Vista Gatherings – June 11, 2013

Local author at Village Green Mall June 17

Fairfield Glade author, Lois Jones, will be at the Fairfield Glade Village Mall, Tuesday, June 17, 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. for you to peruse and perhaps buy her book, Little Parsonage Kids.

The book is about a small town in Nebraska where historical events took place in the 1940’s, such as famous people coming and where an invention was born.

Much more is told in vignettes of two sisters’ childhood experiences illustrated by many pictures and even songs, some you may recognize.


Junior Golf Clinic set

Our world famous Junior Golf Clinic is just around the corner.  Please call Heatherhurst Pro Shop at 484-3799 to register for this event.

Bring your junior (ages 5 to 17) to Heatherhurst on July 8th, 9th, and 10th from 9 to 11 A.M. for the bargain price of $60 per child.


Photography Club meets

On Thursday, June 27, the Plateau Photography Club will meet at the Fairfield Glade Community Church at 1 P.M.

The topic for this month’s meeting is “Through the Window”, photos taken through or framed by a window.

Bring a couple of your interesting shots for “show and tell” to the meeting.

They are a Special Interest Group of the Plateau PC Users Group and usually meet monthly.  Visitors and prospective members are always welcome.  For information, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.


CMC Diabetes Support Group set for June 17

On Monday, June 17th, Cumberland Medical Center’s Diabetes Support Group will meet in Conference Room B on the 2nd floor of Cumberland Medical Center.  All future Crossville Diabetes Support meetings will be held at this location.

The topic is “How to Communicate With Your Doctor” and the “ABCs of Diabetes”.

For more information regarding diabetes education call the Diabetes Services Department at 931-459-7164.


Rally for the Cure

The Fairfield Glade Ladies 18 Hole Golf League will be sponsoring a Rally for the Cure golf event on July 30, at HeatherhurstGolf Course.

All women golfers are invited to participate in this Rally event.  The Rally registration fee is $20 per participant.

Interested women golfers may sign up at Druid Hills Golf Course in Fairfield Glade.


Golf tourney and fish fry scheduled at Tansi

We would like to invite you, or anyone you choose, to get a team together and play in the  Salvation Army’s 2013 Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 27 at 1 P.M. at Lake Tansi.

There will also be a fish fry.

The entry fee is $65 per person.

A representative from Callaway Golf will be giving demostrations on new equipment starting at 11 A.M.

The proceeds of the tournament will go to support two of our most important programs. To provide assistance for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, and neglect by their parents; and to aid our Cumberland County Armed Forces Veterans in need.

Remember that the Entry Deadline for golf is July 24 and for Hole Sponsors it is July 19.


CBN meeting June 19

Crossville Business Network (CBN) will meet on June 19 at noon at Halcyon Days Restaurant to describe their products and services and develop new ways to let others know about who they are.

There will be presentations of two businesses: Bill Coons will tell us about his business of Websites Setup and Configuration and Roxanne Smith will give us information on her Juice Plus+ business. Visitors are always welcome.

CBN is a not for profit organization consisting of business professionals. More information can be found on the website: or contact the Co-ordinator, Donna Blankenship 931-456-7675.


Enduring Entrepreneurs set to meet June 18

The next meeting for Enduring Entrepreneurs will be Tuesday, June 18 at the Cumberland Business Incubator (CBI).

Bring your own lunch. Networking with other business owners begins at 11:30 and the meeting begins at noon.

Connie Willits with Young Living Essential Oils will present an education piece to help each in our respective businesses.

Visitors are welcome to attend.  More information can be found on the website: or contact the Organizer, Connie Price 931-287-0123.


AARP course offered

AARP Driver Safety Course is scheduled 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Thursday and Friday, June 20 and 21 at the First United Methodist Church, 96 Neecham Street in Crossville.

The cost of the course for members is $12 and for non-members is $14. Prior registration is needed.

Call Len Stark at 931-456-1994 for more information.


Scottish society planned

A Society is being organized with the goal of celebrating the traditions of the Celtic Nations in particular Scotland and Ireland. Membership is open to anyone with a Celtic ancestry, or who wishes they could claim a Celtic ancestor. The society would provide education about the culture, heritage and contributions of the Celtic nations by celebrating Celtic traditions, art, dance, literature, athletics, food, and music. The long-range goal would be to establish a Scottish Highland Games/Celtic Music Festival in our area.

Anyone interested is encouraged to contact us at [email protected] with questions and suggestions.


H.O.P.E. set to meet

The H.O.P.E. (Hope for Oncology Patients and Encouragement) group of Fairfield Glade, invites you to join them on Thursday, June 20, at 3 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall at The Community Church, 521 Snead Drive in Fairfield Glade, TN.

The guest speaker is our own Mike Brown, President of Private Wealth Management Group, LLC, locate in The Village Green Mall at Fairfield Glade. Mike has over 30 years experience in financial services and has lived and worked right here in Fairfield Glade for more than 18 years, and works closely with the Fairfield Resident Services.

Questions, need directions?  Call Bob Vickers – 931-456-6995, Gretchen Harvell – 931-484-4464 or Roberta Wascher – 931-484-6633.


Republican Party slated to meet June 18

Please join the Cumberland County Republican Party on Tuesday, June 18 at 6 P.M. at the Community Complex as they host Mrs. Sally Absher who will be delivering a timely message on upcoming changes to our education system.

Her talk is titled, “Common Core-The Trojan Horse of Education.”


World War II Veterans luncheon planned

The third luncheon of the year honoring World War II veterans will be held at 11:30 A.M. Friday, June 21 at Shoney’s Restaurant in Crossville.

These gatherings began more than one year ago, and organizers are interested in having veterans who have not attended one of the previous luncheons to attend this meeting.

More than 100 veterans of World War II who represent all military branches reside in Cumberland County.

Those interested in joining their fellow servicemen and women are requested to contact hosts Bill and Nancy Oehlecker at 788-6222 or coordinator Ed Lewis at 335-8879 to register for the luncheon.

As in the past, space is limited, so please call as soon as possible.The program will include a guest speaker as well as the awarding of many door prizes donated by local merchants.

Readers are requested to inform any World War II veterans of this event.  Veterans are encouraged to contact their fellow veteran friends and family members and invite them to the luncheon.


Elks will be hosting many upcoming events

The Elks Lodge will host their famous famous Fish Fry  4-7 P.M on June 14.

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, they offer a single serving of a half baked chicken which includes all side dishes, children 8 years and younger half price, children under 3 years eat free.

• On Friday, June 14, the Elks are holding their annual Flag Day Ceremony at the OLD COURT HOUSE lawn. The fun begins at NOON!!

Our local Young Marines will be presenting the Flags of our Nation from the first flag of the United States… present day.

Joe White will be playing taps and Sam Graham will be singing “God Bless America”

The Honorable Larry Warner will be leading us in the Flag Salute, along with our local City Mayor, J.H. Graham III who will be giving us the invocation this year. There will also be a special 21 gun salute by our local Police Department.

• On June 15 the Elks Lodge at 1145 Genesis Rd is having a car wash from 12 to 3 P.M. Suggested donation is $5 per vehicle. All donations are going to support our Veterans.

The young marines will be ready to vacuum and wash the outside of you cars, trucks, bikes etc…so bring them all!

• On June 16, the Elks will host a Breakfast and it will feature a new price of just $8. They will serve the breakfast from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.

They not only have lowered the price back to $8, but have added new items to the menu. The breakfast is still an all-you-can-eat event. There will still be made-to-order omelets with all the fixings, Swedish pancakes for the asking with several sweet toppings to choose from.

They offer, orange juice, fruit, coffee or tea. For the sweet tooth, they have delicious mini doughnuts. There is a tasty breakfast bar with country fried steak, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, country gravy, potatoes, and biscuits. This all-inclusive breakfast is just $8.00 per adult including sales tax and $4 for children 8 years and under. Children under 3 years eat free.

• On June 21 from 5 to 7 P.M., the Elks will host Tacos and More Night. They will be serving up homemade beef taco and burritos. You can buy two tacos or one burrito with refried beans  for $3.50. They do carry outs, so if you want an order to go, just call us and we’ll have it ready for you to pick up.

If you would like additional information about the Elks Lodge or any event, call the Lodge for more details at 484-0150.

Glade Garden Club set to give scholarships

Many organizations in the Glade offer scholarships at this time of year to local high school and college students and the FFG Garden Club is pleased to be part of that endeavor.

At the next meeting on June 19, Club members will be honoring two new and five renewal scholarships for 2013.

This year the luncheon will be held along with the regular monthly meeting at the FFG Community Church, 551 Snead Dr. and a special bonus program event will be offered prior to the luncheon.

The Fairfield Glade Garden Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the FFG Community Church, 551 Snead Dr.

All those interested in gardening are invited to attend.  The meetings start at 9:30 A.M. (doors open at 9 A.M. for socializing and refreshments).  If you would like to join, membership is only $15 per year.  For more information, please contact Ellen Jeffers at (931)707-8578.


Annual Pioneer Day Festival scheduled

Pioneer and Heritage Day — The longest running festival in this part of Tennessee — has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14.

Several organizations are joining together to make this year’s festival bigger and better than ever! They would like to have you be a part of the action!

If you are a craft vendor, food vender, singer entertainer, or art demonstrator, you have an application in the attachment. You do not want to miss this festival!

All Proceeds will go to Fair Park Senior Center in an effort to continue to provide educational programs and activities for all the growing population of seniors in Cumberland County and the 4500 seniors enrolled at the center.

Please contact them soon for your space! Fair Park Senior Center, 1433 Livingston Rd, Crossville, TN 38571. Phone 931-484-7416. Email: [email protected]

Applications are also available on our web site:

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 June 24 from 9 A.M. to noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuseor concerns.

Please contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 for an appointment or questions.  SHIP/SMPcovers all 14 Upper Cumberland Counties.


Save the Date

St. George Regatta, Saturday, July 27. More details to come. Call Anita Lister 931-287-0107.


VIS to meet June 13

The VIS (Visually Impaired Support) Group monthly meeting will be  Thur. Jun 13, at Sonshine Soup Kitchen, 69 Needham St., Crossville.

This months speaker will be Cameron Sexton, State Representative.  The business meeting will start at 9:30 A.M. followed with our speaker, then followed with social time with cookies and coffee.

They will be discussing their annual picnic lunch for July with sign-up sheets for food.

All are invited to come to the monthly meeting.  You do not have to be a member to come to their monthly meetings. Their office is located  at 208 Woodmere Mall, Suite 105, Crossville. Open Mon., Wed., and Fri., from 10 A.M to 2 P.M.

Information on eye diseases are  available there to anyone needing this information is free.

Anyone needing more information please call Linda Simmons President at 456-6701 of Joyce Lignar Vice President at 788-6955.

PPCUG meets June 17

The Plateau PC Users Group will meet Monday June 17, at the 127 South Senior Center at 6 P.M. to discuss Internet Windows Tutorials.

This month’s program will be presented by Carl Nordeen, a PPCUG past president. It will cover where to find internet tutorials on the Windows operating systems and other Windows programs.

This will help you better understand the Windows systems and programs. The program will also include sources for downloadable PDF files, interactive video tutorials, and other general information.

The meeting begins with questions/answers at 6 PM. The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation beginning at 7 PM.

The Plateau PC Users Group 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 and to read the latest version of our newsletter, the Gazette, visit our web site at www. or call Steve Rosenberg, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 A.M. to 9 P.M., only please).


Youth Villages seeks foster parents

May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and Youth Villages is looking for caring people in Crossville and the surrounding counties to become foster parents to children who have suffered abuse, neglect, abandonment or other issues and need a home.

If the children become available for adoption, foster parents often have the first right to adopt, and adoption through Youth Villages is free. Youth Villages’ foster parents receive a monthly stipend.

Candidates should be single or married adults over the age of 25 and living in the Cumberland County area who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents.

Free foster parent training classes will begin Saturday, June 15 at 9 A.M. The orientation session and training classes will take place at the Youth Villages office located at 1420 Neal Street, Suite 202, Cookeville, TN 38501.

For more information, contact Matthew Clement, foster parent recruiter, at 931-525-6905 or [email protected]


Hebbertsburg celebrates start of summer

Summer is officially here on June 21, but, things will start heating up on Saturday, June 1, at the Hebbertsburg Dinner/Dance.

The fun begins at 6 P.M. and continues til 9 P.M. with music provided by the Sounds of the Country band.

What a treat for only $3 per adult admission donation; children 16 and under are free.

In addition to great music, you can be served a home-cooked spaghetti dinner with bread and a beverage, provided by our Hebbetsburg ladies for only $6. Desserts and/or additional beverages are just a $1 each.

The Community Center is only about 10 minutes from the 4-Way Stop in Fairfield Glade heading North; watch for the signs, or call Carolyn at 931-707-7837 for more directions or information.


FOL to host Presidents, Hogs & Pies mystery

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Friends of the Art Circle Library will host aother Mystery Tour. It will be $79 per person – of which $5 goes back to Friends of the Library.

For details please call Elaine Johnston at 931-484-8228 or email [email protected]


Glade Hospice Butterfly Release set for June

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will present the third Annual Hospice Benefit Celebration of Life Butterfly Release on Saturday, June 15, on the Courthouse Lawn in Crossville, from 9 to 10 A.M.

The program will be an uplifting and joyful experience remembering those we have loved and lost, including a reading of the names they are celebrating, a butterfly blessing, special music, commemorative readings, and the release of the butterflies to mingle with the crowd and flowering plants.

The donation for the butterflies is $20 for one name to be remembered or $100 for six different names to be remembered.

Butterfly order forms are available at the Hospice office at 30 East Adams Street.

They encourage you to attend their event, bring a lawn chair and wear brightly colored clothing.  Those unable to attend can still reserve butterflies in the name of a family member or friend and these will also be released.