Vista Gatherings – May 28, 2013

Last chance to register for Rotary golf tourney

Time is running out!

Get your registration in soon to participate in this fun, and very worthy charity even at Heatherhurst (The Brae) on Saturday, June 22nd.

Not only will you enjoy a great day of golf and fellowship, with prizes and lunch, you will be supporting our local schools, scholarships and a number of our community non-profit agencies.

Contact any Fairfield Glade Rotarian for more information, or call Bruce Horn at  931-456-6131 or email [email protected]


Basketball camp set

Roane State Basketball Coach Randy Nesbit will conduct his 20th summer basketball camp from June 17-22 in the RSCC Gym.  This session will be open to boys ages 8-14.

Coach Nesbit will lead all instruction and a small camper to coach ratio will be utilized with  other RSCC coaches and Raider players rounding out the staff.  Campers will experience a positive, enthusiastic environment with good morals expected from all in attendance and coaching.  In addition, 1 on 1, 3 on 3, and 5 on 5 leagues will be conducted.

For more information call 882-4583.  An application and brochure can be downloaded at  Search for Athletics and Men’s Basketball Camp Brochure.


Food buying club open

Food buying clubs are open to anyone who wants to purchase good healthful foods free of toxic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, growth hormones, high fructose corn syrup, and perhaps most importantly, GMOs (genetically modified foods).  As more and more people become aware of the need to eat foods that are closer to what nature intended, they are looking for local sources for the best foods for themselves and their families.

The Cumberland Food Buying Club is an all volunteer organization in which everyone has a “job” and everyone enjoys the wonderful healthful food.  Food buying clubs are very welcoming to new members, and everyone enjoys the great cooperation and fellowship of a group of like-minded individuals interested in good food.

Food is distributed out of United Foods in Atlanta, and arrives on Mondays every four weeks.  The next delivery date is Monday, June 3.  Food is ordered via computer on the United Foods website.

Membership in the Cumberland Food Buying Club is very reasonable:  a $20 lifetime payment per family.  There is also a small (2-3%) surcharge added to orders to cover the cost of operating the club.  The Cumberland Food Buying Club meets twice a year to discuss any policy changes and updates.

If you’ve been considering adding more healthful foods to your menus, give the Cumberland Food Buying Club membership chairperson Judy Pearson a call at 788-5445.  There are currently openings available.   For more information, check out our website at

The other food buying club in Crossville is centered on the very popular book “Eat Right for Your Blood Type.”   If you are interested in that program, give Larry Nesbit a call at 456-9245.


Piecemakers Quilt Guild to meet June 5

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold it’s monthly Business Meeting on Wednesday June 5 at 10 A.M. in the 127 South Senior Center located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville.

This month’s Program, The Disappearing Four Patch, will be given by Dee Martinez.You won’t want to miss this demonstration, as it will provide a great insight to this fun block from start to finish.

Their last Quilt show meeting will be held after the conclusion of the Business meeting and all members who are involved with the CCP Quilt Show (June 14, 15, & 16) are urged to attend. For further information on  this upcoming spectacular Quilt Show, please visit our website at

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


One Step Beyond to hold luncheon June 11

Mark your calendar for the One Step Beyond luncheon which is scheduled for Noon, Tuesday, June 11, at Crawdaddy’s in Cookeville. The address is 53 W. Broad St.

Come join them for a delicious meal and great company. Order from the menu and pay with your check or cash. Reservations are required and needs to be called into Lilie Fondell 931-707-7558 or Jane Webb 931-210-8841 by Friday June 7, 2013.

The group offers you friendship and welcomes those that are single, alone and/or widowed. If carpooling is needed call one of the names mentioned above for arrangements.


Parkinson’s Support 

The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at Christ Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, June 4 at 2:30 P.M. It is located at Snead and Lakeview Dr. In Fairfield Glade.

They have a guest speaker, Jeannie FiIzgerald, a Licensed Massage Therapist.

They are a very informative, upbeat group of people with Parkinson’s disease as well as caregivers and family members. They have a borrowing Library and provide light refreshments.

They get together each month on the first Tuesday to discuss ways to deal with this disease and information to help us continue to keep ourselves and others informed about the new research and new techniques that will improve our lives. If you need directions or more information please call 931-484-0193.


Ladies Bible Study

Ladies, on June 12 there will be a spring Ladies Bible Study at the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church.

This seven-session study on “Nehemiah: a Heart That Can Break” by Kelly Minter, will reveal Nehemiah’s heart — a heart broken for those in need.

Sign up sheets are in the church foyer. Cost of books is $13.

For information call Debra Markham at 931-349-7204 or Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church at 931-484-6927.


Youth Villages seeks foster parents

May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and Youth Villages is looking for caring people in Crossville and the surrounding counties to become foster parents to children who have suffered abuse, neglect, abandonment or other issues and need a home.

These children need families who will care for them until they can return to their birth families or an adoptive family is found for them.

If the children become available for adoption, foster parents often have the first right to adopt, and adoption through Youth Villages is free. Youth Villages’ foster parents receive a monthly stipend to help them offset the costs of adding a child to their household.

Candidates should be single or married adults over the age of 25 and living in the Cumberland County area who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents.

Free foster parent training classes will begin Saturday, June 15 at 9 A.M. The orientation session and training classes will take place at the Youth Villages office located at 1420 Neal Street, Suite 202, Cookeville, TN 38501.

For more information, contact Matthew Clement, foster parent recruiter, at 931-525-6905 or [email protected]


Photo contest slated

Cumberland County Master Gardeners will be having another photo contest during their 2014 Spring Flower and Garden Show (April 25, 26, and 27, 2014)

NOW is the time to start going to any of Tennessee State Parks, or any of the UT Gardens (Knoxville, Jackson and Crossville) to get your photos for next year’s contest.

Remember since they are a garden organization they like to see flowers, plants, etc. in the photographs. For more information contact Erin at [email protected]


Kinseekers meet June 6

The next meeting for the Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will be held on Thursday, June 6, at 1P.M., at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr, Fairfield Glade. At the next meeting they will learn about East Tennessee History from Jewell Wilhoite.

Our meetings are open to all who are interested in learning how to research their genealogy. 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


Elks car wash benefit

On June 15 the Elks Lodge at 1145 Genesis Rd is having a car wash from 12 to 3 P.M. Suggested donation is $5 per vehicle. All donations are going to support our Veterans.

The young marines will be ready to vacuum and wash the outside of you cars, trucks, bikes etc…so bring them all!


Cumberland County Imagination Library Party set for June 1 

Dolly Parton’s Cumberland County Imagination Library will host its 2013 Birthday Party on Saturday, June 1, from 10 A.M. to noon.

The event will take place at the Art Circle Library, 3 East Street in Crossville.

The program includes Ident-A-Kid Fingerprinting, free ice cream and storytelling Model Railroad – Cat in the Hat. Music will be supplied by Marty Gibson

Registration is at 9:45 A.M. All children five years of age and under are welcome to this free event.


Russian River Cruise

Friends Traveling Together  are busy planning a Russian River Cruise through Grand Circle Travel in July of 2014.

An informational meeting will be held at the home of Tom and Molly Hartman on Saturday, June 8 at 4 P.M. If you are interested in traveling to Russia, please join us. RSVP to Molly at 931-287-0458.


Hebbertsburg celebrates start of summer

Summer is officially here on June 21, but, things will start heating up on Saturday, June 1, at the Hebbertsburg Dinner/Dance.

The fun begins at 6 P.M. and continues til 9 P.M. with music provided by the Sounds of the Country band.

What a treat for only $3 per adult admission donation; children 16 and under are free.

In addition to great music, you can be served a home-cooked spaghetti dinner with bread and a beverage, provided by our Hebbetsburg ladies for only $6. Desserts and/or additional beverages are just a $1 each.

The Community Center is only about 10 minutes from the 4-Way Stop in Fairfield Glade heading North; watch for the signs, or call Carolyn at 931-707-7837 for more directions or information.


AARP driver safety program offered

The AARP Driver Safety course, a classroom refresher course for drivers age 50 and older, will be offered at the Cumberland Medical Center at 421 South Main Street, Crossville, in room C on second floor.

The eight-hour course will be held on two consecutive morning sessions: on June 24-25 from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days. Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

This course explains changes that occur in vision, hearing, and reaction time as aging occurs and provides useful driving safety tips for handling these changes.

Unique differences in Tennessee laws will be presented, and participants will have opportunities to share driving experiences.

Attendees will also be given an informative workbook for use during the class and for future reference. There are no tests to pass or fail. More information is available at –


CPAP Support Group Meeting set for June 6

Cumberland Medical Center CPAP Support Group Meeting is scheduled for June 6  at 6 P.M. in Fairfield Glade Conference Center.

These meetings are a great opportunity to meet other cpap users, get help with masks and get answers to your questions by Registered Technologist and Therapist.

You can also see the newest CPAP equipment out there.  Bring anyone interested in learning more about Sleep Apnea and CPAP therapy.

The guest speaker this month is Dr. Lana Jeradeh Boursoulian and the topic will be sleepwalking. Please contact Cyndy Whitson at 931-459-7249 to reserve your seat.


Entrepreneurs to meet

The next meeting for “Enduring Entrepreneurs MeetUp” will be Tuesday, May 21 at the Cumberland Business Incubator (CBI). Bring your own lunch.

Networking with other business owners begins at 11:30 and the meeting begins at noon.

The presenter for this meeting is Sany Ledford. She will share information on a topic that will help each of us in our businesses. Visitors are welcome to attend.

More information can be found on the website: or contact the Organizer, Connie Price 931-287-0123.


Singles Game Night set for June 3

Are you single and 55 or older?  How about joining us for a fun evening of fellowship and games? Your new BFF (Best Friend Forever) just might be there, too! So, try a new social activity sponsored by the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church (231 Westchester Drive) on June 3, from 7 – 9 P.M. in their Fellowship Hall. No religious affiliation is required.  There is a $1 charge for refreshments.


FOL to host Presidents, Hogs & Pies mystery

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Friends of the Art Circle Library will host aother Mystery Tour. It will be $79 per person – of which $5 goes back to Friends of the Library.

For details please call Elaine Johnston at 931-484-8228 or email [email protected]


Elks Lodge offering Shrimp Dinner & more

The Elks Lodge is offering a Shrimp dinner on May 31, in which you will receive 24 shrimp three different ways — scampi, fried or cocktail.

They will serve between 5 and 7 P.M. and the price is $14 per person

Don’t wait, reservations close May 26 so call the Lodge today and get your name and how you want your shrimp cooked on the list! Call the Lodge for more details at 931-484-0150.

• The Elks have a new price — just $8 — for breakfast that will be served on May 19 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.

They have added new items to the menu. Te breakfast is still an all-you-can-eat event with made-to-order omelets with all the fixings. Swedish pancakes for the asking with several sweet toppings to choose from. On their refreshment table they offer, orange juice, fruit, coffee or tea. For the sweet tooth, they have delicious mini doughnuts. There is a tasty breakfast bar with country fried steak,  bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, country gravy, potatoes, and biscuits. Cost for children 8 years and under is $4 and children under 3 years eat free.

Call the Lodge for more details at 931-484-0150.


Glade Hospice Butterfly Release set for June

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will present the 3rd Annual Hospice Benefit Celebration of Life Butterfly Release on Saturday, June 15, on the Courthouse Lawn in Crossville, from 9 to 10 A.M.

The program will be an uplifting and joyful experience remembering those we have loved and lost, including a reading of the names we are celebrating, a butterfly blessing, special music, commemorative readings, and the release of the butterflies to mingle with the crowd and flowering plants.

The donation for the butterflies is $20 for one name to be remembered or $100 for six different names to be remembered.  They encourage you to attend their event, bring a lawn chair and wear brightly colored clothing.  Those unable to attend can still reserve butterflies in the name of a family member or friend and these will also be released.  Butterfly order forms are available at the Hospice office at 30 East Adams Street.


Mountain Memories Quilt show scheduled

Ever wondered what that old quilt you inherited from Grandma Sue might be worth?  Or, maybe you have a quilt that you made and want to have it insured.  You can have all of this taken care of at the Cumberland County Mountain Memories Quilt show on June 14 and 15.

The written appraisals will be $40 and an oral appraisal will be $10.  Appointments may be made by contacting Marsha Radtke at 931-456-6932.

The 7th Biennial Mountain Memories Quilt show will take place at the Community Complex (Fairgrounds) on June 14, 15, and 16.  Over $1000 will be awarded to quilters in 13 categories.

On Sunday, June 16, Father’s Day, all gentlemen will be admitted free!  The show even awards a ‘Gentleman’s Choice’ award voted on by all men in attendance.

The deadline for entry forms and fees is Wednesday, May 8.  More information on entries, rules, and a map may be found at