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August 6, 2014


Suttle hopes for new beginning


By Betty Bean

➤ Time to register

businesses The renewal period for the town of Farragut business privilege license is ongoing through Aug. 31. Those businesses that currently have a business license can renew at no cost at www. townoffarragut.org/formcenter. A printable renewal form is also available for those who wish to mail or bring the form to the Farragut Town Hall. The business privilege license is a requirement for every person who conducts a business that operates from a physical site located within Farragut’s town limits. The license applies to all commercial, office and home-based businesses. The reasoning behind the registration and license is to help ensure that Farragut receives its proper share of sales-tax revenue and allows the town to more effectively communicate with businesses. Contact the administration department at 966-7057 with questions.

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Creek Road Turkey Creek Road will be closed to through traffic for up to 28 days beginning Aug. 18. The road will be closed between Lake Heather Road at Inverness subdivision to Lake Haven Road at Lake Haven subdivision. Work is being done to improve a slope that leaves large amounts of dirt on the sidewalk and road after heavy rains. The slope was left when the road was reconstructed in 1997 to limit the impact on the property at 11625 Turkey Creek Road. The problem will be corrected by cutting the steep slope back and stabilizing it with plant material.

They called him “Big Rich” when he was an All-American basketball player at Maryville College, and Richard Suttle, who stands 6-7, remembers those years as the happiest of his life. Now that he’s won back his job with Knox County Schools, he’s ready to turn the page on his worst year and is looking forward to going back to simply being called “teacher.” Suttle believes he has been publicly labeled a bad teacher, despite hearing officer H. Scott Ream’s reversal of Superintendent James McIntyre’s decision to fire him. Ream was scathing in his criticism of the McIntyre administration for pursuing a tenure revocation and made a point of complimenting Suttle’s ability to explain basic algebra in a way math-phobic students could understand. Last week, he got his first paycheck in 10 months – a year’s salary minus a 90-day suspension without pay (a punishment he doesn’t believe is deserved), and he is relieved to end a year of stress and financial hardship. But here is some of what he believes has been lost in the discussion: He taught repeaters at Gibbs High School – sophomores, juniors and even seniors who had failed freshman algebra, sometimes more than once. Often, these students became so frustrated with standardized tests that they gave up trying to answer questions and bubbled in answers in haphazard fashion, just to get through them. Administrators argue that these are the students with the potential to show the most improvement, which Suttle says ignores the realities of kids who may be dealing with family crises, financial, health or relationship trouble, or simply the frustration of not “getting” math anymore. “I was told by my numeracy coach, ‘If you have a class of 20 and three of them don’t try, and just “Christmas tree” the answer

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■ Economic Development Committee – 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 ■ Stormwater Advisory Committee – 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 ■ Board of Mayor and Aldermen – 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 ■ Personnel Committee – 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 ■ Farragut Municipal Planning Commission – 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 ■ Farragut Folklife Museum Meeting – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 ■ Board of Mayor and Aldermen – 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28

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The question is one that has been asked before. Should the town of Farragut relax the sign ordinance to give more visibility to businesses that help the town to prosper? At last week’s Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, the answer was yes, and the response was applause from representatives of Dura-Line Corp. Dura-Line manufactures and distributes high-density plastic piping. While the company is the largest tenant of an office building at 11400 Parkside Drive, its name is not on the building. Instead, the names of two smaller companies − with previous leases − are the only two that can appear on the building, according to Farragut’s sign ordinance. The company constantly recruits out-of-town employees, and when prospects ask for directions, they are told to look for Red Robin across the street, said Dura-Line vice president Tim Grimsley. “It’s very important to us as a corporation to have our name on the building so we can expand and grow in Farragut.” President and CEO Paresh



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but before he made a decision, he heard from Maryville College head basketball coach Rick Byrd (now at Belmont), who invited him out to the school and offered him a place on the team. ■ The early years By fall, he was enrolled at Maryville College, majoring in Suttle was a member of Farragut High School’s class of 1976, the physical education, minoring in last graduating class at the “old” math and thriving on the baskethigh school. He didn’t play team ball court. He got his degree in sports but always loved basketball 1981. His first job out of college and played recreationally every was teaching math and P.E at St. chance he got, especially after he Joseph School. One of his classes went on to the University of Ten- was algebra-readiness for 8th nessee. He was playing a pickup graders. Two years later, Suttle moved game when he caught the eye of on to South Middle School and two coach Tom Deaton during the years after that to South-Young summer after his freshman year. Deaton, who coached at Bearden High School, teaching math. In 1984, he entered the master’s High School and also assisted UT coach Don DeVoe, offered Suttle program in P.E. at the University the opportunity to walk on at UT, of North Carolina, and once he finsheet, there’s no way to recover from that,’ ” Suttle said. Simply put, Suttle’s argument is a direct challenge to the system of teacher evaluation now in use.

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Chari pointed out the irony that visitors from Google had to search to find the building. “Something’s fundamentally wrong,” he said. Farragut Community Development director Mark Shipley said the request to allow for signs on three sides of the building − two on the front and one on each end − was reviewed by the town’s Visual Resources Review Board, and a recommendation was made to allow an amendment to the sign ordinance. The change would allow for four signs that wouldn’t exceed the square footage that is currently permitted. The FBMA voted 4-0 to approve the ordinance change. In other business, Farragut Human Resources Manager Janet Curry commended the town’s safety record while asking for authorization to participate in a matching-grant program offered by the town’s workers’ compensation carrier. The pool will match up to $1,500 that the town spends on safety devices. Equipment purchased from the matching grant in past years has helped the town maintain an

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excellent safety record, she said. In the past five years, there have been just 10 OSHA recordable accidents resulting in two days of lost work time. The FBMA authorized participation in the program. The Knoxville Track Club requested approval for the inaugural Turkey Creek 13.1 Half Marathon/5K/Kids’ Run on Saturday, Nov. 1. The half marathon will require the closing of Dixon Road, Virtue Road and Allen Kirby Road, and other roads will be partially closed. KTC will conduct an extensive public outreach effort to notify affected residents ahead of time. While the FBMA expressed support for the event, it requested that Farragut be incorporated into the event name since most of the half marathon and all of the 5K course is within town limits. It approved the event application. Approval was also given to a request to place directional signage for the Knoxville News Sentinel Open, which is Thursday, Aug. 14, through Sunday, Aug. 17, at Fox Den Country Club. This is the 25th anniversary of the tournament.


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ished, his next stop was Belmont Abbey College in Charlotte, N.C., where he worked his way up to the position of director of camps and conferences, facilities and student housing. He eventually decided to come back home. As a seasoned math teacher with previous Knox County experience, Suttle had no problem finding a place to land. Gibbs High School principal Janice Walker snapped him up, and he remembers the next four years as a very good time. In 2008, Walker retired and Suttle’s fortunes changed. He got a good evaluation the following year, but by 2010, he felt he was being singled out for extra attention. “There are all sorts of ways to make life miserable,” Suttle said. “The scrutiny was very stressful.” In 2011, he got placed in the Intensive Assistance Plan, a step closer to the slippery slope of dismissal or a chance to do better. He successfully finished the IAP and earned praise from the mentors who worked with him. But on the last day of school in 2013, he was informed that he was being recommended for termination. “I felt like I’d been kicked in the stomach,” he said. He sweated out an anxious summer, hearing nothing until five days before the start of the school year, when he was told not to report for work and was put on paid leave until further notice. In September, the school board OK’d his termination. A month after that, he was officially fired. Although teachers seldom win such cases, he believed he’d been unjustly terminated and decided to challenge the decision. “I had the right to appeal, so I chose to fight. I couldn’t really pursue full-time employment during that time because I would have forfeited my ability to appeal for my job back, and if I took a fulltime job, I’d have had to resign, and that would have been the end of my appeal. I did some parttime work, but financially it was very hard. I’d wake up in a sweat. I exhausted every resource I had. My hearing didn’t take place till the following March, and it was a month after that the decision came.” He said he was “very happy and a bit surprised” in April when the hearing officer not only reinstated him but also criticized McIntyre’s administration for firing him. He didn’t believe it was fair to get a 90-day suspension without pay tacked on (for calling a student he’d written up for disciplinary reasons “Billy Badass,” being late for class as he traveled from room to room, having some absences due to sickness and for failing to properly record scores from a non-credit course). In May, Suttle came back down to earth when McIntyre announced his intention to appeal the hearing officer’s decision. The case went back to the same school board that had voted to terminate his tenure last fall, and the vote was set for July. Suttle was afraid to get his hopes up. “I was fearful that they would overturn my reinstatement,” he said. He showed up at the July school board meeting accompanied by TEA lawyer Virginia McCoy, who To page A-3

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Merit Construction Inc., based in West Knoxville, has been awarded the contract to build Pigeon Forge’s latest tourist attraction, the Ripken Experience. The sports complex will feature six artificial-turf baseball fields, a clubhouse and batting cages on a 90acre site off Teaster Boulevard, across the street from the city’s 232,000-squarefoot LeConte Center, which Merit Construction recently completed. The total cost of the sports-complex project is $22.5 million. Merit president Bruce Bosse said, “We are really pleased to have been awarded the contract to build this new sports complex. We truly enjoy working in Pigeon Forge and look forward to constructing another landmark destination with the city.” The city of Pigeon Forge will enter into a contract with the Ripken Experience, a management company founded by Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. to manage the sports complex. Estimates are that more than 82,000 additional visitors per year will come to Pigeon Forge to take advantage of the sports complex. The Ripken Experience also operates two other facilities, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Aberdeen, Md.




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New home for

Tellico Community Players The Tellico Community Players broke ground on some new digs last month. Construction started the first week of July, and TCP expects to wrap up the project in September.

Tellico Community Player Len Willis, center, welcomes Brandi Underwood, left, and Rhonda Tucker from the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce to the Village. Photo by Patty Robichaud

John Cherry This overhead shot shows the new Toqua Pavilion. The ninth hole can be seen at left. Photo courtesy TVPOA

IT’S BETTER AT TELLICO VILLAGE The new theater space will seat 150 audience members on risers and provide excellent views of the action on stage. The facility will have a modest box office, lobby area and dressing rooms backstage to accommodate the performers. The cost of construction is covered by a combination of contributions and financing. More than 50 percent of the budget has already been raised. The Tellico Village Property Owners Association Board of Directors authorized a donation of $10,000 to support this important arts project in the Village with another $10,000 available via a lowinterest loan for TCP should it decide it needs it. There is still a need for additional support, and the players are appreciative of all the support they receive. Anyone wanting to make a contribution to the building fund should contact Steve Mayberry, TCP treasurer, at stevemayberry@charter.net or 310-6068. Their next production is “Short Plays for the Long Living.” In each of these two-character plays, a man or woman runs head-on into the roadblocks life seems to

provide the senior citizen and manages to come out of the collision intact and wiser. The production will be a dinner theater at the Tellico Village Yacht Club. Show dates are Aug. 14 to 17. Tickets are limited and can be purchased at the Yacht Club, Village Salon in Tellico Village, Salon Anew in Tellico Village and the Kahite Pub and Grill in Vonore.

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The much-anticipated grand opening of the Toqua Pavilion was a fantastic event last Thursday. More than 100 people came out to enjoy the weather, fun, food and music as Tellico Village cut the ribbon on its newest amenity. This open-air pavilion features a kitchen, restrooms, fireplace and bar and provides fantastic views of the ninth and 18th greens at the Toqua Golf Club. The Ladies Golf Association 18-hole League enjoyed a soft opening on July 29 for their “Bring a Man” Tour-

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nament. Dick and Anne Parkhill were the winners in the Green/White Flight, and Scott and Karen Mathout won the Yellow/Orange Flight. Good food and fun was had by all. Anyone interested in reserving the Toqua Pavilion

had represented him before the hearing officer. She didn’t hold back in her criticism of the way her client had been treated. At the end of the meeting, the school board voted 7-0 to deny McIntyre’s appeal and uphold the decision of the hearing officer. Now, Suttle says he’s looking forward to a new job at Whittle Springs Middle School, even though he’ll be teaching P.E. instead of math. He’s hoping for a new beginning. In July, Knox County Commissioner Tony Norman formally requested detailed costs to Knox County Schools for the Suttle misadventure.

year has Channel 3 moved into cyberspace. Channel 3 has its own website: www. ■ The Village goes TellicoVillageChan3.org. The more than a dozen cyber, Channel 3 volunteers who operate Tellico Village has had its cameras, host programs own television station for and edit video do great years, but only in the past work in bringing the news

of the Village to hundreds of viewers on Charter cable channel 3. Now, they reach potentially millions more via the Internet. When you are wondering what’s going on in the Village, check out the Channel 3 website.

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Richard Suttle: All-American “In the season finale, junior Richard Suttle had one of the finest games any Maryville College player has ever had. Maryville trounced Sewanee 87-78. The lanky pivotman poured in 28 points, yanked down an incredible 25 rebounds, and according to coach (Rick) Byrd … “dominated the game on both ends of the floor.” “The 15 wins were the most by any Scots squad in 31 years. Suttle led the Scots in scoring, rebounds, free-throw percentage and field-goal percentage. He was consistent with 16.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game …” (From Maryville College’s announcement of Richard Suttle’s 2007 induction to its “Wall of Fame.”)

By Cindy Taylor All students in 52 Knox County schools will be eligible for free breakfasts and lunches this year. One principal estimated a savings of $720 per year to families who typically buy both meals. Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) will be launched here this year. “CEP is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which provides criteria to assess which schools qualify,” said Jon Dickl, ex-

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ecutive director of school nutrition for Knox County Schools. “Through this federally-funded program, all students in the qualifying schools receive meals at no charge.” Knox County qualified schools are: Elementary: Adrian Burnett, Beaumont, Belle Morris, Carter, Chilhowee, Christenberry, Copper Ridge, Corryton, Dogwood, East Knox County, Fair Garden, Fort Sanders, Fountain City, Gap Creek, Green Magnet, Inskip, KAEC, Lon-

sdale, Maynard, Mooreland Heights, Mount Olive, New Hopewell, Norwood. Pleasant Ridge, Pond Gap, Powell, Ridgedale, Ritta, Sam E. Hill, Sarahy Moore Greene, South Knox, Spring Hill, Sterchi, Sunnyview Primary, West Haven, West Hills, West View; Middle: Bearden, Carter, Gresham, Northwest, South-Doyle, Vine; Whittle Springs; High: Austin-East, Career Magnet, Carter, Central, Fulton, Paul Kelley Volunteer Academy, Richard Yoakley, South-Doyle.


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government Shopper-News keeps on keeping on Word that Scripps is dumping its newspaper division rocked our staff last week to the point that Shannon Carey, general manager, asked me to say a few words. “Go sell ads; go find scoops; finish that @#$%^ website,” I said. And then I told them about Plan B: We live in a marketdriven economy; no communists here. We get up every morning and work to produce a product that people read because it’s relevant (and fun). Our ads get results or folks would stop buying them. So why worry? This writer has published Shopper-News weekly since 1971 – only nine of those years as a part of Scripps. Our sales continue to grow (July

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2014 was a record high), chiefly because we’re adding newspapers. Call us a throwaway, laugh at our name. That’s OK. Silly as it sounds, we produce a weekly paper because we love doing it. People buying ads … people reading it … well, that’s just gravy. So move on. Read Bean’s election predictions. See what Victor’s stirring up. Check out Marvin West’s ode to Chip Kell. Enjoy, my friends, because you’re holding a 2014 miracle – a print newspaper.

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This Koch’s (not) for you This time next week, Stacey Campfield’s going to be cleaning out his Nashville office. He and Steve “Extra Crispy” Hall can discuss their future plans on the way back to Knoxville because Hall’s going to lose his primary, too. Chief Justice Gary Wade is going to weather the storm, and probably so will Justice Sharon Lee. The fate of Justice Cornelia Clark is somewhat murkier, since Ram PAC, or whatever it is that Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey’s calling his slush fund these days, has cut her out of the herd and is going after her hard. Ramsey would probably rather beat Wade, but he’s apparently figured out that the Silver Fox of Sevierville has deeper pockets, more friends and a more agile brain than the Speaker of the Senate. But Ramsey needs to pick off only one of the three to flip the majority on the court that elects the state attorney general and throw out Bob Cooper, who refuses to do stuff that’s unconstitutional. Daryl Fansler, who seems to enjoy campaigning, will

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win another term on the Chancery Court bench. He’d probably have preferred not to have to campaign, but if he had to have an opponent, a guy who practices law out of a car with Kentucky license plates is a pretty good one to have. Clarence “Eddie” Pridemore will give us a good idea of the number of knee-jerk Republicans in Knox County. Harold Wimberly, who seems to hate campaigning, will have a tougher time fending off his Republican opponent, Bill Ailor, who is more presentable and better known than Pridemore. Adoption advocates are worried about this one, which is seen as a toss-up. There are two good candidates in the race for Criminal Court judge, which one would assume would give the edge to Republican

Scott Green, who had Mayor Tim Burchett to make robocalls on his behalf. Although Democrat Leland Price is a respected prosecutor with a Harvard law degree, this is East Tennessee, after all, and you have to give the edge to Green. Lawyers complain about Circuit Court Judge Patricia Hall Long’s temperament and bench demeanor but not loud enough to hurt her, so she’ll beat Democrat George Underwood because she is the GOP establishment candidate. Knoxville’s minority community will have to keep dreaming about the day when there will be an African-American judge on the bench. The two school board races are easy to predict. A couple of cheerleaders for Superintendent James McIntyre are going down. Terry Hill, the most polished candidate in the entire field going into the race, will coast to a comfortable win in the 6th District over Sandra Rowcliffe. Marshall Walker, the candidate with the roughest edges going in, hit his stride after the pri-

Haslam, Alexander in town today votes separating the winner and loser. Daniel will defeat Hall in the Deane Hill Rec Center voting precinct and Rocky Hill as this area is upset over Hall’s legislation to sell Lakeshore Park. Hall should win in the northwest city portion of the district with West Hills and Cedar Bluff areas determining the winner. Hall has staged a spirited defense to the early Daniel Victor surge of mailings, advertising and heavy door-to-door Ashe campaigning. Each has spent more than $80,000 to win the primary. Whoever wins will be the next state ■ Knox County has a representative as no Demolong record of keeping leg- crat is running. Almost islative incumbents. Tomor- 10,000 people may vote in row (Aug. 7) two incumbent this state rep contest. The last time an incumlegislators face strongly contested races that may bent state representative in result in their retirement. Knox County lost in a party They are Stacey Campfield, primary was 20 years ago. opposed by Richard Briggs Maria Peroulas lost to Tim for state senator, and Steve Burchett (now county mayHall, opposed by Martin or) in 1994. The last state Daniel for state representa- senator to lose in his party’s tive. Campfield and Hall are primary was Fred Berry in personal friends and close 1976 to Ben Atchley. ■ Randy Boyd was political allies. Hall actively supports Campfield’s re- elected to chair the Tennessee Higher Education nomination. My prediction is that Commission at its recent Briggs will have a comfort- meeting. Boyd spent last able win over Campfield, year working without pay who has become too con- for Gov. Haslam on higher troversial to hold his seat. education issues. ■ The MPC controThe Daniel-Hall contest seems to be a toss-up with versy continues. Embatperhaps only a few hundred tled executive director Mark

mary and will beat incumbent Gloria Deathridge. Finally, the Americans for Prosperity PAC obviously has more Koch brothers’ money than sense. Last week, they sent out competing mail pieces blasting Common Core – one on behalf of 13th House District Republican candidate Jason Emert, the other on behalf of 13th District House candidate Eddie Smith. Meanwhile, incumbent Gloria Johnson has been the statewide leader in a teachers’ revolt against issues surrounding the Common Core State Standards. The Emert/Smith race is the toughest to predict. The July 31 financial disclosures show Smith, who could be the more difficult opponent for Johnson to handle, limping toward the finish with $775 in the till. Emert, who earlier disclosed a $66,000 loan from himself, reported an ending balance of $9,388.55. He also reports knocking on 3,000 doors in a week. You don’t have to know Common Core math to snicker at that one. Republican insiders still grumble that neither of them will beat Johnson. I’ll pick Smith but pull for Emert, just for the optics.

Job Fair at Fulton The job fair at Fulton High School organized by state Rep. Gloria Johnson, Tennessee Department of Labor and the local Career Center (managed by Ray Abbas) drew more than 250 job seekers and more than 30 employers, including Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Weigel’s, Colgate-Palmolive, WGS Global Service, Aerotek, Verizon, CVS Caremark and Walden Security, Talbots, FedEx Ground and the University of Tennessee. Johnson (center) took a minute to sit with jobseekers Shamika Cook and Gwen Grisson. Photo by Betty Bean

Gov. Bill and Crissy Haslam will headline a getout-the-vote rally at 5:30 p.m. today (Aug. 6) at Cherokee Mills, 2220 Sutherland Ave. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will be there as he wraps up his primary campaign for re-election. The public is invited.

Donaldson is meeting with individual commissioners (which he seldom does) to explain both why he should stay and his hiring of Dave Hill. As of Aug. 1, MPC chair Rebecca Longmire still had not responded to Burchett’s letter asking for an explanation on the Hill hiring, which excluded women, staff and African-Americans from consideration. Her lack of a timely response to Burchett is strange given that her MPC term has expired and Burchett is the person who will decide whether she stays or leaves. Of course, with all this controversy she may be anxious to depart and

let someone else handle this high-profile personnel issue as many neighborhood groups have unified to urge Donaldson’s removal. The city Law Department is known to be unhappy with the quality (or lack of quality) of the MPC work product and Donaldson is unresponsive. Council has postponed several items for six months each. Two other MPC commissioners’ terms have expired, and Burchett will fill them by reappointing or replacing. They are Laura Cole and Brian Pierce. Burchett’s action (whatever it may be) will send strong signals as to how

determined he is to secure reform in the internal operations of MPC. Burchett is known to be concerned about the current situation and anxious to see if MPC will fi x the problems without intervention. MPC is funded by city and county taxpayers. ■ Former Vice Mayor Jack Sharp, the longestserving Knoxville vice mayor (14 years) in the city’s history (and only a heartbeat away from being mayor the whole time) turns 80 on Sunday, Aug. 10. A street named in his honor leads to the Fire Training Academy in East Knoxville, which Sharp strongly backed while

on council. He served 28 years on City Council, from 1975 to 2003. Sharp is currently a member of the above-mentioned MPC. He has avoided public comment but may be a mover behind the scenes on these issues. ■ The 70th anniversary of the Warsaw (Poland) Uprising fell five days ago on Aug. 1 when Poles for 62 days fought the Nazi occupiers of Warsaw while 50,000 Russian troops were less than a mile away refusing to assist the Poles, who were allies along with Great Britain and the United States. Poles have not forgotten.

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Chip Kell says a lot Chip Kell, one of the best offensive linemen in Tennessee history, didn’t say much during his college years but has said a lot at 65. This very strong man who once lifted one corner of a Volkswagen so another man could change a tire has written a book about God and football. He went so far as to discuss recruiting and tell what Auburn fans offered him to become a Tiger. “All in God’s Glory” includes the exciting trip from adoption as a baby to Tennessee stardom, a fling at pro ball, a checkered coaching career, the College Hall of Fame and semiretirement. I learned a lot about Curtis Cliff “Chip” Kell. I knew how far he put the shot as an eighth-grader, a national record 65 feet, four and three-fourths inches. I knew of his determination to fly airplanes. I knew he loved fast cars and once took Chuck Rohe for a terrifying ride

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down 411. I knew he wasn’t tall enough to meet NFL criteria. I didn’t know he once worked as a jail inspector. I had no idea what he once ate for breakfast at Uncle Earl’s house (dozen eggs, pound of bacon, half a loaf of toast, half gallon of milk, etc.). I shouldn’t have been surprised to learn his father invoked the law on recruiting. I was pleased by Chip’s reason for writing the book, to praise God for endless opportunities. “My main goal is to help bring people back to God.” Chip believes America is sliding in the wrong direction and that greed is taking over.

If his book shows a profit, he will donate it to charity. Chip grew up in the Atlanta area. His dad, a Georgia graduate, had been a pilot. He became a coach at Southwest DeKalb High, which means young Kell got a head start in athletics. At age 10 he wrote New York Giants linebacker Sam Huff to request a photo and autograph – and scored. Tennessee assistant coach Vince Gibson saw Chip as a very powerful sophomore at a track meet. Vince told Chip about the great track program Rohe was building in Knoxville and that the Vols would be watching him in football. They did. So did everybody else. Chip had a cardboard box full of scholarship offers. He didn’t go to Georgia because he thought the Bulldogs took him for granted. He didn’t consider Alabama because Pat Dye, then an assistant coach, said he didn’t

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Man Up As of November 2013, men filled 110 offices out of 132 for the Tennessee General Assembly. Only voters in Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Utah elected a lower percentage of women to their state legislatures. Obviously, most Tennessee voters hate women, but take nothing for granted while campaigning. A few years ago, U.S. Rep. Nancy

Pelosi said, “Every month without an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs.” By now, according to Pelosi, billions of Americans must be jobless, and better than half are women. If they register to vote in Tennessee, watch out men.

The nightmare scenario above can be avoided if we raise the bar for voter eligibility. Requiring photo IDs, passports and birth certificates is a step in the right direction, but residency requirements are far too lax. To be eligible to vote in any election in Tennessee, prospective voters must submit proof that they and their families have resided in the state for at least 25 years. (Monthly water bills may be accepted as proof of residency on a case-by-case basis.)

At age 10, Chip started training with weights. At 20, he was the strongest Vol I ever saw. He was 240 pounds, 60 inches around the shoulders and simply overpowering. Twice he won the Jacobs blocking trophy. Like Johnson, he made it to football heaven, the hall of fame. Chip thought he stood 6-1. UT said 6-0. NFL scouts called it 5-11. San Diego drafted him in the 17th round. Top pay, including bonus, was his rookie season, $17,000. He ended up with the Edmonton Eskimos. In his second Canadian season, illogically plugged in to cover kicks, he suffered a terrible knee injury. Surgery lasted more than six hours. Chip returned to Knoxville and passed 36 class hours in one quarter to finish his degree. He later earned a master’s. He coached and built or improved weight rooms for 30 years in Tennessee and Georgia, from UT-Chattanooga to Valley Point Middle School. Once or

twice he yelled at officials. “I once had my team at first down and 80 yards to go.” Between coaching jobs, Kell launched a business in his home basement. He developed a superior line of weight-training equipment and was good in sales. He wasn’t so good with agreements and contracts. He described his flaw as “gullibility. He did once work for the Tennessee Department of Correction. Highlight was meeting legendary Sheriff Buford Pusser. Chip has endured two knee replacements. He has artificial shoulder parts and arthritis in his neck, back and hands. He does not complain. He points to his family and says he has been richly blessed. The book is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Books A Million. If you prefer an autographed copy, you can negotiate with Chip at coach30721@yahoo.com/.

asserted that corporations may hold religious beliefs. Bottom line, corporations are people, and many of them need a wholesome American home. Why else would so many be fleeing to CaribFamily Values bean islands or Third World Showing off your family is nations? Adopting a corporation nearly always the right thing gives the candidate instant to do unless you’re Charles Manson or Sarah Palin. But family. Take your corporawhat about the growing num- tion to the ballpark, church, ber of single candidates with- county fair and candidate debates for great photo ops. out spouses or children? If your corporation spins Fortunately, the U.S. Suout lovable little subsidiaries, preme Court has your back. In the Citizens United case so much the better; voters in 2010, the court ruled that love big families. corporations and labor unions are entitled to First Amend- Crime and Punishment ment protection of free speech No room for bleeding just like regular folks. hearts here. Perhaps ReFor good measure, the re- publican Sen. Orrin Hatch cent Hobby Lobby decision of Utah said it best: “Capital

punishment is our way of demonstrating the sanctity of life.”

always hustle. Auburn had an excellent aviation program, and Auburn fans offered incentives. His parents would receive the deed to a lot on Lake Lanier. Chip would get a new wardrobe and a fancy car. He told Shug Jordan he would come to Auburn. All of a sudden, the honorable Curtis Kell got involved. “Dad said I should accept no gifts. He said he would not sell his son. I admired his integrity – but there went the Corvette.” Tennessee had the best combination of football and track. Rohe, master recruiter, was decisive. Kell signed with Doug Dickey at the Airport Inn in Atlanta in March 1967. “I thought the deal with Tennessee included flying lessons. I found out later that my father paid the bill.” Some wondered if Kell could possibly replace the great Bob Johnson as Tennessee center. He did. He was all-SEC as a sophomore. He was twice an all-American guard. For East Tennessee residents, the requirement may be lowered to 20 years if the prospective voter can recite the names of every Duncan family member.

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Kids blossom in the garden Mae Ling Willard displays tiedyed T-shirts made with dye they created from vegetables.

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ECO camp kids examine the growth of vegetables in the garden at Knoxville Botanical Garden.

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By Patricia Williams Young minds blossomed in the gardens of Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Ave., in East Knoxville, during the

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REUNIONS ■ Central High School’s class of 1959 will hold its 55th reunion Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Info: Judy Edenfield Hodge, 531-4837 or judychs59@mindspring.com, or Harold Knott, 947-3486 or haroldknot@frontier.com.

■ Halls High School’s class of 1959 will hold its 55th reunion Friday, Aug. 29, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Info: Dickie George, 922-7145. ■ Old Knoxville High School’s class of 1947 will hold a reunion 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Buddy’s Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. All classmates are invited.

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Dear 6th District Voter – My name is Sandra Rowcliffe, and I’m running for School Board in your district. This election is critical for so many reasons but the most important being that the kids in the 6th district are as intelligent, creative, and capable of any kids in this nation, and we as the adults in their lives MUST give them the best opportunity for a high quality education if we want to see them succeed and if we want to see our community prosper.

noon snacks. One snack was a “plant-part” salsa from a recipe they took home to make and share with family. Each ingredient was a lesson within itself. Did you know

for high school students from around the world for the 2014-15 school year. Families will provide room, board and guidance. Couples, single parents and families with or without children living at home are all encouraged to apply. Each exchange student is fully insured, brings their own spending money and expects to bear their share of household responsibilities and participate in normal family activities. Info: Adrienne Smith, 2404144 or www.whhosts.com.

Pajamarama at the library Pajamarama will be held for kids 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Powell branch library. Kids are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal or toy. Activities will include story-

tomatoes are a fruit, (black) beans are seeds and capers are flower buds? Tasting raw corn on the cob was a bit too fresh for some young palates; but they all seemed to enjoy the cherry tomatoes they picked right off the vine. You can take your tots for free to “Story Thyme in the Garden” from 1 to 2 p.m. each Wednesday through October. Story Thyme integrates nature into education, crafts and physical activities. Preschoolers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To reserve a seat, contact Wendy Prothro-Howard, program

coordinator, at 279-9998 or whoward5@utk.edu. The ECO and Botanical Garden programs are also available for teacher workshops, field-trip destinations, home-school groups and summer camps. It is a volunteer opportunity for youth and adults. The Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum is a garden paradise about five minutes east of downtown Knoxville on the site of the historic Howell Nursery, which was closed in 2003. It features private courtyards, gardens and terraces that can accommodate up to 200 guests. The 16,000-square-foot LeConte Meadow is for larger open-air or tented events. Info: www.knoxgarden.org or 862-8717. The visitors’ center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday

of local seasoned educators with a background in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The workshops will also Lego workshops The Tennessee Valley highlight the Tennessee Valley Fair’s Lego ExtravaFair will hold educational ganza coming up Sept.6 and Lego workshops at libraries Sept. 13. Info: www.tnvalthroughout Knox County. leyfair.org. Events are free and are open to everyone but are geared toward children in kindergarten through 8th grade. Participants will be introduced to the art of competi- ■ PK Hope Is Alive Parkinson Support Group of East Tentive Lego building and enjoy nessee will meet at 11:30 hands-on building opportua.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, in the nities, tutorials and more. Family Life Center of Kern Locations include Halls UMC, 451 E. Tennessee Ave., Public Library, 4518 East Oak Ridge. Vanderbilt physiEmory Road, 2 p.m. Wednescians Dr. Thomas Davis and day, Aug. 6, and Cedar Bluff Dr. Joseph Neimat will discuss “What’s New With Deep Brain Public Library, 9045 Cross Stimulation.” A light lunch Park Drive, 10 a.m.-noon Satwill be provided. Info: Karen urday, Aug. 16 (two sessions). Sampsell, 482-4867; pk_hoEach workshop is hosted peisalive@bellsouth.net; and presented by Beyond a www.pkhopeisalive.org. Brick, which is comprised telling, flannel boards and crafts. Snacks will be provided. Info: 947-6210.


I am the person to do that! I come from a family of educators. My mother was a public school teacher, and my father is an ordained Baptist minister and retired Carson Newman University religious studies professor. I have been a community volunteer for 15+ years serving in leadership roles for the Mental Health Association, TNAchieves, Reach Them to Teach Them, and PTA where my passion has been creating and bettering educational opportunities within the schools. I recently completed my 2-year term as president of the Knox County PTA and was the first-ever President of the Hardin Valley Academy PTSA, beginning work with the administration there even before the bricks and mortar were laid. I have never made a dime from Knox County Schools nor has any family member of mine. I have 4 children, three in the Knox County Schools and one who has already graduated, and I will work for your children, your grandchildren, and all the children of the 6th district with the same commitment I have shown to my own children and many others. I hold a BS in Music Therapy with a completed post graduation internship from the University of Texas Medical Branch. My opponent, on the other hand, is a largely politically-connected person. She retired from the school system, draws a pension from the school system, has a daughter who currently works for the school system, and now wants a School Board position too. Will she recuse herself from every vote on the budget if an employee raise is included due to a conflict of interest? Her immediate family members have been on the Knox County School Board, in the TN House of Representatives and now work as lobbyists in Nashville. Is this the person the kids of Knox County need as their voice? I don’t think so! Our children deserve an advocate for a high quality education, not a politician.

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Bringing Bible stories to the backyard By Nancy Anderson Every Wednesday evening, weather permitting, for the past 12 years, the service team at Friendship Baptist Church in Karns has taken Vacation Bible School on the road to a group of eager kids at Madison Place, a mobile home park in Karns. There is a great need for grassroots Bible school in our area, said Andy Fox, leader of the mission program that is called Backyard Bible Club. Many children can’t or won’t come to church for the traditional week-long Vacation Bible School events. Transportation, childcare and even language can sometimes be a barrier. Fox and other service team members from Friendship visit the largely Hispanic community at Madison Place with a soccer ball under one arm and a Bible lesson under the other. “We come out to visit the kids every Wednesday that the weather allows,” says Fox. “First, it’s all about soccer. Then we break up into groups for a Bible story and lesson. The goal is to share the love of Jesus. We invest a little time and interest in the kids, be a father or big brother figure for them when they need someone to talk to. And there’s that ever-popular snack thrown


Junior Araujo, 11, demonstrates his dribbling skills during a game of soccer at Backyard Bible Club, sponsored by Friendship Baptist Church.

Andy Fox with the Friendship Baptist Church Service Team tells a Bible story about Adam and Eve to the curious kids at Madison Place.

in there, too.” Fox explained that Backyard Bible Club gives the team a chance to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of at-risk youth in their own Karns community. It doesn’t take much to reach a kid who is hungry for spiritual growth, he said. You just have to go where they are.

Bringing some “girl power” to Backyard Bible Club at Madison Place are, from left, Yessell Araujo, Jennifer Castro and Perla Rocha. Photos by Nancy Anderson

Energetic drowners All Olympic Games have their dramatic victories as well as defeats. In 1984, there was the perfect vault at of Mary Lou Retton that n gave her the gold medal. In t1988, there were the heartwrenching struggles off speed skater Dan Jansen. In 1992, there was Jim Redmond, who fell in the 400-meter race, only to be helped across the finish line by his father, who came out of the stands. In 1996, there was Kerri Strug nailing a vault on a badly injured foot to give the USA the gold medal. And then there was Eric Moussambani. You don’t know who Eric Moussambani is? Well, you’re not alone. Nobody knew anything about him until the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. His “fame” was spawned not by a medal-winning performance but by the ineptitude of his performance. Eric Moussambani of Equatorial Guinea was invited to perform in the 100-meter freestyle. Amazingly, Moussambani learned to swim only nine months earlier in crocodileinfested waters. Prior to the Olympics, he had never even swum in a 50-meter pool before. At the Olympics, he finished the race in one minute and 52 seconds; more than a minute over the Olympic record! As Moussambani

Steve Higginbotham tried desperately to finish the race, one commentator said he was not so much a swimmer as he was an energetic drowner. When he finally finished, he was given an ovation matching that of the swimmer who won the gold medal. No, it wasn’t his talent they were applauding, but his perseverance. Afterward, he said that it was the cheering of the crowd that kept him going. Friends, far from being worthy of a medal for our performance in life, we must look more like energetic drowners to God. God does not turn his back on our ineptitude but applauds our perseverance and our efforts. We may all long to be able to swim through life with the grace and speed of a gold medalist, but reality often finds us struggling simply to stay afloat. If this is your story, don’t get discouraged. Whatever you do, don’t quit. Not everyone has left the stadium. God is still watching and applauding your efforts. Steve Higginbotham is pulpit minister for the Karns Church of Christ. Info: higginbotham.steve@gmail.com/.

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Irish Fest gets bigger and better By Wendy Smith The 7th Annual Irish Fest on the Hill, which is 4 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, will expand this year, and the entire community is invited, says Committee Chair Becky Birdwell. “You don’t have to be Catholic or Irish,” she says. “It’s just a fun event for the whole family.” The festival began as a fundraiser to help with the upkeep of the 128-yearold church building at 414 W. Vine Avenue, next to the Crowne Plaza on Summit Hill. It started out small, with local Irish music, food, beer and a silent auction, Birdwell says. This year’s event will feature three music venues, Irish dancers, Irish vendors, church tours, children’s activities and a long list of Irish goodies − homemade shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, Reuben sandwiches and an array of desserts − all washed down

with Irish beer, naturally. Traditional American fare − hamburgers and hotdogs − will also be available. It’s a fun way to help take care of one of Knoxville’s historic buildings, says Birdwell. Railroad construction in the 1830s and 1840s brought Irish Catholic workers to the area, according to church history. Knoxville’s first resident priest, Father Henry Brown, was appointed in 1852 to organize the city’s first parish. Brown purchased land on Summit Hill at the corner of Vine Avenue and Crooked (now Walnut) Street in 1855 and planned a small, Gothic Revivalstyle church. The church was built by parishioners, many of whom were stone and marble workers. Immaculate Conception parish quickly outgrew the little church. Knoxville architect Joseph Baumann designed a new church that would be built next to the

parish school facing Vine Avenue, a major road through a neighborhood of fine homes. Construction took three years due to a shortage of bricks. The new church was dedicated in September of 1886. City Council maintained a “town clock” in the church tower until the 1920s. Funds from this year’s festival will help pay off the church’s roof, which was replaced three years ago, says Birdwell. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Dogs are allowed, and a contest traditionally recognizes the pooch with the best Irish costume. Musical entertainment will include Nancy Brennan Strange and the Finn McCools, Julianne White and the Gypsy Rovers, Four Leaf Peat, Good Thymes Ceilidh Band, Shamrock Road, Subtle Clutch. The Irish Dancers of Tennessee will perform.

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Austin Henry of Henry’s B&G in Gibbs delivers lunch to Interns Zoe Risley, Leila Hennon, Laken Scott and Donna Mitchell ride around the grounds of the Oakes Farm for the Shopper- Oakes Farm. Photos by R. White News interns.

Leila Hennon and Zoe Risley prepare to explore a portion of the haunted trail at Oakes Farm.

Intern Leila Hennon was the “goat whisperer� to Doug during a recent trip to Oakes Farm.

A farm utopia

By Donna Mitchell Last week the Shopper interns took a trip to Oakes Farm in Corryton. The farm hosts an annual corn maze and pumpkin patch, and supplies daylilies to plantlovers around the country. Daylilies are one of the easiest plants around because they require little maintenance. There are over 60,000 varieties of the flower, and daylilies bloom in many sizes, colors and shapes. Once planted, the flowers will continue to grow. As we were seated at the table for a discussion of the farm, I looked around and realized this was an experience everyone needed

to have, especially today’s young people. The atmosphere of the farm was incredible, from the height of the corn to the smell of the goats. The only time phones were pulled out was for a quick picture of us riding in the back of a pickup truck through the field. We sat eating lunch with each other and engaged in conversation, no not through Facebook or Twitter, but through actual verbal communication. It is mind blowing to know that we can in fact have a day without technology and still have fun and feel connected to one another. We need to put down

these verbal communication blockers to get out and really experience this feeling. The farm creates a sort of utopia where the fastpaced, “I need it now� world has never existed; it means so much more to physically see a smiling face and to hear a laugh than to do so through the screen of our phones, tablets and computers. I encourage all of you to take a trip to Oakes Farm for a technology-free day. If you can’t make it out to the farm, look online at the beautiful daylilies the farm has to offer, maybe even order a few. On my experience: I came into this internship knowing I enjoyed writing. I left knowing that this is what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I recommend this to anyone interested in anything at all. With Sara, Ruth and Sandra you never have any idea of what you’re getting into, but I can guarantee you this, you’ll remember it forever.

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Summer fun By Joshua Mode This summer I was asking myself “what am I going to do?” I wanted to do something fun and informative, then I remembered my internship last year at the Halls Shopper! Everyone who works there is so amazing and has their own special gift like photography, people skills, noting everything, or all three! It was so much fun, and I met so many great people to go on adventures with in our area, most I didn’t even The Big Love Bus was a party on wheels for Leila Hennon, Zoe Risley, Laken Scott, Anne Marie Higginbotham, Julia Grant and know they were there. It helps with writing skills as Donna Mitchell.

well; letting your English teachers read your columns is always a plus. One of my favorite parts of the internship was visiting so many nice restaurants and then writing my review, kinda like a food critic. I’m so happy I discovered this program before it was too late. It was probably the best two summers I’ve had and I would like to thank the amazing people there for letting me join. So when you ask yourself or your son/daughter what you can do next summer, think of this column and say “Hey, you can do an internship at the Shopper-News!”

A day on the farm With the Shopper interns

The interns spent their last day with the ShopperNews getting a crash course in selling homegrown daylilies and plotting a maze of corn for folks to meander through each fall. The Oakes family started its daylily business in the 1970s. “That was my first summer job, digging up and bagging daylilies,” said Ken Oakes. But the business didn’t grow nationally until he designed its first full-color catalog in 1990. The rest is history. “This was a hobby. I didn’t plan to go into (the daylily business), but it took off,” he said. The company now sends about 400,000 catalogs to its customers each year. Oakes discussed what goes into marketing the daylilies and how to crosspollinate two species to create a new one. Two weeks ago David Dewhirst told us how to “repurpose” an old building; last week Ken Oakes told us how to repurpose an entire farm. The Oakes’ corn maze is also a popular draw. It’s an idea Ken had after visiting another maze in 2001. “We had all this land and I thought ‘we can do this,’” he said. The attraction has grown into an annual tradition for many locals. Even though the maze was closed for the season and updates were being made, Oakes gave the interns full access to the play area. They jumped at the chance, literally, to get dirty and whip through the jumbo slide made from large plastic pipe. “First one through gets to clean up the cobwebs,” Oakes said of the slide. Other intern favorites included bouncing on the gigantic air pillow; visiting with Doug, the pet goat; and digging in the sand box. Before wrapping up at the farm, the group piled in the back of Oakes’ pickup

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truck and headed up the hill where The Trail of Doom is located. The haunted attraction gleans scores of screams from folks who wish for more than wholesome fun. “I’m a big fan of the two person distraction myself,” Oakes told the group as they cautiously stepped through the spooky forest for a sneak peek at additions for this year’s scaring season. His personal favorite is revving up a chainsaw to terrify anxious patrons right after they’re distracted by another “haunter.” One particular group of young visitors seemed so frightened at one point, Oakes said, that he took off his mask to show them he meant no real harm. To which the kids gleefully responded with smiles and “Uncle Kenny!” Oakes had gotten so carried away he didn’t realize he was chasing his own family. Info: www.oakesfarm. com and www. oakesdaylilies.com. ■

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The interns arrived at the farm in true Shopper-News fashion. The Big Love Bus transported the group, but not before bus driver Carlene Doig-Collins showed a little of what the psychedelic party on wheels had to offer. Custom benches line both sides of the bus, and a beaded curtain decorates a VIP area in the back. Multicolored lights flash on the ceiling and music can be played inside the bus and from speakers mounted on

The Big Love Bus was the preferred mode of transportation for the last intern trip of the summer. Pictured are interns and guests (front) Donna Mitchell, Leila Hennon, Samantha Hamilton; (back) Julia Grant, Zoe Risley, Laken Scott, Anne Marie Higginbotham and Charlie Hamilton. the exterior. A playlist can also be shared on the bus radio from a passenger’s cell phone via Bluetooth. Highlights included reactions of passersby, or even folks mowing their yard, who stopped to stare at the vibrantly colored school bus while sounds including cows mooing and British police sirens emanated from its sound system. Bottles of water were chilled in a customized container holding ice in the bar and snack area. Intern Laken Scott and her friend, Anne Marie Higginbotham, were particularly amused by two police officers who paused to take photos of the bus with their cell phones. The bus initially felt overwhelming, but cruising the back roads of North Knox County, Doig-Collins’ 26plus years of bus driving experience made for a smooth ride and put everyone at ease. Info: www.biglovebus. com. ■

Lunch on the farm

The interns’ last meal as Shopper-News cool kids was delivered fresh from Henry’s Catering in Corryton. Manager Austin Henry stopped by with loaded cheeseburgers, chips, and

an unbelievable dessert tray of cherry cobbler and lemon and brownie bars. The cool weather and beautiful scenery made for a perfect picnic. Info: Henry’s Catering, 687-8856.


In our July 30 coverage of the interns, Gonzo Gourmet’s Brandon Wilson was incorrectly identified as Brandon Smith. We regret the error.

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business Tennova CEO offers healthcare snapshot By Bonny C. Millard As CEO of Tennova’s Turkey Creek Medical Center, Lance Jones has put away the rose-colored glasses on healthcare. He says the medical industry is in a state of flux as it grapples with the number of retiring physicians, nursing shortages, changing technology, a growing population with a longer life expectancy and medical malpractice.

Lance Jones Jones spoke to the Rotary Club of Farragut about the ever-changing environment of healthcare at a recent meeting. In today’s job market, six of the top ten jobs are in the healthcare industry, he said. The nation faces a major shortage of nurses by 2020 and currently 175,000 nursing positions nationwide are available. Medical doctors are aging with more than half considering retirement, he continued. Of the doctors now in practice, one-third are women, many of whom will

consider starting families and may alter their work schedule. For those entertaining the idea of going to medical school, the debt can be a major deterrent. The average debt for a physician after medical school and a fellowship is $273,000, Jones told the group. “They are underwater for a long, long time because of that,” he said. While the employment situation is creating some challenges, technology continues to improve medical treatments and reduce hospital time. Jones, who has been with the medical center for three years, said that because of technological advances a person can now have gallbladder surgery in the morning and be released later that day. The surgery, through the navel, is less invasive, resulting in reduced pain, medical expenses and time away from work, but a technological wish list can run millions of dollars, he said. Overall, Knoxville has a superb quality of health care, the New Zealand native said. Turkey Creek Medical Center, part of the Tennova Healthcare System, had 16,000 patient interventions, delivered 509 babies and utilized more than 21,000 volunteer hours last year. According the Jones, the facility is the largest employer in Farragut.

Elder law made easy By Cindy Taylor Monica Franklin, certified elder law specialist, spoke July 29 at Morning Pointe assisted living facility, talking about wills and power of attorney documents. “It goes without saying that everyone should have a will. But everyone 18 and older should have a POA

as well,” she said. “A nd you should always have an alternate/backup agent on your POA.” A power of attorney (POA) is a written authorization to represent or act on another’s behalf in private or business affairs. Morning Pointe will host a special Spa and Health Fair for seniors from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 19. Info: 686-5771.

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‘Virtual’ students enrolled in TNVA By Sandra Clark When the Union County school board voted July 30 to enroll 626 f i r s t-ye a r students in the Tennessee Virtual A c a d e m y, applause Stackhouse and smiles broke out. The vote demonstrated the benefit of hiring a smart lawyer. The emergency meeting started with a quiet family prayer below the stage. Superintendent Jimmy Carter had an assistant read a “late-breaking” letter from state Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman. A week earlier Huffman had “recommended” that Union County not enroll the first-year students, even though they had properly registered, and implied he would shut down the whole school if the board did so.

Now he said he would close the school in the spring, but high enough test scores could cause a reprieve … and, by the way, go ahead and enroll those 626 kids if you want to. What changed in a week? On advice of counsel, the school board had requested a waiver from Huffman to drop 626 properly enrolled students. Huffman granted the waiver, but meanwhile public pressure began to build. State Sen. Frank Niceley and Rep. Dennis “Coach” Roach met with the governor s chief of staff. Who knows what else went on behind the scenes? Huffman again called the school board “irresponsible” for simply doing what state law and Huffman himself have empowered it to do. Amid grins and highfives, attorney Mary Ann Stackhouse packed her bags and left the building – an unsung hero of this mighty tempest.

Robertson was ‘dynamic Christian’

Dr. Edwin G. Robertson, 65, board chair of Commercial Bank and longtime veter inarian, died suddenly July 29 at his home. Dr. Robertson His passing left a void at the bank. “I’ve known Edwin all my life,” said John Fugate, manager of Commercial Bank in Fountain City. “He was a dynamic Christian who practiced what he professed. He had the servant’s heart … was very humble … always looking for ways to help the less fortunate.” Brenda Sweet, manager of the Maynardville branch bank, said Mr. Robertson was “a wonderful person, wonderful for the commu-

nity and a leader in the fight against drug abuse.” She praised his work with Stand in the Gap. Terry Lee is president of Commercial Bank, which was founded by Mr. Robertson’s father, Oscar, in 1976. Survivors include wife Judy Thompson Robertson; son, John Adam Robertson and wife Cindi; daughter, Emily Robertson King and husband John; brother, Craig Eric Robertson and wife Sherri; and stepmother, Alice Robertson Overton. He was an active member of Pump Springs Baptist Church. His most recent endeavor was Servolution Health Services, a free medical and dental clinic for the uninsured of the Tri-State Area. ■


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Urban League brings education to life By Phyllis Nichols As Jennifer “Jay” Butler works through her nonprof it management program at Johnson University, she must complete Nichols an internship to graduate. Instead of merely fulfilling another prerequisite, her summer at the Knoxville Area Urban League confirmed Butler’s career path and fueled her passion for the organization’s work in the community. “In the past, I’ve referred people to the Urban League’s services,” Butler said. “Now, I realize just how hard they are working to empower people in the community.” Butler spent time working in every service department – employment and workforce development, housing and education. A project she led with stu-

dents clearly demonstrated how the KAUL is helping educate the community’s future leaders. “I’ve helped lead the Project Ready students in their Historical and Cultural Literacy Legacy Project this summer,” Butler said. “We’ve taught the students about the great migration (of African Americans out of the South and into other regions of the country) and how it’s shaped the social climate here in Knoxville.” Butler and the high school students also interviewed community leaders who were witnesses to that movement. “The interviews transformed their learning from just thinking about the information in a historical context to seeing how it affected people in the community,” she said. Butler also adapted to a team working environment and achieving daily tasks, a beneficial supplement to textbook learning. “After my time here, I know what good nonprofit

management looks like in a real setting rather than just hearing about it through my studies at school,” she said. Butler originally planned to pursue a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. However, the experience has strengthened her passion for community development. “It’s awesome to be able to be the voice of those who need help,” she said. “Success is a process, and it’s not always about the end result – but the journey. With the programs at the Urban League, we define our success by the successes – big and small – of our clients.” Butler explained that her

time at KAUL changed her for the better. “I’m leaving with a different worldview than when I started,” she said. “I’ve met a lot of people in the community that shaped the world we live in. I’m more focused on giving back and building our community now than ever.” As a result of her internship, Butler has joined the Young Professionals of the Knoxville Area Urban League, which will allow her to participate in community service and continue to work with the organization on community projects. Phyllis Nichols is president and CEO of the Knoxville Area Urban League.

BUSINESS NOTES ■ Food City has invited at least 10 Medal of Honor recipients to serve as the grand marshals of the Food City 300 at the Bristol Motor Speedway at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. The historic assembly will include Medal of Honor recipients Sammy Davis, Joe Marm, Jim Taylor, Ron Rosser and Hal Fritz, president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Qualifying for the event takes place at 3:40 p.m. on Friday. Tickets may be purchased at www.bristoltix.com or 423-274-7865. ■ Eddie’s Health Shoppe and Knoxville Performance Lab will host UT football legend Jamal Lewis for a FinaFlex signing event 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Lewis is a former running back who played for the University of Tennessee from 1997 to 1999. He played NFL football with the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns. In his professional career, Lewis had 2,542 attempts with 10,607 total yards and 58 touchdowns. Info: 865-693-4909 or info@eddieshealthshoppe.com.

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Shopper news • AUGUST 6, 2014 • A-11 of selling space, there is a lot of ground to cover. Myers said Knoxville’s location is the third largest store in a chain of 70 stores in 21 states. The store’s warehouse set up provides more of a self-service shopping atmosphere, but employees are there to help if customers need it. The size of the store allows the business to offer a varied selection of products, some traditional, but others trendy and on the more exotic side. Myers said the store has a large art department, showcases 66 different styles of patio cushions and displays more than 100 Christmas trees during the holiday season. Customers can find vignette displays, such as At Home store director Jeff Myers, left, sits with Myra Tetro, customer service manager, and a completed dining area, Kristal Ray, store operations manager, in a display vignette designed to give customers decorat- throughout the store to help ing ideas. Photo by Bonny C. Millard

At Home more than garden gnomes By Bonny C. Millard From garden gnomes and chimineas to art décor to area rugs to furnishings, the list of items available at At Home is impressive. The At Home chain, based out of Texas, recently changed its name from Garden Ridge to better reflect the expansive collection of household merchandise it sells, said Jeff Myers, store director. Garden Ridge sounded more like a garden shop, he said, and while the stores do carry a lot of garden and outdoor stock, it’s more of a total home furnishing business. The business recently held a rebranding grand opening with the Farragut West Knoxville Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the name change and had a great response, Myers said. Along with the new

name, the company has also made improvements to interior signage with specific in-

formation about the aisles’ customers find their items, content to make the store Myers said. easier to navigate and help With 143,000 square feet

Food fight rages on the Strip

This mailer, which went out last week, promises students can use their university-mandated meal plan on the Cumberland Avenue Strip, and adds, “Now Tax Free!” Privately owned businesses not yet admitted to the program were not amused.

‘It’s frightening ...’ says Copper Cellar manager By Betty Bean August is a good month on the Cumberland Avenue Strip. Anticipation of the influx of student consumers that fall semester at the University of Tennessee will bring starts to build and hits a high point with the first home football game (this year, Aug. 31). But as the Shopper-News reported last week, the runup to the new school year is off to something less than a Big Orange high note for 10 Cumberland District business owners and managers who fear that the university is preparing to become their competitor. A letter dated July 28 outlined their concerns and stressed the high level of cooperation they have given

UT and the city of Knoxville regarding the redesign of the commercial corridor in the university’s neighborhood. “The business owners and property owners in the Cumberland District have agreed to sweeping changes to Cumberland Avenue to advance goals of both the University and the city of Knoxville. These changes have required easements to our properties and will create numerous disruptions to our businesses and lives during the construction time. We have given much to support this plan and feel that opening (the university’s mandatory student dining plan) would be a gesture to reciprocate this mutual relationship.”

Although university spokesperson Karen Simsen tried to reassure the worried business owners that plans are underway to allow students to use their meal cards at Cumberland Avenue businesses, an announcement went up on UT’s website at week’s end under the salutation “Welcome to UT Volunteer Dining” and kicked anxiety up another notch. “New for 2014-2015: Meal Equivalency on Saturday Nights! Late Night Meal Equivalency at Raising Canes and Panda Express on the Strip! “Commuter Plans are Tax Free this year (Commuter 50, 75 and Dining Dollar Plans only).” Panda Express and Raising Canes are housed in a recently acquired, university-owned building on the northeast corner of Cumberland Avenue and 17th Street (formerly known as home of McMillen’s, a popular retail outlet specializing in UT-related sports gear and memorabilia). “The switch from the University’s stated use of classroom space (when pre-

sented to the State Building Commission) for former private retail space at 17th and Cumberland back to retail/restaurant space serviced by Aramark (the university’s vendor) creates unfair competition against local businesses,” the merchants’ letter stated. “This is no small project – it is a $1.9 million construction project that benefits only Aramark. This is due to (UT vendor) Aramark having access to dining dollars (a cashless student debit card) as a payment platform while neighboring establishments currently do not have access to this program. “If the Panda Express and Raising Canes franchises flourish, will the University continue to purchase private property? “Watching Aramark utilize the privileges the University receives with regard to rent, property taxes, etc., to increase the spread of its contracted vendor is alarming to small business owners such as the Cumberland Merchants. “Currently, there is one privately owned business,

FARRAGUT WEST KNOX CHAMBER ■ Networking: US Bank of Hardin Valley Thursday, Aug. 7, 8 to 9 a.m. 10626 Hardin Valley Road ■ Networking: Baskin Robbins of Turkey Creek Thursday, Aug. 14, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

KNOXVILLE CHAMBER ■ Networking: Member-Guest After Hours Thursday, Aug. 7, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Blackhorse Pub & Brewery, 4429 Kingston Pike ■ Business After Hours Networking: News Sentinel Open Thursday, Aug. 14, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Fox Den Country Club, 12284 North Fox Den Drive Parking is $5 donation to the

the Lake Avenue Papa John’s franchise, which is permitted to accept dining dollars. If it is being done at this location, it is capable of being done at other privately owned locations,” the letter ended. “It’s frightening to have this monstrosity of a huge university being able to purchase property right beside you,” said Jonah Riggs, general manager of the Copper

give them decorating ideas for their own homes, Myer said. The store doesn’t have back stock; everything is out on the floors. After a delivery of new merchandise arrives, it takes the staff only about 24 hours to process it from the loading area into the store. If a customer is looking for something the store doesn’t have available, another store might have the item, and it can be shipped here, he said. Knoxville’s store, on Outlet Drive, opened in December 2012 and has the original management team that was assembled. Myers said the chain is opening about 15 stores a year. Some of the older stores are still in the process of changing names, but that should be complete by October, he added. Turkey Creek, Parkside Drive ■ Ribbon Cutting: SouthEast Bank Tuesday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m. to noon The Renaissance, Kingston Pike ■ Networking: Buffalo Wild Wings Thursday, Aug. 21, 5 to 6:30 p.m. 11431 Parkside Drive

Shriners and available at the Smith Road Lot. ■ Bright Ideas: Leading Real Change for Yourself and Others Led by Susan Ridgell, Image Associates Tuesday, Aug. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Knoxville Chamber, 17 Market Square, Suite 201 Admission: $35 for non-members; $25 for members ■ Ribbon Cutting: Renaissance Wellness Center LLC Tuesday, Sept. 9, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Renaissance Wellness Center LLC, 7720 Wellington Drive

Cellar, the Strip’s most established eatery. “If I was a little momand-pop store, I couldn’t make it. I’d have to close my doors.” A mailer urging students to sign up for the new Commuter Dining Dollar Meal Plan at “only” $475 went out last week, as well, with the additional exhortation “Now Tax Free!”

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Heat Related Illnesses By Brian Stanley, NP-C, MSN

It’s the me of year when many people are having fun in the sun or working out side. But being exposed to prolonged heat has its dangers. Here are a few things to consider when enjoying the summer weather: Dehydra on Early signs include thirst, decreased urine, dry mouth; serious signs include lethargy or confusion, rapid pulse, and increased breathing. Stay hydrated with water or Gatorade. When possible, rest in shaded areas to avoid excessive perspira on. Heat Cramps Usually entails muscle cramping primarily in the legs and is related to electrolyte losses. Stay hydrated and stretch the affected muscles. Heat Exhaus on Accompanied by the above symptoms along with fa gue, dizziness, elevated body temperature below 104°, nausea, vomi ng, and mild confusion. Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Consider removing excess clothing,

lying down and eleva ng the legs. If no improvement in 20-30 minutes, seek medical a en on. Heat Stroke Accompanied by heat exhaus on symptoms with severe confusion, low blood pressure, and a temperature above 104°. Can result in permanent injury or death. Proceed immediately to the ER. Have fun this summer whether in the pool, playing outdoors, or working outside. Just remember to take proper precau ons, be safe, drink plenty of water, and watch for signs of these easily preventable heat related illnesses.

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You might want to take a moment in your back-toschool flurry to mark a few dates on your fall calendar. Highlights involve the treasure that is the Museum of Appalachia, located just north of us, off I-75 in Norris. Regular readers may remember seeing Mark Walberg and his merry band from “Antiques Roadshow” in these pages at this time last year. They’d just arrived in town, and the Norris museum was their first stop. Appraiser Ken Farmer was particularly taken with the collection of Appalachian musical instruments. During their stay, the cast and crew also visited the McClung Museum and the Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton. They ran across plenty of treasures including a bronze Buddha valued at $40,000 to $60,000, a Tiffany vase originally bought for $75 and now valued at $9,000 to $12,000, letters from Amelia Earhart, and training shoes signed by Muhammad Ali valued at $15,000 to $20,000. The 12-time Emmy-nom-

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Carol’s Corner inated series came to Knoxville as part of its eight-city 2013 summer production tour. Almost 5,000 guests attended the all-day appraisal event at the Knoxville Convention Center, where guests received valuations of their antiques and collectibles by specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers. “Fans have waited for more than a year to see their ‘Antiques Roadshow’ experiences on the air,” says East Tennessee PBS president and CEO Vickie Lawson. “We’re excited to revisit the fun we had last summer and for PBS viewers across the country to learn about East Tennessee and enjoy the amazing items our guests brought for appraisers to value.”

The special two-hour premiere will feature behind-the-scenes footage produced by East Tennessee PBS documenting the weekend-long event, including post-appraisal testimonials given by “Roadshow” attendees. And you’ll finally get to see it all when East Tennessee PBS broadcasts the three Knoxville-based episodes on three consecutive Mondays, Sept. 22 and 29 and Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. So get ready to see your friends and neighbors on national television! The following weekend, Oct. 10-12, the Museum of Appalachia will host its 35th Tennessee Fall Homecoming featuring more than 70 national, regional and local musicians performing on five outdoor stages. That means continuous music, all day every day, in the pastoral museum setting of green hills, log cabins and grazing livestock. It’s a “down home” music fan’s dream. Because it’s the 35th anniversary of this awardwinning festival, the organizers have put together

the strongest lineup in the event’s history. It includes Grammy-award winner Marty Raybon and Full Circle, International Bluegrass Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year Junior Sisk with Rambler’s Choice, Grammy-nominated Della Mae, and the multi-awardwinning group Lonesome River Band. Returning to the festival are: ■ Blue Moon Rising, “CMT.com Top 10 Bluegrass Albums” holder ■ Blue Highway, Grammy-nominated, and ■ Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, one of the most successful bluegrass bands of all time, seventime International Bluegrass Music Association “Vocal Group of the Year,” with multiple Grammy and DOVE award nominations. And there will be much more than music. The Tennessee Fall Homecoming includes historical demonstrations such as spinning, weaving, sorghum making, blacksmithing and sawmilling. You can view heritage arts and crafts, such as handcrafted white-oak baskets, and see tatting, whittling, lye-soap making and leather working. Regionally and nationally known

You can see Mark Walberg and the rest of the “Antiques Roadshow” crew in their East Tennessee adventures soon. Photo by Carol Shane

Southern writers will be on hand to chat, and you can tour the entire Museum of Appalachia complex and feast on fine Southern fare and Appalachian delights. For a full list of artists,

or to purchase tickets online, visit the Museum of Appalachia’s website, www. museumofapppalachia.org. Discount pricing is available through Sept. 15. Info: 494-7680.

Hann takes on new role with greenways commission By Betsy Pickle As the new chair of the Knoxville Greenways Commission, Brian Hann sees connections as top priority. “There are just a lot of missing links, and I think it behooves us as a city to connect those missing links and allow for more mobility,” says Hann, known for his achievements as president of the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club. “Reaching from the center city outward is where I would like to see the focus and just start moving with the connections that are missing from the center out.” Overall, Knoxville has done well on the greenways front, but progress has come in fits and starts, says Hann. The city’s first greenway, Third Creek Greenway, was created in 1973. After a long lag, there was a growth spurt in the 1990s, when Mayor Victor Ashe created the Knoxville Greenways Commission with Will Skelton as chair. In recent years, there

Brian Hann at his office just east of the Old City Photo by Betsy Pickle has been a slowdown in greenway expansion, likely due to the economy, Hann believes. Mayor Madeline Rogero resurrected the commission, and South Knoxvillian Hann will lead his first meeting as chair at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Larry Cox Senior Center, 3109 Ocoee Trail. The commission meets on the second Tuesday every

other month. Lori Goerlich, the city’s parks and greenways coordinator, has been the de facto chairman as the group has been getting reorganized. Hann notes that the approach to greenway development has changed over time. “The requirements for greenways became connected with road projects, (and) anytime there’s a road



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project that involves federal dollars, things are inherently going to slow down,” he says. “There was a period of time when (a greenway) was just a trail through some ground and paved over in asphalt, and that’s easy. But when they’re connected with road projects, that gets difficult. I think during my time on the commission I’m going to try and look to find quicker, cheaper ways of continuing greenway progress or to start it back up.” Hann’s interest in greenways is an extension of his love of cycling, which started when he was 4 years old. He grew up in Cincinnati and moved to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee. After graduating in 1998 with a degree in ornamental horticulture and landscape design, he worked as a landscaper for a company in West Knoxville. “I loved the people I worked for, but we were landscaping urban sprawl,

basically, and I just couldn’t do it anymore,” he says. “I couldn’t put another boxwood in front of a brick, two-story house.” Hann’s girlfriend at the time and now wife, Mary Beth Tugwell, was working for downtown developer David Dewhirst, and after Hann did some weekend work for him on the Emporium Building, Dewhirst offered him a job as a contractor. “When David offered me the job, I was like, ‘This is what I want to do. I want to help redevelop the city.’ ” That was 14 years ago. About seven years ago, Hann became active in the reorganized Appalachian Mountain Bike Club. He became president in 2009. The group has developed biking trails all over Knoxville and basically created South Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness by making the area accessible not just to cyclists but to everyone.

Hann, who has lived in South Knoxville since 2000, is a recipient of the Individual Service Award from the Tennessee Recreation Parks Association, and he serves on the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner’s Council on Greenways and Trails, which meets quarterly in Nashville. “That’s a neat group,” he says. “There are folks from all around the state, and you get to hear what everybody’s doing.” Hann hopes the greenways commission can make a difference, but it is strictly an advisory body. “There was a study done to identify some important connections and corridors, and the commission is going to make recommendations on that and what to pursue, but it’s really ultimately the Parks and Recreation director’s call on where the money’s allocated and what happens with that,” he says.

Urban trails hold during rains Recent rains tested some of the trails built by the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club, but the infrastructure seems to have made the grade, and the drainage worked well. That was the first bit of good news shared by president Brian Hann at the July AMBC meeting last week at Central Flats & Taps. Another item to prompt cheer was that a couple of trail designers enlisted through a design grant from the International Mountain Bicycling Association will be in town this week to look over the areas for

a bike park in or around the Urban Wilderness. Between what it offers users and what it will mean for the area and the city, “The bike park’s going to be a million-dollar park when all’s said and done,” Hann predicted. AMBC will be sending representatives to the IMBA Summit Aug. 20-23 in Steamboat Springs, Colo. The world’s largest gathering of mountain bike advocates, it will have educational and networking opportunities along with rides on 190 miles of world-class trails.

Now that the schedule of cycling/hiking-trail closures to allow for hunting at the Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area has been clarified, Hann advised members to take note and even carry a schedule with them. Forks of the River users should check out the schedule on ambc-sorba.org. Cyclists who would like to see more trails at Fort Dickerson Park were encouraged to email city Parks and Rec director Joe Walsh at jwalsh@cityofknoxville.org. – Betsy Pickle

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Grace football team gives back By Danielle Taylor The Grace Christian Academy football team gave back this summer, by joining East Tennessee Children’s Hospital patients who attended their annual special needs camp at Kiwanis Fresh Air Park in East Knoxville. Nineteen football players, along with coaches, helped campers at their End of Camp Carnival play toss

By Rob Hammond, Head of School In our culture we are distracted with so many good things that we often miss the best things. It is so easy to miss valuable teaching moments to influence our kids because of the busyness of our schedules. Our hectic daily calendar can pr e vent us from really living in the mom e n t Rob Hammond and enjoying life as God has designed it. These factors can contribute to many of us never being present. Our theme at Grace Christian Academy for the 2014-2015 school year is “Be Present,” a reminder that wherever you are, BE all there. This is a simple statement to say, but a very difficult task to demonstrate daily. I believe if we are going to make a difference in the next generation, being present is vitally important. In the classroom, on the field, in the hallways, or at home; where you are right now is God’s place for you. At GCA, we pursue vertical excellence in everything we do and we strive to bring Glory to God. In the classroom our faculty is challenged to inspire minds and touch hearts as we Lead, Build and Equip the next generation. As leaders, as teachers, and as coaches, we must be present. It is our responsibility to embrace what God has put squarely in front of us. “And don’t be wishing you were somewhere else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God’s place for you. Live and obey and love and believe right there.” I Corinthians 7:17 (MSG)

Senior tight end Jake Henley gets a pie to the face from a camper. Members of the Grace football team helping at camp include: coach Tim Minga, Dylan Todd, Ben Arnold, games, pass footballs, and Seth Packowski, Blake Gilliand, Rhett Elwood, Kobe Kelley, Cameron Kuerschen, J.T. Russell, coach John make delicious homemade ice Brewster, Brady Brewster, Jake Henley, Clay Keaton, Jimmy Clevenger, Brady Moyers, Nathan Petit, Nick cream. Many players received a White, Tyler Beck, Kyron Inman, Lee Poff, Jake Arnold and Caleb Garza. pie in the face from the campers and helped catch them as they raced down a slippery water slide to finish off the day. Clay Keaton, senior offensive tackle said, “It was a fun day. All the guys really liked being there.” The team hopes to make this ETCH camp an annual part of their summer program. Coach John Brewster Grace football players Caleb Garza and Brady said, “This has been great. It’s Moyers help a camper play a game at the End a chance for our team to give of Camp Carnival. back, to see that there are some great things going on in our area and at Children’s Hospital.”

By Danielle Taylor At Grace Christian Academy, we are dedicated to being a distinctively Christian Academy that provides an educational experience, developing students who are committed to changing the world for Christ. Over the next six months, we’ll

break down our six Core Values that represent a Christian worldview and belief system as implemented by our teachers and staff. Last month’s Core Value concentrated on being ChristCentered in all we do. This month we’re focusing on the Truth of God’s Word.

TRUTH All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. II Tim 3:16 ■ GCA will govern itself according to Biblical principles. ■ GCA will use God’s Word as the filter for the development of a Biblical worldview in all aspects of the curriculum and programming. ■ GCA will implement a discipleship model of education through the development of relationships whose bonds are a recognition of the truth of God’s Word. GCA encourages each student to develop a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

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Medical addiction

From a physician’s perspective … By John Kupfner, MD, boardcertified psychiatrist and medical director, Peninsula Outpatient Clinics Medical addictions develop when someone becomes addicted to prescription medication(s) as the result of being prescribed those medications by a physician. In short, your doctor prescribes a potentially addictive medication for pain or anxiety, and before you realize it, you must have that medication to function normally – even if it isn’t helping the original symptom anymore. The process of becoming addicted to pain, anxiety (“nerve”) or even ADHD medications is the same. As a psychiatrist, I do not prescribe pain medications, but I do treat addictions after they have happened. The anxiety medications that are addictive are barbiturates (not used much anymore), benzodiazepines (such as Diazepam or Alprazolam) and sleep medications (such as Zolpidem). Stimulant medications often used to treat ADHD (such as Amphet-

John Kupfner, MD amine Salts and Methylphenidate) can also be addictive if abused. In order to become addicted two things must be present: first, a genetic component in the brain’s reward system that predisposes for addiction, and second, exposure to the addictive substance. Let’s focus on the second part. The story of becoming addicted to pain medications originally prescribed by a doctor is all too

common. This is the case of a functioning adult who may never even come near alcohol but becomes addicted to prescription pain medications later in life. The truth is they would have likely become addicted to the medications at an earlier age if exposed, but it took some time for life to produce symptoms that warranted more than a couple of days of prescription pain medications. This is the part of the story where doctors lose sleep – we were trying to help but ended up doing harm to our patient. In Tennessee we are required to record all dispensed controlled substances on a state-run website. We check when we start the medication and several times per year to monitor for doctor shopping (the process of going to multiple doctors to receive similar prescriptions), as well as any signs of abuse of the medications. This is a great tool to help us discover people who were missed before and have been suffering from medical addictions. Doctors talk to each other. It is

no secret to any of us that many people have become addicts from using beneficial medications. We get the early refill requests and hear the stories about lost or stolen prescriptions. So does your pharmacist, who is also entering filled prescriptions into that same state database and monitoring it for inappropriate fills of controlled substances. Doctors are required by law to report suspected cases of doctor shopping to local law enforcement. In many ways it puts us in the dual role of both provider and professional informant serving law enforcement. This is awkward, but it is a good thing. Yes, I did say I think this is a good thing. We have uncovered a tremendous amount of prescription medication abuse and have been able to get people the treatment they need when suffering from addiction. Even if it started with treatment for pain or “nerves,” in the case of addiction, it has become something else. It has become the primary problem and the other health symptoms

cannot be addressed without first treating the addiction. Here’s a sobering reminder to parents: most teenagers who abuse or become addicted to medications took those medications from medicine cabinets at home. Often their abuse starts by taking medications prescribed to another family member, usually their own parents. The advice I offer is to treat potentially addictive medications very carefully and seriously. Use them only as prescribed and for as short a time as possible. Lock these medications up when they are in the home and properly dispose of them when symptoms have resolved. Do not keep them around the house when not needed. Ask your doctor when getting a new prescription, “Is this something I could get addicted to? How will we make sure that does not happen?” If you are suffering with addiction of any kind, my advice would be to see a psychiatrist who can help you determine how to best and most safely become drug free and can monitor your progress.

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If you are a woman suffering from addiction, you are not alone. Substance abuse is the No. 1 health epidemic in the United States. Annually it causes more deaths, illnesses and disabilities than any other preventable health concern. Did you know that the number of women who die from addictionrelated illnesses is more than four times the number of women who die from breast cancer? Peninsula Lighthouse can help keep you from becoming another statistic. Our Intensive Outpatient program, Women in Treatment, focuses on women’s issues in recovery and co-occurring disorders. We understand that addiction usually begins to help you cope with unresolved emotional issues. Women in Treatment provides a safe, compassionate, therapeutic environment with people who will help you work your way back to health. Through psycho-educational and group therapy sessions, women have opportunities to grow in self-acceptance and explore their potential and creativity. Women in Treatment is appropriate for uninsured women age 18-64 who are in addiction. Priority placement is given to pregnant injecting drug abusers, pregnant substance abusers and injecting drug users. To qualify, women must be uninsured or have exhausted available insurance benefits.

Sessions are conducted by a master’s level clinician Monday through Friday at the Peninsula Lighthouse campus, 1451 Dowell Springs Blvd., in West Knoxville.

Peninsula Lighthouse Offering hope to patients struggling with addiction Together, we cover topics that are vital to a woman’s well-being and happiness including: ■ Relapse prevention ■ Self-esteem ■ Conflict resolution ■ Parenting skills ■ Stress management ■ Body image ■ Symptom management/ mental health diagnosis ■ Communication techniques ■ Trauma ■ Relationship concerns ■ Co-occurring disorders For more information about Women in Treatment, call 865-374-7262.

At Peninsula, we understand everyone is unique. One person’s illness isn’t treated like another’s. And while some of our patients require inpatient hospitalization, others respond well to the flexibility of our outpatient treatment programs. Peninsula Lighthouse is the largest of our outpatient treatment centers. The Lighthouse offers a variety of mental health and medical detoxification programs to treat addiction in children, adolescents and adults. We believe this less restrictive, community-based approach to treatment improves the quality of life for our patients and gives them something very important: hope. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Peninsula Lighthouse is a four-to-five-day per week program that provides a more concentrated level of care than traditional outpatient sessions. The length of treatment is usually six to eight weeks; however, each person’s treatment is based on individual progress toward treatment goals. Each treatment day is three to four hours in duration and provides group

therapy and educational sessions. Physician sessions are scheduled upon admission and as deemed necessary by the treatment team. Family participation is essential to the success of treatment. Families are encouraged to maintain contact with a member of the treatment team throughout treatment for the purposes of supporting goals and making decisions. The Lighthouse accepts referrals from all sources. To ensure a patient receives the best and most appropriate care, we also complete our own specific, faceto-face psychosocial assessment prior to admission. Referring physicians are encouraged to provide any clinical documentation that may assist us with this initial evaluation session. Peninsula Lighthouse accepts most commercial insurance plans, Medicare, TennCare and private pay. Our staff works with each patient prior to beginning treatment to determine whether treatment will be covered. For more information, call 865-970-9800 or visit www.peninsulalighthouse.org.


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Coffee Break with

I wish I had figured out my direction in life earlier. It took a lot of time for my purpose to coalesce. But at least it finally did!

What is your passion? I am passionate in my love for my family. I am passionate about my faith. I am passionate about helping others get their financial lives in shape.

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? Jesus. I would settle for a quick coffee. If He’s busy, John Paul II is my second choice.

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why?

Dale Powers

Dale Powers is all about taking care of people, whether that means financially, spiritually, physically or aesthetically. At this phase in her life, she’s taking care of clients as a Dave Ramsey coach. “I love what I’m doing because as a financial coach I can take people who are at a point of pain – that’s why they pick up the phone and call me – and get them to a point of relief,” she says. “Get them moving in the right direction.” Meanwhile, she’s looking after her octogenarian parents and, with architect husband Andy, trying to see that son Ian, 20, and daughter Olga, 18, get off to a good start as young adults. Powers’ upbeat attitude and unflagging energy have seen her through multiple changes and challenges in her life and career. The Knoxville native majored in philosophy at the University of Tennessee, from which she graduated in 1982, and did all but two classes toward a master’s in public health before deciding that “health care was going in a really bad direction” and stopping. Out in the real world, she worked in nonprofits “for forever” – the American Red Cross in Knoxville and Raleigh, the Girl Scouts and UT Medical Center. She became an entrepreneur as a franchisee with Archadeck until she started her family. When she returned to work, “I tried the corporate world,” she says. “It was not a happy fit. Decision-making was way too slow for me.” She moved back into nonprofits, this time church-related ones: first the Ladies of Charity and then Catholic Charities. But her entrepreneurial spirit called her back into the business world, and in 2009 she started Smoky Mountain Financial Counseling. Her office is just a couple of miles from her home off Northshore Drive near the Lyons Bend area. Powers works her schedule around everyone else’s needs – her clients’, her family’s. But she also makes time for herself. Her “crafty” hobby is making jewelry, and she has returned to an old love, backpacking. She and her family try to snow ski at least a couple of times a year, and they love to water ski when they’re at their lake house near Watts Bar Dam. The property was a wedding gift from her husband’s parents three decades ago; the house came much later.

My husband, Andy. The man is absolutely amazing. He’s a wonderful husband and father, but he’s also a fabulous architect and businessman. And he is all about having fun!

I still can’t quite get the hang of … Technology. I can use it. I can’t set it up for nothin’. “We started building in 2007, building it with cash as we go,” she says. “Maybe we’ll get the final floor in this year. I don’t care because I have a fully functional kitchen, two bathrooms and four bedrooms and air conditioning. What more do I need?” Sit back and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Dale Powers.

What is the best present you ever received in a box? A Maine Coon kitten. Andy’s first birthday present to me when we started dating.

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you? A house is a good investment.

What is your social media of choice?

What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie?

Phone or texting, but I really prefer face-to-face interaction.

“Means ‘no.’ ” – “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Alternate: “Bloody pirates!”

What is the worst job you have ever had?

What is your favorite material possession? Our lake house, “Watts Bar & Grill.” I walk in the door to instant serenity and a killer view of the lake. It’s my happy place!

What are you reading currently? “Salvation Is From the Jews” by Roy Schoeman; “The Inheritance Cycle” by Christopher Paolini; and “Debt: The First 5,000 Years” by David Graeber. One for faith, one for fun, one for business. So many books; so little time.

What was your most embarrassing moment? Only one? It usually involves me not shutting my mouth soon enough and saying something I firmly believe, but saying it uncharitably. But I can’t think of a specific, horrific moment off the top of my head. I’m very forgiving like that.

What are the top three things on your bucket list? See Alaska. Hike the Grand Canyon one more time. Successfully launch my children into adulthood. I hope to cross that last one off of my list within the next five to seven years.

I worked at McDonald’s for a whopping two weeks when I was 18. I quit the night I didn’t make it home after working until close during a snowstorm. (My dad insisted, and I didn’t feel inclined to argue.)

What irritates you? Distracted drivers! I want to blast my horn at people who are too busy talking on the phone, texting, reading, putting on makeup or whatever to responsibly drive their cars.

What’s one place in Farragut everyone should visit? St. John Neumann Church. It’s beautiful and lifts your heart and thoughts heavenward.

What is your greatest fear? I know spiders are a part of God’s creation and serve a great good in nature, but there is a statistical correlation between their size, proximity to me and fear. Stupid, I know, but nevertheless …

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

Depending upon who is talking, either straightforward or blunt. I tend to be pretty direct.

I sense you don’t mean “small, impulsive thing,” because that would be Menchie’s, and I’m ready to go now. The last really impulsive thing I did was purchase a new sleeping bag and a new tent for backpacking. I promised myself I’d wait a year on the tent, but then … That’s my level of impulsive.

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

It can be your neighbor, club leader, bridge partner, boss, teacher – anyone you think would be interesting to Shopper News readers. Email suggestions to Betsy Pickle, betsypickle@yahoo.com. Include contact information if you can.

What is one word others often use to describe you and why?

Heartland Golden Gala

FAITH NOTES ■ St. Mark UMC, 7001 Northshore Drive, will have its annual yard sale 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 9, including household items, tools, furniture, electronics, toys and a variety of miscellaneous items. Info: 588-0808.

Please P lease jjoin oin u uss ffor or tthe he TThird hird A Annual nnual H Heartland eartland G Golden olden G Gala ala tto ob benefi eneefit re rescued escu ued G Golden olden R Retrievers etriieveers Saturday, September 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Club LaConte 800 S. Gay Street, Plaza Tower, 27th Floor, Knoxville Dress to the Nines 4 the K’9s Drinks (Cash Bar) Dining & Dancing – Live and Silent Auctions Guest Entertainer – Elizabeth Rose Appalachian Storyteller and a member of the Talk is Cheap tour Music by the Southern Star Band We are currently accepting table sponsorships for $2,500 (24 reserved dinner tickets) and $1,000 donations (8 reserved dinner tickets). Partial table sponsorships are also available. A portion of the sponsorship is tax deductible. Individual tickets $50 each or 2/$90. Menu choice: Roasted Tenderloin of Beef, Breast of Chicken Marsala, or Roasted Spinach & Shiitake Mushroom Lasagna. For table/tickets reservations, please email: gala@heartlandgoldenrescue.org or call 865/765-8808 and leave a message. Reservations must be made by August 30th.

All proceeds to help in the rescue and re-homing of needy Golden Retrievers in this area and surrounding states. For more information about Heartland please visit www.heartlandgoldenrescue.org

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Terry Jenkins of South Knoxville examines a list of ideas proposed at a public meeting on historic preservation. Photo by Betsy Pickle

Priorities for preservation fund If anyone ever doubted that people in Knoxville care about preserving the city’s history, they should have been at the East Tennessee History Center last Tuesday. The center’s auditorium was packed with representatives from neighborhoods, nonprofits and businesses curious about how $500,000 allocated for historic preservation in this year’s budget by Mayor Madeline Rogero will be used. Becky Wade, director of the city’s Community Development Department, talked about other programs that help improve or rescue properties, such as façade grants and “demolition by neglect.” She then turned the discussion over to the groups seated at the room’s tables.

Betsy Pickle

They were asked to identify gaps in funding, what types of properties should be eligible to receive assistance from the fund and other criteria to be used. When the groups reported their summaries, there was a lot of overlap. One consensus was that – knowing that money may not be added to the fund in subsequent budgets – allocations be structured so that some money would come back into the fund, such as through low-interest loans.

Many said that buildings with a mission of education should be given preference. Others talked about preservation of not only buildings but also cemeteries and green spaces. There was some debate over whether entire blocks or neighborhoods should be considered vs. individual properties. One group even suggested bringing the USS Clamagore to Knoxville from Charleston as a tourist site. The decommissioned Cold War-era sub was designated a National Historic Landmark but is in such bad condition that it has been targeted to become a reef. Many more modest and practical suggestions were made. Wade and her staff will compile them and post them online in upcoming weeks.

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Seeking singers, actors, dancers, instrumentalists and handbell ringers for Knoxville Christian Arts Ministries’ 2014-15 season beginning Aug. 19. Info/ audition times: Jill Lagerberg, jilllagerberg@cspc.net or 291-5218.

THROUGH SATURDAY, SEPT. 5 Daily giveaway of 2 tickets to any performance at Clarence Brown Theatre. To enter: “like” the Clarence Brown Theatre Facebook page. Grand prize winner of 2 season subscriptions chosen Sept. 6.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6 Summer Family Programming: Photography, 10 a.m.-noon, Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend. Info: 448-0044.

Summer Family Programming: Dulcimers, 10 a.m.-noon, Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend. Info: 448-0044. Harvey Broome Group picnic, 5-8 p.m., Adair Russell Biven Summer Clayfest Tournament, Park, 1807 Adair Drive. All Sierra Club members, Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club, Maryville, Flight times: families and friends are invited. HBG will provide a 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. Saturday. All grill and burgers (veggie and meat). Contact Mac Post, proceeds benefit Helen Ross McNabb Center. Info/to mpost3116@aol.com, with number of people coming and register team or as sponsor: Beth Farrow, 329-9030, or what you will contribute to the potluck. www.mcnabbcenter.org. Knoxville Civil War Roundtable meeting, 7 p.m., Buddy’s Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Speaker: Robert Krick, historian of the Richmond Battlefield. Topic: first and second battles of Deep Bottoms. Dinner: The Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove: $15, members/$17, nonmembers. Lecture: $3. RSVP by Second Opinion, 6-8 p.m., The Cove at Concord Park, noon Monday, Aug. 11, to 671-9001. 11808 S. Northshore Drive. Free. Info: www.knoxcounty. STFK Science Café meeting, 5:30 p.m., Ijams org or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knox-CountyNature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave. Topic: “Invasive Parks-Rec/55197043075. Species” (of Plants) by Chris Adams, assistant professor “Experience our Cherokee Heritage” tour with of biology, Berea College in Kentucky. Free; registration Native American Expert Randy McGinnis. Offered by requested. Info/registration: 577-4717, ext.110. Cades Cove Heritage Tours. Reservations limited. Cost: $100 per person. Info/reservations: Don Alexander, 448-8838. “Garden History of East Tennessee: Seeds Beginner Friendly Yoga classes, 9-10 a.m., Farand Their Stories,” 10:30 a.m.-noon, Farragut Branch Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. Free and open to ragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Cost: $40. Registration and payment deadline: Aug. 11. Info/ the public. Info; 777-1750. to register: 966-7057. Back-to-School Bash, 2-6 p.m., Bells Campground Pilates classes, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Farragut Town UMC, 7915 Bells Campground Road. Music, food, activities. Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Cost: $40. RegisSeason Kick-off Plaza Party, 4-7 p.m., Clarence tration and payment deadline: Aug. 11. Info/to register: Brown Theatre. Free and open to the public. Features: door prizes, music, games, food carts, backstage tours, a 966-7057. special season ticket package price, info on the new season. Info: 974-5161 or http://clarencebrowntheatre.com/.





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AARP Driver Safety class, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Oak Ridge Senior Center, 728 Emory Valley Road, Oak Ridge. Info/to register: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964.

THURSDAY, AUG. 7 Cruise Night, 6-9 p.m., 6215 Riverview Crossing Drive in front of old Food Lion at Asheville Highway. All makes, models, years and clubs welcome. No charge. Door prizes. Hot Summer Nights Concert Series: Erin Ott, 7 p.m., Blount County Public Library, 508 N. Cusick St. 10-year-old Country Music singer. Free. Info: 982-0981 or www.blountlibrary.org. Bingo, 10-11 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 4438 Western Ave. Bring new “white elephant” gift, $1 or less. Free movie and popcorn, 11:15 a.m. Movie: “Frozen.” Open to the public. Info: 329-8892, TTY: 711.

FRIDAY, AUG. 8 SK8 to Elimin8 Cancer fundraiser, 8-10 p.m., Cool Sports, Home of the Icearium, 110 S. Watt Road. Proceeds to benefit Provision CARES Foundation. Registration: $8; includes skate rental. Also accepting pledges. Info: www.provisioncares.org, 243-3459; or www.coolsportstn.com/sk8, 218-4500. Grandparents and Me! Free Movie and Popcorn Day, Humana Guidance Center, 640 Plaza, 4438 West-

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“Stories in Every Jar,” free storytelling by members of the Smoky Mt. Storytellers, 3-5 p.m., Back Porch, 805 Parkway, Gatlinburg. Info: 429-1783 or www. smokymountaintellers.org.

MONDAY, AUG. 11 Summer Family Programming: Drums, 10 a.m.-noon, Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend. Info: 448-0044. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s Back to School Bash, 3-6 p.m., Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Highway. Free and open to the public. Students will receive free school supplies and health screenings, and enjoy activities, free food, special programs, vendors and more. Ice Cream Social fundraiser, 5-8 p.m., Sonic Drive-In, 7816 Oak Ridge Highway. 10% of sales to benefit Shine, Diamonds All-Stars’ senior coed level three competitive cheer team. Wii™ Bowling, 11:30 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 640 Plaza, 4438 Western Ave. Free and open to the public. Info: 329-8892, TTY: 711. Premier of “Mathline,” a new live call-in show, 6 p.m., on East Tennessee PBS. Geared toward students in grades 4-12; all students, parents and teachers may submit math questions to 1-844-NUMBER8 (6862378). Broadcast every Monday through Thursday. Info: 595-0220 or www.EastTennesseePBS.org/programs/ tn-learn-mathline/.

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Summer Family Programming: Flute Day, 10 a.m.-noon, Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend. Info: 448-0044. “Elkmont’s Uncle Lem Ownby” Brown Bag Lecture by F. Carroll McMahan, noon, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Free; bring lunch. Info: 215-8824 or www.EastTNHistory.org.

THURSDAY, AUG. 14 Summer Family Programming: Make an Instrument, 10 a.m.-noon, Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend. Info: 448-0044. Cruise Night, 6-9 p.m., 6215 Riverview Crossing Drive in front of old Food Lion at Asheville Highway. All makes, models, years and clubs welcome. No charge. Door prizes. Traditional Appalachian Dance, 8 p.m., Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Hosted by the Knoxville Square Dance. Live old-time music by the Hellgrammites. Admission: $7. Info: 522-5851 or info@jubileearts.org. AARP Driver Safety class, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., East TN Medical Group (ETMG), 266 Joule Street, Alcoa. Info/to register: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, AUG. 14-15 AARP Driver Safety class, 1-5 p.m., Cheyenne Ambulatory Center, 964 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. Info/to register: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964.

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Farmer’s Market 150 Grainger County Peaches & Cream & Silver Queen sweet corn. $4 /dozen. 865-828-4087

KING SIZE Mattress & Box springs, like new. $250 obo. 865-288-0162.

8'9" MERCURY Inflatable Dinghy 2011, Merc. mtr 5 HP 4 stroke, 2 hrs. TT. Cover lock carry bag. $2000/bo. 865-771-3906

BAYLINER 2004 19 1/2' w/trailer, mercruiser eng., under 90 hrs. All equip. included. OAK ROLLTOP safety $8900. 407-760-6335. DESK, 1 owner, like new. $300. 712- ***Web ID# 443488*** Standing Saw Timber 1975. 865-984-4529 GLASSMATE 14' fishWICKER BR SET, Full ing boat, drive-on trlr, bed, matt/bx springs, 40 HP Nissan, loc., Air Cond/Heating 187 NS, mtr, extras. 3 drawer dresser, troll. Sofa table & coffee $1800. 865-850-8748 Portable Air cond., $250. table, $100. 865-659-3412. used 4 mo. One Delonghi Penguin, Say: 12,000 BTU, pd $579; Household Appliances 204a sell $250. 2 LG 11,000 BTUs, pd $398 ea. Sell $150 ea. or KENMORE Washer & Dryer top of the line. in the $275/both. 573-4795 lg. capacity. Good cond. $375. 865-588-8767. HOME GROWN corn, Silver queen, $4 a dozen. 865-933-5894.



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Exercise Equipment 208 NORDICTRACK ifit Trainer, never used. Easy entry. $350. Call 865-363-4789 or 865-583-9321. ***Web ID# 443350***

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REGAL 1996 Ventura SE 8.3, 28', w/trlr, immac., seats 10, Book value. $18,000. Water toys incl. $13,500. 865-719-4295 STINGRAY 2000 180 RS, 18 ft, I/O, garage stored, like new, $9500. 865-376-3334 aft. 7:30 pm.



2012 19' Gulfstream Amerilite camper, like new, weight 2400 lbs. $7,500. 865-455-9626 ***Web ID# 442142***

17 DANBURY BEAUTIFUL 3 car gar. Mint car and truck 30x36, 9ft ceil., 2nd models, $25 each. story apt. w/full kit/ & Call 865-531-1534. bath, real 12" cedar siding. HVAC, hot wtr. Popup KNIVES. Case pocket ALINER tank, flor. lgtg., fully camper 2005 w/air, knives, new in box, fin. int. w/trim. oak stove, refrig. Slps 4. bone handles, mixed steps & hand rail, 18' $4000. 423-851-1152 patterns, 10-20 yrs & 9' drs., 3' entry dr. old, $40 each in lots w/sec. 4 windows exc. of 5. 865-980-7837 cond. Cost 80K to bld., WE BUY CAMPERS must be moved, movers RETIRING PASTOR Travel Trailers, 5th avail. 22K. 865-688-4209 Selling contents of Wheels, PopUps library: sermons, & Motor Homes. METAL BLDG, 100'L, WILL PAY CASH 40'w, 14' sidewalls, scripture, counseling. Price Negot. 865-556-7920 423-504-8036 312 pitch, compl w/2 walk in 36" drs, 1 CASHAY 5th wheel dual roll up door, 14'x10'. Arts Crafts 215 axle. 29' l, 8' slide out. All parts to assemble. Gd cond. $6700. 865$27,500. 865-803-3633 368-0633 aft 4. CRAFT BAZAAR ***Web ID# 444049*** August 9, 8a-1:30p Music Instruments 198 4900 Horsetall Dr. FLAGSTAFF 2005 31' Wood floral design, 1 owner, 1/2 ton towable, PIANO W/BENCH, wreaths, embroidering, 1 slide, all amenities, personalized hand Wurlitzer, 1 owner, new tires. $10,900. like new $400. Call painting & much more. 865-693-9070. 712-1975.


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By Shana Raley-Lusk

or many, creative expression is an unparalleled delight. Whether it is through painting, drawing or sculpting, the ability to convey something to others through art is fulfilling and often therapeutic for the artist as well as the audience. Local seniors are getting the opportunity to experience this sentiment firsthand thanks to art classes at some senior centers in Knox County. The instructor for these classes, Sue Messer, has a lifelong love for painting that she wishes to pass on to her students. “I am self-taught and started painting as a teenager,” Messer says. “At that time, I started by cutting out cardboard boxes to use because I couldn’t afford the canvases. I loved it and just thought it would be fun to teach others.” An experienced artist, Messer works in watercolor, oil, and acrylic paints and was the featured artist at the Tennessee Valley Fair last year. She also participates in the Dollywood Harvest Festival each October and has had work on display at Roper Mansion in Dandridge. Messer takes great pride in the work of her students and helps them improve their skills with each class. “I have always wanted to try this, and when I heard that these classes were being offered, I decided to do it,” says Carolyn Hancock, a participant in the class. “Growing up, I would work with chalk and pencil, so that was my medium. But now, I love the painting, too.”

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Sue Messer (standing) helps Sue Huling, Carolyn Hancock and Kathy Neubert with their art.

Sue Huling who also attends the classes regularly has found painting to be very healing. “Sue (Messer) is the best. I live in Halls, so I attend (classes) at the Halls location, and I was so happy they were offering these classes,” she says. “I am battling depression and my therapist recommended I get involved with something I enjoy and this is it. It has given me the courage to try new things and has just helped me so much.”

The class is quite a tight-knit group, and its members have found much joy in their weekly gatherings. When one of the students had a stay in the hospital recently, the rest of the group created a special, art-inspired gift just for the patient and even hand-delivered it. “Carolyn is the crafty one of the group and she came up with the idea of creating the arrangement of painted flowers for our friend,” Messer remembers. All of the students credit Messer, their

beloved instructor, with the class’s success. “She is really great at showing us how to improve or offering advice on whatever we may be working on that week,” Huling says. Messer and her students hope that even more folks will come join them soon. The classes are offered on Mondays at 1 p.m. at the Carter Senior Center and Fridays at 11:30 at the Halls Senior Center. Messer is the instructor at both locations. Info: www.knoxcounty.org/seniors


Today’s funeral options are vast Cremation on the rise nationwide In recent years, the interest in cremation as a means of final disposition has increased. One reason many individuals choose cremation is that it allows for a wide range of ceremony and memorial options. A ceremonial cremation allows the family and friends to hold traditional visitation services as well as a religious service or gathering before the cremation process is carried out. However, some families wish to have a personal gathering or memorial without the visitation, which is another option. Direct cremation is another option available. This involves care and transport of your loved one and then

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Death is not something that anyone particularly enjoys thinking about, but the circumstances that come with it are difficult enough as it is. It only makes a difficult situation harder on your loved ones by neglecting to make arrangements in advance. The professional staff at Gentry Griffey are able to answer any other questions readers may have and encourage people to contact them.

Long known as a favorite photo spot for proms and weddings, the gardens at Gentry Griffey provide an ideal location for a celebration of life service. Gentry Griffey was proud to have been a 2014 Dogwood Arts Festival sponsor of the Fountain City Trail as well as a Commercial Camera Site for the trail.

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Night performances by Tommy Spencer, Smoky Mountain Beautiful, The Gibsons and Mike Southerland, also in the Pepsi Community Tent, from 4-6 p.m. Senior Day has been a Fair staple for more than 30 years with one goal in mind: to keep seniors healthy, happy and involved. More than 3,700 seniors from throughout East Tennessee participated in 2013. Registration for the always popular recognition awards (oldest person attending, etc.) starts at 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day, but fair goers must be present to win. Viewing of displays is

By Anne Hart

enior citizens from across East Tennessee have become accustomed to being pampered, educated and entertained on their big day at the Tennessee Valley Fair, and this year’s offerings add even more to the annual excitement. Best of all: for those over 65 it’s all free all day long. Tuesday, Sept. 9, is the day, and Senior Home Assistance of Tennessee is the sponsor of a large menu of activities in the Pepsi Community Tent that will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. And there’s even more after that, when Praise 96.3 FM WJBZ sponsors Gospel

Seniors enjoy musical entertainment at Senior Day at the Tennessee Valley Fair. scheduled from 10-11, followed by the official welcome and announcements. Comedienne Emma Roid will take to the comedy stage from 11:15 to noon. She will be followed by Marvelous Mutts – A Canine Spectacu-

lar from noon to 12:30 p.m. Knoxville’s own Sammy Sawyer will take the spotlight from 12:30 to 1 p.m. with his ever-popular imitation of Mayberry’s Barney Fife. Tommy Spencer will present a gospel music con-

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h decision he d i i to downsize d i a home h iis often bittersweet. Many couples who downsize their homes do so after raising a family. A home might be filled with memories, but downsizing a home helps couples save more money, and that financial flexibility often allows men and women to more fully enjoy their retirement. But in spite of the financial impact of downsizing a home, there’s more than just money at stake for homeowners thinking of downsizing their homes. The following are a handful of factors homeowners should consider before downsizing to a smaller home.

Older couples must consider a host of factors before deciding to downsize their homes.

Real estate market

The real estate market can be a seller’s friend or foe. Many sellers have a sale price in mind when they decide to sell their home, but the real estate market can be fickle, so homeowners should do their research before putting their home up for sale. Will the current market make it easier for you to get the most for your home, or will you have to settle for less than you prefer? How

fast are similar in f i il homes h i your area selling? lli When studying the real estate market, it’s also a good idea to study the market for smaller homes. If you plan on moving into a condominium but the market is not flush with properties, you might end up paying more than you want to for your new home, which might negate the savings you can expect from downsizing. ■


When downsizing to a smaller home, many couples realize their current furniture is unlikely to fit into a smaller home. That means couples will have to sell or donate their current furniture and then buy all new items for their new home. If it’s been a while since you purchased new furniture, you might be in for some sticker shock on your first visit to the furniture store. Another thing to consider regarding your furniture is which items you simply can’t live without. An antique dinner table might have been the centerpiece for your family holidays over the last several

decades, d d but b there’s h ’ no guarantee it i will ill fit into your smaller home. You may want to pass this down to your son or daughter, but that’s only possible if he or she has the room for it. Before deciding to downsize, consider your attachment to certain items that you may or may not be able to take with you to your new home and the emotional toll that selling such items might take if you’re left with no other options. ■

Proximity to family

When downsizing to a smaller home, many couples move out of the suburbs and into cities or towns with more ready access to culture and restaurants. While that accessibility is great, grandparents may find that it comes at the cost of less time with their grandchildren. That’s a steep price to pay for doting grandparents, and it may also impact your children if they frequently rely on grandma and grandpa for babysitting. Before downsizing, consider if you’re willing to move further away from your family. If not, you likely can still find a smaller home

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Investors know that money management can be difficult. The ebb and flow of the economy can be similar to a roller coaster, with soaring highs followed by steep drops, and those changes all affect investors’ bottom lines. It’s no wonder then that many investors over 50 envision the day when they can get off that roller coaster and simply enjoy their money without having to worry about the everyday ups and downs of the market. But managing money after 50 is about more than just reducing risk. Reducing risk as retirement draws near is a sound financial strategy that can safeguard individuals over 50 from the fluctuations of the market. That’s true whether investors put their money in stocks, real estate or other areas that were not immune to the ups and downs of the economy. But there are additional steps

men n an and d women can ca an take ta after they turn 50 to ensure their golden years are as enjoyable and financially sound as possible. ■ Prioritize saving for retirement. Men and women over 50 know that retirement is right around the corner. Despite that, many people over 50 still have not prioritized saving for retirement. It’s understandable that other obligations, be it paying kids’ college tuition or offering financial assistance to aging parents, may seem more immediate, but men and women over 50 should recognize that their time to save for retirement is rapidly dwindling. Just because you are retired does not mean your bills will magically disappear. In fact, some of those bills, such as the cost of medical care, are likely to increase. So now is the time to make retirement a priority if you have

not already done so. It mi might igh ght ht be nice to finance a child’s college education, but that should not be done at the expense of your retirement nest egg. Kids have a lifetime ahead of them to repay college loans, while adults over 50 do not have that much time to save for retirement. ■ Start making decisions. People retire at different times in their lives. Some people want to keep working as long as they are physically and mentally capable of doing so, while others want to reap what their lifetime of hard work has sown and retire early. Finances will likely play a strong role in when you can comfortably retire, so start making decisions about your long-term future. Do you intend to stay in your current home or downsize to a smaller home? Will you stay in your current area or move elsewhere? These

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that might have been a sound decision, it left many deeply in debt. According to a 2013 report from the Chronicle of Higher Education, student loan debt is growing fastest among people over 60, and that debt is not inconsequential. In fact, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported in 2013 that the average student loan debt of those over the age of 60 who still owe money is more than $19,000, a considerable increase from 2005, when the average debt was $11,000. Men and women over 50 who are still carrying debt should eliminate consumer debt first, as such debt tends to be accompanied by higher interest rates than mortgages and student loan debt. Paying down debt can help reduce stress, improve your quality of life and free up money for living and recreational expenses once you retire. ■ Examine your insurance policies. Your approach to insurance should change as you get closer to retirement. For example, you want to maximize your

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