Vista Gatherings – March 13, 2012

Stamp Club will be holding meetings

The Upper Cumberland Stamp Club holds bi-weekly meetings at the Fair Park Senior Center at 11 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

The Senior Center is located at 1433 Livingston Rd. in Crossville, across from the County Fairgrounds.

All interested in stamp collection are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Ray Kusmierski at 484-3479 or Art Meharg at 707-1435.


Light N Lively Dance

Mark March 23rd on your calendar for the next Light”N” Lively dance. The theme for the evening is St. Patrick’s , you do not have to be Irish to attend but think GREEN!

D.J. Garrison will present the evening with his musical merriment. The dance will be at the Muli-Purpose Building on Lakeview Drive from 7pm-10pm. As always guests are welcome , along with timeshare visitors. Couples are $10 or $5 for singles.

The dance is BYOB affair with the dance club supplying ice, snacks dessert and coffee.

Any questions please call one of our hosts for the evening: Don and JoAnn Alverson, 707-7073; Earl and Anita Sark,484-5009 and Mark and Colleen  Sticht, 707-1541.


Run, Walk & Roll for a Cause    March 18, SMHS 

Lace up your running and walking shoes for the first race of the 2012 season!  The MArcH, a 5K, 2 mile School Team Run and Family Fun Walk & Roll is set for Sunday, March 18 at Stone Memorial High School.

Registration opens at 2:00 CST with the 5K and Elementary School Team Run taking off at 3:15;  Family Funners Walk and Roll  out at 3:20.   There’s a $25 entry fee for the 5K and Elementary School Team of 6.  For Walkers and Rollers –wheelchair users- entry fee is $10.  All proceeds benefit The Arc of Cumberland County.  Visit HYPERLINK “” for more information.

Mark your calendar


The Hyssongs

You see and hear them in churches, auditoriums, gospel cruises, tv, radio, etc., but don’t miss them when they come to our community.  The Hyssongs will be in concert at Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade on Friday, April 13 at 6:00 pm central time.  Join us for a wonderful and lively concert.  Admission is free; a love offering will be taken for the group.  Call 931-456-2525 for info.


Beth Moore’s, Mercy Triumphs is scheduled to begin April 9th at 1:30p.m. at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church. This is a study of the New Testament book of James.   Beth believes that James closely resembles the Book of Proverbs in the Old Testament.  Come along with Beth Moore on a journey to get to know both the man and the Book of James.  Topics in this study include: joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes, wisdom, gifts from above and many others.   This eight-week study begins April 9th and will finish June 11th.   Please register by calling Pat Scott 707-0908 or Karen Hein 456-6707.  Cost of the class is $20.   You may also fill in and mail the registration form below.   Pre-registration is requested so that we will have materials available for the first class.


Bible Study Tech is an Inter-Denominational Women’s Bible Study in Fairfield Glade, which offers all women a chance to study the Bible in-depth.   In each class, we celebrate the way God has chosen to enter our lives through His Word as well as through interaction with other women like ourselves. We do daily workbook assignments, have small groups and DVD teaching.  If you are an advanced Bible student or are just curious, there is a place for you.  We meet on Monday afternoons at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church from 1:30 – 4:00p.m.


Breakfast At The Elks     March 18 2012

Serving 9 am to 1 pm

It’s that time of year again when yard clean up and sprucing up starts happening. Why not take a break and visit us for a hearty breakfast?

We have a tasty breakfast bar with, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, country gravy, potatoes, chipped creamed beef and biscuits.  Also available are made to order omelets with all the fixings. Swedish pancakes for the asking with several sweet topping to choose from.  And on our refreshment table we offer, orange juice, fruit, coffee or tea.  This all-inclusive breakfast is just $ 9.00 per adult including sales tax and $4.50 for children 8 years and under.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and their guests and is located at 1145 Genesis Road .  This is about a mile south of I-40.  Parking is limited so please car pool if you can.  Membership in the Elks Lodge is opened to males and females aged 21 and over who are American citizens and believe in God. Please call 484-0150 if you would like additional information. The Lodge is open from 12 noon until 9 pm Monday through Saturday.


Elks Lodge Taco Night March 16  2012

The Elks Lodge is serving Tacos on March 16.    Serving from 5-7 pm.

You can enjoy 2 tacos made special by “Taco Bill” and his crew for $3.00.  Yes you can order more than two!   You can also call ahead for take outs, just give us time to get them ready.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and their guests and is located at 1145 Genesis Road .  This is about a mile south of I-40.  Parking is limited so please car pool if you can.  Membership in the Elks Lodge is opened to males and females aged 21 and over who are American citizens and believe in God. Please call 484-0150 if you would like additional information. The Lodge is open from 12 noon until 9 pm Monday through Saturday.

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

We are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12-9 pm Monday through Saturday.    The Elks lodge is open to members and their guests.



The Cumberland County Cardiac Support Group & the CMC Wellness Complexes present an opportunity to win a KINDLE FIRE & a $50 Amazon Gift Card!  Tickets are one for $5 or 3 for $10 and can be purchased at either Wellness Complex location or from any Cardiac Support Group member.  Proceeds benefit the Relay For Life!  Drawing will be held May 4th at the Relay & you do not have to be present to win so everybody take advantage of this great opportunity!!!  They are also selling T-shirts to benefit the Relay For Life & these may also be ordered at either Wellness Complex location!  Please help this very worthy cause!!!

If you have any questions, please contact Dee Dee Barnwell at the Crossville Wellness Complex, phone number 456-8870; Wendy Reed or Rachel Richardson at the Fairfield Glade Wellness Complex, phone number 707-8420.


“Plateau Photography Club Meeting”

The next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club will be held on Thursday, March 22nd at 1:00 pm at the Fairfield Glade Community Church.  In order to honor Spring, St. Patrick’s Day and to make your friends envious, bring in your “green” shots.  Explore the color green in your photos and bring your most interesting ones to the meeting.  In addition, bring along the cameras and equipment you use to make those great shots for a show and tell session.  We are a special interest group of the Plateau PC Users Group and visitors and prospective members are always welcome.  For questions, call Roger Coulther at 788-2069.”


Driving Course offered

Fair Park Senior Citizens is offering an AARP Safe Driving Course on today and tomorrow (March 13 and 14) from 9 AM to 12 PM. You may save money on auto insurance and improve your driving skills by phoning 931-456-1994. Pre-registration is necessary to attend.


Free Movie at Rocky Top

The Cumberland County Film Society and the Rocky Top 10 theater announce their first co-sponsored free movie of 2012.

Tonight at 7p.m., “Becoming Jane” will be offered free of charge to the public as well as to members of the Film Society.

Anne Hathaway stars, supported by a wonderful British cast, as a young Jane Austen, the author of some of the best loved and reread novels.

This is a charming, somewhat fanciful story of Jane’s struggles to write her novels as she observes the pride, prejudice, sense, and sensibility as well as the happy and sad romances in her own and her family’s 19th century lives. She falls in love with a high spirited penniless Irishman, and the adventures begin.

Critics have called this a “witty and engaging romantic comedy” that includes Maggie Smith, James Cromwell, James McAvoy and Julie Walters in the fine cast. You are invited to enjoy this PG13 rated movie.


Korean vets to meet

Plateau Chapter #297. Korean War Veterans Association will next meet on tomorrow, March 14, at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center, on Stonehenge Drive.

The meeting kicks-off at 1 p.m. sharp.  All retired/discharged personel having served in the Korean area since 1950 are invited to attend.

For additional information or driving directions, contact Commander Bob Johnston, 931-484-8798.

Still on the agenda is sign-up for the Rose of Sharon sale, our annual and only fund      raiser,which kicks-off in March this year!

For the past seven years these funds have provided scholarships for graduating Cumberland County students, plus assistance for many community agencies in Cumbereland County.  KWVA recently gave a substantal grant for the effort to renovate the Milo Lemmert grave site in the Crossville cemetery and their motto continues that all funds raised in Cumberland County will be returned to Cumberland County.


Golf Fundraiser set

The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade will hold its 2012 Golf Fundraiser on Friday, July 27 at Heatherhurst Golf (Brae) Course.

The event will begin with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start and will cost $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


Neighbors/Newcomers set to meet on March 22

Neighbor’s and Newcomer’s March meeting will be on the 22nd at Mitch’s in Lake Tansi.

For reservations go to:  [email protected] or call Jan at 707-1683 or Mary at 287-0120.

The Good Deed Need for the month is a box of Spaghetti or can of sauce for the Crab Orchard Food Bank.

Also,  Miss Shirley’s next trip will be on April 2 to Knoxville. Call 484-9611 for more information.


Program: “Computers and Our Local Library”

      The Plateau PC Users Group will meet Monday March 19 at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville, located at 3 East Street, behind the court house. Note this is a special site for this meeting.  

The program topic is: Using Our Library’s FREE Public Computer Facilities and e-Books.

Library staff will give you an idea of how to use the “free” public computer facilities at the library, plus how to download free e-books to read on your e-book readers (i.e., Kindle), smart phones or your PC.

Key members of the computer club will present personal computing tips on using the library’s and other PCs.

The Plateau PC Users Group meets the third Monday of the month at the 127 South Senior Center. PPCUG is dedicated to enhancing your personal computing experience by sharing knowledge among its members and the community.

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 or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 a.m.-9 p.m., only please).


Art Competiton slated

The 34th Reba Bacon Memorial High School Art Competition will be in the Backdoor Gallery on March 4-25.

Their reception will be Sunday, March 4 with an awards ceremony at 2 p.m.

Adele Seitzinger will display her work in the CAS lobby.

Putnam 1st Mercantile Bank will exhibit the paintings of Tom Eckert and the paintings of Chuck Becker


Kite Party at Cumberland Mountain State Park

Kite flying is a great activity many look forward to in the spring and is enjoyed by both children and adults. So mark your calendar for the annual Kite Party, hosted by the Friends of Cumberland Mountain State Park (FCMSP), on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Kite Party will be at the Upper Playground at Cumberland Mountain State Park. It will be a day of family fun, food and best of all, KITE FLYING.

Kites will be provided to the first 100 children.  Personal kites are also welcome.

Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided free of charge.  Mark the date on your calendar and just follow the signs on March 31 to Shelter #1. FCMSP wants everyone to come out and have a good time. For more information, contact Marcie Beahm at 200-3895 or the Park Office at 484-6138.


UCHRA to hold commodities distribution

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for Cumberland County, Thursday March 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Crossville Community Complex.

Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities.


Champagne Brunch set

The members of  the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club are doubly excited about the date of March 20th as 100 lucky ladies will enjoy a Champagne Brunch in some of the most beautiful  homes in the Glade.

Co-Chairs Judy Johnson and Karen Gainer, want to keep the menu a secret but rest assured it begins with some bubbly.  And you won’t even know where you’re having lunch until about a week before when you receive an email giving you the location and directions.

A few tickets remain.  At $16.50 each they will go fast. Check with your friends and then call Judy (210-8992) or Karen (456-8493) to make your reservations and purchase tickets.


Lenten Breakfast planned

The Fairfield Glade United Methodist Women invite you to attend a “Lenten Breakfast” tomorrow, March 14th, at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Join them and bring a friend for a special breakfast and listen to a program entitled “What Do We Need to Give Up?” presented by Rev. Lanita Monroe and Director of Program Ministries, Paulette Richardson.

Sign ups are required due to food preparation and start February 26th and the deadline is March 11th. You can sign up at the church office located at 231 Westchester Dr., Fairfield Glade or call Cathy Fridrich (931-287-0160).


Attention all government workers —meeting

The National Association for Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) is calling a meeting for today, March 13th at 1 p.m. at the Art Circle Public Library meeting room, Crossville.

All former and active government workers are invited to attend whether you are a member of NARFE or not, all are welcome.

The speaker will be Mr. Jeff Dodson, Director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Chief of the Cumberland Fire Department.  Mr. Dodson will give a brief program on EMS in Cumberland County.

After Mr. Dodson’s interesting presentation, our President, Chester Bush, will conduct a meeting to discuss recent congressional actions affecting our retirement benefits and the phone calling project to our senators.

Please call Chester Bush (484-0331)or Laurie Stoffel (456-9101) for further information.


Sunday Couples Golf set to start in April

Join up and make new friends — Sunday couples golf will begin April 1 at Druid Hills golf course.

Timeshares and singles are most welcome.

The group begins at 1:27 p.m. and it uses a mixed couples best ball format.

The group plays nine holes followed by socializing on the patio.

A sign up sheet will be available at Druid Hills every Saturday morning by 10 a.m. for the following week. The sheet will be picked up every Friday morning by 10 a.m and pairings will be posted on Saturday morning for the next day.

If you have any questions, please contact Bill at 787-2534, Norma at 787-2691or Jon & Karle at 484-0603.


Volunteer Coin Club to Meet today

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting today, March 13 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.


Lenten Luncheon set

The Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Churches will be holding a Lenten Luncheon on Saturday, March 17, from 1:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Soup, Sandwiches and desserts will be available and the cost will be $6 per person. Call 484-3461 for more information.

All profits will go to the missions, sponsored by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.


March fruit orders will now be taken

Inez Wrenn has announced its deadline for March fruit orders as March 15th.

In order to place your citrus fruit orders, call Bette at 707-1919, Beth at 484-3380 or Millie at 456-1580 before March 15. Address all additional questions to Chuck at 456-1580.  March and April will end the fruit arrivals for this season.

You won’t want to miss the Navel and Mandarin oranges from California.  Also, fruit coming from Florida is the Ruby Red Grapefruit, Tangerines and the new Pineapple oranges, which are a sweet tasty juicy orange.


Ducky Lucky” Quacker’s Puppet Show slated

There will be storytelling from all ages on March 17th at 11 a.m. at the Art Circle Public Library as it presents the Ducky Lucky Quaker’s Puppet Show.

The event will be held at 3 East Street in Crossville. Call 484-6790 for more information. Art Circle Public Library

Luncheon date set

The Fairfield Glade Women’s 9-Hole Golf League’s Opening Luncheon will be held April 30, at 12 Noon at Legends


Who wants to feel like a millionaire??

Visiting with the elderly is a priceless service that anyone can do. We need volunteers to “ make a Visit”.

For more information on our Volunteer Program contact Ladelle Randolph, Public Guardianship office, 931-432-4111, ext. 284.


Changing Life program meeting each Monday

Changing Life from the Inside Out meets every  Monday at The Multi-Purpose Bldg., 455 Lakeview Dr., from 9:00—10:00 a.m.

For more information, contact Sandie Dutcher at 456-5783 or Mary Ann Webb at 484-2973.