Vista Gatherings – June 12, 2012

Flag Ceremony at Elks

Thursday, June 14, 2012 at there will be a Flag Ceremony presented by the local Elks Lodge # 2751 and our Local Young Marines on the Old Court House Lawn, adjacent to the gazebo.

Ceremony will begin at Noon, and the Young Marines will present Flags of the United States beginning with the first flag of Our Nation, which was a leaf.

Immediately following the ceremony for those attending there will be an invitation back  to the Elks Lodge, located at 1145 Genesis Road, Crossville for light refreshments and a light meal and snacks, all of which are free.

For more information please contact:  Donna L. McDermott  951-751-6415


Wednesday Bridge New Location

On June 13, we are moving from the Multi-Purpose Building to The Community Church at 521 Snead Dr.  All are welcome, so join us for a friendly game of bridge every Wednesday, 12:20 to 4:00 p.m.  For further info, call 707-7057 or 484-0344.


Mark your Calendar…….

The Cumberland County Community Band and Chorus will hold its second Annual Veterans Benefit Concert.  The concert will be Thursday November 8th, 2012, 7 P.M., at Stone Memorial High School.  All donations received at the door will be benefit the Cumberland County Veterans Emergency Fund.


Pro-Troop Rally 

Organizers of the annual July 4 Pro-Troop Rally have announced a program honoring our troops and veterans will be held 9 A.M. until 1P.M. Wednesday, July 4 at the Cumberland County Courthouse.
The celebration will include several interesting and informative speakers as well as entertainers Jay Fox, D. J. Garrison and others. There will be a parade, a clown , fire truck, K-9 unit and other interesting areas. The Military Museum will also be open.

The program will include a flag folding ceremony and presentation and recognition of all military branches.

Food, soft drinks, and water will be available at no charge; all donated by local merchants.

Donations recieved will be for the County’s Veteran Service Office.

Limited seating will be available, but suggest you bring lawn chairs.

For more information, contact Debbie, 931-248-1562.


One Step Beyond

One Step Beyond, a group for people who are alone, will be going to the Cumberland County Playhouse on Thursday, June 28, at 2:30 P.M. to see “Music Man”, then on to The Vegas for dinner at 6 P.M.

Please purchase your own tickets for The Playhouse so you will be able to sit where you’d like.  Reservations are necessary for dinner at the Vegas and must be called in to either Bobbye Bitto: 931-707-8607 or Carolyn Oshry: 931-788-1155 no later than Monday, June 25.  We can order off their large menu of delicious food and separate checks will be given.  If you have to cancel, please call either Bobbye or Carolyn as this is a courtesy to the restaurant and other guests.  If you cannot make it to The Playhouse, you are still welcome to join us at The Vegas for dinner.

We look forward to seeing you for excellent entertainment, enjoyable people and delicious food.

For questions about our group, please call Carolyn Oshry.


PPCUG June 18, 2012 Meeting

Program: “Social Media Networking”

     The Plateau PC Users Group will meet Monday June 18, at the 127 South Senior Center, located at 1460 South Main Street in Crossville. NOTE SUMMER MEETING TIME IS 6 P.M.

The program topic is: “Social Networking…Are you plugged in?”

More and more Baby Boomers are. The fastest growing group of people on Facebook are women age 50 and older. More and more people are getting their news from Twitter before it even hits a newspaper or TV web site. According to a recent AARP survey, people – of all ages – find online communication helpful among family members and that it helps them relate better.

But some people are hesitant about creating an online social presence. Many have privacy concerns. Others just don’t know how to get started – or if they have created a social media presence like Facebook, they wonder if they’re making the most of it.

Would you like to know more about social networking and why it could be relevant in your life? AARP Tennessee Communications Director Karin Miller will share “Seven (Or So) Social Media Secrets”

The meeting begins with questions/answers at 6 P.M.  NOTE SUMMER MEETING TIME.  The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation (speaker) beginning at 7 P.M. 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 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 or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 A.M. – 9 P.M., only please).


4 Paws Adoption Center

A Time 4 Paws Adoption Center is moving to 450 Old Jamestown Hwy next to Sonic July 1!  Volunteers needed for the move. Aluminum can collection site is still at The Breadbox on Peavine as well as the new center. Separate steel from aluminum cans please. Also, AniMeals continues to need donations in the blue barrels at Food City in FFG  and in town, and 127 S Dollar General, Kroger, and Tractor Supply. Thanks for helping the animals. Contact Karen with any questions, 931-787-0610.



For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Developments District toll free at 1-877-275-8233.

Adult relative support group meetings will be held on every 3rd Thursday from 1-2 P.M. It will be held at the UCHRA Bldg., at 73 Methodist Campground Loop, Crossville, TN.


Father’s day Breakfast At The Elks, June 17th 2012. Serving 9 A.M to 1 P.M.

Happy Father’s day! We hope you come and celebrate Father’s day with us at the Elks Lodge.  We have a tasty breakfast bar with, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, country gravy, potatoes, chipped creamed beef and biscuits.  Also available are made to order omelets with all the fixings. Swedish pancakes for the asking with several sweet topping to choose from.  And on our refreshment table we offer, orange juice, fruit, coffee or tea.  This all-inclusive breakfast is just $ 10 per adult including sales tax and $5 for children 8 years and under.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and their guests and is located at 1145 Genesis Road .  This is about a mile south of I-40.  Parking is limited so please car pool if you can.  Membership in the Elks Lodge is opened to males and females aged 21 and over who are American citizens and believe in God. Please call 931-484-0150 if you would like additional information. The Lodge is open from 12 noon until 9 P.M. Monday through Saturday.


Elks Lodge Taco Night June 15th  2012

The Elks Lodge offers a Taco Night once a month, this month it falls on June 15. Serving from 5-7 P.M.

You can enjoy 2 tacos made special by “Taco Bill” and his crew for $3. Yes you can order more than two! You can even call for take outs, just call ahead to give us time to get them ready.

If you are interested in the Elks Lodge and are 21 or older, believe in God and an American citizens, 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.

We are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12-9 P.M. Monday through Saturday. The Elks lodge is open to all its members and their guests.


Bake Sale – Friday, June 29

The Council of Catholic Women from St. Francis of Assisi Church are having their  annual bake sale at the Village Green Mall in Fairfield Glade from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. on Friday, June 29.  The bake sale will feature homemade cakes, pies, breads, and pastries including sugar free and gluten free baked items.  Come early for the best choices.  For further information call 931-707-0283.


2012 Lifetime Learning Fall Classes Available

By Trudy Hetrick

Mark your calendar now. Registration for Lifetime Learning will be Tuesday,

August 7, 1-2 P.M. at the Community and Conference Center on Stonehenge Dr.

in Fairfield Glade. Please note the time change. All classes are available to

Fairfield Glade residents for a one time registration fee of $12.  Some classes

may require an additional fee.

Lifetime Learning will begin Monday September 10, 9-10 A.M. with an introduction to

our local military museum presented by Anita Boring, Director of Crossville’s Military

History Museum.  She will provide information about displays of all our wars

from the Civil War to the Iraq War. Class will continue through October 15.

Monday September 24; October 8,15, 22; 1-2:30 P.M., Stacey Bryant will teach Faithbooking.

Faithbooking gives  you the opportunity to share your journey of faith with children

and grandchildren. You will make a book which will include favorite hymns and scriptures

as well as  faith-challenging events in your life.

Monday October 8-November 5; 10:30-noon, “The Power of a Whisper, Hearing God and

Having The Guts to Respond” by Edward DeVries, Ph.D..  A multi-media and group

discussion.  Learning to hear God’s whispers among the many competing noises of

life.  This powerful, yet practical, small-group program uses video, related reading

material, and a study guide for personal application.  Book fee $10.

Watch for information in this newspaper each week as the Tuesday through

Friday classes are introduced throughout June and July.


Korean vets to install officers at meeting

Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association, willl meet Wednesday, June 13, at 1 P.M., at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge Dr.

For additional information or driving directions, please feel free to contact Comander Bob Johnston at 484-8798.       Cumberland County Veterans Service Officer, Mark Daniels will install the new slate of officers for 2012-2013.

Retired or honorably discharged military personnel are always invited to attend these meetings to view their proceedings.  To be eligible for membership you must present a DD214 form and pay the dues, which are $25 annually and are prorated during the first year of membership.

Prospective members should have served any place in the world during the Korean War-June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953 or in the area of Korea since July 27, 1953.

Plateau Chapter #297 members would like to extend sincere appreciation to the people of Cumberland county for their participation in the fund raiser during the last month.

As a result of this successful campaign, they were able to increase the amount of the scholarships to graduating seniors of Cumberland County schools and offer one additional scholarship.  Scholarships of $750 each were awarded during graduation ceremonies to Abigayle Claflin and Erin Curry of CCHS and Baylee Parsons of the Phoenix School.

The Chapter also felt strongly about the Wounded Warrior Program and donated the basic amount to that organization.


VIS hosts free meeting

VIS (Visually Impaired Support ) group presents a FREE “INSIGHT ON VISION”  conference at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center, 128 Stonehenge Dr., Fairfield Glade, on June 14, from 9 A.M. to noon.

Keynote speaker is Milan A .Brantley, Jr. MD, PhD, from Vanderbilt Eye Research. Five local opthamologists will also speak on different eye diseases.

After the conclusion of a question and answer period, please check out the demonstrations and the latest equipment, hand-outs on many different eye diseases and much more.

No business meeting will take place this month. All Cumberland County residents are welcome to join this  conference. So much information will be available for all.

Residents of Fairfield Glade needing transportation to and from  the conference please call Billie Kelley at 456-8859 at least 48 hours before June 14.

Remaining residents in Crossville needing transportation to and from the conference please call UCARTS at 456-0691 at least 48 hours before June 14.

VIS is a non-profit organization with the mission to improve the blind and visually impaired in Cumberland County thru education, transporation, closed circuit television, and support meetings. Please check our web site at

Please call Linda Simmons at 456-6701 or Joyce Lignar at 788-6955  with questions.


CAS Membership Show

The 51st annual Cumberland Art Society membership show opened Sunday, June 3 and will continue each Sunday through June 24 with a reception from 1 to 4 P.M. at 186A S. Walnut Ave., Cookeville.

The public is encouraged to attend the reception and may view the exhibit Monday thru Friday, noon to 4 P.M. and Sunday 1 to 4 P.M.

For more information call 931-526-2424.

The June exhibit will feature artwork of various styles and medium.  Some pieces may be purchased with all proceeds going to the artist.  Some prints will be available for sale.  Or an individual artist may be commissioned to create your choice picture in their style of painting.

Since its inception in 1961 the Cumberland Art Society has provided eleven monthly exhibits annually.  June and November are reserved for CAS members.  The fall membership show is judged with winners being awarded ribbons and certificates.  The remaining displays feature the talents of local artists and groups.

The Cumberland Art Society is partially funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission, the City of Cookeville and the Cookeville Arts Council.

The June workshop/classes at the Cumberland Art Society  will be “Young At Art”, Mondays 4 to 6 P.M., instructor Adele Seitzinger;  “Line Dancing”, instructor Sandy Sawyer, Tuesdays 4 to 7 P.M.;  “Woodcarving”, instructor Tom Tomberlin, Wednesdays 9 to 11:30 A.M.;  “Fun With Watercolor”, instructors Claudia Spires and Romola Drost, Wednesday, June 20, noon to 3:30 P.M. and Thursday, June 21, 9:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.; and, “Oil Painting”, intructor Larry Vaden, Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30, 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

To register and for more complete information call 931-456-2424.


Bridge event slated

Come one, come all — with or without a partner — to an American Bridge Event scheduled for June 15 from noon to 4:30 P.M. at the Two Hearts Event Hall, 24 Oak Rd. in Crossville.

There will be Party Bridge and Duplicate Sanction games, as well as food, door prizes and trophies.

If you need a partner, contact Mike Regan at 931-456-6113 or for more information call Marcel at 931-456-6217.


Save the Date – NYS Picnic

The New York State picnic will be held on Sunday, September 9 from 1 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the St. George Marina Pavilion. Food, prizes, music, and a whole lot of fun! Additional information to follow.

Call Thomas Covino at 931-707-9314 or 931-335-6758.


Ladies Wednesday A.M. Bible Study slated

On June 13 at 9A.M., the Ladies Wednesday A.M. Bible Study at Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church, will be starting with Beth Moore’s “Wising Up Wherever Life Happens” — a topical study of the Book of Proverbs.

This book of wisdom will speak to the hearts of women of all ages.  Wherever you are, whatever your situation, with the themes they will be covering together – it’s about to get a lot better.  No workbooks, just come join them for this 12-week summer journey.

The location is 5160 Peavine Rd. and for more information call Cynnie Kringel 931-287-0423.


Glade Dog Park Social

Mark your calendar:  June 13, 4 P.M. at the bocce ball courts (near the Leaf Disposal area) — there will be a BBQ.  Dinner will be provided by Big Boy’s BBQ.  The cost is $10 per person and includes two meats, two sides, iced tea and dessert.

For reservations, call Sue Skeels at 931-707-9201 or Charlene Fox at 931-456-6936.  Reservations and payment must be received no later than June 6.


Volunteer Coin Club to meet June 12

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 P.M.

Meetings are held at the 127 Senior Center located at 1460 South Main Street (Highway 127 South) 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.


Crossville Christian School Golf Tourney

Crossville Christian School Annual Golf Tournament will be held at Bear Trace Golf Course on Saturday, June 16.

Entry fee is $60 per player, 4 players to a team. Shotgun start at 1 P.M. Cash prize to the winning team. Free BBQ lunch at 12 noon.

Hole in one prize for hole 16, door prizes, free T-shirts, hats, and goodie bags.

Registration forms at the school and the Crossville Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call CCS at 931-484-0026.


CMC Presents CPAP Group Meeting

CMC CPAP Support Group is a free, community based support group where Cumberland County residents affected by Sleep Apnea can meet with respiratory therapist, sleep technologist, and other experts in the field of Sleep Medicine, and have their questions answered.

These highly trained professionals are there to help you navigate your treatment plan.

So come and join the CMC CPAP Support Group meeting June 14, at 6 P.M. in Conference Center ‘C’.

The guest speaker at this meeting will be Chris Rose, Account Manager Philips Respironics.

The main purpose of this group is to educate the public about Sleep Apnea and to improve compliance with CPAP. Reserve your seat today by calling Cyndy Whitson Support Group Coordinator at 931-459-7249.


Golf Fundraiser set

The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade will hold its 2012 Golf Fundraiser on Friday, July 27 at Heatherhurst (Brae) Golf Course.

The event will begin with a 7:30 A.M. shotgun start.  The cost is $75 per person which includes golf, cart and luncheon to follow.

The format will be 2 net best balls. Teams: 4 man/women/mixed.

For information call:  Dawn Robb 931-456-5601 or check the Art Guild Website: at


Boys Basketball Camp    

The Roane State annual boys basketball camp conducted by Raider Coach Randy Nesbit will be held June 18-22 for boys ages 8-14.

The hours will run Monday through Thursday from 9 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.; Friday 9 A.M. until noon.

Detailed instruction on proper skill development will be emphasized. Additionally, typical competition will take place in 5 on 5, 3 on 3, and 1 on 1 play. The cost is $115.

For more information and for a brochure/application, call 865-882-4583. Also, information can be downloaded at the RSCC Athletic webpage.


This year’s  Lake St. George Regatta to be  “VIVA LAS VEGAS!”  

Residents of Lake St. George have been busy planning this year’s regatta theme,  “Viva Las Vegas” for Saturday,  June 23 from 3 P.M.  to 7 P.M.

They will all meet at the marina at 3:00 and parade our floating casinos and show boats (pontoons) around the lake until 4 P.M.

Afterwards, please dock your boat at home and meet at the marina pavilion for games and door prizes, 50/50, and a delicious meal catered by Forte’s Restaurant.  The menu includes mostaccioli and meatballs, baked chicken, vegetable medley, fresh fruit, rolls, dessert and iced tea.

Dinner will begin around 5 P.M. and the $10 per person tickets must be purchased no later than June 16.

Please call Gail and Jim at 931-707-9647 or Nikki and Frank  at 931-456-5133 for information and tickets.