Vista Gatherings – June 18, 2013

Lake St. George Regatta to be “Tailgating”

Residents of Lake St. George have been busy planning this year’s regatta theme, “Tailgate.” The event will be held Saturday, July 27 from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M. Tickets are $10 per person.  Deadline for purchase will be, Saturday, July 20.

Tailgating pontoons will gather by the marina and tailgate from 2:30-3:00 P.M. At about 3:00 there will be a slow progression around the lake to showcase team loyalty. Afterwards, please dock your boat at home and meet at the marina at 4:30.

Big Boy Barbeque will serve dinner a meal loved by all tailgate enthusiasts! Remember to BYOB.

Come and “Tailgate” your team, whether it be college, pro, high school, military, etc. Activities will consist of team cheers, 50/50, door prizes, and great fun with area residents.

For tickets please call Anita or Jim Lister at 931-287-0107 and 517-749-0447 or Paula Johnson/Tim Driggs at 931-287-0259 or 734-776-7929.


Church hosts picnic

Faith Bible Fellowship of Fairfield Glade Cordially invites you to their July 4th Community Picnic, featuring patriotic and gospel music.

The even will be from 3 to 5 P.M. at the United Methodist Church Pavilion, 231 Westchester Drive in Fairfield Glade.

The Gospel & Patriotic musical entertainment will be provided by Dennis Donald, co-founder of D-Squared Productions, along with Ashley Krohn & Cheyenne Graff.

In addition, we are pleased to provide sloppy joes, hot dogs, rolls, condiments and drinks (iced tea, lemonade and water) at no cost to our guests, friends and neighbors!

They just ask that you bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share.  We know you will enjoy wonderful music, fellowship and food.

For details and to R.S.V.P., so we can know how much food to provide; please call Linda at 707-0347.


Fredericks to speak

Fairfield Glade Resident Services will be at Christ Lutheran Church (481 Snead Drive) on Monday, July 8, at 2 P.M. as part of our Stephen Ministries.

Joan Fredericks will be presenting the program “Caring Connections.” She is very knowledgeable about the many services available to us.

The congregation and members of the community are invited and        encouraged to attend. It will last about 45 minutes to one hour.


Fantastic Quilt Guild to meet this Friday

The Fantastic Quilt Guild of Fairfield Glade Guild’s monthly membership meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 21, from 9 to 11:30 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall of the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church.

In addition to the usual business meeting, members will receive a progress report on the Quilting in the Schools program, be introduced to the second seasonal block of the year, and learn about an especially handy tool to improve enjoyment of the quilt piecing process.

Fat Quarter fabrics for the monthly drawing are “Red, White, and Blue.” Show and Tell and the Fat Quarter drawing will conclude the meeting.

Guests are always welcome and encouraged to get acquainted with the Guild and its many activities.

The purpose of the Fantastic Quilt Guild is to further the art of quilting through education, sharing, service, preservation, and social camaraderie.

For more information on the Fantastic Quilt Guild, or the monthly meetings, please contact Guild President Sharon O’Shea at 931-484-3165.


Cumberland County Democrats to meet

The Cumberland County Democratic Party will have their monthly meeting, Monday, June 24.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 P.M. at the Crossville Housing Authority, 67 Irwin Avenue. All area Democrats are encouraged to attend.


Republican Party slated to meet today

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.”


Volunteers Needed

Cumberland Adult Reading Council (CARC) is seeking creative people who enjoy working together to promote literacy in Cumberland County by serving on their Fund-Raising Events Committee. Organizing community events can be a fun way to meet new people and help CARC grow so that we can have a bigger impact in the community.

CARC is a 501c (3) non-profit organization that promotes improved literacy for adult learners in Cumberland County through the effective use of volunteers.

They provide support services for the volunteers and the learners and collaborate with individuals, groups and organizations who desire to foster increased literacy.

CARC is located at the Gateway Educational Center, 1 Goodwin Circle behind Burger King in Crossville. Their email address is [email protected] and our phone number is 931-337-5809

CARC is always looking for business, individual sponsors and non-profit partners to help them maintain their services. Please call or email them if you want to help support literacy in Cumberland County.


New York Picnic set

A New York State Picnic will be held Sunday, September 8 at the St. George Marina Pavilion.

The event will take place from 12:30 to 4:30 P.M. and the cost will be $10 per person. All New Yorkers and guests are welcome.


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.


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.


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.


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 hosting event

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.

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]


Photo contest slated

The Cumberland Count Master Gardners will have another photo contest during their 2014 Spring Flower and Garden Show (April 25, 26, and 27, 2014).

CASH prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place! And a cash prize for people’s choice.

There will be two categories: State Parks and UT Gardens. You will be allowed to enter both categories.

NOW is the time to start going to any of Tennessee State Parks, or any of the UT Gardens (Knoxville, Jackson and Crossville) to get your photos for next year’s contest. Remember since we are a garden organization we like to see FLOWERS, PLANTS, etc. in the photographs.

For more information contact Erin at [email protected]


UCHRA aid available

UCHRA will be awarded a 3 month transitional LIHEAP contract by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

During that period (July 1 – September 30, 2013) only eligible households who did not receive LIHEAP assistance during the previous 12 month period (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013) will be served.

Households who did receive LIHEAP assistance during that period of July 1, 2012 – June 30, will not be eligible to apply for new assistance until the new THDA contract period that begins October 1, 2013, pending the availability of LIHEAP funds at that time (contingent upon Congress appropriating funds).

Eligible applications received during the period of July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 but not processed by June 30 due to insufficient funds will be processed during the 3 month period until the available funds are exhausted.

It will not be necessary for households having a pending application to complete a new application.

However, during the three months UCHRA will continue to accept applications from households who did not apply for LIHEAP assistance during the previous 12 month period.

LIHEAP offers one-time per year financial assistance to qualifying low-income households.

who require assistance in paying their home heating or cooling bills.

Applicants must have an income less than 150% of the federal poverty level (currently $34,575 for a family of 4).

Vulnerable low-income households (i.e., those having disabled, elderly, and children under age 5) are targeted for service. Based upon a point system that takes into consideration each household’s income, family size, energy burden, and vulnerable members the one-time per year payment to a household’s designated energy source may be $300, $450, or $600 (with some exceptions).

During the current year UCHRA will provide LIHEAP assistance to approximately 7,500 Upper Cumberland households.