Vista Gatherings – March 25, 2014

Cumberland Shrine Club onion sale begins

Once again the Cumberland Shrine Club is selling those delicious Vidalia Onions! The very competitive price is the same as last year, 10# for $10. If you can’t use a whole bag, perhaps you could share a bag of onions with a friend.

It is no secret that most all hospitals are struggling financially and Shriner Hospitals need our help also. There is no charge for any of our children at any of our hospitals.

They also provide a van for transportation to Shriner Hospitals for Cumberland county children and their parents. Our onion sales support this activity.

If you wish to help us, please call Len Stark at (931) 456-1994. Orders must be placed by April 15th for a May 1 delivery to you.


OBM to be at Expo

OBM will have a table at the Volunteer Expo at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center on Thursday, April 10 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Stop by to say hello and see how we are serving our community as an all volunteer non-profit corporation and see ways you might volunteer to help them help others.

They hope you are visiting their world wide website at, which is chockfull of useful and encouraging information for everyone.

If you can’t wait, just call them at 931-456-7522/931-707-2728 or email them at [email protected]  Of course, visit them at their corporate offices at 5161 Peavine Road, Suite 101 for Sunday services at 10 and 11 A.M., Thursday Bible studies at 4 P.M., and Wednesday’s 9 A.M. to noon.


Hospice holds Guest Tea

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will host its annual New Member and Guest Tea on Monday, April 7, at 3 P.M. in the Social Hall of the St. Francis Catholic Church , at 7503 Peavine Road.

All current and new members are encouraged to attend. Guests are especially welcomed to attend to learn about the fund-raising mission and work of the Hospice Auxiliary.

The Monday, April 7, New Member and Guest Tea begins with refreshments and a ceremony honoring new members and guests, and information about Hospice of Cumberland County and the support provided by the Hospice Auxiliary. A brief business meeting follows.

Current on-going projects include sale of Auxiliary cookbooks, “Caring and Sharing,” for $10 ea. (call Mary at 459-2328) and sales of beautiful porcelain angel ornaments for $20 ea. (call Bernie at 456-6920). These items make great gifts and support the work of the Auxiliary.

In addition, the Auxiliary announces another public bake sale to tickle your taste buds and delight your eyes.  Featuring yummy goodies including pies, breads, and cookies focused on an Easter/Spring theme the public event will be held April 16, 8am-2pm at the Village Green Mall.


Bakers back for event

Yum! The talented bakers of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary have applied their culinary creativity to the classic Easter Egg.

In celebration of this holiest of seasons, the Hospice bakers have converted that classic egg into a delicious range of goodies and special edible products to woo the most particular of palates. The range of offerings includes many items without eggs if eggs are not your choice of food.

Scheduled to support your holiday festivities, the sale will be held in the Village Green Mall on Wednesday, April 16, from 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. Breads, brownies, pies, cakes, cookies, candies, and some very special “edible Easter ornaments” await your purchase.


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 April 7 & 21 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?  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is hosting a class for those entering the confusing world of Medicare on Tuesday, April 15 from 9  to 11:30 A.M. at Art Circle Library in Crossville.

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 locally through the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability and provides free and objective counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.

To reserve a seat for the class, please call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044.


Thursday Couples Golf League starts April 17

Couples, sign up for a nine hole scramble using fun formats played Thursdays at Heatherhurst with tee times starting at 3:33.

This is a social golf group and you need not be a “good” golfer.  After play we have dinner at a local restaurant and award prize money.

You can sign up each week by emailing your names, 9-hole handicap and whether or not you plan to eat with the group to [email protected]

For the first week sign up by 3 P.M. Sunday April 13.  There will also be a signup sheet on the Heatherhurst bulletin board located near the restrooms posted on Tuesday, April 8 and removed Sunday afternoon at 3 P.M.

The pairings will be emailed and posted on boards at Heatherhurst, Druid, and Dorchester by noon on Tuesday before play on Thursday. The first tee time each week is 3:33.  Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your assigned tee time.

Organizers for this year’s play are Russ and Virginia Schubert, ph 287-0288 and Gerald and Denise Pare, phone 287-0134. Please call if you have any questions.

All residents and timeshare visitors are welcome.


Cumberland County Democrats to Meet

The Cumberland County Democratic Party will have their monthly meeting, Monday, March 24.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 P.M. at the Crossville Housing Authority, 67 Irwin Avenue. All area Democrats are encouraged to attend.


FCA holds Banquet

The Cumberland County Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host its Annual Fundraising Banquet on Tuesday April 8 at the Central Baptist Church. The event starts at 5:45 P.M.

A Silent Auction starts at 5 P.M. and the speaker will be coach Tommy Bowden.

Contact Deana Persson at 931-372-2123 or email: [email protected] to make reservations. You can also make reservations on the website at


Open House planned

Crossville Christian School invites the community to Spring Open House March 27th!

Tour our school, meet our students & staff and see what classical christian education is all about. Crossville Christian School Spring  Community Open House- Thursday March 27 from 5:30 to 7 P.M. at 28 Rock Quarry Rd (Corner of  70East & Rock Quarry).


Indiana natives wanted

A Committee is being formed to see if there is any former or current Indiana residents interested in a Indiana Meet and Greet Picnic. Date and location of picnic to be determined by committee. If interested email: [email protected]


Motorcycle enthusiasts of the Glade Sought

Anyone interested in joining other riders for planned rides, fun and fellowship, please respond.

Any bike from “Aprila’s” to “Zundapp’s” that are capable of highway speeds are welcome.

If interested email [email protected] give your e-mail, or phone # and model of bike. If there is enough interest over several weeks, I will set up the first meet.


One Step meeting set

The next One Step Beyond meeting will be held at Vegas Steakhouse, April 17 (Thursday.

Mark your calendar and plan to attend. Newcomers are welcome.

They are a senior (50+) group that meet every other month at a local or nearby restaurant for a social meal surrounded by friendly people and great food.

Their schedule for the year is listed below. For questions, call Jane Webb 931-210-8841.


Bible Study Spring Class Begins

Register now for the upcoming spring Bible Study Tech class, “Hebrews-The Nearness of King Jesus” with teacher, Lisa Harper.

The class will begin on Monday, March 31, from 1:30 to 4 P.M., and end May 19, 2014.  Bible Study Tech classes are held at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church.

The cost of $20 covers our member workbooks.  We also support local missions with any surplus funds that are given.

Please contact Karen Hein, 456-6707, [email protected] or Cathy Muldoon, 456-9282, [email protected] for more information or send your name, address, phone, email address and $20 registration fee for materials to Bible Study Tech, 106 Prescott La., FFG, TN 38558.  Website:


Business Networking Night slated for April 8

People need to know about your business before they do business with you.  You need to know more about the needs of your potential customers and clients so that you can provide the best products and services to meet their needs.

People do business with people they know, like and trust.  How do you accomplish all this?  Networking.

Mark your calendars for the April 8th networking night at the CBI.  The time is 5 to  6:30 P.M.  Bring plenty of business cards and your appointment calendar.  Meet people and set up appointments to get together to learn more about how to best work together.  Learn more about area business networking groups.

Cost: $5 per person – Refreshments Served

Place: Cumberland Business Incubator, 2569 Cook Road, Crossville, TN 38571.

RSVP: 931-456-4910


AARP program offered

The AARP Smart Driver Course, a classroom refresher course for older drivers, will be offered at the Art Circle Public Library, 3 East Street, Crossvill.

The eight-hour course will be given in two consecutive morning sessions on Thursday, April 17, and Friday, April 18, from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days.  Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

Pre-registration for the course is required.  Call Julian Kmiec, a volunteer AARP Driver Safety instructor, at (931) 484-9027 to enroll.  Cost for the class is $15 per person for AARP members, or $20 per person for non-members, payable by check to “AARP” at the first session.  Class size is limited, so call soon to procure your place in this valuable class.


Citrus program continues

The Florida Citrus Fruit Program at the Inez Wrenn Adventist School has two more months left.

The fruits scheduled to arrive for Mar are:  CA Navels, CA Mandarins, FL Spring orange (Valencia), FL Ruby Red Grapefruit and Tangerines.  Prices are the same as February: navels $37.00 lg, $19 sm; Mardarins $9.00 5 lb bag; Grapefruit $29 lg and $16 sm; Tangerines $24.00 sm box; Temple oranges $33.00 lg and $18.00 sm.

Please place your orders by calling Lee  788-1375, Millie 456-1580, Joy 456-1935, Linda 484-8249 and Penny 456-9905. Deadline for March fruit orders is March 20 for            delivery the week of April 1-3.


Photo contest scheduled

The Cumberland County Master Gardeners are having a photo contest during their Flower Show, April 25-27.

They are looking for submissions in two categories: 1. gardens, flowers or plants from any public State park in TN, 2. gardens, flowers or plants from any of the three UT Gardens located at Knoxville, Jackson or Crossville. The photos do not have to be from the current year; they can be up to 5 years old.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, in each category and one People’s Choice.

For further details and to download the rules and application please go to and click on the PHOTO CONTEST link. Or stop by the UT Ag Extension Office located at Cumberland County Fairgrounds/Community Complex; Monday – Friday 9 A.M> to 4 P.M.  Need further assistance, please feel free to contact Erin at [email protected]


Fair Park Senior Center events scheduled

The Fair Park Senior Center has  several events slated.

• Talent Show Auditions — The 4th Annual Crossville’s Got Talent Show will be holding auditions on Saturday April 5 at 1 P.M. at the Fair Park Senior Center.

The first place winner will receive $300., second place is 100. and third place is 50.

The Talent show will be held at the Palace Theater on April 25t at 7 P.M. It is always a fun show, $10 tickets are on sale now at the Fair Park Senior Center.

• Hawaiian Hula Lessons — Dance Instructor Noelani DeRossett will be starting a Hula class on Tuesday, April 15, at 2 P.M.  at the Fair Park Senior Center, located at 1433 Livingston Rd. Call 484-7416 and ask for Tina to Sign Up.

• Senior Self Defense Class — Almost any senior can learn how to protect themselves. Instructor Larry Potter, uses Role Play techniques that officers use in every class.  He will be starting a new Senior Self Defense class on Friday March 28 at 1 P.M. at 1:00 at the Fair Park Senior Center. Please call Tina for more info and to sign up at 484-7416.

• Senior Windows 8 and Smart Phone Classes — The Fair Park Senior Center is trying to help the seniors in our area to keep up with learning the newest gadgets. Window 8, Smart Phones, Pads and Tablet classes are being taught.

Instructor Scott Bruton is holding classes at the Fair Park Senior Center from 9 to 11 A.M.and in Fairfield Glade  Discovery Center in the afternoons 3 to 5 P.M.

Please call for more info and you must sign up, and call Tina, 484-7416.