Vista Gatherings – March 31, 2015

Kinseekers scheduled to meet April 2

The regular monthly meeting of the Kinseeker of Fairfield Glade will be Thursday, April 2 from one to 3 P.M. (CDT) in the fellowship hall at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive.

Park in back and use the Westside entrance, or on the Eastside and come in by the church office.

Their speaker will be Joyce Rorabaugh, from the Cumberland County Archives and Family Resource Center, located at 95 First Street, Crossville.  Joyce will share tips on ‘Creating and Using Timelines to Aid Your Research”.  Joyce is knowledgeable and a great speaker; you will enjoy yourself while learning ways to make your genealogy research easier.

Our yearly dues are just $10, but, come and check us out a time or two joining. Any questions?  Email [email protected] or [email protected]

Other local genealogy resources are the Archives which Joyce will gladly share information about with you. The Celtic Circle that meets at 6 P.M. the first Tuesday each month at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville (email [email protected] for details) .

And, the Cumberland County Genealogy Society, which meets the first and third Monday each month at 6 P.M. at the Art Circle Library, 3 East Street, Crossville.

Korean vets set to meet

Uniforms are preferred, however come as you are to the next scheduled business meeting of Plateau Chaptere #297, KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION, scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, starting promptly at 1 P.M., Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive.

Feel free to contact Cmdr Bob Johnston, 931-484-8798, for driving directions or further information about the meeting—guests are always welcome as well as their spouses and prospective members.

The most important subject at this meeting is the start of the process to elect new officers—Commander, Senior Vice Commander, and Junior Vice Commander are the offices to be elected at this term.  All other offices are subsequently appointed.

Updates on the parade in Chattanooga, May 1, and the trip to the Red Stone Arsenal in June are also on the docket.

A report on the progress of the three $1,000 scholarships to be given to graduating Cumberland County students will be available as well as sign-up sheets for the Spring Rose of Sharon Fund Raiser.

Hours of serving for the Fund Raiser have been reduced to two, consequently we hope all members will do their part and be involved.  This is our only Fund Raiser and supports the three Cumberland County Scholarships, The Wounded Warrior Project, and any number of worthy Cumberland County organizations.

New Pastor installed

On Sunday, April 12, at 4:30 P.M. (CDT) Fellowship Baptist Church will be conducting the Installation Service for Reverend David Melton as its new pastor.  They are inviting the community to join them as they welcome Pastor Melton and his wife, Sherrie, to their little church in the Glade.

Pastors Dick Moran, our interim pastor for the past 2 1/2 + years, and Pastor Mike Garrett, of Meridian Baptist Church, will be presenting the charges to Pastor Melton and to the congregation.

These will be followed by responses by Pastor Melton and by Deacon, Stretch Cleeland, representing the congregation.

Ralph Samuelson, a founding member of our church, will give the Prayer of Dedication, and the Congregational Dedication and Benediction will complete the program.

After the service they will have a reception in our Fellowship Hall, with refreshments provided by Sue Patrick and her kitchen crew.  Everyone will have an opportunity to get acquainted and visit with the Melton’s and their family.

Silent Auction slated

Wags and Whiskers is hosting a Silent Auction to benefit their low-cost spay/neuter program.  There will be lots of things to win and great appetizers by Forte’s.  It will be on Saturday, April 18th from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. upstairs at Forte’s restaurant in Crossville.

Tickets are $15 and include admission, 2 wine/beer/soda drinks and hot and cold served appetizers.  So mark your calendars and ask a friend to join you in that search for “something special” and the adventure of getting the winning bid.  Tickets are available at Happy Hound Realty off Peavine near the Dollar General and at the Cats Meow store next to Sonic.  Wags and Whiskers has “fixed” over 9,000 cats and dogs so far and needs your help in having funding for another 1,300 this year.

For more information or to donate something for the auction, please call 931-788-2201 or check their website at .

Republican women meet

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting April 2 at 5 P.M. at the Republican headquarters at 539 West Ave. Crossville, Tn. 38555. It is very important that all members attend as we will be making final plans for our Trash and Treasure Sale on April 16 and 17. Our guest speakers will be Dee Clancy and volunteers from Rubicon USA.

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans and first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams where they are needed all over the world. We are so excited to get to know these folks at our next meeting.Everyone is welcome to join us at 5:30 pm if you would like to find out more about Team Rubicon USA or express your thanks for their help during our ice storm.

Spring art show at PCAC

“Hello Spring” is the theme for the annual Spring Art Show at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine), Fairfield Glade.

This Art Guild show will open with a reception for the community on April 10 from 6 to 7:30 P.M.

New, colorful, creative art will greet you at the PCAC.  An abundance of paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography, and sculpture will be displayed.  Refreshments will be served.

The Art Show lasts until Wednesday, April 29.  Regular gallery hours are 9 A.M. to 4 P.M., Monday through Saturday.

Memory Loss Care Group April Meeting

The next Memory Loss Care Group meeting will be Thursday, April 9 at 11 A.M. in the Music Center, Room 139 at the First Baptist Church, located behind Food City.  Please enter on the porch side of the church.

Joan Fredericks will be the speaker, presenting the many services Fairfield Glade Resident Services offers to our community.  Joan was very hands-on in the formation of FGRS which began in October 2008.

Their services have expanded from Safety- Neighborhood Watch; Home Delivered meals, Vial of Life and most recently “Way to Go” transportation programs.  Many volunteers from our community are very involved in the programs. Volunteers are the energy that drives the services.  The Health and Wellness as well as other seminars have been well received and benefited many residents.

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

Free tax preparation

Are you still worrying about completing your tax return?  Were you waiting for your investment reports to come in the mail?  Do you have questions about your marketplace healthcare 1095A payments?

By now, everyone should have all of the necessary income statements needed to file their taxes for 2014.  The April 15th deadline is drawing closer, but help is available.

Taxpayers of all ages can take advantage of the AARP Tax-Aide services.   The tax counselors at the Tax-Aides sites are certified to prepare your federal and state returns.

AND IT IS A FREE SERVICE.  Gather together your last year’s return, a photo id, proof of your social security number and all of the pertinent documents for 2014 income and deductions and let the volunteer tax counselors complete your return, e-file for you and provide you with a printed copy for your records.

They welcome you to use this service at the following local Tax-Aide sites:  Art Circle Library, Thursday and Friday (calling First National Bank @ 707-3314 for appointments); Fairfield Glade Conference Center, Tuesday and Saturday, call 484-3722 for appointment; Pleasant Hill Community House, Wednesday and Friday, from 1 to 4 P.M., call 277-3096; Sparta Senior Citizen Center, Tuesday from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M., call 931-836-3663 for appointment and at the Hiawatha Community Center in Tansi on Monday and Thursday from 9 A.M. to noon.

Dr. Mark Windham to be main speaker at Flower & Garden Show

At the 13th Annual Spring Flower & Garden Show, plants won’t be the only highlight. The show will also feature presentations on topics ranging from herbal medicine to permaculture … even a little bit of star talk, with a discussion of Ginger – Ginger Rogers, that is. Following are some of the featured speakers, whose presentations are sponsored by Bilbrey Funeral Home.

Sponsored by the Cumberland County Master Gardeners Association, the Spring Flower & Garden Show runs Friday through Sunday, April 24-26. Admission is $3 for all three days (Master Gardeners wearing their name tags admitted free). The show runs Friday from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M.; Saturday from 9 A.M.  to 5 P.M. and Sunday from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.

17th Annual Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Golf Tourney set

The Board of Directors of the Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Alumni, Inc. is pleased to announce the 17th annual charity golf tournament on May 19th at Bear Trace Golf Club.  Tournament directors will be Bill Halsey and Tom Ackerly.

This charity event raises funds to assist local medically certified patients needing cardiac or pulmonary rehab.  The rehab consists of a 13 week “boot camp” to enhance lifestyles.  It is a two-fold program that combines physical and educational training aimed at reducing health risks and improving quality of life.

In addition, the C/PR Alumni, Inc. provides support for community health fairs, educational seminars and health education scholarships.

The golf tournament is a fun event organized around four person teams and is limited to 144 golfers.  The donation is $65 per golfer, which includes a light breakfast snack, lunch, prizes, cart and greens fees.   Everyone tees off at 8 A.M.

Get a group of your favorite golfers together and fill an entry form and mail with your checks to Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Alumni (C/PR Alumni), POB 14, Crossville, TN 38557-0014.  Entry forms are available at Bear Trace or by e-mail.  Phone Bill Halsey at 707-5505 or Tom Ackerly at 456-0391 for additional information.

The tournament offers hole sponsorships for those who donate $200. It is a qualifying tax-deductible donation under the Internal Revenue Code.  Other donor opportunities are available.  Additional information is available from Bill at 707-5505 or Tom at 456-0391.

All dollars raised stay in this community and since this is an all-volunteer organization there is very little overhead. Money goes where it is needed most—to the patients.

Bible Study Spring Class Begins April 13

Would you like to experience unexpected peace in spite of unexpected heartache; move forward when you feel stuck in your circumstances; have a greater sense of peace through every storm you face; and experience stability when tidal waves of emotion hit?

Then register now for the upcoming spring Bible Study Tech class, “Missing Pieces: Real Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense” by Jennifer Rothschild. The class begins April 13, from 1:30 to 4 P.M., and ends June 8, 2015.  Bible Study Tech classes are held at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church at 231 Westchester Drive.

Bible Study Tech, or as it is also known, Bible Tech, is a women’s inter-denominational and independent Bible study. Women from many denominations attend the studies, which are held each fall, winter and spring annually.  However, students don’t have to be a church member or attendee to be welcomed to our group.  This is a great place to find out about the Bible and explore what it means to be loved by and serve God.

If you are interested in learning more about the Bible and interacting with a lot of very fun and interesting ladies, you might like to join us.

Contact Karen Hein, 456-6707, [email protected] or Cathy Muldoon, 456-9282, [email protected] for more information or send your registration to Bible Study Tech, 104 Prescott Lane, Fairfield Glade, 38558.

Registration is recommended so that materials will be available. Information is also available at the website:

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:  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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dimple Globe Awards Reception planned

Dimpled Globe Awards 10th Anniversary Reception is March 31 from 3 to 5 P.M. in the Cumberland Room of the Art Circle Public Library.

Honorees this year are  Randy Bond, Dennis Gregg, Jerry & Kay McBride, Larry & Patsy Nesbitt, Donna Quarles and Dwight Wages.

High School Students are:  Kobe Cox- CCHS, Michelle Fernandez – The Phoenix School and  Stone McCoy- SMHS.  They will also be recognizing past winners. The program will begin at 4 P.M.

With  this slate of Honorees who have shown they are making a difference in Cumberland County they are hoping for a big turnout. There is no charge for reservations but they would like to know how many to prepare for so  =be sure to call and reserve a spot now 931-484-4082 or email [email protected]

Bake sale scheduled

The Hospice Holiday Bake Sale will be on Tuesday, March 31, from 9 A.M.  until sold out.

Please stop by the Village Green Mall for your Easter/Spring  bake goods including Birdhouses!

There will be breads, brownies, cookies, pies, cupcakes, cakes, and edible Easter ornaments!  Thanks for your continued support of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary!

Wild About Cats Seeks Volunteers For Kitten Season

You can make a humane, “hands-on” difference for lost and abandoned cats, especially now that it is spring “kitten season.”

A local rescue group, Wild About Cats, feeds feral and stray cats which have formed into colonies at some 8 locations in and around Crossville and Fairfield Glade. When possible, these cats are captured to be neutered and given a basic set of inoculations in accordance with the national program of Trap, Neuter, Return.  Socialized cats are placed for adoption.

Unsocialized cats are returned to the colony. It is vitally important now to be preventing unwanted litters which only compound the number of homeless cats.

Kittens which are born outdoors must be brought into homes and socialized within the first 4 months to become adoptable.

Extremely rewarding work for animal lovers. To volunteer or make a much needed donation, please email Nancy at [email protected] 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.