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New principal at Ball Camp Brandon Pratt is the new Ball Camp Elementary School principal, replacing Dr. LaKisha Waters who is moving out of town. Pratt has served as the principal at Sunnyview Primary School since 2010 and was the principal at Corryton Elementary Brandon Pratt School from 2008-10. He joined the Knox County Schools in 2001 as a teacher at Cedar Bluff Intermediate School and in 2005 was appointed as an assistant principal at A.L. Lotts. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s in Educational Leadership. Both degrees were conferred by the University of Mississippi.


Meet the interns

It’s summer (almost), which means the Shopper interns are back. Meet this year’s group and see photos from their tour last Tuesday of the News Sentinel plant. See pages A-8

Sims Market, RIP Historic Sims Market was demolished last week, two years after it closed. Theresa Edwards was there with a picture and tribute to the place where Karns and Hardin Valley residents liked to meet.

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By Theresa Edwards Karns Volunteer Fire Department’s new compressed air foam system (CAFS) firetruck sparks excitement with the firefighter team and the community. Shortly after its debut June 8, Engine 401 was put into action, responding to a mobile home fire on Diamond View Way in Karns at 3 a.m. June 9. “It was its christening, so to speak,” said Captain Jay Gregory. According to Gregory, the fire was quickly extinguished using less than 30 gallons of water with its new CAFS system. He estimated otherwise it would have required several hundred gallons of water. Thus, the fire was out quicker with less water damage. The family escaped safely. In addition to fire emergencies, the Karns VFD EMTs and paramedics had already responded to about 20 medical calls with its new firetruck as of noon June 11, according to Gregory. The department also assists with car accidents, often helping the rescue squad do vehicle extractions. The engine deploys new safety features. “It has air bags in the event of a rollover or frontal impact. It has new air pack locks on it that are a secondary source of keeping the firefighters in their seats in the event of a rollover. They don’t release unless the air brake is set. It also has independent front suspension, so it han-

dles and rides a little better. These are firefighter safety issues,” said Gregory. “You don’t want to jeopardize somebody’s life over not having these safety features.”

Karns VFD recently broke ground for its new Station 2 on Hardin Valley Road at Campbell Station Road, scheduled to Captain Jay Gregory is excited to have the new Engine 401 at Karns Station 1 to be completed in October. serve the community.

By Theresa Edwards For the community’s safety, the Karns pedestrian bridge over Highway 62 by Karns Elementary School is closed for renovation by TDOT, with work expected to be completed in July. Karns Community Club president Don Gordon asked member Norma Jean King to find out who was responsible for the bridge and to get them to do the repairs. This required research, going back to 1984 newspaper articles when the bridge was moved to Karns from the I-75 and I-40 intersection around when I-275 was constructed. The pedestrian bridge was erected in 1984 after two separate fatal pedestrian accidents on Oak Ridge Highway. TDOT did the move and renovation of the bridge at that time, thus making them the responsible construction party. King contacted Ron Campbell of TDOT. “Working with Ron has been a very pleasant experience,” said King. “They (TDOT) are replacing areas in the concrete deck that were bad. The metal steps are being repaired. The concrete steps on the school side are being replaced, and the metal steps on that side will be anchored in new footings. Also, some of the bracing at the bends is being replaced.” “I have been very pleased to have worked on this project with

The Karns pedestrian bridge over Highway 62 by Karns Elementary School is undergoing renovation by TDOT thanks to Karns Community Club efforts. Photos by T. Edwards of

Karns Community Club president Don Gordon applauds member Norma Jean King who worked on getting the bridge repaired by TDOT.

Don and Ron and look forward to working together in the future with the same type of teamwork,” said King.

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Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why? “My wife’s grandmother, Grace Adkinsson. My son knew her as “GG” for great-grandmother. She was quite a lady. I think the greatest thing she taught me was to hug!”

I still can’t quite get the hang of … “Regular exercise and a consistently healthy diet. I get focused, work out super hard, eat right and get in shape. Then I get complacent and forget about all the hard work it took to get fit and healthy. I then get fat and lazy again and start the process all over.”

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What is the best present you ever received in a box? “I was able to confirm that my future wife was the woman of my dreams when I opened up my gift for Christmas that contained a really super cool remote control car that I still have to this day (although in about 50 parts).”

Allison, Luke and Kate Myers may not love the “back roads car trips” planned by husband/dad Noah, but it was road trips with his family as a child that first introduced the Myers brothers to East Tennessee. Noah, co-owner with brother Knick of Myers Bros. Holdings, grew up in Oklahoma. Family trips included driving to Myrtle Beach, routed through Knoxville and East Tennessee. “We had great memories of this part of the country,” says Noah. “When the opportunity came to put an Ace Hardware at Dixie Lee Junction, which is what we did, we welcomed the chance to come here.” The Myers brothers owned and operated Ace Hardware until 2000, when they sold it and went into real estate development. Projects since then include Vista, a highend residential development off Virtue Road, and Renaissance Center, an office and retail campus on Kingston Pike near Watt Road. Noah, who is also on the Farragut Planning Commission and the city’s Visual Resource Review Board, has been on the board of Shangra-La Therapuetic Academy of Riding (STAR), the East Tennessee YMCA board and is a member of the Rotary Club of Farragut. Allison works for the town of Farragut as town recorder, and the family stays busy on the baseball field with Luke, 8, and Katie, 5. Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Noah Myers:

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you? hardware store on a Sunday afternoon with my son or daughter at my side. It didn’t come from the factory with seat belts, so my wife made me add them before she let me tote around the kids.”

What are you reading currently? “Robert Ludlum’s ‘Bourne Legacy’ by Eric Van Lustbader. I love a good book that is so ‘edge of your seat’ that it’s hard to put down.”

What was your most embarrassing moment? “The recent one that comes to mind was at the beginning of this year’s baseball season. My son’s baseball coach asked me to coach first base. I love to help out, but I am not the athletic one of the bunch. At the start of the game, I headed over to first. The other team’s coach came over to first base also. That was when I realized that you only coach first base when your team is at bat! I acted like I was making small talk with the ‘other’ first base coach and slowly moseyed back over to our dugout. Coach hasn’t asked me to cover first base since. I’m a great bat boy though!”

What are the top three things on your bucket list?

What is your favorite quote from a television show or movie?

“I would love to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with my family, take my future grandkids camping and get my pilot’s license.”

“Has to be Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s Vacation: ‘Why aren’t we flying? Because getting there is half the fun. You know that.’ I love to torture the family on long road trips by taking the back roads. We have traveled to both the Outer Banks and the Florida Gulf Coast on back roads only, no interstates. I’m not sure my wife enjoys it as much as I do, but it does make for great memories.”

What is one word others often use to describe you and why? “Composed. A good friend of mine says I am ‘calm, collected and copacetic.’ My kids may disagree with this when I rant about their messy rooms or the cake crumbs stuck in the couch cushions. But life is too short to be ill tempered. I’ll leave that to my wife when I don’t listen. … See next question.”

What are you guilty of? “I am absolutely guilty of pretending to listen to my wife when I’m not.”

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

What is your favorite material possession?

“I think that I would try to listen to my wife more.”

“Other than my Bible given to me by my surrogate parents (aka my in-laws, Mike and Lois), my favorite material possession is my restored 1950 GMC threequarter ton stake bed truck. Nothing beats a trip to the

What is your passion? “Building things. I enjoy the process of building: being able to start with an idea or concept then manage the entire

“God gave you two ears and one mouth for a reason. You should use them proportionally!”

What is the worst job you have ever had? “I worked for an accounting firm in college. I quickly learned that I did not want to be an accountant, but I was too far along (and burned out on school) to change my degree. It was very hard for me to stay inside in an office and sit behind a desk all day.”

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon and why? “Definitely the old school ‘Batman.’ He drove a really cool car and beat up the bad guys with ‘Pow!’ and ‘Wham!’ My older brother always got to play Batman, and I was relegated to play Robin. It was always a ton of fun until Batman tried out his ‘batarang’ on me. Long story short, I ended up hanging by my belt from the ceiling of the garage. Our ‘Bat mother’ came out, screaming, ‘What are you doing?’ I pulled the tears back in and said, ‘Nothing. Just playing.’ My brother let me play Batman all afternoon for keeping him out of trouble.”

What irritates you? “It irritates me when people think the rules don’t apply to them.”

What’s one place in Farragut everyone should visit? “I think that everyone should visit the Dixie Lee Farmers Market at Renaissance Farragut. This is a great weekly event for Farragut, helping to build community spirit and also support the local economy.”

What is your greatest fear? “My children preceding me to Heaven. Explanation shouldn’t be necessary.”

If you could do one impulsive thing, what would it be? “I would love to hit life’s pause button and hike the 2,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. What a great way to connect with God and appreciate the beauty of His creation.” It can be your neighbor, club leader, bridge partner, boss, father, teacher – anyone you think would be interesting to Farragut Shopper-News readers. Email suggestions to Sherri Gardner Howell, Include contact info if you can.

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The session provided the opportunity for open communication with KnoxWorx partners, including resume critiquing and networking. The guest speaker was Roger Woods, UT chaplain. He utilizes his visionary leadership and excellent administrative ability to encourage, enrich and empower individuals. Woods stressed the importance of being relational. “Everyone is busy, busy, busy,” he said. He shared how we need to take the time to encourage others, to let them know “they can do it.” The next KnoxWorx workshop is tentatively set for Thursday, July 26, at King College. Participants should confirm the date and location, and must RSVP online at www.knoxworx. org. The next workshop will include an employer’s perspective on what he/she looks for in a candidate and the best positioning to be seriously considered. They also plan to offer one-onone opportunities with HR professionals for personal feedback. There will be an advanced resume tools and informational interviewing career workshop 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the University of Phoenix, 10133 Sherrill Blvd., Suite 120. They are also holding a career fair the following week 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 27. ■

Knox Comic and Anime convention

Halloween was not early this year. Crowds came to The Falls Convention Center on June 9-10 dressed up for the costume contest at the Knoxville Comic and Anime Con. Comic fans also came for camaraderie, to meet famous comic writers and artists, and visit dealers’ booths to add to their collections with rare, new, unique and cool items. Four people dressed as characters from “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” came as strangers but quickly became friends when they recognized each other as a “matching set of friends from the show.” They were Ashley Witt (Twilight), Emily Klemmer (Queen Chrysalis), Micah Howell (Princess

Instructor Kristan Nanny demonstrates use of a microscope at the CSI experience summer camp at Pellissippi State Community College. Luna) and Lyndsey Huchison (Pinkie Pie). ■

UT chaplain Roger Woods gives an encouraging talk at the KnoxWorx breakfast workshop at King College.

Clay Griffin, an employer of Rembco construction, shakes hands with Evan Crass of Faith Promise Church and KnoxWorx. Behind them are Donald Truza, KnoxWorx board member, and David Beaman of Beaman Imports who is also a deacon at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church that helped set up KnoxWorx. Several others came to the breakfast and workshop by KnoxWorx at King College on June 12. Photos by T. Edwards of

PSTCC summer camps

Pellissippi State Community College is holding summer camps for school-age children various weeks in June and July. These camps include: the CSI experience, adventures in paper, basket making, art, claymation, creACTivity, imaginACTion, keyboarding, manners come from the heart, Microsoft Office sampler, photo-rific, social networking for teens and webpage design. The CSI experience was taught by Kristan Nanny, a West High School science teacher. These summer camp classes covered simple forensic techniques. Lab activities included fingerprinting and analysis, preparing slides with cheek cells, DNA extraction and use of microscope/dissecting scope to analyze hair, skin, fingerprints and cheek cells. At the culmination of the classes, students use what they have learned to try to identify the suspect to solve a mock crime. “The kids seem to really enjoy it,” Nanny said. “We do something called a banana farm where we hang bananas outside and they take notes on the bugs and the decay of the bananas over the week. They really like to do that. They have fun.”

Historic Sims Market and Deli is demolished June 11, about two years after being closed. It used to be where the informal “Hardin Valley breakfast club” met. Since Sims closed, the “club” gathers at Food City Deli, located close to the Sims Market site, to eat and chat.


■ Council of West Knox County Homeowners meets at 7:15 p.m. each first Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Info: ■ Greater Karns Business Association meets at noon each second Thursday at the Karns Community Club building on Oak Ridge Highway. Info: Alisa Pruett, 603-4273, or ■ Karns Republican Club meets 7 p.m. each ■ Sims Market and first Tuesday at Karns Deli demolished Middle School library. Info: Historic Sims Market Lorraine Coffey, 660-3677. ■ Karns Lions Club and Deli was demolished June 11 after being closed will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday, for two years. The building June 18, at the Karns Comhad code violations and was munity Club building on condemned. The property Oak Ridge Highway. They is owned by Knox County will have the installation Schools and sits next to Karns Fire Station 2 on Hardin Valley Road.

Ashley Witt, Emily Klemmer, Micah Howell and Lyndsey Huchison dress as characters from “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” at the Knoxville Anime Con.

of officers at this meeting. Info: www.karnslionsclub. com/. ■ West Knox Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday at Shoney’s on Lovell Road. ■ District 6 Demo-

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at 2:30 p.m. Arrive early for security checks and to get a good spot at the ceremony. Reception will follow. Janet Testerman Crossley, former first lady, was first to assemble the portraits of Knoxville’s 68 mayors (63 at the time). She deserves credit for this endeavor. Greenways: This past week, I interviewed Lori Goerlich, the new city parks and greenways coordinator. Accompanying her was Jesse Mayshark, current Rogero spokesperson who used to interview me when he was the investigative reporter for Metro Pulse. An interesting reversal of roles. Next week I will have details of the interview. Conference: Mayor Rogero spent two days in Orlando at the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. She has not yet determined on which committees she will serve. The USCM meeting lasted four days and represents an opportunity from my own experience to network with other mayors and high level administration officials such as Vice President Biden and cabinet officials. This trip is one worth the cost to taxpayers. Most times the mayor will learn ideas worth implementing in Knoxville. Williams Creek: Five council members plus state Sen. Becky Massey were at the news conference celebrating the purchase of properties by Tennessee Clean Water Network along Williams Creek in East Knoxville. They were led by Daniel Brown, who lives nearby, and included Finbarr Saunders, Marshall Stair, Mark Campen and Duane Grieve. This may lead to another greenway in a beautiful part of the city near the Knoxville Botanical Gardens. Hopefully, work on this will start this calendar year. Brown, who represents the area on council, will be monitoring it. There is a nearby dump on Daily Street which is an eyesore and health hazard. Hopefully, the city will move to remove it.

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Burchett’s victory lap County Mayor Tim Burchett came to the Fountain City Business and Professional Club ready to defend his budget, but he didn’t get a lot of pushback over his battle with the school system, which wanted a $35 million annual increase for new programs, technology enhancements and an extensive building/ renovation program. County Commission pretty much went Burchett’s way, but came up with an additional $4 million for education, over the mayor’s objections. The sharpest exchange of the day actually came when County Commissioner R. Larry Smith attacked school board member Indya Kincannon for the deteriorating condition of vacant school buildings. “Closing down Rule

Betty Bean High School was the worst thing the schools ever did,� he said. “And the day we (County Commission) got Oakwood (Elementary School), the roof caved in.� Kincannon reminded Smith that County Commission nixed a deal to hand over the old South Elementary School to a developer and said that maintaining vacant buildings is difficult financially, because the school system’s first obligation is to spend money where the students are. “We often can’t afford to maintain these old buildings or restore them to their previous glory,� Kincannon said.

Burchett told the group that the $677,717,291 budget (for fiscal year starting July 1) has approximately $13 million in new funding for school operations, which constitutes a greater increase than the last three years combined, he said. (These numbers do not include a $3 million appropriation for an intensive kindergarten through 3rd grade reading program.) Earlier this year, county employees got a raise totalling $3 million annually, yet general government spending decreased by $331,000. “Why? “ Burchett asked. “Because that’s what I had control over.� He said that department heads have trimmed costs by measures such as replacing retirees by increasing the duties and the pay of existing employees rather

Tim Burchett than making new hires. Funding the Uniformed Officers Pension Plan will cost more than $5 million, not including the bond payment, Burchett said. The county’s debt load sits at more than $1 billion. Burchett said his administration has trimmed that by $20 million this year and is on pace to carve out another $110 million over the next 5 years, in part by not borrowing more than is paid down each year.

Massey sets re-election kickoff By Anne Hart If you didn’t know any better, you might have thought you were at a family reunion at West Knox Republican Club meeting last week. With just a few exceptions, most of this crowd that gathers once a month for supper and politicking has been doing so for many years now. Some of them actually are family, like the speaker for the evening, state Sen. Becky Duncan Massey, and her nephew, John Duncan III, who is Knox County trustee. Also at the meeting, was political newcomer Nick Ciparro, who is running for Congress in the Aug. 2 primary against Becky’s brother and John’s dad, U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr.

Massey told the group that in her first year she was the only newcomer out of 132 people. “Thank goodness I had a lot of friends there.� Over the years she had made many trips to Nashville to work on issues involving the nonprofit Sertoma Center, which she serves as executive director. One of the most significant pieces of legislation passed this year helps curb prescription drug abuse Becky Massey through a statewide database. “It is another step in That’s OK. Everyone was fighting the drug problem, nice and polite and there and I believe it will make a were no fisticuffs, just the huge difference, especially usual bunch of politicians in doctor shopping.� Massey will formally ancircling the room to shake the same hands they have nounce her campaign for rebeen shaking at these meet- election at the Foundry at ings for who knows how World’s Fair Park from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19. long.

Club president Gary Loe, himself a candidate for the state House in District 13, made certain all officeholders and candidates were introduced. Also introduced was Alexander Waters, Knox County campaign manager for Mitt Romney for President. He told the group, “If you’re tired of out-ofcontrol budgets and tired of deficits, Romney is your man.� He was preaching to the choir. Mary Ann Thompson who works with Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.� Jones, said next month’s club meeting will be at the Rothchild facility on Kingston Pike. As always, the highlight will be the auction of cakes and other pastries donated by elected officials.

whose company renovated the Southeastern Glass building on the corner of Jackson and Broadway, expressed his frustration about the crumbling structure down the street from his building. “When we did Southeastern Glass, we were out on the edge. It’s hard out there – it’s hard on the edge. We need the city’s commitment to follow through. And McClung is a huge stumbling block. Sometimes the private sector gets in the way. It’s important that government does what it alone can do,� he said. He cited Market Square – “the city’s living room� – as the best example of his theory. “Only the city and KCDC could have developed the public spaces on Market Square.� Downtown developer John Craig, who has restored the S&W, Harold’s Deli and

Emory Place, agreed. “One of the things the city has done well has been judicious use of strategic investment.� He approves of tax incentives like PILOTs (payments in lieu of taxes) and TIFs (tax increment financing) to move projects along. Most of Budd Cullom’s work has been in suburban areas, but now he and his partner Jim Harrison are working on University Commons, which will bring a Walmart and a Publix to the old Fulton Bellows plant on the edge of the UT campus. It’s Cullom’s first foray close to the heart of Knoxville, and he said he wishes people understood that tax increment financing isn’t a handout. “There are people in financial circles and in government who don’t understand how it works. A TIF is not a direct subsidy. These are loans that are paid back.�

Blight fight Developing success in the city By Betty Bean A nationally known consultant who came to Knoxville to advise city officials about dealing with blighted property saw striking differences between downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods. Alan Mallach of the Center for Community Progress was enthusiastic about Market Square. “I was struck by how drastically the character of the area changes when you leave downtown,â€? Mallach said. “This is the sort of place that people from other places go to France or Italy and come back raving about. But neighborhoods are critical. ‌â€?

Mallach said the issue of property rights frequently becomes a stumbling block to combating blight. “Property rights cut in a lot of different directions. Anybody sitting on a piece of property and allowing it to blight is interfering with their neighbors just as surely as if he’s going around and dumping garbage on their properties.� The massive, deteriorating hulk of the McClung Warehouses on Jackson Avenue, where a suspicious 2007 fire threatened to burn out the north end of downtown, was the most frequently-mentioned example of Malach’s property rights versus the neighbors theory. Conversion Properties representative Joe Petrie,

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Pieces of history fit for a king

them co-founded TAMIS, a nonprofit that preserves local and regional film, music, TV shows and other slices of

East Tennessee history. The collection includes everything from “Mid-Day Merry Go Round” recordings to early film shot in Knoxville to an old WTVK Channel 26 camera. But Elvis is there, too, and why not? The King was the flashpoint for the whole darn thing. Plus, Presley considered himself a Tennessean and made three or four legendary stops in Knoxville. One of Reeves’ best “finds” is a long-thought-lost audio recording from Elvis’ matinee performance at Stokely Athletic Center on April 8, 1972. His latest pieces of Presley were donated by Carolyn Turner, an Elvis collector from Fountain City who originally lived in Mississippi and belonged to that state’s first Elvis fan club. “She loved Elvis Presley and wanted this stuff to go to somebody who cared about it and would not sell it.” Her collection includes pristine vinyl records from Elvis’ career – including rare

soundtrack albums – that look like they just rolled off the assembly line. She also donated never-before-seen photographs, including shots from Elvis’ December 1975 engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton. But the rarest item is the original “Mid-South” edition of the Memphis Press-Scimitar newspaper from Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1977, with its headline: “A lonely life ends on Elvis Presley Boulevard.” Yellowing copies of a special edition can be found in attics and antique stores everywhere. But the edition that rolled off the presses the day after Elvis died is ultra rare. Take a look at your copy if

Fame. Former Volunteers elected him an honorary letterman. SID peers gave him plaques and trophies and eventually voted him into their hall of fame. This final award is the best they can do. A few thousand Tennessee fans, through the years, heard Bud’s civic club previews of Volunteer football but most of what he did was behind the scenes. He managed the flow of news, Neyland Stadium press box, basketball adventures and responded to a multitude of special requests from sportswriters and broadcasters. “Ford always let it be known that he stood for integrity, passion and tradition when it came to his beloved University of Tennessee,” said John Painter,

another former member of the revised UT department. Painter said it was the same for everybody, boss, student intern, eager fan. Doug Dickey said: “Bud Ford was typical of the heart and soul of Tennessee athletics. He bled orange, wore orange and probably sang ‘Rocky Top’ in the shower. His work ethic for UT was amazing.” John Majors said Bud was one of the most valuable to an athletics department he has ever known. “I’ve worked with some mighty good people, and Bud Ford is as good as they come. He is honest and loyal to the highest degree and has great integrity. He is extremely efficient and knowledgeable about his profession.”

Phillip Fulmer said: “Bud Ford loves Tennessee with a passion that showed in the way he did his job. … Whatever the situation, you could be sure he always was protective of the integrity, tradition and image that make Tennessee football special.” Here’s what I say: Amen. He was that and more. Alas, there may not be another forever Volunteer. He was a boyhood fan. He earned a UT degree and never wanted to be anywhere else. Gus Manning did it that way. Haywood Harris almost did. He worked in the real world for a little while. Bud was truly dedicated. I doubt he ever made a decision not based on what was best for Tennessee. Incidentally, when you called 974-

Did you know that Elvis Presley is indirectly responsible for the founding of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound at the East Tennessee History Center?

Jake Mabe Pull up a chair and let me tell you about it. Film archivist, Bearden native and uber Elvis fan Bradley Reeves attended an Orphans Film Symposium in Columbia, S.C., a few years ago. He took with him a Super 8mm version of Elvis’ 1968 NBC-TV “comeback” special. Librarians do not normally get all shook up over Elvis. But when he screened part of the special, he noticed one woman who was “really diggin’ it, man.” That turned out to be

Bradley Reeves holds the original edition of the Memphis Press-Scimitar from Aug. 17, 1977, announcing Elvis Presley’s death. The newspaper and other Elvis items were donated to the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound by Barbara Turner. Photos by Jake Mabe Louisa Trott of London, England. Long story made short, Louisa moved to Knoxville, married Brad and the two of

Ford 1, UT 0 Shhh, don’t tell anybody. Bud Ford is back near the news. Try to keep it quiet. The former UT associate athletic director for media relations, arm-wrestling the university over a post-retirement service contract rejected by Dave Hart, is going to St. Louis next week. Bud will pay his own way, take one more bow and receive a lifetime achievement award from America’s sports information directors. This is big stuff, top of the mountain among those who still serve what remains of the media. In his 45 and a half years

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1212, somebody answered the phone. When asked to retire, it was correct for him to step aside. He is 67. I thought the university should have honored the historian contract without discussion. The previous athletic director made the agreement. The chancellor knew about it. A deal, signed and dated, is a deal. Eliminate the job? Clear the decks, make way for the new guys? Save $40,000? In a many-million-dollar department, this would have been a token investment for institutional memory. Dave Hart, clearly in charge of all athletics, should have said OK and spent an additional $300 – for a gold watch. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

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you’ve got one. If yours has a blue box on the front talking about reprinting the edition to meet demand and a box on the masthead that says “special edition,” you’ve got the mass-produced one. Reeves has been defending Elvis to critics that for some insane reason turned their nose up to The King and missed his magic. I guess Elvis didn’t seem hip to a generation turned on to Bob Dylan and The Beatles, but if all you know of him is either “Elvis the Pelvis” or the sweaty, bloated Southern Gothic caricature, you’ve missed Elvis Presley. And you’ve missed the point. “Listen to the voice. Listen to the feeling he puts into each song, even on the worst movie soundtrack. He’s giving it everything he has. “He did such a wide range of great music and did it well. Nobody else can say that.” Plus, Presley helped put into motion events that would lead to the preservation of East Tennessee’s rich film, TV and music history. They didn’t call him The King for nothin.’

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‘A true American hero’ decorated hero of the First World War. A Medal of Honor winner, York and seven others took 132 German soldiers prisoner along the Decauville rail line north of PALL M ALL , TENN. – The Chatel-Chéhéry, France, on tall, graying, distinguishedOct. 8, 1918. York did most looking man was sitting just of the dirty work singleto the right of the entrance handedly. to the home of America’s York’s heroics remained most famous soldier from largely unknown in the World War I. United States until his tale I did a double take. He was told in a 1919 edition of looked familiar, a bit like The Saturday Evening Post. Gary Cooper. He then became a living legend. He and his longtime sweetheart, Gracie Williams, were married by no less than Tennessee Gov. Albert Roberts in York’s native Pall Mall, an unincorporated area near Jamestown, after the war. York refused to cash in on his fame, opting instead to live in Pall Mall (where he was not universally liked) to establish The Alvin C. York Foundation to boost educational opportunities in the rural area. York said, “The only way to break the vicious cycle of poverty that grips this region is through education.” He turned down offers to film his story until 1940, when he negotiated the film contract himself. The result was the Howard Hawks classic “Sgt. York” (1941), which stars Gary Cooper. Cooper won an Oscar for Best Actor and “Sgt. York” Ted Griffith and Doug Harned stand beside the Alvin C. York was the highest grossing burial plot at Pall Mall, Tenn. The lifelong friends had talked film of 1941. Andrew Jackabout visiting York’s grave for years and finally did so over Me- son York says the movie is morial Day weekend. Griffith is a former sportswriter for the dai- “about 90 percent true.” One part that isn’t factual ly Knoxville Journal and Harned is a former biologist with TVA.

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His name is Andrew Jackson York. He is the son of the legendary Sgt. Alvin C. York, a true Tennessee legend. Andrew York, 81, works for the state park service. Appropriately enough, he is stationed at the house in which he was born. He is unassuming, humble and perfectly polite. Chances are you know his father’s story. Alvin C. York was a wild child turned pacifist Christian turned

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Andrew Jackson York sits just outside the bedroom in which he was born, which belonged to his famous father, Sgt. Alvin C. York, and his mother, Gracie. Andrew now works for the state park service at the York home in Pall Mall, Tenn. Photos by Jake Mabe is the film’s finale, in which Gracie leads Alvin down a road to a house that “had been paid for by the people of Tennessee.” Well, not quite. The Nashville Rotary gave York 400 acres of land and a heavily-mortgaged home. York had to borrow money to stock the farm. The Rotary, which was paying for the land in installments, was unable to meet its commitments. An appeal to Rotary Clubs nationwide helped get York out of a jam. Andrew Jackson York told me that the only Tennessee governor to ever visit the home was Ned Ray McWherter. That is pathetic. I was asked to tag along on this Memorial Day weekend pilgrimage to Pall Mall with former TVA biologist Doug Harned and Ted Griffith, a former sportswriter for the daily Knoxville Journal. They have been best friends since childhood and have wanted to pay their respects to York for years. Harned’s

Alvin C. York’s grave at Wolf River Cemetery in Pall Mall, Tenn. son, Dean, a social studies teacher at Gibbs High School, also came along for the ride. We also visited York’s grave at Wolf River Cemetery and the mill he ran for years. The mill’s sorter was made in Knoxville. The cemetery is located in the Valley of the Three Forks, a serene spot that looks a lot

like sections of Cades Cove. As we were leaving the York home, Doug Harned turned to Andrew York and said, “Your father is a true American hero.” The tall, distinguishedlooking man grinned ever-so-slightly and said in his Southern drawl, “We think so.”

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Grace Baptist 5K By Theresa Edwards Grace Baptist Church held its first 5K race June 9, coordinated by the women’s ministry. “Our women’s ministry is newly revived. This is our kick-off year. We wanted to provide a community activity for families to have fun and make memories together. Hopefully this will become an annual event,” said coordinator Pat Wade. The race course went down the parking lot, to Karns Fire Station and back, around the parking lot and building, and ending across the football field next door. There was musical entertainment along with free food and coupons provided by Campbell’s Pool and Spa, Scoles Chiropractic, Bojangles, Ingles and Hardees. Grace Baptist Church also thanked financial sponsors Vaughn Pharmacy, Downtown Dental, Axiom Machining, Ritchie Tractor and Charis In Action Ministry Center.

Becky Stewart, wife of the Rev. Ron Stewart, gets ready to run in the 5K race. She enjoys running in a lot of races around town.

Pat Wade, women’s ministry coordinator, says Pam Coleman is her “right arm.”

Grace Baptist Church has its first 5K race, inviting the community to participate. Enjoying the race are Karla Hopkins and Sara Cox. Photos by T. Edwards of


Without a bat! When Jesus heard what had happened [to John the Baptist], he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. (Matthew 14:13) Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. (Matthew 14: 22-23 NIV)

Between the two passages quoted above, Jesus fed the 5,000. I can relate. It was what I call “a day in the Refuge.” It was the normal (mostly pleasant) confusion of lots of folks, lots of needs, enough volunteers (thank God), and one person’s enthusiastic conversation on the phone, which happens to be situated just outside my office door, for semi-strict monitoring purposes. I had survived a truly awful day earlier in the week, and was still trying to put my reports (and my nervous system) back together. Additionally, I was up against some deadlines, which always raises the adrenaline level. One of our neighbors stuck his head in to say “Hello,” and ask how I was doing.

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CROSS CURRENTS “I have too many plates I am trying to keep in the air,” I replied. He grinned at me and said, “What you need is a baseball bat!” I laughed and kept typing. Then I stopped. I realized the import of what he had said. I went out to the lobby area where he was talking to the person behind the desk. I put my hand on his shoulder and said, “You know, you are a wise man.

You are absolutely right. I ■ A Carr Family Reunion for need to take a good swing descendents of John Carr at some of those things and and Mary Etta Whitson just get rid of them! Get will be held noon to 6 p.m. ’em outta here!” Saturday, June 23, at Gibbs Ruritan Club on Tazewell He grinned at me, and Pike. Bring a dish to share asked, “Will you do it?” for lunch at 2 p.m. Info: April “I already am doing it,” I Gosnell-Parker, 312-5086 or told him. It is true. I am in the ■ The Russell, Duncan, process of giving up some Jones, Tinnell Reunion things I love because there for the friends and families were just too many plates of Lee and Leona Duncan to juggle. And because life Russell and Walter and Ann is about more than work, Jones will be held 5 p.m. even work I enjoy. Saturday, June 23, at Hill Top I need time. Like Jesus, Baptist Church on Walker I need time to be still, to Road. Bring a covered dish pray, to go off into the wilto share. Ice and paper derness (or to the creek) goods furnished. Bring pictures to display. Info: and think for a while. I 250-8252. need to refill the wells. I have to say, though, ■ Central High School Class of 1962 will hold its 50-year that writing for this space reunion July 6-7. Info: Bob is not one of the things I am willing to give up. This is one of the ways I work things out, how I consider meaning, how I deal with life, how I wrestle with Scripture, how I praise my Maker. I am so grateful for the Call ways in which Jesus’ example gives me permission to be who I am, and to be true TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL to myself. Honest, Reliable Service Since 1971 And when the needs of the people I serve are really great, he will give me the strength and patience to help them. Even without a baseball bat.

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37938. Info: Debbie Helton Keebler, 922-0049.

■ Central High School Class of 1967 will hold its 45th reunion Friday through Sunday, July 22-24. Info: Idonna Tillery Bryson, 6885816, or Ann Paylor Williams, 687-7759.

■ Halls High School Class of 1965 will hold a reunion July 28 at Beaver Brook Country Club. Any class is welcome. Info/reservations: George VanDeGriff, 922-8345 or 278-6724.

■ Fulton High School Class of 1972 is planning its 40th reunion celebration 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at The Foundry, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, and will include a catered dinner buffet, photos by a professional photographer that will be available online, Jake the DJ from Ogle Entertainment and more. The cost is $55 until July 13 and $75 at the door. Dress is business casual. Mail registration to: FHS Class Reunion, 4224 Williamson Drive, Knoxville, TN

■ Standard Knitting Mills reunion is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the John T. O’Connor Senior Center. Any employee or relative is welcome. Food donations are accepted; limited to finger foods. Info: 523-5463.


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Music services

■ Grace Baptist Church, 7171 Oak Ridge Highway, will host its annual “Grace American Cookout” at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 1, with fireworks to follow. Guest speaker and nationally recognized war hero Clebe McClary will speak at the church that morning at 8:45 and 10:30. Everyone is invited. Info: www.gracebc. org.

■ Farragut Presbyterian Church, 209 Jamestowne Blvd., will host a farewell concert by the UT Chamber Singers as they prepare to leave for a 10day choral residency in Belfast and Dublin. The concert, “To the Emerald Isle,” will be held 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, and will include a variety of music the group plans to perform during the trip. Everyone is invited.

Community Services

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■ 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. Refreshments will be served. Info: 675-2835.

Festivals ■ St. Mark UMC, 7001 S. Northshore Drive, will have a peach festival 2-5 p.m. Saturday, July 14. There will be games, baked goods, peach ice cream and a live bluegrass band. All activities are free, and everyone is invited. Info: 588-0808.

■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, holds a beginner yoga class 6-7 p.m. Mondays 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 ■ Beaver Ridge UMC will hold Open Gym Night each Wednesday during summer from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. Elementary-age children must have a guardian accompany them. Info: randycreswell@ or 690-1060. ■ Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive, has started Young Adult Professionals for anyone age 22-35 who wants to network with other young business professionals in the West Knoxville area. Seasoned professionals

will discuss their experiences and how to live out your faith while growing into your profession. Info: Glenna Manning,, or Kelsey Feldman, kelsing01@

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

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‘Train Your Trainer’ Fitness Together locations will host “Train Your Trainer” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23. All funds raised will help the Open House for the Alzheimer’s Association of East Tennessee. FT clients and friends are invited to take their trainer of choice through the workout of their choice in exchange for a donation. There will be complementary appetizers, drinks and chair massages, and a silent auction will be held as well. Everyone is invited. Info: 357-8863.

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Junior dance camp

Jake Mabe and Sandra Clark welcome the new interns to the program, show the first paper printed (june 1, 1971) after Clark bought the Shopper and talk about the days of printing without computers. Photo by Ruth White

This year’s Shopper-News interns are Mitchell Kolinsky, Madison Noe, Caroline Longmire, Elizabeth Longmire, Sarah Dixon, Mitchell “Chill” Zavadil and Ethan Sanders. Not pictured are Jacob Messing and Melinda Taylor. Photo by R. White

The interns have arrived! at Halls High in the fall. Noe likes science and music classes and hopes to gain more knowledge about different places in Knoxville. Asked if she would rather walk by a stream or climb a mountain, Noe responded, “Climb the mountain!” So, it is not surprising that her favorite song is “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey. Jacob Messing will attend Karns High in the fall as a 9th grade student. He enjoys science and technology and watching the New York Yankees. Described as curious, i ntel l igent and hopeful, Messing Messing would prefer to climb a mountain over walking by a stream. Mitchell Kolinsky is a rising sophomore at CAK and loves being in the outdoors, whether it be playing football or enjoying the scenery. If he had to choose between walking by a stream or climbing a tall mountain, Kolinsky is ready to conquer the mountain. During the internship he hopes to fine-tune his people skills and experience new things. Ethan Sanders will be a 7th grade student at Halls

By Ruth White It is summertime and that can only mean one thing – the Shopper interns have arrived and are ready to venture out and get to know Knoxville up close and personal. Sarah Dixon is a rising 9th grade student at Halls High. She is most interested in politics and government (you may have found your successor, Sandra) and music. Through the intern program Dixon hopes to better her people and writing skills. Caroline Longmire will be a sophomore at Gibbs High next school year. She is a second-year intern who hopes to meet influential people at the places she visits this summer. Described as smart, responsible and caring, Longmire enjoys English and science courses at school. Elizabeth Longmire is also a rising sophomore at Gibbs High and back for a second round of interning this summer. This independent, driven leader plans on a future in broadcast journalism and hopes to gain more knowledge on the subject through the program. Madison Noe returns for a second year of the Shopper intern program and will be a sophomore

Middle School in the fall. Sanders is interested in technology and music, and enjoys cheering for the Tennessee Vols. If he had to walk by a stream or climb a tall mountain, Sanders would conquer the mountain. Melinda Taylor is a rising 9th grade student at Catholic High. She enjoys music and English and watching the U.S. Olympic swim team. T a y l o r admires writers and hopes to Taylor improve her writing skills and experience life as a journalist through the internship. Mitchell “Chill” Zavadil is a rising 9th grade student and is deciding between attending Farragut High and Catholic for school in the fall. Zavadil is a musician and likes any song written by the Beatles. He is also interested in technology and enjoys capturing life on video. He would rather walk by a stream as opposed to climbing a mountain. Through the intern program Zavadil hopes to gain a better understanding of how businesses work.

Interns learn the ropes By Sara Barrett Last week’s game plan was a crash course in photography and reporting by the staff at the Shopper, followed by lunch at Cancun Mexican restaurant and a tour of the Knoxville News Sentinel’s press room. Sandra Clark took a stroll down memory lane, while Jake Mabe described being the only print journalist who got

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SPORTS NOTES ■ Baseball tournament, Friday through Sunday, June 22-24, Halls Community Park. T-ball to 14U, open to all. Info: 992-5504 or email ■ Bearden Bulldogs Junior Cheer Camp will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, June 25-27, for ages 5-14. Registration is $55 and includes a camp T-shirt and insurance. There will be a live performance on the final day of camp and again at a Bearden home football game in August. All proceeds will go toward the yearly expenses of BHS football cheerleaders. To register: www. Info: beardencheerleaders@ or call Dawn Irwin, 680-9086. ■ Roane State annual Boys Basketball Camp for boys age 8-14 will be held Monday through Friday, June 18-22. It will be taught by Raiders coach Randy Nesbit. The cost is $115. Info: 882-4583. ■ The 10th annual KARM Dragon Boat Festival will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at The Cove at Concord Park. Info: 742-4306 or www.knoxville. ■ Knoxville Youth Athletics will host its annual summer track and field program for local youth ages 5-18 through Saturday, June 23. Practices are held 6:30 to 8 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Registration is $40 (maximum $95 per family). Info: www.ktcyouthathletics. org or 385-6237.

Commerical print coordinator Karen Schmidt shows the interns the distribution area from the balcony above the floor. Photo by ■ T-ball tournament, open to Mitchell Kolinsky

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“This is where the magic happens”

past the gatekeepers at C.H. Butcher’s funeral. On Tuesday, we’ll explore the Knox County Health Department and Knox Area Rescue Ministries with lunch at WDVX and the Blue Plate Special. The interns will spend the summer exploring Knoxville and meeting people who help make this city a great place to live, work and visit.

Bearden High Dance Team’s Junior Dance Camp will be held in the BHS gym 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 28-29, for grades kindergarten through 5th. All campers will perform Friday night and awards will be given. The cost is $50. Those who register by June 22 will receive a free T-shirt. Info: email bhsdancecamp@

During our first day as Shopper-News interns, we took a tour of the Knoxville News Sentinel and experienced what it is like to work at a daily newspaper. Our tour guide, commercial print coordinator Karen Schmidt, first took us in the office area where you could find people hard at work on the next day’s paper. After checking out what it was like to see what was actually going into the paper, we got to see the printing process in action. Schmidt took us to the room where pictures are developed onto the plates, a process that involves lasers and very detailed work to make sure none of the ink is smudged or blurred. We were then taken to the place where the magic happens. Before us was a $20 million, 12-tower printing press that came all the way from Germany. Completely computer operated, the press can print a maximum of 70,000 papers in an hour. The News Sentinel, The Oak Ridger and the UT

Daily Beacon are printed on that press. Right behind the press is its control room. It is sectioned off according to which area of the press it operates. A few stories under the press, we entered the paper loading dock. This area is filled with huge rolls of paper that are picked up and inserted into the press by robots. Five large ink storage units are located in the back corner and include yellow, blue, red and black, all painted their certain color, except a second black tank that is painted UT orange! After seeing the behindthe-scenes action, we finally got to see where the finished newspaper would come out. Though the press wasn’t running while we were there, there were still rolls and rolls of next week’s comics ready to be inserted into the paper. A process that one would think would take hours only takes one and a half! It was a wonderful and interesting experience to see how a newspaper is made and printed.

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all T-ball and 6U coach pitch, Friday through Sunday, June 22-24. Info: 992-5504 or ■ Baseball tournament, open to all T-ball and 14U, Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 1. Info: 992-5504 or

COMMUNITY CLUBS ■ Captain W.Y.C. Hannum Chapter #1881, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will have its final meeting of the year 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Green Meadow Country Club in Alcoa. Newly elected officers will be announced for the 2012-2014 term. Special guest Brenda Hall McDonald of the Remembrance of 150 Year Committee will bring the Division Sesquicentennial Quilt to display. Everyone is invited. Dinner is $20. Info: Elaine Clonts Russell, 980-6346, or Debra Wilson, 856-9300. ■ Knoxville Writers’ Group will meet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Naples Italian restaurant on Kingston Pike. Members will read from works-in-progress and published works. Allinclusive lunch is $12. RSVP by Monday, June 25, 9833740. Everyone is invited.

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Papers are delivered to the distribution area on a belt from the print room. Photo by Ethan Sanders

Nominations for Central High School’s wall of fame for 2012 should be emailed to or faxed to 922-4467. The deadline is June 30. Any questions, contact CHS Foundation president R. Larry Smith at 922-5433.

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Hear better for the best of your life at Weaver Hearing Aid Center By Sandra Clark Gary Weaver has seen big changes in hearing aid technology over the last six months. As an independent, locally owned and operated hearing aid specialist, Weaver can use any manufactur-er that meets his expectations. “We spend a lot of time testing technology, and I’m especially intrigued by the new ‘smart’ hearing aids,” he said. So Weaver has selected brands which he labels, “good, better and best.” He based his choices on these criteria: Good – simple to use and affordably priced; ideal for those living at their own pacee who do not need the bells and whistles on a more complex model. These hearing aids are easy to use, Gary said, and offer multiple features but most features are automatic. They are comfort-

able to wear and easier to keep clean. Better – moderately sophisticated, these hearing aids are for people who are getting along in life with more free time; people who are not concerned with the latest gadgetrry. “This aid has the features that these folks need, including easy telephone usage and removal of background noise. It is tried and true, reliable with quality you can count on.” Best – This model is ultrasophisticated with Bluetooth compatibility. “This model works well in all environments, bar none,” said Gary. It is ideal for the on-the-go person who is juggling work, family and w volunteer responsibilities. Why three categories? Gary said it’s simple. He’s got patients in all three groups. Most of the new aids have connectiv-

ity, meaning you can wirelessly link your hearA hearing aid smaller ing aid to than a dime your cell phone, sometimes even to your land line and/or your television. Each aid comes with a remote device, similar to a television’s remote control. You can adjust the volume in one ear or both, again wirelessly. Gary and Belinda Weaver are celebrating their 14th year in business. With a convenient office in Franklin Square, the Weavers are available during business hours to consult with clients or counsel them on specific problems. Gary will program every device that he sells and will stand behind it – very important for such a major investment. The Weavers look for good quality hearing aids, made by a world class Gary and Belinda Weaver at Weaver Hearing manufacturer. “We want reliable prod- Aid Center. Photos by S. Clark ucts that are simple and easy to use. Service is our first priority,” said Gary. “Whether you purchase a good, better or best grade hearing aid, the service 9648 Kingston Pike, Suite 2 (Franklin Square) doesn’t change.” 357-2650

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The team at Rose Mortuary includes (front) Adam Starkey, Whitney Marcum Hunthrop, Andrew Marcum; (back) Robert Starkey, Brian Starkey, A.H. Pickle and Kent Marcum. Photo submitted

An occupation and a ministry Being a funeral director is a tough job. Bob Starkey, who co-owns Rose Mortuary, says it’s one of the few professions that deals with families at their roughest moments.

Shannon Carey “It’s an occupation,” he said. “But it’s a ministry, too.” Rose Mortuary, with it’s Broadway and Mann Heritage Chapel locations, is Knoxville’s third oldest business. Bob Starkey and Kent Marcum purchased Rose Mortuary from Fred Rose in 1984. In 1996, Rose purchased Mann Heritage Chapel from Art Pickle, who remains as the Patriarch and still actively serves families. Starkey has been a funeral director for 50 years. Now, his sons Brian and Adam have joined him in the family business. Tradition is important at

Rose Mortuary. Both locations have a staff member on-site around the clock, a practice many funeral homes have discontinued. No matter what time of the day or night, a Rose Mortuary staff member will answer families’ calls. Respect for families’ needs is paramount. While Rose offers pre-need planning and a full range of services, there is no pressure to buy more than one can afford. “We don’t sell here. We do not pressure families,” said Brian. “Every funeral director in this place puts families’ needs first.” In fact, everyone at Rose Mortuary, from the office staff to the owners, regularly attend grief counseling training to help them be sensitive to the families they serve. “Those extra steps matter in what we’re doing and helping people through this grief process,” said Brian. “I feel like that’s why we’re growing right now.” Even while traditions of caring and respect drive

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the business, the world has changed. Bob has been a funeral director for 50 years, and in that time he has seen societal changes reflected in the funeral business. Cremations have become more accepted. Family units are more spread out, so time has become more of an issue. “The challenges are always there,” Bob said. “They just change.” “Life is so fast-paced now,” said Brian. “The onus is really on the funeral director to work with families to show them the reason why this time is so important. This experience matters.” In the end, operating a successful funeral business is about nurturing trust in the families you serve. “I believe in the value of everything we do,” said Brian. “The reward comes from helping families. Everybody wants to matter. Here, you can personally matter to people.” Info: www.rosemortuary. com. Shannon Carey is the Shopper-News general manager and sales manager. Contact Shannon at shannon@shoppernewsnow. com.

Each KCDC property benefits from the m a n y wonderful par tnerships we have with local social service orgaNance nizations. I cannot fully express my gratitude for these agencies that provide extra support for our residents, especially those with special needs. KCDC recently began a new partnership with Compassion Coalition, a nonprofit that connects faith-based organizations with service opportunities, and I have been astounded at the positive response we have received from this group. In April, the Compassion Coalition invited our KCDC staff to present to representatives of around 90 faith-based organizations who attended the organization’s Salt and Light Luncheon. Our staff presented the specific needs of the senior residents at the Manor at Northgate Terrace, an independent living facility in North Knoxville for those experiencing problems with the aging process. The Manor provides a great service to our area’s seniors, including supportive services like two meals daily delivered to each room, laundry service, daily safety checks and housekeeping ser-

KCDC executive director and CEO Alvin Nance shakes the hand of Manor at Northgate Terrace resident Ruth Norman during a recent visit to the independent living facility. Norman has been a resident of the Manor at Northgate Terrace for two years, receiving supportive services. Photo submitted vices for a fixed monthly rate of $495. The Manor serves 41 total seniors, and 15 of our residents are over the age of 80. We have four residents over the age of 90! Since that meeting, we have received an outpouring of monetary and in-kind donations to help residents of the Manor. Volunteers have been lining up to come in and help out as needed. One organization connected through the Compassion Coalition volunteered to repot all of the plants in the Manor’s sitting areas. Another organization donated a year’s supply of laundry detergent to reduce the seniors’ monthly costs. All monetary donations have

gone toward scholarships to cover rent for low-income seniors to ease their financial burden. The Compassion Coalition has connected us with their network of nearly 200 faith-based organizations. Their support is an added value to our residents and helps us create a better program and a better life at the Manor at Northgate Terrace. I am so thankful to executive director Grant Standifer and the rest of the Compassion Coalition for their support of the Manor and for seeing the importance of serving the elderly here in our community. Alvin Nance is executive director of KCDC.

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Farragut library events The Farragut Branch Library is located at 417 N. Campbell Station Road. A parent or guardian must accompany each child, except for older preschool, during Storytime and events. Info: 777-1750. ■ Monday, June 18, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5. ■ Tuesday, June 19, 10:30 a.m., Older Preschool Storytime for ages 4-6. ■ Wednesday, June 20, 10:30 a.m., Baby Bookworms for infants to age 2; 1:30 p.m., “The Elephant’s Sneeze”: A puppet show tells the story of an elephant who dreams of becoming a circus clown, but he can’t stop sneezing. A craft will follow. ■ Thursday, June 21, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime for ages 2-3. ■ Friday, June 22, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5.

THROUGH FRIDAY, JUNE 29 Movers and Shakers exercise program The Farragut Movers and Shakers Club has already started, but registration is open through Friday, June 29, for the town of Farragut Parks and Leisure Services Department’s seventh annual free summer exercise program. Open to students in rising grades kindergarten through 12th grade, the program aims to promote a healthy lifestyle among families in the community. The club will run through Friday, Aug. 3. Registration forms are available at and at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Info: Lauren Cox, or 966-7057.

blanket and blocks (if they have them). The instructor is Valerie Whiting. Cost is $60.




‘Salute to Uncle Sam’

Mental health care for seniors

Students from Lovell Heights Music Studio will perform a “Salute to Uncle Sam” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the Frank R. Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road. The recital will honor the military and the audience is encouraged to wear red, white and blue. Refreshments will be served (suggested donation of $1), and prizes will be given away. Registration is requested at 670-6693.


Paul Tinnel art at Town Hall The town of Farragut Arts Council has chosen Paul Tinnel as the featured artist for June. An exhibit of Tinnel’s handmade wood bowls will be on display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Friday, June 29, on the second floor of the rotunda in Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Tinnel’s work is also a featured exhibit at The Town Framery in Farragut. Info: Lauren Cox, or 9667057, or visit

From 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 29, the Dixie Lee Farmers Market is open with fresh, locally grown produce and handmade crafts. The market is at Renaissance in Farragut, 12740 Kingston Pike. Local farmers and Tennessee artisans provide the products for the market. In season, offerings include peaches, berries, grapes, melons, apples, tomatoes, peppers, beans, corn, greens and a host of other fruits and vegetables, plus grass-fed meats, honey, potted plants, fresh-cut flowers, herbs and cheeses. There are also baked goods and crafts by local artisans.



Irish music, old-time banjo on Tennessee KARM Dragon Boat Festival Shines The 10th annual KARM Dragon Boat Festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Cove at Concord Park. At least 60 community and corporate teams are expected to compete for the title of grand champion. Proceeds from the event benefit Knox Area Rescue Ministries. Asian cultural entertainment, music, food and kids’ activities will be featured at the familyfriendly event. Volunteers are needed. Info: 742-4306.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23 ‘Train Your Trainer’ Day

KTC youth cross-country camps The Knoxville Track Club will offer Summer CrossCountry Camps for two youth age groups this month at Campbell Station Park. The camp for middle- and high-schoolers will be 7:30 to 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from June 18 to Aug. 3. The camp for 3rd- through 5th-graders will be 7:30 to 9 a.m. July 16 to Aug. 3. The camps are co-sponsored by the town of Farragut. Info and to register:

Fitness Together will hold its annual “Train Your Trainer” fundraiser and open house for the Alzheimer’s Association of East Tennessee from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the training studio, 9430 S. Northshore Drive, Suite 102A. Fitness Together clients and friends are invited to take the trainer of their choice through the workout of their choice in exchange for a donation. There will be complimentary appetizers, drinks and chair massages, and a silent auction will be held. The event is open to the public. Info: 357-8663.



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KTC youth track and field program The Knoxville Track Club Summer Track and Field Program for ages 15 to 18 will wrap up this week at Farragut High School. The program meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, and Thursday, June 21. The summer program is co-sponsored by the town of Farragut. For more info and to register:

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, THROUGH JUNE 28 Yoga class at Town Hall The town of Farragut is offering a yoga class from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 28, in the Community Room at the Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat, yoga straps, one

Community Dialogue on Land Use Plan

The Knox County Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled youth golf clinics throughout the summer at the Concord Par 3 Golf Course at Concord Park, 10909 Northshore Drive. Three-day sessions for 9- to 17-yearolds go from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday on June 19-21, July 10-12, July 24-26 and Aug. 7-9. Cost is $100. Two-day camps for 6- to 8-year-olds run from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Wednesdays on June 26-27, July 17-18 and July 31 to Aug. 1. Cost is $75. Saturday morning beginner clinics will be available during June and July for $15 a week. To register or info: 966-9103.



TUESDAY, JUNE 26 The town of Farragut will hold a Community Dialogue on the latest updates to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan on Tuesday, June 26, at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. An open house begins at 6 p.m., with a brief presentation by consultant Winston Associates at 7. Attendees will each have an equal chance to share input anonymously through individual electronic keypads. Those unable to attend may share opinions and stay up to date on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan’s progress at www. Info: or contact Assistant Town Administrator Gary Palmer, or 966-7057.

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Four Leaf Peat and Clarke Buehling will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St. The performance will be broadcast on the Tennessee Shines Radio Show on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. A limited number of tickets to be in the studio audience for the live show are $10 and are available at WDVX and at www.

perform at 7 p.m. Monday, June 25, at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St. The performance will be broadcast on the Tennessee Shines Radio Show on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. A limited number of tickets to be in the studio audience for the live show are $10 and are available at WDVX and at

Community Helpers Day at Smart Toys and Books will feature a Knoxville Fire Department truck, a Knox County Sheriff’s car and West Side Rescue Truck. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the store, 9700 Kingston Pike in Franklin Square. Trucks will be on hand until 1 p.m. Children’s activities, including the opportunity to make a theme-related craft, will continue until 3 p.m. In addition to photo opportunities with the vehicles and department personnel, the Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad advisers and members of Explorer Post 630 will be on hand to talk about community-service careers.

MONDAY, JUNE 25 Boling, Brown & Holloway, Salnikova on Tennessee Shines Boling, Brown & Holloway and Lydia Salnikova will

Mental health wellness and depression in seniors will be the focus of the Wednesday, June 27, Boxed Lunch and Learn presented by Parkwest at the Frank R. Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road. The Lunch and Learn begins at noon. Tamela King, a licensed clinical social worker from Peninsula, a division of Parkwest, will discuss mental health and various maintenance techniques and treatment options. Attendance is $5. Complimentary box lunches will be available to all attendees who RSVP by June 22 to 541-4500.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 Kids cooking class at Smart Toys Experienced chef Connie Valeson, in association with the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, will bring her extensive knowledge of food preparation and nutrition to Smart Toys and Books at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27. Topics cover selecting healthy foods, using kitchen tools safely and making healthy snacks and lunches. Demonstrations and hands-on preparation are included. Special dietary needs (gluten-free, lactose intolerance, etc.) will be addressed. There is a $15 materials charge. The class will be held at Smart Toys and Books, 9700 Kingston Pike in Franklin Square. Reservations are required: 691-1154.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, JUNE 28-29 AAA Safe Driver Class for seniors A two-part AAA Safe Driver Class for seniors who want to refresh their driving skills will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 28 and 29, at the Frank R. Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road. The course is $10, payable to Ed Langston, AAA, and must be paid in advance. Participants are welcome to bring lunch or snacks; coffee and hot drinks will be available for 25 cents. To sign up: 670-6693.

FRIDAY, JUNE 29 Family Game Night at Smart Toys and Books Join the game experts at Smart Toys and Books for an evening of family games from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 29. The store is at 9700 Kingston Pike in Franklin Square. Classic games as well as new games will be presented. Refreshments will be served. The event is free, but reservations are requested: 691-1154.

MONDAY, JULY 2 Doug & Telisha Williams on Tennessee Shines Doug & Telisha Williams and The Harmed Brothers will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, July 2, at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St. The performance will be broadcast on the Tennessee Shines Radio Show on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. A limited number of tickets to be in the studio audience for the live show are $10 and are available at WDVX and at

MONDAY, JULY 2 Woody Pines on Tennessee Shines Woody Pines will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, July 2, at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St. The performance will be broadcast on the Tennessee Shines Radio Show on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. A limited number of tickets to be in the studio audience for the live show are $10 and are available at WDVX and at www.

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Class of 2012 looks to the future By Allison Donovan


n Monday evening, May 21, Temple Baptist Academy held its 35th annual high school graduation ceremony. Family and friends gathered for the special occasion to show their support for the seniors of this year’s class. As the graduates entered Temple Baptist Church to the sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance,” a sense of accomplishment could be seen on their faces. Principal David Whitaker began the ceremony with a greeting, and Vice Principal Tim Missey led an opening prayer. Valedictorian Amanda Brock addressed the audience and her classmates, recounting some of the many memories she has made while attending the Academy since kindergarten. She then challenged her fellow students to take the time to seize every opportunity God

gives and follow the admonition of Proverbs 3:5-6 to “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Salutatorian Timothy Burley reflected on those who influenced his life. He expressed his gratitude to God for family and friends who invested in him and encouraged him by making his education possible. He said, “I am here to tell our senior class that I know with God’s help we will achieve whatever we set our hearts to do.” Dr. Clarence Sexton, pastor of the Temple Baptist Church, was the commencement speaker. He reminded the graduates of the gift of education they have received and that the graduation ceremony is not an ending, but a new beginning –

an opportunity to continue in their pursuit of God and His will for their lives. Sexton exhorted the class to develop a philosophy of life that grows out of knowing God. The graduates of Temple High School’s class of 2012 are excited about their future and are eager to build on the foundation they received while attending school. A number of students from this year’s class plan to pursue a college education in a v a r ie t y of fields.

Temple Baptist Academy principal David Whitaker and Salutatorian Timothy Burley.

Summer sports camps in Powell By Taryn Jones

Fifth grader Autumn Arsenault won first place in the state competition for vocal solo and violin solo.

Seventh grader Stephen Lockett contemplates his next chess move.

Students excel in fine arts By Michelle Baker

The 2011-2012 school year was one of high achievement in music and fine arts at Temple Baptist Academy. From elementary to junior high and high school, students excelled in both individual and group competitions. Students competed at the district, state and national levels. At the Tennessee

Association of Christian Schools (TACS) state academic and fine arts competition in Murfreesboro, Temple brought home 46 awards. Twenty of those were first place awards. The Temple debate team finished in third place at the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS) national competition in Greenville, S.C.

One of the trademarks of the Academy at Temple is that so many of the students are not just honing their academic skills, but striving for excellence in both athletics and fine arts. It is not at all uncommon to find a Temple student going from competing on the basketball court one minute to presenting a stirring piece on the violin the next.

Crown College, in conjunction with Mount Moriah Christian Camp and Temple Baptist Academy, is hosting Crown Championship Sports Camps this summer. These camps will provide a great opportunity for team and individual instruction. Championship coaches who know what it takes to compete at a high level will be working with each athlete. Time will be invested in the teaching and reinforcement of sound fundamentals, as well as team play and game situations. The sports camps are being directed by coach Jared Berry of Temple Baptist Academy. In addition to athletic instruction, campers will have the opportunity to enjoy activities at the 110acre Mount Moriah Camp located on the outskirts of Powell. Camp activities include the 800-foot zipline known as “The Screamer,” the water slide and swimTemple Baptist Academy 8th grader Jordan Sullivan. ming pool and more.

Championship Sports Camps ● June 25-29: Boys Basketball with coach Del Wubbena ● July 2-6: Elementary Sports (no Wednesday camp) ● July 16-20: Soccer with coach Shannon Sexton ● July 23-27: Girls Volleyball with coach Lea Turner

A limited number of spaces are available for each camp. Space will be reserved on a firstcome, first-served basis. Camp instruction and competition will be held in the gymnasium and on the soccer field at Temple Baptist Church. Info: Jared Berry, 207-7194 or sports@

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Even the most complex cardiovascular problems can now be treated in Knoxville. Covenant Health is debuting “valve centers� at Parkwest Medical Center, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Methodist Medical Center. “The opening of the valve centers mean that a certain population of patients who used to be referred to places such as Vanderbilt or the Cleveland Clinic can receive their specialty

Breakthrough TAVR Procedure now available ‘Chest-cracking’ not needed for certain heart patients What if a heart valve could be replaced without surgically opening the chest cavity? That “what if� is now a reality for some patients. “For certain patients, a heart valve will be able to be replaced endovascularly using a wire,� said Dr. Chadwick Stouffer, a cardiothoracic surgeon. “Traditional surgery would require a large incision and dividing the breastbone. The risks and recovery time associated with TAVR are much less in comparison.� To be eligible for the TAVR, patients must have severe aortic stenosis and be deemed not a candidate for traditional surgery. Covenant Health has been selected as the only entity in Knoxville to have surgeons trained in the TAVR procedure by Edwards Lifesciences. TAVR is short for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. TAVR is a percutaneous procedure recently proven to be an appropriate alternative to standard medical care (a combination of careful ob-

servation, medications and balloon aortic valvuloplasty.) TAVR is appropriate for select patients with severe aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve opening) who are not candidates for surgery and those who are at very high risk. In the United States, TAVR continues to be studied as part of the PARTNER (Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves) trial which studied inoperable patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. Compared to standard medical care, among the inoperable patients who had TAVR, the procedure reduced their absolute risk of dying by 20 percent. The risk of mortality decreased from 50 percent to 30 percent. Dr. Mike Ayres, Dr. Thomas Pollard, Dr. Chadwick Stouffer, and Dr. Nicholoas Xenopoulos are &RYHQDQW +HDOWKÂśV ÂżUVW physicians to be trained in TAVR. 7R ÂżQG RXW PRUH DERXW whether TAVR is right for you, call 541-4500 or visit heartcare.

FDA-approved in November 2011, the Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve is the first biologic transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) therapy approved for use in the U.S. Select hospitals are now performing the procedure on qualified patients. This transcatheter procedure enables the placement of a collapsible aortic heart valve into the body via a catheterbased delivery system, which allows the valve to be inserted via the femoral artery in the thigh. The valve is designed to replace a patient’s diseased native aortic valve without traditional openheart surgery and while the heart continues to beat – eliminating the need for cardiopulmonary bypass.

can treat it,� said Dr. Mike Ayres, cardiologist. “When it comes to cardiac care, Covenant Health is ‘all heart.’ What patients want is better outcomes, fewer complications and higher survival rates, and the comprehensive coordination of care made possible by the valve centers help us deliver.� A new $2.6 million hybrid operating room which opened this spring at Parkwest is part of the plan. It is used primarily for cardiac and vascular

procedures performed by members of multiple Covenant Health medical staffs. Parkwest is one of only 140 sites in the nation to offer Trans Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), an innovative procedure to replace diseased aortic valves. It is the first Knoxville hospital to have this capability. For more information about the valve centers of Covenant Health, visit w w w. c o v e n a n t h e a l t h . com/heartcare or call 541-4500.

Aortic Stenosis

The leaflets of a calcified aortic valve are unable to open wide, obstructing blood flow from the left ventricle into the aorta. The narrowed valve allows less blood to flow through and as a result, less oxygen-rich blood is pumped out to the body, which may cause symptoms like severe shortness of breath. With the TAVR procedure, an artificial device (see SAPIEN valve, pictured at left) opens the aortic heart valve wide to allow oxygen-rich blood to flow unobstructed in one direction. The blood flows through the valve into the aorta where it then flows out to the rest of the body. Illustration courtesy of Edwards Lifesciences.

Hybrid operating room enables novel and less invasive treatment options In much the same way as Ă€RZHU RU IUXLW YDULHWLHV DUH developed to maximize the desirable traits of the plants, a “hybrid operating roomâ€? combines the best of a traditional surgical suite with large imaging equipment such as real time x-ray and CT in a sterile setting. Such an operating room is now open at Parkwest. “Hybrid operating rooms allow surgeons and their colleagues to perform combined open, minimally invasive, image-guided and/or catheter-based procedures in the same OR in the same operative setting,â€? explained cardiothoracic surgeon Chadwick W. Stouffer, M.D., who was involved in the design of the hybrid OR for Parkwest along with colleagues Thomas R. Pollard, M.D.,

A team of physicians was instrumental in the design of a “hybrid operating room� (seen in background) which combines the best of a traditional surgical suite with large, real-time imaging equipment in a sterile setting. Pictured are some of the physicians who will be involved the breakthrough TAVR procedure for patients who are medically unable to have open-heart surgery. L to R, Chadwick Stouffer M.D., Lee Collins M.D., Nicholoas Xenopoulos M.D., Mike Ayres M.D. and Thomas Pollard M.D. Willard B. Campbell, M.D., C. Scott Callicutt, and Christopher W. Pollock, M.D.

“If you are facing aortic aneurysm surgery or aortic valve replacement, you

may have a less invasive option and a quicker recovery,� Stouffer said.

“The hybrid OR concept is gaining popularity around the nation, although just a few years ago, only large teaching hospitals had them,â€? said Parkwest CAO Rick Lassiter. “The hybrid OR allows less invasive, endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms in the chest and abdomen via catheters placed in the arteries in the groin.â€? Âł:H ZHUH QRW WKH ÂżUVW LQ the area to have a hybrid OR, but we do have the newest equipment with more ‘bells and whistles’ than anywhere else,â€? said C. Scott Callicutt, M.D., a general/vascular surgeon. “This OR has amenities comparable with Vanderbilt and our physicians have access to technology that will allow them to access sophisticated stents and other procedures which have been

primarily isolated to the Cleveland Clinic.� Approximately $2.6 million has been invested in the creation of a 1,100-squarefoot hybrid operating room which will contain a state of the art Toshiba imaging system, as well as the full complement of standard operating room equipment. Cardiothoracic Surgeon Thomas R. Pollard, M.D. said that the hybrid OR is about twice the size of a normal operating room and has a separate control room for the state of the art imaging equipment. “This will allow us to expand on the surgical procedures provided previously,� stated Pollard. “We will be able to care for patients who were previously too highrisk for a standard open operation.�

All Heart. All Here. No longer does getting treatment for the most complex heart problems mean going somewhere else.

Covenant Health is East Tennessee’s first and only health system to offer the innovative TAVR procedure for replacing heart valves in patients who cannot have open-heart surgery. Procedures will be performed at Parkwest Medical Center in a new $2.6 million surgical suite designed specifically for minimally invasive cardiac procedures.


When it comes to your heart, the physicians and hospitals of Covenant Health provide the most advanced cardiac services in the region. Together, we’re all heart. And all here.

Fort Loudoun Medical Center Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center LeConte Medical Center Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge

Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System Parkwest Medical Center Roane Medical Center

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Max Smith, Albert Hank, Maggie Greff and Louise Piske play bridge. “Last night there were 55 Texas Hold ‘em card players at Baileys, and I came in second,” said Greff. She does not argue about being a card shark. “It’s being lucky more than anything, unless you’re a good bluffer,” said Hank.

Playing cards at Strang The Strang Senior Center offers a variety of card-playing opportunities to have fun and meet a friendly group. They were talking and laughing as they played contract bridge at 10 a.m. Monday.

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Other card games at Strang include bridge at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, ca-

nasta and pinochle at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, social bridge at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, duplicate bridge at 10 a.m. Thursdays, canasta club at 9:30 a.m. Fridays and social bridge at 10 a.m. Fridays. If you like other games, Scrabble players meet at 12:30 p.m. most Thursdays and Rummikub players meet at 1 p.m. most Fridays. Calendars of upcoming events are available at the Strang Senior Center at 109 Lovell Heights Road. Info: 670-6693.

Before taking your pet to work, be sure he or she is dressed for success. Photo courtesy of

Bring a friend to the office But don’t forget the Scooby snacks If you have found yourself staring at your coworkers and wondering why they can’t be as much fun as your dog or cat, then this is the week you’ve been waiting for.

Marge McLaughlin and Bonnie Baba play bridge. McLaughlin explains they play four hands total, with the two winners moving on to play the winners at other tables. The final winners’ tallies are posted on the board in the game room.

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AARP driver safety class For registration info about this and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. ■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 27-28, Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike.

PetSitters International is encouraging everyone to celebrate “Take Your Pet to Work Week” Monday through Friday, June 1822, with “Take Your Dog to Work Day” as the grand finale on Friday. The purpose of the fur-friendly week is to celebrate the bond between pets and their owners and to raise awareness about animal adoption. Before packing the poop scoop and heading for the office, though, there are a few things to keep in mind when taking your pet to work. First and foremost, make sure all furry, temporary employees are approved by upper management. If your office is already a zoo, making your pet put up with a bunch of

monkeys all day would not allow you – or anyone else – to work efficiently. Make sure your work area is clear of any clutter that your pet may find inviting. Move any important papers out of reach of your pet’s lounge area or litter box. The last thing you want is to have your first “Take Your Pet to Work Week” be your last. Possibly the most important item to remember is to contact a local shelter and invite them to take part in some way. A speaker from an organization could discuss adoption options with your company’s staff, or an adoptable animal could stop by your office for a quick meet and greet. Other possibilities include having pet costume contests or talent shows with all participants making a donation to the local shelter. Bringing pets to work has become so popular in America, parties will be held in central locations around the country for pet owners to celebrate the cause. San Diego, New York City and Miami will all host a pet bash on Friday in honor of our fourlegged friends. Info: www. To contact Sara, email her at barretts@ or call her at 218-9378.


Whatever you call it, it’s happening right now at the Humane Society of East Tennessee!

Dozens of kittens and cats

... and a few puppies and dogs all ready and waiting for a home to call their own!

■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: www.cancersupportet. org or 546-4661. ■ Covenant Health’s Bodyworks offers community exercise for all ages at $3 per class. Classes include Easy Cardio Max, Mind and Body, and Senior Cardio. Info: 541-4500 or bodyworks. ■ The Healthy Living Kitchen Team at the University of Tennessee Medical Center has published a cookbook called “A Recipe for Life.” It is available for $35 at the gift shop or online at www.utmedicalcenter. org. Info: 305-6877. ■ Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. each third Monday at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 218-7081.

Adoption fees start at $75.00 and include spay or neuter, testing, vaccinations, de-worm, microchip and free lifetime microchip registration. Call 865-309-HSET (4738) •

■ Stop Smoking: 1-800-7848669 (1-800-QUITNOW) is a program of the Knox County Health Department. The hotline is answered 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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■ Support group meeting for family members or caregivers of an adult with a mental illness is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each third Tuesday at Cherokee Health Systems,

Meet Twiggie Twiggie is a 7-year-old Jack Russell mix who is already spayed and is available for adoption at Young-Williams Animal Center. She is ready to go home with her family today! Her adoption fee is $50. If you would like more information on Twiggie, visit between the hours of noon and 6 p.m. at 3201 Division St. or call 215-6599.

2018 Western Ave. Info: Rebecca Gill, 602-7807, or ■ UT Hospice conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with its program. No medical experience is required. Training is pro-

vided. Info: Penny Sparks, 544-6279. ■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support, for any adult who is suffering loss, meets 5 to 6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or RSVP: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6277.


Ronald McDonald at Karns Library By Theresa Edwards Ronald McDonald, with the help of Kali Starr, presented “Dream Big and Read” to children and parents at the Karns Library, encouraging them to read with excitement. The storybook reading was an interactive performance, with audience participants choosing which way the story would go. The audience also helped with sound effects, including clapping and raining sounds.

Lucy Venable, Kendall Mavroff, Logan Mavroff and Max Venable look at storybooks in the children’s section of Karns Library. Photos by T. Edwards of

Ronald McDonald reads an interactive story with the children who help with sound effects.

Jonathan and Gina Green’s children with a friend (sitting) smile for a photo: (front) Lexie, Laura; (back) Jon Paul, Allison Freitag and Jacob Green.

Janine Stephens holds her children Reagan and Parker as they get ready to watch Ronald McDonald’s presentation “Dream Big and Read.”

“We’re really excited to be here,” said Starr. “We always have fun with the reading club programs at the libraries. Each year we have a different show, always something to do with making reading fun for kids.” Starr said that since children are so technology oriented with videos and movies, McDonald talks with them about how the shows started from books. Children can earn prizes though their Knox County Library’s “Summer Library Club” reading program. Register online at rooms/portal/page/22415_ Ch i ld ren s _ Su m mer_ L ibrary_Clubs or at the library. Adults also have a summer reading challenge through the libraries.

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Fitness Together is working for Randy Carr By Anne Hart When it comes to being the living, breathing model of what can result from the determination to live a more healthy lifestyle,and the willingness to work incredibly hard to achieve it, no one sets a better example than Randy Carr, who has now lost 80 pounds and 30 percent of his body fat. And when it comes to telling the story of how it all came about – well, no one does that better than Carr, who won last year’s Covenant Health Biggest Winner Weight Loss Challenge and is now a personal trainer at Fitness Together on Northshore Drive. “I have been heavy all my life,” Carr says. “I was the fat kid who wore the Sears Husky Jeans in elementary school, and if that wasn’t bad enough, they were in green, gold and red colors. I was ridiculed, made fun of, teased and I was an outcast. I never did any sports, and gym class was a nightmare for me.” After reaching 285 pounds, Carr had gastric lap band surgery in 2007. He lost 30 pounds but then started gaining it back.

Randy Carr at 285 pounds “That’s when I realized that cutting back on calories and walking around the block a few times a week wasn’t going to be enough for me.” On Dec. 31 of that year, Carr walked through the doors of Fitness Together and his life changed forever. “I had a free training session. It was so intense I thought I was going to have a stroke when I got into my car to drive home. It was because of my blood vessels dilating to release heat, which allowed a blood flow rush.”

Once Randy’s body started adjusting to his new, higher intensity program, he started seeing results quickly. He has stuck with the program, has seen a dramatic change in his body and overall health, and now, in his 40’s, runs marathons. Recently Fitness Together Northshore hired Carr to train others. Even at home, Randy is working closely with his 11 year old son Jackson, ensuring that his healthy lifestyle is getting passed down.

Randy Carr training Joel Roettger at Fitness Together Northshore Photo by A. Hart “He leads a much, much healthier lifestyle than I did at his age, and he has fun doing it.” Carr says that’s part of

the challenge of being a personal trainer. “I want people I work with to enjoy what we do here and to be proud of their results.”


In addition to one-onone training, all four Fitness Together locations are now offering small group training for up to six people.

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