What better way to start your day, than to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Cumberland River, while participating in a free, morning yoga class? The Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department and the Clarksville area YMCA have partnered once again to host Yoga in the Park every Wednesday and Friday, May 13 through June 19.
Yoga in the Park is a free class held on the stage behind the “As the River Flows” museum at McGregor Park, on Riverside Drive. Classes will be held from 6 to 7 a.m. and will be open to all ages.
Each participant must bring their own yoga mat. The participant(s) with the highest attendance at the end of the program will be eligible to receive a gift card!
Registration for Yoga in the Park is available at the Parks & Recreation Main Office Downtown, or online at recpro.cityofclarksville.com.
For more information on Yoga in the Park, please contact Clarksville Parks & Recreation Office at 645-7476 or visit recpro.cityofclarksville.com.
Clarksville Parks & Recreation would like to notify citizens that the southern portion of the Clarksville Greenway extending from Pollard Road toward the water treatment plant will be closed April 20-22 for tree maintenance. The remainder of the Greenway will be open and available for usual usage.
Clarksville Parks & Recreation would also like to remind citizens of the additional parking area and Greenway access point located at the end of Mary’s Oak Road.
For more information, please contact the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department at (931) 645-7476.
First Cash Corporate is offering a $2000.00 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person and or persons responsible for the robbery of First Cash at 1219 Ft Campbell Blvd on 4/3/15. If anyone can identify the suspect, the suspect vehicle or has any information related to this incident, please call Detective Raymon Carrol at 931-648-0656 Ext. 5174 or call the CrimeStoppers TIPS Hotline at 931-645-TIPS (8477).
On 04/03/2015 at 6:33p, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a Robbery at a business on the 1200 block of Fort Campbell Blvd. A tall slender male subject approached the store employee/victim and ordered her to give him money from the safe and a cash drawer, and she complied. The suspect implied that he had a weapon under his hoodie, but the victim did not see it. The suspect then fled the scene and could not be located. Based on the photos provided, the suspect was a tall white male wearing gloves, a gray hooded sweatshirt, brown pants, and dark shoes. Also, the suspect wore sunglasses, a red bandanna across his face, and a blue beanie cap. The third photo, of the dark SUV, is a possible suspect vehicle that was in the area near the time of the incident. If anyone can identify the suspect, the suspect vehicle or has any information related to this incident, please call Detective Raymon Carrol at 931-648-0656 Ext. 5174 or call the CrimeStoppers TIPS Hotline at 931-645-TIPS (8477).
Each year, the Military Affairs Committee of the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce organizes Warrior Week to honor all military personnel and their families. The City of Clarksville is proud to show their support on Friday, May 8, by hosting a free concert featuring award-winning, Country artists Little Texas! This FREE concert will begin at6:30 p.m. at Liberty Park. Concessions will be available for purchase.
For those vehicle enthusiasts, the 5th annual Warrior Week Car, Truck, & Bike Show will be held Saturday, May 9 beginning at 11 a.m.at Heritage Park. The show is open to public viewing but to enter your car, truck, or bike you must be an Active Duty or retired military, as well as members of the American Legion, DAV, and VFW with an ID card. Over 30 trophies will be awarded, including an Outstanding Unit Award that will be awarded to the military unit that has the most show entries. Pre-registration is free to those who register by noon on Thursday, May 7. Onsite registration will take place from 8 to 9 a.m. and the cost will be $10 cash per vehicle. To register for the Car, Truck, & Bike Show, visit www.cityofclarksville.com/warriorweek to download an application.
The events of Warrior Week are brought to you in part by the City of Clarksville, the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce, The Riverview Inn, Jenkins & Wynne, the Leaf Chronicle, Clarksville Family Magazine, and 5 Star Media Group.
Do you enjoy being outdoors? Working with your hands to accomplish a goal? If you answered yes to these questions, the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department is looking for someone like you!
Clarksville Parks & Recreation is currently hiring part-time, seasonal positions to be a part of the Grounds & Maintenance Team. To apply, please visit the department’s Main Office located at 102 Public Square as soon as possible. Applicants must be at least 18-years-old or older.
For more details on these job opportunities, please contact Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931-645-7476.
On March 30th, 2015 at approximately 3:48 AM, Officers of the Clarksville Police Department responded to the 2100 block of Memorial Drive in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, responding officers found 61-year-old Leonard Barcarella of Murfreesboro had suffered a single gunshot wound. Mr. Barcarella died as a result of his injuries.
The CPD believes that the shooting on 2136 (not 2163) Memorial Drive is not a random act of violence. It appears that the individuals involved knew each other. Also, it appears that this incident is not connected to any other incident.
As a result of an investigation into the shooting death of Leonard Barcarella, Clarksville Police Detectives have charged 36-year-old William Buchanan of Clarksville with Criminal Homicide. Mr. Buchanan is currently being held in the Montgomery County Jail without bond. This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact Detective Eric Ewing at (931)648-0656 ext. 5447 or the TIPS line at (931)645-TIPS
On Friday, 03/27/15, Vice and Narcotics agents of the Clarksville Police Department’s Special Operations Unit conducted operations targeting prostitution on backpage.com. Six persons were charged with Soliciting Prostitution. The focus of the operation was centered on those who solicit prostitution in an effort to not only reduce this type of activity but to prevent assaults and robberies against the solicitors that have become commonplace with online prostitution as they become easy targets when they are directed to locations that are controlled by the prostitutes. Captain Gipson, the Special Operations Unit Commander, stated, “these types of operations are ongoing with a fair warning to those that solicit prostitution on line, the person on the other end of that web page just might be the police”. Agent Steinlage and Agent Lee are the lead investigators.
Officer Natalie Hall (Public Information Officer)
Clarksville Police Department
135 Commerce Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
O: (931) 648-0656 ext 5245
M: (931) 320-3741
See history come to life as you meet the legendary Davy Crockett at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center! Arthur Hunt will offer an authentic characterization of Tennessee’s most famous volunteer, Davy Crockett. Come to hear stories from Crockett’s youth all the way until his departure to Texas exactly the way Davy would tell them himself.
Meet Davy Crockett will be held Saturday, April 25th at 10 AM and again at 2 PM. Admission is free.
For more information, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Office at 931-645-7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com/events.
The annual Spring Eggstravanganza has been scheduled for April 4 at Heritage Park Sports Complex, located at 1241 Peachers Mill Road. The fun kicks off at 1 p.m. with free activities for children followed by the hunting of over 20,000 candy and prize-filled eggs.
Kids can enjoy inflatables, face painting, games & fun activities, and visit with the Easter Bunny! Parents don’t forget your cameras!
Egg hunts will be open to children ages 3 to 10 and will take place beginning at 1:15 p.m.
Each child will receive an age appropriate arm band as they enter the complex that will correspond with the field they will go to for the hunt. Children ages 3 to 4 may have one adult helper per child. Children older than 4 are not allowed to have adult assistance during their egg hunt session. Egg hunt times are as follows:
• 1:15 p.m. – age 3
• 1:30 p.m. – age 4
• 1:45 p.m. – age 5
• 2:00 p.m. – age 6
• 2:15-2:30 p.m. – Break
• 2:30 p.m. – age 7
• 2:45 p.m. – age 8
• 3:00 p.m. – age 9
• 3:15 p.m. – age 10
Remember to bring a bag or basket to collect your goodies and be sure to place your empty egg shells in the proper recycling bin on your way out, so that they may be used at next year’s event.
This event is free and open to the public. It will conclude with the final egg hunt at 3:15 p.m.
Spring Eggstravaganza is presented by Clarksville Parks & Recreation and sponsored by Clarksville Family Magazine and The Leaf-Chronicle.
Not one sparrow can fall to the ground without God knowing it. And the very hairs on our heads are all numbered. So don’t worry; we are more valuable to him than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:29-31)
Jesus told His disciples that God keeps an eye on every sparrow and counts every hair on our heads, yet the fact remains that sparrows do fall. Tragedies do come to us. Innocent little children die under the wheels of cars driven by drunks. Someone we love is struck by cancer and dies in spite of our prayers.
Could God have prevented the sparrow’s fall? The tragedy? The child’s death or the spread of cancer? Most of us believe that God can. We are then left to wrestle in our minds with the problem of why God permits what seems to us to be a triumph of evil over good. Sometimes we draw the conclusion that God is uncaring or partial, or we think the victims of evil suffer because of their own or some else’s sin. Both conclusions don’t line up with what the Bible says.
In the Good News, it tells us God is love, and we don’t have to be good enough to deserve his loving care.
It is impossible to praise God for all things if we think that he is not ultimately responsible for everything that happens, or if we think that he is sometimes indifferent to our suffering. Praising God for evil circumstances doesn’t mean that we approve of evil, except in the sense that Paul spoke of taking pleasure in his sufferings because he knew that God was at work in and through it.
God doesn’t want evil to control us. He created us with a free will and the capacity for evil. Evil remains in this world with God’s permission, but is always subject to his will. Nothing evil can come near us without God’s permission. Because evil does exist, God sent his son to die on the cross to break the power of evil in the lives of all those who would believe in him.
“The evil will bow before the good.” (Proverbs 14:19) We who believe have been given the power to overcome evil.
“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God … for whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this the victory that has overcome the world, our faith.” (I John 5:1,4)
We as Christians say we believe in Jesus, but to fully believe in Jesus also means that we accept that God is the all-powerful God, he says he is, and that nothing happens without his knowledge or permission.
We may not understand God’s plan or recognize it as good, but when we praise him for it, we release his power to work in the situation for our good.
Our ideas of good and bad are often distorted. For instance, if a child inherits a million dollars, we say, “How wonderful.” But if a child dies and goes home to heaven we say, “How tragic.” Yet we know that a million dollar inheritance can sometimes lead to a life of waste and dissipation, while going home to heaven can only be good.
If we praise the Lord in all circumstances, I believe that some sparrows will be prevented from falling, some little children won’t die, some cancers will be healed and leave. However, this shouldn’t be our only motivation for praising God. Some sparrows will still fall, some children will die, and some people will die of cancer. Our praise must be for those instances also.
Paul said, “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21 NKJV)
In the case of Jesus’ arrest and crucifixion, he did not resist it the way we normally do. Our idea of resistance is using force against force, so we react to evil circumstances opposing us, rather than responding to God’s presence and guidance in the situation.
When we respond to evil our way instead of trusting in God’s power and perfect control of the situation, we’re allowing evil to control us rather than overcoming evil with the power of God.
James tells us, “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7 NKJV)
Our defense against the power of Satan is the power of God. When we stand firm in our faith that God is in perfect and loving control over every detail of the circumstances surrounding us, God’s mighty favor is released. And we express our faith by praising and thanking him for the situation.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (I Thessalonians 5:16-18)
We as Christians should be full joy and thanksgiving and praise to God because “we know that all things work together for good to those who love God and called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Message of the Week is coordinated through the Clarksville Area Ministerial Association.