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When Conny Ottway gets together with her children, brothers and sister, music is sure to follow. Actually, music surrounds the teacher’s life wherever she goes. Ottway is a private teacher of violin/fiddle, guitar, mandolin and viola, and is also a performer. She has brought her talents and teaching skills to Farragut, where she moved two years ago to be closer to her mother and father in Fairfield Glade. When they passed away recently, Ottway decided to stay. Meet Connie over a Coffee Break.

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Fun with flowers The theme for the recent Frolic in the Foothills flower show should have been “gardeners just want to have fun.” Guests expecting flowery exhibits that left you wanting to hum elevator music found that the District IV flower designers and gardeners stepped it up a notch for the late September show.

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Derek Dooley is no Steve Spurrier Under the general heading of how long should it take to restore a hobbling football program, Marvin West writes, otherwise logical people keep trying to compare Derek Dooley and Steve Spurrier. Marvin tells you why Dooley is no Spurrier.

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Play continues acting tradition for seniors

By Suzanne Foree Neal Graduation will break up a happy acting family in the drama department at Farragut High School. When the curtain goes up on “Jekyll/Hyde” this week, 10 seniors involved in the production will continue a partnership that began when they were freshmen. Drama teacher Lea McMahan is debuting a modern version of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” performed for the first time at the school. “I knew I had a lot of seniors this year, and I gave them something meatier,” she says. “We’re trying to appeal to a younger audience. There’s been a slacking-off of teens coming to our shows.” The modern twist to “Jekyll/Hyde” should score a hit. The premise is that scientist Dr. Henry Jekyll invents a virtual reality game that creates a new person, Hyde. As his virtual self, Jekyll turns into Hyde and goes on a crime spree. The 10 seniors in the production have been taking drama classes for four years and have become a close group. “It makes for stronger performances because it’s easier to interact,” says Dallas Marable, who plays Jekyll. “We don’t have to create chemistry,” adds Paul Gary, who takes on the role of a detective. “I feel like I’m part of a real theater company,” says Bridget Sellers, who plays

Showing off their acting skills, these Farragut High School seniors have been together since freshman year. Getting ready for their final play at Farragut are (front) Skylar Grieco, Hannah Ewing, Connor Hess, Paul Gary, Bridget Sellers, Michael Tsaltas; (back) Caroline Rexrode, Haley Retterer, Brian Hooyman and Dallas Marable. Photo by S.F. Neal Henry’s ex, Lydia. “The casting process is the hardest because you have to compete.” When something goes wrong on stage, everyone “freaks out backstage,” she adds, but that’s when they pull together. “That’s when the ‘family community’ comes in and helps,” says Connor Hess. Michael Tsaltas, who’s the stage manager for this play, says it is a lot easier in high school to have a community of friends who act together. In addition to doing plays together, the group also participates in several improv shows. “Scripted is better, because there’s an emotional outlet,” says Bridget. While

improv doesn’t take the preparation that a scripted play does, it does offer challenges, says Paul. “With improv, it’s got to be comedy, and it’s got to be big.” Reaching their senior year adds the new pressure of trying to balance their acting life with school work, college applications and all the other things that come along with that last year of high school. “It’s going to be weird in college, not being around each other,” Connor says. With the play being performed in the miniauditorium, the cast will experience something new for this group. “I chose the mini-auditorium because

this generation of students hadn’t had the opportunity to perform a play in it. It’s a different experience to act in such close quarters to the audience,” says McMahan. “It’s a good experience for them to have before moving on to other venues.” “Jekyll/Hyde” opens

Thursday, Oct. 25, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 28. All shows are in the Farragut High School mini-auditorium at 7:30 p.m. except the Sunday matinee, which is at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens.

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Show times: Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 3:30 p.m.

Tickets: Adults $10; students and senior citizens $8

Cas II honors old coonhunter Big Jim sings duet By Betty Bean Cas Walker Farm and Home Hour veterans David West and Russ Jeffers were swapping stories before the East Tennessee Historical Association’s BBQ, Blue Jeans and Cas II dinner. West told about the time Cas loaded him, Red Rector, Fred Smith and a dobro player in the Opel station wagon he used to haul his hunting dogs and drove them up to Kentucky. The musicians had a gig. Cas was going to see a man about a dog. On the way, he explained why he loved his hounds so much – they’d saved him from freezing to death one cold night in the woods by piling up and letting him burrow down into them. Then he

thinks that giving Dolly her start and recognizing her potential might be the most important thing Cas Walker ever did. “I missed more school buses because I wouldn’t leave the house until Dolly Parton finished singing,” he said. “There was something about this little voice that was so different … and it was Dolly who went on and broke the good ol’ boy network in Nashville. “She told old Porter (Wagoner) ‘I’ve gone as Con Hunley and David Earle West get ready to go on stage. far as I can with you and Photo by Betty Bean I’ve got to move on with my life.’ Dolly was smart and tough when she had told everybody to get out said to me, ‘David, if it to be and she showed of the car and he’d be back gets too cold, we can just that women could do a lot throw another dog on the more than sign a contract later. “He dumped me and pile.’ ” and sing backup. If I have Jeffers, who did the a hero, it’s Dolly Parton. Fred and Red and the dobro player off on a cor- show in the mid-60s, The biggest thing about ner in the dark to wait for shortly after Dolly Parton her is her heart.” West, a master banjo him. After awhile, Fred departed for Nashville,

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player whose Clinton Highway music store and dance hall Ciderville have become the unofficial Cas Walker museum, wasn’t a bit surprised at the big crowd gathered for the Blue Jeans and Cas II dinner. He says interest in the old coonhunter has never waned in the 14 years since his death. “We sell Cas Walker merchandise every day – six or eight different T-shirts, fly swats, caps, Superderm Salve, all his books. We keep it going.” Right after West excused himself to do a sound check with featured entertainer Con Hunley, Jim Haslam came over to chat. When he heard Jeffers was a Farm and Home Hour alum he threw his arm around

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What is your passion? Performing music, teaching music and attending music concerts. It’s in my blood!

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? My daughter, Mandy, who died at the age of 9 months back in 1986.

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life? Since my father’s parents had already passed away before I was born, my mom’s parents were very close to my siblings and me. They lived on a farm in central Indiana, and I learned a lot from them – from singing old songs on a porch swing to snapping green beans to “put up.”

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When Conny Ottway gets together with her children, brothers and sister, music is sure to follow. Actually, music surrounds the teacher’s life wherever she goes. Ottway is a private teacher of violin/fiddle, guitar, mandolin and viola, and is also a performer. She has brought her talents and teaching skills to Farragut, where she moved two years ago to be closer to her mother and father in Fairfield Glade. When they passed away recently, Ottway decided to stay. “I moved here from Western Kentucky, and I really love the area,” she says. “I have been teaching music since I was in the 7th grade and have found much talent, opportunity and dedication here in Farragut.” Ottway graduated from Murray State University. Her parents were musicians, and her two brothers and sister also followed the family vocation on some level. “My mother played trumpet, and she performed in a community band concert 10 days before she died. Music has always been important in my family. Even the in-laws play and perform, so we always have music when we get together,” she says with a laugh. Her son and daughter also play different instruments, and her daughter is a singer/songwriter. Her private students in Farragut are “from age 5 to age 72,” she says. She teaches mainly violin, fiddle and guitar and uses the traditional classical method of teaching. “All my students learn how to read music.” As for performing, Ottway enjoys playing at festivals and concerts, for Farragut town gatherings, in the parks, for weddings and also plays with a contemporary Christian rock band. In addition, she performs during Civil War reenactments around the area. “Music was a big part of the life of the Civil War soldier, as well as for the folks back home,” she says. “Music helped them cope with the horrors of the war around them. Singing and playing their songs as they went from battlefield to battlefield also helped spread the different styles of music to different parts of the country.” Ottway’s students often perform with her at re-enactments and other concerts. “It is a great way to get them some exposure and build up their stage confidence,” she says. Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Conny Ottway.

What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie? I have always loved the line from “The Wizard of Oz:” “There’s no place like home.”

I still can’t quite get the hang of … Instructional manuals. When I buy something technical, I dread reading the instructions!

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

What are you guilty of? Falling asleep, watching TV. There’s something about lying back in a recliner with a doggy or two on my lap. I sometimes don’t make it to hear the News at 11.

What is your favorite material possession? My 1917 Hidalgo Moya violin from Great Britain that my parents bought me when I was a senior in high school. None of us knew I would continue in music, as I already had a scholarship at Purdue in landscape architecture. However, after two years, music continued to call me, and I switched majors and colleges to get a music degree.

What are you reading currently? My parents have recently passed away, and I’m reading a lot of their books. Right now, I’m on my third Chicken Soup book.

What was your most embarrassing moment? Many years ago, the pianist at our church was sick, and the worship leader asked if anyone could play piano. No one volunteered, so I raised my hand. He picked a hymn I’d never heard before that was in a difficult key and time signature to sight-read. I was holding my breath, trying to get through that piece! It doesn’t matter that it was over 30 years ago, it was horrifying. Give me a violin or guitar any day!

What are the top three things on your bucket list? 1. Enjoy grandchildren when the time comes. 2. Take a trip to Hawaii. 3. Visit family members in Europe.

What is one word others often use to describe you and why? Organized. I have to run around a lot to do performances, sometimes in costume, and also teach in two locations. It seems I always have several instruments with me.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Not to be such a worrywart!

Actually, this present was on a leash and walked to my house. When I graduated from 8th grade, my parents let me pick out a miniature schnauzer puppy from a breeder close to our house. Dusty charmed our family for 10 years. I still have schnauzers and will likely never be without one. My oldest one now is 15 years old.

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you? The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

What is your social media of choice? Email. I took a typing class in high school, and I can type almost as fast as I can speak.

What is the worst job you have ever had? I liked the job and the people involved, but working in stained glass is not easy on a violinist’s fingertips.

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon and why? I enjoyed Bugs Bunny and his friends, as the cartoon had a lot of classical music. I would recognize pieces I’d played.

What irritates you? Thieves. People who want something for nothing.

What’s one place in Farragut everyone should visit? Farragut residents have the BEST parks to enjoy! I’m loving all of the concerts that are held at the parks. It’s been fun to meet new people when I walk my dogs; and my students enjoy playing music in the parks.

What is your greatest fear? After the hailstorm in April last year, I’m not crazy about the storms in East Tennessee.

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Fun with flowers The theme for the recent Frolic in the Foothills flower show should have been “gardeners just want to have fun.� Guests expecting flowery exhibits that left you wanting to hum elevator music found that the District IV flower designers and gardeners stepped it up a notch for the late September show. Winners all seem to have an edge. From Ann deLearie’s “Riding the Wild Eagle� winner in mobile display to Sharon Penny’s whimsical winner “planted� on a backgammon board, the displays of beauty all left you with something to think about. There were plenty of participants for the show,

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Ann deLearie is proud of her award-winning mobile, “Riding the Wild Eagle,� at Frolic in the Foothills, a standard flower show presented by the East Tennessee District IV of the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs. Photos by Justin Acuff

Posing by a welcome poster for Frolic in the Foothills are Cindy Hintz, event scheduling coordinator, and Marion Bloomer, general chair. The show was sponsored by District IV and held at Concord United Methodist Church.

Cas II honors old coonhunter him and started singing: “Pick up the morning paper when it hits the street‌â€? They finished up the duet, and Haslam, who probably was “ferâ€? most everything Cas was “agin,â€? politically speaking (the City-County Building, the World’s Fair, any talk of a convention center), reminisced about his old nemesis: “Cas was OK,â€? Haslam said. “He’s part of Knoxville’s heritage with his radio and television shows ‌ But we were on different sides, let’s put it that way. Cas didn’t like change, so we were on opposite sides

most of the time.� West started the show by pointing out some Cas Walker memorabilia – the coonhunter backdrop from the TV show, the life-sized cutout of Dolly next to a dummy decked out in one of Walker’s suits sitting in Cas’s favorite chair with a stuffed raccoon between them. Con Hunley then sang three songs and owned the room. West and the Cider Mountain Boys came on next, then comedian Jerry “Chicken Man� Isaacs and finally Claudia Coffey Tillman, a gospel singer with a set of pipes Kate Smith

From page A-1 would have envied. Billy Kennedy was sitting in the audience taking it all in. He had to fly home to Belfast the next morning, but he was enjoying himself Billy Kennedy immensely that night. Kennedy has been a reporter at the Belfast News Letter, the oldest continuously published newspaper in the world, for 40 years. He is also the author of nine books about the Scots Irish settlers of southern Appa-


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State House District 13 candidate Gloria Johnson took Tuesday night off to allow county Democratic Party chair Gloria Johnson to go to a debate-watching party and sample some fried cornbread. She was happy with both. She was pleased that her guy showed up this time – but what the heck is fried cornbread? “Kind of like a cornbread version of a funnel cake,” she said of the Big Fatty’s signature dish. “Incredible.” Johnson, a special education teacher at Richard Yoakley School, spends her free time campaigning. Most weeknights find her working with a crew of volunteer phone bankers; on Saturdays she’s knocking on doors. What do her students think about their teacher running for office? “We don’t really talk about it at school, so they didn’t think much about it until they saw my signs,”

Farragut Municipal Planning Commission and the Betty community got a first look Bean at the Winston Associates draft for the Comprehensive Land Use Plan at a community and FMPC meeting she said. (Johnson is 6-3 Thursday, Oct. 18. They also and her sky blue and white heard from an applicant yard signs feature the sil- who wants to create a new houette of a tall woman sur- business zone that will alrounded by children above low for four-story buildings. the slogan “Standing Tall for Tennessee.”) Not surprisingly, education issues are a top priorSuzanne ity. And in her view, educaForee tion is inextricably linked to employment. Neal “A highly-educated workforce is key to a healthy economy,” she said. “Tennessee has been providThe land use plan will ing a great education on a be voted on at a later meetminimal budget. It’s time ing. Barbara Moseley took to push forward. We have to an active role in the public do better in preparing stu- meetings on land use and dents to be competitive, not was there to see the results. just here, but with the whole “I would like to see the town world.” revitalized,” she said. “All Johnson is deeply con- the empty spaces bother cerned about the General me.” Assembly’s recent educaMoe Wyman, a retired tion initiatives, and she’s no planner himself, said, “This fan of the Tennessee Virtual plan is the basis for all the Academy, the cyber-school other plans in the town. By administered by Union adopting this plan, the muCounty using curriculum nicipal planning commisand teachers provided by sion is basing its decisions K12 Inc, a Virginia for- on what the community profit corporation founded says it wants.” by junk bond felon Michael Milken. The Republicandominated General Assembly approved TNVA in 2011 on a nearly straight party line vote, and its first By Anne Hart year test scores were in the If you’ve ever watched a state’s bottom 17 percentile. beehive, you have a pretty “The virtual academy good idea what Knox Counis a mess,” she said, “Knox ty Republican headquarters County’s graduation rate is Gloria Johnson watches the about 80 percent. K12 Inc’s presidential debate at Big graduation rate is 49 perFatty’s. Photo by B. Bean cent. That’s not where we need to go. There’s zero accountability. How do I know Mayor Rogero is working mom’s not doing the work?” The 13th District seat hard to persuade city voters being vacated by Harry to support the city charter ■ Mitt Romney mentioned “binders full of women,” and Tindell used to be slightly amendment on pensions. immediately on Facebook It is the last item on the more Democratic, but was came a cartoon with Barack redrawn last year to give ballot after the county charObama holding his head in Republicans the advantage. ter amendments. City Counhis hands while Bill Clinton, Even so, Johnson has had cil approved it by a vote grinning ear-to-ear, says, “Did considerable success in fun- of 7-2 with Marshall Stair someone say binders full of draising and endorsement- and Duane Grieve voting women?” getting by talking about against. ■ Mike Hammond wants While Stair voted against “big” issues. But she doesn’t public parking at the Cityshy away from the other it, he is not working to deCounty Building. “We open it feat it Nov. 6. Rogero has stuff, either – like guns. for Boomsday and UT football appeared on various talk “I have a .38 special right games; we need to revisit beside my bed,” she said. shows and before civic this,” he said. “I’m not going to take your groups. She is lobbying citi■ Sam McKenzie disagreed. guns away. I took the course zens including this writer to “We built it wrong, pre-9/11. to get my permit and scored support it. The deck (opened evenings) The proposal is designed 100 percent – beat the guys. is not under the building. to reduce surging costs in But if you’re going to talk It’s not wise to re-open the to a teacher who had two the current pension plan. garage.” friends shot by a guy who Rogero inherited this issue ■ Chris Caldwell, finance had his gun out in the park- and now has to lead the efdirector, estimated a cost of ing lot, no. I won’t support fort to place pensions on $500,000 to scan cars if the sounder financial footing. that. garage were re-opened for public use. Meanwhile, Amy “But my opinion’s not The major criticism of the Broyles and Mike Brown want going to prevail in a Ron plan is that it does not go to give employees a bigger Ramsey Senate, so can we far enough to reduce costs break to park there. please talk about jobs and for current employees but only impacts employees – S. Clark education?”

A more urban feel and affordable housing for young professionals tops Connie Schmid’s list. “I’d like to see a more urban look and a downtown area. The area around Town Hall is more centrally located and would be easier to build up.” New Zone: Much of the meeting was spent discussing a request to change the zoning ordinances to create a new business district that would allow four-story buildings. The request comes from Myers Bros. Holdings. Commissioner Noah Myers said he was switching hats and becoming “applicant” for the discussion, led mostly by his brother, Knick. EdSouth is interested in an out-parcel at Renaissance across from First Farragut United Methodist Church and adjacent to Weigel’s at the entrance to Old Stage Hills subdivision on Way Station Trail. The brothers are asking a new business district and reduced setback requirements to put parking behind the building. That would move buildings much closer to Kingston Pike than now allowed. Noah Myers noted that

Tom and Barbara Moseley check out a color-coded map of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan proposed for Farragut. Barbara Moseley is active in the homeowners association for the Cottages at Pryse Farm. Photo by S.F. Neal the church across the road actually sits higher than their four-story building would because of the lay of the land. That also brought up discussion of how to hide the mechanicals on top of the roof. If planners create the new zoning, it will likely mean tweaking several other ordinances and maybe drafting new ones. Changing the zoning on the property from the current C-1 general commercial district would limit the type of businesses that could be built in the new zone. While members liked the design, Commissioner Ed St.Clair worried that it would create a “wall effect” for drivers if several of these buildings

started popping up along Kingston Pike in that end of town. The building would set 40 feet from the edge of the asphalt. Some also questioned what would happen if Kingston Pike needed to be widened. “Far out in the future, we don’t want to have to condemn that building,” said Commissioner Ed Whiting. Community Development Director Ruth Hawk gave commissioners some homework before the next meeting. “I’ll put a draft ordinance together, but I don’t think you’re ready to vote on this yet. Go home, do your homework, and come back next month.”

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who go to work for the city after Jan. 1, 2013. For new city employees, it clearly cuts costs substantially. However, the benefit of that will not be felt for 15 to 20 years when new employees who worked at least 10 years start to retire at age 63. By increasing the vesting period from 5 to 10 years, it guarantees that future mayors and their political appointees will likely not be eligible for a city pension since mayors can serve only 8 years under term limits. While it is a valid comment that costs for current city employees need to be reduced (and the plan does not do that), the defeat of

the lobby was about the only to have their picture taken thing that wasn’t in perpet- with the likeness of their faual motion. And even it had vorite candidate. lots of company as the party More from Anne Hart online: Shopperfaithful crowded around

this proposal would leave the city with no plan to curtail any costs – present or future – a huge financial burden for city taxpayers. Voters should vote “yes” on the city charter amendment and hope the mayor and council face the question of current employees in the next several years. A few weeks ago at Ijams Symphony in the Park, I purchased a donated lunch with the mayor at the silent auction and next Monday, Oct. 29, Joan and I will be lunching with Mayor Rogero at Ijams Nature Center. Ijams did especially well on this item as Stephanie Wallace, wife of council member George Wallace, was also bidding on the lunch which caused the final price to escalate. But all to a good cause which is Ijams. The truth is that both of us could probably invite the mayor to lunch and she would happily come. ■ Judge Wheeler Rosenbalm’s retirement

as Circuit Court Judge on Jan. 1, 2013, will trigger a wave of applications to the Court Nominating Commission which must submit three names from which Gov. Bill Haslam will appoint. The appointee will serve until Sept. 1, 2014, and Knox County voters will choose the new circuit judge in August 2014 for an 8-year term. ■ Kristi Davis and Ray H. Jenkins are both mentioned as possible applicants. Jenkins is Knox County GOP chair and would resign as chair once his application was submitted. Phyllis Severance, current GOP vice chair, would become chair until a new chair is chosen in early 2013. Davis is an attorney with Hodges Doughty and Carson law firm in Knoxville. Other applicants will surface in the next few weeks. ■ More on the Gloria Johnson-Gary Loe race next week. It is close and down to the wire.


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nder the general heading of how long should it take to restore a hobbling football program, otherwise logical people keep trying to compare Derek Dooley and Steve Spurrier. I understand that with a twist or two, numbers can be used to prove almost anything, but Tennessee and South Carolina are farther apart than the proverbial apples and oranges. Consider expectations: Before Spurrier, Lou Holtz gave the Gamecocks hope but little else. In all of history, USC had finished in the AP top 25 only five times. Only twice had it gone bowling in consecutive years. Tennessee, measured in total victories, is one of the top 10 programs of all time. In Big Orange Country, good has never been good enough. Recruiting? South Carolina has geographical advantages. It also has Clemson competing for in-state talent. The first reaction to this current UT dilemma is to blame Dooley for dragging his feet. Spurrier wrested the Gamecocks away from the taxidermist and immediately transformed them into wonderful winners. Well, not exactly. Holtz had a couple of good foundation years and leveled off. Spurrier went 7-5, 8-5, 6-6, 7-6 and 7-6 before this upswing. Tennessee defeated South Carolina as recently as 2009. Over five seasons, Spurrier was 1822 against the SEC. To Spurrier’s credit, he has not fathered anything as ugly as Dooley 2011 but Steviewonder never had to face a Kentucky wide receiver playing quarterback in the season finale – fueled with the motivation of ending a quartercentury of frustration. The Spurrier challenge (after cashing his final NFL check) was simple compared to the Dooley project. South Carolina was delighted to have a famous coach, even one inclined toward golf and boogie-boarding. Spurrier came with football credibility, Heisman Trophy as a player, national championship and a bunch of other medals and ribbons as a coach. What a show when he threw his visor and went scowling and stomping along the sideline. It was much better than orange pants. From the start, Derek Dooley was a question

It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in regard to the things that have now been announced to you through those who brought you good news by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look! (I Peter 1:12 NRSV) Day breaks and the boy wakes up And the dog barks and the birds sing And the sap rises and the angels sigh. (“Copperline,� James Taylor)

In this Oct. 8, 2011, file photo, South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier yells onto the field during the third quarter in a game against Kentucky at Williams Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C. The Ol’ Ball Coach and his Gamecocks will host the Volunteers Saturday at noon. AP Photo/Rich Glickstein mark. The emergency replacement for the migratory Lane Kiffin didn’t have much on his resumÊ. He schooled under the great Nick Saban but he did not win at Louisiana Tech. He did have a famous name and a law degree. That he was available on short notice was of greater significance. Tennessee fans wondered aloud why athletic director Mike Hamilton couldn’t do better – maybe somebody like Jon Gruden or Vince Lombardi. It now appears Tennessee needed miraculous assistance. Fans were slow to realize roster shortages. Only

a few got really excited about minimum progress. Massive turnover of assistant coaches, good or bad, was confusing. Recruiting appeared encouraging until compared with the big boys in the SEC. Now we know catching up, at the rate we are going, is a slow process. Comparing Dooley and Spurrier is unfair. Tasks and conditions are not equal. They climb different mountains. South Carolina patience has been rewarded. There is no way to tell if time is all Dooley needs. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is westwest6@netzero. com.


n a recent Friday I drove over the mountains into North Carolina to visit my daughter Eden. It was a beautiful October day, blue skies, crisp air, an occasional tree beginning to show color. I drove back home on Sunday afternoon and noticed still more vibrant color. The hills were wearing plaid by then: gold and russet and green woven together like some autumnal tartan. The slanting sun threw shadows across the ridges and my heart ached just a little. I love fall, even with its twinge of sadness. My mind tells me it is just one arc of an enormous circle, but my soul knows it is the beginning of an end. The year is dying. Even the foods of autumn are different. The fall vegetables are sturdi-

er, plainer: parsnips, carrots, yams. A mug of Earl Grey tea hits the spot on an October afternoon and a slab of rye bread, spread thick with butter, is the perfect accompaniment. I haul out the cookbooks, looking for stew recipes and casseroles and something fabulous to do with apples. Sweaters and thick socks and knitted scarves come out of the closets and I try to find just the right setting on the thermostat to keep me comfortable and my checkbook in the black. It is a time for reading. As the days grow shorter, I keep at least one book going, sometimes two: a novel and a “how-to.� It is a time for writing. I buy elegant stationery, writing long, chatty, newsy let-

ters to my friends far away; at least they are written in my head. Actually getting them onto the stationery is more problematic. I study the woodpile and calculate when I should build the first fire, knowing even as I stand looking at the logs that I will wait until one of my girls is home to enjoy the fire with me. And I remember. I remember deaths: my father, a beloved uncle, a marriage. I remember harvest moons, apples baked on sticks over a fire and hiking in the Delaware Water Gap. I remember camping trips and football games and Halloween parties. And one last, precious October memory. I remember the night during a revival in a small country church, when I gave my life to the Lord. On the way home that night – just Daddy and me – I saw a smudge of light in the sky and asked him what it was. “It looks like a comet, honey,� he answered. And it was, the first one I had ever seen. A sign, a blessing, a “You go, girl!� And I’m pretty sure the angels sighed.

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Watching the water rise MALCOLM’S CORNER | Malcolm Shell Of all the events that have impacted the Village of Concord – marble quarry closings, World War II, the decline of the railroad – the construction of Fort Loudoun Dam, which formed Fort Loudoun Lake, ranks very high on the list. Although the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) had given subtle hints that the impact on Concord might be significant, I don’t think many residents realized that it would result in the inundation of about one-third of the village. In 1942, the number 877 became significant because residents of all the property located

below that line on a contour map were forced to move. This included some 42 homes and the Southern Railway Depot on the south side of the present-day railroad tracks. Our home was on the south side of the tracks and I guess I could say literally that I grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. My family was fortunate to find a property for sale near the top of the hill just above Concord Presbyterian Church. I am not sure of the compensation amount given by TVA, but considering the fact that existing properties were very limited, I am sure they paid top

dollar for our new home. At least one family disassembled their home plank by plank and put it back together on another lot, but most families just moved their personal belongings and let TVA take care of razing the house. This was an emotional time for village residents who felt their homes had been “taken.” And there was considerable stress in trying to find another place to live. Years later, it was not uncommon to see former residents standing on the railroad tracks, trying to envision where their home had been. Our home was located near the tracks, and when the lake is down in the winter, you can see the outline of foundations. Although I was very young, I can remember standing on the tracks with my parents and watching the water slowly rise over our foundation. Although TVA removed most of the small brush, the larger trees were simply cut and tied down. Over the years these became good

fishing spots. To that extent, the older residents had a decided advantage in knowing where to catch the big game fish like largemouth bass. The lake did, however, provide a great playground, particularly for those who liked speed boats, as they were called, and those who enjoyed water skiing. But I am not aware of any local residents who owned this type of craft. Most were small fishing boats, or John Boats, with small outboard motors. Many of the locals built their boats in their backyards or garages and we undertook such a venture. With the aid of my brotherin-law Alvin Smith, we built a nice fishing boat in our garage. We did it during the winter months, and I remember I could hardly wait until spring when we intended to launch it. When the time came, we loaded it on a flatbed trailer, moved it to the lake and gradually pushed it into the water. It had hardly cleared the bank when it sank in

about 2 feet of water. I couldn’t believe all the work that went into the project just to have it stay afloat about two minutes. However, my dad had forgoten to tell me that was the plan. You could not fit the decking close together because the water would cause the wood to swell and pop off the planks. So, after the boat had been sunk about a week, we pulled it out and caulked the joints and it floated. There are not many villagers left who remember the water rising over the foundations of their homes. And time has served its purpose in removing most of those unpleasant memories. Several years ago, an Elia Kazan-directed movie titled “Wild River,” starring Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick and Jo Van Fleet, told the story of a family who were forced to move from their farm to make way for a new lake. And I guess the drama depicted in that film would have seemed familiar to many of the residents of Concord Village in 1942.

Looming in the future By Cindy Taylor Deep in the wilds of the West Virginia woods and a whole lifestyle away lies the Canaan (pronounced Kanain) Valley. If you travel far enough into the valley you can find a gold mine. Not in the literal sense; but to those who stumble across Ben’s Old Loom Barn there is a true sense of discovery. Unfamiliar words are tossed about by those who work there, such as weft, warp, raddle and shuttle. These are terms used in the art of weaving. Phyllis Helmick and April Welsh are two of the talented folks who work the business located in Davis, W.Va. They are busy setting up one of April’s designs on a loom that sits next to one dating back to the Civil War. “We use a lot of cotton and wool,” says Helmick. “Alpaca is a favorite but very

few people few peo pe ople want to pay the price for it.” Dorothy Mayor Thompson, the founder of the business and wife to the barn’s namesake, began teaching weaving in a one-room schoolhouse. The school’s original alphabet now hangs in the barn. The old Civil War loom, built by Dorothy’s father, holds a place of honor there, hence the name Ben’s Old Loom Barn. Thompson grew up during the Great Depression and was a student in weaving with master weaver Lou Tate at the Loom House in Kentucky. During World War II, Thompson went to work with her mother, Rose Mayor, teaching in the Weaving Room at the Arthurdale Center. She met and married Ben Thompson. The two came to the farm in Canaan where Thompson taught weaving until her death in

Phyllis Helmick and April Welsh work on one of April’s designs. Photos by C. Taylor

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All fall classes, workshops and events will be held at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, unless otherwise stated. Call 966-7057 to register (if required). Payment must be received within 5 business days of date of registration but no later than the registration deadline. No refunds are given after the registration and payment deadline. The Town of Farragut is not responsible for costs associated with the purchase of supplies when a class is canceled.

FARRAGUT SHOPPER-NEWS â&#x20AC;˘ OCTOBER 22, 2012 â&#x20AC;˘ A-7

Barbara Strand and Deb Stegner toss around ideas during a strategy meeting for opening a new community food pantry at Faith Lutheran Church in Farragut. Photos by S.F. Neal

Faith Lutheran to launch food pantry By Suzanne Foree Neal Sometimes it is those who struggle quietly who have the hardest time finding help. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the biggest reason Faith Lutheran Church, 239 Jamestowne Blvd. in Farragut, decided to roll out its own independent food pantry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started looking at the need,â&#x20AC;? says Laura C. Bostrom, pastor for community and discipleship at the church. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our motto is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Love God, Love Others and Serve.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The question we ask is: How do we serve our brothers and

Laura C. Bostrom, pastor for community and discipleship at Faith Lutheran Church in Farragut, kept notes as she leads a meeting of volunteers. The church will open the Shepherd of Hope Food Pantry on Nov. 5.

sisters in the community?â&#x20AC;? Faith Lutheran is looking to help those Bostrom calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;the working poor:â&#x20AC;? People who have jobs, but still arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t making it. Having a food pantry in the community is a start to offering help. Volunteers are stocking shelves for the grand opening on Monday, Nov. 5. Anyone can drop off donations at the church, and a special shopping cart to collect food is available at Sunday services. To learn more food pantry operations, the group toured pantries at Cokesbury United Methodist Church and Knox Area Rescue Ministries. After The Shepherd of Hope Food Pantry has operated successfully for six months, it can affiliate with Second Harvest Food Bank. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right now, we are in charge of stocking our own pantry,â&#x20AC;? explains Deb Stegner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re relying on the generosity of others.â&#x20AC;? Initial plans are to open the pantry 3-5 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month, with the thought it may expand to every Monday. All that is required to get food is a photo ID and Social Security card. There are no restrictions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As long as there is a need, we are here to help people,â&#x20AC;? Bostrom says. Volunteers will keep a record of


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those served. As for staffing the pantry, the church has a roster of 60 volunteers, many of them families. They also expect help from Farragut High School students. While helping plan a food pantry will be a new experience for many on the organizing committee, Barbara Strand has some experience. She has volunteered at Second Harvest and KARM, and became involved at Faith Lutheran to keep herself busy in retirement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I worked for 13 years at a school and needed something to do,â&#x20AC;? she says. Bostrom says the church decided to pour all its resources into this one project as opposed to trying to do a lot of little things. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to do one thing and do it well,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is our baby.â&#x20AC;? Strand says the church distributed turkey baskets in the past and hopes this year to do it through the food pantry. Stegner noted that people can watch for sales and stretch their dollars to help stock the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food pantry shelves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kroger had toothpaste for


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Homecomings, revivals â&#x2013; Bookwalter United Methodist Church will hold homecoming 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. The Rev. Nathan Malone, Knoxville district superintendent of the United Methodist Church, will speak. Covered dish luncheon follows.

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Farragut Intermediate School 5th-graders Mallory Gard and Camryn Given pose for a photo after their “Cake Boss” poster presentations. Photos by S. Barrett

Farragut High School senior and film class student Caroline Rexrode starred in the film “The Find” during her junior year. Photo submitted

‘The Find’ at Farragut High School By Sara Barrett Last year, the students of Farragut High School’s filmmaking class spent an entire semester creating the 26-minute horror flick “The Find.” Their hard work paid off when the film was selected to be shown at this year’s Erie Horror Fest in Erie, Pa. It was one of five nominated for best student film. “People ask me about making horror movies with high school students,” said FHS theater and film instructor Lea McMahan. If they were filming a drama, she said, it would be difficult to keep the class motivated. However, they do stick to topics that “we all know aren’t true” including the subject of “The Find,” set in 1959. A rock is brought into the school and something evil hatches from it.

The film class gives students a chance to see what really goes into filmmaking. “One minute of the film took 10 to 15 minutes to create,” said McMahan. The students are currently working on another shorter film tentatively titled “The Halls.” McMahan said the shorter length would allow the students to focus more on the quality of the film and less on the quantity. In addition to the notoriety it has received in Pennsylvania, “The Find” will be shown at the Knoxville Horror Film Festival at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Relix Variety Theatre on North Central Street. McMahan plans to hold an additional public showing of “The Find” in the Ferguson theater at FHS toward the end of November. Info:

‘Cake Boss’ at Farragut Intermediate By Sara Barrett Last week, Farragut Intermediate School 5thgraders Mallory Gard and Camryn Given were named the “Cake Bosses” in Nicole Thorley’s classroom. One or two students are picked each week in Thorley’s class to tell about them-

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selves using a poster they customize with their interests, favorite memories, drawings, photos and more. After a short presentation, the posters are displayed for the week and the “Cake Bosses” can bring an item for show-and-tell or a snack for the class. “It is a curriculum-driven activity,” said Thorley. The students sharpen their creativity and writing skills while learning about themselves and each other in the process. The classroom theme for the school year is cupcakes, so the idea of a Cake Boss suits the class perfectly. Thorley said after 5th grade, the spotlight is removed a bit from each student as an individual so being a “Cake Boss” gives them a chance to shine.

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A. L. Lotts Elementary School 5th-graders Ben Whitaker, Zach Hull and Ian Blalock work on an activity with TennesA.L. Lotts Elementary School 4th-grader Katie Monroe and her see Technological University student Nicole Russell. Tensister, 3rd-grader Caroline, decorate pumpkins together dur- nessee Tech students who are training to become teachers ing the school’s Math Night and pumpkin decorating event fol- helped out at the event. lowing the school’s PTA family meeting. Photos submitted

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A-10 â&#x20AC;˘ OCTOBER 22, 2012 â&#x20AC;˘ SHOPPER-NEWS Farragut Middle School 6th-graders Chad Exarhos, Robert Browder and Harris Wadley press their luck with the game â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deal or No Deal.â&#x20AC;? The blue pod from FMS walked down the hill last week to Putt-Putt Golf and Games for some recreational activities as a reward for good behavior during the first nine weeks of school.

Putt-putt for good behavior Farragut Middle School 6th-graders Inshira Bediako, Jessie Li, Julia Pack and Melanie Moczadlo consider giving the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mischief Spinnerâ&#x20AC;? a turn before playing a hole at putt-putt. Selections on the wheel included playing with one hand behind your back.

Farragut Middle School 6th-grader Forrest Godshell studies the inner workings of a game before committing a token to play. He was undecided on what to spend his tickets on, but most likely would splurge for â&#x20AC;&#x153;an unending supply of Laff y Taffy,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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FARRAGUT LIBRARY EVENTS The Farragut Branch Library is located at 417 N. Campbell Station Road. A parent or guardian must accompany each child, except for older preschool, during Storytime and events. Info: 777-1750. ■ Monday, Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5. ■ Tuesday, Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m., Older Preschool Storytime for ages 4-6. ■ Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m., Baby Bookworms for infants to age 2. ■ Thursday, Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime for ages 2-3. ■ Friday, Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, THROUGH OCTOBER Arts Council features Sherby Jones The Town of Farragut Arts Council presents Sherby Jones as the featured artist for October, displaying her work in specially designed cases on the second floor of the rotunda in the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. A University of Tennessee graduate with a diverse background in theater and education, Jones previously owned the Mountain Laurel Gallery, first at the Candy Factory and later at Candoro Marble Museum. Her angel was chosen to top First Lady Hillary Clinton’s Blue Room Christmas tree at the White House in 1993. The town hall is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more info, visit (Departments, Parks & Leisure Services, Arts & Culture).

SATURDAYS, THROUGH OCTOBER Food, crafts at Dixie Lee Market From 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 27, the Dixie Lee Farmers Market is open with fresh, locally grown produce and handmade crafts. The market is at Renaissance in Farragut, 12740 Kingston Pike. Local farmers and Tennessee artisans provide the products for the market. In season, offerings include peaches, berries, grapes, melons, apples, tomatoes, peppers, beans, corn, greens and a host of other fruits and vegetables, plus grass-fed meats, honey, potted plants, fresh-cut flowers, herbs and cheeses. There are also baked goods and crafts by local artisans.


Siskind received widespread acclaim for her 2009 release, “Say It Louder,” which won Best Americana Album in the Nashville Music Awards. After almost 12 years in Music City, she and her husband recently moved to Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. She tours with her supporting characters, the Novel Tellers, Julie Lee and Elizabeth Foster. For more info, visit www.sarahsiskind. com. A limited number of tickets to be in the studio audience for the live show are $10 and are available at WDVX and at Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free.


While Freaky Friday Fright Nite is a free event, participants are asked to donate one of the following items for Ronald McDonald House: cleaning supplies including paper towels, detergents (laundry, Dreft for baby clothes, dishwasher), disinfectant spray and wipes; food items including individually wrapped snacks and breakfast bars; household items including gallon- and quart-size freezer bags, kitchen-size trash bags, lawn and leaf bags, plastic forks and spoons, air freshener spray, and 60-watt CFL light bulbs; postage stamps; phone cards; and gift cards to discount and grocery stores and gas stations. Cash donations will also be accepted. Collection stations will be located next to the cookie-decorating station and next to the entrance from the Harrison Road parking lot. For more info, contact Lauren Cox, special events and program coordinator, at or 865-966-7057, or visit www.townoffarragut. org. In case of inclement weather, call 865-966-2420 after 3 p.m. on Oct. 26 for the status of the event.


Fire safety demonstrations The Town of Farragut Fire Prevention Office and the Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau will offer fire safety demonstrations for residents and businesses on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. One-hour fire-extinguisher demonstrations will be held at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and 2 and 3:30 p.m. Participants can attend at any time during the demonstrations. At 6 p.m., prior to the Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, the Fire Prevention Office staff will present a fire sprinkler demonstration using the bureau’s sprinkler trailer.

THURSDAY, OCT. 25 Pellissippi Fall Choral Concert Pellissippi State Community College will present its Fall Choral Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center at the college, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The student concert will feature the 60-voice Concert Chorale and the 40-voice Variations Ensemble, in addition to selected soloists. The performance will include works by Bach, Mozart, Moses Hogan and Eric Whitacre. The Variations Ensemble will premiere much of the repertoire for its Spring Break 2013 tour of Barcelona, Madrid and Segovia, Spain. Many of the student performers are pursuing the college’s new Associate of Fine Arts degree, concentrating in music. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted at the door for the Pellissippi State Foundation on behalf of the Music Scholarship Fund.

Family Game Night Family Game Night will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Smart Toys and Books, 9700 Kingston Pike in Franklin Square. Families with children ages 3 and up are invited to come learn new games and have fun together. Refreshments will be available. Reservations are required in advance, but there is no charge.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, OCT. 26-27 Oktoberfest Restaurant Linderhof will present Oktoberfest Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27, at a 10,000-squarefoot tent on the lawn at Renaissance Farragut, 12700 Kingston Pike. Activities start at 3 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday. Food will include turkey drumsticks, brats on pretzel buns, beer cheese, goulash soup, German pretzels, roasted pork, German slaw and German potato salad. Authentic German beers will be sold, along with Miller Lite for calorie-counters. Musical acts performing will include the Oompahpers, the Earthquakers, Music Meisters and Kitty Wampus. There will also be numerous games. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Farragut’s community projects and charitie.s A limited number of $5 two-day passes are available at www.restaurantlinderhof and at Restaurant Linderhof, 11831 Kingston Pike. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Parking will be available at First Farragut United Methodist Church.


Tennessee Basketball exhibit The Farragut Folklife Museum will host the exhibit “Pride and Traditions of Tennessee Basketball” Monday through Friday through Nov. 16, at the museum, housed in the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The exhibit features items from the personal collection of Knox County Commissioner R. Larry Smith and includes vintage uniforms and shoes, championship memorabilia, and programs, pictures and pamphlets spanning the entire history of the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team. Smith will give a free lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, discussing the history of UT basketball and sharing player stories and interviews. Light refreshments will be served. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free.

MONDAY, OCT. 22 Siskind on Tennessee Shines Singer-songwriter Sarah Siskind & the Novel Tellers will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St. The performance will be broadcast on the Tennessee Shines Radio Show on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville.

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The University of Tennessee Department of Theatre will present “Will Power!” Thursday, Oct. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Lab Theatre. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Additional 7:30 p.m. performances will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4, and Sunday, Nov. 11. Kate Buckley used some of William Shakespeare’s “greatest hits” to piece together “Will Power!” Six undergraduate actors play 42 characters and do monologue scenes, excerpts from 19 plays and six songs. Admission ranges from $5 for UT students to $15 for adults. For ticket info, visit www.clearencebrowntheatre. com.

The 16th annual Komen Knoxville Race for the Cure will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at World’s Fair Park. The event will include a 5k and a one-mile Family Fun Run. Race-day registration will be held from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. Race-day team photos will be taken from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. and post-race at the Tennessee Amphitheater. Registration is open at through 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. Registration is $60 for In the Pink, $35 for adult and Sleep In for the Cure, $25 for student (13-18) and Kids for the Cure (312), and $10 for Kids for the Cure (2 and under). For more info, call 865-257-2873 or 865-588-0902.



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The 16th annual Freaky Friday Fright Nite will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park on Watt Road. Freaky Friday Fright Nite is one of the largest family events in the Farragut area and benefits the Knoxville Ronald McDonald House. Groups and businesses will have treat stations and distribute candy and other goodies to area children 12 and under and in costume as they safely trick-or-treat along the walk trail at the park.

The Captain W.Y.C. Hannum Chapter #1881, United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Green Meadow Country Club. The business session will begin at 11, followed by lunch. Ron Jones will speak on “General John Brown and Fanny Gordon – a War Between the States Partnership.” Visitors are welcome. For reservations or more info, contact Charlotte Miller, 865-448-6716.

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Webb’s Lower School: Making Connections

By Angie Crabtree, Webb Lower School Director


ebb School’s tagline “Inspiring Learners, Developing Leaders” has served as a guiding principle in creating and sustaining the culture of the school over many years. There is a whole host of ways that Webb goes about accomplishing that goal, and those ways can vary depending on the age of the child. This article Angie Crabtree focuses particularly on Webb’s Lower School and the multi-age experiences created to foster growth in our young students as learners and leaders. Interacting with peers across grade levels is a common phenomenon at many middle and high schools, and it certainly is at Webb. Students attend classes, play on athletic teams, work in performing groups, and participate in clubs and organizations with peers from other grades. Healthy middle and high schools see the value in multi-grade interactions, and that kind of interaction is strongly encouraged. What is unique and distinctive about Webb and Webb’s Lower School is that these multi-age interactions are begun and fostered as early as kindergarten, and permeate through fifth grade. Among those opportunities, the three most prominent are FAMILIES, Reading Buddies, and After-School Clubs.

“Getting together with my FAMILY is always a highlight of my day.” “I have waited six years to be the oldest in my FAMILY, and I love the responsibility.” “I have better relationships with students from other grade levels. That would not have happened without being a member of my FAMILY.” - Comments by Webb fifth graders about their FAMILIES experience

■ FAMILIES A FAMILY consists of a “family head,” which is a Lower School faculty or staff member, and 8 to 10 Lower School students – one to two from each grade level, K-5. FAMILIES meet once every three weeks to gather and complete an activity. A FAMILY remains the same throughout a student’s Lower School career. At the beginning of each year, the FAMILY creates a crest that highlights each member and is linked directly to the Lower School’s annual leadership theme. This year’s leadership theme, “What Can You Do? Do What You Can,” is woven throughout our FAMILIES program. Students were asked to select a service organization to support throughout the year to make a difference in our community. Our fifth graders lead the Lower School in understanding our monthly leadership word (e.g. Listening, Empathy, Decisions), and provide the younger students with a lesson to discuss. This year, the Lower School selected Mobile Meals as our allschool service organization to support through our FAMILIES program. Students create birthday and holiday cards, placemats, and magnets for meal recipients; and some help their parents in delivering meals on nonschool days.

■ Reading Buddies: Reading Buddies is a partnership developed between two classrooms of different grades to foster relationships in an academic setting – kindergarten partners with third grade; first grade partners with fifth grade; and second grade partners with fourth grade. Buddies might work together on read-

(left) At the beginning of the year, each Webb Lower School FAMILY creates a crest that highlights its members and is linked directly to the Lower School’s annual leadership theme. FAMILIES also focus on a leadership-related word each month and display those words on their family crests. (above) Webb Lower School FAMILY members participate in a teambuilding activity during the school’s annual Webbfest celebration. cultivate existing interests or talents. To that end, various special-interest activities are offered on a regular basis after school. Either Lower School faculty or specialty instructors hired by the school sponsor these activities. The activities generally run from 3:20 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., one day per week. Club offerings include: Robotics, Drama, Dance, Mandarin Chinese, Art, Student Council, Chess, Fit-Trition, Readers’ Theatre, and Homework Helpers. Within the club setting, students ■ After-School Clubs: from a range of grade levels have an The Lower School is interested in opportunity to interact with and learn providing a wide array of enrichment from one another in an entirely new opportunities after school hours for way beyond the regular school day. children to both discover new interPrograms such as FAMILIES, Readests and talents, and to pursue and ing Buddies, and After-School Clubs promote an overwhelming sense of community across every grade and age; they provide older students with an opportunity to mentor younger students; and they allow students to get to know one another as people at a much deeper level. In Webb’s quest to assist young children toward their full deWebb Lower School’s Reading Buddies is a partnership developed velopment, these among classrooms of different grades to foster relationships in an kinds of multi-age academic setting. Older reading buddies mentor and support their relationships are critical. younger buddies in numerous activities throughout the year. ing a book, completing an art activity, solving a math equation, researching a specific topic, or playing a game. The older reading buddy is trained to be the mentor and to support the younger buddy. Buddies typically meet every two weeks during the school year, and as the year progresses, they bond and friendships flourish. Reading Buddies allow students to develop a powerful relationship that provides a connection that lasts through the years.

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The highly detailed nature of the pen and ink â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dopamine Queenâ&#x20AC;? is how Rollinson sees the neurotransmitter within her brain that acts to help regulate movement and emotion.

Artist Brooke Rollinson of Knoxville lives with bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder. Medication helps manage her symptoms and makes it possible for her to live independently. Like many people with mental diagnoses, Brooke credits a strong support system for her success. Family, friends and even her dog, Snickers, help keep her on track. Rollinson completed this watercolor painting of New York City as part of a school assignment which was themed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buildings.â&#x20AC;? She has a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in fine art from East Tennessee State University. down the street, and I could smell it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it kind of had a seafood odor,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My favorite visual hallucination was my mother ďŹ&#x201A;ying a plane in the sky with a banner saying â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I love you.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? The delusional voices, however, were sometimes not so pleasant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a weird fear and a weird sensation, like having a radio in my mind,â&#x20AC;? she described. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I woke up, a male voice would constantly use curse words at me and call me names that I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to say,â&#x20AC;? Rollinson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My other voice was what I call a God Voice. It was a quiet, comforting voice.â&#x20AC;? The voices have been silenced by proper

medication. Rollinson is no longer addicted to anything except a healthy lifestyle. Long roads of medications have led her to the correct dosage and mixture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If anyone reads this and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to take medication because they like the feeling of being high or being manic, let me say that feeling in control is so much better,â&#x20AC;? she proclaimed. Having a strong family support system is important to Rollinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it without my mom â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an incredible inspiration and support, and my dad works so hard to help me. My sister is like my soul mate; she and my brother are my role models. They are all anchors for

my life.â&#x20AC;? Rollinson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Also, I have met so many friends, most who also have mental illnesses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they understand and have been encouraging to me.â&#x20AC;? These days, Rollinson works from her home art studio in West Knoxville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art is my true passion,â&#x20AC;? she admits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be without a reason to do my art,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;God is my best friend. I would be nowhere without Him. He has pulled me through a lot of pain,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to help others through my art and consider it to be more than illustrative in nature,â&#x20AC;? Rollinson said. Rollinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work will be available at Artsclamation!

Art classes for patients at Peninsula Recovery Education Center Patients at Peninsulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Recovery Education Center (REC) can choose from several recovery classes including art classes which teach painting or drawing and PaintShop on the computer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our patients have a wide variety of mental health issues

which may include chemical dependency, major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and/or borderline personality disorder,â&#x20AC;? said Mary Nelle Osborne, a certified art therapist and manager of Recovery Services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art provides an outlet to explore healthy interests, gifts

and talents that a person with a diagnosis of mental illness or chemical dependency may not have used for years.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Healthy occupations are news to people who have lived for years with unhealthy addictions or people who have lived in social isolation because of

mental illness,â&#x20AC;? Osborne exREC studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; art will be plained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We expose individuals available for sale at Artsclamato productive ways to express tion! 2013. their feelings and experiences For more information about using art which is much more art classes and/or the Recovery powerful than words. For some Education Center classes, call of our students, art is simply a Peninsula at 865-970-9800, joyful distraction and that is or log on to www. also healing.â&#x20AC;?

11th Annual Fine Art Sale 4BUVSEBZ /PWFNCFStBNoQN Sacred Heart Cathedral School Gymnasium original works by more than 30 local and regional artists in a variety of media XXXQFOJOTVMBCFIBWJPSBMIFBMUIPSHBSUT


Before scurrying up a tree, the raccoon hesitated several feet from us. Photos by S. Barrett Gwen Burke is the “kitchen witch” who makes your soup boil over, cookies burn, turkey fall on the floor and other kitchen mishaps.

A special sight Judy Reid and Suzie Whittle

Halloween bingo party at Strang

Sometimes when you least expect it, Mother Nature gives you a peek at just how talented she really is.

An albino raccoon in a cat carrier before he was released back into the wild

Sara Barrett

Anne Little, Sandy Bradshaw and Hazel West visit before the bingo games begin.

Critter Tales This happened to me and a farmer friend in West Knoxville not too long ago. An animal of some sort had been eating corn in his field, so he set a humane trap to find out what it was. The next morning an albino raccoon lay quietly within the trap, looking up with its pale eyes. The raccoon was released, but not before I was able to take pictures. Albino

Cancer institute now open

Kim Olen and Blake McCoy of Independent Insurance Consultants host the Strang Halloween party along with Elmcroft West.

UT Medical Center has officially opened its new cancer institute. The 108,000-square-foot facility is almost triple the size of the medical center’s previous cancer facility. The expansion is in response to the increase in cancer cases treated at the medical center as well as the projected rise in new cancer cases in the next two decades. Construction of the $23 million facility took about a year to complete. The new building contains an imaging center, a café, a boutique and space for supportive integrative health services including acupuncture and massage therapy. Info: www.

Bee and Tom Davis

Special Notices

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865-919-1016 Special Notices


Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 7:00 PM Farragut Town Hall 11408 Municipal Center Drive To hear citizens’ comments on the following ordinances: Ordinance 12-17, an Ordinance of the Town of Farragut, Tennessee amending the fiscal year 2012-2013 budget, passed by ordinance 12-09.



October 25, 2012 6:00 PM BMA Fire Sprinkler Demonstration as part of the Fire Safety Awareness Month BMA MEETING 7:00 PM I. Silent Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call II. Approval of Agenda III. Mayor’s Report A. Presentation of Local Parks & Recreation Fund Grant IV. Citizens Forum V. Approval of Minutes A. October 11, 2012 VI. Ordinances A. Public Hearing and Second Reading 1. Ordinance 12-15, ordinance to rezone 11482 Parkside Drive, a portion of Parcel 191.06, Tax Map 130, located on the south side of Parkside Drive between JC Penney and Tennessee State Bank, approximately 3.68 Acres, from O-1-3 Office District, Three Stories to C-1 General Commercial District (Michael Brady, Inc., Applicant) 2. Ordinance 12-16, ordinance to rezone Summit View Nursing Home, 12823 Kingston Pike and a residence at 112 N. Hobbs Road, Parcels 45, 45.01 & 45.02, Tax Map 151, located on the corner of Kingston Pike/N. Hobbs Road/Union Road, 7.954 Acres, from C-1-3 General Commercial District, Three Stories to R-1 Rural Single-Family Residential District and to C-1 General Commercial District (Farragut Health Care Center, LP, Applicant) B. First Reading 1. Ordinance 12-17, Budget amendment ordinance to amend Ordinance 12-09, Fiscal Year 2013, General Fund, Capital Investment Program and Insurance Fund VII. Business Items A. Approval of Hot to Trot 5K/10K and Fun Run B. Resolution R-12-11, Resolution to enhance the “Shop Farragut” program by suspending the issuance of separate special event permits C. Approval of Town of Farragut Personnel Policies & Procedures D. Approval of Request for Supplement for additional acquisition services from RES, LLC for the Watt Rd./Old Stage Rd. improvement project VIII. Town Administrator’s Report IX. Attorney’s Report

PELVIC/ TRANSVAGINAL MESH? Did you undergo transvaginal placement of mesh for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence between 2005 and present time? If the patch required removal due to complications, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Johnson Law and speak with female staff members. 1-800-535-5727



ADOPT: Professional couple eager to start family. Our loving home is waiting to welcome your baby. Expenses paid. Anne and Colin 1-877-246-6780 (toll-free)

40s Wanted To Buy

76 Dogs


Acreage- Tracts 46 Rooms-Roommates 77

12.7 WOODED ACRES with over 1,000 ft of year round creek, nice building sites, hunting, utility water available, 6 miles from I-75 at Sweetwater, $49,500, $2,000 down guaranteed owner financing. 25 WOODED ACRES, 4 miles from I-75 at Sweetwater, lays great, hunting/wildlife area, lots of potential, $99,500, $0 DOWN guaranteed owner financing. 423-506-6978

Mountain Property 47a MTN. LOG CABIN near Tellico Plains/ Green Cove, $89,500. 423-744-8068

Cemetery Lots


Highland Mem. South, 2 lots, on the drive, 4 Gospel Garden, $2400. 865-573-4549

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3 BR, 3 BA, 2 car gar. RED & BLUE Heeler Master & 1 BR on pups, 10 wks, shots, ground floor along M & F. $100 ea. Call w/LR, DR & kit. + 865-258-8698. TV room. Upper level has 3rd BR/BA & bonus ROTTWEILER, male, AKC, papered, $850. room w/skylight & Sell or stud. Approved walk in closet. End home. 865-209-9300 unit w/extra windows. Conven. located betw West Town & Cedar Bluff. SCOTTISH TERRIER Pup, AKC, wheaton $1300 mo + dep. & refs F, 8 wks., shots & 865-405-5908; 966-2442 wormed $350 obo 865233-2972, 865-283-5182 ***Web ID# 156511***

INVERNESS - 4bd, $294,900, 865-966-1600 Southern

4 CHOICE LOTS, Greenwood Cemetery, Sec. 14, $10,000. 865-922-7091


63 Condo Rentals

$89K 2/1 South Knox Colonial Village CLEAN! Appl/Garage Fenced/UPDATED 251.510.0960 ***Web ID# 152987***


YORKIE PUPPIES 8 wks. old, 2 females, 1st shots, vet ck'd., $500 obo. 865-691-8689.

ROOM FOR RENT – Norwood Area Men YORKIE PUPS AKC, only, 50 or older. Large BR w/kit Guarantee. Visa/MC. Sara 423-562-4633 privileges. No smoking or drinkYORKIES ing. $110 wk. Refs. Fall for my babies! Req’d. 865-687-5301 2 pretty females, vet checked, shots, Manf’d Homes - Rent 86 wormed, 865-617-9242 SEYMOUR/SEV. 3/2, appls., W&D, good cond. $625/mo. + DD. No smoking or pets. 865-453-9286 ^

Comm. Prop. - Rent 66 2000 Sq. ft. Quaint cottage type retail space, former antique shop, suitable for salon or retail business. 110 CARR St. behind Fisher Tire at 5001 Kingston Pk. 865-584-9322

Apts - Unfurnished 71 ★★★★★★★

SENIOR HIGH RISE FACILITY 1 BR APTS. Oak Ridge, TN 865-482-6098 ★★★★★★★

Apts - Furnished 72

WALBROOK STUDIOS 25 1-3 60 7 $140 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Stv, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lse.

Houses - Unfurnished 74



Beagle puppies, Blue Tick & Red Tick, 6 wks old, 1st shots & wrmd, $100 ea. 865-250-6896


$50 each 865-809-4832

Free Pets ADOPT!

Looking for a lost pet or a new one? Visit the folks at Young-Williams Animal Center, the official shelter for the City of Knoxville & Knox County: 3201 Division St. Knoxville.

Chihuahua Puppies 7 wks, shots/wormed 865-932-2333. ***Web ID# 157295***

Doberman Pinscher, M, 4 mos old, CKC reg, neutered, all shots. $300. 423-999-2745 Knoxv.

$$ WANTED $$ Buying Standing Timber, small or large tracts of timber to log. Pays Top Dollar!

KY, TN, VA Master Logger Program 606-273-2232 606-573-4773 ALSO PAYING FINDERS FEE



TITAN 2006

Sunnybrook 5th wheel, 2 slides, Ca. king bed, stand up dinette, in-house vac, many extras. Unit in TN. Truck avail. Must see! $18,000/b.o. Call 989-858-1464

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4 DOOR HONDA CIVIC LX Green, custom stereo, alarm system, and Bluetooth. New A/C, engine and parts in excellent working cond. $6500. 865-671-3077 ROCKY DAIHATSU 1991, good cond., removable hard top $2200/bo 865-690-5935


SATURN SD2 2002, 124k mi, runs great, $2200. Phone 865207-3649




SUZUKI BERGMAN 650 2006, 1500 mi. FALL IS HERE! Mint cond. $4000 firm. YOUR HOUSESelling due to health CLEANER, Perproblems. 865-300-4149 sonal Assistant, and ^ Honey-do list Doer! Call Mary 455-2174.

Autos Wanted 253

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ENGLISH BULLDOG puppies, 1st shots, SOLID BRAZILIAN vet ckd. $1000 & Up. 257 Paving cherry hardwood Trucks 423-519-0647 Visa/MC flooring, 2700 SF, ***Web ID# 156842*** will divide. $2.90 DODGE DAKOTA 1989 SF. Call 843-727-1115 reg. cab, V6, auto., FRENCH BULLDOG gd. cond., 122K mi. PUPS, AKC Reg. $3,995. 865-687-8666 Short & thick, $1200 Music Instruments 198 & up. 865-463-6945 ***Web ID# 157747*** Comm Trucks Buses 259 ESTEY STUDIO PIANO, good shape, GERMAN Shepherd $750. 865-689-3319 puppies, AKC, $350. 1995 TANDEM Dump 8 M, 3 F, 1st S&W, 7 Truck, Volvo White, wks old 423-748-4443 steel bed, Household Furn. 204 16' ***Web ID# 156911*** $12,000. 865-659-4315 Golden Doodle puppies, NEW CATNAPPER 1997 TANDEM DUMP CKC, S&W, dew claws TRUCK, 18 ft. lift recliner, light removed. Non shedding, aluminum bed. green w/beige, $275, $600. 423-967-3906 $12,000. 865-659-4315 new $600. 865-688-1510 LABRADOR Puppies QUEEN SIZE AKC, 3 Males and 4 Antiques Classics 260 PILLOW TOP Females, Chocolate & MATTRESS SETS Cream. 865-579-1998 $150. Brand new in FORD 1940 PU, street ***Web ID# 158297*** plastic. 865-805-3058. rod, 302 AT, many new parts, $18,500. LABS AKC, black, 865-591-4239 shots, wormed, 2 ^ girls, 2 boys. $150. Household Appliances 204a 423-338-0584 ***Web ID# 143568***

KARNS AREA, 3 BR house newly remod10 wk. eled, stove, frig, DW, MALTI-POO old Puppies, home garbage disp., garage, raised, very smart, no pets, 1800 SF, non-shedding & $1,200/mo. 865-691-8822, non-allergenic, little 865-660-3584 mops, reg. & shots. Quality raised. $400. W E ST 937-470-3900 2001 E. Magnolia Ave. Sequoyah 2+BR, 2 Car House 4849 Chambliss MINI SCHNAUZER pups, 4 M, 1 F, vet ck, 1st Collectibles FREE Yardwork $1195 213 shot, wormed $400. 865-414-5666; 865-453-1107 844 Poets Corner $1750 FINE ART & Hand ***Web ID# 158828*** Condo 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 Thrown Pottery Car 2130 SF, gated comm. Pomeranian Puppies, Sale, October 21, 10 Realty Executives Assoc 693to 5, Gym at KAS, 6 wks old, CKC Reg, 3232 Jane Parker 777-5263 3615 Kingston Pike, S&W, Girls $300, Boys $250. 931-319-0000 Knoxville, TN 37919.


CHRYSLER 300 Limited 2011, 17K mi, nav., white, $26,000 obo. Call 865-850-4614.


Building Materials 188

262 Roofing / Siding

HONDA ACCORD EX 1994, 4 dr, AT, 206k mi, 2nd owner, good cond. $3300. 865-573-5167

Utility Trailers 255

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Approx 1.5 acres, 3BR/2BA, bsmnt, 2-car att gar, 2-car barn w/power & water. Huge concrete drive w/Mechanics Lift. Located off Emory – Halls/Powell area. 8010 Pelleaux, Knoxville. $157,900. 922-2360.

raccoons are pretty rare and I can’t imagine how he could camouflage himself very well in his natural habitat. When we released him, he moseyed away, stopping in the field to look at us briefly before scurrying up a tree in the distance. That’s the last we’ve seen of him, and ironically, the corn eater – whatever it may have been – has yet to resurface. Although some may have found him to be odd or intimidating, we felt blessed to have seen such an amazing creation.





Massage therapy more than relaxation By Shana Raley Lusk Provision Health & Wellness is excited to announce the addition of massage therapist Robin Kessler to the team. Robin is available for consultation and private sessions. Massage techniques offered include: ■ Swedish Massage ■ Deep Tissue Massage ■ Myofascial Massage ■ Reflexology ■ CranioSacral Therapy Schedule an appointment with Robin today to experience the many benefits of massage, including: ■ Relaxation of Muscles ■ Relief from Pain ■ Restoration of Metabolic Balance ■ Relief from Fatigue ■ Reduction of Stress ■ Increased Relaxation ■

Meet Robin Kessler

As the newest massage therapist at Provision Health and Wellness, Robin Kessler knows the importance of a healing touch. Providing both therapeutic and relaxation massage, reflexology and cranio-

facial services, Robin has more than 10 years of experience as an occupational therapist in a variety of clinical settings and with various diagnoses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in PsyKessler chology from Middle Tennessee State University as well as a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Milligan College. Additionally, Robin is a graduate of massage therapy and reflexology from Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage. Her previous work has primarily focused on adult and geriatric populations with neurological and orthopedic illnesses and injuries, but has also included patients at home, hospital, skilled nursing, mental health and incarceration facilities, both pediatric and private practice as well. Robin is devoted to the use of manual skills and education to help promote prevention, healing potential and wellness for others. She enjoys yoga, traveling and spending time with her partner, Lance, and their dog, Eli.

Feeling overwhelmed by all the mixed messages out there about food? Frustrated and just wanting to figure out what works for you? Every person’s body is unique. Each of us have a different biochemistry that determines how our bodies use food and what food we like and don’t like. Ultimately, our bodies are communicating with us all the time, and our job is to listen, identify what they’re asking for, and respond appropriately. We work with people who are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired - be that chronic headaches, digestive upset, low energy levels, extra weight, or generally not feeling good. Together, we’ll unravel the complexity around food, listen to your body’s signals, and give it what it needs to heal itself, shed pounds, and truly thrive!

Join us for an awesome challenge at our 10-day Fat Blaster Bootcamp! Your Fat Blaster adventure consists of cardio, strength, intervals, and more. You will be working at your strongest with the energy of a group. It is easy and fun, but even more importantly, you will see results! Bootcamp starts Wednesday, Nov. 7, and space is limited, so reserve your spot today! Morning and evening classes available. Call 232-1414. Members: $50/ Non-Members: $75.

Survivor Celebration You are invited to a FREE event for breast cancer survivors. Friends and family are welcome. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Provision Health & Wellness 1400 Dowell Springs Blvd., Suite 100. 9:30 a.m. – Free 5-minute chair massages for survivors 10 a.m. – Talk by Chief Dietitian Casey Peer 10:30 a.m. – Talk by Physical Therapist Wes Franks 11 a.m. – Choose a class: Functional Fitness or Yoga for Survivors

HELP MANAGE THE FOLLOWING: Cholesterol Blood Pressure Diabetes Metabolic Syndrome Food Allergies/Intolerances

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Weight Fibromyalgia Arthrits Arthritis

3 MONTH NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING PACKAGE: Experience an in-depth, one-on-one health and nutritional package at Provision Health & Wellness. We’ll customize a program that fits your individual needs and goals by equipping you with numerous tools and resources to help you achieve them. Your personal dietitian will even join you on a trip to the grocery store. Call today to receive your personalized blueprint for healthy success!

1400 Dowell Springs Blvd., Suite 100, Knoxville, TN 37909 (865) 232.1414 ·


Raising KAN ANE with




OCTOBER 26 • 6:00PM Karns High School The team with the most attendees will receive a contribution to their Booster Club


Paid for by the citizens for Kane. Dr. Stanley Sisk, Treasurer.

“ Tis The Season”

UPSTAIRS CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE Friday, October 26, 10-6 • Saturday, October 27, 10-5


PSTAIRS at Todd Richesin Interiors, located at the corner of Kingston Pike and Lyons View Drive, is hosting their second annual Holiday Open House on Friday, October 26 from 10-6 and Saturday, October 27 from 10-5.



In addition to a wide array of holiday items, UPSTAIRS will continue to o ffer t heir stunning collection of lamps and handsome chests, as well as hard-to-find occasional and accent tables.

The UPSTAIRS Holiday Open House will unveil seasonal gift selections, sophisticated holiday décor, and quality handpicked antiques and accessories. This beautiful holiday array is sure to make your season memorable. The Christmas decorations evoke the spirit of years past with vintage inspired creations by Bethany Lowe, Cody Foster, Nicole Sayre, Eric Cortina, and many other talented artists. During this special event, Nashville jewelry designer KariBeth will hold a trunk show Friday and Saturday featuring her one-of-a-kind pieces she layers with heirlooms of bygone eras. Todd Richesin will be giving a talk on White House H o l i d a y decorating on Saturday at 1 pm. Decorations for all spaces will fill the store. So whether you prefer to decorate your mantle, tabletop, or furniture, or have multiple trees in your

one of their staff will be happy to assist and can have the package shipped for your convenience.

While attending the Holiday Open House, but sure to register to win fabulous door prizes and enjoy festive beverages provided by our neighbor, Ashe’s Wines and Spirits. The best way to keep up with all the new arrivals and holiday happenings at UPSTAIRS is through Facebook. Visit Upstairs.Knoxville and “Like” them! Please note that UPSTAIRS will be closed Monday, October 22 through Thursday, October 25 to prepare for this event.




home, the selection at UPSTAIRS is expansive and can meet all your decorating needs. No place in Knoxville will have such a beautiful selection of wired ribbons that will last for years! For those hoping to find the perfect gifts, look no further than

UPSTAIRS’ impressive offerings. Their helpful staff can guide you to the best fit for that special friend, teacher or hostess, either man or woman. The staff at UPSTAIRS will even wrap your package in a decorative bag or with beautiful paper so that it is ready to be delivered to that very special someone. Forgot that one last gift? No problem. Just call the store and




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