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Miracle Maker Jim Porter thinks of himself as just one spoke in the wheel at Powell High School and says that his role as graduation coach is a “jack of all trades.” But, the truth is good things are going on at Powell High. Jim tells us about a few of them.
➤ See Jake Mabe’s story on page A-9.
Coffee Break Gene Crabtree is a family man, soon to celebrate 39 years of marriage to his wife, Patty. Ryan and Kendra are their children. Ryan is married to Jennifer, and their daughter, Della, is in 6th grade. During the week, Gene is on the road a lot with his job at 21st Mortgage Corporation as a full-time campus recruiter. In the hiring process, Gene looks first at the integrity of the applicants. The company wants employees who will be responsible, trustworthy workers. This goes hand-in-hand with the volunteer work Gene does as president for the Knoxville Chapter of Character Counts! Meet Gene over a Coffee Break.
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What might have been ... Marvin West looks at some of UT football’s biggest what ifs and what might have beens ...
See Marvin’s story on page A-5
Index Coffee Break A2 Theresa Edwards A3 Government/Politics A4 Marvin West/Lynn Hutton A5 Malcom Shell A6 Faith A7 Kids A8 Miracle Maker A9 Business A13 Calendar A14 Health/Lifestyles Sect B
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Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster er (VOAD) invites the community to its second annual free “Emergency Preparedness Fair” 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Cokesbury United Methodist Church North campus, 9915 Kingston Pike. “Preparing for an emergency before it happens is vital. Some simple actions can make a big difference to you and your family,” said Alan Lawson, director of Knoxville-Knox County Emergency Management Agency. “The Emergency Preparedness Fair will give you the knowledge you need to protect yourself when disaster strikes.” Emergency management professionals, agencies and volunteers will provide information including financial, severe weather, pets, short-term food storage and family emergency communication plans. The event will be family-friendly with many fun activities and demonstrations for the children. The fire safety house will return. Last year children lined up to learn how to bring fire safety skills to their own homes. There will also be classes and an expert panel. “The public will be able to ask questions about how things work, how emergency professionals react and respond when there is an emergency or disaster,” said Colin Ickes, operations officer with Knoxville-Knox County Emergency Management Agency. Organizations participating include Tennessee VOAD, Cokesbury Church, American Red Cross, Knoxville Emergency Management Agency, TEMA, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rural/Metro Ambulance and the city of Knoxville. Info: www.prepfair.org.
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Evening with the arts Pellissippi State kicks off performance series with gala By Sherri Gardner Howell dents were on hand to talk En Garde! Pellissippi State Community College brought a little swordplay, Chinese dragon and lion dancers, artistic photography and more to the forefront Sept. 7 at Backstage Pass. The gala evening was a way to highlight the upcoming arts season at the college, showcase students and departments as well as raise some funds for the Pellissippi State Foundation. Held at Cherokee Country Club, Backstage Pass spread its talent throughout the club. Each room, from the solarium to the back patio to the ballroom, featured a different department. Music, drama, web and print design, interior decorating, photography and the visual arts departments all had displays that featured both faculty and student work to wow the guests. As a plus, stu-
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about their areas of concentration and their hopes and dreams for the future, which many guests commented was a special treat. Cherokee provided a bountiful buffet of heavy hors d’oeuvres, and the pièce de résistance was an array of desserts passed out by the college’s culinary students. In the ballroom, guests were treated to musical numbers and selections from the drama department, including a raucous and comic sword fight. The Chinese Dragon and Lion Dancers performed to a hypnotic drum beat, weaving their way through the rooms, leading all guests back to the ballroom for desserts and a live auction. The auction featured services provided by different departments at Pellissippi, with the winner receiving web design, photography
Pellissippi State Community College alumnus George Fox and Kit Frith perform a dramatic piece that featured some comedic swordplay at Backstage Pass, an event to showcase the upcoming arts season at the college.
and interior design services. To check out the college’s season, The Arts at Pellissippi, visit www.pstcc.edu or call the college, 694-6525, and a brochure can be mailed.
With design boards as a backdrop, Pellissippi State interior design student Jennifer Talley and Margaret Ann Jeffries, department head of Engineering and Media Technologies, showed off the work of the interior design students at the college. Photos submitted
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Gene Crabtree is a family man, soon to celebrate 39 years of marriage to his wife, Patty. Ryan and Kendra are their children. Ryan is married to Jennifer, and their daughter, Della, is in 6th grade. “Della comes over a lot on the weekends. It’s fun seeing her,” says Gene. During the week, Gene is on the road a lot with his job at 21st Mortgage Corporation as a full-time campus recruiter. “The company is the No. 1 manufactured housing lender. They hire about 100 college graduates each year,” he said. In the hiring process, Gene looks fi rst at the integrity of the applicants. The company wants employees who will be responsible, trustworthy workers. This goes hand-in-hand with the volunteer work Gene does as president for the Knoxville Chapter of Character Counts! This involves educating Knox County students and parents in the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. The organization also sponsors an essay contest each year, where students write about an aspect pertaining to one of the pillars of character. Students, parents and teachers then attend a huge annual awards banquet. It has grown so much that they split it into two banquets for the different age groups this past year. Gene has season basketball tickets and enjoys going to the games as time permits. On Sundays, he attends West Park Baptist Church where his family has belonged since 1987. He also likes to read. For their upcoming 40th anniversary, Gene and Patty are planning a trip to Hawaii, cruising between islands. Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Gene Crabtree:
What are you guilty of? Eating too many potatoes.
What is your favorite material possession? My father’s old guitar.
What are you reading currently? I just finished Elmer Towns’ memoir.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
There are too many to list, but it probably would have something to do with mouth in motion before brain was in gear.
try and eventually brought me to Knoxville.
I still can’t quite get the hang of … Social media, at least not yet.
What are the top three things on your bucket list? NCAA final four, Southern Gospel National Quartet Convention, Hawaii.
What is one word others often use to describe you and why? Caring.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Lose some weight – working on it.
What is your social media of choice? Facebook.
What is the worst job you have ever had? Cleaning a chicken house.
What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon and why? Popeye. He was the good guy.
What irritates you? Hypocrites.
What is your passion? Providing young people career opportunities after college by day and encouraging character education in our schools as a volunteer.
What’s one place in Karns or Hardin Valley everyone should visit?
With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch?
What is your greatest fear?
Nehemiah, a great leader from the Old Testament.
Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why? There are two. One is June Starrett, a high school teacher who passed away this past week. The other is Jim Kelly who became my mentor in the banking indus-
The veterans’ home. Snakes.
If you could do one impulsive thing, what would it be? Take Patty on a month long cruise. – Theresa Edwards It can be your neighbor, club leader, bridge partner, boss, father, teacher – anyone you think would be interesting to Karns/Hardin Valley Shopper-News readers. Email suggestions to Theresa Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org. Include contact info if you can.
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Rebecca Broom, Janice Williams and Selma Norton play Bunko, a dice game, at a networking event with ABWA.
Forecasting the election “It takes 270 electoral votes to win the 2012 presidential election,” Professor Keith Norris said as he presented a Gnosis lecture on the election process Sept. 10 at Pellissippi State.
Starlene Williams rolls the dice, playing Bunko.
“Electoral math is how people get to 270. That’s the big game at the beginning of any election cycle – predicting the outcome,” said Norris. “Right now Obama and Romney are about neck and neck in national polls,” he said, “but the race will ultimately be decided by eight or nine states. The state polls are what we should be paying attention to.” He utilized a forecastmapping program found online at www.270towin. com to illustrate various scenarios to bring either candidate to the winning score. He also showed viable scenarios in which the electoral votes could be evenly split for a tie, leaving the decision to the U.S. House of Representatives. “If the Democrats don’t get Florida, it will be a big horse race,” said Norris. He ended with big letters on the screen, “Keith’s prediction – Nov. 6, 2012 – Register to vote!” Student Nick Bashore commented on the lecture saying, “It was definitely in-
Gnosis co-advisor Trent Eades, English professor Keith Norris and Gnosis president Nathan Bowman talk after Norris’ lecture “Election Primer” at Pellissippi State. Photos by T. Edwards teresting. I liked looking at the maps.” “I’ve been a political junkie all my life,” said Alan Cofer. The “Gnosis Election Primer 2012” lecture was the event kickoff for Pellissippi’s first “Civic Engagement Week” which includes a voter registration drive. The week will end with a special presentation noon Monday, Sept. 17. Ian Hennessey of the Blount Mansion Association will present “From Philadelphia to Knoxville: Tennessee’s Role in the Constitution Experiment.”
Bunko business networking The American Business Women’s Association held a fun twist on business networking playing Bunko at
the Karns Community Club on Sept. 10. Games, snacks, refreshments, door prizes and just a good time getting to know one another made for an enjoyable evening. “We need to do more of these. It was fun,” said Alisa Pruett.
Setting it straight The president of the Karns Community Club is Don Gordon. Kelley Grabill is the leader of the Karns Fair Board, but does not lead the community club. The president of the Greater Karns Business Association is John Coombs.
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government Thanks, guys! When Democratic legislative candidate Gloria Johnson files her next financial disclosure report, she might list the Republican controlled Knox County Election Commission as an “in kind donation” for “campaign publicity and exposure with high value.” Why? The closure of the Belle Morris voting precinct, in the heart of state House District 13, has been a political gift which keeps on giving. It has kept Johnson’s name before the public all summer and all without her spending a dime. Johnson’s name and photo appear in articles and on television. This has been going on since summer. Meanwhile, her Republican opponent, Gary Loe, has been as quiet as a church mouse. While Loe had nothing to do with the decision to close the voting site, he has not voiced a word in opposition to it either. The five members of the Knox County Election Commission are all politically appointed. In reality the Knox state legislators of both parties recommend the Democrats and Republicans to serve. Since the GOP controls the legislature they also control each of the county election commissions. Attorney Chris Heagerty serves as chair. Personally, I do not think the EC closed Belle Morris as a partisan gesture. In fact, Democrat Cassandra Stuart voted at first with the Republicans to close the precinct at the recommendation of Cliff Rodgers, administrator of elections. She has since learned from local Democrats that she needs to support keeping Belle Morris open as a voting site. However, it is clear the election staff and GOP commissioners never seriously considered the political consequences of their action. Had they done so, surely they would have postponed this controversial decision to 2013. They never considered that the Democratic party chair, Gloria Johnson, lived there and would make it a public issue, along with former County Commissioner Mark Harmon. Both know a good news story and how to work it. Even the Knox County Commission debated this. The Johnson-Loe contest is considered close. The seat is now held by Democrat Harry Tindell. As few as 500 votes out of 10,000 votes cast could separate the winner from the loser. Independent Nick Cazana is on the ballot, too.
The closure has surely stirred up a hornet’s nest. While few who live outside the former Belle Morris precinct may care about its closure, it has generated countywide attention. Belle Morris has always been a bellwether ward. It could go Democratic or Republican. This November, voter turnout will be high and voters normally accustomed to voting at Belle Morris may resent having to go elsewhere to vote. Not only has Johnson gotten free media, she has been seen as a champion of transparency for the Election Commission which meets inconveniently at 8 a.m. most times. The commission never met in the area to seek public input. And a recent public meeting resulted in heated personal words between commissioners and Harmon. Since the stated reason for closing Belle Morris was lack of access for the disabled, that has triggered articles on the disabled voting in Knoxville and once again Johnson is mentioned. The most recent story focused on highly popular and respected Appeals Judge Charles Susano and how he votes with his disability. Of course, there are other issues which the winner will actually vote on in Nashville such as taxes, schools, vouchers, parks, transportation and greenways not to mention local government mandates and health care. These issues have been sidetracked. Perhaps in the next four weeks leading up to early voting, they will surface – perhaps in a debate at Belle Morris School. If Johnson wins, a thank you note should go to the Election Commission. ■ Beth Harwell, Tennessee House Speaker, is in Knoxville Sept. 18-19 hosting fundraisers for Steve Hall and Gary Loe. ■ Bill Purcell, former Nashville mayor, speaks at the Baker Center 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24. The public is invited. ■ Mayor Rogero spent three days last week in Charleston, S. C., at the City Design Institute where she presented the Old City/Magnolia Warehouse District and sought advice on how to tackle it. The Institute paid her travel and lodging.
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Sherrill House faces overlay cut Like a sad old horse that nobody wants to ride, the Sherrill House stands in a field on Kingston Pike. It refuses to fall down and die, yet has little hope for better days ahead. Enter attorney Arthur Seymour Jr. at last week’s meeting of the Metropolitan Planning Commission, representing an Atlanta developer who wants to reduce the house’s historic overlay to allow commercial enroachment to within eight feet on the house’s east side. The MPC staff recommends denial, and Seymour had obtained a 30-day postponement in August. He sought a second postponement, but was rebuffed
by Dr. John McCook, representing the Seven Oaks homeowners association, and Margot Kline, representing the Council of West Knox County Homeowners. “We’re trying to save this house and our opposition is coming from Seven Oaks,” said Seymour. “This is not their first request to reduce the historic overlay,” said McCook. “This home was there prior to the Civil War,” said
Kline. “To remove the overlay except for eight feet will impact parking (for a future owner).” Seymour said his client cannot sell the house and is negotiating to give it away to a preservationist. But to afford this, the developer needs to maximize his profit on the adjacent land. The house was part of the 100 acre Sherrill farm which now is home to Academy Sports, Aldi and a residential development. McCook said residents of Seven Oaks are being burglarized by people who park in the development and walk on a path left by surveyors. Seymour promised to check into that, and he
walked away with another 30-day delay. ■ New members were welcomed to MPC: the Rev. Charles F. Lomax Jr., Janice Tocher, architect Len Johnson and builder Herbert Anders. ■ Leaving MPC are Robert Anders, Ursula Bailey, Stan Johnson and Robert “Mose” Lobetti. ■ Linda Haney will discuss her experiences at the Democratic National Convention at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Bearden Branch library. Info: 6373293.
Devaney visits Bearden By Anne Hart Longtime party activist Ruthie Kuhlman is president of West Knox Republican Club, replacing Gary Loe, a candidate for the state House in District 13. Loe had resigned the position, saying that he is working to represent all residents of the 13th District and feels it is inappropriate for him to remain as chair of a purely partisan organization. Loe’s opponents in the general election are Gloria Johnson, chair of the Knox County Democratic Party, and independent Nick Cazana. State GOP chair Chris Devaney said the major goals of the state party this year are to re-elect U.S. Sen. Bob Corker and U.S.
Rep. John Duncan, to add two Republican members to the state House and two Republican members to the state Senate “to provide a walkout-proof quorum,” and to elect Mitt Romney president. Devaney said the Democratic Party on the state level “is supporting Gloria Johnson as a last stand, but we all know we can’t elect people like Barack Obama and Gloria Johnson. We need Gary Loe in Nashville.” Loe recently received the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business, based on his positions and record on small business issues. Loe called the endorsement critical to his campaign. “Small business
West Knox Republican Club president Ruthie Kuhlman, at left, with state GOP chair Chris Devaney and State Executive Committee member Sally Absher. Photo by A. Hart owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB has pledged it will activate its grassroots network on behalf of my campaign.” Upcoming Loe events: ■ Wednesday at noon, Jim Haslam and House Speaker Beth Harwell will sponsor a
Briggs brings back billboard ban On Monday, Sept. 24, County Commissioner Richard Briggs will be bringing a billboard ban back to his colleagues. It’s no secret that Briggs doesn’t care for billboards, especially the ones with blinky lights that stand close to neighborhoods. He started working to regulate them almost as soon as he took office in 2008, and wanted to ban any new billboards in order to bring the county in step with the city, which enacted a moratorium in 2001. He said he has had many constituent requests for the measure. “In 2008, I had a resolution for a moratorium on permits for new billboards,” he said. “It was a ban on conversion of existing billboards to digital billboards. I think there are six (of the digital bill-
boards) in Knox County.” Four years later, he doesn’t stint on colorful language to describe his feelings about billboards. “There’s that big one along the interstate at Crossville. You can see it flashing three miles away. Can you imagine living anywhere near that? I personally find digital billboards the most obnoxious,” he said. “We already have so many billboards close to neighborhoods and they project so much light, for such a distance. They produce a kaleidoscope of lights flashing across your
backyard. Orange, purple, red – imagine what it’s like to have those lights flashing in your bedroom window all night long.” But that’s not the only problem that bothers Dr. Briggs. Safety is as big an issue as aesthetics, he said. EMCs and digital billboards are distracting to passing motorists. “I think we have enough driving distractions already with cellphones, etc.,” he said. So on Sept. 24, Briggs will bring another ban to his commission colleagues. This one will be more comprehensive, and he plans to do it in three separate measures: one to ban all new billboards in Knox County; another to prohibit conversions of traditional billboards to digital billboards;
fundraiser luncheon at Club LeConte. Cost is $100 per couple, $250 to host and $500 to sponsor. ■ Tuesday, Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m., Howard and Kenny Phillips will host a fundraiser for Loe and other GOP candidates at Powell Auction on Pleasant Ridge Road. There is no charge. ■ From 5-7:30 that day, a $100 per couple fundraiser at The Orangery. The Brad Walker Orchestra will play.
the other to ban all electronic message centers (EMCs). Last February, the Metropolitan Planning Commission presented a billboard ban to County Commission that would prohibit new outdoor advertising not attached to buildings and grandfather in existing billboards. County Commission was preparing to enter a difficult round of budget hearings and voted to defer the MPC proposal. Briggs is concerned that there might be some procedural difficulties reconciling his proposal with the MPC plan. “I wish they would just withdraw their plan,” he said. Expect to see billboard companies in full force to keep their industry alive and moving toward digital technology. And be prepared for a long day at County Commission.
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What if and what might have been
How to forgive
TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West
ood friend Carl, impressed by the possibilities of Tennessee playmakers, said wouldnâ€™t it have been something if Daâ€™Rick had been a boy scout and Janzen Jackson had run away from trouble. Sad that two all-Americans were wasted. Oh, the things that might have been. Rearranging history is a splendid idea. Letâ€™s waste four minutes playing â€œwhat if?â€? What if Justin Hunter and Tyler Bray had not been injured last season? Indeed, they and Jackson might have saved a game or three. Last year would not have been this year but the hole would not have been quite so deep. You can take â€œwhat if?â€? and â€œmight have beenâ€? anywhere you want to go, all the way back to the second beginning. What if Captain Robert Reese Neyland, 33, too tall in the spring of 1925 for his little grey desk at the U.S. Military Academy, had remained on duty and surrendered his idea of applying military tactics to football? What if he had been less logical in seeking employment? He had heard about comparable openings. He studied a map and concluded that Iowa was probably surrounded by corn and cows. There might be people scattered around East Tennessee. He had seen some Volunteer hillbillies two years earlier. They came to West Point. They brought their own barrel of home-grown apples as snacks. They lost, 41-0. Neyland suspected Tennessee had no way to go but up. What would have happened if Bowden Wyatt had mothballed the single-wing, installed the T formation and successfully recruited quarterbacks Steve Spurrier from Johnson City and Steve Sloan from Cleveland? A historic crossroads ran through a smoke-filled room, early December 1963 athletic board meeting. What if Murray Warmath advocates had won that latenight debate and Bob Woodruff had been discarded? Who else knew Arkansas assistant Doug Dickey had great leadership potential? What if Tom Fisher, 1965
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CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton Realizing that their father was dead, Josephâ€™s brothers said, â€œWhat if Joseph still bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for the wrong that we did to him?â€? So they approached Joseph, saying, â€œYour father gave this instruction before he died, â€˜Say to Joseph: I beg you forgive the crime of your brothers and the wrong they did in harming you.â€™ Now therefore please forgive the crime of the servants of the God of your father.â€? Joseph wept when they spoke to him. (Genesis 50: 15-17 NRSV)
Chuck Webb, injured during the 1990 Pacific game, is one of UT footballâ€™s great â€œwhat might have beens.â€?
linebacker with awesome skills, had not died in an auto accident on his way back to campus from spring break? More than once, the other linebacker, Frank Emanuel, said Fisher had more ability. Emanuel is in the College Football Hall of Fame. What if Dickey had stayed longer? What if a better supporting cast had surrounded Stanley Morgan? He might have won the 1976 Heisman Trophy. He was the focal point out of necessity. He holds the UT record for career all-purpose yards. What might have happened if Chuck Webb, 5-10 and 195, had retained two good legs? Webb had power, quickness, balance, speed and could see things before they happened. He had a good game against Ole Miss, 294 yards rushing. He played pretty well, 250
We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
yards, against Arkansas in the 1990 Cotton Bowl. What if John Majors had remained healthy and reasonably happy? What if he had taken off all of 1992, regained full strength and coached another eight or 10 years at Tennessee? Would Phillip Fulmer have made it to the Hall of Fame from another direction? Without Fulmer and David Cutcliffe, where would Peyton Manning have gone? Ouch. What if Lane Kiffin was still in town? No, no, donâ€™t go there. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
â€œI donâ€™t think much in terms of forgiveness,â€? my friend said. I was stunned. I had been the one asking for the forgiveness and doing so in earnest. To have it brushed aside was a shock. To have it, in essence, refused was unimaginable to me. How does the world go on if we donâ€™t ask and receive (as well as be asked for and grant) forgiveness? There is a humility required to ask for forgiveness. One has to be prepared to say, â€œI was wrong. I should not have said [or done or allowed or thought] that.â€? The concept of forgiveness runs throughout the Prophets and the Gospels and Epistles.
I wondered, though, where in the Bible the concept first appeared. Turns out, we get all the way to the last chapter of Genesis before the word â€œforgiveâ€? appears. The scene features Joseph, now prime minister of Egypt, and his miserable brothers who sold him into slavery because of their jealousy. Their father Jacob is dead, and the brothers realize that now there is no one standing between them and their powerful brother, who surely must hold a monumental grudge for the way they planned first to murder him and then settled for selling him to some passing Egyptians and lying to their father about it. It is here that the broth-
ers tell Joseph that Jacob had sent word before his death that he (Joseph) should forgive his brothers the wrongs they committed against him. We are left in the dark, just as Joseph is, as to the truthfulness of this claim. The Bible does not record that Jacob actually said such a thing. But Joseph is a better man than his brothers, and declines to be their judge and jury. â€œDonâ€™t be afraid,â€? he reassures them. â€œAm I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.â€? The â€œtake-away lessonsâ€? from this story are several: Sometimes scoundrels get away with it. Forgiveness is a healthy thing. God is God and we are not. The other thing I canâ€™t help noticing is that God can take a horrible situation and redeem it. When humans mess up Godâ€™s plans, Godâ€™s order, God can find a way to turn it to good. God did it then, and God now works at it every day.
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Meet Concord historian Mac Abel MALCOLM’S CORNER | Malcolm Shell The village of Concord never considered it an advantage to be incorporated, although an attempt was made in the early 20th century and it has never had an official governing body. The closest thing to a mayor it ever had was G.M. “Mac” Abel. If an incorporated Concord were to hold elections today, Mac would win by a landslide. I grew up down the street and around the curve from the Abel family, and as a teenager I knew who occupied the stately old twostory home on top of the hill. I also knew who Mac and Frances were when we had community gatherings, but the age difference never gave me an opportunity to get to know them. As a student at UT, I often saw Mac at the main library where he served for a number of years as head of library systems. We never talked much; we just acknowledged ■
each other in passing indicating a common recognition that we were once neighbors. Mac is a UT graduate and received his graduate degree from the University of Chicago in library science. He was a naval officer during World War II and was on his way to the Pacific Theater when the war ended. He says he was prepared to perform his duty but admits he was also glad when his ship turned around and headed back to port. Mac was a longtime member of the Farragut Folklife Museum committee and resigned his membership when his wife, Frances, took over as gift shop manager. During one of our meetings it was pointed out that the committee’s mission was to preserve the heritage of our town through oral interviews and written documents. Someone noted that we did not have a collected history of the town. As I was leaving
Beaver Ridge UMC will begin a series of DivorceCare meetings 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the church library. Info: 690-1060 or wwwbeaverridgeumc.org. Concord UMC’s Caregiver Support Group, affiliated with Alzheimer’s Tennessee, meets 10-11:30 a.m. each first Tuesday at the church. Anyone who cares for an elderly person is invited. Refreshments. Info: 675-2835. Catholic Charities offers counseling for those with emotional issues who may not be physically able to come to the office. Licensed professionals are available over the phone, and the first session is free. Income-based sliding scale. Non-emergency calls to 1-877-790-6369. Bookwalter UMC is offering One Harvest Food Ministries. Info and menu: http://bookwalter-umc.org/oneharvest/index.html or 689-3349, 9 a.m.-noon weekdays. Beaver Ridge UMC will distribute free food to needy families in the Karns community 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Info: 690-1060 or www.beaverridgeumc.com.
the meeting, I spoke to Mac, who was waiting for Frances in another room, about such a history. He said, “We need one.” I agreed to take on the task if he would assist me in my efforts. During the next several months, I conversed with Mac numerous times on topics relating to the history of the Concord/Farragut area, and without his counsel the task would have been much more difficult. Mac is a virtual encyclopedia on facts relating to the history of Concord/ Farragut, and from my point
of view he is the local town historian. I often get inquiries from our citizens regarding some specific historic occurrence in our area, and without exception, I always refer them to Mac. We also serve together on the board of directors of Historic Pleasant Forest Cemetery, and one of Mac’s favorite pastimes is to lecture school children who visit the cemetery on field trips. He knows most of the families interred there, specifically those who were Revolutionary War soldiers and those who were first settlers to our area. Mac is also the author of a book, “Concord: Where Time Stood Still.” It is an interesting account of the various historic houses in the village, the approximate time they were built and their different occupants over the years. Each house is illustrated in pen and ink drawings by Frances. The book is available in the museum gift shop
and is one of our best sellers. Several decades ago, Mac and Frances took on the task of having the village placed on the National Register of Historic Places. After many hours of research, compiling documents and complying with agency requirements, data was submitted to the Tennessee Historical Society for approval and sent on to the National Historic Society. Final approval was received Oct. 27, 1987. Mac still lives in the stately old home on Olive Road along with his granddaughter, Sarah Russell Mathis, and her husband, Jackie. At 92, he still mows his yard on his riding tractor and his granddaughter does the trimming. He recently purchased a flock of sheep to keep the adjoining acreage looking neat. Mac says they do a good job, and it sure beats mowing. Mac is still active in his church, Concord Presbyte-
Mac Abel at the Farragut Folklife Museum Photo by T. Edwards rian, and still serves as a docent at the museum. He is the one person I look forward to conversing with during museum events and when we occasionally serve together as docents. I always walk away from our conversations with a better understanding of the events that impacted our community in both a positive and negative way.
A little lunch music for Farragut Rotary By Sherri Gardner Howell Without lifting a baton, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra music director Lucas Richman brought thoughts of music to the Rotary Club of Farragut meeting Sept. 12 at Fox Den Country Club. The maestro told the story of the symphony’s 2012-2013 season, sharing how many of the elements of the season are reflective of his life in music and conducting. Richman celebrates his 10th year with the Knoxville Symphony this season. The renowned conductor and composer told the group about the different elements of a symphony, including the educational components and community service. “We are blessed in Knoxville because our musicians
are rooted in our community,” Richman said. “A lot of orchestras have musicians who don’t live in their cities or who don’t stay long in one place. Some of our musicians have been here 35 years. They are invested in this community and give us a legacy of great music.” Although people often take music for granted, Richman said, “If you took music out of our lives, our lives would be very, very bleak.” His own love of music and introduction to music came at an early age, Richman told the group. “I read a book about composers when I was 6 years old, and I noticed that everyone I was reading about – Bach, Beethoven – were all dead,” he said. “Then I came across Aaron Copland (a renowned American com-
poser), who was alive. I was so excited, I told my mother I wanted to write a letter to him, and I did. I got a postcard back from him. That postcard and the fact that he reached out to a 6-year-old child has been a source of inspiration for me.” In celebration of his 10th season with the symphony, Richman has developed a season that interweaves subtle elements of his life and journey as a conductor and composer. One concert will include one piece each by Aaron Copland and Richman. For more information about the Knoxville Symphony, visit www. knoxvillesymphony.com or call 291-3310. Rotary Club of Farragut meets weekly at noon on
Lucas Richman, music director of the Knoxville Symphony, tells members of the Rotary Club of Farragut about the upcoming season and the influences in his life.
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Raymond Haynes, a participant in the CADES program, claps along in time with the music.
By Suzanne Foree Neal When you hear â€œday care,â€? people usually think of tiny tots too young for school. As our population ages, thereâ€™s need for day care of another kind. Concord United Methodist Church is filling a need with its Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services. The program is open to adults who arenâ€™t able to be alone in their homes all day and need a little supervision. The program operates 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Church affiliation isnâ€™t required. Participants must commit to a minimum of two days a week. Thereâ€™s lunch, snacks and a variety of activities to fill the day. Activities are intended to keep the mind sharp. Diane Wright and Judy Warner started the program. They found there was a need among parishioners but the only adult day care programs were in Oak Ridge or downtown Knoxville. It took two years of research to design the program and some of those families in need saw their loved ones pass on before the program launched. â€œWe had three people when we started,â€? says Wright. â€œNow weâ€™ve served people from 152 families and sometimes have 15 a day.â€? Most of the participants have memory issues like Alzheimerâ€™s, strokes, Parkinsonâ€™s or mobility issues. Wright says itâ€™s important they get social interaction. â€œThey come to us to fill their days with life and we keep them busy,â€? she says.
Program assistant Betty Watt sits with participant Don Maddox as they sing favorite songs. â€œWe want them to feel good about who they are and give caregivers support. There are people in our program with minds more intact than mine, but theyâ€™re lonely.â€? The program received a community grant from the town of Farragut for $2,000. CADES is only about 75 percent funded by participant fees, Wright explains. The church provides the facility, utilities, custodial staff and accounting, and thereâ€™s a volunteer board of directors. When it started, the program used two rooms. Now it fills a whole hallway. There are two fundraisers a year. The next one is Nov. 11. Bill Landry from WBIRâ€™s â€œHeartland Seriesâ€? will tell stories with music provided by the Mount LeConte Jug Band. Wright says there also will be â€œmountain typeâ€? desserts. Whether physical or cognitive disability, activities address therapeutic goals. Wright relies on lots of volun-
teers and program assistants. Thereâ€™s always a need for people to come in and do special programs. Dot Dienner is the most famous of the attendees. When Wright points out that sheâ€™s 98 years old, Dienner just shrugs her shoulders. â€œIâ€™m not that old,â€? Lillian Ward chimes in. Huldah Gerard says what she likes most about the program is the caregivers. â€œThey are very kind and take care of you,â€? she says. Dorothy Conley agrees and enjoys staying busy. For Don Maddox and Lorraine Hanschke, itâ€™s the music. The group really likes to sing whether itâ€™s adult songs or ones for children. Pre-school teachers often bring their young charges to visit and sing. Wendy Schneider brought her 2-year-olds, and one song that transcended age groups was â€œItsy, Bitsy Spiderâ€? â€“ complete with all the hand movements. Info: Diane Wright, 6752835.
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Breakfast with grandparents at Karns Middle By Theresa Edwards Celebrations honoring grandparents at Karns Middle School are a tradition. For many years, grandparents were honored during Thanksgiving celebrations. However, this year, a recent breakfast was held to coincide with Grandparent’s Day. “It’s a fun event for the community. The grandpar-
ents really enjoy being with their grandchildren during the day. They like seeing them in their school setting,” said coordinator Michelle Williams. Students provided musical entertainment the entire time singing, playing classical guitar and playing the piano. “It’s great to showcase some of the amazing talent we have here,” said Williams.
Lauren Fletcher is one of the many talented students who sang, entertaining the guests.
Generations celebrate: great-grandmother Ruth Russell, Chessa Runyan-Murr and grandmother Jody Greer, who drove from Sevierville. Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com
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Grandfather Buddy Gilbert and Logan Gilbert enjoy breakfast together.
Jaclyn Denton and Molly Walker serve fruit as part of the continental breakfast. They are link-up mentors who help 6th graders transition to middle school.
SCHOOL NOTES Greenway School ■ Visitors’ open house will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.
Hardin Valley Elementary ■ Mid term reports go home Tuesday, Sept. 18. ■ Coupon sales end Monday, Sept. 24.
■ Optional flu immunizations, Wednesday, Sept. 26. ■ Girl Scout roundup, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. ■ Picture day is Wednesday, Oct. 3. ■ PTA will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.
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One spoke in the wheel Porter says staff makes the difference at Powell High
By Jake Mabe
im Porter makes it clear quickly. He’s just one spoke in the wheel at Powell High School. His job, he says, depends on others – teachers, guidance counselors, staff members, principal Ken Dunlap. Porter says the graduation coach at Powell High is “a jack of all trades” and he calls it a work in progress. Porter began the role last school year by teaching two recovery credit classes and meeting with students with academic difficulties during the other two class periods. This year, he’s teaching three classes. He works with sophomores, juniors and seniors at the beginning of the school year and starts working with freshmen after their first semester. “We start as early as we can, identifying students who might need (extra help). Teachers refer students to me and we ask, ‘is this student on track to graduate and, if not, what do we need to do to get them on track?’ And we’ve had some great finds, students who might have fallen through the cracks otherwise. “Getting them here? That’s over half the battle right there. If they’re not here, we can’t teach them. Our goal is to get them to that diploma. And we’d love to give it to them here at Powell High School, or if that means them going to the (Kelley Academy) or to the adult high school. As long as we can keep them thinking about the high school diploma, that’s what I’m after.” Online courses are sometimes used in the recovery credit classes. They are self-paced programs that include courses required for graduation. “Last spring, we had a student who had two weeks until deadline for graduation who still hadn’t taken English IV. Working day and night (online), the student got it done. That student was very much an exception, an above average student to begin with. But, students can take the online classes and work on them at home and in school in recovery credit classes. We also had one student who gained three credits on top of the classes they were taking, so they walked out of the semester with 11 credits instead of eight.” Something is working. This year, Powell was the only high school in Knox County to be named a Rewards School by Gov. Bill Haslam for being among the top five percent of schools in the state in annual growth. Porter again gives credit to the entire school staff, saying students receive help from all of them.
Longtime Powell High School drafting teacher Jim Porter is the school’s graduation coach. Photo by Jake Mabe
“(Powell) is the only school I’ve ever taught at. It’s evolved in different ways, but people (always) embrace not only our traditions but the camaraderie of the school. We’re not afraid to share ideas and help each other out.” Porter says he visits a lot of classrooms during the course of his day. “One of Mr. Dunlap’s famous phrases is ‘Go teach like your hair is on fi re.’ Every time I go into a classroom, these teachers are teaching. They care about the students and they care about the fact that we’re trying to get them to graduation. But, with that big goal in mind, they’re also trying to get them to learn. It’s not just about earning a credit, it’s also about learning (the subject).”
Porter says teaching has never and will never be just an eight-hour job. “You do carry it with you. Teachers bring papers home to grade after they’ve had family time. And you go to bed thinking about it and you wake up thinking about it.” Joking that he’s willing to steal any good idea, Porter says the school might implement something similar to Carter High School’s Hornet Watch, which tracks the potential graduation rate of each class based on the number of credits each student has earned plus real-time data. “Carter used it to identify the most at-risk kids in each grade level. It’s just a tool to help us identify where we stand.” Saying, “We try to build the kids up,” Porter adds that the school also
holds drawings for students with perfect attendance, for example, and gives them various donations from local businesses. He says if he knew nearly 30 years ago what he knows now, he would have become a guidance counselor. “There are times when you don’t succeed. But there are great times when you see a student that just blossoms, just comes alive, even if it’s at the last minute, and they make it happen and get through high school. More likely than not, they continue on with their education.” And, with that, Jim Porter tries to duck getting his picture taken, says he doesn’t want to be singled out and repeats for the 100th time that he’s but one member of a great staff at Powell High School.
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NEWS FROM TEMPLE BAPTIST ACADEMY
Bump, set, spike! Crusaders volleyball making strides By Michael Scoggins
he Temple High School Crusader volleyball team began training camp with high expectations. Players and coaches alike shared goals of making a statement this season. Temple got off to a solid start by going 4-2 and taking second place in the season-opening Lady Crusader Volleyball Invitational hosted by Crown College. Senior Brittany James, along with juniors Keegan McElyea and Abigail Houston, received all-tournament honors. Since the tournament, Temple has gone 4-1 in regular season play including two wins versus TSSAA opponent King’s Academy. With an emphasis on fundamentals, on-court communication and teamwork, Temple head coach Jared Berry and assistant coach Jessica Motes have positioned Temple as a team to beat this year in the TAACS (Tennessee Athletic Association of Christian Schools). When asked about the season so far Berry said, “One of our points of
The Temple High School volleyball team won second place at the Lady Crusader Volleyball Invitational hosted by Crown College. They are (front) Shaylyn Olinger, Abigail Houston, Autumn Bonifacius, Cheyene Smith, Dioney Reese, Lina Thompson, Keegan McElyea, Karsyn Bonifacius, Brook James, Brittany James; (back) Alli Sexton, Abby Ryan and Allison Cate. emphasis is playing as one team and eliminating errors. We’ve been our own worst enemies at times and it has cost us points. If we can play together as a unit and reduce the number of unforced errors, then we will come out on top more often than not.” The Temple Junior High Crusader volley-
ball team is also off to a great start. The junior high team competes in the Knoxville Independent Sports League. At 7-2, Temple is making a strong push through the schedule with crucial wins versus CAK, Knoxville Christian, Berean Academy and Maryville Christian, among others. Coach Taryn Jones
says she has been pleased with how her team has performed, noting how they have shown a lot of effort and persistence. “One of our goals for this season was for these girls to grow together as a team. They have really worked hard on serving the ball well which has Junior Crusader Abigail Houston goes for a spike during become one of the keys to a recent tournament. She was named to the All-Tournaour success.” ment Team. Photos submitted
Temple students remember 9/11 By Taryn Jones
Temple Baptist Academy students Grace Asberry, Joshua Retterer and Rosalie DuCharme pledge allegiance to the American flag. Photo submitted
Tuesday marked the 11year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Students at Temple Baptist Academy took time to remember the attacks and those who have given their lives fighting the war on terrorism. Temple Elementary students gathered around the school’s f lagpole where the f lag was f lying at half-staff. Sixth grader Ben Jones led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance, after which teachers and students sang “God Bless America.” The ceremo-
ny concluded with a prayer asking God for his blessing on our country, our political and military leaders, and the troops defending our nation. For many of us, we remember where we were and what we were doing 11 years ago. For students, 9/11 is something they are learning about in books. Most students were either very young or not even born when the attacks of 9/11 happened. Teachers and administrators spoke to students recounting where they were and what they experienced on that historic day. On this anniversary, teachers wanted to spend time
talking to students, answering questions, and telling them about the signiﬁcance of 9/11 and the resulting impact it has had on our nation to this day. Principal David Whitaker noted, “I want our students to be challenged to step forward as Christian citizens to make a difference in our country for good and for God. September 11 is a reminder to all of us that no one is guaranteed another day. Life is a gift from God and we are stewards of the life he has given us. We must seize every day as an opportunity with which to serve our God and our country.”
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‘Fluttering by’ at Intermediate School
Farragut Intermediate School 3rd grader Lorelei Hix ponders the health care options for a butterfly while her friend, 3rd grader Alayna Golebiewski, pauses to reflect on the possibilities. “Can they have surgery? Do they go to a veterinarian?” asked Lorelei. Photos by S. Barrett
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The YWCA is recruiting volunteers for “Enough!” It’s a group of citizens who support the YWCA’s efforts to serve victims and end violence. Volunteers’ responsibilities will include answering phones, observing court proceedings and helping victims understand their rights. Applications should be filled out before Oct. 19. Volunteers will need to pass a mandatory screening, attend trainings and volunteer a minimum of 12 hours per month. Info: Chelsea Caraco, 523-6126 or ccaraco@ ywcaknox.com.
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Farragut Intermediate School 3rd grader Sam Johnson carefully places his butterfly among oth- Maci McWhirter gets a hand from art teacher Christy Davis ers in the school hallway. Every student in the school participated in the art project with art as she and her classmates take turns positioning their butteachers Christy Davis and Shari Moon, using chalk pastels on adhesive-backed paper donated terflies on banner paper. from Chromagraphics. The image of the butterfly is used by FIS faculty this year to inspire the students to be the best they can be. “If it weren’t for change, there would be no butterflies,” said school principal Kay Wellons.
Mary Alice Roberson honored for service Mary Alice Roberson was honored recently for her service to the students of Blue Grass Elementary School. Now retired, Roberson worked in the cafeteria there for 30 years, washing dishes by hand and making biscuits, cornbread, cakes and pies from scratch. Pictured at the event are Knox County Schools nutrition program senior field manager Wanda McCown, Roberson and Knox County Schools director of school nutrition Jonathan Dickl. Photo submitted
‘Road trip’ with Greenway School After reading the diary of a young girl on the California Trail, Greenway School students Delaney Reilly and Rachel Anderson follow in her footsteps during their own “road trip” using a laptop and a map. Photo submitted
For registration info about this and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. ■ Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 19-20, at the O’Connor Senior Center, 911 Winona St.
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The trip to the fair wouldn’t be complete without enjoying at least one ride. Marian Bailey and Ramona Burum take a spin.
The giant Ferris wheel is one of the popular attractions at the fair. Photos by Ruth White
Enjoying a ride at the fair on Senior Adult Day are Edith Smith and Vernia Colbert.
A day at the fair
Steve Gould demonstrates the working of Henry Ford’s first gasoline engine.
The cooler temperatures, the smell of fall in the air, the sounds of football and the fair. Just a few things that occur in Knox County each September.
While at the Tennessee Valley Fair, Nancy Larson creates hats for newborn infants.
I have covered the fair for the Shopper for several years and usually attend on the day that they honor senior adults and special friends. Honestly, I like to dart in, snap a few photos and head back to the office. This year, I decided to walk around the fairgrounds and I saw the popular event with a new pair of eyes.
The first stop of the day was at the booth featuring candy apples made by the members at Fairview United Methodist Church. Members have been creating this treat for 60 years, and visiting with Roy Hodge was worth the trip. Hodge was all smiles as he sold apples for just $1 each. “It’s not about making money,” he said, “it’s about fellowship with friends, meeting people and giving to others.” The money raised is used for mission work through the church. “There is always a need greater than us.” Once my apple was purchased, named Best Apple at the fair for the year 2012, I headed into the Jacob Building to see the displays and chat with vendors. Inside displays from area schools feature work from
students who are skilled in cosmetology, auto mechanics and more. The photography contest features beautiful pictures taken by individuals of a wide age range and creative eye. Some of my favorite displays were the cake decorating contest, the jellies and jams and the homemade bread entries. The gingham ribbons for the culinary arts entries brought visions of a small town county fair and sweet memories of long ago. The next stop was the Kerr Building to view home items, including quilts, scrapbooks, flowers and more. First was Nancy Larson, creating hats for newborns. Larson was dressed in a long dress and kicked her feet up and relaxed while creating. Hanging high above the floor was a quilt with a first place ribbon. That prize winner was made by North Knox resident Lee Hoskins. In the background were dozens of women making fabric squares and forming a quilt that was sure to become a treasured heirloom. Behind the Jacob Building was the rabbit and poultry building. This isn’t a place I would usually visit (thanks to
my allergies) but the beauty of the old white barn drew me to investigate more closely. The three-story barn, with its peeling paint, was a sight with the beautiful blue sky in the background. One worker said that the barn was built using the wood from one of the old roller coasters from the early 1900s. Whether there is truth to the tale or not, it made a great story for such a grand structure. The last stop was at the tractor exhibit up on the hill under the big shade trees. The tractors take me back to my younger days growing up in Oklahoma, and I love chatting with the people relaxing by their tractors. Some sit and chat with one another while others host demonstrations or whittle the day away. As I headed back down the midway on my way out, I heard the clacking of one of the rides in the distance. I turned and saw four women laughing and enjoying the day as they went round and round on a smaller coaster. It was evident that they were having the time of their lives and I, for one, will forever see the fair in a new, brighter light.
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Saying goodbye By Alvin Nance
Brett Richardson, Admiral Wine and Spirits Meet Brett Richardson, owner of Admiral Wine and Spirits, located in the new Northshore Town Center. The store just celebrated a one-year anniversary in August, and Richardson says he enjoys serving West Knoxville. “We strive to provide a large selection, with competitive prices, in a convenient area. Our staff has more than 44 years of combined experience, and we love handpicking wines,” Richardson said. So, take a moment to get to know Brett Richardson and add him to your Shopper Network.
Who inspires you professionally?
My father, who was a retail entrepreneur with The Common Market, has been my biggest motivator in opening my own business. Growing up, I saw the satisfaction and benefits of working for oneself and decided at a young age that I wanted the same thing.
Why did you choose this career?
While working in commercial real estate I watched and anticipated the growth of the area and what is now the Northshore Town Center. I saw a need for this type of business in a rapidly progressing part of town and decided to go for it.
What do you love about your community?
West Knoxville is a progressive yet laid-back area. It has a great vibe, and the growth potential provides an opportunity for new businesses to flourish. Our customers are polite, respectful and excited about the new offerings of the Town Center.
Brett Richardson of Admiral Wine and Spirits Photo by S. Carey
What is the best part of your day?
I am fortunate to be able to meet new people every day. It’s great to have the opportunity to interact with customers and help them with selections or get feedback on new or existing products. Our free tastings are another great way to get in touch with customers and test new products, as we often taste specialty or seasonal products like Skinny Girl Cocktails or new liqueurs. If you would like to be a featured business person in Shopper Network, email shannon@ShopperNewsNow.com.
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At KCDC’s August board meeting, we said goodbye to an extraordinary woman who has meant a Nance great deal to us, Juanita Cannon. She served on the KCDC board of commissioners for 18 years, and I am thankful for her dedication to KCDC. At the meeting, Cannon was honored with a proclamation from Mayor Madeline Rogero declaring Aug. 27 Juanita Cannon Day in Knoxville. Fellow board members including our chair, Culver Schmid, also thanked her for a long, productive service. Cannon was appointed to the board by Mayor Victor Ashe. He had been looking for someone familiar with public housing, and she fit the bill, as she lived her younger years in KCDC’s Austin Homes. She characterizes the community as close-knit family and remains in contact with many former Austin Homes neighborhood kids who grew up to be community leaders. KCDC had many significant achievements while she served on our board. She lists the large-scale
Mechanicsville public housing and neighborhood revitalization project and overseeing the bidding process for the revitalization of downtown Knoxville and Gay Street as two of her proudest achievements on the board. A retired school teacher with more than 40 years of experience in Knox County Schools, Cannon takes great pride in her accomplished former students. She enjoyed pointing them out when they came before the board for awards or community presentations. Cannon said she would miss the fellowship on the board, as well as the passion each board member has for Cannon providing quality affordable housing to the city of Knoxville and Knox County. She always enjoyed meeting board members who went on to become influential members of the community, like Gov. Bill Haslam, Laurens Tullock and so many more. We are a very close board, and Juanita Cannon will be sorely missed. I am honored to have had the opportunity to cross her path and am grateful for her many years of service to KCDC.
Bank Property For Sale 3812 BOYD WALTERS LANE, COPPER RIDGE S/D, $262,000. West Emory Road. 4BR/2BA, with bonus room over garage. *Monthly P&I payments (no money down) as low as $1,328. Copper Ridge Elementary 5th grade student Cassie Norris won a drawing to be on several of the Knox County Schools Coupon Books this year. Cassie sold 262 books last year.
729 W. OAK HILL AVENUE, NORTH KNOXVILLE, $79,900. Minutes from I-275 and Downtown. *Monthly P&I payments (no money down) as low as $405.
Coupon book sales going well By Jake Mabe Scott Bacon and Mary Kerr say that this year’s Knox County Schools coupon book sales are going well this year. “Several schools have already sold half of their books,” Kerr said last Thursday. This year’s book features 45 new merchants, including Outback Steakhouse, Alumni Hall, Krystal and Gap. The goal is to sell 160,000 books systemwide. Copper Ridge Elementary School 5th grader Cassie Norris was chosen by draw-
ing to have her photo appear on several coupon books this year. Cassie sold 262 books last year. “I just felt like I needed to help out my school,” she said. “We also had a run of high school activity this week,” says Bacon, who is the school system’s supervisor of business partnerships. “That’s a result of the high schools (selling) books by club or group or sports team. (Of the $10 cost for one book) $7.90 stays right at the school, so for example, the South-Doyle foot-
MILESTONES Kennard completes military training Farragut High School graduate and Air Force Airman Joseph M. Kennard has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He has earned credits toward an Associate in Applied Science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Kennard is the son of David and Teresa Kennard of Crenshaw Road.
Beer permits Three north/west area establishments are requesting beer permits at the 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, meeting of the Knox County Commission: Doodles BBQ Bistro Inc., 2535 Willow Point Way, on premises Lee Enterprises Inc., 8929 Oak Ridge Highway, formerly Kwik Shop #22, off premises Lee Enterprises Inc., 7657 Clinton Highway, formerly Kwik Shop #24, off premises.
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Mary Kerr of Knox County Schools Partners in Education shows off one of the Tshirts a child gets for selling five or more Knox County Schools Coupon Books. Photos by Jake Mabe
ball team is selling books to raise money for sideline tarp.” This year, Walgreens is also offering 15 percent off total purchase on officiallylicensed high school merchandise. The sale runs through Sept. 24. For a complete list of participating merchants and offers, visit www. knoxschools.org.
1948 WINTER WINDS LANE, GLENVIEW S/D, WEST KNOXVILLE, $10,900. Piney Grove area. Close to West Hills, Cedar Bluff, Bearden Elementary Schools.
KARNS AREA, HIGHVIEW LANE, EMORY VISTA S/D. $25,000. Close to Karns and Ball Camp Elementary Schools.
POWELL AREA, TROTTER’S GATE – 2 LOTS, $28,000 EACH. Minutes from I-75 & Brickey School.
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Chamber networking This week’s Farragut/ West Knox Chamber of Commerce networking event will take place 8-9:30 a.m. T h u r s d a y, Sept. 20, at Y-12 Federal Credit U n i o n , 9 2 4 5 Kingston Pike. Jennifer ShepShepherd herd is branch manager. The facility has been open just four weeks and still smells of fresh paint.
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FARRAGUT LIBRARY EVENTS
Morrison and West are a genre-defying, Seattlebased duo who mix it up with guitars, banjos, mandolins and bouzoukis. For more info, visit http://cahalenandeli. The Farragut Branch Library is located at 417 N. Camp- com. bell Station Road. A parent or guardian must accompany A limited number of tickets to be in the studio each child, except for older preschool, during Storytime audience for the live show are $10 and are available at and events. Info: 777-1750. WDVX and at www.BrownPaperTickets.com. Remaining ■ Monday, Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors for ages 3-5. open at 6:15 p.m. Children 14 and under accompanied by ■ Tuesday, Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m., Older Preschool Stoa parent are admitted free. rytime for ages 4-6. ■ Wednesday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m., Baby Bookworms for infants to age 2. ■ Thursday, Sept. 20, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime for ages 2-3. Richard Ensing art workshop ■ Friday, Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime Impressionist Richard Ensing will offer a three-day for ages 3-5. art workshop, “Plein Air Painting in the Great Smoky Mountains,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 17-19. Ensing will instruct attendees on how to paint landscapes of the Smokies and other picturesque sites in oil, watercolor or pastel. Arts Council features Sherby Jones Nationally and internationally known, Ensing is a The Town of Farragut Arts Council will present fifth-generation grandson of legendary Dutch painter Sherby Jones as the featured artist for September and Adrian VanDer Werf (1659-1722). October, displaying her work in specially designed cases The workshop cost is $250, which includes a box on the second floor of the rotunda in the Farragut Town lunch each day. For more info and to register, contact Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. 865-774-3566 or www.dickensingartist.com. A University of Tennessee graduate with a diverse background in theater and education, Jones previously owned the Mountain Laurel Gallery, first at the Candy Factory and later at Candoro Marble Museum. Her angel was chosen to top First Lady Hillary Clinton’s Blue Community band potluck Room Christmas tree at the White House in 1993. The Tennessee Valley Ensemble will have its 2012The town hall is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more info, visit www.townoffarragut.org (Departments, 2013 season-opening potluck dinner and rehearsal to welcome prospective members from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Parks & Leisure Services, Arts & Culture). Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Wind and percussion players of all ages and skill levels are welcome. No auditions are required. Regular rehearsals are 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church. For Food, crafts at Dixie Lee Market more info, contact director Sandy Wells, 865-659-0840, From 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 29, or visit www.tnvalleyensemble.org. 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 Harold Winslow art exhibit peaches, berries, grapes, melons, apples, tomatoes, pepA collection of 50 of African-American artist Harold pers, beans, corn, greens and a host of other fruits and Winslow’s works will be shown at a special traveling art vegetables, plus grass-fed meats, honey, potted plants, exhibit hosted by Pellissippi State Community College fresh-cut flowers, herbs and cheeses. There are also and the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies baked goods and crafts by local artisans. from Wednesday, Sept. 19, through Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the gallery of the Bagwell Center for Media and Art at the college, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The exhibit is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Winslow was born in 1918 in Dayton, Ohio, and Tennessee Basketball exhibit moved to Mexico in 1940 hoping to escape racism. He The Farragut Folklife Museum will host the exhibit lived and worked in Mexico until his death in 2001 at “Pride and Traditions of Tennessee Basketball” Monday age 83. He studied under such notable artists as Diego through Friday through Nov. 16, at the museum, housed Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, watercolorist Pastor in the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Velasquez and muralist Alfredo Zalce. His work includes Drive. The exhibit features items from the personal colpaintings, murals and illustrations. lection of Knox County Commissioner R. Larry Smith and includes vintage uniforms and shoes, championship memorabilia, and programs, pictures and pamphlets spanning the entire history of the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team. KSO’s ‘Ravishing Rachmaninoff’ Smith will give a free lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will launch its 4, discussing the history of UT basketball and sharing 2012-2013 Masterworks season with “Ravishing Rachplayer stories and interviews. maninoff” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, and Friday, Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is Sept. 21, at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. The free. program will include works by Rachmaninoff, Brahms and Copland and feature acclaimed pianist Orion Weiss. Tickets begin at $22 and are available at www.knoxvillesymphony.com, 865-291-3310 or Tickets Unlimited, 656-4444. The Opening Night Gala will follow the Sept. Blount Mansion’s Constitution Day 21 performance at Club LeConte, 800 S. Gay St. AttendBlount Mansion will celebrate Constitution Day on ees will have a selection of food and drink and will be Monday, Sept. 17, with two events. able to mingle with KSO performers, guest artists and Ian Hennessey will give the lecture “From PhiladelMaestro Lucas Richman. Tickets: $65, 291-3310. phia to Knoxville: Tennessee’s Role in the Constitutional Experiment” at noon at the J.L. Goins Administration Building at Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. A discussion of Catherine Drinker Bowen’s book Senior appreciation picnic “Miracle at Philadelphia” will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s annual senior Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Ave. Refreshments will be appreciation picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org about joining Friday, Sept. 21, at John Tarleton Park, 3201 Division St. the group. Blount Mansion was the home of William The event is free and will include food, entertainment Blount, Tennessee’s only signer of the U.S. Constitution, and a mini health fair. To RSVP, call 865-215-4007. as well as where the Tennessee State Constitution was Those needing a ride should request one when they drafted and signed. It is the oldest house museum in RSVP. Knox County.
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MONDAY, SEPT. 17 Free Day of Putt-Putt The 21st annual Free Day of Putt-Putt will take place Monday, Sept. 17, at Putt-Putt Golf & Games, 164 West End Ave. Players can enjoy Putt-Putt at no charge from noon to 9 p.m. The Town of Farragut is sponsoring the event with Putt-Putt in order to build community and provide a safe, entertaining activity for families. For more info, contact Lauren Cox, 865-966-7057 or lauren.cox@ townoffarragut.org.
MONDAY, SEPT. 17 Morrison & West on Tennessee Shines Cahalen Morrison and Eli West will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor 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.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 Taste of Farragut The fourth annual Taste of Farragut will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the old Kroger parking lot on Kingston Pike, across from Farragut High School. About 30 of Farragut’s favorite restaurants and six local distributors of wine and spirits will have products to sample. John Rutherford of Pro Audio DJs, a highlight of last year’s event, will return to set the festive mood. Tickets are $20 per adult with advance purchase online at www.farragutbusiness.com and at Einstein Bros. Bagels and Farragut Wine & Spirits. They are $25 at the gate; $10 for children 7-12; and free for kids 6 and under. Eateries interested in applying to participate can download the application, instructions and information at http://gallery.mailchimp.com/ b17b2143f9b503e759765d30d/files/Taste_of_Farragut_ application_2012.pdf. Attendees will get to vote on two awards, “Colors of East Tennessee,” which judges booth decorations, and “Best of Taste,” which will feature a new, perpetual trophy that will travel annually to the winning restaurant.
Proceeds from the event help fund the Shop Farragut program. The Farragut High School Marching Band will have a special booth to help raise funds for its trip to London to participate in the 2013 New Year’s Day parade.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 ‘Adventures of Tintin’ on Square Knox County Public Library’s popular Movies on Market Square will present “The Adventures of Tintin” (PG, 2011) on Friday, Sept. 21. The free event will begin with pre-show activities including pet tips and advice at 6:30 p.m. followed by the movie screening at dusk. Attendees should bring their own seating. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 Garage sale for Four Paws A multi-family garage sale benefiting the Four Paws Food Pantry in Loudon County will be held 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at 201 Chippewa Lane in the Tommotley Neighborhood of Tellico Village. Four Paws provides cat and dog food to families in financial crisis in Loudon County to ensure that no pet is ever surrendered to an animal shelter because its family can’t afford to feed it. As of the end of July, Four Paws has provided more than 78,000 pounds of pet food distributed by the Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County in Lenoir City. Donations of housewares, tools, toys and more are being accepted for the sale. All donations are tax deductible. For more info on the sale, call 865-408-0327 or 865-567-0231. For more info on Four Paws, visit www. fourpawsfoodpantry.org.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 Emergency Preparedness Fair A free Emergency Preparedness Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Cokesbury United Methodist Church North Campus, 9915 Kingston Pike. East Tennessee Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) will host the fair, which will help attendees develop their family disaster plan and provide preparedness tips and info about preparedness in the community. There will be classes, booths, demonstrations, door prizes, a children’s area, and emergency/disaster response vehicles. September is National Preparedness Month. For more info, visit http://preprepfair.org.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 Cupcakes in the Park Cupcakes in the Park, a cupcake competition and festival featuring Knoxville’s best bakeries, will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Krutch Park Extension (across Gay Street from the Regal Riviera Theater). Magpies, the Cup, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Café 4, Panache, Lenny’s Catering, KupKatie’s Kupcakes, The Bakery Lady, Scrumps Cupcakes, Sweetpie’s Bakery, Sugarbuzz Bakers, Benefit Your Life, Southernly Sweet, Mer-Mer’s Bakery, Chez Liberty, House of Cake, Pellissippi Culinary School, Cakery Bakery and Emma Lou Bakery will compete in the professional competition for the Judges’ and People’s Choice Awards. Attendees can purchase a ticket for $5, which includes five mini-cupcakes and one vote in the People’s Choice contest. There will be children and adult upand-coming baker competitions; live music; a children’s play area with a bounce house, a balloon-animal artist and face-painting; and a cupcake decorating booth sponsored by Sugarbakers. A few spaces remain for professional competitors and aspiring adult and child bakers. For registration info, contact Amy Lawrence, 865-524-7483, ext. 261, or email@example.com. All funds raised will benefit the Kent C. Withers Family Crisis Center, which serves domestic-violence victims and their children.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 23 PetSafe K9 Cancer Walk PetSafe is sponsoring a K9 Cancer Walk on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Cove at Concord Park, 11808 Northshore Drive. Day-of-event registration and exhibits will open at 11 a.m. A welcome ceremony and speaker are scheduled for 1 p.m. The walk will start at 1:30 p.m., followed by the award ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Participants can join established teams or form their own. The walk will benefit the Morris Animal Foundation. The event honors the memory of dogs that have lost their battle with canine cancer and celebrates those that have survived. Registration before Sept. 7 is $30 for adults, $15 for children (10-17) and $30 for Sit & Stay (virtual participation). After Sept. 7, registration is $35 for adults, $20 for children and $30 for Sit & Stay. Children under 10 may participate at no charge. To register or for more info, visit www. MorrisAnimalFoundation.org/petsafewalk.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 23 Smoky Mountain Piano Tour The Smoky Mountain Piano Tour featuring two New Age pianists in concert will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the American Piano Gallery, 11651 Parkside Drive. Donovan Johnson, owner-operator of Enlightened Piano Radio (www.donovanjohnson. net and www.enlightenedpiano.com), and Kai Miano, a composer and pianist from Bad Homburg, Germany (www.kaimiano.com), will perform in the free concert.
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NEWS FROM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF KNOXVILLE
Gold medal winner visits CAK Since returning from the London Olympics, Lenoir City native Claire Donahue has been on a whirlwind tour. So when she arrived at CAK’s Middle School on Aug. 24, she admitted that her cheeks were sore from smiling so much. “It still feels like a dream,” Donahue said. Donahue won gold in London as part of the U.S. 4x100 medley relay team. She spoke to students during a special weekly chapel. “When I came back from London, I didn’t expect certain things, like you guys wanting me to come talk,” Donahue said. “My dream was always to go to the Olympics, but getting a gold medal was something I could never imagine. It has been really exciting and the response has been overwhelming.” Donahue said that she
Gold medal winner Claire Donahue displays her medal on a recent visit to CAK’s Middle School. Photo submitted started swimming when she was 6 years old and worked
really hard and sacrificed a lot to reach her goals.
“One of the things I noticed was God’s presence,” Donahue said. “I could tell when I had Him in my life and when I didn’t. Involving God in my everyday life made a huge difference for me, and it’s a decision I will never regret.” Still, training to be an Olympian was not always easy. “When I was young, I told my coach that I wanted to go to the Olympics and my coach told me it wasn’t going to be easy,” Donahue said. “It’s like with anything. If you want to get better, you have to do certain things. For me, that meant eating right, going to bed early and getting up to practice at 4:30 a.m.” Donahue admitted that she celebrated her gold medal by eating McDonald’s and staying up late.
Homecoming Alumni Tailgate Christian Academy of Knoxville alumni will have a chance to reminisce and show some school spirit at the 2012 Homecoming Alumni Tailgate at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the parking lot and lawn between the Warrior Gym and the practice field. The evening will include games, food and fellowship. Thirty parking spots are available to reserve on a first-comefirst-served basis. Back Yard Burgers will provide dinner. Admittance to the football game versus Kingston at 7:30 p.m. is included with your reservation. Info or to RSVP: www.CAKwarriors.com/rsvp.
Olympic boost for track and cross-country Christian Academy of Knoxville is excited to announce the addition of Missy Kane and Jim Bemiller to the coaching staff. Missy joins us as the new middle school crosscountry and track coach, and Jim will help coach middle school and high school athletes on Jim Bemiller, Gracie Bemiller, Missy Kane and Kelsey Charlie High Photo submitted the track and Kane gather for a family photo. Jim and Missy are the ﬁeld teams. newest additions to the Christian Academy of Knox“We are ville’s coaching staff. Photo submitted both looking SEC Cross Country Coach forward to being part of the of the Year while coaching Pick up the Sept. 3 issue of CAK team,” Missy said. “We the UT squad. She currently are so impressed with the Sports Illustrated, and you’ll works part time at Covenant other coaches, students and see a very familiar face. Health and at East Tennessee teachers at CAK. Their goals Senior CAK quarterback PBS promoting ﬁtness and for the teams and students are Charlie High was recently preventative health in the selected as one of the six high very refreshing. It is evident school athletes to be included they strive to help them be the community. Missy has been called upon as a motivational best they can be while giving in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces and Christian speaker, and her God the glory and showing in the Crowd.” program “Get on Track with Him to others on and off the High completed 29 of 37 Missy Kane” has a spiritual ﬁ eld.” passes for 505 yards and Missy is a former captain of message about how God used seven touchdowns in the Wartrack and ﬁeld to get Missy’s the UT women’s track squad riors’ season opening 76-45 life “on track.” and a US Track Olympian. In win over Anderson County. Jim began his coaching 1983, she returned to UT to High was the nation’s pursue a masters degree in ex- career as an assistant football second-leading passer last ercise physiology and, while in and track coach in Mansﬁeld, year with a state record of 5,191 yards as he led the War- school, began competing again. Ohio, at Malabar High School. Missy won a bronze medal in He coached pole vault at UT riors to their first-ever state the 1983 Pan Am games and in from 1986-2005. Vaulters he championship. 1984 represented the US in the coached at UT have gone on “Faces in the Crowd” has to win ﬁve NCAA Championbeen published every week in Los Angeles Olympic Games. ships, 15 SEC Championships, In 1990, Missy was named Sports Illustrated since 1956.
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and 21 All-America Certiﬁcates. He also coached Randy Jenkins in the high jump. Randy became a UT legend by winning three NCAA Championships and helping the Vols win an NCAA team title in 1991 after battling and beating Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Tennessee vaulters under Bemiller’s guidance have rewritten the record books. They have broken the SEC, American Junior, NCAA, American, World Athletic Final and Olympic records. Tennessee alumni have won the pole vault at three consecutive U.S. Olympic Trials (’96, ’00, and ’04) and won Gold (2004) and Silver (2000) Olympic Medals. The capstone of Jim’s coaching career came at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, as Timothy Mack won the Olympic Gold Medal setting an Olympic
Record of 19 feet, 6.5 inches. Jim teaches sports management and sports law at UT and continues to coach at youth and developmental clinics on a regular basis. “While we have been fortunate to work with some top elite athletes in our careers, we both enjoy developing young athletes, too,” Missy said. “We have seen where track and ﬁeld and crosscountry are great arenas to discipline yourself to become ﬁtter, faster, stronger and how there are many parallels to our spiritual lives.” Missy and Jim are the parents of Kelsey Kane, who is a senior on the UT women’s cross-country and track teams, and to Gracie Bemiller who is a 6th grader at CAK. The family is active at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church.
Beaumont gets second in logo contest CAK 6th grader Rachel Beaumont won second place in the Race for the Cure T-shirt logo contest. The contest, open to all Knox County students age 12 and younger, determined the logo for the Kids for the Cure T-shirts. Rachel won a cash prize and a goodie bag from race sponsor McDonald’s.
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If what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, then Kendria Lindsey should have the strength of a superhero. Her life has included more drama than a soap opera. Not yet 30 years old, Kendria has experienced teen pregnancy and marriage, the sudden death of her teenage brother followed by the suicide of her newlywed husband, the death of her beloved grandmother, depression, drug addiction, rape and a car wreck. She has also survived time in jail and having both of her children taken by the Department of Children’s Services. Her mother, Tammie Lindsey, is just as much as survivor as Kendria. For several years, Tammie watched pressure build in Kendria until she would nearly burst. The outlets Kendria chose for relief generally resulted in behavior that harmed her and hurt others around her, such as addiction and poor relationship choices. No matter how dark the situation seemed, Tammie never quit trying to help her daughter conquer the demons of addiction, depression and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.) It also seemed like bad things “just happened” to Kendria – like the time she went back to explore her vacant childhood home, and was attacked and raped by an intruder she couldn’t identify. Kendria waited about a year before confessing what had happened. “The less I talk, the less I remember and the less I feel,” Kendria admitted. The avoidance tactics were part of the reason Kendria suffered from depression.
“Depression is anger turned inward,” said Jo Willey, LMSW, Kendria’s therapist in the Intensive Outpatient Program at Peninsula Lighthouse. “Kendria self-medicated to cope.” “The ﬁrst time she came to group (therapy), she avoided eye contact and would speak only one or two words when called on. She showed signs of psychomotor agitation – she couldn’t sit still,” Willey recalled. “Kendria lacked conﬁdence in her ability to tolerate withdrawal from drugs.” Kendria also had a textbook case of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Like most people who suffer from PTSD, Kendria felt unable to regain control of her life because of her responses to trauma. Symptoms of PTSD vary and can appear immediately after the event, or days, weeks or even months following an event. It can occur with depression or lead to depression, according to the American Psychiatric Association. People with PTSD may not be aware that they are affected by it. Co-occurring disorders (addiction and behavioral issues) are something Willey encounters on a regular basis in her job at Peninsula, and she was equipped to help Kendria face them. “Peninsula was kind of our last hope,” Tammie said. “We were referred there after Kendria ended up in the emergency room. We’d had an argument about her drug use and Kendria attempted to kill herself with a box cutter that she had borrowed from a neighbor.” Several years of bad decisions had led up to the emergency room trip. When her young husband committed suicide one week before their baby was born, Kendria
sought solace in benzos, marijuana and pain medications such as Percocet. Later, she would experiment with Xanax, Valium, Rocicet and Methadone. Meanwhile, Tammie was trying to keep Kendria’s children out of harm’s way and “watching Kendria like a hawk” because she knew her daughter was abusing prescription drugs which she received from local pain clinics. “I used daily,” Kendria said. “Every day, I would ﬁnd something to steal, then pawn it to get money to buy pills.” “I have a house-cleaning business, so I took Kendria with me. Imagine how humiliating it was for me to have to call a client that I’ve had for 17 years to tell them my daughter stole a ring from their home and pawned it. It just about cost me my business.” “I cared about what I had done to Mom, and I knew it was wrong but my addiction was stronger
than anything else,” Kendria said. Kendria ended up in jail for a week, but was released to her mother, who had temporary custody of Kendria’s childen. “It took some tough love,” Tammie said. “I had control over her medications – at least I thought I did,” Tammie said. “I slept with the bottle under my pillow.” Even that didn’t stop Kendria. Tammie awoke one morning to ﬁnd the pills gone. She confronted Kendria, who bolted. The all-time low came in March 2011 when drug-dependent Kendria fell asleep at the wheel with both her children in the car. Miraculously, all three walked away without physical injury. The wreck proved to be a turning point. The children were released to Tammie on temporary custody and Kendria began treatment at Peninsula.
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Did you know? Depression and substance abuse frequently occur together in adults. Substance abuse can cause depression and depression can cause substance abuse. “Some drugs that people use and abuse can directly affect the brain and cause depression,” said Mark Potts, director of clinical services for Peninsula Outpatient. “A couple of those are alcohol and marijuana. Both slow brain functioning and decrease cognitive abilities.” Potts said other moodelevating drugs may cause a person to “crash” into depression when withdrawing from the drug. Conversely, depression can cause drug use and abuse if the person suffering from depression attempts to self-medicate to change the way he or she feels, creating a long-term problem. Find out if you might be depressed. Visit www. peninsulabehavioralhealth.org and click on the Self Assessment Tool for a depression screening.
Because of a “tough love” mother who wouldn’t give up and a commitment to overcoming addiction, Kendria Lindsey (left) is finding happiness and success.
“The thing about Peninsula was that the program counselors were like me. People like Derrick and Denise had ‘been there, done that’ so they knew what I needed,” Kendria said. “The WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) that I learned about at REC is a great tool.” WRAP helps identify “triggers” for addictive behaviors and gives speciﬁc steps that clients can use to avoid those negative impulses. Willey said that after about three weeks in daily treatment, Kendria started sharing. It was then that she became committed to getting – and staying – clean. She graduated from Peninsula Recovery Education Center in 2012 and has since moved into an apartment with her daughters, now 6 and 10, and is dedicated to being the kind of mother that they deserve. “Kendria keeps a very clean house and cooks regular meals,” beamed Tammie. “The kids seem so happy.” “Today, Kendria has conﬁdence, poise and dedication to recovery,” Willey said. “She sees there is success in being clean and she has the attitude, ‘if you are in my life, you are going to be clean.’ She is now able to mentor others. She’s been an inspiration to her group.” “Jo (Willey) made it easy,” Kendria claimed. “I really do owe her my life.” Both Willey and Tammie Lindsey call Kendria’s success remarkable because of a learning disability. Kendria has cognitive issues that affect her ability to comprehend and retain information. “It is hard to take a risk, become vulnerable and let out the kind of stuff she did in a group setting,“ Willey remarked. “That’s courageous stuff.”
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that often follows a terrifying physical or emotional event, causing the person who survived the event to have persistent, frightening thoughts and memories, or ﬂashbacks of the ordeal. Persons with PTSD often feel chronically, emotionally numb. PTSD was ﬁrst brought to public attention by war veterans and was once referred to as “shell shock” or “battle fatigue.” The likelihood of developing PTSD depends on the severity and duration of the event, as well as the person’s nearness to it.
Triggers The event(s) that triggers PTSD to develop may be something that occurred in the person’s life, something that occurred in the life of someone close to him or her, or something the person witnessed. Examples include: serious accidents (such as car or train wrecks), natural disasters (such as ﬂoods or earthquakes), man-made tragedies (such as bombings, a plane crash) and violent personal attacks (such as a mugging, rape, torture, being held captive, or kidnapping, military combat and abuse in childhood.
Characteristics Persons with PTSD experience extreme emotional, mental and physical distress when exposed to situations that remind them of the
traumatic event. Some may repeatedly relive the trauma in the form of nightmares and disturbing recollections or ﬂashbacks during the day, and may also experience: ■ Sleep problems ■ Depression ■ Feeling detached or numb ■ Feeling jittery or “on guard” ■ Being easily startled ■ Loss of interest in things they used to enjoy ■ Trouble feeling affectionate ■ Feeling irritable, more aggressive than before, or even violent ■ Avoidance of certain places or situations that bring back memories
Symptoms Each individual may experience symptoms differently; however, PTSD symptoms may include: ■ Irritability ■ Violent outbursts ■ Trouble working or socializing ■ Flashbacks or intrusive images (A person having a ﬂashback – which can come in the form of images, sounds, smells or feelings – usually believes that the traumatic event is happening all over again.) ■ Losing touch with reality ■ Re-enacting the event for a period of seconds or hours or, very rarely, days
Diagnosis Not every person who experiences a trauma develops PTSD or experiences symptoms at all. PTSD is diagnosed only if symptoms last more than one month. In those who do have PTSD, symptoms usually begin within three months of the trauma, but can also start months or years later. PTSD can occur at any age, including childhood, and may be accompanied by depression, substance abuse and/or anxiety. The length of the illness varies. Some people recover within six months, others have symptoms that last much longer.
Treatment Speciﬁc treatment for PTSD will be determined by your physician based on: ■ Age, overall health, and medical history ■ Extent of the disease ■ Your tolerance for speciﬁc medications, procedures or therapies ■ Expectations for the course of the disease ■ The patient’s opinion or preference As persons with PTSD are more susceptible to other anxiety disorders, depression and substance abuse, treatment is critical and may include medication and psychological treatment. The symptoms of PTSD may resemble other psychiatric conditions. Always consult a physician for a diagnosis. Information courtesy of www.TreatedWell.com/healthlibrary
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Todd Wright plays guitar while Daryl Harp plays keyboard.
Janet and Ralph Edwards have a “Psychedelic Snow” Hawaiian shaved ice stand at the park. Larry Sheumaker, Melissa Carter, Tim Comer and Todd Wright perform at the Cove.
Second Opinion plays at the Cove By Theresa Edwards It rained on and off all day Sept. 9, but it cleared up enough by evening for Second Opinion to perform in the last of the season’s Concerts at the Cove. There were about 75 people in the audience, a good turnout considering the weather. “We got soaked twice today,” said Janet Edwards of “Psychedelic Snow.” Second Opinion played a variety of classic rock songs including: “I’ve Got Your Number,” “Browneyed Girl,” “Taking Care of Business” and “Take Me to Max and Brenda Tyrrell with Brillo. the River.”
Would you like a horse? Organist Hugh Livingston entertains the crowd with his humor as well as his musical talent. Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com
Musical magic with Livingston By Theresa Edwards
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Hugh Livingston performed what sounded like magic with his mighty Lowrey organ at the Strang Senior Center. He describes it as an “orchestra in a box.” The sounds were amazing, resembling “Masterpiece Theatre” with trumpets, drums, strings and bagpipes. The crowd laughed at Livingston’s humor, tapped their feet to the beat, smiled, applauded and even clapped to the tune of “Rocky Top Tennessee.” One “yee-haw” was heard. Joan Brink won a copy of “Joyful Noises,” a new book written by Livingston. She identified four songs played: “Rock Around the Clock,” “Theme from Happy Days,” “Theme from Laverne and Shirley” and “American Bandstand.” Avalon Hospice sponsored the concert, providing food and refreshments.
Caroline Phillips, Gail Smith and Bea Davis are among the nearly 100 seniors enjoying the concert at Strang Senior Center.
Mayor’s picnic for seniors is Friday
Mayor Tim Burchett invites seniors to the annual appreciation picnic 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at John Tarleton Park at 3201 Division St. There will be
great food, music by Early Bird Special, a mini health fair and 40 vendors handing out lots of free items. “It’s so big and wonderful, with hundreds of seniors, and it’s the closest ever to Strang,” said Lauren Monahan.
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Ellie Allen, Liz Bishop and Avalon Hospice chaplain Kim Becker serve pizza, desserts and beverages prior to the concert.
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Fall into Autumn with HALT
The cooler weather brings with it so many good things. Football, corn mazes, hayrides and HALT.
Jon Buchanan leads the walk at the “Knox Walks” kickoff at West Hills Park on Sept. 8. Walking next to Buchanan is Matthew Stofer, with V. H. Ewing and Charisse Vacchiano following.
Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com
Critter Tales The fall session of the HALT program (Humans and Animals Learning Together) has officially begun. In just a few weeks, five canines will be ready to be adopted. All five will have been taught some pretty good manners by really cool kids. HALT matches at-risk adolescents with shelter animals rescued from YoungWilliams Animal Center. The selected dogs initially receive vaccinations, spaying or neutering, and a mental and physical evaluation. The student instructors are handpicked by the staff from local residential treatment centers where they are staying. According to HALT publicity coordinator Penny Williams, volunteers and a canine obedience instructor help the students teach basic obedience which in turn teaches the kids assertiveness, patience and communication. The goal is to “provide a therapeutic intervention” for the kids while helping animals in need. The public will have several chances to meet the animals of HALT, including
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elly dancing offers a beautiful way to celebrate your life – no matter your lifestyle, body type or age. Since it is low-impact exercise and easy on the joints, even seniors enjoy the simple, natural, rhythmic movements. Belly dance instructor Alexia explains how the movements exercise the core muscles, isolating precise muscle groups. “It really improves your posture when you learn this art form,” Alexia said. “We also do a lot of arm and shoulder movements, which do not get exercised often. We also move our torso and hips. It is great for fun and fitness.” “The dancing increases women’s selfconfidence. It helps as they gain selfawareness,” Alexia says. “It is also a wonderful stress-reliever, where you can forget about any worries of the day and just enjoy yourself.” After students learn the basic movements, Alexia steps it up for aerobic danc-
Belly dance instructor Debka leads the Oasis Dancers. ing. Her classes range from beginning to advanced. Costumes add to the fun, but beginners are welcome to borrow Alexia’s hip scarves during classes. Class information is online at www.alexia-dance.com. Another professional belly dance instructor is Debka who leads the Oasis Dancers in Knoxville. “The very smooth movements keep the spine very supple,
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Kimberly Reasor of Alexandria Dancers belly dances. Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com
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Joni Edwards nears the end of the race
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The Myers family runs the race together, finishing at 33:32. Shown are mom Debbie, Joshua, Jocelyn and Jessica. “My husband, Dan, is behind us,” Debbie said. “We took turns pushing the stroller.” They run as part of the Children’s Anesthesia team.
Jeremy Sexton races first across the finish line with a time of 18:38. He has tunnel vision and is hard of hearing, but that doesn’t stop him. “I just stayed behind the first guy until the last mile, then passed him up to finish first,” he said. Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com
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