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Gigi’s is the sister store to Rowena’s on Main. The two stores are located across the street from each other in Historic Downtown Morristown. Gigi’s is owned and operated by mother and daughter team, Rowena Smith and Regina Kinsler, and managed by Michelle Masengill. The name Gigi originated from Regina’s nick name, given to her by her nieces and nephew. The new shop offers a beautiful selection of lifestyle, bridal and baby gifts, along with wedding and party invitations. The Grand Opening of Gigi’s was celebrated June 2011 with an American Girl Tea Party which was greeted with much success. A unique feature of the store is “The Registry at Gigi’s”. Since the opening, many have utilized The Registry to fill their bridal, baby, and birthday wishes. The need for the registry was brought to the attention of Rowena and Regina by customers of Rowena’s requesting additional baby and bridal items. Because of limited space, this was a request that the original store was unable to provide its customers. “When the old Southern Shoe Store came available it just seemed to be the perfect fit to meet our customers’ needs,” Rowena said. Through the use of social media, The Registry has found even more space by expanding its selection to internet customers. Family and friends are encouraged to go online to Gigi’s Facebook page and choose from any of the items selected by registered brides-to-be. This works beautifully for registrants who have family and friends out of town. Gigi’s offers free gift wrapping, and the girls love to call brides to let them know they have gifts ready to pick up. Gigi’s offers discerning shoppers the opportunity to choose from many exclusive lines. One such offering is Skyros Designs, an exquisite collection of tabletop and decorative accessories from Portugal. This high quality dinnerware is handmade by skilled artisans creating looks from sophisticated and chic to colorful and casually elegant. As useful as it is beautiful, this chip resistant product goes from freezer to oven or microwave and on to the dishwasher. Skyros china is made to endure and be enjoyed for years to come. Page 4 • To advertise or to submit story ideas, call 423-714-7044 •

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Gigi’s is also an authorized dealer of Arthur Court Designs. Easy to care for, this serve-ware will not tarnish and never needs polishing. This line includes pieces that are designed for both formal and casual table settings. Always striving to bring its customers the most up to date products, Gigi’s proudly offers Arthur Court’s newest patterns - French Lily and Antler. Customers can also find one of the largest selections of baby items in town, including plush toys, books, baby bags, blankets, and baby and children’s clothing up to a size 3T. The newest special delivery is from Vera Bradley Baby. Shoppers can choose from Vera’s collection of Tutti Fruity and Lilly Bell layette sets, blankets, lovies, hooded towels, and baby bags.

Another select line to explore at Gigi’s is American Girl ~ the brand that girls love and mothers trust. This line includes award winning books and crafts which provide hours of wholesome fun and engaged learning. A large selection of clothing for the American Girl Doll, American Girl pets, miniature American Girl Dolls, and much more are also available. One of Regina’s favorite product lines is Tervis. These tumblers allow each customer to express their individual sense of style with 1000’s of colorful and unique designs. Perfect for Nascar fans, fans of collegiate sports teams, or anyone in between, these virtually unbreakable tumblers keep drinks cold or hot, reduce condensation, have a lifetime guarantee, and are dishwasher safe. Custom specialty orders are available. Another product line sold exclusively at Gigi’s is Hobo ~ The Original. Hobo is known for its handcrafted leather goods ranging from totes and shoulder bags to wallets and accessories. They come in a variety of colors, leathers and prints. While many of the product lines sold at Gigi’s are indeed exclusive, their commitment to customer service is decidedly not. The same personal attention customers have grown to appreciate at Rowena’s extends to Gigi’s, as well. Regina states, “Our primary goal is to make each customer feel special. Hopefully, we can make the gift giving experience as enjoyable for the giver as it is the recipient. “ Rowena and Regina invite everyone to visit both shops for a unique shopping experience.

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Spring Thyme in the Garden (April 27, 2013)

The Garden Thyme Herb Society of Morristown presents their annual festival Spring Thyme in the Garden at Rose Center. Join us on Saturday, April 27 from 10 to 3pm. You’ll find a garden boutique, over 30 vendors, a bake shop, live music, and much, much more. Admission is free. For more information, contact, Joy Reidy at 423-623-9241.

Big Bang Dueling Pianos

Sponsored by the Crossroads Downtown Partnership Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m.


Live from Nashville...experience a fun-filled interactive evening of entertainment as two of Nashville’s best bring their dueling piano’s to Morristown. Live music from across the decades, great food and drinks and lots of fun. For ages 21 and up. Limited seating available. Tickets: $55 per person Each ticket includes live entertainment, food, and one drink from cash bar.  

Class Act

April 17 - May 16 Keener Community Room Featuring artwork by students and teachers of Rose Center classes Exhibit: Clemmie Sawyer Wishart May 1 - 29 Opening reception on May 3 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.   Edith Davis Gallery

Rose Center has rooms available for individual, group, professional, and business functions. The Center’s facilities can be used for banquets, weddings, classes, concerts, lectures, luncheons, meetings, parties, wedding receptions, recitals, seminars, showers, weddings. All room rates include tables and chairs. For large events, an additional setup fee may be charged. Click on any of the tabs below for room size, capacity, and pricing information.

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Guitar Class For Beginners: A new Beginning Guitar class will start at Rose Center on Saturday, April 27. The group class meets from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm each Saturday for ten weeks. Beginning Guitar will cover all the basics to lead into any style of playing. This class is geared towards those who have never picked up a guitar or those students interested in basic chords, strums, notation reading, and basic music reading will be taught as well as physical technique. Instructor Craig Carroll is an international touring concert performer for over 20 years. Mr. Caroll has taught national and international master classes, helping guitar players of all levels, skills and abilities. The fee is $50 for the 10-week course. Students must provide their own guitar and will purchase a chord chart and music book from the instructor at a cost of $15. Group size is limited to ten students. Please contact the Rose Center at 423.581.4330 to register or for more information. Ballroom Dancing:

Beginner group classes meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Pre registration is required; when enough students register, a new session will start. The fee for the class is $10 per class for individuals and $15 per couple. Students will move to the Intermediate Class at 7:15 pm and the Advanced Class at 8 pm. The beginner class will focus on the six social dances: waltz, tango, foxtrot, rumba, cha cha and swing. To register or for more information, call instructor Marie Connolly at 865.973.6964.


Betty Lambert is continuing her popular clogging classes for children. Lambert teaches beginning to advanced steps to ages 4 and up. Classes meet on Tuesdays throughout the school year. The beginners’ class meets from 3:30 to 4 p.m., with more advanced classes following. The fee is $20 per month with a discount for multiple students per family.

Clogging For Adults: Betty Lambert is offering clogging classes for adults on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Get some great exercise while learning this fun dance form. The fee is $20 per month. Special shoes are not required. Line Dancing:

Give this popular dance form a try – or learn some new steps in this fun class. Glenda Hardin teaches line dancing in Prater Hall at Rose Center in Morristown every Monday evening. This is a great dance form for individuals who enjoy dancing but don’t have a partner. Intermediate students meet starting at 6 PM; Beginning class starts at 7:15 PM. The fee is $5 per person per class. Students are welcome to join at any time.

TAI CHI: Tai Chi is designed to restore and maintain a sense of total wellness. If practiced regularly, this gentle art of stretching and turning has been shown to offer great benefits physically and mentally. Tai Chi is sometimes described as meditation in motion. In our age of constant stress, come see what Tai Chi can do for you. There are two new Beginning Tai Chi classes: Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 12 pm; and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 pm. For those who have already taken a beginning class, there are continuing classes offered on Mondays from 6 to 7:30 pm, Wednesdays from 9 to 10:30 am and Saturdays from 9 to 10:30 am. There is a $20 non-refundable registration fee. The charge is $30 per month. YOGA:

Kim Brown teaches this course in Hatha Yoga for Beginners, with emphasis on alignment and safety. During this class you will learn the basics, core strength and be kind to your body. The classes are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 9:45 AM. The fee per class is $8 or $40 per month. New students may begin at any time.

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enhances its academic programs Community need and demand are two of the top factors Tusculum College considers in developing new academic programs, such as the master of business administration (MBA) degree program or the undergraduate psychology program with a behavioral health concentration. How does the college ascertain those community needs and demands? An important way Tusculum gets this type of input for the Lakeway region is through the Morristown President’s Advisory Council. The council is a group of select individuals whose mission is to assist the college with identifying opportunities for graduate preparation, professional development, career development/internships, community impact and opening doors. Membership of the President’s Advisory Council is a mix of alumni from the college’s residential and Graduate and Professional Studies program for working adults as well as friends of the college. “As Tusculum continues to enhance its academic programs to provide greater educational opportunities, members of the President’s Advisory Council provide valuable input regarding educational needs of the area served by the College, as well as identify opportunities to develop pathways for career preparation, personal development and civic engagement,” said Susan D. Crum ’91, assistant vice president of institutional advancement. “We are fortunate to have a cross-section of individuals from various sectors willing to serve on the council, including business, education and criminal justice professionals.” The members of the Morristown President’s Advisory Council include Peggy Brewer ’89, Bill Brittain, Michael R. Davidson ’06, Betty Elkins ’90, Tony Farmer, Alan C. Hartman, Robert Lydick, Dale Lynch, Cathy McClellan, Robert B. Neill ’06, Roger D. Overholt ’06 ’08, Walter E. Plankenhorn ’63, Mitch Robinson ’04, Kay Senter, Teal Simpson ’98 ’99, Joan Taylor ’02, Joan Weesner ’51, Mark Wisecarver ’96 and Daniel Young ’87. Several of the members of the council began their association with Tusculum as students, whether in the residential program or the program for working adults. The flexible class schedules offered through that program were accommodating to busy schedules, an attractive feature to Brewer, Robinson and Taylor as they sought degrees. Robinson, president of Coffman Oil Company, attended classes on the Greeneville campus and at the Gray site to earn a master’s degree in organizational management. He found the Tusculum program addressed all the areas of business that he needed, noting that while he had spent his entire career in business, there were some facets that he needed to master to become a more well-rounded professional. Taylor, an insurance agent, found Tusculum to be the place where she was able to accomplish her goal of getting a degree without having to quit her job, an opportunity that she could only take advantage of because of the evening course format.

Brewer, likewise, found that the schedule required a commitment of time outside of class for study, research and class group projects. But, that extra effort resulted in an “invaluable, quality education” that resulted in an immediate promotion for her upon graduation. Tusculum’s mission to develop good citizens who will serve their communities can be seen in the lives of these council members, and in what they do for the college and the community. Members of the council have been involved in a variety of roles for Tusculum, whether volunteering to help with activities such as alumni events and student move-in or serving on committees. “While at Tusculum, civic work and responsibility were emphasized as part of my education,” Brewer said. Shortly, after graduating, she began volunteering to serve on the Alumni Executive Board. She has served as president of the Alumni Association and continues to serve on the board. She is also an active volunteer for events such as homecoming activities, as well as working with various nonprofit groups in Hamblen County. Robinson served on the committee that recommended adding the MBA program to Tusculum’s offerings. “Adjusting to the current needs of business is a benefit of Tusculum’s program and will help the college continue to grow,” he said. Continuing education, he also noted, is important for adults in helping round out their qualifications with not only work experience but also a degree. “All the advantages a person can have are important because of the competitive job market for good positions.” Tusculum is also providing an important resource to Morristown and the Lakeway region by offering a variety of programs in the fields of business, education and psychology in a schedule and curriculum that does allow people to continue working and fulfilling their family responsibilities, Taylor said. While a degree in important to prepare individuals for a promotion or a new career, she added, the college also prepares its graduates for something just as important – their responsibilities to the community outside the workforce by focusing on civic responsibility and requiring service projects as part of the requirements for graduation. Council members say that the college is moving progressively for the future under the leadership of President Dr. Nancy B. Moody, particularly with the addition of new academic programs such as nursing, criminal justice and the MBA; new agreements with many other colleges and universities that facilitate entrance by Tusculum graduates into advanced-degree programs, and the construction of new facilities, such as the planned science and math building. “For any student young or old, Tusculum College is a great choice,” said Taylor. “I am so proud to say, I am a graduate of Tusculum College.”

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The Old Oak Festival

is returning to the Tusculum College campus April 19-21 The arts and music festival will span three days and will feature something for everyone, including music, art, theater and creative writing, as well as gallery and museum exhibits on the campus of Tusculum College, located at 60 Shiloh Road, Greeneville, Tennessee. There is no fee to attend the festival. Art vendor hours: Friday from noon until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 am-5 pm. Service animals are welcome; however, no pets allowed. Coolers and alcohol are also prohibited during the festival.

Dates/Times Friday April 19 from 12:00pm-9:00pm Saturday April 20 from 9:00am-9:00pm Sunday April 21 from 10:00am-4:00pm

Artisan Categories

Jewelry (old antique, stained glass, wire and buttons, sterling silver Pottery (vases and jewelry) Walking canes w/spirit faces Picture frames from barn wood Pencil drawings of local buildings and landmarks Art and ornaments from tobacco sticks Bowls from a log Raw pine needle bowls and baskets Crocheted items Braided rugs Tutus and children’s clothing Several that makes children’s clothing Baby quilts Full size quilts Clock man does trap art – (clock in Rankin) Carved art for the molding of clock Oak rockers Cane bottom chairs Baskets Dream catchers and Indian jewelry Weaver with spinning wheel lama hair into something Homemade soap & Lye soap Several chocolate treats Birdhouses Cooper – canteens and bowls wooden toys from logs


Friday evening Madge Rohrer—history profiles Saundra Kelley – nature/history/folk Leon Overbay Saturday morning Marjorie Shaefer as Mother Goose

Saturday afternoon

Judy ‘Butterfly’ Farlow Kate Agmann – history/folk Saturday evening Saundra Kelley – nature/history/folk/personal narrative

Sunday morning


Mary Grace Walrath – Appalachian/folk/song Dr. Bruce Montgomery – circuit rider Authors Joe Tennis Emory Raxter Ray Rowney Lisa Hall Matilda Green George Ryan-Pending Keith Bartlett P.B. and Amanda Bachman Susan ‘Vance’ Crum

Mac’s- Spiral fries, Gyros, Polish Sausage, Lemonade Cold Water Farms-BBQ, Funnel Cakes, Fried Novelties, Corndogs, Top Dog-Hot dogs, Brats, Chips, New York Pretzels Ella’s-Strawberry Shortcakes Creamy Cup-Coffee, Ice Cream, Cookies, Shakes, Italian Ice Rural Resources-Healthy Wraps, Local Veggies, Fruits Karly’s Korn-Kettle Corn Grandview Acres-Fresh Baked Goods


Sandy Ray and the Cold Shoulders/ American/ Lots of Originals Jimmie D/ Blues, straight up! The Scat Cats/ Soul & R&B The Madisons/ Americana, Swing, Lots of Originals Mike Joy/ Acoustic, Folk, Americana Charles Tunstall/ Classical Guitar/ Great American Standards Claxton Creek-Folk/Bluegrass/Country/Blues/Gospel/Rock The Mud Bugs/ Classic Swing The Threetles/ Beatles Tribute Band Bootleg Turn/ Hillbilly rock/ Lots of Originals Carson Peters (Kid fiddler)/ Blue Grass Classic and he Sings also Jim Gates and the Key Keeper/ American Tradition Gospel Dugger Band/ Contemporary Christian Jonathan Edens/ American Song Writer Michael Cable/ Americana/ Lots of Originals The Foundations/ Gospel Tal Hurly/ Forrest Nelms/ Shadow/ 70’s Alumni Tusculum College Choir Tusculum College Jazz Band Zack Wampler/ Pop singer/ Guitarist Steve Brown-Folk-Americana Matt Sanders Group-Original Steve Winslow-Americana Rock/Original Stoney Creek Cloggers/ Dance Troupe Strong Ties/ Blue Grass Gospel Retha Ferrell/ Dulcimer-Singer Tyler Warren/ Singer-songwriter-Guitarist *Nate Hodge-Dubstep *Silent Disco

Activities Children’s Activities Tusculum Review Launch Party-4/19 4p.m.-Shulman Atrium ~This event will feature the poet Nate Pritts, who’s a pretty big deal these days in the literary world, and Jan Matthews. Jan works for us in the English Department, but we thought this would be a good time to celebrate her new book. Reception for Amanda Hood-Saturday April 20 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.- Rankin House ~Reception for visiting artist Amanda Hood. This will be paired with our annual Curtis-Owens Literary readings, featuring students J. Phillip reed and Ben Sneyd. Reed and Sneyd won the literary prizes this year. If weather permits, we’ll have the readings outside, otherwise it will be in the Clem Allison Gallery. The Big Box – Saturday 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. – Old Gym 5. 5 x 10 – April 19 and 20 at 7 pm and Sunday April 21 at 2 pm – Behan Arena ~Premiering 5 x 10 is a series of 10 minute plays written by Tusculum playwrights. Circuit Rider-Sunday Morning Tree dedication-2pm on Saturday

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Hardwood Specialties, Inc., opened it’s doors for business in 1999, with a three employee work force. The initial products of the retail store were wood flooring, hardwood lumber, plywood, and moldings. After a short period of time, other products were added, such as pre-finished hardwood flooring, stair parts, and ceramic tile. Unfinished and pre-finished, solid and engineered hardwood flooring are still a core business of Hardwood Specialties. Stair Case installation has become a demand service of the company. Tile sales have grown to include ceramic, porcelain, glass, natural stone, and luxury vinyl. In the last two years Hardwood Specialties has made many changes and additions. We have expanded our product lines to include most building or remodeling products from quality manufacturers. Benjamin Moore Paint is the BEST! Best in coverage and Best in colors. Kohler bathroom and kitchen fixtures – Delta and Brizo faucets and plumbing needs – Light fixtures, interior and exterior, chandeliers, sconces, walkway lighting, spot lights, ceiling fans. We have plans to expand our stock in these areas in the near future. We sale Stanton Carpet, which has a beautiful patterned carpet that comes in a 100% wool yarn and is perfect to be cut any size for area rugs, or wall to wall. Stanton also offers perfect, professionally cut to size and bound in your choice of binding, natural fiber carpet. Sea Grass, sisal, wool, some indoor/outdoor. These rugs add texture and pattern to your room. Come in and see the beautiful selection we offer! Stanton also does cut to order stair runners in classic patterns, which can be bordered. Other lines of carpet are Shaw and Beaulieu Carpet. Angie McCoige has over 17 years experience in the lighting and plumbing industry. She stays current with the selections available and can order from many sources, if you do not find your choice in our showroom, she can have it in 2 or 3 days. Angie’s knowledge of plumbing and lighting and her customer friendly and efficient manner is appreciated by everyone who works with her as well as the customers she serves. We are very proud of the cabinet manufactures we represent! Kraft Maid and MidContinent are cabinets of high quality, decorator finishes and details and offer many of the new features homeowners are looking for, such as the silent closing doors and drawers. These cabinets can be designed specifically to your space and your taste. Tracy Cowan has 20 years experience in designing kitchen and bathroom cabinet layouts and will co-ordinate the installation with professional installers. Tracy is easy to work with and has a great attitude. She will help you design your space, the way you want it, and within your budget. Page 10 • To advertise or to submit story ideas, call 423-714-7044 •

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Leon Cagle is another new employee. He is in charge of the paint department and the warehouse. He also assists customers with hardwood flooring, stair parts, plywood and lumber. Leon is a natural at customer service. His desire to accommodate our customers has made him an asset and a valued employee. Anthony Farmer is the company’s face to many of our customers as he makes our deliveries to the customers. He also assist in the warehouse and takes care of the landscaping. Anthony is customer friendly and conscientious in his responsibilities. Becky Wampler is the office manager. Becky assist in sales throughout the store and is very knowledgeable about all of our products.

cialties since the store opened. Dana oversees the professional installation of the stores’ products. He and Becky have been a great team and have served our customers in a very service oriented way

Last but not least, Dana Wampler is our store manager. Dana has been in the building industry for 40 years and has been with Hardwood Spe-

With our experience and the products we have available, we are able to assist you the customer, in simplifying your building or remodeling needs. Hardwood Specialties is a hometown store where satisfaction and service is not only a goal, it is our promise. We are pleased that we have been able to add employees and additional products during this economic climate, because of you, our customers.

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Muffin 2 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup whole milk 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 lg eggs, room temperature and lightly beaten 1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped Cream Cheese Mixture 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions: Preheat over to 350F. Grease muffin tin or line with muffin liners. In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese mixture until smooth. Set aside. In a big bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Whisk together milk, melted butter, vanilla extract and egg until incorporated. Mix milk mixture into flour mixture. Fold together until just combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared tins, filling them no more than 1/2 full. Scatter a few pieces of strawberry on top of each one. Top with tsp of cream cheese mixture, tsp muffin batter, a few pieces of strawberry. Bake muffins for 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Page 12

May 11, 2013 at WCRK/WMTN 510 West Economy Rd for more information on this years Strawberry Festival please visit or call 423-586-9101 ext 115. • To advertise or to submit story ideas, call 423-714-7044 • This reader recipe was sent in by Helen Smyth just in time for the Strawberry Festival ~ enjoy!

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Choosing a Primary Care Physician As healthcare in the United States evolves, we hear a lot of talk about having a primary care provider. Many people think that if they’re healthy, there’s no reason to have a primary care provider (PCP). But a main or primary doctor can serve as a trusted medical advisor and healer as he or she cares for your health over a long period of time – even a lifetime. Your PCP’s role is to: • Identify and treat common medical conditions • Provide preventive care and teach healthy lifestyle, nutrition and physical activity choices • Determine the urgency of your medical problems and make referrals to medical specialists when necessary Choosing a PCP may be the most important step in proactively caring for your health. Your PCP is your main monitor and provider of routine care. He or she provides services such as: an annual physical; immunizations; routine tests needed at various stages of life; and overall, monitors your health and diagnoses and treats medical problems that arise. If needed, your PCP can refer you to a specialist if a serious illness requiring special management is necessary. Your PCP has in-depth knowledge about your health history, past injuries or illnesses, allergies, and risk factors for certain diseases etc.; therefore, if you were to develop a serious condition, he or she will be able to serve as the main facilitator for other physicians who may then be involved in your care. There are several different types of PCPs: • Family practitioners – doctors who have completed a family practice residency and are board certified or board eligible in this specialty. Their scope of care includes children and adults of all ages and may include obstetrics and minor surgery. • Pediatricians – doctors who have completed a pediatric residency and are board certified or board eligible in this specialty. The scope of their practice includes the care of newborns, infants, children and adolescents. Page 16

• Internists – doctors who have completed a residency in internal medicine and are board certified or board eligible in this specialty. The scope of their practice includes the care of adults of all ages for many different medical problems. • Nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA) – practitioners who go through a different training and certification process than doctors. They may be your key contact in some practices. Because your PCP is often involved in your care for a long time, it’s important to select someone with whom you will work well. If you’ve been putting off finding a PCP who can oversee all of your medical needs, make it a goal this year. Be sure to ask friends, neighbors, or relatives for referrals to PCPs or East Tennessee Health Center has eight PCPs from which you can choose. East Tennessee Health Center is a multi-specialty group offering a wide range of services including family practice and internal medicine, urology and general and cosmetic surgery. Ten providers see patients at six practices conveniently located throughout Morristown. To learn more about a physician, visit For questions or more information to see if a provider is right for you, please call any of the East Tennessee Health Center offices. All East Tennessee Health Center providers are accepting new patients. • To advertise or to submit story ideas, call 423-714-7044 •

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Specializing in providing quality care, right here.

David Walker, M.D. East TN Health Center Internal Medicine 850 West 3rd North St. Suite B Morristown, TN 37814 423-581-2795

Syed S. Husnain, M.D. East TN Health Center Internal Medicine/ Infectious Diseases 850 West 3rd North St., Suite B Morristown, TN 37814 423-586-4141

Annita Rowland, FNP East TN Health Center Family Practice 1907 W. Morris Blvd. Suite D Morristown, TN 37814 423-581-0064

Jack A. Monnig, M.D. East TN Health Center Urology 1907 W. Morris Blvd. Suite A200 Morristown, TN 37814 423-587-8009

John A. Short, M.D. Lakeway Family Clinic Family Practice 502 West 7th North Street Morristown, TN 37814 423-586-1818

Karen L. Harsh, D.O. John Lumb, M.D. Lori Ann Blackburn, P.A. Dana Osmundson, P.A. Heather Shultz, FNP East TN Health Center – West East TN Health Center – West East TN Health Center Lakeway Family Clinic Lakeway Family Clinic General & Cosmetic Surgery Family Practice Family Practice Family Practice Family Practice 808 West 4th North St. 305 N. Bellwood Rd. 305 N. Bellwood Rd. 502 West 7th North Street 502 West 7th North Street Morristown, TN 37814 Morristown, TN 37814 Morristown, TN 37814 Morristown, TN 37814 Morristown, TN 37814 423-585-0050 423-587-8300 423-587-8300 423-586-1818 423-586-1818

Now accepting new patients. Call today for an appointment. Physicians and Allied Health Professionals are employees of Morristown Clinic Corporation d/b/a/ East Tennessee Health Center.

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Q&A with...

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Mike D. Kirk D.C. & Lisa E. Kirk L.M.T

Q: Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a safe and effective form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), dating back over thousands of years. Acupuncture is a relatively painless, natural technique, consisting of the gentle insertion and stimulation of sterile, individually packaged, disposable, small, hair-width needles placed at precise strategic points on the body.    Acupuncture has been found to be an extremely beneficial treatment for a wide range of conditions such as pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, asthma, allergies, hypertension, digestive disorders, headaches, migraines, hormonal imbalances, weak immune systems, insomnia, and a host of other symptoms and conditions.    TCM is based on the belief that what happens to one part of the body affects every other part of the body.  Every patient is an individual and individual responses vary.  Some respond very quickly after one or two treatments, while others may require more.  Traditional Chinese Acupuncture was originally designed to treat patients 2 – 3 times per week to achieve optimal results.  The more acute a condition is, the less treatment is required and the more chronic a condition, the more treatments will be required.  Treatments are accumulative and build upon each other for maximum results, therefore giving the understanding that the more frequent the treatment, the quicker the results.   Almost everyone can benefit from Acupuncture.  Even when there are not symptoms, Acupuncture can help maintain a healthy immune system and work to prevent illness from occurring and reoccurring. 

Q: Chiropractic Adjustment?

Chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which

trained specialists (Doctor of Chiropractic) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of a chiropractic adjustment, also known as a spinal manipulation, is to correct structural alignment and improve your body’s physical function resulting in decrease of inflammation and pain. Chiropractic is so effective because it helps individuals experiencing high levels of stress and assists in helping maintain joint flexibility which is more and more challenging as we age.   Dr. Kirk utilizes   multiple adjusting techniques allowing each individual’s condition/symptoms to be properly treated.

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Q: Bio-Communication Scan?

The bio-communication scan is an exchange of information between a computer and your body; it’s like the computer is asking questions and your body is answering them. It represents a major breakthrough in gathering information about health.  This technology sends your body an energetic pulse or signature called a Virtual Stimulus Item (VSI).  VSI’s are representative of physical items including nutritional supplements, drugs, body functions, and organs.  As each VSI is sent, your body’s response is measured and recorded.  The way your body responds is energetic; it’s called galvanic skin response or GSR and measures complex GSR patterns and determines shifts in your energetic posture.  These shifts, either negative or positive, identify what are called biological preferences.  The interface between your body and our biocommunication software is the FDA registered hand cradle.  The scan takes a few minutes to complete and is safe for adults and children.   If you are always feeling tired, struggling to maintain a healthy weight or easily getting sick; this technology offers you a non-invasive way to determine your nutritional needs enhancing your quality of life.

Q: Spinal Decompression Therapy

DTS is a leading, non-surgical alternative that gently decompresses the spine in a safe and controlled manner to greatly increase critical circulation to the discs and joints. A safe, comfortable and a potentially longterm solution to your pain, the clinical results of this type of therapy have been effective in over 85% of patients treated.  This comprehensive treatment which is effective for disc-related syndromes of the lumbar and cervical spine along with carpal tunnel symptoms, has shown a very high rate of success for most back and neck pain sufferers. 

Q: Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork?

There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management) massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen. Getting a massage can do you a world of good and getting massage frequently can do even more. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into: decreased anxiety, enhanced sleep quality, greater energy, improved concentration, increased circulation and reduced fatigue. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits. Additional benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments include the alleviation of back and neck pain including improved range of motion; enhanced immunity by stimulating lymph flow, improvement in the condition of the body’s largest organ-the skin, increased joint flexibility, tissue regeneration, reduced scar tissue and stretch marks, increased circulation, reduced spasms and cramping, release of endorphins-amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller and many arthritis suffers note fewer aches and less stiffness as well as individuals experiencing high blood pressure often see a decrease. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. • To advertise or to submit story ideas, call 423-714-7044 •

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• Chiropractic Care • Acupuncture • Spinal Decompression Traction • Joint & Extremity Treatment • Cold Laser Therapy • Applied Kinesiology

• Therapeutic Massage • Detoxification • Nutritional Therapy • Reflex Analysis and more...

Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Massage Therapy

Mike D. Kirk D.C. & Lisa E. Kirk L.M.T with office staff: Linda, Brenda, Melissa

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Sabrina Long (Morristown, TN) “I started my journey in a size 18 pants, 236 lbs and blah. I used to drink at least 3 sodas a day and a huge energy drink to get me thru the day plus another energy drink that evening to stay awake. I slept maybe 4 hours per day, if that. On day 19, I’ve lost 9 lbs, now wearing a size 16 in jeans and do not drink any energy drinks, except AdvoCare’s Spark. My soda intake is rare/ nonexistent.”

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Christi Glover

(Morristown, TN) “My life has forever changed because of AdvoCare. Not only because I have lost weight but because it has given me the opportunity to dream again...To attain an income otherwise unattainable outside of AdvoCare. I cannot imagine a better opportunity out there with the unpaid endorsers we have such as Jason Whitten, Drew Brees and hundreds of other athletes. To also be a part of a company with the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board and one of our Doctors being the Father of Intravenous feeding it just doesn’t get any better. Our Pharmaceutical grade products will help anyone reach their desired goals if it is weight loss, energy, wellness or to perform at the top of their game. I am thankful to God for all the blessings and friendships this company has given us. I look forward to serving our community in a great way.”

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Bonnie Vick, MD, PhD & Mikki Brooks, FNP-BC Bonnie Vick, MD, PhD and Mikki Brooks, FNP-BC partner to give complete Family Medicine treatment and care. Dr. Vick and Mikki accept patients from newborn to geriatric. Mikki has special interests in Botox and Weight Management. Medicare patients - Please call to inquire about an appointment. Both Dr. Vick and Mikki are accepting new patients.

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