Hushh Magazine Fall Edition 2020

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Just a Humble Girl and Her Hounds

Feel the Autumn Colors Wickedly Healthy Fall Flavors

Cozy Your Home with Fall A Journey of Faith



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“To Help End Hunger in America”

The XHunger Club, A Scarecrow Foundation Initiative, is the newest and most innovative way that allows high school and college students to attain service hours and help end hunger in America. In addition the XHunger City Clubs allows individuals and businesses the opportunity to help end hunger in America as well. The XHunger Club simply locates a food pantry, understands their mission and then volunteers & supports that pantry. XHunger Clubs are student led and is how service learning is achieved. Service hours are attained on an ongoing basis. America does not need more food pantries, it needs more volunteers and supporters to help people in need of hunger solutions.

HISTORY OF SCARECROW FOUNDATION Why should anyone in America be hungry? We began helping existing food pantries in Knoxville on August 27, 2010. We held national aspirations from Day 1, yet knew we needed to gain experience, trust, and credibility. Harry Wade and Jimmy Buckner made an unconventional decision not to raise money for our own needs, rather to operate on a zero budget and inspire an all-volunteer organization to help people in need of hunger solutions. Larry Perry helped us gain 501(c)3 status and CPA Dennis Overton agreed to navigate our compliance obligations with the IRS. Hence, 100% of the proceeds from all of our events and campaigns continues to go directly to the nonprofits we support. We remain to date an all-volunteer charity.

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We remain open minded to involve and expand our growing brand to help end hunger. Again, “we” are not going to end hunger, rather we are helping the “existing” food pantries and hunger organizations who are doing the heavy lifting helping those in need of food security. Scarecrow helps the helpers. We are excited about as this national program will motivate Americans to: • Locate a Pantry • Understand their Purpose • Volunteer and Support With we look to also expand Xhunger Clubs, build a network of national leadership, expand our brand and keep enjoying the journey while helping those in need of hunger solutions.

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uring uncertain times it becomes easy to lose focus on the things in life that really matter. When we become so engrossed with our own little world, we can be overwhelmed to the importance of all that is around. It is troubling to me that in this day and age we have forgotten where this nation came from. It is not really that surprising to me when I actually stop and think about it. I know it was really only a matter of time. When you no longer teach what happened in the past as a whole, you do a disservice to those that are in the present. Learning the good and the bad of history gives us insight on how not to repeat it. Just as running a business has a learning curve, so does everything in life. If you destroy history, you destroy the memory of not only those that have triumphed but those that have suffered. If a piece of stone interferes with you bettering yourself, it’s not the stones fault. It becomes our fault for not being able to look past the stone. As long as we keep our attention and focus on the trivial, we can never be able to focus on the meaningful. For what you set your sights on is all that you can achieve. If your sights are set on destruction, all you will receive is loss but if you set your sights on building then what you will receive is achievement. What will your focus be for the remainder of the year?


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Tips for Avoiding “Maskne”

How to cope with unwanted breakouts while wearing a face mask.

Adapting to the “new normal” has meant lots of changes for our skin. Whether you wear makeup or not, you might have encountered some new skin issues as of late – namely, breakouts! Enter “maskne”: the 2020 term for mask + acne. If you’re an essential worker, entering a public place, or are wearing a face mask for any reason, you’re likely wearing it for a good portion of the day. Subsequently, people are beginning to notice a correlation between wearing a mask and acne. We know how frustrating breakouts can be – especially if your skin just got back on track after a quarantinecaused purge. Take a look at how a few changes to your routine can help mitigate new pimples from wearing a face mask. The material of your mask might also play a role in your breakout – we’ll explain later! Why (and How) Masks Might Cause Breakouts You’ve found yourself with newly formed acne after wearing a face mask for a few days, but why? There are a wide range of possible causes, but the most likely culprits are poor hygiene and adjusting to the ever-evolving mask etiquette.


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1. Face Touching We touch our faces more frequently now – whether putting our face mask on, taking it off, or adjusting it. Long story short, our hands come into contact with our face more often. Though we’re washing hands more, we’re still touching other surfaces and objects. Our hands transfer dirt, grease, and sweat onto our face throughout the day. This leads to clogged pores, blackheads, and breakouts. 2. Heat and Sweat There’s no ventilation under your face mask – that’s part of what makes them effective at mitigating the spread of germs. Then comes the heat, which leads to sweat, but… where does that sweat go? There’s nowhere else for it to stay but underneath your face mask. The sweat that stays trapped next to your skin mixes with dirt and oil, leading to clogged pores. Heat can also ramp up your oil production, triggering acne breakouts. Humidity – heat mixed with your breath – can breed acne-causing bacteria. 3. Bacteria Bacteria is one of the main causes of acne. It triggers an inflammatory response in your skin leading to the red, tender bumps you know





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as pimples. Sweat can help transfer bacteria from your mask, your hands, and your saliva. This bacteria can stay trapped underneath your face mask; this is especially true if you use a cloth mask. Cloth can often trap bacteria more effectively than other types of materials (more on this below). 4. Hair Sometimes we put our masks on in a hurry, and hair can’t always clear the way before we put it on. Accidentally trapping hair behind your mask can lead to clogged pores, because our hair is full of natural oils. If you style your hair every morning, you can add oils and emollients to that pore-clogging mix. If we get these oils on our skin, they can be trapped inside pores. If you can, the easiest solution is to keep hair pulled behind your ears with clips, bobby pins, or headbands. Of course, styling your hair in a bun, ponytail, or other up-do can reduce this risk too. How Different Masks Can Affect the Skin The type of mask you wear can also affect how your skin reacts. There are 3 different factors to take into account: Shape Certain shapes provide less air flow and ventilation than others. Think of face masks with surgical or metal nose clips, and the N95 respirator ‘cup’ with straps at the back of your head. They’re made to fit more tightly, possibly irritating your skin and not allowing as much fresh air to circulate. This feature is also what makes certain masks more effective at

preventing the spread of germs than others. Bandanas, sleeves, and homemade cloth masks with ear bands likely fit more loosely. Just make sure they’re not ill-fitting, where they either provide no protection or chafe your skin. They’re also often made with softer materials, leading to less friction and damage to your skin barrier. Material Face masks made of natural materials, like cotton, tend to be gentler on your skin. Synthetic fabrics, like microfiber, nylon, and polyester, may prove to be a little rougher. Paper material, like that of surgical masks, can feel coarse on your skin. The irritation from a low-quality material can damage your skin barrier, leading to inflammation and moisture loss — and subsequently, acne. PRO TIP: The bottom line: choose the best mask based on fit and function – we’ll help you handle the acne part! Filter Vs. No Filter Filters are meant to protect you from virus particles that your regular face mask material may not keep out. However, a face mask with a filter often leaves skin without less ventilation. Adding a filter often means adding multiple more layers to a mask, meaning less breath-ability for your skin. As we mentioned, less ventilation often leads to trapped humidity, dirt, and sweat, which can all exacerbate or cause breakouts.

Keep in mind that we do not recommend one type of mask over another, nor do we think a potential breakout should stop you from wearing a mask. We want to empower you to ease the effects that your skin may or may not encounter from the necessity of wearing a mask, in order to protect yourself and others. We recommend following the direction of your local health officials to learn how and when to safely wear a mask.

9 Tips for Preventing “Maskne” 1. Wash your face when you get home at the end of the day. This can help remove any environmental debris from the air as well as any sweat build-up or pore blockages. Removing the grime and aftermath of a long day feels cool and refreshing, and will help keep your skin clear. Use a gentle face cleanser when you get home for the day, instead of waiting for bedtime. 2. Avoid washing your face frequently. The icky feeling of sweat and oil build-up might make you want to wash your face a ton throughout the day. Doing so, however, might strip your face of its natural oils and leave your skin dry and irritated. 3. Clean your face mask after each use. If you use a cloth mask, the CDC states that you can “include your face covering with your regular laundry.” Using warm to hot water is best for killing bacteria. Easy peasy! 4. Rotate your cloth face masks throughout the week. If you can, buy or make a couple of masks. Instead of washing one mask every day, you can clean them all at once 1-2 times a week. You’ll have a clean mask every day, and less laundry to do. 5. Opt out of heavier, oil-based products. The oil can mix with your natural sebum, sweat, and bacteria – a recipe for clogged pores. This goes for makeup especially. You want to give your skin a chance to breathe, especially if you’re using a tighter face mask. 6. Wear less makeup on the bottom part of your face. You may want to go without foundation altogether, and opt for just the eye makeup. Try a tinted moisturizer instead of a heavy duty foundation, or just spot correct with concealer.

7. Avoid touching your face with dirty hands. You may need to touch your face when adjusting your mask, putting it on, or taking it off. Try to ensure your hands are clean while you do so. Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands before reaching up. 8. Hydrate skin. Moisture loss is one of the biggest causes (and effects) of irritation. As we know, irritation can cause and worsen breakouts. Spritz rose water or aloe vera juice on thirsty skin throughout the day. Use hydrating serums before and after wearing a face mask. 9. Use a moisturizer before leaving your house. If you know you’re going to be wearing a mask for an extended amount of time, it’s important to moisturize beforehand; you might not be able to throughout the day. Use a nourishing ingredient, like shea butter or sea buckthorn oil, to seal in hydration and soften skin. Lightweight moisturizers are our personal favorites, to keep skin from feeling too hot and heavy inside your mask. Whatever shape, material, or filter you use, adapting to a face mask means changes to your skin care and makeup routine. To ease and avoid breakouts, these changes might make your morning more minimalistic as you cut products out of your routine. These changes might mean using lighter products that suit your skin better during this time. You may have to compensate with more hydration and less occlusive ingredients. Whatever the case, breakouts don’t make you less worthy – so treat yourself and your skin gently!

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drive Winter Is coming So make way I don’t know about you, but during this whole “Rona” pandemic, I have had to pay more attention to clutter that had been silently taking over my house. I took advantage of this and pretty much cleared it out ~ to the garage! Now winter’s coming and where am I going to put my car? So now my focus is organizing my garage! You wouldn’t believe how it transformed my home into a less cramped, more spacious oasis without forcing me to buy an expensive fix such as a storage building or building an addition on to my house. Now, during the spring & summer, parking in the driveway was no big deal, and frankly I was in denial of how my garage had become an over crowded & cluttered mess, making simple tasks such as searching for tools feel like I was scouring a haystack in search of a needle. Organizing my garage created extra room in my home while allowing me to now park my car in the garage, protecting it from the Autumn heat and I’ll be able to keep it warmer in the winter too. If you want to turn your garage into something more than cluttered storage units, then you can employ the following strategies to transform these largely overlooked areas into more valuable spaces.

* Choose the right day. Garages tend to be separate from the rest of the homes they’re a part of, meaning the only way to organize a garage is to first remove all items from the garage and into the driveway. Because items removed from the garage will be exposed to the elements, you should choose a day that’s temperate and sunny to clean their garages. If possible, opt to organize your garages in early fall when there are additional hours of daylight. This protects you from having to work in the dark should the job take longer than they initially anticipated. * Discard or donate duplicate items. Duplicate items are some of the main culprits behind cluttered garages. As garages gradually become more cluttered, you may buy tools you already have simply because you cannot find the original. When organizing the garage, create separate piles for duplicate tools, placing still-useful items in a pile that can be donated to neighbors, local charities or organizations and another pile for old tools that are no longer useful. * Host a garage sale. Fall is the perfect time for that, temperatures are cooling down and people are done with vacations now that school is back in session. Those of you who want to organize you garages and make a buck at the same time can host garage sales. Make only those items that are still functional available for purchase, and let neighbors and bargain hunters do the bulk of your organization work for you. Don’t forget to spread the word about your garage sale too-


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a great local resource is the Get Local classifieds paper. You can place garage sale ads for free in print and on-line through them, plus they put it on Facebook & Twitter. What is the Get Local paper? It was formerly the Thrifty Nickel and it’s been helping buyers & sellers for over 34 years! Check them out at www. * Designate areas of the garage for certain items. Once the items that won’t be going back into the garage have been sold, donated or discarded, organize the garage by designating areas for certain items, making sure to separate items that can pose safety risks. For example, store kids’ bicycles and outdoor toys in a corner of the garage that is opposite the corner where potentially dangerous items such as power tools and gas cans will be stored. Keep the center of the garage open for vehicles. * Periodically park cars in the garage. You may be thinking- well isn’t that why I did this in the first place? Yes. But we are creatures of habit and we do have Holiday shopping season ahead of us and if you’re like me, I tend to “hide” things in the garage, so I will stop parking in the garage so my kids will be less likely to notice them. But if you can improve your chances of maintaining your now wonderfully organized garages over the long haul by periodically parking in the garage. Doing so not only prevents the gradual buildup of clutter that can slowly take over a garage, and of course protects your vehicle too.

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PREPAREYOURLAWNFORWINTER Every weekend of the last few months you have spent mowing, weeding, edging, and trimming your lawn so that it will look its best. In order to ensure your lawn makes a complete recovery after winter hibernation, you may want to spend the fall taking steps to help your lawn survive the winter months ahead. Winterizing a lawn varies depending on where you live and how harsh a typical winter is. There are certain key tasks to complete before you can rest for the winter season. * Remove fallen leaves and debris. Leaf cleanup is among the tasks homeowners dread the most. Raking leaves can be arduous, but it is well worth the effort. Fallen leaves can smother the grass and lead to dead spots and decay next season. Wait until the majority of the leaves have fallen from the trees before you begin to rake; otherwise, you could find yourself repeating the process throughout the fall. Mulched leaves can be added in small amounts to garden beds to provide rich organic material for next year's crop of flowers. Be sure to pick up any twigs and other debris as well. Additional debris can become up trapped under snow and hinder grass growth when spring arrives. * Cut your lawn short. Unless the season is unseasonably wet and warm, your lawn shouldn't grow too much in October and November. Continue to cut your lawn until there is no visible growth for about two weeks. It pays to give it a short cut before frost arrives so that long piles of dead grass will not smother any new growth in the spring. Also, long grass tends to bend down upon itself, trapping moisture that can lead to fungal diseases like snow mold. * Aerate the lawn. Soil can be compacted over time, especially in yards that see heavy foot traffic. You can rent an aerator from a lawn supply store so that water and fertilizer can reach the soil.


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* Fertilize. Now is the time to give the lawn fresh food to overwinter and also replenish the strength of the root system. All summer long the lawn has been depleting the soil of nutrition, but autumn presents a great opportunity to strengthen those roots. Consider a slow-release formula designed for winterizing that will feed the lawn all winter long. * Edge the garden beds. Take advantage of the cooler weather and slow-growing grass to re-edge around flower beds. Even though the grass above the surface of the soil will stop growing, the roots will remain viable and the lawn will still be sending out rhizomes and tillers to produce new grass blades in the spring. These can easily encroach on garden beds. Edge now so you will have less work to do in the spring. * Trim hedges and trees. If there are any overhanging tree branches or shrubbery blocking sunlight from reaching the lawn, cut back these areas once the foliage has thinned. Take advantage of your town's leaf and twig pickup services. * Seed bare patches. Scour the lawn for bare patches and put down some seed in these areas. The cooler weather will enable the seeds to germinate without having to compete with weed growth. Once you have prepared your lawn for the winter you can bring in any lawn tools that need repair and have them set and packed away for the spring.

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home Fantastic Ideas To Cozy Your Home With Farmhouse Fall Decor If you have not already started decorating your home for the fall season, now is the time to start getting into the spirit and we have some fabulous inspiration to share with you. Since the farmhouse style is still very much on trend, we have put together an inspiring collection of farmhouse fall decor. See what sparks your creativity!

Don’t forget to decorate your outdoor spaces with cozy warmth to greet your guests. The big trend right now is layering mats at the front door. Begin with a larger mat, striped or buffalo check for farmhouse style. Layer with a fall-themed mat that can be changed with the seasons. This “Pumpkin Patch” doormat can be found at Kirklands, as can the light wood with black rim baskets. Be sure to add a door wreath for an extra festive touch! (via @ jodie.thedesigntwins)

This beautiful and festive fall porch is decorated in vibrant fall colors. Highlights includes mums, pumpkins and lovely door wreaths. Handmade wreaths are from the Etsy shop DaisyMaeBelle. The yellow mums is sitting in a galvanized pot from Kirklands. The sign on the wall is from the Simply Inspired Design Co. (via @ the_refinedfarmhouse)


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This fall decorated entryway features furnishings and accent pieces that welcomes you inside. The Restoration Hardware console table is styled with fall accents from HomeGoods and Kirklands. On the wall, the Signature Magnolia Wreath is from Magnolia Market. The frame behind the wreath is from HobbyLobby. A wooden ladder (Kirklands) is ideal for hanging cozy throws and even a wreath. (via @blessedonbluefinch)

A cozy fall bedroom with a palette of black and white, mixed with pops of caramel and rust. Pillows add texture, while the knitted camel throw adds cozy warmth. (via @ vintagewhitefarmhouse)

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Just a Humble Girl and Her Hounds

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A Heart for Others Candy did not start out on the path to work with or train hounds. Her primary occupation is a nurse, which you could say does make since for her to be in search and rescue too. However, nursing was not her first choice. When I asked Candy why she become a nurse her reply was, “Becoming a nurse was a complete God thing.” Candy’s desire in high school was to go to the University of Miami and become a marine biologist, but in her junior year, her parents had started going through a divorce. Then when she graduated high school her parents went separate ways and as a result she could not qualify for financial aid to go. Up until this point everyone in her family had went to Carson Newman College in Jefferson City. So that is where her and her mom headed. After taking the ACT, Candy was excepted into the biology department. At the end of her freshman year of college she was meeting with her advisor, who was the head of the biology department and he told her they had a really good nursing program and that he thought it would be a good fit. However, Candy still had hopes of making it to Miami and fulfilling her dream to be a marine biologist and told him that she didn’t think that nursing was for her. Candy laughed while telling the story and said ‘this is no joke, the next semester when I went to enroll, I was already listed as a nursing major, I had nursing classes and was in the nursing curriculum and so that’s what I did.” She never intended to become a nurse but said nursing came so naturally. Candy said that nursing school was like reading the Encyclopedia Britannica everyday, but the clinical aspect came so easy, like she had done this her whole life. Twenty seven years later she still loves her profession. She said “sometimes it is super hard but that you also get to be there for others to help them during their hardest times”, and anyone who knows Candy can attest that she is the first one to help those in need. After nursing school, Candy starting working at Fort Sanders where

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she still is today. She started out on the respiratory floor for about six months before transitioning to the observation unit then going into ICU. Working in the units for seven to eight years she became interested in surgery and began working in the O.R. for almost sixteen years. Her next move was to the Data collections and process improvement and is now the Stroke Vascular research nurse for Fort Sanders. She is in charge of all research studies and getting people enrolled in them while keeping up with vascular data. However she still has a lot of patient interaction and says it is the best of both world’s. My next question is an obvious one- wondering how in the world she became interested in working on search and rescue. Much like nursing, training hounds was another “God thing”. Candy

Candy has acquired over 20 years working and training SAR (Search and Rescue) dogs. Her current K-9 working companions are Barnabas, a 8.5 year old Bloodhound, and Pearl, a 1.5 year old Porcelaine Hound. Both are trailing and cadaver certified through NNDDA and Archaeological Cadaver K-9. In addition to Candy’s service with SAR she is a full time nurse at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center for 27 years and a bonded Deputy with Campbell County Sheriff Department. always loved the look of Bloodhounds and after receiving her first bloodhound, Cletus, as a gift 20 years ago she starting looking into the breed and their capabilities and thought search and rescue was interesting. Candy wanted to give it a try and went to a Search and Rescue Seminar right outside of Nashville. It wasn’t expensive or far away, so her and Cletus went to check it out and turns out Cletus loved it. They started going to more seminars up and down the east coast since there was nothing here locally at the time. They would go to five or six seminars per year trying to learn as much as they could. As there was still nothing here locally, Candy’s experience and advanced training had come to people’s attention and they starting asking for her help. Well that fell right in line with her journey to find her ministry, her calling. Candy was always wanting to give back and this brought three of her favorite things together, helping people, dogs and being outdoors. Now she is starting to help people train their own search and rescue dogs. Cletus stared out as trail search and rescue, then when he was two, going on three, Candy took him to a Cadaver Search Seminar to see how he would react. She knew that since he loved to work that he would need something for when he got older. Trail (search and rescue), can be demanding and cadaver is more of a grid search. Well just like with trail, Cletus excelled at cadaver search and was certified right away. He loved working

breeder told Candy that she couldn’t have picked a better hound because she says he came right out of the womb trailing. Candy had no problem picking a name either. She wanted it to be a biblical name since so much prayer went into finding this dog. One of her favorites in the Bible is Barnabas ( the encourager). That name certainly fits this now eight year old hound. Barnabas took to trailing only two days after he flew home and was cross trained to cadaver when he was just a year old. Surprisingly, Candy didn’t stop there. The next addition came about two years ago with the beautiful and high spirited Porcelaine hound (a French Hunting Hound), named Pearl. It was Steve’s turn to pick the next dog and he definitely wanted another search and rescue dog. Pearl is outgoing with a bit of sass, but like Barnabas is eager to please and has made a perfect addition to their team. Both dogs are trailing and cadaver certified through NNDDA and Archaeological Cadaver K-9. Candy and her hounds have been members of KPD SAR Team since it started in 2005. KPD SAR is a well structured and managed team, that trains extensively every month in search and rescue techniques and tactics. Candy is most certainly one of the most compassionate people I have ever known. In addition to nursing and fulfilling a great need in our community for search and rescue hounds and handlers, Candy battles several autoimmune diseases.

so much he worked up until the week before he died actually finding a body under water. After Cletus’ death Candy was devastated and had decided she wasn’t going to continue or even have another dog. However, everyone around her told her how much they needed her and how her training others was so vital to the area. Candy starting praying. She said, “I tell people it may sound horrible but I prayed more for my next Bloodhound then I did my husband”, but of course she points out she still prayed for her husband, with a smile. Candy knew that she didn’t want to continue something if God wanted that chapter of her life to be over. So one day while Google searching hounds, she came across a breeder in Texas that had a male bloodhound, immediately Candy fell in love with the look of his face. He didn’t look anything like Cletus, but she was really drawn to this dog. After talking it over with Steve ( Candy’s husband), she contacted the breeder and told her what she was looking for. Candy explained that she didn’t need a heavy frame dog but needed one that could go for miles especially in the heat. The breeder said that she was getting ready to breed the male Candy liked and should have the kind of pup she was needing. So after praying again, her and Steve decided she should get one of the pups. Hopping on a plane, Candy flew to Texas. The

Diagnosed with her first autoimmune disease at the age of seventeen, she has never let it stand in her way. You will not ever hear her complain or refuse to jump right in and help. She is one of those souls that after even just a few times of being around her, you will feel just like part of her family. She even referred to me as “Sis”, just like she does many others. At the end of our meeting and interview, she gave what she thought was an off-handed comment of who she was, but inadvertently named the title of this story, “Just a humble girl and her hounds”. I am proud to know her as I am sure many can say the same, and all are humbled that we can call her friend, “Sis.”

fit Get Fit this Fall The end of summer can seem like a sad time of year, but there’s something about the cool, crisp air that can breathe some new life into your usual routine, especially when it comes to exercise. Fall is a great time to start a fitness program because you’re going to create good habits for the holiday season and the upcoming winter months. And who knows? This year, you might be in great shape before that New Year’s Eve party rolls around.

First, find your motivation. It’s important to first discover what your individual goals are, whether it’s losing weight, strengthening and toning, or preparing for a race or event. But goals aren’t enough to get you there; you have to be motivated by the day-to-day workouts. So choose something you’ll enjoy doing and will be likely to keep up, whether it’s walking or hiking with a friend, working with a trainer, or taking part in a “boot camp” class. Creating a challenge for yourself will motivate you, as will encouragement and accountability, he adds. You want to know when you’re doing a good job, and when you’re not. Remember too, that anything worth having takes work. Take Advantage of the Great Outdoors Fall can be a treat for the senses: the crisp air, apple picking, pumpkin carving, a gorgeous canopy of fall foliage, and the crunch of leaves underfoot. And without the heat and humidity, outdoor workouts become much more comfortable and, after an unusual summer, many of us are ready to get back to some sort of fitness routine. Fall weather, especially for our area, offers some of the best outdoor workouts all year long.


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When exercising outside, layer your clothing. Before your body warms up, you may feel chilled, but once the blood gets pumping, you’ll feel overdressed.

Fitness classes give an energy you gather from other people when you workout in a class setting that you often don’t get working out by yourself.

Walking, hiking and cycling are all awesome ways to get your blood pumping, so discover park trails and take in some new scenery while you’re walking, biking, or just get out and throw the Frisbee around. Haev a dog? Play a vigorous game of fetch. If you’re near a lake, try kayaking or canoeing for an excellent whole-body workout and a great change of pace. And remember, it doesn’t have to seem like exercise to be a great workout.

Work out with a buddy or hire a personal trainer. Get your workouts on the right track from day one with the accountability a work out buddy or trainer can give that will keep you motivated and on track.

Plan fall activities that involve walking: apple-picking, hunting for the perfect pumpkin or enjoying the beautiful colors with some colorful autumn walking. Get Back to the Gym When the weather turns iffy, getting to the gym can help you stay on track with your workouts, especially if you get involved in a variety of activities. To make the most out of your time at the gym, don’t just do the same machines each time you go, but take advantage of all your gym has to offer.

Can’t make it to the gym? Be an active TV watcher. While you watch, you can walk or run in place, do standing lunges, do tricep dips off the couch, or lift weights. During commercials, do pushups or sit-ups. In a one-hour show, you probably have close to 20 minutes worth of commercial interruption. Try Something New When the gym & working out indoors lead to boredom and burnout, it’s a great time to try something completely different. Tai Chi Also known as a moving meditation, tai chi is a slow, fluid activity that helps improve balance and strength while keeping you relaxed and connected to your body. It can boost your mood, improve posture and even improve your heart health.

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Yoga Yoga is another kind of moving meditation that promotes balance, flexibility and soothing mind/body connections. Depending on the type you choose, yoga can be relaxing or it can be challenging, sometimes both.

and yummy meals. Pumpkin provides carotenoids (which help fight heart disease and cancer),1 vitamins C, E and riboflavin, iron, fiber, and potassium, just to name a few.

Barre Workouts This ballet-inspired workout focuses on balance, coordination, and core strength by incorporating a mix of exercises that go through a full range of motion and those that isolate and hold challenging positions. Popular examples include Physique 57, The Bar Method, Pure Barre, and Pop Physique.

Apples This time of year, apples are at their best and, because they’re so versatile, you can find many ways to work them into your diet. Apples are low in calories, high in fiber, have no cholesterol and give your body important nutrients like potassium, vitamin C, calcium and folic acid.2 You can eat them alone or add them to any number of dishes for extra taste and nutrition.

CrossFit If you really want to test your limits, this type of workout involves high-intensity interval training, doing exercises with very heavy loads and measuring a variety of metrics during each workout so you can see your improvement. The movements are considered functional, meaning they engage your whole body in a variety of ways.

Pecans You probably know that nuts are good for you (as long as you practice some portion control) and pecans are at the top of the list when it comes to healthy nuts. Pecans offer zinc, magnesium, potassium, thiamine, folic acid, and vitamin B6, just to name a few, and they’re great sprinkled on salads or eaten alone as a snack.

Get Healthy With Fall Foods Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean you need to avoid the produce section. In fact, fall brings a number of great choices to up the nutritional value of your meals while enjoying some of the great foods that are in season.

Making Your Exercise Habit Stick The key to making fitness stick is all about making it enjoyable and a daily thing. You could make it a habit to walk every day when you get home from work or at night after dinner. Get up 10 minutes early and start your day with a brisk walk around the block. Use the time to think about what you want to accomplish and make your to-do list.

Pumpkin Pumpkins make great jack-o-lanterns and they’re also great for nutritious

Ease your body and your mind into your new exercise schedule to minimize the risk of injury and add on as you get settled in. Strive for the 3 Cs, they will lead you to a successful fitness program. First, exercise takes commitment. We’re all busy; that’s just part of our lives. You have to start planning exercise, just like you do everything else, like meetings, dinners, and getting kids to lessons and practice. Put it on the calendar, because later always turns into never. Then there’s convenience. That means choosing a gym that’s close by, or an activity you can do at home, or a time when you’re not likely to be interrupted. Finally, there’s consistency. So, when the alarm goes off in the morning and it’s darker and colder, don’t roll over and hit the snooze button. Remember the 30-day rule that it takes about four weeks for the body to adapt to lifestyle changes. That’s why people who give up on their fitness programs tend to do so within the first 30 days. Finally, rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Get a massage after your run. Learn to meditate. Take an art class. Treat yourself not just with exercise but other activities that promote wellness, so you can feel good physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

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eat Something WICKEDLY Healthy to Start Your Day!

Wake up with a slice of this cozy pumpkin apple baked oatmeal! Packed with pumpkin and apples, it’s a nutritious way to start any fall day! A slice of this pumpkin apple baked oatmeal will instantly put you in a happy fall loving mood!

WHY PUMPKIN APPLE BAKED OATMEAL IS A GREAT BREAKFAST This recipe is a a great breakfast because it starts your day with a lot of important nutrition that some of us don’t get enough of….fiber, I’m looking at you! Both oats, pumpkin and apples are a great source of fiber. Oats contain a soluble fiber called betaglucan which helps to lower cholesterol. They also give this baked oatmeal more protein per bite. Pumpkin, pumpkin seeds and apples also contribute to the fiber content of this recipe, that will help fuel your morning and keep you fuller for longer. I love topping a slice with creamy, unsweetened almond butter, which gives it some healthy fat that helps with satiety too! I also love this recipe because it’s a great one to prep ahead of time for the week. The fall brings back schedules and routines that we may have neglected during the summer and while I’m not a huge mealprepper, somedays it’s just super easy to have the meal already there for you.


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Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×9” baking pan, set aside.

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats 1 tbsp. ground flax seed 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp sea salt 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp. ground or fresh ginger 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1 large egg lightly beaten* 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/3 cup diced apples +1/2 apple thinly sliced as the topping 2 tbsp. pumpkin seeds

In a small bowl mix together the oats, flax seed, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, egg and maple syrup. Stir until combined.Add the almond milk and vanilla and stir until completely combined. Add in the apples and mix together one more time. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until completely combined. Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Slice the remaining apple into very thin slices and arrange on top of the oatmeal along with the pumpkin seeds. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the stop is set and slightly browned. Remove from oven and let the oatmeal cool to room temperature. Drizzle with almond butter and top with extra low sugar granola if desired! Store in the fridge for up to a week — the cold pieces taste great too!

Notes * you can use gluten free oats here as well. ** for a vegan substitution use 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed or chia seeds with 2 1/2 tbsp. warm water.

Witches Brew Derived from my great great great grandmothers recipe which was a “granny woman”, This warm tea contains all the ingredients “to cure what ails you “ by leaving you deliciously warm and toasty. With crushed basil as an anti-inflammatory, Lemon zest which dramatically improve lung function, orange infused local honey which gives you both vitamin C as well as allergy relief, jasmine tea which is a natural antioxidant and toasty smooth Grand Marnier which makes everything better.


to boost your immunity Enjoy this family remedy of local mixologist Brent Williams, at Surin of Thailand. It will surely “raise your spirits”. Ingredients 4 Basil leaves 1 Tablespoon lemon zest 1 1/2 ounces orange honey 1 1/2 ounces Grand Marnier Jasmine Tea Instructions Brew your Jasmine tea while you gather and prep your ingredients. (Jasmine Tea from has very high grade spring-picked green tea from China’s Fujian region, lightly scented with fresh jasmine petals, and expertly shaped into pearls, which slowly unfurl into long needle shaped leaves when steeped. Brews into a gorgeous infusion with heavenly aroma.) Use fresh basil if possible, it will provide better nutrients and flavor. Combine all ingredients, top with your hot Jasmine tea and enjoy the delicious healing benefits of this “granny woman” recipe.

eat Something Delightfuly Healthy to Finish Your Day! Ingredients for a 8, 2 x 11, or 8 inch mold FOR GLUTEN-FREE COCONUT AND ALMOND BASE: 275 g ground almond 175 g honey 115 g grated coconut 4 Tbsp water 120 coconut flour pinch of salt 50 g coconut oil 3 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder FOR THE BLOOD ORANGE, SAGE AND TAMARIND CREAM: 540 g blood orange juice, approximately 6 oranges 16 sage leaves 4-5 large tamarinds 3 large eggs 85 g unsalted butter 175 g sugar pinch of salt 4 1/3 gelatin sheets (8 g) 1 Tbsp hibiscus flowers FOR DECORATION: blood orange, strawberries, sage leaves, kumquats, edible flowers


Make coconut and almond base. In a large bowl add the ground almond together with the grated coconut, the coconut flour and salt. Mix with a spoon. Add the honey together with the coconut oil and start to integrate the ingredients. We will have to work a little with our hands to get the ingredients to amalgamate. Incorporate the cocoa powder and mix. Add the water little by little and integrating at the same time. We will have to get a dough that does not break but without exceeding when hydrated. Transfer the mixture to the mold. Best to do it in small portions. Once we have all the mixture distributed, press with a small glass, small rolling pin or hands to level the mixture.

the tamarind flesh. Blend until a homogeneous texture is obtained. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 345ºF/175ºC. Bake at medium height for 12 minutes. Remove and place on a rack. Prick the whole base with a fork and let it cool completely, then prepare the blood orange, sage and tamarind cream.

Let the mixture stand and reduce its temperature to 131º-122ºF/55º-50ºC. Strain the mixture through a strainer or sieve to remove solids. Drain the gelatine sheets and add to the mixture. Whisk until completely dissolved. Pour over the baked base and place in the fridge. Let it solidify completely, ideally let it rest overnight.

Fill a bowl with very cold water and put the gelatin sheets inside to hydrate them. We must do it 15 minutes before using them. Squeeze the blood oranges to obtain the juice. Pour into a blender and add the chopped sage leaves together with

Add the butter in a medium saucepan and heat to medium low. Let it melt completely. Pour the orange juice together with the sugar and eggs. Cook to medium heat without stopping stirring, this way we will avoid it sticking to the bottom of the saucepan and forming lumps. Cook stirring constantly until the mixture reaches 181,4ºF/83ºC, for accurate results use a digital thermometer. It is important that the mixture does not reach boiling point. It will take about 10 minutes, so patience! Remove from the heat and add the hibiscus flowers.

Decorate the tart just before serving so that the fruit and flowers are fresh. Place blood orange slices, strawberries, sage leaves, slices of kumquats and edible flowers. Serve and enjoy, of course! ;)

the Malungeon This unusual rye drink brings together the rye from Kentucky and blends it with the tartness of tamarind, an african fruit (hence the name). Orange infused honey and St. Germain Elderberry liquor brings dramatic flavor to this drink while sweetened lime juice joins the tamarind in this most unusual tug-of war of slightly sweet and slightly tart bourbon experience. (This has become our biggest seller since making it public just weeks ago at Surin of Thailand.)

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immune boost with a kick Mixologist Brent Williams has outdone himself with his brand new creation, the Malungeon. Treat yourself with this unique paring of sweet & tart! Ingredients 4 dashes of Orange Bitters 2 ounces Bulliet Rye 1 ounce St. Germain Elderberry Liqueur 2 1/2 ounces Orange Honey 2 ounces Lime Juice (sweetened or unsweetened to taste) 1 ounce Tamarind Simple Syrup 1 Tablespoon Orange zest Instructions Prepare in bowl. First combine your liquid ingredients then add your orange zest. Use shaker to chill and serve in chilled glass. I choose Bulliet Rye because it is a brand of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey produced at the Kirin Brewing Company Four Roses Distillery.

tr avel Starry Nights A whole new world comes alive at night and is waiting to be explored. When you head out at night to stargaze, take your family or friends with you, be prepared for a cool night, and let your eyes adjust to the wonder above. Here are some ideas to make your experience memorable:

At Home Sleep in your backyard on a starlit night. Watch the stars and planets move across the night sky. Make a red flashlight. Use red paper or cellophane to cover a white flashlight. This will help you navigate at night without compromising your night vision! Can you see the stars as well in your backyard with the porch light on? Try different light bulbs, even different light fixtures, so that you can see the stars better. Warm, amber colors are soft on the eyes.

In the Wilderness Look for the Milky Way stretching across the night sky. What looks like a faint cloud is actually the light from millions and millions of distant stars. The Milky Way is our home galaxy and is best seen in summer and fall evening skies. If the full moon is up, the Milky Way will be hard to see. Try going for a night hike instead! Let your eyes adjust to the moonlight and keep your flashlight turned off (but available for safety if needed).

In a National Park Camp under the stars. What better way to experience the great outdoors than camping in a national park under a starfilled sky? National parks are great places to get to know the animals that are nocturnal—wildlife that is awake at night and asleep during the day. Sit quietly and listen for these creatures. Many national parks offer night sky programs, from telescope astronomy events to full moon walks with rangers. Other parks also have night sky programs, so be sure to check with your park if you are interested.

Experiencing the Obed The Obed Wild and Scenic River looks much the same today as it did when the first white settlers strolled its banks in the late 1700s. While meagerly populated due to poor farming soil, the river was a hospitable fishing and hunting area for trappers and pioneers. Today, the Obed stretches along the Cumberland Plateau and offers visitors a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Starry night skies are an important part of the special places the National Park Service protects. Our national parks hold some of the last remaining harbors of darkness and provide amazing opportunities to experience this critical resource. Obed Wild & Scenic River is one of these special places with a truly dark night sky. Among Obed’s interpretive themes is a primary goal to reconnect life and nature by discussing the value of quiet, solitude, and even darkness in the noisy, frenetic, and developed world of the 21st century.


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To qualify as an International Dark Sky Park, Obed demonstrated exceptional dark-sky conditions, and a strong commitment to preserving the park’s night sky resource for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of present and future generations. Since 2013, the park has offered year-round astronomy and dark sky interpretive programs, supported by a strong collaboration with local amateur astronomers from the ORION Astronomy Club in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and the Knoxville Observers in Knoxville, Tennessee.


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BOO AT THE ZOO PRESENTED BY U.S. CELLULAR October 8TH, 2020 to October 25TH, 2020 | 5:30pm-8:00pm ZOO KNOXVILLE 3500 KNOXVILLE ZOO DR, KNOXVILLE - Children under 4 admitted free Free parking Knoxville’s largest Halloween event featuring not-too-scary Halloween fun that’s perfect for preschool and elementaryaged children! A Halloween tradition for 34 years, BOO! at the Zoo is a family event featuring trick-or-treating along the BOO! Trail, where little trick-or-treaters can fill their bag with goodies as they make their way through the zoo. Be sure to stop by the Bank of America Monster Mash for dancing and fun! Each night of BOO! at the Zoo will have a variety of entertainment, costumed characters and festive lighting to make a great evening of seasonal fun. For tickets please visit our website at LIFELONG LEARNING BOOK CLUB October 13TH, 2020 2:00am-3:30pm 5441 CLINTON HWY, KNOXVILLE, TN The Libraries and the Psychology department invite anyone from UT to participate in a Lifelong Learning Book Club every fall and spring semester. This book club aims to promote a community of support for lifelong learning with teachers and students alike. This semester, read Small Teaching Online: Applying learning science in online classes, by Darby Flower, and join us for virtual discussions throughout the semester. The e-book is available online through the UT Libraries’ catalog. All sessions occur on Zoom. Register to attend discussion sessions at For questions, email Dr. Bob DuBois at or Brianne Dosch at LUCKY DOG FARM HOLIDAY MARKET October 17TH, 2020 | 9:30am-4:30pm LUCKY DOG FARM 1619 GREENWELL DR. KNOXVILLE MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW...for our Fall and Christmas Holiday Market at Lucky Dog Farm. We will have various vendors for you to shop with. More details coming soon! We hope you can join us! *Rain Date--Sunday, October 18, 2020 @ 12:00pm-6:00 pm


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COLONIAL PIE BAKING WORKSHOP October 18TH, 2020 1:00pm-2:00pm 1220 W GOVERNOR JOHN SEVIER HWY KNOXVILLE, TN Join Marble Springs State Historic Site in our historic tavern to learn a simple yet delicious pie recipe suitable for an open fire! Our volunteer Fran will walk through step by step on preparing the dough, filling, and how to cook the pie to perfection. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels and recommended for participants aged 12+. Space is very limited so RSVP to save your spot! Tickets are available on or Facebook. Tickets are: $20 for Nonmembers, $15 for Members Those attending will need to bring the following items: Filling (i.e. apples, berries, etc), Rolling pin, 2 knives, Measuring cups and spoons, Medium Bowl 2020 KNOXVILLE WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL October 24TH, 2020 | 5:00pm-10:00pm CHILLHOWEE PARK 3301 E MAGNOLIA AVE KNOXVILLE Water Lantern Festival is an amazing experience where you’ll witness the magic of lanterns as they light up the water. The Water Lantern Festival was voted #1 Festival by USA Today. Don’t miss this beautiful event! Tickets are on sale for the Water Lantern Festival in Knoxville. Get your tickets at before they sell out.

FARRAGUT’S FREAKY FRIDAY October 30TH, 2020 | 5:00pm-7:00pm JAMESTOWN BOULEVARD FARRAGUT, TN Things look a little different this year, but we are excited to provide a safe “trick-or-treat” for the Farragut community! Safely trick-or-treat in your car along Jamestowne Boulevard. Face coverings are required (really run with this one - it’s Halloween!) for vendors and highly encouraged for participants in their vehicles. Participants in Freaky Friday Drive-Thru Boo will be required to register for a time slot and must signify how many children will be in the car. Visit www. for more information or to register. ESPRESSO EXOTIC ANIMAL EXPO October 31TH, 2020 - November 1ST, 2020 | 5:00pm-7:00pm 1145 TREADWAY DR DANDRIDGE, TN 37725 Mark your calendar now for the most realistic Halloween event in town. Live exotic animals with photo opportunities and fear factor frights. Food trucks with amazing food and bounce houses for that extra energy. Food trucks and booths will be handing out candy to the kids so don’t miss out!

TINYTREES DROP OFF November 23rd, 2020 6:00pm-8:00pm 2018 W CLINCH AVE KNOXVILLE, TN 37916 Only Date Available for Drop Off. The purpose of this project is to help the long term care pediatric families get a little bit of normal in their lives that are consumed with Dr Visits, chemo, bone marrows, spinal taps, surgeries, pokes, IVs etc. Especially those who must stay over the holidays. Our goal is to simply give back and help families who are going thru medical trauma as this affects the whole family. So bring your 3’ decorated Christmas Tree for ETCH patients to the ETCH Scripps Building at the corner of 21st and White Ave in downtown Knoxville. Required: -3’ trees ONLY, -plug in lights, - secure and wire on ornaments, - kid friendly theme. No-no’s: - no candy, - no gift cards, - no sharp objects, - no trees skirts, - no extension cords, - no extras attached. Trees will be moved multiple times and all items should be secured so when the tree is picked up nothing falls off. Please see the @TinyTrees page for more details EAST TENNESSEE FRIENDS OF THE NRA FUNDRAISER November 7TH, 2020 8:30am-1:00pm 5441 CLINTON HWY, KNOXVILLE, TN Fundraising event with games, live & silent auctions, bucket games, door prizes & good times. Friends of the NRA and The NRA Foundation recognize that the future of our shooting traditions lies in programs that inspire and encourage individuals to further develop their passion for firearms education and training. http://www. 14TH ANNUAL BREAKTHROUGH RUN/WALK FOR AUTISM November 14TH, 2020 8:30am-1:00pm 900 E HILL AVE, STE 145 KNOXVILLE, TN 37915 Support Breakthrough to help improve the lives of adults with Autism by participating in a fun event for the entire family or work place. Sign up for yourself or an entire team! Categories: 5k Walk/Run, 1 mile fun walk, Sleeping but supporting! Runners may pre-register or sign up the morning of the race from 7:00 until 8:00 a.m. at the Pinnacle Stadium parking lot. Registration is $30.00. BreakthroughRunforAutism Events information is accurate as of press time. Due to the pandemic, there may be changes or cancellations outside of our control. Please check with each events’ website for more information. To submit an event for future publications, contact us at

Fall Fun Guide Here are our top picks for some seasonal fun! Oakes Farm

Kyker Farms



8240 Corryton Rd. Corryton, TN 37721 (865) 688-6200 |

938 Alder Branch Rd. Sevierville, TN 37876 (865) 679-4848 |

Maple Lane Farms

Deep Well Farm



1126 Maple Ln Greenback, TN 37742 (865) 856-3511 |

9567 US 11E Lenoir City, TN 37772 (865) 803-4425 |

Narramore Farms

Mayfield Farm Park



199 Laurel Bluff Rd. Kingston, TN 37763 (865) 403-9335 |

Keep in mind these locations will be following safety guidelines to ensure a safe & fun experience for all. Check out their websites for instructions and guidelines.

257 HWY 307 East Athens, TN 37303 (423) 746-9859 |



noxville artist/songwriter/ musician Rey Pineda moved from Japan to East Tennessee in December 1988 and he has developed roots in this area and calls it his home. Folks here refer to him as “Filibilly” — the RhettFilipino WalkerHillbilly. is not yourSince typical Christian 1997, he has been blues, folk, artist. The performing 25 year old preacher’s sonreggae who was and Americana with friends and raised in the South has come full circle with his musicians heagainst his faithother after alocal period of rebelling shows.

“We“The movedarts away from my my hometown when I have been life. I’ve musician, stage was been 16, andanI artist, didn’t like that. I just went nuts, puppeteer, photographer, doingactor, whatever I wanted to do in the moment,“ videographer, ” Pineda says. “I never he said. “I mixed with the rough crowd, got into doubted my role in life. It was very fightsobvious and drugs. It wasn’t long before I was from childhood that I was expelled from school, just always in trouble. born an artist.” So they sent me to this Christian school, the only one that would take me, and I met this girl. Not too long after that we found out she was pregnant. That was the stop in the path for me.“ Faced with being a father at 17, Rhett knew it was time to make a choice, he could continue going down the destructive path he was on, or he could change. “It was like, Man, what am I doing?“ he recalls. “My girlfriend’s having a baby, and I have no job. I finally sat down with April, who is now my wife, and said, “We’ve done everything wrong that we possibly can. Let’s do everything right from here on out.“ Rhett and April went on to get married, and rededicated his life to Christ. From there, the Lord began opening doors for Rhett to lead worship and pursue music. “I always knew I wanted to do music, but I couldn’t sing as a kid, I was just terrible at it,“ he said. “So I was a drummer at church growing up until one day they called me out front to sing “Grace Like Rain“ by Todd Agnew, and I never went back to the drums. The more I sang the more things started opening up.“ Rhett’s first single with his new record label Essential Records was “When Mercy Found Me“ off the album Come To The River. The record speaks of the singer’s personal journey 38

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and is refreshingly raw and honest. One theme that is apparent throughout the entire album is that of grace.

got to let me be in control.“ There are moments in everyone’s life when they come to that point. Mine just happened to be in front of a river.“

“There’s just nothing we can do without grace, we’re all dirty, messed up people, but Christ still loves us,“ said Rhett. “So there are two things we must do. One, rejoice, because now we have a purpose on this earth, to share that grace with others. Two, take up the calling. You can’t just take that love and not tell the story that goes with it.“

Rhett used his God given talents once again while serving with K-LOVE’s Scott and Kelli at Denver’s Sharefest this last summer. While in Denver, 12 people were killed and 58 injured during a shooting spree at a local movie theater on July 19, 2012. The following day, he worked with Moriah Peters to write and perform “Just Pray“ in memory of the victims and gave it away for free.

The song “Come To The River,“ was the result of a season where Rhett was having a difficult time dealing with the burdens of life. “I was kind of in a moment in my life where I felt like I was I just but being overwhelmed by the stresses of life. I started getting so overwhelmed that I got in my car one day and got alone with Christ, and I ended up in front of a river and said, “God I can’t do this alone, I’m just a man.“ he explains. “I felt like God was telling me, “Just come to the river. You’ve got to wash yourself clean of this. And you’ve

His newest single “Believer“ was created “to combat the daily struggles and thoughts of I’m just not good enough, because we serve a God as a believer that says, “Yes, you can’t be good enough, but I sent my son to die on the cross and pay the ultimate sacrifice so that way your foundation can be freedom.“ Rhett continues, “So, to end anxiety, we can be truth speakers. To stress and frustration, we can be mountain movers. We are Gospel preachers with hearts on fire, and I want to walk in that freedom.“

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very year is more fantastic than the last with new designers, models and more! So thankful to Gage Talent Agency for always producing an outstanding show! They bring the “Fashion” to Knoxville! Enjoy these highlights from this year’s show!


Not a crafter? Here’s why you should consider becoming one during the pandemic.

Picking up an old craft or delving into a new one is a positive way to get through the coronavirus pandemic, according to mental health experts. “You might try knitting or something new; individuals should find what grabs them — that’s so important for creativity,” said clinical psychologist Mark Runco, who is director of creativity research and programming at Southern Oregon University. Why crafting helps. The brain “is a very adaptive organ with survival mechanisms,” Runco said. “It’s hardwired to pay attention to threats, and its fear response can be activated by triggers such as negative news.” Crafting can calm us because it shifts our attention away from such triggers, he said. It also gives people a sense of productivity and is “an excellent way to break up the monotony of the day,” he added. Research is now turning to how specific crafts can contribute to wellbeing. The pandemic and crafts Many businesses, including yarnspirations. com, Joanns and Michaels, have seen an uptick in interest since the pandemic started. Yarnspirations notes that its “Llama No Drama” and “Bernat Fat Cat” crochet stuffies have been very popular with customers; Michaels and Joanns has seen a 150 percent increase in viewers of Facebook Live tutorials with Lynn Lilly, founder of Craft Box Girls, and has also ramped up its how-to videos and stepby-step project instructions based on demand. It recently launched free online classes that include such topics as coaster-making and painting. Emily Brown, an associate director at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, said she turned to knitting at the start of the pandemic even though she doesn’t consider herself a craft person. “I needed something to cleanse my mind; knitting calmed me because it is a repetitive


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activity, and very soothing,” she said, noting that she would not “in a million years have had the time to do it otherwise. You don’t have to be creative to give crafting a try and reap its benefits. With so many possibilities, how do you know where to begin? For beginners, try yarn-based crafts. These are often a good starting point, because many people have fond memories of loved ones knitting or crocheting. If you’re a rugged type of person, build bird houses, or something for the environment. There are many free online classes on topics that include cloth dyeing, building a bird house and making jewelry. The bottom line is that you want to create something concrete, yet something that warms the heart and creates a bit of joy. Luckily here in Knoxville we have several DoIt-Yourself crafting venues that can help you find something wonderful to create that you can share with your family or friends. Places like AR Workshop even has take home kits for all ages. Take this unique time as an opportunity to create something beautiful, learn something new and take time to contribute to your overall well-being.

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Nathan Cottrell From “Rebel” yell to “Jaguar” roar - Knoxville’s Nathan Cottrell is tearing up the field!


West's Nathan Cottrell (5) is hoisted by teammates after scoring a touchdown, giving West a 6-0 lead over Farragut in the first half of a high school football game at West High School in Knoxville on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Picture provided by Alan Cottrell

Nathan Cottrell has always been fast. He was born 3 weeks early, the last of 4 kids, weighing in at 9 lbs 5 oz. He rode a two wheeled bike just before turning 4. He played every sport starting out, but football was his favorite. In those younger football years, if/when he could get outside, he scored every time, sometimes 3 and 4 times per game. He told his mom, when he was 7, that he thought God made him to play football. Fast forward 17 years, and what a ride it has been. His high school team went to state his junior year for the first time ever. They didn’t win, but were able to return his senior year, this time, coming home with a win, and the MVP title for Nathan. Nathan received a full ride to Georgia Tech, where he redshirted his freshman year with a torn ACL. The extra year of

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Georgia Tech’s Nathan Cottrell’s mind has been blown by pre-draft interest. Photo by Ken Sugiura, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Knoxville West RB Nathan Cottrell (@nathancottrell5) posts ATL #NikeCombine best SPARQ (132.72) and 40 (4.35)

eligibility, gave him the option of getting Masters, well almost, 2 classes short! Nathan did have the chance to participate in Pro Day, just before COVID ended the remaining ones on the schedule. This resulted in being picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent following the last NFL Draft Day. He just played in his first NFL game on Sept 6, being in for all of the Special Teams plays. There have definitely been really high highs, and really low lows! The only constant, has been his family’s support and their faith in Jesus Christ! He believes that God does have a plan. His plan is the very best, even when it may not seem like it at the time. Prayer does change things! At the very least, it changes our perspective and focus, and allows us a glimpse of the bigger picture! Whatever happens from here, to God be all honor and glory!

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