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Cumberland County High School art teacher Ginger Slate was unable to schedule her annual “intensive” class day at her usual place due to a timing conflict with CCHS spring break.

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Plateau Women’s Chorus members recently participated in an exciting Saturday session, beginning with yoga positions presented by Catfit Yoga instructors/owners/sisters Cathleen Kahn and Lauren Scurlock.  Deep breathing, proper posture, and focus in yoga are very beneficial to singers.  Cathl…

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Entertainment at the March 15 meeting was by Cumberland County Playhouse members and DJ and Donna Garrison — both were very entertaining. Members thank them for their time to share this enjoyment with everyone.

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During the Feb. 9 monthly meeting, FRA Branch 294 held its annual Americanism Essay Contest Winning Essay event. Present at the event were branch and unit members as well as the parents, guests, and, of course, the winning students.  

March 29 is fast approaching for the Gone Show. This is one funny and exciting show and shouldn’t be missed. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at Fair Park Senior Center, 1433 Livingston Rd., or by calling the center at 484-7416 or Ruth Lucas at 248-2487.

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It was fall 1917 when a lone passenger disembarked at the Crossville Depot. “Miz Wharton” came to join her husband, the new principal at Pleasant Hill Academy. 

Tennessee residents are invited to beautify their properties and their communities by planting trees on 250K Tree Day, March 23. Trees are available to order for a $1 donation per tree, while supplies last through March 17, by visiting the event website at www.tectn.org/250KTreeDay. 

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The Women in Jazz Jam Festival returns kicks off its fourth year in Knoxville Friday, March 15. Friday evening, the festival officially opens when the Women in Jazz Jam Festival Band returns to the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Alive After Five Concert Series with a performance at 6 p.m. Admissi…

During their meeting on March 8, the early bird members enjoyed dominoes, coffee and snacks. Others enjoyed working on a jigsaw puzzle, reading or playing pool. Bingo always starts at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by Helen Lord. Special helpers included Pat Fredley and Arlene Simmons The…

Despite what you must think, spring is just around the corner — and the library is proud to present D.J. and Donna Garrison with their Spring Kickoff Music and Fun. 

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The concert, Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m. at the Palace Theatre is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fairfield Glade.    All profits from this Royal Hounds concert will go to STARTS (Support The ARTS) in Cumberland County Schools.   To maximize funds going to STARTS, Christy’s Pub & Grub (acr…

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The Uplands Lifelong Learning Institute (ULLI) will present “Native Americans of East Tennessee” on Friday evening, March 15, and Saturday morning, March 16, in Adshead Hall of Fletcher House in Pleasant Hill. The presenter, Troy D. Smith, is an associate professor of history at Tennessee Te…

The Fairfield Glade Art Guild will feature Debbie Kersh at Fair Park Senior Center, March 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. She will be showing seniors how to make a shamrock or flower pendant. All supplies are furnished. The cost is $5 to reserve a seat. Space is limited, so call Fair Park at 484-7416 n…

The half-century-old Cumberland Plateau Amateur Radio Club, Crossville, was established to serve the public, further the art of amateur radio communications and promote high standards in amateur radio.

The Eastern Bluebird is the “official bird” for the city of Crossville. Consider installing a bluebird box to encourage more of these feathered friends to take up residence. The birds prefer pastures, agricultural fields, suburban parks, backyards and golf courses. They eat insects, includin…

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Twelve-year-old Jada Ford is a student in the Cumberland County school system. She learned four years ago that she had Type 1 Diabetes. She felt ill one day and her mother took her to the ER for a checkup. One thing the hospital did was take her blood sugar reading. It read 800 mg/dl and a l…

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Although Merriam Webster’s definition of a grandmother is “the mother of your mother or father,” she is, in reality, way more than just a parent’s parent. If you are a grandmother, regardless of what your grandchildren call you—Nonny, Gigi, Nana, Grandma, Granny, etc.—you are apparently one …

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Cumberland County Playhouse (CCP) held their annual meeting at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center on Sunday, Feb. 24. The 2019 Playhouse awards were presented, as were the 2018 season overview and an inspiring and hopeful message about the Playhouse’s future and legacy from …

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The Cumberland County Senior Citizens, sometimes referred to as the 127 South Senior Center, met March 1. They have served this community since 1972 and the center is open every Friday beginning at 8 a.m. for dominoes or coffee and snacks. Bingo begins at 9:30 for one hour and is free to pla…

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Gen. Ulysses S Grant captured the attention of Northerners and Southerners alike for more than an hour in mid-February as he related his actions during the last days of the Civil War leading up to Gen.  Robert E.   Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House. 

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The summer camper kids in Pleasant Hill had a good time taking a “courtesy cart” stocked with donated, requested items around to Wellness Center residents and cheerfully greeting and visiting along the way. Lisa Norris, Eden Alternative educator, felt the program worked well. Therefore, volu…

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The 2019 District 12-0 Lions Club Convention was held in Dayton on Saturday, Feb. 16. Crossville Lion Eileen Laura received the International President's Certificate of Appreciation, the fourth highest award presented by Lions Clubs International.

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The March meeting of the Friends of the Art Circle Public Library will take place Thursday, March 7, at 9:30 a.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room of the Art Circle Public Library. Refreshments will be served from 9:30 to 10 a.m., at which time the program will begin featuring the children's l…

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Balloons, gifts, a bouquet of flowers and lots of smiling faces surrounded Ruth Hyden at Dominion Center Living of Crossville earlier this week. 

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“Bright Lights Little City: 50 Years of the Cumberland County Playhouse” earned producer and director Todd Jarrell a Mid-South Regional Emmy for writing during the Feb. 16 awards ceremony. 

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Scenes from throughout Cumberland County after what is being called the "100-year flood."

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The members of the 127 South Senior Center gathered for their weekly meeting Feb. 22. Coffee, snacks and fellowship were enjoyed by the early arriving members. Bingo was called by Jim Blalock, and this week’s prizes were donated by the own center. Assisting Jim were Pat Fredley and Helen Lord.

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Whether walking through fields of high cotton or "sangin' in the hills," Tennesseans know plants are the state’s lifeblood. Two experts with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recently led a project choosing the 10 plants that most shaped the state: American chestnut, beans…

The Cumberland County Playhouse will be at Fair Park Senior Center to perform “The Greatest Hits” on March 1 at 10 a.m. They are so fortunate that they are taking time out of their busy schedule to come to perform for at the center. Don’t miss it!

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The Crossville Rotary Club hosted its seventh annual Heart-to-Heart Father-Daughter Dance on Feb. 16 at the Cumberland County Community Complex.

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