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Adios to Bulldog teachers, staff Ten faculty and six staff members retired this year at Bearden High School. One of those is Jewell Eubanks, who, according to official records, has worked in Eubanks the school cafeteria for 47 years. She thinks it’s been only 45 years, so she only wants credit for that long. That’s the sort of person she is.

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‘Get off the hill’ Second Presbyterian Church’s senior pastor Bryan Wilson has always encouraged his congregants to “get off the hill and into the city.” So they did. On a recent Sunday morning, the entire congregation skipped church, and nearly 250 members boarded buses that took them to service sites across the county. Wilson asked Julie Simpson and Jim Wallace to organize an event to serve the city. They found eight service sites.

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Politics and more Shopper-News publisher Sandra Clark weighs in on city pensions and this newspaper’s position on them; Betty Bean talks about all the Republicans at Daryl Fansler’s fundraiser – so many she forgot to photograph Fansler; and Victor Ashe ponders whether Troy Whiteside will ever come to trial.

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Second-graders end year with new skill, new friend

By Wendy Smith

During the last week of school at Bearden Elementary, Connie Lewis instructed children in Leslee Tarbett’s second-grade class to line up at the door. First, she sent those wearing yellow. Then, she sent those wearing sandals. Finally, she sent a group of wiggly boys. And she did it all without speaking a word. Tarbett’s students spent the year learning sign language. She has always used signs for classroom management, but this year, with a deaf student in her class, Tarbett ramped up her instruction. Having an expert like Lewis on hand has helped. She is the full-time interpreter for Kaiden Bonds, a deaf student who was able to fully participate in the class, with Lewis’ help. She served as an interpreter for 17 years before switching to a teaching. This year, she returned to interpreting after nine years as a teacher. Tarbett met Lewis at the beginning of the school year before either of them knew who Kaiden’s teacher would be. Tarbett hoped Kaiden, and Lewis, would join her class. It was a good fit. Tarbett’s firm ru ule less and and boundaries boundari ries es m ade herr ad rules made

Bearden Elementary School second-graders Nikolai Truan, Logan Waller, Eva East, Owen Keim, Mary Caroline Bowman, Kaiden Bonds, Diana Martinez and Hollee Lowe sign to “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” Photo by Wendy Smith classroom the perfect setting for a student like Kaiden, Lewis says. At first, Kaiden’s classmates were curious about him, especially when he made loud noises. But they adjusted quickly, and after daily lessons in sign language, they began communicating with him. They even supplemented formal sign language with made-up signs.

“They find ways of communicating,” Lewis says. Tarbett thinks learning sign language was beneficial to all the students. Because some words need to be spelled out, it helped with spelling. Because some signs are like acting out words, it helped students remember vocabulary. The kids liked it because it allowed them to “talk” in the halls,

Donations fuel West High project By Wendy Smith West High School students will have an improved strengthtraining facility next year, thanks to strong families and community and business partners. Ground was broken last week on a 4,000-square-foot addition to the “Doc” Simpson Training Facility. The expansion will include new locker, media and training rooms. Construction has begun and is expected to be completed in early August. Knox County school board chair Lynn Fugate, a former West High School Foundation president, says the project is a continuation of the strong community support she’s seen for the school. Community partners have stepped up to help with major projects that would never be cov-

ered by funds fund ndss from the county, like the school’s new state-of-theart lecture hall, she said. Blaise Burch, lead contractor for the addition, that apLynne Fugate said proximately half of the $350,000 construction cost for the project was covered by in-kind donations. Contributors include Shoffner Kalthoff Mechanical Electrical Service, Superior Steel, and Total Demolition Services. Jim Bush, whose grandchildren attend West High, is credited with the successful fundraising effort. Lance Boyd, president of the school’s football boosters, said the first serious discussion of the

expansion expa ex pans nsio ion n happened happ ha ppened d just two months ago. Several of the project’s backers have sons who will be seniors this fall, and they hope the improved facility will be a legacy for future players. The addition won’t just benefit the football team, which is expected to include 100 players this year. Weightlifting students will also use the facility, said head football coach Scott Cummings. West High students demonstrate excellence in the classroom and on the field, said principal Katherine Banner, and enhancements like the new strength training facility will enable students to reach their full potential. James “Doc” Simpson was a teacher, coach and administrator for several years before serving as principal at West from 1975 to 1986. He passed away in 1987.

where they are expected to be quiet. After spending part of the year encouraging the students to use sign language, Tarbett noticed they were signing across the classroom − while she was teaching. That’s when she made new rules to govern the new skill. Don’t sign To page A-3

Cullom is principal at Maynard Maynard Elementary School is getting a new principal. Kim Cullom, principal at Gap Creek Elementary School since 2012, was named to head the school where her grandfather once taught. Cullom joined Knox County Schools in Kim Cullom 1991 as a speech and language pathologist and has served as an administrative assistant at A.L. Lotts and East Knox County elementary schools. Cullom holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in speech pathology from the University of Tennessee and an educational specialist degree in educational leadership from Lincoln Memorial University.

Career Magnet Academy meeting enrollment goals By Betty Bean Knox County’s new Career Magnet Academy, on track to open in August in the former Panasonic building on Pellissippi State’s Strawberry Plains campus, also appears to be on track to meet enrollment expectaMike McMillan tions. It has also won over at least one important skeptic. The $3.785 million academy is in school board member Mike McMillan’s 8th District, not far from Carter High School, which has a thriving vocational department of its own. McMillan had some initial reservations about the new school, primarily about how it would affect Carter, but says he’s gotten in-

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formation that has persuaded him to put his misgivings aside. “It’s still a little too early to tell, but if it does what they are promoting it as doing, it should be a very positive thing for our students. It gives them more choices. “I had some concerns initially, about how the school would affect the traditional vocational classes, but now I’ve come to believe that it won’t hurt them because this school is trying to attract a highercaliber student.” The Career Magnet Academy will have 13 classrooms, two science labs, a media center, a wellness center, teacher workrooms and a cafeteria. It will be housed on the ground floor of the former Panasonic building. The upper floors are utilized by some 300 college students. CMA students will choose one

of four “learning pathways” – advanced manufacturing, sustainable living, homeland security (pre-law enforcement), or teacher preparation – but still must meet Common Core academic requirements. They won’t be expected to choose a career path until sophomore year, and dual-credit courses will be available for juniors and seniors to earn college credit while still in high school. CMA principal John Derek Faulconer has visited every middle school in the county to talk up the Career Magnet Academy, and McMillan said he has been “pleasantly surprised” with the success of those recruiting efforts. “So far, they’ve got 110 students enrolled, which means they’ve still got about 15 slots open. They didn’t have to hold a lottery,” McMillan said, noting that Faulcon-


er’s efforts to attract students to the school on the eastern fringe of the county were particularly successful at Holston and SouthDoyle middle schools but diminished in West Knox County. “They say they are rebranding vocational education. It’s not going to be the vocational education that your mom and dad experienced. And the thing about this school is kids will only be six hours short of having an associate’s degree when they graduate, so theoretically, if you are a go-getter, when you graduate, you can go to work for somebody, take three hours in the fall and three hours in the spring and have your associate’s degree.” McMillan said. “And here’s the thing: It’s really going to benefit the 8th District more than any other district.”

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Kudos and adios to high school teachers and staff School hallways are empty, but even as high school students begin summer jobs and activities, they are impacted by the teachers who instructed and influenced them this year.

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One of those is Jack Tate, aka Coach Tate, who was recently chosen Alumni of the Year at Bearden H i g h School. This is the fifth year Principal John Bartlett has Jack Tate recognized a Bearden alumnus who has, through finances, time or talent, given back to the school. Staff members make nominations, and a committee composed of alumni staff members vote. This year, Tate was the obvious choice, Bartlett says. He graduated from BHS in 1978 and taught at Bearden Middle for more than seven years before joining the Bearden High staff in 1996. In addition to teaching American government, economics, personal finance, film studies and civics, Tate has served as assistant and junior varsity coach for the baseball team and as head coach from 2010 to 2012. He’s kept stats for the

Golden silence during lessons, she told them, and be nice with your signs − don’t tell classmates “no” and “stop talking.” But she’s thrilled by the way students took to signing and to their deaf classmate. One student, who learned English as a second language, proved to be particularly good at putting sentences together with sign language,

baseball team for 25 years and for the football team for 33 years. He didn’t play in high school but did serve as bat boy for the Knoxville Sox. Tate says that during his teaching career, he never had a bad year. “Every group is really special. That makes it fun every day.” He looks forward to watching baseball over the summer. If Lane Thomas, who graduated from Bearden this year, is chosen in the upcoming draft, he’ll try to catch a few of his games. Tate’s invested his life in his players and his students, says Bartlett. “When you work with him, you understand his impact. He’s a great teacher, but he’s an even better person.” ■

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Education First Foundation exchange students Antonia Cichocki of Austria, Megan Baldissara of Italy, Javier Guerrero of Spain, Malika Skogsholm of Norway, Niklas Wisler of Germany, Mini Palay of Spain and Marin Havnaas of Norway prepare to return Ten faculty and six staff home after spending the academic year in East Tennessee. Baldissara and Palay attended West High School. EF coordinators members retired this year Sue Clark, third from right, and Lendelle Clark, right, are seeking hosts for future exchange students. For information: www. at Bearden or Photo submitted H i g h School. One “But the kids at Bearden flowers and gifts when she of those is High School are very polite. took leave for a year. She Jewell EuI’ve never had any problems was particularly touched by banks, who, with the children.” Typical the notes and cards. according “I can’t tell you what they Eubanks. She doesn’t want to official meant to me. So many stuanyone to get in trouble. records, has The students love her for dents are not ashamed to worked in Eubanks her sweetness. When she share their faith.” Eubanks the school was facing breast cancer is cancer-free now. cafeteria for 47 years. She She made an imprestwo years ago, students, thinks it’s been only 45 teachers and staff sent 500 sion on students when she years, so she only wants cards, many of them with began playing piano in the credit for that long. That’s scriptures. Stan Hillard’s cafeteria. She’s played at her the sort of person she is. art class placed a bowl of church, West Lonsdale BapKids are different now Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses tist, for more than 50 years, from when she started near Eubanks’ cash register, so former assistant princiworking at the school. She and students gave her a hug pal Debra Bean asked her to didn’t hear the kind of laneach time they took one. play a few songs at Christguage then that she does Rising West High School freshman Ren Blevins was awarded She was overwhelmed by mastime. now, she says. “They looked surprised,” the rank of Eagle Scout in April. He is part of Troop 20, Toqua District, and his scoutmaster is Bill Shanks. For his Eagle Scout she laughs. Bearden’s other retiring project, Ren landscaped, cleaned monuments and placed flag food-service staff members holders at the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial. His parents are Jennifer King, Karen are Randy and Patti Blevins. Photo submitted From page A-1 Peacock and Janet Trew. Retiring custodians are and she enjoyed commu- is an experienced teacher Robert Aymer and David nicating with Kaiden, even helped, too. teacher Davis Lee Gaddis; With a background in sign Wren. though she’s shy, says Lewis. Now that he has a coFaculty who retired this math teacher Kendall Ivie; language and a master’s deTarbett and Lewis were chlear implant, Kaiden is year are English teach- science teacher Patricia gree in special education, both delighted with the experimenting with making ers Janet Curley, Kathleen Mowery; and technology she was well equipped to progress Kaiden made new sounds. But that didn’t Greenwell, Anna Marie teacher Bobby Zachary. serve West’s concentration academically this year. He bother his classmates, who Hughes and Virginia ThurLibrarian Martha Em- of deaf students. She also spent one-on-one time with are now his friends, Tarbett ston; history teachers Mi- rey was the only faculty/ worked with English lana special-education teacher says. chael Daugherty and Nan- staff member to retire from guage learners on reading “They just love him. nie Elmore; government West High School this year. and research skills. and made significant gains because of her, Tarbett says. They’re so accepting.” Having an interpreter who


Aslan buys Candoro By Betsy Pickle The Candoro Marble Co. building has a familiar new owner, and the Candoro Arts & Heritage Center has a renewed sense of purpose. The Aslan Foundation has bought out its co-owners in the Candoro building and is now the landlord to the nonprofit heritage group, which was formed more than 14 years ago to save and restore the landmark at 4450 Candora Ave.

The sale was transacted without hoopla a few weeks before the annual Vestival celebration, held May 10. The property, which includes the adjacent carriage house, went for $135,615. The Aslan Foundation, created in 1994 by attorney Lindsay Young, has been involved as a co-owner of the Candoro building for several years. It plans to take on the restoration duties.

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government Whiteside case may never go to trial ■ Democratic Judge Harold Wimberly is attracting considerable Republican support for his reelection as evidenced by the presence of several widely known Republicans among Dems at his recent fundraiser, including Republican attorney Jim London, Bill Haslam’s city law director and special Supreme Court Justice Morris Kizer, former GOP state Victor Rep. Richard Krieg, Krieg’s Ashe 1968 Democratic opponent for state representative Randy Humble, and longtime Republican Arthur G. Seymour Jr. Wimberly has been busy campaigning The victim was not conacross the county. sidered one of Knoxville’s This writer and Wimbermore reputable citizens, but ly were opponents 46 years murder is still a serious ofago in 1968 when we both fense regardless of who the ran for state representative victim is. in a West Knoxville district Whiteside is certainly and I prevailed. We have entitled to the presumption since become good friends. of innocence. However, for Wimberly is considered a trial to be postponed five an able jurist with a strong (and headed for six) years intellect. He has comported without a word from the himself well as a judge, media suggests something along with Daryl Fansler, is seriously wrong in our who is the other incumbent system of justice. Democratic judge chalMost recently this lenged by a Republican in column reported the trial Knox County this August. was scheduled for April ■ U.S. District Judge by Judge Leibowitz, who Pamela Reeves will be retires Aug. 31, but now it publicly sworn in during has been postponed to Sept. an “investiture” at 1 p.m. 13 in Division 3 of the Knox Friday, May 30, at the Bijou County Criminal Court. Theatre, followed by a Division 3 will have a reception in the courtyard new judge on Sept. 1 – eiof the Howard Baker U.S. ther Scott Green or Leland Courthouse. She was ofPrice. Will that new judge ficially sworn a few weeks be ready to hear this case ago. only 13 days into his term? ■ The employment of Both candidates have Dave Hill at MPC is a clasworked in the current DA’s sic example of two buddies office and may decide to taking care of each other. recuse themselves from this Hill was MPC director case causing further delays. before Mayor Haslam hired This is the trial that aphim as chief of staff. parently will not go away Mark Donaldson folbut also will not be tried. lowed him as MPC direcThe handling of this makes tor. The two play golf the judicial system seem frequently and are fast ineffective; DA Randy Nich- friends. Hill did not last ols recused himself years long as Haslam’s chief of ago and turned it over to staff, where he was widely Berkley Bell, who is the DA disliked by city employees in Greeneville. and was sidetracked to Bell is retiring Aug. waterfront development 31. His office places a low with far fewers duties but priority on a case in Knox no cut in pay at $140,000. County as there are no Waterfront development votes here for him. The dealmost stopped while Hill fendant is happy as he does was there. not go to trial, and witnessMayor Rogero fired Hill es either die, move away or upon becoming mayor. have fading memories of Now Donaldson has hired what happened. his golfing buddy back at a This case continues to second-level MPC position. slip and slide, reflecting The good ol’ boy system is badly on our judicial system alive and well at MPC. It is with apparently no one to surprising most MPC comblame or who’s willing to missioners were not told of take the blame. Right now this hire in advance given it does not appear this will its high profile, and more go to trial until 2015 if it surprising they are not ever goes to trial. speaking out on it. Troy Whiteside, who has been a political operative for many years, usually as a Republican, was indicted for a murder that occurred almost five years ago in 2009. Since then his trial date has been deferred time after time for a variety of reasons. It has not gone to trial.

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Where’s the outrage? Revelations in the News Sentinel about abuses of the city’s pension program have brought outrage from many citizens. My dad always said just because you could do something did not mean you should do it. Good advice. The outrage at ShopperNews starts here. The people, including our freelance columnist Victor Ashe, who named their minor children as beneficiaries of their city pension were within the law, but they were wrong. And City Council should move quickly

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to eliminate this loophole. Ashe likes to write about others’ pensions, and he’s never understood why I have no intention of drawing a state pension that I’ve been eligible to receive since turning age 55.

Call me crazy, but I believe people who run for office on a platform of limited government should not be lined up at the trough to grab personal benefits. Public pensions for parttime work are a scam – that covers City Council and the state Legislature where I served with Victor when both of us were young. Ashe draws a hefty legislative pension as well, and maybe one for being an ambassador if he’s figured a way to cage one. In a world of rich and

not-so, a world of conservative Republicans and not-so, I want it clear where I stand. Only one of us has moral standing to write about pensions, and only one of us will do so going forward. Madeline Rogero is doing nothing more or less than fi xing pension messes created by mayors before her, including Ashe. Is she moving too slowly? Perhaps. But she’s already done more than any mayor in memory ... and she’s never claimed to be a conservative Republican.

Who the heck is Clarence ‘Eddie’ Pridemore? “I know a lot of you’d really like to see me get reelected,” Chancellor Daryl Fansler told the guests at his campaign reception in the upstairs room at Calhoun’s on the River. “And some of you are afraid I won’t.” Pridemore

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He drew raucous laughter and knowing looks from the big, bipartisan crowd. The three last words bear repeating. Big. Bipartisan. Crowd. Once upon a time, Chancery Court was known as the “Keeper of the King’s Conscience,” and over the centuries it came to be known as a court of equity that existed to do justice in cases too complex or sensitive for common law to handle. Fansler is a Democrat. Many of his strongest supporters are not. But they are very worried about what might happen if an unqualified candidate gets elected to preside over Chancery Court – where there is no jury to sort out the facts – simply because of the R after his name. Fansler, who practiced


law for 15 years before he was elected to Chancery Court 16 years ago, has presided over cases dealing with hugely important issues like the Open Records law, Moody v. Hutchison and zero tolerance. He has built a reputation for fairness and diligence without respect to party affiliation. Don’t believe me? I’ll drop a few names of those who attended Fansler’s reception: Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Chancellors John Weaver and Mike Moyers (Fansler’s colleagues), Knox County Sheriff’s Office operative Lee Tramel, Knox County Register of Deeds chief deputy and GOP party activist Nick McBride, attorney Betsey Meadows, former county commissioner Larry Stephens, Chancellor Telford Forgety of Dandridge, longtime Republicans Patsy and Terry Miller, former party chair and attorney Chad Tindell, Knox County Finance

Fansler supporters include Democrat Dennis Francis and Republican Mike Moyers. Photo by Betty Bean

Director Chris Caldwell. When asked why he was there, Burchett, a deeply conservative former state legislator, said Fansler had helped him with an antipornography bill. “Daryl’s a straight-up guy,” he said. “We better start thinking more about getting good people in office or we’re going to lose our country.” When asked if he’d be willing to talk about this race on the record, Tindell said, “Do it!” Then he lit into Fansler’s opponent, Clarence “Eddie” Pridemore, whose candidate profile on the Knoxville Bar Association website says he is a 1992 graduate of Harlan County High School,

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■ Firm: Consequences should be clearly stated Rebecca and then adhered to when the inappropriate behavior Hughes occurs. ■ Fair: The punishment should fit the crime. Also in the case of recurring but with helpful hints and behavior, consequences practical advice from par- should be stated in advance enting experts and child so the child knows what to psychologists you can be- expect. Harsh punishment come a more confident par- is not necessary. Using a ent and raise children who simple “time out” can be efare happy, healthy and in- fective when it is used condependent. sistently every time the beDiscipline should be: havior occurs.

a 2004 graduate of the University of Alabama (no major subject specified) and a 2010 graduate of the Nashville School of Law. His past experience listed is working as a research assistant in a Wartburg law firm 20072010 and as a solo practitioner in the Pridemore Law Offices, 2011-present. He has never tried a case in Chancery Court, Fansler said, and is said to have primarily worked as a private investigator. “I’ve never heard of him as an attorney, or as a Republican. I’ve just never heard of him at all, and I’m pretty active in the community,” Tindell said. Our call to Pridemore was not returned.

Also, use of reward for a period of time like part of a day or a whole day when no time outs or maybe only one time out is received. ■ Friendly: Use a friendly but firm communication style when letting a children know they have behaved inappropriately and let them know they will receive the “agreed upon” consequence. Encourage them to try to remember what they should do instead to avoid future consequences. Work at “catching them being good” and praise them for appropriate behavior. Rebecca Hughes is a UT Extension agent in Union County.

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man for the job. “He’s probably the most important individual on the staff,” Jones has said. “He sets the temperament for the team. We talk about mental conditioning for success. That’s all born in the weight room.” Code words are work, work and work. There is no real “off” season for big-time college football. Tennessee, hoping to play big-time football again someday, surrenders very few days to rest and relaxation. The cycle is relentless. After this summer season of improvement come the finishing touches of August,

the season of games, winter workouts, spring practice and another summer season of improvement. Between now and the end of July, your Volunteers are expected to improve in every aspect. Some improvement can be measured. If a player doesn’t do what Butch said, get bigger, faster, stronger and smarter, he is falling behind friends and foes. Everybody is doing it. Players are expected to improve in quickness and explosion. They are expected to conquer fatigue before it even happens. Since some are leaders and some are followers, those capable of being examples and setting the pace face double duty. They must get better and help others improve.

Here’s the tricky part: No matter how much sincere effort a player gives or how positive are the results, there are no guarantees of victory. Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Missouri, even Vanderbilt, may be pouring passion into their work. This is a mind game. Those who would be champions start early and stay late and concentrate in between. There isn’t much time to bask at poolside or smile at girls. Motivation? There is some. I don’t think Tennessee football has ever endured five consecutive losing seasons. I do remember last year, Oregon 59 and Auburn 55. I may never forget.

denied that right and have only been offered so-called “retention” elections. Of course, retention elections aren’t elections at all. In a retention election, the judge never runs for office, is appointed by the governor, and never faces an opponent on the ballot. This year, three Democratic-appointed state Supreme Court justices face a “throw ’em all out” campaign led by Republican Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey. Millions of dollars will be spent to convince you that we need to fire the state Supreme Court. Of course, the other side will argue that the current Supreme Court should

stay, and that Ron Ramsey is bringing politics into our state courts. Be skeptical of those arguments. Politics is already present in our courts. Tennessee has never had a Republican state attorney general. Currently, the Supreme Court chooses the state attorney general and the court has always appointed a Democrat. This shouldn’t surprise anyone. Democrats appoint Democrats. Republicans appoint Republicans. The alternative – direct elections – at least removes the politics from the Supreme Court and gives it to the people. Elections work fine for local

judges and they’d work fine for statewide judges as well. The rich and well-connected always have access to politicians and judges. They go to the same parties, attend the same ribbon-cuttings, and see each other at same high-profile, charitable dinners. Let’s take some of the power away from these folks and give the people a more direct say in their state government. There are few problems that a good, old-fashioned election won’t solve. Enough is enough. Let’s trust the people and have more elections in Tennessee.

country needs is a really good five-cent cigar.” If you couldn’t find a “really good” five-cent cigar in 1914, imagine what your chances are today. Factoring inflation, that elusive nickel cigar would set you back about $100 today. Marshall clearly owned a refined palate when it came to his smoking habit. Marshall unloaded his quip while Sen. Joseph Bristow was delivering a speech on what the country needed. Hilarity ensued, presumably sans Bristow. Lurking behind Marshall’s wit is a pointed sug-

gestion which – in today’s vernacular – might be stated as “chill out, Senator.” What’s often needed is less, not more legislation. This is especially true of the polarizing variety of laws and resolutions favored by our own state legislators since blue became the color of the untouchables in much of Tennessee. Guns in bars? Please. In what seems like a lifetime ago, then-Gov. Phil Bredesen had the good sense to say guns and alcohol don’t mix. Voter ID laws purportedly aimed at suppressing fraud chase an imaginary boogeyman. If the specter of fraud keeps you up at night, start with the count-

ing, not the casting. Just ask my buddy, “Hanging” Chad. For good measure (where are you when we need you, Clarence Darrow?), state legislators have gifted students with a bill that allows “teaching the controversy” about evolution. Breaking news: evolution is settled science. The “controversy” has long since dissipated, and the science does not speak to one’s faith or religion. You can safely praise the Lord while marveling at the process which resulted in you, me and even Stacey Campfield. Campfield is facing a formidable foe in the Republican primary for the 7th District state Senate seat,

Knox County Commissioner Richard Briggs. (Mike Alford is a dark horse.) Campfield’s record of breathtaking gaffes and toxic legislative proposals qualify him for a chilling out cigar break. But he’d likely fire up the wrong end and sponsor a “don’t say cigar” bill that would send old Thomas Riley Marshall’s casket into a spin. No, the safest thing Campfield can do is hand that cigar to a responsible adult, along with his scissors and knives. And when he’s ousted this fall, smoke will curl from congratulatory cigars in the 7th proclaiming, “It’s A Human.” Praise the Lord.

nity for misbehavior. In 1978-79, for some reason my friend Mike Brown chose the weeks of May to target me as a participant in misbehavior. We sat at the table closest to the teacher, and Mike would throw paperwads at me. We fell into a daily pattern – Mike incited, I retaliated, I got caught and our teacher scolded. I always felt guilty, and after Mike’s bus came I would apologize to her. She was patient, but her

selves in principal Joseph F. Day’s office during sixth period on a sunny afternoon in the merry month of May. Ronnie Our teacher recounted our deeds of unspeakable evil. I Mincey thought she presented us as much more evil than we actually were, but she certainpatience reached its limits ly got her point across that on the last day she had bus something must be done. Mr. Day gave us a choice wait that year, and it turned out that Mike’s misbehavior – two licks or three days. Mike gleefully took the had been no more unnoticed three days, but I knew I had than my own. And so it was that Mike no real choice. Had I told Brown and I found our- Dad I was suspended for

three days I doubt I would have lived. Those two licks instilled the intended subdued attitude, and I became as a stallion broken to harness. Mr. Day was left-handed, and there were other malefactors who said he always hit a little high on the back, but with me his aim was dead center. My father went to his grave not knowing of my crime or its consequences, and I lived to be a better if not perfectly disciplined student.

Vol record is now shaping up If my understanding of new-age football is correct, the Volunteers are in the process of predetermining their 2014 record. Whether it will be 4-8 as ESPN predicts or 8-4 as my optimistic friend Carl foresees, it is taking shape now. Football, once upon a time, was a fall sport enhanced somewhat by spring practice. I remember when Doug Dickey initiated winter workouts, under Section X at Neyland Stadium, not a very pretty place. The space was designed to look and feel like a dungeon with sickening smells added, the better to test mental toughness.

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Little by little, coaches who followed expanded football preparations as far as the law allowed – and maybe a little beyond. Coaches would have been just as happy if I hadn’t been nosing around. Emphasis on football has now reached almost yearround. There is a wee pause for Easter and Christmas –

since Tennessee does not do bowl games. Players were advised to continue workouts on their own during spring break. Butch Jones says this summer is critical. “We have to get stronger, we have to get bigger, we have to get tougher, and then we have to understand our schemes, our techniques, being able to play fast.” Strength and conditioning coach Dave Lawson presides over this segment of the year. He is charged with inspiring and directing physical and psychological improvement. He is a good

Let the people vote There are some powerful folks who don’t trust us. Don’t believe me? The evidence is on your ballot. For too long, Tennesseans have been denied the right to vote for offices commonly on the ballot in other states: attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer. In fact, Tennessee has only one executive office elected statewide – governor – tied with two other states for fewest in the country. It doesn’t stop there. Unlike 19 other states,

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Tennessee doesn’t allow recall elections for state officials. Recall elections allow you to vote to remove an elected official from office in the middle of a term. It keeps politicians in line and

puts them on notice that the voters will kick them out of office if they behave badly. (Do you think Stacey Campfield would still be in office if we had recall elections?) Recently, public attention has focused on another way you’ve lost your right to vote – state judicial elections. Tennessee’s constitution requires that the “Judges of the Supreme Court shall be elected by the qualified voters of the State.” Yet, for too long Tennesseans have even been

Praise the Lord, pass the cigars If you stand on the busiest street corner in downtown Knoxville and ask passersby who Thomas Riley Marshall was you’ll get a lot of puzzled stares, at least until the gendarmes escort you away for making a nuisance. Not surprising, because Marshall died in 1925 and was most definitely not from around here. From 1913 to 1921, Marshall served as Vice President of the United States under President Woodrow Wilson. Trained as a lawyer, Marshall won a tight race for the Indiana governor’s chair in 1908.

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A Democrat and advocate of several progressive causes, Marshall supported a minimum wage and opposed capital punishment. Today, if he is known at all outside of academic circles, Marshall is remembered for joking, during a 1914 U.S. Senate debate, “What this

Bus wait blues The entire time I was a student of the Union County Public Schools I lived less than five miles from school; even so, I also rode the second load of every bus route to which I was assigned. I can’t say I ever enjoyed bus wait, either as teacher or student. I can easily picture hell for teachers as neverending bus wait where the

student load continually increases and no bus arrives. Bus wait can be many things – positively, an opportunity to socialize at the end of a long day of academic rigor, sometimes a bonus study hall, and negatively an increased opportunity for bullying and wasted time. Sometimes bus wait provides a capital opportu-

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Don’t go to church, says 2nd Presbyterian pastor The first cataract surgery

By Wendy Smith Second Presbyterian Church’s senior pastor Bryan Wilson has always encouraged his congregants to “get off the hill and into the city.” So they did. On a recent Sunday morning, the entire congregation skipped church, and nearly 250 members boarded buses that took them to service sites across the county. Wilson was inspired by a website,, which encourages Christians to be the hands and feet of Jesus by serving their communities. He asked Julie Simpson and Jim Wallace of Second Presbyterian to put together an event that would accomplish that goal. They found eight service sites. After hearing about the problem of graffiti, Simpson and Wallace contacted David Brace, the city’s director of public service, who took them on a tour of possible cleanup sites. The church tackled two. Members also cleaned, spread mulch and planted flowers at Morningside Park and Odd Fellows Cemetery. Another group headed to

Now there was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” He answered, “Here I am, Lord.” The Lord said to him, “Get up and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul. At this moment he is praying, and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.” So Ananias went and entered the house. He laid his hands on Saul and said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on your way here, has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and his sight was restored. (Acts 9: 10-12, 17-19 NRSV)

Second Presbyterian Church senior pastor Bryan Wilson, Jim Wallace and Julie Simpson model Sometimes I think I am the “Don’t go to church” T-shirts that the congregation wore while skipping church to serve the in the slow group. city. Photo submitted As many times as I have KARM to participate in the would partner with them. One focus of the event read this story, as many serorganization’s “Every Bed, Obviously, God was work- was intergenerational ser- mons as I have heard based Every Day” prayer initia- ing there, Simpson says. vice. Simpson’s 8-year-old on it, the thought never octive. Members prayed for Another group helped out at daughter participated. “We curred to me how similar those who would be sleeping Clarity Pointe Memory Care need to teach our children Ananias’ treatment was to that we have to help people cataract surgery. in each bed that night. They Assisted Living. When I was maybe 5, my also worked with the VolOthers stayed at the without expecting anything step-grandmother had cataunteer Ministry Center and church building at 2829 in return,” she says. FOCUS Prison Ministries. Kingston Pike to make and Another goal was for ract surgery. I remember When members con- deliver goody bags to homes participants to return from seeing her get ready to go their service filled with joy. to the hospital. I remember tacted Breakthrough Cor- in the area. poration, a nonprofit that After the service outings, “That was absolutely ac- seeing her kiss my grandserves adults with autism, the congregation returned complished. It was really father goodbye – the only time I ever saw that hapa staff member said she’d to “the hill” for lunch and neat to be a part of it.” pen! It scared me, because I been praying that a church worship. thought maybe it meant she wouldn’t be coming back! This was in the days when cataract surgery involved lying absolutely still, one’s head stabilized in sand to prevent movement, for 48 hours! My 5-year-old brain couldn’t imagine being still for such an eternity! Nowadays, amazingly, cataract surgery is done on an outpatient basis. Also, we know more about the effects of sun on the eyes. Too much sunlight (like, perhaps, a light from heaven?) causes cataracts, similar to the damage too much sunlight does to the skin – thickening, coarsening the tissue. We wear sunglasses and large hats to the beach to protect our eyes. So, what would be the effect of a “light from heaven” flashing around a person? Loss of vision? Cataracts? “Scales” on the eyes? Saul was blinded by a light from heaven and could see nothing for three days. In Damascus, a disciple named Ananias was unFather Steve Pawelk, pastor of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta aware of the drama on the Catholic Mission in Maynardville, serves Communion (at right) road, but apparently he was during Mass Tuesday at Wilson Park. Joining him in celebrat-

Celebrating with Father Steve

ing the Mass for his 25th anniversary as a priest are Diocese of Knoxville Bishop Richard F. Stika (above, center) and Father Tom Charters (left), pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Mission in Erwin. Father Pawelk also was joined by family members and a “packed house,” including Mayor Mike Williams, at the outdoor Mass, which was said in English and Spanish. The mission has purchased land across from the high school and will build a church. Photos by S. Clark






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VBS 2014 Bearden UMC, 4407 Sutherland Ave., will Bible dramas, fun and games. Info: host “Gotta Move!” VBS July 21-24, with ages 3-5 meeting 6-8 p.m. and kindergarten through 5th grade meeting Farragut Presbyterian and Faith Lu6-8:30 p.m. Register online at www. theran present Workshop of Wonders, 9 a.m. to noon, June 2-6, for ages 3-12. Youth may volunteer. Info or to Black Oak Heights Baptist Church, 405 register: Katrina Sharp, 742-2292, or Black Oak Drive, will host Jungle VBS 6-9 p.m. June 1-5, for age 3 gutandfaith through 5th grade. Dinner for participating children will be served 5-5:45 Fellowship Christian Church, 746 Tazep.m. Info: 689-5397 well Pike, Luttrell, offers Agency D3 VBS, 7-9 p.m. June 2-6, with classes for Black Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 6404 all ages. Old Maynardville Pike, will host “Cruisin’ the Amazing Amazon” First Baptist Church of Maynardville, 750 VBS 6:30-9 p.m. June 9-13, for age 4 Main St., will host Agency D3 VBS 6:45through adult. Meal provided. Ac9 p.m. June 1-5. Info: 992-3007 tivities include games and crafts. Info: 688-9073 Central Baptist Church of Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, will host VBS clubs to meet at various times and places June 16-19. Theme is “Have u Herd.” Kickoff Carnival will be held 5-7 p.m. Sunday, June 15. Info or to register: www. Central Baptist Church of Fountain City, 5364 North Broadway, will host “Have u Herd” VBS 9 a.m. to noon, June 9-13, for age 3 through rising 6th-graders. Preregister at

Grace Baptist Church, 7171 Oak Ridge Highway, will host Adventure Squad Returns VBS, 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 1820, for preschool through 5th grade, with nightly giveaways and activities. Preregistration is required. Info or to register: Laurel Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike at Cherokee Boulevard, will host Laurel Mountain VBS, 6-8:30 p.m. June 8-11, for age 3 through 5th grade. Opening Night Cookout is 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8. Family Fun Night is 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11. Register online at or call 524-1122.

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Sue and Lendelle Clark present West High School principal Katherine Banner with an award of excellence from the Education Foundation for Foreign Study. Exchange students Megan Baldissara and Mini Palay were also on hand to congratulate Banner.

Nehls named dairy chair Christian Academy of Knoxville student Mary Beth Nehls has been named Knox County’s June Dairy Month chair for the second year.

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The titleholder, chosen by the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association Inc., is responsible for promoting the “three a dayâ€? habit of havNehls ing milk, cheese or yogurt at least three times a day. Nehls helps spread the word by handing out freebies and speaking to kids at local events such as Let’s Move, held last month for students in Knox County schools. “Our generation is getting into obesity, and our nation should be a healthy nation,â€? said Nehls. In addition to being the dairy month chair, she is Knox County’s 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Ambassador, teaching physical-education classes around the county and at local retreats. “We wish Mary Beth much success ‌,â€? said Randy Davis, president of American Dairy Association of Tennessee. “Her interest and enthusiasm will result in a better-informed community.â€?

cellence from the EF High School Exchange Year, a nonprofit organization that connects exchange students with families here in the states. This year, WHS hosted two exchange students. Mini Palay from Spain and Megan Baldissara from Italy were awarded year-end “Best of West� certificates for their achievements in Honors Physics and Honors Pre-Calculus, respectively. “By welcoming exchange students into the classrooms, West High has created new and unique learning opportunities not just for the exchange students, but for the American students and faculty as well,� said Dan Sodervall, president of EF High School Exchange Year. Local exchange coordinator Lendelle Clark added, “The community and visiting students shared an unforgettable experience thanks to the generosity of West High administration, teachers, students and families.� Info: Lendelle Clark, 385-4649.

Wesley Butler and Lyla Azzani draw letter characters on the sidewalk. Photos by S. Barrett

enjoyed most about the experience, all agreed it was the kindergartners’ smiles. After the wedding, wellwishers chatted with the happy couple while enjoying snacks in the cafeteria. Many students drew letter characters on the sidewalk in front of the school. “This is their ‘end of the year’ treat,� said teacher ■The marriage of Q Carol Phillips Moorman. “They were allowed to dress and U up for the wedding as long Two 5th-graders at Rocky as there were no scary cosHill Elementary School had tumes. The bride tends to waited all year to get mar- get a little touchy on her big ried. day.� The day finally came last week for Jett Gentry and ■ Webb athletes to Caroline Cazana, who porplay in college trayed the letters Q and U Webb School of Knoxville before a roomful of kindergartners dressed in their students Johnny Chun, Javery best. John Paul Giv- ron Cook and Kathryn Evens played Zero the Hero, ans have committed to play a superhero who visited their sport in college. Chun will play lacrosse kindergartners throughout the year as they learned to at the Catholic University count to 100 by 10s. He of- of America. The senior has been captain of the varsity ficiated. team the past two years, All three students knew ■ West gets award from the beginning of the leading the Spartans to a of excellence year the parts they would 10-3 record for the season. He is one of the top three West High School has play in the ceremony. When asked what they scorers in the history of been given an award of ex-

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Jett Gentry plays “Q,� John Paul Givens portrays Zero the Hero and Caroline Cazana plays “U� during the marriage of “Q� and “U� at Rocky Hill Elementary School. men’s 500-yard freestyle at the city meet and fourth in the 200-yard free. Present at Cook’s signing were his parents, Jennifer and James, and his sister, Julia. Kathryn Evans will play tennis at Lipscomb University. She has played on Webb’s tennis team all four years, helping win its fourth consecutive state team title last season. Evans and her doubles partner, Niki Rollhauser,

finished runnerup at the 2013 Division II-A girls’ doubles cha mpionship final. She also won NumEvans ber Three singles at last year’s state team championship. Present at Evans’ signing were her parents, Trudy and Jim.

Bearden’s new cheer squad Bearden High School’s varsity cheerleading squad for the 20142015 school year will be coached by Chelsea Harris, former University of Tennessee cheerleader and UCA staff member. Pictured are (front) Erica Campbell, Jessie Dodson, McKinley Mooneyham, Mindy Harold, Emilee Coffey, Madeline McReynolds, Keeleigh Ogle, Lizzy Davis, Anastasia White; (middle) Maddy Jackovich, Lauren Hunter, Andrea Frye, Anna Kregel, Talor Hampton, Lyric Parker-Smith, Meg Kiser, Katy Thompson; (back) Scott Elliott, Sarah Elder, Phoenix Fogarty, Mikala Farrell, Chelsey Burnette, Mary Kathryn Spencer, Sarah Kleinschmidt, Cassidy Schuchmann and Ashton Fowler. Photo submitted


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Volunteers with horses The Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR), in Lenoir City just over the Loudon County line from Farragut, will host its Summer Junior Vol Training for kids ages 10-12 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, and Lesson Vol Training 1:305:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31. STAR helps children and adults of all ages from throughout East Tennessee who have physical, mental and neurological disabilities. Participants may ride a horse at STAR to help loosen tight muscles, or help groom a horse to improve self-esteem. Volunteers are needed to assist participants with a wide array of activities. You do not have to have experience with horses to volunteer. Info: Melissa, 988-4711 or

Sam Natour, Blake Woody and Jackson Wilcox portray George Washington, Davy Crockett and Christopher Columbus.

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Youmna Elwasif, Ellie Hoffecker, Willow Abramson, Abigail Cade, Sophia Maloney, Mason Guess and Will Mead take a break between performances of “Once Upon a Lily Pad,” an end-of-year play from 2nd-grade teacher Jane Manning’s class. Photos by S. Barrett

Host an exchange student World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a nonprofit organization, is looking for local host families for high school students from around the world for the 2014-15 school year. Families will provide room, board and guidance. Couples, single parents and families with or without children living at home are all encouraged to apply. Each exchange student is fully insured, brings their own spending money and expects to bear their share of household responsibilities and participate in normal family activities. Leah Cho portrays Pocahontas and Abbie Shields portrays Info: Adrienne Smith, Martha Washington in the Living Wax Museum. 240-4144 or www.whhosts. com.

Summer transfer window Knox County Schools’ summer transfer window ends at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 1. The transfer window provides an opportunity for parents or legal guardians to request transfers for their students who meet at least one of the following criteria: ■ Students new to the Knox County Schools, including kindergarten students ■ Students who have had a change in family circumstances such as custody or guardianship since Feb. 19,

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Girls’ baskbetball camp Roane State Community College in Harriman will host girls’ basketball camp for ages 7-15 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 9-13. Registration will be held 8:30-9 a.m. Monday, June 9. Cost is $100 with a team rate of $85 per player if five or more team members are attending the camp. Info: Monica Boles, 3543000 ext. 4388 or email Edenfield Hodge, 531-4837 or or Harold Knott, 947-3486 or ■ Central High School’s class of 1989 will reunite June 14. Tickets are $40. Make checks payable to CHS Class of ’89 and mail to Felecia Turner, 1103 Darby Lane, Forest, VA 24551. Info: Felecia (Robbins) Turner, feleciaturner@ or Mark Allen,

2014 ■ Students with a change of address since Feb. 19, ■ Central High School’s class 2014 of 1959 will hold its 55th ■ Students seeking a reunion Friday and Saturday, transfer to a magnet proAug. 22-23, at Beaver Brook gram where space is availCountry Club. Info: Judy able Parents can apply for NOTICE OF transfers by completing a transfer application form NON-DISCRIMINATORY in person at 912 S. Gay St., POLICY Suite 103; faxing an appliAS TO STUDENTS cation to 594-1504; mailing Sterling South dba Oakmont School admits students of any an application to Supervisor race, color, national & ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, of Enrollment, Knox Counprograms & activities generally accorded or made available to ty Schools, P.O. Box 2188, students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national & ethnic origin in administration of its Knoxville, TN 37901; or apeducational policies, admissions policies, scholarship & loan plying online. Info: transprograms & athletic & other school-administered programs.



$10K grant for South Knox bike park By Betsy Pickle The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club scores again! Although the AMBC’s regular fourth-Monday meeting was pre-empted by Memorial Day, president Brian Hann sent an announcement last week about a terrific donation to add to the awesomeness of the Urban Wilderness. The International Mountain Bicycling Association, AMBC’s parent organization, has selected the local chapter to receive $10,000 worth of planning and design work to build a new bike park within the Urban Wilderness. The donation from IMBA’s Bike Park Ini-

tiative will be matched by $10,000 in cash from the AMBC toward construction. The bike park will be designed to accommodate riders of all ages and experience levels. “As a chapter, we are very eager to be partnering with IMBA Trail Solutions to create a plan for the Knoxville Bike Park,” Hann said in the press release. “We look forward to our continued partnership with the Legacy Parks Foundation, and both (Knox County and the city of Knoxville) to bring the plan to reality. “We can’t wait to see the ideas the designers have for this park.”


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Rachael McCampbell at The District Gallery in Bearden

Brothers Michael and Pierce LaMacchia are co-owners of K Brew. Photo by Nancy Whittaker

K Brew: amazing coffee, amazing owners Occasionally when I walk into a business I feel right at home. K Brew is that kind of place. In 2008, brothers Pierce and Michael LaMacchia went on a coffee tour of the West Coast. They were introduced to different types of coffee beans and interesting brewing techniques. This trip left an unforgettable impression on both. Pierce and Michael decided to make their dream a reality when they opened K Brew seven months ago. Their goal was to have a place for people to get an amazing cup of coffee, meet, talk and hang out – a local place to meet interesting people. Located at 1328 N. Broadway at the corner of Glenwood, K Brew features a different coffee roaster each month. According to the LaMacchia brothers, this is the model for only 24 cafes in the country. The LaMacchias have an extensive knowledge of coffee beans and the different brewing methods to accent different flavors. “We don’t do many things but the

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things we do, we do really well,” says Pierce. My introduction to K Brew was through Brandi Davis, an advertising representative for Shopper-News. Brandi raves about the hazelnut latte at K Brew and says it is the best. In addition to coffees, there is hot chocolate, Italian cream soda, two types of tea, biscotti and much more on the menu. Stop by and say hi to these great guys and treat yourself to an amazing cup of coffee. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m Sunday. Many locals can walk to KBrew, but there is plenty of parking. Check out their website at to find parking options. You can also find K Brew on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Contact them at 216-3357.

design studio in Italy. Afterward, in New York, she worked in art galleries and for an illustrator. Following a yearlong educational program at Christie’s in London, she moved to Los Angeles to work in the gallery business, married, had Rachael McCampbell’s oil painting “The Swan” was inspired a son and divorced. Painting for a living was by a poem by Mary Oliver. not a possibility at that time. “I had a son to support,” McCampbell says, “and I had to think about how I could earn money, so I worked as a commercial artist. I really wanted to be painting your heart, how it pertained all that time, but I couldn’t By Anne Hart The dreamy paintings of to everything? And have you support my son doing that. I Knoxville native Rachael too finally figured out what had joined a group of other McCampbell cover much of beauty is for? And have you painters, and we were selling some, and about that the sunny, inviting spaces changed your life?” Painting has certainly time, the illustration world at The District Gallery in Bearden right now. They’re changed Rachael McCamp- changed, with the introduca veritable feast for the eye. bell’s life, but it took a while tion of PhotoShop and InterAttached to the wall, next to get there, and it traveled a net art. So I started changing, too – doing more fine art.” to each, is a poem – the poem circuitous route. The daughter of the late She wrote some articles that inspired that particular painting – that tells its story. Dr. Bruce McCampbell and that sold and got involved in In one of the paintings, his wife, Faye, Rachael grew the healing arts, focusing on an elegant swan, much of up in South Knoxville and helping to facilitate healing its body composed of white graduated from Doyle High in others through yoga and roses, glides across multi- School and the University other therapies. Eventually hued blue waters. This im- of Georgia. It was at Georgia she realized, “I was trying age is inspired by Mary that she met famous Italian to do too much. I needed to Oliver’s poem “The Swan,” fashion designer Emilio Puc- focus on my passion: art.” McCampbell’s son, Madiwhich speaks of the graceful ci, who many decades earlier son Ruppert, is now 23 years bird as “an armful of white had been a student there. Pucci hired her to work old and a college graduate blossoms” and ends by asking, “And did you feel it, in for him for a year in his headed to seminary next.

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Mom paints full-time now. About six years ago, Rachael moved back to Tennessee, settling near Nashville and focusing full-time on her art. Her first major production was a series of paintings of endangered species. A percentage of those sales benefitted the Land Trust for Tennessee. Since then she has done an equine series, one of women in mythology and others. Her work is increasingly in demand. Her show at The District Gallery, 5113 Kingston Pike, has been a major success, according to Gallery owners Denise and Jeff Hood. “We had a huge crowd for opening night,” Denise says, “and we expect even more people on Thursday night. We are so happy to have Rachael back home for this show. Her work is quite beautiful and very popular.” Mark your calendar. From 7 to 8 p.m. this coming Thursday, the artist will be on hand to discuss her work, including reading the lovely, thought-provoking poems that inspired this collection, titled – appropriately – “Dreamscapes.” You don’t want to miss it. Information: www. or 200-4452.

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Music school fine-tunes its academies

By Bonny C. Millard

Change is underway at Allied Music Instructors, a local music school for both children and adults, and founder and director Jeff Comas wants to show the community what his music academies offer. To celebrate the changes, Comas is hosting a “Grand Opening” this Thursday through Saturday. The school’s two locations have received separate names. The West Knoxville location is now the Knoxville Academy of Music, 1037 Summer Wood Road near Middlebrook Pike, and the second location is now Farragut Academy of Music, 11161 Kingston Pike, Suite 2, near Farragut High School. Comas said the recent changes are designed to provide better and more efficient service to his students and their parents. Allied Music Instructors, which opened in 2003, remains the parent company. “The new names were

chosen very specifically to reflect the communities we serve,” he said. During the grand opening, community members are invited to tour the facilities and to sign up for prizes. Almost 20 businesses are sponsors and have donated prizes. Bojangles will be providing food. Comas said the grand prize is two months of free lessons. The event is from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The name change isn’t the only difference. Comas has added full-time staff at both locations to improve communications with parents and to be available to answer questions about services. Visitors this weekend will be able to meet staff and instructors. The schools teach students as young as 4 years old up throu1gh adulthood and at one time had a student in his 80s. Comas, who’s been teaching since 1989, said the schools have

Director Jeff Comas pauses at the recently renamed Knoxville Academy of Music. Comas, who has been teaching music lessons since 1989, is hosting a grand opening for KAM and its sister school, Farragut Academy of Music. Photo by Bonny C. Millard

15 teachers and serve about 250 students a week. “We have 11 studios in our two locations,” he added. The most popular instruments taught include piano, guitar, drums, violin and voice, but the schools offer lessons for other musical instruments as well. Several of his instructors teach more than one instrument. Comas, who teaches guitar and Chapman Stick, estimates he’s personally given more than 40,000 musical lessons over his 25-year teaching career and has directed almost 200,000 lessons. Before he began teaching, he traveled around the country, playing in a rock band. The schools offer extras besides the standard lessons. This summer, they will host a rock band camp and a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo to introduce younger students to the instruments. Twice a year, students can participate in a recital, which is free for

parents, and a picture day is held at least once a year to take photographs of the students with their instruments. Each student receives one print. The schools provide makeup lessons on Saturdays for students who’ve had to miss their regular weekly lesson. It’s a group lesson with a maximum number of six. Students enjoy these lessons and the experience of working with other students, he said. Some students start in elementary school and stay through the high school years. Comas said it was gratifying recently when one student’s high school music teacher praised his abilities. “A lot of students stay with us for many, many years,” he said. “We love to see kids grow into fine musicians.” The websites are knoxville and farragutacademyofmusic. com.

Pyxl owner talks of growth, connections By Bonny C. Millard In five years, Pyxl, a digital marketing firm born in Knoxville, has grown from a vision of what marketing should offer to a company that earned a place on the annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies. President Josh Phillips shared the key reasons he believes are responsible for that phenomenal success. Phillips, a Maryville College graduate, spoke to the Rotary Club of Knoxville recently about what sets his company apart. Pyxl, which has expanded its offices to Boulder, Colo., and Phoenix, Ariz., provides “all things digital” that integrate strategies to meet the goals of its clients. In August 2013, Pyxl earned a ranking on the list of the fastest-growing companies in the nation. Pyxl’s achievements are because the company is populated with employees who keep a close eye on the clients’ best interests, offer services that meet the needs of the clients and utilize a selfsustaining business model, said the owner. The company fosters an environment where employees build relationships with clients and have a vested interest in how successful the outcomes are, said Phillips, who is originally from Michigan. “We’re trying to help people grow their business and be successful,” he said. Another key component is measurable success. The company offers its clients a clearly defined digital marketing plan with tools to measure the results. These

key measurements allow Pyxl employees to consistently evaluate what they do and demonstrate that the efforts are paying off. This concept of showing the client what his money actually purchases is the crux of Pyxl’s foundation. Phillips said Pyxl founder Brian Winter, a marketing and sales executive for many years, became dissatisfied with marketing dollars being spent without any real idea of what the money was buying. Winter bought an existing company and together with Phillips and three others built what would become Pyxl. When it came time to pick the company name, the group developed a crowdsourcing campaign using Twitter to ask people to submit suggestions and offered a Kindle to the person whose company name was chosen. They received entries from six continents, 56 countries and all 50 states, and this was in the early days of Twitter, he said. The winner was a woman from Boston. After receiving her Kindle, she told them that she had an eye disease that made it hard for her to read, but with the Kindle she was able to increase the font size to make reading easier, which was an unexpected benefit from the campaign. The company, whose clients include Pilot Flying J, Maryville College, the University of Tennessee and Carpathia Hosting Inc., is self-funding, Phillips said. It hasn’t had to incur debt to conduct business. The company’s website is ThinkPyxl. com.

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New technology improves prosthetic leg for longtime amputee At age 77, longtime track and crosscountry coach Everett Miller is learning to walk again. “I focus on walking straight, instead of swinging my leg out,” says Miller. “The key is to balance my muscles and how I distribute my weight.” Miller is learning to balance and walk on a new prosthetic leg. “It’s starting over from day one. You have to learn to walk all over again every time you get a new leg,” explains Miller as he makes his way across the Gait Training Room of Premier Prosthetic Center. It’s a learning process Miller knows well. He has learned to adapt to new prosthetic legs numerous times over the decades since his leg was amputated above the knee after a shooting accident in 1957. At the time, Miller was a track star, attending Bowling Green State University in Ohio on a sports scholarship. After his leg was amputated, Miller was fitted with his first artificial leg. “It was made of wood in those days,” says Miller. The heavy prosthesis was strapped to his body and wool was used to pad the wooden socket against his upper leg. “I had to make a lot of adjustments, but got used to it,” remembers Miller. Although losing his leg ended his track career, Miller didn’t let his disability slow him down. He went on to become a teacher and a successful high school track and cross-country coach. “I wasn’t sure at first if the team would accept me as coach,” remembers Miller. “But, the students saw that I was determined and moved all over the practice fields just like they did. They accepted me overnight.” Miller became so adept at moving with a prosthesis that many people were unaware he was amputee. “For years I could do anything I wanted. I could roller skate, dance, and run across the field,” recalls Miller. Over the years new technology and lighter materials have made prosthetic limbs more flexible and functional than ever. Now, retired Miller is working with Prosthetist Carey Bunch at Premier Prosthetic Center in Knoxville to be fitted for his latest artificial leg. “The challenge with Mr. Miller is that his limb has gotten smaller and the soft tissue of his upper leg is very

Premier Prosthetic Center Prosthetist Carey Bunch works with Everett Miller to find a replacement prosthetic leg that best matches his individual anatomy and activity level.

pliable,” explains Bunch. “We’ve designed the new leg with a polycentric knee that will give him more natural swing and better control when walking,” says Bunch. “Our goal is comfort and mobility.” Miller hopes his new prosthesis will increase his mobility and activity level. “I hope to be able to garden again,” says Miller. “Carey has done a lot of fine tuning, so I’m adjusting to the new leg and learning to move as normally as possible again.” And, despite living nearly 60 years as an amputee, moving normally is something Miller has always strived for. “My attitude has always been that I can do anything,” says Miller. “Amputees want to be normal and treated the same as everyone else.”

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Restoring a church Dr. Don Olive considers the church he serves “the most exciting pulpit in East Tennessee.”

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Carol’s Corner He is pastor of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church in the Parkridge Community of East Knoxville. Right now the church is undergoing an extensive building renovation. “It’s taken a great deal of energy,” says Olive. “We started the Restoration 2013 program primarily to replace the two 40- to 60-year-old columns that graced the front. They were so deteriorated that they were dangerous. “But like most projects of this sort, the scope of the work grew. Our vision enlarged to restore the church on two levels.” First came the physical restoration of “the oldest and most used of our facilities, the auditorium where we assemble. We are about 90 percent complete on the outside, with recarpeting and inside painting still to be done.” The second level of renovation, says Olive, is a spiritual one. Once one of Knoxville’s largest and most active churches, Fifth’s attendance has fallen. Olive would like to see the numbers rise again, but “our ultimate purpose is to make converts and minister to the poor and hurting. We are strategically located for both of

Pastor Don Olive, organist Ellen Banks and chair of deacons Robert Bright are happy to pose in front of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church’s restored columns. Photo by Carol Zinavage

these tasks in the center of poverty, gang activity, prostitution, crime and hurt.” “What people have got to understand is that we have to help our kids,” says congregant Prince Tony. “There are a lot of them in trouble with the law. We need to teach them how to go to jail, and how not to go to jail, and be strict and honest about it.” Prince Tony – the living embodiment of a changed life – spent 25 years in prison, and he doesn’t care who knows it. He wants his church to help others who might be vulnerable. “We’ve got to step up,” he says. Ernie Roberts started at Fifth Avenue Baptist as the church’s interim music director. Ten years later, he’s still there. “We have a very diverse congregation in terms of age and race which to me is at times challenging yet exciting in attempting to meet

the highest rating from the state.” By far one of the church’s crown jewels is the “Building on the Rock” program, which offers information and inspiration for home ownership, rebuilding and renovating. Roberts says, “‘Building on the Rock,’ which we co-sponsor along with the Overcoming Believers Church, helps members, single mothers and young families to become homeowners for the first time by educating and walking them through the process of buying a home and maintaining status as a homeowner.” For now, all involved with the church are looking forward to having the physical renovation done by the end of this year. “The church is a venerable old lady who has fallen on difficult times,” says Olive, “but her spirit remains alive, and I do believe better days are ahead for her!”

so many needs at so many len, it is, according to Ol- of child care programs that Send story suggestions to news@ levels.” He’s always on the ive, “one among a handful has earned and maintained lookout for new music that will enhance a fresh perspective while still respecting the sensibilities of the more traditional members. Organist Ellen Banks has been serving the church for By Sandra Clark 24 years. “I used to drive by Tom Everett knows and wonder what it was like churches. He knows Harvard in there,” she says. “I’ll nev- Divinity School and Souther forget when I first went in western Baptist Theological – the people couldn’t have Seminary. But most of all he been any kinder. knows Western Heights. “The people, the loving After pastoring for three atmosphere – that’s what’s and a half years, Tom and so special about Fifth Av- his wife, Shirley, were apenue Baptist.” pointed to be home missionIn addition to a regular aries in inner-city KnoxSunday service, the church ville, working from 1975 to offers 12-step meetings, a 2004 at the Baptist center Monday afternoon Awana in Western Heights. group for children and Tom felt at home there youth, and the church’s because he grew up just longest-running program across the street and had atof more than 40 years, the tended community schools. Tom and Shirley Everett celebrate their 50th wedding anniFifth Avenue Baptist Church It’s said that keen lis- versary with a reception and book-signing for Tom’s newest at Child Care program. Under tening is three-quarters of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. Photo by S. Clark the direction of Sandra Al- good selling. And Tom, with his new book, “Voices Seldom Heard,” demonstrates He frequently visits VA, right?” his listening skill. a long way down the interStudent laughed, “No. Cartoonist Charlie Dan- state in West Knoxville. Pig, pig, pig. I’m from iel says it best: “If one picHe’d been to VA today. Greene County, a farmer in ture is worth a thousand They gave him an injection Ag school.” words, Tom Everett’s words despite him being alone and How’s Your Day? paint a thousand pictures.” driving. 2:30 p.m. Time for chilTom caught the AppaArmy lingo calls it ex- dren disgorged from school, lachian dialect in his first tenuating, mitigating cir- to rush in for Bible Club. book, “The Way to Asphalt cumstances. It earned him Waiting staff counted 7 Mountain,” and he caught an unofficial generous bag. police cruisers across street the range of emotions felt at curb and 1 paddy wagon. by those living at Western Glancing left, they saw Or check Tom’s humor in Heights in his latest volume. this one: a single lady, cuffed, being Tom has a preference helped into the back seat of for food pantries that don’t Speaking Idiomatically a cruiser. require a lot of personal inIn the ’70s, UT students Glancing right, they saw formation, and he spins this came weekly to tutor chil- a first grade girl, tentativetale, most appropriate for dren. Message on one stu- ly walking up fence row. Cash 6-month-old Chihuahua Memorial Day: Awed by armada of podent’s shirt caught preachmix--unique dapple coloring er’s eye. “Have you hugged lice forces required to cart Project VFW her mother away. a pig today?” and one blue eye! Sweet boy! Food Pantry had closed It made preacher think, when an old friend pulled “Hey, this kid’s proud of And, finally, there’s the up. He lives in a nearby proj- his father. Approaching, he kid who was asked, “What ect, always ready to talk. asked student, “Is your fa- do you do up there at the He’d served with a scout ther a police(officer)?” Center?” dog detachment in VietHis response: “Well, on Student cocked his head nam, spending a lot of quizzically. Preacher quick- Tuesdays Tom tells us about time in the field, exposed to ly explained, “Your shirt. Jesus. On Thursdays we Agent Orange. Hug a pig. Your dad’s a cop, have fun.”

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Providing pathways for success ebb School of Knoxville is, deep within its core mission, first and foremost a college preparatory school. We provide an age-appropriate, sequential learning environment that prepares our graduates to be both productive and fulfilled in their college Hutchinson experiences. To do that well, Webb School must first identify and understand the salient skills and attitudes that are essential to achieving that goal of success in college and then create pathways that encourage our students to acquire those skills and attitudes. Those pathways primarily include building and sustaining healthy relationships among students and faculty, offering interesting and relevant courses, applying effective pedagogies and current data to support maximum student achievement, and creating collaborative learning environments that teach and support positive social skills.

The end result of Webb’s good intentions and planning are most visibly and meaningfully showcased in its graduates every year. Like most other industries or services, the success of the business is in part reflected in the quality of the end product. This article features snapshots of eight graduates in the Class of 2014. The two most striking commonalities within this group of students are the level and variety of experiences in which these graduates chose to participate during their time in Webb’s high school, and their own observations about the discipline and priorities cultivated in their time at Webb. We think that students learn more about themselves and develop more fully when they engage in a variety of activities and healthy experiences, and we think that learning to manage all that one has to do in a day, a week, or a month is a critical skill to accomplishing goals and feeling good about oneself. As revealed through the comments from these eight students, two of Webb’s great strengths are the quality and commitment of the faculty, and the positive power Webb’s culture of challenge and high expectations has on ensuring success.

College Choice: Davidson College Sports at Webb: Tennis School-Related Activities: Senior Class Vice President, Honor Committee, Peer Counselor, National Latin Honor Society Anna Catharine High School Highlights/ Feaster Accomplishments: Hudson Cup, William R. Webb III Class Citizenship Award, five-time member of Webb’s Lady Spartan state championship tennis team, four-time DII-A state singles tennis champion, threetime PrepXtra Tennis Player of the Year. If you could name one thing about your Webb School experience that has helped you prepare for college, what would it be and why? Webb has done a great job teaching me time management skills. As a studentathlete, I know that in college, managing my time effectively will be vital. Webb’s teachers always have high expectations for their students, and I am glad that they held me to that standard so that I could learn to use my time efficiently.

College Choice: Duke University Sports at Webb: Tennis School-Related Activities: Math Club, Spanish Club, String Ensemble High School Highlights/ Gabriel Dagotto Accomplishments: Salutatorian, National Merit Finalist, National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar, George Turley Math Award, John W. Green Award for Scholarship, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, Cum Laude Society, AP Scholar with Distinction, Rensselaer Medal, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, Tri-M International Music Honor Society, member of two state championship tennis teams If you could name one thing about your Webb School experience that has helped you prepare for college, what would it be and why? Webb has helped me develop an ability to manage my time wisely, which I know will help me survive the rigorous schedule of college.

By Scott Hutchinson, Webb School President


College Choice: Rice University Sports at Webb: CrossCountry, Track & Field School-Related Activities: Honor Committee, Peer Counselor, Chess Club High School Highlights/ Elliot Baerman Accomplishments: Valedictorian, Dr. S.J. Chapman Memorial Award for Leadership, Scholarship and Integrity, Cum Laude Society, Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, John W. Green Award for Scholarship, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, William R. Webb III Class Citizenship Award, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, two-time DII-A individual state cross-country champion, member of three state championship cross-country teams If you could name one thing about your Webb School experience that has helped you prepare for college, what would it be and why? Webb has shown me the necessity for time management. With a busy schedule, I needed to learn how to best use my nights preparing for classes and extracurricular activities.

College Choice: University of California, Berkeley Sports at Webb: Field Hockey School-Related Activities: Co-Editor-in-Chief of Spartan Spirit School Paige Finch Newspaper, Honor Committee, GSA, Chamber Singers High School Highlights/ Accomplishments: National Merit Finalist, Cum Laude Society, AP Scholar with Distinction, William R. Webb III Class Citizenship Award, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, Hispanic Honor Society Medal of Excellence, Extra! Award for Journalism, co-founder and co-president of GSA If you could name one thing about your Webb School experience that has helped you prepare for college, what would it be and why? Webb has taught me to be independent. I think the fact that I am expected to seek out help myself, rather than wait for my teachers to come to my aid, will certainly come in handy when I head off to a large university. This sense of independence will be essential in college and beyond.

College Choice: Middlebury College Sports at Webb: Soccer, Track & Field, Cross-Country School-Related Activities: Honor Committee, Scholars’ Bowl, Band, Henry Swaffield Business Club High School Highlights/ Accomplishments: Cum Laude Society, Tri-M International Music Honor Society, AP Scholar, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, member of three state championship cross-country teams If you could name one thing about your Webb School experience that has helped you prepare for college, what would it be and why? The tightly knit community at Webb has best prepared me for college. The coursework is challenging, but the teachers truly know and care about their students, so there’s always help and individualized attention.

College Choice: Georgia Institute of Technology Sports at Webb: Swimming, Baseball School-Related Activities: Robotics Team, Science Bowl, Math Bowl, Ultimate Ryan Jacobs Frisbee Club High School Highlights/ Accomplishments: National Merit Finalist, Cum Laude Society, AP Scholar with Distinction, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, William R. Webb III Class Citizenship Award, George Grafton Wilson II Science Award, Spartan Spirit Award, Endowed Scholarship Award, nominated to FIRST Robotics dean’s list, ranked ninth in national TEAM Engineering competition If you could name one thing about your Webb School experience that has helped you prepare for college, what would it be and why? Easily the most influential activity that has prepared me for college has been my experience on Webb’s robotics team. Not only did it pique my interest in engineering, but it also allowed me to make connections all over Knoxville and secure jobs and internships. Robotics at Webb exposed me to many new technologies and processes that I had not previously seen in my life. Now, at Georgia Tech, I will be prepared for many of the things I will face as I pursue a major in engineering.

College Choice: Auburn University Sports at Webb: Volleyball School Related Activities: Princeps Yearbook, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Ambassador Madeline Tisdale High School Highlights/ Accomplishments: Cum Laude Society, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, AP Scholar, member of Webb’s first-ever state volleyball championship team. If you could name one thing about your Webb School experience that has helped you prepare for college, what would it be and why? What has helped me the most is the close relationships I’ve had with the faculty at Webb. While providing a sense of community, these relationships have allowed me to excel in my classes while making them more personal and interesting. I believe this foundation will help me feel comfortable approaching my college professors and establishing relationships with them as well.

College Choice: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio Sports at Webb: Cheerleading School-Related Activities: Interact Club, Spanish Club, Student Ambassador Team Leader High School Highlights/ Veronika Accomplishments: Wilhelm Hudson Cup, Cum Laude Society, AP Scholar with Distinction, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, James C. Linville History Award, William R. Webb III Class Citizenship Award If you could name one thing about your Webb School experience that has helped you prepare for college, what would it be and why? Webb really cultivates independence in its students, giving each individual the freedom to choose how to use his/her time. Thus, Webb creates a foundation for good time management that bodes well for students both in college and beyond.

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Past experiences help woman make difference in addicts’ lives Picture a 12-year-old girl riding a bicycle down the street on a summer day in Michigan. She’s going to visit her cousins. Because her cousins have drugs. That’s how Diane Nelson’s addiction story starts, and it takes many turns that eventually led her to East Tennessee and Peninsula Behavioral Health. At just 12 years of age, Nelson tried drugs for the first time, starting with chocolate mescaline, a small, psychedelic pill. “I got very happy, very giddy, and I was laughing,” Nelson remembers. “I felt great.” Nelson explains that until that moment, she hadn’t known what happiness felt like. “Not a day went by that I wasn’t abused,” Nelson says. “I was hit, kicked, slapped, punched, pushed down stairs and physically abused every day.” In addition, there was mental abuse as her father repeatedly told her she was worthless and “the worst mistake ever made.” Happiness, even if it was artificial and temporary, was a wonderful feeling for a young girl living in such a desperate situation. At the age of 18, after being raped by a member of her extended family, she left town with friends and traveled across the country, ending up in southern California. While she had a job, Nelson still had drugs, too. They were part of the culture. When she got married, friends gave her drugs instead of wedding gifts. That included a mirror about the size of the top of an office desk, covered in cocaine. It was when she and her husband divorced that her life started to unravel. The failure of her marriage, combined with the drugs and her painful past, all started to take their toll, and Nelson says her life began a downward spiral. Surrounded by drug users, and using herself, she started snorting methamphetamine, then shooting up. She lost her home, her car and her job. “Meth has been around for a long, long time,” Nelson insists. “It was the poor man’s cocaine.” Nelson started to hit rock bottom when she found herself homeless and living in a junkyard. “It was horrid,” she says, “and frightening.” After staying high on meth for several consecutive days, Nelson woke up one morning on the floor of someone’s home and had what she calls a “lightbulb moment.” Standing before a mirror in the bathroom, she took a long, hard look at the sunken eyes, the rotted teeth, the discolored skin and her body withering away at a mere 90 pounds. “I was walking death,” Nelson says. She spoke to her reflection and said, “If you keep this up, in three months one of two things is gonna happen: you will be in jail or you will be dead.” That’s when Nelson began the slow climb out of drug addiction and into a new life. But “happily ever after” didn’t come right away. In the years that followed, she had a baby who suffered from brittle bone disease, with multiple broken bones in addition to hernia surgery. She moved to East Tennessee to be near her mother, but during a relatively short period of time, she endured the death of her mother, the hospitalization of her son, injuries on the job and two critical car accidents. The hand life dealt her finally became too much to bear. Nelson says she sank into crushing depression and became suicidal. “One day, I was going to drive my car off a bridge,” she recalls. “I was driving down Pellissippi Parkway, getting ready to veer off the bridge, when a song on the radio stopped me. It was ‘Let It Be’ by the Beatles.

me.” That, Nelson says, gives her a feeling that no drug-induced high can ever match. Nelson reconnected with her father last year, and he apologized for abusing her. The man she remembered as tall, angry and threatening had turned old, feeble, gray and crippled. She accepted his apology. “One of the greatest accomplishments in my life has been breaking the cycle of abuse,” Nelson says. “I’m so, so incredibly proud of that.” Nelson has many things to be proud of and thankful for, including her son, her job, coworkers and the simple gift of life. “There’s always hope,” Nelson says. “There are people who care.”

About Peninsula Hospital For some, the road to recovery may begin with 24-hour care at Peninsula Hospital. The 155-bed treatment center located in Louisville, Tenn., provides inpatient mental health services for adults, adolescents and children. Caring medical staff is available at all times to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients. Peninsula Hospital is one of the few facilities in the area that can accept involuntary commitments. Call 865-970-9800.

Free from addiction now, drug use was once so ingrained in Nelson’s culture that when she got married, friends gave her drugs instead of wedding gifts.

Diane Nelson views the same river which she once considered driving her car into in an attempt to end her life. That day, a song she heard on the radio made her reconsider her plans and seek help. Today, her experiences of enduring physical abuse, mental anguish and addiction have enabled her to relate to others who are at very low points in their lives.

“There will be an answer, let it be.” Nelson went home and started making phone calls. The very next day she was at a Peninsula Outpatient Center. “I wanted help,” Nelson says. Nelson has done more than conquer her addiction and mental illness. After participating in Peninsula’s Peer Support program, she’s gone from patient to employee, sharing very personal encouragement with others. “I was on the threshold of death,” Nelson says. “But God has a purpose for everyone, and I know what my reason for being is. It’s being in this hospital. It’s helping everyone who walks though those doors. I have an understanding and I can relate to the patients. I just let them know that I’ve been there. I get it.” Nelson says it’s especially rewarding when she knows she’s been able to make a real difference in someone’s life. Tears well up in her eyes as she recalls one patient who said the words, “You saved

Could you be addicted?

Addictive behavior can take many forms. Drugs, alcohol, sex, food, smoking, gambling and even shopping or computer use are examples of things to which you may become addicted. Addiction may be physical and/or psychological, and some people are predisposed to addictive behavior more than others. Whatever the cause, addictive behaviors can stop you from leading a productive life and can hurt your loved ones in the process. However, with treatment most people can recover. Take this test* with yourself or a loved one in mind. If addictive tendencies are inhibiting your ability to live life to its fullest, get help. Call Peninsula at 865-970-9800.

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 Become obsessed with an object, activity  Deny problems resulting from the beor substance. havior even though others can see the  Seek and engage in the behavior even negative effects. though it is causing harm – physical,  Hide the behavior after family or close mental or social. friends have mentioned their concern.  Feel compulsion to do the activity over  Experience blackouts – periods where and over, even though you do not want to. you don’t recall the time you engaged in  Show withdrawal symptoms after stop- the behavior. ping the activity – for example, irritabil-  Seem depressed. ity, craving, restlessness or depression  Have other background factors? People  Lose control when it comes to the behav- at higher risk for addictive behaviors ofior – drinking six beers when you only want one or spending an entire paycheck on lottery tickets when you intended to buy just a couple.

ten have low self-esteem, feel anxious if they do not have control over their environment, or come from psychologically or physically abusive families.

*This questionnaire is not a diagnostic instrument. It presents a wide range of addictive behavior symptoms so that you can determine whether you may need to seek professional advice.

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Peninsula Hospital is a safe place where patients receive compassionate, confidential care. Peninsula accepts voluntary and involuntary commitments. Call (865) 970-9800 or visit to learn more.

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ABSOLUTE AUCTION Thurs. June 19th • 6 pm 4721 Daystar Lane, Knoxville, TN 37918

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Rhonda Vineyard 218-1117 Great location, extra living quarters, bring all offers! Located in the heart of Halls, main house has 2BR/2BA, 2nd home has 2BR/1BA, all move-in ready. Public utilites, central H/A, all level yard. Must see to appreciate. Terms: 10% buyers premium added to final bid to establish total contract sales price. 10% down and balance to be paid in full at closing within (30) thirty days of 6/19/2014. Directions: I-640 to Broadway exit follow Broadway towards Halls to right on Brown Gap Rd to left on McFall to right on Daystar to house on left.

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ABSOLUTE AUCTION Custom Norris Lakefront Home Sat. June 14th • 1 pm On Site 250 Sugar Limb Rd. Maynardville, TN 37807

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Custom craftsmanship of 10 yrs, a facade of over 4,300 SF of pure elegance, 5BR/5 full & 1 half BAs, 2 kitchens, 2 LRs, 2 laundry rms, 2-bay dock. All offered on 1 acre on Main Channel of Norris Lake Open House Dates are Wednesdays, May 28 & June 4 from 5 pm - 7 pm

Visit for more info/photos Terms: 10% deposit day of auction and balance within thirty days at closing. Sale is exempt from residential property disclosure. Sold AS IS, 10% buyer’s premium added to final bid to establish total contract sales price. All registered bidders will be required to have a bank letter of guarantee of funds. Purchasers to obtain their own financing, purchase agreement will NOT be subject to financing. FOLLOW THE AUCTION SIGNS Directions: North on Hwy 33 (Maynardville Hwy) to left on Hickory Valley (Hwy 170) Immediate right then 1st left on Ridge Rd to right on Jess Perry, left on Sugar Camp then left onto Sugar Limb.

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3116 Walnoaks Rd, Norwood! $109,900! Darling Updated Ranch w/ approx 1150 SF, 3 BR/1.5BA, hardwood floors throughout, gorgeous updated kitchen w/solid surface tops, glass tile backsplash, LR & DR, laundry room, carport, covered deck, huge fenced backyard! Convenient to UT, West Knox & interstate! MLS# 868268

5408 Waldorf Lane, Corryton! $174,900! $100 down payment rural development loan! For eligible buyers. 3BR/2.5BA, approx 2,043 SF, bright & open flr plan w/2-sty foyer, huge GR w/gas log FP & hdwd flrs, hdwd flrs in entry foyer & stairs from foyer to landing, oversized kit w/bay breakfast rm, ceramic top range, built-in micro, refrig is negotiable, mstr on main w/ WIC, whirlpool tub & sep shower, half BA off foyer, laundry rm, guest BA & 2 lg BRs up, above-ground, salt water pool - 4' deep, decking, huge level lot w/privacy fence, 2-car gar, cul-de-sac lot. MLS #881066 < 1081 Paxton Drive, Knoxville! $308,900! 5BR/2.5BA, approx 3,429 SF. Huge home on spacious, level lot! 3rd-level bonus rm w/sep staircase, gourmet kit w/island, breakfast area, built-in desk, loads of cabinets & counter space, formal DR w/hdwds, sep LR w/hdwds, fam rm w/ gas log FP, 9' ceil, extended, covered patio w/water feature, huge BRs, mstr w/spacious on-site, 3-car, side-entry gar! Subdivision pool! Walking trails around greenway, tennis courts, playground & basketball court! MLS #887140

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THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 8 Registration open for AMSE Science Explorer Camp for rising 5th, 6th and 7th graders. Two sessions: June 9-13, June 16-20. Info/to register: http://amse. org/visitors/summer-camps/.

THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 27 Leonardo Silaghi: 3 Paintings exhibit, Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park. Presenting sponsor is Emerson Process Management. Info: Angela Thomas, 934-2034, or

TUESDAY, MAY 27 Amazingly Awesome Science with Dr. Al Hazari, 2 p.m., Howard Pinkston Branch Library, 7732 Martin Mill Pike. Info: 573-0436. Computer Workshops: Excel, 5:30 p.m., East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Requires “Word 2007 Basics” or equivalent skills. To register: 215-8700.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28 Knoxville Writers’ Group meeting, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Naples Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. Guest speaker: Appalachian writer Tamara Baxter will discuss her book “Rock Big and Sing Loud.” All-inclusive lunch, $12. RSVP by Monday, May 26: 983-3740. Amazingly Awesome Science with Dr. Al Hazari, 10:30 a.m. Murphy Branch Library, 2247 Western Ave., LT Ross Bldg. Info: 521-7812. Amazingly Awesome Science with Dr. Al Hazari, 3 p.m., Farragut Branch Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. Info: 777-1750.

THURSDAY MAY 29 “Beginning Canning and Food Preservation,” 3:30 p.m., Farragut Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. Speaker: Heather Kyle from UT Extension. Free and open to the public.

SATURDAY, MAY 31 Cades Cove tour with Bill Landry, 9 a.m., departing from the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Tickets: $50 per person; includes light snacks and a cold beverage. Reservations required: 448-8838.

Homecoming, 11 a.m., New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 7115 Tipton Lane off East Beaver Creek Drive. Featured singers: Michael and Delilah Kitts. Everyone invited.

MONDAY, JUNE 2 AARP Driver Safety class, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., South Knoxville Senior Center, 6729 Martel Lane. Into/to register: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. Pilot Golf Classic presented by EWI, Gettysvue Polo, Golf and Country Club. Check-in, 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; tee times, 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost $750 per foursome. To register: Sheri Lockett, 246-6112 or slockett@

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“Frankly Speaking about Lung Cancer,” noon-1:30 p.m., Tennova Health Care, North Knoxville Medical Center, Sister Elizabeth Assembly Room 1st Floor, 7565 Dannaher Drive, Powell. Speaker: Hesamm Gharavi, MD, of Tennessee Cancer Specialists. Light lunch provided. RSVP: 546-4661. Opening Reception for new exhibition by Depot Artists Association, 5-9 p.m., the Balcony at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by The Melting Pot and music by Pistol Creek Catch of the Day. Info: 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance. com. Amazingly Awesome Science with Dr. Al Hazari, 10:30 a.m., Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. Info: 215-8750.

UT Hospice Adult Grief Support Group meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info/reservation: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6277. Summer Library Club presents magician Michael Messing, 1 p.m., South Knoxville Branch Library, 4500 Chapman Highway. Info: 573-1772. Sparky and Rhonda Rucker share stories and songs, 2 p.m., Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Info: 470-7033. Fun With Shakespeare, 3 p.m., Karns Branch Library, 7516 Oak Ridge Highway. The Tennessee Stage Company will present an interactive workshop designed especially for elementary school age children, focusing on the play “Much Ado About Nothing.” Info: 470-8663.


2 Side by Side Lots in Houses - Unfurnished 74 Lynnhurst Cemetery, 3924 ARLINE DR, exc location, $2,000 Freeway s/d. All for both. 865-947-5855 4br, 2.5ba, 2726 sq ft, brick bsmnt ranch. open flr plan, 2 car 3000 sq ft, 4BR/3BA, 4 LOTS FOR SALE, Woodlawn Ceme- garage, hrdwd floors, L/R, D/R, 2 kit, 2 Berber carpet, tery. Section Y, Lot dens, 2 FP, two 29 ft ceilings, gas 297. $3500/ea obo. car gars w/concrete AVON: A great op- Poodles, Toy, 1 M choc., 1 F black, AKC reg., fireplace, big closets 539-2001 or 773-7701 driveways. Lg rear portunity! Only $15 parents on prem., show & storage space, 6 ft porch, deck & conto start your busiquality. 865-992-4128 crete patio, new Lynnhurst Cemetery, priv. fence. $1600/mo. ness! Call 984-7735 3 prime, level lots, 865-405-9593. Images HVAC, new roof. or 765-0450. SHIH TZU, beautiful $1800 ea. 865-242Corner lot, well CKC reg. puppies, 1460; 865-603-1403 landscaped, an GOODWILL INDUShome raised, S&W, ideal Mother-in-Law TRIES is seeking Health POWELL, 2 BR, 1 guar. $350 M, suite. $239,500. Call FT & PT retail BA, screened-in $400 F. 865-406-0042 922-2403 or 705-4217 Real Estate Service 53 workers, pls apply ***Web porch, air condiID# 413738*** for appointment. in person at 5307 tioned, beautiful Kingston Pike. M-F Foreclosure area. $700. 860-416-6294. YORKIE PUPS GIBBS. 3 BR. 6634 Prevent Free Help reg., S&W started Carina Ln. $127,000. 865-365-8888 on puppy pads, M&F, 100% Rural Loan. Cash only. 423-539-4256. 865-740-5263



Cruise in for St. Jude, noon-7 p.m., Knoxville Wholesale Furniture, 7428 Kingston Pike. Cost: free to spectators, $5 donation to show vehicle. Family friendly games, food, music. Sponsored by Cindy Doyle Agency, State Farm. Info: Josh Crawford or Jessica Lively, 690-6300. Cades Cove tour with Bill Landry, 9 a.m., departing from the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Tickets: $50 per person; includes light snacks and a cold beverage. Reservations required: 448-8838. Learn to Do Magic with the Great Bevarino, 10:30 a.m., Karns Branch Library, 7516 Oak Ridge Highway. Info: 470-8663. Saturday Stories and Songs: Laurie Fisher, 11 a.m., Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. Info: 215-8750. Saturday Stories and Songs: Melissa Mastrogiovanni, 11 a.m., Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Info: 470-7033.

Personals- Purely 16 Lakefront Property 47 Office Space - Rent 65 Trucking Opportunities 106 Dogs FAMILY OF BILLY LAKEFRONT DREAM MODULAR OFFICE CHARLES WRIGHT: HOME to be moved from 14 FEB 1940 - 7 JUN Covered dock w/lift, 3 Pigeon Forge location. 1951. Son of Pierce levels, 4 BR + bonus Great cond. 54'x12'. Wright. Billy had just rm, 3.5 BA, 4 garages, $18,000 obo. 256-275-9500. completed 4th grade in-law suite, vaulted ***Web ID# 413834*** at West View Eleceil., 2 water heaters, mentary in Knoxville 2 H/A units, 2 kitchens, when he passed away. custom built many Comm. Prop. - Rent 66 Contact Larry Fritts, amenities, about 4000 937-371-5801 SF, 3 porches, move in CA$H for your House! ready. Lower garage Cash Offer in 24 Hours has H/A. $700,000. 865-365-8888 865-803-2421. Adoption 21 Woo ded 1.3 Acre Waterfront Peninsula ADOPT: LOVING, Apts - Unfurnished 71 professional couple on Do uglas Lake eager to add to our Offers big views of the 1 BR Powell, NOW 1/2 growing family. Our lake and the Smoky rent. Gorgeous, all appl, warm, nurturing home is Mountains. This private DW, disp., stove/ref. water waiting to welcome setting includes 400' of pd. $150 DD. Secured bldg. your baby. Expenses dockable water frontage, $510 mo. 865-384-1099 paid. Anne & Colin. 1-877-246-6780 (toll-free) and is ideally located 4 miles west of downtown Apts - Furnished 72 on SR 139. Homes 40 Dandridge Offered at $199,900 WALBROOK STUDIOS Jim Williams 25 1-3 60 7 CHEAP Houses For Sale Honors Real Estate $140 weekly. Discount Up to 60% OFF 865-773-8862 or 238-0002 avail. Util, TV, Ph, 865-309-5222 Stv, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lse.

Laurel Theater, corner of Laurel Avenue and 16th Street. Speaker: Knoxville News Sentinel columnist Sam Venable. Open to the public. A $2 donation is requested at the door. Info: Amazingly Awesome Science with Dr. Al Hazari, 10:30 a.m., Sequoyah Branch Library, 1140 Southgate Road. Info: 525-1541.

company needs someone in the Powell or Karns area to work at home (parttime) clipping and trimming newspaper articles and looking up names and addresses. Work when you want to, and there is no investment required, but must have your own computer and color copier. Newspapers furnished. Must have a smoke-free working environment (newspapers absorb the smell). Great for retirees! Send resume to: PO Box 32369, Knoxville, TN 37930 or email:

MOLDAVITE RING. 1.5ct cntr. stn., 28 sm. grn diamonds. 10K yell Gold. Sz. 8. $275 693-7575

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TUESDAY, JUNE 10 “Kid-to-Kid: Fun with a Purpose,” 5:30-7 p.m., Cancer Support Community, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Parents are invited to attend “Talking to Kids about Cancer” at the same time. RSVP: 546-4661.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11 AARP Driver Safety class, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Buckingham Retirement Clubhouse, 7103 Manderly Way. Into/to register: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964.

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238 Comm Trucks Buses 259 Guttering

2000 Searay 18' bow HARLEY 2005 Low rider, 135 HP Mercruiser, Rider, 7,325 act. mi, low hrs, loaded w/many HD chrome, Limby extras. Mint cond. guard, Vance & Hines $8900. 865-257-3627 pipes, new tires, & more. $12,500. 8652003 Tracker Marine 705-7984 LP (Blind Duck) alum. outboard boat, 17'9", HD 1999 Ultra Classic, black, 5700 miles, 60 HP 4 stroke EFI exc cond. $9,500. Mercury motor, 865-363-4116 Trailstar boat trailer, $3,900. 865-982-7917 HONDA GOLDWING 1985, $3500 obo or 2006 Four Winns 203 partial trade. Call Horizon F/S. All equip. 865-463-2274 Dry stored. Like new. $16,900. 865-717-0743 HONDA, SABER 1984, VF700S, must sale, 4000 LB. Hydro hoist Boat lift, ser. 4732H, make reasonable offer, up to 21' boat. $2000. asking $600 865-368-6443 606-545-2320 S-50 SUZUKI BLVD. FISHER 1648 AW, 2005, 800 CC, 1 owner, 2010 Yamaha 25 HP gar. kept, maintained. 12,500 mi., $3400. ES, depth finder, Rick, 865-919-6138. Motor Guide, Bimini top, Trailstar trailer, ***Web ID# 412300*** accessories, like new, $6900 obo. 865-947-0162 SUZUKI 1994 1400 Intruder, 20k mi, gar. kept, beaut. extra chrome, Starcraft Fishmaster, bags & more. $2500. 14'6", 25 HP Merc. 865-521-4179; 924-6382 mtr. Good croppie boat. $3000. 865-524-1977



CAMPERS WANTED WE BUY CAMPERS Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, PopUps & Motor Homes. WILL PAY CASH 423-504-8036


CHEV. Refrigerated HAROLD'S GUTTER Truck. 2004 C65 SERVICE. Will clean Diesel, 16' Bed, Full front & back $20 & up. Opening Rear Quality work, guaranDoors, Thermo-king teed. Call 288-0556. Unit Model MD11SR, $12,000. Refrigerated 339 truck bed, 10', full Lawn Care opening rear doors, $3500. 865-986-8005

Antiques Classics 260 1941 Plym. Business Coupe, restore or ideal for street gasser, $4700 obo. 865-579-7146 Chev Camaro 1989 Iroc Z, restored to showrm cond, 5.7, 700R4, ttops, low mi & much more. $13,000 obo. 865-406-3388

LANDSCAPE Imports 262 PERKINS & LAWNCARE Spring Specials! BMW 330ci 2001, 85K Res. Lawns $25. Brn mi, AT, black/tan, hdwd mulch $30/yd books/records, $8900 installed. Dyed mulch obo. 865-300-2537 $45/yd installed. ***Web ID# 413471*** Brush removal/ cleanup. G20 2001, Auto Accessories 254 INFINITI 865-250-9405 lthr, all pwr, sunrf, auto climate control, 4 as-new Michelin $3450. 865-250-8079 LTX M/S2109T tires, Painting / Wallpaper 344 size 245/75R16. $475. MERCEDES SL500 2000, Orig $827. 865-579-5557 77k mi, black, both Powell's Painting & tops, 2nd owner, exc. Remodeling - Residential & Commercial. Utility Trailers 255 $10,500. 865-659-2278 Free Estimates. 865NISSAN MAXIMA 771-0609 2002, loaded, sunroof, 2 HORSE Stidham low mi, AT, brand Trailer + dressing new Bridgestone tires, Tree Service rm, good cond. 357 $3400. 865-973-5228 $5500. 865-216-2049

UTILITY TRAILERS All Sizes Available Bed, Pillow top mattress 865-986-5626 set. Never used. $165. Can deliver. Coleman Santa Fe 404-587-0806 2010, like new. 1 owner, non-smoker, 256 TERRYS SPECIALS: $10,000/b.o. 865-448-3677 Vans Nego. TV Center $850, Dine Table $850, DUTCHMAN ASPEN Trail 2012, 25', fully YORKIES, beautiful 3N1 Game Table loaded, stabilizing Say: AKC puppies, born $650, Office Center hitch, elec. awning, 2/19/14. 1M, 1F. 865$450. See Terrys AC & heat. $15,500/bo. 661-0095 Specials Online. 281-352-3762 Furniture kept at Northshore Pellissippi in the 350 Diesel Free Pets 145 Storage. 865-454-7695 FORD Camper Van 1989, only 114k mi, many Wrought Iron 2 pc. ADOPT! new updates, $6500. wine rack w/décor. Looking for an addiVery good cond. TOYOTA SIENNA 2005, tiles, from Italy. tion to the family? 865-216-2049 $150. 865-981-8846 89k mi, perfect! Visit Young-Williams $9800. Gulfstream Kingsport Animal Center, the 865-805-8483 TT 2012, M-259 RBS, like official shelter for Exercise Equipment 208 new, never camped Knoxville & in. $17,250. 865-312-4235 Knox County. Trucks 257 VPX 2000, bought in Call 215-6599 2013 at Lilly's, cannot NEW & PRE-OWNED DOGDE RAM use due to health. or visit INVENTORY SALE Prospector 1984 lng bed $600; 865-354-2703 w/liner, Tommy lift & 2014 MODEL SALE extras, 318 auto. fuel Check Us Out At exht., new tires & wheels. Collectibles 213 $3000 obo/trade. 603-5402 Building Materials 188 or call 865-681-3030 Old radio tubes; Ford F150 1989 Custom, 6 PIECES double Hand held transistor cyl, 5 spd, new Motor Homes 237 6paint, metal truss, 5 1/2" W radios. Some from $2,300. 865x 26" H, 45' long. Call Germany. 865-933-8689 719-2852 for more info. on 2002 GeorgieBoy Class both, 865-803-3633. A, 34.5', 2 slides, V10, 65K mi, 4 Wheel Drive 258 Garage Sales 225 Ford NEW Metal Building, $24,900. 865-296-0892 50' W x 120' L. compl. POPUP BARGIN WINABEGO CHEVY PICKUP 1998, w/roof ends & sides, all COLEMAN bolts & hrdware, never CAMPER, lg., 1995, 33'; Good Cond. 4x4, ext. cab, 5.7 erected, 6,000 sq ft. 865$3200. Phone 865V8, looks/runs VG. 42,000 mil. $9750. 475-7558 $4800. 865-659-2278 803-3633 865-556-1055




BUICK CXL Lecerne, 2006, exc. cond. Garage kept. 80k mi. $9200. 865-207-6749. BUICK LUCERNE CXL 2008, silver ext., gray int., lthr. pwr seats, PW, PDL, 6 cyl. V6, FWD, 4 dr., Sat. radio & Onstar, 57K mi., $10,250. Call between 8-5pm, 865-588-6250. ***Web ID# 411245*** CADILLAC SEVILLE 1990, needs heat core & minor repairs, has new tires, $1000. 865-688-4101 CHEVY SONIC 1 LT, 2013, AT, 4 dr., 4 cyl., turbo, remote ^ start, all pwr, 2600 mi, $10,800. 865-522-4133 PONT. Grand Prix LE 1991, quad 4, silver gray, 4 dr, gar. kept, 1 ownr, new tires, new exhaust, very good cond., less than 71K mi, $2800. 865256-5268; 256-1968



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At 18, local student gives back, while looking forward As a volunteer in the Fort Sanders Regional MRI department at Thompson Cancer Survival Center, Joey Bolden of Seymour, 18, has a unique story to share with patients. “I am a cancer survivor. When I was 18 months old, I was diagnosed with infantile fibrosarcoma,” Joey said. As a toddler in April 1997, Joey bumped his right foot on a chair. But his mother, Sandy Caldwell, thought the bruise didn’t look right. It became a large lump shaped like a mushroom, puffy on the top of his foot. Caldwell took her son to six different doctors before he was diagnosed at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center with infantile fibrosarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects the connective tissues, most often in the arms or legs. Joey’s cancer was so rare that it took three different pathology groups to verify it, and surgery was done in Nashville to remove the tumor and reconstruct his foot. Afterward, he was in a cast for months and received follow-up care at Children’s Hospital of East Tennessee, with regular MRIs at Thompson Cancer Survival Center. By the time he was 13, Joey had undergone 20 of the tests. He was declared cancer free in 2008. So you might say Joey is something of an old pro at the MRI,

Bolden rests after a second surgery at Vanderbilt.

At 18 months, Joey Bolden returns home after the first of many surgeries for infantile fibrosarcoma.

which provides detailed images of the body, but involves lying in a tunnel-like machine. It tends to make claustrophobic patients nervous.

The soon to be graduate, Bolden will “They usually put head to Maryville College in the fall. a cloth over your eyes so you don’t see stuff that close,” said Joey. “And some- tion that calms you down.” Joey and Caldwell said their times they can give you medica-

many experiences, even the MRIs, at Thompson and Fort Sanders were positive. “It’s always been wonderful, their ability to help and put the best care forward for you, they take really good care of you,” said Joey. “They were always very compassionate and caring, it seemed like they treated the whole family,” said Caldwell. “Joey was the patient, but they thought of the whole family during all his MRIs.” Today, Joey’s foot is back to normal except for some numbness on top. He graduates from high school May 27 and will head to Maryville College in the fall, where he hopes to go into oncology medicine. He has been volunteering about two months at Thompson, in the same MRI room where he visited as a child. “I take patients’ paperwork and make sure they’ve signed everything. I get them ready for the MRI and show them where to sit and wait,” said Joey. “I love to volunteer at Thompson Cancer Survival Center and give back some of the care and compassion to current patients that I received when I was a patient there myself as a child. I can relate to them, I’ve been through it,” he said. “I really like helping people, especially people who are afraid of MRIs. I tell them that if I can do it, you can, too!”

Gamma Knife radiosurgery Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Thompson Cancer Survival Center work together to offer the latest in surgical and nonsurgical brain tumor treatment options. “Thompson is just across the street from Fort Sanders, so we work together for radiation treat-

ment and chemotherapy,” said Dr. Paul Peterson, a neurosurgeon at Fort Sanders. “Plus, we treat with the Gamma Knife – we do biopsies and brain tumor removal. Fort Sanders has the region’s only Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion unit, the most advanced and widely used radiosurgery treat-

ment in the world, which uses focused radiation to target cancerous tumors precisely, without damaging nearby tissue. This technology is most often used to supplement traditional brain surgery or in cases where traditional surgery is not possible.

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE: ONCOLOGY Fort Sanders Regional and Thompson Cancer Survival Center provide the region’s most comprehensive cancer care. From diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation, we offer care options not available anywhere else in our region. Working together to provide the best patient care that’s Regional Excellence!

(865) 673-FORT (3678)

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