Pioneer Hall celebrates 130 years of history

Pioneer Hall Museum in Pleasant Hill is celebrating the opening of the Pleasant Hill Academy 130 years ago. Exhibits can be found in each room on each floor of Pioneer Hall. Hours are Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, 2 a.m. - 5 p.m. For special tours/groups, call 277-3111 or 277-5226. Donations are appreciated.


HHM Fabric Sale set for July 31

Helping Hands Ministry is having a fabric sale on Thursday, July 31 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 4188 Suite B Peavine Rd. Crossville 38571. Notions will be on sale, too. Volunteers will help you find the right color thread and other accessories.

Helping Hands Ministry is a non-profit 501( c) 3 organization that makes many items from donated yarn, fabric and craft materials. Most items are donated to other local charities like Plateau Pregnancy Services and Bread of Life. Sale of fabric we can’t use and crafts helps  pay the rent and utilities. We are partially funded by VEC and Hometown Help. We are open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and some Fridays. Pick up yarn to start helping us make warm caps and scarves for next winter. There are no dues and individual classes for knitting are held on Mondays. We can always use more talented volunteers. Call us at 707-8606.

It’s Spay-ghetti time again

It’s time again for 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 spay/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 of 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 788-2201.

N&N needs school supplies

This school year, Neighbors and Newcomers will be partnering with the First National Bank of Tennessee in Fairfield Glade to collect school supplies for Crab Orchard and Pine View Schools. There will be collection bins at the First National Bank of Tennessee and the Fairfield Glade Community Center. Either drop off your items at the designated places or bring them to the September meeting. They will then be distributed to the schools. Now is the time to shop as all the stores are having school supplies on sale, and as an extra bonus, Aug. 1-3 is a tax free weekend! These schools have a lot of needy students and will appreciate anything they receive.  

Our first meeting of the year will be on Sept. 25 at the State Park Lodge. So, happy shopping and let’s help these students out and get them all excited for the start of another school year!

Annual Rummage Sale set Aug. 1

The Elks annual Rummage Sale will be held Aug. 1 from 8 to 5 p.m. and Aug. 2 from 8 to noon, located at 1145 Genesis Rd., Crossville. Enter through the back door. Parking is available behind the Lodge.

Celtic Sampler Program Aug. 1

Aug. 1 at noon in the Cumberland Meeting Room, Celtic Circle, a local group of Americans celebrating their Celtic heritage, will sponsor a Celtic Sampler Program. Bring your lunch and join them. Award-winning Irish step dancer Katelyn Dunn will regale everyone with her dance. Terri Utsey will perform Irish and Scottish songs. Shannon Duncan will sing in Gaelic accompanied by the harp and bodhran. Susan Strange will play bagpipes. Find out how to look up a family clan. After the performances there will be a fairy door workshop for teens/adults and special activities for kids. Call 484-6790 for more information.

PPS car show on Aug. 2

The fourth annual car show benefitting Plateau Pregnancy Services will be Aug. 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. in downtown Crossville. There will be door prizes, a swap meet, a Hot Wheel derby and model car contest for the kids and a grand prize big screen TV donated by Crossville Heating and Cooling. Cars, trucks and bikes are welcome. There is a $10 suggested donation per vehicle, with trophies to be awarded. There will be food, live music, crafts and vendors and more. For more information, call Leslie Sadowski at 787-6598.

Gun safety class for women offered

A women’s gun safety class will be offered during the annual Gun and Knife Show to be held Aug. 2-3 at the Cumberland County Community Complex. Basic components, proper handling and basic operations of handguns will be taught (this is not a carry permit class). There will be a variety of handguns available for demonstration during this class. To reserve a spot, call 788-1267. Seating is limited. The class is only available for women ages 18 years and older. This two-hour class will be Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. in the Country Store.

GOP Women’s Club meets Aug. 4

The August meeting of the Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will be held on Monday, Aug. 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please note the change in regular meeting date. Be prepared to vote on several issues and discuss the upcoming Holiday Craft Show. Bring a friend.

Corvette Club meets Aug. 7

The Plateau Corvette Club invites all area Corvette owners to its monthly meeting on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Crossville Outlet Mall at 228 Interstate Dr. 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 website at

Kinseekers meet Aug. 7

There was a last minute schedule change for the July meeting, so if you wanted to hear Gene Stone’s talk and you thought you missed it — you are in luck! Here is your chance to hear it.  Kinseekers meeting is set for Aug. 7 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, Gene Stone will present “Online State Resources for Genealogy – Beyond Ancestory” and “Family Search, Using US Gen Web, Cindi’s List for State Records Online.” Our 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 our group it only costs $10 for the year. Any questions, feel free to contact Erin at 456-8367.

Lions Club seeks new members

The Lions Club motto is “We Serve.” We serve the people in our communities with the help they need to better their lives. Do you want to join the largest service club in the world and learn how you can help?

Attend one of our Lions Club New Member meetings. The next one is on Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church Library. If you are interested in attending, contact any of the following:

Marty Smith 484-6784

Cathy Muldoon 456-9282

Charlie Straight 707-1088

Elks Veterans Picnic set Aug. 16

The Elks Lodge will once again host its 12th annual veterans picnic Aug. 16 from noon to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Dennis and Sheree Long will be provide music for this event.

This affair will be taking place at Robin Hood Park just inside Fairfield Glade on Peavine Rd. about seven miles from I-40. Watch for the signs.

They will be serving all-you-can-eat hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fix-ins plus sides of potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw and homemade desserts for $9 per person. To quench your thirst, they will have beer, soda and water for $1 each.

Tickets are on sale at the lodge. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Third Sunday they are open from 9 a.m. to 6 pm.

RSVP for Ohio Picnic by Aug. 2

Response for the Ohio Picnic, set for Saturday, Aug. 16 at St. George Marina Pavilion, has been disappointing. Your response is needed by Aug. 2 in order to determine if the event should be canceled due to lack of interest.

Please contact Kathy Schreier at 937-901-6401 or Ami Latine at 484-2129 with questions or comments.

‘Change my attitude’ Aug. 19

 Please join us (men and women in small groups) for a Bible study “Lord, Change My Attitude,” by James MacDonald. An 11-week study starting Tuesday morning, Aug. 19 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or Thursday evenings 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting Aug. 21. Register online at or at Central Baptist Church, 1346 S. Main St., Crossville.  484-8426. Cost of materials – $15.

One Step Beyond luncheon Aug. 21

One Step Beyond’s luncheon for August will be at noon on Thursday, Aug. 21 at Legends in Fairfield Glade. Weather permitting, we may sit outside. To attend, call Ron Hochheiser 210-4393 or Jane Webb, 484-6420 on or before Aug. 18 for your  reservations. You can pay by separate check or cash. One Step Beyond offers a warm and friendly get-together for senior singles who are widowed and/or divorced. The club meets every other month at a different restaurant where we gather for lunch and good company. Mark your calendar and plan to join us at Legends this month.

Play Mah Jongg  Aug. 23

A Ladies Mah Jongg Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Fairfield Glade Multipurpose Room. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the tournament beginning at 9 a.m. There will be several rounds of games, each game to be completed within 15 minutes. Cost is $26, which includes breakfast snacks, lunch and cash prizes. Please send your registration check to Gail Zydlewski, 110 Knights Way, Crossville, TN, 38571 by Aug. 9. Make your reservation early to ensure your seat.

Any questions please contact Lachricia Hunt: 484-0993, or Gail Zydlewski: 200-0768,

Deadline for Senior Olympics signup is Aug. 25

The 2014 TN Senior Upper Cumberland District entry forms are now available. Deadline to enter is Aug. 25 in ordered to participate in the games which will be held in our district Sept. 8-19. You can pick up and return your forms at the Fair Park Senior Center or enter online at For more information call 484-7416.

Hebbertsburg Dinner/Dances

Hebbertsburg Community Center Dinner/Dances are held the First Saturday of each month, through Sept. 6. Dinner is $6, (usually spaghetti) and is served from 5 p.m. on. Dances are held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The admission fee is $3 for adults, children 16 and under are free. Call Carolyn at 707-7837 for more info.  

New York State Picnic set Aug. 30

The annual New York State Picnic will be Aug. 30 at the St. George Marina Pavilion in Fairfield Glade from 2 to 6 p.m. This year’s Coney Island theme will feature multi-ethnic foods that they are sure will delight everyone, plus a few additional surprises. Great food, entertainment and prizes will be the agenda for the day.  All NY’ers and guests are welcome to attend. Stay tuned for more details.

Marathon Pinochle starts in September

Want to meet new people, old friends and enjoy playing pinochle? Now is the time to enroll for the 2014-’15 season. Play begins in early Sept. and ends next May.

We play single deck with the opening bid of 16, dealer gets stuck at 15.

Games are scheduled monthly (but can be played at any mutually convenient date for you and your opponent). Each team plays nine games, which are alternately at your or your opponent’s homes. Cost per season is $11per person, $22 per couple which covers prizes and club expenses. Prizes are awarded at a catered luncheon in June. Details will be provided at a later date.

We have a lot of fun and are always glad to meet and compete with new members. Get yourself a partner (friend, spouse, significant other), and sign up soon. Send your name(s), address, phone and E-mail contacts and a check made to Laurie Kreskowiak to Laurie at 24 Belvadere Ln., Fairfield Glade,TN 38558.

Any questions? Call Laurie at 484-2123 or John Moritz at 456-2290.

FFG Treasure Hunt set Sept. 5

The 2014 Fairfield Glade Treasure Hunt is set for Friday, Sept. 5. This has always been a fun evening for those who enjoy puzzle solving, figuring out clues or just having a good time. The treasure hunt is limited to 20 cars with four people per car. Participants will gather at the Druid Hills Golf Club parking lot at 5 p.m. on the night of the hunt. There they will be given a set of clues and an explanation of how the hunt is

to be conducted. All clues will lead to a certain destination in FFG, with a total of 10 clues to be solved. The final clue will lead participants to a secret destination where food and beverages will be served and prizes awarded to the three top finishers. Participants should bring a Fairfield Glade site map, USA road map, a map of Europe with country names and capitals, pencils with erasers, something to write on (clipboard), flash lights or headlamps, and a cell phone if you have one.  

Smart phones can be very helpful. The cost is $24 per car. Call your friends and neighbors and make arrangements for a fun evening. 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.   

All money and names must be in no later than Aug. 29.

Illinois Picnic set Sept. 6

If you are a former resident of Illinois plan on attending the Illinois picnic this summer, scheduled Sept. 6 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the St. George Marina. Please call Mary Hall at 707-8314 for more info.

Yard sale donations sought

Wags and Whiskers needs non-clothing items for its Sept. 12-13 yard sale. Proceeds will benefit their low-cost spay/neuter program. They have “fixed” more than 8,600 dogs and cats so far, and need help raising the funds to meet their goal of over 1,300 this year. Since they do not have a resale shop, they depend on this once-a-year event to help them with funds in the fall. To make arrangements to drop items off, or to request for items to be picked up, please call 788-2201.

Holiday craft show set Oct. 9-10

Crafter and shoppers alike, mark your calendars for Oct. 9 and 10 for the second annual holiday craft show sponsored by the Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club. It is open to all and will be Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cumberland County Community Complex in the large exhibit building located at the fairgrounds in Crossville. Art and crafts will be available for sale, as well as Southern cooking and baked goods. For more information, contact Johanna Wentworth at 456-8590.

Mistletoe Marketplace vendors wanted

Mistletoe Marketplace vendors: don’t miss this early opportunity to reserve your space now for the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club annual Mistletoe Marketplace on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The marketplace will be held at the Village Green Mall and the Fairfield Glade Conference Center, in the center of Fairfield Glade on Stonehenge Dr. off Peavine Rd. This is a great opportunity to sell your quality wares at this pre-holiday, well-attended event.

Vendor fees for the show are $65 per booth space. Full details of costs, booth sizes, and an application are available at the FFG Ladies Clubs Web site: Just click on “club events” and follow the instructions.

Revenues from fundraising events are added to our philanthropic funds. The generosity of the Fairfield Ladies Club is well-known throughout the community. To find out more about the Mistletoe Marketplace, please call Karen Boyer at 456-5911.