Vista Gatherings – February 21, 2012

Hurray!  It’s almost spring.  The members of  the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club are doubly excited about the date.  On March 20th one hundred lucky ladies will enjoy a Champagne Brunch in some of the most beautiful  homes in the Glade.


Co-Chairs, Judy Johnson and Karen Gainer, want to keep the menu a secret but rest assured it begins with some bubbly.  And you won’t even know where you’re having lunch until about a week before when you receive an email giving you the location and directions.!


A few tickets remain.  At $16.50 each they will go fast.  Check with your friends and then call Judy (210-8992) or Karen (456-8493) to make your reservations and purchase tickets.  As with all club activities, funds raised will support the philanthropic endeavors of the biggest club on the Plateau.


The first meeting of the Cumberland Mountain Storytelling Guild will take place on Thursday, February 23 at 1:00 in the afternoon at the Shanks Center for the Arts across from the Crossville Depot on Main Street.  Enter through the door on Taylor Street.  The guild is being formed to encourage storytelling among its members and to offer storytelling workshops and other storytelling events in Cumberland County.


For more information, please contact Betty or Mike Roe at 788-1016.


Fairfield Glade United Methodist Women invite you to attend a “Lenten Breakfast” on March 14th at 9:00am in the Fellowship HALL. Lent is a wonderful season of grace and we do not need to do it alone. We can support each other on our Lenten Journey with the companionship of friends ,new and old. Join us and bring a friend for a special breakfast and listen to a program entitled “What Do We Need to Give Up?” presented by Rev. Lanita Monroe and Director of Program Ministries, Paulette Richardson.

Sign ups are required due to food preparation and start February 26th and the deadline is March 11th. You can sign up at the church office located at 

231 Westchester Dr., Fairfield Glade or call Cathy Fridrich (931-287-0160).


The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold it’s monthly Business Meeting on Wednesday March 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the 127 South Senior Center located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville. Our Program for this month will be “Fun and Done Quilts” presented by Elaine Lindsay from Loose Threads Quilt Shop in Harriman, TN. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call Wynnell Busch @ (931)456-2676 for further information on Programs and upcoming workshops.


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 at 707-8607 or Carolyn Oshry at 788-1155.  Come out and have a pleasurable lunch with good food and company.  If you have to cancel, please call Bobbye or Carolyn as this is a courtesy to the restaurant and other guests.


The Upper Cumberland Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will hold its first membership meeting of the year on Monday, March 5, at Elks Lodge 2751 on Genesis Road.  Social hour begins at 5:15 PM followed by dinner and meeting at 6:00 PM. Chapter member John Wigington will be the guest speaker.  He will give a power point presentation on his recent accomplishment of hiking the 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail.  The buffet dinner cost is $12.50 per person and offers a choice of entrees – petite filet or chicken cordon bleu – in addition to vegetable selections, salad and cherry cobbler as dessert.   For reservations call the Sec-Treasurer at 707-0928 no later than February 23. Members, spouses, guests and individuals interested in the activities of the chapter are most welcome.

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will have their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 1st at 5:00 PM at the Headquarters.This is a very important meeting so please try to attend. We will have an update from members who attended the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women Luncheon in Nashville, discussion of the upcoming primary, and Ladies Day On the Hill Monday, March 26th. Those members who plan to attend Ladies Day need to be at this meeting. We will also be finalizing plans for our Trash and Treasure Sale on April 19,  from 7am to 7pm and April 20th, from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. We meet the 1st Thursday of each month so reserve that date and we welcome anyone interested in joining our group. REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR CANNED GOODS FOR THE VETERAN’S PANTRY.




Many positive comments have been received from our supporters about all of the nice sweet fruit received so far this year. You won’t want to miss the Navel and Mandarin oranges from California.  Also, fruit coming from Florida is the Ruby Red Grapefruit, Tangerines and the new Pineapple oranges, which are a sweet tasty juicy orange. Deadline for the orders is March 15.  In order to place your citrus fruit orders, call Bette at 707-1919, Beth at 484-3380 or Millie at 456-1580 before March 15.  Address all additional questions to Chuck at 456-1580.  March and April will end the fruit arrivals for this season. Order your March fruit now.  Thank you and we appreciate for your support for our student scholarships.


Boys & Girls . . .Come to the

“Ducky Lucky” Quacker’s 

        Puppet Show!


Saturday, March 17th @ 11:00 a.m.

Art Circle Public Library

3 East Street in downtown Crossville  ~  931-484-6790


Storytelling with puppets & music for ages 1 to 101!

St. Patrick’s Day treats for everyone!


Kinseekers set meeting

The 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.


No need to be alone

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.

Guests 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.


World Day of Prayer

The 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 in the Pacific region, and follow the earth’s orbit around the world.


CCRP meets Feb. 21

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. She is part of the group’s 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 their meeting.

The Republican office is now open three days a week, between 10 a.m. and noon on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Interested volunteers who would like to help should call 456-4414 or email [email protected]


Fish Fry at Elks Club set

The Elks Lodge is serving their famous Fish Fry on February 24 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.


Light ‘N Lively Dance slated for Feb. 24

The Light ‘N” Lively Dance Club will hold a Valentine’s Day dance on Friday, February 24th.

The evening will begin at 7 p.m. 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 event, 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 — at 484-1746, or Tom and Sigrid Roberts 484-3683.


Photography Club to meet

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.

The Club is a Special Interest Group of the Plateau PC Users Group and meets monthly and visitors/prospective members are always welcome.

For information, call Roger Coulther at 788-2069.


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 show will be Friday Night Feb. 17th at 7:00pm.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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 program 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.