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The Crossville's Got Talent show will be held at 7 pm on Friday, September 30, at the Palace Theater in Crossville. Tickets for the show are $10, you can purchase them at the Fair Park Senior Center, or by calling 248-2487, or e-mail musiclovers@frontiernet.net. All of the proceeds go to benefit the programs for seniors at the Fair Park Senior Center.

Its time to mark your calendars for the much anticipated 9th annual Lunch on the Lawn event hosted by Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity. This unforgettable event will include hand-painted bowls, Bob the Builder, live music from the The Relics and home-made food favorites from over 30 local vendors. Lunch on the Lawn has become a Cumberland County tradition, so make your lunch plans on Friday, October 14th 11:00-1:30 at the courthouse lawn and its fall break for Cumberland County schools so bring your kids!
If you would like to participate as a vendor for this fabulous event, contact Vanessa at 931-484-4565 or email vanessa.habitat@frontier.com Sponsorship opportunities are also available. This is a rain or shine event so be sure mark your calendars and we will see you on the courthouse lawn.

Tickets on sale for Crossvilles own Reality Show, Crossville's Got Talent which will be held on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Palace Theater in Crossville! Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at Fair Park Senior Center or by calling 248-2487.

Need Housing? Apply Now at Crossville Housing Authority, 67 Irwin Ave, Phone 931-484-2990 and online at www.crossvillehousing.org You can print an application from the web page. Walk-ins welcome! Apply now, Monday Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through September 30. To make the process quicker pick-up application and have it filled out and documents ready.

Homestead Elementary's Harvest Festival will be Friday, September 30, 4-7pm. Activities include food, games and prizes, and a book fair. Everyone is invited!

Slots for the Third Annual Crossville Scarecrow Festival and Car Show are now being reserved. Life Care Center of Crossville is sponsoring the free community event, which will take place in downtown Crossville. The Third Annual Crossville Scarecrow Festival and Car Show will be held Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the Cumberland County Courthouse. Organizers are calling for businesses and individuals to create scarecrows, bring fancy/classic automobiles or set up vendor booths. The Best in Show winner of the scarecrow contest will win $100, with a $50 prize going to the Peoples Choice and trophies going to the winners in each category (Business, Family and Mechanical). Car show winners in Best of Show and Peoples Choice will receive trophies. As in years past, the festival will support Alzheimers Tennessee, Inc., through the $10 entry fees for scarecrows and vehicles. For more information about the Crossville Scarecrow Festival, or to complete an entry form, visit LifeCareCenterofCrossville.com/events/scarecrow. Interested parties may also contact Jean Bennett at (931) 287-1334 or Lynn Kerley at (931) 484-4782. Located at 80 Justice St., Life Care Center of Crossville is one of 26 rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers in Tennessee managed or operated by Life Care Centers of America.

High school seniors can sign up for the Tennessee Promise, complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and fill out their college application as part of Scholarship Saturday on Oct. 1 at Roane State Community College's Roane County campus in Harriman. The event will last from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Eastern (9 a.m.-Noon Central), and refreshments will be served. Visitors are welcome to drop in anytime during the event. Check-in will be in the lobby of the Dunbar Building. Roane State financial aid and admissions staff will be available to help students and their families complete their forms. The deadline to apply for the Tennessee Promise is Nov. 1. To learn more or reserve a spot at Scholarship Saturday, go to roanestate.edu/scholarshipsaturday

In addition, beginning Oct. 1, students can complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017-18 academic year. Students are encouraged to get their FSA ID before coming to Scholarship Saturday on Oct. 1. Go to https://fsaid.ed.gov.

TCAT Crossville will open up its computer lab from 10am 1pm on Saturday, October 1, for area high school seniors to sign up for Tennessee Promise and fill out their college applications as part of a statewide Scholarship Saturday.

The event is designed to encourage students to enroll in Tennessee Promise, Governor Bill Haslams program to provide two years of community college or technical school tuition. Tennessee Promise is part of the Drive to 55 initiative to increase the number of Tennesseans with some form of post-secondary credential, such as a college degree or technical certificate.

During Scholarship Saturday, students may come to 910 Miller Avenue between the hours of 10 am -1 pm and use the colleges computers to sign up online. Free pizza will also be on hand for anyone signing up.

Tennessee Promise is such an incredible opportunity for students to pursue their dreams after high school, said TCAT Director Jerry Young. We want to make signing up for the Promise a celebration for the students and also give them an opportunity to get their application to college in at the same time. This puts them well on their way down the path to a degree or certificate.

Tennessee Promise Director Mike Krause said he hoped many Tennessee students would participate and complete their application. Tennessee Promise has changed the conversation about going to college in our state, and I hope we can encourage students to sign up early, Krause said. Scholarship Saturday provides a chance students for students to sign up for the Promise and make a connection with their local college.

The mission of TCAT-Crossville is to serve as the premier provider of quality workforce training and development in the local service area.

Our local LBJ&C Head Start Centers are having open houses in October. Home Away from Home Head Start and HAFH Pinewood are having theirs on October 3rd from 1-4 pm. The Crossville Head Start on East First Street is holding their open house on October 20th from 1-4 pm.

The Free Tai Chi classes for Monday October 3rd at 2 & 3 pm at the Art Circle Public Library have been cancelled. They will resume on Monday October 11.

The Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a City Council Candidate Forum at the Cumberland County Playhouse-Little Theatre on Tuesday, October 4th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The Forum is being provided as a public service event and anyone wishing to attend may do so.

This years Forum will ask that each candidate give a 2-minute opening statement and 2-minute summary statement. Prepared questions will be provided to the candidates in advance of the event and we will attempt to get as many questions asked as is possible. A timekeeper and moderator will be managing the Forum and the candidates will be limited to just 90 seconds to answer each posed question.

The public is encouraged to submit their questions to Nancy at the Chamber office by email: nwilson@crossville-chamber.com

The Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a City Council Candidate Forum at the Cumberland County Playhouse-Little Theatre on Tuesday, October 4th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The Forum is being provided as a public service event and anyone wishing to attend may do so.

This years Forum will ask that each candidate give a 2-minute opening statement and 2-minute summary statement. Prepared questions will be provided to the candidates in advance of the event in an attempt to get as many questions asked as is possible. A timekeeper and moderator will be managing the Forum and the candidates will be limited to just 90 seconds to answer each posed question.

The public is encouraged to submit their questions to Nancy at the Chamber office by email: nwilson@crossville-chamber.com

New Beginning Ministry in Pleasant Hill will be hosting revival October 2 - 5 at 6pm nightly. Larry Potter and Kevin Potter will be preaching. Everyone welcome!

Downtown businesses got together to discuss the idea of doing a 'first Friday' type event. What came of that meeting was a steering committee that would head up the project and get the ball rolling to develop a consistent event that the entire community would be invited out to. The first Friday of every other month, this type of event will be taking place and with a different theme each time. Each business is going to be open from 4-8 p.m. that evening and many of them are doing a special or something special for that day. The whole idea is to have a place for families and couples and friends to do something in our town on a Friday night. These events will be called Fridays at the Crossroads on June 3, August 5, October 7 & December 2 from 4-8 pm. The stores participating are as follows: Bob's Feed Store: display at Scarlett's, Mikkis Frame Shop: Postit Note war, Muse Cosmetics: $, Gigi's, Scarlett's Auto Sales: bluegrass band, Mayberry's Furniture, The Funky Farmhouse, Library: free hotdogs, drinks and chips while supplies lasts, The Grinder House. Fortes, Social Brew: allowing PitStop order in, BB's, Civil War Museum, Best One Tire: cornhole tournament, FOCCAS, Hilltoppers Thrift Store, Musicians Pick, Cahoots, Crossville Trophy, Merle Norman, Thrifty Own, Star Recording, Victory Preowned, Bread of Life, Belissime, Bible Book Store, Little Angels, Loose Cannon, Fusion, Villa Del Funk.

The Plateau Corvette Club meets on the first Thursday of every month. The next meeting is Thursday October 6th at 5:30 pm, meeting at the Crossville Outlet Center Meeting room. All Corvette owners are invited to join them as they plan trips and events that they can enjoy with their Corvettes.

The Stephens Center Parent-Child Connection Class will be held at the Exchange Club/Stephens Center Healthier Beginnings office in Crossville on Thursday, October 6th from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. This is the final session of the 2016 Fall, Series I. The topic will be Make-up Session. For more information call The Stephens Center at (931) 823-6432 or 1-800-635-5199 or locally at 484-8923.

The Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual Oktoberfest on Friday, October 7th from 11:30 am until 9:30 pm and Saturday, October 8th from 11:00 am until 9:30 pm. Enjoy the experience of a traditional German festival complete with authentic cuisine, German/Polka music and dancing. Advance admission tickets are $6.00 each. Tickets at the gate are $7.50. Advance tickets are available at Crossville Heating & Cooling, The Lace Place, The Cancun Mexican Restaurants, Physicians Associates, Best One Tire (Main St.), Sears, Romos Mexican Restaurant and Star Realty. German Dinners can be purchased for $10. The festivities take place at the Crossville Knights of Columbus Activity Park at 2892 Hwy 70 East, 3 miles east of town. For more information, visit www.crossvilleoktoberfest.com or call 707-7291.

Faith Assembly of God Church will be having a huge yard sale on Oct. 8 from 7am to noon. There will be furniture, home goods, clothing, and lots of miscellaneous items. The church is located at 2155 West Ave (Hwy 70N). For more information call Steven Pickard, Pastor at 248-6488.

Crossville Fire Department, Cumberland County FD, and FFG FD are partnering with the TN Fire Marshal's Office to host the official "2016 Fire Prevention Week" on Saturday October 8th beginning at 8 am. The areas covered will be Brookhaven, Greenbriar, South Ridge, portions of downtown, Fairyland Acres, Sherwood Famrs, Shiloh, Snead, St. George, and Prestonwood.

Dont miss the 2016 Back Porch Fall Festival Saturday, October 15th at the Crab Orchard Christian Church Back Porch in Crab Orchard, TN. Free admission, food at 11:00 and lots of other activities to follow, including: a car show, big rock fun ride, live entertainment, gospel music, crafts, auction items, fun for the kids and tailgate and enjoy the UT vs. Alabama game on the big screen. Plus, the concession stands at the Back Porch Fall Festival feature the best home cooking around. Take Crab Orchard Exit 329 off I-40 and follow the signs. For information contact Danny Smith 931-335-5145.

There will be a benefit dinner for Lizs sister to help pay for funeral expenses on October 15th from 9-2 at Pleasant Hill Community House. Donations will be accepted, food will be sold, and you can participate in a cake walk for 50 cents. There will also be a silent auction. For more information, please call 931-210-4705.

The 1st Annual CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Fashion Show will be Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Palace Theatre in Crossville. Tickets are $20 in advance; $30 at the door. Enjoy Food & Refreshments Noon to 1 p.m.; Shopping Noon to 4 p.m.; the Fall Fashion Show 1 to 3 p.m. and the Meet & Greet 3 to 4 p.m. For vendor info., call Amy Lee at 931-520-9540 or email alee@uchra.com or Sarah Derrick at casacumberlandco@uchra.com .

The Art Circle Public Library will host the Quackers Bash Halloween Puppet Show & Party on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room. The event is free, not scary and is open to children ages 1 to 10. Come in costume and enjoy the puppet show, stories, crafts, games, music, refreshments and treats. For more info. call the Library at 931-484-6790 and online at artcirclelibrary.info .

Thursday, October 20th, Homestead Elementary GEMS & HOPE Before & After School Program will have an Open House & Family Fun Night as part of Lights on After School. This is a nationwide rally for after-school programs. The Open House & Family Fun Night will be from 5-7 pm at Homestead Elementary. For more information, please contact Ashlee Ritzko at 9314568344.

Class of 1976 HS Reunion (CCHS), 40th year reunion will be held at R-Place Pub & Grill in Tansi on October 22nd. There will be a sponsored Happy Hour beginning at 5:30 pm, as well as a live band and food being served at 6:30 pm. For more info or to make reservations, please call Terry Bowen at 931-707-7344.

The Art Circle Public Library in Crossville is offering a free program that will allow children the opportunity to practice their reading skills by reading to a therapy dog. Each child who signs up will be assigned a trained and licensed therapy dog for a 15-minute supervised session. Children may bring a blanket and their own reading materials or choose a book from the Childrens Library. To register your child, call the Library at 931-484-6790 ext. 243. The dates are Mondays October 10th and October 24th from 4 to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays October 11th and October 25th from 2 to 3 p.m. The therapy dog reading sessions are free.

The Art Circle Public Library in Crossville Teen Halloween Costume Party will be October 25, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room. PG13 friendly costumes only, please. Enjoy open mic, games and hot drinks.

The Cumberland County Playhouse will present selections from The Addams Family on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Cumberland Meeting Room at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville. Admission to the Library presentation is free.

The Crossville Noon Rotary Club will be presenting its 2nd annual Halloween 5K and One Mile Fun Run on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8 am beginning at the historic Crossville Depot in downtown Crossville. There will be prizes for the best costumes in addition to awards for the winning runners in multiple categories. Contact any Crossville Rotary club member or visit www.crossvillerotary5k.org .Register online at www.reg2run.com .

Pat Roper, President of the Crossville Noon Rotary Club, and Steve Douglas, Race Chairman, have announced the 2nd Annual Halloween Costume 5K and Fun Run/Walk to be held on Saturday, October 29th beginning at 8:00 A.M. (Central Time) with the start and finish lines at the Historic Crossville Depot, located at 169 North Main Street, Crossville, TN 38555.

President Roper says to Put on your running (or walking) shoes and your favorite Halloween costume and join us as our ghosts and goblins run (or walk) through Historic Downtown Crossville. All proceeds will be used to support local Rotary projects, including scholarships for graduating seniors, dictionaries for all local 3rd graders, our character counts project for all local 4th graders, blue jeans for local needy students, Christmas Food Boxes for the needy, and more.

Race applications can be downloaded from our website at www.crossvillerotary5k.org or you can register online at www.reg2run.com . Hard copies are available at the CMC Wellness Centers located at Woodmere Mall and Fairfield Glade, the Chamber of Commerce, Crossville Trophy and Gifts, the Fairfield Glade Conference Center, the Big South Fork Welcome Center, and the Brikhouse Gym.

Individual Entry fees are $20 for registrations received on or before October 14th and $25 for registrations received after October 14th. The entry fee for teams of five or more runners is $15 per runner if received on or before October 14th and $20 per runner for team entries received after October 14th.

Tee shirts will be provided to all runners registered by October 14th and to late registered runners as long as supplies last.

Trophies will be awarded for the Best Costume for Ages 15 and under and Ages 16 and over.

Winners trophies will be awarded for male and female in the following categories (Trophy Winners are not eligible for age division awards):
1) Top Overall
2) First Place Masters (40+)
3) First Place Grand Master (50+)
4) First Place Veterans (60+)

Medals will be awarded to male and female first and second place winners in the following age divisions:
14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+

Fun Runners/Walkers will receive Participation Certificates.

Race Timing will be provided by Race Day Events.

The Cumberland County Republican Women's Club will have their monthly meeting October 6 at 5:00 pm at the Republican Headquarters located at 539 West Ave. Crossville, Tn. 38555. We will finalize our contributions to the Thanksgiving Dinner on November 1.Our guest speaker is Rev. Bev Talbott, founder of the Salt and Light movement in Cumberland County.The goal of this movement is to show compassion and that one person can make a difference in a child's life. The Salt and Light program provides money to classroom teachers, who then designate those children in her/his room with the greatest needs and provide them with support ie. field trips, yearbooks, school supplies, etc. $100.00 can support a classroom for one year. Anyone wishing to volunteer or contribute call Bev at 456-8312. Any conservative lady wishing to make a difference in our county is welcome to come by for a visit during our meeting. We welcome you. You can find out more about us and the Republican Party at cctngop.org or on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cumberlandcountygop/ Our phone number is 931-456-4414.

Downtown businesses got together to discuss the idea of doing a 'first Friday' type event. What came of that meeting was a steering committee that would head up the project and get the ball rolling to develop a consistent event that the entire community would be invited out to. The first Friday of every other month, this type of event will be taking place and with a different theme each time. Each business is going to be open from 4-8 p.m. that evening and many of them are doing a special or something special for that day. The whole idea is to have a place for families and couples and friends to do something in our town on a Friday night. These events will be called Fridays at the Crossroads on June 3, August 5, October 7 & December 2 from 4-8 pm. The stores participating are as follows: Bob's Feed Store: display at Scarlett's, Mikkis Frame Shop: Postit Note war, Muse Cosmetics: $, Gigi's, Scarlett's Auto Sales: bluegrass band, Mayberry's Furniture, The Funky Farmhouse, Library: free hotdogs, drinks and chips while supplies lasts, The Grinder House. Fortes, Social Brew: allowing PitStop order in, BB's, Civil War Museum, Best One Tire: cornhole tournament, FOCCAS, Hilltoppers Thrift Store, Musicians Pick, Cahoots, Crossville Trophy, Merle Norman, Thrifty Own, Star Recording, Victory Preowned, Bread of Life, Belissime, Bible Book Store, Little Angels, Loose Cannon, Fusion, Villa Del Funk.

Nar-Anon is a group to support families and friends of addicts. We believe that sharing our experiences, strength and hope, we can learn from each other how to deal with the pain and heartbreak that comes with loving people with addictions. They will be holding a meeting every Wednesday from, 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M at OFI Baptist Church (250 10th Street, Crossville, TN). For more information, please call Lynette at (931)-787-5079.

2016-2017 Crossville Leaf Pick Up Schedule

If your trash pick up is on Thursday or Friday, your leaf collection will be November 2-6 and December 14-18.

If your trash pick up is on Wednesday, your leaf collection will be November 9-13 and December 28-January 1

If your trash pick up is on Tuesday, your leaf collection will be November 16-20 and January 4-8

If your trash pick up is on Monday, your leaf collection will be November 30-December 11 and January 11-15

There will be no leaf collection November 23-27 and December 21-25.

Rules for leaf pick up:
1. You must have your leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. on the Monday of your scheduled week. Due to scheduling and time restraints, we will only service each street once per scheduled week. If you miss the scheduled week, we will not return until the next scheduled week.
2. Leaves must be within 6 feet of curb in order for the vacuum truck to reach them.
3. Leaves must be free of limbs, branches, trash, etc.

CWD will do everything possible to stay on schedule; however, weather plays a huge factor in the amount of time it takes to collect the leaves. Please feel free to call CWD at 931-456-2434 if you have any questions regarding the schedule or rules.

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

The Art Circle Public Library offers free public internet access, with 21 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. 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.

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 www.secretsafeplacetn.org.

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.

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