Vista Gatherings – March 3, 2015

License show slated

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will be serving up some good ole country cooking during the Antique License Plate Show on Friday, March 6 from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. and again on Saturday, March 7 from 8 A.M.to 1 P.M.

Come hungry and enjoy chicken and dumplins’, pinto beans&cornbread,soups,and all kinds of cakes, pies, candy, breads, sold separately or “whole” at our Bake Sale.

Ask about our “Road-Kill Special”, lowest price in town for a whole meal! All proceeds go to scholarships, office rent and supplies and financial aid to community services. See you there!

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.

Meeting time changed

The Plateau Corvette Club meeting for March 2015 has been change due to the weather.

Please check the Clubs web site for a new meeting date. (www.plateaucorvetteclub.com) April 2015 will be back to the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 P.M. 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 9 and 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.

Kinseekers Meeting Thursday, March 5

The Kinseekers of Fairfield Glade, will meet Thursday, March 5 from 2 to 4 P.M.(CST) (Note: Different time this month only) in the Fairfield Glade Community Church Fellowship Hall, 521 Snead Drive, Fairfield Glade.

The subject, “Finding and Using Land Records”, will be presented by Loreda Davis. Titles and Land Grant Records are a valuable, but often overlooked, resource in genealogy research.  Come and find out the best ways and means of utilizing these ‘gold mines.’

The Kinseekers meet the first Thursday of each month. Annual membership dues of $10 are due now, but, anyone desiring to see what we’re all about is welcome to come as a visitor. Any questions?  Contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Other local genealogy resources are The Cumberland County Archives and Family Resource Center at 95 First Street, Crossville, the Celtic Circle, which meets at 6:00 (CST) the first Tuesday each month in the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville and the Cumberland County Genealogy Society that meets at 6 P.M., the first and third Monday each month at the Art Circle Public Library, 3 East Street, Crossville.

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!)

If you’re Irish, you are welcome, if you don’t have a drop of Irish blood, your invited; even if you don’t like corned beef, come for the rest of the food and for the fun and games.  After the meal, they’ll be playing Dominos and Hand & Foot, or, bring your own favorite game with you.

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.

Celtic Circle Tidbits for February 2015

The Celtic Circle clan was busy all of January, and that included a rowdy and fun-filled Robert Burns Supper.

Their February meeting group was small, but, they visited, discussed plans for March and on into the rest of the year, doing some dreaming and wishing, and just generally had a great time.

Looking ahead to March, their regular meeting will be on Tuesday, March 3 at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville.

They start at 6 P.M. with visiting and coffee, followed by an informal meeting from 6:30 to 7:30.

Frank and Catherine (Stewart) Munkelwitz are performing at the Brass Lantern Restaurant on the corner of Peavine Road and Chestnut Hills Road, just off the I-40 on-ramp, every Wednesday night from 5:30 to 8:00.  He plays the Sax and sings while she accompanies him on the keyboard.  Stop in for a drink or a meal (the food’s great), and say ‘Hi.’

On Wednesday, March 25, they will celebrate our second annual Celtic Sampler ‘Ceilidh’, starting at Noon in the Cumberland Room of the Art Circle Public Library at 3 East Street, Crossville. They’ll have Scottish and Irish singing and music, bagpipes, a bodhran, a harp, an accordion, an Irish step-dancer, storytelling and more. Last year they had over 200 in attendance …and since parking at the library is limited, the conference room doors will be open at 11:30 A.M.. This free concert is our gift to the community.

The last three Mondays in March — the 16, 23 and 30, from 10 A.M. to Noon, Sallie Guy, a master weaver and Scottish story teller and historian, will be giving you a fascinating tour of Scotland’s history and the importance of the tartans during those times. She’ll also discuss tartan designs and weaving procedures. This lecture series is free and there’s no pre-registration required, so, come and have fun while you learn something new.

Again this year they will have a display set up in the Cumberland County Archives and Family Resource Center, 95 East First Street, during the months of March and April in celebration of St Patrick’s Day, March 17 and Tartan Day, April 6.

You don’t have to be Scottish, Irish or Welsh to attend.  Come if you’re curious, come if you love history or genealogy, come if you’re just bored or lonely, they will make you feel welcome.

Membership is free and there are no minimum attendance requirements. (Doesn’t get any easier than that!)  Questions, need directions?  Email  [email protected]

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.

This marks their 29TH year! All new members & previous members are urged to come, to meet new members as well as to see all old friends.  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.