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Do not call the Paul L. Kelley Volunteer Academy an alternative school if you’re within earshot of principal Kim Towe, who will politely set you straight: “We are a nontraditional school, and we value the fact that we work with our students individually. And we value the fact that they are on a non-traditional learning plan.” See page A-11

Old Vols hang together Marvin West looks for good things to say about Tennessee football: “I keep going back to old Volunteers. They do not disappoint. “Through the years, they keep caring about each other. They hang together like lodge brothers. In sad times, including those that end in heartbreak, they pick each other up as they once did on the field.”

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Meet the principal Parents and students who are zoned to attend the new school located in the Northshore Town Center in August of 2013 are invited to meet principal Susan Davis at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at West Valley Middle School, 9118 George Williams Road. Davis previously served as principal at Cedar Bluff Elementary School. The school board approved a “grandfather” transfer to permit rising 5th-grade students and their currently enrolled siblings (to include rising kindergarten siblings of 5th graders) to apply to remain at their current school. The deadline to request such a transfer is Feb. 18. Details at

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By Betty Bean One of the classic Maria Compere stories is that, after receiving a sternly-worded communication about a state road crew prematurely cutting down a million daffodils on Pellissippi Parkway, a governor of Tennessee (maybe Sundquist, maybe Bredesen – her wrath was non-partisan) put down an order that there would be no mowing during daffodil season until Maria said it was OK. Her name was Maria de la Luz Compere – Maria of the Light, translated literally – and, as has been said so many times recently, she was indeed a force of nature. When she died last month at age 97, this tiny human dynamo was still making plans, still hatching ideas, and left behind hundreds of friends and thousands of admirers who wish they could do something to show how much she meant to them. Well, there is. Buy some bulbs. Plant some flowers. Compere, who lived in Knoxville for 57 years, was responsible for planting 2 million daffodils along Pellissippi Parkway and was the driving force behind Knoxville Green’s annual spring bulb sale (she and husband Edgar founded Knoxville Green). Plans for the sale were well underway before her death on Jan. 24, and her daughter Suzy and devoted friend Larry Silverstein are determined that it will go on. “We’re going to continue her work, and we’ve got almost 80,000 daffodil bulbs that need to get into the ground,” Silverstein said. “So we will definitely have a sale. We’re looking at locations, and in the next week or two we will definitely have a sale. So stay tuned for an announcement.”

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Maria Compere at a recent bulb sale File photo by S. Clark

The Pellissippi daffodils were not the only Compere project, just the most visible. Her obituary lists more: Knoxville Green’s donating more than $100,000 worth of bulbs and trees annually to the community: helping create an outdoor classroom and landscaping for the Laura Cansler Boys and Girls Club; chairing a garden club group that provided outdoor recreational facilities for the blind and disabled; working with the East Tennessee Community Design Center to de-

The face of school technology By Wendy Smith Instead of doing chemistry homework, Chris Kleinschmidt, a sophomore at the L&N STEM Academy, listens to an online lecture by teacher Glenn Arnold each evening. Then, during class time, Arnold answers questions and helps students work through problems. It’s called a flipped classroom, and it’s becoming more common across the country, Arnold said. Students are more likely to struggle with homework, so he’s available while they’re doing it. They can listen to the 15-minute lecture when it’s most convenient for them. “It’s shifted the responsibility to their hands,” he said, and it’s possible because every student at the STEM Academy is equipped with an iPad. Arnold was one of several teachers who brought students and examples of school technology to the State of the Schools presen-

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West High student Indiana Laine (center) shows A.L. Lotts Elementary School assistant principal Missy Beltran data collected from a dual range force sensor. West High physics teacher Joe Foy (right) brought students to demonstrate school technology following last week’s State of the Schools address. Photo by Wendy Smith tation at Powell High School last week. Much of it was in the form of computers and software. But West High School physics teacher Joe Foy brought gadgets, including a dual range force sensor. Senior Indiana Laine said the sensor measures simple harmonic motion. Working

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velop the wheelchair-accessible Serendipity Trail at Ijams Nature Center; helping create a “healing garden” for cancer patients at the UT Medical Center Cancer Institute; and most recently, working with Knox County to develop a greenhouse and horticulture program for female inmates at the detention facility. Some of her work was done through Ossoli Circle, of which she was a member. Former city greenways coordinator Donna Young was another loyal friend. She and Silverstein took on a task this year when Maria was too ill to deliver lunch and snacks to the state prison inmates on the bulbplanting crew. “She had done that all on her own,” Young said. “She would get them fried chicken from Kroger, and it was the best food they got to eat. “She was so thoughtful and kind and was always trying to do the right thing. “To me, she always made the right choice, the forgiving choice. Her family founded Monterey, and

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Fugate, Deakins spar on security By Sandra Clark No member of the school board opposes school security, but there is a nuanced willingness to spend money to recheck schools that already have been inspected. At last week’s workshop, board members Thomas Deakins (Hardin Valley Academy) and Kim Sepesi (Powell Middle) pushed hard for inspections at every school, while Lynne Fugate and Karen Carson leaned toward taking time to make a plan. Fugate got an affirmative answer to her question: “Just a few months ago you checked each school and what was found (wrong) was fi xed?” Carson suggested a random sampling to see if problems exist in schools other than HVA and Powell Middle, two schools on which the Public Building Authority was project manager. Sepesi then asked that To page 4


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By Sherri Gardner Howell Creating works of art without Crayola magic was a time-consuming process for the ancient Maya. Children attending the Indian bark art class at Smart Toys and Books on Jan. 27, got to hear about the process and then show their creativity on brown, wrinkled paper to mimic the Indian paper. The art class is part of a series of Imagination Art Workshops hosted monthly at the Franklin Square store. A nominal fee for each class helps cover supplies. For the Indian bark art class, artist and art teacher Jeanne Hardin led the workshop, telling the young artists how the Maya Indians made beaten bark paper by stripping the outer bark from tree branches and then working the inner bark into sheets of “paper.�

With concentration befitting an Indian princess, Sarah Hazel Fields sketches out the design for her Indian Bark Art painting. Isis Cobb looks up from her Indian bark art creation at Smart Toys and Books in Franklin Square. The class introduced the young artists to the history behind the way Indians made beaten bark into paper. Photos by Justin Acuff

The students used crinkled brown paper to simulate the bark paper, sketched out their designs and then painted them. The results were colorful paintings of Artist and teacher Jeanne Hardin shows children an example of Indian bark art at Smart Toys and Books in Franklin Square on Jan. 27.

Sadie White and her grandmother Gina Martin sketch out the designs for their paintings at a bark art class at Smart Toys and Books.

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Sequoyah Elementary kindergarten student Silvia Comti poses with Shoney’s Bear. Photos by T.

You can learn something new every day in Bearden. Last Thursday, you could learn to make Miss Prissy’s Market Basket at Artifactia.

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Wendy Smith Artifactia is one of the shops at 5710 Kingston Pike, which is going through a renaissance. The store offers a mix of antiques and vintage home goods, as well as locally-made arts and crafts. It replaced a lingerie store, which should make Bearden Elementary School parents rejoice. Owner Rebecca Hoffecker rents out workshop space to crafters, and basket maker Katie Avram offers classes on first Thursdays. Other upcoming classes include chalk painting and furniture refinishing. Avram learned basket making from her parents, and she has taught her husband, Joe. They teach classes throughout the region. In addition to yielding a prac-

Katie Avram demonstrates how to make a market basket during a class last week at Artifactia. Students learn to make a different basket each month in the class, which is offered on first Thursdays.

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tical art piece, the class can be therapeutic. One student with Parkinson’s disease found that he was symptom-free while he wove baskets, Joe says. Check Facebook for more information on Artifactia and upcoming classes.

Rebecca Hoffecker owns Artifactia at 5710 Kingston Pike. The store opened in January. Photos by Wendy Smith

Restaurant Week to support Second Harvest By Shana Raley-Lusk Twenty local restaurants are accepting reservations for the third a n n u a l K nox v ille Restaurant Week, Feb. 24 to March 1, a unique Streno char itable event benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank. Each participating restaurant will offer threecourse meals at the fixed price of $25 or $35 with five dollars of each meal purchased benefiting Second Harvest. The concept is the creation of Knoxville’s Ruth’s Chris Steak House general manager Paul Hohe, who brought the idea to Knoxville when he relocated from Dallas. “Knoxville has some really good places to eat,” says Hohe. “Restaurant Week is a fantastic way for the restaurants to showcase what they have to offer and attract new guests, and it has the potential to be a major event for the city and a huge tourist draw. “And, of course, we’re raising money for Second Harvest Food Bank, a very worthwhile charity.” The event has enjoyed

much success in past years. “Many patrons have been excited to learn about local places to eat that may not have been on their radar before this event,” says Elaine Streno, executive director of Second Harvest of East Tennessee. The list of participating restaurants includes many local favorites such as The Orangery, Flemings and The Melting Pot. The event has a positive impact on Knoxville in several ways. First, of course, it helps Second Harvest provide meals to needy East Tennesseans. Also, it increases traffic to local restaurants at a typically slow period while boosting Knoxville’s local economy from residents and tourists alike. “Restaurant Week benefits everyone involved,” says Streno. “This event feeds thousands of hungry East Tennesseans, while providing an excellent dining experience for patrons and driving sales and economic impact to the restaurants. That’s why this fundraiser is so much fun.” Second Harvest has seen a 30 percent increase in food demand in the last two years in the 18-county area that it serves. Every $5 donation provides 15 meals for the hungry through Second Harvest.

2013 Participating Restaurants: ■ Bistro at the Bijou ■ Brazeiros ■ Club LeConte ■ Connors Steak and Seafood (2 locations) ■ Echo Bistro and Wine Bar ■ Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar ■ Nama (2 locations) ■ Naples Italian Restaurant ■ Ruth’s Chris Steak House ■ Seasons Café (2 locations) ■ Surin of Thailand ■ The Chop House (3 locations) ■ The Melting Pot


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Interested diners can visit the Knoxville Restaurant Week website to browse menus and select their restaurant of choice. Call or email the restaurant directly to place reservations. Info: w ww. knoxvillerestaurantweek. com.

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Maria Compere’s work she was one of the most well-read, educated women I’ve ever known. If I had a problem, that’s who I would go to. She taught me that when you want to make an ethical decision, you err on the side of the most vulnerable party.” Born in Monterey, Mexico, in 1915, she won a scholarship to study biochemistry at Louisiana State University despite knowing no English. A professor there took pity on her and asked Edgar Compere, a young teaching assistant who knew some Spanish, to help her out. As their daughter Suzy says, the rest was history: “My father went to meet her and fell instantly in love. My father was in love with

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her until the last breath he drew. He loved us, but he adored her,” Suzy said. Edgar Compere became a nuclear scientist, and moved the family to Oak Ridge in 1951. He died in 1996. In 2008, Maria was in hospital off and on for seven months, in danger of losing her legs. During that time, she raised $100,000 for the healing garden project, working the phone in her room at Fort Sanders Medical Center. “Three days before her leg was scheduled to be amputated, she had meeting (previously set) with TDOT. I told her she was going to have to cancel it. “She said, ‘No. You’ll just

have to smuggle me out of the hospital. I have to do this, and you have to make it work. So I did. And she never said a word to the TDOT people about being in the hospital. “She had a wonderful, productive, memorable, exciting, sweet life.” Her friend Margaret Fuller read the William Wordsworth poem “Daffodils” at her memorial service. It ends with this verse: For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.


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um,” said Beth LaFontaine, Community Health Coordinator for Covenant Health. According to LaFontaine, the event brought more participants than expected. “With the weather prediction Friday, we still had several hundred children register yesterday. We planned for 750, and we had 794 pre-registered plus another hundred or so today. The turnout is great, so I hope they have fun.”

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CAK senior Josh Smith signs to play football at the University of Tennessee. His parents are Butch and Jennifer Smith.

The kickoff for the Covenant Kids Run at the Knoxville Zoo on Feb. 2 became a “Kids Walk” with snowy weather and slippery paths. Also, parents were encouraged to walk with their children. “The goal of the program is to have kids do their first mile here at the zoo and do 24 miles between now and the big event April 6 when they get to finish at the 50yard line in Neyland Stadi-

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Clinton vs. Biden State party election foretells 2016 fight Under the surface, the election of Roy Herron as chair of the Democratic State Executive Committee was an early skirmish between the forces favoring Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 and forces favoring Vice President Joe Biden or someone closer to President Obama’s legacy. Some may deny this, but my sources tell me this rivalry was already at play as a second tier issue. Clinton clobbered Obama here in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, and Obama has never done well in Tennessee in either a primary or general election. He has ignored the recommendations of the state’s senior Democrat, Jim Cooper, for federal positions for those who had actually backed Obama over Clinton. While local Democratic state committee member Bill Owen actively backed Herron over Mayor Rogeroendorsed Dave Garrison, Sylvia Woods, longtime organized labor and Democratic Party activist who serves also on the State Executive Committee, actively backed Garrison. Herron won by a comfortable margin. In 2016, Tennessee is not likely to vote for the Democratic nominee to succeed Obama, but the state will be relevant in choosing the Democratic nominee. ■■ Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre’s failure to brief all school board members and the public in full on the security issues facing Knox schools has handed his opponents an effective issue. Security at schools is top in the minds of parents. Not keeping the people who hired you fully informed on issues which generate negative frontpage headlines can be the making of early retirement plans. McIntyre has had mostly positive reviews up to now. This is the first time he has hit seriously troubled waters. He can survive it if he is totally open with the school board and public, acknowledges errors, takes responsibility, and clearly embarks on a new path of providing full information to all parties, but especially those who determine his tenure. ■■ The death of Maria Compere was a loss to the community and especially to those who oppose billboards and those who favor planting flowers along

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our interstates. Every local official had some encounter over the years with Compere, who called frequently expressing her deeply-held views. She is irreplaceable. Knoxville looks better because of her efforts for flowers and trees. ■■ Possible candidates to lead the Knox County Democratic Party when state Rep. Gloria Johnson’s term ends include Doug Veum, Linda Haney and John Bohstedt. Others may emerge between now and the date of the convention. ■■ Former state Sen. Bill Owen has been in Kenya several times the past year for Pete DeBusk and DeRoyal, seeking to sell hospital supplies to Kenyan hospitals which are now supplied in large part by the Chinese. Owen has been 5 times in 2012 and is currently in Kenya for his sixth trip. ■■ Dennis Francis, a Democratic member of the local Election Commission, is leaving the commission in two months. State Rep. Gloria Johnson will make the recommendation for his replacement to the State Election Commission. While Johnson declined to name her choice, speculation centers on former county commissioner Mark Harmon and attorney Tammy Kaousias as possible replacements. Greg Mackay’s new appointment with the city appears to remove him as an appointee. Both Harmon and Kaousias would be active members questioning why meetings are held at 8 a.m. and seeking the re-opening of Belle Morris School as a polling place. It is unclear whether all of the Republican members will be reappointed. No Republican woman has served on the Election Commission in more than 20 years. Kaousias would be the first Greek American to serve on the Election Commission. Commissioners are eligible for county health insurance, which is worth more than the salary. ■■ Mayor Tommy Battle is taking on TVA’s tree-cutting practices within the city limits of Huntsville, Ala. Seems to be identical issues to what happened here except the Huntsville mayor is publicly opposing TVA. More on this next week.

There’s been a lot of talk about school security over the past couple of weeks. We’ve learned that a couple of Knox County Schools were determined, back in 2011, to have shoddy security, including electronic keypad entry systems that were anchored to the wall but not connected to the door. This is unacceptable, it was fixed and the contractor is being sued. I would find this more disturbing if any of the three Knox County schools my children have attended had electronic keypad security systems. But I’m not disturbed. Such security

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would just slow me down when I’m dropping off my kid’s forgotten lunch. The cold, hard reality is that an armed intruder isn’t likely to use a school’s front door. And in Knox County, a gun is much more likely to be brought into a school by a student, or even a teacher, than an intruder. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not against secure schools. I’m just afraid that the issue of security is going to distract us from the primary reason for schools,

which is education. Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre had positive things to say about the direction of Knox County Schools at last week’s State of the Schools address. TCAP scores were up two to five percent at the end of last year, and our 2012 graduation rate was 90.3 percent – a rise of 3.7 percent. But not all of the numbers were good. Only 49 percent of our high school students scored a 21 or higher on the ACT, and only 38 percent of our 8th graders scored proficient or advanced on math TCAPs. McIntyre believes technology can make a difference in the classroom by allowing students to work and learn at their own pace. PetSafe CEO and philanthropist Randy Boyd, also at the State of the Schools forum, said if we fail to provide technology skills to

our children, we fail to give them what they need for college and for jobs. Equality suffers when only rich kids have access to technology, he said. A battle between increased technology and enhanced school security is looming for the upcoming school budget discussion. McIntyre wants to equip 10 public schools with oneto-one technology, which means computers for each student as well as campuswide Internet access. But he also wants armed security guards in all schools. It would take a miracle for the county to fund both. As parents, we worry about the threat of school violence. But our fears must not dictate budget decisions that prevent us from preparing all kids for the very real world.

lawsuit,” he said. “A number of commissioners didn’t know about the suit,” she said. MeanBeverly while, the school system’s security chief, Steve Griffin, has been suspended with pay awaiting a report on his relationship with the contractor. Acting security chief is

Rodney Beverly, a former KPD patrol officer who has worked for Knox County Schools since 1992. And it seems a race to arm has developed with KPD, the Sheriff’s Office and now Jim McIntyre wanting armed guards in every school. Carson ended last week’s chapter of the debate by asking McIntyre to research “industry standards of school security. “Then we should inspect all schools based on that standard.”

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School security From page A-1 HVA and Powell Middle be added to the “random sample.” Knox County government and the Public Building Authority are suing the contractor that installed security at these schools. The school board is not a party to the lawsuit. Dale Smith, who heads PBA, told the school board the contractor “has worked in all of your schools, and from my perspective has failed two out of two times.” Sepesi asked McIntyre

specifically if “anything needs to be done at Powell Middle School.” “That’s a judgment question,” McIntyre responded. “We have functional (security) equipment ... but they have not met the specs of the contract. That’s the reason for litigation.” Board chair Karen Carson asked Law Director Bud Armstrong whether his office had advised the mayor’s office and County Commission of the suit. “You would sit and talk with your client(s) on any

Neighborhoods to connect, learn By Anne Hart Representatives of neighborhoods through the city and county are invited to gather at the Knoxville Convention Center on Saturday, March 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 2013 Neighborhood Conference, sponsored by the city’s Office of Neighborhoods. “Connecting Neighborhoods, Building Community” will offer members and leaders of resident-led, resident-controlled neighborhood groups, including homeowner associations (HOAs), neighborhood associations, condo associations, tenant groups and neighborhood watch groups an opportunity to choose from more than 30 workshops on topics ranging from learning how zoning works to resolving disputes between neighbors to understanding the rights and responsibilities of renters and landlords. The workshops will be staffed by experts from city and county government and other local organizations, who will speak on topics ranging from neighborhood blight to neighbor-


David Massey, director of the city’s Office of Neighborhoods, told members of the Council of West Knox County Homeowners at their meeting last week that neighborhoods will receive the most benefit from the conference if 10 or 11 representatives from each are able to attend. Because each session lasts an hour and 15 minutes and there are more than 30 sessions, that would allow each to attend three sessions. There will be more than

20 information booths, and elected officials and department heads from both city and county government are expected to attend. Also expected are business owners, non-profit executives and others with an interest in Knoxville’s residential neighborhoods. There is no charge for admission or parking, and a free continental breakfast and box lunch will be served to each participant. To register: www.cityofknoxville. org/neighborhoods.

GOP congrats Nick McBride and Russell Kuhlman were among those congratulating Russell’s wife, Ruthie Kuhlman, on her election as chair of the Knox County Republican Party at the recent GOP county convention at Central High School. Runner-up for the position, Buddy Burkhardt, was elected first vice chair. The other contender for the top spot was John Gabriel, former president of West Knox Republican Club. Photo by A. Hart







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n the early 1900s, George F. Barber’s architectural firm employed about 30 people working in drafting and 20 secretaries, occupying an entire floor of the French and Roberts building on North Gay Street. It was Knoxville’s largest design firm and, quite possibly, the largest architectural firm in the state. At its zenith the firm sold about 1,000 mail-order house plans a month, or an estimated 20,000 between 1888 and 1913. But for his physician’s advice, the firm might have developed up north. Barber’s health gradually declined in the late 1880s, when he was living in northern Illinois. His physician felt that East Tennessee’s mountainous area, with its warmer climate and mineral waters, would prove beneficial for his stomach and liver problems, so he moved to the South. George Franklin Barber was born in DeKalb, Ill., on July 31, 1854, the son of Lyman and Cornelia Barnett Barber. Early in life he moved to rural Fort Scott, Kan., to a farm adjoining his older sister’s on which he raised plants, which he advertised for sale as “ornamental nursery stock.” His formal education was interrupted by the foment-

ing unrest in that state and then by the Civil War. As he matured, he spent a lot of time in the self-study of design and construction books, which he ordered by mail. It is thought that George Palliser’s “American Cottage Homes” (1878) was his major influence, but he also studied other technical books on those subjects. In the mid-1880s, he returned to DeKalb, where he worked with his brother, Manley D. Barber, in Manley’s respected construction firm. There Barber published his first book, “The Cottage Souvenir,” which was produced on card stock tied together with a piece of yarn. The first edition featured 14 house plans but a second edition was soon published with 18. His earliest buildings were DeKalb’s Bradt House and the DeKalb Congregational Church. When he moved to Knoxville in 1888 at age 34, he first partnered briefly with Martin Parmalee. Barber served as the “artist” and Parmalee served as the “superintendent.” By 1890, Parmalee had set up his own office, probably because Barber’s more flamboyant Victorian-era turrets, bay windows and gingerbread trim did not fit with Parmalee’s more conservative tastes. The families remained friends

George F. Barber (1854-1915). Due to his declining health, George F. Barber moved to Knoxville in 1888, where he established his large architectural firm.

The Barber Residence at 1635 Washington Ave. (1890 to 1897). This is the first of three homes George Barber built for his family on Washington Avenue. The turret, roof cresting and fancy chimneys, as shown in his catalogue (The Cottage Souvenir No. 2, Design No. 60), were typical of his ornate homes. Photos courtesy C.M. McClung Historical Collection

and Barber’s nephew, David West Barber, later married Parmalee’s daughter, Carol. In 1892, Barber partnered with J.C. White, a descendant of Knoxville’s founder, who had been one of his early clients. He also joined others in the Edgewood Land Co., which was developing the Park City suburb and designed more than a dozen houses for the project, including his own house at 1635 Washington Ave. In 1890, Barber published “The Cottage Souvenir No. 2” which contained 59 house plans, as well as plans for two barns, a church, a chapel, two storefronts and several pavilions. His influence quickly expanded and his plans were soon used for homes in Jacksonville, Ore., Mount Dora, Fla., and Henderson, Ky. In Knoxville, he built the Romanesque-inspired Ziegler House and an impressive home for his printer, S.B. Newman. Between 1892 and 1907, he printed nine large mailorder catalogues and a se-

ries of samplers, most of them produced in Knoxville by S.B. Newman & Co. In addition he printed an 86-page booklet “Appreciation,” which featured testimonials of satisfied customers, their portraits, and the plans and photographs of their homes. They included members of the rising middle class: a young attorney or physician, a railroad company treasurer, the vice-president of a bank, a hardware company executive, etc. About 1895, he parted with White and formed a new firm with Thomas Kluttz. The first edition of his magazine, American Homes (A Journal Devoted to Planning, Building and Beautifying the Home) was published in January 1895. It advertised his house plans and furnished advice on interior design and landscaping and included a multi-part history of architecture. There were competitors, but Barber’s magazine was more literary, containing articles on residential con-

struction, proper siting of a suburban home, information on major historic landmarks and accounts of visits to housing expositions. Barber controlled the publication until 1902, when the editorial offices were moved to New York City. He continued to contribute articles periodically. Barber’s most innovative contribution to the mail-order home industry was his method of assuring results. He designed a 44-question survey through which his prospective clients supplied their needs and wants. It included a “Handy Sketch Sheet” conveniently ruled off in 1/8” squares on which the client could supply a rough sketch of the floor plan desired. He encouraged his clients to, “Write to us concerning any changes wanted in plans, and keep writing till you get what you want. Don’t be afraid of writing too often. We are not easily offended.” At one point in his career, Barber developed a “house-in-a-kit” concept that Sears and Roebuck

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later adopted. One of the $6,000 kits was shipped to a wealthy Irish merchant, Jeremiah Nunan, who lived in Jacksonville, Ore. The 21-room prefab house and barn were shipped from Knoxville precut and partially assembled, lacking only the roof and foundation. It required 137 crates loaded on 14 boxcars. The house was sold in 1977 for $185,000 and more than a half million dollars were spent to restore it before it was opened to the public as an upscale restaurant. The success of the company can be measured by the wide geographic spread of Barber homes: 47 homes by one builder in Baltimore, for instance. Almost 50 are currently listed individually on the National Register of Historic Places. The company correspondence included letters from Japan, China, the Philippines, South Africa, Europe, Canada and almost every state in the Union. Dr. Michael Tomlan, a 1973 UT graduate who is now an architectural preservationist at Cornell University, is the leading authority on George Barber’s work. He has documented more than 650 George Barber homes still standing nationwide. George Franklin Barber passed away on Feb. 17, 1915, and rests in the family burial plat in Greenwood Cemetery. His wife, the former Laura Cheney (1855-1925), died just nine days before him. They were survived by their three children: sons George F. Barber Jr. and Charles I. and daughter Laura. Charles I. Barber’s distinguished career in architecture is the subject of a future article. Author’s note: Thanks to Sally Polhemus, Martha Rosson, Savannah Rouse and the C.M. McClung Historical collection for assistance with the text and photographs.

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Search for something good In my continuous search for good things to say about Tennessee football, I keep going back to old Volunteers. They do not disappoint. Through the years, they keep caring about each other. They hang together like lodge brothers. In sad times, including those that end in heartbreak, they pick each other up as they once did on the field. When it is party time, even with gimpy knees, they can roll back the rug and do the two-step like you wouldn’t believe. Dozens of ol’ Vols and a few former coaches were at the celebration of Nick Showalter’s life a few months ago. They lined up in support of former line coach Ray Trail when his and Sandy’s daughter died. Robbie Franklin rallied old teammates when fullback Stan Mitchell was ill

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and led the delegation to Sparta at the end. Forty-one years after Walter Chadwick’s tailback body was battered and broken by a heavy money truck that crossed the yellow line and ran over his Volkswagen bug, several old Vols remain in his Wednesday lunch bunch. They do not miss a birthday or holidays or any other excuse to gather and retell tall tales. They are faithful friends. Steve Kiner has never let go. You don’t hear about it but if Walter needs something, former coach Bill Battle is often first to send a check.

Walter gives back inspiration. He lives at Regency House in the Atlanta area. Back in October, he noticed how beautiful the leaves were, especially the bright yellows and oranges. His comment: “We serve a wonder-working God.” Former fullback Richard Pickens has more than a fair share of Lou Gehrig’s disease and short-term memory problems. Former teammate Jim McDonald manages his finances. Dick Williams has been a steady supporter. Dewey Warren is always good for some great yarns. Charles Rosenfelder and Bill Young took Pick to Buddy’s Bar-b-q the other Sunday after church. Franklin, Mack Gentry, Bobby Gratz and Reg Jellicorse were with him at Texas Roadhouse the day he knocked his plate off the table and made a steak-

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For thou wilt light my candle; The Lord, my God, will enlighten my darkness. (Psalm 18: 28 KJV)

To double day and cut in half the dark … (“A Young Birch,” Robert Frost) I love candles – all kinds of candles. I have big candles and little candles and elegant candles and pillar candles and tea light candles and birthday candles and homemade candles. I even have a tiny travel candleholder, with a tea light in it, that stays packed in my

overnight bag. I may be the only nonsmoker in the world who always has a box of matches in her purse. I was grown before I discovered the magic, the mystery, the sensory pleasure of one solitary candle. There were always candles on birthday cakes at my house,

and candles on the dinner table at Christmas. But it was as an adult that I realized that candlelight is kind and soft and mysterious. It was in church that I learned that candles are one of the ways in which we pray. The f lame reaches toward heaven, much as our hearts yearn for the heart of God. The smoke rises like our prayers, and carries our hopes and

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and-baked-potato mess. Pickens said he sure was glad it wasn’t his ice cream that went down. Even the clean-up crew laughed and the restaurant was quick with another plate. Bubba Wyche returned to Neyland Stadium last season for the first time in a long time. He has health problems (vertebra issues, blood disorder, breathing troubles and entirely too much pain). His left leg has not taken kindly to 11 knee operations. Wyche, you may recall, was the third-string quarterback who managed that delightful victory over Bear Bryant’s Alabama in Birmingham in 1967. Yes, that was the afternoon Albert Dorsey made allAmerican and Sports Illustrated responded with a big spread. Wyche’s return to UT turned into a celebration. There was a surprise pre-

game ceremony in the Lauricella Center. Years ago, a fan gave quarterback Bobby Scott a print of an Alexander Dumas painting that featured Tennessee’s No. 18. It wasn’t Bobby. He wore 17. “What’s more, I’m better looking than that,” quipped Scott. It was Bubba in the spotlight but nobody told him. Mike Price and Jerry Holloway had the artwork framed. They presented it to Wyche. Emotional remarks included what I thought was admiration of toughness, deep appreciation for terrific times past and even brotherly love. Two or three people got something in their eyes. I made myself a note so I wouldn’t forget: There really is something to this “Vol for life” stuff.

fears and confessions. Nowadays, I keep a burning candle on the table in my office. Sometimes the candle is scented, sometimes not. Sometimes it is small, sometimes large. But it is always there. Because it is a constant, I am not always aware of its fragrance. When a colleague or one of our neighbors walks into my office, however, they frequently comment on the scent. And when someone asks me to keep them in my prayers, I usually respond, “The candle is burning and prayers ascend.” It serves its true purpose, you see, as a reminder. It reminds me that there is power beyond this earth,

power that I can tap into, but not control. I am careful with the flame, aware that even in its warmth and beauty and grace, it has the power to burn and destroy. It reminds me of all the prayers around the world, of all the little altars everywhere, of all the supplicants who cry out to God in agonizing despair, or in astonished joy. It reminds me of my own sinfulness, and nudges me to repent. It offers me comfort, solace, encouragement. Most of all, it keeps me aware of the holy, of the Holy One, of the sanctity of each and every day, and of the words of the old song, “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.”

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News from SOS Support Our Schools (SOS) recently participated in the annual Partners in Education conference with teachers, social workers and support staff. In a one-hour breakout session entitled “How Can a Citizen’s Group Help Our Public Schools?” the group discussed topics SOS plans to address this year, including vouchers, teacher evaluations, guns in schools and the school budget process. Gov. Bill Haslam established a task force on vouchers in March 2012 to hear from experts, study approaches taken by other states, analyze the private and public school landscapes, and interview stakeholders. The administration proposed Senate Bill (SB)196 under the title of “Tennessee Choice and Opportunity Scholarships,” commonly referred to as vouchers. Super i ntendent Dr. Jim McIntyre, Knox County Sheriff Jimmy “JJ” Jones and Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch will hold a forum on student safety and school security 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at Amherst Elementary School, 5101 Schaad Road. SOS began in November 2010 when five local women committed to raise public awareness about public school matters. SOS publishes an enewsletter. Readership has grown to several hundred people with strong community interest in the education of young people. Info: SOS.

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Bridging faith and work By Wendy Smith For 20 years, people who live and work downtown have been invited to a weekly lunch talk about how to live out their faith at work. It’s at First Baptist Church Knoxville, and it’s called the Bridge. The luncheon draws a wide range of attendees, from Supreme Court Justices to local volunteers, says First Baptist senior pastor Bill Shiell. “But everybody, no matter what their title, is on equal footing here.” The Bridge, which is held in the church’s fellowship hall, draws over 100 people. A hot lunch is served for $6. The purpose of the event isn’t to proselytize, but to encourage people to make their faith part of their daily lives, no matter where they worship on Sunday, Shiell says. The vast majority of those who attend aren’t First Baptist members.

Terri Farrow, Wanda Hayes and Lisa Williams work in the downtown area and attend the Bridge luncheon on Wednesdays.

Bill Shiell, senior pastor at First Baptist Church Knoxville, speaks at the Bridge, a weekly luncheon held in the church’s Trentham Hall. Photos by Wendy Smith

with music at noon, worship at 12:05 p.m., and a soup and salad lunch at 12:30 p.m. The Feb. 20 service will be hosted by Church Street United Methodist Church; the Feb. 27 services will be hosted by First Baptist; the

said, and God is the builder of the city, so we don’t need to try to do all the work. For the next five WednesLast week, Shiell con- drawing out themes for days, First Baptist will tinued a series on Ezekiel. those who live, work and join with other downtown He tackled chapters 40-48 serve downtown. God’s place churches to offer midweek of the Old Testament book, is always an open house, he Lenten services that begin


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Bill Moyer drives the distance to serve By Ashley Baker Bill Moyer, elder at Two Rivers Church, drives over 10,000 miles a year to attend church. A faithful member of the same church for 14 years, Moyer attends an average of five to six church-related activities a week. Always a familiar face at Two Rivers, Moyer has a clock-work routine of service. He can be found in his favorite seat on Sunday mornings, meeting with his growth group on Tuesday nights and attending Wednesday night prayer services called “The Well.” When Moyer isn’t attending or participating in an organized service, he can be found visiting the sick, praying for people and mentoring young men over breakfast. Moyer joined Two Rivers Church in 1999 and quickly found a home. In 2000,

Bill Moyer is an elder at Two Rivers Church.

Moyer became an elder and has faithfully served the church ever since. His responsibilities include meeting regularly with the elder board for vision-casting and keeping a finger on the pulse of the church. Although Moyer admits to sitting in the same pew

each week, he says that being part of the local church is more than just showing up and more than giving service. It is about a relationship with the Lord. “The church is a place where people gather to grow in the Lord,” said Moyer. “If it doesn’t accomplish that, it is no different than the country club.” Passionate about seeing believers grow in their love for God, Moyer enjoys being a part of his church community. “I go to church because it is valuable to see God work,” Moyer said. “And my favorite thing is to help Christians grow in their faith. If you aren’t in a church that is encouraging you to grow in your faith, then you’ve missed it.” One way Moyer encourages members of his church to grow is by leading a growth group of about 12 people once a week in

Flipping for Pancake Fest The 21st annual O’Connor Center Pancake Fest, an annual fundraising event by the John T. O’Connor Center’s Advisory Board, will be held 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the John T. O’Connor Center, 611 Winona St. The Pancake Fest is open to the entire community and gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy sausage and pancakes, become familiar with the programs at the O’Connor Senior Center, and play a part in ensuring that quality program-

ming continues to be available for the senior adult population of Knox County. Celebrity chefs from the community, including city mayor Madeline Rogero and county mayor Tim Burchett, will participate. A $5 ticket buys the traditional all-you-caneat menu of pancakes, sausage and beverages. Sugar-free syrup will be available. New to this year’s event will be gluten-free pancakes (buckwheat pancakes with fruit topping) prepared


by chef Mark McKinney from the UT Medical Center Healthy Living Kitchen. Individuals are invited to check out the bake sale and visit the many craft and artisan booths. Reservations for a meeting room or for take-out orders can be made by calling the center at 523-1135. This year’s event is endorsed and sponsored by WVLT, B97.5, Covenant Health, East Tennessee Personal Care Service, and many friends of the O’Connor Center.

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March 6 service will be hosted by St. John’s Episcopal Church; the March 13 service will be hosted by First Presbyterian Church; and the March 20 service will be hosted by Immaculate Conception Church. Wednesday evening during Lent – Feb 20, 27; March 6, 13, 29. A soup supper will be served at 6, followed by study and prayer. Info: 966-9547 or

Meetings, classes ■ Glenwood Baptist Church of Powell, 7212 Central Ave. Pike, hosts “Fit for the Father,” a program that promotes body and soul fitness while serving the Lord, at 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday. A fee of $20 covers the class and the book. Info: 938-2611. ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, hosts Wednesday Night Supper at 5:45, followed by a choice of Adult Bible Study, Prayer Group or Chancel Choir. Child care is provided during class/ activity time. For reservations: 690-1060. Info: www.

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A love story By Wendy Smith In the late 1940s in Hamilton, Ohio, cousins Eileen and Charlotte would walk together to school each day. Their favorite part of the trip was passing by a photography studio, where there was a picture of a dashing young man. His hair tumbled recklessly across his forehead, like James Dean’s. “He was the handsomest man I had ever seen. I looked at the picture every day, and I wondered what he did,” says Eileen Gill, who now lives in West Knoxville. “We would just drool,” she giggles. Time went by, and Eileen was engaged to her high school boyfriend on graduation night. But that didn’t stop her stepfather’s friend from talking up his two sons. She told him she wasn’t interested, but on Christmas Day 1952, the friend showed up with his younger son, Ernest, who had recently returned from serving in the Air Force in Korea. When the young soldier f lashed a smile, Eileen was hooked. Then she remembered she was wearing a housecoat and had rollers in her hair. “She set a record for cleaning up. But she cleaned up real well,” Ernie recalls.

gloves to hide the ring. It turned out that Ernie was also engaged. But at the end of the evening, he asked, “What do you think that guy of yours would say if I kissed you?” Eileen said, “Why don’t we find out?” That summer, Eileen learned that her fiancé, who was stationed in Germany, had cheated on her. She didn’t mind the breakup since Ernie was “waiting in the wings.” But he was still involved. One day, she was on her way to the movie theater with friends when she saw Ernie walking hand-in-hand with his girlfriend. Her heart sank, but after they passed, Eileen looked back at him – and he looked back at Ernie and his dad her. spent all day with EiOn New Year’s Day 1953, leen’s family, and he they were both on dates with called the next day. On other people, but ended up togethNew Year’s Day, he took her er. From that day on, they were an item. to Cincinnati to see Dean MarHe presented her with an engagement ring on tin and Jerry Lewis perform a the front porch, and they exchanged pictures. Eileen live show. She was embarrassed to be out with someone other than her fiancé, so she wore was shocked when he handed her a copy of the pic-

Ernie and Eileen Gill celebrated their 60th anniversary last week. Photos submitted

ture from the photography studio. It hadn’t crossed her mind that her handsome soldier and the dashing rascal from the photo could be the same man. “When he gave me that, I said, ‘This just can’t be!’” It turned out to be a short engagement. The couple planned to marry in June, but Ernie was stationed 50 miles away, and drove to see Eileen every evening. “We decided to get married to keep him from getting killed,” Eileen says. They were married Feb. 7, 1953, and the union has

lasted 60 years. Ernie preached for 54 years before the Gills retired to Knoxville in 2011. They came to be near their daughter, Robin Smith, who is principal at Ridge View Elementary School in Roane County. Their son-in-law, Mark Smith, preaches at the Laurel Church of Christ. The Gills attend church with the Smiths and Eileen’s cousin, Charlotte Simpson, who walked to school with her each day. E ileen’s never gotten over the handsome man in the picture. “I still think he’s the best-looking man I ever saw.”

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A love story By Wendy Smith In the late 1940s in Hamilton, Ohio, cousins Eileen and Charlotte would walk together to school each day. Their favorite part of the trip was passing by a photography studio, where there was a picture of a dashing young man. His hair tumbled recklessly across his forehead, like James Dean’s. “He was the handsomest man I had ever seen. I looked at the picture every day, and I wondered what he did,” says Eileen Gill, who now lives in West Knoxville. “We would just drool,” she giggles. Time went by, and Eileen was engaged to her high school boyfriend on graduation night. But that didn’t stop her stepfather’s friend from talking up his two sons. She told him she wasn’t interested, but on Christmas Day 1952, the friend showed up with his younger son, Ernest, who had recently returned from serving in the Air Force in Korea. When the young soldier f lashed a smile, Eileen was hooked. Then she remembered she was wearing a housecoat and had rollers in her hair. “She set a record for cleaning up. But she cleaned up real well,” Ernie recalls.

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Ernie and Eileen Gill celebrated their 60th anniversary last week. Photos submitted

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lasted 60 years. Ernie preached for 54 years before the Gills retired to Knoxville in 2011. They came to be near their daughter, Robin Smith, who is principal at Ridge View Elementary School in Roane County. Their son-in-law, Mark Smith, preaches at the Laurel Church of Christ. The Gills attend church with the Smiths and Eileen’s cousin, Charlotte Simpson, who walked to school with her each day. E ileen’s never gotten over the handsome man in the picture. “I still think he’s the best-looking man I ever saw.”

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‘Y’all, don’t give up on us’ By Betty Bean Abby Standifer was a good student who found herself in a pickle. “I was having problems at my other school,” Abby said. “I was being bullied a lot and was given the option of being home schooled or coming here. I didn’t want to choose home school because I knew I wouldn’t do the work. Here, I have teachers holding me accountable for stuff.” “Here” is the Paul L. Kelley Volunteer Academy in Knoxville Center Mall. Abby attends classes from 8:30 a.m., Monday through Friday and is taking accounting, Algebra 1 and U.S. history. Technically a junior, she only needs two credits to be eligible to graduate. “I’m working toward graduating in May, which means I’m going to graduate a whole year early.” After that, she plans to go to college, although she’s not quite sure where at this point. She believes she made the right choice when she decided to come to the academy. “I would have found a way to stay on track in my old school, but here, I’m more able to focus on myself without being bothered by others. There’s no bullying here.” Principal Kim Towe says Abby was an ideal candidate for the academy. “This place gives them a way to do their own thing – focus on school, keep the distractions away, get away from the drama.” Tamika Walters is a senior who has been at KVA since early October. She made the change because she had fallen behind. “She needed more credits than she could have earned in a year at her base school,” Towe said. And how does she like her new school? “It’s better than regular school. I was surprised, to be honest,” Tamika says. “When I first heard about it, I thought it was going to be like an alternative school, where you just sit at the computer. But it’s not.” She is in school from 10:40 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is taking a full load: Business English, economics, general business, Bridge Math and English 4. Despite her schedule, she says she’s enjoying it. “I think it’s way more fun, going to school in the mall. If we go on break or lunch, some kids will go shopping, so it’s kinda fun.” Tamika sometimes misses the social aspect of her old school, but says she already knew some kids at KVA and hasn’t had any problem making new friends as well. Is she glad she came? “Oh, gosh yes.”

Kim Towe is principal of the Paul L. Kelley Volunteer Academy at Knoxville Center Mall. Photo by Ruth White

Her goal is to graduate in May and go to Pellissippi State. She has a Tennessee Achieves Scholarship that will pay for two years at a community college. She believes that none of this would have been possible if she’d stayed where she was. “I probably wouldn’t even have graduated, to be honest. I would recommend this school over every other school, especially for kids who are behind. This is way better than dropping out and getting a GED or going to adult school.” Jessica Kennedy is there every day from 8:30 – 11:45 taking chemistry, U.S. government and banking. That’s quite a change from her previous school, where she failed algebra three times and was told that her choices were to drop out or enroll in KVA. “We’ve both been here since July 2011,” Towe said. “She came the same week I did. Jessica’s a wonderful young lady who has worked so, so hard. And she’s almost finished.” “I want to be done next Wednesday,” Jessica said. “I’ll actually walk in May.” That’s another unique feature of the academy, Towe said. “Our students finish when they finish.” Jessica has a special incentive for wanting to get done: she’s having a baby boy in April. She plans to name him Michael David and says she plans to go to college and learn to work with

special needs kids. She is confident that she made the right choice. “My best friend was going to drop out and I told her to come here. She did, and now she’s already graduated,” Jessica said, turning to Towe: “Ya’ll don’t give up on us.” Do not call the academy an alternative school if you’re within earshot of Towe, who will politely set you straight: “We are a nontraditional school, and we value the fact that we work with our students individually. And we value the fact that they (students) are on a non-traditional learning plan.” Towe grew up in the Karns community and earned an undergraduate degree in special education at UT and a master’s in administration from Lincoln Memorial University. She has been with Knox County Schools for 17 years and is in her second year as principal of the Kelley Volunteer Academy, which opened in November 2010. From 2008-11, Towe was assistant principal at Ridgedale Alternative School, and prior to that was an assistant principal at Halls High School for three years. She has also served as a special education mentor. She clearly loves where she is now. “I have always had a passion to work with the underdogs – the students who are struggling, or need support and need that person who really cares. These kids need support everywhere, and I have that passion for nontraditional approaches to learning.” The academy is the namesake of the late school board member Paul Kelley,

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who died in December. In a bittersweet coincidence, Kelley’s memorial service was held the same night as the academy’s graduation ceremony (there are three a year). “We put up a video of Dr. Kelley’s life at the memorial service. We had a tribute to him prior to graduation.” Towe believes that the school is a true reflection of Kelley’s life’s work. “It’s all about building relationships with these kids, so they know you care and they’ll work harder. We work to make them see the relevance (of education) to their lives. There are so many opportunities they won’t have if they don’t have a diploma – military, all kinds of training and higher education, better jobs.” The academy is a place where high school juniors and seniors who are at risk of not graduating, or who simply don’t fit well in a traditional high school environment, can take core and elective courses in language arts, science, mathematics, social studies, and business electives including marketing, accounting, personal finance and financial planning. The academy operates under a partnership between Knox County Schools and the Simon Youth Foundation, which supports 23 Education Resource Centers in communities where Simon Malls are located. The students come from Gibbs, Fulton, Halls, Powell and West high schools. The enrollment, which fluctuates a bit, is around 200. But Towe says they are OK with that.

“If you ask my staff, they wouldn’t trade it for anything. They like what they do.” She says the typical student is 17-19 years old and works at his or her own pace. “They sort of like the independence. They like being able to say ‘I’m in charge of this.’ In a traditional high school if you fail that class, you’re sunk. Here, you keep working through that subject. Here, zeros don’t exist. There’s no deadline. They turn in that assignment when they’re finished. “And that’s a positive for these students. They don’t give up here because it’s up to them.”

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Inauguration at Bearden Elementary Bearden Elementary School’s class officers were sworn in last week by Knox County commissioner Ed Shouse.

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Shouse began performing the ceremony for the school when his son, who is now a freshman at West High, was in the 5th grade. “Your elected office is an important one,” Shouse told the newly-elected officers. “You have been selected by hundreds of your fellow students. When you’re not on Bearden Elementary School’s campus, it is still your duty to serve as delegates and ambassadors for the school, and to reflect the spirit and character of it.” Each officer stood and repeated an oath with their right hand raised. Fifth grader Maddie McKellar was voted class president and is already organizing a project in which each class will perform a play based on one of the six pillars of character, which include fairness, caring and citizenship. “Our students have always been so dedicated to Bearden Elementary School,” said principal Susan Dunlap. “Even when they reach middle school, they continue to represent us well.”

Artists aplenty at Sequoyah Elementary By Sara Barrett

“I tell all of my students, ‘It’s a lot like ice skating. It looks easy until you try it,’” said Sequoyah Elementary School art teacher Alison Petre, speaking about the multiple types of art her students create each year. More than 40 students from Sequoyah Elementary will have their work on display throughout February and March at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Petre handpicked each piece of work that will be on display. “It was so hard,” she said. She teaches 450 students, so it is understandable that she had difficulty narrowing it down. In the era of standardized testing and statistical data, Petre said art gives students a break from having to think inside someone else’s box. “They can come up with their own answers in here. It allows them to have divergent thoughts.” Student artwork on disKnox County commissioner Ed Shouse officiated the swearing play will include many different types of media, inin of Bearden Elementary School’s class officers. cluding watercolor, mobiles, sculpture, collage and oil pastels. The exhibit will be on display through March. Hours at the Knoxville Museum of Art are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (Closed Mondays) Admission is free. Info: www.

SES 1st grader Ashlynn Smith used mixed media to create a triptych of a flower.

SES 1st grader Reese Legg painted a scene of flowers with watercolor.

Bearden Elementary School’s new class officers are 5th grader Tyler Larrabee, treasurer; 4th grader Emery Kirby, secretary; 5th grader Janie Holecek, vice president and 5th grader Maddie McKellar, president. Photos by S. Barrett

Sequoyah Elementary School 5th grader Jack Breazeale stands at the window with a mobile he made from wire and coins.

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SES 4th grader Natalie Rash used permanent marker to create a type of sculpture with industrial foil.

SES 2nd grader Izzie Hummel painted two cardinals in the snow.

SES 5th grader Elie Creswell created an image of the sun.

Bearden Elementary School held its Character Counts assemblies last week, honoring the classes that exhibit good behavior and act as role models to the rest of the school. Lisa Cranston’s 3rd-grade class received two banners at the assembly, for good character in the cafeteria and in music class. Pictured holding the banners are students Joshua Christodoulou, Emma Wiley, Simon Lucal and Victoria Chester.


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■ Book fair will be held through Wednesday, Feb. 13. Evening shopping hours are 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 11-12. All proceeds from the book fair will support the school’s library.

■ A youth concert, photography exhibit and reception will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike. Student musicians from West High School, Bearden High School, Knoxville Catholic School, Webb School of Knoxville, Episcopal School of Knoxville and Knoxville Montessori School will perform. Art photography by high school student Caroline Trotter will also be on display. Admission is free. Everyone is invited.

Bearden Middle School names teachers of the year Bearden Middle School teachers Craig Outland and Jeni Powell have been named school teachers of the year. Outland, a math teacher, and Powell, a language arts/AVID teacher, are well-thought-of by their students for their creative teaching methods. “Math is hard,” said 8th grader Lauren Lovell. “But (Outland) shows us different methods of finding our answers so we can decide what works best for us.” Powell’s students said she has a unique way of connecting with them, and she helps them stay organized.

A.L. Lotts Elementary ■ The Jason Jablonski Memorial PTA Peanut Butter Project Heart Cart food drive will be held through Friday, Feb. 15. Peanut butter, canned food and cash will be collected for Second Harvest Food Bank.

Bearden High ■ A soup supper sponsored by the choral department will be held 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Bee winners at Bearden Middle

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Bearden Middle School 6th grader Sofia Hamby won the school’s spelling bee recently with the word “cauterize.” She will compete in the regional bee at UT in March.

■ Kindergarten open house for prospective parents will be held 9-10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Info: 594-1360. PTA will meet 10:45-11:45 a.m. each second Wednesday in the library. All parents are encouraged to attend.

West Hills Elementary ■ Box Tops for Education from General Mills’ products and Labels for Education from Campbell’s products are being collected to purchase supplies for the school. Labels can be dropped off in the silver collection box at the front of the school or can be mailed to: West Hills Elementary School, 409 Vanosdale Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909. Info: email Jill Schmudde at

Bearden Middle School 7th grader Matthew Holecek won the school’s geography bee after correctly answering a question about the Ural Mountains in Russia. He hopes to compete in the state competition in Nashville.



More activity for Parkside Drive Busy Parkside Drive between Cedar Bluff and Lovell roads is about to get even busier.

Local businesses including the billboard industry are watching closely to see what County Commission decides to do regarding limiting the number and types of billboards in the community. Meanwhile, Commissioner Richard Briggs, the main proponent of the measure to more tightly regulate billboards, found himself on the USA Today website last week in a story about the issue of digital billboards in communities nationwide. Briggs is quoted as saying digital billboards create “a Las Vegas effect,” adding, “I like Las Vegas, but that’s not what we want here in the cradle of Southern Appalachia.”

Henry credits the book “Along Interstate 75” by Dave Hunter for guiding hungry diners from the interstate exit to her Farragut tea room. She’s been listed in it for about 18 years, and the author visits once a year to check out the menu and see what has changed. “He tastes everything and always pays for his lunch,” says Henry. Toronto diners Melvyn and Susan Fuss discovered the tea room through the book two years ago. Susan Fuss says they returned because of the hospitality and food. A little closer to FarMary Henry, owner of Apple ragut, Kingston friends Ann Cake Tea Room, is marking 30 O’Briant and Dixie Mason years as a successful business have been coming since the tea room opened. “I like the in Farragut. Photo by S.F. Neal atmosphere, food and con-

sistency,” Mason says. “It’s always a special meeting place.” Henry is a little superstitious about celebrating milestones, so when that 30-year date rolls around in early September, it will probably be observed quietly. Tea room profits help put three daughters through college. The two who live here, M.J. Murrell, a teacher at Sequoyah Elementary, and Katie Sturgill, who works for Tennova Healthcare, still help out when needed on weekends. Daughter Angie Vallely, lives in Columbus, Ohio. In her mid-60s, Henry has no intention of retiring. She loves visiting with the guests and appreciates the loyalty of her customers.

Among those on hand at last week’s Farragut West Knox Chamber event at Renewals by Andersen in Bearden were Steven Jergesen of ROK Financial Services; Rick Elbell of SendOut Cards, Doug Robertson of Renewal by Andersen, Steven Burgess of SendOut Cards and Debby Nohe of Designs for You Inc. Clydesdales and Beyonce, sure enough, Fox & FarmIt’s not easy to get away er (We’re two for you), from Knoxville’s dueling and Ogle Elrod and Baril attorneys. (We’ll turn your wreck Just when you think into a check) show up with you can settle down to an splashy new ads on WVLT evening of the Budweiser during the Super Bowl. ■

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Apple Cake Tea Room Novice’s notion is 30-year success story By Suzanne Foree Neal When Mary Henry opened her tea room nearly 30 years ago, the building was surrounded by the tranquility of open farmland, woods and few businesses. Today Apple Cake Tea Room has evolved into a multi-generational destination dining establishment in the middle of a beehive of commercial activity and chain restaurants. Yet the lunch-only tea room has survived and flourished. Henry says when Turkey Creek development began, there were some anxious


moments. “Every time a new restaurant would open in Turkey Creek, I’d go count them,” Henry says with a laugh, adding she finally took a friend’s advice and “just let it go.” Despite the competition, Henry’s log cabin restaurant off Campbell Station Road has a loyal following of customers from near and far. A visit to the tea room will show locals mixed with interstate travelers, couples grabbing a quick bite, friends lingering over a catch-up lunch and the sounds of celebration in

the party room upstairs. Despite “tea room” in the name, Henry says the menu has been changed to offer some heartier dishes as well, and it is not unusual to see men in the restaurant. “I just have to get them past the sign and in the door, and I’ve got them,” says Henry. Henry hung up her apron after five years in the kitchen. She prefers hosting duty where she can converse with customers. This time of year, many of the customers are from the upper U.S. and Canada, heading to Florida.

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Members of the Farragut West Knox Chamber ventured into the heart of Bearden recently for a late afternoon networking event at the attractive headquarters of Renewals by Andersen, just off Kingston Pike on Northview Street. The meet and greet introduced Andersen’s sales team: coordinator Katie Dotson, Doug Robertson, Doug Boals and Tim Shaughnessy. Company officials say they have a new approach to sales and marketing, acting as consultants to their clients, rather than just salespeople, to help clients make the best decision. In addition, Andersen’s clients are asked by the home office in Minneapolis to take customer satisfaction surveys, which are

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CONTINUING “Red,” the 2010 Tony Award-winning drama by John Logan, has evening performances at 7:30 and matinees at 2 p.m. through Sunday, Feb. 17, at UT’s Carousel Theatre. Ticket prices vary; call the Clarence Brown Theatre box office, 974-5161, or Tickets Unlimited, 656-4444. The Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd., presents “Of Giants and Dwarfs,” recent works including paintings, drawings and installations by American artist and set designer Michael Zansky, through Tuesday, Feb. 26. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays; and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Info: 974-3200 or Goodwill Industries in Bearden is holding a materials drive through Thursday, Feb. 28, Project Wear and Share, to fund 15 vocational training programs. Gently used clothing and linens dropped off at Prestige Cleaners, Crown Cleaners and Laundry, and Executive Cleaners will receive a complimentary cleaning before being donated to Goodwill for sale. “Splendid Treasures of the Turkomen Tribes from Central Asia,” an exhibit of more than 50 handcrafted items of elaborate silver, gilt jewelry, carpets and textiles from the semi-nomadic Turkomen tribes of Iran, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, will be on display through Sunday, May 12, at the Frank H. McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive, on the UT campus. A free program for families will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Museum hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Info: http:// “Becoming a Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812” is on display through Sunday, May 19, at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. The traveling exhibit from the Tennessee State Museum commemorates the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the role Tennessee played in the war. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

MONDAY, FEB. 11 GFWC Ossoli Circle will meet at 9:45 a.m. for coffee; 10:30 a.m. for “Someday You’re Going to Thank Me” by Tootie McCook and Stephanie Wayland; and 11:30 a.m. for “TEACH Tennessee Initiative” by faculty from William Blount High School at the Ossoli Clubhouse, 2511 Kingston Pike. GriefShare, a support group for people grieving the death of a loved one, will be held 6-7:30 p.m. at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, 3700 Keowee Ave. The group will meet weekly through March 18. Info: 522-9804 or Tennessee Shines will feature progressive indie-folk-rock Knoxville band the Lonetones and Lexington, Ky.-based Matt Duncan at 7 p.m. at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St.; broadcast on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. Tickets are $10 and are available at WDVX and Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free.

TUESDAY, FEB. 12 The Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club will feature Barbara Allen, trail name Mamaw B, at its meeting at 7 p.m. at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike. Allen is the oldest woman to through-hike the Appalachian Trail, completing the northbound trek in September 2012. The meeting is free and open to the public. The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable will host journalist, historian and author Jack Hurst as speaker at 8 p.m. at the Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston

Pike. Hurst’s topic is “Born to Battle: Generals Grant and Forrest, 1862-63.” Cost: $5 talk only (free for students with ID); $17 ($15 members) for buffet dinner/talk. Dinner reservations: 671-9001 by 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11.

TUESDAY-SUNDAY, FEB. 12-17 The Volunteer Princess luxury yacht, based at Volunteer Landing Marina, will present Starlight Dinner Cruises Feb. 12-16, Late Night Dessert Cruises Feb. 14-15, and a Valentine’s Brunc h Cruise Feb. 17. Cost: $39.95-$69.95. Info: 541-4556 or www.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13 American Red Cross, 6921 Middlebrook Pike, offers weekly information sessions on nurse assistant, EKG and phlebotomy training 10-11 a.m. Info: 862-3508. Photographer Dennis Sabo will showcase his work and discuss his inspirations and processes noon-1 p.m. at the “Time Well Spent: Inspiration at Lunch” brown bag presented by the Arts & Culture Alliance at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Info: www.

THURSDAY, FEB. 14 The “Love Is … Luncheon” of the Knoxville Christian Women’s Connection will begin with a 10:45 a.m. meeting at Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. The knitting store Loopville will be featured, and Linda Wright of Asheboro, N.C., will be the inspirational speaker. Complimentary child care by reservation only. Cost: $12 inclusive. Reservations: Marie, 382-1155 or 55 Alive, First Lutheran Church’s senior group, will meet at noon at the church, 1207 N. Broadway, for a hot meal and speaker Ruth Blackwell, recently appointed principal of First Lutheran School. Meal: $6.50; reservations requested. Info: 524-0366 before noon weekdays. Knoxville Square Dance will feature traditional Southern squares, circles, waltzes and two-steps, with lessons for beginners at 7:30 p.m. and the dance program beginning at 8 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. The Hellgrammites will provide live old-time music, and all dances will be taught and called by Michael Ismerio. Admission is $7. Follow Knoxville Square Dance in Facebook.

FRIDAY, FEB. 15 Connect: Fellowship for Women! will meet at 9:30 a.m. in Epworth Hall at Cokesbury UMC, 9915 Kingston Pike. Warm brunch will be served. Free child care. Life Line Screenings sponsored by the University of Tennessee Medical Center will be held at the Karns (Old Library) Community Club Center, 7708 Oak Ridge Highway. Preregistration is required. Call 1-800-324-1851 or visit UT Science Forum weekly brown-bag lunch series will feature Linda C. Kah, Ken Walker Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, discussing “Curiouser and Curiouser: NASA’s Curiosity Rover’s Mission in Gale Crater,” in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, FEB. 15-17 The 2013 Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show, the annual fundraiser for the Dogwood Arts Festival, will run 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 15-16 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Features will include garden displays, flower markets, artwork, how-to shows, a raffle, a Green Pavilion, and a cooking school with 13 demonstrations focused on homemade Italian cuisine. Guest speakers will include DIY hosts Matt Muenster and Alison Victoria and Leigh Anne Lomax from Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors (over 65), $5 youth (6-12); under 5 admitted free. Advance tickets at local ORNL Federal Credit Union branches receive a $1 discount through Feb. 14.

SATURDAY, FEB. 16 A self-defense seminar for male and female young adults will be held at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Bearden High School. Led by Bullman’s Krav Maga & Kickboxing, the seminar is a fundraiser for the BHS Dance Team. Cost: $25 per session. Register: The annual George Washington Birthday Luncheon hosted by the Knox County Council of Regents of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held at noon at Rothchild Catering, 8807 Kingston Pike. Anna Chappelle, executive director of Marble Springs, will be the keynote speaker. Info: Mary Vann, 617-504-1370. Tennessee’s Princess Party, a father/daughter dance, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Jubilee Banquet Facility, 6700 Jubilee Center Way (off Callahan Drive in Powell). Proceeds benefit Alzheimer’s Tennessee. Tickets are available at 1 Source Printing, 1615 W. Emory Road, and Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt, 10901 Parkside Drive (Turkey Creek). Info: 938-3857. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will present “Valentine’s Romance with the KSO” at 8 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Guest vocalists Nicole Kaplan and Philip Brenner will join Maestro Lucas Richman and the KSO for the concert of romantic music. Guests will be greeted with champagne and samples from Godiva Chocolatier. Tickets: $50 ($45 for subscribers). Available: 291-3310 or Steve Kaufman, three-time winner of the National Flatpicking Championships, will perform in concert at 8 p.m. at the Palace Theater, 113 W. Broadway Ave., Maryville. Special guest will be bassist Rusty Holloway. Tickets: $13 advance, $15 at the door. Available: 865983-3330, and Murlin’s Music World in Maryville.

SUNDAY, FEB. 17 The Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association will feature the winners of the 2012-2013 Concerto Competition, pianist Mayuki Miyashita and tubist John Paul Powers, in a free concert at 3 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre, 803 S. Gay St. “Rachmaninoff Remembered,” a concert featuring Russian pianist Evgheny Brakhman, will be presented at 8 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium at UT’s Alumni Memorial Building. Legendary Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff performed his final public concert in the then-Alumni Gymnasium on Feb. 17, 1943. He died five weeks later. UT’s 70th anniversary commemorative concert is free and open to the public. Info:

MONDAY, FEB. 18 GriefShare, a support group for people grieving the death of a loved one, will be held 6-7:30 p.m. at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, 3700 Keowee Ave. The group will meet weekly through March 18. Info: 522-9804 or The Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association will present its free Winter Concert featuring four of the five orchestras of the KSYOA at 7 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre, 603 S. Gay St. The groups performing include the Youth Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Preludium Orchestra. Tennessee Shines will feature The Casey Driessen Singularity, featuring Grammy-nominated fiddler Driessen, and Texas-honed songwriter Dylan Sneed at 7 p.m. at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St.; broadcast on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. Tickets: $10, available at WDVX and Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free. A Presidential Conversation with Jon Meacham will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St. Chattanooga native Meacham is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of four books and many essays, a former co-anchor of PBS’s “Need to Know” and former editor of Newsweek. Gov. Bill Haslam will deliver the introduction. Tickets: $30/$20. Available: www., or 684-1200.

TUESDAY, FEB. 19 Pancake Fest 2013 will be held 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at the John T. O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. In addition to regular pancakes flipped by local celebrities and gluten-free buckwheat pancakes provided by the UT Medical Center Healthy Living Kitchen, there will also be a craft fair, a bake sale and marketing/vendor tables featuring companies that provide services to/for seniors in the community. Tickets: $5 at the center in advance or day of; for groups of 10 or more, call the O’Connor Center, 523-1135, and they will deliver the tickets and pick up your check.


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Paideia to Host First Annual Golf Classic The Paideia Academy Annual Golf Classic will be held on Friday, May 10 at the beautiful Avalon Golf and Country Club. The four-person swat tournament will offer an afternoon of friendly golf to benefit a worthy organization. Players and/or teams may play 18 holes. Generous sponsors are providing lots of great prizes – course prizes, putting contest, goody bag, door prizes. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Proceeds from this event benefit Paideia Academy’s Annual Fund which supports need-based tuition scholarships and property acquisition for future capital development. Visit to register or view sponsorship information.




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If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, you may be overwhelmed with information. Taking care of your diabetes does make a difference! You will not only feel better, but good blood sugar control can help delay and even prevent the risk of diabetes complications such as heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and nerve damage. Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin. Diabetes affects 25.8 million Americans, or 8.3 percent of the population. Most people with diabetes, about 90 to 95 percent, have Type 2. Obesity and lack of physical exercise are two of the most common causes of Type 2 diabetes, although not everyone with the disease is overweight. At the Fort Sanders Diabetes Center, a team of certified diabetes educators work with each client to develop a lifestyle plan. “We provide the patient with an individualized meal plan, food preferences and a weight goal,” explains Lucy Deatherage of the Fort Sanders Diabetes Center. “We give people the tools to manage their diabetes,” says Deatherage. A series of classes that contain

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Horse opera, part two By Carol Zinavage The backstage elevator at the Tennessee Theatre has seen some unusual activity lately. Normally, it’s used to lift the nine-foot Steinway grand piano onto the stage for Knoxville Symphony performances. This week, it’s a barn. Marley and Callie, two horses from John Niceley’s Strong Stock Farm off of Rutledge Pike, have been cooling their heels there between acts of Knoxville Opera’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s “The Girl of the Golden West.” And, yes, in answer to the question posed by this column last week, there have been several “emissions,” both in the KOC rehearsal space on Depot Street and onstage at the Tennessee Theatre. But the Niceley family and their assistants, old hands at this kind of thing, are always ready with the broom and scoop. And honestly, aren’t there a lot of worse smells? There’s nothing wrong with a little robust barnyard atmosphere. During their first time onstage, the horses were slight-

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Summit View residents Gussie Lynch and Betty Seay put on their aprons to promote the facility’s upcoming bake sale.

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2 Spaces in New Gray Cemetery, Sec. West G, lot 502, spaces 4 & 4A. $3,000. 865938-1950 or 776-1895


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Gussie Lynch had hoped to make her famous banana pudding for the sale, but it is so popular with her family members she was afraid there wouldn’t be any left. Surgenor also wanted to let the community know that musicians are always welcome to perform for Summit View’s residents. “They enjoy gospel music, big band and bluegrass. Really, just about anything,” Surgenor said. Performers would only need to volunteer about 30 minutes of their time. Summit View is located at 12823 Kingston Pike. Interested parties can call Meghan Surgenor at 9660600.

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Managing Director, Chief Dietitian

Salmon and asparagus Makes: four servings Prep time: 10 minutes Bake at 450°F for 12 minutes Ingredients ■ 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch pieces

Provision Physical Therapy

first in TN to offer innovative treatment By Shana Raley-Lusk As always, Provision Physical Therapy is on the front line of the most innovative and evidence-based treatment options available. Provision is now offering Redcord®, a unique and specialized system never before offered in Tennessee. It is an ideal complement to the Provision therapists’ expert manual therapy skills.

■ 1 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil ■ Coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste ■ 1 pound fresh or frozen salmon fillets with skin ■ 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel ■ 1 teaspoon snipped fresh parsley

Directions Place two (one large and one medium) cast-iron skillets or oven-safe heavy skillets in a cold oven; heat oven to 450° F. In a medium bowl, combine asparagus and 1/2 teaspoon olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Brush the remaining one teaspoon of olive oil on both sides of fish; sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Carefully remove hot skillets from oven. Place fish, skin side down, in the large skillet. Place asparagus in medium skillet. Return skillets to oven. Bake for 12 minutes, or until fish f lakes easily when tested with a fork and asparagus is crisptender. To serve, sprinkle fish with lemon peel and parsley. Info: info@

The Redcord® system consists of multiple adjustable ropes that are suspended over a treatment table (or an exercises mat) as well as slings, handles and bungees that attach to these ropes. Instead of traditional weight training, the Redcord® is a unique corrective-exercise system that leverages body weight as resistance while demanding the recruitment of many muscles to keep the ropes steady. All three of the Provision therapists are trained in the Neurac treatment method which utilizes the Redcord® system to unload one’s own body weight to restore proper neuromuscular control and functional stability for sports or daily activities. Whether the goal is to perform the simplest task, or to excel at the highest

Provision Physical Therapy is the first practice in the state to introduce innovative new treatment system- Redcord®. Photos provided by Provision Physical Therapy

level, Neurac treatment is a safe and highly effective way to address the strength needs for people of all ages. It has been featured in a number of publications and has more than 25 published studies to its credit. Redcord® has the

ability to take the patient through rehabilitation of an injury to medical fitness and, ultimately, independent use. “The Redcord system was a natural complement,” said Wes Franks, owner and therapist at Provision. Wes and the entire

team at Provision Physical Therapy currently use this system to provide cutting-edge treatment to patients. For more information, visit Provision Physical Therapy on the web at www.provisiontherapy. com.



On the edge

A look at borderline personality disorder Often misunderstood, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness that is characterized by unstable moods, disrupted interpersonal relationships and identity disturbances. “BPD doesn’t mean you have a bad personality,” explained Reggie Raman, M.D., a psychiatrist who is chief of staff for Peninsula Hospital. “BPD is a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, turbulent emotions, self-image problems and impulsivity.” “A patient with BPD Reggie Raman, M.D. might feel worthless and have a self-image so distorted that it does not match reality. Often, the erratic behavior of such patients prevents them from having what they most desire – lasting, loving relationships.” Raman said that patients with a BPD diagnosis often view circumstances and actions as “black and white” and react inappropriately. “For example, if someone says he cannot go to lunch with you, a person with BPD might feel angry or rejected and act out on those feelings, when the reality is, the other person simply had a schedule conflict,” Raman said. Like other personality disorders, BPD is diagnosed based on a psychological evaluation and the history and severity of the symptoms. “The good news is a lot of progress

Symptoms of BPD For Borderline Personality Disorder to be diagnosed, at least five of the following signs and symptoms must be present: ■ Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment. ■ A pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation. ■ Identity disturbance: markedly and persistently unstable selfimage or sense of self. ■ Impulsivity in at least two areas that are potentially selfdamaging (e.g., spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, binge eating). ■ Recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, threats or self-harm. ■ Affective (mood) instability. ■ Chronic feelings of emptiness. ■ Inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger (e.g., frequent displays of temper, constant anger, recurrent physical fights). ■ Transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms. Source: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that a BPD diagnosis rarely stands alone. There is high co-occurrence with other disorders including depression, alcohol or substance abuse and dependency, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder. According to NAMI, more females are diagnosed with BPD than males by a ratio of about 3-to-1, though some clinicians suspect that males are under diagnosed. NAMI information says that at this time, clinical theorists believe that genetic and social factors play a role in the development of the disorder. Risk factors for BPD include: abandonment in childhood or adolescence, disrupted family life, poor communication in the family, sexual abuse or certain brain abnormalities. Treatment for BPD includes medications, psychotherapy, and educational and support groups. Both group and individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) seem to be particularly helpful. DBT uses a skills-based approach combined with physical and meditation-like exercises to teach individuals how to regulate emotions, tolerate distress and improve relationships. “The trifecta of medication, therapy and support is the key,” Raman said. “Medication reduces the severity of the symptoms, which enables the patient to engage in effective psychotherapy, and having family involvement or another has been made in the understanding and 2 percent of the general population, ap- support system in place is essential for treatment of BPD, and it is a diagnosis proximately the same number as are af- long-term success.” for which recovery is possible,” Raman fected by bipolar disorder and schizoIf you would like to know more about said. phrenia. Symptoms typically manifest in being evaluated for BPD, call Peninsula at 970-9800. BPD is fairly common, affecting about late adolescence or early adulthood.

Psychiatrist Melanie Fuertes-Hunt joins Peninsula Melanie Fuertes-Hunt, M.D., has joined Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center, as a psychiatrist. Hunt will be at Peninsula Hospital where she will work full time with adult patients. “We’re delighted to have Dr. Hunt on board,” said Liz Clary, Peninsula Hospital Director of Patient Care Services. “Her experience particularly in the area of

geriatric psychiatry will benefit our patients.” Dr. Hunt comes to Peninsula from Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic and private practice with Knoxville Psychiatric Group. Hunt holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. She completed an internship and residency at the James H. Quillen College of Medi-

cine at East Tennessee State University from 1999-2003. She also served a Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at Emory University in Atlanta from 2003-2004. Dr. Hunt is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and also is Board-certified in the subspecialty of geriatric psychiatry. She is a member of the American Board of Geriatric Psychiatrists.

Melanie Fuertes-Hunt, M.D.

Amy Spangler is Nurse Manager at Peninsula Hospital Amy Spangler, R.N., has joined Peninsula Hospital as Psychiatric Nurse Manager. In this role, Spangler is responsible for daily operations; has clinical and administrative responsibility for the overall quality of nursing care provided on specific units; and plans, coordinates, directs and controls the work of all nursing department employees. “Amy has a background in evidence-base practice and research and is an excellent fit for our organization,” said Liz Clary, Peninsula Hospital Director of Pa-

tient Care Services. “Her clinical skills combined with her experience and ability to foster strong working relationships with staff will benefit Peninsula.” “I’m happy for this opportunity,” Spangler said. “My first career was in psychology (my first love), then I went to nursing school. Now I am blessed to combine the two.” Spangler comes to Peninsula from Professional Case Management in Oak Ridge, where she served as a senior case manager and team director. Prior to that, she was a staff nurse at Method-

Amy Spangler, R.N.

ist Medical Center from 20082010. Spangler holds a Masters of Science in Nursing from King College, where she graduated with a 3.9 GPA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from South College as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of TennesseeKnoxville. Spangler and her husband, Matthew, live in Clinton where they have a mini-farm with chickens, guineas and several rescued pets.



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