+The new bell for the school and church will arrive soon. It weighs 300 pounds and costs over $45. All citizens who contributed toward the purchase of the new bell for the AMA church are asked to meet after the Thursday evening prayer service. They will vote on the question of returning or keeping the bell.
+All officers and members of John R. Swan Post are requested to be present December 20. The Post will take action upon the organization of a camp of Sons of Veterans in Crossville.
+Mrs. Cooley organized a “Band of Hope” at the schoolhouse Monday with Mark Dunbar, president; Kittie Way, secretary and Minnie Wickersham, treasurer. There is a membership of 52.
+The editor’s thoughts after Thanksgiving Day. Sheaf of thanks — Every day we take our joys and blessings more or less unthinkingly. On Thanksgiving Day we harvest our crop and bundle them up in one big beautiful sheaf, bound together with a cord of prayer; there are thanks for peace and safety; for life and health and home; for things that are, and things that are not, for things material and things spiritual; all are in the great lovely sheaf that is offered to the harvest of the Supreme Giver on Thanksgiving Day.
+Crab Orchard — Cummings Barnes who has been working in Knoxville cutting stone for the new Methodist church building is at home till after the holidays.
+Due to the census of this year, Tennessee loses one congressman which means we will have nine congressmen instead of ten.
+The first bad weather hit the Plateau at the end of November. Ice and freezing rain combined with snow flurries made driving hazardous. At Rockwood I-40 was closed briefly.
+The state sets a deadline for correcting the overcrowded classes in the county’s school system. The plan must be submitted to the Commissioner of Education by March 1. 1978.
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City OKs HCP contract extension
While a small group of people have opposed the Cumberland Habitat Conservation Plan process, a majority of city council members voted to extend the contract to continue the development of the plan for at least an additional year.
Prichard to host summer camps
CCHS Jet head baseball coach Dave Prichard will be offering the following camps this summer, if there is enough interest.
Citizen wants to raise funds for new animal shelter
A local woman wants to raise funds to build a new animal shelter for the county, but the building and grounds committee of the Cumberland County Commission has questions about how public donations for that purpose would need to be handled.
Drasal awarded Legion of Honor
About 10 years ago, the French government decided to recognize all of the veterans who contributed to the liberation of France during World War II. Since then, hundreds of veterans from across the U.S. have received the Legion of Honor, which is the highest award France can bestow. It recognizes those who served their country with distinction.
Working on the trail
Volunteers were out Saturday morning constructing a trail at Meadow Park Lake. This was phase one of trail building, explained John Conrad, Crossville Trails organizer, with volunteers clipping twigs and branches and raking a path. Bruce Whitehead, George Schlenker, Lee Skinner and Pat Schudiske rake a path about three feet wide. Later, larger obstacles, such as fallen trees, will be removed, and topsoil removed on the trail to aid in trail maintenance. The trail will be about 1.5 miles in length.
Panel waives ticket charge for boosters
The building and grounds committee approved a request to waive a portion of the ticket fees for a school sports booster group planning a truck and tractor pull at the Cumberland County Community Complex, but the committee cautioned the group it would take action by the full Cumberland County Commission to relieve them of the obligation to return 10 percent of the gate charge to the county.
Jury seated in Batty slaying case
A jury plus alternates has been seated and began hearing evidence in the trial of John Russell Giles of Hampshire Lane, Fairfield Glade, charged in connection with the Nov. 7 death of Kimberly Ann Batty, 58, of Dovenshire Dr., also Fairfield Glade.
New site sought for convenience center
An expansion at Colinx and the improvement of a city street will require Cumberland County to move a convenience center. The city of Crossville has proposed a site in the same general area, but commissioners on the county's building and grounds committee were concerned about the cost to make the site suitable for a convenience center and the proximity of the Little Obed River.
CCHS student dies in car crash
Crossville Police have identified the victim of a two-vehicle collision that occurred Tuesday morning on Hwy. 70 W at the intersection of Dillon St. as a sophomore at Cumberland County High School.
Visitors center now open to the public
A ten-year effort to establish a gateway to the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, as well as to point tourists and visitors to the many other area parks, historical sites and points of interest, concluded Thursday as the community gathered with officials from the city of Crossville, Cumberland County, the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce and the National Park Service to dedicate the Crossville-Cumberland County: Gateway to the Big South Fork Visitors Center on River Otter Dr.
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