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Coffee Break

Brett Ridens, a graduate of Karns High School, has returned as the school’s new social studies teacher and girls soccer coach. In 1998, Brett was named “class clown” and his students get a kick out of it.

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Students help hurricane victims Byington-Solway students have set up collection boxes for donations to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Items needed include: blankets, winter hats, gloves, coats, T-shirts, socks, school supplies, books, and money to defray the cost of shipping.

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147 Million Orphans As part of Grace Baptist Church’s mission series “Break Our Hearts,” development pastor Todd Stewart welcomed Suzanne Mayernick and Gwen Oatsvall, founders of 147 Million Orphans foundation, to tell their personal adoption stories.

By Theresa Edwards

To page A-3 Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard Col. Grover Wilson and Staff Sgt. Brad Heun present the Medal of Honor flag. Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com

Horses need homes

Liz-Beth and Company hosted an artists’ reception “A Toast to Style” on Nov. 9, featuring works by Jeanne Grain Leemon, Sandy Brown and Rex Redd. Also featured were handblown glass pieces by Nathan Nardi, pen and ink architectural drawings by Brian Pittman and handcrafted fine jewelry by Gerald Vaughan.

By Theresa Edwards

See Theresa Edwards’ story on A-3

Oh what might have been …

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Cedar Bluff Middle School honored guest Colonel Bruce P. Crandall in a special ceremony, with the school bands playing patriotic music and the choir singing. Mayor Tim Burchett and Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre praised Crandall for his courage as a rescue helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War. Then Crandall honored the school for its commitment to the Congressional Medal of Honor Character Development program which teaches the values of good citizenship, courage and patriotism, integrated with their studies. He presented principal Christine Oehler with the first Congressional Medal of Honor flag in the nation. “It’s a wonderful privilege for me to be here to present this first flag to your school,” Crandall said. “I’m representing 80 of the living Medal of Honor recipients today. … We’re

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During winter workouts, spring practice, summer exercises, all of August and earlier in the season, when it still mattered, Kentucky at Tennessee had all the earmarks of a great grudge game. Oh what joy that would have been, leftover turkey and smoked Wildcats. Score 50 or 75 and get even for the mess made last November in Lexington. Start a new streak. Cuff ’em around. Leave no doubt who is boss in this little border rivalry.


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Dora is a one-year old female thoroughbred available for adoption. Photo by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com

Horse Haven has 38 horses available for adoption and several are under two years old. “The young ones are very much sought-after because you can train them the way you want, and these are all very sweet,” said Stephanie Solomon, equine manager. Dora, a one-year old female thoroughbred, is named after Dora the Explorer, because she is curious,” said Solomon. Ashley is a chestnut two-year old mustang, caught wild by the Bureau of Land Management. Mabel is a nine-month old mule. “She’ll be big. She would make a good riding mule,” said Solomon. E.T. is a young Tennessee walking horse, a colt. “There are definite advantages

to adopting a horse as opposed to buying one. We will tell you everything we know about the horse. We’re not in it to make money. We are donation-based and our adoption fee covers only a small amount of our costs,” said executive director Sonya Cowsert. “All of our horses are current on their shots, de-worming and feet work. We have evaluated them on their saddling,” Cowsert said. Adoptions involve facility checks and veterinarian references. “We want to make sure they go to good homes.” The next Neigh and Bray Adoption Day is 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, or or see horses by appointment by calling 609-4030. Horse Haven is located at 2417 Reagan Road off Hardin Valley.

Democrats clean up Karns By Theresa Edward The Karns 6th District Democrats adopt-a-road team cleaned up Beaver Ridge Road on sunny Saturday, Nov. 10. “It was a fun time to get together and celebrate the recent wins for the Democratic Party,” said coordinator Elizabeth Vacanti. The volunteers met at Hardees and picked up trash north on Beaver Ridge Road. There were a lot of cigarette butts. “People don’t realize that they can wash into creeks which go into treatment plants – that’s our water supply,” Caroline Greenwood said. “The cigarette butts need to go in the trash.” The next road clean-up will be Karns Democrats (6th District) clean up Beaver Ridge Road: Elizabeth Vacanti, Clay Mulford, Frank Schingle, Caroline in the spring. Greenwood and Janice Spoone are among those participating. Photo by T. Edwards


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Coffee Break with

Brett Ridens

Brett Ridens, a 1998 graduate of Karns High School, has returned as the school’s new social studies teacher and head coach for girls soccer – a team that finished in third place in the district this year. “It was fun this past football season taking tickets at the gate, seeing alumni there,” Brett said. In 1998, Brett was named “class clown” and his students get a kick out of it. His photo is in the KHS hall with his 1998 class. Last year, Brett taught world history and health at Kingston High School where he also coached volleyball and boys soccer. Brett earned his bachelor’s degree at Carson-Newman College and his master’s degree in education at Lincoln Memorial University. He has been married two years to Lee, an educational psychologist. In his spare time, Brett mostly enjoys being with his family and friends. “I really enjoy the outdoors,” he said. He likes hiking, camping, going to the lake or beach, and travelling. He also enjoys UT football and basketball games. Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Brett Ridens.

men’s basketball game and tripping on the stairs and falling while carrying Petro’s.

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you?

What are the top three things on your bucket list?

What is your social media of choice?

Pay off school loans, hike Machu Picchu, and (maybe) sky-dive.

What is one word others often use to describe you? Funny; funny personality, I guess.

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

What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie? “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.” (Gladiator) Know where you have come from, who you are, and what defines you!


What is your passion? Students.

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? Jesus or one of our nation’s founders like George Washington or Thomas Jefferson.

What are you guilty of? Enjoying food way too much.

What is your favorite material possession? iPhone 5.

What are you reading currently?

Knock on wood, but I have not had one yet.

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon and why? “Camp Candy.” I don’t know, just thought it was really funny.

What irritates you? Bad drivers (no blinkers, riding my bumper, driving slow in the fast lane, running red lights, etc.).

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

My wife. She is my biggest supporter and loves me unconditionally.

If you could do one impulsive thing what would it be?

What is the best present you ever received in a box?

Too many to choose from! One was while at a UT

What is the worst job you ever had?

What is your greatest fear?


What was your most embarrassing moment?


Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why? I still can’t quite get the hang of …

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A watch from my parents on my 18th birthday.

Failure. Buy a plane ticket with my wife and go somewhere completely random. – 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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‘A toast to style’ By Theresa Edwards Liz-Beth and Company hosted an artists’ reception “A Toast to Style” on Nov. 9, featuring works by Jeanne Grain Leemon, Sandy Brown and Rex Redd.

Artist Jeanne Grain Leemon and Liz Gobrecht, owner of Liz-Beth and Company, in front of the painting “Grandeur” Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com

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Also featured were hand-blown glass pieces by Nathan Nardi, pen and ink architectural drawings by Brian Pittman and handcrafted fine jewelry by Gerald Vaughan. The reception included a lavish array of hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting from around the world and a silent auction.

Artist Sandy Brown shows one of her newest paintings, “Sky High.”

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Medal of Honor flag very interested in this character development program because it is our legacy. We can leave nothing better with you young folks than the idea of sacrifice, courage and service that make up the good character in a citizen of our country.” Oehler brought the flag outside where the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard ceremoniously presented and raised the flag under the school’s U.S. flag. “Cedar Bluff Middle School is so honored to have the opportunity to meet with Colonel Crandall. We are so honored to be the recipients of the first Congressional Medal of Honor flag and we appreciate all the opportunities it represents for our

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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: www.cwkch.com/.

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Brad Anders speaks at GKBA

The Greater Karns Business Association is a great place to network and listen to interesting speakers. It meets the second Thursday of each month at the Community Club building on Oak Ridge Highway. Visitors are invited. Starting in March, a quarterly evening meeting will enable more people to participate. November’s meeting featured Commissioner Brad Anders, who answered questions about capital improvements in Karns. The sidewalk being built The first Congressional Medal of Honor Society flag waves around the Karns Library, with the U.S. flag at Cedar Ingles and Karns ElemenBluff Middle School. Photo by T. tary School should be comEdwards of TEPHOTOS.com pleted in the spring. “It’s going to be a heavily-used students and our commu- sidewalk, a great addition in Karns,” Anders said. nity,” said Oehler.

■ Greater Karns Business Association meets at noon each second Thursday at the Karns Community Club building on Oak Ridge Highway. Info: Alisa Pruett, 603-4273, or www. karnsbusiness.com/. ■ Karns Republican Club meets 7 p.m. each first Tuesday at Karns Middle School library. Info: Lorraine Coffey, 660-3677. ■ Karns Community Club meets 7:30 p.m. each first Tuesday at Karns Community Center on Oak Ridge Highway. Info: Don Gordon, 938-1655. ■ Karns Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday at the Karns Community Club building on Oak Ridge Highway. Info: www.karnslionsclub.com/. ■ West Knox Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday at the new Silver Spoon restaurant at 210 Lovell.

Christmas parade

Brad Anders speaks at GKBA. A site study is underway to determine a feasible location for the new senior center, preferably in the Karns area, according to Anders. School rezoning is not expected to extend to the Karns schools, he said.

The Karns Christmas parade will be Saturday, Dec. 8, with lineup at 9 a.m. in Ingles parking lot. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. and marches west on Oak Ridge Highway. No registration or entry fee is required. Just show up. “Floats are needed,” said Roger Kane. Monetary prizes will be awarded for the “best floats.” Info: Alisa Pruett at 603-4273.

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government Rogero withdraws fence project Mayor Madeline Rogero has withdrawn the resolution to erect a chainlink fence for $290,000 around part of the Safety Building in East Knoxville. The official reason is that it needs further review and discussion. The resolution was facing defeat due to the strong opposition of council member and former mayor Daniel Brown in whose district it is located and who had not been consulted on it prior to its introduction. Many leaders in Knoxville’s African-American community, including civic leader Margaret Gaiter and longtime pastor Harold Middlebrook, had voiced strong opposition when they learned of it. Opponents felt such an ugly structure sends the wrong message for one of the major gateways into East Knoxville near the Alex Haley Statue, Mabry-Hazen House and Beck Cultural Center, not to mention Morningside Park. This withdrawal allows further reflection on alternative ways to curb reported vandalism at the Safety Building parking lot, such as more lighting, and saves city taxpayers $290,000 for other more pressing projects which the mayor and council may favor. It also allows time to explain why any fence is needed at all. Other buildings nearby do not have fences around them such as the Coliseum, SunTrust Bank and the Marriott. Do not expect this chain-link fence proposal to return anytime soon, even in a more decorative form. It has become toxic from a political standpoint. Mayor Rogero is not likely to spend political capital disappointing the African-American community to erect an ugly fence which would be a daily reminder to East Knoxville that their wishes were ignored. ■ Meanwhile a storm is brewing in South Knoxville over the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s plan to extend the South Knoxville Boulevard to John Sevier and Chapman highways by cutting across ridge tops and the new urban wilderness. A public hearing is set for Thursday, Dec. 6, at South-Doyle. It should be crowded.

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■ Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis, who represents South Knoxville, has come out in favor of the urban wilderness, which has been created in the last 5 years and would be severely harmed by this project. The cost of the road extension would be excessive in terms Nick Pavlis of benefits achieved. Two city parks, Marie Myers and William Hastie, would be negatively impacted. Pavlis has effectively articulated sound reasons for keeping these benefits along with the stellar work of Carol Evans and Brian Hann of Legacy Parks. Hopefully, Gov. Haslam will direct TDOT to halt plans and spend the money more effectively upgrading Chapman Highway as Henley Bridge re-opens. Pavlis deserves credit for taking such a progressive stand. ■ The death of Farragut’s first mayor, Robert H. Leonard, last week was a lost to the entire community. A longtime member of Bob Leonard the Optimist Club, he was always optimistic and battled hard for Farragut’s right to exist. He and I settled the lawsuit by Knoxville which I inherited when elected mayor in 1987 and removed the legal cloud over Farragut’s existence. He was a real gentleman and family man. ■ County Mayor Tim Burchett skipped over former sheriff Tim Hutchison for a seat on the Hallsdale Powell Utility District board of commissioners to pick Todd Cook who works for Sheriff Jimmy “JJ” Jones. Cook is not likely to serve 30 years on this board as his predecessor did. ■ Sen. Howard Baker celebrated his 87th birthday on Thursday, Nov. 14, in Huntsville, Tenn.



Homeowners group writes success story If the historic but sadly dilapidated Kennedy-Baker-Walker-Sherrill House, located at the entrance to the new Sherrill Hill development on Kingston Pike just west of Cedar Bluff Road, is, indeed, saved – and that looks very possible at this point – there will be a long list of people to thank. At the top of the list will be various members of the Council of West Knox County Homeowners, who have spent years tirelessly trying to secure a “happily ever after” status for the historic residence. John McCook told CWKCH members at their meeting last week that he and others have been meeting with Franklin Square developer Bill Hodges, who hopes to restore the house for use as individual offices if all the legal matters – including an historic overlay issue – can be worked out. McCook said that while the outside of the structure appears to be falling apart, the interior “is pristine. What others have seen as an eyesore, Bill Hodges sees as a jewel.” McCook and his wife, Tootie, are residents of the adjacent Seven Oaks subdivision, which has seen a dramatic increase in burglaries since work on the 100-acre Sherrill Hill site made pedestrian access to

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week and many folks heading out of town, both the Knox County Commission and the school board have set meetings. The school board will hold an extended workshop at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in the boardroom of the Andrew Johnson Building. If you can’t attend, this would be a good meeting to watch on Comcast Cable Channel 10 or online at knoxschools. org. Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre will tackle the system’s report card – which schools made gains and which didn’t. Knox County Commission will meet a week early, at 1:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the City County Building. Roundabouts: Adding insult to injury, the engineering firm of Cannon and Cannon Inc. is on the agenda for a supplemental appropriation of $18,873 for design services related to “intersection improvements” at Bob Gray Road and Bob Kirby Road and another $18,873 for design services for “intersection improvements” at Bob Gray and Mabry Hood roads. These extra services re-

West Knox GOP Roger Kane of Karns, newly-elected state representative from the 89th District, visits with Valerie Whiting of Farragut, retired Lt. Col USAF, and Claire Crouch of Cosby, president of the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women, at last week’s meeting of the West Knox Republican Club. Photo by Anne Hart before City Council. She said CWKCH members generally agree on matters that come before it – including those in which the organization will ask to be heard by various governmental bodies. “We represent neighborhoods that need representation because of zoning or other issues that threaten quality of life or property values. We aren’t talking about big government or small government. We’re

talking about the power of the people.” During the last year, the council has successfully negotiated with several Kingston Pike businesses regarding signage, worked with Weigel’s representatives to improve the architectural design of a new store on Ebenezer Road, and is now actively involved with Knox County Commissioner Richard Briggs in his attempt to regulate billboards in the county.

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sulted in a recommendation which mirrored Cannon and Cannon’s first thought: let’s build roundabouts! Bigfoot: Mayor Tim Burchett has invited some friends to town to hunt for Bigfoot, and Howard Phillips fed them baloney at a reception Friday at Powell Realty and Auction. Peddlers: R. Larry Smith’s effort to clear the byways of peddlers is on the agenda. It sailed through last week’s workshop with 10 votes (and one absence). Scott DesJarlais admitted sexual relationships with “two co-workers, three patients and a drug rep” while serving as chief of staff at a hospital in Jasper, Tenn. This led lawyer Dennis Francis to joke on “Inside Tennessee” that DesJarlais has brought us the “Housewives of Jasper.” And it leads to this Pop Quiz:

What are two coworkers, three patients and a drug rep? A) Folks invited to your next birthday party B) Who sat at the bar when the blind monkey sang C) Headliners at the next Scott DesJarlais “family values rally.” Up on the rooftops: Solar panels won’t be coming to Union County where the commission dropped the axe on John Kemp of Earth Right last week. It was Kemp’s 7th visit to the county. He proposed a 20-year agreement that cost the county nothing but would return $900 per year per site. Kemp would keep the tax credits and income from selling the energy back to KUB or Powell Valley. The biggest energy burst was the lightning that struck John Kemp when the commission abruptly voted to table his proposal. Tennessee Virtual Academy, which operates a K-8 school through Union County Public Schools, has yet another trick up its corporate sleeve. The county commission learned last week that the county’s 4-year contract (which never was approved by the commission) has a reduction in

Roadkill USA payment for the final two years. The cash-strapped local system will earn four percent of the state’s perpupil money in years one and two, but only two percent in years three and four. Who wrote this contract? “We had a team of lawyers put that contract together,” said Director of Schools Wayne Goforth. Oops. Maybe Union County should have called in two co-workers, three patients and a drug rep.

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Thurston and the chimp MALCOLM’S CORNER | Malcolm Shell I suppose all small communities have a guy who can perform a variety of chores. My community of Concord had one of the best. His name was Thurston Raper. While he never held the social status of the village’s more notable citizens, he was loved and held in high esteem by those who knew him. I seriously doubt that there was a single family that didn’t use his services from time to time. Thurston lived under austere conditions but managed to provide food and shelter. During the winter he walked the railroad tracks picking up loose coal that

had fallen from coal cars. He would walk several miles one way then bring the coal back to where he started and then walk in the opposite direction and return the gathered coal to his pile. Most people would have been glad to give him coal, but Thurston would not have felt comfortable taking something that he had not earned. Thurston had several chores that he performed on a regular basis, such as sweeping the floor and gathering trash from around commercial buildings. My father, a railroad telegrapher, hired Thurston regularly to help

tidy up the premises around the train depot. And the postmaster hired him to hang the mail bag on a crane-like arm where it was caught by baggage car personnel as the train came through. But, of all the experiences that Thurston had, I am sure that one stood out in his memory above all the rest. Thurston was the local gravedigger and he made an art out of it. Today, graves are opened with a backhoe, but Thurston dug them with a pick and shovel during the hot summer months and in winter when the ground was frozen. His graves were a perfect size, the walls were cut to a perfect vertical and all edges were cut at precisely 90 degrees. It was during such a grave opening that this story begins. Ray Hobbs, who owned the local TV sales and service establishment, had a pet chimpanzee. The chimp was kept at his service establishment and people would often go by and visit the chimp, whose name was Mike. Mike had a habit of getting loose on a regular basis and running through the

village. Ray was the only one who could coax him back into his cage. On one hot summer day, Thurston was digging a grave in the Masonic Cemetery which was quite close to where Mike was housed. Well, on that particular day, Mike had managed to escape. When Thurston looked up he was startled to see a chimp sitting on the side of the grave eating the sandwich he’d brought for lunch. Thurston yelled at the chimp. It jumped into the grave and Thurston came out of the grave about as fast as the chimp jumped in. Hoping to save the rest of his lunch, Thurston chased the chimp around the grave several times and finally threw his shovel toward it. Well, the chimp got the picture really quickly, picked up the shovel and began to chase Thurston around the grave and finally threw the shovel at him. Apparently, Mike thought it was a game he was being invited to play. When Ray realized the chimp was gone and observed all the commotion occurring in the adjacent cemetery, he came run-

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ning with a leash and some food to entice the chimp to give up the chase. I am sure Ray replaced Thurston’s sandwich, but I doubt he could replace the memory of his rather traumatic experience with Mike. After several months and several more escapes, Ray decided that Mike was not going to change his ways. So he built a sturdy cage at the railroad depot and that became Mike’s temporary home. All the railroad people got to know Mike and often brought him food. And the community folks would stop to visit him on a regular basis. Mike was finally turned over to a zoo where he spent the rest of his life with other chimps. I have often wondered whether he taught them the same game of “throw the shovel.” Most of the old timers who remember Thurston’s encounter with the chimp are no longer with us, including Thurston, but there are still some who remember the incident and are quick to tell their version of what happened.

Professional photographer Hazel Erikson with one of her photo-tocanvas conversions taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway Photo by C. Taylor

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Oh what might have been During winter workouts, spring practice, summer exercises, all of August and earlier in the season, when it still mattered, Kentucky at Tennessee had all the earmarks of a great grudge game. Oh what joy that would have been, leftover turkey and smoked Wildcats. Score 50 or 75 and get even for the mess made last November in Lexington. Start a new streak. Cuff ’em around. Leave no doubt who is boss in this little border rivalry. Ouch. It hurts to consider what transpired. The orange quarterback who didn’t play very well at the end of 2011 and was

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accused of not caring, and still behaved as a juvenile delinquent in June and July, noticed pro scouts frowning, grew up some and threw really big numbers at weaker foes. Great arm, absolutely great. Where there was no running game, one developed. It isn’t awesome but it is noticeable. The offensive

line matured and became a source of pride. Which hand James Stone used for centering ceased to matter. Receivers performed much as advertised. Well, Cordarrelle Patterson was even more exciting. Yes, some of his moves were sideways but they were magical. The defense? Prayers were not enough. This group fluctuated between helpless and hopeless. Don’t try to do the math on cost per stop – salaries, office space, courtesy cars, cellphones, whistles, caps, food, travel, overheated calculators trying to keep count of the yardage. Players were extra.

Blessed be my rock The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation. Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name. (2 Samuel 22: 47, 50 KJV) As is so often the case, I know this text because I have sung it; not in a hymn, nor an anthem, but in a praise chorus. I will admit (and there are those who know this about me and love me anyway) that

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contemporary praise music is not my native tongue. It is not that I don’t like it, or can’t sing it. And I admit there are some real gems among its additions to church music. The plain truth is that I think the faith is more complex than simple praise. There is also a place in our church music for hymns that challenge us, that call us out beyond ourselves, that

Kentucky didn’t contribute much toward making the great grudge match meaningful. It lost by 40-0 to visiting Vanderbilt and got Joker fired with time still on the clock. He was going, either way. We have learned that Southeastern Conference coaches who do not win are replaced. This is extra-large business. There are few discounts in debt service. Empty seats are a waste. Patience is not a virtue. You have heard the trumpets and the battle cry: Fire the coach and maybe the athletic director and chancellor, if they get in the way. Dearly departed coaches are seldom crushed. They go with big buyouts, sign on with ESPN and live happily ever after – unless they are recycled.

Alas, they are sometimes replaced by other coaches who get paid a lot but do not win in the Southeastern Conference. Tough league. Oh, you have noticed. What Kentucky-Tennessee has been reduced to is a going-away present. Think kindly of those who will leave early for the NFL. Please applaud as seniors are introduced. This is their final fling on Shields-Watkins Field – unless they make large donations or until they are legends at some distant homecoming. I admire Ben Bartholomew, third-generation Volunteer, willing to try any assignment, faithful to the finish. And Herman Lathers, linebacker who would never give up. Tight end Mychal Rivera did his job. Offensive guard

Dallas Thomas was on the Outland Trophy watch list but may not win. Wideout Zach Rogers certainly contributed, especially against the Carolinas. I salute linebacker Willie Bohannon and defensive backs Prentiss Waggner, Marsalis Teague and Rod Wilks. Strange that some were more functional last year than this. How about Joseph Ayres becoming a starter for a few minutes. What a surprise when Darin Gooch was a late May discovery at Butte junior college. There are other seniors, long-suffering. Sorry they didn’t get to experience Tennessee on top. Yes, we still remember.

acknowledge our brokenness and our uncertainty, that allow us to lament, to weep and to grow. Besides which, I am nearing the age when I can defend any unpopular opinion I have with, “What do you want from me? I’m old!” But this particular text, even in the King James Version, has a cadence to it, a swing. Go back to the top of this column and read the first sentence of that 2 Samuel text out loud. Read it with emphasis, like you

mean it! You see? You hear that rhythm? This Thanksgiving week, while we are giving thanks and carving the turkey, let’s remember the gifts we have been given: ■ A God who is the rock of our salvation ■ A world of wonder and beauty ■ “Eyes that love us, arms that hold” – Sara Teasdale ■ Freedom ■ A song of praise to sing ■ Ingathered family and friends

■ Our next breath ■ Our dear friends who are far away ■ Our four-legged friends who sit at our feet ■ A Bible, in whatever version you prefer ■ Brave men and women who serve in dangerous places ■ Work that has meaning ■ Forgiveness ■ Grace ■ And first, last, always, and forever, Love For all of your gifts to us, dear Lord, we thank you.

UT NOTES ■ Dr. Charles Glisson, who established the Children’s Mental Health Services Research Center in the College of Social Work, has been inducted into the Glisson

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HEALTH NOTES American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Glisson, a Chancellor’s Professor and University Distinguished Professor, founded the Research Center in 1988 and currently serves as its director. ■ The College of Business Administration has received a “three palmes” in the 2012 Eduniversal survey,

indicating an excellent business school that is nationally strong and has international links. Palmes substitute for stars, which are typically used in rankings; a multicolored palme is part of Eduniversal’s logo. ■ The College of Law is one of the best and most affordable law schools in the nation, according to

two publications. The 2013 Princeton Review’s “Best 168 Law Schools” describes UT’s College of Law as “affordable, practical and blessed with a touch of Southern charm.” On Being a Black Lawyer’s (OBABL) 2013 “Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools” lists the college as one of the “10 Best Bargain Law Schools.”

■ Parkinson Support Group of East Tennessee (PK Hope Is Alive) will meet 11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the Family Life Center of Kern UMC, 451 E. Tennessee Ave. in Oak Ridge. Kate and Dale Allen from Family Caregiver Services will present “Stress Reduction and Emergency Planning in Parkinson’s.” There will be a light lunch served. Info:

Karen Sampsell, 482-4867, e-mail pkhopeisalive@ bellsouth.net or visit www. pkhopeisalive.org. ■ Alexander Technique Introduction, presented by Lilly Sutton, is 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Bearden Library Branch, 100 Golf Club Road. Free, but preregistration is required. Info or to register: 387-7600 or www.LillySutton.com.


147 million orphans By Theresa Edwards As part of Grace Baptist Church’s mission series “Break Our Hearts,” development pastor Todd Stewart welcomed Suzanne Mayernick and Gwen Oatsvall, founders of 147 Million Orphans foundation, to tell their personal adoption stories. The name says the bottom line ... There are 147 million orphans in the world. The organization’s vision is to see no child in need of basic necessities. It seeks out and completes projects to provide food, water or medicine domestically and internationally. Much of its work is done in Honduras, Haiti and Uganda. Suzanne and Gwen are both moms who love orphans. They met six years

Suzanne Mayernick and Gwen Oatsvall, founders of 147 Million Orphans foundation Todd Stewart, pastor of development at Grace Baptist Church ago when both were going through their first adoptions; one domestic and one international. Thirteen kids and seven adoptions later, they are bound together as

friends with a mission to help others, speaking up for orphans everywhere. “Our personal journey morphed into helping others,” Gwen said. Gwen and her husband, Scott, have two biological sons and four adopted chil-

Coupons for skaters who give By Suzanne Foree Neal Nadia Kogeler grew up in a family that helped those less fortunate, so she was aware of the struggles of many in inner cities. When she went to Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, she learned about poverty in rural Appalachia. The southeastern Ohio city is part of the Appalachian region. The desire to help came full circle when Kogeler, general manager of Cool Sports in Farragut, heard about the Mission of Hope program to help Appalachian children. She knew that was a charity she wanted to support. The business is now in its third year collecting toys, food and other items for the cause, with a goal of filling six barrels this year. To help that happen, Cool Sports is offering coupons

dren: two Chinese girls and an African boy and girl. Suzanne and her husband, Mike, have four biological children and three adopted children. Terri Bowles of Bethany Christian Services of Knoxville also shared with the

for free skating to anyone who brings in a needed item the week of Nov. 26 through Dec. 2. In keeping with the rainbow colors associated with the Mission of Hope, Kogeler has designed tie-dyed T-shirts for the staff to wear. The shirts debuted Friday at a kick-off party on the ice rink. “The Mission of Hope struck a chord with me the first day I was introduced to it through a women’s study at church,” says Kogeler. “There is such a need to reach out and help those in our surrounding communities. You never know who might need a helping hand like you get from Mission of Hope.” Kogeler said she is con-

Guest pianist Doris Talley Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com

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fident Cool Sports customers will help reach the goal of filling six barrels. “The Mission of Hope connects with me by showing how we can give back as a business. I’m also trying to help raise awareness while giving back.” This will be the 17th year for Mission of Hope’s Christ-

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Fans jump and cheer as Zac Carter slam dunks a final basket as HVA wins over Cocke County 60-50.

Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre and Mayor Tim Burchett as “principal for a day” meet 4th graders Annabelle Carter and Bailee Hackney. Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com

Alaina White performs with the HVA dance team. The team performed a specially choreographed show at half-time, while the cheerleaders did multiple flips during time-outs.

‘Principal Burchett’ at Ball Camp

Hardin Valley gets two wins

By Theresa Edwards Principal Brandon Pratt welcomed Mayor Tim Burchett who stepped in as “principal for a day” at Ball Camp Elementary, accompanied by Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre. “I appreciate Dr. McIntyre and the school system giving us the opportunity to be ‘principal for a day.’ I’m in schools every week, but it’s always good to visit them and see what a fine job our teachers are doing and how they are preparing our young citizens,” said Burchett. The men visited several

classrooms, meeting and greeting students. Jessica Sullivan and her 5th grade class had a special surprise – they sang a cheerful tune “Order of Operations” along with choreography. “That was great,” McIntyre said. “This program is really exciting. We have county commissioners, media folks and different community leaders out being ‘principals for a day’ today. We have about 80 participants, showcasing all the great things going on in our schools,” said McIntyre. “It’s a lot of fun.”

Help for hurricane victims By Theresa Edwards Tennessee volunteers have always risen to the occasion when needs arise, so Byington-Solway students invite our community to join in helping those in Lower Manhattan where Hurricane Sandy left water and mud in classrooms, homes

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HVA guard Caitlin Mann shows determination as the suspense mounts in a backand-forth game. Hardin Valley beat Cocke County 56-50. Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com

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Byington-Solway early childhood education students Breanna Zink, Brittany Gleaton, Erica Smith and (back) teacher Wendy Erwin gather supplies to help Hurricane Sandy victims. Photo by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com

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Graduation rate jumps at Gibbs High Principal credits staff, hard work By Jake Mabe

Gibbs High School principal Lynn Hill Photo by Jake Mabe

Collaboration. A whole lot of hard work. Eleven steps. Those are the reasons Gibbs High School principal Lynn Hill says the school achieved a 94 percent graduation rate for 2012, seven percentage points ahead of this year’s federallyrequired mark of 87 percent. “That graduation rate is excellent,� Hill says. “We designed 11 specific steps to help us reach that goal.� 1.

Pyramid of Interventions Developed by each department to provide strategies for struggling students. 2. Tutoring Held before and after school, specifically in English, math and science. 3. Advisory groups Groups of students are mentored by the same teacher for their four years of high school. “It provides guidance and academic support for student success,� Hill says. 4. Multiple notification to parents Hill says parents are notified about student achievement, attendance, performance and other issues in a myriad of ways – phone calls, emails, through the school’s website, and through the Parent Portal, in which parents can see their student’s attendance and grades, for example, in virtual “real time.� 5. Graduation requirement meetings Guidance counselors hold meetings that specifically highlight graduation requirements during school hours for juniors and seniors and at night for parents. 6. Academic recovery Hill says students have multiple opportunities to make up lost credits through recovery credits, e-learning and summer school. 7. The Learning Center Available during the school day, it can be used as a time for students to earn recovery credits or to improve study skills. 8. Freshman Academy Gibbs High established its version


of a freshman academy during the 2009-10 school year. Hill says the purpose is to give teachers a common plan to collaborate with regard to student achievement. At Gibbs, 9th-grade students were housed in the same area of the school for part of the day. Its purpose for freshmen is to ease their transition into high school. Hill says the freshman academy will be returning next year. 9. Attendance Hill says that both student and teacher attendance are closely monitored, “because research shows that teacher (absenteeism) can also have a negative effect on student achievement.� 10. “Skinnies� Filed under what he calls “thinking outside the box,� Hill says that “skinnies� divide the 90-minute block schedule period, so that teachers and groups of students are paired together. For example,









a group of students would be with a math teacher for 45 minutes of the block and with an English teacher for the remaining 45 minutes. “The advantage is the teacher has the students all year long. The disadvantage is it’s a very short period. We’re probably going to do some adjustments and perhaps make the periods longer.� 11. Creation of a graduate coach Hill says this piece has been critical to the graduation rate improvement. The graduation coach (at Gibbs, it is longtime English teacher Liz Honeycutt) has a threepart job: identifying at-risk students, setting up a plan for them to graduate and monitoring them, “whether that means bringing kids in for meetings or calling mom or dad about a

missed assignment. “She’s on them like a duck on a June bug.� Hill says the school’s next main academic goal is to close achievement gaps in all subject areas as charted through a three-year “slope� average. He says his staff has embraced the PLC (Professional Learning Community) collaboration time. Each department is required to create a SMART (Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Timed) Goal, either a short-term or long-term goal, and delineate specific ways to achieve it, as well as work together on common instruction and common assessment. “I’ve never seen a staff so focused. Each department decides the best time for them to collaborate for 30 minutes each week, either before school, after school or on an early release day. “It also helps with camaraderie.�

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Library adventures at CAK Grandparents Day

Mary Faith and David Enyart, author and illustrator of the Smoky Mountain Stickboy series, speak to CAK students.

The Christian Academy of Knoxville will host Grandparents Day Tuesday, Nov. 20. CAK students are encouraged to invite grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and other mentors to join them at school on this day. The Grandparents Day Program will take place in the Campus Center Gym at 1 p.m. Other activities are being planned in the Elementary School. Contact CAK’s Elementary School at 865-690-4721 ext. 100 with questions.

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One never knows what adventures await in the library. This was certainly the case on Nov. 1, when the Pre-K through 5th-

grade students, along with faculty and homeschool students, attended the first-ever author and illustrator visit to CAK’s elementary library.

CAK tops “Best Of” list Each year, Cityview Magazine publishes a “Best of” issue showcasing the best that Knoxville has to offer. For the second consecutive year, Christian Academy of Knoxville is on that list. In fact, after sharing the honor with other schools in 2011, CAK was the unanimous selection for best Private School in the Elementary, Middle and High School categories for 2012 with more than 120,000 surveyed.

CAK teachers Bonney Daves and Angela Mynatt won in the Best Teacher category. “I know the tremendously gifted individuals that the Lord has brought to CAK and how He has blessed our work,” said CAK superintendent Scott Sandie. “I give praise to the Lord and congratulate every employee for using your gifts for his glory at CAK!”

While cleaning out the library this summer, CAK’s new librarian, Adrienne Toro, found a book in a desk drawer. Toro took the book home to read and found a clue: a postcard from the author and the illustrator indicating their desire to visit CAK. “After reading the book, I knew it was one that our students would enjoy,” Toro said. “The story is full of adventure, culture, local history, safety and humor. Readers identify with the characters and build friendships through the pages of the book.” Upon further review, another clue emerged: the identification of the illustrator as a retired professor from Johnson University. Johnson University has a long-time relationship with CAK through the training of countless interns, many of whom are part of our current faculty. The final clue: their visit would be free! “That is unheard of,” said Toro. “All other authors and illustrators cost thousands of dollars for a visit. I knew then that this would be a good fit for our school.”

Dr. David and Mary Faith Enyart are the creative team of the Smoky Mountain Stickboy adventure series. There are two books in the series and another in the works. Mary Faith, a retired 3rd-grade teacher and the author of the stories, spoke about the writing process and facts and safety issues about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Enyarts are avid visitors to the Smokies and based their first book on Wears Valley. Their second book includes a visit to Cade’s Cove. David, a retired preaching professor, led students in a hands-on illustrating lesson. Those in attendance also enjoyed book signings, photos, door prizes and a purchasing table. More than $1,100 was raised through book purchases. The Enyarts said that was the best return they’ve ever had with a school visit. You can visit the Enyarts’ website at www. SmokyMountainStickboy. com. Their current books, “Rescue in the Wild” and “Thief in the Park,” can be found in CAK’s elementary library.

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ETTAC provides modified toys for Christmas

HVA students practice for the upcoming “Wizard of Oz” musical: Melita Piercy (Dorothy), Sam Horsley (Scarecrow), Hayley Schneider (Lion) and Chandler Guzman (Tin Man). Photo by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com

‘Wizard of Oz’ coming to HVA By Theresa Edwards Hardin Valley Academy’s theater team will present the classic tale of a young Kansas girl who dreams of a better world “somewhere over the rainbow.” When Dorothy is thrust into the eye of a tornado and lands in the fantasy world of Oz, she soon finds herself in a heap of trouble. With the help of three unlikely friends, she discovers there is no place like home.

HVA has two wonderful casts for this musical: Taylor Acosta and Melita Piercy as Dorothy, Paige Cobble and Sam Horsley as the Scarecrow, Chandler Guzman and Alex Kaplan as the Tin Man and Hayley Schneider and Logan Monroe as the Cowardly Lion. The shows are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

East Tennessee Technology Access Center’s annual toy tech party will be held 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at Kerbela Shrine Temple, 315 Mimosa Avenue. The event is for children with disabilities who cannot use their hands to play with typical toys. Families who live in east Tennessee who would like to receive an accessible toy should register by calling 219-0130 no later than Friday, Nov. 30. The party will include Santa, music, crafts and food. Children will get to pick the toy of their choice. If you miss the party, your child can still receive a toy but registration is mandatory. Info: visit www. discoveret.org/ettac.

SCHOOL NOTES Farragut High ■ Gently used or new coats, hats and gloves are being collected for “Coats for the Cold.” Drop off outside the first floor office through Tuesday, Nov. 20. ■ PTSO annual memberships are being accepted. Cost is $25.

Greenway School ■ A visitor’s open house will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, for interested families.

Hardin Valley Academy ■ The HVA Dance Team and

Byington-Solway will collect money this week during lunch for Hurricane Sandy victims. Kids’ gloves, winter hats, blankets, socks and school supplies will also be collected. ■ A student from West Point will speak to sophomore and junior students 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. ■ Class rings will be delivered Tuesday, Nov. 20. Balance is due upon pick up. ■ A Madrigal Dinner will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Cokesbury UMC west campus.

be held Tuesday, Nov. 20. ■ Santa pictures are Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 27-29.

HVA leadership class students Elizabeth Chastain, Hannah Dew, Mary Elizabeth Dew, Madalyn Neal, Brandon Pollock and Madison Pulner “understand and unite to uphold higher standards” in a stop bullying presentation to Cedar Bluff Middle School 7th graders. Photo by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com

‘Stop bullying’ campaign By Theresa Edwards Hardin Valley Academy leadership class has created Project U to help end bullying among teens and build a positive community through understanding and unity to uphold higher standards. Project U was first unveiled to Knox County principals as a plea to solicit their partnership as students voice the need for state legislation and local action to end bullying. The vision has rapidly expanded in Knox County. Coaches who have shared the campaign with their sports teams have received 100 percent participation with athletes creat-

ing a slogan and poster representing their teams’ commitment to end bullying. The leadership class students are working on video contests to create opportunities for conversations and awareness on the topic. These students are now sharing presentations to other schools. Monday, Nov. 19, they will meet with state Reps. Ryan Haynes and Roger Kane. “Efforts to raise awareness and remind our students that bullying is not an acceptable behavior will continue as this spreads across Knox County,” said leadership instructor Ramona Dew.

‘Music Man Jr.’ at Karns Middle

Monday, Nov. 19. The performance is free,

Karns Middle School’s 8th grade chorus will present “Music Man Jr.” 7 p.m.

although donations will be accepted to help with costs of production.

■ Music program for 5th grade classes with Mr. Rayford will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Webb School ■ An admissions open house for grades K-5 will be held 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the lower school commons. To RSVP or for more info, call Deborah Gross at 291-3864.

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Historic home may have savior News last week that Bill Hodges, developer of Franklin Square and Franklin Hills subdivision, is the developer who wants to buy the Kennedy-Baker-WalkerSherrill house brought a lot of smiles to those who care about the historic home. Kim Trent, Knox Heritage executive director, said Hodges’ intentions are to save the house and convert it to office space. The house, located at 9320 Kingston Pike, was built in 1849 and was named Knoxville’s most endangered historic building this year by Knox Heritage. Hodges’ restoration proposal was approved on Thursday, Nov. 15, by the Knoxville Historic Zoning Commission. Hodges’ involvement in the Sherrill house came after some earnest requests from those who know the developer. One source, who asked not to be identified, said that Hodges was asked to step in with a plan for the house because, “he is a straightshooter who will walk away if it can’t be done right.” As for Hodges, he said he is pleased with the progress so far, but pleads for patience. “This is a slow process, and things must be taken a step at a time. To portray this as a ‘done deal’ is incorrect. I am encouraged, but there are housekeeping details that still have to be worked out.” And the devil, so to speak, is in those details. Hodges has worked hard through the process to bring all the parties to the table – the developers, the Seven

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Oaks Homeowners Association and Knox Heritage, specifically. “These are people who deserved to have input into the process, and they have views I respect,” he said. “They have been wonderful to work with. Now I must figure out whether or not the existing development requirements will allow me to operate as independently as possible, to maintain the landscaping to my standards and to be economically viable and sustainable. “I have to make sure the plan for the house will not be negatively impacted by the things going on around it.” Also playing a part in the Sherrill House future is the proposal by Southeast Realty Consultants, an Atlanta development firm that owns the house and property, to shrink the Historical Overlay zoning boundaries on the east and south sides of the site. That proposal was also approved by the Historic Zoning Commission on Nov. 15 and now will be considered by the Metropolitan Planning Commission and Knoxville City Council. Hodges said shrinking the overlay is not a negative for his plan but was actually necessary. “In order for the developer to do for me what I need, they have to have the

At the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Nov. 8, Mayor Ralph McGill presents a proclamation to Bettye Sisco, left, and Joan McIntee to mark 25 years for the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce. Sisco is the organization’s president, and McIntee is a lifetime member. Photo by S.F. Neal new overlay,” said Hodges. The area surrounding the house is already home to Academy Sports, Aldi’s grocery and GFS Marketplace, with plans announced for a retail center that would include a Starbucks and a Salsarita’s. The proposed “shrinking” of the overlay is by approximately 35 feet from the south rear porch of the house and approximately 10 feet from the eastern wall of the house, according to documents submitted to the Historic Zoning Commission. The proposal also calls for drive aisles on the front, east and west sides, plus parking on the west side. Hodges’ plan, in part, calls for replacing the roofing with wood shingles on the main house, kitchen and west wing; restoring or replicating in wood the windows and shutters; restoring the existing front door; replacing the porch ceiling and floors with indigenous woods; removing the furnace flue that was added in the 1920s; restoring and cleaning the remaining brick; and rebuilding the east and southwest porches. Hodges said he has until Dec. 13 when the proposal goes to the MPC to get the answers he needs. ■ With all the excitement

surrounding the opening of Costco in Farragut last week, leaders at the Farragut Business Alliance are doing their part to spread that excitement to other Farragut businesses. Executive director Allison Sousa says the alliance and the town of Farragut have partnered again this year to encourage seasonal shopping at “home” with the Shop Farragut Holiday Campaign. The coordinated effort gives participating businesses additional resources and exposure during the Christmas shopping season. The Shop Farragut Holiday Campaign kicked off Saturday, Nov. 17, and will continue through Dec. 31. There is no charge for businesses to participate, but the business must be registered and have a town of Farragut business license. Perks include group advertising and promotion valued at more than $15,000 and the opportunity to display special event signage for a six-week period, without it counting against the four annual special permits businesses are allowed during the year. Shop Farragut has a smartphone app that posts deals and specials for participating businesses. The website, www.farragutbusiness. com, also has printable coupons.

Dorothy Phillips, resident at Isabella Towers, accepts a Thanksgiving dinner basket from Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation at last year’s turkey donation. Each year, KCDC provides turkeys and staff at each property donate the fixings. Phillips’ box included a full turkey dinner and even treats for her dog, Chippy.

Turkey Day at KCDC By Alvin Nance Thanksgiving is a time to count the blessings we have in our lives, to think about others and share our blessings with them as well. That’s a philosophy Nance we have put into practice here at KCDC year-round, but especially during this holiday season. Every Thanksgiving, our senior asset managers at each property choose one or two families at each site, depending on the size of the property, to receive a box with everything they need to cook a full Thanksgiving dinner. I particularly enjoy doing this because it shows that we are more than just a landlord. We really care about our residents and want the holidays to be just as special for them as they are for us. KCDC picks up the tab for the turkeys, and our wonderful KCDC employees provide all the Thanksgiving fixings. Our Community Involvement Committee organizes the donations and make

sure every box has what the residents need. The week of Thanksgiving, KCDC employees travel to each of the homes, knock on the door and provide a needy family with turkey, stuffing, gravy, canned vegetables, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, packaged desserts and other nonperishable items to make their holiday special. Our senior asset manager at Autumn Landing, Kristie Toby, told me she has been overwhelmed at the food donations she’s received from her employees. She has enough to fill two boxes, one for a senior citizen and another for a four-person household. The newly-formed Autumn Landing Resident Association will travel to these houses on Tuesday and surprise the residents with their delicious meal. This is happening across our 19 properties. Each year, I see the smiles on our residents’ faces when they receive their Thanksgiving dinner, and I am thankful for the exceptional KCDC team and their heart for our residents. Giving truly is the best gift of the holiday season. Alvin Nance is executive director and CEO of KCDC.

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Rotary celebrates local, global giving By Sherri Gardner Howell A celebration of big gifts and smaller ones both took center stage at the Rotary Club of Farragut meeting on Nov. 14 at Fox Den Country Bailey Club. Special guests included John Bailey, past Rotary district governor and now Major Gifts chair for the Rotary Foundation, and Marianne Jennings, coordinator of

Project ADAM at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Jennings was there to accept a donation from the club to purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) that will be placed at North Knox Vocational Center as part of Project ADAM. The project’s goal is to have at least one AED in every school to be used in case of potentially life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias. Rotary Club of Farragut donated $1,750 out of funds raised this year to support the project. Jennings demonstrated the use of the

AED and told members of local and national success stories where having the AED in schools have been credited with saving students’ and teachers’ lives. “October is National CPR and AED Awareness month, and we celebrated our own success story on Oct. 1,� Jennings told the group. A student at Central High School, Hunter Helton, collapsed at basketball practice and was revived by his coach, Jon Higgins, using CPR and an AED device. Bailey’s presentation added a global view to participation and donations members commit to the Rotary Foundation. Bailey outlined some of the success stories funded through international grants, including the recently completed “3H� or humanitarian grant

the local club was part of to help raise awareness of breast cancer in Turkey. “Rotary math increases your donations,� Bailey said. “Since 1965, the foundation has made 34,000 matching grants for projects in more than 200 countries, totaling $430.2 million.� Bailey also gave an update on the Rotary commitment to eradicate polio. “We are so close,� he said. “Since 1965, 2 billion children have received the polio vaccine. Globally, last year, there were 177 cases of polio, all in three countries.� Bailey concluded with an observation that, while the numbers are impressive, the impact of the Rotary Foundation and support from clubs like Farragut go beyond the numbers. “You are affecting the quality of

Marianne Jennings, coordinator of Project ADAM at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, demonstrates the use of an automated external defibrillator at the Rotary Club of Farragut meeting on Nov. 14. The club donated $1,750 to buy a device for North Knox Vocational Center. Photo by Sherri Gardner Howell

life for the people touched by these projects.� Rotary Club of Farragut meets at noon on Wednes-

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with a gift. News of her death shocked and saddened many, including the members of “Caring Hands.� Kelly reflected, “Anita left us that fabric for a reason, and we had to do something special with it. We decided that the best tribute to Anita’s generosity would be another quilt to benefit United Way agencies. We called it the ‘Anita Quilt’ from that day forward.� The quilters enlisted the aid of a local professional quilter to help them decide on a pattern and to select the fabrics from Anita’s collection. The “stacked brick� pattern they used for the “Anita Quilt� was a cross between the “flying geese� and “herringbone� patterns. The Six B&W Y-12 workers, who call themselves “Caring Hands,� and Allison Arnold (center), a local bricks in the pattern were all professional quilter, stand behind one strip of the “Anita Quilt.� Arnold helped find the pattern made from Anita’s fabric. There are 1,182 pieces in and select fabrics and then provided the group quilting guidance in regular gatherings in her home. Each member sewed one strip of the quilt. Pictured are Melissa North, Becky Bolling, Ann the quilt, and the quilters estimate they spent more than Glenn, Arnold, Karen Langley, Dottie Kelly and Karen Ryan. Photo submitted 200 hours sewing them tostash to our group. I asked was tireless, an Energizer The woman who went be- gether. Once they had pieced her why she would want to bunny,� Wilson said. “She yond the extra mile for the the quilt top, they hired anget rid of fabric she might would break her neck helping employees gave showers for other professional quilter to want to use after she retired. the employee, talking with engaged couples and expect- custom design and machine Anita laughed and said she health care providers and ant moms. When she knew quilt the masterpiece. Bidding on the “Anita had no plans to do anything getting necessary documen- of a need, she responded with it.� tation. She ran circles around Anita’s longtime close all of us in human resources. friend and co-worker Vicki She went dancing the weekWilson recalls that Anita also end she died. There’ll never had no plans to retire. “She be another one like her.�

Quilt� was active during the company’s silent auction, and a man determined to acquire it as a 50th-birthday present for his wife cast the winning bid. The quilt and other items in the auction netted approximately $10,250 for United Way of Greater Knoxville. Thus began a brand-new chapter in the already colorful “Anita Quilt� story. The winning bidder sent Kelly photos of the quilt in place on a bed in its new home and reported that his wife is ecstatic. Treasured by its owner, the quilt and its story could be around for generations. And, in a way, Anita’s generosity will be coming full circle. Because the “Caring Hands� quilters would like for Anita’s family to have a memento of her gift, they are embarking on another project. They will use some of the remaining fabric from her collection to create keepsake pillows for each of her children, who no doubt know – better than anyone else – what a generous person Anita was.

‘Caring Hands’ quilters memorialize co-worker By Carolyn Andrews The “Anita Quilt,� a silent auction item in an East Tennessee company’s 2012 United Way campaign, is much more than a beautiful bedspread. Made and donated by “Caring Hands,� a group of six quilters who work at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, its story runs deep and wide. It could be considered a patchwork of acts of kindness – some giving back, some paying forward and some simply random. A common thread in the story is former B&W Y-12 human resources employee Anita Stensaker, who died in December 2010 at age 74 following a massive stroke. Those who worked with her knew her as one of those folks who would “give you the shirt off her back.� Anita loved to shop and found it difficult to pass up a bargain, especially on things she thought were pretty. Shelves and nooks and crannies in her home were filled with items she had purchased not for anyone or any occasion in particular. She enjoyed being able to provide on short notice something for whatever need arose. In 2009 she was shopping at the company’s annual United Way silent auction and admired a quilt made and donated by the Y-12 “Caring Hands� quilters. She did not buy the quilt, but seeing it gave her the idea to offer the quilters something they could use. “Caring Hands� member Dottie Kelly said, “Anita called me to offer her fabric

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It’s fourth and three. The field goal unit is on the field. Neyland’s 100,000 are quiet and nervous. It’s the second overtime in a game against Missouri in what could be Tennessee’s first SEC win of the year. The center snaps the ball to the holder – and what happened in the next three seconds was magical. No kick took place during that play. Tennessee’s Tyler Drummer had run a fake field goal right into the end zone. And then the stadium went wild for the hometown boy. Drummer had done something that thousands of kids in the Volunteer State want to do. “It was something I dreamed of growing up and something I worked hard for,” he said. It’s been said the TV commentators announced that Drummer was from “Knoxville.” But we all know better. It wasn’t a Knoxville boy that scored. He was from Powell Station. And he’s the first former Powell player to ever score a touchdown for the Tennessee Volunteers. “It’s not only great for me, it’s great for the community,” said Drummer. “It puts Powell on the map.” Drummer hasn’t forgotten his town, just as it hasn’t forgotten him. “Powell gave me many opportunities and many memories I will never forget. I loved being apart of that Emory Road battle,” said Drummer. Drummer’s path to the checkerboard was by no means an easy one, however. After high school, Drummer went on to play at the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky, before eventually transferring to UT. “I transferred to UT for many reasons, but the main reason is because my moth-

but I was actually very focused and determined to make that play successful,” he said. “When Coach Dooley told me it was a fake, I told myself ‘it is time to do what you have been dreaming of since you were a little kid.’” That dream was fulfilled when Drummer ran the ball into the end zone and sent fans jumping out of their seats and fireworks into the air. “I am thankful Coach Dooley had faith in me to execute that play,” he said. “I am thankful to represent my community in a positive way.” Tennessee has taught Drummer things that he Tyler Drummer celebrates his first touchdown for the Volun- will carry with him for the rest of his life – and he proteers. Photo by Robby Veronosi of TNJN vided a play that a town will remember. er was going through a very thought I would be nervous “My career has taught me tough time with her health,” when the play was called, said Drummer. “I wanted to be back home with my friends and family. I love Powell and the people in this community.” But Drummer wasn’t going to let a transfer from a small school in Kentucky to an SEC school stop his football career. He managed to earn a spot on the Tennessee roster as a walk-on. “Just like with anything in life, walking on at UT took many hard working hours to get where I wanted. It was a goal of mine to get where I am now and I tried to do everything it took to get here,” said Drummer. “Powell coaches Matt Lowe and Adam Seymore taught me to always strive for my dreams and to work hard at everything I do and if I do that then success will come my way. They gave me advice that not only carries onto the football field, but in my everyday life.” The story doesn’t stop there, though. Drummer didn’t walk on and spend his years on the sideline as a backup receiver. Before long, he was holding for field goal kicks. And then Drummer was called upon by his coach to do something gutsy in a time of need. “Going into the game I

to be patient, to keep working hard for what you want, and to never give up. Nothing in life comes easy.” But his career’s not over yet, and Drummer is still looking to the future. “We have to come ready to play the next few games

and lay it all on the line. We have to come out of these next two games victorious.” He also mentioned another team. “I want to wish the Powell football team good luck as they continue their journey in the playoffs.”

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University of Tennessee Chamber Singers will present the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the church, 209 Jamestowne Blvd. Angela Batey will direct the joint performance, which will include orchestral accompaniment.

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FARRAGUT LIBRARY EVENTS The Farragut Branch Library is located at 417 N. Campbell Station Road. A parent or guardian must accompany each child, except for older preschool, during Storytime and events. Info: 777-1750. ■ Monday, Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5. ■ Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10:30 a.m., Older Preschool Storytime for ages 4-6. ■ Wednesday, Nov. 21, 10:30 a.m., Baby Bookworms for infants to age 2. ■ Thursday, Nov. 22, Closed for Thanksgiving. ■ Friday, Nov. 23, Closed for Thanksgiving.

MONDAY, NOV. 19 Job Resources Group The Job Resources Group will meet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive. The group provides assistance in preparing for interviews, revising resumes and finding employment.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 21-25 Fantasy of Trees The 28th annual Fantasy of Trees will be held Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 21-25, at the Knoxville Convention Center. This year’s theme is “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Special events will include Tinsel Time for Moms & Tots, 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Nov. 21, with half-price admission for adults accompanied by a child under 4 arriving during that time; Babes in Toyland Parade featuring children from area child-care centers, a marching band, Santa and costumed characters, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21; Santa’s Senior Stroll, a one-mile walk through the hall, 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Nov. 23 (55+ half-price admission); and Kris Kringle’s Kiddie Party, featuring preschooler activities and interactive musical entertainment, photos with Shoney Bear and a goody bag, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23 (first-come, first-served $1 admission). Event hours will be 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 21, 23 and 24; 3-9 p.m. Nov. 22; and noon-6 p.m. Nov. 25. Tickets are $12 adults and $6 ages 4-12. Children 3 and under are admitted free. Proceeds benefit East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. For more info, contact 865-541-8385 or FOT@etch.com.

SUNDAY, NOV. 25 Organ concert at Tennessee Organist Jelani Eddington will give a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, on the Mighty Wurlitzer at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Eddington began studying theatre organ around the age of 8 and at 13 won the American Theatre Organ Society’s Young Theatre Organist Competition, besting peers from the United States, England, Australia and New Zealand between the ages of 13 and 21. He remains the youngest organist ever to win the contest. He graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University in 1996 and received a juris doctor degree from Yale Law School in 1999, after which he was admitted to the bars of New York and Wisconsin. His concert career has taken him from North America to Europe and the Pacific Rim. He was named 2001 Theatre Organist of the Year by the ATOS, and he has recorded more than 30 theatre-organ albums on some of the best-known and most dynamic instruments in the country, including the Mighty Wurlitzer at the Tennessee. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and are available at the ticket office on Clinch Avenue or by calling 865-684-1200.

making class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Instructor Sheila Akins will teach students how to create a bracelet and pair of earrings to take home. Cost is $40, all supplies included. Deadline to register and pay is Tuesday, Nov. 27. Steinway Society Christmas program For more info and to register, visit www. The Steinway Society of Knoxville will host “An Aftownoffarragut.org or call 865-966-7057. ternoon of Christmas” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the American Piano Gallery, 11651 Parkside Drive. Members of the society will perform a variety of traditional and contemporary Christmas music. There will be vocalists as well as solo and duet piano performers, and the program will conclude with an audi‘A Hobbit’s Holiday’ ence sing-along. Keith Norris will present “A Hobbit’s Holiday: The Admission is free, and the public is invited. Eggnog, hot Extraordinary Journey of Bilbo Baggins” as part of the cider and Christmas treats will be served. Attendees are Faculty Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at welcome to bring Christmas cookies or treats to share. the Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State Seating is limited. To RSVP, call 865-671-3388. Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.



Norris is an associate professor of English at Pellissippi State. The new film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” based on the novel “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed by Peter Jackson, opens in theaters on Dec. 14.

SATURDAY, DEC. 1 Cookie Walk, craft fair Faith Lutheran Church will host a cookie walk and craft fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the church, 239 Jamestowne Blvd. The annual event will feature thousands of homemade cookies and handmade crafts. Proceeds benefit the Shepherd of Hope Food Pantry. Shoppers who bring a nonperishable food donation for the pantry will receive a surprise. Table space for crafters is still available. For more info, contact faithcookiewalk@yahoo.com.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, DEC. 1-2 ‘The Nutcracker’ ballet The Appalachian Ballet Company will present “The Nutcracker,” featuring live music by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. The performance will be repeated at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville. School matinees will be presented at 10 a.m. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 29-30, at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Those attending will receive the new K-8 curriculum guide covering common core standards. Teachers may call 865-982-8463 for reservations. Dancing the role of the Nutcracker Prince will be Aaron Smyth, formerly of the Royal Ballet, London, England. Kylie Morton, formerly of North Carolina Dance Theatre, will perform the Sugarplum Fairy. For tickets, call ABC, 865-982-8463; Knox Tickets, 865-656-4444; or the Clayton Center, 865-981-8590.

SUNDAY, DEC. 2 Free ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ screenings For the third year in a row, Home Federal Bank will host free screenings of the film classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” during the holiday season. James Stewart and Donna Reed star in the 1947 comedy-drama about a small-town banker who begins to doubt the wisdom of his compassionate ways. An aspiring angel helps him to see the light. The screenings will be at 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Doors open one hour prior to each showtime. Seating is limited to theater capacity. Free parking is available in the State Street Garage. Patrons with special needs are encouraged to contact the Tennessee Theatre in advance at 865-684-1200. Moviegoers also will receive $2 discount coupons for the Holidays on Ice rink on Market Square, also sponsored by the bank. Coupons are valid Dec. 2-16.



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SUNDAY, DEC. 2 ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ The Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School will present “Willy Wonka Jr.” at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Debbie Richman is directing the production. Tickets are $8 and are available at www.kjds.org/ wonka. For more info, call 865-560-9922. A Golden Ticket contest is being held in conjunction with the show. Willy Wonka will be traveling around the area selling chocolate bars, with five of the bars including a Golden Ticket that entitles the winner to a chocolate adventure. Wonka’s stops include Tataru’s Gymnastics, 11207 Outlet Drive, 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29; Mathnasium, 9700 Kingston Pike, 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27; Papa Murphy’s, 1133 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28; and Food City at Deane Hill, 284 Morrell Road, 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Other stops will be posted on the website.

SUNDAY-TUESDAY, DEC. 2-4 Knoxville Nativity Pageant The Knoxville Nativity Pageant will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, and 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 3-4, at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Performances are free. For more info, visit www.knoxvillenativity.com or explore the pageant’s Facebook page.

MONDAY, DEC. 3 World War II presentation Frank Galbraith, retired Farragut Middle School history teacher, will give the presentation “Dec. 7, 1941 – A Day of Infamy” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in the Board Room of the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The presentation will cover the history of events leading up to World War II, including the end of World War I, the Roaring ’20s, organized crime, the Great Depression, Hitler’s rise to power and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Galbraith will share the strategy and exact procedures of the Japanese that led to the Pearl Harbor attack and will show models of planes used during the war. World War II veterans will be present to answer questions. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For more info, contact Lauren Cox, lauren.cox@townoffarragut.org or 865-966-7057.

SATURDAY, DEC. 8 Karns Christmas parade The Karns Christmas parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at the parking lot of Ingles, 7466 Oak Ridge Highway. Lineup begins at 9 a.m. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. and marches west on Oak Ridge Highway. Participants and floats are still needed, and monetary prizes will be awarded for best floats. No registration or entry fee is required. For more info, call Alisa Pruett, 865-603-4273.

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Sisters Niang Ciin Boih and Dim Lun Pi from Myanmar (formerly Burma) are in high school at Temple Baptist Academy.


ver the past several years, the Knoxville area has seen an influx of immigrant refugees from places like Iraq, Myanmar and Africa. Temple Baptist Academy has been working with a number of these refugee families to help their children discover a path to a bright future through education.

A diverse student population provides a unique opportunity to every student at Temple. Students are exposed to different cultures and languages while enhancing their own perspective on the world as they forge cross-cultural friendships. With more than a dozen students from the Middle

Siblings Beloved Umwutari, Jean Remember and Believe Iradukunda from Tanzania, Africa, are elementary school students at Temple Baptist Academy. East, Asia and Africa, Temple Academy is making a Christian education available to students from a diversity of back-

grounds. Financial resources are needed to continue to make educational opportunities available to these families. If

you are interested in helping sponsor an international student at Temple, please contact David Whitaker at 938-8180.

Thanksgiving Food Drive Powell Food City manager Tony Higginbotham gives Temple Baptist Academy headmaster David Whitaker a donation for the school’s annual Thanksgiving food drive. The drive concluded Nov. 16. Students collected hundreds of food items to include in Thanksgiving baskets for families in need. Through a partnership with Food City of Powell, Temple students will help feed dozens of Knoxville area families who would not otherwise enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal. “We are grateful for Tony Higginbotham’s support of our school and our local community,” said Whitaker. “Food City has gone the extra mile to help make this effort a success.”

Temple students honor veterans b iis a special i l November time for Temple students to honor those who have kept America free and safe. A group of more than 150, comprised mainly of United States military veterans and their families, gathered Nov. 10, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center for a breakfast and ceremony in recognition of the veterans’ service. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett joined Dr. O. Lee Wilson of Univer-

i General G l Dentists i i sity in addressing guests and presiding over the event. The elementary choir from Temple Baptist Academy, along with the academy’s high school girls’ vocal ensemble, performed patriotic pieces. The event concluded around the fountain outside the main entrance to the UT heart hospital. “The Star Spangled Banner” was performed by a quartet from Crown College as helicopters did a fly-over.

Temple sophomore Grant Hickman goes for a score against Calvary Christian School.

Temple basketball tips off Temple’s varsity boys and girls basketball teams got off to a strong start with wins in their respective season openers. The Royal Crusaders took on Calvary Christian School from Kingston, Tenn. Boys head coach Larry Nicely says he’s looking forward to the season and expects his team will be known for playing tough defense and giving maximum effort for four quarters. Girls coach Jared Berry echoes Nicely’s comments, adding that he is making an emphasis on ball movement and shot selection.


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nearly everyone,” said Parkwest President Rick Lassiter. “However, most of that stress is self-induced and we can avoid it.” The guide includes information on how to get through common stressful situations such as making travel plans, facing difficult relationships, managing anger, and coping with illness and grief. The guide also discusses why the holidays are so tempting for people with addictive behavior problems such as al-

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Have a plan and set boundaries Make a list, check it twice Start thinking about the holidays early. Think about the current state of your life: your finances, your health, and any other obligations you must meet during the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. These are non-negotiable. Then sit down with a calendar and fill in all the dates you already know are booked. You’ll be surprised how much it helps to actually see your commitments written out. Keep the calendar in a place the entire family can access, such as the refrigerator door.

Now you’re ready to develop a Holiday Plan Be realistic. Accept that your holidays will not resemble a Currier & Ives greeting card or a Norman Rockwell painting – and that’s OK. Your holiday can be anything you want it to be, so give yourself permission to do what you want, not what you think is expected of you. Make a list – really. Making lists can help you prioritize what needs to be done, what can wait and what can be skipped if need be. Do things ahead of time if you can, and don’t sweat the small stuff. People eat grocery store cookies just as easily as homemade cookies. Make a budget and stick to it. The only thing worse than

Aunt Mabel’s fruitcake is a pile of credit card bills when the holidays are over. Gifts don’t need to be expensive, and going into unnecessary debt will be a burden in the new year. Delegate. Surprise! You’re only human and you shouldn’t have to do everything yourself. Enlist the help of family and friends to do cooking, cleaning, decorating and even gift wrapping! Take care of YOU. While preparing for the holidays, don’t forget to care for yourself. Eat well, sleep plenty, exercise and take a little time for yourself each day. A hot bath, mug of cocoa or a good book can do wonders for your mental health. Learn to say NO. Saying no isn’t necessarily selfish. When you say no to a new commitment, you’re honoring your existing obligations and ensuring that you’ll be able to devote quality time to them.

Holiday cards: Enlist help from older children in addressing cards. Write one “here’s-what-our-family-has-been-doing” letter to include in the card. For more techsavvy friends and family, consider sending an e-card. It’s free, saves time and is a way to “go green” this holiday season. Cleaning: Clean only what is most necessary and save your deep-cleaning for after the holidays. With small children, make a game of tidying up and dusting. Put on some favorite music and have them “race” to complete a room before the song is finished. Assign a family member to wipe down countertops and sinks each day. It takes just a few seconds, but will save a lot of cleaning time in the long haul. If possible, you might want to consider having someone come in and clean for you before you put up the tree and decorations. Just watch the budget! Decorating: Sometimes less is more. Inexpensive candles of the same color and varying sizes, along with ribbons and bow used throughout a room, can unify holiday decorations. Make it easier for next year when you take down your decorations this year. For example, put each string of lights in a plastic bag and label it by location such

■ You’re irritable. ■ You’re losing sleep. ■ You’re losing or gaining weight (although holiday weight gain can be from all the good food!). ■ You feel tense, with muscle aches or headaches. ■ You feel overwhelmed. For more information and additional self-assessments, visit peninsulabehavioralhealth.org and click on the Self-Assessment Tools link. Or call Peninsula at 865-970-9800 for assistance in dealing with stress.


of Christmas” signify the traditional Christmas season beginning Dec. 25 and ending on Jan. 6 (Epiphany)? While Santa has a Dec. 25 deadline, the rest of us can be more flexible.

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a tour of the “holiday lights” in an auto caravan. Finish the evening with coffee and dessert at a casual restaurant. Group outings: Gather your guests at the bowling alley, ice rink, theme park or indoor pool for out-of-the-ordinary entertainment. Order pizza or take advantage of the concession stand. Take photos and send one to each guest as a post-party favor. In-home: If you prefer in-home entertaining, co-op a “progressive” party with one or more of your friends. Each person invites an equal number of guests and shares all work and expense. Guests begin the evening with appetizers at one location, then “progress” to another home for the main course and to another for dessert. Food sanity: It is perfectly all right to ask family and friends to bring a dish or two to any holiday gathering. It is also perfectly acceptable to take store-bought cookies, cakes, pies and other goodies to office or family parties. No one will think any less of you. as “mantle.” Wrap each strand of lights Share the fun: Make celebrations a neatly so you are not spending valuable Don’t be pressured by the calen- team effort at work and a family activity at time untangling them next year. home. Children can do simple preparation Gift-wrapping: Get help with gift- dar. Leave the tree up a little longer. Posttasks and help with clean-up as well. Play wrapping. So what if others don’t wrap ex- pone a Christmas gathering until Dec. 27 some holiday music and make it fun! actly like you do? Use gift bags and boxes or 28, when guests are more relaxed and to save time, or have your children stamp travel may be easier. Need additional help Entertaining “to go”: If you don’t dealing with stress? Visit colorful images on plain gift bags or brown craft paper. For gifts to children, consider feel like having people over, take the party peninsulabehavioralhealth.org or out of the house. Organize a group to take call Peninsula at 865-970-9800. using the Sunday funny papers.


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Pets give thanks, too In honor of our furry friends this Thanksgiving, here are a couple of recipes that will save the life of a feathered fowl, but should also please the tastebuds of canines and felines everywhere.

Sara Barrett

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Ballroom dancing at Strang

Toys for Tots

“Ballroom dancing is fun exercise,” said Carolyn Holden who teaches basic ballroom dance lessons at the Strang Senior Center at 2 p.m. on Fridays.

The Strang Senior Center is collecting new toys for Toys for Tots through Wednesday, Nov. 21. Any donations are appreciated.

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“There are a lot of movements that are done in everyday walking, so it strengthens those muscles to be able to keep an active, healthy lifestyle,” said Holden. “It also helps seniors keep their minds busy as they learn the dance steps.” Both singles and couples are welcome at the classes. Holden dances with each person to make sure the

Carolyn Holden, ballroom dance instructor Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com

steps are being performed correctly, and students also practice dancing with one another. No prior dance experience is necessary to participate. The Strang Senior Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving.

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Corner of Millertown Pk. & Rosewood Rd. $175,500. Call 865-679-8105.

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onto a plate or rack to cool completely.

Ingredients: one egg; 1/4 cup peanut butter; 1/4 cup cooking oil; one teaspoon vanilla extract; 1/3 cup honey; one cup shredded carrots; one cup whole wheat or white flour and one teaspoon baking soda. To make: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 6-cupcake pan. Combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, vanilla and honey in a large bowl and mix well. Stir in the carrots and mix again. Sift together the flour and baking soda and fold into the carrot mixture. Spoon cake batter into pan. Bake for 40 minutes, then let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Turn out

Kitty Crisp

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Doritos (not crushed); 1/2 cup Cheesy Poofs; 1/4 cup cooked but cooled green peas; 1/4 cup lettuce. To make: mix well. Serve on a big platter, preferably on a decoratively covered table or soft lounger. I can’t really speak for the carrot cake but I know my dog loved carrots, and he loved peanut butter, so my guess is it’s a winner. The Kitty Crisp, however, will be a huge hit with my cat Domino. She will probably snatch it directly out of my hand. Happy Thanksgiving to all living things.

UT vet school welcomes oncologist

Lexie and Molly

Molly is a 12-year-old, fun-loving cat whose adoption fee is free during Adopt-a-Senior month. Molly can be seen at Young-Williams’ location on Division Street. Hours there and at Kingston Pike are noon to 6 p.m. daily. See all adoptable animals online at www.young-williams.org.

Dr. Sara Allstadt Frazier has joined the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine as an assistant professor of oncology. Frazier is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Her current research is focused on a certain class of drugs and their potential anti-cancer effects. She also works to identify new drug therapies that can be ad- Board-certified oncologist Dr. vanced into clinical trials. Sara Allstadt Frazier Photo subFrazier hopes to expand the mitted oncology clinical trials procine. She completed her resgram at UT. Frazier is a 2002 gradu- idency in medical oncology ate of Auburn University’s at the University of Califorcollege of veterinary medi- nia-Davis.

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This week’s picks from Young-Williams Animal Center are Lexie and Molly. Lexie is a sassy, 7-year-old senior terrier/ pit bull mix. Her adoption fee is sponsored by Furry Friend member Bank of America. You can meet Lexie at YoungWilliams’ location on Division Street.

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Coconut Brownies ■

4 oz reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

1 stick light butter

1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt (for more moist brownies)

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

4 large eggs

1 cup Bob’s Red Mill coconut flour (OR whole wheat all purpose flour)

1/3 cup honey (OR agave nectar)

1 teaspoon stevia extract (liquid)

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/3 cup fat-free half and half

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush both sides of an 8” by 8” (or 11” by 7” for thinner brownies) pan with coconut oil, or spray with extra virgin olive oil cooking spray. Beat softened cream cheese with electric mixer until smooth. Beat in butter, vanilla, and sweetener. Whisk together dry ingredients. Add eggs one at a time to cream cheese mixture, and beat until incorporated. Add dry ingredients and heavy cream. Fold in nuts. Pour chocolate mixture into prepared pan, and smooth top with a spatula. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes for the wider pan, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, and top feels firm to the touch. When done, place pan on wire rack and cool completely. Cool pan of brownies overnight in the refrigerator. Slice into 12-16 squares, and serve. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container, or freeze cut brownies, individually wrapped in plastic and aluminum foil. Nutrition Facts per serving (makes 16 servings). 116 calories / 8.5 g fat / 4 g saturated fat / 13 g carbs / 6.5 g fiber / 7 g sugar / 4 g protein

Sweet Potato Bake ■

5 sweet potatoes

1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk

1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

1/3 cup raw, unsweetened grated coconut

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/3 cup walnuts, chopped Parboil sweet potatoes (about 10 minutes). Remove the potatoes from heat and slice into 1 inch circles. In a mixing bowl combine coconut milk, ginger, maple syrup and salt. Place sweet potato sections into a baking dish. Pour coconut milk combination over the sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with coconut, drizzle with olive oil and bake uncovered until warm and the coconut golden, roughly 30-40 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with the walnuts. Nutrition Facts per ½ cup serving. 130 calories / 6 g fat / 1.5 g saturated fat / 17 g carbs / 2.5 g fiber / 4 g sugar / 2 g protein

Start Now to ensure that you meet your health goals for the new year

Determine your WHY so that you will stick to your plan Change is difficult, and attempts to change can leave us feeling overwhelmed and defeated. Casey Peer, chief dietitian, has seen folks succeed while others fall short of reaching their wellness goals. She asks: “Did you ever stop to ask yourself why you have been unable to stick to a diet or exercise routine? Why you can’t maintain the weight you have lost or the endurance you have gained? “This is probably the very reason you have been unsuccessful.” Casey says knowing “why” you want to change is fundamental to success. “Having a goal is important and can make you feel good about yourself. Goals give you focus, something to work toward. For example, maybe you want to lose weight or get in better shape. “How many times have you started and stopped a diet? Lost weight only to gain it back? Started a new workout and then given it up as quickly as you started? Change is difficult.”

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goal, you must determine why that is important to you. Why is 175 pounds significant? What can you do at 175 pounds that you cannot do now? How would you feel at 175? What does 175 pounds look and feel like to you? “You have to translate your goal into something real as it pertains to you. Your goal should be your personal vision … your big picture. “Taking the time to get personal with you is important,” Casey said. Technology and our fast-paced life have created a disconnect, not only with friends and colleagues, but also with ourselves. With too much information, we get confused about what is true or false. We don’t know where to start so we just don’t start.” Programs at Provision Health and Wellness were designed for people who want to change. The staff is well trained to help each person determine their needs so they can reach their health goals. “If we do not know why we want something, then how can we expect to ever reach the goal?”

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