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Going green can definitely Mayor’s third Annual Sustainability save all of us some green Fair in Crossville slated for May 12 By KEVIN DONALDSON Crossville Life Features Editor “Going green” has become a fashionable phrase and practice in recent years. The term encompasses a wide range of activities, actually too many to mention in defining it. We all know what it means, but it’s a bit difficult to put into just a few words. In doing the research for this story, I ran across this definition for “going green” on the Save the World website: “using various everyday methods to help save the world and its environment.” There are a lot of folks who would say they were “going green when going green wasn’t cool,” but the practice (some would say a lifestyle) has become increasingly popular. There are a variety of reasons for this - a growing consciousness of ways we can all conserve natural resources without tremendous effort, government and commercial programs

that provide incentives, and (last, but not least) saving money long-term.

Saving through home improvement

Recycling is a major component of going green, and Cumberland County provides a means of recycling items that used to wind up in landfills through its recycling centers across the county. Composting and “green” energy (see sidebar story on the City of Crossville’s Sustainability Fair) are among many other ways to conserve, along with home improvements, which will be our main focus here. Energy costs continue to rise, so efficiency and cost-cutting are on everyone’s mind, and there are a variety of ways to do that. There are also many programs to help participants save some money on improvements and on taxes.



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Event is a part of City of Crossville’s continuing sustainability initiative

CROSSVILLE-The City of Crossville will host its Third Annual Sustainability Fair for Cumberland County students on Thursday, May 12. The Sustainability Fair aims to increase youth awareness of how to live in a sustainable community. The school system will bring all the fifth graders across the county in by bus to visit the fair at the Cumberland County Community Complex. The fair will be for students only in 2011. “The Sustainability Fair is just part of the City of Crossville’s continuing initiative to grow our city into one of the greenest cities in the state,” said Mayor J.H. Graham III. Sustainability is defined as “meeting the needs of the present without compro-

mising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,” and that’s the city’s goal with this initiative, Graham said. Students will visit 40 different demonstrations on ways they and their families can live sustainably. State and federal agencies, universities and community colleges, local nonprofits and individuals have volunteered to participate in the Sustainability Fair, some for the third time. The Sustainability Fair features exhibits and demonstrations on community sustainability and ways to save energy, save natural resources, strengthen the local economy, and increase our quality of life. Among the topics that will be featured at the fair are: • Buildings – weatherization, pho-

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Students at 2010 Sustainability Fair

Welco ! me To Crossville, Tennessee CITY EVENTS

April 2

ccHs / soccer golf tournament Heatherhurst Misty Keyes 931-337-4268

April 2

“season opener” Horseshoe tournament Doug Farnsworth (931)787-4852

April 8/9

Carl Duer Soccer Complex

April 23

country inn & suites Qualifier Fastpitch tournament Joe caldwell (931)581-0323

April 30

“spring Fling open” Horseshoe tournament Doug Farnsworth (931)787-4852

Plateau invitational girls Fastpitch tournament Darrell Brown (865)368-4850

April 30

April 15

April 30/May 1

senior olympics Deadline. events begin May 2nd more info. contact the Fair Park senior center at 484-7416

April 16/17

lake tansi / city of crossville two Ball golf tournament April 16th @ Bear trace April 17th @ lake tansi

nsA Demarini classic Mark “twig” ogletree (931)319-0669

soccer tournament Jon schneider (865)643-4004

May 7

2nd Annual no Play on Mothers Day Baseball tournament Ben rodgers (931)510-6902

May 9

sr. Men olympic softball game

April 16/17

Magic on the Mountain girls Fastpitch tournament Joe caldwell (931)581-0323

April 16

easter egg Hunt @ Dr. carl t. Duer soccer complex Duer 3:00 p.m.

April 23

1st Annual BPA easter classic Baseball tournament Ben rodgers (931)510-6902

DCI Cruise-In

May 11

Hospice golf tour. lake tansi contact Hospice of cumberland county at 484-4748

May 12

third Annual sustainability Fair @ cumberland county community complex contact Billy loggins at 787-1956

May 12

sr. olympic Hs & sB throw

May 21

Mountain top classic Fastpitch tournament Joe caldwell (931)581-0323

May 21

city of crossville / Upper cumberland Development District golf tournament @ lake tansi contact Ashley Pealer at 931-397-2400

Classic Car Cruise-In

May 21

“Bobby Fields open” Horseshoe tournament Doug Farnsworth (931)787-4852

May 23/24/25

tennessee senior Men’s open golf championship, played at stonehenge golf club, FFg… sponsored by the city of crossville, the golf capital of tennessee Billy loggins (931)787-1956

May 29/29

Memorial Day smash Fastpitch tournament nick Fascina (865)805-9607

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It’s A Wonderful Life Roy & Wilma Brown: they believe in God, hard work and honesty tall with a straight back. and a big garden with a lot of potatoes. Roy and Wilma Brown They canned their food, and raised celebrated their 69th wedcows, chickens and pork for their meat. ding anniversary on March Their early life together They did without a lot of the luxuries a 14. Their children held a Roy worked in sawlittle celebration in the multimill, a rock quary and area people take for granted today, like purpose room at church, coal mines as a young man. electricity and running water. But their where friends gathered after Eventually, he took a job in family was strong and healthy. “God Sunday eveving worship the sheet metal department has blessed us so much and we are so service to enjoy cake and ice at Crossland Homes, where thankful,” Wilma said. “We have many DON NAPIER cream. he stayed for 25 years. Wilma special friends and love them all very Publisher was a stay-at-home mama much.” Their oldest son, Boyd, Roy still enjoys working around told funny stories about their life. It until Roy got sick in 1974. She took a was a lot like other gatherings for job at CMC after becoming certified as the farm and in the garden and occaother members who had milestones to a nurse technician. In all, she worked sionally hunts and fishes. Wilma, like so many country wives of yesteryear, celebrate, but there was one big differ19 years at the hospital, earning nuence. Nearly everyone in the congregamerous Ambassador Care awards for quilts and sews. She made all the clothes for her three tion attended, because everyone loves her excellent work daughters, when they with patients. Roy and Wilma Brown. No better tesRoy and Wilma Brown were growing up. The They timony could there be than to see that struggled with son Boyd parents of five children, long line of people, waiting their turn financially early in the Browns know what their marriage. While to hug Roy and Wilma’s neck and congratulate them. in Ohio, where Roy it is to struggle. They set up housekeeping Roy grew up in the Linary and worked at a defense in a two-room house Big Lick communities of Cumberland plant, everything was where coal oil lamps County and Wilma grew up in Crab rationed: food, gas, provided the light Orchard. They met on a double date. even shoes. “They and they carried their gave us tokens to Both were with someone else, but bewater from the spring. fore long, they were together. When use,” Wilma said. When they first set up Roy was 19 and Wilma 15, they were They stayed there long married at the courthouse by Judge enough to earn the money to buy a housekeeping, they bought an ironing Rubin Powell. The year was 1942. house in Linary, returning to Tennessee board and a bed from a friend, Roy’s It was at church (Main Street in 1945. “We paid $900 for the house father made their table and cabinet, and they bought a few pieces of furniChurch of Christ) where I got to know and 17 acres,” Roy said. ture at Ideal Furniture. The Browns, like most folks livand love them. You would think that I have known their daughter Linda they would have slowed down a bit, ing in rural Tennessee at that time, since I first met them some 15 years depended on the garden for much of ago, but not so you’d notice. Both walk their food. They raised a big family u see BROWN page 3

Maxine Roberts, longtime aide to Lt. Gov. John Wilder, dies By DON NAPIER

A good friend of mine for over 30 years, Maxine Roberts, died March 7th in Nashville. She was the longtime executive assistant to Tennessee's longest serving Lt. Governor, John Wilder. I visited with her many times on my trips to Legislative Plaza. While she was there, I always had a friend and ally at the Capital. She was known to have Wilder's ear, and was the person who kept him on schedule and was instrumental in serving his constituents. Roberts' pic-

ture appears in composite photos of nearly 40 years of General Assemblies displayed in Legislative Plaza halls. She was known throughout the legislature for her kindness and her willingness to help others. She often brought gifts to her friends just to show her esteem for them. Maxine was often kidded about her very feminine walk. She said she acquired that walk as a child following her father's tractor to plant seeds and jumping over the clods as he plowed them up. One of the "characters" of Tennessee politics, no one who ever met her, forgot her. Maxine and I are both natives of

Clay County and her body was returned there for burial, in the Roberts Family Cemetery. She is survived by brother Ralph Roberts, a nephew and niece and special friend Charles Vaughn.

Fairfield couple donates newspapers to editor's collection

I got a rather nice surprise on Monday, March 7th -- Mrs. Donald Geary of Fairfield Glade came into my office in Crossville and gave me a wonderful present. While it might not be considered wonderful to everyone, to me it was like Christmas morning. I collect newspapers and Mrs. Geary wanted to make a contribution to

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my collections -- and it was very much appreciated. Her gift came neatly folded and in a large zip lock bag (perfect, by the way, for storing old newspapers). The real steal of the papers was the Fort Wayne, Indiana Journal-Gazette's Friday, April 13, 1945 jewel, with its huge, all cap headline "FDR IS DEAD." It is a huge headline, second only to my "HULL DIES." Other good pieces from that same newspaper was more coverage of FDR's death and photos and stories about Truman taking the helm. All together there were eight old newspapers and two magazines, including the Jan. 31,



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1977 Time Magazine, which covered the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter and a dozen pages of photos. All the periodicals are so very much appreciated. It was so nice of Mrs. Geary to take the time to find my office and bring those in. We had a nice little chat (very little, because I had just come from the dentist, and had a mouthful of gauze and could barely manage a word). This is the fifth or sixth time in the last 20 years when a reader has brought newspapers to me. My collection has been enriched as a result of these contributions. What a nice gesture to give

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“Mom and Dad were always on the same page when it came to parenting,” Linda said.” “They believed in God, hard work and honesty and they loved us all very much. We were so blessed to have them as parents, so blessed to grow up in a Christian home.” The Browns have two sons: Boyd (Naomi) and Jerry (Gracie); three daughters: Charlotte (Dale) Hennessee; Linda (David) Hassler; and Judy (Wayne) Smith. They have 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren with one on the way, due in June. The Brown’s children were born in 1943, ‘47, ‘50, ‘55 and ‘57. Roy and Wilma have lived a wonderful life and they continue to share much of it with others. They are great


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Celebrating 69 years together friends, great christian brothers and sisters, and great neighbors. With the help of family, they still raise a big garden and enjoy sharing the produce and canned goods with people up and down York Road where they live. I consider it a privilege to know them and look forward to helping them celebrate anniversaries to come. They are not making people like the Browns anymore. We better treasure them while they’re here.

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Crossville Life office moving downtown Napier Media, the parent company of Crossville Life Magazine, will soon have a new home. “After many years at 120 Vaughn Street, we are moving to downtown Crossville, a move that really excites me,” Crossville Life Publisher Don Napier said. “I have been looking for an office downtown 34 for a while. Since becoming active with Tonya Hinch and Downtown Crossville, Inc., I’ve had an interest in relocating downtown,” he said. “Since we opened our commercial printing division, I have wanted to have a more retail-like location and

aPril – May 2011 Page 3 to me -- the keepsakes they kept for so many years for themselves. Back several years ago, I got three large boxes with lids taped on and very neatly labeled -- gifts to my newspaper collection from the late Elmer John Streng, thanks to Roger and Pat Streng. They had recently moved to Cumberland County from Colorado. That collection covered major world events from before WWII to the present. Back earlier, Claude Miles brought me some old newspapers. I had my collection on display once back in the 1980's, before I moved to Crossville. It's about time I did it again. I know there are a lot of people who would enjoy seeing the depth of my collection. I will work on that.

this is it,” Napier said. The new office is on 34 Fourth Street, in the lower level of the Arches Building, facing the Memorial Park. “City Hall, the courthouse, Cumberland County Bank, Mitchell’s Drug Store, the Palace, Bagels on Main, and many other businesses I go to on a daily basis are nearby,” Napier said. “I really look forward to being able to walk to these places.” The Napier Media phone number (484-5185) remains the same, Fourth Street and a large sampling of printed materials will be on display at the new office. If you are in the market for a brochure, a postcard, or any kind of printing, Napier invites you to “come by and see us. Nobody beats our prices.”

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think it also applies to us. I Most all of us at one don’t know about you, but time or the other have had I feel I am already experithat fleeing thought of encing a little of both MTTB wondering “what is my life and MTBF. expectancy?”, “how many So keep in mind when more years do I have?” you hear the term life exJust as often when we pectancy of an individual, ask those questions, we By KEN tAyLOR population, region, etc., it use our ancestors’ record of longevity as somewhat of a Hospice Executive is based on analysis of facDirector tors. In a region where a measuring stick. “The men/ women on my father’s / mother’s side hypothetical population has half the live to be around ?? years of age, so I infants die before the age of five, but everybody else dies at 70 years, the reckon I’ll live til around that age.” Of course we all know as well that life expectancy for a newborn in that we have no guarantees, and any of us region is calculated to be around 37 may leave this life at any time, with or years, even though about 25% of the population is between the ages of 50 without any warning. When we give attention to the term and 70. “life expectancy” on both the personal and general note, it does have a differU.S. lifespan has increased ent meaning. The term “life expectanPublic health measures are credcy” really refers to the number of years ited with much of the recent increase of life remaining at any given time, in life expectancy. During the 20th cenbased on multiple factors. Depending tury, the average lifespan in the United on known factors, at age 61, my life exStates increased by more than 30 years, pectancy may be 20 years, OR it may of which 25 years can be attributed to be 6 months or less. advances in public health (including The term life expectancy is often the decrease in infant deaths). used in context of our human popuIn order to assess the quality of lations, but is also used in plant and these additional years of life, “healthy animal ecology. It is calculated by the life expectancies” have been calculated analysis of life tables know as actuarial for the last 30 years. Since 2001, the tables. The term may also be used in World Health Organization has pubcontext of manufactured objects and lished statistics called Healthy Life we see labels such as “shelf life”, “exExpectancy, defined as the average pires by,” etc. These are know as MTTB number of years that a person can ex(mean time to breakdown) and MTBF pect to live in “full health,” excluding (mean time before failures) and applies the years lived in less than full health to everything from a 33-cent can of due to disease and/or injury. soup to a $52,000 vehicle. Personally, I Here in America, we use similar

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indicators in our nationwide health promotion and disease prevention plan “Healthy People 2010.” An increasing number of countries are using health expectancy indicators to monitor the health of their population. We see a great variation in life expectancy between different parts of the world, mostly caused by differences in public health, medical care and diet. There are also significant differences in life expectancy between men and women in most countries, with women typically outliving men by around five years. Economic circumstances also affect life expectancy. For example, in the United Kingdom, life expectancy in the wealthiest areas is several years longer than in the poorest areas. This may reflect factors such as diet and lifestyle, as well as access to medical care. Now, get this: life expectancy is also likely to be affected by exposure to high levels of highway air pollution or industrial air pollution. This is one way that occupation can have a major effect on life

expectancy. Coal miners (and in prior generations, asbestos cutters) often have shorter than average life expectancies. Other factors affecting an individual’s life expectancy are genetic disorders, obesity, access to health care, diet, exercise, tobacco smoking, drug use and excessive alcohol use. Now, let’s go back to the differences between the sexes, with data concerning women living longer than men. We’ll review this data and other interesting notes of life expectancy with the next issue of Crossville Life. Until then…… May your expectancy of good days come true. See ya in next issue. • For information concerning Hospice Care and Services, feel free to call Hospice of Cumberland County at 931-484-4748. Your call is always welcomed.

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Business Profile

Q&A with Innovative Restorations Crossville Commercial Center continues

Q: What three businesses were Q: What services do you to expand, serving a diverse client base

combined to form your business? provide now, under the name

A: Floorcovering Technologies and Big Country Construction were combined with Innovative Restorations, the name by which we now operate.

Q: Who are the principal people and services involved in the business?

A: Josiah Kessie: In the building trade for 12 years, Licensed Contractor in Tennessee since Dec 2007; holds certifications from IICRC in water damage restoration, mold remediation, and fire and smoke restoration. Larry Kessie: 27 years experience; IICRC-certified in water damage restoration, carpet care, senior carpet inspector, odor removal. Lori Kessie: Office manager and book keeper; manages the cleaning side of the business, ensuring employees do a thorough job cleaning after an insurance loss. Troy Hurd: 10 years experience in building trade; IICRC-certified in fire and smoke restoration; trained in water mitigation and restoration.

of Innovative Restorations?

A: Fire, water, mold, storm damage; remodeling and renovations; media blasting to remove graffiti, smoke and mold; carpet, upholstery, ceramic tile and on-site rug cleaning (Licensed General Contractor).

Q: Where is Innovative Restoration’s headquarters? Describe the facility, square footage, equipment you use to do your jobs.

A: IR is located on Highway 70 North, five miles past K-Mart at Baker’s Crossroads. Our green warehouse has nearly 10,000 square feet, where we maintain and de-contaminate equipment, and have storage for customers belongings when we’re working on a fire or major flood. Our investment is substantial, which allows us to respond promptly with ALL the right equipment. Our Thermal Energy Systems (TES) is a self-contained unit that adds heat to the drying process. Marketed as the World’s Fastest Drying System, we recently used it to dry out a home that had 360,000 gallons of water run through it because of a broken pipe. If you plan on being gone for a couple days or more, turn off your water!

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Q: What was your thinking in combining the three businesses?

A: When the economy slowed down, we started focusing our efforts on insurance claims. It did so well that we were soon doing more under Innovative Restorations and recognized the added expense to carry another company with all the documentation, insurance, licensing and marketing was a burden to us. We found it would be more beneficial to operate everything under one name. So today, we are known as Innovative Restorations. By combining our businesses, we are not limiting ourselves or one company, but focusing more on the operations of the business, not the technicalities of management. We are committed to serving our customers better than any other company in this area.

Q: What new services or equipment have you recently added to your business?

A: Our current project is building a carpet rack and submersion plant for cleaning rugs after fire, smoke or water damage, and to restore Oriental rugs.

Q: How does your business compare to other companies in the region?

A: There is not another company in Cumberland County with the knowledge, experience and equipment that Innovative Restorations brings to the marketplace.

CROSSVILLE - There is a new business complex in Crossville providing inexpensive commercial suites that can fit nearly any need. No longer do you have to do business out of your home or garage. Crossville Commercial Center may be just what you’re looking for. Local businessman Bruce Wyatt has expanded his business to include rental units, at the Crossville Commercial Center, located at 166 Cotton Patch Court, just off Interstate Drive. “That’s at the base of the big water tower, between Rocky Top Cinema and the truck stop,” he said. “We are serving a very diverse client base--contractors, anyone who is needing a spot to work,” Wyatt said. “We are doing basically the same thing a strip mall does for retailers. We’ve kept the cost down so any small business can present a good image.” Wyatt pointed out that his units are perfect for the hobbyists. An example would be two friends who enjoy remodeling old cars and have always done it in their home garage. With these units and their inexpensive price, they could have a place for their hobby which could include cable TV, a refrigerator, and all the comforts of home. Wyatt launched the center last year, and space filled up very quickly, forcing him out of one of the original units. “I was happy to give that space up for a paying customer,” he said jokingly. He has now built a second building and has the concrete foundation poured for the third. Wyatt, a longtime businessman in several different fields, says all those experiences has helped prepare him to serve the tenants at Crossville Commercial Center. “My work experience and travels have gave me an insight into what businesses need, and what they look for in choosing a place to locate,” Wyatt said. Current tenants are Chambers Custom Counter Tops, World Outreach Missions, Volunteer Builders, ProBuilders and Wyatt Investment, LLC. There are currently three units available for rent, with a one-year lease, Wyatt said.

diverse client base shows Crossville Commercial Center can be home to almost any type of business,” Wyatt said. “We also think our location is a very valuable asset. We are just a couple of minute away from two I-40 exits, and downtown is just a short drive away.” The most typical building unit is 24 x 48 feet, with a 12 x 14-foot overhead door Pointing the way . . .

and regular, walk-thru doors front and back. Each unit has a 200-amp electric panel with its own meter, and a 60,000 BTU heating unit with its own meter. The ceilings are 16 feet tall, and there is a full bath with each unit. “We will also do some minor remodeling to suit tenants, at their expense,” Wyatt said. Wyatt started his business career in the accounting office at what is now Flower’s Bakery. He and a partner later bought TriCounty Equipment, the local John Deere dealership. That dealership grew to include an auto parts store, a full-scale equipment rental business, and eventually became a distributership for Pixall vegetable harvesting equipment, covering a 14-state area in the Southeastern United States. Wyatt has also owned Plateau Travel Plaza and West Avenue Laundry Express. He has sold his interest in all those businesses. • For more information on Crossville Commercial Center, call Wyatt at 931-2600595

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By KIM HARtMAN and KAtHIE HILLNER Certified Public Accountants Does anyone other than you (and possibly your spouse) know what bank accounts you have, or even where you bank? How about your Social Security number or date and place of birth? So what do those closest to you need to know and how can you assure that the information is there for them when they need it? There are many methods for assembling the things your family members should know. Whether you compile the information into a three-ring binder, a file folder, or your top left dresser drawer, it is important to include complete, accurate, and up-to-date information that can prove extremely valuable to your loved ones who are trying to keep your affairs in order while dealing with the stress of grieving or care-giving. Once the information has been compiled, you need to make sure your grown children, other family members, or anyone who will need to handle your affairs knows where to find the information.

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Vital Statistics – Included in this category are all the official documents that prove your identity. Your family will need to know where to locate: Social Security cards, Marriage and/or divorce records, Birth certificates, Military records, and Pension records. Financial records – You should compile, and keep up to date, a list of all your financial and tax records, including

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A Time 4 Paws aims to educate public, work toward no-kill policy

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Phone: 931.787.1DCI (931.787.1324) P.O. Box 3784 . Crossville . TN . 38557

December sales tax revenue was the highest in 40 months

Why is Spring the most fickle season? Sunny and warm one day . . . cold and damp the next. The best thing is that we know eventually summer will be here - never long enough for me. For now, the promise is in the budding trees and green shoots poking through the straw on the flower beds at the Carson house.

Thanks for shopping locally

A great big thanks to each of you who have been shopping locally. At the March City Council meeting, City Manager Curtis Adams reported sales tax revenue was the highest in 40 months ($671,239). This would be the revenue for December, paid by the merchants to the State in January and reported in February. We must remember the amount is only 2.75% of sales, the local option tax. Forty months ago would be the 2006-2007 fiscal year. I checked with the Cumberland County Finance Department, and the sales tax revenue for the same period was $709,000 and some change. Now if there is a math major out there, they can figure out from the

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$671,239 and 2.75% what the once again begin each Thursactually sales were in Decemday morning at 10 a.m., leavber. If you figure it out, please ing from the Depot. Find out let me know. The CCFD conabout the history of Crossville firmed it was the largest sales by taking a stroll down Main tax revenue since December, St. with one of our knowl2006. edgeable tour guides. Several of the downtown Then, stay and shop at one By FRANCES merchants have commented of the many interesting stores, CARSON that the importance of shopeat at one of our restaurants, DCI President or visit the Stone Museum ping locally was mentioned for a souvenir. Can’t make by their customers and some even quoted the 65 cents of every it on a Thursday? Call the DCI office $1 that stays within the community to schedule a personal tour for when when shopping with a locally owned your friends or relatives come to visit. business. If you’d like to join the ever increasing I’m positive many of you tire of number of tour guides, there is still a hearing me say over and over again: for place for you. each $1 spent in a locally-owned busiComing in the first two weeks in ness, 65 cents remains in the commuMay, DCI will lead all fourth grade nity. Spend $1 in a corporately-owned students in the Cumberland County box store and only 35 cents stays. Shop schools on their own downtown Cookeville, Knoxville, or on-line, and tours. Each day a different school will be able to learn about the history of ZERO stays. The majority of local contribution to the school budget is sales Crossville and Cumberland County. At tax revenue. Again, we say THANK the end of the tours, every student reYOU! ceives a History and Activity Book to remember the day. If you are a fan of fourth graders or want to be impressed Downtown activities resume by the 4th grade students in Cumberweather is coming and Warmer land County Schools, join those workwith it activities planned for downtown will begin. On the first Thursday ing with these students. I promise it in April, our free walking tours will will be the most fun you’ve had in a

while. Remember to wear your running shoes to keep up with these kids. Call 787-1324 to volunteer.

Taste of Crossville set for May

Taste of Crossville moves back to the Spring on May 20th. This year, the proceeds from Taste will be used to match the $1,067,974 Enhancement Grant the City of Crossville received from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. DCI has pledged to raise $500,000 in cash, materials and services toward the Downtown Crossville Economic Development Project. Eighty percent of the cost of the project is for the infrastructure on Main Street (water lines). Just think about this: the first train came to Crossville in 1901. The Taylor Hotel owners met that train. The Taylor had running water at that time. Some of those same water lines are in use today. They need to be replaced. The water pressure on Main Street is not sufficient to put out a major fire, should one occur. So please support Taste and the Economic Development Project on Main Street. Crossville area restaurants and ca-



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continued from page 8 terers have been invited to participate in this evening of food and fellowship. Last year, 23 participants provided food and beverages for the enjoyment of over 400 guests. This year, we hope to have even more participants and more guests. Cumberland Dermatology again will host the event in their garden at Taylor Square. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the Native Stone Museum and the historic Crossville Depot and from many of the participants. Watch the DCI web site www.downtowncrossvilleinc, and our facebook page for more information. If you are a caterer or own or work in an eating establishment and somehow we have managed to miss you, and you would like to participate, please, please, please forgive us and contact us at 787-1324. We do drive around and look for newly established businesses, but invariably do miss some. This is your chance to showcase your specialty and your business. Speaking of the Native Stone

Museum, it will be open on a regular schedule beginning the first of April, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There is still space available for any of you wishing to volunteer to tell the story of the stone found only nowhere else in the entire world, right here in Cumberland County, but used all over the world. We need your help.

So much to do in downtown

Watch for new promotions from the downtown businesses, take a painting class at Southern Charm, shop for graduation and bridal gifts at the Screen Door and Fifth Street Marketplace, have breakfast at the newest restaurant Bagels on Main, check out Coops on West Avenue, get the freshest vegetables at Smith Fresh Harvest and the Organic Farmers Market, call DCI and volunteer 787-1324 or dci@volfirst. net, check out the shows at the Palace, watch for the opening of the Shanks Art Center. There’s so much to do, and such a beautiful place to do it. Let us hear from you, especially you math majors: 787-1324 or

urban walking trail can help you get moving in Downtown Crossville

at the Courthouse gazebo. Parking is available around the Courthouse. The City of Crossville has identified a five-mile loop from the Gazebo around the Miller bypass. Participants Eager to offer community members are welcome to use the full 5 mile loop an easy way to exercise, Downtown or choose a distance. Markers will be Crossville, Inc. introduces the 6 & 6 added every 1/4 of a mile to allow walkers and runners the Walking Club. opportunity to track and open to Free their progress. Walk anyone of any fitness by yourself or bring a level, walk or run in group of friends. downtown Crossville For more informastarting in May. Starting tion or questions, please at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. sevcontact DCI at 931-787en days a week, particiCrossville, TN 1324. pants can meet or start

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Dog lovers invited to Downtown Crossville for Paw and Order If you are a dog lover, here’s your chance to catch the fun on Saturday, May 28th from 8 a.m. -11 a.m. Free to the public around the Spirit Ampitheater just behind the Cumberland County Courthouse, the Paw & Order Dog Lover's Festival is being held before the 2011 Classic Car Cruise-In Kick-Off. Dogs and people of all types, sizes, and ages will enjoy the canine friendly festivities. Enter your dog in contests sponsored by Spirit Broadband, including largest, smallest, traveled the furthest, best costume, pet and owner look alike, and peanut butter eating. Contests begin at 9 a.m. in front of the Ampitheater stage and the entry fee is a bag of dog food or $5. All proceeds and dog food will be donated to participating local animal shelters. Festivities will kick off at 8:30 a.m. with the official Blessing of the Animals and then everyone will proudly march in the annual Strut Your Mutt Parade. Local food vendors will be on hand to serve goodies for both humans and dogs. Adopt a pet from a local rescue organization, check out the brand new pet products from local vendors set up in the park and buy the special home made doggy treats. You might also find a new outfit, schedule a doggie hair cut or doggie pedicure, and learn the very latest in nutritional information . . . all

for your favorite dog. Check out the Silent Auction being conducted to raise funds for the local rescue groups. Businesses and organizations will donate pet related items for your bid. Bid on a week-end at Grandview Mountain Cottages, pet care services from sponsor Best Friends Veterinary Hospital, and many others. Cumberland County Girl Scout groups will be on hand to make sure water bowls are filled and plastic bags

available. Let’s please make sure the event is enjoyable for everyone. Parking is available in lots east of Main Street behind the Cravens Building, Taylor Professional Building, and the First United Methodist Church. Current rabies vaccination certificates are required for each dog. All dogs must be kept on a fixed length leash at all times. Even if you are not participating in any of the special events, please bring the vaccination certificate for your dog. If you have questions, please call Dr. Karen McGlothlin at 931-4592006.

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Weekly farmers market in Downtown Crossville will start in May at the new Spirit Ampitheater DCi is pleased to welcome the Cumberland Sustainable Farmers’ Market to downtown Crossville. Previously located at The Common Ground Building, the weekly farmers' market will be held at the Spirit Ampitheater on Thursdays from 3:305 p.m. starting May 5th. Parking will be available on Division Street and around the Courthouse. Adam Colvin, Owner/Operator of Colvin Family Farm and Manager of the Cumberland Sustainable Farmers' Market, said "we are proud to bring our products to a broader market in the downtown Crossville area." Specializing in locally-grown vegetables and fruits, breads, eggs and

dairy, and meat, the market will provide customers the opportunity to pre-order on line or buy fresh at the market.

DCI starts fundraising effort: An evening with Mike Stone

Crossville revitalization effort. Mike was most recently seen performing in Tennessee USA's reunion performances at the Cumberland County Playhouse. Downtown Crossville, Inc. is focused on creating an economic climate in the downtown area to increase sales tax revenue and property tax values. The infrastructure project will update the water pipes, storm drainage, sidewalks, lighting, and traffic lighting to encourage retail and restaurant development. DCI is raising funds to support the infrastructure progress with enhancements to encourage retail shopping and downtown activities. Tickets are available at The Palace Theater. For more information or if you have questions, please contact DCI at 931-787-1324.

Long a talented musician and performer, local businessman Mike Stone has agreed to be the kickoff event for the fundraising effort of Downtown Crossville, Inc. Performing at The Palace Theater on Thursday, June 16th starting at 7 p.m., he will perform a combination of personal and popular compositions on the piano and guitar. Tickets are $10 each with all proceeds benefiting the downtown

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Phone: 931.787.1DCI (931.787.1324) P.O. Box 3784 . Crossville . TN . 38557

Little red caboose gets ready for the big time As spring busts out all over and Crossville prepares for the annual influx of visitors, one of the downtown’s newest attractions is moving toward completion. The red caboose, now situated in front of the Crossville Depot, has been under renovation since it arrived in 2009, and has seen great progress. But more is needed to arrive at the display of local railroad history envisioned by those who brought it here. The exterior has been painted and new doors and windows installed. One of the major renovations has been the installation of a new floor. Fairfield Glade resident Bob Olds says the most difficult part of working on the floors was the heat as he spent days with doors open on both ends of the caboose working during the oppressive summer heat. The trickiest part, says Olds, was finding which parts of the old floor to tear up and then piecing in new sections so it would look original. Olds is one of several members of the Crossville Model Railroad Society, based at the Crossville Outlet Mall, who have contributed to the project. It was rail fans among the membership who took on the job of researching the caboose. They found the caboose, originally thought to have no historic connection to the trains originally serving Crossville, was, in fact, part of the rail lines that would have run through our downtown. The ultimate goal for the caboose is to have the interior redesigned to look like it did when the caboose was in ser-

vice as a rolling office and living space for the train’s conductor. The intention is also for the caboose to contain a display on the history of railroading in the area. Financial support for the project comes, in part, through the sale of special pink downtown dollars. These dollars, available through Downtown Crossville,Inc, are redeemable at downtown merchants who have agreed to donate $2.00 to the caboose renovation from each $10 gift certificate they redeem. It’s an easy way to support downtown Crossville merchants and help the caboose to see completion. These downtown dollars can be redeemed at DAT Pro Audio, Hill's, Hughes Bridal, Dandy Dogs, Three Stones Crafts, Mitchell Drugs, French's Boots, Mayberry's Home Furnishings, The Celebration Shop, The Screen Door, Bible & Book Centre, Mikki's Frame Shop, Star Recording Studio, Boston's Restaurant, The Depot, Southern Charm, Samatha's Bakery, Forte's Restaurant on the Square, Elsa's Furniture & Resale, Merle Norman Cosmetics, 5th Street Marketplace, Minnie's Used Furniture & Decor, Mountain View Pilates, French's Shoes, Crossville Trophy & Gifts and Express Lunch.

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Phone: 931.787.1DCI (931.787.1324) P.O. Box 3784 . Crossville . TN . 38557

There's more to the Cruise-Ins than cars a look at some of the additional Downtown Crossville, inc. Classic Car Cruise-in activities:

Booster Alley

An exciting new part of the Cruise-Ins, Booster Alley offers the community the opportunity to support our local sports teams and school organizations. Located near North Street in front of Plateau Properties and behind the triangle building, teams and organizations from all County schools are welcome to set up a booth or tent to raise awareness and funds.

Car Lover's Alley

Car Lovers Alley, in its second year at the Cruise-Ins, offers true car aficionados the opportunity to explore local car lover businesses. Located on 2nd Street east of Main Street on the south side of the Courthouse lawn, local car businesses show off their special talents and materials. Precision Kote Powder Coating and

Sandblasting, Marcka Auto Auction, Hagarty Insurance, and Tri-County NAPA Parts & Equipment will be part of this summer's Cruise-Ins.

Farmer's Market

A growing part of our Cruise-Ins, the Farmer's Market Alley offers visitors the chance to support our local farmers and farm businesses. Located on 1st Street just east of Main Street, this special market is a perfect location to buy local vegetables and fruit, homemade bread and pastries, and other related items. These items sell quickly, so make sure you visit early before farmers sell out of the most popular items.

Ladies Day at the Depot

Ladies Day is a unique feature of the Cruise-Ins, designed to exhibit all that is available specifically to the ladies in the area. Located in and around the historic Depot, Ladies Day at the Depot offers

booths and tents with cookware, jewelry, clothing, make-up, crafts, and other goods. Organizations like Mary Kay, StampinUp, Lasting Impression, Tupperware, Miche Magnetic Handbags, Scentsy Candles, Avon, Creative Memories, and Pampered Chef are just a few of the special vendors participating in this summer's Cruise-Ins. Any local business selling especially to women is welcome to participate. For questions, please call Suzann Griffith at 931-7071497 or DCI (number below).

Art lessons, genealogy, cornhole and much more

Downtown Crossville Inc. is excited to offer some new and exciting activities at this year’s Cruise-Ins, activities that give a sampling of all the fun things offered in Crossville and Cumberland County. These activities include: • Art Lessons for Kids - located at the northeast corner of the Courthouse lawn, the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade sponsors these free lessons, fun for all ages. The highlight of the 2010 Cruise-in season was the painting of a full-size paper mache horse. • Genealogy Research - new to the Cruise-Ins, Downtown Crossville, Inc. welcomes the staff from Cumberland County Archives Family Heritage Center of the Art Circle Public Library. Set up on the sidewalk at the south entrance of the Courthouse

lawn, the staff and volunteers will show participants how to begin the process of researching their family history. • Cornhole Tournament - popular throughout the year, the United Fund will be hosting a summer-long Cornhole event at the Classic Car Cruise-Ins. Located in the Regions Bank parking lot at the southeast corner of Main Street and 1st Avenue, participants are encouraged to learn, compete, and cheer their favorite cause. • Animal Watering Area - located behind the Gazebo on the north side of the Courthouse lawn, the Girl Scouts will offer pets of all types and sizes water to drink and kiddie pools to enjoy. Local Girl Scouts will work toward special badges by participating in the summer Cruise-Ins.

Special Interest Alley

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Classic Car Cruise-Ins: Something for everyone

Plenty of businesses to visit

For the past three years, people from all over our region have been enjoying the shiny vintage cars, live music, great food and downtown atmosphere that make up the Classic Car Cruise-In. Organized by Downtown Crossville, Inc., the Cruise-Ins are back by popular demand starting Saturday, May 28th from 1-5 p.m. Over 250 antique car enthusiasts will show off their passion for the art of collecting and restoring classic cars. Amazing classic vehicles will line up side-by-side from Neecham St. to Lantana Rd. and will spill over on the side streets west of Main St. Not only will there be some great cars from years gone by, but you won’t want to miss the live performance by Patton James at 2:00 p.m. on the big stage on Fourth Street. Kicking off the 2011 Cruise-In season, James offers a Rockabilly flavor to classic car music that you may remember from his debut last season. There will also be live music played throughout the afternoon by DJ Bill Melton, sponsored by Spirit Broadband. Melton, the live DJ from the beginning of the CruiseIns, will bring a smile to your face with

Downtown restaurants including Fortes, Fifth Street Diner, and Bagels on Main, along with local food vendors, will offer hamburgers, hot dogs, tacos, fried pies and more. Mitchell Drugs will offer their famous milkshakes from the old fashioned soda fountain, and there will also be gelato and ice cream from Nick's Italian Ice to cool you off. Eager to welcome visitors and patrons, downtown merchants welcome crowds into their stores with special Cruise-In deals. French's Shoes, French's Boots, Three Stones, The Screen Door, Hills Department Store, Celebrations, Southern Charm, and Bella Butik will all have something special on sale for the occasion. The Cruise-Ins are free to the public. Main Street will be closed at noon and visitors are requested to park east of Main Street in parking lots behind the Cravens Building, Taylor Professional Building, and the First United Methodist Church. For questions, please call Downtown Crossville, Inc. at 931-787-1324. For more information on participating in any of the above activities, please call Downtown Crossville, inc. at 931-7871324.

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Preserving Keepsakes Seth thomas clock was a great pick side of my store. I am adding Those of you that read last some funky, vintage pieces in month’s article will see this as with my other gift items, feedmy Paul Harvey moment...and ing my addiction. Last week, now, the rest of the story! I bought 2 McCoy vases and a As you know, I have become hand full of Boyd’s Bears. I have a regular at Page’s Auction on always enjoyed McCoy pottery Saturday nights and I told you and these two matching pieces that after seeing a beautiful ad in my 1920’s magazine, from By MIKKI KAVICH are very unusual. I loved Boyd’s one auction purchase, I wanted a Certified Picture Bears back in their heyday and these are just as cute 20 years mantel clock. Framer later as they were then. While The week Crossville Life came out, I was again at Page’s and mo- expensive antiques are not in most people’s ments after I got there, a mantle clock went budgets at the moment, a vintage piece can up for bid. So I told you, you should always add so much comfy charm to most decoratcheck things out before bidding, but I had ing schemes. just walked in the door when it came up. So you won’t think I’ve left framing So I bid on it, and bid on it and I won out, I have also purchased several beautiful it! When it was in my hands, I was pleased carved frames. Should you be looking for an how great the condition was and the works antique frame to pop a photo of Gramps in, inside looked original - all good so far. I just might have one that will fit the bill. I On the inside of the back access door was also picked up a unique pair of prints titled the manufacturer’s label, which said Seth “War” and “Peace” that are very poignant Thomas. HUMMM! I wondered: “Is that and lovely. Look for a fun “Bride the name on that ad, it was Window” display coming something like that, a man’s soon at the shop, created name.” I remembered, but not what name. with more auction finds. Should you pick up I did not get back to the an antique print or have shop ‘til Monday, but the one already, it should be first thing I did was find the ad - it was a Seth Thomas accessed to see if the framing, matting and glass are Clock ad. I bought a mantel clock and it was the very same as the ad. I all in good shape. If there is a problem, it was thrilled! So the second thrill: I plugged should be fixed to help preserve the art. it up, and it worked. It now sits on the man- While leaving some things in their original tel at the shop and I enjoy the chimes. It’s condition is a good idea, some things can be even more sweet because of the great deal I made to last much longer with today’s preservation framing. So bring those old things got on it. Now that was a great pick. All my picking at the auction has led in for a check up and make sure they stick me to make a small change in my gift shop around for future generations to enjoy.

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Food Finds If you love good food, Cardinal

Smokehouse is worth the drive

By DON NAPIER Crossville Life Publisher After just one trip to the Cardinal Smokehouse, I may very well have a "new" favorite restaurant. I love eating in new restaurants nearly as much as I like playing a new golf course, and next to eating, I love writing about about my experience. From the days when I published The Glade Vista and dedicated so much space to "where to go, what to do," I stll enjoy telling my readers about a new eating establishment. Cardinal Smokehouse is located at the junction of Highway 101 and 285, about 25 minutes from downtown Crossville. Highway 101 is the same road as Lantana and the restaurant is on your right, at the end of that road. Their address, if using a GPS, is 117 Bellview Road, Pikeville, TN 37367. Owner Bobby Worthington, an accomplished outdoor photographer and writer, built the new 4900 square-foot building and decorated it with over 40 of he and his sons' world class cardinal photographs, along with words of wisdom, poems, etc. My wife Natalie and daughters Laura and Lyndi went with me to the restaurant and everything about our experience was first class, from the homemade yeast rolls to the decadent Mountain Berry cobbler and everything in between. Mr. Worthington and his family run

the restaurant and they obviously know what they are doing even though they have never been in the restaurant business before. Bobby gave me a tour of the restaurant that included a commercial smoker out back, where he smokes his brisket, ribs, pulled pork and other meats. I have to say they have one of the most diverse menus I have seen. Our appetizer was fried green beans, which were served very hot and spicy. They

came with Ranch dressing for dipping and despite my doubts were delicious. Every one was eaten! Each dinner comes with your choice of two of their daily vegetables or one veggie and a baked potato. I had steak fries and a house salad as my two choices and a regular cut ribeye, which was cooked exactly as I ordered it. My wife ordered the catfish (3 pieces), Lyndi had the hot wings dinner and

Laura the wood smoked pulled pork sandwich. We also got a sampling of their Calabash style fried shrimp (awesome), froglegs saddle (2 legs connected) and a chicken leg, cooked in their pressure cooker/frier (very good, not greasy and very juicy inside).

The Cardinal's Friday night menu...

features their seafood specials. They served some of the best catfish our family ever had --beautiful, large whole filets, which were very mild and tasty. The menu gave the choice of either a two-piece or three-piece dinner. Also on the Friday night menu were the succulent frog leg dinners, one offering four frog leg "saddles" or pairs of legs, and one with six saddles. I love frog legs and after tasting these, I love them a whole lot more. Perfectly cooked and a lot of taste. Even my daughter Laura liked them (tasted a little like chicken, she said). And the Calabash-style shrimp are also available in 6 or 12 piece dinners. I really liked the Combo Dinners -- four to choose from, offering catfish and frog legs; shrimp and catfish; shrimp and frog legs; or catfish, frog legs and shrimp. Their house speciality on Friday night is their tender fried or wood roasted chicken dinner (a breast and two drumsticks). Friday night dinners are served with your choice of hush puppies or their homemade yeast rolls. Your choice of two veggies comes from a list of slaw, white beans, green beans, steak fries or baked potato.

Their Saturday night dinner entrees...

are served with your choice of a dinner salad and one veggie, or two veg-

gies and fresh baked rolls. The Saturday night menu features fresh, hand-cut USDA Choice steaks, New York strip, Angus ribeye or Angus prime rib, a regular and large cut. They also feature their wood roasted pork dinners of double-glazed baby back ribs, half and full rack; pork ribeye and boneless ribs, half and whole rack; or their signature wood-smoked Hereford brisket dinner, two serving sizes to choose from (4 oz. and 6 oz.) and their wood smoked pulled pork sandwich or plate. You also get your choice of two veggies and cooked cabbage is one of the options.

The regular evening menu...

available on nights other than Friday and Saturday, features a delicious ribeye steak (with their own special steak seasoning), hamburgers steak dinners, chicken tenders, char-broiled lemon chicken dinner, fried chicken dinner, hot wings dinner, and many of their entrees from their wood-smoked weekend menu. They also have hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, kids dinners, and "drum roll please," --their homemade desserts! Depending on which night you are there, perhaps you will be lucky enough to get some of their Mountain Berry Cobbler, which I am on a crusade to make "world famous." Consisting of blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries, this cobbler (also availble with vanilla ice cream) will likely put them on the map. It's that good! They also have banana pudding, chocolate Zebra cake, key lime cheesecake with white chocolate and walnut and berry bread pudding.

Yeast rolls and honey butter

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Worthington, Smokehouse restaurateur, is a man of many and varied talents Cardinal Smokehouse owner Bobby Worthington has quite a resume. In addition to his restaurateur title, he is considered one of the premier archers in the country, in tournaments and in the field. Worthington is also considered one of the most knowledgeable outdoor writers in North America. For good measure, he is an accomplished photographer and has won many awards for his photos. It’s probably no wonder Worthington developed such an affinity for the outdoors, and later in documenting and educating others on how to become as uccessful bowhunter. His father, the late Arlis Clay Worthington, made Bobby a hickory recurve bow and put it in his hands around age 10. “I remember a man who loved his sons very much,” Worthington writes in the dedication for his second book (see more on that below). “This was the man who instilled in me a love for the outdoors. My father was always ready and willing to take me hunting every time I wanted to go. For the many, many hunts I had with him, I will always be thankful. I would gladly give all I have and know to go on one more hunt with him. In this thought lies the most profound lesson in this work. If you don’t learn anything else from this book -- learn this.” The younger Worthington started shooting in archery tournaments just after receiving the bow from his father, launching one of the most successful tournament careers imaginable. He was never beaten on the state or national sectional level, and holds the Tennessee indoor all-time high score for his class. After claiming a list of championships that are too numerous to


How to eat Sushi

If your family is like many, they are now eating a new food when dining in certain Asian restaurants, Sushi. The question comes to mind, is there a special way to eat it?

According to Masaharu Morimoto there is. You know who Mr. Morimoto is don't you? He is one of the Iron Chefs on the popular Food Network and I would say he is the source for tips on eating Sushi. Dip your sushi. He says when eating nigiri sushi (seafood draped over a small mound of rice), to lightly dip the fish --being careful to not dip the rice, into soy sauce to best enjoy the flavor. Eat in order. Try to eat your different kinds of sushi in the right order. Eat the mild, light-colored types of fish sushi first then progress to the fattier, bolder-tasting dark fish. Use wasabi wisely. Wasabi is served on the side at most restaurants who serve sushi. And if sushi came with wasabi on it, most people would not be ordering it a second time. Be forewarned of the extremely hot green paste, it can light you up! Chef Morimoto says do not mix wasabi with soy sauce.

recount here, he retired from tourney competition and now devotes all his energy to bowhunting whitetail deer. Through the years, Worthington has arrowed five bucks large enough to be featured in the premier Whitetail magazine in North American. Worthington has killed more deer than any other hunter whether using a firearm or a bow. Three of these were taken in Tennessee. Worthington has taken most of his trophies (all of the above-mentioned) on public land. He never hunts with a guide or outfitter, and has never been on a private lease. Taking these large trophies under these circumstances has led many people in the outdoor industry to consider him one of the best bowhunters not only in Tennessee, the United States and North America, but the world.

Spreading the word

Just over a decade ago, Worthington turned his attention to spreading the word about whitetail bowhunting, both in print and in public speaking. He wrote his first article for North American Whitetail in 2000 about the large buck he had taken in Illinois, and followed that up with a “how-to” series on his craft. He now regularly writes for that magazine, Peterson’s Bowhunting and several other outdoor publications, and has been a contributor of individual chapters for books. In subsequent years, Worthington penned “Bowhunting Trophy Whitetails, An Advanced Approach to Taking Mature Bucks,” a full-color hardback book. A second (self-published) book, “Quest for Phantoms of the Forest,” is in the editing stage and due out soon. It will be available for order through his website: He is an advisor for several major archery companies, and has become a regular seminar speaker on trophy bowhunting.

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Featuring our Old-fashioned Ice Cream & Lunch Counter Still the best place in Crossville for hand-dipped Mayfield ice cream or super-thick milkshakes and floats, Mitchell’s Drug Company has been a mainstay in downtown Crossville since 1924, making them Crossville’s oldest main street business.

Their old-fashioned ice cream counter serves Coca Cola in the 7 oz. bottle, coffee and other (regular sized) soft drinks, snacks and a small selection of grilled sandwiches. Oh yes, they also fill prescriptions and sell OTC drugs.

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You’ve Heard About Us, Now Come Experience The Cardinal Smokehouse Restaurant… Soon To Be Your Favorite Restaurant!

This roomy, 120 seat, 4,900 square feet restaurant is owned and operated by Bobby Worthington and family. Bobby is a freelance outdoor writer, book author, seminar speaker and nature photographer. He is a sixth generation, lifelong native of Bledsoe County, Tennessee. The Cardinal Restaurant is a first-class, full-service restaurant and gallery.

Friday is Seafood Night

Friday is Seafood Night at Cardinal Smokehouse, serving combination plates of gourmet catfish, frog leg saddles and Calabash style shrimp. Catfish comes in a two or three-piece platter, and the shrimp come in 6 or 12 piece dinners. Our regular menu is also available which features a delicious ribeye with our own special seasoning. And if chicken is your favorite, you will love our fried chicken. Don’t forget the yeast rolls and honey butter.

We have carry out pizza available. Call ahead for faster carry out service.

Saturday is Smoked Meat Night

Enjoy succulent hickory smoked meats from our own outdoor smoker including chicken, pulled pork (plates or sandwiches), Hereford Brisket, and the best steak line-up in East Tennessee including Angus Ribeye or Angus Prime Rib. Also pork ribeye, woodroasted pork and chicken dinners or double-glazed baby back ribs, half and full rack. Our steak fries have been called the best in the business.

Hour of operation

Cardinal Smokehouse Restaurant is open for lunch every day. We are open for dinner everyday but Sunday and Monday. We close early (2 p.m. on Sundays) and 1:30 on Mondays. We are open until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Call us at 423-881-3626. DiRECTioNS To RESTAURANT The Cardinal Smokehouse Restaurant is located on U.S. 101 (lantana Rd) just before the junction with 285 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. It lays in a triangle between Pikeville, Spencer, and Crossville and is approximately 30 minutes from all three towns.

Cleanse your palate. Morimoto also suggests not putting your pickled ginger directly on the sushi (like I usually do). He suggests, instead, using it in between bites to cleanse your palate and prepare your taste buds for what's next. No chop-sticks. Sushi originated as a street food, and it is still acceptable to eat it with your fingers. Don't nibble. Morimoto says that Sushi chefs carefully choose the proportions of fish, rice and vegetables in each piece --to eat in one bite. Brought to you by

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Bran Nut Cranberry Muffins

Papa’s Kitchen Recipes from brunch on the farm

By “PAPA” PHIL BOuRNE My daughter spent fifteen years of her life living in Paris before moving back to our mountaintop farm in Grandview, and one of my favorite meals when I visited her overseas was the classic quiche. Traditionally made with eggs and whatever leftovers could be found in the fridge, the broccoli-cheese variety is one of my favorites with a garden salad on the side and I make it often, especially in spring when the lettuce and broccoli are peaking up in our early garden. Out of season, I buy organic wild lettuce mix and frozen broccoli heads. Served warm from the oven, quiche is a hearty yet light dish, which wards off early spring chills but at the same time has a garden freshness reminding us that our snowy icy weather is on the way out. I like to use locally made sharp cheddar from the Sweetwater Family Cheese Farm (delicious homemade cheeses at this wonderful farm

Spring Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette Ingredients Organic spring salad mix Walnuts or Pecans Fresh fruit such as blueberries, mango, pineapple or strawberries (cut into bite size pieces) Sliced sweet onions or minced shallots (optional) Mix salad, fruit and nuts together and serve with homemade vinaigrette Classic Vinaigrette 1/3 cup olive oil

for you to sample and purchase and a fun day trip) but any good quality sharp cheddar will do. I use farm fresh eggs from a friend’s farm where the chickens run freely, eat well and get lots of fresh air and sunshine and in return give us nature’s perfect protein full of nutrition and rich in omega 3s and bursting with farm flavor. Try out your neighbor’s farm eggs sometime and taste the difference. You can make all kinds of quiches including mushroom, tomato, chicken, onion, asparagus, ham & potato, bacon & cheese and so on. You get the picture – whatever you have. Be creative! A weekend brunch is the perfect time to serve quiche, with a side of garden & fresh fruit salad topped with homemade vinaigrette, a warm banana-bran muffin straight from the oven and fresh squeezed orange juice to wash it all down. It’s healthy, nutritious, simple and delicious. Enjoy.

3 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar 2 TBS fresh basil chopped or 1/2 TSP dry basil Combine the vinaigrette ingredients in a jar and shake. Let stand 2 hours before using. This vinaigrette will keep well in the fridge for 2-3 days if tightly covered. Note: For a variation on a theme, this classic vinaigrette is also delicious on a lettuce salad mix topped with boiled shrimp, garlic and fresh tomatoes instead of the fruit and nuts.


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Prep Time 10 min Cooking Time 17-22 min Yield: 6 large muffins or 12 small muffins Ingredients 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup wheat bran 2 tablespoon flax meal 2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup buttermilk or yogurt 1 small banana (blended with liquid)

Broccoli Cheese Quiche Yield: serve 4 Prep Time: 20 min Baking Time: 25-30 min Ingredients 1 pre-baked pie crust (or homemade if you prefer!) 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese 3/4 cup broccoli (fresh or frozen, steamed 4-5 min) 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup milk 4 large farm eggs 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper Heat oven to 450 F. Use a 9-10” two piece tart pan and fill tart pan (or pie pan) with the pie crust, pressing tightly to the pan and bring the crust just slightly above the top of the side. A tart pan makes it easy to remove the quiche and serve on a pretty plate, but if you don’t have a tart pan, use a pie pan and serve directly from


continued from page 14 the Cardinal's homemade yeast rolls are like those you get at Old Charley's, but they are better Located in a triangle that is about 30 minutes from Pikeville, Crossville and Spencer, the Cardinal Smokehouse is strategically located near Fall Creek Falls State Park. None of us think anything about driving to Cookeville or Knoxville for dinner -- and Bobby's restaurant is a lot closer than either one of those. We called ahead, but was told that reservations were not necessary. Should you have a large crowd - 20 to 25 - do call ahead and they will put you in their private dining room. Bobby enjoys meeting his custom-

1/3 cup molasses 1/4 cup oil 1/2 cup cranberries 1/2 cup coarse chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts) 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional) 1 egg (optional) Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix all wet ingredients in a bowl. Then mix the wet and dry ingredients together with a fork and fill paper muffin cups in a muffin pan. Bake approx 17 min for small muffins and 22 for large muffins on the center rack. Cool on a rack in muffin cups.

the pan as you would a pie. Separate 1 egg, prick the bottom of the crust all over with a fork and glaze with the yellow yoke of one egg. (You’ll add the egg white to the other 3 eggs for the custard). Bake the pie crust for 8 to 12 minutes until light brown. Remove from oven and set aside. Reduce temperature of oven to 375 F. Grate the cheese and spread over the bottom of the baked crust. Steam vegetables 4-5 minutes (fresh or frozen) and spread over bottom. Beat the eggs, egg white, sour cream, milk, salt and pepper together and pour in over the cheese and vegetables. Bake until the custard filing is browned and set (about 25-30 minutes). Other ingredients may be substituted for the vegetables and cheese, such as frozen or blanched squeezed dry spinach, asparagus, cooked and chopped bacon (about 4 pieces), ham, tomatoes, goat cheese, bell pepper and caramelized onion. Use your imagination! Great use for leftovers in the fridge.

ers and can be seen talking and visiting at tables. Take a minute to talk to him and let him tell you about his photography. Tell him you read about him in Crossville Life, and don't forget to ask about that Mountain Berry Cobbler. It's worth making a fuss over!

Hour of Operation

Cardinal Smokehouse Restaurant is open for lunch every day. They are open for dinner everyday but Sunday and Monday. They close early (2 p.m. on Sundays) and 1:30 on Mondays. They are open until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Call them at 423-881-3626.

Professional Catering

-Done Right! A successful catering event begins with an orientation where the Scarletts meet with the client and discuss every aspect of the event, from theme decorating to naturally, the menu, and how many guests will attend.


2 Eggs with Ham, Bacon or Sausage Home Fries, Hashbrowns or Grits Biscuits & Gravy or Toast


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Country Steak, Cook’s Choice

Steak & Mushroom Gravy; Pork Chops & Dressing

Baked Ham w/2 Veggies; Spaghetti w/Garlic Bread

Chicken Fried Steak; Meatloaf.

Southern Fried Chicken Breast; Fish & Hushpuppies

Choose 2 Veggie Sides from this list: White Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Pinto Beans, Cole Slaw, Creamed Corn, Peas, Macaroni Salad, Mixed Greens, Applesauce, Blackeye Peas, Green Beans, Potato Salad, Jello

Homemade Desserts Daily

Whole Pies: $10 (must order 24 hrs. in advance) OPEN Monday thru Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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(931) 456-5141

Scarlett Catering is owned and operated by Sarah and Doug Scarlett. Doug is the former Presidential Chef of Air Force One and has over 35 years experience in catering for customers on all budgets.

Small Bites Newsy bits about food and fooderies By DON NAPIER Crossville Life Publisher Water just got a lot more interesting

homemade tuna salad. Leanna’s Bagel shop is now open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. If you go, try my favorite, an “everything bagel, buttered and double toasted.”

Admit it or not, most of us order water in a restaurant because ice tea and soft drinks can add as much as $1.79 to the tab. I have been known to Ixnay on the diet drinks smuggle those little Wyler’s flavored Peole who drink diet soda have drink powders into restaurants or I a higher risk for stroke and heart athave ordered extra lemons and turned tack, reports Hannah E. Gardener, ScD. my H2O into lemonade. Recent finding: People who drank diet But now you can soda every day use MiO, a liquid wawere nearly ter enhancer, which 50% more likely comes in a little conto have a vascutainer not unlike nose lar event, such spray. Just squeeze as a stroke, even as much as you like after accountinto your water and ing for such risk you have a delicious, factors as age, “cheap” drink. A botgender, smokMiO Liquid Water Enhancer tle costs $3.99 and I ing and alcohol predict will gain rapid consumption. popularity. NOTE: People who drink diet sodas Produced by Kraft, each tiny every day may have different eating squeeze bottle contains just 1.69 oz. but habits than those who don’t drink diet is said to give you 24 eight ounce serv- sodas, which may contribute to cardioings, depending on how strong you vacular problems. “enhance” your water. Gardener is an epidemiologist in the Clinical Research Division, Miller School of Medicine, University of Bagels on Main adds Miami. new menu items Bagels on Main, owned and operated by Leanna Totten, continues Hamming it up to fine-tune her menu, adding a new There are a lot of food addictions entree, Strawberry Fields Salad. Made out there. Some people are addicted to with strawberries, blueberries, Feta sweet tea, others to cornbread and butcheese, almonds and spring mix, it can termilk, but for me, my red light food be served with or without a scoop of is country ham. What can I say? I have

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had a love affair with country ham since I started slicing it in my father’s meat market 46 years ago.

These days, I get my fix at Kali’s Kitchen on West Avenue. You might remember when a country ham breakfast at Cracker Barrel included a full slice of ham. Well, these days there is just one restaurant I know of that still gives you a full slice of ham, along with a steak knife, and that’s Kali’s. They also know how to cook it, and that’s a rarity today. Check it out.

Make sure it’s pure

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and buttered vegetables.

Why take the risk?

If you take your morning medicines with orange juice, you better quit it! Orange and apple juices can weaken the drugs’ effectiveness if consumed within two hours of taking certain medications. These medications include beta-blockers for blood pressure, the allergy treatment fexofenadine, the antibiotic ciprofloxacin and the anicancer drug etoposide. David G. Bailey, a PhD in clinical pharmacology at the University of Western Ontario, says to take your medicines with water.

Foods with fiber added may not be as healthful as naturally fiber-rich foods. Added fiber does not have the same effect in the body. Self-defense: Read food labels to find out how much total dietary fiber is listed -- then look at the ingredients list to see where the fiber comes from. Avoid foods that include fiber additives, such as inulin, maltodextrin and other unnaturalsounding ingredients. Better: Choose fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains and legumes, which are naturally high in fiber. If you are too busy to eat properly, consider a fiber supplement derived from natural psyllium husk.

When you think of scrumptious, soft, hot yeast rolls, what establishment do you think of? Not me! Even though rolls are not on my low-carb diet, I will take my wife Natalie’s word for it. Cardinal Smokehouse Restaurant is the new champion. Move over Chuck, there’s a new leader and their establishment is located in Bledsoe County, at the end of state highway 101 (Lantana Rd.). The straw that settled the argument: an order to go after dinner.

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As most of my friends know, I follow a modified low carb diet, and one of my favorite lunches is a burger from Hardees. You’ve got to face facts people, Hardees knows their burgers and their two-pattie Angus Beef Thickburger with everything on it (but the bun), is a very, very tasty meal, one I eat with a knife and fork. Another killer item is KFC’s Double Down Bunless Sandwich, a twin-filet chicken sandwich which comes with cheese and bacon and some kind of mayonaise-based sauce. But without a doubt, the best low-carb

With apologies to Old Charleys

Thinking of opening a restaurant this year? According to Technomic, the leading food service research firm, the hottest idea in food sales is Moble Food Trucks. There are a lot of obvious advantages, such as being able to move it anytime you want -- and marketing is even “out there” with bloggers and social media. • NEXT ISSUE: The Turkey Burger has been sighted at Hardees. Read all about it here.

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Big South Fork Opry @ Palace Theatre

My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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The Silver Whistle @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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The Silver Whistle @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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Tuesdays with Morrie @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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Tuesdays with Morrie @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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Tuesdays with Morrie @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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Tuesdays with Morrie @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 2:30 p.m..............................................484-5000

Hollywood in Paris @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 7:00 p.m..............................................484-5000

Christian Academy of Cumberland Co. Concert @ Palace Theatre

Show time: 6:00 p.m..............................................484-6133


Tito Puente, Jr. (Concert) @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 7:30 p.m..............................................484-5000

Fair Park Senior Center Concert @ Palace Theatre

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Show time: 10:30 a.m. ...........................................484-5000

My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 2:30 p.m..............................................484-5000

Little Shop of Horrors @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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Duck Hunter Shoots Angel @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 2:30 p.m..............................................484-5000

Hollywood in Paris @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Little Shop of Horrors @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 7:00 p.m..............................................484-5000

Show time: 7:30 p.m..............................................484-5000

Tuesdays with Morrie @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Jenna & Her Cool Friends (Presented by PAART) @ Palace Theatre

Tommy Dee “Memories” Concert @ Palace Theatre

Show time: 2:30 p.m..............................................484-5000

The Silver Whistle @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 7:30 p.m..............................................484-5000


The Dean Martinis (presented by PAART) @ Palace Theatre

Show time: 7:00 p.m..............................................484-6133

My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 2:30 p.m..............................................484-5000

Tuesdays with Morrie @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 7:30 p.m..............................................484-5000


Tuesdays with Morrie @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 2:30 p.m..............................................484-5000


Relay for Life Benefit Concert @ Palace Theatre

Show time: 7:00 p.m..............................................484-6133


Tuesdays with Morrie @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 2:30 p.m..............................................484-5000


Duck Hunter Shoots Angel @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 7:30 p.m..............................................484-5000


Duck Hunter Shoots Angel @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 2:30 p.m..............................................484-5000

My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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Tuesdays with Morrie @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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Duck Hunter Shoots Angel @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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Tuesdays with Morrie @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 7:30 p.m..............................................484-5000


Southern Rascals in Concert @ Palace Theatre

Show time: 7:00 p.m..............................................484-6133

My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 7:30 p.m..............................................484-5000


Tuesdays with Morrie @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 10:30 a.m. ...........................................484-5000

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 2:30 p.m..............................................484-5000

Show time: 7:00 p.m..............................................484-6133


Cumberland Jamboree @ Palace Theatre

Show time: 7:00 p.m..............................................484-6133

My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 7:30 p.m..............................................484-5000


Show times: 10:30 a.m. & 8 p.m. .........................484-5000

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Duck Hunter Shoots Angel @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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Show time: 2:30 p.m..............................................484-5000

Hollywood in Paris @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Hollywood in Paris @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 2:30 p.m..............................................484-5000


My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 2:30 p.m..............................................484-5000

Tuesdays with Morrie @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 7:30 p.m..............................................484-5000


Inez Wren Spring Concert @ Palace Theatre

Show time: 6:00 p.m..............................................484-6133

Tuesdays with Morrie @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 2:30 p.m..............................................484-5000

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 7:30 p.m..............................................484-5000


Show time: 7:30 p.m..............................................484-5000


Duck Hunter Shoots Angel @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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Little Shop of Horrors @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse 3

My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Big South Fork Opry @ Palace Theatre

Show time: 7:00 p.m..............................................484-6133

My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 2:30 p.m..............................................484-5000

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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Duck Hunter Shoots Angel @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

Show time: 2:30 p.m..............................................484-5000


Stone Elementary Talent Show @ Palace Theatre

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Crossville Hearts Bluegrass Concert (featuring Starla Hale) @ Palace Theatre

Show time: 6:00 p.m..............................................484-6133

My Fair Lady @ Cumberland Co. Playhouse

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Debbie Cunningham in Concert @ Palace Theatre

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Visit the Cumberland County Playhouse

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continued from page 1 • Tubular skylights and solar attic fans - available through Natural Light Energy Systems and owner Conrad Miller. “Our tubular skylights offer cost benefits over incandescent and even traditional skylights,” Miller said. “They will brighten any dark room, help you cut your electric bill, and scatter the natural light as it comes through them.” Miller has installed tubular skylights for 15 years in Cumberland County. “They are designed with a sealed shaft which minimizes the transfer of heat or cold into your home, unlike traditional skylights.” Miller also sells and installs solar attic fans, which he says can “protect your home and also save you money.” The fans run on energy generated through a solar panel, and can help reduce the load on cooling and air-conditioning units, he said. The fans may also be eligible for energy tax credits. “Newer homes with their high ceilings, more glass and better lighting are so much brighter than older homes,” said Dave DeVos, a real estate agent for Century 21, Fountain Realy. “Tubular Skylights really perk up the older homes and, in my opinion, make them much easier to sell. “I have been selling real estate on the Plateau for 38 years and I do recommend the tubular skylight to help sell older homes. They are becoming increasingly popular because of the trend to install energy-saving products to offset rising electricity and natural gas bills,” DeVos said. • Replacement windows - can bring about significant savings on energy bills, and may be eligible for energy tax credits, said Harry McCulley of McCulley Siding and Windows. “The hardest part of buying replace-

ment windows is deciding on the best type for your home,” McCulley said. “It’s important to know which windows will work best for your type of home and perform best for you, and we can help you with that. “t’s worth your time to have a professional window installer take a look at your home. “By replacing your windows, not only do you increase the value in your home, you can also reduce noise and lower your heating and cooling bill,” McCulley said, adding that certain types of replacement windows will still be eligible for an energy tax credit in 2011. • Heating and cooling units - If you have an older unit or one that’s not keeping your home at a comfortable temperature, you should consider replacing it, said Action Heating and Cooling owner Jerry Wood. “Replacement of your older, less-efficient unit can be a start, but is just one of several things you might consider,” Wood said. “Higher-efficency units will always save you some money, but there are other things you might need to do. “Something as simple as making sure your air filter is clean can make a difference in your unit’s operation,” he said. Programmable thermostats, sealing and insulating ducts (or replacing them), and semi-annual tune-up and checks can make a big difference, too, Wood said. “These are all things we can help you with.” • In-home energy evaluations available through Volunteer Electric Cooperative, and can save you money not only on energy bills, but on the cost of weatherization improvements. All the details are on the co-op’s, website -, and you can contact the co-op at 484-3527 for more details.. • For more information on “going green,” there is a plethora of websites with more information. Just type “going green” in your search engine and you can get started.


Palace Theatre

“See you at the Palace!”

Owned and OperaTed by The CiTy Of CrOSSville

April 2011

May 2011

4/11 (Mon) - Roane State fundraiser event 7:00 PM

5/5 (Thu) - Christian Academy of Cumberland County Concert 6:00 PM

4/12 (Tue) - Cumberland County Tea Party 6:00 PM

5/6 (Fri) - Jenna & Her Cool Friends presented by P.A.A.R.T. 7:00 PM Reserved

4/13 (Wed) - Bryan Symphony Luncheon 11:00 AM

5/7 (Sat) - Cumberland Jamboree 7:00 PM Reserved $10, General Admission free the day of the show (after 6:00 PM at the box office)

4/15 (Fri) -Debbie Cunningham in concert 7:00 PM

5/10 (Tue) - Cumberland County Tea Party 6:00 PM

4/16 (Sat) - The Dean Martinis presented by P.A.A.R.T. 7:00 PM Reserved Adult: $10, Student: $5 Tickets on sale now! Tickets for the January show may be used for the April show or refunded Contact the Palace Theatre at 484-6133 for more information

5/12 (Thu) - Inez Wren Spring Concert 6:00 PM 5/13 (Fri) - COCCO Concert 7:00 PM 5/14 (Sat) - Big South Fork Opry 7:00 PM General Admission $10 Sold at the door

4/18 (Mon) - Relay For Life Benefit Concert 7:00 PM General Admission $10

5/17 (Tue) - Crossville Hearts Bluegrass Concert featuring Starla Hale 6:00 PM

4/28 (Thu) - Republican Party Meeting 6:00 PM

5/20 (Fri) - Fair Park Senior

Center Concert 7:00 PM

4/29 (Fri) - The Southern Rascals in Concert 7:00 PM

5/26 (Thu) - Republican Party Meeting 6:00 PM

5/27 (Fri) - Tommy Dee “Memories”

Concert 7:00 PM Reserved $10

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Mitchell’s Drug Company

An Old-fashioned Pharmacy Where Customer Service is still top priority If you want to develop a relationship with a friendly pharmacy staff who sincerely cares about the health and welfare of you and your family, you should start taking your prescriptions to Mitchell Drug Store. In business on Main Street in Crossville for 86 years, Mitchell Drug Company is the oldest business in Crossville and a mainstay for the traditions that hometown businesses were known for in small towns all over the country. You have a choice, you can continue to patronize the big brand name pharmacies and remain nothing more than a number in a file, or you can switch to Mitchell and get your prescriptions filled by a friendly staff who will soon be calling you by your name.

An Independent Pharmacy

Mitchell’s Drug Co. 97 N. Main Street

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Spring flower,

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Gary Collins heads up service is scheduled

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Business Profile

As soon as Stuart Sitton opened his new Select Used Cars business on the by-pass, he knew his first order of business was to find a top-notch, experienced man to run his service department. He found that man and his name is Gary Collins, a veteran of Florida who had recently moved to Crossville with family. Collins came to work at Select in January of 2010 and in that time had built a solid Service Department, bringing 32 years of experience to the customers of the Gary Collins Plateau. His career began when he was 18, Select at McCallister’s Auto- Service Dept. Electric in Florida. Along the way, he also owned an auto parts store and is an expert in the field of auto parts and service. His father was an automobile and diesel mechanic and instructor. He grew up under the influence of this father and learned from one of the best in the business. He continues his education by attending seminars and online training to stay abreast of changes in the industry. “We can handle any kind of job at Select,” Collins said. “We have the top diagnostic equipment in the business and look forward to serving you.”


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St. Raphael’s Strawberry Festival is set for May 21 The St. Raphael’s Strawberry Festival will be held at 1038 Sparta Highway in Crossville in May. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on May 21. Call 931-7077406 for more information.

CROSSVILLE-The Cumberland County Master Gardener Association is making plans for its 9th annual Spring Flower and Garden Show, scheduled for April 21-23. The three-day show will be held at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds Community Complex, on 1398 Livingston Road. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, April 21 and 22, and 10-5 on Saturday, April 23. Admission is $3 per person, with children under 12 free. Several activities are scheduled for the show: • Garden clinics, free with admission, • Plants, garden art and furniture will be available for purchase, • Garden displays, • Ideas for home landscaping projects, • The latest products for garden and patio, and • Master gardeners available for questions. The show attracts 40+ vendors/exhibitors and over 4,000 attendees each year, and is used to support volunteer gardening projects and scholarships. For more information, you can visit

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"Faces in the Crowd," featuring people of interest in Crossville, is just one of many items of interest on the new "Crossville LIFE" website. After several months of planning and work, the "LIFE" website is up and running, publisher Don Napier announced. "Developing a website has been in our long-term plans for some time, and that time is finally here," Napier said. The web address is "We think the 'Faces in the Crowd' feature will become very popular," Napier said. "'Faces' features local folks, known by most everybody, who have recently been in the news, or have contributed greatly to the community during their lifetime. It's our way of giving these folks a well-deserved pat on the back for what they have done." The site has a variety of features, Napier said, including selected material from the print edition, biographical information about staff members, why advertisers should consider an investment in the print edition, and information on Napier Media Services, the parent company of Crossville LIFE. For a short time, readers will also be able to read the latest print edition of the magazine for free on the site. "We know there are people who might want to read Crossville LIFE on their computer, and they will be able to do that, in a format that looks like our print edition," he said. "We also know there are people who may not have access to a print version, possibly living outside Cumberland County, and this will be a way they can keep up with

the good things going on here." Later on, people who want to read the latest online version will be asked to pay a nominal fee through the website. The emphasis on the website will be the same as in the print edition of LIFE: promoting the positive and telling the "good news" of Crossville and Cumberland County. "That's what Crossville LIFE is all about," Napier said. City of Crossville news is prominently featured in a "crawler" or bulletin-type format that will be easily found, said Napier. "This news can be updated on a daily basis if needed, and will have short blurbs about upcoming events or breaking news." Other features on the site include: • A dining guide of all area eating establishments, by geographic area, along with dining feature stories by Napier, • Business stories from the print edition, • Golf news and golf commentary by Napier, • Entertainment Calendar, as featured in the print edition, along with news of things to do in the Middle and East Tennessee regions, • Other entertainment-related news not found in the print edition, and • Editor's Picks, selected news from the best of the print edition, along with occasional breaking news stories that will not appear in print.

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12 Questions 12 questions with Assessor

of Property David Simcox Cunberland County Assessor of Property David Simcox was born in Rockwood. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, where he was a member of the Moccasin football team. He has been married to wife Michele for over 43 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-68, and has a widely-varied resume. He has been a teacher and educational administrator, a Farm Bureau Insurance agent, the human resource director for two manufacturing plants, a real estate agent, and the owner or co-owner David and of two office supply Michele Simcox companies. He was elected property assessor in 2008, and his hobby is real estate development, when time permits.

1. First job:

As a teen, my first job was as a Kern's bread man on Howard Hick's bread route from Rockwood to Crossville. I delivered bread, cakes and ice cream to the plateau area during the bean picking days, where the Gunter's, Hale's and Dooley's stores had all you needed. My parents' farm was near the Rockwood golf course, where all my brothers and I took cheap caddying money from the likes of Crossville

The challenge of being in a professional position in county government, where I can absolutely be fair and equitable, without reservation, in dealing with our 68,000 parcel owners and their taxing responsibilities.

3. When not working, I am:

When I'm not working, I'm working! First, I am married, which explains working. Michele and I are blessed with two healthy grand boys. I have eight brothers and sisters and now that my mother and father are gone, I enjoy very much my relationship with them.

4. Something most people don't know about me:

I don't like politicians or politics very much.

5. Favorite movie and why:

I don't watch movies very much,



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CROSSVILLE-Many people think Angel Food Ministries (AFM) is just for low-income families, but that’s not the case, local organizers say. Angel Food, a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing food relief to communities throughout the country, is an excellent way for anyone to stretch their food dollars, a local AFM spokesperson said. “It’s a wonderful ministry and a really good deal,” said Judy Etzel, co-host site director and one of many local volunteers. Angel Food was introduced to the area two years ago by the staff and volunteers of the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, which serves as the primary host site. The First United Methodist Church annex on Neecham Street is the monthly distribution site. There are no income requirements for the program, no applications to complete, and there is no limit to the quantities that customers can order. Angel Food boxes are distributed to local customers every month, and customers can place orders in a variety of ways, Joan Raker, co-host site director, said: • In person at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 p.m. (Phone 484-3473). Payment can be made by check, cash, or food stamps. • In person at First United Methodist Church-Annex (old Farris

Bldg) - 69 Neecham Street, in Crossville, one day each month. Payment can be made by check, cash, or food stamps. • By mail to 231 Westchester Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Payment by check only. • Online at angelfoodministries. com. Payment by debit card or credit card. • By phone at (888) 819-3745, M-F from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Payment by debit card or credit card. The Angel Food Signature box will feed an average family of four for about a week at $31 per box, Etzel said. The Signature box menu varies from month to month and consists of a variety of fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of approximately $60. Comparison shopping of the two most popular variety boxes has been done by local Angel Food customers who confirmed their savings of 45 - 50% over local retail. Angel Food also offers several special boxes each month, such as a steaks, chops, and chicken combo; sirloin steaks; and premium fresh fruit & veggies. Angel Food Ministries does not use out-of-date food or inferior products, and all food is bought from the nation’s top food suppliers. On distribution day, each customer is offered a free lunch by the Soup Kitchen, a ministry of First United Methodist Church, Raker said. For menus and more information, call Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church at 484-3473.

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continued from page 21 but when I do, a good history or cowboy movie does just fine.

6. Favorite food:

I grew up on a farm. I really like red meat, beans, taters, cornbread and a tall glass of cow's milk that will stain the glass. When Michele is not cooking, a good fried bologna sandwich from Caruthers' on Lantana road makes me smile and kick up my heels.

7. As a child, I thought I would grow up to be:

A coal miner and logger, "like my daddy."

8. What I watch on TV:

Very little. A good "knock-down, spit-on" football game, when I can find one.

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9. A person from history I'd love to meet:

I sure would have liked to have been at the Alamo and hung out with Crockett, Bowie and Houston in their heyday.

10. I'm most proud of:

The hard work that my mom and dad put into raising eight children, teaching sound character principles and firm discipline.

11. Advice to future generations:

I just gave it in number 10 above. Sound character principles and firm discipline are good for any generation.

12. My hero and why:

I don't have a hero now. Most of the good ones are gone. I do find comfort, however, in my soldier friends who are trying to keep America strong.

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Officials are planning for big Kohl's American Cup soccer event in June By KEVIN DONALDSON CROSSVILLE-The potential for a great Kohl’s US Youth Soccer American Cup exists here for multiple reasons, officials said at a kickoff meeting for the event here in March. The Dr. Carl T. Duer Soccer Complex will be a site for the prestigious youth tournament June 4th and 5th, the United States Youth Soccer Association announced in January, and all involved expressed optimism about the event at the meeting. “It’s really nice to go into a community and see the support like we’ve seen here,” Tennessee Soccer state administrator Bryan Flanagan said. “It’s awesome to have a whole room full of people who are willing to help.” “When we go to a new spot, we never know for sure how many teams will sign up,” Flanagan said, adding that the tournament’s date and Crossville’s location should help boost participation in the tournament. Being located between Nashville and Knoxville should help with tour-

ney participation, he said. “There are a large number of recreational players in Knoxville who will want to be in the tournament,” Flanagan said. Many recreational-player seasons are over by the Cup date, too, which “will allow a good number of teams to sign up,” he said. “If you have everything in place, it will really help you grow the tournament,” Flanagan said. “Things to do” in addition to the tournament are a big pull for recreational teams and help them stay in the host town longer, he added. The majority of soccer players in the state are recreational, not traveling players, and Tennessee Soccer tries to be involved in as many tournaments as possible, Flanagan said. Crossville Recreational Youth Soccer Association (CRYSA) director Angie Spitler, who has taken local teams to other Kohl’s American Cups

On the Links Fairfield Glade's Stonehenge to host State Senior Men's Golf Open in May FAIRFIELD GLADE-The Tennessee Senior State Open will be held at Stonehenge Golf Club here May 24-25, and officials say they expect the field to fill up quickly, as it did last year. The City of Crossville will serve as the title sponsor for the Senior State Open, and Stonehenge is in the second year of a three-year agreement with the Tennessee

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Professional Golfers Association (TPGA) to host the event. “Golf has been such an important part of the Crossville community for so long, and we look to continuing that tradition,” said Crossville Mayor J.H. Graham III. “It’s truly an honor for us to be able to again partner with the Fairfield Glade Community Club to host and sponsor the Senior Men’s Open,

and says “the experience was great. We look forward to letting the kids and teams know what Kohl’s American Cup is all about. We also want to let the players know this is the only Kohl’s in the state in the spring, and we want you to be here.” Only teams from Tennessee will be competing in the event. Flanagan said one of the goals of the tournament is to let players know “this is a fun place to go and play soccer.”

Boost for the economy

Local officials expect the tournament to be a real shot in the economic arm not only for Crossville, but the surrounding region, and there was a lot of brainstorming at the meeting on ways to boost that even more. Tennessee Soccer will join local officials and organizers in promoting the event. The state association will send out e-mail notices to thousands of recreational players across the state, and one of three TPGA championships held this year in Crossville, the Golf Capital of Tennessee.” “The City of Crossville embraces these events, and really helps make them special,” said TPGA Executive Director Jeff Abbot. “Players told us that last year’s tournament was one of the best they participate in.” TPGA Tournament Director David Olinger said the field, which will be capped at 78 players, is filling up fast, with the entry deadline set for May 18. Officials think the field will be filled long before the deadline. The tournament is open to amateurs and professional golfers who will be at least 50 years old by the tourney’s opening day (May 24), live in the state of Tennessee, and

have a 10 or better handicap. The tournament is a two-day, 36-hole, stroke-play event. Entry fees are $200 for amateurs and TPGA “Players Club Members,” and $250 for TPGA “Non-Players Club Members” and non-TPGA professionals. Payment can be mailed to: Tennessee PGA Section, 400 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37069 Practice rounds will be available on the Monday prior to the event, and reservations for the practice rounds can be made by calling (931) 484-3731. • For more information on the Senior State Open, contact Olinger at (615) 790-7600 or visit You can also call Stonehenge PGA golf pro Warren Huddleston, at (931) 484-3731.

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an on-line registration system will be in place on its website in an effort to get as many participants as possible. More players, teams and parents coming to the tournament mean more motel rooms rented, more restaurants visited, more gas bought and more money spent, benefitting not only local businesses, but the local tax coffers. Participants in the Kohl’s American Cup receive what Flanagan called a “full goodie bag” from the title sponsor, but local groups are encouraged to add to the bag or provide a separate one. Crossville organizers are also exploring the possibility of adding a local cup (or perhaps cups) as an added incentive to tournament participation. “This will be a major undertaking, and the bigger the tournament the bigger the undertaking will be,” added Billy Loggins, Crossville Marketing director, “but Crossville and all the volunteers who will be involved are already stepping up to the plate.”

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