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A great community newspaper

VOL. 7 NO. 16

April 21, 2012


The man behind the letters

Many of you have noticed the new paint job, the “porch” and the name change at the Union County Museum. I recently talked with Dave Franks about his talents, his hobbies and especially the new lettering at the museum. I think Dave has already had nine lives!

See Bonnie’s story on page 5

The Chamber revisited

The Union County Chamber of Commerce received a special treat at its April meeting with the attendance of one of the original founding members, Steve Hill. Hill reviewed the Chamber by-laws and impressed upon members the important role they play in their county. “You are representatives of your community,” said Hill. “You need to support your county and stop others if they say negative things about your county.”

See Cindy’s story on page 4

Locked doors

I try really hard to listen to the sermon, for several reasons. First, my pastor’s sermons are worthy: well-prepared, honest, with memorable illustrations. They make me think; they challenge me; they call me out of myself. Second, I sit up front, facing the congregation. If I am not attentive, it is quite evident and sets a bad example.

See Lynn’s story on page 5

Luttrell assets

The city of Luttrell received audit findings at the April meeting, and City Council was happy to hear that all is well. Richard Hill from the firm Mitchell Emert and Hill presented the report. “This was just a routine audit since it had been awhile since one was done,” said Hill. “The city has more assets than liabilities, and that’s a good thing.”

See Cindy’s story on page 3

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K-9 officers Missy Carter and Phillip King kneel with Josie the bloodhound outside the Union County High School classroom that was vandalized. Also instrumental in the quick arrest of the man who robbed and vandalized the school April 14 are officer Candy Stooksbury and detective Phillip Johnson (not pictured). Photo by C. Taylor

K-9 on the case Fast-acting officers nab school vandal By Cindy Taylor On April 14, more than 150 guests were startled when the fire alarm at Union County High School activated during a National Wild Turkey Federation dinner being held in the school. The dinner had several law enforcement officers in attendance, which proved to be a great disadvantage for one criminal. As school staff and law enforcement assessed the building, it was discovered that a fire had been set in a classroom. Once the fire was put out by the sprinkler system, law enforcement then found a broken window. Further investigation by Union County Sheriff’s Department Detective Phillip Johnson revealed that a laptop computer and several CDs had gone missing. Special

A tornado with heart By Cindy Taylor A tornado is the fitting symbol for Union County’s AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) girls basketball team. The team known as KAOS, (Knowing and Accepting Our Savior), took no prisoners in the Knoxville Spring Fling basketball 8th grade tournament last weekend as they blew over every opposing team to come out winners. All but two team members attend Horace Maynard Middle School. The first win of the tournament came as KAOS played the Hardin Valley Hawks, cruising to a 34-16 win. On Saturday KAOS traveled to Seymour High School for the next two games. KAOS jumped to an early lead on Saturday over the Ravens and never looked back, defeating the Ravens 44-31.The next game between KAOS and the Newport Roadrunners proved to be a challenge, with KAOS trailing 15-11 at halftime. In the second half, KAOS outscored the Roadrunners 17-8 to win 28-23, sending KAOS

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Agent Daniel Foster from the State Fire Marshall’s Office was called in to join the investigation. Two others in attendance at the dinner were Union County Sheriff’s Department K-9 handlers Candy Stooksbury and Melissa Carter, along with bloodhound Josie. Johnson began working the scene as Stooksbury and Carter, joined by K-9 Officer Phillip King, began a track from the crime scene. Josie located the vandal, and the officers made the arrest. The damage to the classroom is estimated at more than $10,000. Carter has raised and trained Josie from a pup and was very pleased with how she performed. “I am very proud of the way Josie worked that night and impressed with how amazing she was,” said Carter. “Josie is scent-specific and followed the command to track until she found the assailant.”

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Josie picked up the scent of the vandal from a CD that had been dropped. Once she had the scent, the bloodhound led officers through five miles of waist-deep creek water, woods and thickets. Carter handled Josie as King acted as backup alongside the pair. “Thanks to some fast acting on the part of our law enforcement in Union County, the culprit was caught quickly,” said Union County High School principal Linda Harrell. The greenhouse, normally open during school hours, was closed the first part of the week as students and staff tried to repair damage done to the interior greenhouse room. “We lost a lot of textbooks due to water damage after the fire set off the sprinkler system,” said teacher Linda Baxter. “It will take us a few days to get things back in order.” “I want to thank everyone who was involved that evening,” said King, who is also a resource officer at the high school. “Josie did a marvelous job and was right on the scent the whole time.” Responding agencies were Union

to the championship game at Northwest Middle School on Sunday. The final game featured KAOS and Nike’s Flight Select, one of the premier teams in East Tennessee. This was a battle from buzzer to buzzer. KAOS held its own for the first half, ending with an 11-10 lead. In the second half, KAOS built to an eight-point lead and held off a late surge from Flight by knocking down key free throws in the clutch. KAOS went on to win by a final score of 27-24 to take the tournament championship. Coach Nathan Wilson couldn’t be more proud. “Our girls have come so far over the past few years taking some beat downs from the same teams we are playing now, but they never gave up,” said Wilson. “Each team member plays a special role in what we do, and all of our kids have heart.” “This game went down to the buzzer, and the girls didn’t really win it until the last 30 seconds,” said coach Gerald Smith. “These girls were determined and would not be denied.” Madison Brantley, a team member since the team was formed and a consistent 3-point shooter, was still excited over the win. “In the four years that we’ve been playing, we were doing good to even get in the championship,” said Brantley. “We not only got in, we won.



County Sheriff’s Department, Maynardville Police Department, Maynardville Fire Department, the State Fire Marshall’s Office and Union County School system employees. “I would like to note the outstanding job that our K-9 team did in catching the person responsible for causing the damage to the high school,” said Union County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Mike Butcher. “The team deserves the credit as they performed their duties as officers with dedication and determination. Josie is a young but amazing bloodhound who has already proven to be a great asset to the Sheriff’s Department.” “These guys did such a great job,” said Johnson. “We were already on site, but I think the results would have been the same if we had been called in.” It just goes to show that attempted robbery and vandalism of a building full of law enforcement officers from Union County is not a smart move. Josie nodded her head in agreement but had no comment.

KAOS team and coaches are: (front) coaches Gerald Smith, Nathan Wilson; (second row) Corey Burchette, Sierra Womble, Raley Smith, Emma Johnson; (third row) Desirae Wilson, Taylor Monroe, Sabrina Boggs; (fourth row) Madison Brantley, Sierra Clabough; (back) Heather Demaro. Photo by C. Taylor

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Chiropractic Outlook By Dr. Darrell Johnson, DC Yet another study has confirmed the value of chiropractic, in this case for the treatment of neck pain. A study published recently in The Annals of Internal Medicine found that spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) was more effective than medication in treating neck discomfort. Since some estimates say 70 percent of people at some time in their life will have neck pain, this is a significant conclusion. The study was designed to compare the effectiveness of SMT, medication and home exercise in treating neck pain. The sample group was 272 people aged 18 to 65 who had neck pain for two to 12 weeks. They were divided into three groups, by form of treatment, and followed for three months. One group got regular chiropractic treatment. A second got either over-thecounter or prescribed medication, and a third was instructed on exercises they could do at home. Close to 57 percent of those in the chiropractic group reported at least a 75 percent reduction in pain while 48 percent of those in the exercise reported that level of reduction. Of those in the medication group, only 33 percent reported that level of relief. Schedule an appointment with a chiropractor and see what this safe and effective form of treatment might be able to do for you. Brought to you as a community service by Union County Chiropractic; 110 Skyline Drive, Maynardville, TN; 992-7000.

By Cindy Taylor Mach 5 helps clients in many ways, but owner and CEO Tom Heemstra focuses on two main issues. “We find new, additional revenue streams through refining their business vision to help them focus on their inspiring goals,” said Heemstra. “Then by creatively solving problems

or reducing costs we help to build stronger, more profitable and competitive businesses.” Mach 5 is also making steady progress on developing and promoting STARQuest, the character education and leadership development curriculum for the public schools. According to Heemstra bet-

ter schools is the goal, not just throwing money at the problem or emphasizing more math and science alone. Heemstra plays a major role in Creator’s University, which is in the second year of helping teens achieve their creative dreams. Heemstra said that reaching students through evidence-based communication techniques and developing students as better citizens with strong character, ready to learn, grow and improve will be the ultimate key. He says that requires total community support from parents, teachers, school administrators, government leaders and businesses. STARQuest includes a process that brings these elements together. Mach 5 is a Christian organization specializing in

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Stewardship Week celebrated Ashley Padgett and Sandra Greene (standing) join Union County Mayor Mike Williams (seated) as he signs a proclamation for Union County Soil Conservation District’s Stewardship Week. This year’s theme is “Soil to Spoon,” highlighting soil as the foundation of all the food we eat. During Stewardship Week, Union County Soil Conservation District purchased educational booklets for elementary school students and guides and posters for their teachers. “Soil to Spoon” activity sheets and bookmarks were purchased for other educational events. Info: or 9928031. Photo submitted

Plainview meetings planned The Plainview Board of Mayor and Aldermen will hold a budget and financial workshop at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Plainview City Hall. Several items are on the agenda, including discussion regarding transfer of funds, slum ordinance, paving rotation for city streets and improvements to the existing walking track. There will be a public hearing regarding the budget for the upcoming year at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, just before the regularly scheduled Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting. The meetings are open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.

Class of 1952 plans reunion The Horace Maynard High School Class of 1952 will have a reunion May 5 at the Roy Acuff Union Museum and Library. All classmates are welcome.

VFW auxiliary to meet The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of every month. All are welcome.

Rescue Squad to hold bass tournament The Union County Rescue Squad will hold the annual bass tournament on Saturday, April 28, at Brogan’s Free Launch. Entry fee is $50 per boat. Info: Jeff Sharp, 405-2196.


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School board honors Brown By Cindy Taylor The April Union County Board of Education meeting had a hefty agenda, giving board members much to review and many decisions to make. The board voted to pay an invoice for $200 from the state of Tennessee for the appointment of an administrative law judge in the ongoing case concerning suspended Director of Schools Wayne Goforth. School faculty member Don Cox addressed the board to plead for teacher insurance stability but it proved to be an unnecessary request. The board rescinded their previous vote that would allow an increase in the amount teachers would be required to pay for health insurance and voted to allow no increase for the remainder of this school year. Marilyn Toppins was present in the absence of Education Association representative Carolyn Murr, filling a role she had performed for 35 years. Toppins commended the board for their decision to not tax teacher salaries

further by tacking on an increase in health insurance payments. “We applaud (temporary Director of Schools Jimmy Carter) for bringing that decision to a head,� said Toppins. “The Education Association also agrees that every effort needs to be made to incorporate this in next year’s budget.� Bus contracts were on the agenda, and the board made the decision to hold a separate meeting May 3 just for that discussion. The board postponed any decision on whether buses will run on the final days of this school year until the May meeting. The board also voted to reinstate 12-month employee salaries with the addendum to read “if funds are available� and to make TCAP Assessment scores count as 15 percent of the final second semester grades. Tennessee Virtual Academy principal Josh Williams proposed to the board that the online school be extended to include 9th grade for the 2012-2013 school year.

Don Cox speaks on teacher health insurance issues.

Chip Brown was recognized by the board for his help in locating a missing middle school student.

The board agreed that this could bring funding into the school system and voted to expand TNVA to include 9th grade. John Kemp from Eden Energy Partners gave a presentation on the efficiency of solar panels and a program that would pay the schools if panels were allowed to be installed. Susan Oaks presented Chip Brown with an award for his assistance in locating a middle school student who went missing earlier in the week. “We had many people

working on trying to find a missing student this week, but Chip and his family took it upon themselves to start looking,� said Oaks. “Chip ended up finding the student, and we want to express our appreciation to him and his family for going above and beyond. We are very proud he is one of ours.� Classy Kids was awarded a renewal of their contract for the coming year for after-school care. Upcoming board meetings will be held May 3 and May 10.

The ‘assets’ of Luttrell living By Cindy Taylor The city of Luttrell received audit findings at the April meeting, and City Council was happy to hear that all is well. Richard Hill from the firm Mitchell Emert and Hill presented the report. “This was just a routine audit since it had been awhile since one was done,� said Hill. “The city has more assets than liabilities, and that’s a good thing.� The audit did suggest that the city should have more employees in the City Hall office, which is a common finding according to Hill, but Mayor Johnny Merritt respectfully disagreed with that finding. “Rebecca does a great job of handling all the day-

to-day in our office,� said Merritt. “I am fortunate to have good people to work with, and I am pleased that this audit shows we have been good stewards of the city’s money.� The council was approached by a representative of the Luttrell Library regarding the six-yearold carpet that had never been cleaned. According to the original agreement between the city and the library and signed by Kathleen Graves and Jack Dyer, the librarian and the Library Board are responsible for cleaning the library and the restrooms. Even so, the council agreed to a one-time expenditure to clean the library carpet. The city is preparing to present the yearly $500 scholarship to a deserving

Medication review available The East Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability and Walgreens will provide free medication reviews to adults age 60 and over in Union County. Walgreens pharmacists will review medication lists to identify any potential complications. Contact the Union County Office on Aging for a form to list medications and forward the form to Walgreens. Once the review is complete, Walgreens will contact the consumer. Info: 992-3292 or 992-0361.

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Beautification in Luttrell

The Union County Office on Aging director will make regular visits to Sharps Chapel and Luttrell beginning in April. Those who need help with Medicare/Medicaid should bring with them lists of their medications and their insurance cards. Dates and times are: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9 and June 13, at the Luttrell Senior Center, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16 and June 20, at the Sharps Chapel Senior Center. Info: Samantha, 992-3292 or 992-0361.

The city of Luttrell and Keep Union County Beautiful will host the first Beautification and Clean Up Day 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5. There will be a beautification contest with prizes awarded for most improved residences and businesses. Pick up applications at City Hall and return them by April 27. There will be a plant giveaway at 8 a.m. at Luttrell Community Park, with plants donated from Lowes, Oakes Daylilies, Blaine Hardware and Beaver Creek Landscaping. After the plant giveaway, volunteers will pick up litter along Tazewell Pike and Highway 61. Info: or

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Auditor Richard Hill presents his findings to the city council. Photo by C. Taylor

Union County High School student and Luttrell resident. The student has been selected and a check will be presented at the May council meeting. Merritt credited city workers and volunteers for the job they did getting the city back to normal after last month’s flooding.

John Kemp of Eden Energy Partners presents facts on solar energy to the board.

The historic Hamilton Cemetery needs donations to help with mowing and maintenance. The cemetery contains graves of some of the area’s first settlers, including members of the McPhetridge, Lay, Smith, Cook, Yadon, Kitts, Booker, Edmondson and Lambdin families. All donations are tax deductible and may be sent to John Cabage, 740 Cabbage Cemetery Road, Washburn, TN 37888. Info: 497-2287.

LEPC meets quarterly The Union County Local Emergency Planning Committee meets quarterly at the E-911 Center. Meetings are 10 a.m. the second Thursday of June, September and December. Meetings are open to the public. Info: Karen Kirk, 992-5816 or

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National Day of Prayer event planned All are invited to take part in a National Day of Prayer celebration to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Horace Maynard Middle School. Ten local pastors will be leading the prayers. Community choir practices will be held at Alder Springs Baptist Church, and all singers are invited to participate. Contact Anthony Malone at 992-6944 for practice times.

Marilyn Toppins applauds the board’s decision to not take additional funds for health insurance from teachers’ salaries in this school year. Photos by C. Taylor



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The Chamber revisited The Union County Chamber of Commerce received a special treat at its April meeting with the attendance of one of the original founding members, Steve Hill. Hill reviewed the Chamber by-laws and impressed upon members the important role they play in their county. “You are representatives of your community,” said Hill. “You need to support your county and stop others if they say negative things about your county.” Jenny Boggs turned in her resignation as a board member. Boggs will be starting a new full-time position with Sunset Bay and will be unable to attend meetings as required. Two vacant seats on the board were voted by members to be filled by Union County Commissioner Sheila Buckner and newcomer to the county Charles Pittman. AmeriCorps volunteer Neva Kitts passed around a sample of the new invoices Chamber members will be receiving. These will contain information about Chamber events to help keep members updated on what programs their dues are supporting. Union County Commissioner Wayne Roach addressed the Chamber regarding ways to keep tax dollars in Union County. “Every dollar spent outside Union County helps promote other counties,” said Roach. “Some things in our county are suffering and the school system is one of them.”

Union County Commissioner Wayne Roach and former Union County Chamber member Steve Hill at the April Union County Chamber Meeting.

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Roach pointed out that 50 percent of the sales tax paid by Food City in Maynardville goes to the schools and equals more than $48,000 each month. Roach discussed with the Chamber a number of ways businesses in Union County could have promotions to encourage residents to spend their money in Union County. ■

Farmers Market to open

The grand opening of the 2012 Farmers Market happens April 21 in conjunction with Art in the Park at Paulette Elementary School, but beginning April 28 the market will return to the Union County High School parking lot for the remainder of the season. New hours for 2012 will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The early produce to expect is asparagus, lettuce, kale, spinach, Swiss chard, onions, radishes and eggs. Bedding plants such as tomatoes, peppers, cabbage and cauliflower should be available as well as annual and perennial flowering plants and other ornamentals. The Farmers Market hosts a special seed swap during

Art in the Park and organizers hope the community will share some “old-timey” seeds that they have stashed away. This year’s market will have an agribusiness featured each month, a plant share program during the spring and fall, and the new Corn Festival in July, along with the “Hoes Down” festival the last Saturday in October. Vendors are still needed. Farmers will sell fresh produce and plants every Saturday, however arts and crafts vendors will only be onsite the second and fourth Saturday of every month. Applications are available at the UT Extension Office, by phone at 992-8038, email or by visiting 3925 Maynardville Highway. Applications can be mailed, emailed or faxed. Application fee is $10 annually. ■

Art in the Park

The 2012 Art in the Park event is almost here, and this year’s theme is “The Cradle Rocks!” Paulette Elementary School will host the event and

“Elvis” will arrive for his first performance at 10 a.m. Fine artisans and crafts people from Union and surrounding counties will be showing, selling and demonstrating their art. There will be a student art competition, photography competition, poetry contest and a special art contest sponsored by Keep Union County Beautiful. Union County Farmers Market will kick off the season, and the grounds of the school will be a bevy of activity as special groups give demonstrations, present programs on energy conservation and hold contests related to Earth Day. The Farmers Market will be holding a special seed swap. There will also be early veggies and plants for sale. Elvis will perform throughout the day, and an Elvis impersonator contest is planned for ages 18 and under. A special “Sock Hop” dance competition is also planned. Winners will receive a $50 prize. Recycling will be going on,

and folks are encouraged to bring aluminum cans, eyeglasses, cell phones, wrapping paper and Christmas cards to be recycled and box tops for collecting. There will be storytelling throughout the day provided by the library. Area churches will host a community gospel singing and will have breakfast available for purchase from 9-10 a.m., then Malone’s Chuckwagon will take over for lunch. Snacks, desserts and drinks will be sold throughout the day by other vendors. The community is invited to come join the festivities and find out what Union County’s newest festival has to offer. ■

33 Bridge delays

A change in the design of the foundations for the new bridge on Highway 33 in Union County has resulted in additional time needed to complete the project. According to TDOT spokesperson Mark Nagi, the new bridge is scheduled to open December 2013. Nagi said two bridge abut-

ments have now been completed along with two shallow water foundations and one deep water foundation. The progress of the project was impacted by the geological conditions that were encountered after excavation for the more shallow foundations. A construction change to the deep water foundations has been proposed and the final details are underway to allow for their placement. According to Nagi, after much deliberation and research by TDOT’s Structures, Construction and Geotechnical Divisions as well as with input from the contractor and their consulting engineers, a decision was made to use drilled shafts in lieu of conventional foundations. The original project called for the installation of foundations by conventional means, but upon further review, it was decided that drilled shafts could be installed with a lesser impact on the existing structure and drilled shafts could provide adequate support for the new bridge. Drilled shafts also provided a better fit for the geological conditions that were encountered for these deep water foundations. Nagi said the contractor will be allowed to remove the existing bridge after the new structure is operational. Removal of the old bridge and total completion of the project is set for April 2014. The contractor will be subject to liquidated damages or monetary penalties if the new bridge is not open to traffic in December 2013. Contact Cindy Taylor at brentcindyt@

Wyatt Hall won a basket in the 8 and older category.

Jeremiah Lowe won a basket in the 4-7 category.

Eggs abound at Wilson Park

Kyra Miracle won a basket in the 3 and younger category. Kaylee Mumarantunga won a basket in the 4-7 category.

More than 60 children gathered to hunt Easter eggs at the Union County Sameria Morgan, held by her Egg Hunt at Wilson Park on dad, Jeremy, won a prize basket April 7. Prizes were given in the 3 and younger category. in each age category. The event was sponsored by the

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Union County Business and Professional Association, which donated the prize baskets. Eggs and candy were donated by Commer- Caydian Karlstrom won a bascial Bank, FSG Bank and ket in the 8 and older category. Photos by B. Davis First Century Bank.

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The man behind the letters TALES OF UNION COUNTY | Bonnie Peters


any of you have noticed the new paint job, the “porch” and the name change at the Union County Museum. I recently talked with Dave Franks about his talents, his hobbies and especially the new lettering at the museum. I think Dave has already had nine lives! Dave arrived in Union County by way of Oak Ridge, where he came in 1969 to start a dough-

nut shop. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 1, 1928. Being an adventurous sort, he learned to fly crop-dusters over the Mississippi delta, Arkansas and Louisiana. In 1952 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps based in Jacksonville, Fla. After the Korean War, he operated a service station, a garage and a water clarification company. When the Vietnam War came

Locked doors CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton

A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you.” (John 20: 26 NRSV) Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me. (Revelation 3: 20 NRSV)


try really hard to listen to the sermon, for several reasons. First, my pastor’s sermons are worthy: well-prepared, hon-

est, with memorable illustrations. They make me think; they challenge me; they call me out of myself. Second, I sit up front,

along, Dave flew missions in Vietnam. He told me he had been in every free country in the world. After coming to East Tennessee, he met Betty Norris Keen, and they have been married 11 years. They are active members of Hansard Chapel United Methodist Church, and Dave is chair of the Church Council. A previous pastor, the Rev. Perry Mason, recognized Dave’s talent and volunteer spirit. So, before Mason died of multiple myeloma, he had Dave promise him that he would build a steeple for the church. Dave received help from lots of people, including his granddaughter Crystal, Harold Woods who hauled the steeple from Dave and Betty’s house to the church, Bob Monroe, Dustin Watts, the Rev. M. C. Taylor, Glen Atkins, Dustin Melton, Jim Tolliver and Reed Campbell who together assembled and installed the steeple.

Sam Thomas brought his crane to hoist the steeple to the top of the sanctuary. Dave serves on the board of the Union County Museum and Genealogical Library. When the need for new lettering on the front of the building arose, Dave stepped up to the plate and made the letters. My first question to Dave for this piece was – where did you learn to make letters? Dave quickly told me he taught himself. First, Dave said he rounded up friends Darrell and Robert Pratt, who built the porch and painted the building. Dave says they did the work, he just provided directions. Dave made the paper patterns, cut the letters from styrofoam, then painted three coats of water-based paint on the letters. Oil paint would have melted the letters. He says the most difficult job was finding a place to lay all the letters to dry. In addition to Roy Acuff,

facing the congregation. If I am not attentive, it is quite evident and sets a bad example. But sometimes, something that is said in a sermon triggers an idea, and my mind is off and running, putting two and two together and coming up with 150! Last Sunday’s sermon (about Jesus’ post-resurrection appearance to the disciples a week after the Resurrection) triggered a new thought. What is it with Jesus and locked doors? John’s Gospel tells us about several post-Resurrection appearances of Jesus: to Mary Magdalene in the garden and then to the disciples (except for Judas who was dead by then, and Thomas who was absent) on Easter evening. In that instance, John says that “… the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews.” Yet, “Jesus came and stood among them

and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ ” (John 20:19-21) He did the same thing again a week later, with Thomas present this time. “Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Luke’s account (in Chapter 24) of the encounter on the road to Emmaus ends with the two who had shared a meal with Jesus running back to Jerusalem to share the good news. Even while they were recounting their amazing experience, Luke says, “Jesus himself stood among them. …” Jesus, who apparently just appeared in the room, later asked, “ ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence.” (vss. 41b-42) This man, whose death the women and John, at least, had watched, made a point of eating: a very human, very physical, very alive thing to do! And,

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The Union County Adult Education Center invites all those interested in getting a GED to call for an appointment for pre-testing. The center provides all testing free of charge to Union County residents. The staff will help applicants prepare for the test. Classes are available 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The official GED tests will be given on the following dates: ■ May 7 and 8 ■ June 11 and 12 Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info: Melissa Carter, 992-0805 or 254-8833.

The next community prayer meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at New Fellowship Church on Maynardville Highway across from Paulette Elementary School. All are welcome to come and pray to stop drug and alcohol abuse in Union County.

Contact Humane Society for lost pets The Union County Humane Society asks that pet owners contact them immediately if a pet becomes lost. Pets without identification and rabies tags are only required to be held for 72 hours by Tennessee state law. The Humane Society makes every effort to place animals in “forever homes” as soon as possible. Timely contact will ensure that your lost pet is not adopted by new owners. Remember, identification and rabies tags are your pet’s protection. Info: 992-7969.

Printer cartridge recycling at the library Maynardville Public Library encourages everyone to bring their old printer cartridges to be recycled. The library receives up to $4 for each cartridge. Place old cartridges in a plastic sandwich bag and leave it in the collection bin just inside the library. Large laser cartridges are not accepted. Funds raised will support the Summer Reading program. Info: 992-7106.

ICARE to meet ICARE Union County will meet in the new Revival Vision Church building, 154 Durham Drive, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 26. Lunch will be provided. Those planning to attend are asked to email lmulkey@ as soon as possible so lunches can be ordered.

James David Franks Photo submitted

the names of Chet Atkins, Kenny Chesney and Carl Smith were added to the marquee. Thanks, Dave! Bonnie Peters is the Union County Historian and the author of many books. Contact Bonnie at 6873842 or

equally astounding, this very physical Jesus was neither deterred, nor slowed down by locked doors! In contrast, the famous Warner Sallman painting of Jesus standing and knocking at a door with no handle or latch on the outside implies a Jesus who will not enter unbidden, one who waits for an invitation. So can Jesus walk through locked doors or not? Seems to me the answer lies in what welcome awaits him. He knew that the disciples – that shocked, grieving, terrified, confused little band – would be delirious with joy to see him alive on Easter evening! After all, what’s a wooden door to the Conqueror of sin and death, the Savior of the world? But when it comes to the door of the human heart, Christ is not so presumptuous. He knocks like any polite guest and waits to be invited in.

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Quilting classes offered Kathy Chesney of Adult Day Services will host quilting classes 7 p.m. Thursdays at the newly renovated Adult Day Services on Maynardville Highway. Classes are open to all skill levels. Attendees are asked to bring scissors, needles, thimbles and cotton fabric. Info: 566-3289 or

Medicare help for seniors The Union County Office on Aging is offering Medicare help for seniors. Office staff can help seniors understand their plans, make changes to coverage, apply for subsidies and more. Info: Samantha, 992-3292 or 992-0361.

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HOSA heads to state Health Occupations Students of America members at Union County High School and Horace Maynard Middle School participated in regional competitions in February, and several advanced to the state competition held in Nashville on April 16-18. Those who advanced to state for the high school were: Todd Mulkey, fourth place, Medical Terminology; Krista Foust, Outstanding HOSA Scrapbook; Makayla Goins, fifth place, Physical Therapy; Heather Huskey, second place, Pathophysiology; Amber Beaver, second place, Job Seeking Skills; Kaitlyn Nicely and Kristina Foust, Career Health Display; Heather Beeler, Chapter Newsletter. Competing in regionals for the middle school were: Baylee Woods, second

place, Health Career Test; Tucker Edmondson, first place, Health Career Test; Tiffany Headrick, Health Poster; Gibson Calfee, first place, prepared speaking; Nicholas Sharp, first place, HOSA Creed. Union County High School HOSA students who competed at the regional competition are: (front) Ali Patterson, Makayla Goins, Preslee Hickman; (back) Krista Foust, McKenzie Edds, Heather Huskey, Todd Mulkey, Kristina Foust, Bethany Carter, Mykiela Strunk, Amber Beaver and Lori Terrones.

Horace Maynard Middle School HOSA students who competed at the regional competition are: (front) Nicholas Sharp, Gibson Calfee, Tucker Edmondson; (back) Tiffany Headrick and Baylee Woods. Photo submitted

Horace Maynard Middle School honor roll The faculty and staff of Horace Maynard Middle School recently announced the honor roll for the third nine weeks period. Sixth graders making all A’s: Makayla Balogh, Caitlyn Barrett, Halli Branch, Cedric Brown, Cadie Chapell, Sara Crawford, Brianna Crowley, Edgar De Leon, Saylar Epperson, Charlie Hamilton, Nicole Holder, Landon Hubbs, Connor Long, Zach Martin, Andrew Motes, Emma Parker, Sam Richardson, Ross Rich-

nafsky, Megan Rouse, McKenzie Sharp, Isaiah Shoope, Layla Smith, Haley Summers, Kaleb Wright, Lydia Young and Mikenzie Zook. Sixth graders making all A’s and B’s: Tucker Brasher, Dylan Boggs, McKensi Burchell, Jaden Butcher, Adam Bryan, Kali Buckner, Brandy Cabbage, Emily Carroll, Brook Collins, Mallory Carter, Trent Cooper, Ethan Ely, Chely Estep, David Faulkner, Alyssa Foster, Jeremiah Freeland, Tyler Henry, Hailie Hensley, Spencer

Holt, Tayllor Hunt, Destiny Hunter, Neal Ingram, Joshua Jones, Nathan Kalmbach, Lyndon Kitts, Tyler Kitts, Kassidy Knight, Amanda Leuthen, Dustin Lily, Jacob Mays, Sawyer McCoy, Kauri Miracle, Arielle Monroe, Jeremy Naglitch, Kaitlyn Nelson, Noah Norton, Kallie Passmore, Gracie Reed, Thomas Roberts, Cody Russell, Collin Sadoff, Saleana Savage, Haley Savage, Destiny Smith, Cameron Smith, Cory Sparks, Amanda Sutton, Hannah Tharp, James Thompson, Cameron Walker, Stefanie Welch, Trent Williams, Matthew Willis, Colby Wilkerson and Abby Wolfenbarger. Seventh graders making all A’s: Billy Barrett, Chris Braun, Briley

Buckner, Gibson Calfee, Ashton Goforth, Emma Johnson, Alec Lay, Austin Lay, Katie Savage, Clayton Sexton, Raley Smith, Tamara Summers, Destini Thomas, Matthew Woods and Zachery Zecchino. Seventh graders making all A’s and B’s: Kelsey Albright, Tyler Anderson, Madi Bailey, Haley Beeler, Justin Beeler, Sabrina Boggs, Isaac Booth, Matty Brasher, Rachel Brown, Brooke Camper, Haley Cannon, Nathan Capps, Madelyn Clevenger, Jerry Cooper, Michael Cox, Miranda Dyer, Tucker Edmondson, Carmen Ellison, John Embuestro, Casey Fields, Savannah Flatford, Cody Grace, Nicky Graham, Brady Hall, Krysta Hawk, Emma Hickman, Blake Hensley, Cody Howe, Robin Inman, Ashton Lamb, Lucas Masingo, Laura Maples, Tyler Mink,

Brooklyn Nease, Bryan Nelson, Amanda Parker, MacKenzie Reynolds, Nathan Savage, Nicholas Sharp, Andrew Sherrod, Emily Shope, Brittany Spangler, Autumn Staley, Chelsea Stevens, Samantha Sutton, Charity Sweet, Kaila Tapp, Chasity Thomas, Tatum Webb, Draven Weeks, Riley White, John Blake Williams, Jonathan Williams, Rachel Worley, Baylee Woods, Kristen Wynn, Jada Vandergriff and Cassie Yadon. Eighth graders making all A’s: Madison Booker, Hannah Bridges, Kadie Clevenger, Breanna Dunsmore, Reece Edmondson, Mikayla Huxley, Taylor Jones, Tashina Little, Taylor Massengill, Connor Mize, Brianna Reynolds, Caleb Rhodes, Augustus Simpson, Gabby Smith, Orrin Warwick, Zachary Walker and Megan Wilson.

Eighth graders making all A’s and B’s: Hope Austin, Ashley Baldwin, Faith Barkman, Tiara Bennett, Rebekah Berry, Caitlin Biggs, Madison Brantley, Issac Capps, Haley Carter, Tameka Chesney, Sierra Clabough, Blake Collier, Hunter Collins, Melanie Cox, Sydney Cooper, Kaitlyn Daugherty, Courtney Deatherage, Joshua Gregory, Chelsey Hancock, Alyssa Harrison, Halle Headrick, Jared Hensley, Shelby Howard, Haley Jackson, Tori Lay, Corrina Ledford, Paul Mallicoat, Dakota Mann, Bobby Mink, Taylor Monroe, Cayla Nelson, Rachel Pierce, Devinne Sanders, Luke Shoffner, Summer Stubblefield, Kayla Sturgeon, Trenton Washam, Aleeah Weeks, Tommy Witt, Jacob Wolford, Sierra Womble, Spencer Wyrick, Alexis Young and Tristan Zirkle.

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Freshmen recognized at the Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair are: (front) Madissen Roark, Amber Carter, Andi Smith; (back) Cheyenne Marlow, Emily Edmiston, Kelly Williams and Rachael Webber. Photo by C. Taylor

Lesley Sexton’s art class at Union County High School made a mosaic from 2,500 Starburst wrappers for their entry in the the “Trashformation” contest. The art department will receive a $100 donation for their creative example of preventing litter. Artists pictured are D.J. Wallace, Nicole Bailey, Jack Wilson, Sydney Myers, Jake Palmer, Chase Bruner, teacher Lesely Sexton, Tori Barkman and Tenika Hopson.

Science students take top honors By Cindy Taylor Seven freshmen teams from the Union County High School honors science class attended the Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair held at Thompson-Boling Arena on March 27. Three of those teams received recognition for their projects. Madissen Roark, Andi Smith and Amber Carter received an honorable mention for their project about the affects of temperature on tornados. Kelly Williams and Rachel Webber re-

Union County High School Athlete of the Week Chenoa Gallagher By Cindy Taylor We all know that good things often come in small packages. Chenoa Gallagher is a prime example. To look at Gallagher the Union County High School freshman, one would never imagine that she is setting school records in track, and especially that she can throw a discus. What makes her talent even more impressive is that she has never run track before. Coach Sonny Evans has high


ceived the IEEE Award for their project on building a new knee brace. Emily Edmiston and Cheyenne Marlow studied whether chlorine is the best water-cleaning chemical and received the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. They were invited to participate in a different competition at the state level and received Office of Naval Research Naval Science Award. “I am so proud of these students who competed so well,” said teacher Crystal Kelly. “They were competing against tough schools and seniors from those schools.”

hopes for Gallagher’s future as a Patriot. “Chenoa has already set multiple school records,” said Evans. “She is very athletic, and boy is she competitive.” According to Evans, Gallagher has already set school records in girls track for the 300 meter hurdles, 200 meter dash and 100 meter dash. “I have never run track before,” said Gallagher. “But I played soccer and have always liked to run.” Gallagher is competing in the Pentathlon in Chattanooga this weekend for high hurdles, long jump, high jump, shot put and 800 meter run. Evans believes Gallagher has an excellent chance of setting even more records in those events.

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Youth football and cheer sign-ups Union County Youth Football and Cheerleading will have sign-ups 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 4, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Horace Maynard Middle School football field. Fee is $60 on those days. Late sign-ups will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 18, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Horace Maynard Middle School football field. Fee is $80 on those days. Info: 201-5249 or 599-7644.

Big Ridge Elementary School students created “Snackman” from the wrappers of snacks they had consumed in the previous week. The mural will be entered into the “Trashformation” contest sponsored by Keep Union County Beautiful and Art in the Park. Artists are: (front) Gabe Lawson, Jason Yeakel, Amelia Bills, Krista Cooke; (back) Andrew Fleenor, Aiden Gwaltney, Alex Gavette, Makayla McClain, Nathan Hall, Debra Vannoy, Calobe Hawkins, Mia Simpson and Kendra Cooke. Not pictured are Chris Craig and Lucas Jones. Photos submitted

Head Start accepting applications Douglas-Cherokee Head Start is accepting applications for children ages 3 to 4 to attend the Head Start preschool program in Union County. Info: 992-8146, 991-4480, or 992-9101 for the Corryton and Luttrell area.

Angles in the Chapel to open Angels in the Chapel Day Care, 1941 Leadmine Bend Road, will have a grand opening 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Info: 278-3881.

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