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August 6, 2012

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For Jamie Snyder, being named the principal at Corryton Elementary School is like coming home. “I grew up in a school like this,” she said as she remembers attending Ramsey Elementary School. “Coming to Corryton takes me back to my roots.”

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This house at 3316 Emory Road has stood vacant since the road was widened. Improvements may be near. Photo by Ruth White

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Jason Webster out Halls High assistant principal and athletic director Jason Webster has been transferred to the L&N STEM Academy, and Jake Mabe wonders why.

See Jake Mabe’s story on page 4

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Halls band car wash The Halls High School band will hold a car wash fundraiser 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, in the side parking lot at the Halls Food City. Concessions will also be sold and all proceeds will benefit the band.

Gospel night Powell Playhouse presents Gospel Night at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Jubilee Center on Callahan Road. Two quartets, three soloists and a duet will perform.

Heiskell seniors The Heiskell Community Center seniors program will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at 9420 Heiskell Road. Walta Patt from Powell Florist will demonstrate fall decorations. Lunch is at noon with Bingo to follow. Bring a dessert and a friend. Meeting and lunch are free, donations appreciated. Info: Janice White, 5480326.

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By Sandra Clark Halls guy Brian Blakely was grilled by the Knox County Blighted Property Review Commission about two of his properties with code violations. The most visible violation is the house turned sideways to Emory Road with blue tarps flapping in the wind. Blakely said his goal is to live in the house at 3316 Emory Road (near the Saddlebrooke subdivision) within a year.

Codes officials brought Blakely before the Review Commission in May when he received a 90-day deferral. When he appeared last Wednesday, little had been done. “I’m extremely embarrassed about this. I’ve let it go too long,” said Blakely. He has bush-hogged the lot and removed some shrubs, he said. Taxes have been paid and he’s lined up a company to install a green metal roof and build

a retaining wall. He’s requested rezoning from Agricultural to Residential which will be heard by MPC in September and by County Commission in October. Larry York, who represents the 6th District, did not favor a second extension, saying Blakely had not made adequate progress to clean up the site. “I’m voting for 90 more days but no more,” said Bill Sewell, who represents the 7th District.

he said. “I’m very excited to become a part of Shannondale’s strong academic tradition and take it into the future. That’s a big thing.” Nealy grew up in Boca Raton, Fla., but says he’s had a Big Orange heart since he was just a kid. “We have vacationed here forever and a day. My mom and dad had been coming here for 25 years, and I’ve been a Vol fan ever since I came for my first visit. When I taught in Florida, I decorated my room with Tennessee orange. I fell in love with it, became a Vol fan instantly.” Nealy’s parents, Barbara Jack Nealy, new Shannondale Elementary School principal, and John Nealy, moved relaxes outside in preparation for the start of school. Photo here several years ago. His by Ruth White father has since passed away, and his mother splits her time between Tennessee and Florida, where Nealy’s two brothers live. successful years as princi- He is a divorced father pal at West Valley Middle who has custody of his two School, to hold meetings daughters, Makayla, 10; over the summer at Panera and Kylie, who is almost 8. Bread in Fountain City. This He holds an undergraduenabled him to get to know ate degree from Florida AtBy Betty Bean Shannondale Elemen- a lot of people in the com- lantic University, a master’s tary School principal Jack munity, including Tommy from Fairleigh Dickenson Breakfast University, an Educational Nealy is moving into his of- Schumpert’s fice just in time to get ready Club – but he says it’s good Leadership Certificate from for the students to arrive to finally be settling in at FAU and is working on a doctorate through Walden – time is short, but he says his new school. “Panera’s been an of- University. he’s willing to do whatever Nealy has lived in Tenit takes to be ready, includ- fice away from the office, and I’ve met a lot of people nessee since 2006 and was ing working weekends. Construction at Shan- there, and I am so glad to principal at Sunny View nondale has forced Nealy, be part of this community. I Primary School prior to who just finished two very plan to be very active in it,” moving to West Valley. His

New look for new year Nealy takes the reins at Shannondale

His motion prevailed, and Blakely will be back at the board’s Oct. 24 meeting. Sewell told Blakely to “stay in contact” with Roy Braden of Building Codes. Blakely said a mobile home at 7524 Pelleaux Road has been moved to the back of the 3 acre tract and the property was mowed. “It looks much better.” On a motion by Sewell, that tract was removed from the Blighted Property list.

first Knox County job was as assistant principal at Farragut Primary School. He said he feels at home already, and that he knows former Shannondale principals Chris Williams and Reba Lane, as well as Gresham Middle School principal Donna Parker and Danny Trent at Central High School. He has also met with leaders of the Parent Teacher Organization and the Shannondale Foundation.

Intersection upgrades start By Sandra Clark Construction is underway at the intersection of Andersonville Pike and Emory Road – the origin a l Halls Crossroads – where K nox Tim Burchett County will install turn lanes and a traffic signal. Mayor Tim Bur-

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chett will be in Halls to inspect the project at 10:30 a.m. today (Aug. 6), and said the new intersection will “increase public safety and help encourage economic development.” The project was promised when County Commission rezoned land for the new Walmart Center on Norris Freeway. Developers of that project helped fund the road enhancements.


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A-2 • AUGUST 6, 2012 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY SHOPPER-NEWS

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Phillips opens Pediatric Dentistry

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Sharon Morton celebrates her business’s fifth anniversary. Photo by Ruth White

Jubilee marks five years By Ruth White Sharon Morton celebrated the fifth anniversary of Jubilee Banquet Facility with a big party last week. Family, friends and clients were invited out for cake, dancing and giveaways. When Jubilee opened in 2007, the Mortons were thinking of a place where church and school groups could gather. “I never even thought of having weddings and corporate events in the facility when we first opened, but that’s what the community was looking for,” she said. “We have even hosted a wrestling match in the gym, so I guess you can say that we’ve pretty much done it all.” Jubilee Banquet Facility is known for its gourmet dining, served buffet style. It is host to Powell Playhouse productions, Powell Business and Professional Association and recently the annual Powell High School Alumni Banquet. Jubilee has been family-owned from the start. “We have a saying on our front desk, ‘Come as a guest, leave as a friend’ and we try to make everyone feel that way,” said Morton. Jubilee is located at 6700 Jubilee Center Way off Callahan Drive. Info: 938-2112.

COMMUNITY CLUBS ■ Memoir Writers meet 7 p.m. each second Thursday at Panera Bread, 733 Louisville

Road in Alcoa. ■ Knoxville Civil War Roundtable will meet 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Bearden Banquet Hall. Guest speaker will be author, historian and professor Myron J. Smith Jr. who will

First Tennessee Bank was proud to be a major sponsor of the recent Ronald McDonald House Golf Tournament. K noxville’s Ronald McDonald House is a temporary home-awayFansler from-home for families whose children are receiving treatment for serious illnesses at area hospitals. In an effort to reduce stress, keep the family intact and enhance the quality of life for families, the Ronald McDonald House provides affordable services in a caring, homelike atmosphere. The house, which has been serving families of sick and injured children since 1985, is open to any family with a child age 21 or younger who is receiving medical treatment at an area hospital, including East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Since it opened, more than 45,000 people have found a home when they needed one the most. Families are asked for a donation of $5 per night for a room. The house provides facilities for sleeping, cooking, laundry and play. Relatives, including grandpardiscuss “Ironclads and Timberclads on the Western Waters.” Everyone is invited. Admission is $5 for the program, or come early for a buffet dinner for $17. RSVP by 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13: 671-9001.

Dr. Jessica Phillips has opened East Tennessee Pediatric Dentistry at 1703 Callahan Drive. The office will specialize in dental care for children ages 1 through 17, including cleanings, fillings, crowns and sedation dentistry. Info: 859-0355.

ents and siblings of children receiving medical treatment, are welcome. The Ronald McDonald House also offers a program where families with children at area hospitals use the house’s laundry, cooking and other facilities during the day. This enables families to complete daily tasks while away from home but still remain close to their sick child. On Valentine’s Day 2000, the Ronald McDonald House opened a second house beside the original house. Together, the two buildings can accommodate 16 families or 65 people nightly. The house needs everything that your house needs multiplied by 16. Keeping it stocked with everything from meals and coffee to laundry detergent and zip-lock bags is quite a challenge. (Go to www. k nox r m hc .or g/w i sh l i s t . html to view the “wish list.”) Everything needed is funded by the community. Support comes through fundraising events such as the annual golf tournament as well as donations of money and goods from caring groups and individuals. Knoxville’s Ronald McDonald House is one of 200 houses throughout the world helping 5,000 people daily.

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Reach joins Halls Vision Center Dr. Adam Reach has joined the staff of Halls Vision Center in Mill Branch. Reach is a 2003 graduate of Gibbs High and a 2007 graduate of the University of Tennessee. He recently graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Reach feels blessed to be back in Knoxville and helping out in his community. He is currently accepting new patients. Info: 922-7765. Photo by Ruth White

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Home Federal Bank president Dale Keasling hands Nicodem Ngendabakana the keys to his family’s new home. Photos by Ruth White

Family members Naomi Nizeyimana, Henriette Nishimwe, Elisa Sindayigaya and Richard A. Nduwimana wait patiently on the porch of their new home with their grandparents and homeowners Stephania Mfatavyanka and Nicodem Ngendabakana.

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government Here comes the surplus, drip … drip A-4 • AUGUST 6, 2012 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY SHOPPER-NEWS

Congratulations to Chris Caldwell, Knox County’s new finance director. Chris and this writer have engaged in a war of words and numbers for which there is no clear winner. But Chris is a bright young guy who will serve Knox County well. Mayor Tim Burchett made a good choice. In a brief interview, Chris reiterated that no one knows what the county’s surplus will be until the numbers are in. And he said if it’s $17.3 million, well, he might take me to lunch. You can call me hardheaded or even bone-headed, but you can’t say I don’t dig at an issue until I’m satisfied. Here’s where I’ve landed on the “surplus.” First, our numbers were right. Knox County already has collected $17.3 million Jason Webster more in revenues than it budgeted for the fiscal year that ended June 30. Schools: By agreement, scared to publicly offer 72.2 percent of the sales tax criticism. Some tell stories goes straight to schools (it’s of “spies” present at the a bit less from the town of school-sponsored commu- Farragut, but that’s another nity forums. Their job was story). The money goes into to jot down the names of the school system’s fund any teacher who publicly balance until it’s spent. criticized the superintenAnd the spending process dent and/or his initiatives. entails a recommendation I can’t tell you that is by the superintendent, apa fact. I can tell you that proval by the school board, morale among the teachand approval by the county ers is low. Need proof? I commission. didn’t see many of them Last week, school offifilling the seats during cials projected a $6.6 milCounty Commission meet- lion surplus, and that could ings earlier this year to grow. Hopefully, the school support Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre’s budget. If they’d shown up in droves and stared down the commissioners, that budget might have passed. Instead, it wasn’t even voted on. By Anne Hart McIntyre is under Roger Kane was out before great pressure to produce the sun was up the morning results, thanks to the after he won the Republican education “reform” legisprimary in the state’s new lation from Nashville and 89th District of Karns and Washington, so he is mak- Hardin Valley. ing changes left and right “Got to get all my signs based on what he thinks is down. We want to keep best, community continu- these neighborhoods looking ity be damned. good,” he said as he talked Yes, schools exist to on his cellphone while pulleducate, but community ing up campaign signs along schools are just that – Clinton Highway. integral components of Kane said he celebrated each community. And with his supporters until the school staff, from the about 1 a.m., caught a few principal to the physical hours of shut-eye, did a radio education teacher, makes interview shortly after 7 a.m. that happen. and then hit the roads to go We don’t need Knox after those signs and thank County Schools becoming supporters along the way. a nightmarish cross beAnd about that win over tween McCarthyism and former Sheriff Tim Hutchison, William “Bo” Pierce and Orwell’s “1984,” with everybody looking over their Joey McCulley? Kane says no one was more surprised that shoulders just in case Big he was at the results. Brother is watching. “Every poll we did showed A former teacher of the year told me, with frustra- Tim winning. I felt like I was in a David and Goliath race tion dripping from every and I was a really skinny Dasyllable, “I wish I’d never gone into education. … It’s vid.” Kane’s campaign consuljust not any fun anymore.” tant, Jacob Swisher, senior Perception is reality. advisor with GovAim Inc., And right now our teachbelieves the approximately ers need more carrot and 5,000 phone calls made in less stick.

Change abounds in Knox County schools Knox County teachers will report back to the classroom this week, but in many schools they may not recognize the boss. We’ve confirmed 19 changes in principals, but as late as Friday school system officials could not provide a complete list of appointments.

Jake Mabe What gives? You read in the Shopper-News last week about the shakeup at Shannondale Elementary School. Popular physical education teacher Lisa Loftin has been transferred, as has longtime custodian Arthur “Mr. Arthur” Spencer. Several Shannondale parents told reporter Betty Bean they believed the transfers were in direct response to vocal criticism of former principal Dr. Joy Foster, who has also been transferred. Word came last week and was confirmed by two sources that Halls High School assistant principal Jason Webster has been transferred to the L&N STEM Academy. One source who asked to remain anonymous said the transfer was made against Webster’s wishes even though it was intended as a promotion and that Webster fought it. As a teacher put it, “Jason was the heart of this school. He was the one to pat you on the head and tell you everything is going to be all right or that you’re doing a good job.” Now, Halls High School principal Mark Duff must break in an interim football coach and find a new softball coach, a new track coach and a new athletic director, all while focusing on important things, like, oh, say, academics. Making matters worse, several top-notch educators retired last spring from Halls High. No teacher I spoke with would talk on the record, saying they fear retribution from the central office. During the spring debate over the school budget, nearly every teacher with whom I spoke was

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board, superintendent and commission will use it to fund one-time items listed in the budget that county commission failed to fund earlier this year. Raises: The commission sometimes spends money during the year. We’re still digging on this, but one major item was the mid-year 3 percent raise for employees under the sheriff and mayor. Caldwell estimated the cost for a half year (January through June) at $1.5 million. So, to answer Commissioner Richard Briggs who asked: “Where did this surplus go?” we’ve now got somebody besides this writer to account for $6.6 million plus $1.5 million. That’s $8.1 million down and $9.2 million to go. And there’s a lunch with Chris on the line.

What about the principals? Something else we’re digging on is persistent rumors that as many as 30 school administrators have been transferred this fall. We’ve got a list of 19, and a promise of the complete list this week.

A disappointing loss is at Whittle Springs Middle School where Dr. Jill Hobby has resigned for personal reasons. Dr. Elizabeth Alves is the interim replacement for Assistant Superintendent Dr. Donna Wright who departed for a similar job in a smaller system near Nashville. Two important appointments were announced earlier and became effective July 1. Dr. Clifford Davis, assisted by Dr. Jon Rysewyk, now oversees high schools and middle schools, joining Nancy Maland who oversees elementary schools. These administrators are key to staffing pr incipa ls, one must assume, although the Clifford Davis final call belongs to Superintendent McIntyre. Davis replaced Ed Hedgepet h who retired. Davis is a former Jon Rysewyk principal at South-Doyle and Karns high schools as well as Cedar Bluff Middle School. He joined Knox County Schools in 1990 as a math teacher

at Farragut Middle School. He served as an assistant principal at Bearden Middle from 1994-99. His doctorate is from UT. Rysewyk, formerly principal at Fulton High School, has replaced Davis as supervisor of secondary education. He joined Knox County Schools in 2002 as a science teacher at Karns High School after serving previously as a science teacher in the Roane County Schools. He was appointed assistant principal at Fulton High in 2004 and as principal in 2008. His doctorate is from East Tennessee State University.

Obamonomics Finance guru Andrew Tobias, who frequently writes for Parade Magazine, posted this on his blog: “Had you invested $10,000 in the S&P 500 under just Republican presidents for the 40 or so years that they controlled the White House since 1929, that $10,000 would have grown to … $11,733. Had you invested that same $10,000 for the 40 years since 1929 that Democrats controlled the White House prior to the election of President Obama, it would have grown to $300,671. “Pop quiz: which is more? “And that $300,671 was before President Obama took office. The S&P is up 38 percent since then – which turns that $300,671 into $415,000.”

Roger Kane wins in upset

Roger Kane (center) receives high fives from supporters as he wins the 89th District election. Surrounding Kane are: Jacob Swisher, Manuela Ptacek, Michael Bright, son Tim Kane and Jack Liu. “I am truly honored to serve the people in the 89th District, and I will not let you down,” he said. Photo by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com

the 72 hours before election day may have turned the race in Kane’s favor. “We did the phone calls in addition to mailers and the usual things,” Swisher says. “This was a very important election.” “Those were real people on the phones – volunteers,” Kane adds. “They answered questions from voters up until the last minute.” Kane ran a strong grassroots effort. “Every Wednesday night for many months I have had people around the dining room table in my home. Volunteers have spent

Saturdays knocking on doors for me all over the district, and we have been at every event encouraging people to vote. “On election day we had people at every polling place asking for votes. I think that made a big difference, too. Many people don’t make up their minds who to vote for until they get to the polls.” Because there was no Democratic candidate in the race, Kane’s campaigning for this election cycle is over. He says he’ll spend the next few months going to Nashville “to see what is in the pipe-

line and start carving out my goals and desires for the district. Frankly, I think we have too many laws that are burdensome to the business owner. I want to see what we can eliminate.” He is also looking forward to spending some time with his family, most of whom weren’t in town for election day. Except for son Tim, they were in Houston watching daughter Hope win gold and silver medals in twirling at the Junior Olympics. There will be lots to celebrate when the Kane family is all together again.

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HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY SHOPPER-NEWS • AUGUST 6, 2012 • A-5

Never give up – never You want leadership? Elect Herman Lathers. ■ Courage in crisis. ■ Experience in disaster management. ■ Sound judgment. ■ Sense of direction. The vote should be unanimous. Tennessee football needs Herman Lathers. Herm is a big fellow. He has been tested by fire. He really, really wants to be a winning Volunteer. He does not project as a first-round draft choice but he has earned the respect of teammates. He is long past childhood. From my perspective, Herman Lathers is an inspiration, the sort of story the Vol Network or FCA or NCAA could make into a movie for the benefit of all football. And the world.

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The theme is never give up. Never. Lathers, 22, made it from Baton Rouge to where he is, UT graduate, senior linebacker, old man’s body, unofficial commander in chief, without a lot of socalled advantages. No easy street. No silver spoon. No daddy on duty. Childhood was marred by five years of bone cancer and many, many injections.

Happy heart took a hit in high school. He could play but LSU didn’t want him. Tennessee did. Herman reminded John Chavis of John Chavis. Defy the odds. Prove everybody wrong. Just do it. Achieve and exceed all expectations. Lathers did not get off to a great start. The routine physical discovered a blood disorder, maybe thrombocytopenia. Out with the spleen. Ask a doctor for details. Herman became a 2008 redshirt and was not a factor in the Fulmer staff exit. Lathers recovered. In middle-late 2009, injuries to others created an opening and he became a starter. He played well. In 2010, he was second in

Prayer at City Council Sorry to have been absent with a column the past two Mondays. I had a bum right hip replaced on July 16 under the skilled direction of Dr. Brian Edkin at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and the hospital staff. Recovery was not as fast as I had anticipated (which is not surprising), but I am now home and doing out-patient therapy. It is truly amazing what medicine can do today, and I am most fortunate to receive terrific care helped by a caring wife, Joan, and daughter, Martha. While media attention has focused on how County Commission handles prayer at the start of its meetings, this has not gone unobserved by city attorneys. When I was mayor, then council member Ivan Harmon gave the invocation. Then council member Barbara Pelot gave the invocation for eight years. Now it is rotated among those of the

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nine council members who wish to give the opening prayer: Daniel Brown, Mark Campen, Nick Della Volpe and George Wallace. This writer has learned that council attorney Rob Frost and city Law Director Charles Swanson are seeking to avoid a potential lawsuit on this issue and have advised the council members as to what words might trigger litigation. â–  Mayors Rogero and Burchett have named new members to the Metropolitan Planning Commission. However, these five persons must be approved by the State Planning Commission before they actually

tackles. He endured a few hurts but fought through the pain. The damaged shoulder required repairs after the bowl game. That cost spring practice. More troubles loomed. The first day of medical clearance, early June 2011, volunteer workout, seven on seven, collision in pursuit of a pass, cleats stuck in turf, terrible ankle fracture. Great physicians Greg Mathien and Russell Betcher inserted a metal plate and a bunch of screws, nine little ones and two big, ugly twisters. Herman Lathers woke up wondering why me, Lord? He felt sorry for himself. He wept. For the fi rst time in his life, he thought about quitting. Maybe it wasn’t worth it. He found solace in his faith that God never lays more on you than you can

start to serve. The commission lacks a quorum until Gov. Bill Haslam names new members and will not be able to approve these appointees until a quorum is serving and able to meet. ■ South Knoxville, which previously had no representation on the MPC, now has two members as both mayors appointed South Knox residents. ■ Art Clancy, who was not re-appointed by Mayor Rogero, was appointed to a one-year term by Mayor Burchett so he will continue on MPC for another year. Clancy’s mother, the incomparable Sue Clancy, celebrated her 80th birthday on July 31 with events at both Cheskepeake’s and The Orangery. Sue led Knoxville’s Bicentennial Celebration in 1991. ■ Eyebrows were raised when financial disclosures showed Mayor Rogero had donated to Democratic state representative candidate Anthony Hancock. It is not a surprise that Rogero, a Democrat, is supporting a Democrat but often mayors

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avoid an actual donation. It will be interesting to see if Rogero personally gives to other Democratic legislative candidates. Hancock is considered the underdog in the race against Steve Hall. â–  Rogero carefully avoided taking sides in the controversy over closing Belle Morris precinct by the Knox County Election Commission which Democratic candidate Gloria Johnson has made an issue. The Gary Loe vs. Gloria Johnson race will be the most contested House race in Knox County this November. â–  Roger Kane defeated two better-know candidates in the GOP primary for state representative. He had the quiet but active backing of state Rep. Bill Dunn. It is unlikely former Sheriff Tim Hutchison will be a candidate in the immediate future given his second place finish to Kane coming on top of his lopsided loss to Tim Burchett in 2010. Many had thought his better name recognition would win the nomination for him in a four-way race, but it did not.

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ture of the world’s bird activity, up to the minute. But sometimes even hyperactive, twitchy birders run out of something to see. In off-season, on hot summer days, on just bad days, there may not be much shaking, bird-wise. So, some birders don’t just go home, they look for something else to watch. The next thing on nature’s plate for them would be wildflowers, if it’s the season, or butterflies, if they’re in the right place at the right time. And butterflying is now a booming hobby. Similar to the long-established birding organizations and activities, butterfly people have a national organization, the North American Butterfly Association. They have local groups, field trips, organized butterfly counts. And they have built a remarkable National Butterfly Center in South Texas on the Rio Grande River, complete with a nice reception center, educational displays, and acres of gardens that attract scores of common and rare butterflies,

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Fly fishermen and other close observers of life in nice, clean, rocky streams recognize dragonfly larvae. They live in various situations – in the bottom sand, on vegetation, behind rocks – but they all have a common weapon. It’s a big, hinged lower jaw with graspers at the ends that folds up against their face and then shoots out in a fraction of a second, to nab their prey. They eat other aquatic critters, insects and the like, and even grab small minnows. After terrorizing the stream where they live for varying periods of time, depending on species, the larvae metamorphose into adult dragonflies, ready for some real predation. For vision, the dragonflies have a pair of huge, compound eyes made up of as many as 56,000 transparent lenses, perfect for detection of tiny bits of (mosquitosized) movement, from as

far away as 30 yards. They have a neck like a praying mantis. As they sit or fly, they very quickly, and constantly, look up, down, sideways, ever alert for a possible meal on the wing. And flying? They zoom around at speeds of up to 20 miles an hour and border on the impossible for a person to catch. As they fly, the dragonflies hold their six legs down beneath their body to form a basket, which they use to capture small flying prey. Then the food item gets passed up to the jaws, where it is chomped up and eaten, frequently on the wing, without missing a wingbeat. They eat millions of mosquitoes, and keep bogs, ponds and marshes habitable for the rest of us with their healthy appetites. They eat critters even larger, though, on up to other dragonflies. There are seven families of dragonflies in North Amer-

ica, plus three of their cousins, the damselflies and more than 435 separate species. They come in a huge variety of colors and patterns. Often, like the birds, the males and females of a given species will have completely different colors. A nice pond or marshy area is prime dragonfly territory since they lay their eggs in or near water, but you can find them in pastures, parks and fields of wildflowers as well. I’m finding that digitally photographing them is really fun and challenging. With luck and patience, you can move up much closer to dragonflies than you can to birds, and they will sometimes cooperate for a nice still close up. Then, you can take them home on your memory card, look them up and identify them at your leisure. With increasing interest in dragonflies, good field guides are increasing in availability. Among others, try the “Stokes’ Beginners Guide to Dragonflies,” or Dunkle’s “Dragonflies through Binoculars.” And, by the way, a pair of close-focus binoculars is a big help with your observations, too. So there you are, another good reason to go out the door, folks. Spring flowers gone? Birds not singing? Try some dragonflies on for size.


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The storms of life When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” (John 6: 16-20 NRSV) When the storms of life are raging, stand by me; When the storms of life are raging, stand by me. When the world is tossing me, like a ship upon the sea, Thou who rulest wind and water, stand by me. (“Stand By Me,” Charles Albert Tindley) I have been on a small boat on the Sea of Galilee. Fortunately it was morning, and the wind was still. It was a sunny day in March, and the sea was glassy. Our guide told us, however, that in January, two years before, the waves had been 13 feet high – this on a body of water only 13 miles long and up to 8 miles wide. (To my East Tennessee eyes it looked more like a lake than a sea!) It was unimaginable, until she explained that the Valley of the Doves (also called the Valley of the Wind) acts like a funnel for the wind. The valley is really a pass through the mountains that rise to the west of the Sea of Galilee, a narrow pass, steep and dangerous. Sheer cliffs on both sides of the

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CROSS CURRENTS pass soar 600 feet above sea level, or 1,300 feet above the surface of the Sea of Galilee. When the wind blows through that small opening, it is like putting one’s thumb over a running garden hose. John tells us it was night, and Jesus was not with the Twelve when they started across the water. The sea was rough, and the wind was picking up. However, it was not the wind or the darkness that

frightened the disciples. It was the sight of Jesus coming toward them, walking on the surface of the water. I guess I can empathize with their fear. The night was all darkness and storm and howling wind and a boat at the mercy of it all. And then they see the Lord, coming toward them, walking on top of the water, his hair whipping around his face, and his tunic blown against his frame. What were they to think? John tells us not what they thought, but what they felt: “… they were terrified.” Can’t say as I blame them. It is great drama, the stuff of movies. But the real stunner was yet to come. Jesus said to them, “I am. Do not be afraid.” Now the NRSV renders that statement as “It is I, …” but in the Greek it is “I am,” which gives us a choice of two meanings. Either we hear it as an echo of God’s selfdescription to Moses on Sinai: “I am that I am.” In which case, Jesus is declaring his one-ness with the great God Almighty. Or, we hear it as Jesus’ statement that in and through his existence – his being, his “am-ness,” his presence with us – we are loved and cared for and need fear nothing. Or both.

WORSHIP NOTES Community Services ■ Catholic Charities now offers counseling for those with emotional issues who may not be physically able to come to the office for therapy. Licensed professionals are available over the phone, and the first session is free. Subsequent sessions are provided on an income-based sliding scale. All information is completely confidential. Call 1-877-790-6369. Nonemergency calls only. Info: www.ccetn.org. ■ Cross Roads Presbyterian hosts the Halls Welfare Ministry food pantry 6-8 p.m. each second Tuesday and 9-11 a.m. each fourth Saturday. ■ Glenwood Baptist Church of Powell, 7212 Central Avenue Pike, will open the “John 5” food pantry 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. To make an appointment, call 938-2611 and leave a message. ■ Knoxville Free Food Market, 4625 Mill Branch Lane (across from Tractor Supply in Halls), distributes free food 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each third Saturday. Info: 566-1265. ■ New Hope Baptist Church Food Pantry will distribute boxes of food 5 to 6:30 p.m. each third Thursday. Info: 688-5330.

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Cliff Brady passes away By Sandra Clark Clifford Brady, a man who grew up in a big family on Raccoon Valley Road, passed away July 8 in Lawton, Okla. He was 79. Cliff’s parents were Racy and Ella Merritt Brady. Surviving siblings are brothers Jack Brady and wife Ruth of Halls and Jim Brady and wife Cliff Brady Sally of Orlando. Five sisters are Wanda and husband Demi Elkins, Peggy Liford, Wilma Hale, Brenda and husband Doug Murray, and Jeanette and husband Eddie Lynch. He was preceded in death by sister Nancy Everhart.

Mr. Brady graduated from Halls High School and served in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill. He was married to Mollie Garrett and they lived here for six years while Cliff worked in his dad’s heavy construction business. He loved Oklahoma when he was stationed at Fort Sill and moved his family back in 1961. He co-founded Brady & Brown Paint, Glass and Floor Covering in 1975 and continued to work until his death. He was on the advisory board of the Salvation Army and was past president of Lawton AMBUCs, where he was a “big hatter.” He was on the local hospital’s board of directors and was a 32nd degree Mason. He and Mollie had two children and five grandchildren, all of Lawton.

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■ Bookwalter UMC, 4218 Central Avenue Pike, will host a community yard sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. To be a vendor, call 773-3380. Set up is free. A Fall Festival will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Setup fee for vendors is $40 ($45 inside). To register: 773-3380. ■ Rutherford Memorial UMC, 7815 Corryton Road, will host a rummage sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 9-10.

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■ Gospel singings 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at Judy’s Barn off Hickory Valley Road on Grissom Road behind Big Ridge Elementary in Union County. Info: Jim Wyrick, 254-0820. Admission is free.

■ Freeway Church of God is holding a gospel tent meeting 6:30 p.m. Fridays at the Ray Viles car lot on Highway 61 in Clinton. Info: 567-9600.

■ New Beverly Baptist Church, 3320 New Beverly Church Road, will present a great gospel music and family night with The Roarks: Paul, Jetta, Shane and Travis. The event is 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. Eddie Sawyer is pastor. Info: 546-0001 or www. newbeverly.org/.

■ Faith UMC, 1120 Dry Gap Pike, will have its Young at Heart senior adult meeting 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7. Missionary Ron Naugle will show slides and discuss his years of mission work with his wife in South Africa. Naugle’s website is www.nauglestoafrica.com. A potluck luncheon and fellowship will follow. Info: 688-1000.

Rec programs ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, holds a beginner yoga class 6-7 p.m. Mondays in the family life center. Cost is $10 per class or $40 for five classes. Bring a mat, towel and water. Info: Dena Bower, 567-7615 or email denabower@comcast.net. ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, will hold Open Gym Night each Wednesday during summer from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. Elementaryage children must have a guardian accompany them. Info: randycreswell@yahoo. com or 690-1060. ■ Callahan Road Baptist Church, 1336 Callahan Road, will host free drive-in movies at dusk every other Friday through Aug. 17 (weather permitting. Concessions will be available for purchase. No skateboards, scooters or roller skates. Info: 938-3410. ■ New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6828 Central Avenue Pike, will hold Pilates class 5:45 p.m. each Monday for $5. Info: 689-7001.

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Special services ■ The Knoxville Fellowship Luncheon (KFL) will meet at noon Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Golden Corral on Clinton Highway. Kathy Fletcher will speak. Info: http://kfl-luncheon.com. ■ Clear Springs Baptist Church, 8518 Thompson School Road, will welcome former University of Tennessee football player Inky Johnson as guest speaker Sunday, Aug. 12. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. with worship service at 10:15. Info: www. clearspringsbaptist.net.

Women’s programs ■ Knoxville Day Aglow Lighthouse outreach meeting is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6828 Central Ave. Pike. Faye Porcella, co-pastor of New Covenant church, will speak. Info: Diane Shelby, 687-3687.

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Canned art An artist is still an artist regardless of the type of art they produce. Aurora Bull has been turning out beautiful works of art on canvas for years and has been canning for almost as long. She has a unique wall of art in her garage that might come as a surprise to those familiar with her oil paintings. From fruit to vegetables and many things in between, cans of homemade food line a wall of shelves built by husband Earl. “I first began canning when I lived in Florida and had fruit trees,” said Bull. Bull had a calamondin tree and started her canning by making preserves from the fruit. She and her family would often go out in local fields and pick their own vegetables too. “It wasn’t out of necessity as much as a novelty to me,”

DOWN-home UPdate said Bull. “We shared what we canned and still do, especially with our family. It can become a lot of work when you have a busy schedule because the garden doesn’t wait for anyone.” Bull recalls a time when she prepared sweet corn for her daughter who was around 8 years old. Her daughter loved the corn and disappeared after supper with a friend. They went to feed the horses and were gone for a long time. When they returned it was with two grocery bags full of corn. “They picked every ear

and most of it wasn’t ready,” said Bull. “But they learned.” Today the Bulls’ shelves are lined with jars of green beans, pickles, corn, salsa, pimentos, potatoes, V8 juice – which contains beets, carrots, onions, celery, spinach and tomatoes – kraut, relish, molasses, preserves, Christmas pickles (made with cinnamon and cucumbers the size of apples), jalapeño peppers, applesauce, red cabbage kraut, okra, pasta sauce and green tomatoes to make fried green tomatoes later. Grape juice is canned with the whole grape that is disposed of when it’s time to drink the juice. Some items are only canned every few years because preparation is so time-consuming. Bull says she loves trying new recipes but has a lot she will not go back to. She says the most unusual thing she has canned is sausage and loves to can the Christmas pickles. “Earl is the kraut man and does all the kraut canning,”

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said Bull. “He helps me with the other canning and preparation too.” The Bulls grow pretty much everything they preserve and Earl plans to try processing his own molasses this fall.

“My family used to can outdoors in a 55-gallon drum we put in a hole we dug,” said Earl. “You had to put cloth between the jars so they wouldn’t break.” The items preserved these days use a simpler process

Marie Mynatt is 103 Marie Pyle Mynatt celebrated her 103rd birthday with family and friends July 22 with cake and ice cream. Mynatt, a Halls resident, is the wife of the late Bert Mynatt. The celebration was attended by her two daughters, Gloria Mynatt Stout and Barbara Mynatt Gaylor. Four of her six grandchil-

dren and six of her 10 greatgrandchildren arrived to wish her a happy birthday. Mynatt has one greatgreat-grandchild who was unable to attend. Mynatt’s faith has always been very important to her. She has been a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church for 64 years.

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A great place to learn, grow Jamie Snyder comes to Corryton By Ruth White For Jamie Snyder, being named the principal at Corryton Elementary School is like coming home. “I grew up in a school like this,” she said as she remembers attending Ramsey Elementary School. “Coming to Corryton takes me back to my roots.” Snyder was the literacy coach at Inskip Elementary when principal Elisa Luna and assistant principal Amy Brace were shot. “I had been shadowing Elisa when the incident occurred and the next day I was named interim principal at the school.” During her time spent as administrator, Snyder learned a lot and it helped her become who she is today. She entered the Principal Leadership Academy and studied to become an administrator. While in training, Snyder was placed with Ritta Elementary principal Christy Dowell as her mentoring principal. Upon graduation from the academy, Snyder’s first real appointment was as assistant principal at East Knox Elementary under principal Kay Dawson. “I learned so much from Kay and it was wonderful to watch her operate.” Just weeks before the school doors were to open for the fall, Snyder received a call to be principal at Corryton. “It was a bittersweet moment,” she said. Although she had been at East Knox Elementary for

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Stephanie Ogden hands out iPads to interns Madeline Lonas, Ethan Sanders and Jacob Messing to use while touring the L&N STEM Academy. Photos by Ruth White

A school from the future By Madeline Lonas

Students my age don’t usually get excited about going to school. As for me, I am overly excited. For a freshman, high school can seem a little scary, but I have a feeling the teachers and students at the L&N STEM Academy are friendly. Built in 1905, the L&N was a train station. It contained separate waiting rooms for couples, single

women and for the “colored.� While the walls and windows for the “colored� waiting room were simple and dull, the “white’s� waiting room had beautiful stained glass windows and delicately carved wood trim. In 1968 the lastt train left the station and seven years later the build-

ing was sold. It stood vacant for another seven years before it was renovated for the 1982 World’s Fair. Two restaurants, Ruby Tuesday and the first L&N Seafood Grill, moved into the lower floors of the building. Three t years later, Alex Harkness and Station 82 Partners bought the building

for office space. In 2002 Ye Olde Steakhouse moved in. It stayed open for two years, until a fire damaged the building. In 2010, Tennessee was one of two states to meet goals set by the federal government and received Race to the Top funds. Dr. James McIntyre, Knox County’s school superintendent, led the way to take advantage of these one-time dollars for a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) school and it officially opened in 2011. While the building is more than 100 years old, the technology is straight from the future. With the help of Randy Boyd, every student who attends STEM receives their own iPad. Every classroom has a SMART Board, and some rooms have flat screen televisions that can connect with the iPads. Because STEM has no athletic teams, they can use that funding for academics. While there is no gymnasium, the Xbox Kinects keeps the kids bodies conditioned. They also visit the nearby YMCA once a week. The administration wants the environment to feel more like a college than a high school. Small study rooms that offer couches and bean bag chairs are available equipped with flat screen TVs and dry-erase boards. All of the hallways and classrooms have motion sensor lights that save electricity. STEM’s library is called “the library from the future� mainly because all you see are computers in the room. Behind every door, you never know what you will find. STEM’s Robotics team built a robot last year that could shoot a basketball into a hoop. You may not realize that they also offer chorus and orchestra. Students compose music by plugging their iPads into keyboards to record. Digital Art classes give their computers a workout.

Teacher Frank Wood shows the robot constructed by a team of students that was featured in a recent competition. During lunch students enjoy sitting inside or outside on the patio or take advantage of the many invited speakers. The larger classroom is surrounded with speakers so you won’t miss a word. The STEM Academy is committed to balancing fun and learning. They want their students to grow up and have the opportunity to get amazing jobs.

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UT NOTES ■ The UTK chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management was recently named one of the outstanding chapters worldwide, according to its parent organization. Recognition is based on the chapter’s professional development of student members, student internships, community volunteer work and contribution to the human resources management profession. The UT chapter consists of about 50 undergraduate and graduate students majoring in human resource management. ■ Comedian Leanne Morgan is an Accomplished Alumni of 2012. Morgan, a 1992 graduate of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, appeared on ABC’s “The View” and as a finalist on Nick at Nite’s “Funniest Mom.” ■ Lippincott’s DocuCare EHR, a devise that integrates electronic health records into a simulated learning tool for students, was developed in a joint endeavor by UTK’s Tami Wyatt, associate professor of nursing, and her graduate student Matt Bell (now an alumnus), along with Xueping Li, an associate professor in industrial and information engineering and his graduate student, Yo Indranoi. ■ UTK has been rated one of the “best and most interesting” schools in the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges, which reviews colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain. The publication was released this summer.

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First impressions By Sara Barrett What impressed me most during the interns’ tour of the L&N STEM Academy was the perfect blend of past, present and future. Original L&N Depot lighting in the form of a huge glass chandelier hangs in the entryway, right over the desk in the school’s front office. Mosaic tile still covers the floor where folks from the segregated South prepared to board trains years ago. Markings on the floor of the career planning and guidance area even show where walls were used to keep people of different races from interacting with each other. Students of every color now walk those floors today – side by side – to get to their next class with iPads in hand. Technology is neatly tucked into every corner of the old train station; even the water fountains are high-tech with slots to fill

water bottles in addition to the usual water fountain. Need to contact your teacher, but don’t have a pen to jot down her email address? Just use your iPad to scan the Smart Code taped to the classroom door. Within a couple of seconds, the teacher’s information page comes up from Knox County Schools’ website. While climbing the stairs to the second floor, I wondered if the students attending classes in this environment realize how fortunate they are. School principal Becky Ashe told the Shopper interns about the art students’ weekly visits to the neighboring Knoxville Museum of Art, and how gym class is often a swift stroll down the block to the Y. As an “old school” high school graduate from Farragut, I can see how many parents may be just a bit envious of their child’s experience at the L&N STEM Academy.

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The 2012 version of Shopper-News interns has ended with this week’s report on the L&N STEM Academy. We had a blast! On Tuesday we asked interns to evaluate the program, looking for places to keep or toss for next season. Juvenile Court Judge Tim Irwin was a hit with every intern. Most were impressed with the courtroom experience with Circuit Court Judge Dale Workman, although Jacob Messing said he wished we’d “had a better trial.” Workman probably did too. The hands-down favorite meal was prepared by B&G Catering in Gibbs. The kids are still talking about those hamburgers and cookies. The most interesting venue for lunch was the Blue Plate Special at the Knoxville Visitor’s Center. Best characters were Joe Longmire talking about Corryton history, followed by a visit to the farm of Carolyn and Calvin Copeland.

What stood out? The big guns at the regional FBI headquarters; the big press at the News Sentinel; the big sludge pond at Hallsdale Powell Utility District. Everyone enjoyed a personal tour of the STEM Acadmy and two of this year’s interns plan to attend there. Two former interns, Owen Sanders and Leo Coppock Seal, already are students there. So here are thanks to those who helped: Ruth White and Sara Barrett from the Shopper staff. Ruth’s motto: “What is said in Ruth’s car, stays in Ruth’s car.” Karen Schmidt at KNS and the folks at Cancun Mexican Restaurant in Halls; Ranee Randby who set up our tour of the Knox County Health Department and Sue Renfro who did likewise at KARM; Sandy Liford, Nick Jackson, Ronnie Qualls and the HPUD staff, along with Roy Arthur who talked about his work to clean up Beaver Creek and Jenny Woodbery who showed us around the

new engineering building at UT. Thanks also to Joe Longmire and the Copelands; to Judges Workman and Irwin; and to the one and only Richard L. Bean, for whom a building is named. Thanks to Carol Evans of Legacy Parks Foundation for showing the kids Mead’s Quarry and Fort Dickerson; and thanks to Judy McCarter for arranging our tour of the FBI. Thanks to Russ Oaks and Mary Martin who arranged our tour of the STEM Academy, along with principal Becky Ashe and her staff who made it fun. Ruth, Sara and I made a pact: We’re starting today to recruit interns for next summer. We’re looking for rising 9th graders who can meet with us on Tuesdays. There’s no cost and lunch is on us. We ask that interns photograph or write about the places we visit. Interested? Email Sara at barretts@ShopperNewsNow.com or Ruth at betty photo@aol.com.

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SCHOOL NOTES The Tennessee Valley Fair hosted a free Lego Build workshop at the Powell Branch Library that was designed to familiarize participants with the art of competitive building. The workshop highlighted the Lego Build and Lego Extravaganza competitions available at the 2012 Fair. At left, David Worley, Connor Worley and Harrison Jones work together to build a Lego creation. The Tennessee Valley Fair will host the Lego Extravagana on Saturday, Sept. 8. Participants for the individual building contest can check in at 10:30 a.m. with building beginning at 11 and judging at 11:30. A family/team competition will begin with check-in at 2:30 p.m. and building beginning at 3. Judging will begin at 4 with winners announced immediately following.

Adrian Burnett ■ Meet the Teacher drop-in, an informal meeting with your child’s teacher, is 4-6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13. Parent Information Night will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, for grades 2 and 5; 6 p.m. Aug. 21, for 3rd grade; and 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, for grades 1 and 4. Kindergarten parents will be contacted by their child’s teacher for their meeting.

Halls Elementary ■ All class lists will be posted outside the front of the school on the Kindergarten classroom windows at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Sneak Preview Night will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13.

Powell Elementary ■ Class rolls for Powell Elementary School will be posted Thursday, Aug. 9. Sneak Peek is 6-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13. Students and parents will be able to visit their classrooms, meet teachers and receive important first-day information. The first half day of school for 1st through 5th grades will be 7:45 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14. The first full day of school for 1st through 5th is Wednesday, Aug. 15. Kindergarten families will receive a letter about the staggered kindergarten schedule. Breakfast will not be served on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Info: www.powelles.knoxschools.org.

LIBRARY EVENTS Fountain City Branch Library is located at 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. ■ Monday, Aug. 6, 6 p.m., Fountain City Scrabblers: Match wits with other Scrabble enthusiasts. ■ Wednesday, Aug. 8, 3:30 p.m., Reading Round-up Storytime for children ages 5-7. ■ Friday, Aug. 10, 10:15 a.m., Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; 11 a.m., Baby Bookworms for infants to age 2, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Halls Branch Library is located at 4518 E. Emory Road Info: 922-2552. ■ Wednesday, Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m., Storytime for ages 2-3, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; 11 a.m., Storytime for ages 4-5.

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SPORTS NOTES ■ Baseball tournament, open to all T-ball, 6u coach pitch and 8u-14u, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 10-12, and Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19, at Halls Community Park. Info: 992-5504 or email hcpsports@msn. com. ■ Fall baseball sign-ups, 6u-14u, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through Aug. 11 at Halls Community Park. Info: www.hcpark. org, 992-5504 or email hcpsports@msn.com. ■ Gibbs youth athletics fall T-ball sign-ups, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 11 at Gibbs Ruritan Park. Ages 5-6 only. Info: Dustin Patterson, 740-1385 or Bud Blake, 360-1926. ■ The Dr. Tom Kim Charity Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Egwani Farms Golf Course in Rockford. All proceeds will benefit the Free Medical Clinic of America. Deadline to register is Aug. 29. Info: www/ charitygolftournament. com or 777-1490. ■ Powell girls softball fall sign-ups will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 11 and Aug. 18, and 6-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Aug 13 and 15, at Bojangles in Powell. Info: Email powellsoftball@ aol.com. ■ The International Fine Arts Academy will present West African Dance and aerobic class Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. at Broadway Performing Arts Center, 706 Broadway St, for $10 ($5 children) and Saturdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at The Glowing Body, 711 Irwin St., where classes are free but donations will be accepted. Info: Takia Faniyi, 455-0772, or email ifaa2012@gmail.com.

Fountain City Art Center will host the exhibit “Recycled Kingdom” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. The show will feature a walk through castle and life-sized animals, all made from recycled materials. Artists Jessica Gregory and Linda Leilani Bohanan are the talent behind the exhibit. Lisa Smith of Big Fatty’s will cater the event. The center’s fall art festival “Art-a-palooza” will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 4-6, with family oriented activity booths, a silent auction, food, music and more. Don’t forget to stop by the exhibits of artists Suzanne Jack and Mary Secrist, on display through Friday, Aug. 17. If you like what you see, you may want to consider taking a class yourself or enrolling your child in one. The center is located at 213 Hotel Ave. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and

Spruce up at Halls Middle Scott Kreis and crew from Superior Lawn Care, Inc. work on the paver addition to the Halls Middle School auditorium entrance. The school administrators would like to express their appreciation to the members of The Grove, the PTA and the Halls Chapter of National Junior Honor Society for supporting the school and their work to spruce up the campus. Photo submitted They have two children, John Tharpe Jr. and Susan Shanks. They also have four grandchildren: Stephanie and husband Terrance Morton, Derek and wife Kristen Tharpe, Tiffani and husband David Ledford and Bryan Tharpe. They also have three greatgrandchildren: Ella, Riley and Parker.

MILESTONES Works by artist Mary Secrist will be on display at the Fountain City Arts Center through Friday, Aug. 17. Photo submitted Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For more information,

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Fort Sanders Regional has special NICHE for elder care Fort Sanders Regional was recently identified as one of the top 10 hospitals in the country that has performed exceptionally in disseminating knowledge and incorporating validated protocols for geriatric care into nursing practice. Fort Sanders Regional has also participated in research projects sponsored by NICHE. NICHE, which stands for Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders, is an innovative program designed to enhance the care of older adults. NICHE is a nationwide effort to better meet the unique health care needs of aging adults across America. Covenant Health is proud to be the first health care system in the state, and the only one in East Tennessee, to bring the specialized services that NICHE offers to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.

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“The care of older adult patients presents a different set of challenges. …” – Stan Boling, Covenant Health Senior Services Stan Boling, Covenant Health’s vice president of Senior Services, explains, “The care of the older adult presents a different set of challenges that all health care team members should be aware of, and should assess on admission, during the acute care stay and all the way through to the discharge setting.” Boling says older adult patients often have multiple chronic illnesses and reduced function that may be both physical and cognitive. These issues can affect that patient’s success after they’re discharged from the hospital.

“The health care team needs to become expert in anticipating geriatric syndromes, in using state-of-the-art assessment tools and procedures based on sound integration of the NICHE program.” NICHE provides nurses with specialized training related to common health problems of older adults. These include issues such as skin breakdown, falls/injuries, confusion or

loss of strength/mobility. NICHE-certified gerontological nurses offer patients and families a high standard of care while promoting patients’ independence and facilitating a comfortable transition home. For more information about the NICHE program, including resources for older patients and their families, visit www.nicheprogram.org.

The Covenant Passport program motto is, “Life is a journey, and it’s more enjoyable if you stay healthy, fit and active.” That’s what Covenant Health Passport strives to be all about: helping people age 50+ enjoy better health and get more out of life. Passport members enjoy opportunities like free or reducedcost health screenings, and Brown Bag Lunch Learning programs, lectures and seminars. There are also travel opportunities for Passport members, featuring special rates on local tours and events as well as longer excursions such as cruises or trips. Members receive a quarterly newsletter with stories about active senior adults, health information and handy tips about dealing with life changes. Membership in Covenant Passport is absolutely FREE! Ready to join? Visit the Covenant Passport website at www.covenantpassport.com or call 865-541-4500 for details.

Baby your aging skin! Skin trivia: Did you know? ■ The skin is the largest human organ, covering nearly 25 square feet. ■ Skin makes up about 15 percent of our body weight. ■ Humans shed and replace outer skin cells every 27 days. ■ With aging, replacement of the outer skin cells takes longer. ■ By the age of 70, an average person will have lost 105 pounds of skin. As we get older, understanding the ins and outs of aging skin care becomes more important. Here are a couple of tips about aging skin care to keep in mind: First, aging skin care is not all about just looking younger. The goal is to make sure your skin has all the nutrients it needs to be Anne Marie healthy. As we grow older, Rodgers our body produces less of what our skin needs to keep from getting flaky and brittle. It is up to us to change the way we take care of our skin to compensate for that loss.

For example, your current soap may cleanse well, but do nothing to replenish necessary nutrients your skin needs. It may actually remove essential elements that older skin no longer produces in excess. Changing to a gentler soap may be part of our skin care regimen. It’s also important to avoid the use of HOT water and excessive friction. Environmental factors such as low humidity and cold air lead to dry skin. Moisturizing dry skin helps keep the skin more supple, lessening the chance of the skin cracking and reducing the possibility of injury from trauma. Apply moisturizers twice a day to slightly moist skin to get the most benefit. What you eat may help your skin age better. Our skin, like any of our organs, needs vitamins and nutrients to be healthy. As we age, we need more of certain elements to keep our skin supple and healthy. Daily suggestions can be found on the Modified Food Pyramid for Seniors. Any dietary changes or supplements should be made with approval of your physician. Recognize what a dynamic organ the skin is throughout your life span and appreciate the skin you’re in! Realize that you have the ability to protect and maintain your skin’s integrity.

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Critter Tales Young-Williams Animal Center has qualified as one of 50 shelters nationwide in the running to win this year’s ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. YWAC has the chance to win $500,000 in grant funding and a grand prize of $100,000. Do you realize how many animals that could spay or neuter? Your connection to this opportunity is adopting a

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pet from the center. During the months of August, September and October, YWAC is competing against 49 other shelters to find homes for more cats and dogs than the same period in 2011. The goal is to save at least 300 more animals. The shelter that saves the most animals during this three-month period – beyond the baseline goal of at least 300 more lives than the same time period last year – will win the $100,000 grand prize. Young-Williams Animal Center’s goal is to save 1,512 lives in three months. Amy Johnston, director of outreach for Young-Williams Animal Center, said the $100,000 grand prize “would help us expand our spay/neuter program, enhance our adoption and foster programs, and strengthen the safety net for our community’s neediest pet owners by expanding our pet-food pantry.” To help raise the number

Orphan Annie is one of the many animals you can adopt at Young-Williams this month to help the facility win the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. Photo submitted of adoptions, YWAC will have special promotions during the three-month period including a “Read to the Dog” back-to-school adoption evening 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, where families can read to and visit with shelter dogs. Reduced adoption fees for adult dogs and puppies will be avail-

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For registration info about these and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Carolyn Rambo, 5849964. ■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 9-10, Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Drive, Farragut. ■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, and Saturday, Aug. 18, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2717 Buffalo Trail, Morristown. ■ 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 429 Sandy Springs Road, Maryville.

Activities for the week of August 6: Monday, Aug. 6: 10 a.m., Pinochle & Bridge, Hand & Foot, Texas Hold ‘em Poker; 1 p.m., Rook, Mah Jongg; 1 p.m. SAIL exercise. Tuesday, Aug. 7: 10 a.m., Canasta; 11 a.m., Exercise; Noon, Halls B&P meeting; 12:30 p.m., Mexican Train Dominoes; 1:30 p.m., Phase 10; 2 p.m., Movie Time featuring Second Hand Lions starring Robert Duvall and Michael Caine. Wednesday, Aug. 8: 10 a.m., Bingo; 10 a.m.,

able during the event. On Saturday, Aug. 25, folks can take advantage of “Big Orange” adoption day to kick off football season. Reduced adoption fees will be offered noon to 6 p.m. on all animals. Other events can be found online at www.youngwilliams.org.

According to the staff at Young-Williams, two out of three pit bulls brought to the shelter will be euthanized. To help sway this number toward a happy ending, Young-Williams will host the spay/neuter special “Primp Your Pit (Bull)” throughout the month of August. Sponsored by PetSmart Charities, the promotion will help a sweet breed with a bad reputation. Have your pit bull spayed or neutered for $20, and Young-Williams will even throw in a nail trim. All owners of pit bulls are eligible for this special, regardless of income. The only requirement is mentioning the “Primp Your Pit” promotion when you call Young-Williams to schedule the procedure. In general, spaying/ neutering helps solve the problem of animal overpopulation and reduces the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections in all animals. Info: 215-6677 or www. Young-Williams.org.

Hand & Foot; 12:30 p.m., Bridge; 1 p.m., Rook; 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., SAIL exercise. Thursday, Aug. 9: 8:30 a.m., Hiking Club; 10 a.m., Line Dance; 10 a.m., Pinochle; 10 a.m. Quilting; 11 a.m., Exercise; 11:30 a.m., FCE Club; 1 p.m., Skip-Bo; 1 p.m., Dance Class. Friday, Aug. 10: 8:30 a.m., Hiking Club; 9:30 a.m., Pilates; 10 a.m., Euchre; 11a.m., Tax Relief program; 11:30 a.m., SAIL exercise; 12:30 p.m., Mexican Train Dominoes; 1 p.m., SAIL Exercise; 1 p.m., Western Movie.

Board certified diagnostic and interventional neuroradiologist Eric M. Nyberg, M.D., has joined Vista Radiology after completing his fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Nyberg completed his residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, and he received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, also in Cleveland. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology and is a member of the American Society of Neuroradiology and the Society of NeuroInterventional

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■ Alzheimer’s caregiver support group meets 6-7 p.m. each third Thursday at Elmcroft Assisted Living and Memory Care in Halls. Light refreshments. RSVP appreciated. Info: 925-2668. ■ Alzheimer’s support group meets 6:30 p.m. each first Thursday at Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7225 Old Clinton Pike. Info: 938-7245. ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or www. cancersupportet.org. ■ Covenant Health’s Bodyworks offers community exercise for all ages at $3 per class. Classes include Easy Cardio Max, Mind and Body, and Senior Cardio. Visit www.covenanthealth. com/bodyworks or call 541-4500 to find a location near you. ■ The 2013 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon has added a two-person relay to next year’s events. Registration is currently open. The marathon will be held Sunday, April 7. Info and to register: www.knoxvillemarathon.com. ■ The Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee and the YMCA will host its eighth annual charity golf tournament 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Three Ridges Golf Course. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Sponsors and players are needed. Info: 522-4991 or 922-9622 for more information.

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HALLS – 3BR/2.5BA features: Rec rm down w/stone FP & half BA/laundry rm, LR/ DR combo, covered back deck, storage bldg on corner wooded lot. Updates: HVAC 1yr, water heater 1yr, Windows in 2003. $132,500 (801011)

HALLS – All brick 4+BR/4.5BA w/3-car gar & wkshp! Featuring: Finished bsmt w/ 19x11 workout rm, 10.6x12.6 office, 23x14.6 rec rm full bath & 15.6x20 wkshp w/ dbl drs. Lg eat-in kit open to fam rm w/gas FP, formal LR & DR. Upstairs: Every BR has BA access. Mstr ste w/dbl tray ceil. MBA w/ whirlpool tub, shower & dbl vanity. 15x27 bonus rm, 9x6 laundry. Plenty of stg w/ floored attic that could be finished as additional rm. 3-car gar on main has 30amp hook-up for camper. Fenced level backyard w/ deck & patio. A must see. Reduced $299,900 (807977)

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■ Financial assistance is available for low-income Medicare enrollees. For more information, contact the Office on Aging’s Affordable Medicine Options for Seniors (AMOS) program at 524-2786. Ask for David Holden. ■ Grief support groups at Fort Sanders Sevier Hospital 6 p.m. each first Thursday; 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each third Wednesday at the Covenant Home Care Knoxville office; and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each fourth Wednesday at the Covenant Home Care Oak Ridge office. Registration is required. Info or to register: 541-4500. ■ Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. each third Monday at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 218-7081. ■ The third annual “Man Ride” will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, to raise awareness of the fight against prostate cancer. Former UT head football coach Phillip Fulmer and radio personality Phil Williams will ride in the event which kicks off at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson in Maryville. Registration starts at 9 a.m. In conjunction with the event, free prostate cancer screenings will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Info: 305-6970. ■ The “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” 5k will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum Plaza, 800 Howard Baker Ave. Registration opens at 2 p.m. Info: 5584048 or www.makingstridesknoxville.org. ■ Stop Smoking: 1-800-7848669 (1-800-QUITNOW) is a program of the Knox County Health Department. The hotline is answered 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. ■ UT Hospice conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with its program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: 544-6279. ■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support, for any adult who is suffering loss, meets 5 to 6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper will be served. Info or to reserve a spot: 544-6277.


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y mother told me many years ago that my grandfather was a baker. That explains why, when all of my friends were playing with dolls or playing school, I was using Play-Doh and cookie cutters to pretend that I was the owner of the best bakery in town. As long as I can remember, I have loved being in the kitchen. When I was a young girl I would make the best mud pies on the block and would season them with my mother’s spices. In high school I always made sure there were fresh baked cookies, brownies or caramel corn on the athletic bus to games. I loved to see the smiles that wonderful treats brought to the faces of my friends. This is a tradition that I have continued and have passed on to my own daughter. More than four years ago I pulled out the pastry bags and

The finished product – cookies to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Christian Academy of Knoxville. Decorated cookies are quickly becoming a favorite at special gatherings, often in addition to cake.

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decorating tips and taught my daughter how to decorate cookies. These decorated treats would be given to a football player, inside a colorfully painted bucket on game day. The first several batches of cookies had their

flaws, but they tasted wonderful and the best part was using a craft to bond with my daughter. Making the cookies grew past the football bucket and they began to pop up at baseball and basketball games, welcomed new

cheerleaders to the team and helped raise money for breast cancer awareness. Friends began to mention that their birthday was coming up soon and would love to have some cookies for their special day (hint, hint). I have tried several recipes but always fall back to a personal favorite. The shape of the cookie may not be perfect but the taste is what matters most. Royal icing is the topping of choice for me because it dries to a hardened state that allows for the cookies to be stacked without smashing hours of work. Perfecting the skill of

icing and then turning shapes of dough into recognizable objects has taken hours of practice and researching techniques on the Internet. Thousands of pounds of cookie dough, mounds of royal icing and more colors than one might imagine, the quality of the decorating has improved and it’s a thrill to watch my own child share the same passion I did at her age. To some, they are just cookies. To me, they are memories made that will last for my lifetime and hopefully beyond.


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film. The first camp, which was attended by upper elementary through high school students, produced a “mockumentary” called “Life’s a Mountain, Climb It: the Radiator Zebras Story.” It’s the tale of a rock band sliding downward into conflict – and smooth jazz. The second was an advanced camp for middle and high-school students, who filmed a horror movie called “Trillo del Diablo,” or “The Trill of the Devil.” The success of the camp is partially due to the community’s wealth of moviemaking professionals. The director is Gibbs High School and UT alumnus

Kelly Vasconcelos. She spent 15 years doing film and commercial work in Los Angeles before returning to Knoxville. She assumed the move would end her film career, but she was wrong. The volume of instructional TV produced in this area means there’s an abundance of local talent. The low cost of filming here is attractive to professionals like Vasconcelos’ friend Octavia Spencer, the Academy Award-winning actor who starred in “The Help.” In 2010, Spencer chose Knoxville as the location for a movie she wrote and directed called

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ner and more flexible the soles should be. The sole should be easily flexible and be able to bend in your hand without effort. It should bend with your child’s toes – where the ball of the foot will be, rather than in the middle of the shoe. Toe room. While your child is standing, you should be able to press about a half inch, roughly a finger’s width, between the longest toe and Shoe Buying Tips the front of the shoe. The When you find shoes that area of the shoe just below you like, hold them in your the laces should crease when hand and examine them. The your baby takes a step. American Podiatric Medical Materials. The upper part Association (APMA), experts of the shoe should be made of in foot health and develop- breathable materials such as ment, recommends you look leather, rather than synthetic for the following features: materials. The insoles should Flexibility. Typically, the be cushioned for comfort. younger the child, the thin- Feel around inside the shoe

Shoes that do not fit properly can be uncomfortable and unhealthy. That is why it is important to always measure a child’s feet before buying shoes. Every shoe fits differently, so do not buy shoes based solely on the size printed on the shoebox. Make sure your child tries on every shoe and watch them as they walk to make sure they seem comfortable and fit properly.

for irregularities in stitching, glue or stapling. Look for a stiff heel cup. Press on both sides of the heel counter. It should not collapse. To help parents find shoes that fit properly, here are some helpful shoe buying tips: ■ Make sure to see a professional trained in fitting shoes for infants, toddlers and young children. For example, Stride Rite’s Fit Training Program received the APMA Seal of Acceptance. The seal recognizes products evaluated by a committee of podiatrists that contribute to better foot health. ■ Have your child’s feet measured every 2 to 3 months until toddler years, then every 3 to 4 months after that.

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If you have more than one child, or want to stock up for the year, save on items like glue sticks, notebooks and writing utensils by taking advantage of sales and purchasing value packs, which are easy to find at back-to-school time. For better deals on items like tissues and sanitizing wipes, hold off until you are also buying these products for the home at a warehouse club or with coupons.

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