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Miracle Maker Jim Bellamy could have been a comedian. He taught American history at Powell High School from 1952-66 and was principal at Farragut High School for 24 years, serving until his retirement in 1990. Sandra Clark recalls an interview she conducted with Bellamy in 2000. |

June 24, 2013

An unlikely place for a ‘wonderful’ childhood

See Sandra’s story on page A-11

Picnic in the park The annual West Hills Community Association picnic was held last week, and this year, information about new developments near West Hills was the appetizer. Shannondale CEO/president Bill Thomas discussed plans for a new rehabilitation facility west of Shannondale Health Care Center on Middlebrook Pike. The new facility would take 24 beds used for rehab patients from the health care center and add eight additional beds.

See Wendy Smith’ss story on A-3

‘Pass it on well’ “Pass it on well” is Anne McKinney’s watchword, her signature sign-off in speeches about wills and estate planning and on her YouTube videos. She has become as well known for public speaking as for her expertise in estate planning, tax law and wills and trusts, and she takes a lot of satisfaction in knowing that her audiences are vitally interested in what she has to say.

See Betty Bean’s story on page A-5

Greatest Vol ever? Children with orange interests and undoubtedly high IQs were frolicking in their forum sandbox. Surprisingly, they got semiserious long enough to conduct an informal poll – to determine the greatest ever football Volunteer. Of course Peyton Manning won.

See Marvin West’s story on A-6

Farragut play day Last week, the Shopper News interns braved the flood to enjoy a play day in Farragut. They praticed their golf swings at the Concord Par 3’s indoor facility. They enjoyed lunch at Lakeside Tavern and got a history lesson from columnist and historian Malcolm Shell. The day ended with a tour of WBIR-TV and a guest spot on “Live at Five at Four.”

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Bedford Peterson took this picture of what was called the Center Building at Eastern State Hospital in the early ’50s. He and his siblings hope the building will be preserved as the former mental hospital and grounds become part of Lakeshore Park.

By Wendy Smith Bedford, Larry, Ava and Carolyn Peterson grew up surrounded by friends that seemed like family and acres of play space. Their front yard had a swing set and a plastic pontoon boat they used as a swimming pool, and they were surrounded by adults who doted on them. It was a wonderful childhood, says Ava, now Ava Randolph. She didn’t know that growing up at Eastern State Hospital, which later became Lakeshore Mental Health Institute, was a unique experience. “I didn’t know these people weren’t normal,” she says. Their father was Dr. Bedford Peterson, who served as superintendent at Eastern State from 1939 to 1964, except for a short stint in the Navy. In those days, the superintendent was required to live in what was called the Center Building, and is now known as the Administration Building. The Peterson family lived on the second floor. The four siblings didn’t spend much time together, since Bedford and Larry were a few years older than their sisters. But all of the children had adventures on the

Larry Peterson, Ava Randolph, Carolyn Hutsell and Bedford Peterson got together last week to reminisce about growing up at Eastern State Hospital. Photo by Wendy Smith hospital grounds. Ava remembers talking an employee into taking her on a tour of the underground steam tunnels that connected the buildings.

When she entered the Peterson mule-drawn wagons that delivBuilding through a tunnel, her fa- ered items around the property. ther was waiting for her. But she remembers getting in Carolyn, now Carolyn Hutsell, had permission to ride in the To page A-3

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Thirteen current and former presidents attended the Knoxville Garden Club’s annual picnic: Carlton Long, Karen Smith, Jackie Lane, Lisa Smith, Anna Ford, Posey Congleton, Natalie Haslam, Nancy Siler, Candy Brownlow, Anne McWhirter, Martha McClellan, Mary Hugh Bedinger and Julia Huster. The club celebrated the centennial of the Garden Club of America at the picnic, which was held at the home of Lisa Blakley. Photo submitted

Picnicking at the park

The annual West Hills Community Association picnic was held last week, and this year, information about new developments on the outskirts of West Hills was served as an appetizer. Bill Thomas, president and CEO of Shannondale, was on hand to discuss plans for a new rehabilitation facility west of Shannondale Health Care Center on Middlebrook Pike. The new facility would take 24 beds used for rehab patients from the health care center and add eight additional beds. The expansion is needed because patients prefer private rooms, he said. Construction will begin in the

the west side, which is adjacent to West Hills. A greenway is also planned for the property. Wendy Architects from Thomas Smith Miller and Partners will bring a more developed rendering of the building to the community associafall pending zoning chang- tion’s July 8 meeting, she es and approval of the facil- said. ity’s certificate of need. Donnie Ernst, president Melanie Robinson, di- of Wesley Neighbors, asked rector of business develop- Robinson about the generment at Tennova Health- al health of Tennova, given care, showed picnickers a that employees aren’t currough sketch of the com- rently accruing vacation pany’s planned facility on days. She said that such Middlebrook Pike. The cost-saving measures are current plan has the emer- commonplace for publiclygency department on the traded companies, and decampus’s east side and a scribed Tennova as being medical office building on “in solid shape.” WHCA President Nib Pelot introduced special guests, including local office-holders, members of the Knoxville Fire Department, and critters from the Knoxville Zoo. ■

primer on matter and the components of an atom, Laurel waited in line for the chance to make her hair stand up by putting her hand on the machine. Afterward, I asked her if she learned anything from the science lesson. “Not really. That’s 4thgrade stuff,” she said with a shrug. There’s more fun upstairs in the museum’s Exploration Station, where kids can experiment with light, physics, and even robots. We took a quick tour through exhibits about atomic bombs, radiation and energy. Laurel thought it was too much information. I agreed, and noted that little of the information had changed since the museum opened in 1975. In spite of skipping the wordier exhibits, we spent two solid hours at AMSE before I dragged Laurel out, and

Anabelle Ambs, 5, makes friends with Rex, a savannah monitor, at the West Hills Community Association picnic. Knoxville Zoo Outreach Coordinator Louise Hargis brought Rex to the picnic. we could’ve easily killed another 30 minutes in the gift shop. The outing earned her highest recommendation. “If my friends asked me, I’d tell them to go.” ■

Dancers learn to set the stage

Summer camp gives dancers the opportunity to participate in all facets of production, from costumes to sets and props, says Lisa Hall McKee, artistic director of Studio Arts for Dancers. “They get to experience other aspects of dance, not just the weekly training.”

The studio hosted Sleeping Beauty dance camp last week. Campers divided their time between creating tiaras, painting backdrops, and, of course, dancing. Upper level students, many of whom participated in the camp as youngsters, assisted smaller students. The week culminated with a performance of scenes from the ballet “Sleeping Beauty.” The studio will host an African/Aerial Arts workshop July 1-3. Teachers include Obayana Ojanaku, who teaches drums at Vine Middle School. Info: 539-2475.

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Last week’s rain encouraged kid reporter Laurel Smith to look for indoor fun at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge. As Laurel threw herself into the brain teasers and puzzles at the museum’s entrance, I admired the photography of Ed Westcott and Joe O’Donnell. Westcott was the official Manhattan Project photographer, and O’Donnell, a U.S. Marine Corps photographer, documented the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. His heartbreaking photos are on display until July 28. No visit to the AMSE is No visit to the American Museum of Science and Energy is complete without experi- Molly Featherston, Sophia Shields, Elizabeth Walker, Lydia Parris, Maddie Claire Fathy and Mary complete without touching the Van de Graaff generator, says encing the Van de Graaff Helen Brobham rehearse for the finale performance of Sleeping Beauty dance camp, held last kid reporter Laurel Smith. generator. After a short week at Studio Arts for Dancers. Photos by Wendy Smith

‘Wonderful’ childhood trouble for riding on the wagon tongue between the wagon and the mules. That was during her cowboy stage, she says. “We kind of had the run of the place,” says Bedford, who lives in Nashville. The other siblings reside in Knoxville. While there were plenty of diversions, there were few other children. Friends didn’t like the idea of playing at an asylum, Ava says. Carolyn had one playmate who was the daughter of a hospital doctor, and her family lived in a house on the property that is now the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. They remember that Eastern State was remarkably self-sufficient. Patients grew vegetables and made their own clothes, and a cannery and a bakery were on the grounds. Patients worked at a dairy on another property that produced milk and butter for the hospital as well as Tennessee School for the Deaf. Most of the patients were from the country, and

they liked to do the same things at the hospital that they did at home, says Ava. “It was a city inside of Knoxville.” Dr. Peterson made several changes at Eastern State. One of the first was to have every straitjacket burned, says Bedford. Under his care, patients had a high quality of life that included diversions like dances and movies. Each Christmas, patients attended the Knoxville Christmas Pageant, and each received a gift paid for by the Rotary Club. Dr. Peterson also was the first to provide a camp for the mentally ill. He took patients to Camp Montvale in the summer. “Daddy was definitely ahead of his time,” says Carolyn. This was especially evident when he created the Therapeutic Village, which included cottages, a chapel and a tea room. It was the first facility of its kind when it was built in 1960. By 1953, the Peterson family had moved to

From page A-1 a house at the corner of Westland and Northshore drives. The environment changed in the 1960s when families no longer lived at the hospital, says Ava. She later became a nurse at Lakeshore Mental Health Institute. She determined her future career at age 5 because she liked the crisp, white uniforms and playing nurse to the patients. Dr. Peterson died in 1972 at age 61. His wife, Ava, is 101 and lives in West Knoxville. Now that the former hospital grounds will become part of Lakeshore Park, the siblings would like to see a museum built to commemorate the hospital. They’d also like to see their former home preserved. The Administration Building is over 100 years old, and the walls are over a foot thick, says Bedford. Ava hopes the gorgeous staircase and mantels will be preserved. “There’s so much that could be done with the place.”

Bearden High names scholar athletes of the year Bearden High School rising seniors Ryan Hammitt and Abby Lowe have been named male and female scholar athletes of the year. Both were selected based on superior scholastic performance among all of the school’s athletes, and both are members of the school’s varsity tennis team. Photo submitted

Eagle Scouts from Troop 451 Boy Scout Troop 451 recently announced nine of its members as recipients of the 2012 Eagle Scout award. Pictured are (front) Zachary Guyette, Garrett Sumner, Sean Dunn, Michael Gibson; (back) Jason Janow, Bryce Ewing and Chase Toth. Not pictured are recipients Tyler Ammons and Hayden Hayner. Photo submitted

government Pole congestion at Turkey Creek West Knox developer John Turley has been upset over the city’s recent installation of a traffic camera on Parkside Road at its intersection with Lovell Road at the Turkey Creek development. This is at the eastern entrance to Turkey Creek and only one camera at present is positioned to catch cars turning left onto Lovell from Parkside. Three poles have been erected for one camera, which has marred the visual look of the well-manicured entrance into the most successful shopping area within the corporate limits of Knoxville. In fact, an additional wooden pole has been erected where three poles already stand, creating pole congestion. However, Turley has proven one can influence city hall to back off an unwise and poorly conceived idea. In fact, Turley, through Turkey Creek Land Partners, spends $150,000 a year on maintaining the medians inside Turkey Creek. At a time when the city and council are struggling to enact a stricter sign ordinance, it seems odd, if not inconsistent, that the city is the sponsor of such an ugly scene with the main reason being revenue. This writer visited the site at Turley’s invitation and was surprised to see what had happened. Turley contacted Council member Duane Grieve who sent a strong email urging city officials to back off. In a June 5 email to Mayor Rogero, Deputy Mayors Bill Lyons and Christi Branscom, and Police Chief David Rausch, Grieve wrote: “Folks, the city needs to immediately correct the situation we have caused at the entrance to Turkey Creek!!! (his emphasis). “After much time and considerable cost, the developer (Turley) has spent to move the utility poles and upgrade on traffic light supports, we (the city) have gone and erected a wooden pole for an electric meter for a traffic camera and added two poles for the camera with an exposed line across the lanes of traffic. ... It is amazing with what we are asking our developers to do and then we, the city, erect something like this. ... We, the city, need to practice what we expect others to do. Do let me know when this will be taken care of and who will see the line is put underground.”

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To the city’s credit and as proof protest can work, especially if you have a council member leading the way, Branscom in a June 14 email to Turley said the line would be placed underground and the extra poles removed. All sides deserve congratulations for raising the issue of the eyesore and then taking remedial steps to correct it. Turkey Creek has been a financial cash cow for the city with literally millions of dollars in sales and property taxes generated annually due to its voluntary annexation 18 years ago. ■ Council elections in September and November will generate slight interest and low voter turnout (less than 10 percent) should be expected. Right now all five incumbents are likely to win re-election to their second and final term on council. No incumbent for mayor or council has lost re-election since term limits were adopted. ■ St. John’s Episcopal Church won a victory at MPC after suffering a setback in its quest to demolish the buildings at 710 and 712 Walnut Street a few weeks ago when the Downtown Design Review Board by a 3-2 vote turned down their request. However, MPC unanimously approved the demolition. The matter can go to City Council if appealed from MPC by Knox Heritage. This is the type of issue which City Council dislikes as it pits historic preservationists against the majority membership of St. John’s, which includes some of Knoxville’s most prominent citizens. Council members feel however they vote they will alienate important voices in the community. And five of them are running for re-election this fall. Council member Duane Grieve will be a member to watch closely as he is an architect, has well-articulated views and has often aligned himself with historic preservation. He has not stated his views publicly. Council members will watch his vote carefully and could be influenced by it if the issue goes to City Council.

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Thin field for City Council City Council members Nick Pavlis, Duane Grieve and Brenda Palmer will not be opposed for re-election this year. Nick Della Volpe and Daniel Brown will. All five incumbents are seeking second terms, and it was down to the wire last week as to whether any of them would have opposition. In fact, things stayed so quiet that Election Commission officials were wondering if they’d have to set up early voting. The uncertainty was settled when qualifying petitions from two challengers – Rick Staples, who will oppose Della Volpe in the 4th District, and Charles “Pete” Drew, who will run against Daniel Brown in the 6th District – were validated. So early voting will proceed as usual – probably. “We’d been waiting with bated breath,” said elections administrator Cliff Rodgers. “If we’d had no opposition, we’d have no early voting.

Betty Bean This has been a bizarre one, and now we’ll wait for the candidate withdrawal deadline.” Della Volpe could have two primary opponents if Carl H. Landsden, who didn’t have enough signatures on his petition, follows through with his application to run a write-in campaign. (Causing one to wonder how a guy who couldn’t find 25 voters to sign his petition could expect to win a writein.) Staples, howe ver, could run Rick Staples a vigorous campaign. He’s an employee of the Knox County Sheriff’s

Malcolm Shell talks excitedly about Admiral David Farragut while Shopper intern Paul Brooks, at left, ponders the story. The Farragut Folklife Museum has a great exhibit about both Farragut and the Civil War Battle of Campbell Station.

Strong enough Old people worry about kids. Will they be smart enough and tough enough to carry on? Many would answer no. Last week (as we write on pages 8-9 in excruciating detail) we visited the Farragut Folklife Museum with Malcolm Shell and 12 teens. Eyes widened when Shell told about the town’s namesake, Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, who was commissioned in the U.S. Navy at age 9 and by 12 was put in charge of getting a captured merchant ship back to harbor. “Those sailors probably thought they would toss that boy overboard and be on their way,” Shell said, “but Farragut brought the ship to port.” A painting shows Farragut directing a battle from high atop his ship’s mast. Sailors had to scurry up and down the pole to transmit orders, Shell said. It’s no

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wonder Farragut became the Navy’s first admiral. He was born at what was then called Campbell Station (now Farragut) and lived to be 69. His most memorable quote: “Damn the torpedoes. Full steam ahead!” We saw a torpedo (a small explosive with air pockets on either side). Shell said the British had seeded a minefield with them. A torpedo blew up under a ship, sinking it “in about 20 seconds.” The other ships looked to Farragut for direction: “Full steam (speed) ahead!” Ships communicated by

Office in the Programs Division under Chief Pete Garza. A 1988 Holston High School graduate, Staples left college at Tennessee State when his father was diagnosed with cancer. He later attended the University of Tennessee majoring in religious studies and sociology. He is a member of 100 Black Men of Greater Knoxville Inc., an organization that mentors young men who come from tough environments. He is an active member of New Hope Baptist Church and vice chair of education with the District Youth Council of the African American Missionary Baptist Church and a resident of the Alice Bell community. Pete Drew has run for office so much that an accurate count of the number of times he’s been a candidate is nigh impossible. He is a former Knox County commissioner and held the District 15 state House seat

for 8 years. He served as a Democrat from 1982-86 and as a Republican from 1986-88, when he was defeated in the General Election by Joe Armstrong. Drew moved to Nashville in 1990 to become a lobbyist for Tennessee Right to Life and then to Chattanooga in 1993, where he ran unsuccessfully for Hamilton County Commission and for the state house. Since returning to Knoxville, he has run, also unsuccessfully, for county commission and the state Legislature. Anthony Hancock picked up a petition to run against Grieve in District 2, but did not return it. The deadline to drop out is noon Thursday, June 27. The deadline to register to vote is Aug. 26. If the challengers and/or a write-in remain in the race, early voting will begin Sept. 4. The primary election is Sept. 24, and the general election is Nov. 5.

Daniel Brown, City Council member and former mayor, makes a point at a community forum at the Luke Ross Center. At right is Brown’s wife, Cathy. In the background is city Director of Public Service David Brace. Photos by S. Clark flags in the pre-radio era. The “flagship” went first and passed messages down the line. Several flags are at the Farragut Museum. I could have spent the day. Campbell Station: Most know it as an exit off I-40. But two years before George Washington was sworn in as president, European settlers had built homes at Campbell Station. Their name: Campbell. (Shell said settlers to the east were named Love; thus, Lovell Road.) Natives were not happy about the intrusion and a couple of Cherokee and Creek chiefs organized a war party of 2,000, marching from the Chattanooga area toward Knoxville (then called White’s Fort). It marched past the fortified Campbell Station at night, with neither the Indians nor the settlers aware of the others’ presence. The Indians massacred settlers at Cavett’s Station (near Walker Springs) and the 11 families of Campbell’s Station took a vote.

Would they stay and fight, should the Indians return, or would they flee? The vote was unanimous. The Campbells and their neighbors stayed. And the Indians returned home another way. Eleven families against 2,000 warriors. Back in the car, I asked two interns: Would you have been strong enough to vote yes? Both answered no. I didn’t argue with them, but I disagree. Nobody today is asked to fight Indians. But we are called to fight for what’s important and to defend what’s ours. Those folks at Campbell Station had walked into a wilderness to build a home and community. Of course, they would stand and fight. And so would my interns. They’re strong enough to protect their families, to defend what’s theirs and to lead our community. They would fight, too, if necessary. But it might be as Gibson Calfee said, “From headquarters, directing a drone.”

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Anne McKinney tackles divorce LAW DOGS | Betty Bean “When I’m Ninety-One!” Now that I’m older, losing my hair How the years have flown! Nobody is sending me a valentine Birthdays just make me want to whine But Power of Attorney and Living Will – I signed ’em, now they’re done. I picked who’ll decide What’s right for my hide When I’m ninety-one!! Now that I’ve found you, Can’t let you go; How my love has grown! Every single day you are my valentine So I’ll make sure that you will be fine: Power of Attorney, updated Will. You’re in them; now they’re done. But I will still need you; I will still feed you. When I’m ninety-one! (Lyrics by Anne McKinney; sung to the melody of “When I’m 64” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney) “Pass it on well” is Anne McKinney’s watchword, her signature sign-off in speeches about wills and estate planning and on her YouTube videos. She has become as well known for public speaking as for her expertise in estate planning, tax law and wills and trusts, and she takes a lot of satisfaction in knowing that her audiences are vitally interested in what she has to say. “I give speeches. I talk about wills and taxes and I give motivational speeches. And I sing songs.” She knows that the way she says what she says is what makes her unique, and in recent years, she’s become famous for something else, as well. “The first thing they ask when I walk in the door is ‘What are you going to sing for us?’” She’s been writing and performing parody songs for the Society of Professional Journalists’ annual “Front

Page Follies” for years, and in 2009, she skewered the newly-appointed treasury secretary (who had a bit of a shady history paying his own taxes) with “The Ballad of Timothy Geithner,” sung to the tune of George Gershwin’s “But not for me.” The song got more than 1.3 million hits on her You Tube channel, ladysingsthenews: “They’re writing laws on tax, but not for me; Enforcements to the max, but not for me: With greed to lead the way, I found more shades of gray Than any CPA would guarantee.” McKinney says that performing is therapeutic, something she does at stressful times. “Like when a tax cheat was put in charge of the IRS. I worked at the IRS – the Infernal Revenue Service – and when they audit, they audit every line of your return.” McKinney has a theory

Anne McKinney Photo submitted about why she does what she does. “This is why I’m really glad to be a lawyer – sometimes when people choose a profession, it’s not really a choice. They find themselves down a path and don’t even know how they got there,” she said. “I love math and I love words, but I’ve never been before a jury. What I do have is a talent for taking technical concepts and technical legal issues and boiling them down and helping to explain them to people. “And they tell me about the people they love and what they own, and I help them pass it on well to those they love.” A native of Oak Ridge, she is the daughter of the late Joe and Flo Zenni and has three siblings to whom she is exceptionally close – her brother Marty Zenni, who has a landscaping business in Andersonville; her sister Leila Lott, who has a business called Estate Solutions (and Leila’s husband, George, who is renovating McKinney’s home); and her sister Liza, who heads the Arts and Culture Alliance.

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McKinney is a graduate of Duke University and of the University of North Carolina College of Law. Her son, Rand, 11, is named for Ayn Rand, the Russian-American philosopher/author whom McKinney has admired for many years. “I’m a huge Ayn Rand fan,” McKinney said. “When I was in high school, I got mono, and the person I later married, whom I recently divorced, brought me “The Fountainhead,” and I got hooked. There was something about her philosophy that sang to me. When (the independent film) “Atlas Shrugged,” Part I, came out, I called my friends at Regal and said ‘What do I have to do to get that movie seen in Knoxville, Tenn.?’ They told me I didn’t have to do anything, because they’d gotten call after call after call…” McKinney saw the movie with friends with whom she went to dinner afterward to discuss it. She will eagerly await the sequels. “Rand’s philosophy makes a lot of sense to me. I endeavor to live rationally and purposefully and to make sure that, at the end of the day, I can say I’m proud of what I’ve done today,” she said. “If you live a life without purpose, you just float. “The unhappiest people I know are those who deny reality and have no purpose. They wind up with no self-esteem. And if you try to lie and cheat or steal, you’re going to wind up unhappy. Denying the truth has its consequences.” That brings us to the divorce. It came after 43 years of marriage to her middle school sweetheart: “Every year, the Oak Ridger picks a June Bride and Groom of the Year. We were that couple. We got married while still in college. When we were in our late thirties, we started try-

Anne McKinney’s “Divorce cake” Photo by The Blue Streak ing to have children. I had five miscarriages. On Jan. 5, 2002, we had our wonderful son, who is bright and funny and the light of my life. If I had known about my husband’s infidelity, I would not have my son, and that’s something I wouldn’t trade for anything.” The infidelity stung. So what did she do? She threw a party. The day after the divorce decree was finalized, she invited some 200 of her closest friends to a Brave Heart party at the Southern Depot (owned by Marianne Greene, who also has the Foundry at World’s Fair Park). She thanked them for their support and fed them shrimp and beef tenderloin and upside-down wedding cake that had kerplopped down on a hapless groom. She auctioned off her wedding dress and china for charity and counted her blessings, and of course she sang songs.

“Blessing number one was I found out (about the infidelity) when I was 63, not 83, so I still have time to have a good life. And I lost the 35 pounds I’d been trying to lose my entire adult life. And I have the relationship I have with my little boy. And blessing number four is I found out how many people love me. People sent me cards, flowers, bottles of wine. One neighbor walked to my house four nights in a row just to look me in the eye and tell me she loved me. “It’s like having your eulogy without dying. I just had no idea. I believe that some people are seed sowers and some people are reapers. “And I sow seeds. I knew that people come to me 5 years after they heard me speak… What I didn’t realize was that I had sown seeds of friendship too, and they came back to me when I really needed them.”





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Greatest ever Volunteer Children with orange interests and undoubtedly high IQs were frolicking in their forum sandbox. Surprisingly, they got semiserious long enough to conduct an informal poll – to determine the greatest ever football Volunteer. Of course Peyton Manning won. Most of the voters had heard of him. Some even remembered his claim to fame, halfway up a ladder, leading the Pride of the Southland band. Others see him on TV from time to time, in Papa John’s and Buick commercials. Some realize he still throws passes and sets records, even at an advanced age. It was a landslide elec-

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tion but there were other worthy choices – Reggie White, Doug Atkins, Dale Carter, Eric Berry, Al Wilson, Leonard Little, John Henderson and Carl Pickens. At one time or another, all played well. You do see where I am going? The tailbacks were missing from the ballot. John Majors, Hank Lauricella, Gene McEver, Beat-

tie Feathers and George Cafego are in the College Football Hall of Fame. So is Bob Johnson. He was superb but center isn’t a very glamorous position. Linebacker Steve Kiner is in the Hall. He was outstanding. End Bowden Wyatt was a rare one, Hall of Fame honoree as end and coach. Many great ones merit consideration. Quarterback Condredge Holloway was at least amazing. Tennessee wideouts were like wild geese. They could really fly. Understandably, most of the children have never heard of the greatest guard in Tennessee football history. Bob Suffridge, born

God’s Lamb

Cross Currents

Lynn Hutton

The next day (John) saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1: 29 NRSV) A picture sits on my desk, a place of honor that it has occupied, one way and another, since 1977. It is a black and white photo that appeared on the front page of the small daily newspaper in the southern West Virginia town where I lived and worked for eight years. The photo itself was taken by a friend, and when I went on and on about it, he gave me the original. Over the years, in various offices, many peo-

REUNIONS ■ Flatford family reunion will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Big Ridge Elementary School gym, 3420 Hickory Valley Road,

ple have asked me about it. The central figure in the picture is a lamb. He is standing inside a large metal pipe that is bent and misshapen, but its dark interior is the perfect foil for the lamb’s white fleece. There are barren, stalky weeds growing sparsely in the foreground, catching the light: a nice accent to the darkness of the pipe. Beyond the lamb and the pipe, in the distance, other sheep graze placidly. Maynardville. Bring covered dishes and drinks, along with family documents and photos to share and musical instruments to play. Bring your finest crafts, cakes, pies or breads for prizes. Info: Sherry Flatford Shinn on

The lamb is looking straight at the camera, with more interest than fear, I think. I have always had lots of pictures, books and important (to me) pieces of memorabilia in my office. Nothing, however, has sparked as much curiosity as my lamb. Many people have commented on it, asked about it, admired it. When I look at it, I usually see just a lamb. Occasionally, though, I see Facebook or email sherry@ ■ Central High School Class of 1963 is planning its 50year reunion. Any member of the Class of 1963 who hasn’t been contacted by the reunion committee is

in Union County, raised in Fountain City, was pointed in the general direction of maturity while at Central High School. Here is a clue regarding talent: The Bobcats of his time won 33 in a row. He was only 180 pounds but quick and powerful and fiercely determined. He supposedly blocked 29 punts! Suffridge became Tennessee’s only three-time all-American. Three times honored. Only. Ever. As a UT senior, in street smarts if not academic achievement, he won the Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy as America’s lineman of the year. Believe it or not, he finished fourth in Heisman voting. In 1950, the Football Writers of America put Suffridge

on their first all-time team. Robert R. Neyland, the general and coach for whom the stadium is named, said Suffridge was the greatest lineman he ever saw. As at Central High, good things happened in the Suffridge era at Tennessee. The Volunteers won 32 consecutive regular-season games. The Flamin’ Sophomores and the 1938 team went 11-0. The 1939 team didn’t permit a point. Wait, I remember now, that team lost in the Rose Bowl. Suffridge was gimpy and Cafego was really hurt. Southern Cal won, 14-0. In 1940, Suffridge and the then veteran Vols went 10-0 but lost to Boston College in the Sugar Bowl. There were no valid excuses. Bob was ticked. He

didn’t have much experience in losing. On page 18 in my second book, “Legends of the Tennessee Volunteers,” I said: “The proven formula for football fame is one part talent, one part toughness, at least a pinch of smarts and a burning desire to succeed. ... Bob Suffridge was richly blessed. He had more than enough of everything. “From a humble beginning, he fought and scratched every step of the way to the very tip of the mountaintop…. The multitudes cheered.” In this Butch Jones era of renewed respect for tradition, I say we should conduct another “greatest” poll and erect a Bob Suffridge statue. OK to put Peyton in bronze, too.

God’s Lamb, and the whole picture looks different to me. It becomes a parable. When I see God’s Lamb, I see the unconcern of the other sheep, the ewes and rams in the background who seem oblivious to the human who is standing in their field taking a picture of some mama sheep’s baby. That is when I see the lamb as vulnerable, alone, isolated. There are times in Scripture when Jesus – God’s Lamb – is like that little lamb in the old, beatenup pipe: vulnerable, alone, isolated. Just like the other sheep in the photograph, the others – Jesus’ friends and followers – were unaware of the danger gathering around him, unable to understand that he was

a marked man. When John the Baptizer called him God’s Lamb, did no one make the leap to “sacrificial lamb”? Sacrifice of lambs was part of Temple worship! How the disciples could miss the storm clouds is beyond me, but that is 21 centuries of hindsight, I suppose. But there is another aspect of lambs that gives us a different view of God’s lamb, a happier view. Last year, in the early spring, my daughter Jordan and I had occasion to visit the Biltmore House in Asheville. The tour included the vast grounds, including the barnyards. There, we saw young lambs cavorting, running at

full tilt and leaping onto the top of a pen, then bounding off to make another run at it, from a different angle. They moved as if they had springs on the ends of their legs! They were clearly having more fun than the tourists. We watched them with delight, enjoying their exuberant play and laughing at their antics. It was after that experience that I began to wonder how anyone who had been a shepherd – who had seen such frolicking – could ever sacrifice one of those delightful creatures. In much the same way, I wonder how anyone who had met Jesus face to face could have failed to see him for what he was: God’s own Lamb, the Savior of the world.

p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Cost is $25 per person with payment due Aug. 15. Make check out to “CHS Class of 1978” or to “Brent Thomas” and mail it to: Brent Thomas, 4841 Macmont Circle, Pow-

■ Central High School Class of 1993 will hold its 20-year reunion Saturday, Aug. 10, at Cocoa Moon. Payment is due July 10. Info: Christi Courtney Fields, 719-5099 or

asked to send contact info to:; or mail to CHS Class of ’63, 5428 Kesterbrooke Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37918. ■ Central High School Class of 1978 will hold its 35-year reunion 6:30-10:30

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Blance to play for Cumberland University Webb School of Knoxville running back/defensive back Aaron Blance committed to play for Cumberland University before graduating in May. At the signing were his parents, James and Angela; his brother, Caleb; Webb School president Scott The Bruno family includes Joey, Dani and their “miracle baby” Hutchinson; assistant footVincent. ball coaches Kevin Catlett and Jay Moore; and Webb Upper School head coach Matt Macdonald.

Faith through bad times leads to renewed hope By Ashley Baker

Dani Bruno always dreamed of being a mother, but the road to reality would not be an easy one for her. After falling in love at college, Joey and Dani Bruno were wed in December 2010. Shortly after their beautiful winter wedding, the happy couple decided they were interested in having children. A pregnancy followed, but they lost the baby to a miscarriage at seven weeks. Dani says she remembers the tears and despair as she had to say goodbye to her little one, and she and Joey began again. Soon Dani was pregnant. “I found out I was pregnant on March 24, 2012, and everything looked was good,” said Dani. “We were so excited!” At just over six weeks, however, Dani began to show signs of another miscarriage and was rushed to the doctor for an ultrasound. “We should have been able to see a heartbeat by then,” Dani said. Instead, the doctors could find no signs of a pregnancy. Ultrasound technologist Tina Harris found a collection of fluid adjacent to the sac, but it showed no signs of a baby. “These fluid collections can be associated with an increased risk of miscarriage,” Harris said, “especially if it is larger than 50 percent of the size of the gestational sac, which was the case with Dani’s ultrasound.” “There was no baby,” Dani said. “We had lost another one.” The doctor asked Dani to undergo several blood tests in hopes that future pregnancies would be sustainable. “They told me that it probably would not help for this pregnancy because it was too late, but it would give some answers for the next one,” Dani said. “And this gave us hope for a future baby.” Dani and Joey said their faith in God kicked in as they left the doctor’s office that day. “We decided that

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The Diamondbacks won the KYS 12U softball league championship with an 8-6 victory over the Angels. The Diamondbacks’ league record was 10-0-1, and its tournament record was 2-0. Pictured are (front) Julia Fisher, Sally Whitesell, Baylee Sparks, Maggie Sparks; (second row) Olivia Brooke, Margi Troxler, Sophie Pollock, Addie Hopkins; (third row) Taylor Phillips, Avalyn Ward, Alexandra Bobo, Chloe Arnwine, Sydney Zurcher; (back) coaches Terry Sparks, Bill Whitesell and Kevin Zurcher. Photo submitted


we had praised God in the ■ Glenwood Baptist Church Dangerous Journey to Share good times, so we would the Truth.” Classes for ages of Powell, 7212 Central Ave. praise him in the hard times 3 through 12. Info/register: Pike, 9 a.m.-noon Monday as well. The Lord is still 966-1491 or virtuecpchurch@ through Thursday, July 8-11. good,” Dani said. “On the Theme: “God Rocks! God way home, we decided that Rules!” Free car wash, 2-4 p.m. ■ Westgate Christian FelMonday; Block Party, 6 p.m. we would praise the Lord lowship Church, 1110 Lovell Thursday. Info: www.gleneven in our despair and that Road, 6-8:30 p.m. Monday or 938-2611. our faith wasn’t contingent through Thursday, June 24-27, Wild West VBS: “Mystery of ■ Virtue Cumberland Preson having a baby.” the Missing Key.” Ages 4 years byterian Church, 725 Virtue Family and friends surthrough 5th grade. Info: 392Road, 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday rounded the couple in 1101 or through Thursday, July prayer. Leon and Sharon 7-11. Theme: “Athens: Paul’s Dupeire, Dani’s grandparents, were so concerned that they flew in from Arizona to be with the Brunos. “They walked through it with me,” Dani said. By Theresa Edwards Two days later, in early The Hal-o-gram was a April 2012, Joey and Dani popular newsletter from found themselves in the ulHal McGregor’s Sunday trasound room waiting for a School at West Park Bapconfirmation that the baby tist Church which I wrote was gone. “I didn’t mourn for many years until Hal without hope,” Dani said. moved to Valdosta, Ga., in “The Lord knew what was go2003. ing on. And we kept praying.” On vacation, we caught The ultrasound machine up with Hal at Cracker displayed nothing short of Barrel. Here is an update Hal McGregor Photo by T. Eda miracle. The Brunos saw on him and his family: wards their six and a half week old wife Lilly (previous church embryo and heard a healthy secretary) and daughter laughing. heartbeat. “Dani’s second Recently he was asked Sally. ultrasound revealed a defiWhen they moved to to teach a Sunday school nite gestational sac, a yolk Georgia, Hal did not know class at Crossroads Bapsac and a fetal pole with carwhat he would do for work. tist Church in Valdosta. diac activity – 105 beats per “I wanted to give my life Knowing Hal, he does minute,” said Harris. “This away for Christ though,” not sit on the sidelines was very promising.” very long, and will be he said. The promise was fulfilled back in the saddle soon He did so as an accounas Dani carried the baby to tant and area director with doing what he loves to do, full term. On November 15, Fellowship of Christian teaching. 2012, Dani and Joey welSally married Stephen Athletes for about nine comed 6 lb. 3 oz. Joseph years. “It was great being Aldridge, a member of the Vincent Bruno III into the in the ministry,” he said. “I U.S. Air Force. “They are world. “His name literally led camps all over Georgia in Germany where he is means ‘more than a constationed on a three-year and South Carolina.” queror,’” Dani said, smiling. Last year Hal retired tour,” Hal said. Stephen is “We all had to be more than and enjoyed travelling in Afghanistan, so Sally conquerors.” with Lilly, “until we ran is visiting her parents in Dani said that as she cudout of money,” he said Georgia for a short while. dled her baby on delivery day, she remembered how the Lord had worked powerfully in her life. Through this little life that she now It’s what we do. held in her arms, she found God to be a miracle worker. “He saves lives,” Dani said. “I can only imagine how difficult waiting was for Call Dani,” said Harris. “Thank- ALG 1 OR GEOM TUTORING fully, everything went well 5 Key Concepts TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL during the remainder of PRIVATE LESSONS Since 1971 her pregnancy. I believe all $25/hr, $45/2 hrs pregnancies are miracles Rated A+ 742-9476 and gifts from God.”

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Rockets win league championship The Rockets won the KYS 9U softball league championship with a 9-6 victory over the Rams. The Rockets’ league record was 8-1, and its tournament record was 2-0. Pictured are (front) Meghan Oros, Quinn Flautt, Jennifer Lansing, Emma Kollie, Christine McFall; (second row) Lauryn Baker, Camille Graves, Natsuki Kashimoto, Bryn Lawson, Collins Campbell, Isabella McGaugh, Keely Overbay, Kailey Jackson, Jonathan Baker (bat boy); (back) Holly Lawson and Chad Baker. Not pictured is Trey Flautt. Photo submitted

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Lunch at Lakeside Tavern By Josh Mode

The interns and tour guide Malcolm Shell stand in front of the statue of Admiral David G. Farragut. Pictured are: (front) Lindsey Sanders; (back) Paul Brooks, Jackson Brantley, Gibson Calfee, Taylor Smith, Mitchell Zavadil, Madeline Lonas, Laura Beeler, Joshua Mode, Sarah Dixon, Roxanne Abernathy, Zoey Risley and Shell. Photo by Ruth White

Farragut play day Shopper interns carry on despite flooding rain By Sara Barrett A morning outdoors was scheduled for the third meeting of the Shopper News interns, but Mother Nature threw us a curve ball – or maybe it was a golf ball – and poured rain on the first half of the day. This didn’t deter the group from learning the ins and

outs of golf at Concord Park Par 3, and the rain only made for scenic entertainment during lunch at Lakeside Tavern. After lunch, a visit to the Farragut Folklife Museum with local historian Malcolm Shell shed light on the history of the town and its role in the Civil War.

The group continued with a stop in historic Concord to see the Chota No. 253 Masonic Lodge, its adjacent Concord Masonic Cemetery and the Olde Concord Gallery. Finishing the day with a trip to WBIR studios for “Live at Five at Four” topped off our adventures with a hole-in-one.

The interns were treated to a stop at the beautiful Lakeside Tavern in Concord Park near the water. I had never been there before, so I was glad to walk in the tall doors and see class and elegance, but nothing so fancy that you couldn’t be comfortable. We got our seats and received our menus and bread. After we ordered our food, we had some small talk and were able to talk a The beautiful view from the dining room at Lakeside Tavern in little to our guests Malcolm Concord. Photos by Ruth White (the local historian) and Jewel Shell. They told some exciting stories about early Farragut and asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. When they served us our meals, our eyes lit up! I had ordered fish and chips, and it was delicious. The scenery was almost as amazing as the food! I could look out the giant glass walls and see the mystifying lake and the grand yachts. We ate till our stomachs could hold no more, and we got to bond a little in the process. All I can say on behalf of every intern is this: if you want to eat somewhere that treats you well with a variety of food, then you should definitely head down to Lakeside Tavern in Concord Intern Taylor Smith shows off a talent during lunch at Lakeside Park today! Tavern.

Farragut Folklife Museum Without “insider information” from Malcolm Shell, the historical exhibits at Farragut Folklife Museum would not have been as entertaining. A picture of Shell’s father, Edward, hung in one display, which

Intern Zoey Risley receives instruction on proper technique from golfer Tucker Roof at Concord Par 3. Photos by

described his experience of learning about his son Joseph’s death in the war only after taking the message from a wire transmission. Other points of interests were personal belongings of Admiral David Glasgow

Farragut, including his own desk from his ship and relics discovered from the Civil War which were found with metal detectors as ground was turned for new developments around town.

Malcolm Shell served as tour guide at the museum in Farragut and stands next to a bust of Admiral Farragut to show the admiral’s height.

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Photo by Taylor Smith

One of many pieces of scrimshaw on display, carved on whales’ teeth by sailors. Pho-

Concord Park Par 3 A ‘snag’ in golfing By Taylor Smith Last week we visited Concord Park Par 3. Manager Tony Valentine and advanced golfers Tucker Roof and Keeton Susong from Bearden High School showed us the basics. With beginners and/or children, they start with the Starting New at Golf club (SNAG). Roof claims he gets

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many “baseball” like swings, and that is why they use the SNAG equipment before switching to a more professional club, “The Putter.” As interns, we haven’t had much experience; therefore, we stuck with the SNAG club. Players must remember to show respect and honesty while playing, we learned.

Bearden High golf team member Keeton Susong assists with summer camps at Concord Par 3.

other sports, and I’ve played just about everything.” KAJGA board member Larry Martin said the course is a great way for the entire family to become active together and usually only takes about an hour and 10 minutes to play through, depend-

ing on the number of players. “Just in time to finish and get home before the UT game starts on ESPN,” said Martin. Summer camp is offered for children ages 6-17 Tuesday, June 25, through Wednesday, Aug. 7. Info: 966-9103.

More from Sara: Concord Park Par 3 on Northshore Drive has been open since 1964 and is operated and managed by the Knox Area Junior Golf Association. Keeton Susong said he learned “the old way. “Golf is a lot harder than

The entrance to the museum features a bust of Admiral Farragut. Photo by Taylor Smith

BEARDEN Shopper news • JUNE 24, 2013 • A-9 An original Civil War period sign recovered from the American Steel & Wire Division of the U.S. Steel Corporation in Trenton, N.J. Cannon and gun barrels for the war were made there. Photo by Taylor Smith

The Battle of Campbell Station Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. The Battle of Campbell Burnside’s plan was to reach Station was part of the the crossroads first and move Knoxville campaign of the on in to Knoxville, while American Civil War which Longstreet planned to cut occurred on Nov. 16, 1863, him off and hold the crossat Campbell Station (now roads to prevent Burnside from reaching Knoxville. known as Farragut). On Nov. 16, Burnside Leading the battle were Confederate Lt. Gen. James reached the crossroads afLongstreet and the Union ter a long march in the rain.

By Jackson Brantley

A tent and living area exhibit from the Battle of Campbell Station. Photo

Just 15 minutes behind were Longstreet’s forces. The troops were tired, hungry and cold, but after the fighting had ended, the Union was victorious. More information can be found at the Farragut Folklife Museum at Farragut’s town hall. Info: www.

by Taylor Smith

The article outlining the death of Joseph Shell and how his father, Edward, received the message via telegraph. Also pictured are Shell’s dog tags and many honors, including the Purple Heart.

Farragut High School history, including this vintage FHS baseball uniform, is on display at the museum. Photo by Roxanne Abernathy

Memories of Farragut High School By Mitchell Zavadil

Local historian Malcolm Shell

Malcolm Shell’s father, Edward, was working the day the news of his son’s death came across the telegraph. Joseph Shell was killed in action during WWII, and when the message was transmitted, he first thought he would be delivering the sad news to a neighbor. Photos by

Being an upcoming sophomore at Farragut High School, it amazes me to see the spectacular history of FHS at the Farragut Folklife Museum. Farragut High was built in 1904 but burned down in 1906. The school was then rebuilt with brick. Additional improvements would eventually include a baseball field, and an auditorium that was added in 1938. If you’re a student at FHS, you know the auditorium chairs are not very comfortable. Take a

moment to imagine how the students in 1938 felt. There is a chair in the museum from the original auditorium. One of the school’s proudest moments was a visit from Ronald Reagan. The former president chose Farragut High School as one of only five schools in the country he would visit on a tour during his presidency. A photo shows Reagan with then-principal James Bellamy and then-superintendent Earl Hoffmeister.

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WBIR Studios

WBIR cameraman Eric Foxx has been with WBIR for 23 years and said he loves making the guests feel comfortable.

Madeline Lonas interviews Russell Biven on the set during a break.

Roll, Russell, Roll By Madeline Lonas Once an Alabama Crimson Tide fan, local celebrity Russell Biven now bleeds orange. The co-anchor of “Live at Five at Four” has been all across the South broadcasting and reporting for different newscasts. Biven graduated from the University of Alabama with a major in business. He started his career as a production assistant in the sports department at CNN

in 1991 and worked his way up to writing and producing segments for Sports Illustrated. By 1997, he was promoted to CNN Headline Sports anchor. Biven came to Knoxville in 1999 to be a news anchor with the WBIR Channel 10 News Team. He loves his job because of the rich stories he gets to tell, the amazing people he meets and all of the people on the set.

Biven not only makes his job look easy, but he makes it fun for everyone around him. His quick wit and ability to let things roll off his back help when the microphone isn’t working, no words are on the prompter, or he’s having to listen to people talk to him through an earpiece while he is talking. Perhaps “Live at Five at Four should be called “Lively Russell Biven at Four.”

Chota #253 Masonic Lodge is still in use in old Concord.

Driving through old Concord

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The Masonic lodge and cemetery

The interns were treated wonderfully at WBIR studios and made an appearance on “Live at Five at Four.” Todd Howell, Russell Biven and their cohorts welcomed the gang with open arms and answered questions between segments. A joyous time was had by all (including the camera operators).

The Shopper interns visited Concord Masonic Cemetery where we found many families represented among the graves. Interestingly, the Chota No. 253 Masonic Lodge is

By Paul Brooks

located at the side of the cemetery. The lodge was built in 1729, making it approximately 284 years old. While we didn’t go inside the lodge itself, we did meander through the cemetery and read a few headstones.

Olde Concord Gallery By Lindsey Sanders The Olde Concord Gallery is a great local place to view oneof-a-kind ar t work by local artists including East Te n n e s see native R ic h a r d Valentine Greene, who used to work for Dis- A print by David Green, a former employee at Disney. Photo by T. Smith ney. The gallery has also been a bank, a general store, A movie was shot in front custom framing. I would a barbershop, a butcher of it, too. Gallery owner recommend Olde Concord shop and even a restaurant. Janice Valentine also does Gallery to everyone.

business App happy in Bearden The 35 merchants who make up The District in Bearden say their new mobile app, created by the local firm Efficience for use with iPhones and iPads, and launched last December, has been a huge hit with their customers. “Our members were looking for ways to increase foot traffic and drive sales,” says Bebe Vogel, the District’s marketing director. “When Efficience talked with us about creating a mobile app, we knew this was a way to truly get into the hands of our current and potential customers.” Bob McClellan of M.S.

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McClellan agreed, “We felt that an app was going to be, in the future, the most direct way to communicate with our customers about events, new arrivals and general news.” Tori Rose, creative director at Efficience, says the sleek mobile app has been a big hit with the District’s customers. “They’re able to

A-10 • JUNE 24, 2013 • BEARDEN Shopper news easily navigate to locations via the app and find out about great deals and fantastic events. “The push notifications let customers know when new inventory comes in, so they get an exclusive look. One of the favorite features is the Gallery where customers can watch videos and flip through photo albums of venues, merchandise, art, services and more.” Info: 824-9379 ext. 33 or

Law firm’s growth spurt The law firm of Ogle, Elrod and Baril continues to add to both its staff and its downtown office space. The firm has occupied the seventh floor of the Walnut Building at the corner of Walnut Street and Church Avenue for several years now. Attorney Jason Baril says the firm has grown to the point that they have recently also taken over the entire eighth floor of the building.

Jimmy Hyams talks UT sports By Anne Hart Jimmy Hyams’ career as a sports writer began at age 16 when he hired on as sports editor with a biweekly newspaper in his home town of Natchitoches, La. He later spent 13 years covering UT sports for the News Sentinel before trading in his reporter’s notebook for a radio microphone and a spot in front of the TV camera, where he has con-

tinued to focus on his favorite pastime. A recognized expert on SEC sports in general and UT sports in particular, Hyams, who can rattle off statistics like no one else in his business, sounded like a walking encyclopedia of sports information when he spoke to West Knox Rotary last week. He covered virtually every aspect of UT sports

starting with football and coach Butch Jones. “I’m excited about Butch Jones, but Tennessee fans are going to have to exercise some patience,” Hyams told his audience. “He’s in the top five in the country in recruiting, and that’s what it’s all about. I predict he’s going to upset somebody we’re not supposed to beat this year, but I think it will be three years before Ten-

They now have a total of 23 employees – both attorneys and support staff. The firm’s big “give back” to the community – the annual free dog wash held at the Food City in Hardin Valley – will take place in July. Last year more than 500 dogs were washed by the law firm’s staff and volunteers. Details about this year’s event will be available next week.

Saneford is a graduate of Dyer County High School in Newbern, Tenn., and interned with Joseph while attending Jason Saneford UT’s School of Architecture. He has joined the firm full-time as an assistant estimator.

Joseph Construction Tools to help shape adds staff your small business Alex Roehl and Jason Saneford have joined Joseph Construction Company’s Knoxville office. Roehl, who grew up in Powell and graduated from UT, has been named an assistant project m a n a ger. He was formerly with Cope Associates ArAlex Roehl chitects.

In recognition of National Small Business Week last week, the Small Business Administration put out lots of material aimed at aiding small business owners and those considering starting a small business. Here is a bit of that advice: Create a road map. Start with basic goals and plans before forming a visual idea of what your business should look like. The road map will keep you on track as

nessee is a contender in the East Division.” Best of all, Hyams, said, “Jones gets what Tennessee is all about. He’s great at public relations. You have to promote and get people interested in your team.” He illustrated his point saying Jones has invited large numbers of former players to watch the team practice, something his predecessors Derek Dooley and Lane Kiffin did not do. In addition, Hyams said, Dooley and Kiffin “were just not qualified to coach UT football.”

Hyams thinks men’s basketball coach Cuonzo Martin “is going to get it done. He has a good class coming in, led by Robert Hubbs.” And as for women’s basketball: “I like what Holly (Warlick) did in her first year, and they feel good about their recruiting.” Hyams said the softball team, which recently took second place in national competition in Oklahoma City, “is one of the sports that will take off. They will eventually win the college competition.” He said baseball coach

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Dave Serrano “was behind the eight-ball when he came in, but I think he’ll do well.”

World traveler settles in were the property managers. Servants waited on her family hand and foot. She married and had a son while in India, but knew it was time to move “when the natives wanted the British out,” she said. She remembers a visit to the American Embassy in India when a riot broke out in the streets. She left the embassy to check on “Bombs are all her son who was with his falling, the Reds will Indian ayah, similar to be here; shaking with a nanny. The folks at the terror, trembling with embassy encouraged her fear; What can I do? to wait to leave the buildHeaven just knows; I’m ing until the riot stopped, down to my last pair of but she said “I knew the panty hose!” people there, and I knew – a poem Joan Vignes they wouldn’t harm me. I wrote after hearing an walked into the street and acquaintance complain the crowd parted because about inconveniences a woman was coming of the war. through.” It was a bit of a culture shock moving to the states “Each place is so differ- from such a lifestyle, said ent,” said Vignes. “You can’t Vignes. “We did not eat compare apples to oranges.” in the quantity people eat Vignes grew up on a jute here,” she said. Servants plantation in India where changed bed linens on a daiher father and mother ly basis for the white fami-

By Sara Barrett

When Joan Vignes talks about her younger years, it seems she hasn’t yet decided if those will also be the “good ole’ days” or if those still lie ahead. The 94-yearold has traveled abroad to many places and she has trouble picking a favorite.

Autumn Care resident Joan Vignes enjoys reminiscing about her days living and traveling abroad. Photo by S. Barrett

Joan Vignes (center) is pictured as a child with her sister Norma, right, and their “ayah” in India, who was similar to a nanny. Photo submitted

lies there, not on a weekly basis as Americans did. Once she got settled in America, Vignes worked for the New York Times and Metro-GoldwynMayer. She discovered a skill and passion she had

for writing “little ditties” about the war and everyday events. She still enjoys doing anything creative and loathes math. Still settling into her new place at Autumn Care, Vignes is trying to decide

what to do next. She loves a good game of Scrabble and has purchased several games to play with the other residents of the facility. The last time she played the game with her grandson, he won but, accord-

ing to Vignes, it was only because she was tired and wanted to go to bed. Now when he calls her he’ll ask if she’s ready for another round of Scrabble. “Only if you want to get cremated,” she’ll say.


PAD treatment has Clinton man back on his feet Billy Steve Lowe of Clinton is looking forward to going fishing soon. Lowe hasn’t been able to fish or do many favorite things since being sidelined by leg pain so severe, he could hardly walk.

Billy Steve Lowe is able to walk without pain after treatment for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) in his legs.

“My legs ached so much I could hardly walk anywhere,” says Lowe. “And my toes were numb, so I didn’t have any balance. I got bruises on my neck and head from where I fell trying to walk.” Lowe’s leg pain started gradually about four years ago. He tried to live with it, but eventually the cramps and the numbness in his feet forced him to retire from his job as a bricklayer. “I couldn’t get up on a ladder anymore, because I didn’t know when I might fall,” Lowe remembers. His family physician suspected that Lowe had peripheral arterial disease or PAD. “I had bad circulation. No blood was going to my feet,” explains Lowe.

His doctor referred Lowe to Premier Surgical vascular surgeon Dr. Christopher Pollock. Dr. Pollock says PAD is a common vascular condition that affects many people over age 50. Dr. Pollock “PAD happens when plaque builds up and blocks the arteries outside your heart. We see it a lot in people who smoke, or have diabetes and are overweight.” Although Lowe isn’t diabetic or overweight, he is a longtime smoker. If left untreated, the lack of blood flow can lead to numbness, gangrene, and eventual foot or leg amputation.

“I thought I might lose my foot because of it,” says Lowe. “My right leg had turned purple and the skin was cracked open in between my toes. I was in bad shape.” Fortunately, if PAD is diagnosed early, the condition can often be addressed with lifestyle changes, such as exercise and improved diet. If the disease is more advanced, the blockages can often be addressed with endovascular treatments. In an outpatient procedure called an angioplasty, performed at the Premier Surgical Vascular Center on Papermill Drive, Dr. Pollock used a tiny balloon to open the clogged artery in Lowe’s right leg. He also placed a stent to keep the blood flowing.

Lowe is thrilled with the result. “He did a real good job. My leg feels 100 percent better and my toes aren’t numb now. Walking is already easier.” Dr. Pollock is scheduled to do the procedure on Steve’s left leg this week. He’s looking forward to having the blood flow also restored in that leg. “I’m ready to get treated and then I’m going to go fishing,” he smiles. Visit or call (865) 588-8229 to schedule an appointment for a PAD screening.

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Jim Bellamy: difference-maker Farragut principal remembered

By Sandra Clark Jim Bellamy could have been a comedian. He taught American history at Powell High School from 1952-66 and was principal at Farragut High School for 24 years, serving until his retirement in 1990. Along the way, he was president of the Knox County Education Association and president of the Knox County Teachers Credit Union. Jim’s wife, Anna Bellamy, retired as vocational supervisor for Knox County Schools. Following his death in 2008, numerous former students wrote to praise him. They used words like “compassionate, dedicated, great leader, utmost respect, mentor, favorite teacher, always willing to listen to students.” One wrote: “His advice kept me from making a big mistake.” Another wrote: “He made a huge difference in the lives of so many.” His off-hand comment has helped me navigate the Scripps organization. “Don’t go downtown,” he said, “unless they call for you.” Our Miracle Maker salute this week is to an old-timer who made a difference. Hope you enjoy the story.

Sitting on the porch This writer interviewed James Bellamy in 2000 for a series on Powell residents called Allan and Hilda’s Back Porch. Here is that story: Jim and Anna Bellamy live in Powell and probably always will. “Powell is a real community,” Jim says. “My friends are here. Besides, my house is paid for.” Jim came to Powell in 1949 when his father, a Methodist minister, was assigned to Powell Methodist Church. Bellamy moved around as a kid. His father served 14 communities in his 42-year career. Bellamy went to school in Virginia. When he got a job, he was asked to teach Tennessee history. He had to learn the subject first. Jim loved teaching history. He remembers one field trip to Blount Mansion. The kids got off the bus, looked around with awe and asked Bellamy, “Do you own this house?” He laughs when he remembers his principal at Powell High, W.W. “Bill” Morris, a former superintendent of schools who had been beaten for re-election. Morris had returned to Powell High as principal, but he loved to teach history. “He would come into my class and say, ‘You go up and answer the phone.’ Then he would teach my class.”

Farragut High School principal James Bellamy with President Ronald Reagan and Knox County Schools Superintendent Earl Hoffmeister, circa 1984. Anna Bellamy also attended the visit but is not pictured. Photo on display at Farragut Folklife Museum

History of Powell Bellamy tells the story of the founding of Powell Station. It all started at Bell’s Bridge (near the current Weigel’s store on Clinton Highway). Let’s back up even more... After the Revolutionary War, great chunks of land were given to men for their service. They didn’t even know where the land was. In 1787, John Menifee received about 500 acres of land in what is now Powell. He came here in 1787 or ’88 and built a fort on Beaver Creek. Menifee was Speaker of the House of Representatives of the State of Franklin, later Tennessee. His fort was a refuge for the settlers from the Indians, according to a monument erected by the James White Chapter DAR in 1928. Bellamy takes an aside. “They always built on water, later on the railroad, now off the interstate.” Powell has been uniquely situated with a creek, a railroad and now a major interstate. He skips forward: After John Menifee was here for a few years, he sold out to Samuel Bell, the second resident of Powell, and moved away to Kentucky. He later went to Texas. Al Bell, who taught history at Powell High School before becoming social studies supervisor for Knox County Schools, is a descendant of Samuel Bell, Bellamy said. Samuel Bell owned 1,100 acres that went to the top of Copper Ridge. In 1809, the Methodists started camp

meetings at Bell’s Campground. Powell. You’ve got to say it right. Pronounce it “pal.” Everybody from around here knows that. “One day a Yankee came looking for Po-well. Nobody could find it and he left,” Bellamy said. Bellamy skips forward: The railroad came through in 1860. This was the next big change for Powell. Columbus Powell gave the land for the train station and they named it for him – Powell Station. Columbus Powell, who died without known heirs, built and lived in the house on Emory Road where George Gill lives, next door to Allan and Hilda Gill’s place. The first churches in Powell started at Bell’s Campground. The Cumberland Presbyterians came first, about 1832-33. The Methodists and Baptists followed, in the 1880s. Bellamy tries to explain the difference: The Presbyterians were a stately people, but the Cumberland Presbyterians were more evangelistic. They might have “shouted.” The Civil War divided the community because most East Tennesseans sided with the Union even though Tennessee had officially seceded. “We have no connection with Memphis. And we had few slaves,” Bellamy said. “There were more killings in East Tennessee after the Civil War than before,” because of the unrest. Bellamy said East Tennessee might have seceded from the rest of the state like West Virginia, but Andrew Johnson was determined that his home state remain intact. Powell changed again after World

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War II. “Oak Ridge changed Powell,” Bellamy explains. The scientists who came here settled in Karns and Powell, causing a boom in population and an influx of new ideas and people.

Teaching career How much does Bellamy miss teaching? Listen to some anecdotes (which may or may not have been uttered by Bellamy students): “Abe Lincoln was born in a house that he built.” “A horse divided will not stand.” “The death of Thomas Jefferson was a big turning point in his life.” And then there was the kindergarten kid who was asked to tell the class about his soon-to-be-born brother: “They talk about him and then feel my mother’s stomach. I think my mamma ate him.” And Bellamy knows little-known facts: The town of Clinton was originally named Burrville, but changed its name after the treason of Aaron Burr. There’s no word on whether another name change is in the offing. Bellamy has perspective: We’re in a computer world. In 1903 my grandpa died. He had never seen a car or a telephone. In 44 B.C., Julius Caesar died. He was carried by six white horses; in 1904, Teddy Roosevelt died. He was carried by six white horses. When we did this interview, Jim and Anna were all set to travel to Oberammergau, Germany, for the Passion Play. “They only do it every 10 years,” Jim said. “At my age, why wait?”

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CONTINUING DivorceCare is offered 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 8 at Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike. Those interested may attend any or all sessions. Info: The 17th Master Woodworkers Show has issued a call for entries to craftspeople working within a 200-mile radius of Knoxville. The biennial show will be Nov. 1-3 in downtown Knoxville. Entry fee is $65 for up to three works; additional works are $20 each. Deadline for entries is Aug. 1. Download an application at or send SASE to 17th Master Woodworkers Show, 4132 Rocky Branch Road, Walland, TN 37886. “Birds in Art,” an exhibit of paintings, sculptures and graphics celebrating the timeless appeal of birds, is at McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive, through Sunday, Aug. 18. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday (closed on July 4). A stroller tour for parents, caregivers and children will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17. A Family Activity Day will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22.

MONDAY, JUNE 24 Creating the Ever-Flourishing Company Using the Theory of Constraints, an interactive seminar led by Rami Goldratt, CEO of Goldratt Consulting, will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Center for Executive Education at the UT College of Business Administration. Goldratt will focus on how businesses can resolve complex management dilemmas and increase profitability by removing organizational constraints. Upper-level managers from all industries are invited. Cost: $825; includes course materials, breakfast, snacks and lunch. Register: http://execed. Tennessee Shines will feature Nashville-based, two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Kim Richey, British guitarist-songwriter David Clifton and poet Dawn Coppock at 7 p.m. at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St.; broadcast on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. Tickets: $10, available at WDVX and www.BrownPaperTickets. com. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6 p.m. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, JUNE 24-28 Burn, Baby, Burn!, a workout program for mothers, will start at 10 a.m. June 24 at West Hills Park; 9 a.m. June 25 and 27 at New Harvest Park; 9:30 a.m. June 26 at World’s Fair Park; and 9:30 a.m. June 28 at Turkey Creek Greenway (meet at the Pinnacle obelisk and fountain area between Chico’s and Loft). Kim Day Training’s one-hour program of cardio, muscle strengthening and core conditioning is designed to help moms bond with other moms and lose their baby weight while also spending time with their kids in strollers. Cost: $10. Info: www.kimdaytraining. com or 684-0593. A Musical Theatre Camp will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Studio Arts for Dancers, 1234 Rocky Hill Road. Participants will learn lyrics and lines to “Mamma Mia,” “The Lion King,” “Hair,” “Les Mis” and “South Pacific” and will make props and backdrops for an end-of-the-week performance. Cost: $200. Info: Lynn, 539-2475 or

MONDAY-FRIDAY, JUNE 24-JULY 26 Flying Anvil Theatre will offer theater camps 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for children at 1529 Downtown West Blvd. June 24-28 is musical theater, ages 6-17; July 8-12 is acting skills, 6-17, and playwriting, 11-16; July

15-19 is on-camera acting skills, 11-17; and July 22-26 is improvisational acting, 11-17. Instructors are working professionals. Fees range from $195 to $215. Info: www.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25 The eighth annual Fountain City Art Center Open Show will accept entries 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the art center, 213 Hotel Ave. All artists are eligible. Entry forms and show guidelines: 357-2787 or fcartcenter@ The show will open with a reception 6:30-8 p.m. June 28 and will be on exhibit through Aug. 9. Summer Library Club presents magician Mike Messing at 11 a.m. at Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. The FARM Knoxville Farmers Market is open 3-6 p.m. in the parking lot of Ebenezer UMC, 1001 Ebenezer Road. The Dixie Lee Pinnacle Farmers Market is open 3-6 p.m. at Turkey Creek (across from the theater). Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike, will hold a “Fast, Fabulous and Fun Food for the Fourth” class 6:30-8:30 p.m. Chefs Joseph Lowery and Karen Crumley and cake artist Regina Long will demonstrate quick and easy cold party-food ideas including small stuffed vegetables; red, white and blue verrine; rice-paper wraps; and Lady Liberty cake. BYO wine. Cost: $50. Register: or 922-9916. “Jazz on the Square” will feature the Marble City 5 performing 8-10 p.m. at the Bill Lyons Pavilion on Market Square. Free.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 American Red Cross, 6921 Middlebrook Pike, offers weekly information sessions on nurse assistant, EKG and phlebotomy training 10-11 a.m. Info: 8623508. Knoxville Writers’ Group will meet 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Naples Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. Members will read from their works in progress. Allinclusive lunch is $12. RSVP by June 24: 983-3740. Summer Library Club will present the Zoomobile from the Knoxville Zoo at 3 p.m. at Lawson-McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. The Orangery, 5412 Kingston Pike, will show director Tom DiCillo’s “Box of Moonlight” at 7:30 p.m. as part of its free Summer Movie Series featuring films shot or set in the Knoxville area.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 “Wee Labs: What Is an Insect?” – an entertaining, fact-filled, hands-on presentation by the East Tennessee Discovery Center – will be at 11 a.m. at Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road. Summer Library Club presents clown entertainer David Claunch at 1 p.m. at the South Knoxville Branch Library, 4500 Chapman Highway. A Patriotic Festival including a bike parade, sponsored by the City of Knoxville and OneMain Financial, will be 5:30-9 p.m. on Market Square. Judging will begin at 6 p.m. for best-decorated bike in the categories of family, adult, teenager, child 7-12 and child 6 and under (must be registered and at Market Square by 5:45). The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. and travel down Gay Street to Magnolia and finish at Gay Street/Union Avenue. In addition to children’s entertainment, there will be free live music by the Southern Drawl Band 7-9 p.m. Concertgoers are welcome to bring chairs or blankets. No alcohol or food will be available except on the patios of nearby restaurants. Ye Olde Burlington Gang will have its annual potluck and reunion at 6 p.m. at Macedonia UMC, 4630 Holston Drive. Anyone who enjoyed and remembers the heyday of Burlington is invited. Guests are asked to bring an entrée, side dish or dessert to serve eight.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 The FARM Knoxville Farmers Market is open 3-6 p.m. at Laurel Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike. Alive After Five at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park, will feature Big Jon and the Nationals 6-8:30 p.m. Admission: $10 ($6 for KMA members and college students with ID); free for 17 and under.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 29 Saturday Stories & Songs will feature Laurie Fisher at 11 a.m. at Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Saturday Stories & Songs will feature One World Circus at 11 a.m. at Lawson-McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. The Meadow Lark Music Festival will be 2-11 p.m. at Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave. Artists performing include Robinella, Cutthroat Shamrock, the Lonetones, Blue Mother Tupelo, Kevin Abernathy & Mic Harrison, Della Mae, the Barefoot Movement and WestWend. Tickets: advance $10 ($5 student), day-of $20 ($10 student). Purchase: http://, WDVX at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St., or at Ijams.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30 A free, plant-based (vegan) cookout will be 4-7 p.m. at 1717 Little Creek Lane. Registration is limited to the first 50 people; deadline is June 24. In addition to the free food, there will be a screening of the documentary “Forks Over Knives.” Participants should bring their own lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Donations accepted. Info/ register: or Kimberly Crider, 264-3894.

MONDAY, JULY 1 Tennessee Shines will feature Knoxville folk band Cereus Bright and Shakespeare on the Radio from the Tennessee Stage Company at 7 p.m. at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St.; broadcast on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. Tickets: $10, available at WDVX and www. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6 p.m. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free. Last live show until the fall season starts Aug. 19.

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, JULY 1-3 An African drumming, dance and aerialarts workshop will be offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Studio Arts for Dancers, 1234 Rocky Hill Road. Obayana Ajanaku will teach West African Djembe drumming. Takia Ajanaku will lead the dance class. Laura Burgamy will teach aerial dance arts including silk and lyra. Participants must be at least 8 years old; no experience necessary. Cost: $150. Contact Studio Arts for Dancers, 539-2475 or office@

TUESDAY, JULY 2 “Jazz on the Square” will feature the Marble City 5 performing 8-10 p.m. at the Bill Lyons Pavilion on Market Square. Free.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 The Orangery, 5412 Kingston Pike, will show “All the Way Home,” based on James Agee’s “A Death in the Family,” at 7:30 p.m. as part of its free Summer Movie Series featuring films shot in the Knoxville area.

THURSDAY, JULY 4 The Knoxville Writers’ Guild will have its annual open mic night at 7 p.m. at Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Participants must be guild members; those wishing to read from their works may renew membership or join at the door. Admission: suggested donation of $2. Info: www. The KSO 29th annual Pilot Flying J Independence Day Concert will start at 8 p.m. at World’s Fair Park. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s free concert will have a “Superman” theme and will feature patriotic songs and a 9:30 p.m. fireworks finale. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

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Congratulations to Webb School’s Class of 2013… National Merit Recognition

Advanced Placement Scholarship

■ 1 member of the Class of 2013 was named a Presidential Scholars Semifinalist

* From the classes of 2013 & 2012

Elliot Greenlee was one of 550 semifinalists chosen from more than 3,300 Presidential Scholars candidates nationwide.

■ 10 members of the Class of 2013 were named National Merit Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program competition. Of the more than 1.5 million students in some 22,000 high schools nationwide who entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2011 PSAT/NMSQT as juniors, fewer than one percent of the nation’s high school seniors were designated National Merit Seminalists, and even fewer were named Finalists.

■ 9 members of the Class of 2013 were named National Merit Commended Scholars in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Scholars placed among the top ve percent of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program competition.

Eighteen percent of Webb’s senior class earned National Merit Program recognition.

■ 12 Webb students earned a National AP Scholar Award National AP Scholar awards are granted to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on a 5-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

■ 56 Webb students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award The AP Scholar with Distinction Award is granted to students who earn an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

■ 17 Webb students earned an AP Scholar with Honor Award The AP Scholar with Honor Award is given to students who achieve an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

■ 25 Webb students earned an AP Scholar Award The AP Scholar Award is granted to students who received scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

Not pictured: Laura Letsinger

■ All 104 graduates were extended 355 offers of admission to 123 different colleges and universities, including: ■ American University ■ Auburn University ■ Boston University ■ Carnegie Mellon University ■ Case Western Reserve University ■ College of William and Mary ■ Colorado School of Mines ■ Cornell University ■ Duke University ■ Elon University ■ Emory University ■ Furman University ■ Georgia Institute of Technology ■ Harvard University ■ Haverford College ■ Johns Hopkins University ■ Middlebury College ■ Rice University ■ Stanford University ■ Swarthmore College ■ University of California, Los Angles ■ University of Chicago ■ University of Florida ■ University of Georgia ■ University of Kentucky ■ University of Louisville ■ University of Michigan ■ University of Mississippi ■ University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ■ University of Southern California ■ University of Tennessee ■ University of Virginia ■ Vanderbilt University ■ Wake Forest University ■ Washington University in St. Louis ■ Wesleyan University, and another 85-plus fine schools

■ Received more than $5.9 million in scholarship offers

Webb School of Knoxville… outstanding academic preparation to succeed in an increasingly competitive world and a graduating class worthy of great praise. WEBB SCHOOL OF KNOXVILLE • 9800 WEBB SCHOOL DRIVE • WEBBSCHOOL.ORG

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Former sun worshiper now preaches skin safety “I was the girl who lay out in the sun with iodine and baby oil to get a super dark tan,” remembers Terri Wheeler. “We didn’t even think about sunscreen. We only worried about how tan we got.” Growing up in the 1980s, Terri was part of a generation of bronzed sun-worshipers who knew little about the long-term, dangerous effects of the sun on your skin. “When I was a sophomore at the University of Tennessee, I ended up in the emergency room with my face so badly blistered from a sunburn that I had to have a tetanus shot,” says Terri. The 47-year-old now wonders if the bad burn could have planted the seed for the skin cancer she would develop decades later. It started with the discovery of a strange spot on her leg. “I was fixing dinner and had set a casserole on the table. I turned and saw a small black place on the back of my calf. It was about the size of a dime, but it looked very different,” she says. Terri’s dermatologist Dr. Robert Griffith biopsied the spot and called her himself with

“It didn’t dawn on me how serious this was. I wasn’t realizing this can kill you.” – Terri Wheeler

Since surgery to remove a cancerous skin tumor, Terri Wheeler is much more sun savvy. Terri is pictured with her husband, Skip.

Be SUN SMART: Cut your risk of skin cancer The sun’s ultraviolet rays are thought to be one of the main triggers for melanoma, although genetics and immune system functioning play a part as well. People with light skin and blond hair, or those who have many moles, are more susceptible. Those who have had serious sunburns before the age of 18 or a family history of melanoma also have an increased risk of melanoma. Here are some simple tips for preventing skin cancer: ■ Stay out of the sun between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ■ Wear sunglasses and a hat in the sun and wear sunscreen even on cloudy days. ■ Do NOT use tanning beds for any reason. There is no safe tan, no matter what advertisements say. ■ Check your skin monthly for any changes. Get to know your moles. Any new moles or ones that change color or size should be reported to your doctor. ■ Any mole that is asymmetrical, has an irregular border, has variations of color within it or is larger than 6 millimeters should be evaluated by a health care provider. ■ Any redness or swelling beyond the mole, itching or bleeding, oozing, or scaly appearance should be reported to a doctor.

the results. “He said, ‘This is melanoma’,” remembers Terri. “But, it still didn’t dawn on me how serious this was. I wasn’t realizing this could kill me.” Dr. Griffith referred Terri to Premier Surgical Associates surgical oncologist Dr. Paul Dudrick at Fort Sanders Regional for removal of the tumor. “Dr. Dudrick was so informative and explained that it was possible I would need a skin graft,” says Terri. The cancerous spot was removed during an outpatient surgery at Fort Sanders Regional. “The staff really put me at ease,” says Terri. “Everyone was so nice and explained what would happen during the procedure.” After the surgery, Terri finally came to grips with the severity of her skin cancer. “It wasn’t until I came out of surgery and saw that I had a three-inch skin graft that I re-

alized this was not something to be taken lightly,” says Terri. “If this skin cancer hadn’t been caught, I may have died.” Since her cancer scare, Terri is vigilant about sun and skin safety. “Now, I’m the poster child for sunscreen. I wear sunscreen and sunglasses to protect my eyes every day.” Terri now regularly checks her skin for moles and possible skin irregularities. And she visits her dermatologist twice a year for a whole body skin check. “I have learned a lot about how deadly melanoma can be. I guess ignorance was bliss,” she says. “It’s so important to protect your skin. Skin cancer can happen to anyone.” For more information about surgical options for melanoma at Fort Sanders Regional, call 865-673-FORT (3678) or visit

Self-exams can catch skin cancer early Skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer in the United States. In fact, there are more new cases of skin cancer each year than the number of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined. The most life-threatening and serious form of skin cancer is melanoma. Melanoma is a cancer of the pigment cells in the skin. It’s the fastest growing cancer today, especially among young people. Since 1980, the number of young women with the disease has jumped 50 percent. The sun’s ultraviolet rays are thought to be one of the main triggers for melanoma, although genetics and immune system functioning play a part as well. “Melanoma can be very treatable when it’s caught early,” explains Fort Sanders Regional surgical oncologist Dr. Paul Dudrick. “But it can also be deadly if it spreads.” Surgery is often considered the first step in treatment of melanoma. The procedure removes the cancerous tumor and tissue around the edges of

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the tumor. In some instances, lymph nodes might be removed if they are cancerous or to check them for cancer cells. In instances where the tumor is larger or later-stage, a skin graft or other reconstructive surgery may be needed for cosmetic reasons or to restore function. Post-surgery, patients

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may be offered chemotherapy to destroy remaining cancer cells or prevent recurrence. Dr. Dudrick surgically removes cancerous skin tumors from hundreds of patients every year. He says in many cases, people don’t regularly check their skin or ignore suspicious moles or sores that turn out to be cancer. “If we get someone with a bleeding tumor, they’ve usually waited too long for treatment.” Dr. Dudrick stresses the importance of a self-exam. “Check your skin monthly for moles or skin legions that are new, changing or enlarging,” he says. “If you have a dark, pigmented mole that looks different, don’t wait until it itches or bleeds. Go see your family physician or dermatologist right way.” If you are diagnosed with a malignancy, seek treatment from a surgeon who is experienced in removing melanomas. Being proactive and finding and treating skin cancer early will greatly increase your odds of successful treatment and survival.

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The can-do kid

Collin Greaser with his favorite instrument. Photo by Carol Zinavage

When 16-year-old Collin Greaser makes up his mind to do something, you’d better step back, because nothing will stop him.

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Carol’s Corner He runs distance races. He does yoga. He swims and plays tennis. He’s sung in a chorus. He’s doing well in school. He’s the greeter at the Fox Den Country Club pool this summer. And he’s a heck of a piano player. All this in spite of cerebral palsy. Collin, who is a rising junior at Farragut High School, has a mild form of the disorder; it affects the left side of his body. It was caused by a brain bleed when he was born prematurely (most CP onsets happen at birth or shortly after.) CP affects brain signals to muscles, not the muscles themselves. But the brain is capable of constructing new pathways. And Collin is a worker like you’ve never seen. He is the living embodiment of “if at first you don’t

Dad Eric Greaser, Collin, cousin Sean Sterling, granddad Dan Greaser, cousin Nick Sterling, and mom Robin Greaser after finishing the Reindeer Run in December. Photo submitted succeed, try, try again.” And the more he try-tries, the more he challenges his brain to keep up with him. He comes by the running honestly; his whole family runs distance races. In fact, his mom, Robin, just ran the Boston Marathon. She was in the finish chute chatting to Collin’s dad, Eric, when the first bomb went off. They thought it was fireworks. Fortunately, everyone came home safely. The races Collin likes the most are the ones in which the whole family, including granddad Dan Greaser, runs together. He also en-

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up and down the keyboard with ease. He does complex left-hand patterns that are tough for any piano student. And he thrives on all of it. The bigger the challenge, the more he likes it. His parents rarely have to remind him to practice; he is self-motivated and he’s at the keyboard every day. When asked what his favorite thing to do is, he says, “You mean besides playing the piano?” He’s performed in several recitals and is currently working on a list of pieces that he’ll play when he goes to visit his mom’s parents,

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joys regular runs with a group of friends. And he gives his mom a workout on the tennis court from time to time. The two of them are the best of friends and often go on shopping trips together. “I like to help her out,” says Collin with a grin. Then there’s the piano playing. When he first began lessons at the age of 10, he couldn’t press a key with any of the fingers on his left hand. He couldn’t manipulate the hand in any way. It seemed hopeless. Now, six years later, Collin plays two-handed scales

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who live in Raleigh. Unlike his other set of grandparents, who live in East Tennessee, the Raleigh grandparents aren’t privy to his day-to-day progress. Each year they can’t believe what they’re hearing. And this is his best year yet. His dad says that Collin was always interested in music, even as a baby. He’s an active and enthusiastic concertgoer. In addition to classical music, he also likes Selena Gomez, Christina Aguilera and Adele. He also loves movies and video games. Of course he

loves video games – he’s 16. It’s a requirement! Collin’s not sure what he wants to be when he grows up, but he enjoyed a recent class on business principles. So he may be out there shaking up the business world before too long. But he’s got plenty of time to think about that. For now, he’s enjoying the summer and looking forward to his junior year. And you can bet that, wherever he is, he’ll be tickling the ivories!

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Eddie & Debbie Perry Realtors (865) 414-9782 • 7317 Ridgeview Road, Corryton – 3BR/2BA. Large master with dressing area and skylights, 2 walkin closets. Large wrap-around deck partially covered. Above-ground pool with deck surrounding. Professional landscaping and wonderful view. MLS#844443. $199,900 197 Waverly Circle, Corryton – 3BR/3BA Cape Cod. Hardwood floors, crown moulding throughout. Master on main. W/I closets, mature trees, covered front porch. 100% USDA fin avail w/approved credit. MLS#845410. $159,900

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REDUCED - CORRYTON - This one has it all. 4BR/3BA, 2 master suites, bonus room, One master on main, large kitchen w/all appl. Over-sized closets, 2-car gar w/extra storage and work bench, also includes a Craftsman riding lawn mower and small trailer. Large deck, above-ground pool and fenced back yard for privacy. Hugh front porch with gorgeous views of House Mtn. $274,900 FTN CITY - HISTORICAL BEAUTY - 2-sty Victorian featuring architectural details & built-ins. French doors, Realty Executives pocket doors, 5 FPs (closed), claw-foot tub, covered porch, fenced backyard & much more. 5BR/4BA, 2 masAssociates ters, back-up generator, carport & 3-car det gar. $169,900


NEAR NORRIS LAKE: Property is within 1 mile to Big Ridge State Park and Norris Lake Boat Ramp. Updated and well-maintained home. Updates including vinyl siding, metal roof, water heater(4yrs), HVAC (1 1/2yrs), laminate hardwood floors, and much more. Large screened in porch with hot tub, 3rd BR was converted into a large laundry room with extra storage and several closets. Over-sized det 2-car gar w/floored attic. All on 1.85 acres. $109,900 JUST REDUCED - CORRYTON – Near county line. Well-maintained on level lot. Large screened porch, deck, fenced backyard w/privacy fance. Hardwood floors, cathedral ceil, newly painted. Large laundry rm, 2-car gar & much more. $129,900 MAYNARDVILLE - One-level home. Spacious & open floor plan. 3BR/2BA, maintenance-free ranch w/2-car garage on level lot, all kitchen appliances. Well-maintained and ready for a new owner. REDUCED $99,900 MAYNARDVILLE - This 2800+SF home is very spacious & well-maintained. Hardwood floors, ceramic tile, lrg sunroom, multi-level deck in back. Large master w/jucuzzi tub & sep shwr. Small horse barn & det gar w/ extra strg all on 1.75 acres. $239,900 WEST KNOX - 2900 SF split-level with several updates including NEW roof and large back deck. Open floor plan, large kitchen with loads of cabinets, den with wet bar in basement and detached garage with extra storage. Very convenient locations near Turkey Creek and Pellisippi Pkwy. $189,900 LAKE ACCESS - All brick ranch home feature 3BR/2BA, open floor plan, large master with jacuzzi, long covered front porch and more. Within walking distance to Norris Lake with deeded lake access. $113,900

For a complete list of available properties in your area contact Tammie direct. Cell/txt 256-3805 Email at or

REDUCED – Seller said it has to go! Must see this totally updated, all brick, 1-level home on a lg, level, landscaped lot. Updates include: NEW dimensional roof, bathroom vanities w/granite tops, toilets, floor coverings, water heater, gar door & opener, sec sys, front storm door. Freshly painted & move-in ready. Mstr BA is handicapped accessible. 8018 Phyllis Drive. $129,000 Call Beverly.

119 Dayflower Way, Maynardville – 3BR/4BA 2-sty, brick/stucco condo. 1 yr. old, 2404 SF. Open flr plan w/21’ ceil in LR & DR. Quartz-inlaid gas FP. Gourmet kit w/all upgraded appl, cntr island, eat-in breakfast bar, pantry, quartz counter tops throughout. Hdwd flrs, master on main. Lrg master BA w/dbl vanities, W/I closet, office, sitting rm, laundry rm. Tile & crpt, 2-car gar, covered patio. Corner condo. MLS#848507. $280,000

< PERFECT SHOWPLACE! Enjoy family living at its best. Gorgeous, all brick, 2-story w/a full finished bsmt. 4 or 5 BRs, huge rec rm & game rm w/coffered ceilings, island kit, formal DR. Mstr suite has hdwd flrs, his & her closets & an awesome new BA w/tile shower, granite dbl vanity. Huge covered deck w/wood ceiling leads to the new salt water, heated pool. So many extras to list include: 3-car gar, 3.5 ceramic tiled BAs, wired for surround sound, new covered patio off bsmt, irrigation system, fenced yard & a beautiful mtn view. $369,900. Call Jason.

122 Dayflower Way, Maynardville – 2BR/2BA condo. Open floor plan, cath ceil & skylight. Kit w/all white appl, oak cabs. W/I closets, master w/trey ceil. Split BRs, laundry rm w/new stacked W&D, carpet, tile, hdwd flrs, 2-car gar w/strg. Patio, 1334 SF all on 1 level. Priced to sell . MLS#832710. $129,900

Beverly McMahan & Jason McMahan 679-3902 257-1332


Deborah Hill-Hobby 207-5587

It’s the experience that counts!

CORRYTON! $224,900! 5.26 acres of pasture surrounds this updated farmhouse! 5BRs, 2 full BAs, Over 3400 SF, BR & BA on main, huge rms, great rm, DR, eat-in kit, office, den. Property is fenced for horses or cattle, outbuildings, beautiful setting. Level terrain. MLS# 847725

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COMING UMMER 2013 StartingSAt $89,900 S HOWN


CUSTOM BUILT & only 4 yrs old. Lg island kit, custom cabinets, pantry & breakfast rm. Formal DR, crown molding, huge fam rm w/gas FP. Cathedral mstr suite w/sitting area, WICs, Jacuzzi & sep shower. Huge bonus rm could be 4th BR, gated access to subdivision stocked lake w/ waterfall & pavilion. Area has a country feel but is so convenient to schools & shopping. $209,900 Call Jason.

A PPOINTMENT (865) 288-9288


HALLS! $100,000! A real dollhouse! Down payment as little as $400 w/approved rural development financing! 3BRs-split BR plan, 2 full BAs, vaulted great rm & DR combo w/pergo type flooring, pass-thru to kit w/refrig, fenced backyard, fresh int paint, newer carpet, 1-car gar. MLS #844495

HALLS! $294,900! 3398 SF! Brick beauty on lg level lot + adj corner lot is available for $35,900! Country views, 4 huge BRs & bonus rm w/sep stairway, 2.5BAs, sep LR & grand FR w/gas log FP, tray ceiling, french doors, Hdwd in foyer & DR & ceramic tile in wet areas, DR w/ french doors, eat-in kit w/island, mud rm w/sink, laundry rm, 3-car gar, huge deck. MLS #847059 FTN CITY! $89,900! Roomy ranch w/over 1200 SF! 2 or 3 BRs, great rm & DR combo, sunny eat-in kit w/ white cabinets, sep den or 3rd BR, 2-car carport, wkshp in bsmt, lg level lot in the heart of Fountain City on KTRANS bus line, walk to Fountain City Lake, shopping & dining. MLS #829149

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OPEN HOUSE – SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2-4PM 6229 OAK TREE LN – Beautiful custom French-Country beauty on 1 acre w/4100 SF. 28x18 outdoor den w/woodburning FP on cul-de-sac in area of upper bracket homes. $589,900 MLS#840430 7521 SCHOOL VIEW WAY – Very gorgeous condo with granite kitchen, wood & tile floors. 2514 SF. $208,900 MLS#804616

947-5000 Donna Beasley • 256-4678

6055 HIDDEN BROOK LN – Gorgeous brick colonial. Replica of the Davenport House in Savannah. Plantation shutters, cherry paneling & massive trim on 1.60 acres. $599,900 MLS#829151

5119 RACCOON VALLEY DR – New listing on 3 beautiful acres with extra large workshop/ garage & storage bldg. A-frame, ranch home. $179,900 MLS#847591 104 MIDFIELD DR, MAYNARDVILLEGorgeous, 2-sty home mins from Halls on 3 lots each measuring 175x100. Total 1.3 acres. 2-car gar + det 2-car gar & strg bldg. $234,900 MLS#849595

513 WESTBURY DR, CLINTON – Walk to school from this dollhouse with updated lights, paint and wood floors. $129,500 MLS#836908

7616 EMORY RD – Custom-built, 1 owner, all brick rancher on a beautiful 1/2 acre lot. 1 yr old roof, water heater & more. Immaculate! $124,900 MLS#835237 5614 COLLETTE – Totally updated with wood & tile floors, paint, kit appl, countertops & backsplash. Awesome-looking home & lot! $119,900 MLS#826590

715 CEDAR LN – Immaculate, 1-owner condo in beautiful Inwood 11. Private patio, close to I-75. $119,900 MLS#831529 1323 LUCY WAY– Nice, one-level condo w/new H&A. Fenced patio, open floorplan. Close to I-640. $103,900 MLS#805184 3220 BARTON ST– Emoriland Park on lrg, level lot. Everything is replaced or redone incl wood flrs, H&A, paint, cabs & more. $79,900 MLS#820712

B-4 • JUNE 24, 2013 • BEARDEN Shopper news


Getting past the past

Peninsula’s WRAP offers hope Victoria Patterson grew up feeling unloved and unwanted, with no stability and more than one abusive adult in her life. She remembers being molested at an early age. She remembers an uncle grabbing her by the hair and banging her head against a wall. She remembers being confined to a room and ordered to sit on her hands for hours at a time. She remembers being told she was ugly and worthless. What she doesn’t recall is feeling any sense of self-worth or ability. It’s little wonder that as an adult, Victoria found it hard to keep a job or maintain healthy relationships. A few years ago, Victoria made a decision to try a Vocational Rehabilitation program, hoping to learn how to make a living and stay employed. A counselor referred her to a program which does more than that. He sent her to Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) at Peninsula, a division of WRAP training at Peninsula helped Patterson Parkwest. WRAP, part of Peninsula’s take charge of her future by pursuing a Recovery Education Center, gave Viccareer in animal care. toria the tools she needed to build a life unhindered by depression and anxiety. Victoria Patterson WRAP’s goal is to get mental health to have healthy relationship with oneself. toria’s success. consumers to a point where they can Victoria is a completely different person “I didn’t have any have meaningful lives with fulfillhope or direction. today. With a steady job at a pet store, you’ll ing work and satisfying relationships. No plans. And I was just making it minute to find her interacting with people all day long, That leads to making a positive contribution to minute, not even day to day,” Victoria says. whether it’s helping a family pick the right society. food for a new kitten, giving a pedicure to a “Now I have confidence, a future and respect Put it all together and even a person who small dog, or giving a full spa treatment for myself, tools to mange my bad days once was in the depths of despair can find the to a larger one. She is a dog trainer and a plan to handle things if I ever way back to a happier, healthier life. and has managed training as a lose control.” “It taught me how to step back and recveterinary assistant, too. WRAP is one piece ognize my issues, how to manage them, and This young womof a recovery puzwhen and how to ask for help,” Victoria exan who used to zle that can be plains. “I use the tools I learned to manage my struggle to find joy solved at the REC. daily life, and then work on improving myself anywhere in life Jerrolds teaches and build a future that I can be proud of.” now finds plenty of a wide variety of Cathy Jerrolds, REC supervisor, explains classes, including it with what she calls that WRAP helps people take an active part in her “family of choice”: subjects like job readicontrolling how psychiatric symptoms and adher friends, her husband, ness and career developdictions affect their lives. their new daughter and a new ment. Those classes cover “WRAP is an evidence-based program and kitten. Simple things like reading, everything from resume writhas been shown to decrease re-hospitalization ing and interview skills, to finding swimming and even work bring unby as much as 80 percent for those who succomplicated happiness to each new day. out how disability checks may be afcessfully complete the course,” Jerrolds says. Jerrolds says the WRAP plan is suitable for fected by income and employer/employee ex“When symptoms flare or stress increases, we anyone who wants to create positive change in pectations. can often overlook the things we need to do in There are also REC classes that deal with the way they feel or increase their enjoyment order to get and remain well. WRAP offers a more personal relationship issues like bound- of life. way of structuring all of this information in an “WRAP is designed in such an organized aries, verbal abuse, communication and how easy to follow plan.” That’s been critical in Vic-

What is Peninsula Recovery Education Center? Peninsula Recovery Education Center (REC) is a place where people who struggle with mental illness develop their own programs to enhance and support their recovery. The REC, a part of Peninsula Outpatient Services, provides a place for learning and support with students and trained staff. Sessions are 12 weeks long. Classes meet five days a week, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Snacks and lunch are provided.

What is Recovery and how can I join? Recovery is a personal journey that demands attention and effort on the part of the student. The REC teaches four aspects of recovery: physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological. The REC gives students opportunities to be the guiding force in their own recovery. They are also encouraged to offer support and help facilitate recovery of their peers. You must be at least 18 years old to participate in Peninsula REC, and referrals are necessary. The REC accepts TennCare as payment. For more information about joining REC and payment options, call 865-374-7140.

and helpful way that it can easily be adapted to fit any circumstance life brings your way,” Jerrolds explains. “Once you have the basic understanding of the WRAP and how to use it, you can change the wording to fit an anniversary date of an emotional event, stressful family gatherings, physical health problems or work.” Jerrolds says WRAP is a program that offers hope and structure, and has been adapted for substance abuse, veterans, and even children and adolescents. After 14 years working in the REC, Jerrolds says she has seen many people’s lives change or improve. “People who have not had the quality of life they would like to have become alive, engaged and take charge of their recovery,” Jerrolds says. “I have been very blessed to be a small part of this wonderful organization’s investment in recovery, believing that people diagnosed with a mental illness can recover, lead full productive lives and be contributing members of their community.” Victoria has words of advice for anyone who may be struggling the way she was just a few short years ago. “Keep hope, and find at least two good things to say about yourself every day. There is always hope,” Victoria insists. “Love yourself because you are worth it. There is always a new day breaking and the future may hold untold joy.”

I cannot stay in the darkness, I must harness my ability to stay on track To grow and change, and never remain the same. It’s always darkest before the dawn But I’ve got a new song A song to sing loud and long “I Am Strong” Strong enough to make it, and I won’t break it Even if I falter, here and there, I am still going somewhere. (excerpts from the poem “A New Beginning” by Victoria Patterson)

Liz Clary named Vice President of Behavioral Health at Peninsula Liz Clary, RN, has been promoted to the position of vice president of behavioral health for Peninsula, a division of Parkwest. Clary replaces retiring vice president Jeff Dice. “Liz will be directly responsible for leadership and day-to-day administration for all of Peninsula Behavioral Health,” said Rick Lassiter, president and CAO of Parkwest Medical Center. “She will also provide consultative leadership for the Senior Behavioral Unit at Parkwest.” Lassiter notes that Clary has more than 30 years of healthcare administrative and executive experience in psychiatric and acute care. Her professional background includes operations, strategic planning, program development, fiscal management, physician relations and supervision, all with a strong value system and focus on high quality patient care and staff development and

Award, a top honor from parent company Covenant Health recognizing excellence among healthcare leaders. “Liz is a dedicated and compassionate leader who will step into the role with a zeal for patient care, said Lassiter. “We are blessed to have had the leadership of Jeff Dice, a visionary leader, and are equally blessed to have Liz step into this role with so much experience and ability.” Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center, is East Tennessee’s leading provider of behavioral healthcare services providing a complete range of mental health and Liz Clary alcohol/drug treatment programs. In addition to outpatient centers in Blount, Knox, Loudon and Sevier counties, facilities include Peninsula Hospital, support. Clary has served Peninsula Hospital a 155-bed inpatient facility in Blount as director of patient care services County. For information on Peninsula since 2010. In 2013, Clary was honored services, call 865-970-9800, or visit with the 2012 Buscetta Leadership

From something broken, something beautiful.


Like the view through a kaleidoscope, Peninsula Recovery Education Center classes help people see themselves in their best light and appreciate the value that they and others have to offer. For more information about Peninsula’s Recovery Education Center, call 865-970-9800.

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