Vista Gatherings – May 1, 2012

Commodity Distribution

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for Cumberland County, Thursday May 8, 2012 from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. 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. The following individual has been designated to handle questions, concerns, complaints, requests for accommodation, or requests for additional information regarding Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and Americans with Disability Act: Human Resources Manager Equal Opportunity Officer

580 South Jefferson Avenue Suite B Cookeville, TN 38501

Phone: 931-528-1127 FAX: 931-520-9628 TDD: 1-800-848-0298


Cumberland County Republican Party

The Cumberland County Republican Party will have their annual Reagan Day Dinner May 12 at 6 P.M. at Martin Elementary School. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at Republican Headquarters on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 A.M. – 1 P.M. or call Maryls Pool at 931-456-4414 or Ed Lewis at 931-335-8879. Our keynote speaker is Diane Black, United States Congressman, Tennessee 6th District. Other elected officials will be there to represent local and state offices. Jodi Clark and the “4-Given” Quartet  will provide special music.  A new menu is included and a “Republican Market” will be open, selling aprons, jewelry and home-made desserts, along with the “secret” recipes. This is our major fund raiser for the year and everyone is encouraged to attend because we will need volunteers and money to complete our  “Winning America Back One Vote At A Time”  campaign.



May 5 is the date for the first annual Stone Memorial High School Marching Band Golf Tournament. The event will be held at the Deer Creek Golf Course. Starting time is 12 P.M. (CST). The entrance fee is $200 per four person team or $50 per individual. $5 mulligans available! Reserve your spot now! $200 will be awarded to the first place team. Prizes will also be awarded to the second and third place teams. Raffle tickets for door prizes and goodie bags will be given at registration. Dinner will be provided following the tournament and drawings for door prizes will be held after dinner. So gather your buddies together and come out and enjoy a wonderful day of Golf and support the SMHS Band. Call Lori Garrison at 931-260-8795  to register! All proceeds benefit the students of the Stone Memorial High School marching band.



NARFE (the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees)is holding a meeting on Tuesday, May 8, at the Art Circle Public Library.  Our Speaker will be Suzanne Smith, Election Commission Director for Cumberland County.  She will speak about the upcoming election(s) and the operation of her Department.

The Chapter 1719 meeting will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Chester Bush,Predident, opening the meeting. Mr. Bush asks all individuals new to Chapter 1719 to contact him at the meeting so he can introduce you to the existing members.

Please call Chester Bush, President, at 931-484-0331 or Laurie Stoffel, Secretary, at 931-456-9101 for more information about NARFE.


Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild

The Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild will host its’ May monthly meeting on Friday, May 18, from 9-11 A.M. at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church.  The meeting will feature a “make and take” project for all participants, to be led by Co-Education Directors, Dottie Robbins and Kathi Krambeck.  The project is designed to teach members a few new techniques as well as provide all with a chance to enjoyably work together.  Members are asked to sign-up for the meeting (if they haven’t already done so) to ensure enough materials are ready for all.  To sign-up, please contact Dottie at 931-484-2796, or Kathi at 563-271-7280 no later than Monday, May 14.  Guests are always welcome and enough materials will be available to accommodate guests. Participants are asked to bring their basic sewing supplies to the meeting.  No sewing machines are required as this is a hand project. The cooperative workshop will be preceded by the usual monthly business meeting and will conclude with member show and tell.  The fat quarter color for the month of May is yellow.

In addition to the regular membership meeting held on the third Friday of each month, members of the Guild gather the morning of each fourth Friday of the month for a Stitch-In.  At the fourth Friday Stitch-In members work on service projects as well as spend time working toward specific personal quilting goals.

The purpose of the Fantastic Quilt Guild is to further the art of quilting through education, sharing, service, preservation, and social camaraderie.

For more information on the Fantastic Quilt Guild, or the monthly meetings, please contact Guild President Sharon O’Shea at 931-484-3165.


National Day of Prayer

Please join us for prayer on National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 3 from 11 A.M. to 12 P.M. Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade. Call 931-456-2525 for information.



The monthly meeting of Plateau Chapter #297, KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION, will be held Wednesday, May 9, 1 P.M., at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonhenge.  For additional information or driving directions please contact Cmdr Bob Johnston at 931-484-8798.  Retired or honorably discharged military personnel are always welcome to sit in on our meetings and subsequently request membership.  Membership is available to those who have actively served in the military during the Korean War, June 1950 to July 1953, or in the area of Korea since July 1953.


PPCUG May 21, 2012 Meeting; Program: “All About GPS”

     The Plateau PC Users Group will meet Monday May 21, at the 127 South Senior Center, located at 1460 South Main Street in Crossville. NOTE SUMMER MEETING TIME IS 6 P.M.

The program topic is: “What is GPS: Where did it come from, How does it work, What can it do for me?”

  “GPS” is in our lives in many places. Alan Baker,  PPCUG treasurer, will review what BPS is, the history of GPS, how it works, types of GPS receivers, the types of information that can be obtained from GPS receivers, and GPS tracking devices and services. A handout will provide online resources for learning more about GPS and GPS devices.

The meeting begins with questions/answers at 6 P.M.  NOTE SUMMER MEETING TIME.  The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation (speaker) beginning at 7 P.M. The Plateau PC Users Group meets the third Monday of the month at the 127 South Senior Center. PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the community better enjoy the use of personal computers. 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 A.M-9 P.M, only please).


Volunteer Coin Club to Meet May 8

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 8 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.


Spring Author Luncheon

Friends of the Library, a non profit organization raising funds for the Art   Circle Library of Crossville, Tn. will be having their Spring Author Luncheon on May 24, 10:45 A.M., meeting in the Cumberland Room to hear Stephen Lyn Bales, author of Ghost Birds, and Natural Histories: Stories from the Tennessee Valley.  Stephen also has written a nature column in the Farragut Press for the past eleven years and recently published articles in the Tennessee Conservationist & the Smithsonian.  The luncheon will be   catered by Forte’s on the Square, price of tickets are $15.00, including tip and door prizes will be given away.  The event is open to the public and the last day to purchase tickets is May 15.  For information call the Library at 931-484-6790.


Elks Lodge Spaghetti  & Meat Ball Dinner, May 4, 2012. Serving from 5 P.M. – 7 P.M.

We are  serving our popular Spaghetti and meatball dinner on May 4 from 5 P.M. – 7 P.M.  This all inclusive dinner includes salad, garlic bread and dessert for only $9.00 per person! As always children 8 years  and younger hare half price.

The Elks Lodge is open to 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 931-484-0150 between 12 P.M. and 9 P.M.

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

We are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about half a mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12-9 P.M. Monday through Saturday.

The Elks Lodge is always open to its members and their guests.


Rib Dinner at the Elks Lodge, May 12, 5-7 P.M. $12.00 per person

The Elks Lodge is offering a half rack of ribs, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans and dessert for $12.00 per person.     This all inclusive dinner  will be served from 5-7 P.M., reservations are requested so call the Lodge at 931-484-0150 and make your reservation.

The Lodge is open to its members and their guests and is located at 1145 Genesis Road which is about half a mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12-9 P.M. Monday through Saturday. Please keep in mind we have limited parking so carl pooling would be greatly appreciated.

Membership in the Elks Lodge is opened to males and females aged 21 and over who are American citizens and believe in God. Please call 931-484-0150 if you would like additional information. The Lodge is open from 12-9 P.M. Monday through Saturday.


Special Service offered

    Senior Pastor, Leonard Markham, would like to invite all Educators to be a special guest during the 9 A.M. service at Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church, 5160 Peavine Road on Sunday, May 6.

They want to honor you as an educator in Cumberland County and affirm your profound influence in the lives of the children whom you serve each day.

They are setting aside one Sunday in the year to say, “Thank You” to the faculty, staff, administrators and students in the schools where our children attend.

Please make plans to attend. They have a place reserved for you.


Kinseekers meeting

    The KINSEEKERS at Fairfield Glade will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 3, at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr, in Fairfield Glade.

At the next meeting, they will have Cumberland County Archives curator, Joyce Rorabaugh speak to us about being a census detective. This topic has perfect timing since the 1940 census was just released on April 2! So, come to the meeting and learn how to find your ancestors by using the US census.

All visitors are welcome to attend this meeting and all KINSEEKERS meetings. They meet the first Thursday of every month.


Tuesday Night Couples League set to begin

Tuesday, May 3 is opening day for the Dorchester Couples Golf League.

They will play straight tee times in May starting at 3:33 P.M. to accommodate heavy league play and Timeshares, but starting on June 1, they will play a shotgun start at 4:30 P.M.

Various 9-hole scramble formats will be used, including the infamous “Jelly Bean” and “Spaghetti” Open.

No weekly commitment is required. Just sign up for the week(s) you want to play. Sheets will be posted each Wednesday at Dorchester and Druid.

Sign up by Friday afternoon and the committee will do the rest. Tee times and pairings will be posted at Dorchester and Druid on Sunday

If you have a 9-hole handicap, please indicate it next to your name on the sign-up sheet. You don’t have one? No problem. You’re welcome to play anyway!

After league play, we’ll meet up for dinner and HUGE prizes at different local restaurants and we’re open for ideas for places to try.

For more information or advance registration, please contact any of these couples: Dom & Pat Janusky @ 931-456-4985; or Larry & Susan Clore at 931-787-7089.

Or, here are email addresses:  [email protected]; or [email protected]


Don’t miss the first FOL Book and Bling Sales 

Mark your calendar and plan to be at the Cumberland County Art Circle Library Meeting Room for the grand selection of recycled books, paperbacks, video and audio tapes, and much more at fantastic prices.

Stock up your personal library with children’s book, novels, mysteries, paperbacks, CD’s, VHS, bargain books and sets, 1st editions, up-priced newer releases, and parent/teacher resources.

You will pat yourself on the back and exclaim, “Yes, bargains remain within my grasp! I can become enthralled, educated, enamored, energized, and enabled for a mere pittance!”

The staff and management of the Circle of Friends Book Store are dedicated to satisfying you, our loyal customer with can’t miss bargains.

Then…when you are well stocked with great reading material; you will certainly want to attend their first 2012 “Bling Sale” of costume jewelry on Saturday, May 5 from 9 A.M. until 2 P.M.

These events are two grand opportunities to support your community library and gather genuine bargains in the process.

The Friends of the Library (FOL) thank you for recycling books and costume jewelry to support purchases of the latest and greatest books available.

They have book drops available for your recycled books at the Library and at Fairfield Glade’s Village Green Mall.

There are “Bling Boxes” for recycled costume jewelry at the library, in Fairfield Glade at Village Green Mall within the Fairfield Beauty Shoppe, and in Tansi at the P.O.A.


Sunday Couples golf underway at Druid Hills

Sunday couples golf is in full swing at Druid Hills Golf Course. Come and join them for fun and friendship.

They play every Sunday from April 1 through October 31, weather permitting. Timeshares and singles are most welcome.

They begin at 1:27 P.M. and use a mixed couples best ball format, playing nine holes followed by socializing on the patio.

A sign up sheet will be available at Druid Hills G.C. every Saturday morning by 10 A.M. for the following week.

The sheet will be picked up every Friday  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 931-787-2691 or Jon & Karle at 931-484-0603. You may also contact Norma at [email protected] or Bill at [email protected]


 Stretch & Tone with Nan

Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church is again offering a 10-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.

Classes will be held in the Church Fellowship Hall every Monday and Thursday morning, 10 to 11 A.M., 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 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 @ 931-456-2629 if you have questions regarding these classes.


Vendors needed for Ladies Club Home and Garden Show

The Fairfield Glade Ladies Club is hosting its Third Annual Spring Marketplace Home and Garden Show on Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, in Fairfield Glade.

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.

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 5 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]


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