Kenneth Dewayne Lowery, 29, to Kristi Leigh Lay, 35, both of Knoxville.
James Erwin McDonald II, 62, to Deann Marie Branham, 46, both of Monterey.
Douglas Kelly Disney, 38, to Hollie Renee Lowery, 29, both of Crossville.
Douglass Reat Barnes, 44, to Charlotte Marie Barnes, 41, both of Crossville.
Christopher James Kemmer, 30, to Kelly Lee Kilgore, 26, both of Crossville.
Harve Daly Copeland, 38, to Chelsea Michelle Jones, 20, both of Crossville.
Adult classes available for the holiday season
Adults wanting to take a break from the holiday rush are invited to sit down and take a drawing class with Ralph Hofknecht at the Shanks Center for the Arts. Designed especially for beginning adults, Hofknecht has arranged a Christmas still life and will instruct in the technique of using colorful pastels.
Seniors to see ‘The Living Tree’
Again on Dec. 6, the members of the 127 South Cumberland Senior Center gathered together to play dominos, billiards and bingo. Numbers were called by Arlene Simmons, and the bingo prizes for were donated by Quality Health Care.
Nearly 100 come out for community dinner
Thanksgiving is one holiday that is still a time of gathering family and friends to celebrate the blessings bestowed on all during the year, in spite of the earlier and earlier “Black Friday” and now Thursday sales. Most of the residents of Uplands Village are far from their families but have an abundance of friends to join for Thanksgiving dinner — 98 to be exact this year.
A Time 4 Paws celebrates opening of new thrift store
A Time 4 Paws animal welfare organization celebrated the opening of its new retail thrift store at 1201 West Ave. recently, marking a huge milestone for this dedicated group of volunteers.
Enjoy the spirit of the season with Lucas and Friends
The hassle and bustle of the Christmas season is in full swing. Pulling out all the holiday décor, decking the halls with shiny items and tinsel with sparkling lights, and inflatable animals and snowmen in the yards. Planning the visits with family and friends means extra cleaning, baking delicious goodies and cooking big meals.
Mark your calendars for Historic Homesteads Tour of Homes
The Cumberland Homesteads Tower Association will present its Christmas Tour of Historic Homes on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Around the Town: The turkey was the easy part!
First of all, let me say a great big thank you to all of you who emailed, called, texted or stopped me in town to either wish me luck on the whole turkey thing or to ask afterwards how it went. I am very happy to report that it turned out pretty well!
Ring in Christmas this Friday with Fair Park
The Fair Park Seniors Center's Ring and Sing group will be ringing and singing Christmas carols at the center this Friday morning at 9:45 a.m. First Baptist Choral Director Faye Brandon has been volunteering her time and talents, working with the seniors to get it just right. They will be singing all those old favorites everyone enjoys this time of year. The chimes are just so delightful! Plan now to get out and join the merry group.
Enjoy early December holiday crafting by Trumbo
Holiday Crafting is a day-long workshop with experienced instructor Mara Trumbo on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Shanks Center for the Arts, Crossville. This workshop is for both the beginning student and those who are experienced. It is simply "fun" to complete a number of small items either for gifts or for yourself.
Supporters gather to raise funds for VORP
The theme was “Music, Munchies and Mayhem” for the fundraiser and awareness for VORP last week in Pleasant Hill. Musicians Ruth and Wayne Lucas sang and led karaoke and dancing. A silent auction caused much deliberation, delicious refreshments were enjoyed by all. The president of VORP, Joe Gittings, master of ceremonies, introduced the Executive Director Rita Young, board members and former President Len Stark who gave a history of Cumberland County’s Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program (better known as VORP).
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