Vista Gatherings – March 27, 2012

One Step Beyond

One Step Beyond, a group for people who are alone, will be going to Mitch’s in Tansi for dinner on Friday, April 13, at 4:30 P.M.  We will order delicious food off the menu and be given separate checks.  Reservations are necessary and must be called in to Bobbye Bitto 707- 8607 or Carolyn Oshry 788-1155 no later than noon, Friday, April 6.  If you have to cancel, please call Bobbye or Carolyn as this is a courtesy to the restaurant and other guests.

For more information on our group, please call Carolyn Oshry.

FFG Garden Club Offers Scholarships

 The Fairfield Glade Garden Club will once again offer scholarships to deserving High School Seniors that will be continuing their education in Agriculture or related fields.  Applications and program details are available through the Counselors Office at both of the Cumberland County High Schools.  This is a great opportunity for our students to receive financial assistance for higher education.  If you know of a High School senior, living in Cumberland County, that would qualify and benefit from this scholarship fund, please direct them to see the Counselor at their school. Deadline for submission is April 20th. Contact: Liz Cartwright 931-459-2227.

CC Republican Women’s Club

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will have their monthly

meeting on April 5th at 5:00 PM at the Republican Headquarters.This is

a very important meeting so please come and bring a friend or two.We

will be accepting nominations for Woman of The Year and the award will

be presented at our Reagan Day Dinner on May 12. We will also firm up

the plans for our big fund raiser, the Trash and Treasure sale on

April 19 from 7 AM to 7 PM and April 20 from 7:30 AM to 3:00PM.  The

ladies will be

cooking up some good ole southern  soups, pinto beans, cornbread, and

terrific desserts. All of it served with a smile and a” you all

comeback now”. So reserve that date!

Thank you,

Karen Shanks, Publicity Chairman

931-788-2173 / cell 787-2181


The Fairfield Glade Council of Churches is announcing an inter-denominational Easter Sunrise Service for the morning of April 8th at 6:00 am in the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive.  All are invited, whether you are or are not an active member of any church.  Come and join together in worship on this great day. The six churches that are members of the FG Council of Churches are working to make this a truly unique worship experience in praise of our Lord Jesus Christ.  An offering will be received to be distributed between two local charitable organizations, VORP (Victims Offenders Reconciliation Program of Cumberland County) and Avalon (Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program).  Checks are to be made out to FG Council of Churches.  The member churches are FG Community Church, Pastor  Charles R. Traylor; FG First Baptist Church, Pastor Leonard Markham; Christ Lutheran Church, Pastor Jenny Barnes; FG United Methodist Church, Pastors Will Wells and Lanita Monroe; St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Pastor John R. Dowling; and Westminster Presbyterian Church, USA, Pastor Bill Bateman.  Please join us for Easter Sunrise worship on Resurrection morning.

Keith Farber, Contributor

VIS Meeting

The April meeting for the VIS (visually Impaired Support ) group is scheduled for April 12, 2012.

The meeting will take place at The Bank of Crossville, 1251 N. Main St. Crossville from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The guest speaker will be Lana Newton , Coord. of the Blind & Visually Impaired for the State of TN.,DHS

We will also have another guest with a suprise gift for every member. Be sure to mark the date on your calendars.

VIS and the Fairfeild Resident Service will be proudly presenting the Insight on Vision Conference, June 14, 2012. Forthcoming articals will be in the paper soon.

VIS is a nonprofit organization with the mission to improve the blind and visually impaired in Cumberland County thru education, transporation, closed circuit television, and support meeting. We would welcome anyone that would like to join our organization.You do not have to have an eye problem to join. Please check out our web site at

Please call Linda Simmons at 456-6701 or Joyce Lingard at 788-0955 if you have questions.

Roane State Job Fair

March 20, 2012

Employers invited to participate in Roane State job fair

Employers are invited to participate in an April 18 job fair for Roane State Community College students who are pursuing associate of applied science degrees and certificates in non-health fields and plan to graduate this year.

The fair is planned for Wednesday, April 18 from 2-5 p.m. at Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus, 701 Briarcliff Ave. Set-up begins at 1 p.m.

Employers are asked to register online, and there is no registration fee. To register, visit and click on the Job Fair link.

The fair will include students studying accounting, business administration, computer science, criminal justice, early childhood education, paralegal studies, environmental health technology, geographic information systems and other fields.

For more information, contact Placement Director Kim Harris at (865) 882-4695 or [email protected].


CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) announced that it will host two public meetings to obtain further input on black bear management strategies on the north Cumberland Plateau.

The meetings will be held over two days, Thursday and Friday, March 29–30, 2012. One meeting will be held in Jamestown at York Institute and the other in Byrdstown at the Pickett County Courthouse.

The public meetings will consist of a brief presentation by TWRA biologists concerning the current status of black bear populations in Tennessee and the results of a recent statewide black bear public opinion survey.  Public comments will be taken at the meetings.

The meetings will be held at the following times and locations:

March 29, 2012 March 30, 2012

6:30 p.m. (CDT) 6:30 p.m. (CDT)

York Institute (cafeteria) Pickett County Courthouse (main courtroom)

701 North Main Street 1 Courthouse Square

Jamestown, TN Byrdstown, TN

Cumberland County Piece-makers Quilt Guild

The Cumberland County Piece-makers Quilt Guild will hold it’s monthly Business Meeting on Wednesday April 4th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the 127 South Senior Center located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville.

This month’s program, “What Judges Look For In Quilts” will be presented by Cumberland County Piecemakers own Award Winning Member and Author of  “A Baltimore Album,”  Marsha Radtke. This is a program you do not want to miss.  Everyone is invited. Call Wynnell Busch @ (931)456-2673 for further information on Programs and upcoming workshops.


On March 30 from 9am-2pm and March 31 from 9am-11am, St. Francis of ASSISI Catholic Church at 7501 Peavine Rd. in Fairfield Glade will hold its annual Rummage Sale. There will be a wide assortment of men’s and women’s clothing, children’s items, along with furniture, household items, books, golf and outdoor equipment, and many more treasures! This is a “can’t miss” sale. Come early to get your bargains!


Is offering an AARP Safe Driving Course at the Cumberland County Fair Grounds on Wednesday April 11th and Thursday April 12th from 9 AM to 12 PM. This is an 8 hour class, 4 hours each day. Cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Contact your insurance agent as you may save money on auto insurance and improve your driving skills by phoning Len Stark at 931-456-1994. Pre-registration is necessary to attend.

 Fairfield Glade United Methodist Women Sets Date for Annual Rummage Sale

SAVE THE DATES: Thursday April 19th 8:00 am until 6:00 PM, Friday April 20th 8:00 am till 3:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 am till noon.  This is a rummage sale you do not want to miss and plans are underway to make this year even more special with new additions.  Join the many others who wait anxiously for this yearly event to find great deals on a wide variety of items.

In addition to the usual clothing you will be amazed at the “Women’s Boutique” –  jewelry, shoes and accessories. This year we have added a “Men’s Upscale Clothing Room”, along with regular men’s clothing, shoes etc..  Also, Saturday is $2.00 a bag day.

Update your home with furniture, home decor and other household items.  If you enjoy reading, check out the book section.  A Silent Auction will take place Thursday and Friday and will include special decorator pieces and furniture.

As usual, there will be a “Bake Sale” at the Village Mall in Fairfield Glade on Friday, April 20th from 8:00 am until noon.  Enjoy a wide assortment of Homemade desserts, breads, candy etc.

Come and bring a friend to this rummage sale at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, at 231 Westchester Rd. Fairfield Glade.

 Roane State Playmakers to perform ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’

The Roane State Community College Playmakers will perform “A Year with Frog and Toad,” a musical based on Arnold Lobel’s classic children’s books, beginning March 22.

Show times are March 22-24 at 7 p.m., March 25 at 2 p.m., March 29-31 at 7 p.m. and April 1 at 2 p.m. Performances will be held in the theatre on the main campus in Harriman.

General admission is $10, and student admission and admission for seniors is $7. Tickets are available at the door.

The kid-friendly musical follows the woodland adventures of two amphibious friends, a worrywart toad and a perky frog, over the course of a year.

For more information about performances, contact Michael Golebiewski at [email protected] or (865) 354-3000, ext. 4711.

Auxiliary Hosts Tea to Honor New Members and to Welcome Potential Members

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will host its annual Membership Tea on Monday, April 2, at 3:00 p.m. at the Social Hall of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, on Peavine Road.

Since the 2011 Membership Tea was curtailed due to bad weather, this year’s tea will recognize new members who joined the auxiliary in 2010, as well as those who have joined the auxiliary during the past year. Additionally, potential new members are encouraged to attend the tea to meet the members of the auxiliary and to learn more about the important work of the organization. All members are encouraged to invite prospective members to attend the tea.

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary conducts fundraising events throughout the year to support Hospice of Cumberland County, the only not-for-profit hospice in the community.

Please call Membership Co-Chairs Shirley Wilkinson (456-0032) or Kathy Yarnell (707-7199) or member Linda Reiss (287-4808) for more information.

Stretch & Tone with Nan

Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church is again offering a ten week series of Stretch & Tone Classes.  This fitness program is designed for men and women who, for one reason or another, no longer want to exercise on the floor, but still desire a full body workout.  While sitting comfortably in a chair, or using it as a balancing tool, participants will employ proper breathing techniques as they work to stretch lower and upper body muscles.  Light hand weights will also be used to strengthen, tone, and shape the body.

Classes will be held in the Church Fellowship Hall every Monday and Thursday morning, 10:00-11:00am, April 23, through June 28.  Prior sign-up is not necessary, but plan to arrive about 15 minutes before the first class, in order to register.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a hand towel with you, as well as a $1.00 contribution to help defray church expenses.  Light hand weights will be available for use during class, for those who cannot bring their own.  Call Nan @456-2629 if you have questions regarding these classes.


The Fairfield Glade Ladies Club is hosting its 3rd Annual Spring Marketplace Home and Garden Show on Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, 2012, in Fairfield Glade, TN.  Located just six miles north of Exit 322 on US I-40, the resort community of 8,000 full-time residents and hundreds of time share visitors, offers a unique opportunity for vendors to present their wares and expertise to a select group of homeowners.

This year the show has been expanded to include vendors offering  bedding plants, landscapes, garden designs, patio furniture and other home décor ideas.  Home improvement contractors who will bring their expertise are especially welcome – with constant remodeling and new construction (over 200 homes each year) there is always an interest in everything from countertops to flooring to garage doors to gutter guards.

Held in conjunction with the annual Kitchen and Garden Tour, the event attracts hundreds of visitors from surrounding areas.  Maps to the homes and gardens being viewed must be picked up at the mall, thus guaranteeing  maximum possible exposure for the participants in the Home and Garden Show.

The show will be located both inside and outside at the Village Green Mall, in the center of the community, at 126 Stonehenge Drive.  Exhibits will be open to the public from 9 a.m. until five p.m. both days and set up will be the afternoon of May 17 and the morning of May 18.  Entry fee for the two day Spring Marketplace is $65 per booth.    Booth sizes are:  6 x 12 feet (inside) and 10 x 12 (outside).  Interested vendors may contact Marsha Mellert (931-456-4680) for booth space and information.  Email inquiries can be addressed to [email protected].  If you prefer, an application can be downloaded from the web site:  Just click on ‘club events‘ and follow the instructions.

Save the Date: Geranium and Plant Sale

It’s almost here! On April 17th, 18th, 19th and 21st, the FFG Garden Club will hold its annual geranium and plant sale. Come to Cumberland Country High School greenhouses on the 17th, 18th and 19th and then head to Robin Hood Park in FFG on April 21st. Remember, your purchases help support CCHS student scholarships.

Fairfield Glade and Cumberland County Democrats having 2 big events

The first annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner will be held on April 14th at the Cumberland State Park.  This is an exciting fundraiser for the Cumberland County Democrats.  Eleanor Roosevelt played a key role (with FDR) in the development of the Homestead area. This event will begin at 6pm.  We will have some speakers and a cake/pie auction.  Tickets are $50.00 each.  Call Kim Davids, Chair of the FFG District 9 Democrats, at 707-5237 to purchase tickets.  All proceeds from this event stay here in Cumberland County.

The Tennessee Democrats will hold their Jackson Day dinner in Nashville on March 31st at 6pm.  Tickets are $150.00 each.  The keynote for this event will be a nationally recognized speaker.  Contact Dennis Gregg, [email protected] , to buy tickets for this event.

Contact: Kim Davids (931) 707-5237


The Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday April 5, 1pm at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr, FFG. At the next meeting,we will have Patricia Lanza, writer & public speaker, with over twenty years experience. In 2011, she held a 9 part lecture series “Writing Your Memories” for Council of Churches. Pat will speak to KINSEEKERS on how we can write our family memories. All visitors are welcome to attend this meeting and all KINSEEKERS meetings. We meet the first THURSDAY of every month. Come join us!

Hyssongs in concert

The Hyssongs will be in concert at Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade on Friday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m.

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.

Study series being offered

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 931-707-0908 or Karen Hein 931-456-6707.

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 If you are an advanced Bible student or are just curious, there is a place for you.  They meet on Monday afternoons at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church from 1:30 – 4:00p.m.

Wellness Complex is offering prizes

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.

If you have any questions, please contact Dee Dee Barnwell at the Crossville Wellness Complex, phone number 931-456-8870; Wendy Reed or Rachel Richardson at the Fairfield Glade Wellness Complex, phone number 931-707-8420.

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

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 931-200-3895 or the Park Office at 931-484-6138.

Sunday Couples Golf set to start in April

Join us 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 931-787-2534, Norma at 931-787-2691or Jon & Karle at 484-0603.

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