Vista Gatherings – February 28, 2017

Korean Veterans to solicit new members

Cumberland County reportedly has more veterans than any other county in Tennessee.  Many of these veterans served during the Korean War in the early 1950’s and are eligible to  become members of Plateau Chapter #297 Korean War Veterans Association, which meets once a month on the second Wednesday of each month.  In March, our meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 8, at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive.

The meeting always begins at 1 P.M.  If you are a Korean Vet, please visit them at this meeting or future meetings on the second Wednesday of each month.  They prefer you would become a member, however no pressure will be put on you to join—these meetings allow you to evaluate their efforts to see if you would care to join them.

Basic tenants for membership are serving in the Korean theater of operations during the Korean War, June 1950 thru July 1953, and since that ending date, having a honorable discharge, a 214D, and $25 for the first year dues.  Lacking any of these, they can assist in retrieving them.

Some of the activities we are involved in are a spring fund raiser, which funds Cumberland County Scholarships and assists worthy entities in the County, Honor Air, etc.  They also involve ourselves in day trips, a summer member picnic, and a member Christmas party — all these activities also include family, spouses, significant others, and guests of the member.

The purpose of the Korean War Vets organization is to:  1. Assist in defending our nation 2.Care for our Veterans 3.Perpetuate our legacy 4.Remember ots missing & fallen 5.Maintain their Memorial 6.Support a free Korea.

They hope to see some new faces at the March and subsequent KWVA meetings.  Questions or additional information can be obtained by contacting Dick Malsack at 931-707-7292.

A reminder for the April meeting, County Agriculture Agent Gregg Upchurch will be their guest speaker covering growing problems in Cumberland County.

Simms Returns to FLEX Silver Sneakers

Certified fitness trainer and health coach, Clintina Simms, will resume leadership of the FLEX Silver Sneakers exercise classes for men and women on Monday March 6.

The Medicare approved program is sponsored by Fair Park Senior Center. Doors open at 10:30 A.M. with exercise from 11 A.M. to Noon on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at the First Baptist Church Discovery Center, 5160 Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade.

This Silver Sneakers exercise program is characterized by low impact cardio, strength, stretch and balance movements. You may exercise standing or seated in a chair. The class ends with deep breathing exercises that you are encouraged to do daily.

If you have Part D Medicare Supplement insurance, call your insurance provider to determine if your insurance plan covers Silver Sneakers exercise. If you don’t have coverage the class fee is two dollars.

For more information, call Fair Park Senior Center 931-484-7416 or Clintina 931-250-3390.

Irish-for-A-Day!

Sure and be’gorra, it’s that time of year again!  Regardless of your last name, everyone can be an honorary ‘Irishman-for-the-day’ on Friday, March 17th.

‘ Wearin’ O’ ta Green’ is not required, just a smile will be fine.

Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade (38558) will be serving their annual Corned Beef ‘N Cabbage Dinner promptly at 5 P.M. (CT), in their Fellowship Hall, followed by a fun time of karaoke.  (It isn’t truly Irish without music and singing!)

A delicious all-you-can-eat , home-cooked meal of corned beef, cabbage, boiled potatoes, carrots, rolls, desserts and beverages will be catered by the Kitchen Crew for just $8 per adult and $4 for children under 10.  Paid reservations are needed by Wednesday, March 15 at 6:00.

And, seating is limited so please don’t wait to get your paid reservations in.  We’re located off Peavine Road, 1⁄2 way between and across the road from The Custard cabin and Tuttle Lane. (Look for our church sign.) The church office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 A.M. to Noon.  Any questions?  Call 931-456-2525 or email [email protected]

Kinseekers ‘Collecting the Past’ on March 2 

At their Thursday, March 2 Kinseekers Meeting, Chuck Sherrill will discuss “Collecting the Past.”

That could be the Kinseekers motto, couldn’t it?  It is definitely a good description of what they do (or attempt to do.)  Chuck will share details on some of the genealogy and records projects currently being carried out at the Tennessee State Library and Archives; project that will make their research easier to accomplish.

In addition to Chuck’s program, they will be discussing their participation in the Genealogy Workshop, “Looking ‘4’ Ancestors,” that they are co-sponsoring with the Crab-Orchard Chapter DAR and Celtic Circle, at the Art Circle Public Library on Saturday, March 25.

Kinseekers meet the first Thursday each month from 1 to 3:00 P.M. (CT) in the Fellowship Hall at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, Fairfield Glade.  Park in the back and come in through the Sanctuary side back door.

You don’t have to be actively involved in genealogy research to attend.  Yearly dues are $10, but, they invite you to attend the first time as their guest.

The February 2 meeting with speaker Joyce Rorabaugh,  from The Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center, was well attended and very informative.  She passed around handouts and gave us  many useful suggestions for successful research on ancestors’ records from before 1850. And, she left them with this thought… ”The end of one search, is just the beginning of the next one!”  Now, that can be either encouraging or daunting, but, is definitely challenging.  The group hopes to see you on the second of March.

Other genealogy related groups in the area are: The Celtic Circle which meets the first Tuesday each month at 6 P.M. at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville. Contact callingallclans201. @gmail.com for details; The Cumberland County Genealogical Society which meets the first and third Monday monthly at 6 P.M. at the Art circle Public Library, 3 East Street, Crossville. Phone 931-484-6790 for more information; and, of course, the Archives at 95 East First Street, Crossville, which is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. Phone 931-456-2006.

Applications taken

Cumberland County United Fund 2018 Grant Funding applications, for 501 C 3 non-profits that provide services and programs to people in Cumberland County, are now available on-line by emailing, [email protected] or calling, 931-484-4082.

Deadline for completed applications will be on March 23rd at Noon. Our location is 348 Taylor St. Crossville TN, 38555.

Hospice meets March 6

The first meeting of 2017 for the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be held Monday, March 6th, at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Hall 7503 Peavine Road.

A brief social time will begin at 2:30 P.M.and the meeting will be called to order at 3 P.M.

Members will be discussing the calendar of events newly planned for this year.  Their first event will be held on April 22nd at Stone Memorial High School Auditorium and will be a “CHOCOLATE FEST “and Guest Speaker on the topic of “LIVING IN SPITE OF LIFES LIMITATIONS”.

Committees for advertising, community outreach, and baking chocolate delicacies will be formed this month.

This is the perfect time for members old and new to join them and help in planning our events for the New Year.  They always encourage our members to extend an invitation to neighbors and friends to learn about their auxiliary and how they can serve in support of Cumberland House.  If you are interested in being a guest or bringing a guest, please contact Jo Templin 931-484-4182 or Linda Frazier 931-210-7603 co- membership chairmen.

All monies raised be Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary are used to support the ongoing operation of Cumberland House, a six bed end of life facility which accommodates all persons without consideration of their ability to pay.  Please join them in support of this worthy cause.  There are opportunities suited for everyone.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet March 14

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday,  at 6:30 P.M. on March 14.

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.

Workshops scheduled

The Cumberland County United Fund will host a Non-Profit Workshop Series, presented by SCORE, with the dates and topics listed as follows:

March 7th – Fundraising; April 19th – Board Development; May 17th – Financial Management; August 10th – Marketing; November 9th – Strategic Planning.

TIME: Noon-4:30. LOCATION: Roane State Community College Cumberland County Center ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please bring your own brown bag lunch. There is no fee, however you will need to RSVP.

For any questions, email Holly Neal at [email protected] or 484-4082.

Volunteer Needed

Cookeville, Tenn. – The Putnam County Remote Area Medical Clinic is seeking up to thirty additional dental professionals and up to 15 additional optometry professionals to volunteer at the RAM Clinic on March 18 and 19. Those interested in volunteering should visit www.ramusa.org/volunteer to sign up.

RAM will host a mobile medical clinic on Saturday March 18 and Sunday March 19 at Cookeville High School in Cookeville TN. Details for the free clinic will follow in a separate press release.

Local Pastor Comes with Ashes to Glade

Pastor Andrew Abraham, of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, recognizing that not everyone’s schedule allows for attending a full worship service on Ash Wednesday, is happy to oblige those who are eager to share in the ancient tradition of having ashes applied to the foreheads as a sign of repentance for sins and transgressions.

He will be at the Fairfield Glade Library (Room C) on Ash Wednesday, March 1st, from 10 A.M. to Noon.

All are welcome to come and go as they please in an “open-house” format. Pastor Andrew will offer a brief prayer with individuals, and, using the ashes, will trace the sign of the cross on their foreheads. On subsequent Wednesdays throughout the Season of Lent (March 1- April 12) Pastor Andrew will be offering a FREE course at the same Glade location on the Four Scriptural accounts of Jesus’ Passion & Death.

This class will be a tremendous learning experience for all who attend. For questions, please call Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church at 931-484-3461.

Blood Drive at Church

The American Red Cross is sponsoring the Fairfield Glade Blood Drive on March 3, from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M., at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 308 Town Centre Drive, Fairfield Glade.

Do You Like to Dance?

The premier dance club in Fairfield Glade, the New Generation Dance Club, always welcomes new members and guests.  Sponsoring four events each year, the affairs feature a three-course dinner, cash bar, and live music at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center.

Events begin with a social hour at 5:30 P.M. followed by dinner and dancing till 9 P.M.

With quality bands playing a wide variety of musical selections, you are sure to find many opportunities to dance on the largest and finest dance floor in the area.

For information on joining the club or attending a dance as a guest, please contact Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097 or at [email protected]

UCHRA program invite

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).

This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.  This training is twenty hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies.

They provide assessment and testing services to determine your present skill level and for the types of occupations you would like to train.

They conduct workshops to teach you the best methods for finding, applying, interviewing, getting, and keeping the right job.

If you have any questions or would like to see if you are eligible, please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office in Cookeville located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville.

Marathon Pinochle to continue through May

Want to meet new people, old friends , and enjoy playing Pinochle? Now is the time to enroll for our 2016-2017 season. Play began last September, and ends in May.

There is a game for each month, and schedules can be arranged to play any mutually convenient date.

Each team plays 9 games, which are alternately at your or your opponent’s homes. Cost per season is $11 per person, $22 per team which covers prizes and club expenses.

Prizes are awarded at a catered luncheon in June. This year’s event will be held at Fairfield Glade Community Church on June 10, 2017.

Send your name(s), address, phone and e-mail contacts with a check made out to Laurie Kreskowiak to Laurie at 24 Belvidere Ln, Fairfield Glade, Tn  38558. Call Laurie at 931-484-2123 or John Moritz at 931-456-2290.

Volunteers needed

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community and learn more about tax return preparation?  You could be a part of a team of volunteers that provide free tax services to our community.

As a volunteer, you’ll join a program that’s helped millions of people file tax returns at no charge for more than 40 years.

Last year the AARP Tax-Aide volunteers at the 6 regional sites completed over 2500 returns, federal and state, and assisted many more.

people to determine their need to file.

New volunteers are always needed.

If you would like to be involved, but aren’t sure if you want to prepare returns, consider working at one of the sites greeting clients, checking identification and/or organizing the paperwork.

For more information about the program or to arrange to attend training, call 456-4212.