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Virginia Rains Somebody once said a good teacher is like a pebble cast into a pond, creating ripples that extend far and wide. Virginia Rains was that kind of teacher, indeed, that kind of person. She touched the lives of everyone who had the honor of knowing her. Mrs. Rains died Feb. 6. She was 78. Jake Mabe pays tribute to his former teacher.

See Jake’s story on page A-3

Are Vols doomed? Sherlock Holmes once said it is a serious blunder to theorize before gathering data. The great detective, tweed cap atop, pipe in hand, found investigations cluttered and complicated by witnesses who got all excited and twisted facts to fit what they had already decided. Those who believe Tennessee football is doomed to mediocrity or worse should consider Sherlock’s wisdom.

➤ See Marvin West’s tale on page A-5 NEIGHBORHOOD BUZZ

Spaghetti in FC Fountain City Lions Club will host a spaghetti supper 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at its clubhouse in Fountain City Park.


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February 18, 2013

Teacher remembered through student awards

Cathy and Rick Sharp hold six-week-old Kendall Rose, child of their daughter Ali Sharp, who died shortly after childbirth. The Sharps, along with their son, Matthew, attended Fountain City Town Hall last week.

By Libby Morgan The family of teachers, administrators and students at Fountain City Elementary School are holding dear the memory of Ali Sharp, a young kindergarten teacher who passed away suddenly over the Christmas holidays, leaving a newborn daughter. “Ali had been working on a committee to foster a program to commend our students for their efforts at school, not only for academic achievement, but also for their good behavior,” says school principal Crystal Marcum. “When the shocking news arrived of her death, we knew the direction we needed to go to give our students recognition – with an award in her honor.” Marcum and her staff will give the Ali Sharp Award to two students per grade each month for the remainder of the school year. The award ceremony will be held at Fountain City Town Hall meetings.

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Zoe Marcum shows how pleased she is to receive her certificate, which was accompanied by a prize pack and other perks. Photo submitted

Fountain City Elementary School presented the Ali Sharp Award for February to: (front) Ryland Beckmann, Zoe Marcum, Madelynn Stubbs, Luke McCluskey; (second row) Grisela Acosta, Garrett Smith, Ella Brush, Rachel Barrick; (back) Ashton Martin, Madison Dishner, Blake Gadd and Nicholas Sheadrick. Photo by Libby Morgan

Reeves to speak to Halls B&P Brad Reeves, co-founder of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Images and Sound, will speak to the Halls B&P at noon Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Everyone is invited. Lunch is $10.

Eastwood Landscaping employees Clint Dearing, Justin Bullen and Chuck Blansit plant trees around Fountain City Lake in memory of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. Photos by Ruth White

Moving After 10 years in the same place (a record!), ShopperNews is relocating in Halls. The Broadway Corporation has been a wonderful landlord, but it’s time to consolidate our production facilities. Our new office is at 7049 Maynardville Pike, adjacent to Toby Strickland’s Edward Jones office. We’re taking off Monday to move and will be open on Tuesday. The number will remain 922-4136. – S. Clark

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Planting trees out of tragedy By Ruth White In the aftermath of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Mark Smithson decided to do something. So, he planted some trees. Smithson, who owns Eastwood Landscaping, contacted the Fountain City Lions Club to ask if he could plant 26 trees around Fountain City Lake in memory of the 26 people (20 children, six adults) who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary. On Feb. 8, Smithson and his crew planted 20 Yoshino flowering cherry trees and six Blue Atlas cedars. Lions Club member Dick McMillan thanked

Mark Smithson Smithson and his crew. “Mark is a good man to Fountain City,” McMillan said. “He has been very generous the past several years and we appreciate what he’s done, including the rebuilding of the fountain last year.”

Knox County Commission will consider a resolution this month to turn over the $12.7 million Halls Connector project to the state. The county has spent $823,000 on right-of-way acquisition and design, and now will ask the state to complete the project. It modifies Norris Freeway and Maynardville Pike to create a better traffic flow from Emory Road toward Maynardville and Gibbs. Public hearings have been held on the design by CDM Smith. The proposal entails moving the southbound lanes of Maynardville Highway and making new intersections with Afton Drive, Norris Freeway, Andersonville Pike and E. Emory Road.

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Mary Nelle Glenn leads the step class. Music paces the rhythm while Glenn announces and demonstrates each movement.

Strengthen and stretch the body, quiet the mind at Family Life Center By Libby Morgan The Family Life Center of Central Baptist Fountain City is constantly abuzz with activity. Each day brings a full schedule of health and wellness classes, sports games, outreach programs and community service projects. Coordinator Fran Mitchell says, “We are blessed to be able to provide everyone in the community with the opportunity to come and use our facility. “We have office workers who come in simply to walk our track on their lunch hour.” The center offers an active kids’ basketball league each winter and a men’s league plays four nights each week. The baseball team plays in the city league, and the center even has a flag football league. The racquetball court is the only area requiring reservations. “Fitness classes are one of the ways we serve others

for physical and spiritual growth, said Mitchell.” Mary Nelle Glenn, a powerhouse of strength in a small package, is the center’s fitness coordinator, as well as a certified instructor of pilates, step, kickboxing, total body workouts for seniors, and yoga. She calls the center’s atmosphere “comfortable and welcoming,” and says 80 percent of participants are not members of the church. “We are reaching out to the community and sharing our faith through fitness,” said Glenn. There was a bit of consternation about bringing yoga here, with its ties to Buddhism, but we teach fitness yoga, she added. “It works well with strength training to open up the back and hips and keep tendons and muscles supple and flexible. Yoga balance poses help us prevent balance problems as we age. “And since yoga is a gen-

A quiet yoga session is led by Linda Jones. Photos by Libby Morgan

tler exercise, those who cannot do high-impact workouts such as running and kickboxing can develop just as much strength with frequent yoga sessions. We stress safety in the execution of yoga poses, and tell our students with each pose, if it is difficult, just stop, or go to an easier version such as using your knees instead of your feet for support.” Yoga teacher Linda Jones

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Gordon Kitts of Halls exercises on the recumbent bike in the weight room at Central Baptist Fountain City Family Life Center. “I had knee surgery three years ago and I come here five times a week,” says the 76-year-old Kitts.

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Virginia Rains will never be forgotten Somebody once said a good teacher is like a pebble cast into a pond, creating ripples that extend far and wide.

Jake Mabe MY TWO CENTS Virginia Rains was that kind of teacher, indeed, that kind of person. She touched the lives of everyone who had the honor of knowing her. Mrs. Rains died Feb. 6. She was 78. S h e taught at the original Brickey Elementar y School for 25 years. She was lovVirginia Rains ing, tough, compassionate, sometimes strict, everything you want in a teacher. She wanted us to know how to write a sentence, how to work a math problem, how to interpret social studies. But, she also introduced us to Monet and Van Gogh, and to good music, which was one of her great

loves, just below her God and her family. She cared about her students, about their problems, about their future. Even an 11-year-old could tell. Please forgive a personal note, but I have to share this story. A week or so before Jennifer and I were married, Mrs. Rains injured her ankle and couldn’t attend our ceremony. She made husband Jack go, film part of the nuptials on his phone and wait at the reception until he told my mother why she wasn’t there. That is but one of a million examples why Virginia Rains was so special. The Rev. Laurence Hesser told Virginia’s family and friends at Memorial United Methodist Church in Clinton on Feb. 9 that the gathering was a celebration of life, a service of death and resurrection. “Virginia is gone,” Hesser said, “but in many important ways, she will never be gone. She lives on in the hearts of her family and friends. She touched the lives of hundreds if not thousands of her students, fellow teachers and neighbors. Every place she went, she left a mark.” And that mark, those ripples in a pond, if you will, continue. She teaches still.

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Halls Middle School basketball players Rachel Drumheller and J.T. Freels were named to the 2012-13 Knox County All-League basketball team. Photo submitted Mona Napier ■

Powell Playhouse to present ‘Puss in Boots’

Halls High School drama students will highlight the Powell Playhouse production of “Puss in Boots” April 11 and April 13, which will be held at Jubilee Banquet Facility. Mona Napier told the Powell Business and Professional Association last Tuesday during the PBPA’s local business spotlight that each production takes a village to make it happen. “It’s not magic, but it is magic when it all comes together,” Napier said. “We are a nonprofit organization, and we appreciate all the support we’ve received from (local) businesses.”

The Playhouse will finish its second season in June with a production of “The Odd Couple” June 6-9, which will include dinner at 6 p.m. for the July 6-8 performances. Be watching the Shopper-News for updates. For more info, call 947-7428 or 256-7428. ■

Halls High cheerleaders place at nationals

UCA Nationals and to place third the first time out was fantastic,” Duncan, who is the school’s cheer coach, said. “The girls worked really hard and had a great time. “We had several sponsors that helped make the trip possible, (including) Mark Duff, Louis’ Restaurant, R. Larry Smith, Power T Graphix, Regal Cinemas, Halls Community Park and Highway Markings. We would also like to thank the Halls community for all their support at our Louis’ spaghetti dinners and all their encouragement and kind words throughout the year.”

Cheri Duncan reports that the Halls High School cheerleaders, who won a state championship this season, finished third at the National High School Cheerleading Championship at Walt Disney World ■ Halls Middle girls in Orlando, Fla. The event finish strong season is televised nationally each Coach Tom Poisal reyear on ESPN and ESPN 2. ports that the Halls Middle “This was our first trip to

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Fulton Alumni Association seeks names for plaque

Heads up – registration is now open for the city of Knoxville’s new adult coed indoor volleyball leagues. The season begins March 3 and ends on April 28, followed by a May tournament. The cost is $20 per person, and there are four different leagues. Practice will be held at the Cumberland Estates, Deane Hill and Richard Leake recreation centers. Registration closes Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. An organizational meeting for team captains is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the John T. O’Connor Center. Info: or 215-1424.

The Fulton High School Alumni Association is seeking the names of all Fulton High Alumni who have lost their lives in military service. To honor these individuals, the Alumni Association will have a commemorative plaque created which will be displayed at the school. Anyone with information should send the name of the graduate, year of graduation and the branch of service to: Fulton High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 27434, Knoxville, TN 37927-7431.

School girls basketball team has completed a strong year, which included a 12-4 regular-season record. The team advanced to the semifinals, losing by three in overtime to an undefeated Northwest Middle squad, which won the championship. The team defeated Farragut Middle in the consolation game to capture third place. “We returned only one starter from the previous year and knew we’d have to work extremely hard,” Poisal says. “The girls went 0-4 at the Maryville College summer camp, but all four losses were close games. I knew we’d have a hardworking team after that camp.” Halls finished the regular season as the highestscoring team in the county, averaging 39 points per game. Point guard Rachel Drumheller was named to the All-County team. Celine Hughes, Harper Cherry and Amber Heatherly were named to the All-Tournament team. “In the three years I’ve been at Halls Middle as head coach, this team was the closest-knit group with the best attitude I’ve had. They were always focused and came to practice every day ready to work. There was absolutely no quit in this team. “In each of the four losses, the game was close in the last two minutes. Despite being undersized in just about every game, we outrebounded every team but one this season. That shows a team with a lot of heart.”

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government Hoyos to chair KAT Renee Hoyos, executive director of Tennessee Clean Water Network, was elected last month by the KAT board of directors to chair Knoxville Area Transit, which runs Knoxville’s bus system. Archie Ellis is vice chair. Hoyos lives on Quincy Avenue in North Knoxville. She was appointed to the board by Mayor Rogero.

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■ Cindy Walker, treasurer of the Knox County Democratic Party and wife of former state senate candidate Randy Walker, is also seeking to be Democratic Party chair when state Rep. Gloria Johnson steps aside at the upcoming Democratic convention (in addition to the three persons mentioned in last week’s column). ■ The original Emancipation Proclamation, which President Lincoln signed on Jan. 1, 1863, and which ended slavery in the USA, is on exhibit in Nashville at the Tennessee State Museum. (This writer is chair of the commission which operates the museum). In her role on the National Archives Foundation, Honey Alexander, former First Lady of Tennessee, was instrumental in bringing the document to Tennessee as part of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. On Feb. 11, a gala opening reception was held in Nashville when Gov. Bill Haslam officially opened the exhibit. The cost of hosting the Proclamation was underwritten by several companies including Pilot Travel Centers of Knoxville. Attending from Knoxville were Jim and Natalie Haslam, attorney Bernard Bernstein and wife Barbara, former Mayor Daniel

Brown and wife Cathy, state Reps. Joe Armstrong, Gloria Johnson and Ryan Haynes, school board member Gloria Deathridge, and Mayor Tim Burchett. Also attending was former Knoxville First Lady Mary Pat Tyree, who now lives in Nashville. Bo Roberts, who played a pivotal role in the 1982 Knoxville World’s Fair, attended along with U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper and former Nashville Mayor Dick Fulton. Tennessee Transportation Commissioner John Schroer also attended and told this writer that the decision on whether the South Knoxville Parkway is a go or no-go is probably three months away. ■ The West Knox Republican Club had one of its largest meetings ever on Feb. 11 at the Red Lobster on Kingston Pike. Heated discussions occurred between those who wanted UT thirdyear law student Alexander Waters to be elected vice president of the club and those opposed. The house was packed. Initially it was a contest between Waters and former legislative candidate Gary Loe, who withdrew right before the vote. Then 6th District Republican State Committeewoman Sally Absher contested Waters. But she was too late to overcome his lead and lost decisively. The outcome was 59 for Waters and 19 for Absher. Waters comes from a long line of Republicans. His parents are Knoxville attorney John B. Waters III and civic activist Beth Waters. ■ Mayor Rogero hosts area citizens in a forum on disabilities this Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park. The forum is part of Plan East Tennessee found at www. Some staunch political conservatives have suggested these regional meetings are part of Agenda 21 pushed by the United Nations.

GOSSIP AND LIES ■ Tempest in a Tea Party? That’s what some Republicans are saying about the recent kerfuffle at the West Knox Republican Club. One officeholder said it was a good day for the GOP as the Tea Party element was rebuffed. ■ Sen. Lamar Alexander probably forgot how Gov. Lamar Alexander and his appointees to the board of directors nudged UT tuition upward. In a statement last week, Sen. Alexander said colleges must hold down costs.

■ Jim McIntyre finds himself in a dilemma. How to change the subject from school security to school technology is his newest challenge. And he can count on his “friends” in the mayor’s office and on county commission to keep talking security. ■ Kroger finds itself in the catbird’s seat in its quest to fill land along Beaver Creek for a new store. The land is within the city limits, while all the neighbors are in the county. Thanks, Victor!


Kane, Brooks defend Virtual Academy Maybe it’s unfair to pick on a rookie, but if there was a Dumbest Question of the Day award in the Tennessee General Assembly, Rep. Roger Kane of Karns would have a brand-new plaque for his wall. His question came during a discussion of Rep. Mike Stewart’s bill to cut off state funds to for-profit, online schools. Stewart accused K12 Inc. – the Virginia-based corporation that runs the Tennessee Virtual Academy – of sucking up millions of Tennessee tax dollars while being insufficiently accountable for poor performance. Stewart suggested that K12 Inc. CEO Ron Packard, whose salary was $3.9 million last year, should be required to come to Nashville to explain why his company’s services are a good deal for Tennesseans. Kane’s response was to declare Packard’s salary none of our business: “Why should we care what they pay their CEO?” Stewart, who grew up in Knoxville, said, in essence, that Tennessee taxpayers are helping to pay Packard’s salary and deserve answers. Duh. The Tennessee Virtual Academy was created on a party line vote in 2011 dur-

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ing the waning days of the legislative session (always a dangerous time in Nashville). It was rushed into operation within a matter of weeks, and is run by Union County Public Schools for reasons that have never been made explicitly clear. (But for every $4,400 per pupil in state dollars that travel through the Union County till, 4 percent or $176 stays with the county.) The Virtual Academy enrolled just under 1,800 students from all over the state in grades K-8 last year. Despite glowing reviews from numerous parents, it delivered test results in the bottom 11 percent on Tennessee Value Added Assessment tests. The news hit with a thud shortly before the beginning of the current school year. Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman labeled TNVA’s performance “demonstrably poor,” and “unacceptable.” Republicans took a defensive posture (see Roger

Kane and Harry Brooks) and Democrats went on the attack (see Mike Stewart and Gloria Johnson). On Tuesday, some 20 TNVA teachers took the day off and headed to Nashville to oppose Stewart’s bill, begging questions about online substitute teachers. One 6th-grade teacher, Summer Shelton of Knoxville, defended her employer: “I’ve never seen a more dynamic curriculum,” she said. “I believe in this school.” She said she has autistic students and students who cannot cope with being part of a large classroom who have thrived for the first time while under TNVA instruction. “We can’t deny our parents the right to choose this option for their kids … I am requesting that you give us a chance …” Stewart has a long list of indictments of K12 Inc., which has been in hot water in several states for results similar to those it has logged in Tennessee. He attempted to have Rep. Gloria Johnson speak to the issue, but was shot down by committee chair Rep. Harry Brooks, who sponsored the 2011 virtual education bill and is carrying an administration bill that amounts to a mild kick in the butt com-

pared to Stewart’s nuclear option. The Brooks bill was approved and moves on to the full committee. Stewart’s bill failed on a voice vote (Kane’s status was “present, not voting.”). At the Education Committee meeting that same day, officials from the Putman County school system, which pioneered virtual education in Tennessee, talked about their VITAL (Virtual Instruction to Accentuate Learning) program, which they said has a 93 percent success rate and offers dual enrollment and advanced placement classes along with remedial and enrichment classes. (Numerous legislators have told us that they thought they were voting for the Putnam County model, not for an out-of-state, forprofit corporation.) They were careful, however, to distinguish their program from TNVA, without mentioning its name: “We wanted to have our virtual program led by the district – not somebody coming in from outside telling us what to do, and we’re not going out looking for students outside Putnam County,” said Dr. Jerry Boyd, director of Putnam County Schools.

What makes an effective teacher? You never forget a favorite teacher. Mine was Mrs. Fugua. She taught 6th grade at Linden Elementary School in Oak Ridge, and it didn’t take her long to figure me out. By the spring of that year, I was skipping class to work on a scrapbook for then-President Jimmy Carter, who apparently visited Oak Ridge back in 1978. Maybe my test scores went up that year because I was engaged, or maybe I missed important lessons while I was bopping around town taking pictures for the president. All I know is that Mrs. Fuqua made me feel important, which was invaluable to me, as it is to most kids. These days, we like to weigh and measure everything in our efforts to achieve maximum results, so it’s not surprising that researchers from the state Department of Education felt compelled to shake the data from the 2011-12 school year to see what would fall out. But the results are surprising: research concludes that neither experience nor advanced degrees makes teachers more effective, as measured by TVAAS (Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System) evaluations. TVAAS measures academic growth over time. I sought a local reaction to these findings, which were presented to the state

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Board of Education at the beginning of the month. Dr. John Bartlett, principal of Bearden High School, the largest school in the county, shared his thoughts. Student achievement is driven by instructional practices in the classroom, and new teachers are as capable of good teaching as experienced teachers, he said. But he’s concerned that such research could be

used to say that experience shouldn’t factor into teacher pay. It’s important that experienced teachers don’t feel undervalued, he said, because they play a critical role in retaining new teachers through mentoring. The study might also suggest that teacher pay should be based on test results. A potential problem is that teachers might become hesitant to teach lower-level students, he says. “High test scores is one indicator of effective teachers, but it’s not the only one. Relationships with students in the classroom, relationships built with the community and the lifetime success of the students are others.”

The proposed 2013 Knox County Schools budget will expand APEX, the district’s strategic compensation program for teachers. It rewards teachers for good instructional practices in the classroom, leadership and service in high needs schools, as well as student growth and achievement. It also reflects input from teachers and administrators throughout the county. As the time draws near for adopotion of the new school budget, let’s not get distracted by numbers that may have been crunched for reasons other than the improvement of our schools. Effective teachers, like Mrs. Fugua, can’t be interpreted by a bar graph.

Briggs blasts Campfield’s Lakeshore bill By Betty Bean Richard Briggs was packing for a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend a meeting of the American Medical Association’s Political Advocacy Committee when he heard about state Sen. Stacey Campfield’s bill to force the sale of the former Lakeshore Mental Health Institute’s campus to the highest bidder instead of allowing the city of Knoxville to expand Lakeshore Park. The city and the Lake-

shore Park Foundation have been proceeding with park expansion since the state closed the mental health hospital last summer. Briggs, a heart surgeon and county commissioner who plans to oppose Campfield in the 2014 Republican Primary, doesn’t think much of the bill. “We don’t need know-italls in Nashville deciding what to do with our land without any input from those of us who live here,” Briggs said, contrasting

Campfield’s legislation, which he fi led without Mayor Madeline Rogero’s knowledge, with the county’s conveyance of the old Oakwood Elementary School to a developer who is repurposing it into housing for senior citizens. “We got input from the neighborhood and local government before we transferred public property to private hands,” Briggs said. “The least you can do is talk to the people who live here.”

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A young Tennessee Wildlife Resources officer has settled in with this family to take care of our area’s beloved public land, the 24,444 acres of Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area. Dustin McCubbins became area manager for Chuck Swan in 2011 and moved into the manager’s residence near the entrance to the peninsula, which lies inside the confluence of the Powell and Clinch Rivers on Norris Lake. His around-the-clock job calls for him to juggle many issues, all focused on conservation. He is an ambassador, a police officer, a farmer, a biologist, a wildlife and hunting expert, a dozer operator, a shooting range overseer and on the day we visited, an excellent tour guide. McCubbins’ obvious enthusiasm for “his� area produced a running commentary on the maintenance of the 1,100 acres of open spaces that are designed to provide wildlife with food and cover. He, two technicians and a few volunteers look after more than 400 fields, rotating crops of milo, corn, soybeans and clover not only for the animals, but to sustain the health of the soil for future crops. Currently, attracting quail is an important initiative. Wheat, millet and sunflowers are being planted in target areas for quail and doves. The team must also keep an eye on invasive species such as kudzu and bicolor lespedeza, which will crowd out the preferred plants. Their efforts in certain areas mesh with the forestry service’s timber harvests and studies being conducted by UT’s agricultural and forestry departments. McCubbins is a turkey hunter and is involved with the National Wild Turkey Foundation, founded in 1973. Efforts nationwide have brought the wild turkey population from near extinction in the early 1900s to a sustainable level, and NWTF has become an active partner in turkey recovery. Lately the turkey population at Chuck Swan has dipped somewhat. Studies are underway to understand why. Conservation strategies at Chuck Swan that benefit one species build the health of the whole ecosystem. Regulated hunting is an integral part of the big picture. Records of deer kills over the past 20 years show the deer are getting larger, but less numerous. This is a good thing, says McCubbins. “When we record the number and weights of the game harvests of Chuck Swan, this provides us critical information about the success of our work. The deer in Chuck Swan weren’t getting the opportunity to grow large because of the competition for food and other factors. Now we know our deer are living longer, becoming healthier and the population is nearer to our goals. “We want to welcome everyone to come and enjoy Chuck Swan for hiking, horseback riding, camping, hunting, shooting, exploring. But we want people to pay attention to the rules. “No one is allowed in our caves, because someone’s clothes or shoes may carry ‘white-nose syndrome,’ deadly to bats. “Non-hunters cannot

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Dustin McCubbins stands at Mossy Creek Spring in the heart of Chuck Swan. Photos by Libby Morgan come in the area during scheduled hunts. Coming up we have turkey hunts Thursday through Saturday mornings until 1 p.m. from March 28 to May 9, so if somebody wants to hunt for morels, they’ve got the whole rest of the week to do it. “Camping is only allowed in designated areas and it’s all primitive camping. At this time we don’t have horse camping. Access from the lakeshore is fine, but only for day use. “Public access is sunrise to sunset, year ’round,� says McCubbins.

Keeping an eye on almost 40 square miles of land with 120 miles of shoreline is a big job. We asked McCubbins what the rest of us can do to help. “I can always use volunteers, but more importantly, just get the word out that we have a beautiful resource out here that needs to be enjoyed by people who don’t want to abuse it. “And if you’re lucky, you might be rewarded by spying a bald eagle from one of the two nests we know we have on Chuck Swan. Or maybe that bear we saw last year will pass through again.�

Experimentation seems to be one of the innate conditions of one’s adolescence and early teen years. While it creates a valuable learning experience, it can also be quite detrimental if channeled in the wrong direction. And experimentation with drugs, and particularly prescription drugs, is one of those misguided directions. When I was growing up, drugs were something your physician wrote you a prescription for and your parents took it to the drug store to be filled. In fact, our Concord village physician often carried a supply of the most common drugs in his physician’s case and dispensed them in a small envelope with the directions on how to take them. I cannot remember any teenager in the village abusing drugs, and I doubt that such use would have ever been considered. But I have to admit that we did have some vices. Probably the most prevalent one was smoking rabbit tobacco. It was a vile-smelling, whitelooking leaf that grew wild in fields. After you smoked a few roll-your-owns, it took about a month before you could taste food again. Like marijuana growers today, we had all the areas where it grew staked out and harvested every week or so. Unfortunately, smoking rab-

bit tobacco often led to smoking real cigarettes, which are as addictive as some wellknown drugs. The availability of alcoholic beverages was quite limited in Old Concord, but one of our gang found a recipe for “home brew� and we decided to give it a try. We gathered the ingredients – yeast, malt, sugar, etc. – and a large 20 gallon crock. We mixed it up according to directions, covered it with a cloth and let it ferment for a couple of weeks. Finally, the day came when it was time to sample our concoction. When the cloth cover was removed and I had my first look at the home brew, I knew it was not a drink to which I would ever become addicted. We either got the proportions or ingredients wrong, because after about half a glass I concluded that a Pepsi or RC Cola was a much better choice. I cannot remember what happened to the rest of the brew, but the rest of our gang shared my opinion. Certainly living in a rural area where the availability of smoking material or alcohol was either limited or nonexistent reduced the temptation to experiment with addictive substances. But in more urban areas such experimentation actually created a drug culture. Living in Washington, D.C., during the late 1960s and ear-

ly 1970s, I observed firsthand the drug culture that was so prevalent during those Vietnam War years. Of course, rabbit tobacco was replaced with another weed called marijuana, and a new substance called LSD took the place of prescription drugs. There were always antiwar demonstrations near the White House or on Capitol Hill during those years, and you could almost get high on marijuana just by walking through the crowd. But the effects of LSD are more serious because it causes hallucinations. I had the misfortune to be present when a young girl did a swan dive off the 22nd story of our high-rise apartment building. Her friends said she thought she could fly. Smoking rabbit tobacco and drinking home brew never had a lasting effect on the kids in Old Concord. Most enjoyed productive careers. But I often wondered what long-term effect the drug culture had on those who lived in urban areas. While many were able to put it behind them and became leaders in business, government and universities, others did not kick the habit and are either no longer with us or live a lifestyle not too different from the one they created for themselves four decades ago.

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There is hope in statistical data Sherlock Holmes once said it is a serious blunder to theorize before gathering data. The great detective, tweed cap atop, pipe in hand, found investigations cluttered and complicated by witnesses who got all excited and twisted facts to fit what they had already decided. Those who believe Tennessee football is doomed to mediocrity or worse should consider Sherlock’s wisdom. Columbo, Jessica Fletcher, Magnum and Sergeant Friday probably had the same concept – just the facts, please. Derek A. Jordan, UT graduate, Tullahoma land surveyor, law student and football fan, has more than enough facts to move the Volunteers from the deep despair of darkness into bright sunshine.

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His statistical methodology says teams, with decent coaching, almost always produce results in direct proportion to the four-year average of talent. Got that? It’s about the recruiting, stupid. Jordan, a busy worker and thinker, invested enough time to study 122 teams playing NCAA upper-division football. He uses the four most recent years of recruiting evaluations to determine expectations. His research goes back to 2002. He found that 60 to 70 percent of on-field results

followed form. Teams with the best players won the games. When predictions strayed, up or down, he focused on the coaches. Ah ha, some regularly produced better results than team talent projected. And some, year after year, recruited well but underperformed. There are those who coach up whatever they can get and excel in organization, strategy and motivation. There are others who manage to lose games they should win. It may come as a shock to some that the Volunteers, for the past four years, have been higher in talent evaluations than Southeastern Conference standings. This very minute, factoring in recent signees, Tennessee, using Jordan’s

Get a move on Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you … and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. (Genesis 12: 1, 2b) Her name means “delight,” and I have always said that she is well and truly named. My daughter Eden is smart and funny, talented and good. And she is moving. She left home after high school, went to college in Memphis, then worked awhile before putting herself through graduate school in Greensboro, N.C. When she left home for Memphis, her big sister Jordan was already there, and when she ventured

into grad school, one of her buddies from college days had gone ahead of her, blazing the trail and providing a built-in friend. Now, however, she is taking a job with a music festival in Vail, Colo., (I know, I know – life is tough! What a dream job!), and as much as she wanted the gig, she is face to face with the fact that she is heading into the unknown. She has not even met (face to face, at any rate) the person who hired her!

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No longer an easy fivehour drive from family, no longer in or near her beloved Southern mountains, no longer among dear friends she made in North Carolina. She is heading out, alone, into the unknown. I think of Abraham (and Sarah!) who obeyed the command to “Go!” I think of all the men and women who boarded frail, small ships and crossed oceans to come to a New World. I think of families who packed everything they could cram into Conestoga

formula, ranks sixth overall in talent, behind Alabama, Florida, Auburn, LSU and Georgia. This time last year it was sixth. Jordan says, in essence, Tennessee had the talent to go 5-3 in the 2012 SEC race. It went 1-7. “The Mississippi State and Missouri games are simply unexplainable, for more than one reason. Vanderbilt beat UT despite a huge dearth in talent. “Without question, Tennessee under Derek Dooley, was the largest underperforming team in the SEC. Vanderbilt was the highest overperforming team.” Jordan’s comprehensive number-crunching says better things are about to happen. Think seven victories. Maybe eight! Those with negative outlooks wonder how that could be. Tennessee attrition has been terrible. Lane Kiffin’s star-studded roundup evaporated. We failed to sign Vonn Bell.

Four Vols are leaving early for the NFL. The upcoming schedule is at least deadly. Oregon is out there waiting to squash the orange. I do believe Derek Jordan is a realist. He is not emotional when he says Butch Jones will make a difference. “Butch Jones, at Cincinnati, did not perform lower than his talent-based evaluation, and typically was a plus-two-games coach,” said Jordan. Alas, trouble is traditional for first-year coaches. But, starting right now, there is hope. Caution: Do not twist the facts. Let there be no mad leaps to ridiculous conclusions. Do not make big bowl reservations. But, we all know numbers do not lie. Well, not often. I felt a hint of suspicion when I discovered Tennessee and Oregon are almost identical in talent comparison.

wagons and set off for the far country, not knowing exactly how hard or how high or how long the trail would be. Eden will be fine. I keep telling her (and myself) that reassuring fact. I have no doubt that she will adjust to living at 9,000 feet above sea level. She will make friends. She will find a church. She will love her job; it involves music, after all! Her colleagues will love her. The Creator did some of His finest work in Colorado. It is a place of stunning beauty: lofty mountains, clean air and azure skies. I suppose my greatest fear is that she will never want to come back east. There are plans to be made, decisions to be solidified, possessions to pack (or pass on to someone else), farewells to be

said. The next few weeks will be happy, harried, hurried, tense, exciting, stomach-churning, sad, thrilling. Most importantly, this is an opportunity. A chance for the adventure of a lifetime. A real coming-of-age. I don’t worry about Eden. God has offered the opportunity, and Eden will settle in, do a great job, have a fantastic experience. God will bless her, lead her, guide her, nurture her, strengthen her and use her. The family and friends she leaves behind will miss her, but we will also cheer her on, pray for her, go west to visit her, keep in touch with her and admire her spunk. Vaya con Dios, mi hija. Go with God, my daughter. Like Abram, “You will be a blessing.”

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News from SOS SOS opposes the proposed resolution coming before the Knox County Commission on Feb. 25 which asks the state legislature to change from appointed to elected school superintendents. SOS urges you to contact all commissioners to oppose such legislation by writing or by calling 215-2038. Reach individual commissioners at firstname.lastname@ Knox County Board of Education mid-month work session will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in the first floor ballroom at the Andrew Johnson Building. Knox County Commission will meet at 1:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25. The meeting agenda includes discussion on both school security and the question of returning to election of school superintendents. School board members will be in Nashville on Feb. 19-20 to attend a legislative dinner and the Tennessee School Board Association Day on the Hill on Feb. 20, an opportunity for board members to meet with legislators and to attend committee hearings. Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre will join Knox County Sheriff Jimmy “JJ” Jones and Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch in a community forum on student safety and school security 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at Amherst Elementary School, 5101 Schaad Rd.

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One church, two locations By Cindy Taylor Launching a new church location can be stressful and takes a lot of prayer, planning and hard work. But One Life Church in Powell decided to do just that. Lead pastor Rodney Arnold founded One Life in 2008. The church first met at Powell High School before moving to its current location at the Jubilee Facility on Callahan Road. Arnold saw a need to branch out into the Halls community in 2012. “The addition of this campus doubled our seating capacity, extended our reach into a new community, freed up seats at the Powell location to allow for even more growth there, and gave opportunities for community leaders to rise

Dylan Martin, pastor of One Life Church, Halls location Photo by Cindy Taylor

up among our volunteer teams,” said Arnold. Halls location pastor Dylan Martin said his main job is to care for people at the Halls location and get them connected.

“I do whatever I can to connect people into the life of the church,” said Martin who had a busy 2012. He married his wife Kendall last November following the Halls launch in August. Martin said One Life did not want to start another church just for the sake of doing another service. One Life in Powell had more than 100 people attending who were driving from farther north. When church leaders realized they were reaching people in the Halls community and causing members to drive outside their community for worship, starting a church in Halls just made sense. “It was also to reach people who are far from God,” said Martin. “We had people

in Halls who were being influential and helping others discover how their one life can make a difference.” One Life Halls launched August 19 with just over 300 people. The church is serving the community by building on established relationships and developing new ones; such as partnering with Halls High School. Members will be helping with landscaping around the school this spring. “The natural outflow of our mission is to not only reproduce believers in Jesus but to reproduce churches as well,” said Martin. “We want to make our presence known and be valuable here while making disciples who make disciples who make disciples.” One Life Halls is located at 6709 Maynardville Pike behind Amber Restaurant. Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m.

WORSHIP NOTES Food banks ■ Graveston Baptist Church, 8319 Clapps Chapel Road, is giving away a half-trailer load of free food to families in need, first come, first served, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 2. Info: 686-0186. ■ Cross Roads Presbyterian hosts the Halls Welfare Ministry food pantry 6-8 p.m. each second Tuesday and 9-11 a.m. each fourth Saturday. Info: 922-9412. ■ Knoxville Free Food Market, 4625 Mill Branch Lane, distributes free food 10 a.m.-1 p.m. each third Saturday. Info: 566-1265. ■ New Hope Baptist Church Food Pantry distributes food boxes 5-6:30 p.m. each third Thursday. Info: 688-5330. ■ Bookwalter UMC offers One

er sister is over now, but she Harvest Food Ministries to the still sees both girls regularly. community. Info and menu: “They are my grandchil oneharvest/index.html or 689dren now,” she says. 3349, 9 a.m.-noon. weekdays. Like most mentors, Catherine says she’s gotten more ■ Glenwood Baptist Church out of the relationship than of Powell, 7212 Central Ave. her mentees. She’ll happily Pike, is opening the John 5 recruit anyone who has the Food Pantry some Fridays in February from 9:30-11:15 a.m. heart to be a mentor. For appointment: 938-2611; “You will enjoy it. It’s a leave a message and your call wonderful opportunity for will be returned. you, as well as for them, to learn how the world is. You can’t always live your life within your own cocoon.” Mentors receive support in the form of quarterly ■ PK Hope Is Alive Parkinson Support Group of East roundtable discussions and Catherine Beals, who has been Tennessee will meet 11:30 training sessions, she says. a member of Second Presbya.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Kern A recent session focused on terian Church for almost 50 UMC Family Life Center, 451 the three most important E. Tennessee Ave. in Oak years, serves as an Amachi things in the lives of teenagRidge. All are welcome. Info: mentor. Photo by Wendy Smith ers. Catherine already knew Karen Sampsell, 482-4867; the first one. email pk_hopeisalive@ “They’re on cellphones a or visit www. student at Pellissippi State lot,” she says, rolling her eyes Community College, and the – just like a grandmother. ■ Registration is open for the younger is a senior at Fulton To learn more about the “Lucky Kidney” 6K Run/2K High School. Catherine is Amachi program, contact Walk presented by Dialysis Clinic Inc. to benefit the East now 87. Her formal mentor- Knoxville Leadership FounTennessee Kidney Foundaing relationship with the old- dation at 524-2774.

Answering the call to love By Wendy Smith When the director of Knoxville Leadership Foundation’s Amachi program spoke at Second Presbyterian Church several years ago, Catherine Beals felt a call. Amachi matches mentors with children who have a parent in jail, and Catherine thought it sounded like something she could do. Her two sons were grown, and her husband had passed away, but she was still caring for her mother. When her mother died a year and a half later at the age of 111, she was the oldest person in the state. Catherine was ready to answer the call. She became a mentor to a 7th-grade girl. The first time she went to the girl’s home, she was nervous about driving into the Western Heights neighborhood. “Now everyone in the

area knows my car,” says Catherine. “I’m just part of the family.” During that first visit, Catherine was scared to death – and so was her mentee. But she took the girl to her house, and a relationship was born. They played games and went to the movies. A few months later, the girl’s younger sister became Catherine’s second mentee. She took the girls to UT sporting events and out to dinner. She tried to teach them to play tennis. “I didn’t have much luck there,” Catherine says with a chuckle. She also taught the girls about life. She helped them open savings accounts. She encouraged them to read. She discouraged them from using drugs and becoming pregnant. The older sister is now a

Give blood, save lives Donors who give at least one pint of blood a year will be exempt from paying blood processing fees at any U.S. hospital if a transfusion is required. Their IRS dependents will also be covered. All donors will also receive a free Tshirt. Donors may visit any community drive or one of Medic’s donor centers: 1601 Ailor Ave. and 11000 Kingston Pike in Farragut. Area blood drives are:

brook Pike, Bloodmobile. ■ 11 a.m.-6 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 20, ITT Technical Institute, 9123 Executive Park Drive, Bloodmobile. ■ 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Farragut Town Hall, inside community room. ■ 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, Bearden High School, inside the Hall of Memories. ■ 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22,

Meetings, classes ■ Knoxville Fellowship Luncheon meets at noon each Tuesday at Golden Corral. Info: ■ Glenwood Baptist Church, 7212 Central Ave. Pike, hosts “Fit for the Father,” a program that promotes body and soul fitness while serving the Lord, at 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday. A fee of $20 covers the class and the book. Info: 938-2611. ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, hosts Wednesday Night Supper at 5:45, followed by a choice of Adult Bible Study, Prayer Group or Chancel Choir. Child care is provided. For reservations: 690-1060. Info: ■ Gospel singing 3:30-5:30 p.m. every Saturday at the Bargain Shopper Mini-Mall, 5713 Clinton Highway. Local groups featured; free admission. Info: Warren Biddle, 945-3757, or D.C. Hale, 688-7399.


UT Medical Center, inside Wood Auditorium. ■ 1-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, Walgreens/North Northshore, Bloodmobile. ■ 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, New Beginnings Baptist Church, 9315 Rutledge Pike, Bloodmobile. ■ 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, ETHRA, 9111 Cross Park Drive, inside conference room. ■ 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, inside

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must be received online at or via postal mail by Monday, March 17. On-site registration is $30 and begins at 7 a.m. Individuals or groups interested in volunteering may contact ETKF executive director Katie Caldwell at 288-7351 or ■ UT Hospice, serving patients and families in Knox and 15 surrounding counties, conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 & older) interested in becoming volunteers with the program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: Penny Sparks, 544-6279.

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Gallo gives students a world of knowledge By Betty Bean When Lou Gallo was growing up in Middletown, N. J., he always liked the idea of being a teacher, but it was hard to imagine since there weren’t any male teachers in his school. “By the time I got to college I thought I might like to do it, but I also wanted to make money. I was contemplating law school and preparing for the LSAT when I woke up one day and was like, ‘What am I doing?’” So he took his undergraduate degree from the College of New Jersey and headed south to the University of Tennessee to get a master’s degree in education. Why UT? “My brother attended UT, and so did several relatives. We were always Vols fans and we were probably the only New Jersey family that went on vacation to the Grand Ole Opry. My mom always liked country music,” he said. That somewhat random chain of circumstances planted Gallo in Knoxville where he worked his way through school waiting tables at the Italian Market and Grill, and in 1992-93, he spent what he calls the most rewarding year of his young life as a teaching intern at Bearden High School, putting down roots that would allow him to become one of the most acclaimed teachers in the Knox County school system. In 19 years at West High School, he has been West High, East Tennessee and Knox County Teacher of the Year (2008), and a recipient of a Milken National Educator Award in 2004. Gallo was invited to chaperone four students for 10 days in Japan for the Panasonic Cultural Exchange Program. He teaches advanced placement and International Baccalaureate European history classes, sponsors the Youth in Government program and engages students in simulations of state and national governments and the United Nations. He is on the leadership team that develops curriculum, in-service days and exit tests for Knox County schools’ social studies programs and leads workshops on implementation of AP European history courses. During the summer, he reads AP European History exam essays for the college boards and, in his spare time, takes groups of students on foreign trips. Last summer, he was one of five outstanding American teachers chosen to participate in the “Torch for Education” project, and he and his wife, Cathy, spent five days in Edinburgh Scotland for the Olympic run.

Lou Gallo points to the world map painted onto the walls of his social studies class at West High School. Photo by Ruth White

Two of his students, Liz Kemp and Lexie Barton, wrote short essays recommending him. Kemp described Gallo as a tough teacher who pushes his students to do things they never dreamed they could do. “He helps us learn in a way that no other teacher does, and it shines through his high AP scores every year,” Liz said. Lexie described him as not only a teacher but also “a mentor. I have learned so much as one of his students that I feel prepared to take on the challenges in front of me, because he delivers the perfect mixture of tough love and TLC when it comes to your school work and your work ethic, and inevitably this has carried into how I work as a student and a person.” But, flashing back two decades, none of these things would have happened if Gallo hadn’t been able to find a job – no easy task for a history major. “I was hoping to work at Bearden, but I got cut. Then, I thought I was going to have a job at South-Doyle Middle School, but that position was cut. I interviewed at several places, and was getting a little discouraged,

but luckily, Al Bell (the supervisor) loved me, and introduced me to Donna Wright, who was then the principal at West, and she brought me on board here. I was a week from going back to New Jersey,” he said. Gallo, who is half Italian (the other half if a mixture of Irish, French and English), says working at the Italian Market & Grill was great preparation for his life’s work. “I learned how to deal with people. That’s one of the most important skills we can have. As a teacher, I’ve had to constantly interact with the public, and this prepared me in many ways.” During his first years at West, Gallo taught world history and geography. Later, he moved into European history, which is his favorite. Although he doesn’t teach government classes, he stays involved in that field via his Youth in Government program, which gives him the opportunity to take students to the model U.N. in Murfreesboro, to Boston for the Harvard Model Congress and to Nashville for the state Youth Legislature, which is his favorite conference because the kids actually take over the House and Senate chambers for a weekend. He says he’s toyed with the idea of running for county commission, but

has pretty much decided that he’s not temperamentally suited to the trench warfare of local politics. “In the first place, I’d have to retire from teaching, and I’m very fortunate in that I have a job I enjoy. That’s a hard thing for people to have – the same job for 19 years and still enjoy it. In the second place, I don’t have tolerance for idiots – every now and then the New Jersey in me comes out.” This summer, Gallo will team up with German teacher Mauri Brooks, who is taking students on a trip to Germany. Two years ago, he took a group to London, Paris and Munich. At some point in the not-too-distant future, Gallo is hoping to take a group to his favorite place, Italy, where he anticipates introducing his charges to real Italian food. “I love to eat,” he said. “I like for kids to experience the culture, and there’s so much of that culture that is food. I don’t really like foie gras, but when I took the kids to France, I encouraged them to taste it. We had raw clams in Boston and paella in Spain and we’ll have pasta in Italy.” He does draw the line at one delicacy, however. “Dog. In Asia, they’re going to try give you dog. It’s very expensive, so no one’s going to give you dog by mistake.

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Anderson County High School head football coach David Gillum, Andy Long, University of the Cumberlands head football coach John Bland, Cody Headrick and Anderson County athletic director Gary Terry

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school. Both will trade their Maverick uniform for that of the Patriots this fall. “We thought they were going to offer, so Cody and I went up to the university together and decided we wanted to sign,” said Long, who played running back for the Mavericks. He

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plans to study for a career in physical therapy. He is the son of Alicia and Carl Long. “We are really proud of him for getting into Cumberland,” said Alicia. Headrick transferred from Central High School

last year and played center for the Mavericks during this past season. He plans to study for a career in teaching. He is the son of Katrina and Jeff Headrick. “We are so proud of him,” said Jeff. “He came up playing ball in the Halls

community and we are grateful to all the coaches who got him here.” Coach John Bland made the trip from Cumberland to attend the signing. “Both of these young men are quality people,” said Bland. “We like to re-

cruit players who possess character and we’re excited about these two becoming part of our team.” Anderson County coaches said that to the best of their knowledge this was the first double signing in the history of the school.

Atomic swimmers place at meet Members of the Atomic City Aquatic Club competed recently in the Lois Weir Invitational Swim Meet. Pictured are (front) Tanner Alexander (second place 8U), Carly Wrobleski (third place 8U), Mason Fischer (first place 8U), Jake Mason (first place 8U), Colby Maupin (third place, 9-10), Alton Alexander (first place 10U),Vidar Hondorf (second place, 9-10); (middle row) coach Kendahl McMahon, Cameron Holcomb (third place, 11-12); (back row) coaches Breona Moyers, Mike Bowman and Lars Hondorf. Photo submitted

Gibbs wrestlers qualify for state meet Seven members of the Gibbs High wrestling team traveled to Nashville late last week to compete in the individual state tournament. The Gibbs team placed second in the regional tournament, and the top four wrestlers at that tournament qualified for state as individual wrestlers. Representing the Eagles are Angel Leyva (126), Tate Holmes (152), Trey Lawson (182), Andres Leyva (160), Caleb Wood (195), Kreigh McAuley (132) and Joey Smith (113). For seniors Smith, McAuley and Andres Leyva, this is the final high school meet of their careers. Photo by Ruth White

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would present a recommendation at the next board meeting. Commissioner Todd Cook asked if the preliminary budget calls for a rate increase. “It is hard to say with such preliminary numbers, but we factored in no revenue growth,” Smith said.

Cook indicated that he would like to see a budget with no rate increase this year. The board approved sale via auction of surplus equipment, including some trucks, small construction equipment and office furniture. Commissioner Bob Crye pointed out that one

of the vehicles to be auctioned was former HPUD president Marvin Hammond’s company car, a 2011 GMC Yukon. Due to a scheduling conflict, the board voted to move the next board meeting to Monday, March 18, instead of March 11. As part of the board’s decision to have an evening meeting once per quarter, the March 18 board meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

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Celebrations at Northgate By Alvin Nance Northgate Terrace residents like to celebrate as a community. Thanks to city of K nox v ille r e c r e at ion coordinator Debbie Jackson, Nance our KCDC property managers Teresa Lawson and Teri Evans, and many area churches and organizations, I can count on the residents at Northgate Terrace and the Manor at Northgate Terrace to celebrate for almost every holiday and special occasion. Valentine’s Day is no different. On Tuesday, Northgate Terrace hosted a Valentine’s Day Tea in the social hall. Every resident was encouraged to wear pink or red to the party. More than 50 residents attended the event with special Valen-

tine’s Day themed treats. The Valentine’s celebrations don’t stop there! On Feb. 19, women from Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church are coming in to throw an After Valentine’s Day Party for the 40 residents of the Manor at Northgate Terrace. The Manor is an independent living facility on the second and third stories of Northgate Terrace. It provides supportive services to those experiencing problems associated with the aging process. The Cedar Springs volunteers are providing refreshments, bingo – which is always a favorite with our residents – and singing. I have been so appreciate of the outpouring of support from local churches and organizations that the Manor and Northgate Terrace have received in the past few months. Over the Christmas holidays, Washington Pike United Methodist Church

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Anyone who’s driven down Emory Road has seen a pretty ugly sight on the approach to Powell. Sure, construction is underway, but is that a reason for junked cars, boarded-up houses and general rubble? When Commissioner R. Larry Smith held his recent night out, we snapped the pictures above and asked building codes officials about violations. Last week we got a call from Kim Jarnagin, enforcement officer for Powell. Here are her responses: Chimneys: These are on state right-of-way and probably will be knocked down when the Emory Road widening project is complete. Knox County has no jurisdiction on state land. Rubble: Jarnagin promised to “clean it up” if it’s on Knox County right-of-way and will check on the railroad’s right-of-way as well. Boarded windows: Actually, the boards are good,

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Preventing identity theft for seniors By Ruth White At the Heiskell Community Center last week, Brandon McKnight of First Century Bank offered tips to senior adults on protecting themselves from identity theft. To avoid becoming a victim, McKnight encouraged guests to know billing cycles for credit cards and bank statements; carefully review monthly accounts, credit card statements and utility bills; do not leave payment envelopes in your mailbox and, when ordering checks, ask your bank the expected date of delivery. Other tips included never leaving your purse or wallet unattended. It takes a second for someone to walk by and pick up your belongings. When grocery shopping never leave your purse in the basket unattended.

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Kennedys celebrate 50th anniversary Joe and Wanda Russell Kennedy of Powell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a celebration dinner hosted by their children. They were married Feb. 15, 1963. Joe is a drywall finisher. The couple have six children: Janice Starnes, Joanna Davis, Judy Moore, Jeanette Brad-

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Spreading the love at CHS By Libby Morgan A lovely mix of sweet aromas and smiling faces greeted the staff at Central High School during lunch on Valentine’s Day. Central Baptist Church Fountain City’s Faith At Work group offered up lovingly displayed cupcakes and other treats, coffee and punch in support of the school. Elaine Womack, active in the missions team at the church, says, “Our ministry aspires to be a positive force at Central High, showing support and extending love, encouragement and affirmation to the staff and the students.” Members church-wide made the goodies, including hundreds of chocolate covered strawberries made by Karen Clapp.

Former Central High School teachers Judy Webber and Mary Sue Miller present checks to assistant CHS principal Kristen Jenkins with Elaine Womack looking on. Webber, Miller and CHS art teacher Peggy Leland registers for the door prizes, two fresh flower arrangements Womack are members of Faith At Work, a ministry of Central provided by Fountain City Florist and Petree’s. Baptist Church Fountain City, which hosted the Valentine’s Day party for CHS staff. Photo by Libby Morgan “We give the CHS staff a “Our church is also us- strong, who was a long-time back-to-school break, a fall ing this time to present our church member and Sunday Mary Sue Miller, a Faith explained their ministry of soup and salad lunch, these donations of the $500 Anne School teacher, and a $500 At Work member and 37- four events each year since Valentine’s Day treats, and a Armstrong Memorial Schol- donation for Project Graduyear former CHS teacher, 2009. spring picnic. arship in honor of Arm- ation,” said Miller.

Art by the book By Cindy Taylor What are books made of? Artist Bob Meadows can answer that question in a number of different ways. Heading into retirement in 2004, Meadows was looking for a hobby. “I found a class on bookmaking at John C. Campbell Folk School,” said Meadows. “After only one class, I was hooked.” With a major in English and a background in graphic arts, calligraphy and watercolors, Meadows discovered that the art of bookmaking brought all those talents together. He starts with a specific theme, then designs the cover using an acid-free heavy cardboard. Next Meadows creates the front and back from painted or marbled pa-

A unique wine bottle book per, or unusual items like aluminum foil or even sandwich bags. Sometimes an object, such as a piece of jewelry,

will adorn the cover. The interior of the book will contain phrases, poetry or stories relating to the cover. “One of my most unusual books was in the shape of a wine bottle,” said Meadows. “I actually stained the interior pages with red wine.” Once he decides on a text, he chooses a color scheme and the best shape, size and construction to fit the mood of the text. Meadows’ books include a small chair with a cushion that lifts to reveal an accordion book three feet long. One of his most “novel” designs is a miniature house. When you open the front door you find drawers, each concealing a tiny book. His favorite color choices are earth tones, but blues and reds often find their way into his designs. He also teaches bookmaking classes and has won several awards for his artistry. “Books have always

The door to this tiny house opens to reveal matchbook- size reading inside. Photo submitted Bookmaker Bob Meadows holds two of his unique books.

No matter your reading level or preferences, Bob Meadows’ art proves that you been important to me,” said wrinkle to be worked out. My actually can judge a book by Meadows. “Bookmaking and first book art teacher said its cover. teaching keep my mind oc- that when you touch a book Contact Cindy Taylor at News@ cupied. There is always a new you touch the universe.”

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Letter to Heiskell and area residents From The Heiskell Community Organization As many of you are aware, last year the very difficult decision was made to outsource the medical and fire protection which the Heiskell Volunteer Fire Department had provided for over 30 years.

years of age is invited to attend. The Center is also open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. for games and crafts for senior citizens. For more information about senior services, call Janice White at 548-0326.

The HVFD was experiencing many growing pains and economic impacts – which we all are facing. An agreement was reached with Rural/Metro to provide these necessary services for the Heiskell Community, and so far, all is going well.

One of our major goals is to seek, find and work toward establishing a stand-alone Heiskell Community Center.

As a result of this action, the HVFD Board of Directors joined with the Board of Directors of the Heiskell Community Center to form a new organization, The Heiskell Community Organization (THCO).

We are currently located in the gym area of the Heiskell United Methodist Church and have run out of room to expand programs. We are looking for property in the Heiskell area that would be around five acres. If you know of any property that might be available for a new Community Center, please give Jim Kirk a call at 947-2982.

This new board will be working to provide services to the community such as senior activities and youth programs, as well as overseeing the contract with Rural/Metro for emergency services for the community. Board co-chairs are Janice White and Steve Rudd. Liz Jett is treasurer and Jacki Kirk is secretary of THCO.

When we have accomplished this goal, we can include additional community services and events. We hope to have the space to accommodate parties of up to 150 people, such as birthday parties, baby showers, wedding receptions, etc. We also hope to have a separate gym for area youth and adults to use for basketball and other athletic events.

The Heiskell Community Center provides an extensive Senior Program, which includes book club, bus trips, games and crafts.

We will be hosting several fundraising events over the next year to raise money for land and for the building, and we would appreciate everyone in the community coming out to support these efforts.

Located at 9420 Heiskell Road, the Center has a monthly seniors meeting on the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and includes an informational speaker with lunch and bingo following. This program is free to area senior citizens (donations accepted) and everyone over 55

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TUESDAY, FEB. 19 Pancake Fest 2013, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., John T. O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Fundraiser includes craft fair, a bake sale and marketing/vendor tables featuring companies that provide services to/for seniors in the community.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20 Seniors Valentine’s Dance, hosted by Third Wednesday Club of Washburn, begins at noon. Bring a covered dish. Behind Washburn School. Info: 201-1102.

THURSDAY, FEB. 21 The Virtual Dementia Tour, 5-7 p.m., Elmcroft of Halls. Participants’ hearing, vision and other senses are distorted to simulate the effects of the disease. Info/to participate: Amanda, 925-2668. Parent Dinner, hosted by Christus Victor Lutheran Early Childhood Development Center, 6 p.m. All parents of tots attending ECDC are invited. Info: 687-8228.

FRIDAY, FEB. 22 6th Grade Regional Science Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tex Turner Arena, LMU campus in Harrogate. Features local county winners. Info: Terry Acuff, 423-626-4677. E-book Help Session – Kindle, 3 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: Reference Department, 215-8700.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, FEB. 22-24 Baseball tournament, open to all: Tball and 6U coach pitch, 8U-14U, and middle school varsity and JV; Halls Community Park. Info: 992-5504 or

SATURDAY, FEB. 23 Kiwanis Club of Northside Knoxville’s

Pancake Jamboree and Bake Sale, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church (Broadway at Emory Place). Proceeds benefit Northside’s Service Fund for community projects, including the Cerebral Palsy Center and the Halls, Fulton and Central High Key Clubs. Family tickets $10, individual $4. Info: 414-6218. Winter Tealight Workshop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with Shelley Mangold, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 near Norris. Registration deadline Feb. 18. Info: 494-9854 or www. Shannondale Elementary Foundation’s “Dancing in the Moonlight!” fundraiser, 6:30 p.m., Beaver Brook Country Club. Tickets: Janie Kaufman, 687-0272; Tracie Sanger, 405-4449; or Shannondale Elementary School office, 689-1465. Saturday Stories and Songs: Emagene Reagan, 10:30 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. Saturday Stories and Songs: Becca Tedesco, 10:30 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 W. Emory Road. Info: 947-6210. The Great Cake Bake, noon-5 p.m., Tennessee Terrace at UT’s Neyland Stadium. Proceeds benefit Imagination Library. Info: Holly Kizer, 215-8784 or “Management Strategies in Equine Health Care,” a conference for horse owners, room A118 at UT Veterinary College on the UT agricultural campus. Registration, 7:30 a.m. Cost: $35 for the first family member, $15 for each additional family member. Register by Feb. 18. Info/registration: 974-7264, continuing_ed or email Benefit yard sale, Central Baptist Church of Fountain City in the parking lot, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY FEB. 23-24 Are we Listening?: “The Diary of Adam and Eve” and “Louder, I Can’t Hear You,” 7:30 p.m. at Jubilee Center, presented by the Powell Playhouse. Info: 9477428, 256-7428. Free “Learn to Row” opportunities, hosted by the Oak Ridge Rowing Association. Sessions: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday; 12:30-2:30 p.m.; 10 a.m.-noon Sunday. Open to the public; no rowing experience necessary; arrive 15-20 minutes prior to session; attend any or all sessions.


deadline Feb. 20. Info: 494-9854 or www.appalachianarts. net. “You Should Write that Down!” Autobiographical/ Family History Writing, 7-8:30 p.m., with Sandra McEntire, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 near Norris. Registration deadline Feb. 20. Info: 4949854 or

TUESDAY, FEB. 26 E-book Help Session – Tablets and Smartphones, 6 p.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 W. Emory Road. Info: Reference Department, 215-8700. Salt(s) of the Earth and Sea cooking class, 6:308:30 p.m., Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Space is limited. Info/reservations: www. or 922-9916.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27 Bits ‘n Pieces Quilt Guild meeting, Norris Community Center. Social time, 1 p.m.; meeting, 1:30. Guests and new members welcome. Info: Cyndi Herrmann, 278-7796, or email Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee will speak, 6:30 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church. Meal served prior to program: $6. Info/reservations: 9221412 or email

THURSDAY, FEB. 28 The ICARe-Union County meeting, 11:30 a.m., Revival Vision Church, 154 Durham Drive. All are welcome. RSVP for lunch: 406-6930. Open Door Book Review, 10 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Charles Maynard, former president of the Friends of the Smokies, will discuss his book, “Blue Ridge, Ancient and Majestic: A Celebration of the World’s Oldest Mountains,” co-authored by Jerry Greer.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MARCH 1-2 Rummage sale, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Pleasant Hill Road off Loyston Road; 10a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Info: 687-8751.


Musician Tommy White will perform 10:30 a.m. at the Luttrell Senior Center. Info: Linda Damewood, 216-1943.

MONDAYS, FEB. 25 TO MARCH 25 Pottery for the Wheel, 9:30 a.m.-noon, with Sandra McEntire, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 near Norris. Registration

Free women’s self-defense class, noon, Overdrive Krav Maga & Fitness, 7631 Clinton Highway. Info: or 362-5562. The Art of Handmade Books, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with Bob Meadows, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 near Norris. Registration deadline Feb. 25. Info: 494-9854 or www.

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KARNS/ OAK RIDGE – Peaceful setting! Convenience of Oak Ridge without the city taxes! All brick, 4BR/2BA rancher features: Detached 1-car garage, attached 1-car carport/patio, workshop. Hdwd floors, split BR plan, LR, DR & den. $184,900 (814726)

HALLS – 2.39 acres. Build your dream home atop prestigious Arlington Ridge. Beautiful mountain Views, underground utilities, close to I-75, shopping/restaurants, natural setting w/common areas & 5-miles of trails. $48,000 (820903)

POWELL – 3BR/2.5BA w/bonus, cul-de-sac lot w/neighborhood pool. Eat-in kit w/island open to LR w/FP, formal DR & office/ den on main. Reduced. $199,900 (830362)

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HALLS – 4BR/3.5BA, custom 1.5-story. Kit lovers dream $40,000 kit features: Cherry cabinets & stainless commercial grade appl. Quartz tops throughout, plantation shutters & maple random width plank flooring. 3BR on main w/4th BR or office up w/full BA & bonus rm. Walk-in stg 24.65x13.6 or finish as additional living space. Reduced. $399,900 (816902)

HALLS – 3BR/2.5BA features: Rec rm down w/stone FP & half BA/laundry rm, LR/DR combo, covered back deck, stg bldg on corner wooded lot. Updates: HVAC 1yr, water heater 1yr, Windows in 2003. $129,900 (801011)


POWELL – This 3BR/2.5BA features: Office or possible 4th BR down w/220 wiring, rec rm & half BA down. Enjoy the outdoors w/lg level backyard, 20x10 covered back deck. Reduced. $134,900 (812732)

HALLS – 3BR/2BA brick rancher on 3.3+ acres w/barn. Features: Formal LR, den off kit, office & utility rm. Barn was formerly used as apartment w/utility rm, hay loft & pull-in bay. Level lot, great location convenient to Emory Rd & I-75. Reduced $219,900 (810044)

HALLS – 2-story, 3BR/2.5BA, w/ bonus features: Granite countertops throughout, lg eat-in kit, formal living rm/office on main, formal dining, fam rm open to kit w/gas FP, lg mstr suite w/dbl vanity, shower & whirlpool tub. Great level corner lot. Reduced. $249,900 (819912)

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HALLS – 2 acre, 3BR/3BA, all brick b-rancher. Room for 5 cars w/2-car gar on main & 1,000 SF gar & wkshp down w/sep driveway in back. New roof & new hdwd floors on main, possible sep living area w/full BA down & stg bldg w/220 wiring. A must See! $269,900 (812789)



Temple hosts district academic and fine arts competition Temple Baptist Academy hosted the annual Tennessee Association of Christian Schools (TACS) district competition Feb. 7 and 8. Students from Temple competed along with students from Tri-Cities Christian School (Blountville), Cedar View Christian School (Kingsport), Calvary Christian School (Kingston), Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy (Oliver Springs) and Christian Academy of the Smokies (Sevierville) in various categories of music, art, photography, speech, drama, science, math, chess, spelling bee, and more.

Phillip Thompson competes in the TACS district competition.

Alex Gann plays piano in the TACS district competition at Temple Baptist Academy. Photos submitted

Mallory Sullivan warms up before playing flute in the TACS district competition. Students placing first or second in their respective categories will go on to compete at the TACS state academic and fine arts competition in Murfreesboro, March 21-22. Top

performers at the state level proceed to the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS) national competition held in Greeneville, SC, at Bob Jones University.

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• Maternity: all seasons • All Things Baby: furniture, equipment, etc. • Toys for infants through teens • Puzzles, books, games • AND MORE!!!

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Temple students Aniko Banfe and Katie Lee.

Temple student Beloved Umwutari. Photos submitted

Enroll now for 2013-2014

Temple Baptist Academy has opened enrollment in kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2013-2014 school year. Temple is adding new students and looking forward to an exciting future. The academy is comprised of Temple Elementary School (kindergarten through 6th grade), Temple Junior High School (7th and 8th grades), and Temple High School (9th through 12th grade). The purpose of Temple Academy is to provide thorough academic instruction from a biblical

worldview, to help students develop socially by teaching patriotism and respect for authority, and to encourage students spiritually by emphasizing one’s personal accountability to God while developing the mind of Christ. Temple Academy makes no distinction in the admission of students based on race, gender, nationality or ethnic origin. To request an admissions packet or schedule a campus visit, call 938-8180.


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Fort Sanders Hip Fracture Center puts it all together again Breaking a hip is one of the most dangerous events for older Americans, affecting some 340,000 people in the United States alone. About 90 percent of hip fracture patients are over the age of 60, and the vast majority are women. Hip fractures can cause serious complications, and 20 percent of patients die within a year of their injuries and half never regain their former level of function, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an effort to improve outcomes, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is introducing a new Hip Fracture Center. The center offers a team approach between doctors, nurses and therapists, so that each patient receives streamlined, coordinated and personalized care for the quickest recovery possible.

“Hip fractures have a very high mortality rate,” says Dr. Paul Yau, an orthopedic surgeon with Fort Sanders. “I think we’re ahead of the curve in terms of avoiding complications, but we’re hoping the Hip Fracture Center helps patients get better and heal more quickly.” A hip fracture is Dr. Paul Yau when the femur (thigh bone) either cracks or breaks near the hip joint. In older patients, especially women, this is often caused by osteoporosis, a condition in which bones thin and become

75-year ‘young’ Knoxvillian good as new At 75, Ronald Wells of North Knoxville still works part time as a subpoena clerk at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, mailing out about 1,000 subpoenas every day. That’s why when he fell and broke his hip in December, Wells was anxious to get back on his feet. “I like to work and stay active; I don’t want to sit at home,” he said. On the afternoon of Dec. 27, Wells was walking up a few steps at a neighbor’s house when he lost his footing. “I fell on my right hip and I heard this big ‘pop,’ ” he said. “I knew exactly what had happened. I attempted to get up, but I couldn’t; it was so painful.” His wife, Elizabeth, drove him to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center’s emergency department. Fort Sanders recently opened a new Hip Fracture Center, which offers a coordinated, team approach to hip fracture care. A number of departments in the hospital have worked together to develop the best protocols for treating hip fractures. The emergency room, X-ray technicians, surgical suites and physical therapy staff are all on the same page about the best way to provide quick and effective care for people with hip fractures. From a patient’s perspective, this means quick and attentive care. “They took me right away to X-ray and told me my diagnosis was correct – I did have a broken hip,” said Wells. The Hip Fracture Center’s goal is to restore as much mobility as possible. For some patients, that means repairing the hip with existing bone. But in Wells’ case, doctors decided a total hip replacement was best. “Dr. (Brian S.) Edkin said, ‘We’ve been looking at your records, and you’re an active person. It’s to your advantage to do a complete hip replacement,’ ” Wells remembered. “I said, ‘Let’s do it.’ And so we did.” Wells had surgery the next morning, and shortly afterward physDr. Brian S. Edkin ical therapists began getting him out of bed. Studies have shown that orthopedic patients have better outcomes and fewer complications if they get out of bed shortly after surgery.

“I had the surgery on Friday, and I got up Saturday morning,” said Wells. “I dreaded that. I didn’t know what to expect.” Using a walker, Wells and a physical therapist began walking down the hall. A friend followed behind pushing a recliner just in case Wells had to sit down. “After a little way, the physical therapist said, ‘You can take the chair back to the room, he’s not going to need it,’ ” remembered Wells, with a laugh. “We went on around the loop and came back. From then on it was easy.” Wells continued to improve rapidly, going home in just a few days. He had three weeks of physical therapy visits at home. “They came to the house three times a week. They were all amazed and said, ‘We cannot believe you’re doing as well as you are,’ ” he said. Pain after surgery has been almost nonexistent. “I did not have any pain,” he said. “They gave me some pain medicine on the day of the surgery. But a couple of days afterward they asked me what my pain level was, and I said I don’t have any pain. I’ve just been amazed.” While Wells is not yet driving or working in his basement workshop, he did return to the Sheriff’s Office just three weeks after surgery. “I’m on my own, going up and down stairs,” he said. “But I’m very careful, I won’t try it without a railing.” On a follow-up visit with Edkin, Wells said the doctor was impressed. “He said, ‘You don’t have a walker? You don’t need that cane unless it’s for security, you’re walking so well.’ So I got rid of the cane except if it’s raining or getting out of car. Other than that, don’t use it.” Wells said he would recommend Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center for anyone facing hip fracture repair. “I am really glad I went to Fort Sanders, I really am. I don’t believe I could have had any better care,” he said. “I highly recommend Dr. Edkin. I just couldn’t have been treated better. Every nurse and therapist was so nice to me. I don’t have any complaints. My care was outstanding.” For information on the Hip Fracture Center at Fort Sanders, call 865-541-1226.

more brittle. A fall or even just the stress of walking can cause them to crack. Recovery from a hip fracture involves surgery to install pins or screws, or perhaps replace the hip joint, and months of physical therapy. This can be difficult on patients who may have other health problems as well. “Hip fractures often happen in people who have a lot of other conditions like diabetes, congestive heart failure, osteoporosis, poor kidney function or a certain level of decomposition in their overall health,” explains Dr. Yau. “A hip fracture is often a symptom of other things going on.” Multiple specialties at Fort Sanders come together at the Hip Fracture Center. “A hip fracture patient might see 12 to 18 different specialists, managing their

diabetes, heart conditions and the fracture,” says Dr. Yau. At Fort Sanders, these specialists all talk to each other regularly, and have a set plan of how to run tests and therapies that work most efficiently together. “It’s just full speed ahead from all angles,” says Dr. Brian Edkin, another orthopedic surgeon at Fort Sanders. “From the emergency room to the radiologists, surgeons and physical therapists, everyone understands the goal and how to get there. One person isn’t going to hinder another.” “The patient might not notice, but at the end of the hospital stay, you should see less waiting time and better outcomes with the new Hip Fracture Center at Fort Sanders,” explains Dr. Edkin.

Hip Fracture Center strategies: ■ In the Emergency Department, suspected hip fracture patients will be fasttracked to radiology for X-rays without waiting. ■ As soon as a hip fracture patient enters the Emergency Department, a social worker begins looking for a rehabilitation facility for that patient’s discharge, a process that can take several days. This means once the patient is ready, the facility is ready as well. ■ Once diagnosed, hip fracture patients have priority for operating room space so that surgery can be done as soon as possible. Most have surgery within four hours of admission. ■ Surgeons use the latest techniques to restore weight-bearing ability on the joint. ■ Physicians co-manage each patient’s needs, to get each person up and moving as quickly as possible to reduce complications. ■ Patients stay in a dedicated Hip Fracture unit, staffed by nurses who specialize in orthopedics. ■ A dietician evaluates each patient, because osteoporosis can be made worse with poor nutrition. ■ Hospital staff follows up with nursing home doctors to provide a continuity of care.

Hip fractures: Who’s at risk? ■ People over the age of 60 have more than 90 percent of all hip fractures. ■ Women, because they lose bone density more quickly than men, are at a much higher risk of hip fracture. ■ Underlying medical conditions such as osteoporosis or endocrine disorders increase the risk of hip fracture. ■ Medications like prednisone can weaken bones and increase the risk of hip fracture. ■ Malnutrition, specifically a lack of calcium and vitamin D, can increase the risk of fractures later in life. ■ Physical inactivity makes bones weaker. Weight-bearing exercise like walking can increase bone strength. ■ Tobacco and alcohol use can weaken bones and increase the risk of fractures.

LET US FIX YOUR FRACTURED HIP! We know that quicker surgical intervention results in better outcomes, fewer complications and a shorter hospital stay. The Hip Fracture Center at Fort Sanders Regional’s approach incorporates national “best practice” guidelines AND our team of experts to treat your broken hip and get you back on your feet. For more details about the Hip Fracture Center at Fort Sanders Regional, please call (865) 673-FORT (3678).




Dry Creek Farm Located in Heiskell is a barn on Gamble Drive that is at least 158 years old but may be as old as 238.

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The barn on Gamble Drive in Heiskell

Kathryn Woycik Luther “Luke” Henley wrote to ask if he could share his story. His parents purchased the land in 1955. The barn was 100 to 150 years old. Henley was one of seven children. When he grew up on the farm, the barn was used for cattle. His dad worked at the Heiskell post office. After retiring, he used part of the barn for working with and tuning pianos. The barn later housed ponies for the grandkids to ride. Henley took over the farm in 1988 and built his retirement home. He replaced the barn’s old and rusty metal roof. He had his own roof contracting business, so the exchange was easy.

Looking inside the barn you can see lower part which is the original hand-hewn chestnut. Photos by K. Woycik

“I call it a $10 barn with a $100 roof,” Luke said. An additional six-stall horse barn was added in 2002 to accommodate a few horses from Monroe County. Henley’s son Mark and neighbor Joe Goosie also keep horses there. Both have brought their expertise to the farm. Henley has three children, nine grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, along with three siblings and a dozen or so nieces and nephews. Such a large family has created many tales.

One funny story happened in 1950, when Luke’s 8-year-old nephew, Chuck Whitley, was riding one of the ponies. He was the 4th or 5th rider that particular day. The pony decided it had had enough and ran toward the barn, which had a small hole in the side that was barely large enough for the pony to go through. Chuck realized where they were headed but was too afraid to jump off. He ducked as low as he could. Surprisingly, he stayed on the pony and made it through the hole. Chuck’s grandfather and Henley’s dad rushed down to check on him. When asked if he

Big whoop What kinds of wildlife do you see when you look out your window? Mostly birds and squirrels, right? Maybe a possum or raccoon at night. Some folks in a Miami suburb recently looked out their windows and saw a whooping crane. The bird was limping, obviously injured. A local wildlife team captured her, and a veterinary team from Disney World – yes, Disney World – in Orlando quickly assessed her injuries and performed surgery, amputating the middle toe on the right foot. In costumes. No, not Goofy or The Little Mermaid. Crane costumes.

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Whooping crane

And they didn’t use their voices during treatment, either, because a wild crane shouldn’t get used to the sound of talking humans. There are a whole lot of good people working hard and going to great lengths to save these majestic birds,

which were on the verge of extinction in 1940. Now, after many decades of conservation efforts, the Eastern Migratory Population numbers 111. Tom MacKenzie, spokesperson for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, says that

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to the company of other cranes, and is doing fine on her own as well as with the group. And the loss of the toe doesn’t seem to bother her at all.” The whole process – capture, surgery, release – took exactly two weeks. “The longer you hold a bird, the tamer it becomes,” says Billy Brooks, whooping crane coordinator for the USFWS for the Eastern Migratory Population. “Because of the efforts of Dr. Scott Terrell, DVM, at Disney, and that of the capture team, we were able to get this bird healthy and back out into the wild.” And that calls for a big whoop!

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ley, who was good friends with President George Washington and served as an information officer. In 1793, he moved to Knoxville and worked for the war department. The city of Knoxville named Henley Street and later, the bridge that crosses the Tennessee River on Henley Street, in Col. Henley’s honor. Col. Henley was also friends with President Washington’s secretary of war, Henry Knox, for whom the city of Knoxville was named. Anyone wanting to share the age, history or story of their barn can contact me at woycikK@

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BMW 330cic conv. 2005, 75K mi, dark blue, immac cond., $15,000. 865-680-2656 ***Web ID# 205458***

265 Domestic

265 Domestic


RAY VARNER FORDXLT LLC ’07 Ford Explorer 4x4 16K miles, Extra c lean ............................. 592090MASTER Ad Size 3 x 4 $25,930 4c N TFN <ec> ’05 Nissan Frontier King CAB 2wd 32K miles ..................................................


’05 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate, 4x4, Loaded, 24KSAVE $$$ SPECIALS OF THE WEEK!


FRED'S LAWN CARE Seeding, aerating, trimming, etc. Minor mower repairs. Reasonable, great refs! 679-1161 

Painting / Wallpaper 344 Powell's Painting & Remodeling - Residential & Commercial. Free Estimates. 865^ 771-0609




'13 Ford Focus SE, 5-dr hatchback, auto, over 30mpg! R1360 .........$17,880 miles.................. '10 Ford Fusion Hybrid, 4-dr, auto, over 40mpg! R1292 ............... $16,500 ’06 Ford Escape 4x4, 15K miles.................................................................. '12 Ford Flex LTD, 1 owner, SAVE $$$!!! R1318 .................................... $27,500 $17,436 '10 Lincoln MKX, loaded, roof, nav, 20" wheels R1357 ...................... $27,900

BREEDEN'S TREE SERVICE Over 30 yrs. experience! Trimming, removal, stump grinding, brush chipper,

Price includes $399 dock fee. Plus tax, tag & title WAC. Dealer retains all rebates. Restrictions may apply. See dealer for details. Prices good through next week.

aerial bucket truck. Licensed & insured. Free estimates!


Ray Varner

Travis Varner

Dan Varner

2026 N. Charles Seivers Blvd. • Clinton, TN 37716

457-0704 or 1-800-579-4561


Pressure Washing 350 PRESSURE WASHING - Driveways, Houses, Decks, Fences. Residential & Commercial. Call 865-771-0609.


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Kenton Page, DPh Since 1976 Including Veterinary Compounding

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Offering vitamins, herbs, homeopathic supplements

Merle Norman and Facial Spa of Fountain City 4938 N. Broadway 687-6631 Mon-Fri 10 to 6 PM Sat 10 to 4 PM


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TOUCHFREE AUTOMATIC MACHINE • QUICK WASH $3 REGULAR WASH $5 • SUPER WASH $7 DELUXE WASH $9 New Air Freshener Scent 5622 N. Broadway • 357-5599 “Cherry Kiss” Half mile north of Ftn. City Lake Just We take credit cards in all bays,

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Hibachi & Chinese Restaurant

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5210 N. Broadway St., Knoxville, TN 37918 No Checks

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