Taylor has her new leader dog
Donna Taylor received her new leader dog on Friday, Jan. 17. It is a female, black Labrador named Luna, who is 22 months old. The dog was delivered by car from Rochester, MI, with a trainer who will stay in Crossville for 10-14 days to help Donna and Luna to know each other.
Flex SilverSneakers now offered in Fairfield Glade
Fair Park Senior Center is working hard to lead today’s Baby Boomers into a more healthy and active world. Currently, it is offering weekly evidence-based programs like two Tai Chi classes, two SilverSneakers Classics classes, a SilverSneakers Stretch class, arthritis exercises, Parkinson’s exercises, along with two-line dance classes, ballroom and tap-dancing classes. The center also opens the door for many seniors in the county and surrounding areas who enjoy sports to compete in the annual Tennessee Senior Olympics, which will be held in September this year.
PLEASANT HILL RAMBLINGS: ‘Surprising Cuba’ seminar held
Ted Braun’s interest in Cuba was sparked by an educational trip there in 1974. In line with his compassion for human relationships, he has championed the progressive ideas carried out by the Cuban people after the revolution. Through the Cuban Council of Churches, with permits from the U.S. Treasury, the Rev. Dr. Braun led 26 Cuban Study Seminars to learn about these ideas until restrictions disallowed them in 2005. Attending conferences, workshops, Sister City meetings and activities at Matanzas Seminary in Havana, he has traveled to Cuba a total of 42 times. With the relaxing of travel restrictions under the present administration, Braun was able to lead another study seminar last February with 11 participants from various parts of the country.
Around the Town: Get ready for Super Bowl and Groundhog Day
A couple of unusual occurrences are slated to take place Sunday: the Super Bowl and Groundhog Day both fall on Feb. 2. The other first? The Super Bowl will be played in a cold weather city. The location of Sunday’s game in East Rutherford, NJ, forced organizers to say if inclement weather arrives, the game may have to be delayed. As of press time, however, game time temperatures were scheduled to be in the high 30s.
Plateau TTA chapter plans hikes
The Plateau Chapter of the Tennessee Trails Association has released a new hiking schedule. It includes 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 blog for cancelations or changes before hiking.
127 Seniors welcome three new members
The members of the 127 South Senior Center gathered last Friday for coffee and fellowship. Arlene Simmons started calling bingo at 9 a.m. Dr. Stewart Galloway's office furnished the bingo prizes, and they thanked them for supporting the seniors. Christy from Quality Home Health did blood pressure checks for us. Thanks, Christy.
- Marriage licenses (Published Jan. 29, 2014)
Fun entertainers needed for annual Gong Show
People are asking what is the Gong Show? Simply the whole show is about humor — anything or anyone who enjoys being in front of a crowd doing funny things! Most Americans over age 40 remembers that crazy show from the '70s. But it’s the kids of today who have the most fun with it!
Andrews, van der Valk to speak in Pleasant Hill Feb. 1
The Shalom Center for Continuing Education is sponsoring Adrienne van der Valk, associate editor of Tolerance Magazine from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in Pleasant Hill on Jan 31 and Feb 1.
Another side of respect
Respect is a fundamental ethical value, but its depth is not always obvious. We commonly practice respect by showing our regard for the inherent worth and dignity of all people through courtesy, politeness, civility and restraint. When respectful of others we do not use them to benefit ourselves. Nor do we prevent their access to resources and power necessary for their well-being. We extend this respect to ourselves, as well. These different ways of demonstrating our respect for others are all essential to our well-being and that of others.
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