Super basketball season ends There was the Powell girls basketball team of less than a decade ago. It was ranked as one of the nation’s best. But now there’s this year’s team, and it’s one of the most remarkable stories of transformation and determination you’ll ever read. Coach Caitlin Hollifield was there for both. Sports reporter Stefan Cooper interviewed Hollifield and sums up the team’s season.
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cleaning Todd Taft, owner of Four Seasons Lawn Care in Powell, stepped back and took a second look at his facility after this newspaper published photos of the “front door” to Powell. Then, without a dirty lot order or prodding from the county, he set about cleaning up the lot. Taft cleared debris and added a new roof to the building to help beautify his property.
Point of order! Sandra Clark never saw it coming. Knox County Commission shot down Dave Wright’s proposals for an elected school superintendent and for partisan school board elections. Also, the commission finally adopted a watered-down billboard reform, prohibiting new digital boards. It was a signal win for Scenic Knoxville and Richard Briggs.
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Lee speaks on courage, cabbage Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee did not come to Christ United Methodist Church to talk about the law. She came instead to talk about courage, common bonds and cabbage. Lee spoke in Halls last Wednesday. Her presentation included the story of her father, Charles Lee, and of James Hugh Ross, Harold Leibowitz, David Goldin and Bruce Foster.
Above, Ronnie Smith and Todd Taft stand on the grounds of Four Seasons Lawn Care in Powell. Photos by Ruth White
Cultural, legal changes affect clerks’ bottom line
By Betty Bean
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Rescuing refugees Central Baptist Church Fountain City does great work in reaching people in foreign countries, bringing both assistance and the gospel to them. But to help one particular family in need, the church took a different approach. In 1986, the church financed and moved a family of eight from Cambodia to the U.S. The household had escaped slaughter by heading to Thailand during the Khmer Rouge rule of Cambodia.
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are affecting the fee offices’ bottom lines. While Chancery Court has a reliable revenue source from handling county tax sales, other traditional sources are drying up. Many divorces that used to be heard in 4th Circuit Court are now going to Chancery Court instead (more on that later), but the divorce filings are down overall, probably because of the economy. “Fewer divorces are being filed because people can’t afford them,” Hogan said. Additionally, while the trend away from taking disputes to trial in favor of mediation may ease the financial toll on citizens, it has taken a toll on Chancery Court collections. Much of the child support collection that used to be done in Chancery Court is now being handled at the state level, creating another loss of fees. And the long-term judicial commitments that used to bring in thousands of dollars in fees annually vanished with the 2012 closing of Lakeshore Mental Health Institute. “There’s just not as much trial work, which means there’s not as much filing to generate fees to clerks. From a clerk’s perspective, the more work involved in
a case, the higher the court costs. No filings means no counterclaims, no hearings, no subpoenas or notices, so fees and commissions to the clerks tend to be lower,” Hogan said. “Since my appointment, we have lost four to five positions because of decreasing workload.” The financial stress isn’t likely to ease anytime soon – Hogan is keeping an eye on a new workers’ compensation bill that will take those cases out of local courts entirely. Cathy Quist, who is also an attorney, says the effects of tort reform (another Haslam administration priority) have affected her bottom line. “We are seeing less of the cases that typically generate the most billing because of mediation and arbitration,” she said. “And while our collection rates range between 95 percent and the high 80s, cases aren’t being filed that generate intermediate case billing. A large number of cases are filed and closed the same day. In a lot of cases, settlements are announced the day they are filed. The culture has changed in the civil courts.” When the recession hit, Quist’s office saw a 45 percent increase in civil sesMore on A-3
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County Finance Director Chris Caldwell’s report on the court clerks’ collections sounded pretty grim when he gave his financial update at last week’s County Commission chair’s luncheon. The numbers are down from last year. Criminal, Criminal Sessions and 4th Circuit Court Clerk Joy McCroskey’s collections are running $140,000 behind last year’s figures. Circuit, Civil Sessions and Juvenile Court Clerk Cathy Quist’s collections are $69,000 behind last year. On the surface, Clerk and Master of Chancery and Probate Court Howard Hogan’s collections seem to be a bright spot, since they are running about $4,000 ahead of last year, but he says that number is decepttive, because although colllection numbers are up, case filings are down, giving him ccause for concern about the ffuture. Jokingly, Caldwell breaks iit down to this: “Judges ssay clerks aren’t collectiing. Clerks say judges are ttoo quick to forgive (court ccosts). We take that into account as we do the budget.” Behind the numbers, however, are existing problems and brewing societal and cultural changes that
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Dave and Julie Hall, and Continuum Courtyard activities director Clyde Fulmer lead impromptu singing in the commons area of the home on Inskip Drive while Terri Holt sits and enjoys it all. In the background, James Golden gets ready to lead a bingo game. Photos by Libby Morgan
The WordPlayers will present “The God Committee” with performers (front) Joe Jaynes as Dr. Alex Gorman, Jeni Lamm as Dr. Ann Ross, Lizzie Wouters as Dr. Kierra Banks; (back) Dorothy Giles as Nurse Nella Larkin and Matthew Lloyd as Dr. Jack Klee. Photo by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com
‘The God Committee’ by the WordPlayers By Theresa Edwards d With three patients, one heart and one hour to decide. … Who lives? Who dies? Who decides? The WordPlayers will present “The God Committee” by Mark St. Germain 7:30 p.m. March 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 and 2:30 p.m. March 10 and 17 at Middlebrook Christian Ministries, 1540 Robinson Road. This provocative drama brings an awareness of the inner workings of heart
nd transplant programs an and the difficult decisions inherent with them. How does a donor heart get assigned and who makes the decision with several prospective patients? Medicine, money and morality clash when the Transplant Selection Committee of St. Patrick’s Hospital has minutes to decide which of three patients will get a second chance at life. During this thrilling
race against the clock clock, this play will keep you on the edge of your seat as you question what your own decision would be. This drama is recommended for ages 15 and older. Tickets are $8 to $12 at the door (cash or check) or online at www.wordplayers.org. Thursday, March 14, is “pay what you can night.” A discussion will follow the matinee on Sunday, March 10.
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The Courtyards staying busy through the construction chaos By Libby Morgan Excitement is building. The building is the excitement – along with lots of visitors, games and entertainment at The Courtyards Senior Living in Inskip. Finishing touches for the new assisted living apartments will double the accommodations for the elderly. It’s a lively, friendly place. When I walked up to the door, I could hear a rousing guitar and banjo accompanied ‘Hallelujah’ going on inside, and before I left, the residents were playing bingo. “We’re so excited to see our new building nearing completion. We are having an open house March 23, ready or not,” says Lora Patterson, community relations director. “We have unbelievable support from the schools, churches and neighbors. We welcome everyone to come in and share our home. “Our philosophy is called The Eden Alternative, and in following this, we keep our elders active participants in real life. Having plants, pets and children around as much as possible is of utmost importance in keeping our elders engaged,” Patterson says. The addition will provide
18 rooms with private baths and kitchenettes. Bathing areas are barrier free and fully handicapped accessible. There will be a big kitchen and a dining room serving three meals a day to the residents. The new rooms are targeted for elderly who need some assistance, but residents will be able to have their vehicles and come and go as they please. Day trips will also be chauffeured. A nurse will be on the property around the clock with the expansion.
herd and will host another speaker from the city: Eden Slater from the city of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods will present information on a new pilot program, Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Program (NDPP). Per the Office of Neighborhoods web page, “This program enables resident-led neighborhood groups to develop and test neighborhood-level emergency preparedness plans, equipping them with the skills they need to act as effective first responders if professional emergency personnel cannot reach the scene.” Neighbors Ali Sharp Awards will be Tatewood/Grove Park made to Fountain City ElNeighborhood Watch ementary School students meeting on March 7 at 7 p.m. prior to Slater’s presentation. at the Lions Club Building will be a place you can learn Upcoming about KPD’s advice on making your neighborhood part ■ Pastels with a Twist - Paul DeMarrais April 6 of the city’s program. This will be the second meeting ■ Basic Drawing - Chico Osten March 19 of the group, which is in its ■ Portrait Painting in Any Color formative stage. Media - Chico Osten May 7 Members are encouraging neighbors to join the online ■ Elaine Flaherty Basic Perspective and Children’s connection called www.nextArt - May 7 door.com. It is active now, ■ Reflection show on view and is a great way to commuuntil March 28. No admission nicate between neighbors. charge. Other areas of Fountain City Open Tu, Th 9-8; W, F 10-5; are forming their own “nextSat. 9-1. door” neighborhoods. Info: fcartcenter@knology. Fountain City Town Hall will meet Monday, net; 865.357.ARTS March 11, at 7 p.m. at the Website: www.fountaincity Church of the Good Shep- artctr.com/.
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sions court filings, largely due to credit card companies going after delinquent accounts. Now, that boomlet is receding. Filings in civil sessions court increased dramatically after the amount that could be collected in â€œsmall claimsâ€? cases increased. This has had the effect of shrinking the circuit court docket because plaintiffs can represent themselves in sessions court, where cases tend to generate less paperwork and get resolved much quicker, Quist said. Thatâ€™s good for the plaintiff, not so good for the clerkâ€™s numbers. Quistâ€™s office, which used to process short-term mental health commitments, has also been negatively impacted by Lakeshoreâ€™s closing. â€œWe had 34,496 mental health filings in 2011. Last year, Lakeshore closed, and we lost all of them,â€? she said. And she, too, is dreading the impact of the governorâ€™s workersâ€™ comp bill. â€œAs of Jan. 1, 2014, those lawsuits will be completely administrative and will be handled by workersâ€™ comp judges,â€? she said. Joy McCroskey is in the deepest hole of the three clerks, but says her office will be getting some help under a new law that has put some teeth into enforcement of de-
linquent collections. â€œIf the costs arenâ€™t paid in one year, the state can revoke the offenderâ€™s drivers license. We donâ€™t have a choice,â€? she said, adding that the new law will have no effect on judges granting indigent status to defendants who cannot pay their court costs. She has another ongoing revenue drain in 4th Circuit collection. This is Judge Bill Swannâ€™s court, where 2,556 orders of protection were filed last year, the vast majority by indigents. â€œNinety percent of them donâ€™t pay,â€? McCroskey said. â€œMy staff does everything possible to collect. There are also fewer and fewer lawyers willing to file divorces there because Judge Swann makes them go to more mediation and parenting classes than the law requires, so they go to Chancery Court where (their clients) donâ€™t have to spend that extra money for classes.â€? Finally, she says the biggest problem she faces in collections is lack of staff. â€œI need more employees. I have 80 â€“ I did have 101, so Iâ€™m down to the minimum. Last year I didnâ€™t have enough people to do the work. We donâ€™t ask Knox County for money. The fees that we collect pay our salaries and benefits. The county gives us an operating allowance.â€?
food, very little heat, and he had only the blood-stained clothes he was wearing. He was very sick and only survived because of the persistence of his fellow prisoners.â€? A ride on a small cattle car with 60 other men followed as the Germans removed the prisoners from Stalag 4 to Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee talks with Judy Stalag Luft 1. One year and Henson at supper in the fellowship hall of Christ United Meth- one day after being captured, odist Church last Wednesday. Photo by Ruth White he was freed on May 13, 1945. â€œHe was 6 feet, 5 inches tall In the story of her father, medical care and sent to Sta- and weighed 86 pounds when Lee told of the waist gunnerâ€™s lag 4,â€? she said. â€œThey had no he came home,â€? Lee said. parachute down into Germany after his plane was hit, having been shot in the head, shoulder, back and wrist. â€œAfter capture, he was confined for 10 days with no
Other stories related to participation in the Battle of the Bulge and POWs being sent to the Berga Concentration Camp to work in deep caves. â€œThese men showed great courage under extreme circumstances,â€? said Lee. â€œThey shared a common bond in that they never gave up, never gave in and showed an enormous love for their country and their families. â€œAnd they never ate cabbage again.â€?
By Libby Morgan Garden Montessori middle school kids held a fiesta last week that took them to 20 different Spanish-speaking countries. Each student researched one of the countries, replicated its flag, created items to represent the culture and made a presentation. All of the students made a â€œworry doll,â€? a Guatemalan tradition. According to legend, children can give their worries to the doll and sleep peacefully. Hannah Crowder-Starnes and Carley Conner studied El Rachel Parrott show off their Salvador, and when asked sombreros and attitudes. what was her most surprising discovery about the A tiny worry doll country, she said, â€œThey eat No, not really. It was a handmade bag Roselia brought soup made of pigsâ€™ feet!â€? Uruguay was Jack Bald- back from Guatamala.â€? difference in the house conAt the end of the week, struction, and how far the winâ€™s country to study. He made bolas, a Pre-Colum- students prepared guacamo- children must travel to get bian throwing weapon. â€œItâ€™s le, tostadas, rice, beans and to school.â€? kinda like a lasso. We took flan, a custard-like dessert. Morales has taught Spanthe bolas outside and las- Greg Croisdale had written ish at Garden Montessori the recipes in Spanish. soed a tree,â€? he said. since it opened nearly 20 Roselia Morales, origi- years ago. Other students chimed in, â€œWe had a jalapeno-eating nally from Guatemala, said, â€œA big part of the Montescontest. The first place win- â€œThe children were mostly sori philosophy of teaching ner ate six. Second place ate amazed at two things about is to study different culone. The prize was hot sauce! many of the countries: The tures. We teach Spanish to
Justice Lee shares stories of courage By Sherri Gardner Howell Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee did not come to Christ United Methodist Church to talk about the law. She came instead to talk about courage, common bonds and cabbage. Lee spoke in Halls last Wednesday, following a talk to the Downtown Rotary Club on Tuesday. Her presentation weaves together the stories of five prisoners of war from World War II with their ties to todayâ€™s Tennessee legal community. Her presentation included the story of her father, Charles Lee, and of James Hugh Ross, Harold
Leibowitz, David Goldin and Bruce Foster. With slides, facts and anecdotes, Lee told some of the stories of the hardships and sacrifices the young soldiers made during World War II, stories she says the men themselves rarely talked about once they returned home. The men she profiled all have descendants who are in the legal community in Tennessee. Harold Leibowitz, for example, is the father of Criminal Court Judge Mary Beth Leibowitz, and Bruce Foster is the father of Knoxville lawyer Bruce Foster Jr.
Middle school students Carley Conner, Zoe Langtimm, and Taylor Hancock work together to prepare guacamole for the fiesta at Garden Montessori. Photos submitted
Roselia Morales and Taylor Hancock, fiesta style all of our students, even the two-year-olds,â€? says Diane Taylor, school director.
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Partisan city elections? It’s hard to understand the push in Nashville to make Knox County school board elections partisan. Shouldn’t this be a referendum for Knox voters to decide as opposed to the state Legislature imposing it upon us?
support would extend to writing, calling or visiting state lawmakers or City Council adopting a resolution. (County Commission adopted such a resolution on Feb. 25.) Rogero has not been as visible on this issue as Burchett. ■ Governor Haslam has chosen the first woman in Knox County history to Victor be the new Circuit Court Ashe Judge to replace Wheeler Rosenbalm who resigned in December 2012. She is Deborah Stevens with the firm of Lewis, King, Krieg Mayor Rogero opposes it, and Waldrop where she had in response to an inquiry. extensive management and If one is unhappy with the law practice experience. school board, it is hard to Married with a daughsee how making the electer, Katie, she will face the tions partisan improves it. voters in the Republican The board might become primary in May 2014 and 7-2 or 6-3 Republican, but all voters in the August would that change its curcounty election in 2014 rent policies? The next step in this pro- when she seeks a full 8-year term. She is expected to gression would be to make the Knoxville and Farragut take her oath this week, at a ceremonial swearing-in city elections partisan. with the governor present Will our state legislators and to which the public will also impose that upon the be invited will occur later. voters of Farragut and ■ Former Knoxville Knoxville? Police Chief Phil Keith ■ Mary Pat Tyree, former spouse of mayor Randy who lives in Fountain City has been awarded the inauTyree, has been living in gural Frederick Douglass Nashville for several years but is considering returning Family Foundation Human Rights Award. It was given to Knoxville. She indicated to Keith last month for his she may resume her real estate practice in Knoxville. work as Knoxville’s Police Chief (he served over 16 ■ County mayor years) as well as involveBurchett has been tirement over the past nine lessly advocating tax relief through a reduced sales tax years with Amber Alert, which impacts missing and levy on Chapman Highexploited children. way merchants to assist ■ Vice mayor Nick in reducing the pain they are suffering from the Pavlis will hold the first long-closed Henley Street fundraiser of the five Bridge. Burchett has gotten council members seeking the lion’s share of attena second and final term on tion on this fight for city the council on March 21 at residents. the Outdoor Center. When asked, city spokesPavlis is the only memperson Jesse Mayshark ber who has previously assured me Mayor Rogserved on council. ero does support Burchett’s He represents South fight for her neighbors Knoxville. City primary in South Knoxville, but elections are seven months he was unable to state off with the general election whether this strong Rogero following in November.
GOSSIP AND LIES ■ You know it’s spring when Knox County schools have three or four events each night. In addition to basketball tournaments, last Thursday brought the high school choral concert, the PTA’s big bash and a parent meeting at Vine Middle. ■ School board this week: workshop at 5 p.m. Monday and monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Reckon they’ll talk about security?
■ Betty Bean writes this week about dwindling collections in three local clerks’ offices. And the prospects look slim going forward. Apparently a stealth bill introduced by Sen. Stacey Campfield and Rep. Roger Kane would take the fees away from the clerks entirely and hand them over to the county mayor. ■ Cathy Quist, Joy McCroskey and Howard Hogan just think they’ve got problems!
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Point of order! I never saw it coming. Commissioner Mike Hammond sidestepped the rush to return Knox County to the 1950s with quick motions to table Commissioner Dave Wright’s efforts to require partisan elections for school board and superintendent. It’s not amazing that Wright offered the resolutions, and it’s not a surprise that Hammond moved to table them. What is amazing is that Hammond prevailed – twice – on votes of 5-4 and 10-1. The election of the school superintendent is an issue that’s simmered since the appointive process was established as part of then Gov. Ned McWherter’s education reforms in the early 1990s. Just a few weeks ago, the Knox County Republican Party voted to support the election of the school superintendent upon the urging of Mayor Tim Burchett. Sen. Frank Niceley introducted legislation to enable such elections, and Wright was trying to get County
Commission on record in support. Of course, no one actually voted “against” electing a superintendent. Commissioners simply voted to put the resolution on the table where it may lie forever. The partisan school board proposal felt odd. Commissioner Sam McKenzie said it seemed “rushed, spurious, off the cuff.” Wright said it’s an issue that “arises in the 8th District every spring,” somewhat like green onions, I suppose. Voting with Wright were Jeff Ownby, R. Larry Smith, Tony Norman and Richard Briggs. Voting to table were Hammond, McKenzie, Amy Broyles, Brad Anders, Ed Shouse and Mike Brown. Although a motion to table is nondebatable, the com-
missioners debated both of Hammond’s for more than an hour. Larry Smith even tried to offer a friendly amendment. In the end, most commissioners were averse to meddling in state legislative business. And that’s a refreshing change we can all support. It’s hard to know what legislators would accomplish by making school board races partisan. Most observers believe the current board has a 6-3 Republican majority. There’s no guarantee a 9-0 GOP majority would vote differently. School security: The debate has heated to the point that school security could be compromised by the public talks of deficiencies and finger-pointing. Tony Norman told commissioners there is “outrage” over misleading statements and the way school security is being handled. Amy Broyles said it’s “ridiculous” to imply that Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre, who has two children in Knox County
Schools, doesn’t care about security. “I’m getting really irate over individuals who are trying to score political points over an issue as important as our children’s safety.” Brad Anders, a city police officer, said security cannot be open. “This has been handled badly from day one, and now everyone is defensive. Let the process work. Progress is being made.” Larry Smith predicted the school system will “get a windfall” of funding for enhanced security. “I’m behind you,” he told McIntyre, adding that principals are telling him they need more cameras. Billboards: Richard Briggs finally passed a watered-down version of billboard reform – probably the best he could get – on a 7-4 vote. The resolution will prohibit new digital (“blinky”) billboards in Knox County and prohibit the conversion of existing boards to digital. Voting no were Smith, Ownby, Wright and Anders.
Safety Center proposal gets ‘not in our neighborhood’ response She sat in the second row, sporting a League of Women Voters observer badge, taking notes as the discussion of the facility recently renamed a jail diversion center grew more heated.
Betty Bean The speakers – County Commissioner Amy Broyles, Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones, Helen Ross McNabb Center CEO Andy Black and District Attorney General Randy Nichols – still call it a safety center, as they have been doing since it was proposed in 2008, stressing the need for a way to channel the mentally ill toward treatment instead of jail. Jones said the $1 million spent on building the safety center is a fraction of the $16 to $20 million it will cost to build a new pod at the chronically-overcrowded county jail. He also said that inmates drawing TennCare and SSI benefits see those revoked when they are arrested, thus driving them deeper into homelessness. Treatment at the safety center, which will have 16 critical care service beds, 10
medically monitored de-tox beds and 10-12 sobering stations and a staff of 27, won’t jeopardize SSI or TennCare benefits, Jones said. Whatever it’s called, the most vocal members of the audience of 60-something in the Knox County Health Department auditorium last Tuesday made it clear that they don’t want it in North Knoxville, which they say already has enough social service organizations, homeless facilities and halfway houses. There was some disagreement. The speakers said the proposed location adjacent to the Helen Ross McNabb Center at 205 W. Springdale Avenue in an industrial zone across Central Avenue from the Oakwood Lincoln Park neighborhood isn’t written in stone. Broyles pushed back against the suggestion that it should be placed on the site of the defunct Lakeshore Mental Health Institute, saying that she’d explored that idea, and it went nowhere. Broyles also noted that Helen Ross McNabb, which already provides mental health services at the Knox County Jail, was the only mental health care provider to respond to the county’s request for proposals for a
safety center in 2008. She said she is open to looking at other locations and is interested in talking to city officials about placing it next to the Knoxville Police Department headquarters on Howard Baker Jr. Avenue. A suggestion to build it downtown on the State Street property the county acquired in the late ’90s for a justice center got a tepid reception. Toward the end of the meeting, the LWV observer took off her badge and said she wanted to talk about a close relative who is mentally ill and was jailed, subsequently convicted and labeled a sex offender on a charge of indecent exposure for doing yoga naked on his front porch. “If a safety center had been available, he might have been diverted to mental health treatment instead of the criminal justice system,” she said. “He subsequently cycled in and out of jail and Lakeshore, never accepting his diagnosis. He has not had a good outcome and has a felony on his record now (from defending himself from assault with a skateboard and skipping bail during the trial). He not only has poor insight into his situation, but daunting hurdles to overcome just
to get housing and employment, so that is my personal reason for supporting the safety center and hoping that an acceptable location will be found.” He now has two convictions and is living in a “Three Strikes and You’re Out” state where he is in jeopardy of drawing a life sentence if he gets into trouble again for being mentally ill, she said. Jones, Nichols, Broyles and Black attempted to reassure their critics that the safety center would not be dumping mentally ill offenders onto the streets of their neighborhood – something that Broyles said is already happening when police drop off drunks at the Tennova emergency room. Some remained unconvinced: “Don’t put anything else in my zip code, please. I’m tired of writing letters …. Please don’t put anything else on us,” one woman said. “I’m asking you to trust me,” said Broyles, who lives near the proposed site. “I’m not advocating anything detrimental to our area.” “Some of us do agree and trust you and support you,” said another audience member, drawing a sprinkling of applause just before the meeting ended.
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Migration NATURE NOTES | Dr. Bob Collier Last Tuesday I took a morning stroll around the grounds between rain showers, just to get a little outdoor air, before the rest of what was shaping up to be an indoor-type day. My Grandmother Collierâ€™s double jonquils were blooming, the old coolweather bluegrass was bright green and the birds were singing. And they were really singing â€“ as if they thought it was already spring (still officially 3 weeks away). The cardinals and the tufted titmice led the chorus, with support from the field and song sparrows, the eastern towhees and the Carolina wrens. Those are all guys who have hung in there with us through the whole dreary winter, along with the mockingbird and the brown thrasher, the blue jays and the robins. This time of the year, with all that morning chorus, itâ€™s hard to believe that, in just six weeks from now, it will all more than double! With the arrival of the spring migrants, the songs will multiply so that some mornings it will be hard to sort them all out. Swifts and swallows, vireos and gnatcatchers, catbirds and wood thrushes, cuckoos and nighthawks, hummingbirds and wood warblers are coming back â€“ species that through the eons have developed a lifestyle that many of us would envy â€“they live in a world where it is always summer. Actually, they live here in our environs less than half the year. We are loathe to admit it, but they are really South American birds that have found great success in raising their young by coming north for a few months each year. Here, they are able to raise their babies on the high-protein diet available to them in the form of the abundance of insect life that explodes around us every spring â€“ gnats and worms, bugs and caterpillars. Animal migrations have fascinated and mystified people through the ages. Birds arenâ€™t the only animals that do it â€“ great herds of animals migrate across the plains of Africa; herds of caribou migrate in the vast far north of our continent. Monarch butterf lies migrate from as far as Canada to a site in Mexico, to a place where not a single one of them has ever been before. But for sheer huge numbers (think billions), and sheer unimaginable distances, often thousands of miles a year, nothing in the natural world matches the spectacle of the spring and fall f lights of the birds. These comings and goings are part of the local peopleâ€™s lives; consider the storks returning over the centuries to the chimneys of Europe. The cliff swallows of San Juan Capistrano, having wintered 6,000 miles to the south in Argentina, have traditionally returned to the Mission each spring on St. Josephâ€™s day, March 19. And then there are the turkey vultures of Hinckley, Ohio, faithfully returning each year on March 15, in time for their big Buzzard Day Festival. The seasonal disappearance of the birds mystified the ancients and not-so-ancient folks who were observant and curious about such things. All those f locks of blackbirds
and swallows, even the small songbirds â€“ where did they go? There were theories that the swallows buried themselves in the mud of ponds to sleep the winter away, and that hummingbirds f lew away south riding on the backs of the geese â€“ they were obviously too small to get very far on their own! Even in more recent times, with world-wide travel and many scientists and naturalists out there searching and observing, many of the details of migration remain unknown. Research has revealed that birds find their way by a combination of amazing traits, among them the ability to navigate by the earthâ€™s magnetic field, and to tell the time of day by the sun, even compensating for latitude and longitude as they go along. They are able to travel thousands of miles every spring, and end up in the same field or yard each spring. But finding where they actually go, especially to spend the winter, has always been a tough problem to solve. Some species seem to just disappear into a trackless jungle to the south, or out across the
ocean to Goodness Knows Where. Occasionally the answer was found by bird banding; hundreds or thousands of individuals of a species were fitted with tiny ID leg bands, and then by sheer luck, one or two would be recovered from birds on the wintering grounds. That is how a dedicated birder from Memphis surprised the ornithological world by discovering that chimney swifts spend their winters in the jungles of Peru. Banding is a very laborintensive and low-yield enterprise. But â€“ weâ€™ve put men on the moon and landed a vehicle on Mars. And, we now have some high-tech help in solving some of the mysteries of bird migration. The April issue of Birdwatching magazine has an article about that very thing. It seems that a gentleman with a group called the British Antarctic Survey by the interesting name of Vsevolod Afanasyev developed a device called a geolocator and used it to track the legendary wandering albatross on their decades-long travels across the endless southern oceans. One of his colleagues,
engineer James Fox, then adapted the device into a tiny 0.018 ounce gizmo that can be attached to the back of a small bird. A sparrow weighs in at about 0.7 ounce; a catbird, around an ounce. The geolocator contains a clock, battery, light sensor, and microprocessor, squeezed into a miniature device that causes these small birds no distress or problems with their f light. The system is not without its problems â€“ each geolocator costs $200, and they only recover about 20 percent of them for analysis. Cloudy weather and even prolonged shade makes evaluations more difficult. But they have already made many remarkable discoveries into the details of when, where, how far and how fast various species of our birds travel. Theyâ€™ve found that our purple martins use a broad area along the Amazon River for their wintering grounds; one of our
eastern shorebirds, the willet, f lies 2,800 miles each fall, before hurricane season, to gather for the winter in a small area on the north coast of Brazil. But probably the most spectacular example of this is the story of two birds called northern wheatears. They are small, gray and white, sparrow-sized birds that nest in Alaska. These two were fitted with geolocators. After their migrations, they were recaptured and the devices analyzed. And they found that the two little birds had left Fairbanks, Alaska, f lown over the Bering Sea, through Russia, across the Arabian desert, and wintered in central Africa â€“ average roundtrip distance, 18,640
miles â€“ the longest-known migration of any songbird! All this research is just beginning. Weâ€™re learning that whales can dive more than a mile deep in the ocean, and birds can fly nearly 20,000 miles in a yearâ€™s migration. And yep, there are still an awful lot of things we donâ€™t know. But we surely do know that the arrival of all those singing spring birds each year is an event little short of miraculous â€“ and theyâ€™ll be here soon. Be watching.
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New coach, first spring Spring football with a new coach is an exciting time. Anything may happen. I am reminded of two unusual changeovers with ties to Fayetteville, Ark. Former Tennessee captain and all-American end Bowden Wyatt had a sensational second season as Arkansas coach. The Razorbacks whipped Texas for the first time in 17 years. Arkansas won the Southwest Conference. Arkansas went to the Cotton Bowl. Fans went nuts. In celebration, they passed the hat and collected a small fortune. Wyatt tried to discourage wild-eyed generosity but they bought him a new white Cadillac and gave him a bundle of leftover cash to divide among assistant coaches. If you remember the good old days, perhaps you recall what happened. In early January 1955 Wyatt drove that
’55 Cadillac from Fayetteville to Knoxville. His old coach, Robert R. Neyland, had called him home. Bowden was the new coach at Tennessee. Key aides came with him, back pockets stuffed with bonus loot. Wyatt led an amazing transformation at Tennessee. He increased intensity. He established discipline. Players gained toughness, physically and mentally. One of his colorful sayings was “Hitch up your guts and let’s go.” The coach caused a shocking incident on the
second day of spring. Fullback Tom Tracy was a very talented runner and free spirit but not a proponent of strict training rules. Opposite personalities of coach and star player hinted of a possible clash. One happened. Tracy suffered leg cramps in a scrimmage. He thrashed around on the grass and called for trainer Mickey O’Brien. Other players downshifted into neutral in anticipation of a pause that refreshes. Wyatt ignored the fallen Tracy, ordered a manager to move the ball five yards forward, called for another fullback and re-ignited the scrimmage. Tracy was offended at the lack of official compassion. That evening he threatened to leave. Wyatt dispatched two assistants to help him pack. Losing Tracy was a sizable setback. Establishing
This day is a day of distress…; children have come to the birth, and there is no strength to bring them forth. (Isaiah 37: 3b NRSV) When I realized the date on which this column would be published, I was reminded of my first pregnancy. My doctor informed me that my due date would be on or about March 4. Our best friends at the time had also been married for several years and had no children. When we told them our happy news, including the projected due date, our friend Paul chuckled and said, “March fourth! Hm-mm. That sounds strong and determined! Almost like an order: ‘March forth!’” Later we discovered that
Paul and his wife were expecting about the same time, and so were my husband’s business partner and his wife. It was a veritable population explosion, there in our little West Virginia town. When I went into labor at about five in the morning on the fourth of March, I thought, “Wow, my doctor was right on! He hit the due date exactly!” We drove through the early morning darkness to the hospital and decided on her name as we headed up the hill to the parking lot. She would be Sarah Jordan.
Jordan, however, did not feel bound by my doctor’s prediction of a due date. She had other ideas. To be blunt, she dilly-dallied. I freely admit that I was a rookie at this labor business and wasn’t sure how to go about it. Labor went on for some 21 hours before Jordan made her debut in this world. By that time it was no longer the fourth of March, but the fifth, and I was exhausted, but happy. Jordan, on the other hand, was outraged that she had been pushed out of her warm, secure dark place, floating inside my
authority enhanced Wyatt’s influence. A year later, Tennessee had one of the best teams in school history. Doug Dickey, coach on the field as Florida quarterback, became a young assistant at Arkansas. At age 31, he was named head coach at Tennessee. That was a shock. Few knew who he was. Bob Woodruff, new as the Vols’ athletic director, knew. He was Doug’s college coach. The Dickey family, Doug, JoAnne and three children, moved from Fayetteville to Knoxville without benefit of a complimentary Cadillac. Blowing snow inhibited their two-car caravan. One set of wheels was decent, the other a clunker Doug had driven to work. Along the way, ropes came loose and suitcases blew off the top of a car. It took a while but scattered stuff was recovered. Then, the old car broke down. Everybody and everything had to be crammed into
the better car. JoAnne summarized, saying no matter how or when the Dickeys eventually left Tennessee, “We couldn’t be as bad off as when we came.” Dickey thought he must find a quarterback in the spring of ’64. He was switching from the historic single-wing formation. The center had to hand the ball to somebody. Dickey tried Hal Wantland, tough enough for any assignment but not quick enough. He tried David Leake, waiter in the team dining hall who walked on as a football player and wasn’t half bad. Art Galiffa, nephew of a former Army all-American, eventually won the job. Believe me, there was no way to tell by watching spring practice that great things were about to happen. Butch Jones’ spring outlook appears better.
tummy, and into a bright, cold world where gravity began its pull on her. By that time, my husband’s business partner and his wife were just down the hall, also in the throes of labor. Their Amy also took her own sweet time, and was born on the sixth of March. My Jordan has been a “march forth” kind of a gal ever since that day. As a toddler, her declaration of independence was an emphatic “Baby do it!” (meaning “Let me do this by myself!”). She has grown into an accomplished, capable woman who knows her own abilities. She has dreams and plans and goals, and the strength, stamina and determination to make them happen. I ponder sometimes the way in which a day – any day – can suddenly take on importance, meaning, celebra-
tion or sadness. I notice days: the birthdays (or deaths) of high school friends and teachers, of colleagues and composers, of presidents or princes. I notice anniversaries of events big and small, days of infamy, saints’ days. I also take note of the ways in which special occasions seem to cluster in my family. January was always chockfull of birthdays in my parents’ generation; nowadays, April is the month studded with stars on the calendar. I am grateful for the people whose days (and lives) I celebrate. Today I am most especially grateful for my Jordan, who marched forth, and made March fifth a holiday in our family. And I gladly forgive her dilly-dallying on the day before her birth. Heaven knows she has not done so since!
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Rescuing refugees By Cindy Taylor Central Baptist Church Fountain City does great work in reaching people in foreign countries, bringing both assistance and the gospel to them. But to help one particular family in need, the church took a different approach. In 1986, the church financed and moved a family of eight from Cambodia to the U.S. The household had escaped slaughter by heading to Thailand during the Khmer Rouge rule of Cambodia, a four-year period that resulted in the death of more than 2 million people. (Many in the U.S. may be familiar with “The Killing Fields,” a 1984 British drama roughly based on the Khmer Rouge regime.) Navy Roach was 4 when
The loss of leaders By Sandra Clark Over the past couple of weeks, the Powell and Halls communities have lost community leaders who contributed much and will be missed. Bruce Mayes died Feb. 20. The owner of Mayes Bus Lines, he was a school bus driver for 43 years. His parents were farmers and his brother, Norman, started Powell Airport. He belonged to Sharon Baptist Church. Willie Mae Henderlight, also a member of Sharon, died Feb. 21. She and husband Jack were longtime friends of my family, and her parents’ farm adjoined my grandparents’ place on Pedigo Road. She leaves a large family including son Don, who is active in Halls area projects. Margaret Garrison died Feb. 26. She was owner/ operator of Garrison Electric/Construction Co. with her late husband, Thomas. Known for her “gift of gab,” she was campaign treasurer for Rep. John Duncan Sr. and Earl Hoffmeister. She was active at Glenwood Baptist Church. Glen Keck was one-ofa-kind. He ran the Halls Freezo and was an original ad buyer for Shopper News back in the early 1970s. He and wife Carolyn were always entering contests, and they won their fair share. Glen died Feb. 18 after a colorful and fulfilled life.
Yard sale organizers and Trailhead Sunday school class members Cheyenne Duff y, Kristi Pendley, Navy Roach, Jordan Daniel, Lauren Wilson and Kelli Coker Photos by Cindy Taylor parents are making up for Myron Christensen, 5, gets a geography lesson from Navy lost time with her.” Roach said living in Roach, a Cambodian refugee. Christensen chose the globe as America is a true culture part of his stash bought at the yard sale. shock for one of her nieces her parents, three sisters on American soil with Rea who is now a student at Cenand two brothers were given for the first time in 16 years. tral High School. “Rea’s family members aid allowing them to seek Roach has been a memrefuge in the U.S. Sister Rea weren’t all able to come due ber of CBCFC since coming and her family were left be- to U.S. policy,” said Roach. to the U.S. and has difficulty hind. On Dec. 28 of last year, “She and three of her chil- expressing her gratitude Navy’s family was reunited dren are here now and my without tears.
By Cindy Taylor Turns out delivering toys isn’t Santa’s only charitable occupation. Santa Claus/ Chef Bill Larson was flipping pancakes for the 42nd annual Northside Knoxville Kiwanis Club. “Funds from the breakfast will go into our project fund,” said Larson. “Every dollar goes back to serve our community.” The group plays a part with Key Clubs at Halls, Central and Fulton high schools. They also support an action club at the Cerebral Palsy Center, which provides an opportunity for service and leadership for the disabled. Children’s Hospital and 4-H are supported as well. St. John’s Lutheran Church is a cooperating
partner and hosted the sixhour event as folks poured in from all over Knoxville and beyond. The club hoped to reach $10,000 during the fundraiser.
Kiwanis District Governor for Kentucky/Tennessee Bob Brinkmann and Bill Larson prepare the pancakes. Walter Wojnar whips up more batter behind the scenes. Photos by Cindy Taylor Bob Harvey, a member of Kiwanis since 1973, arrives to help Bob Larson with the breakfast.
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get established. Rea has two daughters who still have not made the trip here. They are waiting for paperwork to be completed, and church members hope to be able to sponsor them soon. Once that process is finished and the other two children are here, CBCFC will have had a hand in bringing the entire family to this country.
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■ St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway, Knoxville, offers Morning Prayer at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, through March 29. Evening Prayer is offered at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, through March 29. Info: 523-5687 or www. stjamesknox.org.
“There are so many lost years,” said Roach. “This church is just so wonderful. It took 11 years to get my sister here, but we hope it won’t take that long to bring the rest of her family over.” The Trailhead Sunday school class at the church held a yard sale Feb. 23 with all proceeds going to help Navy’s sister relocate and
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Austin-East librarian leads Ethics Bowl team to second win By Wendy Smith When David Goff, the librarian at Austin-East High School, was asked to put together an Ethics Bowl team, he wasn’t familiar with the competition. But school administrators were trying to boost test scores, and the contest seemed like a way to encourage academicallyminded students. So, four years ago, Goff took on the challenge. In February, Austin-East beat nine other local schools to take first place in the Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl held at UT – for the second year in a row. Karns High School came in second, and Christian Academy of Knoxville placed third. The team is successful because the students work well together, says freshman member Ashton Ahern-Cook. “If someone’s stuck, someone else jumps right in and helps them.” Collaboration is key to the competition, which is about students working together to come up with ethical solutions to real-life problems. To prepare for this year’s competition, teams were given a collection of cases to study. One addressed problems facing polar bears. Polar bears are predicted to become extinct in the next 70 years, the case says, and one way to save the species is through captive breeding in zoos. Captive breeding has helped save other species, and some have even been reintroduced into the wild. But some say polar bears aren’t good candidates for captive breeding because their natural lifestyle includes roaming thousands of miles in arctic conditions. Opponents of captive breeding of polar bears say more emphasis should be placed on global warming, which has destroyed the bears’ habitat. The Austin-East Ethics Bowl team discussed the case during a recent practice, and agreed that an increase in polar bear exhibits in zoos was not an ethical way to save the species. They came up with other possible solutions, like captive breeding in large, natural areas. Teams don’t just base their answers on gut feelings. They are required to learn, and use, four ethical systems. One is duty eth-
Austin-East High School Ethics Bowl captains Raven Ragsdale and Parrel Appolis discuss the team’s 2012 win at the American Philosophical Association Conference held in Atlanta last December. Photos submitted
ics, a system that follows the rules in spite of consequences. In consequence-based ethics, decisions are based on increased happiness. A third system is virtue-based, which means choosing the middle ground between two opposing ideas. The fourth is relationship-based, which places primary importance on relationships. Unlike a debate team, arguing is not part of an Ethics Bowl competition. “They collaborate in the search for truth, and recognize that none of us has all the answers,” says Goff. “I don’t have all the answers. I encourage them to explore the theories. They might even present alternative points of view.” There’s no particular profile for students who choose to participate in Ethics Bowl. Captain Raven Ragsdale plans on a career in medicine, and captain Parrel Appolis is interested in music. Ahern-Cook, the team’s only freshman, wants to be a dentist. “They’re all unique. It encourages kids who are deep thinkers and have inquiring minds. It’s not a debate – it’s more like a Socratic competition,” says Goff. The team practices after school on Tuesdays, and takes advantage
Skai Harris, Alicia Lewis, Parrel Appolis, David Goff, Shadia Prater and Shaquille Johnson celebrate the team’s first-place win at the 2013 Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl held at UT in February. Not pictured: Raven Ragsdale and Ashton Ahern-Cook.
of Austin-East’s extended school day with a half-hour practice in the library on Mondays. Team captains manage the in-school practice on their own. “They’re very ethical,” Goff jokes. The team will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., to compete in the first National Ethics Bowl at the University of North Carolina on April 19-
20, pending resolution of transportation problems, he says. For Ahern-Cook, the Ethics Bowl team is just one thing that makes Austin-East an exceptional school. “I think this is the best school in Knox County. We have small classes, and great teachers. Mr. Goff is a great teacher. I don’t know what I’d do without him. I love school.”
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Silver lining season Girls team fights odds for comeback year By Stefan Cooper There was the Powell girls basketball team of less than a decade ago. It was ranked as one of the nation’s best. But now there’s this year’s team, and it’s one of the most remarkable stories of transformation and determination you’ll ever read. Coach Caitlin Hollifield was there for both. Hollifield was a Powell freshman and Rivals.com Top 50 player on the Panther team that delivered a school-record 35-5 finish in 2004. Powell spent most of the season ranked No. 1 in the South in USA Today’s regional rankings. The 2012-13 team opened the season with a 38-14 loss to state power Farragut. Hollifield was only named coach in late August, following the abrupt departure of then newly-hired coach Bart Walker, who left to take an assistant coach position at Tennessee Tech. Not long after the Farragut loss, Powell fell, 51-15, to District 3AAA rival Anderson County. Fast forward six months. At the district tournament championship game, the 18-9 Panthers faced the same Anderson County team that dealt Powell its worst loss of the season a
Powell High School’s girls varsity team: (back) Kenzie Ludwig, Hannah Strozyk, Ellie Smith, Abby Williams, Keelie Lusby; (front) Karissa Rainey, Tori Lentz, Damiyah Moore, Ashley Evans and Shea Coker. Photo submitted lifield said. Evans is first in the gym every day, she said, looking for ways to improve her game. Lusby has become the team’s mental compass. “She’s really taken pride in being a leader on the floor,” Hollifield said. It’s helped the Panthers post one of the more memorable seasons in program history, but it would be inaccurate to label it a surprise. “I don’t think they’ve been overachievers, because the girls have worked,” Hollifield said. “They’ve just worked.”
Semi-final finish for boys The Powell boys team (244) worked overtime in topping off a season many won’t soon forget. After falling to Oak Ridge in the district championship game, senior Clay Payne and the Panthers roared into the region tournament and really shook the place. Payne tossed in back-to-back 22-point nights as Powell first knocked off Farragut, 6044, in the quarterfinals, and then took Maryville to
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The Panthers went back to basics in a major way, with Hollifield and assistant coach Michael Blair stressing the correct pass to beat a defense, not just the play to run. They worked on passing. They worked on shooting. “I think everybody realized they wanted to win,” Hollifield said, “so everybody stepped up.” A big part of the transformation was the closeness in age of Hollifield to her players. She’d signed with Alabama out of Powell in 2007 before finishing her career at Western Carolina. Now 23, she played her last season with the Catamounts only last spring. She could not only tell the Panthers what needed to be done, she could show them. She could vividly recall all the lessons she’d learned from longtime Powell icon Clay Young, the coach from whom she’d learned the game, the man she’d replaced. “I wanted to keep the bar high and continue the things coach Young had done over the course of his career,” Hollifield said. Moore has blossomed into one of the district’s top post threats. Coker, the team’s playmaking point guard, has stepped up her defense “dramatically” the last month, Hol-
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little more than a month earlier. The Mavericks won again, but the Panthers were a much different team this time, falling just short in a thriller, 39-35. The difference? “It’s the girls,” Hollifield said. “The girls made this a successful season.” The district run qualified Powell for the region tournament. With a quarterfinal defeat of William Blount, the Panthers became the first District 4AAA team to win a region game in three years. Farragut ended the season for Powell two nights later. Shea Coker, Damiyah Moore, Tori Lentz, Ashley Evans and Keelie Lusby, all underclassmen, were humbled by the seasonopening loss to Farragut and the drubbing by Anderson County, Hollifield said. They were also motivated. “You’ve got to see someone at that level to know what it’s like,” Hollifield said. “It sets the bar high and gives you something to work toward. “You can’t break kids down after a game like that. We just took those games and said we’ve got a lot to work on. We took everything back to fundamentals, fundamentals, fundamentals.”
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UT College of Veterinary Medicine ophthalmologist Dan Ward, assisted by Heather Wilkerson, examines a furry patient. Photo courtesy of UTCVM
Special ‘opps’ This week holds several wonderful opportunities for young animal lovers. First of all, the Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest is accepting entries.
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The World’s Finest Balsamic Vinegars and Extra Virgin Olive Oils guide tasting, seatings at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m., Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Space is limited. Info/reservations: www.avantisavoia.com or 922-9916. Workhop on communication for people with autism, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., East Tennessee Technology
Access Center, 116 Childress St. John Halloran will present “Putting LAMP to Work: AAC Strategies to Promote Communication.” Open to parents, teachers and Speech Language Pathologists, as well as other therapists and professionals. Preregistration required. To preregister: www.aacandautism.com/trng or 1-866-998-1726. Info/ directions: www.ettac.org or 219-0130.
p.m., Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Old Harp Shape Note tune books provided. All invited; bring a dish to share. Info: Tina, 982-7777. Website: www.oldharp.org. Gospel Singing featuring the Whisnants, 6 p.m., Valley View Baptist Church, 3521 Old Valley View Drive. No cost to attend. A love offering will be received. Info: 523-0062 or www.thevalleyviewbaptistchurch.com.
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Singles Conference – “NCIS: Navigating the Choices of Singleness,” Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike; 6:30-9 p.m. Friday; 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. $10 per person. To register: www.fellowshipknox.org. Info: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spark of Kindness Craft Program for kids, 5:30 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road; hosted by The Spark of Kindness organization, which serves to teach children the art of being kind. Dine to Donate! At Quaker Steak & Lube, 5616 Merchants Center Blvd, 10 percent of pretax sales will be donated to Cancer Support Community East Tennessee. Info: 687-0399. Fountain City Town Hall Membership meeting, 7 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 5337 Jacksboro Pike. Light refreshments will be served. Info: www. fountaincitytownhall.org.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MARCH 8-9 Marriage Conference – “Intimate Allies: Facing Together the Four Greatest Challenges in marriage,” Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike; 6:309 p.m. Friday; 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. $10 per person. Child care by registration only. Info: email email@example.com. To register: www.fellowshipknox.org.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 8-10 Baseball tournament, open to all – Tball and 6U coach pitch, 8U-14U, and middle school varsity and JV – Halls Community Park. Info: 992-5504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9 Diabetes NOW conference, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Holiday Inn at Worlds Fair Park, hosted by the East Tennessee office of the American Diabetes Association. Info: 5247868, ext. 3341. Union County Historical Society and Museum open house, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Find out who your ancestors are and receive a printout of your family tree. Clapps Chapel UMC United Methodist Men breakfast. Guest speakers: Nelson Arnold and Tom Hamm of H&R Block. Halls Classic - CIPA Indoor Performance Contest (drumline and winter guard), hosted by Halls High School. Youth Preparedness and Safety Day, 9 a.m.-noon, for grades K-5, at the American Red Cross Knoxville office, 6921 Middlebrook Pike. Learning sessions include: Disaster Dudes (disaster preparediness); Scrubby Bear (“Not get sick, wash up quick”); the Fire Safety House (interactive fire prevention); Safe on my Own (home alone safety) and WHALE Tales (water safety). Preregistration required. To preregister: email Jennifer.Ussery@redcross.org.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10 The 2013 Annual Used Book Sale, organized by the Friends of the Knox County Public Library, begins at the Knoxville Convention and Exhibition Center under the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park. Hours: 1-6 p.m. Sunday, March 10; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 14-16; 1-6 p.m. Sunday, March 17. Info: 215-8775 or www.knoxfriends.org. Southern Gospel group Parable in concert, 6 p.m., Highland Baptist Church, 6014 Babelay Road. A love offering will be taken. Info: www.hbcknox.org or call Byron, 680-8823. Epworth Annual Singing and Potluck, 10 a.m.-3
MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 AND 13 Beaver Dam Parents Day Out enrollment for 2013-2014 school year, 9 a.m.-noon. Info: 922-7529.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12 The Fondant Intensive cooking class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Space is limited. Info/reservations: www.avantisavoia. com or 922-9916. Beginner and Intermediate group swim lessons for children ages 5 and up, Take Charge Fitness Program, 1921 N. Charles Seivers Blvd. in Clinton. Beginner sessions: 4 p.m.; intermediate classes: 4:35 p.m. Every Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks. Preregistration required. Info: 457-8237. Choral Evensong, 6 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway. Featuring the music of Herbert Howells, Charles Villiers Stanford and Thomas Tallis. Reception following the service. Info: 523-5687 or www.stjamesknox.org. The Fountain City and North Knox Republican Club meeting, Louis’ Restaurant. Dinner, 5:45 p.m.; meeting, 6:30. All invited. Info: Michele Carringer, 247-5756 or email@example.com.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14 First Lutheran Church’ 55 Alive group meeting and lunch, noon, at the church, 1207 N. Broadway. Cost is $6.50. Program by Jared Sprecher, associate professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Tennessee. Reservations required: 524-0366. All invited. Downloadable Audiobook Training, 6 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Includes: how to install OverDrive Media Console, check out library audiobooks and download them to a computer or transfer to portable audio devices. Bring Wi-Fi equipped laptop for help setting up OverDrive Media Console. Lifestyles & Nutrition – Starting a Healthy Eating Plan at Any Age Lunch and Learn Presentation, noon, Take Charge Fitness Program, 1921 N. Charles Seivers Blvd. Free and open to the community. Info: Anna Dark, 457-8237.
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POWELL SHOPPER-NEWS • MARCH 4, 2013 • A-15
NEWS FROM GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF KNOXVILLE
Grace students sign for college sports By Shannon Morris Many of our Grace High School athletes enjoy success that extends to the college level, and this year has been no different.
Cody Stooksbury Photo by Randy Down
Kate Black Photo by Sophia De La Rosa Several members of the 2013 graduating class have already signed national Letters of Intent to play their respective sports at the next level. They are: Kate Black, softball, Campbellsville University; Will McKamey, football, U.S.
Naval Academy; Austin Arnold, football Centre College; Jesse Garren, football, Southeastern University; Ty Myers, baseball, Johnson University; Chase Newsome, baseball, Bryan College; Cody Stooksbury, soccer, University of the Cumberlands. These most recent signees have demonstrated the necessary discipline and effort it takes to achieve such high levels of recognition. Not only has Grace Christian Academy played a role in preparing them for this next exciting step in their lives, the school has also been vitally involved in the spiritual and educational devel-
Grace football players Will McKamey, Austin Arnold and Jesse Garren sign to play college ball while family and coaches look on. Photo by Randy Down
opment of these young people. We pray for these, and others to follow, as they continue on their exciting journeys.
Chase Newsome and Ty Myers Photo by Miranda Fox
Members of the Grace Christian Academy girls basketball team are: (front) Mckenna Wilson, Abby Smith, D’Anna Johnson, Sydney Duggins, McKenzie Krebs, Morgan Cleveland; (back) Abbey Parrott, Lauren Hensley, Calynne Pridemore, Katherine Griffith, Jennifer Bell, Carolena Pridemore and Bethany Hunt. Photo by Creative Images
Eli Clapp, Tim Thacker, Emma Yambert and Clayton Hickey participated in the East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association’s Solo and Ensemble Festival. Photo by Larry Adams
Grace teams win in district, region
By Shannon Morris The athletic department at Grace Christian Academy has experienced several “ﬁrsts” in recent days. The Rams wrestling squad has had a tremendous season, culminating with four Grace wrestlers qualifying to compete in the TSSAA State Tournament this year. The wrestlers, Austin Saporito, Dalton Jinkins, Patrick Smith and Todd Hargis, put up valiant efforts in their matches, with Hargis, a junior weighing 138 pounds, progressing to the quarterﬁnals before eventually losing to a returning medal winner. Congratulations to Todd for being the ﬁrst GCA Ram wrestler to make it to a state tournament quarterﬁnal match. With this young group of wrestlers all returning next year, we are
Grace wrestler Todd Hargis Photo by Shannon Johnson
looking forward to another exciting season. Our high school girls basketball team ﬁnished the regular season as District Champs, making GCA history. The team, coached by Paul Pridemore, Bobby Thompson and Keith Duggins, has shown tenacity and resil-
ience, and has managed success despite several injuries to key players during the season. The girls ﬁnished the regular season as the ﬁrst-place team and followed that by winning the district tournament as well. They are continuing on into Regional postseason action as they prepare for sectionals after becoming the Region 2 champions. The Grace middle school boys basketball team recently concluded another successful season, ﬁnishing the year with a record of 22-2. As a result, they became League Champions and Regional Champions, and ﬁnished the year by winning the TMSAA East Tennessee Championship. Congratulations to coach Billy Wilson and this great group of guys for a job well done. The future of GCA basketball is very bright!
By Shannon Morris The Grace Christian Academy middle school band recently participated in the East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association’s Solo and Ensemble Festival, an event that gives students the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of their chosen instruments. The purpose of the ETSBOA is to promote the advancement of instrumental music education in schools, and to encourage music activities among the schools of East Tennessee. To that end, the Grace band members certainly showed a high level of interest in instrumental music and an amazing level of talent. Congratulations to the
students who participated in the ETSBOA Solo and Ensemble Festival representing Grace Christian Academy. They are: 6th graders Nathan Addis, Eli Clapp, Meeya Lowery and Virginia Pirkle; 7th grader Adam Chamberlain; 8th graders Tim Thacker and Emma Yambert. Several young high school band members participated as well. They are McKenna Krebs, Ryan Randles, Brandon Teasley and Clayton Hickey. Each of these gifted young musicians returned from the festival with superior ratings. Special thanks go to Grace band director Larry Adams for all of his hard work with these standout student instrumentalists.
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