Vista Gatherings – October 21, 2014

Calling All Marines

Former Marines from in and around Cumberland County will meet to celebrate the U.S. Marine Corps 239th birthday at 11 A.M. on Nov. 10 at Druid Hills Country Club.

If you have any questions, call Ron Burdo at 456-8616 or by email at [email protected]

Send a check of $18 per person made out to Ron Burdo to 145 Havenridge Circle, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558.

Play slated at SMHS

The poltergeist walks in Stone Memorial’s auditorium on Thursday, October 30th and Saturday, November 1st at 7 P.M. during the Panther Tales Players farcical production of “Don’t Try To Wake Him, Hand Me The Shovel.”

Tickets are five dollars general admission at the door.

In Pat Cook’s hilarious ghost story, a television news cast team, Ryan Crider and Tori Harris, attempt to find the truth about the reputed haunting of the Billingsgate Mansion. Unknown to them, two crooks, Lucas Nastri and Nolan Long, are already there, attempting to unload a dead body. Then a pair of ghost hunters, Josh Spencer and Katie Cross, show up as well to investigate.

Shortly thereafter, the two Billingsgate sisters, Carlie Mullinax and Christa Simmons, enter the stage, none too happy with the newscasters.

Then … and the first scene isn’t even over yet!

With four slamming doors and a set of creaking stairs, you never know who, or what, is coming from where. Most of the time, neither do the characters in this fast paced comedy.

For an enjoyable evening in the “spirit” of the holiday, come and join us in the SMHS auditorium for this laugh a minute thriller for all ages, “Don’t Try To Wake Him, Hand Me The Shovel.”

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.

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.”

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)

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.

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 please call 456-4212.