Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

November 1, 2012

AROUND THE TOWN: Fall back for a little rest

By Jan Boston Sellers
Chronicle correspondent

CROSSVILLE — If you feel sleepy and have over the past few months, it may be that hour you lost back in March when we switched over to Daylight Savings Time. Well, never fear…you will get that hour back this Saturday night as the nation “falls back” Sunday morning at 2 am. Change your clocks before you go to bed on Saturday evening and you will wake up more refreshed on Sunday. Daylight Savings Time began on March 10 and will end Sunday, Nov. 4.

America has had a love/hate relationship with the Daylight Savings Time since its inception back in 1918. It lasted one year before being repealed. It was later re-instated and since then has pretty much been the norm for the United States with Arizona, Hawaii and Indiana being the only exceptions. Not all countries participate in the time change either. Only 70 countries participate in moving the clocks each spring and fall. Proponents of DST say it has economic benefits for businesses and retailers with longer daylight hours but opponents differ and cite sleep, travel and timekeeping problems.

The reason for Daylight Savings Time is to increase the hours of daylight in the afternoon and decrease the daylight in the mornings. This is why clocks are moved forward in the spring and backwards in the fall.

So you have two choices: go to bed at regular time on Saturday night and get an extra hour or stay up an extra hour later than you normally do and you will still receive the same amount of sleep!

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Cumberland County High School has announced its 2012-2013 Senior Superlatives. Congratulations to Miss Kelsey Daugherty and Jarrod Lee. They were named as Mr. and Miss Cumberland County High School. Other seniors netting votes from their peers and classmates:

1.      Mia Mijatovic and Tyler Wyatt: Best Dressed.

2.      Sloane Vanwinkle and JJ Miller: Most Athletic

3.      Jenna Davis and Julian Falls: Most Individual

4.      Fiona Retzer and Bobby Ubelacker: Most Likely to Succeed

5.      Amber Flowers and Wesley Hall: Most School Spirited

6.      Sydney Shenesky and Wesley Jones: Wittiest

7.      Becky Carter and Roger Gentry: Best All Around

8.      Blaklee Garrett and Jaret Walker: Most Talented

9.      Lacey Turner and Devin Davis: Most Outgoing

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You can pick up some baked goodies and crafts and simultaneously help a not for profit organization. The Helping Hands Ministry on Peavine Road will hosts a Bake and Craft Sale on Thursday and Friday, November 1-2. Hours are 8 am until 2 p.m. at the Village Green Mall.