Vista Gatherings – February 5, 2013

WWII Veterans Luncheon

scheduled for Feb. 22

Four luncheons were held in Crossville in 2012 to honor local World War II veterans, and all were well attended.

The first luncheon of the new year will be held Friday, Feb. 22 at 11:30 A.M. at Shoney’s Restaurant and all veterans and spouses are invited and encouraged to attend.

Cumberland County Sheriff Butch Burgess will be the special guest and speaker at this event.

Interested veterans are requested to call hosts Bill and Nancy Oehlecker at 788-6222 or Ed Lewis at 456-8879 to register.  As with previous luncheons, space is limited, so please call as soon as possible.


Quilt Guild meeting set

The Fantastic Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Feb. 15 from 9 to 11:30 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church.

The meeting will follow the usual format opening with the business meeting followed by the announcement and explanation of upcoming activities by the Education Director and her committee chairs.

Fat Quarter Chairs, Pattie Arnold and Carol Breeding will introduce the featured seasonal block based on February’s colors of the month, green, magenta and violet.  Completed blocks are due at the March 15th meeting.

Becky Johnson, scheduled to teach the Pineapple Quilt class slated for Friday afternoon Feb. 22nd, will show samples of the quilt and provide class registrants with a supply list as well as answer members’ questions on the use of the special ruler designed by Gyleen Fitzgerald.

Vice-President Judi Gerth continues to collect annual $15 dues from renewing current and new members. Show and Tell and the Fat Quarter drawing will conclude the meeting.

The purpose of the Fantastic Quilt Guild is to further the art of quilting through education, sharing, service, preservation, and social camaraderie.  Guests are always welcomed. For more information on the Fantastic Quilt Guild, or the monthly meetings, please contact Guild President Sharon O’Shea at 931-484-3165.


Elks’ Fish Fry on Friday

The Elks Lodge is serving their famous Fish Fry on Feb. 8 from 4 to 7 P.M.

For this all-inclusive price of $10 per person, you can enjoy “All-you-can-eat” fish and sides of coleslaw, French fries or baked potato and dessert.

For the non-fish lover, we offer a single serving of a half baked chicken which includes all side dishes, children 8 years and younger half price.

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

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

The Elks Lodge is located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12 to 9 P.M., Monday through Saturday.


Playhouse actors entertain at N&N

Neighbors and Newcomers began the new year surrounded by snowflakes and penguins, fun and camaraderie at the Art Circle Library with an attendance of 139 members and guests.

This month’s guest list included several “half-backs”as those Michigan and Ohio people have learned the place to live is Crossville, Tennessee. A welcome prize was awarded to one of these lovely ladies and hopefully, they will all become members.

Lunch was catered by Forte’s and while enjoying our lunch, they were treated to several songs from our local Playhouse actors.

Each performer sang songs from upcoming shows or a favorites of theirs. Michael Ruff stole the show with his rendition of “Your Feets’ Too Big” from Ain’t Misbehavin.’

The group’s own local travel planner extraordinaire, Shirley Butka, described several upcoming trips she has planned. Contact Shirley at 931-484-9611 for more information.

The next meeting will be held at the Fairfield Glade Lutheran Church, 481 Snead Drive. The speaker for this meeting will be Sam Venable, columnist and humorist for the Knoxville News Sentinel.

To reserve your place, please email:[email protected] or, if you  prefer, call Robbie Corbin 931-456-2790 or Barb Ferency 931-707-8121.


County Piecemakers Guild to meet Wednesday

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold it’s monthly Business Meeting on Wednesday Feb. 6, at 10 A.M. in the 127 South Senior Center located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville.

This month’s Trunk Show will be presented by Marian Sykes. She will be showing embellishments using Sulky Threads This is a program you do not want to miss.

Contact Lois Miller at 931-456-4561 for further information on this and upcoming Programs and Workshops.


Korean vets set meeting

While a few of the “Snowbirds” are away for February, Commandeer Bob requests a good attendance at the February meeting to be held Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 1 P.M. call to order, at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge.

Questions and/or driving directions may be directed to Commander Bob Johnston at 931-484-8798.


Parkinson Support Group to meet Feb. 14

The Parkinson Support Group will not be having their February Meeting at 2:30 P.M. on the first Tuesday of February at Christ Lutheran Chruch in Fairfield Glade as originally scheduled.

They will be having their meeting in the Conference Room at the Cumberland County Medical Center on Feb. 14, Valentine Day, at 2:30 P.M.

If you are interested in attending we will need you to contact Sally Jo and Gary Dixner at 931-484-0193 by Feb. 11.

They have enough room for 60 guests, so if you are interested please give them a call. They will be discussing the signs and symptoms of Parkinsons and all the suggestions for dealing with the disease.

David Mainstar, the Director of Physical Therapy at CMC will also be there with helpful suggestions for Parkinson’s patients. If you have parkinson’s disease, or are a caregiver for someone with Parkinson’s disease, or a family member, please plan to be there.


Washington birthday celebration scheduled

Did you know that when Washington became President, France had a King, Russia had a Tsarina, China had an Emperor, and Japan had a Shogun and that the office of President is the only one that has survived until today?

Did you know that George Washington is credited with introducing the mule to America?

This year will be the 281st birthday for George Washington. To celebrate The Crab Orchard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the First National Bank will hold an open house on Feb. 22, from  to 4 P.M. at the First National Bank on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade.

Come by for a piece of Cherry Pie and a cup of coffee.


Upper Cumberland Civil War Roundtable

The Union riflemen who turned back the disastrous Confederate charge at Franklin, Tennessee, in late 1864 will be the topic of discussion Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the monthly meeting of the Upper Cumberland Civil War Roundtable.

The Franklin attack launched by Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood was larger and cost more Confederate casualties than the more famous charge by Maj. Gen. George Pickett at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Franklin toll was 6,200 men in five hours, including a dozen Confederate generals, compared to a Federal total of 2,300.

The Roundtable’s speaker for the evening is author Eric A. Jacobson of Spring Hill, Tennessee, whose book Baptism of Fire focuses on three pivotal Union regiments in the battle.

The UCCWR meets on the second Tuesday of each month (except for a June-July hiatus) at 6:30 P.M. at First Presbyterian Church, 20 N. Dixie Ave. in Cookeville. Visitors are welcome.


Volunteer Coin Club

to meet on Feb. 12

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12 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 (931-456-0397) or Franc Conner (931-337-1247) for information.


Porsche owners to meet

Porsche owner or Porschephile – doesn’t matter!  If you love Porsches and are interested in getting together with others just like you, we are trying to form a simple local group who loves the brand.

This will not be a club, no dues; just get together to talk about Porsches, maybe do a road trip to the lovely Cumberland countryside, meet for breakfast, lunch or dinner on occasion or just enjoy each other’s company.

A small group met at Roma’s Mexican Restaurant for lunch on Saturday,  Jan. 26 and they are planning to get together again for breakfast (site TBD) on Saturday, Feb. 16.

They hope to do a small drive into the countryside in late March followed by dinner somewhere in the local area.

If interested, contact Keith Kurz at [email protected] or by mail at 116 Sugarbush Circle in Fairfield Glade or call (931) 456-8322.


CCRWC meets Feb. 7

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will have their regular monthly meeting on Feb. 7 at the Republican Headquarters at 4:30 PM.

In our 2013 initiative to learn more about our community support groups, our guest speaker will be Connie Reagan, spokesperson for Bread of Life.

If you are interested in joining our club,  we are a group of like-minded conservative ladies who strive to better our community and give support to our elected officials. Please try to attend and bring a friend or two.


Light “N” Lively Dance Club to host event

On Feb. 8, the Light “N” Lively Dance Club will celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with an evening of music and dance, provided by Frank Byars.

The members of the dance club welcome  Fairfield Glade, Timeshare guests, and residents of the Crossville area.

The cost for the evening is $10 for couples or $5 for singles.

It is a wonderful time to pass a Friday evening. As always the event is held at the Multi-Purpose Building located on Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade.

The dance is a BYOB event with coffee, water and ice provided by the club.

Everyone is welcome to bring in table snacks and a dessert is provided by the Host couples.

It is recommended that all persons planning to attend  the dance to call Mary Spagenberger (931-456-4549)

The host couples for the evening are Bernie and Darlene DeFillipi (931-456-9749) and Mike and Doris Kotecki (931-707-7548).


One Step Beyond announces key dates

Please mark your calendar for the following One Step Beyond events:

Thursday, Feb. 21 — Lunch at noon at Beef and Barrel restaurant. Order from menu and receive separate checks. Reservations are required and must be called in no later than Friday, Feb. 15.

Tuesday, April 16 — Dinner at Vegas Steakhouse; reservations for dinner at 6 P.M.  “Les Miserables” is showing at the Playhouse. Phone 931-484-5000. Purchase your own tickets for the playhouse and sit where you want. Dinner will follow at Vegas. Reservations are required for The Vegas and must be called in no later than Thursday, April 11.

Friday, June 14 — Lunch at noon at Crawdaddy’s Restaurant, Cookeville. They will sit outside since the weather (hopefully) will be warm. The address is 53 Broad Street, near the Depot, downtown Cookeville. Separate checks will be given and reservations are required by June 7.

Thursday, August 22 — Tentative. Picnic at Druid Hills Country Club in Fairfield Glade. Brats, burgers and hot dogs on the patio. Separate checks will be given and reservations are required by Friday, August 16.

Friday, October 18 — Lunch at Cumberland State Park 11A.M. In order for all to sit together, all have to be there by 11 A.M. Fish will be served, and of course buffet served also. Separate checks will be given and Reservations are required.

Thursday, December 5 —  Tentative. Forte’s Time/Date and Prices TBD.

Some dates and prices are not finalized as of yet and others may change due to unforeseen circumstances. They will be posted in the newspapers as those dates draw near.

For all reservations outside of those that are pre-paid, call Bobbye Bitto – 931-707-8607 or Jane Webb 931-210-8841 by the required date. For prepaid reservations, make checks payable to One Step Beyond and mail to Lillie Fondell. Her address to be furnished at a later date.

If you’ve reserved any of the above events and need to cancel, please call Bobbye Bitto or Jane Webb. This is a courtesy to the restaurant and other guests. Thank you.


Kinseekers to meet

The next meeting of the Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 1 P.M., at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr.

The next meeting Joyce Rorabaugh will discuss the topic “getting organized with paper and software.”

This would be the perfect meeting to come to if you are just starting in your genealogy journey.

Please note that Kinseekers have changed to meet only once a month, the first Thursday of every month. For more information please call Erin at 931-456-8367.


Fruit deadline Feb. 7

All orders for the Inez Wrenn fruit program for February delivery, must be in by Feb 7.

Available fruit will be CA Navels, FL graperfruit, Temple oranges, CA Mandarin.

For ordering, call Joy at 931-456-1935; Lee at 931-484-8624 or Penny/Kelly at 931-456-9905. Millie is in Florida, so please call one of the other ladies to place your order.

Most fruit comes in 4/5 and 2/5 boxes. Request prices and box size from the ladies.

Additional info may be obtained by calling Forrest Draper at 931-788-1375.

Bible study winter

session has begun

Mary A. Kassian will be the DVD instructor at Bible Study Tech for our winter session.

Bible Study Tech is an Inter-Denominational Women’s Bible Study in Fairfield Glade, which offers all women a chance to study the Bible in-depth.

You are welcome to join them on Mondays from Jan. 14 thru Feb. 25, at  1:30 P.M. to 4 P.M., at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall.

Cost of the class is $20 for the workbook.  Pre-registration is suggested by Jan. 3.

Please send your name, address, e-mail 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 please call 931-456-9282.


Free Model Railroad Classes Scheduled

The Upper Cumberland Railroad Society (UCRS) has scheduled a series of classes to teach current and aspiring model railroaders how to build and operate their own model railroad.

The classes are offered on Saturdays in the newly built UCRS education center at the rear of the model railroad display in the Crossville Outlet Mall.  Classes will be taught by experienced model railroaders from the Crossville Model Railroad Society. Though the focus will be on HO scale, most of the information will also be of use to those wishing to model in in O, G or N.

Classes will be held at 8 A.M. on Saturdays and are as scheduled:

February 9 – Basic Maintenance; February 23 – Basic Digital Control; March 2 – Railroad Operations; March 9 – Kit Building; March 16 – Weathering.

The classes are free and no experience is needed. Attendees must pre-register and class size is limited to 12.

Those wishing to participate may register at the model railroad display at the mall open Friday: 12-4, Saturday: 10 – 5 and Sunday: 12 – 3.

Registration is also available by e-mail at [email protected]