Vista Gatherings – October 23, 2012

FOL makes donation to Imagination Library

Cumberland County Imagination Library was honored to receive a $3,200.00 donation from the Friends of Art Circle Public Library at their recent meeting in October. Representing Imagination Library was Board Member, Jim Oswald.

The Imagination Library offers one free, age appropriate book each month to Cumberland County children from birth through the age of five registered in the program.

The Friends of the Art Circle Library donation is critical to the success of Cumberland County’s Imagination Library.


Plateau Photography Club meets on Oct. 25

At the next meeting of the Photography Club, we will be exploring “Bokeh” or “creative blur” in photographs.

Intentionally blurring the background and/or foreground can lead to some pleasing artistic effects.

In addition, those involved in the downtown Crossville photo walk will bring a few of their best shots to share and discuss. As usual, we will meet on the fourth Thursday, October 25, at the Fairfield Community Church at 1 P.M.

They are a special interest group of the Plateau PC Users Group and visitors and prospective members are always welcome. For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 931-484-6920.”


Elks host Friday Fish Fry on Oct. 26

The Elks Lodge is serving their famous Fish Fry on October 26 from 4 to 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, they 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 they have limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated.

They are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are noon to 9 P.M., Monday through Saturday.


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.

Commodity distribution set for Thursday, Nov. 1

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for Cumberland County, Thursday, November 1,  from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. at the Crossville Community Complex.

Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities.

UCHRA does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.


Roane State offers meeting about school

Want to begin college in January? Roane State’s Oct. 30 meeting will help you get started.

Anyone interested in attending Roane State Community College in the spring 2013 semester is invited to an information meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the college’s Cumberland County campus in Crossville.

The meeting will cover how to apply for admission, how to apply for financial aid, and information you need to enroll in classes. Spring classes begin Jan. 17,  2013.

The meeting will be held in the Learning Center from 5 to7 P.M. Visitors can drop in anytime to get the help they need to start college.

For more information, contact the Cumberland County campus at 931-456-9880 (press 2 for main office).

The campus is located at 2567 Cook Road in Crossville. For driving directions, visit


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.


Neighbors & Newcomers meeting on Oct. 25

The October 25th Neighbors and Newcomers meeting will be held at the Fairfield Glade Methodist Church on Westchester Rd.

Forte’s will be catering the meal. Dr. Op Walker will tell Ghost Stories to put us in the mood for Halloween.  A collection of monetary donations will be taken for the purpose of purchasing turkeys for local families in need.

Reservations can be made by calling Robbie Corbin at 931-456-2790 or Barb Fenency at 931-707-8121, please leave a message if no answer.  Reservations can also be made via email at neighbors and [email protected]  Please be sure to make or cancel your reservation by October 19.


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.


Weight Loss Challenge

The next round of Weight Loss Challenge classes will be starting, Thursday, October 25 at 6 P.M.

The group will meet each Thursday evening for eight weeks. There will also be a weekly class on Monday evenings beginning on October 29 at 6:30 P.M.

All participants will receive personal coaching, free metabolism testing, nutrition education, group support to cheer you on and best of all, we have lots of FUN!

The cost to join for the ENTIRE 8-week program is $30 and the top three losers will take home the cash. Average participants lose 30lbs and 30 inches during our eight-week class.

For more information, location and to pre-register, please call Margie Krivy at 931-707-1308. Space is limited, so be sure to call early to reserve your seat.


“The Ghostchasers” presented at SMHS

“Stone Memorial High School Panther Tales Players” will present the play “The Ghostchasers” by Tim Kelly, October 26 and October 27 at 7 P.M. at Stone Memorial Auditorium.

This spoof of spooks takes place in the Hangtown Asylum for Extremely Tense Poeple, where a poltergeist has taken up residence.

For a delightful evening filled with fun, laughter, and an occasional scream for all ages come and join the cast of patients and “normal” people as they try to catch that ghost!

Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.”


Light ‘N Lively dance scheduled for Oct. 26

The Light “N” Lively Dance Club will meet on October 26, at the Multi-Purpose room on Lakeview Dr., Fairfield Glade.  The committee would like this to be a very scary event, so wear your costumes and share in the fun.

The music for the evening is provided by Frank Byars. The tunes begin at 7 P.M. and end at 10 P.M.

As always this is a BYOB event with water, ice, coffee and dessert provided by the club, please feel free to bring your own snacks.

Guests and time share members are most welcome. The cost for the evening is $10 per couple or $5 for singles.

The host couples for the evening are Jim and Jenny Lamb (931-484-5991) and Tom and Anne Marano (931-787-2192).


11th Annual Stamping on the Plateau Workshop

Attention all you little elves – the annual Stamping on the Plateau Christmas Workshop is even better this year with lots of new ideas, door prizes, snacks,etc. The workshop will be heldon October 26 and 27.

The schedule is: Friday, Oct. 25 at 9 A.M. or 1:30 P.M. and Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 A.M. Carol Heath, Cindy Mayer, and Theresa Wagner will help you make some beautiful and unique items. Be sure and get your reservation and/or pre-payment in by October 15 to ensue yourself a seat.

The price is still $20 per person. Please pay by cash, check or through PayPal.  You may contact Brenda Preuss (931-456-6648) or e-mail her at; [email protected] with any questions. Checkout her website at: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…


Garden Club Meeting moved to Oct. 24

The October meeting of the Fairfield Glade Garden Club has been moved to October 24. Please make a note of it, if you are planning to attend. This month’s guest speaker will be Art Landrigan from Arcy Acres. He owns and operates a 74 acre farm on the southern edge of the Cumberland Plateau.

The farm has grown in recent years from a ‘Choose & Cut’ Christmas tree farm to a nearly year round Agritourism operation.

The farm expanded its operations to include a nursery and garden center facility offering a wide variety of trees, plants, flowers and vegetables. Art will be sharing his expertise on the “Use and Care of Evergreens, Christmas Trees and Shrubs”.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24 from 9:30 A.M. to 11 A.M. (doors open at 9 A.M.) at the Fairfield Glade Community Church at 521 Snead.

The Club welcomes anyone interested in gardening to attend our meetings which is normally held on the third Wednesday of each month. If you are interested in joining, membership is only $15 per year.

For more information, contact Margaret Brant 931-484-9747.


Medicare Class slated

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare?  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is hosting class for those entering the confusing world of Medicare on October 26th from 1 to 4 P.M. at the Art Circle Library in Crossville.

Classes will consist of training on Parts A, B, C & D, as well as Medigap policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud.

SHIP is a federally funded program administered locally through the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability and provides free and objective counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.

To enroll in the class, please call SHIP at  1-877-801-0044.


Youth Villages seeking foster parents

Youth Villages is looking for caring people in Crossville and the surrounding counties to become foster parents to children who have suffered abuse, neglect, abandonment or other issues and need a home.

These children need families who will care for them until they can return to their birth families or an adoptive family is found for them.

Candidates should be single or married adults over the age of 25 and living in the Cumberland County area who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents. Training classes will begin in October.

For more information about upcoming training classes or how you can change the life of a child, contact Matthew Clement, foster parent recruiter at 931-525-6905 or [email protected]


Free Medicare Part D help being offered

SHIP Representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at Fairfield Glade Resident Services in the Elk Valley Health Services Building located at 7014 Peavine Road on October 22 and 29 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 15 until December 7.


40 Days of Prayer set

Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, FFG, TN will be sponsoring the 40 DAYS of PRAYER Vigil, from Friday, September 28 through Monday, November 6, in conjunction with praying for our nation and the upcoming national election on Tuesday, November 7.

The church will be open for prayer from 9 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. seven days a week during that 40 day period.

If you desire to come earlier in the morning or some evening, please call the church at 931-456-2525 to make arrangements.


Save the Date!

Remember this date and time: October 26 from 4:30 till 9 P.M.

That’s when Fairfield Glade Rotary Club will present its 22nd Annual Benefit Auction and Casino Night.


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, at Fair Park Senior Center.


What if someone you care for has a mental Illness?

Classes are being offered for family and friends of individuals with a major mental illness on eight consecutive Thursday evenings, 6 to 8:30 P.M., that began on September 13, and will be ending on November 1.

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.

To register call Wanda Hepburn at 931-484-9104.


Concert scheduled

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 set to resume

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. Participants are asked to bring a large hand towel and their own weights, if possible. A limited number of 2, 3 & 5 lb. weights will be available for those who do not have them. It is not necessary to sign up ahead of time.

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


Wildwood Stable

Wildwood Stable is hosting a celebration of the Legendary Sycamore Tree on October 29 at 3 P.M. The tree is located in Fairfield Glade at 7705 Chestnut Hill Road at the intersection of Chestnut Hill and Westchester Road. The tree has been designated as a Landmark and Historic Tree and is now on the Tennessee Historic Tree Register. Please join us to celebrate the rich heritage of the tree and the Center Family in Cumberland County. For further information please call 931-704-5510 or 931-484-3733 for directions.