Vista Gatherings – October 14, 2014

Training class set for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Interested in volunteering to help save our hemlocks?  The next class will be Wednesday Oct. 29 at 9 A.M. in the classroom beneath the Library in the Multi-Purpose Building.  All residents are welcome to attend!

Please sign-up by going to their website

Those wishing to renew their efforts from earlier this year will benefit.  Please arrive early to fill out a questionnaire and liability release.

For any questions, call (931) 707-9314, ask for Thomas Covino

CCC Band to host Veterans Benefit concert

The Cumberland County Community Band and Cumberland County Community Chorus are combining their talents with a benefit concert held at 7 P.M. on Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Stone Memorial High School Auditorium located on Cook Rd in Crossville, in order to help bring awareness to the needs of our Cumberland County Veterans.

Freewill monetary donations given by guests that evening will benefit the Cumberland County Chapter of Vietnam Veterans in their efforts to help our local veterans.

The evening’s program includes a collection of patriotic melodies and ‘Americana’ favorites.  This concert features the Band, under the direction of Mr. Brian Bacon, and Chorus, under the direction of Mr. Marty Gibson, performing singularly and combined musical arrangements.  Accompanying the Chorus on piano will be Mrs. Annetta Deck.

Please show your support for our veterans by attending this concert.  If you cannot attend but wish to make a donation, please make your check payable to:  “Cumberland County Community Chorus” and mail to:  Jan Schimmel, ATTN: Veterans Benefit Concert, 352 Lige Road, Crossville, TN  38555.

Kinseekers to meet

The Kinseekers monthly meeting will be held Nov. 6, at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church located at 521 Snead Dr.

This meeting will be a presentation of four Lineage Societies located in the Crossville area. Each presenter will give a brief description of their organization, qualification for membership and answer any questions the Kinseekers or our guests may have.

Presenters to include: Joyce Earnst, Colonial Dames; Richard Skeels, Sons of the American Revolution; a representative from the Daughters of the American Revolution; and Barbara Thornhill of Celtic Circle.

As always their meetings is open to everyone who is interested in genealogy (the why’s, the how to’s or the where to go’s). They are a friendly group and love to have visitors!  If you decide to join the group it only costs $10 for the year.  Any questions, feel free to contact Erin at 456-8367.

Caregiver Support Group slated for Oct. 21

On Oct. 21, the Upper Cumberland Development District/Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) will hold its caregiver support group meeting.

The meeting will be held at the Crossville Good Samaritans’ (281 10th Street, Crossville TN 38555) from 1 to 2 P.M.

Contact Fran Davis, Family Caregiver Support Staff, at 931-476-4119 or [email protected] for more information.

Topic to be Social Security, Retirement 

Wells Fargo Advisors will present a seminar on “Social Security and Retirement Income” on Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center.  The educational events will be hosted by Tres Baucum of Linary, a new Financial Advisor with the Knoxville office of Wells Fargo Advisors.

The Community and Conference Center is located at 128 Stonehenge Drive, six miles north of Interstate 40 at Exit 322 (Peavine Road).

The event will be from 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. p.m. and include a complimentary lunch.

Waldean Wall, ChFC, Senior Field Executive of Allianz, will be the guest speaker.  This event will be educational.  No company specific products will be discussed.   This event is sponsored and financially supported by Allianz.

The final program in the “Fall Awareness Series” will be “Fall Garden Issues” on Thursday, Oct. 30.   Neal Denton, County Director and Extension Agent with the University of Tennessee/Tennessee State University Extension-Knox County, will provide seasonal help for gardens and yards.  The program will also be at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center.

For reservations for each luncheon event, please contact Tres Baucum at 931-260-7115, or Debra Galbraith, branch liaison, at 865-560-2608.

Baucum’s office with Wells Fargo Advisors is located at 265 Brookview Centre Way, Suite 100, Knoxville, Tennessee  37919.  The phone is 865-560-2650; fax is 865-560-2630.  A toll free number is 800-537-9889.

Plateau Photography Club to meet Oct. 23

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church.

Members will bring in photos depicting  “Contre-Jour” or silhouette/backlit shots.  The club is a Special Interest Group of the Plateau PC Users Group.  Visitors and prospective members are always welcome.

For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.”

CCDP to host rally 

The Cumberland County Democratic Party will host a GOTV RALLY on Monday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 P.M. at the Crossville Housing Authority located at 67 Irwin Avenue.

Candidates invited to speak are; Charles Brown, Gordon Ball, Amos Powers, Betty Vaudt, and Judy Barnett. Special guest speakers invited are Charlotte Burks and Terry Adams. Light refreshments will be served.

Retired Federal employees to meet

Members and guests of Cumberland County Chapter 1719, National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at 1 P.M. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Art Circle Public Library.

Denise Melton, Director, The House of Hope, will give an update on the valuable service provided by this unique organization.

President, Chester Bush, (484-0331) can be contacted for further information.

Church to host sale

The Fairfield Glade UMC Crafters Annual Fall and Christmas sale will be held October 16 thru the 18th.

The hours are: Thursday and Friday – 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Saturday 9A.M. to noon.

The sale is located at the Glade United Methodist Church located at 231 Westchester.  There will be signs along Peavine and Westchester Roads directing you to the church.

Two large rooms will be filled with wreaths, arrangements and an assortment of unique gifts for the Fall, Christmas and Winter seasons.  Handmade jewelry and hand sewn totes, handbags and various kitchen items, including “scrubbies” are always favorites.

Also check out the many unique knitted and crocheted items and as well as hand painted and wooden items.  Our “Kitchen Krew” has been busy making soup, cookie and dip mixes as well as candies for your sweet tooth.  They make great hostess gifts as well as helping you make easy and tasty treats for the holidays.

And don’t forget to stop by the kitchen for lunch!  Hot dogs, homemade chili and vegetable beef soup are available from 10:30 A.M. to 2 P.M. on Thursday and Friday.   Homemade baked goods will also be available until they are gone.

Net proceeds from the sale go to area missions to help people in our community and county.

Learn About the Lions

Special Lions New Member Information Meetings are held quarterly and the next meeting will be held at the Fairfield Glade Community Church Library on Nov. 10, from 6 to 7 P.M.

Find out what it means to be a Lions and how you can be a part of the largest service club in the world.  As Lions our motto is “We Serve”.  Their service improves the lives of people in the local community.

Contact any of the following to attend the meeting or for more information: Marty Smith 931-484-6784; Cathy Muldoon 931-456-9282; Charlie Straight 931-707-1088.

PPCUG holds meeting

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday Oct. 20, at the 127 South Senior Center. Note: new meeting time for winter sessions is 3 to 5 P.M.

Bonnie Parish is returning to PPCUG to discuss Tablets. She will talk about what to look for in purchasing a tablet, apps and how to download, streaming movies, Bluetooth and available accessories, devices that will turn your TV into a smart TV, and using your tablet as a phone.

Bring your questions and she will answer as many as time allows.  This promises to be an interesting, informative and useful  program on this popular and perhaps not fully utilized technology.

The meeting begins with questions/answers (Q/A) at 3 P.M.  The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation beginning at 4 P.M. The Plateau PC Users Group meets the third Monday of the month at the 127 South Senior Center. PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the community better enjoy the use of personal computers.

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

One Step Beyond Luncheon scheduled

One Step Beyond Luncheon is planned  for October 16th (Thurs) at Cumberland Mtn State Park at 11 A.M.

Please be there at 11am so they can all walk into the restaurant together and be seated together.  They welcome all those that are 50 plus that are single,widowed or divorced.

They meet every other month at a local restaurant and for planning purposes mark on your December calendar our Christmas luncheon which is scheduled at Forte’s restaurant, Dec 5th at 1:30 P.M. so mark this on your calendar to join us.

If you plan to attend our October 16th luncheon, call Ron Hochheiser at 931-210-4393  or Bobbye Bitto 931-707-8607.

Community Cook-Off to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

There will be a Community Cook-Off sponsored by Wyndham to be held on Wednesday, October 22 (rain or shine) at the Wyndham complex near Mirror Lake in Fairfield Glade.

This Cook-Off will benefit the Wounded Warriors. The organization helps to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.

They raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

For more information please call 484-3821 or Email: [email protected]

Mark Your Calendar, important meeting

Mark your calendar for November 13th, as the day you’ll be told all about “Crime Prevention” by representatives of the Law from Police Officers to Criminal Judges.  The location will be the Community Conference Center in Fairfield Glade from 9 A.M. to 12 noon.

The Neighborhood Watch Coalition will present a forum of five or more Law Enforcement Personnel to answer all your questions so come early, write them out and present the cards to the panel.

Each speaker will tell a little about their responsibilities and the remaining two plus hours will be a Question & Answer period.

If you have any questions about the forum, please contact Thomas Covino 931-707-9314 and he’ll be able to assist you.  This forum is what so many have asked for, so make every effort to attend and learn what to do.

The FOL “Bling Sale,” Cool Thoughts for a Warm August

The FOL Bling Sale will not happen until Saturday, December 13.

However, now is a great time to consider clearing your jewelry box of long unworn, unappealing, “I definitely need some new kind of jewelry!”

Also, if you have sold jewelry at a garage sale and have leftovers; think of donating the remainder to the FOL Bling Sale.

Drop off your donations at the Fairfield Glade Village Mall across from Kroger or at the Library in downtown Crossville.

Your donations are greatly appreciated and will help fund books and needed improvements to our Cumberland County Art Circle Library.

Someone you care for have a mental illness

Classes are being offered for family and friends of individuals with a major mental illness on eight consecutive Wednesday evenings, 6 to 8:30 P.M., beginning on September 17, and ending on November 5.

With Hope in Mind is support and education for family members and friends who have a loved one with bipolar disorder (manic depression), major depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and/or other disorders.

The With Hope in Mind is a FREE eight-session course provided by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

.of Cumberland Plateau that provides the practical and emotional support you need as a caretaker of someone with a mental illness or disorder.

With Hope in Mind offers helpful skill-building classes, such a problem management, communication and crisis planning, and provides you with immediate coping skills for dealing with the different cycles of each illness.  With Hope in Mind offers both education and support and courses are taught by trained family members.

To register call John and Denise Ranger at (931) 707-0283

Volunteers needed 

Labor Day is over, kids are back in school and we begin to think about the coming autumn and then the end-of-the-year holidays.

You are invited to think about starting next year as a member of the AARP Tax-Aide team of counselors.

The local coordinators for the AARP Tax-Aide sites in Pleasant Hill, Tansi, Jamestown, Fairfield Glade and Crossville need you.

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