Vista Gatherings – November 20, 2012

Special fund raiser Fish Fry at the Elks Lodge

The Cumberland County Elks Lodge 2751 is hosting on December 7, a benefit fish fry for Elks member and U.S. Army Veteran Jim Eroh of Crossville.  Mr. Eroh was tragically injured in an accident at home this summer that left him a quadriplegic. Extensive modifications to the Eroh residence must be made in order for Mr. Eroh to return home from the veterans hospital in Augusta Ga.

The cost of this meal, which will be served from 4 to 7 P.M. will be only $10 and includes the traditional Elks fish fry that provides all-you-can-eat catfish as well as a choice of baked potato or French fries, coleslaw, bread, desert.  For the non-fish lover, we also offer a single serving of a half baked chicken which includes all side dishes, children 8 years and younger half price.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests and all 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 for more details at 931-484-0150. 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 1/2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12-9 P.M. Monday through Saturday.


Write Touch Inspirational Writers meeting Nov. 26

The Write Touch Inspirational Writers will meet on November 26 at the First National Bank, Crossville at 10am. Guests are invited to share the Holiday meeting with the group. A special program is planned and members and guest should come prepared to write. We will be celebrating Tarimusu, our new book of writings. Bring a covered dish. Continental breakfast provided a donation of $5 is requested to cover our cost. We want to invite anyone who is interested in writing or has a desire to share their stories. Members of our group are songwriters, poets, fiction and non-fiction books and inspirational writers plus other talents. Call Ruth at 931-456-2466 or Bev 931-456-4523 for more information or reservation.


Volunteers needed for AARP Tax Aide program

Each year the April 15th deadline for filing tax returns involves thousands of AARP Tax-Aide volunteers.

Nationally, AARP TaxAide personnel have been providing free tax assistance services since 1968 and locally, in Cumberland County, for over 15 years.

These volunteers, trained and certified with the cooperation of the Internal Revenue Service, work at locations in Pleasant Hill, Tansi, Jamestown, Fairfield Glade and Crossville.

This past year, these sites helped more than 2,000 taxpayers

New volunteers are always needed.  Previous experience in tax return preparation is not necessary; training classes are held in January for both the tax laws and the computer software used to prepare the returns.

If you would like to be involved but aren’t sure if you want to prepare returns, volunteers are also needed to help with greeting clients and organizing the paperwork.

For more information about the program or to become part of the team that provides this valuable service, call 456-4212.


Deadline approaching

Deadline for the December citrus fruit orders for the Inez Wrenn Adventist fruit scholarship program for the December fruit delivery is November 29.

Fruit that can be ordered are Florida Navel oranges, Ruby Red grapefruit, Tangerines, and the variety pack of all three fruits.

Oranges and grapefruit come in 2/5 & 4/5 bushel boxes and the Tangerines and variety pack come in only 2/5 bushel boxes.

Those desiring the Honeybell/Tangelos will be able to order next month for arrival in January, the only month they receive the Honeybells/tanglos.

For ordering the citrus fruit, call Joy at 931-456-1935, Millie at 931-456-1580, Lee at 931-484-8624 or Penny/Kelly at 931-456-9905.

Please call, if possible, the same person each month to order your fruit, so a relationship is built up on the phone for easy ordering, as the ladies have call lists they are responsible for, although the ladies will accept orders from anyone.

For other information call Forrest Draper, Program coordinator at 931-788-1375. Order deadline is Nov. 26, 2012. Thank you for your orders and support of our student scholarship program.


One Step Beyond to host Christmas Dinner

“One Step Beyond” will have their 13th annual Christmas dinner at Forte’s on the Square in Crossville, on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 3 P.M.

The menu is beef tips on noodles, vegetable, salad, roll and dessert for $13.50 which includes tax and gratuity.

Forte’s, with delicious food and gracious service, has been our Christmas mainstay for many years.

Pre-paid reservations are required and must be received no later than Monday, November 26. Make your check payable to One Step Beyond and mail it to Mary Greenwood, 2698 Dunbar Road, Crossville, 38572.

The Christmas luncheon has been the highlight event in past years with good food and fun people. This year’s holiday dinner will be no exception.

For information on our group, please call Carolyn Oshry – 931-788-1155.


Crossville Model Railroad Club extends hours

The Crossville Model Railroad Club is extending it hours on Friday Nov. 23 from 9 A.M. to 7 P.M.

Also, Santa Claus will be at the Railroad Club on the Monday after Thanksgiving, Nov.26 from 4 to 7 P.M.

There will be a reading of the Polar Express story at 4:30 and 6 P.M., then Santa will be available after the story.

Bring something to put on the floor for your child to sit on. You can bring your camera.

The Crossville Model Railroad Club is in the Crossville Outlet Mall on Gensis Rd.

Regular hours are Friday noon to 4 P.M., Saturday 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., and Sunday noon to 3 P.m.

For more information call Ann at 931-788-2613 or Mike at 931-788-1828.


Free Medicare Part D help

SHIP Representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at Fairfield Glade Resident Services located at 7014 Peavine Road on November 26 & 28 to help compare and counsel on Medicare Part D plans for 2013.

Please contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 for an appointment or for more information.  Annual Enrollment Period for 2013 is from October 15th until December 7th.


NARFE sets meetings

The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will be holding their annual Christmas party at the Cumberland State Park on December 11 at noon. Installation of 2013 officiers will be on the agenda. Wyonne Morningstar (931-707-5636) and Mary Scudder (931-484-9196) are in charge of plans for the Christmas party.

Call Wyonne or Mary for more information on the party.

If you would like more information on NARFE Chapter 1719, please call President, Chester Bush (931-484-0331) or Secretary, Laurie Stoffel (931-456-9101)


Christmas and Life Celebration on Dec. 7

Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Alumni, Inc. is pleased to announce their annual meeting and Christmas Celebration on December 7.

This event will be held at the Art Circle Library at 5 P.M.

It will be a spectacular evening celebrating heart and lung survivors with a catered dinner, Christmas entertainment featuring DJ & Donna, a Christmas raffle/auction and of course caroling to celebrate the season.

Reservations are required. The cost is $5 per person. Send checks to: C/PR Alumni, Inc. POB 14, Crossville, TN 38557-0014. For additional information call Bill Halsey at 707-5505 or Tom Ackerly at 456-0391.


Fairfield Glade Garden Club announces its Poinsettia Plant Sale

Mark your calendar. On November 28, 29, and 30, the Fairfield Glade Garden Club will hold its annual Poinsettia plant sale at the Village Green Mall off Stonehenge Drive in Fairfield Glade.

Each day the sale will run from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. There will be a selection of six assorted varieties including the most common “all red.”

These beautiful plants, are grown by the students of Cumberland County High School.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Garden Club’s Scholarship Fund. Each year, the Garden Club offers scholarships to graduating seniors who will be pursuing college studies in agriculture or a related field.

For more info, call Tom Covino at 931-707-9314.