Vista Gatherings – May 7, 2013

Enduring Entrepreneurs Meeting today

The next meeting for “Enduring Entrepreneurs MeetUp” will be Tuesday, May 7 at the Cumberland Business Incubator (CBI).

Bring your own lunch. Networking with other business owners begins at 11:30 A.M. and the meeting begins at noon.

The presenter for this meeting is Sany Ledford. She will share information about her business, Life Advantage and how it can help your health. Visitors are welcome to attend.

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


Crossville Business Network meets May 15

“Crossville Business Network” (CBN) will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, May 15 at 11:45 A.M. at Halcyon Days restuarant.

CBN is a not for profit organization consisting of business professionals. The purpose is to network together in order to improve customer service and promote the businesses of the members. This is accomplished by education, presentations and quality referrals.

They meet the third Wednesday of each month  where they describe their products and services and develop new ways to let others know about who they are.

At the meeting on May 15, there will be presentations of two businesses: Connie Willits with Young Living Essential Oils will tell how these pure oils made from plants use nature’s own medicine  to help problems with sleep, stress, pain, sinus,etc; and Russ Gross with RUSKA Internet will tell how he can help with  computer problems as he specializes in repair and service of computers.

Visitors are always welcome. More information can be found on the website: or contact the Co-ordinator, Donna Blankenship 931-456-7675.


NARFE holding meeting at Art Circle Library

The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1719, Cumberland County is calling a meeting Tuesday, May 14 at the Art Circle Library, Crossville, at 1 P.M.

The speaker will be Karen Wilson, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Customer Service Representative. She will take all questions. If you are not yet a member but are a Federal Employee, retired or active, please call President Chester Bush at 931-484-0331 or Secretary, Laurie Stoffel, 931-456-9101, for more information on how to join.


The Garden at Pleasant Hill hosting events

Enjoy wonderful gospel music, fellowship and a home-cooked meal at The Garden the SECOND and FOURTH Saturday of each month, now through the second Saturday of October. Two gospel groups are featured each week, with a time of food and fellowship in-between. Admission is free (there is a Donation Box to help defray costs). Come by yourself or bring a group. (For large groups,advance notice is appreciated, so enough food can be prepared). Call Monica at 277-5198 for more information or for directions.


Elks’ Mother’s Day Breakfast has new price

The price for the Elks Lodge’s Mother’s Day breakfast on May 12 has  been lowered to $8. The breakfast will be served from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.

The breakfast is still an all-you-can-eat event. They still have our 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 muffins. There is a tasty breakfast bar with country fried steak,  bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, country gravy, potatoes, and biscuits. This all-inclusive breakfast is just $8 per adult including sales tax and $4 for children 8 years and under. Children under 3 years eat free.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and their guests and is located at 1145 Genesis Road. This is about a mile south of I-40. Parking is limited so please car pool if you can.  Membership in the Elks Lodge is opened to males and females aged 21 and over who are American citizens and believe in God. Please call 931-484-0150 if you would like additional information. The Lodge is open from noon until 9 P.M. Monday through Saturday. On Sundays other than our Brunch, the Lounge is open from 1 P.M. to 6 P.M.


Elks “All-you-can-eat” Fish Fry set for May 10

Spring is here the dog woods and red buds are blooming, this is wonderful time of year on the Plateau! The Lodge is still serving their famous Fish Fry 4-7 P.M. For this all-inclusive price of $10 per person, you can enjoy “All-you-can-eat” fish and sides of coleslaw, French fries or baked potato and dessert.  For the non-fish lover, we offer a single serving of a half baked chicken which includes all side dishes, children 8 years and younger half price, children under 3 years eat free.

House of Hope Benefit scheduled at Palace

House of Hope Benefit to be held at the Palace Theatre on May 13 titled, “The Many Colors of Country” with D2 productions, featuring all genres of country music. Doors open at 6 P.M. with the show starting at 7 P.M.

Tickets $15 and can be purchased at Threads of Hope Thrifts Store @ 230 Woodmere Mall or reserve your tickets by debit/credit card by calling 931-707-2273.


 Neighbors & Newcomers Club’s last meeting set

Make your reservation for the last meeting of the year for the Cumberland County Neighbors & Newcomers Club by Saturday, May 18 by calling Robbie at 456-2790 or Barb at 707-8121.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, May 23 at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 1391 Livingston, Crossville.

A picnic style meal with hamburger or grilled chicken sandwiches, corn on the cob, BBQ beans and strawberry shortcake will be served for $13.

Doors open at 11 A.M. and the meeting begins at 11:30 A.M.  Visitors and guests are always welcome!  Checks will be distributed to representatives of organizations and officers will be installed for the coming year. Come to hear the speaker, Sarah Johnson, owner of Johnson’s Nursery near Cookeville, an award-winning garden center.


Community Band to present “Sacred Concert”

The Cumberland County Community Band will present a special “Sacred Concert” on Friday, May 10 at 7 P.M. in the evening at the First Baptist Church of Fairfield Glade (just behind Food City). The concert is free and open to the public, however, limited seating will be available.

A wonderful repertoire of sacred music has been prepared for this concert including “Beautiful Savior”, “Panis Angelicus”, “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”, “Abide With Me” and many more! This will be a first of its kind for the Community Band and none of the music has ever been played before by the band.

The band chose the First Baptist Church of Fairfield Glade because of its beautiful acoustics and intimate setting for such a program.


“Welcome to Medicare” Class set for May 15

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare benefits and choices?  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is conducting a free class at the Art Circle Library in Crossville on May 15, from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. and May 30, from noon to 3 P.M.

Classes will consist of training on Parts A, B, C & D, as well as Medigappolicies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud.  SHIP is a federally funded program administered through the Area Agency on Aging & Disability.  Please call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 to reserve a seat.


AARP Driver’s Safety Program course in May

The AARP Driver Safety course, a classroom refresher course for drivers age 50 and older, will be offered at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Drive, in Fairfield Glade.  The eight hour course will be held on two consecutive morning sessions: May 16th and 17th (Thursday & Friday) 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 –

In Tennessee, most auto insurance carriers offer a discount on premiums to eligible drivers who have completed approved courses such as the AARP Driver Safety course. Check with your insurance agent regarding discount details.

Pre-registration for the course is required. Call Charley Manker (931-456-1549), AARP Instructor, to register your attendance. Cost for the class is $12 per person for AARP members, or $14 per person for non-members, payable by check to “AARP” at the first session. Class size is limited, so call soon to assure your place in this class.


Free Medicare Help available at Resident Services

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at the Fairfield Glade Resident Services building located at 7014 Peavine Road on May 13 and 20 from 9 A.M. to noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuseor concerns.

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


Light “N” Lively Dance Club evemt on May 10

“Rockin’ to the 50’s” is the theme for the next  Light “N” Lively Dance Club . Please mark your calendars for May 10, grab your 50’s garb and head to the Multi-Purpose building on Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade for the event which will start at 7 P.M. and commence at 10 P.M. The music will be  provided by DJ Garrison. There is plenty of room for guests, whether they are invited by members,time-share visitors or residents of Cumberland County.

There is a $10 fee for couples and a $5 fee for singles for non-members. This is a BYOB with the dance club providing water, ice and dessert. Please call our hosts for the evening if you have any questions. Shelley and Bob Lewis (931-287-0315) and Sharon and Harold Pate (931-456-6488).


Volunteer Coin Club to meet May 14

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 14 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.


Vendors wanted for Ladies Club Spring Show

Home and Garden Vendors are being sought for the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club 4th Annual Spring Marketplace/Home and Garden Show on Friday and Saturday, May 17-18.

Presented in conjunction with the 5th Annual Garden/Kitchen Tour on Saturday, May 18, the show is certain to attract many visitors.

Display and booth space will be both inside and outside at The Village Green Mall, in the center of Fairfield Glade.

Exhibits will be open to the public from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. both days. Vendor fees for the show are $65 per booth space for the two days.  Full details of costs, booth sizes, and an application are available on the club website: or call 456-4680.

Revenues from this event are designated for the Scholarship Fund which awarded $30,000 to area students in both of the past two years. Call Chair, Marsha Mellert, (931-456-4680) for more information.


Glade Hospice Life Butterfly Release in 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.


Bible study tech spring session is offered

Kelly Minter will be the DVD instructor for our spring session, “Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break.” Nehemiah is a seven-week study that includes seven video sessions and real life ways to put feet to your faith.

Are you ready to learn from Nehemiah and move you in compassion to be the hands and feet of Jesus?  If so join them April 8 – June 10, 2013, 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Cost of the class is $20 for the workbook. Pre-registration is suggested. Please send your name, address, email address and phone number with your check made out to BIBLE STUDY TECH to Bible Study Tech, 104 Prescott Lane, Fairfield Glade, TN. 38558. For more information call 931-456-9282 or 931-459-4947.


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.  Kathy Kurylea and Kay Roberts of Franklin, Tennessee will be the show judges.

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


Agenda 21 is topic when Tea Party meets May 14

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Cumberland County Complex (Fair grounds), Crossville, Tuesday, May 14 at 6 P.M. (doors open t 5:30).

All concerned  citizens who believe in limited government are invited to attend.  There is no admission fee.  Special guest speaker will be Sally Absher.  She is co-chair of the Knoxville Tax Day Tea Party and Committeewoman for Senate District 6 of the Tennessee Executive Committee.  She has an M.S. Degree in Geology from the University of Tennessee and her presentation will be on “Sustainable Development” and its ties to the United Nation’s Agenda 21 policy.

As defined in House Joint Resolution 587, Agenda 21 is comprehensive plan of extreme environmentalism, social engineering and global political control that was initiated at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNICED)held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992.  Agenda 21 is being covertly pushed into local communities throughout the United States through the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives  (ICLEI) through local sustainable development policies such as Smart Growth, Wildlands Project, Resilient Cities and other “Green” projects.

For more information on the Tea Party, log on to