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Relay for Life Who says one person can’t change the world? Don’t tell that to Dr. Gordy Klatt.

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Fit for the Father Glenwood Baptist Church members and friends are getting fit for worship both mentally and physically. Music minister Emily Harbin and pastor Travis Henderson are leading Fit for the Father, which launched Jan. 10 at the church.

Because some still insist Jon Gruden was available for the right price, the new-coach impact is not yet 100 percent absolutely positive but Butch Jones sure has generated exciting commentary.

See Marvin West’s story on A-6

Two women at the well Wells were important meeting places in the Bible. They were necessary in that arid land for the life-giving water they stored, and they functioned much as town squares do today. Someone from every household in the village went to the well at least once a day. Lynn Hutton recounts two biblical encounters at the very same well, roughly 1,300 years apart.

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By Sandra Clark Dr. Sharon Startup is selling her practice at Beaverbrook Animal Hospital to Dr. Thom Haig of Powell Animal Hospital. Dr. Ashley Walker is already working at the Powell facility, located at 205 Star Mountain Way behind the Powell Branch Library. Haig, who purchased Powell Animal Hospital from founder Dr. Jim Sternberg in 2008, said the two clinics have been “good neighbors for about 300 years.” “We’re going to be one, big happy family,” Dr. Walker said. “It will mean the hospital can offer more doctors, more staff” and that “it’s a great thing for our clients and patients.” She joins Drs. Haig, Janell Peterson and Catherine Carr. Powell Animal Hospital will Drs. Ashley Walker and Thom Haig examine Bravo at the Powell Animal retain both phone numbers: 938- Hospital. Photo by Jake Mabe 1884 and 688-2921. Clinic hours In a letter, Dr. Startup said her clients and their pets. “I have are 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays she will miss the connection with gotten to know your families and and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

your stories … each of you has touched my life in a very special way.” She is pursuing certification in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery and will be practicing in Farragut. “This specialty treats pets with maladies such as oral cancer, periodontal disease, jaw fractures, and broken teeth,” Startup wrote. “Often this pain goes undiagnosed because the pet doesn’t complain. Results have been amazing, and my work has been very rewarding. I feel compelled to continue this work.” She said the Beaverbrook staff will remain at Powell Animal Hospital, and that Dr. Haig is “highly skilled in the field of practice management.” Val Ellis is his hospital manager. The Beaverbrook facility, located on Emory Road near Dry Gap Pike, will be closed Feb. 1.

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Christi Shields jokes that one reason she chose to become a kindergarten teacher was because she’d never have to grow up. Knox County Schools extended kindergarten to a full day this year. Previously, kindergarten students went home at 1 p.m. Shields says the move has gone well.

By Wendy Smith One West Knoxville mom’s endeavor to provide an indoor play space for her kids may ultimately result in a regional children’s science museum that appeals to children and adults alike. Efforts to establish the MUSE (Museum of Understanding Science and Exploration of the arts) Knoxville began in 2010, and after hundreds of hours of research and community outreach, the vision for the facility continues to evolve. Ashley Klappholz moved from Clinton, Tenn., to Dallas while she was in high school. When she returned to East Tennessee as a young mom, she missed the numerous

museums that catered to kids in Texas. So she, along with a partner, developed Sprout Studio, which opened in Downtown West in 2008. The 5,000-square-foot facility contained exhibits designed by MindSplash, an Illinois company that specializes in educational play spaces. It was open for over a year, and during an 11-month period, Sprout Studio had 70,000 visitors. But the space was too small, and since the economy had slowed, Klappholz couldn’t get a loan to expand. Sprout Studio closed, and the exhibits were sold to a Chicago museum. She took a break for a time, but a girlfriend who wrote grants encouraged

After spending much of 2012 soliciting community input, Ellie Kittrell and Ashley Klappholz continue their efforts to bring a children’s science museum, MUSE Knoxville, to life. Their plans for the next few months include participation in STEM education events and the completion of an architectural plan for the museum. Photo by Wendy Smith her to consider creating a nonprofit museum. MindSplash creative director Becky Lindsay also encouraged Klappholz, who began visiting other children’s museums with

friend and fellow mom Chelly Clayton. In 2011, after a poolside conversation with Klappholz, Ellie Kittrell joined the project. Kittrell’s career as a project

manager before she had children made her professionally suited for the role as community outreach director for the MUSE. More on A-3

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Republicans movin’ and shakin’ By Anne Hart Knox County Republicans will elect a new party chair at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Central High School. Candidates Buddy Burkhardt, Ruthie Kuhlman and John Gabriel will speak at the Halls Republican Club at 7 p.m. today (Jan. 21). The meeting will be at the Halls Community Park (where early voting is held) since Charley’s Pizza has closed. Precinct committees reorganized last Thursday amid the season’s first snow. The party’s offices at the

640 Building on Broadway are relocating to 318 Nancy Lynn Lane, Suite 25, off Baum Drive in Bearden. Office manager Suzanne Dewar says the telephone number – 689-4671 – won’t change. Gabriel, Kuhlman and Burkhardt warmed up their routine last week at the West Knox Republican Club. The three have distinctly different backgrounds and styles, and each champions party growth, keeping the offices currently held by Republicans and adding to that number, and bet-

Buddy Burkhardt, Ruthie Kuhlman and John Gabriel are vying to be Knox County Republican party chair. Photo by A. Hart

ter communication between individual clubs and with party members in general. Kuhlman is president of the West Knox Club and introduced a proposed slate

of officers that includes two newcomers to the club – Alexander Waters, a law student at UT who worked with the Romney campaign in East Tennessee last year, and Alex Roehl,

an architect with the Cope firm who is active with the Young Republicans. The two represent a lot of hard work by Kuhlman, who recruited them as part of her goal to bring more young people into the party. Also at the meeting was Charme Knight, an attorney in the district attorney’s of f ice. She hasn’t Knight made the big, formal announcement yet, but Knight says she is running for the DA’s job when Randy Nichols’ term expires in 2014. He has said he won’t run for reelection. 2704 Mineral Springs Ave. Knoxville, TN 37917 Ph. (865) 687-4537

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The power of listening One of the things for which Susan Dodd is most known – and appreciated – is her gracious bedside manner. She’s a natural listener who puts her patients at ease as they share their concerns. Dr. Dodd is incredibly thorough while being very easy to talk to and is known by patients and colleagues alike for her down-to-earth approach.

It’s not a job – it’s a passion “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” is a quote that has been attributed to Confucius and perfectly describes Dr. Susan Dodd. For her, gynecology is not a job – it’s a passion. She truly enjoys practicing medicine and helping her patients live healthy lives, and it shows.

The latest in medical knowledge and treatments Along with her noteworthy patient focus and bedside manner, Dr. Dodd stays abreast of all current recommendations on the full range of women’s health testing, and she explains poten-

Dr. Susan Dodd provides gynecological services and enjoys surgical privileges at UT Medical Center, Tennova, and Parkwest.

tially intimidating medical information in terms her patients can understand. In addition to board certifications from the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Dr. Dodd is a published author of papers on numerous women’s health topics in medical journals.

Best known as a doctor who truly listens, Dr. Dodd is patient-focused and caring. Photos by D. Roberts Photography

Dr. Dodd’s offices on Parkwest Boulevard include an on-site ultrasound room.

Convenient surgical privileges at multiple hospitals Dr. Dodd’s new office is located on Parkwest Boulevard in West Knoxville, but she enjoys surgical privileges at UT Medical Center, Parkwest Hospital, and Tennova. This gives her patients a full range of options regarding hospital care should they need surgical treatment.

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Teaching and mentoring young physicians As an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Medical Center since 1987 and also as a clinical assistant professor at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, Dr. Dodd stays on the leading edge of medical knowledge and treatments. Among her many recognitions, one of which she is most proud is being honored with the Chief Residents Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Tennessee Research Memorial Hospital.

When practicing obstetrics in addition to gynecology, Dr. Dodd had a full patient list and was not accepting new patients. With her current focus exclusively on gynecology, Dr. Dodd is now accepting new patients for the first time in years and welcomes your transfer to her practice. Most insurance providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, and United Healthcare, are accepted. More information, including a records transfer form, is available at or by calling 865.690.7677.

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Seniors learn self-defense By Ruth White Senior adults at the Halls Senior Center stepped up their game and learned practical techniques for defending themselves against unwanted attacks during a recent self-defense workshop. Fifth-degree black belt Kathryn Eldridge used her Isshinryu karate skills and her knowledge of gerontology to help seniors defend themselves and enhance their balance through exercise. Eldridge began the class with exercises to help with circulation and warm up the muscles. Following the warm-up, Eldridge handed out different types of defensive sticks, including an umbrella, walking stick, cane and a plastic tube. She demonstrated four techniques – upper block, side block, windshield wiper and gouging –and then let the class practice its skills. Following the stick defense instruction, Eldridge worked the group through a series of courses to test and work on balance. “Loss of balance is one of the top causes of falls,” said Eldridge. Working through the agility course helps identify an area of weakness in balance and allows an individual to work on the area. The final part of the course involved self-defense in the event of an abduction attempt. “First rule of thumb is to not let someone grab you,” said Eldridge. If that were to happen, she showed participants how to

Anne Armstrong learns to use a cane as a form of defense.

Kathryn Eldridge demonstrates a self-defense technique to students at the Halls Senior Center. Photos by Ruth White distract their abductor and make an attempt at releasing the person’s grip. Eldridge stressed that making noise is also helpful. “When you yell, do it from deep within and put your hands out in a stop motion. Do it forcefully. If you can’t yell, make as much noise as possible.” Eldridge teaches an Adaptive Martial Arts-Isshinryu class at the Halls Se-

nior Center on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 – 4 p.m. The course includes Isshrinryu karate, some stick-fighting experience, basic kicks, upper extremeties strikes, basic moving defense for balance, Cathy Shockley works her way agility, coordination and through the agility ladder. flexibility. Cost of the class is $30/month or $5/class. The movements are adapted to fit the needs of the aging adult repetitive use arthritis. Info: 922-0416. and/or those with injuries or

The Muse Knoxville The volunteer effort also suited her personally. “We’re both passionate, not just about our children, but about children who are under-served. Not every family has the opportunity to go to a museum or teach a science class,” she says. In December of 2011, Klappholz and Kittrell, with help from Lindsay, presented their business plan to several foundations, and received initial funding from the Haslam Foundation, the Clayton Family Foundation and Clayton Homes. Since then, the women have been talking to parents, educators, business leaders and potential partners about what the museum should look like and what sort of learning will take place there. The feedback has been surprisingly consistent, says Kittrell. There’s a desire for a facility that serves as a town hall, where parents and educators can learn what’s going on in the community. Input also recommends open-ended learning experiences and exhibits that emphasize creative thinking and problem solving. The current concept will be focused on STEAM

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(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning. Klappholz hopes to take advantage of local expertise by providing a “makerspace” where adults come together to create and test ideas that utilize technology. The concept is becoming more concrete. Doug McCarty of McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects and Brandon Pace of Sanders Pace Architecture have donated time to the museum’s architectural design. The desired location is the Knoxville Convention and Exhibition Center on World’s Fair Park. The design won’t be unveiled until the master plan is presented to the donors in late spring, Kittrell says. This year, the women plan to build community support for the project by participating in STEM education projects. The MUSE Knoxville, along with other science educators, will host parent orientation meetings at the 2013 Science Expo, held on Jan. 26 at the L&N STEM Academy. During the summer, Klappholz and Kittrell plan to offer a series of “art and science in the park” events.

The MUSE Knoxville, along with other science educators, will host parent orientation meetings at the 2013 Science Expo, set for Saturday, Jan. 26, at the L&N STEM Academy.

Inside the hand-dug well believed to have been built just after the Civil War. An example of the traditional craftsmanship used on the it. I hate to see it go down- Franks’ barn. The barn was hill.” built with wooden pegs inI also saw a hand-dug stead of nails. 28-foot well, which is older than the barn. It has never gone dry. People used to drive their horses and Pellissippi State. He plans wagons from miles around to continue the barn’s legto get water. Rainey’s son acy after it passes from his “Little Charlie” signed his grandfather to his father to name into a concrete slab him. Aaron currently hunts when it was added around on the property and says he the well in 1926. The well is does well with deer and wild believed to have been built turkey. Anyone wanting to just after the Civil War. Years ago, Ranie Frank share the age, history, or worked at a store across the story of their barn, please contact me at woycikK@ street called Short Bark. Aaron is a student at

crooked legal system and bootlegging existed. “Mom and dad raised us right, to know what work was. More people should be raised that way,” Charles The barn located on Cold Stream Farm Road in Madisonville. A metal detector was used on the says. property and, among other things, bullets from the Civil War were discovered. Photos by K. Woycik The barn hasn’t changed much over the years. In 1955, the wooden boards were removed from the roof and metal was added. In addition to age, termites have added to the barn’s deterioration. Noticing the metal roofing coming off at the pitch of the barn, Charles said, “I Aaron Frank of Powell Frank’s great-uncle. As to need to get up there to fix asked if we could feature its age, Frank’s granddad his grandfather’s barn. He thought the barn may have knew the barn was quite old been built before the turn and had a story to tell. of the last century. Charles Intrigued by his email, said, “It may even be the oldI took a drive to Monroe est barn in Monroe County, County, to the town of I’m not sure.” Madisonville. I met Aaron The barn was used for and his grandfather Charles tobacco farming during Frank, a retiree from Alcoa. Charles’ childhood. Times The barn was purchased were different. Work on the Kathryn Woycik Call 922-4136 (North office) or 218-WEST from its original owners farm made for long, hard (West office) for advertising info by Ranie Frank, Charles days. Moonshine stills, a

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government Gilbert out at Pension Board The city Pension Board at its Jan. 10 meeting added council member Finbarr Saunders to the search committee to find a successor to retiring executive director Mike Cherry (who stays to the end of 2013).

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Saunders represents city council on the Pension Board. The committee also chose Greg Coker as its chair. It is now a 4-member committee. It will advertise for applicants and all meetings will operate under the open meetings law. ■ Bill Mason, attorney for the Kennerly Montgomery law firm, which has represented the city Pension Board for 40 years (starting in 1972) advised Mayor Rogero (who is chair) that Bud Gilbert, former state senator, who had represented the Pension Board for 22 years, would no longer be in that capacity as he was no longer with the firm. Mason, who has handled many pension issues over the course of his law practice, has replaced Gilbert for Kennerly Montgomery and attended the recent board meeting. Interestingly, it was not Gilbert who advised the board of his departure. Gilbert is not currently practicing law. ■ There is discussion among Pension Board members as to whether the position of legal counsel will be put out for an RFQ so all attorneys who wish to be considered can apply, or whether Kennerly Montgomery will continue as counsel. The last time the Pension Board solicited qualifications was 10 years ago. Gilbert and his former law firm retained the business after the process was concluded. Mason, who has an excellent legal reputation, would likely seek to continue representing the Pension Board. However, the Board will discuss the matter at its February meeting as the city Law Department sent the Board a plan to start an RFQ. However, the city Pension Board is independent from the executive branch of

city government and is not obligated to accept the Law Department’s recommendations, even on an RFQ. Rogero and Saunders are known to favor a RFQ. Some local public bodies routinely put out a request for qualifications for professional services such as auditors or attorneys, and others do not. It is considered a best practice to do this on a 3- to 5-year basis. There is little consistency among public boards in this practice. ■ Greg Mackay, the new head of the Public Assemblies, which includes Chilhowee Park and the Civic Auditorium and Colesium, will make $98,000 a year as a starting salary. His predecessor, Bob Polk, who had been there 17 years, made $115,000 a year when he retired. It is normal for a new person to start at a lesser salary than the person he replaced. Mackay reports to the mayor whereas Polk reported to the former Auditorium Board. ■ Mayor Rogero has joined Mayor Dean of Nashville and Mayor Wharton of Memphis to endorse Democratic Party treasurer Dave Garrison to become state party chair as state Democrats pick a new chair at their Jan. 26 meeting in Nashville. Democrats in Tennessee today have lower numbers than the Republicans had in the depth of Watergate or after the Goldwater 1964 electoral loss. What is unusual here is the level of partisan activity that these three nonpartisan mayors, who all happen to be Democrats, are displaying. They certainly have every right to endorse anyone for any office, but why get involved in an internal Democratic Party fight (4 persons are seeking the position)? It does indicate all three are playing an active role in rebuilding the state Democratic Party. Given the current state of the Tennessee Democratic Party, whoever becomes state chair has an uphill struggle to put Democrats back into state offices. Bill Haslam is a clear favorite to win a second term in 2014, as is Lamar Alexander to win a third U.S. Senate term, also in 2014. Democrats’ best shot is to win some state House or Senate seats and start their slow rebuilding process there.


Lyons deciphers ‘The Signal and the Noise’ In 2008, political junkies all over the country (and perhaps the world) bookmarked Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog to get his running predictions on the presidential race as well as other important national and state contests. His blog was named for the total number of votes in the Electoral College.

Betty Bean His uncanny accuracy made him legendary. Named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2009, Silver, 34, began his professional life as a sabermetrician (an analyst of baseball statistics). By 2012, the New York Times had given him a home on its web page, where once again, his following ballooned during the presidential race. And once again, he

was astoundingly accurate. While public pollsters’ prognostications fluctuated wildly between the two candidates, finally settling on an expectation of a photo-finish that could yield an electoral vote win and a popular vote loss, Silver, who steadfastly forecast the probability of a clean Obama victory, gained millions of fans and not a few detractors (mostly among disgruntled losers). His book, “The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail, but Some Don’t,” became an instant best-seller, even though it was completed long before Election Day and didn’t deal with the Romney/Obama race. City Policy Director Bill Lyons, who devoted a considerable chunk of his career as a political science professor, statistician and pollster, might be the bestqualified guy in Knoxville to review Silver’s book, and despite bad weather, he drew

a healthy crowd at the inaugural session of “Books Sandwiched In,” Knox County Public Library’s new monthBill Lyons ly lunchtime book discussion at the East Tennessee History Center. Lyons gave the book two thumbs-up, and said Silver, who analyzes and aggregates data but doesn’t do polls himself, did a masterful job of explaining how he used Bayesian statistics to synthesize past results and current sample data and come up with predictions. “The signal is the truth and the noise distracts us from the truth,” Lyons said. “Romney and his folks really believed they were going to win. Apparently they believed that from the evidence they chose to utilize, including things like ‘vibes’ (that they perceived from

drawing large crowds). There was quite a bit of looking for Nate Silver to get his comeuppance.” Silver used hedgehog and fox analogies to explain two classes of predictors: hedgehogs are ideology-driven and choose statistics that fit their views; foxes are nonideological and avoid bias. Silver, of course, is a fox. Several of Romney’s favorite pollsters, unfortunately for the candidate, were hedgehogs. “We all make decisions based on variables choosing probable outcomes … But we’re always operating in uncertainty,” Lyons said, ticking off subject areas that illustrate his point: “Baseball, politics, weather, economic trends: Why did nobody predict the economic downturn? The weather – that usually works pretty well. “Do we really have a good model that we understand, or do we just paddle around in a sea of data that we really don’t understand?”

Law proposes to consolidate accounting By Betty Bean The state comptroller’s office is pushing a bill called the County Financial Management System Act of 2013 that will move school and general government finance departments into the office of the county mayor. It is a local option bill, which means counties can opt in by a 2/3 vote of county commission. It is not drafted to include Knox or other counties with a charter, and it has not yet been filed. Rep. Ryan Haynes, who chairs the new State Government Committee, says this bill is news to him: “I haven’t had an opportunity to discuss this bill with the comptroller’s office, but I’ve got great concerns, so much so that I think others will as well.” Jason Mumpower, chief of staff for Comptroller Justin Wilson, said the bill “is not in any shape, form or fashion mandatory.” Currently, counties are operating under the Financial Management Act of 1981. Before that, the most recent overhaul of the Financial Management Act was in 1957. “Those two (dates) alone might tell you it’s time to adopt an updated act,” Mumpower said. “It is not mandatory – we’re just providing another tool.” Mayor Tim Burchett likes the idea and wishes the bill included Knox County. “I’d like to have more control,” he said. “Currently (the school system) has control of 62 percent of the budget, but unfortunately, this bill won’t apply to us unless the sponsor of the bill added us to it. And

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even if it did pass, I don’t see county commission having the will to take on the sheriff and the school board, even though we have one of the finest finance departments in the School board member Marty Gibbs talks with Bryan Burklin, an country. auditor with the state comptroller’s office, at the January meet“We’re in very good finaning of Union County Commission. The commission has adoptcial shape, comparatively ed centralized accounting under the 1981 act. Photo by S. Clark speaking, and we’re paying down our debt, something I about what’s in the bill because to a state-of-the-art computintend to continue.” there were early drafts floating er. And two-thirds of county Mumpower said the cenaround, and as we heard from commission is a high bar.” tralized finance offices will Mumpower said the bill’s concerned county officials, “take the burden off individand we made changes based prime sponsors are well acual offices.” on their suggestions. We have quainted with the needs of He said no one should be not even filed the bill yet, and county government. Senate worried because this measure I think their concerns will be sponsor Ken Yager served will not result in a loss of au24 years as Roane County soothed by the new draft. tonomy for school systems or “We would view this as way mayor/county executive and other departments. to move this great state for- House sponsor Bob Ramsey “There are several counties ward. It will be like moving previously chaired the Blount in the state that have centralfrom an old adding machine County Commission. ized financial offices,” he said. “It doesn’t run roughshod over anybody – it’s simply a new structure.” Union County Commisten “Recollections of the By Theresa Edwards sion recently set up cenAs we observe Martin March on Washington,” tralized accounting under Luther King Jr. Day, at least online at the 1981 Act and the school one Knox- info/mowrolin.htm/. board is not happy. Rollins possesses not villian can “I don’t think (we) want say he was only knowledge, but a love to work with centralized acthere for the for people and a passion for counting,” board member memorable everyone’s rights. He graMarty Gibbs told the commarch on ciously welcomed me last mission last week. “School W a s h i n g - month and described the finances are very complex ton, D.C., unique Christmas tree on with (reporting requireon Aug. 28, display at Beck. ments associated with) fedThe ornaments included 1963. eral funds and numerous Avon Rollins Avon W. photographs of Africangrants.” Rollins Sr., CEO and ex- Americans of the Knoxville Union County Mayor ecutive director of the Beck area who had passed away. (and former state senator) Cultural Exchange Center, The tree was in memory of Mike Williams said, “How was on the platform looking them, and Rollins could tell could anyone not be on out at the crowd of 250,000 about each one, including board? I still think (central- as Dr. King presented the “I his own dear mother. ized accounting is) the right have a dream” speech. The Beck Cultural Exthing for our county.” Rollins’ memories of that change Center is located Mumpower said some “of day give more information at 1927 Dandridge Avenue. our friends out there” may and insight than history Info: 524-8461 or www. have been a little confused books record. He has writ-

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On Nov. 20, the last remaining Campbell in the Concord-Farragut area passed into history and the town lost its only remaining First Family member. John Steele Campbell was the great grandson of “elder� David Campbell, who along with Col. David Campbell, Andrew Campbell and James Campbell founded Campbell’s Station, which is now the town of Farragut. The Campbell cousins, emigrants from Ulster, Scotland, migrated here from Augusta County, Va., and arrived on March 7, 1787 – two years before George Washington was elected president in 1789. They followed Indian and wild game trails along the crests of ridges through primeval forests until they discovered a large spring where the Farra-

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gut baseball diamond is now located. They built their cabins a few hundred yards west of the spring in what is now the Campbell Station Road and Kingston Pike intersection. At that time Campbell’s Station was the westernmost settlement on the frontier. It later became the staging area for settlers moving west to the Cumberland Settlements and on to Nashborough (now Nashville). These early pioneers struggled against formidable

Heartwarming crafts and food By Cindy Taylor

Fifty-six years seems like a long time to most people. According to Joan and Floyd Rutherford, it goes by in a flash. The two have accumulated 112 years of creativity during their 56-year marriage. Floyd retired 30 years ago when his company closed down. Since that time he has farmed and raised cattle. Five years ago, at age 76, he discovered a new talent. From gun cabinets to shoeshine boxes to toys, Rutherford has designed and built items out of wood harvested from his property. He takes the wood to a nearby sawmill for cutting and then places it under a shed in his backyard until it is cured, a 6-month process, and ready for his nimble fingers to form it into a beautiful work of art. “I just wanted something

else to do,� said Rutherford. “I didn’t grow up doing this and never really thought about it before five years ago.� Rutherford takes the wood from a rough piece to a sleek finished product. After completing his first piece, he realized he had both talent and a love for woodworking. He inscribes the date on each finished piece. His favorite wood is walnut or cedar, and his shop is his haven. “Sometimes I can’t sleep and I’ll be in my shop as early as 5 a.m.� He has built many items that are scattered through-

odds to establish homes in an area where the native inhabitants were less than enthusiastic about their new neighbors. These were hardy men who had gained a reputation for bravery during the Revolutionary War at the Battle of King’s Mountain, and the experience would serve them well during the early years at the Station. Although John had been my acquaintance for many years, I got to know him well when he invited me to become the treasurer of historic Pleasant Forest Cemetery, which was established by his cousin, Col. David Campbell, in 1800. John was president of the Pleasant Forest Cemetery Commission for 44 years until his death and took great pride in relating its history to school kids who visited on

field trips. And I am sure that no one who purchased a lot there left the premises without knowing a lot about the cemetery’s history. Over the past 17 years, John related many stories to me about his ancestors and the challenges they faced during the first nine years at the Station. Nine years after they arrived they felt safe enough to leave the fort and establish farms in the area. John lived on the farm his great-grandfather established in 1796. “Elder� David Campbell built a log block house on the exact spot where the white clapboard two-story home exists today. He once related that his great uncle James Campbell, who was known at “Big Jimmy,� was huge, standing seven feet tall and weighing more

out his home; bookshelves, the kitchen table, side tables, benches and one of his favorites, his wife’s recipe box. “I love to eat as much as I love to work with wood,� said Rutherford. “I made her a recipe box and shelves to hold her cookbooks so I get lots of cakes and pies.� While Floyd is in his workshop outside, Joan is in the kitchen whipping up goodies. She is well-known in Union County for her cooking. Her kitchen wall is filled with certificates she has been awarded for her food creations. Joan is always happy to share her recipes with others. “I have a friend who asked me for some of my recipes,� said Joan. “I don’t have a typewriter or computer so I hand wrote a bunch of my recipes and put them in a

book for her.� Rutherford is often asked to bring her homemade fried apple pies or chocolate pie, Floyd’s favorite, to family and community events. A shelf made by Floyd holds dozens of her favorite cookbooks. Union County is full of unique folks, and Floyd and Joan Rutherford are two very special, talented people. Joan has shared her recipe for date nut rolls with Shopper readers. Cook until well blended: 1 Cup brown sugar, 1 stick margarine, 2 eggs and 1 box chopped dates. While mixture is hot, add 1 cup coconut, 2 cups Rice Krispies and 1 cup finely chopped nuts. Blend well. Shape into balls when cool and roll in powdered sugar. Reach Cindy Taylor at brentcindyt@gmail. com

than 400 pounds. When they realized that they were being watched by the native people, they would send Big Jimmy out to walk around the fort. Apparently the natives were so awed by his size, they decided if they are all big as him, maybe the Campbells should be left alone. John spent most of his life farming the land left to him by his grandfather, and although he was involved for a while at a farm machinery company, his real love was farming. And he always put out a garden even when he was in his 80s. I could always count on John ringing our doorbell in early summer with fresh corn, tomatoes and other produce. I also had the opportunity to serve with John on the Farragut Folklife Museum Guid-

ance Committee. Along with the town of Farragut’s first mayor, Bob Leonard, John was a valuable resource on the early history of our area. Like so many persons who pass away in their elder years, he had survived many of his friends. His passing and burial services were mostly a family affair. But that is the way John would have wanted it. He accomplished things in a low-key manner and he passed away in the manner in which he had lived: quietly and without much fanfare. For those who knew him, John Steele Campbell will always be remembered when driving past Pleasant Forest Cemetery or through the intersection of Kingston Pike and Campbell Station Road, where his great grandfather built his cabin 226 years ago.

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A-6 • JANUARY 21, 2013 • POWELL SHOPPER-NEWS suggests he is capable.” “Butch is very encouraging. Do you think it is too early to rename a street?” “As Jack Kile said, it is good to have somebody who really wants to be here.” “Jones earned this job. It Marvin is OK that part of his dream West was getting paid millions for doing something he enjoys.” “He sure has come a long way from Ferris State Col“That letter to parents was lege, wherever that is.” “Coach Jones faces a sealmost brilliant. It appears none of those support people rious challenge. He has to consistently recruit betare editors.” “I am almost as excited ter than Alabama, LSU, about the hiring of Butch Florida, Georgia, South Jones as I was the firing of Carolina, Vanderbilt, the Mississippis and several Phillip Fulmer.” “Unlike his predecessors, others or coach better than Jones has a background that Saban, Miles, Muschamp,

All about Jones Because some still insist Jon Gruden was available for the right price, the newcoach impact is not yet 100 percent absolutely positive but Butch Jones sure has generated exciting commentary. None of what follows is necessarily the official position of the Shopper-News. I didn’t even do this. It is a mix of heard and read, third-cup-of-coffee philosophy, e-mail exclamations, anonymous radio call-in spillage and distilled wisdom from fan forums: “This guy gets it.”

Two women at the well While Jacob was still speaking with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep; for she kept them. Now when Jacob saw Rachel, the daughter of his mother’s brother Laban, and the sheep of his mother’s brother Laban, Jacob went up and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the flock of his mother’s brother Laban. (Genesis 29: 9-10 NRSV)

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A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food). The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria? (John 4: 7-9a NRSV)

squares do today. Someone from every household in the village went to the well at least once a day. The custom, scholars tell us (and it makes perfect sense), was to go early in the mornWells were important arid land for the life-giving ing to draw the water for the meeting places in the Bible. water they stored, and they day’s cooking and the needs of They were necessary in that functioned much as town the household. It was a chore


Spurrier, Richt, etc. “Catching up is hard to do.” “It seems this guy gets the most out of players. He couldn’t have had the best talent where he came from.” “Butch Jones said no one’s expectations will surpass his. I like that.” “You can’t tell if a coach will be successful until he is or isn’t.” “Butch Jones has a plan. His system has produced results. The previous coaches tried to hide their won-lost records.” “This is a great time for football. Coach Jones is undefeated in press conferences, interviews and hospitality meetings with former Vols.

Reality will start to show up on national signing day. Spring practice will provide some information. We’ll all know more in late October.” “Butch Jones is the real deal! This guy lives and breathes football! If it wasn’t for reading his background, you might think he has been Tennessee since birth. His attitude is contagious!” “I was a little skeptical at first, but the more I see, the better I feel.” “He said his program is ‘infallible’ and that is either complete confidence or pure smoke.” “I like Butch. Won’t it be wonderful if he can coach?” “Butch Jones sounds a lot like Bruce Pearl. I do hope

Butch follows the letter of the law.” “Do not jump to conclusions. Butch has been working in another world.” “This man has been here six whole weeks and nobody has said anything bad about him.” “Butch Jones must be very smart. For some strange reason, he believed he was going to be the Tennessee coach long before Tennessee figured it out. Look how many jobs he turned down waiting for us to find him.” “Tennessee will win a national championship with Butch Jones as coach – but not this year.”

usually done by the women, and thus the visit to the well became a social occasion too. The women visited, caught up on village news, gossiped, joked, teased, empathized and encouraged each other, much like women of today. The snippets of Scripture quoted above, however, recount two encounters at the very same well, roughly 1,300 years apart. These stories are strange to us, and at the same time, they are very familiar. Jacob looked at Rachel, saw a beautiful young woman and fell in love. Jesus, on the other hand, saw the Samaritan woman, looked deep into her soul, and told her the truth about herself.

Important things happened at that well. Jacob found the love of his life. The Samaritan woman found truth, meaning, freedom and a Savior. Where are the places and the moments in our own lives when love and truth intersect? It is vital for each of us to have someone in our lives who loves us enough to tell us the truth. That person can be a parent, sibling, child, spouse, friend, pastor or colleague. And we, for our part, have to be willing to hear that truth. Like Joseph, we may come to the well seeking only water and find that we have discovered love. Like the Samaritan woman, we may come to the well

seeking only water, and find – to our surprise – that we have discovered truth, direction, meaning, liberation, salvation. Both Joseph and the woman were surprised. That is how God works. Sometimes, God sneaks up on us and pours out blessings, drenching us with love, laughter, joy, freedom, contentment. Other times, we have to make the trek to the well, and we have to carry that heavy container to hold the water. Then, and only then, will we receive what God has stored up for us. My prayer for you is that God will bless you today and every day in all the ways that lead you to drink deeply of His goodness, mercy and love.


■ The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), an organization that annually honors architectural educators for exemplary work, has honored UT for having best practices in school-based community outreach programs and designbuild projects. UT Associate Professor Thomas K. Davis’s community outreach program, Collaborations in Transit-Oriented Development, received a Collaborative Practice Award. The New Norris House, a sustainable home developed by students in conjunction with architecture faculty members Tricia Stuth, Robert French, Samuel Mortimer and Richard Kelso, received the Design Build Award.


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Fit for the Father By Cindy Taylor

Glenwood Baptist Church members and friends are getting fit for worship both mentally and physically. Music minister Emily Harbin and pastor Travis Henderson are leading Fit for the Father, which launched Jan. 10 at the church. “We are looking to get fit and healthy,” said Harbin. “Our whole goal is to better serve the Lord and be fit for kingdom work.” Harbin will be facilitating the program and has already lost an entire person with an amazing 125 pound decrease in her weight over the past year and a half. She hopes the program will explode outward and become

a community service. “This is one of those things people can join at any time,” said Henderson. “A lot of our members want to be fit, lose weight and feel better. We wanted to do a program that enables the spirit as well as the body.” Harbin said there will be surprises every week, a physical activity or exercise that will be at the pace of each individual, Bible study and a sharing of information, food and recipes. “If someone can run, we want them to run,” said Harbin. “If walking is all you can do, then that will be your exercise. Plus we’ll engage in some fun things too.” Weigh-ins will be discreet

and private, and the book “Every Body Matters” will guide the study, along with biblical teaching. Harbin and Henderson will be sharing what they have learned during their journeys toward a healthier lifestyle. “If our bodies are fit we can serve God better,” said Henderson. “Hopefully losing weight will be a side effect of that.” One-time cost is $20 for supplies regardless of how many sessions you attend. Meetings will be at 6 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Glenwood Baptist gym. Enter at the side of the building. Info: 938-2611 or psthenderson@frontier. Emily Harbin and Travis Henderson flex their muscles prior to a Fit for the Father meeting. Photo by Cindy Taylor com.

Lunch Bunch gets bookish By Wendy Smith In spite of rumors that we will soon become a paperless society, Knox County Public Library marketing and community relations director Mary Pom Claiborne isn’t worried. “Libraries are more relevant than ever,” she told the Episcopal Church of the Ascension Lunch Bunch last week. The community is invited to the monthly program, which is held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on third Tuesdays in the church’s Parish Hall at 800 Northshore Drive. Claiborne wasn’t just another guest speaker. She attended while growing up, and still considers it her home church. She gave a brief history of the library and predicted its future. Knoxville’s first libraries were subscription reading rooms, and the last of those merged with the Lawson McGhee Library, which was founded in 1886. The Knox County

Mary Pom Claiborne is flanked by her mom, Bebes Claiborne (at right) and Episcopal Church of the Ascension Lunch Bunch committee member Carol Schmid (at left). Mary Pom, who is with the Knox County Public Library, spoke to the Lunch Bunch last week. Carol and Bebes have been friends since their college days. Photo by Wendy Smith Public Library is the oldest continuously open public library in the state. Claiborne is particularly proud that the Knox County Public Library was desegregated in 1951, three years before the historic Brown vs. Board of Education ruling disallowed “separate but equal” public schools.

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The library system also set itself apart by becoming one of the first in the state to offer digital audiobooks. It has since broken ground with its e-book collection, which now includes 11,000 titles. One of the most important services offered by the library is Internet access, Claiborne said.

McGaffin, “we can’t find them.” These critters are sensitive little guys, and right now they’re having a hard time because of pollution and loss of habitat, among other things. It’s to our advantage to keep them healthy, because they are important indicators of problems that may affect humans. They are, quite literally, small sentinels – monitors of the planet. Add to all that their ability to control pests, and it’s hard to think of an animal that’s a better friend to us. With the information FrogWatch USA provides, scientists can identify and address concerns about threats posed to frogs. McGaffin and his staff will train volunteers to distinguish among 14 types of frog calls. “That’s the hardest part,” he says. “Most of them are fairly easy to hear, but there are one or two that are kind of similar – it takes a little

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practice.” You and/or your child will also learn about the natural history of local frogs and how to collect and submit data. If you have a budding scientist in your house, this is a wonderful opportunity. McGaffin says the information collected will be compiled by staff at the zoo and sent to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It will then be added to a national database to be used by scientists worldwide. “This is data they can’t get any other way,” says McGaffin. “The work that these volunteers do is extremely important.” One day of training is all it takes. This year for the first time there are two sessions of training, to be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, and Sunday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Info: Steve McGaffin at smcgaffin@ or 6375331. Email

■ Glenwood Baptist Church of Powell, 7212 Central Ave. Pike, is accepting appointments for the John 5 Food Pantry. Call 938-2611 or leave a message; your call will be returned. ■ Ridgeview Baptist Church offers a Clothes Closet free of cost for women, men and children in the Red Brick Building, 6125 Lacy Road. Open to the public 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every second Saturday.

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A reason to stay Glenda Tipton marks 15 years with Construction Plus By Sandra Clark Today (Jan. 21) is Glenda Tipton’s 15th anniversary as director of accounting and purchasing at Construction Plus. She’s worked for bigger companies but never felt the respect and appreciation that she’s earned from owner Sandy Loy.

Glenda Tipton and Sandy Loy at Construction Plus. Photo by S. Clark

Worst things first Glenda Tipton has learned a lot from Sandy Loy. Here are two tips: If you’ve got something hard or unpleasant to do, do it first. Then the rest of your day will go much better. If a competent staff member makes a mistake, acknowledge how she handled getting to a solution. And looks for ways to “have her back” going forward.

“There’s a reason you stay – because it’s a good place to work,” she says. Glenda had read the books about interviewing and negotiating for a job. When she moved here from Chicago, she knew what she didn’t want. Her previous jobs had been with a huge hospital and an international software reseller. She was over, done, finished with corporate America. So she interviewed with Sandy Loy at Construction Plus, expecting a builder to be rough and gruff. Instead she found a visionary who combines attention to detail with hard work to make his clients lifelong friends. During the interview, Sandy asked Glenda for a 3-year commitment and said he would give her the same. It costs money to train someone new. And then he phoned her on his way out of town to offer the job. “There was no time to ‘think it over’ or negotiate. There was no contract, and he wanted me to start on Monday. I said yes.” Over time, Glenda has taken on more responsibility. Sometimes she can anticipate what fi le or manual Sandy needs even before he asks for it. “My job is more than a checklist of tasks,” she says. “I handle the day-in, day-out stuff so Sandy is free to take care of clients and grow the business.”

Tasks abound “My last job was for a company with 150 employees at our location and offices in several cities and abroad. The corporate culture was of intimidation and stress. I really like the atmosphere of a smaller company where you get to know the boss and the clients. “I understand Sandy’s vision, and construction is surprisingly fun. Each project is unique, and we all get to know each client. After each job is finished, I’ll drive by and see it. “For example, we built the Icearium Cool Sports in Farragut. Every time I see it on TV I think, ‘Wow! That’s so cool. We built that.’” Glenda says a project start-up is hectic as subcontractors are hired and contracts drafted. “We might have 20 subs on a project, and on the big jobs we might get bids from all over the country.”

Things are calmer during construction, and then speed up again near completion when Glenda assembles large binders with manuals for everything in the building. “Even the faucets have paperwork,” she says. The binders are handed over to the owner upon completion of a job. Each contains information about the fire and security system and HVAC, etc. “This is Sandy’s lifework and he takes a lot pride in each job. That feeling trickles down to me and the subcontractors. Our highest praise is a call-back or referral from a happy client.”

25th anniversary Construction Plus Inc. is celebrating its 25th year in 2013. During the next few months, we’ll talk about former clients and projects over the company’s history.

strip it down to the frame inside and out. It’s great to turn something old into something useful, new and modern.” The company got a callback from a neighbor in the business park. Seems the owner is renting to a new tenant and needs several upgrades. It’s a smaller project, but will draw everyone’s full attention. “Before I started here, I would have thought construction was boring or bland. A lot is the same, Construction Plus is currently but there’s always something that working for Cherokee Health makes it unique. On one project, Systems on projects in Morris- we found a sinkhole. That was a town and 5th Avenue in Knox- big surprise for everybody since ville. The local project is a com- we’d had core drillings. Sandy inplete renovation which Glenda corporated the sinkhole into the calls a “fun project where we will landscaping.


“Sandy is an architect as well as a builder. He’s very creative as well as technical. So while he’s always looking for ways to improve a project, he’s also looking for ways to save money for clients. “Their hopes, dreams and money – they entrust to us. We take that seriously. We want clients to feel that they got value, maybe even more than they paid for. That’s always fun and exciting.” Fifteen years is half a career for most people, but Glenda Tipton may be an exception. In fact, we may be talking to her 15 years from now as she and Construction Plus continue to build stuff while growing the business.

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The move to full-day kindergar ten By Jake Mabe Christi Shields jokes that one reason she chose to become a kindergarten teacher was because she’d never have to grow up. The 15-year educator, who has taught at Brickey-McCloud Elementary for the last six years, says while growing up she loved babysitting and working with kids in youth groups and teaching Sunday school at her church. At UT, she began studying psychology, particularly human learning and behavior, but soon decided teaching was her calling. She also holds a master’s degree from Carson-Newman. Knox County Schools extended kindergarten to a full day this year. Previously, kindergarten students went home at 1 p.m. Shields says the move has gone well. “I wasn’t sure how (the students) were going to handle it. They were used to naps. Some were tired at the beginning of the year, but we’ve worked their endurance up by holding shorter activities and having more movement from activity to activity until they could handle longer periods of sitting, writing and reading.” Shields says the longer day “has been awesome for all types of kids,” giving teachers more time to work with struggling students in small groups, for example, or giving students “in the middle” more time for enrichment. “We do a lot of small group work during the day.” She says the extended day has also allowed teachers to integrate more science and social studies into the students’ writing. “Before, we had a hard time getting done by 1 o’clock. Now, we have a lot of time to do writing. It’s been wonderful.” Shields says the students perform “a variety of different things all day long,” including working in small groups, independent reading, and moving to various work stations around the classroom, “mostly literacy related.” Some activities are performed on computers and iPads. “All the activities are things developmentally appropriate for a kindergarten child to do. Sometimes they think they are playing when they are actually learning.” Students are often paired with a partner. Shields selects the pairings, which are switched every nine weeks. “They love it (working with a partner). It’s their absolute favorite part of the day. It also helps them continue to develop socialization skills.” Shields says when students enter kindergarten, the teachers hope they know how to write their names and

Christi Shields at work. Photos by Ruth White

are familiar with some letters and sounds. She says “it’s helpful” if the students can count to 10 and rhyme words. She says the students practice learning one letter of the alphabet per day for the first few weeks and then a letter a week, “like the old kindergarten (curriculum).” The first half of the year is dedicated to letters, sounds and phonics, while the second half focuses on writing and reading more difficult text. When they leave kindergarten, students are expected to be able to read simple text and write three to five connecting sentences on a topic. Shields says increased expectations for kindergartners is the biggest change she’s seen in her career. The kindergarten curriculum now is more like the old 1st grade curriculum, she says. “When I first came into teaching, I was basically doing what would now be considered preschool. The expectations have jumped a whole year. Students are expected to read and write by the end of the year when some don’t know their letters at the beginning of the year. It’s a long haul for some of these kids.” Shields left Knox County to teach for five years in Rutherford County after beginning her career at West Haven Elementary. When she returned eight years ago to teach at

Norwood Elementary and saw the increased curriculum for kindergartners, she says, “I didn’t know if they could do this. But it’s amazing the progress you see. They pick it up.” She says the kindergarten teachers at Brickey-McCloud work as a team and that their collaboration is invaluable. “We work in planning sessions on Tuesdays and PLCs (Professional Learning Communities) on Thursdays. When we work in planning sessions, for example, we discuss ideas to get kids from one reading level to another. We all have different talents that everyone brings to the table. Somebody might be strong in phonics or math and we help each other out.” She says the collaboration time has “caused us to be focused.” Each teacher is asked to look for teaching strategies in three areas. Following each PLC meeting, they’re asked to practice them in the classroom, bring

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work samples back to the following week’s session and see how well it worked and whether the other teachers can adopt the strategies. If she could wave a magic wand and receive anything she doesn’t currently have, Shields says it would be more planning time. In addition to the planning and PLC sessions, kindergarten teachers get 45 minutes (extended by 15 minutes this year when kindergarten was expanded to a full day) of designated planning time in their classrooms three days a week. “The rest is after school. It’s really hard to get everything planned. We spend a lot of time here after school to get everything done.” During the course of her career, Shields spent one year teaching 4th grade and one year teaching 1st grade. But kindergarten is where her heart lies. “I love it!” she says with a grin.

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Life, an annual event now held in 5,200 places to raise money for the American Cancer Society, celebrate recovery stories and increase cancer awareness and prevention. Relay for Life events have raised more than $4.5 billion in 28 years, much of which is designated for research. One is being planned this year at Tennova North on Friday, May 3. Hensley says not to worry, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to actually run and it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last for 24 hours. The current incarnation of Relay for Life is 12 hours (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) and teams organize and camp out so that one mem-

ber is walking around the track throughout the night. Hensley says relays are held everywhere, including at airports and even during a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Hensley says two-thirds of cancers, those linked to tobacco use or obesity, are preventable. She said that 1,500 people die from cancer each day and 11,000 people die from cancer in Tennessee each year. The ACS has developed screening guidelines, provides resources to help people quit using tobacco, and also offers comprehensive wellness programs for businesses and personal-

ized wellness programs for individuals. It also offers a 24/7 hotline at 1-800-2272345. The ACS is also ranked No. 1 in the United States and No. 2 in the world among all organizations that engage in research. Hensley says that Tennesseeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ACS alone has secured 24 research grants totaling $9.1 million. Hensley encourages individuals to get involved, either by helping form teams or serving on committees to plan the North Knox Relay for Life. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s co-chairs are Ben Easterday and Dana Henegar.

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Foothills in Fountain City By Cindy Taylor The first exhibit of 2013 at the Fountain City Art Center has arrived. It is an opportunity to view works by some of the finest artists in the region. The opening reception featured works by 30 members of the Foothills Craft Guild. Visitors strolled through the gallery, munched on goodies and met the artists. Media from metal working to wood turning is on display and available for purchase through Feb. 7. Art created by students Clay Thurston presented from Karns area schools will original photography from be on display during this around the world. same period. As always there is no admission fee. The art center is located at 213 Hotel Ave. next to Fountain City Park. Info: 357-2787.

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Nelson Settlemyer. Model Construction offers a wide array of services and specializes in roofing, insurance loss repairs, kitchen and bath remodels, room additions, screen porches and sun rooms. “My father, Von, followed my grandfather, and now my father and I are working together in the company,” Kent says. Now the president of the business, Kent is also a Certified Graduate Builder in Tennessee. A full-service construction and remodeling company, Model is state licensed, bonded and insured. Their work is al-

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Active seniors gain national attention By Alvin Nance Recently, some active seniors at Guy B. Love To w e r s made the national spotlight. The Love Morning Exercise group is Nance featured on the website of the National Institute on Aging to highlight its senior health and fitness initiative, Go4Life. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning the Love Morning Exercise group meets in the social hall to exercise together. While listening and moving to the oldies, they build endurance, strength, balance and flexibility with exercises geared towards seniors over the age of 50. About a year ago, Rita Schwartz, 61, came to Steve Ellis, KCDC’s Love Towers senior asset manager, and asked to start an exercise program. She had been diagnosed with cancer, and wanted to build her strength to fight the disease. She thought other residents may enjoy the exercise too. She started with a few

rials encouraging seniors to get active, eat right and socialize to be healthy in mind, body and spirit. Several in the group have already seen significant health benefits, and their success stories are featured on the National Institute on Aging’s website. Jo Ann Leach has reduced her back pain to the point she no longer needs her walker. Fred Page, who has had several heart surgeries, has seen significant improvement in his blood pressure and heart rate since he began exercising. As for Rita, her cancer is now in remission. With less than 25 percent of seniors age 65-74 Love Morning Exercise group leader Rita Schwartz (center) engaging in physical activleads the senior exercise class in a lunge to increase flexibility. ity, this group is certainly The group meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings in the Love Towers social hall. Pictured are (front) Valerie Cody, showing some great reaLenora Davis; (middle) Buck Cochran, Jo Ann Leach; and (back) sons for making exercise a habit. Fasia Massaquoi. Photo submitted But perhaps the best part is that our “celebriweights and resistance that caused national at- ties” are having so much bands and a program adapt- tention. When Rita came fun! They get to the social ed from a course designed across a bookmark adver- hall early for class. They for arthritis sufferers. Four tising free exercise books listen to music, dance, and people came the first week, and videos through the Na- socialize; they have a little and now the group has 13 tional Institute on Aging, party each morning. I apregular members coming she sent in a request and plaud this group and enquickly received a Go4Life courage all seniors to get three days a week. But it was a bookmark packet. It included mate- up and get moving.

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THROUGH THURSDAY, FEB. 7 Foothills Craft Guild Exhibit and Sale, Fountain City Art Center; 213 Hotel Ave. Also showing: artwork by students from Karns area Knox County schools. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Info:, 357.2787 or

TUESDAY, JAN. 22 Global Open House, K-Town Sound Show Chorus, 6:30 p.m., Fountain City Presbyterian Church, 500 Hotel St. New members welcome. Chorus is a member of Sweet Adelines International. Info: Jo Ann, 483-8790 or 742-5537; email; http://www. Pizza Pizzazz! cooking class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Space is limited. Info/reservations: www. or 922-9916.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23 Bits ‘n Pieces Quilt Guild meeting, Norris Community Center. Social time, 1 p.m.; meeting, 1:30 p.m. Guests and new members welcome. Info: Cyndi Herrmann, 278-7796, or email

FRIDAY, JAN. 25 Union County Little League meeting, 7 p.m., Union County Court House. Will include election of new officers, scheduling sign-ups and planning the season. Board members, volunteers, coaches needed.

SATURDAY, JAN. 26 Saturday Stories and Songs: Georgi Schmit, 10:30 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. Saturday Stories and Songs: One World Circus, 10:30 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 W. Emory Road. Info: 947-6210. “Talk is Cheap” Tour to Tickle Funny Bones, 2 p.m. matinee and 7 p.m. show, Alumni Gym on the Maryville College Campus. Features Bill Landry, Sam Venable, Jim Claborn and Elizabeth Rose sharing their Appalachian tales. Special reception 6-7 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Hearing and Speech Foundation Ticket info and reservations: 977-0981 or email Gospel singing, 7 p.m., Fellowship Christian Church, 746 Tazewell Pike, Luttrell. Everyone welcome.

SUNDAY, JAN. 27 Youth service, 10:40 a.m., Mountain View Church of God. Dramas and the play, “The Effects of Sin” will be presented. Singing, 6 p.m. service, featuring Mavis Hughes, Angie Lewis and Lorie Beeler.

MONDAY, JAN. 28 Open auditions for the spring production of “Almost, Maine.” hosted by Walters State’s Music and Theatre Department, 6-9 p.m., in room 132 of the Judge William H. Inman Humanities Complex. Male and female actors from high school age and up are invited. Info: T.J. Kent, 423-585-6958.

TUESDAY, JAN. 29 La Technique: The French pastry class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Space is limited. Info/reservations: or 922-9916.

THURSDAY, JAN. 31 Leave No Trace Principles workshop, 10 a.m.1 p.m., Tea Room at Norris Dam State Park. Includes planning session for next Norris Lake cleanup. Lunch provided; seating is limited. RSVP by Friday, Jan. 25: or 1-800-524-3602. Psalm Writing workshop with Ray McGinnis, author of “Writing the Sacred,” 6-8 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway. Open to all. $10 registration fee. To register: contact the Rev. John Mark Wiggers, or 5235687. Open auditions for the spring production of “Almost, Maine.” hosted by Walters State’s Music and Theatre Department, 6-9 p.m., in room 132 of the Judge William H. Inman Humanities Complex. Male and female actors from high school age and up are invited. Info: T.J. Kent, 423-585-6958.

Missionary Baptist Church on Ailor Gap Road. $8, adult; $4, child. Proceeds to benefit building fund. Info: Angela, 924-7750.

SATURDAY AND/OR SUNDAY, FEB. 9-10 Hot Chocolate and Cool Crafts, 2-5 p.m., Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 near Norris. Registration deadline Feb. 3. Info: 494-9854 or

MONDAY, FEB. 11 UT Extension 2013 Master Beef Producer Program classes begin, 6:30-9 p.m., UT Extension Eastern Region, 1801 Downtown West Blvd. in Knoxville. Registration due by Jan 25. Info and registration form: 992-8038 or email



Chili Chow Down, sponsored by Halls Crossroads Women’s League, 5:30-8 p.m., Halls Senior Center. Tickets: $5 ($2.50 for kids under 10). Fundraiser for “History of Halls” book. Info: Peggy Beeler, 922-0874.

Laissez le Bon Temps Rouler! cooking class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Space is limited. Info/reservations: or 922-9916.



Rummage sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Pleasant Hill Baptist Church on Hines Creek Road.

Pancake breakfast hosted by the Union County Senior Center, 7-9:30 a.m. Drawing will be held for a date with Union County Mayor Mike Williams. All proceeds to benefit the center. Info/tickets: 992-3292.

SATURDAY, FEB. 2 Demolition Derby, 7-10 p.m., Walters State Community College’s Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center. Admission: $10, adults; $5, ages6-12; ages 6 and under free. Info: 674-6000; 423-318-2720; www. Free women’s self-defense class, noon, Overdrive Krav Maga & Fitness, 7631 Clinton Highway. Info: or 362-5562. Saturday Stories and Songs: Kindermusik, 10:30 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. Saturday Stories and Songs: Laurie Fisher, 10:30 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 W. Emory Road. Info: 947-6210. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Sale, Son Light Baptist Church, 6494 Son-Light Way. Proceeds will support Guatemala Mission Team. $15 per dozen: milk chocolate, white chocolate or mixed chocolate. Pick up 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. Info/orders: Dororthy Myers, 659-5565, or Michelle Kitts, 3878269. “A Candlemas Concert” presented by the Pope Benedict XVI Schola, 2:30 p.m., Holy Ghost Church, 1041 N. Central St. Proceeds will benefit the Ladies of Charity of Knoxville. Tickets: $10 and are available at the door or online at

SATURDAY, FEB. 16 Free Folk Music Concert, 2 p.m., Union County Arts Co-Op, 1009 Main St., Maynardville. Featuring National Mountain Dulcimer champion and folk musician Sarah Morgan. Free admission. Saturday Stories and Songs: One World Circus, 10:30 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. Saturday Stories and Songs: Miss Lynn Hickernell, 10:30 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 W. Emory Road. Info: 947-6210. Tennessee’s Princess Party, a Father/Daughter Dance, 6 p.m., Jubilee Banquet Facility. Proceeds will benefit Alzheimer’s Tennessee. Tickets available Jan. 21 at 1 Source Printing in Powell and Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt in Turkey Creek. Info: 938-3857.

TUESDAY, FEB. 19 Pancake Fest 2013, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., John T. O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Fundraiser includes craft fair, a bake sale and marketing/vendor tables featuring companies that provide services to/for seniors in the community.


TUESDAY, FEB. 5 Sushi 101, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Space is limited. Info/reservations: or 9229916. Public Roundtable Discussion, hosted by the Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC), 3-5 p.m., Beck Cultural Center, 1927 Dandridge Ave. Free event; RSVP required. Info or to register: 615-2531608 or http://knoxvilleroundtablediscussionthrc.

FRIDAY, FEB. 8 Union County Chamber of Commerce Banquet and Auction, 7 p.m., Rutherford Methodist Church, Corryton. Everyone invited. Ticket sales or info: Kathy Chesney, 745-1626; Darlene Wine, 992-5268; or Rebecca Mills, 992-5816.

SATURDAY, FEB. 9 Saturday Stories and Songs: Laurie Fisher, 10:30 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. Saturday Stories and Songs: Emagene Reagan, 10:30 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 W. Emory Road. Info: 947-6210. “It’s a Daddy/Daughter Dance,” 2-4 p.m., Backstage Dance Company, 5548 Washington Pike. $20 per couple, $10 each additional daughter. All proceeds to the Relevé Competition Dance team. Info: SweetHeart Valentine Dinner, 5-8 p.m., Union

6th Grade Regional Science Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tex Turner Arena, LMU campus in Harrogate. Features local county winners. Info: Terry Acuff, 423-626-4677.

SATURDAY, FEB. 23 Winter Tealight Workshop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with Shelley Mangold, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 near Norris. Registration deadline Feb. 18. Info: 494-9854 or www. Shannondale Elementary Foundation’s “Dancing in the Moonlight!” fundraiser, 6:30 p.m., Beaver Brook Country Club. Tickets: Janie Kaufman, 687-0272; Tracie Sanger, 405-4449; or Shannondale Elementary School office, 689-1465. Saturday Stories and Songs: Emagene Reagan, 10:30 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. Saturday Stories and Songs: Becca Tedesco, 10:30 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 W. Emory Road. Info: 947-6210. The Great Cake Bake, noon-5 p.m., Tennessee Terrace at UT’s Neyland Stadium. Proceeds benefit Imagination Library. To enter: by Feb. 13. Info: Holly Kizer, 215-8784 or

SATURDAY-SUNDAY FEB. 23-24 Are we Listening?: “The Diary of Adam and Eve” and “Louder, I Can’t Hear You,” 7:30 p.m. at Jubilee Center, presented by the Powell Playhouse. Info: 9477428, 256-7428.

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Crusaders look for strong finish The Temple Baptist Academy high school basketball team advanced to a 15-6 record with a win over First Baptist Academy of Powell Jan. 15. This was the first meeting between the two Powell schools. First Baptist Powell is in their first year of interscholastic athletics. Administrators from both schools say they hope this first meeting will be the beginning of a competitive, friendly crosstown rivalry. On Jan. 4, the Temple varsity basketball team started off the new year with a big win over their regional arch rival, TriCities Christian School, 50-43. “It was a big win for our team. Hopefully we can carry the momentum through the rest of the season,” said junior guard Justin Sullivan. On Jan. 10, the team travelled to Springfield, Tenn., where they defeated Berean Christian Academy of Hixon, Tenn., to claim the third place trophy in the Middle Tennessee Classic Basketball Tournament. “With about 10 games left to go, I think if we continue to play good defense and play a

Temple Academy junior Adam Cate goes for a basket during a recent game. little better on offense, we’ll be fun to watch down the stretch and have a good chance to go back to the state tournament. We still have some tough games ahead, but our team has worked hard and I think they are up for the challenge,” said coach Larry Nicely.

Come watch the Royal Crusaders at one of their upcoming home basketball games. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students. Children 4 and under are free. See the remaining home schedule below: ■ Christian Academy of the Smokies, 7:30 p.m. Monday,

Temple Academy junior Aaron St. John leaps to score against Fellowship Baptist. Jan. 21. ■ Knoxville Christian School, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. ■ Fairview Christian Academy, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. ■ The King’s Academy, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. ■ Cedar View Christian

Academy, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. ■ First Baptist Academy of Powell, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. ■ Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18.

Alumni Spotlight: Rebekah Newby Rebekah Newby is a 1993 graduate of Temple Baptist Academy. She began attending school at the academy as a freshman in high school. After earning a degree in respiratory therapy from Roane State Community College in 1997, Rebekah began working as a pediatric respiratory therapist at UT Medical Center. Rebekah is married to Shane Newby, who also works at UT Medical Center as a technologist and the CORE Lab Manager. Shane and Rebekah have three sons: Samuel (7th grade), Jesse (3rd grade), and Nathan (kindergarten). Rebekah says, “Our sons are second-generation stuTemple Baptist Academy alumni Rebekah Newby dents at the academy. Their (back right) stands with her family: (front) sons Samuteachers support and teach el, Jesse and Nathan Newby; and (back left) husband the very same values and Shane Newby. principles my husband and I teach our boys at home. The love of dards for academic achievement and Christ is shown daily in their class- excellence are challenging. I believe rooms. The education our children the academy is helping us prepare our are receiving is Bible-based. The stan- sons for whatever God has for them.”

Fourth graders visit Candleridge Temple Baptist Academy 4th graders Makayla Reis, Lily Ryan and Cassie Landrum sing during a visit to Candleridge Senior Residence Jan. 16. Temple 4th graders visited with seniors and celebrated seniors’ birthdays with cards, cupcakes and refreshments.

Upcoming events at Temple

■ Homecoming will be held Friday, Jan. 25. Events include a pep rally in the gym at 2:15 p.m., the varsity girls basketball game at 4 p.m., the junior high boys basketball game at 5:30 p.m., and the varsity boys basketball game at 7 p.m. Homecoming Ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. Basketball games are all versus Knoxville Christian. ■ Crown College will host the TACS District Academic and Fine Arts Competition Thursday and Friday, Feb. 7-8, and the TAACS Regional Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament Thursday and Friday, Feb. 21-22. ■ The Temple Baptist Academy Spring Consignment Sale will be held Friday, Saturday and Monday, Feb. 22, 23 and 25, on the campus of Crown College.

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