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Miracle Maker

In Amanda Cagle’s world, life isn’t good, it’s phenomenal. The assistant principal for 6th grade at Northwest Middle School has a “phenomenal” principal, Karen Loy. Her fellow assistant principals are “phenomenal.”

See Betsy Pickle’s story on A-9

Lamar sworn in There will be a panel discussion at the East Tennessee History Museum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, to which the public is invited. The topic will be Lamar Alexander Alexander taking office as governor three days earlier than his inaugural.

Read Victor Ashe on page 4

Who got better end of the deal? Thirteen years ago, two court clerks did a deal. Cathy Quist, the General Sessions, Criminal Sessions and Juvenile Court Clerk, handed off one of her biggest headaches to Criminal and 4th Circuit Court Clerk Martha Phillips, thereby relieving Quist, who had been in office for only two years, of responsibility for Criminal Sessions Court and giving Phillips a potential cash cow.

Read Betty Bean on page 4

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Giving a cheer for those battling cancer By Laura Cline On Nov. 10, Farragut Middle School cheerleaders will spend their Sunday cheering on a different kind of athlete. They will be supporting the participants in Buddy’s Race Against Cancer at World’s Fair Park. The race hits close to home for the squad. The mother of one of the cheerleaders, 13-year-old Ashton Idles, has battled cancer since 2010. That tie prompted the group to lend their support to her and to all the racers on race day. “Labrisca is a wonderful mom and person. We care about her and her family a lot, and so we want to be able to do something for her,” said Camille Phillipy, cheer squad co-captain. Kim Deakins, mother of cheerleader Molly and a friend of the Idles family, helped organize a team in Labrisca Idles’ name. Raising awareness for how cancer touches so many is one of the goals. “Molly and I thought we should find a way to serve, and this was a great way to serve. It’s for all types of cancer and is local. When we contacted the Buddy’s race and asked if we could cheer, they were very kind and gracious about it,” Deakins said. “Then we asked Labrisca if we could have a team in her honor. With her long battle with cancer, Labrisca is really inspirational.” “This has been special to me

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Farragut Middle School cheerleaders will cheer on runners in Buddy’s Race Against Cancer on Nov. 10. Front row, from left, are Avery Collins, Cassidy Wills, Molly Deakins, Blaine Bushon, Maddie Smith, Ashton Idles and Keyonna Wilkenson. At back, from left, are Emily Hilton, Kate Gallaher, Sam Pinto, Camille Phillipy, Hannah Allison, Jessica Martin and Maggie Wallace. Photos submitted because Ashton is one of my closest friends, and it’s been special to do something for them to raise awareness about cancer,” said Molly. To further bring home the point of how cancer touches many, there is an additional inspiration for the middle school group. Lana Need-

ham, retired FMS art teacher, has formed a team to honor her late husband and FMS history teacher, Bob Walker. Needham taught at the middle school for 30 years, and Walker taught there for 38 years. Both retired May 24, 2013, and Walker passed away two weeks lat-

er from an advanced stage of nonsmoking lung cancer. Walker grew up in the Farragut school system, and his American history classes were a favorite for students. “He really cared for every student who came into his room,” To page A-3

The first ray of Sunshine By Wendy Smith Jean Roush didn’t know there was anything wrong with her son, Rex, until a checkup at age 2. The doctor physically shook Jean to make sure she understood the dire diagnosis. In spite of his healthy appearance, Rex’s brain would not develop normally. Her faith helped her navigate the coming years. When Rex, the second of the Roush’s four children, entered school, Jean recognized that he was good with his hands, in spite of his intellectual disability. She dreamed of finding a productive use for his skills. The Roush family moved to Knoxville from Indiana in 1964, when Rex was 9. He was enrolled

at Beaumont Elementary School, which served all of the city’s special needs students. Jean became room mother, and she loved the camaraderie of the students. She bonded with the older students when she served as their Cub Scout leader. After those students graduated from public school, they had nothing to do, she says. So she started a craft workshop in the basement of her church, Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian. She saw that the youngsters were capable of working in an assembly line. It took time for them to learn their jobs, she says, but once they did, it was important to them to do well.

Tenured and tired By Jake Mabe This is part of an ongoing series examining issues in education. “Tenured, tired teacher.” That’s how an elementary school teacher, whose spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, describes herself.

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“I am reminded of the sayings, ‘You can’t see the forest for the trees’ and ‘Seeing the world through rosecolored glasses.’ I wonder to what destination the teaching profession has come and is heading.” The teacher describes the Common Core curriculum as limiting and says schools are being steered toward the “TAP variety show. “I am a teacher of children.

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Teaching used to be fun. There is so little now that I can bring into the classroom for them to enjoy that does not have a state standard connected to it.” There is no wiggle room. “When I consider straying from the standards even a little, I am given a warning.” An example: “It is written that this week you must teach using apostrophes with nouns to show possession.” “When I find that the students are still confused with the difference in using them for possessive nouns and for contractions, I need to stop and change my direction. Re-teaching contractions is a teachable moment. But I must beware. Should the principal, assistant principal, coach, mentor or master teachers find that I am

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teaching what has not been recorded in my plan book, or written in the standards for the day, I am given a warning. “I can’t use my expert and veteran experience of 25 years to go an extra 10 minutes in a reading group because my low group is struggling to grasp a concept. Some schools have supervisors come in with a stopwatch to see how long reading groups last. “I fear that veteran tenured teachers are on the chopping block. I have seen my friends resign or retire early because everything has become too much to endure. Some could not afford to do that.” We have heard similar stories from teachers in their 20s. An overwhelming number of those with whom we talked are good teachers who are scoring 4s on their evaluations. Most are not rabble-rousers. Tales of teachers going home

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To share the good, the bad and the ugly in Knox County Schools, call Sandra Clark at 661-8777 or Jake Mabe at 466-6398.

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some students scuffling. I was on the stage at the school, but I took a big leap off the stage to try to break them up. It’s a wonder I didn’t break my leg. I hadn’t been teaching very long.

What are the top three things on your bucket list? Jim and I traveled a lot right after he retired, taking advantage of the Elderhostel programs. I still want to go to Memphis to see Graceland, and I want to take another Gaither Gospel Cruise. We love the music of the Gaither family.

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

Barbara Stevens

If you think Christmas preparations come too early every year, don’t ask Jim and Barbara Stevens when in 2013 they began their first preparation for the holiday. The answer will be January. Jim and Barbara run White Pine Acres Christmas Tree Farm in Karns. In January and February of each year, they plant between 450 and 500 white pines on the farm of 4- to 5,000 trees, keeping the growing rotation going. “We don’t make any money,” says Barbara, “but we have a good time with it. Everybody is always so happy.” The venture started after Jim retired, says Barbara. “We found out that it isn’t a moneymaker, at least not the way we do it. But now it makes our Christmas. We have families who come back every year, and we are part of their tradition. We have a fire pit for roasting marshmallows, and we give out hot cider and hot chocolate.” The trees are choose-and-cut-your-own and are $30, regardless of size. “Jim and I work during the week, and the kids take over on the weekend,” says Barbara. The kids include three who are in Knoxville and one who is in England, who gets excused from her Christmas tree farm duties. LoAnn Price, Morris Callaway Jr., and Mary Webster are in the Knoxville area, and Pamara Stevens is an English teacher in Hastings, England. Keeping life exciting are four grandchildren: Kaitlin Price, Lauren and Mark Callaway and Bruin Webster. Three of the children are in the teaching field, which is the occupation Jim and Barbara also chose and was how they met. They have been married for 28 years. Jim moved to the Karns area as an adult, but Barbara has been in the community since 1948 and is a graduate and former teacher at Karns High School. “My favorite thing about the community used to be that it was so out in the country,” says Barbara. “I’m having to adjust my thinking now that the area is growing so much!” Their home is a farm on Copper Ridge Road, which brought the couple another project that occupies a lot of their time and attention. “We are right next to Old Beaver Ridge Cemetery. After the church next to it – Beaver Ridge Methodist – burned years ago, the cemetery fell in disrepair. We decided to take care of it.” When they began in 2005, the cemetery was in bad shape and a lot of clean-up and repair was needed. To raise money for the cause, the couple started the Karns Area History Group. “We invite people to come talk at our

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would like to be healthy again.

What is your passion? I am passionate about taking care of Old Beaver Ridge Cemetery and organizing the Karns Area History Group.

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? My mother and the Rev. Catherine Nance, senior minister at Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why? I would say Thelma Hickey, because she encouraged my interest in Karns and its history. meetings about the history of the area. Jim videotapes the presentations, and we sell the DVDs for $10 each. All that money goes to the upkeep of the cemetery.” The history meetings have become more than a way to help the cemetery. “People really seem to enjoy hearing the ‘old timers’ talk about the history of Byington, Solway, Karns and Beaver Creek and Ball Camp. I’m hoping we can expand into Powell.” The club meets from January to May, and then picks up again from August through October. “It is mostly people who grew up here who come and talk to us,” says Barbara. “We have had as many as 50 attend the meetings. I always learn something new.” Sit back and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Barbara Stevens:

What is your favorite quote from a television show or movie? I don’t have a favorite quote, but I love the words to the gospel song “One Day at a Time.”

What are you guilty of?

I still can’t quite get the hang of ... Computers. It’s a good thing Jim is around to rescue me.

What is the best present you ever received in a box? We had a robbery, and Jim is replacing some of my jewelry, so I get excited when I open one of those.

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you? She told me to always be reliable, honest and caring.

What is your social media of choice? Email

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon and why? We didn’t have a television when I was growing up.

What irritates you? I don’t like being placed on hold, and I dislike it when people talk during a movie.

What’s one place in Farragut everyone should visit?

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What is your favorite material possession? Our family photographs. I have albums and boxes and now a computer full of them.

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I love biographies and autobiographies. I just finished one on Carol Burnett.

I think it would be fun just to get in the car and take a trip with no planning – just see where the road takes you.

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Freaky Friday The night belonged to superheroes, cowgirls, princesses, ghosts and goblins at Mayor Bob Leonard Park on Oct. 25 as the town of Farragut hosted Freaky Friday Fright Nite. Children age 12 and under were invited to trickor-treat around the walking trail, which was populated with area businesses, community groups and town volunteers handing out candy and other treats. There were also games for the

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bundled and loaded on a truck, and the youngsters were able to perform each task, Jean says. For a time, the workshop moved to Second Methodist Church on Western Avenue. The first Sunshine Workshop opened at 3009 North Central Street. By then, Arc of Knox Jean Roush in 1972, holding County, the nonprofit the Christmas card she dearm, was securing signed. The cards were sold contract work for door-to-door by the first the employees, who Sunshine Workshop employpunched a time clock ees. Photos submitted and earned a small salary. “You just can’t imagine how happy they were,” says Jean. “They had a purpose. They had a schedule.” Jean served as director of the workshop for several years, and Rex joined her there after he graduated. In 1974, she was asked to share her experience with the Sunshine Workshop at a church conference, and she told the story with a poem. This is an excerpt: I wish you could see the smiles on the faces of the workshop workers as they go through their paces; They punch their time card and get right to the job, these wonderful people, sometimes called odd; The work is steady and some days are long, but none of God’s plans are ever wrong. She takes little credit for her contribution to what is now Sunshine Industries. Instead, she points to the work of other volunteers and organizations, like the Akima Club. She also credits her son, Rex, and says God used him every time he turned around. He passed away in 2003. Jean still looks back on the early days of the workshop with fondness. “I loved every minute of it. It took me awhile to adjust to being around normal people.”

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Almost 2 years old, Benjamin Bault flexes his muscles on bale of hay at the Freaky Friday Fright Nite at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. Photos by Justin Acuff

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

Chase Perez is Chase the Rescue Bot and Ayden Perez is Sonic the Hedgehog at the Freaky Friday Fright Nite. From page A-1

Former Farragut Middle School art teacher, Lana Needham, and her late husband and FMS history teacher, Bob Walker. said Needham. “He taught them more than American History. There were two of his students who came to his room this fall and asked the teacher who took my husband’s place if they could just sit there for a few minutes. They stayed for about 30 minutes without saying a word. That shows something about how my husband affected these children.” Needham said that she formed this team for the

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race to both honor her husband and support others suffering from cancer. “There are so many kids who loved him so much, and we wanted to help other people find their cancer quickly,” she said. “His cancer snuck up on him and was already at stage four. We want to do anything we can to help others find their cancer quickly and treat it so that they don’t have to suffer like this.” On the Walker team

are staff from the school, church members from First United Methodist and lots of kids and former students, said Needham. “Some of his former students who live out of state have donated money, and some have even joined the team and are coming to walk with us on race day.” The Walker team has 80 people to date and has surpassed Needham’s goal of raising $1,000. Kim Deakins, a cancer survivor herself, sees this race as a chance to serve those in the midst of the battle and those who have lost a loved one to cancer. “The Buddy’s race gives an opportunity for people to heal. My hope as a mom is that this would be an opportunity for our children to serve and give back. The fact that they can cheer someone on who is struggling and hurting, that’s a gift, to be able to inspire someone in that way,” said Deakins. “They might really make a difference in someone’s race and in someone’s healing process.”


government The woes of staying too long Joy McCroskey, current criminal court clerk, would have been fired weeks ago had this been an appointed office which reported to the county mayor. With all the negative information which has come out on her tenure in office, she should resign.

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Charges range from chronic absenteeism to issuance of papers which sent people to jail without cause to keeping people in jail beyond the time they were supposed to be there. This is as basic a denial of constitutional rights as one can get. Once these people figure it out, it is only a matter of time until they sue the county for damages for denial of their civil rights. They will surely win a generous financial settlement for this incompetence from the clerk’s office. The financial exposure the county has could be considerable, which is one reason Law Director Bud Armstrong is declining to comment. He has to be worried about the lawsuits which could be filed. Taxpayers will pay extra for McCroskey’s poor performance. Like former county Law Director Bill Lockett, who also stayed too long, she will continue to draw a paycheck until she is removed by the voters in 2014 and her term ends on Aug. 31, 2014. When McCroskey says that during her nine months out of the office she was in touch and on top of things, that is factually wrong, as she surely did not deal with these serious errors which resulted in jail for persons who had not earned it. County commissioner Mike Hammond is eager to hold her office and his campaign will be a cakewalk given the issues she has tolerated, unless a third party enters the contest. He will oppose her in the GOP primary in May 2014. Hammond should be careful not to use his current Commission seat to badger or harass McCroskey now that he is a candidate to replace her. This is a perfect example of why the office should be

appointed, so she could be removed now and not continue an inept administration for another 10 months. The local Republican party should seek her resignation. ■ Lamar sworn in: There will be a panel discussion at the East Tennessee History Museum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, to which the public is invited. The topic will be Lamar Alexander taking office as governor three days earlier than his inaugural. Featured will be Keel Hunt, author of the book, “Coup,” on this historic event in 1979, along with John Seigenthaler, former editor of the Tennessean, and Hal Hardin, former Circuit Court judge and U.S. Attorney, who urged the early swearing in for Alexander. These three know what happened and why. It will be a fascinating dialogue. Several Knoxvillians actually attended the unexpected oath-taking at the state Supreme Court chambers in Nashville in January Alexander 1979. They were Madge Cleveland, Beth Waters and Susan Richardson Williams. All will be at the panel discussion at the History Museum on Gay Street. Hunt will also speak to the Knoxville Rotary Club at noon that day. His book is available at the Union Avenue Bookstore downtown and online from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. ■ Archie Ellis has decided not to challenge Gloria Johnson for state representative, which is an early Christmas gift for Johnson. She may now face Republican Jason Emert who has a ways to go to establish himself as a credible challenger. ■ Congratulations to the city for reviving the trees on the rooftops program for Christmas. This was started years ago by Sue Clancy when she was special events director, with the able assistance of Roseanne Wolf. This team was energy at its highest level and the largest number of trees ever on the rooftops occurred during their tenure. Hopefully, the Rogero Administration will be able to exceed it and the City County Building once again will have lots of lighted trees on its roof.

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The better end of the deal Thirteen years ago, two court clerks did a deal.

Betty Bean Cathy Quist, the General Sessions, Criminal Sessions and Juvenile Court Clerk, handed off one of her biggest headaches to Criminal and 4th Circuit Court Clerk Martha Phillips, thereby relieving Quist, who had been in office for only two years, of responsibility for Criminal Sessions Court and giving Phillips a potential cash cow. In 1998, attorney Quist defeated longtime incumbent clerk Lillian Bean on a promise to modernize the office, where most records were still being kept via oldtimey ledger books. But the huge, complex and unwieldy office, spread

out among the City County Building, the old Knox County Courthouse and the Juvenile Court on Division Street, proved difficult to manage. Personnel changes and efforts to install a new record-keeping system soon landed Quist in hot water with some of her employees. Reporters got tipped off about mini-scandals like checks turning up in desk drawers where they didn’t belong. She also ticked off Sessions Court judges when she asserted control over bench clerks (judges are proprietary about these employees), and as an ally of former sheriff Tim Hutchison, she inherited a truckload of his enemies – like judicial magistrates with whom the sheriff and his officers had running feuds. And that doesn’t even get to issues with prosecutors or pre-trial release officials.

For the far more experienced Phillips, however, Criminal Sessions Court was a natural fit. That’s where felony cases end up after preliminary hearing and grand jury indictments anyhow, and the steady stream of traffic fines and collectible court costs would beef up Phillips’ revenues, which had been depleted by deadbeat criminal defendants and the indigent recipients of the stacks of orders of protection handed out by 4th Circuit Court Judge Bill Swann. For the first few years, the trade-off appeared to work for both clerks, allowing Quist to stay out of the headlines and Phillips to offset her fiscal liabilities. But her health began to decline, and she missed a good deal of work after suffering a stroke in 2005. Her chief deputy Joy McCroskey, who had a reputation as a top-

notch bench clerk, filled in for her, and when Phillips died in 2008, McCroskey was appointed to fill the vacancy. She was elected later that year, and plans to run for re-election next year. The office is not subject to term limits. For the past couple of years, McCroskey’s health problems have kept her from working for long stretches of time, and tips about serious mistakes and personnel issues are being parceled out to the media. She has an opponent warming up in the wings and is preparing for an audit ordered by County Commission. Meanwhile, Quist (Cathy Quist Shanks since her marriage) is doing fine. She has no 2014 opponent on the horizon, leaving her with time to plan for the future and to thank the memory of Martha Phillips for cutting her such a sweet deal.

Do you hear what I hear? By Sandra Clark Sandra Tipton is a concerned parent. She attended the public forum at Vine Middle School last spring, and she was back for the Insight Session at AustinEast last week. She came in scrubs after working a shift at Fort Sanders. Tipton is connected with Knox County Schools only as a parent. Yet she spoke with barely concealed anger in her small group at A-E. “I do not trust the (school) system,” she said. “They will say, ‘We had this meeting and heard from parents’ … and then go off and do what they want to.” Afterwards, she cited two specifics: The cancellation of a Spanish class without notification and the turmoil at Vine Middle. At Vine, Superintendent Jim McIntyre offered reconstitution as one option,

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but Tipton believes McIntyre already had a plan. Many at the well-attended forum asked for more help for their kids rather than a whole new faculty. But within three days, Tipton said, principal Becky

Ervin was gone. New administrators interviewed teachers, deciding who was retained. At a school where personal connections are crucial (if one heard the folks at the meeting), fragile relationships were blown sky-high. “When decisions are made, let us know. I need to know what’s happening,” Tipton said. “I shouldn’t have to learn at Kroger about the principal leaving.” Dick Hinton is a member of Leadership Knoxville, the folks who facilitated small groups for each of six Insight Sessions. Hinton has no connection with Knox County Schools. We asked him how the A-E meeting compared with others. “About the same,” he said, noting he heard even more anger at another session. Folks in our small group were mad about too much

testing, lack of respect for teachers and “gotcha” teacher evaluations. The small groups reported back, the string quartet played and the meeting was adjourned. On WBIR-TV, a reporter interviewed Jim McIntyre who said three themes had emerged from the six sessions: Community members want to see continued investment in quality teachers, investment in up-todate learning facilities and personalized learning opportunities. “They’re emerging across all sorts of different cross sections and geography and roles, and all different types of people are saying similar types of things which is really interesting,” he said. Somewhere Sandra Tipton and probably Dick Hinton were saying, “Huh?”

GOSSIP AND LIES ■ Next summer promises to bring excitement as even officeholders on the 8-year cycle are facing re-election.

his recent Sunday visit to the PBPA picnic at Laura Bailey’s place. (Lucky Leuthold won a Panther blanket.)

■ You’ve probably heard about the Joy McCroskey vs. Mike Hammond race for Criminal Court clerk.

■ Ed Shouse announced last week that he will seek the trustee’s job. Both men will run as the outsider.

■ Ray H. Jenkins, whose dad, Ray Lee Jenkins, served as Criminal Court judge, announced last week he will run for the Circuit Court judgeship now held by Dale Workman, who’s retiring.

■ Bobby Waggoner, whose grandpa was sheriff and who has had a career in law enforcement, is running for sheriff. He was at the announcement of a site for the Karns Senior Center on Wednesday. And it wasn’t because he likes to play Bingo.

Principals Becky Ashe (L&N STEM Academy) and Benny Perry (Austin-East Magnet High) talk with the superintendent’s chief-of-staff, Russ Oaks, following the Insight Session last ■ Billy Stokes held prayer meetTuesday at Austin-East. It was the final session of six. Next up ings over the weekend with are two feedback sessions, both at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, his family to decide whether to enter the race as well. at Gresham Middle School, and Thursday, Nov. 21, at Bearden High School. Morgan Camu, director of strategic planning, said ■ Trustee Craig Leuthold likes both sessions will contain the same information. his new job and will surely fight to hold it. A clue was

■ Jimmy “J.J.” Jones wants to remain sheriff, saying it will be his last race. Jones got crossways with McCroskey, but they seem to have kissed and made up.

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‘ROUND TOWN ■ Promoting Farragut: Requests for proposals from qualified firms for a 2014 town of Farragut branding campaign have been announced by the town staff. The branding and marketing campaign is budgeted for $50,000 for 2014. Information is on the town website: www.townoffarragut.org. ■ Celebrating new turf: The ribbon will be cut and play will begin at the new artificial turf field at Mayor Bob Leonard Park in a ceremony at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7. The new field is a capital investment program project that was partially funded with a state Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant for up to $250,000. ■ Drive on: AARP will conduct two days of driving classes on Nov. 14-15 at town hall. The class is for anyone age 50 and older. Those age 55 or older who complete the eight hours of class time are eligible for a discount on their auto insurance. Cost is $14, with a $2 discount for AARP members. It is taught by trained AARP volunteers and designed to cover such topics as age-related physical changes and declining perceptual skills and to serve as a refresher course for the rules of the road, local driving problems and license renewal requirements. ■ Upcoming at Town Hall: Farragut Beautification Committee, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5; Farragut/Knox County Schools Education Relations Committee, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5; Farragut Arts Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5; Economic Development Committee, 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.; Stormwater Advisory Committee, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14; Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen (one meeting in November), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19; Personnel Committee, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19; Farragut Planning Commission Meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.

Concord Yacht Club protests taxes By Sandra Clark The Concord Yacht Club is under attack by two officeholders of Knox County government: Property Assessor Phil Ballard and Law Director Richard “Bud” Armstrong. Club leaders met Oct. 30 with County Commissioner Richard Briggs to seek relief. What they got was a listening ear and a few yarns about the sailing exploits of the good commissioner. More on that below. “There is a perception that there’s no public access (at the yacht club),” said Commodore Sandra FordJohnson. “This is the place in Knox County to keep and store sailboats.” The club also has an education function, she said, and supports training for sailboat captains and students from area high schools and UT. “Any time the gate is open, the public can come in and launch. We make sure someone is there to assist them.” “The law director has said we no longer have a lease and he’s considering putting it out for an RFP (request for proposal),” said member Dwight Gwinn.

Armstrong says Armstrong says he was drawn into the controversy when Trustee Craig Leuthold turned over collection of delinquent taxes to his Armstrong office. “They owe taxes for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. That’s all I want.” Armstrong said the club is appealing Ballard’s assessment to the State Board of Equalization, but that’s not the issue. “They should

Dr. Richard Briggs meets with representatives of the Concord Yacht Club. From left: Briggs, Doug Bataille, Sandra Ford-Johnson, Greg McMillan and Dwight Gwinn. Bataille is senior director of Parks and Recreation for Knox County. Photo by S. Clark pay the taxes on appeal to avoid interest and penalties. If they win the appeal, they will get a refund. “It’s a valuable piece of property. ... I’m just trying to jerk the chicken off the roost to get things moving.” Armstrong said “as of today (the tax bill grows daily), they owe $153,521.44.”

CYC disputes Meeting with Briggs and Doug Bataille, senior director of Parks and Recreation, Greg McMillan said the club has set aside money to pay the taxes, but that’s meant deferred maintenance and equipment purchases. He said in 2010 the county notified the club that its tax status was changing from exempt to commercial. “We appealed that to the state.” Briggs asked, “But if the state rules against you, you will pay?” “Yes, subject to further discussion of the values,” said McMillan. Gwinn said the tax liability “affects our ability to replace boats for the high school and sail camp.” The high school program is finishing its 12th year with about 30 participants

annually, 95 percent of whom are not CYC members. The kids come from Bearden, Farragut, Knox Catholic, Oak Ridge, Webb School and West. The sail camp, started in 1993, teaches kids from age 8 to high school. It averages 70 participants per year with fewer than half CYC members. The UT Sailing Club launched in 1996 with annual membership of about 50. The program runs two days a week for 8 weeks in the fall and 8 weeks in the spring. Almost no participants are club members. The Sailing Club hosts two regattas per year, each for two days. Participating teams have come from several Southern states. Ford-Johnson offered extensive proof of community access to the facilities – “all at no expense to the county taxpayer other than the use of federal (TVA) land given to the county exclusively.” Bataille said, “The way we would look at it is as a non-profit offering service to the community and it does not cost the county anything. We would not go up on the rent.” Briggs explained that

both the property assessor and law director are elected officials, not under the control of the mayor or county commission. He and Bataille agreed to talk with Mayor Tim Burchett about the issues.

Ballard’s position Jim Weaver, chief deputy assessor, said he and Phil Ballard evaluated various property previously not on the tax rolls. Ballard was elected in 2008 and Weaver joined the office in 2009. “The law hasn’t changed, but we wanted to make sure all eligible property was on the tax rolls. We found some property, owned by the county but leased to forprofit businesses, which had not been assessed.” So the law enabled them to levy the leasehold assessment on the amount between fair market rent and what the entities were actually paying. “In most cases, that was not the fair market rent, although that was certainly not their fault,” said Weaver. “Yes, our office got all of this started.” Concord Yacht Club was assessed at 40 percent of value, the commercial rate. The appeal is being handled

by attorney Ed Smith for the club and Charlie Sterchi of the law director’s office for Knox County. Stay tuned.

Briggs afloat When Richard Briggs missed the commission’s reorganization meeting (when Brad Anders defeated R. Larry Smith for chair), his excuse was a medical mission trip. That conjured up images of the good doctor hacking through jungles to aid impoverished villagers. And he did some of that (and has done much good work, volunteering in Haiti after the earthquake, for example). But this time he was sailing in the South Pacific, visiting islands “where the women wore grass skirts and the men wore even less.” He delivered packages of medical supplies and encountered one difficult delivery. (The mom and baby survived, but Briggs says, “I’m not a baby doctor!”) Briggs tries to go sailing every year, and his adventures would make for an interesting civic club talk. Sadly, the Concord Yacht Club members just want to get those pesky taxes set aside.


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Fall fun at Second Presbyterian By Wendy Smith Second Presbyterian Church’s annual Fall Festival is more than games, candy, hay rides and costumes. It’s also a way for the congregation to connect, says Meredith Worden, co-chair of the church’s fellowship committee. Everybody pitches in to show the youngsters a good time, from the women who bake for the cake walk to the young parents who run the games. The festival also reaches out to the community. The entire West View community was invited, says Worden. The church adopted West View Elementary School in 2009.

Volunteers at the LunchLaunch for Knoxville Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walk thank the Johnson family for a decade of support.

Hope in a lunch bag By Wendy Smith The Johnson family has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Tennessee Alzheimer’s patients over the past decade. But the sale of coupon books at the family’s 18 Arby’s locations raises more than money. It raises awareness, says Janice Wade-Whitehead, executive director of Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc. The nonprofit frequently gets calls from people who say they didn’t know where to turn for help until they saw contact information for Alzheimer’s Tennessee on the coupon book in their lunch bag, she told those attending a LunchLaunch last week for the 2014 Knoxville Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walk. The Johnsons presented a check to the organization during the lunch. The coupon books are such good publicity that Alzheimer’s Tennessee is preparing for an uptick in calls

when they go on sale Nov. 4. Tom Johnson Jr. opened his first Arby’s location in 1968. His 12-year-old twin sons, John and Tom III, were early employees. John remembers that his dad offered to pay the boys $5 a week, or $20 a month, to help out. They negotiated him up to 50 cents an hour and raked in almost $20 the first week. After a few years, Tom Jr. decided he wanted to give back to the community. He supported another charity for several years, but opted to support Alzheimer’s families after his wife, Jackie, was diagnosed with vascular dementia. Tom Jr. suffered from dementia also before he passed away in 2011. “He was an ornery buck until the day he died,” John says with a smile. Arby’s coupon books offer a $25 savings for one dollar. Info: www.alztennessee.org.

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Love that will not let us go And I will take you for my wife forever; I will take you for my wife in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy. I will take you for my wife in faithfulness; and you shall know the Lord. On that day I will answer, says the Lord, I will answer the heavens and they shall answer the earth; and the earth shall answer the grain, the wine, and the oil, and they shall answer Jezreel; and I will sow him for myself in the land. And I will have pity on Lo-ruhamah, and I will say to Lo-ammi, “You are my people” and he shall say, “You are my God.” (Hosea 2: 19-23 NRSV) Future homeowner Jennifer Richardson helps lift the first wall of her new house at the Habitat House build in Loudon County. Partnering with Habitat for this build is Concord United Methodist Church. Photos by Ashley Baker

Chuck Parmele and Shauna Oden oversee the construction of the 100th Habitat House in Loudon County.

Zoe Selvage writes a blessing on the walls of Jennifer’s new home.

Building neighbors By Ashley Baker Sometimes putting up walls can be a good thing for a church. On Oct. 26 at the end of Faith Lane, a group from Concord United Methodist Church cheered as they joined Jennifer Richardson and Habitat for Humanity in Loudon County in raising the first wall of Richardson’s new home. It was the 100th house for Loudon Habitat and the 14th Concord UMC has done since they began working with Habitat in 1999. “Concord is blessed to participate,” said volunteer Chuck Parmele. “Habitat House knits the congregation together. No matter who a person is, they can

bring their gift. They can serve through making cookies, vacuuming, giving or working construction.” For example, the church’s United Methodist Men host a golf tournament each August to raise money to sponsor the Habitat home for the following year. After the walls went up, Habitat Executive Director Shauna Oden handed out markers for volunteers to write blessings on the wooden support beams. Richardson couldn’t stop smiling. “I am so excited and thankful.”

Hugh Brashear and Joy Littleton volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.

Churches fight human trafficking A road race to raise awareness of human trafficking in East Tennessee is coming to Knoxville, and Pam Cantrell wants everyone to know about both the race and the problem. “It’s called Run for Their Lives and will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, at Market Square,” said Cantrell, who is race coordinator for her church. She said sponsors and runners are needed. The date is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, with races and other events across the country. Overall sponsor

is Freedom 4/24.org where details can be found. Freedom 4/24 exists to raise awareness of the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of women and children around the world and to provide financial support to partner organizations dedicated to furthering justice, according to the website. Locally, Firewall Ministries and the Community Coalition against Human Trafficking will benefit from the race. Beth Brinson is race director here. Info: reached at bethbrinson@tds.net.

O Joy that seekest me through pain, I cannot close my heart to thee; I trace the rainbow through the rain, And feel the promise is not vain, That morn shall tearless be. (“O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go,” George Matheson, 1882) I was a very young teenager when I heard a sermon on this text from Hosea. There are not many sermons I remember from my teen years, so very long ago, but this one I will never forget. The preacher used the rhetorical device called a refrain, repeating again and again throughout the sermon his version of God’s intent: “I cannot kiss your lips: they are not mine; but I love you still, and forgive you.” Hosea’s wife Gomer had committed adultery. The law said he could stone her to death. But Hosea decides to deal with his faithless wife as the Lord dealt with faithless Israel: by forgiving her and continuing to love her and be faithful to her. Gomer’s second child was a daughter, whom Hosea named (at the Lord’s command) Lo-ruhamah, which means “Not Pitied.” God said, “I will no longer have pity on the house of Israel or forgive them. But I will have pity on the house of Judah, and I will save them. …” Gomer’s third child was a son, whom the Lord commanded should be named Lo-ammi, which means “Not my people.” Ultimately, however, God has pity on the people of Israel, and promises to “take you for my wife forever …

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in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy.” This text mirrors God’s extraordinary faithfulness in the midst of such aching sadness. God’s people were still God’s people, no matter what they had done. God’s love did not die, was not withdrawn. Often enough, we take forgiveness for granted. We don’t consider the extent of God’s grief caused by our sin. We blithely pray “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” (Pray those words carefully, my friends, because if we want to be forgiven at all, we have to forgive others.) Even so, in spite of it all, God continues to love us and forgive us. “I love you still, and forgive you.” That is the nature of love in its truest sense, whether it be God’s love or human love. Love will forgive. The best news of all is this: God’s love will not let us go!

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Auburn is ahead of Tennessee This may hurt a little. Yes, it might sting more than a flu shot.

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Enjoying a Lego game at the Bricks 4 Kidz camp are Jackson Galyon and Caden Kryter.

Lots of building going on at Town Hall By Sherri Gardner Howell There was plenty of new construction going on in Farragut Town Hall on Oct. 17-18. Being built were new homes, skyscrapers, pirate ships, race cars and superhero headquarters. The motivation for all this building was two days featuring four camps for children through Bricks 4 Kidz, an interactive camp

that uses Legos and popular themes to encourage and reinforce fine motor skills and creativity. Two themes were offered during the camps: Mining and Crafting and SuperHeroes Academy. Morning sessions were from 9 a.m. to noon, with afternoon camps offered from 1-4 p.m. Campers were given free time to build with mounds

of Lego blocks, then were rotated through five to six stations that included building Lego projects, crafts, Lego games and free-style construction. On Nov. 15, the town and Bricks 4 Kidz will sponsor a “Kidz Night Out� from 6-9 p.m. at town hall. Cost is $30. Info: www.bricks4kidz. com and 966-7057.

I am reluctant to dull your day but here goes: Among the great universities of the United States, Auburn is ranked ahead of Tennessee. OK, I can hear you: “I don’t believe it! Bear Bryant called Auburn a cow college. Who says Auburn is ahead of Tennessee?� U.S. News and World Report, a magazine three years out of print but still dispensing strategic information, reached this depressing conclusion, using up to 16 indicators of academic excellence. It tossed a few other little factors into the computer – lifestyle, campus feel, available gifts and grants, etc. U.S. News, or perhaps Mortimer B. Zuckerman himself, would have you believe that the lovely village on the plains is a cooler location than Rocky Top, that Auburn, even without the Alabama-poisoned oaks, offers a more exciting scene than the Volunteer Navy and

the Neyland Stadium DJ who can rap your eardrums. OK, their famous Kathryn Thornton was the second American woman to travel in space. I will not repeat what sports fans say about our famous Susan Martin, UT provost. Auburn probably thinks its war damn eagle is too tough for our lovable bluetick hound. And, I suppose, their band receives more support and playing time than our band. They have nothing to compare with Pat Summitt Plaza. Another thing, toilet paper at Toomer’s Corner never did much for me. It always seemed so rural. Ah ha, U.S. News admits, in the fine print, that the weight assigned to each factor “reflects our judgment.� If there has been an official reaction, I missed it. Has the digital mag been banned in Tennessee? No. Has there been a rebuttal from the chancellor? No. Has there even been a feeble protest from agitated students who risk reduced value for degrees? No mattress fires have been reported. Before I get too far out on this limb, I should tell you that Vanderbilt, Florida, Georgia, Texas A&M, Alabama, Missouri and 50 or 100 others are also ahead

of Tennessee in the great school rankings. Oh my. As you know, some are also ahead of Tennessee in football. The immediate question is whether Auburn is better and, if so, how much. This is the crucial segment of the season for the Volunteers. Long, long ago John Majors said people remember what you do in November. Younger players have supposedly grown and matured. In theory, remaining foes are nearer our talent level. Since summer, these last three have been penciled in as probable victories – leading directly to bowl bonuses for the coaches. How long will it take to recover from the Derek Dooley era? How come Auburn coach Gus Malzahn got a mid-term A from Athlon Sports and Butch Jones’ grade was only B+? OK again, Auburn was more awful than Tennessee last season. And Malzahn’s signature win at College Station was bolder script than Jones’ upset of the Gamecocks. The Tigers don’t play enough defense to win all their remaining games. We’ll soon see if the Vols play enough offense to run the table. Run Vols, run. To be continued. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is westwest6@nerzero.com.

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For Cagle, education is ‘phenomenal’ By Betsy Pickle In Amanda Cagle’s world, life isn’t good, it’s phenomenal. The assistant principal for 6th grade at Northwest Middle School has a “phenomenal” principal, Karen Loy. Her fellow assistant principals are “phenomenal.” The University of Tennessee master’s program in education is “phenomenal,” as is the church group that helps out Northwest with cleanup and spiff-up projects. Cagle’s use of the word is so infectious – and so sincere – that it makes you smile just to hear it. While you’d think Cagle’s job, which includes some disciplinary duties, would be something less than phenomenal, the Evansville, Ind., native goes about it with so much enthusiasm that the positives always outweigh the negatives. You see that in her interactions with students and fellow staff. Maybe it has something to do with the career path she didn’t follow. “I went to school to be a dentist,” says Cagle. “I was pre-dental up until my junior year of college when I realized it was more fun to explain to my study group how to get answers than it was for me to think that I was going to be sticking my hand into someone else’s mouth for the rest of my life.” She made the switch, getting her undergraduate degree in science before earning her master’s in curriculum instruction in 2003. She also has an Ed.S. degree. “I love school,” she admits. In 10 years, Cagle has put a lot of schools on her resumé. She did her internship at Fulton High School. Then she filled in for a teacher on leave at Oak Ridge High School for a year. She spent several years at Central High School before moving to Northwest as TAP mentor teacher, teaching 7th grade science. She then spent a year being pulled in two different directions, dividing her week working as assistant principal at both Gresham Middle School and Northwest. The next year, Northwest had an opening for the 6th grade assistant principal, and she applied and got it. Northwest is a true melting pot, Cagle says. The students come from across the socioeconomic spectrum, as well as around the world. It’s designated as an ELL (English Language Learners) hub, which is a good thing. Northwest has students from Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central America and Mexico. “We are a very diverse school. There are 11 schools that feed into us,

Amanda Cagle catches up with 7th grader Dashaun McKinney. Photos by Betsy Pickle

and we feed into five high schools.” The area has a lot of turnover, so faces – and languages – are constantly changing, she says. That’s one of the reasons the school counts on its four assistant principals, and they all count on each other. “When one person’s out, it’s hard to work because we’re all an integral part of the team. We’re a well-oiled machine.” It’s not enough for Cagle to work during the regular school year. For the past two summers, she has also worked as a principal in the Summer Bridge program. She was principal for the 8th- to 9thgrade Bridge at Karns High School last year and principal for the 5th- to 6thgrade Bridge at Northwest this past summer. The program gives extra support to kids who need help making the transition from elementary school to middle school or from middle school to high school. For some it’s voluntary, and for others it’s required. Either way, Cagle believes the program has huge ben-

efits at both bridge levels. It’s for “any kids that need extra support.” In her first bridge experience, “We were really focused on their math and their English skills in order to get them ready for high school.” For the 5th to 6th bridge, she had students from Northwest, Gresham, Bearden and Hardin Valley. She ran into the mother of one of the Hardin Valley kids afterward and was pleased at her reaction. “His mom came up to me and said, ‘I just want to thank you so much because he’s just doing a great job. He loved the program.’” Naturally, the kids entering 6th grade at Northwest got to know Cagle well during their summer program. “I felt that it was really about relationships and building those relationships with those kids. It was a great transition. They had me for Summer Bridge, and they have me this year. They know me; I know them, and I know their parents.” Cagle has also become part of a bridge during the school year. The church group Fellowship North has formed a partnership with Northwest, helping the school out during its Fifth Sunday service projects. Church members came to help weed the grounds before fall semes-

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Made with love (and pillowcases) sembly line to measure, cut and prep the fabric before students in Barr’s class sewed everything together. “This gives us a sense of giving back,” said senior Shanna Bell, who helped with the project in Flatford’s class. “Our teachers gave us the option of what we wanted to do (for a service project). You can never do too much for others.” The dresses were made from gently used pillowcases, many of which were purchased at local thrift

It’s amazing what a group of young people can accomplish when they set their minds to it.

Sara Barrett Just by learning how to sew simple stitches and working together as a team, students at Farragut High School have brightened the lives of 55 orphaned children living thousands of miles away in Ghana. Each week, the students get to choose a different community service project as members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCL A). Shanna Bell But so far this year the majority of that time has been spent making dresses for girls at the Village of Hope orphanage in Africa. Teacher Sherry Barr initially heard about Little Dresses for Africa, a nonprofit group that ships

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Farragut High senior Kaleigh Lain stitches a pillowcase dress for a child in Africa. Pho-

stores. Additional supplies including bias tape were donated from faculty and community members. Lain said that when she delivered the dresses, the girls at the orphanage put them on and twirled around in them. She raises the money to go on mission trips. “It was worth every penny,” she said. To donate materials for students to make more dresses, email Sherry Barr at sherry.barr@knoxschools.org.

Farragut resident and children’s book author Janet Greer recently visited students at St. John Neumann Catholic School . She read her book “When You Hear a Siren,” which teaches children not to fear siren sounds. Pictured with Greer is 1st grader Jon David Lawson. Photo submitted

FHS Junior Caroline Humphries works on a sewing project.

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handmade dresses overseas to children in need. Her students were planning to make some dresses for the organization, but when Kaleigh Lain, a senior in Barr’s class, told her she would miss a few days of school around fall break because of a planned mission trip to Ghana, Barr thought it would be better if Kaleigh delivered the dresses in person. Students in Lynsey Flatford’s class formed an asgrade levels 5-6, middle school, pre-algebra, algebra I and II, geometry and trigonometry. Sessions are 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at Middlebrook Pike UMC, 7234 Middlebrook Pike. Call or text 388-1725 or email Charlene.tutors.math@ gmail.com to reserve space.

Vendors needed West Valley Middle School needs vendors for its second annual holiday boutique that will be held at the school 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Registration fees are $20 for one day and

Rugby signups Karns area rugby coach Matt Vineyard stopped by Karns High recently to sign up players. Interested students can come from Oak Ridge, Karns and Powell schools and Grace Christian Academy. Boys in grades 7-12 can play and girls in grades 8-12 can play. No experience is needed. Info: 603-6460. Photo by S. Barrett

$30 for both days. Vendors donate 10 percent of their sales to the school which will help its benevolence and community outreach programs. Info: call 470-0092 or email siegel1228@gmail.com.

SCHOOL NOTES A.L. Lotts ■ Make-ups for prepaid fall pictures will be taken Wednesday, Nov. 6. Kids on the Block will be at the school 8-10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15.

and old electronics. They can be labeled “FRC” and dropped off in the main building’s first floor office. Robotics Merit Badge Day will be held in the CTE building 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, by the First Robotics Competition team. Admission is $35 which includes pizza and drinks. This is an opportunity to complete your Robotics Merit Badge in a day and have fun learning about the robotics field. Info: email Jane Skinner at

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Webb School ■ The Lower School, grades K-5, will host an admissions open house 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the

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Cake walk winner Jonathan McColl chooses a brownie cake from well over 50 choices.

Northshore Elementary School students Thy Truc Ho and Britton Shumaker huddle in front of a trunk display for the book “Goodnight Goon,” a parody of the classic “Goodnight Moon.” Caroline Aldridge’s 4th graders chose the book for their trunk during the school’s trunk or treat event. Photos by S. Barrett

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Hoedown at Hardin Valley Elementary Best buddies Natalie Avento and Mackenzie Roach cleverly draw participants to a silent auction of gift baskets during Hardin Valley Elementary School’s recent hoedown. The auction was one of many fundraising activities held to help raise $20,000 to benefit the school. Photos by N. Anderson

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Students entered the school’s trunk or treat event by walking across the drawbridge of a castle. Pictured at the entrance are (front) Molly Stegall, Kelsi Wright, Natalie Mahoney; (middle row) Will Stegall, Cary Swygal, Kennedy Renfro, Emma James, Abby Mahoney, Marcus Roberts (back) and school principal Susan Davis.

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NEWS FROM SEQUOYAH DENTAL ARTS

Sequoyah patient’s denture experience one-of-a-kind By Shana Raley-Lusk “Before getting my new custom dentures from Sequoyah Dental Arts, I always smiled with my mouth closed,” says Victoria, one of Dr. Pablo Foncea’s recent denture patients. She was experiencing bone loss and losing

Before

A friend of Akira Blount demonstrates the creative versatility of Blount’s piece “Chess Players.” The face of each doll is designed to change into a playful woodland creature by flipping a small attachment forward. Photos by Nancy Anderson

Akira Blount’s legacy lives through work, memorial fund By Sherri Gardner Howell Artist and doll maker Akira Blount lost her battle with cancer in August, but her family and fans are working to continue her legacy through her artwork and a fund to assist students of fine arts. Bennett Galleries hosted a memorial reception on Oct. 26 to showcase Blount’s life and work and to promote the memorial fund, which is being administered through the East Tennessee Foundation. Blount’s daughter, Rachel Minar, spoke to those gathered to honor her late mother. Known internationally for her dolls, Blount said in her artist’s statement that she was attracted to the doll form “for its evocative nature but my creative impulse has pushed me beyond the traditional expression of that form. “Since early childhood, I’ve been absorbed by the colors, forms, textures and smells of nature, and I have

Rachel Minar speaks in honor of her mother, international artist Akira Blount, during a memorial held Oct. 26 at Bennett Galleries, 5308 Kingston Pike.

The work and passions of artist Akira Blount is continuing through a memorial fund through the East Tennessee Foundation to help students of fine arts.

always tried to incorporate these elements in my work.” She was known for incorporating pine cones, twigs, berries, feathers and other natural material into her works. Blount was born in 1945 and grew up in Madison, Wis. She continued her education at the University of

Wisconsin-Madison where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art education. In 1979, she moved to Tennessee with her husband, Larry, and two children, Chris and Rachel Minar. They lived on 80 acres in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Info on Blount: www.akirastudios.com

Starring roles for residents give ‘Wizard’ a new trick By Laura Cline Pulling out the red carpet for residents and their families, Elmcroft of West Knoxville celebrated national assisted living week with a Wizard of Oz-inspired movie premiere. Coming at the end of a week-long celebration centered on the theme of “homemade happiness,” this event on Sept. 13 provided a fun grand finale for the festivities. Events such as a homemade ice cream party and a pet parade led up to the Friday night movie premiere. “We thought of different homemade things that we do with our families, and one is homemade movies,” said Community Relations Director Rebecca Swingle. “We thought it would be fun to have our residents participate in an Elmcroft homemade movie.” Elmcroft staff in partnership with Choices in Senior Care adapted the movie favorite “The Wizard of Oz,” which has a famous tagline of “there’s no place like home.” The Elmcroft movie depicted the experience of a senior adult on a journey to find a new home. About 15 Elmcroft residents appeared in the film

Kristy Ritch, Elmcroft executive director, chuckles at the antics of “Dorothy” and her companions during the red carpet premier of their movie. with roles ranging from Dorothy to the Lollypop Guild. The film depicts the journey of Dorothy and her companions in well-known Knoxville locations. “They went to the Sunsphere, Market Square and Lawson McGhee Library, and, as they met each other, they make their way here to Elmcroft,” Swingle said. The movie premiere truly was a collaborative effort. Oak Ridge Playhouse donated costumes, Ray Rader of Heritage Video Company filmed the event, and Sarah Wegman of Choices in Senior Care wrote the movie script. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett even appeared

at the end of the film. In addition to the 100 Elmcroft residents who participated in the red carpet premiere, family and friends were invited to join. “Everybody loved it. We’ve been making lots of copies of the movie for families both near and far away so that they and their grandkids can watch it,” said Swingle. “Even if families couldn’t physically be here, they can go to our Elmcroft Facebook page and see their loved one in the movie.” The movie production process not only served as a memorable experience for residents and their families but also for community members. Swingle said, “It gave other people, like our partners for this event, a different perspective on what our residents can do and what they enjoy doing. Age isn’t always a factor; it’s just a number.” At the request of Elmcroft residents, the movie has been shown a number of times since the premiere. “It gave residents a new adventure. Being 90 years old doesn’t mean that you’ve been in a film before or that you’ve performed in costume. It was a really neat experience for them,” said Swingle.

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After A before and after example of Dr. Pablo Foncea’s work. Photos submitted. teeth at a rapid pace as a result. “I was looking for a job at the time and it was really depressing because everywhere I went they were looking at my mouth,” she remembers. “I was embarrassed to show my teeth. I even had gaps between them.” But upon her first visit with Foncea at Sequoyah Dental Arts, Victoria learned what many local denture patients already know first-hand. “As soon as I walked into the office at Dr. Foncea’s, I was offered coffee and snacks. It was unlike any dental office I have ever visited before,” Victoria says. She remembers Foncea telling her that he was sure he could fix her smile with custom dentures. “The whole process was painless and I really just felt so relaxed. I could even bring my own music to listen to during the process,” she says. The staff at Sequoyah Dental Arts takes great pride in the beautiful custom cosmetic dentures that they offer. While many other dentists offer generic dentures, Foncea is able to create a custom denture that fits the patient’s face and is overall more aesthetically pleasing. Because he evaluates each patient individually, Foncea is able to provide the

most natural-looking denture available. He views the process as art, creating the most ideal-looking smile possible for each individual patient’s face. “As soon as I was done, I could see such a huge difference,” Victoria recalls. “I looked 10 years younger and even had a brand new job within a week of getting my new dentures. It just gave me so much more self-confidence.” Like many of Foncea’s patients, Victoria says that custom dentures changed her life. After such a positive experience with Sequoyah Dental Arts, Victoria even decided to take her daughter there for braces. “I never want my daughter to have to go through what I did with being ashamed of her teeth,” she says. Foncea’s unique way of creating one-of-akind dentures while also taking the greatest care with his patients truly sets his practice apart. “I love the staff there,” says Victoria. “They are just the most pleasant people. And I have never liked going to dental offices, but this experience was totally different. I never even needed any pain medicine during this whole process.” Dr. Foncea says that some of the most dramatic smile makeovers that he has done have been those of denture patients. His specialized approach to creating beautiful smiles has changed the lives of Victoria and so many others like her.

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NEWS FROM GASTROINTESTINAL ASSOCIATES

Hemorrhoids – No longer a pain “Hemorrhoids are a taboo topic of conversation – not a typical Sunday night dinner discussion” says Dr. Mitch Guttenplan, Medical Director of CRH Medical Corporation. “For years people have been embarrassed and fearful to discuss their symptoms, so they discreetly purchase over-the-counter creams that only temporarily treat the symptoms and not the underlying problem.”

are so appreciative,” says Dr. Altawil. “The best part is that it’s non- surgical, painless and quick – they can go back to work right away!”

Symptomatic hemorrhoids are very common in the United States, as approximately 50% of the population will suffer from hemorrhoids by the age of 50! Common causes are thought to include constipation, diarrhea, pregnancy/ childbirth, long periods of sitting, a sedentary lifestyle, heavy lifting and obesity, while common symptoms include itching, bleeding, swelling and prolapse. Internal hemorrhoids often lead to the development of external hemorrhoids and symptoms, and are also commonly associated with pain.

“After my bandings in June 2012, I am now 100% pain free and symptom free for the first time in six years! I am completely back to normal and my quality of life has vastly improved. The procedure itself is painless and I cannot tell you how much this procedure has changed my life. My only regret is that I wish that I’d had this procedure 6 years ago!” exclaims John C.

“I experienced severe discomfort from my hemorrhoids. On my bad days, the pain was probably a 9 out of 10 and it was relentless,” says John C, a CRH O’Regan patient. If hemorrhoids are left untreated, they can become progressively worse with time. An excellent treatment for hemorrhoids is rubber band ligation with the CRH O’Regan System®. This non-surgical, painless procedure doesn’t require any prep or sedation and it takes only a minute to perform. The physician places a small rubber band around a portion of the hemorrhoid where there are no nerve endings, cutting off the bloody supply and causing it to fall off within a couple of days. Dr. Altawil, trained CRH O’Regan System physician, highly recommends this treatment as it allows him to treat his patients in the office, in less than 10 minutes and his patients leave feeling better immediately. “My patients

This safe and effective procedure allows 99% of hemorrhoid sufferers to be treated. The potential complications of pain and bleeding are rare (less than 1%), the recurrence rate is very low (5% at 2 years) and the procedure is covered by most insurance plans.

Dr. Altawil, of Gastrointestinal Associates, treats hemorrhoid patients at The Endoscopy Center of Knoxville, located at 801 Weisgarber Rd, in Knoxville, TN. Call 865-730-0049 for further information and to book your appointment today! One last piece of advice from Dr. Altawil, “Hemorrhoids may subside temporarily but they do not go away, so get them treated now so that you can live your life comfortably!”

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Gourmet’s Market marks 35 years in business It’s 8:30 on Saturday morning.

Anne Hart

As Gus walks through the door at Gourmet’s Market in Bearden, the kitchen staff puts his breakfast on to cook without having to take his order. “We know his toast has to be run through twice, or he won’t eat it,” manager Lisa McCoig laughs. “Yes, it’s burned, and it smells the whole place up, but that’s ok. We think he should have it just the way he wants it.” Great customer service is one of the things that has kept Gourmet’s Market in business for 35 years – that and the fantastic food in Cosmo’s Caffe, the hard-to-find kitchenware for the serious chef and the fabulous epicurean assortments of olive oils, chocolates and cocoa, coffees, teas, jellies and preserves. But even more than all of that is the warm, family atmosphere of the establishment opened originally by Barb and Rich Strehlow in 800 square feet of space on Homberg Drive. The market is now owned and operated by Barb’s son, Eric Nelson, in a much larger space just across the street at 5107 Kingston Pike. Gourmet’s Market has been in three different locations over the years – all within a couple of blocks of each other – as it greatly expanded its lines of goods

for the gourmand and added the restaurant with space for private meetings and events and room to serve brunch for about 600 people on Sundays. There is also a catering business that is capable of handling affairs as large as the recent Legacy Park fund-raiser, when the staff fed a crowd of 800. A long-time supporter of activities in the Bearden community, the market recently hosted a fundraising event for Bearden Elementary School. And they are already planning a Black Friday give-back to friends, old and new customers and even strangers. From 7 to 10 a.m., bleary-eyed shoppers who stop by on the Friday after Thanksgiving, the most heavily-trafficked shopping day of the retail year – will each receive a free cup of Cosmo’s delicious coffee. Always enthusiastic supporters of The District in Bearden, the market’s owners have a scrumptious menu planned for dinner the evening of Dec. 6, First Friday in the District. Just to whet the appetite a bit, the three entrees that evening will be filet of beef stuffed with white cheddar cheese and topped with bacon and onion jam, panseared pistachio crusted river trout with smoked tomato beurre blanc or breast of chicken stuffed with wild mushroom ragout and cranberry Wensleydale cheese. Nelson and McCoig agree that while the food in Cosmo’s is nothing short of divine, the most special thing about the market has always been the opportu-

nity to really get to know neighbors. “We see couples who come here as newlyweds and then bring their children back over the years. And we watch those children grow up and bring in their own children,” McCoig says. Nelson adds that with a staff that has now grown to 31, most of them young people, “We have helped graduate many, many a kid from UT, and they stop by over the years to tell us working here was great. It is those kinds of relationships that make it a joy to come to work every day.” Nelson says perhaps the best aspect of being at the market for him has

Hackney fields for inner city soccer By Sandra Clark H.T. Hackney CEO Bill Sansom and Emerald Youth Foundation executive director Steve Diggs have scheduled a major announcement today (Monday, Nov. 4) at 11 a.m. They will be joined by Mayor Madeline Rogero and others at the corner of 17th Street and Dale Avenue. While no one will confirm the announcement, we expect Sansom to announce that the 14 acres previously used as Hackney’s warehouse will be redeveloped for youth soccer and managed by Emerald Youth Foundation. Parking for the announcement is between Witt Building Material Bill Sansom plays a pick-up game of soccer with Emerald Youth children: Uriah Felipe, 9; Sarah Company and First Choice McGhee, 9; Benitte Vyizigiro, 9; Sansom and Tyler Bennett, 12. Community Credit Union.

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Later on Monday, Sansom will be honored at the fifth annual Emerald Youth Legacy Dinner at the Knoxville Convention Center. Sansom also chairs the TVA board of directors. The event, which will begin with a 6 p.m. reception followed by dinner and program at 6:30, is expected to draw more than 800 guests. Entertainment will be by the Emerald Youth Choir, an

ensemble of more than 60 elementary to high school students, led by music director John Jackson, and other special music including a pianist and saxophone duo. Proceeds will benefit Knoxville’s 22-year-old Emerald Youth Foundation, which serves more than 1,350 inner city children, teens and young adults each year through education,

faith and sports programs. “Bill knows that the physical and spiritual well-being of children is a measure of the health of a community. We are grateful for his commitment to making our inner city neighborhoods into healthier communities,” said Diggs. Info: www.emeraldyouth. org, or Morgan Goins at mgoins@emeraldyouth.org or 637-3227 ext. 108.


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NEWS FROM GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF KNOXVILLE

Preview Day – Take a look! By Shannon Morris Grace Christian Academy may be one of the best-kept secrets in Knoxville when it comes to private Christian education. With that in mind, we would like to share with you what is taking place on the GCA campus. The community is invited to attend our annual Preview Day on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. This event is designed for any family interested in Junior Kindergarten through 12th grade, as it will provide a great opportunity to learn about the mission and direction of our school. As a ministry of Grace Baptist Church, our purpose is leading, building and equipping students to be a positive presence in our world. You will have a chance to meet our principals and administrative staff, enjoy some refreshments, and take a tour of our facilities. At the Preview Day, you’ll discover that we use the latest technology to train students, including Promethean boards in every classroom, hands-on science labs, and iPads being used by every high school student. We also have a tremendous athletic program that begins in middle school, providing a solid foundation for high school sports. If you’ll take the time to join us at Preview Day, you’ll also find that our 63-acre campus, located in northwest Knoxville, offers a wide variety of other opportunities for students, including music, drama, arts, student government, community service and much more. Founded in 1997, Grace Christian Academy is a college preparatory school that is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.We have much to offer your student, and your family, when it comes to an outstanding school experience set against the backdrop of solid Christian principles. We would love to see you on Preview Day!

Participants in the German exchange program at Grace Christian Academy are (front) Anke Conzelmann, Emily Brewer, Rylie Bristow, McKenna Krebs, Jennifer Edwards, Deidre Randles, Jasmin Neuber; (back) Felicitas Kugel, Shelby Davis, Selina Hofmann, Julia Elis, Mona Brahner, Marieke Plappert, Moritz Wahl, Kellie McCreight, Vincent-Jan Engelmann, Ryan King, Lukas Ruoff, Nicolas Schwarzbuerger, Timon Schuster, Jordan Keelty, Ryan Randles, Daniel Taylor and Jeremiah Roberts. Photo submitted

German exchange program going strong Student violinist Nia Grubbs. Photo byJulie Bass

Grace violinist honored By Shannon Morris Grace Christian Academy is proud to recognize the recent accomplishment of Nia Grubbs, a 5th grade student with a gift for music. Nia was recently accepted into the Knoxville Youth Symphony’s Youth Preludium Orchestra, which is quite an honor for those who are chosen. Nia, a talented violinist, has been taking lessons for five years, but this is her first attempt to audition for the orchestra. She credits her success to her love of violin, of course, but also to her teacher, Erin Archer, as well as her commit-

ment to daily practice. Nia will have the privilege of playing for the orchestra in its 40th season, and all concerts will be held at the Tennessee Theatre. The season opens on Nov. 11, and also includes a special 40th anniversary concert in February. The Preludium Orchestra is for students who are in the 7-12 year age range. All members need to know how to sight read music and demonstrate basic proficiency in their instrument. It’s no easy feat to be selected to this group, and we applaud Nia’s effort and dedication.

By Shannon Morris Each year since 2006, Grace Christian Academy has taken part in a student exchange program with Mönchsee Gymnasium in Heilbronn, Germany. Anyone who is familiar with a student exchange program knows that the benefits are seen on both sides. Our students who travel to Germany have the chance to see first-hand another culture, and to be immersed for a time in the language, customs and school life of that land. Our families and students who host German students here in Knoxville get the chance to introduce our East Tennessee culture to those who know little about how we live. This program is for GCA stu-

dents in the 10th through 12th grades. The German students, however, are all in the 10th grade. All German students must take and pass a rigorous exit exam before graduating, so the 11th and 12th grade students are busy preparing and thus not able to be away for an extended period of time. Our most recent group of exchange students were here Oct. 16-26, and in that time we visited Pigeon Forge and the corn maze at Oakes Farm, had lunch at Litton’s in Fountain City, took a tour of Bleak House and visited the Nina and Pinta which are currently at Volunteer Landing. The activity that the German students enjoyed the most, though, was watch-

ing the UT football team defeat South Carolina! The student exchange program provides an invaluable opportunity to bridge a cultural gap, and for students to see just what school life is like in another country. In addition, each group gets to absorb a little bit of the other’s language, and they often develop friendships that reach across the Atlantic for years to come. Many of our students are Facebook friends with their German counterparts, so the exchange experience can extend well beyond the initial visits. GCA is proud of our relationship with Mönchsee Gymnasium, and we pray that it will remain in place for many years!


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Breastfeeding: healthy, natural … and often frustrating for new moms Parkwest Childbirth Center models Treated Well. Well Treated.® slogan Most expectant parents, and especially first-time parents, joyfully and carefully plan the details surrounding birth of their babies. These important decisions include where to give birth, if the mother will request an epidural and whether she plans to breastfeed her newborn. First-time parents David and Amanda Burton knew right away that they wanted to have their baby at Parkwest’s Childbirth Center because of the home-like environment, experienced medical staff and the excellent care their friends and family had received there in the past. Amanda planned on receiving an epidural and she and her husband David elected that they wanted their son to be breastfed. Having recently moved to Chattanooga from Knoxville for David’s new job, the anxious parents-to-be were planning on driving back to their hometown a day or two prior to Amanda’s due date, Oct. 11. However, in the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 5, Amanda awoke to intense lower back pain and some bleeding. The couple gathered their belongings and made the one-hour and 45-minute, 113-mile drive to Parkwest. Her contractions were uncomfortable, but mild, and remained 10 minutes apart for the duration of the drive. A blood test and physical exam determined that Amanda was not yet ready to give birth, being dilated only 2 centimeters. She and David were released that morning and decided to run some errands before returning to Amanda’s parents’ home in West Knoxville. “We had it all planned out,” explained Amanda. “David was going to return to Chattanooga that night around 8 p.m. I was going to stay at my parents’ house and call David if anything changed.” Amanda’s contractions steadily intensified while the couple was out and about. By the time they returned to her parents’ home, each contraction lasted one minute and was five minutes apart. Amanda knew that the baby was on his way. She called the hospital and they made their way to Parkwest’s Childbirth Center for the second time that day.

Thayer Elias Burton at 3 weeks old

Amanda was immediately admitted and an IV was started David and Amanda Burton with so that she could receive an epinewborn son, Thayer, at Parkdural. west’s Childbirth Center “I was in so much pain when we arrived, but it was comforting to know that I was in such good hands at Parkwest,” said Amanda. “From the moment of skin under your we got there, we didn’t encounter a single em- tongue that holds it ployee, nurse or doctor we weren’t impressed to the bottom of your with. The anesthesiologist was timely and mouth) extended too far reassuring when administering my epidural. up to the tip of his tongue, He was so gentle, I didn’t feel a thing. I’ve had making it difficult for him to more pain with flu shots in the past than I had latch on to the breast properly. “Parkwest’s lactation consultants were so with my epidural!” Around 9 p.m., Amanda had fully dilated caring and patient,” said David. “They were and was ready to begin pushing. Less than in there with us every two hours, doing everyan hour later at 9:41 p.m., Thayer Elias Bur- thing in their power to get Thayer to latch and ton made his debut into the world. He was 8 feed. Nancy Bates (RNC, IBCLC) and Mary pounds, 3 ounces, 21 and half inches long and Alice Middleton (RN, BSN, IBCLC) were especially supportive, always offering uplifting the “spitting image” of his father, David. Soon after delivery, Parkwest’s lactation words of encouragement. It really meant a lot consultants were working with both Amanda to us, especially Amanda.” After many painful attempts to get Thayer and baby Thayer to get them both used to the to latch, Amanda was frustrated but still debreastfeeding process. “It’s not intuitive and easy like you think termined to follow through with her goal to it would be,” admitted Amanda. “With every breastfeed. Parkwest’s lactation consultants mom and newborn, there is a learning curve provided her with a breast pump, along with a tube and syringe that would be used to feed that you have to tackle together.” To add to the normal struggle of adjusting Thayer the nutritious breast milk he needed. to breastfeeding, physicians determined that After two days in the hospital, the Burtons Thayer’s frenulum linguae (the small piece took their baby boy “home” to Amanda’s par-

Parkwest’s Teddy Bear University (TBU) breastfeeding course offers help, support According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 75 percent of mothers start out breastfeeding, yet only 13 percent of babies are exclusively breastfed at the end of six months. Additionally, rates are significantly lower for AfricanAmercian infants. The TBU breastfeeding course offered at Parkwest is designed to help educate expectant parents about the basics of breastfeeding and the challenges that new mothers may encounter when they begin to breastfeed their infant. This class also aims to alleviate some of the anxiety many expectant mothers experience and helps to instill confidence in the parents’ choice to breastfeed. “One common misconception is that the lactation consultants will teach you everything you need to know in the hospital post-delivery,” said Terri Butcher-Chapman, Parkwest lactation consultant and perinatal educator. “This is simply not true. Mothers should take every opportunity to educate themselves about breastfeeding prior to delivery. The lactation consultant’s time at the patient’s bedside is very limited because of frequent interruptions from visitors and clinicians, in addition to allowing time for new

parents to rest as well as bond with the new baby.” Support is as important as preparation. If you are close to an expectant mother, be sure she knows that you support her decision to breastfeed in order to provide her baby with the numerous benefits that breastfeeding can provide: ■ Breast milk contains the ideal nutrients for infants and is more easily digested than formula ■ Breast milk is rich with antibodies that help infants combat illnesses (lower respiratory diseases, diabetes Type 1 and 2, influenza and rotavirus) ■ Breast milk aids in baby’s brain development and cognitive ability ■ Breastfeeding promotes a strong bond between mother and infant ■ Breastfeeding saves time and money (approximately $1,095 a year)

ents’ house where they could get used to life outside the hospital before returning to Chattanooga. At 3 days old, Thayer had his attached frenulum linguae surgically cut to allow him more tongue movement and easier feedings. Even after this procedure, breastfeeding was a still a challenge to both mom and baby. Amanda called Parkwest for advice. “Parkwest referred me to an independent lactation consultant who came to the house within just two hours,” explained Amanda. “I was really impressed with how quickly they worked to get me the help I needed.” During her session, Amanda learned to use a special silicone nipple shield when breastfeeding. This technique eased feedings for both herself and her baby. Thayer now breastfeeds three times a day and receives four bottle feedings with formula. “I wish I could breastfeed (Thayer) more than I do, but I just don’t produce enough milk to do so,” said Amanda. “Every mother is different, but we all want to give our babies the best start we can. The staff at Parkwest really understands that and they explore every method possible in order to help you reach your goals.” “New moms should not get discouraged right away. Breastfeeding is challenging for most new mothers, and it can be even more stressful when coupled with additional obstacles like a short, tightly-attached frenulum linguae as in the Burton family’s case. “Amanda did the right thing by calling us for a referral,” said Terri Butcher-Chapman, Parkwest lactation consultant and perinatal educator. “We want all our expectant moms to know that they aren’t alone in facing the challenges of breastfeeding. If you need help, please call us at 865-373-4081 so that we can refer you to breastfeeding specialists and support groups in your area.” Today, Thayer is a happy, healthy boy who turns 1 month old tomorrow. He and his parents are enjoying life in Chattanooga and are planning a trip to Knoxville in the near future.

Teddy Bear University 2014 Expectant Parent Classes Teddy Bear University wants to assist you in obtaining the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to meet the questions and challenges that accompany parenthood. Call 374-PARK (7275) to register. All classes are held in the Ocoee Room on the second floor of Parkwest Medical Center.

ing and relaxation, tips for your support person, pain relief, and care for new mom and baby. This series is recommended for first-time parents and includes a tour of the Childbirth Center. (Fee: $75)

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■ Sunday Four-Week Series Start Dates (2:30-5:30 p.m.):

Taken in the seventh or early eighth month of pregnancy, this class covers breastfeeding basics such as getting started, correct position and technique, tips for returning to work and an overview of breast pumps. Fathers-to-be are also encouraged to attend! (Fee: $25, Breastfeeding book included) ■ Wednesday Evenings (6-9 p.m.): Next class starts Jan. 22 ■ Sunday Afternoons (2:30-5:30 p.m.): Next class starts Jan. 5

Birth and Babies Today Begun in the sixth or seventh month of pregnancy, this multiweek class series covers topics including variations of labor and birth, breath-

■ Monday Five-Week Series Start Dates (6:30-9 p.m.): Next class starts Jan. 6 ■ Tuesday Five-Week Series Start Dates (6:30-9 p.m.): Next class starts Jan. 7

Next class starts Jan. 19

Super Saturday Class Taken in your seventh or early eighth month of pregnancy, this class combines the information from the Birth and Babies Today series into an all-day Saturday class. This class is a good option as a refresher course for those who would have difficulty attending five weekly sessions, but is not recommended for first-time parents. A tour of the Childbirth Center is included. (Fee: $75) ■ Saturdays (9 a.m.-5 p.m.): Next class starts Jan. 18

Sibling Class Targeted for siblings ages 4-10, this class is designed to include

They Pampered Me! The Childbirth Center at Parkwest For more information, call 374-PARK or visit TreatedWell.com

brothers and sisters in the excitement surrounding the birth of a new sibling. A tour of the birthing facility is included. (Fee: $10 per child) ■ Sunday Afternoons (3-4:30 p.m.): Next class starts Feb. 23

Infant and Prenatal Partner Massage Learn and practice massage techniques that alleviate the principal complaints of pregnancy and labor. Participants will also see how to perform infant massage. This class is taught by a certified massage therapist and includes mommy massage. (Fee: $30 per couple) ■ Sunday Afternoons (2-5 p.m.): Next class starts Jan. 12

Infant and Child CPR American Heart Association certified instructors teach parents how to effectively perform the step of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the removal of airway obstruction for infants and children. This class does not provide certification in CPR. (Fee: $25 per person) ■ Thursday Evenings (6-9 p.m.): Next class starts Jan. 2 NOTE: Class dates are subject to change. Classes may be full two months in advance, so please reserve you class space by the fi fth or sixth month of pregnancy.


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THROUGH FRIDAY, NOV. 22

SUNDAY, NOV. 10

‘Discovering the Civil War’

Getty benefit concert

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

Award-winning Christian musicians and hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at First Baptist Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The stop on the Gettys’ “Hymns for the Christian Life Concert Tour” will be a benefit concert to help build the Restoration House’s Village, a new community for singlemother families. A local donor will match 1:1 the net proceeds raised by the concert, with all going to the Village. The Gettys sold out the Tennessee Theatre last December with their Christmas show. The Belfast-born couple, who now make their home in Nashville, released their first live album in September. Tickets are on sale at iTickets.com. VIP packages are $125 per person. General admission is $20. Groups of 10 may purchase general admission tickets for $15.

THURSDAY, NOV. 7 Artificial-turf field opening The town of Farragut will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, for the new artificial-turf field at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road. The multipurpose rectangular field is the first artificial-turf field available for public use in the greater Knoxville area and will allow for year-round play. Athletic groups interested in rental information should contact Parks and Athletic coordinator Jay Smelser at jay.smelser@townoffarragut.org or 865-966-7057.

FRIDAY, NOV. 8 Martini party Liz-Beth Gallery, 9211 Parkwest Blvd., will host a martini party from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Fine art and couture will be mixed, along with the drinks. Mixologist Terrance Pate of Cedar Bluff Wine and Spirits will create the martinis to be tasted. Hors d’oeuvres and wine also will be served. The event will feature the newest works from awardwinning painter Jeanne Leemon, a jewelry trunk show by designers Liz Anderson and Sarah Knox, and the hottest styles in formal wear from Prestige Formal Wear. There will be a silent auction and hourly drawings. For more info or to RSVP, call 865-691-8129 or email beth@liz-beth.com.

SATURDAY, NOV. 9 Farmers market The Dixie Lee Farmers Market is open 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 9, at Renaissance Farragut, 12740 Kingston Pike.

SATURDAY, NOV. 9 ‘Messiah,’ ‘Magnificat’ The Knoxville Choral Society will perform the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah” and J.S. Bach’s “Magnificat” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Bijou Theater, 803 S. Gay St. Members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform with the choral society. Tickets are $20 adults and $10 students and are available through the Bijou box office, at the door or from a choral society member.

SUNDAY, NOV. 10 Women’s Choral Showcase A University of Tennessee Women’s Choral Showcase concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Farragut Presbyterian Church, 209 Jamestown Blvd.

SUNDAYS, NOV. 10 & 24 The Smoky Mountain Chapter of CISV will hold two “Fun Days” to share information about 2014 educational travel opportunities for youth. The events will take place 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 544 N. Broadway, and 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Central United Methodist Church, 201 E. Third St. Children age 10 and up and their parents are invited. Educational programs will be available in Brazil, Canada, France, Norway and Sweden. CISV is a nonprofit, non-political, independent organization that fosters cross-cultural understanding in children, youth and adults. For more info, visit www. smokymtncisv.org or contact Missy Parker at smokymtnprograms@cisvusa.org.

MONDAY, NOV. 11 The Job Resources Group will meet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive. The group provides assistance in preparing for interviews, revising resumes and finding employment.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, NOV. 11-12 AARP driver courses AARP Driver Safety Courses will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, and Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Loudon Senior Center, 301 Main St., Loudon. Anyone age 50 or over may attend. To be eligible for a discount (up to 10 percent) on auto insurance, participants must be 55 or older and complete eight hours of class time. Taught by trained AARP volunteers, the program covers such topics as age-related physical changes and declining perceptual skills and serves as a refresher course for the rules of the road, local driving problems and license-renewal requirements. To register, call Carolyn Rambo, 865-584-9964.

An AARP Driver Safety Course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, and Friday, Nov. 15, at the Community Room at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Anyone age 50 or over may attend. To be eligible for a discount (up to 10 percent) on auto insurance, participants must be 55 or older and complete eight hours of class time. Taught by trained AARP volunteers, the program covers such topics as age-related physical changes and declining perceptual skills and serves as a refresher course for the rules of the road, local driving problems and license-renewal requirements. Cost is $14 ($12 for AARP members). Cash or check payment must be brought to the first class. Participants must bring an AARP card or number to receive the $2 discount; membership numbers may be obtained at 1-888-687-2277. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 12. To register, call 865-966-7057.

‘Kidz Night Out’ “Kidz Night Out” will allow parents to enjoy their own night out from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. 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 lesson time that reinforces S.T.E.M. principles, creative playtime 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, Nov. 13. Cash, check and credit-card payments (in person or by phone at 865-966-7057) are accepted. For info, call 865-966-7057.

Holiday craft & bake sale The Crafters of the Community Church in Tellico Village will have their 23rd annual holiday craft and bake sale from 9 a.m. to noon in the church’s Christian Life Center, corner of Tellico Parkway (Hwy. 444) and Chota Rad. Craft items will include fall and Christmas wreaths and arrangements, seasonal mailbox covers, handpainted ornaments, baby lovies, teething bibs and blankets, jewelry, cross-stitched, knitted and crocheted items, greeting cards, Christmas tags and gift-card holders, bridge tallies, Mah Jong purses, placemats, bikini aprons and scrubbies. Baked goods and “Jezebel” spread will be for sale. The sale generates about $20,000 each year, and the crafters distribute the money to groups such as the Child Advocacy Center, Good Samaritan & Good Shepherd Center, Habitat and scholarships.

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Runaway Home will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Palace Theater, 113 W. Broadway, Maryville. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available at 865-983-3330 and Murlin’s Music World, 429 W. Broadway, Maryville.

A three-week Pilates class will be offered 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Nov. 12, at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Pilates is a mind-body exercise that works the whole body. The focus is on correct use of core muscles, spinal

Tennessee Smart Yards will hold rain garden workshops from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, and Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Oak Ridge High School, 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. Participants should wear work clothes as part of the day will be spent getting hands-on experience installing a rain garden. The workshops are free, but advance registration is required. Call Tennessee Smart Yards at 865-974-9124.

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‘Tin’t int’ tin When asked about differences between the United States and Great Britain, Janet Edkins, a native of Sheffield, England, can’t narrow it down.

thing, but it’s not true!” Edkins, who lives in West Knoxville and runs JayDesigns, a website design business, came to America when her computer-programmer husband Chris, originally from Birmingham, England, got a job stateside. One of the first things the couple noticed was how much bigCarol ger everything was – houses, Zinavage stores, roads. “Talk about culture shock! The road in front of our complex was as big as the M1 motorway,” she says, speaking of a major highway around “Honestly, everything!” London. she says. “People think that It didn’t help matters that because we have a shared Chris’ first assignment was language, we share every- in Texas, the U.S.’s second-

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Vendors needed Vendors are needed for Rocky Hill Elementary School’s Candy Cane Cottage Holiday Market that will be held 4-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at the school. Registration is $25. Vendors donate 10 percent of their sales to the school. Info: 300-8197 or email carla.bailey@comcast.net. West Valley Middle School also needs vendors for its second annual holiday boutique that will be held at the school 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Registration fees are $20 for one day and $30 for both days. Vendors donate 10 percent of their sales to the school. Info: 470-0092 or email siegel1228@ gmail.com. Proceeds from both events will help the schools’ benevolence and community outreach programs.

Website designer Janet Edkins, formerly of Sheffield, England, in her West Knoxville office Photo by Carol Zinavage

biggest state after Alaska. “Many people don’t realize that the whole of Great Britain would fit into Texas three times!” says Janet in her musical Yorkshire brogue. She also had some adjusting to do in social areas. “The interesting thing about Texans is that they found it necessary to correct my English pronunciation.” Thus, Edkins’ “vitamins,” pronounced with a short “i” as in “fit,” prompted repetitions of the long “i” version from her new neighbors. Pity the poor Texan who ever got a load of authentic, often indecipherable “extreme Yorkshire.” If you’ve

ever watched films like “The Full Monty” or “Brassed Off,” you’ve heard it. Among other things, it sounds to Americans like they’re leaving out the word “the.” “I’m going on bus.” “I’ll put it on table.” Edkins clarifies. “It comes from contracting the word ‘the’ into a ‘t’ at the end of the previous word. Thus, ‘I’m going ont’ bus,’ or ‘I’ll put it ont’ table.’ If you listen carefully, you can hear it.” As an extreme example, she quotes “’Tin’t int’ tin’ – meaning ‘it isn’t in the tin.’” That brings a grin as I try to process what she’s just said. Just like you’re doing now. After Chris’ two-year stint

in Dallas, the couple moved back to England for a few months while he searched for another job. This time, he landed one in Chicago. “So we went from Plano, Texas, in August to Chicago in December.” Recalling the temperature extremes, Janet rolls her eyes and declares, “That was not fair!” She has unique perspectives on the hot-button issue of immigration. “The whole world is becoming a melting pot. In Britain, our shared heritage makes a difference, but there’s been enormous immigration since the formation of

Sprinkles is a 5-month-old domestic short hair kitten available for adoption at Young-Williams Animal Village, 6400 Kingston Pike. Take advantage of the Fall in Love with Cats special and adopt Sprinkles for $50. She is spayed, up to date on vaccines and is microchipped. See adoptable animals like Sprinkles at either location of YWAC, Kingston Pike or 3201 Division Street. Info: www.young-williams.org or 2156599. Photo submitted

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■ Rule High Class of 1973 will hold its 40-year reunion Saturday, Nov. 16, at Bearden Banquet Hall. All graduates are invited. Info: Mike Doyle, 687-2268, or Juanita McFall Bishop, 804-4816.

Shoopy is a 3-year-old male. He doesn’t like his kennel but when he is let out, he is sweet and docile. He loves other dogs but is afraid of small children. His previous owner had several young grandchildren who mistreated him. Shoopy is available for adoption at the Humane Society of Tennessee, 6717 Kingston Pike. His fee is $150. Info: email info@ humanesocietytennessee.com or call 573-9675. Photo submitted

■ Halls High School Class of 1984 is planning its 30-year reunion and is searching for classmates. If you are a graduate of this class or have information about a graduate of this class, contact Brenda Gray, 548-7825 or bfg1966@tds.net; or Jeana Carter Kirby, 5569032 or jeana.kirby@knoxschools.org.

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RIES Scrapbooks & TRACTOR, ***Web ID# 321239*** LABRADOODLE MF-175 convection oven. ***Web ID# 322148*** Supplies 50% OFF low hrs., 8 spd., new $30,000. Needs to be EVERYTHING! Fri. PUPPIES seat, tires & canopy. seen to appreciate. FIAT SPYDER 2000 Nov. 8, 10a-4p & Sat. 3M, 1 choc., 2 black, $6000. 865-674-0251. 1982 conv. garaged 865-966-1689 Domestic 265 Nov. 9, 8a-8p at white breast, All shots, entire life, 99,400 orig mi. Beaver Ridge dewormed, cute. $1500. exc. cond., runs great. Chev CAMARO 1984, Lodge (Karns), 7429 beautifullabpuppies@aol.com Household Furn. 204 $7500. 865-216-1381. 238a ***Web ID# 321033*** beige ext, black int., Oak Ridge Hwy, ATV’s or text/call 865-221-4353 Knoxville, TN 37921 2.8L V6, AT, good cnd, ***Web ID# 327287*** BIG SALE! 117,500 mi, asking 2001 Arctic Cat ATV, B & C MATTRESS, Labradoodle Pups, no $2500 obo. 865-748-0255 2 WD, 289 mi, gar. 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Navy Call 865-237-1731 MALTESE 87,890 mi, LT1 eng., Autos Wanted 253 Phone 865-705-5421 w/ stripes & camel AKC adorable pups, $4,500. 865-458-5164 FORD Explorer 1998, bk, $475. 865-523-7267. shots & wormed. 102K mi., 4WD, red, CHEVY MALIBU 2008, A BETTER CASH 865-523-1914 China Crystal Flatware 221 OFFER gray int., exc. cond. for junk cars, gold, 4 dr., AT, exc. $4500. 865-213-3342 Household Appliances 204a trucks, vans, running cond. non-smoker, or 423-351-7850. or not. 865-456-3500 Lenox Holiday China, 40,350 mi., $10,000. Many different breeds Gold & Platinum, 12 Call 865-310-6183. LG FRONT Load Maltese, Yorkies, EAST TN Pl. Settings Ea. Steam Washer, all Malti-Poos, Poodles, Auto Recycler, FORD FUSION 2010, $1000. 931-854-0490 options. New -- 2013. Yorki-Poos, Shih-Poos, Cash for junk vehicles, loaded, lthr. ht'd seats, $670.bo. 865-659-9957 Shih Tzu, $175/up. shots Call 423-588-0021. 66K mi. A-1 cond. & wormed. We do Imports 262 sunrf., $13,000. 865-803-3318. 232 layaways. 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