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VOL. 5, NO. 48
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
Fun at the Fantasy of Trees New leader Elder Thomas Clapp Jr. is the Knoxville stake president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. See page A-7
The dance team from Karns MIddle School performs one of three routines for an appreciative audience at the Fantasy of Trees.
Joe Rector pays tribute to “the queen of Karns” See story on page A-3
Peyton watch How much do the Colts miss Peyton Manning? Marvin West tells us on page A-6. FEATURED COLUMNIST MALCOLM SHELL
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Halsey ends term at GKBA Heidel to head WKUD; Banks retires By Sandra Clark
As Bill Halsey wrapped up his two -year term as president of the Greater Karns Business Association, he looked back on a time of Halsey membership growth and expansion of the organization past the traditional borders of Karns. “My tenure was marked by wider, more structured networking,” he said. “We brought in lots of new members and expanded the geography to include Solway, Ball Camp, Hardin Valley and even the North Cedar Bluff area. We
brought new people into leadership, updated the bylaws, and rescued and rebuilt our website.” Halsey expects to stay involved with the GKBA but will “step back and let the new officers establish their roles.” New officers, installed this month, are: president John Coombs, vice president Alisa Pruett, treasurer Kathryn Eaton and secretary Carolyn Greenwood. Halsey owns Insurance and Planning Solutions, a home-based business that works with families and small businesses to “examine each life stage and anticipate upcoming stages.” Businesses, as well as families, experience life stages, he said.
The best laid plans? Commission neuters Hillside/ Ridge Top Plan By Larry Van Guilder
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After more than 3 1/2 years, County Commission’s debate on the Hillside and Ridge Top Protection Plan ended last week as that body accepted an amendment which declared the plan “advisory.”
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Briggs’ amendment was supported by the Knoxville Chamber and mollified developers. It allowed commissioners who had never supported the plan Commissioners voted 7-3 to declare victory. R. Larry for the amended plan, with Smith said later Monday at Dave Wright abstaining. the Halls Republican Club, Only Tony Norman, Amy “both sides won.” Broyles and Sam McKenzie Despite Briggs’ declarastood against the amend- tion that the amendment ment that gutted the plan. was “not intended to subCommissioner Richard vert anything,” it’s a frank
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Bill and his wife, Helene, chose to live in Karns, both for the sense of community and for the quality schools. Their three kids went through Karns schools and now are in college. Bill says they were “extremely well prepared.” Bill grew up in Oak Ridge, moved to Middle Tennessee and then back to Karns. He and Helene live in Golden Meadows subdivision. He’s proud of the Greater Karns Business Association and wants everyone in business “to come check us out.” The group thrives on networking – creating a business climate where local folks can support their neighbors. The group is open to all.
betrayal to homeowners and businesses that endorsed the plan that had emerged from the facilitated joint meetings of commission and City Council. Plan opponents have habitually engaged in bluster and threat, and last week was no exception. Speaking for the Chamber, attorney Tom McAdams said, “There are lawsuits waiting to be had if you make this binding.” “All you want to do is kick us in the teeth when we’re down,” developer Scott Davis said, alluding to the depressed construction industry. County Law Director Joe Jarret said a property owner’s right to appeal an MPC decision was not affected by the plan. “Regardless of what language you put in the plan, there’s still redress for the landowner,” Jarret said.
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The succession was orderly, transparent and even cordial as Charles M. “Mike” Banks prepares to step down Dec. 31 as general manager of the West Knox Utility District. He will be replaced by his current assistant, Drexel Heidel, P.E. Replacing Heidel will be staff engineer Wayne Hastings. The board of commissioners finalized contracts for the men last week, following interviews. Banks will work as a consultant for one year at a fee called “modest and fair” by board chair Daniel Hurst. Heidel’s salary will be $161,215, while Hastings will earn $115,000. “You’re the best we could have. We’re looking forward to working with both of you,” said Hurst. “It’s going to be tough, not being the boss,” said Banks with a grin.
“It’s raining again,” said Norman, as discussion wound down. The vote is about water issues and Briggs’ amendment “is a Trojan horse, he added. “City Council walked away (from the joint facilitated meetings) and we were in agreement. “Water knows no boundary between city and county. … We need to stay parallel with the city.” “The Briggs amendment,” Norman concluded, “is muddying the water metaphorically and practically.” But Briggs said his amendment “un-muddies” the water. “People may say I’m taking one side or another, but I’m not,” he said, without a trace of irony. What are those who expected more left with? First, a plan for the county that is unlikely to pass – or even be presented – at City
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Council. If council members sign off on the plan approved at the joint meetings, city and county policies on slope protection diverge. That outcome brings to mind the city/county divide on stormwater ordinances in 2007 which resulted in the city threatening to sue the county. Because of Briggs’ amendment, developers in the county may feel less constrained in continuing the practices that resulted in the Dawson Hollow disaster a few months ago or the hillside stripping at Watt Road which Norman aptly called “an abomination.” “How do you have a ‘nonbinding’ map?” Norman asked. With Briggs’ “advisory” amendment tacked on, that self-contradicting, limbo-dwelling creation is precisely what we have.
A-2 • NOVEMBER 28, 2011 • KARNS/HARDIN VALLEY SHOPPER-NEWS
KARNS NOTES ■ Christmas Parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Participants will line up at Ingles on Oak Ridge Highway at 9 a.m. and march west to Walgreens. Registration is not required. Info: Roger Kane, 405-5103.
Business beyond borders Robert Frost wrote about fences in terms of knowing what you’re walling in and walling out. I thought of that twice last week.
First up was the Saturday Crafts Fair at Beaver Ridge UMC. Julie Moorefield and the gang put together a wonderful (and seemingly profitable) event, highlighted by folks selling items from other countries. You can read for yourself at Bill Cochran’s website to see how he and Joan launched their business. It’s a neat idea to bring items here for sale and then return a portion of the proceeds to residents of the producing countries. And it’s a good fit to sell the items through church-sponsored fairs. You don’t have to travel to Guatemala to find pottery or a scarf. Just track down Joan and Bill. It’s business beyond borders.
Next up was an interview with Bill Halsey, ending two years as president of the Greater Karns Business Association. He’s proud to have expanded the organization beyond traditional Karns. Now there are members from Hardin Valley, Ball Camp, Solway and Cedar Bluff – all eager to network and grow. It’s a great idea. Now if I could just quit calling them the KGB.
■ Council of West Knox County Homeowners meets at 7:15 p.m. each first Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road. On Tuesday, Dec. 6, Joyce Feld, president of Scenic Knoxville, will speak, followed by reports from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, county BZA and county commissioners. Info: Margot Kline, www. cwkch.com/. ■ Greater Karns Business Association meets at noon each second Thursday at the Karns Community Club building on Oak Ridge Highway. The next meeting is Dec. 8. Info: Bill Halsey, 659-4155 or www. karnsbusiness.com/.
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Bill Cochran of Shop the World Gifts shows merchandise to Julie Moorefield, coordinator of the fall Crafts Fair at Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church. Bill and his wife, Joan, own and operate There are parades this the fair trade gift store which supports a global ministry that fights world poverty and hunger. weekend from Karns to Pow- Bill and Joan are based in Englewood, Tenn., about 35 miles south of Maryville. Info: 887-5048 ■ West Knox Lions Club meets 7 p.m. each first and third ell to Halls to Knoxville to or www.shoptheworldgifts.com/. Monday at Shoney’s on Lovell Fountain City to Gibbs just in Road. our circulation area. So Ruth ■ Karns Republican Club meets and Jake and Theresa and each first Tuesday, 7 p.m., Karns Greg and I have split them up Middle School library. The and someone will be shooting Christmas party and cake auca parade near you. tion will be Dec. 6, same time, I’m coming to Karns. Can’t same place, tickets $15. Info: wait to see those Andy GrifLorraine Coffey. fith characters! ■
Blueberry Ridge opens A ribbon cutting and open house is set for 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, for Blueberry Ridge Senior Community, located at 7300 Blue Smoke Way in Powell. The development is part of Knox Housing Partnership, supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Directions: From I-75, turn left on Emory Road; left onto Central Avenue Pike; right onto W. Beaver Creek Drive; right onto Blue Smoke Way. Blueberry Ridge is on the right.
Alisa Pruett reminds everyone of the Karns Community Club Christmas dinner (potluck) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Karns Community Center. Info: Alisa at 603-4273.
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Thelma Hickey: The queen of Karns The collective Karns communityâ€™s heart ached on Sunday, Nov. 20, when news spread of Thelma Ophelia Hickeyâ€™s passing. This longtime queen of Karns sat on her throne for 95 years, and no one is qualified to take her place.
Mrs. Hickey was born in Karns, and her first home was located square-dab where the â€œred lightâ€? is now. Her family later moved to a house on Garrison Road and after marriage she moved into a place just down the road from that. Thelma married Herbert Hickey, and they shared their lives together for 52 years. He was another well-known figure as the â€œmailmanâ€? for then rural communities of Karns and Ball Camp. The couple had two children, Marshall and Gayle. Mrs. Hickey had other children as well. She always counted the students
of the 2009 Karns Fair parade, and she enjoyed the opportunity to ride in back of a convertible and wave to friends and neighbors along the route. It was a chance for her to survey the community she called her entire life. Nothing pleased her more than visits from friends, and any person she met became a friend,â€? Joss Fritts said. Crystal and Rori Swaggerty and Megan and Brandy Rains Marshall Hickey said a enjoy mother-daughter time with their friends at the strong religious faith best Karns PTA meeting. Brandy Rains is the Boxtops for Educacharacterized his mother. tion Coordinator on the PTA board. â€œMy mom dragged us to For Thelma Hickey, family was the center of her life. Here she church every Sunday. It was sits with two of her four great-granchilddren, McKenna and not until later in life that Garrison Fritts. Photo submitted my sister and I understood she taught as her own. For and supplemented it with the importance of that. Her 28 years she taught 5th advice on every aspect of dedication to the Lord is ingrade at Karns Elementary their lives. Josh says, â€œMa- spiring to all.â€? School. She retired from mawâ€™s best quality was her Now the Karns comKnox County Schools but concern for others. She wor- munity grieves the loss of then accepted a teaching ried about everybody, and Thelma Hickey. She canâ€™t be position at First Lutheran sometimes that meant she replaced as a friend, comLisa Settle, Karns ElementaSchool for six years. She stepped in to help in many munity leader, historian, ry PTA president, is happy loved those students and ways.â€? and most of all, a mother. about the success of the made sure they learned well Thelma Hickey was Perhaps the best way to groupâ€™s first cookie dough the lessons of classes, as dubbed the unofficial his- honor her is by making a fundraiser. Photos by T. Edwards well as those about life. torian of Karns. For years, donation to the American of TEPHOTOS.com Her daughter passed in people searching for infor- Cancer Society in Thelma 1988, and the Hickeys be- mation about their families Hickeyâ€™s name. Thatâ€™s what came parents again. This visited her to get the facts sheâ€™d do because it would time they watched over about them and the area. help someone else. their two grandsons, Jason Hickey always sprinkled in Goodbye Thelma Hickey, The Ivan Racheff House and Gardens board of goverand Josh Fritts. Jason al- stories of events and people mother, mamaw and friend. nors will host â€œThe Joys of Christmasâ€? at its annual greens ways claimed that she made that captivated listeners. Weâ€™ll not see anyone like tea, noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at 1943 Tennessee Ave. sure they had plenty of food She was the grand marshal you this side of heaven. Natural evergreen wreaths, holiday table arrangements, amaryllis, paperwhites and traditional holiday baked items will be available for purchase. The house and gardens are West Knox Lions Club president Bobby owned by the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs. Harrington (at left) with Enterprise Renta-Car regional vice president Tim Romero and club golf chair Ed Snow. Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the charitable arm of Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Alamo RentA-Car, donated $1,000 to the West Knox ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS AT LAW Lions golf tourney. Proceeds are used primarily to support the Kids Sight outreach, where Lions Club volunteers take Estate Planning & Business Law photo-like images of preschool childrenâ€™s eyes for screening by Vanderbilt Eye Care â€˘ Wills Wills, Trusts and Estate Addressing your needs Center to detect potential eye problems. Planning and achieving results in Enterprise has supported this program â€˘ Probate and Settling a prompt, cost-effective for more than 10 years. Photo submitted Estates manner. â€˘ Business Law and Contracts www.carpenterlewis.com â€˘ Corporations and LLCs
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Also last week the board approved employee health insurance with Blue Cross/ Blue Shield through agent Ed Shoemaker, scheduled commissionerâ€™s training Jan. 1819 and considered a proposal from Hallsdale Powell Utility District to service 18 customers on Old Blacks Ferry Road. â€œWe will look at their proposal,â€? said Hastings. Staff said a waterline replacement project (about 530,000 feet in four locations) is complete and another waterline project ($1.4 million) is in progress. The â€œmobilelandâ€? project in Beaver Creek Estates is 2- to 3-weeks from completion, said Hastings. The next board meeting is 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22. Employees will bring food for a potluck lunch following the meeting.
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Nip it in the bud No one likes a bully. When we see bullying, especially in our schools, we’re becoming quicker to condemn it and take action. County Commission isn’t the schoolyard, and practicing politics will never be confused with “Ring Around the Rosie.” Sharp, informed exchanges are not only expected but desirable in our representative form of government. But lately the transparent dislike of one commissioner for another has reBroyles sulted in one crossing the line that separates mutual exchange from the tactics of intimidation. Mike Brown is consistently targeting Amy Broyles with the all but spoken acquiescence of commission chair Mike Hammond. Broyles is, to begin with, in a uniquely vulnerable position. She’s the only woman on the 11-member commission and one of only two Democrats. Brown Being outnumbered 10-1 in gender and 9-2 in party preference hasn’t stopped Broyles from saying her piece, and apparently Brown finds that annoying. At last week’s commission meeting he angrily interrupted Broyles. “I have the floor,” Broyles said. You’re repeating the same things “over and over,” Brown said. Hammond mildly said – in effect – “Play nice.” Because of her outspokenness, and because she is so often in the minority on questions before commission, for other commissioners Broyles can be (as my grandfather might have said) “hard to cotton to.” And she does have a tendency to revisit an issue once too often. But personal dislike for a fellow legislator or her style doesn’t trump the necessity for mutual respect when commission sits as a body. The venomous tone with which Brown addresses Broyles even suggests an underlying misogyny. If there are any woman-haters on commission, a rapid attitude adjustment is in order. Knoxville just elected a woman mayor, and the times they are a-changin’. Perhaps Brown isn’t aware of how the spectacle of a strong, husky man bullying a petite woman plays to the audience. If not, the clerk’s office could retrieve the video of the day when Commissioner Greg “Lumpy” Lambert left his seat and approached Mayor Mike Ragsdale’s senior staffer Cynthia Finch as she stood at the lectern. No matter how you felt about Finch, it was an ugly moment. It isn’t incumbent upon Broyles and Brown to be pals. However, it is the duty of the commission chair to see that members conduct their business with mutual respect. Hammond may have been off his game last week. We know he was ill for a time. Assuming he returns to form for the December meeting, he should clarify the ground rules sooner rather than later. “Nip it in the bud,” our favorite fictional law officer would say, before the problem gets worse. Some might say Broyles talks too much, others Brown too little. Both were elected to vigorously represent the interests of their constituents, and we trust that each will continue to do so. But enough already with the bullying. It discredits the individual, the leadership and the body. Knox County expects better. Contact Larry Van Guilder at email@example.com.
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Johnson says Senate run worth the pain I get knocked down But I get up again You’re never going to keep me down - Chumbawamba Gloria Johnson doesn’t sound defeated. Not even after she ended her firstever run for public office on the short end of a 63.5 to 36.4 perJohnson cent thumping at the hands of now state Sen. Becky Duncan Massey. Johnson, a special education teacher who also chairs the Knox County Democratic Party, took on the assignment shortly before the qualifying deadline when no other candidate stepped forward. She had little time to plan a campaign and little money to finance it. “When you live on a
Betty Bean schoolteacher’s salary, you get pretty good at staying on a shoestring budget,” she said. “I don’t have a big giant savings to tap into – but we got a lot done on very little money. I don’t play. If I do it, I’m gonna really do it.” She didn’t live in the district, so she took the giant step of vacating her home in North Knoxville and moving into a rental house in Halls. She campaigned fiercely against the odds for 90 days. Despite the outcome, she remains relentlessly optimistic and upbeat about her campaign for the 6th District Senate seat vacated by Jamie Woodson, who departed last summer to take the helm of an education think tank.
“Democrats in that district have never done better than 70/30 in the last few election cycles, so we moved the bar nearly seven points. In under three months. Against a Duncan,” Johnson said. “I got two-and-a-half times more votes in the general election than I did in the primary, and on the Republican side, with all three candidates in the primary, they got 11,000 votes. Becky Massey got 10,000 in the general, so she didn’t even get all the Republicans. To me that says something.” What it says to her is that she was able to change the discussion (guns/ abortion/ immigration) that dominated the Republican primary. “We got people to talk about different issues,” Johnson said, recalling the time when a reporter wanted to ask her the same questions he had asked Massey
and her two GOP primary opponents. “They were talking about newspapers printing government whatevers, guns, things like that, and I asked shouldn’t we be talking about things that are going to help people in the 6th District, like taking the tax off groceries and taking taxes off of small businesses? I talked to a lot of Republicans who completely supported those two issues.” Johnson says that moving to Halls hasn’t been a hardship, and that she had intended to move closer to her ailing parents, who don’t live far from her rental house on Long Hollow Road. She also intends to stay in touch with Sen. Massey. “I think she’s a very nice lady,” Johnson said. “I called her on election night and told her I will be in touch. She’s going to hear from teachers.”
Joyce Burchett: guts and gumption Until her husband, Charlie, died three years ago, the great sorrow of Joyce Hicks Burchett’s life was losing her brother Roy, who died somewhere in France not Burchett long after D-Day. That had to be a sad, scary time for Joyce, who was “engaged to be engaged”
Candidate School at Georgia Tech to study engineering. He got worried that the war was going to end before he could get a lick in so he flunked out on purpose and got shipped to the Pacific. Joyce wrote him every day, following the war’s bloody course across a map of the Pacific, knowing – despite the heavy hand of the censors – that he was in the thick of the fighting. Being a woman of guts and gumption, she earned her degree, became a teach-
er and learned to fly an open cockpit Meyer 90 by taking lessons with the Navy flyboys. When she and Charlie married in 1948, she excised the word “obey” from her vows, and they lived happily for the next 60 years – living reminders of the contributions and the sacrifices made by the Greatest Generation, both those who fought and those who waited. – Betty Bean
metal desks and a bunch of file cabinets.” He reorganized a customer service area, a mapping department, a section for data entry and data analysis, and a corridor for managers. “We didn’t have computers and phones on Sandra most desks,” he said. Clark Whitehead said he’s a conservative. “I will be in the office and I will answer cogent case for himself. the phone. I’ll look after Even Whitehead realized his your money.” clumsiness when he stopped The case for Carson and observed, “Well, the Karen Carson is seeking crowd got awfully quiet.” re-election Money quotes: to the school Ballard, pulling out a board from campaign brochure: “PromDistrict ises made, promises kept. 5, which We are better off today (than includes when he took office).” Bearden Whitehead, calling BalHigh and lard a big spender: “I’ll save sur roundyou $1 million over four ing areas. Carson years.” C a r Whitehead said Ballard son chaired the board that spent $600,000 to upgrade hired Superintendent Dr. a computer system that Jim McIntyre and is closely worked fine. “He himself identified with him. With used this system (for the a background in PTA, her 2009 reappraisal). What passion is parent involvemade it obsolete?” ment. Carson advocated for Ballard said he came into a nonvoting student on the office to find “four or five board; she pushed for a re-
alistic cell phone policy. “I believe that the foundation is in place in our strategic plan and it is time for me to put the pressure on the system to truly embrace parent and community engagement. I firmly believe that we will never reach the levels of success necessary if we don’t make significant changes in this area. I don’t have the ‘magic bullet’ for this, but I do know that websites, newsletters and community forums only scratch the surface of seeking active engagement,” she said. A nurse at Children’s Hospital, Carson brings a thoughtful, deliberate style to board debates. She deserves another term.
to Charlie, whom she had met in 1942 when they were both students at Austin Peay State College. He was from Clarksville, she was from Cheatham County. She’d always been at the top of her class. Charlie was a wild boy who liked to say that his main interests were “girls, football and motorcycles,” in no particular order. He got her attention by putting a tack on her chair. Before long, Charlie decided to enlist in the Marines. He was sent to Officer
Wanna be an assessor? The winner of the Republican nomination for property assessor will be the first candidate who hires a speech coach. That’s the major takeaway from last week’s joint appearance by Phil Ballard and John Whitehead at the Halls Republican Club. Incumbent Ballard stumbled first, thanking folks for electing him county comm i s s ioner. Oops. That was his first Ballard job, before he quit to run for property assessor in 2008. Whitehead, the previous assessor who was termlimited in ’08, played defense, refuting Ballard’s points rather than making a Whitehead
Random thoughts Knox County Commission disrespected the school board (what’s new?) in redistricting. Cindy Buttry and Thomas Deakins don’t even live in their districts now and Indya Kincannon picked up all of Fountain City in District 2. The commissioners, meanwhile, seem generally please with their districts.
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For anyone who missed the significance, Becky Duncan Massey is running hard for re-election. And she should, since candidates can pick up petitions starting Jan. 6, the qualifying deadline is noon April 5 and the winner-take-all primary is Aug. 2. The swearing in event at Central High School a couple of Sundays ago wasn’t so much a coronation as a campaign kickoff. And it was a dandy. First, Massey had participation from each high school in District 6: Carter, Central, Gibbs, Halls, South-Doyle and West. An opening dance was choreographed by Massey’s daughter Courtney and the master of ceremonies was radio personality Bob Thomas, who attended school with the senator at Chilhowee Elementary. The invocation was by the Rev. John Wood of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. The former softball coach touched all the bases. “This is a happy day for our family,” said Massey’s brother U.S. Rep. Jimmy Duncan. “Becky will speak out for the people she serves. She has the confidence to do a good job and a heart for service.” Then he joked, “I just don’t understand how she got to the Senate before I did!” Massey spoke briefly: “I want to make government work, not make government bigger. … Despite our difficulties, the United States remains strong. … Tennessee has incredible natural beauty and amazing people. Financially, we’re in better shape than almost any state. But there is always more to do.” John and Lois Duncan would have been proud to see their four kids – Beverly, Jimmy, Becky and Joe – on stage together. They would have been even prouder to see the folks in the audience, old friends from days gone by and lifelong political allies. So Becky Duncan Massey heads off to Nashville, buoyed by the good wishes (and a landslide mandate) from the folks in District 6. Godspeed.
Retired Criminal Court of Appeals Judge Joe D. Duncan (below) swears in his niece, state Sen. Becky Duncan Massey, as her husband, Morton Massey, looks on. Photos by S. Clark
Senators all: Ben Atchley, Sue Atchley, Becky Duncan Massey, Jamie Woodson and Victor Ashe. Sue Atchley served briefly following Woodson’s resignation. Ben Atchley had represented the 6th District since 1974. Photo by S. Clark
Rogero sets Inaugural: much to do During a four year term, a mayor gives five speeches which are carefully listened to by the public and decision makers. These are the four budget or state of the city messages and the fifth, but the first one the mayor makes, is the inaugural address. A mayor makes countless talks and speeches but these five are the ones guaranteed to be heard. Madeline Rogero, by choosing the Jacob Building as the site of her Inaugural and swearing in for four new council members and city judge, has made East Knoxville the well deserved focal point of her attention. This will be the first time a mayor has been sworn into office in East Knoxville. The site will be a good setting to address concerns in our African-American community as well as the entire city. The first Jacob Building was built in 1910 and burned down in 1938. Rebuilt shortly thereafter, it was substantially overhauled during my tenure as mayor under the able, steady, longtime leadership of Robert “Bob” Polk, director of public assembly and facilities. New bathrooms, heating and air condi-
tioning, an elevator and new panels were added, along with a dressed up entrance off Magnolia Avenue with the ugly chain link fencing removed. I held one of my 16 budget messages at Chilhowee Park in front of the bandstand and it is great to see the 2011 Inaugural occur there as well. By having it indoors she does not need a rain alternative. Polk says he is “honored and excited” that the city’s 68th mayor will hold her Inaugural at the Jacob Building. No doubt he and the chair of his board, the energetic, irrepressible Shirley Nash Pitts, will leave no stone unturned to ensure a flawlessly executed event at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. I suspect it will be a huge crowd (700 to 800 people) by mayoral Inaugural standards so one had better plan to be there early for parking and a good seat. Yet to be announced is the mas-
ter of ceremonies, whether the governor or U.S. senators will attend, who will sing the national anthem, who will give the invocation and benediction, and if any musical group will perform as well as a band. Invitations must go out. Who will sit on the platform, all of City Council or just those being sworn into office? Spouses included or not? Will the persons giving the invocation and singing the national anthem get a platform seat? Where will elected officials be placed? The six persons being sworn into office will choose who will administer the oath, who will hold the Bible and who will stand with him/her as the oath is given. A photographer is required. Programs must be printed which emphasize the theme of the Rogero Administration. It is not a simple task to pull off such an event. I was fortunate to have optimistic, dedicated Sue Clancy followed by the incomparable Mickey Mallonee lead the effort for four Inaugurals. They did it without a hitch. City Pension Board: Barbara
Pelot, chair, departs next month when her term expires. Speculation centers on incoming council member Finbarr Saunders, who has an extensive financial background, replacing her. Council will probably opt to have one of its own members on the board. Hopefully, Mayor-elect Rogero will attend the meetings herself each month and not turn it over to an aide. She will learn a lot simply by being present. While the board chooses its own chair, an attentive and attending mayor is likely to be the chair by vote of the board if she participates. Given the large amount of money and problems involved in the pension plan, it is appropriate (even imperative) for the mayor to be the board’s leader.
Lakeshore Commissioner Jeff Ownby will host a meeting with employees and concerned citizens regarding the closure of Lakeshore Mental Health Facility at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at West High School.
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onvenient-type stores are now found on almost every corner in Concord/Farragut and all offer similar items ranging from fast-food and beverages to grocery staples. Many are open 24/7 to ensure customers have a convenient place to pick up a late-night jug of milk or loaf of bread. But in our area 60 years ago, only two of these quick stop stores existed and neither offered late-night services. One was the Lone Star Service Station located on the south side of Kingston Pike about a half-mile east of Concord Road. The store was owned and operated by Oscar Woody who took a vacation to Texas where he found a large, neon enhanced metal star. Oscar bought the
star, brought it home and mounted it on the cupola of the store. The Lone Star soon became an icon in the area and was recognized from Bearden to Dixie-Lee Junction. The other store was Lakeland Service Center at the corner of Concord Road and Front Street (now Lakeshore Drive). This store fondly remains in my memory. During my teenage years, I often worked there on weekends and during summer vacations. My co-worker was Bland Winfrey who, along with the GI Bill, put himself through UT Law School working there and became one of Loudon County’s premiere trial attorneys. The owner, Ben Jones, affectionately called “Uncle Ben,” lived directly across the street in a stately
old home known locally as Calloway’s Landing. Ben came to town during the Concord Fair days (18901920) and was an equestrian trainer of some renown. He met a beautiful woman named Mayme Callaway, and their marriage produced four children. Mayme’s brother, Sam, was not particularly fond of Ben and warned Mayme that if she married that “horse trader” he would never speak to their children. The Calloway and Jones families were eccentric during an era when conformity was the norm, and having dined in their home several times, I can attest to the fact that Sam carried out his threat. At the dinner table, Sam would say, “Mayme, tell Ruth to pass the bread.” Lakeland Service Center closed
Bits ‘n pieces and other small thoughts TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West
ust 20 months ago, Tennessee basketball was within one goal of the Final Four. Look at us now. This team has far less ability but is giving greater effort. This is sometimes what you get when you tell somebody they can’t do something. Tough road ahead. Rivals are not letting up. They continue to bring in superior talent. The Volunteers get Yemi. Shouldn’t have said that.
It was unfair. Yemi Ibrahim Makanjuola may be a great player someday. He isn’t ready yet. He is 6-9. That is good. He is a better scorer in soccer and ping-pong than baskets. That is not good. In some large way, Yemi is symbolic of the recruiting plight. Coach Cuonzo Martin could not snap his fingers and change the world. A lot of people are still trying to decide who is Cuonzo and what is his
game. High school superstars, no more than curious about Tennessee, are yet to be attracted. As for Yemi, he plays hard. He is a warrior. He can block shots. He can run and rebound. He may not frighten Kentucky. *** Sports Illustrated picked the 68 teams it expects to see in March Madness. From the Southeastern Conference are the usual
several months ago because much of their business was construction workers, and with the downturn in housing, their business all but ceased to exist. But in its heyday it was the busiest place in the area. It was the last stop before entering Concord Park, and it was much cheaper than the typical items sold at Concord Marina. I can remember 10 or more cars pulling boats backed up with people waiting to fill their marine gas tanks and purchase fishing supplies. But the best seller was beer and crushed ice. Beer was not available at the park, so the Center had a virtual monopoly on both marine fuel and cold beer. Procuring a license to sell beer in those days was very involved and often depended on political pull. So, it could only be bought in a few places. In those days, few stores were open on Sunday, and even fewer sold beer. And the combination of these two transgressions was the topic of many church sermons in the village. In fact, my parents were a bit concerned by the fact that I worked there on Sunday afternoons after church. And you could always hear conversations in church about that “sinful place on the corner.” But some of the most vocal critics also
suspects: Kentucky, Florida, Vanderbilt, Alabama and Mississippi State. Where it starts to hurt is on down the list: Chattanooga, Austin Peay, Harvard, Drexel, Central Connecticut State and Florida Atlantic with the 5-6 guard. You do get the message? *** File this under good news: Terry Francona, convinced he was not going to become manager of the Cubs, decided he would enjoy a year in the real world. That means he will not be all that busy and can speak as scheduled at the UT baseball leadoff banquet Jan. 18 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Francona is a good man. He did well as manager of the Boston Red Sox. He figures to be very entertain-
showed up late Friday afternoon and ordered some “groceries.” They never got out of the car, but we knew what they wanted and the groceries were delivered in a brown paper bag. I remember they always had the correct change available so they could make a quick getaway. The Center also had its locals who showed up in late afternoon to share their stories. Nail kegs were used as seats and large coffee cans served as spittoons and cigarette butt depositories. Conversations were diverse, but most usually got around to politics. And these could become rather heated. I never had the inclination or time to participate in those conversations, but the participants in the current presidential debates could have taken some valuable lessons from those characters. Today, the Lone Star has been torn down to make way for an office complex and Lakeland Service Center sits vacant in a rapid state of deterioration. But in their heyday, they served their clientele as both a place to buy groceries and engage in brisk conversations. And when I drive by the old building, I always think of the great times we had there and the cast of characters who made up that clientele.
ing, worth the $40 ticket no matter how goes the chicken dinner. I do hope the kitchen offers Bigelow green tea, Joe Torre variety. *** The Colts told us again the other day how important is Peyton. The team had 12 offensive possessions. Two were squandered on a fumble and interception. After that came 10 punts and the postgame shower. *** Any time the basketball family gathers, tall tales flow. Forty years after the fact, we hear that Ray Mears wanted a wild boar as team mascot. He visualized a stout steel cage on wheels and the ferocious beast charging in all directions, clanging giant tusks against the bars, threatening to
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break free and consume or cripple Wildcats and Tigers and even red elephants. The mean hog was going to be motivation for his guys and a distraction for the enemy. What followed was big cage construction and research regarding proper diet of wild boars. Mountain wildlife friends actually captured a wicked one. It had impressive battle scars. A UT vet said time out. Does Coach have any idea how bad a wild boar smells under stressful circumstances? Tell him the odor would empty Stokely Center faster than a fire drill. Mears settled for the guy inside the paper mache orange. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What will you do on Christmas? Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. (Psalm 29: 2 NIV) OK, so I know it is Advent, and normally on this day I would write about the season of preparation, the penitential nature of the weeks leading up to Christmas, the fugue in time that has John the Baptist show up as a grown man immediately after the visit of the Magi. But not yet. We will get there, but not yet. This is a pre-emptive strike, because there are church boards and committees – right now – who are wringing their hands over the fact that Christmas falls on Sunday this year. “Oh, what will we do? We can’t possibly tear children away from their toys and families away from their Christmas festivities!” And my personal favorite: “Christmas has never fallen on Sunday before.” (I actually heard those words uttered in a church board meeting one year!) Really? There are only seven days to choose from, and sometime in the past 1,600 years – since Christmas settled into Dec. 25 – it must have been on a Sunday! So here is what I want to ask those boards and com-
Lynn Hutton mittees who will decide about whether to worship on Christmas morning: Why would you not? Time was – and thankfully still is, in some traditions – that you went to church on Christmas morning, no matter what day of the week it was on! It was a day of sacred meaning, a day of rejoicing that God had entered the world God created, that God was “pleased as man with men to dwell.” It was a day to rejoice, to worship this God who had come to be one of us. Only after you had worshipped did you go home and celebrate with feasting and gift-giving and singing carols. “But what about the children?” you ask. “They won’t get to play with their toys!” Yes, they will. Of course they will. After worship. Am I hard-nosed? May-
be. Am I a worship junkie? Most certainly. However, before you turn the page in disgust, dear reader, consider this: this is an opportunity to teach your children about the real Christmas: what it is, what it signifies, what it is really about. We do a disservice to our children if we are not careful to keep the Christ Child at the center of Christmas. It seems that every year some wellmeaning, kind-hearted person says “Oh, Christmas is all about the children, anyway!” To which I always reply, “No! It isn’t. It is all about The Child.” Now, I work in the church and I fully understand that churches who have three or four different services on a Sunday morning may rearrange the usual schedule because it is Christmas. I know that an 11 p.m. Christmas Eve service – my favorite service of the church year – makes for sleepy worshippers on Christmas morning. Been there, done that. But please, in the name of the Babe of Bethlehem, do not forsake Him on His birthday. Make your plans now to worship Him, adore Him, celebrate Him.
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Trash and treasure at Holy Cross Anglican Church At the “Trash and Treasure” sale held recently at the Holy Cross Anglican Church, three friends – Tammy Beavers, Allison Ogden and Lynne Crowel – laugh as they read inside a pink bunny bowl, “Some bunny needs a treat.” One says, “We are having fun … always do though!” All proceeds from the sale will help local organizations as well as elementary schools with a high poverty rate. Photo by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com
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Carriage rides with Percheron draft horses will be available, and proceeds from the carriage rides will benefit Knox Area Rescue Ministries. Children of all ages are welcome to have their pictures taken with Santa on his sleigh, while his elves and other helpers liven up the atmosphere. One lucky attendee will win a fabulous $1,000 Franklin Square shopping spree. For information and entry form, visit www.franklinsq.com.
Horse-drawn carriage rides are a feature of Holiday on the Square. Proceeds from the carriage rides will help support Knox Area Rescue Ministries. Photos by S. Clark
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Karns band: best ever
By Sandra Clark When director Doug Wheeling talks about this year’s Karns High School band, his pride is obvious. “We started with Tuesday evening rehearsals through the summer, and you could tell they were eager and they believed in what they were doing. And they got stronger as the year progressed,” Wheeling said. “They ran with it.” With 85 members, the band has only 15 seniors, so the prospects for next year’s troupe are bright. The officers (pictured above) hold the USSBA state championship banner for Class 4A from late October competition at Tennessee Tech. Karns was first in its class and was voted top overall band, Wheeling said. “We earned straight superior ratings and won our class in every competition,” said assistant band director Jimbo Crawford. The band competed at the Foothills Festival in Seymour, the Volunteer Classic at Heritage High School and the Smoky Mountain Classic at South-Doyle in
Karns Band officers: Daniel Paige, percussion co-captain; Jack Hardin, ju- Kelly Morrell, drum major; Travis Brock, sophomore rep; Catey Dodson, 2nd nior class rep; Logan Wildman, band captain; Jordan Morrell, percussion co- lieutenant; Lucas Stanfill, senior rep; and Olivia Jones, freshman rep. Photo captain; Jake Sims, 1st lieutenant; Andrew Smith, front ensemble captain; by S. Clark addition to the USSBA. Wheeling has worked with the Karns High band for nine years, the last three as director. He said former director Keith Clupper, now at Farragut, said this is the best Karns band he’s ever seen.
Decide for yourself. There are three chances to hear this band: Friday, Dec. 2, at the WIVK Christmas Parade; Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Karns Christmas Parade; and Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Karns High Band’s Christmas Concert.
Woodby will play with Murray College Karns High senior Audrey Woodby was surrounded by friends and family when she signed her commitment to play softball with Murray College in Kentucky. Pictured are Audrey and coach Judy Siebert. “I’ve worked my whole life to get here,” said Audrey, who started playing tee-ball at age 4. Photo by S. Barrett
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Three chances to hear the band Karns High Band’s Christmas Concert is 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the school auditorium. Admission is free. The band will march in the WIVK Christmas Parade on Friday evening, Dec. 2, and in the Karns Christmas Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.
Financial Focus Here’s your year-end investment checklist As an investor, you’ve pretty much seen it all in 2011 – including slow-but-steady gains early in the year, a market correction during the debt ceiling debate and the U.S. credit downgrade, and huge one-day price movements, both up and down – and there’s still a Wendy month to go. But despite the volatility of the past Schopp 11 months, you can make some positive year-end investment moves, including the following: ■ Boost your 401(k) contributions. If your employer permits you to make extra contributions to your 401(k), put in as much as you can afford, up to contribution limits. You typically contribute pretax dollars, so the more you invest, the lower your taxable income. Plus, your earnings have the potential to grow on a tax-deferred basis. ■ Consider converting to a Roth IRA. You might beneﬁt by converting a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA), which offers tax-deferred earnings, to a Roth IRA, whose earnings grow tax free, providing you don’t start taking withdrawals until you’re at least age 59½ and you’ve held your account for ﬁve years. Keep in mind, though, that you’d need the money available to pay the taxes that would be due on such a conversion. Also, income limits apply to Roth IRA contributions. This is a complex decision that you should discuss with your qualiﬁed tax professional. ■ Set up automatic contributions for 2012. Like most people, you may ﬁnd it difﬁcult to come up with a lump-sum payment to fully fund your IRA for the year. Why not set up an automatic investment plan for 2012? By directing
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A-14 • NOVEMBER 28, 2011 • WEST SIDE SHOPPER-NEWS The family travels on another vacation in the play “Leaving Iowa.” Pictured are Terri Lloyd (Mom, front left), Gabe Potter (Dad, front right), Rollin Prince (Don, back left) and Jeannine Brown (Sis, back right).
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Payton Walker signs scholarship Hardin Valley Academy senior Payton Walker (front center) receives applause from her coaches, family and friends as Bryan College awards her a volleyball scholarship. She will be playing alongside her sister, Corrie Walker (front right), currently a sophomore at Bryan. Phoenix Rising Volleyball Club Coach Kynette Williams said, “A house divided is now united.” Payton said, “Since age 10 I dreamed of play-
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NEWS FROM WEBB SCHOOL OF KNOXVILLE
Webb’s Upper School: An abundance of challenge and opportunity By Matt Macdonald, Upper School Head, Webb School of Knoxville
reat schools do two things very well. They create and sustain relevant, engaging, important learning environments that support and challenge students, and they sequence those environments so that students are prepared for successful and fulﬁlling lives beyond school. They are, in fact, both an end in itself and a means to an end. In that context, Webb’s Upper School is proud to offer academic, athletic, art, extracurricular, and community service programs reﬂective of those two profound truths. With 480 students enrolled in the Upper School, our main charge each Macdonald day is to provide a nurturing, supportive and safe environment within which our students may develop intellectual and interpersonal skills necessary for success in the 21st Century. Academically, our program is designed to help students develop advanced critical and creative reasoning skills across all subject areas. Taught by faculty members who are passionate about their subjects and dedicated to ensuring that each student reaches his or her full potential, the coursework in the Upper School is both rigorous and engaging. More speciﬁcally, our Upper School curriculum is designed to help students build their level of expertise in fundamental areas as they cultivate a sense of their own strengths and interests.
In keeping with Webb School’s commitment to developing leadership and character through service, the school supports more than 50 charitable organizations, annually, through community service projects. In fall 2010, Webb completed its ﬁfth schoolsponsored Habitat for Humanity house.
Our Upper School curriculum is designed to help students build their level of expertise in fundamental areas as they cultivate a sense of their own strengths and interests. In addition to completing the required core curriculum, students are able to choose from a variety of electives – including numerous Honors and Advanced Placement courses – as well as independent study and research options. Class size in the Upper School typically averages 14 students with many opportunities available to meet one-on-one with teachers throughout the school day. Moreover, coursework extends well beyond the conﬁnes of the classroom through ﬁeld trips and study abroad. The same spirit that prevails in our academic life is also a guiding force behind athletics in the Upper School. Participating in athletics at Webb is not only critical for one’s good health, but also teaches invaluable life lessons in teamwork, peer support and self-discipline. Webb has three gyms, a newly renovated outdoor track, numerous playing ﬁelds, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a wrestling room, and two weight rooms; all providing students a variety of options depending on their interest level in athletics. In addition to the school enjoying tremendous success competing in the TSSAA, many of our student-athletes have gone on to play college sports; some at the highest level.
In addition to the required core courses, Webb’s Upper School science program offers a wide range of electives, including Honors and AP classes as well as Forensic Science, Anatomy and Physiology, and Scientiﬁc Research.
More than 40,000 high school students on some 2,200 robotics teams representing more than 15 countries participated in regional FIRST Robotics competitions last year. Webb’s Robotics Team #1466 competed in the FIRST Smoky Mountain Regional at the Knoxville Convention Center. Team #1466 also mentored the Seymour High School Team in its rookie year.
In the arts, our program is rich and varied. We encourage students to discover their artistic interests and abilities through introductory visual arts courses in areas such as ceramics, photography and 3-D design. Once a student has had an opportunity to explore our art curriculum, he or she then may continue to take similar courses at the advanced level. Additionally, our drama productions and award-winning vocal groups receive high praise for the quality of their performances. At Webb, we have created an environment within which the arts thrive. We also have numerous clubs and organizations that offer students the opportunity to acquire new abilities, engage in self-expression, develop leadership skills, share interests, and provide service to the community. Whether the club or organization involves school government, the environment, business, technology, or robotics, the diversity among the groups allows students to broaden their horizons and experiment with new ideas. Community service, in particular, is a vital part of the fabric of the Webb experience, promoting greater leadership, character development, and civic responsibility within our students. All Upper School students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of service by the time they graduate. The school supports more than 50 charitable organizations, annually, through community service projects.
Our Honor Code is based on the premise that every student has a fundamental right to be trusted and to have his or her word accepted at all times and by all people. Equally signiﬁcant to the daily life of the Upper School is our Honor Code. Our Honor Code is based on the premise that every student has a fundamental right to be trusted and to have his or her word accepted at all times and by all people. In order for each student to have this right, all must accept the covenant not to lie, cheat, steal, nor to tolerate this behavior in anyone else at the school. The atmosphere of mutual trust between students and faculty that exists within Webb’s Upper School is fundamental to the community and enriches the lives of all who work and study at the school. The Upper School is a diverse family that welcomes and values individuals from all backgrounds. Such diversity is essential to a vital community of learning and growth. In nurturing the hearts, minds and bodies of its students, Webb’s Upper School prepares students for fulﬁlling lives of responsibility, leadership and service to others.
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You like us. You really like us! Parkwest Medical Center wins prestigious Excellence in Patient Care award for overall rating/patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10 Parkwest Medical Center is the w winner of an Excellence in Patient Care award given b by outcomes ﬁrm Studer Group®. Parkwest was honored The hospital rewith an Excellence in cently received the Patient Care Award at award at the ninth the 2011 What’s Right annual What’s in Health Care® national Right in Health conference, during Care® conference which the top health– for its exemplary care organizations in “overall rating of the industry gather to hospital” results share “best practices” on the HCAHPS with an audience of patient survey. their peers. The 2011 “What is so conference was held in exciting about Chicago October 19-21. this award is that it is based on measurements from HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems), a national standardized survey tool which measures adult inpatient perception of the quality of care they receive at a given acute care hospital,” explained Parkwest CAO Rick Lassiter. “Parkwest received this award because our patients rated our care 9 or 10 on a 10-point scale.”
award for having the best responses to the HCAHPS question, “Using any number from 0 to 10, where 0 is the worst hospital possible and 10 is the best hospital possible, what number would you use to rate this hospital during your stay?” “Hospitals care deeply about how patients perceive them,” said Quint Studer, founder of Studer Group®. “When a hospital receives an overall rating of 9 or 10, well, that’s high praise. It means the hospital is aligned, accountable and taking consistent action. This is something to be proud of – for the people who work at the hospital and for the community that hospital serves.” “I want to publicly thank and commend all Parkwest employees and physicians for their continued dedication and hard work to making health care better for the patients and families who choose to receive care at Parkwest,” Lassiter said. Parkwest Nurse Managers with the Excellence in Patient Care Award. Standing, left to right: Beth The 27-question HCAHPS survey was Cummings, RN (Oncology/Post-Op/Gyn); Denise Duncan, RN (Joint Replacement Center); Sabricreated in 2002 by the combined efforts na Trollinger, RN (Senior Behavioral Center); Sheila Chadwick, RN (Childbirth Center), and Wendy Shock, RN (Capacity/Patient Flow). Seated, left to right: Suzanne Miller, RN (Cardiac Specialty of The Centers for Medicare and MedUnit); Heather Jett, RN (Cardio/Pulmonary/Renal Unit); Sue Casper, RN (Endoscopy), and Crystal icaid Services (CMS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Wilkerson, RN (Orthopedics) (AHRQ). Scores are publicly posted four Studer Group® gives its Excellence in scores in each of the HCAHPS catego- times a year at www.hospitalcompare. Patient Care awards based on very high ries. Parkwest Medical Center received its hhs.gov.
Patients tell why they prefer Parkwest Valerie Dugger says, “I delivered my baby at Parkwest on Aug. 16 and stayed there through Aug. 18. I was treated very well. I LOVE this hospital! All the nurses were very nice and the food was good also. My favorite nurses were Mary and Vickie. Mary worked with me pushing for an hour and an half. I love her and don’t think I could have done it without her. Dr Walker delivered my baby, and I love her, too – she’s awesome! I will definitely have my next baby there!”
Parkwest President and CAO Rick Lassiter personally reads every comment that is submitted to Parkwest via the link on the Parkwest website. Following are a few recent comments that he would like to acknowledge and publicly share:
■ Lauren Monahan Once again, Parkwest impresses me. It’s not the ﬁrst time. But it WAS a ﬁrst for me. I never considered going to an ER. However, Patients give Parkwest top marks for attentive care and fast service. I woke up with severe stomach pain, and knew I couldn’t wait facility. Thank you for renewing for a while. Nope! I showed the for my doctor’s ofﬁce to open. I my faith in health care. staff person my paperwork, he was bent over in pain. I headed to Parkwest. In my imagination, checked his computer and said, ■ George Seabolt I ﬁgured I’d walk into an over“Your done here!” Painless, crowded, hot and horrible ER. I smooth, efﬁcient and treated I was hospitalized from Aug. was more than surprised to ﬁnd well. I thank you for the ﬁne 27 to Sept. 1 and appreciated the it empty, clean, inviting and a re- service. I am still surprised it can effort made by Oksana, Christy, ceptionist who greeted me kindly. be done well if you care enough. Stephanie and the CNAs. EveryIt was barely 6 a.m. on a Monday. Thank you, Parkwest. one was attentive and helpful. A I sat down, in pain, thinking I’d special note I would like to make wait who knows how long and in ■ Mike Horn is to your Food Service staff. I less than ﬁve minutes my name am a vegetable lover and found Yesterday I had surgery at was called. The nurse took great the vegetables provided with my your facility. I never thought of care of me, and her sense of meals to be exceptional. I particusurgery as being a pleasant exhumor helped greatly. Her name larly like the collards and brocperience, but that has certainly is Beverly, and she made it bearcoli. Carrots are not my favorite changed. Your staff, facilities able. Dr. Mesmer came in, talked and operations is simply the best but I found yours to be tasty also. to me and told me he’d get started Your shuttle service is greatly apI have ever had the pleasure of on tests. They gave me morphine preciated. My wife found it to be experiencing. Everyone from for the pain, and I was taken convenient and the drivers to be check in to exit was pleasant, care of with great concern. Even courteous and helpful. professional and giving. I can’t though I felt terrible, I joked and say enough about every staff smiled with the nurses and other ■ Veronica Grant staff. I appreciate even more that member that was there to help me. My friend who was there to On the night of Sept. 7, I had I didn’t have to sign multitudes take me home had the same exthe unfortunate chance of being of paperwork, nor have to ﬁsh perience, and that was the topic at Parkwest Emergency Care for cards or identiﬁcation. After for discussion all the way home. Center for two family members at it was over, they explained my I am not sure there is a high the same time. My father-in-law condition, sent me home, and enough rating for you staff and arrived in the ECC and eventually then I knew that the discharge would “get me” and I’d be there
ER visit. She was comforting and extremely competent. Dr. Barry Cummings was the ER physician for both of my family members. He was so caring and professional. I knew that they were both in excellent hands. My fatherin-law’s nurse was Brandy. My husband’s nurse was David. Both nurses were comforting, caring and skilled, and took excellent care of them during the entire ER The food at Parkwest is so good that experience. Lyle in CT was also so some local radio talk show hosts were nice and professional as he took heard on the air a few weeks ago say- my husband to CT. Everyone that ing they choose the Boulevard Bistro we came into contact with during as their lunchtime choice. this time was a great example of Parkwest’s mission. Thankfully was admitted for pneumonia. A my husband only had a migraine couple of hours later my husband headache (which is not great, but checked in. My husband had better than the other diagnoses experienced a headache for three that I feared!). He received meds days that had eased up at times that did help the pain to go away but other times was excruciatand was able to go to work today. ing. I was witness to the care My father-in-law remains in the that both of my family members hospital and I feel sure that the exreceived, although I was with cellent care will continue each day my husband the majority of the that he must be there. I am so glad time. Sharon Eustace was the to know that Parkwest lives up to triage nurse and did an amazing the slogan of Treated Well, Well Treated. Thanks so much to all of job of putting our minds at ease you for the excellent job you do! from the very beginning of our
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STRANG SENIOR CENTER
Blake McCoy, owner of Independent Insurance Consultants, holds the “We Back Pat” framed poster at the Strang Senior Center while fans Jeanne Faber, Maggie Greff and Connie Chavannes sign it. Photo by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com
‘We Back Pat’ fans at Strang Senior Center The day before Thanksgiving, people at the Strang Senior Center took time to show their thanks to Pat Summitt by signing a “We Back Pat” framed poster that was to be presented by Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc. and co-sponsor Blake McCoy, owner of Independent Insurance Consultants, at yesterday’s pregame ceremony of the Baylor game. The Baylor game was the first game named a “We Back Pat” game.
rooms decorated in “patriotic orange.” About Pat Summitt he says, “She’s an aweTheresa some person, a great coach Edwards and an excellent leader to have in our community.” McCoy’s grandfather was recently diagnosed with dementia and now resides in McCoy’s family members are longtime fans and sea- an assisted living facility. The Strang Senior Center son ticket holders who have is now decorated for the holattended all the University of Tennessee women’s bas- idays and invites you to join ketball games for years. in their upcoming activities Their home even has several and classes.
Activities for the week of Nov. 28: ■ Monday, Nov. 28: 8:45 a.m., Advanced Cardio; 9:30 a.m., Watercolor; 10 a.m., Bridge; 10 a.m., Cardio; 12:30 p.m., Sit N Be Fit; 1 p.m., Tax information for 2012; 1:30 p.m., Belly Dancing. ■ Tuesday, Nov. 29: 8:45 a.m., Tai Chi 1; 9:30 a.m., BB Bridge; 10 a.m., Oil painting; 10 a.m., Digital class; 11:15 a.m., Pilates; 12:30 p.m., Canasta/PIN; 12:30 p.m., Yoga; 2 p.m., Line dancing. ■ Wednesday, Nov. 30: Noon, Snack Series “You Can Beat the Blues” includes lunch and prizes, $3. ■ Thursday, Dec. 1: 10 a.m., Paint group; 11:15 a.m., Cardio M&B; 12:30 p.m., Sit N Be Fit; 1:45 p.m., Chorus. ■ Friday, Dec. 2: 8:45 a.m., Advanced Cardio; 10 a.m., Social Bridge; 11:15 a.m., Pilates; 1 p.m., Rummikub; 2 p.m., Ballroom. Dates to remember: ■ Wednesday, Dec. 7: 1 p.m. Christmas Show featuring entertainer and singer Tammy Marshall. Bring finger sandwiches to share. $2 donation, call center to register. ■ Info or to register for classes: 670-6693. Complete calendar listings available at www.knoxcounty.org/ seniors.
■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee (formerly the Wellness Community), 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday
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Meet Max The Young-Williams Animal Center team would like you to meet 2-year-old boxer mix Max. Boxers are known to be especially wonderful family dogs. They often get along great with children and are playful and fun. One thing they lack is much body fat. Boxers and other lean dogs are susceptible to cold, so sweaters and coats are a good idea for your boxer during walks and outside time. Do not overdo food and treats to try to bulk up your boxer. Instead, help them maintain their weight with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. Should you give them ear muffs to keep the cold away? That is up to you, but your boxer will let you know what he thinks of that. Max is available for adoption at the main center at 3210 Division Street. Visitors are welcome noon to 6 p.m. seven day a week. The “new” center at Young-Williams Animal Village is also open daily from noon to 6 p.m. and is located at 6400 Kingston Pike. If you don’t have time to stop by on a given day, visit www.young-williams.org to see photos of all of the center’s adoptable animals, Info: 215-6599.
evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or www.cancersupportet.org. ■ Free Varicose Vein Screenings will be held Monday through Friday, Dec. 5-9, at various locations around town. Request a screening online at www.premierveinclinics.com. ■ The Knox County Public
Library and UT’s College of Health, Education and Human Services will host a class for parents to help them guide children through various kinds of loss. “Navigating Loss: Helping your child through grief or change” will be offered at the Farragut Branch Library 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 3. Info: 974-3845. Registration: www. knoxlib.org/griefworkshop.
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News from the Turkey Creek Public Market
Santa gives a “high-five” to Cole Smith, 7, a student at Eaton Elementary School in Loudon County. Cole enjoyed a long chat. Photos by S. Clark
By Sandra Clark It’s Black Friday every day at the Turkey Creek Public Market. Well, at least on the days the Market is open (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Libby Fisher is the events coordinator. She has entertainers, live animals, food vendors and, of course, Santa and Libby Fisher Mrs. Claus running about. It’s a trip! Let’s talk Santa for a minute. Adopt a Reindeer is a drawing to benefit the Blount County Humane Society. A $5 donation enters you to win a pretty big wicker-like reindeer, valued at $1,000. And the Humane Society will gift wrap your items as well. And there’s the Christmas Tree Man, displaced by a Chickfil-A in Bearden, who brings in fresh-cut trees from North Carolina. Libby recruited him to the Public Market. “These trees are fresh off the mountain every week,” she said. There’s garland, too. Perhaps the calmest vendor booth is that of Webster “Web” and Dottie Sherman. At least, Web is pretty calm. Dottie was back in a corner, zipping through a project, while Web sat amicably up front to welcome visitors.
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Web Sherman canes chairs and rebuilds wicker furniture. But they also sell an eclectic stock of merchandise, including vintage goods and antiques. “I taught him everything he knows,” said Dottie. The couple have been married for 30 years. They formerly did outdoor shows but now are content to work at their shop in Rockford and weekends at the Turkey Creek Public Market. “I’m insistent on ‘Made in the USA’ merchandise,” said Dottie. “You can find out more about us at www. wickerwoman.com,” she said, “or just call 719-8597.” We paused at Jim’s Amish Food but he was so busy ringing up sales that we begged off and promised to return. Off to one side Dayton Hanford is hammering and sawing. It’s “Art and Beyond,” 11 booths customized to show off Dayton’s best work. He also will take consignment items but insists that everything be made in East Tennessee. Hanford currently operates an antique store in the same building as Cotton Eye Joe and says he will open at the Public Market as quickly as possible. “Call our opening ‘Gray Friday,’” he laughed. Call if you want to talk: 414-4838. Yes, everyone’s a character at the Turkey Creek Public Market.
Upcoming: Santa: Saturdays until Christmas Eve. Volkswagen Enthusiast Car Show: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.
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One turkey had no fears on Thanksgiving. He’s the huge sculpture at Turkey Creek Public Market. Truly a work of art, the turkey is made of hundreds (perhaps thousands) of pieces of steel, welded into place.
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