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New Benchmark Set at Selby Classic

By Larry JacobsonJTV SportsTo write an article about Jackson High Senior Cierra Pryor – the athlete – doesn’t do her justice and, frankly, it’s not much of a challenge. Google her name and the list of athletic accomplishments is amazing. Watch her run around the track at the James R. Selby Track & Field Classic, where she is now an unprecedented four-time winner of the Outstanding Female Performer Award and it’s breathtaking. She is that fluid, that smooth, that impressive… Cierra doesn’t enter track meets – she dominates them. And when faced with an obstacle (or a hurdle to use a track term) she clears it. Cierra’s right foot is her ‘jump foot,’ meaning when she runs the long jump (in which she holds the state record) she goes airborne off that right foot. During the basketball season this winter she severely sprained the ligaments in her right ankle, making it difficult to get that dynamic lift. Undaunted, Cierra simply started jumping off her left foot. It’s a change that the untrained eye would never notice, but to an athlete it’s significant. To Cierra, it was simply an obstacle that needed to be overcome. ‘Bad right foot? Use the left…

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East Jackson Superintendent to Retire

Interim East Jackson Community Schools Superintendent Rich Ames will be retiring at the end of June, to be replaced by current East Jackson High School Principal Pat Little.  Today, a look back at the past school year and end of year activities.  Other guests:  Jeff Matzen, Matzen Financial with "Money Matters";  Rick Collett and Zania Payne, JCISD Astronomy Camp;  Former Miss Jackson County Outstanding Teen Shannon Watts;  Jackson YMCA Executive Director Rick Wilson and Camp Director Joe Finley;  Pet of the Week with Kathy Brafford. UPDATE:  Today's show will replay on Thursday, May 30.

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Wendy’s Charity Classic Aims for $2MM

The annual Wendy's Charity Classic golf tournament to benefit adoption charities hopes to reach $2,000,000 in total dollars raised with this year's event.  Stanton & Associates partners Al LeCrone and Mark Behm announced the tournament will return to the Country Club of Jackson August 11-12, 2013.  The event is part of the LPGA Legends tour.  Other guests:  Congressman Tim Walberg;  BuilderWalk with Andy Woell from General Materials;  Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Shelly Hendrick with board member Gene Trombley;  Cascades Humane Society Interim Executive Director Melissa Woodhurst and Programs Coordinator Kelly Sharrar with Paws in the Park (Saturday, June 1 at Cascades Falls);  Jackson Area Association of Realtors Executive Vice President Melissa Tee and Jacque Austin, Thinking Real Estate, with the Housing Expo Saturday from 10am to 2pm at Jackson Crossing. UPDATE:  Today's show will replay on Friday, May 31.

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Nathan Martin wins NAIA Marathon; Breaks 28 year old NAIA record

MARION, IN – Spring Arbor University's Nathan Martin continues to amaze.  Martin now owns the fastest time ever in a collegiate marathon at 2:18.70, breaking Jim Cairns' (Puget Sound, WA) 1985 record of 2:21.08.22.  What is even more amazing is that it was Martin's first ever marathon. Official times won't be posted until later this afternoon, but it is certain that Martin's time sets the new College Standard by almost two minutes. So many amazing things can be said about this race, including Martin's lead at the very first aid station that was four miles into the race.  Martin was already all by himself by over a minute, which was unheard of.  Running a clockwork steady pace of about 5:18 per mile, he left everyone behind and ran the entire race out of eye sight by the rest of the field. By winning the 10,000 meter run on Thursday, Martin is just the second person in history to win both the 10,000, and the Marathon in the same year.  In 2003, John Ngure from Huntington University (IN) won both as well. The time that Martin posted is now the 15th  fastest time in the United States this year and is just…

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Re-Districting & Term Limits

Due to  re-districting of the Michigan Senate, Jackson County will become part of the 16th district in 2014, which is currently represented by Hillsdale's Senator Bruce Caswell.  Senator Caswell made his first appearance on the Bart Hawley Show today, along with current 17th District State Senator (and Senate Majority Leader) Randy Richardville.  Caswell indicated he would be seeking re-election, while Richardville will be term-limited.  Richardville indicated he is considering several options, including a possible run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Carl Levin.  Other guests:  Dean Anderson, All Star Rental and Hot Air Jubilee Chairman;  Paul Buss and Elizabeth Koepfgen, Jackson County Rose Parade and Party in the Park;  Jeff Kirkpatrick, Lodise Bail Bonds and "Dog & Beth..." CMT series;  BIg Prize Bucket with Ric Walton.

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2013 Pop Goes The Eagle on The Jackson Show

The George Kiesel Auditorium comes alive with the spectacular sounds and sights of the 2013 Pop Goes The Eagle performance. The Parkside Swingin’ Eagles Jazz Combo, Jazz Band, Percussion Class, and Marching Band bring down the house under direction from Steve Brattain and Kevin Krieger.

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Jackson Native Returns for Concert

Jackson native Troy Dixon is a singer-songwriter based in Portland, OR and performs throughout the Northwest at various concert venues.  He returns to Jackson for a concert at Cuppa Coffeehouse at Art 634 Friday night at 7PM and performs two of his compositions on today's show.  Other guests:  Lumen Christi Principal Chris Smith;  Jackson County Fair Manager Denise Owens;  Jackson Area Career Center Instructor Joe Lienhart with precision machining student Ken Wielinski;  Jackson County Miss Outstanding Teen Kaitlyn Hagerty with Pageant Director Windy Chmiel.

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