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■■ UT Gardens Wild Bird Eggstravaganza, 10 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, UT Gardens, 2431 Joe Johnson Drive. Cost: $8 per child. Learn about wild birds and how to feed them. Families will learn how to attract birds to their home garden and create natural spring-inspired crafts. All kids will leave with two bird feeders, a seed dispersal craft to attract wild birds, a bird seed mix catering to your favorite backyard birds’ favorite foods and young seedling that can grow to attract and feed birds in your garden. Hunt for 3,000 eggs in the garden. Don’t forget your basket! The Easter Bunny will also be “hopping” to get his picture taken with you. Preregistration is required at ■■ Ebenezer Methodist Church Community Spring Festival, 4-6 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 1001 Ebenezer Road. Free. Egg hunt, petting zoo, balloon animals, magic shows, live music. ■■ River View Family Farm 6th annual spring event, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, April 14, and Saturday, April 15, at 12130 Prater Lane, Farragut. Plenty to see and do down on the farm, including an egg hunt. ■■ Gulf Park Easter Egg Hunt, 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at 528 Pensacola Road (off Cedar Bluff Road). Free. The hunt will begin at 3 p.m. Open to the public. Don’t forget your basket. Sharon Baptist Church will host an egg hunt 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15, for preschool through fifth grade. Bring your baskets and a friend for food, candy, fun and the Easter story at 7916 Pedigo Road. Info: or 865-9387075. ■■ Fountain City egg hunt, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 8, Fountain City Park: 9:30 a.m., ages 6-8; 10:15 a.m., ages 3-5; 11 a.m., walking to 2 years; 11:45 a.m., ages 9-12. Free and open to the public. Bring Easter basket. Event includes: the Easter Bunny, vendor booths, food truck spaces. Info: info@ ■■ Powell, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, Powell Station Park on Emory Road adjacent to the high school. Communitywide event includes prizes, live animals, free refreshments. Info: ■■ Big Ridge State Park, Saturday, April 15, rain or shine. Schedule: 10 a.m., 2 years and younger; 10:30 a.m., 3-4 years old; 1 p.m., 5-7 years old; 1:30 p.m., 8-10 years old. Bring a basket and meet at the Park Office. Info: 865-9925523 ■■ Submit your egg hunt to

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The existing playground used by the younger kids at Maynard Elementary School will be renovated soon with money raised by First Baptist Concord students. Photo by Margie Hagen

By Margie Hagen What started as a project for students at First Baptist Concord will turn into new playground equipment for Maynard Elementary School kids. Concord Quest Vacation Bible School attendees from kindergarten through seventh grade raised a good portion of the $25,000 needed, with the remainder coming from a large donor. Located on Kingston Pike in Farragut, First Baptist Concord has around 8,000 members, making it one of the largest in the

region. About 1,100 children attend Concord Christian School in grades pre-K through 12. Each year, the vacation school selects a different cause to benefit, according to director of communications Tiffany Roy. “Most of the money came in change from over 1,000 kids who attended our summer event,” she said. “So cool to see kids helping kids!” A check was presented to the administration at Maynard during its winter carnival in December. Maynard Elementary School is on College Street in the Mechan-

icsville area. Founded in 1897, the school has about 200 students in grades K-5. “First Baptist Concord has supported the school for many years through our Partners in Education program,” said spokeswoman and instructional coach Christa Stewart. “They have provided mentors for our students, along with monetary donations and supplies. “Denise Barker and the Helping Hands program at the church have continually checked with our staff to determine our needs. Principal Kim Cullom is greatly apprecia-

tive of their ongoing support. A safe and fun playground benefits a child’s cognitive, emotional, physical and social development.” Barker got involved about two years ago after reading a newspaper article. The school had immediate needs like earbuds for student Chromebooks and a new refrigerator for the teachers’ lounge. They also needed a new playground, so after taking care of some basics, that became her focus. “Pennies, nickels, dimes To page A-3

Plans move forward for Campbell Station Inn By Margie Hagen The historic Campbell Station Inn, also known as the Russell House, is getting a makeover, inside and out. Originally built in 1787, it was purchased by the town of Farragut in 2014. During last week’s meeting, Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to approve funding for an agreement that includes planning, design and oversight services for the stabilization phase of the project. The architectural firm Brewer Ingram Fuller was

chosen from four bidders. Extensive renovations will gut the interior, removing all plumbing and electrical wiring, along with loose plaster and deteriorated finishes. Floors and ceilings will be braced and the wings of the house removed. Windows and doors will be restored and four chimneys will be capped. Insulation, HVAC systems, sprinklers and new electrical service are to be installed and the exterior will be repaired using restoration mortar and

solid brick. The town plans to use the space for offices and eventually a museum, so restoration of architectural and finish details will mirror the original period look. The dairy barn in the rear is slated for demolition, to be replaced by a small park. As Mayor Ralph McGill put it, “This is one of the few remaining links to our past history and it’s important to preserve that.” To page A-3

Knox County Schools already tests for safe water By Sandra Clark Last week’s story about legislation introduced by state Rep. Rick Staples implied a problem with drinking water in public schools since Staples wants to require school systems to test it. His bill (HB0631) was scheduled to be heard by the House Education & Administrative Planning subcommittee on Tuesday, March 28. Meanwhile, we checked with state and local agencies to clarify the current status of school water, especially in schools built before June 19, 1986, when the federal lead ban took effect. Tennessee Department of Health spokesperson Shelley Walker refused to comment on pending legislation. Russ Oaks, chief operating officer for Knox County Schools, said the local system has been proactive in testing water.

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“Working with Knoxville Utilities Board in 2007, we surveyed all schools and remediated as required.” KUB tested water samples from schools in its service area and KCS hired a private lab to test samples from other water districts. “Some marginal readings came back,”

Thomas is new super Contract negotiations are underway between Bob Thomas and the Knox County Board of Education, after the board’s unanimous selection of Thomas as the district’s next superintendent of schools. He will reBob Thomas place Buzz Thomas (no relation), who served as interim superintendent for a year.

but nothing involving pipes. Remediation included replacing a faucet or water cooler. “Recognizing this isn’t static, we can have deterioration over time, (KCS) decided to test water regularly,” Oaks said. Twenty percent of schools are tested annually, meaning every school will

be tested every five years. Oaks said school staff pull 10 samples at each school, focusing on drinking water. So is the water safe? “Our (testing) actions are proactive and prudent. Everywhere we check, we ensure that it’s safe. KUB has been great working with us,” Oaks said.

Buzz Thomas will return to his role as director of Great Schools Partnership. Bob Thomas is a longtime Fountain City resident whose wife, Beckye Justice Thomas, was choral director at Central High School. Their son, Brandon, graduated from Central High School and UT. Bob Thomas taught at Bearden and Rule high schools. He has been an assistant superintendent since 1990.

board in May. The rezoning will take effect in August 2018 as new middle schools at Hardin Valley and Gibbs are opened. The meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Holston Middle School and Tuesday, April 11, at Hardin Valley Academy. The draft plan is available at It adjusts zones for Farragut, Karns, Holston, Carter, Vine and South-Doyle middle schools, while allowing rising eighth-grade students and their siblings currently enrolled in middle school to apply to be “grandfathered” at their existing school.

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Looking back on a life of faith and service By Margie Hagen For Loretta Bradley, a chance encounter in the Farragut Folklife Museum turned into another way to give back to her community. Bradley’s great-great-grandfather had served as a Union soldier in Knoxville, and her interest in the Civil War initially brought her in, but it was Doris Woods Owens, then director of the museum, who asked her to volunteer. That was in 2001, and it’s been a good fit. Bradley chuckles as she says, “I’ve become one of the best customers, buying coloring books and toys for my grandkids to teach them history.” Born and raised in East Knoxville, Bradley didn’t always have an easy life, but she relied on her faith; she has been an active member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church for over 75 years, serving in many positions. As a member of Presbyterian Women, she has been on missions to Asia, Europe and South America. Education was important too; Bradley was in the first graduating class of Austin

High School. After briefly attending Spelman College in Atlanta, she returned to Knoxville, earning a bachelor’s degree from Knoxville College and eventually a master’s in social work from the University of Tennessee. Being the first in her family to graduate from college was a proud accomplishment. Putting her education to good use over the years, Bradley worked as a supervisor for the city of Knoxville and an organizer for the Community Action Committee. In the late 1960s, she developed the first Knoxville Urban Renewal Project Area Committee, often taking her two sons to meetings. “They would keep attendance records and run the projector.” Moving to Farragut in 1999, Bradley was embraced by neighbors and residents. “I love the area,” she says. “Anchor Park has beautiful walking trails, and I take my grandkids to the splash pad in McFee Park.” These days Bradley is retired, but you can find her in the museum on Friday afternoons. “I want to pay the community back for welcoming me.”

A Civil War display in the Farragut Folklife Museum is one of Loretta Bradley’s favorites.

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Sacred Heart dedicates cornerstone A cornerstone dedication and liturgical ceremony were held Saturday, March 25, at the site of the new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Construction began in October 2015, and the new cathedral, on Northshore Drive, will be dedicated March 3, 2018.

The symbolism of the cornerstone to the church is encapsulated in Ephesians 2:19-22: “So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones, and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of

the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone. Through Him, the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord. In Him, you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”

Some 400 people gather inside the new Sacred Heart cathedral, still under construction on Northshore Drive, for the cornerstone unveiling on March 25. Bishop Richard F. Stika presides at the celebration, joined by Cardinal Justin Rigali and Father David Boettner, rector of the cathedral. The cornerstone is made from Vermont marble and weighs 3,400 pounds. At right, Cardinal Justin Rigali and Bishop Richard F. Stika flank the cornerstone. Photos by Stephanie Richer

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An up-close view of the topaz cuff bracelet shows how an old broach can find new life as a modern piece of jewelry.

Antique buttons and broaches are transformed into jewelry by Marianne Gansley. She’s wearing a topaz cuff bracelet made from a vintage broach. On the display stand are two necklaces: the top one is layered antique buttons, the other an owl sporting another vintage button.

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Vintage buttons, broaches find new life Button, button, who’s got the button? That would be Marianne Gansley. She’s a button collector with a twist. Hers get new life as jewelry including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, barrettes and the only thing she creates you can’t wear, bookmarks. Although she’s been making jewelry for about 13 years, this “old phase” started about four years ago with a collection of buttons belonging to her French grandmother. “Vintage French

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buttons are so beautiful,” she says. She saw another artist’s button jewelry and got inspired. “I like recycling and upcycling,” she laughs. Some of her grandmother’s buttons were designed into jewelry for herself;

others shared with family members and the remainder recycled into jewelry for sale. “I tried hard not to be so attached to my grandmother’s buttons.” For supplies she haunts antique and vintage stores. Sometimes she finds collectors who are downsizing. “One is a woman in her 80s and has thousands and thousands of buttons. Another is a woman who had a lot of vintage jewelry from antique stores.” In addition to buttons, she also gives vintage

broaches new life. She will have a booth at the Dixie Lee Farmers Market for the fourth year when it opens this spring in Farragut. “I’ve tried to educate myself about the materials I use. For example, there’s a lot of different plastics used and different style of buttons. It’s been fun learning.” Her favorite finds are Victorian, followed by black glass, which requires a certain method for making it. “Victorian buttons are amazing.

Sometimes they’re called picture buttons because of the amazing detail.” Those date from 1870 to 1890. Some pendants utilize layers of buttons with a bale added to the back for a chain. Owls, it seems, are the “it” creature as TV spokes owls to décor pieces and Gansley’s jewelry. Her owls start as a blank, which she embellishes by adding buttons for bodies and gems for eyes. When she sits down to

design she might study as many as 100 buttons for hours, playing with different combinations until she gets the one that speaks to her. It’s like putting pieces of a puzzle together for a complete picture. “I’ll really like a button and save it and then it just works with something. I have to really like something before I finalize a piece.” There are some buttons she calls her “private collection” that she won’t let go.

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The project will move forward quickly now; Lee Ingram estimates the stabilization phase will done by mid-June. After that, reconstruction should take about five or six months, depending on weather and hazardous abatement. By early next year we should see the results and the Campbell Station Inn will be good to go for another couple of hundred years. In other business, the board approved an amendment to the Architectural Design Standards, stipulating a color palette and color bands used as trim and accent in new construction. According

to Community Development Director Mark Shipley, the palette “adds objectivity to the color selection” and will help developers plan in advance of submitting applications, saving both time and money. Along those same lines, a first reading was held to amend exterior building facade requirements; currently the ordinance calls for masonry to be 60 percent. The amendment will up that to 75 percent, promoting a more traditional building style and form. A second reading and public hearing will follow.

The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 East Tennessee Endangered 8, a listing of the eight most threatened historic sites in our region. The objective of the list is to inform our communities about the real threat of losing these important sites to development, demolition or lack of maintenance as well as the value of what will be lost if action isn’t taken soon to avoid their destruction. Nominations are due by March 30 and are accepted for sites at least 50 years old and located in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union counties. The 2017 East Tennessee Endangered 8 will be announced May 1 to kick off National Preservation Month. Info/nomination form:


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Clockwise are examples of Marianne Gansley’s creations. The bracelet is made from antique buttons, earrings used to be moving parts of old watches and another button tops a bookmark.

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Discussion on text amendments to the Farragut Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 3., Section XII., General Commercial District (C-1)., Subsection F., Mixed Use Town Center to amend the parking lot setbacks within the front yard area (MBH, Inc., Applicant) Discussion on a concept sketch plan for the Knickerbocker Building, Parcel 137.14, Tax Map 142, located on Municipal Center Drive east of the Post Office, Zoned C-1, 1.7 Acres (MBH, Inc., Applicant)

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Discussion on a request to rezone Parcels 79, 80, 81, 97, 96, 96.01, Tax Map 151 and portions of Parcels 78, 95 and 95.01, Tax Map 151, located along Kingston Pike and S. Watt Road, 18.65 Acres, from R-1 and C-1 to PCD (GBS Engineering, Applicant)

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How long are your arms? What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. (James 2:14-17 NRSV)


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■■ Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike, will host its annual yard sale for Missions, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the church. All proceeds go to missions and all leftovers go to Angelic Ministries and KARM. Lunch available onsite. Sale held indoors. Items include clothing, jewelry, tools, furniture, luggage and

■■ Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, will host the Vegetarian Society of East Tennessee, 6 p.m. Sunday, April 2. Demonstration by Jessie Nguyen of Viet Grill food truck. Cost: $4, or $10 per family. Potluck supper follows. Info: or 865-546-5643. ■■ Tennessee Valley Unitarian

Chefs Dr. Stan and Phyllis Miller lead a “Cooking for Wellness” workshop as part of a previous Living Fully Conference. The event, scheduled again for this weekend at Central Baptist Church, offers sessions in nearly 20 topics. Photo submitted

Food, health, hobbies at Central Baptist By Carol Z. Shane Joyce Wyatt of Central Baptist Church in Bearden is excited about this weekend’s Lifelong Learning Living Fully conference, offered by the Knox County Association of Baptists. “This is our third year,” she says. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for the community to participate in.” Included will be sessions on Alzheimer’s awareness, presented by Alzheimer’s of Tennessee director of programs Linda Johnson; Financial Musings with Warren Payne, owner of Fountain Leasing; and Estate Planning, presented by Angelia Nystrom, JD, LLM. Participants can also learn about the iPad/iPhone in two sessions: GetUniversalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, will host Sing Out Knoxville, a folk singing circle open to everyone, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Info: or 865-546-5643. ■■ Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road, will hold the following special services – Wednesdays through March 29: 6 p.m. Lenten Meal, 7 p.m. Lenten Worship; 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., April 9: Palm

ting Started and Helpful Apps. Bill and Grady Regas, former owners of Regas Restaurant, will offer Hospitality: Personal and Professional, in which they’ll discuss how to share your home and yourself joyously and graciously. There’s plenty of fun stuff: Lisa Stockton will offer ideas for upcycling your throwaways in Trash to Treasure; Leonard Palladino, owner of Always in Bloom, will present Blooms, Blooms, Blooms for the aspiring flower gardener; Plate It Up by registered dietitian Linda Brooks will show you how to eat the Mediterranean way to improve blood pressure and cardiovascular and mind health. There are also sessions on fitness

Sunday Services, worship with Holy Communion; 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, Maundy Thursday; 7 p.m. Friday, April 14, Easter Cantata, “The Seven Last Words of Christ”; 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., April 16, Easter Sunday Services, Worship with Holy Communion. Info: 865-690-9201. ■■ Solway UMC, 3300 Guinn Road, hosts a women’s Bible study 10 a.m. each Thursday. The group is led by Cindy Day. Info: 865-661-1178.

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after age 50, landscape design, home safety, genealogy and more. “We usually have 60 to 80 people,” says Wyatt, “but we’d love to have 120! When you look at what we’re offering – why, you would pay hundreds of dollars for the info we’re giving.” The Knoxville Association of Baptists’ Lifelong Learning - Living Fully conference runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. this Friday, March 31, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon this Saturday, April 1, at Central Baptist Church, 6300 Deane Hill Drive. The event is free, and free childcare is available upon request; contact Brook Hanks at childcare@ Info: 865-588-0586 or visit

The Princess Project is outreach to girls By Sandra Clark Pastor Todd Stinnett and the folks at Black Oak Heights Baptist Church are reaching out to the community in a unique way. The Princess Project offers free services for hair, makeup and nails to Powell High School girls who will attend the Saturday, May 6, prom. Church member Lindsay Maples, owner of Hair Designers at Deane Hill, is coordinating the project. In addition, dresses are offered to any middle or high school girl (not restricted to Powell) who is attending a formal this spring. “If there is a young man in need of help securing a tux, we are willing to help with that

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HVA Team 3824 mentor Beth Love celebrates winning the Regional Chair’s Award with Farragut 3140 mentor Jane Skinner, whose team’s alliance won the 2017 Smoky Mountains Regional. Both teams earned invitations to compete at the 2017 FIRST World Championships in Houston April 19-22. Photo by Joyce York HVA RoHAWKtics Team 3824 competes at the Smoky Mountains Regional. From left: Bryson Gullet, Preston Young and Jodie Parham. Photos by Michael Messing

Win-win for HVA, Farragut Hardin Valley Academy’s robotics team won two of the most coveted awards at the March 24-25 FIRST Robotics Smoky Mountains Regional. FIRST Robotics Team 3824, the HVA RoHAWKtics, was awarded the Regional Chair’s Award, which is FIRST Robotics’ most prestigious award and honors the team that, in the judges’ estimation, best represents a model for other teams to emulate. Winners earn an invitation to World Championships to vie for the 2017 Chair’s Award. HVA Junior Kaitlin Smith was named a Dean’s List Finalist, which celebrates outstanding student leaders whose passion for and effectiveness at attaining FIRST ideals are exemplary. In addition, FIRST Robotics Team 3140, Farragut High School’s Flagship, was on the three-team alliance that won the 2017 Smoky Mountains Regional Championship, thus earning an invitation to join HVA in competing at the FIRST Robotics Championship in Houston April 19-22. (The HVA RoHAWKtics team won the 2017 Palmetto Regional March 2 and already planned to compete in Houston.) Both teams welcome first-year team South-Doyle High School Team 6617, which won the Rookie All Star and Highest Seed-

ed Rookie Awards, earning the team an invitation to the World Championship. A video of the FIRST Robotics Team 3824, HVA RoHAWKtics is at h t t p s : // w w w .y o u t u b e . c o m / watch?v=IN2zJo66x-o In FIRST Robotics, 3,400 teams of high school-age students in 24 countries receive game rules, robot guidelines and a parts kit in early January, then have six weeks to design, build and program a robot that can accomplish a series of tasks that earn points. In the 2017 STEAMWORKS game, robots must pick up and shoot fuel (waffle balls) into a narrow boiler, and within the last 30 seconds, robots must climb a rope. FIRST is more than robots. Students must design, build and compete with a robot built with guidance from mentors, and learn to plan, market, negotiate and promote their team. At regionals, teams also compete for awards recognizing engineering, industrial design, safety, controls, media, quality, entrepreneurship, and creativity. Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen Farragut Flagship 3140 team members celebrate winning the Smoky Mountains Regional. founded FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people.


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‘Local’ is point of pride for 94Z’s ‘Stryker’ You might say Kevin “Stryker” Summitt launched his radio career growing up in Colonial Village.

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“It’s been a dream of mine since I was about 8 years old, sitting in my bedroom with a Fisher-Price record player that had a built-in microphone,” says Summitt. “I would play my mom and dad’s old 45 records, and then while I was changing the records out, I would pick up the microphone and announce, ‘That was Waylon Jennings. Up next is Kenny Rogers.’ “I was bored a lot as an only child.” More than 30 years later, Summitt lives in a different house in Colonial Village – with his own family, not with parents Coy and Jeanette Summitt. But he long ago turned his dream into reality. He’s now the assistant program director, music director and afternoon drive-time disc jockey at 94Z, WNFZ. The 94.3 frequency is an old friend – he was on air before when it was 94.3 the X. It isn’t the only local frequency he has repeated. His resumé and relationships read like a history of the past 25 years in Knoxville radio. “It’s difficult to stay in radio consistently without being a radio gypsy, as they call them, and moving from market to market,” says Summitt. “But I had young children, and moving from town to town was

UT in 2015, a chance conversation put him in touch with the younger Pirkle. He and Summitt were both interested in reviving a rock station on the frequency, which had gone through several format changes. “Jonathan reached out to me, and in secrecy we started laying the groundwork for the station. We didn’t come on the air with it till Oct. 21, 2015.” Most of the disc jockeys are former colleagues from the X whom Summitt recruited. He’s proud of their musical knowledge and what they bring to the station. He’s also proud that 94Z is an independent station that cares about the community. That was evident when wildfires devastated the Gatlinburg area last year. “While the big corporate radio stations in town were having meetings, trying to decide what they were going to do in response to this fire, we had already gathSoKno’s own Kevin “Stryker” Summitt talks on the air at 94Z. Photo by Betsy Pickle ered three truckloads of donations and sent them up to Sevier County before the not an option.” made it, so I promptly put through three different need an on-air name, so he other stations had finished He got his start on college a halt to my studies at UT, interviews up through the suggested Stryker, and he’s their meetings,” he says. radio while he was still a stu- and it wasn’t until 2013 that hiring process. I didn’t the boss, so I said, ‘I’ve been “Being a locally owned and operated station gives us dent at Doyle High School. I went back and finished my realize it, but apparently called worse.’” An older friend opened the degree.” I wore a various style of Local radio legend John- the ability and the freedom door for him at the UniverHe became “Stryker” the bowling shirt through all ny Pirkle and son Jonathan to make quick decisions, resity of Tennessee’s student first time he worked at 94.3. three interviews … I guess Pirkle own frequency 94.3, spond quickly to local events station, then called New “The program direc- he noticed it even though and when Summitt was in real time and hopefully Rock 90, and program di- tor was Shane Cox. I went I didn’t, and I was going to wrapping up his studies at make a difference.” rector Benny Smith mentored him. When he entered seminar. Info/registration: tennovaortho. Tennessee, 9 a.m. Saturday, April 15, BisUT as a broadcasting major com or 1-855-TENNOVA (836-6682). sell Park Pavilion in Oak Ridge. Live music, in 1991, he continued on the free healthcare info, prizes and more. All ■■ “Ready, Set, Unite! Walk for Child donations go to research funding for the air and became known as ■■ “Joint Pain, Don’t Let It Slow You Abuse Prevention” free community preDown,” a free orthopedics seminar seven major Parkinson’s organizations. “Doc” Summitt. vention walk and information fair, 3-4:30 presented by Tennova Healthcare. Turkey Info:, specify team: PK Hope After a couple of years, he p.m. Friday, April 7, Market Square. No Creek Medical Center Johnson ConferIs Alive. got a job at U102. registration required; everyone invited. ence Center, 10820 Parkside Drive: 1-2 Hosted by Helen Ross McNabb Center. ■ ■ Peninsula Lighthouse Group of Fami“Larry Trotter hired me p.m. Wednesday, March 29; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Info:; or Houston lies Anonymous meetings, 6:15-7:15 p.m. there,” he recalls. “I wasn’t Tuesday, April 4; 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, May Smelcer, each Tuesday, 1451 Dowell Springs Blvd. really into the college thing 3; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. Physior 865-329-9119. Newcomers welcome; no dues/fees; no back then anyway, and cians Regional Medical Center Emerald sign-up; first names only. Info: Barbara L., ■ ■ Parkinson’s Walk sponsored by PK Hope when I got my first payRoom, 930 Emerald Ave.: 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, 865-696-6606 or Is Alive Parkinson Support Group of East ing radio job, I thought I’d April 11. Register at least one day prior to


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Ariel’s Grotto is the background for some performers in Concord Christian School’s musical performance of Disney’s “Little Mermaid.� From left are Allison Strong (Sebastian), Mekahi Davis (Prince Eric), Deborah Allion (Ariel), Kirsten Jennings (Ariel), Kayla Harrell (Atina) and River Bailey (Flounder). Performances will feature different casts, which is why there are two Ariels pictured. Photos by Suzanne Foree Neal

Concord Christian School elementary principal Leigh Ledet donned a Mickey Mouse costume for “Disney Dress-Up Day� at the school. Students paid a fee to dress up with proceeds going to the theater department. Joining Ledet as characters from the movie “Inside Out� are (back row) Briley Kris (fear) and Lexi Van Dyk (anger); (front) Molly Spiller (disgust), Ella Finley (sadness) and Annika Fletcher (joy).

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A group of 18 middle and high school students at Concord Christian School are ready to break a leg as they present Disney’s “Little Mermaid� for three performances April 6-8. To get in the mood, the school had “Disney Dress-Up Day� to raise funds for the theater program. A fee allowed students to don their Disney best from princesses to Darth Vader. Theater teacher Christi Watson says the mixed-age cast “builds community and helps students meet people outside their grade level. Every time I direct I want them to learn how to be what God wants them to be.� “The Little Mermaid,� she adds, is a joyful story with a lesson. “Ariel is not afraid of people who are different, and our

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differences are why we have variety and diversity. We discuss what we can learn as we rehearse.� Actors pointed to teamwork as an important lesson learned. Allison Strong, who plays Sebastian, says, “In a cast you have to have a level of trust in yourself and your team all through the process. No one is ‘benched’ because we’re all on stage at the same time.� Different actors may play the same part as there is more than one cast. Deborah Allion, Ariel, says while the musical is fantasy she has learned how to deal with similar situations in real life. Kirsten Jennings, another Ariel, is counting her thespian blessings that she’s still in the play. “I broke my foot and was afraid I would lose my role as Ariel.�

Prince Eric, Mekahi Davis, says the experience can “help build character and build perspective even if the character isn’t like you.� River Bailey, Flounder, a sixth-grader, is one of the younger cast members. “This is my first year and I learned how everybody has to work really hard. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing a big part or a smaller part.� Kayla Harrell, new to CCS, loves playing Atina, one of Ariel’s “sassy� sisters. “It’s fun to play somebody different and I can get my sass on,� she laughs. Show times are 7 p.m. April 6 and 7, and 3 p.m. April 8. Tickets are $10 at the Storehouse at the school or $12 online at www.concordchristianschool. org.

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5 from Knoxville Rotary visit projects in Zimbabwe By Tom King Five members of the Rotary Club of Knoxville (RCK) recently returned from Zimbabwe to help dedicate a dam that was Tom King repaired through a Rotary International grant and celebrate with the villagers in Bulawayo South. On the trip were RCK president Allen Pannell, vice president  Jody Mullins, past District 6780 governor Frank Rothermel, past president Townes Osborn and world community service committee chair Bob Marquis. The group also visited another village where RCK member Phil Mitchell arranged a dedicated grant through the club’s foundation to provide food for village children who were starving due to a severe drought in 2016. Also, the RCK delegation spent time with the club’s Rotary partners in Bulawayo and stayed at the Nesbitt Castle Hotel. In ad-

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■■ Ben Woods, CPA, has been promoted to manager in the Audit Department of Coulter & Justus, PC. Ben holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance from The Woods University of Tennessee Martin. He has been with Coulter & Justus since the summer of 2013. ■■ Brannon McNeillie, CPA, has been promoted to manager in the Audit Department of Coulter & Justus. Brannon holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration McNeillie and a Master’s of Accountancy from East Tennessee State University. He has been with Coulter & Justus since July 2012. ■■ Paula Kelley and Deanna MendenhallMiller have been awarded the certified luxury home marketing specialist designation (CLHMS). Both are agents with Alliance Sotheby’s Kelley International Realty. Kelley also earned the e-PRO designation and one for resort and second-home property specialist (RSPD).

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What if George Washington were on Twitter? By Kip Oswald Just about every person I know has a Twitter account. Even our school has one, so I began wondering about the presidents of the United States and Twitter. President Obama was the first president to have a Twitter account, but since he rarely used it, President Trump is actually being called the “Twitter President” due to his daily multiple tweets. Kip So I began thinking what would it have been like if the other 43 presidents had been on Twitter. So let’s pretend that all our presidents had a Twitter account or the media was tweeting about them. When I asked several people what they knew about George Washington, I got little accurate information. Most said he was our first president, but no one knew he was the only president ever to be unanimously elected president. Also, a few said he was called the Father of Our Country, but no one knew that the people tried to call him “His Highness, the President of the United States of America, and Protector of their Liberties,” and that it was Washington who named himself “Mr. President.” Everyone I talked to knew we celebrated Washington’s birthday in February, but no one knew that it became a holiday while he was still president. There were some fun facts no one knew. For instance, Washington was homeschooled by his father and brother until he quit school altogether to be a surveyor at 15. His favor-

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ite foods were cream of peanut soup, mashed sweet potatoes with coconut, string beans with mushrooms, and pineapples. When Washington became president, he did not have enough money to get to his own inauguration so he had to borrow $600 from a neighbor. However, when he was president, he turned down his salary of $25,000, which was 2 percent of the U.S. budget, and even had a job running a ferry service across the Potomac River during his first year as president. By the way, if the president made 2 percent of the U.S. budget now, he would make $80 billion instead of the current $400,000 presidential salary. There were some big misunderstandings by all the people I talked to. They thought George Washington lived in Washington, D.C., had wooden teeth and chopped down a cherry tree! For these mistakes, I made three tweets from President Washington! George Washington @FatherofOur Country I was the first president and the only president to never live in Washington D.C., the capital town named for me! George Washington @FatherofOur Country At 57, I had all my teeth pulled and I wore a set of ivory teeth and human false teeth from then on! George Washington @FatherofOur Country I never chopped down that cherry tree! Parson Weems made up that fake news story! Next week: John Adams on Twitter! Send comments to

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Corryton Elementary kindergarten teacher Annette Benson and Angela Floyd show just a few of the items purchased with the Cash for Classrooms money. Benson purchased road paint and plans to design an outdoor math learning center with assistance from her students. Once complete, the project will benefit all grades at the school. Photos by Ruth White

Central High teacher Christopher Hammond used his Cash for Classrooms money to help establish the Emma Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will go to a graduating senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher who completes 12 hours of community service their senior year, a 500-word written essay and who must be attending college in the medical field. The first scholarship of $1,000 will be presented on senior awards day in May. Pictured with a banner for a benefit are Hammond’s clinical internship students (front) Digna Vazquez, Eva Lane, Courtney Hatcher, sponsor Angela Floyd; (back) Hammond, Keegan Lyle, Demi Berry, Lindsey Kidd, Haley Langley and Austin Kesterson.

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New beginning for Butch Jones This is an exciting time in Tennessee football. Can you see the sparks and feel the thrill? It is the new beginning of Butch Jones’ coaching career. He has a new boss. He has five new primary assistants. He will have a new quarterback. This is Butch’s secondbest chance to become one of the truly famous leaders in the game. His first was when Dave Hart coaxed him away from Cincinnati as the replacement for Derek Dooley. He received a motivational boost in pay and inherited great facilities and the rich Tennessee tradition. Even with roster deficiencies, some degree of success seemed certain. There was almost no way Jones could do worse than his predecessor. Butch, indeed, built brick by brick and made considerable progress but did not set the proverbial woods on fire. His recruiting classes were better than his 3021 record. He lost a couple he should have won. Some pearls of wisdom were misconstrued. Critics sneered. Timing wasn’t too good but “champions of life” and “five-star hearts” sounded noble enough to me.

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Last season was a double disappointment. The Vols managed to miss out on the SEC East championship in that inexplicable setback at South Carolina. At Vanderbilt, the Vols played themselves out of the Sugar Bowl. Just guessing, but there may have been some unrest in the ranks. Fans certainly fretted. This is almost like starting over. New deck of cards. The youth movement is complete. The depth problem has been reduced. In theory, 32 of 44 from the two-deep chart are returning. That sounds really good until you notice that many of the best players are gone. There is now more ordinary optimism where wild and wonderful expectations once lived. There is talent and better odds on development. Some who were injured have healed. Competition at several positions is already obvi-

Shelby County to Knox: Stop Harry Brooks’ Opportunity Scholarship Pilot Program was drafted to provide private school scholarships to students in public school districts that have at least 30 schools performing in the state’s bottom 5 percent. In other words, Memphis. And although they didn’t exactly tell him to take his bill and shove it, droves of Memphians traveled to Nashville last week to attend the Education Administration & Planning Committee meetings so they could let Brooks know what they think of his Memphisonly voucher plan: “Our community has to suffer the consequences of your decisions,” one parent said. “We have the highest poverty rate in any county of this size in the state of Tennessee. That’s real and with that comes challenges. When you take dollars out, you’re taking resources.” Democratic Rep. Johnnie Turner, a retired educator who represents an innercity Memphis district, said the voucher bill will siphon $19 million from the resources of the schools she represents. “Leave Shelby County alone,” Turner said. “Go pick somebody else’s schools to be your whipping dog. Why do we always have to be the dumping ground?” Brooks responded that

ous in spring drills. If what we hear from players is fact instead of fiction, Rock Gullickson lit the fire that is supposed to warm up the future. He was an all-NFL strength and conditioning coach who just happened to be unemployed when Butch called. I can still hear Jones’ enthusiastic endorsement … “We are ecstatic to welcome Rock … I know what he stands for as a coach and a person … he fits the culture we are continuing to build at UT … he has a comprehensive plan that I truly believe our players will greatly benefit from … he is passionate about his work, tireless, detail-oriented, and has a tremendous track record of developing and motivating players … he will provide the type of training needed to compete at the highest level.” That sounded to me like Butch had a need and Rock had a chance to meet it. No question about defensive backs coach Charlton Warren. He got a very large pay increase to come from North Carolina to fill a void. If he teaches corners to look back for the football, he will be worth all $450,000 a year.

For another half a million, Butch purchased extensive experience and credibility in Brady Hoke. The former head coach at Michigan has a giant reputation among defensive line coaches. He does face a challenge. The Tennessee head coach changed the offensive staff without changing the offense. Tight end coach Larry Scott made the big jump, to coordinator, and undoubtedly influenced the selection of quarterbacks coach Mike Canales and wide receivers coach Kevin Beard. All three have south Florida ties. Walt Wells’ Middle Tennessee recruiting connections helped him become offensive line coach. What all this says is Butch Jones has improved his chances of moving on up in the world. Contract extension? Five million instead of four? Joy, joy, strike up the band. All we need now are defensive tackles, outside linebackers, secondary solidity and results. Nine more wins might satisfy John Currie until Butch can get to 10.

Roberto has website for council race

Former Election Commissioner Andrew Roberto, 40, who lives on Hayslope Drive in the new Westmoreland, is an attorney and is also running for the District 2 (Duane Grieve) seat on Knoxville City Council. He Roberto is a single parent who shares custody of his two daughters, Kylie and Hannah, with their mother. He is the only candidate in this district who currently has a website at www. The website does not yet specify his stands on issues. He wants to “give back” to the community. He wants to spend time listening to voters. He (Marvin West invites reader reaction. His attends Cokesbury United address is Methodist Church. While a Democrat, he favors nonpartisan elections for city office. Roberto says he does not anticipate Mayor Madeline Rogero getting involved in council races. He says ing room, where the crowd he “has not heard any was admonished not to argument which makes me cheer. Not so with the large think we should increase overflow crowd in the hall, taxes” in the city. On the watching the proceedings Sheffield Drive sidewalk, on wall-mounted TV sets, cheering their side on. “There were about 40 people in the hall when I ■■ A quick way to a good job is went in. When I came out to make noises about running there were at least 65 or 70, for governor. Bill Hagerty is and they were overwhelmthe new U.S. ambassador to ingly anti-voucher,” she said. Japan. What’s up for Beth Harwell as Team Haslam clears In the end, HB0126 the path for Randy Boyd? passed on a voice vote.

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his bill is about giving families the choice of removing their children from failing schools and sending them to private schools. His cosponsor John DeBerry (a Democrat and a staunch supporter of charter and voucher bills) was pretty much Brooks’ only Memphis ally. DeBerry accused the crowd of “acting as though the zombies are going to come out and the moon is going to turn to blood if we pass vouchers.” Raumesh Akbari, another Memphis Democrat, challenged Brooks to show consistent proof that vouchers work. “You’re stepping into an area that is not your area, and you’re coming into my county and you’re telling us how we’re going to handle it. … If you want vouchers, include your county in it.” Another big stumbling block is end of term testing. Children receiving vouchers will be required to take the TNReady test. Non-voucher students won’t. Republican Ron Lollar, from Bartlett, was no kinder to Brooks than the rest of the Shelby County delegation.

“Everybody should have to take the same test. … There’s words for what you do to one child that you don’t do to all of them, and I think the courts will have something to say about that.” Knox County school board member Jennifer Owen makes a weekly trip to Nashville to observe educational issues being debated. It was standing room only inside the hear-

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he says he wants to listen to the residents. He had not met at the time of the interview with Sandi Robinson, longtime West Hills resident and sidewalk advocate. Roberto favors the Lady Vols name being restored at UT. One of his council opponents, Wayne Christensen, named prominent attorney and former state Rep. Richard Krieg as his treasurer. Krieg has a long record in local politics. ■■ Former U.S. ambassador to Chad and Benin, Jim Knight, who has retired to Tellico with his wife, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the Howard Baker Center at UT. The public is invited to hear his talk on relations between the U.S. and African nations. ■■ Former U.S. Sen. and Vice President Al Gore turns 69 on March 31. He lives in the Belle Meade area of Nashville. Former city council member Larry Cox turns 75 on Thursday, March 30.


■■ Doug Harris, former school board chair, led a behindthe-scenes effort to persuade the board to retain interim superintendent Buzz Thomas for another year. It was no-go. – S. Clark

Witt embarks on race for clerk By Sandra Clark Sherry Witt is a wellliked, respected county officeholder who will find herself out of work in late 2018. So the register of deeds for 10 years is seeking to become Knox County clerk. “There’s an opening in the clerk’s office and I’m applying,” she says. Term limits will kick in next year for Mayor Tim Burchett, Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones, Witt and Clerk Foster Arnett. In addition, Cathy Quist Shanks has said she will not run for re-election as clerk of Circuit and Sessions courts. Witt, 58, has worked in the register’s office since she graduated from UT. She was chief deputy to Steve Hall before taking the top job. Now her deputy, Nick Mc-

Bride, is seeking to move up. A potential primary opponent has emerged. State Rep. Roger Kane is eyeing a courthouse post. He’s already announced he won’t seek re-election to the Legislature. Foster Arnett has been an anomaly among officeholders. He’s tough to work for, has sued the county for an unhealthy work environment (mold), and forgot that collecting hotel/motel taxes is part of his job. Yet he beat well-known Republicans Mike McMillan and Scott Moore in the 2010 primary and handily defeated former clerk Mike Padgett in 2014. Witt won’t commit on Arnett’s tenure, but she sees similarities between the duties of register and clerk.

“I have extensive experience in how a fee office works. Voters can have conf idence in my ability to operate a fiscally responsible clerk’s ofSherry Witt fice without compromising the level of service they deserve.” Witt has served as president of the state registers association and was voted Tennessee’s Outstanding Register in 2015. She is proud of her record in the register’s office. “We have reduced staff and budget over 10 years,” she says. Her office is totally paperless, with records stored electronically, saving

about a million copies per year. She has reduced staff through attrition as technology has made recordkeeping more efficient. The office currently has 22 fulltime and six part-time seasonal positions. Witt’s family includes daughters Shay and Chelsey; son-in-law Shane Gordon; and grandsons Grelyn and Seth. The life of an officeholder is busy, she says. Office hours are 8-4:30 weekdays. Some days start with a pre-work breakfast meeting. Many evenings are committed to nonprofits or Republican clubs. She is not worried about a primary opponent. “I grew up with seven brothers and sisters,” she says. “I’ve had to fight for everything I’ve got.”

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N ews From Parkwest, west kNoxville’s H ealtHcare leader • • 374-Park

Friends at heart

The Heartbeats bond through fitness & friendship It’s been seven years since Richard Ashworth ignored his wife’s warnings and had what could’ve been a fatal heart attack. But here he is – still in the Parkwest Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program at Fort Sanders West. Still walking the treadmill. Still pedaling the bike. And still walking the walk of the heart patient four days a week. He has long since “graduated” from the 12-week, 36-session program, but he’s far from finished. Fate and heart disease might have brought him here, but friends – and maintaining a healthy heart – are what keeps him coming back. That’s why, in 2012, he started The Heartbeats, a diverse group of roughly 20 like-minded, mostly senior-somethings (mid 50s to 98!) who believe fitness and

friendship are good for the heart. While a few work out as many as five days a week, most of The Heartbeats can be found every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at the 8 a.m. rehab session. They’re the ones you’ll see smiling as they talk woodworking projects, swap books or share recipes as they move between exercise machines. You can also find them every other Monday at various restaurants around Knoxville as they take their social club on the road for either breakfast or lunch. Many come to the restaurant straight from their workouts, still wearing sneakers. They’ve even held a group picnic, and a Christmas luncheon drew 23. “It’s a great way to start the day,” said Ashworth, a retired salesman whose gift of gab

What is Cardiac Rehab? After a hospitalization caused by heart disease, cardiac rehabilitation is recommended by the American Heart Association. At the Parkwest Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program at Fort Sanders West, patients who have experienced a cardiac event are prescribed a program of education and exercise to help their recovery and improve their odds for avoiding a future visit to the hospital. Patients are evaluated at their first visit and usually follow a schedule of three to five days a week for up to 36 visits. The process includes meeting with an exercise physiologist for a program tailored to the patient’s needs and ability. Exercise can include treadmills, arm ergometers, stationary bicycles, elliptical machines, weights and steps. Each patient wears a heart monitor and is constantly being evaluated. The exercise program is updated as the patient progresses. The exercises at cardiac rehab are created specifically for the patient’s cardiac needs, and the additional medical monitoring creates a safer environment than at a public gym. “Cardiac rehab is recommended for all patients following a heart event,” said Parkwest Cardiac Rehab Manager Jon Dalton, MA, ASCM EP-C, CCRP. “Still most heart patients are reluctant to par-

Jon Dalton, MA, ACSM EP-C, CCRP ticipate. Studies have shown that completing the recommended 36 sessions of cardiac rehab results in more than a 40 percent reduction in secondary heart events, and increases the chances of survival – even if there is a secondary heart event. Patients who participate in cardiac rehab also have a much higher quality of life.” For more information about cardiac rehabilitation and heart health, visit CardiacRehab, or call Parkwest Cardiac Rehab at 865-531-5560.

Members of The Heartbeats working out and socializing on a recent Monday morning were, from left: Joe Chalmers, Nancy Nance, Opal Ellis, Don Tevault, Ginger Tevault, Jim Coffin, Sam Coley, Don Shell, Jim Holladay, Gary Johnson, Joann Hipshire, Marshall Ellis, Oscar Fowler, Richard Ashworth and Rita Holladay; sitting, Mike Garl; and kneeling, Floyd Hipshire.

has kept the group going even as members have come and gone over the years. “None of us knew each other prior to starting, but now we’re 15 to 20 of the greatest friends that you could ever want. This is not exclusive – anyone who wants can join. But those of us who want to come and break bread every other week, we have fun. As I say when I walk into a restaurant, ‘This is 15 senior citizens and we tip well’ and we get great service.” “They’ve had bypasses, stents, valve repairs, a lot of them have diabetes,” said Amy Dale, a registered nurse and case manager at Parkwest Cardiac Rehab. “They’ve gone through a lot of tragedies in their lives, losing spouses, losing children, and they’ve supported each other all through that. They keep up with one another. If somebody doesn’t show up, they’ll check on them. … It’s really sweet to see how they have bonded. They all have a common ground of heart disease, but it’s the friendships that go so much deeper. They come from different backgrounds, different walks of life. Each one of them has a different story and so much to add.” Mercedes Holmes had planned to join an exercise program when she retired in 2000 “but everything got in the way.” Then, after shortness of breath led to the discovery that her heart was functioning at only 35 percent, she began rehab. “Life has a way of sending you what you need when you need it,” she said. “I was a little hesitant. I thought, ‘Oh, God! What have I committed myself to?’ But I came and everybody – everybody – was so receptive, so helpful, and so knowledgeable, it was just the thing to do. I started with a class of about 19, and I’m the only one of that 19 who is in the maintenance program now. I hate that! All of us needed it!” Joann Hipshire began coming after suffering a stroke, which left her in need of physical and occupational therapy as well as three months of cardiac rehab. “I had no intentions of coming after my three months,” she said. “I was kind of angry that it had happened to me because I always considered myself to be in good health. I exercised, ate right and felt good. Suddenly, something happens and it was a shock to me. So I intended that after my three months was up, I was not coming back.” But her husband, Floyd Hipshire, had other plans. “I sat and watched her exercise for the first month and I decided I could do that same exercise she’s doing because it’s only an hour and the machines looked reasonably accessible to me,” said Floyd. “So I

went ahead and got an order from my doctor because I have atrial fibrillation and he agreed that it would probably be beneficial to me, and I started the next month.” “After the three months was up, Floyd said, ‘Let’s just keep on.’ I thought, ‘Well thank you, dear Lord! I’ve tried for 50 years to get him do something!’” said Joann. “My idea was I was going to keep coming in order to keep him coming. It’s now been six years, but we’ve supported each other. It is a great support group and we’re all supportive of each other.” Wanda Cox began coming with her husband to maintenance after he completed the three-month program following a heart attack and open-heart surgery. “After he passed away, I asked if I could come back because I have grown so fond of everyone in this group,” she said. “It’s just like family here. When my husband was ill, so many of them came by the house to check on him and to be with him, and they were there for me during the funeral services and they have been there for me ever since. I could have gone to another place for a workout, but this is my family. Just being around this group is uplifting. I love it.” “We have a senior center that we can walk to from our house and could exercise there,” said Joann Hipshire. “But I think the knowledge that you’re with a group and they are expecting you to be there has been one of the greatest things that we’ve done together and it’s helped both of us.” “There are other programs, but there are none like this,” said Mercedes Holmes. “From top to bottom, everybody understands the significance of your problem and they have helpful information from managing your diet to what’s working for them on exercise.” Richard Ashworth also recognizes the added value of the Parkwest Cardiac Rehab staff of exercise physiologists, clinical dietitian, respiratory therapist, registered nurses and physicians. “Parkwest’s staff has been wonderful to us,” he said. “You’ve got excellent care from the front desk, from the nurses, from the doctors ... It’s wonderful. It’s great! You wouldn’t have that at other places. “We could go anywhere and do anything exercise-wise separately, but we would not be as dedicated as we are now. As I’ve told many folks, the rehab side is just the beginning – the classroom is great, but the journey begins when you start maintenance – and stay – in maintenance. It’s got to be if you want to live.”

Parkwest Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is celebrating 40 years of serving our community!

OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, April 5, 2017 4 – 7 p.m.

Parkwest Cardiopulmonary Rehab 220 Fort Sanders West Blvd. Building 2, Suite 205 Knoxville, TN 37922 865-374-PARK Healthy refreshments and recipe ideas, tours of the facility and a free gift* for all who attend! *while supplies last

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Parkwest Medical Center Bill and Kaylan Barber, Athens, a girl, Raelynn Kate Jessica Frye, Clinton, a girl, Sawyer Grace Thomas and Kathleen Allen, Knoxville, a boy, Luke Thomas Jonathan and Robin Miller, Corryton, a boy, Easton James Lance and Brittany Ford, Knoxville, a boy, Nash Reagan Paul and Melanie Shedlock, Knoxville, a girl, Madelyn Kenzie John and Shannon Jordan, Lenoir City, a girl, Elsie Grace Quinn Chris Bunch and Amber Waters, Lenoir City, a boy, Owen Royce Corey and Allison Fritz, Knoxville, a girl, Rowan Oakleigh Ben and Amy Wendel, Knoxville, a girl, Willa Ruth Jeff and Laura Eiche, Ten Mile, a boy, Jaxon Riley Caleb and Hally Hurst, Knoxville, a boy, Landon Jett Nathaniel and Katheryn Ogle, Knoxville, a girl, Alexandra Claire Samuel Blomstrom and Jessica Lister, Sweetwater, a boy, Samuel Abram Kraegen and Kelsey Caughron, Alcoa, a boy, Lewis Kraegen Jr. Scott and Dara Parker, Knoxville, a boy, Neil Isaac

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Christopher Owen and Ashley Bumgardner, Knoxville, a boy, Zane Dewey

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Andrew and Holly Ellis, Knoxville, a boy, Jackson Gillikin

Austin Hamilton and Sabrina Johnson, Knoxville, a girl, Legacy Ann Denise

Travis and Rebecca Carpenter, Maryville, a girl, Eden Drew

Scott and Jennifer Blake, Knoxville, a boy, Oliver Scott

Andrew and Jennifer Mitchell, Oak Ridge, a girl, Davina Rain

Steven Wilson and Rebecca Bowling, Knoxville, a girl, Kennedi Paige

Joshua and Jennifer Kerr, Powell, a boy, Henry Wayne

Steven and Shelby Norton, Athens, a boy, Alexander Ray

Tyler Lange and Jessica Camps, Knoxville, a girl, Gabriela Isabelle

Keith Jennings and Kristen Johnson, Anderson County, a girl, Kinslee Lynn

Steven and Linda Hicks, Maryville, a boy, Braxton Jay Jordan and Amie Graham, Knoxville, a girl, Scarlett Eric and Eva Catherine Griffith, Robbins, a girl, Tennessee Erica Annabell Derek and Andrea McFall, Knoxville, a girl, Emma Grace Ahmed Abid and Rusel Ibaawee, Knoxville, a girl, Selein Ahmed Kheirallah Sattar and Safa Naseem, Knoxville, a boy, Adnan Noah Kheirallah Christopher Hooper and Emma Hillier, Madisonville, a boy, James Howard Shahem Davis and Shaquila Marsh, Knoxville, a boy, Shy’Keese Deandre Allan Urvina Moncada and Shawny Garcia-Allen, Knoxville, a girl, Daleysa Sofia

Michael and Lauren Worley, Knoxville, a boy, Bridger Frederick Victoria Lumpkin, Knoxville, a boy, Titus James Mayjane Tracy, Kingston, a boy Boston Prince Jamie Hankins, Knoxville, a girl, Kinsley Revae Matthew and Whitney Novak, Knoxville, a boy, Lucian Reid Jacob Buchanan and Amber Ivey, Maryville, a girl, Layla Marie Rex Short Jr., Knoxville, and Amy Young, Powell, a girl, Olivia Lynn Kenneth and Sarah Coffey, Mascot, a boy Dylan Reid

Justin and Katie Taylor, Knoxville, a boy, Reece Matthew

Billy and Tabatha Pyles Jr., Clinton, a girl, Laynea Kay Noel Gregory Hall Jr. and Sidney McCaleb, Knoxville, a boy, Gregory Danwell Edward III Adam and Courtney Chapman, Knoxville, a girl, Carter Jayne Brandon and Sarah Tilley, Bybee, a boy, Paxton Elliot Timothy and Jessica Chittum, Sharps Chapel, a boy, Varian Leroy Alexander Christopher Fletcher and Emily Arnold, Clinton, a girl, Cora Skye Curtis and Ashli Roach, Maynardville, a girl, Lilith Alexandria Charles Millard and Megan Lazzaro, Knoxville, a boy, Liam Joseph Michael Wilson and Laurryn Trevathan, Seymour, a boy, Roman Lawrence Matthew and Joanna Law, Knoxville, a boy, Andrew Joseph Daniel and Amy Howe, Speedwell, a boy, Jackson Daniel Jessica Whitehead, Knoxville, a girl, Taylor Rae

Gary Rollins and Samantha Washam, Deer Lodge, a girl, Jordin Hope Micah and Casey Kidd, Onedia, a girl, Aria Ren

UT Medical Center Vineet Khullar and Shina Bhatia, Knoxville, a boy, Aariv Khullar Christopher and Cayce McKeon, Knoxville, a girl, Bailey Ann McKeon Jacob and Karrah Throntveit, Seymour, a girl, Teagan Dawn Throntveit David Johnston VI and Keri Vanderhoff, Maryville, a girl, Shay Renee Johnston Nathan and Emily Stansberry, Strawberry Plains, a girl, Olivia Belle Stansberry Caleb and Barbara Norris, Maynardville, a girl, Raylee Gene Norris Marshall and Whitney Dykes, Sevierville, a boy, Tatum Hayston Dykes Matthew and Megan Morrow, Knoxville, a boy, Easton Scott Morrow Samuel and Laura Morelock, Kingsport, a boy, Raylan Lane Morelock Danny Smith and Dimitra Parris, Sweetwater, a boy, Carsen Jay’vionn Smith Alexander and Kari Lapins, Knoxville, a girl, Margaret Katherine Lapins Charles and Tara Norman, LaFollette, a girl, Charlene Ameila Norman

Picture of the week

Paul Reno and Courtney Neff, Knoxville, a boy, Levi Alexander Eugene Reno

Spring flowers are budding across Knoxville as vibrant pops of color are bringing new life following the winter months. These beautiful blooms were found on the Dogwood Trail on Cherokee Blvd. Photo by Ruth White

Kyle Martinez and Sydney Newcomb, Talbott, a girl, McKenzie Grace NewcombMartinez

MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED ■■ Sean Calvin Adkins, 44, Knoxville, and Jessica Marie Ross, 38, Knoxville ■■ Ashley Michelle Anderson, 26, Knoxville, and Joseph Thomas Carmine Parisi, 26, Knoxville

Godfrey, 32, Knoxville

■■ Jack Finley Lippmann, 29, Knoxville, and Alison Rebecca Stamm, 29, Knoxville

■■ Christopher Timothy Clark, 51, Knoxville, and Oscar Amilcar Acosta, 47, Knoxville

■■ Monique Bianca Hawkins, 33, Knoxville, and David Vacha Jvoh Hearn, 36, Knoxville

■■ Corey Shane McNutt, 37, Knoxville, and Kristin Lee Fritzler Jackson, 26, Knoxville

■■ Paris Andrew Sands, 63, Knoxville, and Mary Ellen Hardy Matteson, 65, Knoxville

■■ Kyle David Higashi, 31, Knoxville, and Tori Brooke Scates, 21, Knoxville

■■ Brett Allen Miller, 32, Knoxville, and Meghan Shae Alcorn, 32, Knoxville

■■ Elijah James Seiple, 26, Fort Mill, S.C., and Anna Christine Hallahan, 27, Charlotte, N.C.

■■ Jennifer Emily Humbert, 26, Knoxville, and Kyle Thomas Hensley, 27, Knoxville

■■ Kelsey Kathleen Moore, 26, Knoxville, and Johnathan Adam Key, 31, Knoxville

■■ Brittany Nicole Hunter, 27, Knoxville, and Justin Tyler Lister, 30, Knoxville

■■ Christopher Matthew Noble, 29, Knoxville, and Roxanne Maria Johnson, 31, Knoxville

■■ Alexander Lamar Sherwood, 19, Knoxville, and Bonnie Marigrace Johnson, 18, Knoxville

■■ Kristopher Alan Barlitt, 34, Lake Worth, Fla., and Teia Nicole Young, 27, Lake Worth, Fla.

■■ Roy Ross Corum Jr., 73, Corryton, and Tatiana Alex Shestakova Corum, 51, Corryton

■■ Sarah Lauren Baugh, 25, Knoxville, and Dennis Coughlin, 25, Knoxville

■■ Allan Wayne Coste, 28, Knoxville, and Teresita Jarapa De Guzman, 35, Knoxville

■■ Jeffrey Scott Bronner, 20, Loudon, and Paige Michelle Escutia, 19, Knoxville ■■ Charles Bradley Brown, 26, Knoxville, and Katherine Marie McGee, 22, Knoxville ■■ Karly Alissa Buchanan, 24, Knoxville, and Grant Martin Gentry, 23, Knoxville ■■ Miguel Angel Campa Blas, 35, Knoxville, and Karina Cuevas Campos, 22, Knoxville ■■ Jeffrey Brian Chandler, 35, Knoxville, and Ashley Marie

■■ Richard Edward Rodriguez, 53, Knoxville, and Patricia Marie Kreisch Martin, 57, Knoxville

■■ Norman Leonard Hanson, 48, Powell, and Dhanwattie Kuarpaul, 46, Knoxville

■■ Jenna Lyn Cook, 24, Seymour, and Brian Robert Pierce, 23, Knoxville

■■ Lesean Tynia Brannon, 27, Knoxville, and Maria Renee Rogers, 28, Knoxville

■■ William Donavan Lankford, 30, Knoxville, and Kasie Rae Phelps, 27, Knoxville

■■ Scott A. Clark, 45, Knoxville, and Susan Kaye Schindler Cornett, 42, Maumee, Ohio

■■ Evan Michael Baird, 25, Clarksville, and Laura Kathryn Beard, 25, Knoxville

■■ Sydney Marie Bernard, 20, Knoxville, and Marc Owen Barber, 29, Knoxville

■■ Alma Delia Gutierrez Alvare, 28, Oak Ridge, and Noe Eleazar Martinez Rosales, 32, Oak Ridge

■■ Samuel Charles Curtis, 25, Knoxville, and Martha Evelyn Daniel, 24, Knoxville ■■ Paul Eugene Davies, 49, Knoxville, and Julie Mae Berry, 41, Knoxville ■■ Tyler Quinn Epperly, 23, Louisville, Tenn., and Brittany Ellen Hoffman, 25, Knoxville ■■ Austin James Farley, 20, Knoxville, and Sarah Nicole Hobby, 18, Knoxville

■■ William Elvis Hydzik, 33, Knoxville, and Brittany Dawn Smith, 33, Knoxville ■■ Austin Edward Inman, 23, Knoxville, and Elizabeth Nichole Lusby, 23, Knoxville ■■ Makaley Raye Jacobs, 20, Knoxville, and Dylan Chase Bartlett, 24, Knoxville ■■ Robritta Antwonette Johnson, 41, Knoxville, and Jermaine Demon Cody, 41, Knoxville

■■ Robyn Joy Getsee, 23, Chesterfield, Va., and Louis Pierucci, 25, Knoxville

■■ Crystal Lynn Kimmel, 26, Knoxville, and Michael Andrew Heatherly, 29, Knoxville

■■ Heather Moira Green, 27, Knoxville, and Garin Evan Dickerson, 45, Knoxville

■■ Ryan Douglas Kuster, 30, Knoxville, and Hayley Sonia Gotwald, 27, Knoxville

■■ Aaron Thomas Romano, 30, Knoxville, and Alyssa Nicole Samonte McGuire, 23, Kodak

■■ Janiece Shuntell Thompson, 25, Knoxville, and Willis Cornel Frierson, 27, Knoxville ■■ Carrie Elizabeth Treat, 26, Corryton, and Eric Allen Ball, 26, Knoxville ■■ Abbey Rebecca Troxler, 27, Knoxville, and Joshua Tyler Hoffner, 27, New Market ■■ Sandra Lynn Vu, 46, Somerset, Ky., and Akpan Eno-Abasia Forbes, 39, Norcross, Ga. ■■ Bryce Addison Weekley, 28, Knoxville, and Kathleen Margaret Pajcic, 24, Knoxville

■■ Katie Marie Smith, 30, Knoxville, and Adam Joseph Stavola, 33, Knoxville

■■ Kenzie Marie Welms, 25, Knoxville, and Brittany Danielle Sellers, 25, Knoxville

■■ Caitlin Clare Nurenberg, 25, Knoxville, and Kevin Michael Cate, 23, Knoxville

■■ Brianna Rose Smith, 19, Knoxville, and Alden Michael Dunlap, 22, Knoxville

■■ Robbie Roy White, 27, Knoxville, and Bethany Gaines Hawks, 24, Knoxville

■■ Kenneth Lance Price, 36, Knoxville, and Cynthia Sue Thornton, 33, Knoxville

■■ Alison Lane Spehr, 30, Knoxville, and Brandon Eugene Good, 38, Knoxville

■■ Jaclyn Marie Wolfe, 38, Knoxville, and Kenneth Lamar Allison, 28, Knoxville

■■ William Travis Pyle, 44, Knoxville, and Charles Edward Barry, 50, Knoxville

■■ Brittany Nicole Stephens, 24, Knoxville, and Michael Timothy Miller, 19, Knoxville

■■ Megan E. Register, 26, Sevierville, and Garry Matthew Roberts, 27, Knoxville

■■ Shuai Tan, 30, Knoxville, and You Li Li, 27, Bayside, N.Y.

■■ Nicholas Edward Wright, 29, Knoxville, and Sasha Suzanne Geisler, 28, Knoxville

■■ Harold Wade Rife, 58, Powell, and Wanda Ann Beeler, 72, Powell ■■ Amos L Riley, 25, Knoxville, and Charlsie Marie Owen, 20, Knoxville

■■ William Anthony Taylor, 25, Knoxville, and Brooke Michelle Holland, 22, Knoxville ■■ Ashley Elaine Taylor, 29, Knoxville, and Robert Frederick Weir, 29, Knoxville

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