+More than 1,000 letters reached the dead letter office this year addressed to Santa Claus.
+Only 12 months remain in which to set in order all the things that belong to the expiring century, to the end of giving it a decent dismissal and to save the coming century from the handicap of an unfairly large burden. It is to be kept in mind 1900 is not a leap year, although divisible by four. — editorial
+It is not necessary to make any loud noise about your resolve for the New Year. Make at least one honest resolve to leave off some bad habit. Make it quietly, and down deep where your conscience and strongest determination lies. Then it will stick. If you can’t do it that way just go on the same as you did in the old year.
+Clifty — One more Christmas has passed, bringing with it happiness on one hand and disappointment on the other. Many a child will look back on the season in the years to come with memories only of joy or pleasure. While to others it means nothing but emptiness.
+Fifty persons were in attendance at the Watch Night service at M.E. Church. The time was spent in talks, songs and prayers and was much enjoyed by those present.
+New Year’s Eve Mrs. A.W. Keyes and Misses Bessie Potter and Eula Bishop entertained a number of friends at the beautiful home of Mr. & Mrs. Andy Elmore. Five tables of cards and Five Hundred were enjoyed until 11 when a delicious salad course was served. After that the young people danced the “Old Year Out, the New Year In.”
+Born to Mr. & Mrs. Dallas Cooley January 3 at Cumberland Medical Center, a daughter Betty Kathryn. The little lady was the first baby of 1952 at the Center.
+Sgt. Charles “Slug” Dodson, son of Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Dodson of the Smith’s Chapel community, has been assigned to Frankfort, Germany as sports editor of the Stars & Stripes.
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Celebrating a year of writing our area's history
Now that this column has passed its first birthday, I’d like to send thanks to those of you from our county and around the country who have sent messages and questions about things you’ve read in the Uncle Gib section. It is hard to cover many of these events in 500 words, and I try not go cover the same event more than three weeks. Research must be cut way down, and the most interesting information on each subject included.
Celebrate Farmers Market Week Aug. 3-9
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, “National Farmers Market Week.” Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate the nation’s thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them.
County OKs resolution for CMC/Covenant refinance deal
Cumberland County commissioners passed a resolution Monday evening giving its approval for Covenant Health to refund its bonds to refinance $40 million for Cumberland Medical Center.
The request was made by Covenant Health, a Tennessee nonprofit corporation which now operates Cumberland Medical Center.
Plea includes ban from all Wal-Mart stores
A Crossville man who was facing two counts of theft of more than $500, relating to shoplifting incidents at the Crossville Wal-mart, has entered a guilty plea, and part of his sentence is being banned from all Wal-Mart stores.
Forgery charges net six months in jail
A Crossville woman already on parole because of a felony theft conviction has pleaded guilty to two felony counts relating to forged checks and received a split sentence with six months to be serve in jail.
Unfunded mandates a challenge for schools
Director of Schools Donald Andrews has expressed local concerns regarding unfunded state mandates in education to Gov. Bill Haslam in an informal meeting between the governor and area administrators and teachers.
Vote early to avoid delays
Cumberland County Election Administrator Suzanne Smith is encouraging Cumberland County voters to take advantage of the early voting period, which continues through Aug. 2 at the Election Commission Office at 2 S. Main St.
Showcase of driving tours set today at Cumberland Mountain
Discover the hidden gems of The Promised Land and Pie in the Sky Trails during the showcase 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, at Cumberland Mountain State Park. This special event is free and open to the public.
Get on the water this weekend
Volunteers from the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association offer basic instruction for kayakers at the 2013 Waterfest. This year’s event is set for Saturday at Meadow Park Lake from 2 to 8 p.m. There will be activities for the whole family, with food, exhibits, kids games, live music and water activities, with TSRA instructors offering rides on canoes, kayaks and sit-on-top kayaks. There will also be pontoon tours of Meadow Park Lake from 3 to 7 p.m., offering a chance to look for wildlife. The University of Tennessee Concrete Canoe Team will be demonstrating their craft, as well, at 2:30 p.m.
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