murfreesboropost 2013-06-16

LIVING WELL: Fear of medical treatment can kill



Over the years, I have encountered many patients who are afraid to go see a primary care doctor about some condition that concerns them.A funeral was held for a teenager last month that never should have happened.Michael Rushby, at 16 years old, died of testicular cancer.He spent months hiding the obvious tumor from his family and friends because he was […]

PART II: Music triggers Rutherford County tourism



Across Murfreesboro Public Square on MTSU’s campus, Southern Gospel music rings the rafters of Wright Music Hall each July.Across Murfreesboro Public Square on MTSU’s campus, Southern Gospel music rings the rafters of Wright Music Hall each July.Both genres of music fill the night air in Murfreesboro each July.Authentic Southern Gospel royal music heritage rolled into Murfreesboro the night of July […]

Retailer grants child’s wish



When asked to help make a wish come true for Caden Goodrich, a 6-year-old battling childhood leukemia, the local Wal-Mart stepped in to help.Do you believe in miracles?Well, the people at the South Rutherford Boulevard Wal-Mart do. When asked by Joyce McDaniel, board member for the Make-a-Wish Foundation in Middle Tennessee, to help make a wish come true for Caden […]

Photographer’s passion goes on display



Murfreesboro native showcases work in WoodburyA camera, plus passion and big dose of people equals award-winning creations for photojournalist Aaron Thompson.”Ever since attending the nation’s top photojournalism school at Western Kentucky University, it’s people who trigger my passion for photography,” Thompson said about his life’s work, which will be featured in a one-man show starting Monday at the Arts Center […]

Loyd Thomas ‘Tommy’ Nokes Jr.



Loyd Thomas “Tommy” Nokes Jr., age 77, of Murfreesboro, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013 at his home.A native of Wilson county, he was the son of the late Loyd Thomas Nokes Sr. and Catherine Nokes. He was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law Jacob Lee Christiansen.Mr. Nokes is survived by his wife, Betty Ruth Nokes; sons, Thomas Eric […]

Blackman standout makes national basketball team



More than 120 high school basketball players recently took to the court at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado hoping for one of the 12 spots on the 2013 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team.More than 120 high school basketball players recently took to the court at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado hoping for one of the […]

MRS. MURFREESBORO: Thoughts of dad flood Father’s Day



Father’s Day is bittersweet every year because, while I celebrate the loving father my husband is to our children, I don’t have my own father to hug anymore.Father’s Day is bittersweet every year because, while I celebrate the loving father my husband is to our children, I don’t have my own father to hug anymore. I was surprised when I […]

INSIDE MTSU: Women to take flight of their lives



The aerospace facilities both on campus and at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport are buzzing with activity.The aerospace facilities both on campus and at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport are buzzing with activity.Teenagers and midstate K-12 educators are the beneficiaries of relatively new and longstanding programs. Teens in grades eight through 12 are attending introductory and advanced summer camps, while adults are […]

United Way announces annual investment



Nonprofit to invest $2.5M in communitiesThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County will use the United Way’s annual investment of $140,000 for improving the education of at-risk children, its director said.”It really impacts our programs,” explained Derek Blake, director of operations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County. On Thursday, the United Way announced its community investments […]

BIZARRE: Neighbor signs own name to steal mattress



A Murfreesboro man who signed his own name on a delivery receipt allegedly stole a mattress that was delivered to his neighbor Monday and gave it to a family member, apparently for no particular reason.A Murfreesboro man who signed his own name on a delivery receipt allegedly stole a mattress that was delivered to his neighbor Monday and gave it […]