+Two jobs which the average hired man dislikes most are milking cows and spreading manure by hand. The modern manure spreader has brought more joy to hired men than any recent device, and the milking machine is coming.
+Dr. F.J. Upham and family and Mrs. W.S. DeGolia drove to Flat Rock Sunday to attend a meeting of the foot washing Baptists, but owing to the rain or some other unknown cause, the minister failed to show up and the foot washing was postponed. There was quite a crowd present.
+W.L. Taylor left Crossville about five years ago to live in California. He writes he has written a novel dealing with moonshiners of the mountains of Tennessee. It is a 200 page, paper back book and costs 15 cents.
+The post office department has announced that every house in the United States that does not have a mail receptacle in which to place mail, after Dec. 26, no more mail will be delivered until a receptacle is provided. This is to facilitate deliveries. Now mail delivery men have to wait some minutes for the people of the house to respond to the postman’s whistle.
+We are having a few sensations in and about Mayland. The officers are busy trying to run down bootleggers. The best citizens are behind the officers and we wish them all kinds of success as we do not wish to see our fine young men ruined by drinking their poison booze.
+The editor of the Chronicle has accepted the duties of keeping track of the weather at Crossville through equipment furnished by the government. The second frost October 11, showed it got one degree below freezing.
+Margie Woodhouse was named B&PW’s Woman of 1976. She is the vice president and executive secretary to First National Bank president Mose Dorton.
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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.
Haslam makes stop in county
Gov. Bill Haslam stopped by Cumberland County for breakfast Tuesday morning, encouraging everyone to get out and vote during the early voting period.
Blood shortage looming
The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.
Judge ponders why stolen silver wasn't recovered
A Crossville area man who entered into a sentencing agreement relating to the theft of silverware that was later sold to a local jewelry shop found himself with an unlikely ally — the judge.
County OKs $89.7 million FY 2014-'15 budget
Cumberland County's $89.7 million 2014-'15 fiscal year budget was approved during Monday evening's county commission meeting.
Tennessee making strides in well-being of children
Tennessee has made great strides in the health and well-being of children, the annual KIDS COUNT National Data Book found, rising to 36 this year. The state is among the five states with the biggest improvements in overall rankings from 2013 to 2014.
1899: Evidence points to poison in mysterious deaths
The Nashville American reported that in January 1899, Squire Luke Stansbury, son of Rev. John Stansbury, discovered that Paris green and arsenic had been sprinkled over the hay they were feeding the cow. The evident intention was to poison the milk and, thus, poison the family. The hay was burned.
Drug testing policy deferred until October
With the start of the next school year only weeks away, the policy committee of the Cumberland County Board of Education decided to defer action on the extracurricular drug testing policy as implementation of changes would not occur before the 2015-’16 school year.
Model recalls special rail service to Camp Nakanawa
Camp Nakanawa, in the Mayland community of Cumberland County, dedicated a new, highly detailed diorama of the camp built over the past year by members of the Crossville Model Railroad Club.
The large display is a very accurate scale model of the camp and includes a track where an HO model of the Tennessee Central Railroad delivers campers to their summer home.
Souza vows to bring public comments back for vote
While a few public comments have been made during the last several Crossville city council meetings, the fact that some think their free speech is threatened by recent council actions has lead to discussions and letters to the editor in protest.
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