Vista Gatherings – October 28, 2014

County Republican Women’s Club to meet

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will have their monthly meeting Nov. 6 at 5 P.M. at the Republican Headquarters located at 539 West Ave. in Crossville.

They have a web site at for further information. This is a very important meeting as they will be electing new officers for the next two years so your input is very important to them.

They are a group of conservative ladies who are involved in community service projects as well as being great friends.

Memory Loss Care Group meets Nov. 13

The next Memory Loss Care Group meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 13 at 11 AM. at the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church- Fellowship Hall. (Please enter on the porch side of the church.)

One concern they have as a support group is to ensure the caregivers receive helpful information from speakers as well as support to avoid physical and mental stress.

Often there is a need just to talk with someone, so this month Carol Donalson of the Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County will be the speaker.

This non-profit Christian organization has been used to provide counseling services in our community to those needing help dealing with many different challenges.

Under the umbrella of dementia there are 70 different aspects or diseases affecting the brain. Brain disease is no respecter of persons so it is important to learn all we can to help those who come across our path.  Brain disease does not just affect families but the community.

Whether you are a caregiver or have a loved one or friend with dementia, they invite you to join us and benefit from information provided at each meeting.  They encourage questions and sharing at the meetings.

Contact Magaret Brant 931-337-9630 or e-mail [email protected] for additional information.

Glade Hospice Auxiliary Mistletoe Market set

Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary invites you to spend time at our booth at the Mistletoe Market Place on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Convention Center.

All things Christmas tree will be for sale.

Are you tired of dragging out, setting up, and decorating that large clumsy Christmas tree each year?

The struggle is over! They are offering you a choice of  over 20 trees of 3 to 4 feet in height lit and fully decorated by Auxiliary members and local organizations.

Many more Christmas tree themed items such as jewelry, Christmas aprons, hand painted wine glasses as well as wine bottle covers, and children’s lollypop trees. Each is unique and one of a kind, many are specially “themed” to show off your interests or tickle your fancy.

Come visit the Hospice Auxiliary’s one and only Christmas Tree Wonderland and “Rock Around the Christmas Tree” with your special purchase.

All proceeds will support Cumberland House, the only residential Hospice facility in Cumberland County. Hospice of Cumberland County is the only not for profit hospice in Cumberland County.

Hospice Auxiliary Meeting November 3rd

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be meeting Monday, Nov. 3 at 3 P.M. in the Social Hall of the St. Francis Catholic Church, at 7503 Peavine Road.

All current and new members are encouraged to attend.  Guests are especially welcomed to attend to learn about the fund-raising mission and work of the Hospice Auxiliary.  Please feel free to call Shirley Wilkinson, Membership Chair, (456-0032) with questions or for more information.

The meeting will begin with refreshments at 2:30 P.M. and the business meeting to follow at 3.

Current on-going projects include the sale of Auxiliary cookbooks, “Caring and Sharing,” for $10 each and sales of beautiful porcelain angel ornaments for $20 each.

Writer’s Group to meet

The Inspirational Writers group will have a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 3 at 9 A.M. at the First National Bank of Tennessee in Crossville.

Speaker for the luncheon event is Barbara Nugent, teaching on writing memoirs. A regular sharing and critiquing of our writing will also take place. Guests are welcome.

Members and guests are encouraged to write about a special memory: how I met my husband,a funny event, a trip etc. Keep it 500 words or less.

More information? Call 456-4523 or e-mail [email protected]  First timers always welcome.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet November 11

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 pm.

The meetings are held at the 127 Senior Center located at 1460 South Main Street (Highway 127 South).

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.  Visitors and guests are welcome.

Contact Mike Puhl (456-0397) or Franc Conner (337-1247) for information.

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, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Nov. 1 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.

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.

Mark Your Calendar, important meeting

Mark your calendar for Nov. 13, 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, Dec. 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., that began on Sept. 17, and ending on Nov. 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.

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.