Vista Gatherings – June 2, 2015

Dog walk event set

The first Paws on the Pavement morning walk for you and your family dogs will take place on Saturday, June 13 from 8 A.M. till noon in Fairfield Glade.

They will meet at the Mirror Lake pavilion for instructions.  Water will be provided along the all trails for both human and canine participants.

There will be three paved trails, shortest is 1⁄2 mile and the longest is 2 miles and maps for all routes will be available.

Rest stops with doggie doo bags and disposal bins will also be provided in various locations along the routes.

The event is sponsored by the Fairfield Glade Dog Park but you don’t have to be a ‘member’ to participate in this walk.

Korean Vets to meet

The June meeting for Korean veterans calls to install new officers for the 2015-16 fiscal year and that meeting will happen on Wednesday, June 10 at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge Dr.

Uniforms are preferred, guests are always welcome, and you can call Cmdr Bob Johnston at 931-484-8798 for driving directions or more information.

Reports on the Memorial Day festivities and progress on the fund raiser, Sale of the Rose of Sharon Flowers, will take place and are important topics.  Preliminary planning and sign-up for the Annual Picnic, to be held at noon at the St George Marina, Saturday, August 29 will get started.  Cmdr Bob plans an Executive Board meeting in early June to set up a budget for the 2015-16 year, and that budget will be voted on by the membership at the July meeting.

Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association, is a proud bunch of guys living in Cumberland County and wishing to give back to the Cumberland County Community, by supporting worthy agencies with additional funding.

Good Sam needs Vols

The  Good Samaritan Society of Fairfield Glade is offering a Volunteer Orientation on Friday, June 5, from 8 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.

Information will be presented to educate new volunteers on Good Samaritan, State  and Federal requirements. To learn more, please contact Tracey Velong, Volunteer Coordinator, 931-456-1576

Volunteer Coin Club set to meet on June 9

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold its regular June 9 meeting on  Tuesday, 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.

Life Care Center to host Summer Kickoff June 16

Life Care Center of Crossville invites the community to a free Summer Kickoff event for all ages on Tuesday, June 16, from 1 to 3 P.M.

Among the many activities will be live music, a dunk tank, a petting zoo, a cupcake walk, cornhole, a photo booth and a watermelon-eating contest. The facility will also provide refreshments, including popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones.

For more information, call (931) 484-4782.

Located at 80 Justice St., Life Care Center of Crossville is one of 25 rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers in Tennessee managed or operated by Life Care Centers of America.

Founded in 1976, Life Care is a nationwide health care company. With headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee, Life Care, along with sister company Century Park, operates or manages more than 260 skilled nursing, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s and senior living campuses in 28 states. For more information about Life Care, visit

Group therapy offered

This summer, the Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County will offer group therapy sessions for those who have struggled with addictions.

These sessions are design to compliment an initial treatment program for addiction and will provide support for those on the road to sobriety.  A therapy session provides more than support groups normally offer.

Each session is led by a professionally trained counselor and will help those attending explore their thoughts, emotions and behaviors during their recovery.

Skills and attitudes that help prevent relapse and promote a positive attitude will be taught and practiced.

Group therapy sessions recommend a six week commitment period.  Separate men’s and women’s sessions will be held.  Group size is limited, so sign up soon to reserve your spot.

Cost is $15 per session.  To sign up, contact the Christian Counseling center at 931-707-8200.  Sessions will begin as early as June 19th.

Memory Loss Care Group Meeting June11

The next Memory Loss Care Group meeting will be Thursday, June 11th at 11 A.M. at Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church, located behind Food City.

The meeting is held in the Music Center, Room 139; please enter on the porch side of the church.   The topic this month will be better communication.

The speaker will be Ed Devries who received his PhD in Rehabilitation Counseling and has many years’ experience in various fields, including Special Education teacher, Psychologist and Executive Career Coach.

As a Rehabilitation Psychologist, Ed worked with long term issues such as strokes, head injury and spinal cord injury and the usual family adjustments as a result of the trauma.

Just as trying to communicate with someone having hearing loss requires special attention and patience, the same is true with Memory Loss.   It takes longer for a person with dementia to process the information, which can be a challenge.

Under the umbrella of dementia, there are 70 different aspects or diseases affecting the brain.  Brain disease is no respecter of persons so it is important to learn all we can to help those who come across our path.

Whether you are a caregiver, volunteer in the community or have a friend or loved one with dementia, they invite you to join them and benefit from the helpful information presented at each meeting.

Contact Margaret Brant 931-337-9630 for additional information or questions.

Republicans meet June 4

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will hold a meeting on June 4 at 5 P.M. at the Republican Headquarters.

They will have a reception for our high school scholarship winners. Please try to attend and join in the celebration as they help these two young people continue their education.

They will also be finalizing our plans for the fall craft show on Oct. 8-9, so be prepared to volunteer your time and cooking skills for this event.

Tea Party sets meeting

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Community Complex (Fair Grounds), 1398 Livingston Rd., Crossville  on Tuesday, June 9, at 6 P.M.

The doors open to the public at 5:30 P.M. All concerned citizens who believe in limited government are invited to attend.

The meeting will be a Town Hall format with State Representative Cameron Sexton, who has represented House District 25 in the Tennessee General Assembly House of Representative in the 107th through 109th sessions, 2011-2015.

Elected to the House in 2010, Sexton won re-election in 2012. He again won re-election in 2014, garnering 77% of the votes cast in the 25th House District.

In the 109th General Assembly, Representative Sexton serves as chairman of the House Health Committee.

The Cumberland County Tea Party is not connected to any political party and no dues are collected.

For more information on the Tea Party, log on to:

PPCUG session June 15    

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday June 15, at the 127 South Senior Center. Note: New meeting time for summer sessions is 6 to 8 P.M.

Also please note that starting in May, a $3 guest fee will be collected from all non-PPCUG members. This guest fee is good for one month, for attendance at any or all of our associated groups’ meetings: PPCUG, Photography Club, and the Photography Club Workshop.

PPCUG club dues are the same as always: $ 24 single, $ 30 family per year payable July 1, and give admittance to all group meetings.

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 AM-9 PM, only please)

Alan Baker, club member, will present the “What / Why / How” of Microsoft Word.  This is the second installment in this series that explores various Microsoft Office components.  This word processing program does way more than help you write a letter.

The meeting begins with questions/answers (Q/A) at 6 P.M. The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation beginning at 7 P.M. The Plateau PC Users Group meets the third Monday of the month at the 127 South Senior Center.

Photography Club meets

The topic for this month’s meeting of the Plateau Photography Club is “Get to know your camera”.

Members will bring an interesting shot using their highest ISO, a shot using a non-automatic white balance and shots using their fastest frames per second settings.

As usual, they will meet at 1:00 pm at the Fairfield Glade Library Building on the third Thursday, June 18th.

They are a Special Interest Group of the Plateau PC Users Group.  Non-members are welcome to attend all PPCUG events for the month for one $3 fee.

For questions, please call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.”

Early Enrollment now for FBI Classes

The early enrollment period for the Faith Bible Institute (FBI) Fall Semester classes is going on now through June 30.

You can still enroll until July 31, but, there will be an additional $24 cost. This year new students can enroll directly online at; click on the Enrollment link.

The local school name is Fairfield Glade TN (no comma after Glade) and the school number is #592.

The local campus is located in the Fellowship Hall of Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade.

If you prefer the old-fashioned paper application, just contact the local FBI director, Sharon Hilton, by calling 931-456-2525, and a contact time will be arranged.

VBS scheduled in June

The Coolest Week of the Summer!   “Everest – Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power!” Don’t miss VBS week from June 14 – 19 (5:30 – 7:30 P.M.) when kids will form climbing crews at their base camp and begin the climb to the summit of Everest.

Games, food, Bible songs, memory verses and crafts will be part of the fun week.

Please register your children (3yrs old through 6th grade) by calling the First Presbyterian Church office (931) 484-4644, Tue-Fri, 8:30 A.M.-Noon.

Marathon Pinochle Picnic set for June 13

The Marathon Pinochle Club will meet for its annual end-of-season picnic at Fairfield Glade Community Church (521 Snead Dr.), including an optional final tournament.

A picnic lunch, being catered by Gladers Judy Kenyon and Wanda Tucker, features stuffed croissants (various fillings), two side salads, potato salad, tea and soft drinks, and dessert.

The cost is $8 per person, which includes lunch and a donation for the use of the dining room .

The picnic begins at 3 P.M. with the tournament, $1 per player, prizes for top scorers. Participation is not required, but is open to members, spouses, friends, and Potential New Members.

Food will be served starting at 4 P.M. with a brief meeting, distribution of 2014-2015 season winnings, and completion of the tournament to follow.

Please send enrollment form to Lee Stotz ,217 Amherst Ln., Fairfield Glade, along with checks by June 9th. Be sure to notify Lee (707-0995) of your intent to attend by June 5, so we can get an accurate count to the caterers.

Any questions , call Lee or John Moritz (456-2290).

Lunch date slated

The Women’s Annual Ecumenical Luncheon will be hosted this year by Fairfield Glade Community Church’s Women’s Fellowship on Wednesday, June 10.

Lynne Drysdale-Patterson, an accomplished worship leader, singer and songwriter from Nashville, will present “Abigail Smith Adams, the Faith of our First Lady.” She also will perform familiar hymns, spiritual songs, and her award-winning song “Trails of Tennessee”.

The cost for the June 10th program and luncheon is $10. Doors open at 10 A.M. for check-in.  The program begins at 10:30 and luncheon will follow.

If you attend a church in FFG, contact your church’s women’s group for more information and to make a reservation.  All others can make a reservation by sending a check for $10 to “FFG Com. Church/WF”, 521 Snead Dr, Crossville, TN 38558.  Include your name, address, and phone number.  Last day for registration is June 1. For more information, call 707-7964.

Fundraiser show slated

An important Fundraising event is scheduled at The Palace Theatre in Crossville on June 5 at 7 P.M.

This concert/show will have all proceeds going to beAll proceeds to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

There were over 800 children from Cumberland County visited the hospital last year.

RE/MAX has raised more than 130 million dollars to help.

Theree will be special performances by Frank Saxton, Regina Stevens & Terri Utsey.

Reserved seating is $15 – so order your tickets online or call 931-484-6133.

Caregivers need care too

According to the latest statistics on caregiving from the National Family Caregivers Association, nearly half of the U.S. population has a chronic condition.  From that number 41 million are limited in their daily activities while 12 million are unable to live independently or even leave the house.  One can deduce from these numbers that there are millions of family caregivers out there.

There is such a group in Fairfield Glade.  Join the community Caregiver’s Support Group that is held monthly on the first Thursday of every month from 12:30-1:30 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Drive.

If your loved one has memory issues bring them along for some games and quality time with our caregiver on staff.  They will be entertained while you have time to share with others who have similar circumstances as your own.

For further information, call 484-3473.

Hospice Butterfly Release set for June 13

The 5th Annual Hospice Benefit Celebration of Life Butterfly Release will be on Saturday, June 13, 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 names they are celebrating, a butterfly blessing, special music, commemorative readings, and the release of the butterflies to mingle with the crowd and the flowering plants.

The donation for the butterflies is $20 for one name to be remembered or $100 for six different names to be remembered.  They encourage you to attend our event, bring a lawn chair and wear brightly colored clothing.  Those unable to attend may still reserve butterflies in the name of a family member or friend and these will also be released.  Butterfly order forms are available at the Hospice Office at 30 E. Adams St., or one can be e-mailed to you from Kay Moyer at [email protected]

Staycation Expo 2015 Set for June 6th

The Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce announces their annual Staycation Expo will be held on June 6th from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center.  This year’s theme is “ Stay, Play, & Repeat…”

This is free to attend and open to the public. For info, contact Beth Wyatt-Davis at 931-787-1755.or [email protected]

June 13 – Cumberland Caverns – McMinnville, TN

July 11 – The Lost Sea – Sweetwater, TN

Aug 8 – Devil’s Triangle – Oliver Springs area

Sept 12 – TBD

Oct 3 – Allardt Pumpkin Festival

Member Phil Serocki has put together a web site for us which is available at the following

For information about joining, call or email Keith Kurz at 931-456-8322 and [email protected]

Hot time predicted at Hebbertsburg event

Relax and plan ahead for the beautiful weather, delicious food and great fun that we are predicting for the Hebbertsburg Community Center Dinner/Dance on Saturday, June 6.

The ever popular City Lites will have things hot and hopping with their unique blend of music that features Marty Gibson (guitar and vocals), Flavie Miller (guitar and vocals), Glen Holverson (‘HOT’ saxophone), and Wade England (drums).  Whether you’ve never heard them perform or know their music well, be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, June 6.

You’ll hear great music ranging from country classics to classic rock to ballroom, blues and jazz.

The Sweet T’s will once again show their dancing skills during break times with some line-dancing and clogging.

And don’t forget their Fun and Famous Cakewalk!  Our Hebbertsburg ladies provide the delicious cakes and for just a $1 a chance, you could win one to share or to take home with you.

In addition to the great music, we’ll be serving our regular homemade Spaghetti Dinner (that’s spaghetti, meat sauce, bread and coffee, iced tea or a soft drink) or BBQ (that’s a BBQ sandwich, chips and a drink) for just $7, with desserts and additional drinks at only $1.

The meal, also prepared by our Hebbertsburg ladies, is served starting at 5 P.M., with the band playing from 5:30 to 8:30.

The $4 donation at the door is for adults only; there’s no charge for children 16 and under. All monies collected go to pay the band and to maintain the Community Center; the workers are all cheerful volunteers.

The Hebbertsburg Community Center is just over 5 miles from the 4-Way Stop on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade.  Head north and follow the signs. At the Y in the road with a house in the middle, take the left fork a short distance and you’ll find the blue pole barn Community Center on the left.

Call Carolyn at 931-707-7837 with any questions.