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By Libby Morgan Knox County Schools finally has the money to get 10 Shannondale Elementary School teachers and their classes out of the aged portables and into real classrooms, according to Doug Dillingham, the Dillingham school system’s facilities and construction supervisor. “Through excess tax collection, we were able to get $14 million to improve and expand Shannondale,” says Dillingham. “We are on the April 8 and 10 agendas to present the plan to the school board for final approval, the bidding is planned for June, and the construction contract should be finalized by the beginning of the school year.” Dillingham, architect David Collins and principal Jack Nealy spoke at last week’s PTO meeting and unveiled an unofficial version of the plan, showing 16 new classrooms, student and teacher restrooms added Collins to the back of the school, and a large media center (aka school library) on the north side. A bump-out to expand the cafeteria is planned on the lower level at the front.

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B&P to meet The Halls B&P will meet at noon Tuesday, March 19, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Bob Wilson of Moxley Carmichael will speak about social media for businesses. Lunch is $10. The B&P will hold its annual prayer breakfast 7:30 a.m. Good Friday (March 29). Knox County Clerk Foster Arnett will speak. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Shopper-News office (922-4136) or at The UPS Store in Halls (922-3946).

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Sixteen classrooms, an expanded cafeteria and a possible new media center will allow Shannondale to catch up to, and even get ahead of, the school’s growth. school, and (Jack) Nealy, our great new principal, has fit right in to pull us together. The PTO and our three-year-old Foundation work in tandem to bring in unbelievable financial support, which is enhancing our technology. “I just can’t say enough about how exciting our future is at Shannondale.”

“We’ll have to put up with some noise and maybe some dust, but disruption will be minimal,” said Nealy. School bookkeeper, former Halls math teacher and mother of a 5th grader at Shannondale Jane Williford said, “I am really excited about the addition to our school. This is truly a community

No rate increase at HPUD, public meeting set Bob Crye and Todd Cook had requested a hard look at the upcoming budget, so all should be pleased. A recent bond refinancing enabled savings that made an increase unnecessary, Cardwell said. Julian said a small increase was scheduled, but “a lot of work by a lot of people” made it possible to hold the rates steady. And Crye called it “a great first step” in the board’s se arch to contain costs.

By Sandra Clark The Hallsdale Powell Utility District (HPUD) management has prepared a budget that does not require a rate increase. General manager Darren Cardwell and financial officer James Smith will present the budget to the board of commissioners at an evening meeting, Monday, March 18, at 6 p.m. at the headquarters on Cunningham Road. Commissioners Kevin Julian,

most $2 million currently budgeted for school security). And we’ve not mentioned increases in fixed costs or possible Applying schools had to show raises for staff and teachers. Let’s not disappoint those buy-in from the faculty, and Karns High has taken it a step further by schools that filed applications for technology. Arguably, it’s the most soliciting community support. Superintendent Dr. Jim Mc- important initiative this year. Intyre will recommend an extended contract for teachers in the schools Budget forum McIntyre was at Fulton High selected, adding 11 days for training School last week, seeking input on around the new technology. It’s impossible to estimate the the budget. His draft will go to the cost before the schools are select- school board March 18, a second ed. Factors include school size and community forum will occur March available Internet infrastructure. 21 and the board will vote April 9. Kathy Duggan, principal at AdriHigh schools will cost more than elementary; federal subsidies are an Burnett, voiced support for inbased on the number of kids on free creased wages for support staff. McIntyre said those who work in or reduced-price lunches. But $3-plus million is a good the schools and see what outstandguess for one-to-one technology; ing educators do every day should and the superintendent already has talk with the mayor and commisestimated $2 million for 58 school sioners because “ultimately they resource officers (on top of the al- control the purse strings.”

Schools compete for technology year’s budget is expected to include By Sandra Clark Shall we spend $3-plus million a request for one-to-one technology for school security or $3-plus mil- in 10 pilot schools. Dr. Elizabeth Alves, assistant lion for school technology? Can we superintendent for curriculum and do both? Does anybody care? instruction, said schools were asked to apply for the first-year program. “The applications are due Monday (March 11) and we’ll screen them Commissioners can’t jump too next week. We may invite represenfast onto the “armed guard in every tative groups to present (their plans school” bandwagon, but you hear for the technology). “This has generated excitement nary a peep when talking about one-to-one technology. Which are within schools.” At the 10 schools selected, Alves you most likely to see at the better private schools – an armed guard anticipates a laptop or tablet for or top-of-the-line technology? You every student in grades 6-12, and six units per class in grades K-3. In know the answer. It’s technology. Last year’s budget (for which no grades 4-5, she’s looking at a laptop commissioner moved approval) in- cart which would be shared by a cluded a five-year plan for technol- team of teachers for specific projogy upgrades in every school. This ects.


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“The media center and an elevator are “additional work to be proposed.” A new media center will free up two more classrooms that are now being used for that purpose. “Construction costs could be afNealy fected by unforeseen factors, such as when Hurricane Katrina drove prices up, but hopefully we will have a good bid environment and the prices will allow our additional proposals,” said Dillingham. “The number of students in the Shannondale school zone keeps growing. This expansion will relieve the situation now and prepare for more students in the near future.” Collins, who grew up in Fountain City, said, “The additions are planned to avoid disrupting ongoing classes. The position of the new construction is on empty space, and the existing classrooms will not be affected. “We have an aggressive time schedule. We plan to get this built in a year,” he said. Nealy opened his comments addressing safety during construction. “I’m going to know everyone who is working at our school. Every contractor is required to provide us with a list of every employee that will be on site, and every one of them will have a background check.

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Tennova Healthcare has received approval to build a diagnostic heart catheterization program at Tennova North. The Certificate of Need received unanimous approval by the Tennessee Health Services Development Agency in Nashville. Heart catheterization has become a standard care for patients with heart blockages. The procedure is done to get information about the heart and its vessels. It may also be done to treat certain types of heart conditions, or to find out if a patient needs heart surgery. Catheterizations in will be performed by members of East Tennessee Heart Consultants. Construction is anticipated to be completed by this summer.

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Larry Joe Mynatt, age 67, of Powell, passed away March 7. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Powell. Mr. Mynatt was a retired teacher and coach of Knox County Schools, including more than 25 years Mynatt at Halls High School, his alma mater. Preceded in death by his parents, Carl Eugene and Ruth Mynatt; sister, Peggy Wilson. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary Ann Mynatt; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Kristin Mynatt and Todd and Marilyn Mynatt; grandchildren, Tyler, James, Amaris and Matthew. The funeral was held March 10 at Mynatt’s Funeral Home Halls Chapel. Memorials can be made to the Missions Department of First Baptist Church of Powell, 7706 Ewing Road, Powell, TN 37849.

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Halls grad releases first novel Call it fate, call it what you will, but there never was much doubt that Beverly “Belle” Blackburn was going to write a book.

Jake Mabe MY TWO CENTS One of her English teachers at Halls High, Elizabeth Blynton, even wrote in Blackburn’s annual: “I’ll be looking for your first novel.” If you’re out there, Ms. Blynton, that novel is here. Set in Civil War-era Nashville, “The Doctor’s Daughter: Journey to Justice” is the story of a woman who sets out to prove that her father’s suicide was a good, old-fashioned murder.

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And Blackburn creatively uses a teaser technique straight out of “Columbo.” The prologue is an imagined newspaper snippet from what was then called the Nashville Republican Banner. It describes the suicide, as supposedly witnessed by James Rayburn and his wife, adding that Brian Seaver then stumbles outside to die in his daughter Kate’s arms. Off it goes from there. The book is filled with humor (one man pops up at his own funeral), colorful characters and local history. Although Blackburn says she didn’t want to load up the novel with history, her story includes a few real people, much about antebellum medicine and even the timeline’s corresponding phases of the moon. She used eyewitness accounts to help describe the military occupation of Nashville, adding that she doesn’t think most people realize the huge role that Tennessee played during the war. Other real characters include former Tennessee governor and future president Andrew Johnson, and Dr. John Edgar, a charismatic minister that Blackburn says was “the Brad Pitt of his day. “All the women wanted him and all the men wanted to be like him.” And she admits that some of the characters are inspired by people she’s met. But she’s not telling who’s who. She

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also includes a few actual blurbs from the Nashville Banner along the way. Blackburn, who graduated from Halls High in 1974, says “writing was something I had planned to do my whole life.” But, she moved to Middle Tennessee in 1975, earned an accounting degree, got married and raised a family. “But my husband encouraged me. He kept saying, ‘you’ve got to write, you’ve got to write.’” The impetus for the novel came from a conversation between Blackburn and her husband in the 1980s about suicide and murder during the 1860s and what methods might have been available to tell the difference if it wasn’t obvious. “So the story percolated in the back of my mind.” The book took nine months to write. She tried to find a publisher, got tired of hearing “we really like it, but we can’t sell it,” and decided to self-publish. She says the writing was the fun part. Marketing it, though, isn’t exactly her bag. “I thought I’d put it out there and see what happens. The reviews have been very kind.” Blackburn’s roots stretch into Dandridge and Campbell County. She grew up in Inskip and attended Central High before coming to Halls in 1971. Her parents died shortly after she left for Nashville, but her daughter now attends UT and goes to church not too far from where Blackburn grew up.

“It’s like we’ve come full circle.” “The Doctor’s Daughter: Journey to Justice” is available for $2.99 digital download and for $19.99 (paperback) at Read Jake Mabe’s full review of the book at his daily blog, jakemabe.blogspot. com. ■

HHS drama to present ‘Puss in Boots’

Nita Buell Black reports that Halls High drama students under the direction of Kim Hurst will present “Puss in Boots” April 11 and April 13 at the Powell Playhouse. “This play promises to be one of the highlights of the presentations of the Playhouse,” Black says. “You will want to bring your children and grandchildren and see the play yourself!” The play is adapted by renowned playwright Max Bush. “The plot deals with the question of “can a poor miller’s son with nothing on his mind except his next meal win a fortune, a title and the hand of a beautiful princess? “With the help of a bold, enterprising cat, a pair of boots and a clever, imaginative playwright, the answer is yes! Funny and fast-paced, this ‘Puss in Boots’ remains faithful to the qualities that have made the fable popular over many generations - an inventive wit and a sense of the magical possibilities of

the relationships between humans and beasts.” A buffet dinner (menu to be published later) will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11, with the play to follow at 7:30. Advance tickets must be purchased by April 8 for the dinner and play. Cost is $25 per person; send a check payable to Powell Playhouse, P.O. Box 205, Powell, TN 37849. Call Mona at 947-7428 for reservations. Tickets for the play only are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Tickets for the 3 p.m. matinee Saturday, April 13, and the 7:30 p.m. performance will be sold at the door. Groups may reserve seating through Mona at 9477428. No advance tickets will be sold for the Saturday performances. The matinee is $5 for both seniors and children under 12; adult tickets are $10. ■

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Halls and Fountain City Girl Scouts are delivering cookies and hosting storefront cookie booths through March 24. Cost for each box is $3.50; eight flavors are available. All profits stay within the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians to benefit local girls. Stores allowing booth sales at various times during the day include Food City stores on North Broadway and Maynardville Pike, the Halls Kmart and the Halls Walgreens. To find booth specific booth times and locations, visit The website also allows you to reserve cookies without having to find a booth. Some troops will be accepting credit cards at the booths. ■

Fontinalis to meet Thursday

Fontinalis Club will meet on Thursday, March 14, at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City, 5364 N. Broadway. Board Meeting is at 9:30 a.m., coffee hour begins at 10 and the general meeting begins at 10:30. Officers will be elected and the Honor Awards Committee will present a list of candidates and hold a vote for a special award.

An open letter to Officer Lyon By Libby Morgan To Officer Keith Lyon: Not enough people took advantage of hearing the valuable information you presented at the Tatewood Neighborhood Watch meeting last week. The few of us who did, though, were impressed with your genuine concern and your ready advice. I guess I expected an overworked cop, late in the day, forced to do a boring job listening to the same old questions and giving the same old tired answers concerning the same old petty crimes you see constantly. Lyon Au contraire – you engaged the 20-or-so of us, listening patiently to each concern in turn, giving nary a hint of a yawn in your spiffy uniform with your friendly and professional demeanor. It’s no wonder your department chose you for this position. I will recommend to anyone who ever mentions a concern about theft or scams in their neighborhood to take your advice to heart: You told us our neighborhood group is ours. It’s up to us to communicate with each other. You congratulated us for getting our group together so quickly. (Sadly, we were motivated by some thievery done to a new resident, two back-to-back bold break-ins that happened, thankfully, when the young couple wasn’t home. But I like to think a big part of that motivation came from a desire of our neighbors wanting to connect, to meet each other, to know with whom we are sharing our community.) You said if something doesn’t look right, it probably isn’t. You told us an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, relating that statement to stories about reporting suspicious activity, even if it turns out we are mistaken. You said we will never know if our actions prevented a crime. You encouraged us to call the non-emergency police number, 215-4010, or 911 with any concerns or suspicions. You even said that if we can’t decide if our situation warrants a call to 911, then go ahead and use the emergency number. You assured us that if we have a valid concern, we won’t get in trouble for using 911. A tip none of us knew was that we can text 911, too. Yet another clever tip you shared was letting us know how sensitive the microphones on your end can be, and told us how, in certain instances, we could dial 911 and lay down the phone, giving the emergency call room an open listening device without tipping off a culprit in the act of a crime. You told us to be especially suspicious if a person comes knocking on our door and asks for someone by name, and you don’t have anyone by that name; it is a ruse, simply to ascertain whether the house is empty and ripe for burglary. We were all very glad to have you as a new friend, Officer Lyon, and we thank you for the nifty Neighborhood Watch signs. We will display them, and we will remember your advice. Yours, Tatewood Neighbors

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government The closing of Fort Kid Fort Kid looks destined to close but the actual date is uncertain. Twenty-two years ago from April 3-7, 1991, the Fort was constructed with over 12,000 pennies collected from Knox County children and manual labor contributed by hundreds of citizens continuously over a 5-day period. Those children are now in their late twenties or early thirties. Led by West Knoxville civic activist Beth Waters, it was a Herculean effort to celebrate the city’s Bicentennial with a lasting legacy. And it has lasted almost 22 years. However, city spokesperson Jesse Mayshark says that “The playground at Fort Kid is being phased out, with the aim of turning that property into public green space. As pieces of equipment become unsafe, they are being removed and decommissioned.” Money has not yet been made available to do this.” The co-ordinating committee which led the effort was composed of Waters plus Bruce Bosse, Wes Stowers, Karen Robinson, Randy Massey and Nancy Prosser. Helping in the campaign was the finance chair, Bill Haslam, then a young Knoxville businessman, along with Larry Martin, who then led First Tennessee Bank which collected all the pennies. Fort Kid is located across from the Knoxville Museum of Art near the Victorian Houses at the World’s Fair Park. When I dropped by to visit, most of the playground equipment was still there. While it was showing age, there was no notice that the equipment is unsafe or that it was not open for people to use. The plaque identifying the various groups who gave to its creation is still there. The Public Building Authority does the dayto-day maintenance, but it is owned by the city. Apparently there has not been a meeting with the public to determine how to

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handle Fort Kid. Since it was created by private efforts and labor, it seems logical to consult with those who placed it there 22 years ago and determine the best way forward. Beth Waters handles a maintenance fund for Fort Kid, created in 1991, which has grown considerably over the past two decades, which could be used for the Fort. ■ State Rep. Ryan Haynes is hosting a fundraiser for state Sen. Jim Tracy who is running against embattled incumbent Republican Scott DesJarlais in the 4th congressional district. The event will be at the home of Wes Stowers on Inlet Drive in West Knox County on March 28. ■ Allen Borden, former Director of Economic Development for Knoxville in the first part of the Ashe Administration is now assistant commissioner of Economic and Community Development for the Haslam Administration in Nashville. ■ Brooks Brothers Store at West Town Mall will close after its last day on March 25 as its space is being leased to another tenant. There are no plans to open another Brooks Brothers store in Knoxville. ■ TVA will argue Tuesday, March 12, in federal court before Judge Tena Campbell to have the current lawsuit challenging TVA’s dress code dismissed. Hearing is at 4 p.m. at the Howard Baker Federal Building and is open to the public. One would think TVA would have better issues to spend money on than how people dress at its public hearings. Of all the issues facing TVA, this would seem to be among the most insignificant.

NOTES ■ Trustee John Duncan will speak to the Halls Republican Club 7-8 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the club’s new meeting place: the Boys and Girls Club, 1819 Dry Gap Pike. ■ Charme Knight, candidate for District Attorney General, will speak to the Powell Republican Club 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Shoney’s on Emory Road at I-75. ■ Lincoln Day Dinner will be 6 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Rothchild’s, 8807 Kingston Pike. Tickets are $30 and the speaker is former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul. Info: 689-4671.


The best day of his life Sam Hardman is wise, even for his 94 years, and although his body is wearing out, his mind is as sharp as ever and his spirit is indomitable. Nicknamed “Uncle Sam” by his Halls nephew David Sharp, Hardman was honored last week by HonorAir and Woodmen of the World at the Ben Atchley Veterans’ Home where he is mending following hospitalization. HonorAir named its student ambassador program for Hardman, and Woodmen of the World donated $1,200 to fund two student ambassadors. Gene Bayless, Halls guy and retired brigadier general with the Tennessee Army National Guard, stayed for lunch with his old friend. “This is the best day of my life,” said Hardman with a twinkle, “until tomorrow.”

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Eddie Mannis, Knoxville’s deputy mayor and founder of the local HonorAir, saluted Hardman: “We could not think of anyone more deserving of this honor.” HonorAir takes veterans of World War II and Korea to Washington, D.C., to visit memorials built to honor their sacrifice. Each veteran is accompanied by a guardian. In October 2010, Mannis invited two students to serve as guardians. Since then, 15 students have served. It’s a life-changing experience for the kids.

‘Campfield gives me hope’ Last week’s meeting of the Boyd Cloud Democratic Club was proof that there’s no truth to the rumor that Knox County Democrats hold their meetings in a phone booth. The Democrats got booted out of their usual meeting room at Shoney’s by a bunch of bass fishermen, so they crowded into a small back dining hall and just kept coming. Late arrivals pulled up chairs outside

Betty Bean the folding room divider, and by the time Tennessee Democratic party chair Roy Herron got started with his speech, it was standing room only all the way back to the salad bar. Some 70 Democrats, in-

As “Uncle Sam” said last week: “Freedom is not free. Every generation has to do its part.” He said he was inspired by recent Halls High School graduate Tucker Hunley. “I sent him $50 when he graduated from high school because he was also an Eagle Scout, and he sent the check back with a note saying to donate it to HonorAir. I forwarded it right on to Eddie,” Hardman said. That donation helped launch the student ambassadorship program. Hardman went to Washington on HonorAir’s second trip. He said, “Eddie and I just hit it off.” Since then he’s become a champion for the program. He said he entered the Army “as a buck and came out as a technical sergeant.” His office experience kept him behind the lines, and he

has lived in Halls since returning home. There’s no better tribute to Sam’s optimism and vision than to send a kid to Washington with an aging veteran. Info: 859-9279 or HonorAir, c/o Prestige Cleaners, 7536 Taggart Lane, Knoxville 37938.

cluding elected officials, former candidates and high rollers like former state party chair Doug Horne and LaFollette lawyer David Dunaway turned out early on a cold Saturday morning to hear Herron lay down some smack talk. And Herron – lawyer, preacher and former state senator from Ned McWherter’s hometown of Dresden – called on all of those vocations when he delivered a “Why I am a Democrat” message that left the faithful pumped up and hopeful. The speech is pretty much a distillation of the guest column that’s run in the state’s largest daily newspapers in recent weeks, with the addition of an applause line

that came when he ment ione d a name that he hopes will inspire Democrat s to write checks and knock on Herron doors: “Stacey Campfield gives me hope every day.” He didn’t seem to be more than halfway kidding when he said he bases that hope on Campfield’s reputation as a tireless campaigner. That’s a game that Democrats can play, he said. “If the good folks of Knox County will elect him because he works hard, Democrats can be elected.”

Educators can’t ignore politics By Betty Bean The four scholars on the Graduate School of Education panel on charter schools and vouchers that met in the Relix Theatre last week really tried to stay out of the political realm, but current events like the bill flying through the General Assembly creating a nine-member board appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam and Speakers Ron Ramsey and Beth Harwell to be the final decider of appeals of charter school denials were impossible to ignore. (Repeat – a board appointed by Nashville politicians is going to have the authority to override the decisions of local school boards – no appeals and no new money.) The panel – Dr. Cara Moore, Dr. Scott Ellison, Dr. Autumn Tooms Cypres and Dr. Richard Allington – all made thought-provoking points. But Allington was especially pointed in his criticism of political interference in education and his suggestions for less political and

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less costly solutions to societal problems. A llington (who has been Fien Dist ing uished Professor of Allington Educ at ion at the University of Florida; chair of the Department of Reading at the University at Albany, SUNY; past president of three national organizations; principal investigator on research projects funded by three federal agencies; and author of more than 150 articles and several books) called the notion that American schools are falling behind competitors in other places “the big myth that’s been perpetuated by corporate egos.” Allington said American schools take all students, including those with disabilities and those who will move into vocational fields, unlike schools in many other coun-

tries with which they are compared. “American schools have made more progress with fourth grade reading than any other nation in the world – moved up a half dozen spots. The comparisons are just not accurate – we attempt to educate everyone.” He acknowledged the gap between rich and poor as the most reliable predictor of academic success, and said that gap is growing despite vast sums of money having been spent on efforts to close it. He predicted that Race to the Top is unlikely to be any more successful. “We’ve had more federal interference in education than at any time in history.” He drew applause when he wondered why Tennessee teachers using mandated programs and not getting good evaluations aren’t suing. Then he cited the biggest problem schools face and suggested a strategy that is simple, relatively inexpensive and proven.

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“High poverty schools generally have as much reading and math growth during the school year as other schools… but what happens is summer reading and math loss,” he said. “Poor kids lose two or three months reading growth while middle-class kids gain about a month in the summer – some more than that. Poor kids don’t read in the summer because they don’t own any books. Parents don’t have any money to buy books and available libraries are less likely to be child friendly.” The solution, he said, is giving elementary school students 12-15 free books at the end of the school year. The most troubling part of this research, he said, was facing the little kids in the control group who didn’t get books and wanted to know why. “I had to tell them it was George Bush’s fault,” he said. (Note: This was a joke.) Three years of distributing summer books largely eliminated the summer reading gap for a fraction of the cost of establishing a charter school.

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An architect’s architect HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin Labor Day, 1940. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had just begun his campaign for a third term. The President and his entourage were proceeding down Henley Street en route to Newfound Gap to dedicate the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As they passed the Church Street United Methodist Church, the president remarked, “That is the most beautiful church I have ever seen.” Built in 1930, the church was designed by Charles I. Barber (1887-1962) in cooperation with John Russell Pope of New York in Gothic Revival style to emulate the early Gothic style of Durham Cathedral. Barber’s genius for design was stimulated early when he spent many hours visiting his father’s Gay Street firm, probably the largest in the state at the time. In 1900, George F. Barber (1854-1915) employed 30 drafters and 20 secretaries as he sold about 1,000 mail-order house plans a month, an estimated 20,000 between 1888 and 1913. Almost 50 George Barber homes are listed individually on the National Register of Historic Places in several states from New York to Washington. Charles Irving Barber was born on Oct. 25, 1887, in DeKalb, Ill. and his family moved to Knoxville the following year. Charles’ early education was completed at the Baker-Himel Preparatory School (1889-1913) on Highland Avenue near the University of Tennessee. Along with the sons of many of Knoxville’s most prominent families, he studied classic Latin and Greek as well as English and math. The school had such a stellar reputation that

Charles I. Barber (1887-1962). Following in his father’s footsteps, Charles I. Barber made a significant contribution to Knoxville’s architectural beauty. Photo courtesy of BarberMcMurry architects

students were admitted to UT, the University of Virginia, Harvard and Yale without further examination. He attended UT briefly but then spent three months in Europe in 1907, mainly in Italy. The voyage had a dual purpose, to expand his artistic senses and to send back drawings of significant architecture there. Charles visited the great museums, stayed in elegant hotels, dined at exclusive restaurants and explored Italian villas and formal gardens. He came home with an appreciation for classic architecture that is reflected in some of Knoxville’s most beautiful churches, public buildings, schools and homes. In 1909, Barber enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania and studied under the French-born architect Paul Cret, whose Beaux-Arts style would markedly influence Barber’s early work. In two years Barber received his Certificate of Proficiency in Architecture and returned to Knoxville to begin his first major work, the

Southern States Building for the 1913 National Conservation Exposition. During a brief partnership with Dean Parmelee, the son of his father’s one-time partner, Martin Parmelee, the First Christian Church (1914) was completed. Almost a century later, its presence just north of I-40’s downtown route gives it high visibility and tourists often comment on its classical beauty. It would be the first of some 50 churches Barber would design, including Knoxville’s Second Presbyterian, St. Luke’s Methodist, St. James Episcopal, Graystone Presbyterian, Church of the Ascension, Fountain City United Methodist, Gloria Dei Lutheran and Northside Christian churches. Benjamin McMurry and Charles Barber founded Barber and McMurry in 1915, a partnership that would last until McMurry’s passing in 1969. Barber concentrated on the artistic phases of the business and McMurry on the business itself. Charles’ cousin West Barber later joined the firm and became mainly responsible for interior design and working drawings. Much of the firm’s early work centered on houses built for affluent Knoxvillians on Kingston Pike and nearby. The homes of J. Allen Smith (1915), William Cary Ross (1921) and Alexander Bonnyman (1916) were among the first. One unique project was the totally redesigned 125room Whittle Springs Hotel and Resort (1917-18), built at a cost of $650,000. During the 1920s and 1930s, Barber and McMurry designed many additional homes, including those for Glen Craig (1926), Weston M.

The Barber Residence on Tazewell Pike. From 1926 to 1938, Charles and Marian L. Barber lived in this house in Fountain City. They then moved to Woodson Dr. off of Alcoa Highway. Photo courtesy of the C.M. McClung Historical Collection

Fulton (Westcliff, 1928) and H.M. Goforth (1928). Barber and McMurry homes showcased French and Italianate features, often with the indoors and the outdoors married by French doors opening onto terraces fronting formal gardens and pools. Unlike his father, who was decidedly flexible in his designs, Charles Barber was more likely to charm his clients into accepting his plans than he was to alter them. The firm also designed many of Knoxville’s most notable public buildings, including the showroom for the Candoro Marble Works (1923), the YMCA (1927), the Holston Hills Country Club (1927) and their lone high-rise, the 15-story General Building (1926) on Market Street, where they occupied an office for many years. Several buildings on UT’s “Hill” also show their distinctive style: Hoskins Library, Hesler Hall and Dabney Hall. With the advent of the Tennessee Valley Authority in the 1930s, Barber, sometimes working with other architects, performed some of his most innovative designs. Working with Roland Wank and Louis Grandgent, TVA’s Norris Housing Project was designed and built. He also designed the headquarters for the Great Smoky Moun-

tains National Park (1940) and several buildings on the Arrowmont Campus in Gatlinburg. Long an advocate for city planning, Barber was a member of the Knox County Planning Commission when it was organized in 1940 and remained a member until the Metropolitan Planning Commission was established in 1956. He was also an advocate for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and was active in the GSM Hiking Club with his brother, George F. Barber, Harvey Broome, Carlos Campbell, Guy Frizzell, Dutch Roth, Jim Thompson and others. Not long after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture, Charles Barber and Marian Lawrence were married. She passed away in 1950 and three years later he married a widow, the former Mrs. Blanche McKinney. From 1926 to 1938, the Lincolnesque, lanky, 6 foot, 4 inch architect could frequently be seen on the spacious lawn of his home on Tazewell Pike in the Beverly community with his trusty double-bladed axe pursuing a favorite hobby, clearing trees and brush. About 1938, the Barbers moved to their new home on Woodson Drive off Alcoa Highway, where they

had built a large stone house with a Barber trademark, i.e. a massive chimney conveying an air of permanence. Charles I. Barber had a severe heart attack in 1959 and suffered another two days before he passed away at UT Hospital on June 14, 1962. His services were held in Church Street United Methodist Church, his home church, which was built to his design many years before. He is interred in the family burial plat at Greenwood Cemetery near his beloved first home on Tazewell Pike. Following Charles Barber’s death, Barber and McMurry was reorganized under the leadership of Benjamin McMurry Jr. and in recent times under Robert Parrott and Charles V. Griffin. The firm continues to design many impressive projects, including the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center (1956), Rokeby Condominiums (1976), East Tennessee History Center (1985), John J. Duncan Federal Building (1988), the Knoxville Smokies Baseball Park (2000) and LeConte Medical Center (2010). It now goes by the name BarberMcMurry.


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Does Tennessee football build character? Tennessee football will observe Parents’ Day on Saturday. Mothers, fathers, a few grandmothers and guardians of Volunteers are invited to a barbecue luncheon, a tour of facilities and a scrimmage at Neyland Stadium. The day may shape up much like a recruiting experience: See us. Like us. All join hands. A lot of coaches talk “football family.” I do believe Butch Jones believes it. Butch will undoubtedly provide perspective, telling guests that he is only the very serious caretaker of Tennessee football, responsible for almost everything, but that the game actually belongs to those more heavily invested, the team, old Vols and the thousands of fans who made it what it is. He may mention Tennessee tradition and being proud of the orange. Tra-

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dition and pride are valid sales points. He is confident enough to admit that even the smartest coaches must have players to win. Because he is big on building relationships, Butch will praise the parents for producing stalwart young men, nurturing them and entrusting them to the University of Tennessee. He may repeat at least part of a previous speech: “We will be a champion in everything that we do. That’s not only on the field, but off the field. It starts in the classroom. It includes

graduating with a meaningful degree. It’s being a productive citizen, it’s being active in our community. “That’s what winning is about. I really believe that if you win off the field, you will win on the field. We will be a champion in all we do.” Or, perhaps he will recite the values emphasized in the invitation letter he sent parents: loyalty, commitment, family, honesty, accountability, focus and persistence. “These seven core values can guide your son throughout his entire life and enrich and reward his family life. Players, coaches and staff that live life the right way … and put forth great effort cannot be stopped short of success because they are too invested in making sure they cannot fail.” Jones’ mission of developing boys into men leads

me back to the very old question of whether football builds character or reveals it. The great Vince Lombardi once said football is a lot like real life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. Somebody else, maybe Tom Landry, said much of what he knew about morality and obligations came from football. You can certainly link the tough sport to discipline, the demand for extra effort and rewards for excellence. Football requires we be placed ahead of me. Trophies are modest pay for the proverbial blood, sweat and tears. Some stare down challenges and turn them into building blocks. Some might go as far as saying football provides the

opportunity to become a stronger and better person, even a leader. Those with a colder perspective insist football only reveals character. Winners go right on winning. Those with courage give all they have. Pressure ultimately exposes flaws. Losers get tired and too often fold when the outcome hangs in the balance. The late Darrell Royal put it this way: “Football doesn’t build character but it eliminates the weak ones.” Go another step: It occasionally identifies those who cheat to win. Of course football is imperfect. It looks the other way and permits success to grow into arrogance. Tennessee parents will see and hear what they want. They are counting on Tennessee football to help their sons become what they want to be and get where they want to go. Will it happen? What say you? Marvin West invites reader response. His address is

Trust steadily, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us! But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love. (I Corinthians 13: 12-13 The Message)

A clergy friend of mine is generous enough to share his sermons via e-mail with people who don’t get to hear him preach regularly. He is a fine, thought-provoking preacher, who stirs up questions and occasionally stands clear on the other side of the text and peers back through it until

his listeners can see what he sees: something altogether new. Much like my friend, “The Message” helps us hear (and see) things we may have missed before. I’m quite sure you know the 13th chapter of I Corinthians, frequently called the

Orthodoxy (right belief), generosity to the poor, martyrdom, mountain-moving: Cross Currents none of them means a hill of beans without love, Paul Lynn declares. We are spiritually Hutton and morally bankrupt if we don’t love. And then, hear what “The “Love Chapter.” It is read at Message” does with the next weddings, and occasionally words of Paul. This modern at funerals, but sometimes I rendering of the text dethink it suffers from overuse: scribes love in words we can we cease to hear its mean- understand: ing. We hear the beautiful words, the soaring phrases “Love never gives up. (the apostle Paul was quite Love cares more for a wordsmith!), but we fail to others than for self. appropriate it, to “get it.” Love doesn’t want what Love is a word we throw it doesn’t have. around with ease (e.g., “I Love doesn’t strut, love rutabagas!”), but Paul Doesn’t have a swelled head, ups the ante considerably.

Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always ‘me first,’ Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others. Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the f lowering of truth, Puts up with anything¸ Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end.” It is a tall, tall order. But what a world we could have, if only we could “trust steadily, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly!”

News from SOS For four years Vine Middle has received failing grades in math, reading and language arts on the Tennessee Department of Education Report Card. In late January, Superintendent Jim McIntyre met with about 150 parents, teachers, administrative staff, students, community members, and public officials to discuss the school’s future. Attendees’ comments included: A YWCA worker said more than half the children who participate in YWCA programs have one incarcerated parent. School becomes a lower priority. Historically the neighborhood has been treated as a problem. People there are trying to survive. Most parents can’t be home after school gets out. Children need afterschool programs. Police harass people in the neighborhood during the day and leave them unprotected at night. People want to feel safe and relaxed in their neighborhood, but police make them feel threatened. Children are transferred involuntarily to Vine for behavioral problems. A parent said her son was transferred to Vine from Northwest Middle because he had gotten into trouble at school. A teacher said she was overwhelmed because student needs were beyond her ability to help. School reconstitution has been approved.

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By Cindy Taylor A church singing can be a wonderful time for a community to come together for entertainment and spiritual uplifting. On March 15 Clear Springs Baptist Church will host a singing that could benefit children in Union County for years to come. Jeanne Collins, COO/ Victim Advocate for the Union County Children’s Center, facilitates a fundraiser for Child Abuse Awareness month each year. This year she wanted to do something a bit different, and Sing to Shatter the Silence was born. “We wanted to increase awareness about child abuse in the community,” said Collins. “A singing is a good opportunity to get people together and let them know they can make a difference.” Collins said continued decreases in funding mean the center needs to explore every avenue to get word out about the prevalence of child abuse in our communities and children who are caught in that nightmare. “This singing gives peo-

WORSHIP NOTES Food banks ■ Graveston Baptist Church is giving away free food to needy families in the community on a first come, first served basis 8-10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Graveston Barn, 8319 Clapps Chapel Rd. 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. ■ 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 Harvest Food Ministries to the community. Info and menu: http://bookwalter-umc. org/oneharvest/index.html or 689-3349, 9 a.m.-noon. weekdays. ■ Ridgeview Baptist Church offers a Clothes Closet free of cost for women, men and children in the Red Brick Building, 6125 Lacy Road. Open to the public 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every second Saturday.

Special services ■ North Knoxville SeventhDay Adventist Church, 6530 Fountain City Road, will host a free, one night only dinner and live vegetarian performing arts cooking show with celebrity chef Mark Anthony at 6 p.m. Monday, March 18, in the fellowship hall. Space is limited. To register: 314-8204 or ■ St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway, Knoxville, offers Morning Prayer at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, through March 29. Evening Prayer is offered at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, through March 29. Info: 523-5687 or www.

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Iris Rebecca Blake, 12 days old, claims status as the youngest member of Young at Heart. Mom Gabrielle organizes speakers for the meetings. Photos by Cindy Taylor The Children’s Choir at Clear Springs Baptist Church performs during a worship service. Photo submitted ple the opportunity to make a difference by showing their support while receiving something in return,” she said. “It also gives the center an opportunity to thank them for their help and explain a bit more about what we do.” Clear Springs will host the choir along with the Berry Family and Beech Grove

Singers. Admission is free but there will be an opportunity to make a donation to the Children’s Center. “This has all been put together by Jeanne and the Children’s Center,” said Clear Springs choir director Mike Tipton. “We’re happy to be a part and help any way we can.” Collins thanked both the

church and the volunteer singers. “Everyone is invited for a great night of gospel music and to make a stand that we are not going to tolerate child abuse,” she said. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15. Clear Springs Baptist Church is located at 8518 Thompson School Road.

A helping hand for ‘returning citizens’ By Wendy Smith There are approximately 20,000 inmates in Tennessee state prisons, says Steve Humphreys, executive director of Focus Group Ministries. “Ninety-seven percent of them will get out and come live in your neighborhood. What kind of person do you want to live there?” Those recently released from prison are called “returning citizens,” and many are set up to fail by the sysSteve Humphreys, executive tem. Humphreys told attenddirector of Focus Group Minees at Compassion Coalition’s istries Photo by Wendy Smith quarterly Salt and Light Luncheon about a father who got behind on child support pay- nessee prisoners returning ments while in prison. When to jail within three years. But he was released, his driver’s that’s better than the national license was taken away be- recidivism rate of 75 percent, cause he’d failed to pay child Humphreys said. He is a former CPA who support. Because of that, he wasn’t able to work and pay didn’t feel like he had much in common with inmates until a child support. Such circumstances con- family member was convicted tribute to 65 percent of Ten- of murder. When Humphreys

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March 14th marks the one-year ar anniversary our daughter, Josie, went to Heaven. We have been completely blessed ssed and uplifted by the members of our community, her friends and nd their families, our co-workers, s, our friends and family and the Brickey McCloud staff. We wanted to thank everyone that has prayed for us and continues to lift us up spiritually every day. God gave ve her to us to love, teach and help elp grow. He wanted her back to help us learn how to love, teach and nd grow. Oh, how you are missed, d, Josie, but we know there is a glorious us reunion in Heaven one day. Love, your family! “And now these three remain, Faith, Hope and Love; but the greatest of these is LOVE” ~ 1 Corinthians 13:13

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visited his relative in jail, he saw prisoners visiting with their children, grandchildren and girlfriends. “You know what? They looked just like me.” Focus programs include mentoring, life skills classes and a fatherhood initiative that not only keeps families from falling apart, but helps them grow stronger when they are separated through incarceration, he said. Members of the faith community can serve prisoners by teaching life skills, like

Weathering the years

Faith UMC Young at Heart members got a lesson on the weather from WATE morning meteorologist Julya Johnson. Paul Dobbins, 98 and the oldest Young at Heart member, gets to know Johnson.

how to balance a checkbook and how to be an employee. They can also help returning citizens get established after they are released. Humphrey is co-chair of the East Tennessee Reentry Collaborative, called New Start Resource Center, which is scheduled to open in Knoxville in July. The center, located at 826 N. Broadway, will offer service referrals to newly released inmates for

necessities like housing, employment and health care. Humphreys is looking for volunteers from the faith community to work with teams that are already in place. All returning citizens face challenges, but sex offenders face special difficulties due to stigma and rigorous housing guidelines. Humphreys compared them to “the least of these” referred to in Matthew 25:40.



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Barlow is ‘great boon’ for Holston Barlow says she tries to enBy Betty Bean courage her kids not to feel sorSeventh-grade reading ry for themselves. teacher Beth Barlow says “One thing I do tell the kids Holston Middle School is where is you have to make the best of she was meant to be. your situation. Ultimately you “I am a very avid reader. I are in charge of your future, love literature, and I love sharand every decision you make, ing good literature with growing starting today, can positively or minds,” she said. negatively affect your future. Barlow had been teaching 4th “I do work very hard to make grade at Rocky Hill for several sure that the students have selfyears when she was invited to confidence, and to do that I try participate in a program called to provide as many opportuthe Talent Transfer Initiative nities in the classroom for all that offered the top 60 teachstudents to experience success. ers in Knox County (based on Although they don’t experitheir students’ value-added test ence success in the same ways, scores) a monetary incentive to it has the same effect on their transfer to Title I, high needs self-confidence. But I’m talkschools – schools where poverty ing about genuine praise. I don’t rates are high. want to over-inflate a student’s “That’s what got me thinking ego at all.” that maybe I might be more useBarlow grew up in the Farful at a high needs school, so I ragut community and attended started looking around.” Farragut Primary and IntermeHer friend and fellow Rocky diate schools before transferHill teacher Kathleen Karnes ring to Webb School for middle had also qualified for the TTI and high school. She holds an program and was familiar with undergraduate degree in psyHolston Middle School after chology from the University of having done an internship there. Tennessee (which she says has “She just went on and on about been quite useful in helping her how wonderful administration relate to students) and a graduwas, and the teachers and stuate degree in elementary educadents. She contacted Mr. (Tom) tion, grades 1-8. Brown, and he immediately beHer parents, Mae and Bob gan recruiting. He asked us to Barlow, were her role models. come talk to him, and we met Her mother was a tireless volwith him and the master teachunteer in the school and comers there for about two hours. By munity whose priority was to the end of that meeting, I was abprovide her daughter with a solutely sure that I wanted to be variety of life and learning exhere at Holston, teaching middle periences. Her father, whom school students reading. she credits for her work ethic, “It was a challenge at first. constantly preached the power Middle school students are of positive thinking and taught in a totally different place in Holston Middle’s Beth Barlow is the Knox County Middle School Teacher of the Year. Photo by Ruth White her to respect diversity among their lives than elementary dents are required to do. They should class for students who are struggling, other people. school students. I am so thankful for be reading to learn, not learning to and she works hard to pass on her love “He is the type of person that when the amazing teachers at Holston that read, Brown said. of reading. people meet him they feel like they’ve helped me adjust to life as a middle “When you take a child who has not “We focus on fluency and a little known him for years, and (my mother) school teacher. I am blessed to work had the same opportunities for lanphonics and comprehension, and the got so much joy out of helping other with the staff and students at Holston guage development, their vocabulary best way to teach the students and inpeople that by watching her, that qualMiddle School.” may be vastly different from a student crease their comprehension level is to ity was passed on to me. Those are the Late last month, Barlow was named who has had the opportunities to do a model for them my own thinking as I qualities that my parents passed on.” Knox County’s Middle School Teacher lot of different things,” Brown read,” Barlow said. Barlow has a deep awareness that of the Year, an honor that Karnes also said. “Their reading She considers herself fortunate beshe is a role model for her students, earned in 2010. Science teacher Tom and speaking skills cause she shares a love of fantasy and and in the process of losing 110 pounds McMillan won are on entirely science fiction with her students that through diet and exercise over the past the award in different levels allows her to meet them where they are. year, she has shared her struggles with 2007, makand we have this “I confess my housework may often her students. ing Barlow the gap that’s getting bigsuffer because of my love of reading. “They’re all so proud of me. The third Holston ger and bigger. It’s our Kids love science fiction too, in this ones who are a little overweight kind of Middle School job to fill that gap. age of ever-expanding technology – stare at me with a curious look on their teacher to be so honored “We need high quality instruction especially students who are into video face, and I feel like I motivated them a in the past five years. to perhaps save some of those kids, games, where the main character is little bit with my decision to take better Brown says he recruited Barlow so the biggest thing I look for in a on a mission or some kind of quest. care of my health.” and Karnes because he had heard they teacher is a track record of success, That’s one reason ‘The Hunger Games’ Brown said Barlow is a more confiwere great teachers who were interestor that he or she has the potential is so popular. When it comes to video dent teacher now. ed in taking on the challenges of workto develop. I ask a lot of questions, games, I stick by the rule of modera“I’ve done things this year that I’d ing in a Title I school, which Holston like ‘All right, who’s the best teacher tion. You do have to read to play any of never done before,” she said. became the year they arrived. Sound around here?’” these games, but too much of anything instruction in reading is foundational “One way and another, she is a great to everything else middle school stuBarlow teaches an intervention boon to our school,” Brown said. is a bad thing…”

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Morgan DeBusk receives a fluoride treatment from a UT nursing student during the health fair. Students were able to receive the Emma Biddle is all smiles as she gets ready to attend the sestreatment with parental permission prior to the event. sion on oral health and fluoride.

Three named to girls All-Tournament team Halls Middle School girls basketball team members Harper Cherry, Amber Heatherly and Celine Hughes were recently named to the All-Tournament team during the James Ivey Tournament. The Halls team placed third. Photo submitted

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Halls cheer tryouts scheduled Anyone interested in trying out for the cheerleading team at Halls High School must sign up with Cheri Duncan (at HHS) or Chauncie Bower (at HMS) March 7-14. Individuals must sign up by Thursday, March 14, to be eligible. A

mandatory parent/candidate meeting will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the high school commons. Info: Cheri Duncan, 925-7718 or email at cheri. Tryouts will be held April 6, 7, and 8.

Deja Adams masters the hula hoop during an exercise in the Fountain City Elementary School students participated in a food and nutrition group at the health fair. health fair during encore time last week. The fair was hosted by UT nursing students (through Aneisa McDonald with Coordinated Health) and focused on issues including oral health, nutrition, bullying, basic safety and stranger safety. The Halls High choral department will perform “Lil Nursing student Grace Majors talks with students about calAbner� Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, in the cium and bone health. Photos by Ruth White Halls Middle School auditorium. Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. both evenings and cost is $5 per person.

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Halls High students outside the Tennova Cancer Center are Makenzie Mears, Breanna Whitson, Kassie Wallace, Elise Brantley, Frankie Jean Paul and Sydney Tatum. Mears and Tatum will attend Carson-Newman University in the fall to major in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Photo submitted

Reaching out to cancer patients Halls High students in FCCLA (Family, Career Community Leaders of America) recently completed a community service project and three of the students – Frankie Paul, Elise Brantley and Sydney Tatum – will be competing at Carson-Newman College for a regional competition in March called Star Events. The group will deliver a nine-minute presentation on the project and hope to qualify for state competi-

tion in April. For the project, students made pillows in the shape of hearts for women who have had a mastectomy to help ease pain from the procedure. After they made almost 30 pillows, they delivered them to Tennova North to the cancer center to be handed out to breast cancer patients as a symbol of hope. The mission of the FCCLA is to promote personal growth and leadership de-

velopment through Human Services/Education and Training/Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Career Clusters. Through the organization, they focus on the multiple roles of a family member, wage earner and community leader. Members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communications, practical knowledge and career preparation.

Scott Taylor is a rare breed among teachers these days. He’s spent his entire career – 27 years – at one school. And he says that despite what you might hear, the kids he teaches today at Halls Middle School aren’t much different from the ones he taught in the mid-1980s. “They haven’t changed that much. In fact, (at one time) it was more common that they would get in trouble for smoking or drinking. They may be doing things I don’t know about, but the kids are basically the same. We expect more out of them. I’m afraid we’ve raised the bar so high that some get frustrated. But, for some, it’s a good thing.” Taylor was chosen by his colleagues to be the school’s teacher of the year. “It means I’ve been around awhile,” he joked. “But we’ve got a great staff here. I appreciate it. It’s good to be appreciated.” Taylor studied music at UT and wanted to be a professional horn player. He was a member of the Pride of the Southland Band under its legendary former director Dr. W.J. Julian. But he says playing a horn in an orchestra “went from being fun to being a job.” He discovered

Halls Middle School 8th-grade math teacher Scott Taylor is the school’s 2013 Teacher of the Year. Photo by Jake Mabe a talent for math and combined that with the fact he loved to coach kids at Inskip ballpark. Teaching seemed to be a logical path to take. He was hired by former Halls Middle principals James Ivey and Paul Williams in 1986. “And I’m proud of that. They had a love for this school and a love for this community and that’s a special connection you don’t always get.” He’s taught 7th- or 8thgrade math his entire career and especially has enjoyed teaching the 8th-grade algebra class for the last few years. “That was a great move. They are the cream of the crop.” Taylor is now teaching

children of his former students. He lives in the community and says he’s given an important charge. “I teach my neighbors’ children. I want them to do well. I realize these parents are entrusting me to take care of the most important things in their lives and I take that very seriously.” He says a teacher’s greatest reward is seeing former students live successful lives. He mentioned a few, Halls Home Federal Bank branch manager Patrick Abbott, teacher and Central High football coach Joe Hassell, orthodontist Andy Turner and Halls High senior Daniel Del Moro, who was selected as a member of the 2013 U.S. Army All American Band. “That’s what keeps me going. That’s the biggest thrill for a teacher. ” He’s not sure when he will retire. Taylor says he’ll have a few options in three years. Now, he’s content to keep going, working on outdoor projects at home in the summer and trying to beat his buddy and colleague Bill Warren on the golf course. He didn’t verbalize a specific teaching philosophy, but perhaps it can best be captured in the tagline of Scott Taylor’s emails: “Do what makes sense.”

League champions crowned The Halls 6U basketball team was recently named league champions and includes team members: (front) Lucas Duncan, Charles Hickman, Grayson Bishop; (back) coach Dustin Young, Noah Drake, Jackson Pearce, coach Jake Bishop, Dayde Young, Ethan Heath and coach Tommy Heath.

Students read across America Students in the horticulture and child care programs at Halls High/North Knox CTE rolled out the red hats, white gloves and red bow-ties for the read-in to kick off the Read across America Day on March 1. Students participating in the event are: (front) Trevor Holloway, Ethan Voiles, Makayla Bridges, Michael Jaymes, Sophia Norsworthy, Gracie Roberts, Ricky Moran, Paul Morgan, Brittany King; (back) Sarah Norris, Shelby Day, Marisol Mercado, Billie Morris, Ben Buhl and Summer Bennett. Mike Blankenship and Denise Edmonds’ classes provided an Academy Award-winning presentation. Each student grabbed their Cat in the Hat attire and read to the young participants in the child care program. This year, FFA and FCCLA class members combined and read from Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat Comes Back” with a selected youth reader. FFA and FCCLA are asking children and their parents to read for 20 minutes each day. That’s a daily total of 100 minutes focused on developing good reading skills during the week. Photo submitted


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Hometown Heroes Nominations underway Home Federal Bank is accepting nominations through Friday, March 29, for its third Hometown Heroes program to honor everyday citizens who do extraordinary things for others and for their community. Little League coaches, senior citizen center workers, teachers, Scout leaders, nonprofit volunteers and other individuals who work in their own way to make East Tennessee a great place to live are potential honorees. Home Federal president Dale Keasling said strong nominations come in each year. A total of eight Hometown Heroes will be selected and each, in turn, will choose a local nonprofit for a $2,500 donation in their name. From the eight finalists, a top winner will receive an additional $2,500 for donation to his or her chosen nonprofit. Anyone may nominate a Hometown Hero. Forms are available for download on the Home Federal website at or can be picked up at any Home Federal Bank location.

Food City Race Night returns Food City is gearing up for its annual Food City Race Night, which will return to the Knoxville Expo Center 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 14. During the last 25 years, Food City Race Night has contributed in excess of $500,000 in proceeds to area nonprofits. The event features appearances by race car drivers, show cars, simulators, souvenir trailers, entertainment and a smorgasbord of free food samples. Confirmed drivers include Trevor Bayne, Kyle Petty, Eric McClure and Chad Finchum, with special appearances by NASCAR artist Sam Bass and ESPN analyst Dr. Jerry Punch. Retired Navy Seal and author of “Battle Ready,” Mark Donald will also appear. Tickets are $5 at select Food City locations and $6 on the day of the event. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free. Info:

Coldwell Banker to host career seminar Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, Realtors, will host a free career seminar at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at each of its four Knox County locations. The principal broker at each office will answer questions about obtaining a Tennessee real estate license and starting a real estate career. No appointment is necessary. Offices are at: Bearden: 140 Major Reynolds Place, 584-4000, principal broker Beth Bradley; North: 3009 Tazewell Pike, 687-1111, principal broker Gina Mills; West Town: 124 N. Winston Road, 693-1111, principal broker Beth Stewart; Farragut: 10815 Kingston Pike, 966-1111, principal broker Claudia Stallings.

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Good gains in February By Sherry Witt After a positive beginning to 2013, Febr u a r y ’s numbers indicate more good news for the local real estate and lending Witt markets. For the month that ended Feb. 28, there were 639

property transfers in Knox County. Not only is that an improvement over January’s recordings, but it also represents 125 more transfers than the county produced in February of 2012. The aggregate value of land sold during the month was $105.4 million, also a marked improvement over last February when about $89 million worth of property was transferred. Mortgage lending also continued

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Preserving the Tennessee Theatre By Pam Fansler In honor of the Tennessee Theatre’s 85th anniversary, the Historic Ten ne s see Theatre Foundation has l a u n c h ed Fansler a sustainability campaign to ensure the maintenance and preservation of the historic building in perpetuity without additional annual fundraising. Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, the Tennessee Theatre opened in 1928 as a movie palace. The Tennessee Theatre is the Official State Theatre

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celebrates its 85th anniversary and marks its one millionth visitor to the theatre since the restoration. These one million guests in the Tennessee Theatre have also patronized downtown restaurants and shops before and after the performances. With this significant economic impact, the Tennessee Theatre has led the way for the resurgence of downtown Knoxville. The sustainability campaign has two main goals: to ensure high-quality, stimulating arts and cultural programming remains at the theater, and to maintain the beautiful, historic theater building for generations to come. The sustainability fund

will ensure the theater has sufficient funds for operation of its annual arts enrichment programs and for updates and emergency repairs. Stars on Stage, a recent fundraiser presented by the Foundation, featured comedy legend Bob Newhart, who delivered a stellar performance to a packed house. Proceeds from this year’s Stars on Stage will go toward the sustainability campaign goal of $5 million, nearly $4 million of which was raised before the event. The Tennessee Theatre belongs to all of us. Our support of it will ensure that the performing arts and cultural programming will have a place in the heart of downtown Knoxville for years to come. Pam Fansler is president, East Region, for First Tennessee Bank.

HEALTH NOTES ■ Registration is open for the “Lucky Kidney” 6K Run/2K Walk presented by Dialysis Clinic Inc. to benefit the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation. The event will begin 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Krutch Park Extension. Advance registrations must be received online at or via postal mail by Monday, March 18. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. Individuals or groups interested in volunteering may contact ETKF executive director Katie Caldwell at 288-7351 or katie@etkidney. org.

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Noweta marks 54th year By Cindy Taylor The March meeting of the Noweta Garden Club hailed its 54th year and mixed important business with just a bit of whimsy. The Orangery provided the venue, and club members enjoyed a delicious lunch during roundtable discussions of the

past year and upcoming events, along with talk about plants and flowers, of course. Outgoing president Marjorie Gardner expressed her gratitude to members who had made a difference in 2012. June Jennings, Regena Richardson, Wilma Shular and Carole Whited received

recognition and a special gift for attending every meeting in 2012. Gardner also had perfect attendance. Richardson was chosen by the members as the yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outstanding member. Gardner presented a special gift to each member for her work with the club. Founding member

JoAnne Hoffmeister attended and was recognized with gratitude. Richardson will hold the position of chaplain for the coming year and Gardner will take over as parliamentarian. The Noweta Garden Club is devoted to promoting beauty in Powell and surrounding areas. Ex-

Regena Richardson (seated) is presented with the Outstanding Member of the Year award by president Peggy Jones. Photos by Cindy Taylor

amples of their work can be seen on the mantles inside the Powell Library and the flowers in the barrels outside the Powell Post Office. Noweta meets at 10 a.m. each first Tuesday, usually

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Watoto Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choir coming to town A childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choir from Africa will be in Knox County this month with concerts set in area churches. The visit is part of a six-month U.S. tour that launched in January. The Watoto Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choir will be at New Covenant Baptist Church, 10319 Starkey Lane, Farragut, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21; Faith United Methodist Church, 1120 Dry Gap Pike, 6 p.m. Saturday, March 30; and Rogers Memorial Baptist Church, 520 College Street, 10 a.m. Sunday, March 31.

Reviewing the Blues The Rev. Dan Kelly welcomes Jerry Greer, guest speaker, photographer and publisher of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blue Ridge Ancient and Majesticâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blue Ridge Parkway,â&#x20AC;? written by Charles Maynard. Greer showed slides from the books during the Open Door Book Review on Feb. 28 at the Fountain City Branch Library. Photo by Cindy Taylor

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Zachery B. Ellis has completed basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Francie Koehrsen and a 2008 graduate of Central High School.

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Barefoot accordionist makes foothills home By Cindy Taylor When Linda Ann Warren brought her accordion from Memphis to Knoxville she also brought a smile that could melt the snow on Mount LeConte. That smile was first seen by a national audience when she was 16. Warren appeared for the first time on The Original Amateur Hour with fellow accordion player Tony Jordan and then again as a soloist at 17. Warren had already been playing for 10 years. At 15 she was teaching music to 55 students. Warren was known in her home town as the Memphis Belle and the barefoot accordionist. She played local and national shows, wrote music and won numerous awards and trophies for her talent. During 27 of those years she also worked for a bank. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My mother taught me that no matter what, you never quit your day job,â&#x20AC;? said Warren. Even though she loves her current view of the Smokies, the mountains werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t what drew her to their foothills. Warren was

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born and lived in Memphis until last September but her fondest childhood memories center on an old family homestead here. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My daddy moved from here to Memphis before I was born,â&#x20AC;? said Warren. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Walter Warren was his father. My grandfatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farm was my favorite place to come during summers as a child.â&#x20AC;? Warren still has family in the area, so when a house near the farm went on the market, she came â&#x20AC;&#x153;homeâ&#x20AC;? though she had never lived here. Warren once danced with Troy Donahue and dated Claude Akins. Her first boyfriend, Lewis Black, was the son of Bill Black, who played bass for Elvis during the early years. A sunburst hanging in her dining room had a match that once hung in Graceland. Like the sunburst, most items in her new home came with a story. Warren had barely settled in when the East TN Accordion Club asked to hold meetings at her house.

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MONDAYS THROUGH MARCH 25 “Job Help Mondays,” 1-3 p.m., Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. Work one-on-one with a reference librarian and receive help with job applications, online forms and setting up email addresses. No reservations needed; first come, first served.

THROUGH MARCH 28 “Reflection” exhibit, Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave. Also on exhibit, works by students from Powell area schools. Info:; 357-ARTS (2787);

MONDAY, MARCH 11 Spark of Kindness Craft Program for kids, 5:30 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road; hosted by The Spark of Kindness organization, which serves to teach children the art of being kind. Dine to Donate! At Quaker Steak & Lube, 5616 Merchants Center Blvd, 10 percent of pretax sales will be donated to Cancer Support Community East Tennessee. Info: 687-0399. Fountain City Town Hall Membership meeting, 7 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 5337 Jacksboro Pike. Light refreshments will be served. Info:

MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 AND 13 Beaver Dam Parents Day Out enrollment for 2013-2014 school year, 9 a.m.-noon. Info: 922-7529.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12 The Fondant Intensive cooking class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Space is limited. Info/reservations: or 922-9916. Beginner and Intermediate group swim lessons for children ages 5 and up, Take Charge Fitness Program, 1921 N. Charles Seivers Blvd. in Clinton. Beginner sessions: 4 p.m.; intermediate classes: 4:35 p.m. Every Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks. Preregistration required. Info: 457-8237. Choral Evensong, 6 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway. Featuring the music of Herbert Howells, Charles Villiers Stanford and Thomas Tallis. Reception following the service. Info: 523-5687 or The Fountain City and North Knox Republican Club meeting, Louis’ Restaurant. Dinner, 5:45 p.m.; meeting, 6:30. All invited. Info: Michele Carringer, 247-5756 or

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 Karns Family and Community Education Club meeting, 10 a.m., Karns Community Center, 7708 Oak Ridge Highway. Info: 691-8792.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14 Free Rain Garden Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tusculum College, 1305 Centerpoint Blvd., room 104. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Lower Clinch Watershed Council (LCWC) in partnership with Tennessee Yards & Neighborhoods (TYN). Info/register: 974-9124. First Lutheran Church 55 Alive group meeting and lunch, noon, at the church, 1207 N. Broad-

way. Cost is $6.50. Program by Jared Sprecher, associate professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Tennessee. Reservations required: 524-0366. All invited. Downloadable Audiobook Training, 6 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Includes: how to install OverDrive Media Console, check out library audiobooks and download them to a computer or transfer to portable audio devices. Bring Wi-Fi equipped laptop for help setting up OverDrive Media Console. Lifestyles & Nutrition – Starting a Healthy Eating Plan at Any Age Lunch and Learn Presentation, noon, Take Charge Fitness Program, 1921 N. Charles Seivers Blvd. Free and open to the community. Info: Anna Dark, 457-8237. Carter Family and Community Education Club meeting, 10:30 a.m., Carter Senior Center, 9040 Ashville Highway. Info: 933-5821. Halls Family and Community Education Club meeting, noon-3 p.m., Halls Senior Center, 4410 Crippen Road.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, MARCH 14-16 The 2013 Annual Used Book Sale, organized by the Friends of the Knox County Public Library, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Knoxville Convention and Exhibition Center under the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park. Info: 215-8775 or

FRIDAY, MARCH 15 “Night of Worship” presented by Union County Children’s Center, 7 p.m., Clear Springs Baptist Church, featuring Beech Grove Singers, the Berry Family and the Clear Springs Choir. Proceeds benefit the Child Advocacy Center. Info: 992-7677. Ebook Help Session – Tablets and Smartphones, 3 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Covers iOS (Apple) and Android devices, plus the OverDrive Media Console App on a Kindle Fire, Nook Color, Nook Tablet, etc. Spring Porch Sale begins at Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway in Norris. Runs about two weeks. Features outdated stock, seconds, student crafts and unjuried work by members of the Craft Center. Info: 494-9854, or www.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 15-17 “The Lieutenant of Inishmore,” presented by The Wild Thyme Players at Relix Variety Theatre in Old North Knoxville, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Info: 325-9877 or email Baseball tournament, open to all – Tball, 6U coach pitch, 8U-14U – Halls Community Park. Info: 992-5504 or

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 The Community Law School, sponsored by the Knoxville Bar Association, O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona Street. “Wills & Estates” program, 9-10:45 a.m.; “Consumer Rights & Responsibilities: Protect Yourself and Your Assets” program, 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Info: 5226522. To register/view directions: http://www.knoxbar. org. Southeast Regional Daffodil Show, 1-4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 804 Montvale Station Road in Maryville. Hosted by the East Tennessee Daffodil Society. Free and open to the public. Watercolor portrait workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; instructor: Bobbie Crews; Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave. Info:; 357-ARTS (2787); Free Beginning Beekeeping Class, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Well-Being Foundation in Tazewell; co-sponsored by Bee Friends and Well Being Foundation. Lunch provided. Info: Julianne, 617-9013.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 19 Leather Dogwood Pin/Earrings/Pendant class, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; instructor: Diane P. Corey; Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave. Info: fcartcenter@; 357-ARTS (2787); www.fountaincityartctr. com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 Spaghetti supper and silent auction, 6 p.m., Christ UMC, hosted by the United Methodist Men; $6 per person. Featured guests: Crossroads, 4GIVEN, Phil&Fred and Gibbs High students performing songs from “Godspell.”

THURSDAY, MARCH 21 “Where the Yellowstone Goes” film screening, presented by Trout Headwaters Inc., 7-9 p.m., Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center at 900 Volunteer Landing. Advance tickets $10. Info: www.projecthealingwaters. org. AARP Driver Safety Class, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Info/ registration: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. Knoxville Writers Guild Open Mic Night, 6 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Open house, 4-7 p.m., hosted by East Tennessee Technology Access Center, 116 Childress St., to celebrate 25th anniversary. Official ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Open house is free, but RSVP appreciated: 2190130. Info:

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 22-24 Smoky Mountain Quilters Quilt Show at Cooper Athletic Center, Maryville College. Baseball tournament, open to all – Tball, 6U coach pitch, 8U-14U – Halls Community Park. Info: 992-5504 or

SATURDAY, MARCH 23 Regional Medication Collection event, 10 a.m.2 p.m., Tennova North Medical Center, 7565 Dannaher Lane. Info: Norris Lake Clean-up, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., multiple launch sites on Norris Lake. Info: Union County Chamber of Commerce, 992-2811, or Anderson County Tourism, 457-4547. Right Here! Plants That Thrive in East Tennessee, 2 p.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Presented by the Blount County Master Gardeners. Fountain City Easter Egg Hunt at Fountain City Park, sponsored by Angela Floyd Schools, 9 a.m.-noon. Free and open to the public. Hunts: ages 4-7, 9:30 a.m.; ages 1-3, 10:15; ages 8-12, 11. Easter egg hunt hosted by Hines Creek Baptist Church at noon. Everyone invited. Participants should bring an empty basket. Info: 992-7729. World Storytelling Day, 2-4 p.m., hosted by the Smoky Mountain Storytellers at American Legion Hall #202, 1222 East Parkway, Gatlinburg. Proceeds benefit SMSA programs in schools and communities. Info: Jan, 429-1783,;

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while technicians monitored his breathing, heart rate and brain activity. “I had done that years ago so I wasn’t anxious,” said Gorden. “But everyone at Fort Sanders was very nice. They’re very professional and congenial. From the time I walked in, I felt like I was treated like a king. The center’s decorated like a bedroom, not a sterile hospital room. They have a flat-screen TV, wallpaper – it’s very nice.” After several visits, Gorden is now set with a new CPAP machine and improved mask. “This new machine is smaller and has more features than my old one,” he said. “Finding the right mask took awhile too. They let me try four different mask styles until I found the right one for me. They really went out of their way to find what worked.”

After his appointments, Gorden said he received a thank-you note from one of the staff members. “That blew me away! I rarely get a thank you for anything, and this was a hand-written card,” said Gorden. “I’ve been doing this for 14 years, but it was a new experience for me to receive this level of care. I was certainly impressed. They exceeded my expectation at every turn. “Now, I am a raving fan of the Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center, and I mean that,” Gorden said. “I’ve been to three other sleep labs over the last 12 to 14 years, and I’ve never come away feeling better than the three times I’ve been to Dr. Higgins’ office.” For more information on the services provided by the Fort Sanders Sleep Disorder Center, call 541-1375.

Snoring is NOT normal There’s never been a better time to get a good night’s rest, according to Scott Vogt, director of the Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center. “With the latest in sleep disorder treatments, your sleep problems – especially loud snoring – can be cured,” says Vogt. “Snoring is not normal,” he explains. “Snoring happens because there’s something obstructing your airway at night.” Loud snoring is often caused by a common condition called obstructive sleep apnea. This is when a person’s airway relaxes during sleep and narrows. As the person tries to breathe, the air must squeeze through the narrow opening, causing the snoring rattle. If the airway closes completely, the patient will stop breathing for a second and gasp for air. This can happen hundreds of times each night, preventing the person from getting into a deep state of sleep. During the day, the sleep apnea sufferer often has headaches, mental distraction and fatigue. He or she is also at a higher risk for hypertension, heart attack, stroke and even diabetes, Vogt says. “In the deeper stages of sleep, the brain releases chemicals to heal the body,” explains Vogt. “So when you’re constantly having sleep apnea events, the body doesn’t heal itself.” Fortunately, the treatment for sleep apnea is a simple one, and recent advances have made it easier than ever. The main treatment for sleep apnea is to sleep with a Continuous Positive Air-

Smaller, lighter CPAPS are designed for better patient comfort.

way Pressure (CPAP) machine, a bedside pump that delivers forced air through a mask and down the nose and mouth to keep the airway open and eliminate snoring. “The CPAP has been around a long time, but the machines have gotten a lot better in recent years,” says Vogt. “They’re smaller, and they look like bedside clock radios. We have patients who hike the Appalachian Trail with their CPAPs. They just take a little battery pack with them.” CPAP masks have also improved over time. “Using new materials has made the masks much smaller and lighter,” says Vogt. “They come in all kinds of colors and styles, too.”

Masks are even available with pink or camouflage colored headbands. Lighter tubing helps reduce the pull of the tube on the sleeper’s face. “It’s easier than ever to find one that’s comfortable for you, and that makes you want to use it more. If a patient won’t use the CPAP, it’s not doing them any good,” states Vogt. “It’s like having a bottle of medication and not taking the pills.” Some people may try several masks before they find the one that works for them, Vogt says. “It might take a few days to get the right one. We’ll get folks who say, ‘There’s no way I can wear this.’ But then once they feel the benefits, it’s almost instantaneous,” he says. And eliminating your snoring will usually benefit other family members as well, Vogt admits. “Our best referrals are spouses,” Vogt says with a laugh. “Most of the time, the CPAP helps two people at once because the snorer is keeping their spouse awake.” The Fort Sanders Regional Sleep Disorders Center is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Its tests and treatments are covered by most insurance plans. To get a better night’s sleep, call 865-541-1375 or go to

Get Your Life Back Chronic sleep deprivation or poor quality sleep can leave you feeling exhausted, irritable and unable to focus. It can also lead to serious health problems. The professionals at the nationally accredited Fort Sanders Regional Sleep Disorders Center can help you get a refreshing night’s sleep – and get your life back.

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For more information, please call the Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center at (865) 541-1375.


Mardi Growl Prowl Carol Zinavage

Carol’s Critter Corner Cold, windy weather and gray skies couldn’t keep dog lovers away from Market Square on March 3. The annual Mardi Growl, benefiting Young-Williams Animal Center, was a howling success. Send your interesting animal stories to

The Marcum family – all 10 of them – of Friendsville. The dogs are golden doodles (yes, even the black one!)

“Young Willie,” mascot for Young-Williams Animal Center, is investigated by a friend.

Leslie Woody, Leslie Napier, and Howard Baker show off pit bulls Savannah and Simba at the Break the Chain Pit Bull Rescue booth. Photos by Carol Zinavage

Robin Campbell of Greenback and Astro, a Belgian malinois.

Harriet Williams, owner of Dog Days Canine Playschool in Cedar Bluff, poses with her border collie Jessica.

Irene Thompkins from Central Veterinary Clinic on Clinch Avenue in Knoxville enjoys the day with Kirra, a rottweiler mix.

Katie Huneycutt of Bearden enjoys a happy moment with 4-month-old Boston terrier puppy Sophie.

Sylvia Simpson gets a big kiss from Dozer at the East Tennessee Pit Bull Rescue kissing booth.

Mallory Bertrand, who fosters pit bulls for East Tennessee Pit Bull Rescue, poses with Woot at the ETPBR kissing booth.

Justin Murray of Maryville heads to Mardi Growl with 10-monthold Great Pyrenees siblings Zeus and Bianca.

This barn is part of the Messer Farmstead located in the Greenbrier area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Photo by S. Carey

The Messer Farmstead revisited One of our readers wanted to share some additional information to a story featured in early January. David Whaley’s greatgrandfather built the cantilever barn that now is located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Between 1884 and 1886, Whaley’s greatgrandfather Pinkney Henry Toomey Whaley and Joel Ownby bought approximately 5,000 acres from “Humpy” John Ownby and divided

Barnyard Tales Kathryn Woycik it in half. The barn was built by Pinkney. He also built a house and spring house. Large families were the

norm during that time period. The Whaleys were no exception. Pinkney’s family consisted of 20 children. One of them was Grandmother Phoebe. She had 15 children, one being David Whaley’s father. As Pinkney’s children grew up and married, he gave each of them part of his land to build their homesteads. In 1903, Pinkney sold his remaining parcel to John Messer and moved to Bradley County. The Smoky Mountain Hiking Club entered into a lease around 1930 with

the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They dismantled and moved Grandmother Phoebe’s cabin and barn, combining them into a single structure, which is known as the “hikers cabin.” Both were hewn and erected by James Whaley. The barn was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. It is the last surviving structure from the pre-park Greenbrier Cove community. Anyone wanting to share the age, history, or story of their barn can contact me at woycikK@ShopperNewsNow. com.


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KAWASAKI VULCAN CHEVROLET 2004, 2000. 2053cc, VTRUCK Pro Street Twin $1K under bk. 1969, dark blue, all Adult owner. Mustang tube chasis, 454 Seat, never dropped, Roller motor, 9" Ford all records. NO FREE w/4 link suspension, RIDES / TRADES! chop top, all custom $4750. M-F 865-250- leather int. New 20" 7239. Aft. 5, S/Su/Days. wheels on rear, 18's on front, Ready for YAMAHA V-STAR show or drive. $27,500 1100 Classic, 2006, obo. 423-312-8256. exc. cond., 4800 mi., ***Web ID# 218488*** $5,200. 865-376-2571 CAMARO ***Web ID# 217382*** CHEVY 1984, red, auto. shift kit & choke, $1,600 firm. 865-579-4675 ***Web ID# 216724***


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Dr. Tommy Louthan Dr. Adam Reach Optometric Physicians Complete Vision Exams Contact Lenses Management & Treatment of Ocular Diseases Large Selection of Frames & Sunglasses We Accept Most Insurance Plans


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. . E.B. & Harryette Hunter invite you to a fresh new sandwich shoppe, and we thank you for the great past 7 months. OPEN 7 days a week • 11 - 8 p.m. Call or Dine-in 4620 Mill Branch Lane (Across from Tractor Supply)



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