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FEATURES - August 2013 3 Editor Tara Goodson

Contributors

SPC Kim Payne is this month’s Single Soldier.

CynDe Clack Mignon Deason Charlene Frasher Ramon M. Maisonet SGT Robert W. Mitchell Jessica Ryan Tony Saluzzo Gary Swalve Patrice Johnson-Winters

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Game Rush Video sports versus real action, what’s your choice?

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Selfless Service, Humility Drives August Hometown Hero

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Get Your Wellness On! 2nd Annual Suicide Prevention Wellness Walk.

10 The Storms of Life You can weather them.

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12 Broadcast Careers

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Two local voices share their stories.

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14 Buckets of Money Which one do you fill first?

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CynDe Clack Kenley Fincher Paula Hallett Patrice Johnson-Winters Joe Varney Deborah Young

18 Packed with Protein

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20 Fun, Sun and....Football?

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Smart choices lead to a healthier you.

20 Trot for Troops September’s event means lacing up your running shoes!

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Where will you go to beat the heat?

22 Staging Success Fort Campbell High School’s Drama Department is a shining star.

24 Easy and Delicious School Lunches No matter how you wrap it up, these delicious recipes will tame even the pickiest eater.

27 Guenette Arts & Crafts Feeling crafty? Guenette is the location to create memories.

29 Morning Dash

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Set a routine the night before for stress free school mornings.

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Home Town Hero

Selfless Service and Humility by SGT Robert W. Mitchell With an impressive range of military skills and experiences from water survival trainer, food inspector/veterinarian technician to working for Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) - Army Specialist Kimberly R. Payne exemplifies the characteristics of an above-and-beyond Soldier. She has more than one MOS skill identifier, is currently pursuing a degree in nursing, serves as the Treasurer for the BOSS office and is now the head of the BOSS single parent program, a first here at Fort Campbell. Combine those accomplishments and attributes with a drive to achieve and a selfless personality that puts

the needs of others before her own and one can clearly see why she is Fort Campbell’s Hometown Hero for the month of August. SPC Payne sat down with MWR Life for Single Soldiers Magazine recently to talk about her goals, military life and tell how her positive outlook on life lines up with Army values. MWR: SPC Payne, you were chosen to be this month’s Hometown Hero for your work with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program here at Fort Campbell. How do you feel about being chosen for such an honor? Payne: “It means a lot to me. I feel honored to be selected as the Hometown Hero this month. Being selected as the hero, well, I don’t feel like I am the only one. Everyone that puts on this uniform is a hero too. I also feel honored being selected as a single parent. I feel like I can be a representation for all Single Soldier parents here at Fort Campbell. It is not easy being a single parent in the military.” MWR: As a BOSS Officer, you were recently chosen to head up the BOSS single parent program. Congratulations on your new role and for being the first to lead a new program here at the installation. How do you feel about being appointed? Payne: “It is a privilege to be recognized as a leader for this new program. I am thrilled that I was selected for this responsibility! I am looking forward to working with and bringing more Single Soldier parents and their children better opportunities to travel, explore, engage and experience new things in the local and surrounding areas.” MWR: What is your vision for this new program?

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Payne: “I would like to give Single Soldier parents the same opportunities that Single Soldiers have in the BOSS program. Single Soldier parents who are new to the area should have the opportunity to meet other Single Soldier parents that may have been here for a while and they can share information and ideas about things and activities to do in the local area with others. For example, they can talk about the best schools in the local area, day care and extracurricular activities.” MWR: What led you to join the United States Army? Payne: “I always wanted to join the military because I have always looked at the military as a stepping stone to better my life. It provides structure and better opportunities to get a [higher] education.” MWR: What is the best thing about joining? Payne: “The opportunity to travel and meet new people. The overall experience of a military lifestyle.” MWR: What it the worst thing about joining? Payne: “Making new friends and then having


to leave them. If you have kids, it’s a good experience for them to travel and see new environments, but at the same time it is hard for them to adjust and then leave their close friends behind.” MWR: Would you recommend others join the military? Payne: “Yes, I would recommend others join the military because it has, overall, been a good experience for me. You have to take the good with the bad and you have to learn to balance it out. I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Egypt, but without the military I probably would have never gone there.” MWR: Has it impacted your life positively? Payne: “Yes I think so. It has made me strong. I learned to be more independent. It has made me physically fit and wiser.” MWR: How did being stationed in Egypt affect your leadership abilities? Payne: “Going from a unit from where I had a supervisor to a place where I was on a one-man duty station, I basically had to not only perform my daily duties, I had to learn and perform the job of a 68T (animal care specialist) which is a vet-tech. When we are overseas, if there is no vet-tech around we, the 68Rs (veterinary food inspection specialist) have to fill in and perform their

duties to the best of our abilities. And vice versa, if there are no food inspectors on hand, they (the animal care specialists) have to fill in for us. Vet-techs look after MWDs (military working dogs) and/or “mascots” while overseas.” MWR: What else did you in while overseas? Payne: “While in Egypt, I had to basically figure out a system where I not only had to inspect the dining facility, the food delivered to the dining facility and the FX (Force Exchange), but I also had to go out and visit OP (observation posts) and inspect their kitchen and cooler areas. I also had to inspect their mascots while visiting the OP sites.” MWR: Any other training?

front of the room. I am getting out, doing more and meeting people I would not have met if it wasn’t for the BOSS program.”

Payne: “Yes. I was also a water combat survival trainer, while I was stationed in Egypt. I basically helped Soldiers properly tread water with combat gear on.”

MWR: What were your plans before joining the military?

MWR: What school are you attending and what are you studying? Payne: “I am majoring in Nursing. I am currently enrolled in Hopkinsville Community College online courses and in the classroom. This is something I feel I would be good at. Helping and caring for the well-being of others is something I am really passionate about.” MWR: What motivates you to do what you do? Payne: “I think my main drive is to succeed and to be great role model for my daughter, Kinley. I want to succeed and do well to provide and take care of her, because I am all she has.” MWR: How has working for BOSS affected you? Payne: “I think BOSS is helping me coming out of my shell as far as being shy and communicating with people. It is helping me with public speaking, instead of being that person in the back of the room, now I am the person in the

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Payne: “I had started classes at Darton College in Albany, Georgia before I joined the Army. I am taking classes now toward my finishing my nursing degree. I am undecided right now about whether I will stay in the Army with a nursing degree. I will probably change my MOS first.” MWR: Is there anything you would like to say to the Single Soldier community? Payne: “If you haven’t checked out the BOSS program yet, you should, there are a lot great activities for Single Soldiers. BOSS offers a lot trips at discounted prices to get Soldiers out of the barracks. There are a lot volunteer opportunities with BOSS, it gives you the chance to give back to the community. Volunteering is a good feeling, it is good to help others. It feels like you are making a difference, a real impact in people lives.”

“My advice to the young Soldier is to manage your money wisely, enroll in college and take advantage of all the opportunities the Army has to offer.” ~ SPC Kimberly R. Payne

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Game Rush

Game Time

by SGT Robert W. Mitchell Having a great passion for real sports, whether it’s football, soccer or skating, could serve to improve your video gaming skills - according to single Soldiers affiliated with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program who recently expressed their passion for extreme sports on the field and on the big screen. BOSS Vice President SPC Joshua R. Charles is a long time fan of the television-based gaming console. “I have been playing video games since I was five years old, but I never really spent lots and lots of hours playing video games,” he said. Charles, who prefers John Madden football games and NHL games developed by EA Sports, likes to play seasonal tournaments where the video game has just as many games as the real sport. “I like to play the full season. I will always play the season games as (the option) is in the game,” he said. Games made by the Redwood City, CA. –based developer, EA, provide a better gaming experience, according to the BOSS VP. “I like EA Sports games. I feel that if Sony or another company would make sports games, they would not be of the same quality and the game features would not have the same emphasis as EA has in their games. This is because EA is more of a sports video game producer than any other company,” he explained. His favorite EA sports title is the FiFA series. “Give me FiFA. I will play FiFA all day, every day,” he said emphatically. Charles is an avid football and soccer video game fan and his love for that genre of gaming may have come from his joy in playing those sports in the real world where he played football and soccer during his high school years. “In high school, I played for four years and three different schools. For offense I played wide receiver, defense I would rotate between strong safety and cornerback. My best position was wide receiver. As far as soccer, I played for the local American Youth Soccer Organization, in Los Angeles. Playing sports helped me to develop teamwork, but it also gave me a sense of individualism in perfecting my skills for the sake of the team. If I am not good, then the team is not good. Everyone has to do their part,” he said. Playing video games does provide some level of excitement while stimulating your senses; it does not necessarily make up for the real, physical competition found in the real world, according to Charles. “If I had a choice between playing the game or the real sport, I would choose the real sport. One reason is because it would actually make me physically involved instead of sitting on my butt and getting fat from playing a

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video game all day. Another reason is that you would not get the same rush from the wind (from running) or being tackled while playing the game for real, as you would playing with your thumbs.” Charles said he is looking forward to the release of EA’s FiFA ’14, set to hit stores this September. The game will be available for all platforms (PS3, Xbox360, Wii, Nintendo). For another BOSS Soldier, gamer tag “Chuckiez13”, NHL-themed video games with high impact and non-stop action is more of his speed. “I am an avid hockey fan so I really like to

play NHL games. My favorite sports team is the Anaheim Ducks,” said SPC Jay Rodriguez, another single Soldier active in the BOSS program here at Fort Campbell. Rodriguez said he was more into platform and road-based sports such as biking and skating. He enjoyed pushing the limits of high adrenaline sports. “I was more of a skater growing up. I skateboarded a lot. I used to always go to the X games (extreme competition sporting events),” He said. Extreme events, according to Rodriguez, include daredevil athletes who compete on a professional level in biking, skating, rollerblading and other areas. “You have pro bikers, pro skaters and professional rollerblade skaters performing stunts and tricks in different styles of competition to include big air, half pipe, vertical ramps and street style,” he explained. His favorite game is Tony Hawk Pro Skater2 for the

Playstation2. Rodriguez, who has experience competing in extreme sports, said balance is the key to success. “I had to compete on a half pipe, big air and street. It is very competitive and good equilibrium is very necessary on the half pipe and big air to be able to stay on the board.”

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above. The rider is challenged to stay on the bike while riding over crates, ladders, barrels, and 20 foot containers in different positions. The landscapes are ice capped mountains, natural scenery and metal structures. Gamers can select a bike, customize gloves, goggles, and bike designs. This game has a split screen that allows two riders (gamers) to compete on the same course. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (Konami) uses the Fox engine, the same engine used in the Metal Gear Solid 5. This game has plenty of visual improvements; individual blades of grass on the field have impressive detail. This version of FiFA has an animation system that has collision impact features and the AI (artificial intelligence) thinks three moves ahead.

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In The Know

Get Your Wellness On! by Tony Saluzzo

September is Suicide Prevention Month. In an effort to continue to spread the word and bring awareness to this serious issue, Fort Campbell’s Installation Suicide Prevention Office is teaming up with several local agencies to hold a Community Wellness Day on Saturday, September 7. The event will begin with the 2nd Annual Wellness Walk at 9 a.m. on September 7 at Sportsman’s Lodge. Last September, over 300 people joined us to raise awareness. What a fabulous day we had! Not only will the Wellness Walk heighten awareness of this serious subject, but it will also include fun for everyone! Various agencies will have information booths set up along the walk where you can get your passport stamped after talking with staff about their display. Children will have a bingo card that can be used to find hidden symbols along

the route that will correspond to the matching flag on their card. The providers will discuss services they offer to the community and answer any questions the walkers may have about those services.

The first 300 participants who finish the route with their stamped passports or completed bingo cards will receive a stein, similar to the ones presented at a German Volksmarch. Children’s steins are available for our younger participants and are non-breakable. If the reward of a stein and the gained knowledge is not enough to entice you Sportsman’s Lodge will be offering a continental breakfast along with other delicious food later in the morning. We invite you to come out and join us for tons of fun and also to bring awareness to our community to help prevent suicide. For additional information, please call the Suicide Prevention Office at (270) 412-0078.


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The Storms of Life

Perspective Management

by Ramon M. Maisonet

The footage of Barbara Garcia was made public as fellow storm survivors began recovering from the fright and horror they experienced while a 200 mph tornado demolished their neighborhoods. Barbara Garcia, an Oklahoma City storm survivor, was in one moment sitting on a stool in her home holding her dog, and in the bat of an eyelash, found herself standing in the rubble of everything lost. She noted during an interview about everything she possessed, “It was there and then it was gone…in just…no time.” Just like that, the world Barbara once knew was gone before she could blink her eyes. A disaster like this certainly begs the question: What do we do when the storms of life take from you what you cherish most? What do you do when a Casualty Assistance Officer or a Police Officer is standing in your doorway and begins the conversation with, “I express my deepest regret…?” What do you do when that car that you spent so much money on has an engine that suddenly blows? What do you do when the college(s) that you invested four or eight years of your time (and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars) into does not land you the career that you had dreamed of way back then? What do you happens?”

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fail to understand the events that life unfolds on our journey, we must accept the fact that life has its own ideas about how it is going to express itself. It does this without any input or say-so from us! In fact, I once contemplated writing a book and titling it, “Excuse me Life, but I’m standing right here!” I believe part of the answer to the questions of the circumstances of life often lie in our perception. It is a personal mantra that I’ve asserted for years; I believe perception is everything! I even wrote about it in the January issue of MWR Life. I say that because each one of us carries a perspective that dictates how we respond to the storms—good, bad or indifferent. Let me go a little bit deeper with this. A few years ago I came across the story of two women who suffered heartache. Each had suffered a broken heart at the hands of men who promised them the world; knights in shining armor that promised these women the kind of romance that would put movies like The Notebook to shame. Travel, thrills, adventure, candlelight dinners, sandy beaches, priceless gowns and ball-room dancing; what more could a woman want? Each man respectively left a “Dear Susan” in place of their promises and just walked away—life happened. Each woman went out and purchased a rope, paper and a pencil. The first woman, through an emotional outburst, used the pencil and paper to write a note detailing the pain and the heartbreak that she had experienced as a result, and then used the rope to hang herself.

used her pencil and paper to write a note detailing the pain and heartbreak that she had also experienced. However, in her case, as the words came together, the bleeding of her heart became the lyrics to a song. Lyrics she would later submit to a publishing company that was ultimately made into a song by a recording artist. A song to which she received significant royalties-$50,000 to be exact! She remained calm during her storm. Did you know that the most recognizable feature of a hurricane is the eye? According to the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, the eye of a hurricane is calm because the rotational forces of the hurricane itself deflects the wind slightly away from the center, causing the wind to rotate around the center of the hurricane (the eye wall), leaving the exact center (the eye) calm. With all of the chaos around it, the eye remains calm. Back to my story: while the first woman was shaking her fist and screaming in disbelief, the other was calmly accepting things as they happened. While one was mourning her loss in anger, the other was marveling at the opportunity of self-expression. One responded to life through pain, the other through passion. “In three words,” said Robert Frost, “I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” I’ll add: “Storms Intermittent.”

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Broadcast Careers

Train Your Brain

by Tara Goodson Obtaining a degree in higher education is a goal many Soldiers, Family members, Retirees and Civilians strive to achieve. While in school, we tend to focus on classes that we will lead us to the perfect job in the perfect career field. But what happens after you receive that hard earned diploma? Is the perfect job in the perfect career field waiting for you? It can be a bit harder than that and it may take you a while to find the right career for you, but it can be done. What I found when speaking to my peers is that only a handful of people are working in the career field they thought they would be in while in school. Most of them recommended obtaining a general degree and then specializing as you move forward in your chosen field. Of course, speaking to an advisor at the university or college in which you are enrolled is the best action to take. Two local broadcasters found their way into their career field by taking advantage of opportunities presented to them over the years. Van Stokes and David Loos, Jr. might have familiar voices if you listen to Austin Peay State University Sports Network. Both “simply fell into” broadcasting without a plan to achieve success in this field. But successful they are and success comes in multiple fields; Stokes is the Recreation Division Chief and Deputy Director of Family and MWR at Fort Campbell and was named the 2008 Man of the Year by USA Wrestling. Loos is one of the owners and radio personalities for 1400 AM WJZM and 105.1 FM WVRY and he was named the 2013 Spirit of Austin Peay recipient for his contributions to APSU and the community over the last 16 years. Broadcasting is something they both love and I asked each of them if they could answer a few questions about how they came to this point in their lives. MWR: Did you always know you wanted to work in your field? Was it a straight course, or did you back into/fall into a job that led you to this career? Stokes: It was not a straight course for me. I became involved with broadcasting with the Armed Forces Network in Europe while working in Germany for nine years. After moving back home, I received an unexpected call from ESPN that helped put me on this road. By then, I realized that it was something I wanted to continue.

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Loos: My path into the radio business was definitely not planned. I was traveling to Hawaii with the Austin Peay basketball team for a holiday tournament in 1997 when I was asked on the plane - to fill in on the radio broadcast for the games. The chance to buy WJZM and WVRY also came at a “right place-right time”.

Loos: Come prepared! Early in my career I just tried to show up and just wing it. Over time, I realized that the more prepared you are, the better the outcome will be. MWR: What is the biggest misperception about your career or industry? Stokes: This is not a glamorous business. It involves hours of preparation, and schedules that must accommodate long hours. It can take a long time to prepare for a short broadcast. Loos: I think there is a perception that we just show up and talk. To be successful you have to come in prepared. A great amount of time is spent prior to going on the air. I don’t think people understand how much time is spent doing work off the air to prepare. MWR: What would you consider your biggest accomplishment with this career field?

MWR: What skill is the most valuable one you developed for your success? Was it a skill you learned in school/ college, or one you learned on the job? Stokes: Aside from having the patience of Job, one of the most important skills is to be able tell the right story and not be awash in a sea of information and statistics. Although people relate to sports differently, the broadcaster has a responsibility to tell the story in a way that helps people understand the experience. Loos: From a sports broadcasting standpoint I am not sure I have so much of a developed skill but more of a knowledge base about the sports I am calling and a comfort level talking on air. If there is a skill that has been developed, it is transitioning from sports broadcasting to other programs. I definitely had to learn to be more of a conversationalist. MWR: What do you wish you knew then (early in your career) that you know now? Stokes: In television, I wish I had a deeper understanding of the technical roles of everyone involved with the production. Also, I did not know how difficult it could be to reach the highest levels, or how many excellent announcers were working in the field.

Stokes: I have always enjoyed national or international competitions, and in particular with the Olympic community. Regardless of exposure, or the level of competition, there is always a sense of accomplishment when the right story has been told. Loos: Working with Van Stokes! In all seriousness, the opportunities to work with people that I learn from, including Van, and the knowledge that is passed on from folks I consider great. MWR: What advice would you give someone considering going into this field? Stokes: Never turn down an opportunity to get work. You build your skills through experience, and you never know where the next opportunity might lead. Loos: Be patient. You won’t be on Sportscenter out of the gate. Be yourself. Find a style that you are comfortable with and work at it. Don’t try to be someone else. Finally, be prepared. Know what you are talking about. No matter how well you speak, people will know when you don’t have an idea of what you are talking about. No matter your chosen field, be patient and take advantages of opportunities presented to you. Seek advice from successful people in the field and continue your education.

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Buckets of Money

Family Finances

by Gary Swalve

I had a wise financial advisor tell me once “you can spend your money any way you want but you can only spend it once.” Every time we get paid we have five places or buckets for our money to go: taxes, short term debt, living expenses, saving and investing, or we can give some away to our favorite cause (giving). We can get into trouble when we follow the order in figure 1 below, when we should follow the order in figure 2:

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Figure 2 The whole idea is to learn to pay yourself first and fill up the saving and investing bucket to achieve short term, mid-term and long term goals. The big difference between the two figures above is that one of the buckets is missing in Figure 2; short term debt. Think of your goals as buckets to fill. When we become debt free we no longer have to put any money in that short term debt bucket. Now I can put it toward other buckets that I “need to” or “want to” fill. In Figure 1, the debt is located before the money hits the bank. This is because many of us like to set debt payments up as

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allotments so we can ensure payments are made. I say eliminate those debts and turn those payments into saving and investing allotments that help us pay ourselves first and achieve our goals. The diagram across shows six buckets that saving and investing can fill. Starting a new business may be a long term goal for some. It is best to save and go into a new business venture debt free if possible. Charitable giving is for long term planned giving to your favorite cause. Freedom from long term debt is getting that mortgage paid off early or for student loans. Lifestyle desires is for a vacation home, a boat or that RV you have always wanted. The Family needs bucket is for emergency funds, future education costs for children or long term care costs for parents. My favorite is the financial independence bucket, better known as the retirement fund. Financial independence is a different state of mind than retirement, which sounds like the beginning of the end to me. So which of these buckets should you fill first? Do you need to fill all of these buckets? The answer to both of these questions is: it depends on your goals. As a financial advisor I can tell you that there are certain buckets that need to be filled first. Everyone should have an emergency fund that is equal to three to six months of expenses. If you have long term debt like a student loan that should be a bucket to fill as soon as possible, and the earlier you begin to fill your financial independence fund the longer you have to put the power of compounding to work for you. Take some time to examine your goals and then put them in writing. A simple format to use is the acronym PAT, Purpose, Amount, and Time. For example a goal statement for an emergency fund might read like this: I will have $3,000 in my emergency fund bucket in 12 months by saving $250 a month to my savings account by allotment. Write your goals out and display them somewhere you

see them every day and as you fill a bucket go ahead and have a little celebration. Goals are meant to provide us direction; if you don’t know where you are going how you do know if you ever get there? There are four truths about money that we all have to face: 1. We all have limited resources. 2. There are always more places to spend money than money available to spend. 3. How we spend our money today impacts our future, every dollar I spend today is not available later. 4. The longer term our perspective with our money the better decisions we will make about our daily spending. To achieve success we need to be guided by fundamental principles. I always advise my clients to live by the following four financial principles: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Learn to live on less than you make. Avoid debt like other dangers. Save for future needs and wants. Set long term goals for your money to help you prioritize daily spending. These are fundamental principles that provide long term stability and clarity to our financial outlook.

For additional information and assistance with all of your financial concerns, please call the ACS Financial Readiness Program at (270) 798-5518 to schedule a confidential one on one appointment.

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Child, Youth & School Services 1. Bastogne (CDC) (270) 412-4485 2. Eagle (CDC) (270) 412-3303/3304 3. Gardner Hills (CDC) (270) 412-0392 4. Part Day Preschool (CDC) (270) 412-6767 6. Tennessee (CDC) (270) 412-4477 7. Watters #1 (CDC) (270) 439-7993 8. Watters #2 (CDC) (270) 439-7996 9. CYSS Division Adminstrative Office (270) 798-6539 10. Family Child Care (FCC) (270) 798-4959 10. Parent Central Services (CYSS Central Registration) (270) 798-0674 11. Billy C. Colwell Center (270) 412-2315 12. Gardner Hills (SAS) (270) 461-0641 13. Airborne (SAS) (270) 461-1047 14. Bastogne (SAS) (270) 461-0995/0996 10. School Liaison (270) 798-9874 15. SKIESUnlimited Center (270) 412-5811 16. Teen Club 24/7 (270) 956-1033 16. Youth Center (Taylor) (270) 798-3643 16. Youth Sports (270) 798-6355 Community Services 17. Army Community Service (ACS) & ACS Director (270) 798-9322 18. Family Resource Center (FRC) (270) 956-2935 19. Financial Readiness (270) 798-5518 17. Lending Closet (270) 798-6313 20. Soldier & Family Assistance Center (SFAC) (270) 412-6000 21. Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) (270) 798-0277 22. ASYMCA Backdoor Boutique (270) 956-1566 23. ASYMCA Family Center (270) 798-7422 Dining & Entertainment 24. 19th Hole (Cole Park) (270) 798-1822 25. Conference & Catering Center (Joe Swing) (270) 798-2175 24. Community Activities Center (Cole Park) (270) 798-4610 26. Dawg Haus (270) 798-0766 24. Southern Buffet (Cole Park) (270) 798-4610 27. Sportsman’s Lodge (931) 431-4140

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Recreation & Leisure Baldonado Pool (270) 798-5207 Dolan Pool (270) 798-5350 Gardner Indoor Pool (270) 798-6310 Single Pool (270) 798-4247 The Zone (270) 461-0603 BOSS Program (270) 798-7858 Bowling Center (Hooper) (270) 798-5887 Golf Club (Cole Park) (270) 798-4906 Challenge Course (270) 412-7855 Adventure Program (270) 412-7854 Archery Range (270) 798-2175 Dog Park, North (270) 798-2175 Dog Park, South (270) 798-2175 Hunting & Fishing (270) 798-2175 Paintball (270) 956-3118 Parks & Pavilions Office (270) 798-2175 Riding Stables (270) 798-2629 RV Park (Eagles Rest) (270) 798-2175 RV Park (Fletchers Fork) (270) 798-2175 Skeet Range (270) 412-4015 Small Arms Recreational Range 16 (270) 798-3001 Recreation Center (Dale Wayrynen) (270) 798-7391 Sports & Fitness Estep Wellness Center (270) 798-4664/4023 Fryar Stadium, Sports Admin Office (270) 798-3094 Fratellenico PFF (270) 798-9418 Freedom Fighter PFF (270) 798-7355 Gertsch PFF (270) 798-2753 Lozada PFF (270) 798-4306 Olive PFF (270) 798-4101 Softball Complex, North (270) 798-3320 Softball Complex, South (270) 798-3320 Trades & Services Army Education Center (270) 798-3201 Arts & Crafts Center (Guenette) (270) 798-6693 Auto Service Center (Air Assault Auto) (270) 956-1101/1100 Auto Skills (North) (270) 798-5612 Engraving Etc. Specialty Store (270) 798-0171

61. Equipment Rental (Gear-to-Go) (270) 798-6806 62. Library (R.F. Sink) (270) 798-5729 63. Veterinary Services (270) 798-3614 Travel & Lodging 64. IHG Hotel (931) 431-4496 65. IHG Hotel (Satellite Location) (270) 439-2229 66. Leisure Travel Services Office (270) 798-7436 Miscellaneous Services 67. 101st Airborne Division Headquarters (270) 798-9793 68. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (270) 798-8055 69. Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (270) 798-7161 70. Commissary (270) 798-3663 71. Division Parade Field 72. Fisher House (270) 798-8330 73. Gate 4 Visitor Center & Vehicle Registration (270) 798-5047 74. Gate 7 Visitor Center & Vehicle Registration (270) 956-4495 75. In/Out Processing & MWR Public Relations (270) 798-7535 76. MWR Director (270) 798-9953 76. MWR Unit Funds & MWR Collections (270) 798-6818 77. Museum (Don F. Pratt) (270) 798-3215/4986 78. Wilson Theater (931) 431-3636 The Exchange 79. Airfield Mini Mall/Burger King Green Beans Coffee (270) 640-4614 80. Community Town Center Class Six (931) 431-3622 Military Clothing Store (270) 798-4212 Pizza Hut Delivery (270) 439-1113 66 Exchange/Food Court/Mall (270) 439-1841 81. Exchange Administration Office (270) 439-1846 82. Firestone (270) 439-1865 83. Gardner Hills Mini Mal1(Burger King/Subway) (270) 697-1020 84. Kentucky Shoppette (24hr gas) (270) 439-1914 85. KFC & Taco Bell (270) 439-6353 86. Troop Mini Mall (gas) (931) 431-2410 87. Tennessee Shoppette (gas) (931) 431-4944


Healthy Habits by Char by Charlene Frasher

Packed with Protein

Our muscles, skin, bones and many other parts of the body contain significant amounts of protein. Protein accounts for 20% of our total body weight. Proteins are large molecules consisting of amino acids which our bodies and the cells in our bodies need to function properly. Our body structures, functions, the regulation of the body's cells, tissues and organs cannot exist without proteins. Clean protein can be found in a variety of foods. Meat (to include fish), eggs, milk, cheese are all good sources. Nuts and beans are also well known for being a good source of protein. However, you may need to add a protein supplement to your daily intake. There are mixed views on how much protein the body can absorb at once, but the general opinion is the body can only absorb 40-50 grams at one time. If you were to consume that amount and

your body only needed 25 grams, the excess would be converted and stored as body fat. An individual that is sedentary will not need to consume as much protein as an individual that is active. There may be underlying factors regarding your body’s needs for protein and this can be determined by your doctor, nutritionist or dietician. I surveyed a variety of individuals from different fitness levels to find out if they use a protein supplement and if so, the reason. The majority use a supplement for recovery and rebuilding of muscle tissue after workouts. All consumed a protein shake after each workout and occasionally before bed. Only a few used them as a meal replacement and some stated that they would consume it as a snack on occasion. The majority wanted a protein supplement that offers great taste, low fat, and fewer calories, less cholesterol, dissolves easily and provides the right amount of protein for their needs. Although there was no brand that stood out, the common denominator was Whey Protein. There are several brands to choose from at different price ranges and with a wide assortment of added nutrients. However, you will need to be sure to do your research. A soy based protein may work for your friend but not

sit well with your body. A Casein or Beef Protein Supplement may be more effective if you can afford it. These products were consumed in combination with Whey Protein. Protein comes in different forms of absorption as well, concentrate = fast, isolate = faster, hydrolyzed = fastest. Whey Protein is one of the two major groups of proteins found in milk. It is a highly digestible source of protein. Soy protein is derived from soy beans (Edamame). This is a selection that many vegetarians or females choose. This seems to be a controversial product, so be sure to do your research when choosing. Casein is the chief protein found in milk and cheese. Of the true proteins found in milk, about 82 percent is Casein. You have heard of Little Miss Muffet, right? Well she was eating her Curds (Casein) and Whey. Beef protein powder comes from actual beef, but it’s had virtually all of its fat stripped away. As a result, this protein powder digests very quickly, making it a worthwhile substitution for whey if you have a milk-protein allergy. Different dietary and health care requirements determine correct protein needs. Ensure you speak to your health care professional before beginning a protein supplement.


Trot for Troops

ECFT

by Tara Goodson It’s time to break out your running shoes and set a good pace for the September Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour (ECFT) event. Hopkinsville will host their second activity and the ninth event for this year’s ECFT. Trot for the Troops will take place on Saturday, September 14. Registration is open online at www.fortcampbellmwr.com or www.active.com or you can register in person at the Hopkinsville YMCA. Active duty

Families will receive a military discount for registered participants, with a maximum discount of $10 per Family. Race day registration begins at 6:30 a.m., the 1 mile Family Fun Run begins at 8 a.m. with the 5K/10K to follow immediately after at 8:30 a.m. This chip-timed race begins at the YMCA and continues the route along Eagle Way, with various turn around points dependent on the race length. There are eight age categories tochoose from within the 1-mile Family Fun Run, 5K Road Race and 10K Road race. Trot for the Troops event organizers, Hopkinsville YMCA, have hosted the run for several years and even offer free childcare for registered racers from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. All participants will receive a race t-shirt with

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their registration fee and all proceeds help benefit the Hopkinsville YMCA scholarship fund. You can also support the Christian County Chamber of Commerce by participating in the Salute Week Chili Cook-Off on Friday, September 13 at 4 p.m. in downtown Hopkinsville at the Farmer’s Market. The October ECFT event will be back in Clarksville for the Go Commando Half Marathon. Registration is available online at www.fortcambellmwr.com. Trot For Troops Registration Information 5K early registration (before Aug 26) 1 mile pre race day (before Sept 15) 10K early registration (before Aug 26) 10K Aug 17 - Sept 16 Active Military 10K (after Aug 26) Active Military 5K (before Aug 26) Active Military 5K (after Aug 26) 5K Aug 17 - Sept 16

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This n’ That

byMignon Deason

Ahhh, summertime is in full swing! I love to be out in the sun, whether it is at a water park, a zoo, an amusement park, or just outside relaxing by a body of water. Give me a beach, a river, a lake, or a backyard pool and I will be content. Of course, summertime also means Leisure Travel Services is at its busiest with all the vacations and attractions folks seek out for their much deserved down time. Amusement parks that include water parks are among the best value and offer a full day of fun for all ages. A couple of the more popular parks include Holiday World/Splashin’ Safari and Beech Bend/Splash Lagoon. Both parks are located just a short drive away and include free parking, free sunscreen and free sodas with the admission price. Can’t beat that for a great Family value! For those seeking more of a thrill there’s always Six Flags Mid America or Six Flags Over Georgia. Zoos

are also a great way to spend a relaxing summer day. The Nashville Zoo has a giant jungle gym where your children can use up some of that never-ending-energy. Of course, there’s always a good old

fashioned baseball game. Summer, hot dogs and baseball just seem to go hand in hand and you can get the entire experience at a Nashville Sounds minor league baseball game. Speaking of sporting events, summertime also means Tennessee Titans Eagle Zone tickets go on sale This year we will be offering a one time opportunity to purchase season passes (sold in pairs) on August 1. No preregistration is necessary as this sale is on a first come, first served basis with limited availability. For more information on Titans tickets and any other attractions, please contact Leisure Travel Services at (270) 798-7436 or stop by our office in the Exchange Mall to speak with an agent.

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Staging Success

Bright Lights

by Jessica Ryan The Fort Campbell High School (FCHS) Drama Department experienced a successful run during the 2012-2013 academic year. The students and teachers produced their fall drama The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in November. They then followed with their spring musical The Little Shop of Horrors in April. Both productions brought the school together. Similar to the proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child,” it takes a community to raise, or um…put together a school play. Long after-school rehearsals, precise coordination from different academic departments, hours of building sets and costumes (not to mention, puppets) and generous support from staff members – these just scratch the surface of what it takes to put on a FCHS play.

While it sounds extensive, the FCHS Drama teacher Nelson Torres, or known as Mr. Torres by his students, makes theatre productions seem effortless. Torres began teaching at FCHS last year. Although he is new to the Fort Campbell community, Torres is not new to teaching or theatre production. With six years of teaching under his belt, he previously taught in Florida and Puerto Rico. Prior to teaching, he built sets for community theatres while he obtained his Master’s degree in Education. Torres became familiar with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) school system after he saw a job posting on USAJOBS.gov and decided to apply. Once he received the job offer, he packed his bags and moved to the Fort Campbell area. At FCHS, Mr. Torres plays a vital role in the school’s Drama Department. During regular school hours, he teaches approximately 70 students among three

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Drama classes. In his Drama class, Torres follows a curriculum which covers different theatre areas. From acting to directing to technical aspects, Torres’ students gain a well-rounded understanding of theatre production. For instance, during one particular class, the students learned about prosthetics and made their own horns and ears. In other classes, students watched clips from famous stage plays and saw how all the theatre elements came together. His students commented that he is very energetic, creative and encouraging. “He wants everyone to get out of their shell,” said Jasmyn Mullins, an incoming senior. After school, he is involved with the Drama Club and theatre productions. With the Drama Club, Torres hopes that his students get an opportunity to practice what they learn in his Drama class. He states there is an influx of 30 to 60 students involved in the Drama Club. During the play season, the number can rise to over 100 students. For each theatre production, Torres holds open auditions meaning that every student is eligible to try out. In addition to filling cast roles, crew roles are equally important. Students are involved in every aspect of the production such as working behind the scenes, handling concessions and ushering patrons to their seats. Most notably, Torres and his students work together to design and build stage sets and costumes. For The Little Shop of Horrors, the team constructed unique sets from scratch and colorful puppets to portray the vicious and lively plant Audrey II. Theatre productions also allow other academic departments to get involved. During The Little Shop of Horrors, the FCHS band provided live music during each performance. In addition, the cast and crew received help from other teachers and teacher aides with choreography and singing. Jasmyn Mullins and her sister Ashley, an incoming sophomore, were the Doo-Wop Girls in The Little Shop of Horrors. The sisters remarked that it was their first time being in a musical, and they were excited to be part of the cast. “It was a lot of fun, but very strenuous because we had to learn new music and we had to perform with a live band,” said Ashley. “It was kind of interesting learning our parts because we never did a musical before.”

As the 2013-2014 academic year approaches, Torres anticipates another successful season. Many of his Drama class students will return for another semester. Some of them will become teaching assistants and group leaders. They will help Torres instruct his classes and learn advanced course material. In regards to the upcoming theatre productions, Torres has yet to announce what the fall production will be. Last year, he allowed his students to choose the play based on his recommendations. Whatever the students decide, Torres hopes to continue improving the Drama department and expanding his students’ skills. “A lot of the students learned the basics and did very well,” said Torres. “[For this upcoming school year] I want them to apply those skills and become more creative and reach more impressive levels with the productions.” Would you like to get involved with the FCHS Drama Department? Contact fchsdramafamily@gmail.com for more information.

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Easy and Delicious School Lunches

In the Kitchen

by CynDe Clack As I looked for easy school lunch recipes, I realized that you can put anything you like into a wrap. I found wrap recipes for chicken BLT, roast beef, Asian chicken, fajita, pulled pork, veggies - and the list goes on. If your child has a favorite food (or you have leftovers you need to use) – wrap it up. Wraps are easy to transport, easy to hold and easy to eat. The most common wrap, or flatbread, to use is a tortilla. In addition to traditional flour tortillas, you can try herb, pesto, whole wheat, jalapeno, lemon, spinach, and tomato flavors. Garden Chicken Wrap (www.kidshealth.org) 4 whole-wheat, 8” wraps • 2 cups store-bought rotisserie chicken, shredded ½ cup shredded carrots • 1 avocado, thinly sliced 1 cups baby spinach leaves • ¼ cup of your favorite fat-free/low-fat dressing (about 1 tablespoon per wrap) 1. Place wraps side by side on a flat surface. Divide chicken into four portions (about ½ cup each). Place a portion of chicken on each wrap. 2. Top each wrap with carrots, avocado, and spinach. 3. Drizzle dressing evenly over each wrap. 4. Roll each wrap tightly and cut on the diagonal. 5. Wrap tightly in aluminum foil and refrigerate for lunch the next day. Sandwiches are always a favorite and easy to pack. You can use the bread of your choice or if you want to give it “special sandwich status” - use a croissant. Pack with carrots, fresh grapes and a small yogurt cup. Of course, you can vary this anyway you want. Switch up the sandwich filling, use different veggies and fruits, add crackers; your only limit is your imagination. The Best Egg Salad Ever (www.bettycrocker.com) 3 large eggs • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise • 3 tablespoons diced ham 2 tablespoons chopped green onions • 4 slices, rye bread, toasted • Salt and pepper to taste Coarsely chop boiled eggs and place in a medium bowl. Stir in mayonnaise, salt and pepper, ham and onion. Spread mixture on toasted bread. Place in plastic bag and store in fridge if you are making for lunch the next day. The nice thing about salads is the combination of textures and flavors, they’re easy to make and easy to vary to suit your child’s preferences. Start with a basic recipe and vary your ingredients. Layered Salads (Facebook share) Salad Dressing • Cucumbers • Shredded Carrots • Tomatoes (small variety, uncut) Other veggies as desired • Fruit as desired • Cheese as desired • Lettuce (torn – not cut) Layer the ingredients in a small re-sealable container – in the order listed. Don’t let the salad dressing come into contact with the greens and the greens will stay fresh. Place a folded paper towel on the top before putting the lid on and this will help with any excess moisture. Prior to eating – remove the paper towel and replace lid. Shake and enjoy. Now that you have some yummy recipe ideas for school lunches, what are you going to carry it in - a brown bag, a grocery sack, an insulated bag, a My Little Pony box? When I did some internet searching, I found a Scooby Doo – Mystery Machine – Lunch Box. I might have to get that for myself! Here’s a great tip - I have heard of freezing your child’s juice box or water bottle and using it as the source of keeping the lunch cold! There are all kinds of choices for containers and methods of carrying lunch to school: character boxes, bento boxes, gourmet insulated bags, dome lunch boxes. You can also purchase brown lunch bags at the store. The good thing about these – you never have to worry about it coming home. My point is that it doesn’t really matter how you get it to school, as long as it’s nutritious and your child eats it.

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Spotlight on MWR

Guenette Arts & by Patrice Johnson-Winters

Just over 70 years ago, the United States Army initiated its Arts & Crafts Program. Building 5613 on Tennessee Avenue was the first home to Fort Campbell Arts & Crafts. The old, wooden World War II building was a converted tank motor pool and housed woodworking, ceramics, photography and framing. During the fall of 1975, the Arts & Crafts program moved to its current home in building 89 on what was then called ‘Chaffee Road.’ Named for Vietnam era Medal of Honor recipient (posthumously) Peter M. Guenette, Guenette Arts & Crafts Center has undergone many changes in the past 38 years. When the center first opened its doors in 1975, it catered exclusively to adult patrons. During the 101st Airborne Division’s deployment to Desert Storm/Desert Shield, the facilities’

standard operating procedure adjusted to allow children to enter the facility while in the company of their parents. This was done to aid the Spouses of deployed Soldiers that wanted to participate in activities and did not have childcare. However, it was not until 2001 that the craft shop began developing

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classes, workshops and activities geared toward the younger members of the Fort Campbell community. Today almost half of the Craft Shops programs are designed for either children or Families with children. Although anyone 12 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult while in the crafts section, there are a variety of activities suitable for a wide range of ages and skill levels. While kid’s clay workshops, drawing classes, and leather workshops have set times, there are many self-directed activities that can be done on a walk-in basis. Paint Your Own Pottery, Clayworks, Metal Embossing and Metal Punch projects fall into this category. Soap Making and Galaxy Painting classes are often offered several times during the day making them easier to fit into patrons’ schedules. The fees and age requirements for classes and workshops vary, but regardless of age or skill levels, the craft shop has opportunities for everyone. Patrons are also welcome to book Guenette Arts & Crafts Center areas for birthday parties, scout troops and other group events. Another aspect of Guenette Arts & Crafts Center that has seen many changes during the past years is the framing area. Although part of the 1975 program, it was not until the mid 1990’s that the framing area began utilizing v-nail equipment. Until then, all frames were assembled using clamps, nails, glue and putty. It took at least thirty minutes to put a frame together, and since the facility had only four clamps, no more than two frames could be assembled at one time. It was the introduction of the v-nailer into the framing area that made Guenette custom framing services possible. While

the addition of the v-nailer sped up the frame making process, the computerized mat cutter revolutionized the framing area. With the purchase of the first computerized mat cutter in late 1999, anyone could design and cut professional looking custom pieces. Multi-window, complicated mats that once took up to an hour to cut out by hand, only took the computer minutes to complete. The ever growing technology of matting and framing equipment combined with the advancement in matting and framing materials make this area one of constant change. The multi-craft area of Guenette has seen its share of changes as well.


& Crafts Center Over the years it has hosted activities such as upholstery, lapidary and welding. For different reasons, the popularity of these areas waned and over time they were eliminated from the program. Other areas, however, endured the test of time and remain popular today. Hand and wheel thrown pottery are still alive and well at Guenette Arts & Crafts Center as well as ceramic pouring. The area currently houses over 2,000 molds and recently received two new low fire kilns. Stained glass and leather work are also available as well as a variety of painting and drawing classes. New additions to the multi craft area include classes such as Stepping Stones, Iris Folding and Handmade Books.

5613 to the Guenette Center. Today the woodcraft shop is fitted with a wide selection of equipment and hand tools. Classes are offered in pen turning and wood carving and staff are on hand at all times to assist with advice and instruction. The resale area offers a selection of carpentry grade lumber and sheet goods for purchase. Patrons must have a DA 3031 qualification card before operating any woodworking equipment. This card is available to anyone 16 years or older after completing the woodshop safety class. Guenette Arts & Crafts Center also accepts valid qualification cards from other military installations. Another major change to the facility came when the photography area of the building was closed. The popularity of developing and printing photos as a hobby had declined for the Craft Shop and they could not afford to maintain qualified personnel in the area to safeguard potential chemical hazards. The area was closed down in the late 90’s and began a slow conversion to what is now Engraving Etc. Today Engraving Etc boasts three lasers, a vinyl cutter and sublimation equipment. They provide a competitive on-post option for plate engraving, awards, trophies and signs and are open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Perhaps the most encompassing change to the Arts & Crafts program has been the funding for the program. During the early years, almost all funding came from tax payer dollars. Throughout the years, that has changed and today the facility must try to be self-sustaining. It is projected that in the near future, the craft shop will receive no Appropriated funding and will survive entirely on the funds generated from fees, classes and retail sales. Despite this knowledge, Guenette Arts & Crafts is committed to serve the Fort Campbell community, providing quality opportuniIn 1994, work was completed on ties at affordable prices. a spacious addition to the east side of the In November 2013, Guenette building. While the original building 89 Arts & Crafts Center will be 38 years old. was built with Appropriated Funds, or tax There have been many changes to the payer money, the new construction was program and the building over those achieved with Non-Appropriated Funds years. Even the very street on which is sits or “Soldier dollars”. The addition was has changed its name from Chaffee Road erected over what had been the to Screaming Eagle Blvd. building’s parking lot. The Employees and patrons have new parking lot had to be Guenette Arts & Crafts Center relocated to what use to be Open Tuesday and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., come and gone. Old programs have been replaced the back of the building. This Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. by new programs, and still the change, however, made it Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Arts & Crafts program waits possible to move the last Information on classes, fees and schedules can be eagerly to receive the next area of the Arts & Crafts found by clicking on the Events Calendar at program, the Woodcraft budding artist, craftsman or www.fortcampbellmwr.com/Recreation/ArtsCrafts/index Shop, from the old Building or by calling (270) 798-3625/6693. When you visit the facility, ‘do-it-yourselfer.’ be sure to remember, the parking lot is behind the building.

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Style Your Life

Morning Dash by Tara Goodson

In my house, mornings are not Family friendly. My oldest child and I are not morning people and we make sure everyone around us knows it - to the dismay of the rest of our Family. We both love the snooze button and move very slowly when we finally roll out of bed. When school began full-time, I quickly discovered having a night-time routine that includes prep for the next morning made us both happy. The added bonus was no more missed busses! What works for my Family may not work for yours - but if you find yourself stressed out and running behind in the morning, why not try creating a routine in the evening that will help make your morning smoother? Once I get home and we eat dinner, our routine begins. My expectation is homework will be done before I come home from work. After dinner, homework is checked by an adult. All homework is put back into the backpack, along with any special items needed for the following day. This was especially handy when it came to snack days. A shower or bath

is next, followed by teeth brushing. Once the child is clean and into their pajamas, we start on lunch for the next day. Neither of my children care for the school’s hot lunch, so we brown bag it. Preparing a nutritious lunch is easy and can save your Family money in the long run. Check out a few recipe ideas on page 6. After lunch is safely stored in the fridge, and a reminder post it note is put on the back of the

door, we set the table for breakfast items. This also helps your child decide what they want to eat in the morning. Cold cereal, fruit, oatmeal? Simple choices can be overwhelming if you are stressed or crunched for time. The next part of our routine is the challenge in our house: deciding on clothes for the following day. I make sure to check the weather forecast before we settle on the clothing choice for the next day. “Long sleeves and pants with a sweater when the predicted high is 90 degrees? Why don’t we look at the dresses in the closet?” is something I have said a few times over the years. A reminder to set out clean undergarments, socks and shoes wraps up our prep time for the next morning. Setting the routine may initially delay bedtime, but the payoff of not having a rushed, stressful morning makes it worth it in the end.


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