Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


September 16, 2013

PLEASANT HILL RAMBLINGS: Large turnout at PH PTO night

CROSSVILLE — The Pleasant Hill Elementary School PTO was gratified with the large turnout at the Aug. 28 annual Open House and Orientation Night. Perhaps, this was due to the simple meal that gave parents a night off from cooking. “If you feed them, they will come!” as the saying goes.

New safety rules require all school football teams to send their helmets in to be inspected and safety certified. PHS sent 32 helmets for inspection and none of them passed. All had to be replaced. This left their sports' budget grievously depleted. The Booster Club is undertaking fund-raising events to help remedy this situation. Last Saturday’s well received pancake breakfast began their drive. The Hornet football team members are also selling Crossville and surrounding area smart cards. These discount cards offer a really great value for $10. If you would like to purchase a card, you can contact the school.

PHS homecoming activities will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. Eighth-grade athletes in football, varsity cheer, middle school softball and volleyball will be honored. Immediately following these festivities, the Hornet football team will take on the North Patriots at 4:30 p.m.Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a fun filled afternoon of football and delicious food. Other homecoming activities that week will include Mix and Match Day, Friday, Sept. 20;  Camo Day, Monday, Sept. 23; and School Spirit Day, Tuesday, Sept. 24 (wear green and gold). Friday, Sept. 20 will be Fall Picture Day at PHS. Pictures will be taken of individuals, football players and cheerleaders. All in the Pleasant Hill area are encouraged to continue to clip BoxTops for Education, Campbell Soup Labels, used printer ink cartridges and bring them to the school or to Heritage Hall in Uplands Village. There is presently a food drive to help supply the Harvest Food Bank.

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 at Pleasant Hill Elementary School. Don’t miss the Cumberland Hispanic Festival, which will be an all-day festival from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in and around the Cumberland County Playhouse on Oct. 12. Featured will be the food, crafts, music, dance and heritage of the world’s Hispanic peoples.

The school is not the only facility that plans daily “spirit participation” events, Fletcher House of Assisted Living in the Uplands Village in Pleasant Hill had their own week-long celebration to mark National Assisted Living Week during Sept. 8-14. On Monday, they wore mismatched clothes; Tuesday was All American Day; Wednesday, Blue Jeans Day; Thursday, Crazy Hat Day; and Friday, Hawaiian Day. Ah – yes, forever “young in heart.” A highlight for the residents is to check the white bulletin board in the dining room every morning. Caregivers Melissa Carter, Kim Dunn and Valerie Duncan take turns drawing artwork for special days, birthdays, themes, etc.

At the September Pleasant Hill Town Council, Vice Mayor Diane Savage, who is a kindergarten teacher at PHS, enlightened all about Buzz Bucks. She explained that these were distributed to the students to reward good behavior, special kindnesses or helping behavior. They can redeem them at the school store for trinkets or certificates for “lunch with the teacher or principal.” These are very popular and the children love to receive them, and it helps them improve their behavior. The town council was so enamored of the concept that they voted to contribute $100 to help keep the store supplied. By the way, why are they called Buzz Bucks? For the Pleasant Hill Hornets, of course. Everyone should make note of the brand new American flag flying in front of the Town Hall on Main St.

Text Only
  • 20140412_110402.jpg Kids get creative at Youth Expo

    Cumberland Artisans for Creative Expression (CACE) held its annual Youth Expo Saturday, providing young people an opportunity to try their hand at a variety of artistic endeavors, from music and writing to painting and traditional crafts of weaving and spinning.

    April 17, 2014 4 Photos

  • AROUND THE TOWN: The Easter egg hunt that never was

    The Easter Bunny should be able to deliver his baskets in pretty nice weather this weekend. The Good Friday and Easter holiday weekend should feature much warmer temperatures than we had earlier this week when snow showers fell on Cumberland County. Cumberland County students were released Tuesday for spring break, but their last day of school for the week found snow and ice falling from the sky and temperatures in the 20s. Students will return to class on Monday.

    April 17, 2014

  • 127 Seniors.jpg Jay Fox performs for seniors after receiving new prosthesis

    On Friday, April 11, the members of the 127 Senior Center had another good time playing bingo and dominos. Bingo was called by Arlene Simmons and Helen Lord, and the bingo gifts were provided by Bob Folger of State Farm Insurance.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marriage licenses

    Publised April 16, 2014.

    April 15, 2014

  • pleasant hill ramblings.jpg PLEASANT HILL RAMBLINGS: Pancake breakfast held for cancer research

    During the year various groups connected with the Pleasant Hill Elementary School provide a Saturday morning pancake breakfast to support the Relay for Life campaign.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fair Park.jpg Final audition planned for talent show

    Last auditions for Crossville’s Got Talent will be this Saturday, April 19, at 1 p.m. at the Fair Park Senior Center. The center is at 1433 Livingston Rd. It looks like another good show, so miss this one.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • PLATEAU GARDENING: Cool-season lawn grass fertilization and soil tests

    Recently, I got an inquiry about the right timing for homeowners who want to fertilize a cool-season lawn which has bare spots that need over-seeding. An email from a new resident in the Crossville area asked how to take a soil sample and where to have it tested. Since problems with the pH or fertility of the soil beneath can result in chronically thin grass with persistent bare places up top, testing the soil then correcting pH and fertility to match plant needs can be an important first step in maintaining your lawn.

    April 14, 2014

  • IMG953498.jpg It's a great day to fly a kite!

    April 10, 2014 3 Photos

  • Season of fundraising begins

    Spring is in full swing, and this mean there are a host of not-for-profit organizations in Crossville and Cumberland County hosting events over the next few weeks. The first event will begin this weekend with a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

    April 10, 2014

  • 4-25 N&N meeting.jpg Investigative forensic science close to home

    NCIS? CSI? Bones? All fictional! Here in East Tennessee, they have a real investigative forensic expert — Dr. Bill Bass.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo