Vista Gatherings – March 6, 2012


Is offering an AARP Safe Driving Course on Tuesday and Wednesday March 13th and 14th from 9 AM to 12 PM. You may save money on auto insurance and improve your driving skills by phoning 931-456-1994. Pre-registration is necessary to attend.


Free Movie at the Rocky Top

The Cumberland County Film Society and the Rocky Top 10 theater announce their first  co-sponsored free movie of 2012. On Tuesday evening, March 13 at 7 o’clock Becoming Jane will be offered free of charge to the public as well as to members of the Film Society. Anne Hathaway stars, supported by a wonderful British cast, as a young Jane Austen, the author of some of the best loved and reread novels. This is a charming, somewhat fanciful story of Jane’s struggles to write her novels as she observes the pride, prejudice, sense, and sensibility as well as the happy and sad romances in her own and her family’s 19th century lives. She falls in love with a high spirited penniless Irishman, and the adventures begin. Critics have called this a “witty and engaging romantic comedy” that includes Maggie Smith, James Cromwell, James McAvoy and Julie Walters in the fine cast. You are invited to enjoy this PG13 rated movie.



Plateau Chapter #297. KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION, will next meet on Wednesday, March 14, at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center, on Stonehenge Drive.  The meeting kicks-off at 1 p.m. sharp.  All retired/discharged personel having served in the Korean area since 1950 are invited to attend.  For additional information or driving directions, contact Commander Bob Johnston, 931-484-8798.

Still on the agenda is sign-up for the Rose of Sharon sale, our annual and only fund      raiser,which kicks-off in March this year!  For the past seven years these funds have provided scholarships for graduating Cumberland County students, plus assistance for many community agencies in Cumbereland County.  KWVA recently gave a substantal grant for the effort to renovate the Milo Lemmert grave site in the Crossville cemetery.  Our motto continues:



The VIS (visually impaired support) group wll meet March 8. 2012 at The Bank of Crossville, 1251 N. Main St., from 9:30am-11:30am. This meeting does not have a speaker and after the business meeting we will be socializating and enjoying the fellowship with all our members.

We would like to thank everyone that helped  make our Southern Rascals concert fundraiser a sucessful event. With  nearly a full house, everyone attending, enjoyed the concert.  What a great time!  To all of you,again,  THANK YOU,

Watch for upcoming infomation on the Insight On Vision conference June 14, 2012.

Vis is a non-profit  organzation with a mission to improve the blind and visually impaired in Cumberland County, thru education, transporation,closed-circuit telvision, support meeting and socializing. We welcome anyone to join our organization.  Please check our web site at

Upper Cumberland Republican Women’s Club March meeting on March 8, 2012 will be held at Ryan’s Restaurant, not at Roane State as previously stated.  It was necessary to change the venue due to Roane State being closed for Spring Break.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM; those who wish to have dinner at Ryan’s, please plan on eating before the meeting begins.  We look forward to seeing you  there.


The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade 2012 Golf Fundraiser

Date:  Friday July 27, 2012  7:30 am Shotgun Start

Cost:  $75 per person for Golf, Cart and Luncheon

Place:  The Brae at Heatherhurst

Format:  2 net best balls – Teams: 4 man/women/mixed

Enter your own team

For information call:  Dawn Robb (931) 456-5601

Or check the Art Guild Website:


Neighbor’s and Newcomer’s March meeting will be on the 22nd at Mitch’s in Lake Tansi.

For reservations:  [email protected] or call Jan at 707-1683 or Mary at

287-0120.  Good Deed Need for the month is # box of Spaghetti  or can of sauce for the Crab Orchard Food Bank.  Miss Shirley’s next trip will be on Ap. 2nd.  Traveling to knoxville.  Call

484-9611 for more information.


Program: “Computers and Our Local Library”

The Plateau PC Users Group will meet Monday Mar 19, at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville, located at 3 East Street, behind the court house. Note this is a special site for this meeting. NOTE WINTER MEETING TIME IS 3 PM.

The program topic is: Using Our Library’s FREE Public Computer Facilities and e-Books

The local computer club, Plateau PC Users Group, will host a special presentation at the Art Circle Public Library on Monday, March 19 at 3:00 PM in the large conference room.  Library staff will give you an idea of how to use the “free” public computer facilities at the library, plus how to download free e-books to read on your e-book readers (i.e., Kindle), smart phones or your PC.  Key members of the computer club will present personal computing tips on using the library’s and other PCs.

The Plateau PC Users Group meets the third Monday of the month at the 127 South Senior Center. PPCUG is dedicated to enhancing your personal computing experience by sharing knowledge among its members and the community. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings and there is no charge for attendance.  For more information and to read the latest version of our newsletter, the Gazette, visit our web site at or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 AM-9 PM, only please).

The 34th Reba Bacon Memorial High School Art Competition will be in the Backdoor Gallery March 4-25.  Their reception will be Sunday, March 4 with an awards ceremony at 2:00.  Come support our young people.

Adele Seitzinger will display her work in the CAS lobby.

Putnam 1st Mercantile Bank will exhibit the paintings of Tom Eckert.

The paintings of Chuck Becker


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 10:00 AM

to 2:00 PM.  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, big and small, and the little kid in us all to come out

and have a good time. For more information, contact Marcie Beahm at 200-3895 or

the Park Office at 484-6138.


 The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for Cumberland County, Thursday March 15, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Crossville Community Complex.

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


CMC hosting CPAP support group meeting

“Man verses woman” is the topic at the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Support Group meeting on Thursday, March 8.

Tucker Bailes, Sales Consultant Territory Manager from ResMed, will provide information on how sleep apnea affects men and women differently at 6 p.m. in the Conference Center on the second floor at Cumberland Medical Center. Light refreshments will be provided.

Participants are encouraged to bring their questions for the question-answer portion of Baile’s program.

Participation is free and open to people who use CPAP for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

For more information about the upcoming meeting, or to make your reservations, contact Cyndy Whitson by phoning 931-459-7249, or emailing [email protected]


Volunteer Coin Club to Meet March 13

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, March 13 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.


Elks to hold “All-you-can-eat” Fish Fry   

The Elks Lodge is serving their famous Fish Fry on March 9th  from 4-7 p.m.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and their guests and  is located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40.

You can enjoy All-you-can-eat’ fish and sides of coleslaw, French fries or baked potato and dessert.  For the non-fish lover, we offer a single serving of a half baked chicken which includes all side dishes. Price is $9 per person, children 8 years and younger half price ($4.50).

If you would like additional information, call the Lodge for more details 484-0150.


SOAR presentation slated for March 4

Save Our American Raptors (SOAR) South representatives, Dale and John Stokes, will offer a lively and informative presentation on birds of prey on Sunday, March 4.

The program will begin at 2 p.m. at the Recreation Lodge at Cumberland Mountain State Park.

The program features several “human imprinted birds” (those which have had too much human contact to be returned to the wild), to include an eagle, hawks, and owls.

Some of them will be free-flying, which will provide for unforgettable and unique “close encounters.”

This event promises to be a great family outing as well as an excellent opportunity to learn more about these majestic animals.

For several years SOAR has been presenting the Birds of Prey show at Rock City on Look Out Mountain near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Their show features raptors flying and walking through the crowd and provides great information on various birds of prey including hawks, owls and vultures.

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Cumberland Mountain State Park.

For more information on the SOAR presentation, contact Ranger Monica Johnson at  484-6138.


Cat adoption event planned for March 3

Adopting a neutered cat or kitten from the Cumberland County Animal Shelter makes a lot of sense.  There is a need to make room for the influx of newborn kittens, which starts around the end of March each year.

Therefore, there will be another Cat and Kitten Adoption Event on Saturday, March 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Tractor Supply Store in the Kroger Mall.

During March, the adoption fee is only $25. Applications can be approved onsite, so, please bring a cat carrier or cardboard box to take your kitty home in.

These cats are healthy, gentle, loving and neutered, and are in need of a ‘furever’ home.  They have been petted and socialized by dedicated volunteers, and have been around dogs and other cats, so they should fit into any home situation.

This cat adoption event is co-sponsored by the Cumberland County Animal Shelter and AARF (All About Rescue and Fixin’, Inc.).

For information on becoming a volunteer at the shelter, a dog or cat foster ‘parent’, a pet sponsor, or what donation are currently needs; call Andrea or Jennifer at 931 484-8525 and leave a message.

Shelter hours are Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Champagne Brunch set

The members of  the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club are doubly excited about the date of March 20th as 100 lucky ladies will enjoy a Champagne Brunch in some of the most beautiful  homes in the Glade.

Co-Chairs Judy Johnson and Karen Gainer, want to keep the menu a secret but rest assured it begins with some bubbly.  And you won’t even know where you’re having lunch until about a week before when you receive an email giving you the location and directions.

A few tickets remain.  At $16.50 each they will go fast. Check with your friends and then call Judy (210-8992) or Karen (456-8493) to make your reservations and purchase tickets.


Sewing class offered

Betsy Fox will offer a sewing class at the Cumberland Art Society, 186A Walnut Ave., in Cookeville.  Three classes will be held on Friday, March 2, 9 and 16 from 6-8 p.m.

A $25 fee per night will be charged.  Participants must bring their own portable machines, scissors and thread.  For more information and to register call 931-526-2424.


Lenten Breakfast planned

The Fairfield Glade United Methodist Women invite you to attend a “Lenten Breakfast” on March 14th at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Join them and bring a friend for a special breakfast and listen to a program entitled “What Do We Need to Give Up?” presented by Rev. Lanita Monroe and Director of Program Ministries, Paulette Richardson.

Sign ups are required due to food preparation and start February 26th and the deadline is March 11th. You can sign up at the church office located at 231 Westchester Dr., Fairfield Glade or call Cathy Fridrich (931-287-0160).


Attention all government workers —meeting

The National Association for Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) is calling a meeting for Tuesday, March 13th at 1 p.m. at the Art Circle Public Library meeting room, Crossville.

All former and active government workers are invited to attend whether you are a member of NARFE or not, all are welcome.

The speaker will be Mr. Jeff Dodson, Director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Chief of the Cumberland Fire Department.  Mr. Dodson will give a brief program on EMS in Cumberland County.

After Mr. Dodson’s interesting presentation, our President, Chester Bush, will conduct a meeting to discuss recent congressional actions affecting our retirement benefits and the phone calling project to our senators.

Please call Chester Bush (484-0331)or Laurie Stoffel (456-9101) for further information.


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


Quilt Guild to meet

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold it’s monthly Business Meeting on Wednesday, March 7, at 10:00 a.m. in the 127 South Senior Center located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville.

Their program for this month will be “Fun and Done Quilts” presented by Elaine Lindsay from Loose Threads Quilt Shop in Harriman, TN. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call Wynnell Busch @ (931)456-2676 for further information.


Lenten Luncheon set

The Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Churches will be holding a Lenten Luncheon on Saturday, March 17, from 1:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Soup, Sandwiches and desserts will be available and the cost will be $6 per person. Call 484-3461 for more information.

All profits will go to the missions, sponsored by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.


Prime Rib Dinner set

Serving from 4-7 p.m. the local Elks Lodge is serving a delicious prime rib dinner again on March 2.

Guests will receive a 1/2 lb. prime rib steak along with a baked potato, vegetable and desert for only $14 per person.  Children 8 yrs and younger are half price.

Reservations are requested for this dinner so call the Lodge today at 484-0150.

If you would like additional information, call the Lodge for more details 484-0150.

Please keep in mind we have limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated.


MOAA holding first meeting of the year

The Upper Cumberland Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will hold its first membership meeting of the year on Monday, March 5, at Elks Lodge 2751 on Genesis Road.

Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m. followed by dinner and meeting at 6 p.m.

Chapter member John Wigington will be the guest speaker.  He will give a power point presentation on his recent accomplishment of hiking the 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail.

The buffet dinner cost is $12.50 per person and offers a choice of entrees – petite filet or chicken cordon bleu – in addition to vegetable selections, salad and cherry cobbler as dessert.

For reservations call the Sec-Treasurer at 707-0928 no later than February 23. Members, spouses, guests and individuals interested in the activities of the chapter are most welcome.


Kinseekers set meeting

The Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday March 1, at 1 p.m. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr.

At the next meeting, Joyce Yaeger will discuss providing documentation when applying for membership with the DAR and an overview of joining genealogical societies. Visitors are welcome to come and listen to Joyce or any of monthly meetings.


CRWC schedules meeting

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will have their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 1st at 5 p.m. at the Headquarters.

This is a very important meeting so please try to attend. The group will have an update from members who attended the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women Luncheon in Nashville, discussion of the upcoming primary, and Ladies Day On the Hill Monday, March 26th.

They will also be finalizing plans for our Trash and Treasure Sale on April 19, and April 30.


March fruit orders

will now be taken

Inez Wrenn has announced its deadline for March fruit orders as March 15th.

In order to place your citrus fruit orders, call Bette at 707-1919, Beth at 484-3380 or Millie at 456-1580 before March 15.  Address all additional questions to Chuck at 456-1580.  March and April will end the fruit arrivals for this season.

You won’t want to miss the Navel and Mandarin oranges from California.  Also, fruit coming from Florida is the Ruby Red Grapefruit, Tangerines and the new Pineapple oranges, which are a sweet tasty juicy orange.


Ducky Lucky” Quacker’s 

Puppet Show slated

There will be storytelling from all ages on March 17th at 11 a.m. at the Art Circle Public Library as it presents the Ducky Lucky Quaker’s Puppet Show.

The event will be held at 3 East Street in Crossville. Call 484-6790 for more information. Art Circle Public Library

World Day of Prayer

The County-wide Ecumenical World Day of Prayer (WDP) will be held at the Pleasant Hill Community Church, UCC on Friday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m.

In the event of inclement weather, the program will be provided on March 9. Men, as well as women are encouraged to attend.

World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer on the first Friday in March.

Each year a different country serves as the writer of the World Community Day of Prayer worship service.  For 2012, the WDP Committee of Malaysia developed the theme “Let Justice Prevail”.

This service will begin at the first sunrise on March 2 in the Pacific region, and follow the earth’s orbit around the world.


Hospice raising funds

The Fairfield Glade Hospice auxiliary raises funds for Hospice of Cumberland County, and will hold its next meeting will be on Monday, March 5th at 2:30 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Social Hall, 7503 Peavine Road.

The meeting will start with a half hour of socializing and refreshments, followed by the meeting.

Two on-going fundraising projects are Auxiliary Cookbooks – “Caring & Sharing” for $12 (call Mary at 459-2328) and a beautiful porcelain Angel ornament for $20 (call Bernie at 456-6920).

Both of these items make great gifts and support our Hospice of Cumberland County.

Other upcoming events include: Walk-a-Thon – Monday, May 7 and Butterfly Release Celebration of Life – Saturday, June 16.

Bake Sale – Saturday, Sept. 10; Fashion Faire – in October; and the Hospice Holiday Ball on Sunday, Dec. 2.


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


Who wants to feel

like a millionaire??

Visiting with the elderly is a priceless service that anyone can do. We need volunteers to “ make a Visit”.

For more information on our Volunteer Program contact Ladelle Randolph, Public Guardianship office, 931-432-4111, ext. 284.


Changing Life program meeting each Monday

Changing Life from the Inside Out meets every  Monday at The Multi-Purpose Bldg., 455 Lakeview Dr., from 9:00—10:00 a.m.

The group enjoy offering complimentary coffee, tea and muffins, along with printed hard copies of our current topics of discussion.

Join them for personal support as we take this part of life’s journey together.

For more information, contact Sandie Dutcher at 456-5783 or Mary Ann Webb at 484-2973.