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BUZZ Why Trump wins Count me among the skeptics who thought Donald Trump would blow over as a serious candidate. But after watching the debates and the early primaries, I finally get it. Donald J. Trump – casino-building, old-lady-evicting, multimarried, bankruptcy-filing wild man with three wives and five kids – is headed for the White House.

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Read Sandra Clark on page A-4

Brantley wants relief on towing Knox County at-large commissioner Ed Brantley apparently believes that when a citizen comes to public forum, asking for help on an issue, that someone ought to pay attention. This is an odd notion that surely will be squelched. For now Brantley’s trampled on a sacred sheriff’s office prerogative. Stand by to learn the outcome. It started when Paul Johnson appeared at an earlier commission meeting to complain that he got a towing/ storage bill for more than $500 after a Thanksgiving weekend wreck rendered his car undrivable.

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Spring plants It’s March and I cannot keep from noticing the subtle signs of spring. My star magnolia has bloomed, but sadly after two days the freeze got it. The jonquils will be out in a couple of weeks and hopefully will not get frozen.

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Scholarship to honor Mr. Stout Established in memory of Halls native and worldrenowned architect Randall Stout, the Randall Stout Memorial Scholarship is managed by East Tennessee Foundation for the benefit of architecture students enrolled in the UT College of Architecture and Design. Scholarship applications, detailed description and eligibility criteria are available at easttennesseefoundation.org. The scholarship application deadline is April 15, 2016.

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‘Academic mom’ By Carolyn Evans



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Posters of William Shakespeare adorn the walls of Valarie Cagle’s English classroom at Farragut High School. It’s the perfect setting to inspire a love of the written word, something Cagle works to do as an English teacher. Cagle, who has 16 years’ experience, has been named High School Teacher of the Year for Knox County Schools. Cagle was one of 182 educators from Knox County who were nominated for one of three Teacher of the Year awards. A teacher is chosen for high school, middle grades and lower grades. Teachers are nominated by their peers for their philosophy of teaching, contributions to education, community involvement and educational leadership. Cagle has taught at Farragut High School since 2001, and her methods have resulted in test scores that caught the eye of Knox County Schools administrators. The scores of her students consistently rank in the top three of all English I classes in the county’s 16 high schools and her Advanced Placement students have scored

English teacher Valarie Cagle at her desk at Farragut High School Photo by Carolyn Evans

high enough on Literature and Composition exams to earn college credit. How does she inspire students to love English class? She gives reading assignments, since “good readers make good writers.� And she writes with them. “Writing can be a skill, a hobby, an outlet for self-expression and discovery,� she says. Brooklyn Hutchison and R.J. Wade are both in Cagle’s 9th grade English class this semester, and they say her class stands out from others. “She makes it interesting, but yet hard at the same time,� R.J. says. “It’s challenging, but in a good way,� says Brooklyn. “She has a level where she wants us to be, and we can reach it with her guidance.� To page A-3

Business Alliance gets temporary funding By Wendy Smith After a workshop and input from citizens regarding town funding of the Farragut Business Alliance, the Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen (FBMA) approved $11,100 in temporary funding to allow the FBA to follow through with scheduled Rose Ann Kile special events over the next three months. At its Feb. 11 meeting, the FBMA tabled a new memorandum of understanding between the town and the FBA. The proposed MOU included three enhancements – expansion of the Shop Farragut program to year-round, the hiring of a part-time special events coordinator and funding for promotion of the town’s new brand − at a cost $185,000 for the

first year and $200,000 per year for the final two years. A modified MOU is in the works in response to community opposition to the proposed increase. Alderman Louise Povlin, who is also a FBA board member, began the discussion of the temporary funding by saying that while it would be legal for her to vote, she would abstain “to avoid any hint of impropriety.� She said it would be detrimental to the business community and the town if the FBA was allowed to dissolve. Resident Carol Christofferson said she would hate to see the town’s special events go away, but wasn’t in favor of spending money on brochures and advertisements. The FBA should be more concerned about filling empty stores on Kingston Pike, she said. That’s what the business alliance does, said FBA board president David Purvis. The leases

are complex, and confidentiality agreements require that discussions be kept quiet. Alderman Ron Pinchok said the town is trying hard to fill empty stores and expressed frustration with the perception that no effort is being made. Small businesses are attracted to Kingston Pike, rather than Turkey Creek, and they would benefit most from services provided by the FBA, said Povlin. David Freeman said there is a conflict of interest because the FBA, the FBMA and the Economic Development Committee have some member overlap. “People feel like this is getting too clubby,� he said. Rob Evans of the Village Green Homeowners Association said his neighborhood is concerned about an inability to calculate a return on the town’s proposed investment in economic development.

Brigham Thomas said another entity could do event planning, so there should be a bid process. She urged the board to vote no. Vice Mayor Dot LaMarche, Alderman Ron Pinchok and Alderman Bob Markli spoke favorably of the town’s special events. Four voted in favor of temporary FBA funding. Povlin abstained. Mayor Ralph McGill announced his appointment of attorney Rose Ann Kile to the Municipal Planning Commission. Povlin, the mayor’s former appointment to the MPC, took Ron Honken’s place as the FBMA representative to the MPC, so McGill was required to make another appointment. The board approved a bid to install LED lights and motion switches in Town Hall. A grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will pay half of the $57,545 contract with Broadway Electric Service Corporation.

Guilty: Even if somehow exonerated By Marvin West

The Title IX lawsuit against the University of Tennessee may bounce around in the courts for three or four years but the preliminary trial is already over.

Analysis The university, the athletic department in particular, has lost in the eyes and ears of the general public. The degree of presumed guilt varies. Those who know the least about the case think the transgressions are monumental. Officially, UT has a choice. It can surrender, pay big and make many changes, or counter-attack with hand grenades. Unofficially, macho types think they can prevail. Could be, but ‌ The barrage of media blows was staggering but not enough for an

  



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absolute knockout at home. The football Volunteers are almost sacred. They are also the financial engine of all UT sports, yea, even women’s sports. The Vols must win. I say scrub the deck as needed but don’t sink the ship. There is a mortgage. The university? Another big deal. Even though it seeks to be one of the best in the country, it is not so sacred. It consumes tax dollars, keeps raising tuition and spends big on diversity frivolity. This Title IX stuff is contagious. Better beware. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is currently investigating 204 cases of sexual violence at 164 colleges and universities. Even if this sizzling Tennessee lawsuit burns itself out, the heat was awesome. The orange image is scarred. There are alarming

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numbers of anonymous accusers. There are complications and conflicts. That some changed their story between then and now increases the smell of smoke. How bad were the hits? The Tennessean has been having a party. The New York Daily News went far beyond reporting the news. When a former Vol and a new Vol were arrested in the same week, the New York Post used the word “cesspool� to describe the football program. There will be a price to pay. Following the Missouri precedent, some “judges and juries� will call for the ouster of Chancellor Jimmy Cheek and athletic director Dave Hart. Their perceived guilt is lack of leadership. They were too quiet too long. A segment of the population long ago convicted Hart’s supposed view of women. Payoffs in gender

discrimination suits were proof. Strife over the Lady Vols nickname and logo was the final straw. Dr. Cheek has been as still as the proverbial church house mouse. Some critics will call for cultural adjustments, no-fault insurance for victims, no more excuses that “boys will be boys.� Women in men’s bedrooms at 3 in the morning shall be no cause for suspicion. Nobody will retain the right to ask “What was she doing there? Was she drinking?� Butch Jones faces a serious dilemma. He is praised for promoting law and order and even team dignity but is accused, under oath, of calling a player a traitor because he helped an alleged victim. Coach has denied the charge.

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Artist and Farragut Middle School teacher Gwendolyn Campbell-Johnson with one of her paintings. Loretta Lillard Bradley gets ready to greet guests at “Honoring Service and Talent,� a Black History month celebration at the Farragut Museum. Photos by Jonny Mocan

Artists, soldiers and friends gather for history celebration By Sherri Gardner Howell A day of celebration, reflection and learning – that’s the best way to describe “Honoring Service and Talent,� a Black History Month program at the Farragut Folklife Museum, located inside Farragut Town Hall. The scene was set as guests entered the door, thanks to the fantastic aroma of the hot hors d’oeuvres prepared by Beverley Hammond, a member of the Farragut Arts Council. The arts council, the Farragut Folklife Museum committee and the Concord Community Black History Month committee were responsible for the celebration. Loretta Lillard Bradley was the program coordinator, and she helped bring together an impressive display of original artwork, a time for mingling with friends and a program of history and reflection by William Valentine.

Carolyn Sinclair with the Farragut Museum Committee helped pass out programs.

Valentine, who was introduced by Cassandra Coleman, is a Vietnam veteran who does a presentation on “The Buffalo Soldiers of the American West,� which is a look at the first AfricanAmerican soldiers to serve during the peacetime that followed the Civil War. Featured artist was Gwendolyn CampbellJohnson, an artist and a teacher at Farragut Middle School. Also adding to the day was a welcome by Steve Stow and Vivian Varner and closing words by Loretta Bradley.

Jeremy Hammond and his daughter, Skye, came to celebrate Black History Month – and enjoy Beverley Hammond’s hors d’oeuvres. Beverley is Skye’s grandmother.

Enjoying the afternoon is Lisa McMahan. William Valentine gave a lively presentation on the Buffalo Soldiers.

           

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COMMUNITY NOTES â&#x2013; Everett Road between Union Road and Split Rail Farm Subdivision is closed for a road improvement project. Info: townoffarragut.org/ everettroad. â&#x2013;  Farragut Gun Club meets 6 p.m. each second Monday, Rosaritoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mexican Cantina, 210 Lovell Road. The public is invited. Info: Liston Matthews,

â&#x2013; Farragut Rotary Club meets 12:15 p.m. each Wednesday, Fox Den Country Club, 12284 N. Fox Den Drive. Info: farragutrotary.org. â&#x2013;  Tickets on sale for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shamrock Ball â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A FatherDaughter Dance,â&#x20AC;? to be held 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Farragut High School Commons. Tickets: $20 couple; $30 family in advance; $25/$35 at the door. Info/ tickets: townoffarragut.org/

 

register; Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. â&#x2013; The town of Farragut is seeking donations for the 32nd annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo scheduled for Saturday, May 14, at Anchor Park. Needed are: youth and adult spincast rod and reel combos in good working condition, fishing supplies and items to be used as prizes for participants. Info: Alden Rosner, arosner@townoffarragut.org 966-7057.

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Last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group of about 25 painters is looking for more participants for Marchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wine and Canvas event at the Yacht Club.

Tellico Village is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bliss-fulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; again Tellico Village has earned distinction. its fourth Bliss Award from To be honored with a Real Estate Scorecard.com Bliss Award, a community (RES). must first score high during the annual visit of RES representatives to the property. Over the course of eight weeks, community resiJohn Cherry dents are asked to access the RES website to provide their insights about where they live. ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BETTER AT In 2016 more than 1,400 TELLICO VILLAGE households offered opinions As in 2013, Tellico was about the community on the named Best Community in RES website. These reviews Tennessee and is only the are critical to winning the second of the almost 400 award and provide the RES communities annually eval- staff a unique look inside a uated by RES to enjoy this community from the very

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Butch and all other coaches rallied around the flag, cheerleader style. They said UT is safe and sound. Sam Winterbotham, tennis coach, said he hopes his four young daughters choose to attend UT. Football Vols were praised. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never been around a group of young men who were so respectful,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; swim coach Matt Kredich said. He was an honorary football coach during the 2013 Orange and White Game. Beth Alford-Sullivan, director of track and field, said much the same. Her teams share indoor training facilities with football. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a huge amount of respect and a huge amount of care for each other.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Holly Warlick, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball coach, defended the entire athletic department. Of course some of her players go to parties with football players. They are friends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just tell them, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You have to make the right choices.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Holly has cautioned her players not to walk alone at night, as if cavemen were hiding in the bushes. The threat, if there is one, is social interaction with loose or no boundaries.

people who live there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To all the residents who participated again this year, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to add my thanks,â&#x20AC;? said Winston Blazer, Tellico Village Property Owners Association general manager. Blazer noted the community is being featured in a sizable public relations push conducted by RES on all the Bliss Award winners. Similar to past years, Tellico Village will again receive significant exposure on the RES website throughout 2016. The site attracts upward of 300,000 unique visits annually.

Ah, but the culture is described as healthy. It will, nevertheless, undergo inspection. There will be other studies. One will conclude that criminal accusations should be investigated by real detectives, not committees. Even if a court finds the complaints are exaggerated, no way the university comes completely clean. Title IX is about womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rights. There is no ceiling. The military front row in ground warfare, the right to be blown to pieces or captured and tortured unmercifully, was the ultimate victory for women. They, too, are Marines. Equal pay and proper respect are kid stuff. In the lawsuit, the university is blamed for enabling an environment of bad behavior. The disciplinary system is said to favor athletes. Administrators are accused of deliberate indifference. The suit seeks to remedy all ills, starting with the Tennessee Uniform Administrative Procedure Act, applicable to many institutions. The 1982 legislative idea was to assure due process. In reality, it is slow. The suit says protection of football came at any cost, even when the charge was rape. Rape is bad. So is premeditated lynching. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have a real trial.

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Cagleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own career began as a writer. She says she fell in love with writing in high school and went to the University of Tennessee to major in English with a concentration in technical writing. After working for several years as a technical writer and editor in Oak Ridge and seeing a pattern of writing problems among employees there, she decided to become a teacher. She wanted to teach the mechanics of writing, but she also wanted to instill a love of writing. Since becoming a classroom teacher, she has found her own style. Her approach is based on the classical notion of â&#x20AC;&#x153;pedagogyâ&#x20AC;? or leading a child to education. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Long before I became a parent to my own son,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt called to parent othersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; children as an English teacher. When learning grows uncomfortable, I remind my students that I am their academic mom.â&#x20AC;? She concentrates on good content and practices, but always asks herself â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is this best for the kids?â&#x20AC;? If she could give any advice to new teachers, it would be to be prepared, be able to adjust and choose

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Alan Hart, Tellico Village Property Owners board president, accepts the recognition of the Hiwassee Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Hoisting the flag are Fred Underdown and Col. Don Edmunds Jr. (USAF retired).

The Tellico Village Property Owners Association was recently recognized for flying nine American Flags in different neighborhoods throughout Tellico Village. The local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution awarded a Flag Certificate to the TVPOA, certifying they met the requirements for the recognition. The honor is bestowed on â&#x20AC;&#x153;individuals, companies and government agencies that fly the United States flag for patriotic purposes

only,â&#x20AC;? according to SAR guidelines. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;flag must be displayed correctly and flown voluntarily.â&#x20AC;? The post office or courthouse are required to fly the flag and thus would not be eligible for the recognition. Jeff Gagley, public works director, takes personal pride in ensuring the Villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flags are displayed properly, in good shape and in accordance with state and federal flag guidelines. The association also provides drop off boxes for unserviceable flags at several locations throughout the community. Many thanks to the Hiwassee Chapter of the

joy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Attitude is what you can control,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Attitude affects you and your students.â&#x20AC;? Farragut High School principal Stephanie Thompson was enthusiastic about recommending Cagle as the Teacher of the Year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Providing leadership to her colleagues, teaching and loving her students at a high level and gracefully creating a

strong collaborative culture during the constantly changing educational initiatives make (Valarie) Cagle â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Learn How to Love the one of the most valuable Foods That Love You Back!â&#x20AC;? educators at Farragut High 6 p.m. Monday, March 7, Take Charge Fitness Program, 1921 School,â&#x20AC;? she says. N. Charles Seivers Blvd., ClinOther winners are Jeston. Speaker: Camille Watson, sica Stewart from Christenholistic health coach. Free berry Elementary School and open to the public. Info: for lower grades and Jill 457-8237. Gill from Ritta Elementary School for middle grades.

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A splash of vino and paint

A new fad has taken hold at the Tellico Village Yacht Club. Last month a Wine and Canvas event was wellattended and enjoyed by all. The next event is 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the Yacht Club. Sign up, show up and paint! Art supplies are provided with step-by-step instruction. Register online at w w w.wineandcanvas.com or call 865-356-9179.

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Jani Trupovnieks: International salesman When you know a thousand former Volunteers, the stack of stories never ends â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who they really are, where they have been, what they are doing. We remember Curt Watson as an elite Navy pilot with the Blue Angels. David Allen remains a famous urologist. Alan Duncan became a missionary. Tim Townes, who chairs the of University of Alabama-Birmingham Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, is still chasing a cure for sickle-cell disease. Vol for Life Jani Trupovnieks is an international salesman. That is the benign tip of an unbelievable trip. Jani sells high-pressure reverse osmosis equipment

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that changes bad water into good. Since 2010, he has represented Aqua-Chem Global Water Solutions of Knoxville. His customers include major oil companies, cruise lines, municipalities (city of Vladivostok, Russia, for example), Caribbean islands and even the government of Kuwait. Jani works some of the circuit he traveled for 15 years when he sold boats for Sea Ray. Water is the connecting link.

Before that, Trupovnieks was an offensive tackle, 6-8 and 260, for the Vols, 198081. He finished his degree, had a very brief fling with the Oakland Raiders and faced the real world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I sent out 400 resumes. Sea Ray was first to respond. I had a connection. My parents had moved to Knoxville and bought a house from a company executive. It just took six months of pestering Sea Ray for them to hire me.â&#x20AC;? He helped build boats until the company posted an opening in international sales. It just took six more months of â&#x20AC;&#x153;pesteringâ&#x20AC;? management for the chance to move up. That job took Jani so many places, he lost count. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Something more than

50 countries, seeing some of the most unbelievable places, meeting some fascinating people and experiencing some thrills of a lifetime.â&#x20AC;? He took a 22-foot speed boat from Marbella, Spain, over to Gibraltar. He walked the streets of Amsterdam. He skied in Norway in subzero weather. A stiff breeze somehow turned his lift chair upside down. Exciting, very exciting. Jani made it to Moscow and walked through the Kremlin. In Rome, he saw St. Peters Square and the Vatican. In Berlin he visited Checkpoint Charlie. He was treated like royalty when he introduced Sea Rays into Finland. The boats and the country were a perfect match. He went boating along

the coast of France, from Cannes to San Tropez. He saw Monaco. He drove on the Autobahn. He visited his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthplace in Latvia, and his motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in East Germany. He met relatives for the first time. There were none in America. Jani accumulated many rewards for commercial air miles, enough to fly his motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family to the U.S. (first class) for her 70th birthday party. Trupovnieks had a private jet for a three-week sales trip to South America. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stay long in Venezuela. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were awakened by our pilots and told we must depart immediately due to a coup. I remember slipping out the back door of the hotel, rushing to the airport and running to the plane. It was already on the runway at 3 a.m.â&#x20AC;? Jani was a big man long

before all that. He looks trim enough at 320 but economy airline seats are a tight fit. He once survived 17 hours in coach, from Chicago to Abu Dhabi. He says hotel beds in Japan are a little problem. So was a dental chair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I lost a filling. My interpreter helped find a dentist. The office reminded me of a big doll house. I knew I was in trouble when I sat down and my hands felt the floor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was sedated. When I awoke, at least 10 people were looking in my mouth. Obviously I could not understand a word they were saying. My interpreter interpreted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Look at the size of those molars.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Next week: The rest of the story, background, time as Vol, bumping into Rhonda Brimer. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is westwest6@netzero.com

Brantley wants relief for towing customers By Sandra Clark Knox County at-large commissioner Ed Brantley apparently believes that when a citizen comes to public forum, asking for help on an issue, that someone ought to pay attention. This is an odd notion that surely will be squelched. For now Brantleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trampled on a sacred sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office prerogative. Stand by to learn the outcome. It started when Paul Johnson appeared at an earlier commission meeting to complain that he got a towing/storage bill for more than $500 after a Thanksgiving weekend wreck rendered his car undrivable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tried to call my insurance agency, but they were closed for the holiday. So the county (deputy) called a wrecker. For a 15-mile

tow, the bill was over $500 when I went to get the car on Monday. I had to forfeit my title to the car, the bill was so high. I asked for an itemized bill and the person at t he window said no. I finally took a picture of the bill with my phone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was $350 for towing, a $50 gate fee and $50 for cleanup at the site.â&#x20AC;? Brantley said the deputies should hand the victims a list of wrecker services and their charges. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The consumer should know what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re up against when this happens because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not in any position to make a good decision.â&#x20AC;? He called for discussion. Commissioner Mike Brown jumped in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is there such a list? Who sets the list? Who sets the cost?â&#x20AC;? He called for someone from the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office to respond.

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No one stepped forward. Brantley said he had spoken with Deputy Chief Lee Tramel who said thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no proce-

dure in place. Commissioner Brad Anders, also a city police officer, said the city has a contract wrecker service for each zone with set rates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We would have to create a committee to inspect wreckers and it would require cooperation from the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office.â&#x20AC;? Commissioner Charles Busler said his insurance has a towing rider and he also has AAA. Anders said AAA doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tow wrecks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll

call a towing service, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get the full bill.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not asking for more regulations,â&#x20AC;? said Brantley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The simplest thing would be a written list. ...â&#x20AC;? Commissioner Bob Thomas thanked Johnson for coming back to the February meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The No. 1 thing that everyone up here wants is for every citizen to be treated fairly. We should come up with what it would cost (to oversee wreckers and towing). â&#x20AC;&#x153;It should be fair for citizens and fair for wrecker companies. Citizens should be able to get an itemized bill. We need to step into the 20th Century.â&#x20AC;? Commission chair Dave Wright asked Brantley to contact the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office and set up a discussion for the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next workshop meeting, which should be Monday, March 14.

GOP womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s award Helen â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tootieâ&#x20AC;? Haskins and JoAnne Skidmore of the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women acknowledge Haskinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; selection as one of five women honored by the new GOP committee on Women in Business, which Skidmore chairs. Recognized in the inaugural class were Chrissy Haslam, Speaker Beth Harwell, U.S. Reps. Diane Black and Marsha Blackburn, and Haskins. Haskins had a 33-year career as legislative assistant to Sens. Halbert Havill, Bill Baird, Reagor Motlow, Milton Hamilton and Ben Atchley.

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The human face of outsourcing Tom Anderson has worked for the University of Tennessee 15 years come August. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Facilities Services (formerly Physical Plant) and is a buyer in the supply warehouse. A past president of United Campus W o r k ers (affiliated with the ComTom Anderson munication Workers of America), he and his wife have two children, ages 22 and 23, who want to continue their education. They live in the Whittle Springs area. Both he and his wife have preexisting health conditions, and it took him years to top $30,000 annually at UT. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a public image of cushy state jobs with great benefits where you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really work that hard, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s far from reality,â&#x20AC;? Anderson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the tradeoffs for the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;good benefitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is a lower salary scale.

Betty Bean Folks who are custodians or in zone maintenance, they make $9.50 an hour â&#x20AC;&#x201C; UTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minimum wage. Almost everybody I know has a side job on weekends. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re living hand to mouth, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not far from that. We live paycheck to paycheck.â&#x20AC;? Nevertheless, he said that he and his colleagues take pride in their work and always find a way to do what needs to be done, regardless of Nashville-mandated funding cuts and belt tightening. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proud that Facilities Services logged a 94 percent approval rating for work orders completed in 2015. A memo prepared by the department says its employees have more than 5,000 years of accumulated service. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an old saying that applies: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Never mind the mule, just load down the cart.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? Anderson said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;And with state employees, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you get. We understand what it takes to maintain campus as a safe and effective learning environment and we do whatever it takes to support the university.â&#x20AC;? He said life has been hard for campus workers since they found out about Gov. Bill Haslamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to outsource their jobs last August (nobodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s buying Haslamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claims that he hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yet made up his mind about going forward). Despite a series of embarrassments â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the failure to attract a single private sector bidder to run the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parks, the scandalplagued handover of state buildings to a Chicago management firm (in which, it was later revealed, Haslam had invested) and the poor outcomes logged by the firm contracted to provide online elementary school education, Haslam appears set on outsourcing as many public jobs as he can hand over to private enterprise. Although he knows the

campus workers have strong support from their administration and the public, Anderson canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but worry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If this happens, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll almost certainly lose my job, my income and my benefits. The ability to send my kids to college would become very difficult. My ability to get insurance will pretty much disappear, and so will my ability to spend money in the community. And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about 800 people. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of money to take out of the local economy.â&#x20AC;? If past is prologue, even those who keep their jobs will make less money and see their benefits reduced. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emotionally draining,â&#x20AC;? Anderson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My co-workers really are family â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and not only will that go away, but its going to affect their ability to survive. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very clear human cost that the governor and his Office of Customer Focused Government are not talking about â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to talk about. They much rather keep it as numbers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never mind us mules.â&#x20AC;?

Timing of Armstrong trial is dilemma What happens to state Rep. Joe Armstrong as he seeks a 15th term in the Legislature this August and November? It is an awkward issue for many who like Armstrong. He is under federal indictment for income tax evasion and it goes to trial on Aug. 2, just two days before the state primary. Of course it could be postponed again or settled. But if not, to be in court on election day is not a good situation for a public official running for office. One wonders if the judge hearing the case will want it to be heard while voters are deciding Armstrongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future. If he is acquitted, then his problems are resolved. He has well-known Knoxville criminal defense attorney Greg Isaacs working his case. However, if he were convicted, he can still legally continue running for office in November but it would be embarrassing for local and state Democrats. Of course, he could also resign the nomination and allow local Democrats to replace him. However, if elected, it is unlikely the House would seat him as a convicted felon. Under Tennesseeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Constitution the House or Senate determines the eligibility of its own members. If Armstrong were not seated then that would trigger a special election in his district in 2017 at considerable public expense. County Commission would also name an interim representative for 100 days until

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the election was held. However, there is precedent for a lawmaker serving in the state House and drawing a paycheck while in federal prison. That was the late Tommy Burnett who represented Fentress County. He was re-elected while in prison. The Democratic Party faces the dilemma of sticking with Armstrong despite the indictment or securing an alternative candidate to oppose him. Right now the Democrats seem to be backing Armstrong or at least not opposing him. The district itself is less than 50 percent African American and includes Holston Hills, the UT campus and much of South Knoxville as well as all of East Knoxville. It is a Democratic district but an indictment and certainly a conviction could change voting patterns if the Republicans run a serious moderate candidate. New state GOP chair Ryan Haynes has a challenge as the deadline for filing is April 7 (a little over one month from now). It falls to him and the House GOP caucus to seek a candidate in case Armstrong falters. Armstrong is personally liked by members of both parties. The vast majority, including this writer, hope

he is innocent. That is one reason there has not been a rush by political leaders calling for his ouster. On the other hand, should he be found guilty then there are consequences for both parties and the people of his district whom he has ably served for 28 years. â&#x2013; Retiring U.S. Rep. Steve Fincher from West Tennessee who has served only three terms in Congress is taking with him a huge campaign war chest of $2.7 million. This can be found at fec.gov for those who wish to check donations to campaign for Congress as well as president. This was as of Dec. 31, 2015. Fincher will be able to give this away to various causes and political activities as long as it lasts. He cannot use it for personal matters. To place this in comparison to other Tennessee House members, Rep. Phil Roe from the upper East Tennessee district has $535,000 in his campaign account. Rep. Jimmy Duncan has $1 million. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has $931,000, Rep. Scott DesJarlais has $240,000, Rep. Jim Cooper from Nashville has $891,000, Rep. Diane Black has $1.7 million, Rep. Marsha Blackburn has $2.2 million and Rep. Steve Cohen has $745,000. â&#x2013;  County Commissioner Bob Thomas is contacting lots of folks about a possible 2018 run for county mayor when Tim Burchett is term limited in

2018. Thomas had coffee a few weeks ago with former Mayor Tommy Schumpert at Paneraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Bearden. He is thinking about a May event at Powell Auction to raise some funds but he has not named a treasurer yet which is a legal requirement to raise money. â&#x2013; John Hookerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death removes a colorful and iconic personality from the Tennessee political scene. He came close to being elected governor in 1970 but came up against a Memphis dentist named Winfield Dunn who prevailed. Dunn and Hooker later became good friends and Dunn described him as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;giant. It is hard not to like and admire the tenacity with which Hooker approached the causes he favored. He had character and conviction. They are worthy attributes. â&#x2013;  Noted author Erik Larson will speak in Knoxville at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the Bijou Theatre. He is the author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dead Wakeâ&#x20AC;? and previously wrote â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Garden of Beasts,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Devil in the White City.â&#x20AC;? Tickets are available from knoxbijou.com

government Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen the light: Why Trump wins Count me among the skeptics who thought Donald Trump would blow over as a serious candidate. But after watching the debates and the early primaries, I finally get it. Donald J. Trump â&#x20AC;&#x201C; casinobuilding, old-lady-evicting, multimarried, bankruptcy-filing wild man with three wives and five kids â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is headed for the White House. Trump has caught the wave of outrage that folks across the country are feeling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s make America great againâ&#x20AC;? resonates. For every Ron Ramsey who got outspent and outpolled by an establishment sort like Bill Haslam, this Trumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for you. For every evangelical who dutifully voted for Republican nominees only to see nothing change, this Trumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for you. For the middle class,

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standing on an economic sand bar watching good jobs and their standard of living wash away, this Trumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for you. Donald Trump in the White House is scary. Very scary. But even scarier is the massive federal debt weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve piled up by spending money on social programs and wars we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been willing to tax ourselves to fund. Voters in yesterdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enough. No more. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s go.â&#x20AC;? Donald Trump, allAmerican scoundrel, is headed for the White House.

Library honor State Sen. Randy McNally, who chairs the Senate finance committee and represents a portion of Knox County, has received the Medallion Award for leadership in financial management and support of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s libraries. Secretary of State Tre Hargett (left) presented the award to McNally, citing his work to secure state funding to construct the Briceville Public Library in 2011. McNally said libraries, especially in rural areas, give important Internet access for online education programs and job searches.

Tennessee Highway Patrol hiring cadets The Tennessee Highway Patrol will soon begin accepting applications for the next Trooper Cadet Academy. Men and women interested in a career as a state trooper can begin the

GOV NOTES â&#x2013; Thursday 3/3, 7:30 p.m., GOP Concord Farragut, Fruitation CafĂŠ, speaker Lee Tramel â&#x2013;  Saturday 3/5, 9:30-noon, public officials assisting Second Harvest, RSVP 615-741-1648 â&#x2013;  Monday 3/7, 1 p.m., East Knox Community Meeting, Burlington Library, speaker Charme Allen â&#x2013;  Monday 3/7, 7 p.m., GOP West Knox, Red Lobster, Kingston Pike â&#x2013;  Tuesday 3/8, 7 p.m., GOP North Knox/Fountain City, Shoneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Broadway.

application process online only, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 15. Applicants may apply at agency.governmentjobs. com/tennessee/default.cfm There are currently 884 authorized commissioned trooper positions within the THP. Trooper cadets will be assigned to vacant positions across the state upon graduation. The starting salary during the training academy is $2,733 per month. Info: tn.gov/safety or 615-741-4841

    

    

 

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SENIOR NOTES ■ Frank R. Strang Senior Center 109 Lovell Heights Road 670-6693 knoxcounty.org/seniors Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Offerings include: card games; exercise programs; dance classes; watercolor classes; Tai Chi; blood pressure checks; Mahjong; senior-friendly computer classes. The center’s lounge/ resource area contains a lending library, puzzle table, Green Mountain Coffee, television and newspapers, along with a “Senior Services” resource wall. Veterans Services, 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, March 10. ■ Karns Senior Center 8042 Oak Ridge Highway 951-2653 knoxcounty.org/seniors Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Offerings include: card games; dance classes; exercise programs; mahjong; art classes; farkle dice games; dominoes; a computer lab; billiards room; outdoor grill and kitchen area. Veterans Services, 9-10 a.m. Friday, March 18. ■ CAC Office on Aging 2247 Western Ave. 524-2786 knoxooa@knoxseniors. org ■ Knox County Senior Services City County Building 400 Main St., Suite 615 215-4044 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ■ Senior Citizens Information and Referral Service 2247 Western Ave. 524-2786 knoxseniors.org Provides information about services for persons age 60+ and those with disabilities who live in Knoxville or Knox County and referrals when needed.

The Tellico Tappers step-ball-changing their way through “Singing in the Rain.”

The Tellico Tappers with Strang Senior Center coordinator Lauren Monahan at the center’s 18-year anniversary celebration Feb. 10. Pictured from left are Amy Covell, Michel Hamilton, Sharen Bennett, Lauren Monahan, Ku Adams, Mary Jane Pope, and Gale Montgomery. Photos by Nancy Anderson

Tellico Tappers hang up their dancing shoes By Nancy Anderson The Tellico Tappers Shuffled off to Buffalo for the last time at Strang Senior Center’s 18-year anniversary celebration on Feb. 10. For 20 years the popular seniors tap dancing troupe from Lenoir City performed four to five shows a month entertaining in nursing homes, veteran’s homes, senior centers, and events

throughout East Tenn. With five numbers including “Singing in the Rain,” “The Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Grand Old Flag,” “I’ve Got Rhythm,” and “Rocky Top” each with a quick costume change, this year’s show was high energy with lots of pizazz. Most would agree that’s impressive for a group of 52 to 76-year-olds. When founder Marilynn

McKenna passed away in 2015 and four others either moved or went back to work, the group decided to hang up their tap shoes but not before dancing for the Strang Senior Center one last time. “Last year was tough. Really tough, we lost our director and several others so we felt it was time,” said dance captain Mary Jane Pope. “Without Marilynn it’s

just not same, she was the glue that held us together. “But we had to come to Strang Senior Center today. We wouldn’t miss it. It’s tradition. “I’m going to miss my tapper sisters. We had a lot of fun laughing at ourselves and each other. “I think that may be the most important thing Marilynn taught us.

Plants of spring It’s March and I cannot keep from noticing the subtle signs of spring. My star magnolia has bloomed, but sadly after two days the freeze got it. My Lenten rose is now in bloom, but the plant is freeze hardy, so it is fine. The jonquils will be out in a couple of weeks and hopefully will not get frozen.

Of course, heart leaf pig is not this plant’s real name. Its real name is bergenia. Another common name for this plant is pigs squeak, so named because when the wet leaves are rubbed together, they squeak. This beautiful little plant was discovered by me when my mother would take my sister and me for walks in the woods. She would let us pick the little pigs and use them in our playhouse. When this Bonnie plant blooms in the early Peters spring, it has a little five-petal white, bell-shaped flower. If you have a woodland yard as I do, it is a nice plant for your flower bed. Heart Leaf Pigs: Bergenias are evergreen Plants and their names perennials that form as low are always entertaining. clumps of bold, shiny green

“No matter what happens or what mistakes you make, just keep smiling. You’ll get through it.” “We’ve had a wonderful time and we will cherish the memories of all the wonderful people we’ve met along the way. “Today is a bittersweet day, but if Peyton Manning can retire so can we!”

the berries will burst and form the shape of a heart. I have grown one or two into small trees – about seven feet tall and perhaps an inch trunk diameter.

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leaves in the garden. With some winter sunshine, these glossy green leaves develop shades of polished bronze making them attractive contrasting plants. Bergenias are also frost/freeze hardy. They are happy in mild sun or partial shade and are often seen in established gardens under forests of tall trees. Mine is under a large Yoshino cherry tree.

Yet another encouraging attribute is that bergenias are classified as water-wise plants that require average moisture. It is said they are buck- and rabbit-resistant so are ideal for farm house or country gardens. Hearts A-Bustin’ with Love: In midsummer, this little shrub will form marble-size red berries. In late summer

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Jewelry treasures benefit India missions By Carolyn Evans Treasures from India will fill tables at First Baptist Concord on Sunday, March 6. Volunteers are unpacking multiple boxes for the third annual India Jewelry Sale, and the community is invited to purchase the colorful treasures. The purpose of the sale is to help keep missionaries in the field, says Sarah Scheafnocker, a FBC outreach staff member. This is especially meaningful to First Baptist Concord members who have worked with a missionary family in India for the last three years. The India jewelry sales were created by a missionary, her mother and sister. As the missionary was looking for a way to raise money for missions, her sister suggested selling the colorful jewelry found in the Indian markets. The missionary gave her mother and sister two large tote bags. They shopped the markets, and, by the end of the day, the tote bags and several other large bags were overflowing with jewelry. That was in 2001. Since then, the missionaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mom and sister have consistently brought jewelry to the U.S.

Connective tissue For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. (Ephesians 3: 14 NRSV) All that they were he would never have again. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, Jan Karon

Lee Ann Vinson is a key organizer of the India Jewelry Sale, a mission-minded fundraiser at First Baptist Concord. Photo by Carolyn Evans market to help with mission work. The sale is part of the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Real Women event, an evening designed to rally women in the community around mission partners. The theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every Story Matters,â&#x20AC;? and, in addition to

the jewelry sale, features a panel discussion by inspiring women and a light dinner. The event is 5-7 p.m. in the Family Life Center gym, with shopping available before and after dinner. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

website at fbconcord.org All profit is given to the International Mission Board and is put directly back into the work in India. The sale features more than 6,000 necklaces, bracelets and earrings. All are priced from $1 to $12.

St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to present a generous young pianist By Carol Z. Shane Saint Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Cathedral is well-known in town as a musical destination., with its Cathedral Arts S e r i e s regularly presenting highCoffer quality programs featuring choirs and soloists of all types performing Christian and secular music. The churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of music, Jason Overall, is excited to be involved a new venture. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presenting young pianist Brandon Coffer in concert with other area musicians, including Knoxville Symphony Orchestra players, in a recital meant to encourage excitement about classical music in the next generation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The thrust of this recital is bringing the piano to a younger audience,â&#x20AC;? says Overall. It is indeed an exciting program, featuring the chamber piece popularly known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brahms horn trio.â&#x20AC;? The work includes a rollicking final movement that evokes images of hunters on horseback cresting the hills, and is a good bet to set young feet a-tapping. Coffer, a native Knoxvillian and Carson-Newman University alumnus, says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The motivation really stems from me wanting to perform more and market myself as a collaborative pianist. However, so many young people have parents that enroll them in music lessons and sometimes those kids never get to see the result of what could and would happen if they stuck with it. Although not everyone who takes music lessons will go on to major in music it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean that they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be proficient in their craft.â&#x20AC;? As a student at the Community School of the Arts, remembers the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive director Jennifer Willard, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brandon was always a highlight at the annual piano recitals, and his talent was evident from the start. But what really made us proud was the fact that as both a high school and college student he was willing to share his knowledge by coming back to teach elementary school kids!â&#x20AC;? Coffer says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just want to show the youth that the

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possibilities in music are endless regardless if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s their main career or not.â&#x20AC;? There will also be solo piano and vocal pieces, and the audience is invited to come early in order to visit with the pianist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brandon is very articulate,â&#x20AC;? says Overall, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and he will lead a Q&A session in addition to the performance. This would be a great opportunity to see a young African-

American music professional, and to show kids that the arts are more than just an after-school activity.â&#x20AC;? Will there be more programs of this nature? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m working on it,â&#x20AC;? says Coffer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have this idea that there are so many of us younger musicians who are trying to establish ourselves and I want to help be a part of that process.â&#x20AC;? Saint Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episco-

pal Cathedral Arts Series presents pianist Brandon Coffer and special guests in performance at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, at Saint Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Cathedral, 413 Cumberland Avenue in downtown Knoxville. A Q&A session with Coffer will precede the recital at 5:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Info: stjohnscathedral.org or 525-7347.

lists: Louis Branch, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Missionary Church; and Randy Carver, pastor of Heavenly View Missionary Baptist Church.

Hang Out for youth each Tuesday. Breakfast and Bible study, 7:20 a.m.; Hang Out Time, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Info: 6901060 or beaverridgeumc.org.

FAITH NOTES Meetings/classes â&#x2013; St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway, will host Lenten Quiet Day Retreat, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mutual Indwelling: Finding Home in Christâ&#x20AC;? 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Led by Br. David Butzu, OSB, of Holy Trinity Monastery. Info/RSVP: 523-5687. â&#x2013;  West Haven Baptist Church, 5651 Matlock Drive, will host VBS FunShop, a VBS training and networking event, Saturday, March 5. Group Publishing VBS expert will provide hands-on training on its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cave Quest VBS.â&#x20AC;? Registration: group.com/vbsfunshop. Info: Elizabeth, 237-4090.

Special services â&#x2013; Mount Harmony Baptist Church, 819 E. Raccoon Valley Road, will hold revival 6 p.m. Sunday, March 6, and 7 p.m. through the week. Evange-

â&#x2013; St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway, will host the BucsWorth Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choir from East Tennessee University in concert 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 14. The ETSU Swashbucklers, a student-led a capella ensemble, will also perform. â&#x2013;  Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, 616 Fretz Road, holds meditation services 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Includes quiet reflection, simple music and readings. Info: westsideuuc.org.

Youth programs â&#x2013; Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, hosts Morning Breakfast and Afternoon

    

               

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Vendor/consignor wanted â&#x2013; Central Baptist ChurchBearden, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, is seeking consignors for its childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consignment sale, to be held Friday-Saturday, April 15-16. Fee: $10, nonrefundable. Proceeds go to West Hills Elementary School Back Pack Program. Registration: cbcbearden.org/events. Info: cbbclothingsale@gmail. com or 588-0586.

Family is a broad concept. There is the family of mankind, which includes all of us. In the midst of a contentious political season, that is an important thing to remember! There are also clans, countries, organizations, political parties, clubs, churches, denominations, sororities, fraternities, and lodges, claiming a special kinship with one another. What all of those things have in common is connection. We are social animals, and we need each other. And speaking of animals, let us not forget that there are a great many other social animals besides us humans. For example, whales live in pods, fish live in schools, female elephants help each other during the process of birthing, male wolves get excited and protective when their mate is giving birth. When one reaches a certain age, one begins to notice that there are holes in the connection. People we have loved die; friends we have cherished move, lose

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touch, disappear from our lives. As is so often the case, I know the following quote because I heard it sung many, many times when I was in junior high school. I never had a chance to sing it when I moved up to high school, but I remember it fondly, both the lyrics and the tune. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No man is an island, no man stands alone. Each manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s joy is joy to me, Each manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grief is my own. We need one another, so I will defend Each man as my brother Each man as my friend.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Based on a poem by John Donne

West Park food pantry By Nancy Anderson When Terri Cage is asked about the Bread of Life Food Pantry at West Park Baptist Church her eyes light up with a passion for helping others. The brainchild of Cageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday school class four years ago, the Pantry has grown into a ministry helping more than 250 people a month fill the gaps in their

own pantries with around $40 in groceries. About 80 volunteers, including the leadership team, shoppers and resource counselors, keep the ministry running smoothly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like it says in John 6:35 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jesus declared, I am the Bread of Life whoever comes to me will never be hungry.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Info: westparkbaptist.org

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Area students named PTA scholars The Knox County Council PTA has awarded scholarships to area high school seniors. Pictured are: (front) Courtney Blake Hardesty, Paul Kelley Academy (Dr. Paul Kelley Memorial Scholarship); Kiersten Anna Morris, L&N STEM Academy (PTA scholarship); Uriah Danielle Richey, Fulton High (Zaevion Dobson Memorial Scholarship); (back) Noah Fawver, Carter High (Bill Williams Scholarship); Kaci Deakins, Farragut High (Diane Jablonski Memorial Scholarship); Mary Allyson White, Hardin Valley Academy (PTA scholarship) and Markeesa Stanford, Fulton High (Alice B. Deeds Memorial Scholarship). Not pictured are Frenando Blevins, West High and Hannah Kidd, Powell High. Both were awarded the PTA scholarship. Photo by R. White

Cahak to coach at Concord Christian By Sara Barrett Concord Christian School has announced Ryan Cahak as its new head boys basketball coach. Cahakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coaching background Cahak

includes stints at UT, Colgate University, Lipscomb University and Blackman High School. He played for coach Jim Boeheim at Syracuse University while earning a degree in sociology. When Cahak isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t coaching, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Cara, and their three children, Alee, Annah Cate

and Charli. He is also pursuing a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree at UT. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are so excited to have Coach Cahak leading our program. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not every day you get references from Tobias Harris and Cuonzo Martin,â&#x20AC;? Head of School Ruston Pierce said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He will be a great fit with our CCS family.â&#x20AC;?

West Valley Middle School Student Council Stop Hunger Now committee members Cade Standifer, Ziyan Jahangir, (back) Catherine Passovets, committee chair Kristy Dean, Kyra Cole and Matthew Horobet brainstorm fundraising ideas for Aprilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event. Not pictured are committee members Tori Patton and Samaya Baljepally. Photo by S. Barrett

West Valley plans to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Stop Hunger Nowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; By Sara Barrett Last year, West Valley Middle School Student Council member Kristy Dean participated in a Stop Hunger Now event with other members during a Southern Association of Student Councils convention. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stop Hunger Now is a company that is working to end world hunger in our lifetime,â&#x20AC;? says Dean. Plastic bags are filled with rice, vegetables and spices that can be sent overseas to people in need.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of us were so amazed at how much food we could package in one hour,â&#x20AC;? she says. Afterward, during a student council meeting at WVMS, it was agreed unanimously that West Valley should host a similar event, and Dean offered to take charge. To host an event, student council needs to raise $5,000 which will cover enough supplies for 17,000 meals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That means 17,000 peo-

ple who do not always get to eat will have a hot meal,â&#x20AC;? she says. Each meal costs 29 cents. The food packaging event will be held 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 30, in the school gymnasium and cafeteria. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anyone is welcome to help us package the meals. We would love for this to be a communitywide event,â&#x20AC;? she says. To make a donation or to volunteer, visit events.stopphungernow.org/westvalleymiddle

Good vibes rule at Community Schools Celebration By Betsy Pickle Beaming faces were everywhere at the Community Schools Celebration at South Knoxville Elementary School. The kids taking part in the program and those helping out around the gymnasium were all smiles as they represented SKES. Visitors from a number of community schools from throughout the county and members of the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County, which sponsored last Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event with the school, looked happy and interested. Most upbeat of all were the three â&#x20AC;&#x153;visionariesâ&#x20AC;? honored for their roles in bringing the community school initiative to Knoxville: Dr. Bob Kronick of the University of Tennessee, Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre and Great Schools Partnership president Buzz Thomas. Each in turn received a framed piece of artwork created by community school students at Pond Gap, Dogwood and South Knoxville, respectively. After a welcome by LWV president Rynn Dupes

and words from Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, LWV board member and past president Jamey Dobbs jumped right into the art presentations. Riley Greaney represented Pond Gap; Madalynne Mathis and Chloe Galyon, Dogwood; and Alexis Banks, South Knoxville. Kronick recalled coming up with the idea for community schools while driving on a two-lane road between Pikeville and Crossville. He stopped to eat at â&#x20AC;&#x153;a chicken jointâ&#x20AC;? in Crossville and started writing down his ideas about â&#x20AC;&#x153;the school as a human-service agency.â&#x20AC;? Kronick founded the University-Assisted Community Schools now at Pond Gap and Inskip. The other 10 local community schools are managed by the Great Schools Partnership. McIntyre called Kronick â&#x20AC;&#x153;a very persistent manâ&#x20AC;? and said â&#x20AC;&#x153;we are all the beneficiaries of his persistence.â&#x20AC;? The superintendent spread thanks around generously â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to principals, coordinators, people in the community, the school board and the two mayors.

Thomas said the community schools initiative isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a â&#x20AC;&#x153;project â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a strategy for how we build healthy, safe, prosperous communities and schools.â&#x20AC;? Stephanie Welch, vice president of operations for the Great Schools Partnership, highlighted projects going on at specific community schools, including a nature trail, a walking school bus and community dinners. The evening ended with tours of SKES and snacks.

Stephanie Welch of Great Schools Partnership leads a small group, including Karen Holst (in violet) and Blaine Sample, coordinators of the University-Assisted Community Schools at Pond Gap and Inskip, respectively, on a tour of the SKES campus.

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Hoops to help Sarah Perez By Sara Barrett Episcopal School of Knoxville alum and current Knox Catholic student Sarah Perez was injured in a car accident in 2011. She still receives therapy at Project Walk, a spinal cord injury recovery center in Atlanta. Four eighth graders at ESK decided to help Sarah while also completing the community service component of their portfolio projects. Chris Daley, Ben Lovely, Saad Mohammad and Mason Stivers facilitated the first Hoops4Hope 3-on-3 charity basketball tourna-

ment Feb. 20 at ESK. Students from seven schools attended the tournament and 17 teams participated. Winners were named in the family, high school and middle school brackets. In the middle school bracket, Tyler Nordinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team from Webb won. Jackson Rowanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team from Knox Catholic took first in the high school bracket, and Team Lovely took first place in the family bracket. More than $2,000 was raised during Hoops4Hope, and ESK is considering making it an annual event.

ESK eighth-graders Ben Lovely, Saad Mohammad, Mason Stivers and Chris Daley helped cover ESK alum and current Knox Catholic student Sarah Perezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s therapy at Project Walk Atlanta by facilitating the first Hoops4Hope event. Photo submitted

ESK plans new arts/athletics complex The Episcopal School of Knoxville has launched construction of a $6.5 million facility to house middle school art and athletics. Officials gathered March 1 to symbolically break ground. The new building is 25,000 square feet and will feature a high school sized gym. The building will house an expanded middle school with a program for grades 5-6 and another for grades 7-8. Fifth graders will be able to take world language, performance

music and critical thinking courses. The new building will have two dedicated band and chorus rooms with separate ensemble rehearsal spaces and two art rooms.

One art room will include a Makerspace complete with computers and a 3D printer. As the fifth grade leaves the Brewington Family Lower School facility, the junior kindergarten enroll-

ment will be expanded. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through this development, we are going to take ESK to the next level of what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re able to offer,â&#x20AC;? said ESK Head of School Dr. Jack Talmadge. A capital campaign is underway to fund the new building, improve parking and add sports fields. The new building is designed by BarberMcMurry Architects and will be built by George W. Regan Company. It is expected to open in October 2016.

Making feet happy, internationally By Sara Barrett There are 500 feet around the world that will be much happier and healthier thanks to students at Webb School of Knoxville. The Interact Club of Webbâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Upper School hosted a weeklong shoe drive to benefit Soles4Souls, a nonprofit that collects and redistributes gently-used shoes to people in need around the world. Students donated 250 pairs of shoes that were then delivered to Soles4Soulsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; drop-off center for processing. According to Soles4Soulsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; website, millions of people in developing countries are exposed to unsanitary conditions because they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have proper footwear. Since its beginning in 2006, the nonprofit has distributed 26 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries and to every state in the U.S. More than 30 Upper School students are members of Webbâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Interact Club, which is a high school version of Rotary International. Rotary promotes â&#x20AC;&#x153;service above selfâ&#x20AC;? by encouraging community service and raising awareness of national and international issues. Info: www.soles4souls.com.

Webb School of Knoxville multicultural coordinator Liz Gregor and Webb Interact members Abby Roesch and Kalina Scarbrough stand with some of the shoes donated during the Soles4Souls project. Photo submitted

Angie Johns and Melinda Webster are Farragut Primary Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teachers of the year. Photo by S. Barrett

Farragut Primaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teachers of the year Angie Johns and Melinda Webster were voted teachers of the year at Farragut Primary School by their peers, but they could have just as easily been voted â&#x20AC;&#x153;bestâ&#x20AC;? by their students.

Sara Barrett â&#x20AC;&#x153;They inspire me to work hard, be the best I can be and make me laugh each day,â&#x20AC;? says Webster of her second-graders. She is a two-time teacher of the year titleholder at FPS and 2002 Tennessee Teacher of the Year. This is Johnsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; third time receiving the title. The previous two were at A.L. Lotts Elementary School and Pine Grove Primary in Valdosta, Georgia. Johns says a favorite experience in the classroom is being one of the first people to expose her students to new things. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so curious and so enthusiastic,â&#x20AC;? she says of her kindergartners. She remembers one student who accidentally rearranged the letters in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Santaâ&#x20AC;? and spelled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Satanâ&#x20AC;? on a project. Both teachers agree watching their students reach personal milestones is one of the most rewarding parts of their roles as educators. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My students set personal goals at the beginning of the year, and I love seeing them challenge themselves to meet or exceed their goals,â&#x20AC;? says Webster, who has also taught in Wales and Japan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each week they write in a journal at home, and I love reading these

journal entries to learn more about their lives and see them grow as authors.â&#x20AC;? Johns says she usually sees the â&#x20AC;&#x153;light bulbsâ&#x20AC;? go off for her students when what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re learning begins to click around Christmastime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are days I wish we had another hour to explore,â&#x20AC;? says Johns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love teaching them science. It is a springboard for so many other things.â&#x20AC;? Webster feels one of the most challenging parts of her career is meeting the daily needs of all learning levels. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teaching isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just about creating eight lessons a day and teaching them,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Within those eight lessons, teachers create modified activities or higher level activities for students. We teach students with various learning challenges, kids from stressed homes where their basic needs may not be met, students with limited English and those students advanced in their learning. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m thankful we have incredible special education and ELL teachers to support us in the classroom.â&#x20AC;? When theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not teaching, both Johns and Webster enjoy spending time with their families. Websterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two children are still at home, and two of Johnsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; are grown and out of the house. Her third is a senior this year at Bearden High School. Johns says sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s developed a knack for making up rhymes on the fly about anything that comes to mind, thanks to teaching young people. Her students love it, but she says her own kids often look at her funny and remind her theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not in kindergarten.

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A concert of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;lastsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

After 39 years â&#x20AC;&#x153;on the benchâ&#x20AC;? as professor of piano at UT, Dr. David Northington will present his final faculty recital this Sunday. Photos by Carol Z. Shane

Schubertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Piano Sonata in B flat,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; finished a few months before he died.â&#x20AC;? Northington says the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bagatellesâ&#x20AC;? Ë&#x2030; or â&#x20AC;&#x153;triflesâ&#x20AC;? Ë&#x2030; are â&#x20AC;&#x153;mini-encapsulations of Beethovenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s style. In six small pieces, everything

is there Ë&#x2030; the lyricism, the dynamic contrasts, the classicism, the beginnings of romanticism.â&#x20AC;? All were written in 1823, four years before the great composerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death. Speaking of his students, Northington says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;In so many ways, they keep me young.â&#x20AC;? He admits that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll miss that. But, he says, he just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep up the same schedule and the same intensity of performing and teaching. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t perform and be an inspiration to my students through performing, I shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t teach; I want to be the kind of inspiration to them that I feel a student needs.â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a substantial bucket list. Both he and his wife, Stephanie, are eager to visit New Zealand, where

We first heard of it years ago from one of the young people at the Cornell Lab who helped dream it up, and who is now the eBird project leader. His name is Chris Wood. He has been our guide on several birding trips we have enjoyed around the country, and he has patiently tried to help me understand the vision they had: a worldwide system that would consist of a great depository of bird information, fed by the tens of thousands of birders everywhere, sending in the lists of everything they were seeing throughout each year. Launched in 2002, the vision has come to pass â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with remarkable success! So what sort of information do they get from all us citizen scientists? They learn where the many species of birds are, in real time, where they spend the winter, where they are to be found while nesting and rearing young, when and where they are when on the move during migration. Now with all the data they have collected, they have produced animated maps for individual species of migrating birds, with subtitle dates like the TV weather maps, showing the tsunami-like waves of birds ebbing and flowing to

and from North and South America season by season. Those maps give a visual face to the hard-to-imagine concepts of millions of birds passing to and fro over our heads year after year. The folks at eBird have come up with a lot of other fun and interesting things. Probably the biggest is the system whereby individuals can sign up for membership, and then can at any time send in a list of birds youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen, on a walk around the yard, a trip to the beach, wherever. Your sightings go into the huge data base, but they are also stored specifically for you, so you can check on your own list of birds and sighting records any time you wish. Yet another program, called ebird-alert, lets you subscribe free to receive daily emails from any state you wish, reporting the locations of especially-interesting or rare birds, complete with detailed Google maps of their locations, so you can hop in the car and go find them. It even tells you the locations of the nearest good places to eat! And then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the program called Merlin, a free app for your mobile device that helps you identify the most common 400 birds in the US, especially helpful

By Carol Z. Shane Though heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presenting his final recital as a UT faculty member this coming Sunday, Dr. David Northington, the school of musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Powell Distinguished Professor of Piano, is already excited about his next project. Northington is founder and artistic director of the East/West International Piano Festival at Shandong University in Weihai, China. And this summer heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be headed there to facilitate its inaugural season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have American and Chinese students,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will be

lessons, master classes and excursions. I hope we will eventually expand it and have students from everywhere.â&#x20AC;? World-renowned as a concert pianist and educator, Northington will

be retiring in July after 39 years at UT. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chosen for his final faculty recital a â&#x20AC;&#x153;concert of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;lasts,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a long program. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m playing Beethovenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last works Ë&#x2030; the opus 126 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bagatellesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ë&#x2030; and

eBird is amazing! eBird is indeed amazing. Maybe not so much for those of you in the computer generation, who learned to count at the age of 1 by playing kiddie computer games, and who are able to fluently communicate your lives minute by minute on the social media. However, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fact that I can remember my grandmotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crank, 4-party-line telephone from when I was small, and I still tell errant callers on my home phone that they have â&#x20AC;&#x153;dialedâ&#x20AC;? the wrong number. So maybe you can understand why I am in awe of a system that can collect 10 million bird sightings from around the world, over a 4-day period, and have them all neatly stored away, to be accessed and used in every way imaginable. That amazing process would be eBird. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some background about how it came to be. Cornell University is located in Ithaca, New York, in the scenic environs of the Finger Lakes District in upper New York State. Cornell has been the epicenter of academic bird study for a very long time. A home-town example of what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been doing all those years comes

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from right here in Knoxville. UT professor and Bird Club member, the late Dr. James Tanner, was working on his doctoral thesis for Cornell University when he and his wife, Nancy, now deceased also, famously honeymooned in the swamps of Louisiana while Jim was studying the ivory-billed woodpeckers there over the years of 1937-1939. That published thesis has become a classic, a detailed study of those now-extinct birds. In their later years, Jim and Nancy Tanner were thought to be the last two living humans to have seen an ivory-billed woodpecker. These days, the big bird doings at Ithaca happen at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, set high on a wooded hill above the town. Spouse and I included it on the itinerary of one of our spring, Northeast birding trips, and had a really fine visit there. The lab consists

of a big main building nestled in the woods, with huge two-story windows looking out over a beautiful treelined lake. The lake has an active great blue heron nest, and there are bird feeders everywhere, with birding scopes set up to watch them with. Off the main lobby, you can access the famous Macaulay Library of bird songs and calls, the largest collection of bird songs in the world. A person can sit in there and listen to most any bird in the world, one by one, to their heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire. And behind the scenes, there are lots of labs and cubicles filled with bright young computer-savvy ornithology-type people doing amazing things with birds, computers and data. The Cornell folks call all of us amateurs â&#x20AC;&#x153;citizen scientists,â&#x20AC;? and happily gather our millions of observations and bird lists into a giant data base of information that they can organize, use and study in ways that no group of researchers or academic institutions could ever achieve. That is where eBird began.

neither has been, as well as other countries new to them. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be returning to some favorites, but â&#x20AC;&#x153;as a tourist, not as a performer Ë&#x2030; without all the stress and schedule constraints.â&#x20AC;? A wine aficionado, he looks forward to some â&#x20AC;&#x153;tasting tours.â&#x20AC;? And heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have two grandchildren and a stack of books calling his name. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that every person enjoys certain advantages in every stage of life. I have advantages in my life now that I could not previously enjoy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to opening those new doors.â&#x20AC;? Dr. David Northington presents his final faculty recital at 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, March 6, in the Sandra Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center on the UT campus. The event is free and open to the public. Info: 974-3241 or visit www. music.utk.edu. Send story suggestions to news@ shoppernewsnow.com.

for beginning and intermediate birders. For many years now we have counted the birds at our feeders at intervals from November to March, and sent those counts in (initially on long paper forms at the end of each season, but now via a spiffy datareporting site that even I can navigate) to Operation Feederwatch, another datagathering program from Cornell â&#x20AC;&#x201C; great fun during an otherwise bird-sparse period of time. And, we just finished the Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb. 12-15. People from all over the world counted birds anywhere they wanted, over the four-day time span, and sent in their results to eBird. Incredible â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they have so far received 157,272 checklists, listing a total of 5,545 species of birds (over half of all known species on earth!) for a total of 18,117,713 individual birds seen. Not bad for a bunch of amateurs! Err, I mean, citizen scientists. It appears to me that this computer thing may actually prove to have some useful applications after all â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially if it helps us know more about the birds. You might want to click on the eBird site, maybe even sign up for something, and try it out!

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News from the Rotary Guy

Breakfast Rotary, Blue Grass build partnership By Tom King Every school day at Blue Grass Elementar y School the 620 students recite the core beliefs of Rotary International â&#x20AC;&#x201C; known Tom King simply as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Four Way Test.â&#x20AC;? These are the same four principles that Rotarians around the world say at every Rotary meeting. â&#x2013; First, Is It the Truth? â&#x2013;  Second, Is It Fair to All Concerned? â&#x2013;  Third, Will It Build Goodwill and Better Friendships? â&#x2013;  Fourth, Will It Be Beneficial to All Concerned? â&#x2013;  Reciting the Four Way Test is the result of the Knoxville Breakfast Rotary Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s partnership with the school that began in 2013.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so special when you are in the hallways in the mornings during the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10-minute TV show. You stand there and hear The Four Way Test reverberating through the school,â&#x20AC;? says Scott Taylor, a club member and Knoxville attorney who was instrumental in pulling this partnership together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very special.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Rotarians have made a great impact at Blue Grass on the students, teachers and on our community. We think of them as part of our family here,â&#x20AC;? said Blue Grass principal Jaime Cantrill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are a regular fixture around here. The Four Way Test is about character development and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an important part of our day.â&#x20AC;? Taylor said the club had wanted to take on a major project. Helping Blue Grass seemed like a perfect fit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the school being so close to where we meet at Gettysvue, approaching Blue Grass seemed a natural

Kayden Segich holds up The Four Way Test for the camera.

Six students and two teachers were honored with the February Rotary Good Citizen awards. Pictured are (front) Ashlynn Murrel, kindergarten; (second row) Izzy Galehouse, 4th grade, Grant Cross, 2nd grade, Austin Madigan, 1st grade; (back) Molly Dalton, 5th grade, Gianna Hugg, 3rd grade, Breakfast Rotarian Scott Taylor and teachers Lauren Rosenbush and Phyllis White.

thing to do,â&#x20AC;? Taylor said. The club meets each Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. at Gettysvue Country Club. Blue Grass is just down the road on Westland Drive. This partnership began in August 2013 with a cleanup/beautification day on the school grounds. Each August now club members join parents and staff for the workday. This includes mulching, pressure washing sidewalks and steps and building exteriors, install-

ing new swing sets and new storage sheds, working on the shrubbery and landscaping, replacing the seats in the outdoor theater, and new picnic tables. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These Rotary guys sometimes work until dark on those cleanup days,â&#x20AC;? Cantrill said. This coming August will make the fourth straight year for the workday. Breakfast Rotary also has a hand in the morning TV show. The club raised $8,000 in 2015 to replace

outdated equipment, purchasing two video cameras, a teleprompter, a tripod, an electronic media processing control box, an iPad and MacBook Pro for a major upgrade to the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s broadcast department. For the past three years the club has sponsored monthly student and staff Rotary Good Citizen Awards. Six students â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one from each grade level â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and two teachers or staff members are honored. Aubreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Res-

taurants donates gift cards. Club members are there each month for the presentations. Taylor estimates the club has invested about $20,000 in the last three years and this partnership continues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This has been a great partnership and it is our signature project,â&#x20AC;? Taylor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For a small club (about 22 members) weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done quite a bit and we truly enjoy it and love the school.â&#x20AC;? This partnership is leading to another Rotary partnership as well. In the fall of 2016 the Breakfast Rotary Club will sponsor a new Interact Club at West Valley Middle School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a natural progression for the Blue Grass students who go on to West Valley,â&#x20AC;? Taylor explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When they leave Blue Grass, they know all about Rotary.â&#x20AC;? Tom King is a retired newspaper editor, a Rotarian for 28 years and past president of the Rotary Club of Farragut. He can be reached p at tking535@gmail.com

Workday at By Sandra Clark Sixty-plus Rotarians and members of the youth group Interact worked Saturday at Ridgedale School in northwest Knox County to spruce up the campus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are things that we simply canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to do,â&#x20AC;? said principal Diana Gossett. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And since weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not a neighborhood school, we looked to the Rotarians for help.â&#x20AC;? Ridgedale serves as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;second chanceâ&#x20AC;? alternative school for middle school students from across Knox County. It also houses a separate special education program. Seven area Rotary Clubs chose Ridgedale for volunteer work on World Rotary

Day. Interact club members from Catholic High and Webb School also helped, as did an Air Force ROTC unit from McGhee Tyson Air Base. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are so youngâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? said a weary Rotarian as the youthful volunteers climbed ladders and tossed mulch. Projects included: New paint for two interior rooms and the outdoor pavilion, landscaping cleanup and new mulch, and planting azaleas. George Wehrmaker of Bearden Rotary chaired the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event. David Walker of Bright Side professional landscaping management brought heavy equipment to assist in the planting and landscaping.

Jim Holleman of the Knoxville Volunteer Rotary and Doug Lesher were putting final touches on the pavilion. Wehrmaker said volunteers pressure-washed it the previous week.

Doug Lesher (Knoxville Breakfast Rotary) paints the eaves of the pavilion at Ridgedale.

Phyllis Driver, president-elect of the North Knoxville Rotary Club, and Sandy Martin, president of the Rotary Club of Knoxville, team up to paint a workroom off the library at Ridgedale School.

Rachel Ford, Rotary Club of Knoxville, works on landscaping at Ridgedale School.

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$$   %  ' BUSINESS NOTES â&#x2013; Donna D. McHargue, MD, internal medicine physician, has begun practice at Tennova Primary Care - Farragut. She is seeing patients at her new office at 110 Campbell Station Road, Suite 103. Dr. McHargue has served the healthcare needs of adults in the Knoxville community since 1990. Prior to joining Tennova Primary Care â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Farragut, she was in private practice at Parkside Internal Medicine in West Knoxville. â&#x2013;  Clothes donations: Thirtyfour regional dry cleaning

establishments are joining during March to help provide job training for people in their community. Goodwillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Project Wear and Share will provide donation boxes at the dry cleaners for gently used clothing and linens. Info: gwiktn.org or 865-588-8567 â&#x2013; First Tennesseeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s local market wrapped up 2015 with more than 116 employees volunteered over 7,000 service hours to 185 area nonprofits. The First Tennessee Foundation, which was founded in 1993, supports nonprofits in communities that the bank serves. In 2015, total foundation giving reached nearly $6 million through grants to 525 nonprofit organizations.

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N EWS FROM PARKWEST, WEST KNOXVILLE ’ S H EALTHCARE LEADER • T REATED WELL .COM • 374-PARK

Volume speaks volumes when choosing a joint surgeon Parkwest Joint Center known for tackling hard cases When the going gets tough, the really tough cases go to Parkwest Joint Center – The Retreat. That’s because Parkwest has quietly gone about building a reputation as the place to go when joints – and joint replacements – have gone bad. “We take on really complicated cases,” said orthopedic surgeon Dr. Paul Naylor, co-director of the Parkwest Joint Center. “We’ll go to any extreme to save a leg, but you’ve got to have a dedicated team, the right equipment and the rehab facilities to make it work,” Naylor said. One such case was that of Linda Kidman, a 52-year-old grandmother from Virginia, who sought out orthopedic surgeon Dr. Hal Cates, Naylor’s colleague and Joint Center co-director, after two failed knee replacements and six surgeries had left her leg bent and twisted at a 45-degree angle. Doctors at a prestigious teaching hospital in another state told her that she should have her leg amputated because nothing more could be done for her. “She goes to a very well-established academic center, and they say, ‘Gosh, you need an amputation,’ and that would’ve worked but there are other ways,” said Cates. “All complex cases are different – you can’t ‘cookbook’ those. Whether it’s a firsttime knee with a bad deformity or a complicating medical problem that makes recovery complex, there are all kinds of things you can do.” Cates points out that patients

Joint pain can be debilitating, however, the skilled, experienced orthopedic surgeons at Parkwest take on the most complex cases to get their patients back in action. Joint Center Medical Director Paul Naylor MD stresses that every case is unique and must be approached as such. He says, “You have to form a winning game plan before you go into the operating room.”

considering joint surgery should do some homework when choosing where to receive their care. He recommends doing a side-by-side comparison in the facilities and ask questions about experience, skill level and staffing. “Studies show that true joint surgeons who do several hundred procedures a year have fewer complications and better outcomes,” Cates stated. Cates and his colleagues at Park-

west perform nearly 2,000 surgeries annually – approximately five surgeries a day for a calendar year. This number is much higher than an “average” joint center, and their outcomes are impressive, despite the number of complex cases. Approximately 15 percent of the surgeries are reworks of previously failed operations. When a patient arrives with a history of a failed operation, missing bone, missing muscle attachments, ligament issues or bad

knees along with bad hips, Cates may consult with colleagues Naylor, Dr. Herman Botero, Dr. Brian Covino, Dr. Conrad Ivie and Dr. Paul Yau. “Having seen those kinds of complex cases over the years, you learn to look individually at those and it helps with the thought process,” said Cates. “We often have discussions about how best to address that particular patient, that particular problem. We employ everybody’s thoughts and experiences and come up with a well-thought-out plan.” “So, the patient isn’t just seeing one person – they may be ‘seeing’ 15 people who will discuss your complex case.” “You want one operation, not two more or 10 more,” said Naylor. “So you must get it right the first time. You have to go in there prepared for every kind of eventuality, bring along all kinds of extra equipment. That takes a lot of pre-op planning, calling a lot of different reps to make sure you have all types of different implants you could possibly use and all different equipment. You have to form a winning game plan before you go into the operating room.” Sometimes, “winning” requires creating custom implants, a highly prized skill that has earned Cates and Covino spots on the implant design teams of multiple major manufacturers. “In cases where the defect and the missing bone are so bad that a conventional implant won’t work,

Joint Effort: ‘The Retreat’ leads the way Dr. Paul Naylor and Dr. Hal Cates make no bones about it – it takes a joint effort. It takes dedicated staff working across departments, patients giving honest feedback, a marriage of research and technology, and doctors working with researchers and other doctors. Put it all together and you have the Parkwest Joint Center – The Retreat, one of Tennessee’s leading providers of hip, knee and other joint replacements. Parkwest has had a designated area for Joint Replacement since 1993. In 2007, the center moved to occupy the fifth floor of Parkwest Medical Center where Naylor and Cates – co-directors of the center and former medical school classmates at the University of Tennessee-Memphis – assembled what has become an orthopedic dream team capable of any joint surgery one can imagine. “We were well ahead of our time and remain so today,” said Cates. Today, Parkwest Joint Center is among the busiest programs in the area. Although Parkwest has roughly 40 to 50 active and courtesy physicians, about 90 percent of the total joint surgeries are performed by Cates, Naylor and Drs. Herman Botero and Brian Covino with the remainder handled by Drs. Paul Becker, Paul Brady, Richard Cunningham, Ryan Dabbs, Conrad Ivie, Rick Parsons, J. Christopher Shaver and Robert Smith. “We collect numbers like length of stay, number of infection events, deep vein thrombosis, patient satisfaction scores, and we can match anybody in the country – Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, special surgery in New York,” said Naylor. “We are as good or better

Hal Cates MD (standing) and Paul Naylor MD. than any joint center in the country. We stack up with the best.” The Joint Center keeps in touch with patients after the procedure. Patients from the previous quarter are invited to a dinner in which they are encouraged to give the physicians feedback on their experience while at Parkwest. “We tell them, ‘All right, we hear the positives. We want to hear the negatives. We don’t get better by patting us on the back Tell us what it is that we lack. Did we wake you up too many times during the night? Did we stick you too hard with a needle? What can we do to make it better? Anything? We want to be best in the country so we strive to find out what, if anything, is bothering you.’ ” The feedback, Naylor said, has been enormously useful, resulting in earlier times for the food service and medication schedules. And when the hospital switched some ice coolers,

the patients were quick to point out: the coolers are nice, but they don’t hold as much ice. “So we went back to the low-tech ones because that’s what the patients wanted,” said Naylor. “You think you are doing the right thing, but the patients come back and say, ‘No, no, you don’t understand. …’ Little things like that really make a difference in a patient’s experience.” “Some of them become volunteers,” Cates said. “They believe so strongly in the center that they become volunteers once a week or once a month to help other patients because they are the best advocates of joint care.” Cates added that Parkwest’s history and patient volume “speaks for itself.” “When patients ask other patients about how they did, there’s a reason people come to Parkwest,” he said. “It’s because the doctors there do a good job, stay current, doing what’s best for the patient. We welcome those patients and they seek us out.” There is no shortage of patients, either. According to Naylor, Medicare is predicting that the number of total joint replacements in the United States will triple within the next 20 years, largely due to the aging Baby Boom population. “The demand is unbelievable,” said Naylor. Looking back on his 24-year career, Naylor says he’s not only seen many changes in the field of orthopedic medicine, but changes in Parkwest as well. “We’ve built a really collegial staff and we also excel in outcomes and patient satisfaction.” “It’s not the surgery – it’s the patients that make it satisfying for me,” said Naylor. “You can’t imagine what

you may have to make a special custom device. You have to make what goes in that patient,” said Cates, who has done just that in more than 60 cases – second most in the state. “In the Southeast, hardly anybody does custom implants, but we do it all the time. ” Cates’ own expertise is irrefutable. As founder and president of the Tennessee Orthopedic Foundation, he has authored articles for medical journals and publications, and is frequently called upon to speak at conferences in New York, Nova Scotia, Osaka, Las Vegas and other venues. His topics often cite research collected by the Foundation. “We track patient outcomes and have done so since I came into practice,” said Cates. “So I’ve got about 20 years’ worth of data, probably 25,000 photos and 20 years’ worth of interesting cases and follow-up that not a lot of surgeons have.” “I give all my patients a copy of what their joint looks like during surgery and a copy of what it looks like before we close – I’ve done that for 20 years,” Cates said. “They get operative notes and color photos. The visual information helps them have a more complete understanding. Patients use what they know to get back to the lifestyle they prefer following joint replacement surgery.” For more information, visit www.treatedwell.com/theretreat or call 865-373-0091.

The Parkwest Joint Center performs almost 2,000 total joint replacements yearly, giving patients a precise and highly functional implant that will last them for many years to come. The center provides extensive education to patients prior to surgery and at discharge to ensure that they have the best possible outcomes with their new joint.

it’s like when somebody comes in and they can’t walk and you fix them and they come back and say, ‘Doctor my life is so much better! You’ve changed my life. I’m walking and playing with my grandkids, I’m playing golf, I’m

doing things with my friends again.’ There’s no greater reward than hearing that.” For more information, visit www. treatedwell.com/theretreat or call 865-373-0091.

Register now for 2016 marathon Registration is open for the 2016 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. The annual event includes a full and half marathon, relay, 5K and Kids Run. New in 2016 – the full and half-marathons and relays will be held on Sunday, April 3, and the 5K and Covenant Kids Run will be held on Saturday, April 2. The full marathon is still certified as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Join other runners across the region and nation as they wind through Fort Sanders and downtown, enjoy the screaming fans in Sequoyah Hills and finish on the field at Neyland Stadium. If you’d like to watch from

the sidelines, encourage your friends and family to join you at the starting line on the Clinch Avenue Bridge, at Tyson Park to see runners on the Third Creek Greenway or at the finish line at the stadium. The runners will need your support as they complete each mile. All the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon races require volunteers to staff water stations and make sure runners stay on course. For more information or to register for any of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events, visit www. knoxvillemarathon.com

ORTHOPEDIC EXCELLENCE Patients who undergo elective orthopedic surgeries at high-volume, regional hospitals have better surgical outcomes and experience fewer complications than those who undergo those surgeries at local hospitals.* Ask how many joint replacement surgeries your surgeon does and trust your care to the experienced orthopedic surgeons at Parkwest.

TreatedWell.com | 374-PARK Source: Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City) in an analysis of more than 974,000 orthopedic patients. HSS is nationally ranked in orthopedics by U.S.News & World Report and is a multi-year recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award.

Parkwest’s top orthopedic surgeons each average hundreds of orthopedic surgeries per year.

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Consolidation Loans

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THROUGH FRIDAY, MARCH 4 “Painted Paper Baskets” exhibit, lobby of the Bagwell Center for Media and Art, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Admission is free; hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays. Info: pstcc.edu or 694-6400.

THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 13 Knoxville Children’s Theatre presents “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Ave. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 1 and 5 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Info/tickets: 2083677; knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com; info@ childrenstheatreknoxville.com.

THROUGH FRIDAY, APRIL 15 Selected works by artist Kay List on exhibit, Envision Art Gallery, 4050 Sutherland Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday. Info: kaylistart.com; envisionartgallery.com; 438-4154.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 Clarence Brown Theatre Family Feast, 6 p.m., UT’s Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Blvd. A performance of “A Lesson Before Dying” and a pre-performance buffet-style dinner. Must attend as a family. Recommended for mature middle schoolers and up. Info: clarencebrowntheatre.com. Jazz Lunch at the Square Room featuring “Tribute to Ahmad Jamal with Justin Haynes,” noon, 4 Market Square Building. Cost: $15; includes lunch buffet by Café 4. Info/tickets: knoxjazz.org or by visiting Café 4 prior to show.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3 Flower Lover’s Garden Club meeting, 2 p.m., John T. O’Connor Senior Center. Info: 687-0744. Friends Mini Used Book Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Karns Branch Library, 7516 Oak Ridge Highway. Info: 470-8663, knoxfriends.org. How to Use Facebook for Seniors, 1-3 p.m., Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Presented by Social Media 4 Seniors. Cost: $30. Registration/ payment deadline: Thursday, March 3. Info/registration: 218-3375; townoffarragut.org/register; in person at Town Hall. Sean McCollough, 4-4:45 p.m., Karns Branch Library, 7516 Oak Ridge Highway. Info: 470-8663.

FRIDAY, MARCH 4 Clarence Brown Theatre: Season For Youth Student Matinees, 9:30 a.m., Ula Love Carousel Theatre, UT campus. Performance of “A Lesson Before Dying.” Recommended for mature middle schoolers and up. Info: clarencebrowntheatre/season-for-youth. Grand opening of “Peep Show” art exhibit, 5-9 p.m., Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 N Broadway. Exhibit on display March 4-27. Parental discretion is advised for children under 18. Info: BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com; Jessica Gregory, 5568676. Opening reception for Beth Meadows exhibit, 7-10 p.m., The Central Collective, 923 N. Central St. Free and open to the public. Exhibit on display through Tuesday, March 29. Info: 236-1590 or info@thecentralcollective.com. Opening reception for “Three Views of Reality” exhibit, 5-9 p.m., Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. On display March 4-24. Info: 523-7543 or knoxalliance. com. Opening reception for exhibit of works by painter Lynda Best and pipe maker Ron Smith, 5:30 p.m., Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St. On display through March 27. Info: 525-5265; artmarketgallery.net; Facebook.com/Art.Market.Gallery. Public reception for Knoxville Watercolor Society exhibit, 5-9 p.m., Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. exhibit on display March 4-24. Info: 523-7543 or knoxalliance.com.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 4-5 The Appalachian Ballet Company encore presentation of three ballets, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. Featuring: “My Mama had a Dancing Heart,” “When Uncle Took the Fiddle” and “Little Lil and the Swing-Singing Sax.” Tickets: ClaytonArtsCenter.com, 981-8590, at the door.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 4-20 Tennessee Stage Company New Play Festival, Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 319 N. Gay St. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Info/tickets: 546-4280.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5 AARP Driver Safety class, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Far-

ragut Presbyterian Church, 209 Jamestowne Blvd. Info/ registration: Carolyn Rambo, 382-5822. “Beginning Genealogy,” 1-4 p.m., East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Instructor: Ann Blomquist, MEd. Preregistration, valid email address, good Internet searching capabilities required. Free and open to the public. Info/registration: 215-8809. The Bing Brothers featuring Jake Krack, 8 p.m., Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Tickets: $14, some discounts available. Info/tickets: www.jubileearts.org. Friends Mini Used Book Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Karns Branch Library, 7516 Oak Ridge Highway. Info: 470-8663, knoxfriends.org. Garden Tool Use and Maintenance workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, UT Arboretum Auditorium, 901 S. Illinois Ave., Oak Ridge. The workshop will focus on the use and maintenance of chainsaws, lawnmowers, garden hand tools and sprayers. Free; donations welcome. Info: 4833571; utarboretumsociety.org. Kitten and cat adoption fair, noon-6 p.m., West Town PetSmart adoption center, 214 Morrell Road. Sponsored by Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee. Info: www.feralfelinefriends.org. Mardi Growl, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Market Square. Includes pet-friendly parade and festival. Proceeds benefit Young-Williams Animal Center. Info/registration: mardigrowl.org; young-williams.org; 215-6599. Rummage sale/bake sale/concessions, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Macedonia UMC, 4630 Holston Drive. Saturday Stories and Songs: Kindermusik, 11 a.m., Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Ages birth to 5 years old. Info: 470-7033. Saturday Stories and Songs: Miss Lynn, 11 a.m., Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. Info: 215-8750. Weed Wrangle, 9 a.m. Volunteers needed to help remove invasive plants in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum, Ijams Nature Center, and Lakeshore Park. Info/volunteer registration: weedwrangle.com and click on the photo of Knoxville.

SATURDAYS, MARCH 5-26 Pilates/Yoga Fusion classes, 9-10 a.m., Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Cost: $40. Registration and payment deadline: Friday, March 4. Info/registration: townoffarragut.org/register; in person at Town Hall; or 218-3375.

SUNDAY, MARCH 6 UT’s Love United Gospel Choir concert, 6 p.m., Farragut Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 209 Jamestown Blvd. Free and open to the public.

MONDAY, MARCH 7 Book Discussion: “A Lesson Before Dying,” 6 p.m., Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Facilitated by Ginny Weatherstone. A light dinner will be served. Info: knoxlib.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 8 Harvey Broome Group Sierra Club meeting, 7 p.m., Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike. Program: “Preview of 2016 Outings.” All programs free and open to the public. Post-performance Salon discussion: “A Lesson Before Dying,”7:30 p.m., Ula Love Carousel Theatre, UT campus. Info: clarencebrowntheatre.com.

TUESDAYS, MARCH 8-29 Pilates classes, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Cost: $40. Registration and payment deadline: Monday, March 7. Info/ registration: townoffarragut.org/register; in person at Town Hall; or 218-3375.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 Clarence Brown Theatre: Season For Youth Student Matinees, 9:30 a.m., Ula Love Carousel Theatre, UT campus. Performance of “A Lesson Before Dying.” Recommended for mature middle schoolers and up. Info: clarencebrowntheatre/season-for-youth. The Foothills Craft Guild JuryFest. Membership applicants must reside in Tennessee, and crafts must be of original design produced within the past two years. Info: foothillscraftguild.org; Bob Klassen, klassenbob0619@gmail.com, or Ken Shipley, shipleyk@apsu. edu. “Getting Your House in Order” seminar, 2-3 p.m., Turkey Creek Medical Center, 10820 Parkside Drive, classroom #1. Free; registration required. Info/ registration: 1-855-TENNOVA (836-6682) or Tennova. com. “The Legacy and Challenge of Suffrage: Votes for Women in Tennessee” Brown Bag Lecture, noon, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Speaker: Wanda Sobieski. Free and open to the public. Info: 2158824 or EastTNHistory.org.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, MARCH 9-10 AARP Driver Safety class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fort Sanders Senior Center, 1220 W. Main St., Sevierville. Info/registration: Carolyn Rambo, 382-5822.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10 Appalachian family square dance, 8 p.m., Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Sponsored by Knoxville Square Dance. Music by The Hellgramites. Callers: Leo Collins, Stan Sharp and Ruth Simmons. No experience necessary. Admission: $7, $5 students and JCA members. Info: jubileearts.org. “Ready, Set, Sow: Don’t Jump the Gun,” Hu-

mana Guidance Center, 4438 Western Ave. Presented by Master Gardener Barb O’Neil. Free and open to the public. Info: 329-8892.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, MARCH 10-11 AARP Driver Safety class, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Karns Senior Center, 8032 Oak Ridge Highway. Info/ registration: Carolyn Rambo, 382-5822.

FRIDAY, MARCH 11 Clarence Brown Theatre: Season For Youth Student Matinees, 9:30 a.m., Ula Love Carousel Theatre, UT campus. Performance of “A Lesson Before Dying.” Recommended for mature middle schoolers and up. Info: clarencebrowntheatre/season-for-youth. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Knox County Health Department Community Room, 140 Dameron Ave. Info: Katheryne Nix, Katheryne.nix@knoxcounty.org or 215-5170. The Gibson Brothers and Lonesome River Band, 7 p.m., Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St. Info/tickets: 684-1200; Tennessee Theatre box office; all Ticketmaster outlets; KnoxBijou.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12 The Freight Hoppers Old-Time String Band, 8 p.m., Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Rescheduled from Jan. 23. Tickets: $14, some discounts available. Info/tickets: www.jubileearts.org. Kitten and cat adoption fair, noon-6 p.m., West Town PetSmart adoption center, 214 Morrell Road. Sponsored by Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee. Info: www.feralfelinefriends.org. National Girl Scout Day, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., American Museum of Science and Energy, 300 S Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge. Free admission to AMSE and the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge for Girl Scouts in uniform and their families. Info: 576-3200 or amse.org. “Pruning Roses” hands-on workshop, 10:30 a.m.-noon, All Saints Catholic Church, 620 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Presented by Master Gardeners Carolyn Kiser, Carolyn Noey and Marsha Lehman. Bring pruners, gloves and kneeling pads. Info: knoxcountymastergardener.org or 215-2340. Saturday Stories and Songs: Brianna Hanson, 11 a.m., Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Info: 470-7033. Scavenger Hunt, Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Cost: $50/team. Proceeds benefit Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont. Info/registration: 4486709; gsmit.org/hunt.html.

SUNDAY, MARCH 13 Clarence Brown Theatre: Sunday Symposium with Dr. Michelle D. Commander, 2 p.m., Ula Love Carousel Theatre, UT campus. Post-performance discussion on “A Lesson Before Dying” and its themes. Info: clarencebrowntheatre.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 14 All Over the Page: “Landline,” 6:30 p.m., Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. Info: 215-8750.

TUESDAY, MARCH 15 Computer Workshop: “Introducing the Computer,” 2-4:15 p.m., East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Preregistration required. Info/registration: 215-8700. “Women’s Pay Equity: Why It Matters To You!” forum, 6:30-8 p.m., Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike. Info: Anne Loy, anneloy@comcast.net, 281-9689; Linda Murawski, murawskil@aol.com, 607-8032; Knoxville-tn.aauw.net.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 Knoxville Symphony League Spring Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Cherokee Country Club. Check-in, tablescapes viewing and book signing, 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker: cookbook author and southern hospitality expert Ginny McCormack. Performance by Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Gabriel Lefkowitz. Reservations deadline: March 7. Info: 765-1660.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18 Cafe Mortel, 1:30-4 p.m., Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golfclub Road. Everyone welcome. Info: 588-8813. World Storytelling Day with the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association, 1 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of Maryville, 510 S. Washington St., Maryville. Featuring storytellers: Jennifer Alldredge, Jean Davidson, Kathleen Mavournin, Susan Fulbright, Millie Sieber and Stephen Fulbright. Donations appreciated. Info: Sheri Liles, 680-8453, spinningmaid@gmail.com, smokymountaintellers.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 19 Arbor Day celebration, 1-5 p.m., Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway. Free; donations appreciated. Info: marblesprings.net; 573-5508; info@marblesprings.net. “Civil War Genealogy on the Internet,” 1-3 p.m., East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD. Preregistration, valid email address, good Internet searching capabilities required. Info/registration beginning March 7: 215-8809. East Tennessee Kidney Foundation’s Lucky Kidney Run and Irish Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Market Square. Festival features: live music, dancing, vendor booths, and kids’ inflatables and midway games. Info/ Run or walk registration: etkidney.org.


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