Vista Gatherings – January 29, 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.


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.


Film Festival offered

A Film Festival on OUR EATING will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2,  in Room 4 of Pleasant Hill Community Church/UCC, Main Street & Church Drive in Pleasant Hill

It will be dealing with how our eating impacts our health, happiness, faith, ethics, humanity, environment, climate, democracy and future.

At  9 A.M. they will view FORKS OVER KNIVES which examines the profound claim that most, if not all, degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

At 10:45 A.M.  the documentary EATING will be shown. It is a oompelling, well-documented, often shocking look at the U.S. diet and its many impacts that are listed above.

At noon, they will share a potluck lunch and discuss  steps to lessen or reverse the impact of our eating compulsions.

At 1 P.M., PROCESSED PEOPLE will be shown. It is claimed to be the antidote to America’s toxic lifestyle.

Solutions to our devastating health crisis are presented while acknowledging that we are caught in a perpetual grinding machine unable to escape with “authorities” touting what is not in our best interests.

At about 1:50 P.M., two or three additional films, not previously shown, will be offered to those desiring to remain, such as: Healing Cancer from the Inside Out, and Fast Food Nation.

Refreshments will be served throughout.

All are welcome to come when they can & stay as long as desired.

Sponsored by Cumberland Countians for Peace & Justice, the Ecojustice Class of Pleasant Hill Community Church and the Cumberland County Chapter of SOCM.

For further information, contact Donald Clark at 931-277-5467,  [email protected]


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.

A native of Minnesota, Jacobson came to Middle Tennessee in 2005 to work at helping preserve and perpetuate the legacy of the Franklin battle. Currently chief operating officer and historian for the trust that manages two of the battlefield’s chief landmarks, the Carter House and Carnton Plantation, Jacobson has written three books — For Cause & For Country: A Study of the Affair at Spring Hill and the Battle of Franklin, published in 2006; The McGavock Confederate Cemetery, 2007; and Baptism of Fire, 2011.

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.


Elks Lodge features beef stroganoff dinner 

The Elks Lodge will present a beef stroganoff Dinner on Feb. 1.

The Elks are offering a very generous portion of beef stroganoff with bread, salad and dessert for only $7 per person

The dinner will be served from 4 to 7 P.M. Don’t’ wait, make your reservations now! Call the Lodge at 931-484-0150 between the hours of 12-9  P.M., Monday through Saturday.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests. If you are 21 or over, an American citizen, believe in God and are interested in the Elks organization.

Please keep in mind we have limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated. We are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40.


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


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.


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.


Volunteers needed for AARP tax-aide program

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

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

For more information call 456-4212.


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 2 – Basic Scenery; 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]