+A nervy lad in a neighboring town observed his teacher biting her nails and asked if she trimmed her toenails the same way. That boy will be able to resume his seat in school in about ten days.
+To color woolen goods black use one ounce of extract of logwood and one half ounce of blue vitriol for each pound of cloth. Scald for 20 minutes, then throw the cloth into clear water. Then put the cloth into the logwood mixed with water to cover and scald 30 minutes. Add the vitriol water to the mix and scald 15 minutes longer.
+Jas. Winders returned from White County with a load of corn. He said he had to pay 40 cents per bushel.
+More and more it is becoming an admitted fact that concrete is the best material for building good, durable roads. The much talked-of cement plant at Crab Orchard would mean good roads at less cost. Many are asking when it will come and echo answers — “when?”
+The local Red Cross is working to provide a community house and rest room in Crossville so ladies from the country will have a place to rest any time they choose. Mrs. F.H. Washburn was made chairman of the committee to explore the idea.
+12,000 acres of Clear Creek coal lands near Isoline will be cut up into farms. The property fronts on the York Highway for three miles in splendid farming land. The property is 11 miles northwest of Crossville, has a graded road through it which has been partially surfaced. Crossville will undoubtedly surface the rest.
+The ceremonial breaking of ground launching construction of a new shopping center to be anchored by Wal-Mart and Kroger was held with company officers and politicos joining in the celebration.
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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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