chester and his friend, Dart the
bluebird, had found a bag of candy
hearts. Each heart was a different
color and each had a message on
it. Together, Chester and Dart gave
one to each friend they met that
day. What a great day that was!
Chester was happy as he
prepared for a nap. Chipmunks
take lots of naps. It is one of their
favorite things to do. Sometime
between brushing his teeth and
fluffing his bed of leaves, Chester
remembered he wasn’t ready for
Valentine’s Day. He hadn’t seen
Dart today, and he didn’t have any
candy to give away!
“What will I do?” thought Chester,
“And where will I find a Valentine
gift?” Chester sat down on the
edge of his bed and put his head
in his paws so he could think. Soon
his left ear began to twitch, then his
right ear. He had an idea!
“I will make a special Valentine
all by myself!” he said aloud.
Chester’s excitement grew as
he thought about his friends and
family and the gifts he would make
for them. “Hmmm…there is Mom,
Dad, my little brother Boomer, and
my best friends Dart and Turtle.”
Chester said to himself as he
scampered down one of his tunnels.
He ran to the left, then to the right,
all the way to the end where he
stopped. There it was—Chester’s
treasure room! Inside this room
Chester’s “treasures” were stacked
on little shelves. See, Chester likes
to collect things. Almost every
time Chester goes out he finds
something interesting to bring
home. Just last week he found a
ribbon under some leaves, a dime,
and a shiny gold button over by
the lake. On gloomy days Chester
liked to come down to his treasure
room and just look everything over,
and wonder what it was. Thanks
to Dart and Turtle he learned what
most of them had been used for, but
he couldn’t understand why anyone
would leave them in the woods.
As Chester looked around his
room, he found several things that
his friends and family might like
to have. Chester got very busy,
he cleaned, he scrubbed and he
created. Several hours later, the
very sleepy chipmunk was finished!
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Feature
Consignment Store Owners Breathe Sigh of Relief
by Beth Britton
On August 14th, 2008 former
President George Bush signed and
set in motion The Consumer Product
Safety Improvement Act of 2008.
This Act was brought about by the
large amount of recalled toys and
baby products in the year 2007.
The CPSIA calls for any children’s
product exceeding the amount of
600-ppm (parts per million) lead
content cannot be sold in the United
States. Items that fall under this Act
are children’s toys, cribs, pacifiers,
children’s jewelry, baby bouncer
seats, walkers and jumpers. Any
product that can be mouthed, or
ingested by a child under the age
of twelve must be tested for safety.
This Act will begin February 10th,
2009. One year following this date
the lead count will drop to a strict
300-ppm, then continues down to
100-ppm. This law will also prohibit
against children’s items containing
PVC (polyvinyl chloride ) and the
chemical phthalate.
This is exciting for parents in
that within the year we will be able
to purchase toys and products for
our children and have peace of
mind that it will not cause long
term health problems, or that a
favorite, beloved toy will have to be
taken from our children because of
another recall.
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However, shortly after the Act
was passed, some local business
owners began to worry about how
the CPSIA would affect them. Local
consignment stores such as Once
Upon a Child, Sweet Repeats, and
Little Lambs and Ivy are all small
businesses who would not have the
funds to possibly control and test
every item of clothing or toy that
came through their store. Other
stores in the community that provide
a service of clothing and toys at
a lower cost such as Josephine’s
Closet, the Salvation Army and
Goodwill feared how they would
continue to provide a service to
children and families that needed
them the most. Feeling that their
hands were tied, they braced for
the worst and prepared to shut their
doors after February 10th, left with
a large inventory of products that
would not be accepted anywhere.
On January 8th, 2009 an
amendment was issued by
the Consumer Product Safety
Commission stating to all resale
shops of children’s merchandise:
“…. Sellers of used children’s
products, such as thrift stores
and consignment stores, are not
required to certify that those
products meet the new lead limits,
phthalates standard or new toy
standards.
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“The new safety law does
not require resellers to test
children’s products in inventory
for compliance with the lead limit
before they are sold. However,
resellers cannot sell children’s
products that exceed the lead limit
and therefore should avoid products
that are likely to have lead content…
Those resellers that do sell products
in violation of the new limits could
face civil and/or criminal penalties.”
That’s great news for local
resellers as well as consumers.
Once Upon a Child’s director, Susan
Baustian issued a response to the
amendment on the OUAC website
saying they are still committed to
buying and selling good quality
children’s products but will not
accept the following:
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Recalled children’s products
Children’s jewelry containing lead
Wood painted or metal toys
Flimsy toys that can be broken
down into small parts
• Dolls, stuffed animals that have
buttons eyes or noses or other
small parts that can come off and
become a choking hazard.
Cindy Corlew of Sweet Repeats
also had something similar to say in
response to the Jan. 8th amendment:
“It’s business as usual. We will
still accept clothes and toys three
years old or newer that are not on the recalled list.” She
says she is committed to staying on top of all recalled
items listed. She will also not be accepting any wood
painted surfaces, unless the product was hand made
and hand painted using lead free paint.
As a parent, I can’t resist the huge consignment sale
of Little Lambs and Ivy that is set up twice a year by
Jeanette Smith. If you have ever been to this event you
would know that she has wall-to-wall merchandise that
is priced by individual consigners. I was curious as to
how this new amendment would affect this year’s sale
occurring in March.
She commented that she would know the items on the
recall list, as would her volunteers. If any merchandise
is spotted, it will be removed and not sold at that sale.
If you plan on being a consigner for this sale, please
check out the Little Lambs and Ivy website www.
tnconsign.com where there will be posted links and
addresses of sites where you can obtain a list of all
recalled items including cribs, car seats, bouncy seats
and other children’s products.
While it would seem that all the confusion over
this Act is now cleared up there are still other battles
occurring. The American Library Association was
approached by the General Council of the Consumer
Product Safety Commission saying that it was their
“opinion” and “interpretation” of the CPSIA that all
books intended and used by children under the age
of twelve be pulled off shelves. In response the ALA
has requested that America’s libraries send letters of
intent to the CPSC urging them to release an opinion
to the General Counsel to send out a statement that
more closely reflects Congress’ true intent for the law.
The Act states that books and other non-book, paperbased printed materials should not be subject to the
lead, phthalate, and applicable ASTM standards that
are referenced in CPSIA because they do not present
any of the health or safety risks to children that the law
intended to address.
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PM (REGULAR PRICE)
Tuesday, March 10th, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
CONSIGNORS ONLY
7:00 - 9:00 PM CONSIGNORS AND
GUESTS WITH PASSES
Thursday, March 12, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
** 50% DISCOUNT PRESALE FOR
CONSIGNORS ONLY (NO GUESTS) THURSDAY, March 12th, 6-8 PM **
Sale Location:
121 Union Hall Road
Clarksville, TN
(25% discount, unless marked “No Discount”)
Friday, March 13, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(50% discount, unless marked “No Discount”)
Saturday, March 14, 7:00 AM - NOON
(50% discount, unless marked “No Discount”)
CONTACT: Jeannette Smith, Phone 931-358-2979
(please, no calls after 9 PM), or email
[email protected]
For complete details & instructions go to:
www.tnconsign.com/lli.htm
The Girly Girlz Pampered Palace!
The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library
said that as of now they do not fear that any thing will
happen, and they will wait until after February 10th,
2009 to see if the new law will affect them.
Father/Daughter
Valentine Tea
While it may seem that this Act has ill intent for
our nation’s economy, we can rest assured that our
children’s safety is at the core of this bill. Exposure to
lead and other chemical toxins widely found among
children has the potential to cause long-term health
affects.
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For further reading online you can check out www.
kidsindanger.org and type in “Avoid Toxic Plastic Toys”
in their search engine.
Sat. Feb. 14th
12-2pm
RSVP
by Feb
12th
$15pp includes three-course-meal.
1-888-348-2475
Check the CF Calendar for our
block of events this month!
www.thepamperedpalace.biz or www.princessteaparty.biz
360 Fantasy Ln., Clarksville, TN • 1007 S. Virginia St., Hopkinsville, KY
clarksvillefamily.com
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Calendar
Recurring
Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser
NightS
Various nights throughout the
month at Chick-fil-A, 1626
Madison Street. Check the
calendar for the dates for your
school. Bring the entire family out
to support your school. Simply
bring your voucher or let us know
that you are here with your school
and a percentage of those sales
will go directly back to the school.
Look forward to the cow, balloons,
face painting, Spinning Wheel and
much more! Best of all it’s a great
way to socialize with other parents
and staff from your school.
Clarksville Montessori
Children’s House After
School Programs
1220 Madison Street. (931) 9050045. All classes are $15/each/
session open to ages four through
12.
Mondays 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ballet, Tap & Jazz
Tuesdays 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Gymnastics
Tuesdays 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Red Brick Players Acting Class
Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Ballet
p.m. at 585 South Riverside Drive.
Call (931) 645-6401 for more
information.
February
3 TUESDAY
Clarksville scrabble
game club
6:00 p.m. in Community Room at
Clarksville-Montgomery County
Public Library, 350 Pageant
Lane. Call (931) 645-1261 for
information.
6 FRIDAY
11 WEDNESDAY
Pools & Spas Expo
Mall hours, mallwide at
Governor’s Square Mall, through
Sunday, February 8. Check out
the latest trends for this season’s
pool and spas on display all
weekend. Interested in becoming
a vendor? Contact the Mall Office
at (931) 552-0289, ext. 106.
2009 Purity Ball
Through Saturday, February 7 at
Emmanuel Family Life Center,
303 Fairview Lane. Sponsored
by Hope Pregnancy Center,
this year’s theme is “Love Is...”
and will focus on teaching
the true meaning of love as
taught in 1st Corinthians 13:48. For more information on
this event please go to www.
friendsofclarksvillehope.com.
Thursdays 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Red Brick Players Acting Class
8:00 p.m. at Austin Peay State
University Mass Communications
Building Auditorium. Altrusa
International of Clarksville
presents eight local stars
partnered with award winning
ballroom dancers from Dance
World of Nashville. Tickets are
$25, call (931) 358-0630 for more
information.
Every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m., and the first Saturday of
the month from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00
Clarksville-Montgomery
County Down Syndrome
Support Group Meeting
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Borders,
2801 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.
Call Clay Sanders at (931) 6473625.
7 SATURDAY
AMERICAN RED CROSS
BLOOD DRIVE
CFA Fundraiser Night:
Moore Magnet PTO
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Chickfil-A, 1626 Madison Street.
Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Clown College
Fridays 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Music Tyme Music Class
10 TUESDAY
Dancing with the stars
CFA Fundraiser Night:
Rossview JROTC
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Chickfil-A, 1626 Madison Street.
FREE
VALENTINE’s Day
16 MONDAY
PRESIDENTS Day
17 TUESDAY
CFA Fundraiser Night:
East Montgomery
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Chickfil-A, 1626 Madison Street.
Clarksville scrabble
game club
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Borders,
2801 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.
Call Clay Sanders at (931) 6473625.
18 WEDNESDAY
CFA Fundraiser Night: St.
Mary’s
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Chickfil-A, 1626 Madison Street.
19 THURSDAY
CFA Fundraiser Night:
Clarksville Christian
School
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Chickfil-A, 1626 Madison Street.
Trial Dance Lesson
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Spring classes forming now -- Call for more information!
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Clarksville Family
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. mallwide at
Governor’s Square Mall. Bridesto-be, mark your calendars for
the bridal event of the year! Find
everything you need to plan the
wedding of your dreams! Visit our
high quality vendors to include
florists, decorators, DJ’s, caterers
and more. Plus, you won’t want
to miss our extravagant fashion
show at 1:00 p.m. in Center Court
to show you the latest fashions
for everyone in your bridal
party. Each bride can registerto-win great prizes! Interested
in becoming a vendor? Contact
the Mall Office at (931) 552-0289,
ext. 106.
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at
Clarksville-Montgomery County
Public Library, 350 Pageant Lane.
Crochet blankets for babies
delivered at Blanchfield Army
Community Hospital. Call Sharon
Loebl for information at (931)
572-0734.
24 TUESDAY
CFA Fundraiser Night:
Norman Smith
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Chickfil-A, 1626 Madison Street.
Clarksville astronomy
club
7:30 p.m. at Sundquist Science
Building, Austin Peay State
University. Call (931) 552-0955 for
information.
25 WEDNESDAY
Career networking
seminar
9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 12:15
p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at APSU. Alumni,
help APSU by taking part in the
2009 Career Networking Fair! We
Owner & Director “Mrs. D” Holt
Dance Masters Of America
Certified Member/Teacher
2007 &
2008
National
Champions!
with this ad
Acro Dance Express
2009 Bridal Expo
BACH Blankets Crochet
Group
14 SATURDAY
Acro Dance Express
21 SATURDAY
Ballet • Pointe • Lyrical
Jazz • Tap
Hip-Hop • Acrobatics
Tumbling • Boys Hip-Hop
Mommy & Me • Adult
Classes & more!
931-648-3636
www.acrodanceexpress.com
would love for you to come back
and mentor our students for the
day, answering questions about
your profession and what it takes
to make it in your particular field.
If you are interested or know an
APSU Alumnus that would make a
great mentor for the day, please
contact the Alumni Relations
Office at (931) 221-7979 or (800)
264-2586.
26 THURSDAY
CFA Fundraiser Night:
Barksdale
28 SATURDAY
Focus on the family
“Focus on marriage”
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at First
Baptist Church on Madison Street.
Live Simulcast (via satellite)
featuring Beth Moore, Dr. Gary
Smalley, Dr. John Trent, Gary
Thomas, with Jeremy Camp as
special music guest. First Baptist
Church is the closest regional site
for this event. Visit www,fbct.org
for more details.
March
3 TUESDAY
Clarksville scrabble
game club
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Borders,
2801 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.
Call Clay Sanders at (931) 6473625.
7 SATURDAY
HOME Based Business
Show
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Center
Court of Governor’s Square Mall.
Get the latest ideas in crafts,
home parties, and decorating
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Chickfil-A, 1626 Madison Street.
your home. Visit vendors: Mary
Kay, Pampered Chef, Avon, Taste
of Home, and more! Call the
Mall Management Office to be a
vendor at (931) 552-0289.
11 WEDNESDAY
Little Lambs & ivy
Children’s Clothing 12th
Annual Spring/summer
consignment sale
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through
Friday, March 13; 7:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 14
at 121 Union Hall Road (Trane
Union Hall—blue building
behind Wyatt Johnson dealership,
beside Home Depot). Newborn
to Size 12 children’s clothing,
Busy Beads & Moore Class Schedule
1960 I-b Madison Street • (931) 552-5545
You must sign up for classes at least 24
hours before the class date. You can sign up
in person or over the phone with a credit or
debit card by calling (931) 552-5545. Class
fee must be paid in advance to hold your
place. There is a minimum of two students
per class, unless special permission is
granted from instructor. Please arrive at
least 30 minutes before the beginning of
your class so you can choose your beads
and supplies. Most classes will enable you
to take home a completed, unique piece of
jewelry that you have created!
When you take a class you will receive
a Designer Discount Card good for a 20%
discount for three months following your
class (discount does not apply to parties,
Pandora, consignment items & items
already on sale). If you want to learn a skill
that is not listed, let us know and we will
try to arrange a class for you! If the class
times listed are not convenient for you, let
us know and we will make every effort to
have a class at a time that is convenient for
you. Most classes are two-hour sessions.
Classes may be cancelled at any time at the
instructor’s discretion. Class fees DO NOT
include beads or supplies, unless specified
in class description.
BASIC JEWELRY
$25. This is the first class you should take if
you are a beginner! In this class you will learn
the basics of jewelry stringing while making
a bracelet and a matching pair of earrings. A
great class to get you started in the wonderful
world of beads! February: Tue 3rd 11:00 a.m.,
Mon 9th 5:00 p.m., Tue 17th 11:00 a.m., Sat 21st
10:00 a.m., Mon 23rd 5:00 p.m.
Beginning Wire Wrap
$25. This is the second class you should take
if you are a beginner! Wire wrapping is hot!
Learn how to use this technique to create a
stunning, one-of–a-kind bracelet! After this
class you will be able to take any of the other
classes listed below! February: Mon 2nd 5:00
p.m., Tue 10th 11:00 a.m., Mon 16th 5:00 p.m.,
Sat 21st 1:00 p.m., Tue 24th 11:00 a.m.
*NEW* Ear Wires
$25. Learn how to make your own
interchangeable ear wires and dangles. 2:00
p.m. Tuesday, February 3rd.
*NEW* Hug Ring
$35. Want a challenge? Learn how to make
this ring where the wire embraces itself. The
ring is suitable for males or females. 10:00
a.m. Tuesdays, February 10th and 17th.
PEYOTE BRACELET
$25. In this class you will learn flat, evencount peyote to make a bracelet, and you will
also learn how to attach a clasp. 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 12th.
Pharaoh’s Ring
$35. Silver or gold filled ring with oval
cabochon. 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 26th.
Spiral bracelet
beautiful new ring! Earring needs to be in a
setting. Call to set up time.
Classic bangle
$25. You’ll be able to mix gold, silver and
copper to make dozens of variations. 2:00
p.m. Monday, February 2nd.
CHain, Chain, Chain!
$25. Learn new wire wrapping techniques
to make your own unique chain. Horseshoe
Chain (simple technique), 12 feet of 18-gauge
wire minimum. Wall Eyed Chain (intermediate
technique), one roll of 18 or 20-gauge wire
minimum. Eternity Chain (more challenging
technique), 15 feet of 18-gauge wire minimum.
The amount of materials may vary depending
on the length of chain you make. Call to set
up time.
Bangle with beads
$25. You will make a bracelet using the spiral
bead weaving technique and learn how to
attach a clasp. 2:00 p.m. Monday, February
9th.
$35. Silver or gold filled bangle with tube
beads in center. 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February
19th.
Sterling and Crystal bangle
$25. Use wire-wrapping techniques to create
the perfect fall piece. 2:00 p.m. every Monday
in February.
$35. Some wire wrap experience is required
to make this stunningly clever bangle-style
bracelet awash with Swarovski crystals! Three
hour class, materials cost about $35. 2:00 p.m.
Monday, February 23rd.
Hoop Earrings
$35. Learn how to make trendy hoop earrings
using gold and/or silver wire. Call to set up
time.
SIMPLE WIRE-WRAP Dichroic
Bracelet
$35. An astonishingly easy project that will
make you the envy of all your friends! You
will learn how to wire wrap a cabochon, and
how to add simple adornments to create
a gorgeous pendant. 2:00 p.m. Thursday,
February 5th.
Earring Ring
$35. Do you have a lost earring? Turn
the other into another piece of jewelry—a
clarksvillefamily.com
Autumn Leaves
Pearl Knotting
$25. Learn how professionals string pearls!
Call to set up a time.
Snowflake Earrings
$25. Make a beautiful set of crystal snowflakes
using a weaving technique. Call to set up a
time.
Dichroic Bracelet
$45. Make a beautiful piece of art that you
can wear. Made with sterling silver wire and
dichroic glass. This is an advanced class and
may take up to 4-1/2 hours. Material costs
start at $50. 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 16th.
Pearl Knotting
$25. Learn how professionals string pearls!
Call to set up a time.
The classes listed here or other past classes
are also available by appointment.
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infant equipment, toys, maternity
clothing and more. Visit www.
tnconsign.com/lli.htm for more
details.
13 FRIDAY
OSC V.I.C.E. NIGHT
14 SATURDAY
PROM FASHION SHOW
2:00 p.m. at Center Court of
Governor’s Square Mall. Come
check out the latest prom fashions
from DEB and MW Tux.
6:30 p.m. Come and have a
fun night out and support your
community by attending the Fort
Campbell’s Officers’ Spouses
Club’s Annual Very Important
Charity Event Night. An evening
of festivities includes silent and
live auctions, plenty of food, drink
and entertainment. Auction items
include spa baskets, furniture, golf
packages, framed art and travel
packages.
17 TUESDAY
All proceeds from this event
benefit Fort Campbell and the
local communities through
scholarships and charitable
grants. More details about this
fundraiser and ticket information
are available on the OSC website,
www.fortcampbellosc.com.
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Borders,
2801 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.
Call Clay Sanders at (931) 6473625.
SAINt Patrick’s Day
Communication &
Conflict Resolution
Class
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at PDI
(Progressive Directions, Inc.).
Call Trudy to register at (931)
220-2702.
Clarksville scrabble
game club
21 SATURDAY
BACH Blankets Crochet
Group
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at
Clarksville-Montgomery County
Public Library, 350 Pageant Lane.
Crochet blankets for babies
delivered at Blanchfield Army
Community Hospital. Call Sharon
Loebl for information at (931)
572-0734.
MOST BEAUTIFUL BABY
CONTEST
Walk begins at 3:00 p.m. at
JCPenney Court of Governor’s
Square Mall. Ages 0-3 years
old. Registration begins at 2:00
p.m., Show time at 3:00 p.m. $5
registration fee, please bring a
non-returnable photo. Two boys
and two girls from each category
will be chosen and win great
prizes from Toys R Us, Great
American Cookie, and Mr. Bulky.
22 SUNDAY
Private military shopping
night
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mall
wide at Governor’s Square
Mall. Discounts, door prizes,
and refreshments. You must
have a valid military ID to enter.
Grand Prize is a $1,000 Mall Gift
Certificate from Steve Nash with
Keller Williams.
28 SATURDAY
EASTER BUNNY ARRIVAL
11:00 a.m. in Center Court at
Governor’s Square Mall. Meet at
Center Court and help the Easter
Bunny find all his eggs throughout
the Mall. Then hop, hop, hop to
Easter Photos.
EASTER BUNNY Photos
Through Saturday, April 11 in
Center Court at Governor’s
Square Mall. See Customer
Service Center for hours. Each
child that visits the Easter Bunny
will receive a FREE Coloring Book
from Governor’s Square Mall.
31 TUESDAY
Clarksville astronomy
club
7:30 p.m. at Sundquist Science
Building, Austin Peay State
University. Call (931) 552-0955 for
information.
To have your event included
for free on the Calendar e-mail
[email protected]
Please have it to us by the 10th of
the month to be included in next
month’s issue.
Betsy’s Barn - Garden & Yarn
3208 Highway 41A South in Sango • (931) 358-KNIT
Beginning sock class
Socks on two circular needles. $50 for three
sessions, supplies not included.
Introduction to Crochet
Learn the tricks of the trade to include the
chain stitch. $35 including supplies.
Saturdays, February 21 & 28, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
and March 7
Tuesday, February 10 and 24 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 28
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10 and 24 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 14 and 28 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Introduction to knitting
Learn the tricks of the trade to include basic
on. $35 including supplies.
Tuesday, February 3 and 17
Saturday, February 7
Saturday, February 21
Tuesday, March 3, 17 and 31
Saturday, March 7
Saturday, March 21
Beginning crochet
Learn to chain, single crochet and slip stitch while making a
dishcloth. $35 for two 2-hour sessions, supplies not included.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 12 and 19
Thursday, March 12 and 19
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Girly Girlz Pampered Palace
360 Fantasy Lane, Clarksville
www.thepamperedpalace.biz
(888) 348-2475
1007 South Virginia Street, Hopkinsville
www.princessteaparty.biz
FEBRUARY
FEBRUARY
14 SATURDAY FATHER/DAUGHTER VALENTINE TEA PARTY 12:00
p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at L&N Train Station, 10th Commerce Street.
$15/person includes three-course meal. RSVP by February 12th.
MARCH
20 FRIDAY FANCIFUL FAIRIES TEA PARTY 7:00 p.m.
27 FRIDAY SLEEPING BEAUTY TEA PARTY 7:00 p.m.
20 FRIDAY SNOW WHITE TEA PARTY 12:00 p.m.
MARCH
21 SATURDAY FANCIFUL FAIRIES TEA PARTY 12:00 p.m.
28 SATURDAY SLEEPING BEAUTY TEA PARTY 12:00 p.m.
30 MONDAY SPRING BREAK GLAM CAMP 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
through Friday, April 3
Tickets must be purchased in advance to attend all events.
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Clarksville Family
MOMS Club of Clarksville February Calendar
MOMS Club of Clarksville is a chapter of
the international, non-profit group for stay
at home parents to socialize with other
preschoolers and their parents through
activities and playgroups.
11 WEDNESDAY LUNCH BUNCH
2 MONDAY FAMILY DINNER NIGHT OUT
19 THURSDAY MUSEUM DAY
7 SATURDAY HOME DEPOT CHILDREN’S
CLINIC
20 FRIDAY JUMP ZONE
13 FRIDAY SWEET HEART DANCE
16 MONDAY BREAKFAST BUNCH
18 WEDNESDAY DINNER DELIGHT NIGHT
10 TUESDAY SWIMMING AT THE YMCA
24 TUESDAY BOOKS-A-MILLION STORY
TIME
26 THURSDAY MOMS NIGHT OUT
26 THURSDAY LIBRARY OPEN PLAY
*Playgroups, Bunco and Scrapbooking
also meet throughout the month! For more
information on the MOMS Club of Clarksville
call (931) 472-5218 or visit www.geocities.
com/clarksvillemomsclub.
The Roxy Regional Theatre
100 Franklin Street • www.roxyregionaltheatre.org
ALTAR BOYZ
Book by Kevin Del Aguila, Music and
lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick
Walker.
ALTAR BOYZ is a foot-stomping, rafterraising, musical comedy about a fictitious
Christian boy-band on the last night of
their national “Raise the Praise” tour.
The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing
heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark,
Luke, Juan and Abraham. As they perform
their signature hits such as “Rhythm In
Me,” “The Calling,” and “I Believe,” the
Boyz question their loyalty to each other
and ask whether or not faith is really
holding them together. They finally
deliver a message of unity, that “there is
no star as bright as its constellation, no
harmony in a single voice.” February 6, 7,
11, 12, 13, 14*, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28.
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth
An anatomy of the relationship between
ambition and corruption, Macbeth is
one of Shakespeare’s most bloody and
fear-filled tragedies. Often regarded as
archetypal, the play tells of the dangers
of the lust for power and the betrayal of
friends. Based loosely on the historical
account of King Macbeth of Scotland many
superstitions are centered on the belief the
play is “cursed,” referring to it instead as
“The Scottish play.” March 6, 7, 11, 12, 13
and 14*.
**World Premier**
All Quiet On The Western Front
Adapted for the stage by John McDonald
from the novel by Erich Maria Remarque.
A young soldier faces profound
disillusionment in the soul-destroying
horror of World War I. First published
in German in 1929, it sold 2.5 million
copies in twenty-five languages in its first
eighteen months in print. In 1930 the book
was turned into an Oscar-winning movie
of the same name. Now in these uncertain
times of war, All Quiet on the Western
Front will speak to a new generation from
the stage. March 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28*.
Curtain Times
7:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday evenings,
8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings.
*2:00 p.m. matinee on selected Saturday
afternoons. (Program and times are subject
to change.)
Individual Musical Ticket Prices
•$20 adult
•$15 (age 13 and under)
Individual Play Ticket Prices
•$15 adult
•$10 (age 13 and under)
•Group discounts available, call box office for
details
•Student rush $5.00 (every performance
student tickets will go on sale for $5.00 at 5
minutes prior to curtain for remaining seats)
Box-office: (931) 645-7699
Business office: (931) 648-9121
E-mail: [email protected]
Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library
350 Pageant Lane • (931) 648-8826 • www.clarksville.org
Our Foster Grandmother, “Grandma Louise”
is in the Children’s Library most Mondays to
Thursdays to do crafts with the children and,
most importantly, give hugs!
Anime Program
For teens 13-18 years old. 2:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays,
and February 7 and March 7.
Baby and Me lapsit
Infants up to 18 months will enjoy this
program. It brings parents and infants
together in the library and offers them
an opportunity to enjoy a special sharing
time together. Infants sit on their
parent’s lap and interact with them while
enjoying songs, finger plays, and books
designed with babies in mind. No older
children in this program please. 9:30
a.m. Thursdays, February 5 and 12.
Busy Bee’s
Designed for parents or caregivers and
their children from 18 months through three
years old, to be an interactive program for
parent and child. It is important that the
child stay on their parent’s lap, or cuddle
near them during the program. Books with
brightly colored pictures, songs, finger plays,
and music are used to make this time as
rewarding and instructive as possible. No
older or younger children in this program
please. 9:30 a.m. Mondays, February 2 and 9.
Family STORY Time
Featuring stories centered around a
specific theme that will cover a wide range
of ages. Families with children of varied
ages will find this program the ideal way
to enjoy the library together. For all ages.
9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, February 3 and 10.
movement as well as offering the best in
children’s books and storytelling. To help
create an independent learning experience,
children should attend this program alone,
while the parent or caregiver waits in the
Children’s Library. Parents are welcome to
join during the craft or art activity at the end of
the program. 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, February
2 and 9; Tuesdays, February 3 and 10.
PAJAMA Story Time
For the whole family. Come dressed
ready for bed and join us for some great
fun. Program lasts about one-half hour.
7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 5.
FOL (Friends of Library) Board Meeting
4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, February
10 and March 10.
TAB (Teen advisory board) Meeting
For 13-18 year olds. 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, February 12 and March 12.
Four paws for reading
With Tender Paws Association. Come
read with a specially trained therapy dog.
1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 14.
Teen program
For ages 13-18 years old. 5:00 p.m. on
Thursdays, February 19 and March 19.
Just for me story time
Designed for children four and five years
old. We incorporate the use of music and
clarksvillefamily.com
Tween program
For tweens 10 to 12 years old. 4:00 p.m.
on Mondays, February 9 and March 9.
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Coloring Contest Winners!
Ashlynn O’Hare
age 4, Clarksville TN
Ellie Wiggins
age 6, Clarksville TN
Savannah Oberle
age 9, Clarksville TN
Ages
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Ages
9-12
Gage Oberle
age 4, Clarksville TN
Lana Sang
age 6, Clarksville TN
Jenna Deleon
age 10, Clarksville TN
Winners may claim their prizes at either the Governor’s Square Mall or Madison Street
Chick-fil-A location along with an accompanying parent or guardian with valid identification.
Both Chick-fil-A & Clarksville Family Magazine would like to thank all of the
wonderful and talented kids who entered and would like them to know that it
was a VERY difficult decision choosing the winners!
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And last but not least...tune in for next month’s coloring
contest for another chance to win!
Free Kids Meal (4 pack)
with purchase of any
combo meal!
The Original Chicken Sandwich
for over 40 years.
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Coupon not valid with any other offer. One coupon per
person per visit. Redeemable at Governor’s Square Mall
& Madison St. locations in Clarksville. Closed Sundays.
Please use by March 31st, 2009.
Clarksville Family
Free Chargrilled Chicken
Sandwich with the purchase
of a medium fruit cup &
medium drink.
Coupon not valid with any other offer. One coupon per
person per visit. Redeemable at Governor’s Square Mall
& Madison St. locations in Clarksville. Closed Sundays.
Please use by March 31st, 2009.
Yorkshire Terrier
Puppies Available
February
2009
Local, Private Breeder
ages 6-wks to 1-yr
Hilldale Christian Child Care Inc.
A Garden of Learners...
Growing Closer to God
Wee Learn
Christian
Active
Learning Series
Curriculum
NOW ENROLLING!
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Contact Jeanette for more
information at (931) 647-7638
• Ages 6 weeks - 5 yrs.
• M-F 6am - 6pm
• Hands-on learning
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• Weekly chapel time
• Hot lunch & nutritious
snacks provided
Contact Jerelyn Clevenger for additional
information or to reserve your child’s place today!
phone: 931-920-3931
email: [email protected]
www.hilldalecc.org
Hot Potato Kids
CONSIGNMENT
STORE
Spring Hours: Tues & Wed 11-5:00
Thurs 9:30-5:30 • Fri & Sat 9:3:00
(weather permitting)
$5 off
any $30 or more
purchase
Please use by 02/28/09
Cannot combine with other coupon.
Infants to Teens and Maternity too!!
www.hotpotatokids.com
1020 Industrial Dr. Suite 124
Pleasant View, TN
615-746-8880
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Parent Groups
CLARKSVILLE MOMMY’S GROUP
“Nurturing the Nurturer.” The CMG is a new social and
support group for Mommies in and around Clarksville
that are expecting or have a child under the age of 5.
The group is run through a private website which gives
members 24 hour access from the comfort of their own
home to participate in many activities on or off line. The
CMG provides mothers of young children opportunities
to socialize, exchange ideas and participate in activities
that promote personal growth for both mommy and child.
CMG is a non-profit group and is absolutely free. E-mail
[email protected] or call Kamila at (931)
503-0480.
CHARA (Christ-centered Homeschoolers
Applying Righteousness Academically)
CHARA is a support group for those who have chosen to
educate their children at home. Monthly meetings for
parents and children are held the last Monday of each
month at Hilldale Baptist Church Family Life Center,
250 Old Farmers Road. Additional activities are held
throughout the year. For further information visit www.
orgsites.com/tn/chara or e-mail [email protected]
[email protected] (Helping Other Parents Educate
at Home)
An online Christian support group for home schooling
families in the Clarksville/Montgomery County area.
Members have access to info on area activities, coops, classes, small groups and much more. For basic
information and to join visit http://groups.yahoo.com/
group/ClarksvilleAreaHomeSchoolNews/
HOPKINSVILLE SAHM MEETUP GROUP
For information about the Hopkinsville Stay at Home
Moms Meetup Group visit their website at http://sahm.
meetup.com/1943/
LA LECHE LEAGUE OF CLARKSVILLE-FORT
CAMPBELL
Provides information, encouragement and support to
mothers who wish to breast feed their babies. Meetings
are third Wednesdays at Montgomery County public
library, large meeting room, 10:00 a.m. Local LLL leaders
are available to provide information, support and answer
questions: Gini at (931) 906-8946 or Sara at (270) 4392723
MOMS CLUB OF CLARKSVILLE
Come meet other stay at home moms at the MOMS
Club®! The MOMS Club® is an international non-profit,
non-religious, non-political organization specifically
designed to support stay at home moms (including
those that may work part time or have a home based
business). Join us for one of our Open House meetings
the first Friday of every month at 10:00 a.m. at Madison
Street United Methodist Church. Enjoy breakfast while
getting to know more about MOMS Club and meeting
local MOMS. Activities include speakers and discussions,
park days, field trips, cooking club, and activity groups
like playgroups, walking, arts & crafts, and a monthly
MOMS Night Out. We also do service projects for
children and families in our community. Yearly dues are
$20. Most activities are during the day, when moms need
the support most. Children are welcome at all daytime
activities. For more information call (931) 472-5218 or
visit: www.geocities.com/clarksvillemomsclub
M.O.P.S. (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS) —
CLARKSVILLE
MOPS International is an organization for moms who
are expecting or have children ages birth to 5 years
of age. MOPS meets at First Baptist Church downtown,
435 Madison Street, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the
month. Each meeting begins at 9:30 am and childcare is
provided. We will begin our new season on August 28. If
you are interested in joining us for food, fellowship and
fun then contact our 2008-2009 Coordinator, Christine
Ferguson, at [email protected] or (931) 6471364. Also check out our website for more info www.
orgsites.com/tn/mops_fbc
M.O.P.S. (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS) — FT.
CAMPBELL
Join us as we walk this adventure called Motherhood!
Free child watch is available 9:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
MOPS meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at
Memorial Chapel Church on Fort Campbell. Contact Tina
Venditti at (270) 439-2234 for more information.
PARENTS OF MULTIPLES
A support group for parents of twins, triplets and more.
Meets 6:30 p.m. on second Thursdays at Hilldale United
Methodist Church. Call Kelley Corley at (931) 3580127 or e-mail [email protected]ltiples.com, or visit
clarksvillemultiples.com.
PARENTS REACHING OUT
Provides peer counseling and support services. Aims
at long-term preventive health care solutions to families
facing the challenges of a high-risk pregnancy or having
an infant or child in critical care. Call (615) 365-7004.
SHARE (SECULAR HOMESCHOOLERS: ANY
RELIGION, ECLECTIC)
SHARE is a non-religious home school group
for Clarksville and the surrounding areas. All
homeschoolers are welcome to join this group,
regardless of religious beliefs, race, homeschooling
methods, or family lifestyles.
An online support and information network is available as
well as bi-monthly meetings. This group is a community
in which we all play an important role in deciding and
implementing the activities we want for our children. For
membership information please visit: http://groups.
yahoo.com/group/tnSHARE/
TENNESSEE EARLY INTERVENTION SYSTEM (TEIS)
“Growing Together Little by Little.” A voluntary
educational program for families with children ages birth
to three years old with disabilities or developmental
delays. Visit www.tennessee.gov/education/teis or call
(800) 852-7157.
Family Resource Network
ADOPTION & FOSTER
CARE
CARING CHOICES
Caring Choices of Catholic
Charities, 1905 Madison Street, is
a Tennessee state licensed childplacing agency providing supportive
professional counseling services to
those experiencing an unplanned
pregnancy. Open Monday, Thursday
and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
or by appointment. Deasree Williams:
(931) 645-9969 or [email protected]
org.
OMNI VISIONS
INCORPORATED
Omni Visions, 341 Union Street Suite
5, is a multi-state child placement
agency. (931) 906-3779 or www.
omnivisions.com.
PHOENIX HOMES
Phoenix Homes, 1781 Wilma Rudolph
Boulevard, offers treatment foster care
and services. (931) 645-7711, (931)
645-7742 or www.phoenixhomes.org.
YOUTH VILLAGES
Youth Villages, 585 South Riverside
Drive, is a private nonprofit
organization dedicated to helping
emotionally and behaviorally
troubled children and their families
live successfully through innovative,
research-based programs. (931) 5030777 or www.youthvillages.org.
ATHLETICS
BUDDY BALL SPECIAL NEEDS
ATHLETIC LEAGUE
Buddy Ball provides individuals with
a mental or physical disability the
opportunity to play sports, regardless
of their limitations. Buddy Ball helps
individuals learn teamwork and
promotes self-esteem, one of the tools
needed to help overcome the stigma
often associated with a disability.
The Buddy Ball league is aware of
the extra expenses on the families of
disabled children. Because of this,
Buddy Ball does not charge any fees
to participate. We rely entirely on
private donations to operate. (931)
624-7253 or www.buddyball.net.
Clarksville Impact
Soccer Club
Involves participation of children
ages 5-18 in youth sports, specifically
soccer. Impact is a non-profit
organization trying to provide
opportunities to our youth. (931) 3584926, [email protected] or
www.clarksvilleimpact.us.
IRON KNIGHTS YOUTH
WRESTLING CLUB
The Iron Knights Youth Wrestling Club
is starting registration this month. The
wrestling club is open to all boys and
girls starting at age 4. Our season
runs from November through April.
The entire family can get involved as
we are always looking for volunteer
coaches. For more information
contact Jamie at (931) 233-9091, e-mail
eventscoordinator[email protected]
com, or visit us at www.myironknights.
com.
Youth Wrestling
Program
The Hawks youth wrestling program
is taking registrations for boys and
girls ages 7-14. Space will be limited.
Our season runs through April.
We are also looking for volunteer
experienced wrestling coaches. For
more information, please contact
Head Coach—Kevin Patterson at (931)
278-1808 or Assistant Coach—Rafael
Gonzalez at (931) 320-5042.
CHILDBIRTH
& PARENTING
EDUCATION
Nine MONTHS & BEYOND
A comprehensive source for
pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding
and early parenting education and
resources. Offers birth tub rentals,
breastpump rentals, babymoon
vacation and spa packages, and birth
plan consultations. Micky Jones, BS,
CLE, CLD, CHBE, CAPPA Lactation
Educator Trainer at (931) 451-3223 or
ninemonthsandbeyond.com.
GATEWAY HEALTH SYSTEM
Prenatal Classes teach parents-tobe what to expect during childbirth
and how to ease the discomforts of
pregnancy. Classes start the first
Wednesday and Thursday of each
month in the Prenatal Classroom at
7:00 p.m. (931) 502-1010.
Sibling Classes offer brothers- and
sisters-to-be an introduction to sibling
interaction and a tour of the nursery.
Classes the last Saturday of the month
in the Cumberland Room at 10:00 a.m.
(931) 502-1010.
HEALTHY START
Healthy Start is a community outreach
program fostering healthy childhood
growth and development by providing
free support services to first time
parents and their babies. (931) 6453976.
LA LECHE LEAGUE OF
CLARKSVILLE-FORT
CAMPBELL
Meets the third Wednesday of every
month at 10:00 a.m. at the ClarksvilleMontgomery Public Library. All
breastfeeding mothers and mothersto-be interested in breastfeeding are
welcome. Babies are always welcome
at meetings. Local LLL leaders are
available to provide information,
support and answer questions. Gini
at (931) 906-8946 or Sara at (270)
439-2723.
NEW BEGINNINGS FAMILY
BIRTH CENTER
Lactation Services offers a
breastfeeding class for new moms.
The class is held the first Tuesday of
each month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
in the Prenatal Classroom of Gateway
Medical Center. Cost for the class is
$15 ($25 if you wish to receive The
Nursing Mother’s Companion book).
(931) 502-1010.
Lactation Services also rents and sells
breast pumps and nursing supplies.
Jeanette Prine, RN, Certified Lactation
Consultant at (931) 551-1610 or
[email protected]
CHILD CARE
CHILD CARE AWARE
Child Care Aware is a non-profit
initiative committed to helping parents
find the best information on locating
quality childcare and childcare
resources in their community. The
website offers lots of tips on choosing
a child care provider, lots of free
publications for parents, local child
care rates and a Child Care Options
Calculator. www.childcareaware.org.
MID-CUMBERLAND
CHILDCARE RESOURCE AND
REFERRAL
At 1300 Madison Street, provides
childcare free referrals and
information to parents, training and
on-site consultation to childcare
providers, and a lending library full
of resources for the community. (931)
648-3695 or (866) 446-6006.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
CHILD CARE PROVIDERS BY
AREA
At the following links you will find
individual child care providers,
state star quality ratings, capacity,
minimum & maximum age accepted,
hours of operation and transportation
information. (Home based child care
facilities are also listed.)
www.tennessee.gov/humanserv/
childcare/63/37040/
www.tennessee.gov/humanserv/
childcare/63/37042/
www.tennessee.gov/humanserv/
childcare/63/37043/
PARENT INFORMATION
NETWORK
Parents working to keep parents
informed about issues that affect the
community, education and our schools
via a subscriber e-mail network,
clarksvillepin.net.
PROGRESSIVE DIRECTIONS,
INC.
At 1249 Paradise Hill Road, provides
services to developmentally delayed
children and adults. (931) 647-6333 or
www.progressivedirections.com.
CHILD PROTECTION
& DOMESTIC CRISIS
SERVICES
AL-ANON & ALATEEN
Support for families of alcoholics. Call
for more information and meeting
times. Grace Lutheran Church,
clarksvillefamily.com
2041 Madison Street, Joyce at (931)
358-9515; or Ajax Senior Citizens
Building, 953 Clark Street, Kim at (931)
647-0566; or Community Church,
Jack Miller Boulevard & Airport
Road, Kim at (931) 647-0566. www.
middletnalanon.org.
CLARKSVILLE RAPE AND
SEXUAL ABUSE CENTER
At 331 Union Street, Suite B. Office
at (931) 647-3632 or Toll-free Crisis
Hotline at (800) 879-1999.
CREATING HOPE BY
ASSISTING PARENTS
Works with families whose children
are at risk of abuse or neglect. Debra
Maness at (931) 645-9793.
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN’S
SERVICES
At 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 401. (931)
503-3200.
LEGAL AID SOCIETY
At 120 Franklin Street, provides free
legal advice and representation to
eligible clients. (931) 552-6656 or
www.las.org.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
CHILD SUPPORT SERVICE
At 93 Beaumont Street. (931) 5721663.
SAFEHOUSE
Provides a safe shelter, crisis line,
counseling, support groups, referrals
and advocacy, community education
and safety planning for women and
children who are domestic violence
victims. (931) 552-6900.
CHILDREN’S GROUPS
4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
At 1030 Cumberland Heights Road, is
open to all youth ages 9-19. Involves
participation in 4-H through school
clubs, community clubs, special
interest groups, and a variety of
camps. Martin R. Koon Jr. at (931) 6485725 or [email protected]
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
(931) 647-8811, (800) 899-7268 or
www.mtcbsa.org.
GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA
1300 Madison Street, (931) 648-1060
or www.girlscouts.org.
COMMUNITY
OUTREACH
ALL NATIONS BIBLICAL STUDY
CENTER
Offers tuition-free Bible courses to the
community. Spring Semester 2009
lasts through April 30 and registration
is currently open. Course titles
include The General Epistles of the
New Testament, Biblical Backgrounds
Seminar, Understanding the Parables
of Jesus, Koine Greek II and Biblical
Hebrew II. Classes meet for 1-1/2
hours weekly. Six Online audio and
video courses are also offered. Visit
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www.studythescriptures.net or call
(931) 648-8844 for more information,
class schedules, and to register.
APSU Extended education
Develop a new skill, explore a new
idea, learn a new language or seek
a new career with one of the classes
from Austin Peay State University’s
Center for Extended and Distance
Education. Register early and receive
a 10 percent discount on selected
courses. Preregistration is required
for each course. New online classes
start every month. Melony Jones at
(931) 221-7868, [email protected] or
www.ed2go.com/apsu.
ASERACARE HOSPICE
Hospice team provides medical,
emotional and spiritual support
to terminally ill patients and their
families. (931) 551-4100.
CRISIS CALL LINE
Offers crisis intervention, suicide
prevention and referral. (931) 6481000.
HOPE CENTER
A community service branch of the
Family Guidance Training Institute,
Inc., provides a number of community
activities to include summer camps
for seriously emotionally disturbed
children, S.T.E.P. into the Light, a
woman’s holistic wellness group,
Woman’s Share community, M.A.L.E.
(Men Accessing Life Empowerment),
and Tutoring to Success, a tutoring
program for seriously emotionally
disturbed children. The Hope Center
also offers a multitude of workshops
for community organizations. For
further information regarding our
programs, please contact Julee S.
Poole, Ph.D., Program Director at (931)
431-7580 or [email protected]
com.
HOSPICE OF GATEWAY
Interdisciplinary care for terminal
patients and families. (931) 502-1010.
HUMANE SOCIETY OF
CLARKSVILLE-MONTGOMERY
COUNTY
Provides reduced-cost spayingneutering and pet care assistance to
eligible owners; pets for adoption
through foster homes; dog bite
prevention and pet care programs;
and a 24-hour help line. (931) 6488042, [email protected]
or clarksvillehumane.petfinder.org.
JOSEPHINE’S CLOSET
At 325 North Second Street, a ministry
of Hope Pregnancy Center. Provides
children’s clothing sizes newbornsize 12, nothing over $5. Parking and
entrance on back side of HPC. (931)
645-2273.
LATINA ASSOCIATION
A nonprofit organization with the
mission of unifying the Hispanic
community within, and then unifying
them in the community where they
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live, by being the center point of
resources and education to strengthen
family values. English as a Second
Language classes are offered,
in partnership with Adult Basic
Education as well as How to Start Your
Own Business seminars, offered in
Spanish or English, in partnership
with Your Spanish Link and Concept
Training. Donations of any kind are
welcomed. (800) 431-8364 or www.
asociacionlatina.info.
LOAVES AND FISHES
At 215 Foster Street, provides a
hot meal Monday-Saturday 10:30
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Also provides a
distribution center for food donated to
agencies that feed hungry people on
Tuesday and Friday from 1:00 p.m. to
2:00 p.m. (931) 645-9020.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Mid-Cumberland Human Resource
Agency provides group or homedelivered meals to individuals 60 or
older. Volunteers deliver noon meal
Monday-Friday. It only takes an hour
of your time. Beth at (931) 645-5629.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY WIC
CLINIC
1850 Business Park Drive Suite 103.
Provides nutrition education and food
vouchers for women, infants, and
children (up to age five). We offer
breastfeeding education, including a
free monthly class. (931) 551-8777.
The Quest for Authentic
Manhood
Meets Wednesdays 6:00 a.m. to 7:30
a.m. at Highland Ridge, 1601 Old
Russelville Pike. The Quest Men’s
Fraternity is a 24-session study
that focuses on the primary issues
that shape a man’s life. We explore
in depth the biblical concept of
manhood, and finally provide practical
building blocks for any man to use
to construct himself a nobler, more
satisfying manhood. Contact Ryan
Bosler at (931) 801-8562 for more
information.
TENNESSEE REHABILITATION
CENTER AT CLARKSVILLE
At 1241 Highway Drive (adjacent
to the Animal Shelter), a county/
state agency, the TRC provides
counseling, vocational evaluation,
work adjustment, and job placement
services for graduating high school
students and adults with disabilities.
(931) 648-5560.
TWO RIVERS ASSOCIATION
FOR THE EDUCATION OF
YOUNG CHILDREN (TRAEYC)
The new Two Rivers Association for
the Education of Young Children,
TRAEYC, (pronounced tray-see), is
one of the fastest growing affiliates
in the history of the statewide
association. TRAEYC members have
a passion for young children and are
committed to their education. The
Tennessee Counties represented by
TRAEYC are Benton, Dickson, Henry,
Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery
and Stewart. We invite you to join us
in exciting upcoming professional
growth opportunities. Lisa MaddoxVinson, TRAEYC President at (931)
221-7303.
UNITED WAY
At 1300 Madison Street, provides the
leadership to increase the organized
capacity of people to care for one
another. Monitors and provides
support for agencies serving
Clarksville and Fort Campbell, as well
as Montgomery, Houston and Stewart
counties. (931) 647-4291.
COUNSELING,
SUBSTANCE ABUSE &
MENTAL HEALTH
Asperger/autism center
Part of the Family Guidance Training
Institute, 800 Tiny Town Road, serves
children and adolescents with
Asperger and Autism Disorders. The
professionals at the Asperger/Autism
Center recognize the special qualities
these children exhibit and work
to enhance their social, emotional,
and communication abilities with
others. Services include: individual
counseling, group counseling, family
education and counseling, and
psychiatric services. For further
information regarding our programs,
please contact Julee S. Poole, Ph.D.,
Program Director at (931) 431-7580 or
[email protected]
BRADFORD HEALTH SERVICES
Bradford Health Services at 231
Dunbar Cave Road, Suite A, creates
effective and affordable substance
abuse and mental health programs
through a variety of innovative
services. (931) 542-9816.
CENTERSTONE
810 Greenwood Avenue, (931) 9207330.
CENTERSTONE ASSOCIATES
1820 Memorial Circle, (931) 920-7300.
CENTERSTONE AT GATEWAY
Crisis Walk-In Center, Gateway
Hospital at 651 Dunlop Lane, (931)
502-1010.
Institute, Inc. is a 501c3 licensed
community mental health center
and alcohol and treatment facility.
Providers at the center offer quality,
private, compassionate services
to persons who seek emotional
wellness. Therapeutic and psychiatric
services include: assessments,
individual counseling, marriage
and family counseling, group
counseling, supervised visitation,
mental health case management,
and alcohol and drug treatment
and education services. For further
information regarding our programs
please contact Julee S. Poole, Ph.D.,
Program Director at (931) 431-7580 or
[email protected]
HOPE (Homeless Outreach
Partnership and
Empowerment)
For ages 18+ Centerstone’s HOPE
program serves adults with substance
use and/or mental health disorders
who are homeless or at-risk of
becoming homeless and who live in
Clarksville. (931) 920-7300.
LIFESOLUTIONS - ASPIRE &
JOBLINK
611 Eighth Street, (931) 920-7210.
LIFESOLUTIONS RECONNECT
1840 Memorial Drive, (931) 505-0933.
Mental health
cooperative
Provides evidence-based services
including: Child & Family Counseling,
Child Psychiatry and Community
Based Case-Management to children
and adolescents with emotional/
behavioral challenges. Case
managers assist families in their
homes with parenting and behavior
management in addition to linking
them to needed resources in the
community. They also work with
schools, juvenile court and other
professionals as needed. Initial intake
assessments are offered within one
week and at no cost. MHC welcomes
TennCare recipients. Located at 1808
Haynes Street. For more information
or to make a referral please call (931)
645-5440 or visit www.mhc-tn.org.
CENTERSTONE
OAK HILL RESIDENTIAL
FAMILY CENTERED SERVICES
Pastoral Counseling
Center
511 Eighth Street, (931) 920-7200.
901 Martin Street, (931) 503-4600.
The family guidance
training institute, inc.
800 Tiny Town Road. Committed to
positively impacting the lives of our
community’s children, youth and
their families. We recognize the
enormity and diversity of need in
our community and have responded
with a variety of programs that range
from prevention and development,
to early intervention, to reduction of
recidivism. Family Guidance Training
Clarksville Family
118 Union Street, (931) 647-8257.
The Pastoral Counseling Center at
516 Madison Street, is a ministry
of professional care dedicated to
healing and growth in human life
and relationships. In partnership
with local congregations the centers
are committed to providing clinical
and education services to all who
need these services. When you or
someone you love is troubled by
depression, marital or relationship
problems, substance abuse, or a
vague sense that your life is adrift,
we can help. Professional support
is available with fees based on your
ability to pay. (931) 648-9009 or www.
pastoralcounselingctrs.org.
REGIONAL INTERVENTION
PROGRAM
404 Pageant Lane, (931) 920-2347 or
(931) 920-2348.
VIVIAN HOUSE
125 Vivian Street, (931) 920-7235.
WEEMS ACADEMY
812 Greenwood Avenue, (931) 9207370.
SUPPORT GROUPS
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS’
SUPPORT GROUP
Meetings are the first Thursday of
each month at 6:30 p.m. at Clarksville
Montgomery County Public Library
and the third Wednesday of each
month at 9:00 a.m. at the Senior
Citizen’s Center at 953 Clark Street.
Patsy Shell at (931) 648-1884.
Army Community Service
At 5661 Screaming Eagle Boulevard,
Fort Campbell, “Family Readiness” is
the state soldiers, spouses and family
members proactively prepare for,
and in which they are able to cope
with mobilization, deployments and
prolonged separations. To prepare,
soldiers (both active and reserve
components) and their families
attend classes and receive written
instructional materials on subjects
such as how to prepare a will, how to
establish and manage a household
budget, how to communicate
with children of various ages, and
how to maintain communication
with the rear detachment of the
deployed unit. (270) 798-0609,
[email protected]
or www.fortcampbellmwr.com/ACS/
familyReadiness.htm.
AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP
Donna Richardson at (931) 503-2315.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
GROUP
Anyone enduring grief and loss
issues is invited to attend. Meetings
are free to the public and held in
the conference room of Asera Care
Hospice, 1539 Ashland City Bypass.
(931) 551-4100.
Madison Street. For more information
call Melba Dowdy at (931) 552-1486 or
Mary Nell Wooten at (931) 647-8904.
or information e-mail Sharee at
[email protected] or call
the chaplain’s office at (270) 798-8777.
CLARKSVILLE OSTOMY
SUPPORT
Tenderpaw’s therapy
group
A local support group for people who
have undergone ileostomy, colostomy,
urostomy or who suffer from Crohn’s
disease or other diseases of the
bowel. Support for Ostomy Patients
meets in the Cumberland Room the
third Sunday of the month at 2:00 p.m.
(931) 551-1530.
CLARKSVILLE PARENT
SUPPORT GROUP
At Emmanuel Life Center, 301 Fairview
Lane, sponsored by Tennessee Voices
for Children, a place for parents/
caretakers and family members of
children ages 0-23 who experience
emotional, behavioral, and mental
health issues to receive help. Meets
monthly (3rd Thursday of the month).
Childcare is provided but call to
verify. Monica Causey at (931) 8010895 or (800) 670-9882.
Food Allergy Support
Group
Do you, a family member, or a friend
have food allergies? Would you or
someone you know be interested in
attending a support group for food
allergies right here in Clarksville?
Then visit www.TNFoodAllergies.Web.
officelive.com for information and for
all your food allergy resources. Or
contact Mindy at [email protected]
aol.com or (931) 561-4800.
Tenderpaw’s Pet Therapy Group
meets at 10:00 a.m. the first Saturday
of the month in the Legacy Room of
Gateway Medical Center. To have
your pet screened call Kathy at (931)
553-8959.
WARRIORS OF HOPE
A place to share the journey of
life after breast cancer. Meets the
2nd Wednesday evening of each
month. Jennifer at (931) 624-5400 or
[email protected]
Some of the information
included in the Network
and Parent Groups
was obtained through
community and Internet
sources. We apologize
for any errors. If you find
any corrections or would
like to have your group’s
information included
for free call (931) 3382739 or e-mail [email protected]
clarksvillefamily.com.
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GRIEF & LOSS
The parish nurses of Grace Lutheran
and Sango United Methodist churches
offer a twelve week class for adults
who are grieving the loss of a loved
one. Grace Lutheran at (931) 647-6750
or Sango United Methodist Church at
(931) 358-2552.
MENDED HEARTS, INC.
Supports heart disease and heart
surgery patients and their families.
Meets in the Tennessee Room at
Gateway Health System every third
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. (931) 502-1010.
NAMI (National Alliance
of the Mentally Ill)
Support group meets at First Church
of the Nazarene, 150 Richview Road,
the 4th Monday of every month at 7:00
p.m. Bertha at (931) 216-3590 or www.
nami.org.
Clarksville Montgomery
County Multiple Sclerosis
Support Group
Parents helping parents
A local support group for Multiple
Sclerosis patients, family members
and caregivers in the day to day
management of M.S. Activities include
guest speakers, up to date medical
news, advances in finding a cure for
M.S., and open forum discussions.
Meets the third Tuesday of each month
(September through May) at 7:00
p.m. at First Christian Church, 516
A bereavement support group for
any person who has ever loved and
lost a baby or child. You can expect
compassion, support and useful
information to help you through this
time of grief. Held the first Monday
of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00
p.m. in classroom 2 off the “A” lobby
at Blanchfield Army Community
Hospital, Ft. Campbell. The group is
open to the community. For directions
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Meets every Sunday at 9:00am & 10:45am
at North East High School across from the Great Escape Movie Theatre
(931) 802-8ONE