Vista Gatherings – January 14, 2014

Quilt Guild to meet

Members of the Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild will begin their 12th year as a Guild at the monthly membership meeting scheduled for Friday, Jan. 17, from 9 to 11:30 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall of the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church.

Members are reminded that dues of $15 per person for 2014 are due at the Jan. meeting.

The program for the meeting will feature an overview of Guild activities, programs, special events, and some surprises scheduled 2014.

The annual budget will be reviewed and presented to the membership for their vote.

Fat Quarter color for the monthly drawing is “Red.” Show and Tell and the Fat Quarter drawing will conclude the meeting.

Guests are always welcome and encouraged to get acquainted with the Guild and its many activities.

The purpose of the Fantastic Quilt Guild is to further the art of quilting through education, sharing, service, preservation, and social camaraderie.

For more information on the Fantastic Quilt Guild, or the monthly meetings, please contact Guild Co-Presidents, Bunny Gowell at 931-707-0094, or Barbara Patterson at 931-707-9747.


One Step Beyond event scheduled for Feb. 6

Mark your calendar for One Step Beyond’s first luncheon of 2014. They will meet at Beef and Barrel in Crossville at noon, Thursday, Feb.6.

One Step Beyond is a club that meets every other month at a local restaurant for enjoyable get togethers for those that are 50 plus years of age who are alone, i.e., (single, widows, widowers, etc.).

The guest speaker will be Linda Yates McCully of Linda Yates Travel.

Reservations are required for their luncheon and they hope you can attend. If you plan to attend, call in no later than Friday January 31. Jane Webb 931-210-8841, Lillie Fondell 707-7558 or Bobbye Bitto 707-8607 will be able to take your reservations.

Order from the menu and receive separate checks.  They will publish the yearly calendar of events at a later date so look for the events calendar for this year and mark your calendars. For questions about the club call any of the three names mentioned above.


 CLC hosts Women’s Retreat in February

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the Christ Lutheran Church Women will host a full-day retreat from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. The $20 registration fee also includes the cost of lunch.

Checks should be made payable to CLC Women of the ELCA and sent to Christ Lutheran Church, 481 Snead Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN.

All are welcome to join us for this inspirational workshop, Stories for the Journey, which is focused on the presence and power of biblical stories, faith stories, and personal stories. For the retreat, each participant is encouraged to bring an object (a memento of one’s own personal faith journey).

The day’s presenter, Judy Aebischer, is a member of the Network of Biblical Storytellers, who has passions for storytelling of all kinds.  Having graduate degrees in both literature and biblical studies, she spent 20 years in adult education program development in congregational and synodical settings.  She has now retired from her position as Associate in Ministry of the ELCA.


Hoop Shoot Fundraiser set at Palace Theatre

Elks Lodge #2751 will have a fundraiser, featuring Robert Keever, an Elvis impersonator from the Country Tonight Theater in Pigion Forge, TN.  The performance will be at the Palace Theater, Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7 P.M.

Tickets may be purchased at the Palace Theater or by calling 484-6133.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for 12 and under.

The proceeds help defray the cost of the 2013-14 “Hoop Shoot” expenses, such as shirts, plaques, gas for travel to District, and physical education equipment to the participating Cumberland County Elementary P.E. departments.


Cumberland County Democrats to Meet

The Cumberland County Democratic Party will have their monthly meeting, Monday, Jan. 27.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p at the Crossville Housing Authority, 67 Irwin Avenue. All area Democrats are encouraged to attend.


Bible Study Tech Kick-Off is ongoing

Register now for the upcoming Bible Study Tech class, “Why Do You Believe That?” with teacher, Mary Jo Sharp.

The class began on Monday, Jan. and will end Feb. 24.  Bible Study Tech classes are held at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church.

Mary Jo Sharp is a former atheist from the Pacific Northwest who thought religion was for the weak-minded. She now holds a Masters in Christian Apologetics from Biola University and is the first woman to become a Certified Apologetics Instructor.  She has a teacher’s heart, a love for God and a desire to help Christians share God’s truth with gentleness and respect.

Bible Study Tech, or as it is also known, Bible Tech, is a women’s inter-denominational Bible study that just celebrated its10th anniversary in September.

The cost of $20 covers our member workbooks.  We also support local missions with any surplus funds that are given.

Please contact Karen Hein, 456-6707, [email protected] or Cathy Muldoon, 456-9282, [email protected] for more information or send your registration to Bible Study Tech, 104 Prescott Lane, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558.  Registration is recommended so that materials will be available.


DAR holding workshop

The Crab-Orchard Chapter DAR is holding a Genealogy Workshop

The workshop will be held on Jan. 18, 2014 from 9 to 3:30 P.M. at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville.

Tickets are $20 per person and include a boxed lunch.  Tickets must be purchased in advance, seating is limited.  Tickets may be purchased at First National Bank on Peavine Road or at Hilliard Lyons in Fairfield Glade.

You can also call Joyce Ernst at 931-788-1457 or Marsha Martin at 800-890-5596.  The speakers for the workshop are Gordon Belt and Darla Brock from the Tennessee Library and Archives.

Ms. Brock will speak on Civil War Records and Southern Claims Commission Records. Also speaking is Steve Cotham, author and McClung Historical Library Collection Manager, Dr. Dennis West from University of Tennessee who will speak on DNA and its use in Genealogy.

DAR Genealogists will be available to assist with those illusive ancestors.  There will also be representatives from other patriotic groups.


Volunteer Coin Club slated to meet Jan. 14

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14 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 (456-0397) or Franc Conner (337-1247) for information.


Support Group offered

Are you or someone you know hurting from the pain of separation or divorce?

Beginning Jan. 22 at 6 P.M.. each Wednesday we will be starting a support group called “DivorceCare”.  This event will be sponsored by Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church

Contact Paul or Kay Forsythe with questions at 287-0164. Childcare will be provided.


 Its Spay-Ghetti Time

It’s time again for the ever-popular Wags and Whiskers “SpayGhetti” fundraising event at Genesis Italian Grille Restaurant on Interstate Dr. in Crossville.

Tickets are good at lunch or dinner anytime in the month of February, 2014 and include great spaghetti, meat balls, salad, bread and a drink.  You get all that for only $10 and the proceeds go to help provide low-cost spay/neuter of dogs and cats in our community.

Tickets are available at the Bed and Biscuit Kennel off Peavine Rd, Happy Hound Realty in Fairfield Glade and the Duplicate store on the 4-lane across from Crossville Tile and Flooring (at Chuckles Dr).

Get a group together and enjoy some great food for a good cause.  For more information, call 931-788-2201.


Study group formed

On Jan. 15, 2014 at 9 A.M., a Women’s Bible Study group will consider the topic, “Covenant: God’s Enduring Pormises” with Kay Arthur

This will be held at Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Contact: Mary Lee Dingee at 931-456-4462 for more information.


PPCUG to consider County Archives

On Jan. 20, the  Plateau PC Users Group will feature a presentation by Joyce Rorabaugh, Certified Archival Manager of the Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center.

This program will include an introduction to the Archives, what is its purpose and benefit, what material is contained within the Archive and who has access to that information.

An explanation of the availability and use by the public of the (Library Version) of, will be covered. Genealogy classes and seminars are also available at the Archives.

The meeting begins with questions/answers at 3 P.M.

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. Visitors are always welcome at their meetings and there is no charge for attendance.

For more information and to read the latest version of our newsletter, the Gazette, visit their web site at or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 A.M.-9 P.M., only please).


Fruit on its way soon

February is the next month that the new citrus fruit will be coming from Florida and California.  Available fruit in February will be:  Florida Navel Oranges at $33 and $18 for large and small boxes, respectively; Ruby Red Grapefruit at $29 and $16 for large and small boxes, respectively; Florida Seedless Mandarins at $8 a 5 lb bag, also available in 40 lb. boxes; and the variety pack small box at $24 per box.

February order deadline is Feb 13, for delivery between Feb. 25-28. Call in your fruit order to Penny 456-9905, Lee 788-1375, Linda 484-8249, Joy 456-1935 and Jerry e-mail orders at jers[email protected]

Thank you for your continued support of the Inez Wrenn Adventist School scholarship program.  Further questions call Forrest, fruit coordinator at 788-1375.


Tea Party slated to meet on Jan. 14

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Community Complex (Fair grounds) on Tuesday, Jan.14, at 6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30).

All concerned citizens who believe in limited government are invited to attend and let your voice be heard as we head into this year’s general election which may be the mot important election of our .lifetime.

Guest speaker will be Paul Bailey, White County businessman and farmer who seeks to represent the citizens of the 15th  State Senate District in the Republican Primary Election on August 7.  The District is comprised of six counties, including Cumberland.

For more information on the Tea Party, log on to:  HYPERLINK “”


Meeting scheduled

The Annual Meeting of the United Fund of Cumberland County, Inc. will be on Jan. 23, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center’s Board Room. at 4:30 pm.

There will be light refreshments and a time to celebrate what the United Fund has accomplished in 2013 and plans for 2014.  Please RSVP by calling 931-484-4082.


Register now for golf

Another fun-filled golf season is fast approaching. Register now for the 2014 Women’s Nine Hole Golf League.

Golfers are asked to register online at

The league plays Mondays with a 7:30 A.M. shotgun start beginning May 5 and ending Sept. 29.

The venues will be all five Fairfield Glade courses. Please not that you may choose to play from the red tees or the forward green tees.

The tee area you choose will be your designated tee area for the entire season. Flights are determined using the “Player’s Index” with no tee box restrictions.

The deadline for applications and dues checks is April 21, 2014. The opening luncheon will be held April 28.

Membership dues of $20 (and registration form if you do not register online) should be sent to: Women’s Nine Hole League, P.O. Box 1525, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Make checks payable to FFG Women’s 9-hole League.

For more information, call Sandi Wolfswinkel at 707-0194 or Sue Moss at 707-7944.