Vista Gatherings – March 5, 2013

Search on for state’s top senior volunteer

The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.

Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted between Feb. 1 and March 31, 2013. State winners then will be selected by popular vote at Online voting will take place from April 15 to April 30.

From those state winners, a panel of senior care experts will pick the national Salute to Senior Service honoree.

Home Instead, Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ favorite nonprofit organizations and their stories will be posted on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s nonprofit charity of choice.

Senior care professionals and those who work at hospitals, senior care facilities and other places where seniors volunteer are encouraged to nominate older adults. So, too, are family caregivers and the adult children of aging parents. Older adults also may self-nominate.

To complete and submit a nomination form online for a senior age 65 or older who volunteers at least 15 hours a month, and to view the contest’s official rules, visit Completed nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005.

For more information about Salute to Senior Service or the Home Instead Senior Care network’s services, call 931-526-1127.


County Piecemakers

Quilt Guild meeting set

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold it’s monthly Business Meeting on tomorrow, March 6,  at 1 A.M. in the 127 South Senior Center located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville. Come early and mingle.

This month we will present “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Quilt Show”. Be sure and visit our website:  This meeting is open to all and everyone is invited to join us.

Contact Lois Miller at 931-456-4561 for further information on this and upcoming Programs and Workshops.


Glade Democrats to Elect New Leaders 

The Fairfield Glade District of the Cumberland County Democratic Party will hold a biennial caucus on Tuesday, March 19 at 11 A.M.  The meeting location is room C (lower level) of the Fairfield Glade Multi-Purpose Building at  455   Lakeview Rd.

All Glade Democrats are Welcome

Local Democrats will elect 3 representatives to serve two year terms on the Executive Committee of the Cumberland County Democratic party.

Members will also discuss the party’s agenda and events for 2013.  This is an open meeting for attendees to share their ideas and thoughts about the future.

All Democratic residents who are eligible voters in Fairfield Glade (district 9) are urged to attend.

For more information, please contact Kim Davids, Glade Democratic Chair, at 931-707-5237.


Tea Party To Discuss 

Firearms Safety March 12

John Harris, representing the Tennessee Firearms Association will be the keynote speaker when the Cumberland County Tea Party meets on Tuesday, March 12, at 6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30) at the Community Complex (Fair grounds) in Crossville.

The Tennessee Firearms Association is a Tennessee not-for-profit corporation formed to promote the right to keep and bear arms and to educate the citizenry on the responsible use, ownership and carrying of firearms.

Harris will show how the Tennessee Firearms Association has influenced laws since 1995 and what the organization sees as significant legislative issues and court issues coming up in the next 12 to 24 months. He will discuss specific actions of some leaders and why the Association feels it is important to remove some from legislative power and replace with constitutionally based and constitutionally sound conservatives.

Everyone is welcome. For more information on the Tea Party, log on to:


Free Movie at the Rocky Top 10 Theatre

The Cumberland County Film Society, Inc. and Rocky Top 10 are co-sponsoring  “First Position”, a free movie for the community.

Dancers and dance lovers of all ages are invited to view the documentary at the Rocky Top 10 Theater on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 P.M. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The movie lasts 90 minutes, is unrated and appropriate for all ages. Please come early to ensure seating.


AARP Safe driving driving courses offered

The AARP Driver Safety course will be offered in March. It is a classroom refresher course for drivers age 50 and older, will be offered at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Drive, in Fairfield Glade.

The eight-hour course will be held on two consecutive morning sessions: March 14 and 15 (Thursday & Friday) from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days. Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

More information is available at

Pre-registration for the course is required. Call Charley Manker (931-456-1549), AARP Instructor, to register your attendance.

Cost for the class is $12 per person for AARP members, or $14 per person for non-members, payable to “AARP” at the first session.

Class size is limited, so call soon to assure your place in this class.


County Republican Women’s Club to meet

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, March 7 at 5 P.M. at the Republican Office on West Avenue.

As part of their 2013 initiative to find out more about our county’s community service organizations, their featured speaker will be Carmen Wyatt, Executive Director of the Avalon Center.

They will also be finalizing our plans for the Trash and Treasure Sale on April 18 and 19 and our trip to Ladies Day on the Hill, April 1, in Nashville. Please try to attend and bring a friend or two.


Glade Trash & Treasure Sale slated for March 16

The Fairfield Glade Trash & Treasure Sale will be held on Saturday, March 16.

Now’s your chance to clean out those garages, basements and crawlspaces. The Fairfield Glade Dog Park members would appreciate your donations of gently used items. Call Sue at 707-9201 for information.


Glade Hospice to hold holiday bake sale

With the Easter holidays just around the corner, the members of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary are busy reviewing their secret recipes for their upcoming holiday bake sale.

Relax and enjoy the Easter holidays by letting these expert bakers provide their famously delicious cakes, breads, cookies, cupcakes, pies, brownies and other “goodies – all ready to serve over the holidays or to pop into your freezer for use in your springtime entertaining.

The sale will be held at the Village Green Mall on Wednesday, March 27th, between 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. Known for their excellent baking skills, the members’ baked goods sell quickly, so come early to insure your best selection.

All proceeds from this sale will benefit Cumberland House, the six-bed residential facility operated by Hospice of Cumberland County, the only not-for-profit hospice service provider in the county.

For more information, please contact Pam Brown at 484-4602.


Medicare classes set

SHIP Representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be hosting several “WELCOME to MEDICARE” classes at Art Circle Public Library.

The classes will be March 11 from 9 A.M. until noon; March 20 from noon until 3 P.M.; March 25 from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. The library is located at 3 East Street in Crossville.

The classes are free, but space is limited, please call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 to reserve a class date and seat.

The Upper Cumberland AAAD covers all 14 counties located in the Upper Cumberland.


Elks host St. Patrick’s Day dinner March 16

The Elks Lodge is featuring its famous St Patrick’s Day Dinner on Saturday, March 16, from 4 to 6 P.M.

The cost will be $12 and reservations are required.

Music by Dennis Long  will be in the lounge from 5 to 8 P.M.

Traditional dinner of corned beef, boiled cabbage, potatoes and carrots plus dessert.

So don’t’ wait. Put on your Green and make your reservations now!  Call the Lodge at 484-0150 between the hours of noon to 9 P.M.,  Monday through Saturday.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests and all male and females aged 21 and over, who are American citizens and believe in God.

If you would like additional information about the Elks Lodge, call the Lodge for more details at 484-0150. Please keep in mind they have limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated. .

They are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40.


Couple offers “Study a Course in Miracles”

Does your world of anxiety and frustration have you wishing there was a better way?

“A Course in Miracles” (ACIM) is a spiritual curriculum for obtaining and extending inner peace. ACIM is not affiliated with any specific religion. ACIM Study Group meets weekly in Fairfield Glade.

Call Richard or Lucille Kelly at 931-459-2343 for more information.


The NARFE Chapter 1719 calls a meeting

The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees,  Cumberland Chapter 1719 is calling an important meeting for Tuesday, March 12 at 1 P.M. at the Art Circle Public Library, Crossville.

Their speaker will be from the Taylor Bilyea CPA firm and will be discussing the tax changes for 2012.

All former and current Federal Government employees are welcome. For more information on our Chapter, please call Chester Bush, President at 931-484-0331 or our secretary, Laurie Stoffel at 931-456-9101.


“Fix” your cat for $5

To help reduce the number of unwanted kittens that will otherwise be born this spring,

Wags and Whiskers has a special offer to spay female cats for only $5 for a limited his also includes a rabies vaccination and a 25% off coupon for pet items at the Feed Store.

Call 931-788-2201 to apply for this special offer  or visit their website for more information.


Volunteer Coin Club

to Meet March 12

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, March 12 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 (931-456-0397) or Franc Conner (931-337-1247) for information.


Kinseekers meet March 7

The next meeting for the Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will be held on Thursday, March 7, at 1 P.M., at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr.

The next meeting Shirley Crampton will discuss the topic “all things Canadian”.

Please note that Kinseekers have changed to meet only once a month, the first Thursday of every month. For more information please call Erin at 931-456-8367.


Commodity Distribution

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for Cumberland County, Tuesday, March 12, from 9 A.M. to noon at the Crossville Community Complex.

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

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.


Light n Lively Dance Club has event March 8

The Light n Lively dance club will be celebrating their monthly dance on March 8.

The theme is St. Patrick’s Day so the committee is requesting that everyone wears green!

The dance will begin at 7 P.M. until 10 P.M.

The entertainment for the evening of music and dance is presented by DJ Garrison at the Multi-Purpose room located on Lakeview drive, Fairfield Glade.

As always the members invite the public to join them and also the Fairfield Glade time share members may share in the evening.

The cost is $10 for couples and $5 for singles. The dance club will provide ice, water and dessert.

The host couples for the evening are Tony and Sandra Garza (931-456-8667) and Don and Irene Goodrich (931-484-1746).