Vista Gatherings – February 14th, 2012

he Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday March 1, 1pm at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr, FFG. At the next meeting, Joyce Yaeger will discuss providing documentation when applying for membership with the DAR and an overview of joining genealogical societies. Visitors are welcome to come and listen to Joyce or any of monthly meetings.


One Step Beyond a group for people who are alone will meet at Halcyon Days for lunch on Tuesday, February 28, at 12:00 P.M.  We can order from the menu and receive separate checks. Reservations are required and must be called in no later than Friday, February 24, to Bobbye Bitto 707-8607, or Carolyn Oshry 788-1155.  Come out and have a delicious lunch along with good company.  If you have to cancel, please call Bobbye or Carolyn as this is a courtesy to the restaurant and other guests.


For more information on our group, please call Carolyn Oshry.


he County-wide Ecumenical World Day of Prayer (WDP) will be held at the Pleasant Hill Community Church, UCC on Friday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m.  In the event of inclement weather, the program will be provided on March 9. Men, as well as women are encouraged to attend.  World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer on the first Friday in March.   Each year a different country serves as the writer of the World Community Day of Prayer worship service.  For 2012, the WDP Committee of Malaysia developed the theme “Let Justice Prevail”. This service will begin at the first sunrise on March 2, 2012 in the Pacific region, and follow the earth’s orbit around the world.


The Cumberland County Republican Party will hold their regular monthly meeting on February 21 at 6:00 PM at the Community Complex Fairgrounds. Linda Baehr-Caldwell, Chairman of the Cumberland County Election Commission, will present an overview of the March 7th voting ballot, absentee ballot, the new voter ID law and voter integrity.  Kim Wyatt, County Trustee, will be our featured speaker. Kim is part of our effort to inform the public of new changes in our county offices. There will be an opportunity for questions  afterwards. Michael Reagan, Ronald Reagan’s oldest son, is coming to Tennessee! . Michael will speak at Bryan College on April 12. For more information call 423-775-7323 or on line at Jonathan Brown, representing Bryan College, will announce more details at our meeting.The Republican office is now open 3 days a week, between 10 AM-2 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Interested volunteers who would like to help should call 456-4414 or email [email protected].


BRUNCH AT THE ELKS    February 19th  2012   Serving 9 am to 1 pm

We offer a full breakfast buffet of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, chipped creamed beef on biscuits, orange juice, fruit, coffee or tea.  Also available are made to order omelets with all the fixings. Swedish pancakes for the asking with several sweet topping to choose from.  The total price for all of this is just $ 9.00 per adult including sales tax and $4.50 for children 8 years and under.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and their guests and is located at 1145 Genesis Road .  This is about a mile south of I-40.  Parking is limited so please car pool if you can.  Membership in the Elks Lodge is opened to males and females aged 21 and over who are American citizens and believe in God. Please call 484-0150 if you would like additional information. The Lodge is open from 12 noon until 9 pm Monday through Saturday.


The Light ‘N” Lively Dance Club will hold a Valentine’s Day dance on Friday, February 24th. The evening will begin at 7p and end at 10p at the Multi-purpose building on Lakeview Drive. The music for the evening will be presented by Frank Byars. Dress is casual, since the theme is Valentine’s Day,wearing something red or pink would be appropriate.

Time share members and guests are welcome,the cost is $10.00 for a couple and $5.00 for singles. This is a BYOB, the club will supply water, ice, coffee, snacks and a dessert.

Please consider and if you have any questions you may call our hosts for the evening>Don and Irene Goodrich 484-1746 or Tom and Sigrid Roberts 484-3683.



“Plateau Photography Club

The February meeting of the Plateau Photography Club will be held on Thursday, February 23rd at 1:00 pm at the Fairfield Glade Community Church.  Let’s cheer February up this month with photographs of flowers, either take some new shots if you can find them or bring shots taken in your travels.  We are a Special Interest Group of the Plateau PC Users Group.  We meet monthly and visitors/prospective members are always welcome.  For questions, call Roger Coulther at 788-2069.”


For questions about this article, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.


Gong Show a Night Full of Laughter!

The 2nd Annual Gong Show at the Palace Theater is a night of funny laugh out loud acts, which will put a smile on your face that will last a long time. The host of the show will be Henry Hunnicutt. The judges will be Sheriff, Butch Burgess; Fire Chief, Mike Turner, and WOW Country 102.5, Ronnie Chase. The special guest is an Unknown Comic; see if you can guess who this funny guy is!  If you like performing funny acts or just like watching them, don’t miss this show!, you can get your tickets or sign up your act today at Fair Park Senior Center. Contact Tina Taylor 484-7416. The show will be Friday Night Feb. 17th at 7:00pm.


Elks “All-you-can-eat”  Friday Fish Fry

February 10th 2012

Why not take your sweetie out for a pre valentine dinner?  The Elks Lodge is serving their famous Fish Fry on February 10 from 4-7 pm.    The Elks Lodge is open to its members and their guests and  is located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40.

You can enjoy All-you-can-eat’ fish plus “all-you-can-eat” side dishes of coleslaw, French fries or baked potato and dessert.  For the non-fish lover, we 0ffer a single serving of a half baked chicken which includes all side dishes. Price is $9.00 per person, children 8 years and younger half price ($4.50).

The Elks Lodge is open to male and female aged 21 and over who are American citizens and believe in God.  If you would like additional information, call the Lodge for more details 484-0150.    Please keep in mind we have limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated.

Lodge hours are 12-9 pm Monday through Saturday.


Christian Women’s Prayer Connection


The Cumberland Plateau Christian Women’s Connection invites all area women to the Thursday, February 9, Prayer Connection from 10-11:00 a.m.  The location is at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Drive, in Room #2.  Prayers are offered for our country, our community, elected officials, churches, current issues, families and ourselves.  The Prayer Connection meets the second Thursday of every month and is open to all faiths.  For further information, please contact Sharon Hilton at 456-0634.


Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Elks Lodge

On Tuesday Feb. 14 2012 the Elks Lodge is having a Valentine dinner dance for $16.00 per person.   This is a great place to take you sweetheart for dinner and dancing.  We offer the best Prime Rib dinner in town!  Menu includes prime rib, baked potato, mixed veggies, salad, tea and dessert.  We are serving from 5-6 pm music and dancing from 6-9 pm.  Call the Lodge at 484-0150 to make your reservations soon!

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests and we are located at 1133 Genesis Rd, just ½ mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12-9 pm Monday through Saturday.

The Lodge is open to male and female aged 21 and over who are American citizens and believe in God.  Please keep in mind we have limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated.


Helping Hands Ministry offers knitting classes.

HHM is offering free knitting classes on

Monday’s at 10:30am.  All materials will

be provided, just come for fun.  Call 707-8606

for more information.  HHM is located at

8166B Peavine Road in Crossville.


 Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold meeting

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold it’s monthly Business Meeting this Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the 127 South Senior Center located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville.

Their program for this month will be “ MEET YOUR MENTORS.”

Everyone is welcome to come. Call Wynnell Busch at (931) 456-2676 for further information.


Hospice raising funds

The Fairfield Glade Hospice auxiliary raises funds for Hospice of Cumberland County, and will hold its next meeting will be on Monday, March 5th at 2:30 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Social Hall, 7503 Peavine Road.

They welcome all members of the community who would like to participate in our goal of providing quality end of life care to patients and bereavement care for their families.

The meeting will start with a half hour of socializing and refreshments, followed by the meeting.

Two on-going fundraising projects are Auxiliary Cookbooks – “Caring & Sharing” for $12 (call Mary at 459-2328) and a beautiful porcelain Angel ornament for $20 (call Bernie at 456-6920).

Both of these items make great gifts and support our Hospice of Cumberland County.

Other upcoming events include: Walk-a-Thon – Monday, May 7; Butterfly Release Celebration of Life – Saturday, June 16; Bake Sale – Saturday, Sept. 10; Fashion Faire – in October; and the Hospice Holiday Ball on Sunday, Dec. 2.


CCRWC meets Thursday

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will have their regular monthly meeting on Feb. 2th at 5 p.m. at the Republican Headquarters located at 539 West Ave., Suite 103 across from Kat’s Karwash.

Remember that they have changed their meeting dates to the first Tuesday of each month.

Also, the group is still taking canned goods for the Veteran’s Pantry so bring a can or two with you.

At 6:00, after our regular meeting, everyone is invited to come hear the candidates for Assessor of Property and you will be able to ask questions and visit with them

Finger foods and beverages will be provided. So come on out, be informed and get prepared for the  March 6th election.

Early voting begins on Feb. 15th at the Election Commission Office across from the Courthouse.

Remember photo ID’s are required to vote. Anyone 65 or older may request an absentee ballot which does not require a photo.

If you have questions call 484-4149.


Storytime slated Feb. 11

On Feb. 11, Quackers & Friends will be presented in the Children’s Library at the Art Circle Public Library – 3 East Street in downtown Crossville.

The storytime, with puppets and music, will begin at 11 a.m. for ages 0 to 6.                                       For more information, call 484-6790 ext. 240 or ext. 228.


Korean vets set meeting

Plateau Chapter #297 of the Korean War Veterans Association, will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. (sharp) at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonhenge Drive.

For additional information or driving directions, please contact Cmdr. Bob Johnston at 484-8798.

Johnson has termed this meeting ultra-important and asks for a full contingency of the membership.

The two subjects of greatest importance are modifications of the 2012 budget and discussion of the by-laws -— hopefully, they can both be finalized, voted on, and accepted.

Preliminary plans for the 2012 fund raiser, the sale of the Rose of Sharon (National Flower of South Korea), will be set in motion.  This effort commences in March this year and the more help available, the more successful the group can be in subsequently helping the needs of the Cumberland County people.

The group’s motto remains:  “All Funds Raised in Cumberland County will be returned to Cubmerland County.”

Guests with military or Korean service backgrounds are welcomed to sit in on our meetings, but cannot vote on matters at hand.


Shrimp Scampi Dinner

Members and their guest are welcome at the Elks Lodge Shrimp Scampi dinner on Feb. 3 from 4-7 p.m., at 1145 Genesis Rd.

Guests will receive a healthy portion of pasta and shrimp scampi. Along with this tasty dish there will be garlic bread, salad and dessert for only $8.00 per person.

Children eight and under are half price.

Reservations are requested so call the Lodge to day and sign up!

If you would like additional information, call the Lodge for more details 484-0150.


Luncheon date set

The Fairfield Glade Women’s 9-Hole Golf League’s Opening Luncheon will be held April 30, at 12 Noon at Legends.


VIS hosting concert

VIS (Visually Impaired Support) proudly  presents in concert at the Palace Theater the Southern Rascals with Henry Hunnicut  M.C. on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 pm.

Enjoy an evening listening to country, light rock, blues, and mojo.  Tickets are $10 and seats are limited to 300.

Please call Linda Simmonsat 456-6701 or Joyce Lignarat 788-6955 for more information.

The February meeting for VIS (visually impaired support) group will be Feb. 9. This meeting will take place at the The Bank of Crossville, 1251 N. Main St. from 9:30- 11:30 a.m.

The guest speaker for this meeting will be Joyce  Rorabaugh from the Archives of Cumberland  County.

A board of directors meeting will follow at 1 p.m. at the same location.


Volunteeers needed for Gun And Knife Show

August may seem a long way off, but it’s time to act if you want to take part in the second annual Gun and Knife show at the Cumberland County Complex.

Last year’s show was a roaring success and this year’s event,  August 5th thru 7th is expected to be even bigger.

Volunteers are needed for the show and a Volunteer Kick-Off Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 8th at noon at the County Complex main building.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas: Publicity and advertising; greeters at the show; welcome packets and door prizes; vendor recruitment; set up and tear down; and program development.

If you wish to be a vendor now’s the time for early sign-up and multiple table specials.

A six-foot vendor table is $50, but those taking advantage of early sign-up have a chance to save and get their spot.

For more information contact Donnie Moody at 931-484-6431 or at [email protected]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Elks Lodge

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Elks Lodge is having a Valentine dinner dance for $16.00 per person.

This is a great place to take you sweetheart for dinner and dancing as they will offer a great Prime Rib dinner that will include baked potato, mixed veggies, salad, tea and dessert.

They will be serving from 5-6 p.m. with music and dancing from 6-9 p.m.  Call the Lodge at 484-0150 to make your reservations soon.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests and we are located at 1133 Genesis Rd, just 1⁄2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Please keep in mind there is limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated.


United Fund hosting 45th Annual Dinner

The United Fund of Cumberland County invites contributors and interested individuals to the 45th  Annual Dinner Meeting on February 9 at 5 p.m. at Hilltoppers.

Please call 484-4082 to make your reservation.


Ready for “Spay-Ghetti”?

Wags and Whiskers – Spay / Neuter Advocates will again sponsor a “Spay-Ghetti Dinner” to raise funds for spay / neuter of community animals.

The event runs all the month of February at the popular Genesis Italian Grille restaurant in Crossville (931-707-9800).

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door and include spaghetti, meat balls, bread, salad and a drink.  They are good for any lunch or dinner time in February.

Tickets are available at the restaurant, from any Wags and Whiskers Board member and on Saturdays and Sundays in front of the Food City store on Peavine Road, or call 788-2201 to make other arrangements.

To learn more about Wags and Whiskers, please visit their website at .


Kinseekers set meeting

The next meeting of the Kinseekers of Fairfield Glade will be held on Thursday, February 2, at 1p.m. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr.

At the next meeting, Joy Hummel will present the ORPHAN TRAIN.


Shanks holding reception

The Shanks Center for the Arts will host a First Thursday Reception on  February 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event will take place at 140 N. Main Street, across from the Depot, in Crossville.

Visitors will be able to view the newly-created Warehouse Gallery plus three new exhibit galleries, and an extended Gift Shop. 931-787-1936.


One Step Beyond to hold meeting at Wellness

One Step Beyond, a group for people who are alone, is hosting a meeting on Friday, February 3, at noon at the CMC Wellness Complex’s conference room at Woodmere Shopping Center.

The guest speakers will be Dr. Barry Wagner, CEO, and Rebecca Foster, RN, BSN, Director of Quality, Patient Safety and Accreditation. Both are with Cumberland Medical Center.

It is very important for those who are alone to know that we have a hospital as good as other cities in Tennessee.  They will discuss the past, the present and future of our hospital.  After their presentation, they will give those present an opportunity to ask questions.

Anyone who is alone is invited to this one-hour presentation. There will be no lunch served, but you may bring your own brown bag lunch.  Coffee will be supplied.

There is no cost for this event, but reservations are required as space is limited.  If you plan to attend, please call either Bobbye Bitto at 707-8607 or Carolyn Oshry at 788-1155, no later than Wednesday, February 1.  Remember, this is open only to those people who are alone and interested in the future of our hospital.


Bible Study group set to begin on Feb. 1

Join our Women’s Ministry as we explore “James, Mercy Triumphs” with Beth Moore.

The Women’s  Wednesday morning Bible Study, at Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church,  is about to begin on February 1s, at 9 a.m.

Topics in this study include Joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility and prayer.

Plus, Beth introduces a new study approach she has never done before.

You are invited to join us and to reserve your study book ($15.00), sign up sheet in church foyer or contact Cynnie Kringel- 287-0423.

The address is 5160 Peavine Rd.


Volunteer Coin Club to Meet February 14

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, February 14 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.


Florida Fruit arriving

Florida fruit continues to arrive at the Inez Wrenn Adventist School.  The volunteers are happy to serve you.

The Deadline for the February fruit orders is February 9, 2012, for delivery between Feb 21-24.

Fruit orders should be called into  Bette at 707-1919; Beth at 484-3380 or Sarah at 788-6453 or e-mailed to [email protected]

For additional information call Morey at 707-5661.Please do not try to call Millie in February, but call Sarah for Feb Orders.      Available fruit for February are: CA Navels and Mandarin oranges, Florida Temple oranges, Ruby Red Grapefruit and Tangerines.


Who wants to feel

like a millionaire??

Visiting with the elderly is a priceless service that anyone can do. We need volunteers to “ make a Visit”.

For more information on our Volunteer Program contact Ladelle Randolph, Public Guardianship office, 931-432-4111, ext. 284.


Changing Life progr

am meeting each Monday

Changing Life from the Inside Out meets every  Monday at The Multi-Purpose Bldg., 455 Lakeview Dr., from 9:00—10:00 a.m.

The group enjoy offering complimentary coffee, tea and muffins, along with printed hard copies of our current topics of discussion.

Join them for personal support as we take this part of life’s journey together.

For more information, contact Sandie Dutcher at 456-5783 or Mary Ann Webb at 484-2973.


Writers group

not meeting

The Plateau Writers club will NOT be meeting in December. For more information about the group, contact Joyce Cohen at 707-1562.