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Loopers for lunch Dr. Bob Collier had an uninvited guest at dinner just the other night. “Well,” Bob says, “uninvited to me; unwelcome to Grandma. Upon aiming for my first bite of salad, I spied something walking down the right sleeve of my shirt. Not walking, exactly, either, but getting along by a mode of travel the caterpillar people call “looping” – front feet out and down, bring the back ones up, repeat. “Yep, a nice, vigorous inchworm was heading down the sleeve, trying to get to the salad bowl ahead of me. They must be fond of salad.”


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All shook up! Jake Mabe extends a heartfelt thanks (“thankyaverymuch”) to those who called or wrote last week sharing memories of Elvis Presley. Powell guy David Hunter reminded Jake of a tale about Elvis and Cas Walker. Elvis made a brief whistle stop in Knoxville, most likely when he came home from the Army in 1960. David said Cas decided, as a prominent Knoxvillian, he needed to go down to say hello. Says David: “That evening, Cas was trampled by teenage girls. He showed up on the ‘Farm and Home Hour’ the next day, battered and angry about outof-control youth.” See Jake’s column and more at

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Westgate’s grand opening By Theresa Edwards Westgate Christian Fellowship celebrated the grand opening of its new location at 1110 Lovell Road on March 31 with a kids Steinbach carnival, teen mania, barbecue dinner and egg hunt. There was a 10:30 a.m. church service on April 1 led by Pastor Mark Steinbach. The church began in November 2006 on Sunny Lane in northwest Knoxville. From 2007 to 2008, the congregation met at the Howard Johnson Motel. Their next meeting place was West Hills Elementary School from 2009-2011. Last November, they moved to their newest location on Lovell Road. However, it was in need of much repair. With the completion of the renovation, the church was ready for their grand opening prior to Easter Sunday. Pastor Mark Steinbach and his family moved to Knoxville from Nebraska in 2005 to plant churches here. He helped start Cedar Point Church in Maryville, then Westgate Christian Fellowship in

Gabe Groover enjoys the inflatable slide at the kids carnival at Westgate Christian Fellowship’s grand opening. Photo by T. Edwards

Knoxville. “I feel we can have an impact in the community here with our ministry,” he said. Their church is affiliated with Assemblies of God. Saturday’s participants wore T-shirts with three

words on the back to sum up their motto according to Steinbach: Simple (love God, love each other), Relevant (ministry that matters), Real (real life, real needs, real God). In addition to regular

services, the fellowship has “life groups,” small groups which meet throughout the week on different nights. For example, on Friday evenings some families get together. “In a hightech, low-touch society,

we’re trying to encourage face-to-face interactions,” Steinbach said. The church has about 75 members and is growing, with an invitation to the community to visit. Info:

Karns Volunteer Fire Department Engine 402 fire fighter Bradley Williams and engineer Justin Thoroughman lend helmets and gear to Hannah Tarwater, Hayden Tarwater and Olivia Morris. The firetruck garnered attention from many children who had fun sitting in it; starting it up; going for a short ride (driven by the fire fighters); trying on helmets and other gear; squirting water from the hose; and seeing the jaws of life and other tools.

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Six-year old Reese Wilson walks through the giant colon “CHIP” (Colon Health Interactive Program by the University of Tennessee Medical Center Cancer Institute). Dad Corey Wilson explains about diseased body parts such as the colon, and how we do not want that to happen. She is standing beside polyps on the bad side of the colon.

Brooke Dore and brother Tyler Dore learn from owner Wendy Graziani about the summer horse camp at Westwind. “Brooke loves horses and I’ve grown up around horses,” mom Cherise Dore said. “I like that it’s an established facility and feel the kids would be safe there.” The camp has been in business 13 years and the owners are veterinarians who also own Concord Veterinarian Hospital in Farragut. Pamela Cordell and adult son Corey Goin learn from Cynthia Hudson of the KAPPI coalition of the Knox County Health Department about sad results of babies born disabled due to parents participating in bad things while expecting. KAPPI’s saying “Be aware, beware you go there” is to warn teens to avoid risky behaviors.

Amy Tighe and mom Julia Posey enjoy the HVA health fair. Tighe was happy to get the fun balloon hat after waiting in line. The balloons were popular.

Kristin Vandersluis, Registered Sleep Technician at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, explains how caffeine not only interferes with sleep, but also affects your heart and can cause other problems.

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Why? Because the county election on the first Thursday in August will be lucky to have 20,000 voters given the few offices to decide. However, the November general election will include the Obama/Romney presidential contest for which voter turnout in Knox County could reach 100,000. It is entirely possible that persons wanting a small turnout to decide the question and a desire to keep discussion to a small number of voters will opt for August. People who believe in full voter participation will want November. When we read that some charter members worry there will be too many proposals which might confuse voters, do not be misled. Voters are not stupid. They can smell a rat. This is an excuse, not a reason, for splitting proposals. Shelley Breeding, an attorney who wants to be the Democratic nominee for Knox House District 89 in northwest Knox County, is having residency questions raised. Seems the property she claims as her residence is partly in Knox County and partly in Anderson County. And apparently her house is in the Anderson County portion and that’s where her mortgage company has sent the property taxes. However, she has been a Knox County voter for several years. A lawsuit may develop which will secure her considerable publicity which her campaign could never afford to buy. If Breeding is disqualified, Democrats can re-open qualifying or do a write-in for someone else. Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack of Arkansas was in town

last week to visit Oak Ridge National Labs. He spent two full days there and had dinner with close friend Rep. Jimmy Duncan on Tuesday. Womack serves on the very important House Appropriations Committee and is vice chair of the Energy subcommittee which triggered his visit to Oak Ridge. It’s unusual for a new member to take out two days for such a tour and that is good news for Knoxville and Oak Ridge. Chick-fi l-A has announced it will revise its originally 50 foot high sign at its new Bearden location on Kingston Pike. Council member Duane Grieve and Scenic Knoxville helped persuade them to change course. If only TVA would listen to the public on their massive tree cutting program which has triggered a federal lawsuit and considerable outrage. The public hearing April 4 on proposed apartments near Island Home drew a capacity crowd at South Knoxville Elementary School. More than 150 persons attended along with Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis who represents South Knoxville on City Council and Council members Finbarr Saunders, George Wallace, Nick Della Volpe and Marshall Stair. Also present were high level Rogero officials Bill Lyons, Bob Whetsel and Communications Director Angela Starke. Starke is new while Lyons and Whetsel are veteran city officials. An obvious flaw was the absence of any working sound system. It was virtually impossible to hear unless you were within five feet of the one speaking. Had Special Events Director Judith Foltz been included in the planning she would have checked that box. I discussed this with Starke and she saw the urgent need for correction. She is new and energetic. I suspect she will not let this happen again. The plan itself is going nowhere until it is substantially changed. Attorney Chris Field and his wife, Casey, spoke eloquently on how the plan contradicts the city waterfront mission statement adopted a few years back. Next week more on TVA and how it has lost its way with the neighbors. Victor Ashe is a former Knoxville mayor and ambassador to Poland. Reach him at


Running for the county line In a lot of ways, Shelley Breeding is a mail order candidate.

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Instead of business as usual – you know the drill: trotting out a tired retread or some frat boy son-ofan-officeholder– Knox County Democrats have come up with a smart-asa-whip, likeable prospect with a real job as a candidate for the new 89th District House legislative seat. She’s a coal miner’s daughter (yes, really) who came down to Knoxville from the hills of southwest Virginia to attend the University of Tennessee as a Whittle Scholar (remember how hard it was to get a Whittle Scholarship?). She majored in political science, Japanese and world business, and interned at the first private medical facility in Japan. She stayed here to go to law school and paid her

It was almost a historic unanimous vote for a superintendent’s budget, but in the end Mike McMillan could not say yes.

Sandra Clark McMillan seemed to want to vote yes. He said the budget contains many items he supports. He even said since he “just got re-elected,” he could vote yes (without political consequences). He tried to postpone the vote on personal privilege, a courtesy extended to members who want a month’s delay. Cindy Buttry quickly quieted that suggestion, observing that the county charter requires the school board to vote on a budget by April 15. McMillan said “my district” is not willing to pay more taxes, and he’s concerned that the mayor would veto this budget, even if it was adopted by County Commission. So he voted no. Support came from all others: Buttry: “I am super excited about … this budget. Some folks don’t realize how far behind we are in

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used to determine residency, and Breeding says five of them put her squarely in Knox County – she votes here, gets her mail here, works here, is a notary public here and had her new septic tank inspected by the Knox County Health Department. Democrats suspect the Republic an- controlled election commission of partisan hanky-panky, pointing to Commissioner Rob McNutt, who voted seven times in a district where he didn’t live (a felony under election law). His GOP colleagues dismissed this as a mere technicality. Rodgers says that his staff simply came across the anomaly “while doing our due diligence” and checking the addresses of those who signed Breeding’s qualifying petition. He says he is awaiting an answer from Nashville and suggests that she might want to run in Anderson County. Breeding says she’s going to sue. And the fledgling career of the brightest new face in Knox County politics hangs in the balance.

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firm in 2008. She does a lot of business in family law – divorce, adoptions and foster care work – and says that representing children who have been abused is a big part of what makes her want to run for the Legislature. Today, Breeding and Dothard has six lawyers, six staff members and two clerks, making the 31-yearold Shelley Suzanne Breeding a small business owner as well as a lawyer. She’s made a payroll and she’s created jobs. But they may not let her run. “They” is the office of the state coordinator of elections, where Knox County’s election coordinator Cliff Rodgers punted the question of her eligibility after discovering that the house she and her husband, John Payne, built in 2009 sits right smack on the Anderson County line. Breeding says she didn’t realize that her mortgage holder was paying her taxes to Anderson County until Rodgers called her up to tell her that she couldn’t run. There are six criteria

technology. We were behind five years ago; now we are further behind. … And this budget is more than just technology. It’s academic and capital improvement driven. Every district and every student will benefit.” Indya Kincannon: “I’m all in. We have a specific plan for how to spend the (extra requested) $35 million; not just for one year but for five.” Pam Trainor: “I am uber-excited. This moves the community forward.” Karen Carson: “I like the high accountability factor of this budget. If we can accelerate the funding, we can accelerate the outcome. … We need the community around each of our schools (to give support).” Lynne Fugate: “It’s the obligation of this board to do what we can to increase resources. We’re expecting more from students and teachers. In the private sector, where I come from, when we expect more we invest more.” Kim Sepesi: “I ran on moving education forward. For me, the issue is the pace. Do we move forward slowly or do we accelerate the movement? Our children will compete in a global economy. I favor this budget.” Thomas Deakins: At the joint retreat of school board members and coun-

School board chair Thomas Deakins talks with board member Cindy Buttry following last week’s meeting. Deakins said: “I will champion this budget.” Photo by S. Clark ty commissioners, we agreed that we want “the best school system in the southeast. This budget allows us to move to that.” Deakins said the school system must build the infrastructure for technology, and then equip each teacher and student with tools, whether iPads or Notebooks or something not yet invented, to teach the way today’s kids learn. “It’s time for this board to lead. Let’s invest in what matters,” he said. Gloria Deathridge didn’t make a rousing speech; she just voted yes.

Buttry, who has opposed previous budgets, said this one got it right. “We can pay it now or pay it later because these are things we need.” Leaving Mike McMillan, the man whose district is getting a brand new school at Carter Elementary, to cast the solitary no vote. So it’s on to Mayor Tim Burchett and then to County Commission. There’s a short time frame. Burchett will present his budget in early May; the commission will vote before May’s end. More details than you ever wanted are available on the KCS website at

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GOSSIP AND LIES ■Mike McMillan tried to delay the vote on the school budget by saying something like: “Do we still have that rule where one member can hold up an item?� We think the board should consider a new rule: Only the members who know it’s called personal privilege can invoke it. ■ Vanderbilt Brabson IV is a Republican candidate to replace retiring Democratic Rep. Harry Tindell. His website is online and his most Brabson recent experience is as a legislative

intern. But he’s for family values, whatever that means, and these days maybe that’s all it takes. Also, can we call him Bubba? ■Greg Johnson, newspaper columnist and general curmudgeon, will speak to the West Knox Republican Club at 7 p.m. today (April 9) at Red Lobster on Kingston Pike. Arrive at 6 p.m. to eat. ■ Pity Mike Williams. He qualified to run for the state Senate in the Republican Primary but some folks in Nashville say he’s not a “bona fide� Republican. Kick him out. But wait, a real Republican would say let Mike run and the voters decide. ■ You know the Republicans are in trouble when guys like Bob Corker and Lamar! are the reasonable ones.

running for the Democratic nomination to oppose Corker. That could be fun. ■We went on Facebook to learn more, having never heard of Park Overall, and discovered you can’t friend her. She’s topped the limit with 4,999 friends. Who knew? ■ Tom Kilgore, CEO at TVA who makes about $4 million a year, says he needs another $1.5 billion to $2 billion to complete the Watts Bar Unit 2 nuclear reactor. The agency underestimated the time and money it would take to complete the project, he said. ■ Really, Tom? Hey, we know a kick-butt administrator who would take the TVA job for about 10 percent of Kilgore’s annual wage. Somebody call Gloria Ray!

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Expect a running attack It has been said that 95 percent of college coaches want their teams to be able to run the football. Mike Leach is on the fence. Let us assume that somebody on the Tennessee staff knows how to develop a running attack. There is no positive proof but it just seems logical. These people get paid a lot to know all about the game. They have extensive experience. Let us believe Tennessee wants a running attack. If nothing else, it is embarrassing to be floundering around at the bottom of college rushing statistics. A decent running attack would improve the chances of winning an occasional game. Of course coaches want to win. All contracts include bowl bonuses. Success is at serious risk if you can’t make a first down on third and one. All that said, there must be other reasons why Tennessee has been so awful at running the football. Basic ingredients in run-

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fensive line to walk and chew gum at the same time. 2010 Results: Nothing to shout about. The Vols came up short against Florida, LSU, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina – and almost lost to UAB. They aced November but lost December. 2011 Philosophy: Let us do what we were doing only better. Throw the football. Tauren Poole’s mostly insignificant 1,034 yards as a junior runner must have been an accident. 2011 Talent: Poole wasn’t bad at tailback but there wasn’t much behind him. Freshman offensive linemen were suddenly sophomores. They might be pretty good. Wasn’t it Tennessee that once had Flamin’ Sophomores? 2011 Results: Sorry, no fire. One SEC victory, by the grace of God, over Vanderbilt, in overtime. Dooley summation: “At some point you just say we aren’t very good at running the ball. How many times can you get asked, ‘What’s wrong

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SEC foes and certain smart alecks keep score. Jay Graham is the new coach of running backs. Sam Pittman is now line coach. 2012 Talent: Volunteer offensive linemen are bigger and stronger. Inexperience is no longer a valid excuse. Spring practice includes a

with the run game?’ We are not very good running the ball.� He got that right! 2012 Philosophy: It appears Tennessee has reconsidered and now recognizes the absolute necessity of a running attack, being that the Vols must play several

tailback tournament with additional candidates coming soon. There are no obvious All-Americans but there is hope. 2012 Results? Expect improvement. Can’t you just feel it? Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

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e had an uninvited guest at dinner just the other night. Well, uninvited to me; unwelcome to Grandma. Upon aiming for my first bite of salad, I spied something walking down the right sleeve of my shirt. Not walking, exactly, either, but getting along by a mode of travel the caterpillar people call “looping” – front feet out and down, bring the back ones up, repeat. Yep, a nice, vigorous inchworm was heading down the sleeve, trying to get to the salad bowl ahead of me. They must be fond of salad. We recalled an episode when I found an inchworm in my salad at the now long-gone Olive Garden on Merchant Drive. Just sat him over on a nearby potted fig tree, and continued to eat the salad, so as not to cause a fuss. Anyhow, caterpillars make butterflies, so after dinner I got out my trusty “Field Guide to the Caterpillars of Eastern North America” by David L. Wagner, an excellent guide, full of illustrations that just aren’t in the usual butterfly books. I hoped to find just what inchworms morphed into after their worm stage. As is the usual case with things I decide to check into, what I knew paled into insignificance compared with what the field guide knew. First, there wasn’t an inchworm: there were photos of 84 different species of them, with a reference to a U.S. Forest Service bulletin showing 187 species of them. And then, to add to my feelings of inadequate savvy, the book said that inchworms don’t even turn into butterflies; they all become moths! Now, all the butterflies and moths are in the order of insects called Lepidoptera. There are around 11,230 species of Lepidopterans in North America. By far, the most familiar Lepidopterans

are the spectacular, colorful butterflies. But there are only 760 species of butterflies and the remaining 10,470 species are moths. All those inchworms? They turn into part of that horde of 10,000 species of North American moths as adults. So do a bunch of other familiar “worms”: the troublesome tobacco hornworm, the dreaded tomato hornworm and all those tent caterpillars that are munching on your cherry trees right now. If moths outnumber butterflies by nearly 14 to 1, how come we see so few of them? One main reason is that moths are mostly nocturnal, going about their lives on the 11-7 shift, so that even the big spectacular ones are rarely seen. And then, over half the moths are in a group called “microlepidopterans,” are very small and inconspicuous and have lifestyles that keep them hidden and out of sight. Think clothes moths, eating your favorite wool sweater. But back to the inchworms. As a group, they are masters of camouflage and disguise. Their colors are mottled or striped browns and grays, and they sport various bumps and knobs to make them look remarkably like sticks and twigs. One, the camouflaged looper, actually attaches little bits of leaves or blossoms to its body for disguise; they should be the envy of any turkey hunter, trying his best to look like a tree. But this is spring migration time! So this quote from the field guide really caught my eye: “In terms of abundance and biomass, loopers are among the most important forest lepidopterans in eastern North America. They are an especially important component of the spring caterpillar fauna of deciduous forests, where they are the staple in the diets of many forest-nesting birds.” Well, there you have it! Inchworms are warbler food! All those


little worms that are riddling the new tree leaves with holes, and dangling in front of your eyes on threads attached to some twig higher above, plus all those scores of species of inchworms, are amazingly timed to hatch out just as the fresh green leaves appear. Which in turn, at least in an average year, happens to be just when all those hungry, migratory birds are arriving here for the season or fueling up to continue to nesting places farther north. Biologists tell us that if the birds didn’t show up for some reason, many or most of the trees would actually be defoliated by the millions of worms per acre munching away at them. This year, it will be interesting to see how it goes, with the leaves and worms coming out two or three weeks ahead of the main waves of migrant birds. It’s that glorious time of year when birders around these parts rejoice and head out the door with a gleam in their eye. Excellent birding sites abound. This year, try some birding at the Halls Community Park, Schumpert Park, Ijams Nature Center, House Mountain, Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery or Cove Lake State Park. Don’t forget the Smokies and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Another great spot is the Sharp’s Ridge Park. It is a nationally-recognized migrant area that often has scarlet tanagers, Baltimore orioles and more than a dozen species of wood warblers in a single morning. Again this year, there will be a series of Thursday morning bird walks led by birder Tony Headrick, accompanied by numerous friendly and beginner-helpful members of the Knoxville Bird Club. Walks will leave from the parking area at the old ranger’s house at 8 a.m. on April 12, 19 and 26 and May 3. You may call Tony’s cell at 621-9836 for information or directions. The big annual Knoxville Bird Walk, which happens each year during the Dogwood Arts Festival, will begin at the J.B. Owen Overlook on Sharp’s Ridge at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Be sure to bring a pair of binoculars! The next time you encounter an inchworm, please be nice to it. It is important and high-quality bird food!

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I know not how CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.” (Luke 24:5b) I know not how that Calvary’s cross A world from sin could free: I only know its matchless love Has brought God’s love to me. I know not how that Joseph’s tomb Could solve death’s mystery: I only know a living Christ, Our immortality. (“I Know Not How,” Harry Webb Farrington)


s I write this, we are still deep in Holy Week. The gloom gathers, and the shouts of “Hosanna!” darken to the cries of “Crucify him!” The clouds are dark, both figuratively and literally. The lightning flashes and the thunder rolls, and water pours from the skies. There are epic tornadoes in Texas, with 18-wheelers whirling in the air like matchbox cars tossed by a child’s hand. The world weeps. The first time I took notice of this pattern of natural phenomena, I was in high school. An earthquake of calamitous proportions shook Alaska on Good Friday. Forty-four years after that earthquake I was there, in that magnificent, astounding landscape, seeing with my own eyes scars that had been left on the land. I understand the unease of nature in spring. I know that the transition from winter to spring is a turbulent time. However, to my mind at least, these storms, this unease of nature, are echoes of the events of Holy Week. Surrounding the events of Good Friday and Easter morn-

ing, Scripture tells of clouds, darkness and earthquakes. Nature responded to the drama that was being played out in Judea. However, all of this sound and fury was simply prelude. The storm and the darkness, the cry of dereliction and the death are but Acts I and II. Then there is the entr’acte: the burial and the sad, silent Sabbath. The sun rises on the third day, and nothing – nothing! – is ever the same. Those of us who have always lived on this side of Easter have trouble grasping the impact of that morning. We have known the end of the story since we were children. But for the women at the tomb, for the mourning disciples hiding behind locked doors, for all those who had hoped he was the One sent from God, the angels’ message that “He is not here, but has risen” was wonderful, ridiculous, incredible, absurd, unbelievable, fantastic, joyous, worldchanging, life-giving news. And it still is, dear friends. It still is. He lives! Happy Easter!

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WORSHIP NOTES Community Services ■Concord United Methodist Church’s Caregiver Support Group, affiliated with Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc., meets 10 to 11:30 a.m. each first Tuesday in Room 226 at the church, 11020 Roane Drive. Anyone in the community who gives care to an elderly individual is invited. Info: 675-2835.

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â– Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will have a rummage sale in the family life center 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Doors will reopen from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. to sell everything for $5 a bag. Items can be donated for the sale Thursday evening, April 26, or anytime Friday, April 27. Info: 690-1060.

Rec programs â– Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, holds a beginner yoga class Mondays from 6-7 p.m. upstairs in the family life center. Cost is $10 per class or $40 for five classes. Bring a mat, towel and water. Info: Dena Bower, 567-7615 or email

Special Services â– Grace Baptist Church, 7171 Oak Ridge Highway, will welcome evangelist Tim Lee and Christian comedian Tim Hawkins at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13. Tickets are $19 in advance, $25 at the door. VIP tickets are $49. Info: â–  Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike, will present noted author and speaker Tony Campolo at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Campolo is the founder of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE). Info: 523-2189 or

Women’s groups ■Knoxville Christian Women’s Connection will host the “Hunting for the Good in Everyone� luncheon Thursday, April 12, at Buddy’s Banquet Hall on Kingston Pike. Special guest will be stylist, designer and hairdresser Joey McEachern, who will give updates on the latest in hair fashions and makeup. Inspirational speaker will be Phyllis Page from Alabama. Admission is $12 inclusive. Complimentary child care by reservation only. For tickets, call Connie at 693-5298 or email her at dick3234@

Youth ■Farragut Presbyterian Church Mother’s Day Out program and preschool registration is open for the 2012-2013 school year. Info: Beth Hallman, 671-4616 or email

Churches to join for day of service By Wendy Smith There will be strange things happening around Knoxville on Saturday, April 21. Expect free car washes, neighborhood carnivals or folks passing out smoke detectors. Less obvious happenings will be quiet acts of service to our most needy neighbors. It’s all part of Inasmuch U n i t e d K nox v i l le, the local event of the national nonprof it Operat ion Ina smuch. Members David Crocker of 32 local churches will pitch in, and more than 2,000 volunteers are expected to participate, says David Crocker, executive director of Operation Inasmuch, which is based in Knoxville. Crocker was a pastor in Fayetteville, N.C., when he worked with other church leaders to put together a one-day event designed to get church members out of the pew and into the community in 1995. When he became senior pastor at Central Baptist Church in Fountain City in 2002, he continued to have a heart for compassion ministry.

He stepped down in 2006 to devote himself to the nonprofit full time. While some Christians are turned off by the idea of a one-day event, the idea is to “draw in people who sit very comfortably on the sidelines.� Within a typical church, most of the work is done by 20 percent of the congregation. But Operation Inasmuch events are geared toward the other 80 percent, he says. Crocker travels across the country to train churches on how to conduct events like Inasmuch United Knoxville. His first task is to stimulate a vision of what could happen if the majority of members would participate in a day of ministry. Then, he helps with logistics, like how to find projects, organize volunteers and promote the event. In preparation for Knoxville’s event, three dozen local agencies were contacted ahead of time so projects could be planned. Some were large agencies, like Knox Area Rescue Ministry and Volunteer Ministry Center. But others were small, like Agape Outreach Homes. “We’re trying to spread it out a bit, to get as many

people to help as possible,� he says. Another goal is to acquaint church members with new service opportunities. Sometimes, they get hooked. “There’s nothing like exposing people to real need.� Crocker sees a nationwide trend toward compassion ministry over the last 15 to 20 years. Operation Inasmuch and other similar models have changed the way churches are working in the community. He’s encouraged by it. “God is doing this. And there’s no better place to be in the world than where God is working.� He is frustrated by churches that claim their membership is too busy to participate in community service. Some Christians say they can’t help because they’re too old. To them, he says, “Oh, yes, you can. You may not be able to get on a roof, but you can do something else.� “We’re all called, regardless of our age or situation, to do compassion ministry. So it behooves us to find something we can do.� For information about participation in Inasmuch United Knoxville, call David Crocker at 951-2511.

Tellico Lake Flotilla’s new officers The Tellico Lake Flotilla of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary has elected new officers. Pictured are commander Tom Walsh, newly elected commander Art Pelka, newly elected vice commander Bill White and division commander Don Edwards Jr. Both newly elected officers served in the Coast Guard before joining the Auxiliary. Their new duties include representing the Coast Guard on local waterways and promoting boating safety. The Flotilla meets at 6:30 p.m. each fourth Wednesday at Tanasi Restaurant in Tellico Village. Info: 458-3808. Photo submitted

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By Theresa Edwards Philip Keller and Andrew Messing invented an omnidirectional track system which won them the Gary Lessman Regional and Superintendents awards. This project was accomplished by them as interns at ORNL Robotics Department as part of the STEM program at HVA. They utilized new technology of 3D printing, a process of creating parts usually made of high quality ABS plastic. Keller and Messing used a polycarbonate material for their invention. ORNL has several of these printers, including the Stratasys Fortus 900mc FDM 3D production system, which is the largest 3D printer in the world. It is capable of creating parts up to 3 feet by 3 feet by 2 feet in size. Keller and Messing were enthusiastic about using this new technology, and both plan to continue their education and career in the robotics field. Their next goal in continuing with this project is application for a patent. Currently they have a provisional patent, along with their third team member, Josh Penney who helped with the invention.

Congratulations to HarCo Academy girls din Valley V track team who won the HVA Invitational champiHV o onship. The HVA boys placed 4th out of 31 teams. Meet champions included: Girls p 4 x 100 relay – Abbi Ervin, Er Cassie Smith, Jayde Ja Hodge and Emily Yarnell; Girls 100 and Ya 200 2 – Emily Yarnell; Girls pole vault – Ashley G Kessler; K Boys 3200 – Aaron A Templeton. New meet records were set m by Emily Yarnell in the 100 1 and Ashley Kessler in the pole vault and girls 4 x 100. Photo by T. Edwards of

Hardin Valley Academy seniors Philip Keller and Andrew Messing show the Gary Lessman Regional and Superintendents awards they won with their omnidirectional track system they invented as interns at ORNL Robotics Department. Photos by T. Edwards of

HVA grads to make film in Knoxville Ben Neal and Grant Bromley, Hardin Valley Academy graduates now attending Watkins College of Art, Design and Film in Nashville, will create a feature film in Knoxville this May called “Dreams of the Wayward.” Their own dream is to receive funding to help them achieve this low-cost ($2,500) production with plans to enter it in various film festivals. “I have been obsessed with filmmaking since age 10,” Bromley said. “It is my passion.” For more information or to contribute, visit Photo submitted

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Hardin Valley Academy seniors Ashley and Lindsey Kessler (center) celebrate receiving athletic scholarships from East Tennessee State University as pole vaulters. Parents David Kessler (left), Jennifer Kessler (right), and (back) coaches Tim Mack and Bryan Brown congratulate them. Photo

Jonathan Chastain (center) holds his new Carson-Newman banner with brother Caleb Chastain, dad Bill Chastain, mom Amy Chastain and sister Elizabeth Chastain. He will run cross-country while majoring in nursing, with a goal of becoming a physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner. “I’m super excited,” he said. Photo by T. Edwards of

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HVA’s Jonathan Chastain HVA twins vault to ETSU signs with Carson-Newman

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Hardin Valley Academy twins Ashley and Lindsey Kessler received athletic scholarships to attend East Tennessee State University as pole vaulters. “They have been competing in sports since they were 7,” said David Kessler. Ashley will major in physical therapy with a goal of working with athletes. Lindsey is leaning toward education. Athletic director George Ashe led the signing ceremo-

ny. “We’ve watched them as cheerleaders and they were phenomenal. Then we’ve watched them in their tumbling and they are amazing at that. … They obviously enjoy being in the air. It just seems fitting the sequence of events would lead us to pole vaulting which now takes them to ETSU. They both have been pole vaulting for only one year, and yet they are going to college to pole vault. That is incredible. They are cur-

rently ranked one and two in the state.” According to track and field coach Bryan Brown, both are equal, jumping 11 feet high. “We’re very lucky they have chosen to participate in track, and we’re glad to have Tim Mack here who really does all the coaching in pole vaulting,” said Brown. Mack was the 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist in Athens, Greece, where he set a new world record jumping 19 feet 6 1/4 inches.

By Theresa Edwards Hardin Valley Academy cross-country runner Jonathan Chastain received scholarships to run cross-country and study at Carson-Newman College. “We are all very proud of him,” said coach Bryan Brown. “He started working really hard, dedicating himself this last year, mak-

ing it into the varsity level. Then he earned these college scholarships. It shows that through hard work and determination good things can happen.” Athletic director George Ashe explained, “The great news is the combination of those efforts out on the track and the cross-country field along with the aca-

demic work he has done in school has earned him a full ride to Carson-Newman. That’s a big deal. Not everyone gets that. … In this case they are covering his entire education, and that is phenomenal. We’re proud of him, in terms of what he’s accomplished here and the notoriety he has brought to our school.”

Karns Key club plants flowers By Theresa Edwards Karns High School Key club planted blue and yellow flowers around trees in front of the school. “We chose these flowers because they are the school colors,” said Key Club cosponsor Christine DiMauro. “They will cover the bare spots around these trees.” It was a beautiful sunny day to plant the flowers. “I’m glad it didn’t rain,” said Key club sponsor Melissa Mink. Many cars passed by with students going home, encouraging the gardeners by commenting on the pretty flowers being planted. The Key club is a community service organiza-

Christine DiMauro, cosponsor of the Key Club, instructs students how to plant the blue flowers surrounded by the yellow ones, Karns’ colors.

Brianna Alred prepares to plant the blue flowers. tion. Other projects they have participated in are the Boo at the Zoo, Fantasy of Trees and stockings for Salvation Army. They also help out at the Puppy Zone, walking and bathing puppies there.

Karns High School Key Club students Dylan Tindell, Tori Richey and Ben Poole plant flowers in front of the school.

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SIGNUPS There will be a basketball tournament April 27-29 at Karns High School, open to players from 6th graders to high school students. This event is to fund new uniforms for the KHS basketball team and provide additional camps and training for the team. To participate, contact Mark Larsen at 607-3320 or email




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THROUGH MONDAY, APRIL 30 Arts Council featured artist Farragut resident and Tennessee native Sandy Dean is the town of Farragut Arts Council featured artist for April. Her exhibit of watercolor art depicting wildflowers of the Smoky Mountains will be on display 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Monday, April 30, at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive.

THROUGH MONDAY, APRIL 30 Keiger paintings at Red Line Atlanta-based artist Charles Keiger is the artist of the month at Red Line Gallery, 11519 Kingston Pike. Keiger is showing 12 new works under the exhibit title “Menagerie.” The paintings take an offbeat look at the wild animals, acrobats and clowns brought together by a circus. Info: 288-0277 or

THROUGH FRIDAY, MAY 18 World’s Fair exhibit at Folklife Museum The Farragut Folklife Museum is remembering the 1982 World’s Fair with an exhibit that runs through Friday, May 18. The World’s Fair exhibit features an assortment of artifacts from the museum’s collection as well as items on loan from museum committee members. The museum, housed in Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free. Info: Julia Jones, julia.jones@ or 966-7057.

THROUGH THURSDAY, JUNE 21 Independence Day parade registration The registration form for the town of Farragut’s 25th annual Independence Day Parade is available at the Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, and on www. (link on the home page). The deadline for registrations is Thursday, June 21, until the Town receives 95 entries or the lineup area is full, whichever comes first. Info: Arleen Higginbotham, 966-7057 or

MONDAY, APRIL 9 Preschool Storytime at library Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 9, at the Farragut Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Info: 777-1750.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10 Older Preschool Storytime at library Older Preschool Storytime for ages 4-6 will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Farragut Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. Info: 777-1750.

TUESDAY-FRIDAY, APRIL 10-13 Einstein Bros. Bagels plans opening Einstein Bros. Bagels will celebrate its grand opening on Parkside Drive and Campbell Station Road with games and giveaways Tuesday through Friday, April 10-13. Grand opening events include free meals, coffee, treats and four grand prize giveaways of Kindle Fire tablets. The restaurant, 11693 Parkside Drive, is open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Each purchase includes a chance for the giveaways. On the schedule are: Tuesday, April 10: 10 diners will receive free coffee for a year. Wednesday, April 11: Free breakfast for a year (one per week) will be given away to 10 winners. Thursday, April 12: Free lunch for a year (one per week) will be given away to 10 winners. Friday, April 13: Grand prizes of an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet will go to four winners. Winners will be drawn each day and announced on Friday.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 Baby Bookworms at library Baby Bookworms for infants to age 2 will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Farragut Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Info: 777-1750.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12 Toddler Storytime at library Toddler Storytime for ages 2-3 will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Farragut Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Info: 777-1750.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12 K Kids Art Show reception The town of Farragut is presenting the Farragut Intermediate School Kiwanis K Kids Arbor Day Art

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Show through Friday, April 13, at the Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. A public reception will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12, followed by the announcement of the Best of Show award at the 7 p.m. Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting. The show is on display during regular Town Hall hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

FRIDAY, APRIL 13 Sketch class at Strang Center Linda Blair’s sketch class, usually held the first Friday of each month, will be held 10-11 a.m. Friday, April 13, at Frank R. Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road. At this month’s session, participants will create sketches referring to printed diagrams. Newcomers are welcome. Cost is $5. To RSVP: 670-6693.

FRIDAY, APRIL 13 Preschool Storytime at library Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 13, at the Farragut Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Info: 777-1750.

FRIDAY, APRIL 13 Parrott/Ryalls reception at District Gallery Works by Knoxville native Joe Parrott and Asheville artist Cassie Ryalls will be on exhibit through Monday, April 30, at The District Gallery, 5113 Kingston Pike. A reception for the artists will be held 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 13. Info: 200-4452 or www.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 13-14 Tax assistance for elderly, low income On Fridays and Saturdays through April 14, lowerincome and senior taxpayers can receive help with their federal tax returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, sponsored by the town of Farragut and the Internal Revenue Service, at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. At no charge, volunteers will complete and e-file tax returns for participants. Taxpayers should bring all W-2s, 1099s, receipts, a copy of last year’s tax forms along with correct birth dates and Social Security numbers for everyone listed on the return. VITA volunteers will be available beginning at 9 a.m. both Friday and Saturday. Participants should be in line no later than 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

SATURDAYS THROUGH APRIL 28 Knox Walks at McFee Park The Knoxville Track Club and the town of Farragut are teaming up to bring to the Farragut community Knox Walks, a nine-week walking program to help participants make a healthy lifestyle change through regular walking. Designed for all ages, the Knox Walks at McFee Park, 917 McFee Road, will start at 8:30 a.m. Saturdays through April 28. Participants will meet each week at the restroom building in the lower parking lot. Knox Walks will conclude with a 5k walking event on Saturday, May 5. The registration fee is $35 per participant.

SATURDAY, APRIL 14 Farragut Book Fest for Children The fifth annual Farragut Book Fest for Children will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Campbell Station Park, next to the Farragut Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. The free festival, presented by the Farragut Arts Council and the Knox County Library Farragut Branch, is open to the public. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite storybook character. Activities will include storytelling, book signings, music and more. In case of inclement weather, call 9662420 to check the status of the event. For schedule and map: Info: Lauren Cox, 9667057 or

SATURDAY, APRIL 14 Leanne Morgan comedy benefit Comedian Leanne Morgan will perform at a Parents Night Out benefitting diaperLove, a nonprofit that helps children in need, on Saturday, April 14, at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 9264 Parkwest Blvd. A cocktail hour begins at 5 p.m. which includes a silent auction. The comedy show begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30. To purchase, visit or call 934-5233.

MONDAYS, APRIL 16 TO MAY 21 Yoga classes at Town Hall The town of Farragut will offer yoga classes from 9-10 a.m. Mondays, April 16 to May 21, at the Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Participants should wear

loose clothing and bring a mat or heavy quilt. Instructor is Betty Calister. Cost: $60. Payment must be received within five business days of registration. Info or to register: 966-7057.

MONDAYS, APRIL 16 TO MAY 21 Zumba classes at Town Hall The town of Farragut will offer Zumba classes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, April 16 to May 21, at the Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Instructor is Karen McKinney. Cost: $45. Payment must be received within five business days of registration. Info or to register: 966-7057.

TUESDAYS, APRIL 17 TO MAY 22 Pilates classes at Town Hall The town of Farragut will offer Pilates classes from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, April 17 to May 22, at the Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Instructor is Simon Bradbury. Cost: $60. Payment must be received within five business days of registration. Info or to register: 966-7057.

THURSDAY, APRIL 19 Strang book club discusses ‘Unbroken’ Current members and newcomers are invited to attend book club at noon Thursday, April 19, at the Frank R. Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road. The April selection is “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand.

FRIDAY - SATURDAY, APRIL 20-21 Embroiderers Guild exhibit The Knoxville Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will host an exhibit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The exhibit coincides with the Dogwood Arts Festival and Farragut’s Arts weekend and is co-sponsored by the town of Farragut. The show will include more than 200 pieces including beading, canvas, counted thread, surface embroidery, hardanger, pulled thread and freestyle. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Info: Lauren Cox, or 966-7057.

MONDAY, APRIL 23 Preschool Storytime at library Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 23, at the Farragut Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Info: 777-1750.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 Aneurysm information at Strang Center Aneurysms will be the topic at a Boxed Lunch & Learn at noon Wednesday, April 25, at Frank R. Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road. Christopher Pollack, MD, of Premier Surgical Associates will speak. Attendance is $5, with complimentary boxed lunches available to all attendees who RSVP by Wednesday, April 18. To RSVP: 541-4500.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28 Lions’ ‘Run for Sight’ Poker Run The Farragut Lions Club will hold the “Run for Sight” Poker Run on Saturday, April 28. Registration will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Farragut Wine & Spirits, 11238 Kingston Pike. Cars and motorcycles are welcome. Preregistration is $15. Day-of-event registration is $20. All proceeds benefit the vision-assistance projects of the Farragut Lions Club. Info: Gerri Crutchfield, 789-6392 or

SATURDAY, MAY 19 Rain barrel workshop There will be a workshop on making rain barrels from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19, in the community room at the Farragut Town Hall. The $55 cost includes a rain barrel, supplies for installation of the barrel, an instructional demonstration and an explanation of the benefits of using rain barrels. The workshop is limited to the first 40 barrels reserved with payment. Send payment to the Fort Loudoun Lake Association, 956 Volunteer Landing Drive, Knoxville, TN 37915. Info: 523-3800 or email Julie Costner,

SUNDAY, MAY 20 Pianists Akins, Dulin to perform Two acclaimed pianists will perform a concert of their original compositions at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the American Piano Gallery Recital Hall, 11651 Parkside Drive, Farragut. Joseph Akins, a piano artist and Middle Tennessee State University professor, and Alabama-based pianist Michael Dulin will perform individually in the concert, which was postponed from a February date due to bad weather. The Steinway Society concert is free and open to the public.

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Real estate sales improve in March By Sherry Witt The weather isn’t the only thing that warmed up during the month of March. Even as record-setting temperatures bathed East Tennessee, the local real estate market emerged from the winter season with a healthy spring surge. For the month that ended on Friday, Witt March 30, there were 681 property transfers in Knox County. That was a jump of 167 from the month of February and 32 parcels ahead of the pace from March 2011. March produced total land sales of $110.7 million, compared to about $89 million a month ago. Preliminary analysis of the first quarter data indicates that 2012 is slightly behind 2011 in terms of the aggregate value of property sold. Since Jan. 1, about $288 million worth of property has sold

in Knox County, compared to $320 million during the first quarter of 2011. Lending markets were rather robust in March, with more than $312 million loaned against property in Knox County, making it the strongest month since December when a large amount of money was refinanced by Tennova Health Systems. Perhaps the most notable transfer was for commercial property known as The Shops at Turkey Creek. The sale brought $4.3 million. On the lending side, the largest refinance was by Scripps Media in the amount of $22.95 million against the property located on News-Sentinel Drive. Another transaction in the amount of $18.3 million involved the Sherrill Hills Retirement Community. I would like to say thanks to everyone who participated in the recent primary elections. By exercising your right to vote, you are helping to honor and protect one of our most sacred privileges.

Building business, building relationships Sure, washing cars is about getting them sparkling clean, but for Brian Davis of Synergy Auto Wash, it’s also about the people, both his customers and his employees.

for the kind of quality handwash and hand-dry that was up to his personal standards, and he wanted a business where he could see his customers more frequently. “We’re building this business around customer service,” he said. To that end, Davis made a commitment to hiring people Shannon who are as customer-focused Carey as he is. Manager E.B. Hunter had no car wash experience before he joined Synergy, but Brian Davis, owner of Synergy he’d successfully owned and Davis, a Knoxville na- operated Hunter Brothers Auto Wash. Photo by S. Carey tive who attended Farragut Deli in Halls Crossroads for High School and UT, opened decades. customer service,” said DaSynergy after nine years in “You can teach anybody vis. “He (Hunter) treats this real estate, development and to wash a car, but you can’t place as if it was his own.” remodeling. He saw a need teach the heart and soul of In turn, Hunter hired em-

Home Federal Bank has donated to the YWCA Knoxville and YMCA of East Tennessee to help families in need celebrate Easter. Dale Keasling, bank president and CEO, authorized $10,000 toward the purchase of Food City gift cards for designated recipients. Food City discounted the gift cards purchased for the program to help the donation go further. The program, “Eats for Easter,” is in its second year and is designed to support women in crisis and families in transition during a time of year that is less visible than Christmas or Thanksgiving. Last year, the YMCA was able to provide groceries to more than 150 families through the program, demonstrating to clients the generosity of the community. “We’re humbled and honored to support the outreach efforts of the YWCA and the YMCA during this time when we have so much to celebrate,” said Keasling. In addition to money,

Keasling presented both rocking chair, an iconic organizations with a red symbol of Home Federal.

ployees who may not have car wash experience, but who are clean-cut, personable and committed to doing a great job every time. “What is (Hunter’s) biggest asset to this company is the way he’s trained these guys,” said Davis. Davis’s mother, Jolene, works behind the register. “People love her,” he said. “People come to this car wash just to see her.” Now, Davis says seven out of 10 customers are returns or referrals.

Even though it’s gotten him some complaints, Davis is committed to what he calls “the Chick-fil-A concept” of closing shop on Sundays to give his employees a day to rest and spend with family. “Would we make more money if we were open Sundays? Yes. It’s probably an expensive investment, but ultimately it’s worth it to me to make sure my guys are taken care of,” he said. Before opening Synergy, Davis spent two years researching the car wash

YMCA president and CEO Jim Dickson and YWCA CEO Marigail Mullin enjoy a new pair of red rockers, compliments of president and CEO of Home Federal Bank Dale Keasling. Photo by Ruth White

celebrates one year anniversary with In the fall of 2009, Todd Richesin and Bobby Brown started looking for a place to expand their retail presence in the area. There was an instant attraction to the unique building at the corner of Kingston and Lyons View Pikes, the former Up N Down Gulf gas station. With its great energy and beautiful light, this little spot would perfectly showcase their antiques and unique product lines and was transformed into UPSTAIRS at Todd Richesin Interiors. Now celebrating its first anniversary, it seems Richesin and Brown did indeed find the perfect location. UPSTAIRS has received an amazing response from the community and has quickly become the go to place to find unique home accessories, lamps, furniture, antiques, and gifts. They are always on the hunt for new and different items to share with customers. Unique products coupled with an incredibly friendly, helpful and knowledgeable sales staff is what sets UPSTAIRS apart. One product recently added is a candle exclusive to UPSTAIRS; Thompson Ferrier has exotic scents and upscale packaging. Todd Richesin Also just in: a new shipment from Fortunata, an Italian ceramics company, who produces hand made decorative bowls and containers and a new collection of antique accessories including a beautiful selection of English wooden boxes. UPSTAIRS also carries a wide array of beautiful lamps by Lauren Lighting from Ralph Lauren. During this special event, Nashville jewelry designer Kari Beth, will be having a trunk show of her one-of-a-kind pieces that she creates by layering found heirlooms of bygone eras. Local artists Alex Smith and Susan Seymour will be doing in-store demonstrations and will be exhibiting new works.

industry. He said Synergy has grown twice as fast as he expected. “If someone will come here once, we will have them as a customer for life,” he said. “We have a great group of employees who really, truly care. It’s hard to find that.” Synergy Auto Wash is located at 10500 Kingston Pike. Info: 297-3403 or Shannon Carey is the Shopper-News general manager and sales manager. Contact Shannon at shannon@shoppernewsnow. com.

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Paideia Academy celebrates spring By Theresa Edwards Paideia Academy held its annual spring banquet and auction at thee Foundry with board members, bers, teachers, parents ts and students attending. “An event like this doesn’t take place by itself in a vacuum,” m,” headmaster James ames Cowart said. He thanked “behind-the-scenes” nes” people and a host of volunteers who helped make the banquet possible.. He also gave special recognition cognition and thanks to Mitzi tzi Bodie, Kevin and Janett Bryant, and Julie Raines. The evening started off with a reception tion and silent auction. Musician Prentiss Kendall ll Allen played the harp.. Auction items included many donated gift baskets, kets, gift cards and memberships b hi from local businesses. The dinner buffet included roast beef, salmon, new potatoes, mixed veg-

etables, spinach manera, rolls, and chocolate and red velvet cakes. Dur-

ing dinner, everyone had a chance to view the live auction items on display. There were 30 items in-

cluding 10 items handmade by students as school projects. A hand handmade quilt contained self-portrait tain drawings of the d kindergar ten students. “All the parents of the kindergarten kids are going to want this g because they made beca it,” Julie Raines said. Other student projects in the auction were: handauc made bus busy bee gardening pots by 1st 1 graders, sea creatures toy box by 2nd graders, gardener’s bird bath and canvas by 3rd graders, treasure box by 4th graders, coffee table grad book b by 5th graders, picnic basket inspired b by Tennessee history by Tenn 6th graders, Nicene Hall grade project of two handmade picnic tables, tabl and Apostles Hall of a handH ll project j made reclaimed cedar bench and a park bench. “These items have sentimental value,” Cowart

said before he started the auction. “Hopefully, it’ll draw some bids. It won’t be a typical auction, I can promise you that.” All of the auction proceeds fund Paideia Academy’s need-based tuition assistance program. After the auction, presentations were given by Arnold Lumsdaine, Dr. Keith Gray and Sherry Allen regarding the three distinctions of Paideia. It is a Christ-centered, classical school and covenantal. Keynote speaker G. Tyler Fischer then gave a presentation followed by a question and answer session. He is the headmaster at Veritas Academy and the managing editor of Veritas Press Omnibus Project. The evening ended with closing announcements and benediction. Paideia Academy is located in West Knoxville at 10825 Yarnell Road off Lovell Road.

Headmaster James Cowart is the auctioneer for 30 items, including 10 items handmade by students as school projects. Proceeds from the auction fund Paideia Academy’s need-based tuition assistance program.

G. Tyler Fischer is the special guest speaker at Paideia Academy’s spring banquet. He is the headmaster at Veritas Academy and managing editor of Veritas Press Omnibus Project.

Prentiss Kendall Allen plays the harp at Paideia Academy’s spring banquet. Photos by T. Cindy Williams and Hannah Warrick enjoy the spring banquet.

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Ken and Tammy Lowery win the largest auction item, one week’s vacation at Gulfshores, Ala. Included is excusal from school for the vacation, granted by headmaster James Cowart.

School friends Nehemiah Guinn, Caleb Bethel, Ayden Case, Bryce Kenny and Drew Clapp gather at the Paideia Academy spring banquet.

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Once candidate for amputation, Virginia woman now runs It was early February when Linda Kidman caught the Gingerbread Man. He’d zipped through her kitchen at breakneck speed, giggling as he taunted her with “Run, run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me – I’m the Gingerbread Man.” But before he knew it, Kidman’s 3-year-old grandson had been scooped up into her arms, and the 52-year-old grandmother – once wheelchair-bound and told by doctors that she should have her leg amputated – suddenly realized that she was running. “It hit me so hard that I just stopped and thanked God right there that I could run,” said Kidman. “I’m running everywhere – through the living room, through the den, the kitchen, the dining room, around in circles, and I’m screaming, ‘I’m running! I’m running!’ ” For Kidman, whose knee problems had once taken her to the depths of despair, chasing her grandson was nothing less than a miracle performed by God and delivered by Parkwest Medical Center orthopedic surgeon Dr. Hal E. Cates and Charles Strader, his physician assistant at the Tennessee Orthopedic Clinic. “I love them both,” said Kidman. “They’re both my heroes. They really are, and God is using them for a purpose – to give people back their lives.” By the time Kidman met Cates, she had given up all hope for a normal life. Two total knee replacements back home in Roanoke, Va., had left her left leg bent at an almost 45-degree angle, she could no longer stand and spent much of her time in a wheelchair. She was taking seven pills a day and was so depressed that she was putting on a lot of weight which aggravated her back problems caused by her bent gait. When her doctor in Roanoke had recommended amputation or fusing her leg at the knee, she had sought help elsewhere. Unable to get an appointment at the renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, she began searching online and found hope at a prestigious university medical center in yet another state. Taking her medical records –

1,876 pages – in a box, her hopes were quickly dashed. “The doctor didn’t even read them,” she said of the records. “He looked at me and said, ‘There’s no hope. You can never have surgery on that leg again. You’ve had two total knee replacements, and the way that your body makes scar tissue, it will make it worse if we open it up again. Prosthesis is the route.’ And when he brought out a piece of a prosthetic, I lost it and started to cry. All I could think about was that I could never carry my grandbaby. That killed me in my heart. I was at the end of my rope because I believed he was THE best – there was none better. At that point, I gave up.” But Kidman’s brother, Ricky Legard, hadn’t given up. Legard, who owns a fireplace supply store in Greeneville, Tenn., had met a customer in his store who had gone through a similar ordeal. That customer, Patsy Denton, was so convinced that her doctor – Dr. Hal Cates in Knoxville – could help that both she and Legard began pressing Kidman to make an appointment. After numerous calls from her brother and Denton and urging from her husband, Terry, Kidman relented and made the appointment “just to pacify them” but still believing it a waste of time. She pared down her medical records to 481 pages and sent them along with a letter to Cates. “I didn’t tell him in my letter how the other doctors wanted to cut my leg off because I was afraid he would jump to that conclusion and say, ‘Well, they’re right – let’s take it off. There’s nothing you can do.’ ” The 5 1/2-hour trip from her home in Virginia was filled with quiet despair. “I went in thinking, ‘Why am I going? I’ve already seen the best and they can’t do anything – there’s no hope. What’s this man going to do?’ ” said Kidman. “Little did I know he was going to turn my world around. “When he walked in, he shook my hand and looked at me. I swear I looked into his eyes and I KNEW he was going to do something for me,” said Kidman. “He was different from the minute he stretched out his hand. He said, ‘I’ve got all of your notes, and I’ve read your letter and I’ve read every page.’ And I thought, ‘Oh my God! Is he for real?! He’s read all those pages – all 481?!’ He said, ‘I’m going to have you walking in eight to 10 weeks.’ At that point, I put my trust in that man, completely. When I walked out of there, I had hope, hope that had gone out of my life.” Upon his initial evaluation on April 2, 2008, Cates noted Kidman was Kidman sent 481 pages of medical records to Cates in advance of her appointment – and was shocked when she learned he’d read them all.

Linda Kidman was deeply depressed when she made the 5 1/2-hour trip from her home in Roanoke, Va., to her first appointment with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Hal Cates (photo at right) at Parkwest Medical Center. “I went in thinking, ‘Why am I going? I’ve already seen the best and they can’t do anything – there’s no hope. What’s this man going to do?’ Little did I know he was going to turn my world around,” she said.

“extremely debilitated” and had suffered “almost every complication possible” after her first total knee replacement, including a condition known as heterotopic ossification – or abnormal bone growth in soft tissues – inside the knee. “When I first saw her, she had essentially only 30 degrees of range of motion, and a stiff and painful knee that required her to limp,” said Cates. “She used her hands getting out of a low chair. Her prior surgeries included a first time total knee replacement, followed by manipulation, then an arthroscopic scar removal and manipulation, followed by a formal revision of the knee, followed by yet another manipulation on two occasions – she’d had six knee operations and a complex revision knee implant when I first saw her.” Despite the higher than usual risks, he was confident he could improve her condition. “I have seen cases similar to this that turned out well, and I was excited about trying to help her get her life back,” he said. Doing so, however, would require a lot of pre-operative planning, and the ossification, which recurs with each surgery, must first run its course over 12 to 18 months before any intervention. To minimize the risk of recurrence, Cates ordered radiation therapy on her knee. “He had me go to the cancer

center and I thought, ‘I don’t have cancer!’ but he did radiation on my knee,” Kidman recalled. “I don’t really understand it, but he said he had a window of time. He said, ‘When the time is right, we’ll do the surgery.’ And I would come down and be tested and stuff, and then one day, he looked at my knee and said, ‘Now is the time.’ ” On Oct. 21, 2008, Kidman was rolled into surgery. “It was completely different at this hospital,” said Kidman. “They put blankets on my body to warm my blood before he opened me up. He was with me all the time, explaining and telling me everything, reassuring everything for me.” The surgery was pretty much uneventful, although scar tissue from the previous surgeries had so encapsulated the entire knee area that the main ligaments had to be cut. “They had to come into my room to do therapy, because I couldn’t walk to them,” said Kidman. “I asked, ‘Is this going to put me behind? Am I going to walk?’ They said, ‘You’ll walk.’ ” “The service we got at this hospital, the kindness that everybody showed, from the person who took my blood samples to the nurses to the doctors to the people cleaning in my room, I’ve never had such treatment,” she said. “Even the food was good! That’s saying a lot, but I

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have bragged so much to everybody about Parkwest and how different it was.” Just as Cates had promised, Kidman was walking within 10 weeks – not big steps, but enough to get her on the road. She returned home to Virginia and began rehabilitation therapy, returning to Cates periodically for follow-ups and to track her progress. Whenever she returned, she would always bring another family member with her. “They all wanted to come and meet this great healer that I was always talking about,” Kidman said. While her revised knee has done well, her right knee has developed arthritis, requiring Kidman to return to Cates every three months for a steroid shot and evaluation. The shots, he told her, should help until she has a necessary total knee replacement in her right leg. “If it gets to the point that it’s bothering me really bad, he said he would go in and take care of it for me,” said Kidman. “I can deal with a little clicking every once in awhile to be able to walk, but I’m not going to have another knee replacement until I can’t stand it any longer. When that time comes, I will come to Dr. Cates.” “Now they tell me that I can’t have another knee replacement on the left leg – three’s all you can have but they only last 10 to 15 years,” Kidman added. “So I don’t know what the future holds, but Dr. Cates reassured me. He said, ‘Think about medical technology and how far we’ve come from year to year. By the time you need that, there’ll be something else.’ And he said, ‘I’ll take care of you.’ That was what I needed to hear. I haven’t worried about it again because I know whenever it is, he’ll take care of me. I don’t care if he was 1,000 miles away; I’d fly to see him wherever he is.” With that assurance and the ability to walk again, she has shed 91 pounds, dropping from a size 22 dress to a size 12. The collection of knee braces, cane, walker, electric scooter and wheelchair that were all once part of her life are now in the garage. “Dr. Cates changed my life. He gave me my life back,” Kidman said. “He gave us all my life back. I see a future now and I am enjoying life like never before. I am standing by my husband’s side, I can go shopping with my daughters and I can play ball, and take walks and RUN with my grandsons and chase them. I can pick them up and carry them to bed.” It’s been 18 months since she last saw Cates. But when she caught the Gingerbread Man in her kitchen, she fully realized just how far the doctor had brought her. “ ‘Thank you’ is not enough,” she said. “When the world – and I – was giving up on me, God picked me up and handed me to Dr. Cates.” For more information, visit or call 865.374.PARK for more about Parkwest Joint Center – The Retreat.

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B-2 • APRIL 9, 2012 • SHOPPER-NEWS

HALT, popular vote and training

Stay safe! Last Wednesday at the Strang Senior Center, Knoxville Police Department Deputy Chief Gary Price gave seniors helpful advice on staying safe. This presentation sparked a lot of interaction, with the group having many questions as well as some of their own safety suggestions.

Theresa Edwards

The warmer weather has brought our local animalrelated groups out of hibernation. Here are some newsworthy items you should know about from our local animal community:

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Price addressed safety issues including fraud, identity theft, home safety, personal safety outside the home and safety resources. There are a lot of scams and frauds to beware of. To avoid identity theft, closely guard your personal information. “Do a periodic credit check to see if there is anything suspicious, and look carefully at your bank and credit card statements,” Price said. “Use your card as a credit card rather than a debit card. It gives you more protection,” he added. He also suggested not carrying too many cards. Regarding home safety, Price explained criminals look for the easiest targets, weighing the risks involved. He recommended alarm systems since the noise usually scares off burglars. “In my 30 years on the police force, only two or three times have robbers not left when an alarm was going off.” Trim bushes around the house which could conceal a possible intruder.

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The staff at Young-Williams would like you to meet 3-yearold male Siamese mix Ty. Siamese are known to be chatty Use lights. “A dog is always cats. Ty has not shared many opinions with Animal Center good. Get a big one that staff, but we suspect he will settle into a home relatively looks mean or a noisy one quickly and let his new family know what he thinks. Ty is that will warn you if someavailable for adoption at the main center at 3210 Division one is near,” he said. St. The “new” center at Young-Williams Animal Village is When going out, there is at 6400 Kingston Pike. Both facilities are open daily from safety in numbers. Awarenoon to 6 p.m. If you don’t have time to drop by and take ness is also of utmost ima look, visit to see photos of all portance. Pay attention. of the center’s adoptables and call 215-6599 for more in“Criminals look for least reformation about each pet. sistance,” Price explained. “Don’t be flashy. Don’t wear a lot of jewelry.” Prescrip■ Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday tion pills are a major proband Thursday, April 18-19, lem, so be conscious of who Cheyenne Conference Room, is around and beware if 964 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak someone follows you after AARP driver safety Ridge. you buy your medications. ■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday Price also recommended classes and Thursday, April 18-19, various safety resources. For registration info about Roane County United Way, Call 211 for social servicthese and all other AARP 2735 Roane State Highway, driver safety classes, call Caroes that are available. LoHarriman. lyn Rambo, 584-9964. cal law enforcement and ■ 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ThursSheriff’s offices are avail- ■ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April day, April 19, New Market able resources. To find out 10, Buckingham Clubhouse, Senior Center, 1611 Depot St., 801 Vanosdale Road. what crimes have occurred New Market. in your community, go to ■ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, ■ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 20, April 11, Harrogate Senior CenWest Park Baptist Church, 8833 ter, 310 Londonderry Road, On Wednesday, April 11, Middlebrook Pike. Harrogate. at 1 p.m., the Strang Senior ■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Center welcomes a travel ■ Noon to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 23-24, Maryville party with Starr Travel. Tuesday, April 16-17, Loudon First UMC, 804 Montvale StaCounty Senior Center, 901 There will be information, tion Road, Maryville. Main St., Loudon. prizes and goodies.


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Critter Tales The HALT program (Humans and Animals Learning Together) is about to kick off its spring training session with five lucky dogs from Young-Williams Animal Center. The program – which is celebrating its 25th anniversary – shows at-risk youth how to teach obedience training to dogs while building the adolescents’ self-confidence and social skills in the process. The dogs will be available for adoption once they graduate from the program. “Meet and greet” events with the animals will be held Saturday, April 14, at Mast General Store on Gay Street; Saturday, April 21, at Rita’s Italian Ice on Market Square; Saturday, April 28, at PetSmart on Morrell Road by West Town Mall; and Saturday, May 5, at Union Avenue Books on Union Avenue. During the last 25 years, 324 dogs have found homes after graduating from HALT and 1,300 adolescents have helped teach them manners.

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Sassy is a student in the spring semester of the HALT program. She will be looking for a forever home after she graduates. Photo submitted

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Casey Peer

From the desk of Casey Peer, Chief Dietitian

April 2012 PROGRAMS Don’t be DENSE: Trim Calories per Bite to Trim Pounds, April 19, noon-1 p.m. LiveWELL Lifestyle Change: Starts April 9, noon to 1:30 p.m. M-W-F. Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? Six-week book study, Every Tuesday, April 10 thru May 15, noon to 1 p.m. Hypothyroidism & Weight Management: April 12, noon to 1 p.m.; April 18, 5:306:30 p.m. The REAL Secret to Weight Loss: April 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; April 26, noon to 1 p.m. Duathlon/Triathlon Training: Eightweek training, Tuesdays, April 10 thru May 29, 5:30-7 p.m. Group setting, use of Spin Bikes & Treadmills; beginner to novice duathlete/triathlete. Focus on physical conditioning needed to complete a Sprint to Olympic distance triathlon/duathlon. YIN + Flow Yoga Series: Wednesdays, April 11 thru May 16, 6-7:30 p.m. What is YIN + Flow? 1.5 hour class, appropriate for all levels, fusion of YIN (long held poses) with Flow (rhythmic flow of postures). YIN targets the connective tissues which involve ligaments and joints that are not normally exercised in more active styles of yoga practice. Flow is a more flowing group of yoga poses that will build strength as well as flexibility.

Lifestyle change ‘Tried and true’ protection against adult onset diabetes By Mike Wigger Every day we are inundate d with the “newest and best” health informat ion – new products and foods that guarantee we will shed the weight and keep it off. Recent media outlets (New York Times, Good Morning America) have made popular a study claiming weight loss surgery is more effective in reducing and reversing type II diabetes than lifestyle intervention. It is informat ion like this that is devastati ng our society and further fueling the “quick fix” mentality. Make no mistake, the incidence of diabetes in the United States has tripled in the last 30 years and there is no doubt this is a critical issue facing our society today. Contradictory to the findings of the study, The NIH (Nationa l Institute s of Health), CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and NDEP (Nationa l Diabetes Education Program) conclude d after 10 years of research that intensive lifestyle changes, i.e., losing 5 to 7 percent of weight through increased physical activity and responsible nutrition prevented or delayed the onset of type II diabetes by 58 percent in people at high risk for the disease. The same researche rs also showed that metformi n, an oral diabetes drug, reduced the onset of type II diabetes by only 31 percent. Unfortun ately, the article from the Times only alludes

to one of many problems with weight loss surgery: a 31 percent success rate. This means about 2/3 of patients that undergo surgery do not see long term weight loss results. The article mentions , “Patients may lose 100 pounds or even more after the surgery. Most gain some weight back; some gain a lot back.” Lifestyle intervent ion has been shown to be effective 58 percent of the time in reducing or reversing the effects of type II diabetes for those at high risk. Compare this to the success rate of medication (31%) and surgery (31%), it is suddenly clear that lifestyle intervent ion is twice as effective as alternate treatments for such a prevalent and serious disease. So why then is lifestyle intervent ion seen as the least popular of treatment for type II diabetes? Unfortun ately, recent media made it seem as though weight loss surgery is the exclusive fix for type II diabetes. Type II diabetes is a lifestyle related disease, meaning it is develope d over time as a result of physical inactivity and poor nutrition habits (genetics also play a role). However, your stomach is not solely responsible for the development of type II diabetes, your lifestyle is. Why then is it acceptable to “fix” the stomach if the stomach isn’t the problem? You wouldn’t put a cast on your ankle if you broke your arm!

Proper nutrition and regular physical activity are still necessary for successfu l weight management. In order to ensure long term success, we must take a comprehe nsive approach to our health, not simply rely on surgery as a quick fix. Weight loss surgery can be a viable and necessar y treatment in some situation s, especiall y when serious health issues have already develope d because of excess weight. Whether or not weight loss surgery is used as treatment for type II diabetes, lifestyle intervent ion is the only way to guarante e long term success.

The LiveWEL L Lifestyle Change Program goes stepby-step through the behavior change process in order to develop life-long healthy habits. We teach the facts about nutrition, how to use exercise as medicine and even how to do it all on a budget. Provision Health & Wellness wants you to become a healthier, happier person, one step at a time. Join us Thursday, April 12, at 5 p.m. or Friday, April 13, at noon for an informat ional session to learn more about our LiveWEL L Lifestyle Change Program . Mike Wigger, MS, CSCS, is the Exercise Specialist/Wellness Coordinator at Provision Health & Wellness.

NUTRITION CLASSES: The Real Secret to Weight Loss Don’t Be DENSE: Trim Calories per Bite to Trim Pounds Hypothyroidism and Weight Management Diabetes Made Simple Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? (book study) For information on these and other classes, please call (865) 232-1414.

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