+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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Panel OKs budget amendments
The Cumberland County Budget Committee approved a $134,506 budget amendment for the Cumberland County Solid Waste Department in order to accept a grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for enhanced waste oil collection.
Council votes to seek RFQs for wastewater operation
The city of Crossville has had a 20-year relationship with Veolia Water, the contractor that currently operates the wastewater treatment plant for the city, and while council members say they don't have a problem with the company's service, they have voted to send out requests for qualifications (RFQ) to determine if they have the best company operating the facility.
Police: Couple sets up house in Tansi pool
A Lake Tansi couple who suddenly found themselves without shelter set up a temporary home in an indoor pool area at the resort/retirement community, according to police arrest reports.
- Certifying early voting machines
Mobile Vet Center in town Wednesday
The Department of Veterans Affairs will have a Mobile Vet Center (MVC) in Crossville at the Cumberland County Community Complex 1398 Livingston Rd. on Wednesday, April 16. MVC 844 will be at the Community Complex from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Palm Tree Revisited
Palm Sunday is right around the corner. Since we don't have palm trees in our neck of the woods, there probably aren't many people who think about their unique characteristics. Several years ago I read a devotional by Dr. Cecil A. Fayard Jr., “The Palm Tree Revisited,” and want to share some highlights.
Rotarians support United Fund
On Wednesday, March 26, Crossville Breakfast Rotary President Jeff Vires presented a $1,000 check from the Crossville Breakfast Rotary Club to Carmen Wyatt, board president of United Fund, and Holly Neal, executive director of the United Fund. The United Fund of Cumberland County, Inc. provides administrative and other central services for the public and private health, welfare, character building and recreation, education service, charitable and philanthropic agencies and community organizations and the general public of Crossville, Cumberland County and the vicinity.
Tree of Distinction?
In the articles on Trees of Distinction, the Crossville Tree Board usually highlights a tree in the community that is an exemplary specimen of the species.
Bids OK'd for used oil collection program
Several bids were approved recently by the Cumberland County Financial Management Committee for the purchase and installation of equipment for a used oil collecting program from an oil grant awarded by the state for the county's solid waste and recycling department.
No show burglary defendant pleads to 8 years
A Cumberland County man who at least twice failed to appear in court for his trial on burglary and theft charges pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court and received an eight-year prison sentence.
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