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  1. 1. Microtel Inn & Suites Is May 16 - 31, 2009 Your Extra Guest Room by Nancy W. Brown 2 From the School Board When the whole extended family visits for a graduation, wedding, reunion or just Alan Coverstone because they love you, where does everyone sleep? Microtel Inn & Suites in Bellevue, 2 Green 101 conveniently located next to O’Charley’s near I-40, might just become your extra guest room. 4 Calendar of Events Rated “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Economy/Budget Hotel Chains” for 4 Sudoku an unprecedented seven years in a row by J.D. Power and Associates, the Microtel chain wins 5 Interior Design the guest satisfaction survey for consistency in product and service. Every property in the 301-hotel chain focuses on customer service 6 BOOST Your Life rather than expensive amenities. The staff of 15 at the Bellevue hotel will 6 Mommy Talk Continued on page 8 6 Help! I’m Shrinkin’ Dr. Steve Olivas Wounded Warrior first to use 7 Hickman Happenings next-generation powered legs 8 Medicare By Craig Coleman The New Generation WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 24, 2009) Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, a bilateral above-the-knee amputee, stood in bright 10 Councilman’s Corner sunlight on the patio of Walter Reed’s Bldg. 88, April 17. Charlie Tygard A pack of reporters pointed mini-audio recorders, and a clutch of television cameramen rolled tape. The Wounded Warrior’s prosthetic legs looked, with 11 Take Your Best Shot their composite construction and gray-on-silver design, like futuristic science fiction movie props. Kaye Ivanoff, RN Gadson is the first person to use the completed version of the Power Knee2, a next-generation powered prosthetic knee featuring new artificial intelligence 12 COUPONS !!! and sensor technology that makes it possible for above-the-knee amputees to Lt. Col. Greg Gadson practices walking walk with increased confidence, safety and a more natural gait on new limbs while his son, Jaelen, looks Continued on page 13 on. Photo credit Craig Coleman
  2. 2. 2 Microtel Inn & Suites Is Your Extra Guest Room Continued from page 1 says, “and we all do whatever it takes to make this hotel feel like home.” treat your family like their family, as The Bellevue Microtel, like each they do all guests who stay there. This is hotel in the chain, is a locally-owned due, in part, to the fact that most of them franchise. It supports the community in a are family… cousins, aunts, uncles and a Soar purposefully Soar confidently number of ways, including sponsoring a few close friends each wear several hats Harpeth Youth Soccer Association team to keep the hotel running in top shape every season. A few years ago, Norvell and to provide those little special touches received a Citizen Commendation from that make it feel more homey than the big the Nashville Metro Police Department expensive chains. for his assistance in providing a lost man “If you just need a very clean, very with Alzheimer’s Disease a safe place comfortable place to sleep, this is it,” to stay until his family could come and notes Jamie Norvell, assistant general get him. manager of the Bellevue Microtel. “We The assistant manager says they get a lot provide the basics, without a lot of frills… Call for a tour today! a ‘small room for a small price’ is how we of repeat business from business travelers and out-of-town family members who describe it.” regularly visit Nashville relatives. Certain • Ages 3 - 8th grade 6021 Cloverland Drive Microtel started a new trend in the weekends throughout the year tend to fill • SACS & AMS Accredited Brentwood, Tennessee 37027 hospitality business by building all new • Multi-age Classes up — during CMA week and graduation p (615)833-3610 hotels — never buying and remodeling week, for example — but there are rooms • Foreign Language from age 3 • Art / Music / PE / Drama f (615)833-3680 existing properties — so guests know available most of the time. • Aftercare / Summer Programs what to expect in terms of layout and “For someone visiting family in the décor throughout the chain. The standard area, or going to a particular job-site, this is 71 rooms, including both single rooms is the perfect place to stay,” according and suites. All have queen beds appointed to Norvell. “When all you need is a with Microtel Dream Well™ bedding Soar academically with a plush pillow-top mattress and high- comfortable place to sleep when you’re going to be out and about during the day, quality 200-thread count white linens with we can’t be beat. With our location next to triple sheeting, down-like blanket and I-40, we really are just like an extra guest extra pillows. room.” Pets are also welcome for a small While you won’t find a daily newspaper additional fee. under your door, little bottles of shampoo Microtel became part of the Wyndham on the granite bathroom counter, or a Worldwide family of hotel brands last coffee maker, iron or hair dryer in your year, and guests now receive Wyndham room, you will find all employees more Rewards. Other than that, Microtel will than happy to go the extra mile to make retain its own brand identity. With its focus your stay comfortable. All these amenities on customer service, clean and comfortable are available at the desk should you need rooms, and in Bellevue at least, a family them, and it’s not uncommon to find atmosphere and community involvement, an extra refrigerator/microwave combo that’s a winning combination. being wheeled into a guest room when available, or the desk clerk carrying a cup Visit for more of coffee to someone. information and world-wide reservations, or call locally at 662-0004. “We all feel like family here,” Norvell Providing the vaccinations YOU need to stay healthy for work, school, world travel and everyday life! Travel Vaccines -12 injections for energy Simple blood tests skin tests Pneumonia vaccine Tetanus/Diphtheria boosters Zostavax (Shingles) Gardasil (HPV) Yellow Fever Fall/Winter Flu shots Walk in! No appointment needed except for Yellow Fever. FREE Employee Wellness Clinics for groups of 10 or more! 7648 Hwy 70 South #15 Nashville, TN. 37221 615-469-7413
  3. 3. 3 From the School Board by Alan Coverstone behind in earning a diploma in the first place. The end of another school year is upon us. As students complete AP and IB exams, Contemporary educational reform must Gateway tests, end of year concerts, and focus on relevance and relationships championship athletic seasons, everyone in addition to rigor if it is to succeed is getting excited for the summer. in preparing students for life after high school, and Dr. Register’s reforms are I am looking forward to attending consistently focused on these goals. As a number of graduations next week students, teachers, and families begin including Hillwood High School and their summer, we will continue to work Nashville School of the Arts. This time of hard because we know that we have no year brings celebrations for teachers of the time to lose. year, and having just completed National Teacher week, I hope that everyone will Let me wish all students, teachers, take the opportunity to thank a teacher staff, and families a great summer! Enjoy before the year ends and another summer celebrating the end of the year. Take begins. time to reflect on achievements and Even as the Metro Board of Education set new goals. Thank celebrates the excellence and achievement those who helped of its teachers, staff, and students, we you succeed this continue to forge ahead on aggressive year, and get ready ad meaningful reform that will ensure for greater progress an excellent educational experience in the years ahead. for each student in Nashville. A newly announced Adult High School Initiative Alan Coverstone is will offer increasingly relevant and our newly elected flexible opportunities for students aged school board member. 17-21 to earn real diplomas in settings You can email him at alan.coverstone@ that account for the reasons they may be for questions. Green 101 Top 5 Ways to Save Water at Home Less than 3 percent of the Earth’s water is bathroom remodel isn’t in your plans, make fresh water and much of that is inaccessible sure to fix leaky faucets right away and install to people. Additionally, at least 36 states water-saving aerators that can save hundreds anticipate experiencing water shortages by of gallons of water per year. 2013, according to the U.S. Environmental 3. Gardens That Sip, Not Guzzle Protection Agency. So, if you could easily Water your garden early in the morning or save water and save money at the same time, after dusk to prevent evaporation, and avoid why wouldn’t you? watering on windy days. Landscape with The water conservation experts at Kohler native and low-water plants. For indoor -- a leader in kitchen and bath design and plants, use leftover water instead of dumping technology, and partner in the Environmental a half-empty glass of drinking water down Protection Agency’s WaterSense program the drain. DENISE FULL -- share their top five tips to save water at 4. Short Showers home. Limit the time spent in the shower to 10 1. Clean Green minutes or less and turn off the water while Pay attention to the size of your load of laundry and adjust the water level of your brushing your teeth or shaving to prevent CUSTOM SERVICE. PERFECT FIT. excess water from going down the drain. washing machine accordingly. Use a broom 5. Water Accountability to sweep debris away rather than cleaning Make sure your home doesn’t have hidden TEL 615.225.7066 your driveway, steps or sidewalk with a hose. Make sure you run your dishwasher when it’s water leaks. Do a quick check by reading fully loaded to maximize the number of dishes your water meter before you leave for a few www.custom cleaned during a cycle. hours (as long as the house is empty when 2. Upgrade and Repair you’re gone). If your meter doesn’t have the FAX 615.662.3641 same reading when you return, you probably When it’s time to refresh and remodel the have a leak. bathroom, replace your older, less-efficient For additional water (and money) saving toilet with a high-efficiency toilet that can tips and to find out how water savvy you save up to 16,500 gallons of water per year. are, visit For each Swap out your old showerhead for a low-flow visitor who takes the water savings quiz, Advanced Certi ed QuickBooks® ProAdvisor or water-conserving showerhead to save more Kohler will donate $1 of product to Habitat than 7,700 gallons of water per year. If a for Humanity.
  4. 4. 4 Calendar of Events If you have an event you would like to put in our paper, please email it to: In an attempt to keep electronics -------------------------------- out of Tennessee landfills, Tennessee Renaissance Festival GREEN EARTH COMPUTER 2:00 pm RECYCLING is having a free recycling event. This second Commemorated yearly on June 5, WED is one of the From the Tennessee RenFest web site. Travel back to 16th memorated yearly on June 5, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the annual event will be held in principal vehicles through which the United Nations Century England. Our Village of Covington Glen comes ed Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political the front parking lot of Watkins stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Over attention and action. College of Art, Design, and enhances political attention and action. 60 skilled Artisians from all over the country display Film. At last years event, r WEDThe theme for WED 2009 is ‘Your Planet Needs You- 2009 is 'Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change'. It reflects wares from silks to swords, gems to jewels. Flavors, their ncy for nations to agree on a new deal at the crucialreflectsconvention meeting in aromas and tastes of specialty foods and drinks greet the UNite to Combat Climate Change’. It climate the urgency Te n n e s s e e b u s i n e s s e s a n d somefor nations to agree onandnewlinks withthe crucial poverty and improved 180 days later in the year, a the deal at overcoming climate families recycled over 26,000 festival-goer. Hear the sounds of Renaissance musicians convention meeting in Copenhagen some 180 days later management of forests. pounds of outdated and damaged and merrymakers as they echo through the trees. Color, in the year, and the links with overcoming poverty and electronics. Cell phones will be movement, and peals of laughter welcome those who thrill Bellevue Family YMCA and improved management of forests. to the challenges of Games of Skill and Man-Powered collected for the nonprofit “Cell Bellevue Family YMCA and FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center Rides. The the theme for the weekend of the May 16th is Phones for Soldiers.” Due to FiftyForward Friday, June 5 Pirate Invasion. This will be my first Renfest, so I am not popular demand, and the digital television switch, this year we J. L. Turner Center 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. sure about where to meet. The safest bet would be to say in the parking lot close to the gates around 2 PM. Tickets will also be accepting TV’s. Nashville Farmer’s Market Friday, June 5 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. are 18.00 for a 1 day adult pass and 16.00 if purchased in Limit of one per person please. No quantity restrictions will be placed on other electronics. Free. 5:30 pm (Thursday) advance. PLEASE READ These meetups are put together Where - Farmer’s Market so that members can meet other photographers and share 900 Eighth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208 May 20 Fun one day Addicted to ideas and have fun shooting. While most everyone is willing to share their knowledge of photography, PLEASE Developing a Business Plan Nashville’s Table is proud to once again present Generous Helpings, one of Nashville’s favorite food Decorating workshop understand that this is NOT a PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS! 2:00 pm (Wednesday) and wine tasting events. Please join us for an evening Come to the meetups - Ask Questions - Make Friends and Where - Vol State CC, Gallatin, TN featuring Nashville’s best independent restaurants June 13th most importantly HAVE FUN doing what you love to do. Contact: 615-230-4780 or email and local farmers, while supporting Nashville’s Table, Hurry, not much time left to register for this awesome Thanks, Donna Call or Text 615-337-5149 Middle Tennessee’s prepared and perishable food This workshop provides information about sections of one day class! Put on by Carol Bass, Master Decorator, ---------------- rescue program. a business plan, information needed for each section, this class will be held at Brentwood Holiday Inn on May Patron Ticket $125.00. General Admission $40.00 Bob the Builder Live how to gather information, and how to compile it for 9 or June 13. There is a morning class and an advanced 11:00 am your plan. Participants will complete a rough draft of Cost $40.00 afternoon class - or you can attend both and receive a 30% discount for the whole day! TN Perf Arts Ctr Andrew Jackson Hall the narrative portion of their business plan during the ---------- Please visit 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37219 workshop. Reservations are required. Saturday AM Seating is limited and tickets are going fast! 36.1652528 -86.781613 Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum (map) For more info, call 888.800.7507 or visit www. more info at May 22 1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville Tennessee Hansel and Gretel Nashville, TN 37250 May 18 9:30 am Art activities for families and children of all ages every Memorial Day Butterfly Count Nashville Public Library Saturday. No reservations are required. OSHA Training 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Monday) 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219 Cost: Free with gate admission Where - Owl’s Hill Nature Center Free and open to the public. Bellevue YMCA’s West classroom on May 30th at 10 AM for OSHA Training w/Metro Public Works’ Edna Jones. 545 Beech Creek Road South, Brentwood, TN 37027 Event details at! May 29 Assist with this important wildlife census event. Data Difficult Conversations This hour-long training will prepare supervisors for our quarterly community cleanup (refreshments provided). is sent to a national database to help track migration, May 23 Belmont Mansion, Nashville, TN Supervisors will supervise crews who will clean up the diversity and other butterfly population concerns. No 2009 Tennessee Youth Track & Field Invitational In partnership with Doug Stone from the Triad community, ranging from trash pickup to graffiti removal experience necessary; trained specialists lead each Nashville, TN Consulting Group the Scarlett Leadership Institute to tearing out weeds and removing illegal signs. We will group. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the presents a one-day workshop on handling difficult target areas that have lapsed since our last cleanup. We Event details at! weather. Binoculars are helpful. All fees go the national conversations. Participants will be given the framework will also have large roll-off bins for people who need to -------------------------------- organizations compiling the count data. Register in for engaging in difficult conversations with less throw away items that are large like furniture, etc. that Nashville Shores Water Park - Summer Season they can’t on their own. We will also have guys with advance. Cost $3/person, payable to NABA anxiety and more success, in ways that promote 10:00 am Sudoku pickups who would be more than happy to help incapable seniors - if they have something large to get rid of, we can May 19 Nashville Shores 4001 Bell Road, come get it for them so they don’t have to haul it. The Artist Within Workshop with Whitney Ferre’ Answers Cleanup itself is on June 13th at the Macy’s parking lot Hermitage on page 9 at 8 AM. 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (Tuesday) Plus unlimited fun for Where - University School of Nashville (map) everyone… new attractions Enjoy an evening of professional baseball! 2000 Edgehill Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212 and special events … Rides Nashville Sounds Cost - $55/Person You Bring a Sketchbook. All other & Slides, Dive-In Movies, Herschel Greer Stadium supplies provided. Visit the site for more info: http:// Character Breakfasts, Spider-Man, Transformers, 534 Chestnut Street, Nashville, TN 37203 ------ Purina Incredible Dog Cost: In Advance: $6/General Admission, $10/Reserved Gardening 101 Show, fireworks … plus Gameday: $8/General Admission, $12/Reserved 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Tuesday) the water park for kids Visit Where - Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum … lake cruises and music -------------------------------- for adults … jet-ski and Tuesdays at the Cottage, a nondenominational bible study, 1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville Tennessee, Nashville pontoon boat rentals … will now have two study times available for women – Love the idea of having a garden, but don’t know and kayaks, mini-golf, 8:00am and 9:30am, both on Tuesdays. Each study lasts where to start? Beginning with plant basics and volleyball, horseshoes and one hour and is open to anyone. For more information, covering topics such as soil and mulch, watering and more for all ages. Cost - please contact Lisa Kinakin at 615 456-2653 fertilizing, and pruning and pest control – this class will $24.95 +tax/General (48” teach you all you need to know to keep your garden and taller) - [$22.95 +tax May 16 looking great. Cost $15/Members; $20/Non-Members online]. $17.95 +tax/Junior Bellevue Community Picnic (47” and shorter) & Senior 9-6pm May 20-21 (55+) - [same online] Free/ Green Earth Computer & Electronics Recycling Drive Children ages 2 and under Bellevue’s annual picnic held at Red Caboose Park (next May 20, 2009 9:00 am (Wednesday) to $5/Parking per vehicle to Bellevue Middle School and the Public Library)/ Food, Fun and Fantastic entertainment all day and into the May 21, 2009 5:00 am (Thursday) evening. contact the Bellevue Chamber for more details Where - Watkins College of Art, Design & Film (map) May 28 by calling 615.662.2737 or visiting the website www. 2298 Rosa L Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37228 Generous Helpings 2009 at
  5. 5. 5 June 13 Ongoing Event: Bellevue Clean-Up Day 8am - 12 noon. Come help us clean up Bellevue! Trash Bellevue Chamber Monthly Luncheon Meeting with & weed removal, graffiti clean-up, and other projects Guest Speaker that need your help to give our community a good spring Every 3rd Thursday of the Month cleaning! Lunch will be provided free for those who help Location: The Meadows clean up Bellevue. You can also drop off things you can’t 8044 Coley Davis Rd, Nashville, TN 37221 throw in the garbage. Paper shredding is available on- 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM site. For more details, please contact Dr. Sheri Weiner at 615.673.6100 problem solving and preserve relationships. ONGOING EVENTS Through May 27th * Discover how to promote superior teamwork Walking Wednesdays The Bellevue Middle School Symphonic Band, comprised of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, took * Learn effective management of performance issues 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm. Vanderbilt University top honors at the Smoky Mountain Music Festival in Gatlinburg earlier this month. The judges * Create a culture that promotes openness and unanimously awarded the band a superior rating and first place among 10 other middle school bands learning 2201 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37235 Join Health Plus for eight weeks of 30 minute walks from six states. They also received more individual and section awards than any other band in their * Improve collaboration with colleagues, client, each Wednesday. Meet at the Medical Center North class. In addition, the Percussion Ensemble won first place and earned six individual outstanding supporters, and partners shuttle drop-off at noon, rain or shine (if it rains we performance awards. The Jazz Band’s superior rating took second place with three individual Cost: $1200/Ticket outstanding performance awards given. The BMS Band is under the direction of Paul Waters. walk in the tunnels). Two groups will be led by Health Plus each week, one for fast paced walkers and one for May 30 slower walkers. Contact Lori Cowan at 343-6576 with 5K RUN4KIDS questions. No pre-registration required. 6:15 am (Saturday) ------------------------------- TN Baptist Childrens Home - Brentwood Campus The Civil War and Reconstruction (map) Tennessee State Museum 1310 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027 Tickets: Free Admission Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am- The 7th Annual Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes 5:00pm, Sunday 5K RUN4KIDS is a great event for the whole family. 1:00pm-5:00pm Tennessee State Museum 505 Deaderick You can come run, walk, push the stroller, or play in Street Nashville, TN 37243 the kid zone! Cost: Early Registration for 5K $20 Race -------------------------------- Day Registration for 5K $25 Kid’s 1 Mile $10 Kid’s The First Tennesseans 100 yard Dash $10 Tennessee State Museum Event details at! Ongoing May 31 Prehistoric Indian cultures existed in Tennessee through four evolving periods, beginning about 15,000 years Down Home with the Neelys: A Southern Family ago, peaking between 800 and 1650 A.D. with the Cookbook Mississippian people, and ending with the ascendancy of 2:00 pm (Sunday) such modern tribes as the Cherokee and Chickasaw. The Barnes & Noble Booksellers Cool Springs museum even has a display of bones from a mastodon 1701 Mallory Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027 that roamed Tennessee 10,000 years ago.Tickets: Free SUMMARY:Patrick Neely : Down Home with the Admission Tennessee State Museum 505 Deaderick Neelys: A Southern Family Cookbook 615-377-9979 Street Nashville, -------------------------------- Interior Design Live Lunch at Stillwaters Cafe June 1 Ideas For Sprucing Up Your Home Stillwaters Cafe - 1207 Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN Digital Transition: Get Your Questions Answered LIVE LUNCH at Stillwaters features LIVE JAZZ every Nashville Public Library Tuesday and Thursday from noon until 2 pm for lunch 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219 patrons. Featuring a variety of local artists including Dates: also on June 6. Cost-free John Birdsong, Jerry Krahn, Chris Kent and Mel Deal . Perhaps you’re tired of looking at happy. 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Everyone deserves to be able to High School, Matthew Christian High School were Kinnard will graduate as she is Valedictorian of her 2009 Try moving your furniture into more say, “No matter what kind of day I’ve Salutatorian of his class with a graduating class with a 4.05 interesting positions. Rather than the had, when I come home I feel happy and 4.02 GPA. He played baseball GPA. She has been a varsity all four years of high school cheerleader for all four years traditional line of furniture around the uplifted.” and participated in golf and of high school. She is currently four walls, create angles with sofas and bowling his sophomore, the Secretary of the National junior, and senior years. Honors Society and participated armoires. You’ll love the difference an He participated in all Dual in the LEAD Conference which angle can make. Enrollment classes through was held in Chattanooga this If your room seems drab and dull, Lipscomb University earning a total of 18 college past March. She has been on credit hours. Matthew will attend UTC on scholarship the Principals list all four years and is a member of the Quill perhaps your lighting could use a in the fall and will major in Criminal Justice. He is a and Scroll Organization. She has also participated in Dual face lift. Consider replacing an old member of the National Honors Society and Fellowship Enrollment classes through Lipscomb University earning her of Christian Athletes. 21 college credit hours. Katie will attend Lipscomb University shade, or installing new wall fixtures. on scholarship this fall were she will major in pre-med. Adding new lamps will brighten up your world Sponsored by: Wake up your room with color! West Nashville - Store #659 For instant impact, nothing beats 7044 Charlotte Pike adding color to a room. 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  6. 6. 6 BOOST Your Life Mommy Talk The Facts of Sodium Thoughts from Moms....regarding Motherhood & Work Slowing down ....what keeps us so busy? By Jon Sexton on daily sodium limits. Most recommend Anne Alexander Vincent, Ordained You’ve been trying to eat less sodium — just not exceeding the range of 1,500 and 2,400 Minister of Pastoral Counseling a pinch of table salt on your baked potato and milligrams (mg) a day for healthy adults. Susan Douglas, MD Keep in mind that the lower your sodium, the Anne Alexander a dash to your scrambled eggs. Vi n c e n t i s i n more beneficial effect on blood pressure. But a pinch and a dash can quickly add up to .....Lots of things but you already know private practice, unhealthy levels of sodium, especially when If you are older than 50, are African what they are so I won’t list them all. Most treats individuals, many foods already contain more than enough American or have a health condition such as of all I find that I tend to make myself the couples, families sodium. About 11 percent of the sodium in the high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease most busy by not being “fully present in the & can be reached average U.S. diet comes from adding salt or or diabetes, you may be more sensitive to moment” something I used to do with much at (615) 354-1395 other sodium-containing condiments to foods the blood pressure raising effects of sodium. more success. It seems the busier I have Susan Douglas, As a result, aim for a sodium limit at the low MD practices while cooking or eating. But the majority of become the less able I am to really focus end of the range recommended for healthy psychiatry & treats the sodium — 77 percent — comes from on one thing at a time (that’s why we call it adults on an outpatient basis at Middle TN eating prepared or processed foods that adults. Talk to your doctor about the sodium multi-tasking, right?) The human brain--and limit that’s best for you. Psychiatric Clinic 2011 Ashwood Avenue, contain the mineral. So even though you may if you’re reading this you likely have one of Nashville, TN 37212 (615) 383-4694 limit the amount of salt you add to food, the How to cut sodium those so pardon the redundancy--finds it hard food itself may already be high in sodium. You may or may not be particularly sensitive to truly focus on more than one thing with about things and consequently I was able to take Your body needs some sodium to function to the effects of sodium. And because there’s real intent. Doing things a bit slower requires life much more lightly. For example, if I were properly. Sodium: no way to know who might develop high effort (and may seem incredibly “inefficient”) in a long line and switched to one that seemed blood pressure as a result of a high-sodium but can yield very productive results because faster &...the other line sped up...Murphy’s • Helps maintain the right balance of fluids diet, choose and prepare foods with less you are truly focusing on your task at hand Law? My luck? I learned, over time, to use that in your body sodium. however big or small. With a little effort as a chance to practice patience. Sometimes it • Helps transmit nerve impulses (OK, a lot sometimes) and reconnecting with worked better than others. Adding a child to You can cut sodium several ways: • Influences the contraction and relaxation like-minded friends who tend to “go about the mix (and a preschool pick-up time, work of muscles • Eat more fresh foods and fewer processed their days” this way, I find that it makes my deadlines, a new business, etc.) seemed to foods. Most fresh fruits and vegetables are days go so much more smoothly. Your kidneys regulate the amount of sodium naturally low in sodium. Also, fresh meat is lessen my devotion to personal development A few years ago I went through something and on just getting everything done. Someone kept in your body. When sodium levels are lower in sodium than luncheon meat, bacon, low, your kidneys conserve sodium. When that forced me to change the way I thought had to do it! I didn’t exactly have a fairy to do hot dogs, sausage and ham are levels are high, they excrete the excess this stuff. This thinking didn’t get me anywhere amount in urine. • Opt for low-sodium products. If you do faster...just in a worse mood and with a fussy buy processed foods, select those that have story to tell. If your kidneys can’t eliminate enough reduced sodium. sodium, the sodium starts to accumulate in I am returning to my former line of thinking! your blood. Because sodium attracts and • Remove salt from recipes whenever Why? Well, because it works about 1000 times holds water, your blood volume increases. possible. You can leave out the salt in many better. It keeps me more focused, I lose less Increased blood volume, in turn, makes recipes, including casseroles, stews and other things and consequently spend a lot less time your heart work harder to move more blood main dishes. looking for stuff, and amazingly get MORE through your blood vessels, increasing • Limit your use of sodium-laden condiments. done with more intent and happiness. If I pressure in your arteries. Certain diseases Salad dressings, sauces, dips, ketchup, don’t get something done, I make sure it’s not such as congestive heart failure, cirrhosis and mustard and relish all contain sodium. an emergency...then I have a chance for a little chronic kidney disease can lead to an inability gratitude which gives me energy to focus on • Use herbs, spices and other flavorings to to regulate sodium. enhance foods. Learn how to use fresh or the next day. I am sure I will have the chance Some people are more sensitive to the effects dried herbs, spices, zest from citrus fruit, and too, to mess this up but if we can be gentle of sodium than are others. People who are fruit juices to jazz up your meals. with ourselves, and others, I can try try again... sodium sensitive retain sodium more easily, with intent. • Use salt substitutes wisely. Some salt We hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s leading to excess fluid retention and increased substitutes or light salts contain a mixture blood pressure. If you’re in that group, extra Day! You deserve it. of table salt (sodium chloride) and other Blessings to you! sodium in your diet increases your chance of compounds. developing high blood pressure, a condition Susan and Anne that can lead to cardiovascular and kidney Your taste for salt is acquired, so it’s diseases. reversible. To unlearn this salty savoring, cut out on the line and tuck this decrease your use of salt gradually and your thought in your purse or journal.... How much sodium do you need? Various organizations, including the taste buds will adjust. Most people find that after a few weeks of cutting salt, they no Thought to Go National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of longer miss it. Slowing down helps me focus on Medicine, have published recommendations my tasks at hand. 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  7. 7. 7 Hickman Happenings If you think there’s nothin’ dog from Pontiac, Michigan drove straight Christ parking lot with live music, barbecue, happenin’ in Hickman County…. through for 2 days just to attend this event! door prizes and vendor booths. listen up!! Thank you to those who worked so hard Bob Barker from “The Price Is Right” to make this a success, not only for their always said, “Help control the pet population, respective organizations, but for our county have your pet spayed or neutered.” The By Colleen Ray as well! Hickman Humane Society has funds to Well, are y’all doin’ the backstroke? What May 16th is the second Hickman Heritage help low-income families pay for the cost a week we had! I was absolutely blown away Music Fest which will be head at the Ag of spaying or neutering cats and dogs. Call by all the flooded areas in our county. To Pavilion at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $15 and are 1-866-304-3352 for information. all of those who experienced the worst of it available at the Hickman County Library. Went by the Coble Country Store a week ago in your homes, with your crops or livestock, The event is free to those 15 years of age and and was surprised to learn that it had changed I’m truly sorry that you are going through younger, if accompanied by an adult. They are ownership again! The new owner, Jim Rozum, that and know that I, along with the body in need of a guitar player, a banjo picker and is from Missouri and wants to refurbish the remember, that while you’re enjoying your of Fairfield Baptist Church and other area a fiddler to perform. For more information, store to the old timey country store feel. I hotdog, hamburgers, and all your other churches, I’m sure, are praying for you. please call the library at 729-5130. spoke with Bill Kirk who is managing the barbecue favorites, that the reason for this I ran into Chaplain Ron Walters of the There will be a concert and auction to store right now and has had a hand in some holiday is a solemn one. We remember those Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 559 benefit Foster Care on Saturday, May 16 at of the new furnishings which provided a more who have given the ultimate sacrifice in at the Chamber the other day and was the old Silver Leaf Inn in Lyles beginning spacious feel! On the weekends, Chef Susan service of our country so that you and I can live commenting on the crowd at the Skirmish at 4 p.m. Performing will be Embracing the prepares homemade biscuits and gravy, potato peacefully every day. Remember too, those held the last weekend in April. This year’s Fall and Cornbred Ned. Food and drinks will salad and cole slaw. Open for breakfast, lunch who are currently serving all over our country total attendance approached 2500 and be available. For more information, please and dinner, their goal is to serve “good quality and the world. God bless the men and women they estimate that 75%-80% of them were contact Kathy Hahn at 670-8363. food at a right price.” They also have a variety of our armed forces! non-residents! They met visitors from of different grocery items and gifts for sale Also on the 16th, there will be a bike show Email me at with Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, and they’ll even make you a deli sandwich and poker run to benefit the Fraternal Order of your tidbits and tales! God Bless you and I’ll Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi to order! Police and its programs. “Ride for the Kids” be talking to ya’ll! and Missouri. Ms. Rebecca Estes and her begins at 10 a.m. at the Fairfield Church of May 25th is Memorial Day. Please Hickman County’s Student Athletes of the Week Hickman County High School East Hickman County High School Phillip Andrè Elysse Junkins Jenkins A senior at East Hickman County High School, Elysse Phillip is a senior at Hickman will graduate 6th in her class 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 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. 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  8. 8. 8 Wounded Warrior first to use next-generation powered legs Medicare – The Continued from page 1 Earlier, Gadson walked on his new bionic legs from the Military Advanced step was a small victory. With each stumble, engineers from Ossur, the prosthesis’ designer, tapped New Generation Training Center to Bldg. 88 flanked by furiously at a laptop keyboard connected to the prosthetics by Bluetooth, making Recently, I had the pleasure of still become eligible for Medicare his doctor, Lt. Col. Paul F. Pasquina, adjustments based on Gadson’s gait. becoming a Medicare advocate for my at their 65th birthday, regardless of chief of integrated orthopedics and very own Dad. He turned 65 years old their eligibility for full Social Security rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army in March of this year and became eligible retirement. Medical Center and the National Naval for Medicare. I took him through the What I learned by working with my Medical Center, and his prosthetist, process, just as I would one of my clients. father is the Medicare does not come Michael Corcoran. I educated him first on the Medicare automatically for this group. In other The trip across the street went smoothly, basics, and then I showed him all of his words, since he is not collecting his Gadson used two canes for balance. But health plan options. We discussed the social security retirement income, he just one week earlier, his first training differences in Original Medicare and must actually apply for Medicare at the session with his new knees was more Medicare Advantage Plans and compared point of eligibility. challenging. Gadson walked gingerly Medicare supplement plans. We then around the MATC indoor track that launched into the standard in depth Dad had to make an appointment morning. The powerfully-built former explanation of Part D prescription plans. with his local Social Security office and West Point football star marched step I used the Medicare Plan Comparison complete the application for Medicare. after step, connected by a long cable tool on to compare The Social Security office encourages to the overhead oval support system, a part D plans and chose the perfect one for participation in their online services, pulley and rail that keeps patients from his particular list of medications. but Dad has not quite embraced this era falling to the ground while they practice of technology and much preferred to Everything went along smoothly, conduct business in person. walking. just like any other client. Everything He took one, two, three steps - then one appeared to be the same – except his All has ended well, and Dad is now of the knees buckled, and he was left enrollment into the Medicare benefit. enrolled and receiving his health plan swinging by the tether cable. Corcoran, benefits, although he must wait until next My father is of the so-called “Baby year for his social security income. I the prosthetist, helped him stand again. Boomer” generation that is so often might add, he has begun to accept his role Gadson lost his balance often, but each reported as aging rapidly into the as retired Grandpa and we have seen him system of Medicare. He is also of at his grandsons’ school baseball games the new generation of Social Security and activities more than ever. beneficiaries who do not qualify for full Social Security retirement income until It’s nice having Grandpa around more they are 65+. My father must wait for often. And it’s comforting to know his his full benefit until he turns 66 years old. health is protected by Medicare so his Others may wait longer until eventually entire family can enjoy his company for the full retirement age for Social Security a long time to come. is 67. According to, those born in 1938 or later are affected by this Mary Beth Best change. President & Program Manager Voice, Inc. - P.O. Box 306 However, these same Baby Boomers Pleasant View, TN 37146 - 615-772-4288
  9. 9. 9 Puzzle Solution from Page 4