Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

November 19, 2012

Pleasant Hill Ramblings: Town Council hands out treats

CROSSVILLE — During what has become an annual tradition, the Pleasant Hill Town Council members served hot chili, dips and chips, cupcakes, witches’ brew and goodie candy bags to more than 360 costumed children and adults on Halloween.

Town hall has become a popular stop on the trick or treat circuit for games, storytelling, food and fun. The hall became transformed into a dim, spider webbed, scary place with ghouls and ghosts in abundance. Along with the council members and their spouses, former mayor Jim Olds made his famous chili, and other citizens contributed time, food or money.

At the November council meeting, the mayor announced that garbage pickup will be Wednesday, Nov. 21 instead of Thanksgiving Day. Lisa Patrick, councilwoman, noted an increase in vandalism in the town and urged residents to call directly to the sheriff’s substation, staffed by Henrietta Kerley, to report those incidents. The telephone number is 277-5911 and the fax number is 277-5811, or stop by between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The sub-station is at 18 Clearview Ave. at the corner of Main St. The Department of Transportation has assured Streets and Maintenance Councilman Bill McDermet that the turning lane from Rt. 70 west unto Main St. near Sycamore will be paved and marked this month. A second reading of the ordinance to approve funding of new tires for the town truck was passed.

Announcements of upcoming events in Pleasant Hill included A Gathering of Quilts, sponsored by the Pleasant Hill Historical Society of the Cumberlands, on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Blue Barn off of Lake Rd. The Pleasant Hill Town Cemetery Advisory Board will be hosting a spaghetti lunch Sunday, Dec. 2, from noon until 2 p.m. at the Community House for a freewill offering. The council is considering information about the use of “green burial” in the two town cemeteries. Green burial, or natural burial, ensures the burial site remains as natural as possible in all respects. Interment of the bodies is done in a bio-degradable casket, shroud or a favorite blanket. No embalming fluid, no concrete vaults are used.

The Harvest Festival, sponsored by the Pleasant Hill Elementary School PTO garnered $2,300, which will go into the fund for playground equipment. A good time was had by all. Main St. was very festive when the children and teachers paraded in costumes to Wharton Homes and Fletcher House. The Pleasant Hill School is the only Cumberland County school that has neighborhood Halloween and Christmas parades. PHS children said goodbye to their friends whose families were part of the migrant workers who were in the area as they follow the crops to Georgia. At the return from fall break, the Junior High students moved into and began to enjoy their new building. Plans continue for an open house for the new wing so everyone in the Pleasant Hill area will get a chance to see the new digs.

November is Native American Heritage Month. Classes will be celebrating the contributions and accomplishments of this outstanding group of Americans. The administration, teachers and students are working diligently to master the standards needed to meet this year’s annual measurable objectives (AMOs). Thanksgiving break will be held Nov. 21-23.

1
Text Only
Lifestyles
  • Melling, Sounds of the Country¬†at Hebbertsburg Community Center

    Jack Melling and Sounds of the Country will entertain at the Hebbertsburg Community Center on Saturday, May 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    April 22, 2014

  • Marriage licenses (Published April 23, 2014)

    April 22, 2014

  • Pleasant Hill Ramblings CSA.jpg Pleasant Hill Ramblings: CSAs are a win-win situation

    Every Wednesday after 1 p.m. from May through October, there is a steady stream of people converging on the kitchen of Heritage Hall on Church St. in Pleasant Hill with baskets and bags. Inside the kitchen there is excited chatter as they discuss the array of vegetables, some varieties never tried before. Farmer Dave Myers and his helpers provide this largesse of vitamins to the members of the CSA.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • plateau gardening.jpg How to collect and submit soil sample

    Garry, a new resident in Crossville, emailed to ask how to gather a soil sample and where to take it to have testing done. Your local University of Tennessee Extension office is the place to go. Those in the Crossville area should call UT Extension Cumberland County at 484-6743. A staff person at the office can explain how to collect soil samples. (Those new in town who may not know where the Extension office is located may also call for driving directions.)

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 5-2 white cane days.jpg Lions Club White Cane Days returns May 2 & 3

    The Fairfield Glade and Crossville Lions Club members will hold their annual White Cane Days fundraiser Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, at several locations. This is a major fundraiser throughout the state of Tennessee and many parts of the world to help assist blind, sight impaired and deaf individuals. This is an event that only happens once a year.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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