Vista Gatherings – March 10, 2015

Korean Vets to meet

Plateau  Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association, have set their March meeting for Wednesday, March 11. starting at 1 P.M., at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Peavine Road.  You may contact Cmdr Bob Johnston at 931-484-8798 for information or driving directions.

The Chapter continues to solicit new members.  Qualifications are merely an honorable discharge, a DD214, and serving in the area of Korea anytime since June of 1950!  Dues are $25 a year and we always invite prospects to sit in on a meeting and look us over.  Please take the invite to join us or contact Cmdr Bob for current information.

At this meeting we will have a scholarship report, info on our impending Red Stone Arsenal trip, and a sign-up for our annual fund raiser, the sale of the Rose of Sharon flower at Kroger, WalMart, and Food City at Fairfield Glade.  This is our only fund raiser and it has been proven, the more help we have, the more successful we are.

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 15th and 16th. This two day event will be held both inside and outside at the Village Green Mall, 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. Setup will be the afternoon of May 14th and the morning of May 15th.

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

In addition, this event will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Kitchen and Garden Tour on May 16th only, from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M.

Maps for the tour can be picked up a little earlier. Participants of this event will have the opportunity to view some of the spectacular kitchens and gardens located throughout beautiful Fairfield Glade.

Revenues from fundraising events are added to our philanthropic funds. The generosity of the Fairfield Ladies Club is well-known throughout the community. To find out more about the Spring Marketplace, please call Marsha Mellert at 931-456-4680.

If interested in the Home and Garden Tour, please call Karen Dunivan 931-287-0621 or Judy Lynn 931-707-2854.

Brooks to speak at Glade Garden Club

Terry Brooks, owner of Wild Things Farm in Crab Orchard, is the featured speaker at the March 18,  Fairfield Glade Garden Club meeting on March 18.

The regular monthly meeting convenes at 9:30 A.M. has been changed to 1:30 P.M. in the Fairfield Glade Community Church large meeting room. Members and guests are welcome to arrive at 9 A.M. for pre-meeting refreshments and camaraderie.

A native of Maryville, TN, Brooks moved to Crossville in 1992 to work as Facility Manager for TVA for 15 years, then Fairfield Glade Community Club for eight years, before jumping off the corporate ladder into farming. 2015 will be the eighth season of her career as a Community Sustainable Agriculture farmer.

A Master Gardener since 1993, Brooks was President of Fairfield Glade Garden Club 2004 – 2006. She is currently president of the Cumberland County Beekeeper’s Association.

The presentation by Brooks will be followed by the usual business meeting and announcements, with emphasis on the group’s upcoming plant and bake sales.

Guests are always welcome. More information is available from Karen Dunivan at [email protected] or 287-0621.

Dance slated for Friday

The “Light ‘N’ Lively” Dance Club will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a dance on Friday, March 13th at the Fairfield Glade Library on Lakeview Drive.  The evening will begin at 7 P.M. and music will be provided until 10 P.M.

Members welcome time share guests and residents from the area to come and enjoy a relaxing evening of music.  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 be served.

The hosts for the evening are  Ann and Tom Morano (787-2192) and Mary Lou and Don Wiskow (456-8486).

Local Republican Party reorganization, election meeting on March 17

The Cumberland County Republican Party will hold its bi-annual reorganization / election meeting at the Crossville Community Complex at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.

The program will feature the election of officers for thenext two years, and ballots will be distributed at the meeting.

All interested republican residents of Cumberland Country are cordially invited to attend this important meeting.  Although elections are slated in 2015, party leadership is an important aspect of the local party, and all Republicans are encouraged to participate in the election.

For further information on the event, readers are invited to contact County President Matthew McClanahan at 931-210-8674.

Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show

The Uppder Cumberland Home & Garden Show will be this weekend, March 13-15, at the Hyder Burks Pavillion in Cookeville.

The event is presented by the Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland and you can see the the latest trends in home building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping.

More information can be found at www.uchba.com.

The event hours are Friday 4 to 8 P.M., Saturday 9 to 6 P.M., and Sunday 12 to 4 P.M.

PPCUG to meet March 16

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday March 16, at the 127 South Senior Center. Note: Meeting time for winter sessions is 3-5 P.M.

Bob Willis, our local tax expert, will present his traditional program on using your computer to file your income taxes on-line. He will also give an overview of the tax law changes for 2014. and explain “E-Filing.” The program will include a live demonstration on how to prepare both Federal and Tennessee Hall tax returns.

This year is the first year to require reporting on health insurance. If you don’t have government or employer provided health insurance, you may be eligible for tax credits, based on your household income, to help pay for your health insurance. There are also penalties for no health insurance, but there are some exceptions in the law that waives the penalties. Come learn about this requirement and if you are eligible for these new benefits.

Computer prepared income tax returns are much less likely to have errors and generate questions from the IRS. With “E-file” you get an acknowledgement within hours, which verifies that the IRS has received and accepted your tax return. If a refund is due, you can receive it within 10 days. If you need to pay, that too can be done by bank check or electronically and is not due until April 15. E-filing is secure and confidential; there is nothing to mail; it is all done on-line… and it could be FREE.

The meeting begins with questions/answers (Q/A) at 3 P.M.

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 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.ppcuginc.com or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 A.M. to 9 P.M. only please)

Memory Loss Care Group March Meeting

The next Memory Loss Care Group meeting will be Thursday, March 12, at  11 A.M., at the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church in the Music room, #139.

Please enter on the porch side of the church. Our speaker will be Shawna Potter, Social Worker at Crossville Medical Center.  Join us and find out the benefits of a social worker as well as the how, why and when to pursue this aspect of an advocate as you walk the journey of memory loss.

First Baptist Church library offers a good selection of books and DVDs to check out for those attending the meetings.

The books provide great helps from various approaches.  Two recent new titles added are: “Into the Mist – Journey into Dementia and “Second Forgetting: Remembering the Power of the Gospel in Alzheimer’s Disease”.

There will be an excellent “Coping and Caring Caregiver Workshop” March 30th at Trinity Assembly in Cookeville.  The seminar speakers are Melanie Bunn trained in gerontological nursing and dementia and Kelly Guyton-Frere Certified Elder Law Attorney. Cost is $20 for care givers which includes lunch.

The seminar will be held from 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.  Pre-registration is required since materials and lunch is included  The seminar will be repeated at First Baptist Church, Maryville on March 31st.   Registration forms can be found on alztennessee.org or call 931-526-8010 for either seminar.

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

Attention: Date change 

The Hospice Auxiliary will be having the New Member Tea on Monday, March 30.  The monthly meeting will start at 3 P.M. and the tea will follow immediately after.

This will be in the Social Hall of the St. Francis Catholic Church, at 7503 Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade. All current and new members are encouraged to attend.

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary raises funds for Hospice of Cumberland County, specifically for the on-going operation of Cumberland House.

Cumberland House is a six bed end-of-life facility which accommodates all persons without consideration of ability to pay.

Huge pavillion sale at The Garden on April 8

Spring is on its way and that means ‘Yard Sales’ are popping up all over to tempt us with items we didn’t realize we needed.

The Garden, at 603 Genetta Lane, Pleasant Hill, is hosting a four-day event in their pavilion from Wednesday, April 8 through Saturday, April 11.

This is their big start-of-the-season Fund Raiser. The Garden’s Gospel Music Program, which runs from the fourth Saturday in April through the second Saturday in October, is funded strictly through donations and individual sponsors.  All the musicians and helpers volunteer their time and talent.

Some items offered are power and hand tools, yard and garden tools and equipment, woodworking tools, and general hardware items, as well as, electrical items,and camping tents and equipment.

Also, 2 saddles, a compound bow and other equine accessories, plus, CDs, DVDs, and regular yard sale household and clothing items.

There will also be home-cooked and prepared soups, sandwiches and desserts available to purchase.

The times all four days are 7 A.M. to 5 P.M., rain or shine since everything is in the pavilion. There will also be home cooked food and desserts available.

Take Sparta Highway (70 West) to Pleasant Hill, turn onto Main Street and follow the signs through town to Genetta Lane. Any Questions, need directions, have items to donate. Call Monica at 931-200-5278.

Meeting time changed

The Plateau Corvette Club meeting for March 2015 has been changed to March 12 at 5:30 P.M.

Please check the Club’s web site (www.plateaucorvetteclub.com) for info or call Coy Watson at 459-4976. April 2015 will be back to the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 P.M. All meetings are at the Crossville Outlet Mall meeting room.

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 March 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.

Medicare Class slated

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

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is conducting two free “Welcome to Medicare” classes at the Art Circle Library in Crossville on Thursday, March 12 from 1 to 4 P.M.

The 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 through the Area Agency on Aging & Disability. Please call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 to reserve a seat.

Tea Party to meet

The Cumbrland County Tea Party will meet at the Community Complex (Fair Grounds) 1398 Livingston Rd., Crossville, on Tuesday, March 10, at 6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.).  All concerned citizens who believe in limited government are invited to attend.

Guest speaker will be Darrell Slatten from White County.  Mr. Slatten is the father of Nick Slatten.  He will speak about his son’s experience after his honorable discharge from the Army when he joined Blackwater Worldwide, working as a private security contractor.

Nick returned to Iraq to provide diplomatic security in Iraq under Blackwater’s contract with the Department of State.  Nick, along with three other security guards, have been tried and convicted of opening fire in busy Nisoor Square on Sept. 16, 2007.  Seventeen Iraq civilians died.  Mr. Slatten will comment on the prosecutorial      proceedings of the case.

For more information on the Tea Party, log on to: www.cumberlandcountyteaparty.net

Democratic Club Reorganization Convention

All 9th District Registered Democrats are welcome to the Fairfield Glade Democratic Club will hold a Biennial Reorganization Convention to elect new leaders on Monday, March 16th at 1:30 P.M.

The meeting will take place at the FFG Multipurpose Complex, Room C.

Ninth District Democrats will elect a new Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer for a two-year term.

Members will also discuss the party’s agenda and events for 2015. This meeting will be an open for all attendees to express their ideas and thoughts about the future.

All Democratic residents who are eligible voters of 9th District Cumberland County are urged to attend.  For more information, contact Paula Johnson at 287-0259.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet March 10

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on March 10 Tuesday, 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.

Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

March isn’t March without a delicious dinner of Corned Beef and Cabbage!  Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, is inviting all area folks to join us for our annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Saturday, March 14 at 5 P.M.

They will be meeting, eating and enjoying each others company in our Fellowship Hall; plan to come and bring a friend or neighbor along.

The catered meal will consist of corned beef, cabbage, boiled potatoes, cooked carrots, rolls desserts and beverages, all for $8 per adult or $4 for children 10 and under.  The portions are large and prepared with lots of love and laughter (the head of the catering group is a real taskmaster!)

Paid reservations are needed by 6 P.M. on Wednesday, March 11.  Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to noon and the phone number is 931-456-2525.

Westminster Court is off of Peavine Road, across the road from and between The Custard Cabin and Tuttle Lane.

Nine-hole league looks ahead to new season

Come join the Fairfield Glade Ladies Nine-hole golf league for their delicious Spring Monday Brunch on April 27th at 10:30 A.M. at the Legend’s Druid Hills Dining Room.

A delicious menu is being planned for the Ladies Nine Hole League.   Delectable French toast & hash brown casserole’s, eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits & gravy + fresh fruit & beverages will kick off the morning season.

The new Members of their Board will update the news regarding the upcoming Golf Season along with the applied League rules.

One fun filled memorable morning is being planned.  Sign up today on their web site.

Also, you may sign up for the Our Charitable Event. Date: July 13 @ Heatherhurst Crag (Back)  for $20.

Plan to attend and respond by April 16th Make checks for $14.50 payable to: Ladies 9 Hole Golf League

If any questions, please call Salli Lemke 200-4034 or Kay Moyer 287-7750.

Send checks to Kay Moyer 159 Cromwell Lane FFG,TN  38558, or drop your check off at Druid Hills.

Are You Prepared?

Residents of Fairfield Glade and surrounding areas are cordially invited to participate in our Neighborhood Watch Spring Town Hall Meeting.

The date: Wednesday, March 18th, between 9 A.M. and Noon

The place: The Community Conference Center here in Fairfield Glade off Stonehenge Drive.  Bring your concerns and questions to the forum for answers.

Doors open at 8:00AM for refreshments and valuable information literature.  The theme is “Preparedness” with speakers from Public Safety, The Sheriff’s Department, The American Red Cross, FG Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) & TN Emergency Management Agency, (TEMA).

Dance Club event planned

The New Generation Dance Club will hold a dinner/dance on March 10.

The dinner dance club that features a social hour starting at 5:30 with dinner served at 6:30 and dancing continuing until 9:30 pm.  The club was started in 1990 to provide an evening of sociability, dancing, fellowship and expanded friendship.

The dances are held at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center four times per year in March, May, October and December, on the second Tuesday of these months.  Dress is usually smart casual or dressy.

Dance committees plan the various themes and menus; they also act as hosts and hostesses for the dance.

Invitations with menu selections are mailed to the membership six weeks prior to each dance.  If you wish to sit with friends you can make table reservations.

If you wish to make new friends you will be seated accordingly.  Invitation responses are returned to the club Vice President along with your seating preference and a check to cover the cost of the dance and three course meal selections.

The annual membership dues are $35 per couple.  Guests may attend a dance and then consider becoming members of the dance club.

If you are new to this area, this is a great way to meet people.  Or, if you are a longtime resident and looking for a nice evening out, plan to attend the next New Generation Dance Club event.

For more information, please call Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097 or Pat Hawes at 931-250-2761 or email to  [email protected]

Wild About Cats Seeks Volunteers

You can make a humane, “hands-on” difference for lost and abandoned cats trying to survive this winter.

A local rescue group, Wild About Cats, is seeking volunteers to help feed or foster homeless cats.

Volunteers interested in feeding are asked to visit some six or seven locations in and around Crossville and Fairfield Glade one day a week to put out fresh food and water for feral and stray cats which have formed into colonies.

To volunteer or make a much needed donation, please email Nancy at [email protected]

When possible, cats are captured to be neutered and given a basic set of inoculations.

Volunteers needed 

You are invited to think about starting next year as a member of the AARP Tax-Aide team of counselors.

The local coordinators for the AARP Tax-Aide sites in Pleasant Hill, Tansi, Jamestown, Fairfield Glade and Crossville need you.

For more information please call 456-4212.

[email protected] or call Carolyn at 931-484-9556.

Carpooling is available from the Family Dollar parking lot, but you must mention it when calling in your reservation.

We will recognize first-time guests, February Birthdays and have door prizes. Plan to come and bring a friend or neighbor lady with you.