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When Ann Pierce was a child, hanging around the Bearden Antique Mall wasn’t her favorite thing to do. Her mother, Sada, opened the Homberg Place store in 1976, and Ann spent many after-school and Saturday hours there. Now, when her life feels chaotic, she finds peace there. “It’s like a second home,” she says.

See Coffee Break on page A-2

Miracle Maker The graduation rate has improved significantly at Gibbs High School. Principal Lynn Hill, former principal at Bearden High, shares the 11step plan the school staff used to make it happen.

See page A-9

Stories that heal Wendy Smith says some experts believe that world peace could begin with “Once upon a time…” Rosalind Hackett of UT’s Department of Religious Studies believes it. “The importance of telling stories has really been brought home to me,” she says.

See Wendy’s story on page A-3

Oh what might have been … During winter workouts, spring practice, summer exercises, all of August and earlier in the season, when it still mattered, Kentucky at Tennessee had all the earmarks of a great grudge game. Oh what joy that would have been, leftover turkey and smoked Wildcats. Score 50 or 75 and get even for the mess made last November in Lexington. Start a new streak. Cuff ’em around. Leave no doubt who is boss in this little border rivalry. Ouch. It hurts to consider what transpired.

See Marvin West on page A-6

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Bearden students get ready for By Wendy Smith Evan White bought a brand new SUV and a large home, but when he added up the cost of life’s other necessities, like insurance and groceries, he switched to a used car and a more modest home. After getting his budget under control, he went to lunch. White is one of a few hundred Bearden High School business and marketing students who got a taste for real-world finances by participating in “On My Own,” a program developed by UT Extension and presented by Kristina Howard, a marketing specialist with Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union. The day before the program, each student was assigned a job and a salary based on personality typing, and some were given families. During the program, students visited multiple stations where they paid for living expenses – like house and car payments, utilities and entertainment – with-

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financial responsibility that comes with children. For the exercise, no more than two children could share a bedroom, and day care was a necessity for two working parents. Giving assigned children up for adoption or selling them on the black market was not an option, she said. She also advised students not to spend more than one third of their salaries on rent or mortgage, and reminded them that expenses like internet and cellphones must be included in a monthly budget. Community volunteers assisted at each station, and explained options. Laura Ash and Bearden alumnus Carrie Hill of State Farm Carrie Hill of State Farm explains insurance options to Kristin Dehkordi, Veronica Allen, Claire helped students understand Napier, Tommy Lane and Elijah Helton. The Bearden High School business and marketing that the choices they made students learned about personal finance during “On My Own,” a program presented by the about cars and homes afKnoxville TVA Employees Credit Union. Photo by Wendy Smith fected insurance rates. Several expressed an interest in out spending more than their assigned dry forever. A handful of boys raised their life insurance, which was a salaries. hands. nice surprise, said Ash. Before they visited the stations, Howard “It’s always the boys who want to stay at asked the students how many would like home,” she said. to live at home and let mom do their launShe helped students think through the To page A-3

Cedar Bluff gets Medal of Honor flag By Theresa Edwards Cedar Bluff Middle School honored guest Colonel Bruce P. Crandall in a special ceremony, with the school bands playing patriotic music and the choir singing. Mayor Tim Burchett and Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre praised Crandall for his courage as a rescue helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War. Then Crandall honored the school for its commitment to the Congressional Medal of Honor Character Development program which teaches the values of good citizenship, courage and patriotism, integrated with their studies. He presented principal Christine Oehler with the first Congressional Medal of Honor flag in the nation. “It’s a wonderful privilege for me to be here to present this first flag to your school,” Crandall said. “I’m representing 80 of the living Medal of Honor recipients today. … We’re very interested in this character de-

The first Congressional Medal of Honor Society flag waves with the U.S. flag at Cedar Bluff Middle School. flag under the school’s U.S. flag. “Cedar Bluff Middle School is so honored to have the opportuVolunteer State Veterans Honor Guard Col. Grover Wilson and Staff Sgt. Brad nity to meet with Colonel Crandall. We are so honored to be the Heun present the Medal of Honor flag. Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com recipients of the first Congressional Medal of Honor flag and velopment program because it is our zen of our country.” legacy. We can leave nothing better Oehler brought the flag out- we appreciate all the opportuwith you young folks than the idea side where the Volunteer State nities it represents for our stuof sacrifice, courage and service that Veterans Honor Guard ceremo- dents and our community,” said make up the good character in a citi- niously presented and raised the Oehler.

‘Caring Hands’ quilters memorialize co-worker By Carolyn Andrews The “Anita Quilt,” a silent auction item in an East Tennessee company’s 2012 United Way campaign, is much more than a beautiful bedspread. Made and donated by “Caring Hands,” a group of six quilters who work at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, its story runs deep and wide. It could be considered a patchwork of acts of kindness – some giving back, some paying forward and some simply random. A common thread in the story is former B&W Y-12 human resources employee Anita Stensaker, who died in December 2010

at age 74 following a massive stroke. Those who worked with her knew her as one of those folks who would “give you the shirt off her back.” Anita loved to shop and found it difficult to pass up a bargain, especially on things she thought were pretty. Shelves and nooks and crannies in her home were filled with items she had purchased not for anyone or any occasion in particular. She enjoyed being able to provide on short Six B&W Y-12 workers, who call themselves “Caring Hands,” and Allison Arnotice something for whatever nold (center), a local professional quilter, stand behind one strip of the “Anita need arose. Quilt.” Arnold helped find the pattern and select fabrics and then provided the group quilting guidance in regular gatherings in her home. Each member sewed one strip of the quilt. Pictured are Melissa North, Becky Bolling, To page A-7 Ann Glenn, Arnold, Karen Langley, Dottie Kelly and Karen Ryan. Photo submitted

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A young Pope John Paul II and a young Mother Teresa. I could learn so much from them.

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life? My sister Susan. I wish I had an ounce of her drive and determination.

I still can’t quite get the hang of … Singing and dancing. Just ask my friends in Akima.

Ann Pierce

What is the best present you ever received in a box?

When Ann Pierce was a child, hanging around the Bearden Antique Mall wasn’t her favorite thing to do. Her mother, Sada, opened the Homberg Place store in 1976, and Ann spent many after-school and Saturday hours there. As a young adult, Ann moved to Nashville. When she returned to Knoxville to look for a job, her mother encouraged her to work at the store during her job hunt, and she never left. Now, when her life feels chaotic, she finds peace there. “It’s like a second home,” she says. Ann is active in the Knoxville Akima Club, Sacred Heart Cathedral and The District in Bearden. She thinks The District is rising in popularity due to highcaliber art and fashion stores and restaurants, most of which are locally owned. She’s encouraged that the popular national chain Anthropologie will soon be a neighbor. Approximately 30 vendors have booths at the Bearden Antique Mall, and one has been there throughout the store’s 36-year existence. Several others have been there more than 25 years. “We’ve got something for everyone. From interior decorators to serious collectors, or even if you’re looking for a party costume, we’ve got something for you.”

A kitten!

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you? As long as you always do what’s right and your best, you can always hold your head high!

What is your social media of choice? I’m not a huge fan, but I do have a Facebook page.

What is the worst job you have ever had? Wrapping Christmas presents at Miller’s Department Store.

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon? Scooby-Doo.

What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie?

What irritates you?

“Tomorrow is another day!”

Panty lines! No one should ever have them.

What are you guilty of? Drinking too many Diet Cokes.

What’s one place in Bearden that everyone

What is your favorite material possession? I have several old family Bibles.

What is one word others often use to describe you?

What are you reading currently?

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Unrelenting. I never give up.

“Left to Tell” by Immaculee Ilibagiza

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

What was your most embarrassing moment? I was Betsy Ross in a school play and I forgot to bring the American flag!

Stop procrastinating.

The Bearden Antique Mall, of course.

What is your greatest fear? Snakes! Especially the one living in my backyard.

If you could do one impulsive thing, what would it be?

What is your passion?

What are the top three things on your bucket list?

Sky-diving. – Wendy Smith

Just spending time with the people I love!

1. To see the Boston Pops perform on the 4th of July 2. A vacation at the Hotel Putti 3. To spend about a month in Italy

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch?

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Stories that heal

There’s not much I like better than a good story. So I’m not surprised that some experts believe that world peace could begin with “Once upon a time…”

Wendy Smith

Rosalind Hackett of UT’s Department of Religious Studies believes it. She travels with UT students to northern Uganda, which is recovering from a civil war. The citizens still feel marginalized, but when they sit in circles and tell their stories, they begin to heal. “The importance of telling stories has really been brought home to me,” she says. Hackett was a keynote speaker at the Knoxville Turkish Cultural Center’s 5th annual Dialogue Dinner last week. Mark Webb of Texas Tech’s Philosophy Department echoed Hackett’s thoughts, and emphasized that listening is also important. He has been influenced by student members of the school’s Intercultural Dialogue Association. Since being asked to serve as an advisor to the group, he has witnessed the students’ peace efforts all over the world. He has been infected by their enthusiasm. “I think diversity is our greatest source of strength. We lose the chance of learning something if we don’t listen to each other,” he says. Joan Ashe accepted the Community Service Award from the Knoxville Turkish Cultural Center on behalf of her husband, former ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe, who was out of town. Former teacher and school board member Sam Anderson received the Education Award.

Sam Anderson receives the Education Award at the Knoxville Turkish Community Center’s Dialogue dinner. School board member Indya Kincannon presented the award. Photos by Wendy Smith

Herman Gettelfinger receives a free haircut from Lindy Sexton at Frank’s Barbershop on Veterans Day. Gettelfinger served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

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Joan Ashe accepts the Community Service Award on behalf of her husband, Victor Ashe, at the dinner. Rob Frost presented the award.

Josh Griffin of Beaty Chevrolet helped students, like White, who realized they needed to switch vehicles after learning more about insurance rates. White’s car payment went down $200 per month when he opted for a used vehicle instead of a new one. Some students learned hard lessons. Jesse Burris was assigned the job of being an elementary school teacher, and her salary had to support a stay-at-home spouse and three children. After making what she thought were frugal choices with her $2,370 monthly budget, she was still $1,100 short. Howard advised her to cut out cellphones and cable television, and suggested board games for entertainment. Since her salary was small and her family was large, Howard said Burris could

From page A-1 qualify for food stamps. Further lessons are planned for the students’ budgets. Lori Thumler plans to have her computer applications students build spreadsheets based on the information, and Amy Moskal’s web design and interactive multimedia presentation students will use their assigned identities for future projects. Over the past six years, Howard has presented the “On Your Own” program to more than 9,000 area high school students. The program is part of the Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union Foundation for Education’s Simply Smart community service initiative. “We realize that when schools are better, they produce better citizens, which ultimately makes the community better,” she says.

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www.ShopperNewsNow.com Karen Shankles presents a check to Bearden High School drama teacher Leann Dickson at a performance of “Legally Blonde.” The funds were donated by the BHS Class of 1972, which held a reunion in October. Photo submitted

A ‘classy’ gift The Bearden High School Class of 1972 celebrated its 40th reunion in October with parties at Latitude 35 and Cherokee Mills. When it ended, the planning committee was left with surplus funds. Karen Shankles had an idea for how to spend the money. Her son, J.J., was serving as assistant stage manager for the school’s fall production of “Legally Blonde,” so she knew the auditorium’s sound and light systems need updating. During the Alumni Night performance on Nov. 10, the Class of ’72 presented $1,200 to drama teacher Leann Dickson. Additional funds were donated to the Susan Komen Foundation. They may be old Dawgs, but they have cool new tricks. Thanks, Class of ’72!

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government Rogero withdraws fence project Mayor Madeline Rogero has withdrawn the resolution to erect a chainlink fence for $290,000 around part of the Safety Building in East Knoxville. The official reason is that it needs further review and discussion. The resolution was facing defeat due to the strong opposition of council member and former mayor Daniel Brown in whose district it is located and who had not been consulted on it prior to its introduction. Many leaders in Knoxville’s African-American community, including civic leader Margaret Gaiter and longtime pastor Harold Middlebrook, had voiced strong opposition when they learned of it. Opponents felt such an ugly structure sends the wrong message for one of the major gateways into East Knoxville near the Alex Haley Statue, Mabry-Hazen House and Beck Cultural Center, not to mention Morningside Park. This withdrawal allows further reflection on alternative ways to curb reported vandalism at the Safety Building parking lot, such as more lighting, and saves city taxpayers $290,000 for other more pressing projects which the mayor and council may favor. It also allows time to explain why any fence is needed at all. Other buildings nearby do not have fences around them such as the Coliseum, SunTrust Bank and the Marriott. Do not expect this chain-link fence proposal to return anytime soon, even in a more decorative form. It has become toxic from a political standpoint. Mayor Rogero is not likely to spend political capital disappointing the African-American community to erect an ugly fence which would be a daily reminder to East Knoxville that their wishes were ignored. ■ Meanwhile a storm is brewing in South Knoxville over the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s plan to extend the South Knoxville Boulevard to John Sevier and Chapman highways by cutting across ridge tops and the new urban wilderness. A public hearing is set for Thursday, Dec. 6, at South-Doyle. It should be crowded.

Victor Ashe

■ Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis, who represents South Knoxville, has come out in favor of the urban wilderness, which has been created in the last 5 years and would be severely harmed by this project. The cost of the road extension would be excessive in terms Nick Pavlis of benefits achieved. Two city parks, Marie Myers and William Hastie, would be negatively impacted. Pavlis has effectively articulated sound reasons for keeping these benefits along with the stellar work of Carol Evans and Brian Hann of Legacy Parks. Hopefully, Gov. Haslam will direct TDOT to halt plans and spend the money more effectively upgrading Chapman Highway as Henley Bridge re-opens. Pavlis deserves credit for taking such a progressive stand. ■ The death of Farragut’s first mayor, Robert H. Leonard, last week was a lost to the entire community. A longtime member of Bob Leonard the Optimist Club, he was always optimistic and battled hard for Farragut’s right to exist. He and I settled the lawsuit by Knoxville which I inherited when elected mayor in 1987 and removed the legal cloud over Farragut’s existence. He was a real gentleman and family man. ■ County Mayor Tim Burchett skipped over former sheriff Tim Hutchison for a seat on the Hallsdale Powell Utility District board of commissioners to pick Todd Cook who works for Sheriff Jimmy “JJ” Jones. Cook is not likely to serve 30 years on this board as his predecessor did. ■ Sen. Howard Baker celebrated his 87th birthday on Thursday, Nov. 14, in Huntsville, Tenn.

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Homeowners group writes success story If the historic but sadly dilapidated Kennedy-Baker-Walker-Sherrill House, located at the entrance to the new Sherrill Hill development on Kingston Pike just west of Cedar Bluff Road, is, indeed, saved – and that looks very possible at this point – there will be a long list of people to thank. At the top of the list will be various members of the Council of West Knox County Homeowners, who have spent years tirelessly trying to secure a “happily ever after” status for the historic residence. John McCook told CWKCH members at their meeting last week that he and others have been meeting with Franklin Square developer Bill Hodges, who hopes to restore the house for use as individual offices if all the legal matters – including an historic overlay issue – can be worked out. McCook said that while the outside of the structure appears to be falling apart, the interior “is pristine. What others have seen as an eyesore, Bill Hodges sees as a jewel.” McCook and his wife, Tootie, are residents of the adjacent Seven Oaks subdivision, which has seen a dramatic increase in burglaries since work on the 100-acre Sherrill Hill site made pedestrian access to

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week and many folks heading out of town, both the Knox County Commission and the school board have set meetings. The school board will hold an extended workshop at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in the boardroom of the Andrew Johnson Building. If you can’t attend, this would be a good meeting to watch on Comcast Cable Channel 10 or online at knoxschools. org. Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre will tackle the system’s report card – which schools made gains and which didn’t. Knox County Commission will meet a week early, at 1:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the City County Building. Roundabouts: Adding insult to injury, the engineering firm of Cannon and Cannon Inc. is on the agenda for a supplemental appropriation of $18,873 for design services related to “intersection improvements” at Bob Gray Road and Bob Kirby Road and another $18,873 for design services for “intersection improvements” at Bob Gray and Mabry Hood roads. These extra services re-

West Knox GOP Roger Kane of Karns, newly-elected state representative from the 89th District, visits with Valerie Whiting of Farragut, retired Lt. Col USAF, and Claire Crouch of Cosby, president of the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women, at last week’s meeting of the West Knox Republican Club. Photo by Anne Hart before City Council. She said CWKCH members generally agree on matters that come before it – including those in which the organization will ask to be heard by various governmental bodies. “We represent neighborhoods that need representation because of zoning or other issues that threaten quality of life or property values. We aren’t talking about big government or small government. We’re

talking about the power of the people.” During the last year, the council has successfully negotiated with several Kingston Pike businesses regarding signage, worked with Weigel’s representatives to improve the architectural design of a new store on Ebenezer Road, and is now actively involved with Knox County Commissioner Richard Briggs in his attempt to regulate billboards in the county.

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sulted in a recommendation which mirrored Cannon and Cannon’s first thought: let’s build roundabouts! Bigfoot: Mayor Tim Burchett has invited some friends to town to hunt for Bigfoot, and Howard Phillips fed them baloney at a reception Friday at Powell Realty and Auction. Peddlers: R. Larry Smith’s effort to clear the byways of peddlers is on the agenda. It sailed through last week’s workshop with 10 votes (and one absence). Scott DesJarlais admitted sexual relationships with “two co-workers, three patients and a drug rep” while serving as chief of staff at a hospital in Jasper, Tenn. This led lawyer Dennis Francis to joke on “Inside Tennessee” that DesJarlais has brought us the “Housewives of Jasper.” And it leads to this Pop Quiz:

What are two coworkers, three patients and a drug rep? A) Folks invited to your next birthday party B) Who sat at the bar when the blind monkey sang C) Headliners at the next Scott DesJarlais “family values rally.” Up on the rooftops: Solar panels won’t be coming to Union County where the commission dropped the axe on John Kemp of Earth Right last week. It was Kemp’s 7th visit to the county. He proposed a 20-year agreement that cost the county nothing but would return $900 per year per site. Kemp would keep the tax credits and income from selling the energy back to KUB or Powell Valley. The biggest energy burst was the lightning that struck John Kemp when the commission abruptly voted to table his proposal. Tennessee Virtual Academy, which operates a K-8 school through Union County Public Schools, has yet another trick up its corporate sleeve. The county commission learned last week that the county’s 4-year contract (which never was approved by the commission) has a reduction in

Roadkill USA payment for the final two years. The cash-strapped local system will earn four percent of the state’s perpupil money in years one and two, but only two percent in years three and four. Who wrote this contract? “We had a team of lawyers put that contract together,” said Director of Schools Wayne Goforth. Oops. Maybe Union County should have called in two co-workers, three patients and a drug rep.

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Thurston and the chimp MALCOLM’S CORNER | Malcolm Shell I suppose all small communities have a guy who can perform a variety of chores. My community of Concord had one of the best. His name was Thurston Raper. While he never held the social status of the village’s more notable citizens, he was loved and held in high esteem by those who knew him. I seriously doubt that there was a single family that didn’t use his services from time to time. Thurston lived under austere conditions but managed to provide food and shelter. During the winter he walked the railroad tracks picking up loose coal that

had fallen from coal cars. He would walk several miles one way then bring the coal back to where he started and then walk in the opposite direction and return the gathered coal to his pile. Most people would have been glad to give him coal, but Thurston would not have felt comfortable taking something that he had not earned. Thurston had several chores that he performed on a regular basis, such as sweeping the floor and gathering trash from around commercial buildings. My father, a railroad telegrapher, hired Thurston regularly to help

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tidy up the premises around the train depot. And the postmaster hired him to hang the mail bag on a crane-like arm where it was caught by baggage car personnel as the train came through. But, of all the experiences that Thurston had, I am sure that one stood out in his memory above all the rest. Thurston was the local gravedigger and he made an art out of it. Today, graves are opened with a backhoe, but Thurston dug them with a pick and shovel during the hot summer months and in winter when the ground was frozen. His graves were a perfect size, the walls were cut to a perfect vertical and all edges were cut at precisely 90 degrees. It was during such a grave opening that this story begins. Ray Hobbs, who owned the local TV sales and service establishment, had a pet chimpanzee. The chimp was kept at his service establishment and people would often go by and visit the chimp, whose name was Mike. Mike had a habit of getting loose on a regular basis and running through the

village. Ray was the only one who could coax him back into his cage. On one hot summer day, Thurston was digging a grave in the Masonic Cemetery which was quite close to where Mike was housed. Well, on that particular day, Mike had managed to escape. When Thurston looked up he was startled to see a chimp sitting on the side of the grave eating the sandwich he’d brought for lunch. Thurston yelled at the chimp. It jumped into the grave and Thurston came out of the grave about as fast as the chimp jumped in. Hoping to save the rest of his lunch, Thurston chased the chimp around the grave several times and finally threw his shovel toward it. Well, the chimp got the picture really quickly, picked up the shovel and began to chase Thurston around the grave and finally threw the shovel at him. Apparently, Mike thought it was a game he was being invited to play. When Ray realized the chimp was gone and observed all the commotion occurring in the adjacent cemetery, he came run-

ning with a leash and some food to entice the chimp to give up the chase. I am sure Ray replaced Thurston’s sandwich, but I doubt he could replace the memory of his rather traumatic experience with Mike. After several months and several more escapes, Ray decided that Mike was not going to change his ways. So he built a sturdy cage at the railroad depot and that became Mike’s temporary home. All the railroad people got to know Mike and often brought him food. And the community folks would stop to visit him on a regular basis. Mike was finally turned over to a zoo where he spent the rest of his life with other chimps. I have often wondered whether he taught them the same game of “throw the shovel.” Most of the old timers who remember Thurston’s encounter with the chimp are no longer with us, including Thurston, but there are still some who remember the incident and are quick to tell their version of what happened.

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Oh what might have been During winter workouts, spring practice, summer exercises, all of August and earlier in the season, when it still mattered, Kentucky at Tennessee had all the earmarks of a great grudge game. Oh what joy that would have been, leftover turkey and smoked Wildcats. Score 50 or 75 and get even for the mess made last November in Lexington. Start a new streak. Cuff ’em around. Leave no doubt who is boss in this little border rivalry. Ouch. It hurts to consider what transpired. The orange quarterback who didn’t play very well at the end of 2011 and was

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accused of not caring, and still behaved as a juvenile delinquent in June and July, noticed pro scouts frowning, grew up some and threw really big numbers at weaker foes. Great arm, absolutely great. Where there was no running game, one developed. It isn’t awesome but it is noticeable. The offensive

line matured and became a source of pride. Which hand James Stone used for centering ceased to matter. Receivers performed much as advertised. Well, Cordarrelle Patterson was even more exciting. Yes, some of his moves were sideways but they were magical. The defense? Prayers were not enough. This group fluctuated between helpless and hopeless. Don’t try to do the math on cost per stop – salaries, office space, courtesy cars, cellphones, whistles, caps, food, travel, overheated calculators trying to keep count of the yardage. Players were extra.

Blessed be my rock The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation. Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name. (2 Samuel 22: 47, 50 KJV) As is so often the case, I know this text because I have sung it; not in a hymn, nor an anthem, but in a praise chorus. I will admit (and there are those who know this about me and love me anyway) that

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contemporary praise music is not my native tongue. It is not that I don’t like it, or can’t sing it. And I admit there are some real gems among its additions to church music. The plain truth is that I think the faith is more complex than simple praise. There is also a place in our church music for hymns that challenge us, that call us out beyond ourselves, that

Kentucky didn’t contribute much toward making the great grudge match meaningful. It lost by 40-0 to visiting Vanderbilt and got Joker fired with time still on the clock. He was going, either way. We have learned that Southeastern Conference coaches who do not win are replaced. This is extra-large business. There are few discounts in debt service. Empty seats are a waste. Patience is not a virtue. You have heard the trumpets and the battle cry: Fire the coach and maybe the athletic director and chancellor, if they get in the way. Dearly departed coaches are seldom crushed. They go with big buyouts, sign on with ESPN and live happily ever after – unless they are recycled.

Alas, they are sometimes replaced by other coaches who get paid a lot but do not win in the Southeastern Conference. Tough league. Oh, you have noticed. What Kentucky-Tennessee has been reduced to is a going-away present. Think kindly of those who will leave early for the NFL. Please applaud as seniors are introduced. This is their final fling on Shields-Watkins Field – unless they make large donations or until they are legends at some distant homecoming. I admire Ben Bartholomew, third-generation Volunteer, willing to try any assignment, faithful to the finish. And Herman Lathers, linebacker who would never give up. Tight end Mychal Rivera did his job. Offensive guard

Dallas Thomas was on the Outland Trophy watch list but may not win. Wideout Zach Rogers certainly contributed, especially against the Carolinas. I salute linebacker Willie Bohannon and defensive backs Prentiss Waggner, Marsalis Teague and Rod Wilks. Strange that some were more functional last year than this. How about Joseph Ayres becoming a starter for a few minutes. What a surprise when Darin Gooch was a late May discovery at Butte junior college. There are other seniors, long-suffering. Sorry they didn’t get to experience Tennessee on top. Yes, we still remember.

acknowledge our brokenness and our uncertainty, that allow us to lament, to weep and to grow. Besides which, I am nearing the age when I can defend any unpopular opinion I have with, “What do you want from me? I’m old!� But this particular text, even in the King James Version, has a cadence to it, a swing. Go back to the top of this column and read the first sentence of that 2 Samuel text out loud. Read it with emphasis, like you

mean it! You see? You hear that rhythm? This Thanksgiving week, while we are giving thanks and carving the turkey, let’s remember the gifts we have been given: ■A God who is the rock of our salvation ■ A world of wonder and beauty ■ “Eyes that love us, arms that hold� – Sara Teasdale ■ Freedom ■ A song of praise to sing ■ Ingathered family and friends

â– Our next breath â–  Our dear friends who are far away â–  Our four-legged friends who sit at our feet â–  A Bible, in whatever version you prefer â–  Brave men and women who serve in dangerous places â–  Work that has meaning â–  Forgiveness â–  Grace â–  And first, last, always, and forever, Love For all of your gifts to us, dear Lord, we thank you.

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■Dr. Charles Glisson, who established the Children’s Mental Health Services Research Center in the College of Social Work, has been inducted into the Glisson

American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Glisson, a Chancellor’s Professor and University Distinguished Professor, founded the Research Center in 1988 and currently serves as its director. ■The College of Business Administration has received a “three palmes� in the 2012 Eduniversal survey,

indicating an excellent business school that is nationally strong and has international links. Palmes substitute for stars, which are typically used in rankings; a multicolored palme is part of Eduniversal’s logo. ■The College of Law is one of the best and most affordable law schools in the nation, according to

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Early start at Holiday Market By Wendy Smith Messiah Church’s Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA) hosted its annual Holiday Market recently at Messiah Lutheran Church, 6900 Kingston Pike. More than 20 booths featured the work of local crafters, baked goods and fair-trade items from Lutheran World Relief. Attendees were entertained by a demonstration

from Sandy Booher, who creates beautiful pottery pieces in spite of having significantly reduced vision. She moved to Knoxville two years ago from Chattanooga, where she had a studio. Mary Ellen Whitson, president of Messiah WELCA, says Booher’s limited vision actually helped her learn her craft. “Most people use sight to center. She uses feel.”

Trisha Gantt learned to make wire jewelry in order to create an original medical I.D. and found a new passion. She’s been making jewelry for six months, and the Messiah Lutheran Holiday Market was her first craft fair. She has yet to make a new medical I.D., she says.

Chase Toth, Cheryl Miller, Heidi Murray, Nikki Frye and Christin Wood sell brown bag lunches to raise money for Messiah’s youth program. Last summer, Chase attended Citizens with the Saints, the 2012 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America youth gathering in New Orleans, and the church is raising funds to send a group to the 2015 gathering. Photos

Sandy Booher, who is sightimpaired, demonstrates a pottery wheel at Messiah Lutheran Church’s Holiday Market. She enjoys teaching spiritual lessons while using the pottery wheel. Lauren and Hannah Ruff sell baked goods and crafts at the Holiday Market. The sisters grew up at the church and now both work at St. John’s Cathedral.

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From page A-1 cluding the members of “Caring Hands.” Kelly reflected, “Anita left us that fabric for a reason, and we had to do something special with it. We decided that the best tribute to Anita’s generosity would be another quilt to benefit United Way agencies. We called it the ‘Anita Quilt’ from that day forward.” The quilters enlisted the aid of a local professional quilter to help them decide on a pattern and to select the fabrics from Anita’s collection. The “stacked brick”

pattern they used for the “Anita Quilt” was a cross between the “flying geese” and “herringbone” patterns. The bricks in the pattern were all made from Anita’s fabric. There are 1,182 pieces in the quilt, and the quilters estimate they spent more than 200 hours sewing them together. Once they had pieced the quilt top, they hired another professional quilter to custom design and machine quilt the masterpiece. Bidding on the “Anita Quilt” was active during

the company’s silent auction, and a man determined to acquire it as a 50th-birthday present for his wife cast the winning bid. The quilt and other items in the auction netted approximately $10,250 for United Way of Greater Knoxville. Thus began a brand-new chapter in the already col-

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Sister-to-Sister empowers girls When Ahdia Johnson was in the 8th grade, she had low self-esteem and hated going to school. Now, as a 10thgrader at L&N STEM Academy, she knows she doesn’t have to be affected by what others say about her. Plus, she has a plan for her future: a career in the U.S. Air Force. She’s changed a lot over the past two years. “In middle school, I couldn’t really see past the next day,” she says. As an 8th grader, Johnson attended the Sister-to-Sister Summit at UT. This year, she was one of approximately 20 high school facilitators at the event, which brought together 90 girls from Whittle Springs, Vine, Carter and Holston Middle Schools. Most of the facilitators were participants two years ago. This was the 7th annual Sister-to-Sister Summit, which is sponsored by the Metropolitan Drug Commission, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), UT and the Optimist Club of West Knoxville. The program is a response to research by AAUW showing

Wendy Smith that middle school girls experience a drop in self-esteem, says program coordinator Patty McGrew. Each school could send up to 25 participants who are leaders in their schools. The hope is that the event will impact the girls in such a way that other students are impacted, too. “Counselors say it helps build self-esteem and empowers girls so they feel like they have a say in what happens to them,” McGrew says. When the girls arrived at the University Center, they were broken up into eight groups. They played icebreaker games to get comfortable with each other before participating in discussions about the challenges faced by middle school girls. Topics included peer pressure, bullying, and sex, boys and babies.

Students provide input on the topics, but they’re pretty much the same every year, McGrew says. Dana Quick, a counselor at Vine Middle School, understands the value of letting high school and college students facilitate discussions rather than adults. “It gives them the opportunity to talk about issues that affect them, and not have to be watched over by adults.” After each discussion, facilitators helped participants develop an action plan for themselves and for the adults in their lives. After discussing grades, school, college and the future, students planned to take action by setting goals and standards for themselves without looking back. Adults, they said, should help them reach their goals by encouraging them and serving as role models. Tracy Cagle, a counselor at Carter Middle School, sees L&N STEM Academy 10th-graders Maya Harris, Ahdia Johnthe benefit of getting to know son, Kimara Pruitt and Ayanna Troutman serve as facilitators students from other schools. at the Sister-to-Sister Summit. Photos by Wendy Smith After getting comfortable with each other, the girls reKeynote speakers at Sister- secondary education Clifford alize how much they have in to-Sister were Knox County Davis, who spoke about reccommon, she says. Schools executive director of ognizing roadblocks to suc-

Coupons for skaters who give By Suzanne Foree Neal Nadia Kogeler grew up in a family that helped those less fortunate, so she was aware of the struggles of many in inner cities. When she went to Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, she learned about poverty in rural Appalachia. The southeastern Ohio city is part of the Appalachian region. The desire to help came full circle when Kogeler, general manager of Cool Sports in Farragut, heard about the Mission of Hope program to help Appalachian children. She knew that was a charity

struck a chord with me the first day I was introduced to it through a women’s study at church,” says Kogeler. “There is such a need to reach out and help those in our surrounding communities. You never know who might need a helping hand like you get from Mission of Hope.” Kogeler said she is confident Cool Sports customers will help reach the goal of filling six barrels. “The Mission of Hope connects with me by showing how we can give

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she wanted to support. The business is now in its third year collecting toys, food and other items for the cause, with a goal of filling six barrels this year. To help that happen, Cool Sports is offering coupons for free skating to anyone who brings in a needed item the week of Nov. 26 through Dec. 2. In keeping with the rainbow colors associated with the Mission of Hope, Kogeler has designed tie-dyed T-shirts for the staff to wear. The shirts debuted Friday at a kick-off party on the ice rink. “The Mission of Hope

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Graduation rate jumps at Gibbs High Principal credits staff, hard work By Jake Mabe

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Collaboration. A whole lot of hard work. Eleven steps. Those are the reasons Gibbs High School principal Lynn Hill says the school achieved a 94 percent graduation rate for 2012, seven percentage points ahead of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s federallyrequired mark of 87 percent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That graduation rate is excellent,â&#x20AC;? Hill says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We designed 11 specific steps to help us reach that goal.â&#x20AC;? 1.

Pyramid of Interventions Developed by each department to provide strategies for struggling students. 2. Tutoring Held before and after school, specifically in English, math and science. 3. Advisory groups Groups of students are mentored by the same teacher for their four years of high school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It provides guidance and academic support for student success,â&#x20AC;? Hill says. 4. Multiple notification to parents Hill says parents are notified about student achievement, attendance, performance and other issues in a myriad of ways â&#x20AC;&#x201C; phone calls, emails, through the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, and through the Parent Portal, in which parents can see their studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attendance and grades, for example, in virtual â&#x20AC;&#x153;real time.â&#x20AC;? 5. Graduation requirement meetings Guidance counselors hold meetings that specifically highlight graduation requirements during school hours for juniors and seniors and at night for parents. 6. Academic recovery Hill says students have multiple opportunities to make up lost credits through recovery credits, e-learning and summer school. 7. The Learning Center Available during the school day, it can be used as a time for students to earn recovery credits or to improve study skills. 8. Freshman Academy Gibbs High established its version

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of a freshman academy during the 2009-10 school year. Hill says the purpose is to give teachers a common plan to collaborate with regard to student achievement. At Gibbs, 9th-grade students were housed in the same area of the school for part of the day. Its purpose for freshmen is to ease their transition into high school. Hill says the freshman academy will be returning next year. 9. Attendance Hill says that both student and teacher attendance are closely monitored, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because research shows that teacher (absenteeism) can also have a negative effect on student achievement.â&#x20AC;? 10. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skinniesâ&#x20AC;? Filed under what he calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;thinking outside the box,â&#x20AC;? Hill says that â&#x20AC;&#x153;skinniesâ&#x20AC;? divide the 90-minute block schedule period, so that teachers and groups of students are paired together. For example,

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missed assignment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on them like a duck on a June bug.â&#x20AC;? Hill says the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next main academic goal is to close achievement gaps in all subject areas as charted through a three-year â&#x20AC;&#x153;slopeâ&#x20AC;? average. He says his staff has embraced the PLC (Professional Learning Community) collaboration time. Each department is required to create a SMART (Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Timed) Goal, either a short-term or long-term goal, and delineate specific ways to achieve it, as well as work together on common instruction and common assessment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen a staff so focused. Each department decides the best time for them to collaborate for 30 minutes each week, either before school, after school or on an early release day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It also helps with camaraderie.â&#x20AC;?

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SCHOOL NOTES Bearden Middle ■ “Neon Nights” fashion show will be held 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. Tickets are $5. All proceeds benefit the school.

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A. L. Lotts Elementary School 4th grader Mikey Hale brought his granddad, Roger Biggs, to walk with him in the school’s annual veterans parade.

Bearden Elementary School 5th grader Luke Lampley salutes the flag during the beginning of the school’s veterans program. Photos by S. Barrett

■ All-star book fair and family pizza night will be held 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27. Cost is $10 per pizza order, which includes drinks and cookies. Served in the cafeteria.

John West attended the Veterans Day memorial program at Bearden Elementary School with his wife, Sherry (not pictured), and his grand- Greenway School son, 22-month-old Gabe ■ A visitors open house will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Smith. Gabe’s sister Emily is a for interested families. 5th grader at Bearden.

Schools honor veterans Many schools in west said his mother would nevKnoxville started last week er let him do something so by honoring the veterans in dangerous. “I’ll probably be a cop inour community. stead,” he said. Bearden Elementary School also held a program to honor its students’ relatives who served in the military. Sara Navy veteran John West Barrett attended the program after being invited by his granddaughter, 5th grader Emily Smith. West was about to be deA.L. Lotts held a reception with bagels and coffee before ployed when they told him veterans walked the halls in a the war had ended. He served parade. They were then seat- from 1945-1946. Students sang “God Bless ed in the gymnasium where they were entertained with the USA” and “America live music and guest speaker the Beautiful” after school principal Susan Dunlap anJohn Becker from WBIR. A.L. Lotts 5th grader nounced the name of every Parker Byrg invited his veteran attending. The stustepdad, Tony McGuire, to dents applauded after each the event in honor of his 10 name was announced. years of service in the army. “Members of my family have served since this country first started,” said McGuire. When asked if he would follow in his stepdad’s footsteps, Parker laughed and

Rocky Hill Elementary ■ Kindergarten’s Turkey Trot musical will be performed 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. ■ Holiday Market and Candy Cane Cottage will be held 4-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in the gym.

Sequoyah Elementary ■ PTA will meet 10:45-11:45 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the library. All parents are encouraged to attend.

A. L. Lotts Elementary School 5th-grader Parker Byrg stands Webb School proudly with his stepdad, ■ An admissions open house army veteran Tony McGuire.

meeting for grades K-5 will be held 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the lower school commons. To RSVP or for more info, call Deborah Gross at 291-3864.

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A.L. Lotts Elementary School 4th grader Rebecca Dos Santos brought her granddad, Kyle Wayne Jones, to walk in the veterans parade. Also attending the parade is Rebecca’s grandma, Nina Jones.

■ The music program “Rock and Roll Forever: How it all Began” will be performed by 4-5th grades 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in the Bearden High School auditorium.

Candy Cane Cottage at Rocky Hill For the parent or sibling that is hard to buy for, Rocky Hill Elementary School will host its annual Candy Cane Cottage and holiday market for the community 4-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26. Parents and children can purchase items from local vendors including crafts, clothing, home décor and more. A special shopping event will also take place 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. when preschoolers can shop for their family and friends with the help of a volunteer. The cottage will be open specifically for preschoolers at this time. Children will be able to choose from gifts ranging in price from $1 to $12, and parents can take advantage of the time to shop in the holiday market. Ashley Hamilton, chair of the event, said the best part is that all proceeds will help under-privileged families at the school through the Benevolence Fund. “Our students love the Candy ■ “Donuts with Dads” will be held 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. Special guest Judge Tim Irwin will discuss the importance of reading. ■ Box Tops for Education from General Mills’ products and Labels for Education from Campbell’s products are being collected to purchase supplies for the school. Labels

Mary Beth Coleman enjoyed the yummy cookie suckers last year at the Candy Cane Cottage. Photo by T. Edwards

Cane Cottage and helping their classmates in need,” she said. “This fund helps families in the school have a brighter holiday.” Santa Claus will also be visiting with shoppers, so bring your camera. For more information, give Ashley a call on her cell at 300-6165 or email her at dr.ashley.hamilton@gmail.com. can be dropped off in the silver collection box at the front of the school or can be mailed to: West Hills Elementary School, 409 Vanosdale Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909. Info: email Jill Schmudde at jschmudde@gmail.com.

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The Undertones at Sequoyah Elementary The Undertones, an a cappella group at Sequoyah Elementary School, is practicing for its part in “The World’s Largest Concert,” a video collaboration from the National Association for Music Educators and schools across the country. Sequoyah’s music teacher, Doris Moreland, is directing the students in the project. The Undertones includes students in grades 3-5. The group will perform “The Peace Drum Song” by Will Schmid using their voices, drums and guitars. Images they drew of their idea of peace will also show behind them on a big screen.

Sequoyah Elementary School 4th graders Led Hinton and Leilu Sharp and 5th grader Iris Zaretski practice for their part of “The World’s Largest Concert.”

Lending a hand Bearden Elementary School PTSO members Bo and Kelly Baxter spend their day off from work planting pansies around the school’s sign. Their son, River, is in the 2nd grade. The next item on their list: repairing the sign after it was damaged in a hail storm.

The video will be March on NAFME’s webavailable for viewing in site, www.nafme.org.

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Dora is a one-year old female thoroughbred available for adoption.

By Theresa Edwards Horse Haven has 38 horses available for adoption and several are under two years old. “The young ones are very much sought-after because you can train them the way you want, and these are all very sweet,” said Stephanie Solomon, equine manager. Dora, a one-year old female thoroughbred, is named after Dora the Explorer, because she is curious,” said Solomon. Ashley is a chestnut twoyear old mustang, caught wild by the Bureau of Land Management. Mabel is a nine-month old mule. “She’ll be big. She would make a good riding mule,” said Solomon. E.T. is a young Tennessee walking horse, a colt. “There are definite advantages to adopting a horse as opposed to buying one. We will tell you everything we know about the horse. We’re not in it to make mon-

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ey. We are donation-based and our adoption fee covers only a small amount of our costs,” said executive director Sonya Cowsert. “All of our horses are current on their shots, deworming and feet work. We have evaluated them on their saddling,” Cowsert said. Adoptions involve facility

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ETTAC plans toy tech party for kids East Tennessee Technology Access Center’s annual toy tech party will be held 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at the Kerbela Shrine Temple, 315 Mimosa Avenue. The event is held for children with disabilities who cannot use their hands to play with typical toys. Families who live in East Tennessee who would like to receive an accessible toy should register by calling 2190130 no later than Friday, Nov. 30. The party will include Santa, music, crafts and food. Children will get to pick the toy of their choice. If you miss the party, your child can still receive a toy but registration is mandatory. Info: visit www.discoveret. org/ettac.


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Echo Bistro hosts veterans Restaurants in the Bearden area joined dining facilities all across the country in offering special Veterans Day events last week.

Ron Justus, at left, presented awards from West Knox Rotaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent golf tournament to Scott Rhea, Dr. Jim Kotsianis and David Alley, who was accepting for Drew McDonald, who was not present for the presentation. Photo by Alan Smeltzer

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Pellissippi State sees growth By Anne Hart Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little odd to think of Pellissippi State Community College as a business. Obviously itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an educational institution. But if it were a business, it would be one of the few seeing an uptick in clients during the economic downturn. College president Dr. Anthony Wise told West Knox Rotarians at their meeting last week that as the economy contracted and businesses closed, many employees who lost their jobs turned to the two-year college to learn new skills or change careers. Pellissippi State has

about 11,000 students at its Dr. Anthony Wise Photo by A. five campuses today. At one Hart point during the recession, that number dropped to percent of the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stuabout 7,700. dents take online classes beFour of the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cam- cause they enable students puses are in Knox County; to work around the schedthe fifth is in Blount County. ules of family and work.He In addition to traditional said Pellissippi State also ofclassroom work, the college fers specialized short-term offers online courses and a training as requested to prohybrid that combines both vide the skilled labor force classroom and online stud- individual businesses need. Wise invited those interies. Wise said enrollment ested to join one of the colis evenly divided between legeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advisory committees male and female students for business and industry. and is also evenly divided â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great way to give back between part time and full- and it also helps us know if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing what we should time students. He estimated about 25 be doing to help business.â&#x20AC;?

Lisa and Chef Seth Simmerman, owners of the popular Echo Bistro & Wine Bar, have served their superb cuisine at no cost to nearly 700 veterans over the last three years, and they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t skimp on the menu. This year veterans dined on filet mignon, lump crab cake and a whole lot more. In the spirit of the occasion, the meal started with navy bean soup and ended up with all-American apple pie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a gift from one veteran to many other veterans,â&#x20AC;? Seth said of the free dinners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lisa and I are proud to thank our military for the outstanding job they do for our country.â&#x20AC;? Seth is himself a veteran. He was the leading commissary man of the fast attack submarine USSN 595 Plunger in Pearl Harbor. â&#x2013;

AARP driver safety classes In recognition of their dedication and service to the country, all military veterans and their family members will receive free admission to the classes. For registration info about these and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. â&#x2013; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 26-27, Chota Recreation Center in Tellico Village, 145 Awoli Drive, Loudon. â&#x2013;  Noon-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 27-28, Kingston Public Library, 1004 Bradford Way, Kingston. â&#x2013;  Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 28-29, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St.

Hood joins ORNL Federal Credit Union Attorney T. Wayne Hood has joined ORNL Federal Credit Union as senior vice president and general counsel. He will provide leadership in compliance, policy amendments, internal controls and overall risk management for the credit union. A Certified Regulatory Compliance Advisor, Hood most recently served on the banking, real estate and financial services and business services groups of Butler, T. Wayne Hood Snow, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Mara, Stevens and Cannada Law Firm in Nashville. He holds a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree from Harding University and a juris doctorate from the University of Mississippi.

Developer alert!

If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be building along the Kingston Pike corridor, or on other main arteries in West Knoxville, be forewarned that the Council of West Knox County Homeowners will be watching, and you really do want to stay on their good side.

Lisa and Chef Seth Simmerman, owners of Echo Bistro & Wine Bar, stop to welcome some of their Veterans Day diners. Seated, from left, are Hazel Swanson, Sue Callaway, David Callaway and Dave Swanson. Dave Swanson works with the local Disabled American Veterans (DAV) chapter, which provides van service to take veterans to appointments at the VA medical treatment facility in Johnson City. Photo by A. Hart

While the organization doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any legal authority, it has not only a mighty bark with local governments, but also a not insignificant bite. Its membership roster includes nearly 40 subdivisions housing thousands of residents. In short, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in business, you want these folks on your side. There are many examples of their handiwork throughout the west end of town, the latest being the attractive, easily visible but relatively small signage at the new Chuyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant at the front of the Kroger Marketplace on Kingston Pike at Cedar Bluff Road. Local ordinances would have permitted a 25 foot tall sign, but after discussions with Council representative Margot Kline, company of-

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News from Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC)

Rotary celebrates local, global giving By Sherri Gardner Howell

Dorothy Phillips, resident at Isabella Towers, accepts a Thanksgiving dinner basket from Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation at last year’s turkey donation. Each year, KCDC provides turkeys and staff at each property donate the fixings. Phillips’ box included a full turkey dinner and even treats for her dog, Chippy.

Turkey Day at KCDC By Alvin Nance Thanksgiving is a time to count the blessings we have in our lives, to think about others and share our blessings with them as well. Nance That’s a philosophy we have put into practice here at KCDC yearround, but especially during this holiday season. Every Thanksgiving, our senior asset managers at each property choose one or two families at each site, depending on the size of the property, to receive a box with everything they need to cook a full Thanksgiving dinner. I particularly enjoy doing this because it shows that we are more than just a landlord. We really care about our residents and want the holidays to be just as special for them as they are for us. KCDC picks up the tab for the turkeys, and our wonderful KCDC employees provide all the Thanksgiving fi xings. Our Community Involvement Committee organizes the donations and

make sure every box has what the residents need. The week of Thanksgiving, KCDC employees travel to each of the homes, knock on the door and provide a needy family with turkey, stuffing, gravy, canned vegetables, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, packaged desserts and other nonperishable items to make their holiday special. Our senior asset manager at Autumn Landing, Kristie Toby, told me she has been overwhelmed at the food donations she’s received from her employees. She has enough to fill two boxes, one for a senior citizen and another for a four-person household. The newlyformed Autumn Landing Resident Association will travel to these houses on Tuesday and surprise the residents with their delicious meal. This is happening across our 19 properties. Each year, I see the smiles on our residents’ faces when they receive their Thanksgiving dinner, and I am thankful for the exceptional KCDC team and their heart for our residents. Giving truly is the best gift of the holiday season. Alvin Nance is executive director and CEO of KCDC.

A celebration of big gifts and smaller ones both took center stage at the Rotary Club of Farragut meeting on Nov. 14 at Fox Den CounBailey try Club. Special guests included John Bailey, past Rotary district governor and now Major Gifts chair for the Rotary Foundation, and Marianne Jennings, coordinator of Project ADAM at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Jennings was there to accept a donation from the club to purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) that will be placed at North Knox Vocational Center as part of Project ADAM. The project’s goal is to have at least one AED in every school to be used in case of potentially life-threatening car-

diac arrhythmias. Rotary Club of Farragut donated $1,750 out of funds raised this year to support the project. Jennings demonstrated the use of the AED and told members of local and national success stories where having the AED in schools have been credited with saving students’ and teachers’ lives. “October is National CPR and AED Awareness month, and we celebrated our own success story on Oct. 1,” Jennings told the group. A student at Central High School, Hunter Helton, collapsed at basketball practice and was revived by his coach, Jon Higgins, using CPR and an AED device. Bailey’s presentation added a global view to participation and donations members commit to the Rotary Foundation. Bailey outlined some of the success stories funded through international grants, including the recently completed “3H” or humanitarian grant the lo-

Marianne Jennings, coordinator of Project ADAM at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, demonstrates the use of an automated external defibrillator at the Rotary Club of Farragut meeting on Nov. 14. The club donated $1,750 to buy a device for North Knox Vocational Center. Photo by Sherri Gardner Howell

cal club was part of to help raise awareness of breast cancer in Turkey. “Rotary math increases your donations,” Bailey said. “Since 1965, the foundation has made 34,000 matching grants for projects in more than 200 countries, totaling $430.2 million.” Bailey also gave an update on the Rotary commitment to eradicate polio. “We are so close,” he said. “Since 1965, 2 billion children have received the polio vaccine. Globally, last year, there were 177 cases

of polio, all in three countries.” Bailey concluded with an observation that, while the numbers are impressive, the impact of the Rotary Foundation and support from clubs like Farragut goes beyond the numbers. “You are affecting the quality of life for the people touched by these projects.” Rotary Club of Farragut meets at noon on Wednesdays at Fox Den Country Club. For more information, visit www.farragutrotary. org.

Ragnar Relay team finishes race A team of 12 runners from Tennova Healthcare raced 198 miles from Chattanooga to Nashville the weekend of Nov. 9 to raise money for CARDIAC Kids. The team, sponsored by East Tennessee Cardiovascular Research Foundation, began the relay in Chattanooga on Friday at 8 a.m. and completed the course in 27 hours and 26 minutes. Each team member ran three times in predetermined portions of the track with each run ranging 1.8 miles to nine miles. The team raised $3,000 this year and has raised about $10,000 during the past three years.

More than 240 teams participated in this year’s Ragnar Relay. The CARDIAC Kids team, led by John Ewart, executive director of Tennova Health and Fitness Center, finished first in the corporate category and 35th overall. Not only does Ragnar allow teams to fundraise for important causes, but the nature of the run promotes healthy living, a cause close to the hearts of the CARDIAC Kids team.

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MONDAY-SATURDAY, NOV. 19-DEC. 1 The Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St., presents two new exhibitions of recent paintings: “Collection/ Re-Collection” by Marcia Goldenstein and “Place” by Jean Hess. Info: www.marciagoldenstein.com and www.jeanhess.com. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays; closed Nov. 22-23.

MONDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 19-DEC. 16 Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd., is hosting the exhibit “Quadrivium” featuring the work of the four most recent addictions to the faculty of the School of Art at the University of Tennessee. The artists are Joshua Bienko, drawings; Evan Meaney, transmedia design; Althea Murphy-Price, printmaking; and Karla Wozniak, painting. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday; and 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

The UT Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Concert will be at 8 p.m. in the James R. Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building, 1408 Middle Drive. Free.

The Tennessee Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition will conclude its tour with an exhibit on display through Jan. 6, 2013, at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive. A selection of paintings from the society’s 33rd juried exhibition will feature works by East Tennessee artists George Brooke, Lee Edge, Genie Even, Dot Galloway, Fran Henley, Judy Lavoie, Brenda Mills and Jim Stagner. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission.

The Knoxville Writers’ Group will meet 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Naples Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. Guest speaker is Mark D. Harmon, University of Tennessee professor, county commissioner and author of the nonfiction book “Crashing the Commission: Confessions of a University Twit.” All-inclusive lunch is $12. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 26, 983-3740. The Museum of East Tennessee History, 601 S. Gay St., will present a Brown Bag Lecture by East Tennessee Historical Society director Cherel Henderson at noon. Henderson will speak about the exhibit “In Death Not Divided: Civil War Tombstones and the Stories They Tell,” based on the ETHS Civil War legacy project “Burial Places of East Tennessee Civil War Soldiers.”

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The 28th annual Fantasy of Trees will be held at the Knoxville Convention Center. This year’s theme is “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Special events include Tinsel Time for Moms & Tots, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 21 (halfprice admission for adults accompanied by a child under 4); Babes in Toyland Parade, 7 p.m. Nov. 21; Santa’s Senior Stroll, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 23 (55+ half-price admission); Kris Kringle’s Kiddie Party, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 23 (preschooler activities; first-come, firstserved $1 admission). Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 21, 23 and 24; 3-9 p.m. Nov. 22; noon-6 p.m. Nov. 25. Tickets: $12 adults, $6 ages 4-12; 3 and under free. Proceeds benefit East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Info: 5418385 or FOT@etch.com.

“A Hobbit’s Holiday: The Extraordinary Journey of Bilbo Baggins” will be presented as part of the Faculty Lecture Series at 7 p.m. at the Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Keith Norris, associate professor of English, will present the lecture. The new film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” based on the novel “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed by Peter Jackson, opens in theaters on Dec. 14.

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MONDAY-THURSDAY, NOV. 19-JAN. 3 FRIDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 23-JAN. 13 The Knoxville Watercolor Society will exhibit an all-media show through Jan. 3, 2013, at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Info: www.Knxvillewatercolorsociety.com.

MONDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 19-JAN. 13 The Museum of East Tennessee History, 601 S. Gay St., is hosting the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission’s official traveling exhibition “Common People in Uncommon Times” along with the tie-in exhibit “In Death Not Divided: Civil War Tombstones and the Stories They Tell,” organized by the East Tennessee Historical Society. Museum hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays; and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Info: 215-8830, eths@eastTNhistory.org or www.easttnhistory.org.

MONDAY, NOV. 19 Tennessee Shines will feature the band Guy Marshall and author David Madden, who will read from his latest novel, “London Bridge in Plague and Fire,” at 7 p.m. at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St.; broadcast on WDVXFM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. Tickets are $10 and are available at WDVX and www.BrownPaperTickets. com. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free. Info: www.reverbnation.com/guymarshall and www. davidmadden.net.

TUESDAY, NOV. 20 Kritter Kids Tiger Tots Tuesday for 2- and 3-year-olds will be held 9:30-11 a.m. at the Tiger Tops building at the Knoxville Zoo, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive. The program is “Animal Opposites.” Also offered Nov. 27, the hands-on learning sessions include stories, crafts and visits from zoo animals, plus a snack and drink. Each child must be accompanied by an adult; $20 per child (adults free with paid child). Preregistration: 637-5331, ext. 350. Info: www. knoxvillezoo.org. The Archaeological Institute of America, East Tennessee Society will present Kristen Seaman’s lecture “Cultural Interaction (and Reaction) in the Courtly Art of the Hellenistic World” at 7:30 pm. at the Frank H. McClung Museum Auditorium, 1327 Circle Park Drive.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28

The Seventh Annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition will feature 1,500 juried pieces of artwork created by middle- and high-school students from 32 counties across East Tennessee at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive. The Best in Show winner will receive a $500 Purchase Award. A reception and awards ceremony will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27; it is free and open to the public. Museum hours: 10 a.m.5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free.

SUNDAY, NOV. 25 Organist Jelani Eddington will perform at 3 p.m. on the Mighty Wurlitzer at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Eddington won the American Theatre Organ Society’s Young Theatre Organist Competition at 13 and remains the youngest organist ever to win the contest. He has recorded more than 30 theatre-organ albums on some of the best instruments in the country, including the Mighty Wurlitzer. Tickets are $8 adults, $6 seniors and students, available at the ticket office on Clinch Avenue or 684-1200.

MONDAY, NOV. 26 Tennessee Shines will feature alt-country band Kelsey’s Woods and roots rocker Adam Hill at 7 p.m. at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St.; broadcast on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. Tickets are $10 and are available at WDVX and www.BrownPaperTickets.com. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free. Info: www.kelseyswoods.com and www.AdamHillSongs. com.

TUESDAY, NOV. 27 Kritter Kids Tiger Tots Tuesday for 2- and 3-year-olds will be held 9:30-11 a.m. at the Tiger Tops building at the Knoxville Zoo, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive. The program is “Animal Opposites.” The handson learning session includes stories, crafts and visits from zoo animals, plus a snack and drink. Each child must be accompanied by an adult; $20 per child (adults free with paid child). Preregistration: 637-5331, ext. 350. Info: www.knoxvillezoo.org.

FRIDAY, NOV. 30 Morris Ardoin, a Creole fiddler and accordionist, will perform at 8 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. A dance lesson will be offered 5:45-7:45 p.m. by the Knoxville Cajun Dance Association. Tickets $12; www. knoxtix.com, 523-7521 or at the door.

SATURDAY, DEC. 1 Marble Springs Historic Site, 1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Highway, will host a candle-making workshop at 11 a.m. Participants will learn how to make beeswax candles by the open hearth. Hot drinks provided. Reservations required. Fee: $10 for materials. Info: 5735508 or www.marblesprings.net. Dor L’Dor will perform a Hanukkah concert at 8 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Formed in 1999, Dor L’Dor, a Knoxville klezmer band, includes about a dozen musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds. Tickets $12; www.knoxtix.com, 523-7521 or at the door.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, DEC. 1-2 “The Nutcracker” will be performed by the Appalachian Ballet Company, with live music by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, at 8 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. School matinees will be presented at 10 a.m. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 29-30, at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium; teachers may call 865-982-8463 for reservations. Tickets: ABC, 982-8463; Knox Tickets, 656-4444.

SUNDAY, DEC. 2 “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be screened at 1 and 5 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Home Federal Bank is sponsoring the free screenings. Doors open one hour before each screening. Seating is limited to capacity. Moviegoers also will receive $2 discount coupons to the Holidays on Ice rink on Market Square, good Dec. 2-16. The UT Chamber Singers with the Farragut Presbyterian Church Choir, accompanied by the UT Chamber Orchestra, will present Handel’s Messiah, Part the First, at 3 p.m. at Farragut Presbyterian, 209 Jamestowne Blvd. Jazz for Tots, featuring jazz ensembles performing holiday songs, will be held at 7 p.m. at the James R. Cox Auditorium in the UT Alumni Memorial Building, 1408 Middle Drive.

SUNDAY-TUESDAY, DEC. 2-4 The Knoxville Nativity Pageant will be held at 3 p.m. Dec. 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 3-4 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Info: www.knoxvillenativity.com or the pageant’s Facebook page.

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Library adventures at CAK Grandparents Day

Mary Faith and David Enyart, author and illustrator of the Smoky Mountain Stickboy series, speak to CAK students.

The Christian Academy of Knoxville will host Grandparents Day Tuesday, Nov. 20. CAK students are encouraged to invite grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and other mentors to join them at school on this day. The Grandparents Day Program will take place in the Campus Center Gym at 1 p.m. Other activities are being planned in the Elementary School. Contact CAK’s Elementary School at 865-690-4721 ext. 100 with questions.

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One never knows what adventures await in the library. This was certainly the case on Nov. 1, when the Pre-K through 5th-

grade students, along with faculty and homeschool students, attended the first-ever author and illustrator visit to CAK’s elementary library.

CAK tops “Best Of” list Each year, Cityview Magazine publishes a “Best of” issue showcasing the best that Knoxville has to offer. For the second consecutive year, Christian Academy of Knoxville is on that list. In fact, after sharing the honor with other schools in 2011, CAK was the unanimous selection for best Private School in the Elementary, Middle and High School categories for 2012 with more than 120,000 surveyed.

CAK teachers Bonney Daves and Angela Mynatt won in the Best Teacher category. “I know the tremendously gifted individuals that the Lord has brought to CAK and how He has blessed our work,” said CAK superintendent Scott Sandie. “I give praise to the Lord and congratulate every employee for using your gifts for his glory at CAK!”

While cleaning out the library this summer, CAK’s new librarian, Adrienne Toro, found a book in a desk drawer. Toro took the book home to read and found a clue: a postcard from the author and the illustrator indicating their desire to visit CAK. “After reading the book, I knew it was one that our students would enjoy,” Toro said. “The story is full of adventure, culture, local history, safety and humor. Readers identify with the characters and build friendships through the pages of the book.” Upon further review, another clue emerged: the identification of the illustrator as a retired professor from Johnson University. Johnson University has a long-time relationship with CAK through the training of countless interns, many of whom are part of our current faculty. The final clue: their visit would be free! “That is unheard of,” said Toro. “All other authors and illustrators cost thousands of dollars for a visit. I knew then that this would be a good fit for our school.”

Dr. David and Mary Faith Enyart are the creative team of the Smoky Mountain Stickboy adventure series. There are two books in the series and another in the works. Mary Faith, a retired 3rd-grade teacher and the author of the stories, spoke about the writing process and facts and safety issues about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Enyarts are avid visitors to the Smokies and based their first book on Wears Valley. Their second book includes a visit to Cade’s Cove. David, a retired preaching professor, led students in a hands-on illustrating lesson. Those in attendance also enjoyed book signings, photos, door prizes and a purchasing table. More than $1,100 was raised through book purchases. The Enyarts said that was the best return they’ve ever had with a school visit. You can visit the Enyarts’ website at www. SmokyMountainStickboy. com. Their current books, “Rescue in the Wild” and “Thief in the Park,” can be found in CAK’s elementary library.

Accepting Applications for 2013, PreK-12th Grade! Contact 865-690-4721 ext. 190 or www.CAKwarriors.com for more information.

The “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” featuring former CAK family Mandy and Daniel Watson and the Restoration House will air 9-11 p.m. Monday, November 26 on ABC.

The CAK Arts Council is a parent organization that encourages and supports students and teachers in using their God-given abilities to reach their highest potential. The Arts Council Board consists of an elected staff representative and parents from each discipline of the arts at CAK. The council operates in collaboration with the art teachers and is under the authority of the CAK board of directors. Members receive a 10 percent discount on tickets to all CAK arts events and an Arts Council car magnet. For information about becoming an Arts Council member, visit cakwarriors.com/arts.


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Now you’re ready to develop a Holiday Plan Be realistic. Accept that your holidays will not resemble a Currier & Ives greeting card or a Norman Rockwell painting – and that’s OK. Your holiday can be anything you want it to be, so give yourself permission to do what you want, not what you think is expected of you. Make a list – really. Making lists can help you prioritize what needs to be done, what can wait and what can be skipped if need be. Do things ahead of time if you can, and don’t sweat the small stuff. People eat grocery store cookies just as easily as homemade cookies. Make a budget and stick to it. The only thing worse than

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In the beginning Put your lists to good use! Now that you have your plan and know what you want to accomplish – and more importantly, what you can accomplish – it’s time to get started!

Deck the halls Holiday cards: Enlist help from older children in addressing cards. Write one “here’s-what-our-family-has-been-doing” letter to include in the card. For more techsavvy friends and family, consider sending an e-card. It’s free, saves time and is a way to “go green” this holiday season. Cleaning: Clean only what is most necessary and save your deep-cleaning for after the holidays. With small children, make a game of tidying up and dusting. Put on some favorite music and have them “race” to complete a room before the song is finished. Assign a family member to wipe down countertops and sinks each day. It takes just a few seconds, but will save a lot of cleaning time in the long haul. If possible, you might want to consider having someone come in and clean for you before you put up the tree and decorations. Just watch the budget! Decorating: Sometimes less is more. Inexpensive candles of the same color and varying sizes, along with ribbons and bow used throughout a room, can unify holiday decorations. Make it easier for next year when you take down your decorations this year. For example, put each string of lights in a plastic bag and label it by location such

a tour of the “holiday lights” in an auto caravan. Finish the evening with coffee and dessert at a casual restaurant. Group outings: Gather your guests at the bowling alley, ice rink, theme park or indoor pool for out-of-the-ordinary entertainment. Order pizza or take advantage of the concession stand. Take photos and send one to each guest as a post-party favor. In-home: If you prefer in-home entertaining, co-op a “progressive” party with one or more of your friends. Each person invites an equal number of guests and shares all work and expense. Guests begin the evening with appetizers at one location, then “progress” to another home for the main course and to another for dessert. Food sanity: It is perfectly all right to ask family and friends to bring a dish or two to any holiday gathering. It is also perfectly acceptable to take store-bought cookies, cakes, pies and other goodies to office or family parties. No one will think any less of you. as “mantle.” Wrap each strand of lights Share the fun: Make celebrations a neatly so you are not spending valuable Don’t be pressured by the calen- team effort at work and a family activity at time untangling them next year. home. Children can do simple preparation Gift-wrapping: Get help with gift- dar. Leave the tree up a little longer. Posttasks and help with clean-up as well. Play wrapping. So what if others don’t wrap ex- pone a Christmas gathering until Dec. 27 some holiday music and make it fun! actly like you do? Use gift bags and boxes or 28, when guests are more relaxed and to save time, or have your children stamp travel may be easier. Need additional help Entertaining “to go”: If you don’t dealing with stress? Visit colorful images on plain gift bags or brown craft paper. For gifts to children, consider feel like having people over, take the party peninsulabehavioralhealth.org or out of the house. Organize a group to take call Peninsula at 865-970-9800. using the Sunday funny papers.

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Pets give thanks, too In honor of our furry friends this Thanksgiving, here are a couple of recipes that will save the life of a feathered fowl, but should also please the tastebuds of canines and felines everywhere.

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“Ballroom dancing is fun exercise,” said Carolyn Holden who teaches basic ballroom dance lessons at the Strang Senior Center at 2 p.m. on Fridays.

The Strang Senior Center is collecting new toys for Toys for Tots through Wednesday, Nov. 21. Any donations are appreciated.

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“There are a lot of movements that are done in everyday walking, so it strengthens those muscles to be able to keep an active, healthy lifestyle,” said Holden. “It also helps seniors keep their minds busy as they learn the dance steps.” Both singles and couples are welcome at the classes. Holden dances with each person to make sure the

Carolyn Holden, ballroom dance instructor Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com

steps are being performed correctly, and students also practice dancing with one another. No prior dance experience is necessary to participate. The Strang Senior Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving.

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Ingredients: one egg; 1/4 cup peanut butter; 1/4 cup cooking oil; one teaspoon vanilla extract; 1/3 cup honey; one cup shredded carrots; one cup whole wheat or white flour and one teaspoon baking soda. To make: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 6-cupcake pan. Combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, vanilla and honey in a large bowl and mix well. Stir in the carrots and mix again. Sift together the flour and baking soda and fold into the carrot mixture. Spoon cake batter into pan. Bake for 40 minutes, then let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Turn out

Kitty Crisp

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Doritos (not crushed); 1/2 cup Cheesy Poofs; 1/4 cup cooked but cooled green peas; 1/4 cup lettuce. To make: mix well. Serve on a big platter, preferably on a decoratively covered table or soft lounger. I can’t really speak for the carrot cake but I know my dog loved carrots, and he loved peanut butter, so my guess is it’s a winner. The Kitty Crisp, however, will be a huge hit with my cat Domino. She will probably snatch it directly out of my hand. Happy Thanksgiving to all living things.

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Lexie and Molly

Molly is a 12-year-old, fun-loving cat whose adoption fee is free during Adopt-a-Senior month. Molly can be seen at Young-Williams’ location on Division Street. Hours there and at Kingston Pike are noon to 6 p.m. daily. See all adoptable animals online at www.young-williams.org.

Dr. Sara Allstadt Frazier has joined the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine as an assistant professor of oncology. Frazier is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Her current research is focused on a certain class of drugs and their potential anti-cancer effects. She also works to identify new drug therapies that can be ad- Board-certified oncologist Dr. vanced into clinical trials. Sara Allstadt Frazier Photo subFrazier hopes to expand the mitted oncology clinical trials procine. She completed her resgram at UT. Frazier is a 2002 gradu- idency in medical oncology ate of Auburn University’s at the University of Califorcollege of veterinary medi- nia-Davis.

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NEWS FROM PROVISION HEALTH & WELLNESS

Casey Peer

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4 oz reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

1 stick light butter

1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt (for more moist brownies)

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

4 large eggs

1 cup Bob’s Red Mill coconut flour (OR whole wheat all purpose flour)

1/3 cup honey (OR agave nectar)

1 teaspoon stevia extract (liquid)

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/3 cup fat-free half and half

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush both sides of an 8” by 8” (or 11” by 7” for thinner brownies) pan with coconut oil, or spray with extra virgin olive oil cooking spray. Beat softened cream cheese with electric mixer until smooth. Beat in butter, vanilla, and sweetener. Whisk together dry ingredients. Add eggs one at a time to cream cheese mixture, and beat until incorporated. Add dry ingredients and heavy cream. Fold in nuts. Pour chocolate mixture into prepared pan, and smooth top with a spatula. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes for the wider pan, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, and top feels firm to the touch. When done, place pan on wire rack and cool completely. Cool pan of brownies overnight in the refrigerator. Slice into 12-16 squares, and serve. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container, or freeze cut brownies, individually wrapped in plastic and aluminum foil. Nutrition Facts per serving (makes 16 servings). 116 calories / 8.5 g fat / 4 g saturated fat / 13 g carbs / 6.5 g fiber / 7 g sugar / 4 g protein

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1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk

1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

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2 tablespoons olive oil

1/3 cup walnuts, chopped Parboil sweet potatoes (about 10 minutes). Remove the potatoes from heat and slice into 1 inch circles. In a mixing bowl combine coconut milk, ginger, maple syrup and salt. Place sweet potato sections into a baking dish. Pour coconut milk combination over the sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with coconut, drizzle with olive oil and bake uncovered until warm and the coconut golden, roughly 30-40 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with the walnuts. Nutrition Facts per ½ cup serving. 130 calories / 6 g fat / 1.5 g saturated fat / 17 g carbs / 2.5 g fiber / 4 g sugar / 2 g protein

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Fort Sanders Perinatal Center is super choice for surprised mom-to-be Brandi Renfroe of Halls and her husband, Jimmy, never expected to have a second child. For one thing, Brandi was taking birth control pills and, secondly, it had taken nearly three years to get pregnant with their first child. And being 41 years old put her in a high-risk category for pregnancy. But in December of 2011, Brandi found out â&#x20AC;&#x201C; surprise! â&#x20AC;&#x201C; she was expecting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because of my age, we decided immediately we would see Dr. (Perry) Roussis. I was overweight, too, and hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t started prenatal care because pregnancy was the furtherest thing from our minds.â&#x20AC;? Dr. Perry Roussis, medical director of the Perinatal Center at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, and his partner Dr. Gary Stephens specialize in high-risk pregnancy and delivery. Brandi was more than anxious about this pregnancy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My first reaction when I found out was absolute panic,â&#x20AC;? she says. But panic, wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the reaction of the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7-year-old daughter, Rylee. She had longed for a baby sister. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right before Christmas, she told my husband she had been praying for a baby brother or sister,â&#x20AC;? says Brandi, â&#x20AC;&#x153;My husband said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Honey itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to happen.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? But then, Ryleeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prayers were answered. Brandi held a video camera while Jimmy told her the good news. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Remember how you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get that doll for Christ-

Brandi Renfroeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high risk pregnancy with baby Reece was picture perfect thanks to the staff and physicians at the Fort Sanders Perinatal Center. mas?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Well youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to get a real baby instead,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? Brandi remembers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And she starts jumping up and down and going nuts!â&#x20AC;? Throughout the pregnancy, everything went well. Brandi did develop gestational diabetes, a common condition in which a pregnant womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blood sugar level gets too high. If left untreated, it can cause

problems for the baby and mother. Since she hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t experienced this with her first child, Brandi was â&#x20AC;&#x153;clueless as to what to do.â&#x20AC;? But a diabetic counselor on staff at the Perinatal Center helped Brandi rework her diet to control the condition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started eating healthy and taking care of myself as soon as I found out I was pregnant,â&#x20AC;? Bran-

di explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having a diabetic counselor was a huge part of my healthy pregnancy and delivery. They make sure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re eating the right stuff. I felt like I was getting the best care I could ever get.â&#x20AC;? With her diabetes under control, delivery went smoothly. Reece Aspen Renfroe was born August 21, weighing 9 pounds, 10.6 ounces.

Caring for mom and baby: The Center for Maternal and Newborn Health

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and East Tennessee Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital have teamed together to offer specialized care for moms-to-be and their special deliveries. The Center for Maternal and Newborn Health uses a multidisciplinary approach to the early diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of high-risk obstetrical patients and at-risk newborns. Our specialized physicians work together to determine the best course of action for mothers or babies in distress. Services include: â&#x2013; Ultrasound diagnostics â&#x2013;  Genetic counseling â&#x2013;  Maternal/fetal medicine â&#x2013;  Dedicated maternal/fetal coordinator â&#x2013;  Labor and delivery â&#x2013;  Neonatal intensive care â&#x2013;  Pediatric specialist consultation â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fort Sanders Regional is known for our expertise in managing high-risk pregnancies and deliveries,â&#x20AC;? says Fort Sanders

President and CAO Keith Altshuler. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This center brings our longstanding relationship with East Tennessee Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital to the forefront of our womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s services efforts,â&#x20AC;? adds Altshuler. When a woman has risk factors that can affect her pregnancy, it is important to have a physician who is experienced with complex cases. Physicians at the Fort Sanders Perinatal Center have specialized training in maternal/ fetal health. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We work with your obstetrician to determine the best course of treatment,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Perry Roussis, perinatologist at the Fort Sanders Perinatal Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each woman and each pregnancy is different.â&#x20AC;?

That working relationship between the patient and physician is important. What makes the Center for Maternal and Newborn Health different is the established relationship between the perinatologists and the neonatologists at Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are like old married couples,â&#x20AC;? laughs perinatologist Dr. Gary Stephens, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing for our patients. We work very well together â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as does our staff â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to provide information and tools to couples experiencing a high-risk pregnancy.â&#x20AC;? The center operates on a consultative basis with referring physicians, or can, in some cases, temporarily assume the care of that patient throughout her high-risk pregnancy. For more information about the Center for Maternal and Newborn Health, visit www.maternalnewborn.com or call 865-541-1122.

Brandi Renfroe recommends Dr. Roussis, Dr. Stephens and Fort Sanders to anyone, whether a high or low-risk pregnancy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All in all, it was an awesome experience,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was absolutely the best decision we ever made. The staff was unbelievable. They took such great care of me and Reece, and anything I needed, they got for me.â&#x20AC;? Brandi says she even misses her Perinatal Center visits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I looked forward to the appointments because everybody was so gracious and kind. They make you feel like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re their only patient. I would always leave with all my questions answered. I never felt rushed, or herded in and out,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt very well taken care of.â&#x20AC;? Now, several months after delivery, Brandi says she has another reason to be thankful. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the Lord had mercy on me because of my age, by giving me a baby who sleeps seven to nine hours a night,â&#x20AC;? says Brandi, who is back at work at Knoxville Heart Group, a cardiology practice at Fort Sanders Regional. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even if I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work here, I would have chosen Fort Sanders because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where Dr. Roussis and Dr. Stephens are. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re awesome as far as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m concerned.â&#x20AC;? For more information about the Fort Sanders Perinatal Center call (865) 673-FORT (3678).

W What makes a pregnancy high risk? â&#x2013; Mu Multiple miscarriages â&#x20AC;&#x201C; women wome who have lost previous pregnancies pregn â&#x2013; P Pre-term labor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when the mother goes into labor premamo tu turely â&#x2013;  Gestational diabetes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when the blood sugar level of the mother elevates during pregnancy â&#x2013;  Hypertension in pregnancy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blood pressure rises to abnormally high levels â&#x2013;  Multiple fetuses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; multiples place an added strain on the mother and babies, and require special skills to manage a pregnancy to term. â&#x2013;  Previous pregnancies with wit complications â&#x2013;  Health problems and/or a fam family history of genetic disorders in the mother order

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