Vista Gatherings – April 8, 2014

Ceremony planned

The Cumberland County Community Advisory Board Presents thee Annual 2014 Blue Ribbon Ceremony for the prevention of child abuse.

The event will take place at the Cumberland County Community Complex on April 13, from noon to 3 P.M.

There will be face painting, balloon animals, Bob the Builder, prizes and information booths, Quackers the Duck, Crossville Cruisers, Balloon release and much more.

In 2013, there were 630 reported cases of abuse which equals 1575 abused children in Cumberland County.


Glade Council of Churches to Celebrate National Prayer Day 

Again this year, the Fairfield Glade Council of Churches is sponsoring the National Day of Prayer program.  They will be gathering around the Band-Shell at Mirror Lake at the intersection of Peavine Road and Stonehenge Drive (the 4-Way Stop) in Fairfield Glade.

The activities will start at 11 A.M. and generally last about 45 minutes. Bring your lawn chair, plan to arrive early and pick your favorite spot.

They will meet, rain-or-shine!  In case of rain, the program will be moved to the Robin Hood Park Pavilion at the intersection of Peavine and Snead.

This year’s Scripture, Romans 15:6  — “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” —  ties in perfectly with our Theme of  “One Voice, United in Prayer.”

Anne Graham Lotz, the 2014 Honorary NDP Chairperson, has written a special prayer which will be read simultaneously throughout the nation at noon (EDT). Think about it!  A huge wave of millions of prayers flowing from one coast to the other, illustrating the unity of God’s people and acknowledging His dominion over the circumstances facing our nation.

At this crucial time in our country, we can do nothing more important than pray. Please mark your calendar, make the necessary arrangements to get off work if necessary, offer to pick up a neighbor who doesn’t drive, carpool from your neighborhood; in other words, we need to make this a priority…God needs to hear directly from our hearts.

If you would like additional information call 800-444-8828 to find out more.


Life Care Center hosting jewelry Relay For Life 

Life Care Center of Crossville will host a jewelry sale on Tuesday, April 15, from 1 to 2:30 P.M., as a fundraiser for the upcoming American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

Twenty percent of total sales of the Cookie Lee jewelry will go toward the Relay For Life in Cumberland County. Lois Rupert, Cookie Lee consultant, will be available with deals and details about the pieces.

The spring/summer collection can be previewed at

For more information about the jewelry sale, please call Jean Bennett, business development director, at (931) 287-1334.

The Relay For Life will take place on May 2 at the Cumberland County Community Complex, starting at 6 P.M.

Located at 80 Justice St., Life Care Center of Crossville is one of 26 rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers in Tennessee managed or operated by Life Care Centers of America.

For more information about Life Care, visit


Luncheon scheduled

The Ladies Nine Hole League’s Spring Golf Luncheon will be held at 11 A.M. at Legend’s Druid Hills on Monday, April 28th.

Soups, Salads, sandwiches + dessert will kick off this Spring Season.

All new members & previous members are urged to come, to meet new members as well as to see all your old friends.  The new Members of our Board will update you with important news regarding the upcoming Golf Season along with the applied League rules.

They are planning for one fun memorable afternoon.

Also, you may sign up for the Rally for the Cure too, Cost: $20. Date: July 21 @ Heatherhurst Crag Front.

Please plan to attend and respond by April 18. Make checks payable to:

Ladies 9 Hole Golf League & send to P.O. Box  1525, FFG, TN.  38558

Cost: $14.75  Or drop your check off at Druid Hills

Need additional information about our League go to


 PPCUG meets April 21

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday, April 21, at the 127 South Senior Center. Note that meeting time for summer sessions is 6 to 8 P.M.

Finding the Real News on the Web is the subject.

As most of us realize, the way to be on top of the news is on the web.  Newspapers are not immediate and cable news channels tend to concentrate on only a few stories at a time.  If you know how to surf the web for news, you’ll be amazed at what you can find.

The speaker for this month’s meeting of the Plateau PC Users Group is PPCUG President Steve Rosenstein.  Steve has an extensive background in journalism of both the print and electronic type.  A self-described “news junkie”, he spends hours on a typical day searching the internet for the most interesting and important news you may not be seeing on TV or in the daily paper.

Among his topics will be where to find the real news, the most entertaining articles and the things they won’t tell you on TV.  You will leave the meeting with a list of web sites that will keep you informed and entertained

The meeting begins with questions/answers (Q/A) at 6 PM.

The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation beginning at 7 P.M.

The Plateau PC Users Group meets the third Monday of the month at the 127 South Senior Center. PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the community better enjoy the use of personal computers. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings and there is no charge for attendance.  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)


Cumberland Shrine Club onion sale begins

Once again the Cumberland Shrine Club is selling those delicious Vidalia Onions! The very competitive price is the same as last year, 10# for $10. If you can’t use a whole bag, perhaps you could share a bag of onions with a friend.

It is no secret that most all hospitals are struggling financially and Shriner Hospitals need our help also. There is no charge for any of our children at any of our hospitals.

They also provide a van for transportation to Shriner Hospitals for Cumberland county children and their parents. Our onion sales support this activity.

If you wish to help us, please call Len Stark at (931) 456-1994. Orders must be placed by April 15th for a May 1 delivery to you.


OBM to be at Expo

OBM will have a table at the Volunteer Expo at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center on Thursday, April 10 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Stop by to say hello and see how we are serving our community as an all volunteer non-profit corporation and see ways you might volunteer to help them help others.

They hope you are visiting their world wide website at, which is chockfull of useful and encouraging information for everyone.

If you can’t wait, just call them at 931-456-7522/931-707-2728 or email them at [email protected]  Of course, visit them at their corporate offices at 5161 Peavine Road, Suite 101 for Sunday services at 10 and 11 A.M., Thursday Bible studies at 4 P.M., and Wednesday’s 9 A.M. to noon.


Bakers back for event

Yum! The talented bakers of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary have applied their culinary creativity to the classic Easter Egg.

In celebration of this holiest of seasons, the Hospice bakers have converted that classic egg into a delicious range of goodies and special edible products to woo the most particular of palates. The range of offerings includes many items without eggs if eggs are not your choice of food.

Scheduled to support your holiday festivities, the sale will be held in the Village Green Mall on Wednesday, April 16, from 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. Breads, brownies, pies, cakes, cookies, candies, and some very special “edible Easter ornaments” await your purchase.


Free Medicare Help

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at the Fairfield Glade Resident Services located at 4929 Peavine Road (near Food City) on April  21 from 9 A.M. to Noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuse or concerns.

Please contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 for an appointment or questions.  SHIP/SMP covers all 14 Upper Cumberland Counties.


Medicare Class slated 

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare?  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is hosting a class for those entering the confusing world of Medicare on Tuesday, April 15 from 9  to 11:30 A.M. at Art Circle Library in Crossville.

The class will consist of training on Parts A, B, C & D, as well as Medigap policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud.  SHIP is a federally funded program administered locally through the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability and provides free and objective counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.

To reserve a seat for the class, please call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044.


Thursday Couples Golf League starts April 17

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

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.

You can sign up each week by emailing your names, 9-hole handicap and whether or not you plan to eat with the group to [email protected]

For the first week sign up by 3 P.M. Sunday April 13.  There will also be a signup sheet on the Heatherhurst bulletin board located near the restrooms posted on Tuesday, April 8 and removed Sunday afternoon at 3 P.M.

The pairings will be emailed and posted on boards at Heatherhurst, Druid, and Dorchester by noon on Tuesday before play on Thursday. The first tee time each week is 3:33.  Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your assigned tee time.

Organizers for this year’s play are Russ and Virginia Schubert, ph 287-0288 and Gerald and Denise Pare, phone 287-0134. Please call if you have any questions.

All residents and timeshare visitors are welcome.


One Step meeting set

The next One Step Beyond meeting will be held at Vegas Steakhouse, April 17 (Thursday.

Mark your calendar and plan to attend. Newcomers are welcome.

They are a senior (50+) group that meet every other month at a local or nearby restaurant for a social meal surrounded by friendly people and great food.

Their schedule for the year is listed below. For questions, call Jane Webb 931-210-8841.


Business Networking Night slated for April 8

People need to know about your business before they do business with you.  You need to know more about the needs of your potential customers and clients so that you can provide the best products and services to meet their needs.

People do business with people they know, like and trust.  How do you accomplish all this?  Networking.

Mark your calendars for the April 8th networking night at the CBI.  The time is 5 to  6:30 P.M.  Bring plenty of business cards and your appointment calendar.  Meet people and set up appointments to get together to learn more about how to best work together.  Learn more about area business networking groups.

Cost: $5 per person – Refreshments Served

Place: Cumberland Business Incubator, 2569 Cook Road, Crossville, TN 38571.

RSVP: 931-456-4910


AARP program offered

The AARP Smart Driver Course, a classroom refresher course for older drivers, will be offered at the Art Circle Public Library, 3 East Street, Crossvill.

The eight-hour course will be given in two consecutive morning sessions on Thursday, April 17, and Friday, April 18, from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days.  Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

Pre-registration for the course is required.  Call Julian Kmiec, a volunteer AARP Driver Safety instructor, at (931) 484-9027 to enroll.  Cost for the class is $15 per person for AARP members, or $20 per person for non-members, payable by check to “AARP” at the first session.  Class size is limited, so call soon to procure your place in this valuable class.


Photo contest scheduled

The Cumberland County Master Gardeners are having a photo contest during their Flower Show, April 25-27.

They are looking for submissions in two categories: 1. gardens, flowers or plants from any public State park in TN, 2. gardens, flowers or plants from any of the three UT Gardens located at Knoxville, Jackson or Crossville. The photos do not have to be from the current year; they can be up to 5 years old.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, in each category and one People’s Choice.

For further details and to download the rules and application please go to and click on the PHOTO CONTEST link. Or stop by the UT Ag Extension Office located at Cumberland County Fairgrounds/Community Complex; Monday – Friday 9 A.M> to 4 P.M.  Need further assistance, please feel free to contact Erin at [email protected]


Easter Sunrise Service.

Good Friday and Easter (Resurrection) Sunday!  This is the most important weekend in all Christendom.  Jesus’ birth was awe inspiring, but, without His death, burial and resurrection, our faith in eternal life through Him would be fruitless.

The Fairfield Glade Council of Churches invites you to join us Sunday, April 20, for the Easter Sunrise Service at 6 A.M. (CST) at the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church, 130 Towne Center Way Fairfield Glade (behind Food City) at the traffic light on Peavine Road.

Plan to get up early, come as part of God’s family and rejoice with us as we celebrate the wonderful gift of salvation Jesus’ resurrection makes available to all who will receive it.

The program will be as follows:

Host Church:. FFG First Baptist Church

Opening Prayer: St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Offertory Prayer: Christ Lutheran Church

Scripture Reading: FFG Community Church

Scripture Selection and

Sermon Message: . Fellowship Baptist Church

Publicity.: Westminster Presbyterian Church

Benediction: FFG United Methodist Church

Offerings to benefit: Good Samaritans of Crossville and Habitat for Humanity.)

Note: If making donations by check, please make the check payable to FFGCOC; there’s much less time and paperwork that way. Thank you.

For more information about the program, call First Baptist Church at 931-484-6927.


Trash and Treasure Sale slated for April 17

Save this date!  The Cumberland County Republican Women will be sponsoring a Trash and Treasure Sale,Thursday April 17 from 7 A.M. to 6 P.M. and Friday 7 A.M. to 3 P.M. at the Community Complex Fairgrounds.

Are you hungry for some good Southern Cooking? Come on out for our chicken and dumplins, pinto beans, loaded hot dogs (or plain), sweets and all the fixins’ that go with them.  You don’t want to miss this!  Remember some folks junk is another’s treasure and we will have plenty of treasures for everyone.


“Think Spring” for Flowers at CCHS

If you want Spring to come, you have to think positive thoughts, how warm it is, how bright the days become and flowers, especially Geraniums, Ferns and an assortment of other annuals and perennials.

So think about the Geranium and Fern Sale put together by the students at Cumberland County High School (CCHS), which will be supported by the Fairfield Glade Garden Club.  Never has there been such an array of colors and varieties of Geraniums being offered, from blends to solid colors, including a special Burgundy Geranium.

This year they begin their sales at the First National Bank of Tennessee on Peavine Road on Friday, April 25th, in conjunction with their “Shredding Day” program.

They then move back to the greenhouses at CCHS on Tuesday April 29th, thru Thursday May 1st, where these magnificent plants are grown by the students.

On these four days the sale will run from 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., so come early if you want to get the “Best of the Best.”

They will conclude their sales support on Saturday, May 3rd, at the pavilion of the Robinhood Park at the intersection of Peavine Road and Snead Drive from as early as 7:30 A.M. ,until either they sell out or 2:30 P.M.

If you want or needmultiple plants (min. of 12) delivered, call Thomas Covino for this special offering at (931) 335-6758.  There will be a slight charge for this service.


Fair Park Senior Center events scheduled

The Fair Park Senior Center has  several events slated.

• Talent Show Auditions — The 4th Annual Crossville’s Got Talent Show will be holding auditions on Saturday April 5 at 1 P.M. at the Fair Park Senior Center.

The first place winner will receive $300., second place is 100. and third place is 50.

The Talent show will be held at the Palace Theater on April 25th at 7 P.M. It is always a fun show, $10 tickets are on sale now at the Fair Park Senior Center.

• Hawaiian Hula Lessons — Dance Instructor Noelani DeRossett will be starting a Hula class on Tuesday, April 15, at 2 P.M.  at the Fair Park Senior Center, located at 1433 Livingston Rd. Call 484-7416 and ask for Tina.

to Sign Up.

• Senior Windows 8 and Smart Phone Classes — The Fair Park Senior Center is trying to help the seniors in our area to keep up with learning the newest gadgets. Window 8, Smart Phones, Pads and Tablet classes are being taught.

Instructor Scott Bruton is holding classes at the Fair Park Senior Center from 9 to 11 A.M.and in Fairfield Glade  Discovery Center in the afternoons 3 to 5 P.M.

Please call for more info and you must sign up, and call Tina, 484-7416.