Vista Gatherings – March 1, 2016

Committee has opening

The Racquet Sports Committee is seeking a new member to serve on their committee.

Applications are available at the Administration Office and on the Club’s website ( under Administration and then Committees).

Completed applications should be returned to the Administration Office.

Application deadline is March 8th.

Light N Lively plans St. Patrick’s celebration

Light N Lively St. Patrick’s Celebration March 11th. Attention all new residents. The Light N Lively Dance Club will celebrate St. Patrick’s Wearing of the Green for their dance on Friday March 11th.

The evening will begin at 7 P.M. at the Library (formerly Multipurpose) Building on Lakeview Drive in FFG with music provided by Frank Byars from 7 to 10 P.M..

The cost is $10 per couple, and $5 for a single. This is a BYOB event. Water and ice are provided. Dessert and coffee will also be provided.

The host couples for the evening are Frank and Phyllis Fiedler (456-2490) and John and Jo Rhoden (200-9193). Please call either of the host couples for any questions.

Wings set to SOAR

The ever popular Wings to S.O.A.R program is returning to Cumberland Mountain State Park on Sunday, March 6.

Sponsored by the Friends of Cumberland Mountain State Park (FCMSP), this educational and family-oriented program will begin at 2 PM at the Recreation Lodge.

The show features raptors flying and walking through the crowd and provides great information on various birds of prey including hawks, owls and vultures. It is always a crowd pleaser with the birds affording memorable close encounters.

For more information, contact Ranger Monica Johnson at 484-6138. In addition to the twice yearly Wings to S.O.A.R. program (spring and fall), FCMSP sponsors or supports funding for a variety of programs throughout the year, to include the annual Kite Day event, Junior Ranger Program, Trunk or Treat and Christmas on the Mountain.

For information on the Friends organization, contact Michelle Simcox at 484-2189.

Golf Tourney planned

Hospice of Cumberland County Plans Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

The Hospice Board of Directors will host its 25th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament on Wednesday, May 11, at Lake Tansi Golf Course, according to tournament chair Norm Torrey.  This event will raise funds for the only not-for-profit hospice organization in our local area.

Donations are needed for golf hole sponsorships, prizes, and golfers’ gift bag items.

Companies and individuals interested in supporting the tournament may contact Norm Torrey at 931-484-2330 for further details.

The golf tournament format will be a four person scramble with a maximum of 32 teams.  Three flights of teams will be a combination of men’s, women’s and mixed teams, determined by the team scores at the end of the golf round.  $1,500 in cash prizes will be awarded to the First and Second Place Team in each flight, along with prizes for Closest to the Pin and Most Accurate Drive contests.

The entry donation is $75 per golfer and includes green fee & cart, one mulligan per player, gift bag, lunch, beverage, and prizes.  Registration and lunch will begin at 11:45 A.M.prior to the shotgun start of the tournament at 1 P.M.  In the unlikely event of a rainout, lunch will be served and prizes awarded by drawings vs. play.

Get your team together and fill out a team entry form; mail checks to Hospice Golf Tournament, 133 Stonewood Drive, Crossville, TN 38558.  To receive a team entry form in email, please send an email to:  [email protected]

Republicans to meet

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club  will have their next meeting on March 3 at 5 P.M. at the Republican Headquarters. They meet every month on the first Thursday of the month if you are interested in joining them.

Ther guest speaker will be Brad Allamong from the Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce, who will present an overview of what the Chamber does and how we can volunteer in his organization. We will be finalizing our food sale for March 4 and 5 at the Antique License Plate Sale.

For more information call 931-788-2173.

Tea Party scheduled

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Community Complex (Fair Grounds), 1398 Livingston Rd., Crossville TN 38571, on Tuesday, March 8, 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 program will be presented by Kevin Kookogey, who was appointed in June 2015 to lead Senator Ted Cruz’s campaign in Tennessee. Mr. Kookogey rose to national prominence when the IRS targeted conservative groups. He testified before the House Ways and Means Committee about IRS obstruction and was interviewed by national media, such as the Wall Street Journal and Fox News.

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:

Ready For A Corned Beef ‘N Cabbage Dinner?

Yep, it’s that time of year again, and Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, is preparing for our annual Corned Beef ‘N Cabbage Dinner. This year the celebration is going to be on Thursday, March 17.

They will start serving promptly at 5:00 and again this year the cost is only $8 per adult, with children 10 and under, just $4.

Paid reservations are needed by Monday, March 14 at noon. Come to the church office Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 9 to Noon, or call 931-456-2525 to make alternate arrangements.

The menu, prepared by our own fabulous Kitchen Crew, is home-cooked corned beef, cabbage, boiled potatoes, cooked carrots, rolls, desserts and beverages.

Fellowship Baptist is located just off Peavine Road, 1/2 way between and across from The Custard Cabin and Tuttle Lane.

PPCUG set to meet

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday Mar 21, at the 127 South Senior Center. Note: Meeting time for winter sessions is 3 to 5 P.M.

Carl Nordeen will review Windows 10 covering these topics: pinning programs to the start menu, removing programs from the start menu, resizing tiles, grouping programs of the same type, Microsoft Edge (replacement for Internet Explorer) and other interesting features. Bring your questions and he will attempt to answer them!

The meeting begins with questions/answers.  The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation beginning at 4 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 our meetings.

Please note that starting in May 2015, a $3.00 guest fee is being 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 A.M.-9 P.M., only please).

Memory Loss Care Group meeting slated

The next Memory Loss Care Group meeting will be 11 P.M., Thursday, March 10th at the First Baptist Church – Music Center, Room #139.

Please enter on the porch side of the church.  This month Carolyn Barnes of the Fair Park Senior Center of Crossville will be speaking on the various activities and programs offered at the center.  This is a great resource for our community, plan to come and learn about the many benefits you might enjoy.

They invite you to join us and learn from the relevant information which you might find helpful, whether you are a caregiver, neighbor or friend of someone with dementia.

They encourage questions and  sharing.  Contact Margaret Brant 931-337-9630 or e-mail [email protected] for questions or additional information.

Meeting is scheduled 

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold its monthly Business Meeting on Wednesday March 2, promptly starting at 10 AM. (Come early to meet and greet.)

The meeting is held in the 127 South Senior Center, located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville. This month’s Program will be “Specialty Rulers” presented by Kathy Upp. (This program was unexpectedly cancelled last month.)  This is a program you do not want miss.  Everyone is invited. For upcoming Programs and Events, call Lois Miller, at 931-456-4561.

There will be No Sew In March 16t due to the Quilt Show in Pigeon Forge.

If you (the public) would like to attend this Quilt show in Pigeon Forge, we still have available seats for reasonable cost on our chartered bus for Thursday March 17. The bus leaves from the Fairgrounds and will return us there.

For Bus and Quilt Show information, call Dee Martinez ASAP at 931-484-5965.

Reservations for table sales, ($20 & $25) will begin on Thursday March 3rd for our annual yard sale which is scheduled for April at The 127 S. Senior Center.

For information on the yard sale and table reservations contact Linda Kondrach at 931-788-3897.

Glade Council of Churches to hold Easter Sunrise Services  

Easter, 2016, is on Sunday, March 27 this year.  The annual Fairfield Glade Council of Churches Easter Sunrise Service, sponsored by the Westminster Presbyterian Church, will be held at 6 A.M. in the sanctuary of the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Drive, Fairfield Glade.

The freewill offerings will be divided equally between Peavine Care Center and Fairfield Glade Resident Services. Please make checks payable to Fairfield Glade Council of Churches.

The Roster of participating Fairfield Glade churches for 2016 is:

Chairperson: Don Rohrer, Westminster Presbyterian (USA), 114 Stonehenge Drive.

Vice Chair:Jill Marshall, United Methodist, 231 Westchester Drive.

Secretary: Carol Karl, Christ Lutheran (ELCA), 481 Snead Drive.

Treasurer: Bob Hirst, Community Church, 521 Snead Drive (temporarily on medical leave.)

Historian: Keith Farber, St. Francis Catholic, 7503 Peavine Road

Fairfield Glade Resident Services: Joan Fredericks.

Peavine Care Center: Richard Shilling,

National Day of Prayer Coordinator: Jill Marshall.

Lifetime Learning Coordinator, Jana Jester.

Publicist: Sharon Hilton

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 15, when we will tie up any lose ends regarding the Easter Sunrise service, and review details for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5.

Dulcimores to gather at Glade Mall March 19

Come listen to the Dulcimores in the Village Green Mall on Saturday March 19th at 10 A.M.

This local group, which specializes in early American music of the Appalachian Region, includes: dulcimers, violin, guitar, banjo, and harmonica, as well as others on occasion.  The present group, which practices weekly at the Plateau Creative Art Center, has played for various community, church, and group events throughout the years.

For more information, call Helen Callis at 707-8177.

Membership meeting set

The first membership meeting of the Upper Cumberland Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is scheduled for Monday, March 21, at Shoney’s Restaurant on Hwy 127 N, beginning at 11 A.M.

The business meeting and program will follow the buffet lunch (at individual member cost). The guest speaker will be a representative from the Veterans Home in Murfreesboro addressing state veterans homes in general; eligibility; self-funding status; and detailed information on the Veterans Home in Murfreesboro.  The meeting is open to all chapter members, MOAA national members and spouses.

In addition, members of the public who are interested in this issue are encouraged to attend.  Contact Sec-Treasurer Mark Pfaffenroth at 707-2718 or [email protected] for reservations.  For information on chapter activities, contact President Russ Schubert at 287-0288.

Blood Drive announced

The American Red Cross is sponsoring  The Fairfield Glade Blood Drive  on March 4 from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. at the First Baptist Church – Fellowship Hall at 308 Town Centre Drive

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet March 8

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday, March 8 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.

Local Democratic Party to host county delegate Convention 

Cumberland County Democratic Party will host its Democratic Party County Delegate Convention on Saturday, March 5, at Good Samaritans, 281 Tenth St., Crossville,, to select the delegates from each county to the District Convention.

   The doors open at 11 A.M. and the event is open to all registered voters in the county, supporters of the Democratic Party, and those who agree to support the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2016 Presidential election.

Medicare Class slated

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare benefits and choices?

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is conducting a free “Welcome to Medicare” class at the Art Circle Library in Crossville on March 23, from 9 A.M. until 12 P.M.

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 through the Area Agency on Aging & Disability.

Please call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 to reserve a seat.

Vietnam Veterans Day set at Courthouse

As a Commemorative Partner of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, The Crab-Orchard Chapter NSDAR will turn the Gazebo on the Courthouse Square YELLOW on Tuesday, March 29 at 10 A.M. in honor of our Vietnam Veterans on Vietnam Veterans Day.

ALL former military who served during the Vietnam Era whether “boots on the ground” or by military service during the war years will be recognized.

To have a Vietnam Veteran honored during the ceremony, please contact Joyce Ernst, committee chair, at [email protected], call 788-1457, or mail to 83 Kelsie Lane, Crossville, TN 38552 with name, rank, branch of service and where stationed.

The deadline is Monday, March 14. The information of each veteran will be placed on the Gazebo. The public is invited to attend.

Wags & Whiskers Fundraiser is Back

The Wags and Whiskers “Spay-Ghetti” Dinner fundraiser runs throughout February (Lunch or Dinner) at the Genesis Italian Grille on Interstate Drive in Crossville.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the restaurant and include Genesis’ great spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad and a drink.

Proceeds will benefit the Wags and Whiskers’ low-cost spay/neuter program, a community service that has “fixed” over 10,100 cats and dogs.

Tickets are available by calling 931-788-2201 or visiting Happy Hound Realty, Bed and Biscuit Kennel, Cat’s Meow Resale Store or the Duplicate Store.

Check for ticket locations and maps.

Free tax return service offered from AARP

Through the AARP TaxAide program, IRS certified tax counselors will be available in 5 area locations to assist taxpayers to review all of their tax documents, prepare and then e-file their return and this help is FREE.

These AARP foundation volunteers look forward to working with low- and moderate-income taxpayers of any age.

Call to make your appointment or for other information.  Gather together all tax documents received including healthcare coverage information and let AARP Tax-Aide help you.

It is required that you provide social security cards for all individuals listed on the tax return. The taxpayer (and spouse) must also have a photo ID.

Crossville, Art Circle Library, Thurs. and Friday 9:00-3:00, app’t preferred, call First National Bank for appointment, 931-707-3314.

Fairfield Glade Community Ctr, Tues and Sat, 8:00-1:00, app’t required, 931-484-3722.

Glade Dog Park is in need of donations

The Fairfield Glade Dog Park seeks donations for the annual Upcoming Trash & Treasure Sale slated for Saturday, March 19 at the Fairfield Glade Community Center.

This event is their main fundraiser for the dog  park.

They will be collecting items for this sale on the first Saturday in December, January and then expand to every Saturday in February from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M..

You may drop off your donated items at the  Glade Store-N-Lock located on Peavine Road behind Manny & Isabella’s  Restaurant.

The dog park sign will be visible from Peavine Road. and board members will be there to help at Unit #197.

Home and Garden Show Vendors Wanted

Home and garden vendors reserve your table now for the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club Sixth Annual Spring Marketplace Home and Garden Show on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14.

This two day show will be held both inside and outside at the Village Green Mall, on Stonehenge in the center of Fairfield Glade.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to sell your wares at this popular, well-attended event.

Exhibits will be open to the public, from 9 A.M.. until 3 P.M. both days. Set- up will be the afternoon of May 13th and the morning of May 14th.

Vendor fees for the show are $65 per booth space. Full details of costs, booth sizes, and an application are available at the FFG Ladies Clubs Web site:  Just click on ‘club events’ and follow the instructions.

To find out more about the Spring Marketplace, please call Marsha Mellert at 931-456-4680.

If interested in the Home and Garden Tour call Judy Lynn 931-707-2854

e we will not be accepting clothing or or electronic devices but small appliances are fine.