Vista Gatherings – January 7, 2014

Light ‘N’ Lively Dance  scheduled on Jan. 10

The Light ‘N’ Lively Dance Club will hold a “Winter Wonderland” dance on January 10th.

The evening will begin at 7 P.M. at the Multi Purpose building on Lakeview Drive in FFG.

The music for the evening will be presented by Dennis Long and will last until 10 P.M.

Members welcome time share guests and residents from the area to come and enjoy a relaxing evening of music, dance and friendship.  The cost is $10 a couple or $5 for a single.

This is a BYOB event – water and ice are provided.  Dessert and coffee will be served.

The host couples for the evening are Joan Fredricks and George Ambrose (1-(931) 267-3298), Alice and Frank Radwick (456-2931), Mary Ellen and Ed Froelich (456-6027).

Please call one of the hosts if you have any questions.


Bible Study Tech Kick-Off set Jan. 13

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

The class will begin on Monday, January 13, 2014, from 1:30 to 4 P.M., and end February 24, 2014.  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.  We will be able to share the reasons behind our hope and joy even in the midst of challenging circumstances.

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. Women from many denominations attend the studies, which are held each fall, winter and spring annually.  However, students don’t have to be a church member or attendee to be welcomed to our group.

Over the past 10 years we have completed over 30 studies and have had over 1200 registrations for our classes.  Many are repeat students who come again and again to the many and varied studies that are presented.  An average class is composed of 40-50 members who break into small groups for discussion of workbook assignments in addition to the 45-minute to one-hour lecture by our DVD teacher.   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.


Korean War Vets schedule meeting

Wednesdasy, January 8, 2014 is the next business meeting of Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association.  The group will meet at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonhenge at 1 P.M. sharp.

Uniforms are preferred, however, it is more important that all members attend.  They will start off the new year with a new and enhanced outreach.  Questions or driving directions may be directed to Cmdr Bob Johnston, 484-8798.

Their Christmas Party was a success with approximastely 43 attending, but it is now time to get down to business with the group’s community efforts.  Most important will be the start of our scholarship efforts — a new chairman and members will be selected for this very important task.

Guests are always welcome with no pressure to join.  Come and see them in action and eventually join them for the good they produce in the community.


Kinseekers to meet

The next monthly meeting of Kinseekers will be held on Jan. 9, 2014 froom 1 to 3 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr.

The January program is being presented by Barbara Parsons “the History of Cumberland County”.  Everyone who is interested in learning about Cumberland County or genealogy are invited to this meeting and all their monthly meetings.

Any questions, feel free to contact Erin at 456-8367.


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.


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 4929 Peavine Road (near Food City) on Jan. 6 and 13 from 9 A.M. to 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.


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, 2014, 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 [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.

In addition to bringing outside industry into the state, Bailey plans on putting more emphasis in growing businesses and job opportunities that are already in our community.  Bailey has affirmed his support for the lives of the unborn; and citizen rights under the Constitutions of the United States and the sovereign State of Tennessee.

Also, appearing on the program will be Detective Casey Cox who seeks to replace retiring Sheriff Butch Burgess as Cumberland County Sheriff.  Cox is currently Chief Investigator in the Sheriff’s Department, which is responsible for leading the investigation of felony crimes.  Cox will speak on trends in crime and prevention techniques garnered in 20 years in law enforcement.

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.


Corvette Club meeting set

The Plateau Corvette Club meeting for the month of December has been canceled because of the upcoming holidays .

The next meeting will be Thursday January 9th 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Crossville Outlet Mall meeting room.

For more information contact Coy Watson at 931-459-4976 and visit their web site at