Vista Gatherings – September 2, 2014

Sexton to speak

State Representative Cameron Sexton will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Upper Cumberland Chapter of the Military Officer Association of America (MOAA) quarterly membership meeting.

The meeting will be Tuesday, September 9th at 11:30 A.M. at Shoneys on Hwy 127 North in Crossville. This will be a Dutch treat luncheon and guests are welcome.

For reservations, please contact Mark Pfaffenroth at (931) 707-2718 or [email protected]


Korean vets meet Sept. 10

On Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center is the time and place of the next business meeting of Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association.

Uniforms are preferred (almost mandatory!!), however come as you are if your uniform is out to lunch.  Guests are always welcome!  For additional information and/or driving directions you may contact Cmdr Bob Johnston at 931-484-8798!

The annual picnic is scheduled for Saturday, September 27, at the St George Marina; 12-4 p.m.  cost is $7.50 per person with all the trimmings included.  Guests are always more than welcomed at this event—come as you are and get to know us and what we are about!   Payment for this event is necessary at this meeting in order for the amount of food and drink to be available.

The Veterans Day color Guard will also need to be confirmed at this meeting!

Looking forward, the annual Christmas Party will be on the planning agenda!


American Legion to meet September 6

American Legion Post 163 will hold its regular monthly meeting on Saturday September 6 at 10 A.M.

All members are welcome and urged to attend. Come at 9:30 A.M. for coffee.

In the future all Post 163 meetings will be held on the first Saturday of the month unless otherwise posted.  American Legion Post 163 in located  on South Main St., look for the big anchor.  The Ladies Auxiliary will meet at the same time.

New prospective members are welcome. For information call: 788-3842 or 456-7642.


NARFE to hold picnic

Members and guests of Cumberland County Chapter 1719 of The National Association of Retired and Active Federal Employees Association (NARFE) are invited to the annual Red, White and Blue Picnic.

The event will be held on Tuesday, September 9,, at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church Pavilion at noon.  The club will provide hamburgers, brats and drinks and each family is asked to bring a dish to share and their own table service.

Ellie Kellermann (Vice President) and members Gina Grikis and Joyce Shelton have planned a fun event and ask that attendees wear red, white and blue attire to add to the fun.

Reservations should be made by callng 287-0321 or email [email protected]  Alternate contact is 707-5636 or email to [email protected]  Be sure to tell Joyce or Wyonne how many will attend and what category your contribution will be.  Needed are desserts, veggies, salads and baked beans.

Alzheimer’s Chair, Mary Scudder, will have a display and update on this important national project.

All government employees, active and retired, are invited to attend.

They meet on the second Tuesday of the month (except for January and April) and have interesting and informative speakers and programs.  Chester Bush, President, can be reached at 484-0331 for more information.


AARP offering driver safety program

The AARP Smart Driver Course, a classroom refresher course designed for older drivers, will be offered at the Art Circle Public Library, 3 East Street, Crossville

The eight-hour course will be given in two consecutive morning sessions on Thursday, October 9,  and Friday, October 10,  from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days.  Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

Through a grant from Toyota, AARP Driver Safety collaborated with the nation’s top experts in mobility, aging, technology, and vehicle and driver safety to develop the AARP Smart Driver Course, which was launched on January 1.

Pre-registration for the course is required.  Call Julian Kmiec, a volunteer AARP Driver Safety instructor, at (931) 484-9027 to enroll.

Cost for the class is $15 per person for AARP members, or $20 per person for non-members, payable by check to “AARP” at the first session.  Class size is limited, so call soon to procure your place in this valuable class.

Contact Information:    Julian Kmiec,  AARP Instructor, (630) 947-5486 (cell).


Kinseekers meet Sept. 4

The next KINSEEKERS meeting is scheduled for September 4, at 1 P.M. at the  Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr.

Everyone is who is interested in genealogy is invited to to our monthly meetings.  This month Cathy Tipton will discuss Collateral and Cluster Genealogy: No Man is an Island.

Their meetings are open to everyone who is interested in genealogy (the why’s, the how to’s or the where to go’s) . If you decide to join the group it only costs $10. for the year.  Any questions, feel free to contact Erin at 456-8367.


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


Charity motorcyle ride slated for Sept. 20

The United Fund 2nd Annual Charity Ride on September 20 offers motorcyclists an opportunity to experience the beginning of fall while supporting the Cumberland County United Fund.

Starting at Tommy’s Motorsports at 550 Crabtree Rd with 9 A.M. registration, with the ride to begin promptly at 10 A.M.

The route will be announced that morning, the ride will include beautiful scenery celebrating fall on the Plateau,  not to mention you can feel good about helping the United Fund’s 36 partner agencies.

Proceeds will benefit the United fund’s partner agencies they provide programs and services that touch lives right here in Cumberland County.

The cost to join the ride is $10 per person.  Please register  by September 19 or you can register the day of the event. Registration will begin at  Tommy’s Motorsports lot at 9:00 am.  There will be prizes and a gourmet hot dog bar following  the ride.


3rd Annual Plateau Alzheimer’s Walk set

Alzheimer’s Tennessee is planning a walk on Saturday, Sept 13, at the Carl T. Duer Soccer Complex.

There will be fun and activities for adults, kids and pets.  Registration is a 9am, Opening ceremonies at 10 A.M. with the Walk at 11 A.M.

Please consider participating individually or with a team.  All funding raised stays here in East Tennessee.  For more information go to


Spay-Ghetti” Time

There’s still time to enjoy the ever-popular Wags and Whiskers “Spay-Ghetti” fundraising event at Genesis Italian Grille on Interstate Dr. in Crossville.

Tickets are good for lunch or dinner anytime in the month of August and include Genesis’ great spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread and a drink.

Tickets are $10, with the proceeds going to help provide low-cost pay/neuter of dogs and cats in the community.  Wags and Whiskers has funded over 8,600 of these surgeries so far but needs help reaching their 2014 goal of over 1,300.

Tickets are available at the Bed and Biscuit Kennel off Peavine Rd., Happy Hound Realty near the Peavine Rd. Dollar General store and at the Duplicate store on the four-lane at Chuckles Dr.

For more information, call 931-788-2201.


Last chance dance set

Saturday, Sept. 6,  will be the last Hebbertsburg Community Center Dinner/Dance of the season.

The dinner, home-cooked spaghetti and meat sauce, with bread and a beverage, is just $6 a person.  Desserts and additional beverages $1.

They start serving the meal at 5 P.M. (CDT) and the music and dancing is from 5:30 to 8:30.

There is an admission donation of $3:00 for adults, while children 16 and under are free. The monies collected are used to pay the band and for general maintenance of the Community Center.  All the workers are volunteers.

The entertainment for September 6 is being provided by the ever popular City Lites. Marty Gibson from Cookeville (guitar and vocals), Flavie Miller from Sparta (guitar and vocals), Glen Holverson from Crossville (‘talking’ saxaphone) and Wade England from Crossville (drums) specialize in classic country, easy rock, bluegrass, jazz and soft waltzes; actually, they can play whatever you ask for.

The Hebbertsburg Community Center is located about 5 miles north of the 4-Way Stop on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade. Follow the signs to the Y in the road with the house in the center; take the left fork about a city block and you’ll see the blue Community Center building on the left.  Any questions?  Call Carolyn at 931-707-7837.


Hunt set for Sept. 5

The 2014 Fairfield Glade Treasure Hunt is set for Friday, SEPT. 5TH. Have a fun evening solving puzzles and figuring out clues. The Hunt is limited to 20 cars with 4 people per car. Call information below on what to bring.

The cost is $24 per car. For more information or to make reservations CALL: Mike/Susan Spitler (707-0452) or Larry /Connie Dove (250-1013). Make Checks payable to Susan Spitler and mail to 223 Lakewood Dr., Fairfield Glade,TN. 38558. Please Register by Aug. 29,2014.


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.


Volunteer Coin Club to Meet September  9

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, September  9 at 6:30 P.M.

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.


Plateau Corvette Club sets meeting Sept. 4

The Plateau Corvette Club invites all area Corvette owners to its monthly meeting held on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 P.M.

The meeting location is at the Crossville Outlet Mall at 228 Interstate Drive.  The meeting room is on the north side of the outlet.

Join them and meet new people as events are planned that all Corvette owners can enjoy.

For more information contact Coy Watson at 459-4976, or visit their web site at


New Englanders needed

“Save the Date”, Tuesday, October 7 — that will be the next New England Fall Picnic at St. George Marina Pavilion 4 to 7 P.M.

Join us for some clam chowder and other fine New England fare (catered)!

More details to follow.

To get on our list, send us an email: [email protected]  or, call Bob: 287-0456 or Ken: 287-0199


Fairfield Glade Treasure Bible Study planned

A new women’s Bible study will be starting on September 3 from 10 to 11:30 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church.

This will be a 12-week study on the book of Romans. This study is open to any woman, regardless of church membership, so come and join them as they discuss all the vital topics the Apostle Paul addresses in this very important New Testament book.

If you have any questions, please call Nina Prigodich at 707-0285.


Homesteads Apple Festival Crafts Show Applications Available

Homesteads Apple Festival in Crossville, TN is now taking applications for artists and craftsmen for the Sept. 27 and 28, 2014 Homesteads Apple Festival Crafts Show.

Spaces are 12 ft. X 12 ft. and cost $50.

Applications can be downloaded at  or can be requested by calling 931-456-9663.

Show is limited to only artists and craftsmen who handcraft their merchandise.  Application must be received before deadline of August 29.

Let’s all keep it one of the best libraries in Tennessee.


Apply for Ms. Senior  County Pageant 

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2014.  Ms. Senior Cumberland County  “Age of Elegance” Pageant.

This year’s ladies will be judged on Philosophy of Life, Evening Gown, Interview, and Community Involvement.

Wednesday August 27, 2014.  Applications are currently available at the Fair Park Senior Center, located at 1433 Livingston.

The contest is held during Senior Day at the Fair.


Pioneer Day announces Entertainment Sign Up

The 30th Annual Pioneer Day is looking for Musical singers and groups for this year’s outdoor stages.

Country, Bluegrass, R&B and Gospel, there are few spots still open.  The event will be held on Saturday Sept. 13th.

Please contact Tina asap before the spaces fill up, at 484-7416.