Vista Gatherings – January 8, 2013

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.


Band begins rehearsals

After school rehearsals for the Stone Memorial High School band will began Monday, Jan. 7 with the drum line meeting each Monday from 3 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. The full bank will meet on each Tuesday from 3 P.M. to 4 P.M.

The SMHS Band Boosters regular monthly meeting will be Monday, Jan. 14, at 6 P.M., in the SMHS Band Room. They will be discussing and voting on a spring trip and begin planning our first fund raiser of 2013, the Golf Tournament to be held in May, 2013.

If you are interested in the happenings of your child’s band, attend the Band Booster meetings and sign up to receive texts or e-mail from your Booster President.


Korean Vets meet Jan. 9

After an invigorating 2012, Plateu Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association will use the January meeting to plan an even more invigorating year in 2013.

As usual, the meeting will  take place on the second Wednesday of the month, Jan. 9, and the start time is 1 P.M. sharp at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center on Stonhenge Drive.

Commander Bob Johnston is available to handle questions and or driving direction for interested Korean Vets at 484-8798.

Some new directions in our charitable efforts will be introduced and discussed going forward.  In that we will no longer be supplying food for the VSO office, Cmdr. Bob has suggested that members bring no longer used clean clothing, DVD’s, workingTV’s, etc.,

Member Joe White will subsequently take these to the Veterans facility in Murfreesboro to be distributed to needy vets or used in the facility.

Another new concept is to assist in funding returning veterans transportation to places where employment for them is more available than the immediate area considering skills they have.

Cmdr. Bob also requests uniforms if you have them!  The group wants to maintain our image as being the best dressed veterans unit in Cumberland County

Veterans who have served in the Korean peninsula since 1945 are always welcomed to sit in on these meeting and hopefully join.


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.


Elks’ “All-you-can-eat”

The Elks Lodge is serving their famous Fish Fry on Jan. 11, 2013 from 4 to 7 P.M.

For this all-inclusive price of $10 per person, you can enjoy “All-you-can-eat” fish and sides of coleslaw, French fries or baked potato and dessert. For the non-fish lover, we offer a single serving of a half baked chicken which includes all side dishes, children eight years and younger half price.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests and all male and females aged 21 and over, who are American citizens and believe in God. If you would like additional information about the Elks Lodge,call the Lodge for more details at 931-484-0150.

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

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.


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 theme for the January dance is “Winter Wonderland.”  Please come join the warmth of friendships.

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.


Helping Hands Ministry holiday hours changed

Helping Hands Ministry (HHM) at 4188B Peavine Road will be closed from Dec. 17, 2012 through this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.

They also are announcing that the monthly fabric sale, held the last Thursday of each month, will be suspended during December and January and will resume on the last Thursday of February.


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.