Vista Gatherings – May 13, 2014

PPCUG to meet May 19

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday, May 19, at the 127 South Senior Center. NOTE: MEETING TIME FOR SUMMER SESSIONS IS 6 TO 8 P.M.

The May program will be on “Blogs”.  Alan Baker, a PPCUG member, will review what they are, why one might want to have their own and how to start and maintain a blog for free.

He will be demonstrating the new PPCUG Tablet/Smart Phone Blog that uses Google’s free “Blogger” service, will also discuss the WordPress sevice and show several other blogs as examples.

The meeting begins with questions/answers (Q/A) at 6 P.M.

The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation 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 AM-9 PM, only please)


Caregiver Support Group to meet May 20

On May 20, the Upper Cumberland Development District / Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) will hold its caregiver support groupmeeting.

The meeting will be held at the Crossville Good Samaritans’ (281 10th Street, Crossville TN 38555) from 1 P.M. to 2 P.M.

Contact Fran Davis, Family Caregiver Support Staff, at 931-476-4119 or [email protected] for more information.


Potholes and All That Jazz topic at luncheon

What on earth does the Cumberland Plateau Christian Women’s Connection luncheon theme mean?  What do potholes and jazz have in common?  You might be surprised, but, only local area ladies who attend the luncheon will find out for sure.

They can reveal this much; a talented team from our own Cumberland County Playhouse will prove the ‘Jazz’ portion of the program and they all know what a pleasure that will be.

So, mark your calendars for Thursday, May 15. The Playhouse is one of the ten largest rural professional theaters in America. Impressed?  We should be.

Now to the Potholes portion of the theme.  Will it tie in with the jazz?  Maybe!  The speaker for the May program, who was going to share the ‘Pothole’ part, had to cancel; soooo, they have another speaker lined up. However; at this time, they don’t know the speakers full name or any other pertinent information, including whether potholes will be incorporated into the message or not. Ladies, you’re going to have to come to the luncheon to find out!  ‘Doncha’  just love a mystery?

The luncheon will be at the Elks Club, 1145 Genesis Road, Crossville, TN.

Doors open at 11 A.M. The meal and program are from 11:30 A.M. to 1:15 P.M. The cost is $12, all inclusive.

The menu, catered by the Elks Club, is Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese over a bed of warm spinach, a fruit cup and coffee, iced tea or water.  The Heart Smart meal of grilled chicken breast is available by request when calling in your reservation.

Reservations are required by noon on Thursday, May 8. Email [email protected] or call Carolyn at 931-484-9556. (Please remember, if you can’t keep your reservation, pass it on or honor your obligation; they are charged for every meal ordered.)

Parking is limited, but carpooling is available for ladies coming from Fairfield Glade. If interested, mention it when calling in your reservation.


Free medical clinic now open in Crab Orchard

On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, free medical care is provided by doctors and nurses in Crab Orchard. The St. Mary’s Mobile Medical Clinic comes from Knoxville and provides this service. This service is sponsored by the Crab Orchard Care Center, 87 Commerce St. in Crab Orchard.

This mobile clinic, which has been coming since January, provides physical exams and treatment for medical problems. Anyone no able to access medical care due to lack of insurance or ability to pay for care is welcome to come.

The hours are from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. Clients need to bring a photo I.D. and all medications that are being taken. Further information can be obtained by calling 931-337-2981 during business hours. The next clinic day will be on May 13th.


NARFE to meet

The Cumberland County Chapter 1719 of the National Association of Retired and Active Federal Employees (NARFE) invites all area active or retired federal employees, as well as their spouses or survivors, to join them on Tuesday, May 13, at 1 P.M., at the Art Circle Public Library.

For further information regarding the local NARFE Chapter, call Bush at 484-0331.


P.O.E.T.S. Invitational golf spots filling fast

The P.O.E.T.S. Golf Club of Fairfield is pleased to announce that the entries of their 10th annual Spring Invitational are piling up and the field limit of 72 teams is expected to be reached well before the May 17th deadline for entry.

Visit the P.O.E.T.S. website:, to learn more about this very popular event and to obtainan entry blank.  Don’t procrastinate too long as you may miss the tournament.

Tournament Director, Howard Swan may be reached by checking out the website and will gladly answer any questions you might have.  All participants are once again reminded that a current, active USGA ghin handicap is required of all players.

The P.O.E.T.S. are also happy to announce that CrossvilleFamily Chiropractic has signed on as a platinum sponsor joining with Cumberland Eye Care, Red’s Ale House, G & J Renovations, and Private Wealth Management Group in support of this fine tournament.

Gold sponsor Hillard Lyons and silver sponsors GerndtInsurance and Business Cumberland also are contributing to the cause.  Visit the above mentioned website to learn more about these fine local businesses.

All P.O.E.T.S. golfers and guests are looking forward to this 10th annual event on May 29th, 30th, and 31st at the Heatherhurst golf course.


Volunteer Coin Club set to meet on May 13

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

This is a social golf group, and you need not be a “good” golfer.  After play, they have dinner at a local restaurant and award prize money.

You can sign up each week by emailing your names, 9-hole handicap and whether or not you plan to eat with the group to couples [email protected] There will also be a signup sheet on the Heatherhurst bulletin board located near the restrooms posted on Wednesday, and removed Sunday afternoon by 3 P.M.

The pairings will be emailed and posted on boards at Heatherhurst, Druid, and Dorchester by noon on Wednesday before play on Thursday.  The first tee time each week is 3:33 P.M.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your assigned tee time.

Call Russ and Virginia Schubert, 287-0288 or Gerald and Denise Pare, 287-0134 with questions.


Woodmen of the World  to host a flag cermony

In honor of Join Hands Day, Boy Scout Troup 374 and Woodmen of the World Chapter 900 of Roane and Cumberland Counties will be hosting a flag retirement ceremony at Cumberland Mountain State Park at the amphitheater on the lake.

The ceremony that will take place on Monday, May, 19, at 6:30pm central, 7:30 P.M. Eastern will be conducted as a service to the community and is open to the public.

No reservations are need. Everyone is invited.

Flags to be retired can be dropped off at Cumberland Mountain State Park, at the Local Woodmen of the World office or can be brought with you to the event. Pleas bring a flashlight with you to the event.

For more information you can contact: Rochelle Cordova – [email protected] or check us out on the web: or on Facebook: Woodmen Chapter 900 [email protected] or call Irene at 931-338-0751.  [email protected] or call Carolyn at 931-484-9556. (Please remember, if you can’t keep your reservation, pass it on or honor your obligation; we are charged for every meal ordered.  Thanks.)

Parking is limited, but carpooling is available for ladies coming from Fairfield Glade. If interested, mention it when calling in your [email protected] or call Carolyn at 931-484-9556. (Please remember, if you can’t keep your reservation, pass it on or honor your obligation; we are charged for every meal ordered.  Thanks.)

Parking is limited, but carpooling is available for ladies coming from Fairfield Glade. If interested, mention it when calling in your reservation.


Christian Women’s Connection is an affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries

May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and Youth Villages, a private nonprofit organization, is offering several opportunities for the Crossville community to help children in need of homes.

A statewide Day of Prayer for foster children on Sunday, May 18 will highlight Foster Care Awareness Month. Youth Villages is asking churches in the Crossville-area to join other churches across Tennessee in praying for children in the community who are waiting for loving foster homes.

“This month, we want as many local churches as possible to get involved in supporting foster care awareness,” Shawn Cline, Youth Villages foster parent recruiting and training supervisor, said.

Adults in the Crossville-area who are interested in becoming foster parents are invited to attend free foster parent training classes on Saturdays at 9 a.m., beginning May 31, at the Youth Villages office, located at 448 Neal Street, Cookeville, TN 38501.

Foster parents should be over the age of 25 and living in the Cumberland County-area. Foster parents should have viable income, reliable transportation and be able to pass a background check and home study.

Youth Villages provides foster parents with 24-hour access to counselors, support groups and a monthly stipend to offset the cost of adding a child to the home. Foster parents also often have the first right to adopt if the child becomes available for adoption.

For more information about becoming a foster parent or how you can help support children in need during Foster Care Awareness Month, contact Shawn Cline at 931-560-4233 or [email protected]