Vista Gatherings – May 29, 2012

Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club

Then Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will have their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 7 at 5 P.M. at the Republican Headquarters. Please bring a friend or two and get involved with the 2012 election. Elections have consequences and who we elect WILL make a difference in 2013 so now is the time to commit to the “Election of our Life Time” if we want to preserve the America that we have had for our children and our grandchildren.  We will have our regular business meeting at 5 P.M. and at 5:45 P.M. Karen Frantzen will introduce us to a group called “Joni and Friends”. It is an organization much the same as  the “Wounded Warriors” program. Karen has recently returned from a “joniandfriends” getaway and has worked with many of the people in the video at For more information please go to The public is cordially invited to attend Karen’s talk at 5:45 P.M.


Ladies Wednesday A.M. Bible Study

On June 13, the Ladies Wednesday A.M. Bible Study  at FAIRFIELD GLADE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, will be starting-Beth Moore’s“WISING UP-Wherever Life Happens”, a topical study of the Book of Proverbs.  This book of wisdom will speak into the hearts of women of all ages.  Wherever you are at, whatever your situation, with the themes we will be covering together – “It’s about to get a lot better.”  No workbooks, just come join us for this 12 week summer journey.

Wednesday, June 13, 9 A.M. in Fellowship Hall of Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church

Location: 5160 Peavine Rd.

Questions: Call Cynnie Kringel 931-287-0423


FFG Dog Park Social

Mark your calendar:  June 13, 4 P.M. at the bocce ball courts (near the Leaf Disposal area) – we’re having a BBQ.  Dinner will be provided by Big Boy’s BBG.  The cost is $10 per person and includes two meats, two sides, iced tea and dessert.  For reservations, call Sue Skeels @ 931-707-9201 or Charlene Fox @ 931-456-6936.  Reservations and payment must be received no later than June 6.



The KINSEEKERS at Fairfield Glade will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday June 7, 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr, Fairfield Glade. At the next meeting, we will have “a chat and chew”.  Bring in your “brick walls” or “great finds” that you have in your family search. Bring something to drink and a snack to share. All visitors are welcome to attend this meeting and all KINSEEKERS meetings. We meet the first Thursday of every month. Come join us! Any questions feel free to call Erin at 931-456-8367.


Elks Lodge Shrimp Scampi Pasta dinner

June  1. Serving from 5-7 P.M.

We are  serving our popular Shrimp Scampi over pasta  on June 1st from 5-7 P.M.  This all inclusive dinner includes salad, garlic bread and dessert for only $9 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 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 a half 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.


American Bridge Event

Sanctioned ACBL Duplicate Games – Paul Dahar, director, and Party Bridge/Party Partner – Team Score.

Friday, June 15 at 1 P.M. Cost is $4 which includes food, drinks, door prizes, and trophies. It will be held at the Two Hearts Event Center, 24 Oak Rd, Crossville 38555 (west on Highway 70 past Kroger on the left). Call Mike Regan at 931-456-6113.


Crossville Christian School Annual Golf Tournament

Crossville Christian School Annual Golf Tournament will be held at Bear Trace Golf Course on Saturday, June 16.

Entry fee is $60 per player, 4 players to a team. Shotgun start at 1 P.M. Cash prize to the winning team. Free BBQ lunch at 12 noon.

Hole in one prize for hole 16, door prizes, free T-shirts, hats, and goodie bags.

Registration forms at the school and the Crossville Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call CCS at 931-484-0026.


Sunday Couples golf underway at Druid 

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.

We begin a shotgun start at 3:15 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. Come join us for fun and friendship.

If you have any questions, please contact Bill at 931-787-2534 or Norma at 931-787-2691.

You may also contact Norma at [email protected] or Bill at [email protected]


Honoring fallen heroes

The Crossville Upper Cumberland Ladies Club will hold a Memorial Ceremony, to honor and remember, our fallen heroes, on May 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM, at Green Acres Cemetery, Hwy. 127, in Crossville.

The ceremony will include an honor guard and the playing of taps and Amazing Grace.  Our brave military men and women have sacrificed and given their all to guaranty and protect our freedom and liberty. Everyone is invited to attend this ceremony, as true patriots, to show our appreciation and respect to our veterans, by honoring them on this Memorial Day.

In conjunction with the Memorial Day Ceremony, the Crossville Upper Cumberland Ladies Club will be placing American flags on the gravesites of all veterans at the Green Acres Cemetery on Friday, May 25, at 12:00 PM.  They will be placing approximately 300 flags and we welcome any volunteers who would like to assist us in placing the flags.


Quilt Guild to meet

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold it’s monthly Business Meeting on Wednesday June 6th, at 10 A.M. in the 127 South Senior Center, located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville.

This month’s Trunk show “Honoring Janet Thomas” will be presented by Karen Muzia.

This is a program you do not want to miss.  Everyone is invited. Call Wynnell Busch @ (931)456-2673 for further information on this Program and upcoming Programs and Workshops.


CMC Presents CPAP Group Meeting

CMC CPAP Support Group is a free, community based support group where Cumberland County residents affected by Sleep Apnea can meet with respiratory therapist, sleep technologist, and other experts in the field of Sleep Medicine, and have their questions answered.

These highly trained professionals are there to help you navigate your treatment plan.

So come and join the CMC CPAP Support Group meeting June 14, 2012 @ 6 pm in Conference Center ‘C’.

The guest speaker at this meeting will be Chris Rose, Account Manager Philips Respironics.

The main purpose of this group is to educate the public about Sleep Apnea and to improve better compliance with CPAP. Reserve your seat today by calling Cyndy Whitson Support Group Coordinator @ 931-459-7249.


Volunteer Coin Club to meet June 12

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 12 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.


Celebrating state parks

Come celebrat National Trails Day and the 75th anniversary of Tennessee State Parks on Saturday, June 2. There will be a series of hikes at Cumberland Mountain State Park led by members of the Plateau Chapter of the Tennessee Trails Association.

Reigstration starts at 7:30 A.M. at the patio to the right of the park restaurant. You can choose from a two-mile, three-mile, five-mile or eight-mile hike. Hikes will begin at 8 A.M.

You will need to bring water and snacks for the trail or purchase them at the Friends of Cumberland Mountain State Park booth.

Also, wear sturdy athletic shoes or hiking boots as well as clothing appropriate for the weather — including a rain jacket or poncho. This event is rain or shine.


Hebbertsburg dance set

It isn’t officially summer yet, but, the weather is warm, it stays light late, Saturday nights are for having fun and we have the perfect fun suggestion for you.  The first Saturday of each month (through September), the Hebbertsburg Community Center invites everyone in the area to join them for live music , dancing, home cooked food and family fun from 6 tto 9 P.M.

Admittance is only $3 per adult and children 16 and under are free.  All monies collected go toward the upkeep of the Community Center.

On Saturday, June 2, local favorites, Tom Lawless and The Redeye Express Band will entertain you with a variety of light rock, country and blues … music to get your feet moving, either on the dance floor with your favorite person in your arms, or on the sidelines watching.

When the band takes a break, the line dancing and clogging music takes center stage and you can join in or sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

The Hebbertsburg ladies will be serving delicious, home cooked spaghetti dinners with bread and a drink for only $5, and desserts and additional drinks are just $1 each.  They will also provide the cakes for our ‘fun and famous cakewalks’.  Where else can you win a cake for a $1?

The Community Center is about 10 minutes (5 miles) from the 4-way stop in Fairfield Glade, so, bring family, friends and/or neighbors.

Any questions call Carolyn at 707-7837.


This year’s  Lake St. George Regatta to be  “VIVA LAS VEGAS!”  

Residents of Lake St. George have been busy planning this year’s regatta theme,  “Viva Las Vegas” for Saturday,  June 23 from 3 P.M.  to 7 P.M.

They will all meet at the marina at 3:00 and parade our floating casinos and show boats (pontoons) around the lake until 4 P.M.

Afterwards, please dock your boat at home and meet at the marina pavilion for games and door prizes, 50/50, and a delicious meal catered by Forte’s Restaurant.  The menu includes mostaccioli and meatballs, baked chicken, vegetable medley, fresh fruit, rolls, dessert and iced tea.

Dinner will begin around 5 P.M. and the $10 per person tickets must be purchased no later than June 16.

Please call Gail and Jim at 707-9647 or Nikki and Frank  at 456-5133 for information and tickets.


“Changing Life from the Inside Out”

Join us for “Changing Life from the Inside Out”, an informal discussion group which meets Mondays from 9 A.M. until 11 A.M.

They offer weekly excerpts from notable authors: Henry Cloud, John Townsend, Melody Beattie, Beth Moore, C.S. Lewis, John Eldridge, Peter Buechner, Joyce Meyer, Dr. Billy Graham and Mrs. Ruth Graham as well as other Christian ‘thinkers’. The foundational point of view is based upon Henry Cloud’s work, “The Secrets of God.”

The content sounds serious but the participants make the morning fun and inspirational.  Coffee, tea and pastries are provided.

The group meets at the FFG Community Church, 531 Snead Dr.  Call Sandie, 931-456-5783 or Mary Ann, 931-484-2973 for details.


Upper Cumberland MOAA chapter picnic set

The annual picnic of the Upper Cumberland Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will be on Monday, June 4, at Lake St. George Marina.  Social hour begins at 11 A.M. and a buffet lunch will be served at noon.

Gus Gocella of the Honor Flight program is guest speaker.

The buffet, catered by Big Boy’s BBQ, includes brisket, bacon-wrapped chicken breast,  mac ‘n cheese, cole slaw, green beans w/ onions and bacon, and fruit salad.   Cost is $10 per person.

For reservations call the Sec-Treasurer at  931-707-0928 no later than May 28.

In addition to members and their spouses, members of the community who are interested in the activities of the chapter are most welcome.


Boys Basketball Camp    

The Roane State annual boys basketball camp conducted by Raider Coach Randy Nesbit will be held June 18-22 for boys ages 8-14.

The hours will run Monday through Thursday from 9 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.; Friday 9 A.M. until noon.

Detailed instruction on proper skill development will be emphasized. Additionally, typical competition will take place in 5 on 5, 3 on 3, and 1 on 1 play. The cost is $115.

For more information and for a brochure/application, call 865-882-4583. Also, information can be downloaded at the RSCC Athletic webpage.


Marathon Pinochle Picnic on Friday, June 8

The Marathon Pinochle group will meet for an end of season picnic at St. George Marina.

Food catered by Big Boy’s BBQ for its BBQ plates and loaded baked potatoes.

Cost is $9.75 per person. (Friends and potential new players also welcome.)

“BYOB” although iced tea will be served with the meal.

A “Pinochle Tournament” will begin at 4 P.M. at $1 per player with prizes warded to top scorers. Participation in the games are NOT required.

Food will be served at 5 P.M. followed by a short meeting (‘11-’12 “winnings” will be distributed) and the finish of the tournament.

Please write down your name, phone number, the number attending in your party, preference of sandwich plate (chicken or pulled pork) or loaded baked potato (chicken or pulled pork) as well as side dishes (baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, and banana pudding), and whether or not you will be participating in the tournament.

Send that information and your check to Pat Vaughn, 117 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfield Glade by June 1 so we can provide the caterer a firm count. Any questions, call Pat Vaughn at 931-456-1453 or Laurie Kreskowiak at 931-484-2123.


Summer Fun for Kids Pre K – 12 years

Looking for fun experiences and making new friends?

Come on out to Bays Brigade, Gem’s Girls Club (ages 6-12) and Kids’ Club for Pre k (ages 4 and 5).

You’ll play games, do crafts, and Bible study. We meet at 1st Presbyterian Church, 15 Rock Quarry Rd and Highway 70 beginning June 1 through August 17,  from 5 to 6 P.M. Register now at 931-484-4644.


Spring Author Luncheon

Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization raising funds for the Art Circle Library of Crossville, will be having their Spring Author Luncheon on May 24 at 10:45 A.M. in the Cumberland Room.

The group will hear Stephen Lyn Bales, author of Ghost Birds, and Natural Histories: Stories from the Tennessee Valley.

Bales also has written a nature column in the Farragut Press for the past 11 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.


Tuesday Night Couples League is ongoing

Tuesday, May 3 was 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 contact by email at:   [email protected]; or [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 @456-2629 if you have questions regarding these classes.


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