Vista Gatherings – June 6, 2017

FOCCAS to present movie at Rocky Top 10

Focus on Cumberland County Animal Shelter (FOCCAS)  has partnered with Rocky Top 10 Cinema for a special showing of the movie, Megan Leavey on Saturday, June 10th at 10 A.M.

Tickets are only $5 and all proceeds will go to help FOCCAS build a new intake and quarantine building for the Cumberland County animal shelter. Tickets are on sell, in advance, at Dr. Mark Hendrixson’s office or on line at

The movie is based on a true-life story of a young Marine Corporal is assigned to clean up the K-9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, she identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given a chance to train him.

Megan and Rex complete more than 100 missions, but an IED explosion injuries them and puts their fate in jeopardy.   It is rated PG13.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet June 13

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday,  at 6:30 pm June 13.  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.

Photo Editing Workshop meeting on June 8

The photo workshop group will meet Thursday, June 8th, at 1 P.M. for its regular monthly meeting at the Fairfield Glade Library Lower Level Room C.

This month’s topic will be a discussion of the features of Photo Editing software applications and will include a new feature, “Ask the experts”.  If you have a photo editing question, bring it to the meeting and “ask the experts”.

A work project will be assigned if you want to try to work on some editing assignments.  Nonmembers are  invited to attend for a $3 fee, which entitles you to attend not only the workshop, but also the PC users club and Photography June meetings.

If you have questions or would like the project information sent to you, email the questions or project request to [email protected]

Ecumenical Luncheon

Diane Green (recording artist, speaker and dramatist) will present  “Never Thirst Again”  when the Fairfield Glade UMW host the Ecumenical Luncheon on Wednesday, June 14.

All women of the churches in Fairfield Glade are invited to attend; feel free to invite a friend or neighbor who attends a church in Fairfield Glade and may not hear of this event.

Registration is 10 A.M. with the program at 10:30 A.M. Lunch will follow at 11:30.

The location will be the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Dr.

Cost of the luncheon: $12. Each church is asked to have a designated person to collect all monies with names; then make one check out to FFG UMW and send it, along with the names, to Magdelena Horstkotte, 25 Hemlock Ct., FFG, TN 38558 no later than Monday, June 5.

For any further information contact Karen at 707-7810.

PPC scheduled to meet

The next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club will be on Thursday, June 15th at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library Building, Room C.

The topic for this meeting will be “Black and White”.

Members will show off their “ancient” craft of making photos that utilize tone, contrast, light, and shadow to make an impact.

The meeting is open to all members of the Plateau PC Users Group and guests are always welcome for a $3 fee. For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

Sexton to speak at Korean vets meeting

Citizens of Cumberland and surrounding counties are invited to join Plateau Chapter 297, Korean War Veterans Association, at their June meeting to hear State Representative Cameron Sexton address the group with concerns of state government.

The meeting starts at 1 p.m., at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive in Fairfield Glade.  Representative Sexton will speak to the group first followed by a short business meeting of the group.

After Representative Sexton speaks the group will have swearing in of the 2017-18 major officers—those non-members may leave as this takes place or stay and watch how our business proceeds.  The members will also have reports from the various committees including the just completed Scholarships and Rose of Sharon Fund Raiser.

Except for funding the Knoxville Honor Air Project, all funds raised by the Rose of Sharon Project are distributed to deserving agencies in Cumberland County.  And the membership wants to sincerely thank all those who have contributed to our efforts!

Information or questions relating to this meeting may be directed to Cmdr Gene Stone at 931-484-4610.

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 12 & 26, from 9 A.M. to Noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuse or concerns.  They will also be screening for Extra Help with prescription drug plans.

Please contact SHIP at (931) 432-4150 for an appointment or questions.  SHIP/SMP covers all 14 Upper Cumberland Counties.

PPCUG June19, 2017 MEETING:   Home Networking for Beginners.

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday, June 19 at Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Snead and Lake View in Fairfield Glade.  Meeting will start at 6 P.M., the summer start time. The presentation will begin at 6 P.M. and the Q & A session with our experts follows the presentation at approximately 7 P.M.

Gary Smith give a PowerPoint presentation on what is a home network and why would you want one.

Learn what is required to set up a home network system, the benefits of a wired vs. a wireless setup, and how to set them up under Windows 10.

Computer networking allows you to browse the internet, stream music from one location to another and much more.

Many devices such as printers and hard disks can be directly connected to your network, eliminating the need to be tethered to your computer. A shared printer can be especially useful if you’re moving around your home on a wireless laptop or have multiple computers. A networked hard drive can act as a shared repository for content such as documents, music, photos etc. and gives multiple computers or hand held devises an easy place to back up important files.

With basic networking, building blocks quickly understand a networked home.

PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the community better enjoy the use of personal computers. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings, which are held on the third Monday of the month. Please note that 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).

FACS holding classes

Following are many of the classes which are being held in the classroom in the Framing + Art & Crafts Supplies (FACS) store Suite 122 in the Crossville Outlet Mall across from the Dress Barn in the near future.

To register and pre-pay you can either visit the FACS store in person or visit our website at and use the BUY NOW button beside the appropriate class on the CLASS SCHEDULE page.

Join Barb Pelak on June 10th from 10 a.m. until noon as you create three cards using several different stamping techniques. There’s a unique easy-fold pocket card with insert, a banner card layered with hand-stamped glossy cardstock, and a blended colored pencil technique on a tunnel-fold card. There are so many ways to share creativity, so come join in the fun!!! All supplies are included in the class fee of only $18.

From 10-noon on June 17th Brenda Preuss will be teaching a fun class called Easy Fancy Foiling. his class is only $15.

Although not a true class, on June 24th the store plans a FREE Demo Day to be held from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. During this time, many of our artists and crafters who have a booth here in FACS will either demonstrate their craft or discuss with you the process they use to make or design their creations.

Another class in the “Remember How To” Series will be held on Monday, June 26. Brenda Preuss will show us several different ways to use reinkers other than reinking your dry inkpads.

These classes are designed as introductory or intermediate classes so all of you can attend. The cost is again only $15.

 CWC hosts luncheon

Ladies, are you like many of us who secretly love fairy tale stories about princesses and knights in shiny armor?  When you were a little girl, did you ever pretend you were a real princess? Do you still enjoy reading the long-loved fairy tales to your own children or grandkids?  Do you wish you could be part of one more fairy tale?

Well, you can, on Thursday, June 15, at the Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon at the Discovery Center, 5160 Peavine Road, Fairfield Glade. The doors will open at 11:00 (CT) for a half hour of visiting, with the meal and program from 11:30 to 1:00.

Our June speaker is also our special feature. Cindy Leihkauff from Farmington, TN, is a retired teacher, having taught both music and regular classes. Plus, she’s a singer, storyteller and author of children’s books, who loves acting and dramatizations. She’ll be performing “An Unlikely Princess”  dramatization!  Sounds ‘goose-bump’ exciting, doesn’t it?  She’ll also have some of her books with her for sale.

Beef and Barrel Restaurant in Crossville is providing a delicious meal of Quiche Lorraine (that’s bacon and swiss cheese), fresh fruit, rolls, dessert and beverages. Or, if you prefer the Heart Smart meal, that’ll be baked chicken breast with rice; and you need to mention that when calling in your reservation.

The cost for all this fun and food is still only $12 all inclusive. Reservations are needed by Thursday, June 8; call Carolyn at 931-484-9556. Also, please understand we are responsible for all meals ordered; so, if you can’t make it after all, have someone come in your place. Contact Carolyn by Sunday, June 11, to cancel or make arrangements to cover it. Thank you.

Christian Women’s Connection, an affiliate of Stonecroft, is open to all area women and there are no church requirements.  Please plan to join us and bring a lady friend with you; it’ll be a great “gals lunch out.’

You may have heard or read in the paper that The Discovery Center has been sold; therefore, our August CWC luncheon will be at a new location. Where?  Plan on attending the June 15 luncheon to hear all the details; we’ll save a seat for you.

Senior Employment Program being offered

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).  This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.

This training is twenty hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies.  They provide assessment and testing services to determine your present skill level and for the types of occupations you would like to train.

They conduct workshops to teach people the best methods for finding, applying, interviewing, getting, and keeping the right job.  They can also refer you to the Tennessee Career Center for basic computer training as well as other employment and training programs. If you have any questions or would like to see if you are eligible, please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville TN 38501.

Marathon Pinochle Picnic set for June 10 

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

A picnic lunch, being catered by Glader Judy Kenyon ,and featuring usual picnic lunch fare, will be sure to please. The cost is $10, which includes lunch, soft drinks, and a donation for use of the dining room.

The doors will open at 2 P.M., with food served between 3 and 3:30. The tournament will begin soon after 2.

Cost is $1 per person, with prizes for top scorers. Participation is not required, but IS open to members, spouses, friends,  interested potential members, and of course,  former members are invited to renew acquaintances.

A brief meeting, distribution of 2016-2017 season winnings, and completion of the tournament will follow lunch.

Please send enrollment information to Laurie Kreskoviak, at 24 Belvedere  Ln, FFG. Include names, phone number, number of attendees, and number participating in the tournament .

Remember to notify Laurie of your interest by June 5, so we can have an accurate count for the caterer. Send payment to arrive by June 9.

Any questions, call Laurie at 931-484-2123, or John Moritz at 931-456-2290.

We hope to have a good crowd, but members who can’t make it will need to arrange with Laurie to pick up final winnings at her home.

Free Depression screenings available

Did you know that depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide? Did you know that depression can shorten you life? Did you know that depression may be as big a cause of cardiovascular disease as smoking, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol combined? In the US, 14.8 million people will suffer from depression in a given year.

Anyone can become depressed. Adults of all ages, teens, even children. Depression is not just feeling a little blue. And it’s not about willpower.

Christian Counseling Center wants to help change that for all area citizens, regardless of age or situation. So, in recognition of May being National Mental Health Month, The Christian Counseling Center is offering FREE Depression Screenings, through May 31. Call 931-707-8200 Monday through Friday from 9 A.M. through 5 P.M. to set up an appointment.

If you think you know someone who might be depressed, tell them about this Free Screening. Screening can be the first step to getting help.

Screenings are easy and confidential. The first step is calling Christian Counseling Center at 931-707-8200 to make your 45 minute appointment. At the appointment, you will fill out a 12 question questionnaire and meet with one of our trained professionals to discuss the results and help you decide on the next step.

If you choose to do so, the counselor you meet with can provide treatment for depression. Christian Counseling Center provides affordable, professional counseling for all ages as well as marriage counseling.

Beware of this Scam

The Tennessee Senior Medicare Patrol has received several reports of Medicare beneficiaries receiving postcards in different colors from The Joint and Back Institute with special notices concerning Medicare and Insurance Covered Back and Knee Support systems.

They ask beneficiaries NOT to call the number listed on the postcard and advise that you talk to your doctor first. According to Medicare Guidelines, Medicare only covers back and Knee braces that are deemed medically necessary.

Fraudsters are hoping to get your Medicare number so they can bill Medicare part B for equipment you did not receive, or bill for more expensive braces or knee support systems.

If you received such postcard as seen below, please report them to the Tennessee Senior Medicare Patrol at the toll-free number at 1-866-836-7677.

Fun, socializing, dancing

Whether you are new to the area or have just never thought of joining a dance club, New Generation Dance Club may be the fun opportunity for you.

Events begin with a social hour at 5:30 P.M.  Dinner and dancing start at 6:30 P.M. and continue until 9 P.M.

For more information   contact Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097.

or email us at [email protected] . Come try us out and have fun doing so!

Program for Seniors

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).  This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.

This training is 20 hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies.

If you have any questions or would like to see if you are eligible, please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville TN 38501.

Applications taken

Cumberland County United Fund 2018 Grant Funding applications, for 501 C 3 non-profits that provide services and programs to people in Cumberland County, are now available on-line by emailing, [email protected] or calling, 931-484-4082.

Deadline for completed applications will be on March 23rd at Noon. Our location is 348 Taylor St. Crossville TN, 38555.

UCHRA program invite

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).

This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.

If you have any questions please call (931) 520-9624  or come by the UCHRA Central Office in Cookeville located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville.