Vista Gatherings – November 6, 2012

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 12, 14, 19, 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.


PPCUG meets Nov. 19

The Plateau PC Users Group will meet Monday Nov. 19 at the 127 South Senior Center, located at 1460 South Main Street in Crossville. NOTE NEW Meeting time for WINTER is 3 P.M.

Carl Nordeen will present a hands on review of Windows 8, showing the new interface and the differences from the other versions of Windows. The presentation will demonstrate the Metro Interface, the new Tiles, and how to navigate through the new operating system.

Come with all your questions as this will be the last meeting of 2012. There is no meeting in December. The meeting begins with questions.  The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation/program/speaker beginning at 4 P.M.

Visitors are always welcome at our meetings and there is no charge for attendance.  For more information and to read the latest version of their newsletter, the Gazette, visit our web site at or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 A.M. – 9 P.M., only please).


Korean vets to meet

The Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association will meet Wednesday, November 14, at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonhenge Dr.

The meeting starts at 1 P.M. sharp, and as usual all members are requested to wear their uniforms if they have them.

Please also bring several items of nonperishable  foods to assist in stocking the pantry of the Cumberland County Veterans Service Officer. For questions and/or driving directions Commander Bob Johnston may be contacted at 931-484-8798.

This will be the last opportunity to reserve and pay the fee for the annual Christmas luncheon at the Legends on Wednesday, December 5, starting at noon. Choices include chicken or beef plates, cost is $17.50 per person, tax and tip included.

As usual, spouses and/or family members are invited at the above mentioned costs per meal. This is a timely effort to socialize with other members, spouses, and family members.


 NARFE sets meetings

The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1719 wants to invite all Federal employees, whether active or retired, to our next meeting. They are excited to have Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey as our next speaker who will tell us what’s going on in the county.

Please join them at the Art Circle Public Library on November 13 at 1 P.M. They will also be electing its slate of officiers for 2013 at this time.

Further, 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)


Celebrate With Christian Counseling Center 

Christian Counseling Center hopes you will continue to celebrate their 10-year anniversary with them!

The Center and Ruby Tuesday of Crossville are offering a special coupon at their website:

For November we invite you to print the coupon from our website and go to Ruby Tuesday’s on Saturday, November 10.  You may use your coupon for lunch or dinner, perhaps after a day of shopping.

When you present this coupon to your server, Ruby Tuesday will give back 20% of your purchase to the Christian Counseling Center.  And you can do this in December as well … just print another coupon and enjoy a great meal at Ruby Tuesdays on the 10th of the month!

And by the way – if you forget to bring a coupon, simply mention “Christian Counseling Center” to your server, and 20% of your purchase will go to the Center!

Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides counseling services by qualified professionals to residents of Cumberland County and the surrounding area.  Fees are based on family size and income.

The Center is supported by private donations, grants from Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Project Hometown Help, United Fund, Volunteer Electric Customers Share, and by gifts and donations from six local churches.  For more information, visit

To make an appointment, call 931-707-8200.


Free stroke seminars 

Three physician specialists will be speaking at the next CRMC Club 50 Plus community education seminar,  “Stroke: What You Need to Know.”

The event will be held on Wednesday, November 7 from noon to 1 P.M. in the CRMC Education Center and is open to Club 50 Plus members as well as the public.

The seminar will cover signs and symptoms of a stroke as well as available treatment options.  Speakers will be Sullivan Smith, MD – Medical Director, CRMC Emergency Department; Joseph Jestus, MD – Tier 1 Neurosurgery, CRMC neurosurgeon; and J. Mocco, MD – Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Radiology and Radiological Services, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Feel free to invite a friend to attend with you and learn more about stroke.  Seating is limited.  Please call the Club 50 Plus department at Cookeville Regional at 931-783-2660 or email [email protected] to reserve a seat.

To learn more about Club 50 Plus, visit


Learn Spanish

Instructor Beverly Sharp will have you speaking Spanish in no time. Classes will be on Tuesday afternoons at 1 P.M., beginning on Nov 13. So get sign up today, at Fair Park Senior Center, 931-484-7416.


Watercolor Workshop

Noted artist Thomas Eckert will be holding a two day watercolor class at Fair Park Senior Center on Mondays afternoons 1 to 3 P.M., November 5 and 19. A materials list is provided. For more information call Tina at 931-484-7416.


Seniors to learn basic photography for holidays

Bring your digital camera and cell phone to learn how to use them. Fair Park Senior Center will conduct basic classes for beginning photographers on Digital / 35mm Photography.

It’s easy and fun with one on one instruction. There will be classes held on four Thursdays during the month of November, starting Thursday November 1, from 1 to 3 P.M., learn how to get those pictures on emails to friends and family.

The instructor is James Dunlap. Class size is limited so be sure to sign up soon. Call 931-484-7416 and ask for Tina.


Quilt Guild meeting

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold it’s monthly Business Meeting on Wednesday November 7th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the 127 South Senior Center located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville. Come early and mingle.

This month’s Trunk Show will be presented by our own Jane Tavernier. This lecture will include her beautiful Fabric Art Quilting projects. This is a program you do not want to miss. Following the Business meeting and our “bring your bagged lunch”, Jane will be teaching a class on this Fabric Art which is scheduled from 1:00 until 4:00. Contact Wynnell Busch immediately (931) 456-2673  to register and to receive the information on what supplies are needed and any fees or additional costs for pre made kits.

Contact Wynnell Busch for further information on upcoming Programs and Workshops.


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.


Fellowship Baptist’s Annual Harvest Dinner

Fellowship Baptist Church is having their annual Harvest Dinner on Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 P.M.

If you like white and dark turkey meat, sliced ham, mashed ‘taters’, gravy, homemade stuffing, sweet potato casserole, green beans, cranberry sauce, fresh-baked rolls, apple or pumpkin pie and coffee, tea, water or a soft drink…all for just $6 a person, then call 931-456-2525 for reservation details.

Check your calendar, put your diet on hold and join us for a time of food, fellowship and thanksgiving.

Seating is limited and we need to know how many ‘taters’ and turkeys to buy, so reservations must be completed by Sunday, Nov. 11, at noon.

After they have feasted, they are planning a time of fellowship and entertainment provided by one or more local musicians, with a love offering being taken. They are located at  12 Westminster Court in Fairfield Glade.

NAMI of Cumberland Plateau Program

On Saturday, November 10, at noon, at the Crossville Art Circle Public Library in Cumberland Room B, Carolyn Dobbins, PhD. will be presenting a program on Schizo-Affective Disorder.

She will speak about major mental illnesses, her knowledge and her experiences. Dr. Dobbins has a private practice in Knoxville and is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. She is licensed in both Tennessee and Missouri.

Following the hour-long program Doctor Dobbins will be available to answer questions and will have her book “What a Life Can Be” available. You are cordially invited to this program; reservations are not needed.


Elks holding open house

The Cumberland County Elks Lodge # 2751 has resided in Crossville for over 20 years. They have been active in the community providing much needed support for our citizens.

Ever wonder just what Elks do or what services they provide?

On Sunday November 11, the Lodge will host an open house for the general public. All members of the community are invited to come out see just what it is that the Elks do.

They will be open from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. for your convenience. Elk members will be present to answer any questions you may have concerning the Elks.

Members of the Lodge are extensively involved with local veterans, children, and with college scholarships as well as with other charitable activities. Last year our Angel Tree project provided clothing and toys for over 114 needy children.

They urge you to come and learn more about the organization.


Glade Dog Park Third Annual Fur Ball set

The Third Annual Fairfield Glade Dog Park  Fur Ball is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, from 6 to 10 P.M. at the Multi-purpose building on Lakeview.

Come join in for an evening of entertainment, contests, games and dancing.

Snacks and dessert provided and it is BYOB – setups provided.

Tickets are $15 per person. For tickets, call Anne at 931-787-2192.


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, grown by the students of Cumberland County High School, will certainly enhance anyone’s holiday gathering.

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. The benefit of your purchase will be two-fold; it will not only brighten your holiday but will also help this worthy cause.

If you need additional information, please call Tom Covino at 931-707-9314. If no answer, please leave a brief message and I will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you!


Shoppers offer help to those homebound

The “Short List Shoppers of Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church want to help individuals who are homebound or currently unable to drive as well as those who need someone to pick up basic groceries or a prescription while they are recovering.

They will pick up a short list of groceries or prescriptions at the Fairfield Glade Food City or Kroger and bring them to you.

There is no charge for this service and it is offered to all residents of the Fairfield Glade community. For additional information or assistance, call the church office at 931-484-3473.


Inez Wrenn citrus fruit program set to begin

The Inez Wrenn School begins the 20112-13 citrus fruit program with fruit brought in from Florida and California, to help provide student scholarships starting in the month of November

For the past almost 20 plus years, the school has been bringing in freshly picked Navel oranges, Red grapefruit, Tangerines, Honey bell/ Tangelos , Spring  and Temple oranges. These fruits are full of Vitamin C, tree ripened, hand picked, no color added and 100% fresh

Citrus fruits arriving in November are Florida Navel oranges, Tangerines, Red grapefruit and the Variety Pack-a mixture of Navel oranges, Tangerines and Red grapefruit from Nov-Jan..

In January only, the Honev bell/ Tangelos will be added. Temple Oranges in February and a  Florida Spring Orange in March only.

California Mandarins and Navels will be available during February & March.

All orders should be called in to the telephone numbers: Joy at 931-456-1935,  Millie at 931-456-1580. Lee at 931-484-8624, or Penny/Kelly at 931-456-9905.

The schedule deadline for ordering the first citrus fruit of this new season is Nov. 1 and arrival of the fruit for distribution is between Nov. 13-16.

A schedule of order and arrival dates will be given to those who pickup their first fruit in November, and will be also published in this newspaper, each month.  All questions, prior to orders, should be addressed to Forest Draper, Program Coordinator at 931-788-1375.


Concert this Thursday

The Cumberland County Community Band and Chorus will hold its second Annual Veterans Benefit Concert.

The concert will be Thursday Nov. 8, at 7 P.M., at Stone Memorial High School.


Stretch and Tone classes have resumed

A chair-based fitness program incorporating light hand weights, yoga breathing and stretching exercises, performed while either standing or sitting will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. from September 10 through November 15, at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall).

This class is open to all Fairfield Glade men and women.

For further information, call Nan Sharp (931-456-2629).


Ladies Fall Bible Study

Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church will be starting a Ladies Fall Bible Study in November.

The purpose and goal is to minister to all women in the community.  To accommodate the busy lifestyles of today’s women, we will make available both an evening and daytime Bible Study and offer child care at the evening class.

The date is Wednesday, November 7 at 9 A.M.

The Bible Study will be held at our new location across from Food City, 208 Towne Centre Way, just off Peavine Rd. The title is, “The Girls Still Got It” by Liz Curtis Higgs.

It is a 12-week study on the book of “Ruth” that will draw you nearer to the One who knows you fully, loves you completely and holds you close to His heart.

To reserve your book ($10) and child care contact Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church at 484-6927 or come by the church. There is a sign up sheet in the church foyer.


Attention all seniors

There will be a Fairfield Glade Senior Police Academy held at the Multi-Purpose Building. The Cumberland County Sherriff’s Dept and Fairfield Glade Security will be informing seniors of everything from crime investigation to home invasion and your rights.

Learn how the judicial system works. The 8 week class starts Oct. 3 from 2 to 4 P.M. $30 due at sign up, but space is limited, so don’t wait. Sign up is at the Fair Park Senior Center, and  ask for Tina.

Learn to water color landscapes, and barns with noted artist Tom Eckerd as he holds two Water Color Classes for seniors at Fair Park.

Each workshop will be for two hours, at a cost of only $10 per class due at sign up.

You can still sign up for the second to be held on Monday, Nov. 5 & 19 each will be in the afternoons from 1-3.

Sign up today at Fair park Senior Center, 1433 Livingston Road. Call 931-484-7416 for more information.

Enjoy learning how to basket weave with Scott Eatherly every Tuesday afternoon 2 to 4 P.M., for $5 per class at Fair Park Senior Center.

Senior Self Defense Classes with Larry Potter, are continuing every Friday afternoons for only $5 per lesson. Learn with teaching and hands on role playing to defend yourself no matter your physical condition.