Vista Gatherings – January 12, 2015

 Local cat rescue group needs volunteers

A local rescue group, Wild About Cats, is seeking volunteers to help feed or foster homeless cats and do maintenance on small outdoor shelters.

Volunteers interested in feeding are asked to visit various locations one day a week to put out fresh food and water for feral and stray cats which have formed into colonies. When possible, cats are captured to be neutered and given a basic set of inoculations. Fostering entails caring for cats recuperating from surgery and if socialized, caring for them until adopted. Maintenance on the shelters is a seasonal job requiring basic carpentry skills and tools. Upcoming winter weather makes the need for volunteers even more pressing.

Wild About Cats follows the national standard program of Trap, Neuter, Return. While some cats will never become socialized with humans and must be returned to the colony, many cats are simply strays and are very adoptable. Having survived outside for a time, these cats tend to be extremely affectionate and grateful to be rehomed.

If interested in helping please call Nancy at 850-906-9837 or email the group at [email protected] Donations are gratefully accepted as well.

CPR class offered

There will be a Heartsaver CPR class held on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 8 A.M. at the United Methodist Church in Crossville.

The cost is $25 per person.  There will also be a First Aid class held on the same day at 12:30 P.M. in the same location.

The cost is $20 per person.  If you would like to take both classes, the cost will be $40 per person for both.

Please call Dee Dee Kuenzer at 931-200-4915 for questions or to sign up for the class.

Reading Club slated

The 2nd Annual Adult Winter Reading Club is scheduled for Jan. thru March 31 of 2016.

For every book, e-book, or audio book you completely enjoy, your name will be entered into a weekly prize drawing!

Register at the Adult Services Desk or call (931) 484-6790 ext. 235.

All titles will be kept on file and entered into a final drawing for theGRAND PRIZE at the end of the program.

The more you read, the more entries you will have towards the prize drawings!

Program leader is Margo Brown, Adult Services Librarian.

Contributions for the prizes are being made possible by Gernt Insurance  Progressive Savings Bank & Friends of the Library

Glade Dog Park is in need of donations

The Fairfield Glade Dog Park seeks donations for the annual Upcoming Trash & Treasure Sale slated for Saturday, March 19 at the  Fairfield Glade Community Center.

This event is their main fundraiser for the dog  park.

They will be collecting items for this sale on the first Saturday in December, January and then expand to every Saturday in February from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M..

You may drop off your donated items at the  Glade Store-N-Lock located on Peavine Road behind Manny & Isabella’s  Restaurant and next to the Dollar Store.

The dog park sign will be visible from Peavine Road and board members will be there to help at Unit #197.

Please note we will not be accepting clothing or or electronic devices but small appliances are fine.  We thank you for your support!

Neighbors/Newcomers to meet Jan. 28

Start the New Year out by joining Neighbor’s and Newcomer’s of Cumberland County on January 28th.  We will be meeting at the Fairgrounds Community Center, 1391 Livingston St. in Crossville.

Lunch will be catered by Forte’s:  Chicken on the Square, Vegetable medley, Rolls, Dessert, Tea and Water. (Heart Smart meals may be requested with your reservation).  You may also order Cream Puffs for $2.50 each at the time of your reservation.

Their program will consist of Cumberland Playhouse Entertainers.

They will be accepting donations for the Imagination Library.

Doors open at 11:00 and the meeting starts at 11:30.

Price of the Luncheon is $14.00, paid by check please.

Reservations may be made by calling Genie G. at 931-484-2369 or through [email protected]   If you find you are unable to attend then you must cancel no later than January 23rd   or you will be responsible for payment of your Luncheon.

Glade Garden Club to discuss backyard birding

When winter reigns, birds are hungry. Watching them and feeding them brings pleasure to many local residents. FFG Garden Club member and experienced “birder” Peggy Flierl  will introduce members and their guests to the joys of Backyard Birding.

Flierl’s more than 15 years experience birding includes ownership of a retail store named Wild About Birds.  Her program includes bird identification and feeder and food selection.

The regular monthly meeting convenes at 9:30 a.m. in the Fairfield Glade Community Church large meeting room. Members and guests are welcome to arrive at 9 a.m. for pre-meeting refreshments and camaraderie.

The program will be followed by the usual business meeting and announcements, including an update on the Club’s plans for 2016. Guests are always welcome. More information is available from Karen Dunivan at [email protected] or 287-0621.

Tea Party meets today

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Community Complex (Fair Grounds), 1398 Livingston Rd., Crossville TN 38571, on today, Tuesday, January 12, at 6 p.m. The doors open to the public at 5:30 p.m. All concerned citizens who believe in limited government are invited to attend.

The program will be presented by Josh Wheeler of the Heritage Foundation. Josh Wheeler was born and raised near Birmingham, Alabama and now lives just south of Nashville. He enlisted in the Army in 2010 and continues serving today in the Mississippi National Guard. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.S. in Political Science and now serves as Heritage’s Southern Regional Coordinator for Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

For more information on the Tea Party, log on to: www.cumberlandcountyteaparty.net

PPCUG meets Jan. 18

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday Jan 18, at the 127 South Senior Center. Note: meeting time for winter sessions is 3 to 5 P.M.

Carl Nordeen will discuss Microsoft Edge, the new replacement for Internet Explorer in Windows 10. Microsoft Edge is significantly different from Internet Explorer so that it will take some time to get familiar with it. The changes will be demonstrated with a live demo.

The meeting begins with questions/answers (Q/A) at 3 PM.

The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation 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.

Please note that starting in May 2015, a $3.00 guest fee is being collected from all non-PPCUG members. This guest fee is good for one month, for attendance at any or all of our associated groups’ meetings: PPCUG, Photography Club, and the Photography Club Workshop.

PPCUG club dues are the same as always: $ 24 single, $ 30 family, per year, payable July 1, and give admittance to all group meetings. For more information and to read the latest version of our newsletter, the Gazette, visit our web site at www.ppcuginc.com or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151   (9 AM-9 PM, only please).

Vets cancel meeting

Due to the closing of the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center for maintenance in January, the usual meeting of Chapter #297, KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION, is cancelled.  The next regular meeting of the group is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

All members are requested to reserve that date and be in attendance.  Concerns or questions until then may be obtained by contacting new Commander Gene Stone at 931-484-4610.

Plateau Photography Club Meeting Jan. 21

The topic at the next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club will be “Abstract Photos”.  Members will bring examples of colorful, interesting and beautiful designs using their cameras.  The meeting will be on Thursday January 21st at 1:00 pm in Room C of the Fairfield Glade Library Building.  All members of the Plateau PC Users group are welcome and visitors/guests may attend for a $3.00 monthly fee.  For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

Free Model Railroad Classes to Start

The Crossville Model Railroad Club will begin a new series of monthly model railroad classes at their classroom in the Crossville Outlet Center at 9 AM, Saturday, January 16.

The classes are open to anyone interested in model railroading and will cover subjects of interest to experience levels of beginner to hobbyist. Instructors will be members of the club with a wealth of knowledge in the various subjects.

The January class will cover model railroad design and rolling stock. Future classes will include basic wiring, railroad operation and weathering.  There is no charge for any of these classes but space is limited.

For more information or to register come to the club or call the club at (931) 210-5050 during operating hours which are Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4 PM and Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM. The club’s 4,500 square foot display of operating layouts in four scales is in the north end of the center next to Subway.

 NARFE lunch today

Chapter 1719 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will enjoy lunch in the private dining room at Ryan’s on Tuesday, January 12, at noon (note change in meeting time).

President, Ellie Kellermann, has invited Evelyn Korneich to speak to the group.  Ms Korneich will be addressing Medicare Coverage – what it entails, restrictions, and changes in 2016.  Come prepared to learn and have some questions answered.  As always, guests and spouses are urged to attend.

Service Officer, Bobby Suttles, will have copies of Form-100 available if any retired federal employee has not yet completed one for their next of kin.  This information will be invaluable for those in a time of stress and confusion.

Please call President Kellermann at 707-8542 if you have questions about NARFE.

Bible Study – Winter 2016 Class Begins

Register now for the upcoming winter Bible Study Tech class, “The Best Yes-Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands” with teacher, Lysa TerKeurst.  The study begins on Monday, January 25, from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m., and continues through Monday, March 7.  Bible Study Tech classes are held in the Fellowship Hall of Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church at 231 Westchester Drive.

Teacher and speaker, Lysa TerKeurst, is a wife, mother of five, and the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries. She is the New York Times bestselling author of “The Best Yes,” “Unglued” and “Made to Crave.”  Lysa was recently awarded the Champions of Faith Author Award and has been published in multiple publications such as Focus on the Family, and CNN online. Additionally, she has appeared on the Today Show as one of the leading voices in the Christian community.

Each year, Lysa is a featured keynote presenter at more than 40 events across North America, including the Women of Joy Conferences and the Catalyst Leadership Conference.

In addition, she hosts the annual She Speaks Conference, which has helped thousands of women gain the tools to pursue a calling in speaking and writing.

Bible Study Tech, or as it is also known, Bible Tech, is a women’s inter-denominational and independent Bible study. Women from many denominations attend the studies.

er and spring annually.  However, students don’t have to be a church member or attendee to be welcomed to our group.  This is a great place to find out about the Bible and explore what it means to be loved by and serve God.

An average class is composed of 40-50 members who break into small groups for discussion of workbook assignments in addition to the 30–45 minute by our DVD teacher.  The cost of $20 covers our member workbooks.  We also support local missions with any surplus funds that are given.

If you are interested in learning more about the Bible and interacting with a lot of very fun and interesting ladies, you might like to join us.   Please contact Cathy Muldoon, 456-9282, [email protected] to register or send your registration to Bible Study Tech, 108 Beechwood Dr., Fairfield Glade, TN 38558.   Registration is recommended so that materials will be available.