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Bridge work stalled
May 26, 2012
Chosen hearts honored
By Shannon Carey Tennessee Department of Transportation announced May 22 that the contract with Mountain States Contractors LLC for the new Highway 33 Bridge over Norris Lake has been cancelled. TDOT will solicit new bids for the project and issue a new completion date when a new contract is in place. “(TDOT) understands how important the construction of a new bridge is to the people traveling in that area,” said TDOT spokesperson Mark Nagi. “This is a challenging project, involving some of the deepest waters in the state. We have been diligent in monitoring this project and will continue to work toward getting it moving again as quickly as possible.” According to Nagi, geological conditions on the lake floor necessitated changes to the original designs for the new bridge’s footings. Due to the cost associated with the changes, TDOT decided to cancel the contract and open bidding for the remaining work. The new bridge is more than one-third complete. It is being constructed alongside the existing bridge. Info: www. tn.gov/tdot.
IN THIS ISSUE
Roaring Lions The Union County Lions Club installed one new member and an officer for the 20122013 fiscal year at the May 21 meeting. Ronnie Mincey will hold the gavel as president and Judy Roe came on board as the newest member. Darrell Malone will be secretary-treasurer, and Randy Jones will continue as vision chair.
See Cindy’s story on page 4
Art with a twist Willie White is known in his community as the guardian of the lake people. But when he is not watching over neighboring properties, his talents take him in another direction.
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Callie Corum and Milah Shoffner were honored at the American Heart Association Banquet on May 9. Photo submitted
By Cindy Taylor The Southeast Affiliate Region of the American Heart Association honored two of Union County’s “Sweet Hearts” during its May 9 Go Red for Women event at the Knoxville Convention Center. Fourteen-year-old Callie Corum and 4-year-old Milah Shoffner were welcomed to the stage by “Live at Five at Four” co-host Beth Haynes. Both girls survived open heart surgery at an early age and are now living normal, healthy lives. Shoffner is the daughter of
Nicole and Jamie Shoffner of Luttrell. Shoffner, who had an ASD and VSD repair at Vanderbilt when she was 18 months old, will celebrate the third anniversary of her surgery June 2. She was the 2011 poster child for the American Heart Association and met Pat Summitt at an event last year. She was nervous about getting up on stage, but her biggest concern was that Summitt wasn’t there this year. Corum is the daughter of Chris and Leslie Corum, also of Luttrell. Her open heart surgery was performed at Vanderbilt when she
was 2 years old to repair an ASD defect. She is celebrating her 11th year post surgery and will attend Union County High School this fall. She led the invocation prior to the dinner with a beautiful prayer. “Dear God, I thank you that Milah and I can stand up here healthy,” said Corum. “I also want to thank you for the AHA and Go Red for Women. Without organizations like this one, Milah and I might not be here. Lord, please instill in us a pure heart and give us the eyes to notice you when others can’t, because just as Matthew 5:8 says, the pure in
heart will see God. Please give us the opportunity to live in a way that is pleasing to you.” Speakers for this year’s event were UT Women’s Athletic Director Joan Cronan, who issued the fourth annual challenge in honor of Pat Summitt. Another guest speaker was “Biggest Loser” contestant and former UT football player Antone Davis, who went on to play for the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles. Shoffner and Corum are both very involved with the American Heart Association and attend events throughout the year.
Rice seeks GOP nod for state Senate By Sandra Clark Hobart L. Rice is a candidate for state senator from the 8th District, which includes Union County. A resident of Jefferson County, Rice was elected to serve on the Republican State Executive Committee in 2010. Each Senate district sends one man and one woman to the SEC, the governing body of the state Republican Party. The 8th District includes Union, Claiborne, Grainger, Hancock, Hawkins and Jefferson counties. On a personal note, Hobart and this writer organized and chartered Knox County’s first Teen-Age Republican Club in 1966. Hobart was the club’s first president, and I was an advisor from the Knox County Young Republican Club.
In 1968, Rice was a senior at the old Young High School in south Knox County and was chosen to chair “Nixon Youth.” After college, Rice moved to Jefferson County. He has been married to Bonnie Ellison Rice of Dandridge for 31 years. They have four children and five grandchildren. Rice says he’s running for the state Senate to support Gov. Bill Haslam. “We’ve been sending people to Nashville who lose focus and forget why they’re there. “They pass laws authorizing horse meat packing plants, but Tennessee is 46th in education and our people desperately need jobs. “How can we look our children and grandchildren in the eye and explain to them that we are doing nothing to give them a better
future? How do you recruit good companies to a state that offers their employees a school system that is fourth from the bottom? “It is time to send someone to Nashville who will not lose that focus, who will remember what is important and will finally give our children a chance at a real future.” In Jefferson County, Rice has chaired the county Republican Party for four terms and was involved in campaigns for local, state and national candidates including the election of President George W. Bush. Over his career, he has managed retail stores and served as a Jefferson County deputy under Sheriff Elmer Franklin. He served as “commissioner of personnel and finance” on the Dan-
Hobart Rice dridge City Council. He’s eager to meet folks in Union County and says call him anytime on his cell phone at 865-548-8479 or email him at hobartlrice@aol. com. Final personal note: Other than being amazed that a kid I knew as a teenager is now a grandfather, I found Hobart Rice the same enthusiastic fellow I’ve always known. Get to know Hobart. You’ll like him too.
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Business of the week FSG Bank Assistant Vice President Judy Roe, Senior Vice President Wayne Cox and Assistant Manager Jennifer Shipley of FSG Bank in Maynardville Photo by C. Taylor
By Cindy Taylor FSG Bank has been serving customers in Union County since 1974. Assistant Vice President Judy Roe says that the friendliness of bank employees is what keeps customers coming back. FSG is a full-service bank offering 24/7 online banking and free check-
ing for seniors. The bank also offers a free business checking account. There is no charge for an ATM card and no charge for members to use the ATM. Loans are available for commercial customers and individuals as well as savings and money market. The bank accepts online bill pay, 24/7 telephone
available, as well as debit Hours are 8:30 a.m. to is located at 2905 Maycards and special savings 4 p.m. Monday through nardville Highway. accounts for people under Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to Info: 992-8501 or www. the age of 18. 6 p.m. on Friday. The bank fsgbank.com.
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Osborne heads dental association Maynardville dentist Dr. John C. Osborne has been installed as president of the Te n n e s see Dental Association. Osbor ne is well Dr. Osborne known locally for his charitable works but is also heralded as a nationwide leader in dentistry for Remote Area Medical. Osborne has prac-
banking, direct deposits, night drop and automatic loan payments. Certificates of deposits are also
ticed dentistry in Union County for more than 20 years. About 15 years ago he began weekend set-ups in local school gyms to help those who could not otherwise receive dental care. Once he started the ministry, he quickly became involved with work in other states and then other countries. Osborne also volunteers his time at Interfaith Health Clinic, a nonprofit ministry in downtown Knoxville, while keeping a full-time dental practice running in Union County.
gram to benefit the chilBy Cindy Taylor Luttrell City Council dren of the community passed their 2012-2013 and they would forego the budget on first reading at usual charge. The majority of the their May meeting. “We have a balanced meeting was spent in disbudget with a $1,400 sur- cussion of beautifying the plus in the general fund,” city of Luttrell. Vice Mayor said Mayor Johnny Merritt. Jody Smith said he would It was announced that like to see a new or renothe city had awarded the vated facility in the future annual scholarship to Shea that represented the city England during Union well and could possibly County High School’s Se- house City Hall. All memnior Awards Day on May bers agreed that beauti17. Merritt also informed fying the city in this way the council that the city could be beneficial but not had cleaned the carpet at at the expense of the taxpayers. The topic may be the library. Luttrell Elementary revisited at future meetMerritt fundraiser upcoming School had requested that ings, especially once a curAll are invited to a chicken and dumplings benefit supper they be allowed to use rent loan is close to being and gospel singing Saturday, June 2, at Union County High the community center for paid off. Luttrell City Council School. Dinner will be served in the cafeteria 5-7 p.m. with the cafeteria staff Suma gospel singing to follow in the auditorium. The menu will mer Reading program at meets at 7 p.m. the third no charge. Council agreed Monday of each month at include chicken and dumplings, ham, mashed potatoes, that this was a good pro- City Hall. green beans, cole slaw and a dessert. Gospel singing performers include Michael and Delilah Kitts, the Washams, the Joyful Sounds and the Beelers. Tickets are available at the door. Purchase tickets prior to the event at Flowers by Bob, the Union County Court Clerk’s office, TJ’s Market and Senior Center community outreach events Deli, or by calling Marty Gibbs or Conley Tharp, 389-7858 The Union County Office on Aging will have outreach or 660-3020. Carry-out orders are welcome. Proceeds will events at Luttrell and Sharps Chapel community centers. help support Paul and Dollie June Merritt. Appointments can be made between 8:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. If no appointments are made for a given day, there Buckner reunion upcoming will be no outreach event that day. Luttrell outreach events will be held June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. The Buckner reunion will be held starting at noon 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. Sharps Chapel outreach events Saturday, June 16, at Wilson Park in Maynardville. Bring will be held June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, a covered dish, a drink and a chair. Info: Jean Mize, 992Nov. 21 and Dec. 19. Info: 992-0361 or 992-3292. 3674; Carolyn Norris, 992-8321; Phillip Cox, 363-5182.
Baseball camp at high school Union County High School will hold a baseball camp for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 18-21. The camp is for all skill levels to learn and improve on the fundamentals of the game. Cost is $65 per camper or $50 per child at the family rate. Camp size is limited to 45 campers. Info: Drew Richardson, 423-259-1479.
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Lions Club off and running, again The Union County Lions Club installed one new member and an officer for the 2012-2013 fiscal year at the May 21 meeting. Ronnie Mincey will hold the gavel as president and Judy Roe came on board as the newest member. Darrell Malone will be secretary-treasurer, and Randy Jones will continue as vision chair.
District Governor Chuck Bailey and Past District Governor Jim McFarland did the swearing-in honors, and Bonnie Peters received a very special award. “Bonnie was identified at the state convention to receive the fourth highest award given by the Lions Club,” said Bailey. “This is in recognition of distinguished achievements.” Special guest 4-year-old Ashlyn Wilkerson Cooper brought smiles to all faces as her grandmother, Kay Cooper, shared the story of how the Lions Club helped with the diagnosing and treating of Ashlyn’s vision problems. “Mr. McFarland wasn’t satisfied with what he saw when Ashlyn had her vision test from the Lions Club,” said Cooper. “He came back
Lions Club District Governor Chuck Bailey, with the help of special guest Ashlyn Wilkerson Cooper, presents an Award of Appreciation to Bonnie Peters.
a second time just to check her. Ashlyn was diagnosed with 240/250 eyesight, but now she can see well with her glasses.” The Lions Club is considered to be the world’s largest service organization and is best known for screening preschool children for vision problems and helping the needy with glasses and eye exams. “Our goal is the eradication of blindness,” said Peters. The Union County Lions Club meets the third Monday of each month at Hardee’s in Maynardville and is open to New Union County Lions Club member Judy Roe and newly new members. installed president Ronnie Mincey Photos by C. Taylor opportunities surrounding those who own property bordering the lake. “We want to grow tourism,” said Union County Chamber of Commerce president Julie Graham. “At the same time, we don’t want to take away what we love most about our lake by overselling any one particular area or event.” Millie Calloway from the TVA Many homeowners came Community Development to this area for the beauty Team facilitates the meeting and simplicity of life here between Norris Lake property and want to sustain that owners, TVA, TWRA, TDEC way of living while at the and others. Photo submitted same time drawing tourists to Norris Lake. The meeting helped attendees look at ■ Norris Lake future, and committees stakeholders meet the were formed to figure out Norris Lake stakeholders where responsibility lay for met this month to discuss different aspects of the lake. “It was nice to see such priorities, challenges and
a cross section of stakeholders there,” said Norris Shores homeowner Gary Krueger. “We want to keep it as peaceful as possible. Tourism doesn’t have to mean all the things that make the lake busy. We’re hoping to bring people in for the history, hiking and other activities besides water sports.” Water quality and erosion were high on the list of concerns. As a result of this meeting, a document is being drafted that will contain information on who FCE guest speaker Kaye Whaley shares hat stories at the to contact regarding ques- spring luncheon. tions or violations. Baptist Church. The theme of “Hatitude” drew members The Union County FCE from all three FCE clubs of held its Spring Luncheon Hubbs Grove, Sharps Chaon May 15 at Hubbs Grove pel and Big Ridge to show off their favorite head toppers. A hat fashion show was the highlight of the meeting. Guest speaker Kaye ■
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Art with a twist By Cindy Taylor Willie White is known in his community as the guardian of the lake people. But when he is not watching over neighboring properties, his talents take him in another direction. White has been producing walking sticks from twisted “found” wood since before he retired more than 20 years ago. He rescued his first piece behind a business in Halls and has been hooked ever since. Most of the wood is sassafras that has been “choked” by honeysuckle. “I find a lot around power lines,” said White. “You’re likely to see me stopped anywhere out in the woods cutting a walking stick.” White collects during the
DOWN-home UPdate winter when most plants are sleeping and the sap is down. This avoids cracking of the wood as it dries. He says the honeysuckle will be the only plant that still has some green, making it easy to spot. According to White most of the honeysuckle grows upward on the wood from right to left. White has one rare stick on which the honeysuckle has grown left to right. “These are rare and spe-
cial,” said White. “Everybody wants that one.” If the sticks are crooked, White attaches them onto a flat board until summer. He then “de-barks” the stick, smoothes it down and stains it. White cuts the ends off of the sticks to get the height he wants. Two coats of polyurethane are added to protect the stick. A torch is used beforehand if he wants to accentuate the curl in the stick. This makes the curl darker and produces a whole different effect. White uses shoestrings for hangers. “I usually buy a lot of shoestrings at a time,” said White. “A little girl saw me buying them once and told me I sure went through a lot of shoestrings. I told her she ought to see how many shoes I go through.” White’s workshop cur-
Willie White shows his favorite walking stick, his handmade pipe and his pet wood snakes. Photos by C. Taylor
rently contains between 400 and 500 walking sticks just waiting to be chosen by their new owners. He is
considering making con“Anyone can use these tact with a large company sticks,” said White. “I have such as Cracker Barrel to sticks that will fit small kids get his art out to the public. to the Jolly Green Giant.
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Linda Ball, Anna Mason, Tommy Campbell and Bessie Delozier celebrate their May birthdays at the Union County Senior Center in Maynardville. Staff thanked Teresa’s Bakery for providing cake and Flowers by Bob for providing the flowers. Ruth Collins celebrates her May birthday with the Plainview Seniors. Her flowers were provided by Flowers by Bob. Pat Blackburn, Joyce Clark and Maggie Dyke celebrate their birthdays May 16 at the Sharps Chapel Fish Fry. Flowers by Bob provided the flower arrangements and Teresa’s Bakery provided birthday cake. Photo submitted
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Kicking off Pink Out Day are Big Ridge Elementary staff members: (front) Louanne Nicely, Tosha Lucas, Angie Raley, Tomara Groot, Ashley Fuller, Jeremiah Epperson, Robin Warwick, Renee Bills; (middle row) Roger Richardson, Jamie Beeler, Derick Tharpe, Bonnie Harvey, Roger Flatford, Rhonda Richardson, Kim Smith, Allison Lakes, Jeanie Bowling, Teena Venable; (back) Anthony Rynes, Judy Smith, Paige Mallicoat and Debra Vannoy.
Pink out y’all! By Cindy Taylor Big Ridge Elementary held Pink Out Day on May 18, marking the third breast cancer awareness event at the school. To kick off the event, teacher Sara Longmire got a haircut. Students bought raffle tickets for the privilege of cutting Longmire’s hair. Aidian Shartzer was the lucky
“barber.” The hair was then donated to Locks of Love. Events included threeon-three basketball between faculty members, followed by the faculty/staff field day events. Teams participating were Pink Passion, Pink Power, Pink Flamingos and Pink Panthers. The day concluded with the forming of a human pink
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ribbon for the annual photo and a bake sale. Big Ridge began Pink Out Day three years ago in honor of Jeanie Bowling, a teacher and breast cancer survivor. Students, parents, faculty and staff always help make this a wonderful day. All money raised benefited the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Sara Longmire receives a haircut for Locks of Love from Aidian Shartzer, assisted by Louanne Nicely.
Trail work day at Big Ridge Commodity Big Ridge State Park distribution upcoming will host a volunteer trail work day 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 2, to improve erosion controls and cut back overgrowth on the trails. Volunteers ages 10 and older are welcome. Wear sturdy footwear and bring water. Meet at the park office. Info: 992-5523 or email@example.com.
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USDA Commodity Foods will be distributed at the Paulette Community Building on Tuesday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until the food runs out. The USDA Commodity Food Program is available for all eligible recipients regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap. The program is funded in part by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
Union County GOP will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, in the small courtroom of Union County Courthouse.
When you see him in your neighborhood driving the “Green Machine”, please be kind. He furnishes his own vehicle. He has worn out at least 3 cars since I have known him and hopes this one will last a good while. According to Randy, the Green Machine is the most under-appreciated, hardest-working truck in the county. As Randy travels over the county he has the opportunity to meet many wonderful people. He loves it when he meets someone with long tales of the past.
Randy has a difficult and dangerous job. Please be kind and courteous to him as he performs his duties. Sincerely, Donna
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County High School junior Katie George is our next Athlete of the Week. Sof tball is in her blood and has been Katie George her game since she was 4 years old. This year George is part of a team that has made Regionals and has a shot at the state championship.
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“Our team has had a remarkable year,” said George. “We’re playing like a family, and our coaches have been great.” “Katie is an extremely hard working player that always has the team’s best interest in mind,” said coach Lance Lay. “She is a great hitter, but to me she is a defensive specialist at shortstop. Katie is always trying to find ways to improve her game, and her hard work pays off on the field. George has one more year to play for Union County and plans to stay with the team to the end.
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Randy’s strength lies in his strong faith in God and his family, wife Rhonda and daughter Bekah. If you know Randy, you know he is always ready to help anyone in need. We love rainy days when Randy can’t leave the office, because he has such a great sense of humor he keeps us all laughing. I may be the Assessor but he is the heart of the office.
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Dear Friends, Randy Turner has been a loyal and dedicated employee of the assessor’s office for 20 years. He does most of the field reviews and all the mapping. His customer service skills are outstanding and I have never seen him angry – not even when he got stuck in the mud, had to be towed home, or chased by dogs.
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Union County High School’s valedictorians and salutatorian gather for a photo after Senior Brunch. They are: salutatorian Victoria Barkman and valedictorians Emmitt Turner, Logan Anderson, Dylan Hayes, Josh Bowers and Tenika Hopson. Photo by S. Carey
Honoring the class of 2012 Union County High School’s senior class celebrated their final days in high school with the annual Senior Brunch and awards ceremony May 17. Students receiving Hope or TN Achieves scholarships were asked to stand as a group. Private or individual institution scholarships included: Beta Pi Teaching Sorority: Shea England; American Legion Post 212: Danielle Gilbert and Todd Mulkey; Commercial Bank: Victoria Barkman; New South Credit Union: Stephen Wynn; First Century Bank: Allison Padgett; Leadership Union County: Logan Anderson; city of Luttrell: Shea England; city of Maynardville: Rebecca Spurgeon; Christian Encouragement Awards Scholarship: Taylor Chittum, Danielle Gilbert, Tucker Steiner, Derrick Hurst, Logan Anderson, Kylie Ruiz, Ashley Brown, Hannah Summers, Priscilla Anderton, Andrew Zielinski; Warwick Chapel Baptist Church Frances Waller Scholarship: Megan Turner, Ashley Padgett, Laura Smith, Lanae Beckham; Norris Shores Homeowners: Savannah Clabough, Bryce Raley; Talent Search: Derek Hurst, Josh Bowers; ClinchPowell: Leslie Padgett, Logan Anderson, Josh Bowers; Jo-
seph L. Johnson School and Office Supply: Emmitt Turner; Sunset Bay Homeowners: Shea England, Logan Anderson; Millers Chapel United Methodist Church: Josh Bowers; Union County Business and Professional Association: Logan Anderson, Tyler Bailey, Madison Snyder; Lincoln Memorial University: Megan Wynn, Toni Gilbert, Chelsea Johnson, John Chandler, Kayla Fee; Walters State: Leslie Padgett; East Tennessee State University Provost Scholarship: Dylan Hayes; Pellissippi State Service Scholarship: Josh Bowers; Pellissippi State Chorale Scholarship: Taylor Chittum;
Middle Tennessee State University Academic Service Scholarship: Kanyon Holt; University of Tennessee: Emmitt Turner (UT Volunteer Scholarship), Logan Anderson (Achieve the Dream), Derek Hurst (McWhorter), Hannah Summers (UT Pledge and UT University scholarships), Victoria Barkman (UT Pledge and Herbert Walters scholarships), Shea England (Math and Science Center Bridge Scholarship). Also honored were the 2012 salutatorian Victoria Barkman and valedictorians Logan Anderson, Josh Bowers, Dylan Hayes, Tenika Hopson and Emmitt Turner.
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Teachers retiring from Union County High School this year are Rick Keck, Barbara Kemper and Lee Ross. Not pictured are Freda Brame and Charles Tolliver. Photo by C. Taylor
Five retire from high school As the 2011-2012 school year draws to a close, it isn’t just the senior students who are saying farewell. Five Union County High School teachers are retiring this year. Rick Keck, Barbara Kemper, Lee Ross, Freda Brame and Charles Tolliver were honored by the staff and faculty of Union
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BONE-IN ASSORTED CHOPS 4 COUNT
BONE-IN PORK BLADE STEAKS 1.25 Lb. BONELESS CHICKEN BREAST
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