Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


April 9, 2012

Eight Ball League finishes at Fair Park

CROSSVILLE — The Fair Park Senior Center Eight Ball Pool League for 2011-2012, recently wrapped up their six-month competition. This year’s winning team, for the third year in a row, was Gene Medley’s team with Charlie Turner and Mike Mills. Second-place team was Tom Underwood, Rick Rednour and Wendell Lestor. The third-place team was Tom Hall, Dave Reinke and John Nolan.  Mike Livingston’s team with Bobbie Landa and Mert Bashaw came in fourth place.

The league started in 2003-2004, and has been a hot spot at the center every Tuesday, from October to April, ever since. Mike Livingston is the president of the Eight Ball, which is a handicap mixed league, limited to eight teams consisting of a total of 24 players, plus subs. The next sign up will start this October. If you're 55+, you can come and play pool every day at the center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is always room to practice in the afternoons.

There is room for you in the Spanish class on Tuesday’s at 10 a.m. if you would like to learn Spanish with instructor Beverly Sharp. Beginners and advanced students are welcome, she would love to have you. Educational classes at Fair Park are sponsored by Hood Funeral Home in Crossville.

To learn how to be a healthier cook, you should take class with Donna Blankenship at her off-site location every Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. Just call Donna at 456-7675 for more information.

Another one of our sponsors Cumberland Medical Center will have one of their specialists, Geneva Russell, at the center to speak on endoscopy procedures, this Friday with “Breakfast with a Doctor.” Breakfast starts at 10 a.m. so don’t be late!

CMC and Fair Park will be holding a Community Health Fair this month, April 24, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cumberland County Community Complex. One of the special guest speakers will be Chief Walter Lambert from WVLT-TV in Knoxville. Plan to attend with your friends!

Every Friday at the center, starting at 1 p.m. it is time for Latin Aerobic Dance! Personal Coach and trainer Clintina Simms will be returning for three more classes this month held April13, 20, and 26. You are sure to get a good work out to the rhythm of Latin tunes and salsa steps with Clintina!   

Another  SiverSneakers® class, which is designed for older adults, is being held every Monday morning at 10 a.m. at the fairgrounds. The certified SilverSneakers® instructor is Donna Rule.  It is an off-site program, so bring your water and sneakers. These classes are also held every Tuesday at 1 p.m. and Thursday at 10 a.m. at the center.

There is always something going on at Fair Park Senior Center which is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is across from the Cumberland County Fair Grounds at 1433 Livingston Road in Crossville. You can also visit the Center’s website at to keep up-to-date on the latest programs and activities that are being offered, as well as on-line versions of the Center’s monthly newsletter “Newsline.” For more information, please call 484-7416.


Text Only
  • Parkinson’s therapies help patients live big and loud

    Parkinson’s disease has famously affected the lives of celebrities like Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali. But whether a person with Parkinson’s is world famous or a next-door neighbor, new therapies are offering hope for a better quality of life.

    July 22, 2014

  • 8-5 CATS in Palace-Carole Jarboe Cullen - waterfall.jpg Local art event planned at CATS

    Plans are being made for an event sponsored by the CATS Gallery at the Palace Theatre, 72 South Main St., Crossville, Tuesday, Aug. 5, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be refreshments, music and an opportunity to view a performance painting by artist Chuck Jensen. A live auction of donated art pieces will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the opportunity to "Be a Cool Cat — Buy Local Art." There is free admission, but it is advisable to get a free ticket at the CATS Gallery in the middle section of the Crossville Mall, at the Palace Theatre or from any participating member of CATS. During the event, original art items including paintings, photographs, and jewelry will be offered for auction, such as this expressive waterfall painting by Carole Cullen.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marriage licenses (Published July 23, 2014)

    July 22, 2014

  • fair park.jpg Heritage demonstrators welcome

    Most of Americans today never stop to think how different our lives would have been several hundred years ago. How many times a day do we wash our hands, and do we ever realize when we take those hot showers and lather up, the long all-day process our ancestors had to go through just to make a bar of soap? Not to mention packing water to the house and heating it up over a wood fire just to have a bath and wash clothes. Times are changing faster than ever.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • pleasant hill ramblings.jpg Mathes restores a bit of Pleasant Hill's history

    Miss Alice Adshead, RN, created a “wilderness trail” through the woods just down the hill from Uplands Sanatorium, the first hospital in Cumberland County once located on Main St. in Pleasant Hill.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • plateau gardening-hydrangeas5117.jpg Prune flowering shrubs: now or wait until February?

    Experts say, “Don’t prune woody-stemmed plants (shrubs, trees and some types of vines) after mid-August.” Do pay close attention to that advice. The purpose of this late-season pruning prohibition is to keep plants healthy.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • IMG_1850.jpg Burgess Falls offers a big payoff for a short hike

    At Burgess Falls, you can be out of your car and taking in the breathtaking view of the Falling Water River as it falls 136 feet in the third and final drop of the river with just a short walk through the woods.
    But even though the state park is close to civilization, this natural wonder retains its wild and scenic reputation.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo 19 Links

  • 8-2 colonial dames.jpg Colonial Dames honors members with luncheon

    The John McKnitt Chapter Colonial Dames 17th Century held its May meeting at the home of Joyce Ernst. Those present were Sherry Sneed, Jessie Watts, Dot Brodhag, Kandy B. Smith, Lynn Constan, Donna Hamilton, Margaret Markum, Lana Davis, Sara Tripiciano, Jane Tavernier, Joyce Ernst, Kathy Wilson, Charlotte Reynolds, and Cheryl Chrobot. President Lana Davis welcomed the ladies and followed with the opening ritual.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • J & J Show Best of Show.jpg Art Guild announces winners from Judged and Juried Show

    On June 6, the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade held a reception to announce the winners of the Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show. The pieces were judged by Marcia Goldenstein of Knoxville. Stonehaus Winery provided refreshments for the occasion.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 8-1 Celtic Circle.jpg Celtic Circle donates to ACPL

    Celtic Circle, a local group of Americans celebrating their Celtic heritage, recently donated a subscription for Scotland Magazine to the Art Circle Public Library and to the Homestead Elementary School library. Pictured, left to right, are Barbara Nugent, originally from Yorkshire, England; Susie Randleman, ACPL director; and Catherine Stewart Munkelwitz from Inverness, Scotland. Celtic Circle will host a program titled "Celtic Sampler" at ACPL on Friday, Aug. 1 beginning at noon. Entertainment includes great Highland bagpipe, bodhran, harp, Irish step dancing, both Scottish and Irish songs, Gaelic spoken and sung, tartan weaving and Celtic Children's Corner with crafts.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo