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APRIL 11, 2011


To Russia with love Locals are helping establish an English library in Russia See page A-2


Rafting the rapids with Ned Betty Bean remembers Ned McWherter See page AA-44

It pays to preserve Knox Heritage Executive Director Kim Trent explains the benefits of historic renovation See Wendy’s story on page A-3




Open to inspiration By Wendy Smith It may seem strange that NIMBioS (the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis) would have a songwriterin-residence. But Tim Sellers of the Los Angeles-based band Artichoke has been writing songs about science, and scientists, for years. So it will be a natural extension of his talents to spend April in Knoxville finding musical inspiration at the institute. NIMBioS brings together scientists and mathematicians to find solutions to problems in the field of life science. It was established in 2008 and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Its technology-laden office space is located on the UT campus at 1534 White Ave. The goal of the songwriter-inresidence program is to encourage artists to produce songs that focus on biologists and the work they do. Sellers is the fifth of eight musicians to receive a stipend to spend four weeks interacting with scientists and writing at least two songs about their work. It won’t be a difficult task for him. He arrived in Knoxville on April 1, and by the following Monday he had written his first song. Sellers’ experience with writing music about science is extensive. Artichoke’s discography includes “26 Scientists, Vol. One: AnningMalthus,” “26 Scientists, Vol. Two: Newton-Zeno,” “Bees” and a new album for children, “26 Animals.” New York Times science reporter Michael Erard, who wrote an article about Sellers, referred him to the Knoxville program because

frame house his parents built in New York state. It had no electricity, and the family grew much of their own food. The experience made him environmentally conscious, and he shares his beliefs through his music. “It’s a non-preachy way to get people thinking about their place in the world.” Sellers and his wife eventually landed in California, where she designs costumes for the Los Angeles Opera. His day job is designing theater sets. But he’s happy to take a break from the West Coast to spend a few weeks reveling in Knoxville’s music scene. As the storms rolled in last Monday, he was playing his guitar on the sidewalk in the Old City. He got a few honks, he says. For those who missed that performance, Sellers is scheduled as a guest on Knox Ivi’s “Eleven O’Clock Rock” on April 20, and will perform at WDVX’s Blue Plate Special at the Knoxville Visitors Center on April 25. He’s also enjoying other kinds of scenery. On his first full day in Tennessee, he participated in a wildflower identification hike in the Smokies with NIMBioS director Louis Gross and other staff members. He enjoys interacting with scientists, whom he characterizes as being laid-back, freethinking and having interesting things to say. Los Angeles musician Tim Sellers plans to immerse himself in the Knoxville art They’re not the only ones. The and music scene during his month-long stay as the NIMBioS songwriter-in-res- scientific community, and the idence. Photo by Wendy Smith world at large, will benefit from this indie-rocker’s take on the role His interest in science comes that science plays in our lives. it seemed like a perfect fit. “I thought I invented the genre,” from a childhood spent in the “I’m open to inspiration,” he woods. He was raised in an A- says. laughs Sellers.

An international honor for West High By Betty Bean



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It’s official. When school opens in the fall, West High School will house Knox County’s first International Baccalaureate Program, which prepares juniors and seniors for university studies and international competition. The nearest IB school is located in Signal Mountain. Sixty students have been accepted into West’s IB Program, including 55 sophomores and five rising junior transfers. The educators at West believe the IB Program will benefit the school as a whole. “IB is not for just the top of the top,” said Shannon Siebe, who will coordinate the IB Program. She explained that students who are not full IB diploma candidates may choose to take selected IB classes. “Just one IB class on their transcript will go really far toward getting them into college,” she said. Principal Greg Roach said he and his staff looked at the program from many different angles before they decided to go to the considerable work and expense necessary to qualify to become an IB school. “One of the first questions we had when we started discussing this was ‘Why this IB thing?’ This goes back four years when we were trying to look at what resources

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Sharing our culture through books This is a story about some East Tennessee folk who helped establish an English library in Russia and are helping to establish another in Georgia (as in Republic of Georgia). In the process, they are sharing our culture.

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From resolution to irresolution Despair taxpayers, because the forces of darkness have prevailed – at least for now. Knox County Law Director Joe Jarret has backed away from his opinion that County Commission can exercise oversight of the fee office budgets. Jarret said he relied upon CTAS, the County Technical Assistance Service, to vet his initial opinion. CTAS is part of UT’s Institute for Public Service and presumably above political territorial disputes. In a memo to County Commission, Jarret wrote that CTAS’ legal consultant told him that although there had been no litigation on the issue in more than 20 years, additional research indicated the state Legislature intended to leave Knox County and four others on the salary suit system. In other words, “no go, Joe.” Trustee John Duncan, County Clerk Foster Arnett and Clerk of Circuit Courts Cathy Quist had already announced their willingness to submit their budgets to commission and mayoral scrutiny. By an odd coincidence, Jarret’s CTAS legal consultant shares her surname with Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey, whose reaction to the idea of having her budget eyeballed by commission or the mayor was less than restrained. Unless someone comes forth with evidence that the McCroskeys in this drama are blood relatives, there are no grounds for questioning CTAS’ integrity. And the blame for this fiasco ultimately lands on the desk of Jarret, who may have relied too much on another agency’s opinion. So the fight for transparency in all Knox County government operations will have to be waged at the state level according to CTAS and Jarret. So be it. There will never be a better opportunity than this for our local state legislators to get behind some meaningful change in Tennessee law. And if any of our readers can give me one sensible reason why an elected official would want to operate in secret, please pass it along. This week, Lynn Hutton’s feature, “Take off the mask,” is a must-read, and Valorie Fister is back with the story of an extraordinary local cyclist. Too many good reads to list here, so check us out at Contact Larry Van Guilder at

The tale begins back in 2005, when UT attorney Ron Leadbetter and Steve Hillis, support services manager for the city of Alcoa, took a trans-Siberian train trip and ended up in Penza, Russia. There, they met Olga Mershcherykova, who taught English at Penza State University. She wanted to establish an English library on campus, and after a tremendous amount of effort, a shipping container full of books donated primarily by Blount Country residents helped establish the Penza Russia American Library. Three years ago, a group of journalists from Georgia came to Knoxville to visit UT. When they heard about the library in Penza, a seed was planted. Hillis soon received a letter from one of the journalists asking if he would help establish a similar library at Georgia’s oldest University – the Ivane Javakkishvili Tbilisi State University. Well, they don’t call us the Volunteer State for nothing. Hillis and Leadbetter are in the process of collecting books, along with donations for the shipping container, to establish another English library. They are looking for all manner of books, from educational tomes to novels. But

Jennifer Brooks and Martie Glenn lead a Zumba fitness session at Market Square during the American Heart Association National Start Walking Day on April 5. tour of BMW plant. Friendship Force will host a club from Nagasaki, Japan, in May. The visitors are scheduled to meet Knoxville’s mayor and listen to bluegrass at WDVX’s Blue Plate Special. They have also made a special request to eat pizza, says club president Joanne Schuetz.

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Ron Leadbetter and Steve Hillis display books that have been donated to help establish an English library in the Republic of Georgia. nothing “scurrilous,” says Leadbetter. There are currently three collection sites in West Knoxville – Long’s Drug Store at 4604 Kingston Pike, Package Manager at 4815 Kingston Pike and Old Mill Bread Company at 431 North Cedar Bluff Road. Donations are tax-deductible.

Students encouraged to spend time abroad Talking to someone from another culture face-toface gives you a different perspective on people and helps you better understand your own culture, says Danny Hinson. Hinson is director of the Center for Global Education at Carson-Newman College. He was the guest speaker at last week’s Friendship Force of Knoxville meeting. The club couldn’t agree with him more. The mission of the Friendship Force is to build global goodwill through friendship. Carson-Newman encourages students to study abroad and also encourages faculty

Danny Hinson, director of Carson-Newman College’s Center for Global Education, spoke to the Friendship Force of Knoxville last week. Photos by Wendy Smith

to include a global component in their courses. The school itself is a cultural exchange, as 105 of the school’s 2,000 students are from overseas, mostly from Asian countries, says Hinson. In other business, Sonja DuBois made a report on the club’s recent trip to Shelby, N.C., where she especially enjoyed seeing frescoes in a Summerville church and a

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The American Heart Association National Start Walking Day was April 5. It’s an annual event meant to raise awareness of the health benefits of walking. But it was the women demonstrating the Zumba exercise program that got everyone’s attention. Several vendors, including the Mercy Health and Fitness Center in Powell, were on hand for the event. Summit Medical Group representatives touted their Express Clinics in Farragut, Fountain City and Deane Hill. Mike Newman of Earth Fare gave away samples of juice made from organic red beets, carrots, celery, apple and kale. It was surprisingly tasty, and just the ticket for those who don’t get nearly enough veggies in their diets. Nicole Lipsey of the American Heart Association’s Knoxville office had the best advice of the day. “If you walk for one hour, you gain two hours of life expectancy.”

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Historic renovation helps neighborhoods and tax base By Wendy Smith Knox Heritage Executive Director Kim Trent explained the benefits of historic renovation at last week’s meeting of the Council of West Knox County Homeowners. In 2007, Knox Heritage partnered with HGTV’s Restore America and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to purchase and restore two George Barber-designed homes in the Parkridge neighborhood. The transformation “thrilled” the neighbors, and raised property values as well as tax revenues. She cited the Knox Heritage Green House, located at 1011 Victorian Way, as a project that added a single family home to the downtown area and demonstrated how historic rehabilitation can be energy efficient. The house is currently for sale. Some of the nonprofit’s work happens behind the scenes, as was the case when the Regal Riviera movie theater was constructed on Gay Street. While the theater’s original design called for the demolition of late 19th century buildings, hard work and open minds cre-

Kim Trent tells the Council of West Knox Homeowners that Knox Heritage is ready to “turn up the heat” on developers who promised to renovate the circa 1849 Walker-Sherrill House at 9320 Kingston Pike. Photo by Wendy Smith

ated a solution that allowed the buildings to survive and become home to new businesses. “That’s more businesses to contribute money to the tax base,” said Trent. She also detailed Knox Heritage’s advocacy and education efforts, including the Fragile 15 and Fantastic 15 lists. The nonprofit has also partnered with the Junior League of Knoxville to teach 5th, 8th and 11thgraders history by showing them local architecture

Sacred Storm Faith Promise offers contemporary Easter drama By Natalie Lester With Easter less than two weeks away, many churches are preparing for special services Sunday, April 24. However, there is one area church that adds another weekend to the celebration. Faith Promise Church will debut its Sacred Storm biannual drama 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14. “We do a drama the week before Easter and Halloween every year,” said pastor of communications Kyle Gilbert. “When we first started, it was about the crucifi xion, and our goal was to get a new perspective on the story we’d heard so many times. The last few have taken different twists on things.” Gilbert said the church is always looking to “freshen up” the Biblical story of Jesus’ death and resurrection in the hope that people will connect with the message. “That is what we’re all about,” he said. “Sacred Storm is a great chance for people who have never been in church or stopped coming to change. It becomes a starting point for a lot of

people, and they begin to find freedom from everything they are dealing with in life. It is a huge thing.” The weekend performances are usually the most attended weekends at the church, which averages thousands in attendance every week. “Usually our attendance these weekends is double the normal numbers,” he said. “It is a great time for us

from different time periods. A pilot program will be in classrooms soon. The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance was established after Knox Heritage received requests for help from several counties in the region. A grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation allows the ETPA to share the nonprofit’s wisdom with 15 surrounding counties. “We are basically teaching them to fish.” Other business at the Council of West Knox County Homeowners meeting included the installation of new officers. Margot Kline succeeded Debra Van Meter as president. Knox County Commissioner Tony Norman reported on commission business. He encouraged the group to show up for the April 25 vote on the Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan. “I’m looking for people who are in favor of the plan. I think it’s very good for the community,” he said. “This is not regulatory. It’s – let’s say it together – a plan.” The council voted unanimously to send a letter of support for the plan to County Commission.

Spring at Ossoli Circle Ossoli Circle held its annual White Linen Luncheon recently which included a silent auction, lunch and a fashion show by Chico’s in West Town Mall. Pictured are: (front) Linda Oliver, Janice Sauter, Diane Morris; (middle row) Chico’s representative Pat Eisehnart, Susie Brown, Barbara Horton, Nancy Carmon; (back) Chico’s representative Cathy Zarchin, Jeanette Williams and Tootie McCook. Photo submitted

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government Rafting the rapids with Ned The day after Ned McWherter died, the Newport Plain Talk ran a picture of him standing on the bank of the Pigeon River smiling into the camera. The shallows behind him were clear down to the rocky bottom.

Betty Bean Athough the deeper water looked a little milky, the river was still a sharp contrast to the dark, stinking stream he’d rafted in 1988 when he was trying to figure out what to do about the Champion Paper Company, which had used the Pigeon as its private sewer for more than 80 years. The picture was taken last September when he came to Cocke County campaigning for his son Mike, the Democratic nominee for governor. The slimmed-down 79-year-old Ned looked every bit the elder statesman in his monogrammed dress shirt and striped tie – another sharp contrast to 1988, when he was a strapping, tobacco chomping Hoss Cartwright lookalike of a governor who bestrode Tennessee like his personal Ponderosa. Set up by McWherter’s sagacious aide-de-camp Billy Stair, the 1988 rafting trip was kept on the down low, with only two reporters – a guy from the News Sentinel and me from the Journal – invited to attend (along with photographers). The issue at hand was Champion’s discharge permit, which was set to expire and needed the Tennessee governor’s approval for renewal. North Carolinians appealed to his business sense and talked about the thousands of jobs that would be lost. Cocke countians talked about cancer rates, dioxin and poison fish. Since the mill and jobs were in North Carolina and the bad water and cancer in Tennessee, the decision seemed like a no-brainer. But Ned, a Blue Dog Dem-

Ned McWherter came out to honor his old friend and political rival Jane Eskind last fall. Photo by Betty Bean

ocrat before the name was invented, had been swayed by the Carolina economic arguments. That changed, however, when he rode the Pigeon’s brown rapids. The trip started up above the plant where the water was pristine enough to comply with North Carolina’s strict water quality standards. Then the governor got in a canoe and was paddled through the stretch of stream that got sucked up clean and spit out dirty by the mill. Security guards came out and demanded to know what he was doing in Champion’s river. Below the plant, the entourage piled into rafts. The guides couldn’t find a safety helmet to fit Ned’s big noggin, but we rode the river down to the state line and debarked at Hartford, where Ned stood on the bank and spat a brown stream into the Pigeon. “Look at that. The tobacco juice and the water are the same damn color,” he said. “They keep the water clean for their people, then dirty it up and turn it loose on us.” A few weeks later he turned the permit down, igniting a war of words between the two states – the North Carolina Legislature went so far as to consider banning Jack Daniels. The caption under the Plain Talk’s picture reads: “During his tenure as governor, McWherter fought diligently for the river’s clean-up.”

Padgett to participate in forum Mark Padgett will participate in a mayoral forum 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the UT College of Law. Sponsored by the university’s College Republicans and College Democrats, the forum will cover a variety of topics.


Tony Norman is the Devil (and he hates nature, too) Satire Alert! Knox County Commissioner Tony Norman’s calm, unassuming demeanor has fooled lots of people. But his diabolical scheme to deprive property owners of their rights under the guise of what he piously calls “only a plan” has unmasked him for who he really is. Norman was co-chair of the Joint City/County Task Force on Ridge, Slope and Hillside Development and Protection. Never mind that the task force included foresters, engineers, Realtors, developers and neighborhood advocates, Norman was the driving force behind the nefarious plan now being considered by County Commission. How do we know this? That fount of knowledge, the medium that never lies, the blessed Internet, tells us so. Consider these remarks culled from Internet discussion forums: Norman “tried to limit public debate,” stated “there was no room for compromise” and “demanded” a 60-day delay because he feared not having enough votes on commission for the plan to pass. He helped MPC spend “nearly $400,000” to develop “his plan.” He says the opposition is spreading “false and misleading information.” And those are only the comments suitable for a

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family publication. Hold on, you say. Maybe you’ve known Norman for years and can’t believe he would stoop to such methods just to get his way. If you remain unconvinced that Norman is Beelzebub, take a closer look at the photo above of a hillside not far from the Pellissippi State campus. Note the deep, raincarved depressions on that beautifully barren slope. Stop for a moment and appreciate the breathtaking grandeur of that Tennessee orange clay, its beauty unmarred by trees, grass or even stumps. (It’s only a coincidence that a Rural/Metro ambulance is pictured in the lower right corner of the frame. When was the last time a hillside collapsed around here?) Tony Norman would deprive you of vistas such as this one that God and bulldozer intended for you to enjoy. That a man with such obvious hatred for nature came to occupy a seat on the Knox County Commission is a crime. If that isn’t enough, Norman seems possessed by the

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twisted belief that individualistic, proud Americans are part of a community of shared interests, that there is a social compact of benefit to us all. Hippie. Just remember that you can’t spell “communist” without “commun” and you’ll understand where such radical notions come from. We all know the Devil has powers to persuade. Norman has demonstrated those powers by gaining endorsement for his plan from neighborhood and homeowners associations. Has he cast his spell on you, neighbor? Repent, before it’s too late! If God had intended for us to have a slope protection plan he would have given Moses an Eleventh Com-

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mandment. Stand up for steepness. Proclaim your love for Volunteer Orange clay, look Norman in the eye and say, “Devil, you may get my soul, but you’ll never take my property rights!” Contact:

Memories of Ned McWherter Ned McWherter and I were first elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives the same day in 1968. I was 23 and he was 37. To look at us then was to see two persons who had little in common besides membership in the 99-member House, but in later years we forged a close friendship. 1968 was the year the Tennessee House got its first Republican speaker in more than 80 years, Bill Jenkins of Rogersville. I was a young, energetic Ivy League-educated Republican anxious to challenge the one party system which dominated Tennessee. I was joined by Dick Krieg and Charlie Howell of Nashville. We got headlines but experienced little success. Two years later, McWherter chaired the House Democratic Caucus, and in 1972 he ousted Jim McKinney as House speaker and the McWherter era began in earnest. It continued until he left the governor’s office in 1994. In those early days, McWherter and I were

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often on opposite sides, but I learned how to lose from him as he had the power. While a partisan when he needed to be, he always placed Tennessee first. He worked with Lamar Alexander to see Alexander’s Better Schools and Better Roads programs enacted. He reappointed Jim Haslam to the UT Board of Trustees despite some Democratic grumbling. He was a Tennessean first. In 1983, he was one of three governors or governors-to-be to attend Joan’s and my wedding in Knoxville. The other two were Lamar Alexander and George W. Bush. He always asked about my mother whenever we met. McWherter spoke at my 1993 inaugural as mayor, attended a 1999 mayoral fundraiser at the L&N sta-


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tion and gave $1,000, and joined Howard Baker in speaking to the executive committee dinner of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 1994 which I hosted in Knoxville. We were friends and allies. When I was elected mayor in 1987, he was governor and I called upon him within a week. He pledged to assist the mayor of our third largest city, and he kept his word. Everyone who uses Lakeshore Park should say “thank you” to Ned McWherter for making it happen. In 1990, when I approached him about transferring part of the land of Lakeshore Mental Health Institute to the city for recreational purposes, there were groups within state government with different plans. Veterans wanted a portion of it for their cemetery. Mental health advocates wanted the land sold at auction with the proceeds (which would have been high) going to mental health programs. McWherter’s finance department fa-

vored its sale. McWherter told me if I could work out a solution for the veterans he would handle and approve the rest. We worked with veterans on the cemetery, and the park was created and is now 20 years old. It is one of the most popular parks in our city and used by thousands. McWherter believed in doing the right thing. In 1992 he flew over to Knoxville to greet then-President Bush who had just survived the New Hampshire GOP primary. McWherter was supporting an Arkansas governor for president that year. While Bush was on a political trip, McWherter felt the governor should always be there to greet the President of the United States regardless of politics. And he honored that belief every time a president came to Tennessee. Too bad there are not more politicians like Ned McWherter and Howard Baker. Tennessee is better for both of them, and they represent the best of both parties.


Catching up Bearden area board No news is good news from the school board. Well, member Karen Carson was recognized they passed the $384.6 milas Tenneslion budget last week, but see PTA’s that’s probably not the final Outstandword since both Mayor Buring School chett and County CommisBoard Memsion must ponder it. ber. She works to involve students and McIntyre Sandra parents in Clark the political process. Also, she’s a huge player in state PTA. In never hurts. I can’t recall a tighter Jennie Williams, 4th budget. It will be hard to grade teacher at Cedar cut. This budget does not re- Bluff Elementary, was duce teacher positions and it recognized as Tennessee does not outsource custodi- PTA’s Outstanding Teachans. That’s just a discussion er. Williams is one of the item not in the budget. first to volunteer for PTA events and works to involve PTA awards each parent and student in The state PTA has given projects. top honors to three from Knox County. Awards were Politics 101 presented at the Tennessee Commissioner Amy PTA convention in Nash- Broyles wears the dunce ville on April 9. cap for her successful opDr. Jim McIntyre was position to the “process” of named Outstanding Super- giving budget oversight of intendent for the third con- the county’s fee offices to secutive year. He received County Commission. She the award for his advocacy said it wasn’t fair to vote for children and his outreach with only a week’s notice through public forums to on a political feud that’s the community. And maybe brewed for at least 100 because the state’s other su- years. And she got a maperintendents are really, re- jority of the commission to agree. Item deferred. ally bad.

Free shredding event A free community shredding event will be held 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 12, in the parking lot of Carraba’s Italian Grill on Parkside Drive. Swofford Financial is sponsoring the event and will also host both a lunch and dinner workshop on how to “deter, detect and

defend” against fraud and identity theft. Info: 690-0049 or email

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Broyles said afterwards she expected to vote for the change in April and predicted that Dave W r i g h t might well be the only “no” vote. Too bad, Amy. Carson Seems Law Director Joe Jarret didn’t quite get his opinion right; and County Mayor Tim Burchett, Williams who supported the resolution and had the votes in March, has lost them for April after Jarret reversed himself. Had the commission passed Dr. Richard Briggs’ resolution in March, the burden of overturning it would have fallen on a couple of elected officials who might well have blinked. Now the resolution is dead and the proponents (including me) are smoked out. It’s the worst of all worlds. The Battle of Little Bighorn comes to mind. General Burchett left the field wounded and some of his soldiers are dead.

als will be held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Music Road Hotel, 303 Henderson Chapel Road, in Pigeon Forge. Preregistration is $15 and $20 on the day of the show. Trophies will be awarded near the end of the day. All proceeds benefit the Kerbela Shine Temple. Info: Paul McMahan, 661-5120 or kerbelainnovators@

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Belk to hold charity sale Belk will hold a charity sale 6-10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, to benefit local charities, schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the company’s 16-state market area. In exchange for a $5 donation, customers will be able to purchase merchandise with discounts of 20-70 percent. Customers participating will receive $5 off their first purchase of $5 or more. The first 100 customers in the store will receive a free gift. Info: www.belk. com/

Art Market to jury new members The Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St., has announced a call for jury submissions for membership. The gallery’s primary needs are sculpture, fused glass and fiber art and wood but all artists are encouraged to apply. Applicants can deliver four pieces of their work, a completed application and $30 jury fee to the gallery between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, through Saturday, April 16. Application: www. Info: Marie Marritt, 828-4821 or email

KSO and Beethoven The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Knoxville Choral Society will perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony 8

p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 14-15, at the Tennessee Theatre. Tickets start at $23. Info: 291-3310 or visit www.

‘Madam Speaker’ East Tennessee PBS will air “Madam Speaker: Beth Harwell Makes History” 10:30 p.m. Monday, April 18. The program includes a half-hour exclusive interview with the first woman elected Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Brown Bag lecture As part of the East Tennessee Historical Society’s Harriet Z. Albers Memorial Brown Bag Lecture series, Dr. Jennifer E. Brooks will present “American Enka and the Modern Labor Movement” noon Wednesday, April 13, in the auditorium of the East Tennessee History Center on Gay Street. Admission is free. Those attending are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Info: Cherel Henderson, 215-8823.

Bus tour of historic homes As an activity of the Dogwood Arts Festival, two three-hour bus tours of historic homes around Knoxville will be given Saturday, April 16. A step-on tour guide will discuss points of interest and will highlight historic landmarks in the area. The tours will visit each home for 50 minutes. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Tickets are $20 per tour. Info: 523-7521 or visit www.



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Elizabeth Lynch and Mary Jane Harned will be selling their jewelry in person at Knoxville Soap, Candle and Gifts, 4889 N. Broadway, Suite 8 (next to Panera Bread) in Fountain City, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, as part of the store’s Customer Appreciation Day. Owner Jodi Bowlin says that everything in the store will be 20 percent off during those three hours. Soapmaker Denisea Mann (Natural Affinity) and local author Randall Carpenter (“Lessons for Life”) will also appear. The store is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Info: 689-6545.

Daughter and mother Elizabeth Lynch and Mary Jane Harned, who are both school teachers, with the jewelry they make and sell exclusively at Knoxville Soap, Candle and Gifts in Fountain City. Photo by Jake Mabe

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t all started when Mary Jane Harned got the idea to make plastic earrings and fashion bracelets. Then, she says, “I got brave and started investing in sterling silver and crystal.” Her daughter, Elizabeth Lynch, helped. Mary Jane has taught math at Robertsville Middle School in Oak Ridge for 39 years. Elizabeth has taught art at Halls High for six. Jewelry making is a sideline, a hobby. But, it’s threatening to grow into a full-fledged business.

They go together to buy beads at gem and mineral shows, both locally and regionally, traveling sometimes as far as Atlanta. “My den hasn’t been the same since!” Mary Jane says. “I started making so much stuff, I thought, ‘I gotta find a place to sell this.’ ” They started selling their stuff at craft shows. Then Elizabeth asked Jodi Bowlin if she and Mary Jane could sell their jewels at Jodi’s store, Knoxville Soap, Candle and Gifts, in Fountain City.

Jodi gave them a little table. Then she gave them a glass display case in the back of the store. By January, Jodi decided to move the case to the front. “My selling point to customers is that it’s one-of-a-kind, it’s local and it’s exclusive to the store,” Jodi says. “They can see the craftsmanship. Ninety percent of my customers are women. And they’re buying for themselves or their daughters or granddaughters. And when they find out that the jewelry is made

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think our lives are perfect, flawless, happy, and that we are whole. I recently wrote about seeking help for my daughter’s depression. She gave her permission for that column, hoping that it would be of use to someone else. (Thanks to those of you who called or wrote to ask: Eden found meaningful help, CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton useful tools and a new sense of balance. She is doing well.) And, today, I had a brief conFor surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans versation with a new friend, an for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. exchange that left question marks Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear in my head, so I followed up. I you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with went back and said, “So. What all your heart, I will let you find me, says the Lord. … do you want to be when you grow (Jeremiah 29: 11-14a NRSV) up?” Come we now our masks displaying, fearing that we shall be This, to a retiree. known, Our conversation went forward Foolish games forever playing, feeling mean while so alone. from there, talking about past, present, future. Family, history, Let pretension’s power be broken, to be human let us dare. dreams. Hurts, achievements, Let the truth in love be spoken, let us now the questing share. fears, questions. (“The Gathering,” Ken Medema) I appreciated the candor, trembled before the pain, felt the It applies to all of us, and yet, we hovering Holy Spirit over this ow many times have I said, “We are all among the walk- keep wearing our masks, carefully holy moment of honesty. The ing wounded”? putting them in place before we face mask fell, and before me was huFar too many to count. the world, hoping that everyone will man emotion, raw and real.


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by a mother and daughter who are local schoolteachers ... they’ve got quite a local fan club,” she says, pointing to Mary Jane and Elizabeth. “A lot of my customers want to meet them in person.” The fans will have their chance 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, when Mary Jane and Elizabeth will be selling their jewelry during an in-store Customer Appreciation Day event. For Mary Jane and Elizabeth, the jewelry making is the exciting part. “There’s a whole lot more to it than stringing beads on a necklace,” Mary Jane says. The duo brings the one-two punch of Mary Jane’s analytical mind and Elizabeth’s artful creativity to their work. “You have to think about quality, color choices, patterns, larger beads and smaller beads, and how they go together,” Elizabeth says. “The quality of the design work,” Jodi says. “My customers can see that.” Elizabeth took a class to learn how to make lampwork beads (glass beads using a torch). They also make dichroic glass pendants and miniature artwork earrings, recycled Scrabble tiles that are turned into pendants, featuring art images covered in resin. Mother and daughter wouldn’t

We – all of us – spend so much of our time dealing with each other on the surface, living in the superficial. We don’t want to intrude, are embarrassed by openness, are reluctant to be honest, are fearful of knowing – really knowing – each other. And yet, I personally have experienced the relief of telling the truth. Of acknowledging what my heart knows to be true, and what my brain has shied away from. Of being able to say out loud the unsayable. It is one of the few gifts we can give one another: the moment in which the truth can be spoken and heard, and the world still goes on turning. The walls don’t collapse; the hearer doesn’t recoil in horror; the speaker does not disappear in a puff of smoke. In such a moment, when the masks have fallen, all we have is prayer. And so I prayed, then offered my friend the sure and certain knowledge that the prayers continue to ascend, and the candle burns on.

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admit it at first, but Jodi says they even have a friendly competition going now to see who can sell the most stuff. “It’s very addictive,” Mary Jane says. “If you’re going to have an addiction, this is it. It’s fun.” “And it’s a gratification,” Elizabeth adds, “to learn that people like our things. And we get money that we put back into our art.” It’s gone over like gangbusters at Jodi’s store. “I’m almost selling as much jewelry as I am soap,” Jodi says. Jodi bought the store from its original owners about two and a half years ago. She used to be a manager. She’s converted the stock into about “80 percent local” merchandise created by more than 40 local artists. She says she’ll even close the store for no booking fee if a business is interested in holding a private shopping party for employees. Elizabeth’s artwork also decorates the store’s walls. Yes, it’s for sale. Mary Jane says it’s been a great relationship. “She (Jodi) trusts us to provide quality merchandise and we trust her to be honest about our sales.” “I won’t allow other people to put jewelry in here,” Jodi says. Which makes it doubly unique. “Seldom do I make anything twice,” Mary Jane says. “We do it because it’s fun,” Elizabeth adds. “We don’t do it because it’s a job or a task.” Mary Jane says she starts getting excited the moment she buys beads. “’Cause it’s fun to create and see how it’s going to turn out.”

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his is no more than a skimpy, unofficial survey but Tennessee basketball fans, an emotional lot, sometimes say what they think. Some are moderately excited. Some are skeptical. Some admit to being confused. I don’t have percentages. One said she had never, ever heard of Cuonzo Martin until athletic director Mike Hamilton presented him as the perfect fit to lead the Volunteers out of the wilderness. She was encouraged that Hamilton said, “He will win here.” Another, not very nice, said he didn’t believe a word Mike said, that he used the same sales rhetoric when he announced Lane Kiffin. Ouch. One praised Hamilton,

saying he expected worse. Another doubted that Mike had much to do with the choice. The chancellor’s career is also at risk. Some fans, still convinced Tennessee is an elite destination, really did want a famous name. No doubt they were disappointed Coach K decided to remain at Duke. The Butler coach sent word that he has a better job but thanks for asking. The agent for the young guy at Virginia Commonwealth said he wasn’t coming but was interested in knowing exactly how much UT has in the vault. Two big-city gentlemen turned us down, noting that Knoxville lacks a west-tomidtown subway system. Some coaches feel we were fortunate to fill the job, con-

sidering NCAA blockades and the previous show. Martin is no Bruce Pearl. He made a so-so first impression at his introductory press conference. He didn’t say much but he said it sincerely. He sounded as if he really wants to coach at Tennessee. Me too – for a million-dollar raise. I do believe my math is correct, from $300,000 at Missouri State to $1.3 million in Big Orange Country with more perks and built-in bonuses for doing what he is supposed to do. Shrewd move on Zo’s part. Fewer tornadoes. Larger playhouse. More ESPN splash for whipping up on Kentucky and Florida instead of Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois. Martin gained credibility

A real American hero The life and times of Cary F. Spence HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin


he many fans of Ron Allen’s books will be pleased to learn that he has recently released a revised and enlarged edition of “Knox-stalgia,” originally published in 1999, and a unique new book, a compilation of historic events in Knoxville and Knox County in the 1890s titled, “Knoxville, Tennessee in the Gay Nineties.” The “Gay ’90s” book resulted from a lengthy search of the microfilm of local newspapers from that decade and contains excerpts from the papers in chronological order. There were many surprises among the entries that will find their way into future columns, but most intriguing were the numerous references to a young Cary F. Spence, who would become a World War I colonel and war hero and prominent locally in business and public service. In 1890, Spence captained the Knoxville Reds, a professional baseball team hopeful of securing a spot in the Southern League. He led the team with his .277 batting average that season. In November, Spence was awarded a $25 gold piece when he won a challenge 100-yard dash at Johnson’s Track in South Knoxville, with a time of 10.0 seconds. By January 1891, it was announced that Cary Spence would be a member of the

Cary F. Spence (1869-1943). Col. (later Gen.) Spence commanded the heroic 117th Infantry Regiment during World War I. The 117th was among the first units to penetrate the seemingly impenetrable Hindenberg Line in October 1918. Photo courtesy Lawson McGhee Library

new Knoxville football team, which would play Maryville in Knoxville’s first organized football game; but the game was postponed. Then, on May 15 of that year, speedster Spence starred in the rescheduled game at Lake Ottosee (later Chilhowee Park). In September, Spence competed in Washington, D.C., in the games of the Columbian Athletic Club and won all four of the contests he entered: the 100-, 200and 220-yard dashes and the running broad jump. In the fall of 1891, Spence was a halfback on the inaugural University of Tennessee football team when it played Sewanee. Soon thereafter, the Knoxville Athletic Club’s football team played Harriman and Spence played halfback on that team, too. Obviously, the rules for participation in college sports were still being written. In 1893, Spence entered

the competition at the World’s Fair in Chicago and finished second in the 220yard dash, almost winning the world’s championship. Toward the end of the 1890s, Spence was named coach of the University of Tennessee baseball team. In October 1899, he played on the Knoxville team in the first organized golf competition between the Knoxville and Chattanooga Golf clubs. Cary Fletcher Spence was born in Knoxville on Jan. 21, 1869, the son of Dr. John Fletcher and Elizabeth (Cary) Spence. He began his education at the old Bell House School, attended the University of Tennessee and graduated from Grant University in 1890. After graduation he became affiliated with the Knoxville Building and Loan Co. and then with the Greer Manufacturing Co., where he became a vice president. Due to Spence’s service in

when chosen minority coach of the year. I checked to see who he beat. Maybe next time he can be plain, all-purpose coach of the year from the full pool. Fans have sped past me in serious research. They say Martin is a disciplinarian. Players are to be two minutes early for meetings, no cocky caps turned backwards at inappropriate times, no middle-school low-slung pants with belts dangling and bottoms dragging in the dirt. Haven’t heard a word about tattoos or loud rap. I suppose some stuff is here to stay. Martin is said to be an excellent recruiter, determined and believable. He certainly helped as a Purdue assistant. None of his signees at Mo State have made All-Conference. His main man was leftover Kyle Weems from the Barry Hinson administration. Recruiting connections? Could be Martin and his aides are geographically challenged. They are all Midwest. The SEC is the world. Martin says Vols who play will defend. I am told his prethe National Guard, President William McKinley appointed him as a first lieutenant and regimental adjutant of the 6th Volunteer infantry in 1898 at the beginning of the Spanish-American war. During his service in Puerto Rico he was promoted to captain in the 3rd Tennessee Infantry. After the war, he continued his service in the National Guard and his career in business, interrupted only when he was appointed Knoxville postmaster by President William Howard Taft, serving from 1911 to 1914. When the war with Mexico threatened in 1916, thenCol. Spence recruited his regiment to full strength and led it to the Mexican border where the regiment served for almost a year on guard duty. Soon after the Declaration of War with Germany on April 6, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson called up the National Guard units and the state regiment entered federal service as the 117th Infantry, 30th Division, 59th Brigade. The regiment left Knoxville for training at Camp Sevier, S.C., in September 1917. The 2000-soldier regiment departed New York on transport ships May 10, 1918, and landed 10 days later at Liverpool, England. Col. Spence commanded the regiment through all the fighting in Belgium and the attack on the Hindenberg Line. The horrendous Sept. 29 attack near Bellicourt resulted in casualties of 26 officers and 366 soldiers of the 117th. They captured seven German field pieces, 29 machine guns, seven anti-tank rifles and 592 prisoners that day. Subsequent attacks in the same sector on Oct. 7-9, cost an additional 34 officers

vious team was 161st in defensive efficiency, 241 at defensive rebounding and 298 at forcing turnovers. Hmm. The Bears were better offensively. They did not play at break-neck speed and did take care of the ball. They were far ahead of the Vols at shooting 3-pointers and free throws. Most were. Choosing Cuonzo stirred surprise but the decision was not illogical. I do believe he has a chance to succeed. It won’t be easy. Following the feature act at the circus, be it the fancy juggler, daring high-wire artist or classic clown, is a daunting task. The audience expects so much. The Tennessee audience has been clapping for most of six seasons. It caught the fever, shared the excitement and jumped from the edge of the seats to award standing ovations. Faithful fans always believed true greatness was just a layup away. Some are still fussing about the bully investigation and the way Bruce was unceremoniously dumped. They never dreamed their star would crash. Replacing

even a fallen star is difficult. Zo has a hint of blue-collar star power. He was one as a player at Purdue. He appears to be genuine, full-grown, my kind of family man. He has courage. He does not shy away from challenges. He has courage. He developed some growing up in East St. Louis. He has courage. He needed it in a frightening fight against cancer. There is no confusion about what Zo has to do. Chancellor Jimmy Cheek spelled it out: “Our expectations are, No. 1, to play by the rules. No. 2, be competitive. That means in the SEC, you’ve got to win. No. 3, represent the institution with integrity, on the court and off the court. And No. 4, academics is very important. Students are very important. We want them to graduate. “And if we can do those things, we can be very successful at Tennessee.” Amen, brother, right on, go Zo. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

Ronald Allen’s book may be ordered from him by mail, 5300 Bluefield Road, Knoxville, TN 37921, or by calling him at 584-4487, or emailing Shipping and handling is $3 for the first book and $1 for each additional book (maximum S&H $5). and 1,051 soldiers, while they captured 113 machine guns, 28 field pieces, 907 small arms and 800 prisoners. The regiment was not relieved until Oct. 17 when they were sent to the rear for rest, reorganization and resupply. With the signing of the Armistice on Nov. 11, 1918, the 117th was entrained for the Le Mans area where Gen. John J. Pershing, commanding the American Expeditionary Forces, visited the division and conducted a review. Three men from the 117th were presented the Medal of Honor, 126 others were awarded the American Distinguished Service Cross or the British Distinguished Service Order, and Col. Cary F. Spence, the commanding officer, was cited for his distinguished leadership in action. He was later awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. When the regiment returned home in April 1919, a parade of historic size and enthusiasm jammed the streets. The regiment had similar welcomes in both Nashville and Chattanooga before going to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., to be mustered out. In 1922, Spence was appointed a brigadier general and assigned to Division Headquarters in Knoxville. Gen. Spence was instrumental in raising funds for the famous Doughboy Statue at old Knoxville High School honoring his regiment. On May 22, 1922, Gen. Pershing spoke along with other deco-

rated military personnel at a special dedication ceremony attended by 7,000 people. After the war, Spence returned as president of his business on Gay Street, the Spence Shoe Co., which he founded in 1916 as successor to the Spence Trunk and Leather Co. He served on City Council from 1931-41 and as the president of the Island Home Park Co. He was a member of the Rotary Club, the Elks, the Sons of the Revolution, the Cherokee Country Club and the Appalachian Club. Fond of the outdoors, Gen. Spence was fishing from a motorboat on the Little Tennessee River two miles below Nile’s Ferry on Feb. 21, 1943, when the boat capsized. His companion, who survived, surmised that his 74-year-old friend had succumbed to a heart attack from the excitement as he was known to be a strong swimmer and another boat had reached him in less than five minutes. He was survived by his spouse of 43 years, Hannah Crook Spence, of Baltimore, Md., granddaughter of Civil War general and Indian fighter Gen. George Crook, and a son and daughter. Gen. Spence’s services were conducted by the Rev. C.E. Barbour of Second Presbyterian Church, followed by interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. His children managed the Spence Shoe Co. until it closed Sept. 1, 1975, when several other Gay Street businesses were also liquidating.

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EASTER SERVICES ■Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive, will present “Messiah in the Passover,� a demonstration showing how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the church sanctuary. Dinner will be served 5:15 to 6 p.m. in the gym. Cost for dinner is $6 ($3 for children). Everyone is invited. RSVP for dinner: 966-6728.

Auditions ■Auditions will be held 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at Central Baptist Church of Bearden for a soloist part in The Nativity Pageant. First sopranos will be singing “O Holy Night� in D flat. Info: 579-5323 or 384-4129.

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Rec programs ■First Farragut UMC, 12733 Kingston Pike, invites everyone to “Wednesday Night Live,� 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Enjoy a homecooked meal with your family and have some fun and fellowship. A family of four can have dinner for only $22. Info:

Seniors â– Grace Covenant Baptist Church on Dutchtown Road will host a senior Bible study relating to Easter 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 12. Lunch will be served afterward. Info: Janet or Judy, 607-9899.

Special Services ■Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Dr., will host “A Quiet Place,� a contemplative worship service, 6 p.m. the second Sunday of each month. Info: 966-6728 or visit www. ■ Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike, will host GriefShare at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Get support from the group while recovering from a loss and rebuilding your life. Registration: Laura, 470-9800.

■Bearden UMC, 4407 Sutherland Ave., invites everyone to “Praise and Worship� 5 p.m. every second Sunday in the fellowship center. Park in the back of the church and enter through the gym. Fellowship and a snacksupper follow the service. Info: ■ Two Rivers Church, 275 Harrison Lane, Lenoir City, will host “the Launch� 5-7 p.m. Sundays in the Fireside room. Come experience community and connect with others in a Growth group. Info: www.

Women’s groups ■Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive, will host a “Morning Moms� group 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday in room 296. Bible or book studies will be discussed relating to women’s lives in general. Child care is provided. Info: www.

Youth ■Berean Christian High School, 2320 Prosser Road, will present the family comedy “Leaving Iowa� 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday, April 14-19. Tickets are $7.50 ($4 for students). All proceeds benefit the BCS Drama department.

Courses â– Farragut Christian Church, 138 Admiral Road, will host a four-part series on caring for the elderly 6:30 p.m. each Thursday evening in April. Everyone is invited.

Men’s groups ■Concord Woodcarvers will meet the first and third Friday mornings of each month at Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive. Info: www. ■ Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 Northshore Drive, will host “The Brotherhood of St. Andrew�

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IB students look toward new challenges, opportunities By Betty Bean Eli Fredrick is very interested in food. Cooking, particularly, and it’s something he thinks he might like to go abroad and study one day. Madeline Stinnett is interested in genetics, biology and art history. She’s not

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A ‘Safe Place’ workshop There will be a “Safe Place” workshop 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Oak Ridge Civic Center, 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Anyone concerned about the safety of children is invited. There will be light refreshments, lunch and door prizes. All participants will receive a certificate of completion for three hours of training. Cost is $20. Info: 230-8600 or visit

sure how all that fits together yet, but she’s leaving her future options open. Madeline and Eli are two of the 60 West High School sophomores who have been accepted into Knox County’s first International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, which will open this fall. “I thought it would be a really good academic program that would help me advance more and be better prepared for college,” Madeline said. “When I first heard about it, I was very hesitant,” said Eli. “Then I decided to just do a couple of certificate classes and that just evolved into doing the whole diploma class. I knew that’s really going to help me with getting into colleges and stuff.”

SCHOOL HAPPENINGS ■ Bearden Middle School’s 5th grade will have parent night 6:30 to 7:30 Tuesday, April 12. Info: 539-7839. ■ The TCAP testing window will be Monday through Friday, April 11-15, and Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19. ■ West Hills Elementary’s PTA will host its Spring Fest 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 15. Everyone is invited. ■ The Green Club of Bearden Middle School will meet 3:45 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in room 211. ■ Sequoyah Elementary School’s PTA will meet 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the library. ■ West View Elementary School will have its Spring

Madeline Stinnett and Eli Fredrick will be members of West High School’s first class of International Baccalaureate students. Photo by B. Bean The IB program prepares juniors and seniors – like Eli and Madeline will be next year – for university studies and international competition. Participating students are required to complete six courses in languages, social studies, the experimental sciences, mathematics and the theory of knowledge with an option to take an arts course. IB students also do extensive community service and write an extended essay on a subject they have researched. Carnival 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. Volunteers are needed to help out. Everyone is invited.

COMMUNITY CLUBS ■ The Harvey Broome Group/ Sierra Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike. Guest speaker Lynne McCoy, wildlife rehabilitator, will be bringing animal ambassadors. ■ The Poetry Quintessence Society will host a discussion with widely published, award-winning poet John C. Mannone 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Bearden Library, 100 Golf Road. Everyone is invited. Info: www. poetryquintessencesociety.




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The application process involved getting faculty recommendations, writing a two-paragraph paper explaining why they wanted to apply and interviewing with a faculty panel. “The main question was ‘Why do you want to be in this program?’ ” Eli said. “That evolved into ‘How can this help you in the future?’ and that evolved into ‘Are you ready for IB? What are your weaknesses, what are your goals?’ ” Both he and Madeline were pretty confident that they would be accepted. “I was expecting to get in. I won’t lie about it,” Eli said. Both Madeline’s parents, David and Cecilia Stinnett, and Eli’s, Russell Fredrick and Beth Ponder, participated in the application process as well. Each set of parents had to write a twoparagraph essay on their anticipated support of their IB student. “They are very excited and said they will stand behind me,” Eli said. Both Madeline and Eli know that this new challenge will add to their workloads, but they believe it will be worth it. third Monday of each month at Shoney’s on Lovell Road. ■ Families Anonymous will meet each Tuesday from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Peninsula Lighthouse building 2, 6800 Baum Drive. Info: Barbara, 696-6606.

Mini-clinic at Kerbela Temple A mini-clinic will be held at the Kerbela Temple, 315 Mimosa Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, to identify children who can benefit from expert orthopaedic and burn care provided at Shriners hospitals. Parents are encouraged to bring children under 18 who have problems of the bones, joints or muscles; or any problems associated with healed burns; to the clinic. Info: 573-1901.

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Bearden club plans Goat Walk By Wendy Smith Bearden High School’s Make a Change Club has only been in existence for a year, but it’s already had an impact on the school. Now the students are aiming to change lives in other countries.

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The club is in the process of planning what they call a Goat Walk. The goal of the walk is to raise funds for Heifer International, a nonprofit that provides livestock, seeds and training to families struggling with hunger and poverty around the world. Shelby Cobra replica car Knoxville Catholic High School’s car Having livestock allows people to have better nutrition and the opportunity to make money by selling milk, eggs and the offspring of the animals. Participants in the Heifer program are also expected to give at least one offspring to a neighbor who is in need. The students are still working out the details of the walk, like how they will raise money to get T-shirts made and where and how long participants will walk. But they have set a tentative date of April 30. The club would love to have participants from the community as well as students, says co-president Cassie Little. Little and co-president Madison Jenkins formed the club last year to give Bearden students another avenue for service, and they are still recruiting new members. Previous projects include last year’s campaign Future Bearden Elementary School student Evans Kirby at- to alleviate the “R-word” tends Kindergarten Roundup with her mom, Amy Kirby. Photos (retarded) from the student body’s vocabulary. Memby L. Furtner bers handed out bracelets to students who signed a

Next stop: kindergarten Bearden Elementary PTA member and mother of three Amy Kirby had a sad, sweet day taking her youngest daughter Evans to Kindergarten Roundup on April 5.

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“We celebrated with a picnic at the duck pond,” said Kirby. Afterwards, not only did Kirby attend the event, she managed a lemonade and cookie stand as well. Then they filled out paperwork where Evans met principal Susan Dunlap. Evans explored teacher Holly Wells’ classroom, making a new friend right away, Susanna Stair. The two played with stuffed animals and crawled into the pop-up igloo together. Then Evans checked out the YMCA afterschool room. Kirby said her other daughters had wanted to go, but since all three will be at the same school and Evans will be getting out earlier than her sisters, Kirby is considering letting Evans go. While Kirby said she will enjoy having all three children at one school, she said it will be sad in some ways. She remembers when her first daughter started kindergarten, Evans was just an infant. “It goes by so fast,” said Kirby.

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Cardiac rehab at Fort Sanders gets woman back on the dance floor If you see 79-year-old Jin Gaston in Gaston then entered the Cardiac Rehabilia South Knoxville supermarket speedtation program at Fort Sanders to regain ing along with a buggy, she may be doing her strength. more than grocery store shopping. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started therapy there three days a â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I walk, I get a buggy and go up week,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At first, I was using a and down the aisles as fast as I can go,â&#x20AC;? walker.â&#x20AC;? Now, Gaston and husband Jack she explains with a laugh. Gaston reguare back to their ballroom dancing events larly exercises her heart since undergoat the Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Senior Center twice a ing quintuple bypass surgery last August week, enjoying the fox trot, waltz, rumba, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. cha-cha and swing. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working to prevent a heart attack. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is fun and really good exercise,â&#x20AC;? she â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not an outside person, so I walk smiles. Gaston, who taught the classes bewith the buggy,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You just go up fore her heart surgery, plans to return to down the aisles. Now if somebodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in a teaching eventually. certain aisle, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go to the next one.â&#x20AC;? Heart rehab patients at Fort Sanders Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only one hazard to buggy walkCardiac Rehabilitation program attend ing, Gaston admits: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of course we buy workout sessions three days a week and things we really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need.â&#x20AC;? lectures on two of those days. NutritionBefore coming up with her walking rouists, exercise therapists and nurses instruct tine, Gaston attended Fort Sanders Cardiac patients on the importance of a healthy Rehabilitation Outpatient Program for 12 diet, how to manage pain and what kind weeks after her surgery. The program inof exercises will strengthen the heart. structors taught her the importance of exerâ&#x20AC;&#x153;The therapists are so attentive,â&#x20AC;? says cising to recover from the heart surgery that Gaston. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They make sure that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re OK likely saved her life. during the time youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re there, with a heart â&#x20AC;&#x153;My doctors say I was a walking heart monitor while you exercise. It really makes time bomb,â&#x20AC;? she explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didn`t even you feel good to get therapy.â&#x20AC;? know that I had a heart problem. But I Gaston says she and her husband are didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel good all summer, and then last July I had a tightness in my chest and pain continuing the diet tips they learned at in my shoulder.â&#x20AC;? Fort Sanders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lost at least 35 pounds, but I am not as strict on my diet as I When she experienced the tightness should be, of course,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do eat in her chest, her husband, Jack Gaston, some sweets from time to time.â&#x20AC;? took her to the Emergency Department at Fort Sanders Regional. Physicians at Fort Gaston recommends the Fort Sanders Sanders used a heart catheter procedure Cardiac Rehabilitation Center to anyone to diagnose five near-blockages in her who needs help recovering from surgery heart. She was scheduled right away for or a heart attack. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had excellent care,â&#x20AC;? emergency bypass surgery. she smiles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I highly recommended it. The While heart disease runs in her famgood Lord has blessed me. I would just say ily, Gaston says she had not had other anybody that has heart problems or sursymptoms beforehand. It took about nine Jin Gaston didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let heart surgery dim her twinkle toes. She and husband Jack are ballroom gery, they really need to go to Fort Sandweeks for her to recover from the surgery. dancing again each week at Knoxvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Senior Center. ers Rehab. They are just wonderful.â&#x20AC;?

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After heart attack, heart surgery or angioplasty, cardiac patients at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center are referred to its Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program. The three-month program involves exercise sessions and health classes to establish lifestyle changes that help reduce the patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s risk of further heart disease. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cardiac Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary treatment plan which involves medication, nursing, exercise physiology, nutrition and psychology. Lifestyle changes are difficult, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to provide people support so they can change,â&#x20AC;? explains Cardiac Rehab nurse case manager Brenda Leuthold. Patients exercise three times each week while

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Critter Tales much for them to bare if it is unhappy in the trap until I take it to the veterinarian. When performing what you think is a “humane” act for an animal or another person, please ask yourself if what you’re doing is really best for the being’s quality of life, or if it’s an act of instant gratification on your part. If you know someone feeding feral colonies around the Lovell Road area, let them know that if they would like to give me a call, I will be happy to talk to them about this situation.

AARP driver safety class For registration info about this and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Barbara Manis, 922-5648. ■ Thursday and Friday, April 14-15, noon to 4 p.m., Halls Senior Center, 4410 Crippen Road. ■ Thursday and Friday, April 14-15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cora Veal Senior Center, 144 College St., Madisonville. ■ Wednesday and Thursday, April 20-21, noon to 4 p.m., Cheyenne Conference Room, 944 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. ■ Wednesday, April 20, 1-5 p.m., and Thursday, April 21, noon to 4 p.m., Jefferson City Senior Center, 807 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson City. ■ Tuesday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday, April 27, 1-5 p.m. Buckingham Clubhouse, 7303 Manderly Way. ■ Wednesday, April 27, and Friday, April 29, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Morristown Senior Center, 841 Lincoln Ave., Morristown. ■ Thursday and Friday, April 28-29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Everett Senior Center, 702 Burchfield Drive, Maryville.

Young-Williams Animal Center team member Cindy enjoys a few moments with Huxtable, a 2-year-old male shepherd mix dog. This boy loves toys so much he can often be found with a stuffed bear in his mouth. He enjoys spending time with other dogs, has nice leash manners and prefers to potty outside. He is available for adoption at the main center, 3201 Division St., where operating hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. The adoption center at Young-Williams Animal Village, 6400 Kingston Pike, is open noon to 6 p.m. daily. See all of the center’s adoptable animals at www.

Senior co-ed softball league The Senior Co-Ed Softball League will start its fourth season 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Knoxville Caswell Park, 620 Winona St. There is no fee to play. The league is open to women 55 and older and men 60 and older of all skill levels. Walk-ons are welcome. Info: 4292044, 675-3296, 621-3096 or www.knoxseniorsoftball. com.

Children’s Hospital names new VP of development and community services Carlton Moxley Long has been named vice president of Development and Community Services for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. The newly created position will focus increasing attention on philanthropy, community relations, marketing and volunteer services. Long will begin in the new position in late May. Long comes to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital from Mercy Health Partners, where she has been regional vice president of philanthropy since 2008.

Meet Tucker

Workshop at ETTAC Danita Ludzadder from DynaVox communication devices will conduct an introductory workshop 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at East Tennessee Technology Access Center, 116 Childress St. DynaVox sells augmentative communication devices for people with disabilities who are unable to speak. Admission is free although reservations are required. RSVP: 219-0130.


A very special dog Are you the right home for Tucker? Tucker, is a special needs boy who was paralyzed due to a gun shot in Sept. 2009. Although we do not know many circumstances surrounding this horrific event, we do know that his previous owner left him in their carport to die. It has been determined by the University of Tennessee Vet School and AMCLC that both back legs are paralyzed and that he is incontinent. Tucker does not know he is a “disabled dog”. He is a happy dog. He gets around with his wheels quite well, he even chases balls, squirrels and deer. Please refer to the Adoption page for more information on Tucker, or any of our other available Goldens. If you are not able to adopt one of these deserving goldens at this time, you can still help to ensure they get all the care they need by making a donation to TVGRR using either Paypal on our web site or by sending a check made out to TVGRR, P.O. Box 32973, Knoxville, TN 37930. Please visit Follow us on Twitter at @TVGRR_goldens or find us on Facebook at

The Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (TVGRR) Space donated by Shopper-News.

■ “Balancing Hormones Naturally: A Holistic Approach to Women’s Hormone-Related Health Concerns,” 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, West Knoxville Library, 100 Golf Park Road. RSVP: 659-2733. Sponsored by The Foundation for Wellness Professionals. ■ Culinary workshop, a halfday instructional program about cooking tasty and healthy meals, will be held 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at UT Medical Center. WVLT-TV’s Chef Walter Lambert will host the workshop presented by the medical center’s Healthy Living Kitchen, which is sponsored by Food City. Tickets are $40 and reservations are required. Info: 305-6970. ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee (formerly the Wellness Community), 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or www.



Daniel will be 3 years old at the end of this month. That number means a lot of things. It’s the supposed end of the Terrible Twos. It’s two more years before he can go to kindergarten. It also means that I’ve got a party to plan and three weeks to plan it. We’re taking the plunge this year and inviting Daniel’s preschool class, not just family and his buddy Tony. Perhaps 12 preschoolers with parents, and I’m hosting them all. I’m trying not to panic. “We need to decide where to have this party,” I said to my husband. “We’re not going to just have it here?” he asked. “Twelve preschoolers in our house?” I replied. While our house is the largest place I’ve lived that wasn’t my parents’ house, it’s not exactly Buckingham Palace. I priced bounce houses and places that specialize in birthday parties. At $120 just for the venue, I think we’ll wait until age 5 or beyond for those. We decided on a local park with a $30 fee for the pavilion. Now for the fun part: quizzing the birthday boy. “Daniel, your birthday is coming up soon. What kind of party do you want?” “Mickey Mouse!” “And what do you want to eat for your birthday?”

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moms101 “Cake!” Well, that’s settled. The coaching has started, too. Daniel can say “Three years old,” and hold up some combination of fingers ranging from two to four. Invitations, decorations, RSVP’s and party favors are all going to be new territory for me. Food should be easy if I can just keep my husband, who secretly desires to be a chef, from turning a fruit tray and a bowl of chips into a huge production. I can’t wait to see how Daniel reacts to his birthday party. This will be the first year that he may have an inkling about his guestof-honor status. I hope it doesn’t freak him out. I hope he can just relax and have a good time. Regardless, after the shindig ends and the kiddo’s in bed, I plan to celebrate with a glass of wine. Here’s to Daniel for being the coolest kid ever, here’s to my husband for putting up with both of us, and here’s to me for at least trying to be a good mom. Contact Shannon Carey at shannon@

Virtual ‘Fans’ helps cancer patients The University of Tennessee Medical Center has announced the arrival of Fans of Hope, a first-of-its-kind virtual experience allowing participants to go online, make a donation and create their own avatar (personalized graphic or image that represents the participant) to join friends and celebrities in the battle against cancer. The goal of the virtual experience is to fill the seats at the virtual Thompson-Boling Arena. Every donation made to Fans of Hope and every virtual seat filled through the program benefits cancer patients and helps advance cancer care at the UT Medical Center Cancer Institute. Info:

Last chance for free tax assistance The government’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) will be at Goodwill’s main location, 5307 Kingston Pike, to provide free tax assistance 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday until Monday, April 18. The program staffs certified volunteers who offer free tax help to low-to moderate-income families and households who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Info: ■ Chronic Pain and Depression support group meets noon to 1:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at Faith Promise Church off Pellissippi Parkway. Info: Paula, 945-3810, or 748-1407. ■ Fibromyalgia screenings are held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Fibromyaligia Clinic located at Total Rehab Physical Therapy. Also support group meetings and several classes are held on the third Wednesday of each month. No charge. Info: 548-1086. ■ Grief support groups at Fort Sanders Sevier Hospital at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Home Care Knoxville office and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month 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. the third Monday every month at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 218-7081. ■ Stop Smoking: 215-QUIT (7848) is a program of the

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Knox County Health Department. The hotline is answered 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. ■ Support group meeting for family members or caregivers of an adult with a mental illness is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Cherokee Health Systems, 2018 Western Avenue. Info: Rebecca Gill, 602-7807 or ■ 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: 544-6277 or 544-6279. ■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support, for any adult who is suffering loss, meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or to reserve a spot: 544-6277. ■ YWCA Club W, 420 W. Clinch Ave., offers a hula hooping class 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, and a belly dancing class 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Info: 523-6126 or visit

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■ Stephen Bennett: Fingerstyle Guitar, Saturday, April 16.

Swing dance

■ Last Friday Art Walk , 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, free admission.

■ Carolyn Holden will give swing dance lessons 2-3 p.m. each Friday throughout April at the Frank R. Strang Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road. Admission is $5 per person, per class. Info: 670-6693.

Palace Theater ■ The Palace Theater, 113 West Broadway in Maryville, will present the following performances beginning at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted and all tickets are $13 ($15 at the door) unless otherwise noted:

■ The film “San Francisco”, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Tickets are $6.

Writing workshop ■ Award-winning playwright Lisa Soland will teach an eight-week playwright workshop each Tuesday evening through April 26 at Pellissippi State Community College in Hardin Valley. Info: www.lisasoland. com, 818-973-2262 or email

Rotary to co-host fundraiser The Knoxville Breakfast Rotary Club and Beaman Imports will present a concert fundraiser 7 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the historic Bijou Theatre. Proceeds will benefit The Joy of Music School and other local charities. Headlining the concert will be Knoxville’s own, 15-year-old country music artist Logan Murrell who is currently working on a CD with producer Jay Demarcus of Rascal Flatts. General admission tickets are $35, and premium tickets are $100 and include reserved seating, a signed poster and a private, post-concert party. Tickets: www. or

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Spring break in Belize

Lincoln Memorial University sent a teaching team to Belize during spring break. Two faculty members and a graduate chaperone joined seven students to teach lessons to elementary and middle students in San Miguel, Toledo District. Pictured with local students are: (back) LMU students Kelly Scharff billig, Sonia Sayani, biology instructor Jessica Evans, assistant professor of art Elissa Graff, LMU students Rhoni Daikoff, Abby Amix, Whitney Gibson, Natalie Campbell, chaperone Micah Davis, LMU student Brandon Cross, and Apolinaro Ical, first year teacher of Standard 1 class, San Miguel Toledo District. Photo submitted

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DAV Chapter 24 has FREE RENTAL OF POWER WHEEL CHAIRS available for any area disabled veteran or members of their immediate family. Manually operated wheel chairs also available. Call 690-7690 for information.

By Owner, 5+ Acres, part open, part wooded, surveyed, on private country road, excellent home or cabin site, appx. 1 hr. west of Knoxville, $17,900. Owner Financ.


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Greywood Crossing nice 2 level townhouse in beautiful nghbrhd. 2 br, 2 1/2 ba, frpl, 2 decks, W/D incl, $895 + dep. 202-237-6126 ***Web ID# 760549***

wall shelving. Buy all or part. 250-7303.

wks. S&W, ch. bld. $1,200. 423-314-5731 ***Web ID# 765210***

GERMAN Shepherd Puppies, AKC, older male & female. 865-856-6548

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can be found at the Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) Expo, Sat., April 16, 2011 at Rothchild Catering, 8807 Kingston Pike, from 11 am - 5pm. For more information NEW CONDO call 865-368-1095 or WEST KNOXVILLE 5825 Metropolitan Way Free Admission 2 BR , 2 B A , 1 2 0 4 s f , and Parking 2 car garage, $850/mo. 1 yr lease. NO PETS. Call Gary 865-548-1010

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GERMAN SHEPHERD puppies, AKC, parents on site, sable, $400 ea. 865-406-8713 KNX757032


Many colors Call 423-215-9194 ***Web ID# 764139*** Golden Retriever Puppies. American & English. Champion lines. $800. 336-376-5200 ***Web ID# 762761***

WEST, 3BR 3BA, Golden Retriever 2 car garage, 2100 SF. 9X7 WALK in cooler pups, AKC, 1st shot, $1150 per month. parents on site, $250. (the cave) $850. 8' Call 865-567-0390. beer box $200. Used 865-922-2324; 865-661-2324 shelving 865-933-6952 ***Web ID# 763269***

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STORE FIXTURES, Golden Retriever pups, showcases, gondolas, Ready. AKC, OFA, wall shelving. Buy champ. lines, S&W MIDDLEBROOK INN all or part. 865-250-7303 $600. 865-228-1270  Nicest Economical ***Web ID# 765636*** Motel in West Knox!  HBO, ESPN, Lg. Rms Dogs 141 LAB PUP, AKC, ylw,  1 Night $21.90 + tax male, s/w, vet ck,  Week $104.50 + tax chip $250 865-405-4454 American Bulldogs,  Exc. Area on Bus Line dual champion sired, ***Web ID# 763369*** 588-1982 2 Males, $450. POP. 865-465-3606 PUP***Web ID# 763971*** MASTADOR PIES, 7 wks old. Manf’d Homes - Rent 86 AMERICAN PIT Bull Females, spayed, puppies, 9 wks. old, shots up-to-date. 3BR, 2BA Single Wide NKC & CKC reg. 1st $200/ea. 742-1982 $698 a month. & 2nd vaccination, Karns Area. PEMBROKE WELSH parents on premises, Call 865-250-4205 CORGIS, ready for $250. Call after 1pm, 865-696-4238. pickup. $525. 865435-2649, 865-244-9402 Trucking Opportunities 106 ***Web ID# 763042*** ***Web ID# 763028***


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Fountain Gate S/D, lot #6 (large), 4904 High Grove Ln $50k. NEAR I-75 Ftn. City/ Inskip, modern 2 865-688-3163 aft 6 pm BR, W/D conn., no ***Web ID# 765179*** pets $495, 2 yr lse, cr ck, 865-522-4133

Farms & Land


FSBO FARM, 25 ac prime farm land, house, $375,000. Barns, ponds, Kingston. More acreage avail. 865-314-1964 ***Web ID# 764398***

Acreage- Tracts 46 Beautiful & Private, Halls, 7.51 Acres, 5 ac fenced, new 768 sf guest house, 1 1/2 ba, laundry rm, hdwd flrs, full kit, walk in closet, open flr plan, foundation to main house ready to frame out. Most of property level. Year round spring house, creek, grt views, must see to appreciate. 5505 Salem Church Rd. Asking $179,000. Call 865-922-3436 ***Web ID# 765874***

WEST - FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD 2BR, 1.5BA, laundry rm, new carpet, lg bkyd, 1 yr lease, small pets welcome $695 mo $250 dam. dep. 216-5736 or 694-8414

Houses - Unfurnished 74 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA, FP, deck, 2 car gar., fenced yard, Cedar Bluff $1500/mo. No cats. 865-966-6770 ***Web ID# 757571*** EAST. 5 BR, 1 1/2 BA, cent H&A, fenced yard, W&D hookup. Refs. 865-680-2926 FARRAGUT. Lrg 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 car gar, Jacuzzi tub, FP, $1900 mo+dep. 865-310-3188 ***Web ID# 762046***

FARRAGUT Sheffield SD, exec. new ranch style home, 3500 SF, hdwd flrs, 5 BR, 3 1/2 BA, 3 car gar., no HOUSE & 100 acres, smoking, no pets Sunbright, TN, will please. $2200/mo. + divide. Call for info dep. 865-691-0945 423-539-2991. ***Web ID# 758046***

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Artsclamation! to celebrate 10th anniversary Now seeking artists for November fine art sale Are you an artist looking for the perfect venue to sell your work and support a worthwhile cause? Apply to be a part of the 10th annual Artsclamation! ďŹ ne art sale to beneďŹ t the behavioral health services of Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center. Approximately 30 artists, including painters, photographers, jewelers, fiber artists and sculptors, participate in each yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show. A percentage of each artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales is donated to Peninsula. Artists interested in participating in Artsclamation! should contact Gina Williams, event director, at, or by phone at 865-531-5210. The Artsclamation! leadership committee will review submissions and selected artists will be notiďŹ ed in May. The 10th annual Artsclamation! ďŹ ne art sale will be held Nov. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5, 2011.

Artsclamation! 2011 Committee

Save the date

Artsclamation! will be held Nov. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5, 2011. For more information, call the Fort Sanders Foundation at 531-5210.

STAFF Kim Nicley Roger Ricker Laura Wallace Gina Williams

Leigh Bailey, chair Laura Barron Mike C. Berry Mary Ellen Brewington Judy Buscetta Cindy Day Ginny Dice Jeannie Dulaney Lori Johnson Karen Lassiter Carolyn Mullins Carol Parnell David Swanagin

Art classes for patients at Peninsula Recovery Education Center

What artists say about the show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artsclamation! artists and artisans are top notch. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great show because the staff does a lot of work on the promotional end to make sure there will be as many people as possible to come see our work. Volunteers help me unload and set up, which is fantastic since often Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m exhausted and by myself. Everyone is so nice and friendly, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been to plenty of shows where that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the case.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cindy Day â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Artsclamation! event is leaps and bounds ahead of any other art exhibit fundraiser I know of. I have participated in Artsclamation! every year since its beginning and the event is a success every year, not only educating people about Peninsulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behavioral health services, but connecting the public to local and regional artists.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mike C. Berry â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love the th h show for a number of reasons. reaso o Show organizers do a gr great r deal of advertising and th that h accounts for a lot of trafďŹ c. trafďŹ c c The Artsclamation! booth h fee is very fair. Staff and volunteers are great, too! The food is good, the set up up is good, the lighting is good go o ... I really look forward forw w to it each year.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x201C; David Swanagin â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ccause behind the show is a big g motivation to make the trip trip. p For me, it is a big advantage advanta a to have lights provided d since I am usually under a ti time i crunch coming from out of town. A little bit of glamour att opening night brings in buyers an and that is great. I am thrilled to b be included in the show.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Leila Platt

For more information about art classses and/or the Recovery Education Center classes, call Peninsula at 865-970-9800, or log on to REC studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; art will be available for sale at Artsclamation! 2011.

Patients at Peninsulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Recovery Education Center (REC) can choose from several recovery classes including art classes which teach painting or drawing and paint shop on the computer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our patients have a wide variety of mental health issues which may include chemical dependency, major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and/or borderline personality disorder,â&#x20AC;? said Mary Nelle Osborne, a certiďŹ ed art therapist and Manager of Recovery Services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art provides an outlet to explore healthy interests, gifts and talents that a person with a diagnosis of mental illness or chemical dependency may not have used for years.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Healthy occupations are news to people who have lived for years with unhealthy addictions or people who have lived in social isolation because of mental illness,â&#x20AC;? Osborne explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We expose individuals to productive ways to express their feelings and experiences using art which is much more powerful than words. For some of our students, art is simply a joyful distraction and that is also healing.â&#x20AC;?

About art therapy

Art therapy is an established mental health profession that uses the creative process of art to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight. Art therapy integrates the fields of human development, visual art (drawing, painting, sculpture and other art forms), and the creative process with models of counseling and psychotherapy. Art therapy is used with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, groups and families to assess and treat the following: anxiety, depression and other mental and emotional problems and disorders; mental illness; substance abuse and other addictions; family and relationship issues; abuse and domestic violence; social and emotional difficulties

related to disability and illness; trauma and loss; physical, cognitive and neurological problems; and psychosocial difficulties related to medical illness. Art therapy programs are found in a number of settings, including hospitals, clinics, public and community agencies, wellness centers, educational institutions, businesses and private practices. Art therapists are masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s level professionals who hold a degree in art therapy or a related field. Educational requirements include: theories of art therapy, counseling and psychotherapy; ethics and standards of practice; assessment and evaluation; individual, group and family techniques; human and creative development; multicultural issues; research methods; and practicum experiences in clinical, community and/or other settings. Art therapists are skilled in the application of a variety of art modalities (drawing, painting, sculpture and other media) for assessment and treatment. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Source: The American Art Therapy Association

â&#x20AC;˘ Medication management Peninsula Outpatient Centers is a family of Joint â&#x20AC;˘ Alcohol and drug treatment Commission-accredited facilities providing a complete â&#x20AC;˘ Assessment and referral services range of mental health and drug/alcohol treatment programs. As East Tennesseeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behavioral health leader,


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Landmark Bearden building is resurrected orful samples. The entire area is flooded with light. Richesin’s office itself would be the envy of anyone. It is nestled into the easternmost curve of the building and is surrounded by walls of windows offering spectacular views of Kingston Pike activity. A flight of stairs carpeted in a cheerful leopard print and overhung with a bright and fanciful chandelier lead up to the second floor, appropriately named “Upstairs at Todd Richesin Interiors.” This is the retail area of the facility and it is filled with the kinds of objects that have brought Richesin huge national recognition for his interior design work. Both Traditional Home and House Beautiful magazines have named him among the country’s top 20 leading young designers, and additionally, last year the publications featured two of the homes he has decorated. Upstairs features the sorts of decorative items Richesin and partner Bobby Brown use in their West Knox County home. They describe their own personal taste as “whimsical and colorful.” There are great gift items, several lines of candles, antique and new furniture and art, old and new accessories, mirrors, pillows and every sort of decorative item imaginable. “We have things here that are very good value but give you the look you see in the magazines,” Richesin says, To page C-4

By Anne Hart

Fly Boy at NHC We welcome a new Strategic Partner this week. NHC Farragut offers an array of activities in a caring atmosphere for seniors. We plan to get their stories, and this week Sandra Clark interviewed Don McGee, a fighter pilot from World War II. See Page 3

Achoo! Modern’s Millie is back with a zany take on spring and sure-fire relief from your allergies. See Page 5

The Gathering at Franklin Square Meet your friends at The Gathering, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at The Chop House in Franklin Square. Hosted by Lynn Duncan and Shopper-News with special guests from the Knox County Council of Garden Clubs and the Strang Senior Center watercolorists.

The iconic, almost triangular-shaped building at the intersection of Lyons View Pike and Old Kingston Pike, which spent many years as a Gulf Gas station but has stood vacant for quite a while, has been brought back to life and will soon house the new offices and retail shop of Todd Richesin Interiors. Built in the 1930s out of brick, at some point in its history the structure was covered with sheets of porcelain, many of which had cracked and fallen off over time as years of neglect took a toll. Now new gleaming white porcelain covers the structure, Todd Richesin Interiors logos have been painted on it, new pavement has been poured for parking upstairs off Lyons View Pike and downstairs off Old Kingston Pike, attractive landscaping has been installed, the interior has been completely refurbished, and a grand opening is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 22, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 23. While the restoration of the outside of the building is stunning, the inside is simply gorgeous. The first floor, which opens off Old Kingston Pike, has offices for Richesin and his staff and ample space for the design studio with work tables, comfortable seating and walls laden with col-

Todd Richesin and Bobby Brown in their new shop, a sister store to their Bobby Todd Antiques store in Sweetwater.

Food City: Bigger than you think The company employs 13,000 full- and part-time Food City officials hosted people with members of the media for an annual lunch last week to thank payroll of everyone for their support $215 milof Food City’s various comlion. munity initiatives. Although President/CEO Steve folks still Smith (who plays a cute need to eat, stockperson on TV ads) the econompresented a snapshot of his ic slowdown company. It was perfect Steve Smith has affected timing as the reporters were certainly thinking about Food City. The company opened 12 new stores in food. Food City, a regional 2008, five in 2009 and just chain in Tennessee, Virginia two in 2010. Smith said and Kentucky, posts annual Food City expanded and resales just under $2 billion, modeled existing stores inSmith said. The company’s stead and plans to open six 105 stores contain 4 million new stores this year. The new Morristown square feet of merchandising space and its distribu- store is a prototype of ention center adds another 1.2 ergy efficiency (57 skylights million, making Food City a and off-hours dimmers) and innovations huge consumer of electricity. construction

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such as a polished concrete floor rather than tile. Smith called technology an “enabler” that allows Food City to get merchandise on store shelves within 48 hours of receiving it. “We take in produce from five continents; if we don’t sell it we smell it.” Food City also buys locally, resulting in fresher, tastier produce and economic development as farmers transition away from tobacco production. Smith talked about Food City’s health initiatives, both for employees and customers. He said nutrition labeling system NuVal developer, Dr. David Katz of Yale, will speak in Knoxville on Tuesday, April 26. Community initiatives include Race Night, a hands-

on NASCAR experience, and support of the Food City 500 at Bristol Speedway; Race Against Hunger, which enables customers to support local food pantries; and Apples for Students, which has put $13.1 million into local schools for technology. Most recently, Food City cut 10,000 prices, shaving their margin and asking vendors to as well. “Our customers needed a break. I believe when you help people when they need it, they will remember,” Smith said. Challenges? “We need to get people back to work,” Smith said. “We’re seeing some inflation on commodities (milk, meat, etc.).” “We hope to get wine in grocery stores this year. The

odds are 50/50. Legislators are caught between two strong competing groups (grocery stores versus liquor wholesalers and package store owners).” Smith lives on the Tennessee-Virginia line and understands the politics of both states. Virginia allows wine sales in grocery stores and also has a lower sales tax. Retailers in border cities (Bristol, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Memphis) lose sales across state lines, hurting Tennessee businesses and reducing the state’s overall sales tax revenue. Ending on a joke, Smith said Food City entered the Knoxville market 20 years ago when “we bought Emerson Breeding (from White Stores) and they threw in the stores.”

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Spring surge fuels March market The onset of spring brought good news to the local real estate market as property sales jumped 42 percent during the month of March. For the month that ended on Thursday, March 31, the Register of Deeds office recorded 649 property transfers. The cumulative value of property sold during the month was about $142 million.


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Flying and felling

Will Rymar and Bud Watts head out to make some quotes on tree-cutting services after a hot breakfast. Watts, a family friend of Barbara Pelot, center, is a pilot for Fed-Ex. He operates a tree-cutting business between flights, and when a job is too large for his comfort, he calls in Rymar, owner of Treework Unlimited. Business has been brisk this spring, they say. Photos by Wendy Smith

Sherry Witt Register of Deeds

realestatereport This was an increase of 193 land transfers over those processed in February, and also outpaced the sales of March 2010 by some $15 million. It is not historically unusual for real estate activity to experience a bump as winter gives way to warmer weather, but a surge such as this one is notable in a market that has seen a very slow couple of years. The amount of money loaned against property also went up in March to nearly $263 million, compared to $200 million in February. Although mortgage rates have rebounded somewhat from their historic lows last fall, the market is still favorable to those with enough equity to borrow. The largest transfer of the month was the sale of the downtown Hilton Hotel property on Church Avenue. The complex sold for $19.4 million. It was the only notable commercial sale of the month of more than $3 million. For the calendar year 2010, the total value of property transferred in Knox County was approximately $1.52 billion. This was a decrease from 2009, during which $1.68 billion worth of real property changed hands.

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Getting ready for Symphony League Show House

Knoxville Symphony League Show House treasurer Carlene Welch, right, drops by Long’s Drug Store to take care of some last-minute business with room sponsorship co-chair Barbara Pelot. The 2011 Show House is at 12313 Mallard Bay Drive, and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays through April 24. Long’s owner Hank Peck greets his customers before heading back to the pharmacy.

Pancakes make everyone friendly

Jo and Rusty Sherwood enjoy pancakes at Long’s in the midst of their errands. The couple lived in Africa for 19 years before settling down in West Knoxville. They attend West Park Baptist Church, where Rusty claims he is a “shy extrovert.” We are skeptical of the “shy” part.

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First Tenn hires Tom Owens

Johnny Miller, vice president and general First Tennessee has hired Thomas C. manager of the Gerdau Ameristeel steel mill “Tom” Owens as senior vice president in Knoxville, has presented and commercial real a $5,000 donation to Elaine estate market manager in Streno, executive director of East Tennessee. Second Harvest Food Bank, Owens was with Sunin support of the food bank’s Trust Bank for 17 years “Space to Erase Hunger” and previously worked fundraising campaign. with Georgia Federal Money raised through Bank in Augusta, Ga. the campaign will help He is a graduate of The Second Harvest purchase Citadel in Charleston, S. Tom Owens Johnny Miller and turn an Alcoa building C., with a bachelor’s in into the food bank’s new location. business administration.

Trunk show at Coachman Coachman Clothiers, located in Historic Franklin Square, will be hosting “Horses & Haberdashery,” a threeday trunk show, beginning Thursday, April 14, through Saturday, April 16, featuring Southern Proper, Coast Apparel and Turtleson Flops. Guests will be Southern Proper co-founder Emmie Howard and Ansley Kuhlke on Thursday and Ruth Cook, the UT Belle on campus, both Friday and Saturday. Matt Pierce, the UT Coast Collegiate rep, will also be on Shopper hand Friday and Saturday. SPot Coachman Clothiers will have available the limited edition Southern Proper Horses & Haberdashery event Tshirt and giveaways including cups while supplies last.

Todd Richesin Interiors and Brown adds, “Upstairs is really an extension of the way we live, just like our store in Sweetwater. Both are small boutiques where you can feel like you are on a treasure hunt. It’s an intimate shopping experience.” The Sweetwater store the two own is Bobby Todd Antiques. Located in the historic downtown district, it has become a mecca for shoppers from near and far. The addi-

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tion of the Knoxville facility, “gives us additional visibility for our retail lines,” Richesin says. “We feel the two stores will complement each other.” The websites for the busi- ■ Ambassador meeting, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, nesses are www.bobbytodd 241 Brooklawn St. and www.todd They ■ Networking, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, Slamdot, are also on Facebook, where 108 S. Gay St. announcements are made of new arrivals, special promo- ■ Ribbon Cutting, 4 to 4:30 tions and upcoming events. p.m. Tuesday, April 19,

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Matthew McClellan, right, of Bearden’s M.S .McClellan clothing store, was host to Ben Richardson, Peter Millar menswear representative, at a recent two-day trunk show. McClellan says the line of sportswear, outerwear and dresswear features classic designs that will never go out of style. Photo by A. Hart

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Kingston Pike. ■ Networking, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 21, Panera Bread, 11361 Parkside Drive. ■ Board of directors meet, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, New Horizons Learning Center, 9115 Cross Park Drive, Suite C 100.

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Fly boy recalls war years

By Sandra Clark

Folks are hopping at NHC Farragut, but none as high as retired Air Force Lt. Col. Don McGee. Not only does he have stories to tell, but a recent book is based loosely on his life as a ďŹ ghter pilot during World War II. Written by C.M. McGee, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Cockpit in New Guineaâ&#x20AC;? traces the escapades of a young man from New York who became a ďŹ&#x201A;y boy. McGee ďŹ&#x201A;ew a P-39 based in New Guinea, and he got the â&#x20AC;&#x153;ďŹ rst kill in the outďŹ t.â&#x20AC;? He says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we ďŹ nally got planes, I just climbed in and tried to stay with it.â&#x20AC;? The book touches on the trials of the soldiers stationed in a part of the world for a part of the war that is sometimes overlooked. The guys on the ground struggled with swamps and bugs and dysentery. But as Don recalls, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It worked out OK.â&#x20AC;? He went on to a career in the Air Force and has lived at NHC for about six months. His apartment is ďŹ lled with memorabilia from his service career. Don has a copy of the book that he might be persuaded to sell, but the easiest way to purchase it is online at or Don talks about the military commandeering a cruise ship to take troops to the Pacific front. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They lined us up on a dock in San Francisco and put us on the boat to Melbourne, Australia. Nobody thought to

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS April activities â&#x2013; Exercise â&#x2013;  Bingo â&#x2013;  Church Service

This P-39 shows the plane that McGee flew in World War II.

â&#x2013; Reading with Patsy â&#x2013;  Crafts â&#x2013;  Bible Study â&#x2013;  Poker â&#x2013;  Happy Hour

Special Guests â&#x2013; Tellico Village Clowns (April 1) â&#x2013;  Virtue Road Presbyterian singers (April 7 & 28)

A portrait of Don and Margaret McGee

Lt. Col. Don McGeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medals and service photo

feed us and we went without food for a day. I was the instigator for getting food. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went down to the galley and they tried to chase me out. I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all starving!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I got food for everyone. Three roasted ducks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After that, the food was pretty good. We ate premi-

um cruise food.â&#x20AC;? Don said he wanted to be a ďŹ&#x201A;y boy since he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;knee high to a grasshopper,â&#x20AC;? but it took a long time to get there. He wrecked two planes but was never injured in combat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We checked out the P-40s. I took one on a cross-run takeoff and went onto my back.

Landed upside down on a rough runway. Gasoline was falling out and I yelled, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Get out of here!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; to the ground crew. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use very good language, but I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want them to be blown up.â&#x20AC;? A New York native, Don got to Knoxville â&#x20AC;&#x153;by a circuitous route,â&#x20AC;? in November 2009.

Soloman puts energy in activities Patsy Soloman has a dream job. As activities director for NHC Farragut, she organizes trips and assorted adventures for residents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tell them, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This is your home; these are your trips.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; We go where they want. I try to do things that make them happy.â&#x20AC;? Soloman came to NHC after a â&#x20AC;&#x153;careerâ&#x20AC;? as a ministerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife. She has lived in Kingston for almost 25 years and recently remarried to Kay D. Lennon, a Carson-Newman graduate who has retired. She graduated from high school in Kingsport and trained as a cosmetologist. Her daughter, Tina Marie, works in a prison ministry in Nashville. She has three boys and lives in Smyrna. Patsyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dad is an NHC resident in Oak Ridge. Patsy says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love people. I love being a servant. I love to listen. And I love to learn.â&#x20AC;? She must also love to work. The activities cal-

â&#x2013; Trips to area businesses

Patsy Soloman endar is packed with events. A sampling: â&#x2013; Happy Hour each Friday with beverages of choice. â&#x2013;  Monday morning shopping excursions (every second Monday is Walmart). â&#x2013;  Kroger shopping each Monday. Wednesday is the day to eat out. Residents choose the place with favorites being Calhounâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Cracker Barrel. Friday afternoons bring another shopping trip,

usually to a department store such as Belk, Dillardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or JCPenney. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We might go to Dollar Tree or Dollar General. Nothing requires you to get off of the bus. The idea is just to get out.â&#x20AC;? Patsy leads exercise ďŹ ve days a week for 45 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I push them,â&#x20AC;? she says. By far the favorite is Bingo, she says. Patsy pays winners a quarter (and no, they do not pay to play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That would be illegal,â&#x20AC;? she says). Residents watch movies, complete with popcorn; they bake fresh cookies and enjoy quilting. Patsy reads aloud. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve almost ďŹ nished eight books (in a series). Then we discuss them.â&#x20AC;? Patsy gets residents talking about their early days. Do they remember canning, making soap? Patsy Soloman works hard, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a job she loves. One could call it a ministry.

He met his wife, Margaret, in second grade. They have four children â&#x20AC;&#x201C; two sons and two daughters â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and ďŹ ve grandchildren. Pictures of his family occupy wall space not devoted to his military career. It was great fun to talk with Don McGee. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to read his book and then visit again.

â&#x2013; Kayla Leko, violinist (April 8) â&#x2013;  The Songsters (April 11) â&#x2013;  Concord Baptist mission trips (April 14 â&#x2013;  Cokesbury womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group (April 15) â&#x2013;  Methodist Communion Service (April 21) â&#x2013;  Don Barr, singer (April 22) â&#x2013;  Tom Vorjohan, balloon artist (April 23)

The Songsters entertain for residents of NHC.

Chaplain learns from residents The Rev. Edsel West calls his job â&#x20AC;&#x153;inspirational at times as (the residents) share their life history. You learn what they have survived and what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve achieved.â&#x20AC;? West has served as chaplain at NHC Farragut for 10 years after retiring from South Harriman Baptist Church where he was the pastor for 22 years. West brings a sermon each Monday morning and conducts Bible study each Wednesday morning. He

Chaplain Edsel West

spends additional time visiting residents of the Assisted Living Center as well as many of the patients at the adjacent NHC Health Center. And the man who ministers to residents also ďŹ nds inspiration in them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been inspired by how they cope with the last years of their time,â&#x20AC;? he said. West greeted residents by name at last Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s service and volunteered to assist one back to her apartment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a wonderful place,â&#x20AC;? he said.

NHC Farragut Assisted Living  Nurses on staff 24/7  Monthly rentals  Transportation/ housekeeping/phone and more in rental packages  Selective menus  Rehabilitation unit on site with preferred admission for ALF residents  Comparable pricing

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Williams is Tennessee Traveler News anchor Alan Williams has made more than 1,000 trips in his role as The Tennessee Traveler. It’s got to be a favorite part of his job at WVLT television.

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oes the warm weather have your thoughts turning to redoing your place before summertime guests start arriving? Are you tired of your furniture, art and decorative items and wish you could trade it all in for new things? Are you just itching for something to give a little pizzazz to your place? There’s a new store in West Knoxville that can help you get rid of all that angst, along with those things you don’t want any longer. And in addition, they have everything you need to fill in the gaps left when you shed all the old stuff. Consign to Design, located in the Lovell Heights Shopping Center, will be having their ribbon cutting and grand opening on Tuesday, April 19, when they will be joined by members of the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce. In the meantime, they’re open for business and have a store packed full of high quality, like-new items. And high quality is the theme here. There isn’t any junk. Everything taken in on consignment must be in like-new condition. The range of items is vast and includes furniture for every room, crystal, glassware, pottery, decorative items of every imaginable type, lamps and light fixtures, and lots of art, including signed and numbered prints from wellknown artists, photography and original works. Owners Kristi and David Hickey came to the consignment business from very different work experiences. He was a geologist; she was a bookkeeper. But they did a lot of research, including a period of time Kristi spent working for a consignment store in another part of town, before opening their new business. Stop by for a visit sometime soon. It’s a neat place with a clever motto Kristi says it took her awhile to get used to: “If it’s no longer becoming to you, it should be coming to us.” Store hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Info: 10420-D Kingston Pike, www.consign or 249-7428

When he spoke to the West Knox Rotary Club, Williams talked of growing up in Halls, moving to Pompano Beach for high school and playing football for the University of Florida under coach Doug Dickey. He was drafted as a punter by the New York Jets. He always wanted to play for UT, but the Vols didn’t recruit him, he said. This worked out because at UT he would have competed against Craig Colquitt. His news career began in 1979, doing weekend sports for WBIR. After a stint in Alabama, he returned home as sports director at WATE. Later he was sports director for WIVK radio. He moved to WVLT in 1988 to host a new show called “Noonday.” Williams launched The Tennessee Traveler in 1997 as a way to get out of the studio and away from “negative” news. He visits places he can reach (and get back

News anchor Alan Williams speaks to the Rotary Club of West Knoxville.

Club president Phil Parkey is recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. Photos by Charles Garvey

from) on a tank of gasoline. He talks to people and tries to make an impact. He said that he likes doing the news, but that for the most part you are just reading it from a prompter. He prefers to do stories where he can make a difference in someone’s life by inspiring or informing. He started with a segment called the “One Tank Trip” in which he had to go as far as he could go (and back) on one tank of gas. He said that he found some wonderful places to go, and soon thereafter the name was change to The Tennessee Traveler. He has now done more than 1,000 of these stories. Notes: Richard Bettis and Phil Parkey presented a check for $5,000 to the Volunteers of America (aka the Homeless Veterans Group). Accepting was Jimmy Campbell who spoke briefly about his organization. The Volun-

teers of America has been around for 115 years and in Knoxville for 11 years. Their charter is to get homeless veterans back into society. Each year they sponsor Operation Stand-Down, where they provide spiritual, moral and physical help to 388 active clients in the area. Gerry Eastman presented Bruce Cliff with his Paul Harris (+1) pin.

First Friday in The District Among those turning out for First Friday in The District in Bearden were Akiko and Richard Burchfield, who stopped to admire the cute pink chair and balloons outside Pink Pomegranate in Cherokee Plaza.


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Over at Twisted Scissors Salon in Homberg Place, make-up artist Claire Turner Balest was on hand all day to perform her magic on customers. Here she adds the finishing touches to Sherry Koella’s look. Photos by A. Hart

Edward Jones financial advisor sets grand opening S

teve Watkins of the financial services firm Edward Jones has opened an office at 8905 Linksvue Drive in the Gettysvue area. A grand opening will begin at noon Thursday, May 12, and the public is invited. Danielle Sampson is the branch office administrator. Info: 692-5095. Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices,

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is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm’s 12,000-plus financial advisors embrace the importance of building long-term, faceto-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available. Edward Jones, member SIPC, is headquartered in St. Louis. Info:


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Rheem products are Modern mainstay Pace Robinson calls it a solid partnership and Dottie Ramsey says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a marriage.

Modernâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Millie Modern Supply's design consultant and remodeling expert. Spring has sprung, the grass is riz â&#x20AC;Ś remember that childhood poem? Spring is my fav time of the year. Everything is coming alive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; fresh and new â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and a needed dose of natural Vitamin D! As much as I love spring, it brings a lot of sneezinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and wheezinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Knoxville was ranked the number one most challenging city to live in if you have allergies according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 ranking. Red, itchy eyes are not becoming to a fashionista. My heating and air buds at Modern Supply, pictured to the right, have a suggestion on fighting pollen and improving overall home air quality. Changing air filters is a must-do! They should be changed every three months. Just like sassy shoes, there are choices in air filters. Elizabeth and Mike at the sales counter can help you find the right fit. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a shocking statistic. EPA studies show that even in the smoggiest cities, the air inside most homes is usually at least 10 times more polluted than the air outside. OMG, how can this be?! Energy efficient homes today are built as air-tight as possible. Super-duper for lower energy costs, but it traps airborne pollutants and bad guys such as viruses, dust, dust mites, mold and mildew. These nasties are killinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; me! Time to bring in the big guns! Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lotsa help to clear the air! Rheem team germ fighters offer a line of indoor air quality products. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dizzying list of stuff that can be added when installing or updating a Rheem system or other brands. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let your mascara run this season. Contact a Rheem contractor to do a spring air conditioning inspection and ask how to best improve your air quality. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know one? I can point you in the right direction. And tell them â&#x20AC;Ś Millie sent you! Drop me a line at: Find me on Facebook: Modernâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Millie Follow me on twitter: @modernsmillie

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Call it Rheem and us. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been together for 45 years,â&#x20AC;? said Robinson, chief executive officer of Modern Supply Company. Modern Supply is the exclusive distributor for Rheem products in a service area that includes parts of Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia and Virginia. And although Modern sells many products directly to consumers, the Rheem products are not included. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We sell only to contractors,â&#x20AC;? said Robinson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We sell units through a network of professionals who install and service them so it is done right.â&#x20AC;? Ramsey, the chief operating officer at Modern Supply, said training is constant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Compare the heat and air units to a vehicle. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s takes a highly trained individual to work on them.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rheem is strong on research and development, always working to make better, more efficient products,â&#x20AC;? said Robinson, recalling a joint venture with ORNL and Modern Supply a few years ago to promote heat pumps.

Rheem offers a range of price points, he said. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another reason to have a professional help evaluate which unit is best suited for each customer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every home is different. A contractor helps you step through those decisions.â&#x20AC;? Randy Williams, who heads the Heat and Air Department at Modern Supply, appreciates the quality and reliability of Rheem. Modern handles only Rheem products for heat and air. Randy can rattle off multiple ways to heat or cool your house. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Wizard of PTAC, those units that stick through the wall at hotels. (It stands for packaged terminal air conditioner, by the way.) But his bread and butter is Rheem. He finds customers â&#x20AC;&#x153;more educated and demanding,â&#x20AC;? these days, probably as a result of the Internet. Although the equipment is uniquely reliable, Williams stocks parts for the occasional need. And he cites the â&#x20AC;&#x153;ease of maintenanceâ&#x20AC;? as a benefit of Rheem. Keith Floyd is Modernâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;senior outside sales repâ&#x20AC;? with 22 years on the job. A resident of Friendsville, he says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s built lifetime relationships with his contractor customers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I cut my teeth on Rheem,â&#x20AC;? said Floyd. He loves the company. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rheem is privately owned, just like

Hatcher joins Modern Supply Joan Hatcher has joined Modern Supply Company, as director of marketing and communications. Hatcher will be responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies for Modern Supply as they continue to expand their product offerings. She will also be involved in internal initiatives such as business development and training. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diverse background will be an asset in helping us to strengthen our name recognition and brand awareness, particularly outside of the Knoxville area,â&#x20AC;? said CEO Pace Robinson. Modern Supply,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was started by two brothers who were originally in plumbing.â&#x20AC;? Aaron Carr is a recent addition to the Modern team. He was amazed when one day a contractor brought his dog into the business. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this guy with a little puppy. Everyone is touching it and laughing. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when I knew this family-owned business was a good

place for me.â&#x20AC;? Pace Robinson says Modern Supplyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rheem team learns from its customers and he learns from them. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s satisfied with his 45-year partnership with Rheem â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been good for both companies. But if he got one wish, he would vote for a new, aggressive slogan. Maybe something like, â&#x20AC;&#x153;nothing can stop a â&#x20AC;Ś .â&#x20AC;?

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Family owned and operated since 1949, Modern Supply is committed to a tradition of excellence and leadership in the wholesale distribution industry serving the professional plumber, HVAC contractor, builder and electrician. Also, selling to the public, Modern Supplyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experienced consultants assist with premier brands of hightech plumbing and bath furniture, cabinetry, appliances and lighting showcased in designer galleries in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City. Modern Supply is headquartered in Knoxville with seven branches in Tennessee and Virginia. Info: 966-4567 or

Meet the Rheem team Randy Williams is manager of the Heat and Air Department at Modern Supply, joining the company in 1979. He worked in outside sales for 22 years, was branch manager of the Middlebrook Pike store for two years and was HVAC project manager for two years. He lives in Oak Ridge with wife Sherry, who works in outside sales for Modern Supply. Sherry has a 24-year career designing kitchens and selling lighting. â&#x2013; Keith Floyd, who lives in Friendsville, has been Modernâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top producer for seven years. He really enjoys outside sales, and has sold Rheem for two decades. â&#x2013;  Aaron Carr has a diverse background. He joined Modern in 2006 as warehouse manager. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to move on and move up,â&#x20AC;? he says, so he transferred to purchasing where he was mentored by Modernâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of operations, Greg Stephens. Now heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soaking up knowledge from Randy Williams and the guys on the Rheem team. â&#x2013;  Glenn Stooksbury is Modern Supplyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rheem technical specialist. He has been in the heating/air business forever and has forgotten more than most people will ever know. Glen fields technical calls from contractors and often visits Stooksbury

Modern Supplyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rheem team: Randy Williams, Aaron Carr, Brian Crabtree, Keith Floyd and Michael Lampkin. Photos by J. Hatcher job sites to help resolve challenges. â&#x2013; Brian Crabtree has 20 years in the heating/air wholesale business; six with Modern Supply. He says based on his experience with

other brands and customer reviews, that Rheem receives the best feedback. â&#x2013; Michael Lampkin has been with Modern Supply for three years. As the newest Rheem team

member, Michael has learned from his seasoned co-workers. He enjoys building relationships with contractors and the first-hand knowledge he gains from them. Each customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s need is different, he says.


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Hydration basics Without a doubt, water is critical. In fact, it constitutes more than two thirds of your body weight. However, you might not need to work as hard as you thought to get enough. Here are answers to the most common questions about staying hydrated.

Casey Peer Registered Dietitian

Q: Do I really need to drink eight glasses every day? A: No. According to a key review in the Journal of Physiology by Heinz Valtin, M.D., a hydration expert and professor emeritus at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H., there’s no evidence to support drinking eight glasses of water each day. So how much water do you really need? According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, women should consume 91 ounces a day, and men need 125 ounces – a good deal more than the 64 ounces (eight cups) generally recommended. Here’s the catch: we get most without heading for the tap or uncapping a bottle of Evian even once. The main reason? We get the water we need from a variety of sources, including food and other liquids. Approximately 45-50 percent of daily water intake comes from drinking fluids, about 35 percent from eating food and the rest from metabolism. Vegetables and fruits are the most hydrating (e.g., lettuce is 95 percent water). But we also get a lot from meat, as well as soup, juice, soda, milk and even coffee. Q: If I’m thirsty, am I already dehydrated? A: No. You are underhydrated, not completely dehydrated. Thirst is a signal indicating your body would like more fluid. Q: Are sports drinks better than water? A: Sports drinks can be helpful when exercising at a high intensity for 60-90 minutes or more. It’s necessary to replace losses of sodium, potassium and other electrolytes during exercise. Keep in mind that under normal situations most exercisers are unlikely to deplete these minerals during regular training. If, however, you find yourself exercising in extreme conditions or for long periods of time, consider adding a sports drink with electrolytes.

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ommunity events such as walks and races do more than help the sponsoring organizations. Staff members at the Wellness Center at Dowell Springs say these events are great motivators for those of us who want a healthy and productive lifestyle. “Coming here and working out is wonderful, but we also talk about goal setting,” said managing director Lisa Wolf. “These events are a really good fitness goal.” Trainer Juli Urevick added: “Committing to a race or event and having specific goals helps develop consistency in a training routine.” And then she made a terrible pun: “We don’t just ‘talk the talk;’ we ‘walk the walk.’ ” Urevick said everyone on the staff is participating in one or more events this spring and summer. And that includes chief dietitian Casey Peer who is preparing for a triathlon (that’s where superior athletes run, swim and bicycle for long distances). “I can’t believe I’m doing this,” she said. “Don’t put this in the paper!” The Wellness Center is partnering with the American Cancer Society to sponsor, DetermiNation, a way for athletes to raise money to fight cancer. The Center is also the title sponsor for the upcoming Dogwood Classic. “There is great camaraderie among people who do events together,” said Casey. “We have shared goals and shared struggles.” She credits Ashley Kouma, a coworker at the Wellness Center, with inspiring her to attempt the July Olympic triathlon. “Even for people who are physically active, it’s just

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infectious,” she added. “We are motivators for each other; and now I’m doing something I never thought of participating in.” Lisa Wolf, an actual triathelete, said there are still things that intimidate her. But it’s important to “get outside your comfort zone” and “don’t expect to do these things next week.” Events and goals may differ, but the Wellness Center has the resources and staff to help people at all levels including sedentary individuals whose goal might be to walk a mile. Lisa laughed. The first step in goal setting is to “pay the fee” to register for the event. Now you are committed. But do more than work out. The Sphere of Wellness is a comprehensive approach that includes exercise, nutrition, sleep and relaxation, and strength development. “Whether your goal is to run a marathon or to walk down the aisle at a family wedding, we’ll help you achieve it,” said Lisa.

PROGRAMS AND OFFERINGS Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dancefitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements. Beginners are welcome and no experience is necessary. Arms and Abs – Designed for quick, convenient 30-minute group sessions, our Arms and Abs class helps you gain strength using your own body weight, dumbbells, resistance bands, BOSU balls and more. Pilates – Improve your balance and core strength with our Pilates class. Yoga – Learn essential yoga basics and experience the wellness benefits of poses, bends and relaxation in our one-hour group sessions. Pump – Ideal for everyone from beginners to experienced exercisers, our Pump class targets every major muscle group. With minimal down time between exercises, you’ll get the most out of using the body bar, dumbbells, BOSU, step bench and more. Spin – Ready to challenge yourself by starting your own spinning regimen? Spin is an entry-level spinning class lasting 45-60 minutes, perfect for beginners.

Cycle In, Yoga Out – An ideal fit for both beginners and veteran spinners, this is your chance to change up typical spin class routines by starting with 45 minutes on the bike and ending with 15 minutes of yoga. Kid Fit – Don’t let busy schedules get in the way of your exercise regimen. Fit in your own workout while your kids enjoy a fitness class designed just for them. This one-hour group fitness class for ages 6-12 is focused on making physical activity fun for kids – and giving you a break from supervising. Power Hour – Push yourself in our one-hour Power Hour class with 30 minutes of hardcore cycling hills, sprints and races, immediately followed by 30 minutes of intense leg and ab work. Functional Fitness – Class involves a variety of exercise, including but not limited to: cardiovascular, balance and strength. Appropriate for seniors or individuals who desire fitness gains with little impact on the joints.

Xpress Fitness – Ideal for working individuals and travelers, our convenient morning Xpress class fits a total-body workout into only 45 minutes. Work It Circuit – A 60-minute total body workout in a bootcamp style class. Healthy Eating Series – It’s all about food! Classes are designed to provide you a hands-on, foodbased learning experience to bring comfort to your kitchen. Each month will highlight a new topic to help YOU find success with nutrition. Eating with Diabetes Made Simple – This 90-minute group class is specially designed for those with diabetes, and focuses on reading food labels, meal planning and eating away from home or on the go. Grocery Store Tours – Get out of the classroom setting and take a closer look at how to properly read food labels and recognize healthier choices right on the grocery store shelf! You’ll discover there are a lot of choices available that pack as much flavor as nutritional value.

Kids in the Kitchen (Healthy Cooking) – When the kids get involved in preparing nutritious meals, eating right becomes something the whole family looks forward to. Our Kids in the Kitchen classes help families make time for healthy cooking and eating, even in the midst of busy schedules. Weight Management: Getting to the Basics – In this four-week group program, you’ll meet 60 minutes per week to learn about identifying the barriers to successful long-term weight loss, plus effective strategies to overcome those barriers. Cardio Fit – One-hour beginner-level class with cardiovascular focus. Class participants will be instructed and supervised in use of cardio equipment on the gym floor. Fit 4 Baby – A prenatal fitness program created to safely and effectively teach women to exercise throughout their pregnancy. Stroller Strides is offering this program for women in any stage of pregnancy. Classes include warm-up, strength training, cardio, stretching and balance exercises.


Students perform a musical number during rehearsal.

CAK choral and musical theatre director Peggy Filyaw, center, at a rehearsal of the musical comedy “Bye Bye Birdie” with actors Kaylee Verble and Lee Pinkston. Photos by A. Hart

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ already a hit By Anne Hart


he CAK students who will be performing in “Bye Bye Birdie” this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday don’t remember when the King of Rock and Roll went off to join the Army in 1958. They weren’t even born yet, and it’s likely that a lot of their parents weren’t either. Clearly, all of that doesn’t matter a bit. A dress rehearsal of the musical comedy, which parodies middle America when an Elvis-like character known as Conrad Birdie is drafted into the Army and must leave his adoring fans behind, shows that the 38 member cast and crew have precisely what it takes to recreate the era and to do it very well. There are squealing and screaming bobby-soxers, teenage girls who turn all weepy at the idea of losing Elvis – er, Conrad – to the military for 18 months, their boyfriends who are puzzled by the whole thing, a swarm of paparazzi, and parents worried about different aspects of their adolescents’ strange behavior. And through it all plays the music and lyrics of the time along with a whole lot of high-spirited dancing. If rehearsal a week before opening night is

any indication – and it usually is – the school’s choral and music theatre director, Peggy Filyaw, has another hit on her hands. It’s her 19th production at the school, and this show includes her grandson, Lee Pinkston, a fourth grader who plays the only child in the show’s script. All three of Filyaw’s children are CAK graduates, and young Lee represents the next generation at the school. CAK productions always include contributions from lots of people, in addition to those seen on stage. Greg Wilson will direct an orchestra of about a dozen performers, including both students and professional musicians. The set designer is school parent Cheryl Nehls, who has one daughter who has already graduated from CAK and two more who are still students there. Another parent, Gina Grubbs, has been the choreographer for a number of years, and eighth grade Bible teacher, Kristin Smith, helps in various ways, including coaching students on the sidelines during rehearsals. Filyaw says those who attend theatre around this region will likely recog-

nize some of the “Bye Bye Birdie” players. CAK students also perform in productions at the Oak Ridge Playhouse, at UT’s Clarence Brown Theatre and at various churches. Skylar Piety, right, plays a paparazzi grabbing a photo of Conrad Birdie (Kyle O’Connor), center; Albert Peterson (Micah Robinette), left, and Rosie Alvarez (Amada Murphy). Among those starring in this production are Kyle O’Connor, a junior, as Conrad Birdie; Kaylee Verble, a senior, who plays Kim, the girl who wins a contest to be kissed goodbye by Birdie on the Ed Sullivan show just before the crooner is set to board a military ship; Micah Robinette, a junior, who plays Birdie’s manager, Albert Peterson; Amanda Murphy, a senior, who plays Peterson’s girlfriend, Rosie Alvarez. Stephanie Lee and Travis Blackwell, both juniors, play Kim’s parents, and Alli Acuff plays Peterson’s mother. The curtain will rise at 7 o’clock Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings in the school gym. Tickets will be available at the door. Admission is $8 for adults and $3 for students. For additional information, call 690-4721, ext. 136. Contact

Pre-K Program * Spiritually Nurturing * Academically Challenging * Socially Enriching AfterKare available until 6 p.m. For more information, visit or call 865-690-4721 ext. 190.

Brown signs with Maryville College

Marty, Ann and Trevor Brown support Kelsey Brown as she signs to play basketball at Maryville College in the fall. Photo by N. Lester

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