Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


March 28, 2013

Around the Town: Their names escape me

CROSSVILLE — Watching television or a movie nowadays, I, or we, often struggle with identifying the actors. Even those actors we must have viewed for years. Michael and I were watching a show recently, when an actress we both recognized, appeared in a scene. He asked me her name.

I was unable to come up with her name, but was able to do the entire IMDb on her. “She was a model turned actress, was on that show called Moonlighting with Bruce Willis, and she is from Memphis. I know her last name starts with an S.”

I sort of felt like one of those television psychics bumbling around for affirmation as I pitched some information out. I mean, really, I know all of that other information and can’t come up with her name? Anyway, Michael eventually tossed out the first name, I was then able to remember her last name and we ultimately came up with “Cybill Shepherd.” It took us about ten minutes, nine of which were fraught with lots of silence and wrong answers, before we both agreed on who she is.

Several days later, a new show called “Splash” premiered on NBC. It features a host of celebrities who are attempting various dives for their favorite charity. One of the divers/celebrities on the initial show is a former child actor. I could see her role, see her siblings, see her dad (Bill Cosby), her mom (Felicia Rashad) but couldn’t think of her name on the show for anything. I finally grabbed my lap top and googled her. Her name is Keisha Knight Pulliam and her name on the Cosby Show was “Rudy.” It was one of my all time favorite shows; I never missed an episode in its seven or eight year run… and yet couldn’t recall her name.

I do the same thing with my students. I can see them around town and tell you which school they attend, which seat they sit in, what period I have them in class, who their teacher is, but couldn’t tell you their name if the grand prize was a million dollars.


Who would have ever thought Cumberland County school students, who begin their spring break today, Friday, March 29, would miss school earlier this week for snow? I can’t ever recall schools being out this late in March for snow.

Cumberland County students are off today and all next week in honor of Good Friday, Easter Monday and spring break. Students return to class on Monday, April 8, just in time to study for the annual TCAP tests at the end of April.

Congratulations to Taylor Amos, Ryleigh Street, Cheyenne Brown, Lacie Proffitt, Jordyn Wilson and Jessica Nelson. They are the 2013 Relay for Life Queens. The pageant is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Whitney Sidwell is the pageant coordinator.


Talent of all types is needed for the annual TAD Youth Talent Show. It is slated for Thursday, April 11, at the Palace Theatre. There are two age divisions: 8-12 and 13-21. Winners in each division will earn $100. The winner of the 13-21 year-old category will also advance to the Tennessee Valley Fair this fall in Knoxville. The cash prize there is $1000!

Although there is no fee to enter the TAD Talent Show, all talents must register with the TAD Center. Forms are available during regular center hours or may be filled out over the phone by calling 931-456-2859.

Admission to watch the talent show is either three cans/boxes of food. The food items will be donated to the Cumberland Good Samaritans Food Pantry.

A few other reminders about upcoming activities around town: The annual TAD Center Fundraising Fashion Show is Monday, April 8. Fashions are by Gigi’s and the Screen Door. Tickets are $20 and include lunch and the show. Tickets may be purchased at Gigi’s and the Screen Door. Seats are limited. The event will be held at Forte’s on the Square beginning at 11.

Tickets are available for the annual Avalon Parade of Beauties coming up on Friday, April 12, at the Palace Theatre. This is the 5th annual event and features a host of local males vying for the title. Tickets are available on the palace theater website at

The first Junior Achievement 5K Race and Fun Run is set for April 13 at the Stone Memorial High School. The 5K Route will begin at SMHS and proceed to Cook Road and back. The walk/run will be held on the Panther campus. Entry fee is $25 with all proceeds going towards Youth Achievement Foundation of Cumberland County in its support of Junior Achievement Programs.

If you need additional information about this event, you may contact Krista Kemmer. Her phone number is 931-260-8925.

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