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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: We Talked With State Champs Upperman Lady Bees

The Upperman Lady Bees were undefeated in their district, 14 and 0. They had all of us cheering them on from the Upper Cumberland area going to the state playoffs beating teams one at a time………Jackson South Side 52 to 43, East Nashville 61 to 44, and Pearl-Cohn 66 to 62 to become double A State Champs! I talked with Coach ... Read More »

Sheila Says: Strong Is The New Pretty

Strong Is the New Pretty is a powerful photo series that challenges traditional notions of what makes little girls awesome by depicting young girls who are empowered not by their looks, but by living their fullest, most fearless lives.  I had the chance to interview the author/photographer Kate T. Parker about why she chose to publish this wonderful book.   Read More »

Sheila Says: Oleg From Two Broke Girls Talks Stand Up

Jonathan Kite plays Oleg, the Ukrainian cook at the Willamsburg Diner where the girls work, on “2 Broke Girls” on CBS.  When he’s not filming “2 Broke Girls”, he still tours the country doing stand-up. Jonathan talks about filming his stand up at his old high school. Read More »

Sheila Says: It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time

It’s Girl Scout Cookie Season! They’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scout Cookie Program and they celebrate with a new cookie, the S’mores cookie! Here’s where you can purchase cookies: Spring Street Market in Cookeville, Lowe’s, Tractor Supply, Old Navy, Kroger in Cookeville or go to girlscoutcookies.org to find a cookie booth near you. Girl Scouts Olivia & Kaydence ... Read More »

Sheila Says: A Memoir By A 94 Year Old Pearl Harbor Survivor

75 years ago Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base in the Hawaii Territory. Donald Stratton was a 19 year old from Nebraska on board the USS Arizona ship when the sneak attack happened. At 94, he’s one of only 5 survivors still living to tell their story. He’s written a memoir, the first by an U. S. S Arizona ... Read More »

Sheila Says: It’s Martin Luther King, Jr Day

It’s been nearly 55 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Junior gave the historic “I Have a Dream” speech. Delivered at the base of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28th, 1963 during a March on Washington, the speech is considered one of the defining moments of the Civil Rights movement and one of the most famous speeches in history. Here are some little-known ... Read More »