Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

December 6, 2012

Building character

Rotary Club Character Essay Contest rewards fourth-graders

CROSSVILLE — The Crossville Noon Rotary recently held an essay contest for all Cumberland County fourth-grade students. Topics were characters or the Rotary Four Way Test. Top winners at each school were awarded a bicycle.

Brown Elementary

The Four Way Test

By Jonathan Bailey

First Place

At school the Rotary Club came. They told us about: is it the truth, is it fair to all concerned, will it build goodwill and better friendship, and will it be beneficial to all. This is called the four-way test.

Number one of the four-way test is, is it the truth. Truth means honesty and what is right. One time I was at the store and the cashier gave me too much change. I knew I should give it back, but I also wanted that money to buy a candy bar. I did the right thing and gave the money back. This is one example of truth.

Number two of the four-way test is, is it fair to all concerned. Fair means treating everyone equally. One time in first grade someone had a party and only invited his friends. This was not fair, those who weren’t invited got left out.

Number three of the four-way test is, will it build goodwill and better friendship. Goodwill is an act of kindness. One time I helped Cody because his bus was going to leave, and he didn’t have his stuff ready. I helped him pack up and catch his bus. This built better friendship, now Cody and I are better friends.

Number four of the four-way test is, will it be beneficial to all. Benefit means to have an advantage. An example of being beneficial is like a nice boss gives everyone a raise because they were doing great. But if he only gave it to a few people because that was his friends, that wouldn’t be beneficial to all.

The Rotary Club’s four-way test is: is it the truth, is fair to all concerned, will it build goodwill and better friendship, and will it be beneficial to all. They all four help us become better people.

If everyone lived by the four-way test our society would be a better place.

Text Only
Lifestyles
  • FFG Resident Services Painting.jpg FFG Resident Services presents painting to the Pat Summitt Foundation

    A dramatic portrait of Pat Summitt, painted by Chuck Jensen, was presented to the Pat Summitt Foundation by Fairfield Glade Resident Services at its Community Information Event on memory care.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 127 seniors JosephZarolla-W6.jpg Zarola entertains 127 Seniors

    The members of the 127 South Senior Center met Friday, July 25, for bingo and Mexican Train domino game. Conversation, along with coffee and sweets, was enjoyed by all. Helen Lord called the bingo numbers, and the prizes were furnished by Eye Centers of Tennessee. Life Care Center checked everyone's blood pressures.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marriage licenses (Published July 30, 2014)

    July 29, 2014

  • Habitat-Group photo-Crisp Dedication .jpg Habitat celebrates 55th home dedication

    Anne Crisp is excited that she and her two daughters have a home to call their own. Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity (CCHFH) dedicated the 55th home to be built in partnership with low-income families. Crisp put more than 500 hours of "sweat equity" into her home and has completed 50 hours of self-improvement, where she attended classes on budgeting, home maintenance and good neighbor among others.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Gypsy Rose to visit Fair Park

    The Cumberland County Playhouse is currently performing the award-winning Broadway play “Gypsy.” A great American story set during the 1920s fading vaudeville circuit, "Gypsy" portrays the rise of famed burlesque performer and stage mother Gypsy Rose Lee as she journeys across the country with her mother and sister during a time when Vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. The complex character of Rose could be described as bold and brassy, as she steamrolls everyone in her way to turn her daughters June and Louise into child stars.

    July 28, 2014

  • plateau gardening-springBlooms4361.jpg Match August garden tasks to plant biology

    During all seasons in temperate climates like ours the greenery around us is changing. New shoots appear and leaves pop out of swollen buds after spring rains.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pleasant Hill Ramblings.jpg Landis reunites with Japanese teacher

    There is a special lady living in Pleasant Hill who spent 42 years of her life in Sendai, Japan, teaching English at a Japanese Christian school and as a missionary with the United Church of Christ Board for World Ministries.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lion of Year.jpg Lions Club recognizes Lion of the Year

    Charles Loveday, charter member of the Crossville Lions Club, was recognized as the Lion of the Year at the annual installation of officers picnic July 8. Loveday earned this award for his service as first vice president, membership chairman, eye glass chairman and his help with fundraisers and other matters where needed. From left are Loveday and President Gary Laura.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 8-8 counseling center-play with dolls.jpg Christian Counseling Center celebrating 12 years

    Help the Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County (C5) celebrate 12 years of community service. Dine at Ruby Tuesday of Crossville Aug. 8, 9 or 10. Print the flyer from the center’s website, www.cccotp.org, and give it to the server.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • A Time 4 Paws collecting shoes to help Soles4Souls in fight against global poverty

    Attention anyone with a closet! Those shoes no longer wanted are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty.

    July 24, 2014