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Annual Football Issue Gospel Singing Fundraiser A special thanks to Billy Dyke for once again providing football previews for our 8th Annual High School Football issue. This year’s previews include the following high schools: Anderson County, Clinton, Oak Ridge, Oliver Springs, Maryville, Farragut, Hardin Valley, Powell, Coalfield and Karns. Previews of the upcoming UT Volunteer and Tennessee Titans are also included in this issue. Enjoy. Billy Dyke is a native Knoxvillian. He graduated from Bearden High School in 1977 and from the University of Tennessee in ’83 with a degree in Communications Broadcasting. He has spent most of his career in media with stints both on-air and in advertising sales at WATO radio Oak Ridge where he was radio color man and then play-by-play announcer for

the Wildcats football and boys and girls basketball teams in 1983-84. He also worked covering local sports at “The Oak Ridger” newspaper and was assistant sports director at WTVK TV-26. Billy was Assistant General Manager of the Knoxville Blue Jays/ Smokies from 1988-94. Then was an account executive at WVLT TV 8, WTNZ Fox 43 and even published his own preseason high school football magazine “The East Tennessee Prep Football Preview” from 2004-06. Billy is engaged to Lisa Pendergrass of Fort Walton Beach, Florida and lives in West Knoxville. He has a daughter (Jessica) living in Chattanooga and son (William) who is a pilot in the USAF living currently in Cheyenne, Wyoming with his wife Kala. Billy currently works as an account executive at Lamar Outdoor Advertising in Knoxville.

The Oliver Springs Historical Society presents the 1st Annual C. S. (Sonny) Harvey Gospel Singing on Sat. August 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm. This event will take place at the former Beech Park Activity Building on Butler Mill Road, Oliver Springs; this is an annual fundraiser for the Historical Society for the restoration of the Oliver Springs Museum and Archives.

each person is encouraged to bring a canned food item to benefit the Oliver Springs Community Ministry.

Local talents that will take the stage for an exciting night on singing are: Crimson River, The Walker Family, Dudley Evans Family, Forever His, Ladies of First Baptist Church and Kim Griffin and others. There is plenty of parking and the building is handicap The admission is free but accessible

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My Adventure in Vonore, Tennessee When I travel, I often go with a group, such as the ORICL trip in last month’s column, or I travel with my husband, my daughter, or a friend, but sometimes I like to go off on my own, which is what I did in July. I invited my spouse, but he didn’t feel like going so

I set off by myself and had a great solitary adventure. My adventure was a trip back in time to learn about the first people who lived in our state, the Cherokee Indians and the soldiers at Fort Loudon. The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum and Fort Loudon State Park are located in Vonore on TN 360, about a mile off TN 411S. Although one comes to the state park first, I went to the Sequoyah Museum first. After all, the Indians were here when the soldiers arrived. The self-guided tour at Sequoyah begins with archaeological displays about the different ages from the Paleo-

have them fixed that way so fourth graders will not be starting and restarting them constantly. After spending a lot of time on the archaeological side of the museum, I came to the displays about Sequoyah Indian Era of 10,000 BC when and the Cherokee alphabet. the earliest known humans Sequoyah was the son of a in Tennessee lived in caves Virginia fur trader. His mother and were nomadic hunters and continues with displays of the Archaic Period, the Woodland Period and the Mississippian Culture. I have been reading a novel about an archaeologist so I found all of the artifacts and information even more interest- was the daughter of a Chering. They had audio phones okee chief. He married a where one could listen to Cherokee woman and was a Cherokee myths, but most silversmith by trade. He and were not working when I was other Cherokees helped Genthere. Several video and au- eral Andrew Jackson fight the dio displays played over and British in the War of 1812. over continuously, but, un- After he came home from fortunately, it was somewhat the war in 1814, he began distracting to try to listen to to make symbols that could one when others a few feet make words and taught his away were playing. The little girl Ayoka how to make hostess said that a lot of area the 85 symbols. In 1821, affourth grade classes come to ter 12 years working on the the museum so I guess they new language, he and Ayoka

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introduced his syllabary to the Cherokee people. Within a few months, thousands of Cherokee became literate. “Never before, or since, in the history of the world has one man, not literate in any language, perfected a system for reading and writing a language.” The final displays are about the Trail of Tears. As mentioned above, the Cherokees helped Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812, but when Jackson became president, he ordered the “Indian removal” from the southeastern states. There is a 55 minute film that visitors to the museum can watch, but that was a bit too long for me. There is a gift shop with books and souvenirs and authentic Native American crafts. Museum admission is $3 for adults, $1.50 for 6-12, $2.50 for seniors. I walked outside and saw the replica of a Cherokee cabin, the framework for a round house, and the Cherokee Memorial, the common burial site of re(See ‘Vonore’ on page 5)

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Vonore (Continued from page 4) covered remains of former l8th century Cherokee towns along the Little Tennessee River before the Tellico Reservoir was filled. I sat under the covered picnic shelter and had my snack lunch while enjoying the lovely view of the lake and distant mountains. I drove back to Fort Loudon State Park, a 1200 acre historic area on the shores of Tellico Lake. There are thirty

picnic sites with grills at each table, a 50 feet long, handicap accessible fishing pier, and five miles of moderate trails that loop around the park which is open from 8 am until sunset. I saw people swimming in the lake before I went into the Visitors Center, which closes at 4:30 pm. It has an exhibit area with artifacts from the French and Indian War and an auditorium that features an award winning, 15 minute video on the history of the site. There’s also a bookstore and gift shop which reflects the colonial theme of

Visions Magazine, August 2013, Page 5 into more history, but it was once a log fort, a teaching factory, and a trading post. “Much of what is now known as Tennessee was signed over by the Cherokee at the Blockhouse.” One can imagine what it was like as you stand on the actual ruins and look out at the beautiful view During the French and Indian that is probably very similar to War (1754-1763), the British what the Cherokees and solcolony of South Carolina felt diers saw. threatened by French activities in the Mississippi River By now, I had spent several Valley. The fort was built to hours traveling back in time, counter the threat and to only snacking for lunch, so I help ally the powerful Over- was hungry. I turned off 411N hill Cherokee Nation in the fight against the French and to guarantee trade would continue between the Cherokees and South Carolina. During the fort’s four year existence (1756-1760) relations between the British and Cherokee broke down and the Cherokee captured the fort and its garrison in August 1760. (And after seeing the film, I don’t blame them.) Fort Loudon. A sudden downpour occurred just as I started to walk back to the reconstructed fort so I perused the books and Jamestown blown glass, but I was strong and didn’t buy anything. The rain soon stopped and I walked back to the fort.

Each month, the park presents Garrison Weekends, a time when the daily lives of the men, women and children of Fort Loudoun are recreated for the public. On these days, park visitors will find living history re-enactors in costume. These weekends start at 10 am and end at 5 pm on Saturday and 2 pm on Sunday. On August 10-11, they will present 1760: Cherokee Victory at Fort Loudon. On Sept. 7-8, an Eighteenth Century Trade Fair will be reenacted. On the same September weekend, the Sequoyah Museum will hold its 22nd Annual Fall Festival with vendors, Cherokee dancing, music, storytelling and more. Parking will be available at both sites and a free shuttle bus will run between the two. Admission to each is $5 for ages 13 and up, 12 and under admitted free. After leaving the park, I drove to the Tellico Block House, which is said to be in “a state of stabilized ruin.” I won’t go

at the sign that said Tellico Marina and Restaurant. My meal at the Dockside Restaurant was delicious: grilled whitefish, baked potato and salad. It was too hot to sit outside on the dock, but a booth by the window provided a good view. My server was great. She even offered me a to-go cup to take my drink with me. I think that is the first time a waitress ever offered to do that for me. When you are by yourself, a little kindness like that means so much. It ended my adventure on a sweet note.

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Powell Playhouse: The Newest Venue for the Arts Three years ago, retired Powell High School drama teacher Nita Buell Black decided to use her experience and talents to bring a much needed outlet for Powell’s arts culture. At the age of 76, Nita embraced the challenge

to come: The Powell Playhouse. From teaching drama in Powell for 35 years, Nita knows her community and knew what it needed and wanted. In the beginning, it was just

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donations, some official paperwork, and a successful first season, a new tradition was born. Today, the playhouse has at least 150 supporters. Nita said that they didn’t really need to ask for donations, the community just volunteered and gave selflessly. The Jubilee Banquet Facility on Callahan Road also helped by opening their doors to the community’s endeavor by providing the space and the catering. It became the perfect marriage of entertainment and food, of giving her town a venue for her and some of her drama creating dinner and a show. drama, music, and visual art students that pulled it togeththat will be around for years er. But after some generous Their first production was in June of 2011. The playhouse strives to have an event every month and their most popular show to date has been Steele Magnolias. Nita said they actually had to turn people away because the shows sold out. They have put on other favorite plays with fantastic set designs and talented actors to bring favorites such as The Odd Couple, The Night is my Enemy, and,

called “Singing in the Neighborhood.” Nita says that they In August of 2011, the play- are a Christian group and all house hosted their first vi- the entertainment they like to sual arts and music event. provide is something for the Thirty-three artists participated by renting booths to display and sell their work and eleven musicians signed up to perform making the event another success for the new community whole family. In January they venue. The playhouse will host a battle of the Bands. be hosting another Arts and This year’s battle consisted Crafts Show on November mostly of jazz and bluegrass the 2nd. The cost for artists is musicians. $25 for a booth. Admission to the event is free. Nita says the playhouse is not just running on local interSince music is a big part of est anymore, but that they are the spirit of the Powell Play- getting a large response from house, on August the 10th, outside of Powell as well. Acthey will host a gospel night (See ‘Playhouse’ on page 7)

Nichelle Nichols performed as a singer with Duke Ellington.

Playhouse (Continued from page 6) tors, artists, and musicians from Oak Ridge to Maryville are answering the call of the Powell Playhouse and participating in this fast growing venue. Audience members are also arriving from all over the area to see what Nita and her group of supporters is offering. The playhouse sends visitors back to their own communities talking about Powell. At this time, Nita would like to appeal to all talented people in the area to come audition for their October performance of Driving Miss Daisy. The cast is small, requiring only three actors: One woman to play the part of Miss Daisy (played by Jessica Tandy in

the 1989 film), one man to play the part of Miss Daisy’s son (Dan Akroyd’s part), and one man to play the part of Miss Daisy’s chauffer (Morgan Freeman’s role). Auditions take place at the Powell Library on Emory Road on August 15th and 16th from 3:00 to 5:15.

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Music Arts School continues to offer opportunities for those individuals interested in learning to play an instrument or for any current musician wanting to learn a few new As president and director of skills. Visit their website at The Powell Playhouse, Nita Buell Black said, “It’s been a wonderful ride and something The Oak Ridge Civic Ballet that was needed so badly.” Association will host it’s second summer camp this year. Visit The Powell Playhouse The Summer Dance Camp at www.powellplayhouseinc. for dancers of all ages and com or call them at 865-947- abilities, and will take place 7428. You can also email in early August. Open audithem at powellplayhouse@ tions for the Nutcracker will be held on August 18. For more information please visit Pictured is a scene from the ORCBA website at www. the June 2011 production of Steele Magnolias. For further info about any of these exciting events, contact the Arts Council Office at 482-4432 or visit the ACOR website at If you have a smartphone or tablet download our free app to keep updated. Search Oak Ridge Arts Council to find the app.

About the author...

Jim Dodson is the Executive Director of the Arts Council of Oak Ridge and can be reached at 482-4432 or via his email: jdodsonart@aol. com.

Birdwell (Continued from page 12) fer. If you are not planning an event any time soon, you can have your chance to dine with Robert and his catering family at one of their open lunches that they host at their facility. It is open to the public and is an all-inclusive lunch for just $10. Like Birdwell Catering on Facebook to be in the know as to when they will be hosting one of these get-toknow-your-neighbor events.

If you are in need of a venue that can host 30 to 40 people, Birdwell Catering has that as well at their facility. Or they can deliver everything to you within a 60 mile radius. You can also ask Robert to put you in touch with photographers and musicians to entertain your party. Whatever your event needs are, Birdwell Catering is your one-stop-party-shop. You can call them at 865-482-8990 and they are located at 182 Midway Lane in Oak Ridge.

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A Schedule of Upcoming Local Events As I look back over the past year with the Arts Council of Oak Ridge, I would like to list a few of our organization’s accomplishments as we work hard to be this community’s leader in arts advocacy. 1. With our first meeting, we successfully elected a slate of officers providing strong and effective leadership for our organization. 2. ACOR’s volunteer webdesigner Bryan Robertson produced and regularly updated our new web site www., thus keeping the community better informed of the performances and exhibitions of its eight member organizations. 3. ACOR developed a free “app” using mobile technology to provide another venue to keep the community informed.

4. A monthly column was initiated in Anderson County Visions Magazine highlighting events occurring from the ACOR member organizations. 5. ACOR presented at meetings of both Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce’s Youth Leadership Oak Ridge and Leadership Oak Ridge classes this year. 6. ACOR successfully updated its by-laws to reflect current practices within the organization. 7. The ACOR office gallery hosted over seven exhibitions including: system-wide elementary student art exhibition, three photography exhibitions, system-wide art teacher exhibition, and two professional artist exhibitions.

web-site at www.artscounor our new Local Arts FREE APP for smartphones and tablets for updates on cancellations. Other opportunities to enjoy entertainJim in Anderson County this Dodson ment August can be experienced 8. ACOR developed and suc- from one of ACOR’s member cessfully implemented the organizations, each bringing first Tribute to the Arts event a unique offering. which recognized and rewarded those truly unique The current Oak Ridge Art organizations and individuals Center’s exhibition entitled in our area for their contribu- “From All Sides” opened on tions to the Oak Ridge Arts Community. 9. ACOR sponsored a performance by The Air Force Band at ORHS on July 1st. 10. ACOR was successful in signing another Secret City Sounds contract with the City of Oak Ridge to coordinate concerts by five terrific bands bringing entertainment to the Pavilion stage during the spring and summer. 11. The Arts Council of Oak Ridge and the City of Oak Ridge again partnered for the most successful Secret City Festival to date. So I would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers and board members for the countless hours they contribute to ACOR and to our community each and every day ensuring that Oak Ridge and Anderson County maintain the quality of excellence in the arts which we are famous for in this part of Tennessee. Looking ahead to August, please put on your calendars the next two concerts in the Secret City Sounds line-up. On Friday, August 9 “Soul Candy and The Traffic Jam” and on Friday, August 16 “Soulfinger” come to Oak Ridge to perform at the Pavilion behind the Oak Ridge Civic Center. All concerts begin at 7 pm and in the event of inclement weather you can check out the ACOR

June 15 and will run through August 11. The exhibition covers a variety of approaches to figurative work with the human form and has been well attended and received. Planning and preparations are underway for “Open Show 2013”, a juried mixed media exhibition by regional artists which will open on September 14. Entries will be accepted Wednesday through (See ‘Arts’ on page 11)

One of the fattiest fishes is salmon: 4 ounces of the delectable fish contains 9 grams of fat.

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The New China Palace: Still Serving on Melton Lake, For Now... For years, people from Clinton and Knoxville have been drawn to Oak Ridge, specifically to eat at The New China Palace. Visitors from around the world, who come to visit Oak Ridge National Laboratory, are known to request a second visit to The New China Palace upon their return. And locals already know the value of this fantastic Chinese fare that had settled long ago on the shores of Melton Lake presenting the harmony of Asian décor among the water and hillsides.

H.F. and Sean established the restaurant that has since become a fixture of Oak Ridge culture.

The New China Palace first came to this location in 1973. Chung-Nan Chou and his wife, Fuli Chou, and children

Mr. Ren has kept The New China Palace tradition alive, “Tony Cappiello is saving but may be encountering a the New China Palace,” new obstacle. The City of Ren said. The property owner has taken over the The New China Palace is reconstruction of the site to still located at 695 Melton get it ready for Ren to move Lake Drive in Oak Ridge. in, but it will not be ready They can be reached at until the end of October. Unfortunately, the extended far surpass the price. For a (865) 482-3323. lease for The New China Palace on the lake ends at the end of August. Mr. Ren said he has tried to get another two month extension from the city, but has been denied. His business would suffer too much from being closed for two months, so Mr. Ren is still hoping for a negotiation or a miracle that will keep his livelihood going through the year.

At the end of February 2013, Chung-Nan and his wife retired from the business and sold it to their long-time employee and manager, Cheng P. Ren. “I am keeping it going,” Ren said. “Same menu, same recipies, same prices, same staff.” He has also maintained the same high quality the restaurant is known for.

Business Review

Melissa Bishop Oak Ridge owns the building on Melton Lake and has leased it to the owners of New China Palace over the years. The lease has run out and Mr. Ren has plans to move the restaurant to the new location on Central Avenue in the old Village Inn building.

Things are up in the air for the beloved restaurant, but

at least until the end of August, The New China Palace is serving at the Melton Lake location with the same food locals and visitors have come to love.

$6.95 lunch, you are treated to your choice of soup (I recommend the hot sour because it is complex and unique to China Palace) and the House Special of beef, chicken, and shrimp in a The portions and quality still light sauce, accompanied by fried rice and egg roll. The New China Palace is still dedicated to cook-to-order hospitality, because it stays true to the essence of the dish. Locals can help support The New China Palace by bringing in a lot of business during the month of August. A good month can help see the owner and staff through the upcoming transition.

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It’s Kickoff Season in Oak Ridge wholeheartedly. As Law often says, “Volunteers are the life blood of the Playhouse.” There is an endless variety of tasks for them to do. Live theatre keeps your mind and your reflexes sharp, and many volunteers enjoy performing in the shows. Others enjoy ushering and working box office, building and painting sets, making costumes, acting as dressers, locating or creating props, assisting with lighting and sound efLike the football team, the fects, and/or stage managPlayhouse has a great team ing. of volunteers who support it Over the years I have volunteered for several different things at the Playhouse. The The month of August signals the beginning of the Oak Ridge High School football season, an exciting time for local sports fans, but another important season kicked off in July--the 71st season of Oak Ridge Playhouse. Led by Managing Artistic Director, Reggie Law, the Playhouse turns out top-notch, fully staged productions with a full-time staff of only three professionals.

Judy Jabber Judy DiGregorio first task I ever did backstage was to help paint part of a set. Someone pointed me to a can of gray paint and told me to grab a roller hanging on the wall. I had done very little painting and never used a roller. Not wanting to bother those already sloshing paint with great enthusiasm, I pried the lid off the can and dunked the end of my roller into the paint. The roller did not exactly fit, but I got as much paint on it as I could before I began rolling it on a large piece of particle board. Luckily, the show’s technical director quickly noticed what I was doing. When he stopped

laughing, he grabbed a pan and showed me how to pour the paint into the pan and dip the roller into it. That method worked much more efficiently. I have also worked as a dresser for several shows, not a difficult job if you can see what you’re doing. Some actors change downstairs in the dressing rooms so you can easily help them, but some have quick changes offstage in the dark. It can be a challenge to button or snap up costumes when you can’t see clearly. Many an actor has been forced to improvise onstage while waiting for someone whose quick costume change evolved into a slow costume change. The following sample of dialogue usually clues the audience what might be going on behind the scene: “I wonder where so and so is. What can be keeping them??? ”

Volunteering at the Playhouse requires only as much time as you can give. No matter what your interest, you will encounter a friendly group of volunteers and a spirit of camaraderie. And you can take pride in creating another fantastic show at the Oak Ridge Playhouse. Come on down and support the arts in your community. Sell tickets, help with props, or paint the set. I will personally show you how to use a roller and pan.

About the author... Judy Lockhart DiGregorio is a local humorist and speaker and the author of Life Among the Lilliputians, Memories of a Loose Woman, and Jest Judy (CD). This column is reprinted from Life Among the Lilliputians with permission of Celtic Cat Publishing. Email Judy at

A “fruit machine” is the British term for a slot machine, or “one-armed bandit.” 3:00 PM. Hop on the music chairs or blankets for outdoor train as we perform a family- seating around the Performfriendly concert ranging from ing Arts pavilion; there is a (Continued from page 8) Thomas the Tank Engine paved area for wheelchairs Friday, August 14 – 16, from to Polar Express to Eduard as well. The Community 9 AM to 5 PM and Saturday, Strauss’s Bahn Frei (Fast Band will perform a variety of August 17, from 1 to 4 PM. Track!) polka. Come early music featuring swing, jazz, All artists are welcome and for pre-concert activities, and movie themes, Broadway, encouraged to participate. come dressed in your railroad marches, and novelty pieces. The prospectus is available finest to join our costume pa- Razzleberry’s Ice Cream Lab on the Art Center’s website, rade. Train whistles allowed! will be in the park to sell cool by calling to request one, or Our own “conductor” will lead refreshments. For more inforby visiting the galleries at 201 you on a journey of fun musi- mation visit the band’s web Badger Avenue. For more cal times! site at or call information on this upcoming 865-482-3568. exhibition and other Art Cen- The Oak Ridge Community ter Activities, call (865) 482- Band will perform Sunday The Oak Ridge Playhouse 1441 or visit the website at evening, August 4, 7:00 p.m., production of THE MUSIC at A.K. Bissell Park, 1403 MAN was an overwhelming Oak Ridge Turnpike. This is success! Playing to sell out The Oak Ridge Civic Mu- a free concert, and you are audiences this was one of sic Association presents: invited to join the crowd for a the most engaging musicals I A Free Family Concert, “All casual and relaxing summer have seen. This August, the Aboard” scheduled for Sun- evening of excellent musical Oak Ridge Playhouse offers day Sept. 22, 2013 @ ORHS, entertainment! Bring lawn its own version of the Tony Awards. The 2013 GEORGIE AWARDS, created to honor outstanding performances from the previous season, and officially named the George Spelvin “Georgie” Award. Who is George Spelvin and why did we name an award after him? An old theatre tradition, “George Spelvin” (sometimes “Georgina” or “Georgia” for actresses) is pseudonym actors often use when an alternate name is needed, for various reasons, for billing in programs. The name is also often listed in playbills to not tip off an audience that the character is eventually unseen in the


Visions Magazine, August 2013, Page 11 Byline Loses Its Thrill: Making Money with the Words You Write,” led by Jennie Ivey, on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9:30A.M. – 4:00 P.M. at the United Way of Anderson County Office, 161 Robertsville Rd, Oak Ridge, TN. For more information on becoming a member of the Tennessee Mountain Writers please go to: Remember how exciting that first byline was? Seeing your name in print is fun but doubly satisfying is getting paid for something you’ve written. Whether you’re an experienced writer or just getting started, this workshop will help you to: • Focus on subjects you want to write about • Find markets that pay • Tailor your writing to fit those markets • Quit giving your writing away • Expand your reach The Tennessee Mountain • Get paid to talk about the Writers present “When The (See ‘Arts’ on page 7)

play. The “Georgies” are a people’s choice award, with the audiences, specifically Playhouse season subscribers, determining the winners. Ballots were sent out with season tickets in May and June, with all performers who played leading, supporting, and featured roles in 2012-2013 Mainstage productions being eligible to receive votes. The winners will be announced and presented beautiful statuettes at our Annual Membership Party on Friday, August 16 at 6:30 PM. Playhouse subscribers and volunteers are invited to the event, which includes a retrospective of the 20122013 Season, presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award, announcement of Jr. Playhouse Scholarship and more. For more information, visit or call 865-482-4999.

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In 1893, Chicago hired its first police woman. Her name was Marie Owens.

Birdwell Catering: Your Celebration Super Heroes When you’re planning an event, whether it is a wedding, a conference, or a family reunion, there is so much to think about. Planning starts with location and next on the list is always food. But then there are also supplies, tables, dishes, maybe music or photography. Usually the event planner is

running from place to place to organize it all. Wouldn’t it Business be nice if there Review was one business to rescue you from Melissa the planning chaos? Well, there is; Bishop Birdwell Catering can save the day! is centered around excellent food for all occasions. “We Robert Birdwell, serve everything from prime his wife Jackie, rib to bologna sandwiches,” and their crew of Robert said. Whatever the ocprofessionals can swoop in casion calls for, Birdwell Cawith their family business that tering serves the best. Robert is a chef who has worked in the restaurant business in Atlanta for many years and also at the well-known Bogartz in Knoxville. He bought the catering business in 2012 which was then called Manny’s Catering. That first year, they took the title of “Best Caterer” in the 2012 Best of Anderson County. Food is an art form for Robert and he gets his artistic standards from his parents, two prominent Knoxville artists. His father, Robert Birdwell, is a painter with works displayed at the Knoxville Museum of Art. His talented mother, Ann Birdwell, is a retired Knox County art teacher. The art of creation is a part of the process in the catering business at Birdwell. Birdwell Catering has a steady stream of lunch clientele from the Oak Ridge

National Laboratory, but they are now gearing up for the party season. From October weddings to festive Holiday celebrations, Robert and his crew are set to provide food

Children’s Hospital of East Tennessee. Anything that helps kids, the Birdwell donates their time and food.

for guests to rave about as well as tables and cloths, chairs, china, and a full bar. Birdwell Catering has a full liquor license and can provide the spirits. They can even host a wine and cheese tasting party for those who want a smaller, more casual adult party.

have prepped Birdwell Catering to serve to a wide range of dietary needs and preferences. They can supply a gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, or any food allergy-friendly menu. Birdwell does not let food restrictions detract from an excellent party.

Their main clients at ORNL

Your curiosity may now be Birdwell catering has been piqued for a taste of what this busy with children’s groups super party supplier has to ofas well such as Girls Inc. and (See ‘Birdwell’ on page 7) Fantasy of Trees, benefitting

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Many prominent Frenchmen, including 18 kings, share the name Louis.

Summer is Winding Down As Summer winds down we have a lot of vegetables and fruit to freeze or can if we are lucky.

time to pick. You name it - it seems we have them even with other houses nearby. They must not be afraid of humans because they are always here. I tell my husband he sure feeds a lot of critters! The low cholesterol pound cake included today is delicious and easy to make and would be very good with sweetened peaches over it.

A family of coons took out our corn patch as they had done several years ago. The little masked bandits can be very destructive. Looked like a bulldozer had gone through during the night! There are so many wild animals where we live it is hard for many things Our daughter and son-in-law in a garden to survive until are returning on the long flight

Let’s Cook! Mary Cox from South Africa as I write this. I’m hoping they can give me some recipes to share that they enjoyed during a five-day Tree House Safari in Kruger Park. All meals were to be prepared from African recipes. Curry is a favorite spice for dishes over there. Our son-in-law was born and reared by missionary parents in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) They now reside in Jo-Burg, S.A. Pound Cake Vegetable cooking spray 2-1/2 cups sifted flour 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup margarine, softened

3 egg whites OR 1/2 cup frozen egg substitute, thawed 1 TBS. pure vanilla 1 tsp. almond extract 3/4 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 8 oz. carton low-fat vanilla yogurt Spray bottom and sides of an 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 3-inch loaf pan. Dust with 1 tsp. flour and set aside. Cream sugar and margarine at medium speed on mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg whites; beat 4 minutes at medium. Add vanilla and almond extracts. Beat on low speed.

Mix 2 cups milk and 1 cup sugar in double boiler and bring water to a boil. (I just use a sauce pan and watch it carefully.) Blend 3 beaten egg yolks* and 2 heaping TBSP. corn starch; add to mixture in double boiler. Boil until thick, 3-4 minutes, stirring to prevent lumping. (I use a whisk.) Remove from heat and stir in 4 TBS. butter, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. pure vanilla, and 1 cup angel flake coconut. Cool and pour into a baked 9-inch pie crust. Can be topped with a meringue or whipped cream garnished with coconut.

*Add a few tablespoons of Combine 2-1/2 cups flour, the milk and sugar mixture to soda and salt. With mixer on the eggs and beat in before low, add to creamed mixture adding them to the rest of the alternately with the yogurt. Begin and end with flour mix- (See ‘Recipes’ on page 50) ture. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Don’t over bake. Let cool in pan 10 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool. Southern Cole Slaw 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 TBS. sugar 1 TBS. cider vinegar 1 tsp. each salt and pepper 5 cups shredded cabbage Put first 5 ingredients in bowl and whisk until smooth. Add cabbage to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour or up to one day. Good with barbecue. My husband always wants a coconut cream pie instead of a cake for his birthday. I use a favorite recipe that I have had for years. It came from Mountain View Hotel in Gatlinburg. The hotel was torn away to make room for a parking garage. Great meals were served at the hotel - what a loss! Coconut Cream Pie

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Only about 30 percent of teenage males consistently apply sun protection lotion when going poolside,...

The “snood” is the fleshy projection just above the bill on a turkey.

You expect this question to come from a waitress at the restaurant. You expect to hear it from your favorite bank teller. You are not surprised to hear it from someone who works in the aisles at the hardware store. On occasions I have heard it from nurses at the hospital who realize I was lost while trying to locate a patient’s room. Recently, at two separate places, I encountered this question in such a way it stopped me in my tracks. I know sometimes I think about things in deeper ways than I should. But I could not help it this time.

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“May I Help You?” The “I” was not a bank teller. The “I” was not a clerk. The “I” was not a nurse. The astounding “I” was a machine! Since when do machines identify themselves with an “I”?! Is it just me, or is there a visceral reaction in everyone else who walks up to a machine, and after you touch the screen, it says, “May ‘I’ help you?” Since when is a machine allowed to speak in personal terms with a first person pronoun?

Let us think together a moment what has happened here. And believe it or not, I believe moral/spiritual values are at stake. This furtive May I help you?” development in our society glosses over some vital isThe “I” was not a waitress. sues that are core regarding

Spiritually Speaking Dr. Curtis McClane who we are. The first vital issue is regarding the role of machines in our society. Since the Industrial Age (Beginning around 1800) and the invention of the steam engine, life has never been the same. The challenge for every generation since then has been to keep machines in their proper place. A certain amount of dehumanization occurs when one’s life is lived around what the demands of machines dictate. We all know this. Think of all the machines we possess as families and how they unfortunately seem to define or fill up our free time. A broken lawnmower needs fixing. Something is wrong with the cable and computer hookup. The water line on the refrigerator breaks. The leaf blower quits. Just add your own list of machines and their built in obsolescence and you get the picture I am drawing.

The second vital issue has to do with convenience. This has become an in-grained value of our culture. Convenience stores of all shapes, sizes, and purposes dot the landscape and cityscape. Convenience is such a deeply held value now because time is a commodity. Time is money. We do not want to get loaded down with something that will cost us time and is inconvenient. Perhaps this explains why so many people shy away from responsibilities—time is involved along with inconvenience when we try to live a responsible life. I am just as guilty as the next person, but I can look back on my life and see that the

value of “convenience” afforded by machines has not been the ingredient responsible for some of the most amazing memories of my life. This is because relationships lived within the context of events are not convenient. We hate to go out of our way to do something. We even hate to put the car in reverse and go out of our way! But we need to challenge this value of “convenience” and replace it with commitment, responsibility, relationships that are all inconvenient! The third vital issue is how to handle the limitations. The (See ‘Help You’ on page 47)

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“E” is the most frequently used letter in the English alphabet, “Q” is the least.

2013 Anderson County Mavericks Preview Assistant Coaches: Gary Terry, Jon Chadwell, Matt Slone, Shawn Cross, Duane Terry, Tony Braden, Russ Gillum, Aaron Bass, Patrick Jenkins

Anderson County Mavericks Colors: Navy, White & Gray District: 3 Class: 5A Head Coach: Davey Gillum Years at School: 5 Record at School: 30-20 Total Years Coaching: 8

The Anderson County Mavericks approach the 2013 high school football season with optimism not felt around the corral in many years. A year ago, after a slow start, the Mavericks earned a trip to the playoffs. A young team that got better…and healthy as the season progressed was ousted from the playoffs in round one and finished 5-6 overall. Hard lessons were learned in the heat of battle. This year’s Mavericks are

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loaded and ready to be a ma- The triggerman for this year’s with his feet. Hodge passed jor factor in District 3-5A and offense is senior quarterback for well over 2000 yards the postseason. Micah Hodge (6’0” 190). This last season and has been the starter for three years. Head Coach Davey Gillum is the consummate 2013 Anderson Co. Hodge is set to begin year four of field general and fierce Mavs Schedule his tenure and has a hard competitor! time hiding his positive out- August look of his Anderson County When Hodge looks down23 CAK H team. “We are expecting to field he will most often look 30 Grace A have a great season,” said September for fellow senior receiver Coach Gillum. “We haven’t Hunter McIntosh (6’1” 185) 6 Campbell Co. H had this kind of depth since to make the big play. McIn13 Knox Central H I’ve been here and that tosh has great hands and 20 Powell A is a luxury most schools the size to compete with don’t have. Our guys have 27 Halls A any defender for the ball. worked very hard. We feel October He also has the wheels to like we should be very com4 Oak Ridge A turn a short route into a long petitive in our district and play. Brad Strickland (6’0” 11 Open look forward to opening the 175) is another fleet footed 18 Karns H season against defending sure handed receiver ready 25 Hardin Valley A State 3A Champion CAK.” for a big year at wide reNovember ceiver. Strickland snared Part of the optimism at 1 Clinton H enough aerials a year ago Anderson County is cento amass 800 yards receivtered on Coach Gillum’s high signal caller is extremely ac- ing. Corey Morgan (6’2” 225) powered offense that has curate as a passer and is also is a blossoming sophomore scorched opposing teams for very capable of moving the ready to burst onto the Mavs years. The Mavericks spread chains and extending plays (See ‘Mavs’ on page 43) the field with capable receivers and return eight starters to their offensive attack. They have depth at all skill positions and plenty of size up front along the offensive line.

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2013 Powell Panthers Preview

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k r ) d Powell Panthers h Colors: Orange & Black . District: 3 o Class: 6A g Head Coach: Tobi Kilgore ” Years at School:1st d Record at School: 0-0 y Total Years Coaching: 7 - Overall Record: 0-0 d Assistant Coaches: Adam o Seymore, Larry Neely, - Charles Birden, Rusty Smith, ) Dustin Humphrey, Jason e Grove, Chris Steger, Cass sen Jackson-Garrison, Brent Hughes

While graduation losses were All State 2012 campaign. A plenty at Powell, the cup- tremendous competitor and field general, Owenby completed 123 of 200 passes 2013 Powell 17 of which went to the end Panthers Schedule zone. Oh by the way Owenby is also the punter averagAugust ing 35 yards per kick a year 22 Fulton H ago. Sophomore Conner 30 CAK A Sepesi (5’11” 170) is the unSeptember derstudy at QB. 6 Karns H 13 Open Owenby has plenty of talent 20 Knox Central A surrounding him in the of 27 Anderson Co. A fensive backfield. Tailback Into the void steps yet an- October Tyshawn Gardin (5’7” 160) other young enthusiastic is capable of going the dis 4 Clinton A coach, Tobi Kilgore, who tance from anywhere on the 11 Halls H comes to Powell from Cenfield with his sub 4.5 forty 18 Oak Ridge H tral High School in Fountain yard dash speed. A senior, A City, where he was defen- 25 Gibbs Gardin rushed 78 times for sive coordinator for the November 698 yards and nine scores Campbell Co. H past two seasons. Kilgore 1 last season. Sophomore also cut his teeth as an asCameron Bostic (5’9” 155) sistant at Halls and is ready board is definitely not bare as will be counted on for signifito take the next step in his enough key players return to cant carries at running back. career at a traditional gridiron keep optimism high over on Emory Road. power. Owenby has a litter of Panthers to choose from when Five starters return to a spread option offensive attack that has lit up the scoreboard for the past several years. The triggerman for this high octane attack will be sterling senior quarterback Hagen Owenby (6’1” 205). This is a dual sport star who excels at both football and baseball. Owenby is a true dual threat as he rushed 214 times for 1181 yards and eight touchdowns during an It has been a turbulent off season for the Powell Panther football program. After completing a 12-2 season with a semi-final loss to Columbia Central in the playoffs, Powell seemed destined to continue a run that saw the Panthers go 37-4 over the past three seasons. Then former head coach Derek Rang was forced to resign leaving the proud program in a lurch.

Preview Provided by Billy Dyke he drops to throw. Big Darel Middleton (6’5” 240) is a beast and mismatch for any opponent. He can outfight defenders for the football or simply run past them. Only a sophomore, Middleton has verbally committed to the Tennessee Volunteers. He snared 14 balls for 210 yards and a touchdown a year ago and can be as good as he wants. Senior Marcus Weaver (5’9” 165) is yet another speedster that is a home run threat and might be the best athlete on the team according to Panther’s radio play-by-play announcer Bill Mynatt. Weaver led the team in catches with 41 for 568 yards and four end zone dances. For good measure he also rushed 19 times for another 108 yards. (See ‘Panthers’ on page 23)

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2013 Karns Beavers Preview

Karns Beavers

as the industrious Beavers battled their way to the first winning season for the football team in 32 years. There was no encore. 2012 dawned and it was back to old form at the dam as Karns fell to a disappointing 1-9 overall record.

Then just a few weeks before preseason camp began this summer, head coach Derek Witt abruptly resigned his position and took a job teaching in Jefferson County. That event led to an opportunity for a young coach to realize a dream. Travis Tipton was named interim head coach for the upcoming season. “I’m enjoying it, lovin’ life and been busy,” said Coach Tipton in the coach’s planning room shortly after camp began. “I had a goal to do this Two years ago the Karns and am excited. I feel loyalty Beavers were a great story to Karns having been an asColors: Royal & Gold District: 3 Class: 5A Head Coach: Travis Tipton Years at School: 7th Record at School: 0-0 Total Years Coaching: 9 Overall Coaching Record: 0-0 Assistant Coaches: Rick Cathey, John Morris, Tucker Jackson, John Cionfolo, Jason Stone, Leon Gray, Josh Winters, Kelly Webb, Ryan Chesney, Dan Thompson

sistant for six years here.”

2013 Karns Beavers Schedule

August 23 Knox West 30 Hardin Valley September 6 Powell 13 Knox Central 20 Anderson Co. 26 Clinton October 4 Knox Halls 11 Oak Ridge 18 Gibbs 25 Campbell Co.


specializes and takes pride in trying to stop the opposition. “We are going to line up out of a base 5-2 defense and go old school,” said the Coach. Four starters return off last year’s defense.

Preview Provided by Billy Dyke future on defense. Massengil and Harper, who started as a freshman, are returning starters. The Beavers linebacking corps should be stout! All are seniors and have been through the wars together. Colby Huffaker (6’0” 225) is a first year starter at middle linebacker. Blake Bowman (6’0” 180) and Deonte Blair (6’1” 175) will work outside. Both have the quickness to be effective defenders and are returning starters at their respective positions.

The defensive line blends veterans and youth. Seniors Trent Massengil (6’0” A 235) at tackle and Brandon H Moats (5’10” 210) at noseA guard will be leaders up H front. Junior Devon Cherry (6’0” 240) will be the other H tackle. A pair of sophoA mores will be the defensive ends. Chris Radford (6’2” H 235) and Devin Harper (6’2” The secondary features athA 205) have really good physTipton worked his way to ical traits and have a bright (See ‘Beavers’ on page 39) wearing the head coach’s head set on Friday nights. He started as the freshman coach, moved to linebackers then became the defensive coordinator to now the head coach. “This community is excited and the administration has welcomed me as the head coach,” said Coach Tipton. “The entire staff has worked hard to get the excitement back into the football program. This is a young team. The work ethic is there. When the transition occurred, we weren’t sure how the kids would react but they’ve worked their butts off!” As a defensive coach, Tipton

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2013 Hardin Valley Hawks Preview

Hardin Valley Hawlks Colors: Navy & Columbia Blue District: 3 Class: 6A Head Coach: Wes Jones Years at School: 5th Record at School: 19-24 Overall Coaching Record: 38-68 Assistant Coaches: Rudy Furman, Paul Maynard, T.J. Weston, Mike Curcio, Matt Patillo, Ryan Craig, Jake Bishop, Scottie Dykes The 2012 high school foot-

ball season saw the Hardin Valley Academy Hawks fly through several peaks and valleys. The good news is the Hawks earned a trip into the postseason with some solid late season play. The bad news was a first round trip to Maryville and ouster to finish the year with a 5-6 overall record. As Hardin Valley begins the school’s fifth year playing varsity football, their only head coach, Wes Jones is certain about one thing when assessing his team. “We are going to be a tough, hard nosed bunch that’s for sure,” said Jones before summer preseason camp began. “We obviously have some holes to fill like everybody else but we have rugged guys returning in the trenches that are going to give us a chance to be successful.”

Seven starters return to the Garrett Curtis (6’2” 300) and Hardin Valley offense. “We senior Alex Ogle (5’10” 275). Juniors Gabe Dew and Cameron will supply 2013 Hardin Valley Hunter able bodied depth as qualAcademy Schedule ity reserves. This offensive line will be solid and be key August to the Hawks success offen30 Karns H sively. September 6 William Blount H The big uglies up front will 13 South Doyle A be charged with the task of 20 Maryville A protecting junior quarterback Nathan White (5’10” 27 Knox Catholic H 170) from harm. White garOctober nered experience a year Farragut A 4 ago to the tune of 1323 11 Bearden H passing yards and seven 17 Knox West H touchdowns. White is also a 25 Lenoir City A capable runner. His should November be even more productive 1 Heritage A this season. have experience and depth especially on the offensive line,” said Coach Jones. “We have good athletes at the skill positions they are just untested at this point.” Three senior stalwarts are back to make sure the Hawks offense flies on Friday nights. The anchor at center will be Peyton Miles (6’0” 240), who is the consummate strongman snapping the football and reading keys up front. Tyler Ruth (5’8” 205) will battle at guard along with junior Matt Howard (6’3” 230). The tackles will be junior big man

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enough passes to gain 190 yards a year ago and averaged 13.6 yards per catch. Brewer has a chance for a big season. Senior wide out Jack Defur (6’2” 215) should also excel as a pass catcher. Defur has the size to go get the football in any situation. He garnered 513 yards receiving good enough for a 14.7 yards per catch average. Defur had five touchdown receptions a year ago. Junior receiver Chandler Viscardis (5’9” 160) is another reliable pass catching target. Viscardis gained 308 yards, averaged 12.8 yards per catch and scored a couple of times. Senior Zach Luttrell will be in the rotation at receiver as well. This is a solid group and will make life White will look downfield miserable on the opposition for a fledgling group of Hawk at times. receivers capable of making the big catch. Big tight end When Hardin Valley goes to Matt Brewer (6’3” 220) is a (See ‘Hawks’ on page 22) good one. The senior snared

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2013 Clinton Dragons Preview

Clinton Dragons Colors: Orange & Black District: 3 Class: 5A Head Coach: Josh Kerr Years at School: 3 Record at School: 2-18 Total Years Coaching: 12 Overall Coaching Record: 7-23 Assistant Coaches: Rodney Ellison, Shean Jessie, Chad Deal, Eric Myers, Jesse Rodd, Pace Melvin, Jason Rhodey, Jonathan Sharp, Michael York The Clinton Dragons football program has been under construction for the past few seasons as the program has struggled through change. Clinton only has two winning seasons in football since 2000 but progress is being made. After a winless season two years ago, the Dragons

were more competitive and Like most teams in this day than we have the past two finished 2-8 in 2012. and age, the Dragons will years,” said Coach Kerr. “I’ve been impressed with the That record has not temtempo of our new offensive 2013 Clinton pered head coach Josh system. The spread will alDragons Schedule low us to take advantage of Kerr’s enthusiasm in the least, in fact, the third year August our speed and athleticism.” head coach is very excited Four starters return to the 23 Anderson Co. H about the future of his proClinton offense. A gram. “We have pride and 30 Seymour tradition here in Clinton,” September Spread offenses always 6 Oak Ridge A said Kerr. “We have potenneed a capable passer un13 Gibbs H tial and continueto improve der center. Clinton will rely as a football program. We on two unproven sopho20 Campbell Co. A should be more competimores at quarterback. Tyler 27 Karns A tive in our district and have October Thackerson (6’0” 180) is a shot at the playoffs this a dual threat QB who can 4 Powell H season. We just want to move the chains with his 11 Knox Central H continue what we have feet or live arm according to 18 Open started here, get better and his coach. Thackerson is a H play to our strengths which 25 Sequoyah mature young man and very is speed and aggressive- November good athlete. Classmate Knox Halls A ness. The kids are excited,” 1 Beau Crisp (5’10” 170) is continued their coach. “We another heady ballplayer are going to be tested early who makes good decisions but have a chance to finish spread the field offensively. with the football. These playstrong and in the post sea- “We looked better during ers must come through if the son.” spring practice on offense Dragons are to make the playoffs. The strength of the Dragons’ offense will be at receiver. A trio of senior pass catchers return to wreak havoc on opposing defenses. The receiving corps is paced by Drake Powell (6’2” 185) who combines speed and great hands to be a threat at any time of making a big play. Powell is a college prospect. Dylan Dotson (5’10” 185) is another

Preview Provided by Billy Dyke player ready to stretch the field with his speed. Aaron Bailey (6’0” 195) is one of the key leaders on the team and much improved according to his coach. Junior Jonathan Bean (5’10” 170) has good hands and is more of an invaluable possession type receiver. Freshman Javon Shepard (5’9” 170) is an exciting prospect who will make an impact this season at re(See ‘Dragons’ on page 44)

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2013 Coalfield Yellowjackets Preview

Coalfield Yellowjackets Colors: Orange & Black District: 4 Class: 1A Head Coach: Keith Henry Years at School: 5th Total Years Coaching: 25 Overall Coaching Record: 88-43 Assistant Coaches: James Bell, Jason Wilson, Jared Henry, David Stewart, Ben Jackson The Coalfield Yellow Jackets have become a traditional Class A power especially in East Tennessee. Gary Kreis had some wonderful sea-

sons during his long tenure sting with vigor this season. as head coach of the Morgan County school. Now current head coach Keith Henry 2013 Coalfield has taken up the mantle Yellowjackets and guided the Yellow Jackets to the brink of a magical August State Championship! 23 Copper Basin A 30 Knox Catholic H Last season Coalfield September finished an outstanding 6 Sunbright A season at 11-2 losing to 13 Greenback H eventual State Champion Gordonsville in the semi20 Oliver Springs A finals of the playoffs. “It 27 Open was a heck of a year,” said October Coach Henry. “We weren’t 4 Wartburg H supposed to be where we 11 Jellico A ended up because we had 18 Oneida H to replace a lot of players. 25 Chatt Notre Dame A The players, staff and the community itself were tore November up about coming up short. 1 Oakdale A We want to take that last step and have a little unfinished business to take care “Our staff has a good feelof this season. It’s a special ing about the guys coming group of good kids,” said the back,” said Coach Henry. expectations always entertaining head “Everybody’s coach of the Yellow Jackets. are high. We want to be the best! These guys have had a Bad news for all Coalfield op- good run and been through ponents in 2013! Nine start- the wars together. Now its ers return on both sides of the time to produce and take that football. The Yellow Jackets final step.” nest is loaded and ready to

Football games are won up front along the line of scrimmage. Coalfield is loaded with big uglies ready to dominate. “Our strength is up front on the line,” said Henry. “We have a ton of experience and got a heck of a lot of good players there. They are hungry and senior leaders.” Coalfield lines up in the 4-4 defense and will be anchored by junior stalwart Zach Stewart (6’4” 305) of man mountain. Stewart is a one man wrecking crew as he made an astounding 117 tackles from his spot at defensive end a year ago. Stewart is a student of the game and 4.0 student in the classroom according to his coach. The mammoth youngster has started since the 8th grade, has been All State and Prep Extra Sophomore of the Year. He had 23

Preview Provided by Billy Dyke tackles for loss and 14 sacks last season and oh by the way…committed to play for the Tennessee Volunteers over the summer. Stewart is not alone in wreaking havoc on the opposition. Senior tackle Benson Napier (6’3” 310) has also started since his freshman year. Napier is also a 4.0 student. A year ago this big fella recorded 66 tackles, 12 for loss and ripped into three sacks. Fellow senior Joe Potter (6’2” 265) is yet another returning starter. Potter corralled 51 tackles, 12 for loss and five sacks. Junior Josh Turpin (5’11” 215) will be a first year starter at end along what should be an outstanding defensive line. Seniors Jacob Jones (6’4” 250) and Ryan Bennett (6’4”210) have supplied great effort during their (See ‘Coalfield’ on page 45)

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Hawks (Continued from page 19) the ground game out of their classic I formation, they will give the ball to junior tailback Ryan Ferguson (5’9” 175) early and often. Ferguson tallied three touchdowns and 519 yards rushing last season. He averaged a healthy 5.7 yards per carry. The fullback will be sophomore upstart Joe Reed (5’10” 205), who has a bright future as both blocker and tough inside runner. Fellow sophomore Joe Defur will be the back up at fullback while senior Jordan Jackson and junior Cole Vincil have earned carries from the tailback position. Hardin Valley will have the luxury of a solid kicker when the need arises to kick the ball. Sam Pendergrast is slated to handle all of the special teams kicks as an excellent punter and placekicker. The Hawks will line up in the base 3-4 defense this season. Only four starters return

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off a unit that needs to improve to stay competitive in their tough district. “We have good size, strength and some depth up front,” said Coach Jones, “but we have a challenge ahead to replace most of our secondary.” The defensive line should be able to handle their business as the two Matt’s, Howard and Brewer line up at tackle. The noseguard is hard to handle as Garrett Curtis is the disruptor over center. Curtis ripped his Hawk talons into 38 ball carriers a year ago. Senior defensive leader and top head hunter Joseph Underwood (6’1” 205) is the man at inside linebacker. Last season Underwood hunted down 103 total tackles and six quarterback sacks in a sterling campaign. He even stole one interception. Joe Reed doubles as an inside backer as well. Ryan Ferguson played significant snaps on defense last season and totaled 20 tackles on the outside. Jack Defur should be the opposite outside line-

backer. Jordan Jackson will 4 in their first four years of see plenty of prime time ac- varsity football action. The Hawks are certainly no easy tion as a top back up. out for any opponent and that The depleted Hardin Valley will be the case this season secondary is bolstered by for sure. The schedule is the return of outstanding free absolutely brutal with road safety Chris Thomas (5’10” games at improving South175). A year ago Thomas Doyle, Maryville, rival Farraroamed all over the field and gut and a very good Lenoir made 96 tackles and broke City Panther ballclub. Home on the football well enough to snare a couple of interceptions. Senior corner Trey Branum (5’9” 155) got on 14 tackles in limited play last season. Chandler Viscardis should be the opposite corner while talented sophomore Dominique Amos (5’9” 175) has earned the starting nod at strong safety. The Hardin Valley Academy Hawks have found the air turbulent in tough District

games include the Battle of Pellissippi Parkway versus Karns, William Blount, Catholic, Bearden and Knox West. It won’t be easy for sure but Hardin Valley’s Hawks will be in the playoff mix come November. Prediction: 6-4

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f s - (Continued from page 17) . tFour seniors round out what eshould be a solid receiver -corps for Powell. Clay Leeper (6’1” 170) averaged over 18 yards per his 15 receptions. Leeper scored two touchdowns as Owenby really spread the ball around. Andrew Cox (5’10” 170) snared 23 aerials for 274 yards and three scores. Tremarius Hunt (6’1” 195) and Cody Barkhurst (6’0” 175) hope to get in on the fun at receiver. All those talented skill guys don’t get anything done without a sturdy, protective offensive line and that is where the question marks are for the Panthers offense. Four of five

starters graduated. Senior Colin Sharp (5’11” 200) is the lone returnee at left tackle. Junior Peyton Smiley (5’11” 220) is about as athletic a big offensive lineman as you will find and should thrive up front. Another junior Steven Teter (5’11” 250) has earned a starting nod along the offensive line. The other two spots are up for grabs. Senior Steven Gibbs (5’10” 235), juniors Josh Neely (5’9” 225), Tyler Irvin (5’10” 215), Brad Holloway (5’11” 300) and Tyler Weaver (5’9” 205) are all in the mix. Sophomores Cade Trusley (6’0” 235), Gavin Hicks (6’0” 230) and Blake Jekins (6’1” 240) hope to earn playing time as well. The O-line may not be big but there are plenty of willing bodies to toss into the fray.

When the offense bogs down short of the endzone, Powell will turn to senior placekicker Austin Rogers (6’1” 155) to put the ball thru the uprights. Rogers was excellent on point after touchdowns finishing 48 of 51. He was also four out of five on field goals. Big changes are on the way for the Panther defense. Gone is the 3-5. Now the defense will align in the 3-4 and only 3 starters are back off a stingy group from a year ago. Anchoring the “D” at noseguard will be senior strongman Brady Scalf (6’3” 300) of man mountain. Nicknamed the “manchild” Scalf ripped his large Panther claws into 56 tackles 12 of those for losses and recorded five sacks last season. Senior Dalton Long (6’1” 235) will be one of the defensive ends. Long is a two sport guy specializing in football and baseball. Long grabbed 32 tackles five of those for loss a year ago. Junior Cody Reed (6’1” 210) will be the opposite end and got in on 30 tackles in an injury filled campaign last season. Senior Caleb Cagle (5’8” 175), junior Devin Pincombe (6’0” 200) and sopho-

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mores Keegan Loy (6’2” 180) and Eli Hamilton (5’10” 220) will be in the rotation up front on defense. Senior Josh Singleton (5’9” 175) is the only returning starter at linebacker. He is also the leading returning tackler as he recorded 69 stops eleven behind the line of scrimmage. Senior Josh Williams (5’10” 180) and junior Hunter Wooliver (6’1” 220) will be counted on at linebacker. Wooliver is yet another baseball/football athlete who suffered an ACL injury midway through last season. Senior Drew Carter (5’11” 185) is a multipurpose defender counted on for solid play on defense. Sophomores John Lewelling (5’10” 185) and Cory Hopson (6’0” 170) have earned an opportunity to play at linebacker and perhaps special teams.

Evan Smart (5’10” 175) and senior Donnie Tillman (5’9” 170) will battle for the starting safety position. Sophomores Devon Middleton (5’9” 175), Dalton Jett (5’10” 150) and Austin Capps (5’9” 155) are in the mix for playing time in the secondary. The Powell Panthers have endured and survived a long off season and can’t wait to get on the field for the 2013 season. Although graduation hit the Panthers hard, there is plenty of offensive firepower to keep Powell up to their winning ways while a young defense finds its legs. The schedule starts with a bang with a rivalry Thursday night affair with defending Class 4A State Champion Fulton then Class 3A State Titleists CAK. District road games on consecutive Fridays will be a challenge with trips to Central, Anderson County and Clinton. Oak Ridge is a huge game as well at Scarboro Stadium in Powell. Look for the talented Panthers to compete for the District crown and ease their way into the post season.

The secondary must be rebuilt. Senior Mike Brown (5’7” 160) does return at one of the spots at cornerback. Brown is cat quick and broke on the ball well enough to defend and swat away 12 passes last season. Sophomore Dominic Moore (5’7” 145) should be the other corner. Prediction: 8-2

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2013 Oliver Springs Bobcats Preview lot of depth but the kid’s are mand the middle and be a working hard and buying into solid anchor up front. A pair of seniors are back to control the The going is tough in District what we want to do.” right side of the line. Dalton 4-A/AA high school football. Just ask the Oliver Springs 2013 Oliver Springs Hamilton (6’0” 250) will be the guard and Cory Kindred Bobcats who face rivals Bobcats Schedule (6’1” 300) the tackle. The left just about every week from side includes mammoth sethree counties throughout August nior tackle Phillip Bird (6’5” the season. Last year the 23 Unaka A 315) and sophomore guard Bobcats finished a solid 30 York H Blake Taylor (6’1” 285). Juyear in district at (4-2) and September nior Tyler Stombaugh (6’2” (6-5) overall. The best news 6 Oakdale A 210) and freshman Steven is the bulk of last year’s 13 Jackson Co. H Madewell (6’3” 210) will proteam returns looking for even more success in 2013. 20 Coalfield H vide much needed depth. This group is indeed, im 27 Open posing and Coach Brackett Coach Wiley Brackett is October would be well served to let ready to begin his eighth 4 Jellico H this group off the bus first. season as the top Bobcat. 11 Sunbright H Wow! He is excited about the 18 Oneida A season ahead. “We ought 25 Wartburg A When Oliver Springs goes to be able to compete with airborne, the QB Buck will our many rivals in the disNovember drop and look downfield for trict and compete for a spot 1 Monterrey H slot receiver Austin West in the playoffs,” said Coach (5’10” 180). West snared Brackett. “We don’t have a Oliver Springs is set at the eight passes for 80 yards and skill positions on offense. rushed 18 times for another Eight starters return from 120 yards a year ago. He will last season to line up in the multiple formation spread offensive attack deployed by the Bobcats. One of those returning starters is sophomore quarterback Brandon Buck (5’9” 160). Last season as a freshman, Buck completed 46 of 82 passes for 606 yards, 4 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. He has a strong arm and is competitive. Buck will surely improve on his passing totals this season. Townsend

Oliver Springs Bobcats Colors: Purple & Gold District: 4 Class: 2A Head Coach: Wiley Brackett Years at School: 8 Total Years Coaching: 16 Assistant Coaches: Lynden Johnson, Tony Kegley, Mike Neal, Xavier Mitchell, Eric

A pair of seniors return at running back for Oliver Springs. Eddie Stephenson (5’11” 200) rushed 68 times for 503 yards and seven touchdowns a year ago. Shawn Childress (5’8” 170) carried the ball 85 times for 551 yards and ten scores in a sterling 2012 season. Sophomore Derek Tinker (5’10” 170) is lightning quick and should add to the potent rushing attack for the Bobcats. Paving the way for those good runners will be a big physical offensive line led by sophomore center Brandon Morgan (6’3” 300), who should com-

Preview Provided by Billy Dyke surely see those numbers skyrocket this season. Senior Anthony Woods (5’10” 180) is another receiver looking to make more of an impact as he caught five passes for 32 yards last year. Senior Devon Poole (6’0” 180) should be the tight end. Junior Keith Roberts (6’0” 170) hopes to make some plays at receiver and will certainly be in the rotation on offense. Oliver Springs should be pretty dang salty on the defensive side of the ball with eight starters returning to their split four alignment. The linebackers in particular should be very active. Eddie Stephenson is the top returning tackler as he tallied 74 total hits last year from his spot as middle linebacker. Shawn Childress, who will also serve as the Bobcats punter, is back to wreak more havoc defensively at outside (See ‘Bobcats’ on page 47)

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Avoid “Cramming” for College Savings If you have children, you’re keenly aware that it’s getting close to back-to-school time. Today, that might mean you need to go shopping for notebooks and pencils. But in the future, when “back to school” means “off to college,” your expenditures are likely to be significantly greater. Will you be financially prepared for that day?

examples are hypothetical in nature and don’t reflect the performance of an actual investment or investment strategy.) Example 1: Suppose you started saving for your child’s college education when she was 3 years old. If you contributed $200 a month, for 15 years, to a 529 plan

It could be expensive. The average cost for one year at an instate public school is $22,261, while the comparable expense for a private school is $43,289, according to the College Board’s figures for the 2012–2013 academic year. And these costs will probably continue to rise. Still, there’s no need to panic. Your child could receive grants or scholarships to college, which would lower the “sticker price.” But it’s still a good idea for you to save early and often. To illustrate the importance of getting an early jump on college funding, let’s look at two examples of how you might fund a college education. A 529 plan is one way — but not the only way — to save for college. (The following

that earned 7% a year, you’d accumulate about $64,000 by the time your daughter turned 18. With a 529 plan, your earnings grow tax free, provided all withdrawals are used for qualified higher education purposes. (Keep in mind, though, that 529 plan distributions not used for qualified expenses may be subject to federal and state income tax and a 10% IRS penalty.)

college may be looming.

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George Paynter ing to save when your child was 3, you wait 10 years, until she turns 13. You put in the same $200 per month to a 529 plan that earns the same 7% a year. After five years, when your daughter has turned 18, you will have accumulated slightly less than $15,000. Clearly, there’s a big disparity between $64,000 and $15,000. So, if you don’t want to be in a position where you have to start putting away huge sums of money each month to “catch up” on your college savings, you’ll be well advised to start saving as early as possible — specifically, during the first few years of your child’s life.

Of course, given all your other expenses, you may find it challenging to begin putting away money for college. And with so many years to go until you actually need the money, it’s tempting to put off your savings for another day. But those “other days” can add Example 2: Instead of start- up — and before you know it,

authorization to move money each month into a college Consequently, you may want savings account. And, as to put your savings on “autopilot” by setting up a bank (See ‘Savings’ on page 35)

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Finding A Buyer’s Agent If you have a home you want to sell, it is wise to interview several real estate agents before deciding on the one you wish to use. We strongly recommend that you don’t just choose an agent randomly without doing a little research on their activity and reputation beforehand. After all, this is the realtor who will be listing your home, and you want to be assured that they will do an effective job at marketing your home to the buy-

ing public.

seller’s side is represented by “listing” agent—the RealMortgages the But what if you are a first-time tor whose name and number homebuyer, without a home appear on the “listing.” The to sell? How do you find an buyer’s side is represented Susan agent to work with? by the “buyer’s” agent. The same agent can actually repRuth This is what usually happens. resent both sides, but most Once you decide to purchase might prefer to go online and Realtors tend to focus on one a home, you begin to check search for homes currently or the other. In fact, some the real estate section of the on the market. agents will only exclusively newspaper, or you may pick work for the buyer or for the up some books at the real es- At any rate, when you find a seller, but not both. tate stand at the local market. home that sounds like a good If you are internet savvy, you fit, you call the agent asso- It is just as important to do your homework in order to ciated with that listing. If find the best Realtor for you, the home doesn’t quite the buyer, as it is for the work and you move on seller to find a strong listfrom there, the ing agent. Ask your trustnext agent you ed mortgage professional, contact will friends and family for most likely recommendations. be the one Once you have sevlisting the eral names, make next home an appointment you call with the realtors to about, etc. As a reask them questions. Ask sult, you will probably end about their experience, up talking to somewhere their education, their fobetween 5 and 15 realcus. Be sure you like tors in the process, and their personality and you might even accifeel you have a good dentally find one you fit before deciding to would like to work with. However, this is n o t work with them. A good realtor will appreciate such an the preferred method. approach. There are two sides to every real estate sale—the listing Since buying a home is probside and the buying side. As ably the biggest purchase a result, there are typically you will make in your lifetime, two agents involved. The doesn’t it make sense to find

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an agent who will work hard for you, one who knows the market and who has a heart to listen to the buyer’s needs and requests? Doesn’t it make sense to find your Realtor not by accident, but by design?

About the author... Susan Ruth is a Home Equity Retirement Specialist with Security One Lending in Knoxville. She may be contacted at 865-556-1327 or

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What Do New Investors Really Need to Know? If you’re starting out as an investor, you might be feeling overwhelmed. After all, it seems like there’s just so much to know. How can you get enough of a handle on basic investment concepts so that you’re comfortable in making well-informed choices? Actually, you can get a good grip on the investment process by becoming familiar with a few basic concepts, such as these: • Stocks versus Bonds — When you buy stocks, or stock-based investments, you are buying ownership shares in companies. Generally speaking, it’s a good idea to buy shares of quality companies and to hold these shares for the long term. This strategy may help you eventually overcome short-term price declines, which may af-

fect all stocks. Keep in mind, though, that when buying stocks, there are no guarantees you won’t lose some or all of your investment. By contrast, when you purchase bonds, you aren’t becoming an “owner” — rather, you are lending money to a company or a governmental unit. Barring default, you can expect to receive regular interest payments for as long as you own your bond, and when it matures, you can expect to get your principal back. However, bond prices do rise and fall, typically moving in the opposite direction of interest rates. So if you wanted to sell a bond before it matures, and interest rates have recently risen, you may have to offer your bond at a price lower than its face value.

• Risk versus Reward — All investments carry some type of risk: Stocks and bonds can decline in value, while investments such as CDs can lose Karl purchasing power over time. One important thing to keep Flatau in mind is that, generally, the For the most part, stocks are greater the potential reward, purchased for their growth po- the higher the risk. tential (although many stocks • Setting goals — As an indo offer income, in the vestor, you need to set goals for your investment portfolio, such as providing resources for retirement or helping pay for your children’s college educations.

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form of dividends), while bonds are bought for the income stream provided by interest payments. Ideally, though, it is important to build a diversified portfolio containing stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit (CDs), government securities and other investments designed to meet your goals and risk tolerances. Diversification is a strategy designed to help reduce the effects of market volatility on your portfolio; keep in mind, however, that diversification, by itself, can’t guarantee a profit or protect against loss.

ity when you begin investing, and throughout your years as an investor.

• Investing is a long-term process —It generally takes decades of patience, perseverance and good decisions for investors to accumulate the substantial financial resources they’ll need for their long-tem goals.

By keeping these concepts in mind as your begin your journey through the investment world, you’ll be better prepared for the twists and turns you’ll encounter along • Knowing your own invest- the way as you pursue your ment personality — Every- financial goals. one has different investment personalities — some About the author... people can accept more risk in the hopes of greater re- Karl Flatau is a Financial wards, while others are not Advisor with Edward Jones comfortable with risk at all. in Oak Ridge. He can be It’s essential that you know reached for questions and your investment personal- comments at 483-3643.

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2013 UT Volunteers Preview Martinez, Mark Elder, Tommy try. Thigpen, Robert Gillespie, Don Mahoney, Dave Lawson 2013 When the curtain rises on a new college football season over on The Hill at the University of Tennessee, it will mark the beginning of a new era. The Butch Jones era as the Vols open with a new head coach for the University of Tennessee third time in five years.


Colors: Orange & White Location: Knoxville, TN Field: Neyland Stadium Mascot: Smokey Head Coach: Butch Jones Years at School: 1st Record at School: 0-0 Total Years Coaching: 21 Overall Record: 50-27 Conference: SEC Assistant Coaches: Steve Stripling, Mike Bajakian, John Jancek, Zach Azzanni, Willie

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August 1 Austin Peay September 7 Western KY 14 Oregon 21 Florida 28 S. Alabama October 5 Georgia 12 Open 19 South Carolina 26 Alabama November 2 Missouri 9 Auburn 23 Vanderbilt 30 Kentucky


Derek Dooley’s three year H tenure and last year’s complete debacle of a season H are in the rear view mirA ror thankfully. Butch Jones has done yeoman’s work attempting to reconnect A with the legions of Vol fans H across the State of TennesH see and elsewhere in an A attempt to revive a proud program, one of the most tradition rich not only in the The early returns are encoursouth, but around the coun- aging as fans are charged up! The Vols staff and players have responded with a strong spring practice and summer off season conditioning program that included work with Navy seals, late night 110 yard sprints, team building and community service. Recruits have taken notice. Tennessee sits atop the re-

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either Alex Bullard or Marcus Jackson. The anchor at center is Nashvillian James Stone. Top backups keep coming with Knoxville Catholic’s Kyler Kerbyson and Bristol’s Mac Crowder in the mix. This all star group has been Jones and his Volunteers challenged to be more physiare sure to pick up Tennes- cal especially in the run game see’s 800th win on the field (See ‘Vols’ on page 30) in the opener versus Austin Peay at magestic Neyland Stadium under the lights August 30th. The bulk of the rest of the season will be a struggle but there is excitement surrounding possible upsets by the Vols as they once again rebuild the program from the inside out.

cruiting rankings in some services and by all accounts are amassing an impressive list of new players…but those athletes are for next season. What about the 2013 football campaign?

On offense, gone are the bigtime playmakers to the NFL named Bray, Hunter, Rivera and Patterson. Tennessee will be up tempo offensively and there are solid players returning to keep the chains moving. Perhaps the strength of the entire football team is the offensive line led by behemoth bookend tackles and future NFL stars Ja’wuan James and Antonio “Tiny” Richardson. The guards are sturdy returnees Zach Fulton and

Page 30, Your Home Magazine, August 2013 and get their rears north and south. Upstart Alden Hill out of Ohio got a chance in spring (Continued from page 29) and took advantage showing and could be one of the best good vision and toughness. Hill has earned an opportuunits in the country. nity to get significant carries. The big uglies simply m u s t When the Vols go airborne, protect a group of tight end Brendon Downs out young mostly untested of Tennessee High in Bristol quarterb a c k s . will see his chances to make catches increase. Heading into August Downs has shown preseason camp flashes of being a junior Justin capable receiver. Worley out of Signee and forSouth Carolina mer volleyball is the starter just player Woody ahead of talented Quinn has Floridian Nathan Petereveryone exman. Two true freshmen cited about will get an opportunity his potential as under center in Riley a tight end who Ferguson out of North can stretch the Carolina and Josh field. Former Dobbs out of Georwalk-on Joe Ayers is a gia. Dobbs may be power guy who will be the most athletic inserted into the lineup of the group, to provide solid blockall possess the ing. arm strength to get it done. Worley has The wide receivers are the edge having a huge question mark. started SEC games Not much was decided and been under ducoming out of spring ress in pressure situpractice due to injuries. ations. This position Knox Central Bobcat battle will be closely product Cody Blanc watched even after the has apparently earned season starts. snaps at receiver. Vincent Dallas has the At running back, the most experience and Vols turn to two grizzled will be relied upon veterans. Marlin Lane out of Daytona Beach is back af- to move the chains. Jacob ter a brief spring suspension Carter is another former and is steady. Rajion Neal walk-on that has earned is a great athlete and has playing time. Knox Bearden’s good speed but needs to run Devrin Young and Alton “Pig” tougher between the tackles. Howard out of Orlando are Both Neal and Lane need gnat quick diminuative slot to break more arm tackles receivers hoping to make


“Romanji” is a system of writing Japanese using the Latin alphabet. their mark. Big bodied youngsters like Norcross Georgia product Jason Croom and Drae Bowles out of Memphis have shown flashes at wide out. True freshman Marquez North out of Charlotte has shown jaw dropping ability

and Ryan Jenkins and CAK’s Josh Smith will get their chance to show what they can do. Five or six of these guys maybe more simply must come through for Tennessee to have any consistency in the passing game.

When the Vols’ fast paced offense bogs down, Michael Palardy will trot out to punt the football after showing a strong leg last season. Palardy is also slated to handle kickoffs and field goals in (See ‘Vols’ on page 31)

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proportions as the Vols defense was one of the worst in school history! There is talent on that side of the ball and new defensive coordinator John Jancek is charged with the task of resuscitating Tennessee’s proud defensive tradition. Gone is the 3-4 Jancek is bringing back the 4-3 alignment.

what could be a busy break out season for the Florida native. Matt Darr has plenty of experience and will be the back up punter. Knox West product George Bullock is in the mix along with Derrick Brodus to handle placekickThe front seven including the ing duties. front four down linemen and And what of the Volunteers’ linebackers has potential to defense. Last year’s Sal Sun- rebound in a big way. Big Dan seri experiment was a com- McCullers has slimmed down plete and utter failure of epic and is a beast inside. He is

joined by Herculean seniors Daniel Hood out of Knox Catholic and Maurice Couch at tackle. Dan O’Brien out of Flint, Michigan could be in the rotation. At end Ooltewah Owl Jacquez Smith is set for an outstanding senior season along with Marlon Walls. Corey Miller, Jordan Williams and LaTroy Lewis have all been through the rigors of SEC play and will help. True freshman Jason Carr out of Memphis and Corey Vereen from Florida have already made a move and might play up front. Tennessee’s linebackers can be outstanding. A.J. Johnson out of north Georgia is a returning All SEC performer at middle linebacker. A.J. needs to make more plays in the backfield but

Your Home Magazine, August 2013, Page 31 roams sideline to sideline on meltdown and play with consearch and destroy missions. fidence this season. Jaron Former safety Brent Brewer Toney out of Alcoa might be may have found a home at the nickel DB but there is outside linebacker along with tremendous competition for Dontavis Sapp, who was one playing time both in the secof the most improved players ondary and on special teams. during spring. Curt Maggitt Naz Oliver, Tino Thomas, Geraldo Orta returns from multiple injuries and youngsters and has all star potential at Foreman out OLB. M a g g i t t M a l i k of Kingsport, Cameron Sutton and Jalen ReevesMaybin out of Clarksville are working to get on the field for the Vols. h a s a nose for the football and arrives with hostile intentions. Greg King, Christian Harris, Kenny Bynum and John Probst figure in the rotation and on special teams. The secondary was a mess a year ago but again….has much better athletes than was evident on the field. The cornerbacks could be Riyahd Jones and Justin Coleman. Brian Randolph is back at safety after injury last year. Byron Moore and LaDarrell McNeil give the Vols quality play at safety. These guys need to forget last year’s

2012 was not fun! Butch Jones, his coaching staff and a beleaguered group of players are working like heck to set things right and restore the proud Tennessee Volunteers football program back to college gridiron prominence. There will be trials and tribulations along the way for sure but you just get the feeling this group is indeed, going to spring an upset or two this season, earn a bowl game trip for a win starved fan base and make Tennessee Football fun again. Prediction: 7-5

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Tennessee Titans Football Preview Record with Team: 15-17 Mascot: T-Rac Stadium: LP Field, Nashville Seating Capacity: 69,143

Tennessee Titans Conference: AFC South Owner: Bud Adams Head Coach: Mike Munchak Years with Team: 3rd

those phrases are true and, yes, the Titans didn’t get one It started with an honest look break in 2012 and they did in the mirror from two bright have injuries. men. But if you watched the Titans The reality is that when you play in 2012, you realize that go 6-10, you have is- bad breaks and injuries were sues and you have not the primary reasons for a issues in more than 6-10 record. one area. No one likes to hear it, To their absolute credit, Mike no one likes Munchak and Ruston Webto deal with ster did not allow themselves it, but it’s to be fooled. They spent true. When weeks looking at the 2012 you go 6-10, tape and knew changes had you simply to be made in every area. aren’t good And they made them. enough. team took in the off-season.

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Mike At this time of the year, football teams are still days away Keith from playing a game. Everyone has the same record: Some teams are seen as winless. Other teams are 0-0. undefeated. Yet perception can leave them viewed in two different When I was on the road for the first ways. six weeks of the off-season, the Titans were clearly viewed as winless. A 6-10 record left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth and that taste did not go away quickly. I t surely had not gone away when February turned to March. But once free agency started on March 12, perception started to take a 180 degree turn. Titans fans loved the aggressive approach that the


coaches and general managers act like it isn’t so, saying things like “Well, if the ball had bounced our way” or “Man, if it wasn’t for those darn injuries”. Sometimes

(See ‘Titans’ on page 33)

as “before the pasta,” its literal meaning is “before the meal.

Titans (Continued from page 32) They swapped out the coaching staff. Some good coaches who are good men departed. It wasn’t easy, but, in the eyes of Munchak, the way the message was being delivered had to change. Some good players who are good guys were allowed to walk or were cut. Again, not easy, but the salary cap dollars had to be reallocated in order to reshape and improve the overall roster. And the philosophy of how talent would be assembled would be changed. The Titans would no longer be a “draft first, then fill in with some free agents” franchise. Suddenly, the Titans would become a “by whatever means necessary” franchise. Big-money free agents to take are of glaring needs(guard Andy Levitre and tight end Delanie Walker). Veteran free agents to create competition and to change the locker room/practice field dynamic (safeties Bernard Pollard and

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George Wilson). A 2013 draft agent market would still be that went against recent con- there to fill in the gaps as they vention by drafting an offen- went. sive guard at #10 overall (AlBold. The one word for the Titans off-season. Bold. 2013 Tennessee

Titans September 8 Steelers 15 Texans 22 Chargers 29 Jets October 6 Chiefs 13 Seahawks 20 49ers 27 BYE Week November 3 Rams 10 Jaguars 14 Colts 24 Raiders December 1 Colts 8 Broncos 15 Cardinals 22 Jaguars 29 Texans

Overwhelmingly, the fans like it. A A H A H A H


abama’s Chance Warmack), by trading a ’14 draft pick to deal up in the second round for a wide receiver (Tennessee’s Justin Hunter) and by taking the best players on the board throughout the rest of the draft, knowing the free

It wasn’t all easy while it was happening, but the vast majority of Titans fans are much more optimistic about the franchise than they were three months ago. One would be hard-pressed to say that the Titans are not better today than they were on December 30, 2012. And today, Titans fans think of their team as undefeated rather than winless. And they say, “Let the season begin!” Pictured is Chance Warmack formerly of Alabama. “The Voice of the Titans” Mike Keith is in his 16th season with the Tennessee Titans. In addition to his playby-play duties, Keith hosts Mike Munchak’s weekly radio show, serves as host/executive producer of the Titans All Access television show, em-

cees all official Titans events and works closely with the 50+ Titans Radio stations throughout the region.

civic and professional groups. In 2013, Keith has already made well over 100 appearances on behalf of the Titans. Keith now lives in Franklin Keith also travels extensively, with his wife, Michelle, and speaking to countless school, their two children.

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House of Learning I have two favorite days of the year: The last day of school (freedom!) and the first day of school (routine!). I love shopping for school supplies, planning out schedules with my kids, and buying new packages of socks that are white instead of dingy gray. But the real reason I love the new school year is because it represents fresh ideas hatching, untapped potential, talents waiting to be discovered, and horizons full of opportunity. A year’s worth of days to learn and become! Education equals opportunity and those opportunities, if developed, create a self-reliant life. One in which you can give back to others.

So, how can you create an environment of learning at home? Ask Questions / Seek Answers: Curiosity, the desire to know, is at the very foundation of learning. Can curiosity be taught or are some people just born with it? My six year old was born curious, just like the monkey! His little mind is always whirli n g with questions and it doesn’t stop there, he seeks to answer them through whatever means possible. If an adult is not available with a satisfac-

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Heidi Greenhalgh tory answer, he will strike out on his own to find the answer through trial and error. As a two year old, I found him hiding in the living room toasting bread in the toaster that his chubby little hands had sawed off from a homemade loaf. The week after, he was in the kitchen chopping an entire bunch of bananas on a cutting board…with a cleaver. From his perspective, he had watched us and now wanted to learn to do it himself. I learned something as well, and locked up all the knives after that. Yes, my son is proof that some people are born with questions and the relentless drive to answer them, but it is a talent that every person, young or old, can develop if they work at it. Even if it’s not convenient, a house of learning must encourage, even embrace curiosity and as parents, we must teach our children how to do it safely with a lot of interaction from us. We should be open to new ideas, ask questions, find answers and yet cling tenaciously to time-honored values, morals and ethics.

Swap Electronics for Old Fashio Fun: That kind of heading begs for a definition of each. In our house, “electronics” includes anything involving a digital screen (yup, that includes the television too). “Old fashioned fun includes…just about everything else. Over time, things like reading, writing, playing outside, crafting, cooking, thinking and asking translate into learning, doing and becoming. In the words of my niece, “Why would I want to read a book when I can play on my iPod?” Yes, my point exactly. Why would any kid choose to read, play outside, or (gulp!) do chores around the house when they have the option to

sit and stare at a screen that requires no thought, effort or imagination? Without the option of electronics to whittle away at the summer hours, kids are wonderfully innovative, creative and imaginative. They think up all sorts of interesting things to do and games to play, but these are skills that our culture is losing and ones we must fight to hold on to. Media can be a great tool in learning, but it is also a great time waster. So you ask, “What if my kid is bored?” Who cares! The whole point of taking away mindless and force fed me(See ‘Learning’ on page 35)

seclude or hide their women from strangers is called a “purdah.”

Learning (Continued from page 34) dia is to give our kids (and ourselves for that matter) the opportunity to think up new ideas, be creative, funny, deep or thoughtful. It doesn’t matter as long as it is original. Keep a craft box handy filled with all sorts of odds and ends that they can make things out of. Pull your kids out of bed in the cool hours of morning and get them outside to exercise with you. Create a library in your home. It can be as small as a bookshelf and comfy chair hiding away in a nook or as grand as an entire room. There is something about holding a book in your hands, feeling its weight and turning its pages that is magical. It’s like holding open the window for a peek into another world, one where anything is possible. Create Order / Cut Chaos: Chaos disrupts learning, so organize your chaos (or at least create organized chaos!). As a favor, I once cleaned the house of a woman who was incredibly talented. She and her kids performed with the city opera and her brilliant husband had just landed a stint on the game show, Jeopardy. The family had just one problem, they were drowning in stuff! Their lives were in shambles, just like the house. After one afternoon in this home, the reasons were crystal clear. I spent five hours digging out the living room and found dozens of lost homework assignments, an uncashed check for $1,000 dollars, at least thirty single shoes (never a matched pair) and the kitchen table buried beneath the rubble. No wonder the kids were struggling in school. In addition to multiple missing assignments, they were hungry and shoeless! Every house needs a quiet place where kids can do homework. Keep an extra stash of notebook paper, poster board, pencils, etc. handy to avoid those an-

noying and stressful midnight trips to the store. Be available to talk with them every day about how their day went, help with homework, ask about their projects, and go on their fieldtrips. Get to know their teachers and their friends. In short, know and

care about their business. If you are so busy there is no time for chores, slow down, the return will be worth it. If there is clutter everywhere, get rid of it. Granny knew best when she taught, “A place for everything, and ev-

Your Home Magazine, August 2013, Page 35 erything in its place” because order in the home means you can find stuff when you need it. When your soul is no longer drowning in chaos you will be free to take advantage of all the learning and teaching moments that life has to offer. According to my twelve year old son, “The point of learning is so you know stuff that will be useful to you and others in the future.” Well said.

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your income rises, you may be able to increase your monthly contributions.

About the author...

Save early, save often: It’s a good strategy for just about any investment goal — and it can make an especially big difference when it comes to paying for the high costs of higher education.

Heidi Greenhalgh is a freelance writer whose work has been published both locally and nationally. She also happens to like being prepared for…whatever. She can be reached for comment at

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2013 Farragut Admirals Preview Partin, Geoff Courtney, Ste- Eddie Courtney has seen it all fan Piercy, Tom Doucette, in his 33 years of coaching. David Hawkins, Zack Allen, Ben Lye, Alex White, Eddie 2013 Farragut Wright, Gerald Robinson, Admirals Schedule Chase Scott August 22 Kingsport DB A 2012 was not a good season for the tradition rich 30 Oak Ridge H Farragut Admirals football September program. Venerable head 6 Lenoir City A coach Eddie Courtney 13 Fulton A Farragut Admirals knew the season would be 20 Knox West A a challenge but even a 3-7 27 Open Colors: Navy, Grey & White overall campaign was a bit of a surprise. The team was October District: 4 4 Hardin Valley H extremely young then. Now Class: 6A 11 Heritage H as the new season dawns, Head Coach: 18 Bearden A hard lessons have been Eddie Courtney 25 William Blount H learned on the field and the Years at School: 31 Farragut Admirals are ready November Record at School: 121-76 to be a factor again every 1 Maryville Total Years Coaching: 33 H Overall Coaching Record: Friday night during the season. Last year is in the rearview 118-69 mirror, for the Admirals its Assistant Coaches: Rusty now full speed ahead. “That 3-7 record a year ago was the worst in thirteen or fourteen years at Farragut,” said the Coach. “We have grown up as a team and are much better prepared physically to handle our schedule. They have shown up after working hard in the off season and certainly have a little bounce in their step.” Farragut competes in one of the more competitive and difficult Districts in the State of

Tennessee. Wins are hard earned but that’s just the way the Admirals and their coach like it. “We have a challenging schedule every Friday night,” said Courtney. “Its exciting! We play in front of big crowds at nice stadiums and great environments for high school football. That’s just the way the kids like it and the kinds of games they want to play in.”

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It all starts up front and the Farragut defense is ready for the rigors of bigtime high school play. Senior nose man Chris Farner (6’1” 240) ripped into 52 tackles a year ago and is hard to handle inside. Senior Anwar Al-Hussein (6’1” 235) is active as well. Al-Hussein made 37 stops from his position at end. Junior Ben Dunn (6’1” 210) rounds out a sturdy defensive line as one The Admirals are known for of the ends. their 3-5 defense and seven starters return off last The Admiral linebacking year’s unit. It’s a way to sur- corps is always fun to watch vive the rigors of differing as they come at opposing ofoffenses each week. “The fenses from everywhere and defense gives us a chance anywhere on every snap. Seto be flexible and adapt to nior Javi Rodriguez (5’8” 195) all the offenses that we play,” is the man in the middle at said Coach Courtney. “Each “mike” linebacker. Rodriguez week its different from the found 61 ball carriers and veer, option, shotgun, four made the tackle a year ago. wides, straight I formation, Senior Landon Foody (6’1” you name it we play it. Plus 210) should be the weakside we have a lot more lineback- or “will” backer. Senior Ryan er types on our teams every (See ‘Admirals’ on page 46)

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2013 Maryville Rebels Preview Nick White, Joe Robinette, Sometime in mid to late OcJeremy Russell, Ricky Upton, tober Maryville Head Coach Brandon Waters, Derek Hunt George Quarles will secure his 200th career victory as As former Tennessee Volun- the Red Rebels roll towards teer Head Coach and Col- yet another district champilege Football Hall of Fame onship and playoff appearmember Johnny Majors says ance. While Maryville lost on many occasions, “keep some great players, they on keepin’ on!” That’s exactly will simply reload and roll what the Maryville Red Reb- out of Blount County to tanMaryville Rebels els did once again in 2012 gle with all comers. completing another undefeated regular season then As usual, Coach Quarles Colors: Red & Black running roughshod through isn’t about to take anything District: 3 the playoffs. An unfortunate for granted as he looks toClass: 6A call by officials may have wards the 2013 season. Head Coach: cost Maryville another State “We definitely have some George Quarles Championship but the Red holes to fill,” said Quarles, Years at School: 15th Rebels still finished a spar- “but we have some good Record at School: 193-14 young players and are Assistant Coaches: David kling 14-1 overall. hopeful we will be right in Ellis, Jim Gaylor, Mike White, the mix once again for area and state honors.” Maryville is strong and well coached on both sides of the football but there are significant losses from last year’s state runner up team. Only four starters return to defensive coordinator Jimmy Gaylor’s 4-3 defense. “We think our secondary should be the strength of the defense with three of four starters back,”

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said Coach Quarles. “We are stops and stole four oskies. very concerned about the The safety’s will be John David Mitchell (5’10” 165) and rugged Marcus Brooks (6’0” 2013 Maryville 200). Mitchell ripped into 55 tackles and swiped three Rebels Schedule intercepts while Brooks August made 45 tackles and two 23 Webb H interceptions a year ago. 30 Alcoa A Sophomore Kelby Brock September (6’0” 150) is a youngster to watch in the defensive 6 Knox West H backfield. The back end 13 Open of Maryville’s defense will 20 Hardin Valley H be outstanding and one of A 27 Sevier Co. the best across the State of October Tennessee. Heritage A 4 A 11 Lenoir City The linebacking corps is 18 William Blount H headlined by junior return 25 Bearden H ing starter Dylan Shinsky (5’9” 170). This head hunter November roams sideline to sideline 1 Farragut A on search and destroy missions and arrives at the ball middle of our defense espe- carrier in a bad mood! Shincially at defensive tackle.” sky had 91 tackles four for loss and two fumble recovThat stout secondary in- eries during an outstanding cludes four seniors. The sophomore campaign. Fellow corners will be John Garrett juniors Ethan Dudley (6’1” (5’11” 160) and Chancellor 210) and Zack Clabough Coates (5’10” 150). Garrett (5’9” 165) will be counted on made 53 tackles and secured to come up big at linebackfive interceptions a year ago while Coates came up with 69 (See ‘Rebels’ on page 42)

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Beavers (Continued from page 18) letic senior Matt Nauman (5’11” 175) returning at one of the cornerback positions. Nauman was the starting quarterback a year ago and will fill multiple roles on this Karns team. The opposite corner should be rising sophomore Asante Long (5’9” 160). Junior Joe Faulkenberry (5’10” 165) will be the strong safety. His fellow junior Jamerial Parks (6’1” 190) will roam the back of the defense at free safety in search of turnovers. There is a bit more experience returning on offense for the Beavers as five starters return. Karns offensive philosophy this season will be to spread the field and use their speed. “We don’t have the luxury of size on either side of the ball especially on offense,” said Coach Tipton. “We have to take advantage

of our quickness to move the young man and is glad he ball.” has a chance for redemption. Bowman will be one of The quarterback will be se- the season’s captains. Junior nior Derek Parks (6’0” 185). Tyreek Davidson (6’0” 155) A true leader, tough guy and and sophomore Stedman field general, Parks’ strength Love (5’11” 170) hope to get are his legs. He is best when an opportunity to make big scrambling around extending catches at wide receiver this plays or simply tucking the season. ball and running upfield. Matt Nauman will be the back up The offensive line will be ansignal caller. chored by mammoth sophomore Zach Hodge (6’4” 300) Parks will get the ball on running plays to junior tailback Jevon Harper (5’10” 180). This youngster is ready for a break out season after a solid year as the JV running back a year ago. Junior strongman Will Smith (5’10” 200) will be the fullback capable of power runs inside and solid lead blocking. Much is expected of senior slot receiver Blake Bowman, who broke his collarbone three plays into the season a year ago. Coach Tipton expects big plays from this

Visions Magazine, August 2013, Page 39 at center. Hodge is nasty and capable of moving folks around in a big way inside. Trent Massengill returns to fill one of the positions up front on offense. Both he and Hodge are returning starters. Devon Cherry, senior Noah Parks (6’1” 205) and junior Logan Easterling (6’0” 240) should round out the starting line up on the offensive line.

berto Veljkovic (5’9” 170) will handle all the kicking duties for Karns. He has a strong leg and soccer background and should fill those important punting and placekicking roles ably.

Karns has a vibrant new coach and new outlook heading into the 2013 high school football season. Every game will be an adventure and When called upon junior Ro- struggle for a program trying to make headway. “I think we will surprise some people,” said Coach Tipton. “After going 1-9 last year, going through a coaching change when we did and all, the kids have responded well. They are mentally tough. It just blows my mind.” Expect Karns to be a tough opponent throughout the season especially at home at the R.K. Edwards Sports Complex. The Beavers just may surprise and earn a trip to the playoffs. Prediction: 4-6

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2013 Oak Ridge Wildcats Preview

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sell, Kwayu Graham, Don Ridge football has more tradi- lar season and second round his offensive outlook for this season. tion than anybody. That and of the playoffs. Colquitt, Toby Tillman

Oak Ridge Wildcats Colors: Cardinal & Gray District: 3 Class: 5A Head Coach: Joe Gaddis Years at School: 11 Record at School: 119-24 Total Years Coaching: 38 Overall Coaching Record: 258-112 Assistant Coaches: Jim Younger, Phil Thompson, Jeff Minor, Justin Pace, James Mitchell, John Spratling, Ryan Muench, Winston Rus-

In Oak Ridge, what is old is new again as an old friend returns to roam the sidelines at Blankenship Field. Joe Gaddis is back as head coach of the tradition rich Wildcat football program. He replaces the departed Scott Blade, who restored the ‘Cats to prominence but returned to middle Tennessee to be closer to family. For Gaddis, who won a State Championship in the ‘90s during his first stint as Wildcats head coach, it was an easy decision to return to Oak Ridge. “To me this town and this school is the best place to coach high school football in the State of Tennessee,” said Gaddis during our visit in mid July at his office at ORHS. “From the 1950’s to the present Oak

2013 Oak Ridge Wildcats Schedule August 30 Farragut September 6 Clinton 13 Halls 20 McMinn Co. 27 Gibbs October 4 Campbell Co. 11 Karns 18 Powell 25 Knox Central 31 Anderson Co.


the fact that former players and fans wanted me back is why I returned.” Gaddis left Peabody High School in Trenton, Tennessee to come back to Oak Ridge. Oak Ridge rolled to a District 3 Championship in 2012 with a spotless 8-0 district record and finished 10-2 overall. Both losses came at the hands of eventual State runner-up Maryville in the regu-

The coach is excited about the ability, size, strength and make up of what should be an excellent offensive line. Senior center Caleb Clement (6’1” 215) returns to reclaim his spot up front after recovering from an ACL knee tear a year ago. Senior Marcus Knaff (6’0” 260) and junior Liam Hale (5’10” 240) should be the guards. Rugged mauler Tim Grabenstein (6’2” 230) is a returning starter for his senior year at tackle while beOnly three starters return on hemoth transfer Isaac Chapoffense. “We are going to man (6’5” 300) is a junior spread the field and run the (See ‘Wildcats’ on page 48) ball,” said Coach Gaddis of Coach Gaddis’ charge is to take the proud Wildcat program to the next level and compete for State titles again….it wont’ be easy as the 2013 team is bereft of experienced players. “We have a chance to be pretty good up front,” said the Coach. “We have some talent, athleticism and speed but these guys just haven’t played in varsity football games.”

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Rebels (Continued from page 38) er. Sophomore Brian Tillery (5’10” 160) is expected to provide depth at the position. Up front along the defensive line it all starts with sterling end Dylan Jackson (6’6” 235). Only a junior, Jackson has already established himself as a major college prospect and spent the summer improving his craft on the camp circuit. A year ago the agile…and hostile defender made 62 tackles five for loss and stormed in to record three sacks. Jackson has company as all the projected

starters on the Maryville Dline are juniors. Bryce Miller (6’4” 200) should be a long force at the opposite end while John Watts (6’2” 255) and Ritchie Koons (6’3” 275) will man up at tackle. Sophomore Kyle Withrow (6’1” 250) has impressed and should find himself in the rotation along the defensive line for the Red Rebels. These guys will certainly look the part and be a force sooner rather than later. Coach Quarles is the master architect of the Maryville offense. Through the years of success the coach has had a knack of calling the right play at the right time, espe-

A sneeze can travel as fast as 100 miles per hour... Maryville is known for producing a strong fleet of receivers annually. This year’s receiving corps is led by returning starter Cody Carroll (5’10” 150) for his senior year. Carroll snared 44 passes for 809 yards and 13 touchdowns during a great junior season. Marcus Brooks and John David Mitchell will be relied upon to make key catches at receiver. Bryce Miller will be an imposing tight end and could That offensive line must be find himself involved in the rebuilt but sturdy senior Drew Red Rebels passing game. Curtis (6’1” 220) will anchor the O-line at center. Curtis Great teams also usually started all 15 games a year have quality kicking games ago. The left side of the line and at Maryville, the kickers will have Ritchie Koons at are always solid. Sophomore guard and junior Clay Strawn Luke Orren should handle (6’0” 200) at tackle. The right the punting duties while eiside features senior Jacob ther Orren or senior Caden Kelso (6’2” 275) as an earth Ryding will be called upon moving guard and Caleb for placekicking for the Red Kitts (6’1” 235) at tackle. Rebels. This group must come together early and get it done if George Quarles’ Maryville Maryville is to live up to their Red Rebels football program is one of the best in the State winning ways. cially his patented trick plays, to catch opposing defenses off guard. Quarles can find a weakness and exploit it like no other. This offense will be hard to handle. “We like to be multiple in our formations,” said Coach Quarles. “We like to spread the field and be balanced with the run and pass. Our running backs will be a strength but we replace four of five starters up front.”

The untested offensive line will be charged with the task of protecting young signal callers. John Garrett might pull double duty on many Friday nights as an athletic quarterback. Junior Tyler Vaught (6’2” 160) has plenty of potential as a throwing QB. Both Garrett and Vaught will be handing the football off a great deal to a bevy of sterling, proven running backs. Shifty Shawn Prevo (6’0” 185) returns for his senior season as a three year starter. Last season Prevo raced to 1438 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns and will certainly be the main attraction for the Maryville offense in 2013. Junior Jaylen Burgess (6’0” 215) had 118 yards and a score in limited duty a year ago. His numbers will be dramatically better this season. Dylan Shinsky will get plenty of key moments to carry the football as well. Brian Tillery is waiting in the wings for an opportunity at running back.

of Tennessee! Competing for the gold football as State Champion has become routine out in Blount County. This year should be no different. The Red Rebels will be stout in all areas but do have significant holes to fill due to graduation. The schedule is a challenge as always. Perennial private school power Webb is the opener followed by the annual Battle of Blount County versus Alcoa. Knox West, Hardin Valley, Sevier County, Lenoir City, Farragut and Bearden all have good programs and are capable but they will all have to get over the hump versus Maryville to advance to Cookeville. Prediction: 9-1

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Mavs (Continued from page 16) football scene as a pass catcher as well. Anderson County will boast a sturdy front on the offensive line headlined by All State candidate in senior guard Matt Pyke, an absolute road grader at (6’3” 285). Pyke will certainly get an opportunity to play on Saturdays next fall. Behemoth tackle Owen Allen (6’3” 275) is a beast as well. Strongman Cody Headrick (6’0” 240) will line up at center. Guard Jared Lindsay (5’10” 245) and tackle Blake Mills (6’1” 245) round out what could be one of the best offensive fronts in the area.

(5’8” 185) number. Johnson is set to have a big year carrying the pigskin especially with tough hard nosed fullback Alex Hamel (5’11” 215) leading the way. Hamel is capable of picking up the tough yardage inside to sustain drives but can also plow forward for long gains.

and Vance Berrier (5’8” 175) get the nod at cornerback. Evan Irwin (6’0” 195) is a stalwart at strong safety while Hunter McIntosh roams the field in search of errant aerials at free safety. Eric Foust (5’8” 175) at corner and Eli Hutchison (5’8” 175) will play key roles in the secondary. This group has been there, The Anderson County of- done that and ready to excel fense should be spectacular on Friday nights. at times but when they do bog down, Cody Sawyer will Andy Long (5’10” 225) is an be called upon as a solid absolute mauler at linebackpunter. Jackson Campbell er controlling the run game. is slated as the Mavericks’ Long is joined by fellow partplacekicker.

On defense, seven starters return to line up in the 4-3 for the Mavs. “We again have good size up front,” said Coach Gillum. “We have solid With all the firepower at returning linebackers and our QB and receiver, Anderson secondary returns intact.” County is certainly capable of moving the football on the That secondary features four ground. When Coach Gillum guys who will be starting for goes to the running game, the third consecutive year! he will call Garrett Johnson’s Jordan Randolph (5’8” 175)

Visions Magazine, August 2013, Page 43 ners in crime Austin Byrd (6’0” 175) and Cody Cheatwood (5’10” 225) at linebacker. This is a solid group joined by Travis Raines (5’10” 220), who has earned significant snaps with his work. Sawyer Shelton (5’10” 220) and Alex Chase (6’0” 225) have also earned playing time at linebacker. A deep group indeed!

and Matt Pyke are stubborn inside at defensive tackle. Alex Smith (5’10” 225) arrives at the point of attack in a bad mood from his spot up front.

Youngsters looking to get into the mix on the field and provide key roles for the Mavericks include Matt Fox, Brandon Ford, Chandler Kite, Braxton Smith, Zane Smith Anderson County should be and Braxton Adams. nasty up front defensively. End J.J. Yellon (6’4” 240) This is going to be a fun seaswoops in like a condor from son at Maverick Stadium the outside to harass hapless and elsewhere for Anderquarterbacks. Owen Allen son County. Plenty of experienced players return that know what it takes to be successful. The schedule will be a challenge starting with that opener with CAK. The season will hinge on the Mavs being road warriors with Powell, Halls, Oak Ridge and Hardin Valley all rugged games away from home. It won’t be easy but Anderson County has the horses to compete for the district title and waltz into the playoffs. Prediction: 8-2

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Dragons (Continued from page 20) ceiver and perhaps on special teams in the return game.

3-3-5 defense. “We have a bunch of guys back,” said coach Kerr. “Most of these guys were pressed into action last year as sophomores and got some tremendous experience. Now they are juniors and know what to expect.” Expect the Dragons defenders to come flying around from all directions with basically five linebackers deploying before each play.

The Dragons have two solid running backs in their cave! Junior Aaron Watson (5’10” 190) will be the workhorse and is a tough rugged ball carrier. Sophomore Zach Jones (5’9” 175) is more of the scat back with speed to With only three down lineburn and is probably the fast- men, your defense needs a est player on the team. disruptor in the middle and Clinton has that player in seThe lone returning starter nior strongman Scott Toomey along the offensive line is ju- (6’1” 225) lining up in front of nior tackle Mike Hammond the opposing center at nose(6’1” 250). This guy is tough, man. “Toomey is pound for smart and another one of the pound the strongest kid on leaders of the ballclub ac- our team,” said Coach Kerr. cording to Coach Kerr. Fel- The defensive ends are both low junior Kameron Arndt juniors. Tyson Irons (6’0” 215) (5’10” 225) will be the oppo- is always in the right spot and site tackle. Arndt has a great Blade Edwards (6’0” 225) is motor and is aggressive. The an explosive defender. Danguards should be junior Dan- iel Ambrose, Kameron Arndt iel Ambrose (6’0” 250)andso- and junior Luke St. Clair (6’3” phomore Jason Good (6’0” 260) have earned significant 230) while the center should snaps up front while senior be junior Ben Ross (5’10” Phil Murphy (5’6” 180) hopes 220). Juniors Dakota Stiles to see action as well along (6’1” 240) and Skyler Doug- the d-line. las (6’0” 260) have earned a spot in the rotation up front More experienced juniors as quality back ups. Sopho- are set to man the spots more John Reece (5’10” 220) at linebacker for the Clinmight work his way into some ton defense. Shane Hooks snaps as well. (6’0” 200) is an aggressive hard nosed player and arWhile still young, Clinton re- rives at the point of attack in turns eight starters to their a bad mood. Ben Ross sets

A survey revealed that perpetrators of violent acts on TV dramas... the defense and is a quality defender according to Kerr. Aaron Watson is another solid player who will get plenty of snaps at linebacker along with heady junior Sean Fitzpatrick (5’10’ 195).


small but solid senior class is ready to go out with a bang! A new spread fast paced offense may struggle early but they will eventually find their rhythm. Look for Clinton to be right in the mix for the postseason in year three of head coach Josh Kerr’s tenure.

After two years of suffering on the gridiron the Clinton Dragons continue to show improvement and are poised to breathe new fire and make a playoff run in 2013. The secondary is headlined Sophomores went through by junior Blake Danner (5’9” the wars a year ago and 170) who is a fast athletic are now seasoned juniors. A Prediction: 5-5 corner. Sophomore Christian Bailey (5’10” 175) is a safety that knows the game and has a promising future. Aaron Bailey and Jonathan Bean are returnees with plenty of experience. A pair of sophomores hope to make their mark this season in the Dragon secondary. Isaiah Vibbert (5’10” 175) is a gamer with great awareness while Eric Champion (5’9” 170) is a good solid athlete on the back end of the

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(Continued from page 21) careers and Coach Henry appreciates their effort. With those kinds of numbers there shouldn’t be a ton of tackles left for anybody else but Coalfield has a sterling group of senior linebackers returning as well. Brent Keener (6’1” 210) was stalwart a year ago as he flew into 96 total tackles, nine for loss, two sacks and recovered two fumbles from his spot at inside linebacker. Zach Moore (6’1” 215) has started since his freshman year as well. Moore ran to 59 tackles, five for loss and three sacks. Outside backers include Ryan Hill (6’3” 210) a headhunter

who had 73 tackles, 13 for loss, four sacks, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries in an all star season a year ago. Brett Keener (6’1” 200) was pretty much all over the field as he got into the act with 81 stops, eight for loss, recorded two sacks and recovered a couple of errant footballs. Senior Jacob Kesterson (5’10” 180) and sophomores Blake Hall (5’10” 180), Jacob Stinnett (5’10” 195) and Kyle Van Witzenberg (5’10” 205) will supply quality depth at linebacker.

63 tackles and stole three oskies. Junior Zach Wilkins (6’1” 175) will be the opposite corner. Wilkins jumped on two interceptions last season. The starting safety will be sophomore Andrew Clore (5’10” 160) who saw plenty of action and broke on the football well enough to also snare two intercepts. Junior Peyton Tinker (5’11” 155) had two interceptions and is a quality reserve. Sophomore Cameron Godwin (5’11” 165) will see significant action in the secondary as well.

There are productive players returning to the Coalfield secondary as well. All State selection Addison Bible (5’11” 198) is back to reclaim his spot at corner. Last season the junior defender made

The Coalfield offense spreads the field with receivers and lines up in the shotgun with one back in the backfield. The Yellow Jackets have the luxury of depending on a battle tested and talented quar-

terback to lead the offense. Ryan Hill is the signal caller and got a lot better throwing the ball a year ago according to his coach. An All State basketball player, Hill threw for 1210 yards last season with 19 touchdowns and rushed for another 675 yards and eight scores on the gridiron. Addison Bible returns at running back after rushing 225 times for 1991 yards and an astonishing 30 touchdowns a year ago. Obviously a very talented young man, Bible will also handle the punting duties for the Yellow Jackets on the rare occasion when they have to give up the ball. Andrew Clore is also a solid back who gained 194 yards on only 19 carries. Brett Keener also saw spot carries last season as he toted the pigskin 18 times for 119 yards. Brent Keener, Jacob Kesterson and Blake Hall are all in line to get carries as well.

receiver. Along the offensive line, the same cast of characters will throw their size and weight around. Jacob Jones will anchor the offensive line at center. The right side of the line will feature Benson Napier at guard and Zach Stewart at tackle while the left side will have Joe Potter at guard and Zach Moore at tackle for the fourth straight year. This will no doubt be a dominant offensive line. The Coalfield Yellow Jackets are close. Last season ended in disappointment in the semi-finals of the playoffs. This season the Yellow Jackets will be swarming out of the hive in search of two more big wins in the postseason. The schedule isn’t easy with Knox Catholic and Chattanooga Notre Dame on the ledger out of district. Then there are the traditional rivals that will always make life interesting. Sunbright and Oliver Springs are key road games while rugged Greenback, Wartburg and the big one versus Oneida are all home games at Harlan Walls Stadium, Rochelle Field. Coalfield is loaded and ready to take the next step. The Yellow Jackets are on the State Championship watch list this season for sure!

When Hill goes airborne, he will search downfield for returning receiver Zach Wilkins in key situations. Wilkins grabbed 15 aerials for 481 yards and five scores last season. Peyton Tinker will improve on his 10 catch for 108 yards and three touchdowns this season as a receiver. Andrew Clore, Kyle Van Witzenberg and Cameron Godwin will rotate in at Prediction: 9-1

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Admirals (Continued from page 37) Glintenkamp (6’1” 205) returns as the strongside or “sam” linebacker. Last season Glintenkamp made 87 stops and is the top returning tackler on the Farragut defense. Sophomores Harper Rose (6’1” 180), Tanner Mengel (5’11” 190) and Cole Strange (6’3” 195) all hope to earn significant snaps as key back ups at linebacker. Junior Juan Aranda (5’8” 190) shows promise on defense as well. An unusual part of the traditional Farragut defense are a sort of hybrid position that is part outside linebacker part defensive back. Senior Justin Brabson (5’9” 160) will fill one of those spots as the Bandit. Junior Evan Prislovsky looks to be the starter at the Admiral position. Junior Jackson Bowdle (5’10” 160) will be a quality back up.

The secondary features senior Briar Brickhouse at free safety along with his fellow seniors Brad Russell (5’11” 160) and Charvis Coffey (5’11” 170) as the cornerbacks. Justin Kirkendall, Zach Finuf, and Cole Morgan (5’11” 170) will rotate in on defense and work on special teams. The news is equally as good on offense as six starters are back looking to improve on their performances from a year ago. Farragut is known as a producer of quality offensive linemen. This year will be no different as the Admirals front wall will be stout. Junior Drew Arnett (6’2” 260) will anchor down at center. Sophomores Clay Jolley (6’1” 210) and Jimmy Hillencamp, a behemoth at (6’4” 300), will be the guards. Protecting the outside at tackle will be mammoth senior Andrew Saah (6’3” 300), junior Nate Gilliam (6’5” 265) or sopho-

In the U.S., 64 percent of men do not make plans in advance... more Ben Hoffman (6’3” 215). This is a fairly young group but they sure will look the part and get better as the season progresses. Senior Dylan Strange, sophomores Hunter Fox, Ian Forton and Ambrose Bechtel and junior Alex Lutheran will rotate in to spell the starters. The big uglies will protect returning quarterback Bryan Phillips (5’8” 155). During a solid junior campaign, Phillips threw the ball 220 times completing 131 attempts for 1796 yards, 19 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. This kid is uber competitive and a warrior and can also make things happen when he tucks the ball and runs upfield. Phillips understudy will be sophomore Heath Gerrald (6’3” 175). The bulk of Phillips aerial attempts will land in the hands of two sterling receivers both of whom are college prospects. Big senior tight end Billy Williams (6’3” 235) is a great athlete who can make the key catch to move the

chains or stretch the middle of the field with his speed. Wide receiver Christian Jetton (6’2” 215) is also a match up problem for opposing defenses. Jetton is a senior with great hands who will also get plenty of reps at outside linebacker on defense. Yet another big tall receiver is senior Franklin Stooksbury (6’2” 175) who is also capable of the big play. Junior Matthew Eggert (6’3” 180) will get reps at tight end. Sophomore Michael Travis (5’11” 175) and seniors Aaron Suadi (6’1” 165) and Cameron Urevick (5’8” 155) will get their opportunities to play at wide out. Phillips will be joined in the Admiral offensive backfield by senior tailback Mitch White (5’9” 205). This young man has waited his turn and is ready for prime time as a strong legged runner able to break tackles and get into the open field. Junior Jeremiah Partin (5’9” 165) will be the fullback. Sophomore Tanner Thomas (5’10” 170) will get carries behind White while

junior Derek Williams (5’10” 165) will also figure into the mix at running back. After an unusually down season a year ago the Farragut Admirals are looking for a little payback in 2013. It certainly won’t be easy as the schedule, as usual, is loaded with land mines. Four of the first five games are on the road starting on a Thursday night up in Kingsport versus perennial Upper East Tennessee power Dobyns-Bennett. Then Oak Ridge comes to Admiral Stadium-Bill Clabo Field to renew their annual rivalry. Road games at rising Lenoir City, defending Class 4A Champion Fulton and Knox West follow. If Farragut survives that gauntlet they get Hardin Valley, the annual blood letting in the Battle for West Knoxville with arch rival Bearden then the finale against Maryville. Its hard to find a lot of wins on that schedule but you can be Farragut will have a say so and earn a spot in the playoffs. Prediction: 5-5

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Bobcats (Continued from page 24) backer. Anthony Woods and Derek Tinker are also back Tinker in particular had a solid 2012 season with 27 total stops including four sacks. Up front, the defensive line is headlined by Dalton Hamilton at tackle. Hamilton totaled 66 tackles while fellow inside attacker Zack Daugherty (6’0” 220) is a senior starter. Senior Dakota Miles (6’1” 265) is a monster at defensive end while junior Marcus Miller (6’0” 215) is back after hounding quarterbacks into four sacks last season. Ty-

ler Stombaugh and Steven sides of the ball off a team Madewell might work into the that was a definite factor in mix on the D-line. the district last season. Key home games are Coalfield The secondary is a work in and Sunbright while road tilts progress with Austin West the at Oneida and Wartburg late only returning starter. West in the season will determine battled to 38 total tackles last the playoff pecking order. The season. Devon Poole will be Bobcats claws are sharp ina key defender at linebacker deed! Look for Oliver Springs or defensive back along with to compete for the District title Keith Roberts. Senior Wes and ease into the postseason. Childress (5’11” 160) should be the free safety while soph- Prediction: 8-2 omore Shelby Miller (6’0” 200) has a bright future at strong safety. Fun times are ahead for the Oliver Springs Bobcats at D.J. Brittain Field in 2013. Eight starters return on both

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Help You (Continued from page 15) machine “said”, “How may I help you?” and the touch screen would not work after that! Can you believe it?! The machine wanted to know how it could help, but was incapable! This thrust the truth right square into my face: machines cannot do everything! But we live as if they can. I remember one occasion going into a fast food restaurant after the electricity went off. The cashier could not make change because she had always relied on the computerized cashier machine to tell her how to make the change that was needed. We rely on machines totally until they become totally unreliable! I had to get rid of a car because it reached that stage. I had relied on the car to help me live out my daily responsibilities until it began periodically and too frequently quitting on me. Machines have limitations. They are not the magic answer to all of our needs! The fourth vital issue is learning not to swap defined roles. We never want to swap the role of people and machines. We “use” people so we can “relate” to machines! The market place and business world is brutal in this respect. People are used and

discarded like machines. We must not be guilty of making this trade. People are made in the “image of God,” while machines are made in the image of people. Machines can become an idol of our own making which demand of us allegiance. We end up almost worshipping the very thing we have created! “May I help you?” I do not think I am ever going to be comfortable with this question coming from a machine! May God help us all to keep a proper perspective on our gadgets, digital equipment, machines and things!

About the author...

Dr. Curtis D. McClane is in his 10th year as the Minister of the Word, Prayer & Outreach for the Highland View Church of Christ in Oak Ridge. He has recently published a book on Christian hospitality, The Habitat of Hospitality: Being Jesus for a World in Need, that can be ordered at Hospitality.htm

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Wildcats (Continued from page 40) tackle that is sure to garner D-1 college attention in the future. Senior Marion Alvarez (6’4” 250) might as well be a starter according to Coach Gaddis and will play a ton! Senior Harry Boston (6’1”

225) and junior Caleb Valenzuela (6’3” 215) have earned a spot in the rotation up front as well. This offensive line has the potential to push opposing defenses around all season long and should be fun to watch!

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able resource for whoever wins the job as the starting quarterback. Sterling signal caller Rian Hall has graduated leaving a huge void under center for the ‘Cats. Four inexperienced QB candidates will take their battle to start for Oak Ridge into the fall. SeThe big uglies along the of- nior Gered Young (5’10” 175) fensive line will be an invalu- started for the JV team last year and has some playing time under his belt. A trio of sophomores are the future at the position for the Wildcats. Logan Fadner (6’3” 180) is the classic drop back pure passer, Gavin Warrington (5’10” 175) is a tough runner and fierce competitor while Jordan Dunbar (5’8” 170) is an athletic combination of the two according to their coach. Gaddis hopes one of these youngsters will seize control

of the position during pre- tough, hard nosed runner capable of churning for yardage season camp. in chunks. Senior Joseph The Oak Ridge offensive Thrift (5’7” 150) can fly and backfield is crowded with is described as a dirt dobspeed and toughness! Mi- ber by his coach while junior chael “Leaky” Rowe (5’10” Jaleel Luster (5’8” 165) also 170) is a junior that is a hard has speed and is capable of runner with good vision. Isa- making the big play. These iah “Za Za” Jones (6’0” 175) is much like Rowe as he is a (See ‘Wildcats’ on page 49)

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Wildcats (Continued from page 48) Cats along with a stout offensive line should mean a very strong running attack for Oak Ridge’s offense this season. There is speed and talent at wide receiver when the Wildcats decide to go airborne. Junior Scott Malik Hardy (5’9” 155) is a rocket like track guy and the fastest Cat on the team. Junior Tommy Kaczocha (5’10” 160) has great hands and should be a solid

pass catcher. Fellow juniors Ted Mitchell (5’10” 155) and Jemiah Hall (5’8” 150) will get their opportunities at receiver as well. Seniors Stephen May (6’0” 165), Blake Goins (6’3” 185) and juniors Jiminquis Johnson (6’2” 180) and Brandon Bonds (5’10” 170) will be in the rotation at WR this season for the Wildcats. Oak Ridge will use the tight end. A trio of athletes will rotate at the position. Junior Ryan Waddell (6’3”210), sophomore Matt Warmbrod (6’3” 215) and senior Seth

Davis (6’1” 195) all hope to the Wildcats. contribute both as blockers and occasional pass catch- Two of those returnees are in the secondary. Jemiah Hall is ers. an outstanding corner back The Wildcats have a his- while senior Richard Turner tory of outstanding kickers (6’2” 180) is a rangy safety on special teams and this capable of roaming the field season will be no different. in search of interceptions. Sophomore Brandon Nickle Tommy Kaczocha, Jordan (5’9” 165) will handle the Dunbar and Brandon Bonds placekicking duties after a are candidates at the opJV season last year. Senior posite corner. Gered Young, Hunter Sumner (5’11” 185) Gavin Warrington and twins averaged 39.8 yards as the Jamar and Jamal Anderson punter a year ago. “Sumner both (5’10” 160) are battling might be the best punter I’ve for the other starting spot at ever had,” said Coach Gad- safety. dis. “He really booms it!” There is a bevy of athletes The Oak Ridge defense will vying for playing time at base out of a 3-4 but will be linebacker. Outside backers multiple according to their look to be Stephen May, Isacoach. “Again, we have some iah Jones, Jiminquez Johnreally good athletes and good son and Seth Davis. Inside players on defense,” said head hunters are led by Matt Gaddis, “we just have very Warmbrod, Michael Rowe, little experience but the guys juniors Reece Riikola (5’8” have worked hard and have 185), Riley Myer (6’0” 185) a great attitude.” Only three and sophomores Adam Mastarters return to defend for nookian (5’10” 185) and Ricky Chitwood (5’10” 180). Overall this is a group capable of running sideline to sideline on search and destroy missions but they just have not lined up and “done it” in a meaningful varsity football game.

Graves (5’8” 210) are legit back ups. The Wildcats will be particularly nasty at defensive end with Tim Grabenstein anchoring one side. The other might go to senior Kyler Jones (5’10” 210) who has gotten the coaches attention according to Coach Gaddis. Harry Boston, Marion Alvarez and Ryan Waddell will surely see bigtime reps at end as well. Joe Gaddis returns as head coach of the storied Oak Ridge High School football program in 2013. He and his staff have their work cut out for them as only three starters return on both sides of the ball. There is talent just not proven talent and that will be a challenge especially early in the season. Oak Ridge opens at rival Farragut then opens the home season at Blankenship Field versus arch rival Clinton the next week. McMinn County will be a stern out of district foe. District challenges at Powell and Knox Central will test the young Cats along with the season ending tilt with Anderson County. Look for Oak Ridge to once again compete for the District 3 Title as they move down in classification to 5A in 2013. Wildcat faithful can certainly make post season plans!

Oak Ridge will be solid up front. Isaac Chapman should be the nose guard with senior Coady Perez (6’0” 280) pushing for significant snaps. Marcus Knaff and junior Traiquan Prediction: 7-3

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Recipes (Continued from page 13) sugar/milk mixture. Chicken Salad with Nuts/Fruit 6 cooked chicken breasts, cubed or shredded 1 cup green grapes, halfed 1/4 cup celery 1/2 cup roasted pecans 1 cup mayonnaise, or to taste 1/4 cup bottled slaw dressing Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate several hours before serving. White raisins can also be added as an option. At this time of year, we always have a lot of okra and tomatoes. This recipe will help use some of the veggies. Okra, Tomatoes and Rice Dish Saute one chopped onion in oil with 1 chopped green pepper and 3 ribs of chopped celery. Add two large peeled, chopped tomatoes (seeds removed). Season to taste with salt, pepper, thyme and cayenne pepper. Cook in one cup chicken stock with one pound sliced okra.

and invest in the human infrastructure, which is the key to long-term sustainability. The Thursday, August 13 The Need for Nuclear Power in Dick Smyser Community Lecthe U.S. presented by Michael ture Series is sponsored by the The Community Calendar list- L. Corradini, Wisconsin Distin- Friends of Oak Ridge National ings are free for musical events, guished Professor of Nuclear Laboratory, who will host a 5:30 theaters, art galleries, muse- Engineering at the University of pm Reception in the AMSE ums, community groups, public Wisconsin-Madison. Corradini Lobby, followed by the 6:30 pm events, and non-profit groups. was eleccted President of the Lecture in the AMSE Auditorium. For-profit businesses offering a American Nuclear Society 2012- The public is cordially invited to free service or service groups 2013. He will speak about the this free program. that charge a nominal fee will be need for an energy policy that considered on a case by case supports R&D in nuclear power Thru September 2 technology, expedite its policy Blue Star Museum admisbasis. for nuclear fuel disposition, sup- sion program to AMSE begins To submit your Community Cal- port trade and export in civilian Memorial Day, May 30, 2013 endar event please email us at: nuclear generation technology through Labor Day, September In your email subject line include the words” “Community Calendar Listing.” Please be sure to include the organization name, event discription, time, dates, place, cost, contact name and phonenumber with any submitted listing. Please note that we are unable to receive calendar listings by US Mail, Fax or phone calls. Deadline to submit entries for consideration is the 20th day of each month.

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Thursday, August 8 Arthur Pais: Holocaust Survivor will be the keynote speaker for the public program co-sponsored by the Oak Ridge Federal Women’s Program and the Federally Employed Women Oak Ridge Chapter. The free Cover and cook on low heat program will be from 10:30 15 minutes. Serve over hot 11:30 am in the Auditorium at the rice. (Recipe can be easily American Museum of Science and Energy. The public is cor-


dially invited to attend.

2, 2013. Free AMSE Admission available to active-duty military ID holder and five immediate family members. Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members. Must show active duty military ID for free admission. Thru August 30 Department of Energy Facilities Public Bus Tour with guide commentary for U.S. citizens (10 years and up) with photo iden-

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“attractive.” In Croatia and Bosnia, it means “success.” (Continued from Page 50) tification. This Public Bus Tour, which highlights the history of Oak Ridge and the history of science and technology at Y-12, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and K-25 Site, is offered Mon-

day - Friday, once a day, except government holidays July 4 & 5. Bus Tour registration begins at 9 am, when AMSE opens. AMSE admission includes the DOE Facilities Public Bus Tour, when visitors complete the Registration Sheet upon entering AMSE.

Bus Tour begins loading at 11:45 am, bus departs at 12 noon and returns to AMSE at 3 pm. Seating is limited. Some restrictions apply. Off-the-bus stops include the Y-12 New Hope Center; Bethel Valley Church and Graphite Reactor, both at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the K-25 Overlook. Tour also includes a drive by of the Spallation Neutron Source facility at ORNL. Thru September 15 Nikon Small World a traveling exhibition featuring 20 award winning photomicrographs of various science subjects on the nanoscale. See the unseen. AMSE Second Level

Children’s Museum The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, 461 W. Outer Dr., is offering fall pottery classes with professional clay artist Sherrie Carris. She has a BFA from the University of Texas, an MFA from the University of Iowa and a teaching certification from the University of Tennessee. To register, stop by or call the museum at 4821074 or see

UT Areboretum Friday, August 9 Introduction to Geocaching Workshop, The Arboretum Society is sponsoring an Introduction to Geocaching Workshop for kids on Friday, August 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge. This is an introductory class on geocaching, the worldwide treasure hunting game. We will learn the basics of using a GPS device, determining your location, inputting waypoints, following a short course, hiding a cache, and finding caches hidden by others. Arboretum Society board member Janet Bigelow will be teaching this workshop with assistance from other UTAS members. She is a retired middle school teacher with 38 years of indoor and

outdoor classroom experience. The workshop is open to rising fifth through eighth graders. Do NOT bring a GPS device as we will all be using identical devices. Snacks, drinks, and small “treasures” will be provided, but participants need to bring a sack lunch and rain gear. Cost is $10 and is payable in advance. Visit our website,, for details

Advance registration is required, and there is a limit of 16 participants. For more information on the geocaching workshop call Janet Bigelow at 865-675-3822 or visit the UTAS website. The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society is a 48 year old, non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the ob-

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Page 52, Visions Magazine, August 2013 (Continued from Page 51) jectives and programs of the University of Tennessee’s 250acre Arboretum in Oak Ridge. Proceeds from fund-raising events go toward the operating expenses and endowment fund for the UT Arboretum. To

learn more about the Arboretum Society, and the UT Arboretum Endowment Fund, go to For more information on the plant sale, call 865-482-6656.

Classes/ Workshops Appalachian Arts The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a nonprofit center promoting traditional artists and crafts. The shop and class facility are located at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris, Tenn., one mile east of I-75 north at Exit 122.

Camels were used as pack animals in Nevada and Arizona as late as 1870. Call 865-483-7178 for specific information or check Internet at

You must pre-register and pay for all classes in advance. Call the center at 865-494-9854 to register.

Erin’s Meadow is located at 132 England Dr, Clinton (Marlow Community) Phone is 4351452,

Saturday, August 24 Introduction to Wet Felting, with Tone Haugen-Cogburn, Saturday, August 24, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Introduction to the ancient art of wet felting, while using some “modern” tools. Earlybird: Members $45/non $55. After August 10: $55/$65. Materials fee: $12. Bring lunch and 2 small towels. Beginning.

Clinch River Yarn Co. The Clinch River Yarn Company holds classes many days each month. Please go online to www. for a complete listing of times and dates for the classes above. Clinich River Yarn company is located at 725 N. Charles G. Seivers Boulevard in Clinton. Phone: 269-4528.

Saturday, September 7 Beginning English Smocking, with Janet Donaldson, Choice of Saturday, September 7, 2013, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. or Monday, September 9, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Learn basic smocking stitches, a traditional way of decorating clothing by gathering material at the same time. Earlybird: $30/non $40. After August 24: $40/$50. Beginning.

Toastmasters Oak Ridge Toastmasters Club #1858 - Toastmasters welcomes you to visit and become a member. We meet the second and Saturday, September 14 fourth Mondays of each month Pancake Breakfast for Girls at 6:00 P.M. at the Roane State Inc. Sept. 14 at Applebees from Community College campus in (Continued on Page 53) Oak Ridge, Tennessee in A-108.

ONGOING CLASSES: Weaving with Carol Pritcher Tuesdays, 10 am to 2 pm (six classes) $125 members ($135 non-members) plus a small materials fee. Beginning-Intermediate. Hand Sewing Day with the Quilting Department, Wednesdays, 10 am to 2 pm No need to call ahead; just bring your lunch. No Cost. Make Your Own Class, Got a craft you want to learn? The Craft Center has access to numerous talented craft teachers in a variety of subjects. Gather up 5 or more of your friends and let’s plan your own class. Price to be determined. Erin’s Meadow Herb Garden Saturday, August 10 Herbal Body Scrubs From Head to Toe Demo/Class $30, 10:30 Saturday, October 19 Herbs and Honey Day! 10:303:00, Learn the gentle art of beekeeping from area beekeeping experts! Local Honey will be for sale! Learn to use honey for health! Medicinal herbs for fall planting (and info) will be available, plus edibles & colorful plants for your fall garden!

Writer’s Group Writer’s Group A supportive group of writers meets at 11:00 A.M. each third Thursday of the month at the Oak Ridge Senior Center, 728 Emory Valley Road to share writing “helps” and encourage publishing. Bring your ideas, writing samples, works in progress, and a “right” attitude. For more inform ation contact Barbara Gunn at 483-9220.


Visions Magazine, August 2013, Page 53 (Continued from Page 52) 8:00 a.m. to 10:30. This annual event honors the memory of Curtis Todd, the Applebees manager who was the first to suggest this wonderful fundraiser in Oak Ridge. Tickets are $5.00 for adults, $3:00 for children up to 12 years of age and under 3 years are free. Tickets may be obtained from any board member or by calling Girls Inc. at 4824475 Saturday, September 14 Oak Ridge Art Center Seeking Entries for “Open Show 2013” The Oak Ridge Art Center announced the entry dates for their annual juried, mixed media exhibition, Open Show 2013, which will be exhibited from September 14 through November 2, 2013. Entries will be accepted at the Art Center galleries located at 201 Badger Avenue in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on August 14, 15, and 16 from 9 AM through 5 PM, and on August 17 from 1 - 4 PM. (Complete story in the September issue of Visions Magazine)

Wednesday, November 6 Tennessee Business Summit: Granting the wishes of children from Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee, TVA, JTV, LeveragePlus Organization and the National Center for the Middle Market along with other businesses from across the region are supporting the Tennessee Business Summit & Make-AWish East Tennessee. This is an executive-level educational and economic development event for middle market leaders and a major fundraiser to grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. The one-day event will take place November 6, 2013.

Details may be viewed at the event website: Use PROMO CODE MAW067 and 3% of your purchase will go to Make-A-Wish East Tennessee. “This one-day event allows us to provide a tremendous professional and personal value for up to 1,300 of the region’s top business leaders and their organizations, while offering them the opportunity to participate in one of the state’s largest single charitable giving events for deserving children just in time for the Christmas season,” said Jeff Dahlberg, Chief

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9 am to 4 pm. At the Ayurveda Center for Natural Healthcare in Oak Ridge. Call 482-0981 or see www.AyurvedaCenterTN. com for more information 1. Fundamentals of Ayurveda (9-11, $36). Ayurvedic constitutional analysis, causes of disease, daily routine, overview of digestion and detoxification. 2. Digestion and Detoxification (11:15-1:45, $45, lunch included). Learn prinSaturday, August 24 Turning Over a New Leaf ciples of Ayurvedic nutrition and (Three Workshop Series) pre- cooking to achieve balance and sented by Mary Roberson, Ph.D. detoxification with diet and lifestyle changes. 3. Detoxifying with Ayurveda Boot Camp (24, $36). An Ayurvedic protocol that includes detailed instructions to cleanse the tissues of toxins and rebalance digestion. Open House, Each Sunday, 10:45 a.m. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 100 Gum Hollow Road, Oak Ridge, www. For more info please call Rev. Sherman at 482-1481.


Mondays, Aug 26 – Oct 28 Ayurveda Classes for Applied Knowledge and Support (9 week series) presented by Mary Roberson, Ph.D., 6:308:00 pm. $20 each or $108 for all nine. First classes include making masala, teas, digestion aids; keeping the senses clear; healing diet, whole grains. At the Ayurveda Center for Natural Healthcare in Oak Ridge. Call 482-0981 or see for more information. Saturday, August 31 Free Newcomer’s Yoga Class at Serene Yoga & Healing, 665 Emory Valley Road, Oak Ridge, Two sessions 11:30am and 1:00pm. Please register in advance to hold your spot. Call Serene at (865) 789-9731. Come discover the life changing benefits of yoga. Friday, September 27 Yoga & Stilling of the Mind Workshop, 6-9pm, no experience necessary, $50, 665 Emory Valley Road, Oak Ridge. Please register in advance to hold your spot. Call Serene at (865) 789-9731. Exercise Classes Ballroom Dance This Ballroom Dance class is taught free of charge to those who attend each Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 P. M. at the First United Methodist Church at 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Professional Instructor. For further information contact:

Mommy & Co. Exercise Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Have an adventure in exercise with your new baby or toddler! The Mommy & Co. exercise classes are held at the Kern United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center, 451 E. Tennessee Ave., in Oak Ridge, and the cost is $2 per class. There is no charge for your first class. Mommy Walk/Baby Roll Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Put on a pair of good walking shoes and bring your child to First Baptist Church of Clinton’s Family Life Center, 225 N. Main St., Clinton. You’ll join other moms and their

young children for walking, making friends and having fun. Call (865) 835-2268 for details. BodyWorks Classes Covenant Health BodyWORKS offers safe, effective, and FUNworkouts for adults of all ages/ fitness levels. Participate in any class, any time or location - nosign-up fees or contracts. Anderson County BodyWORKS classes: Kern United Methodist Church, 451 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge, Mon., 5:30 p.m. Yoga, Tues./Thurs., 10:00 a.m. SitBFit, Wed., 8:45 a.m., Fri., 11 a.m. - Yoga

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They prevented him from surveying the battlefield on horseback. (Continued from Page 54) CardioMix Get a great workout! You will burn calories, increase your stamina, and tone those muscles while taking it easy on the joints. We use a variety of styles to keep CardioMix interesting. We push you moderately hard, but we don’t jump or run! Bring a mat because we go to the floor for great core work. This class is offered at two Anderson County locations: Clinton: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Clinton Family Life Center. Oak Ridge: Tuesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. at Kern United Methodist Church Family Life Center.

low Road, Oak Ridge. 7 – 8:30 pm Contact church office 4821481 for more information. Yoga Participants will learn various exercises and techniques for reducing stress and increasing balance, muscular tone and stamina. Bring an exercise mat, firm pillow, and a small blanket or beach towel. This class is offered several times a week at two Anderson County locations: Clinton: Mondays at 5:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m., and Fridays at 11:45 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Clinton, Family Life Center. Oak Ridge: Wednesdays at 8:45 a.m. at Kern United Methodist Church

Family Life Center Thursday Evenings Senior Bodyworks Yoga Classes, FREE, First Senior Bodyworks classes are Christian Church, 100 Gum Hol- designed for people age 50

and older, but we also welcome younger people who need a lighter workout. We recognize that seniors fall under different fitness levels, so we have a variety of classes to meet different people’s needs. This class is offered at two Anderson County locations. Clinton: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Clinton, Family Life Center. Oak Ridge: Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Kern United Methodist. Sit ‘B Fit Sit ‘B Fit is designed for people with medical and physical conditions that severely limit activity. It primarily focuses on easy muscular resistance and flexibility. Because the majority of exercises are performed while participants sit in chairs, Sit ‘B Fit is great for people who cannot stand for extended periods of time. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:15 - 11 a.m. in the Kern United Church’s Family Life Center, 451 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge. The fee is $2 per class for anyone 50 and over and $3 per class for younger participants. Childbirth and Parenting Classes Great Expectations Childbirth Class Series This three-class childbirth series takes expectant mothers and their families through topics related to childbirth, delivery and newborn care. You will learn about the signs of impending labor, managing active labor, pain management, delivery, c-sections and postdelivery care. All classes in this series meet in the Cheyenne Conference Room in Cheyenne Ambulatory Center, 944 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. The course fee is $30 per family, and financial assistance with the cost is available. Call 835-4662 for a schedule of class dates and times. Quick-Start Breastfeeding Class, Tuesdays from Noon-1 p.m. Has the idea of breastfeeding crossed your mind – even once? Then, this breastfeeding basics class may help you make the decision that’s right for you and your baby. You will find that even a little information can help you succeed with breastfeeding. Bring you lunch

Visions Magazine, August 2013, Page 55 and join us in Methodist’s Family Birthing Center, which is located on the hospital’s second floor. Registration is required, and the cost is $5. Call (865) 8352268 for more information.

pike. You will learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding for yourself and your baby, as well as effective techniques. Handouts are provided and other suggested materials are reviewed. The fee is $10, and financial help Breastfeeding Evening Class with the cost is available. Call If you’re thinking about breast- (865) 835-4662 for a schedule of feeding but cannot attend a class class dates and times. during the day, Methodist Medical Center encourages you to regis- Infant CPR ter now for this two-hour evening Learn life-saving CPR techclass. We meet at the hospital, niques developed specifically for located at 990 Oak Ridge Turn(Continued on Page 56)

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Clint Eastwood is the subject of the unauthorized 1997 biography, “The Good, the Bad and the Very Ugly.”

vember. There is no charge. Call 835-4662 for info about class babies by the American Hospital schedules. Association. This 2-hour class meets once a month in the eve- Big Brothers & Big Sisters ning and is open to new parents, The Big Brothers and Big Sisters grandparents, and other care- class is for 3- to 12-year-old boys givers of newborns. Handouts and girls in expectant families. are provided at no charge. The The children have hands-on fun class fee is $10 per family group, while learning about and preparand financial help with the cost is ing for the upcoming birth of a available. Instructors are Cheryl baby in their family. The class is Stallings, RN, and members of a 1-time event for each family, the Family Birthing Center staff. and the limit is 12 children and Call 835-4662 for info about the their parents. It meets in Februcurrent month’s class. ary, April, June, August, October, and December. The fee is $10, Drool Time for Parents and help with the cost is avail(basic baby care) able. Instructors are members of Parents learn all about baby the Family Birthing Center staff. care with an emphasis on health Call 835-4662 for info about and safety. Topics include basic class schedules. care for minor illnesses, when to call the doctor, when to have Support Groups the baby immunized, and how Tuesday, August 20 to prevent injuries. Participants PK Hope Is Alive, Parkinson also learn how to hold a baby, Support Group of East TN will take a temperature, develop a meet in Oak Ridge at Kern Unithome safety guide, and maintain ed Methodist Church at 11:30! and use a first aid kit. Local pe- Welcome Members and Visitors diatricians and nurses at Meth- with Parkinson’s to our Meeting!! odist are instructors. This 1-time The topic will be “What’s New class meets in January, March, with DBS?” presented by Dr. May, July, September and No- Peter Konrad (Neurosurgeon)

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and Dr.Peter Hedera (Neurologist) from Vanderbilt. Ken Stone from Medtronic will provide a light luncheon. We welcome and need you to be part of our Self-Help Group! Family care support partners of those that have Parkinson’s are very welcome. This meeting will be held the 3rd Tuesday in August from

11:30 – 1:30pm. The meetings are held at Kern United Methodist Church in the Family Life Center. Address: 451 East Tenn. Avenue, Oak Ridge. Our goal is to improve your lifestyle through greater understanding. Education, information, networking and guest speakers will assist on various topics. We are af-

filiated with the Parkinson Disease Foundation (PDF) and the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF). If you or a loved one has Parkinson’s, please come join us and we’ll learn together! For questions please contact Karen Sampsell @ 482-4867. E-mail:

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Visions Magazine, August 2013, Page 57 (Continued from Page 56) Clutter Busters Should you need support in keeping promises to yourself to toss items in the recycle or rid CLUTTER from your personal space, we have a twelve-step style CONFIDENTIAL support group to SHARE with you some helpful suggestions. See you any Monday, which is not a holiday, at noon until 1:00pm, at First United Methodist Church in Room 208 or call 483-7178 for other information. Kaleidoscope Support Group (for parents of special-needs kids) Children have a special beauty…like the colorful patterns of an ever-changing kaleidoscope. Some children also have special needs. Methodist Medical Center invites the parents and caregivers of these children

to attend the Kaleidoscope support group. The support group typically takes place on the third Friday of each month at noon and meets in the Cheyenne Ambulatory Center’s conference room, located at 944 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Registration is required. Please call (865) 8354662 or 1-800-468-6767. Stroke Support Group People who have had a stroke or are caring for a stroke patient may benefit from this support group. We meet in the Cheyenne Ambulatory Center’s conference room, 944 Oak Ridge Turnpike. There is no charge. Meetings are scheduled on the last Tuesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. (except in July, November and December, when special holiday dates are scheduled). For more information about the Stroke

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Page 58, Visions Magazine, August 2013 (Continued from Page 57) Support Group, call Ann Ross at (865) 835-3370. Grief Support: Caring for Those Who Grieve A basic grief class, Caring for Those Who Grieve is for churches and other organizations in the community. It takes participants through the stages of normal grief and teaches basic communication techniques to help people who are grieving. There is no charge for this 1-hour class, which is available by request. For more info, call 835-2268.

Square tennis courts on Broadway Avenue in Oak Ridge. They meet at 1:30pm in the winter and 9am in the summer. Ask for the Coordinator when you arrive and you will be matched up with players of similar playing ability. If cancelled due to bad weather, a make-up match occurs on Sunday at 1:30pm. Questions? Call Rangan at 474-0519.

Tennis Anyone? Interested in tennis in the greater Anderson County area? New to the region? New to tennis? Keep an eye on the Oak Ridge Tennis Club! ORTC sponsors spring and fall leagues (singles, doubles, mixed doubles), “scrambles” in which a coordinator matches up partners and opponents in everchanging combinations each Saturday Tennis Every Saturday of the year, there week, and social events. ORTC is an informal drop-in doubles is a great year-round source of tennis match at the Jackson information for what is going on in the area. Check out the ORTC web site at oakridgetennisclub. org or the Oak Ridge Tennis Club Facebook page, or email


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September 13-22 Private Lives - Main Stage Comedy, When Elyot and

The heel of a sock is called the “gore.” The back panel of a shoe is called the “counter.” Amanda, a formerly married couple, meet by chance while honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel, old sparks reignite and the two impulsively elope. But, after only a few days of being reunited, their alternating passions of love and anger remind them of why they divorced in the first place. Matters only escalate when their aggrieved recent spouses arrive and new partnerships are formed. Call 482-999 for tickets November 22- December 8 Annie - Mainstage Musical in conjunction with Jr. Playhouse, Leapin’ Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine is back in one of the world’s bestloved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, determined little orphan Annie escapes the orphanage and the clutches of embittered Miss Hannigan in search of her parents, who abandoned her years ago. Yet with a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City, she manages to charm the hearts of billionaire Oliver Warbucks, a loveable stray mutt name Sandy, and even the President!

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However, if the male dies, the female will hook up with a new mate.

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