Vista Gatherings – January 10th, 2012

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.  Thank you for your support of our student scholarship program. Please no Saturday calls.


We are pleased to announce the up coming Light”N”Lively Dance on January 27th,the theme will be”Super Bowl Celebration” at the Multi-purpose Building on Lakeview Drive. The event will start at 7pm until 10pm and we invite all clubmembers,timeshare members and any guest eager to share in the evening of dance.

The music will be provided by artist D.J. Garrison.  The cost for non-members is $10 per couple or $5 for a single. The dance is a BYOB affair with the club supplying ice, snacks and coffee. If there are any questions please contact co-hosts Jim and Jenny Lamb (484-5991) or Ken and Grace Schrader(456-0777).


Lynne Looney will be the featured artist at the Cumberland Art Society Backdoor Gallery January 2-29.  A public reception will be held Sunday, Jan. 22, 1-4, to honor the artist at 186A S. Walnut Ave., Cookeville.  The exhibit may also be viewed Monday thru Friday’s, noon to 4 and Sunday’s, 1-4.  For more information call the art society at 931-526-2424.


Looney had her first art lesson at age 5 and her art interest has continued throughout her life.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Instito Allende, San Miguuel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.


Currently Looney’s main areas of interest are abstracts and oversized florals on studio canvases after 40 years of producing large-scale projects.  Her work is characterized by bold colors, expressive brushwork and multi-textured surfaces.


More of Looney’s work may be viewed at her


“Welcome to Medicare” Classes in Fairfield Glade


Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare benefits and choices?  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is conducting a class for Upper Cumberland residents entering the confusing world of Medicare.  Classes will consist of training on Parts A, B, C & D, as well as Medigap (supplement) policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud.  SHIP is a federally funded program administered locally at the Upper Cumberland Development District and provides free and objective counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.  To enroll in the class, please call 1-877-801-0044.  Seating will be limited to 20 and will be held at the Fairfield Glade Community Center in Crossville on January 18, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  Training materials will be available to those who have a reservation.


Ecumenical Prayer Service at the Palace Theater

For Immediate Release

Contact Jack Smith 456-5361  HYPERLINK “mailto:[email protected][email protected]


On Friday January 16th at 6pm at the Palace Theater, Christians for Justice and Peace will conduct its second annual ecumenical prayer service. This year the prayer service will address those who are suffering because of poverty and those who perform services to help eliminate the pain of the poor. Everyone is invited to attend.


January 16th was selected because it is Martin Luther King Day. On this day we not only honor the man but also keep alive the legacy of Dr. King and his call to action. While Dr. King is most remembered for his defense of equal rights and his “We Shall Overcome” speech, he also delivered equally powerful messages against violence and for aid to the poor. More powerful messages relating to the need for everyone to act to help the poor are found in Scripture. The prayer service will focus both on the messages of Dr. King relating to aid to the poor and the messages from Scripture that clearly define the call to action to help the poor.


At the prayer service, prayers will be offered both in the form of music and words. The musical selections will be delivered by an impressive array of musical talent including members of the Cumberland County Community Chorus under the direction of Marty Gibson, an ecumenical choir under the direction of Brian Bacon, and a Hispanic chorus under the direction of Alysa Medina.  The words will begin with selections from the messages concerning poverty delivered by Dr. King followed by a prayer delivered by Tom Warren, Pastor of Pleasant Hill Community Church. The words will continue with selections from Scripture that speak to the need for service to the poor followed by a prayer delivered by Father John Dowling, Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.


You are encouraged to attend this powerful prayer service and to bring your friends and neighbors.


On the same day at 11:30 am  in the Art Circle Library, the Council for Diversity will remember the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King with a program “The Beloved Community” that fosters the messages concerning equality by recognizing the people and organizations in Cumberland County who have made a difference.


“Photography Club

The next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club will be on Thursday, January 26th at 1:00 pm at the Fairfield Glade Community Church.  At that meeting we will review photo books members have made, select a new background shot for our website and show and discuss this month’s photography topic, Black and White.

We are a Special Interest Group of the Plateau PC Users Group and visitors and prospective new members are always welcome.  For questions call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.”


The January meeting for the VIS (Visually Impaired Support) Group will be on Jan. 12 . The guest speaker is scheduled to be Suzanne Smith from the Voting Commission.

This meeting will take place at The Bank of Crossville, 1251 N. Main St. from 9:30A.M. To 11:30A.M Please check out the VIS web site at

They are a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the blind and visually impaired in Cumberland County, thru education, transportation, closed-circuit television, support meetings and socializing.

Please call Leonard Hallender at 210-3303, or Joyce Lignar at 788-6955 I if you have any questions


Bingo, Band-aids and more will be on the January 26th agenda  for Neighbors and Newcomers.  Make your reservation now to join us at the Art Circle Library in Crossville.  Jan. 21 is the reservation deadline (707-1683).  Lunch will be catered by Forte’s on the Square and will feature Chicken and the trimmings ($13).

Monetary contributions or supplies for the School Nurse is our project for the month(Band-aids, tissues etc).

If you plan on joining us for bingo, please bring a gift to share.

If you have turned in a previous order for cream puffs, please bring a seperate check for this.

Co-Pres. Marita and Vickie are asking for volunteers to help set up and take down tables for this meeting (9:30 a.m.).  Doors open at 10:30 with the meeting starting at 11:00.    As parking spaces are precious….Please Car Pool.  Hope to see you there.


The Plateau PC Users Group will meet Monday Jan 16, at the 127 South Senior Center, located at 1460 South Main Street in Crossville. NOTE WINTER MEETING TIME IS

3 PM.


The program topic is: Computer Tablets


Our guest speaker will be Mr. Mark Krolikowski, an “Easy” Tech Expert from Staples in Crossville.  He will discuss and demonstrate various models of Tablets, explaining their features and uses.  We are also asking our members and guests to bring their own personal Tablets and tell about their likes and dislikes. If you have a Tablet or are considering buying one, this meeting is for you.


The meeting begins with questions/answers at 3 PM.  NOTE WINTER MEETING TIME.  The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation (speaker) beginning at 4 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 our web site at or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 AM-9 PM, only please).


Interfaith Amigos Visit Pleasant Hill

Getting to the Heart of Interfaith -The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi and a Sheikh


The popular Interfaith Amigos will hold a seminar on the campus of Uplands Retirement Village on Saturday, January 7th, from 9 a.m. to noon.  A book signing will follow, with books for purchase at the event (or bring your own). On Sunday, the Amigos will participate in the dedication of the new sanctuary of Pleasant Hill Community Church. Visit or for more information.  All are welcome to join our community at this lively discussion and celebration.  All events are free.  Call 931-277-3193 for more information.





The January meeting for the UCRWC will be on January 12 at 4:00 PM at Ryan’s Restaurant, located on Hwy. 127 in Crossville.  If you would like to have dinner there, Ryan’s is offering the senior rate of $4.99 until 3:00, just mention that you are there for the meeting.

The focus of our meeting will be to set the agenda for the rest of the year.  We invite all conservative minded ladies to join us and bring a friend; we look forward to meeting you.  Men are also welcome to join us as auxiliary members.


KWVA starts year with open meeting on January 11

On Wednesday, January 11, 1 p.m., at the Fairfield Glade Conference & Convention Center on Stonehenge Dr., the Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association will open the beginning of their regular monthly meeting to all WWII and Korean War Veterans.

This portion of the meeting will be devoted to an informative presentation dealing with “Honor Air Knoxville” and an all expense paid one day trip to visit Washington D.C from Knoxville.

Gus Gocella, a resident of Lake Tansi, who is the Cumberland County Representative for “Honor Air Knoxville” will make the presentation and be available for questions. He will also have application forms available for the 2012 season. Gocella also acts as a guardian on these trips and has been a guardian for about six of our members during 2011.

After the presentation, the Chapter will hold a short business meeting. For additional information or questions please feel free free to contact Commander Bob Johnston at 931-484-8798.

The Chapter asks that anybody attending please bring one or more containers of canned goods, which is subsequently donated to the Cumberland County Veterans Service Officer’s pantry for needy veterans.


Volunteer Coin Club to meet January 10

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30 pm. 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.


American Legion set to meet

The American Legion Post 163 will meet on Thursday January 5th. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm with the meeting to follow. American Legion Post 163 meets the first Thursday of the month at the post located on South Main Street (Hwy 127 S) in Crossville.  Members are also reminded that 2012 dues need to be paid by the end of January to keep continuous membership years. For information call 931-456-7642.


Republican Women’s Club holding first meeting of 2012

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will have their first meeting of 2012 on Thursday, January 5 at 5:00 PM at the Republican Headquarters. We will be discussing plans and events for the new year and voting on some important issues. Our membership dues should be paid at this time.

The groups says this is a very important meeting so bring a friend and get ready for a very busy political season — as 2012 is an election year and we will elect a President and representatives for the Senate and the House of Representatives.


Join in on the Tansi Dance Party

Everyone is most welcome to join the fun at the Tansi dance party to be held Jan. 6th at 7 p.m. at the Thunderbird Activity Center. Frank Byars will entertain for your dancing & listening pleasure.

Please bring your own beverage plus a snack to share. Admission charge is $6 per person or you may save money & join the club for $80 per couple per year or $40 per person per year.  If you have questions, please contact Mike Livingston at 788-6483


Piecemakers Quilt Guild Business Meet January 4

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold it’s monthly Business Meeting on Wednesday January 4th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the 127 South Senior Center located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville. We have a wonderful Trunk Show and Lecture being presented by our own Award Winning Peggy Garwood whose passion is Appliqué.  Everyone is welcome. Call Wynnell Busch at (931)456-2676 for further information.


Corvette Club of Cumberland County meeting set for January 5

The Corvette Club of Cumberland County is having its third meeting on January  5th, 2012 at Dave Kirk’s Body Shop Lobby, across the street from the dealership, located on  N. Main Street, Crossville, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The main agenda item for this meeting is the election of club officers. Our goal is to have fun with our vehicles, conduct driving tours/road rallies/events and hope to support and conduct a future fund raiser for a local charity. Tentative trips in the planning for next year are: a Spring Tennessee Waterfall tour and visit/tour the Bowling Green Assembly Plant & Corvette Museum. We encourage spouses of members to be involved.

If you have a Corvette from a C1 through C6 and are interested in joining, we’ll see you at the January 5th meeting. For additional information contact Mike Riharb at (931) 456-5688  [email protected]  or Coy Watson (931) 459-4976 [email protected]


Who wants to feel like a millionairee??

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.

‘Tis the season to be jolly…’  But are we jolly?  The busy, multi-tasking urgency of the holiday season can make more demands on you and your time and can be exhausting.

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.


SAM Schedule finished

The ’SAM’ (Single Adult Ministries) will NOT MEET for coffee, tea and company during during the winter months. They will resume meeting in mid-March when the weather improves.   Questions?… Call 456-0634.


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 .


No meetings for a month for Plateau Photography Club

The Plateau Photography Club will not be meeting in December.  The next meeting will be on January 26th at 1:00 pm at the Fairfield Glade Community Church.  Hope to see you then.  For questions in the meantime, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.”


Give the gift of art!

Don’t know what to buy for that special person? Consider purchasing a Gift Certificate from the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade.  Beginning in January, a stunning series of happenings at the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade may present itself as a Christmas art gift for the art enthusiast.

Watercolor classes (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) begin January 5, 2012.  The Smorgasbord Series of monthly two-hour classes begins January 10, and the first Beading Class of the year is scheduled for January 24 along with two Pastel Classes on January 30 and 31.

For extra gift giving, this certificate may be used for items in the art gallery, prints, photography, pottery items, jewelry, and note cards.  Look for the following classes in 2012:  Portrait Classes, Basics of Painting, Color Study, Painting With a Palette Knife, Summer Children’s Classes, and Colored Pencil Workshop.  Additional classes are being planned.

For more information, stop in the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine), Fairfield Glade, or call 931-707-7249.  The Art Guild is a not-for-profit volunteer ©(3) organization and an equal opportunity provider.  Look for us on Facebook.


Stamp Club will be

holding meetings

The Upper Cumberland Stamp Club holds bi-weekly meetings at the Fair Park Senior Center at 11 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

The Senior Center is located at 1433 Livingston Rd. in Crossville, across from the County Fairgrounds.

All interested in stamp collection are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Ray Kusmierski at 484-3479 or Art Meharg at 707-1435.


Are you raising a grandchild or relative?

For more information on assistance and support, please contact Vicki Beck at the Upper Cumberland Developments District toll free at 1-877-275-8233.

Adult relative support group meetings will be held on every third Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m. It will be held at the UCHRA Bldg., at 73 Methodist Campground Loop, Crossville.