Vista Gatherings – April 26, 2016

Next meeting slated

The next monthly meeting of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be held, Monday, May 2,  at 2:30 and will return to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Hall.

The New Members Tea will follow the general business meeting.

All current and prospective members are encouraged to attend.  Guests are especially welcome for the opportunity to learn more about the fund raising mission and work of the Hospice Auxiliary.All funds raised by these events support the ongoing operation of Cumberland House, a six bed end of life facility, which accommodates all persons, without consideration of ability to pay.

For further information, please contact, Jo Templin, Membership Chairman, at 484-4182.

Kinseekers to meet Thursday, May 5

On Thursday, May 5, Kinseekers of Fairfield Glade will hear guest speaker, Darla Brock, from the Tennessee State Library and Archives, explain how we can use The Supreme Court records in our genealogy research.

Never thought of that resource before, huh?  This sounds like a very interesting meeting, and they welcome you to join them. You don’t have to be involved in genealogy of any kind; come if you’re just curious.

At their April 7 meeting, Loreda Davis, retired legal secretary and current Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center Co-Archivist, passed out help-sheets on Wills and Probate Records, Probate Terminology and Places of Probate, as well as copies of a hand-written probate inventory list from December 17, 1914.  Amazing!

For example:1 pitch fork, 1 hoe, 1 cow and calf, 2 dish pans, 1 frying pan…etc.  Can you imagine taking a ‘detailed inventory’ of everything we have in just one room of our homes today?

The Cumberland County Archives has a large volume of County Court records, but, no Criminal Court records. There are separate records for Family, Juvenile, Probate and Chancery Courts, and each state has different rules and requirements. Enough said, if you’re looking for information on Tennessee ancestors, the Archive in Crossville is a great resource.

Their meetings are held the first Thursday each month from 1:00 to 3 P.M. (CST) in the Fellowship Hall of The  Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, Fairfield Glade. Park in back of the sanctuary and use that side entrance. The yearly dues are $10, but, they invite you to attend your first meeting as their guest.

If you’re ‘into genealogy,’ you might also like: The Celtic Circle, which meets at 6:00 pm. on the first Tuesday each month in the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville. Email [email protected] for more information.

The Cumberland County Genealogy Support Group that meets the first and third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm at the Art Circle Library, 3 East Street, Crossville, and of course, The Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center at 95 East First Street, Crossville.  They’re open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Call 931-456-2006.

Michigan retired school employees to meet

MARSP (Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel) has scheduled its annual meeting for May 9th at Druid Hills Legends restaurant in Fairfield Glade.

The meeting will commence at 9 A.M. with a presentation of updates and changes to retirement benefits.

Following this presentation, Fairfield Glade Residence Services board member, Earl Boatwright, will discuss services this organization provides as well as offering our members volunteer opportunities. After the general business section of the meeting, Legend’s excellent buffet brunch will be provided. It is important that all former Michigan educational personnel attend to receive up to date information on their retirement program. Cost for the program is $18.

For registration materials and further information, please contact Frank Fitchko at (931) 456-5133 or [email protected] .

Heartsaver CPR class

There will be a Heartsaver CPR class on Saturday, April 30th, at 9 A.M. at Small Biz Staffing (in the area by the Career Center behind Long John Silvers & across from Regions Bank in downtown Crossville.

The cost will be $25.00 per person.  Please call Dee Dee Kuenzer at 931-200-4915 with any questions or to register for the class.

Blood Drive scheduled

The American Red Cross is sponsoriing the Fairfield Glade Blood Drive on May 16 from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at   308 Town Centre Drive in                      Fairfield Glade

For more information you can call 931-484-6927.

Open House, May 5, for  Christian Education 

The classical model of education has been known for its special relationship to academic excellence well before the Renaissance.

Find out more at the Crossville Christian School’s Open House, Thursday, May 5, from 5 to 6:30 P.M.

Meet teachers and student ambassadors, and discover how classical education, integrated with sound Biblical teaching, will help your child reach his or her full potential.  The school is non-denominational, representing about 20 churches in the area.  It is located at 28 Rock Quarry Road and Route 70 East.

For more information, please call our school office at (931) 484-0026 or visit our website

First Aid class set

There will be a Community First Aid class on Saturday, April 30th, at 1:15 P.M. at Small Biz Staffing (behind Long John Silvers & across from Regions Bank in downtown Crossville).

Cost will be $25.00 per person.  If anyone has any questions or would like to register for the class, please call Dee Dee Kuenzer at 931-200-4915.

Friends of Art Circle Public Library sale

The Friend’s Book & Bling Sale will be held on Friday, April 29th from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. and Saturday, April 30, from 9 A.M. to Noon.

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

It will be held in the Cumberland Meeting Room at the Art Circle Public Library, 3 East Street, in Crossville.

All proceeds benefit the Library. There will be Children’s Books, Novels, Mysteries, Paperbacks, CD’s, VHS, Non Fiction, Bargain Books & Sets, 1st Editions, Up-priced new books & Parent/Teacher Resources, Bling-Costume Jewelry-Add some sparkle to your LIFE!!!

Hebbertsburg Dinner/Dance Saturday, May 7

The 2016 Hebbertsburg Community Center Dinner/Dance season is in full swing. The next one is Saturday, May 7 and will continue the first Saturday each month  through Saturday, September 3.

They start serving the meals at 5:00 (CST) with the music playing from 5:30 through 8:30.  You are welcome to come just for the music or just for the meal; come by yourself or bring a gang.

The music this season is being provided by our very own, local and very popular band, “The City Lites,” who provide a unique blend of light rock, country, blue grass, blues, waltzes… and just about any other kind of music you can request. Marty Gibson is lead vocals and guitar, Flavie Miller is bass and vocals; Wade England makes his drums ‘smoke’ and, Glen Holverson with his ‘wailing’ saxophones is reason enough to come for a listen.

In addition to this great music, they have our own ‘Sweet T’s’ clogging/line dancers who entertain us during the breaks.  And, don’tt forget their Fun-N-Famous Cake-Walks, where for just a $1 donation, you can waltz (or shuffle) to the music and possibly win a delicious cake (or pie) provided by one of our talented Hebbertsburg ladies.  Take it home or the kitchen gang will cut it up for sharing on the spot.

Admission is $4 per adult with children 16 and under free. You have two meals to chose from: BBQ sandwich with chips or spaghetti and meat sauce with bread. Either meal comes with tea, coffee, water or a soft drink, both are cooked on the spot and only cost $7. Desserts or additional drinks are just a $1.

From the 4-Way Stop on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade, head North (away from I-40) about 5 miles, following the signs to the Y in the road with a house in the center. Take the left fork about a block and you’ll see the blue Community Center on the left. Any questions, call Carolyn at 931-707-7837.

WWII and KWVA vets to meet on May 6

The next luncheon honoring local World War II and Korean War Veterans will be held at 11 A.M. on  Friday, May 6, at Shoney’s Restaurant in Crossville.

All veterans of these two conflicts, spouses and other family members are cordially invited and encouraged to attend this meeting.

The program will include a guest speaker and distribution of door prizes donated by local merchants.

Veterans who have not attended one of the group’s previous luncheons are also invited to attend.

Reservations can be made by World War II Veterans by calling coordinator Ed Lewis at 456-8879 or 335-8879.

Korean War Veterans are requested to contact Gene Stone at 484-4610.  Space is limited, so readers are requested to call soon to make their reservations.  Veterans are also requested to contact their fellow servicemen, make them aware of the May 6 gathering, and request they make reservations.

Readers are also requested to contact known World War II or Korean War  Veterans to make them aware of the luncheon. These meetings are held at Shoney’s several times throughout the year and are always well attended.

Glade Hospice to meet

The next monthly meeting of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be held, Monday, May 2, at 1:30 P.M. and will return to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Hall. The NEW MEMBERS TEA will follow the general business meeting.

All current and prospective members are encouraged to attend.  Guests are especially welcome for the opportunity to learn more about the fund raising mission and work of the Hospice Auxiliary.

All funds raised by these events support the ongoing operation of Cumberland House, a six bed end of life facility, which accommodates all persons, without consideration of ability to pay.

For further information, please contact, Jo Templin, Membership Chairman, at 484-4182.

Kayakers Paddle Again

The 2016 Kayak group will resume on Saturday, May 7th, at 8:30 A.M. (sharp), on Lake St George. You will need your 2016 Tennessee license permit, which can be purchased at FFG lake marinas. The marinas have kayaks/canoes available for rental use on their lake.

This year we will divide Lake Dartmoor into two separate outings. Entry will be at the marina (M) and at the Rotherham end (R).

Glade kayakers paddle together for fun. It is open to all and there are no dues. As with any sport, there are risks to health and safety. Please be aware of your physical limitations.

You are responsible to unload/ load your own equipment. If you may need any assistance, please make those arrangements prior to departure time.

The season continues through the end of September, weather permitting.

Please be aware of weather and lake conditions. Storms can arise with little notice.

Being prepared for any lake outing is critical. Bring your life vest, hat, sun block, water, water shoes, eye protection, ID/ personal info, rope, a friend. Please inform a designated person of your lake plans. As a group, we try to remain within a safe distance to each other. We finished about 10-10:30 am.

For more info, call Nancy Burleson at 484-6149 or Pat Kowalsky at 707-1632.

May 7-   Lake St George

May 14- Lake Dartmoor marina (M).

May 21- Lake Dartmoor Rotherham (R)

May 28- Lake Canterbury

Local Author Speaks about Manhattan Project

The Crab-Orchard DAR and the Art Circle Public Library are excited to present Richard Cook, local author of “Ignored Heroes of World War II: the Manhattan Project Workers of Oak Ridge, Tennessee”

The Manhattan Project was a WWII secret military project to produce the first US nuclear weapon in Oak Ridge Tennessee.

The book offers a rare glimpse into life inside the gated community and the daily work of hundreds of Tennesseans.

Mr. Cook has complied over 220 quotes from oral histories and over 130 photographs by world famous photographer Ed Wescott.  Recently it was #2 on Amazon’s list of digital best sellers in photograph/history category.  Reviews of the eBook have appeared in Stars and Stripes military newspaper and The Pittsburg Tribune-Review.

Mr. Cook will be showing a power point presentation about his research and will be available to answers questions and sign copies.

The event is open to the public and will be held in the Cumberland Meeting Room at the Art Circle Public Library on Saturday May 7th from 1 to4 P.M.. Refreshments will be served.

Neighbors/Newcomers schedule April meeting

Neighbors and Newcomers of Cumberland County will meet April 28, at the Clyde York 4-H camp in Crossville.  Doors open at 11 A.M. and the meeting will start at 11:30.

This meeting is the Annual Silent Auction.  Everyone is asked to bring items to auction off.  This is always a fun meeting as they bid against each other to get the best items!

Price of lunch is $14 payable by check please.  Menu is:  Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Veggie, Salad Bar and Chocolate Cake.

Make your reservations now by contacting Pat at 210-3742 or Genie at 484-2369 prior to April 22.  All cancellations must also be received by this date.  If you make a reservation and do not cancel you will be responsible for payment of your meal.

Come once as a guest and return as a member.  Dues are $13 per year.  Our last meeting is in May and then they resume again in September.

The Motto is:  “Meet a Stranger-Make a Friend”.  Hope to see you there!

Dance Club invites all

If you are new to this area, this is a great way to meet people.  Or, if you are a longtime resident and looking for a nice evening out, plan to attend our next New Generation Dance Club event on Tuesday, May 10.

The New Generation Dance Club is a dinner dance club that features a social hour starting at 5:30 P.M. with dinner served at 6:30 and dancing continuing until 9:30.

The club was started in 1990 to provide an evening of sociability, dancing, fellowship and expanded friendship.

The dances are held at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center four times per year in May, July, October and December, on the second Tuesday of these months.  Dress is usually smart casual or dressy.

Invitations with menu selections are mailed to the membership six weeks prior to each dance.  If you wish to sit with friends you can make table reservations.  If you wish to make new friends you will be seated accordingly.

Invitation responses are returned to the club Vice President along with your seating and meal preference and a check to cover the cost of the dance and three course meal selection.

The annual membership dues are $35 per couple for existing members and $40 per couple for new members. Guests may attend a dance before considering membership to the dance club.

For more information, please call Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097 or Pat Hawes at 931-250-2761 or email to [email protected]

Butterfly release slated by Glade Hospice

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will present its 5th Annual Hospice Benefit Celebration of Life Butterfly Release on Saturday, June 11, on the Courthouse Lawn in Crossville from 9: to 10 A.M.

The program will be an uplifting and joyful experience remembering those we have loved and lost, including a reading of names we are celebrating, a butterfly blessing, special music, commemorative readings, and the release of the butterflies to mingle with the crowd and the flowering plants.

The donation for the butterflies is $20 for one name to be remembered or $100 for six different names to be remembered.

They encourage you to attend our event, bring a lawn chair and wear brightly colored clothing.  Those unable to attend may still reserve butterflies in the name of a family member or friend and these will also be released.  Butterfly order forms are available at the Hospice Office at 30 E. Adams St., at area churches and businesses, or one can  be e-mailed to your from Kay Moyer at [email protected]

The deadline for ordering butterflies is May 28, 2016.

Home and Garden Show Vendors Wanted

Home and garden vendors reserve your table now for the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club Sixth Annual Spring Marketplace Home and Garden Show on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14.

This two day show will be held both inside and outside at the Village Green Mall, on Stonehenge in the center of Fairfield Glade.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to sell your wares at this popular, well-attended event.

Exhibits will be open to the public, from 9 A.M.. until 3 P.M. both days. Set- up will be the afternoon of May 13th and the morning of May 14th.

Vendor fees for the show are $65 per booth space.

Full details of costs, booth sizes, and an application are available at the FFG Ladies Clubs Web site:  Just click on ‘club events’ and follow the instructions.

To find out more about the Spring Marketplace, please call Marsha Mellert at 931-456-4680.

If interested in the Home and Garden Tour call Judy Lynn at 707-2854.

Volunteers welcomed

To prepare for the upcoming Byrd Creek Trail Run on Saturday, May 7, Cumberland Mountain State Park welcomes volunteers to come out and help clear the trail on the following days:

Monday, April 4; Monday, March 14; Monday, April 18; Monday, March 28; Wednesday, May 4; Saturday, April 2; Thursday, May 5.

Volunteers should meet at 8 A.M. at the Park office where they will be briefed on the assigned section of trail for the day.  They should bring gloves, sturdy shoes, appropriate clothing, as well as plenty of water, snacks and a bag lunch.

Tools will also be available at the park office.

For more information, contact CMSP at 484-6138.

Wags & Whiskers Fundraiser is Back

The Wags and Whiskers “Spay-Ghetti” Dinner fundraiser runs throughout February (Lunch or Dinner) at the Genesis Italian Grille on Interstate Drive in Crossville.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the restaurant and include Genesis’ great spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad and a drink.

Proceeds will benefit the Wags and Whiskers’ low-cost spay/neuter program, a community service that has “fixed” over 10,100 cats and dogs.

Tickets are available by calling 931-788-2201 or visiting Happy Hound Realty, Bed and Biscuit Kennel, Cat’s Meow Resale Store or the Duplicate Store.

Check for ticket locations and maps.