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Safety Fair

Turkey Creek Medical Center hosted a safety fair in its parking lot, inviting the community. “It’s all about what we can do to make our community safe,” said Lana Sellers, Turkey Creek Medical Center staff member.

➤ Read Theresa Edwards on page A-3

Coffee Break Dee Childress, the head cashier at Hardin Valley Food City, loves being a part of the community events hosted there. Dee invites all to the center’s trunk-ortreat 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. There will also be a costume contest inside the store Enjoy a sip of coffee and a visit with Dee Childress. See page A-2

Miracle Maker West Valley Middle School special educator Matt Coe hadn’t planned to become a teacher at all. But a summer job at Camp Wesley Woods turned into a full-time job as an environmental educator.

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Church of Christ expands By Theresa Edwards

Hardin Valley Church of Christ is expanding its building by 20,300 square feet, adding 14 classrooms, mostly for the younger children, to accommodate its rapid growth. Leaders expect Larry Cline the building to be completed around April 2013. “We’re excited because this church from the very beginning has had a great love for this community and especially the young people,” said evangelist Larry Cline.” Having this new facility will allow us to increase our ministry in a tremendous way to reach out and meet the needs of families within the Hardin Valley area. “We are excited that God has opened this door and allowed us to have this great tool that will be an incredible gift to this ministry.” The church began in May 2006 with 160 people attending the first service, held at the Y behind Walgreens at Lovell Road and Kingston Pike. The congregation met there only once, moving to Hardin Valley Elementary School for about two years.

Architectural drawings show the exterior of new $2.4 million addition to the Hardin Valley Church of Christ. Photo courtesy of Fuqua & Partners Architects

With about 450 now attending, coordinating deacon Charles Sells says the congregation has “grown fairly rapidly. “We have been blessed beyond our wildest imagination. God has

really put an opportunity in front of us. We are doing a lot of outreach efforts to help the community.” The church invites the community to its fall festival Saturday, Oct. 27. There will be

jump houses and games for the kids along with a chili cook-off and hot dogs at 5 p.m. followed by trunk-or-treat at 6. The church is located at 11515 Hardin Valley Road, west of Food City.

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Valentine, Behn are and

Salute to Fulmer A host of Volunteers from the Phillip Fulmer era will toast their old coach this weekend. The theme will be congratulations on his forthcoming Hall of Fame enshrinement and thanks for all he did to make them better players and better men. If you are alert, you may even see Peyton Manning. The 1997 team will be there.

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By Theresa Edwards Gabriella Valentine and Landyn Behn were crowned homecoming queen and king of Hardin Valley Academy on Oct. 5, as the Hawks beat the Red Devils 52-18. Landyn is senior president of student government. Gabriella is vice president of the student body. “We work together a lot and are good friends,” said Gabriella. Alumni cheerleaders Ebone Kennedy, Kelli Carter, Rachel Bracken and Courtney Such joined the HVA squad. HVA also held a homecoming dance at the school which Gabriella Valentine and Landyn Behn are crowned HVA homecoming queen and began during the third quarter of the game. king Oct. 5, as the Hawks beat Halls 52-18. Photo by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com

The war on planning By Betty Bean

The elements are in place: Dis“They just keep agreement between city and county working people mayors. Muscle-flexing developers. A “goofy guys” tag on the commisfrom getting sion by its chair. And a beleaguered jobs.” Mark Donaldson cast out like a motherless child. – Tim Burchett Are the 1980s back upon us? No. It’s just a behind-the-scenes battle to starve out or perhaps even and even $55,000 for the commisabolish the Knoxville-Knox County sioners to split among themselves Metropolitan Planning Commission. and dole out to pet causes. But it was supper at the orphanThe money age for MPC director Mark DonFor the recipients of nearly $1.3 aldson, who got slapped down million in surplus revenue County like Oliver Twist pleading for a Commission doled out last month, little more gruel when he asked for $100,000. it was Christmas in September. It was money Mayor Tim BurThere was $500,000 to transport senior citizens; $300,000 for chett had deleted from his budpreliminary work on a new Karns get request. Donaldson said MPC area senior center; $200,000 to has experienced a bottom line the sheriff’s office for new tasers; loss of nearly $400,000 in oper-

ating funds since Burchett took office in 2010, via a combination of $200,000 in budget cuts and nearly $200,000 in rent hikes. Additionally, MPC received no incremental funds for the increased work load generated by the Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan, a 3-year undertaking authorized by a joint vote of County Commission and City Council. This project was concurrent with the recession that torpedoed development and further depressed MPC’s fee structure. “We had 44 people on staff five years ago. Today, we’ve got 36,” he said, explaining that his staff is having a hard time keeping up with its responsibility to update countywide addresses and the Knox County Geographic Information System and is not able to service developers’ permit and

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Dee Childress

Dee Childress is the head cashier at Hardin Valley Food City and loves being a part of the community events hosted there. Dee invites the community to Food City shopping center’s trunk-or-treat 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. Local businesses are welcome to join and hand out treats from their car. There will also be a costume contest inside the store. Away from work, Dee loves spending time with her family and friends. “Family is really important to me,” she said. Dee has two daughters, a son and four wonderful granddaughters, ages 7, 5, 2 and 1. Her daughter and granddaughters live in Texas, where Dee is from. “We don’t get to see each other enough, but we do talk on the telephone a lot,” she said. “We say, ‘I miss you but I’ll see you in my dreams,’ and that keeps us going. They are wonderful.” “I like going bowling from time to time and I enjoy hanging out at the lake watching the water,” Dee said. She enjoys boating or fishing, as long as she doesn’t have to get in the water. Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Dee Childress:

What are you guilty of? I am probably guilty of wanting to be better all the time. I am guilty of wanting to be a fixer and fi x things.

What is your favorite material possession? My shoes.

What are you reading currently? “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

What was your most embarrassing moment? It’s probably once when I stepped off a bus and my slip fell to the floor.

What are the top three things on your bucket list?

I am a take-over person, one who likes to be in charge. Let’s get something started and go for it.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would change the way I think sometimes.

What is your passion? My passion is spending time with my granddaughters and talking with them on the phone.

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? Bill Clinton. I don’t know why.

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why?

What is the worst job you have ever had? I sold carpet cleaners door-to-door, city-to-city and state-to-state. Oh my, never, ever again! That would be the worst job ever in history. It just wasn’t for me.

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon and why? It would have to be Bugs Bunny, of course, and the Road Runner because he never gave up.

What irritates you? People being inconsiderate of each other are very irritating.

What’s one place in Karns or Hardin Valley everyone should visit?

My sisters because I have several, younger and older, and they have been really good for me.

Food City in Hardin Valley because this is a great store. I have great people who work in the front with me and a good management team.

I still can’t quite get the hang of …

What is your greatest fear?

This computer stuff.

What is the best present you ever received in a box?  It was a jewelry box somebody gave me that I still have. It meant the world to me and I love it.

1. Go to Niagara Falls in Canada. I would love to do that, it would be fascinating. 2. Take my granddaughters on a wonderful vacation. 3. I don’t have a third one.

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you?

What is one word others often use to describe you and why?

I prefer to talk with people face-to-face, but if I had to choose one, it would be the telephone.

To always remember God is first and to be who you are.

What is your social media of choice?

My greatest fear is a personal fear, not to be here when my granddaughters grow up and what kind of world I’m leaving them that they will be in. That worries me a lot.

If you could do one impulsive thing, what would it be? I wish I did not have to plan my vacation. I would like to just jump in a plane and go somewhere, no suitcases or anything. –Theresa Edwards It can be your neighbor, club leader, bridge partner, boss, father, teacher – anyone you think would be interesting to Karns/Hardin Valley Shopper-News readers. Email suggestions to Theresa Edwards, tephotos@tds.net. Include contact info if you can.

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Safety fair at Turkey Creek Turkey Creek Medical ball team. Center hosted a safety fair “The proceeds will go in its parking lot, inviting first toward new uniforms the community. and then for gym improvements at Karns High School,” said Mark Larsen of the Karns High booster club. “Thanks to Applebee’s Theresa and everyone who came to Edwards support our team.” ■ “It’s all about what we can do to make our community safe,” said Lana Sellers, Turkey Creek Medical Center staff member. Various agencies showed their fire and rescue equipment to children and adults. Thomas George, a patrol officer with Knox County, demonstrated the Northrop Grumman robot owned by the Knox County Bomb Squad used in dangerous situations potentially involving bombs. “We’ve actually damaged a few of them with explosions,” he said. “Better them (robots) than us.” Karns Fire Department had its newest 401 engine on display, with firefighters explaining how the foam system works to distinguish fires quicker and with less water. Rural/Metro displayed its ambulance and fire equipment and gave children play firehats, bracelets, coloring books and candy. ■

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Applebee’s Cedar Bluff restaurant hosted a pancake breakfast Oct. 6 to benefit Karns High School basket-

Search and rescue dog Buddy shakes with Cameron Wilder. “My dad is a fire marshal with Rural/Metro,” Cameron said. Buddy is with Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Lisa Hall of Tight Ship at GKBA

Lisa Hall, owner of Tight Ship, shared business organization strategies with the Greater Karns Business Association. She has a degree in organizational psyc holo g y, taught 15 years and has been a small busiLisa Hall ness owner 15 years. Hall is passionate about systems because they can create more time in your day, reduce stress and help increase profitability. “The average business owner loses about two hours a day just trying to find papers they have misplaced or rescheduling appointments,” Hall said. “By putting together some systems for efficiency, I help the small business owner have more time to spend with clients and to spend in their personal life,” she said. “The most important thing to do is to get control of your calendar so you have time blocked off during the

Tennova Healthcare sponsored a fire prevention festival at Turkey Creek Medical Center’s parking lot. Shown are: Tammy Hannan, Joyce Moran, Rita Ogle, Lana Sellers and Irene Brooks. Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com week to do those important things in your business,” Hall shared as a key tip. “For example, time blocked off to get back with those you’ve networked with and time to get back in touch with clients. Schedule blocking reduces stress because then you know when that task is going to be handled in your business if it is already on your schedule.”

The war on planning The mayors Interviewed after the meeting, Burchett was no more sympathetic to MPC’s plight than Smith: “The first budget, I cut them,” Burchett said. “They just keep working people from getting jobs. “We’re required by law to have an MPC, but I’d like to use them on a contractual basis in the future. Then if we need them, we’ll hire them.” The city, though, has appropriated $905,000 to MPC in each of the last three fiscal years, indicating support from mayors Bill Haslam and Madeline Rogero.

From page A-1 Frank Niceley introduced a bill to abolish MPC. The bill didn’t go anywhere, but Niceley did. He won the Republican primary and is likely headed to the state Senate. Sens. Becky Massey and Stacey Campfield, along with Rep. Steve Hall, have served notice that they intend to have another go at it next session when they sent separate letters to County Commission asking them to postpone action on subdivision regulations for ridgetop developments until the legislators address the issue next session. In a speech at a local Tea Rep. Party meeting, Hall said

Holding a master’s degree in planning, Rogero is unequivocal in her support for MPC: “The Metropolitan Planning Commission performs crucial work for the citizens of Knoxville, and the city is committed to continuing support of its operations. Effective planning protects the property rights of residents, businesses and all property owners, and ensures that we balance short-term and long-term interests for the benefit of all Knoxvillians.”

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Karns High School: Pete Tampas, freshman coach; Bill Brown of booster club; Mark Larsen of booster club; and Rob Bringle, junior varsity coach

ing in the Cave,” a familyfriendly, safe Halloween event for kids of all ages. The cave will be open 5:308:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 20 and 26-31. The path will be well-lit, plus stroller and wheelchair accessible. Traditional Hal■ Trick or treating at loween music will play and Cherokee Caverns the underground vortex Cherokee Caverns pres- tunnel will be active. Venents its first “Trick or Treat- dors will greet visitors and

pass out candy. There will also be face-painting by Imagination Forest and hot dogs by Top Dog Vending. Admission will be $7 per person for ages 2 and up. Vendor spaces are free when you bring treats to pass out. They anticipate 500 to 1,000 people through the cave each night. Info: www.CherokeeCaverns.com.

that MPC, which was established in 1956 to serve the city and county in matters of planning, zoning, and subdivision regulations as authorized under Title 13 of the Tennessee Code Annotated, “…has a philosophy on property rights that the property is yours until they want it.” Hall said Massey is leading the move to curb MPC’s powers. Massey seemed surprised by Hall’s statement: “I know we’re looking at the regulations that are on the books, but we won’t start actively working on anything until January. The part that has caused some folks concern is there’s no real recourse if somebody disagrees with an MPC decision.”

need less planning, and we’re going to pay in significant ways,” he said. “They are trying to take us back to the ’50s, and I greatly resent them sending a letter before the commission meeting asking us to defer an ordinance until the next legislative session. That was way out of bounds – they don’t call, they don’t talk to anybody and the goofy guys on commission let it happen.”

Tight Ship will hold its first networking event 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, hosted by Gallery Nuance, 121 South Gay St. For more information on Tight Ship and upcoming events, visit www.tightship.us.

When told that contested MPC decisions are regularly appealed to City Council and County Commission, she said that she wasn’t sure what the exact problem was, but that her staff is working on it, “looking to see if it’s clear or if it’s vague. Some of my constituents have asked me to look at it.” When asked, she identified the constituents as “the development community.” Commission chair Tony Norman had a hard time disguising his contempt for the legislative request, which his colleagues voted to honor: “I am very disappointed that certain legislators are attacking planning. As we grow and progress, we don’t

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government Anticipating 2014 Roger Kane, Republican nominee for state representative in northwest Knox County, held a fundraiser on Oct. 9 in which he succeeded in getting state Sen. Stacey Campfield and his probable 2104 GOP opponent, Commissioner Richard Briggs, to join his host committee.

be in Knoxville visiting the UT College of Law on Friday, Oct. 19, speaking at the Cox Auditorium at 1 p.m. Tickets are not required to attend this talk. ■ The Duncan Family Barbecue will be held again on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Civic Coliseum. It is held every two years at election time and it goes back to when John Duncan Sr. was in Congress. The Victor public is invited. Ashe In 2000, then-presidential candidate George W. Bush, who had campaigned in south Knoxville that afternoon, made an appearance at the barbecue. It is Kane’s candidacy may be a must-attend occasion for one of the few issues the po- candidates. Even Demotential rivals will agree on. cratic candidates such as Kane is unopposed for Phil Bredesen have made election on Nov. 6 and has appearances. a sure ticket to Nashville This tradition started for the next two years. He in 1968 and this year will defeated former Sheriff Tim mark the 23rd edition. Hutchison comfortably this Other notables who have past August as Hutchison attended include Elizabeth attempted a comeback after Dole in 1996 when her his overwhelming loss to husband, Bob Dole, ran for Mayor Tim Burchett. president. Lee Greenwood Campfield is the oftenand the Drifters have percontroversial state legislaformed. Often it has been tor who gets frequent media kicked off by the UT Pep attention. Band. State Sen. Becky Kane has established Massey for many years himself as an up-and-com- helped organize the event. ing GOP leader by winning ■ Former Demohis primary convincingly. cratic Senate Majority Kane ran a grassroots cam- Leader George Mitchell paign in the primary with of Maine will join former modest funding and incred- Republican Senate Majorible door-to-door effort by ity Leader Howard Baker himself and avid supportat the Baker Center on ers. Kane is supporting Tuesday, Nov. 13, for an Beth Harwell to be Speaker afternoon talk. Details will of the House again. become available later. If the 2014 contest is between Campfield and Briggs only, Campfield will face a major challenge to ■ Commissioners now have prevail. If another candi$55,000 to share for pet projdate emerges to create a ects. What will each choose? three-way or four-way field, ■ Tony Norman and Larry then Campfield’s chances Smith can donate to a “Free are enhanced. Jeff Ownby” fund, and Jeff In the past, Campfield’s can too. opposition has been split, ■ Rick Briggs can restripe the allowing him to win the parking lot at Frank Strang GOP primary by a plurality Center. instead of a majority and ■ Brad Anders can play Solothen face weak Democrats mon and divide his senior in November. If Democrats center planning money like Tommy Schumpert or among Ball Camp, Karns and Wayne Ritchie ran then it Hardin Valley. Then each would cause Campfield maplace can have a cabana. jor problems. ■ Dave Wright can replace his However, Briggs is a sigCarter Elementary green ties nificant opponent who can with middle school gym ties – raise the funding necessary green with a bouncing ball. to prevail in a two-way con■ Amy Broyles and Mike test. 2014 is already upon Brown can stop flipping us in this race. 2014 will spit-balls across the dais and also include the governor’s try to give county employees race and a U.S. Senate conyet another break on parking test. in the City County Building ■ Associate Supreme garage. Justice Elena Kagan will

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Alexander rocks U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander pretty much got rock star treatment from the enthusiastic crowd at last week’s meeting of the West Knox Republican Club.

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It was standing room only in the largest meeting room at Red Lobster on Kingston Pike, with still more guests and members of the media spilling out into the surrounding dining rooms, all to greet Tennessee’s former two-term governor, president of the University of Tennessee and sitting senator. And Alexander didn’t disappoint his fans. He posed for the cameras with babies, local politicians, old friends and new, warmed up his audience with his trademark folksy stories and then

got their collective Republican blood churning with predictions of a big win for presidential candidate Mitt Romney. “Every major crisis we have ever had in this country has been solved by presidential leadership, and Obama just doesn’t have it,” Alexander said. “He’s been a complete failure when you look at the big problems we have. “Romney’s biggest advantage is his ability to lead. It’s his best skill. America will have a brighter future with Romney as president and (Paul) Ryan as vice president. “I like it when Romney talks about how he worked across the aisle as governor of Massachusetts and got results. President Obama is a nice fellow, but he hasn’t been able to work across the aisle and get results, and I think the American people are tired of that. They want a president who can lead, who has presidential leadership and who can work with Democrats and Republicans to reduce the debt and get

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander with Ruthie Kuhlman, president of West Knox Republican Club, and Wallace McClure, the first president of the club. Photo by A. Hart the country moving again.” Alexander said his three personal goals in Congress are: “To stop spending money we don’t have … to let states make their own decisions … to get results in Congress.” He deplored the tactics of Democrat Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader. “Reid is ruining the U.S. Senate by the way he leads it. We’re there to work for the people, we want the Senate to function so we can get our jobs done, but Reid won’t bring us a budget. It’s like being asked to join the

Grand Ole Opry and not being allowed to sing.” While not exactly a “hometown boy” – he’s a native of Blount County – Alexander, a seventh generation Tennessean, knew his audience well and played it perfectly. “Knox County is the heart of the Republican Party in Tennessee,” Alexander said. “We haven’t elected a Democrat to Congress from this part of the state since Lincoln was president.” The GOP faithful loved it and gave their senior senator a standing ovation.

Parents antsy over school rezoning By Wendy Smith Approximately 140 people gathered at Shoreline Church on Westland Drive for the rezoning meeting hosted by the PTAs of Blue Grass and A.L. Lotts elementary schools. Many of the questions for Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre involved issues related to grandfathering rising 5thgraders and security concerns for the new school. Blue Grass parent Colleen Montgomery asked if there was a possibility that students might be moved from A.L. Lotts to Blue Grass, or vice versa, in the rezoning process. McIntyre said yes, students might be moved to a school other than the new school. Blue Grass parent Amy Wheelock asked if McIntyre had developed any opinions on which students might

be grandfathered into their current school. He said that while it seemed likely that rising 5th-graders will be grandfathered, it was hard to know where to draw the line after that. “That’s where I have a lot of thinking to do, and a lot of listening,” he said. A.L. Lotts parent Gina Esheleman wondered if middle and high school zoning was considered in regard to elementary school rezoning, so that children could attend high school with friends. The county isn’t considering rezoning any other schools right now, McIntyre said, but it does keep such issues in mind. “Can we promise you a perfect, logistical pathway for every kid? No. But we can promise you that we will try.” Jennifer Cline expressed

A.L. Lotts parent Gina Eshleman speaks during Knox County Schools’ final rezoning meeting. Photo by Wendy Smith

concern over the security of the new school given its proximity to a large shopping area and asked if there would be a fence around

the school. McIntyre said a fence is likely, and the new school would also have a secure vestibule, meaning that the only unlocked door would lead directly into the school office. Shannon Harrell wondered if McIntyre knew anything about other possible tenants at Northshore Town Center. He did not, he said. “Now that we are one of the neighbors, I hope and believe that we will be a part of any discussion of what happens with the development from here on out.” Now that McIntyre has conducted four public meetings, he will draft a recommendation for the school board’s December meeting. He told parents he would hold additional community meetings before the board’s final vote on rezoning.

Painter’s union spruces up Tarleton By Betty Bean When Mayor Tim Burchett noticed the peeling paint and weather-battered floors on the deck of two of the foster care administration buildings at the John Tarleton campus of the Helen Ross McNabb Center, he called the Painters’ Local 437 for help. Business agent Eric Surrett responded by recruiting a local contingent from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. The crew of painters gave up

two weekends to repaint the rails and strip and repair the deck. “That’s how I train my apprentices,” said Rodney R. Reeder, IUPAT apprentice and training coordinator. His program teaches drywall finishing, concrete application, sandblasting, and industrial coatings and decorative finishes, and his work crew has taken on many volunteer projects in the area, including extensive repainting of YoungWilliams Animal Center.

The former county-run orphanage, which Helen Ross McNabb took over in 2003, houses foster care, adoption, residential, psychiatric assessments, medication treatment and community-based counseling services for children. Burchett says the Tarleton campus is close to his heart. A work in progress: A member of the Painters’ union stains the deck at John Tarleton. Photo submitted

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host of Volunteers from the Phillip Fulmer era will toast their old coach this weekend. The theme will be congratulations on his forthcoming Hall of Fame enshrinement and thanks for all he did to make them better players and better men. The university will invite polite applause on Saturday. Coach will return to Shields-Watkins Field for a brief ceremony at an early stop in the Alabama game. If you are alert, you may even see Peyton Manning. The 1997 team will be there. For those who came in late, this Fulmer recognition is for 152 victories against 52 losses, a national championship and seven wins in a row over the dreaded Crimson Tide. Alabama remembers. Fulmer’s success ranks somewhere between outstanding and best-ever. His teams, against better opposition, fell 21 short of Robert R. Neyland’s career total victories. As you may have noticed, the stadium is named for the General. What Fulmer did is worth at least a bronze statue. Opinions remain divided about his 2008 exit. Some thought he stayed too long. Others are convinced Tennessee football would be much better than it is if he was still coach. Just the other day, a Shopper reader dusted off Ronald Reagan logic and

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asked (via email) if we are better off than four years ago. He answered his own question this way: Eight wins used to be barely tolerated. Now, eight would be excellent. We’ll reserve that better-or-worse debate for later. I will say Mike Hamilton botched most of 2008 as it related to Fulmer. That spring, the athletic director gave the coach a new seven-year contract. In the summer he said, “I am very proud to have Phillip as our coach for many years to come. We are fortunate to have such a talented and proven coach leading our program.” Leading didn’t last long. That November, early in Homecoming week, Fulmer was fired. As we now know, changing coaches didn’t turn out real good. The initial miscalculation by the athletic director cost $6 million. Many more are still draining

away during this recovery period. Set aside the sad part. Now is a good time to remember the good times. It is meaningful that Phillip Fulmer is Tennessee through and through. He grew up in Winchester. As a recruit, he picked the Vols over the Tide. He thought he would be a linebacker but became an offensive guard for Doug Dickey. John Majors brought him back as an assistant coach and promoted him to offensive coordinator. He was a great recruiter. Dickey put Fulmer in charge during Majors’ 1992 illness and gave him the job after the controversial conclusion to Majors’ career. Fulmer highlights, in addition to the remarkable comeback against Arkansas and the national title victory over Florida State, were the 1992 romp in the rain over the Gators, the 1995 rout of Alabama (4114) that started with an 80-yard Manning to Joey Kent touchdown and the terrific 2001 triumph in the Swamp. I really liked the bowl victory over Ohio State, the 2004 win over Georgia in Athens and the unlikely rally at LSU in 2005. Thanks, Coach, for a hundred more good days than bad. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is westwest6@netzero. com

And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself. (John 12:32 NRSV) Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2: 9-11 NRSV)

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was drowning in paper that afternoon: reports, checks, check registers, forms, write-ups, vouchers, notes to self. Normally, I don’t mind. I am one of the few people on the planet (according to the results of my limited surveys) who still balances her checkbook every month. There is something pleasing and quite satisfying about wrestling all those numbers to the ground, lassoing them, and making them stand up tall and straight, in neat lines and perfect agreement. But on that particular day, I was not handling it well: unable, it seemed, to corral the information I needed without wading through a lot of other – apparently extraneous – names and figures. I should add here that math is not my native tongue. When I was in high school, I told my math teacher that algebra made my stomach

hurt. As my daughter Eden often declares, “We are musicians. We count to four.” (This, as her hand describes in the air a conductor’s pattern for 4/4 time). “If it is written in six, we count it in two.” This time she directs the simple up and down pattern for 6/8. Where the thought came from, I can’t really say. But there it was, fully formed in my brain. Paperwork is the antithesis of grace. It was such a revelation to me that I walked down the hall to my supervisor’s office, stuck my head in, and informed him of that new insight. He just grinned at me, but I saw the tacit agreement in his eyes. Paperwork is all about keeping records, keeping score, keeping track. Grace is about love, acceptance, inclusion, forgiveness: no adding up good deeds (or sins, for that matter), no keep-

ing score, no C-minuses. And along with the thought came a mental picture: St. Peter sitting at his desk at the Pearly Gates, with a great book (alongside stacks and stacks and stacks of folders!), checking the records for everyone standing in line, like so many customers at the bank. Then Christ shows up, and steps over to Peter’s desk and starts vouching for people. “She’s one of mine. Yes, I recognize him. Yes, this little one – in fact, all these little ones are mine. Oh, and that fellow over there, the one with the threadbare coat? He’s mine. The woman talking to herself? Yes sir, she is definitely one of mine.” Finally, in frustration, St. Peter says, “Are you just accepting everybody today?” And Christ holds out his hand over the crowd – a hand that still bears a scar right in the middle of the palm – and says, “All of these are mine. I died for all of them.” T hen, with that same nail-scarred hand, he rakes all of St. Peter’s precious paperwork right off the desk and beckons to the rest of the line. “Come into my house, and welcome.”

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Men’s choir dons moustaches for the final song, “If You’ve Only Got a Moustache.” Pictured are (back) Nick Moreley, Allan Campbell; (middle row) Shelby Berkley, Rand Clapp, Christian Hoang, Blair Carter; (front) Paul Taufa, Andre Long, Stedman Love and Nathan Roberts.

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arents pass on eye color, hair color and mannerisms to their children, but the days of passing on the family business are mostly gone. So it’s a surprise when a child chooses a parent’s career – particularly when it’s a challenging one, like special education.

The big game-changer in special education is technology. – Matt Coe West Valley Middle School special educator Matt Coe hadn’t planned to become a teacher at all. But a summer job at Camp Wesley Woods turned into a full-time job as an environmental educator, and he found that teaching appealed to him. So he obtained a teaching license through UT’s Become a Special Educator in Tennessee (BASE-TN) program. At the time, participants received tuition credit for committing to become special educators in Tennessee schools. Once he made the decision to be a teacher, special education was a natural choice. His father, Fred Coe, worked for Tennessee’s Department of Mental Retardation Services (now called the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) for 35 years. His mother, Priscilla Coe, became a special educator herself after working with mentally disabled adults for several years. Because of his dad’s job, Matt was used to being around kids with disabilities. When Fred worked at summer camps for disabled kids, Matt and his brother went along, and the family occasionally provided transportation for Fred’s clients. “My whole life, I’ve been working with this population,” Matt says. Priscilla began her teaching career in 1990. She worked at Dogwood and Beaumont elementary schools until she retired in 2005 – the same year Matt began his teaching career at Sterchi Elementary. There have been many changes in special education since Priscilla’s early days in the classroom, but some philosophies and practices have been consistent. The students Priscilla taught were very different from the students Matt currently works with at West Valley, where he has taught for five years. Many of her students were medically fragile, she says, and his students are gener-

Priscilla Coe and her son, Matt, look at the technology he uses to teach special education students at West Valley Middle School. Priscilla is a retired special education teacher herself. Photo by Wendy Smith

ally higher-functioning. But Knox County’s special education program is individualized so that each child receives the attention he needs, no matter his ability level. “I had 10 kids, and they had 10 different programs. I was organized so I could do things in a group setting, but there were different goals for each kid,” she says. Each special education student has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) developed by the child’s parents, teachers, doctors and therapists – anyone who works with the child, says Matt. The IEP determines the accommodations and modifications the child needs in the classroom. Special education students spend as much time as possible in regular classrooms. The concept of inclusion was gaining momentum when Priscilla began her career in 1990. The primary goal of Knox County’s special education program is independence, and West Valley students work on life skills by going into the community twice a week to shop or visit a work site. Priscilla’s elementary-age students also took regular trips away from the school. Students could learn a

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skill in the classroom, like counting money, but be unable to use that skill in another environment. If they practiced in multiple environments, they were able to generalize such skills, she says. The big game-changer in special education is technology. New software, like the SOLO literacy suite, makes word predictions and allows students to listen to what they write. Such modifications allow students to further participate in mainstream classrooms and even take benchmark exams with their peers, says Matt. With apps that allow students to communicate using both symbols and words, iPads and iPods have also transformed special education. “There’s less frustration. Now they can tell me what they want and what’s bothering them,” Matt says.

But it takes money to fully implement technology. The SOLO software doesn’t work on all of the school’s computers, and there aren’t enough computers to go around. “It’s a great tool, but it’s completely useless if your computers don’t run smoothly,” Matt says. “The things we can do with technology these days are incredible. But it’s all about money.” Proceeds from coupon book sales will help, but West Valley teachers are trying to think of additional ways to raise funds to update the school’s computer labs. Being a special educator is a never-ending cycle of trying new things, and days are often filled with paperwork and meetings, Matt says. But the payoff comes in the form of good days, like a recent Special Olympics bowling event, and academic progress, like the enthusiasm he’s seeing as his students study “The Three Musketeers.” “Most of the time, I love what I do.”

Fun with football Like all teachers, Matt Coe has to get creative to engage his students. One of his most popular ideas is his football and reading program. Each student picks a major league football team at the beginning of the season, and the class keeps a chart of each team’s wins and losses. Each student’s behavior and reading scores can bolster their team’s performance. West Valley Middle School principals and other staff members can participate, as well. So far, there have been no arguments about who gets which team, and Matt has been able to hang onto his beloved Miami Dolphins. “Some students pick the same team every year, but others want to win, so they do their research,” he says. The competition ends before Christmas break, and the winner receives an award. The basketball and reading program tips off next spring.

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A-10 • OCTOBER 15, 2012 • SHOPPER-NEWS

NEWS FROM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF KNOXVILLE

Another State Title for Schubert On the way back from Auburn last month, CAK golfer Sophia Schubert quickly shifted her focus back to finishing her junior season at CAK. “I want to win district, win region and bring home another state championship,” Schubert said. A month later, Schubert has accomplished each of those three goals. Schubert shot a 2-over 146 last week to claim her second state championship in three years. Now Schubert can celebrate a state championship and a college commitment. While visiting Auburn University in September, Schubert accepted a full athletic scholarship from Golf Coach Kim Evans. Schubert received more than 30 major collegiate offers including 7 of the top 10

golf programs in the nation. “It was impossible for me to make all those visits so I just focused on the top NCAA ranked golf programs and top academic programs,” Schubert said. After visiting Tennessee, Vandy, Alabama, Florida, Texas and Auburn last year, Schubert spent the summer playing in national golf tournaments and moving up the rankings. “When I moved up to 39th overall and 8th in my graduating class (2014), I knew it was time to make some decisions,” Schubert said. “There are a lot of great golf programs in the SEC and out west, but Coach Evans and Coach Shirley at Auburn have been traveling around the country to watch me for 18 months. Coach Evans has a great program and reminds

Apple Harvest Party All preschool age friends and their parents are invited to the Apple Harvest Party Friday, Oct. 26, at CAK’s PreK building. Attendees will enjoy making applesauce, apple printing, apple tasting, a bounce house, face painting and crafts. Please, no costumes. RSVP by Oct. 22 to mmiller@cakmail.org.

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Sophia Schubert with Girls Golf Coach Shane Wells after she won the 2012 state championship last week. me of Pat Summitt. She’s won 3 of the last 4 SEC Championships and has 8 SEC Championship rings. She’s been to NCAA Nationals 14 times.” Since taking the head coaching position at Auburn 18 years ago, Evans is a four-time SEC Golf Coach of the Year, NCAA Golf Coach of the Year and an inductee into the National Golf Coaches Hall of Fame. “She wants to win a National Championship, and she

Schubert will attend Auburn University in 2014. Photo submitted

believes I can help make that happen,” Schubert said. “I love their practice facilities and course. It’s a lot like Fairways and Greens, where I’ve always practiced.” Schubert has been the top ranked Tennessee female junior golfer since August 2011. She won her first AJGA National Open in June. She has also earned four top 3 finishes and eight top 5 finishes in AJGA National Opens.

CAK stands out at Chattanooga meet Coach Tony Cosey led the CAK cross-country team to a great finish Sept. 15, at the Chattanooga Cross-Country Festival. The girls finished second place out of 19 teams, and the boys finished fourth out of  21 teams. Sarah Zimmer won the girls varsity race. Between both teams, they scored five medals overall, which means that CAK had five athletes in the top 20. Team members pictured here are: (L to R) Coach Tony Cosey, Sarah Zimmer, Lindsey Meadows, Annelise Carroll, Emily Teff t, Emily Berry, Ashlyn Page, Sarah Masters, Caleb Carr, Josh Bowden, Austin Ray, Blake Brashear, Nick Millis, Ben Holt, Clayton Dorman, John Grant Little. Photo submitted

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Several CAK families came together Sept. 29 to answer the charge of Mark 12:31, “And the second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” In step with CAK’s 35th Anniversary Renewal objective to renew relationships within the community, the missions team set out to show some love to more than 100 neighbors along Dutchtown Road. Families were offered a kind “hello” and were told “We are here for you as your neighbor and would be privileged to lift your family in prayer.” Many families prayed together that day on their front porches. But the Missions team didn’t show up empty handed. Our neighbors were presented with a Bible, a heartwarming bookmark created by CAK 2nd graders, a beautifully wrapped fall yellow mum donated by Saplings Nursery, and a flyer with helpful numbers at the school and Bible references to go to when in need. “Many families were reached, and there’s no doubt that our warm presence will have a lasting impact on those we met,” said Brad Riley, who is helping lead the missions effort for the Renewal this year. “It was great to hear many of the children express how much fun they had, which just goes to prove that there is joy in serving our Lord.” A lengthy list of gathered prayer requests was shared with the Renewal committee that will be prayed over diligently in the months to come. It is good to know the Lord is moving not only in our school, but in the hearts of our neighbors as well. There will be several opportunities for families to serve alongside the missions group this year. Info: www. cakwarriors.com/renewal.


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Gabby Kalosieh chose to bring herself for show and tell because her mom says she picks out good outfits.

Farragut Primary School 1st grade teacher Christy Bruchey asked her students to bring in show and tell items last week with the theme of “living or nonliving.” The objects brought for display were not the usual fare. Bruchey’s student Tony Spadafora brought his 2-year-old brother, Lucas. Tony said he was brought to the school by his older sister four years ago and couldn’t wait to do the same for his little brother. Photos by S. Barrett

Farragut Primary 1st grader Christian Baker brought his stuffed animal Olive the owl, a buddy his mom bought for him. The class thought this was a tough item to decide “living or nonliving” since it was an owl but it wasn’t alive.

Show and tell at Farragut Primary Farragut High School senior Bailey Thode and junior Ethan Young load bags of canned goods into Ethan’s vehicle for a delivery to the Love Kitchen. Photo by S. Barrett

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Gavin Barnes was the show and tell subject for his best friend Jake Merrick. Jake broke out in uncontrollable laughter when a classmate asked where he bought his item for show and tell. Jake said the two friends spend time together both in and out of the classroom and just met at the start of this school year.

Free flu shot Saturday The 18th annual Free Flu Shot Saturday will be held (while supplies last) 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 27, at Austin-East Magnet High School, Farragut Intermediate School, Halls High School, West High School, South-Doyle Middle School and Carter High School. Flu shots will be available to anyone age 4 and older. Donations to benefit the Empty Stocking Fund will be accepted but are not required to receive the vaccine. The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each year. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against three influenza viruses that

research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. About two weeks after vaccination, antibodies that provide protection against influenza virus infection develop in the body. Info: 342-6870 or visit www.knoxnews.com/ charities.

Is your child ready for kindergarten? A free Kindergarten Readiness Festival will be held 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, for all rising kindergarten 2013-2014 students and their parents. Theresa Wishart, Knox County Reading Specialist, will speak to parents about important skills children should have as they start school. The Festival includes hands-on activities for children and

Daniel Okoye brought a “creepy hand” from a recent McDonald’s Happy Meal for show and tell. One classmate asked him a very specific question about the item: “Do you sometimes pretend that you have one normal hand and one creepy hand?” to which Daniel replied “Yes.”

parents alike. Reservations are required. This communitywide event is sponsored by AJCC Preschool, Knox County Schools and S.E. Knoxville Jewish Day School. Info or reservations: 963-8001 or www.kjds.org/Kindergarten.

Asteroid-naming contest for kids Josh Emery, assistant professor in earth and planetary sciences at the University of Tennessee, works on the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission which is now hosting a contest that will allow kids under the age of 18 to name an asteroid. The international contest will help scientists find a new name for asteroid 1996 RQ36. To enter, kids should have their parents or teach-

ers fill out a form with the name suggestion and an explanation of why the name would be fitting. The deadline to enter is Sunday, Dec. 2. Emery and other scientists working on the OSIRIS-REx mission have built a robotic spacecraft to send to asteroid 1996 RQ36 to collect samples for analysis. The mission began in May 2011 and will continue until 2025. It takes 1996 RQ36 about 1.2 years to orbit the Sun and could hit Earth within the next two centuries. The goal of the mission, Emery said, is to learn what conditions were like early in the solar system’s development. However, they also want to help protect Earth from the potential impact of

Students and administrators at Farragut High School delivered about 10,000 cans of food to the Love Kitchen last week, all of which was collected by the students. Ten cars full of food formed a “Love Train” convoy with colorful banners streaming from the doors and windows. According to FHS junior Ethan Young, the students switched the direction of their efforts from last year’s charity, Second Harvest Food Bank, to the Love Kitchen for this year

so they could “get away from corporate sponsorship” and make the event more of a group effort by the students. In addition to the cans of food, the school’s Student Government Association raised $2,550 for the Love Kitchen. The students raised the money by hosting pancake breakfasts for the community and with the help of the cheerleaders during halftime at football games. For more information on the Love Kitchen, visit www.thelovekitchen.org.

the asteroid. “This will be the first time NASA has retrieved samples from an asteroid,” ■ Bulldog Wrestling Club, an AAU elementary and middle Emery said. school program, will hold The naming contest is a mandatory meeting and sponsored by the Planetary sign-up 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. Society, the Massachusetts 1, at Bearden High School cafInstitute of Technology’s eteria. Fee: $100. Elementary Lincoln Labs and the Uniinfo: Chad Cross, 494-6563 versity of Arizona. or chad.cross@knoxschools. org. Middle info: Ben Jones, For more information 368-4459 or beardenhighabout the contest as well as wrestling@gmail.com. guidelines for naming asteroids, visit http://planetary. ■ Baseball tournaments, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. org/name. 20-21 and Oct. 27-28, at Halls For more information Community Park. Open to about the OSIRIS-REx misall. T-ball, 6U coach pitch, sion, visit http://osiris-rex. 8U-14U. Info: 992-5504 or lpl.arizona.edu.

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Community Calendar FARRAGUT LIBRARY EVENTS The Farragut Branch Library is located at 417 N. Campbell Station Road. A parent or guardian must accompany each child, except for older preschool, during Storytime and events. ■ Monday, Oct. 15, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5. ■ Tuesday, Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m., Older Preschool Storytime for ages 4-6. ■ Wednesday, Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m., Baby Bookworms for infants to age 2. ■ Thursday, Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime for ages 2-3. ■ Friday, Oct. 19, 10:30 a.m. , Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, THROUGH OCTOBER Arts Council features Sherby Jones The Town of Farragut Arts Council presents Sherby Jones as the featured artist for October, displaying her work in specially designed cases on the second floor of the rotunda in the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. A University of Tennessee graduate with a diverse background in theater and education, Jones previously owned the Mountain Laurel Gallery, first at the Candy Factory and later at Candoro Marble Museum. Her angel was chosen to top First Lady Hillary Clinton’s Blue Room Christmas tree at the White House in 1993. Jones is a member of the Barbara West Portrait Group, which meets twice weekly to paint and draw. The group’s work will be on exhibit at the town hall through Oct. 19. For more info, follow the group on Facebook or call 865-675-6339. The town hall is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more info, visit www.townoffarragut.org (Departments, Parks & Leisure Services, Arts & Culture).

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

THROUGH FRIDAY, NOV. 16 Tennessee Basketball exhibit The Farragut Folklife Museum will host the exhibit “Pride and Traditions of Tennessee Basketball” Monday through Friday through Nov. 16, at the museum, housed in the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The exhibit features items from the personal collection of Knox County Commissioner R. Larry Smith and includes vintage uniforms and shoes, championship memorabilia, and programs, pictures and pamphlets spanning the entire history of the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team. Smith will give a free lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, discussing the history of UT basketball and sharing player stories and interviews. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

MONDAY, OCT. 15 Brace & Cooper on Tennessee Shines Grammy nominees Eric Brace & Peter Cooper plus bluegrass singer Dale Ann Bradley & singer-guitarist Steve Gulley will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St. The performance will be broadcast on the Ten-

initiative will present University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Cuonzo Martin at “One-on-One,” a fundraising event for Amachi, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Send items to news@ShopperNewsNow.com Oct. 18, at The Orangery, 5412 Kingston Pike. Amachi matches children in Knox County who have one or both parents in the prison system with mentors nessee Shines Radio Show on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, who show by example that there is a better way to live 102.9 Knoxville. life. East Nashville residents Brace and Cooper bonded Martin grew up in a single-parent home in drugover their shared histories as newspaper writers (for ravaged East St. Louis, Ill., and became a successful the Washington Post and the Tennessean, respectively) student and basketball player who earned a degree before starting to play music together. While they mainfrom Purdue University and then went to the NBA tain individual careers, they have released three albums before earning respect as a college basketball coach. as partners, including the Grammy-nominated “I Love: Tom T Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow” in 2011. For more info His story also includes surviving a tough fight with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. visit www.reverbnation.com/ericbraceandpetercooper. Tickets are $100 individual, $1,000 for a table of Bradley has set the bar for bluegrass and country six, and $2,500 for two tickets to sit with Martin. Big vocals with her sweet, soulful and evocative Kentucky Orange attire is encouraged, and tailgate cuisine will twang. Performing with her will be singer-guitarist be served. Gulley, who founded and fronted the popular bluegrass Tickets are available at www.klf.org. For more info, bands Mountain Heart and Grasstowne. Fore more info, call 865-524-2774. visit www.daleann.com. A limited number of tickets to be in the studio audience for the live show are $10 and are available at WDVX and at www.BrownPaperTickets.com. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Children 14 and under accompanied by Woody Guthrie tribute a parent are admitted free. A tribute to Woody Guthrie will be held at 8 p.m.

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TUESDAY, OCT. 16 Shop Farragut Kick-Off The Farragut Business Alliance will have its 2012 Shop Farragut Holiday Campaign Kick-Off at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. FBA executive director Allison Sousa will explain all aspects of the Shop Farragut Campaign, including advertising information, media exposure, registration and potential signage discounts from local companies. The program will include a Town of Farragut Special Event Permit training session. The session will educate businesses on the ordinance and new signage requirements that went into effect this year. The new ordinance will expand signage opportunities for grand-opening purposes. For more info on the Special Event Permit training session, contact Community Development director Ruth Hawk, 865-966-7057 or ruth.hawk@townoffarragut. org. For more info about Shop Farragut, contact Sousa, 865-307-2486 or allison@farragutbusiness.com, or visit www.farragutbusiness.com.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 17-21 ‘Little Prince’ at Carousel “The Little Prince” will be presented WednesdayFriday, Oct. 17-19, and Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Carousel Theatre at the University of Tennessee. Wednesday-Friday performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday will have shows at 2 and 7:30 p.m. The Clarence Brown Theatre production of the play based on the 1943 children’s parable by Antoine de SaintExupery is aimed at children and adults. It’s a fantastical and anthropomorphic story about a stranded aviator who encounters a human-like alien from an asteroid. For tickets, call 865-974-5161 or 865-656-4444.

Friday, Oct. 19, at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Knoxville songwriters Maggie Longmire, Jack Herranen, Sarah Pirkle, Jeff Barbra, Greg Horne and Daniel Kimbro will perform “History Songs: A Celebration of the Life of Woody Guthrie” in honor of this year’s 100th anniversary of Guthrie’s birth. Tickets are $11 in advance, $12 day of show; $6 for children 12 and under. They are available at www. knoxtix.com, 523-7521, Disc Exchange and the door.

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 Model trains on display Two working model railroads will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Smart Toys and Books, 9700 Kingston Pike in Franklin Square. Members of the Knoxville Area Railroaders will be on hand to share information about their activities and demonstrate the two trains. The Railroaders are affiliated with the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, where other train displays reside (see http:// knoxmodelrailroaders.com/). For more info, contact the store at 865-691-1154 or visit http://smarttoysandbooks.com/

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 Samuel Frazier Chapter, DAR The Samuel Frazier Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Chop House, 9700 Kingston Pike, in Franklin Square. Julia Jones-Barham will present the program with Farragut Folklife Museum’s Traveling Exhibit. For more info, call 865-675-6420 or 865-966-4048.

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An open house to provide a first look at the Town of Farragut’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan draft will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Farragut citizens are invited to view presentation boards visualizing the draft plan and participate in a discussion with the Municipal Planning Commission prior to its 7 p.m. meeting. The commission will vote on the plan at its Nov. 15 meeting. Residents can also share opinions and stay up to date on the plan at www.farragut2025.com. For more info, visit the website or contact Gary Palmer, assistant town administrator, at gary.palmer@townoffarragut.org or 865-966-7057.

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Singer-songwriter Sarah Siskind & the Novel Tellers will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St. The performance will be broadcast on the Tennessee Shines Radio Show on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. Siskind received widespread acclaim for her 2009 release, “Say It Louder,” which won Best Americana Album in the Nashville Music Awards. After almost 12 years in Music City, she and her husband recently moved to Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. She tours with her supporting characters, the Novel Tellers, Julie Lee and Elizabeth Foster. For more info, visit www. sarahsiskind.com. A limited number of tickets to be in the studio audience for the live show are $10 and are available at WDVX and at www.BrownPaperTickets.com. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free.

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n Oct. 5, Temple Baptist Academy’s elementary school held its annual Grandparents’ Day. Parents and grandparents came, some from long distances, for the special program. The day’s festivities began with a program in the Curtis Hutson Center Auditorium. Each class presented songs, recited poems and quoted Bible verses. Temple principal David Whitaker spoke to the audience about the importance of the partnership that exists between the school and its families – including grandparents. “Temple Baptist Academy is here to come alongside families who not only want to provide a solid education for their children, but want an education that is built on a biblical foundation and belief in our creator God. It is this foundation that gives distinction to what we are providing in educa- Grandparents Emily and Leo Sullivan participate in classroom activities with their grandtion here at daughter, Temple 6th grader Mallory Sullivan. Photo by Ali Sexton Temple.” After the program, grandparents and family members games, art projects and crafts. learn in such a short time.” Another grandparent, Mary “Many of the grandparents exhad the opportunity to go to class with the students. Once pressed how much they enjoyed Lee Kozick, said, “We loved in their classrooms, students Grandparents’ Day,” said Acad- every moment. It was just a fun day!” showed what they were learn- emy secretary Betty Manning. “All the songs were unique. Grandparent Peggy Goring in school. Teachers and students invited their guests don said “It was a delight to It was terrific!” said another to participate in classroom see them perform. It is amaz- TBA grandparent, Barbara activities, which included ing to see how much they Padgett.

Temple High School establishes STEM Society This fall, Temple Baptist Academy high school students are taking part in a new student club called the STEM Society. The society brings together students who share an interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The purpose of the society

is to encourage students to explore, investigate, discover and connect with STEM subjects in a dynamic and practical way. The society provides a forum for students and club leaders to work together and explore many different ideas and activities related to STEM fields. Students who participate in

the society will gain an understanding of the relationships between their academic studies and the practical application of those studies in reallife settings. The STEM Society faculty sponsor is Tim Missey, who notes that the society is “designed to be a complement to

Temple Baptist Academy 6th graders (front) Jesse Howe, Tyler Brown, Benjamin Jones, Havana Bryant, Taylor Padgett, Ashley Tyler, Lauren Vaught; (back) John Mawia, Gabriel Salonga, Emma Tarner, Katie Newport, Vyala Gano, Autumn Arsenault, Madison Jones and Mallory Sullivan give a presentation during Grandparents’ Day. Photo by Meaghan Vowell

Bill and Donna Vaught of Russellville, Ky., visit with their grandchildren, 4th grader Tyler Vaught and 6th grader Lauren Vaught, at Grandparents’ Day at Temple Baptist Academy. Photo by Scottie Crabtree

the curriculum, not a substitute for it.” Activities will include practical experiments, investigation, discussion and reflection. These activities are intended to be interesting, engaging, and enjoyable. “One of the goals of the STEM program is to motivate and build confidence in young people who struggle with STEM subjects, and provide an extra outlet for students who already show aptitude and are interested in furthering their learning,” says Missey. Society leaders outlined five objectives for the club:

■ To enrich, enhance and extend the Academy’s curriculum. ■ To inspire higher student achievement in STEM subjects through interaction and experimentation. ■ To facilitate collaboration between students, teachers and professionals in STEM fields. ■ To expose students to exciting opportunities in the STEM fields. ■ To provide guidance and inspiration to students who feel led by God to continue their education in STEM subjects beyond high school.


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Nick has been working in the pharmacy setting for the past six years. He put himself through college working with various pharmacies while learning the various skills and procedures practiced by pharmacists nationwide. While earning his doctorate through the Appalachian College of Pharmacy, he was president of the community pharmacy organization and helped raise awareness of what a community pharmacy, such as Food City Pharmacy, could do for the community in which it is located. Also, during his doctoral program he was trained in the art of counseling patients, immunizing patients, and performing the duties of a pharmacist to highest degree of medical, legal and ethical standards. Nick was hired on to work with Food City Pharmacy immediately after graduation and started as a floating pharmacist then moved on to become the staff pharmacist at the Dandridge Food City Pharmacy. Currently, Nick is pleased to serve as the Halls-Crossroads Food City Pharmacy Manager. It is his pleasure to give counsel on and dispense medication. Additionally, Nick is certified to administer vaccinations and is always happy to give a Flu Shot or a Shingles Vaccine at the patient’s convenience.

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Become a volunteer Dewdrop Rule’s lengthy service to Parkwest Medical Center has ended, but there are plenty of opportunities for others to follow her example. In fact, Parkwest is expanding its volunteer program and is now seeking volunteers to join its team of almost 160 dedicated volunteers to serve the not-forprofit hospital in a wide variety of roles, including some areas not previously served by volunteers. According to Becky Boyd, volunteer coordinator, Volunteer Services is seeking: ■ Early retirees who miss the hustle and bustle of working and contributing their time and talents ■ Baby boomers recently retired and looking for opportunity to stay active and involved ■ Empty nesters looking for ways to help others ■ Individuals who have excellent customer service and computer skills who enjoy multitasking ■ Part-time employees looking to fill a morning or afternoon shift helping others Parkwest volunteers are requested to commit to about four hours per week. To learn more about how your skills can help others and to obtain an application, call Becky Boyd at 865-373-1556 or email her at rboyd3@covhlth.com.

Rule ends almost 39 years as Parkwest volunteer Her name is almost musical if not magical, bringing to mind the morning dew on a Mississippi magnolia. “I’ve told so many stories about it, I don’t know which one to tell you,” Dewdrop Rule says with a laugh. Maybe that’s why Rule was such a breath of spring to the countless people who encountered her quick smile, quicker wit and elephant-like memory at the Information Desk of Parkwest Medical Center for 38 1/2 years. She was there from the day Parkwest first opened its doors and almost every Tuesday since, answering guest’s questions, giving directions and entertaining co-workers with a treasure trove of stories. But on July 31, at age 90 1/2, Dewdrop Rule decided to hang up the familiar blue jacket that identified her as a member of Volunteer Services. “I think 90 and a half is a good age to retire, don’t you?” she says, finishing her sentence in her customary questioning manner. To her, retirement was “no big deal” and simply announced her intentions as she began what would be her final shift. But to many who knew her, Dewdrop was more than a volunteer – she WAS Parkwest. “The reason I did it like that was because I knew two volunteers could handle it just fine and I wasn’t creating a vacuum there,” she explains. “I didn’t want any kind of party – I just wanted to quietly fade into the sunset, but Becky fooled me.” Becky Boyd, Parkwest’s volunteer coordinator, quietly enlisted the help of others who “tricked” Rule into a wheelchair ride, a ride that led to the hospital’s administration board room where she was recognized and thanked by President/CAO Rick Lassiter and Parkwest’s senior leadership. Recognition also came in 2004 when Rule was awarded the Meritorious Service Award as the state’s top hospital volunteer by the Tennessee Hospital Association. In nominating her for the award, Wayne Heatherly, the CAO at the time, hailed her “remarkable spirit and sparkling personality.” “Volunteering has been great,” she says. “I have a lot of passion and loyalty for Parkwest, and have worked with many fantastic volunteers, staff and administrations

At age 90 1/2, Dewdrop Rule has ended almost 39 years of service as a volunteer to Parkwest Medical Center. throughout the years. I now understand the saying, ‘Parting is such sweet sorrow.’ ” The wife of one of its founding physicians, the late Dr. Kenneth Rule, Dewdrop was on volunteer duty the day Parkwest opened its doors. “You know when we first started, we were actually Red Cross volunteers,” she said. “Most of the first volunteers were physicians’ wives. I guess we felt like we had an interest in seeing it succeed.” In fact, when her husband first told her about his plan to invest in a start-up hospital, she had reservations. “Well, when you get involved in something like that, you have to borrow money,” she recalled. “And since I managed the checkbook, I thought, ‘What are you getting us into?!’ But it turned out to be a good thing. The thing that I think that made Parkwest such a success from Day One was that it was built in such a fastgrowing area.” She chose Tuesdays because it was best for her schedule. “I was pretty active in other stuff,” she says. “Toastmasters met on two Fridays during the month so I couldn’t choose Friday. My husband’s afternoon off was Thursday and he wanted me to be free on those days. Wednesdays we had a medical auxiliary meeting (she was president), and on Mondays

I had to do work like mowing my yard and washing windows. So, Tuesdays became my day.” Since then, she has witnessed numerous changes not only in Parkwest, but in healthcare in general. “Things were so slow and easy back then,” she recalls. “When you had surgery, you came to the hospital and were admitted the afternoon before. You didn’t have to get up and get there at 6 a.m. like you do now. Of course, you were still anxious about surgery just like people are now, but we’d have time to talk to them and we would escort them all over the place. We’d take them to the lab, go back and get them and take them to the room. I think that helped people feel better about the surgery.” She also remembers in those precomputer days, looking up patients’ room numbers on a Rolodex, but the biggest change is the building itself. “So much of it has changed,” she says. “Much of the original building is gone. You can’t see it anymore.” Along the way, she’s made scores of friends, coworkers like fellow Information Desk volunteer Leslie Gallaher. “It’s hard to put into words how special Dewdrop has been to me personally,” said Gallaher. “I looked forward to Tuesdays with Dewdrop and reminiscing about her life stories, both past and present. She is an in-

spiration to anyone who has spent time with her.” Among those stories were true-life accounts of life in the Mississippi Delta where she was born near Oxford, Miss., in 1922. A year later, her parents moved by muledrawn wagon to Tunica “to strike it rich.” “I don’t know why she named me Dewdrop, but mother liked it. She always liked it, and I grew to not mind it,” she says. “But since I was in the same place all those years kids really made more fun of my last name – McDonald – because of the song, ‘Old McDonald had a farm ee-i-ee-i-oh.’ ” She went on to graduate from Ole Miss in 1942 with a Bachelor of Science degree in secretarial training, and soon after, took a job with Tennessee Valley Authority. Two years later, she and her husband were wed and moved to Memphis while he completed medical school. Moving back to Knoxville, Dr. Rule opened his family practice in 1947 and they began raising a family – two daughters, Cheryl and Jill, and a son, Kenneth Jr., who became a doctor at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. They spent much of their weekends sharing a houseboat on Norris Lake with another doctor, Dr. Tea Acuff, and his family. When Acuff mischievously posted a “Dewdrop Inn” sign on the houseboat, she changed it to, “Have Tea, Dewdrop Inn.” Weeks after her retirement, she’s trying to get settled into a new routine. “I miss seeing the people I used to see all the time, but I’m enjoying not having to be there every Tuesday afternoon whether I wanted to or not. I’m happy. I thought I wouldn’t be, but I am.” One way she’s staying busy is overseeing a bathroom renovation, a project that has not gone as smoothly as she would like. “I think,” she said jokingly, “that I’ve started my next 38-year project.” For more information about volunteer opportunities, visit TreatedWell.com or call 374-PARK.

Parkwest’s Boyd wins Everest Award for ‘peak’ performance Rebecca Boyd, volunteer services coOthers receiving Everest Awards ordinator at Knoxville’s Parkwest Mediwere Kelly Johnson, a respiratory cal Center, has been awarded Covenant therapist at Fort Sanders Regional Health’s Everest Award in recognition of and Dennis Woods, a clinical pharthose employees who “perform at the ‘peak’ macist at LeConte Medical Center. of excellence.” “By its very definition, the EverThe award, presented Sept. 25 at Covest Award goes to those who strive enant’s 2012 Performance Excellence to reach the peak of excellence, Awards ceremony at Rothchild Conference and that describes Becky perfectCenter, goes annually to Covenant employly,” said Roger Ricker, Parkwest’s ees who personify the company’s Standirector of business development dards and Behaviors, along with an abiland marketing. “Becky is known ity to work collaboratively with co-workers as a listener who seeks solutions and show exceptional care to patients and in a most timely manner. From Roger Ricker, Parkwest’s director of families. her perspective, the key to sucbusiness development and marketing, Boyd, of Lenoir City, was one of three cessful volunteer placement is congratulates Becky Boyd, volunteer employees from among 10 finalists to refinding the right fit for both the services coordinator, on her Everest ceive the award. Nominations, which can volunteer and the particular deAward. be submitted by any employee, physician partmental need.” or volunteer, are reviewed by Human ReDuring her five-year tenure at sources, the nominated employee’s man- force before a team of external judges Parkwest, Boyd has doubled the hospital’s ager, facility leaders and the Everest task makes the final selection. contingent of volunteers from 80 to 160,

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providing an invaluable resource to 20 service areas. During that period, volunteers contributed more than $3 million in service to Parkwest. In addition, Boyd, who’s also involved in other volunteer activities such as the Lenoir City High School Basketball Boosters and Central United Methodist Church where she is a member, is credited with launching two new volunteer programs – the Patient Call Center in which volunteers make follow-up phone calls to discharged patients for a “phone hug” and the Companion program, providing companionship from volunteers for patients. “I’m deeply honored by this award,” said Boyd. “But to me, this Everest Award is recognition of all of our volunteers and for the many, many ways in which they serve not just Parkwest but the community as a whole. The difference they make in our lives is amazing.”


B-2 • OCTOBER 15, 2012 • SHOPPER-NEWS we see the need for Coyne’s seminar. It was helpful to be in a group where we could share our feelings with one another and receive the support of others going through similar circumstances. Coyne started these seminars after he experienced being a caregiver during his wife’s 5 1/2- year illness. He found the need for this resource and wanted to help others. He shared the importance of taking care of oneself. “You must eat properly, rest and exercise at least a little Kris Strohschein and Bryan May are caregivers. to get away,” he said. Coyne learned this lesson when he had a heart attack and almost died three months before his wife did. “I had a triple bypass, ‘dodged the “When I met with Bob bullet’ and found the imporCoyne recently and he gave tance of taking care of myme the booklet to his semiTheresa self,” he said. nar, little did I know a few Another topic was journEdwards days later my husband aling, writing down everywould get a call at 1 a.m. thing that happens to yourthat his mom had a stroke,” self and your loved one each I told the group at his careday. “One benefit is you can This is something we had close the book and it will givers seminar. “It changed not prepared for, and now help you sleep,” Coyne said. our lives overnight.”

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“Journaling helps to remember things we might need to tell the doctor or what the doctor tells us,” said Bryan May who is a caregiver for his mother. “It helps in keeping track of medications too, so we don’t overmedicate.” Kris Strohschein explained her thoughts on caregiving. “It’s a gift of sharing of life. It changes how you think. You learn to cherish the little things in life.” “There is not a greater calling in life than taking care of your loved one,” Coyne said. He offers a caregivers support group meeting 9:30-11 a.m. the first Monday of each month at All Saints Catholic Church. It is a Christian-based, nondenominational group open to the public. To contact Coyne about his upcoming seminars, email bobcoyne@charter.net. ■ The Strang Senior Center’s “Halloween Bingo Party” will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. There will be a costume contest,

Bob Coyne leads “I’m a Caregiver, Now What Do I Do?” seminar at the Strang Senior Center. Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com prizes, snacks and fun. It is sponsored by Independent

Insurance Consultants and Elmcroft West.

The lowdown on stink bugs One evening last week, I took my 3-year-old to a park in Farragut for some sliding and swinging. Unfortunately, instead of having fun, the children at the park ran in fear from a swarm of stink bugs air-bombing the playground.

Sara Barrett

Catching up Juanita Laudermilk, Barbara Aston Walsh, Rose Moseley, Jacqueline Newman, Lorna Jones, Gwen Overton and Nelly Dancer celebrate October birthdays at Long’s Drug Store. Jones, who lives in Canada, typically travels to Tennessee in October to visit her daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and Phillip Fulmer, along with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but she made the trip early this year. Photo submitted

LawTalk features wills and estate planning

9OTEFOR <OUNG:ILLIAMS Young-Williams Animal competing in the Young-Williams AnimalCenter Centeris is competing nationwide ASPCA nationwide ASPCARachael RachaelRay Ray$100K $100KChallenge, Challenge, which encourages save more lives which encouragesanimal animalshelters shelterstoto save more and awards a totalaoftotal $500,000 in grants. lives and awards of $500,000 in grants. Help Young-Williams win the $25,000 Community Engagement Award: QVote every day from Oct. 17-31 at www.votetosavelives.org. QPost the link to Facebook and ask friends and family to vote. Adopt a pet! QVisit “Howl-o-ween Adoption Weekend” from Oct. 27-28 at both Young-Williams locations. QEnjoy reduced adoption fees for all black and orange dogs and cats.

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Critter Tales According to a website dedicated solely to the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (yes, I’m serious), the insect has invaded 38 states in America but does not pose a threat to anyone other than farmers who have experienced damage to their crops. They cause so much agricultural damage, however, that in 2010 many corn, pepper, tomato, apple and peach farmers in the mid-Atlantic states reported total losses because of stink bugs. Even though they don’t bite or sting, they have been given their name for a reason – they produce an unpleasant odor when threatened or killed. Pest control information

Stink bugs are running rampant across the United States right now and have even stopped by the West Side Shopper-News office to say hello. Photo by S. Barrett from Orkin discourages vacuuming stink bugs because it will take some time for the odor to leave your vacuum cleaner. The stink bug has ancestral roots in Asia (which may be why it appears to be wearing a shield similar to a Samurai warrior’s armor). It was accidentally introduced to the U.S. in the ’90s. They cozy up in homes, offices and warehouses in the wintertime, so keep an eye out for a stinky, uninvited guest during the coming months. A group of researchers from 10 universities are collectively researching ways to manage the stink bug population including parasitic wasps, naturally occurring fungus and insecticides. Their efforts can be tracked at www.stopbmsb.org.

The Knoxville Bar Association will feature a LawTalk event Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3, for individuals interested in learning more about wills and estate planning and legal protection for the elderly. The program will help individuals organize their affairs in light of the 2012 changes to gift and inheritance tax laws. Experienced local attorneys will provide information regarding planning for incapacity and death, which can happen to anyone at any age. The session will run 9-11 a.m. both days, with the Friday session meeting at The John T. O’Connor Center and the Saturday session meeting at Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike. The second session will focus on legal protection for the elderly, the disabled and their caregivers. Local attorneys will discuss the legal issues of how to finance long-term health care, the means by which assets can be preserved and the do’s and don’ts of property transfers. This session Koko Fit Club staff Nikki Gray, Tricia Kilgore and Cheri Guymon will run from 11:30 a.m.gather during the Bearden location’s open house Oct. 19. 1:30 p.m. on both days. Guest speaker was Dr. Larry Kilgore of UT Medical Center (not pictured). Attendees enjoyed free strength and cardio sessions, food and door prizes. The club has locations in Bearden and Farragut. Info: 558-1236. Photo submitted

Open house at Koko Fit Club

Debbie Moss of ShopperNews, Terri Weatherly of Farmer’s Insurance, Susan Lloyd of Valley Printers and Lynn Petr of STAR enjoy a Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce networking event at Broadway Carpet. The next Chamber networking event will be 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Regions Bank Land Oak office, 10245 Kingston Pike. Photo submitted

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Laurie Macnair leads the way at the PetSafe K9 Cancer Walk with greyhounds Twix and Evie. Laurie lost two greyhounds, Penny and Scooby, to cancer, and Evie was treated for cancer and has been cancer-free for four years. Photos by Justin Acuff

Bella gets her “pink on” as owner Sandi Sanders participates in the K9 Cancer Walk at The Cove.

Tail-waggin’ fundraiser hits $50,000 By Sherri Gardner Howell There is rarely a time when Man’s Best Friend isn’t ready to take a walk. Walking around The Cove this fall really got tails to waggin’ as the PetSafe K9 Cancer Walk brought more than 500 dog lovers and their pets together to fight canine cancer.

Funds will benefit Morris Animal Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that is a leader in investing in research to advance veterinary care for animals, including the prevention and treatment of canine cancer. The walk raised more than $50,000, which was added to ap-

proximately $25,000 raised at the PetSafe Black Tie and Tails Gala, making it a big month for canine health research. In a press release, Kate O’Brien, senior event specialist with Morris, said, “Knoxville is one of the most welcoming communities in the nation. Everyone really

cares about their community and that includes helping their dogs live longer, healthier lives.” Winning teams were: Top Team Members – UT College of Veterinary Medicine; Top Fundraising Team – PetSafe, which raised more than $9,000; Top Fundraising Individual – Kristine Lively; and Most Team Spirit – Bluegrass Animal Hospital.

Kim Jessen gets Tucker ready to roll.

The Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee team brought some dogs who need homes. Pictured Part of the team from the UT College of Veterinary Medicine gets ready to walk at the K9 Cancer are: (front) Karen Marquand with Midnight, Tyrine Hawthorne with Pixie, Sandra Long with Walk. From left are Katie DiTulio with Kylie, Allison Erkman with Sadie and Hannah Thurman Shiner; (back) Sandy Chilcote with Repo, Louise Trudell, Kathy Grunwell with Silvertoes, Cherie with Kai and Tucker. Long with Georgia, Kathleen Bailey with Finn, Carol Schultz with Snuggles and Sabrina Childs.

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AEROLITE 195QB NISSAN MAXIMA GLE 1999, lthr., sunrf, gd by Dutchman 2011, tires, good cond. like new, incl. hitch, $3500. 865-579-0714. $12,500. 865-755-7990. PORSCHE 911 Motor Homes 237 CARERRA Cabriolet, 2000, garage clean, 2 tops, exc. cond., low mi. 37K mi., $35,000 or 2004, 39 ft. 3 slides, B.O. 865-330-6338 in-motion Sat., 330 Cummins, 2 sofas, 45,000 miles, $35,000. 264 (731)540-1088 or email Sports poste5382@live.com DODGE VIPER 2000 ^ R/T 10 conv. 6K mi., dmg., $15,000. Autos Wanted 253 front 865-250-1480. A BETTER CASH OFFER for junk cars, Domestic 265 trucks, vans, running or not. 865-456-3500 BUICK LeSabre Ltd., fully equip., exc. WE BUY cond., 2002, 48K mi. JUNK CARS $9,450. 865-769-4000 865-776-2428 ***Web ID# 153412***

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