Vista Gatherings – June 4, 2013

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.


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.

These students will be awarded scholarships based on their achievements and future educational plans associated with agriculture and related fields.

Following the awards ceremony and presentation of award recipients, a congratulatory luncheon will be sponsored by First National Bank.

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.

Nelle Norris, a longtime Garden Club member will give a demonstration on flower arranging for everyday bouquets.

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 10 and 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.


“Welcome to Medicare” Class held tomorrow

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare?  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is hosting classes for those entering the confusing world of Medicare on June 5 from 9 A.M. to noon and June 19 from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. at Art Circle Library in Crossville.

Classes 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.


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.


Spaghetti dinner set

“Jersey Gene’s” Famous Spaghetti and Meat ball Dinner at the Elks Lodge on June 7 from 5 to 7 P.M.

Cost is just $8 per person.

This dinner includes, salad, garlic bread dessert and all the pasta with sauce you can eat!

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

Please keep in mind they have limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated.

They are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12 to 9 P.M., Monday through Saturday.

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)


Last chance to register for Rotary golf tourney

Time is running out!

Get your registration in soon to participate in this fun, and very worthy charity even at Heatherhurst (The Brae) on Saturday, June 22nd.

Not only will you enjoy a great day of golf and fellowship, with prizes and lunch, you will be supporting our local schools, scholarships and a number of our community non-profit agencies.

Contact any Fairfield Glade Rotarian for more information, or call Bruce Horn at  931-456-6131 or email [email protected]


Elks car wash benefit

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!


Basketball camp set

Roane State Basketball Coach Randy Nesbit will conduct his 20th summer basketball camp from June 17-22 in the RSCC Gym.  This session will be open to boys ages 8-14.

Coach Nesbit will lead all instruction and a small camper to coach ratio will be utilized with  other RSCC coaches and Raider players rounding out the staff.  Campers will experience a positive, enthusiastic environment with good morals expected from all in attendance and coaching.  In addition, 1 on 1, 3 on 3, and 5 on 5 leagues will be conducted.

For more information call 882-4583.  An application and brochure can be downloaded at  Search for Athletics and Men’s Basketball Camp Brochure.


One Step Beyond to hold luncheon June 11

Mark your calendar for the One Step Beyond luncheon which is scheduled for Noon, Tuesday, June 11, at Crawdaddy’s in Cookeville. The address is 53 W. Broad St.

Come join them for a delicious meal and great company. Order from the menu and pay with your check or cash. Reservations are required and needs to be called into Lilie Fondell 931-707-7558 or Jane Webb 931-210-8841 by Friday June 7, 2013.

The group offers you friendship and welcomes those that are single, alone and/or widowed. If carpooling is needed call one of the names mentioned above for arrangements.


Parkinson’s Support 

The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at Christ Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, June 4 at 2:30 P.M. It is located at Snead and Lakeview Dr. In Fairfield Glade.

They have a guest speaker, Jeannie FiIzgerald, a Licensed Massage Therapist.

They are a very informative, upbeat group of people with Parkinson’s disease as well as caregivers and family members. They have a borrowing Library and provide light refreshments.

They get together each month on the first Tuesday to discuss ways to deal with this disease and information to help us continue to keep ourselves and others informed about the new research and new techniques that will improve our lives. If you need directions or more information please call 931-484-0193.


Ladies Bible Study

Ladies, on June 12 there will be a spring Ladies Bible Study at the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church.

This seven-session study on “Nehemiah: a Heart That Can Break” by Kelly Minter, will reveal Nehemiah’s heart — a heart broken for those in need.

Sign up sheets are in the church foyer. Cost of books is $13.

For information call Debra Markham at 931-349-7204 or Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church at 931-484-6927.


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.

These children need families who will care for them until they can return to their birth families or an adoptive family is found for them.

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 to help them offset the costs of adding a child to their household.

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]


Photo contest slated

Cumberland County Master Gardeners will be having another photo contest during their 2014 Spring Flower and Garden Show (April 25, 26, and 27, 2014)

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 they are a garden organization they like to see flowers, plants, etc. in the photographs. For more information contact Erin at [email protected]


Kinseekers meet June 6

The next meeting for the Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will be held on Thursday, June 6, at 1P.M., at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr, Fairfield Glade. At the next meeting they will learn about East Tennessee History from Jewell Wilhoite.

Our meetings are open to all who are interested in learning how to research their genealogy. Please note that Kinseekers have changed to meet only once a month, the first Thursday of every month. For more information please call Erin at 931-456-8367.


Russian River Cruise

Friends Traveling Together  are busy planning a Russian River Cruise through Grand Circle Travel in July of 2014.

An informational meeting will be held at the home of Tom and Molly Hartman on Saturday, June 8 at 4 P.M. If you are interested in traveling to Russia, please join us. RSVP to Molly at 931-287-0458.


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.


AARP driver safety program offered

The AARP Driver Safety course, a classroom refresher course for drivers age 50 and older, will be offered at the Cumberland Medical Center at 421 South Main Street, Crossville, in room C on second floor.

The eight-hour course will be held on two consecutive morning sessions: on June 24-25 from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days. Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

More information is available at –


CPAP Support Group Meeting set for June 6

Cumberland Medical Center CPAP Support Group Meeting is scheduled for June 6  at 6 P.M. in Conference Center C at the hospital.

These meetings are a great opportunity to meet other cpap users, get help with masks and get answers to your questions by Registered Technologist and Therapist.

You can also see the newest CPAP equipment out there.  Bring anyone interested in learning more about Sleep Apnea and CPAP therapy.

The guest speaker this month is Dr. Lana Jeradeh Boursoulian and the topic will be sleepwalking. Please contact Cyndy Whitson at 931-459-7249 to reserve your seat.


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 3rd 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.

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.

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