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Feature Article #1

Big changes coming to Fireside – like it or not

Change is good, they say. Embrace it or you will cease to grow, they say. Others, however, say change for the sake of change is not always progress. Changing a bad habit is obviously a good thing. But changing your job is not always beneficial and actually can make one long for the way things […]

January 28th, 2016 | Continued

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This beautiful Bald Eagle was seen enjoying the sunshine recently atop a tree near Lake Pomeroy. There have many Bald Eagle sightings in Fairfield Glade this Fall and Winter. Interesting to note, there were no known successful Bald Eagle nests found in the state between 1961 and 1983. Efforts, coordinated by TWRA, to restore Tennessee’s […]

January 14th, 2016 | Continued

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Pieces coming together for Peavine Project?

Glade gets an update from TDOT By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor The Fairfield Glade Community Club recently received an update from the Tennessee Department of Transporation regarding the long-awaited Peavine Road expansion project. A letter was received by Fairfield Glade Community Club President Robert L. Diller. Here is the letter in its entirety: Dear Mr. […]

December 10th, 2015 | Continued

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Squirrel Dodging

‘Elusive’ critters are hard to avoid My Aunt Edie loved animals! She viewed even the smallest critter as a life worth protecting. Why, many times she avoided caterpillars going across a country road. No joke. I saw her do it. And I, like most all of you dear readers, love all the creatures around us and […]

November 12th, 2015 | Continued

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Be on the watch for recent scams

By MIKE WILLIAMS Fairfield Glade Public Safety Chief For The Vista Residents are receiving calls from someone saying that they are the I.R.S. and that you owe a penalty for not paying your taxes in a timely manner. Anytime you receive a phone call from someone like this, it is false. The I.R.S. does not […]

November 5th, 2015 | Continued

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Other Recent Articles

Know symptoms of diabetes

By KEN STEAMAN For The Vista Some people have diabetes symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed. Please share any questions or concerns you may have with your doctor. The following are some common symptoms of the disease: • Urinating often • Feeling very thirsty • Feeling very hungry – even though you are eating […]

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Rotary Club of Fairfield Glade serves lunch at Bread of Life

By JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista The Rotary Club of Fairfield Glade provided and served Lunch at the Bread Of Life Rescue Mission in Crossville. They are pleased support the Bread of Life in their mission  of providing temporary shelter, medical attention, and food for the homeless and transient, conducting interdenominational services daily and educating […]

Glade loses a good one in Covino

By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Thomas Covino had just moved to Fairfield Glade and he was eager and ready to contribute to the community. He introduced himself to The Vista staff and asked if he could be a contributor. From that point on, Covino provided a plethora of quality commentaries and stories. So we were […]

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For Volunteer Energy, 2015 was a year to remember

For The Vista It was formed 80 years ago. A meeting of 500 citizens at the Meigs County Courthouse resulted in the May 29, 1935 formation of the Meigs County Power Association, Incorporated, which later became the Meigs County Electric Membership Corporation. Today it is known as Volunteer Energy Cooperative. Volunteer Energy celebrated its 80th […]

Diabetes: What you need to know

By KEN STEAMAN For The Vista Diabetes is a life-long disease that affects the way your body handles glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood. There are two types of diabetes that are identified as Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously […]

Dorton crowned champion of Pigskin Bowl Challenge

For The Vista This year’s Pigskin Bowl Challenge in The Vista was won impressivelyby former champion Greg Dorton, who correctly picked 17 winning teams out of the 20 bowl games (see graphic above). He was three games better than the second place finishers. Tom Flagg and Ed Lewis tied for second at 14-6, one game […]

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Connell appointed by Good Samaritan

For The Vista Good Samaritan Society-Fairfield Glade is pleased to announce the appointment of Kaylie Connell as Director of Social Services. Miss Connell is a 2011 graduate of the Christian Academy of the Cumberlands and graduated from Bryan College in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minored in biblical studies. While in college, […]

Meet Scot Shanks — one of many student mentors with Kids on the Rise

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Kids on the Rise are a non-profit organization located in Cumberland County. Their Mission Statement reads  “To provide experiences for the youth that will enable them to further develop their intellectual, social, verbal, and creative capacities and to facilitate their entry into a responsible, productive adulthood.” Mentoring is a […]

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Rotary meetings focus on Youth and Cumberland Good Samaritans

By JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista Recent Rotary Club of Fairfield Glade meeting involved Students from Stone Memorial High School and activities of Cumberland County Good Samaritan In December The Rotary Club of Fairfield Glade was pleased to have Interact Students from Stone Memorial High School attend a recent meeting. These students were sponsored by […]

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Peavine Project: Drive for Scenic Parkway continues

Commentary By Cathy Tipton The Future Is Coming! With the recent newspaper announcement of TDOT’s letting for Phase 1 of the Peavine Road expansion, residents of Fairfield Glade can see the future getting closer.   In that announcement, Senator Paul Bailey commented, “These road improvements will enhance the marketing of this vital recreational area, as […]

Rural Health Clinic set to close doors

By Ken Steadman Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands, Inc., 9400 Sparta Highway near Pleasant Hill announced they will close their doors effective January 1, 2016. Unfortunately, no other doctor has come forward to take over the facility and Dr. Harold Lowe’s health continues to worsen and he and his wife, Diana, will retire. Doctor […]

Veteran’s Day: A special tribute

By TOM M. EDWARDS For The Vista He is sitting in the front row of the parade route. The nurses from the home are carefully watching their group of Veteran wheelchair patients. The years have taken a heavy toll on their health and numbers. He loves parades and remembers the years that he marched in […]

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Moore wins Lions’ Student of Month

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Stone Memorial High School senior, Sara Moore, was selected by Counselor Lisa Dillard to participate in the FFG Lions Club “Student of the Month” Program. Lions Program Chairman, Bob Cover, picked the month of October for Sara and assigned Attorneys Douglas Fields and Kelly Tollett as her Corporate Partner. […]

Last RHA show of 2015 set for Nov. 23

By KEITH PONTIUS For The Vista The final program for the Fairfield Glade Resident Homeowner’s Association will feature three of Cumberland County’s most admired performers. It doesn’t  get much better than having Dennis Donald, Terry Henderson and Terri Utsey together in performance. That is just what the Fairfield Glade Resident Homeowner’s Association (RHA) has in […]

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Why We Live Here

The weather has been a mix of sunshine one day and rain the next. But whenever the weather cooporates, you can find residents and visitors alike enjoying the beautiful Fall colors and our scenic lakes. Above, a man enjoys some solitude fishing on Lake Sherwood.  At left, a boat passes by the Lake Dartmoor Marina […]