Vista Gatherings – April 5, 2016

Korean veterans set meeting on April 13

The second Wednesday of the month is upon us once again, therefore Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association, has scheduled their meeting for Wednesday, April 13, 1 P.M. start, at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge.

This will be a very busy meeting kicking off the Spring/Summer season—members are requested to attend wearing their uniforms.  Guests are welcome and can obtain additional information by calling Cmdr Gene Stone at 931-484-4610.

Additional Peace Medals are available and will be presented to those who did not receive their medal earlier—numbers are limited.

The process of electing the three lead officers for this year will continue and the Nominating Committee will have a report on the progress of this effort.

A Color Guard will be formed for the placing of the Colors for the many Honorary Events to take place in May—usually 6-8 participants are needed for this effort and the Chapter has always been represented with sharp appearing people.

The trip to Nashville and the Capitol has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 20 due to a Fairfield Glade problem—the bus is nearly filled so check with the Cmdr for availability of space.  The Cmdr is leading this trip and will explain how the Chapter members will have to appear to enter the Capitol building.

The last topic of importance is the discussion of the creation of a legacy for the Redstone Arsenal Trip, which took place last fall.

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!

Tea Party to gather

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Community Complex (Fair Grounds), 1398 Livingston Rd., Crossville TN 38571, on Tuesday, April 12 at 6 P.M.

The doors open to the public at 5:30 P.M. All concerned citizens who believe in limited government are invited to attend.

Noted scholar and writer on the United States Constitution, Publius Huldah, will discuss the Electoral College and how presidential elections are supposed to work.

A retired lawyer, she lives in Tennessee. After studying for degrees in philosophy and epistemology (the theories of knowledge), Publius earned a law degree. She uses primarily the writings of three architects of the Constitution, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay who wrote papers during 1787-1788, to explain the proposed Constitution to Americans and convince them to ratify it.

For more information on the Tea Party, log on to:

PPCUG meeting slated

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) is instituting a number of changes beginning with the April meeting.

First they begin their summer time schedule of 6 to 8 PM. Next, the meeting will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Snead and Lake View in Fairfield Glade.

The format of the meeting has changed also. The program (detailed below) will begin at 6 P.M. The Q &A session with our experts follows the program at approximately 7 P.M.

The night’s program, which will begin at 6 P.M., is as follows:

Bob Willis will present Internet and Computer Safety.

Carl Nordeen will give a presentation on Windows 10, including Internet and Social Media.

Ed Thornblade of the Photo Group will make a presentation on his group that meets in FFG.

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 third Monday of the month

Please note that starting in May 2015, a $3.00 guest fee is being collected from all non-PPCUG members. T

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 AM-9 PM, only please).

Helping Stray Cats Topic of April Class

County residents can now learn how to humanely solve the problem of too many cats in their neighborhood. On Thursday, April 7, Wild About Cats, a Crossville-based cat rescue group, is offering a free course on Trap, Neuter, Return. Referred to as TNR, this nationally-recognized program is the most effective and humane way to control the stray cat population.

Learn the basics, costs, and details on the process of trapping, vetting, post-surgery care, transfer and releasing of stray cats.

Ultimately, helping neighborhood cats benefits the neighborhoods in which they (and we) live. Socialized cats can be re-homed while other cats can be safely returned to the cat colony. Locally, hundreds of cats have been saved in the past few years.

“Now that ‘kitten season’ is here, it’s more important than ever to help control the population,” says Carol Burgess, founder of Wild About Cats.

She will teach the course beginning at 6:30 P.M. at Cat’s Meow, a resale store located at 1541 N Main St., Crossville. No prior registration is required.

For further information about the class, about volunteering withthe group, or making a much needed donation, please email them [email protected]

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet on April 12

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday, April 12 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.

One Step Beyond meets

The next One Step Beyond luncheon is scheduled for Thursday April 21st at l P.M. at the Beef N Barrel Restaurant at 1112 W. Avenue, Crossville.

Plan to attend and bring a friend … they meet every other month at a local restaurant and enjoy a good meal and great company. Write this date – time and place down on your calendar.

The restaurant will need to know how many plan to attend so call Ron Hockheiser at 931-210-4393 or Bobbye Leonard at 931-707-8607 on or before April 18th if you plan to attend.

The group of senior widows, widowers, singles or divorced welcome newcomers.

New GriefShare Series set to begin April 11

A new GriefShare Series will begin at Christ Lutheran Church on April 11th at 10 A.M.

Christ Lutheran Church of Fairfield Glade invites new attendees and previous participants to join our new 13 week session of GriefShare, a special seminar and support group for people who are grieving the loss of someone close.

Seminar videos and materials have been updated and are appropriate for those who have attended previously, as well as newcomers.

GriefShare is a non-denominational group, which features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.  Join them at 481 Snead Dr.

For more information, call the church office at 931-484-7273.

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]

Light N’ Lively Dance Club hosts event April 8

Attention all new residents and members. The Light N’ Lively Dance Club will be hosting their April Dance at the Multi-Purpose Building on Lakeview Drive, April 8th from 7 to 10 P.M.

Dance the evening away with DJ Garrison for your dancing and listening pleasure. The dance is casual.

Timeshare and guests are welcome; cost is $10/couple and $5/single. They encourage members to invite friends and neighbors for this Fun filled evening.

The dance IS a BYOB Event, with the club suppling ice, water and coffee.

The Host Couples for the dance will be Anne/Tom Marano -787-2192    and  Joanne/Joe Pugliese – 484-4956

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.

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.

Golf Tourney planned

Hospice of Cumberland County Plans Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

The Hospice Board of Directors will host its 25th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament on Wednesday, May 11, at Lake Tansi Golf Course, according to tournament chair Norm Torrey.  This event will raise funds for the only not-for-profit hospice organization in our local area.

Donations are needed for golf hole sponsorships, prizes, and golfers’ gift bag items.

Companies and individuals interested in supporting the tournament may contact Norm Torrey at 931-484-2330 for further details.

The golf tournament format will be a four person scramble with a maximum of 32 teams.

Three flights of teams will be a combination of men’s, women’s and mixed teams, determined by the team scores at the end of the golf round.  $1,500 in cash prizes will be awarded to the First and Second Place Team in each flight, along with prizes for Closest to the Pin and Most Accurate Drive contests.

The entry donation is $75 per golfer and includes green fee & cart, one mulligan per player, gift bag, lunch, beverage, and prizes.

Registration and lunch will begin at 11:45 A.M.prior to the shotgun start of the tournament at 1 P.M.  In the unlikely event of a rainout, lunch will be served and prizes awarded by drawings vs. play.

Get your team together and fill out a team entry form; mail checks to Hospice Golf Tournament, 133 Stonewood Drive, Crossville, TN 38558.

To receive a team entry form in email, please send an email to:  [email protected]

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.

Plateau Photography Club Meeting slated

When the members of the Plateau Photography Club get together on April 21st, they will show their visions of “Bridge over troubled waters”, the photograph, not the song.

They meet at 1 P.M. in Room C of the Fairfield Glade Library Building.  The group is a Special Interest Group of the Plateau PC Users Group.

Visitors and guests are always welcome for a $3.00 guest fee.”  For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

April 7 Kinseekers to Study Estate Records

On Thursday, April 7, the Kinseekers of Fairfield Glade will meet in the Fellowship Hall of The Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, from 1 to 3 P.M.

Their speaker will be Loreda Davis from the Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center in Crossville. Her subject will be Estate Records for Genealogy Research.

Since she works at the Archives, she can not only tell us about Estate Records and what to look for, she can tell us where to find them, starting in our local Archives which has excellent resources, equal in volume and content to many metropolitan areas.

Loreda is interesting as well as informative, so bring a notepad and plan to take notes.

Trent Hanner, the senior reference librarian at the Tennessee State Library and Archives, was our March meeting speaker, and gave us helpful tips on Getting the Most Out of Online Genealogy Sources.

Kinseekers meet the first Thursday each month and you don’t have to be actively doing genealogy to attend, anyone is welcome.  Their yearly dues are only $10 a person, but, they suggest you come as their guest the first time.

Park on sanctuary back side and use that side entrance.

Other genealogy related groups located in Crossville are: The Archives, 95 East First Street, open Tuesday, Thursday,Saturday, (931-456-2006), The Celtic Circle ([email protected]) that meets the first Tuesday each month at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street from 6 to 8 P.M., and, The Cumberland County Genealogy Society that meets the first and third Monday each month at 6 P.M. at the Art Circle Library, 3 East Street.

All ladies welcome

The Christian Women’s Connection April luncheon will be April 21st 11:30 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Discovery Center, 5160 Peavine Rd, Fairfield Glade.

Their feature will be a “Rockin’ N’ Rollin’ Blast from the Past.”  Special music will be provided by Rich Peterson of the Curtain Call Dinner Theater.  The speaker will be Diane Rose who will speak on How She Survived Bad Choices.

Dig out some 50’s style clothes – or not – and join us.  Cost of luncheon will be $12.

For reservations or more information contact Carolyn at 931-484-9556 or email [email protected]