Vista Gatherings – June 5, 2012

Free training workshop

Upper Cumberland area families are invited to attend a series of free Alzheimer’s CARE training workshop that will be offered on June 5. The first session will begin at 11 A.M. at the Home Instead Senior Care office in Cookeville.

Developed by Home Instead Senior Care, the Alzheimer’s or Other Dementias CARE program incorporates an innovative, hands-on approach to help families deal with the difficult behavioral changes that often are associated with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

During the workshop, program experts will teach caregivers how to:

• Manage behaviors

• Encourage engagement

• Care for themselves while caring for their loved one.

To reserve a spot, call Home Instead Senior Care at 931-526-1127.


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 931-484-8798. 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 931-456-8859 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.


Crime Prevention seminar this Thursday

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a Crime Prevention Seminar at the Neverfail Community Church at 50 Neverfail Road, Pleasant Hill, TN on Thursday, June 7, at 6 P.M..

The workshop will be a two-hour program with Operation Safe Community.

For more information please contact Gary Howard or Debbie Martin at 931 484-6176 ext. 2002.    Sheriff Butch Burgess and Pastor Eliot Roberts invite everyone to come out and partner with us to make your neighborhood a safer place to live.


Christian Counseling Center celebrates 10 years

To celebrate 10 years in Crossville, Christian Counseling Center hopes you will celebrate with them on the 10th of every month this year!

The Christian Counseling Center and Ruby Tuesday of Crossville are offering a special coupon at the Center’s website:

This month they invite you to print the coupon from the website and go to Ruby Tuesday’s on June 10.  When you present this coupon to your server for a wonderful lunch or dinner, Ruby Tuesday will give back 20% of your purchase to the Christian Counseling Center.

And you can do this every month – just print another coupon each month and enjoy a great meal at Ruby Tuesdays on the 10th of every month in 2012!


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 931-56-2424.


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.


Corvette Club to meet

Attention all Corvette owners …. Come join the  Plateau Corvette club for Corvette owners only at its monthly meeting held on the first Thursday of every month at 6 P.M. ( room available at 5:30 P.M.).

They will be meeting at Ryans Restaurant club meeting room at 2854 North Main Street (127 north) in Crossville.

Join them and meet new people as they plan events all Corvette owners can enjoy.

For further information please contact Coy Watson at 931-459-4976.


Weight Loss Challenge

The next Weight Loss Challenge is beginning on Thursday, June 7 at 6 P.M. Participants receive 12 weeks of personal coaching, free metabolism testing, group support to cheer you on and best of all — it’s fun.

The cost to join for the entire 12-week program is $35 and the top three losers will take home the cash. Average participants lose 30 pounds and 30 inches during the 12 week class.

For more information, location and to pre-register, please call Margie Krivy at 931-707-1308. Space is limited, so be sure to call early to reserve your seat


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.


Elks host Fish Fry

The Elks “All-you-can-eat” Fish Fry will be Friday, June 8, at the Elks Lodge in Crossville.

The Elks Lodge is serving their famous Fish Fry on June 8,  from 4 to7 P.M.

For the all-inclusive price of $10 per person, you can enjoy “All-you-can-eat” fish and sides of coleslaw, French fries or baked potato and dessert.

For the non-fish lover, they offer a single serving of a half baked chicken which includes all side dishes. Children 8 years and younger half price.

The Elks Lodge is open to male and females aged 21 and over, who are American citizens and believe in God.  If you would like additional information about the Elks Lodge, call the Lodge for more details 484-0150.

Please keep in mind there is limited parking so if you can carpool that would be greatly appreciated.

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

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and their guests.


County Republican Women’s Club to meet

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will have their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 7 at 5 P.M. at the Republican Headquarters.

Please bring a friend or two and get involved with the 2012 election. Elections have consequences and the club says “who is elected WILL make a difference in 2013 so now is the time to commit to the ‘Election of our Life Time’ if we want to preserve the America that we have had for our children and our grandchildren. “

They will have their regular business meeting at 5 P.M. and at 5:45 P.M. Karen Frantzen will introduce all to a group called “Joni and Friends”.

It is an organization much the same as  the “Wounded Warriors” program. Frantzen has recently returned from a “joniandfriends” getaway and has worked with many of the people in the video at

For more information please go to The public is cordially invited to attend Frantzen’s talk at 5:45 P.M.


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.


Quilt Guild to meet

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold its monthly Business Meeting on Wednesday June 6th, at 10 A.M. in the 127 South Senior Center, located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville.

This month’s Trunk show “Honoring Janet Thomas” will be presented by Karen Muzia.

This is a program you do not want to miss.  Everyone is invited. all Wynnell Busch @ (931)456-2673 for further information on this Program and upcoming Programs and Workshops.


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.


Kinseekers to meet 

Thee Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday June 7 at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr.

At the next meeting, they will have “a chat and chew.”  Bring in your  “brick walls” or “great finds” that you have in your family search. Bring something to drink and a snack to share.

All visitors are welcome to attend this meeting and all Kinseekers’ meetings. They meet the first Thursday of every month. Any questions, feel free to call Erin at 931-456-8367.


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 707-9647 or Nikki and Frank  at 456-5133 for information and tickets.


Marathon Pinochle Picnic on Friday, June 8

The Marathon Pinochle group will meet for an end of season picnic at St. George Marina.

Food catered by Big Boy’s BBQ with its BBQ plates and loaded baked potatoes.

Cost is $9.75 per person. (Friends and potential new players also welcome.)

“BYOB” although iced tea will be served with the meal.

A “Pinochle Tournament” will begin at 4 P.M. at $1 per player with prizes warded to top scorers.

Any questions, call Pat Vaughn at 931-456-1453 or Laurie Kreskowiak at 931-484-2123.


Dorchester Couples Golf League

They will play straight tee times in May starting at 3:33 P.M. to accommodate heavy league play and Timeshares, but starting on June 1, they will play a shotgun start at 4:30 P.M.

Various 9-hole scramble formats will be used.

No weekly commitment is required. Just sign up for the week(s) you want to play.

Sheets will be posted each Wednesday at Dorchester and Druid.

For more information call  Dom & Pat Janusky at 931-456-4985; or Larry & Susan Clore at 787-7089.

Tee times and pairings will be posted at Dorchester and Druid on Sunday

If you have a 9-hole handicap, please indicate it next to your name on the sign-up sheet. You don’t have one? No problem. You’re welcome to play anyway!

After league play, we’ll meet up for dinner and HUGE prizes at different local restaurants and we’re open for ideas for places to try.

For more information or advance registration, please contact any of these couples: Dom & Pat Janusky @ 931-456-4985; or Larry & Susan Clore at 931-787-7089 or contact by email at:   [email protected]; or [email protected]