Vista Gatherings – May 27, 2014

Hospice group to meet

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be meeting on Monday, June 2 at 3 P.M. in the Social Hall of the St. Francis Catholic Church, at 7503 Peavine Road.

All current and new members are encouraged to attend.  Guests are especially welcomed to attend to learn about the fund-raising mission and work of the Hospice Auxiliary.

Please feel free to call Shirley Wilkinson, Membership Chair, (456-0032) with questions or for more information.

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary raises funds for Hospice of Cumberland County, specifically for the on-going operation of Cumberland House.  Cumberland House is a six bed end-of-life facility which accommodates all persons without consideration of ability to pay.

The Monday, June 2nd meeting will begin with refreshments at 2:30 p.m. and a business meeting to follow at 3:00 p.m.

Details of the 4th Annual Hospice Benefit Celebration of Life Butterfly Release on Saturday June 14th on the courthouse lawn in Crossville will be discussed.  Planning for the annual “Fashion Faire” on October 28th will begin.  Current on-going projects include the sale of Auxiliary cookbooks, “Caring and Sharing,” for $10 each and sales of beautiful porcelain angel ornaments for $20 each.  These items make great gifts and support the work of the Auxiliary.


Pinochle picnic slated

A Marathon Pinochle Picnic set for Saturday June 14 -sign up by June 9

The Marathon Pinochle group meets for an end-of season picnic at St. George Marina , including an optional final tournament. This year, we are having a “true” picnic lunch, catered by Scarlett’s catering. Menu includes either Hot Dog or Hamburger (Please specify), potato chips, Cole slaw, pasta salad, baked beans, banana pudding, and Sweet or Unsweet tea.(B.Y.O.B. other drinks).

The cost is $12 per person, which covers Lunch and Pavilion rental. If you have not visited the remodeled facility, you are in for a pleasant surprise!

The picnic will begin at 3 P.M. with the tournament , $1 each player. prizes awarded to top scorers. Participation is not required, but is open to members, spouses. friends, and potential New Members.

Food will be served @4;30, with a brief meeting , distribution of 2013-2014 season winnings, and the finish of the tournament to follow.

Please send form to John Moritz, 53 Loxley Ln. Fairfield Glade along with your check(s) by June 9, so we can give the caterer a firm count. Any questions, please call John at 456-2290, or Laurie Kreskowiak  at 484-2123. They hope to see a good crowd, but members who can’t make it will need to arrange pick -up of final winnings at Laurie’s home on Belvedere Lane.


Democratic Club’s Meet & Greet scheduled

Mark your calendar for the Fairfield Glade Democratic Club’s Meet & Greet on Saturday, July 12, from 12 to 3 P.M., at Robinhood Park.

Visit with the Candidates; have lunch ($5.00); and enjoy the music of the talented Carrie Hassler! Non-FFG residents are welcome. Questions? Call 931-335-9737.


Free Medicare Help

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at the Fairfield Glade Resident Services located at 4929 Peavine Road (near Food City) on June 9 & 23 from 9 A.M. to noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuse or concerns.

Please contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 for an appointment or questions.  SHIP/SMP covers all 14 Upper Cumberland Counties.


Welcome to Medicare Class set for June 11

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare?

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is hosting a class for those entering the confusing world of Medicare on June 11 from 9 to 11:30 A.M. at Art Circle Library in Crossville.

The class will consist of training on Parts A, B, C & D, as well as Medigap policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud.  SHIP is a federally funded program administered locally through the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability and provides free and objective counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.

To reserve a seat for the class, please call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044.


One Step Luncheon

One Step Beyond’s next luncheon will be at noon Thursday June 12 at Crawdaddy’s in Cookeville.  Plan to order from the menu.

To attend, call Ron Hochheiser at 931-210-4393 or Bobbye Bitto 931-707-8607 by June 5.

Their group of seniors meet at a local restaurant every other month and enjoy a good meal and each other’s company.  Plan to join them.


Volunteer Coin Club to meet June 10

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 10 at 6:30 pm.  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.


City Lites Band at Hebbertsburg June 7

Back by popular demand, the City Lites Band will provide the music for your dancing and listening pleasure at the Hebbertsburg Community Center on Saturday, June 7.

The doors open at 5 P.M.and the music starts at 5:30. The band, featuring Marty Gibson (guitar and vocals), Flavie Miller (guitar and vocals), Glen Holverson (‘HOT’ Saxophone), and Wade England (Drums), will wow us with a variety of music from country classics to classic rock to ballroom and jazz.  You request it, they can probably play and sing it.

The Sweet T’s will set the pace for line-dancing and clogging during the band’s break times, and everyone, young and old, is invited to join them on the dance floor.

Whether you like to put your dancing shoes on and tear up the dance floor, or, tap your feet, clap your hands and watch from the sidelines, you will have a great, relaxing time at the Hebbertsburg Community Center. It is good, clean family entertainment at its best, so bring your kids and/or grandkids with you. Don’t forget their ‘Fun and Famous Cakewalk!’

The Hebbertsburg ladies provide the delicious cakes (sometimes it’s pies), and for just a $1 a chance, you might win the one you pick to share or to take home with you.

In addition to the great music, we’ll be serving our regular homemade Spaghetti Dinner (that’s spaghetti, meat sauce, bread and coffee, iced tea or a soft drink) for just $6, with desserts and additional drinks at only $1 each.

The meal, also prepared by our Hebbertsburg ladies, is served starting at 5 P.M., with the band playing from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M..

There is a $3 adult donation requested at the door, but, children 16 and under are free. The monies collected are used to pay the band and to maintain the Community Center; all the workers are cheerful volunteers.

The Hebbertsburg Community Center is just over 5 miles from the 4-Way Stop on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade.  Head north and follow the signs. At the Y in the road with a house in the middle, take the left fork a short distance and you’ll find the blue pole barn Community Center on the left.  Call Carolyn at 707-7837 with any questions.



Kinseekers meet June 5

IThe monthly KINSEEKERS meeting is set for June 5, 2014 at 1pm. at the  Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr.

Everyone is who is interested in genealogy is invited to to our monthly meetings.  This month Mark Pfaffenroth will present Finding Your Ancestors’ Military Records.

The meetings are open to everyone who is interested in genealogy (the why’s, the how to’s or the where to go’s) . If you decide to join the group it only costs $10 for the year.  Any questions, feel free to contact Erin at 456-8367.


Author to speak

The Shalom Center for Continuing Education is sponsoring an appearance by the author, Jeanette Keith discussing the “Culture, Place and History in the Upper Cumberland” on Friday, May 30 at 6:30 pm in Adshead Hall in Pleasant Hill. Jeanette Keith grew up on a farm in North Springs, a tiny village in Jackson County.  She graduated from Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, and obtained her PhD in history from Vanderbilt.

Her first book, Country People in the New South: Tennessee’s Upper Cumberland, is a study of the social history of the Upper Cumberland from the 1890s to the 1920s. She is currently a history professor at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.

Originally trained as a jThe program will be preceded by a potluck at 5:30 pm. Bring table service and a dish to share. Keith’s talk will begin at 6:30 pm and is free and open to the public. Adshead Hall is on the lower level of the Fletcher House of Assisted Living in Uplands Village in Pleasant Hill. It is located at 40 Fletcher Drive off of Church St., which is across from the PH Elementary School on Main Street. The Shalom Center for Continuing Education is a non-profit educational center whose purpose is to provide opportunities for holistic education in areas of social, economic, cultural, ecological, ethical, and theological importance on behalf of shalom (wholeness, health, and peace). For more information, visit or call 931 248-3165.


Important golf outing slated for May 27

During the brief time it will take you to read this article your heart will be beat approximately 210 times.  Some folks do not have that luxury, but they can with rehabilitation.

The Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Alumni, Inc. with its Presenting Partner, Cumberland Medical Center, will be hosting the 16th annual golf tournament on Tuesday May 27th at Bear Trace Golf Course.  The purpose is to provide financial support to patients who need rehab, but are uninsured, under-insured or lack personal funds to participate.  All patients receiving assistance are certified as to their eligibility. The three-month rehab program is doctor and nurse supervised at Cumberland Medical Center/Covenant and sets a new healthier course for someone in need.

The golf event will begin with an 8 AM shotgun start and is geared for fun.   Applications are available at Bear Trace Golf Course, the Glade courses or by calling Bill Halsey at 707-5505, or Tom Ackerly at 456-0391. Application deadline is May 23rd. As the field size is limited get your applications early.

It is not necessary to be a golfer to participant in this fund raising event. You may be a hole sponsor, make a memorial contribution or just come out and help with the tournament. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated. Corporate sponsors are always welcome to be a part of our heart event.

The entry fee is $65 and not only gives you a great golfing opportunity, but also offers hope to rehab patients. This golf experience offers you greens fees, cart, unlimited driving range opportunities, light breakfast, lunch, raffles, prizes and tons of fun and exercise.  Have some fun, help a heart or lung patient and tee up on May 27th at Bear Trace Golf Club.

[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.

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (May 5, 2014) — 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]