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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: Kids Comment About The Easter Bunny

Easter is just a few days away and so is our big Easter Egg Hunt presented by Meadows Homes (April 15th at Cane Creek Ball Fields in Cookeville).  Mrs. Cyndi Sullivan with Kids Putnam allowed me to come and talk to her class and have some fun with the kids. I asked them some questions about the Easter Bunny. They ... Read More »

Sheila Says: It’s Women’s History Month

Author Sam Maggs says, “hero status isn’t reserved for people who look like Superman—anyone, from anywhere, can accomplish great things. The proof lies within the pages of Wonder Women.” In her book, Sam Maggs proves that smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things, even when the odds are stacked against them.  Hear about some of those women in ... Read More »

Sheila Says: Time For Grammar Lessons

Here are five more common phrases we get wrong all the time . . .  “For all intensive purposes.”  It’s really “for all INTENTS and purposes.”  “Nip it in the butt.”  The correct phrase is “nip it in the BUD,” like a flower bud.  “One in the same.”  Wrong, it’s “one AND the same,” which means two things are alike. ... Read More »

Sheila Says: It’s National Ag Week

On National Agriculture Week, we want to give a big thanks to those producing the fruits, vegetables and milk that help us eat healthy all across America. I had the chance to talk to Adam Mueller who is a fifth Generation Minerva Dairy Family Member. It has been around since 1894 and is the oldest American diary farm. Minerva Dairy ... Read More »

Sheila Says: When Llamas Attack

Oh the difference in kids. This would be like heaven on earth to me because I love animals so much. This poor kid must not have been raised on a farm like me.  He & his family are at a drive-thru zoo where you can feed the animals from the comfort of your vehicle. This boy has a meltdown when ... Read More »

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 »