Host an Exchange student

Think globally, act locally. Why not host an AFS exchange student this fall?

Go to www.afsusa.org/misstennky/ and click on download bios to see the mini-bios of those who still need high schools and loving hosts. Locally, contact Sandy Rich at srich@afsusa.org and 865-208-1228 to view full bios, fill out a hosting application and receive any additional information.

Students need to be placed by Wednesday so they do not arrive late for the beginning of school. If you feel that you can not commit to hosting the student for a year, consider being a “welcome” family to ensure that student has a place to stay initially.

Families living on post may host an AFS exchange student.

Deer hunting application

Hunters wanting to hunt during the 2015 Quota Deer Hunt at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area must apply by July 31.

Hunters can submit applications online at www.landbetweenthelakes.us and click on the quota hunt application link (on the home page or hunting page.) Additionally, hunters can call 270-924-2065, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The application fee is $5 online or $7 by phone.

Quota Hunts provide unique recreational opportunities within the region and help maintain a healthy deer population. All quota  hunt permits will be for one deer, either-sex. There is a one antlered buck limit at Land Between The Lakes per hunter during the quota hunt.

Habitat maps, Motor Vehicle Use Map and the Recreation Map which shows the hunt areas, are available at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/visit/maps/.

Caregiver support group

The regular monthly meeting of the Trigg County Caregiver Support Group is scheduled for Tuesday at noon. The meeting will be held at the John L. Street Library located at 244 Main St., Cadiz, Ky. For additional information,  contact Bruce Carver at 270-886-9484.

$5,000 prize from exchange

Military shoppers can get a head start with their back-to-school shopping list with $5,000 in prizes from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Hershey and Mars.

Through Aug. 20, authorized shoppers worldwide can enter for a chance to win one of 10 $500 Exchange gift cards.

Shoppers can login to shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes to enter. No purchase is necessary and entrants do not need to be present to win.

Children auditions at roxy

Local youth will have the opportunity to work alongside professional actors when the Roxy Regional Theatre holds children’s auditions for their production of Lionel Bart’s, “Oliver” at 5 p.m. on Aug 3.

Children 8 and up should come prepared to perform a song of their choice. Please bring any sheet music, as piano accompaniment will be provided. Those interested in the roles of “Oliver” or “The Artful Dodger” should prepare a song by their character. Children should also dress in comfortable clothing and shoes in preparation for dancing.

 

ACS financial readiness

The Army Community Service has updated their classes to keep you on your financial plan. Whether you are in need of one-on-one counseling sessions with a certified Budget Counselor or a Consumer Affairs Officer or you just want to attend one of the many group classes ACS has to offer, they’ve got you covered. Classes are free and are available at the Financial Readiness Office, located at 5562 Screaming Eagle Blvd.  

• ACS Coupon Social, first Monday of the month at 5 p.m.  

• Bank Account and Debit Card Management Class, first Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m.

•How to Buy a Home Class,  second Tuesday of the month, 1 p.m.

•Money Management Class, second Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m.

• Thrift Savings Plan Class, third Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m.

 

Exchange DOUBLES SAVINGS

In honor of it’s 120th anniversary, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service is pumping up gas savings by doubling the discount for MILITARY STAR cardholders. From Friday until Sunday cardholders will receive 10 cents off per gallon.

ACS employer spotlight

Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program will hold an Employer Spotlight featuring Goodwill Industries of Middle Tenn. You will find information about management, administration, marketing, tax professional and customer service positions available.

This free event will be held  Aug 6 from 10 a.m. until noon at the ACS building located at 6733 Air Assault St.

Exchange Laptop Layaway

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is helping students make the grade in the 2015-16 year by extending its layaway program to include computers needed to succeed in the classroom. Through Aug. 31 Exchange shoppers can use layaway to hold computers, notebooks, tablets and iPads – items that aren’t typically eligible for the program.

A $3 service fee and a deposit of 15 percent are required to hold items on layaway. Shoppers can visit customer service at their local Exchange for complete details.

Sports festival vendors

Clarksville Parks and Recreation will be hosting its fifth annual Clarksville SportsFest from             10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Aug. 15 at Wilma Rudolph Event Center at 1188 Cumberland Drive. SportsFest is a free event that offers families more than 20 sports demonstrations such as parkour, CrossFit and scuba.

Any sports-minded businesses, groups or organizations are welcome to particpate in the Clarksville SportsFest. Exhibitors will be provided a 10-foot by 10-foot booth space including one 8-foot table and two chairs. The registration fee for nonprofit vendors is $25 and the fee for businesses or vendors is $100. Businesses and vendors must also provide a door prize valued at $25.

Aug. 1 is the deadline to register. Registration forms are available online under Clarksville Sports Festival at www.cityofclarksville.com/events.

YMCA Fall sports

Registration for the Hopkinsville YMCA Fall sports seasons begins today. All ages must be reached by Sept. 1.

Soccer is open to youths ages 3-11. Divisions include Under 4, Under 5, Under 7, Under 9 and Under 12. The cost to play is $55 for YMCA members and $65 for non-members. Players get a jersey shirt, shorts and socks. Coaches receive half off the registration cost.

Flag football is for youths ages 6-12. Divisions include Under 9 and Under 13. The cost to play is $55 for YMCA members and $65 for non-members. Players receive an NFL reversible jersey shirt, flag belt and mouthpiece. Coaches receive half off the registration cost.

Cheerleading is open to youths ages 4-12. The cost to cheer is $55 for  YMCA members and $65 for non-members. Cheerleaders get a cheer shirt, shorts and pompoms. Coaches receive half off the registration cost.

Exchange Scavenger Hunt

In honor of the 120th anniversary of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, a sweet scavenger hunt will give military shoppers the chance to search the candy aisles of the Fort Campbell Exchange for clues to win $7,000 in prizes. Through Saturday, authorized shoppers can find the five missing words from the Patriot Family 120th anniversary Scavenger Hunt using clues located in their Exchange candy department. A grand prize of $3,000 will be awarded to one winner, $1,000 to two second place winners and $500 will go to four third place winners. To find out more about the contest and how to enter, visit www.shopmyexchange.com/patriot-family. The seven winners will be selected at random from a pool of all eligible entries.

CYSS Home Alone Class

If you have a child that spends (or will spend) time at home alone, the Child, Youth and School Services’ Home Alone Class is the class for them. This free class, from 6:15 until 7:15 p.m., Thursday will introduce participants to multiple life skills that youth need to be successful when staying at home alone, to include safety tips for fire and weather, how to deal with emergencies, computer and Internet safety, kitchen safety, making healthy snacks, being responsible in completing their homework, and deciding when to answer the phone. Preregistration is required. Attendance on both dates is necessary to complete the curriculum. For registration and information, call 270-956-4381.

Personal trainers

Estep Wellness Center offers a comprehensive personal training program where personal goals will be combined with a personalized assessment to take one’s fitness to the next level.

Participants will also receive nutritional counseling and guidance, a nutritional book with a food and workout journal and a personalized cardio program. For more information, call (270) 798-4664.

Commissary Recycling

All stateside commissaries now have plastic bag recycling bins that customers can use to recycle any plastic bag, not just commissary bags. The bags will be shipped to recycling centers for processing.

The Zone hours

The Zone operates on the following schedule: opening at  11 a.m. Monday through Friday, opening at noon Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 270-461-0603.

Hiring Lifeguards

Fort Campbell MWR Aquatics is taking applications for lifeguards. The minimum age to apply is 15 years old and continuing education and training is mandatory. For more information, call 270-798-6310.

Army Volunteer Corps

Army Community Service Army Volunteer Corps is hosting the following classes for its volunteer workforce: How to Navigate the Volunteer Management Information System, Organization Point of Contact, Volunteer Management and Volunteer Awards and Recognition Training at the Family Resource Center, 1501 William C. Lee Road.

Classes are held on the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call 270-956-2934.

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