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Sheila Scruggs

Sheila (Page) 12-1-15Originally from Lynchburg, TN (By the way, Sheila makes excellent lemonade…), Sheila lives in Cookeville with husband Tim and her fuzzy “kids.”

Sheila has always wanted a career in the spotlight. As a child, Sheila desperately wanted to be a professional whistler…but a series of unfortunate playground pranks involving sticking her tongue to a frozen flag pole brought those dreams to an end. Luckily, Sheila was encouraged by her Granny who said, “A whistling woman and a crowing hen always comes to a bad end.”

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Sheila Says: Should You Pierce Your Baby’s Ears?

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When it comes to parenting, there are so many issues that divide mothers – vaccinating, breastfeeding, disciplining, sleep training. But for some reason, the issue of infant ear piercing seems to get people even more riled up! The debate was re-ignited recently after Katie Price, an English TV host and model, posted a photo of her 17-month-old daughter on Instagram, showing the ... Read More »

Sheila Says: It’s The Year Of The Monkey

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Today, February 8th, is Chinese New Year. Each Chinese New Year is characterized by one of 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. This year is the Year Of The Monkey. If you were born in 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 or, now, 2016, you were born in the Year of the Monkey. Traits of the Monkey: Quick-witted, charming, lucky, adaptable, bright, versatile, lively, ... Read More »

Sheila Says: Should Women Be Drafted Into The Military?

Pfc. Lane Higson and Pfc. Casey Higson, identical twins serving in Iraq with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. The twins, natives of Myrtle Beach, S.C., joined the Army together and have not separated since.

In December it was announced that every position in the U.S. military, including combat jobs, would be open to women. Currently, men between the ages of 18 and 26 have to register for the Selective Service System and show up for military duty if called. In 1981, the Supreme Court ruled that women didn’t have to register for the draft because ... Read More »

Sheila Says: A Seminar To Help Mend Your Soul

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Domestic and Sexual Abuse is rampant in our society and few want to speak out about it. Consider learning what you can do to help those that suffer in silence because of past and present abuse. If you are a victim, consider attending the free session on Saturday. Register online at www.therivercc.com   Gay Lemmons came in on our morning show to ... Read More »

Sheila Says: Today Is The Day The Music Died

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The Day the Music Died Day is always observed on February 3rd. This day we remember the unfortunate and untimely death of singers 22-year-old Buddy Holly, 17-year-old Richie Valens and 28-year-old J. P. Richardson, aka: “The Big Bopper”. These three singers died in an airplane accident on February 3, 1959 near Clear Lake, Iowa. Their pilot, Roger Peterson, also died ... Read More »

Sheila Says: Girl Scout Cookies On Sale

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Booth Sales of Girl Scout cookies start February 7th and run until Feb. 27th on the weekends. Locations: Algood Wal-Mart, Lowes, Sam’s, Tractor Supply, Old Navy, Spring Street Market, Dollar Tree in Algood. Special thanks to Sarah Beth & Shelby Briggs for coming in to tell us about the Girl Scouts. Read More »

Sheila Says: It’s On Us

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA - Lady Gaga performs at the 27th annual Producers Guild Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision for Producers Guild of America/AP Images)

The White House It’s On Us campaign has launched a new contest. College a capella groups around the country can now compete for the chance to get advice from big-name musicians — and raise awareness about campus sexual assault at the same time. All the groups have to do is record themselves covering Lady Gaga’s “Til It Happens To You.” ... Read More »

Sheila Says: Happy Birthday Lisa Marie Presely

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Lisa Marie Presley was only 9 years old when her Dad, Elvis passed away. Since then, she and her Mom, Priscilla, have helped his legacy continue. Lisa Marie was born 48 years ago at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She is The King’s only child. Here she is with a lovely tribute to her Dad. It’s a duet with Elvis called ... Read More »

Sheila Says: Is This Child Neglect Or Tradition??

Pic shows: Fran Rivera and daughter.

Bullfighters have come to the defence of Fran Rivera after he uploaded photos of himself fighting a baby bull with his daughter in his arms by uploading their own snaps of the same thing.

The Spanish bull-fighter became a trending topic on twitter and the State Defence of Andalusia in southern Spain is also allegedly studying possible legal action against him.

Social media users heaped criticism on the bullfighter, making parallels with political leader Carolina Bescansa who took her baby to congress as well as the notorious photo of Michael Jackson holding his son out the window.

"Father of the year," posted one user, whilst animal rights party Pacma called the image "shameful" and claims the bullfighter is educating his daughter "without respect for animals".

But now some of his Spanish colleagues have come to his defence by uploading similar images with themselves and their children.

Alvaro Oliver wrote: "Here with my nephew in support of @Paquirri74 in respect to our lives and our values."

Whilst ElCordobes wrote: "If I show my children the values of a bullfighter it’s because I want them to make use of their freedom, but with knowledge, everything else is ignorance."

Health Minister Alfonso Alonso stated: "I don’t think it’s appropriate to put minors at risk, but I think it’s enough just to give the father a nudge in this case."

He has confirmed that the Child Watch department is "looking at the case", although he believes there is "no need to go any further than to bring it to his attention."

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One of Spain’s most celebrated matadors, Francisco Rivera Ordóñez, is under fire because he posted a pic on Instagram of him holding his 5 month old daughter while waving the red cape right in front of a bull. Other bullfighters are taking up for him saying it’s tradition to have pics made with their children while in the ring with ... Read More »