SOCM to meet Aug. 13

The Cumberland County chapter of Save Our Cumberland Mountains will meet on Monday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. in St. Raphael's Episcopal Church, 1038 Sparta Highway, Crossville.

Visit the Military Memorial Museum

The Military Memorial Museum, at 20 South Main St. across from the courthouse, is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and weekends by advanced appointment only. Come see their Army ranger bazooka featured in the movie Saving Private Ryan, bazooka rockets, a German K-98 bayonet and German uniform boots from the movie Band of Brothers. New items arrive daily. For special hours, group tours or more information, please call the museum at 456-5520 or Nita at 788-1690, Also visit

Public transportation for Cumberland County

As the price for a barrel of oil inches toward $80, the urgency for a reliable and accessible rural public transportation system grows. Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency has been working on a public transportation plan. Come to learn and discuss at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Common Ground, 405 W. 4th St. Call for more information at 484-2633.

PSGA meets Aug. 15

Plateau Sustainable Growers Association meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Common Ground, 405 W. 4th St. At this meeting, members will talk about the Pleasant Hill Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), fall gardening, and drying food. Call for more information at 484-2633.

Relative support group meets

Are you raising a grandchild or a relative child? For more information on assistance and support, please call Abby Walker at the Upper Cumberland Development District toll free at 1-877-275-8233. Adult relative support group meeting is Aug. 28, the fourth Tuesday of every month, from 9-10 a.m. It will be at the UCHRA building at 73 Methodist Campground Loop, Crossville.

Ice cream social set Aug. 26

The Thrivent Lutherans will be hosting an ice cream and pie social to benefit Neighbors Together's efforts to build a new and used discount store which will support their many programs. The date is Aug. 26 from 2-5 p.m. at the Community House in Pleasant Hill. There will be music, ice cream, and desserts. A free will offering will be accepted. Call 277-5088 for more information.

Cardiac Support Group meets Aug. 13

The Cumberland County Cardiac Support Group will meet on Monday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Wellness Complex, 130 Woodmere Mall. Discussion will include membership guidelines and cost for Air Evac. The Cardiac Support Group meets monthly and is open to anyone with cardiac problems and their loved ones. There is no charge for this meeting. It is sponsored by Cumberland Medical Center. For more information, contact Dee Dee Barnwell or Brian Brewer at 456-8870.

Community Advisory Board forms

For those interested in becoming a part of a Community Advisory Board, there will be a meeting on Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 2125 Miller Ave. This board will assist the Department of Children's Services in linking resources for families and children within the community. Churches, organizations and individuals are invited to attend. For more information, please contact Denise Melton at 707-2273.

Senior Bowling League forms teams

New teams are now forming for the Senior Bowling League (55+) which will begin its new season Wednesday, Aug. 29. Bowling starts every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Plateau Lanes and will be in a smoke-free environment. A meeting will be held Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. For questions, call Wayne at 788-5775.

DAV hosts dinner Aug. 10

Disabled American Veterans #32, at 486 Sparta Dr., behind Kroger, is hosting a meatloaf dinner Friday, Aug. 10, from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $5 and includes meatloaf, baked potato, green beans, dessert and coffee/tea. Everyone is welcome.

VFW Post 5025 meets second Monday

VFW Post 5025 holds a meeting and dinner every second Monday of the month. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7. All veterans are welcome and the post is always open to new members. Contact Post Commander William Wynn at the post canteen, which opens at 10 a.m., 484-6728. VFW Post 5025 is at 32 VFW Loop, Hwy. 127 S.

Cordell Hull pageants set Sept. 15

The Cordell Hull Festival Pageant has been scheduled for Sept. 15 at the Pickett County K-8 school gym in Byrdstown. Registration will begin at 2 p.m. for the age groups of infant through 8 years of age, with the pageants beginning at 3 p.m. Registration for ages 9-21 will be at 5 p.m., with the pageants beginning at 6 p.m. Dress competition will be formal. For more information, contact Doris Stephenson at (931) 864-6418 or Laura Brown at (931) 879-1050.

Fair pageants to be held Aug. 16

The Democratic Women's Club and the Cumberland County Fair Association are sponsoring the Prettiest Baby and Little Man contests to be held at the fairgrounds on Thursday, Aug. 16. Ages are newborn to 59 months and 4-6 years for Little Man. To register, call Mamie Cox at 484-2663 or 484-2926.

One Step Beyond meets Aug. 14

The One Step Beyond appetizer/dessert get-together is on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge #2751, 1145 Genesis Road. The cost is $3 per person and it is requested that everyone bring an appetizer or dessert to pass. No reservations are necessary; just come at 5 and have some fun. For information about this group, please call Betty Vernon at 484-5566 or Carolyn Oshry at 788-1155.

Quilt lecture set Sept. 5

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will host a lecture and trunk show titled "I Don't Have Enough Fabric" by Lyn Johnson on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 1 p.m. at the Palace Theatre. The public is invited to this fascinating adventure into members' stash closets to learn how to use what you have and use up what you don't want. There will be a reception following the program. Admission is $5. For further information you may contact Marvell Stevens at 459-2213.

CHA Board of Directors meeting set

The monthly meeting of the Crossville Housing Authority Board of Directors will be held in regular session August 20, at noon at the CHA office. The public is invited to attend.

American Legion meeting set

The American Legion Old Dixie Post 238 will be holding their meeting and dinner on Aug. 11. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and meeting will follow. All veterans are welcome, always looking for new members. for more information, contact Commander Louis (Red) Morrow at 788-6707.