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The Cumberland County Community Chorus will be presenting a Scholarship Concert at the Palace Theater April 24th. Proceeds from the concert will help support the scholarship program, and ticket information regarding the April concert will be published as plans are finalized. Reserve a place in your schedule for this concert at the beautiful and historic Palace Theatre!

(Saturday is stuff a bag for $1.00 day!!!)

In the Cumberland Meeting Room of the Library

All proceeds Benefit the library

Children’s books, Novels , Mysteries, Paperbacks, CDs, VHS, Non-Fiction, Fiction , Bargain Books & Sets.

The Stephens Center Parent-Child Connection Class will be held at the Exchange Club/Stephens Center Healthier Beginnings office in Crossville on Thursday, April 23rd from 3:00p.m. - 4:30 p.m. This is the sixth session of the 2015 Spring, Series II. This session will cover Developing Personal Power in Adults & Children. For more information call The Stephens Center at (931) 823-6432 or 1-800-635-5199 or locally at 484-8923.

There will be a benefit auction for James Troglin will be held on April 25th at Midway Fire Hall. Breakfast will be held at 7 am, lunch at 11 am, and dinner at 4 pm. There will be an auction, a yard sale, a shooting match, and raffle items including quilts, gun, and more. All money goes to pay medical expenses and bills related to a hip replacement surgery. For more information, contact Dylan and 423-827-3808.

Come and see a sneak preview of the CCHS 2015 Jet Football team on Friday, April 24 at 6:30 pm. There will be an intra-squad scrimmage at Holder Stadium/Jet Field, so Please come by and support the Jets. The concession stand will be open with hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill!!! That’s all this Friday, April 24 at 6:30 pm. GO JETS!!!!

The CC Democratic Women’s Club will meet on Monday April 27th for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 5:15 at the CHA located on 67 Irwin Ace. New officers for 2015 will be introduced. All members are urged to be present and visitors and guests are welcome. For more information, please call (931)-484-2663 or (931)-484-2926.

Stone Memorial High School will be hosting a Financial Aid night for Juniors and their parents on Tuesday, April 28th at 5:30 in the SMHS auditorium. Sam Mullins from the Tennessee Student Assistance Cooperation will be discussing the Tennessee Promise, Hope Scholarship, and other scholarship/financial opportunities available to rising seniors.

Crossville First United Methodist Church announces that Bubbafest is back on Saturday, August 22nd. More details will follow in the coming months.

the following meetings scheduled at the Cumberland County Board of Education 368 Fourth Street Crossville, TN 38555.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m. Athletic Committee

Thursday, April 30, 2015 @ 4:30 p.m. Technology Committee

Crossville HEARTS will be hosting a prom for all area home-educated students, church youth groups, private schools, and their guests in the 7th-12th grades. Cost is $20 each or $35 per couple in advance, and $25 apiece at the door. This prom will be held on May 1st at the Community Complex, 1398 Livingston Road in Crossville from 6-10 pm. Refreshments will be served and all music will be screened for lyrical content. Photo CDs can be purchased at the door for an additional $10 per person, plus a small mailing fee. For more information or to purchase tickets, please email

The Fentress Hope Foundation invites you to HOPEFEST, Saturday, May 2nd, at the Fentress County Fairgrounds in Jamestown. Enjoy a full day of activities including a Beauty Pageant, Live Entertainment, Activities, Games, and more. For information call 931-397-6363.

The Crossville Housing Authority is pleased to announce that Crossville City Mayor James Mayberry and Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey Junior are proclaiming April as Fair Housing Month in response to the need for community education and as an effort to increase awareness of fair housing. Fair Housing laws are dictated by state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, family status, or national origin. Fair Housing laws apply to real estate agents, builders, insurers, brokers, and lenders. Every day, the Crossville Housing Authority helps families throughout our area with their housing needs. For more information on the many programs available from Section 8 Vouchers, to rental assistance to building your own home through the New Beginnings Self-Help Housing Program contact the Crossville Housing Authority at 931-484-2990. For more information on this press release, please contact: Stace Karge, Housing Counselor, Crossville Housing Authority, New Beginnings Self-Help Housing Program, 931-484-2990.

—The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood this May

in honor of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day on May 8 – the birthday of International

Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement founder, Henry Dunant.

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day recognizes the local and global impact of the Red

Cross mission. For more than 130 years, the American Red Cross has been helping people,

including those in need of blood transfusions, in communities across the U.S.. It is the only

blood services organization that also provides disaster relief, services for active and veteran

military personnel and their families, and health and safety training.

Last year, about 3.1 million volunteer blood donors rolled up a sleeve to help the Red Cross

meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood

types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help

ensure blood is available for patients this spring.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Those who are unable to give

blood can support blood donations and invite others to make a lifesaving donation by creating a

SleevesUp virtual blood drive at

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

5/1/2015: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Drive


5/4/2015: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ, 521 South Jefferson Avenue

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-

800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood

types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license

or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age

(16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good

health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age

and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

The Crossville/I-40 KOA Campground will be offering camping on Saturday, May 9 for just $10 as part of Kampgrounds of America’s annual KOA Care Camps Big Weekend to benefit KOA Care Camps for children with cancer.

Campers who stay as paying guests on Friday, May 8 will receive a night of camping on Saturday, May 9 for just $10. The entire $10 fee will benefit KOA Care Camps for children battling cancer.

The 12th Annual KOA Care Camps Big Weekend event is the official start to the 2015 summer camping season and is being offered at participating KOAs throughout North America.

The Care Camps Big Weekend event is also the major fundraiser for KOA Care Camps for children with cancer, the official charity of Kampgrounds of America and the KOA Owners Association.

Donations raised during the May 8-9 weekend will all go to benefit KOA Care Camps, a network of 95 specialized, medically equipped summer camps throughout North America that offer children batting cancer a true summer camp experience at no charge to their families.

To reserve a site or cabin today for this special weekend, go to and click on the Big Weekend event box, or just go to for a complete list of participating KOA campgrounds.

The "Spring Fling" Luncheon, Fashion Show, and Bling Sale iwll be held Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1461 Sparta, Hwy., Crossville, TN. Doors open at 11:15 a.m., lunch served at 11:45 a.m. Tickets are $8 each, available for purchase April 26th - May 10th. You can also "buy" a table for 8 for the cost of only 7 tickets. For more information call 931-484-3461. Presented by Lutheran Woman's Missionary League and Threads of Hope.

House of Hope presents Emi Sunshine, Friday May 15th at 7:00 at the Palace Theatre. This 10 year old East Tennessee Prodigy has captured the nation’s attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Emi has appeared on the Today Show and recently made her debut on-stage at the Grand Ole Opry. Don’t miss Emi Sunshine, Friday May 15th. Tickets are just $12.00 and are available by calling 484-6133 or order online at Proceeds benefit House of Hope to help drug endangered, abused and at-risk children.

Ages 6 to 18
June 1 through 5, 2015
9 am to 4 pm

Camp ball and camp T-shirt
Soccer equipment (soccer shoes, shin guards, two (2) pairs of long socks and tennis shoes)
WATER BOTTLE (you can refill as needed)
Concession money if you want extra snacks at lunch
The Dr. Carl T. Duer Sr. Soccer Complex

The Cumberland/Bledsoe County Farm Service Agency is now accepting applications from Cumberland County farmers for the Emergency Conservation Program, also known as ECP. This program provides cost-share assistance to eligible agricultural producers whose farmland has debris needing cleanup and whose fences were damaged or destroyed by the February ice storm that struck Cumberland County. Applicants need to bring DATED, already-printed pictures of their disaster areas, to the FSA Office at signup. The office is located beside the Crossville Post Office at 314 Old Jamestown Highway. The signup period runs through May 15, 2015.

Registration is underway for the 11th Annual Crossville Youth Soccer Camp for ages 6 to 18. The camp will be held June 1st through June 6th, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dr. Carl T. Duer Sr. Soccer Complex. Cost is $65 for a half day, $110 for a full day and $160 for the Elite Camp. All players will receive ball and t-shirt. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED EVERY DAY! Registration deadline is May 15th. Registration is limited. For any questions, please call (931) 248-1616 or e-mail

The next Crossville Police Department citizen’s academy class is scheduled to meet in July. If interested, please contact: Sara Cole, Executive Assistant at the Crossville Police Department (931) 484-7231; or the Fair Park Senior Center at (931) 456-6541. There is no age requirement; any adult may participate.

TENNderCare is Tennessee’s commitment to see that children and teens have the best start to a healthy life. TENNderCare is a free program of check-ups and health care services for children from birth to age 21 who are TennCare eligible. A check-up includes a health history, complete physical exam, Lab Tests, vision/hearing screenings, developmental and behavioral screenings, and advice on how to keep your child healthy. In addition, dental and behavioral health services are available. In Cumberland County for more information, call the local health department at 931-484-6196. To speak directly with a Community Outreach TENNderCare Representative, contact Sue York at 931-484-6196.

Cumberland County Sheriff Casey Cox has held six scheduled drug drop-off events through the communities of our county over the past year, where over a ton of prescription drugs and medication have been collected and properly disposed of; as a result of the Cumberland County sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) working together to protect our citizens and environment, a permanent Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box has been placed at the Sheriff’s Office (90 Justice Center Drive, Crossville, TN, 38555) where citizens can dispose of any unused, unneeded, or outdated prescription medication. Such a box allows for the medication to be properly disposed of so that it neither endangers the environment nor our citizens, as many of the thefts and burglaries in Cumberland County come as a result of addictions to prescription drugs. Sheriff Cox said, “I can’t stress enough the importance of getting these unneeded or expired medications out of people’s homes… by getting these drugs and medications out of our homes it not only makes citizens less of a target, it also protects our children. The old common method of disposing prescriptions was to flush them down the toilet. This is the worst thing you can do because the drugs could eventually end up back in our water supply.” The drugs collected at the drop off box are taken to an Environmental Protection Agency-certified incinerator to be properly disposed of. Acceptable items to be dropped off as follows: prescription medication, all over-the-counter medication, pet medication, medicated ointments or lotions, liquid medications in leak-proof containers, inhalers, and pills in any packaging (glass, plastic containers, baggies/Ziploc, or foil).

The Boys Scouts of America Troop #174 meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM at the Scout Hut on City Lake Road. The Venture Crews, an offshoot of the Boy Scouts, meet Thursday nights at 7 PM at the same location. For information call Troop Master David Dial at 788-5066.

Home Away From Home Head Start is currently accepting applications to provide free comprehensive child development services to children 3 to 5 years old. The program is for low-income families and is a full day-full year program. For more information on the educational and health services provided, call 484-3238.

The Cumberland Adult Reading Council provides free, one-on-one tutoring for adults who want to learn to read, write, and improve math skills. To learn more about their services, contact the Cumberland Adult Reading Council at 337-5809

Second Chance Resale Store has a great selection of clothing and new books arriving weekly. They are open in the Crossville Outlet Mall Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the Avalon Center: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program. Volunteers are needed; call Robin at 456-5502 for details. Donations of household items, clothing, and furniture can be dropped off or call Second Chance to schedule a pickup.

The Art Circle Public Library has a Public Internet Lab in the lower level of the building with 8 computers for public use. The library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Parking is available in the back; the public is encouraged to take advantage of this free service offered by the library.

The Bread of Life Rescue Mission is in need of donations of non-perishable food such as dry rice or beans, instant potatoes, canned foods, peanut butter, and Jello and Kool-Aid mixes. You may drop off donations at the mission located at 281 W. Fourth Street, or call 707-0503.

The Disabled American Veterans, located behind Kroger on Old Sparta Highway, will have country music every Saturday evening from 7-10 PM, featuring The Buckner Brothers. For information, call 210-7400.

Glade Creek Community and Senior Citizen Center holds monthly meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend; call 277-3044 for more information.

The Mana from Heaven Food Pantry is open each Thursday from 4:00 to 5:15 PM at the Place of Refuge Church at 164 Oak Road. The only requirement is that there is a need. For more information call the church at 707-8114.

The Avalon Center is in great need of a few physically fit volunteers who can help with the pick up of larger household items from community donors, possibly one or two days a week. Having a truck is helpful but not necessary If you can help, please call Nancy at 456-0747.

The Cumberland County Animal Shelter is open on East Lane in Crossville from 10am - 1pm. If you've lost a pet check with them as soon as possible; dogs and cats are available for adoption. For more information, call 484-8525

If you are pregnant and scared, please don't hurt or abandon your baby. Mothers may take unwanted newborns to hospitals, birthing centers, and health clinics with three days of birth. Mother's following Tennessee's Safe Haven Law are assured of secrecy and immunity. For more information, call the confidential Helpline at 1 866 699-SAFE or visit

Fair Park Senior Center will hold "Game Day" Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. with team games, card games, darts, movies, crafts and other activities. Refreshments will be available and all Seniors are welcome.

The Fairfield Glade and Crossville Lion's Clubs are forming LEO Service Clubs at Stone Memorial and Cumberland County High Schools. The LEO Club is an international organization encourages student participation in service activities in the community. For details call Bob Seabrook, the Lion's Club LEO Chairman, at 484-3041.

Kids On The Rise is looking for mentors for children in Cumberland County. A mentor is a caring and positive role model. To give your time and make a difference, call 459-2388 for more information.

The Avalon Center offers weekly support groups for women and children who have been victims or witnesses of domestic violence or sexual assault. The groups give participants the opportunity to form bonds with, and obtain support from, other victims in similar circumstances, as well as the opportunity to learn more about the issues. All Avalon Center victims' services are free and confidential. For more information, please call the office at 456-0747 or the 24 hr. crisis line at 1-800-641-3434.

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