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Road closure North Campbell Station Road, 1/3 mile south of Yarnell Road, will be closed starting Tuesday, Nov. 27, to facilitate the new alignment of North Campbell Station Road and new bridge construction. The contractor has been given 21 days to complete, and the road should be reopened Tuesday, Dec. 18, according to Jim Snowden of Knox County Engineering and Public Works. Local access will be permitted and through traffic will detour via Yarnell and Lovell roads.


Coffee Break

Joshua Barnefske, No. 64 on the Karns High School football team, will be changing uniforms as he joins the U.S. Marine Corps after graduation in June. He will miss his family and friends, especially his little buddy, Adam Currier, whom he met in early childhood development class at Byington-Solway last year. Get to know Joshua Barnefske.

Read Coffee Break on A-2

Miracle Maker It’s almost time for the final bell at South-Doyle Middle School, but 6th grade social studies teacher Donna Hall looks like she’s in the middle of her day. A big tote bag sits on the floor behind her desk. She won’t walk out to her car until it’s stacked full of student papers that she’ll work on until deep into the night.

See Betty Bean’’s story on A-9

Who needs this? TDOT is planning to dump $100 million into an extension of the James White Parkway despite opposition from Mayors Rogero and Burchett. If your daily travels include Bob Gray Road or any of its narrow, twisty counterparts, you know better spots for this money.

See S. Clark’s comments on A- 4

Who killed UT football? The autopsy continues, but Marvin West has a guess …

See Marvin’s story on A-6

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By Theresa Edwards “The community is our extreme makeover team, providing for the construction of the new station through their memberships,” said Captain Jay Gregory. “We have been blessed to have the old station for the last several years, but it is a converted barn and there’s no comparison. We have gone from one extreme to another, from an old facility to a brand new state-of-the-art facility.” The new Karns Fire Department Station 2 at Hardin Valley is expected to be completed in midDecember, with the first shift staying there overnight on Christmas eve. A dedication and open house will occur in January if things go as planned.

Old Karns Fire Station 2

struction drilling. One giant rock Karns Fire Department Hardin Valley Station 2 (behind truck) nears comple- took three weeks to remove. tion. Photos by T. Edwards of Knox County forced a change in the water retention plan, adding time to the project. We hope this “This new station is going to be tion is our home half the time.” a night and day difference for the Several setbacks have slowed will be a very merry Christmas for guys who work there,” said engi- progress. Rocks and old asphalt all those who serve the communineer Perry Pruitt Jr. “Our fire sta- were discovered, despite pre-con- ty at the Karns Fire Department.

Not-so-random harvest ESK garden yields veggies, learning opportunities By Betsy Pickle As Americans were reminded last week, the Pilgrims had a feast of Thanksgiving to celebrate their first successful harvest. Episcopal School of Knoxville students and faculty give thanks throughout the year as they enjoy harvests from their own garden at their farm-totable organic lunches. Parents are grateful, too. “We have a lot of parents who are really surprised by what their students are willing to eat beThere will be beans for lunch! Adrian cause they’ve seen it growing in Jabran, Jackson Musrock, Jack Fedthe garden, and they’ve tasted it dersen, Ashton Mayo-Beavers, Alexfresh,” says Mathew Luce, ESK’s andra Musrock and Leoni Kunz work farm director. at the Episcopal School of Knoxville’s Headmaster Jay Secor and Luce, garden. Photos submitted a Latin teacher at the time, started talking about taking a different approach to lunch a couple of years ago. The idea of creating a vegetable garden at the school, which sits on 78 acres of rolling farmland in time. Right now, grades 3, 4 and World Gospel Mission. Knox County west of Lovell Road, “I worked on a community5 have a garden class every other came from those discussions. week. We have food production, development project called the and we also have the value-added Older Kesi Mission Project in educational component that is re- southern Kenya, teaching the Masai tribe how to sustainably ally, really important.” Though the garden was estab- grow food,” he says. Luce came back to Tennessee and lished only in April 2011, it already has been so successful that went to the University of the South Luce and Secor were invited to in Sewanee, where he majored in present a program the week be- classical languages but also studied fore Thanksgiving at the National ecology and biodiversity. His first Association of Episcopal Schools job was teaching at ESK, where he is now development director in adConference in Baltimore. Luce thinks their “Growing dition to farm director. The school has a part-time a School Garden” session was a success. “They really were ex- garden manager who takes care cited about the information and of the garden daily, as well as a asking questions about how they sustainability director who helps teach garden classes. It also has could do this at their school.” Luce, who grew up in Knox- chickens, and the cafeteria cooks Max Lancaster holds up an egg from ville, attended Christian Acad- use the eggs in preparing the the school’s chicken coop. emy of Knoxville and was school’s food. ESK has 350 kindergarten home-schooled before going to Initially, they simply wanted Bearden High School, wasn’t just through 8th grade students. to raise produce to use in meals. a random teacher with a green Many of them also help take care “As we began to do more re- thumb when he was asked to be of the garden. search,” says Luce, “we wanted to farm director. After graduating “The students who have garmake sure that the garden … was from Bearden in 2003, he spent den class every week are involved successful for all students – that a year in Kenya gaining hands- (physically) when they’re not it was like the library and that on agricultural experience as an studying specifically about it,” students would be welcome at any independent volunteer through says Luce. “Sometimes it’s pick-

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ing bugs off of cabbage leaves; sometimes it’s helping weed.” Other teaching opportunities come with the garden’s 16 raised beds. “They study very wide-ranging things – from meteorological effects to the water cycle … how to plant … even some of the harvesting techniques as well. We use a method called squarefoot gardening, so it also allows us to teach multiplication tables, volume – how many plants can this raised bed support if we can plant this many per square, things like that.” In addition to the usual lettuces, tomatoes, cucumbers, cauliflower, spinach, radishes, onions, squashes and zucchinis, the garden also features the unexpected. “We try to be very, very colorful and bright with the things that we grow,” says Luce. “One of the school colors is purple, so we’ve got purple bell peppers and purple carrots, things that are funny and different. We try to engage at a different level than they’re used to.”


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Joshua Barnefske, also known as No. 64 on the Karns High School football team, will be changing uniforms as he joins the U.S. Marine Corps after graduation in June. He will miss his family and friends, especially his little buddy, Adam Currier, whom he met in early childhood development class at Byington-Solway last year. Adam is autistic, and it took a special connection with Joshua to initiate Adam’s speech and social development. During half-time at the Karns homecoming game, seniors were recognized on the field and Joshua carried Adam with him. Adam’s mom, Amber Currier, says how very thankful she is for Joshua and the positive change he has made in her son’s life. “The more I started playing with him and comforting him in class, the more he came around and we became tight. Now he is a totally different person. I worked with him extra hard on his speech, letters and colors,” Joshua said. “He has improved so much and is now ready to go into kindergarten.” Joshua enjoys helping people and is now preparing for the U.S. Marines. “I want a career to help people, but at the same time build things. I love carpentry, and have my certification for it. Give me some wood and I can build you anything. “It’s not all about bullets flying. I’m going overseas to do relief efforts, building houses and rebuilding communities...I want to do something to be remembered for, something that has an honor to it, and that something is being in the military.” Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Joshua Barnefske.

What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie? “Whatchu talkin bout Willis?”

What are you guilty of? Staying organized and clean. I’m tidy.

What is your favorite material possession? Baby blanket.

What are the top three things on your bucket list? Skydive, ride my bike on the Great Wall of China and climb Mount Everest.

What is one word others often use to describe you? Responsible, because I have a job, do sports and maintain an A-B grade average, all at the same time.

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? Nothing, because I am who God made me to be.

What is your passion?

Joshua Barnefske holds Adam Currier. Photo by T. Edwards



With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? My great grandmother, Iola.

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life? Coach Derek Witt. He always gave me discipline and courage and helped make me the marine I will soon be. He always kept my spirit soaring no matter what and made me a better athlete and all around a better young man.

I still can’t quite get the hang of … Driving a stick shift.

What is the best present you ever received in a box? Xbox 360.

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you?

What are you reading currently?

To be my own man and to not let other people make me who I am.

“Playing with Purpose” inside the lives and faith of Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin.

What is your social media of choice?

What was your most embarrassing moment? Getting milk spilled all over my white shorts at school.


What is the worst job you ever had?

Working in a deli.

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon and why? “Rugrats,” because it was funny at the time and they went on adventures.

What irritates you? When people call me from a blocked number or when people call me to sell something.

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

What is your greatest fear? Spiders.

If you could do one impulsive thing what would it be? Drive a car 200 mph. – 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, Include contact info if you can.

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KARNS/HARDIN VALLEY SHOPPER-NEWS • NOVEMBER 26, 2012 • A-3 Carl Papa (center), owner of Pin High Pro, presents a framed certificate and autographed photo of the Guinness world record participants to Joe Parker, owner of Dead Horse Lake Golf Course and golf professional Alex Hunt. “Without them, this would not have been possible,” said Papa. The team hit the most golf balls ever in a 24-hour time period.

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American Red Cross volunteers Hoang Do and Brock Darne bring a cake for a birthday celebration for veterans at the Ben Atchley State Veterans Home.

The Karns Lions Club added another member and another award at its Thanksgiving dinner meeting. Lions district governor Diane Wilkerson honors Tony Gross, a Lindsey-Jennings Fellow. Photos by T. Edwards of

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District governor Diane Wilkerson honored Tony Gross by naming him a Lindsey-Jennings Fellow. “To be recognized as a Lindsey-Jennings Fellow is a great honor. It’s not an award, it’s an honor. It isn’t so much what I did, but what the club did for me by sending money to Tennessee Lions Charities. That means so much to me. Thank you,” said Gross. Wilkerson presented letters of recognition for milestones of many years served: John Mark Hurst (15 years), Tony L. Wright (25 years), Julian Curtis “Tony” Gross (30 years) and Tony McGuire (30 years). Josh Hearl, sponsored by Glenn Stewart, was inducted into the Karns Lions Club. Hearl was blindfolded and led to the front of the room by Stewart. “This moment is a reminder to all of us of the battle of the 1.35 million Lions around the world to save the sight of others,” said Wilkerson. “LIONS stands for Loving Individuals Offering Needed Service.”

Ridge Highway. Info: www. speaker will be Linda Johnson as getting the record done,” from Alzheimer’s Tennessee Papa said. He drove a dison “We Back Pat.” Info: Janice ■ District 6 Democratic Club tance for some of them. Spoone, 560-0202, or Clay meets at the Karns Library “Because of Joe, this Mulford, 257-6744. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27. The worked out, since he let us use his golf course. And if it wasn’t for Alex this wouldn’t have happened either, because Alex was there to proENERGETIC Glenn Stewart blindfolds new Lion Josh Hearl during his vide us with anything we induction ceremony so Hearl can experience blindness for a MOTIVATING needed,” said Papa. moment to realize the importance of the Lions mission to help PEOPLE-ORIENTED others with glasses and leader dogs. INSTRUCTORS


After the i nduc t ion , Randy Davis of Dairy Farmers of America shared stories of life on his family farm where Randy Davis he milks 550 cows three times a day, 365 days a year.

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Carl Papa, owner of Pin High Pro, brought a special ■ Karns Republican Club meets 7 p.m. each first Tuesday at gift to thank Joe Parker, own■ Birthdays at Karns Middle School library. er of Dead Horse Lake Golf Info: Lorraine Coffey, 660-3677. Ben Atchley Course, and golf professional ■ Karns Community Club meets The American Red Cross Alex Hunt. 7:30 p.m. each first Tuesday at helps veterans celebrate their Papa presented them with Karns Community Center buildbirthdays at the Ben Atchley framed Guinness world reing on Oak Ridge Highway. State Veteran’s Home once a cord certificates and autoInfo: Don Gordon, 938-1655. month. The veterans whose graphed photos of the par■ Karns Lions Club meets birthdays are in that month ticipants. 6:30 p.m. each first and third are celebrated together on one “Getting everyone’s sigMonday at the Karns Comday, according to Terry Pate, natures was almost as hard munity Club building on Oak



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government A $100 million boondoggle By Sandra Clark TDOT is planning to dump $100 million into an extension of the James White Parkway in south Knoxville despite opposition from Mayors Madeline Rogero and Tim Burchett and Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis. Even the crumudgeonly columist Frank Cagle is a’gin it. Burchett’s office responded to a request from blogger Randy Neal with three quick quotes: the extension is a bad idea because it pulls away traffic from already-struggling Chapman Highway businesses, it upsets well-established neighborhoods and the $100 mil-

lion could be better used on other local road projects. Well said. If your daily travels include Raccoon Valley Road in Heiskell, the 1-lane underpass in Karns, the intersection at Harbison’s Crossroads, Nubbin Ridge Road, Bob Kirby or Bob Gray out west, you know what Burchett means. TDOT plans a public hearing 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec.6, at South-Doyle Middle School. Try to attend. Better yet, drop a note to Gov. Bill Haslam. Knox County is past due for road improvements, but the money must be spent in the areas of greatest need.

By Jake Mabe

The Republic of Tennessee On the Saturday afternoon before Thanksgiving, a Knox County Democrat posted the following Facebook observation:

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“Democrats lining up to see a movie about the first GOP president; the world turned upside down ...” And sure enough, the parking lot was full and the lobby was packed at the Carmike Ten Theater for the Saturday matinees. Although most moviegoers were there for the latest vampire saga, there was also a pretty good crowd queuing up for tickets to “Lincoln,” many of whom were were pretty much in agreement that Lincoln would not only be well-pleased by the results of the 2012 presidential election, but that if he were alive today, he’d be a happy Democrat. Meanwhile more than 30,000 Tennesseans (presumably not Democrats) were demonstrating their months lat- displeasure with the elecer. Lawyers, tion results by signing an who might online petition to secede be working from the union. The Democratic movieon a similar number of goers observed many parcases dur- allels between the 16th ing the period, would only begin Steve Sword to focus on one case a month or so before the trial and would often ask for a new trial date, President Obama’s rewhich would often mean election should help TVA a delay of another eight have a quorum this January months. if his four nominees get a Now, Sword says, after committee hearing and are a defendant decides not to voted on by the U.S. Senplea, he sets the trial date. ate during the current lame “I don’t have any num- duck session when members bers or statistics to quote are trying to find a solution you, but that is working. to the financial dilemma We’re still tweaking the facing the nation. Otherpolicy.” wise, TVA is down to four Responding to a ques- board members and lacks tion, Sword said he is not in a quorum to do business favor of changing the law to starting Jan. 1. allow for the election of apHowever, confirmation pellate court judges. is not certain. Sen. Lamar “It’s a bad idea. It would Alexander says he was not introduce political concerns consulted prior to the presiand lose the independence dential appointments. One of the judiciary.” of the appointments goes Increasing integrity, back to February and his Sword said, was an “obvi- nomination has not even ous” goal in the wake of had a hearing. If these four the Baumgartner scan- or some of the four are condal. Rather than viewing firmed, it will be because Baumgartner’s resignation Sens. Alexander and Corker as a “dark day,” Sword says let it happen. he saw it as a “day of light for President Obama may our community. have two federal judgeships “There are a ton of out- to fill in East Tennessee standing lawyers and judg- as Judge Phillips in Knoxes who serve you in Knox ville has announced his reCounty. I see my job as be- tirement in 2013 and Judge ing a public servant. This is Collier in Chattanooga is exnot my courtroom. That’s pected to take senior status just where I work. These in 2014. This White House are your courtrooms. You’re personnel office does not welcome to come down any- move quickly on many aptime. If you see something pointments so one should you don’t like, call me.” not expect any nominations

Sword speeds up justice Steve Sword made one thing clear. When Halls B&P president Shannon Carey said last week the Halls community has been especially affected by the retrials ordered for the defendants accused of the 2007 torture and murder of Halls native Chris Newsom and his girlfriend, Channon Christian, in the wake of the scandal involving former judge Richard Baumgartner, Sword didn’t mince words. “That will not happen on my watch.” Sword was the speaker at the B&P’s November meeting at Beaver Brook Country Club. A West Virginia native who graduated from King College in Bristol and earned a law degree from UT, Sword was appointed criminal court judge for Tennessee’s Division I by Gov. Bill Haslam following Baumgartner’s resignation. He says that during the last 16 months he has tried to emphasize increased efficiency and integrity. A former assistant district attorney, Sword said he prosecuted a large number of child molestation cases. “Sometimes by the time the case came to trial, the child would be a young adult and (some cases) were tried 10 years later. Justice delayed is justice denied.” Sword says he has initiated a policy to not assign a defendant a trial date at arraignment unless the defendant is accused of a Class A or Class B felony. Previously, Sword said trial dates set at arraignments were often scheduled seven or eight


Yellowdog moviegoers Sylvia Woods, Becky and Mark Harmon and Gloria Johnson join other Democrats for a “Lincoln” matinee. Photo by Betty Bean president and the 44th. They were both tall, skinny Illinois lawyers who had served in Congress as well as in that state’s legislative body before running for president. They had both lost U.S. House races. Barack Obama invited comparisons from the get-go by kicking off his presidential campaign in Springfield, quoting the Old Rail-splitter liberally. When he won, he was sworn in on Lincoln’s bible, and he let it be known that he had drawn inspiration from Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals,” which told the story of how Lincoln had co-opted former opponents like William Seward to join his cabinet, just as Obama

would appoint Hillary Clinton Secretary of State. There were many similarities, but none has provided as much hilarity as the notion of 21st century secession. Lincoln’s election triggered the single-file exodus of the southern states from the union, who left behind eloquent declarations of secession citing the institution of slavery as the key issue, with Mississippi’s being the most explicit. “Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery – the greatest material interest of the world. Its labor supplies the product, which constitutes by far the largest and most important portions

of commerce of the earth. These products are peculiar to the climate verging on the tropical regions, and by an imperious law of nature, none but the black race can bear exposure to the tropical sun. These products have become necessities of the world, and a blow at slavery is a blow at commerce and civilization. That blow has been long aimed at the institution, and was at the point of reaching its consummation. There was no choice left us but submission to the mandates of abolition, or a dissolution of the Union, whose principles had been subverted to work out our ruin.” Discussing the tragedy of the Civil War and racial injustice in America in the same breath as the 30,000plus Tennesseans who have signed a secession petition since Obama’s re-election is like comparing a killer typhoon to a clown car wreck. But there are serious points to be made: Tennessee receives more federal dollars than it contributes, which might just be a problem. On the other hand, becoming a sovereign nation could ensure UT’s chances of winning a national championship in football – if we could beat Vandy. So maybe we better stay where we are.

Speculation on federal judge Victor Ashe

until this time next year or later, but lots of speculation on names will surface between now and then. Dawn Coppock is one, as is Sevierville attorney Cyndy Richardson Wyrick. Both have been public in their interest. Pam Reeves has a distinguished background having been president of both the Knoxville and Tennessee Bar Associations. She is highly regarded and is married to city Law Director Charles Swanson. It is very possible the final Obama choice has not surfaced. The choice does not have to live in East Tennessee or Knox County. In fact, Judge Charles Neese of Greeneville was from Paris, Tenn., and Knoxvillian Clure Morton became a federal judge in Nashville. Others mentioned as a possible federal judge include former state Rep. Wayne Ritchie, Don Bosch, Greg Isaacs, Supreme Court Justices Gary Wade (also from

Sevierville) and Sharon Lee from Madisonville. All are Democrats. Ultimately, Sens. Alexander and Corker will have to agree to whomever the White House chooses in order to secure confirmation. U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper of Nashville is the senior House Democrat and normally would have a voice in recommendations to the White House. He was an early Obama supporter over Clinton in Tennessee in 2008. However, Tennessee is not a high priority state for President Obama as there are only two Democrats in the congressional delegation. Tennessee is solid GOP territory. Cooper’s recommendations are not always followed by the Obama White House. ■ Tank Strickland (Rogero mayoral assistant and former chair of Knox County Commission) was hospitalized a few weeks ago with breathing issues. He has been home on Gardenia for over a week but says he is improving and looks forward to getting back to work. ■ State Rep. Ryan Haynes, who is chair of the Knox County legislative delegation, has reached out to

newly-elected Democratic state Rep. Gloria Johnson, offering to introduce her to Speaker Harwell and assisting on committee assignments. Haynes, an active Republican, is one who works with members of both parties. Harwell has sole discretion on what committees all House members serve. ■ Nick Della Volpe has decided to seek a second term on city council in the 2013 council elections, which means all five of the current district council members will be on the city ballot next November. Besides Della Volpe, they include Brenda Palmer, Daniel Brown, Nick Pavlis and Duane Grieve. ■ Coliseum Director Bob Polk, who has had recurring back issues, is still looking at retirement but may delay it until 2013.

Nownes to speak The Third and Fourth District Democratic clubs will host UT professor Dr. Anthony Nownes speaking on the recent election at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Rd. Info: Dr. Lorraine Hart at 637-3293.

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Out of the shadows Woman seeks to raise epilepsy awareness By Jake Mabe They are called grand mal seizures. Heather Webb says when one happens, her body becomes rigid. Her heart beats rapidly. She falls like axed timber, losing consciousnesses. Her eyes roll back into her head. She jerks violently. Heather has epilepsy. She was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy when she was 12. “I was on my way to school and suddenly dropped my books and papers on the school bus,” she says. “I blacked out. I just wasn’t there. My sister Krissy was taking (health occupational) classes at the time and just happened to have been studying seizures. The teacher told her I needed to go straight to the hospital.” Doctors told Heather she had a 50/50 chance of growing out of it. She didn’t. Her epilepsy worsened. “I went through so many medicines. I was a guinea pig for a long time.” She and her doctors have found a trio of medications that help control her epilepsy as well as possible. In 2000, she had a vagus nerve stimulator installed, a computerized electrical device similar in size, shape and implant location to a heart pacemaker that connects to the vagus nerve in the neck. She carries a magnet with her that can be swiped near the implant to stop a seizure. “It basically saved my life.” Heather says she witnessed another person have a grand mal seizure while she was working in a restaurant. “It can be very scary for a person who witnesses it.” Some with severe epilepsy, Heather says, often live “in the shadows,” as she puts it, fearful they might lose their job. Heather has not been able to drive for eight years. She admits that epilepsy has made some relationships difficult. According to the Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee’s website, “People with epilepsy may be embarrassed or fearful about their seizures and they may have to contend with the ignorance and fear of other people. Some people work through these issues on their own, and others may need some help from a nurse or a professional counselor to deal with them effectively.” Heather is on a mission to bring the disorder out of the shadows. She has

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shared her story through traditional and social media during November’s Epilepsy Awareness Month. She would love to talk to middle or high school health students about epilepsy. In 2010, she was named an ambassador for the Knoxville region of The

Anita Kaufmann Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate the public not to fear epilepsy and seizures. It also raises money for medicinal research and to hopefully find a cure. Heather is planning to organize a benefit concert or some other event for the

Foundation’s Purple Day on March 26. Heather enjoys singing in church and says her faith sustains her. But, she admits that some days are just plain rough. “Any seizure can kill a person. You always wonder if this is the day you’re going to have your last seizure. Once, I fell and hit my head on concrete blocks. I busted my head open and lost control of my bodily functions. I woke up

in the hospital two hours later and for an hour after I awakened, my body was paralyzed.” She says some days she asks “why?” “But then, I get back up. I keep on going. If you stay down, you’re not going to get anywhere.” Anyone interested in helping Heather raise epilepsy awareness or help organize the local Purple Day event should email her at

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Retirement sell-off furniture liquidation Name brand furniture will be sold at a fraction of the original value! Mynatts Furniture is celebrating the retirement of Tommy and Jewell Walker, the owners of the company. After proudly serving the furniture industry since 1957, Tommy and Jewell are moving in a new direction. It’s the end of an era. To send them off in style, come join us for the biggest retirement sale in the history of Mynatts Furniture starting Thursday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m. As a special thank you to their loyal customers, every living room, every dining room, every bedroom & every piece of premium bedding will be offered at the biggest discounts in our history! This event is anything but ordinary with 30,000 plus sq.ft. of unexpected values throughout the store. Truck loads of new merchandise are arriving daily for this one-time sale event. Never before and never again will you be able to purchase name-brand furniture and mattresses at unbelievable prices.

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Doors open Thursday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. sharp. Sorry, no one admitted before.

It’s going to be a total and absolute wall-towall sell off! Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of furniture and bedding will be offered to the public at prices far below what you would expect to pay. Don’t miss out! You can still pick up your lay-a-ways and special orders and make your monthly payments at this location until further notice.

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■ Bean bags $39 ■ TV consoles $187 ■ Chair and 1/2 $88 ■ Sleeper sofa $598 ■ Futons with mattress $188 ■ Wood daybed $188 ■ Reclining sofa $688 ■ Dinette chairs $48 See these & much more: wicker & rattan furniture, patio sets, porch swings and more. The more you buy, the more you save! The doors will be closed until Thursday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. preparing for the sale. Special hours for the sale are: Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m, Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Mynatts Furniture is located at 6805 Maynardville Highway, Knoxville (Halls Crossroads). Phone: 922-7557. Be early for best buys!


Who killed Tennessee football? In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the University of Tennessee athletics department, PO Box 15016, Knoxville, TN 37901. *** Autopsy results are pending. Investigations continue. Official explanations and excuses are under deep cover. Leaks are scarce but most of us think we already know who killed Tennessee football. Here is the plot: Five consecutive seasons with six or more losses is the absolute worst in the colorful history of the Volunteers. This is plain and simple awful. It is also inexcusable. Here are the principal characters (note which names appear frequently): Dr. Joe Johnson started

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this mess by retiring as university president. Leadership has never been the same. Athletic director Doug Dickey returned to Florida to play more golf. Dickey’s replacement, nice guy Mike Hamilton, set world records as a fundraiser. He built great buildings. He lost touch with the primary mission, winning games. He may have never been in touch. Phillip Fulmer, legendary coach, was unable to win national titles on a reg-

For new things I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness, I have taken you by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness. I am the Lord, that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to idols. See, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them. (Isaiah 42: 6-9 NRSV)

ular basis. He had the Vols in the 2007 SEC championship game but was said to be drifting toward decline. Too loyal, assistants on cruise control. Recruiting was slipping, league running away from him. Fans were distressed. Strange sequence: Hamilton awarded Fulmer a raise and contract extension and promptly fired him. How it was handled, on homecoming week, was brutal. Fulmer’s record looks pretty good in retrospect. So, who killed Tennessee football? Fulmer didn’t. Hamilton, listening to former UT student manager and current super agent Jim Sexton, hired Lane Kiffin. Al Davis, godfather of the Oakland Raiders, said the boy coach would destroy the

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calendar don’t bother some people, but I have spent so much of my life working in the church that I pay close attention. I always felt a trifle For all that has been, thanks. cheated when the Saturday For all that will be, yes. after Thanksgiving was (“Markings” Dag Hammarskjöld) spent at the church hanging banners and setting up As I write this, I am still paper after Thanksgiving Advent wreaths because making lists and perusing and before the first Sunday the season of expectation recipes and planning for in Advent. (and the new church year) I am thankful for that. Thanksgiving. But this began on the Sunday of The vagaries of the Thanksgiving weekend. column will appear in your

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UT program and take the university down with him. That was an exaggerated forecast. Well, somewhat. Young Kiffin spent $2 million Tennessee dollars to bring along daddy Monte as defensive guru. Neither knew the first thing about stopping spread formations. The Arkansas wildcat was a total mystery. Young Kiffin said and did wild and reckless things. He, Ed Orgeron and/or unscrupulous associates caught the eye and ear of the NCAA. Violation police were closing in when the gang fled west, to Southern Cal. The mattress fire may not have been Hamilton’s fault. I will say probation is really embarrassing for losing teams. What happened next was a blunder. Hamilton chose Derek Dooley and told us

good times would follow. Derek was very lucky to land a lucrative, long-term contract for one of the better reconstruction jobs in the country on the strength of availability, family name, Southern lingo, law degree, 17-20 record at Louisiana Tech and earlier affiliation with Nick Saban. The aforementioned Mr. Sexton negotiated the deal. We now know Dooley was also unlucky. He was overmatched and the victim of several unfortunate incidents. Losing quarterback, receiver and safety to injury was hurtful. Counting to 11 was troublesome. So was Da’Rick. October schedules were overloaded. The inexplicable loss to Kentucky last year was deadly. Considerable pain was self-inflicted. Dooley’s scramble of assistants contributed to con-

fusion. Worst mistake was turning the defense over to Sal Sunseri. Let me say this politely: It didn’t work. Dooley and helpers, coming and going, recruited reasonably well but failed to gain on superior foes. Talent evaluation was fuzzy. Tennessee secured several players who can’t play. Precise measurables? To quote the former coach, you are what the record says you are, 4-19 in the SEC. He did improve the culture. Who killed Tennessee football? Hamilton is most often mentioned in this sad postmortem. Hamilton fired Fulmer without a plan. Hamilton hired Kiffin – and Dooley on the rebound. Hamilton is the prime suspect. Chancellor Jimmy Cheek? Is he a person of interest? Not much.

I suppose I selfishly wanted more time with family, but it was more than that. I wanted Thanksgiving to have its own time and then just a little space before we were ready to dive right into Advent and Christmas. That may be the reason I always want to put up the Chrismon tree and leave it bare and dark the first Sunday in Advent, then add the Old Testament Chrismons the next week, and the New Testament symbols the next, and finally on the Sunday before Christmas—TaDa, TaDa!—to turn on the tiny white lights. In my mind, at least, it

is one way to live out the season of expectancy, the time of waiting, the looking and leaning forward in time to a new thing that is about to happen. So, this year I am pleased that Advent begins in December, right where it belongs. (See, it really doesn’t take much to make me happy!) We will begin a new season in a new month, and we will sing the old songs that are always new and God will do a new thing! And as I clean and plan and prepare for Thanksgiving, I do so with my heart still planted firmly in that season of remembering the blessings

of the past year. Some of them were disguised, some of them were revealed only in retrospect, but some were realized in wondrous joy, others in catch-yourbreath amazement and a few were received with tears of humility. It pays to remember, as we enter this season of tradition and long memories, that God is always doing a new thing. We need to be attentive, to be watchful, to be in tune with God. So for now, enjoy your Thanksgiving feast, enjoy time with friends and family, give thanks for God’s goodness, and then be ready to “Prepare ye the way of the Lord!”

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By Theresa Edwards Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church held their annual craft fair with more than 40 vendors participating, an increase from last year’s 30. Coordinated by the church’s communication committee, proceeds will go toward upgrading the marquee sign on the front corner at the “Karns red light” which announces

both church and community events. “The sign is very old and not noticeable. It definitely needs improvement,” said Judy Graham, who helped at the event with coordinator Julie Moorefield. In addition to crafts, a bake sale was held plus a doorWanda Arnold handcrafts one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments. prize drawing for a free cake. Photos by T. Edwards of There will be a “very merry anti-malaria holiday con- Beaver Ridge with vocalist Jo borne along with some very cert” 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Ludwig and pianist Jean Os- special surprise guests.

Spirit of the season sings clear in ‘Lessons and Carols’ By Sherri Gardner Howell If you need a reminder of the spiritual meaning of the holiday season, mark 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, on your calendar and be in the pews at Farragut Presbyterian Church. The church choir will offer a traditional Anglican Christmas service of scripture and music that night, called the “Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.” The service, a tradition at several local churches, offers nine lessons that tell the story of the coming of Christ in music and verse. Angela Batey will direct the choir in this annual performance for the church, and she provided some history of the Nine Lessons. “The nine lessons were originally drawn up in 1880 by the Bishop of Truro, and adapted 40 years later at King’s College in Cambridge, England, for a new Christmas Eve service,” explains Batey. “The college was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI, who decided that it should have a choir of 16 boys (called ‘choristers’) and 14 men (called ‘choral scholars’). Thus was born the now famous King’s College Choir, which exists today in practically the same form. “What began for this

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“Farragut Presbyterian Church is known for worship services that focus on meaningful and rich worship and that includes quality music.” The “Service of Nine Lessons and Carols” is on Dec. 9 and is open to all, says Batey. “From the start of the service when the chimes ring the hour and, from the back of the church, a single treble voice begins the story with ‘Once in royal David’s city, Stood a lowly cattle shed,’ it is a moving and special celebration of Christ’s birth.” Cindy and Alyssa Rains shop for crafts.

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Wendy McGlasson shows the church’s cookbook, “Favorites from our Table,” available at the church office. Proceeds will benefit the praise band’s purchase of an updated piano.

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Sands signs with Tennessee Tech Karns High School senior Kristen Sands has signed to play softball with Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville where she is planning to major in education. She is the daughter of principal Dr. Tracy Sands and Tim Sands. “Kristen is an extremely hard worker and if anyone deserves this, she does. This is something she has worked for her whole career and it is a dream come true for her,” said coach Kristy Hutson.


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It’s almost time for the final bell at South-Doyle Middle School, but 6th grade social studies teacher Donna Hall looks like she’s in the middle of her day. A big tote bag sits on the floor behind her desk. She won’t walk out to her car until it’s stacked full of student papers that she’ll work on until deep into the night. “A lot of people think teachers have such an easy job – ‘Oh, you’re off for the whole summer’ – but there aren’t too many nights when I don’t go home with this bag full,” said Hall, who has taught for 30 years. She has built a reputation for caring for her students, colleagues and community. She also has a reputation for making her world history classes fun. “I’ve been known to wear a Julius Caesar outfit when we study Rome or a toga when we take up Greece. “When we studied Mesopotamia, I let them know this is present-day Iraq. I try to bring it back to them, to help them understand how it affects their lives.” The daughter of the late Frances and Bill Sarrett, Hall studied education at UT, graduating from Holston High School with a degree in education. She’d always known she wanted to teach, but such jobs were hard to come by, so she went to work with her father at International Harvester. She married and moved to Nashville and Alabama and North Carolina over the next few years, eventually picking up some substitute teaching work. When she finally returned to Knoxville, she got a job teaching at Sunnyview Primary School, then Ramsey Elementary until it closed and she was moved back to Sunnyview. Her daughters Renee and Emily went with her. In 2001, her friend and co-worker Emily Hurst decided to transfer to South-Doyle and wanted Hall to go with her. “I told her, ‘I can’t. They’re too big, too mean. …’ But she talked me into

South-Doyle Middle School teacher Donna Hall Photos by Betty Bean

it and there’s no difference. They’re just taller. That’s the only difference between middle school and elementary school. And they still don’t come with paper and pencil.” It was a big year – she sold her house, changed schools and remarried. Her husband is former Knox County Register of Deeds Steve Hall – “The original,” she said, explaining that there are 13 Steve Halls in Knox County. “I want to have a dinner and invite all the Steve Halls to come.” Hall is known as South-Doyle’s “Sunshine Lady” because she keeps track of weddings, births, deaths,

years, to colon cancer because she was 52 and had not had a colonoscopy. So, when everybody turns 50, I present them with this little (dark blue rubber) bracelet and tell them they have until summer to get their colonoscopy done. I make them wear it and give it back to me after they get their test.” There’s a picture of Emily’s memorial service on Hall’s wall. Much as she loves teaching, she’s begun to dream about having time to travel to places she’s been to in books – particularly Rome, which she says is on her “bucket list,” and to Egypt, which fascinates her. “I would probably go on another five or six years, but Steve is wanting to retire and I don’t want to work if he’s not working. One day I think I’m going to retire, but the next day I think ‘What would I do?’ “I want to stay with the kids until I can’t remember stuff.”

illnesses, retirements and baby showers. She attends school athletic events and participates in all kinds of fundraisers and charity events. And there’s one more job she’s taken on: “I’m the Colonoscopy Queen – I lost Emily Hurst, my friend of 32

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‘Journey of Life’ at Farragut High School By Sara Barrett Farragut High School seniors went through a crash course about the real world last week during the school’s Journey of Life program, which was held in the gymnasium. Each student chose a career and was given an appropriate monthly budget based on that decision. Local businesses set up stations around the gym for the students to “experience” paying for everyday expenses including utilities, groceries and even towels and bedding from Kohl’s. Bills were paid, houses were mortgaged and child care was chosen by each student for their imaginary families. At the end of the exercise, they were told how much debt they had accrued in the process. Farragut High School family and consumer science teacher Lynsey Flatford said the students responded positively to the experience. “Lines aren’t full for the optional items,” said Flatford. “The students realize they

Farragut High School seniors Amber Wilson, Rachel Jeter and Samantha McCrackin “compare children” before looking at their housing options.

don’t have a lot of spending money on a monthly budget.” The event was a group effort by volunteers and both past and present faculty members. Flatford said the ideal plan would be to make Journey of Life an annual event. Students received a grade for the exercise and a bag of freebies from participating businesses.

Farragut High School seniors Ben Dickinson, Gus Green, Adam Hadjerioua and Chandler Cunningham pay their “faux” utility bills at LCUB during the school’s Journey of Life event last week. Former FHS counselor Linda Handly offers guidance to participants when asked. Now retired, Handly volunteered to help out with the event on her own time. Photos by S. Barrett

Students in “The Journey of Life” are given a checklist of expenses (below).

Food drive aids Minvilla Manor Farragut Middle School students recently held a canned food drive to assist the 57 residents of Minvilla Manor with their Thanksgiving meal. The students had planned to hold the food drive for 10 days, but they surpassed their goal of 120 cans after only six days. Five classrooms participated, but 6th graders Ricky Culotta and R.J. Wade led the drive. They counted, sorted, loaded and delivered the cans to Minvilla Manor. Other classmates made posters and designed a reward system for students who participated. Pictured during the delivery are Minvilla Manor residents Mike Wirick and Emmitt Howard; Farragut Middle 6th graders R.J. Wade and Ricky Culotta, and Minvilla Manor case managers Dustin Heffner and Megan Lappas. Photo submitted

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Doreen Akune (3695) comes to the 5K finish line with the “No Boundaries” beginning runners group she coaches. It is a 10-week training program culminating with this race as a “graduation celebration.” Also shown are Haley Blank (3822), Pam Huppman (4402) and Karen Gisy (4224). Photos by T. Edwards of

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attracts 2,898 runners on the ears and hands,” said race winner Dyrk Greenhalgh. “Running is a wonderful sport. You can do it from the time you’re little on up through life.” Dyrk’s wife, Heidi, also ran in the 5K. Two of their six children are also runners. They enjoy doing things as a family. “After completing the race, Dyrk came back to run alongside and encourage me,” Heidi said. “He says things like ‘you can do it, run faster, beat that guy.’ He always runs back to help me finish the race faster.” Info: www. f le e t fe e t k nox v i l le.c om/ Dyrk Greenhalgh wins the races/hot-to-trot-5k10koverall 5K race with a time of fun-run 16:42.2.

By Theresa Edwards Thousands ran off the calories before their Thanksgiving feast by competing in the Hot to Trot 5K, 10K or Fun Run on Parkside Drive in Turkey Creek. A total of 2,898 participated, with only 260 of those in the fun run. The proceeds benefited the charity A Hand Up for Women. “They help women in need of assistance to get through life. It’s a year-long project where they learn life skills to get back in the job market. The organization even provides housing when necessary,” said Cheryl Hadian, wife of race director Shahin Hadian. Nonperishable food was also collected for Sister Martha’s Food Pantry. Those who made donations were entered in a drawing for a pair of New Balance shoes. Many other door prizes were also given away. “It’s a great way to start off Thanksgiving Day by giving back to the community and being with family here too. That makes this race a lot of fun,” Cheryl said. “It was a good race. The temperature was just about right, except a little chilly

Hardin Valley Academy graduate Emma Myrick, who received a soccer scholarship to University of the Cumberlands, comes home for Thanksgiving and runs in the Hot to Trot 5K.

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Who’s doing business in Farragut? How many businesses are there in the official boundaries of the town of Farragut?

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Estimates range from 600 to more than 700, but we know there are at least 410. That is how many businesses have stepped up and completed the Business Privilege License registration. The license applies to all commercial, office and home-based businesses located in Farragut. Businesses had until Oct. 12 to avoid the $15 one-time registration fee. The license is good for one year and expires each June 30. Business owners who register by Aug. 31 each year will not have to pay the $15 fee. There are penalties for businesses which fail to register. Perks for those who have registered have also started, including the new Shop Farragut Holiday Campaign, which has 70 businesses participating and expects to have more than 100 by the first week

in December, says Allison Sousa, executive director of Farragut Business Alliance. The campaign promotes shopping locally and includes an advertising campaign valued at more than $15,000. Sousa also said they are working to enable businesses to submit the license fee and information online.

Shrimp, Oysters and Beer officially opened with a ribbon cutting on Monday, Nov. 19, hosted by the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce. Owner Mario Navarro, with the scissors, gets ready to cut the ribbon as town and chamber officials and employees assist. Photo by Jim Brannon

Rotary Club of Farragut president Bruce Williamson receives thanks from Ball Camp Elementary principal Brandon Pratt for a new sound system and stage curtains, purchased in part with a $5,000 donation from the club. The money came from club fundraisers and a matching grant from Rotary District 6780. On Friday, Nov. 16, the second graders presented a Thanksgiving musical directed by Faye King. It was the first performance to use the new equipment. Photo by T. Edwards of For information on the holiday shopping program and the business license requirement, visit www. ■ Shrimp, Oysters

and Beer celebrated its grand opening on Nov. 19 with an official ribboncutting ceremony. The casual seafood restaurant at 747 N. Campbell Station

Road offers a wide selection of seafood dishes and appetizers and specializes in fresh shucked oysters with tap and bottled beers. Mario Navarro , a chef who was with Meksiko Cantina for 12 years, is the owner. The menu offers more than a dozen appetizers – from steamed mussels to Volcano Avocado Shrimp – with the main course list featuring a Surf and Turf with grilled mahi-mahi ($22.50), whole tilapia ($12.50) and a “serves two” seafood paella ($32). Sandwiches are $9 to $10, and the oysters are offered five different ways. For a look at the menu, visit http://

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Get ready for a community-wide dogwood tree-planting on Dec. 1. Buy online at (click on Bazillion Blooms) or at participating garden centers: • Ellenburg Landscaping 722 Vanosdale Rd. • Mayo Garden Centers 4718 Kingston Pike & 7629 Kingston Pike • Stanley’s Greenhouse 3029 Davenport Rd. • Thress Nursery 7343 Old Clinton Pike Our dogwood trees are battling to survive. Many have died from disease, development and neglect. In the last three years, more than 4,000 dogwood trees have been planted through Bazillion Blooms. Here’s our community update on the bare-root dogwood tree blooms purchased last week: Halls/Ftn. City: 2,875 blooms Bearden: 3,025 blooms Farragut: 1,625 blooms Karns/Hardin Valley: 1,650 blooms Other East TN neighborhoods: 2,675 blooms 11,850 TOTAL BLOOMS!


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Here’s to Cyber Monday … and more By Anne Hart Wonder when it happened that the string of days immediately following Thanksgiving Day acquired flashy new names? We all know about Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving is so named because for many retailers it’s their biggest sales day of the year, turning balance sheets from red to black. This is a day that historically – if you can refer to a decade or so as “history” – belongs to the bricks and mortar retailers, rather than to online merchandisers. Next up is “Small Business Saturday” or “Small Saturday,” a nationwide reminder to us all to support local entrepreneurs who have put their hearts and souls into the small businesses they own and operate. As their businesses thrive, so do the communities they serve. Their success is ours. And now we’re told that the next day on the calendar is to be called “Sofa Sunday” because of an iPad app containing about a bazillion retailers’ catalogs. The idea is that we’ll all sit on our sofas on the Sunday after Thanksgiving and order stuff from our

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Alan L. Hill, AT&T regional director of external affairs; Marie Ryan, education coordinator for Junior Achievement; state Rep. Joe Armstrong and Fred Waters, AT&T manager, discuss the advantages of fiber wiring.

AT&T boosts ‘Aspire Mentoring’ By Theresa Edwards Students from Austin-East Magnet School participated in job shadowing at AT&T, 9733 Parkside Drive, as part of Junior Achievement’s “Aspire Mentoring” program, learning about career options and ways that schooling translates to onthe-job success. “This is especially good for college preparation, for the students to figure out what careers they want to pursue. They did an interest inventory on the Junior Achievement website earlier. The job shadowing will help them match up their interests with possibilities out there, seeing how things work in real life,” said computer applications instructor Clark Foster.

“We want to encourage students to further their education in college, and let them know there are great job opportunities in science, math and technology,” said AT&T manager Fred Waters. “We give them several views of different careers at AT&T,” said Alan L. Hill, regional director of external affairs. These careers included discussions on engineering services, mobility team, public and government relations, sales, fiber installation and maintenance work. “It is important we expose our students, especially those from AustinEast, to see role models like Alan Hill and Fred Waters,” said Rep. Joe Armstrong. “I think they sparked a lot of interest in the students here.”

Over the holidays, we look forward to spending quality time with our loved ones, some of whom we may not see during the rest of the Webb year. AAA estimated that 43.6 million people traveled more than 50 miles this Thanksgiving weekend, and 90 percent did so by car. And the holiday season has just begun! As Christmas approaches, even more people will hit the road, and with more vehicles on the highways, that unfortunately means increased risk of car accidents. More than 30 percent of these accidents are alcohol-related. If you host a gathering at your

house, it is your responsibility to make sure your friends don’t leave impaired. Designate sober drivers and offer nonalcoholic beverage options. And remember: Even if you’re completely sober, that doesn’t mean the other drivers are. As you travel for the holidays, keep these safety tips in mind: ■ Get a good night’s sleep before you travel. Fatigued driving is dangerous. Coffee and other caffeinated beverages are not substitutes for sleep. ■ To avoid drowsiness while driving, take a break every few hours. ■ Give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination. When planning your trip, make sure you allot time for breaks and for potential delays. ■ Over the holidays, there

are more vehicles on the road. Increase the distance between you and the car in front to allow ample stopping time. ■ Pay attention while driving. Put your phone away, never text and drive, and have a passenger operate the GPS. ■ Make sure you have plenty of fuel. Don’t cut it close or you may find yourself on the side of the road. ■ Don’t drive late into the night. Plan your trip to arrive early or split your trip into two days. ■ And remember yearround, if you see lights, pull to the right. Always pull completely over to the right if you see the lights of an emergency vehicle. With a few safe driving tips, you can keep your family safe on the roads. Rural/ Metro wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

KoKo FitClub ‘up and running’ Cheri Guymon, fit coach; Tricia Kilgore, owner; and Nikki Gray, fit coach, look over a workout machine called SMARTRAINER at the Nov. 8 open house for KoKo FitClub, 153 Brooklawn Street, Farragut. The open house included free strength and cardio sessions, food, door prizes and presentations from Dr. Larry Kilgore from the UT Cancer Institute, Michael deLisle from Runners Market, Melanie Duncan of the Knoxville Track Club, Elizabeth Neutens from Race Day, and Beverly Reeves, with All About You Post-Mastectomy Boutique. Photo by Jim Brannon

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The preview is Thursday, Nov. 29. Regular performances will be Friday-Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2; Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 5-9 and 12-16; and Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 20-23. Sunday shows are at 2 p.m.; all others start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $5 to $40 and are available at 865974-5161, 865-656-4444 or www.clarencebrowntheatre. com.

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. 26, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5. ■ Tuesday, Nov. 27, 10:30 a.m., Older Preschool Storytime for ages 4-6. ■ Wednesday, Nov. 28, 10:30 a.m., Baby Bookworms Cookie Walk, craft fair for infants to age 2. Faith Lutheran Church will host a cookie walk and ■ Thursday, Nov. 29, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime craft fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the for ages 2-3. ■ Friday, Nov. 30, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime for church, 239 Jamestowne Blvd. The annual event will feature thousands of homeages 3-5. made 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 Job Resources Group



The Job Resources Group will meet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Concord United Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive. The group provides assistance in preparing for interviews, revising resumes and finding employment.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 Ludwig & Osborne at Strang Ludwig & Osborne will kick off the holiday season with a musical performance at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Frank R. Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road.Jo Ludwig will sing from her wide variety of musical pieces. For more info or to reserve a space, call 865-670-6693.

THURSDAY, NOV. 29 Wire-wrap jewelry class The Town of Farragut is hosting a wire-wrap jewelrymaking 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. For more info and to register, visit www. or call 865-966-7057.

THURSDAY, NOV. 29 ‘A Hobbit’s Holiday’ Keith Norris will present “A Hobbit’s Holiday: The Extraordinary Journey of Bilbo Baggins” as part of the Faculty Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State 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.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 29-DEC. 23 ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Clarence Brown The Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” will be performed Thursday, Nov. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 23, on the main stage at the University of Tennessee’s Clarence Brown Theatre. The Clarence Brown holiday tradition will feature new costumes, a new set and a new adaptation of the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s redemption. The cast of 30 includes UT Theatre faculty professional actors, UT graduate and undergraduate student actors, and community-based actors. Visiting guest actor David Kortemeier will play Scrooge. UT associate professor Casey Sams is directing.

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 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.

SUNDAY, DEC. 2 ‘Messiah’ at Farragut Presbyterian The Farragut Presbyterian Church choir and the University of Tennessee Chamber Singers will present the Christmas portion of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the church, 209 Jamestowne Blvd. Angela Batey, UT’s director of the School of Music for Graduate Studies and director of choral activities, will conduct the joint performance, which will include orchestral accompaniment.

SUNDAY, DEC. 2 Steinway Society Christmas program

The Steinway Society of Knoxville will host “An Afternoon 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 Lightfest for Tots will be vocalists as well as solo and duet piano perThe Cove in Concord Park will host the fourth annual formers, and the program will conclude with an audiLightfest for Tots on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Concord Marina ence sing-along. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Eggnog, hot gas dock and the Cove in Concord Park. cider and Christmas treats will be served. Attendees are Times for the lighted boat parade will be published when they become available. Admission is free and open welcome to bring Christmas cookies or treats to share. Seating is limited. To RSVP, call 865-671-3388. to the public.




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The Madisonville Christmas Parade will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, on North College Street at the railroad tracks and move south past the Monroe County Courthouse. The Kiwanis-sponsored parade will have floats, classic cars and fire engines. Grand marshal will be Tennessee Highway Patrolman Lowell Russell, a Madisonville native. In case of inclement weather, call 423-442-3445 to check on the parade’s status. The alternate date is Saturday, Dec. 15.

The Clinch Valley Community Chorus & Orchestra will give a free performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Audience members are encouraged to participate on the major pieces. Music will be provided. For more info, contact director Sandy Wells, 865659-0840.


SUNDAY, DEC. 2 ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’

‘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.


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 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.


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

Vegetarian cooking class The Vegetarian Society of East Tennessee will host a class on preparing “sarma,” Turkish stuffed grape leaves, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike. Ogun and Yasemin Adebali will be the featured chefs. Participants also will share Turkish baklava. The cost is $3 per person. For info, contact Bob at 865-546-5643 or

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Webb School places a priority on community service and seeks to instill in its students a lifelong commitment to service. Webb’s community service program regularly connects with more than 40 local charitable agencies that provide services in East Tennessee and beyond, and Webb School has had ongoing relationships with many of these organizations for decades. (left) For several years now, Webb Upper School students and faculty have helped out with Ijams’ River Rescue effort. Webb Middle School students (below) lend a hand with the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign.

Leading through Service By Scott Hutchinson, Webb School President


foundational characteristic of being an effective leader is possessing the willingness and the ability to serve others, and service to the wider Knoxville community and beyond is right at the heart of the Webb School student experience. From kindergarten through 12th grade, opportunities for service abound; and Webb students are Hutchinson expected to participate in community service with the intent both to help others and to more fully develop as individuals. In terms of working with others, Webb’s community service program regularly connects with more than 40 local charitable agencies that provide services in East Tennessee as well as globally, and Webb School has had ongoing relationships with many of these organizations for decades. A partial list of Webb’s community service directory includes Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, Rotary International, Challenger Baseball, Empty Stocking Fund, FISH Hospitality Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, Knox Area Rescue Ministries, Love Kitchen, Mobile Meals, the Knoxville Zoo, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army, Second Harvest Food Bank, Sertoma Center, the Helen Ross McNabb Children and Youth Center, Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding, Young-Williams Animal Shelter, as well as several assisted living

facilities, schools, and more than a few hospitals. In terms of further developing the individual, important attributes of personal responsibility, selflessness, compassion, and respect for others are all fostered and reinforced through positive participation in the school’s community service program. Webb students learn to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, age groups, and life experiences, and this challenge to collaborate successfully with others provides real-life opportunities for our students to put into practice skills they’ve learned from their experiences on campus. Webb divides the types of community service into two categories. Direct service entails working with an approved entity that immediately benefits from students’ efforts. Through direct involvement, students gain greater awareness of the individual needs of the community. Examples include tutoring children, serving meals, visiting and serving the elderly, working at Special Olympics, or building houses for Habitat for Humanity. Indirect service refers to advocacy and behind-the-scenes assistance for an entity, and includes work within the Webb School community and/ or work with the student’s church or religious community. Indirect service is also important, as there is great value in serving well within a student’s immediate circle. In our Lower School and to a large extent our Middle School, the bulk of community service is done in groups, often class-wide or division-wide. That is especially true in direct service

experiences for the younger ages. For example, Middle Schoolers provide individual tutoring after school at the Boys & Girls Club’s Caswell Avenue branch. The tutoring is one-on-one, but that interaction is in the context of a group visit. In the Upper School, on the other hand, more service opportunities are pursued by individual students because of their past relationships with an organization and/or they need the flexibility in scheduling to go and serve when they can. To be a leader in today’s world, having compassion, empathy, and

respect for others is critical. At Webb we believe that cultivating that empathy and understanding is, in part, the result of participating in experiences that directly shape one’s ideas about serving others. By choosing to be involved in a vibrant and diverse menu of service opportunities, Webb students learn first-hand the rewards and satisfaction of helping others, and they acquire a deeper understanding of what it means to have community service in their lives.

‘My Own Friend’ After one of Webb Middle School’s annual parties for the children at the Haslam Family Club University, formerly the Caswell Boys & Girls Club, one little girl from the Club summed up the evening: “The pizza was great, the dance contest was fun, even though I didn’t win. But the most important thing is that I had my own friend for almost two hours.” “My own friend.” Those words most aptly define how, for more than 20 years, Webb’s Middle School has helped make a positive difference in the lives of the young people served by the Haslam Family Club. Under the guidance of Middle School science teacher and former basketball coach Elliott Stroupe, Webb 6th through 8th grade students have hosted parties at the Caswell unit, donated birthday money, organized book drives, sorted Angel Tree gifts, and even cleaned the Club’s building. When the Club started a tutoring program,

Webb students eagerly jumped on board, giving up their Tuesday evenings to travel to the North Knoxville branch to work with the Club’s youth. At the core of the Middle School’s partnership with the Haslam Family Club are the personal relationships. “It’s that face-to-face on a regular basis that makes working with the Boys & Girls Club so unique,” says Stroupe. “The key element is just having time to have a positive, personal relationship with a kid. And that’s so, so important.” That connection is illustrated by the Middle School’s one-to-one tutoring effort. This past year, Webb Middle School students posted more than 450 tutoring hours at the Caswell unit and traveled to the Club to tutor for 34 of the 38 weeks in the school year. In addition, through their experience tutoring or volunteering at the Club, many students have chosen to forgo

Webb’s Middle School has helped make a positive difference in the lives of the young people served by the Haslam Family Club, providing weekly tutoring at the Caswell branch, hosting parties, donating birthday money, organizing book drives, and sorting Angel Tree gifts. (above) Webb Middle Schoolers lead a parachute activity with Haslam Family Club members. birthday presents for donations to the Haslam Family Club’s education department. Most recently, six Webb 7th graders donated about $1,400 to the Caswell branch, which will go toward the purchase of four iPads,

cases and software. Over the past 10 years, Webb students have donated over $17,000 to the Club in lieu of birthday gifts. Webb School defines leadership as “being aware of what is happening around you and

choosing positive behaviors that benefit the community.” By that definition, Webb Middle School students have truly been leaders in their capacity to positively influence the lives of those served by the Haslam Family Club.

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November 26, 2012



From angry victim to survivor Former foster child eyes college degree to help others

Kim Matherly (second from left) celebrates graduation from Peninsula Recovery Education Program with people she considers to be her “family at heart.” Ronnie and Wendy Edgemon (second from right and right) were parents to Kim longer than any of her other 21 foster placements. Also pictured are Wendy Edgemon’s mother and their granddaughter.

Peninsula psychiatrist. “They do it to release tension and try to calm themselves, and to temporarily give the child the illusion that it helps relieve emotional pain, but afterward, self-harm is usually a shameful secret.” “Angry was not the word for it,” Matherly said. “It was full-fledged rage.” “I now know that I cut because the physical pain overrides the mental and emotional pain,” she explained. Matherly was in and out of the hospital as a child and stayed in the mental hospital in Virginia after adoption. She also developed epilepsy. “When I would have seizures, some of my foster parents and social workers thought I was just acting out or making up something to get attention,” she said. Unjust actions and disappointments seemed to be Matherly’s constant companions. After six years in the home of Wendy and Ronnie Edgemon, who

also foster parented Kim’s brother, Wally, the state approached the couple, asking if they would adopt. They declined because they were unable, but offered to be permanent foster parents. The offer was not accepted and about four months later when the social workers came

“Anger was not the word for it. It was full-fledged rage.” – Kim Matherly

to take the foster children to camp, the social workers also returned to came to pick up the children’s belongings. “I never got to say goodbye,” she lamented. “They were my Mommy and Daddy.” Matherly didn’t know if she would ever have contact with them again. This was the summer after fourth grade. When Matherly was in seventh

The nature of anger Anger is “an emotional state that varies in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage,” according to Charles Spielberger, PhD, a psychologist who specializes in the study of anger. Anger can be caused by both external and internal events. You could be angry at a specific person or event, or your anger could be caused by worrying or brooding about your personal problems.

Why are some people more angry than others? Jerry Deffenbacher, PhD, a psychologist who specializes in anger management, says some people really are more “hotheaded” than others are; they get angry more easily and more intensely than the average person does. There are also those who don’t show their anger in loud spectacular ways but are chronically irritable and grumpy. Easily angered people don’t always curse and throw things; sometimes they withdraw socially, sulk or get physically ill. People who are easily angered generally

have what some psychologists call a low tolerance for frustration, meaning simply that they feel that they should not have to be subjected to frustration, inconvenience or annoyance. They can’t take things in stride, and they’re particularly infuriated if the situation seems somehow unjust: for example, being corrected for a minor mistake. What makes these people this way? A number of things. One cause may be genetic or physiological: There is evidence that some children are born irritable, touchy and easily angered, and that these signs are present from a very early age. Another may be sociocultural. Anger is often regarded as negative; we’re taught that it’s all right to express anxiety, depression or other emotions but not to express anger. As a result, we don’t learn how to handle it or channel it constructively. Research has also found that family background plays a role. Typically, people who are easily angered come from families that are disruptive, chaotic and not skilled at emotional communications. - American Psychological Association

logical grandmother was nearby. Below, Denise Anderson, program coun“I learned through selor at Peninsula, explains how the Nathe love of my grandtive American Medicine Wheel has been mother, Rebecca Lowe, adapted for use in the Recovery Educathat I needed help,” she tion Program. In Native American spirisaid. tuality, the Medicine Wheel, which repreShe sought help at sents the sacred circle of life, symbolizes Peninsula Hospital and harmony and connections and is considwas referred from there ered a major symbol of peaceful interacto Peninsula’s Recovery tion among all living beings on Earth. Education Program. “I did get angry and quit, but when I came back, I was willing to accept the help that had been offered,” Matherly said. “I learned so much – I have a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) that will keep me from running on the hamster wheel of fear and anger that makes me self-harm.” “I also learned that although I don’t have a substance abuse addiction, the self-injury for me is just as dangerous because for so long I have compulsively acted on it and allowed it to control me,” she said. “I’ve learned to accept myself grade, “something special” happened in the classroom of her math and that recovery never ends. Like treatment for an illness such as diateacher, Carl Matherly. “I would sit in class and day- betes, there is ongoing stabilization. dream about having a father like The same is true for mental illness.” “Peninsula REC helped me to see Mr. Matherly while he told me about that falling isn’t failure because it is time with his family,” she said. “He was a Christian man, and he often on one’s knees that one truly had a dream that he went to Heaven learns to stand, so I use the falls as and my hand was placed with his a lesson and get back up.” In March 2012, Matherly moved and he was told he was meant to be my father, and I his daughter,” she into an apartment. This was the first time in her life that she has lived insaid. The Matherly family did adopt dependently and not had to share a Kimberly and she still carries their bedroom with another person. name; however, her self-injuring “I want to work with kids in the behavior and mental health symp- System who are 11 to 17 because I toms were scary to them. They believe they are often forgotten and didn’t understand the problems I can make a difference,” Matherly or how to cope. Out of fear, they said. placed Matherly in a state hospital, Matherly, 27, is optimistic about and then in a group home for girls. her future. She begins college this She never returned to live in the fall and wants to be a Licensed Matherlys’ home. Clinical Social Worker so she can For four years she went back become a counselor while pursuing and forth from the group home to a psychology degree. the hospital. At 18, she found her “I’ve climbed out of the victim’s biological mother and returned to role and into a survivor’s role. Now I live with her in Tennessee. Her bio- can show others the way.”

Are you too angry? There are psychological tests that measure the intensity of angry feelings, how prone to anger you are and how well you handle it. But chances are good that if you do have a problem with anger, you already know it. If you find yourself acting in ways that seem out of control and frightening, you might need help finding better ways to deal with this emotion. How is your anger level? Take an online assessment at

Did you know?

Outside forces are sometimes linked to mental illness – for example, a traumatic brain injury or exposure to viruses or toxins while in the womb. Mental illness is common, affecting one in four adults.

Does Anger Have You at a Breaking Point? Peninsula Outpatient Services has experienced professionals trained to deal with anger management. Call (865) 970-9800 for more information. Peninsula Outpatient Centers are conveniently located in Blount, Knox, Loudon and Sevier counties.


Born in Cocke County, Kim Matherly was a healthy baby until a prolonged ear infection led to spinal meningitis at six months. Acute bacterial meningitis is an infection of the meninges (the system of membranes which envelops the brain and spinal cord) that often causes hearing loss and is fatal in 5-40 percent of children and 2050 percent of adults despite treatment with antibiotics. “I stayed in the hospital six months, and during that time, I ‘died’ twice,” Matherly said. “The doctors told my mother to expect behavioral problems from me because the meningitis had damaged the frontal lobe of my brain which controls emotions.” “I was released from the hospital when I was around 18 months old, and it was also at this time I had my first seizure,” she explained. When Matherly was four, her biological mother was having some issues of her own and soon was unable to care for Matherly and her brother. Following a short stay with her paternal grandmother, Matherly was released to “protective care” of the state of Tennessee because of abuse in the home. In the years that followed, Matherly moved to 22 different locations – both foster care and state-run group homes. She endured multiple abusive environments as a small child and this is believed to be what led to her selfharming behaviors. “I would bite my hands and my knees until they bled and I would bang my head against the wall,” she recalled. “I was five when my social worker recognized that I was hurting myself in response to being abused, and she took me to a psychiatrist to get help.” Matherly’s chosen instruments of self-harm were pencils, scissors and her own fingernails. “Self-injury in children is a huge red flag that they are demonstrating unhealthy ways to cope with emotional pain, anger and frustration,” said Dr. John Kupfner,


Yoga dance instructor Diane Gardner

Photos by T. Edwards of

Yoga dancing at Strang Yoga dancing is the newest thing, not only at the Strang Senior Center, but in Tennessee. Diane Gardner teaches “shake your soul” classes 1:30 p.m. Mondays at Strang.

Vocalist Jo Ludwig will present “music in the afternoon,” accompanied by pianist Jean Osborne at the Strang Senior Center 1 p.m. Wednesday, The Knox County Retired Teachers Association honored six promising educators at a recent lunNov. 28. cheon. Each was selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship through an essay process. Scholarship winners are: (front) Kayla Gass (student teacher at West High), Crystal Roark (student teacher in Greenville), Sara Tait (student teacher at Powell High), Haley Mynatt (CAK graduate and student teacher at Farragut Intermediate), Shelly Jenkins (student teacher at Pond Gap Elementary); (back) Brett Coleman (Bearden High graduate and student teacher at Hardin Valley Academy.

Retired Teachers Association awards scholarships

Photo by Ruth White

Welcome the furry season Christmastime is upon us, and the Humane Society would like to make it a little easier to find something nice for those you love – or to find someone to love.

Theresa Edwards

“The rhythm and expression come from inside,” said Gardner. “It’s learning how to get in touch with it, channel it and feel comfortable enough to let it out so you truly shake your soul. “Another thing that makes it special is how it is part of a community, so when you have a group of people who dance together numerous times they learn the expressive movement together which is pretty powerful to observe and Sarah Davis feel. “There are several movements ranging from very didn’t dance in my younger joyful and fun to lyrical and erybody.” “I’ve really enjoyed this years and this is a good class spiritual with a wide variety of music, something for ev- class,” said Sarah Davis. “I to learn how to. It’s fun.”

Puppies, puppies, puppies! Meet Repo, a male Jack Russell mix, 5-months-old

Sara Barrett

Critter Tales The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley will host a holiday open house 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. It is located at 6717 Kingston Pike. There will be lots of gift ideas for friends of both the furry and human variety and many family-friendly activities including face painting, ornament painting and a silent auction. Pet adoptions will be

Help your pet get into the holiday spirit and help the Humane Society in the process at its open house Saturday, Dec. 8. Photo submitted reduced all weekend, and hours will also be extended Sunday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet adoptable animals and find a new addition to your family. If you can’t wait until the 8th to spread some animal-friendly Christmas cheer, bring your pet

Tank is a five-month-old bulldog mix currently staying at Young-Williams Animal Center’s main facility on Division Street. His adoption fee is $75.

Meet Tank and Tifa at Young-Williams

Smokey is a male, min pin mix, 3-months-old


Chesney is a female, min pin mix, 3-months-old

We have many others too!


Small Breed Rescue off East TN T Space donated by Shopper-News. contact: Karen 966-6597 or Tyrine at 426-3955 email:

by Campbell’s Pool and Spa on Papermill Road 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, for Hot Tub Santa. A $10 donation to the Humane Society will buy a portrait of your pet in a dry hot tub with Santa. Info: 573-9675 or www. humanesocietytennessee. com.

“Double Your Good Deed” during December by declining the free T-shirt when you give blood. A portion of the value of the shirt will be given to Second Harvest Food Bank. Each declined shirt can provide nine meals. Over the last two years, approximately $20,000 has been donated to Second Harvest thanks to the support of blood donors. All blood types are needed. Donors can donate at a number of daily mobile sites or one of two fixed sites: 1601 Ailor Ave. and 11000 Kingston Pike in Farragut. Other blood drives in your area: ■ 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Advanced Auto Parts, 8424 Kingston Pike, Bloodmobile. ■ 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, West Towne Christian Church, 9300 Middlebrook Pike, inside the gym. ■ 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, Clear Springs Baptist Church, 8518 Thompson School Rd. ■ 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, West Park Baptist Church, 8833 Middlebrook Pike, Bloodmobile. ■ 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, Christian Academy of Knoxville, inside the library.

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old weighing 120 pounds with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and have positive identification. For a complete list of drives, visit or www.

Tifa is a 4-year-old domestic cat available at Young-Williams’ Kingston Pike location. Her adoption fee has been taken care of thanks to the Furry Friends program. See all of Young-Williams’ adoptable animals online at

Bijou awards celebrate high school talent The first Bijou Awards will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Bijou Theatre presented by the Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union. Local high school students can compete for a chance to perform at the ceremony and win prizes worth $1,500. The competition’s categories include male and female solo singing, ensemble singing, male and female acting and creative writing. Auditions for the singing and acting categories will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at South-Doyle High School; Saturday, Jan. 19, at Webb School, and Saturday, Feb. 2, at Central High School. The deadline for creative writing entries is Friday, March 1. The entry fee is $15 for a single category and $10 for each additional category. For more info and applications, visit www.


Dickl gets national honor Jon Dickl, director of school nutrition for Knox County Schools, has been elected as the southeast regional director of the School Nutrition Association. The nonprofit professional organization represents more than 55,000 members in Virginia, South and North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee.

Barefoot benefit Students from the University of Tennessee and their professor present a check for $5,000 to the Samaritan Place, a senior emergency shelter and residential program of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. The students raised the money with the Barefoot Benefit 5k, an annual fundraiser that is also part of a service-learning course at the school. Pictured are Samaritan Place residents Cletus


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