Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

December 27, 2012

MOAA installs officers

CROSSVILLE — The membership of the Upper Cumberland Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America gathered at Cumberland Mountain State Park Dec. 4 to install their new slate of officers and board members. Outgoing president Ed Lewis was pleased to preside over their installation, following unanimous approval by members. The leadership team for next year include: President LTC Russ Schubert, U.S. Army, retired; Vice President Lt. Col. Dave Southall, U.S. Air Force, retired; Secretary-Treasurer CDR Mark Pfaffenroth, U.S. Navy, retired; Board Member Jack Miller; Board Member Bob Ross; and Board Member Col. John Wigington, U.S. Air Force, retired.

The new officers will serve a two-year term (2013-2014) while the new board members will serve for four years (2013-2016). In addition to the new board members, Tom Cross and Gil Johnson will continue to serve as board members. 

During the last meeting of the year, Lewis reviewed highlights for 2012.  Particularly noteworthy was the proclamation, signed by Gov. Bill Haslam, as well as Speaker Harwell and Lieutenant Governor Ramsey, that recognized the MOAA chapters in the state for their outstanding contributions to the Cell Phones for Soldiers campaign, which concluded in February. Tennessee chapters represented 29 percent of all cell phones collected during that campaign, thereby demonstrating the state’s signature volunteer spirit. The Upper Cumberland Chapter ranked no. 6 in the nation and was specifically cited (along with the other two Tennessee chapters) for their effort. 

On a somber note, Lewis paid tribute to two members who passed away this year – charter member Roy Lanz, a World War II-era veteran and retiree of the Air Force, and past president and board member Bob Thomas, who also retired from the Air Force.  

The Upper Cumberland Chapter will begin its 23rd year of operation next year, with new leadership that will continue its tradition of “Service to Membership, Country, and Community.”  

 

1
Text Only
Lifestyles
  • 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

AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide