Vista Gatherings – April 30, 2019

Korean Vets entertain TV anchor Becker

John Becker, Knoxville Channel 10 WBIR Evening News Anchor, will be appearing as the SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER at the May 8, meeting of Chapter 297, KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION.

The meeting is to be held at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive, starting at 1 P.M., on Wednesday, May 8.  DO NOT MISS THIS ONE—Mr Becker is associated with quite a few Military Groups and will have an interesting message!

Additional information/driving directions may be obtained by contacting Cmdr Gene Stone at 931-484-4610.  The meeting is open to ALL/ANY citizens interested in what Mr Becker has to say!  Come be with us for this SPECIAL PRESENTATION & stay for coffee & cookies during the social time when the meeting is completed

After Mr Becker’s remarks, we will have a short meeting to elect Chapter Officers for the 2019-20 season and continue our presentation evaluation of the TELL AMERICA PROGRAM we continue to do at local Cumberland County Schools.

We are constantly searching for NEW MEMBERS, consequently it would be a good time with a good message for existing Korean Vets to sit in and possibly seek subsequent membership in our closely knit KOREAN VETS GROUP!

Get your Vidalia onions

For the 20th year Cumberland Shrine Club will be delivering those Georgia Vidalia County onions! The price is 10# bag for $10.

All onions are pre-ordered with delivery expected after June 6th. Help us to continue to support our Kids at Shriner Hospitals.

Please call 931-484-2503 to place your order now!

Dance scheduled

The Light ‘N Lively Dance Club invites members, residents, timeshare guests and visitors to join us for our May dance.  The dance is May 10, and will be held at the Library/Multi-Purpose Building on Lakeview Drive from 7-10 P.M. and listening pleasure will be provided by Dennis Long.

The dance is casual and the theme is to celebrate our Patriotism.  The cost is $5/person for nonmembers.  This is a BYOB and snack event with the club providing ice, water, coffee and dessert.  Host couples are Jim & Chris Hess at 224-0964 and Tom & Mary Parker at 702-283-5188.

If you have any questions regarding this dance, please call either of our host couples.  If you have been thinking of attending one of our dances, but have not done so; this is our last one for this season and we would love for you to join us.  Our next dance will be August  9, 2019, when we usher in our new dance year.

PPCUG Meeting set

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Tuesday, May 14, at Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Snead and Lake View in Fairfield Glade.

The meeting will start at 6 P.M., summer start time. The presentation will begin at 6 P.M. and the Q & A session with our experts will follow the presentation.

Please note the summer (April thru Sept) start time of 6 P.M.

Jim Gries, a member of the Photo Group, will be giving a presentation on Chromebooks.  He will go through the history of computers and how the Chromebook came about.  The presentation will cover the differences between PCs or Mac and the Chromebook.  He will provide the advantages and disadvantages of a Chromebook and why it is becoming the go to computer for the non-techies among us.

Attend the presentation and see why you should seriously consider a Chromebox when you get your next computer.

PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the community better enjoy the use of personal computers. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of the month.

Please note that a $3 guest fee will be collected from all non-PPCUG members. This guest fee is good for one month, for attendance at any or all of our associated groups’ meetings: PPCUG, Photography Club, and the Photography Club Workshop.  PPCUG club dues are the same as always: $24 single, $ 30 family, per year, payable July 1, and give admittance to all group meetings.  For more information and to read the latest version of our newsletter, the Gazette, visit our web site at or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151.(9 A.M.-9 P.M., only please). Remember meeting starts at 6 P.M.  per summer schedule.

CCP Quilt Guild Meeting for May

The next meeting for the CCP Quilt Guild will be Wednesday May 1. Doors open at 8:30 A.M. so members may sign up for Quilt Show Volunteer lists, and upcoming classes. Early arrival gives members and visitors the opportunity to mix and mingle with each other.

Remember to explore our Guild library before the meeting. We have an extensive library of quilting related books that are stored in a file cabinet at the Senior Citizens Center where we meet.  Any member may check out one or more books for a couple of months for their personal use.

We welcome all visitors at our Business Meetings and encourage anyone who wants to become a Member to join during that time. Yearly Membership Dues are $10 and are being collected before the Business Meeting.

Business Meeting begins promptly at 10 A.M.

Our speaker will be Mr. Donnie Moody, Director of the Cumberland County Community Complex. He will be enlightening us with information about the current Community Complex grounds and facilities and what is available to the community.

The current complex is home to our 10th Biennial Mountain Memories Quilt Show.

Mr. Moody will also discuss the proposed changes that are being worked on for the new Expo Center. This 60,000 square foot multi-purpose complex will change our community events including our Quilt Show in numerous ways.

The Quilt Show is coming Friday June 14 & Saturday June 15 at the Community Complex. Please visit our Website: for Quilt Show Categories, Rules, & Entry forms as well as for information on submitting quilts for Appraisals and for the Bed Turning. We are now accepting all Quilt Entry Forms which are available on the website. Entry forms and fees can be submitted until Tuesday May 7, 2019. All quilts entered are on a first come first serve basis so don’t delay.

The public is always invited to join us.

All Business Meetings, Events, and Sew Ins are held in the 127 South Senior Center, located on Hwy 127 South (1460 South Main St) Crossville, unless otherwise noted.

Civil War Round Table

Jim Ogden, Chickamauga National Military Park Historian, will speak at the Cumberland Mountain Civil War Round Table meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 6 P.M., at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 114 Stonehenge Drive, Fairfield Glade.  Ogden will present “Lightning Strikes at Chickamauga: Wilder’s Mounted Infantry Brigade”.

In the six months leading up to the battle, through scouting and raiding in Middle Tennessee and giving battle at Hoover’s Gap, Union Col. John T. Wilder had crafted and molded one of the most powerful and unique units of the Civil War.  Join us as Ogden relates how the famed Mounted Infantry Brigade proved their mettle at Chickamauga.

There is no charge for members and first-time visitors.  Those visiting a second time or more are asked to pay $5.  Light refreshments and abundant conversation follow each meeting. For more information about the round table, contact Susan Hadenchuk, 910-619-0023.

Hebbertsburg Dinner/Dance set for May 4

Did you make it to the first Dinner/Dance at the Hebbertsburg Community Center on April 6?  We had a good crowd and a great time.

Our May celebration will be on Saturday, May 4. Our schedule remains the same as it has been for some time… the doors will open around 3:30 P.M. We’ll start serving meals at 4:15 and the music will start at 5, continuing till 8.

This is good, clean and inexpensive family fun at its best, so bring the kids or grandkids with you. The entrance donation is just $5 per adult, and there is no charge for kids 16 and under.

These meals, of spaghetti and meat sauce with bread, or a BBQ sandwich with chips, either one with coffee, tea, water or a soft drink, are prepared fresh as you wait, and only cost $7.  Additional drinks or desserts are just $1 more.

The City Lites Band featuring Marty Gibson and Flavie Miller on guitar and vocals, Wade England on drums and Glen Holverson with his saxophones, will have you clapping and stomping, even if you don’t get up and dance.

The Sweet T Cloggers are exceptional … really!  They entertain us during the band’s intermissions, and they alone, are worth the drive out to Hebbertsburg.

During these intermissions, our Fun ‘N Famous Cakewalks give folks, for just a $1, a chance to win a delicious cake, provided by one of our Hebbertsburg volunteers. (Win it and keep it, or we’ll cut it and you can share it.)

All the monies received go to compensate the band and for the maintenance and upkeep of the Hebbertsburg Community Center.

To get to the dinner/dance: from the 4-Way Stop in Fairfield Glade, take Peavine Road North (away from I-40) about 5 miles, to the Y in the road with the stone house in the center. Take the left branch of the Y about a city block to the blue Community Center on the left side of the road.  Any questions, call Carolyn at 931-707-8737.

Corrected Celtic Circle May Gathering Info

There’s been a last minute change in plans for the May 7 Celtic Circle Gathering.  Our guest speakers will be entertainers from the TN Medieval Faire, which is being held in Harriman, Tennessee the last 2 complete weekends in May, plus the weekend of May 30 through June 2.  Come to our Gathering for more details on the dates, times and location directions.

This is the 5th year for the Faire, which has grown and improved each year.  So, you can expect even more games, vendors and entertainment, which includes: costumed actors portraying life and activities from back in the Middle Ages, circa 1194!  Watch knights and knaves, riding on huge horses and wearing the colors of their favorite fair maidens, while competing in live jousting matches.  Talk about action-packed excitement!

Taste food cooked over open fires, such as meat pies and smoked turkey legs.  You might even run into Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men!

The Celtic Circle now meets at the Crossville United Methodist Church’s annex building, 69 Neecham Street, starting at 5 P.M. for food and fellowship, with the program starting around 5:45.

We have no dues or attendance requirements either; you can contact Barbara at [email protected] with any questions…or, just show up on May 7.

Also, be watching this newspaper in the coming weeks, for details about our June 4 Celtic Circle Gathering, when we’ll have Ben Conaway, founder of the Knoxville Gaelic Athletic Club, as our guest speaker.  Ben will enlighten us on ‘All-thing-Hurling, and will also give us details about the Hurling re-match between the Knoxville and Nashville Hurling teams, which will take place starting at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, Saturday, June 8.

Hospice meeting slated

Everyone is welcome to join us on Monday May 6th at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Hall 7503 Peavine Rd for the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary meeting.

As you drive up to the building, please park and enter to the right side of the building. We will meet in their fellowship hall.  A brief social time will begin at 2:30 P.M. and the meeting will be called to order at 3.

Curious about Hospice, know someone who has been served by Hospice, wondering what the Auxiliary can do for the community, looking for a place to serve with a giving heart?

Our monthly meeting is a perfect time for anyone in the area to join our members as we plan our events for 2019.  We always encourage our members to extend an invitation to neighbors and friends to learn about the auxiliary and ways they might help serve in support of Cumberland House.

If you are interested in being a guest or bringing a guest, please contact Kathy Sapko 931–248–2984 or Barbara Perry 561–308–0190.  As the Membership Co-Chairmen, they will be happy to have a name tag and welcome packet ready for you.

We have several great events planned for 2019. This meeting, we will be focused on making sure everything is in place for our next two events. On May 10th, there will be a High Tea celebrating Mothers, Daughters, Sisters and Friends—some through birth and others through the heart.

We are honored that Good Samaritan will be sharing their beautiful dining room for our Tea. Rebekah Bohannon Beeler, Managing Editor of the Crossville Chronicle will be our featured speaker. Music will be provided by Mr. & Mrs. Slier, a musically talented duo. They will be sharing some favorite songs with us.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling Salli 931-200-4034 or Julie 931-335-9142

Ready for an Auxiliary and community favorite? Butterflies, butterflies everywhere! June 8th will bring the iconic “Celebration of Life Butterfly Release” as a time for remembering loved ones no longer earthly bound. Join with us on the Courthouse lawn.

Purchase a butterfly or butterflies and celebrate with us. Butterfly order forms are available at the Hospice of Cumberland County office, 30 E. Adams St., at local businesses or churches, or one can be emailed to you by Nikki Fitchko: [email protected] You may also call 718-928-5777 or 931-456-5133 for a form or information.

For those who are new to this area or are unfamiliar with our organization, all monies raised by FG Hospice Auxiliary are used to support the ongoing operation of Cumberland House.  This is a six bed end of life facility which accommodates all persons without consideration of their ability to pay.

Kinseekers’ to Discuss rare Genealogy Sites 

On Thursday, May 2, our own Mia McLelland will be our Kinseekers’ meeting speaker. Mia, who has traveled extensively and seen many historical locations, also volunteers at the Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center, so she knows history and genealogy!  She’ll be doing a PowerPoint Presentation on Little Known Genealogy Websites. We tend to get in a rut and just keep checking the same websites; however, it can prove very useful to research additional resources. Kinda like getting out of our comfort zone.

The Kinseekers meet the first Thursday each month from 1 to 3 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall of the Faifield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, FFG.  Park in the sanctuary-side back parking lot and use that side entrance.

You don’t have to live in Fairfield Glade, nor even currently be involved in genealogy research, to attend. our meetings. We welcome you to come to your first meeting as our guest; after that if you’d like to continue, our yearly dues are only $10. Go to [email protected] with any questions or for other membership details.

At our April meeting, the results complied by our team of Genealogy Sleuths, Gene Stone, Cathy Tipton and Donna Fitzgerald, were shared.  And, the processes of their findings were explained, regarding six separate Brick Walls Smash-down endeavor. These Brick Wall problems had been submitted by other members, and not only were our sleuths successful in smashing through three of these brick walls, they made some headway and suggested additional avenues to pursue, regarding the other three.  It was an excellent, information filled meeting.

Other genealogy related groups in the area are: The Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center at 95 East First Street, Crossville, TN 38555.  Phone 931-456-2006.  They are open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 to 4:00.

The Celtic Circle, which meets the first Tuesday each month at the United Methodist Church Annex, 69 Neecham Street, Crossville.  Contact [email protected] for more information.

Kayak Connection

It’s time to pull out your paddles. Don’t forget to purchase your boat registration at either marina. We depart promptly at 8:00 am, in May. For more info call Nancy at 484-6149.

May 4 – Lk St George

11 – Lk Dartmoor Marina

18 – Lk Dartmoor Rotherham

25 – Lk Kirkstone

Want to join Lions?

Fairfield Glade LIONS Club motto “WE SERVE” Cumberland County LIONS, ladies and gentlemen please join us (3rd Monday) every month at Legends in Fairfield Glade. (5:30 P.M).

Did you know we do Student Vision and Hearing Screening for ALL Cumberland County Schools?

Come visit and find out what we really do…

Contact: Bill Bock, 847-610-6200 or [email protected]

Illinois picnic slated

If you have come to Fairfield Glade from the Land of Lincoln and would be interested in attending an Illinois picnic this summer, we’d love to hear from you! We are just gauging interest at this point, but our hope is that this will lead to the formation of a committee and a plan.

Please weigh in to Betty and Carol at [email protected] with your name(s), email address(es), location of your Illinois roots, and any input you may want to share. We’ll be in touch and look forward to getting together!

Dance in 2019!

If dancing is what you like to do, come try New Generation Dance Club and take part in our amazing dance events throughout 2019.

We feature a live band for your dancing pleasure for those who enjoy foxtrot, line dancing, swing, waltz, cha-cha, rumba and rock and roll dancing.  These dances are spread out throughout the year and take place at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center, on a wonderful dance floor.  Any level of dancing is fine!  We welcome new members and guests.

Each dinner dance includes a cash bar, three-course dinner and live music from professional bands. Events begin with a social hour at 5:30 P.M.  Dinner and dancing start at 6:30 P.M. and continue until 9 P.M.

Our dances in will be on May 14, July 9, October 8 and December 10.   Dancing is fun and all you need to do is move to the beat of the music.

For more information about our club or attending as a guest of the club, please contact Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097 or email us at  [email protected] .

Meet & Greet set

Meadowview Drive neighbors:  4th annual Meet-N-Greet on Sunday Sept 8, at the St. George Marina Pavilion 1-5 pm.  Open to all residents of Meadowview Dr & their family & friends.  Music, Food, Games, Raffles, and Silent Auction.

Donations of home-made arts/crafts or fun experiences are needed for the auction.

For more information or to volunteer to help contact Linda Orleff at 931-287-0195 or [email protected]  Please tell your neighbors about this fun event.

Retired Michigan school employees meet

The annual meeting of MARSP (Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel) will take place at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, on May 22, 9 A.M. with registration beginning at 8:30 A.M.

All retired Michigan school employees (not only teachers) are invited to attend whether MARSP members or not. A presentation of important information regarding medical insurance coverage and legislative activities affecting the membership will be provided.

Featured speaker this year will be Ms. Linda Brown of CMC who will speak about problems associated with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes. A continental breakfast will be provided for registrants. MARSP is an advocacy group for retired Michigan school employees and membership keeps your concerns in view of state legislators and the retirement board. We are the sole chapter of MARSP in Tennessee.

Join us for an opportunity to meet fellow retirees of the Michigan educational community and to share and air our mutual concerns.

Registration is required for this event.

Call Frank Fitchko at (931) 456-5133, or email at [email protected], for further details and registration information.

Prophecy series set

The prophecy series, What in the World is Going On? by Doctor David Jeremiah, is continuing every Sunday evening from 6 to 7 P.M. through Sunday, May 5, at Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade.

While the entire series ties in together, each segment deals with a specific issue, so even if you’ve missed the previous meetings, you can still attend the remaining ones and see the overall Biblical view of ‘What IS Going On in Our World Today!’

Fellowship Baptist is located off of Peavine Road, half-way between and across the road from,The Custard Cabin and Tuttle Lane. (Our church marquee has been moved due to the Peavine Road construction, so if you’re still not sure of our location, call our office at 931-456-2525.  If no answer, leave your name and number and you will be called back.)

Early Enrollment for FBI Fall Semester

Relax, FBI stands for Faith Bible Institute, and our next semester starts on Monday, August 19.  We offer two class times each week, on Monday mornings from 9 A.M. to Noon and again on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30.

FBI is a 3 year, college level, chronological, layman language Bible study program. There are 2 semesters each year, from mid-January to mid-May and mid-August to mid-December.  You just commit to one semester at a time.

The local campus is located at Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade. The early enrollment period is now through June 30, and registration is online at The local campus ID is fairfieldgladetn (no coma). Tuition includes all needed study materials and can be paid in installments, plus couples get a discount.

This coming semester we’ll be studying Exodus through Joshua in the Old Testament, The Four Gospels, part 2, in the New Testament and the Book of Acts in Theology.  If you’re hungry to know God’s Word better, or if you find The Bible confusing and hard to understand, these classes are for you.

We’ll be offering sneak previews (In case you’d like to check it out before you sign up) on Tuesday, April 30 at 10 A.M., again on Wednesday, May 22 at 3 P.M., and on Thursday, June 20, at 6 P.M.

The preview includes a question and answer time and lasts about 45 minutes. Use the first entrance in the church parking lot.  A complete informational video is also avail at  If you have additional questions, call the Local Director at 931-456-0634 and leave a message; you will be called back..

Grief support offered

We are offering a Grief Support Program that covers all types of grief—depression, anxiety, death, broken relationships, lack of self-esteem and the list goes on.

We meet 1 to 3 P.M. the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month in Room 156 of the church.

The church is located 130 Towne Centre Way, behind Food City.

Please enter through the kitchen-last door on the portico side of the church.

The meeting on the 2nd Tuesday is more structured with devotion and focusing on, “Walk with God”, the devotional book that we all are using.

The meeting on the 4th Tuesday is all discussion—we call it “Open Mic”.

The purpose is to get our lives back on track after experiencing the grief so that we can lead joyful, happy, God-centered lives again. We are simply there to share and help carry one another’s burdens.

This is a totally confidential meeting -— what is said in the roomstays in the room!

For questions please contact Nancy Skaggs at 931-260-6600.

Book now available

Attention North Dakotans or anyone interested in pioneer history beginning in 1896.

Our mother’s book about North Dakota history needs a new home.  “Burke County and White Earth Valley Historical Society.”

Read the interesting history of the settlement of ND and check for your family’s history told by submitted articles and pictures.

Call Nancy:  931-456-2138.

Wild About Cats group looks for volunteers

Wild About Cats is looking for compassionate volunteers to assist in feeding local cat colonies, fostering adoptable rescued cats, and fund-raising activities.

Interested volunteers are urged to contact the group at [email protected]

The group feeds some 25 cats daily in 8 different areas (colonies) in and around Crossville, including Fairfield Glade.

Reliable volunteer feeders are especially critical during these harsh winter months when cats need shelter and daily food to survive.

Foster homes are needed as well.

Many of these cats could be vet checked, neutered and put up for adoption, but currently there are no foster parents to care for them during this process.

Helping these cats is rewarding work for any animal lover. The care and affection you give the cats until a forever home is found is priceless.

Glade Bicycling news

The Fairfield Glade Cycling Group conducts scheduled “on-paved road” group rides on a weekly basis. To find out when and where the next ride will be held or information contact Andy at [email protected]

Please check out our web site:

Looking for Artists 

I would like to form a group of artists, any level – any medium – who would like to paint plein-air, which means outdoors.

Any questions contact Linda Coulter at [email protected] or (609) 618-2244.

Helping Cumberland County’s Needy Cats

This spring is rough! Wild About Cats, a local rescue organization, is facing two problems: not only are more kittens born to homeless cats at this time of the year, but the small organization has lost several critical volunteers due to out-of-town moves. That’s why Wild About Cats is seeking volunteers to help feed or foster these cats that could make wonderful, beloved pets.

The group feeds some 20 cats daily in 8 different areas (colonies) in and around Crossville and Fairfield Glade. Training given.