Vista Gatherings – January 15, 2013

Mustard Museum wanted for Crossville

Crossville has a claim to fame most residents don’t know.  We make 23% of the mustard consumed in the United States.  Right here in Crossville, TN.

Therefore, it only makes sense that The National Mustard Museum be located in Crossville, TN.  Downtown Crossville, Inc. is asking for help in making this happen.

Currently located in Middleton, Wisconsin, The National Mustard Museum was the brainchild of attorney Barry Levenson.

Opened in 1979, the Museum is open 7 days a week and has a successful internet presence.  Anyone who moved from Wisconsin is asked to reach out to family, friends and colleagues still located in Wisconsin.

If anyone has a connection to The National Mustard Museum or know Attorney Barry Levenson, please contact DCI at 931-787-1324.


St. Alphonus Council of Catholic Women to meet

St. Alphonsus Council of Catholic Women will be hosting a luncheon, card/game party for the Scholarship Fund, on Friday, Jan. 25, at the church Hall located on Old Sparta Drive.

Cost will be $10 and reservations may be made by calling Donna at 931-788-6276 or Pat at 931-788-6393.


Cumberland Piecemakers 

Quilter Guild has Sew In

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold our Monthly Sew In on Wednesday Jan. 16.

They will sew from 10 A.M. to 3 to 4 P.M. in the 127 South Senior Center, located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville.

The Guild will be working on Comfort Quilts (material to be furnished) or bring your own project.

Come early to set up, bring your sewing machine, supplies and a bagged lunch.

Call Lois Miller 931-456-4561 for details and information.


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 information may be obtained by calling Forrest Draper at 931-788-1375


Great music to begin Prayer Emphasis

Sunday, Jan. 20, will be a busy and exciting day at Fellowship Baptist Church at 12 Westminster Court in Fairfield Glade.

During the January 20 worship service, those present will be blessed with music by Butch Butler (steel guitar), Mike Biscotto (alto saxophone), Bob Bourne and Tony Zarola (guitar), and Dick Walter (violin and bass guitar).

Butch and Mike have played together for 22 years; Tony is well known to most guitar enthusiasts, and Bob and Dick are very talented local Fairfield Glade residents.

Sunday School is at 9 A.M. and Worship at 10 A.M. This service will start the church’s 30 Days of Prayer as it begins a personal commitment to knowledge and practice of prayer.

Following the service they will have their monthly Fellowship Dinner. The musicians will continue entertaining us near the conclusion of the meal.

The entrée is fried chicken, and the side dishes and desserts are provided by our excellent cooks. Guests are welcome with no obligation to bring a dish to pass.

Call 931-456-2525 for more details.


Breakfast At The Elks      

The Elks Lodge will host a breakfast on Jan. 20 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.

The Holidays are over, times are quiet now that families have gone home or back to work.

Why not come to their breakfast and enjoy some good conversation, good food with good people. We offer a  hearty all-you-can-eat  breakfast.

There is a tasty breakfast bar with, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, country gravy, potatoes, chipped creamed beef and biscuits. Plus made-to-order omelets with all the fixings. Swedish pancakes for the asking with several sweet toppings to choose from.

And on the refreshment table they offer, orange juice, fruit, coffee or tea. This all-inclusive breakfast is just $10 per adult including sales tax and $5 for children 8 years and under.


Corn Hole tourney set

Pleasant Hill Elementary will hold its Annual Corn Hole Tournament to benefit the girls basketball team on Feb. 2.

You many call 510-9356 to pre-register or registration will begin at 9am.

The double-elimination tournament will begin at 10 A.M. in the Pleasant Hill school gym.

Kids are $10 and adults are $20 per team.  Cash prizes will be awarded.


Taco Night at Elks slated

The Elks Lodge “Tacos and More” Night is Jan. 18 from 5 to 7 P.M.

You can enjoy 2 tacos made special by “Taco Bill” and his crew for $3.50. Yes you can order more than two! You can even call for take outs, just call ahead to give us time to get them ready at 931-484-0150.

The Elks lodge is open to all its members and their guests. If you are interested in the Elks Lodge and are 21 years and older, believe in God and an American citizen, call the Lodge for more details at 931-484-0150.

They are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40.

Lodge hours are noon to 9 P.M,. Monday through Saturday. Please keep in mind they have limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated.


Tax Meeting scheduled

Bob Willis, our local tax preparer, will present his traditional program on filing taxes on line at the Plateau PC Users Group meeting on Jan. 21 at 3 P.M.

The meeting, to be held at the 127 South Senior Center, begins with questions/answers. The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation beginning at 4 P.M.

The Plateau PC Users Group meets the third Monday of the month

Willis will explain “e-Filing” and demonstrate how to prepare both Federal and Tennessee Hall tax returns.

He will also give an overview of the recent tax changes for both 2012 and 2013.

The news has been full of the ”Fiscal Cliff” tax legislation with regard to future tax rates, but little has been said about the numerous retroactive “extenders” that could affect your 2012 federal income taxes.

Computer prepared income tax returns are much less likely to have errors that generate questions from the IRS.

With “e-File” you get an acknowledgement within hours which verifies that the IRS has received and accepted your tax return.

If a refund is due, you can receive it within 10 days. If you need to pay, that too can be done electronically and is not due until April 15. E-filing is secure and confidential; there is nothing to mail; it is all done electronically … and it could be FREE.

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 call Steve Rosenburg, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 A.M.-9 P.M., only please).


CMC offering free 

sports physicals

Cumberland Medical Center along with the Cumberland County School System and the Tennessee Coordinated School Health is offering a free sports physical to all Cumberland County school children that require a physical to participate in sports.

CMC and the Cumberland County School System care about our children and we offer this free service so that this step is not an obstacle for a child to participate in a sport.

This event is NOT to replace a yearly physical performed by the child’s primary physician; but will follow the guidelines required by the TSSAA to qualify and participate in school sports.

The event will take place at the Community Complex at 1398 Livingston Road, Crossville on Jan. 26, May 4 and Oct. 19, 2013 from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M.

To participate, you must call 931-459-7181 or email [email protected] for an appointment; pick up the consent and release form and the TSSAA Medical Evaluation form from the child’s school office.

Complete the forms in full and bring them with the child the day of the appointment. The child’s parent or legal guardian must accompany and stay with the child.

Local physicians, nurses, orthopedic surgeons, dieticians, diabetes consultants, physical therapist, CMC Wellness Complex, and school staff will be on hand to consult with you regarding your child’s health. This is a free service, regardless if you have health insurance or not.


United Fund meeting

The Annual Meeting of the United Fund of Cumberland County, Inc. will be on Thursday, January 24 at 4 P.M.  at the Art Circle Public Library’s Cumberland Room. There will be light refreshments and a time to celebrate what the United Fund has accomplished in 2012 and plans for 2013. Please RSVP by calling 931-484-4082.


UCHRA announces assistance program

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency would like to remind those who receive assistance through the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program, known as Commodities; it is time for recertification of their commodities card.

With 2013 deliveries right around the corner, it is very important for recipients to recertify their commodity card with their local county offices prior to the first pick-up date.

Recertification date start Jan. 2 and will continue until Jan. 18.

If you think you or someone you know qualifies for this program, please contact the UCHRA office in your county for more information.

The UCHRA county telephone: Cumberland County 931-456-0691


Free Medicare Help

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at the Fairfield Glade Resident Services building located at 7014 Peavine Road on January 21 from 9 A.M. to 12 noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuse or concerns. Please contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 for an appointment or questions.  SHIP/SMP covers all 14 Upper Cumberland Counties.


Free program offered

Starting in January of 2013 at Your Fair Park Senior Center for your Health!

Take Charge of Diabetes is a free six-week program (six sessions of two hours per session) for anyone who wants to learn better ways to take it day by day.

You will gain skills necessary to self manage your diabetes and work effectively with your health care providers.

The Program was developed by researchers at Stanford University. The class is taught by two trained leaders.

Learn to live better with diabetes. Classes start  at Fair Park Senior Center on Tuesday Jan. 9-11 A.M. You must pre-register.

Call 931-484-7416 and ask for Tina Taylor.


Light N’ Lively Dance changes day it meets

Please note that the Light “N” Lively Dance Club will now meet on the second Friday of the month during the regular season.

The time remains the same, 7 P.M. until 10 P.M. The place is the same, it will be in the Multi-Purpose room on the Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade.

The cost is $10 per couple and $5 per person. Members are encouraged to invite guests and time-share visitors are always welcome.

The music will be provided by Dennis Long. The club will continue to provide water, ice ,coffee and a dessert.

The host couples for the evening are Frank and Alice Radwick (931-456-2931) and Joan Fredericks, George Ambrose (931-456-9571).


Bible study begins

winter session Jan. 14

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.

Kassian will lead us in a study that really hits home.  She masterfully presents the biblical principles to help women revolutionize their speech habits and improve their relationships by focusing on ways to positively avoid sharing gossip, throwing negative barbs, or snapping sarcastic replies throughout everyday life.

Class members need no pre-requisite instruction to join, only an interest in Bible Study.  Beginner Bible students and Bible Study experts will be comfortable in the informal and friendly learning atmosphere.

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.

This pre-registration helps us have enough workbooks.

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.


Volunteers needed for AARP tax-aide program

Each year the April 15th deadline for filing tax returns involves thousands of AARP Tax-Aide volunteers.

Nationally, AARP TaxAide personnel have been providing free tax assistance services since 1968 and locally, in Cumberland County, for over 15 years.

These volunteers, trained and certified, work at various locations including Fairfield Glade and Crossville.

For more information call 456-4212.