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One of Powell High School art teacher Lee Jenkins-Freels’ first experiences with an exceptionally talented student presented a special challenge. She was at South-Doyle then, and had a student who specialized in beautiful environmental photographs of Cades Cove. He had already won great acclaim for his work, but JenkinsFreels knew he could do more.

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Bob Kesling visits Farragut Rotary Bob Kesling created a homefield advantage when he spoke to the Rotary Club of Farragut at Fox Den Country Club. Kesling, director of broadcasting and lead play-by-play voice for the UT Vol Network, dropped several references to his predecessor – “Voice of the Vols” emeritus and Fox Den resident John Ward – into his patchwork of anecdotes.

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Teacher witnesses through soccer Tom Gerlach, Christian Academy of Knoxville teacher and a Charlotte Eagles international tour director, uses his gifts and abilities as a soccer coach as a way to share his faith. Every year, Gerlach leads a group of young people to Brazil. His goal is to train and equip Christian athletes to use the game of soccer to witness. |

Surviving middle school By Betsy Pickle Mary Poppins believes a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Scotty Hicks and Rob Kuban believe that advice spiced with humor will help teachers navigate the stress of the education system. Hicks’ and Kuban’s “The Ultimate Survival Guide for Teachers” may be the back-to-school essential for any classroom warrior from “newly hired to nearly retired.” “Scotty and I were always passing stories back and forth, and we just kind of threw out there, ‘We should write this down someday,’” recalls Kuban. “We decided to write a book for teachers that incorporated all those stories and the lessons that we’ve learned.” Hicks, who lives in Farragut, and Kuban, who lives in Hardin Valley, teach 8th-grade U.S. history at Maryville Junior High School. Hicks has been teaching for 14 years, including stints in Knox County and Lenoir City, and Kuban for nine, one in Chattanooga and eight at Maryville Junior High. “It’s a high-, high-stress job,” says Sweetwater native Hicks. “There are many studies that show that 50 percent of all new teachers leave within the first five years. “There’s just so much stress because nothing goes as you planned, and you’ve got so much pressure from the state with data and scores and parents’ expectations. It’s just very stressful, so many teachers leave the profession. “We wanted to come up with a humorous way to guide these teachers.” Hicks, an Iraq War veteran, once asked a soldier buddy to come speak to an assembly, “and he accidentally had a cussword come out. “I was thinking my job was

A new look at an old story By Betty Bean

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Rob Kuban, left, and Scotty Hicks discuss ways to promote their new book, Available at Amazon and as a Kindle eBook, “The Ultimate Survival Guide “The Ultimate Survival Guide for Teachers.” Photos by Betsy Pickle for Teachers” is the creation of Farragut resident Scotty Hicks and Hardin over,” says Hicks, but he survived ing “The Ultimate Survival Guide” Valley resident Rob Kuban. last summer and had a rough draft the incident. Students sometimes add drama by early this year. Kuban, who describes himself as “anal retenand humor simultaneously. “I had a girl one time ask to see tive” and a “morning person,” and professional development,” says me after class,” recalls Kuban, who Hicks, a “night person” who calls Hicks. “A lot of schools will send grew up in Oak Ridge. “She was re- himself “crazy, chaotic and wild,” teachers on these conferences, ally serious. She needed to speak to split the writing duties, working and they’ll come back and go, ‘Oh me about something private, and on the document in www.dropbox. my gosh, that was the most boring thing I’ve ever experienced.’ And it was important. So I think, ‘Oh com to make sharing easier. After getting feedback from those things can run hundreds if gosh, what’s going on?’ “She pulls me aside and tells teachers and doing some tweak- not thousands of dollars. “We think that we’ve created a me that she’s very concerned – be- ing, they had it published by Lightproduct that will be very helpful, cause my clothing is all out of style. ning Source, based in Nashville, on very inspirational, will help teachYou have these things that happen April Fool’s Day. ers reflect and really think about The teachers say their spouses all the time that are just funny bewhy they teach, and laugh, and it’s – Jordan Kuban and Joy Hicks – cause you’re working with kids.” a whole lot cheaper than sending a On the not-so-funny side, Kuban didn’t begrudge their avocation too teacher to a conference.” had to lock his classroom in Chatta- much but were ready for their husColleague Chris Dunkel helped nooga one time because a student’s bands to get back to normal parent- Hicks and Kuban make a promofather was circling the school with ing and household duties. Now, of tional video for YouTube, and they a shotgun. And the night before course, the men are busy promot- have plans for more. And Hicks school started one year, he says, “I ing the book, which is available on is well aware that several movies cut off my thumb with a table saw Amazon and as a Kindle eBook. have been adapted from how-to They’re happy with individual sales, books. and had to teach through it. “It’s middle school. It’s public but they have visions of bulk sales. “We’re just waiting for Holly“Every school has a certain wood to call,” he jokes. school. It’s real life.” Hicks and Kuban started writ- amount of money allocated for Info:

The Cavett Station Massacre

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Charles Faulkner slowed his Prius to a crawl as he topped the ridge on Broome Road a short distance from Middlebrook Pike. This, he said, is probably where the Cherokee scouts stood early on the morning of Sept. 25, 1793, and spotted smoke from the fireplace of Alexander Cavett’s fortified cabin in the woods below. They were part of a massive war party – said to number 1,000 warriors – who had marched all night, bypassing Campbell Station to stay on schedule to launch a dawn attack on Knoxville, which was sparsely defended and could not have withstood such an assault. Ravenous mosquitos are the only danger facing modern day visitors to the old Mars Hill graveyard a short distance below the spine of the ridge. Contrary to the inscription on the monument placed there in 1921 by the Tennessee Sons of the Revolution, Faulkner is quite certain that this spot wasn’t the site of the Cavett Station massacre, where 11 Cavett family members and two militia sent by John Sevier

to protect them were slaughtered. He believes the cabin stood some distance down the hill, just above one of several springs that form Sinking Creek and are now hidden behind the well-kept homes at the entrance to the Cavett Station subdivision, a few yards west of the intersection of Alexander Cavett Drive and Doublehead Lane. “My wife, kids and all kinds of people went out there to help. We worked for two summers doing shovel testing, digging holes on a grid, down to the subsoil. We didn’t find it. The location is rather vague, but there’s still enough information that we knew the approximate location. That area is covered with subdivisions now,” Faulkner said. He has written a new book (his fourth), called “Massacre at Cavett Station: Frontier Tennessee during the Cherokee Wars,” published by the University of Tennessee Press. It’s already available on Amazon and will be in bookstores soon. In it, he debunks old rumors and presents a balanced view, including the grievances of the Cherokee, who had been driven by a series of land grabs and betrayals at the hands of the whites to unite with the more militant Creeks and the Chickamauga Cherokee from

Alabama, North Georgia and the Chattanooga area. “The Indians did not buy or sell land, and the chiefs did not have authority to sign papers selling or giving away land, but some of them did it anyway, and the next thing they knew, here came the white people. The Indians thought when they signed treaties, white people could come farm, but they did not have a concept of private property. That was totally foreign to them,” Faulkner said. This came after the turmoil of the Revolutionary War, when the

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If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would have more boundaries.

What is your passion? Food. I love to experience food. I love to feed people. It’s my expression of love to you. I associate people with favorite foods and have lots of memories of being in the kitchen with family and friends. The kitchen is the heart of a home for a reason.

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With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? Anyone from the English Tudor family, especially one of the queens. I am fascinated with the Tudors and English royalty. Although it was a different time, some of the Tudor queens were strong women with great character.

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Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why? I was lucky enough to have not just grandparents, but also great-grandparents during my young childhood. They each had different backgrounds and experiences and each taught me the value of hard work, how food is a love language to your family and how acts of service to others is something you just do without expecting a return – although it always returns to you.

parents every day. There may be some days you wish you had a little more space, but that is a small thing when you consider the flexibility, the understanding, the care that everyone has for what happens each day. “I love it that we are a small family business.� Sit back and get to know Jessica Hall:

I still can’t quite get the hang of ‌ Twitter. It is part of my job and is a daily struggle. I want to like it better.

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My engagement ring. It was tucked inside a box of Caramel Turtles.

“I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.� From “Notting Hill.� I feel kind of teary, thinking about it.

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Lucky 13: Ride honors children helped The Knoxville Ride for Kids celebrated its 13th year on July 28 with sunny skies and a great fundraising ride to raise money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The ride also honored some very special guests: children who are brain tumor survivors.

Members of Hannah’s Army Angels, a group begun by Hannah Lawson when she was 7 years old, ride to raise funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. From left are Greg Lawson, Christy Martin, Max Martin, Jeff Vandergriff, Chris Aslinger, Sonya Grace Parkinson, a four-year Neal, Roger Calhoun and Joey Edgemon. survivor of a brain tumor, tries on a helmet at the Knoxville Ride for Kids, a fundraiser for the Pediatric Brain Tumor FARRAGUT FACES Foundation. The motorcycle Representing the survi- ride was held at Pellissippi vors were six East Tennes- State Community College’s see young people who have main campus. Photos by Justin Acuff undergone brain tumor surgery, including Hannah Lawson, Grace Parkinson mor Foundation. Task force and Wyatt Crippen. Han- leaders for this year’s ride nah is a five-year survivor, were Tom and Kathy Peck, with Grace logging four Bill and Virginia Tyler and years and Wyatt having un- Wally Maliskey. The event is collecting dergone two surgeries in the past two years. More than donations online at www. Wyatt Crippen, center, knows the importance of this fundraiser 160 participants gathered Fundraisand gets support from his parents, Kristi, left, and David Cripfor the motorcycle ride at ers will receive incentive pen. Wyatt has undergone two surgeries in the last two years Pellissippi State Commu- credit through Aug. 28. The Irene and Jerry Ciesla arrive at to remove tumors from his brain. Ride for Kids program is Pellissippi State Community nity College. Dr. Susan Spiller, an on- a national series of motor- College for the annual KnoxFrom page A-1 cologist with East Tennes- cycle rides that supports the ville Ride for Kids. see Children’s Hospital, told work of the Pediatric Brain trol,” Faulkner said. The 5-year-old boy was the crowd of motorcyclists Tumor Foundation, which In September, Chief John only temporarily spared, and about the impact of their do- funds medical research and Watts got an army together was probably taken off to nations. As of ride time, the family support programs and set out to avenge the raid Alabama and murdered a few event had raised $63,375 for pediatric brain tumor on Hanging Maw by attack- days later by the Creeks, alpatients. for the Pediatric Brain Tuing Knoxville. War chiefs though some reports say that tomahawked James Vann, Bob Benge and Doublehead the murderous Doublehead him after he was placed on shared command. They un- a horse by a Creek warrior derestimated the time it (thus giving rise to the deriwould take to get to town, sive nickname “Babykiller,” and when they found them- bestowed by his appalled felChris and Ken Gray arrive at selves eight miles west of low Cherokee). Pellissippi State Community Faulkner believes that James White’s settlement at College for the Pediatric Brain dawn, they settled for an as- Alexander Cavett’s wife, Tumor Foundation’s Knoxville Susanna, probably died the sault on Cavett Station. Ride for Kids. Some reports said they year before. Charles Faulkner stands be- panicked when they heard Watts, Vann and Benge hind the monument to the distant cannon fire and were all sons of white famemory of the Cavett Station thought that they’d lost the thers, a trend that became massacre. Photos by Betty Bean element of surprise. Whatev- more noticeable over time. er the reason, they decided to Faulkner said Benge, a Franklin when they were pluck the low-hanging fruit. redhead, was particularly murdered under a flag of Amazingly, the settlers, led feared among the settler truce by forces under the by Alexander Cavett and population, who called him command of John Sevier. two Sullivan County militia “Bench,” invoking his name Hannah Lawson and her friend Kaitlyn Mitchell are all smiles This enraged the Chero- members – Francis Bowery as a bogeyman to frighten at the ride. Hannah is a five-year survivor of a pediatric brain kee nation and drove the and John Spurgeon – held children into submission. Of tumor and has her own support group, Hannah’s Army Angels. Karen and Craig Bitler enjoy a Overhill closer to the war- off the initial assault. the four chiefs, only Watts cup of coffee before heading like Chickamauga and their “The Indians sent Bob would die a natural death. out on the ride. leader, Dragging Canoe. Benge in with a white flag, Doublehead was murdered Skirmishes continued on saying ‘If you surrender, we by his own people. the frontier for the next 5 will spare your lives.’ So they The graves in the Mars years, boiling over in June decided to surrender, and Hill cemetery are oddly ar1793 when Indians killed a when they came out, the In- ranged, with the newer ones settler couple and militia dians killed them all, except up front and the burial sites forces tracked some of the for the little boy,” Faulkner of Alexander Cavett’s brothperpetrators to the home said. er Moses and wife, Agnes, of Old Tassel’s successor, Watts was powerless to next to a large oval-shaped Hanging Maw. The militia stop the ferocious Double- section that is now overthen launched an unpro- head, who set upon the Ca- grown and dominated by a voked attack on Hanging vetts and hacked them to mature hemlock tree. SomeMaw’s house, killing a dozen pieces. Neighbors who bur- one who used to tend to the people and wounding the ied the remains reported graveyard told Faulkner that principal chief, who, like Old finding 13 dismembered there’s a good-sized depresTassel, had advocated peace bodies on the ground and sion where the soil is soft with the white settlers. human intestines draped on beneath the overgrowth. “When it came to treat- the wooden fence. RecordAnd that, Faulkner bement of Indians, the mili- keeping was sketchy in those lieves, is the gravesite of tias, in many cases, were days, noting only the deaths the murdered Cavett famjust as brutal as Indians of the men, so it is uncertain ily, whose deaths probably were. They took a lot of land exactly who else died, al- saved the residents of the Lending a hand by serving coffee before the event are Jody Oliveira, Guy Wyatt and Anne Col- and killed a lot of Indians. though they were probably new city of Knoxville from a lins, members of the Christian Motorcyclists Association. There really was no con- Cavett’s children. similar fate.

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McIntyre asks board to terminate four teachers

Education reform: Follow the money People out there are trying to make public schools look bad so private businesses can get control of public funds spent for education. That’s the take of state Rep. Gloria Johnson who spoke recently in Union County.

Sandra Clark When what’s now called history books are channeled, streamed or beamed 100 years from now, the prevailing themes of this century will be education reform. And cataclysmic change makes for fear, anger and unrest. That’s the state of public education in 2013. On one side are the well-todo, pushing for classroom technology and better outcomes. They bring business models to weigh and measure. They disregard tradition and are willing to boot low-performing teachers. On the other side is the education establishment, clinging to negotiated contracts and lifetime tenure with lockstep pay increases. Many are hesitant to embrace new methods like online learning. In the middle are parents

who simply want their kids to be safe and loved at school, to be accepted for who they are and not be bullied. Nobody is clamoring to pay a penny more. So Gloria Johnson, a teacher, says “overreach” to Nashville initiatives to eliminate tenure, step pay increases and collective bargaining. She calls for study before charter schools are established. “Why are some charters successful and some are not? Why are we holding up Milwaukee as a standard? They don’t take special education students and kick out kids who don’t behave. “We’ve got to increase our expenditure to schools that are struggling, and support community schools (such as Pond Gap) which stay open in evenings with meals, health services and learning opportunities for parents. “Yes, it costs more, but we can find community partners to share those costs.” Johnson blasted Teach for America, a group that offers a 5-week training program to bring professionals into teaching. State Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman is a former executive of the group. “We gave a $6.7 million contract to Teach for America to train 300 recruits per year,” Johnson said. “They are most likely not from Tennessee and most will go

State Rep. Gloria Johnson talks politics with Union County Democrats. Photo by S. Clark to work at Goldman Sachs or on to law school” after a short stint in the classroom.

Superintendent Jim McIntyre is recommending termination of four teachers when the school board meets Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 5 p.m. Daniel Cowden, Pamela Hunter, John Kulka and Danny Sanders are recom-

mended for termination. Sanders has 29 years with Knox County Schools. Also, McIntyre is recommending that the school board retain Michael Kelley of the law firm Kennerly, Montgomery & Finley as le-

gal counsel to the board. Kelley will charge $230 per hour, and the move could be resisted by Law Director Bud Armstrong. Kelley’s parents, Norma and the late Dr. Paul, were both educators.

Johnson said the Virtual Academy is a way for students “to get off the radar.” She has heard that K-12, the company that benefits from the state’s $14 million program, has told teachers “not to mark kids absent.” She alleged that an email was sent

asking teachers to “delete all failing grades.” She called the Michael Milken-founded K-12 a “massive money-making tool” and said two states, North Carolina and Colorado, have dropped it. “We will not improve

public schools by putting money into K-12 or Teach for America,” Johnson said. “We need to teach every kid in every ZIP code. We need to teach teamwork and problem-solving. Those are the skills that employers want.”

Briggs can’t assume an advantage No doubt County Commissioner Richard Briggs was pleased to have former County Commissioner Frank Leuthold agree to be his treasurer a few months back.

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Little did he think it would lead to news and controversy which has hardly been helpful to his campaign to unseat state Sen. Stacey Campfield in the August 2014 Republican primary. (This writer is a donor to the Briggs campaign). That news is that Briggs has embraced and promoted the candidacy of Craig Leuthold to be named trustee by nominating him for the position. Leuthold is a perfectly nice person, but he has hardly set the woods on fire as a reformer in county government.

Many have questioned if it was a conflict for Briggs to vote for his campaign treasurer’s son to be county trustee. Dealing with these questions has detracted from Briggs’s main goal of unseating Campfield by forcing Briggs to defend his own record without Campfield saying a word. Leuthold says he will be transparent, and one place for him to start would be to release his tax returns and net worth. Campfield is a tireless campaigner as is Briggs. But he is also very shrewd in highlighting issues such as the recent robo calls from a pollster tied to Briggs. If a third candidate enters this state senate contest, then Campfield will benefit as he has in the past when there were three candidates. If it remains a two-way race, then Briggs has a more realistic shot at winning, but the past two weeks have not been good for Briggs. He will need to get beyond these issues and

point out why he would be a better state senator than the incumbent. He cannot assume any advantage. ■ Speaking of the county trustee, one wonders why it continues to exist as an elected office when it does not make policy. Recently, I had lunch with former county trustee and county executive Tommy Schumpert, who repeated prior statements that this office should be appointed by the county mayor. One wonders why a reform-minded county commissioner does not propose a charter amendment to submit to the voters to change the selection process for trustee. Let the voters of Knox County vote on this again in light of recent developments. ■ Beth Waters, who led the effort to build Fort Kid over 20 years ago, had a 20 minute talk with Mayor Rogero about the future of Fort Kid. A prior city Administration had decided to close Fort Kid without the knowledge of

a $60,000 trust fund which exists for the maintenance and improvement of Fort Kid. Rogero promised Waters to review the matter and get back to her. Surely the city will take advantage of this private fund with no cost to taxpayers. ■ The dedication of Loves Creek greenway on Aug. 1 was postponed due to threatening rain to an unknown time. This is a project which Council member Nick Della Volpe has played a pivotal role in getting started and turned from a dream to reality. City Service Director David Brace had his department help install the trails, along with individual citizens. ■ The oldest living U.S. Senator, Harry F. Byrd Jr. of Virginia, died at 98 in Winchester, Va., on July 30. Byrd was a Democrat who became an independent. Strom Thurmond was actually the oldest person to serve in the U.S. Senate reaching 100. Thurmond was a Democrat who became a Republican.

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ithout knowing a little about t r a n s p or t at ion in the 19th century, one might pay little attention to uppin blocks, anomalies located in front of houses and storefronts. Although they vary in size, most are about four feet square and about three feet in height. And most are either marble or granite with a step cut in the back. These curiosities are found in several locations in Old Concord, and as a child we often used them to play “King of the Hill.” But their real purpose was to enable ladies with their hoop skirts, many layers of undergarments and high heel shoes, to board carriages and horses in a more graceful manner without showing the lower part of their leg. Morality in the 19th century was a bit different than it is today, and only a “loose woman” would allow a man to see her ankle. Not every home had an uppin block. Indeed, only the most aff luent families could afford them, which made them a status symbol. Several years ago, I was conducting a tour of

the Village for a church group, and I overlooked the uppin blocks. Finally one of the ladies in the group said, “What’s that?” pointing to a rather large block in front of a home. I explained that they were called uppin blocks or platforms that allowed ladies to board carriages in a graceful manner. They wanted to stop the bus and try the block for themselves. Their next question was, “How did they come to be called uppin blocks?” For that question, I had no answer. The blocks also allowed women to remain on a boardwalk or other hard surface area without having to step into the street, which was either mud or dust depending on the weather. Of course, covered boardwalks between stores also kept the elements at bay. In Old Concord, much of the main commercial area was fronted by covered boardwalks and false fronts, just like in old western towns. From 1887 through about 1920, Concord’s economic underpinning depended on a large marble quarrying operation. It was also the transfer point for marble quarries

located further east along the river. By using large f lat barges, marble blocks could be f loated down the river, where they were transferred to trains for shipment throughout the eastern part of the country. I assume the origin of the blocks was from those quarries, and probably someone who had an affiliation with the quarries had a better chance of getting one. With the advent of the automobile, running boards made uppin blocks relics of the past. And the paving of road surfaces removed the danger of ruining a dainty pair of shoes by stepping in a mud puddle. And there can be little doubt these two changes – running boards and paved roads – deprived many men the opportunity to see a woman’s ankle. And to that end, it undoubtedly preserved the ladies’ good reputation and alleviated the possibility of being called a “loose woman.” Today, we have become so accustomed to hard surface roads, it’s hard to envision streets with deep ruts and standing water, but an 1890s photo of Old Concord shows those conditions. Stones were

One of the remaining uppin blocks left in the village of Concord. Photo submitted

placed at intervals and hicle of choice bfor many a plank was laid over the women, one might think stones to provide a dry uppin blocks could have a entryway into someone’s place in our modern socihome. I have often talked ety. But they are doomed to people who were in Oak Ridge during Morality in the 19th century the beginning of the Manhattan Projwas a bit different than it ect, and asked them to talk about their is today, and only a “loose most vivid memory woman” would allow a man of those early days. Almost to the perto see her ankle. son, the answer was the same. It was the mud. With the popularity of to remain a part of history large sport utility vehicles, because today’s standards which are often two feet are much different than in off the ground, and the the past. Today, a woman fact that they are the ve- wearing a long dress with

multi-layered, frilly undergarments would be more of a spectacle than one wearing short shorts and a halter top. I personally like 21st century women’s attire, and I doubt that any fashion designer would ever attempt to send a model down the runway dressed in a f loor-length dress with undergarments. But some might argue that female dress of that period would certainly have added a sense of “mystery of wonderment” that is not present today.

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

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■ Wilkerson family reunion will be held 1-5 p.m. at Big Ridge State Park Recreation Hall Sunday, Aug. 11. Bring a covered dish. ■ Central High School Class of 1944 will hold its annual reunion at noon Thursday, Aug. 15, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Cost is $15 per person. Info: J.C. Tumblin, 687-1948. ■ Central High School Class of 1978 will hold its 35-year reunion 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Cost is $25 per person with payment due Aug. 15. Make check out to “CHS Class of 1978” or to “Brent Thomas” and mail it to: Brent Thomas, 4841 Macmont Circle, Powell, TN 37849. ■ Clinton High School Class of 1967 will hold a reunion Saturday, Aug. 31, at 205 Main St. in Clinton. Classes from ’66 through ’69 are also invited. Cost is $50 per person and includes food, a DJ, games and a free class memory CD. Info/ reservations: Becky Calloway Rosenbaum, 457-259, or Bunnie Brown Ison, 599-4749, or send checks to: CHS Class of 1967, 607 Greenwood Drive, Clinton, TN 37716. ■ Central High School Class of 1963 is planning its 50-year reunion. Any member of the Class of 1963 who hasn’t been contacted by the reunion committee is asked to send contact info to: ajrader@; or mail to CHS Class of ’63, 5428 Kesterbrooke Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37918.

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Looking ahead – with proper caution Butch Jones has spent so much time looking forward, pouring a foundation and building brick by brick, there just wasn’t much time left for looking back. The Tennessee coach may not realize what all happened at Vanderbilt on the evening of Nov. 17, 2012 – the end of an era, four consecutive touchdowns in the second half, a rout so bad the benevolent James Franklin told the mighty Commodores to take a knee to avoid running up the score. It was humiliating or whatever is worse than that. Thankfully, the late George Cafego was spared the pain. The old Vol genuinely hated Vandy. Tennessee’s collapse would have caused acute indigestion and severe anguish.

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My vocabulary is limited. It does not contain Cafego expletives to properly describe what Vanderbilt did but it was among my very few truly awful football experiences. It was worse than no first downs against Auburn, worse than the Chattanooga riot, worse than the Jackson Massacre, worse than the North Texas State kick return. It would be good to put away that Vandy memory. It may not happen until the Vols do something to replace

it. At best that is weeks away. It could be months. Hold on just a minute, you say, Butch can do it. There is renewed enthusiasm! And hope. And maybe optimism. Some believe there may be a miracle hiding in the hurryup offense. The defense has no way to go but up. The honest outlook for this Tennessee team comes with caution and apprehension. There is no ready quarterback. Receivers are classified as maybe, perhaps and sometime. The two experienced running backs have averaged one touchdown every five games. A volleyball player tough enough to take over at tight end? Won’t that be something to see. The offensive line has battle scars. Veteran survivors

Movable mountains Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast (the demon) out?” He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20-21 NRSV) My mother says that since she was two years old (when her family moved from Union County to Knox County) she has never lived where she couldn’t see House Mountain. Admittedly, when my family lived in the house I grew up in, she had to look out an upstairs window to see it, but it was there. Somehow or other, it was a talisman of steadiness. It meant home to her. Like my mother, I check in with “my” mountain on a daily basis. It stands there, solid, sturdy, steady: a talisman of the security and order of my world. I look for it every

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Lynn Hutton time I go out the door. To be fair, some days I can see only its crest. Some days it disappears entirely, hiding in the mists. Even so, I know it is there. I believe it is there. It is an article of faith. In some ways, God is like that. There are days that God is, if not visible, at least palpable. I sense God’s presence and know with certainty, as

the poet said, that “God’s in His heaven and all’s right with the world.” God, like my mountain, is a constant for me: fully present, reassuring me, steadying me. There are other days (and I’m sure you have known days like this) that God seems to be distant, far away, hiding perhaps. Or at the very least, unconcerned. In my heart of hearts, I know that is not true. I’m like the woman who complained to her husband that they never sat close to each other in the car, as they had done when they were dating. (This was obviously in pre-seatbelt days!) There was silence for a moment, and then her husband said quietly, “Well, I’m not the one who moved!” When I can’t find God, when God seems to be hiding in the mists, like my

are 5-19 against Southeastern Conference foes. The defense does have a sense of direction. Last year there was none. Concerns to be resolved between now and Sept. 14 at Eugene, Ore., are pressure without constant blitzing, linebacker reads and speed and secondary stability. Just understanding assignments is a start. We are told that Tennessee’s defense looked decent to good in spring practice. What does that mean? The measurement was against Tennessee’s offense. We know there is room for improvement of special teams. Coaching can help. Michael Palardy faces potential overload. That warning aside, this August is an exciting time mountain, it is not because God has moved. It is because I have. I have not been paying attention, not been praying, not been immersing myself in Scripture. I have not been seeking God. And God, like a steadfast lover, does not demand my attention, but waits patiently, faithfully, until I find my way back. “I will lift up my eyes unto the hills,” the Psalmist wrote (Psalm 121:1). I lift up my eyes to the hills every day, because I need to do so. My mountain reassures me, reminds me of God’s presence and steadfastness. My mountain pares me down to size, reminding me of how small I am in God’s great scheme. My mountain reminds me that, in the same way I look for my mountain, I need to seek God. Every day. My mountain is, quite simply, home to me. Just like my mother’s mountain is for her. Just like God’s love.

in Tennessee football. The quarterback race is compelling. Jones says everybody gets a chance. It will be best if somebody wins decisively. How to do that? In addition to making a hundred crisp decisions, protecting the football, passing accurately and running some, planned or in self-defense, the coach says “managing” the scene is critical. I think that means the quarterback must help teammates avoid losing the game before they can win it. There is a glaring lack of depth at running back. Offensive linemen were slighted in preseason all-star voting (not that it matters). Receivers may be more promising than you have heard. A superb defensive performance will likely provide Tennessee’s best chance to beat somebody big. Astute scouting, a better game plan, a brilliant effort by A.J. John-

son, a timely pick by Justin Coleman or Brian Randolph might do it. A web gem is more likely than a series of 80-yard drives. Johnson is a key to team success. Thirteen times in 24 games he has had 10 or more tackles. Tennessee was 62nd in the USA Today preseason poll. That is too low. The media vote closer to home says fifth in the SEC East, below Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. I say fourth based on improved organization and extra effort. A royal decree by tackle Tiny Richardson says there shall be no Commodore celebration on Shields-Watkins Field. That takes care of that. This outlook summation is subject to change: Discouraging: 5-7; Probable: 6-6; Could be: 7-5; Unlikely: 8-4; Stunning: 9-3. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

GIVE BLOOD, SAVE LIVES Medic has reported an emergency need for all blood types. The community blood center has less than a one day supply of blood in inventory for 27 area hospitals. Universal blood type O Negative is especially in demand. Donors now through Labor Day will receive a coupon for a free chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A, and during the week of Aug. 5, donors will receive a coupon for a free 5 oz. frozen yogurt from Menchie’s. Donors may visit any community drive or one of Medic’s donor centers: 1601 Ailor Ave. and 11000 Kingston Pike in Farragut. Area blood drives are: ■ 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at TVA downtown, 400 W. Summit Hill Drive, Bloodmobile at Wall Avenue. ■ 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, Cedar Springs

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Playing on: International soccer mission gives coach new platform By Ashley Baker Tom Gerlach, Christian Academy of Knoxville teacher and a Charlotte Eagles International tour director, uses his gifts and abilities as a soccer coach as a way to share his faith. Every year, Gerlach leads a group of young people, ages 16-20, on a tour to Brazil. Gerlach’s goal is to train and equip Christian athletes to use the game of soccer as a platform for telling others about Jesus. Gerlach is part of an organization out of Charlotte, N.C., called the Charlotte Eagles Soccer Club. The club was founded in 1992 by Brian Davidson and Rick McKinley with the dual purpose of offering high levels of soccer while inspiring communities locally and abroad. The club is owned and operated by Missionary Athletes International and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Before Gerlach and the team begin their trip, Gerlach leads a three-day training camp in Charlotte. The team trains together on the

field, and the players form relationships as teammates. When the team lands on Brazilian soil, they immediately begin to partner with local missionaries, churches and schools. Days are made up of clinics, soccer matches, travel and ministry to youth. “Soccer has allowed me to use my faith and share it all over the world,” says Gerlach. “If we go down with a soccer ball, 15 kids will come over, and I can share with them that I love soccer. Then I can pull out my Bible and say, ‘I love this more.’” Gerlach started playing soccer in 8th grade. He continued to play at both a private and then a public high school. “That really helped me relate to the kids I coach, because I got a perspective of what they go through.” After graduation from Carson-Newman, Gerlach became a teacher and a coach at CAK. He led the Warriors to six Class A/ AA state championships in eight seasons before resigning after the 2010 season. He also stopped coaching the CAK middle school girls, but continues to teach at CAK as working with Missionary

me in my coaching. It is why I do what I do,” says Gerlach. “There are a lot of soccer coaches, but I want to use my faith to make an impact on my players. “They will become men, fathers, husbands and business leaders, and I feel a high responsibility to speak to their lives.” The players who travel to Brazil as part of the tour experience a life-changing experience, says Gerlach. “The kids are being served through this opportunity. “They go on a mission, and God gets ahold of Tom Gerlach, a teacher at CAK and international soccer tour dithem. God takes their hearts rector, poses with his family, Bennett, age 12, Addison, 10, and and gives them faith.” wife of 17 years, Jodi.

Athletes International. But even in success, Gerlach says he tried to keep his focus on ministry, teaching his players “to play for an audience of one. “God honored that,” Gerlach says. “It wasn’t that I was such a great coach. We put so much energy into worship, prayer and authority. And soon the whole team bought into soccer. Then it wasn’t about soccer; it was about ministering to other teams.” Gerlach says his teams learned to play hard without losing their ministry, wanting to win, but to do it right. After several seasons, Gerlach said he realized that coaching and teaching were taking a toll on his family. “Working Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. left me with nothing in the tank emotionally or physically,” he said. “It was time for a change.” An 18-day tour he took with the Charlotte Eagles in 1995 kept coming back to him. He says his position with the Charlotte Eagles allows him to coach and to be with his family more. Members of the Missionary Athletes International, part of the Charlotte Eagles International “My faith is what drives Tours, gather after a game in Brazil. Photos submitted

Hardin Valley Academy incoming freshmen Zachary Bosnjak, Kevin Brewer, Gavin Greene and Carter White made an appearance at last week’s Valleypalooza, where students could pay fees, buy parking permits and choose their locker among other things. When asked what they thought high school was going to be like, Kevin summed it up for the group with one word: “big.” Photos by S. Barrett

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HVA students Audra Chaney, Ashleigh Houser, Ally White, Jenna White, Abigale Such and Emily Jones collected baby supplies for head football coach Wes Jones after his wife delivered their son, Davis, eight weeks premature. Preemie and newborn diapers and wipes are still being accepted and can be left in the front office.

Junior Alex Brown, senior Durant Richardson and junior Joey Cave, otherwise known as “The Big Three,” visit last week’s Valleypalooza. When asked if they had words of advice for incoming freshmen, Alex said “Work hard and learn all you can.” They became fast friends while playing football at HVA.


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Trotters bring home two titles The 3rd grade Tennessee Trotters AAU basketball team recently brought home a national title for the 3rd-grade division, and a USBA national title in the 3rd-grade division. Pictured are Kayle Yates, Camryn Halcomb, Grace Bowers, Reagan Trumm, Jaylen Coefield, Sydney Clevenger, Kortlynn Brown; (second row) Gracie Myers, Gracie Gregg, Abby Hayes; (back) coaches Rodney Myers, Harry Kumar, Will Trumm and Jesse Hayes. Not pictured is coach Richard Heifner. Photo submitted

Knox County to host orientation for sixth/ninth grades The Knox County Schools will host student orientations for rising 6th and 9th graders on Friday, Aug. 9, to help transition those students into middle and high school. Orientations will be held from 8:30 a.m. until noon at all middle and high schools where the students are based. Bus service will be provided. Transitioning students will have the opportunity to become familiar with and acclimated to their new school environment, meet friends, and receive schedules and other information while being in a small-group setting prior to the return of the entire student body.

SPORTS NOTES ■Powell girls softball fall signups for 8U-14U will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, and 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 6 and 13, at Bojangles in Powell, located at West Emory Road at Brickyard Road. Entire teams are welcome, Rec. or open. Info: ■ West high baseball camp for grades 6-8 will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 12-13. Cost is $40. Info: 766-7818 or ■ West High baseball camp for ages 5-12 years old will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 19-20. Cost is $40. Info: 766-7818 or ■ Position players and pitchers are needed for 17U Thunder Baseball College Showcase Team’s 2014 season. Numerous college showcase tournaments are planned. Team coached by paid coaches. Players will take a college visitation weekend in November. Info: call 603-5368 or email

FARRAGUT NOTES ■Farragut Rotary Club meets at noon each Wednesday at the Fox Den Country Club. ■ Free budget classes are held from noon-1 p.m. each third Thursday at the Good Samaritan Center, 119 A. St. in Lenoir City. Everyone is invited. No preregistration is required. Info: annaseal@ ■ Memoir Writing Group meets 7 p.m. each second Thursday at Panera Bread, 733 Louisville Road. ■ West Knox Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday at Shoney’s restaurant at Walker Springs and Kingston Pike.


Abigail Quartararo makes friends with an interactive puppy on one of the new iPads in Fultz’s classroom. Abigail is the sister of Paige, one of Fultz’s students from last year.

Kylie Stooksbury and Hannah Kelley look at new iPads with teacher Karla Fultz during the unveiling of Fultz’s new “extreme classroom,� funded by a grand prize of $25,000 from Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Kylie and Hannah were in Fultz’s class last year when it was announced that their teacher had won the competition. “I’m so excited after seeing the kids interact with everything,� said Fultz. “It’s like I’m choreographing my classes now instead of planning them.� Photos by S. Barrett

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Freels enjoys getting ‘under students’ skin’ By Betty Bean One of Powell High School art teacher Lee Jenkins-Freels’ first experiences with an exceptionally talented student presented a special challenge. She was at South-Doyle then, and had a student who specialized in beautiful environmental photographs of Cades Cove. He had already won great acclaim for his work, but Jenkins-Freels knew he could do more. “I’d say, ‘Cory, these are awesome pictures of Cades Cove, but do you ever do anything else?’ He’d say, ‘No, Freels, this is me.’ The thing was, I wanted him to stretch and grow so that when he left me, he’d know more than he knew coming in. So I kept after him, and as I began to get under his skin, he started taking the challenge. I told him, ‘If you don’t step outside the box, you’re not going to do very well in this class,’ so he went downtown and shot the Tennessee Theatre.” “He’d say, ‘You happy now?’ I’d say, ‘Not quite.’ ” Then, he started taking pictures of bands, and won a Dogwood Arts award. Now, he is a professional photographer. “He’d send me these messages, ‘You happy now?’ I’d say, ‘Can you send me half of that check?’ He reaized that if he was willing to step outside his comfort zone, he could do phenomenal things. He’s shot for Dolly Parton, done shots featured in National Geographic, because he was willing to step outside the box.” Known simply as “Freels” to her colleagues and students, she came to teaching later in life than most, and even though high school art teachers don’t make as much money as merchandizing managers at J.C. Penney, she says she’s never looked back. “It’s the best job ever. Sometimes the kids are tough, and sometimes the parents are tougher than the kids. But it gives you an opportunity to revisit your youth. I see a lot of fearlessness in my high school kids – that want and need to put themselves out there through their art. And as an art teacher, I feel like my job is to help students use those higher order thinking skills to think through problems and figure them out,” said JenkinsFreels, who doesn’t believe her job is teaching kids to draw pretty pictures. “As students take those tests in other classes, they’ll come back and and find out there are things that I as an art teacher can help them think through. I’m not a huge fan of ‘teach to the test.’ I want students

to see something and say, ‘Gee, I remember that, and I can apply it here.’ We have the opportunity to expose our students to so many things. We’re hands-on. We have our lessons and we go over the lessons, but we encorporate math, social studies, science and English. We do writing. After they’ve created this artwork, I want them to be able to write about it. So I’m more a fan of ‘Do I have the basic skills to apply to the test that I’m being given?’ than teaching to the test. Sometimes I feel like we’re so ‘teach to the test’ driven that kids don’t get it.” Jenkins-Freels, who is married to Jim Freels and has three children between the ages of 9 and 20 – Wyatt, Hunter and Taylor – lives on a farm in Claxton and knows how to drive a truck, throw hay and shoot a gun. She earned an art degree at the University of the Cumberlands and went straight to work for J. C. Penney, rising through the organization and doing a lot of traveling. “As senior visual merchandising manager, I incorporated all the things I had studied in art school – layout, design, planning. I opened new stores all over the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and it was challenging, but the hours were long and taxing. The wear and tear on your body is overwhelming after awhile. In 2005, Penney’s bought me out. I started teaching at South-Doyle while I went back to school and got my master’s.” When she gives an assignment, she sometimes talks about the elements of art and principles of design, but she believes there’s a better way: “I need to show them how it applies to them. The biggest question I get is, ‘How will I use art ever again? I’m not going to be an art teacher.’” But that’s OK, Jenkins-Freels says. While she does want to help them hone their technical skills (she thinks each of her students should be able to draw a recognizable selfportrait by the end of the year, for example), she considers other things more important. “I want them to question things – ‘How is this going to help me?’ I want them to approach it in a way that they can figure it out. Great art is not photorealism every day. I might sit down with them as they’re having their conversations and listen to what they’re talking about. One student was talking about his car that he was restoring. So I asked him how he could apply art to his car.

Powell High School art teacher Lee Jenkins-Freels Photos by R. White

“‘Tell me how you’re having your car painted. How’d you know to do that? Not only are you using color, you’re using composition. You’re using art to create your work of art – your car.’ No, he couldn’t do photorealism, but he could do this piece of sculptured art work that he drove in and was proud of every day. I want it to be more than an art credit. I want every kid to walk away with something.” Zachary Henry, who was Powell’s valedictorian this year, knows exactly what she’s talking about. He, his mother and Jenkins-Freels just returned from an all-expense paid trip to New York City that he won for a drawing representing Tennessee. He said he would never even have entered the contest without her prodding.

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Zachary Henry “She’s a pusher,” he said. “She called me in on a Thursday and said ‘here’s this contest I want you to do. It’s due Tuesday.’ I sat at home non-stop, drawing all weekend. She kept pushing. I love Ms. Freels. She’s pretty much part of my family. She’s the one who has pushed me to be the artist I am today.”

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Kesling gets Rotary ready for football By Betsy Pickle

News from First Tennessee

Evening of Elegance First Tennessee to sponsor fundraiser By Pam Fansler First Tennessee Bank is proud to be a platinum sponsor for the 24th a n n u a l Evening of Elegance in Pink presented by the Dr. Robert F. T h o m a s Fansler Foundation. The black-tie optional event benefits Paint the Mountains Pink, which helps provide mammograms to those in Sevier County who cannot afford them. Dr. Robert F. Thomas came to Sevier County in 1926 to serve in the dual role of minister and family physician. He established clinics, immunized hundreds of adults and children, set broken bones and delivered countless babies. Dr. Thomas loved the rich heritage of the Smokies and admired the integrity and pride of its people. He

worked long hours to improve the inadequate medical services and health facilities he encountered. Named in his honor, the Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1983 to help expand the range and quality of health care services available in Sevier County. The Foundation is governed by an 18-member volunteer board of directors. Dolly Parton, one of the many babies Dr. Thomas delivered, serves as honorary chair. Paint the Mountains Pink spreads the word about the importance of mammography and early detection and helps educate the community that mammograms truly save lives. The numbers are compelling. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Mammograms alone find 85-90 percent of breast cancers, and mammography can detect cancer up to two years before it is felt on a breast self-exam.

Based on these findings, the American Cancer Society recommends a yearly mammogram for women starting at age 40. However, in any given year, only 50 percent of women aged 40-85 have a mammogram. Women don’t get their annual screening because they are uninsured or have a low income or because they are uneducated regarding the importance of early detection. In Sevier County, 21 percent of women are uninsured, ranking 94 out of 95 counties in Tennessee. The cost of a mammogram for someone without insurance is around $300. Tickets are still available for the Evening of Elegance in Pink, at 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Sevierville Events Center. To purchase a ticket, call 446-9628. Your support helps ensure that lives will be saved through the early detection of breast cancer.

Bob Kesling created a home-field advantage for himself when he spoke to the Rotary Club of Farragut July 31 at Fox Den Country Club. Kesling, director of broadcasting and lead play-by-play voice for the University of Tennessee’s Vol Network, dropped several references to his predecessor – “Voice of the Vols” emeritus and Fox Den resident John Ward – into his patchwork of anecdotes and Big Orange proselytizing. The result was a win for Kesling, who drew a crowd of more than 60 to the weekly meeting. Reminiscences of Ward had the audience roaring with laughter, but Kesling also brought the house down by sharing irreverent wisdom gleaned from his father, the late Devon “Deve” Kesling. It was his dad, he said, who gave the nervous broadcaster the advice that saw him through his early days as Ward’s successor when the 1999 football season began: “Just go be yourself. Be Bob Kesling,” was what his father told him. “And that’s what I’ve tried to do,” said the one-time UT walk-on fullback. The Rotarians were eager for scoops on the football Vols, but Kesling insisted

Bob Kesling entertains members of the Rotary Club of Farragut with a lively presentation. Photo by Betsy Pickle he had no inside info on the choice for starting quarterback. He focused instead on praising the new head coach. “Butch Jones has come in and revitalized the program,” said Kesling. “He’s brought a calmness to it; he’s brought a lot of enthusiasm to it. He’s brought a work ethic to it that you won’t believe.” He said that Jones is keeping the players on their toes by mixing things up in practice and calling out players for mistakes over a microphone. “They’ve really responded to it,” Kesling said. “They hold each other accountable.”

Kesling, chair of the United Way of Greater Knoxville campaign this year, used his visit to solicit support for the organization. “I’ve been to all 46 agencies,” he said. “I’ve talked to all the agency leaders. I’ve seen the unbelievable need we have in this community to help the least and the last and the lost. We’re trying to get to $12 million. … I promise, what you give, you get back.” Rotary Club of Farragut meets at noon Wednesdays at Fox Den Country Club. For more info, visit

New look for West Knox Utility District It won’t be long before you notice a new look for the main office at West Knox Utility District. New colors will give the Lovell Road building an updated makeover with a sharp earth tone paint. The contract has been

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approved and work will begin soon. In addition, a new six-bay maintenance building to house diesel equipment and other machinery is in West Knox’s plans. Drexel Heidel, general manager, reported 83 per-

cent of work has been finished at the Water Treatment Plant and anticipates an October completion date. Heidel also updated everyone on the evaluation now underway on the Wastewater Treatment Plant. West Knox is work-

ing closely with designers to assure an environmental and neighborhood friendly plant. Wayne Hastings, assistant general manager, reported on construction projects, saying he is pleased that all are on

schedule. West Knox is offering new safety training courses to assure the best possible working conditions for its employees. In June, there were 28 new water meters set and 22 new sewer connections.


GPC enjoys trip to Kentucky By Nikki R. Lockhart

Commercial Bank’s Golden Presidential Club at Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill, Ky.

The Commercial Bank Golden Presidential Club took 33 members on a trip to Bardstown, Ky., for two days and one night of sight-seeing and entertainment. The group includes customers from Knoxville to Corbin, Ky. They had lunch at the Glitz restaurant and antique store in Nonesuch, Ky., and a delightful dinner in Bardstown on My Old Kentucky Dinner Train. The second day of the trip included a visit to the Civil War Museum before traveling to Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill for lunch. Great trips still remain on the GPC calendar for 2013: Sept. 30 to Oct. 5 – New York, Gettysburg and Amish Country, and Hershey Pa.; Oct. 18 – “To Kill a Mockingbird” at Cumberland County Playhouse; Nov. 19-21 – Nashville. Customers from all of Commercial Bank’s communities take part in these

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ÊĄ²ã  �2$�0 $$ Johnnie Creel, a founding partner of Keller Williams Realty, along with Jay McBride and Todd Johnson of TJ Development Management, cut the ribbon during last week’s grand opening ceremony for The Villas at Anchor Park in Farragut.

A new place for empty nesters By Nancy Anderson A ribbon-cutting last week officially launched the Villas at Anchor Park, an upscale duplex development in Farragut. The Villas at Anchor Park offers maintenance-free brick and stone villa-style duplex homes with high end finishes geared toward empty nesters, professionals and those who wish to downsize. Phase I includes 32 lots with 2,700 to 3,200 square foot floor plans offering 3 to 4 bedrooms and 3.5 to 4 bathrooms. Johnnie Creel with KellerWilliams Realty is the listing agent. “The market is coming back with a bang!� said Creel. “The Creel Group has the exclusive on the development and we have had phenomenal interest. “We have a fabulous location in the middle of Farragut close to Anchor Park with Turkey Creek five minutes away. “Everything you need is right here. “We expect phase one to be completely sold out in the next two years,� said Creel. An on-site sales office will open soon on Saturdays and Sundays from 2-5 p.m. to discuss units sched-

uled for completion in early October. Info: Creel, a licensed Realtor for 30 years, is a founding partner/investor of Keller Williams Realty. She is a

mult-million dollar producer, winning the Knox Area Association of Realtors 2012 gold and silver awards. She holds several Realtor designations inclouding CRS and e-PRO.

Johnnie Creel celebrates with cake and pre-sale opportunities during post ribbon-cutting party. “Everything you need is right here,� said Creel. Photos by Nancy Anderson

Summer 2013 Classes, Workshops and Events Yoga When: Tuesdays, Aug. 13 – Sept. 24 (7 weeks): 9 – 10 a.m. What: Wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a mat, yoga straps, blanket and blocks (if you have them). Cost: $70 Registration and payment deadline: Thursday, Aug. 8 Pilates Session 2: Tuesdays, Aug. 13 – 27 (3 weeks): 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Session 3: Tuesdays, Sept. 3 – 24 (4 weeks): 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. What: Pilates is a mind-body exercise that works the whole body and incorporates yoga poses in order to enhance exibility, strength and breathing. Cost: Session 2 – $30; Session 3 – $40 Registration and payment deadlines: Session 2 – Friday, Aug. 9; Session 3 – Friday, Aug. 30 Civil War Afternoon at the Movies (Farragut Folklife Museum) When: Sunday, Sept. 15: 2 p.m. What: Join the museum for a viewing of Gettysburg in the Town Hall Board Room! This war drama depicts one of the biggest events of the Civil War. Seating begins at 1:45. Cost: Free 22nd Annual Free Putt Putt Day When: Monday, Sept. 16, Noon – 9 p.m. What: Enjoy a day of free mini golf at Putt Putt Golf & Games of Farragut, located in the West End Center. Sponsored by the Town of Farragut and Putt Putt Golf & Games. All summer classes, workshops and events will be held at the Farragut Town Hall community or assembly room, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, unless otherwise stated. Hurry - classes ďŹ ll up fast!!!! 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.

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A new school family Northshore Elementary staff preps for opening By Sara Barrett Principal Susan Davis sees no strangers in the hallways of Northshore Elementary School as the new school bustles with activity a week before the start of the 2013 school year. She greets each staff member as if they have been together for years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got to pick them all,â&#x20AC;? she says, sounding like a proud mother, as she watches teachers who have come from all over Knox County move into the new school. Their experiences range from veterans of more than 20 years to brand new teachers who will start their first year of teaching next week. The staff and administration have spent some time team-building over the summer and many have already formed friendships. There is no denying the excitement and anticipation in the air. Teachers and construction workers work in harmony, the sounds of stapling paper on bulletin boards in concert with the hammering of cafeteria tables being constructed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all coming together because every single person is doing his or her part,â&#x20AC;? said Davis. And the teachers have brought backup. In almost every classroom where a

teacher is working, a spouse, friends, parents or siblings are helping out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teaching really is a family,â&#x20AC;? said one. Anna Cleland, a transplant to Northshore from Sequoyah Elementary, brought her parents along for the workday. Her father, John, hand made two cabinets for Clelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classroom so the students would have a cozy reading corner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The lively energy is very apparent,â&#x20AC;? said the teacher of the anticipation for the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inaugural year. The building has enough space for 1,200 students, with 815 expected at the start of the school year. Kindergartners will have a simple route to follow as their rooms are straight down the main hallway from the front doors. The library, gym, guidance, cafeteria, art and music rooms are all clustered in the heart of the building. The building itself is in the shape of an â&#x20AC;&#x153;H,â&#x20AC;? which helps with security, according to Davis. Both ends of every hallway are visible and easy to monitor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We already have great parent support,â&#x20AC;? said Davis, pointing to more than 350 followers on the school PTAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page. The theme for the school year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for both staff and students â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stand in My Shoes,â&#x20AC;? based on a book by the same name by Bob Sornson. Teachers and families are already discovering connec-

tions to each other and ways to help the school. Second grade teachers Lori Savage and Courtney Maynard will teach across the hall from each other. Maynard met Savage as a kindergartner, when Savage was her teacher. Sarah Pope, first year teacher, donated and planted the flowers and greenery in planters at the front entrance of the school, calling on her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family who runs a nursery to help. Jessica Greer decorated her classroom with handmade banners. She met many of the parents and

Kindergarten teacher Anna Cleland, center, makes moving into her new classroom a family activity as she gets help from her parents, John and Joy.

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Back to school time at Grace By Shannon Morris

Grace teacher Amanda Trimble (right) welcomes a student back to school. Photo by Kamey

iPads for the students By Shannon Morris

Internet in order to complete All students at Grace Chris- in-class assignments and to do tian Academy high school will research in various areas and be required to have iPads for subjects. The number of learning apps academic purposes this school available has grown by leaps year. Grace has been includ- and bounds, which makes for ing this requirement at vari- a fun new day in education. ous grade levels, but this year Teachers will be able to access marks the rst time that all and implement techniques in high school students will be on the classroom that were unthe same technological page. heard of just a few years ago. We are very excited about this By employing the devices on a facet of our students’ educa- regular basis, all students will tional experience, as the iPads become familiar with how to give our high school learners use this tool to their advantage, some tremendous advantages. even beyond their high school They will be able to access the years.

On Aug. 13, the halls and campus of Grace Christian Academy will once again be lled with students and faculty as the 2013-2014 school year begins. Some of the students will be facing a new environment as they embark upon that rst day of kindergarten, middle school or high school. Others will be starting their nal year, excited about having adventures and making memories. At Grace Christian Academy, we are anxious, as well, to see what God has in store for the upcoming academic year. This summer has been one of transition, as some key leadership positions have been lled. God has truly provided some outstanding individuals to ll those spots, and we are tremendously excited about the vision and future of this wonderful school. Along with administrative and faculty additions, Grace

is also expanding in other areas. We are providing an even stronger academic curriculum that will further enhance an already solid learning environment. In addition, our campus will be an even safer place for students to learn and socialize, as we welcome Robert Sexton to our campus as the Director

eral task forces such as the ATF, FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force. He also had responsibility over the bomb team and the hazardous materials team, which have combined to form the Special Hazards Team. In all, God continues to provide sound leadership and clear vision, and our students are the beneficiaries of this wonderful work. Grace has been building a solid tradition over the past decade, one of success in academic achievement, athletic success, and excellence in the arts. It is our goal to work with parents and of Campus Security and Safety. guardians to provide a safe Sexton has spent 35 years with and secure environment for the Knox County Sheriff’s Of- all students, and to nurture ce, where he was the fourth- their mental, spiritual, physihighest ranking ofcer. His re- cal and creative aspects. We sponsibilities were oversight of are praying for God’s continany homeland security issues, ued blessing upon our school, oversight of the gang and intel- and for each student and famligence units, and oversight of ily that will be represented the ofcers assigned to the fed- this year.

Grace gears up for football By Shannon Morris On Friday, Aug. 23, the Grace Christian Academy Rams will take to the turf once again as we launch another year of high school football! Each new season brings with it the hope of success, not only in the race for a championship but also in the mental, physical and character development of the young people who play the game. The schedule this year includes some familiar district opponents, as well as some new squads, all of whom will bring challenges, but the team is working hard in planning and preparation to be able to meet those challenges. Several special events are planned during the season. GCA’s third annual Family Night Bash is Friday, Sept. 6, beginning at 5 p.m. All families are invited to enjoy a night of fun, food, fellowship

The Grace Christian Academy football field is ready for action. Photo


and recreation through a myriad of games on the grounds, leading up to kickoff complete with a Ram Walk supporting our team to the eld. On Friday, Sept. 20, we’ll have our annual homecoming game, complete with all of the halftime festivities

that make this a special night for our Alumni and current students. We look forward to another great season and fantastic year in all sports as the school’s athletic program has already experienced unprecedented success for such a young institution.


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Students explore healthcare professions by volunteering If you’ve been to Parkwest this summer, there is a chance you’ve seen a helpful young person donning the recognizable blue Parkwest volunteer vest. These are the participants of Parkwest’s Junior Volunteer program, which invites students between 15 and 17 years of age to participate in, observe and gain first-hand knowledge of a hospital environment. “We had an outstanding group of volunteers this year,” Volunteer Services Coordinator Becky Boyd said of the 15 students representing Hardin Valley, Bearden, Lenoir City, Farragut and Roane County high schools. “They’re all very involved in their schools and communities and were eager to learn about various aspects of healthcare in a hospital setting.” During the five-week program, volunteers got the opportunity to explore various careers within the hospital. These ranged from patient-focused tasks such as escorting patients and shadowing specialists, to assisting in non-clinical areas like admissions and materials management. Sophia Cui, a rising sophomore at Hardin Valley Academy, turned 15 on the last day of eligibility to volunteer. Though she is the youngest in the group, she has big dreams of becoming either an anesthesiologist or a surgeon and believes that this experience is a good first step to achieving those dreams. “My cheeks hurt so much from smiling!” beamed Cui, after serving as a patient representative for a day. “It was fun and rewarding to work directly with the patients.” Ray Vennix was quick to echo Sophia’s sentiments. “Patient rep was definitely my favorite experience,” said the rising junior at Hardin Valley Academy. “In that role, you basically make the patient feel at home and well-cared for. It’s a good place to practice your AIDET skills,” Vennix added. AIDET is an acronym that stands for Acknowledge (the patient), Introduce (yourself), Duration (of the patient’s expected wait), Explanation (of the patient’s situation) and Thank You (for choosing Parkwest). This technique is practiced by all the volunteers and staff at Parkwest in order to communicate effectively with patients and reduce their anxiety.

First Row: Ray Vennix, Diana Hernandez, Carlie Smallwood, Jessie Smallwood; Second Row: Laura Seale, Maya Subbanna, Emily Galyon, Nitya Subbanna; Third Row: Sophia Cui, Tanzie Nguyen, Doina Musat; Fourth Row: Brianna Steffey, Shehroze Akhter and Ahsan Akhter. Not pictured: Sarah Woody.

Parkwest junior volunteer Tanzie Nguyen makes a bed in the GI Lab/Endoscopy unit.

Staff member John Lewis (L) explains to junior volunteers Emily Galyon (center) and Maya Subbanna (R) how hospital supplies are gathered in Materials Management and delivered to their respective floors.

Surgery Education Coordinator Mary Holoubek (front L) took the junior volunteers on a tour of the surgery equipment rooms and supervised them as they performed a procedure using surgical instruments on an artificial gallbladder.

Both Briana Steffey, rising junior at Hardin Valley Academy, and Tanzie Nguyen, rising junior at Farragut, are planning on going into the medical field. Steffey, whose favorite volunteer activity was working within Materials Management, would like to be a doctor in an Emergency Room or Trauma Unit one day. “You would always be challenged,” said Steffey. “And you’d never get bored.” Nguyen, whose family is originally from Vietnam, has aspirations of working in a childbirth center one day. Her favorite activity has been working in Parkwest’s Joint Center, where she shadowed Glen Daugherty, a fellow volunteer and former physical therapist. You don’t have to be set on the medical field to volunteer at Parkwest. Twin sisters Nitya and Maya Subbanna, rising juniors at Farragut, are undecided about their future careers, but are open to learning everything they can about healthcare. “I think it’s a good idea for all young people to gain experience with different professions before college,” said Maya Subbanna. She and her sister are volunteering at another area hospital in addition to Parkwest. “If I were to pursue a medical career, I think I’d want to work in labor and delivery,” said Nitya Subbanna. Junior volunteer Laura Seale, daughter of psychiatrist David R. Seale, M.D., did have one complaint about the program, saying “I didn’t like working only two times a week. I would have liked to work more!” “We are so pleased when we hear a Junior Volunteer say that this experience has inspired them to enter the healthcare industry,” said Boyd. “But it’s also important to recognize that no matter what field these students decide to pursue, they have learned invaluable customer service skills that will certainly aid them in any profession.” The process to become a junior volunteer at Parkwest begins in January with an application for consideration into the summer program. A letter of recommendation is also due by March. Applicants must be between 15 and 17 and must have completed one year of high school. Positions are limited. For more information, contact Becky Boyd at 865-373-1556 or rboyd3@covhlth. com.

Junior volunteer gets first-hand experience as ER patient Sarah Woody knows how to make an entrance. The rising senior at Roane County High School arrived at Parkwest in an ambulance for her first day at work as a junior volunteer. En route to the hospital, another driver side-swiped her vehicle, running her off the road and into a sign. Although the car was totaled, Woody sustained only minor injuries. She was promptly transported to Parkwest to be examined by doc- Sarah Woody tors. “I was really shaken,” says Woody. “But the ER doctor and nurses were really nice and helped to calm me down.” Also there to calm her was her mother,

Barbara Woody, who is a nurse in Parkwest’s Critical Care unit. Woody’s aunt and grandmother also work at Parkwest, her aunt as a ‘f loat pool’ nurse and her grandmother in the Gift Shop. Despite the accident, Woody knew she wanted to continue working as a junior volunteer. Like her mother and aunt, she is interested in nursing and says that she would prefer to work with children. “I enjoyed volunteering in different areas (at Parkwest),” she adds. “Hopefully this experience will help me decide exactly what I want to do if I go into the field of healthcare.”

Other volunteer news:

Parkwest lends a helping hand to Richard Yoakley School Parkwest employees participated in a clean-up and beautification project at Richard Yoakley School in July. Front Row (L to R): Wendy Shock, Lauren Proffitt, Leighan Romanesk, Janice McKinley, Em Cobble, Lynn Cagle, Anita Rivera, Ashley Paulson and Joda Veljkovic. Back Row (L to R): Rick Lassiter, Matthew Chadourne, Kimberly Mialback-Houk, Jamie Nance, Jason Raiford-Davis and Dejan Veljkovic.

Picture yourself helping others. Parkwest Medical Center is seeking caring individuals who enjoy giving back to be Parkwest Volunteers. If you can see


yourself in this role, Call Becky Boyd at (865) 373-1556.

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THROUGH THURSDAY, AUG. 15 Fair entry deadline The deadline for entry in competitive exhibits in the 94th annual Tennessee Valley Fair is Thursday, Aug. 15. More than 3,000 contests are offered at this year’s fair, which takes place Friday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 15. To see what’s available, visit and click “Contests” to browse the contest catalog. Categories include cakes, crafts, quilts, cows, photography, pageants, Lego builds and more. The catalog contains information on submission details and deadlines, which vary by category.


honor the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Campbell Station, is at the Farragut Folklife Museum in the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, through Friday, Nov. 22. The exhibit features a variety of items related to the battle, which was fought Nov. 16, 1863, on the land surrounding the town hall, as well as an encampment scene on the vignette in the Doris Woods Owens Gallery. Featured items, many from personal collections of community members, include guns, newspapers and letters, and a stump containing a bullet from the battle. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.


The Town of Farragut is accepting donations for its 2013 Plant-a-Tree Program through Friday, Aug. 30. Community members can remember or honor their loved ones by donating a fee between $200 and $250 that will be used to purchase a tree. Donors may choose from more than a dozen tree varieties and, with assistance from Town staff, choose a location in one of Farragut’s parks or along a Farragut greenway. A small marble commemorative plaque will be set in concrete at the base of the tree, and the Town will provide year-round, lifetime maintenance. To purchase a tree, visit, click “Online Payments,” and fill out the information form. Donors will be directed to to make payment. More info and a printable application are available by clicking Departments, Parks and Leisure Services and then Plant-a-Tree Program. For further info, contact Jay Smelser, or call 865966-7057.

THROUGH FRIDAY, AUG. 30 Featured artist Works by Bill Cook, the Town of Farragut Arts Council’s featured artist for July and August, will be on display through Friday, Aug. 30, on the second floor of the rotunda in the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Town Hall hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cook, who lives in Knoxville, started carving wood as a child before discovering clay sculpture at the University of Tennessee. He began sculpting in marble in the late 1990s. For more info on the exhibit or to access a Featured Artist of the Month application, contact Lauren Cox, 865-966-7057 or, or visit (Departments, Parks & Leisure Services, Arts & Culture).

THROUGH SATURDAY, AUG. 31 Business license renewal The deadline for renewing a Town of Farragut business privilege license is Saturday, Aug. 31. Businesses that currently hold a license can renew at no cost at (click Online Form Center). A printable form is also available on the site and may be mailed or brought to the Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934. If a business does not renew its license by Aug. 31, the license will lapse, and a new license must be obtained at a cost of $15. The license is required for every person who conducts a business that operates from a physical site located within Town limits. The license applies to all commercial, office and home-based businesses. For info, call 865-966-7057.


The Tennessee Valley Fair will offer a Lego workshop at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Farragut Branch Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. The event is free and open to all ages but is geared toward children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Participants will be introduced to the art of competitive Lego building and will enjoy hands-on building opportunities, tutorials and more. Local educators from Beyond a Brick ( will host and lead the workshop, which will help promote the fair’s Lego Extravaganza set for Sept. 7. Individuals and teams of all ages are welcome to enter for a chance to win prizes. Visit for more info.

TUESDAY, AUG. 6 Caregiver Support Group The Caregiver Support Group will meet 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 6, in Room E-224 at Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive (new room; use front covered entrance). The support group, which is affiliated with Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc., meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Anyone in the community who gives care to an elderly individual is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. For more info, call 865-675-2835.

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SATURDAY, AUG. 10 King University will host a picnic for alumni and their families from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at its Hardin Valley campus, 10950 Hardin Valley Drive. Activities will include a caricature artist, face painting and a bounce house, and lunch will be from Buddy’s Bar-b-q. The event, including food, is free. Reservations must be made by Monday, Aug. 5, to Patty Houston, or 800-6215464.

SATURDAY, AUG. 10 Holly Jacobs book signing Holly Jacobs will sign copies of her book, “The Too Little Hero,” from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Hastings, 501 N. Foothills Plaza Drive, Maryville. Jacobs, a resident of Corbin, Ky., features Samson the Seahorse, a little fellow deemed to small to go exploring in the ocean with his friends, as the protagonist of her children’s book. But when Oliver the Octopus is caught in a tight situation, everyone else may be too big to help. Samson learns that God has a plan for everyone, large or small.

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The Dixie Lee Farmers Market is open 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek (across from the theater). It is open 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 10, at Renaissance | Farragut.

The Second Saturday Concert at the Cove will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at The Cove in Concord Park, 11808 Northshore Drive. The free family-friendly event will feature a performance by Back Talk. If the concert is canceled due to inclement weather, notice will be made at and www.



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AARP Driver Safety Courses will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 7-8, at the Oak Ridge Senior Center, 228 Emory Valley Road, Oak Ridge, and Thursday and Friday, Aug. 8-9, at Asbury Place, 2848 Sevierville Road, Maryville. Anyone age 50 or over may attend. To be eligible for a discount (up to 10 percent) on auto insurance, participants must be 55 or older and complete eight hours of class time. Taught by trained AARP volunteers, the program covers such topics as age-related physical changes and declining perceptual skills and serves as a refresher course for the rules of the road, local driving problems and license-renewal requirements. To register, call Jim Norton, 865-233-3442.

The Job Resources Group will meet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive. The group provides assistance in preparing for interviews, revising resumes and finding employment.

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The Second Saturday Art Academy for Kids will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Liz-Beth & Co., 9211 Parkwest Blvd. This month, participants will learn to use oil pastels on canvas, inspired by the color studies of Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. Artist Courtney Tinder is the instructor. There is a $5 materials charge. Reservations are required at 865-691-8129 or

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THE FREEDOM TO DO EVERYTHING YOU WANT. DON’T. AND NOTHING YOU DON T. Not to brag, but living at Elmcroft is a lot like staying at a resort. All your daily chores are done for you so you’re free to enjoy yourself in any way you like. Go out or stay in. Socialize or cocoon. It’s up to you.

MONDAY, AUG. 12 ‘Back to School Bash’ Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will hold his second annual “Back to School Bash” from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at the Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Highway. Knox County students and their families will be able to get free school supplies and enjoy special activities and programs and free food. There also will be vendors offering school supplies. Approximately 4,000 people attended last year’s event, so the space and number of vendors is being increased this year.

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A large life This week we take a look at a brilliant artist who is no longer with us. Her paintings are soon to be featured in a special memorial exhibit at The Art Market Gallery in downtown Knoxville.

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Carol’s Corner Her name was Patricia Sprouls, and she lived a large life. She was born in the Bronx, but spent much of her childhood on the Isle of Capri, later living in Naples, Italy, as well as New Jersey and New York, before coming to Tennessee in 1987. Through it all, she painted. As a young woman, she was awarded “Best Foreign Art Student” in all of Italy, winning a full scholarship to Naples’ Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Trapped in Italy during World War II, she survived the bombing of her apartment building. Finally able to return to the States in 1947, she married Joe Sprouls, a former typographer who now lives in Norris, in 1948. Together they raised two children, Timothy and Cynthia.

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“She was an artist all her life,” says Joe. “Her mother was an artist, and her grandfather was a sculptor, so it just ran in the family.” She exhibited in New York City and New Jersey, and held many positions of leadership, including president of the state chapter of the American Artists Professional League and later board member of that organization at the national level. She taught at the Ridgewood Art Institute of New Jersey, one of the nation’s best community art associations. She served on the board of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in New York City, and was one of the first women to become a member of the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City, the nation’s oldest art club. Late in life, when she moved to Norris, she began to paint scenes of East Tennessee. And that brings us to the reason you need to know about this remarkable artist. The Art Market Gallery on Gay Street is preparing a special memorial exhibition in celebration of East Tennessee’s history and in conjunction with the East Tennessee History Center’s History Fair on Aug. 17. It’s titled “Painted Glimpses of Olde Knoxville,” and it features several works by the illustrious Patricia Sprouls.

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a major influence in her life. “She was a fabulous sweet lady and was always so encouraging to anyone she came in contact with,” Mills says. “She encouraged me to enter the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club annual juried exhibition.” Mills was pleased and proud to be juried in to the prestigious organization, established in New York in 1896 to support and promote the work of professional women artists. “I never would have conPainter Patricia Sprouls’ fanciful painting of the Victorian sidered entering had she not houses on 11th Street in Knoxville. Photo submitted been cheering me on. I got a fabulous trip to New York and memories to last a lifetime.” Patricia Sprouls died in 2011 at age 90, and Mills has been eager to have an exhibit of her work ever since. As for all of her mentor’s awards and distinctions, Mills says, “You’d never know. She was very unassuming. She was truly a fine lady and artist.” Joe Sprouls concurs. “She was the finest person I ever met,” he says. “She Sprouls as a young woman. loved everybody.” Photos by Joe Sprouls You can view the paintings of Patricia Sprouls and other artists from Aug. 17 to Sept. 2 at The Art Market Gallery. It’s The artist at her easel in located at 422 South Gay St., the mid-1990s. next to the Downtown Grill & Brewery, and a few doors away from Mast General Store. “Her delicately-wrought people in period dress going Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., paintings possess a wonder- about their daily lives with- Tuesday through Saturday, ful storybook quality,” says in the paintings. She often until 9 p.m. Friday, and 1 to Diana Scott-Auger, public- even had them spilling over 5 p.m., Sunday. The gallery is handicapped accessible. Info: ity co-chair for the event. the edges of the pictures!” “She illustrated local historArtist Brenda Mills, who 525-5265, artmarketgallery. ic structures, bringing them is organizing and hanging net, or back in time by including the exhibit, counts Sprouls as Market.Gallery.

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‘Fun Fun on the Farm’ at 2013 Fair By Anne Hart


t’s all about kids at the Tennessee Valley Fair this year, starting with the 2013 theme, “Fun on the Farm,” and continuing with a number of events designed to help children learn and develop new skills. Thousands of youngsters attend the Fair each year to enjoy rides and funnel cakes, but the Fair is also a great learning environment. “Fun on the Farm” will emphasize the unique mixture of amusement, agriculture and East Tennessee heritage showcased annually at the event. Some of the special activities for children will last all ten days of the fair. Among them: Kiddie Land Fun Tent – Located next to the Ponderosa Zoo, Kiddie Land features free entertainment for children 2-12, including a Thank-A-Farmer magic show, mascot parties, sing-alongs, storytelling, live arts and crafts and much more. Ag-venture Scavenger Hunt – This interactive scavenger hunt located in the livestock barns is also designed especially for children 2-12 years of age and will allow them to experience agriculture like never before. Participants will obtain a map that will lead them to

dogs amaze audiences as they flip and fly to snatch flying discs out of the air, race through obstacle courses with breathtaking speed, and launch themselves off a dock to catch a toy before it splashes into a pool of water. Spectators, children and adults alike always leave this show with smiles on their faces. The Lego Extravaganza: Tournament of Champions will be in town only on Sept. 14, starting at 11 a.m. This event, which will be held in the Kerr Building, has been wildly popular since its start in 2011. Winners from the previous tournaments are invited to return to compete for the title “Lego Extravaganza Champion 2013.” This is also an entertaining event for bystanders.

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goers are expected to visit the fair site at Chilhowee Park this year. “East Tennessee children are the future of the Fair,” says Scott Suchomski, the fair’s executive director. “We are always looking for ways to enrich the lives of children in our community through our event. Each year, we offer thousands of competitions emphasizing agriculture, arts, music and more to help children expand their interests and learn something new. We actively encourage them to get involved in the Fair and make it a lifelong tradition.” In 2012, the Tennessee Valley Fair paid more than $45,000 in premium money to area youth exhibitors. Some 3,200 contests are offered each year in diverse categories ranging from student art, livestock, photography, culinary arts, horticulture, youth talent and much more. Info: www.tnvalleyfair. org.

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T-shirts and determination By Carol Zinavage Olivia Croft, a rising 6th grader at Montgomery Ridge Intermediate School in Maryville, knows how to turn disappointment into doing. Inspired by a magazine article about kids helping others, she did some research online and was drawn to the organization Habitat for Humanity, which partners with families in need to provide simple, decent affordable housing. Olivia was ready to get involved in a big way. That’s when the 11-yearold found out she was too young to be on the job site. For safety reasons, Habitat forbids anyone under 14 to be where the action is. Olivia was disappointed by the news, but was determined to stir up some Olivia Croft, age 11, cuts donated T-shirts into rags for use on action of her own. Further Habitat for Humanity job sites. Photos by Alice Croft

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schools spread across the southern Appalachians. The organization had its beginnings in the mid 1990’s when Julie and Doug Holland, who had been saddened by what they saw in a series on WBIR-Channel 10 detailing the extreme poverty in the isolated mountains and the suffering of the children in particular, determined to do something about it. In 1996, they filled their garage with clothing for 150 children in those poverty-stricken Appalachian hamlets. The organization grew quickly, and in 1999 Emmette Thompson was hired as executive director. Since that time, Mission of Hope has grown exponentially, but the need is always greater than the available help, and both volunteers and contributions to the 501(c)(3)

The CAK middle school cheer squad and friends volunteer for Mission of Hope’s Back-to-School Backpack Campaign. For them, this means more than 160 summer service hours and 6,000 hygiene bags packed for school children in need. Pictured are: (front) Katelyn Butcher, Molly Whitener, Emma Rowan, Molly Brown, Maggie Whitener; (second row) Mollie Sterling, Reagan Campbell, Grace Roddy, Raelee Scarbrough, Kellar Smith; (third row) Amber Scruggs, Jenna Johnson, Riley Rule, Caroline Bailey, Abby Hatmaker, Rylee Jost; (back) Emmette Thompson, Joe Jenkins, Jim Friedrich, Bonnie Bayless, Kay Bradley. Not pictured are Debby Brown, Jennifer Roddy, Susie Whitener and Lisa Sterling. Photo submitted

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charity are always welcomed. Mission of Hope is a yearround program, and Thompson’s enthusiasm for his work is always contagious, but particularly so during the week when the backpacks are being readied. “We’re blessed every day,” he says with a smile. “Every day this week we will have 45 to 50 volunteers coming to help us get these kids ready for school. They will be getting backpacks and school supplies ready for more than 10,000 students in 27 schools. The need this year seems to be greater than ever before.” Looking around at a roomful of busy volunteers, stacks and stacks of backpacks and box upon box of school supplies, Thompson adds, “Mission of Hope is what has happened because of one committed woman who answered the hunger for hope with a mission. We are extremely grateful to everyone for helping extend the hope.” There are many ways to help Mission of Hope. To learn what you might do, go to www.

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About bullying Think bullying is just harmless teasing? An estimated 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students, according to the National Education Association. And Yale health researchers have found a connection between suicide – the fourth leading cause of death in children ages 10 to 14 – and bullying and being bullied. Experts say that kids themselves have the power to put a stop to bullying. Unfortunately, both victims and bystanders don’t always know the best way to handle bullying situations as they occur. “Most kids feel terrible when they see friends or classmates get bullied. They want to help, but they don’t know what to do,” says Alice Cahn, Cartoon Network Vice President of Social Responsibility. “Having strategies for these situations can help prepare children to intervene when the time comes.” With this in mind, Cartoon Net-

work launched the award-winning Stop Bullying: Speak Up in 2010 to educate kids on what to do when they see friends getting bullied. In partnership with official advisors, including staff from the US Departments of Education and Health and Human Services; and partners including CNN, The Anti-Defamation League, the Pacer Foundation, and nationally recognized academic experts, the bullying prevention campaign aims to put a stop to this common and serious problem. The pro-social campaign is offering these tips for parents and kids to help stop bullying in their schools: ■ Tell an adult: When someone gets bullied, tell a parent, teacher or trusted adult. Talking about it isn’t tattling or snitching. It’s helping someone out. ■ Be friendly: Bullying can make a victim feel alienated and lonely. Saying a few kind words to the person who has been bullied makes a huge difference.

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