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  1. 1. YMCA Program Helps Cancer May 1 - 15, 2009 Survivors Return to “Normal” by Nancy W. Brown 2 Real Estate Tooday Breast cancer treatment often leaves women with 3 Interior Design limited range of motion, lack of energy, and a need to feel in control and normal again. Recognizing this, 4 Calendar of Events the After Breast Cancer program was started 10 years ago at the Cool Springs YMCA and has since grown 5 Sudoku to serve several other locations. It is now centralized at the Maryland Farms facility. 5 Consumer Tips Better known as the ABC Program, it has served hundreds of women in Middle Tennessee, addressing 6 BOOST Your Life the “mind, body, spirit” issues that are a part of the YMCA motto. Funded by the annual We Build People 6 Help! I’m Shrinkin’ giving campaign, the program is free of charge to all participants. Dr. Steve Olivas Physical therapists who are also specialists in 7 Hickman Happenings lymphedema — swelling of the arm that is a common side effect of cancer treatment — are available to The After Breast Cancer program provides access to group exercise classes 8 Lifestyles provide education on the prevention and treatment such as this one, as well as individual sessions with a personal trainer who Continued on page 8 is Pink Ribbon certified 10 Boomer’s 11 Mommy Talk The Exchange Club of Bellevue’s Benefit a huge success! 12 Bright Spots with Sawrie Becker Event held at Chaffin’s Barn benefited Exchange Club Family Center 12 Councilman’s Corner Charlie Tygard The Exchange Club of Bellevue held their 2nd annual Reverse Draw benefit on April 20th and raised $15,000 13 Green 101 to benefit area nonprofits. The event, sponsored in part by Chaffin’s Barn, was a fundraiser for the Exchange 14 Take Your Best Shot Club Family Center in Nashville. The Family Center Kaye Ivanoff, RN helps raise awareness for child abuse prevention and neglect with parent education, in-home counseling, 15 From the School Board supervised visits and safe exchange. they work primarily Alan Coverstone with families who are considered at risk of abuse and Judge Vic Lineweaver is presented his evening’s prize by neglect, but they extend services to any person who 16 COUPONS !!! Charlie Tygard, at-Large Metro Councilman - a starched has a sincere interest in strengthening his or her family bathrobe. Must be for Casual Fridays in the courtroom! Continued on page 13
  2. 2. 2 Real Estate Today Buyers beware……is the end in sight for the real estate market? by Karen Roach estate market should be on the upswing before the economy Soar purposefully The existing sales full recovers, but as forecast Soar confidently numbers are improving the prices might not rebound b y a n d l a rg e . N e w this year. Therefore, potential home sales are still not buyers need to be aware that great, but that is from the window is closing and when the massively excessive sales begin to rise, so will the speculative construction prices of homes. builders engaged in until Most professional in the real 2005. Realtors from all estate business believe that the parts of the country are price issue will linger on. One back in the game. That reason for this is because some Call for a tour today! means realtors are seeing multiple sales and more offers on their buyers are not yet convinced that the bottom is here. But buyers listings. beware……the dynamics of the real • Ages 3 - 8th grade 6021 Cloverland Drive • SACS & AMS Accredited Most of the real estate business is estate market can quickly turn. So don’t Brentwood, Tennessee 37027 • Multi-age Classes coming in the lower price homes. They be a buyer who is in danger of watching p (615)833-3610 • Foreign Language from age 3 might be distressed property or from first the train leave the station. • Art / Music / PE / Drama f (615)833-3680 time home buyers. Of course first time If you have any questions or need • Aftercare / Summer Programs home buyers are entering the market with information on buying or selling a home low interest rates, attractive prices and in this market or would like to know what the $8,000 tax credit from the stimulus your home is worth, please contact me www.montessoriacad.org package. Forecast in the real estate market at 615.495.9934 or via email at Karen@ Soar academically is for prices to continue to lag. The real AvenueRealEstate.com. Calling All Volunteers, Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The 2008 Bellevue Picnic was a huge success, due in part to the huge volunteer effort put forth by the many people who gave of their time during the whole day event. You don’t have to be a Chamber member to offer your assistance with parking, setup/ tear down, assisting vendors or some of the other items that the Chamber may need help with during the event. If you can help during the day, even for a couple of hours, please contact Karen Johnson by phone: 615.977.6721 or via email: johnsonkareny@gmail.com Booths still available! If you are interested in obtaining one of the last remaining booths please go to the Bellevue Chamber website www.thebellevuechamber.com and click on picnic on the main page for booth information. You may also contact the chamber directly by calling 615.662-2737. The 2009 Bellevue Picnic is May 16th, 2009 all day at Red Caboose Park - you can’t miss it!
  3. 3. 3 Interior Design Outdoor Spaces By Bohnne Jones, CID to take the outdoor Certified Interior elements. Fabrics Decorator such as Sunbrella are making a name INTERIORS for themselves in by Decorating Den the outdoor furniture industry. Lighting is also The line between indoors a very important and outdoors continues to aspect to creating blur as many of us want to an inviting outdoor take our indoor comforts space. Whether and solitude outdoors… This it comes from process is becoming more landscape lighting, overhead realistic as many manufacturers of lighting, ceiling fans or decorative home products, develop more and side lighting; be sure you are more appliances, furniture, lighting incorporating various types of and accessories that can be used lighting in your outdoor space indoors or out. just as you would in your indoor People are driven to find peaceful spaces. Developing a creative sanctuaries as a prescription for lighting plan can help you create a our stressful lives. Outdoor patios space with increased ambiance and and porches are becoming more functionality. sophisticated and refined and are Remember to create a space that becoming a living extension of the is “perfect” for you and your needs indoor spaces. and then sit back and enjoy it! Outdoor furniture has evolved a long way from the folding, vinyl For your own personal decorator, strap versions we grew up with, to contact INTERIORS by Decorating beautiful pieces made of teak, steel, Den at 800-DEC-DENS or rattan, and wicker. Many pieces www.decoratingden.com look just like indoor furniture Making the world more beautiful, one but are constructed and designed room at a time. DENISE FULL CUSTOM SERVICE. PERFECT FIT. TEL 615.225.7066 www.custom tbookkeeping.com FAX 615.662.3641 Advanced Certi ed QuickBooks® ProAdvisor
  4. 4. 4 Nashville. May 8 Fun one day Addicted to Bring your whole family for music and nature-related fun Men’s Tennis: NCAA Regional and games. Clowns, hikes, arts and crafts, face painting, Decorating workshop and a fabulous silent auction are just a few of the highlights. Vanderbilt University 2 2 0 1 We s t E n d Av e n u e , Families may pack their own picnic or purchase picnic May 9th or June 13th lunches during the event. This event is free and open to Nashville Hurry, not much time left to register for this awesome the public with a suggested donation of $5 per person up to -------------------------------- one day class! Put on by Carol Bass, Master Decorator, Wo m e n ’s G o l f : N C A A $20 per family. Reservations are not required for this event. this class will be held at Brentwood Holiday Inn on May Cost: Suggested donation $5/child or $20/family Regionals 9 or June 13. There is a morning class and an advanced afternoon class - or you can attend both and receive a 30% -------------------------------- Vanderbilt University discount for the whole day! Cinco De Mayo Festival & 5K Fun Run 2 2 0 1 We s t E n d Av e n u e , Please visit www.addictedtodecorating.com 5:00 pm Nashville, TN 37235 Seating is limited and tickets are going fast! ICON in the Gulch , 600 Twelfth, Nashville, TN 37203 Contact: Travis Young For more info, call 888.800.7507 or visit www. Event Details at Active.com addictedtodecorating.com. May 10 May 2 - 3 Wo m e n ’s L a c r o s s e N C A A Tuesdays at the Cottage, a nondenominational bible study, Tournament Bill Goodman’s Gun & Knife Show of the May 16th is Pirate Invasion. This will be my will now have two study times available for women – Vanderbilt University 8:00am and 9:30am, both on Tuesdays. Tuesdays at the TN State Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Avenue, Nashville first Renfest, so I am not sure about where to meet. 2201 West End Avenue, Nashville. Cottage meets every Tuesday at The Cottage Café, 162 Guns of all kinds, Shotguns, Rifles, Handguns. Holsters and The safest bet would be to say in the parking lot close Belle Forest Circle, in Bellevue. Each study lasts one Gun Cases. Gun Parts and Manuals. Ammo and Reloading to the gates around 2 PM. Tickets are 18.00 for a 1 day hour and is open to anyone. The 9:30am study will Equipment. Modern & Custom knives. Knife Sharpening. May 11 adult pass and 16.00 if purchased in advance. PLEASE begin on April 21st. Childcare is available for $5.00, Military & Civil War items, Camouflage and Hunting Gear. Storytime READ These meetups are put together so that members courtesy of Stay ‘N Play in Bellevue and is free for any Gun Repairs and Gunsmith on-site. CCW Training and Toddlers (age 3 and under) can meet other photographers and share ideas and have first-timers to the study. Reservations are not needed. Classroom Information.Event details at TechWeb.com Barnes & Noble Booksellers fun shooting. While most everyone is willing to share The studies are ongoing and can be visited at anytime. their knowledge of photography, PLEASE understand Cool Springs, 1701 Mallory Lane For more information, please contact Lisa Kinakin at May 5 that this is NOT a PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS! Come to Brentwood 615 456-2653 the meetups - Ask Questions - Make Friends and most Tuesdays for Tots: May 615-377-9979 importantly HAVE FUN doing what you love to do. 10:00 am (repeats weekly on Tuesdays until May 26, 2009) Thanks, Donna Call or Text 615-337-5149 May 2 Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum May 12 ---------------- 59th Annual Strawberry Festival 1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville. Nashville Sounds vs. Reno Aces Bob the Builder Live Chamber of Commerce, Lebanon, TN Event details at nowplayingnashville.com! Vanderbilt University 11:00 am A celebration of small town life with hayrides, ice cream, -------------------------------- 2201 West End Avenue TN Perf Arts Ctr Andrew Jackson Hall exhibits, food vendors, and delicious strawberries. Links Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Exhibit: Art Through the Eyes Nashville, TN 37235 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37219 Event details at TNVacation.com! of Autism ------------------------------- 36.1652528 -86.781613 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Nashville Children’s Theatre Spring Festival May 14 more info at ticketmaster.com Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt Men’s Baseball vs. Tennessee 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Saturday) 2201 West End Avenue, Nashville Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton Street, This exhibit showcases visual artists with autism living in 6:00 pm May 22 Nashville. 36.1550316 -86.769017 Middle Tennessee. The presentation is co-sponsored by the Hawkins Field Hansel and Gretel 2600 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville 9:30 am A free family event featuring a number of entertainers. Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, the Autism Society of Middle There will be performances on an outdoor stage, as well Tennessee, and VSA Arts Tennessee. Nashville Public Library as other activities and food vendors. Expected participants: Lain York, Preparator May 16 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219. Event details Bill Crosby Music, Playing by Air, Youth Speaks, Nashville Gretchen Herbert, Arts Coordinator Tennessee Renaissance Festival at nowplayingnashville.com! Symphony, Howard Pink and his Musical Garden Hoses 2:00 pm and Nashville Public Library’s Wishing Chair Productions May 23 May 7 From the Tennessee RenFest web site. Travel back to Enjoy this fun afternoon either before or after you attend 16th Century England. Our Village of Covington Glen YMCA Harnessing the Power of Prayer NCT’s production of Still Life with Iris. In case of poor comes alive with the bustle of a weather, Spring Festival events will be moved inside. 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Renaissance Marketplace. Over ---------------------------------- Sommet Center - 501 Broadway, Nashville. 60 skilled Artisians from all over Arrington Vineyards and Winery Event details at nowplayingnashville.com! the country display their wares 6211 Patton Road, Arrington, TN 37014 -------------------------------- from silks to swords, gems to Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a bottle of our wine and take Viva Victoria! The Plants and Gardens of the Victorian jewels. Flavors, aromas and in a relaxed evening of music. Feel free to listen casually Era tastes of specialty foods and as you catch up with friends and family here at the rolling 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Thursday) drinks greet the festival-goer. hillsides of Arrington Vineyards. Tables are available on Belmont Mansion, Nashville, TN Hear the sounds of Renaissance a first come, first serve basis, but feel free to bring your musicians and merrymakers In addition to hearing noted guest speakers Ben Page and own blanket or outdoor folding chairs. as they echo through the trees. Troy Marden, each attendee reserving tickets in advance Color, movement, and peals of -------------------------------- will receive a gift bag. A light Victorian-themed tea and laughter welcome those who Warner Parks Children’s Picnic self-guided tours of the Mansion will also be available. thrill to the challenges of Games 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (Saturday) Cost $20/Ticket of Skill and Man-Powered Rides. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Highway 100, The the theme for the weekend
  5. 5. 5 Through May 27th Ongoing Event: Consumer Tips Walking Wednesdays 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Bellevue Chamber Monthly Luncheon Meeting with Vanderbilt University Guest Speaker 2201 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37235 Quick Porch Every 3rd Thursday of the Month Join Health Plus for eight weeks of 30 minute walks each Location: The Meadows Wednesday. Meet at the Medical Center North shuttle 8044 Coley Davis Rd, Nashville, TN 37221 drop-off at noon, rain or shine (if it rains we walk in the 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM tunnels). Two groups will be led by Health Plus each week, one for fast paced walkers and one for slower walkers. Saturday, May 16 32nd Annual Bellevue Community Picnic Bellevue’s Red Caboose Park 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM Contact Lori Cowan at 343-6576 with questions. No pre- registration required. -------------------------------- The Civil War and Reconstruction Decorating Guide Special Grand Marshal is Joe Elmore, Host of the Emmy Tennessee State Museum Award Winning “Tennessee Crossroads” Ongoing by Dave and Mary Morris Tickets: Free Admission Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am- 5:00pm, Sunday. 1:00pm-5:00pm Tennessee State Nashville Shores Water Park - Summer Season Museum 505 Deaderick Street Nashville, TN 37243 We get asked often the 10:00 am -------------------------------- question “What can I do Nashville Shores The First Tennesseans 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage to decorate my porch Tennessee State Museum Plus unlimited fun for everyone… new attractions and without a lot of effort?” Ongoing special events … Rides & Slides, Dive-In Movies, Decorating a porch is much Character Breakfasts, Spider-Man, Transformers, Purina Prehistoric Indian cultures existed in Tennessee through Incredible Dog Show, fireworks … plus the water park four evolving periods, beginning about 15,000 years like decorating any room for kids … lake cruises and music for adults … jet-ski ago, peaking between 800 and 1650 A.D. with the of your home. Think color, and pontoon boat rentals … and kayaks, mini-golf, Mississippian people, and ending with the ascendancy of theme, and focal point and such modern tribes as the Cherokee and Chickasaw. The volleyball, horseshoes and more for all ages. Cost - purpose. $24.95 +tax/General (48” and taller) - [$22.95 +tax museum even has a display of bones from a mastodon online]. $17.95 +tax/Junior (47” and shorter) & Senior that roamed Tennessee 10,000 years ago.Tickets: Free Color: You can do an (55+) - [same online] Free/Children ages 2 and under $5/ Admission Tennessee State Museum 505 Deaderick Street amazing decorating job Parking per vehicle Nashville, TN 37243 just by using color. Where conversation starter. -------------------------------- to start? Try the front door. The Purpose: How will you use ONGOING EVENTS Live Lunch at Stillwaters Cafe front door can also serve as a focal your porch the most? Will it be Enjoy an evening of professional baseball! Stillwaters Cafe 1207 Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN 37207 point or it can be used to telegraph a gathering place for relaxing in Nashville Sounds LIVE LUNCH at Stillwaters features LIVE JAZZ every the color scheme for the rest of the the evening? Perhaps you want a Herschel Greer Stadium Tuesday and Thursday from noon until 2 pm for lunch porch. place to listen to music or share an 534 Chestnut Street, Nashville, TN 37203 Cost: In Advance: $6/General Admission, $10/Reserved patrons. Featuring a variety of local artists including John Theme: Most of us have at least intimate glass of wine? Will you Birdsong, Jerry Krahn, Chris Kent and Mel Deal . be entertaining on your porch or do Gameday: $8/General Admission, $12/Reserved For more information, call 329-3207 some type of look we’d like for our Visit www.nashvillesounds.com porch: country, Victorian, Southern, you want to create a private nook ------------------------------ c o n t e m p o r a r y, s o u t h w e s t e r n , for reading or writing? Knowing eclectic, etc. Or perhaps you want how you will use your porch will help you select the right furniture Sudoku Answers on page 6 a seasonal look depending on the time of year. The theme will help determine the furniture and accessories you will to decorate your porch. and accessories. Porch decorating need not be difficult. It’s a great space, no matter the size, to create both Focal point: A focal point can functionality and curb appeal. Have be anything from the front door fun with it and see what you can itself or perhaps a wicker table, create! chairs, and colorful table cloth. Or, it could be beautiful hanging Dave and Mary Morris are the creators baskets, a work of art (painting or of http://www.front-porch-ideas-and- sculpture), or perhaps a favorite more.com. Check out their site for a free rocker or swing. Your porch focal Porch Decorating Guide. point should also serve as a great
  6. 6. 6 Help! I’m Shrinkin’ Puzzle Solution I Feel for You from By Dr. Steve Olivas ability can have all kinds of kooky Page 5 Whenever an awful energy whenever they see somebody else crime bubbles into our hurt, or wronged, awareness, like the or victimized. For Craigslist Killer (Philip those people, they Markoff), folks feel a are consumed by the need to understand the BOOST Your Life pain of others because mind of a murderer. I they have a harder don’t think I could paint a time differentiating complete picture in a short A healthier, fitter themselves from the column, but I’ll address world around them. one facet of the equation: Again, part nature, empathy. In other words, part nurture. why do some of us feel for others while others Regardless of YOU — START feel absolutely nothing for those around them. r e l a t i v e c a p a c i t y, each of us HAS these strength training! regions in our brain, and therefore To begin, empathy has a nature and a we all have potential for empathy. nurture component. First, the biology. Then comes the nurture piece to the Each of us has a certain capacity for puzzle… empathy when we are born. It’s like If you come from a place where you intelligence… we all are born with never bond with a caregiver, your By Tarik Ramusovic muscles can help keep blood sugar levels an empty “cup.” Some of us have a ability to form relationships grows in check, which in turn helps prevent or bigger cup, some a smaller cup. The more and more dim. Too, your ability control type 2 diabetes and helps burn cup represents how much potential to empathize seems to have a critical If you’ve never lifted weights in your more fat at the same time. So, strong we have. period. In other words, if you don’t get life — and many people haven’t — why muscles also enhance weight control. However, how much we fill the cup empathy by a certain age (which seems should you start now? The answer is depends on our environment as we to be very young), it is extraordinarily simple: Muscle tissue, bone density, and On the other hand, weak muscles hasten the loss of independence as everyday grow up. Some people with tremendous difficult to establish one later in life. strength all dwindle over the years. So, potential only have a few droplets too, does muscle power. These changes activities — such as walking, cleaning, Now… a lack of empathy doesn’t shopping, and even dressing — become sprinkled into their cup; their volume is predispose a person toward being a open the door to accidents and injuries that can compromise your ability to lead an more difficult. They also make it harder to wasted. Other people may not have as murderer. It is a necessary component, balance your body properly when moving big of a cup to start off with, but they but not a sufficient one. A killer will independent, active life. Strength training have a waterfall cascading into it – they is the most effective way to slow and or even standing still, or to catch yourself also have rage. They typically come if you trip. The loss of power compounds fill it to its max, and they hit the peak from some pretty awful place – some possibly reverse much of this decline. this. Perhaps it’s not so surprising that, by of their capability. sort of abuse or neglect or an actively Having smaller, weaker muscles doesn’t age 65, one in three people reports falls. Empathy is similar. The parts of the addicted parent or something BAD in just change the way people look or move, Because bones also weaken over time, brain that allow us to feel pain – both their upbringing. but muscle loss affects the body in many one out of every 20 of these falls ends in pain in ourselves AND reading it in ways. Strong muscles pluck oxygen and When you combine the rage stirred fracture, usually of the hip, wrist, or leg. other people - are called the anterior nutrients from the blood much more by a painful upbringing, a genetic The good news is that the risk of these insula and the anterior cingulate cortex efficiently than weak ones. That means any predisposition toward limited empathy, problems can be reduced by an exercise (YIKES!). Anyway, the potential (or, and a lack of bonding with a caregiver, activity requires less cardiac work and puts and fitness routine that includes strength capacity) of these regions is genetically less strain on your heart. Strong muscles the recipe for trouble is complete. training. Start your strength training determined. You always hear that are better at sopping up sugar in the blood routine with a help and leadership of the women have more empathy than men? Incidentally, the worst combination is and helping the body stay sensitive to coaches at the Boost FitClub in Bellevue, Well, some of that is biologically psychopathology plus high intelligence insulin (which helps cells remove sugar NOW! determined. – these are the people who learn to hide from the blood). In these ways, strong it. Dangerous folks… By the way, your brain can tell the difference between pain in yourself and The complete recipe is a bit more complicated, but this is a good primer For more information or questions about this article visit pain in others. But the same general to begin understanding how some www.boostfitclub.com or call 615.662.8989. region in the brain lights up when we people can go haywire. Stay careful, hit our own thumb with a hammer, or watch somebody else hit their thumb. and don’t screw up our kids! In other words, pain is pain is pain… but we have to be able to differentiate You may email Steve for our pain from that of others. questions or comments at dr.steve.o@hotmail.com As an aside, folks without this
  7. 7. 7 Hickman Happenings If you think there’s nothin’ baked goods, jams and jellies, jewelry Free physical exams for students intending happenin’ in Hickman County…. and other wares. Oh, and by the way, the to participate in varsity sports at HCHS and listen up!! prices are not bad at all. Maybe I’ll see HSMS in the 2009-1010 school year will be you there! given on May 2 from 7 – 10 a.m. at Hickman Also on May 1st is the Seventh Annual County Middle School. By Colleen Ray Grinder’s Switch Walking Horse Classic, Please plan to donate blood at the When I sit down to write this column I sponsored by the Centerville Lions Club. American Red Cross Bloodmobile to be held tend to struggle with how to start and how The event, held at the Maury County at Twomey Church of Christ on Thursday, to add a personal touch to the events, but Park in Columbia will begin at 6 p.m. and May 7 from 12:30 to 5:30 pm. Donate and then somehow it all seems to come out will feature 28 classes of horsemanship you might be the lucky winner of tickets to okay. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t and pageantry. Admission is only $5 the upcoming May 16th Billy Joel/Elton think that talent has much to do with it, with children 12 and younger free. Your John concert in Nashville. I’m in!! but rather that we have so many wonderful admission will go to assist the Lions in the The Centerville Garden Club will host its at the second annual Hickman County Walk things going on in this county, that it just all many services and programs they provide annual plant sale at the River Park on Friday, for Lupus Now which will be held on May seems to come together. We are an active to our community as well as the monetary May 8th from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Flowers, 9th at 8:30 am at the Jerry Dixon Walking community with many talents, gifts and contributions they provide to different grasses, vegetables, houseplants and ground Trail at River Park. Sheriff Randal Ward is interests. Thanks everyone, you make my organizations. covers will be available, along with crafts life a little easier and I appreciate y’all! the honorary chair. For more information Concessions will be available. and baked goods. Some available plants call Willene Keith at 729-9388. One of my favorite things in spring and The Spring into the Arts Fair, sponsored will be offered from members’ own gardens. summer is the Centerville Farmers Market Donations of crafts, bird houses, bird feeders Mother’s Day is May 10th, so how ‘bout by the Hickman County Arts and Crafts some one or two word traits about your and it starts up again this Friday, May 1st! and baked goods will gladly be accepted. Guild will be held on May 2 from 8 a.m. Mother that make her special. Email me Each week on Tuesday and Friday from 7 Come share the knowledge of these gifted to 4 p.m. at the East Hickman Community at raynbow53@bellsouth.net and give me a.m. to 1 p.m., you can go down to River gardeners and help them continue to beautify Center and Buford McCord Memorial Park your name, your Mother’s name and what it Park and purchase fresh grown produce and improve areas throughout our town with in Lyles. Contact Betty Meadows at 670- is about her that makes her so special! God and vegetables from local farmers. You’ll your purchase. 3836 or Norbert Comtois at 729-0154 for Bless you and I’ll be talking to ya’ll! also find other vendors with homemade more information. Plan to get your exercise for a good cause Hickman County’s An Invitation One Student Athletes of the Week Week Pass Restrictions Apply Hickman County High School East Hickman County High School Phillip Andrè Jenkins Phillip is a senior at Hickman Elysse Junkins A senior at East Hickman County High School, Elysse will graduate 6th in her class Take Your County High School and will with a 3.89 GPA. She played receive his honors diploma, volleyball for her junior and placing 6th in his class. He was recognized as Highest Lifter in senior years and basketball for the 1000 lb Iron Man Club, served all four years in high school, as captain of the football team, but was voted All District in and was an All-Region Player. both sports for her junior and Phillip was offered a football senior years by the district Out on us! scholarship to both Lambeth and coaches. Elysse will attend Bethal Universities, but plans to Austin Peay in the fall and attend Baylor University where will major in nursing. She is he also received a scholarship, and will major in BioChemical Engineering. He was also recognized in the Who’s Who in a Student Council Representative, a member of the Beta Foreign Language, has received Highest Academic Awards, Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. as well as All-Region Academic Awards. 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  8. 8. 8 YMCA Program Helps Lifestyles Cancer Survivors Return to “Normal” Maintaining Fences and Continued from page 1 in group exercise classes, including yoga, Gates a Smart Move tai chi, pilates, Zumba, sculpt and water of the condition. They also work with Good fences really can make good exercise. “The ABC program is basically participants after surgery to help them neighbors and neighborhoods. When a free 16-week membership that gives regain range of motion as quickly as was the last time you inspected fences, participants full access to the Y,” explains possible. gates and gate hardware around your Ashley Harold, director of volunteer property to ensure they’re still in Once their range of motion is in the services at Maryland Farms YMCA. good working condition? normal range, participants can work ABC members may also take advantage with personal trainers who are Pink Ignoring fence and gate maintenance of nutrition counseling by a registered Ribbon certified. This means they have can be extremely costly. Taking dietician. Most are interested in the completed a two-day course covering the measures that will help protect your “defensive eating” tips developed to help anatomy and physiology of breast cancer home, property, children and pets is prevent a cancer recurrence by focusing and best practices for helping survivors inexpensive, quick and easy to do. on healthy food choices, but weight regain strength, flexibility and cardiac loss and control is still the number one Fences help protect children from endurance. requested service. danger, keeping toddlers out of “My trainer gave me the confidence and swimming pools or keeping them A monthly educational meeting provides encouragement I needed to make exercise in the yard, away from busy traffic. a venue for peer support in a social setting, a habit,” says one ABC participant. “I was Fences can help keep your own as well as bringing timely information afraid I’d injure myself, but she helped me pets in your yard, and other animals to those attending. It is held on the first start slowly and build up both my strength out. They can reduce your liability Tuesday of every month at the Cool and endurance. I feel like I’m in control by preventing injuries to uninvited Springs YMCA on Seaboard Lane. of my body again, and I’m in better shape guests on your property, or damage or For more information about the ABC injury caused by escaped pets. than I was before my diagnosis!” program, contact Nancy Brown or Ashley Breast cancer survivors can also join Fencing around the home is Harold at 373-2900. especially vulnerable to weather- related damage, including rust. Ground products. D&D Technologies latches and freezing and thawing, wind and general hinges are adjustable, self-lubricating and abuse can damage the gate, affecting include stainless steel mounting hardware. alignment. They require little maintenance and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. “An important spring and summer home improvement project should be “Common gravity latches and hinges are ensuring that your fences and gates are inexpensive and function fine when new,” functioning properly and are protected Paterson says. “However, as soon as rust from rust, a destructive force that can sets in or gates move out of alignment, render gate hardware useless,” says these latches and hinges no longer close Jim Paterson, senior vice president of without manual assistance.” D&D Technologies, which manufactures It’s simple to install new hardware and gate hinges and latches made of ultra- doing so can update the look of your gates strong engineering polymers. “In our and enhance the effectiveness of your gate research, we found that when homeowners and fencing. consider their fencing “Aluminum, vinyl or wood needs, rusty metal fencing can protect against rust gate hardware that on the fence itself,” Paterson no longer functions says, “but the hardware must still properly was their be rust-free and adjustable to No. 1 concern. Most ensure the gate will be in working homeowners are not order.” aware that rust-free and adjustable gate D&D Technologies hardware hardware, such D&D’s is now available through fencing hinges and latches, is contractors, on-line, and under available.” the Stanley or National Hardware brand name at many hardware Rusty metal hinges and home improvement stores. and latches or gate See www.ddtechglobal.com, email info@ misalignment can lead to gates that no ddtechusa.com or call (800) 716-0888, longer close securely, rendering them ext. 292 for more details or to find a ineffective. Most of these problems retailer near you. can be easily solved by replacing the gate hardware with rust-free, adjustable Courtesy of ARAcontent
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