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VOL. 8 NO. 22

June 2, 2014

Buttons of the Caribbean


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Retiring University of Tennessee professor Gerald Schroedl continues to use data collected during multiple excavations at Brimstone Hill Fortress on St. Kitts in the Caribbean during the 1990s and 2000s.

IN THIS ISSUE Bigfoot and Yeti and mayors

By Wendy Smith Dr. Gerald Schroedl has dedicated years to studying the unique social dynamic between blacks and whites at Brimstone Hill, the 18th-century British fort on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Some of the data he collected during excavations in the late 1990s and the mid-2000s came from buttons. Lots and lots of buttons. After 43 years of teaching, Schroedl will retire from the University of Tennessee’s Department

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s embrace of the legendary Bigfoot has sparked a rivalry with his city counterpart, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero. “I proclaim June 2 Yeti Day in Knoxville,” Rogero recently announced. “We don’t need no stinkin’ Bigfoot in our fair city.”

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cut $6 million from the budget By Sandra Clark Knoxville City Council passed a (reducing the tax increase by 14 cents) died with$200.5 million budget and raised out a second. property taxes by 34 cents to George Wallace $2.7257, ratifying without change tried to delay the the budget presented by Mayor vote for two weeks Madeline Rogero. to see if the tax inBearden’s district representacrease would entive, Duane Grieve, supported able the Council to the plan, as did Vice Mayor Nick repeal all or part Pavlis and council members Mark Campen, Brenda Palmer, Daniel Duane Grieve of a $34 million bond for capital Brown and Finbarr Saunders. Nick Della Volpe’s effort to projects previously authorized.

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Expect a battle Last Sunday, state Rep. Gloria Johnson threw herself a multipurpose birthday/fundraiser/ icecream social in Edgewood Park, near the heart of North Knoxville, which is no longer the geographic heart of the 13th House District. But it’s where she lives, and it’s where the former chair of the Knox County Democratic Party must win heavily in November if she is to get a second term.

By Betty Bean When Stan Kelly and Peggy Leland retired two weeks ago, 45 years of teaching experience at Central High School walked out the door with them. “I kept asking Stan, ‘Are we really old enough to be doing this?’ ” said Leland, who taught art at Central for 20 years and directed her students in creating high-profile art projects like the huge banners hanging in the school commons and other areas. “In my mind, I just thought this was a chance to expose kids who had never had a chance to experience the visual arts to the great artists. Later, I started another project to do framed pictures in the hallways. I hope someone continues it,” Leland said. “Most of the time, you just know when it’s time,” said Kelly, who spent 25 years teaching history and was one of a dwindling handful of educators left there who were also Central High School alumni. And

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Rogero said the capital projects include improvements to Lakeshore Parks and Prosser Road. Wallace’s motion failed 3-6 with Della Volpe, Marshall Stair and Wallace voting yes. Stair said he could not support a tax increase while unresolved pension issues remain. But Grieve said the budget should not be held hostage to changes in the pension plan or the automatic 2.5 percent pay increase for employees.

“Our city is on a real growth pattern – the mayor calls it the buzz that goes around – but if we don’t invest we are not going to move forward. This budget invests in the things that I’m personally interested in that make a great city – that’s the greenways, the parks, the places where people go and play – and it really supports the arts. The budget has a lot of diversity – it spreads money throughout the city.”

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fort originally was built to protect St. Kitts from foreign invasion, but it was Buttons made of sea turtle carapaces and cattle also used to probone help form a picture of what life was like tect whites from for slaves and British soldiers who lived in close slave revolts, says proximity at Brimstone Hill Fortress. Photos submitted Schroedl. The French captured the island in 1782 but returned it to the Brit- or around it included British solish following the Treaty of Paris. diers, officers and their families The fort was occupied until the To page A-3 mid-1850s, and those who lived in

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We shall soon see the difference in football talent and experience. Beginning on the last Sunday in August and continuing for three months, Tennessee will present a case study for the comparison of superior athletic ability and jungle warfare survival.

of Anthropology at the end of the month. But the buttons and other artifacts collected during his work at Brimstone Hill will provide research opportunities for years to come. The buttons tell the story of a broad mix of people who worked on and around the fort. St. Kitts was colonized by both the British and the French in the 1600s. When construction of Brimstone Hill began in 1690, the work was done by slaves from Africa. The

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spent many years as principal of Fountain City Elementary School and was later a member of the school board. His mother, Polly, was a kindergarten teacher. “We saw a young man at church yesterday; Mama had him in kindergarten, Dad had him in elementary school and I had him at Central. It’s that community connection,” Kelly said. Leland nodded. “That’s what I have loved so much about Central,” said Leland, who grew up in Oak Ridge, where everybody was from somewhere else. “There just wasn’t that longterm connection.” Central High School lost 45 years of teaching experience with the early reKelly is 60, Leland 62. They tirement of teachers Stan Kelly and Peggy Leland. Leland’s art students pro- don’t seem tired. Kelly’s going to duced the banner behind them. Photo by Betty Bean do a lot of hiking and kayaking this summer and enjoy the luxury of fall travel, for the first time. Leland is he says he worked at Central much Then I was a student teacher here going to spend the summer working longer than his teaching tenure. and came here for my first and only in her studio and traveling to Italy “While I was at UT, Mr. (Dan) teaching job. It all adds up to about and will start a part-time job in the Boring let me work as a janitor here, 37 years,” Kelly said. and after that Mr. (Rex) Stooksbury. His father, the late Cecil Kelly, To page A-3


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Madison Fox and Parker Fox, front, and Jake Hammond, Joe Pryor, Reilley Swanson, Caroline Pryor and Alyssa Fox, back, relax at Barbara Frizzell, a rising 7th-grader at Cedar Bluff Middle the Arnstein Jewish Community Center pool. School, shows off her perfect dive at the Crestwood Hills Recreation Center. Photos by Wendy Smith

Chillin’ at the pool Ahhh, summer. After one figures out how to manage the extra children underfoot, it’s a time to revel in a more relaxed pace and endless sunny days.

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As soon as my kids graduated from the wading pool in the backyard, we joined a nearby neighborhood pool. It was a significant financial investment, especially in those days, but it paid off with a new set of friends and a new family activity − swim team. My memories of morn-

ing practices that stretched into all-day play dates and evenings spent grilling by the pool with neighbors will always be some of my most precious. Everyone fortunate enough to have such a situation has the same warmand-fuzzy feelings about their pool, especially at the beginning of the summer, when memories of singledigit temps are fresh. I visited a couple of neighborhood pools to see what’s special about them. The Crestwood Hills Recreation Center, 8740 Fox Lonas Road, is home to the Wahoos swim team, as well as kids who just want to splash around. “It’s a wonderful family atmosphere where kids make lifelong friendships,” says

Buttons of the Caribbean along with African slaves conscripted from nearby plantations and armed black militia units. Each group had unique buttons, which were an important part of 18thcentury garb since zippers had yet to be invented, Schroedl says. British soldiers wore brass or plated buttons, and West India regiments wore a different style of button. Approximately 10,000 single-holed bone buttons were discovered near the foundation of a former slave quarters. The holes were created during the drilling process and weren’t used to attach the buttons to a garment. Instead, they were covered with cloth, and the cloth was sewn to the garment. It would have been cheaper to make the buttons than to import them, he says.

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He suspects that British soldiers and officers modified their heavy uniforms upon arrival at the island. They may have changed to cotton or linen garments that were fastened with the cloth-covered buttons. Being sent to serve in the Caribbean would have been like receiving a death sentence for soldiers. The combination of poor diet, alcohol abuse and disease made for an extremely high death rate. Groups of UT anthropology students worked in five-week shifts at the site. Hundreds of thousands of artifacts were unearthed, and in addition to buttons and scraps of excess bone, students found numerous ceramic potsherds and wine and rum bottles. “These guys drank a lot,” Schroedl says. His research also focuses

Educators bow out fall. So why are they leaving early? “I do not believe in a lot of things that are being done – the overly zealous emphasis on data, on test scores – it is an outright attack on teachers,” Leland said. “I’ve always been evaluated by people who have never taught art. Teaching art cannot be compared to an academic class.” Kelly agreed: “Teaching cannot be compared to a business. We’re doing so much wrong in education. It’s bad for teachers and horrible for kids. But teachers are easy to push around. We see these cycles come and go, and we sit back and let them happen. This time, it finally broke us.” Kelly said the emphasis on four-year graduation rates (a Race to the Top requirement) is creating grade inflation that damages academic integrity. “A couple of years ago, I was teaching an economics course that is required for graduation. I was asked to turn in the names of kids in danger of failing, and I gave them the name of one boy who never

mom Audrey Brown. “It’s the best money I ever spent.” Margie Frizzell appreciates that the pool serves as a great adoption community. Many members, herself included, have adopted or are in the process of adopting. The Arnstein Jewish Community Center, 6800 Deane Hill Drive, attracts neighbors who prefer a quieter pool. Lesli Fox says she lived in Westwood for 10 years before she realized the pool was an option for her family. “There aren’t many people, and it’s super convenient,” she says. The Smokin’ Salmon swim team practices and competes at the AJCC. Sadly, my days of hanging out at the neighborhood pool are numbered. My two

on what fort inhabitants ate. Animal bones indicate that everyone, slaves and soldiers alike, ate imported salt beef and salt pork. Slaves also ate a low-grade salt cod. British officers also would have had access to higher-quality foods like rabbit or chicken, and the slaves that served them likely ate well, too − better than their fellow slaves who lived 50 yards away, and possibly better than the soldiers. While he hasn’t been to St. Kitts since 2008, Schroedl continues to publish research based on data collected there. He plans to keep his office in South Stadium Hall, at least until the anthropology department moves to a new building. “When people retire, some just walk away and move to the beach,” he says. “Others keep right on working. That’s kind of what I plan to do.”

From page A-1 got above a 40 on a test. “Two weeks later, he walked across the stage and graduated.” Surprised, Kelly learned the student had been placed in a last-minute, accelerated cram session aimed at making him graduation-eligible. But much as they disagree with today’s test-and-assess business model, they don’t regret their career choice. “I’m leaving a little earlier than I intended, but I’ve known so many great kids. I ran into a kid yesterday that I gave a scholarship to, and I was tickled to death to see him. I’ve taught kids of my kids,” Kelly said. Leland, for whom teaching high school art was the fourth career (she’d worked in planning at UT, at TVA in regional arts and at the TVA Credit Union in staff development), says she has no regrets about her teaching career. “I thought I’d stay longer, but I’m happy. I’m glad this was my fourth career. But staying would mean going along with these current policies, and I just can’t do that anymore.”

oldest children are lifeguards, so they have little desire to hang around a pool for leisure. But I’m proud that they have moved on to helping other families enjoy the pool. ■

Airport update

Things are taking off at McGhee Tyson Airport. Becky Huckaby, vice president of public relations for the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport A u t h o r i t y, spoke to the Optimist Club of West Huckaby K nox v ille last week. An upcoming airfield modernization program will take six years and cost

$108 million and will include the complete replacement of one runway − 9,000 feet long and 150 feet wide with a depth of three feet. Taxiways also will be reconfigured. The new design will employ better geometry to accommodate larger aircraft than the current taxiways, built in 1937, Huckaby says. She shared news of the third annual Aviation Academy, which is currently underway. The program was developed for the airport’s 75th anniversary in 2012 as a way to engage the public. The academy meets for five Wednesday evenings beginning in April. Thirty to 35 members of the community are selected from nearly 200 applicants to learn the inner workings of an airport that serves 9,000 people a day and operates

like a small city. Participants get an upclose look at Transportation Security Administration operations, firefighting facilities and how jets are inspected and repaired, among other things. This year’s class will get to observe the replacement of batteries in black boxes − which are actually orange. The first call for 2015 applications will be in February. Participants enjoy the academy and give it high marks, Huckaby says. “It really is a program that’s so much more than airplanes.” President Carolyn Bird says the mission of the Optimist Club of West Knoxville is to bring out the best in kids. The group meets at noon on Thursdays at O’Charley’s, 11036 Parkside Drive.




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Ivan Harmon considers race for mayor reelection, the open seat for mayor in 2019 will likely draw several serious candidates including more than one now serving on City Council. All City Council candidates running in 2017 and 2019 will be new as no current council member will be eligible to run in those years. ■ House Speaker John Boehner, who is Victor third in line to the presiAshe dency after the president and vice president, was in Knoxville May 24 as the main guest for U.S. Rep. The event has a 70-perJimmy Duncan’s fundson host committee of both raiser at the Pete and Cindi Democrats and RepubliDeBusk home on Cunningcans. It is an impressive ham Road. Afterward, he group, although it does and Duncan had dinner at include several persons who the popular family-owned do business with the city. Litton’s in Fountain City, Light hors d’oeuvres and where he had one of Knoxwine will be served, accord- ville’s best hamburgers. ing to the invitation. All They ate in the back of the current council members restaurant, so most patrons have been invited by Mandid not realize Boehner was nis via email to be guests at there. the event (meaning they do ■ The UT proposal not have to pay). for the historic Williams Mannis, who owns Pres- House on Lyons View Pike tige Cleaners, recently reto be leased for a 50- or 99placed the roof on his house year period may be the best after living downtown, sell- possible outcome in terms ing his condo to TVA CEO of saving the house. The Bill Johnson and moving significant sticking point back to his West Knoxwill be finding a person or ville home. His showcase persons willing to spend $3 gardens have been open to million-plus to renovate the the public several times. Staub-designed house plus Mannis hosted a fundraiser the UT Board of Trustees for Rogero in 2011. signing off on it. Not many It is smart politics by people fit that profile. Rogero to hold such an After spending that large event 15 months ahead of a sum, are they willing for the September 2015 mayoral it to revert to the University primary. It shows her inten- at some future point? Good tions to seek a second and news is that there is posifinal term (not that there tive movement to rescue was any doubt). It allows her the house from neglect. But to showcase broad-based this story is far from being support for her candidacy concluded. through her host committee ■ City Council memand thus encourage some ber Marshall Stair is credible rivals who may moving to North Knoxville want to be mayor to defer in a few months to a home their plans until 2019. It he is purchasing on East also replenishes her camAnderson Avenue. Stair paign bank account and lets currently lives downtown on people know she will be well Market Street. His new home funded. is a 1900 Colonial that labor At present she does from the neighborhood has not have an announced helped restore, according to opponent although former the sign in the front yard. county commissioner, city More can be found on it at school board member and council member Ivan dersonProject.ONK, which Harmon has said he is clearly shows how much considering it. Harmon was hard labor went into rescuan unsuccessful mayoral ing this house. His purchase candidate in 1995 and 2011. and occupancy of the house He did not make the runoff show strong personal combetween Rogero and Mark mitment to historic preserPadgett in 2011. He says, “I vation and neighborhood am not going to let her run revitalization. unopposed. I will decide by As an at-large member August or September. I am Stair is not required to live in good health.” in any particular district. No incumbent mayor or The other at-large memcouncil member has lost bers live in West Knox. All reelection to a second term three are up for reelection since term limits were imin 2015, along with council posed. Assuming Rogero’s member Mark Campen. If there was any doubt that Mayor Rogero is seeking reelection, it ended with invitations being sent out for a $250 suggested donation for a fundraiser on Wednesday, June 11, at the Kingston Pike home of former Rogero deputy Eddie Mannis.

Eddie Smith and Lanna Keck Smith at Honor Fountain City Day. Gloria Johnson (at top) poses with family at her birthday bash in Edgewood Park. At left are her nephew and his wife, Spencer and Stephanie Rouser; on the right are her brother and sister-in-law, Chuck and Sheri Johnson, and their son, Landen; Gloria’s mom (center) is Nell Johnson. Photo by Patricia Williams

Expect a battle in the fighting 13th Last Sunday, state Rep. Gloria Johnson threw herself a multipurpose birthday/fundraiser/ ice-cream social in Edgewood Park, near the heart of North Knoxville, which is no longer the geographic heart of the 13th House District. But it’s where she lives, and it’s where the former chair of the Knox County Democratic Party must win heavily in November if she is to get a second term. The 13th has been sending Democrats to Nashville for more than 50 years, with the exception of the brief tenure of Republican Joe Burchfield, who won a special election in 1989 over the widow of the late Ted Ray Miller to serve out the second year of the term vacated by the death of the incumbent. Burchfield was promptly defeated in 1990 by Harry Tindell, who remained in office until 2012 despite numerous attempts to oust him by candidates with ties to conservative Re-

Betty Bean publicans Stacey Campfield and Bill Dunn. Tindell, a fiscal conservative who specialized in government finances, became an important cog in the power structure of a House dominated by Democrats and was the favorite Democrat of a lot of Republicans. Over the years, he survived the gradual GOP takeover of the House unscathed. The Republican takeover was completed with the wave election of 2010, which gave the GOP the power to redraw House district lines. By 2012, the 13th District had been stretched south and west with the addition of Bonny Kate, Mount Olive and Sequoyah Hills. Privately, Republicans maintained that it could have been worse, but for their re-

spect for Tindell, who nonetheless bowed out in 2012. Common wisdom was that the Republicans would take the seat, but Johnson, a special-education teacher fresh off a 2011 run for state Senate that nobody expected her to win against Republican Becky Duncan Massey (she mostly ran because no other Democrat volunteered to take the bayonet in the breadbasket), took the House seat with a strong election-day showing in the North Knoxville wards, where demographics skew older and more sympathetic to the labor, education and civil-rights issues that are her strengths. This year, two Republicans will go at it in the primary – the heavily selffinanced Jason Emert, a Farragut High School graduate and former Blount County resident who moved to Sequoyah Hills a year ago and has a recently acquired law degree from the University of Miami and a penchant for

shooting himself in the foot, and Eddie Smith, an arranger of church music and Inskip resident who grew up in Alice Bell and is married to former Miss Tennessee Lanna Keck and has ties to Bill Dunn (who is now a committee chair and wields power commensurate to that which Tindell enjoyed when his party ruled Capitol Hill). It will be ugly. Smith will be heavily outspent by Emert but should win the primary. And the November battle with Johnson, who will have the support of a legion of ticked-off teachers, will be epic. Note: A photo accompanying last week’s column about a campaign reception for Chancellor Daryl Fansler identified his colleague, Chancellor Mike Moyers, as a Fansler “supporter.” Moyers says he was merely in attendance at the reception and the Fansler sticker he was wearing was a nametag.

Bigfoot and Yeti and mayors, oh my! Satire alert! Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s embrace of the legendary Bigfoot has sparked a rivalry with his city counterpart, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero.

County Building yesterday,” Rogero said, “but it was just Burchett’s communications guy, Michael Grider.” Rogero later apologized for bashing Grider with the Louisville Slugger she uses for the annual City-County softball game. Not to be outdone, BurLarry chett has been trolling Van countywide for Bigfoot with Guilder his Nikon camera. “Thought I had the rascal cornered last Thursday evening outside Wright’s “I proclaim June 2 Yeti Cafeteria,” Burchett said. Day in Knoxville,” Rogero “I want to say publicly how recently announced. “We sorry I am for smashing don’t need no stinkin’ Big- Michael Grider in the head foot in our fair city.” with my tripod. Get well “That’s a danged politi- soon, Big Sexy!” cal maneuver,” Burchett reInterest in the Bigfootsponded, “trying to distract Yeti rivalry has spread becity folks from the tax in- yond the mayors’ offices. crease. Besides, everybody “I smell opportunity,” knows Bigfoot would make said Knox County Commisspaghetti of the Yeti.” sioner Amy Broyles. “TourRogero disagrees, and ist dollars could make up for says she is personally lead- the property-tax increase ing the hunt for the Yeti in we didn’t get – again.” downtown Knoxville. Broyles says she will bring “I thought I spotted it on resolutions before County the sixth floor of the City Commission and City Coun-

cil proposing the purchase of specially equipped patrol cars to be manned 24/7 by sheriff’s deputies and city police officers. “I’m volunteering to ride shotgun,” Broyles said. “And when the Safety Center is completed we’ll have the perfect place to house and display the critters.” Other commissioners expressed support for Broyles’ idea. Richard Briggs, who will claim the local record for most honorifics if elected to the state Senate this fall, sees merit in the proposal. “Can I fit Commissioner Colonel Senator-elect Dr. Richard Briggs on a standard business card? Is that the question? Snaring Bigfoot or the Yeti will be a snap, by comparison,” Briggs said. Commissioner Jeff Ownby has also signed on to the Broyles initiative. “I’m very interested, I guess you’d say bi-curious, about both those big fellows,” Ownby said. In Nashville, even Gov.

Bill Haslam is taking notes. “If the electric chair is cruel and inhuman, how about a date with old Bigfoot for condemned prisoners?” Haslam mused. “Put ’em in a steel cage, let ’em rassle, invite the public, closed-circuit television, the works!” the governor crowed before being nudged away by several aides. Out west, Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill took little note of the Burchett-Rogero contretemps. “We have very strict codes in Farragut,” McGill said. “Hairy monsters have no place in this town unless they play for the high school football team or guard our liquor taxes.” Should Bigfoot or the Yeti slip into Farragut, he added, they would be “cited on sight.” UPDATE: After his release from the hospital, Michael Grider was cited by a Farragut codes-enforcement official who subsequently apologized for the mistake in identity.

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Talent or experience? Take your pick We shall soon see the difference in football talent and experience. Beginning on the last Sunday in August and continuing for three months, Tennessee will present a case study for the comparison of superior athletic ability and jungle warfare survival. Butch Jones has assembled a bright, young cast of highly regarded prospects. Alas, the foundation of his brick-by-brick building program is thin. There just aren’t many Volunteers who have enjoyed learning experiences against Southeastern Conference foes. That’s double trouble. There haven’t been many winning games to enjoy, and there are too few seniors.

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Back when freshmen were not allowed to play because of perceived immaturity and sophomores were considered generally inadequate, the late, great Robert R. Neyland said college teams could expect to lose one game for each underclassman in the starting lineup. Thankfully that philosophy is no longer applicable. There aren’t enough games. Now is an OK time to guess which Tennessee

freshmen might be in the opening lineup against Utah State. Offensive tackle Coleman Thomas, tight end Ethen Wolf and corner Emmanuel Moseley are best bets. Wide receiver Josh Malone appears ready enough. Tailback Jalen Hurd is not far behind. At least two incoming missiles will try to take a safety spot. A rookie could become a starting linebacker. I suppose it is possible that a freshman could be a defensive tackle. Another rookie might emerge as kicker. Sophomores? They are everywhere. Neyland would shudder. In trying to compare the values of talent and experience, consider this: Coaches can intensify practice to a

level that is somewhat similar to “experience.� There is no way to fake talent. You are or are not athletic. You can or can’t run fast. Reaction time is excellent or less. You can jump or you can’t. OK, that doesn’t matter as much if you are a big, strong lineman. Talent can be enhanced with improved technique, but it is really hard to teach speed. Coach Jones knew what he was getting into when he took the Tennessee job. As soon as he analyzed the roster, he saw that his second season would likely be more challenging than his first. He inherited experienced linemen on both sides of the ball, but they would soon be gone. He couldn’t be sure that Tiny would go

but he did. I remember when the coach said: “I knew right away that we were in trouble in Year 2 in terms of depth and experience. We had to make a commitment in recruiting.� Did they ever! Butch and his people recruited one of the finest classes in the country. As is almost always the case, most new Vols are very young. The truth is that Jones still doesn’t know what his defense will look like until the summer freshmen are integrated into the program. There is powerful incoming potential among linebackers and defensive backs, but it is too early to forecast what Derek Barnett, Dewayne Hendrix,

Charles Mosley and Michael Sawyers can do. There is evolution to come. Jones says there is no way around playing some rookies in the defensive front. “That’s just where we are. And, as we know, this is an unforgiving league when it comes to the line of scrimmage.� Coaching tip based on many years of observation: If you really must make a choice, take talent over experience. There will be mistakes. There will also be more big plays. NFL scouts prove that point each spring. They sometimes recommend basketball players. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

A busy June: Nesting Around these parts, the month of June is about the busiest time of the year, at least in the bird world. All those nice calm birds that spent the winter munching seeds at our feeders have had a big dose of hormones kick in. They’ve been joined by dozens of migrant species like hummingbirds, house wrens, swallows and vireos, jostling for both groceries and housing opportunities.

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The neighborhood is full of drama, with such familiar characters as supermoms, absentee dads and overworked parents trying to cope with fussy, demanding kids. Of course, we’re not talking reality shows here, we’re into actual life in the June bird world. The name of the game is nesting. The object of the game is to produce as many new baby birds in as short a time as possible. Nesting includes building a place, laying some eggs, sitting on them till they hatch (the process called incubation by the biologists) and then feeding those hatchlings from dawn to dark till they go from helpless little blobs to independent, flying creatures. This all takes place in a late-May-to-June frenzy of activity covering two or three weeks and is often followed up with a second round of the same stuff, producing a second, and sometimes, here in the South, a third brood. At our house we are presently hosting (or putting up with) nests of Carolina wrens (back porch – they tried hard for the garage), cardinals (crepe myrtle bush just outside my desk window; momma bird gives me a scolding every time I sit at my desk) and phoebes (on a shelf I built for them last year, under my shedroof overhang). And then the bluebirds and the house wrens are in constant disputes over who gets which nest box this year. The blue jays, instead of being loud and raucous, are skulking around the yard, quietly gathering food, a sure sign of a nest with babies, and the blue-gray gnatcatchers are just finishing up their first brood and are starting on their second. Bird nests come in a vast

array of shapes and sizes. They range from the tiny hummingbird nest woven from cobwebs and lichens, to the massive hundredpound-plus pile of sticks constructed by our bald eagles. The artistry ranges from the carefully woven baskets of the orioles and vireos, to the precise, mudlined cups of the robins, to the half-dozen twigs thrown together by the mourning doves. The killdeers don’t even bother – they just plunk their eggs down on a driveway or in a parking lot somewhere and call it a nest. After the nests are built and eggs laid, then comes the easy part – incubation. The average length of time to hatching for our smaller songbirds is about 11 days. Ah, but then – feeding. Bird parents face one common sight all day long every day – a nest full of big, wide-open, hungry mouths. Baby birds must have protein to develo p properly, and even species that usually eat seeds feed their growing youngsters protein. This means caterpillars, worms, spiders, insects. As many as they can find, constantly foraging, day after day. People have watched and counted the feeding trips parents make to their nests, and some number in the hundreds per day. This is interesting and fun to watch, but think also of the millions of grubs eating your lawn, and caterpillars eating your garden and trees, and gnats and mosquitoes tormenting you, that are gathered each spring and fed to growing birds, that would otherwise be eating us people out of house and home! There is no way we could ever keep up. Just like in the average American neighborhood, the arrangements for rearing a family vary from one household to another, only with the birds it’s determined by the species. For example, our good old American robins mostly cooperate in the enterprise, with the male bird helping the female build her nest, then keeping a watchful eye on things while she incubates the eggs for 12 to 14 days. The dad then joins the mom in the monumental task of stuffing hundreds of worms and caterpillars into the ever-open hungry mouths till the babies are off the nest and on their way. The opposite end of that spectrum is the hummingbird family. The male rubythroated hummingbirds se-

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lect a territory each spring that offers good nesting sites and an adequate food supply. A female comes along and chooses a male based upon the quality of territory he oversees. They mate, and then that’s it for the father. Away he goes, and the female then builds the nest, lays the eggs and sits on them, with brief breaks for a bite to eat. When they hatch, super-mom finds all the food and feeds the two babies by herself. What’s really amazing is that she will often mate and start a second nest by herself, while finishing up with the first one! Certainly something for the neighbors to watch and talk about over the back fence. But all this June activity is not just programmed into the birds for our entertainment. Mother Nature has worked things out so that on average, over the years, we will end up with about the same total number of birds each season. And it’s not easy being a baby bird. Weather such as cold snaps and storms, disease and predators, especially outdoor house cats, wipe out millions each year. Many first-year birds fail to make it back to their nesting grounds on that first migration. And so to replace all those losses, plus losing parent birds annually as well, there has to be a goodsized batch of replacement birds each year. It’s a huge job, and it takes a lot of trips to the nest with your mouth full of worms. But it seems to be a system that’s worked out well through the eons. Just be glad that kids don’t grow that fast. Imagine what jeans and sneakers would cost.


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A principal’s perspective By Nathan Stevens, GCA High School principal

Anticipation As I was asked to reect on my rst year at Grace Christian Academy, this is the word that most clearly represents what attracted me to this opportunity and what still inspires me on a daily basis. Stevens In all honesty, this is a word that would have described my perspective in my previous experience at an independent school in South Carolina. We were constantly challenging our current models and working towards consistent improvement. We were anticipating that our purposeful efforts were going to impact our students as they prepared for their futures. What makes the anticipation that I feel as the high school principal at Grace Christian Academy different from my leadership in South Carolina? Why does the

anticipation that I feel have a palpable intensity that was not present in my previous experience? Grace Christian Academy is pursuing excellence in partnership with families who recognize that learning is founded on truth. This allows us to work diligently and wait with anticipation as God works through us for his purpose.

Excellence Many of you may be reading this and have begun to question how this anticipation based on faith is any different than what other organizations experience. I can only speak from my personal involvement and say that Grace has been blessed with educators who are willing to challenge our current models for the betterment of the students. As a relatively young school, we have grown consistently since the school was founded in 1997. Just this year we graduated our 10th and largest senior class of 90 students. What I have found in the last year is a group of people who are thankful for the blessings that God has given us but are not satised with the

status quo. It is this pursuit of excellence that has served as a tangible reinforcement of the anticipation that I felt as I transitioned into this community one year ago.

have lost loved ones. To see the people of GCA rise up around those who are hurting has been the clearest representation of community that I could have ever experienced.



While the commitment to pursue excellence has been a foundational component of my anticipation, the depth of community has surpassed any of the expectations that I had prior to my arrival on the campus of GCA. Fine arts performances, school-wide worship experiences, and athletic events are all more traditional community-building opportunities. What sets GCA apart is that this sense of community can be seen clearly through the daily interactions on campus. This community is founded on teachers who have a genuine love for their students and are responding to a call on their life. The most concrete example of how the Grace community models rich relationships is through loss. This has been a challenging year for many members of our school as they

The pursuit of excellence and sense of community is bolstered through working in partnership. As a K-12 school we have a unique opportunity to partner together as educators to build a synchronized program which supports students in their development educationally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. My previous experience was a school that had a K-12 structure; it too worked for a synchronized program that supported student development. The distinction that is present in the Grace Christian Academy experience is the recognition that in order to reach the whole child, we must partner with parents in the spiritual development of their child. Our partnership with parents is a foundational aspect of the experience at Grace

Christian Academy. We desire to continue to strengthen this partnership throughout the coming years, and we anticipate that God will bless these efforts as we come alongside families, raising the next generation of servant leaders.

Anticipation Many times what we anticipate never comes to fruition. We project how an upcoming opportunity will serve as a panacea in comparison to the challenges we have faced in the past. Although Grace Christian Academy is far from perfect, the anticipation with which I started the year has only been strengthened as I reect on my rst year of ministry here. This anticipation is not because we have created the perfect program of excellence. It is not based solely on the sense of community and partnership with families. This anticipation is founded on the people that God has brought to Grace Christian Academy and how he is going to use us to lead, build, and equip students for their future.

Spring sports a success Jenkins placed fourth, fth, By Danielle Taylor or At Grace Christian Academy and sixth respectively. The swimming relay team of senior we strive to produce athletes who rst and foremost have an Aaron Prieto, junior Jordan Keelty, and freshmen Jack active and growing relationO’Connor and Sean O’Connor, ship with Jesus Christ, and who can perform at the highest qualied for the State Meet in level within the sport in which both the medley relay and 200yard freestyle relay. O’Connor they participate. This year qualied individually for the was no exception as we had National Meet in the 50-yard six Spring sports represented freestyle. at a State Tournament or In addition to their success State Championship, with one individual champion and three as Rams, four GCA athletes signed scholarships to play state runners-up! sports at the collegiate level GCA sophomore Rhett Elwood earned GCA’s rst State (two in baseball, one in wresChampionship this year for boys tling and one in swimming). discus. Our baseball and softball We wish them and all seniors the best of luck in their future teams both earned the Class A endeavors and good luck to our State Runners-Up titles after returning students as they try winning both the Region 2A to build on this year’s success! and District 3A Championship games. In girls doubles tennis, junior Lexie Hill and freshman Shelby Rogers ended the season with a 19-1 record, Class A-AA State Runners-Up, and Region 2A-AA and District 3A Champions. Five Rams wrestlers qualied for State: seniors Todd Hargis, Dalton Jenkins, Michael Johnson, Austin Saporito, and junior Girls doubles tennis team Lexie Hill and David Comfort; Hargis, Johnson, and Shelby Rogers (center) stand with coaches Alysia Haluska and Tracy Rodgers

Boys Discus State Champion Rhett Elwood, a GCA sophomore

The 2014 Grace Christian Academy baseball team

The 2014 Grace Christian Academy softball team


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The desert in bloom The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God. (Isaiah 35: 1-2 NRSV)

Choir Director Tina Hutchison, second from left, performs with Heather, Cleva and Sheena of the Tennessee Prison for Women Choir at the Take One prayer breakfast, held last week at Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Photo by Wendy Smith

Take One helps inmates sing a new song By Wendy Smith Nichole, a member of the Tennessee Prison for Women Choir, performed a solo at the Take One Prayer Breakfast held last week at Central Baptist Church of Bearden. “I just can’t give up now, I’ve come too far from where I started. Nobody told me the road would be easy, and I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me,” she sang. As the first inmate to receive support through Take One, a new program that matches newly-released inmates with faith-based organizations and nonprofits, Nichole will have help building a new life when she leaves prison next year. Approximately 5,000 people volunteer in the state’s prisons, and most of those are affiliated with religious organizations, said Derrick Schofield, Tennessee Department of Correc-

tions commissioner. But prisoners who receive support while in prison often feel alone when they leave. Members of several local congregations were in attendance, and he asked them to encourage their churches to commit to mentoring one recently-released prisoner for a year. “Don’t let them walk out that door, then come back and say, ‘I couldn’t find nobody,’ Just take one,” he said. Take One was conceived by Tennessee Rep. Johnny Shaw, who is also a pastor. It was an answer to God’s prompting him to be a difference-maker rather than a politician. “I want to emphasize that this is not a state program,” he said. “It’s about the church, about doing what God put us here to do.” Former inmate Derek Seneker told his story to illustrate the importance

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS ■ Bearden UMC, 4407 Sutherland Ave., will host Gotta Move! VBS July 21-24, with ages 3-5 meeting 6-8 p.m., and kindergarten through 5th grade meeting 6-8:30 p.m. Register online at www. ■ 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: ■ Farragut Presbyterian and Faith Lutheran present Workshop of Wonders, 9 a.m.noon, June 2-6, for ages 3-12. Youth may volunteer. Info or to register: Katrina Sharp, 742-2292, or www.2014. ■ 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

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of mentoring prisoners. Throughout his childhood, he suffered abuse and neglect. The first time he got high was with his mom. He was arrested in Hawkins County in 2010 for manufacturing methamphetamines. Up to that point, he’d been bad at everything − a bad son, brother, husband and father, he said. Through faith-based mentoring he received as an inmate, Seneker turned his life around. When he was released from prison, he attended Focus Christian Academy, a Focus Group Ministries program that teaches life skills while developing a spiritual foundation. “It’s the first time I ever finished anything in my whole life,” he said. Now, Seneker leads Celebrate Recovery classes at Morgan County Correctional Complex. His men-

tors served as millstones, he says, so that he could become bread for others. “I stand here before you guys bread − nourishment for someone else.” Deborah Thomas, director of religious and volunteer services with the Tennessee Department of Corrections, said an overwhelming number of inmates have asked to participate in Take One. Tennessee is leading the way with this initiative, and she thinks other states will follow. An army of resources is available to organizations that take on the task of mentoring a recently-released inmate, including the Tennessee Reentry Collaborative (TREC), which has an office in Knoxville. “You’re not going to be in this alone.” For more information and an online application:

Ordination Mass for four priests In a first for the Diocese of Knoxville, Bishop Richard F. Stika ordained four priests during an ordination Mass on May 31 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The four men have diverse backgrounds: ■ Colin Blatchford, 30, was born in Bloomington, Ind., and grew up in Chattanooga. He graduated from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, Mo.; ■ Tony Budnick, 42, is originally from Grand Rapids, Mich., and moved to East Tennessee in 1997. He worked as a sports producer for a television station before enrolling in the seminary. He graduated

from Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wis.; ■ Julian Cardona, 33, is originally from Pereira, Colombia. He now lives in Knoxville and graduated from St. Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Ind.; ■ Adam Kane, 31, is originally from Lynchburg, Tenn. He converted to Catholicism as a young adult and is a graduate of St. Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology. Now more than 80 priests in the diocese are serving at 47 parishes, four missions, 10 schools and three university campuses throughout East Tennessee.

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During our explorations of the Southwest, my husband, Lewis, and I had the opportunity to visit Carlsbad Caverns. The caverns were vast and beautiful, old and mysterious, dark and foreboding. The small pools of reflecting water amid the swirling rock were like gems set in a great diadem. My astonishment was almost overpowering; as I rounded the next curve in the path, I wondered if I would be able to comprehend more majesty, more beauty, more wonder. When we emerged from the darkness of the caverns, the sunlight was warm and welcome. As we drove down the highway (the entrance to the caverns is high on a mountain), we paid closer attention to our surroundings. The mountains were rocky and rugged, barren of trees. I was reminded of the mountains in Israel, particularly those on the road that leads from Jerusalem down to Jericho – the forlorn setting of the Parable of the Good Samaritan. There were more caves among the hills, but it was the vegetation that surprised me. New Mexico is desert after all, I reminded myself. There were varieties of cactus – not the upraised arms of the Saguaro cactus, but the broad, low-to-theground, paddle-shaped, flat-leafed types. Do cacti have leaves??? They certainly do have spikes: fierce, needle-like, defensive weapons that clearly say, “Hands off, Buster!” They were everywhere, reminiscent of so many settings of Western movies. And they were blooming! Large yellow blossoms everywhere! Multiple blooms on each cactus! It was incongruous and as “mules in horses’ har-

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ness,” to quote Scarlett’s Mammy. But it also was a lesson in the abundant goodness of God. Robinson Jeffers wrote a poem titled “The Excesses of God,” in which he posed the following question: “Is it not by his high superfluousness we know our God? For to be equal a need Is natural, animal, mineral: But to fling Rainbows over the rain And beauty above the moon, And secret rainbows On the domes of deep sea-shells...?” God created a universe that is wild with wonder, and our little planet Earth is teeming with its own amazing miracles. We need to explore our world and discover what God is up to. We need to open our eyes and really see the world. Discovery doesn’t necessarily mean distant places either. Open your eyes on your drive to work. Pay attention to sunrises and sunsets. Notice the flowers. Look – really look – at the greenness of the grass. Stand at a window and look into the distance. How far can you see? Is there a mountain within sight? Go outside tonight and look up at the stars, the planets, the moon. “Lift up your eyes,” as the psalmist says. And if your life feels desert-like just now, remember: The desert will bloom.

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A-8 • JUNE 2, 2014 • BEARDEN Shopper news parking lot when I arrived for bus duty,” said teacher John Martin. “I saw the messages and drove back and forth to read them, and then I walked by each of them to look again,” he said. Martin quickly took a picture and posted it on his Facebook page. Friends of his from around the world commented that they’d never seen anything like it. “I never would have expected this type of thing,” said Martin. “We turned a ‘prank’ into a good thing,” said Darby. “Kids our age should take advantage of opportunities they’re given to do something great.” ■

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Locally acclaimed theWest Valley Middle School teachers John Martin and Amy ater group The WordPlayCrawford ers will teach acting to kids this summer at Pellissippi State Community College in Hardin Valley. CreACTivity for ages 8-10 will be held 1-4 p.m. Addie’s mom, WVMS The night before the last day of school, some 8th- teacher Amy Crawford, Monday through Friday, grade students from West suggested they do some- July 7-11. Cost is $115. Kids will play theaterValley Middle School gath- thing for the teachers. “Mrs. Crawford always related games and parered for a slumber party. The discussion eventually tells us to do our best, and ticipate in acting exercises turned toward leaving a we wanted to do something before performing a showlasting impression on the for someone else,” said case at the end of the week. Kids 11-13 can parschool they were leaving Darby. About 10:30 p.m., the ticipate in ImaginACbehind. girls made a couple of Tion 1-4:30 p.m. Monday phone calls and gathered through Friday, July 14-18. Participants will be enother friends before headcouraged to focus on their ing to the grocery store to imagination and technique pick up packs of chalk. Sara Addie’s dad drove the to create characters for the Barrett girls to the school where stage. ImaginACTion will also they wrote encouraging messages with chalk with- culminate in a showcase by its students. Cost is $125. in each parking space. Registration may be Ashtyn Glover, Darby Messages included “You Bauman and Addie Craw- are loved” and “Thank you” done at ford wanted to do some- and “You are a good teach- bcs, 539-7167 or in person at Pellissippi State Comthing in a positive light, er.” not a typical upperclassThe next morning as munity College, 10915 man prank often associ- teachers arrived at the Hardin Valley Road in ated with the end of school. school, emails started cir- Room 108 of the Alexander “As 8th-graders, we have culating to give others a Building. Info: www.wordplayers. more of an opportunity to heads-up about notes left org or 539-7167. step up and set a good ex- for each of them to see. ample,” said Ashtyn. “Only one car was in the

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Planet Beach owner builds new career By Bonny C. Millard

Nina Morgan, a professional athlete and mentalhealth counselor, combined her interests in improving physical health and emotional well-being when she opened a Farragut franchise of Planet Beach in January. Planet Beach is an automated spa. When Morgan, a former competitive bodybuilder, was researching the franchise with her husband, Justin, she realized this was an opportunity to help people feel better physically as well as provide a way to reduce stress and improve their overall outlook. Morgan, who has a master’s degree in mental-health counseling, worked at Cornerstone of Recovery for eight years. Planet Beach offers a number of automated services to help people unwind from their busy and stressful lives. Morgan said her spa offers benefits in the areas of pain management, insomnia, skin conditions, joint problems and weight loss. The original Planet Beach started out as a tanning salon about 20 years ago but changed to the spa concept in 2010. The newer franchises, such as Morgan’s salon, do not use ultraviolet lights, and the older ones are phasing them out, she said. Morgan will open a second area location on Bearden Hill next to Bonefish Grill in July. Manager Kimberly Trezise explained that the spa is divided into a number of stations, allowing members

Michelle Tuck works the controls while Amber Khaddouma enjoys the massage in the Planet Beach DreamWave chair.

Planet Beach owner Nina Morgan opened her spa franchise in Farragut in January and plans another for Bearden in July. Photos by Bonny Millard

to achieve different results. Most of the rooms are for individual use, but some, like the “relax room” with its automated massage equip-

ment, can accommodate more than one person. The DreamWave Massage Chair, which adapts to the user’s size, massages not

only the back, but also the arms, neck, calves and feet. During the massage, members can also breathe in pure oxygen and do guided medi-

tations. Other services include the Slim Capsule, a sauna, a hydration station, pbGlow sunless tan, red-light therapy and LED teeth whitening. Trezise said red light can help repair skin damage including scar reduction and acne as well as tightening up skin. The spa offers both facial and full-body red-light therapy, which is popular because of the benefits for the skin, she said. Most treatments in the spa last 15 or 30 minutes. Members have unlimited visits to the spa through a monthly membership fee. Several different membership plans are offered including for one site only or access to all Planet Beach spas. Clients fill out a short

personal profile and state their goals. Trained employees work closely to assist them in reaching those goals, Trezise said. “They definitely get that personal one-on-one,” she said. Morgan said clients who have health issues should consult their doctors. Information about lifestyle changes that can enhance the spa’s treatments is available to members, but it is up to the individual to decide how to proceed, she said. Morgan, who competed as a bodybuilder for four years, has created a cleaneating food list that includes foods that are unprocessed. Info: www.planetbeach. com.

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Anesthesia team watched every heartbeat, every breath They’re the doctors you never met, the nurses you didn’t see. They’re the ones who lulled you to sleep without ever singing a lullaby, the ones who enabled you to gently awaken right on time. They are Parkwest Medical Center’s anesthesia team, an elite group of 10 anesthesiologists and 45 anesthetists who, like an army of guardian angels, watch over you as you sleep peacefully through anything from an appendectomy to neurosurgery. You may think you’ve never met them. More likely, however, the anesthesia just wiped them from your memory. “We say that it’s a good thing if your patient doesn’t remember you, because that means everything went well,” says Dr. Jeff Fuqua, an affable Tennessee native who chairs the hospital’s anesthesiology department. Not so in labor and delivery, however. There, Fuqua says, the mothers are more concerned about the epidural than childbirth. But when they discover the IV was the most painful part of it, they are quick to recall the kind doctor or nurse who eased their labor pain. “Now, those women,” he says with a laugh, “are grateful!” Last year, Parkwest anesthesiologists and anesthetists worked 14,200 cases, including about 500 heart surgeries and countless general; orthopedic; neuro; and ear, nose and throat surgeries. When it’s time for your colonoscopy, they’re there. When you need a breathing tube, they’re there. When you’re unconscious and lying on the operating table, they’re seated inches away behind the drape above your head as they keep close watch over your heart rate, breathing, blood pressure and other critical functions. “The whole time they (patients) are asleep we are monitoring, monitoring,” says Dr. Mitch Dickson, who has also served as Parkwest’s chief of staff and is a member of Covenant Health’s Board of Directors. “Monitoring their oxygen level, their EKG, their blood pressure, the gasses they are breathing in and out. We measure brain waves to determine the depth of anesthe-

Parkwest’s anesthesia dream team, Dr. Mitch Dickson and Dr. Jeff Fuqua. sia. We’re doing all those things while the surgeon is working. “Keep in mind, too, that the surgeon has more patients waiting,” Dickson adds. “So we need to do an anesthetic in a way that will wake patients up in a timely fashion. Obviously, if it takes three hours for them to wake up, the surgeon is not going to do another case in that operating room.” It’s a challenging task that requires much training and skill. Even so, it is one of those medical procedures often taken for granted. “It’s fun to watch surgery, but if you came back and watched me do anesthesia, you would be bored stiff,” says Fuqua. “Watching anesthesia is just boring! But when you are the one who’s got to get that tube in, the one who’s got to keep that patient alive but still and unconscious, it’s a totally different thing.” Yet, the critical role anesthesia professionals play in healthcare is seldom seen or understood by the patients they serve.

“Every patient thoroughly researches the surgeon when they need surgery, but no one looks into who is sedating them,” said Rick Lassiter, Parkwest’s chief administrative officer. “These are very skilled but often overlooked medical professionals who deserve recognition for the complex work they do.” It is the anesthesiologist who “holds the trump card” before surgery begins. Having formulated an anesthesia plan in advance of the surgery based on height, weight, age and a host of other factors, the anesthesiologist is well-versed in the patient’s medical history although he or she may have never met the patient. “We are the patient’s last medical clearance before proceeding with surgery,” says Dickson. “If we see any concern about their medical history – or if they’re having chest pain the surgeon didn’t know about – we’re the ones who would prevent them from going ahead with the surgery.”

From ‘takeoff to landing,’ anesthesia gets you there safely Dr. Jeff Fuqua says the work of the anesthesiologist is much like that of a pilot for an airline. “If you think about it, there are a lot of similarities between anesthesia and airline flying,” says Fuqua, an anesthesiologist at Parkwest Medical Center. “You get on a plane and give control to that pilot, trusting that he’s going to take that plane up safely and get you to where you are going. We’re kind of the same way – we have the takeoff, we have the landing. You are putting your life in my hands and I take that seriously. That’s important to you, your kids, your family. Every patient is a person with loved ones who want to see them come back safely.” Yet, just as there are passengers with a fear of flying, there are also patients with a fear of anesthesia. “Most people don’t realize how safe anesthesia is now. Years ago, the American Society of Anesthesiologists launched some safety initiatives that have really helped, and our safety data have been tremendous over the years,” says Dr. Mitch Dickson, Parkwest anesthesiologist. “Now, anesthesia is one of the safer medical procedures you can have.” Fuqua concurs that the ASA’s initiatives have “taken safety to a whole new level.” Furthermore, he says, technological inno-

vations in monitoring equipment such as the capnograph which measures the CO2 a patient exhales, the pulse oximeter which measures oxygen levels and pulse, and the introduction of the sleep drug propofol have “revolutionized” anesthesia safety. “When I was in residency in the early 1990s, the chance of a major catastrophic event was 1 in 10,000. Those are pretty good numbers,” Fuqua says. “Recent numbers say it’s 1 in 250,000. That’s how much safer it’s gotten in 20-25 years. When I think about people in the 1970s doing anesthesia without having those monitors I have now, it scares me to death. Of course at that time, you didn’t have them and you did the best you could do with what you had.”

Patients are encouraged to talk with the anesthesiologist or anesthetist about any concerns. “Tell them if you’ve had any problems with nausea or vomiting in the past, tell them if you have had any complications with your previous anesthetic history or if any member of your family has had any significant problem with anesthesia,” advises Dickson. “Everybody has different anesthetic tolerances – some have lower tolerances and some have higher tolerances. All those things are important to know.” “I think it’s good to know who is providing your care,” adds Fuqua. “Is this person a physician or a CRNA? It’s good to know what kind of relationship is there. But mostly, a person should talk about any concerns they have. “What I think patients really need to know is: What’s going to be done to me? Are you doing regional anesthesia or general? Then, is there anything you are particularly worried about? For instance, if I’m a smoker and have COPD, I’m going to be worried about that as an anesthesiologist. So it’s good to know what your concerns are going in. You want to know the type of anesthesia and then have trust that they are going to do fine.”

The “art and science” of anesthesia, as Fuqua calls it, is more than “putting a person to sleep.” “We’re responsible for taking care of patients in the recovery room; we do epidurals for labor and delivery. Any time there is a difficult intubation or a procedure where somebody needs an airway on the floor – typically in the intensive care unit – we’re called,” says Dickson. “We’re called for sedation in the GI Lab. We do sedation in the emergency room. We have different roles all over the hospital.” “Anywhere that needs deep sedation or general anesthesia, we’re involved,” Fuqua says. With more than 14,000 cases a year, it isn’t surprising that a culture of teamwork has prevailed between anesthesiologists and anesthetists at Parkwest. “They’re critical. They allow us to cover all the surgeries here that need to be done. They’re our ‘extenders,’ ” says Fuqua, noting that the anesthetists, who are advanced practice nurses most often referred to as CRNAs (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist), actually handle “98 to 99 percent” of the cases while working under the supervision of the anesthesiologists (or MDAs – Medical Doctor-Anesthesia). “We work together,” says Dickson. “We function as a team, and they enable us to do our job better and more efficiently because of their expertise.” Fuqua said he feels “fortunate” to have such a competent group of anesthetists. “I know I can trust them on a routine case,” he says. “I know they’ll be diligent about it, and that they’ll call me if they need to. In anesthesia, that is a key.” It’s the kind of confidence that helps everyone sleep well. “In anesthesia, you don’t get a pat on the back every day from your patients saying, ‘you did a great job,’ ” says Fuqua. “They are asleep so they don’t know. So when you leave at the end of the day, you have to know you did a good job. You know if you’ve done well. That’s your gratification.”

Parkwest earns top marks from the following esteemed hospital review organizations ✓

Healthgrades 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, for providing outstanding performance in the delivery of positive experiences for patients during their hospital stay, according to Healthgrades, a national online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

“A” grade in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, whose annual survey is the most robust national measure set comparing hospital safety, quality and efficiency in the clinical areas consumers and healthcare purchasers value.

“National Excellence in Healthcare” awards from Professional Research Consultants Inc. (PRC). Parkwest’s Outpatient Surgery Services, Outpatient Services and Childbirth Center received the 5-Star Award for Overall Quality of Care, meaning these units scored in the top 10 percent of the PRC database. Our Emergency Services Department earned the 4-Star Award for Overall Quality of Care, scoring in the top 25 percent of the PRC database.

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B-2 • JUNE 2, 2014 • Shopper news What are you guilty of?

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Eating waaaaay too much sugar. If I buy popsicles, the entire box will be gone by the time I get home.

What is your favorite material possession?

My home. The past seven years have been filled with the blood, sweat and tears it takes to restore an old home. It may still not be a perfect house, but it’s been the perfect home.

What are you reading currently?

Since I have three small children, I read endless amounts of children’s books. Every. Single. Night. “Llama Llama Red Pajama” is a current favorite …

What are the top three things on your bucket list?

1) Visit a quaint town on the New England coast. 2) Spend a weekend at an animal sanctuary bed and breakfast. 3) Finish restoring our home.

Sallie Namey

Sallie Namey grew up in a world of beauty and magic. She and her mother and two brothers lived with her grandmother, watercolor artist Sallie Middleton, in Asheville, N.C., for several years after her parents’ divorce. “Everything she did was magical,” says Namey. “Everything.” Middleton painted her dining room to look like a fruit orchard. “When I would come home from school, she would go into the dining room and ‘pick’ a piece of fruit off one of the trees, and magically it would appear in her hands, and that’s what I would eat for a snack. Or she would take me in the backyard to shake what she called fairy trees, and if we picked the right trees then candy would come pouring out of the trees. Of course, she was throwing it, but at the time we had no idea.” Namey says that didn’t inherit her grandmother’s artistic abilities. “I’m the only one in the family who can’t draw a stick figure,” she says. But she does appreciate beauty, in nature and in architecture. After graduating from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta with a double major in communications and business, she worked for a short time with a fashion designer in Los Angeles before coming back East to marry Tom Namey, whom she’d met in her first class in college. They left Atlanta and moved to Nashville, where she’d taken a job as a sales rep for a medical company, and spent three years renovating a 1970s rancher in Brentwood. After they had a daughter, Namey realized the travel demands of her job didn’t mesh with raising a family, so she quit her job, and the family moved to Knoxville, Tom’s hometown. They found a home in Sequoyah Hills built in 1931. “This fixer-upper was a totally different story because (when they started) the last fixer-upper we had no children, 1,700 square feet and double incomes. This home, we grew to three children with one income and a home twice the size and twice as old. It’s been a busy seven years.” From the beginning, she had no trouble making friends, meeting people at parks, the library and church. “I think it had a lot to do with having young children,” says Namey, whose kids are now 8, 5 and 3. She got involved with the Kingston Pike-Sequoyah Hills Association rather innocently. She went to the group’s annual meeting and heard a presentation on a restroom that the

What is one word others often use to describe you?

Determined. Once my mind is set on something, I will not give up, no matter how hard I have to work – to the point of it being ridiculous. The family joke is that after everyone is done, I take it one step further. My mom always says that when she sees my bottom lip poke out in a determined way, there’s no stopping me.

What is your passion?

I am passionate about doing what’s right. If people always did what they knew to be right, can you imagine how much more amazing this world would be?

With whom would you most like to have a long lunch?

city Parks and Recreation Department was going to put in nearby. The proposed cinder-block-and-plastic-roof design sounded like a bad fit for the historic area, so she phoned parks chief Joe Walsh the next day to see if the neighborhood group could substitute a more aesthetically appropriate structure, covering any difference in costs. Walsh said yes, an architect friend provided a design, and the restroom that was installed was cheaper and more ecofriendly than the original plan. “After that, the neighborhood association recruited me and asked if I would join since I seemed to have an interest,” says Namey, who is now the group’s president. Over the past five years, she has actively worked with the group on beautification and restoration projects. Her latest challenge has her trying to keep the safety and character of the neighborhood intact by fighting against a proposed condominium development at a dangerous curve on Kingston Pike. Sit back and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Sallie Namey.

What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie?

“Elsa, are you in there?” from “Frozen.” There is nothing cuter than watching my toddler walk around the house, knocking on doors and walls, asking, “Elsa, are you in there?”

GrandSallie (my mom’s mom). It’s very difficult to think that she’s been gone five years now, but I still can’t think about her without crying – I miss her so, so much. There aren’t words to say how proud I am to have come from GrandSallie – and as strong as the pain is in having to live life without her, it doesn’t touch the power of the love I felt in living life with her. I would give anything to be with her again.

I still can’t quite get the hang of …

Motherhood. How do other moms always seem to have a clean house, clean car, dinner on the table and their sanity?

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you?

1) Life’s not worth living without taking risks. 2) You deserve to be in a room as much as anyone else in the room … no matter where you are. 3) Think positively – the universe listens.

What is the worst job you have ever had?

The worst job I’ve ever had was as a child. My job was to make a salad every night to go with dinner. I still hate making salads.

What irritates you?

It really, really, really bothers me when people have their priorities in the wrong place. Superficiality also really irritates me. It can be your neighbor, club leader, bridge partner, boss, father, teacher – anyone you think would be interesting to Farragut Shopper-News readers. Email suggestions to Sherri Gardner Howell, Include contact info if you can.

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Knoxville Writers’ Guild meeting, 7 p.m., 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. Fizz! Boom! Read! Renaissance, 11 a.m., Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road. For ages 5-11. Info: 588-8813.

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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 www.

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 3 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. Caregiver Support Group meeting, 10 a.m.noon, Room E224 Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive. Guest speaker: Carolyn Pointer Neil, RN and president of Elder Advocates. Anyone who gives care to an elderly individual is welcome. Info: 675-2835. Knoxville Day Aglow Lighthouse outreach meeting, 9:30-11:30 a.m., New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6828 Central Ave. Pike. Speaker: Patty Johnson. Bring dish to share if possible. Beverages and child care provided. Info: Diane Shelby, 687-3687. Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv troop performance, 8 p.m., Scruffy City Hall on Market Square. Free admission.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4 Karns Volunteer Fire Department visit, 11 a.m., Karns Branch Library, 7516 Oak Ridge Highway. Info: 470-8663.


FRIDAY, JUNE 6 “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.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JUNE 6-7 ACO State Championships of Cornhole, Cool Sports Home of the Icearium, 110 South Watt Road. Open Courts for Cornhole play 5-11 p.m. Friday; Singles and Doubles State Championship Tournament 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 6-22 “Disney’s Aladdin” presented by Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Ave. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 1 and 5 p.m. Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Info/reservations: 208-3677 or www.

SATURDAY, JUNE 7 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.

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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. Hard Knox Roller Girls in roller derby doubleheader, 6 p.m., Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Ave. Brawlers vs Smoky Mountain Roller Girls; All Stars vs Vette City Rollergirls. Tickets: $12 at the door, $10 in advance. Tickets available at Coliseum box office, team members and team website. Info: www. Beginning Genealogy, 1 p.m., East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Preregistration required. Info/to register: 215-8809. Day with the Lions – Walk for Sight, sponsored by the East Tennessee (District 12N) Lions Clubs, 9 a.m., Karns Lions Club Community Pool, 6618 Beaver Ridge Road. Registration: $25 which includes 4 individual day passes for the pool. Activities: motorcycle run, car show, health fair, kids games and food vendors. All invited.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, JUNE 9-10 AARP Driver Safety class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tellico Village Property Owners Association, 145 Awohli Drive, Loudon. Info/to register: Carolyn Rambo, 5849964.

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. Summer Library Club presents magician Michael Messing, 1 p.m., Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Info: 470-7033. Computer Workshop: Introducing the Computer, 5:30 p.m., East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Preregistration required. Info/to register: 215-8700. Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv troop performance, 8 p.m., Scruffy City Hall on Market Square. Free admission.

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. Summer Library Club presents the Zoomobile, 2 p.m., Farragut Branch Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. Info: 777-1750. Sparky and Rhonda Rucker share stories and songs, 3 p.m., Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. Info: 215-8750.

THURSDAY, JUNE 12 Summer Library Club presents magician Michael Messing, 11 a.m., Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road. Info: 588-8813. Ronald McDonald: “Readers are Leaders,” 2 p.m., Karns Branch Library, 7516 Oak Ridge Highway. Info: 470-8663.

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Local hospital honored again for quality achievement award for stroke care For the second straight year, Fort Sanders Regional has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Get With The Guidelines-Stroke helps hospitals provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Fort Sanders Regional earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therapies aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients. “Fort Sanders Regional is dedicated to improving the quality of stroke care and The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke helps us achieve that goal,” said Fort Sanders Stroke Coordinator Nancy Noble. “With this award, our hospital demonstrates our commitment to ensure that our

Dr. Elizabeth Hull (emergency medicine), Dr. Keith Woodward (neurointerventional radiology), Nancy Noble (stroke coordinator) and Dr. Paul Peterson (neurosurgery) celebrate receipt of the AHA/ASA Gold Plus Award for Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Fort Sanders is a Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. patients receive care based on internation“We are pleased to recognize Fort Sandally-respected clinical guidelines.” ers Regional for their commitment and ded-

ication to stroke care,” said Deepak L. Bhatt, M.D., M.P.H., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines steering committee and Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. “Studies have shown that hospitals that consistently follow Get With The Guidelines quality improvement measures can reduce patients’ length of stays and 30-day readmission rates and reduce disparity gaps in care.” The guidelines also help in implementing prevention measures, which include educating stroke patients to manage their risk factors and to be aware of warning signs for stroke, and ensuring they take their medications properly. Fort Sanders Regional makes customized patient education materials available upon discharge, based on the patients’ individual risk profiles. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

Recognize the signs of a stroke FAST! The early symptoms of stroke are often overlooked or ignored. If you suspect that you or a loved one is having a stroke, think FAST:

F – FACE: Look at your face. Is one side sagging? A – ARMS: Hold out your arms. Is one arm lower than the other or harder to hold in place? S – SPEECH: Is your speech slurred or garbled? T – TIME: Time is critical when trying to minimize the effects of stroke.

Call 911 and get to a hospital as quickly as possible. And be sure your hospital is a stroke-ready, Comprehensive Stroke Center, like Fort Sanders Regional.

Quick thinking saves stroke victim’s life During a stroke, every second counts. Ellen Sullivan of Richland, Miss., knew time was important on March 13, when her husband, Bert Sullivan, suddenly had several symptoms of a stroke. He had one previously in 2001, so she knew it was crucial to get him to a hospital quickly. A stroke, often called a “brain attack,” is when a blood vessel in the brain becomes blocked or ruptures. The Sullivans were visiting with family in a Sevierville hotel. They were sitting down to breakfast when Bert’s speech became confused. “And then I saw his face start to droop. I knew he was having a stroke,” Ellen Sullivan said. “My sister-in-law went to call 911, and the ambulance arrived quickly, and of course they saw he was having a stroke, too,” she said. Emergency personnel took Sullivan to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Fort Sanders has stroke experts on call 24 hours a day and advanced technology and physicians who can remove blood clots or repair bleeds. “The young man who drove the ambulance was so good, we practically floated to the hospital,” said Ellen Sullivan. “They took care of Bert and me, and let me know what was going on.” About 87 percent of strokes are caused by blood clots. If a clot is diagnosed within the first three hours, it can be treated with a powerful clot-busting medication with tPA (tissue plasminogen activator). While many people do not seek treatment during the time window (for example,

if their stroke occurs during the night), Sullivan was fortunate that his stroke happened while he was awake and that his family called for help. Sullivan received tPA. He was also taken to Fort Sanders’ neuro-interventional suite. There, neuroradiologist Dr. Eric Nyberg and diagnostic radiologist Dr. Scott Wegryn removed the blot clot in a minimally invasive procedure called brain angioplasty. “This is a good example of an interdisciplinary team working to provide care,” said Dr. James Hora, a neurologist at Fort Sanders who also saw Sullivan. “The emergency room physician recognized the stroke. The interventional radiologist recorded the clot on the CT angiogram. We got called and confirmed the stroke and discussed the options with Mr. Sullivan and his family, and we made a decision all of us together. Off he went to the neuro-interventional suite, and he did very well,” said Hora. Ellen Sullivan said all her husband’s treatments were finished within two hours. “We were there at 9:10 a.m. and I’d say they were done with everything at 11 a.m.,” she said. “Dr. Nyberg came into the waiting room, and he was so good about letting us know what was going on. He talked on the phone with my son who is a nurse in Mississippi. I thought that was going above and beyond the call of duty.” Ellen Sullivan said she received a warm welcome at Fort Sanders. “The people there were so nice to me,”

Bert and Ellen Sullivan celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their grandchildren. The Mississippi residents found themselves at Fort Sanders Regional when visiting East Tennessee in March. Bert Sullivan received life-saving care after suffering a stroke and is now back home and undergoing therapy.

said Ellen Sullivan. “Bert got the best of care, and the two young ladies working the desk really took care of us. Even the man cleaning the floor offered us cookies from his church. He said they were made with love for all of us.” Bert Sullivan was able to go home to Mississippi in record time. “They thought it was going to be two weeks, then it was one week. Well we were out of there in four days!” said Ellen Sullivan. “I feel like Bert got the best care and they saved his life with their efficiency and

speed. They worked so well together.” Today, Sullivan is undergoing speech and physical therapy near his home and is making steady improvement from his stroke, Ellen Sullivan said. “We’re just praying for complete recovery. This was a very emotional, bad time,” she said. “But at Fort Sanders you felt the comfort that you do when you’re at home.” For more information on the stroke services available at Fort Sanders, please visit www. or call 673-FORT.


FORT SANDERS REGIONAL Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is the only facility in our region to hold a Comprehensive 6WURNH&HQWHUFHUWL¿FDWLRQIURP7KH-RLQW Commission, as well as multiple CARF* Accreditations for stroke rehabilitation. Comprehensive stroke care ~ from diagnosis to treatment to rehabiliation. That’s Regional Excellence! * Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

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