COMMUNITY OF CHARACTER: Talking about fairness
Fairness is concerned with actions and processes that are morally right, honorable and equitable. From an early age, people develop strong opinions about what is fair and what isn’t. However, fairness is one of the most difficult core ethical values to define because it’s often a matter of perception. People tend to view decisions that help them as “fair” and those that don’t as “unfair.”
Quilts old and new needed
It's once again time for the Stitch and Share Show – Quilts Old and New, sponsored by the Stitch, Show and Share Quilt Guild in Sparta. It will be May 2-3 at the Agricultural Building on the White County Fairgrounds. Hours are Friday, May 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission fee is $5.
TAD Center plans several events for March
The month of March begins tomorrow and that means a host of activities are planned by the TAD Center. Tomorrow, March 1, is the annual three-on-three basketball tournament.
Archives seeking historic photographs
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. The Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center is looking for historic photographs of Cumberland County people and places. Early county schools, churches and families – hopefully with people identified — are just some of the topics they are hoping to find.
Hikers to enter Eye of the Needle Saturday
The March hiking schedule has been announced by the Plateau chapter of the Tennessee Trails Association. There is a leaderless hike (typically five to seven miles) every Wednesday morning. For additional information, contact Bill Harris at 484-9152 or visit the Plateau Chapter Blog at http://ttaplateauchapter.blogspot.com. Check the blog for cancelations or changes before hiking.
Duo entertains seniors with country music and stories
Again, on Feb. 21, the 127 Senior Center members gathered to socialize with coffee, goodies and chit chat. They played billiards, dominos and bingo, which was called by Arlene Simmons, and gifts were provided by Buckeye Home Health.
- Marriage licenses (Published Feb. 26, 2013)
Volunteers prepare for annual Trash and Treasure Sale
By the time the Blue Barn opens its doors to the public for the much-anticipated annual Wharton Association Trash and Treasure Sale, over 40 volunteers will have logged more than 2,000 hours in preparation for this popular sale. With over 4,000 items, this year’s event promises to have great bargains for everyone. Sale hours are Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Senior Police Academy to start Wednesday
The City of Crossville Police Department will be presenting another interesting Senior Police Academy, starting this Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. for one day every week for eight weeks. If you enjoy police science and law enforcement, and how the judicial system works, you will enjoy this free class.
Plateau Gardening: What cold can do
2013 temperature data for most locations around the world were in step with this past decade’s warming trend with one big exception — the United States. A USA Today report in January of this year quoted remarks by the Weather Channel’s meteorologist Guy Walton on National Weather Center statistics: “For the first year since 1993, there were more daily record lows than daily highs that were either tied or set in 2013.” Since icy polar air masses aren’t to my liking, I’m hoping the mercury won’t continue this down slide long-term.
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