Vista Gatherings – April 2, 2013

Friend’s Book Sale set

Friends of the Art Circle Public Library will hold a book sale on Friday, April 19, from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. and Saturday April 20 from 9A.M to noon. in the Cumberland Meeting Room.

All proceeds benefit the library.

There will be children’s Books, Novels, Mysteries, Paperbacks, CD’s, DVD, VHS & Non Fiction and other bargains and there will be some individually priced books and sets.


Town Hall meeting

Diane Black, our Representative for the 6th Congressional District in Washington D.C, will hold a Town Hall Meeting at the Palace Theater on April 8 at 5:30 P.M.

Bring your questions and concerns and and join us for an informative meeting. If you are unable to be there, join her at TeleTown Hall on April 23 rd at 7 P.M. to ask questions and get an update on what Diane is doing in Washington and Tennessee.

To receive the call information, sign up for Diane’s e-newsletter at: me/newsletter.


Korean vets to meet

Uniforms are preferred, but optional and attendance is necessary.

Bring clean used clothing, toiletries, DVDs, etc. to be recycled to needy military personnel and their families thru the VA facility in Murfreesboro.

Be at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge at 1 P.M. on Wednesday, April 10 for the next meeting of Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association.

Guests, with affiliation to the area of South Korea, since 1950, are always welcome. You will enjoy being part of our work and we can be of assistance with any of your veteran needs and interests.  Additional information may be obtained by contacting Cmdr Bob Johnston at 484-8798

They are just a few days away from the first fund raiser effort — Friday & Saturday, April 12 and 13 — and can still use more bodies.

Commander Bob is asking each member to serve for just four hours during this two day period — it has been proven in past years, “the more participation, the more successful the efforts.”

These funds are subsequently used in the community to reinforce the efforts of many agencies helping the less fortunate and provide scholarships to graduating Cumberland County high school seniors to attend the college/university of their choice.

Final arrangements and funding will be accomplished for the Tuesday, May 14, day trip to Ft Campbell.  Cost of the trip is $22, which includes round trip bus and lunch in the mess hall.-


Friends of Glade Trails

You are invited to join the Friends of Glade Trails at another work session constructing and maintaining walking and hiking trails here in the Glade.

The work session is on Saturday, April 6, meeting at 8 A.M. at the parking lot closest to the Peavine Road/ Stonehenge Drive 4-way stop.

This is a work session lasting approximately three hours and the workers car pool to a trail worksite within the Glade. As a worker, you should wear long pants, boots, gloves and bring water to drink. If you have them, you can bring garden rakes, clippers and loppers. Hotdogs will be provided at 11:00 A.M. and all first-time workers will receive a T-shirt.

They invite men and women to participate. Bring a friend, neighbor, spouse, or girlfriend.  There is work for every level of fitness, age, or skill level. Come for the fun, the hot dog, the T-shirt, or the feeling of accomplishment.

Please make a reservation” at or send an e-mail to [email protected] if you plan to attend. Check that website after 2 P.M. on Friday to get any last minute changes or weather cancellations.

Contact, John Conrad at 287-0244 if you have questions


“Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive set

May 11 (second Saturday in May) is the day of the Crossville Post Office”Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive. The U.S. Postal Service continues to support the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) food drive as they enter their 21st year together to help Stamp Out Hunger in America. The Postal Service and NALC’s food drive is one of the most successful in the nation.

Last year, carriers collected over 70 million pounds of food. This was the ninth consecutive drive surpassing 70 million pounds. The total donations received since the drive began in 1993 now stand at 1,200,000,000 pounds.

Food banks receive the bulk of their donations during the winter holiday season. By May, their stocks are nearly depleted and our food drive restocks the food banks sat the summer months approach.

Last year in Cumberland County, about 13 tons of non-perishable food was collected and distributed to 10 local food pantries.

What to do: On May 11, place non-perishable food items at mailbox for food pantry volunteers or mailmen to collect. -Or-Take food donations to the lobby of the Crossville Post Office. Thank you.


County Republican Women’s Club meets

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will have their monthly meeting April 5 at the Republican Headquarters at 5 P.M.

Please try to attend, especially if you are gong to help with our Trash and Treasure Sale on April 18 and 19.

They will be finalizing our plans and organizing the food we will sell there. Be thinking about a dish you can donate….pies, soups, desserts, etc. Remember that all funds they raise will go to their scholarship fund where 1 student from each high school will receive $1,000 toward furthering their education.


Piecemakers Quilt Guild meet tomorrow

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold it’s monthly Business Meeting on Wednesday April 3,  at 10 A.M. in the 127 South Senior Center located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville.

This month’s Trunk Show will be presented by our own Kathy Koester. This is a program you do not want to miss.

Mark your calendars for April 17 Sew In. In addition to our regular sew in projects, CCP member Karen Muzia will be teaching “String Quilts.” Everyone interested in taking this class needs to register. Call Lois Miller at 931-456-4561 for information on fees for non members and all supplies necessary for this class.

Contact Lois Miller at 931-456-4561 for further information on this and upcoming Programs and Workshops.


Spring Flower and

Garden Show soon

Does it seem like warm weather will never arrive? Close your eyes and imagine you are at the 2013 Cumberland County Master Gardeners Spring Flower and Garden Show. You would be surrounded by flowers, blooming trees and bubbling fountains holding a cool glass of fruit tea.

All of these will be available along with a lot more related items to get you out in the garden.

Throughout the three days of the show there will be short demonstrations by Master Gardeners of different techniques. There will be a Silent Auction each day. Your chance to get a bargain! You can also purchase plants, garden art or tools and landscaping items and/or services from the many vendors. There is a Families Activities desk that will give hands on experience for children and parents to work on planting together.


Emergency preparedness is topic on April 9

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Cumberland County Complex (Fair grounds) Crossville, Tuesday, April 9 at 6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30).

All concerned citizens who believe in limited government are invited to attend. There is no admission fee. Guest speaker will be Mark Henline, from Mt. Juliet, who experienced the devastating flood that hit Nashville in May 2010, drenching the city and interrupting essential services. Nobody can say for sure when major storms such as the Nashville flood will strike again. Nor does anyone know what the next few years will bring, but it also seems wise to be prepared for uncertain economic times.

Mark Henline is an instructional speaker on Emergency Preparedness, who will share his knowledge on basic preparedness in case of emergencies, on long term food storage and forming mutual assistance groups. Also, on the agenda will be the two vital numbers you need to better equip yourself to survive in an emergency. Other topics will be discussion on emergency foods, cooking without gas and electricity, important first aid items, and other must-have items. You will be very engaged by the useful information Mark will share as you find out how to prepare for an emergency.

The Cumberland County Tea Party is a leaderless movement where collectively certain things are decided. The movement is not part of any political party and no dues are collected.  It is a diverse movement of like-minded citizens who believe in limited government as ordained in the Constitution of the United States, particularly the First. Second and Tenth Amendments. We invite all citizens to become part of this movement and join in the political, cultural, and spiritual battles still ahead that will restore our country to the foundations of America as proclaimed by our founding fathers. For more information on the Tea Party, log on to


SMHS’ Titanic, Tragedy & Trial scheduled

Stone Memorial’s Panther Tales Players proudly presents TITANIC, TRAGEDY & TRIAL in the SMHS Auditorium on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at 7 P.M.

Tickets are $5 and available at the door. This two-act dramatization by Pat Cook opens on the one hundred-first anniversary of the senate hearings concerning the sinking of the White Star Line’s flagship, the TITANIC.

Please come and support your SMHS students as they perform this historic play.


Meatloaf Dinner at Elks

The Elks Lodge will host a meatloaf dinner on April 5, from 4 to 7 P.M.

Cost is only $6 per person children under 3 eat free.

Menu: Generous serving of meatloaf, veggie, mashed potatoes and dessert.

Please call the Lodge at 931-484-0150 to make you reservation.

They are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12-9 P.M. Monday through Saturday. Also keep in mind they have limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated.


Vidalia Onion sale

Cumberland Shrine Club is offering again the sale of Vidalia onions as they have each spring for many years.

The proceeds support and maintain a van which provides Cumberland County children transportation to Shriner Hospitals. There is never a charge for the transportation or hospital costs to any family whose child has experienced orthopedic or burn injuries.

A 10-pound bag costs ten dollars and contains 70% Jumbos (3” or larger) and 30% Medium (2 1⁄4” to 3”). All onions are pre-ordered and will be delivered the last week in April.

To place your order call a Shriner you may know, or call Noble Len Stark at 931-456-1994 to place your order.

Payment may be made at time of delivery.


Dimple Globe Awards Banquet set for April 6

The deadline for obtaining your tickets to the Dimple Globe Awards Banquet on April 6 is fast approaching, so be sure to call and reserve a seat.

Honorees this year are Dorothy Brush, Don Alexander, Paul Wennermark, Lisa and Andy O’Connor, Barbara Thornhill, Dr. Harold and Diana Gustafson-Lowe and High School Students Destinee Dowdy and Robert Uebelacker III.

With  this slate of Honorees who have shown they are making a difference in Cumberland County we are hoping for a big turnout.

Tickets are just $25 per person.  To reserve a seat or a table call the United Fund at 931-484-4082. The banquet will be held at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center starting at 5 P.M. on Saturday, April 6.


Kinseekers to meet

The next meeting for the Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will be held on Thursday, April 4, at 1 P.M., at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr, Fairfield Glade.

At the next meeting Mark Pfaffenroth, Kathy Munn & Debbie Judd will discuss German Migration and Research.

Their meetings are open to all who are interested in learning how to research their genealogy. Please note that Kinseekers have changed to meet only once a month, the first Thursday of every month. For more information please call Erin at 931-456-8367.


Rummage Sale slated

On April 12, 2013 from 9 to 11 A.M., CCW of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 7501 Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade will hold its annual Rummage Sale.

There will be a wide assortment of men’s and women’s clothing, children’s items, along with furniture, household items, books, puzzles, holiday items, small appliances, golf and outdoor equipment, our boutique and many other miscellaneous treasures.


Bible study tech spring session is offered

Kelly Minter will be the DVD instructor for our spring session, “Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break.” Nehemiah is a seven-week study that includes seven video sessions and real life ways to put feet to your faith.

Are you ready to learn from Nehemiah and move you in compassion to be the hands and feet of Jesus?  If so join them April 8 – June 10, 2013, 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Cost of the class is $20 for the workbook. Pre-registration is suggested. Please send your name, address, email address and phone number with your check made out to BIBLE STUDY TECH to Bible Study Tech, 104 Prescott Lane, Fairfield Glade, TN. 38558. For more information call 931-456-9282 or 931-459-4947.


County’s Republican Women’s Club to meet

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will have their monthly meeting April 7 at the Republican Headquarters at 5 P.M.

Please try to attend, especially if you are gong to help with their Trash and Treasure Sale on April 18 and 19.

They will be finalizing our plans and organizing the food they will sell there. Be thinking about a dish you can donate….pies, soups, desserts, etc. Remember that all funds we raise will go to their scholarship fund where 1 student from each high school will receive $1,000 toward furthering their education.


Glade Garden Club hosting Plant Sale

On April 16, 17, 18, the Fairfield Glade Garden Club will hold its annual Geranium and Huge Fern plant sale. These first three days will take place at the CCHS greenhouses where all plants are grown and cared for by the students.

The plant sale will then move on to the First National Bank of Tennessee on Peavine Road on April 19, in conjunction with their “Shredding Day” Program.

Each of the first four days will run from 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. The final day will be held at the Robinhood Park in Fairfield Glade on April 20, starting at 7:30 A.M. and will run until 2 P.M. unless we are sold out.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Garden Club’s Scholarship Fund. For info call Thomas M. Covino 931-707-9314.

Good Samaritan

Society celebrates

Volunteer Week

The Good Samaritan Society, Fairfield Glade is joining organizations across the country in celebrating National Volunteer Week April 21-27.

Volunteer Week is set aside each year to recognize volunteers for their contributions. The Good Samaritan Society, Fairfield Glade, plans a Worship Service to honor our volunteers.

Last year, volunteers at Good Samaritan Society, Fairfield Glade, shared an estimated 9,423.75 hours of volunteer work from January through November of 2012. Some of the volunteer opportunities include Individual Services, Group Services, and Organizational Services.

For more information, please contact Rosa Smith, Wellness & Volunteer Director, 931-456-1576 or via email at [email protected]


Community Open House for Vets/spouses

If you are a veteran of any USA war or conflict, you and your family members may be entitled to medical and financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

As a service to the community, Fairfield Glade Assisted Living will host an Open House on Saturday, April 13 with special guest Richard Kuhn, director of the Veteran Aid Project. This non-governmental agency helps veterans secure benefits to which they are entitled.

The Veteran Aid Project reaches out to all veterans to provide valuable information for veterans and their families. Mr. Kuhn will be available from 1 to 2 P.M. to help veterans and their families determine their eligibility for benefits from the federal Department of Veterans Affairs.


Sunday Couples Golf League to begin April 7

Join us and make new friends. Sunday couples golf league will begin on April 7, at Druid Hills Golf Course. Timeshares and singles are most welcome.

They will have a shotgun start  and use a mixed couples best ball format. They play nine holes followed by socializing on the patio. Some go to dinner afterwards. A sign up sheet will be available at Druid Hills every saturday morning by 10 A.M. for the following week.

The sheet will be picked up on Friday morning by 10 A.M. and the pairings will be posted by 10 A.M. Saturday morning for the following day’s play.

If you have any questions, please call Bill at 931-787-2534 or Norma at 931-787-2691. You may also email them at: Norma [email protected] or Bill at [email protected]


Thursday Couples League Starts April 18

Couples, come sign up for a nine-hole scramble using fun formats played Thursdays at Heatherhurst with tee times starting at 3:33 P.M.

This is a social golf group and you need not be a “good” golfer.  After play we have dinner at a local restaurant and award prize money.

The first signup sheet will be posted at Heatherhurst Tuesday, April 9th on the bulletin board located near the restrooms.  It will be removed at 3 P.M. on Sunday the 14th.

The pairings will then be posted on the boards at Heatherhurst, Druid, and Dorchester at noon on Tuesday the 16th for play on Thursday the 18th.

The first tee time each week is 3:33 P.M. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your assigned tee time.

Organizers for this year’s play are Don and Jo Ann Alverson.  You can call 707-7073 with any questions. All residents and timeshare visitors are welcome.


Volunteer Coin Club

to Meet April 9

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 P.M.

The meetings are held at the 127 Senior Center located at 1460 South Main Street (Highway 127 South).  Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.  Visitors and guests are welcome. Contact Mike Puhl (456-0397) or Franc Conner (337-1247) for information.


Workshop scheduled

Have you always wanted to scrapbook but didn’t know where to start? Are you already an experienced scrapbooker looking for a fun productive day? This is the workshop you!

You will complete an entire 8×8 album in one day using quality Stampin’ Up products. All you need is 8 pictures to get started. The workshop is Saturday, April 6 from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. at the Legends Restaurant-Westchester room. The $50 registration fee covers all supplies and is due by April 1. Class size is limited. Please call Louise Goodman, 931-707-2798, to register or for more information.

Vendors wanted

Home and Garden Vendors are being sought for the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club 4th Annual Spring Marketplace/Home and Garden Show on Friday and Saturday, May 17-18.

Presented in conjunction with the 5th Annual Garden/Kitchen Tour on Saturday, May 18, the show is certain to attract many visitors.

Display and booth space will be both inside and outside at The Village Green Mall, in the center of Fairfield Glade.

Exhibits will be open to the public from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. both days. Vendor fees for the show are $65 per booth space for the two days.  Full details of costs, booth sizes, and an application are available on the club website: Just click on ‘club events’ and follow the instructions.

Revenues from this event are designated for the Scholarship Fund which awarded $30,000 to area students in both of the past two years. Call Chair, Marsha Mellert, (931-456-4680) for more information.


Photo contest slated

The Cumberlalnd County Master Gardeners are having a photo contest to be held in conjunction with the 2013 Spring Flower and Garden Show April 26, 27 and 28.

There are two categories: 1. a photo of gardens or flowers from any public State park of Tennessee, 2. a photo of gardens or flowers from the UT Research and Education Center at 321 Experiment Road.

Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category. A cash prize will be awarded for a people’s choice (based on popular vote).

The photographs will be judged by three professional photographers.

For an application and rules, stop by the UT Extension office at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds/Community Complex or go to website to download the all of the needed the paperwork.

No professional photographers please.