Vista Gatherings – June 3, 2014

Next WW II Veterans luncheon set for June 20

The next gathering of World War II Veterans will be a luncheon at Shoney’s Friday, June 20.

All World War II Veterans and their families are cordially invited to join their fellow servicemen to once again commemorate and remember the conflict which ended almost seventy years ago.

Past luncheons have been well attended, and it is hoped the room will be filled again.  Veterans who plan to attend are requested to call hosts Bill and Nancy Oehlecker at 788-6222 to make reservations for the luncheon, which will begin at 11 A.M.

As with past meetings, the program will include a guest speaker and door prizes donated by Crossville merchants.  Organizers hope to hear from World War II veterans who have not attended previous luncheons. These gatherings will continue to be held several times  yearly, and the next luncheon will be in late August.  Readers are  encouraged to contact any World War II veteran friends and remind them of the June 20 event.


Neighborhood Watch Coalition to host meeting

The 2014 June meeting of the Fairfield Glade Neighborhood Watch Coalition will be held on Thursday, June 12, at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center from 9 to 11 A.M.

The theme for this meeting is Personal Planning and Safety.  It is also the meeting when nominations for the office of Vice Chairperson and Membership Officer will be elected.

If you have an interest in becoming a member of this valuable FGNWC Board, please do not hesitate to submit your name to Mr. Charles Larkin.

The key topic will focus on Heart Health.   Speakers will be Ms. Rebecca Foster, Chief Nursing Officer at CMC/Covenant; Ms. Rachael Richardson, Cardiac Nurse and a special presentation/announcement by Mr. Jeremy Biggs, CEO of CMC/Covenant.

In addition, Chief Hoover of Public Safety will address us with information on Personal Safety and related issues.  Our board member, Mr. Van Clark, who is the liaison officer to law enforcement, will present a selection of phone numbers and contact information our residents should have to enable a quick response with either medical or other emergency personnel.

Finally, there will also be a form for you to tell us what other information will be of benefit to you in the coming sessions.  It is only with your primary interests that we can better serve you.


AARP course slated

An AARP Smart Drivers Course is scheduled 1 to 5 P.M. on Friday, June 6,  and 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on Saturday, June 7 at Uplands Retirement Village.

It is an 8-hour course updating your driving skills, learning about new Tennessee driving laws, and keeping you a safe driver as you age are some of the reasons for taking the course.

You may qualify for a discount on your automotive insurance. Please check with your agent for discount details.

The cost of the course for AARP members is $15 and for non-members $20. A work handbook is provided for student retention. If interested please call AARP Instructor Len Stark at (931) 456-1994 as pre-registration is required.


Korean Vets to meet

Uniforms are preferred, however, come as you are if your uniform is on pass or out to lunch!  The June meeting of Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Vet Association starts at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge Dr.  Questions or driving directions may be obtained by contacting Cmdr Bob Johnston at 931-484-8798.  Guests and prospective members are always welcome!

We will be welcoming the new officers, receiving a report on the Rose of Sharon Fund Raiser, and most importantly will begin the process of setting the 2014-15 budget.  It is imperative that you be at this meeting if you have a request pertaining to the budget.

The purpose of the KWVA is to back our local veterans, participate in the Wounded Warrior Fund, provide funding to worthy local agencies, take part in the local veterans groups, and help in establishing camaraderie among veterans and their families.


Memory Loss Care Group to meet June 12

Under the umbrella of Dementia there are 70 different aspects or diseases affecting the brain.

The Memory Loss Care Group meets to help those who are facing memory loss or coping with various forms of Dementia.

The group meets the second Thursday of each month at 11 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church.

The next Memory Loss Care Group meeting will be Thursday, June 12 at 11 A.M. at the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall.  (The church is located behind Food City.)

So whether you are a caregiver, have mild cognitive impairment or concerned for a loved one, neighbor or friend affective by Dementia; we welcome you to join us as we share and walk through this journey.

You may enter on the porch side of the church. For the June meeting, Randy Hoover, Fairfield Glade Public Safety Chief will be speaking on safety concerns.

Joan Fredericks will be presenting services offered to the community by Fairfield Glade Resident Services. They will bring helpful information on important aspects of living with or caring for someone with cognitive impairment.

Handouts and helpful information are available at the meetings. They encourage questions and sharing at each meeting.

Contact Margaret Brant at 931-337-9630 or e-mail at [email protected] for questions or additional information.


Community-Wide Ice Cream Social slated

The Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Drive , is pleased to host their annual “Ice Cream Social” on Saturday, June 14, from noon until 2:30 P.M. (in Outdoor Pavillion).

They are extending an invitation to all of our Fairfield Glade friends and neighbors to come and join in on a perfect way to celebrate summer with FREE hot dogs, drinks, and, of course, ice cream sundaes.

Since this event is occurring on Father’s Day Weekend this year, you may be having a weekend guests and they encourage you to bring them along to join in the fun.

While you enjoy your food, you will be serenaded by our praise team, “The Gospel Truth”.  If you have not heard them perform, you are in for a real treat.  This year, there will also be activities for the children, so bring the entire family!

There will be a special drawing for one gallon of “MAMA’s Homemade Ice Cream” prepared by our Associate Pastor, Lanita Monroe.  Donations will be welcome and will benefit the “IMAGINE NO MALARIA” program to end preventable deaths by malaria in Africa.


Cumberland County Democratic Rally

There will be a Democratic Rally on Monday, June 16, from 5 to 8 P.M. at the Community Complex at 1398 Livingston Road in Crossville.

Admission is free and food will be provided.  Activities include entertainment, raffles, and an opportunity to take a photo with your favorite candidate.

Come and meet the Democratic candidates for the upcoming county, district, state and national elections.   The Cumberland County Democratic Party and the Cumberland County Democratic Women’s Club are hosting this event.  Donations greatly appreciated to support Democratic candidates.


Republican women meet

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will have their monthly meeting June 5, at 5 P.M. at the Republican Headquarters.

They will welcome back our president, Johanna Wentworth, who has been on medical leave.

They will also have a reception for our scholarship winners, Hayden Shadden and Blu Shillings. These two young men represent the best of the Republican Party with with their continuing participation in Republican activities.

The ladies will also be discussing future activities,the 2014 elections in  the fall and our goals for the rest of 2014.

They meet every first Tuesday of each month so mark your calendars and bring a friend or two, we would love to meet you.


PC Users meet soon

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday June 16, at the 127 South Senior Center. Note: Meeting time for summer sessions is 6 to 8 P.M.

Carl Nordeen will present this month’s program. He will discuss how to update Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and then to Windows 8.1 update. Improvements in each update will be shown.

New features of the newest version will be shown as well as improvements in the operating system. Also to be discussed is what is not in the new system that people have wanted but Microsoft has not yet addressed

The meeting begins with questions/answers (Q/A) at 6 PM.  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. PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the community better enjoy the use of personal computers. Visitors are always welcome at the meetings and there is no charge for attendance.

For more information and to read the latest version of their newsletter, the Gazette, visit their web site at or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 A.M.-9 P.M., only please).


Bread of Life announces Appreciation Dinner

Mark your calendars for Friday, June 6th, starting at 5:30 P.M., at the Community Complex, to attend the Bread of Life Community Appreciation Dinner, Director, Ralph Reagan announced yesterday during their Board meeting.

The food will be prepared and catered by Scarlett Catering.  The cost of the dinner will be a “Free Will Offering” and will be collected during the event.

The most important part of this dinner is for the general public, businesses and area churches to learn more about the mission of The Bread of Life and to be able to ask questions, one on one, to the various volunteers and staff that will be attending the event.

Director, Ralph Reagan will provide information on all the activities that took place last year and update everyone on the progress of the medical/dental clinic.

As many of you already know, the Bread of Life Rescue Mission is the only ministry in Cumberland County that covers most of the needs of the homeless, the poor and the desperate by working closely with various partner agencies in the community.

You can come alone or bring a party of 8 and have your own table.  It is important to call The Bread of Life Rescue Mission at 707-0031, or e-mail ([email protected]) by May 30th to reserve your table and to provide us with an accurate number of dinners to order.

During the program, you will learn about our plans for expanded counseling, referrals and job training,  in addition to testimonies from those who were helped through this valued and necessary program.

There are always various volunteer positions available throughout the Mission!  To learn more about the Bread Of Life Rescue Mission and other upcoming events, visit our website or call 707-0503.


Pinochle picnic slated

A Marathon Pinochle Picnic set for Saturday June 14 -sign up by June 9

The Marathon Pinochle group meets for an end-of season picnic at St. George Marina , including an optional final tournament. This year, we are having a “true” picnic lunch, catered by Scarlett’s catering. Menu includes either Hot Dog or Hamburger (Please specify), potato chips, Cole slaw, pasta salad, baked beans, banana pudding, and Sweet or Unsweet tea.(B.Y.O.B. other drinks).

The cost is $12 per person, which covers Lunch and Pavilion rental. If you have not visited the remodeled facility, you are in for a pleasant surprise!

The picnic will begin at 3 P.M. with the tournament , $1 each player. prizes awarded to top scorers. Participation is not required, but is open to members, spouses. friends, and potential New Members.

Food will be served @4;30, with a brief meeting , distribution of 2013-2014 season winnings, and the finish of the tournament to follow.

Please send form to John Moritz, 53 Loxley Ln. Fairfield Glade along with your check(s) by June 9, so we can give the caterer a firm count. Any questions, please call John at 456-2290, or Laurie Kreskowiak  at 484-2123. They hope to see a good crowd, but members who can’t make it will need to arrange pick -up of final winnings at Laurie’s home on Belvedere Lane.


Democratic Club’s Meet & Greet scheduled

Mark your calendar for the Fairfield Glade Democratic Club’s Meet & Greet on Saturday, July 12, from 12 to 3 P.M., at Robinhood Park.

Visit with the Candidates; have lunch ($5.00); and enjoy the music of the talented Carrie Hassler! Non-FFG residents are welcome. Questions? Call 931-335-9737.


Free Medicare Help

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at the Fairfield Glade Resident Services located at 4929 Peavine Road (near Food City) on June 9 & 23 from 9 A.M. to 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.


Welcome to Medicare Class set for June 11

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare?

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is hosting a class for those entering the confusing world of Medicare on June 11 from 9 to 11:30 A.M. at Art Circle Library in Crossville.

The class will consist of training on Parts A, B, C & D, as well as Medigap policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud.  SHIP is a federally funded program administered locally through the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability and provides free and objective counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.

To reserve a seat for the class, please call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044.


Ecumenical Luncheon and Drama, June 11

All women of the area are invited to attend the annual non-denominational program and luncheon, Weds., June 11, at 10:30 A.M., hosted this year by Fairfield Glade Baptist Church, located on the hill by Food City.

Cost of the luncheon catered by Dixie Catering, is $10. Reservations can be made by calling Miriam van den Akker at 931 337-5460.

The program will be a live, costumed portrayal of Corrie ten Boom, by dramatist, Peggy Miller.

Corrie ten Boom was a simple Dutch watchmaker living an ordinary life with her father and older sister but the Nazi occupation of Holland in 1939 changed everything.  They could not sit by and do nothing.  The ten Boom home became a “hiding place” for Jewish refugees.  Their sudden betrayal and imprisonment in one of Hitler’s cruelest concentration camps put to the test their reliance on God.

Miller, a resident of Fairfield Glade, has performed her original one-woman dramas for conferences and churches across the country.  She writes the scripts and designs the costumes for her presentations.


One Step Luncheon

One Step Beyond’s next luncheon will be at noon Thursday June 12 at Crawdaddy’s in Cookeville.  Plan to order from the menu.

To attend, call Ron Hochheiser at 931-210-4393 or Bobbye Bitto 931-707-8607 by June 5.

Their group of seniors meet at a local restaurant every other month and enjoy a good meal and each other’s company.  Plan to join them.


Volunteer Coin Club to meet June 10

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 10 at 6:30 pm.  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.


Kinseekers meet June 5

IThe monthly KINSEEKERS meeting is set for June 5, 2014 at 1pm. at the  Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr.

Everyone is who is interested in genealogy is invited to to our monthly meetings.  This month Mark Pfaffenroth will present Finding Your Ancestors’ Military Records.

The meetings are open to everyone who is interested in genealogy (the why’s, the how to’s or the where to go’s) . If you decide to join the group it only costs $10 for the year.  Any questions, feel free to contact Erin at 456-8367.


A Bake Sale – Friday, June 27

The Council of Catholic Women from St. Francis of Assisi Church is having their annual bake sale at the

Village Green mall in Fairfield Glade from 9AM to 2PM on Friday, June 27. 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 707-1218 or 287-0312.


City Lites Band at Hebbertsburg June 7

Back by popular demand, the City Lites Band will provide the music for your dancing and listening pleasure at the Hebbertsburg Community Center on Saturday, June 7.

The doors open at 5 P.M.and the music starts at 5:30. The band, featuring Marty Gibson (guitar and vocals), Flavie Miller (guitar and vocals), Glen Holverson (‘HOT’ Saxophone), and Wade England (Drums), will wow us with a variety of music from country classics to classic rock to ballroom and jazz.  You request it, they can probably play and sing it.

The Sweet T’s will set the pace for line-dancing and clogging during the band’s break times, and everyone, young and old, is invited to join them on the dance floor.

They’ll be serving a regular homemade Spaghetti Dinner for just $6, with desserts and additional drinks at only $1 each.

Call Carolyn at 707-7837 with any questions.

[email protected] or call Carolyn at 931-484-9556. (Please remember, if you can’t keep your reservation, pass it on or honor your obligation; we are charged for every meal ordered.  Thanks.)

Parking is limited, but carpooling is available for ladies coming from Fairfield Glade. If interested, mention it when calling in your reservation.


Christian Women’s Connection is an affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries.

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (May 5, 2014) — May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and Youth Villages, a private nonprofit organization, is offering several opportunities for the Crossville community to help children in need of homes.

A statewide Day of Prayer for foster children on Sunday, May 18 will highlight Foster Care Awareness Month. Youth Villages is asking churches in the Crossville-area to join other churches across Tennessee in praying for children in the community who are waiting for loving foster homes.

“This month, we want as many local churches as possible to get involved in supporting foster care awareness,” Shawn Cline, Youth Villages foster parent recruiting and training supervisor, said.

Adults in the Crossville-area who are interested in becoming foster parents are invited to attend free foster parent training classes on Saturdays at 9 a.m., beginning May 31, at the Youth Villages office, located at 448 Neal Street, Cookeville, TN 38501.

Foster parents should be over the age of 25 and living in the Cumberland County-area. Foster parents should have viable income, reliable transportation and be able to pass a background check and home study.

Youth Villages provides foster parents with 24-hour access to counselors, support groups and a monthly stipend to offset the cost of adding a child to the home. Foster parents also often have the first right to adopt if the child becomes available for adoption.

For more information about becoming a foster parent or how you can help support children in need during Foster Care Awareness Month, contact Shawn Cline at 931-560-4233 or [email protected]