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IN THIS ISSUE Huber explains Westland Cove Last week we wrote about the Emory Church Road area apartment and marina complex proposed by developer John Huber. Named Westland Cove, it would contain 12 apartment buildings, each four stories high, and a 75-boat marina. The MPC deferred rezoning until November to give Huber time to meet with neighbors. To kick start the conversation, we invited him to present the proposal here.
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Foodies’ delight The food choices were delicious and plentiful. The weather was incredible. The beer and wine were flowing, and the Chillbillies kept the tunes cranked up. Taste of Turkey Creek hit the success button on all levels, especially when the dollars were counted and $10,000 was presented to The Pat Summitt Foundation, which raises money to fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
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Moving violations Campaign to end texting while driving kicks off at Farragut High By Sherri Gardner Howell If you want to know who is teaching young drivers to text while driving a car, don’t bother looking at peer pressure as the main culprit. Look instead at a “P” a little closer to home. Parents. In an early morning Driver’s Education class on Sept. 19 at Farragut High School, almost every
hand in the room shot up when Alan Hill, a representative from AT&T, asked: “How many of your parents text while driving?” The setting for the discussion was more than informational. A national campaign kicked off Thursday to try to make progress in ending texting and driving. Called It Can Wait, the campaign is encouraging drivers across the country to take a pledge to never text and drive. At Farragut, one of three high schools visited by representatives from AT&T, the message from Hill and AT&T Pioneers JoAnne Lane and Juli Whitehead was also for
Kortney Halliburton goes to the itcanwait.com website to take the pledge to not text while driving. The Farragut High School sophomore heard a presentation in Driver’s Ed as part of a national campaign that kicked off last week. Photos
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Talent of West Knox band is less than subtle
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Tennova wins rezoning battle The pressure cooker has whistled on the stewing battle between Tennova and West Hills residents. Council voted 5-3-1 to rezone 60 acres of the 100-acre Waterhouse farm on Middlebrook Pike. West Hills’ own district council member, Duane Grieve, made the motion for rezoning, and Sandra Clark puts the vote into political context.
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Speak up or shut up Knox County Schools will hold a series of community meetings to learn what’s good, what’s not and what’s next for the school system. All are open and begin at 6 p.m.: Oct. 3 – South-Doyle Middle School (3900 Decatur Road): Oct. 7 – Carter Middle School (204 North Carter School Road) Oct. 15 – Farragut High School (11237 Kingston Pike) Oct. 21 – Karns High School (2710 Byington-Solway Road) Oct. 24 – Halls Elementary (7502 Andersonville Pike) Oct. 29 – Austin-East Magnet High School (2800 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue) Child care and light refreshments will be provided. Info: knoxschools2020.org/.
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Subtle Clutch members Jonathan Bailey, Devin Badgett, Briston Maroney and Eli Fox perform at the Cook Loft on Gay Street. The young band, which has created a social media buzz, will open for Johanna Divine at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens. Photo by Wendy Smith
By Wendy Smith They may not be old enough to drive, but that won’t keep Devin Badgett, Jonathan Bailey, Eli Fox and Briston Maroney from their upcoming musical gigs. They make up the band Subtle Clutch. In spite of their youth – all are 14, except for Briston, who is 15 – the boys cause a stir wherever they play. It’s no wonder, since they perform with a passion and level of sophistication that doesn’t normally come along until adulthood. Jonathan plays the guitar and mandolin. Eli plays the banjo, dobro and harmonica. Devin plays the guitar and ukulele and shares vocal responsibilities with Briston, who also plays guitar. They are most easily classified as a blue-
grass band, but their repertoire includes covers of radio favorites like “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons and “Gone, Gone, Gone” by Phillip Phillips. The history of the band is, of course, brief. Devin, Eli and Briston have been friends since their middle school days at the Episcopal School of Knoxville. They performed together for the first time in April when Eli organized a fundraiser for WDVX as part of a school project. In June, while Briston was out of town, Eli’s friend Jonathan joined him and Devin for a street performance on Market Square. The boys made such an impression that they were asked to take the stage at the Kuumba Festival, which was happening the same
day. Jonathan has been part of the group since then. Their quick fingers belie their musical experience. Briston, who began strumming the guitar at age 6, has played the longest. Jonathan has played guitar for four years and the mandolin for two. Eli began picking the banjo two years ago, and Devin has played guitar for less than two years. Their music may be soulful, but if they’ve suffered, it’s mostly from hitting the books. All four attend private schools. Jonathan attends CAK; Eli attends Webb School of Knoxville, and Briston attends Knoxville Catholic High School. Devin attends McCallie School in Chattanooga. Their soulful sound comes from listening to other artists, Devin
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We asked and you responded. This story touches off a multiweek series called “Thank you, teacher!” Here’s the deal: Teachers call and talk anonymously – because all who spoke to us are palpably fearful about repercussions – about issues facing Knox County Schools. Due to the tremendous response, we’re giving you a quick highlight of what we’ve heard and asking quick questions. In the coming weeks, we are going to delve into specific issues in depth.
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fall and spring. What’s right? “Fabulous teachers and principals, all concerned about students.” What’s wrong? Over-testing. Said the rubric for teacher evaluation has 19 “indicators,” each with 3-8 “descriptors.” One assistant principal frankly admitted not understanding the evaluation language. A 27-year teacher said there’s too much change, too quickly. “I don’t have a problem with Common Core, but what they are asking teachers and principals to do is literally impossible.” Sees a disconnect between the schools To page A-4
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A-2 â€˘ SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 â€˘ Shopper news
5,000-plus Free Flu Shot Saturday gets folks ready for the season Farragut High School was the busiest location for Free Flu Shot Saturday on Sept. 14, giving out a total of 1,549 shots and raising $9,924.46 for the Empty Stocking Fund. Totals for the day were 5,102 East Tennesseans receiving the flu vaccinations and $23,411.73 raised for the Knoxville News Sentinelâ€™s Empty Stocking Fund.
Each fall for the past 19 years, free influenza immunizations have been offered to East Tennesseans on Free Flu Shot Saturday, a oneday event intended to limit the impact of flu among all age groups and provide those in need the opportunity to be immunized. Free Flu Shot Saturday is also the biggest annual fundraiser for the News Sentinelâ€™s Empty Stocking Fund, a charity providing 3,600 food baskets and toys to the communityâ€™s underprivileged during the holiday season. At Farragut High School, area Rotary and Interact
clubs were the major volunteers, with University of Tennessee student nurses giving the shots. In addition to Farragut, the shots were given at Austin-East Magnet High School, Carter High School, Halls High School, West High School and SouthDoyle Middle School. The primary sponsor of the News Sentinel Free Flu Shot Saturday is BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, along with donations and aid from Summit Medical Group and the Knox-area Rotary Clubs. â€“ Sherri Gardner Howell
Missy Speaks is all smiles as she receives a flu shot from Margaret Heins at Farragut High School during Free Flu Shot Saturday. Photos by Justin Acuff
Ryan Wiberley receives a flu shot from Erin Conley.
Matt Wenger, Molly Rodabaugh and Nicole Kalister with the Farragut High School Interact Club help distribute the consent forms for the flu shot.
Olivia Herrell, Audra Dudak and Orly Berry take a break from preparing the flu shots to pose for a photo.
Rotary Club of Farragut member and past president Bruce Williamson helps collect donations for the Empty Stocking Fund. Mary Beth Nehls gets her arm prepped for the flu shot by Laura Engel.
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Foodies’ delight Taste of Turkey Creek is hit on every level The food choices were delicious and plentiful. The weather was incredible. The beer and wine were flowing, and the Chillbillies kept the tunes cranked up. Taste of Turkey Creek hit the success button on all levels, especially when the dollars were counted and $10,000 was presented to The Pat Summitt Foundation, which raises money to fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The event was hosted by the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek with the Cole Neuroscience Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center as the presenting sponsor. Advance ticket sales
Sherri Gardner Howell FARRAGUT FACES numbered almost 500 and estimates were that approximately 750 attended the event, held in the parking lot at Pinnacle, between Fleming’s and Bonefish Grill. Food from 18 restaurants located in Turkey Creek offered everything from main entrees to desserts. Attendees could enjoy a walk-around fashion show, bid on silent auction items and dance to the music of The Chillbillies. Rumor has it the event will now be an annual affair. And why not!
The grand lady wasn’t there in person, but many who attended had her well-being on their minds, including Lisa McMahan, who called the Pinnacle office to volunteer to help when she heard the event was raising money for the Pat Summitt Foundation.
Contemplating the food choices at Taste of Turkey Creek is 1-year-old Ethan King. He is the son of Cory and Lacey King.
Taste of Turkey Creek was held on Sept. 13, but it was the day after that was on the mind of Niki Daves, center. The bride-tobe was getting married on Saturday, Sept. 14, and brought her attendants to enjoy Taste of Turkey Creek. With her are Miranda Szad, left, and the future bride’s mother, Kim Hughes, right. Photos by Sherri Gardner Howell
these teens to help spread the message. “Ninety percent of teens who text while driving say they would stop if a friend in the car asked them to stop,” said Lane. “And it will work on your parents, too. If you ask them not to text while driving, most of them will stop.” State Rep. Ryan Haynes visited the presentation at Farragut as well with a reminder for the students that te x t i ng while drivRep. Haynes ing is not only dangerous, it’s illegal. “It is a crime to text while you are driving. I know we are all guilty of it, but it is not worth it,” said Haynes. “Just don’t do it. Whatever that text says really is not all that important.” The percentages and numbers show the expectations of teens in this world of immediate gratification. Stats showed that 89 percent of teens expect a response to a text they have sent within five minutes. The percentage who say their parents text and drive was 77.
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Lane told the class that one of the challenges in convincing people not to text and drive is that people are so used to texting that they think a response only takes seconds. “If you are driving 55 miles per hour, taking your eyes off the road for five seconds – which is the length of time it takes to text – is equivalent to driving blindfold down the length of a football field,” said Lane. The National Safety Council has found that 100,000-plus crashes every year involve texting and driving. Those in the class were allowed to turn their phones on at the end of class to go to the website and take the pledge. AT&T representatives also passed out orange “thumb bands” for the teens to wear to remind them not to text while driving. Info: campaign: www. ItCanWait.com.
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Subtle Clutch will open for Johanna Divine on Sept. 26 at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens and perform at the Dogwood Arts Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival next April. They don’t dream of filling a stadium – yet – but Eli would love to perform at the Square Room. Briston hopes to work on an album soon. Devin just wants to keep playing. “We’re just trying to make people happy and get our music out there,” he says. For information: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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government Who follows Burchett? Is Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett really running for U.S. Senator? This writer thinks eventually he will not do so, but Burchett continues to discuss the prospect in terms which suggest a run is possible if not probable.
This column will not deal with whether a U.S. Senate run by Burchett is wise or not. (I am a donor to Sen. Lamar Alexanderâ€™s campaign). However, talk of Burchett running has reached the point where those who might want to be county mayor should start listening and taking notes either for 2014 or 2018 when Burchett is term limited. Burchett running for a second term as county mayor is a very winnable race for him despite opposition from many in the business community. No one has stepped up to take him on from either the Republican or Democratic side nor are they likely to do so. However, if Burchett runs for U.S. Senate, he would have to abandon a re-election campaign for mayor as a practical matter if not a legal matter. That decision would have to be made by this February for the May county primary in 2014. So who would run for county mayor if Burchett is no longer seeking a second term? Lots of names come to mind and my listing of them does not indicate a preference. County Commissioner R. Larry Smith is a threat to many vacancies and county mayor would be no exception. County Commissioner Mike Hammond who has thought of such a race in the past might run this time. Would County Commissioner Richard Briggs drop his race for state senator to seek the county mayorâ€™s position? Briggsâ€™ senate campaign has failed to pick up steam at this point. In a county mayorâ€™s contest with 3 or 4 candidates, the winner only needs 35 percent of the vote, while in a two-way race for state
senator, the winner needs 50.1 percent of the vote. New County Commission chair Brad Anders may also be a prospect. Craig Leuthold was thrilled to be the appointed trustee and will seek a full term for trustee. Would County Clerk Foster Arnett, who has considered such a race in the past, reconsider with Burchett out of the picture? Possible. Would new county school board chair Lynne Fugate seek the top county office to promote education? Dean Rice on Burchettâ€™s staff might take a hard look at it if the boss is running for U.S. Senate. State Reps. Ryan Haynes and Harry Brooks are possibilities. Well-known citizens who could do the job if they held it and who might be encouraged include Republican business owner and education aide to the governor, Randy Boyd, and Legacy Parks director Carol Evans. Both could secure the funding for a countywide campaign. Do the Democrats have anyone who could win? Doubtful. Mayor Rogero would not abandon her city job when she seems a strong bet for a second term although it would be a $24,000 a year pay raise for her if she won it. Former county executive Tommy Schumpert has no interest. State Rep. Gloria Johnson would be a prospect, along with former State Rep. Wayne Ritchie. He would appeal to more Republicans than Johnson, but Johnson may want a second term as state rep. Ritchie seems content to practice law, but he would be a viable candidate if he ran. â– If Johnson wins a second term as state rep she becomes vested in the legislative retirement plan which gives her a lifetime pension at age 55 of at least $250 a month increasing annually depending on how many years she serves. As a legislator, she does not have to contribute to her legislative retirement while she does have to contribute to her teacherâ€™s retirement as well as social security. â– State Rep. Joe Armstrong seems happy being the other Democratic state representative and does not aspire to other positions. He is the senior Knox legislator in either party in our 10-member delegation. Bill Dunn is the senior Republican.
POLITICAL NOTES â– Third/4th District Democratic Club will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road. Guest speaker: state Rep. Gloria Johnson.
A-4 â€˘ SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 â€˘ Shopper news
Tennova wins Middlebrook rezoning The pressure cooker has whistled on the stewing battle between Tennova and neighborhood groups.
Council voted 5-3-1 to rezone 60 acres of the 100acre Waterhouse farm on Middlebrook Pike to office. The land backs up to West Hills where most of the opposition centered. Council members Nick Pavlis, Brenda Palmer, Finbarr Saunders, Duane Grieve and George Wallace prevailed. Nick Della Volpe, Daniel Brown and Mark Campen lost. Marshall Stair abstained because his law firm represents Tennova. Rocky Swingle organized the opposition. He presented a petition with 699 signatures and brought residents from the Oakwood area who will lose their hospital, the former St. Maryâ€™s, once a re-
placement is built. It was a night of high emotion. Swingle told Council their vote would be remembered. It was a lame threat. There is an election underway right now. Della Volpe and Brown have opponents. Both voted no. Grieve and Pavlis are unopposed. Both voted yes. What would have happened had Swingle simply qualified with 25 signatures to oppose Grieve? It likely would have meant a loss for Tennova. Elections matter, and those who care about preserving their neighborhoods should field candidates. In case you want to remember the vote, hereâ€™s the Shopperâ€™s handy guide: Daniel Brown: â€œFor me, this council has to show leadership. I donâ€™t want to see everything move to West Knoxville. We have to do whatâ€™s best for the city.â€? Mark Campen: â€œI cannot support this because of the loss of retail sales and jobs (in North Knoxville). â€Ś Seems thereâ€™s more interest in profits than people.â€? Nick Della Volpe:
Thank you, teacher! and the central office. Adds that so many teachers have submitted retirement applications that the state retirement board is telling Knox County teachers it will take three months to process the paperwork. Several teachers â€“ young and old â€“ told us they would either retire or leave the profession if they could. One teacher says principals were told last year that the reason their evaluation scores were so low was because principals have been rating teachers â€œtoo high,â€? and â€œto do a better job scoring the rubric until you improve (or else) principalsâ€™ scores will continue to be low.â€? Adds this has caused unintended consequences, such as pitting principals against teachers because of the evaluations. â€œHow can you work together when people are being judged by each other?â€? Hmm. We thought these evaluations werenâ€™t supposed to be punitive. Another teacher said her school has lost 5 excellent teachers and a mid-career teacher recently quit because her doctor said the stress of testing was affecting her health. All evaluations are unannounced this year. One says the handbook for evaluations had specific criteria for levels 1, 3 and 5. Not so for 2 and 4. Unverified rumor (supposedly from a former administrator back to classroom but still on principal email list) to gear back on evalua-
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tions this year as funds are limited. â€œIt would take Jesus or Dumbledore to score a 5.â€? A teacher said Knox County is using a form previously used for disciplinary reasons called a Conference of Concern for those who score a 2 or below. â€œThe general saying is you are guilty until proven innocent and that you are a poor teacher until you prove otherwise. Itâ€™s causing a high level of stress. â€œTeachers are afraid. There is pressure. There are repercussions.â€? One complained about students evaluating the teachers. One question reads: Does your teacher PUSH you? This means challenge you academically, but it could mean push you down. Paging English 101. A teacher says there are potentially 100 different aspects of a lesson, impossible for a teacher to include all in every lesson. Said evaluation rubric has good points, but we rushed into using it, â€œflying the plane while building it.â€? One teacher was marked down for clutter in the classroom â€“ materials for an upcoming science lesson. Others were marked down for wasting time between lesson components, passing out papers, etc. Multiple teachers talked about the difficulty getting kids into special ed, saying these kids lower test scores for the grade â€“ and
â€œThis decision has tremendous implications and will really affect the center city and the lives of people.â€? Duane Grieve: â€œThis is a land use issue.â€? Brenda Palmer: â€œIâ€™m not a cheerleader for Tennova or West Hills. It frightens me that we could have a big box store on this property.â€? Nick Pavlis: â€œThis is a
tough issue, but itâ€™s a land use issue.â€? Finbarr Saunders: â€œThat land will be developed.â€? George Wallace: â€œThis is a land use and private property rights issue. ... The developer is willing to set aside 40 percent of the property for a buffer; usually the buffer is 25 feet.â€?
GOSSIP AND LIES â– Attorney John King has found a way around City Councilâ€™s 5-minute rule. He just handed his remarks to Duane Grieve, who read for more than 30 minutes before the Tennova vote. â– NPR reports a low favorable rating for Obamacare, but when the question is posed as the Affordable Health Care Act, the percentage rises sharply. Maybe the president should change his name to Barack Affordable. â– Victor Ashe missed the most obvious successor to Tim Burchett. Stacey Campfield followed Burchett into the state House and then into the state Senate. Can you say Mayor Stacey?
the teacher. Lack of planning time. One teacher said planning time is needed to contact parents, meet with or talk with parents, plan lessons, meet with grade level teachers. Now the time is developed to meeting with â€œcoachesâ€? and â€œmentorsâ€? and â€œlead teachers.â€? Hmm. We thought PLCs were going to solve that. Principals are also losing planning time. They are so busy with evaluations they have no time to talk. A middle school related arts teacher says 30 minutes a day have been chewed out of schedule for intervention, which fewer than 10 percent of students even need. The rest are put into â€œenrichment,â€? which lacks structure and is simply required to be â€œrigorous and support the Common Core.â€? The teacher adds, â€œI teach an enrichment class every day even though I canâ€™t tell you what that is.â€? Said the related arts time allotment is not uniform countywide. Kids have to split time â€“ get 1/2 as much â€“ art, computer, music, band, phys-ed, etc. â€œWe were told we are not allowed to tell parents that they can say, â€œI donâ€™t want my kid in an intervention class.â€? Not allowed? If itâ€™s such a good idea, no one would fear anybody opting out of it. A 40-year middle school teacher says a sizable majority of teachers, principals and custodians all care about what they do, â€œdo it because they have a calling, because they want to and itâ€™s important to them.â€? Adds that most teachers
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’ROUND TOWN ■ Break it down: Yesterday was the first day of fall, so let’s talk Fall Break. The town of Farragut is offering four fall break camps at town hall, hosted by Bricks 4 Kidz, that should be popular with Lego-crazy kids. Morning sessions on Oct. 17 and 18 will build on the popular Lego Minecraft and the afternoon sessions on those days will explore the world of superheroes. Children can attend one session or any combination. The camps are designed for ages 5-13, and the cost is $30 per child for each camp. Check the town’s website for details.
Huber talks about Westand Cove By Sandra Clark Last week we wrote about the Emory Church Road area apartment and marina complex proposed by developer John Huber. Named Westland Cove, it would contain 12 apartment buildings, each four stories high, and a 75-boat marina. The Knoxville/Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission deferred rezoning until November to give Huber time to meet with neighbors. To kick start the conversation, we invited him to present the proposal here: “Thanks for taking the time to talk. I wanted to contact you about a great new community we are proposing on Emory Church Road at Westland Drive and I-140 named Westland Cove. It will consist of gated, high end, Class-A apartment homes and a marina with covered docks tied together with wildlife conservation lands and a new greenway system,” Huber wrote. “We have been working on the property with the owners since February of this year. In this development, we have focused on the Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan, tree preservation buffers, wildlife conservation easements, creating public access to unused park land and the prevention of sprawl. “The site is unique. It is divided by interstate I-140, divided again by a Knox County Road (Emory Church Road), and divided again by Sinking Creek. It is bordered by a railroad line, diced up with utility easements, and has topography issues as well. (This gets back to all the “easy” land having already been developed in Knoxville!) “The good news is that we have developed a responsible plan that treats the property in an environmentally respectful manner while still offering some relief to the high housing demand in the area. “The MPC staff is recommending approval for the project, and here is why: ■ Nearly 25 percent of the property will be placed into a never-to-be-developed conservation easement ■ The greenway plan creates a connection across our land to an effectively landlocked 80+ acres of Knox County Parks and Recreation land ■ The design respects the clustering of homes which allows for the conservation of environmentally sensitive lands and preservation of our valley’s ridges and hillsides ■ The proposal provides an “anti-sprawl” demonstration in an area that houses over 40,000 people in a 3-mile radius and over 100,000 people in a 5-mile
radius on a very small footprint. “We are request ing a rezoning from Agricultural to Planned Residential John Huber at 5 units per acre (low density) and approval for 328 Class A apartment homes and a small marina. Per the recommendations of the Hillside and Ridgetop Protec-
tion Plan and MPC staff, we have concentrated the density onto the flatter portions of the property, hence creating a nearly 20-acre buffer/conservation area around the property. I believe this development is at the heart of the Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan that the public, MPC staff, MPC, County Commission and City Council worked so hard on and adopted in early 2012 as the needed direction for development. “Apartment homes are
inherently anti-sprawl and well suited for this project. Were you aware that a typical single family home subdivision design would only yield about 6 homes in the same space we are able to house 28 families? By including Class A apartment homes in our Westland Cove development, we are able to create the best of both worlds. ... Meet the need for housing in an incredibly popular and accessible area of West Knoxville and conserve a large portion of the
woodland that is one of our county’s greatest assets. “We are in the process of setting up a public meeting to be held at Shoreline Church on Westland Drive the week of Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 to seek input from the community. “We currently are in the design phase of an informative website for the people who cannot attend the public meeting. It will be live in about a week and a half. Domain name is www.WestlandCove.com/.”
■ Get your freak on: Businesses still have time to register for Freaky Friday Fright Night, one of the largest family events in the Farragut area. The town is soliciting groups and businesses to reserve treat stations for the Friday, Oct. 25, event. Groups will pass out candy and goodies from 5-7 p.m. at Mayor Bob Leonard Park on Watt Road. The deadline for reserving a treat station is Monday, Oct. 7, or until all spots are full. Info: www.townoffarragut.org/ freakyfriday. ■ Upcoming at Town Hall: Tuesday, Sept. 24. Visual Resources Review Board, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen, 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26. Farragut/Knox County Schools Education Relations Committee, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. Farragut Beautification Committee, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. Farragut Parks and Athletics Council, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. Farragut Arts Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. Economic Development Committee, 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2.
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A-6 • SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 • Shopper news
Claim a seat at a Saturday shrine Readers are very impor- main free. tant. You are our reasons for Now and then, a reader writing. Response is appre- does something. One sent ciated. okra. The latest shock was a handsome gift book. It is “Saturday Shrines – College Football’s Most Hallowed Grounds.” The Sporting News did Marvin the coffee-table ornament West a few years ago but it is new to me. The dust cover is Shields-Watkins Field and a packed Neyland Stadium. My first thought was ‘Wow!” Some readers applaud, Later, in the fine print, I a few offer coaching tips, learned there were 16 other some just say they are out dust covers featuring 16 there, ready and waiting for other shrines, so designed next week. There are occa- to sell more books at $24.95. sional words of praise, only The segment about Tenslightly exaggerated. Sev- nessee, starting on page eral readers have said thank 154, is OK. It touches most you for information or en- of the bases – Gen. Robert tertainment on the cheap. R. Neyland, checkerboards, They have noticed that in Peyton Manning, Volunteer this economic squeeze, the Navy, memorable moments, Shopper and its website re- winning streaks and a few
this coach, despite repeated interruptions for military duty, produced 173 victories out of 215 games. He put Vanderbilt in its place and never lost to the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant. He was a conservative fundamentalist in the truest sense and also a visionary who invented little things to make winning easier. From a pick-up rocky beginning, the playing surface, through the years, has been nurtured like a golf course, then rudely covered with plastic, then wisely restored to natural greenness. The building has been generally maintained, enlarged eight times, enhanced and redecorated. From peak capacity of 104,079, it has been shrunk in favor of more elites and fewer commoners. Back in the old days, exu-
berant fans several times stormed the field and tore down goalposts. Last I recall was mid-September 1998, after the dramatic overtime victory over Florida. Some think that was the best game ever at the great ballpark. So, where is all this stuff going, in praise of readers and the Saturday shrine? If you have never been to Neyland Stadium, Saturday is a good time to go. The foe is South Alabama of the Sun Belt Conference. It is not to be confused with the real Alabama of national championship fame. South Alabama will provide more than necessary competition but won’t cause over-crowded conditions. Tickets will likely be available in the stadium vicinity, perhaps at discounted prices. Popcorn and the
UT band, the Pride of the Southland, will be just as good as at main events. If you go, arrive early and soak up the scene. Recall whatever you remember from reading “Legends,” the interesting book about the all-time greats. Consider these add-ons: The Volunteers have won 79 percent of their home games. Eighteen old Vols are enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. Seventy-two allAmericans have played in orange shirts, one in black, none in gray. Epic battles have been fiercely fought on that field. Combatants have endured contusions, knee aches and severe body blows. Blood, sweat and tears have dripped and spilled. Indeed, it is hallowed ground.
day school, to name a few). But until now, I had never stopped to consider one fact. The “sons of God” (read: angels) had noticed the daughters of men because they were “fair.” Presumably, those daughters were Cross produced by child-bearing Currents women, right? So why did Lynn the angels fail to notice the Pitts fair women of that earlier generation? I’m just asking. The phrase “it came to pass” occurs in the King James Version of the Bible I’m headed somewhere 428 times, by actual count else with this, but bear with (thank you, Strong’s Conme a moment while I ponder cordance). The passage a side issue of the above- quoted above is the first time it appears. Frequently, quoted Bible verse. I have read this pas- when I read those words, sage many times, in many I am reminded of the old translations and many dif- black woman who was asked ferent contexts (Bible stud- what her favorite Bible verse ies, private devotions, Sun- was.
She didn’t even have to stop and think about it. She replied, “And it came to pass.” Her questioner, puzzled by her answer, said, “And why is that?” “Because,” she explained emphatically, “I would hate to think it had come to stay!” The truth is, as Frost so poetically reminded us, that nothing comes to stay. (Well, maybe rent and taxes!) Rainbows share their beauty for scant moments. Leaves turn and fall. Great castles fall into ruin. Our loved ones die. We age and realize that our future is now shorter than our past. So the wise words “This, too, shall pass” are both threat and promise. On Sept. 30, 1859, Abraham Lincoln, in an address before the Wisconsin State
Agricultural Society in Milwaukee, made this statement: “It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words ‘And this, too, shall pass away.’ How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!” From the Sufi poets to our greatest president, the wisdom flows in our direction: Live. Enjoy. Pay attention. Give. Forgive. Forget. Accept. Remember. Abide. Love. “And the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13: 13 NRSV)
paragraphs about the unforgettable Arkansas game of 1998. What the book did best was remind me of what we have here and what we too often take for granted. What we have is one of the greatest arenas in the world, almost perfectly located between the Tennessee River and The Hill, historic center of campus no matter where it sprawls. There are mountains as a backdrop, a very high-tech video board, more than enough seats for the multitudes, and fancy enclosed quarters for the rich and famous. The stadium has the best possible name, Neyland, for the godfather who transformed routine blocking and tackling into a great success story that became a genuine tradition. Between 1926 and 1952,
It came to pass And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. (Genesis 6:1-2 KJV) Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower, But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf, So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. (“Nothing Gold Can Stay,” Robert Frost) This, too, shall pass away. (Persian Sufi poets)
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Shopper news • SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 • A-7
Bargains, treasures at First Baptist Concord The biannual Fall Children’s Consignment Sale is on the books for First Baptist Concord. Time to start saving clothes for spring! The sale is designed to provide quality clothing for children, raise money for different mission groups and give consignors a place to sell their products. Consignors are encouraged to donate anything left at the end of the sale to Mission of Hope. The fall event brought out hundreds of shoppers who found shelves stocked with everything from clothing to toys, books, baby beds and games.
Harpists share heavenly stories By Wendy Smith
Above, Susan Hayes and her daughter, Bella, age 9, look for dresses for the upcoming holidays while shopping at the consignment sale at First Baptist Concord. Photos by S. Barrett
Farragut Middle School student Lanie Conaway decides the cardigan she tried on is a winner.
FBC sale consignor Sarah Starling helps stock the racks during her shift at the event.
Money matters in spiritual life By Ashley Baker A ministry about money? For more than 35 years, Crown Financial Ministry has worked to show that a spiritual life doesn’t end at the church door but needs to be integrated into everyday life. The nonprofit, which is headquartered in Knoxville for many of its divisions and Atlanta for its global services, has a mission of helping people and businesses integrate Christian values into business practices, debt reduction and financial decision-making. They offer economic analysis and advice based on Christian principles. Shawna Wade is area manager for Crown Financial Ministry, which has its main office on Market Square. She says she works to help people transform
their lives in the area of personal finance, career and business. Wade says her own personal experiences helped her that Shawna Wade see there is a fundamental connection between the Christian faith and financial matters, which is the lesson she hopes to share with her clients. Crown Financial counselors work with individuals, churches and businesses, often using the worldwide ministry’s printed and video materials, such as Career Direct, MoneyLife Financial Study and Financial First Aid. Wade was working as a
mortgage broker when she was robbed of a significant amount of money. It was a turning point for her. “I was giving it my best effort and was working crazy hours,” she said. “But things weren’t making sense. I realized I was tying my self-worth to how much I was making.” What she wanted to do was find value in God and not in the amount of money in her bank account, said Wade. “I had to embrace a more biblical view of money.” Wade now uses her experience and the Crown Financial tools to help others who want to learn how they can serve the world by living God’s design for themselves. The ministry was founded by Larry Burkett in 1976 and is now led by CEO Chuck Bentley, who joined
Crown Financial Ministries in 2000. Robert Dickie III, is the president of the ministry. Crown Financial Ministries has served more than two million people and has provided seven million resources in the United States. These resources have helped 80,000 pastors and 125,000 U.S. churches, 22,000 businesses, 3,300 ministries, as well as 2,150 colleges and schools. “Freedom to serve the Lord financially as well as spiritually comes when we realize all we have been blessed with is the Lord’s,” says Wade. Contact: Shawna Wade at swade@crown. org. The company website is Crown.org.
When hospice patients hear Karin Gunderson play the harp, they often begin conversations with loved ones who have passed on. The harp, says Gunderson, opens the veil between here and heaven. If there is an instrument that could open the gates of heaven, it’s the harp. Karin, who has spent the last 11 years ministering to hospice patients with her harp and lovely voice, performed last week at Messiah Lutheran Church. She was accompanied by her daughter, Joy, who also sings and plays the harp. Karin plays a Celtic, or folk, harp. It weighs just 27 pounds, which allows her to carry it from room to room as she ministers to critical care patients. Joy plays a grand pedal harp, which weighs almost as much as she does. Because she typically performs with symphonies, she needs a large instrument to balance a big group, Karin says. Karin urged her audience to sit up close to partake of the health benefits that come from the vibrations of the harp. The instrument regulates heart rate and blood pressure and even increases oxygen in the blood, she says. The sound also provides relaxation and renewal. “If you need an after-supper nap, go ahead and take it,” she told the audience. “My patients do.” Singing songs of faith is a passion that Karin passed on to Joy, who began studying the harp at age 8. She was a member of the Phoenix Youth Symphony and played with two other symphonies while attending St. Olaf College. She graduated in May and plans to pursue a career in church music. The duo performed hymns like “It is Well with My Soul” and classical pieces like “Premiere Arabesque” by Debussy. In between songs, Karin shared stories of her work with hospice patients. You couldn’t work in a hospice setting without realizing there’s another active realm, Karin says. She estimates that she’s played for 25,000 critically ill patients and their families. In addition to having conversations with deceased loved ones, dying patients often see angels. She knows they’re seeing celestial beings when they look at the ceiling in wonder and ask for their glasses. They always say the angels are dancing, she says. They also talk to Jesus. One former school teacher spoke to him as if he were a student, she reports. “She said, ‘Now, Jesus, you just stay right there and don’t you move.’” Another aspect of her ministry is allaying fears about death. Family members often regret not being with their loved one when they pass away, but she assures them that they were not alone. “When it’s time to go, it’s so amazingly peaceful,” she says.
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A-8 • SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 • FARRAGUT Shopper news
Little books inspired
by big stories The students in Wendie Love’s art class at Farragut High School recently met with the 3rd graders in Bobi King’s class at Farragut Intermediate School for some inspiration.
Farragut Intermediate 3rd grader Kim Eyrin loved the sparkly accents her Farragut High buddy, Conner Deakins, added to one of the illustrations in her book.
The 3rd graders were given complete creative freedom to write a story, long or short, about anything. “It’s not often that they aren’t given rules to follow, so they were very excited,” said King. Each of King’s students was paired with a high school student to share their story. After the high school students listened to the stories, they went back to class and created handmade books for their young muses. The storylines varied. Hank Devault wrote about Hank Aaron and Jackie Robinson. Ava Grace Thompson wrote a story about “three girls who get whisked off to a magical land.” Noah Techtmann wrote about a boy living in an orphanage who begins hearing strange noises outside. He discovers three dragons causing a ruckus, and the boy goes to live with them. “I like to write books about dragons,” said Noah. After about three weeks, the art students returned
Farragut Intermediate School 3rd grader Tessa Schlomer liked the book she was given so much, she asked the artist, Farragut High art student Maddie Rose, to autograph it.
to the intermediate school and met King’s students on the playground to give them their books. King’s students were visibly anxious while waiting for the older students to arrive. The 3rd graders had mixed reactions but they all were positive. Some smiled and quietly looked through their book, some asked art student questions about the work, and some even jumped up and down. Farragut High art student Katie Templeton created a book for Ava Grace, who wrote about the three girls going to a magical land. “This has been a fabulous experience,” said Templeton. “Being able to use a kid’s story to create something … it makes you be a kid again.”
Farragut High art student Katie Templeton looks at one of the finished books with Farragut Intermediate 3rd grader Ava Grace Thompson. nected recently at the Concord Yacht Club on Northshore Drive. Students from Bearden, Farragut and West high schools and Bearden and Farragut middle ■ Sailors unite at schools converged partly for preparation of an upcoming Yacht Club regatta and partly to enjoy Local sailing clubs con- the breeze off the water in the late-summer heat. Many of the younger students hugged their high school counterparts before skipping down the sidewalk back to class.
Students from the University of Tennessee’s sailing team lead the group, giving younger folks a chance to learn the basics of sailing and good sportsmanship on the water. To those unfamiliar with it, however, the ins and outs of sailing sound like directions to drive in a strange land, believe me. Isabella Kazmier, a senior at Farragut High, has been in the sailing club since her freshman year and says once you start going 20-25 knots, “it sort of feels like you’re flying.” Kazmier also enjoys sailing because it is relaxing. The work of getting the boat into the water, however, is a different story. The students paired up on small sailboats about the size of small pickup trucks. After about 25 minutes of prep work, raising the sails, etc., the group pushed their boats into the water for about 20 minutes of sail time before the meet was finished. After watching the club members sweat it out in 95 degree heat with barely a breeze to cool them, I asked Bearden Middle School 8th grader Ben Gibbons what he thought of the strenuous work it takes
Farragut High senior Isabella Kazmier Photos by S. Barrett to put his boat together. “I like it,” he said. “It kind of makes you ‘own it’.” ■
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The members of West Valley Middle School’s student council participated in a lock-in recently to strengthen their bond as a group, although most already seemed as if they had known each other for years. On the agenda were icebreaker activities and games like musical exercise balls, but club sponsors and 6th grade teachers Melissa Wells and Emily Roskop also had a little work planned for the students, including planning the council’s committees for the year (bulletin board committee was one option). Pizza was served. The participants were ready to get the ball rolling (no pun intended) and raised their hand to volunteer for activities before they even knew what they would be doing. The council consists of about 40 students, all of whom are elected by their peers. Judging by their enthusiasm, it was obvious why this group was handpicked.
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Shopper news • SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 • A-9
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Six decades on the air WKCS is the only county high-school radio station
At Fulton High’s radio station, WKCS, Adam Diggs works the controls as he and Tony Gunn, Jonathan Roth and Tripp “Elvis” Carver prerecord a football pregame show under the supervision of broadcasting teacher Russell Mayes.
By Betsy Pickle Many schools have strong traditions in sports programs or academics. At Fulton High School, the Falcons are consistently noted for their football prowess. But there’s another venerable tradition at Fulton, one that has set the school apart for more than 60 years: WKCS 91.1 FM. Russell Mayes knows a lot about the history and significance of WKCS, the only high school radio station in the county. The 1995 Fulton graduate was on the air as a student, and he’s now in his 10th year of teaching radio and serving as WKCS general manager. Radio has been his lifelong passion. “That was what I wanted to do from the time I was little,” says Mayes. “I wanted to be the next John Ward,” referring to the iconic former play-by-play announcer for UT football and men’s basketball, known as The Voice of the Vols. Ironically, as a student Mayes didn’t work on Fulton football broadcasts. He was a team manager and was always focused on the players during games. But he remembers the complicated setup. “At that time, we didn’t have any way to put football on the air live,” he recalls. “They would record a quarter on a cassette tape, and they would run it out of the stadium, and they had a little box that they’d drop out the window of the radio room; it had a string tied to it (to pull it up). We’d be on a one-quarter tape delay.” He and his classmates learned, “You do whatever it takes to get the job done.” While attending UT, Mayes changed his major from communications to political science. “I thought, ‘If radio doesn’t work out, I’ll have something to fall back on,’” he says. He certified to teach world and U.S. history, U.S. government and social studies. After UT, Mayes worked at a couple of area stations. He took over the radio department at Fulton when beloved former local DJ “Dr. Al Adams” (Allen Johnson) retired after a nearly 30-year stint. Mayes is the sixth teacher and third alum of the program to head WKCS (and the radio classes) since the station went on the air in December 1952 (Fulton opened in 1951). Throughout its six decades, WKCS has operated under the auspices of English, journalism, audiovisual and vocational classes. It’s now part of the CTE – Career and Technical Education – program and is the crown
jewel in FulCom, Fulton’s Magnet School of Communications, which incorporates radio/TV broadcasting and production, digital design and imaging, and web design. “We are in the second year of the magnet program.” Mayes points out that journalism still plays an important role. “You have to be able to write. You have to be able to express yourself in any of these fields.” Journalism is essential for the students who work on the “Flying Falcon News Show,” which airs at 3:30 p.m. Fridays. “They interview principals and other students and talk about news and events that are going on in the school.” Michael Scates, a senior in the advanced broadcasting class and a member of the football team, says “Flying Falcon” has helped him see “what’s going on behind the curtain” at school. For example, the news show aired a report not just on the fact that Fulton’s graduation rate improved from 40 percent to 80plus percent in about five years, but also on why. One reason, he says: “It’s the 20-teens, and you need college, and people were finally recognizing that,” says Scates. Students listen to WKCS primarily for broadcasts of football and basketball games and informational programming, Scates says. “When it’s (providing) communication about the school, to the school, that’s when people start paying attention,” he says, adding that he’s one of the few who likes the station’s music format. Mayes is OK with that. While it
Senior Michael Scates works a live shift on WKCS. Photos by Betsy Pickle had an adult-contemporary format when he was in school, WKCS in recent years has stuck with oldies ranging from “Crimson and Clover” and “Ride Captain Ride” to “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “Losing My Religion.” “When I first started teaching, we were only on the air from 8:30 to 3:30,” he says. “Really, there was no reason to market toward students because students were in school when we were on the air. “Over time, we developed the oldies format, and there was no other radio station that was playing oldies. We found our niche in the market. “The thing that’s neat is, most of our kids are not coming in here knowing much about rock and roll music from the past, but they do learn, and they find artists that they like and something that they can relate to, so after their time in here, I think they
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become a lot more knowledgeable about the music in this format. “It’s kind of a paradox, it being a student radio station, but one of the realities of the industry is you’re trying to reach the largest audience that you possibly can. And for us, oldies gives us the opportunity to do that. It gives students a chance to be heard in the community; it gives them more exposure by doing that because other stations are doing other types of music.” WKCS now operates 24/7, with automated programming on nights and weekends except for special events such as last year’s presidential debates, election returns and school board meetings. As Knox County’s only high-school radio station, WKCS has some serious duties. “The school system is using us to help get the message out,” says Mayes.
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Jeremiah Branson and Abby Barker hold a Flag of Honor that bears the names of the 2,996 victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. The Woodmen of the World donated a flag for each classroom at the L&N STEM Academy.
Safety patrol at St. John Neumann
St. John Neumann Catholic School recently installed 24 of its 4th and 5th graders into the AAA safety patrol. Safety patrol officers make sure students exit their vehicles safely, stay on the sidewalks and help with foot traffic to and from the parking lot in the crosswalks during drop off each morning. At the installation are AAA representative Don Lindsey, SJNCS traffic officer Anne Page and students (front row) Sam Sompayrac, Lauren Stouffer, Alexa Peck, Gabriela Sweet, Katelyn Nguyen, Daniel Latorre and Chase Fuller. Photo submitted Kenneth Foster looks on as Faith Harris rings a bell 12 times for the 12 years that have passed since Sept. 11, 2001.
Kathy Coley, dean of teacher innovation at the L&N STEM Academy, gives a tearful hug to Hayden Cooper, the first L&N student to enlist in the military. He will serve in the Navy. Photos by Wendy Smith
Parent conference and transition fair The annual Knox County Schools Parent Conference and Transition Fair will be held 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Central High School, 5321 Jacksboro Pike. Registration will be open through Friday, Oct. 4, at http:// engagement.knoxschools.org. This event is to help parents become more effective school-home partners to
strengthen student academic success. This year, the parent conference is combined with the Knox County Schools Transition Fair for parents of students with disabilities. Admission is free, and child care for ages 3-11 is provided at no cost with advance registration. There will be workshops, a session on Common Core State Standards, an exhibitor area and a parent resource area. Registration is also available by phone at 594-9524.
Fall 2013 Classes, Workshops and Events Yoga When: Tuesdays, Oct. 8 – Nov. 19 (6 weeks – no class on Nov. 5): 9 – 10 a.m. What: Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat, yoga straps, blanket and blocks (if you have them). Cost: $60 Registration and payment deadline: Friday, Oct. 4 Pilates When: Tuesdays, Oct. 8 – 29 (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 ﬂexibility, strength and breathing. Cost: $40 Registration and payment deadline: Monday, Oct. 7 Zumba When: Mondays, Oct. 14 – Nov. 18 (6 weeks): 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. OR Mondays, Oct. 14 – Dec. 16 (10 weeks): 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. What: Zumba ﬁtness combines Latin music rhythms and dance styles as well as other international styles and rolls them into the ultimate cardio party! Cost: $45 (6 weeks) Cost: $65 (10 weeks) Registration and payment deadline (both classes): Friday, Oct. 11 6th Annual Knox County Fall Fire Prevention Festival When: Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center on Parkside Drive What: Hosted by the Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau, this free community event will offer life and ﬁre safety information, emergency preparedness, and incident recovery information in a family-friendly “street fair” atmosphere. Call 215-4660 for more information. Beginning Jewelry (Ages 13 and up) When: Thursday, Oct. 17: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. What: Students will make a bracelet and earrings to take home! Cost: $35 (all supplies included) Registration and payment deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 15 Mask Making (Ages 7 and up) When: Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 – 11 a.m. What: Create a one-of-a-kind mask for Halloween! The majority of the cost of this class has been underwritten by the Farragut Arts Council to promote arts in the community! Cost: $10 (all supplies included) Registration and payment deadline: Monday, Oct. 21 All fall 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 ﬁll 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.
SCHOOL NOTES Free tutoring is available Free tutoring is available online for any student in Knox County from kindergarten through college. Visit www.tutor.com/tutortn and enter your Knox County Public Library card numbers to connect with experts for one-to-one homework help or tutoring sessions in online classrooms. You do not have to create an account to use the service.
A.L. Lotts Elementary ■ A coupon book celebration will be held 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. The fall festival will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Book fair week will be held Oct. 21-25.
Farragut High ■ Knox County Schools coupon books will be available for $10 through Monday, Sept. 23. Help support the school Monday, Sept. 30, by eating at Snappy Tomato Pizza in the Village Green Shopping Center. A donation of 10 percent of daily net sales will go directly to the PTSO. College night will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Bearden High School. A pancake breakfast to benefit NJROTC will be held Saturday,
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Lunch with Mr. Reynolds Farragut High School principal Mike Reynolds had lunch with parents last week at Concord Yacht Club to talk about the recent renovations and updates made to the school, and to introduce new curriculum principal Debbie Sayers. Regarding the updates to the school, Reynolds said he was most excited about the improvements you can’t see: new wireless Internet being one of them. He also said with the new workrooms, teachers now have an inviting space to use that is more conducive to teaching. The event is the first of what Reynolds hopes will be monthly get-togethers with the parents. Photo by S. Barrett
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Farragut Primary ■ Fall pictures will be taken Monday, Sept. 23. Spirit wear sales will take place Oct. 1-30. Fall festival will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
Farragut Intermediate ■ Fall pictures will be taken Wednesday, Sept. 25; flu mist will be given Friday, Oct. 11.
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Flowers for Mom walker stops in Farragut
By Sh B Sherrii G Gardner d Howell H ll Bill Glass got to sleep in a bed last Monday night. While that may not be a big deal for most, Glass was no doubt happy to keep his tent in his backpack for the night as he enjoyed the hospitality at Clarity Pointe, 901 Concord Road, a facility for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Glass is no stranger to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. His goal is to make sure others across the country know about it and to raise money to support research. Glass is on a six-state, 750-mile walk from Chicago to Atlanta in honor of his mother, who has the disease. His Flowers for Mom walk brought him to Knoxville where he was the guest at Clarity Pointe. The facility arranged a big send-off for him on Sept. 17 and presented the local Alzheimer’s Association with a check for $2,500. Joining Glass at this stop was Jack Fussell, who recently completed an eight-month run across the U.S. in honor of his father, who died from Alzheimer’s disease. Dignitaries on hand to send Glass on the final legs of his walk included Angelia Jones, director of Alzheimer’s Association of East Tennessee, Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill and Doug Oliver, executive director of Clarity Pointe.
Angelia Jones with the Alzheimer’s Association accepts a check for $2,500 from Doug Oliver, executive director of Clarity Pointe, as Bill Glass looks on.
Mary Lynne Payne, community outreach coordinator at Clarity Pointe, shoulders the load for visitor Bill Glass, right, with a smiling Angelia Jones, director of the Alzheimer’s Association of East Tennessee at center. Glass is on a walk to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s. Photos by Jim Brannon
UT researcher studies youth deaths
New look, new digs Flexible Concrete Solutions isn’t new to Knoxville, but the business just opened a West Knoxville office at 130 Perimeter Park Drive, so they decided to show off their new digs with an open house and ribbon-cutting. Knoxville Chamber of Commerce assisted, and guests were treated to some of the examples of just what the company can do with concrete. Jim Moore, with the scissors, is president, and Ginger Moore, at his left, is vice president. Employees and members of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce joined in the celebration. Photo by Jim Brannon
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The leading cause of death among college athletes is motor vehicle accidents, according to a recently published s t u d y . The study s h o w e d the rate of death in the general Dr. Irfan Asif population of college-aged young adults is actually five times greater than that of the athletes. But it also, according to researchers, revealed that athletes in certain sports died in motor vehicle accidents at a significantly higher rate than that of other athletes, at levels that mirrored the general population. There were 273 deaths during the five-year study
that recorded nearly 2 million athlete participationyears among National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) athletes. Of that number, 145, more than half, were due to accidents or unintentional injury, with 100 occurring from motor vehicle accidents. Dr. Irfan Asif of the Graduate School of Medicine at the UT Medical Center conducted the study in conjunction with a researcher from the University of Washington and assistance from the NCAA. The study revealed a higher level of motor vehicle accident deaths associated with athletes participating in three particular sports: men’s basketball, football and wrestling. The study was published in the “Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine.”
Budweiser delivery man Scott Morrison and his sidekick, Clyde, wait patiently in front of the Kroger in Farragut last week as the Clydesdales suited up for a delivery. A Kroger customer won a case of Budweiser, and the trademark horses and wagon delivered it to her home on Clover Fork Trail off Grigsby Chapel Road. The friendly horses posed for pictures in the Kroger parking lot before trotting the two miles to their destination. Photos by S. Barrett
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Forensic anthropologist and author Bill Bass and filmmaker and author Jon Jefferson – collectively known as best-selling author Jefferson Bass – will be featured at the Farragut-West Knox Chamber of Commerce Speaker Series Breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Fox Den Country Club, 12284 N. Fox Den Drive. Seats are $30 for members, $40 for non-members and $275 for tables of 10. Space is limited, and registration is required. To register online, visit www. farragutchamber.com. Call 865-675-7057 to pay by Visa or MasterCard; AMEX payment is available at the chamber office, 11826 Kingston Pike, Suite 110, or at the event.
A 13-year-old piano student from Japan by way of Maryville will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at American Piano Gallery, 11651 Parkside Drive. Mayuki Miyashita from Hamamatsu City, Japan, studied piano from age 6 to 10 in her homeland. The Maryville Junior High School student now takes lessons with David Northington at the University of Tennessee. Her awards include first place at the 2012 and 2011 Music Teachers National Association Tennessee state junior piano competition, first place in the 2012 Tennessee Music Teachers Association piano competition (solo and concerto), first place in the 2013 TMTA piano solo competition and second place in the 2013 Kaufman Music Center International Youth piano competition in New York. She has performed the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12 with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven Concerto No. 1 with the Maryville College Orchestra. She also enjoys playing violin. The event is free, and the public is invited.
TUESDAY & SATURDAY, SEPT. 24 & 28 Farmers market The Dixie Lee Farmers Market is open 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek (across from the theater). It is open 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 28, at Renaissance | Farragut.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25 Networking group A new Farragut chapter of Business Network International will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Meksiko Cantina, 120 West End Ave. There is no charge to attend as a visitor, and firsttimers will be treated to lunch. The group’s goal is to assist professionals in growing their businesses through building relationships, wordof-mouth advertising and referral generation. Only one person per profession will be admitted into the chapter for permanent membership.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 Senior picnic The seventh annual Senior Appreciation Picnic, hosted by Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, will be held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at John Tarleton Park, 3201 Division St. The event will include food, fun, a mini health fair and entertainment. Bus transportation will be provided from all Knox County senior centers. RSVP to 865-215-4007 by Friday, Sept. 20.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 ‘Taste of Farragut’ “Taste of Farragut – Celebrating Farragut Foodies” will take place 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in front of the old Kroger building on Kingston Pike. More than 35 restaurants and beverage distributors are expected to participate in the fifth annual event, which showcases the depth and talent of Farragut eateries. Also featured are wines and themed beverage venues. Admission is $25 for adults ($30 at the gate), $10 for children under 12, free for 5 and under. For more info, visit farragutbusiness.com or call 307-2486.
TUESDAY & SATURDAY, OCT. 1 & 5 Farmers market The Dixie Lee Farmers Market is open 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek (across from the theater). It is open 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct.5, at Renaissance | Farragut.
Picnic on the Pike The fourth annual Picnic on the Pike will be held 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at 11863 Kingston Pike. The picnic will feature food and entertainment. Attendees should bring chairs or blankets. The Chillbillies will perform 1-3 p.m., with Back Talk (featuring previous members of the Atomic Horns) performing 3-5 p.m. For info, contact Lauren Cox, lauren.cox@ townoffarragut.org or 865-966-7057.
‘Almost Heaven’ “John Denver: An Almost Heaven Celebration” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Grove Theater, 123 Randolph Road, Oak Ridge. Singer, songwriter and tribute artist Ted Vigil pays tribute to the late John Denver and features the stylings of Steve Weisberg, original lead guitarist of Denver’s band. The performance benefits programs of Second Harvest of East Tennessee. Patrons are asked to bring nonperishable food items for collection at the show. Tickets – $25 in advance, $30 at the door – are available through www.KnoxvilleTickets.com, 865-656-4444, 877-995-9961, Knoxville Tickets outlets and at the door.
FRIDAY, OCT. 11 ‘Kidz Night Out’ “Kidz Night Out” will allow parents to enjoy their own night out from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. After leaving their age 5-13 kids with Bricks 4 Kidz staffers at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, parents can feel confident their children are getting plenty of attention and fun. Kids will be given structured playtime, lesson time and pizza. Cost is $30 for the first child, $25 for each additional child. Price includes a make-your-own Lego mini figure. Payment and registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 9. Cash, check and credit-card payments (in person or by phone at 865-966-7057) are accepted. For info, call 865-966-7057.
SUNDAY, OCT. 13 The Amazing Kreskin
THURSDAY, OCT. 3 “Winding Up With RA Dickey” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at First Baptist Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Dickey, knuckleball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays and a former Vol baseball player, will share his Christian testimony. There will be a silent auction benefitting Christian Academy of Knoxville. General admission ($30), student ($10) and VIP ($100) tickets are available at www.windingupwithra. com. Children 10 and under are free. The VIP event starts at 5:30 p.m.
TUESDAYS, OCT. 8-29 Pilates class A four-week Pilates class will be offered 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 8, at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Registration and payment deadline is Monday, Oct. 7. Pilates is a mind-body exercise that works the whole body. The focus is on correct use of core muscles, spinal alignment and proper breathing. Pilates helps to reduce injury, recover from injury and promote muscular balance. This class has some yoga poses mixed in to enhance flexibility, strength and breathing. Simon Bradbury is the instructor. Cost is $40. Cash, check and credit-card payments are accepted at the Town Hall or over the phone, 865966-7057
TUESDAYS, OCT. 8-NOV. 19 Yoga class
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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9
A six-week yoga class will be offered 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays beginning Oct. 8 at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. (There is no class on Nov. 5.) The class includes the basics and beyond in yoga – stretching, posture and gentle positions. Benefits of yoga include increased flexibility, improved body strength and sharpened mental focus. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat or heavy quilt. Betty Kalister is the instructor. Cost is $60. Cash, check and credit-card payments are accepted at the Town Hall or over the phone, 865-966-7057. The registration and payment deadline is Friday, Oct. 4.
Mentalist and perennial talk-show favorite the Amazing Kreskin will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Grove Theater, 123 Randolph Road, Oak Ridge. Tickets – $27.50 in advance, $32.50 at the door – are available through www.KnoxvilleTickets.com, 865656-4444, 877-995-9961, Knoxville Tickets outlets and at the door.
MONDAY, OCT. 14 Zumba class Six-week and 10-week Zumba classes will be offered 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning Oct. 14, at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Zumba fitness combines Latin music rhythms and dance styles as well as other international styles and rolls them into the ultimate cardio party. Karen McKinney is the instructor. Cost is $45 for six weeks, $65 for 10 weeks. Cash, check and credit-card payments are accepted at the Town Hall or over the phone, 865-966-7057. Registration and payment deadline is Friday, Oct. 11.
THURSDAY, OCT. 17 Jewelry-making class The Town of Farragut is offering a beginning jewelry-making class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The class is open to ages 13 and up. Instructor Sheila Akins will show students how to make a bracelet and earrings. Cost for the two-hour class is $35, with all supplies included. Cash, check and credit-card payments are accepted at the Town Hall or over the phone, 865-966-7057. Registration and payment deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 15.
THURSDAY, OCT. 17 Free budget classes The Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County offers free budget classes on the third Thursday of each month at the center, 119 “A” St., Lenoir City. The classes are provided by CredAbility, a nonprofit credit counseling and education agency, and offer oneon-one help with the basics of personal finance. To register, call Karen Bowdle, 865-986-1777, ext. 12.
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NEWS FROM WEBB SCHOOL OF KNOXVILLE
Webb’s Upper School productions are picked for variety, sophistication, and the chance to make theater fun on both sides of the stage. Recent productions have ranged from large-scale musicals like “The Drowsy Chaperone” (pictured below) and “Jekyll & Hyde” to Ibsen’s classics “Hedda Gabler” and “A Doll’s House” in repertory or an in-theround staging of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” (pictured left).
Webb’s Upper School theater program: diverse talents, collaboration, real-life experiences take center stage By Scott Hutchinson, Webb School President
ne of the dening characteristics of the Webb Upper School student body is the vast diversity of interests and talents within that student population. Additionally, more often than not, each Upper School student has both a multitude of interests and the willingness to participate in a whole host of classes and activities. Artists who excel at robotics, athletes who devour Hutchinson politics, students interested in international business who are skilled in pottery are all proles present and thriving in Webb’s high school. And no place is that diversity of abilities, interests, and personalities more present and at play than in the theater program. There are three underlying truths that form the foundation of Webb’s Upper School theater program.
■ The first is that theater work is highly collaborative. Productions consist of thousands of details, and it is the corporate efforts of the actors and the crew working together that invariably uncover the best solutions. Not only does this collaborative working model provide the faculty director with a sense of security and thoroughness, but it also generates pride of ownership for everyone involved in the production. From set construction and technical support to dance captains and poster graphics teams, every production-
“. . . no place is that diversity of abilities, interests, and personalities more present and at play than in the theater program.” related challenge is attacked by an incredible mix of collaborators . . . collaborators with different viewpoints, but also with a unied single goal of contributing to the best show possible.
■ The second truth is that the theater program provides innumerable real-life applications for much of the knowledge that is acquired in the classrooms of other disciplines.
Webb Upper School drama students are hard at work rehearsing for Webb’s ambitious fall 2013 musical, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” which will be presented November 2, 3 and 4 in Webb’s Bishop Center auditorium on the Webb School campus. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free and open to the public. Based on Charles Dickens’ unﬁnished novel, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” allows the audience to decide the show’s ending.
Math and history nd their way into set design and period formalities. Science skills aid with setting up complicated, safe special effects. Speaking and writing skills are harnessed to discover nuances in scripts. Art history knowledge conrms scenic details, and athletes test their reexes and strength as they move across the stage. The theater is truly a place on campus where students can combine all of their knowledge into something real and tangible – a successful performance. ■ The third truth is that theater at Webb is for all types of personalities. Sometimes it is assumed that the theater is a repository for extroverts
or people seeking attention. That stereotype could not be further from the truth. Many of the most successful student actors at Webb have been intensely quiet and contemplative when offstage. Conversely, crew members who labor behind the scenes the entire production, immersed in technical aspects, are often gregarious and outwardly very social. Webb’s Upper School theater department has been resoundingly successful over the years for several reasons. Longtime Upper School drama teacher and the director of productions, Patrick McCray, has been a thoughtful, caring, and inspirational mentor to many aspiring actors. Plays are selected based on variety, sophistication, relevance in today’s world or for theatrical or historical signicance, anticipated audience interest, and the particular cast that has been assembled. But most importantly, the department has ourished for years now because it provides a meaningful venue for a wide range of students to work together and apply their talents to a very challenging goal while reaping many rewards in the process.
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Dealing with delirium Appropriate response can make a big difference have to give people if you soothe them with music.” Patients are encouraged to get out of bed as soon as possible, because exercise is known to prevent and lessen delirium. And pain medications are closely monitored, because in many cases they can make delirium worse. As for Seliger’s mother, she ﬁnally returned to her old self once she started physical therapy. “Delirium is not something psychiatry alone can treat, it’s a system-wide problem,” said Quigley. “Treating it involves every part of the hospital, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nutrition, pharmacy, all of these people have come together to treat the whole person.”
Tips for caregivers: Delirium is a sudden onset of confusion, typically after an illness, surgery or prescription or illegal drug use. Patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are more prone to delirium episodes as a result of medication changes.
people running around the room. They may be agitated or pull at their lines and tubes.” Older adults are especially at risk of delirium because they’re more sensitive to anesthesia and illnesses. An estimated 30 to 40 percent of elderly hospitalized patients experience delirium at some point during their hospital stays. Delirium can be life threatening, Quigley said. “If confusion lasts a long time, we may never get them back,” said Quigley. “There’s a 50 percent mortality rate with delirium and
an increased risk of overall decline in health.” Patients with delirium tend to recover poorly from surgery, or they never return to prior health. “The longer they have it, the worse it is as well,” said Quigley. “But if we can identify it from the outset, we can treat it.” Parkwest Medical Center recently set up a “Delirium Team,” an interdisciplinary group of managers and administrators who are working together to prevent and treat delirium across the hospital. The hospital also runs a
Senior Behavioral Health unit (see accompanying article), for older patients who need extra help recovering from delirium and other behavioral issues. Throughout Parkwest Medical Center, the staff takes steps to prevent delirium in every medical specialty. For example, as patients come out of surgery, the hospital plays soothing music or the sound of running water. “This calms them and reorients them to night and day,” said Quigley. “You can actually cut down on the amount of medications you
■ Get the patient up and moving as soon as possible after surgery or illness, even to the bathroom or down the hall. Exercise helps clear confusion. ■ Make sure the patient has his or her hearing aides, glasses and anything else he or she needs to communicate and interact with people. ■ Remind the patient with visual and verbal clues about his or her life. Provide family photos, calendars, favorite music and television shows, and familiar visitors. Ask: What day is it? Where are you? ■ Keep an eye on all medications, as many pain medicines can trigger delirium. Keep a written record of any interactions or side effects of medications.
Senior Behavioral Unit at Parkwest The mind and body are one, but when they’re both fragile, they need specialized care. At Parkwest Medical Center, senior patients who have both medical and psychological needs can receive specialized treatment in the 16-bed Senior Behavioral Unit, located in a quiet wing of the hospital. “The senior behavioral unit is for patients with psychosocial and medical needs, ages 55 and older,” said Rona Womack, nurse manager for the unit. “Our patients have delirium, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, delusions, suicidal ideation and changes in their behaviors,” said Womack. “They also have medical needs. We are staffed with Rona Womack, R.N. registered nurses and certiﬁed nursing assistants to provide for medical needs, and psychiatrists to help with behavioral needs.” “We all have a very big heart for these people,” said Dr. Kimberly Quigley, a psychiatrist at Parkwest Medical Center, who said that delirium patients (see accompanying article), are among the most frequent patients in the unit. “Delirium patients are very Kimberly Quigley, M.D. difﬁcult to place institutionally. At the Behavioral Health Unit, we can often improve their confusion and
get them into a skilled lying in bed all day.” nursing facility or get Social workers them stable enough to and case managers send them home with help support patients’ caregivers.” families and plan for On March 1, the Befuture care. havioral Health Unit “We’re treating at Parkwest became the whole family dypart of Peninsula namic,” said Womack, Hospital, an inpatient “because when you mental health and have a loved one who alcohol/drug crisis Nurses at the Behavioral Health Unit at Parkwest develops dementia stabilization hospital are trained to take care of both medical and be- or other psychosocial in Louisville. Joining havioral issues. The Unit is a part of Peninsula problems, it’s very forces between medi- Hospital, an inpatient mental health and alcohol/ distressing to those cal and psychiatric drug crisis stabilization hospital in Louisville. Join- families. hospitals means bet- ing forces between medical and psychiatric hos“I think we’re such ter care for both body pitals means better care for both body and mind. a great specialty unit. and mind. We treat the mental “If Peninsula papart of it and the medtients have acute and chronic medical needs, ical part, a lot of units aren’t able to do both,” we’re better equipped to handle that,” said Womack added. Womack. “We can easily transfer to a medical Referrals to the Senior Behavioral Unit at ﬂoor or operating room if necessary.” Parkwest are made by a patient’s primary care Average stays in Parkwest’s Behavioral physician. Admissions are voluntary or by conHealth Unit are about a week, said Womack, al- sent of a person legally appointed as a power of though some people stay 30 to 45 days. For lon- attorney or conservator over the patient. ger stays, there is an active recreational therapy “Our nurses are trained to take care of both program. medical and behavioral issues,” said Womack. “Recreational therapy gets patients ac- “When our patients have serious delusions or tively involved in exercises and games that delirium, our staff recognizes their need for help them focus better,” said Womack. “They psychosocial care. We are unique because we play Bingo, have movie nights and have other offer that specialty to the community.” games that get them active. We bring all our For more information, contact the Senior patients into the day room so they’re not just Behavioral Unit at 865-373-1745.
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What started as a routine hip fracture surgery turned into a longer hospital stay with serious complications. In November 2011, New York Times writer Susan Seliger described how her 85-year-old mother, “lucid and whip smart,” awoke from hip surgery just ﬁne but within 24 hours had developed hallucinations and anxiety so severe the staff diagnosed “hospital delirium.” “Things quickly spiraled out of control,” wrote Seliger. “She tried to rip off her oxygen mask and IV tubes. She frantically tugged at the sheets and her skimpy hospital gown. Like the aged Lady Macbeth, she kept saying: ‘We have to clean this up! Clean this mess!’ ” Delirium is a sudden brain dysfunction that affects an estimated 10 to 20 percent of hospital patients and 80 percent of intensive care patients, according to the Association of Critical Care Nurses. “Delirium can be very sudden, coming on within an hour or days after an illness or medical event,” said Dr. Kimberly Quigley, a psychiatrist at Parkwest Medical Center. Delirium most often follows infection, surgery, a drug reaction or drug and alcohol abuse. “Delirium is just a change in someone’s ability to be aware of their environment because of an acute medical illness,” said Quigley. “It’s very scary seeing your family member go through delirium. They may talk about green
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A very crafty woman
Gladys Glad Gl adys ys D Davis avis av is o off Fo Foun Fountain unta taiin in City just can’t wait to get out of bed in the morning and start on her latest project. Sometimes it’s very early in the morning, practically the middle of the night. “What am I going to do, lie there counting sheep?” asks Gladys, who usually clocks her nightly sack time at four hours or less. “There’s so much to do! I quit counting sheep a long time ago.” Gladys Davis is 92. Her all-consuming passion is handiwork of all types – many that you’ve probably never heard of. Her specialty is bobbin lace. “It’s a very old art,” she says, as she gently manipulates delicate threads into an intricate pattern. “Hardly anyone does this anymore. It’s very slow. I used to teach it, and at one time I had about 30 pupils.” Born in Webster, S.D., Gladys and her family moved to Burbank, Calif., when she was eight in order for her father – a Norwegian immigrant – to continue his work building airplane propellers. “One day a 90-year-old Belgian woman came to my school in North Hollywood and offered to teach lessons in bobbin lace for free. I’ve always liked anything that had to do with crafts, so I signed up. “I made a yard of lace in that first class. What my mother did with it, I don’t know. I’ve looked for it. I’d like to have it.” Her ingenuity with her hands took other forms, too. “I got an apple crate and attached old metal skates to it. Then I had a homemade scooter! All the neighbor-
Carol’s Corner hood boys were jealous.” One of those boys – Carl Davis, a Tennessean who occasionally visited his uncle in the house next to Gladys’ family – took note of that very special gal. “Carl would come over to visit,” she says with a twinkle in her eye. “It took him three weeks to convince me that I had to come back to Tennessee with him.” The couple eloped, but “I didn’t tell anybody – I was afraid it would be a bad influence for the teenagers.” Carl soon began his 30year career as an electrician for KUB. Meanwhile, Gladys got busy at the craft table. And stayed busy. She’s an expert at a seemingly endless list of crafts. In addition to bobbin lace, she does smocking and sewing, porcelain doll-making, rosemaling (Scandinavian painted-flower art,) bookbinding, hardanger (Scandinavian) embroidery and scratchboard, but her capacity for creativity is boundless. Coming across several old unwanted wooden cigar boxes, Gladys made hand-decorated, meticulously organized sewing kits out of them. Her studio in the home she shares with her son and his wife is bursting with examples of her creativity, and she sees artistic potential
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A finished piece of bobbin lace, made into a medallion
Gladys Davis demonstrates the craft of bobbin lace.
The setup includes wooden bobbins, a pillow and straight pins. everywhere she looks. “My son brought me this rock,” she says, “and he asked, ‘Mom, what can you do with this?’ I said ‘That’s an Indian moccasin if ever I saw one.’ “I’m into colored pencils right now,” she continues, displaying containers full of the brightly-colored implements, “and of course I’ve got a computer and printer. I like to use those for designing greeting cards.”
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4 BDRM, 2 1/2 BA With Boat Access To Ft. Loudoun Lake Well maintained Split Foyer on approx. 1.4 acre corner lot in a mature neighborhood of professionals. Additional separate 1/2 acre with 110 ft. of deep water lake access on cove 150 yards from Ft. Loudon Lake a very short walk from the house. Lake and hillside views of Jones Bend from the house and house property. House is in the Wrights Ferry landing/Nob Hill Subdivision that is located in a "very quiet" semi-county setting away from the crowd but only 2 1/2 miles from Rocky Hill and less than 15 minutes to West Town Mall. This is a very beautiful home and properties that must be seen to be appreciated. House is on the corner of Wrights Ferry Rd. and Kara Lane. The properties were professionally appraised on 8/8/13 for more than the asking price of $349,000.00. Owner is open to negotiations. 865-660-2310
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8 PLOTS at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens, Edgemoor Rd., Powell. Will sell in units of two. Each plot $1500 or best offer. Call 865-659-1201.
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Himalayan & Persian kittens. Flamepoint M, $250 & F Persians $600. 423-384-6440. ***Web ID# 306096***
141 CA$H for your House! Dogs Cash Offer in 24 Hours 865-365-8888 BLOODHOUND PUPPIES, www.TNHouseRelief.com AKC Reg. M & F. Red, tan & bk. $550. 865-936-2029 Apts - Unfurnished 71 ***Web ID# 305156*** TOWNHOUSE. Halls area, 2BR, 1.5BA, no pets, $550 mo & $500 dep. Dave 388-3232
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CHIHUAHUAS 6 wks. Vet ck, dewormed, reg. $250 cash. 2474964 or 309-4039 ***Web ID# 304835***
25 1-3 60 7 $140 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Stv, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lse.
GERMAN SHEPHERD puppies, rare AKC black, 2 F, 1 M, 10 wks. $400. 865-376-2961
GER. SHEP. Pups, Reg. 2 M, 5 F, blks & blk & tans. Vet ck. S & W. $600 ea. 865-414-9412 ***Web ID# 306102***
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Goldendoodle Puppies, CKC, vet ckd, health guar., $425 to $550. 931-528-2690; 931-261-4123
WEST/CEDAR BLUFF GOLDEN Retriever Pups, AKC, 4 girls, 4BR, 2BA, laundry room, 2 boys, 1st shots, family neighborhood , vet ck'd. $600. Call $780 mo, $250 dep, 1 yr lse. 931-738-9605. 216-5736 or 694-8414. ***Web ID# 304886***
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LAB Choc. AKC puppies, 6 M, 6 F, parents on site, $300. 606-5210320; 404-234-4474 ***Web ID# 306098***
Lake Home on Watts Bar, 30 min. from W. Knox. 2BR, 1BA, priv. SHELTIES, 7 wks, M & dock, frpl, $775 mo. + F, sbl & wht, blk & dep. Call 912-856-7648. wht, 1st S & W, $325. 865-992-9922; 661-2510. POWELL, 3BR, 2.5BA, 2 c. gar. fence, gas, new paint, crpt. $825 Free Pets 145 + dep. 865-414-1875. WEST, Near Lovell Rd., 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA, appls. $510 mo. Call 865-938-1653.
NEW CONDO. 2 BR, 2BA, 1 car garage, no pets. $775/mo. $700 dep. www.urbanparkvillas.com Dave 388-3232 NEW CONDO. 2 BR, 2BA, 2 car garage, no pets. $875/mo. $800 dep. www.urbanparkvillas.com Dave 388-3232 TOWNHOUSE Northeast Knox. 3BR/3BA/garage, $1,150 month, Call 865-604-1322
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She briefly tried selling her wares years ago, but soon discovered that “people weren’t willing to pay me for my work. So I decided they can do without it!” Is there anything she can’t do? “Well,” she says with a grin, “I never could keep house worth a darn.” But that hardly matters. “My goodness,” she says, as she heads toward her current bobbin lace project,
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A selection of “scratchboard” drawings “I’ve got so much to do!”
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HONDA ACCORD CERAMIC TILE in1997, 4 dr, AT, 95k stallation. Floors/ mi, great mpg, walls/ repairs. 33 $3450. 865-335-2283 yrs exp, exc work! ***Web ID# 304030*** John 938-3328 HONDA ACCORD 2012 EX 4 dr., sun- Guttering 333 roof, 27k mi, $16,900. 423-295-5393 HAROLD'S GUTTER SERVICE. Will clean KIA AMANTE 2004 front & back $20 & up. $6,800, 92K mi., well Quality work, guaranmaint., all power, teed. Call 288-0556. Non-smkr. 865-599-9632 MERCEDES 1988 560 SL. 126k mi, near Painting / Wallpaper 344 mint cond. Incl. tops. Red w/blk PILGRIM PAINTING leather int. $14,000 Serving Knoxville for 20 Yrs Commercial & /b.o. 865-992-0386 Residential InteToyota Camry LE 2007, rior/Exterior Paintgreat cond, loaded, ing, Pressure Washsharp, 2009 eng, 48K ing, Staining, mi, $12,700. 865-556-9162 Drywall & Carpentry FREE ESTIMATES TOYOTA COROLLA S 291-8434 2003, 1 Owner, loaded, Pilgrimpainting.net 111K mi, good cond. $7,300. 865-556-9162
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COURT ORDERED AUCTION Saturday October 12 • 10Am 421 Claiborne Ave • Cumberland Gap, TN 37724
ARTHUR COMMUNITY This Is One Of The Nicest Farms Located In Claiborne County. The property has a varied elevation with a meandering creek. A great ﬁnd for recreation or cattle farm.
We are proud to offer at Auction The
DIRECTIONS: Hwy 33 North (Maynardville Hwy), To 25E, To Cumberland Gap Pky, Left onto 63W (Scenic West), right onto Arthur Road, 3rd Right Onto Claiborne Ave To Sign On Property. TERMS: Personal property cash day of sale, sold as is, 10%buyers premium. Real Estate: 10% deposit day of sale, sold as is, 10 day period for lead-base paint begins September 10 2013. Sale is exempt from Tennessee residental property disclosure. Closing 30 days from court approva. The auction of real property shall be pursuant to the rules of the chancery court sales.
HALLS/GIBBS – Well-maintained rancher w/ level, 1-acre tract. Hdwd flooring, updated cabs, LR + den & FP, tiled BA, oversized 2-car gar, (dbl doors), convrete driveway w/lots of turn-a-round space, metal bldg for more car/ storage, etc. $114,900 MLS#849693
< GIBBS – All brick condo, hardwoods in foyer and great room, dining area, cathedral ceilings, pretty FP, 2BRs on main, bonus could be 3rd BR. Covered front & back porches, huge kitchen with S/S appl, walk-in laundry, FHA approved. $139,900 MLS#839430
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It Has Been In The Family For Over 100 Years and is in the 7th generation of ownership. This phenomenal farm offers 112 acres of great farm land for cattle to graze or to have that garden you always wanted. This is a one-of-a-kind farm you don’t ﬁnd this everyday. Included In the farm is a very nice brick rancher home with attached 2-car carport; storage shed. 3 Very nice barns andhay quonset hut, additional 2-car carport , extra well & septic on property. Original home is still located on the property. 3BR & 2BA, carpet ﬂoors in all rooms except kit has laminate ﬂooring, very large BRs with over-sized closets, very nice kit/Dining combo w/island in kitchen, brick wood-burning FP in kit/dining combo. Over-sized laundry w/lots of strg. Sun rm leads out to the 2-car carport att to home w/strg shed. All the comforts of central H&A, that can be converted easily to propane. Built in 1969. Very nice fenced-in area around house. This inviting farm offers 3 big barns that can be used for just about anything that you could need. 2 automatic waterers for cattle and a quonset hut for hay and feeding also has a squeeze shute that is concreted in. This picturesque 112 Acres is convenienly located only mins to Lincoln Memorial University & Norris Lake. Quaint views from every point located on the property.
GIBBS – Beautiful 3.16 acres (level) w/ views! All brick rancher w/hdwds, FR + additional den area (23x14), sunroom, roof & H&A (2013). Updated windows, immaculate inside & out. 50x60 heated gar, kit, full BA, laundry, workshop areas. Mostly fenced. $259,900 MLS#856517
COMING UMMER 2013 StartingSAt $89,900
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It’s the experience that counts!
HALLS! Regency Heights. $279,900. A remarkable renovation right out of HGTV! Gorgeous gourmet kit w/trey ceiling, granite tops, S/S appl. inc. wine cooler & SS fridge & gas range, open LR,DR & kit, sep. FR w/brick FP all w/ hrdwd ﬂrs, huge 29.6x15.6 screened porch, 4 large BRs with W/I closets w/ built-ins, laundry rm on main, new carpet & fresh paint, spacious side-entry 2-car gar, huge, level lot w/shade trees & prof. landscaping & patio ! S/D borders golfcourse @ BBCC (membership necessary to use). MLS # 861961
KARNS! $164,900 – In the heart of Karns! Mostly Brick Ranch w/fresh int paint & new crpt, 3BR/2BA, gorgeous open ranch plan on level, fenced lot w/ approx 1622 SF. Covered patio! Greatroom w/bayed picture window, brick FP w/gas logs and DR opens to kit w/white cabs, oversized master w/alcove for TV. Master BA has soaking tub and W/I shwr, W/I closet, 3/4 of attic space is ﬂoored for extra strg, roof and HVAC are 1 year old. Small tucked away S/D just off Oak Ridge Hwy. Short distance to schools. MLS # 854822
NORWOOD! $119,900 Updated, Mostly brick bsmt ranch w/ comm pool within walking distance.Reﬁnished hdwd ﬂrs on main, 4BR/2.5BA, new crpt & paint! Sep LR & den on main w/FP, rec room in ﬁn bsmnt w/BR and full BA down and sep entrance. Laundry room , updated kit w/ tile ﬂrs, new cabs, tops and appl inc fridge. Huge level fenced backyard. Extra parking! MLS # 860038
NORTH! CONDO! $103,900! Why Pay Rent? Roomy condo in small, onestreet S/D - only 18 home sites! 2 master BRs each w/full BA. Spacious vaulted greatroom w/corner FP. Fully-Equipped, eat-in kit w/breakfast bar and breakfast room open to greatroom, Large Deck for entertaining! Conv. to Downtown & West Knoxville, Oak Ridge & Clinton! MLS # 852444
First Choice Lending Services, LLC
If you are interested in a reverse mortgage loan, you should be aware that the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program will be changing signiﬁcantly on September 28, 2013, resulting in: • Lower available cash to the borrower • Limitations on initial disbursements in the ﬁrst 12 months • Higher initial mortgage insurance premiums It’s still not too late to take advantage of today’s HECM program if you submit a signed application and an approved HUD counseling certiﬁcate to First Choice Lending Services, LLC by September 28, 2013. Call me today so I can explain the steps you need to take to meet the application deadline and ensure you’re locked into the current program structure.
Don’t let this valuable time pass by! Contact me now to move forward with a HECM reverse mortgage loan. Sincerely, Susan Wood Reverse Mortgage Specialist NMLS 36950, 473797 865-310-1744 – Cell email@example.com
B-4 • SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 • Shopper news