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‘Statehood Day Living History’

Meet Danny Trent, new principal at Farragut Middle Danny Trent says his four years at Central High School will make him a better middle school principal because now he understands what students need to know to be successful in high school. He previously was principal at Karns Middle school.

By Theresa E Edwards dwa dw ard ds A living history weekend celebrating the day Tennessee was granted statehood on June 1, 1796, was held at Marble Springs state historic site, the last remaining home of Governor John Sevier. People dressed in 1790s attire took visitors back in time as they demonstrated open hearth cooking, blacksmithing, weaving, spinning wool, bullet casting, quill writing, tomahawk throwing, cannon firing and skirmishes. Live dulcimer music added a festive tone. Visitors enjoyed self-guided tours, viewing the governor’s old homestead including the tavern, loom house, smokehouse, springhouse, Sevier’s cabin and detached kitchen. There was a variety of displays including guns of the War of 1812, Indian artifacts and blanket trader items. Jeff Ledford portraying an indentured servant, showed an old French coin and a copy of a half-pence. “Many early settlers brought coins from their home country,” he said. Info

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Edie gets awards Edie Clemons receives the 2013 Anna R. Devine Caring Heart Award presented by Tommy Spencer, president of Senior Home Assistance of Tennessee, at the Knoxville Remembers event honoring veterans and their families last week. Theresa Edwards was there for story and pictures.

Read Theresa’s final wrapup on A-3 Jeff Ledford, a 1981 Karns High School graduate, portrays an indentured servant doing “blanket trading,” bartering goods spread out on a blanket as they did in the 1790s. He is holding authentic antique bottles. Photo by T. Edwards of

Into the cave Nancy Anderson, new reporter for Karns and Hardin Valley, did what every firsttime reporter does. She toured Cherokee Caverns with Jim Whidby. And Jim did what he always does. He pretended it was the first time he was ever in the paper.

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‘Charlie Brown’

Weight loss Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church hosts the community TOPS weight loss club. It’s doing quite well. Theresa Edwards visited both the TOPS club and the church’s Vacation Bible School.

By Wendy Smith The WordPlayers will present “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at its theater at 1540 Robinson Road. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on June 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, June 16 and 23. The musical is based on Charles Schulz’s acclaimed “Peanuts” comic strip. The Children’s Theatre of Knoxville will present its first show at a new theater located at 109 East Churchwell Avenue. “Babe, the Sheep-Pig” will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday June 7; 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 8; 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 9; 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 13; 7 p.m. on Friday June 14; 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 15; 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 16; 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20; 7 p.m. on Friday, June 21, and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Braxton Kiser, center, plays Charlie Brown in the WordPlayers’ production of “You’re a Good on Saturday June 22. The play tells the story of a plucky pig trying to find Man, Charlie Brown.” Fellow cast members are Matthew Lloyd, Spencer Streno, Michael his place on Farmer Hoggett’s farmyard. Brown, Jeannine Souder and Sheryl Howard. Photo submitted

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Bird banding Dr. Bob Collier has the scoop.

June 3, 2013

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Who polices homeowners associations? By Betty Bean Disputes within homeowners groups can get ugly, particularly in condominium developments where neighbors live cheek by jowl. Last Tuesday evening a group of Devanshire subdivision homeowners were set to meet with a reporter at Tracey Gross’scondo to air complaints against their homeowners association. That afternoon, Gross was rushed to the emergency room at Parkwest Medical Center with chest pains and spiking blood pressure. She was stabilized and re-

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turned home to host the meeting. Still wearing her hospital bracelet, she pointed to water stains on her living room ceiling. Condo owners pay monthly dues and annual special assessment fees to fund the external repairs that are the responsibility of the HOA. Gross says the stress of dealing with Devanshire’s unaddressed maintenance issues and financial problems, plus the ongoing tension in the neighborhood, is ruining her health. Last September, Gross’s neighbor Judy Hedden sent a letter to the

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Young at HeART instructor Brenda Mills, left, with Sandy Dean from the Farragut Arts Council.

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By Sherri Gardner Howell There were plenty of “oohs” and “ahhhs” for the artists when the senior adults of Young at HeART Instructor Brenda Mills and artist Mary Kay Buckner at the proudly displayed their latYoung at HeART reception. est creations in a beautiful exhibit at Farragut Town Hall. The exhibit showed the range of subject matter these senior artists tackle when they put brush to canvas. There were fish and f lowers, sunsets and scenes. Nature’s beauty was captured in panorama splendor and up-close delicate detail. Charcoal drawings captured the imagination and kept you looking even longer at the artistry. The artists are the seBarb Mayfield proudly stops to look at her work “Triangles at nior adults from Marietta Play.

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Graves is candidate for DA; Clemons gets award Attorney Michael A. Graves announced at the Karns Republican Club and Center City Republican Club meetings his plans to run for the office of District Attorney General in 2014 to replace Randy Nichols.

Tom Nevins demonstrates “beardvertising.”

Edie Clemons receives the 2013 Anna R. Devine Caring Heart Award presented by Tommy Spencer, president of Senior Home Assistance of Tennessee, at the Knoxville Remembers event honoring veterans and their families at the Grande Event Center.

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KARNS NOTES ■ Council of West Knox County Homeowners meets at 7:15 p.m. each first Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Info:

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Another Republican campaigning for the position is Charme Knight. Graves has 19 years experience in law enforcement including the position of captain and court liaison officer in Sweetwater and 10 years experience as an attorney in Knoxville. In both positions, Graves says he is “dedicated to justice.” As DA he wants to see that victims are taken care of and restitution is given. ■

■ Greater Karns Business Association meets 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Karns Community Club building at 7708 Oak Ridge Highway. Info: Alisa Pruett, 603-4273, or www.karnsbusiness. com/. ■ Karns Republican Club meets 7 p.m. each first Tuesday at Karns Middle School library. June 4 the speaker will be Dr. Richard Briggs campaigning for state senator. Info: Lorraine Coffey, 660-3677.


Zane Hagy of Z11 communications spoke at the Tennessee Inventors Association meeting about marketing in today’s fragmented world. “I recommend my clients advertise in their local newspaper like the Shopper News,” Hagy said. He showed a photograph of Carl Papa, inventor of Pin High Pro, who set a new Guinness world record that was published in the Karns/ Hardin Valley Shopper. Hagy mentioned several unusual marketing techniques, including tattooing logos on people’s heads and “beardvertising” which pays participants five dollars per

Tommy Spencer hosts Knoxville Remembers.

June 22 meeting will feature a “Shark Tank” practice of presenting ideas for the group to critique with suggestions for improvement. Zane Hagy of Z11 communications and Carl Papa, president of the Tennessee Inventors Association day to wear a business card in their beard. “At least beardvertising isn’t permanent like a tattoo is,” said Tom Nevins. “It can be removed at the end of the day.”

“I’ll consider anything that gets people’s attention and works,” said Papa. The Tennessee Inventors Association meets 10 a.m. each fourth Saturday at LMU off Cedar Bluff Road. The

A note of thanks

Since I hate “goodbyes,” this is a sincere note of appreciation to everyone in the Karns and Hardin Valley community I had the pleasure of meeting through my reporting with the Shopper News. My husband is in Carson City, Nevada, with his mom

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who had a stroke, so I am moving there. We will return to Knoxville eventually. Meanwhile, I am writing a book on Karns history. If you have any old photos of ancestors or Karns landmarks to contribute, please contact me at or 300-8801. “Today’s news is tomorrow’s history,” my high school history teacher said after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon July 20, 1969. It is still true today.

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■ Karns Community Club meets 7:30 p.m. each first Tuesday at Karns Community Center building at 7708 Oak Ridge Highway. Info: Don Gordon, 938-1655. ■ Karns Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday at the Lions pavilion by the Karns pool. Info: www. ■ West Knox Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday at Perkin’s Restaurant at 9507 Kingston Pike in Windsor Square.

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no. The planning commission does not require the creation of an HOA, so it stands to reason that it has no authority to intervene in the actions of an HOA. I do not foresee a situation in which the MPC would require an HOA or forbid the creation of an HOA” Donaldson wrote. Devanshire Homeowners Association president Ed Johnson declined to comment on the complaints, citing ongoing legal battles, but issued a warning: “If they are talking to the media about this, they are violating a court order.” The court order Johnson cites is a temporary injunction forbidding Hedden, Gross, Carla Faughnan and four others from acting as Devanshire HOA

board members. Members of the dissident group were elected in June 2012 after Johnson and several other sitting board members walked out of an annual meeting. Chancellor Mike Moyers ruled that the election was invalid for lack of a quorum. Faughnan, who remains as a board member, finds herself in the peculiar position of being both a named defendant and a member of the plaintiff board. She has lived there for 17 years and bought into an 88unit condo development with amenities appropriate to a community of that size. Over the years, however, she says she watched with alarm as three other “phases” were added to the subdivision, swelling its population to more than

320 units, all of which have rights to use the small onsite pool. She says that roof and other repairs, which are the responsibility of the HOA, go unaddressed while money is poured into projects, like installing speed bumps and repaving the swimming pool parking lot. “I told them we should be fiduciaries of our condos, and we should take care of them first,” she said. “My shingles were so brittle that when they bent them back, they popped. I gave them three years’ notice, and then I wrote a letter telling them I would like for this to be addressed by April 3. After that, I went to the courthouse and sued. I gave them ample warning.” After much wrangling,

Faughnan got her new roof, but says others haven’t been as successful. “My neighbor, who pays his assessment fees every month, says it’s no use fighting them. His roof still is not done.

HOA history At first, Faughnan dealt with developer Jim Carlton, who also ran the HOA in accordance with the Tennessee Horizontal Properties Act (which was superseded by the Condominium Act in 2009). In 2002 he turned the HOA over to the members, as required by state law after 75 percent of the units are sold. The bank balance was zero, Faughnan and Hedden say. Jim Wright says serving on a homeowners associa-

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Fundraisers galore many. A memorial service will be held later this month. ■ Knoxville lost a dedicated educator with the death of James Robinson a week ago. He taught many years at Austin High before moving to the central office of the old city school system which later combined with the county school system. Many Knoxvillians benefited from his teachings including former Mayor Daniel Brown. ■ U.S. Rep. Jimmy Victor Duncan recently broke his Ashe right wrist in two places as he was carrying a rug up the stairs in his Farragut home, lost his balance and fell back down the stairs. However, this injury did State Rep. Roger Kane, not keep him from attendwho does not run for reing Honor Fountain City election until 2014, is havDay on Memorial Day last ing a fundraiser on Thursday, June 6, at 7031 Cherry week. Best wishes for a speedy Grove Road. Suggested recovery. donation is $250 a person. ■ Veteran civil rights Tonight, June 3, council leader and minister member Nick Della Volpe is having an open house re- Harold Middlebrook will ception at Central Flats and retire this December after 33 years as the pastor of Taps to which the public is invited without charge from Canaan Baptist Church. He has been a pastor for 52 5:30 to 7:30. years. Palmer, Kane and Della ■ The photo in the Volpe are all unopposed at Knoxville News Sentinel present. on Memorial Day showFormer council member Carlene Malone is a host of ing a butchered tree in the front yard of Janice Myers the Della Volpe event. ■ Recent U.S. Census in Fountain City ought to awaken KUB to the bizarre figures show Chattanooga results of its tree-cutting grew at the rate of 2.15 policies. No amount of percent from 2010 to 2012 spinning can make this old while Knoxville’s growth tree, which was the pride rate was 1.85 percent. Chattanooga is expected and joy of the owner, come to add another 6,500 people back or look better. KUB should recognize to its population through that its rules should not be annexation by the end of rigid and should allow more this year. flexibility. Top manageKnoxville’s official population today is 182,200 ment studiously avoids making statements directly and Chattanooga’s is on this. 171,279. However, at a rate KUB claims they offered of growth which exceeds to replace the tree and MyKnoxville’s combined with ers ignored their offer. The annexation, it is possible tree had been previously that the 2020 census cut by KUB and was already will show Knoxville as looking ugly according to Tennessee’s fourth largest city and Chattanooga mov- photos supplied by KUB to the writer. ing into third place ahead ■ Gov. Haslam has of Knoxville. named Knoxvillian Larry Knoxville’s annexation has slowed to a snail’s pace. Martin to the important position of commissioner This will impact funding of Finance and Administrabased on population which both cities receive from the tion on an interim basis. The last person from Knox state and federal governCounty to hold this position ments. was Warren Neel. ■ Barbara Monty, TVA board chair Bill who died over Memorial Sansom once held it under Day weekend, was 82 and had just retired a few weeks Gov. Lamar Alexander. This can only be good ago from CAC after working news for Knoxville and over the years with Mobile Knox County. This was Meals. first speculated on in this She was an inspiration column a few weeks ago. to many, and her death Hopefully, the “interim” comes as a shock. She will part of the title will be be deeply missed as her dropped soon and Martin time here made Knoxville will have the job full time. a much better place for so

New judge Gov. Bill Haslam swears in Deborah Stevens as Knox County Circuit Court judge as her husband, Hank, holds the Bible. “My parents always told me that I could do anything I set my mind to,” said Stevens. “I promise to work hard, be fair, patient and respectful.” Daughter Katie Stevens is not pictured.

If you like attending political fundraisers, then this week will keep you busy as Knoxville council member Brenda Palmer has a fundraiser for her re-election to a second and final term at the Sequoyah Hills home of Tim and Amy Williams on Friday night, June 7. The city election is in November 2013.

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Restaurant booms with smaller sign Eddie Halliday stood next to the monument sign in front of his Chick-fil-A restaurant on Kingston Pike in Bearden Village and said he’s still not entirely sure what the fuss over signage is about. He is an upbeat guy with a wall-to-wall smile whose voicemail message wishes his callers a blessed day and sounds like he means it.

Betty Bean “I mean, look at Kingston Pike,” he said, pointing to the tavern across the street. “There’s a guy over there with a hot dog painted on his front window.” All in all, Eddie’s got a lot to smile about. He has just finished up his first year as operator of the Chick-fil-A on Kingston Pike. It’s been a smashing success, exceeding all its projections. The meeting room is reserved three or four times a day, except,

of course for Sundays, when Chick-fil-A is closed. Did the goodwill generated by his willingness to back off the initial plan to plant a towering pole-mounted sign out front play into that success? He says he doesn’t know, since he hasn’t tried it the other way. He also says he didn’t have much say in the matter, because the decision was made higher on the corporate food chain, where the deciding factor was the serendipitous timing of having another new store in the works that could use the costly pole sign. “The local guy doesn’t have any say,” he said. “That decision comes from design and construction and was made long ago. I was surprised when (City Council member) Duane Grieve came and talked to me about my sign.” The city’s present sign ordinance allows signs up to 50 feet high, and Halliday said it’s the city’s responsibility to enact signage laws it can live with (something that’s in the works with a taskforce that

will be delivering its work product to the Metropolitan Planning Commission later this summer). He says he feels sorry for Greg and Stacy Harb, operators of the soon-to-be opened Fountain City Chick-fil-A, where a 40- tall pole sign has been extremely controversial. “I know that Greg is really excited about opening,

and will be a real asset to the community,” Halliday said. Chick-fil-A’s willingness to switch out the signage to help its West Knox neighbors reduce the visual clutter on Kingston Pike was commendable, but makes its actions even more frustrating to those who had hoped to receive the same consideration in Fountain City.

These honored dead WBIR-TV news anchor John Becker holds the text on a windy Memorial Day for U.S. Rep. John Duncan Jr. who read the Gettysburg Address at a service at Fountain City Lake. In the background is city council member Mark Campen. Photo by S. Clark

Kuhlman, Knox GOP aim high in 2014 There will be 34 open elective offices in Knox County in 2014, and GOP chair Ruthie Kuhlman believes Republicans can fill every one of them. It’s no surprise that a primary target for Republicans next year will be the District 13 state legislative seat now held by former county Democratic chair Gloria Johnson. “We’re really working hard to find the right person to run against Johnson,” Kuhlman says. “We know it’s going to take a very strong candidate because of the make-up of the 13th. It’s not impossible for a Republican to win there. It just has to be the right Republican. We very much want to take that seat.” Being party chair is very much a full time job for Kuhlman, and she stays en-

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Kuhlman set out on a “listening tour,” determined to find ways to build the party. “We have had great leadership for a long time, from the top down through the precinct level, and if more people want to be more involved we need to find ways to accommodate that.” She has met with most former party chairs. She says it’s not surprising that they are a wealth of good information and advice and have been incredibly supportive of getting greater involvement by a larger number of people. Precinct chairs from all across the county gathered for a meeting last week – a first in the history of the party, Kuhlman says she has been told. Those sessions will continue quarterly. Presidents of GOP clubs from across the county

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Bird banding NATURE NOTES | Dr. Bob Collier It’s often the unplanned or unexpected surprises that provide the most memorable parts of travelling – people, scenery, food, those sorts of things.

And I remember the best steak I ever ate, at a little place in Hays, Kan., that was doing business in what had been a filling station. It had been recommended by some locals. Yum. But then I could fill a whole column about food on trips. To get back to the subject: Grandma and I came upon one such interesting and memorable happenstance on the trip we took last month. We set out in early May to see how many species of birds we could find in western Pennsylvania and New York, and we did pretty well, considering the time of year. One morning we were in

a place called Braddock Bay, located on Lake Ontario, about 20 miles west of Rochester, N.Y. The area of big, quiet parks with beaches and cliffs overlooking the enormous, ocean-like lake created a scene that I wouldn’t have expected to see in New York. We were there because our New York bird-finding book said it was the site of a long-standing annual hawk watch, where superbirders sit all day and count hawks and other big birds migrating northeast along the shoreline of the huge lake as they work their way north. Where there is a hawk watch, there should

also be friendly, knowledgeable birders, and we hoped for some good local information as well as good looks at a bunch of interesting hawks. So here was the unanticipated part: they not only knew their stuff, they said that there were two active bird-banding stations a short distance away around the bay. Now, you must understand that coming upon a local active bird-banding operation is a really big deal for a couple of itinerant birdwatchers. These stations are run by avid and expert bird people who really know their local birds, what’s there when, and where to go to find them. And the extra bonus on this trip was the nearby raptor-banding station, where they were using live starlings as bait to catch and band the big guys: the hawks and other birds of prey. It sounded like Hog Heaven for birders to us, and we were soon off to find the action.

But first: what is bird banding, and why? People have been curious about the lives of birds ever since there were people, I suspect. How they fly, what they eat (and how they taste) and, in particular, where they go when they’re not here. They leave, and they return, every year, predictably. It used to be common knowledge that the swallows spent their winters asleep in the mud at the bottom of ponds and marshes and that the hummingbirds flew south each fall on the backs of geese. To solve the problem, a way was needed to mark individual birds, so they could be identified when they were encountered again. Various schemes were tried, but nothing worked well until, in 1899, a Danish professor named Christian C. Mortensen developed a system for attaching light aluminum rings to the legs of ducks, starlings, storks and sea birds. The practice spread throughout Europe, and by

1902, scientists at the Smithsonian Institution were studying the movements of a bunch of black-crowned night herons by banding a hundred of them. Standard practice is to capture wild birds in nets or traps, put on the tiny band identified with a series of numbers and data, and release them unharmed to go about their usual business. Then if the bird is shot, recaptured or found dead at some other location, even 1,000 miles away, tons of information can be gained, such the bird’s age, or how far it has travelled and the like. A bird-banding station runs with the efficiency of an operating room (but it’s a lot more cheerful). Everything is laid out in orderly fashion, and each team member coolly does his or her job; all goes smoothly amid considerable seeming chaos. There is one person in charge, someone with a prodigious knowledge of the tiniest details of bird identification.

A black and white warbler, banded and ready for release. I remember seeing a rare and unusual bird on the Galapagos Islands – the woodpecker finch. It is one of a handful of birds known to use tools in its quest for food. It uses twigs and thorns to pry bugs and worms out of their hiding places. We saw it because our bus had broken down. We were wandering up and down some remote road, waiting for rescue, when we got to see the bird doing its amazing thing! And then there was the beautiful, haunting song of the canyon wren echoing off the walls of the Grand Canyon one morning, never-tobe-forgotten music from a tiny ball of feathers and a billion years of rocks.

Cave historian Jim Whidby (center) prepares to guide Knox area residents through Historic Cherokee Caverns in Karns. Whidby, a life-long caver, has volunteered for more than 25 years maintaining the caverns and educating visitors on history and rock formations. The handicap-accessible, 500 million years-old attraction is open for public tours three Saturdays per year. Pictured are Callie Whidby, Kathy Shatz, Jim Whidby, Mike Whidby; (back) Harry Shatz, Dave Robinson, Christy Gipson. Photos by Nancy Anderson


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A-6 • JUNE 3, 2013 • Shopper news get a raise. He is excellent at sales. Fans have scrambled onto the band wagon. Ol’ Vols have offered endorsements. Prospective players have demonstrated keen interest. This is very encouraging. As good as it looks in the preceding paragraph, none of this will make much difference at Oregon. Outsider enthusiasm and two more verses of “Rocky Topâ€? probably won’t scare the Gators or alarm the Crimson Tide. Insider enthusiasm might affect some games. If the Volunteers really do work hard at getting better this summer and if they stay healthy and if they believe miracles are possible, Tennessee might upset somebody big.

That is essentially what Dave Hart said as he patted himself on the back for hiring Butch Jones. He said these Vols are now capable of overachieving. If it happens, blame it on Butch. He brought a believable plan, brick by brick he calls it, with an emphasis on accountability. He hired good help, people he knew and could count on without wasting time double-checking to determine which assignments were completed. Jones’ assistants may, in fact, turn out to be among the most functional units. There are recruiting maniacs in the group. Tireless. Relentless. Going only on what I hear, I am impressed. Go-

ing on what he has seen and heard, so is the athletic director. Hart says what Jones has done is gratifying, even exciting. His first choice of words to describe the coach is “passionate.� That’s good enough. Passion had to be part of Jones’ previous success. He has never had overwhelming talent in great numbers. He still doesn’t. After what we’ve been through, even guarded optimism is refreshing in Big Orange Country. I have decided to join the movement. I’m in – with one out clause. How long I stay will eventually be determined by wins and losses.

dividual cups used to serve the juice were plain paper nut cups. After partaking of the sacrament, we were invited to open the folds of Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, the cup, and when we had to cut off those of his that did escape, neither shouldest done so, we saw the paper thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the Cross was stained in the shape of Currents day of distress. a Maltese cross. (Obadiah 14, King James Bible – Cambridge Edition) Lynn One of the most hauntHutton ing crosses I have ever seen was just a shadow. It was Through the years, I fully saved from innua picture on a Christmas have been given a lot of merable Palm Sundays. I card, and the dark shape of have stained-glass crosses crosses. a cross fell across the manI have a crocheted cross, and crystal crosses and ger and the Babe, a forehandmade by a dear friend. wooden crosses. I have Another cross, given to me Celtic crosses and modern She bought it for me one shadowing of his future. I have even had the privby a special friend, was crosses and a St. Andrew’s Mother’s Day when she was made in Mexico of metal. cross. (I even have earrings in high school, even after ilege of walking parts of It is numbered “310,� and shaped like crosses, but the sales clerk told her she the Via Dolorosa (the Way of the Cross) and standing signed by A. LaCarte. It I have never been able to couldn’t afford it. I have written in this in the Church of the Holy looks, for all the world, as if wear them; they just seem it had been retrieved from a a little too frivolous to space before about the very Sepulchre in Jerusalem – sunken Spanish galleon. me!) I have a silver cross, first Maundy Thursday the church that claims to be I have crosses made set with garnets, given to service I had the privilege built on the hill called Golfrom palm fronds, care- me by my daughter Eden. to attend, in which the in- gotha. Those experiences

were all but overwhelming. However, to truly walk in the way of the Cross is to follow Jesus, day by day. It is to be obedient to His way, to be willing to give up one’s own will and way, and to become, step by step, like Him. It is to follow, to give, to obey, to suffer, and to die if need be. One who walks with Christ is never alone. Walking with Christ, we learn about him. We also learn things about ourselves we wish we did not have to know. The Crossway is a crossroads. It is where we are called upon to make choices, to turn our faces in one direction or another, and to hold steady. Standing in the Crossway calls us to be true wit-

nesses to Christ. It is an opportunity for growth and for blessing. It is also a risk. Standing in the Crossway can be lonely, confusing, dangerous and sad. Standing in the Crossway may mean standing alone, being faithful even when Christ seems very far away. Standing in the Crossway means bearing the criticisms of those who do not understand, those who disagree, those who scoff. It is the Way of the Cross. It is a path our Lord has walked. It is a place He took a stand on our behalf. It is the very least we can do. We each have to find our own way, our own place, our own Golgotha. Where will you stand in the Crossway?

OK, I’m in Among very valuable readers are those who, from time to time, offer guidance and coaching tips on how to write these tales of Tennessee. Email address at the bottom invites commentary. I appreciate assistance. I sometimes disagree, but I try to remember to be polite and say thank you. In early December, one reader in particular scoffed at Butch Jones’ “dream job� comment. He is still scoffing. He says UT may have been “a� dream job, considering where the coach had been, but not “the� dream job.

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His argument has merit: If Alabama, Florida, Michigan and Notre Dame had extended simultaneous job offers and the pay was comparable, Tennessee would have finished fifth in Jones’ dream. Another reader had a lot to say about Butch bringing the “best� coaching staff in America. Much of it came

down I-75 from Cincinnati. This reader had never heard of Mike Bajakian and couldn’t pronounce his name. He had heard of Willie Martinez and John Jancek and remembered how bad was their Georgia defense and the exact date they were fired. I acknowledged the messages and moved on. To tell you the truth, blind optimists are more fun than skeptical realists. In winning his first six months at Tennessee, Butch Jones has performed as if this really is his chance of a lifetime. I do believe he is pleased to be the coach at Tennessee. That is heartwarming. If the man was being paid by the hour, he would

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REUNIONS ■Rule High Classes of ’52 and ’53 will hold a reunion 4-9 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Grande Event Center, 5441 Clinton Highway. Info: Bob Cummings, 577-8557, or Wilma McCoig, 687-5513.

â– HMHS Class of 1992 cookout will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Big Ridge State Park. Info/RSVP: 684-3835 or â–  The family of John and Louise Sharp Sellers will hold a reunion Saturday, June 8, at Cove Lake State Park Shelter #3. This is an all day event.

Bring a covered dish. Info: call/text Mary Sellers Hayes, 919-3887. â– Nicely/Bailey/Munsey family reunion will be Saturday, June 8, at Wilson Park next to Maynardville High School. The reunion begins at noon and lasts until food and talk are finished. Bring a dish


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in the Community and Senior Citizens Building in Sharps Chapel. Bring food, drinks and utensils for your family as well as any old photos and stories to share. Lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. Music will be provided by a local band. Info: Don Sanford, 765-642-8543 or email

Road in Knoxville. Bring a covered dish, photos and albums plus recent articles or announcements to share. Info: 548-4552. â– Burnett Family Reunion for descendants of Bayless S. and Louisa Miller Burnett and related families will be 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 15,

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Gain faith and lose weight at Marietta Church By Theresa Edwards On Sundays, Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 1922 Marietta Church Road off of Hardin Valley Road is a place for worship, sip ‘n chat and Sunday school. On Mondays, it is the meeting spot for the community TOPS weight loss club.

Members of the TOPS club: president Bob Herrington, Linda Cole and secretary Vickie Lynch. Photos by T. Edwards

Pastor Randall Mayfield As the school year ends, two students were given special recognition during the Sunday service. Kevin Lewis was congratulated as a 2013 graduate from Hardin Valley Academy and received a Bible presented by Mary Francis. The congregation applauded Russell Hubbard who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout recently. Congratulations were also given on Monday to an adult congregation member, Bruce Fortune, who has lost 74 pounds and kept it off for four years, thanks to the support of the TOPS weight loss club. The club meets each Monday 5 p.m. for weigh-in and exercise followed by an informative and motivational speaker at 6, talking on various topics related to nutri- Bruce Fortune weighing in now, 74 pounds lighter. tion, exercise and healthy livkeeps me accountable to the the doctors recommend: eating habits. “This group has been very group plus they support and ing more healthy food with less calories and exercising. helpful,” Fortune said. “Step- encourage me.” ping on that scale each week Fortune says he did what He goes to the gym regularly,

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Bruce Fortune before he lost 74 pounds with the TOPS weight loss club at Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Photo submitted

running on the treadmill for cardio and working out on weight machines. Fortune is an inspiration to others on the weight-loss journey. Info:

WORSHIP NOTES Community Services ■ Catholic Charities offers counseling for those with emotional issues who may not be physically able to come to the office for therapy. All information is completely confidential. Call 1-877-7906369. Nonemergency calls only. Info: ■ Bookwalter UMC offers One Harvest Food Ministries to the community. Info and menu: oneharvest/index.html or 6893349, 9 a.m.-noon weekdays.

Special programs and services ■ Hardin Valley Church of Christ, 11515 Hardin Valley Road, has moved its open house to August. More infor-

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Youth services ■ Faith Early Learning Center in Farragut is holding registration for its summer program. Register for one day or for the entire program. Tuition is $20 per day, due at the time of registration. Info: 675-1530 or

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VBS at Marietta Church By Theresa Edwards

West Valley Middle students study the Civil War

Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Hardin Valley had Vacation Bible School early this year, May 27-31. “We get quite a few children from the neighborhood who come each year,” VBS director Kenneth Lowe said. “There are usually about 40, but there may not be as many today since it is Memorial Day.” A good number still showed up, about 30. The theme was “everywhere fun fair where God’s world comes together” including Japan, Zimbabwe, United Kingdom, Australia and Mexico. Offerings collected at VBS will go to help the Oklahoma disaster relief. Info

West Valley Middle School students Derek Wenger and Stephen Carlevato recently visited the site of the Battle of Fort Sanders as part of a project for their school. Each student was required to visit a Civil War site. Photo submitted

WorkABILITY Academy The Disability Resource Center, 900 E. Hill Avenue Ste. 120, will host the WorkABILITY Academy 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Tuesday, June 25, through Tuesday, July 23. The program will emphasize work and/or college preparation skills and will encourage work experience and increased job opportunities after graduation. Anyone age 16-21 can participate. Orientation will be held for students and parents 3 p.m. Thursday, June 20. Info or to register: Katherine Moore, 637-3666 (TTY, 865-637-6796).

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Jalee King presents the American flag for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Percussion workshop High school students who play drums and other percussion instruments will have an opportunity to develop their skills this summer during the first UT Summer Percussion Institute (UTSPI). The weeklong workshop is Sunday, July 7, through Sunday, July 14, at the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville. Registration and tuition are required. Info: edu/utspi.

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Summer transfer window The summer transfer window for Knox County Schools will be available through 4 p.m. Friday, July 12. This opportunity applies to upcoming kindergarten students, students who are new to Knox County Schools, students who have had a change in family circumstances or change of address since Feb. 18 and students seeking a transfer to a “magnet” program where space is available. Info: www.

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Trent paints it red and black Prepares to leave Central High after four years By Sandra Clark “Grab your pad,” said Danny Trent. The man who is leaving as principal of Central High School tore out for a campus tour, this reporter jogging to keep pace. Like a politician, he worked the crowd. Spotting a maintenance staffer from the central office, he said, “Yes, those bathrooms are the same as the day they were fixed.” He referred to a refurbishing of the men’s and women’s rooms in the commons area, as elegant as any in town. The maintenance guy just grinned. “You’ve gotta have faith in (the students),” said Trent. “And keep the doors locked,” said the maintenance man.

*** Danny Trent will be the principal at Farragut Middle School this fall, replacing Heather Karnes who retired. He denies asking for the transfer, but says he’s looking forward to the challenge. Until Central, his background was in middle schools, and he was mentored by principals Jim Ivey, Bobby Gratz and Paul Williams. He says the four years at Central will make him a better middle school principal because he now understands what his students need to be successful in high school. “Changes are coming by the second (in education),” he said. All schools will implement the Common Core next year – another challenge for teachers. And another challenge for Trent will be his wardrobe. His closet is filled with red, black and white. He said his mom liked the change from Karns blue because the bolder colors “make your gray hair look good.” Now he needs new clothes in Admiral blue and gray.

*** Back to the tour. Wow! Things look different at Central High School. There’s an explosion of red and black. And no graffiti. The old nets that former principal Pat Mashburn had installed to combat roosting pigeons are gone, replaced by a wall and a banner in red and black that reads: “Dream, Believe, Achieve.” In the commons you’ll find those new restrooms with tile and wallpaper, new tables, a cyber café where kids can access a dozen computers while eating, a television dialed to ESPN and picnic tables outside. There’s new energy at Central and “you can feel it,” says Trent.

One of four new computer labs.

Danny Trent is moving to Farragut Middle School after four years at Central High. Photos by S. Clark

One of 24 student-drawn posters.

Scholarship boards like this one cover exterior walls at Central High School.

Posters and displays are a part. CHS staff have installed exterior signs with the names of scholarship winners. Up by the library, a poster proclaims students who earned all As in the most recent semester. There are students of the month and teachers of the month. “Paint is cheap,” says Trent. Hallways and the library boast 24 huge posters, hand-drawn by students copying artists from the old masters to Georgia O’Keeffe. And there are quotes and slogans everywhere, ranging from Walt Disney to Lil Wayne. “Yes, I know who he is,” says Trent. He asked both teachers and students to recommend quotes, and painted those suggested by teachers outside their classroom. Even classrooms are different at Central, especially in the vocational building out back. The old cosmetology lab has been converted to a health sciences room with hands-on training in CPR and patient care. Graduates get certificates and a head-start in college classes, Trent said. The old storage room is now a “home living” class for special needs

students who learn life skills including job skills at school. And a new culinary arts program to prepare students to work in the food industry will be launched this fall in what was the old woodshop classroom. “We’ve got 100 kids interested and the construction should be done by December,” he said. He patterned the program after a successful one at South-Doyle High School. Thanks to Title One funding, Trent has added four computer labs at Central. He says when testing goes online next year, Central is ready. There’s a professional development room where teachers can meet for planning. Outside, security fences have been installed at either side of the open building, and Trent says the entire campus will be fenced this summer. The building is being rekeyed for better security. The school office and guidance offices have been redone for better workflow. An assistant principal and counselor are now housed upstairs in the freshman wing so students can just drop in.


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So have these changes boosted academic outcomes? Trent says yes, but stresses that it’s all about timing. The standards were changed the year before he came to Central. Under the old standards, Central students were cruising with 60 to 70 percent proficiency. With the tougher standards, the percentages plummeted. In an apples-to-apples comparison over the past four years: ■ Graduation rate was 70 percent. Now it’s 87.5 percent. ■ Biology proficiency was 39 percent. Now it’s 72 percent. ■ Algebra I proficiency was 25 percent. Now it’s 57 percent. ■ ACT scores are up from 19 to 21.5. ■ Enrollment has grown from about 1,050 to 1,125. Trent uses sports terminology to explain his style. “I’m a recruiter. I hired teachers here that I’d want my own kids to have. … Sometimes you have good teams that don’t win,” he said, explaining his staff turnover. “Sometimes you can go stale.” He invited former principal Jon Miller back to the first graduation. “It was a healing point,” he said. When Trent was sent to Central he decided, “If I can love this school just half as much as Jon does, then I’ll be OK.” He encountered a frosty reception from a staff that strongly supported Miller. He just plunged in, attending every student event possible. “We set goals. I told (the faculty) I didn’t want to hear about schools out west or in Halls. We brought in instructional coaches (to help teachers). We kept working harder and started working a little smarter.” His after-hours efforts at Central robbed him of about 15 hours a week to spend with his own family, Trent estimates. “I’m fine with that and I didn’t ask for this transfer. I’m a team player, but it will be tough when I walk out this door for the last time.” Trent’s family includes wife Karen, a veteran kindergarten teacher at Farragut Primary School; and daughters Danyelle, a senior at UT; Lauren, a junior at Maryville College; and Maddie, a recent graduate of Hardin Valley Academy and now a freshman at UT. What’s he walking into? Trent says Farragut is a strong community with a good school. Heather Karnes has been his colleague for 20 years and he’s already walked the campus with her. Trent says he will always be grateful for the support he received from parents, staff and students at Central. “It’s been a good run. “We can measure scores and achievement, but we cannot measure the heart,” he says. “But now it’s time for a new venture.”

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Catchin’ up with Kyle By Anne Hart Kyle Testerman calls the four years of his first term in office as Knoxville’s mayor “the best years of my life,” and adds with emphasis, as if anyone would doubt him, “I really mean it. Those were great years – for me, for my family and for the city. “We had a lot of fun and we got a lot done for the good of this entire community for generations on down the road,” he says. Relaxed and reflective at age 78, Testerman looks back on the years 1972-75 with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, mixed with a fair degree of amazement at all that was accomplished in such a short time. Among highlights he points to are the passage of a liquor by the drink referendum, the appointment of the committee that brought the World’s Fair to the city in 1982, the creation of the Beck Cultural Center, and a trip to the White House to watch President Gerald Ford sign the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, which gave municipalities decisionmaking power over a number of previously federallycontrolled programs.

The first term Testerman doesn’t take all the credit for the successes of those four years. “I had a lot of good people working for me at City Hall that first term, I had a pretty good relationship with City Council and there was also good support in the community for what we were doing.” First elected to the office in 1971 at age 36, the brash, upstart young mayor had already served on City

Kyle Testerman in May at a family dinner

Kyle Testerman as mayor, circa 1974

Council, and was known for being outspoken and even outright defiant when he thought the situation called for it. On other occasions, his genteel Southern up-bringing would carry the day. He was skilled at knowing which tactic would best work to his advantage. Knoxville didn’t have liquor by the drink when Testerman took office. His predecessor, Leonard Rogers, had opposed the voter referendum required to bring it about, but Testerman felt strongly that the change was necessary to attract new business and bring needed dollars to city coffers. To make certain the vote went his way, the mayor sent police officers all over town to shut down the numerous small bars operating as “private clubs” where liquor was being served surreptitiously – and illegally. Testerman says that after that was done he didn’t think it was quite fair that the members of the three country clubs in town – Cherokee, Deane Hill and Holston Hills – could imbibe in those facilities,

but “working stiffs” had no place to get a drink. He leaned on his friends to shut down the bars at the country clubs, and the referendum passed by a margin of almost two to one. Skilled in financial matters, Testerman set about finding other ways to bring cash to the city. The potential for tourist dollars that a zoological park would bring came to mind. The joke around town at the time was that the Knoxville Zoo consisted of a couple of cows and a monkey or two. That wasn’t much of a stretch. Testerman hired Guy L. Smith III and told him to build a real zoo. Money was appropriated, land was purchased, plans were drawn, facilities were built for animals, and a few years later, Knoxville had a modern zoo that brought in tourists and their dollars. That expansion and growth has continued. Today the zoo is a world-class attraction expected to generate some $25 million in revenue this year. Testerman was also determined to stop any waste he could find in city government. When he heard that a lot of employees driving

Kyle Testerman: a short bio Kyle Testerman was born in Knoxville in 1935 and grew up in the Ft. Sanders area. He graduated from The McCallie School in Chattanooga and received undergraduate and law degrees from UT. A businessman and attorney, he was serving on City Council when elected mayor of Knoxville in 1971. Sworn into office in 1972, he served until 1976. He held the office a second time from 1984 to 1987. Testerman is retired and spends time at his homes in North Carolina and Knoxville. His children – Muffet Testerman Buckner, Ben Testerman and Janet Testerman – all live in Knoxville.

city vehicles weren’t putting in a full day’s work, he had city cars painted in what can best be termed “Easter egg colors,” – bright robin’s egg blue, neon yellow and other hues easy for the mayor to spot as he drove around town. After all, no automobile manufacturer was selling vehicles in such horrendous shades. The mayor can laugh about it now, recalling that he found more than a few of those cars parked at bars around town. But at the time he was dead serious. Imagine the shock when the mayor walked in to surprise the drivers and take away their car keys.

one day after hours, poked a finger in the mayor’s chest, and angrily told him, “Blood is going to run in the streets of Knoxville because of you.” Testerman says he poked the man right back and suggested he turn around and take a look at the two very large and heavily armed Knoxville police officers who had quietly arrived in the outer office. “I told him ‘you had better get out of town fast or it’s going to be your blood running in the streets.’” Testerman chuckles, recalling that he later heard the fellow called federal officials to ask for protection – and quickly left town. The garbage The garbage strike was adjudicated in court, and workers strike the city was forced to pay Testerman says his back wages and reinstate greatest challenge that first the workers, but Testerterm was a garbage work- man had made his point: ers’ strike in 1974. He re- he would do whatever it fused to negotiate, fired the took it took to protect what 300 striking workers, and he thought was in the best ordered his staff at city hall interests of the city, and no to join him in driving trucks one was going to shove him across the city to pick up around. garbage. The mayor set the example: at one point, he Moving toward worked 24 straight hours the 20th Century on a truck with no sleep. The next individual who Nearly 40 years later, Testerman now reveals that gave it a try was a manager during the strike a union at Cherokee Country Club organizer out of Memphis who tried to block entry to swaggered into his office an invited guest when Tes-

terman, a long time club member, hosted a Christmas party there for his City Hall staff. Bob Booker, local civil rights leader, former state legislator and well-respected historian, was the staffer. He was the mayor’s legislative liaison. At that time no black person had ever been admitted as a guest at the club. Testerman stood his ground and Booker made history. The mayor’s next challenge was, as he said at the time, “to bring Knoxville kicking and screaming into the 20th century.” West Town Mall had opened, suburban shopping centers were going up from one end of the county to the other, and downtown was suffering mightily. Stewart Evans of the Downtown Knoxville Association appealed to the mayor to take steps to try to save downtown merchants. That was when Testerman named the committee to explore the possibility of bringing a World’s Fair to Knoxville. He appointed 19 members to the group and named as chair another brash young man – banker Jake Butcher. Testerman served another term as mayor from 1984 to 1987. In a strange twist of fate, his major challenge then was untangling the financial mess and looming city debt left after the World’s Fair closed and the Butcher banking empire collapsed. When asked about highlights of that second term, which included the merger of city and county schools, he says only, “It wasn’t nearly as much fun.” (Note: Writer Anne Hart covered Testerman’s first term as a reporter for the Knoxville News Sentinel. She later worked on his staff.)



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Estimated FY 2013

Proposed FY 2014

$4,233,718 $2,335,263 $1,751,935 $0

$4,360,466 $2,354,482 $1,644,258 $11,305

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$3,373,746 $1,836,112 $1,770,000

$3,673,333 $2,168,707 $3,857,868

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$6,427,474 $7,768,532

$7,768,532 $6,439,135

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$371,281 $554,114

$554,114 $511,614

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$383,718 $515,118

$515,118 $558,418

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Dan Crawford and his wife, Leah, attended the recent unveiling of the Veterens’ Gallery of Honor at Elmcroft West in honor of Crawford’s dad, National Guard and Army veteran Charles Crawford (center). Each Elmcroft West resident who is a veteran of military service has had their portrait, years of service, military branch and the location where they were stationed printed on a canvas in the hall of the facility. Crawford will be 93 in July. Photos by S. Barrett

Vietnam veteran Ed Langston volunteered to play the piano following the unveiling of Elmcroft West’s Gallery of Honor. “There are too many vets that are unknown,” said Langston. “Any honors are good.” Langston said he came back from war to an angry America where people were upset with those who served. “Times have changed,” he said. “I remember having bricks thrown at me back then.”

Elmcroft resident and Navy veteran Alvin Williams visited with his son, Vietnam veteran Alvin “Willie” Williams Jr., and his sister, Linda Scimonelli, after the unveiling of the facility’s Gallery of Honor.

Elmcroft unveils Gallery of Honor

Elmcroft West Healthy Lifestyles director Lindsay Wolburg created each memorial by hand for the Gallery of Honor after collecting photos from residents and their families. Each veteran was given a pair of scissors to help cut the ribbon to officially open the display. Afterward, each was given a piece of the ribbon. Elmcroft West resident Linda Clarke stands with the memorial that honors her service as an officer in the Navy.

Carol Dalby attended the unveiling of the Gallery of Honor with her dad, Elmcroft resident and U.S. Navy veteran Jack Friedline. Friedline’s dog, Dakota, also attended.

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Networking with U.S. Cellular U.S. Cellular has Knoxville roots, and the Turkey Creek store celebrated those roots with a Farragut West Knox Chamber networking morning on May 30. The parking lot was full, and a large crowd enjoyed the bagels, fruit and juice offered for the 8 a.m. chamber event. Chamber executive assistant Julie Predny stood in for CEO Bettye Sisco, who was not able to attend due to illness. Melanie Lawson, sales manager for the Turkey Creek store, told the group that Knoxville was U.S. Cellularâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first market in 1983. The Turkey Creek store has been open since 2004. Lawson also promoted the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s small business package and told the group of the corporationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to the community and to education. The Calling All Communities program has

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awarded $950,000 to Tennessee schools since the program began. Also on hand for the event was Sarah Foster with Samsung, promoting the Galaxy S4 phone, Galaxy Note II phone and tablet combination and the Note 10.1 tablet. The next Chamber networking event is at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at FSG Bank with McAlisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deli. â&#x2013; Diane Wilkes has joined Foothills Bank and Trust as a vice president. She will work from both the Farragut office and the bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main office in Maryville.

Melanie Lawson, sales manager for U.S. Cellular, and Julie Predny welcome early morning guests to the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce networking event at the cellular companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Turkey Creek store. Photos by Sherri Gardner Howell Wilkes has more than 35 years of banking experience, recently serving for more than 25 years as the vice president of private client financial services at First Tennessee Bank. At Foothills Bank and Trust, she will develop and service all aspects of a customer-focused banking relationship. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joining this team is such an exciting opportunity,â&#x20AC;? said Wilkes, in a press release.

live attitude on social issues. So hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s his dilemma: You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get to a general election without winning a primary, and Eddie Mannis is unlikely to win a GOP primary. Temperamentally, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best suited for administration, ruling out two of the Sandra three jobs that are non-parClark tisan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; school board and city council. That leaves running for mayor and he says he will not oppose Rogero if (when) Mannis runs when most she seeks a second term. Can Mannis hold on unwalk. He multi-tasks incessantly and seems to thrive on til 2019? Even then he could problem-solving. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Re- face Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis publican with a live-and-let- or rising stars now on the

A place for Eddie As Eddie Mannis leaves government after a brief stint as deputy to K nox v ille Mayor Madeline Rogero and the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief operating officer, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to Eddie Mannis wonder if we ever will see him again in public service.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are numerous options when it comes to choosing a financial institution, but the fact that I am able to offer a very personal, relationship-focused approach with great flexibility to my clients is vital.â&#x20AC;? Catching up at the chamber networking morning are Don Foothills Bank and Trust Ball with BMC and Marlene Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hanlon with Knoxville ExecuFarragut office is located tive Suites. at 11216 Kingston Pike. The institutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s directors reside in Blount or Knox D. Evans, Joseph Hamdi, ton, David E. Pesterfield, counties and include: Lee Mark W. Loudermilk, Den- Dr. Jane Qualls and E. TerChambers Jr., Dr. Samuel nis J. Mayes, Herb J. New- ry Webb. city council. Mannis comes from a blue-collar background, growing up in Inskip and working in his dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restaurant. He was the keynote speaker last Monday at Honor Fountain City Day. He learned business from his father and by working for the Stormer family at Fountain City Florist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Making customers happy was thrilling for me. I absolutely enjoyed delivering a product that people appreciated or even raved about. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve tried to do that with Prestige Cleaners, where we

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Knoxville and Nashville. Small businesses contribute mightily to the economy, he said. Nationally, 28 million small businesses (those with 500 or fewer employees) employ 57 percent of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s private workforce and pay 44 percent of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s payroll. Mannis has returned to Prestige Cleaners, which is poised to make a major acquisition, he said. His advice to small business owners: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Work hard, provide excellent customer service, take care of your employees, always be ethical and make a difference in the community.â&#x20AC;? Most know of Mannisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work to bring HonorAir to Knoxville. He also sponsors Project Classroom, which has donated $90,000 to schools locally. So long, Eddie. Keep up the good work. I wish we could find a place for you in government. Knoxville and Knox County would be better for it.

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Pizza, partners and the Maddio girls FHS alums open new restaurant By Sherri Gardner Howell The promise of a free dinner, the chance at free pizza for a year, door prizes and all the excitement of a grand opening were all in play on May 24 when Tennessee’s first Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint opened in Northshore Town Center. But one of the biggest thrills was getting to meet the soon-to-be famous Maddio girls! Four partners – all Farragut High School and University of Tennessee graduates – have joined to open the first franchise for Maddio’s in the state. Bryan Begbie, Ryan Griffith, Glen Lax and Lane Griffith did considerable promotion prior to their opening in the press and on Facebook, featuring three little girls they dubbed the Maddio Girls. Everyone was wondering – just who were the Maddio Girls? “They are my nieces, Lane’s daughters,” said Begbie, with a laugh. “The Maddio girls are Reagan, Brooklyn and Landry Griffith.” All the promotions must have worked, as customers were lined up along the sidewalk at Northshore Town Center for the grand opening. Everyone in line when the doors opened was entered to win a coupon for free pizza for a year. “The coupons are good for 52 pizzas,” said Begbie, “and we don’t put any restrictions on how and when they are used. One winner

was a 4-year-old who has a family of eight. They use several coupons when they come it and have a free meal for the family.” Other winners may want to use several for a pizza party at school or for friends, said Begbie. “They have 52 pizzas and a year to use them.” Begbie said he knew what was special about Uncle Maddio’s pizzas, but has still learned a lot in these first weeks. “What sets us apart is that we specialize. We build your pizza right in front of you to your specifications. You are watching us, and, if you want a little more cheese, just say so. “We make the dough upfront, cook the meats right there. “And our pizzas have a six minute cook time, thanks to our high temperature conveyer-belt oven.” Begbie describes the Maddio crust as “Neapolitan, New York style – medium crispy and puffy around the edges.” They offer regular, gluten-free and whole wheat crusts, six sauces, seven cheeses, 27 vegetables and 15 meats. Sizes for the pizzas are kids’ size, adult individual, medium and extra large. The gluten-free crust has really been a surprise in its popularity, said Begbie. “It has already been a great seller and created some very loyal customers who have been back several times. I have had to quadruple our order for ingredients to make the gluten-free crust since we opened.”

Enjoying the excitement of Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint’s grand opening is partner and chef Bryan Begbie.

The pizza joint also has salads, paninis and sandwiches. “Try the chicken salad,” suggested Begbie. Community involvement is important and has already begun, said Begbie. On June 1, the restaurant donated 50 percent of the day’s profits to the Northshore Elementary School playground campaign. Uncle Maddio’s is located at 2052 Town Center Boulevard in the new Northshore Town Center at the intersection of Northshore Drive and Pellissippi Parkway. Four partners, all Farragut High School and University of Tennessee graduates, have combined Info: 692-2426 or norththeir talents to open the first Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint in Tennessee at Northshore Town ter. From left are Bryan Begbie, Ryan Griffith, Glen Lax and Lane Griffith.

Medical director named Provision Center for Proton Therapy has named Marcio Fagundes, M.D., as medical director. A board-certified radiation oncologist, he comes to Knoxville from the ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City where he has practiced proton therapy and conducted significant research. He will start Fagundes his new role on July 15. “The addition of Dr. Fagundes as medical director is an important step in building our team of proton therapy experts,” said Mary Lou DuBois, president of Provision Center for Proton Therapy. Dr. Fagundes will be joining Provision Medical Group, led by Allen

Meek, M.D., radiation oncologist. “One of the most rewarding aspects of being a proton therapy radiation oncologist is seeing patients who have been able to resume normal, active lives as cancer survivors. The opportunity to relocate to Knoxville and to provide proton therapy to this area is a privilege,” said Dr. Fagundes. The Provision Center for Proton Therapy will begin treating patients in early 2014. The Provision Center for Proton Therapy is part of Provision Health Alliance’s comprehensive outpatient cancer treatment campus located just off Middlebrook Pike at Dowell Springs. Dr. Fagundes will be the featured speaker at the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on July 23 at Fox Den Country Club.

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LIBRARY CALENDAR One special event is planned for this week at the Farragut Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road, in addition to the weekly Storytime programs, which are held Mondays through Fridays, with a different age group each day. For more info, call 865-777-1750. â&#x2013; Wednesday, June 5, 1:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Paper Bag Puppets â&#x20AC;&#x201C; make a paper-bag critter puppet.

THROUGH FRIDAY, JUNE 14 Movers & Shakers sign-ups Registration for the Farragut Movers & Shakers Club is open through 5 p.m. Friday, June 14, at www. and at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Regular Town Hall hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Students in rising grades kindergarten through 12th grade can sign up for the eighth annual summer exercise program, which began May 13 and runs through Friday, Aug. 2. Movers & Shakers Club participants can walk, run, rollerblade, roller skate, ice skate, bicycle and swim laps to reach exercise goals and receive awards based on the total amount of time spent doing physical activities. Students who complete 60 hours of activity can attend a free iceskating party at Cool Sports on Monday, Aug. 12. This year, fun â&#x20AC;&#x153;Field Daysâ&#x20AC;? will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 24, and Monday, July 15, at Anchor Park. Students will play games and enjoy healthy snacks while earning program hours. Cost is $5 per day. For more info, contact Lauren Cox, 865-966-7057 or

THROUGH THURSDAY, JUNE 20 Parade registration Only about 20 spots remain for the Town of Farragutâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 26th annual Independence Day Parade. The registration form is available at (click Online Form Center from the homepage) and at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The parade is set for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4. Deadline for registration is Thursday, June 20, until the Town receives 95 entries or until the lineup area is full, whichever comes first. Businesses, community organizations, musical groups and bands are encouraged to participate. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grand Marshal is the Farragut Folklife Museum, which is sponsoring a float to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Campbell Station in November. To get on the parade mailing list, receive a registration form by mail or fax, or confirm your registration form has been received, contact Arleen Higginbotham, 865-9667057 or

THROUGH FRIDAY, JUNE 28 Artist of the month The Town of Farragut Arts Council has selected Knoxville artist Nancy Lloyd-Hooker as the featured artist for May and June. Her work is on display 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through Friday, June 28, on the second floor of the rotunda in the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Ohio native Lloyd-Hooker paints landscapes and still lifes in oil and is also a jewelry artist. She signs her work â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cherokeeâ&#x20AC;? to honor her grandmother, a Cherokee Indian whom she credits for her love of nature. For more info or for an artist of the month application, contact Lauren Cox, or 865-966-7057, or visit

WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS, THROUGH JULY 25 ZumbAtomic classes ZumbAtomic â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Zumba for kids â&#x20AC;&#x201C; classes will be

offered throughout the summer in the Community Room at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, as part of the Farragut Movers and Shakers Club and the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s participation in the Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Move! initiative. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the classes. Gina Guider is the instructor. Cost is $3 per class, and cash is accepted on a per-class basis. Classes will be held 10:15-11 a.m. Monday, June 3, Thursday, June 6, Monday, June 10, Thursday, June 13, Saturday, June 22, and Saturday, June 29; 6:15-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26; and 10:15-11 a.m. Monday, July 1 and 8, Thursday, July 11, Monday, July 22 and Thursday, July 25. For more info, contact Lauren Cox, lauren.cox@ or 865-966-7057.

TUESDAY-SATURDAY, JUNE 4-29 Youth track program The Knoxville Youth Athletics summer track and field program for ages 5-18 will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 25 schools in Anderson, Blount, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, McMinn, Putnam and Sevier counties on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 4 through June 27. The program will include track meets on consecutive Saturdays, June 8-29. The focus is on the fundamentals of track and field. For more info or to register, call 865385-6237 or visit http://

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 Youth fishing rodeo

MONDAY, JUNE 3 Job Resources Group The Job Resources Group will meet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 3, at Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive. The group provides assistance in preparing for interviews, revising resumes and finding employment.

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The 29th annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo will be held Saturday, June 8, at Anchor Park, 11730 Turkey Creek Road. Youth ages 13 and under participate in a morning of fishing and competing for prizes. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m., with fishing from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The Town of Farragut will provide the bait, and a limited number of fishing poles will be available first come, first served for use during the event. Participants are encouraged to bring their own poles. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. The fishing rodeo will be held rain or shine. In case of severe inclement weather, call 865-966-2420 for the status of the event. For more info, contact Lauren Cox, 865-966-7057 or

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Discovering the Civil War,â&#x20AC;? a new exhibit timed to honor the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Campbell Station, opens June 3 at the Farragut Folklife Museum in the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The exhibit features a variety of items related to the battle, which was fought Nov. 16, 1863, on the land surrounding the town hall, as well as an encampment scene on the vignette in the Doris Woods Owens Gallery. Featured items, many from personal collections of community members, include guns, newspapers and letters, and a stump containing a bullet from the battle. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.

The 22nd Annual KARM Golf Classic will have an 8 a.m. shotgun start at Avalon Golf & Country Club, 1299 Oak Chase Blvd., Lenoir City. Awards will be presented at 12:30 p.m., followed by lunch. Instead of a registration fee, each golfer is asked to be a KARM ambassador, sharing the KARM story to encourage friends and family to support them as a player (and KARM as their ministry of choice). For more info, visit



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The Caregiver Support Group will meet 10 a.m.noon Tuesday, June 4, in Room 293 at Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive. Amelia Crotwell, certified elder law attorney with Elder Law of East Tennessee, will be the guest speaker. The support group, which is affiliated with Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tennessee Inc., meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Anyone in the community who gives care to an elderly individual is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. For more info, call 865-675-2835.

David Brunell, professor of piano at the University of Tennessee, will lead a revised technique and artistry workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at American Piano Gallery, 11651 Parkside Drive. The seminar is appropriate for teachers and advanced and intermediate piano students. The first part will cover the Foster technique and its application as well as additional points regarding poetic, musical playing and how to keep technique and musicality in balance. The second part will be a master class with the opportunity to perform and/or try out Foster technique principles. Brunell also will present a talk titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two Roads Diverged in a Wood: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A Little Night Musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A Little Morning Theoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Should We Take the One Less Traveled By?â&#x20AC;? The workshop fee is $25 for five hours. There will be a lunch break. For info, contact Brunell at or 865974-7530.

TUESDAY & SATURDAY, JUNE 4 & 8 Farmers market The Dixie Lee Farmers Market will be open 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek (across from the theater). It will be open 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 8, at Renaissance Farragut.

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Pilates class A four-week Pilates class will be offered 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning June 4, at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Registration and payment deadline was Thursday, May 30. Pilates is a mind-body exercise that works the whole body. The focus is on correct use of core muscles, spinal alignment and proper breathing. Pilates helps to reduce injury, recover from injury and promote muscular balance. This class has some yoga poses mixed in to enhance flexibility, strength and breathing. Simon Bradbury is the instructor. Cost is $40. Cash, check and credit-card payments are accepted at the Town Hall or over the phone, 865-9667057.

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The 4th Annual Channon and Chris Memorial Ride, in memory of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom, will start at 1 p.m., with registration 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Quaker Steak & Lube, 5616 Merchants Center Blvd. The ride will go through Knox, Anderson and Blount Counties, ending at The Shed at Smoky Mountain HarleyDavidson in Maryville. Shepherds RC and Hugh & Mary Newsom will be the grand marshals. Registration is $25 per person, $10 per passenger. The cost includes a T-shirt (while supplies last), food and drink specials at Quaker Steak, and a barbecue meal at The Shed. The John Titlow Band will perform during registration. For more info, call Erin, 865-599-6418. Proceeds go to the Christian and Newsom families.

Seasons CafĂŠ offers innovative American cuisine Chef Andrew Scruggs and assistant general manager Noah Allen (pictured), along with the whole staff at Seasons CafĂŠ, offer delicious cuisine with moderate Photo by Ruth White pricing and high quality preparation and presentation. Menu items include ravioli, duck, lamb, New York strip, tenderloin, sandwiches, burgers, salads and more. Executive chef Deron Little, C.E.C. is chef/owner/operator and recently received first-place honors in the dessert category and thirdplace honors in the entrĂŠe category for Top Chef Knoxville. Stop by and enjoy Littleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winning entry on the dessert menu this summer. Seasons also offers catering services. They are open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Sunday brunch. Seasons CafĂŠ is located at 5018 Kingston Pike in Colony Place. Info: 766-5331.

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Members of the Grace High School Scholars Bowl team are: Emily Randles, Christopher Koger, Nathan Silver, Caleb Conner and Mitchell Stooksbury.

Members of the Grace Middle School Scholars Bowl team are: Wes Anderson, Dawson Bristow, Timmy Thacker, Katelyn Lewis, Sara Houff, Sean O’Connor, Tessa Conway and Dexter Reasons.

Grace students tops in academic competitions By Shannon Morris

The Grace Christian Academy Middle School and High School Scholars Bowl squads pulled off a recent sweep in local tournaments. The middle school squad consisted of Wes Anderson, Dawson Bristow, Timmy Thacker, Katelyn Lewis (tournament MVP), Sara Houff, Sean O’Connor, Tessa

Conway and Dexter Reasons. They won the Christian School Scholars Bowl Tournament by going 6-0 versus the competition. The high school team, including Emily Randles, Christopher Koger, Nathan Silver (tournament MVP), Caleb Conner and Mitchell Stooksbury, avenged last year’s defeat by Knoxville Catholic in the championship round,

bringing home another first place trophy. Five Grace 7th grade students participated in the Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program). Eric Beecham, Diego Carrasco, Grace Dotson, Wyatt Edwards and Dexter ReaCarrasco Dotson Edwards Reasons sons took the ACT exam Beecham through the program, and Eric, Diego, Grace and will be acknowledged at Dexter was the first and will have the opportuDexter all qualified for a special recognition cer- Grace student ever to re- nity to attend a special cerceive Grand Recognition emony at Duke University. State Recognition. They emony in Nashville.

Three from Grace qualify for National Merit By Shannon Morris Three Grace Christian Academy juniors, Matt Holland, Jeremiah Roberts and Nathan Silver, are among the highest-scoring participants in this year’s SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, and have officially qualified for the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. In September, these students will learn whether they have been selected as Commended Students or as semi-finalists. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation exists to recognize and honor academically talented students from across

those students will achieve Commended Student status. The remaining one-third will be classified as semi-finalists, and are the highest scorHolland Roberts Silver ing students the United States. This is done from all of the applicants. Of this through a rigorous series of group, a small percentage will tests in a competitive format, be notified that they have been with those who perform at the named finalists, based upon highest levels receiving acco- their test scores and other skills lades, as well as financial schol- and achievements. Scholarships arship opportunities. will be awarded among that After the testing, two-thirds of group of finalists.

Grace Christian Academy’s new athletic director Mike Doig (right) with his family, Wendy Doig, Kaylee Doig and Cody Doig. Photo submitted

New faces at Grace By Shannon Morris

AR library party! Arwen Hopko, Audrianna Williams, librarian Alysia Haluska, Emma Brock, Mackenzie Watson and Savannah Vicars enjoy the Accelerated Reader party in the library to celebrate the elementary and middle school students who earned high points in the AR program this year. Students selected books to read and took short comprehension tests online. Abigail Kelley (not pictured) was the top AR reader this year with 200 points. Photo submitted

Grace Christian Academy is pleased to announce that Mike Doig has accepted the position of Director of Athletics. Mike comes to us from St. Catharine College in Springfield, Ky., where he served for five years as their Director of Athletics. Prior to serving at St. Catharine, Mike held similar positions at three other Christian schools in Florida and Kentucky. From 2000 to 2002, Mike was an assistant basketball coach at Liberty University

in Lynchburg, Va. Doig will also direct and coach the middle school basketball program at Grace. We are excited to have his high school and collegiate coaching experience as an integral part of enriching this feeder program. Doig’s wife, Wendy, will become the high school varsity volleyball coach at Grace. Wendy has more than 15 years of high school and club volleyball coaching experience. Mike and Wendy have two children, Kaylee and Cody.

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TAVR procedure saves vacation for woman vexed by valve trouble Many heart murmurs are harmless, but sometimes an unusual sound signals a more serious problem. Jean Spach had been faithful about going to her cardiologist, Dr. Mukesh Sharma, for a checkup every year. “I had a routine echocardiogram every year because I knew I had a heart murmur,” she said. But in February 2012, the doctor grew concerned. “This time when he did the test, Dr. Sharma said it was severe,” said Spach. “Well I almost fell out of the chair! I said, ‘What are you talking about?’ I had no symptoms.” Spach had developed aortic valve stenosis, a narrowing of the valve from the buildup of calcium on the valve’s flaps. This requires the heart to work harder to pump blood. Aortic valve stenosis most often occurs in people over 80. It tends to get worse over time and can lead to heart failure. Many patients with aortic valve stenosis must have open-heart surgery to replace the valve, which involves cutting open the chest and months of recovery time. “I told them, no, I was looking forward to a trip to Paris in April with my daughter! I didn’t want to interrupt that trip,” said Spach. Spach did postpone the trip, however, and her doctor referred her to Parkwest Medical Center for a minimally-invasive procedure to replace the aortic valve, without cutting open the chest. The procedure is called TAVR,

or transcatheter aortic valve replacement. So far, TAVR is only approved for people who would not tolerate traditional open-heart surgery and who meet a strict set of criteria. On June 25, 2012, Spach became only the fifth person in East Tennessee to undergo TAVR, performed Dr. Chadwick W. Stouffer of the East Tennessee

Cagle named administrative director of nursing Lynn Cagle BSN has been promoted to administrative director of nursing at Parkwest where she will direct day-today nursing operations and oversee the directors of clinical services. Cagle will also have primary responsibility across the continuum for compliance with regulatory agencies including The Joint Commission as well as serving as a liaison for the Schools of Nursing and their Advisory Boards. “Lynn has demonstrated loyalty and a commitment to clinical excellence and service excellence during her employment,” said senior vice president Janice McKinley. “She has embraced change and has led initiatives such as the development and implementation of hourly patient rounding for Parkwest and was instrumental in helping her nursing unit win a National Gold Achievement Award from Professional Research Consultants.” McKinley said Cagle will also lead professional development and coaching for department

controlling the flow of blood through the heart. After the procedure, Spach spent only three nights at Parkwest Medical Center. “The care at Parkwest could not have been better,” she said. “I woke up in intensive care, and there was this beautiful young nurse at the foot of my bed with a table and a laptop, and she never moved, she was right there. She was lovely, everyone was lovely to me.” And what about that trip to France? Spach and her daughter, Evelyn Tolin, of Morro Bay, Calif., rescheduled their adventure and left on April 1, 2013. They spent two weeks exploring Paris, Versailles and Normandy. Spach said she was especially moved by the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. “What an emotional experience that was for me,” said Spach, who was in high school during World War II. Jean Spach of Oak Ridge, 84, had her aortic valve replaced with “It was such a huge part of our lives and shaped everything we did.” a minimally invasive technique at Parkwest Medical Center. And today Spach said she is grateful to have done the TAVR procedure and have a healthy The TAVR procedure enabled Spach to go on a twoheart again. week tour of France that included a meaningful visit to “I’m feeling well and have felt the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. well since last June,” she said. “I am very grateful to anybody who had anything to do with it. “I am so glad I did not spend Cardiovascular Surgery Group. the groin and up to the heart. “Dr. Stouffer said I was in the A prosthetic valve is then last summer recovering from first group of about six patients, and threaded through the catheter. It open heart surgery,” she said. “I we all did well,” said Spach. “It’s the is a tiny steel mesh cylinder, with just say ‘Thank you, thank you.’ most marvelous thing in the world, it specially treated cow tissue for From the time I walked through really is. It’s an enormous operation the valve’s flaps. This new valve the front door at Parkwest till I for the doctor but it’s nothing for the is expanded within the diseased came home, it was a wonderful valve, propping it open and taking experience.” patient. It’s amazing.” For more information, Instead of cutting open the chest, over its function. TAVR involves inserting a slender The flaps on the device begin call 373-PARK (7275) or visit catheter into the femoral artery at opening and closing immediately,

Parkwest earns an ‘A’ in patient safety

Lynn Cagle BSN leaders, working with the Senior Leadership Team and staff to promote higher quality patient care. Cagle has two decades of progressively responsible nursing experience, with the majority of those years at Parkwest. She has served Parkwest as Director of Medicine since 2008. Prior to that, Cagle was Nurse Manager on the Parkwest Cardiac Observation Unit from 2000-2008, also having served as a staff RN on the Critical Care Unit from 1998-2000.

Parkwest was one of 780 hospitals to receive an “A” score. Of the 2,514 general hospitals issued a Hospital Safety Score, 780 earned an “A,” 638 earned a “B,” 932 earned a “C,” 148 earned a “D” and 16 earned an “F.”

Parkwest Medical Center was recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peerreviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety (April 2013), Hospital Safety Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families. Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s eight-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors. To see Parkwest’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.

Parkwest Medical Center remains on the forefront of diagnosing and treating disease with the most advanced technology available…those who entrust their healthcare to us demand nothing less. But technology alone isn’t enough to bring healing and comfort to patients and families. True healthcare begins with something less expensive, non-invasive and pain free. It’s called listening.

At Parkwest…listening is state-of-the-art.


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Checking out the African penguins Photo by Emily Schoen

The author with her new friend, Beethoven Photos submitted

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Carol’s Critter Corner You can go swimming with beluga whales. I did, last August, at The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. “Swimming” may be a bit of a stretch. Participants actually stand waist-deep in chilly water on a ledge at the edge of the gigantic beluga tank. The whales come to you. And you’ll never forget

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TRAILER 4 Horse tress & Boxspring, 2 Gooseneck, brand WW, 865-384-5643 mo. old, incl's new tires, must see. comfy foam pillows $3,500 obo. 931-863still in wrap, and Trucking Opportunities 106 4336; 931-544-3320 mattress cover. Paid $2199 new, DRIVERS: Earn up Free Pets 145 asking $900. 748-4842 to $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! 888-691-4472. ADOPT! Hiring Solo &Team Arts Crafts 215 Drivers. CDL-A Looking for an addiReq'd. Exceptional tion to the family? The China Painter, Pay & Benefits Visit Young-Williams For boxes of porcelain Package. Excellent Animal Center, the & other items used Home TIme. Famofficial shelter for in china painting. ily Driven EnviKnoxville & Call 865-983-1076. ronment. Ask Your Knox County. Recruiter About Call 215-6599 Our 2k Referral Sporting Goods 223 Bonus! or visit www. PING GOLF CLUBS ^ & bag $400 firm (orig. $1,000). King Cobra II Comm. Prop. - Rent 66 Business For Sale 131 clubs $150, golf rack, various other clubs & CA$H for your House! access. 865-573-1204 Cash Offer in 24 Hours TANNING SALON for sale. Estab. 13 years 865-365-8888 same ownership. Great Boats Motors 232 location on Kingston Pike. 15 bed total + spray tan. $75K. FREE KITTIES. 4 14 FT. ALUMINUM Apts - Unfurnished 71 Call/text 865-384-8097 kittens, 6 weeks old. BOAT, 9.5 Evinrude motor. $600. Phone 2 orange, 2 tabby. 865-659-4315 Healthy, wormed. 1BR, 1BA NORTH Dogs 141 456-3114 All appls., exc. cond. 2000 Regal 1900 LSR ski $450/mo. No pets. boat, new mtr & starter, 865-604-8726, 922-9658. Cairn Terrier "Toto" kept out of water, pups, M&F, 7 wks, Farmer’s Market 150 $7,900. 865-919-3673 KENSINGTON CKC, shots, $450. ***Web ID# 255817*** FOREST APTS. 1000 GALLON FUEL Call/txt 865-919-8167 404 Tammy Dr. TANK & Elec. ***Web ID# 254712*** GIBSON Houseboat Powell, 938-4200 PUMP. $800/b.o. 1986, 50', low hrs., BELLE MEADE APTS. COCKER SPANIEL Phone 865-250-1480 really nice, 423-7157209 Old Clinton Pk. pups, AKC, ch. lines. 5258, 423-476-8260 9N FORD TRACTOR, Knoxville, 938-4500 $300 ea. 1 yr. health Yard Box, Carryall, CREEK WOOD APTS. guarantee 865-322-2618 Boom Pole, Weights 612 4th St., Lake City, ***Web ID# 254833*** Runs good $2800 obo TN, 426-7005 865-934-9351, 577-0733 DOBERMAN PUPS Call to receive info. AKC, 1st S&W, dew about being placed on claws & tails done, AG 3 pt. hitch, 200 a waiting list. gallon, new boomred $400, blk & tan This institution is an sprayer, $2000/bo. $300. 423-869-3477 equal opportunity 865-250-1480 provider & employer. GERMAN SHEPHERD HAY IN FIELD, PUPS, AKC, white, $500. 4 square bales $3. 6 3 F. 6 wks. Parents Apts - Furnished 72 M, mi. North of Lenoir on site. 423-775-9697 City. 865-986-9714 or ***Web ID# 255105*** PONTOON BOAT, 865-438-7172 WALBROOK STUDIOS fixer upper, trailer, Rottie Pups German Hay & Straw, small sq. 25 1-3 60 7 no motor, $2200. 865$140 weekly. Discount Ch. bldlnes, stud avail. 523-0582 bales in 21 bale pkgs. avail. Util, TV, Ph, www.tennrottweilers. $3.25 per bale. Deliv. PONTOON PARTY com. 404-433-7371. Stv, Refrig, Basic avail. 865-680-1173 Cable. No Lse. Barge 24 ft, 50 HP ***Web ID# 254986*** John Deere 50 Series Mercury, Tracker trlr $6000. 865-258-8985 Tractor, 3 point hitch, Sales 120 Sales 120 elec. start, $3000/b.o. STRATOS 176XT 2008, Runs. 865-250-1480 50 H.P. Yamaha, GPS, Fish Finder, Motor, etc. Machinery-Equip. 193 Trolling $9,500. 423-489-6303 BOBCAT ATTACH., ***Web ID# 256143*** 72" BRUSHCAT SUNESTA 243 2003, BUSHHOG new, less than 100 hrs. $5500 b.o. 865-250-1480 vacuum head, stereo, Jewelry sales associate needed in swim platform, Bucket Forks & Turkey Creek area. 20-30 hrs/wk. $19,000. 865-657-3059. sweeper for Caterpillar IT Machine. Store hrs: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm THUNDERCRAFT Phone 865-250-1480 SKI BOAT 1983, Lots Candidate must be a team player, detail of extras. $2850 obo. 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Douglas Lake main channel, on water w/ mtn. view. Open Range RV, deck, metal canopy covers both, 3 flat screen TVs, outside kit., sleeps 6-8, used very little, mint cond. In campground w/ seasonal fees. Hwy 139 beside Lakeview Grill. $34,900. Call for appt. private showing 865-335-5727 ***Web ID# 255082***

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HONDA VALYKRIE 1999, 1500, 2000 mi, bought new, $6000 /bo. 865-250-1480

Dodge Laramie pkg 2006 Mega Cab, 4x4, 5.7 Hemi, AT, 83K mi, cosmetic dmg left side. Bought new $12,000 obo HONDA VTX1300R w/most parts to fix. 8652006, loaded, 7200 mi, 250-1480 garaged, Exc cond. Red $5900. 865-300-6228 FORD F350 2007 Super Duty, Crew Cab, ***Web ID# 251218*** diesel, 1 ownr, $16,000 KAWASAKI 2009 OBO. 931-863-4336; Eliminator, 125cc, 931-544-3320 2800 miles. $1200. Phone 865-455-0688 JEEP CJ5 1977, 304 V8, Many extras, runs Kymco 2011 300 scooter, and drives great, 2500 mi, top box, $4,000. 865-806-1189 DUTCHMAN 195 QB like new, sell $3500, Aerolite 2011, all opt. pd $5500. 423-404-4523 New cond. Reduced

will have much to see and do. They (and maybe you?) can even crawl right into the middle of a penguin habitat and pop their heads up to see what’s going on! And don’t miss “Dolphin Tales,” a live show that will take your breath away. For those who want a more intensive experience, there is a rich variety of interactive programs (ticketed and purchased in advance) for all ages and abilities, including “Beluga and Friends.” Trained scuba divers can access the Ocean Voyage exhibit, home of the whale sharks, earth’s biggest fish. It takes a big tank to hold them; in fact, it’s the largest indoor exhibit of fish in the world, holding 6.3 million gallons. The whale sharks are so big (up to 35 feet long) that your jaw will hit the floor the first time you see one, yet they’re gentle plant eaters with a gullet the size of a dime! If you’re looking for a vacation option a little closer to home this year, you can’t beat The Georgia Aquarium. For more information or to purchase tickets for the Aquarium or any of its interactive programs, visit www.

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Mercedes Benz 2005 HAROLD'S GUTTER E320, 34k mi, silver & SERVICE. Will clean gray, new tires, 1 owner, front & back $20 & up. $20,000/bo. 865-250-1480 Quality work, guaranteed. Call 288-0556. MERCEDES BENZ SL500 2000 RED convertible with Handyman 335 hard top & soft top. Like new tires & alloy CARPENTRY, wheels. $100k new, PLUMBING, now $14,900. Lenoir painting, siding. City 865-567-6637; Free est, 30+ yrs exp! 865-806-0398 Call 607-2227.

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TRACTOR WORK, Antiques Classics 260 NISSAN ALTIMA bush hog, grading & 2010, 4 dr., 44K mi., tilling. $50 job cruiser, 652cc, 1750 mi, extended warranty. minimum. 235-6004 all extras. Exc. cond. 1928 MODEL A Ford NEWMAR $14,000. 865-982-0875 Coupe, excellent $3695. 865-742-5286 Mountain Aire 2001 cond., $15,500. 423- PORSCHE BOXSTER FW, 37' wide body, Pressure Washing 350 351-3100 YAMAHA VINO 2001, Metallic Green 3 slides, all options, 125CC 2007 always garaged, luxury unit, great CORVETTE 1977, low miles, blue, 46,000 mi., looks cond. Selling due to Classic, good cond., $2150. 615-330-1375. brand new, $15,500. health, $24,900 obo. black, t-top, last 865-567-5872 Also RV Lot, Sundown year for rear flat Resort Townsend, window, V8 cyl. Auto Auctions 250 VW Beetle, 2001, 1.8t, $37,900 obo. FORD 1952 Classic MT, green w/gray 865-254-4423. Truck, good cond., leather, 105 timing ***Web ID# 253643*** Korry Farm Wagon 283 Chevy eng., 6 belt svc, $5000 250-1480 Mod. 6072, new floorcyl., orig. wood ing, ext. tongue, new VW CABRIO ConMotor Homes 237 deck $700/bo. 865-250-1480 floor bed. vertible, 2000, 113k 865-475-0934; 865-360-2633 mi, white, 5 sp., 2004 Gulfstream Endura Autos Wanted 253 DODGE 1/2 ton pickup $3995. 865-691-0223 Super C, 18K mi, 1965, 2nd owner, loaded, asking great shape. VW Golf 2003 GTI, 1.8 A BETTER CASH $49,900. 865-524-2001 $5800/bo. 865-558-9005 turbo 5 sp, bought new, ***Web ID# 256809*** OFFER for junk cars, ***Web ID# 251777*** silver w/blk int. 25k trucks, vans, running mi, $8000 865-250-1480 or not. 865-456-3500 2011 ALLEGRO Open FORD COUPE 1936, Road, 34 tga, 35', 948 project car, 2 dr mi, 3 slides, auto lev264 w/rumble seat, Sports eling jacks, elec. awn- Auto Accessories 254 $8,000. 865-256-7201 ing, central vac, 3 ***Web ID# 251564*** CORVETTE 1994, teal LCD TVs, leather 1998 Thru 2002 blue, 350 LS1 eng., power driver & pass. DODGE Viper RT10 MGB, 1980, only 15K AT, new trans & tires, seats, leather sofa, 2 mi. since new, exc., hard top, Gray color. nice shape. $9000. AC's, 2 furnaces, 7.0 white w/black, no $2000/bo. 865-250-1480 Brian, 865-242-7709. ^ gen., gas/elec. water modification stock heater, gar. kept, no NEW & used truck beds, as new, only MERCEDES SL320 Roofing / Siding 352 smoking, no pets, V10 tail gates, fr./rear $11,900! 865-257-3338 Roadster 1996, red, Ford, Price reduced bumpers, many light stone leather, NASH RAMBLER $98,000. 865-690-1680 makes. 865-250-1480 2 tops, 169K mi., 1953, Country Club 2 ***Web ID# 255594*** $7,000. 865-806-3648 RAM PU ARE Beddr hardtop, AT, FORD 350 Diesel 2005, cover for 2002 to 2009 continental kit, PONT. Soltice 2007, 4x4, & its compan- Dodge Truck short bed $9000. 865-363-3904 Conv. GPX, 14,500 ion 2006 34 ft Land- fits 6'3" box. Cost mi, gar. kept, $16,800 mark Shenandoah $1240; $500. 865-250-1480 obo. 865-771-3545 Bryan 5th wheel, $20,000. Sport Utility 261 ***Web ID# 256655*** 440-610-2414 ***Web ID# 254998*** Utility Trailers 255 BMW X3, 2007, fully 265 loaded, navigation, Domestic TRAILERS silver, 88,500 mi. Motorcycles 238 UTILITY $16,995. 865-405-0299 BUICK CXS Lacrosse All Sizes Available 865-986-5626 2010, black, mint Cadillac Escalade 2007, Harley Davidson 2005 cond. 9K mi., loaded. loaded w/ extras, only Electra Glide, $26,900. 865-579-1867. 50K mi., diamond white, Standard, only 8859 non-smoker, always Cadillac 2003 mi, $10,500. 865-207-7809 Vans 256 garaged, 865-300-5132. DiamondDeville Red, fully HARLEY DAVIDSON loaded, $4900. 8652006, Ultra Classic, CHRYSLER TOWN & GMC Envoy Denali 680-2656 COUNTRY LTD., 2006, black, 4x4, like exc. cond. Black, 2011, Stow N Go, 3.5 new tires, CD plyr, CADILLAC SRX 2004, 18,500 mi. $12,500. V6, all power, extra luggage rack, 133K 63K mi, pearl white, 865-388-0520 clean, 14,305 mi., interstate mi., tan lthr., perf cond. $19,900. 423-337-9617 navigation, lady HD NIGHT train, $10,500. 865-389-0806 or 423-371-1378 driven, gar. kept, 2003, custom seat & leather, loaded, non CHRYSLER 2011, 300 padded backrest, smoker, $11,400. LTD, Nav., leather, 21k grips & front pegs, FORD ECONOLINE work van 2012, 24K mi, like new. $23,900/make 865-335-5727 Screaming Eagle mi, reduced $16,000/b.o. ***Web ID# 255086*** offer. 865-850-4614 mufflers, other ac865-250-5531 ***Web ID# 251570*** cess. Adult ridden, SPORTAGE garage kept, no rides. ***Web ID# 256490*** KIA 2002, 4 dr, 4 cyl, 5 FORD ESCORT 1999, $8500. 865-850-3421 HONDA ODYSSEY 4 cyl, 5 spd, runs good, spd, clean, low mi, EXL 2010, DVD, lthr. no rust, $2295 or $2700. 865-973-5228 HONDA 2005 VTX loaded, 24K mi., trade for PU of equal 1300 Retro, exc $20,500. 423-295-5393 value. 865-717-8492 cond., 17K mi, Imports 262 PONTIAC GRAND $4,495. 865-397-7918 257 AUDI A4 Quattro Prix GTP 2000, 3.8 ^ Honda Goldwing 2002, Trucks Super Charge, 2 dr., Tree Service $12,500. 48,500 mi / new 357 2002, leather heated 130K mi., garage tires. Too many extras CHEVROLET 1993 1/2 seats, AWD, auto., kept, no smoker, to list. 865-717-8180 ton Silverado Sport110K mi., exc. cond. great cond. in & side, 118k mi, must $7,000. 865-368-5445 out, $7,500. 865-397HONDA GOLDWING see. $5895. 865-256-1936 6396 or 865-397-1012 2002, 40,500 mi, yellow HONDA Accord 2007, excel. cond., extras FORD F150 2007, 5 spd 4 dr sedan, 4 cyl, SATURN AURA, 2009, $9,500. 865-475-2850 manual, AC, 4.2 eng., AT, moonrf, lthr 1 owner, 80K mi.,. reg. cab, 10K mi, seats, heated front great shape $10,000 Honda Goldwing 2003, priv. party, 1 owner, seats, 6 disc changer, 865-312-2695 34,698 mi, new tires, $13,500. 865-288-0066 XM radio, 1 owner, CD, surround sound, garaged, $13,500. $11,500. 865-577-6723 FORD F150 Heritage 865-966-0608 327 2004, reg. cab LB, ***Web ID# 253504*** Fencing HONDA GOLDWING 4.6L, AT, 105k mi, Trike, 1988, 10,000 bed needs paint HYUNDAI SONATA, FENCE WORK Instalmi. on Cal. side car, $ 865-250-1480 SE Turbo 2012, exc. lation & repair. Free rake front, beautiful cond, loaded 7K mi. est. 43 yrs exp! Call bike, like new, a FORD PICKUP 1978 $18,900. 423-295-5393 973-2626. steal at $14,500. 865250 ext. cab, 4x4, 397-6396, 865-397-1012 400 eng., auto., air, LEXUS LS430, 2001 new tires, very Sedan, loaded, leather, Flooring 330 HONDA SHADOW rare, 2nd owner, 1 owner, 136K mi $7,950 SPIRIT 750 2005 looks & drives great 406-7407 or 219-8746 $7,500. 865-397-6396 Immaculate, TRACKER PAN FISH CERAMIC TILE inor 865-397-1012 9465 miles, adult Z-Coil Shoes, womens 16, like brand new, stick MAZDA MIATA 1991 stallation. Floors/ ridden, garage kept, sz 7, worn only few steering, 40HP Merc. conv. green, AT, hard walls/ repairs. 33 times, $150 obo. Pd Numerous extras. Only many extras. $4,000. top, tan lthr int., 148K yrs exp, exc work! Call 731-446-7977. $200 new. 865-983-6291 mi. $4500. 865-376-4115 $4350. 865-300-5132. John 938-3328 ^

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Massage Menu of Services ■ Relaxation - For stress relief or pampering ■ Sports and Rehabilitation - with the goal of promoting tissue repair in addition to relaxation.

New massage therapist

joins the Provision team

■ Deep Tissue - Targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. ■ Lymphatic Drainage Massage - Lymph massage, also known in variations as Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) or Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT), is a gentle, relaxing form of massage that helps the body’s lymphatic system get moving again while reinforcing immune function. It aids in the flow of lymphatic fluid to aid in immune system function. Often sought after surgery, it can assist in the healing process and ensure that lymphatic fluid doesn’t stop flowing. ■ Myofascial - Works on the connective tissue, ironing it out, releasing the tension and promoting flexibility. ■ Aromatherapy Massage - We use nine organic, medical-grade essential oils on the spine and feet. This promotes improvement of the immune system and spinal health. ■ Trigger/NMT - A tender spot is found in the belly of the muscle. It is seen as an on/off switch and is released by applying pressure to the point. Not always a comfortable process but definitely a therapeutic modality that promotes healing and flexibility. Info: 232-1414.

By Shana Raley-Lusk

Common reasons for seeking out a Licensed Massage Therapist ■ Helps to relieve muscular spasms and tension ■ Raises and improves immune system efficiency

Massage is a time-tested method for healing injuries, relieving pain and preventing illness. It also helps to reduce stress and produce deep relaxation. The newest member of the Provision Health and Wellness staff, Malynda A. Barakadyn, makes this her focus by

providing highly specialized massage services. “Massage can improve your life, free your body from pain, promote flexibility, refresh your mind and uplift your soul,” says Malynda. One method Malynda uses is reflexology, which involves applying pressure to the hands, feet or ears

using specific thumb, finger and hand techniques. The nervous system begins at the brain and travels out to the extremities of the body, specifically the feet, hands, ears and scalp. Along the way, the nerves come in contact with organs, glands and other systems of the body.

Reflexology clears those nerve pathways through specific touch techniques. “Some issues can be relieved in a single session, but most often it takes time to reverse what it took time to create,” Malynda says. “Ultimately, it is relaxing and refreshing every time,” she adds.

■ Improves blood and lymph circulation ■ Promotes tissue healing ■ Increases the healthy functioning of skin ■ Engenders profound relaxation ■ Offers emotional reassurance ■ Improves appearance ■ Sports and work-related injuries and post-illness and surgery support

Relay For Life

Upcoming classes

Come support Provision Health and Wellness at the upcoming Relay For Life event from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, June 14, at the World’s Fair Park. For more information visit

Yoga and Hoops Class: This class fuses the physical and mental benefits of yoga with the playfullness and selfexpression of hoop dance. It is perfect for those new to hooping or anyone looking to spice up their yoga practice. Instructor is Bailey Wamp. Class meets 6-7:15 p.m. Thursdays for six weeks starting June 6. New Stretch and Flex Class: Thirty minutes Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 30-minute Zumba class with Rae Ann. Lunchtime 30-Minute Class: Cycling, Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m.

Fat Blaster Bootcamp Join us for a Team Challenge! Thirty-minute sessions beginning June 2, with two options: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday for five weeks, or 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for two and a half weeks. Info or for reservations: 232-1414.

JOIN TODAY No contracts! $50 enrollment fee!

1400 Dowell Springs Blvd., Suite 100, Knoxville, TN 37909 (865) 232.1414 ·

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