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VOL. 6 NO. 19

May 7, 2012

Playground gets back to nature Kids


By Wendy Smith

By the time many kids are in preschool, they’ve mastered their parents’ cell phones, computers and iPads. But do they know how to climb a tree? Children today are disconnected from nature, says UT Early Learning Center for Research and Practice (ELC) Director Sean Durham. But a new playground at the center is designed to give kids the experience of playing in the woods, climbing on a fallen tree and splashing in a stream – without leaving campus. ELC’s previous playground was installed in the early 1980s, and when Durham began to investigate new equipment, he came across a movement that emphasizes natural playgrounds. The movement was influenced by the book “Last Child in the Woods” by Richard Louv, who claims that today’s kids suffer from naturedeficit disorder. Society has changed, says Durham, and children are no longer riding bikes around the neighborhood or dashing outside to play as soon as they wake up. Around-theclock media coverage has made us a fearful society, and parents are more comfortable keeping their kids indoors, where most end up watching television or playing video games. One problem with such activity is that it doesn’t allow kids to develop executive function, which is the ability to control and regulate behavior and work toward a goal. Experts say those skills are learned through autonomy, and unstructured outdoor play facilitates that, Durham says. Getting kids plugged into nature can also help the planet. Kids are taught from an early age to reduce, reuse and recycle, but if they don’t have a relationship with the environment, they won’t care enough to protect it, he says. “They need to have some time with their feet in a stream.” The 50 kids who spend their days at the 1206 White Ave. location of the Early Learning Center Ana Risley and Remy Fitzpatrick en- are getting just that. Their new joy an embankment slide at the UT playground includes a waterfall Early Learning Center for Research and with a zero-depth stream, a tree Practice. The center’s new natural play- house, two forests made of dwarf ground was installed this spring. trees and a sturdy log for climbing. The property was graded to pro-

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Reception for retiring Martha Hill Sequoyah Elementary School principal Martha Hill will be honored at a reception 3-6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the school cafeteria and playground. The school’s PTA has extended an open invitation to all of Hill’s current and former students and colleagues and community friends. Hill is retiring from Knox County Schools this spring. She served the past 13 years at Sequoyah. At 4:30 p.m., the PTA will present a framed portrait of Hill to hang in the school library and other gifts. Info: Elsa Nownes, PTA president, elsanownes@; Shannon Thackston, president elect, shannonthackston@comcast. net; or Stacey Wilson, ways and means,

Splash pads open Knox County Parks and Recreation has opened splash pads for the season at the Carl Cowan Park, 10050 S. Northshore Drive Knox County’s splash pads are open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. each day through the fall. Rules for use are posted at each park. Info: 215-6600. The town of Farragut has opened the splash pad at McFee Park. Info: 966-7057.

Index Anne Hart A2 Wendy Smith A3 Government/Politics A4 Marvin West/Jake Mabe A5 Dr. Bob Collier A6 Rossini Festival photos A7 Faith A8 Schools A9-13 Business A16-17 Health/Lifestyles Sect B

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Nate Henning climbs on tree steps at the natural playground at the UT Early Learning Center. Photos by Wendy Smith

Rabbi will leave her mark on Knoxville By Wendy Smith Rabbi Beth Schwartz’s Temple Beth El office is full of boxes that will soon be filled with the books, stuffed animals and trinkets she has collected during her 13 years in Knoxville. At the end of June, she will step down in order to work with another congregation in Columbus, Ga. What can’t fit in the boxes is the wealth of experiences she’s had here. In addition to being the spiritual leader of Temple Beth El, Schwartz is a founding mem-



ber of the Clergy Task Force of the Community Coalition on Family Violence, and she has attended both the FBI Citizen’s Academy and the Knoxville Police Citizen’s Academy. She has worked with school board members and principals to address racial issues in the schools, and is on the board of the YWCA. Throughout her tenure in Knoxville, she has had few encounters where she wasn’t treated with reRabbi Beth Schwartz will soon be cleaning out her Temple Beth El office to To page A-2 prepare for a move to Columbus, Ga. Photo by Wendy Smith


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Charter group looks at term limits The Council of West Knox County Homeowners grappled at last week’s meeting with some of the issues also facing local elected officials and appointed bodies, including the county’s Charter Review Committee.

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Former Knox County Commissioner Craig Leuthold, who chairs the committee working on revisions to the county’s charter, brought up some of the hot topic items during a report on the committee’s progress. Leuthold said at the top of the list is the issue of term limits for local elected officials and how a term in office should be defined. “It’s a very complicated matter,” Leuthold said. “There are many, many ways of defining a term.”

Craig Leuthold at the Council of West Knox County Homeowners. Photo by A. Hart Another contentious item is the question of whether the currently elective fee offices – trustee, property assessor, register of deeds and clerk – should remain elective positions or be appointed by the county mayor and confirmed by county commission. Leuthold said he will abstain from any discussion of that topic and also from voting on it because he is an employee of the property assessor’s office.

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spect as a female rabbi, she says. Times have changed since she was a little girl, when women couldn’t serve as rabbis. That being the case, the role wasn’t something she aspired to growing up. The decision to attend rabbinical school was a long, slow process that came about as she worked in other careers and raised two children. “I was the last person to know.” She was supported by her husband, Larry Washington, who, as the sixth-greatnephew of George Washington, understands the impact

of family heritage and has a strong belief in freedom and equality, she says. Her studies required the family to move to Israel for a year so Schwartz could study Hebrew. Washington took a leave of absence, and their son completed 10th grade there. The year affected each of them differently, she says. Washington volunteered his time in Israel to domestic violence issues, and when they came home, he returned to school for a master’s degree in social work. After Schwartz became a rabbi in 1999, the family came to

Leuthold said that as chair of the committee, he is determined that any item the committee approves for inclusion on the ballot must be voted on twice by the committee. “We don’t want government run through the courts. We want to be sure ahead of time that anything we do is legally defensible.” On another matter, the homeowners group will ask Metropolitan Planning Commission to postpone consideration of ordinance amendments on the agenda for its meeting on Tuesday that deal with three aspects of the controversial Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan: subdivision regulations, development standards and timber harvesting. Council members will ask the county law director to take a look at the items to make certain that they don’t contradict action already taken by county commission in regard to the plan. Knox County Commis-

sioner Dr. Richard Briggs told council members there are differences of opinion between MPC’s attorney and Knox County Law Director Joe Jarrett on some aspects of the plan. He said as far as commission is concerned the plan “is only advisory.” He said he believes that at some point the plan will end up in the court, “possibly with the Chamber filing suit because they can afford it. I just don’t think some of these things will be settled outside of court.” Hank Fennell, a professional manager of homeowners associations, described the scope of his work for single family subdivisions, planned unit developments and condos. Lt. Fred Ludwig of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office reminded homeowners that school will be out in just a few weeks and drivers will need to be extra cautious of children riding bikes and walking through their neighborhoods.

East Tennessee. Her relationship with both city and county law enforcement was not something she expected. But on Sept. 11, 2001, detectives showed up at Temple Beth El to promise their protection. “They know who I am, and they do watch out for us,” she says. She is especially proud of her work on the Clergy Task Force. The establishment of the group was a prerequisite for Knoxville receiving a million dollar federal grant to fund the Family Justice Center, since spiritual support for victims of domestic violence has proven to be so important. The task force trains clergy how

to support victims. Knoxville’s Jewish community has a history of being active in civic affairs, Schwartz says, and has grown to be better integrated socially. East Tennessee has a “culture of affiliation,” she says, which means that people are comfortable with you, as long as they know others like you. “It’s better to be Jewish than if you don’t go anywhere.” She has also found that Christians aren’t generally brought up to have negative stereotypes about Jews and often want to learn more about Judaism. “You can learn a lot about Christianity if you under-

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vide a hill for two embankment slides – and a little more exercise for busy preschoolers. Natural playgrounds are also safer, and less expensive, than traditional playgrounds. The new playground at the center cost less than $20,000. It’s no surprise that the ELC playground would reflect the latest research trends. The laboratory school is affiliated with the Department of Child and Family Studies within UT’s College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. When it was founded in the late 1920s, it was one of the country’s first child development labs located on a college campus. The ELC is composed of three locations that house a total of 115 students. Most are children of UT faculty and staff, but 20 percent come from the community. Around 650 college students observe in the labs each year, says Durham. The second stage of outdoor improvements at the White Avenue location will be installed this fall. UT Urban Horticulture Specialist and State Master Gardener Coordinator Beth Babbit will work with the center to create gardens that will provide herbs and vegetables to be used in the center’s food service program. It will also be an outreach program to local educators who can visit to learn how to create gardens at their schools.

BEARDEN NOTES ■ Boys’ Night Out will perform a mix of soul, blues and Carolina beach music 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Bearden Banquet Hall on Kingston Pike. All proceeds will go toward the Emory Valley Center Capital Campaign. Dinner from Buddy’s Bar-B-Q will be served. Tickets are $15 ($20 at the door) and can be purchased at or at any Tennessee Bank location. Info: 483-3659. ■ Downtown Speakers Club meets 11:45 a.m. every Monday at TVA West Towers, 9th floor, room 225. Currently accepting new members. Info: Jerry Adams, 202-0304. ■ GFWC Ossoli Circle will meet for coffee 9:45 a.m. Monday, May 7, at the Ossoli club house, 2511 Kingston Pike, for a presentation of scholarships and the monthly business meeting. ■ UT Toastmasters Club meets noon every Tuesday at the Knoxville Convention Center on Henley Street in room 218. Currently accepting new members. Info: Sara Martin, 6034756. ■ West Knox Lions Club meets 7 p.m. each first and third Monday at Shoney’s on Lovell Road. ■ West Knoxville Kiwanis Club meets 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Shoney’s on Walker Springs Road.

stand where Jesus came from and Jewish teachings. The best of Jesus came from the Torah.” The city has become more cosmopolitan and open since

she arrived, but she sees room to grow. She hopes to stay in touch. “It’s hard to leave, but I’m excited about my new position.”

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Like father, like daughter Glenn Dake owned Rocky Hill Barbershop for 12 years before he passed away last year on May 9, the day after Mother’s Day. But the family’s legacy of barbering continues through his daughter, Angie Honeycutt,

Wendy Smith who brought her father’s barbershop chair, and part Angie Honeycutt in her barbershop inside Alimony’s. She is the of his beloved Andy Griffith daughter of Glenn Dake, who owned Rocky Hill Barbershop for collection, to Alimony’s at 12 years. He passed away May 9, 2011. Photo by Wendy Smith 7115 Kingston Pike. There have been so many barbers in her family that coach Jerry Green or a boy to his girls, Glenn employed Angie struggles to count getting his first haircut. An- two of his brothers. Glenn Dake. He liked to play “The them all. Glenn had five gie’s shop within Alimony’s Photo submitted Andy Griffi th Show� on the bears the same motto as brothers, and all of them worked as barbers at one the Rocky Hill Barbershop: television and gave away time or another. Her moth- “Where you’re not just a cli- free haircuts to customers who could stump him with er, Jean, had an uncle who ent, you’re a friend.� Glenn completed his ap- trivia from the show. Those ran a barbershop on Union Avenue. Glenn apprenticed prenticeship in the 1970s, were few and far between, to the traffic light in front of the shop. Her working hours with a cousin, Mono Dake, but didn’t barber profes- says Angie. She still tears up when are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursin Halls, and Angie’s sisters, sionally until he lost his job Tera and Elizabeth, also as a forklift mechanic and she talks about her dad. day to Saturday. Angie may be the last barspent time working at their answered an ad placed by It’s been a hard year, but the Rocky Hill Barbershop’s the family experienced an ber in the family. Her oldest father’s barbershop. Many of Glenn’s former previous owner, Odra Turn- outpouring of support from son, Tanner, who is 15, looks clients now come to Angie er. Glenn worked with Turn- customers, who even start- and acts much like Glenn, for their barbering needs. er for two years, then bought ed a fund for Glenn’s grand- but he’s already making children in his memory. It plans to be a computer proWhile owner-operated bar- him out when he retired. The shop became a fam- was a difficult decision to grammer. But she’s happy to bershops are fading away, the demand for such ser- ily affair. His youngest close the Rocky Hill Barber- carry on the career that her daughter, Elizabeth, walked shop, but Glenn’s custom- father enjoyed. vices is still strong. “He found his calling. He “Most guys just want a to the shop from Rocky Hill ers come to Alimony’s when simple cut and dry, and to Elementary and was a cus- they see his old blue truck, loved it, and you could tell have their neck shaved. They tomer favorite. In addition which she now drives, next it.� want to get in and get out, with no appointment. Dad always emphasized that you do what the customer wants.� What Glenn’s customers wanted was to spend time bending his ear. Her dad was a good listener, Angie says, but kept confidences. He had a firm policy of staying out of political and religious discussions, but Angie remembers one time that he let two You know how you walk in to a nice sized bedroom only customers – a Democrat and a Republican – hash it out to open a closet that couldn’t hold a fraction of your clothes? when no one else was in the Not at Parkview! Our apartment homes offer large walk-in closets. shop. He treated each customer the same, whether ƒŽŽ—•–‘†ƒ›ƒ–͚͙͜Ǥ͚͙͛Ǥ͔͙͔͛ˆ‘”�‘”‡ it was UT men’s basketball

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Pension reform There is some thought in serious legal circles that there has been a misreading of the 1981 Blackwell case which has been seen to prevent changes to a public pension plan of a Tennessee city or county which impacts current retirees or employees. If true, this gives the mayor and city council many more options, but it also generates significant opposition from retirees if a reduction in future benefits for them was proposed to go to the ballot. However, a reduction in future benefits for current retirees and employees would bring immediate savings. The question becomes one of fairness and whether it is right to reduce the pension of someone in their 80s who depends primarily on their city pension and Social Security to live. It will be interesting to see if city officials actually pull out the case and look at the section where the court states “Necessary changes in public employee pension plans may be made by the governing body to the extent and under the conditions hereinafter discussed.” The court did not identify the types of amendments that are permitted, but clearly some would be permitted – just not the precise ones challenged in that case. No current Tennessee Supreme Court member was on the 1981 court. The Blackwell case may not prohibit amendments to existing municipal plans but rather establish standards by which changes would be held constitutional. If true, this places the whole issue in a new light for both the city and county which face immense financial issues here. Romney: If one looks at campaign money raised by the two major presidential candidates, Mitt Romney has a clear advantage in Tennessee. To date Romney has raised $1.3 million while President Obama has raised $790,000. But in zip codes starting with 379, which includes all of Knox County, the difference is more striking. Romney has raised $258,941 and Obama has raised $66,208 ... a 4 to 1 disparity. Even though Romney lost the GOP primary in Tennessee, he has clearly won the fund-raising battle and will likely win overwhelmingly here in November. That means neither Obama nor Romney will spend much time here between now and November.

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A Romney landslide in Tennessee presents problems for Democratic legislative candidates who must convince a chunk of Romney voters to cross over if the Democratic candidates expect to prevail. Tax returns: More than a year ago, Metro Pulse carried a story on mayoral and council candidates releasing their tax returns. Some did and some did not. All the major mayoral candidates released theirs as did council member Marshall Stair. A year later (with some of those interviewed now holding public office) will those who said they believe in tax disclosure continue to do so? Certainly they would set a high standard for transparency in doing it voluntarily before the media called and asked for it. TVA bonus: Don’t be surprised when TVA CEO Tom Kilgore receives another bonus of more than $400,000 from compliant directors, despite the $2 billion cost overrun at Watts Bar which he oversaw and the massive neighborhood unhappiness which he declines to modify. His community outreach is almost non-existent and that filters down the ranks. Many remember the old days when TVA was highly regarded as a true friend of the Valley.

In a heated exchange at Halls, Dr. Jim McIntryre confronts Mayor Tim Burchett’s chief-of-staff Dean Rice. Also pictured are interim finance director Chris Caldwell and Burchett. Photos by S. Clark

Roy Mullins advocates for school technology while his grandson Max, 2-1/2, works on a wireless tablet at Mayor Tim Burchett’s budget presentation at Corryton.

Burchett brings budget debate across county “Well, the mayor threw down the gauntlet,” said County Commissioner Mike Brown. While circling the block after letting Betty Bean out at the door for Mayor Tim Burchett’s annual budget presentation last Tuesday, I missed his challenge to the commission. “He said he won’t support a tax increase (for schools) and will veto it if we pass it,” said Brown. The fiesty South Knox commissioner said Burchett didn’t bother meeting with individual commissioners in advance of his budget presentation, unlike years past. I encountered Brown and his wife, Dr. Jan Brown, at UT’s Clarence Brown Theatre on Tuesday evening. And yes, “Kiss Me, Kate” was fabulous. Burchett did schedule a dozen or so community budget presentations last week, most during the day and many at senior centers.

Sandra Clark Intentionally or not, one of the meetings was at the Pinkston Breakfast at Shoney’s on Chapman Highway, a gathering place for curmedgeons with the leader, Paul Pinkston, being the former commissioner Mike Brown unseated. “So are you going?” I asked Brown. “Not sure,” he said. “I’m building this shed onto my barn ...” Mike Brown is one of 11 county commissioners. Proponents of the school board’s budget need 6 votes to amend Burchett’s budget to provide for performancebased pay increases for teachers, technology for all kids and an early reading initiative. Burchett’s budget in-

cludes $20 million more than last year with about $16 million of that going to schools. It’s not that Burchett doesn’t support public education. It’s just that he does not want a tax increase on his watch. I asked specifically at the Halls meeting if he will ever support a tax increase. He didn’t say yes or no, just that he would not support a tax increase this year “without sending it to the ballot.” Commission chair Mike Hammond had his hearing aid turned on. Later in the week he floated a trial balloon to ask voters to increase the local option sales tax. He held out a vague promise of possibly reducing the wheel tax. The magic money shell game has begun. At month’s end, we’ll know whether Knox County Schools will get the funding the school board requested almost unanimously, 8-1. Or not.

School board member Mike McMillan explains why he voted no on the school’s budget while Mayor Tim Burchett stands in the background at Corryton. McMillan said he supports better technology but “most people in the schools don’t feel they’re getting anything out of it.”

Fresno Oversight Board leaves us laughing As amusing as Knox County politics and the commission can be, I think they have met their match. I fell out of my chair laughing at an article in the Fresno Bee about their Oversight Board meeting earlier this month. I would have paid to attend this circus. The Oversight Board was born when the California Legislature, in a budget-cutting frenzy, eliminated all local redevelopment agencies. The Fresno Oversight Board was created and appointed to oversee the fate of nearly $155 million previously held by the local redevelopment agency. The board ostensibly was to be seven members, two appointed by the Fresno mayor, and the bal-

ance appointed by other Fresno agencies, selected by their tax revenue size. The Fresno mayor failed to make her two appointments, so the first meeting languished for months, until finally one of the appointed board members, Doug Vagim, decided they had a quorum (four of seven majority) to convene the meeting. Or so he thought. The meeting began with everyone pledging their allegiance to a flagless wall, a portent of what would be one of the strangest meetings of the 20 in attendance (mostly attorneys) could remember. One of the initial questions was the composition of the board. As I mentioned, four of the

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appointed members were expected, but five actually showed up. No, not the missing fifth appointee. There apparently was some confusion over whether the last appointment would be made by the Flood Control District or the Library District. Representatives of both districts had been told by Finance that they were larger than the other, so each claimed the last spot. After much debate and discussion, it was determined that both agencies had actually talked on

Business, such as it was, wrapped up, with an agreement to meet next Monday. That’s when City Attorney Doug Sloan started handing papers to each of the board members. They were being served with a lawsuit, asking the County Superior Court to block the board’s actions and declaring all actions taken that evening as illegal and void. Board member and previous city manager Jeff Reid noted: “We’re being sued by our own lawyer?” My head spins trying to figure out how Fresno is going to both sue and defend itself at the same time. Ah, it’s good to be back home in East Tennessee. Steve Drevik is a West Knox resident and business owner. Reach him at steve@

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SOUTH PITTSBURG, TENN. – So, do ya like cornbread? How ’bout bluegrass? Or cast iron skillets? Have I got the festival for you! Head on down to this quaint Southern town in the Sequatchie on the last weekend in April next year. I promise you’ll find a heapin’ helpin’ of hospitality, with apologies to Flatt and Scruggs. No, of course, that legendary duo has gone on to the big barn dance in the sky. But, their successors in some ways – even sponsored by Martha White flour! – were here, the popular bluegrass

group Rhonda Vincent and the Rage. (Yeah, I came for the music.) You might disagree, and that’s fine, but Rhonda is my favorite female bluegrass singer. Yep, I like her even better than Alison Krauss. Today, she and the boys sang one of my favorites, Ronnie Milsap’s “Back on my Mind Again.â€? Mickey Harris spoke for most of us Volunteers through the words of his song “Tennessee.â€? I hear you callin’ me; the home of Davy Crockett in the hills of Tennessee ‌ The highlight of the show was a duet Rhonda has recorded with Gene Watson, “Gone for Good.â€? By the way, why the heck isn’t Gene Watson in the Country Music Hall of Fame?

Popular bluegrass group Rhonda Vincent and the Rage was the headline musical attraction at the National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, Tenn., on April 29. Photos by Jennifer Mabe

Another touching moment came when Rhonda sang a gospel tune written by Darrell Webb and Walland’s own Jeff Barbra, “Silent Partner.� Boy, howdy. That may top James and Alan Berry and the Blazer Brothers’ version of “Life’s Railway to Heaven�

as my second favorite gospel song. (Yep, the king singing about The King, Elvis’s “How Great Thou Art,� is my No.1.) Over in the corner, I spotted Grand Ole Opry star Jeanne Pruett. Her song, “Satin Sheets,� was a No. 1 hit in 1973 and was produced by a guy I

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sion was more severe than admitted. Nothing happened in the spring game to discourage George. Dooley decided during last season that he wanted a more aggressive defense in 2012. That change in thinking softened the blow of losing defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox. The new philosophy and Sal Sunseri appear to be a perfect match. All it took to lure Sal away from Alabama was the coordinator title and three years at $800,000 each. Bonus possibilities exist. You didn’t see it at the Orange and White game but Sunseri’s concept means more blitzing and press coverage of receivers. That probably means more big plays –

for the good guys or the bad. The switch to a 3-4 front creates certain advantages but it was not instant soup. The transition may continue for months. The key to success looks to be a host of linebackers and a nose tackle able to do more than take up space. Daniel McCullers, soon to enroll, might help that situation. He is 6-6 and 370, down from 400. Spring did generate favorable reports from the offensive line. The Vols actually have spare parts. They are playing faster. They might do some hurry-up. Interesting, very interesting. There are some extras in the secondary with more numbers on the way. Tennessee attracted

All you need is a periscope. Tennessee football fans who survived the depths of the worst season in 75 years are again paddling toward the surface. They think they see good times ahead. Well, at least better days. Derek Dooley has a positive outlook. The calendar is favorable. North Carolina State is most of four months away which gives the Vols plenty of time to discuss little leftover problems and maybe uncover an answer or two. Spring practice ended up-beat. The coach is talking about more bodies, improved talent and experi-

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ence. It seems to me some tidbits remain unresolved. Fortunately, additional assistance is coming. Running game? Tailback Davante Bourque, 6-2, 215, a four-star prospect from Crowley, La., is said to be the No. 9 all-around running back in the country, whatever that means. He is going to grow into a re-

Grand Ole Opry star Jeanne Pruett (right) with one of her biggest fans. Pruett had a No. 1 hit in 1973 with “Satin Sheets,� and was a guest at the Rhonda Vincent and the Rage concert.

ally big back and might be rugged enough to break an occasional tackle. Bourque has 4.4 speed. He rushed for 2,326 yards and 40 touchdowns in his best prep season. He was going to play for LSU but the Tigers kept mentioning other positions, maybe defensive back, maybe receiver. Davante wants to carry the football. Tennessee offers that opportunity. Continuing uncertainty in the kicking game inspired Dooley to invest another scholarship in a kicker. You can decide whether George Bullock of West High is that good or whether apprehen-

cornbread, even. The cornbread, chickens and bluegrass have helped revitalize this town, too. Says the festival’s website: “Because of the erosion of the tax base in our small town of 3,500 people caused by the big shopping centers and a heavily traveled corridor built to bypass our city, we knew that ‘helping ourselves’ was our only hope.� Help themselves they have, indeed. Ain’t that great? Info: nationalcornbread. com.

Dallas safety LaDarrell McNeil because his high school coach, Elzie Barnett, was on the SMU staff when Dooley worked for the Mustangs. McNeil is a hitter, a four-star prospect with pro potential. Dozens of colleges wanted him. Deion Bonner may prove to be a lockdown corner, an absolute requirement for a pressing pass defense. Sunseri, while at Alabama, got to know the lad and saw more than the Georgia arrest record. Truth be told, Sal convinced Dooley to take a chance. Rapid development is next. Periscope up. Ready, ready, almost ready, Vols against the Wolfpack, Aug. 31.

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It is bird’s nest time! NATURE NOTES | Dr. Bob Collier A gardening friend of mine showed me a new and active bird’s nest last week. It was situated in a small flame azalea bush, no leaves on it yet, but the birds apparently had confidence that the leaves would be there in time to hide and shelter the soonto-be baby birds. The nest was a thing of beauty, precisely constructed and containing four little blue eggs. It got me to thinking about bird’s nests, both in general and also on a personal level. Lots of us have memories of bird’s nests past, of watching eggs become baby birds, being fed constantly for days by attentive parents and quickly growing into feathered, then flying creatures. We watched a transformation nearly as amazing as the drama of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. As I mulled all that over, a bird’s nest memory from almost 40 years ago came to mind. My dad was finishing a hospital stay from a serious spell of what would eventu-

ally prove to be a terminal illness. We took him to our house with us for a few weeks to rehab and get back on his feet, a trying and worrisome time for him, us and the kids. Robins to the rescue! Like a small miracle, a pair of robins decided to build a nest on the windowsill of his room, eye level, almost in there with us. They finished it up, laid four eggs and proceeded to raise the babies, worm after worm. Gramp and the kids kept close watch on the proceedings, until after about two weeks, amid much chirping and cheeping and several anxious spectators, the fledglings did their first-day attempt at flying and were gone. And by then it was time for Grandpa, much improved, to go back to his house and the two nests back there were empty. A piece of family history with a bird’s nest. But, let me tell you about that latest nest, the one in the azalea bush. It turned out to be a chipping sparrow nest. Chipping sparrows are one of

our common local sparrows, and one of our smallest, with a light gray, unstreaked breast and a spiffy rufous-brown cap on their head. They make a neat little nest, about four inches around, of fine strands of dead grass and fine rootlets. They make the inner lining of the nest out of soft stuff, and their favorite material is hair – preferably horse hair or dog hair – sometimes plucked from its owner. The interesting thing about this nest was that they used some thin strips of plastic material my friend had used to protect her garden plants from the frost. You can see the handiwork in the photograph. The four eggs were robin’s-egg blue, but only about half the size of a robin’s egg. If things go well, they will hatch in 11-14 days and fly away in another 14. If things go well. There is a great big “if� in the situation. It’s the same “if� that all the birds face in raising their young each season. Many species of our

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songbirds are known to have 50 percent or less success rates in having a successful nesting season. It’s not a very good average. Just imagine some of the problems that face a pair of birds as they set out to raise a family. Your offspring begin as eggs with breakable shells that have to be kept intact, safe and warm. Then they become noisy, ravenously hungry, featherless, mostly mouth, little creatures that have to be corralled somehow so they can be fed constantly, every daylight hour, till they can fly away on their own. Birds don’t have hands, and they do all this activity, as one author put it, as if their hands were tied behind their backs. But, through the millennia, the birds have worked out the solution: build a nest. And nests, like birds, come in all shapes and sizes. The very simplest ones are called scrapes, just a flat place that they dust off and declare it to be a nest. Our best example around here is our inland shorebird, the killdeer. Loud and vocal, we see them around playgrounds and ball parks. They make their nests on flat roofs, in gravel driveways, in the outfield. Then there are the platform nests. Take mourning doves, for example. They toss a few sticks together in a tree in a couple of days and lay

their eggs. Their nests are so flimsy that you can often see the eggs as you look up through the bottom of the nest. On the other hand, the bald eagles take their platform nests very seriously. They use big sticks and branches, made to last. Used year after year, sometimes for 35 years, and added to every year, the nests sometimes reach the size of several hundred pounds. Grebes build nests that float among the reeds of their marshes. Kingfishers dig horizontal tunnels, six feet or more back into a stream bank. Baltimore orioles weave amazing long hanging baskets, suspended from the fork of a branch. And think of the contrast between the massive pile of sticks in the

eagle’s nest and the tiny but highly effective, oneinch jewel of cobwebs and lichens put together by a momma hummingbird. An expert in such matters can tell at a glance which species of bird made any given nest. Each member of a species makes their nest pretty much the same. Nobody teaches the birds how to make a nest. It’s all in there, programmed in their tiny bird brains, along with how to migrate here to our yards from South America every spring and home again in the fall. And what’s good to eat, and how to find it. It’s a complicated, exact, amazing process. It happens millions of times every spring. It’s one of the wonders of Nature.

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BEARDEN SHOPPER-NEWS • MAY 7, 2012 • A-7 Artist Mary Southgate shows some of her original art “Waxstractions” at the annual Rossini Festival and International Street Fair on April 28 on Gay Street downtown. Mary has been painting for two years and says her art is a cross between painting and stained glass. “The wax allows the light to permeate,” she says. She also makes tiedyed shirts to help promote her art. And she gives credit to her “agent” Eric Evers, adding, “I wouldn’t be where I am without him.” Info: 306-3167 or Photos by Jake Mabe

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Rossini Festival On our way to the Rossini Festival, we spotted the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube, one of the most popular exhibits (from Hungary) at the 1982 Knoxville World’s Fair, which is now housed in the lobby of the Holiday Inn next to the Knoxville Expo Center and the Sunsphere. The popular toy puzzle was created by Erno Rubik.

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This is the day This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118: 24 NRSV) Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. (Oprah Winfrey) Every day is a gift; that’s why we call it “the present.” (“Family Circus,” Bil Keane) He was the conductor of a college choir I sang in. He had an interesting mind and he loved young people – especially his students – almost as much as he loved music. He spent time with us, mostly over lunch after rehearsal. He took delight in the conversations, the friendly arguments, the firm convictions that floated around the table. He never tired of throwing a little gasoline on the fire, just to watch what we would do with it. One day, he asked, apropos of nothing, “So, what is the most exciting word in the English language?” “Airport!” was my immediate response. I was not quite 19 and had only recently been exposed to the wonders of international travel, a concert trip to Venezuela

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CROSS CURRENTS with the choir he directed. He looked over his glasses at me with a look I have never forgotten, but which I am at a loss to describe. Suffice to say, the intent of the look was, “Wrong, but thanks for playing!” There were other nominations around the table, and finally someone asked him what word he would suggest. “Today,” was his answer. I take that exchange out of my memory bank and think about it sometimes.

It seems to me that we are careless with our days. We spend them with less thought than we spend a dollar, without sparing a thought to the fact that we may earn another dollar, but we cannot make another day. Such thoughts nag at me, and I wonder what I should be doing that I am not doing. What am I leaving out: what pleasure, what kindness, what fellowship, what teachable moment am I missing? I am not advocating busyness for the sake of being busy. Quite the contrary, one of the things I probably should do more often is sit in my porch swing and listen to the world. I stepped out into my back yard in the early evening just the other night, and was amazed to see lightning bugs like stars all across my meadow. (It seems early for lightning bugs, doesn’t it?) A galaxy of lightning bugs (now there’s a “noun of assemblage” for you)! It was magical and wondrous, and I whispered a prayer of thanks for that unexpected moment of holy quiet, and the tiny living candles who shone to glorify the One who is the light of the world, and in the process, gave me such delight.

On a mission Shoppers were on a mission to find bargains at Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church, and the church’s rummage sale was to raise funds for “Hands-On Missions.” An upcoming mission is a trip to Costa Rica including doctors and veterinarians. Eye glasses will be brought for those in need. Some other missions have included “Project Crossroads” in Virginia to help Appalachian people, a visit to the Oklahoma Indian reservation, and Beaver Ridge’s own public food pantry and the FISH food pantry.

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Jamie Dinkens and Teresa Bunch shop for bargains at Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church’s rummage sale.


‘Mount and Mountain: Vol. 1’ Central Baptist Church of Fountain City recently hosted a book signing for senior pastor Dr. Mike Smith. Smith co-authored the book “Mount and Mountain, Volume 1: A Reverend and Rabbi Talk about The Ten Commandments” with Rabbi Rami Shapiro. Church member Lois Goddard is pictured talking to Smith’s wife, Grace, as Smith signs a copy of the book. Photo submitted

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Community Services ■ Concord United Methodist Church’s Caregiver Support Group, affiliated with Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc., meets 10 to 11:30 a.m. each first Tuesday in Room 226 at the church, 11020 Roane Drive. Anyone in the community who gives care to an elderly individual is invited. Info: 675-2835.

Fundraisers and sales ■ Park West Church, 7635 Middlebrook Pike, will host a “Bunco” fundraiser for kicko. org 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 9. Admission is $10. RSVP by emailing or call 523-4956.

Homecomings ■ John Sevier Baptist Church, 1401 Paramount Road, will have its homecoming celebration Sunday, May 20. Worship service will be held at 10:45 a.m. followed by lunch on the grounds and an afternoon softball game. Info or to RSVP: 546-1068 or email jgrester@

Rec programs ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, holds a beginner yoga class Mondays from 6-7 p.m. upstairs in the family

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life center. Cost is $10 per class or $40 for five classes. Bring a mat, towel and water. Info: Dena Bower, 567-7615 or email ■ Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive, has started Young Adult Professionals for anyone age 22-35 who wants to network with other young business professionals in the West Knoxville area. Seasoned professionals will discuss their experiences and how to live out your faith while growing into your profession. The first meeting will be held 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, in room E-109 of the worship center. The following meeting will be Tuesday, May 22. Info: email Glenna Manning at or Kelsey Feldman at kelsing01@

Seniors ■ The 55 Alive group from First Lutheran Church, 1207 North Broadway, will meet 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 10, in the meeting room to hear Marilyn Wing, world adventure traveler discuss “Around the World in a Bottle of Sand.” Wing will bring 80 samples of sand from places she’s visited. Reservations are necessary. Info: 524-0366.

Special Services ■ “Karns Family, Community and Education” meeting and covered dish will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Karns Community Center, 7708 Oak Ridge Highway. Info: 691-8792. ■ “Bearden Family, Community and Education” meeting will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Central Baptist Church of Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Drive. Info: 691-0010.

Women’s groups ■ The Knoxville Christian Women’s Connection will host the “Flowers of Hope Luncheon” with inspirational speaker Harolyn Benjamin from Alabama 10:45 a.m. Thursday, May 10, at Bearden Banquet Hall on Kingston Pike. Bluegrass and gospel musicians Joe Rose and friends will perform. Admission is $12. Complimentary child care by reservation only. RSVP by calling Marie at 382-1155 or email

Youth ■ Farragut Presbyterian Church Mother’s Day Out program and preschool registration is open for the 2012-2013 school year. Info: Beth Hallman, 671-4616 or email


Covenant Kids Run mascots Eddie B. Steady and Ace Smart congratulate Sequoyah Elementary School physical education teacher Becca Russell and principal Martha Hill during festivities to celebrate the school’s win of the Fittest School Challenge at the Covenant Kids Run. About onefourth of the student body participated in the run, which is an all-time record for the competition. In honor of the win, the physical education department received a check for $250 from the Knoxville Area Coalition on Childhood Obesity. Photos by S. Barrett

Sequoyah wins ‘Fittest School Challenge’

Sequoyah Elementary School 5th graders Brock Warwick and Lucy Marrett spoke to their fellow students about the fun and advantages of the school’s running club which had 80 members participate in the kids’ run. Lucy said she gets inspired by watching the kindergarten students try their best during club meets. Jason Altman, director of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon (and kids run) said of the 8,000 people who participated this year, 1,406 were kids. That is a big jump from 1,000 who participated last year. “A lot of that is because of Sequoyah Elementary,” he said.

West High School valedictorians Garrett Holt and Greg Tate Photo by Betty Bean

Valedictorians take aim By Betty Bean West High School’s Class of 2012 has three valedictorians, all with identical 4.404 grade point averages. Last week, two of them talked about their plans for the future (we’ll catch up with Reagan Long before graduation). Greg Tate and Garrett Holt are headed for the University of Tennessee in the fall, both have big ambitions. Greg, the son of Tracie and Greg Tate Sr., is interested in photography and politics and originally wanted to study architecture in college, but “I decided I wanted to be able to eat before I was 40,” he said. So he’s going to study engineering with the aim of opening his own firm. “After I get a master’s in that, I want to see how easy it would be to get an MBA,” he said. Garrett, the son of Gary and Mary Holt, plans to study business at UT. He

has been active in Key Club and served as Tennessee/ Kentucky governor (there are 33 of them nationally). He is one of 30 students chosen from 1,100 applicants to serve on the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, which administers $5 million in learning grants. He will serve for two years. Then, in 2014, he intends to embark on a political career and plans to run for the District 4 seat on the Knox County Board of Education now occupied by first term incumbent Lynne Fugate. It’s not that Fugate is doing a bad job, he says, but he thinks he has something new to offer. Garrett says he will add a youth perspective, and “I don’t think age dictates ability. Not a lot of people run for office, but I’ve been in the public education system for 13 years. The person serving in my district ran unopposed, and that’s never the best thing. I don’t know how good my chances will

be, but at the end of the day, it’s getting out there and trying your best to do something you believe in. I’m going to put up a fight.” Greg, who says his favorite TV show is “Mad Men,” a wicked comedy about an advertising agency set in the 1960s, has already designed a campaign button – “Wear it for Garrett.” He also thinks he might like to try politics, but his timeline is different from Garrett’s. “If the opportunity presents itself, yes, I’d like to try it. But I would first want to start a business and let it be successful,” he said. The two are close friends who never felt particularly competitive and have thought about rooming together in college, although so far that isn’t working out. “There were about 10 to 15 of us who had a pretty equal course load. We had a pretty good idea of the top 10 in our class, but nobody was really competing,” Garrett said.

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■ Girls’ soccer team tryouts will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 14-15, for all female students and upcoming 6th graders at Deane Hill Recreation Center, 7400 Deane Hill Drive. Players need to attend both nights and wear shin guards and cleats. Bring a No. 5 soccer ball and plenty of water. Everyone is invited to try out. Info: Rebecca Gill, 805-2525 or

■ A White Linen “Feast in the Field” benefit will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the school. A farm to table supper will be served and an auction will be held. Tickets are $125. Dress is summer-casual. All proceeds will go to the school. The silent auction starts at 6 p.m., a children’s art auction is at 7:30 and dinner is at 8. Info: Alice Smith, 777-9032 or

West Valley science guys Lewis Wang and Albert Xue, students at West Valley Middle School, were acknowledged at the Knox County Board of Education meeting last week as junior winners of the special Superintendent’s Award, given by Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre to participants at the Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair. McIntyre said more than 300 projects were submitted. His criteria for the Superintendent’s Awards are excellent technical aspects, “good science,” plus a “wow!” factor, the project is “kind of cool.” Wang and Xue looked at factors affecting the life of lithium batteries. Photo by S. Clark

BANKING JUST THE WAY YOU WANT IT. Greenway wins in history at state level For the ninth time, Greenway School students took top state honors and will advance to the nationwide National History Day competition in June. Abbey Huber won first place and the Dr. Rubin Brooks award for best research paper in the division. Awarded second place were Emma McLeod for her project on Jane Addams and Mallory Uphoff for her exhibit on the polio vaccine. Info: Photo submitted

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Bearden High School track coach Steve Prince, left, is optimistic that his 4x800 relay team, composed of Ben Pollack, Chase Hilton, Cory Oegema and Skylar Winchester, will win first at the state track meet later this month. Photo by Wendy Smith

Bearden High relay team hopes for first at state

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A.L. Lotts Elementary School 2nd graders Megan and Emily O’Neal celebrated their eighth birthday last week with a Skype call to internationally known best-selling author Gail Carson Levine. Best known for her book “Ella Enchanted,� Levine answered questions from By Wendy Smith the girls’ two classes, including where she finds inspiration for her stories and how much The hardest thing about she gets paid. When asked what she does for fun, she said, “Read.� Pictured with Levine’s coaching track is that the books are 2nd grade teacher Deborah Anderton, students Megan and Emily O’ Neal and season is so close to the 2nd grade teacher Jane Manning. Photo by S. Barrett end of the school year, says Bearden High School coach Steve Prince. With summer just around the corner, even athletes are inclined to slack off. A.L. Lotts Elementary School But that’s not the case teacher Kathy Alexander with the Bearden boys received the award for 4x800 relay team. The winoutstanding teacher by the ning combination of seniors Knox County Council Parent Skylar Winchester and Ben Teacher Association. Pollack, junior Cory Oegema, and sophomore Chase Hilton took third at the state track meet last year, and the team has its sights set on first this year. Prince thinks they’ve got a good chance at the title. “They’re very talented and very hard-working. And they’re hilarious.� Their shenanigans on the basketball court be-

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fore practice belie their running talent. The team’s fastest time this year is 8:02, and they’ve had the fastest time at three meets this year. They placed first at the Walt Disney World Invitational in Orlando in March, and first at the Mountain Brook Invitational in Alabama in April. They placed second at the Volunteer Track Classic, held in Knoxville in April, to a team they beat at Mountain Brook. But they’re proud of the fact that no relay team in Tennessee has beaten them this year. At press time, they were expecting healthy competition from Hardin Valley Academy and Farragut High School at the KIL Track and Field Championships, which were held last weekend. The TSSAA State Track

Meet will be held May 24-25 in Murfreesboro. The boys don’t have to look far for inspiration to do their best. “No one wants to be the weak leg,� says Winchester, who will attend the University of North Carolina at Asheville on a track scholarship in the fall. Pollack plans to attend Virgina Tech. To the chagrin of his coach, he plans to retire from track at the end of the season. If they win first at the state meet, the boys can look forward to receiving championship rings and an addendum to a photo of the team that hangs in the hallway at Bearden in honor of last year’s third-place win. Those honors will be almost as good as Hilton’s reward for winning the 5K 2011 Jingle Bell Run – a new dog.

West Knoxville Schools were represented in full force during the Knox County Council Parent Teacher Association’s “Evening of Elegance to Celebrate Excellence� at Rothchild Catering on April 19. A.L. Lotts Elementary School won more awards than any other school, including the President’s Participation Award and the Oak Leaf Award, which is presented for the school having 100 percent enrollment in the school’s PTA. Pictured are A.L. Lotts PTA president Nicole Siegel, Knox County PTA president Shannon Sumner and A.L. Lotts principal Adam Parker as they accept the award for Outstanding Local Unit. Parker also received the award for outstanding principal. Photo by T. Edwards

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The West Valley Junior Varsity baseball team won the middle school league championship game last week by defeating Farragut Middle School 7-6 after scoring three runs in the bottom of the last inning. Players and coaches are: (front) Chase Marine, Spencer Glover, Alex Cook, Harrison Heins, Tyson Beach, Bryce Robertson; (back) coach Tom Marine, Nathan Atkins, James Basse, James Orler, Keith Gabrielson, coach Kendal Wells, Paul Underwood, Shawn DeAngelo, Thomas Gore, coach Jim Gore and coach Buddy Heins. Photo submitted

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Dignitaries posing with the Civil War Trail marker are: Commissioner of Tourist Development Susan Whitaker; Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero; Dr. Carroll Van West, co-chair of the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial; Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett; Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill; Dr. Angela Masini, president of Hola Hora Latina; Mul Wyman with the Farragut Folklife Museum; Lou LaMarche as Adm. David Farragut; Knox County Parks and Recreation Director Doug Bataille; and Margot Kline, who helped spearhead the move to get the marker placed.

Adm. David Glascow Farragut, the guest of honor, showed up – in spirit, thanks to Lou LaMarche, chair of the Farragut Folklife Museum board.

‘Smooth Sailing’ Dedication of Civil War Trail marker honors Admiral Farragut By Sherri Gardner Howell The good Admiral can still draw a crowd. Three mayors, a state senator, numerous representatives from city and county councils and board of aldermen, historians, Civil War buffs, Daughters of the American Revolution and community leaders made up a large crowd on April 28 for the unveiling of the official Civil War Trail Marker honoring Adm. David Glascow Farragut at Admiral Farragut Park. The setting was chosen for more than aesthetic beauty. The marker sits on the bank of the cove, across from the place where David Glascow Farragut was born in 1801. Margot Kline, one of the community leaders who helped spearhead getting the Trail marker, served as master of ceremonies, welcoming co-sponsors Hola Hora Latina. Adm. Farragut’s roots as the son of a merchant captain from Minorca, Spain, provided the tie to Hola. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero quipped that she might be a distant cousin of Farragut, as Rogero’s family also came from the Spanish port city of Ciutadella, Minorca. Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett also spoke about Farragut, with McGill expressing the town of Farragut’s pride in Adm. Farragut’s significant role in the nation’s history. Commissioner of Tourist Development Susan Whitaker reminded those gathered of the importance of cultural and historic sites as draws for tourists. “Visitors to Tennessee are two times more likely to visit a cultural and historic site.

With the trail marker program, we have taken the time to do it right,” said Whitaker. “We now have 234 markers in 77 counties in the state.” Lou LaMarche, chair of the Farragut Folklife Museum board, came dressed as Adm. Farragut. He told

Helping celebrate the unveiling of the Civil War Trail Marker in Admiral Farragut Park on April 28, are Commission of Tourist Development Susan Whitaker, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Tennessee Daughters of the American Revolution State Treasurer Julia Springer and Eleanor Meisenheimer, with the Andrew Bogle DAR.

the crowd of the hardships of Farragut’s family and the humility of Adm. Farragut. “Adm. Farragut never posed as a hero,” said LaMarche. “He was a military man.” Dr. Carroll Van West, co-chair of the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial, thanked those who had

worked to secure the right place for the Civil War Trail marker. “We wanted a place that would tell his story,” said West. “This spot is not only a beautiful view, but a historical view. The river helped define the history of Tennessee, including why the Farragut family settled

here.” West added that Farragut was not only a hero to Tennesseans, but to the nation. “He served in countless wars and has a pivotal place in American history. David Farragut brought the U.S. Navy into its modern era.” Helping make the special event moving were the

presentation of the colors by members of the Farragut High School Junior ROTC and the inspiring vocals of Kelle Jolly singing the national anthem and the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” She was accompanied on the snare drum by Martin Hodge.

Margot Kline welcomes dignitaries and guests to the unveiling of the Civil War Trail Marker honoring Adm. David Farragut. The marker was dedicated April 28 in Admiral Farragut Park, off Northshore.

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Heading to the nationals The Cedar Springs home school group recently won the state Science Olympiad Competition and will travel to the national competition in Orlando on May 18. Of the 2,000 students who will compete, these are the only 15 from Tennessee. Pictured are: (front) Daniel Jordan, Daniel Rickman, Keith Williams, Quinton Wright, Charlie Held, Andrew Jerome, Amy van der Merwe, coach Lea Bosse, Emily Bass; (back) Drake Lahr, Ethan Rickman, Sam Held, Britton Jordan, Cody Powers, Zachary Jerome, coach Meryl van der Merwe, coach Joannie Ham, Elizabeth Ham, John Owen Finley, Grace Peters, Lauren Warwick, Maria Hudson and Chase Lahr. Not pictured is Susanna Diamond. Photo submitted

Meredith-Loyd named debutante Bearden High School junior Brianna Nicole MeredithLoyd, daughter of Glyn and LaDonna Loyd, was presented as a 2012 Alpha Kappa Alpha Debutante on Saturday. The presentation was the culmination of several months of activities designed to foster and encourage leadership skills, academic and cultural excellence, healthy peer interactions, and community service.

‘Gift of Hope’ luncheon The “Gift of Hope” fundraising luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 7, at Knoxville Convention Center. All proceeds will go toward the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley. Master of Ceremonies will be Hallerin Hilton Hill.

SPORTS NOTES ■ The 10th annual Bulldog Classic Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, May 10, at Willow Creek Golf Course. Bearden alumnus Bert Bertelkamp will serve as honorary host. The tournament will be a four person scramble with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Catered lunch will be served at noon and lots of prizes will be

awarded. Proceeds will go to the school and contributions outside of player fees are tax deductible. Info and registration: Robin Gold, 254-3762 or

REUNIONS ■ Central High School Class of 1957 will hold its 55th reunion 6 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Beaver Brook Country Club’s 19th Hole and 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Beaver Brook Country Club. ■ Central High School Class of 1962 will hold its 50-year reunion July 6-7. Info: Bob Davis, 689-4302, or Diane Turner Sebby, 521-6652. ■ Central High School Class of 1967 will hold its 45th reunion Friday through Sunday, July 22-24. Info: Idonna Tillery Bryson, 6885816, or Ann Paylor Williams, 687-7759.

■ Fulton High School Alumni Association will host the fourth annual Wall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony Saturday, June 2, at Rothchild Catering and Banquet Hall on Kingston Pike. Meet-and-greet starts at 4 p.m.; banquet begins at 6:30. An open house will be held at Fulton High from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, June 3. Cost is $50 for the banquet and $5 for the open house. ■ Fulton High School Class of 1972 is planning its 40th reunion celebration 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at The Foundry, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive and will include a catered dinner buffet, photos by a professional photographer that will be available online, Jake the DJ from Ogle Entertainment and more. The cost is $45 until May 14, $55 May 15 to July 13 and $75 at the door. Dress is business casual. Mail registration to: FHS Class Reunion, 4224 Williamson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37938. Info: Debbie Helton Keebler, 922-0049. ■ Fulton High School will host an open house for every graduating class from 1952 to present 2-6 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the school. Any class choosing to host a gathering must notify the FHS Alumni Association to reserve a room. Each class is responsible for their expense of the hosting of the room. Info: fhsalumni@ Refreshments will be available. ■ Gibbs High School Class of 1967 will hold its 45th reunion 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Angelos’ at the Point in Dandridge. Reservations/info: Nancy Breeding, 922-3120. ■ Powell High Class of 1972 will hold its 40th class reunion Saturday, June 23. Deadline to register is Tuesday, May 15. Info: Lynette Brown, lbrown8042@aol. com or 548-2890.

COMMUNITY CLUBS ■ The Knoxville Bonsai Society will host the ninth annual Spring Bonsai Show Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, at the UT Hollingsworth Auditorium. Guest artist Bjorn Bjorholm will host demonstrations and instructive workshops. Bonsai societies from across the state and western North Carolina will show their best. Plants and supplies will be for sale. Free admission. Info: ■ The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable will host author and historian Frank A. O’Reilly at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Bearden Banquet Hall. O’Reilly will discuss “The Battle of McDowell, Va., and Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign.” Everyone is invited. Admission is $5 or have the buffet at 7 p.m. for $17. RSVP by calling 671-9001 by 11 a.m. Monday, May 7. ■ The Harvey Broome Group/Sierra Club will host hiker, photographer and blogger Doug McFalls 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church to discuss his backcountry hiking experiences and photos of the Smokies. Everyone is invited. ■ Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the MabryHazen House, 1711 Dandridge Ave. There will be a “clean-up day” held afterward at Bethel Cemetery where more than 1600 confederate soldiers are buried, including many from Fort Sanders. ■ The YWCA’s annual “Meeting of the Membership” will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at 420 W. Clinch Ave. New board members will be elected; outgoing members will be saluted. RSVP by Wednesday, May 9. Info: 523-6126.

KIDS NOTES ■ Ijams Story Time: “A Giraffe and a Half” by Shel Silverstein is 1 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Ijams Nature Center. Includes a fun craft. Free, but donations accepted. To register: 577-4717, ext. 110 ■ Story Time with Miss Helen, 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10, at Smart Toys and Books, 9700 Kingston Pike in Franklin Square. ■ “Mommy and Me” art classes at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon Friday, May 11, at Smart Toys and Books. $5 materials fee; reservations required in advance. Ages 2 and up. ■ Elementary Explorers – Wonderful Wetlands is 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Ijams Nature Center for ages 6-8. Free to members, $15 for nonmembers. To register: 577-4717, ext. 110. ■ Children’s Festival of Reading, presented by the Knox County Public Library, will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, on the World’s Fair Park Festival Lawn and Amphitheater. The kick-off celebration for the summer reading programs will feature many authors and illustrators. Admission is free; free parking is available in most surrounding lots. Info: or 215-8767. ■ Engino Building - Engineer/Architect Creativity Workshop for ages 7-12 will be 9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 4, to Friday, June 8, in the Community Room of the Farragut Town Hall, located at 11408 Municipal Center Drive across from the Farragut Branch Post Office. Cost: $145 per child. Info and to register: 966-7057. ■ The Muse, an emerging children’s science museum coming to Knoxville, is seeking the community’s input through an online survey. To participate, visit www.

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Brown to play with Birmingham-Southern Ashley Campbell (center) was recognized at the Knox County Board of Education meeting last week as a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition. In all, 19 students from five local high schools were recognized. Bearden had six finalists. Pictured are Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre, board chair Thomas Deakins, Campbell, board member Cindy Buttry and Bearden High School principal Dr. John Bartlett. Photo by S. Clark

Webb School of Knoxville student Kelsey Brown has signed to play basketball with Birmingham-Southern. Pictured at the signing with Kelsey (seated, second from left) are (seated) Kelsey’s parents, Michael and Jill; Kelsey’s brother, Chase; (standing) Webb Upper School head Matt Macdonald; Webb varsity girls basketball head coach Shelley Collier and Kelsey’s former basketball coaches at the Boys and Girls Club, Mike Capps and Rob Wampler. Brown has made it to the state basketball tournament every year throughout high school and was a member of the 2009 and 2012 state championship teams. Photos submitted

Bearden High has six National Merit finalists Bearden High School had six finalists in the National Merit competition. Ashley Campbell is the daughter of David and Brenda Campbell. She will graduate fourth in her class and is an AP Scholar with Distinction. She served on the senior committee, the swim team and the track team. She was a member of the HOSA Club, Key Club, Photography Club and Stellar Scholars Club. She plans to attend UT. Nicholas Davies is the son of Steven and Colleen Davies. He is Mu Alpha Theta and the recipient of the Energy Solutions Foundation Scholarship and the Governor’s School for Computational Physics scholarship. He is a member of the Math Club, the National Honor Society, the marching band and the concert

band. He participated in dual enrollment coursework with UT, Pellissippi State and Stanford University. He plans to attend the University of Alabama, majoring in mechnical engineering. Robert Jones is the son of Steve and Kelley Jones. He has played in the Bearden marching band for four years and was selected for both the All-State East Senior Clinic and the Knox County Honor Band. He is an Eagle Scout who plans to attend UT, majoring in mechanical engineering. Martin Lu is the son of Michael Lu and Linda Sio. He was chosen for All-State East Band, All County Band and the senior committee. He is an Eagle Scout and a karate instructor. He plans to attend Vanderbilt University, majoring in biomedical or chemical engineering. Jacob Steimer, the

son of Mark and Julie Steimer, was a member of the National Honor Society, Students Mentoring Another Class, Key Club, marching band, Latin Club and is Mu Alpha Theta. He won the Al Neuharth Free Spirit journalism award for Tennessee. He took second place in the Roman History in Tennessee Latin Convention and was selected for the East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra. Madison Stott is the son of Dave and Anne Miller Stott. He is an AP Scholar with Distinction, a member of the National Honor Society and also attended the Governor’s School for the Sciences and Engineering. At Bearden, he belonged to Key Club, Chess Club and Film Club. He plans to attend UT to major in chemical engineering.

CAK athletes to compete in college Christian Academy of Knoxville has announced that Jonathan Allen, Clay Powers, Kenny Campbell have signed national letters of intent to play college sports. Powers (center) signed to play football next year at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Allen (left) signed to play tennis at CarsonNewman College and Campbell signed to wrestle at the University of the Cumberlands.

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Safety City: By Anne Hart For parents with children needing to keep occupied during the summer months when school is out, few things can top a learning experience disguised as fun. Educators and parents of young children alike believe the best learning is accomplished when an element of fun is added to the mix. And that’s exactly the environment available at Knoxville’s Safety City, a community service project of the Knoxville Police Department. The project is a child-size town complete with roads, buildings, paved streets and sidewalks, traffic signs and working traffic lights. Part of the fun is that the pint sized buildings and local landmarks are recognizable. There’s a replica of the Sunsphere and close by is a pond designed to look like the one at World’s Fair Park. Also replicated are the old Market House, which stood on downtown’s Market Square; the Arnstein Building, Knoxville College, the Tennessee Theatre, Children’s Hospital, a firehouse, a grocer y store, the old K n o x Count y

Courthouse and various houses. In a setting just their size, children are taught the basics of safety at home, at school, while riding in a vehicle or on a bike, walking on the sidewalk and crossing the street. They also learn what to do in a variety of emergency situations. Located at 165 S. Concord St., the extension of Neyland Drive after it bumps into Kingston Pike, Safety City is free to the public and is offering special hours during the summer months. The spot is so popular that all of the summer classes filled up quickly, but Safety City will be open as a park on Mondays and Thursdays from June 11 through July 30 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Children cannot be dropped off. They must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Families may bring their own bicycles with helmets for the children, battery-powered cars, non-motorized scooters, doll buggies and walking shoes. Skateboards will not be allowed.

There are two parks with picnic tables – one for toddlers and one designed for children ages five to nine. While there will be no hands-on instruction from staff, there will be staff members on hand checking for helmets and making certain all safety rules are followed. Lynn Moore, training specialist for Safety City, says the operation meets all state regulations for its school-year curriculum of safety training for second graders, including bike safety, pedestrian, passenger, 911 emergency and fire safety. “During the summer months we work with a larger variety of ages” Moore says, “and the classes are very popular. They filled up quickly this year.” The summer offerings also include personal water safety, playground safety and bus safety. Knoxville’s Safety City has been in operation for ten years, and Moore says that while there are no firm numbers to substantiate its success, there can be little doubt the instruction available there has saved lives, while letting children have fun as they learn.

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Kaitlyn Dyer, a 1st grader at Tate School of Discovery, puts her finishing touches on a sponge snake as her mom, Michelle, and Smart Toys & Books employee Grace McMichael watch. Kaitlyn came to the Spring Garden Festival to take part in the Ijams Recycling Class.

Flowers and Ladybugs interacted with the children and adults at the 19th annual Spring Garden Festival on April 28. The festival is organized and hosted by the Knox County Council of Garden Clubs and the Franklin Square Merchants Association. From left are Claudia Garza, Carmen Depaoli, Emily Brown and Callye Stonebrook.

Flower power: Garden Festival pleases dirt-diggers, fun-seekers By Sherri Gardner Howell It was a great day to love dirt. The 19th annual Spring Garden Festival at Franklin Square saw a beautiful day for shopping, learning, listening, playing and then taking all those flowering promises home to put down roots. The festival is sponsored by the Knox County Council of Garden Clubs and the Franklin Square Merchants Association. Vendors offered shoppers a variety of growing things: annuals, perennials, native plants and herbs. Master gardeners had a booth to give advice and offer frank discussion on what grows

best here and how to solve gardening challenges. For the children, Smart Toys and Books, as well as other merchants, provided activities that included coloring sponge snakes. The Akima Singers and the Concord Brass entertained with outdoor concerts that lifted spirits and had visitors singing along. Many area garden club members volunteered to help the day go smoothly. Caroline Woodring, whose home club is the Village Green Garden Club, helped coordinate the event for the Knox County Council of Garden Clubs. Other familiar faces from

The annual Spring Garden Festival benefits from the organizational skills of volunteers such as, from left, Caroline Woodring, Carol Stambaugh, Peggy Cameron, Dick Woodring and Christa Keyes. Caroline, whose home garden club is Village Green, is with the Knox County Council of Garden Clubs and was a chair of the Festival. Carol and Peggy are with Village Green Garden Club, and Christa is a member at Norwood. Farragut included Carol Stambaugh, Peggy Cameron and Dick Woodring. Proceeds from the event benefit garden council projects including the Children’s Garden at Racheff House and Garden.

Erica Lambert, owner of Dixie Lee Greenhouse, talks with Carole Whited at the 19th annual Spring Garden Festival at Franklin Square. Carole and her co-chair Linda Ford are preparing for the 2013 Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs’ State convention in Knoxville.

Scott Bradford watches as his children, Laurel and Landon, look over information on flowers at the 19th annual Spring Garden Festival at Franklin Square.




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Strike for success By Pam Fansler The 30th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake in April was a winning e v e n t for the children served by Big BrothFansler ers Big Sisters of East Tennessee, with the fundraiser bringing in $180,000. First Tennessee Bank was once again proud to participate. Many First Tennessee employees took to the lanes, had fun and contributed to a great cause. Non-bowlers participated by cheering on their colleagues. Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, oneto-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Through these relationships, children achieve success throughout their lives. The organization has

been changing the community through the power of one-to-one mentoring since 1970. Mentored children have a better chance of succeeding in school, are less likely to use drugs or violence and are better able to get along with family and friends. Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature fundraising and awareness event. Participants from Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Maryville and Tri-Cities hit the lanes with more than 1,000 bowlers contributing to this year’s success. All funds raised by bowlers directly benefit the programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee. The funding provides for community outreach to recruit more volunteers and reaching more children. Additionally, it provides the financial resources to conduct criminal background reports on the volunteers, and provides the program services to give quality program support

Young-Williams staff member Cody Nations is with his buddy Shooter, a 12-year-old hound mix. Shooter brings joy to the staff and is ready to go home with you today. Visit the main center at 3210 Division St. or the Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike. Both facilities are open daily from noon to 6 p.m. If you don’t have time to drop by and take a look, visit to see photos of all of the center’s adoptables and call 2156599 for more information about each pet.

AARP driver safety class For registration info about these AARP driver safety classes, call Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. ■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 14-15, Strawberry Plains Senior Center, 3104 Old Andrew Johnson Highway. ■ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, Church Street UMC, 900 Henley St. ■ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, May 15-16, Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway. ■ Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 16-17, O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. ■ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 16-17, Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Dr. ■ Noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, Halls Senior Center, 4200 Crippen Road.

Mother’s Day mammograms Tennova Healthcare is offering Mother’s Day specials on mammograms. Those who bring their mom, daughter, sister or other special female to Tennova can receive a free hand paraffin dip, refreshments including chocolate-covered strawberries, and a special gift. Eligible screenings are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this week: May 9 – Physicians Regional Medical Center, 900 E. Oak Hill Ave.; May 10 – North Knoxville Medical Center, 7565 Dannaher Drive; May 11 – Turkey Creek Medical Center, 10820 Parkside Drive; and Thursday, May 17, at Tennova South, 7323 Chapman Hwy. To schedule, call 545-7771 or 1-855-836-6682.

Pam Fansler is president, First Tennessee Bank’s East Tennessee region.


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to each match, ensuring longer, stronger matches. Myra Yeatman, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee, said, “Bowl for Kids’ Sake helps us continue to put the guidance, friendship and fun of mentors in the lives of children, and through the support of East Tennesseans, we will be able to support 180 children with mentors. Research demonstrates that Big Brothers Big Sisters’ brand of oneto-one mentoring helps children stay in school and stay out of trouble. We’re grateful for all our supporters and for the ‘Big’ way they help us impact the lives of children in our community through a successful Bowl for Kids’ Sake.” Big Brothers Big Sisters broadens children’s perspectives and helps them learn how to make good choices. Participation in Bowl for Kids’ Sake helps start children on the path to fulfi lling their potential and succeeding in school and life. At First Tennessee, we regard this as an investment with a high return.

CRITTER CALENDAR ■ “Planning for Your Pet’s Care in Your Estate” workshop will be held 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 8, at Panera Bread in the Mercedes Place in Bearden. Anne McKinney will lead the discussion. Admission is free but seating is limited. RSVP by emailing or call 675-8496. ■ Young-Williams Animal Center’s board of directors will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, in the Adcock-Jones community room at the center’s location on Division Street. ■ Rabies vaccinations for $10 will be given 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at several Knox County schools including Hardin Valley Elementary and Brickey Elementary. All animals must be restrained (leashes for dogs and cats in pillowcases). Sponsored by Knox County Health Department and the Knoxville Veterinarian Medical Association. Info: 215-5000. ■ The second annual “Bark for Your Park” nationwide contest will be held this month by PetSafe, which will select 15 finalist communities Friday, June 15, to produce a video and possibly win $100,000 for a dog park in their area. Winners will be announced Aug. 3. Info:

■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or www. ■ Covenant Health’s Bodyworks offers community exercise for all ages at $3 per class. Classes include Easy Cardio Max, Mind and Body, and Senior Cardio. Visit www.covenanthealth. com/bodyworks or call 541-4500 to find a location near you.

Jeff and Denise Hood of the District Gallery. Photo by S. Carey

‘A big step of faith’ Jeff and Denise Hood, co-owners of the District Gallery and Framery, are sometimes surprised that they own a gallery, even though they’ve been open since November.

Shannon Carey The pair were high school sweethearts. “We’ve been together longer than we were ever apart,” said Jeff. They’ve been married for 16 years and have two children, Caroline and Carter. Jeff worked at Hanson Gallery in Bearden for 19 years as production manager, doing custom framing and art installation.

When the Hansons retired and closed up shop, Jeff’s phone started ringing with customers asking what he’d do next. The strong suggestion was that he should open his own gallery and framing business. The Hoods started to pray about it. Denise said the prayers went something like, “We are not opening a business in this economy.” But, doors kept opening. The perfect space became available in Bearden. “It was just where we were supposed to be,” said Denise. “It was a big step of faith.” Jeff and Denise work as a team, each using their talents to grow the business. Denise, who owns a successful court reporting firm, shepherded the gallery through the legal side of opening. Jeff built all the gallery’s fixtures and right away began using his

unique talents. When the gallery opened, the framing and restoration side of the business was slammed with former Hanson Gallery customers who had held work until Jeff could get started. “It was a good problem to have,” said Jeff. Denise says Jeff is “beyond just a framer. He is an artist who is doing framing.” Denise helps with the art side as well. She accompanies Jeff on buying trips across the country and says she loves visiting studios and building relationships with artists. She also has a knack for selecting items that will sell. Just ask Jeff about the line of super-cute patchwork bird pillows, each named after an opera singer, hand-selected by Denise. “She brought those in and I said ‘This will not sell,’ ” Jeff said. They sold out. Twice. The Hoods enjoy being in business together, saying that the experience has made them stronger as a couple. They said the most important thing is to love what you do and work hard. “There has to be passion,” said Jeff. “You have to be passionate to carry through with it. If you’re going to do it, go at it full force.” Info: thedistrictgallery. com, 200-4452. Shannon Carey is the Shopper-News general manager and sales manager. Contact Shannon at shannon@

Ashes to host fund-raiser

Victor and Joan Ashe will host a fund-raiser for Scenic Knoxville, a nonprofit advocacy organization which typically prefers scenic views to flashing billboards and tall signs. The event is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the newly-renovated Ashe home on Kingston Pike. Victor Ashe will speak on issues affecting the scenic beauty of Knoxville. Guests

will enjoy catered appetizers and beverages and an opportunity to see the collection of paintings and sculpture that Victor and Joan purchased during his tenure as Ambassador to Poland. Tickets are $50 ($40 for members of Scenic Knoxville) and must be purchased before noon today (May 7). Tickets can be purchased at Seating is limited.

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■ Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. each third Monday at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 2187081. ■ Stop Smoking: 1-800-7848669 (1-800-QUITNOW) is a program of the Knox County Health Department. The hotline is answered 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. ■ Support group meeting for family members or caregivers of an adult with a mental illness is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each third Tuesday at Cherokee Health Systems, 2018 Western Ave. 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: Penny Sparks, 544-6279. ■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support, for any adult who is suffering loss, meets 5 to 6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or to reserve a spot: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6277.

Loyal After a life of neglect, Loyal is finally getting the attention and love he deserves. On the death of his elderly owner, the family decided to abandon him at an area shelter. When contacted, we were told this boy was 14-15 years old. From first photos of him, he looked it, but we wanted to check him out and decide for ourselves. In two weeks this boy turned around, no longer the lost look and painful movement. Now there was light in his eyes, a smile on his face, and a wagging tail when he recognized someone. The best news of all, he is probably only 8-10 years old. He would love to live out his retirement years in a pleasant and climate controlled living. Please consider Loyal as your next companion. He still has some missing coat but slowly with good diet and supplements, a little daily exercise, he is starting to look more and more like a Golden Retriever who has a lot of love to give.

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Volunteer celebrates 50 years at Fort Sanders Regional She travels all over the world, but 90-year-old Margaret Weeks feels most at home when she’s helping patients and visitors at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. Volunteering is a long-term commitment for Weeks. For more than a half century, she’s volunteered with Fort Sander’s Ladies’ Auxiliary each week. Weeks first began her volunteer work with Fort Sanders as a young wife and mother in the early 1960s, before the hospital officially kept record of volunteer hours. It’s estimated that in the past 50 years, Weeks has given more than 10,000 hours of service to the medical center. “She’s from that wonderful generation of women who stayed home and raised their children, and also gave a day of volunteerism to their church, school and their hospital,” explains Paula Minhinnett, Fort Sanders Regional Volunteer Coordinator. In her tenure at Fort Sanders, Weeks has also logged thousands of miles traveling through the hospital’s hallways selling items

“Only a life lived in service of others is worth living.” – Albert Einstein to patients and visitors from the Auxiliary’s Hospitality Cart. The proceeds from the cart sales fund extra equipment for the hospital such as patient recliners, medication carts and defibrillators. Weeks is competitive about cart sales totals. “The best selling floor is the baby unit on the 6th floor,” she says. “We work hard to outsell the other cart volunteers each week,” she smiles. Weeks, who recently turned 90, has no plans to retire from her volunteer work any time soon. She says the joy she gets from talking with patients and visitors helps keep her young. She offers this advice: “It’s important to keep going and always try to do something for Margaret Weeks raises money for the Fort Sanders Regional Auxiliary by selling items from the Hospitality Cart each someone else.” week. Weeks, who recently turned 90, has volunteered at the hospital for more than 50 years.

Volunteer programs at Fort Sanders Regional Whether your passion is music, ministry or animals, Fort Sanders Regional offers several excellent volunteer opportunities that benefit patients, visitors and community members. ■ Fellowship center: Volunteers assist visitors who stay in Fort Sanders’ hospitality house for the families of patients from outside the region. ■ HABIT (Human Animal Bonding In Tennessee): Pet owners who share the unconditional love of a pet with patients and caregivers. ■ Stephen ministers: Lay ministers who provide spiritual support to patients and caregivers. ■ Heartstrings: A musical group that entertains patients and visitors each month. ■ Mended Hearts: Volunteers offer hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. ■ Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center Visionaries: Former patients help current patients by reading to them, helping them write letters, and providing conversation and friendly company. ■ Student volunteers: High School and college students share their special gifts and energy with hospital patients and staff.

Helping others is good for YOUR health! Research indicates that people who volunteer generally have better health. Studies show that when a person performs a service for others, their body releases endorphins. Endorphins, often associated with a runner’s high, help the body experience a sustained feeling of calm that can increase overall emotional health. Volunteering is particularly beneficial for empty nesters, people who are recently widowed or those who have had a major life change such as retirement or a move. In addition to bolstering health and bettering the community, volunteering provides the opportunity to: ■ Connect with others in your community ■ Share your skills and gain new ones ■ Increase your self-confidence and sense of purpose ■ Meet new people from all walks of life ■ Enhance your resume and make important networking contacts ■ Promote a worthwhile activity ■ Feel needed and valued ■ Experience something new

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Auxiliary presents donation to hospital The Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Auxiliary raised more than $250,000 for the hospital in 2012 through gift shop sales and volunteer fundraisers. The donation will be used to fund nursing scholarships, patient social services, as well as extra medical equipment at Fort Sanders. Vice President of Operations and Chief Nursing Officer Jenny Hanson (left) accepts the donation from Auxiliary president Mary Childs and gift shop coordinator Joan Howard (right).

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Eagles pick patriotic lodging During a recent trip to Shiloh National Military Park, one of the most memorable experiences for my family wasn’t the actual battlefield itself or seeing artifacts from soldiers who fought on the land where we stood. Our pleasant surprise sat several feet off the ground in the crook of a tall tree. The enormous nest of a pair of bald eagles was perched in a shaded spot at the side of the motor trail at Shiloh. The eagles Hiram and

Julia – named by chief ranger Stacy Allen after Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia – have become familiar in the area.

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Critter Tales “They made their nest here for a reason,” said

ranger Chris Mekow, who has worked at the park for more than six years and speaks on behalf of the duo. “They are here because of the river. It’s their food source,” he said, although eagles usually don’t like a lot of commotion and the nest is road side where visitors pass through every day. According to Mekow, the eagles f ly away after nesting season. They will only hang around if there are eggs or eaglets to care for. This is the fifth year the eagles have returned

to nest at this spot. Unfortunately, during the weekend of April 29, the pair’s eaglet that had recently hatched was found lying at the bottom of the tree with a broken wing. It has since been taken to a raptor specialist in Jackson who will rehabilitate the eaglet. Since it will not be able to be released back into the wild, it will remain in captivity and help educate folks about eagles and rehabilitation. When asked about the irony of the national bird

making its home at a national battlefield, Mekow said several units in the Civil War used the image of an eagle as a mascot. It seems only fitting that the pair would make Shiloh their home. Hiram and Julia have developed quite a fan base. To see more photos of them, visit the park’s website at shil/ or become a fan of its Facebook page at www. Question or comment for Sara? Call her at 218-9378 or email her at barretts@

This beauty is one-half of the bald eagle couple currently nesting at Shiloh National Military Park in West Tennessee. Photo by S. Barrett

‘Gift of Hope’ luncheon The “Gift of Hope” fundraising luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 7, at Knoxville Convention Center. All proceeds will go toward the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley. Master of Ceremonies will be Hallerin Hilton Hill.

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KARNS, FSBO, 2505 Sherwin Rd. 865-531-7456. 3 BR, 2 BA, 2500 SF 1 level rancher, $184,900. Open House Sun. 5/6, 2-4. All Karns Schools. Many updates. Huge Fla rm with frpl, hdwd & tile floors thruout. Great outdoor patio & huge deck. All maint. free. On cul-de-sac. No thru traffic.

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Condos- Townhouses 42 Ftn City Townhome

Halls/Gibbs, 2 BR, 1 BA WD conn., no pets. $500 mo. & $500 sec. dep. 1 yr. lse req. 6512 Archer Rd. 865-388-2736 KARNS, 3 BR, 2,000 SF, all appls. No pets. $1150/mo. 865691-8822, 865-660-3584

Manf’d Homes - Sale 85 1996 CREIGHTON 16x76, remodeled, West Knox location. Need to sell, $8500. 423-231-2023. I BUY OLDER MOBILE HOMES. 1990 up, any size OK. 865-384-5643

2 BR, 2 BA, 1 car gar., $134,900.

Manf’d Homes - Rent 86

For info 865-679-8105 or 865-898-4558

MARYVILLE. 2 BR mobile home beh. Home Depot. $495. 865-388-0610

$10,000 savings for 30 day close.

Residence Lots 44

Trucking Opportunities 106

asking $400 ea. Call 423-506-7853. ***Web ID# 976546***

68K mi., Blue. towpkg Save THOUSANDS, $27,900. 865-389-3154. Factory Direct, ***Web ID# 974861*** Discount Shipping Canceled Order BORDER COLLIE, Clearance Buildings. GMC ENVOY Denali ABCA reg., vet ckd, 2007, silver w/lthr 24x20, 20x30, More! UTD on shots, par- Limited Availability. int., loaded, great ents on prem. $300. Call Today, 877-280-7456 cond, 88K mi, Ask865-242-7375, 399-6539 ing $16,500. NADA ***Web ID# 975307*** $20,0000. 865-382-7643 Flowers-Plants 189 CHIHUAHUA PUPS, 7 wks, CKC reg. 1st S&W, blk/tan, choc/tan DAYLILIES 135 Varieties. Lg clumps of $200-$250. 865-573-6750 named daylilies. ***Web ID# 976332*** Jacksboro. 423-871-1604 English Bulldog puppies, champ bldlns, 201 AKC unlimited reg. Apparel/Acc. $1200. 865-250-6896 GERMAN SHEPHERD NEED EXTRA CASH??? WILL BUY - Brand AKC Champ. line pups name clothing & $500. Google AE, A&F, bebe, c h er o k ee sp ri ng s sh ep h e rd s access. Gap, Forever 21, 865-617-2879 or 865-376-2961 Hollister, Miss Me, INFINITI QX56 2006, Limited, Roxy, & 4WD, great cond, white, Golden Retriever M&F others. All sizes, good DVD, Nav., 138K mi, puppies, light blonde, cond. & current. $18,900. 865-776-9823 AKC reg, 1st shots, 865-932-1220, lv. msg. $300. 423-494-7468 ***Web ID# 974279*** LAB, CHOCOLATE female, 4 yrs. old, purebred, $395 firm. 865-230-7860


214 Imports

BUYING OLD U.S. Coins, Gold & Silver


Mercedes S430 2005, like new, silver, new Michelins, well-maint. 120k mi. $17,900. 865-776-9823

LAB PUPPIES, black Will Consider females, reg., TOYOTA CAMRY 2005 mother on prem. Collectibles, Diamonds XLE, 4 cyl, leather, or Old Guns. $350. 865-748-5654 CD, automatic, sun Free Appraisals roof. Excellent con7600 Oak Ridge Hwy. MALTI-POO, dition. 56,600 miles. 865-599-4915 5 mos. old white $13,000 or best offer. male, very sweet, 865-671-5795 $300. 865-304-6501 Arts Crafts 215 VOLVO STATION PUG PUPPIES, 6 wks. Wagon 2002, V70 XC, old, 1st S&W, fawn loaded, 207K mi. LOCALLY GROWN, w/black masks, $400. good cond. $3800. natural colored AlCall 865-453-8934. James, 865-414-8902. paca yarn. This ***Web ID# 973925*** beautiful premium ***Web ID# 975144*** yarn will make V70XC 2001, heirlooms. $5 per Volvo AWD, loaded, leather, Many different breeds oz. 865-475-3777 new tires, exc. in/out. Maltese, Yorkies, $3995/bo. 865-397-7918 Malti-Poos, Poodles, Yorki-Poos, Shih-Poos, Boats Motors 232 Shih Tzu, $175/up. shots Flooring 330 & wormed. We do Pro Craft, 16 1/2', layaways. Health guar. 1986 90 HP Evinrude, Div. of Animal Welfare CERAMIC TILE instalMinnkota trolling mtr, State of TN lation. Floors/ walls/ looks & runs good, Dept. of Health. repairs. 32 yrs exp, $3500. 865-689-6200 Lic # COB0000000015. exc work! John 938423-566-0467 3328 2004 center console, 16' McKee, fiberglass, 2005 50 HP Johnson 333 AKC, $400. motor, trailer, $6,000 Guttering 423-768-2364 obo. 865-687-8616 HAROLD'S GUTTER SHELTIES AKC, Bass Boat 1978 Mohawk, SERVICE. Will clean beautiful sable & alum., 1973 35 HP front & back $20 & up. white. Ch. bldlns. 6 Evinrude, console Quality work, guaranwks., 9 wks., young fish finder, garage teed. Call 288-0556. adults, M & F, ASSA kept, exc cond, member, 865-719-2040 $2700. 865-681-2814 ***Web ID# 974037*** or 865-640-0935 Landscaping 338 Shih-Tzu Puppies, AKC SUN TRACKER 18' LANDSCAPING reg, 2 M, vet ckd, 1st Pontoon Boat 40HP MGMT Design, inshots & dewormed, Mercury Forest stall, mulch, sm $300-$400. 865-851-5668 motor, good cond. tree/shrub work, ***Web ID# 972554*** $4,500. 865-286-9247 weeding, bed reWeimaraners, Purenewal, debri cleanbred, parents on Campers up. Free est, 25 yrs 235 prem. M & F. Silver exp! Mark Lusby $300. 423-244-6676 679-0800 28' ALL AUTOMATIC camper, automatic YORKIE PUPPIES extension room, Paving AKC, 4-6 lbs, sold 345 screened in porch, on spay / neuter con$15,000. 865-286-9247 tract. 423-223-4656 ***Web ID# 977259*** COACHMAN 2009, 30' Super Slide, rear Yorkshire Terriers, LR, 2 swivel chairs. AKC, 9 1/2 wks, 4 M $15,500. 865-560-6939 $450-$550. Ready 5/20. S & W. 865-208-7444 ***Web ID# 976715***



2 Approved Bldg Lots, 1 acre ea. $20,000 DRIVERS CLASS-B each. 7813 & 7815 CDL: Great Pay & Blacks Ferry Rd. Home-Time! No865-938-6619 lv msg Forced Dispatch! New singles from terminal to Acreage- Tracts 46 Dublin surrounding states. 888-567-4861 20 + acres in Lancing, TN. Gently rolling 109 farmland w/lg. pond General & 4 stall barn. Water & gas avail. Se- F/T PAINTERS rious inquiries only. needed. Must have 865-809-1322. valid driver license & pass background Motor Homes 237 22 ACRES, check. 865-978-6645 5 min. from Super Misc. Pets 142 2001 Winnebago AdWal-Mart, off Norris Fwy. w/3BR, 2BA, venturer 32', full opts, 2 car gar. Manufactured GRN winged McCaw, pristine cond, 46K mi, home (like new). Nape Amazon, carefully maintained, Groomer Asst / Yellow $150,000. experienced handlers, $39,500. 423-487-3008 Bather / Call Scott, 865-388-9656. to good home. $800 ea. ***Web ID# 974532*** 865-322-6155 Front Desk

Cemetery Lots


Free Pets 145 Needed for upscale salon in Farragut. Prefer ADOPT! dog handling Looking for a lost experience. $8/hr Real Estate Wanted 50 start. Hours vary pet or a new one? Visit Youngmust be flexible Williams Animal I BUY HOUSES Center, the official available when Pay Cash, Take over shelter for the City payments. Repairs needed. of Knoxville & Knox not a problem. Any HIGHLAND MEM. West, 3 adjacent plots, $6,000 Nego. 865-236-3354

situation. 865-712-7045

Office Space - Rent 65


25 1-3 60 7 $140 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Stv, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lse.


NEW, 6512 Baum Dr., Appr x. 25 00 SF, 9 offices with sinks, ideal for dentist office or therapy center, large kitchen area. Part utils. furnished. Front & back parking. $2250 mo. 865-679-6918 or 679-1770.

County: 3201 Division St. Knoxville.

Apply in Person BARK PLACE GROOMING 11410 Kingston Pk Farmer’s Market 150 Suite 200 ANGELMOON FARMS Farragut, TN Visit 37934 (865) 777-2275 to check out great deals on horses and other livestock.

Healthcare Comm. Prop. - Rent 66 Office/Warehouse for rent or sale, 5,400 SF, Fountain City Area just off 640 interstate. 1,000 SF Office/4,400 SF Warehouse w/loading dock & drive-in door. Please call 865-679-8105

Apts - Unfurnished 71


PERSONAL ASSISTANT needed for a young lady with developmental disabilities in the Powell area. Must have valid DL, reliable transp. & ins. Mon-Thu 2:30 pm6:30 pm & Sat 10am-5pm. Apply in person at East TN Personal Care Svc, 9125 Cross Park Dr, Suite 100, Knoxville, TN 37923. EOE

DAIRY FARMERS: If you sold milk between 2001 and the present time, you may be entitled to a refund. Call Johnson Recoveries Toll Free 1-855-484-4079 TOMATO PLANTS: for sale: Golden Jubilee, Rutgers, & Marglobe, $1.50 ea. 865-680-3717

U Pick Strawberries Open



HARLEY DAVIDSON Sportster 1200 XL Low 2008, white pearl w/pewter accents, all orig. garaged, lowest miles, orig. owner. $6750. ^ Contact 865-919-0017. Roofing / Siding ***Web ID# 974808***


HONDA SHADOW SPIRIT 750cc, 2002, 5,500 mi., $2,995. 865-637-7041 HONDA VTX 1300C 2004, $5300. 5 sp., 8K mi., gar. kept. Like new, new tires & batt. Vance & Hines pipes. K&N Hyper charger, Memphis shades quick release w/s & faring. 865-705-6588. ***Web ID# 974141*** YAMAHA XV250, 1989, red, good condition, $1,650 OBO. 615-330-1375

Autos Wanted 253 We Are Paying Top Dollar For Your Junk Vehicles. Fast, Free Pickup. 865-556-8956 or 363-0318



FORD CLUB Wagon 1995 w/Braun wheelchair lift, $3,900. 865-947-5478

Hours: 8am til 7pm, 1BR, FTN. CITY. Mon.-Sun. Strawberry Beautiful/across from Knob Farms located 257 ^ Parkview Apts. water Cats 140 in Madisonville, TN, Trucks pd., Big redwood deck. 1/2 mile past The Lost Tree Service $425/mo., cr. ck. Sea on new Hwy. 68. CHEVY S10 2000, good Himalayan Kittens, 8 423-836-1133 865-384-1099; 938-6424 truck, quad cab, 3rd wks, APR reg, vet ckd, door, good cond. parents on premises, HALLS AREA $5000. 865-458-4283; $250 cash only. 865Townhouse 2BR, 865-441-8477. 255-8535; 247-4964 1 1/2 BA, No pets. Farm Foods 151 ***Web ID# 976018*** $550 mo. 865-389-8244. 4 Wheel Drive 258 SCOTT KARNS 1 & 2 BR, 141 STRAWBERRIES stove, frig, DW, gar- Dogs for sale at the corner HONDA RIDGELINE bage disp., W/D conn. of Kingston Pk. No pets $600-$850. 865- BASSET 2007, FSBO. 4 dr RTS, HOUND & Morrell Ave. in 691-8822, 865-660-3584 32K mi, gar. kept, Puppies, lemon & V6 AT, VTM wheel tri-color, 2 F, 3 M, the West Town Mall parking lot. Halls drive, green, $22,500 $200 ea. 865-376-8586; Shopping Center on obo. 865-379-7716 256-490-3975 Maynardville Hwy ***Web ID# 975443*** and in Clinton at BISHON FRISE, AKC, NISSAN FRONTIER Hammers. Go to strong ch. bldln, Crew Cab Pro-4X beautiful male. or call 423-743-7511 or $650. 865-679-4569 2011 w/100K warr., $27,900. 865-384-3187. 423-929-1021 for info. ***Web ID# 976700*** ^


Laurette Beekman Parish, RN, of Covenant Health demonstrates doing compressions during CPR. Photo by T. Edwards of

CPR can save your loved one’s life Laurette Beekman Parish, RN, of Covenant Health presented a seminar on CPR and the use of defibrillators at the Strang Senior Center last Wednesday. The use of CPR could save someone you know and love. CPR is easier than one may think, especially with up-to-date learning resources available to prepare oneself before the need arises. Symptoms which may require CPR include choking, drowning, heart attack, severe allergic reaction, electric shock, drug overdose and suffocation. Just five minutes of training on an automatic electric defibrillator (AED) and 20 minutes of CPR instruction can make an impact in survival rates. CPR is now as easy as C-A-B (formerly A-B-C): Compressions: Push

hard and fast on the center of the victim’s chest. Airway: Tilt the victim’s head back and lift the chin to open the airway. Breathing: Give mouth-to-mouth rescue breaths.

Theresa Edwards

The ratio is 30 compressions to two breaths. Beekman Parish recommended utilizing resources available on the American Heart Association’s website at www. It offers a variety of learning options including an instructional video or a self-directed CPR training program. Upcoming events: “E Z Self Defense” course for senior women by Self Defense of Knoxville is 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 9. Class is limited, preregister now, $25. Strang Golden Try the Tones Women’s Action Ads! Chorus will present their spring concert “On Broadway” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16. 10512 Lexington Dr., Ste. 500 • 218-WEST



SHOPPER-NEWS • MAY 7, 2012 • B-3


Class of 2024

Building for the future begins today By Shannon Morris


magine what life will look like in the year 2024. Change comes quickly, with advances in technology, medicine, education, and other areas appearing faster than we can keep track. One thing we can say for sure, next year’s kindergarteners will graduate in 2024. When we consider just how new our world might be then, we can see the importance of preparing children to both embrace and affect change. With that in mind, the decisions parents make today regarding their children’s education are important. At Grace Christian Academy, we view each and every child as distinct and beautiful, created in the image of God. We believe that each boy and girl was created for a purpose, and that the educational process will play a large part in their emotional, mental, and spiritual growth. In short,

Gracie Coffey is ready to learn in Grace’s kindergarten program. Photo by Kara McKamey

and purpose. Almost any school can teach the ABC’s, basic reading, and learning shapes and colors, and Grace is no different. However, Grace desires to nurture your child’s growth in a

loving, Christian environment where a strong foundation for the future begins to be laid. So, what sets Grace apart from the rest of the crowd? Smaller class sizes, which allow teachers to provide more personalized attention to each student. Biblical integration is seen throughout our A Beka curriculum in all courses, from mathematics to social studies. Our loving, devoted teachers help develop the skills and talents of each child in preparing them for the next grade level. A safe and

secure environment reassures families that their children will be well-protected and cared for while at school. At Grace, we believe your child is unique. He or she will be challenged to learn, building a strong foundation for future learning, and for future influence, as God has planned for them. Now is the perfect time to schedule a personal tour, before the end of the school year, so you can see firsthand the many benefits of enrolling your kindergartener at Grace.

Los Angeles City College Mars Hill College Maryville College Milligan College Montreat College Pellissippi State Rhodes College Samford University Tennessee Tech

Tennessee Temple University Trevecca Nazarene University Trinity International University Tusculum College University of Alabama University of Kentucky University of Memphis University of South Carolina, Keelty

University of the Cumberlands University of the South University of Tennessee, Knoxville University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Virginia Tech Western New England University

Keltin Cannon receives one-on-one attention from teacher Jennifer Sluss. we see children as those who can and will bring about change in our world in the future. Grace’s kindergarten is a place where children can begin this incredible journey toward meaning

A celebratory scene from Grace Christian Academy’s 2011 graduation ceremony. Photo by Creative Images

Seniors moving on By Shannon Morris As the 2012 academic year comes to a close, we are poised to say goodbye to our senior class. We pray their high school experience has been a time of mental, physical and spiritual growth. As lifelong friendships have been established, we are confident that those friendships will continue to flourish at class reunions, visits to Grace sports activities, and as members of the alumni association. It is time to celebrate the successful high school careers of our seniors and to send them off to their colleges

The cast of “School House Rock” at Grace Christian Academy. Photo by Kara McKamey

and universities of choice. The outstanding class of 2012 have been accepted to the following colleges and universities:

‘School House Rock!’

Anderson University Auburn University Belmont University Bluefield College Boyce College Carson-Newman College East Tennessee State University Eastern Kentucky University Georgia Tech Johnson University Lee University Liberty University Lincoln Memorial University Lindsey Wilson College

There was a dose of nostalgia May 3-4 as Grace Christian Academy’s 3rd through 5th grade students presented the musical “School House Rock.” We were reminded of the songs that helped our generation learn about history, math and grammar, such as “Conjunction Junction” and “Just a Bill.” It was a successful way, at


By Shannon Morris

that time, to teach young minds that learning can be fun. The 70’s cartoon series introduced us to other teaching jingles such as “Unpack your Adjectives” and “Do the Circulations.” Just the titles alone make us smile, and now, this new generation has portrayed for us how fun learning can be. More than 100 cast members participated in the annual yearend spring musical, carrying on

a strong tradition in the music and dramatic arts at Grace. Under the direction of Tracy Rodgers, several thousand audience members were entertained by these children who showed their skills in spectacular fashion during their live performances. Through hard work and dedication, the fine arts program continues to flourish from year to year. Spectators of all ages enjoyed this energetic and educational presentation with its roots coming from, of all things, a Saturday morning cartoon.

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Impacting the Culture for Christ

COMMITTED TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Grades Kindergarten through 12th Grade

Call C ll for f more information i f informat ttion tio ion 865.934.4789

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Shari Lyons, Susan Brown and Marcia Primer enjoy a moment together.

90-year-old volunteers Tom Pappas and Dewdrop Rule

Volunteers Dianna Brizzolara, Ginger Reynolds and Nancy Crocker

Treasures beyond measure Parkwest Medical Center honors 160 volunteers for service


hey’re not doctors or nurses, but the lives they touch daily are beyond measure. They’re the 160 volunteers of Parkwest Medical Center and an invaluable resource to the hospital and community. That’s why Parkwest held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon April 27, recognizing the myriad contributions of those who have given their time and effort to help patients, families, guests and staff. “I don’t think you can ever thank a volunteer enough,” said Becky Boyd, Parkwest’s volunteer coordinator. “It is important to let them know that you appreciate them at every opportunity. In addition to our annual holiday luncheon for volunteers, the appreciation luncheon is our way of saying ‘thank you.’ It’s a great opportunity for all the volunteers to gather for camaraderie in sharing with each other. Seeing the volunteers together at one time makes you realize how many contribute each day.” According to Boyd, an average of 25 to 30 volunteers work at Parkwest each day performing – without pay – a variety of duties ranging from door greeters to critical care waiting room support. “Volunteers provide information, directions and updates to patients, families and guests as well as assistance and encouragement in 25 hospital areas, including two new service areas as companion volunteers for patients without family and providing a phone ‘hug’ when conducting follow-up phone calls of recently discharged patients.” In 2011, Parkwest volunteers contributed a total of 37,669 hours. A

large portion of those hours – 9,974 – came in the surgery waiting area where volunteer Margaret Bluford put in 881 hours this year, raising her total volunteer hours to 32,118. The second-most hours – 8,743 – were at the information desk where 90-year-old Dewdrop Rule has volunteered since February 1974, just a couple of months after her husband, the late Dr. Kenneth Rule, became one of Parkwest’s founding physicians. She put in 299 hours in 2011 and 10,435 total hours over the past 38 years as Parkwest’s only active charter volunteer. Mrs. Rule, however, isn’t the oldest volunteer. That honor goes to central supply volunteer Tom Pap- Enjoying buffet, from left, are: Jim Black, Bob Frink, Dot Anderson, Beverly Briggs and Jimmie Oppenshaw. pas, who is her senior by a month. He is one of eight volunteers whose name will be permanently added teers strive to move up to the next nonprofit hospital grows, so does calculates the value of volunteer this year to a Volunteer Hours of Ser- service levels. Others moving up the need for volunteers. time based on the average hourly this year include Nancy Crocker Currently, the most urgently earnings of all production and nonand Glen Wood moving up to 5,000 needed volunteer area is patient calls supervisory workers on private, hours, Sharon McBride to 10,000 where volunteers use a computer nonfarm payrolls. For Parkwest, hours and Katherine Roberts to system to make follow-up calls to re- that translated to $804,610 worth 15,000 hours. cently discharged patients. of volunteer services in 2011 – an Fifteen other volunteers Parkwest volunteers come from invaluable contribution to a nonworked 500 or more hours in 2011. all walks of life and help out for a profit organization. They are: Pat Adkins, Dot Ander- variety of reasons. Most times, the But the value of a volunteer goes son, Betty Blackburn, Margaret volunteers are retirees searching far beyond those figures. Their conBluford, Dianna Brizzolara, Sue for a way to stay active after leaving tribution is measured in smiles, Brown, Lynn Creek, Leslie Galla- the workforce. However, the slow hugs and caring. Or, as the Volher, Maggie Greff, Drue Hogland, economy has brought in volunteers vice plaque at Parkwest – an honor Sara Johnson, Janet Reid, Kather- eager to help out until they find unteer Creed, reads: “A Parkwest given only to those who have vol- ine Roberts, Sharon McBride and a job, sharpen skills for their job Medical Center Volunteer has a pashunt or simply learn more about a sion for serving others, seeks the joy unteered at least 2,500 total hours. Marti Wyrick. Boyd, who herself has volun- hospital in anticipation of a career of giving and makes a difference evOther new additions to the 2,500hour club are Dot Anderson, Betty teered for everything from Girl in healthcare. Too, more and more ery day; listens and shares a smile, Blackburn, Susan Brown, Dorothy Scouts to “Chorus Mom,” said the stay-at-home moms are volun- touch and hope for patients, famiForton, Sara Johnson, Neva Powers 160 volunteers at Parkwest today teering while their children are in lies and friends in support of our is exactly double the number the school, or when they suddenly find physicians, staff and community.” and Ginger Reynolds. And that’s a treasure beyond Once they get their name on the hospital had when she first arrived themselves “empty nesters.” service hours plaque, many volun- there five years ago. Still, as the The Bureau of Labor Statistics measure.

“I don’t think you can ever thank a volunteer enough.” – Becky Boyd, Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteers received Parkwest umbrellas as gifts. Kneeling are Andy Weaver and Jackie Henderson; back, from left: Neva Powers, Pat Adkins, Marge McLaughlin and Mike McLaughlin.

The luncheon gave Friday morning volunteers Janet Upchurch and Andy Weaver, Pat Adkins and Marti Wyrick stopped at the salad Elke Narten a chance to catch up and celebrate Narten’s birthday. bar after their shift began.

Parkwest volunteers by the numbers ... 2011 ■ $804,610 dollar value of hours volunteered ■ 37,669 total hours ■ 9,974 hours in Surgery Waiting ■ 8,743 hours at Information Desk

■ 5,752 hours (miscellaneous areas) ■ 4,182 hours in Critical Care Waiting ■ 2,123 hours in Endoscopy/Outpatient ■ 1,850 hours in Admitting/Registration

Picture Yourself as a Volunteer!


Parkwest Medical Center is seeking people who enjoy helping others to join its current network of more than 150 volunteers. Parkwest strives to be recognized as a model of excellence where every healthcare employee wants to work, every physician wants to practice, and every community member wants to receive care. If you are interested and would like to know more about volunteer opportunities at Parkwest or Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center, contact Becky Boyd at (865) 373-1556.

■ 1,380 hours in gift shop ■ 1,084 hours in Joint Replacement Center ■ 837 hours in Emergency and Patient Calls ■ 642 “junior” hours ■ 560 hours in Childbirth Center ■ $450 Volunteer Bake Sale for American Heart Association

■ 430 hours assisting patient representatives ■ 148 active volunteers equal 18.11 FTE (fulltime equivalent) ■ 130 H.A.B.I.T hours at Senior Behavioral Center ■ 10 retired volunteers ■ 1 common goal – “Making a difference every day!”

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