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If you look up “educator role model” in the dictionary, you’ll find Julie Pepperman’s picture. She tutors before school and by appointment after school. She’s a lead teacher and evaluates her colleagues. She’s on the state science leadership team.

See Betsy Pickle’s story on A-9

Battle ground Author and Civil War historian Gerald Augustus was caught up in the moment. “Can you imagine?” he asked a crowd at Farragut Town Hall. “We are right here, on the very day of the battle!” The Battle of Campbell’s Station was 150 years old on Nov. 16, and the Farragut Folklife Museum committee brought a special program to town hall to mark the occasion.

Read Farragut Faces on A-3

Coffee Break When a client pulls out her lipstick before she walks out of his shop, Mitchell Rutherford chalks up another bright spot in a good day. A hairdresser and owner of Salon Bior, Mitchell loves his job and is happy he decided to follow his dream.

Meet Mitchell on page A-2

Some Kentucky games mean a lot An amazing number of Tennessee-Kentucky games have turned out the same way. Some included suspense. One lasted into overtime. Some were more meaningful than others.

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Golf at First Tee Sandra Clark ventured up Dandridge Avenue and landed at the Williams Creek Golf Course where a group of guys who care have put in place a wonderful program for kids.

See story on page A-14

Goin’ on a bear hunt ... oops! Carol Zinavage got more than she bargained for when a bear invaded camp at LeConte. Rangers sedated and hauled him away, but not before Carol snapped a camera’s worth of photos.

See Carol’s story on page B-3

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It’s not all about Legos Competition looks at values, teamwork and social issues By Sherri Gardner Howell All the elements of a really great Saturday for Lego lovers were in place on Nov. 16 in the cafeteria and gym at Hardin Valley Academy: Legos, robots, challenging competitions and pizza. There’s a whole world out there of students who bring new meaning to learning through play. The FIRST Lego League (FLL) Nature’s Fury Challenge brought 18 teams, including several from Farragut and West Knoxville, together to compete head-to-head in a regional qualifying round. The FLL season will have its grand finale in April in St. Louis at the FLL World Festival. The competition tested eight weeks of research, design and programming for the students. With a theme of “exploring natural disasters,” the competition required the students to build a Lego Mindstorms robot that had duties to perform. The “missions” included positioning an evacuation sign, clearing an airport runway of debris and delivering supplies to a designated area. The robots, controlled remotely by the team, were judged on the accuracy and speed of completing the tasks. Along the way, studies on natural disasters and all the components that come together in response to them are conducted by the teams. Past themes have included nanotechnology, climate, quality of life for the handicapped and transportation. Some of the teams were schoolbased, but many were collections of students from different schools and home-school environments. They were focused on the competition, working in groups and with their coaches to fine-tune their Lego robots after each practice run. It was a festive atmosphere, but the mission at hand was job one. “I can’t show you our robot

Members of the Android Architects team Emre Flomberg, John Rentenbach and Marion LePape check out their robot. Hayden Peter and Theresa Keller check out their robot as it is charging for the next competition. They are members of the Lab R.A.T.S. team. Hayden goes to Tate’s School of Discovery and Theresa to Karns Middle School. right now,” Hayden Peter, a member of Lab R.A.T.S. team, told a reporter. “It is on the charger and doesn’t need to be moved.” FIRST, an acronym for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, was introduced by inventor Dean Kamen of Long Island, N.Y. Kamen is best known for inventing what became known as Segway PT. FIRST now receives support from more than 200 Fortune 500 companies and has awarded more than $16 million in college scholarships. There are FIRST programs for kinder-

garten through high school seniors. Knoxville’s competition was for students ages 9 through 14. The most visible part of the competition is when teams and robots are invited to the disaster table. The competition, however, has three parts, with the Robot Game and Project being only one. Teams are also judged on the FLL Core Values, which include teamwork, finding solutions to problems, good sportsmanship, professionalism and cooperation. Fun and learning are stressed more than winning.

Based on three rounds of points for the robot performance and the Core Values, the Atomic Eagles won 1st Champion and the NX3SixT, 2nd Champion. Winners also included: Disco Robots (mechanical design), Jr. Spartans (programming), The Golden Mean (strategy and innovation), NX3SixT (robot performance), RMS Ninjineers (research), Brick Ninjas (innovation solutions), Masters of Disasters (presentation), Lab R.A.T.S. (inspiration), Saints B (teamwork) and Android Architects (gracious professionalism).

Choto residents question delay on fire service County Commissioner Richard Briggs talks to residents of the Choto area who want better fire protection. Jerry Harnish, Rural/ Metro’s division general manager and fire chief, is at left.

By Sandra Clark Knox County is looking for land to build a fire station in the Choto area, but the process is too slow for homowners faced with escalating insurance premiums and worried about first responder service. County Commissioner Richard Briggs convened a meeting at Farragut Town Hall to air concerns. “The area impacted has one of the highest tax bases in the county, and we have the least effective services,” said residents Ed and Janis Stout in a prepared statement. The Stouts accused Rural/ Metro of “quietly removing” a reserve station at Choto Marina. “The removal of the Rural/ Metro substation has exposed us to millions of dollars in additional (insurance) charges over the years with substandard coverage.” Fire Chief Jerry Harnish disputed the Stouts’ claim. “The Choto community has had a protection class of 10 since the system’s inception decades ago,” he said afterwards. Premiums went up when technology enabled insurance companies to accurate-

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ly identify the location of the properties they insure, he said. Harnish said the marina offered to house a fire truck in its dry storage shed, but the marina employees who had offered to be trained as firefighters took other jobs. “To locate our own firefighters there would require a facility in which to place them, and that was not being offered.” Harnish said Rural/Metro would lease and operate a fire station at Choto if private developers, a nonprofit or Knox County would

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committed to doing this.” Ed Stout asked Briggs what’s taking so long. “A $700,000 house pays $5,000 a year in taxes and another $5,000 in homeowners insurance.” Harnish said Rural/Metro would put a construction trailer onsite immediately upon approval of the code enforcement authorities once land is acquired. Insurance underwriters won’t recognize a fire engine as a station, he said. Stout asked if water pressure is a problem. Harnish said no. “First Utility District has one of the most sophisticated water distribution systems in the state.” In response to a question, he said Rural/Metro owns three Knox County fire stations outright, leases three from nonprofits and leases the remainder from private developers. “We have everyone’s attention,” said Briggs. “Mayor Burchett and County Commission are for it, but I cannot promise on the time.” Commissioner Ed Shouse and state Rep. Ryan Haynes also attended the meeting. All agreed to keep in touch.

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Coffee Break with

What was your most embarrassing moment? I don’t remember much about my most embarrassing moment, but other people sure do! I had my wisdom teeth pulled, and the drugs must have really loosened my tongue. From the stories I have been told, I said a lot!

What are the top three things on your bucket list? Fly a plane, tour Europe and drive a race car.

What is one word others often use to describe you and why? Kind-hearted. I care about people and like to treat them the way I would want to be treated.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Mitchell Rutherford

My ears.

What is your passion? When a client pulls out her lipstick to apply before she walks out of his shop, Mitchell Rutherford chalks up another bright spot in a good day. A hairdresser and owner of Salon Bior, 10517 Kingston Pike, Mitchell loves his job and is happy he decided to follow his dream. “I have known I wanted to be a hairdresser since I was a little boy,” he says. “I always loved fiddling with people’s hair.” Mitchell grew up in Clinton, and, after graduating from Clinton High School, he worked other jobs around the area. “I was embarrassed to enroll in beauty school because I was a boy. One day I decided I needed to do what would make me happy, and I picked up the phone and called Tennessee School of Beauty. I haven’t missed a beat since.” After years of working in shops owned by others, Mitchell took the leap of faith and started his own salon. He remembers the opening as being “very scary.” “It’s hard to believe it will be three years in June,” he says, adding that “Bior” means “beauty” in French. “It was definitely a risky and scary thing to do. You know your customers, and you know the relationships you have with them, but that doesn’t mean they will leave the salon where they are and follow you. It was what I wanted to do, but I was scared to death that I would wake up and have no income!” What happened was beyond his expectations. “So many people came, more than I thought would. I was surprised and so grateful. The salon is doing well, and there are now six of us, with three hairdressers plus me. We are a family, and we all get along and care about each other.” Professionally, color is Mitchell’s favorite part of the process. Personally, it’s the relationships and the opportunity to make someone’s day better that he loves. “I get close to people, and I worry about them when things aren’t going well. It is gratifying to me to be able to make their day better. Someone might come in feeling down and blah, but by the time they leave with their hair looking good, they are happy. When they put on lipstick before they walk out the door, I know I have helped them feel good about themselves, so they will have a better day. That’s my favorite part.” Family – including Winston, his Yorkie – is also important to Mitchell. His father died a few years ago,

Owning Salon Bior and doing hair!

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? My dad. He died about four years ago, and I miss him.

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why? My friend Deana Ferguson Whitehead. She taught me about life and how to respect myself and my ideas. She told me to always reach for my goals because I was worthy of success.

I still can’t quite get the hang of … Cooking!

What is the best present you ever received in a box? It was a watch that I really wanted but would have never bought for myself. and Mitchell keeps close to his mother. “She is my best friend,” he says. “I have a great, supportive family with my brother and sister and four nephews and nieces. And, yes, I do all their hair!” For Thanksgiving, the family knows not to expect any culinary delights from Mitchell at their family feast. “Last year I made banana pudding and forgot to put in the bananas. I noticed it at the last minute and had to stir them in after the whole dish was done and in the bowl. “Now I am asked to bring plates, paper products, cups and ice.” Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Mitchell Rutherford.

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you? Mother taught me to always be kind and to respect others. She also said I was never to give up on my dreams.

What is your social media of choice? Facebook

What is the worst job you have ever had? Driving a Moore’s Potato Chip delivery truck on the Gatlinburg route. Can you imagine how many times a day I had to try to park that truck on those Gatlinburg streets?

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon and why? “Scooby Doo.” That cartoon rocks!

What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie? I love “Forrest Gump” and the classic from that movie: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

What are you guilty of?

What irritates you? Being lied to.

What’s one place in Farragut everyone should visit? Salon Bior. Come see us. We are a happy, fun group.

Working too much

If you could do one impulsive thing, what would it be?

What is your favorite material possession?

Pack the bags, leave now and travel the world.

My Galaxy tablet

What are you reading currently? “Sam’s Letters to Jennifer” by James Patterson

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FARRAGUT Shopper news • NOVEMBER 25, 2013 • A-3

Kensley Jennings joins her sister, Jacey Kate, at the program on Farragut’s Civil War battles. Jacye Kate performed at the presentation, playing her guitar. Loretta Bradley, right, a member of the Farragut Folklife Museum committee, entertains and educates some of the music students who performed for a program at town hall. From left are Emma, Eva and Elena Rowe.

A lesson in history Author and Civil War historian Gerald Augustus was caught up in the moment. “Can you imagine?” he asked a crowd of approximately 75 at Farragut Town Hall. “We are right here, on the very day of the battle!” The Battle of Campbell’s Station was 150 years old on Nov. 16, and the Farragut Folklife Museum committee brought a special program to town hall to mark the occasion. Interest was so high from those attending that when Augustus suggested a break before

Sherri Gardner Howell FARRAGUT FACES he finished his presentation with a short look at ammunition and weapons during the Civil War, hands shot up throughout the crowd with questions. The break didn’t happen, but a wealth of information was presented by Augustus

on the Union and Confederate forces that raced to Knoxville on that rainy, November day 150 years ago. In addition to Augustus’ presentation, special events included music by Conny Ottway and her students, all dressed in period costumes, refreshments and a time for Augustus to sign his book, “The Battle of Campbell’s Station: 16 November 1863.” Augustus punctuated his presentation with maps and photographs and an impressive array of Civil War era weapons and artillery.

Author and historian Gerald L. Augustus talks to the crowd about the Battle of Campbell’s Station. Conny Ottway, a local music instructor, mixes the past and present as she checks her cellphone after a presentation at Farragut Town Hall. Ottway and her students dressed in period costumes and performed for a presentation on the Battle of Campbell’s Station. Photos by Sherri Gardner Howell

FARRAGUT NOTES ■ Farragut Rotary Club meets at noon each Wednesday at the Fox Den Country Club. ■ Free budget classes are held from noon-1 p.m. each third Thursday at the Good Samaritan Center, 119 A. St. in Lenoir City. Everyone is invited. No preregistration is required. Info: annaseal@credibility.org. ■ Kiwanis Club of Farragut meets at noon on the first and third Wednesday at Calhoun’s restaurant in Turkey Creek. ■ Memoir Writing Group meets 7 p.m. each second Thursday at Panera Bread, 733 Louisville Road.

Robert Keener gets a book signed by author and Civil War historian Gerald L. Augustus.

Sandra Augustus helps with the ammunition table for her husband’s presentation on the Battle of Campbell’s Station.

■ West Knox Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday at Shoney’s restaurant at Walker Springs and Kingston Pike.

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government Breakfast with John McCain Asheville has elected a new mayor, Esther Manheimer, who was previously vice mayor of the city. She takes office Dec. 10.

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She is the third woman to serve as mayor of Asheville, which is known as a liberal outpost in otherwise conservative Western North Carolina as well as a very attractive tourist destination. Last week I drove over to Asheville to chat on ways to handle the mayoral transition. We met in her law office along with the city manager and two council members. Asheville has a city manager form of government. Manheimer will also attend the mayoral leadership conference of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Dec. 3-6 in Cambridge, Mass. Mayor Rogero attended this conference two years ago, along with Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan. ■ Eleven couples have signed up for benefits under Mayor Rogero’s new policy on extending benefits to same- and oppositesex city employee couples who are not married under Tennessee law but are living together, according to city spokesperson Jesse Mayshark. The enrollment period has concluded and will not reopen until October 2014. The extension of benefits was done by the mayor’s directive without a vote of city council. In Chattanooga, major controversy has ensued with a 5 to 3 vote on council. It has not generated much comment in Knoxville. ■ Mary Ann Blankenship, the receptionist in the city’s communications department, is retiring Nov. 30 after 22 years with the city including work in the city law department for four law directors and four mayors. She will be followed to the door sometime soon by Communications Director Angela Starke, but Mayshark (who may replace Starke) declines to state an exact date or comment in any form. Starke is moving to Florida. Whenever the Starke departure occurs, Mayshark, who is paid $40,000 a year less than Starke, will be the

only person with journalistic experience left in the office. The mayor has been very tight-lipped on her plans to replace these two departees, including reorganization or merger of the office and pay adjustments or car allowances. ■ Sen. John McCain’s visit to Tennessee for Sen. Lamar Alexander last weekend raised $110,000 for his Senate re-election campaign. Attending the Airport Hilton breakfast were state Sens. Doug Overbey and Stacey Campfield along with state Reps. John Ragan of Oak Ridge, Roger Kane of Knoxville and Jimmy Matlock of Loudon. Campfield’s opponent, Richard Briggs, was also present and both sat at the same table but were separated by Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank and Kevin Corbett. Ragan said he was supporting Alexander over his House colleague, Joe Carr, while Kane declined to endorse Alexander, simply calling him “a good man.” Also present were U.S. Rep. Jimmy Duncan, former TVA director and Alexander state commissioner Susan Richardson Williams, Knoxville attorney Jim London, judicial candidate Billy Stokes, Knoxville banker Jim Clayton, hospital executive Jerry Askew and the governor’s parents, Jim and Natalie Haslam. There were 80 persons present. ■ Fred LeClercq and his wife, Angie, were in Knoxville last weekend visiting old friends. LeClercq was a professor at the UT College of Law for 27 years. He is now 76 and resides in Charleston, S.C. ■ High Ground Park will be dedicated in South Knoxville this Friday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. It is being created by the generosity of the Robert and Lindsay Young families through the family foundation. This will be a stellar addition with historical significance to parks in the city. It is worth attending.

GOV NOTES ■ Sixth District Democrats will meet 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Karns Branch Library, 7516 Oak Ridge Highway. Guest speaker: Gera Summerford, president of the Tennessee Education Association. ■ Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will host a oneon-one constituent meeting 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Karns Library, 7516 Oak Ridge Highway.

A-4 • NOVEMBER 25, 2013 • Shopper news

Price-Green race could blur party lines In the nearly seven years since Channon Christian and Chris Newsom were murdered, they have become everybody’s children. The trials of their killers were televised gavelto-gavel, riveting horrified East Tennesseans for months, with the families, defense attorneys, prosecutors and Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner becoming well-known in the process. All four defendants were found guilty, but soon thereafter, Baumgartner was forced to resign from the bench ahead of charges of drug-related misconduct, placing the verdicts in doubt and prolonging the families’ misery. Two of the defendants had to be retried. When it was all finally over, the court had meted out three lengthy prison terms and a death penalty for the ringleader, convicted carjacker Lemaricus Davidson.

Bobby Waggoner, whose grandfather (Bernard Waggoner Sr.) was sheriff of Knox County, talks with Aubrey Jenkins, whose dad (Joe H. Jenkins) was sheriff of Knox County. Waggoner’s campaign kickoff at Wright’s Cafeteria brought out a host of Republican faithful; so many, in fact, that David Wright had to send out for more sausage. Waggoner will face sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones in the May 2014 primary. Photo by S. Clark

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School board at risk for ‘Dumb and Dumber’ It’s too late for the school board just to listen to teachers. The board must act to solve teachers’ concerns or the county is at risk of a board of “Dumb and Dumber” after the 2014 elections. Since voters no longer elect the superintendent (thank you, state legislators), school board races are the only choice on the ballot. With 5 of 9 seats up in 2014, we could see turnover which sets back our progress in test scores and technology. Superintendent Jim McIntyre has alienated virtually every teacher in Knox County Schools while trying to weed out a small number of ineffective ones. Don’t kid yourself. Excessive testing does not benefit kids. If it did, you would see it at private schools ... and you don’t. Excessive testing, instructional coaches and weekly “professional learning communities” are about control. They’re about enforcing top-down instructional methods and even time tables with little regard for individual kids.

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Davidson’s brother Letalvis Cobbins got a life sentence with no possibility of parole. Lawyers praised the work of his court-appointed attorney, former prosecutor Scott Green, who was drafted for the job and helped Cobbins avoid the death penalty, despite the daunting set of facts he was handed. At least one seasoned attorney sent Green a fan letter for his work. Green is highly regarded in the legal community. He’s a Republican. Also highly regarded is Leland Price, lead prosecutor in the Christian-Newsom murder trials. Price has a Harvard law degree and served a tour in Iraq when

a downtown reception. The Christians and the Newsoms were among the hosts. Gary Christian, via his Facebook page, outlined his reasons for supporting Price: “I am not asking you, I am telling you, we need Leland Price as a judge in Knox County. People every day say how can we help, WELL, if you don’t vote for anyone or anything AT LEAST GO TO THE POLLS IN THIS ELECTION, and vote for Leland Price for Judge. You can make a positive change in the justice system by having a man as a judge that is honest and will do his part to give victims a fighting chance. MY WORD!!!!!!” A qualified Republican beats a qualified Democrat almost every time in a Knox County election. This one, however, has the potential to put that paradigm to the test.

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his National Guard unit was called up. His diligence and smarts won the admiration of the victims’ parents, Gary and Deena Christian and Hugh and Mary Newsom. He’s a Democrat. When Criminal Court Judge Mary Beth Leibowitz announced that she would retire in 2014, Price let it be known that he would run for the seat. Green has done the same. Recently, Price accompanied the Christians and the Newsoms to meet with state Rep. Ryan Haynes and Sen. Randy McNally to discuss crafting legislation to drug test judges, as well as bills to protect the reputations of victims and to clarify the requirement that judges must serve as a “13th juror.” The legislation has raised eyebrows in legal circles, but could be well-received by the public. Price officially kicked off his campaign last week with

Sandra Clark The board will meet 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 to consider the annual evaluation and a contract renewal or extension for McIntyre. How safe are these board members? District 1: Gloria Deathridge, vice chair, is wrapping up her first term. With support from longtime board member Sam Anderson, Deathridge is the best bet to win reelection. District 4: Chair Lynne Fugate opted to lecture teachers last week, telling them supervisors work hard too. Fugate represents the Sequoyah Hills area, a safe district. But teachers could find somebody to run against her, just to liven things up. Things get interesting in three mostly county/suburban districts: District 6: Thomas Deakins has said he won’t

run again after serving two terms. Expect the winner of this district to be the candidate who most clearly differentiates herself from McIntyre and the current board. District 7: Kim Severance is finishing her first term and has failed so far to state a clear position on the teachers’ concerns. There’s even talk that term-limited County Commissioner R. Larry Smith might be a candidate. District 9: If Pam Trainor’s opponent(s) make her support of McIntyre the paramount issue, she loses. It’s hard to see how Trainor can differentiate herself, but her alliance with McIntyre has brought a lot of goodies to South Knoxville, an area often neglected. Board members Indya Kincannon, Karen Carson, Doug Harris and Mike McMillan are in mid-term. So even if McIntyre critics are successful in capturing Districts 6, 7 and 9, aligning with McMillan gives them only 4 votes unless they flip either Deathridge, Carson, Harris or Kincannon. Or beat Fugate.

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FARRAGUT Shopper news • NOVEMBER 25, 2013 • A-5

Beer boutiques ahead? Kelly Hamm, owner of Echelon Bicycles on West End Avenue in Fa r rag ut, and Nathan R obi ne t te , co-owner of The Casual Pint Kelly Hamm in Bearden and downtown Knoxville, asked the Farragut Board of Mayor and A ldermen to amend the town’s beer ordiRobinette nance to allow upscale breweries that

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are becoming popular in urban settings. Robinette said he would love to locate a craft beer store in Farragut. Hamm provided a Wall Street Journal article about beer sales in bike shops. The article quoted a 2013 survey by the National Bicycle Dealers Association that showed 12 percent of bike shops have coffee bars and almost 5 percent serve beer.

The current ordinance requires businesses to maintain a 60 percent food to 40 percent beer sales ratio to hold a beer permit. Town Administrator David Smoak said he would get with each alderman to discuss whether to proceed to change the ordinance. ■ The town’s Beer Board, meeting Nov. 19, approved its first off-premise, onpremise beer permit for Tracy Monday of Maryville for Mother Earth Meats, 11151 Kingston Pike. Monday said the location was formerly Archer’s BBQ. ■ Bud McKelvey, director, will be getting a two-way radio system for the town’s Public Works Department. He said cellphones are un-

More than a barber shop

Unlike the Frontier House and Lone Star Service Station, which have both passed into history, Lovell Heights Barber Shop is one of the few iconic establishments of that era that is still as active as it was nearly 50 years ago. The original proprietor, Bob Watt, is a former schoolmate, and our friendship dates back to grammar school days. Bob opened for business Oct. 1, 1967, and as part of the grand opening gave away two prizes – a bicycle and a football – to the lucky ticket holder. The business flourished from the beginning and continues to do so. Bob, who recently retired, had the perfect personality for a barber because he had a great gift for gab. But, he was also a good listener. So, part of the barber shop experience was getting the

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inside scoop on what was going on in the community that you would never find in the newspaper. The original clientele included both locals and newcomers. And the amount of hair a customer had in no way influenced the amount of time he spent in the chair. I am sure Bob did a lot of snipping with his scissors when there was nothing to snip. I wore a flattop burr at the time, and I remember Bob sighting across the crown of my head to make sure it was perfectly flat. The shop is filled with autographed pictures of

UT football players dating back to the 1951 national championship team. Taxidermies of water fowl adorn the walls along with a wild boar’s head and deer antlers. You can tell when you walk in that this is a man’s place. A cup of coffee proves it. It pours more like syrup. Bob is also an accomplished master woodcarver whose work has been exhibited at local museums and art galleries. On Wednesday nights the shop served as a classroom for both beginning and accomplished woodcarvers. Under Bob’s tutelage, many beginning students became skilled in the art. I remember watching him carve a dog as he looked up at me and said, “This is really pretty simple; you just carve away everything that’s not dog.” Saturday mornings were

Bettye Sisco, CEO of the Farragut Chamber, wears the right colors, Smoky Gray and Orange, as she thanks the town of Farragut for its support of the recent Farragut 5K and distributes T-shirts to members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Jarod Jordan and David Stevens, doing business as DSJJ LLC, received a Certificate of Compliance for an off-premise liquor store permit for Campbell Station Wine and Spirits, 707 N. Campbell Station Road. The Certificate is required before a license can be issued by the state. Attorney Tom Hale said the state is not enforcing its residency requirements so he saw no problem. Stevens currently has homes in Florida and Collierville. Both he and Jordan said they will buy homes in Farragut.

reliable during storms be■ The snow removal ■ The outfield fence at cause of overuse. “We need schedule was adopted and Mayor Bob Leonard Park is something we can depend is posted on the town’s web- being rebuilt to 8-feet. It is on.” The cost is $16,744. site. currently 6-feet high.

special. Bob had a core of clients that gathered at 5 a.m. Most would choose to sleep in on a Saturday morning after a hard workweek. Getting up at 4:30 a.m. is not something most would consider. But that should tell you something about how important most of his clientele viewed this early morning get together. Some got haircuts, but many just came to talk and enjoy the camaraderie. I was part of that group, and although I always got a haircut, mostly I just went to hear the tall tales and catch up on local news. Many of Bob’s friends encouraged him to run for Farragut alderman. After considerable resistance, he finally agreed. He won by a landslide and was subsequently selected vice mayor. As alderman, he demonstrated a lot of common sense that resulted in many of the improvements the town of Farragut now

enjoys. But there was one problem. Bob was too accessible. When the mayor and other aldermen were not available, people who had a complaint knew where to find Bob. I have actually seen citizens come through the door in a vile mood. Bob had a way of calming them down and listening to their complaints. But I think he was glad when his term ended. One of the legacies of his term as an alderman is the Bob Watt Fishing Rodeo for children. The rodeo has become one of the town’s favorite events, and for many children it is the first time they have ever baited a hook or felt the tug of a fish on their line. And to that extent, it has helped many kids enjoy the outdoors and spend less time with video games and texting on smartphones. As I reflect back on those early years, I realize that Lovell Heights Barber Shop

was more than a place to get your hair cut. It provided a forum where the exchange of ideas among the citizens often resulted in positive change for the community. Bob sold the shop to Ron Cockrum several years ago and worked part-time until he retired for good in 2010. But the ambience of the shop remains the same. Ron carries on many of the same traditions that Bob started and has added a few of his own. He usually plants a mini-garden in a small plot of ground in front of the shop, and the corn stalks make for an interesting conversation piece. The coffee is a bit weaker now, but the locals still gather to spin their tales and catch up on local happenings. And most new customers will readily admit that they have learned more about the area from conversations at the barber shop than they could ever learn in a book or a classroom.

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Love of music begins at home By Wendy Smith The dining room in Stephen Aber’s childhood home tells the story of a family that finds nourishment through music. Aber is Central Baptist Church of Bearden’s 25-year-old organist. His early musical ability led to a dining room that currently houses a pipe organ and three pianos, including a Yamaha grand piano. He grew up in Fayetteville, N.C., and his musical interest began with the 1903 upright piano that he and his brother as Stephen Aber played children. After Aber landed a job playing the organ at First Baptist Church in Lumberton, N.C., his parents bought the 16-year-old a pipe organ instead of a car and drove him to the church. “They felt I had a Godgiven gift for music that I would be foolish to ignore,” he explains. His interest began at school, a church school with an organ that was played only on special occasions, like graduation. He later

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A pipe organ and three pianos sit in the childhood home of Central Baptist Church of Bearden organist Stephen Aber. Photo submitted enjoyed watching Diane Bish, “The First Lady of the Organ,” perform on a television show called “Joy of Music.” Aber wanted to study architecture, but his parents, Allen and Julia Aber, encouraged him to continue on a musical path. He auditioned to be an organ major at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, with the only piece he knew – Gothic Toccata by Boellmann. He was the first organ major at the school in several years. But after his freshman year, he opted out of the 21-hour drive home by transferring a little closer, to Belmont University in Nashville. He studied organ

literature and learned the history and the mechanics of the pipe organ and had weekly lessons with Andrew Risinger, organist for the Nashville Symphony. He also practiced – a lot. He finished his undergraduate degree and went on to receive a master’s degree in sacred music and conducting from Belmont. After graduation, Aber learned that there was an opening for an organist at Central Baptist Bearden from Associate Pastor of Music Paul Magyar, whom he met in Nashville. Aber joined the church staff in May. In addition to accompanying the senior adult and sanctuary choirs

on Sunday with pianist Pam Robertson, he directs the youth and handbell choirs. He’s happy with where he landed and especially enjoys being in a college town and living close to the mountains. He’s looking forward to a busy Advent season, which will include four services. At 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, Central Baptist Bearden will offer Lessons and Carols. At 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, the church will host the Bearden Christmas Festival. At 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass will perform. Christmas Eve services will be held at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Not many people stick with one job for 50 years. Dave Ward of First Baptist Church is an exception. Church members held a Love Fest Luncheon for Dave and his wife, Jo, on Nov. 17after the 11 a.m. service to show their appreciation Dave and Jo Ward after being lovefor the Wards’ ser- fested. vice. Music, memories and a delicious meal es shared were filled with catered by The Entertainer gratitude and love. Technically, Dave Ward were on the program, but the Wards were taken by hasn’t held the same job at surprise when their younger First Baptist during his tenson, Bob, who lives in Up- ure; his current title is minland, Calif., and is rarely ister of pastoral care. But able to visit, joined them he and Jo have both been on the dais in the church’s integral parts of the church Trentham Hall, which was through a large portion of its 170-year history. packed to capacity. The event’s capper was Along with Bob and elder son David, the Wards sat the unveiling of a plaque to back and smiled as church be placed on the Hill Avenue members joked about front of the church’s educaDave’s illegible handwriting tion building, which is now and fondness for acrostics. to be known as the Dave But as one speaker pointed Ward Education Building. out, this was a toast, not a Ward was given a miniature roast, and the reminiscenc- version as a keepsake.

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Sometimes the best nourishment for the soul is good Christian fellowship. Like many churches in the area, Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church feeds the need for fellowship and takes care of those hunger pains with a weekly Wednesday night church dinner. Members and guests taking advantage of the opportunity to have a good meal without turning on the oven or visiting the local restaurant drive-through vary in number with the season, but more than 350 gathered last week. Following dinner, there are four different Christ-centered seminars from which to choose.

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An educator’s role model By Betsy Pickle Julie Pepperman has earned the highest honor a U.S. K-12 science teacher can earn: the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. That doesn’t mean she’s been coasting since receiving it in spring 2008. “I don’t care what profession you’re in, if you’re not always trying to get better, you’re getting worse,” Pepperman says. “You have to stay relevant.” She reads constantly – four to six books a week during summer break and at least two per week during the school year. “It’s my relaxation,” says the Bearden Middle School eighth grade science teacher. “I usually have one in the car, one in the house. I have four books going right now – two professional, two (personal) interest.” She’s also revisiting “Ender’s Game” before she takes her four daughters to see the new film. She always makes her family compare the book to the movie. “Nothing they put on screen can match what your mind can create. I’ve seen some good adaptations, but I think it’s always better in your head.” She doesn’t watch TV. At night she watches webinars – or attends her daughters’ school events with her husband. If you look up “educator role model” in the dictionary, you’ll find her picture. Extracurricular activities are her version of breathing. She tutors before school and by appointment after school. She’s a lead teacher and evaluates her colleagues. She’s on the state science leadership team. She reviews textbooks for McGrawHill. And she’s coordinating ORNL’s teacher science program to the Next Generation Science Standards, which she helped to devise as part of a national team that developed them over a two-and-a-half-year process that wrapped up in 2012. Pepperman’s schedule is stuffed full, but she seems to love every minute of it. Growing up in New Orleans, she had a chalkboard in her bedroom, requested grade books for Christmas and would ask teachers for extra worksheets they were going to throw away. “I would make my sisters sit in my room and be my students. I have two younger sisters, so they had to do what I said because I was the oldest. “I don’t remember a time when I actually decided, ‘I want to be a teacher.’ It just sort of happened.” After earning her bachelor’s in education and her master’s in educational administration at the University of New Orleans, she taught eighth grade science for three years in pub-

lic school in New Orleans and three years in a Catholic school in Mobile, Ala. She and her family got to know East Tennessee through visiting her parents, who moved to Maryville in 1994, and they decided to move here. “I fell in love with what a good place it is to raise kids,” says Pepperman, who taught for a year in Maryville before coming to Bearden, where she is in her 10th year. There are some things she was sad to leave behind. “I do miss the food,” she says. “When Popeye’s opened up, I was like, ‘Yes!’” She also recommends the fare at Bayou Bay – “They have good gumbo” – and the Shrimp Dock. In the classroom, Pepperman focuses on matter, biodiversity and electromagnetism, squeezing in a bit of astronomy after TCAPs in the spring. Bearden Middle School science teacher Julie Pepperman is especially proud of Matthew “I think it’s imporStubblefield and Carson Matthews for their depiction of how a giant great sloth might evolve over tant to understand centuries. Photos by Betsy Pickle where you live and where we are in the universe and the solar system.” In college, where she took “all different sciences,” her favorite was astrophysics. “I thought it was cool. That meshed right in with chemistry. I thought it was amazing that we could tell what something so far away was made out of.” Some teachers get frustrated when they see students with cellphones in the classroom. Not Pepperman. “You have a phone that has Internet access and unlimited data? Take it out; look Vice principal David Bailey talks with Julie Pepperman about a project. this up. Why wouldn’t you use a free technology tool that the mistake, eighth grade is the time to “It’s also the last year, I think, you school doesn’t have to pay for but can do it and to learn from it. No college have to catch some of those kids who do everything you need them to do?” is ever going to come ask your eighth are on the border, to get them interPepperman is grateful for the grade teacher if you should be admitested. I look at it as, we’re the threshPresidential Award and the doors it ted. old to pending adulthood, and this is has opened for her, allowing her to “Eighth grade is the year that you the last chance to really make sure have input into science teaching on should be finished figuring out the they’re ready – not just ready to pass the state and national level, and givbest way to study for you; how you high school, but to do well, to know ing her connections with far-flung take tests and what you need to do to what they want, to be able to follow colleagues. But she never forgets why help yourself do better on tests; how a path. she does what she does. your work ethic is – how you could “I love this grade because it’s “Eighth grade is the last chance a improve it; and how to be an advoamazing. You can see all the potenlot of these kids have to work with a cate for yourself. tial bubbling up inside these kids.” safety net. If you’re going to make a

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Scott Hamilton ice show to celebrate life By Shannon Carey The ght against cancer is personal for Scott Hamilton. The Olympic gure skating legend lost his mother to cancer, has seen many friends struggle with the disease, and is a cancer survivor himself. After his mother passed away in 1977, he supported cancer research. “I always thought that was as far as I could take it,” he said. But with the wisdom and insight he gained as a cancer survivor, Hamilton took his efforts a step further and created the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative through Cleveland Clinic where he was successfully treated. The program supports clinical research, the 4th Angel Mentoring Program, and Chemocare.com, which puts chemotherapy information in simple English and Spanish. These efforts are funded through a wildly successful Cleveland, Ohio, gure skating show. Now, through his acquaintance with Provision founder Terry Douglass, Hamilton is expanding his philanthropic mission to Knoxville through the Scott CARES Foundation. The celebration kick-off will become an annual ice skating and musical event. “Scott Hamilton and Friends on Ice” will feature a live concert by six-time Grammy© winner Amy Grant, coupled with live gure skating performances by Olympic greats like Katia Gordeeva, Nicole Bobek, Paul Wylie and many more. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. This unique program will never be performed again, and the combination of great, live music with professional skating is not to be missed. “It’s spectacular,” said Hamilton. “The live music brings the performance to a whole other level. Everybody brings their best self, and the performances are full of authenticity. Everyone is sharing their love and joy of skating, and their love and joy of music. There is nothing like it.” But, more than anything else, the show is a celebration of life, the lives of survivors and the lives of those who are no longer with us.

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“They’re not gone,” said Hamilton. “They live in me. They are Performing on December 6 part of who I am. Mom is with me every single Katia Gordeeva day. It means a lot to me Ilia Kulik that I’m doing what she wants me to do.” Paul Wylie Funds raised by the Jozef Sabovcik ice show will support Grammy© winner Amy Grant is the the new Provision Michael Weiss musical guest for Scott Hamilton and Healthcare Foundation Friends on Ice. Nicole Bobek and Scott CARES Caryn Kadavy Foundation in their humanity. He just loves people. mission to fund cancer research, Alissa Czisny “I am totally engaged in promote cancer awareness, Ryan Bradley proton therapy. I’m excited provide assistance to patients about what they’re doing and families in need and the Lindsay Davis & here (at Provision). This is new RadCare.org web site that Rockne Brubaker an incredible opportunity for provides easy-to-understand Kim Navarro & people in Knoxville and the information on radiation Brent Bommentre region to have access to this therapy. To purchase tickets, go to level of technology in health Hamilton is excited to be www.KnoxvilleColiseum.com care. part of Provision, where the “We’ll be here until cancer is emerging science of proton cured.” therapy is ready to help cancer patients receive effective treatment while protecting healthy tissue as much as The Provision Healthcare Foundation mission is: possible. ■ To provide educational forums and innovative wellness programs that “This is a blessing and promote healing, healthy lifestyles, disease prevention and awareness, an honor,” said Hamilton. ■ To grow clinical and biomedical research that continues the advance“Terry Douglass is more than ment of clinical care and innovative healthcare solutions, a brilliant man and incredible ■ To provide assistance for patients and family members to help alleviate entrepreneur. Part of his the financial burden of medical expenses for those in need. identity is how he touches Please visit www.ProvisionCares.org people all over the world with his service, faith and love of An alliance with Provision Healthcare Foundation was developed to bring the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation to Knoxville and East Tennessee.

Key initiatives of Scott Hamilton CARES include: 4th Angel Mentoring Program The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is designed to offer one-on-one mentoring services to patients and caregivers who have been touched by cancer. Our mentors are cancer survivors or caregivers who are specially trained to provide hope, inspiration, and encouragement via phone or email. Matches are based on age, gender, and diagnosis. This is a free service offered to anyone who has been touched by cancer regardless of where they live or are treated.

ChemoCare.com ChemoCare.com is a unique website designed to help patients better understand the chemotherapy experience. As the first website of its kind in the United States, Chemocare.com is written in easy-to-understand language and outlines everything patients and their families need to know about chemotherapy, side effects and their management.

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Research Funding Critical to its mission, CARES has funded nearly $1.2 million in cancer research in the past six years.


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Schubert to play for Auburn Christian Academy of Knoxville’s threetime state champion golfer Sophia Schubert has signed a Schubert letter of intent to play at Auburn University.

Athletes at Grace to play golf in college A.L. Lotts Elementary School student Sydney Freeman touches an electrical device before Mackenzie Hodge, a touching Samuel Tankersly’s finger to create a mild electrical shock. Michelle DuFault, Olivia senior at Grace Christian Wheelock and Parker Abramson watch excitedly with Kris Light from the American Museum of Academy, Science and Energy. Photos by S. Barrett has signed a golf scholarship with Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens. Her Recently at A.L. Lotts “Now listen to this, beparents, Elementary School, fourth cause it could be TCAP Tim and Hodge graders in Tina Clark’s class material,” she said before Judy Hodge, were treated to a “field trip” discussing insulators and were there to show their of sorts without leaving conductors. support. their classroom. Kris Light A static electricityGrace Christian Acadfrom the American Musecharged dome was set up emy senior Blythe Scrivner um of Science and Energy for the students to feel the has signed stopped by to talk to the charge from touching each a letter of class about electricity. other, which literally led to intent to atscreams of excitement, the tend Tuscusort of screams that typilum College cally come from sightings of on a golf boy bands or superheroes. scholarship. Light usually visits with On hand Sara classes for an hour or two. to help celBarrett She’s done this job for about Scrivner ebrate were her parents, Josh Leslie beams at his suc- 26 years but it doesn’t seem Paula and Brad Scrivner. cessful lighting of a flashlight to really be work. After handing out bulb with a battery and aluclothespins and hair bands minum foil. Clark said the students to the class for another exhad just wrapped up a lesperiment and receiving son on the subject as part chance to become the teach- gasps of awe, Light said “You of their curriculum, and she er for a moment, discussing all know you can purchase Sacred Heart ■ Admissions open house will thought they would enjoy the experiment and its out- this stuff at the store?” be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. seeing first-hand examples come with their classmates. 3. Info: 558-4136 or www.shcof what they learned. Each Student Sydney Freeschool.org. The Heart to Heart student paid a small fee of man asked that a shorter Players will present Charles about $4 to participate. classmate be moved toDickens’ “A Christmas Before letting the stu- ward the front of their Carol” 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, dents perform a series of group in order to see betin the auditorium at Bearden experiments using house- ter. Everyone obliged. High School. More than 30 hold items, Light briefly reNext up was a test to see students age 5-13 will be viewed each one on a Pow- how many D-size batteries it featured in the production. would take to light up a small erPoint presentation. Tickets are $5 at the door. “In just a moment, each flashlight bulb. They learned group will receive a bat- quickly that four batteries tery,” said Light, which led will burn out the bulb. Light enjoys working to cheers from the audience. She really knows how to with the students. She gets just as excited about their work a crowd. First, students were findings as they do. Many American Museum of Science taught how to make a small of the photos on her Pow- and Energy employee Kris static charge using a fleece erPoint presentation were Light explains to Tina Clark’s cloth, plexiglass, PVC tub- taken of weather in her own 4th grade students how a ing, masking tape and a piz- backyard, or of the meter Bubble Bee works. za pan. They welcomed the on the side of her house.

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kids Stowell to play volleyball at North Greenville University By Sara Barrett Last week, Concord Christian School senior Brooke Stowell signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for North Greenville University in South Carolina. Not only did the faculty and students celebrate Brooke’s achievements, but they were also commemorating the school’s first athlete signing since Concord Christian opened in 1996. “(Being the first athlete to sign at CCS) probably means just as much to her as the signing itself,” said Brooke’s mom, Ashley Stowell Hughey. Brooke’s friends and family agree that she played

Brooke Stowell Photo by S. Barrett a major role in building the girls volleyball team at CCS. “She got the girls excited to play,” said Stowell Hughey. “Some of those girls had never even played before.”

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Episcopal School of Knoxville third graders Claudia Davenport and Jack Coe pack boxes with canned goods and paper and hygiene products to be delivered to the FISH Hospitality Pantries. Photo by S. Barrett

Tons of help By Sara Barrett Third graders at the Episcopal School of Knoxville recently collected thousands of pounds of food and toiletries to benefit the FISH Hospitality Pantries. The school’s previous record was 3,700 pounds. In just the first week of this year’s fundraiser, more than 3,600 pounds had already been collected. Each grade has a specific service project they’re responsible for each year. The school’s third graders have taken the FISH pantries. According to its website, FISH feeds 11,000 families every month.

Recipients can choose items that fit their dietary needs. The nonprofit feeds folks from all over the Knoxville area. “Each student was asked to bring in five cans,” said parent volunteer Cindy Coe. “But I have literally seen flats of cans being carried in this week.” Students got to wear pajamas to school instead of their uniform if they brought at least five cans. With the turnout they’ve had, they may wear pajamas the rest of the school year. Info: www.fishpantry.org.

Miller celebrates Meeting to discuss Hardin Valley middle school 100th birthday The Hardin Valley community will host an open meeting

Mae Miller of Hardin Valley celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends Nov. 16 at Ball Camp Church.

7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, to discuss the need for a middle school in Hardin Valley. The meeting will be held at the Karns Volunteer Fire Station across from Food City on Hardin Valley Road. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page (Hardin Valley Supports a Middle School).

Byington Solway Career and Technical Education students Austin Fisher, Nick Allison, Aaron Greene, Mason Allen and Quinton Silvia take a break from constructing the inside of a portable classroom. Photo by S. Barrett

From the ground up Students construct cabin in class By Sara Barrett Students at Byington Solway Career and Technical Education Center are learning about construction from the ground up. They meet at the center from Hardin Valley Academy, Karns and Powell high schools to take plumbing, carpentry and electrical engineering courses. The fruit of their labor – a portable classroom – sits in the parking lot. It can also be used as a hunting cabin. Karns High student Chris Coffey said he enjoys learn-

ing a trade and hopes to use the skills in the future. “I want to learn to build my own house,” he said. “This is more of a learning process for us than a labor process,” said facility administrator David Bell. “By the time these students exit high school they can walk right into a big construction company and get a job.” Adults without certification must go through an apprenticeship, said Bell, but students who receive training at Byington Solway

become nationally certified in certain skills. In other words, the students will leave the school with a profession in addition to, and because of, their education. “I get pretty fired up when I talk about it. We must always ask ourselves, ‘Are we providing skills where (these students) will be employed later in life?’” Several other schools in the county are building the classrooms, and the money from the sale of the structures helps pay for expenses.

Preparing for ‘A Christmas Carol’ Hardin Valley Academy theater students have been rehearsing with students from Hardin Valley Elementary for the upcoming production of “A Christmas Carol.” Pictured are carolers Logan Monroe and Victoria Vasilchuk from HVA and (back) Carder Rogers and Eli Bishop from HVES, who share the role of Tiny Tim. The production will be held 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 12-14, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, in the HVA auditorium. Photo by S. Barrett


A-12 • NOVEMBER 25, 2013 • Shopper news

NEWS FROM SEQUOYAH DENTAL ARTS

Foncea named one of country’s best dentists

Having fun at the brewery By Sherri Gardner Howell The Farragut West Knox Chamber connected with the holiday mood of members at last week’s networking event by visiting Smoky Mountain Brewery in Turkey Creek. Todd Fleming, general manager, welcomed CEO Bettye Sisco and a large group of members and guests with an impressive offering of food and drinks, great door prizes and a short presentation to introduce members to all the services offered by the restaurant. The chamber is preparing for another much-anticipated event, the annual Holiday Open House, to be held at 11826 Kingston Pike, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.

Faris Askkar, owner of Unique Creations in Wood, gets a warm welcome from Bettye Sisco, president and CEO of the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce, at the networking event on Thursday. Photos by Nancy Anderson

Julie Foncea, Tiffany Widby, Yvonne Macias, Chandra England, Heather Hoover, Chandler Reed and Dr. Pablo Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts proudly pose with the award that names Dr. Foncea one of the best dentists in the country. By Anne Hart Looking for a new dentist can be a daunting proposition for anyone. How do you even start the process? What about taking the recommendation of the National Consumer Advisory Board? This prestigious organization has recently given its highest endorsement to local dentist Dr. Pablo Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts, choosing him as one of this country’s “Best Dentists of 2013.” The Board is an independent organization that accepts no fees, sponsorships, donations or advertising in its selection process. Dr. Foncea was chosen based on training, experience, continuing education and his obvious dedication to excellence in his work. None of this comes as any surprise to the many patients whose lives have been forever changed by Dr. Foncea’s dental artistry during the 12 years he has practiced cosmetic, implant and family dentistry. The walls of his offices are decorated with photographs of local residents. Each beautiful smile tells its own success story. Every one of those smiles is the result of the unique partnerships Dr. Foncea forms

with his patients. He listens carefully, and then combines his education and experience to formulate an individual plan to meet each individual patient’s needs precisely. Sequoyah Dental Arts is in the pretty red brick building at 2719 Kingston Pike, just west of Concord Street in Sequoyah Hills. The location is a former home that Dr. Foncea renovated, and ever since putting down roots there, he and his staff have been a welcome part of the community. The reason is simple. The offices are warm and welcoming, the staff is friendly, helpful and experienced, and Dr. Foncea’s caring, personalized treatment gets the job done and done well. If you have been searching for dental care of the highest quality, take the advice of the National Consumer Advisory Board and choose Dr. Pablo Foncea. For additional information, visit www.sdasmile.com or call 524-1265.

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Winner of a growler to fill with the beer of his choice is Chris Trezise of Brainstorm International. Checking out the spread offered by host Smoky Mountain Brewery at the chamber networking event are two from Tennessee Smokies Baseball: Baylor Love, account executive, and Jeremy Boler, director of corporate sales.

Time for door prizes! CEO Bettye Sisco looks over her list of prizes with the help of Lynn Overton, general manager of Holiday Inn Express.

Todd Fleming, general manager of Smoky Mountain Brewery, welcomes members of the Farragut West Knox Chamber to the Turkey Creek restaurant.

Thanks to Premier Vein Centers, you don’t have to live with leg pain! Christy Vincent is proud of aging gracefully. The 60-year-old woman stays fit and active managing the river and forest land Dr. Donald Akers with her husband on their 37-acre Claiborne County farm. Vincent’s youthful appearance has even led to modeling work with an area talent agency. Despite her active lifestyle, Vincent has suffered from painful swelling and throbbing in her right leg for years. “It kept me awake for 5 or 6 hours at night, every night,” remembers Vincent. And, in addition to the pain, Vincent didn’t like the appearance of her leg. “The veins in one spot below my knee would have a zig-zag look,” she says. “I tried to cover it with black or suntan stockings.” Vincent was resigned to living with her painful varicose veins the best she could. “I thought it was just part of the aging process. I didn’t know you could do anything about it,” explains Vincent. Then, she saw an advertisement for Premier Vein Clinics. Vincent scheduled a consultation with Premier vascular surgeon Dr. Donald Akers and was pleased to learn that her varicose veins could be treated. “They do an ultrasound first that shows the trouble spots in your arteries and surface veins,” says Vincent. “People need to know that there is a procedure for it, and yes, insurance covers it.” Dr. Akers performed an in-office ambulatory phlebectomy to remove the diseased veins from Vincent’s right leg. “It’s a minimally-invasive procedure that uses tiny incisions to remove the veins in small segments,” explains Dr. Akers. “The recovery time is shorter and there’s less damage to the leg than traditional vein stripping.” Vincent, who was vigilant about

Marianne Morse, a Mary Kay independent senior sales director, catches up with a group from Sherrill Hills Retirement Community including Nancy and Bob Epstein and Mary Diane Binger.

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Think safety for holiday gifts By Jerry Harnish

Since treatment at Premier Vein Clinics, leg pain no longer keeps Christy Vincent awake at night. wearing the recommended compression stockings after the procedure, is pleased with the result. “You do have some bruising as your leg heals, but my leg feels so much better.” And, best of all, leg pain is no longer keeping Vincent awake at night. “Now, when I hear women my age complain of vein pain, I tell them you don’t have to suffer. You can get help!”

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I’ll be the first to ack nowledge that these gift ideas will not cause c h i l d r e n’s faces to light up or elicit many “oohs” and “ahhs” Jerry Harnish over the holidays. However, these items may save a life, protect a home and valuables or come in very handy, thus providing longlasting gifts and perhaps even comfort in a crisis. We all have people on our gift lists who don’t seem to need or want anything specific. These safety-oriented presents will both show them how much you care and avoid giving them something they can’t use. Some are small enough to be stocking stuffers as well. ■ Flashlights and bat-teries: New homeowners and college students are great candidates for these, but just about anyone could use another flashlight with

extra batteries for the car, garage, basement, nightstand, etc. ■ Fireproof security box: Protect important documents, money and other valuables that could be destroyed in a fire. Some security boxes are also waterproof. ■ Fire extinguisher: This item could mean the difference between minimal damage and extreme damage when it comes to fires, especially those that start in the kitchen. ■ Smoke and carbon monoxide detector with extra batteries: These detectors make a thoughtful gift for new homeowners. ■ First-aid kit: Useful for home or car with necessities for treating minor injuries. Customize them for children with cartoon character bandages. ■ Automobile safety kit: This is an especially good idea for students attending college away from home. Kits include jumper cables, flares, flat tire repair, reflectors, ice melt, etc. ■ Second-floor es-

cape ladder: This could be a lifesaving gift and is especially needed in two-story homes with children. ■ Emergency kit: Stock a small travel bag with energy bars, water, radio, flashlight/light sticks, batteries and a first-aid kit. ■ Kinetic flashlight: These flashlights don’t need batteries but use energy built up by shaking them. ■ Weather alert radio: Great in snow and ice storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and other inclement weather situations, these radios also come in models that generate power by cranking them. ■ Medical alert system: These services protect elderly people who live at home by providing emergency contact at the push of a button in case of a medical issue, fall, fire or burglary. The 24-hour monitoring costs $20-$50 per month. Stay safe this holiday season and keep your loved ones safe as well. Jerry Harnish is division general manager of Rural/Metro


Shopper news • NOVEMBER 25, 2013 • A-13

First Utility stays on budget First Utility District participated in a “Journey of Life” event held by Farragut High School’s Marketing and Business Department. Farragut seniors experienced “real world” costs compared with salaries of their desired future professions. Craig Myers and Leea Butler represented FUD and offered estimated water and sewer costs based on various home sizes. FUD employees April Cansler and Wayne Watson also participated by gathering pertinent data. First Utility has managed to stay right on budget even though 2013 water usage has been close to record low. Teamwork to control expenses and develop a conservative revenue budget has helped FUD stay within its budget. In October, 19 new meters were set. FUD expects this number to increase with a new apartment complex now being built. ■ Andy’s Junction: Whether you love to dance or just like to listen to traditional country music, Andy’s Junction is where you need to be on Friday and Saturday nights. It would be hard to find a country band better than the Hooterville

Nancy Whittaker Express even if you head to Nashville. Andy Gossett started this family-oriented business more than 40 years ago. Now his daughter, Ann Finchum, owns the business and runs it year-round. Andy’s Junction is located at 202 Williams Road in Seymour. Turn on Joy Street just off of Chapman Highway and go to the lower level of the corner building. The hall holds about 300. Admission is $6 ($3 for kids 6-13). ■ AmVets Post 16 and DAV Chapter 24 held a fundraiser in November to benefit the Ben Atchley Veterans Home. Events included a horseshoe tournament which was won by Terry Butler and John Breazy. Tom Walters won the pool tournament. Eagle and Cherokee Distributing donated promotional items which were sold during the event. Fun and fellowship was shared by all

and more than $1,400 was raised for a most deserving facility. ■ Shoney’s Restaurants will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The buffet will feature turkey and ham plus a variety of other meats, vegetables and Shoney’s famous soup, salad and fruit bar. Free pumpkin pie is offered with each buffet purchase. ■ Denis Rochet, president/CEO of Rainwater Resources, was elected to the board of directors of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) on Nov. 5 in Austin, Texas. Rainwater Resources is family-owned and headquartered in Knoxville. It provides consultation, design and construction for commercial and residential rainwater harvesting systems. ■ Wellsley Park at Deane Hill, a 249 Class A apartment home community is now open for business. One, two and three bedroom floor plans are available. This pet-friendly community has many features and amenities found in upscale, single-family homes. Info: www.livewellsleyparkapts.com or 978-6640.

was the time before Christmas ‘TAnd all through the Town

Dale Smith heads Civitan Club The Knoxville Civitan Club installed its new officers at Club LeConte.  Pictured are vice president Tim Wright, president of the American Automobile Association of Tennessee;  secretary Eric Schimmoeller, associate director of planned giving, University of Tennessee; Kendyl Massey, Civitan International Council; treasurer David Jones, client service associate for UBS Financial Services; and president Dale Smith, CEO of the Public Building Authority.

Taking focus off ‘golden rainbow’

to pay for my high school.” Mbito finished high school, got college scholarships and now has his doctorate. “I got my PhD at UT,” he says with a smile. “My message is that there are college opportunities available, but you have to get over that hurdle of graduating high school first.” Now a professor at the University of Tennessee, Mbito has taken that anonymous gift he was given as a teenager and is returning it a hundred-fold. He founded Child Aid Africa Inc., a non-

profit supported by those who hear his story and want to help other African children. Locally, the organization gets support and encouragement from Central Baptist Bearden. “There are one million orphans in Kenya alone,” said Mbito, “and 15 million in Africa. Some of them study hard and have the dream to be doctors, engineers. They pass their eighth-grade exams, but cannot go to high school unless someone pays. Child Aid Africa looks for these brightest and best students who cannot continue without assistance. We know that if we help them go to high school, they can get scholarship to universities. Today, 90 percent of those we help go on to college.” Mbito told the group that $1,000 pays for one year of high school in Kenya, which includes boarding, food, school supplies and uniforms. “All I had was potential,” he said. “Someone guided and helped me. Now I must do the same.” Info: Child Aid Africa Inc. – www.childaidafrica. org. Farragut Rotary – www.farragutrotary.org.

sor and associate director of the School of Information Sciences, has received the 2013 LJ Teaching Award from Library Journal, one of the nation’s top library and information science trade publications. The award honors Allard for a decade of work building a specialty in science information and science data management and for creating a true classroom-practice science library education program.

■ College of Engineering has established a $3 million endowed deanship in honor of Dean Wayne Davis. During his tenure, Davis has fostered College of Engineering growth in enrollment, rankings and resources during one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history. Davis joined the UT faculty in 1974. He is an expert in air quality and a 2002 recipient of UT’s highest honor, the Macebearer award.

By Sherri Gardner Howell When Michael Mbito was growing up in East Africa, he got news one day that in the U.S. would be cause for a celebration. “They tell me – ‘You are finished with school. Go home.’ I could read, and I could write, which neither of my parents could do, so after seven years, I had to go home.” Mbito didn’t want to be finished, he told members of the Rotary Club of Farragut at the club’s Wednesday noon meeting at Fox Den Country Club. It took him four years, but he came back to school, started in the sixth grade and continued until it was time for high school. The next road block, he said, seemed unsurmountable. “I hit high school, but there was no one to pay for my high school, so I would not be able to continue. Just as it seemed hope was gone, my uncle said to the school, ‘Don’t send him away. I will pay two months.’ He was a man of faith and prayer. Then one day, I get called to the principal’s office – and I was wondering what I did wrong – but instead was told that someone who was never to be known to me, was going

Dr. Michael Mbito, founder of Child Aid Africa Inc., tells members of the Rotary Club of Farragut about children in Kenya who can’t go to high school because they have no one to pay for their schooling. Photo by Sherri Gardner Howell

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UT NOTES ■ Aimee Classen, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, has received more than $880,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate factors that influence carbon cycling. Classen and her colleagues will study soil fungi, called mycorrhizae, and plant roots in different ecoregions to see how the tiny organisms alter the carbon budgets of forests. ■ Suzie Allard, associate profes-

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First Tee gets boost from Food City By Sandra Clark A youth golf program in East Knoxville got a big boost from Food City grocery stores last week. The company donated $5,000 to The First Tee of Greater Knoxville which teaches golf to innercity kids. “We want kids reading on the right grade level; we want kids to pass those standardized tests,” said Diondre Jackson, executive director. So he uses an after-school program to teach golf and tutor students from Green Magnet Academy, Sarah Moore Greene Elementary School and Vine Middle. The First Tee “wee course” is three short holes. When kids are ready, they move to the Williams Creek Golf Course, an 18-hole facility that’s one of the top 10 par-3 courses in the country, said Jackson. The course was designed by Tom Fazio. Opened in 2003, it boasts a challeng-

Diondre Jackson is surrounded by young golfers: Shawn Prater, Justin Pruitt, Aryah Miller, Alex Stenson and Tylan Baker.

ing layout with three sets of tee boxes and holes that range from 85 to 245 yards. “It’s a place for kids in the community to learn to play golf while learning life skills and core values,” said longtime board member Jim Bush, board chair of Johnson & Galyon Construction. Jackson said kids return even after they go off to college. Seven former pupils are in college now, assisted by The First Tee’s scholars program. Alan Gibb chairs the board for First Tee. He talks of the after-school learning center with a full-size gym and classrooms where kids can work out and study. It’s the former Sertoma Learning Center and also includes a swimming pool. Current enrollment is 157. Jackson said swimming lessons are offered during the summer, but not through the First Tee program. Emerson Breeden said

Photo by S. Clark

Food City is often approached about helping community programs. “This is one event that provides recreation and life skills. Bush said the operating budget is about $400,000. “We also operate the Williams Creek Golf Course (which is revenue-producing). It’s a public course on 98 acres that was state surplus property. The city owns

Bringing hope to the food deserts

Shop Farragut takes off

By Betsy Pickle

The 7th Annual Shop Farragut Campaign, sponsored by the Farragut Business Alliance and the town of Farragut, kicked on yesterday and will continue through Tuesday, Dec. 31. The campaign allows participating businesses extra signage and promotional activities during the holiday period. The Alliance promotes participating businesses with additional advertising, social media and web blasts, all designed to get shoppers to spend their holiday dollars in Farragut. While some of the perks associated with the campaign are no longer available since the deadline has passed, businesses can still sign up to participate in the free promotion. Contact the Farragut Business Alliance by visiting the website at www.farragutbusiness.com.

You might not realize it by surveying the terrain, but a significant percentage of Knoxville is in a desert. Make that a food desert. UT graduate students Lisa Acuff, Kathryn Webb and Chrissie Sugimoto have been working this semester on a project to create a media advocacy plan for a public-health issue of their choice – how to alleviate the problem of food deserts. While theirs is a project, not an actual campaign, they contacted the ShopperNews to see what it would take to get the word out, and they got a little more than they bargained for – this story. For their project, which they will present to their Community Health Education class tomorrow, they decided to look “at lack of access to healthy and affordable food, specifically for people living in low-

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the land and our board operates the non-profit.” A house in front of the golf course, at 2351 Dandridge Avenue, was built by a daughter of Knoxville’s founder, James White. “She married Col. Williams, and that’s where the name Williams Creek comes from,” Food City donated $5,000 to support programs at The First Tee. said Jackson. Info: 637-8584, ext 220 or djackson@ Pictured are: Diondre Jackson, Emerson Breeden of Food City, thefirstteegreaterknoxville.org. and Alan Gibb and Jim Bush, board members of The First Tee.

Kathryn Webb and Lisa Acuff peruse a map of Knox County food deserts. income areas, which the USDA defines as a ‘food desert,’” says Acuff, who is pursuing her doctorate in health education and health behavior. “Basically, they classify a food desert as any given area where at least a third

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of the people are living at a given poverty level and are at least one mile from a grocery store or supermarket. “They are more likely to buy their food from convenience stores, which don’t have as many healthy, fresh options. Or maybe they’re limited to fast-food restaurants because it’s easier to get there than it is take their four children on the bus. Many of these people in a food desert might not have a vehicle, so they may have to walk or rely on bus transportation.” According to a recent study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, about 11 percent of Knox Countians are living in food deserts. The largest concentrations are in South Knoxville and the central part of town, but there are two sizable pockets in West Knoxville, according to USDA maps.

Webb, who is working on her master’s in public health, says the team has identified mini markets – produce stands and farmers markets – as one way to make fresh, healthy food available to residents of food deserts. But there’s a problem. “One of the major barriers is that local zoning ordinances … are often just single use,” says Acuff, whose husband is a freelance photographer for the Shopper-News. They don’t “allow for bringing little food markets or points of access to healthy, affordable food into the residential areas where the people need it the most.” Their plan advocates changing zoning ordinances. It also encourages working with citizen and governmental groups that are already aware of the fooddesert problem. “Our plan would be to cooperate and partner with what they’re already doing so that we would have more force together,” says Acuff. While the course doesn’t require the team to implement the project, the women have become passionate about it. “I think it would be exciting to follow up,” says Webb. “We’ve put a lot of work into it, so I’d like to present our project to the places that are already doing things around this and share what we’ve learned and what we’ve come up with, just to keep the momentum going, because clearly there’s interest,” says Acuff.

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Shopper news • NOVEMBER 25, 2013 • A-15

NEWS FROM WEBB SCHOOL OF KNOXVILLE

Many Webb School athletic teams regularly compete for and win state championships each year in a wide array of sports. For the first time in the history of Webb School’s varsity volleyball program, the Lady Spartans won the 2013 TSSAA Division II-A state championship.

Webb Athletics: In it to win it, something for everyone By Scott Hutchinson, Webb School President

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ebb School aspires to offer a premium student experience with every program that is supported at the school. That means that we pursue excellence in our writing curricula, for example, with the same vigor and resource allocation as we commit to our mathematics curHutchinson ricula. Our drama program receives the same attention as our visual arts program; second grade the same as seventh grade; robotics the same as Mandarin Chinese. This quest for superior experiences across the board is expensive, both in terms of dollars and other resources, but in these formative years of a young person’s life, providing first-quality experiences that will positively impact one’s interests and ultimately one’s development is at the heart of what great schools do. Webb’s athletic program is clearly a high-visibility program that receives much attention, both internally at the school and externally in the community.

(left) Webb’s varsity boys’ soccer team made school history in 2012 with its first-ever Division II-A state title, and in 2013, the Spartans finished runner-up. (right) Webb’s varsity Spartan football team won the Division II-A state championship in 2012 – its third state crown in the past four years – and is hoping for a berth in the state championship title game this year.

Excellence in Webb athletics takes on two forms: a highly competitive experience for those who seek the challenge of dedicating considerable time and energy to being great in sports, and a recreational experience for those who want to participate in a sports program to acquire some balance in their lives. In Webb’s student body we certainly have both profiles of young athletes, and our programs and facilities are designed to accommodate and support both models. In terms of the highly competitive side of Webb’s athletic program, the school regularly competes for and wins multiple state championships each year in a wide array of sports. Already this fall, the Lady Spartan varsity volleyball team won the state championship, and both varsity boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams did

(left) This past October, Webb’s Lady Spartan Middle School cross-country team won its second consecutive TennesseeRunner.Com/KYA Middle School State CrossCountry Championship.

“For many young people, athletics play both an important part in their daily lives and in their development as a person. Webb is interested in providing experiences that inspire the best in all, and the sports program at Webb certainly reflects that philosophy.” as well. Our Middle School girls’ cross-country squad captured its second consecutive state crown and boys’ varsity golf finished runner-up. The Spartan varsity football team has won the state championship three of the last four years and is hoping for another berth in the state title game this year. Girls’ high school basketball and boys’ and girls’ tennis are perennial state champions or finalists, and boys’ varsity soccer won the state championship two years ago and placed runner-up last year. In a typical year, 12 to 15 Webb seniors commit to participate in college athletics, further reflecting that the desire to excel at the highest levels of a sport can and will be nourished and encouraged at Webb. With regard to the participation element of middle and high

school athletics, students at Webb enjoy an enormous diversity of team opportunities. Whether it is with field hockey, sailing, bowling, climbing, or lacrosse, or more traditional high school sports like baseball or wrestling, Webb students who want to join a team and compete at the interscholastic level can find a welcome home. In almost all of the athletic offerings, students enjoy a no-cut policy, and opportunities to participate are plentiful. For many young people, athletics play both an important part in their daily lives and in their development as a person. Webb is interested in providing experiences that inspire the best in all, and the sports program at Webb certainly reflects that philosophy.


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Music and the mind A timeless connection

In October of 2007, my family received the official diagnosis that my father had dementia and he would progress to Alzheimer’s disease. Through the years we watched him misplace items, ask repeated questions, lose his train of thought and grieve as this retired minister, who cared for so many in his life, could no longer care for himself. As we researched the causes of this disease, it seemed almost impossible that my father, whose mind was always active through years of seminary, writing and delivering sermons, would be stricken with this degenerative disease. None of his 10 siblings had any sign of dementia and his father, who lived to be 100 years old, (1880-1980) could recall with great clarity, standing on the courthouse steps in Paducah, Ky., listening to a stirring speech by a vibrant young politician, William Jennings Bryan. The journey has been difficult and challenging, with many stressful situations and burdensome decisions. However, as we have walked with my father we have found many moments of joy, laughter and thankfulness. As careful observation has revealed what my father can accomplish opposed to what he cannot, the overriding element is music. My father had a beautiful bass voice and as a child would sing me to sleep. He sang in the church choir and had the qualities of a soloist, although he never received any formal training. He loved music and it was an integral element in his life. My father still sings. He does

Music keeps the Rev. LuAnne Prevost engaged with her father, who has Alzheimer’s disease, and with patients during a music session at Parkwest Medical Center’s Senior Behavioral Health Unit.

not always remember the words, but he does remember the melody. Not too long ago he could still sing harmony on selected hymns that permeate his memory. As a chaplain in Senior Behavioral Health at Parkwest Medical

Center, I have discovered that music can spark memories that other forms of stimulation cannot touch. My laptop computer and online music source can locate and play almost any song ever recorded, and when we play Elvis

Senior Behavioral Unit provides care for body and mind They play Bingo, they have movie nights and music. It sounds like a social club for these seniors, but it is so much more. At Parkwest, senior patients who have both medical and psychological needs can receive specialized treatment in the 16-bed Senior Behavioral Unit, located in a quiet wing of the hospital. “The unit is for patients with psychosocial and medical needs, ages 55 and older,” said Rona Womack, nurse manager. Our patients have delirium, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, delusions, suicidal ideation and changes in their behaviors,” said Womack. “They also have medi-

cal needs. We are staffed with registered nurses and certified nursing assistants to provide for medical needs, and psychiatrists to help with behavioral needs.” “Recreational therapy gets patients actively involved in exercises and games that help them focus better,” said Womack. “We bring all our patients into the day room so they’re not just lying in bed all day.” Social workers and case managers also help support patients’ families and plan for future care, treating the whole family dynamic. “We all have a very big heart for these people,” said Dr. Kimberly Quigley, a psychiatrist at Parkwest. The Behavioral

Health Unit at Parkwest is part of Peninsula Hospital, an inpatient mental health and alcohol/ drug crisis stabilization hospital in Louisville. Joining forces between medical and psychiatric hospitals means better care for both body and mind. “I think we’re such a great specialty unit. We treat the mental part of it and the medical part, a lot of units aren’t able to do both,” Womack added. Referrals to the unit are made by a patient’s primary care physician. Admissions are voluntary or by consent of a person legally appointed as a power of attorney or conservator over the patient. For more information, call 865-373-1745.

Presley, there is “A Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On.” Music searches the recesses of the mind. It helps to uncover what is hidden from view. Great happiness occurs when recognition takes place. Music does not

mandate cognitive function for success. Even during the late stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s, the ability to stay engaged in music occurs because rhythm requires very little cognitive or mental processing. Music can be associated with important events and emotions. The connection to a song or piece of music can be so strong that hearing the work after a long period of time evokes a related memory. According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, “music that was listened to from the ages of 18-25 is most likely to have the strongest responses and the most potential for engagement.” This has been witnessed as seniors who project a flat affect suddenly begin tapping a toe, or mouthing the words to the song. Smiles come across the face as recognition takes when something familiar is remembered. Just as music can stimulate, it can also soothe by affecting the secretion levels of five brain chemicals in Alzheimer’s patients. This may contribute to a patient’s relaxed and calm mood. Even though I can no longer engage in conversation with my father, we can listen, sing, tap, touch and move together to create intimacy and emotional closeness that will be cherished long after Alzheimer’s disease has taken my father’s life. The Rev. LuAnne Nickell Prevost, chaplain at Parkwest Medical Center and Peninsula Behavioral Health.

& Choosing the right music Using music doesn’t cure Alzheimer’s disease, but it can help patients maintain a better quality of life. Music can engage the mind, ease depression, soothe agitation and spark memories. If you’re caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s, here are some things to consider in selecting just the right tunes. Oldies but Goodies – Music from a person’s youth can sometimes trigger positive response and memories. Take care to select songs from a happy time in the patient’s life. Encourage sing-alongs. Turn the Beat Around – Up-tempo songs can help stimulate mental activity in Alzheimer’s patients, with the bonus of stimulating physical activity. Encourage keeping time to the music with tapping, clapping or even dancing. Take it Easy – If you want to calm an agitated patient, soothing music can sometimes ease anxiety and frustration. You already know lullabies can help babies drift off to sleep. The same can be true for Alzheimer’s patients. It can sometimes be difficult for Alzheimer’s patients to express likes and dislikes, so look for clues to determine whether or not the music is working, such as bright facial expressions and attempts to keep time with the music.

Parkwest Medical Center remains on the forefront of diagnosing and treating disease with the most advanced technology available…those who entrust their healthcare to us demand nothing less. But technology alone isn’t enough to bring healing and comfort to patients and families. True healthcare begins with something less expensive, non-invasive and pain free. It’s called listening.

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KoKo FitClub has issued KoKo’s Turkey Day 4.5K challenge to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. The average American consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. KoKo is asking members of the community to bring five canned goods each to either location – 153 Brooklawn St. in Farragut or 4614 Kingston Pike in Bearden – and the fitness club will match those donations and deliver the collected cans to Second Harvest. The challenge ends on Nov. 27.

Frank Galbraith, retired Farragut Middle School history teacher, will give the presentation “Dec. 7, 1941 – A Day of Infamy” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in the board room of Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The presentation will cover the events leading up to World War II, beginning with the end of World War I and continuing through the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. World War II veterans will be present to answer questions. A special invitation is extended to veterans, especially World War II veterans, to attend. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 29-JAN. 5 Holidays on Ice The Holidays on Ice outdoor ice-skating rink will open Friday, Nov. 29, and operate till Sunday, Jan. 5, at Market Square in downtown Knoxville. Regular hours from Nov. 29 through Dec. 19 are 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Extended hours Dec. 20 through Jan. 5 will be 1 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday-Sunday hours remain the same. The holiday schedule is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24; closed Wednesday, Dec. 25; 1 p.m. to midnight Tuesday, Dec. 31; and 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1. The entry fee, which includes admission, skate rental and unlimited time on the ice, is $10 a day per adult, $7 a day per child 12 and under, $45 for an adult season pass and $30 for a child season pass. To save time, skaters may download liability waivers in advance at www.knoxvillesholidaysonice. com.

SUNDAY, DEC. 1 Steinway Society concert The Steinway Society of Knoxville will hold its second annual Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, in the recital hall at American Piano Gallery, 11651 Parkside Drive. Members of the society will perform piano and vocal Christmas songs. Any member of the society is welcome to perform. The deadline for getting on the program is Tuesday, Nov. 26. Contact Tom Boduch, 865-919-4095 or tomboduch@earthlink.net. Society members who would like to contribute without performing are asked to bring cookies or treats to share. Apple cider will be provided. To attend the concert, RSVP to gscribner@ americanpianogallery.com. Seating is limited.

MONDAY, DEC. 2 Job Resources Group The Job Resources Group will meet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive. The group provides assistance in preparing for interviews, revising resumes and finding employment.

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Caregiver Support Group The Caregiver Support Group will meet 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Room E-224 at Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive (use front covered entrance). The support group, which is affiliated with Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc., meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Anyone in the community who gives care to an elderly individual is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. For more info, call 865-675-2835.

TUESDAYS, DEC. 3-17 Pilates class at Town Hall A three-week Pilates class will be offered 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Dec. 3, at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Registration and payment deadline is Monday, Dec. 2. Pilates is a mind-body exercise that works the whole body. The focus is on correct use of core muscles, spinal alignment and proper breathing. Pilates helps to reduce injury, recover from injury and promote muscular balance. This class has some yoga poses mixed in to enhance flexibility, strength and breathing. Simon Bradbury is the instructor. Cost is $30. Cash, check and credit-card payments are accepted at the Town Hall or over the phone, 865966-7057.

THURSDAY, DEC. 5 Celebrate the Season The Farragut Beautification Committee will present the 20th annual Celebrate the Season from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Community members are invited to come view holiday decorations, sample treats and enjoy the numerous activities and performances offered. Musical entertainers will include the TNT Mountain Dulcimer Trio, the Bearden United Methodist Church Children’s Bell Choir (kids in the audience can learn a tune on the bells), Knoxville Bella Corda and the Farragut High School Madrigal Singers. Activities will include cookie decorating, a craft

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and Farragut Folklife Museum tours. Photos with Santa will be taken starting at 4:30, with the final number for photos passed out at 6 p.m. The photos will be made with a digital camera and will be available for purchase online after the event. Parents also are welcome to take photos with their personal cameras. The event is free, but a canned-good donation is requested for Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. Red donation bins will be available at both entrances of the Town Hall throughout December.

SATURDAY, DEC. 7 Cookie Walk, craft fair Faith Lutheran Church, 225 Jamestowne Blvd., will hold a cookie walk and craft fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7, at the church. The 12th annual event will feature thousands of homemade holiday cookies as well as unique crafts. Cookie shoppers are encouraged to arrive early for best selection. A medium box is $10, and a large box is $15. All proceeds benefit the Shepherd of Hope Food Pantry. Shoppers who bring a non-perishable food item will receive a surprise. Table space is still available for crafters at $20. Interested crafters should contact faithcookiewalk@ yahoo.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 7 Madisonville parade The annual Kiwanis Madisonville Christmas Parade will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Madisonville Primary School and move south on College Street. This year’s parade theme is “Christmas Time in Monroe County.” Abby Ham, morning anchor for WBIR-TV, Channel 10, will be the grand marshal. Honorary grand marshals are the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment from Sweetwater and the Gold Star Mothers. All floats will be eligible to be judged for a cash award. Judging starts at 3 p.m. There is no entry fee. Applications are available at City Hall. Deadline for applications is noon Friday, Dec. 6. For info, contact Don Edmands Jr., parade chairman, 423-884-3806.

MONDAY, DEC. 9 Job Resources Group The Job Resources Group will meet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive. The group provides assistance in preparing for interviews, revising resumes and finding employment.

THURSDAY, DEC. 12 Chamber open house The Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce will have its holiday open house at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the chamber offices in the Farragut Crossroads Professional Building, 11826 Kingston Pike, Suite 110. For more info, call 865-675-7057 or email info@ farragutchamber.com.

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National Park Service wildlife biologist Joe Yarkovich gently pulls the heavily-sedated bear out onto the ground. The trap had been baited with sardines, a human food that further reinforces to the bear the undesirable outcome of being in human areas. Austin Bush and Chris Verdin assist.

Because the weather was misty and rainy, Yarkovich elected to treat his “patient” under a porch roof. This protected both the animal and the medical supplies. Grinning assistants Jon Jacobus, Brett Graham, Austin Bush, Chris Verdin and Anna Yohe are thrilled to help carry the bear up the hill. Photos by Carol Zinavage

Ten-year-old Anna Rogers of Richmond, Va., gets the thrill of her life when she has her picture taken with the sleeping bear. She’s flanked by Yarkovich and her father, Al. Photo by Rick Carl

Bear with us Overnight hikers at LeConte Lodge got a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity recently when a “nuisance” bear was caught, examined and released by a wildlife biologist from the National Park Service. The bear – a young male whose weight was estimated

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at about 200 pounds – had been hanging around the popular destination for about a month and was becoming “friendlier” every day. Authorities at LeConte alerted the park service, and these pictures show what followed.

The big guy can almost be heard to slur, “Lemme outta here!” as he slowly and groggily trundles down the mountain.

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Real Estate! REAL ESTATE AUCTION 80 Bank-Owned Properties December 7, 2013, Noon Auction conducted at 6729 Pleasant Ridge Road, Knoxville, TN 37921

Halls – Walk to the golf course & clubhouse from this mostly brick bsmnt ranch on corner lot. 4BR/3.5BA w/over 4000 SF. Sunken LR w/FP, open kit w/lrg island, solid surface counter tops, big snrm, fin bsmnt w/mother-in-law suite w/kit & handicap accessible shwr. 2-car gar up + 1 down. $324,900 MLS# 864220

Bid Live or Online Halls – Like new bsmnt rancher. Open floor plan, hdwds in main, cath great room w/FP and open kit. Kit w/large island, screened-in porch on both levels. Tiled BAs, W/I closets, big finished bsmnt w/built-ins, full BA & wood stove. All Halls schools. $179,900 MLS# 863180

< Timberlake – Awesome home in Timberlake S/D (swimming pool, 7-acre lake, walking trails, playgrnd, clubhouse, tennis & more). 2-sty w/2-level entry, hdwds throughout main, big den area/formal LR, office area, solid surface counters. Lots of W/I closets, dual sinks, shwr, jacuzzi in master BA. Over-sized deck. Looks new throughout! $244,900 MLS# 862123

Rhonda Vineyard 218-1117

www.rhondavineyard.com

It’s the experience that counts!

CRYSTAL SPRING

Properties located in the following counties: Anderson, Campbell, Cocke, Cumberland, Grainger, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Meigs, Monroe, Roane, Sevier, Union.

Great developments: Grand Vista Bay, Fairfield Glade, Renegade Mountain, Docks at Caney Creek, Tellico Village, Shagbark, Cumberland Valley, Arlington Ridge, Hidden Ridge. Terms: 10% Buyers Premium added to final bid. $1,000 or 10% down day of sale, which ever is greater in value. See website for more info and complete list of terms. www.powellauction.com

6729 Pleasant Ridge Rd, Knoxville, TN 37921 www.powellauction.com • 938-3403 TN F735

HALLS

Deborah Hill-Hobby 207-5587 www.deborahhillhobby.com

LEVEL ESTATE LOT close to Beaver Brook golf course, backs up to DeBusk mansion. $114,900

It’s the experience that counts!

GREAT FLOORPLAN, mstr on main, huge bonus rm, all brick, huge lot. $199,900 POWELL

HALLS

2600 SF, mstr on main, perfectly flat lot. Like new w/lots of updates. $209,900

UPDATED! 3BR/2BA, unfin bonus rm, great location, lg flat backyard. $119,900

UNION COUNTY

1 ACRE

PRACTICALLY NEW! 3BR/2BA, new hdwd flrs, private, in Halls school zone. $107,900

ALL BRICK! 3BR/2BA on a perfectly level lot, oversized gar & much more. $104,900

SOUTH

Multi Million Dollar Producer for 20 years

Jason McMahan • lolton123@aol.com

257-1332 • 922-4400

3BR/2BA in perfect shape, huge sun rm, hdwd flrs, ready to move into. $89,900

POWELL! $121,900. Spacious 3 BR/2.5 BA, 1840 SF ranch on lg, level lot, extensive remodel completed in 1992 incl wiring, meter box, plumbing & insulation, split BR plan, mstr suite w/whirlpool tub, sep shower, second mstr has adj .5 BA, vinyl clad windows, workshop, great Powell location! MLS# 868259

NORWOOD! $112,900. 3 BR/1.5 BA, a real dollhouse w/original hdwd flrs, fresh paint, solid surface tops & glass tile backsplash & upgraded appliances, updated BAs, covered deck, lg fenced & level backyard, carport, utility rm, priced to sell & move-in ready! MLS# 868268 < NORTH KNOX! $109,900. 3BR/2BA, new construction, move-in ready! Gorgeous laminate wide plank flooring in main areas, Stain Master carpet in BRs, upgraded appliances incl smooth-top range, built-in microwave & dishwasher, breakfast bar & dining rm opens to great rm, pot rack hanging light in kit, upgraded cabinets, raised vanities, deck, level lot! Deep, country front porch! MLS# 867112


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