Vista Gatherings – May 6, 2014

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.


Imagination Library to celebrate on May 10

The Cumberland County Imagination Library will be having their Annual Birthday Celebration on Saturday May 10th from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. at the Art Circle Library, 3 East Street in Crossville.

The events consist of Ident A Kid by theCrossville City Police Department, Music, Quackers, Crossville Model Railroad, Storytelling, and Ice Cream for everyone. The events are free. Bring your children and enjoy a fun filled time with us!


Light N Lively Dance scheduled for May 9 

The “Light ‘N’ Lively” Dance Club will celebrate the arrival of “Spring” at their May dance on Friday, May 9.

Ladies, this will be the perfect time to show off your favorite spring bonnet.  The evening will begin at 7 P.M. at the Multi Purpose building on Lakeview Drive in FFG with music provided by Frank Byer from 7 – 10 P.M.

The cost is $10 per couple, and $5 for a single.  This is a BYOB event – water and ice are provided.

Dessert and coffee will be served.

The host couples for the evening are Joanne and Wes Draper (456-3666) and Doris and Michael Kotecki ((707-7548).  Please call one of the hosts is you have any questions.


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.


Students to benefit from CBI training

The Cumberland Business Incubator (CBI) Technology Training Program will be the charitable recipient of donations made at the Business Cumberland B2B (Business to Business) Networking event on Tuesday, May 6th at Forte’s in Downtown Crossville from 3 to 7 P.M.

Donations will fund scholarships for technology training to learn to build websites, develop apps, and write software code in a number of different programming languages.

The cost of the training is $25 per student per month.  The technology training is available to anyone interested in learning these skills.

More information about this program is available from Holly Hanson, CBI Director at [email protected] or by calling the CBI at 931-456-4910.  Tax deductible donations can be made to Roane State Community College Foundation – CBI Technology Training Program and mailed to the CBI at 2569 Cook Road, Crossville TN 38571.


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 to attend.

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.


Illinois Picnic forming

If you are a former resident of Illinois and would like to help with this summer’s Illinois picnic, please call Peggy Orr at 217-460-1355.