Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


February 18, 2013

Thomforde brings music to Head Start classes

CROSSVILLE — Hugh Thomforde of Pleasant Hill is a teacher bringing a wealth of life experiences to the wee students at the L.B.J.&C. Head Start center on East First Street in Crossville. Hugh spent 15 years as a farm manager and 16 years with the University of Arkansas Agriculture Extension Service. He shares his eclectic interests and talents with the young ones in interesting ways. Recently, he invited musicians from Pleasant Hill to demonstrate their instruments in his classes. Don Nelson on the trombone, Mark Heald with clarinet and alto saxophone, Jane Heald on the snare drum, Robin Markham with his tuba, songwriter Susan Stark on the piano, and Marian Ziebell explaining various instruments. Another local connection with the L.B.J.&C. agency had been the late Cliff Ingram, pastor of Claysville Methodist Church and a resident of Maple Drive in Pleasant Hill. Ingram was instrumental in founding L.B.J.&C. in 1965 and became its first executive director. The initials stood for the original cities in the program from this Upper Cumberland area. They were Livingston, Byrdstown, Jamestown, and Cookeville. There are now 12 counties served by this agency with more than one center in most.


Pleasant Hill AARP continues to offer free income tax assistance. For an appointment, please call Corey at 277-3096. This number has been printed incorrectly in some notices, so please try this corrected number.  In addition, the Pleasant Hill Community House tax assistance site will be open for walk-in clients, no appointment needed, on Saturday morning, February 23, starting at 10 am. Please come no later than 11 am. The Community House is at the corner of Church and Main Streets across from the Pleasant Hill Post Office.

The Pleasant Hill Elementary School teachers recently cast votes for their Teacher of the Year. The winners for the Pleasant Hill School were Laura DeLorenzo from pre-K – 4 and Kim Nelson from 5 – 8 grades. Nelson went on to win Cumberland County Teacher of the Year. The winners of the MLK “I Had A Dream Contest,” sponsored by Will Rabert of Pleasant Hill, were Casey Clark, fourth grade, and Sarah Buckner, fifth/sixth grade. PHES school-wide spelling bee representative, Micah Abner will compete in the 2013 News Sentinel Southern Appalachian Regional Spelling Bee on March 16 on the UT campus in Knoxville. Tim Sexton won alternate. Last week the students held grade-level dances on Valentine’s Day in the new multipurpose room. Kudos to the Lady Hornets who came in second in the volleyball Western Division Tourney. The PTO of the school will be sponsoring a talent show on Feb. 22 in the school gym. All classes are observing Black History month. Please keep filling up the boxes at the school and Heritage Hall mailboxes with spent computer cartridges, Box Tops for Education, and Campbell label products.

At the February Pleasant Hill Town Council, an ordinance to replace the salt spreader was passed and an ordinance to appropriate funds for a new computer system had the first reading. Motions to accept the Crossville/Cumberland County Hazard Mitigation Plan and to become a member of the Joint Economic Community Development Board were accepted. The Pleasant Hill Spring Festival Planning Committee has been meeting and set Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., for the community-wide event. Volunteers and interested persons in this event are urged to contact Town Hall, 277-3813. Mark your calendars! Mayor Al Dwenger served as one of the judges at the Pleasant Hill Elementary School’s Reverse Beauty Pageant, claiming that most of those boys were real “beauties”!

The Grab thrift shop at 1944 W. Main St., Pleasant Hill, will hold its monthly $1/bag Sale on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reminder: when schools are closed for inclement weather, the Grab will be closed also.

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