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The Prettiest Baby & Tiny Tot Contest will be held Saturday, August 29th at the Cumberland County Fair. For more information and registration forms call Mamie Lou Cox at 931-484-2663 (Day) or 510-4915 (Evening).
The Stephens Center Parent-Child Connection Class will be held at the Exchange Club/Stephens Center Healthier Beginnings office in Crossville on Thursday, August 27th from 9:30a.m. - 11:00 a.m. This is the fourth session of the 2015 Fall, Series I. The class will be Praising Children for Their Behavior. For more information call The Stephens Center at (931) 823-6432 or 1-800-635-5199 or locally at 484-8923.
The Plateau’s 2015 Alzheimer’s Walk will be held Saturday, August 29th, 4pm-7pm, at the Carl T. Duer Soccer Complex 558 Crossroads Drive, Crossville, TN. Registration Opens at four with Photos, Entertainment, Food, Kids and Pet Areas. The Opening Ceremonies at five including Door Prizes, Races, Pet Parade and Contests. The Walk Ribbon cutting starts at six. There’s a classic car cruise-in, along with live music from Matt and Mel and the Victims of Circumstance. Sign up online at www.alzTennessee.org. All registered Plateau Walkers with donations of twenty-five dollars or more will receive a FREE pass to a 2015 Tennessee Tech Football Game. Fun, Food and Live Music. Remember, Put Alzheimer’s First.
Donald Reed needs a life saving heart transplant and is seeking donations to help cover what insurance does not. Donations can be made to the National Foundation for Transplants online at transplants.org. To learn more about Donald Reed and the National Foundation for Transplants call 800-489-3863 and online at transplants.org.
The 3rd Annual Smoke in the Valley BBQ Competition and Festival will be August 29th at the Pikeville Community Complex. For more information go online to bledsoecountyrescue.com
Free breakfast at Safe Harbor Church in Vandever. August 29th from 7am-10am or until we run out of food! Come for breakfast and Fellowship.
Wags and Whiskers is hosting a month-long "Spay-Ghetti Dinner" event through August at the Genesis Italian Grille in Crossville. Proceeds benefit their low-cost spay/neuter program in our area. Tickets are $10 in advance ($12 at the restaurant) and include great spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad and a drink. Tickets are available at Happy Hound Realty, Bed and Biscuit Kennel, the Cats-Meow resale store next to Sonic and at the Duplicate store on the 4-lane by Chuckles Drive. Check our website www.wawpr.org for more info and ticket location maps. Wags and Whiskers has "fixed" over 9,600 dogs and cats so far and this fundraiser will help them keep doing that.
The Mayland Senior Citizens Club is holding a Fundraiser throughout the month of August. A $5 donation will get you the chance to own an amp. You can purchase your tickets any Monday night from 5-8 pm at the Center (36 Ballfield Drive). There will be meals every Monday night that includes dessert and drinks with Open Mike Karaoke. For more information, please contact Phyllis Vernon at 931-349-0619.
The CCHS Class of 1980 will be holding a 35 year reunion on October 2nd and 3rd. For information, please contact Kim Boston Tabor at 931-248-2626 or Cindy Turner Brown, 931-456-1961…
Meridian Baptist Church will be holding their 5th Sunday Singing on August 30th at 6:30. The featured group will be the Southern Gospel Quartet, Victorious, from Rockwood. A love offering will be taken and CDs, T-Shirts, etc. will be available. Dr. Mike Garrett, Pastor, and congregation welcome everyone for an evening of good gospel music. The church is located on Highway 68, just 3 miles from the Homestead split. For directions or more information, please call the church office at 931-456-6089.
There will be a Free drive thru drug drop on Friday, August 31 from 10:00 am -2:00 pm at the Cumberland County Health Department 1503 S. Main Street. The health department is partnering with Crossville Police Department to collect any unused, outdated prescription, over the counter medications, creams, etc. for proper disposal. For more information call 484-6196.
Home Away from Home Head Start and Childcare Center at 18 Obed Street or 115 Pinewood Drive is now taking applications. The offer a year round quality early educational program, qualified teachers, healthy meals, and enrollment opportunities for children with disabilities. To learn more, please call 931-484-3238 or (931)-787-1012.
The soccer game vs. Kingston (rain-out on 8/20) has been rescheduled for Monday, 8/31 at 5pm CST. (submitted: Lance Kennedy
A Girl Scout Recruiting Event will be held Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Roane State Community College in Crossville from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls ages 5 to 18 and Adults 18 and older are invited to sign up to become a member of Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee. There will be informational and fun stations set up and the recruiting event is open to anyone in Cumberland and surrounding counties. To register online go to gsmidtn.org.
The next Crossville/Cumberland County 2030 Vision meeting will be held at Pine View Elementary Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. EST. Everyone is invited to come out at join in the conversation about community goals for the future. Upcoming Vision Meetings will be held at Brown Elementary, Monday August 24th at 5:30 p.m CT. Homestead Elementary, Tuesday,August 25th 5:30 pm CT and at Stone Elementary on Tuesday, September 1st 5:30 pm. CT.
Cumberland and Bledsoe County Christmas tree and strawberry growers are reminded September 1, 2015, is the final date catastrophic-level insurance under the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) can be purchased through the Farm Service Agency for the 2016 crop. In addition, November 15, 2015, is the deadline to purchase insurance for the 2016 crop of grapes, peaches, apples, and plums and December 1, 2015, is the deadline for honey producers to purchase coverage. For more information, contact Cumberland/Bledsoe County FSA office at 931-484-6520, toll free at 1-855-216-2802, or visit the FSA website at fsa.usda.gov. Producers may also contact the staff by e-mail to inquire about the administrative fee or buy-up coverage at Denesa.Jolley@tn.usda.gov or Maria.Turner@tn.usda.gov.
The City of Crossville is now taking entries for this year’s Christmas Parade Theme. The winning entry will receive a gift certificate from a local merchant. Crossville Christmas Parade Theme entries must be submitted by Friday, September 4, 2015. You can mail or deliver your entry to ATTN: Billy Loggins, 392 North Main Street, Crossville, TN 38555 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cumberland County Republican Party will be hosting their annual Reagan Day Dinner September 12th at Martin Elementary School. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner starting at 6:00. The keynote speaker this year will be former US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales who was with President George W. Bush on September 11, 2001 and was a key player in the American response to 9/11. Tickets are $30 per person or a table of 8 can be purchased for $200. For tickets or more information, please call 931-456-4414 or stop by the county trustee's office located off of Main Street.
First Baptist Church will have a Community Fun Day on Labor Day, Monday, September 7 starting at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy free food, games, fun, face painting and more. First Baptist Church is located at 712 S. Main Street in Crossville.
The Crab Orchard Chapter of DAR is looking for talented individuals who can perform popular music from the WWII, Korean, and Vietnam eras at the annual USO show on Saturday November 14th at the Palace Theatre. Auditions will be held on Tuesday September 8th from 10-2 at the theatre. You may schedule your audition by contacting Linda Baker at 931-260-1372.
Everyone is invited to join Lake Commission member Levonn Hubbard on Tuesday, September 8th to take a guided hike of the new Soldier’s Beach Trail at Meadow Park Lake. This new trail was named after the World War II German prisoners who would be escorted to the lake where they would bathe. The trail passes by the area the prisoners used. Everyone is invited to meet for the 8:00 a.m. hike at the trail head parking lot on City Lake Road. For more information, contact the Park Office at 931-788-2034. Soldier’s Beach Trail will also be included in the September 2015 Hiking Trail Marathon. Nine (9) trails in Fairfield Glade/Cumberland County have been identified to make up 26.2 miles. Participants will have the entire month of September to complete either a 13.1 (half-marathon) or the full 26.2 (full-marathon). This is not a race but rather a “go at your own pace” fun event. You must register for this free event. For more information go to time2meet.com/marathon
The L.B.J. & C. Development Corporation Head Start Centers and the Central Office will be CLOSED September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day. Head Start will re-open on September 8, 2015.
Entry forms are currently being accepted for this year’s Pioneer Day and Heritage Festival. The all day event will be held on Saturday Sept 12th 9-4. All venders, crafters, demonstrators, musicians, and kids activities people are encouraged to get their applications in ASAP. Vendor applications are available on line at fairparkseniorcenter.org, or by coming by the Fair Park Senior Center at 1433 Livingston Rd. For more info. Please call 931-484-7416 and ask for Tina or Carolyn.
The Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands will be holding a benefit called “Thunderland for the Cumberland” at the Crossville Raceway on Saturday September 12th from 10-5.. You can spend the day full of food, fun, and cars. There will be artistic, vintage, and useful vendors as well as classic, antique, and race cars on display, and, of course, food.
Entry forms are currently being accepted for this year’s Pioneer Day and Heritage Festival. The all day event will be held on Saturday Sept 12th 9-4. All venders, crafters, demonstrators, musicians, and kids activities people are encouraged to get their applications in ASAP. Vendor applications are available on line at www.fairparkseniorcenter.org, or by coming by the Fair Park Senior Center at 1433 Livingston Rd. For more info. Please call 931-484-7416 and ask for Tina or Carolyn.
Enjoy Family Fun, at the 31st Annual Pioneer Day in Crossville on Saturday, September 12. Kids 12 and under get in Free! faces painting, cake walks, bounce house, kiddy train and horse drawn wagons for Free! Take selfies with Confederate, Union, & Revolutionary Soldiers, and Cowboys! All day music with 3 stages of entertainment! Win the Musicfest Competition! There is lots to do at Pioneer Day! Sat. September, 12th at the Community Complex Fairgrounds in Crossville. For more information about event, competition or vendor space call the Fair Park Senior Center,484-7416.
Enjoy Family Fun, at the 31st Annual Pioneer Day in Crossville on Saturday, September 12. Kids 12 and under get in Free! faces painting, cake walks, bounce house, kiddy train and horse drawn wagons for Free! Take selfies with Confederate, Union, & Revolutionary Soldiers, and Cowboys! All day music with 3 stages of entertainment! Win the Musicfest Competition! There is lots to do at Pioneer Day! Sat. September, 12th at the Community Complex Fairgrounds in Crossville. For more information call the Fair Park Senior Center,484-7416.
Free classes are being offered for family and friends of individuals with a major mental illness on eight consecutive Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm-8:30pm, beginning on September 16, 2015 and ending on November 4, 2015. With Hope in Mind is support and education for family members and friends who have a loved one with bipolar disorder (manic depression), major depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and/or other disorders. The With Hope in Mind is a FREE eight-session course provided by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Cumberland Plateau that provides the practical and emotional support you need as a caretaker of someone with a mental illness or disorder. With Hope in Mind offers helpful skill-building classes, such a problem management, communication and crisis planning, and provides you with immediate coping skills for dealing with the different cycles of each illness. With Hope in Mind offers both education and support and courses are taught by trained family members. To register for these free classes call John and Denise Ranger at (931) 707-0283
Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity’s Lunch on the Lawn will be held on Friday September 18th from 11:00-1:30 on the courthouse lawn. Advance tickets are $12 and day of the even tickets are $15. For participation and/or sponsorship, please contact Vanessa at 931-484-4565 or Vanessa.email@example.com.
The Third Annual Wine on the Plateau presented by Fairfield Glade Rotary is scheduled for Saturday September 19, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conference Center in Fairfield Glade. Tickets will be $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event, if still available.
Major Sponsors for the Wine on the Plateau are Crossville Heating & Cooling, Cumberland Medical Center, Dave Kirk Automotive, Cumberland Eye Care, and Happy Hound Realty. As with the recent Auction and Casino night, proceeds will go to help Rotary support local non-profits and other Rotary service projects.
Wines from around the world that can be purchased locally in restaurants or wine stores, Craft Beers, and food samples make this a fun event. Chestnut Hill Winery, a local establishment, will participate for the third year and more vendors are being lined up. Food tastings from local restaurants will include Legends at Druid Hills, Stonehenge Grille, Red’s Ale House, The Brass Lantern, The Pour House, Scarlett Catering, and more.
The Annual Cumberland County High School Baseball Alumni Game will be held Saturday September 19th at 9:00 am at Jet Park. On Friday Sept. 18th at 9:00 pm all alumni registered for the game are invited to shake off the rust and take batting practice at Jet Park under the lights. The cost to participate is $15 per player with all proceeds going to support the CCHS Baseball Program. Registration forms can be picked up at CCHS or by emailing CCHS Head Coach Dave Prichard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Second Annual Crossville Scarecrow Festival and Car Show will be Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Crossville. Come out for a fun-filled day for all ages. Enjoy the Scarecrow Contest, Car Show, Food Vendors, Live Music, Kids Events, Games and More! Scarecrows will be guarding the Courthouse so come out and pick your favorite for the People’s Choice Award. All proceeds will benefit Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. For more information or to enter the Scarecrow Contest, Call Jean Bennett at 931-287-1334 or Lynn Kerley at 931-484-4782 or visit LifeCareCenterofCrossville.com
According to Denesa Jolley, County Executive Director of the Cumberland/Bledsoe County Farm Service Agency (FSA), as a convenience to local farmers, a staff member will be available for crop base program signup each Wednesday through September. Interested applicants are asked to call the Crossville office beforehand in order for the staff to prepare required documents ahead of time. The office phone number is 931-484-6520 or toll free at 1-855-216-2802.
Denesa Jolley with the Cumberland/Bledsoe County Farm Service Agency reminds producers whose farms have wheat, oat, barley, corn, grain sorghum, or soybean bases that September 30, 2015, is the final date 2014 and 2015 contracts may be submitted to the local office. She reminds producers that program elections made for these farms earlier this year were NOT annual enrollment contracts. Anyone having questions about crop base contracts is urged to call the local office in Crossville at 931-484-6520 or toll free at 855-216-2802, Jolley said.
FREE WORKSHOP sponsored by United Fund of Cumberland County, Inc. “Get on Board!” How to Recruit, Train and Retain Nonprofit Board Members. October 22, from 1:00 - 4:00pm, at the United Fund Glenn S. Miller Board Room, 348 Taylor Street. Please register by calling 484-4082.
The Crossville Police Department will host a training class called “Building Strategic Community Partnerships” starting September 11, 2015 in the Police Department Training Room, 99 Municipal Avenue. This is a one day course from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is open to all citizens. The purpose of the classes is to help law enforcement and the public work better together, whether it is reporting suspicious activity or learning about resources to help solve problems plaguing the community. The course will be taught by retired Major Dan Johnson, who has 30 years’ experience in law enforcement and served with the Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Department in Fort Meyers, Florida. Additional classes will be held September 18 & 25; and October 9, 16 & 23. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by calling the Crossville Police Department at 931-484-7231 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The CCHS BASEBALL Golf Tournament Fundraiser will be held Sunday, October 25,2015 at the Heatherhurst Brae Course with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. 4 person scramble: Teams may be all men, ladies or mixed. 1st place $300 per team, 2nd place $150 per team. Special Events: Closest to Hole on four Par 3’s. 50/50 raffle after play. Entry Fee: $65.00 per player or $260 per team. Includes Green Fees, Cart, Lunch, Mulligan and Prizes. ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT THE CCHS BASEBALL TEAM. Any questions please call Jeremy Jones at (931) 484-3799. Make checks payable to CCHS Baseball Booster Club: Mail to Dave Prichard, CCHS Baseball Coach, 660 Stanley Street , Crossville, Tn 38555
TennCare Kids is Tennessee’s commitment to see that children and teens have the best start to a healthy life. TennCare Kids is a free program of check-ups and health care services for children from birth to age 21 who are TennCare eligible. A check-up includes a health history, complete physical exam, Lab Tests, vision/hearing screenings, developmental and behavioral screenings, and advice on how to keep your child healthy. In addition, dental and behavioral health services are available. In Cumberland County for more information, call the local health department at 931-484-6196. To speak directly with a Community Outreach TennCare Kids Representative, contact Sue York at 931-484-6196.
Cumberland County Sheriff Casey Cox has held six scheduled drug drop-off events through the communities of our county over the past year, where over a ton of prescription drugs and medication have been collected and properly disposed of; as a result of the Cumberland County sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) working together to protect our citizens and environment, a permanent Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box has been placed at the Sheriff’s Office (90 Justice Center Drive, Crossville, TN, 38555) where citizens can dispose of any unused, unneeded, or outdated prescription medication. Such a box allows for the medication to be properly disposed of so that it neither endangers the environment nor our citizens, as many of the thefts and burglaries in Cumberland County come as a result of addictions to prescription drugs. Sheriff Cox said, “I can’t stress enough the importance of getting these unneeded or expired medications out of people’s homes… by getting these drugs and medications out of our homes it not only makes citizens less of a target, it also protects our children. The old common method of disposing prescriptions was to flush them down the toilet. This is the worst thing you can do because the drugs could eventually end up back in our water supply.” The drugs collected at the drop off box are taken to an Environmental Protection Agency-certified incinerator to be properly disposed of. Acceptable items to be dropped off as follows: prescription medication, all over-the-counter medication, pet medication, medicated ointments or lotions, liquid medications in leak-proof containers, inhalers, and pills in any packaging (glass, plastic containers, baggies/Ziploc, or foil).
2015-16 Crossville Leaf Pick Up Schedule
· If your trash pick up is on Thursday or Friday, your leaf collection will be November 2-6 and December 14-18
· If your trash pick up is on Wednesday, your leaf collection will be November 9-13 and December 28 – January 1
· If your trash pick up is on Tuesday, your leaf collection will be November 16-20 and January 4-8
· If your trash pick up is on Monday, your leaf collection will be November 30-Dec 11 and January 11-15
There will be no leaf collection November 23-27 and December 21-25.
Rules for leaf pick up:
1. You must have your leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. on the Monday of your scheduled week. Due to scheduling and time restraints, we will only service each street once per scheduled week. If you miss the first scheduled week, we will not return until the next scheduled week.
2. Leaves must be within 6 feet of curb in order for the vacuum truck to reach them.
3. Leaves must be free of limbs, branches, trash, etc.
Please feel free to call CWD at 931-456-2434 if you have any questions regarding the schedule or rules.
Leaf Collection Schedule also available at crossvilletn.gov
The Boys Scouts of America Troop #174 meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM at the Scout Hut on City Lake Road. The Venture Crews, an offshoot of the Boy Scouts, meet Thursday nights at 7 PM at the same location. For information call Troop Master David Dial at 788-5066.
Home Away From Home Head Start is currently accepting applications to provide free comprehensive child development services to children 3 to 5 years old. The program is for low-income families and is a full day-full year program. For more information on the educational and health services provided, call 484-3238.
The Cumberland Adult Reading Council provides free, one-on-one tutoring for adults who want to learn to read, write, and improve math skills. To learn more about their services, contact the Cumberland Adult Reading Council at 337-5809
Second Chance Resale Store has a great selection of clothing and new books arriving weekly. They are open in the Crossville Outlet Mall Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the Avalon Center: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program. Volunteers are needed; call Robin at 456-5502 for details. Donations of household items, clothing, and furniture can be dropped off or call Second Chance to schedule a pickup.
The Art Circle Public Library has a Public Internet Lab in the lower level of the building with 8 computers for public use. The library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Parking is available in the back; the public is encouraged to take advantage of this free service offered by the library.
The Bread of Life Rescue Mission is in need of donations of non-perishable food such as dry rice or beans, instant potatoes, canned foods, peanut butter, and Jello and Kool-Aid mixes. You may drop off donations at the mission located at 281 W. Fourth Street, or call 707-0503.
The Disabled American Veterans, located behind Kroger on Old Sparta Highway, will have country music every Saturday evening from 7-10 PM, featuring The Buckner Brothers. For information, call 210-7400.
Glade Creek Community and Senior Citizen Center holds monthly meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend; call 277-3044 for more information.
The Mana from Heaven Food Pantry is open each Thursday from 4:00 to 5:15 PM at the Place of Refuge Church at 164 Oak Road. The only requirement is that there is a need. For more information call the church at 707-8114.
The Avalon Center is in great need of a few physically fit volunteers who can help with the pick up of larger household items from community donors, possibly one or two days a week. Having a truck is helpful but not necessary If you can help, please call Nancy at 456-0747.
The Cumberland County Animal Shelter is open on East Lane in Crossville from 10am - 1pm. If you've lost a pet check with them as soon as possible; dogs and cats are available for adoption. For more information, call 484-8525
If you are pregnant and scared, please don't hurt or abandon your baby. Mothers may take unwanted newborns to hospitals, birthing centers, and health clinics with three days of birth. Mother's following Tennessee's Safe Haven Law are assured of secrecy and immunity. For more information, call the confidential Helpline at 1 866 699-SAFE or visit www.secretsafeplacetn.org.
Fair Park Senior Center will hold "Game Day" Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. with team games, card games, darts, movies, crafts and other activities. Refreshments will be available and all Seniors are welcome.
The Fairfield Glade and Crossville Lion's Clubs are forming LEO Service Clubs at Stone Memorial and Cumberland County High Schools. The LEO Club is an international organization encourages student participation in service activities in the community. For details call Bob Seabrook, the Lion's Club LEO Chairman, at 484-3041.
Kids On The Rise is looking for mentors for children in Cumberland County. A mentor is a caring and positive role model. To give your time and make a difference, call 459-2388 for more information.
The Avalon Center offers weekly support groups for women and children who have been victims or witnesses of domestic violence or sexual assault. The groups give participants the opportunity to form bonds with, and obtain support from, other victims in similar circumstances, as well as the opportunity to learn more about the issues. All Avalon Center victims' services are free and confidential. For more information, please call the office at 456-0747 or the 24 hr. crisis line at 1-800-641-3434.