Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


January 27, 2014

30th annual Scale Model Show, contest planned

CROSSVILLE — The 30th annual Middle Tennessee Modelers Association's Scale Model Show and Contest will be Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 1398 Livingston Rd., in the main exhibit building.

Everyone is invited to come and view the models on display. All types of models will be on display and there will be vendors with a wide variety of kits and supplies available. The Revell-Monogram Make 'N Take Event for the youth will be held. Concessions will be provided by Cumberland County 4-H Clubs.

Admission is free to the show. There is an entry fee for the contest (free to ages 15 and under). Cost is $6 for the first model entered and $1 for each additional model. Vendor tables will be available for $45.

The contest is strictly for static scale models constructed from unassembled — unfinished commercial plastic, resin or metal kits. Scratch-built models are welcome. Pre-assembled and pre-finished models, toys or replicas of any kind are not eligible for awards.

Teams of experienced judges will evaluate the entries for skill, accuracy and overall realism. Models should exuberate basic model building skills. They will award first, second and third place in each class. Additional recognition awards and special "best of" will be presented at their discretion.

There will be intermediate classes for youth ages 12-15 and junior classes for youth ages 11 and under. Other competition classes will include aircraft, military, auto and truck and miscellaneous.

For more show information, call Randall Cooper at 456-9803, or Bill Carlo at 788-3842. Also email, or visit them on Facebook (no collect phone calls please). For vendor table reservations, contact Cooper at the number above.

Schedule of events

7 a.m. — Vendor setup

8 a.m. — Contest registration begins; show opens to general public

Noon — Registration closes

12:01 p.m. — Judges meeting

12:16 p.m. — Judging begins; contest area closed for judging (please leave models on tables until after awards ceremony)

12:30 p.m. — Drawing

3:30 p.m. (or earlier if possible) — Awards presentations

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