Category Archives: Misc Articles

Tennison – Spring is in the air here

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The Importance of Good Manners When Training – by Meredith Hodges

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When I was growing up, my grandmother constantly reminded me of the importance of good manners. She would say, “You will never get anywhere of any consequence in this world without good manners!” And she would add, “Without good posture and proper dress, you won’t live long enough to enjoy it!” She made me read

Maury County 4-H Mane Gang Back in Full Swing

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By: Kayleigh Maner (Mane Gang Reporter) Its Mane Gang time again in Maury County! Mane Gang is a group of horse crazy kids that have a meeting once a month to discuss horses and everything about horses. On Thursday, November 19th, 2015, we had our second meeting for this school year. During this meeting, we

Columbia Mule Day Draft Mules – Work Mules – by Dave Skillington

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Columbia Tennessee was a Mule Trading Center, during the mid 1800.  It got the reputation of having good work mules, and honest mule traders, which was so important to the farmers, during that period of history.  A good pair of mules usually made for a good crop year, which was so important.  The feeling among

Mule Day Hall of Fame

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The Mule Day Committee selected two new members to the Mule Day HALL OF FAME”, for 2015. They are Harold (Buddy) Kennedy Jr. (left) and David Skillington (right). Both were honored for their outstanding contributions and hard work to continued success of our Mule Day event. Buddy Kennedy has been an active member for twelve

Celebrating 200 years at the President James K. Polk Ancestral Home – by Becky Leifheit

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Along the parade route on Mule Day the President James K. Polk Home has been an eyewitness from the beginning.  These days you will see much celebration going on as patrons enjoy “Bloodys and Biscuits” (an annual event that supports the Polk Home) on the west lawn.  The Polk Home was standing long before Columbia

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