Vista Gatherings – January 31st, 2012

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Elks Lodge

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Elks Lodge is having a Valentine dinner dance for $16.00 per person.

This is a great place to take you sweetheart for dinner and dancing as they will offer a great Prime Rib dinner that will include baked potato, mixed veggies, salad, tea and dessert.

They will be serving from 5-6 p.m. with music and dancing from 6-9 p.m.  Call the Lodge at 484-0150 to make your reservations soon.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests and we are located at 1133 Genesis Rd, just 1⁄2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Please keep in mind there is limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated.


United Fund hosting 45th Annual Dinner

The United Fund of Cumberland County invites contributors and interested individuals to the 45th  Annual Dinner Meeting on February 9 at 5 p.m. at Hilltoppers.

Please call 484-4082 to make your reservation.


Ready for “Spay-Ghetti”?

Wags and Whiskers – Spay / Neuter Advocates will again sponsor a “Spay-Ghetti Dinner” to raise funds for spay / neuter of community animals.

The event runs all the month of February at the popular Genesis Italian Grille restaurant in Crossville (931-707-9800).

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door and include spaghetti, meat balls, bread, salad and a drink.  They are good for any lunch or dinner time in February.

Tickets are available at the restaurant, from any Wags and Whiskers Board member and on Saturdays and Sundays in front of the Food City store on Peavine Road, or call 788-2201 to make other arrangements.

To learn more about Wags and Whiskers, please visit their website at .


Kinseekers set meeting

The next meeting of the Kinseekers of Fairfield Glade will be held on Thursday, February 2, at 1p.m. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr.

At the next meeting, Joy Hummel will present the ORPHAN TRAIN.


Shanks holding reception

The Shanks Center for the Arts will host a First Thursday Reception on  February 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event will take place at 140 N. Main Street, across from the Depot, in Crossville.

Visitors will be able to view the newly-created Warehouse Gallery plus three new exhibit galleries, and an extended Gift Shop. 931-787-1936.


Healthcare employers invited to participate in Roane State job fair

Employers are invited to participate in a Feb. 29 job fair for Roane State Community College students who are pursuing careers in healthcare and plan to graduate this year.

The fair is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 2-5 p.m. at Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus, 701 Briarcliff Ave. Set-up begins at 1 p.m.

Employers are asked to register online, and there is no registration fee. To register, visit and click on the Job Fair link.

The collaborative effort between Roane State’s Placement Office, Nursing Division and Allied Health Sciences Division hopes to connect area employers with students who are graduating this year.

The fair will include students from several healthcare fields including dental hygiene technology, diagnosis and procedural coding, EMT, health information technology, massage therapy, medical transcription, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, opticianry, paramedic, pharmacy technician, physical therapist assistant, polysomnography, radiologic technology and respiratory therapy.

For more information, contact Placement Director Kim Harris at (865) 882-4695 or [email protected]


One Step Beyond to hold meeting at Wellness

One Step Beyond, a group for people who are alone, is hosting a meeting on Friday, February 3, at noon at the CMC Wellness Complex’s conference room at Woodmere Shopping Center.

The guest speakers will be Dr. Barry Wagner, CEO, and Rebecca Foster, RN, BSN, Director of Quality, Patient Safety and Accreditation. Both are with Cumberland Medical Center.

It is very important for those who are alone to know that we have a hospital as good as other cities in Tennessee.  They will discuss the past, the present and future of our hospital.  After their presentation, they will give those present an opportunity to ask questions.

Anyone who is alone is invited to this one-hour presentation. There will be no lunch served, but you may bring your own brown bag lunch.  Coffee will be supplied.

There is no cost for this event, but reservations are required as space is limited.  If you plan to attend, please call either Bobbye Bitto at 707-8607 or Carolyn Oshry at 788-1155, no later than Wednesday, February 1.  Remember, this is open only to those people who are alone and interested in the future of our hospital.


Food City hosts luncheon

Food City will host their annual Growers Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, January 20th at the Eastman Road Food City in Kingsport, TN.

The luncheon will get underway at noon and continue until approximately 2:00 p.m.

The agenda includes the announcement of this year’s Wayne Scott Memorial Grower of the Year Award recipient.


Bible Study group set to begin on Feb. 1

Join our Women’s Ministry as we explore “James, Mercy Triumphs” with Beth Moore.

The Women’s  Wednesday morning Bible Study, at Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church,  is about to begin on February 1s, at 9 a.m.

Topics in this study include Joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility and prayer.

Plus, Beth introduces a new study approach she has never done before.

You are invited to join us and to reserve your study book ($15.00), sign up sheet in church foyer or contact Cynnie Kringel- 287-0423.

The address is 5160 Peavine Rd.


Plateau Patriots will host a County forum

Plateau Patriots will host a third County Forum on Monday, January 30th at Stone Memorial High School. The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m.

The topic, Cumberland County Schools, will be of interest to parents and voters alike since more than half of the Cumberland County Budget is allocated  to county schools.

Also, a Question and Answer Period is available at each forum.


Volunteer Coin Club to Meet February 14

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, February 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.


Florida Fruit arriving

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.


Dance scheduled at

Multi-Purpose Building

    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).


Looney to be featured CAS artist for January

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 p.m., to honor the artist at 186A S. Walnut Ave., Cookeville.

The exhibit may also be viewed Monday thru Friday’s, noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday’s, 1-4 p.m.  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


Plateau photography Club slated to meet

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.


Neighbors & Newcomers

ready for more fun

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 — call 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-Presidents 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.


Who wants to feel

like a millionaire??

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.

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.

For questions in the meantime, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.


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.