Vista Gatherings – April 9, 2013

Glade Hospice Life Butterfly Release in June

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will present the 3rd Annual Hospice Benefit Celebration of Life Butterfly Release on Saturday, June 15, 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 the names we are celebrating, a butterfly blessing, special music, commemorative readings, and the release of the butterflies to mingle with the crowd and 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 their event, bring a lawn chair and wear brightly colored clothing.  Those unable to attend can 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 East Adams Street.

Second 2013 WWII  Veterans Luncheon Planned

The second luncheon of the year honoring World War II veterans will be held at 11:30 A.M.,. Friday, April 26 at Shoney’s Restaurant in Crossville.

This will be the sixth luncheon since these gatherings began one year ago. Organizers are particularly interested in having those veterans who have not attended one of the previous luncheons to attend this meeting.

More than 100 veterans of World War II representing all military branches reside in Cumberland County. Veterans, spouses and other family members are requested to contact hosts Bill and Nancy Oehlecker at 788-6222 or event coordinator Ed Lewis at 335-8879 to register.  As in the past, space is limited, as please call as soon as possible.

The program will include a guest speaker as well as the awarding of many door prizes donated by local merchants.  Wal-Mart Supercenter has provided many prizes at previous luncheons and will do so again.  Frontier Communications has donated a cell phone for the April 26 luncheon.

Readers are requested to inform any known World War II veterans of this event.


Fellowship Baptist to hold breakfast April 20

Do you like a leisurely breakfast on a Saturday morning, but, hate the hassle of fixing it?  Well, on Saturday, April 20, let them do the fixin’ for you. Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, FFG, will be serving breakfast from 9; to 11 A.M. for just $5 a person and you’re invited to join them.

The menu will include Eggs ‘N Meat Casserole, Fruit Medley, Hash-brown Casserole, biscuits, orange juice, coffee and water.

Reservations are required by Wednesday, April 17.  If you’re bringing some friends, tables can be reserved; just mention it when making payment arrangements.  The church office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 A.M. to noon.  Call 931-456-2525 and leave your name and phone number if calling at other than those times; we will call back to confirm your reservation.


Crossville Business Network meeting on April 17

The Crossville Business Network (CBN) meets the third Wednesday of each month at Halcyon Days Restaurant at noon where they describe their products and services and develop new ways to let others know about who they are. Their next meeting is Wed., April 17.

There will be presentations of 2 businesses: Tim & Dee Graham with Auto Body and also Debbie Emery with At Home. Visitors are always welcome.  More information can be found on the website: or contact the Co-ordinator, Donna Blankenship 931-456-7675.

CBN is a not for profit organization consisting of business professionals. The purpose is to network together in order to improve customer service and promote the businesses of the members. This is accomplished by education, presentations and quality referrals.


Enduring Entrepreneurs Meeting on April 16

The next meeting for “Enduring Entrepreneurs MeetUp” will be Tuesday, April 16 at Cumberland Business Incubator (CBI). Bring your own lunch. Networking with other business owners begins at 11:30 A.M. and the meeting begins at noon.

Connie Price with Send Out Cards will present an education piece on “Benefits of Leads”. Visitors are welcome to attend. More information can be found on the website: or contact the Organizer, Connie Price 931-287-0123.


Plateau PC Users Group meeting set for April 15

The Plateau PC Users Group will meet Monday, April 15, at the 127 South Senior Center.  The new summer meeting time will be 6 P.M.

This month’s program is “My Favorite Things among Utility Programs and Web Services “ and will be presented in three parts by three of their members — Bob Mohar, Alan Baker, and Bob Willis. Each will present a utility program or web service that they find helpful.

The meeting begins with questions/answers at 6 P.M.  The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation beginning at 7 PM.

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 their website at or call Steve Rosenberg, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 A.M. – 9 P.M., only please)


Glade Garden Club says “Come Grow With Us”

On April 16 thru 18, the Fairfield Glade Garden Club  will begin its Annual Geranium Plant Sale at the CCHS Greenhouses. Each day will begin at 8 A.M. & close at 3:30 P.M.

There will be at least six varieties of Geraniums including two with variegated foliage and one Citronella Geranium that actually helps keep insects away. There will also be a variety of 12-inch hanging baskets with an assortment of three plants and of course, the specialty of the house, the huge Ferns ranging in size from 24 to 30 inches, some even larger. Obviously, those that come first will be able to pick and choose the biggest.

On Friday, April 19, they move to the First National Bank on Peavine Rd with the same array of plants so long as they’ve not been sold out.

The sale will begin again at 8 A.M. & close at 3:30 PM.  Then, on Saturday, April 20, they move to Robinhood Park for the final day of the sale.

The students have added an additional 50 plants to make up for those who didn’t get what they had hoped for last year, but again, even with the extra plants, they can’t guarantee there will be any left.

They will open our sale to the public at 7:30 AM and close at 2 P.M. or as soon as they are sold out.

Please don’t wait to the last minute, come first, come early and get all you’ve hoped for. Remember, all proceeds go to our Scholarship Program which will assist those furthering their education in a related Agricultural or Horticultural field.


Master Gardeners present Stephenson April 26

Bob Stephenson will be giving a talk on Friday, April 26, at 12:30 P.M. at the Cumberland County Master Gardeners’ Spring Flower and Garden Show.

The talk and show will be held at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds (the talk is free after paid admission $3). His talk will focus on how to take better wildflower pictures.

If you are new to photography (or have a new camera and don’t know how to set it up), there will be time after his talk to help you with your camera.

Bring your camera and the book and Bob will take time to help. This is the perfect talk to listen to because on Saturday, April 27 there will be a wildflower talk and walk at the Cumberland Mountain State Park.


Women’s 9-Hole Golf League set luncheon date

The Women’s 9-Hole Golf League President, Sara Drake invites all members to kick off the 2013 season at the Opening Luncheon on April 29.

This year’s luncheon will be held at Legends at Druid Hills. They will start with Caesar Salad followed by Grilled Chicken Marsala, Au gratin Potatoes and a Vegetable Medley, Rolls, Iced/Hot Tea and Coffee Service all for $15.

Doors will open at 11 A.M. with service beginning at 11:15. All members are encouraged to attend to hear about improvements made to the courses and our league. Members will have the opportunity to pick up their copy of the new yearbook, handy new member directory, and participate in the 50/50 drawing.

This will also be a great time to register and bring your $20 check for 2013 fundraiser “Rally For The Cure” to be held July 29.

Checks of $15 payable to The Women’s 9-Hole League should be mailed to Sara Drake at 13 Wren Ct Fairfield Glade TN 38558 or put in the Women’s 9-Hole League envelope located at Druid Hills Pro Shop bulletin board by April 25. They will try to accommodate any dietary restrictions that are noted with payment.


Tuesday Night Couples League to begin May 7   

If you enjoy the social aspect of golf – love playing fun and challenging games, and, want to meet and make new friends, then we are the golf league for you. They have golfers with single digit handicaps and those with the maximum. Everyone is welcome!

The Tuesday Night Couples league begins Tuesday, May 7 and continues thru the end of September. They play nine holes each Tuesday (weather permitting), with a shotgun start at 4:30 P.M., at Dorchester Country Club, then all gather to enjoy dinner and/or drinks, at different venues around Fairfield Glade and pass out prizes. Sign up is on a weekly basis (at Dorchester & Druid) so you won’t be tied down if you have other plans.

For information please contact any of the following:  Pat and Dom Janusky, 931-456-4985 –  [email protected]; Dave & Maralee Rivard, 931-484-0895 – [email protected]; Tim & Glory Sullivan, 931-456-4478 – [email protected]


Elks hosting all-you-can-eat Fish Fry

The Elks Lodge is serving its famous Fish Fry 4 to 7 P.M. The price for this all-inclusive price of $10 per person, and you can enjoy  “All-you-can-eat” fish and sides of coleslaw, french fries or baked potato and dessert.

For the non-fish lover, they offer a single serving of a half baked chicken which includes all side dishes, children 8 years and younger half price. Children under 3 years eat free.

Through their local Lodge, district, state and national programs, they provide healthful activities, guidance and assistance to over 8 million boys and girls every year. They  fund scholarships, athletic teams, summer camps, scouting and drug education.


Weight Loss Challenge starting this week

Our next Weight Loss Challenge is beginning the second week of April. Participants receive 12 weeks of personal coaching, free metabolism testing, nutrition education, group support to cheer you on and best of all, it’s lots of FUN!

The cost to join for the ENTIRE 12-week program is $35 and the top 3 losers will take home the cash. Average participants lose 30 pounds and 30 inches during the  12-week class.

For more information, location and to pre-register, please call Margie Krivy at 931-707-1308. Space is limited, so be sure to call early to reserve your seat.


Friend’s Book Sale set for April 19

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.


Korean vets to meet

Uniforms are preferred, but optional and attendance is necessary for the Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association meeting set for 1 P.M. on Wednesday, April 10, at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge

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

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


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.


Rummage Sale slated

On April 12 and 13 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.


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.


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.


“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 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.

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.

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.


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: or call 456-4680.

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.


Fairfield Glade Garden Club

The Fairfield Glade Garden Club will be focusing on pruning trees and shrubs at this month’s meeting.  Our local pruning specialist “Woody” from Landscape Solutions will be sharing his expertise and providing technique tips in this area of landscape gardening.  The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17 from 9:30 to 11:30 A.M. (doors open at 9 A.M.) at the Fairfield Glade Community Church at 521 Snead Dr. The Club welcomes anyone interested in gardening to attend our meetings which are regularly held on the third Wednesday of each month. If you are interested in joining, membership is only $15 per year. For more information, contact Ellen Jeffers, 931-707-8578.


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.


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.