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MAY 28, 2011

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Going the distance Outen launched to state tournament

Flocking flamingos!

By Cindy Taylor

High school cheer raises funds See page A-11

Young at heart Seniors celebrate See Cindy Taylor’s story on page A-3

TVs vs. teachers Hoops boost middle school See page A-9

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Union County High School senior Jonathan Outen advanced to the state track and field tournament with a discus throw of 141 feet, 10.5 inches. Photo by Ruth White

Coming together

Hubbs, Devault headline drug-related arrests

Sharps Chapel schools reunite See page A-4

By Cindy Taylor If you were roaming through Union County on May 24, you would have noticed either the lack of law enforcement officers or an over abundance of them depending on where you were. The FBI set up a command center at Hubbs Grove Church off Highway 61, and the church itself was barely visible through the marked and unmarked state and county vehicles. The general public was not allowed on church property, and taking photos was only allowed from across the street. Public Affairs Specialist for the FBI Stacie Bohanan issued a press release

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that morning. According to Bohanan, 19 individuals were arrested without incident on May 24, including Union County reserve deputy and UT police officer Dylan Devault and ex-constable John “Moon” Hubbs. These arrests represented the culmination of a long-term, multiagency undercover investigation targeting illegal activity in Union County. The arrests were the result of multicount grand jury indictments. The investigation was the collaborative effort between the TBI and the Knoxville offices of the FBI and IRS-CID.

Troopers from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, officers from the 8th Judicial Drug Task Force and deputies from the Union County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the arrests. Contacts in Union County stated that many who had been arrested had already made bond by 2 p.m. the same day. One resident stated that they had often wondered how their neighbors were able to afford the types of cars they drove and was not surprised when they were arrested. “I was told that I was on a need-to-know basis,” said Mayor Mike Williams when asked to comment on the arrests.

Paidousis gets top honors

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It was never his intention to become a star in track and field. Football was always his dream. But, a funny thing happened on the way to his “goal.” At the encouragement of one of his freshman-year teachers, Jonathan Outen picked up a discus for the first time and threw it 94 feet. Most freshmen only throw 75-80 feet. “I had Ms. Butcher for wellness, and she told me I should show up for track and start throwing,” said Outen. “I had always thought I was going to go to college for football, but King College offered me a really good deal in track.” Jonathan spent his preteen years in a single-parent home in an impoverished area near Camden, S.C. When he started high school, he was offered a home with Jim and Lanelle Mulkey, his great-aunt and uncle. It was difficult for his mother, Ami Outen, to be parted from her son, but she realized it would be a wonderful opportunity for him. “We wanted to give Jonathan a stable environment for the four years of high school and get him to college,” Jim Mulkey said. “We saw great potential in him, and he has excelled academically as well. The Lord laid it on my heart to ask my niece if we could help Jonathan, and she agreed.” When Outen arrived in Union County, he joined the high school To page A-2

at a special awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., during National Police Week in May of this year. His story of heroism and service, By Cindy Taylor and those of the other officers for Law enforcement has countless 2010, will be featured in the Meheroes, many of whom we don’t hear morial Fund’s 2012 calendar. about until after they have been Paidousis has served in law eninjured or have died in the line of duty. Fortunately for Knoxville and forcement for more than 20 years Union County, officer Dan Paidou- yet always has a smile on his face sis is one of the “living legends” still and continues to be happy to serve. He volunteers as a Neighborhood with us and on patrol. Paidousis was selected by the Liaison Officer by acting as a conNational Law Enforcement Offi- duit for information between the cers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) department and the community as its Officer of the Month for Sep- and is a go-to guy for many of his tember 2010. Only 12 police offi- fellow officers. “Officer Paidousis is an outcers from around the U.S. receive this award each year. Paidousis standing veteran officer who is a was honored along with the other pleasure to work with,” said Lt. Officers of the Month for 2010 Bob Wooldridge, Knoxville Police

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Union County Humane Society Director Tammy Rouse at the shelter with volunteer Dan Paidousis, who was honored as a National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Officer of the Month for September 2010. Photo by C. Taylor Department East District Commander. “He dedicates many long hours a week serving the citizens of Knoxville and helping his fellow officers. He has served as a beat officer, K-9 officer, liaison officer to the North Hills Community and

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Bryants ‘going to the house’ By Sandra Clark Byron and Christa Bryant have raised a great family and helped hundreds of Halls and Union County residents through Byron’s law practice over the past four decades. Now it’s time for a new chapter in their lives. Byron Bryant is retiring, although he will complete his current caseload, maintain some corporate accounts and continue his unpaid position as city judge for Plainview. Clients can reach him at 922-7467 or at home, 992-6882. Christa Bryant is opening a new business, using skills she learned working in her husband’s office during much of his career. Legal Document Express: the name says it all. Christa will prepare legal documents for individuals or attorneys. She will make

house calls to draft wills or medical power of attorney forms. She will meet you at the coffee shop or library. She can prepare documents for uncontested divorces or Chapter 7 bankruptcies. “After 30 years in the business, I know how to get the job done,” she says. And just as she supported Byron, he will support her, looking over her shoulder to review the documents she prepares. “There comes a time when you want to scale down,” she said. “Byron still wants to work, but at a slower pace. Setting your own hours is a big plus and it’s easier to take time off.” “I’ve found very few people in Halls who want to drive uptown (for legal services),” said Byron. Going to the house might be a problem for some cou-

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leep is essential to well-being. While you’re asleep, both your mind and body recuperate from the day’s activities and recharge for the next day. Some surveys, though, show that up to 60 percent of people have trouble sleeping. Many turn to medication that can leave unpleasant aftereffects. Chiropractors believe in using alternatives to drugs. Even regarding sleep issues, chiropractors advocate a healthy lifestyle as the solution. Here are some tips for getting a good night’s sleep and for overall health: ■ Exercise regularly, but not at night. The activity may leave you pumped up if you exercise shortly before going to bed. ■ Eat at least two hours before going to bed. The process of digesting food can interfere with sleep. ■ Try to keep a regular schedule for turning in and getting up. ■ Make sure your mattress and pillow are working in your favor. Turn your mattress over or clockwise every couple of months so indentations don’t form. If you have neck or upper back pain when you wake up, you might benefit from a special orthopedic pillow. Talk with your chiropractor if you have trouble sleeping. He can offer other steps for you to consider. Brought to you as a community service by Union County Chiropractic; 110 Skyline Drive, Maynardville, TN; 992-7000.

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The Genealogy Jamboree will be held June 9-12 at the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Visitors Center. It is estimated that 50 million Americans can trace their heritage back to someone who came through Cumberland Gap. The event is free. Visitors can learn about their family heritage, experience day-to-day activities of their ancestors and hear nationally known speakers on the topic of genealogy. Info: www.wilsyl.com/ jamboree3 or sparky@ netmichigan.net.

The annual memorial services will be held at the Cabbage Cemetery in Grainger County at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 29. The meeting will help raise funds to maintain the cemetery, and officers for the year will be elected at this time. Lunch will be served immediately following the services. In case of rain, the services will be held at Black Fox Primitive Baptist Church. Donations should be mailed to Bennie Capps, P.O. Box 91, Maynardville, TN 37807. Info: 992-5571.

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ples, but for the Bryants it means hanging out in a “log cabin” they built by hand on a 45-acre horse farm just up Tazewell Pike from Harbison’s. “Ahhh, it’s more a nursing home for horses,” Byron laughed. The elderly equines were ridden by his kids and now Byron uses them to pull a cannon in his hobby of Civil War reenactment, where he carries both a Union and Confederate uniform to see what’s needed. Christa also laughs, talking about the early days when “little Megan was 9, back in 1988, when we broke ground for the house. We finally finished it at Christmas 1992.” Byron picks up the story: “We cut timber, dragged in the logs and notched them.” “We lived like the Waltons,” said Christa.

“We were building character,” said Byron. Part of that “character” passed to the kids: daughter Erin is now a family practice physician, based in Johnson City; daughter Shannon is associate publisher of Shopper-News; daughter Megan is a fitness professional with post-graduate work in business administration. Grandson Daniel Carey, 3, lives in Halls and enjoys nothing more than hanging out with “Bear” and “Gran.” Christa said they opened the law practice “with a typewriter and carbon paper.” Byron was one of the first lawyers to move to computers when he “borrowed money and bought that TRS-80 at Radio Shack back in ’81.” “That Trash 80,” said Christa.

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geon Forge the week before state to receive coaching and have a field on which to practice his throws. “I feel pretty confident about state,” said Outen. “I’ll miss football in college, but maybe someday I can come back and coach.” Outen participated in subsectionals and went to sectionals May 17. He advanced to state, which was held May 27 after this paper’s press time, by throwing 141 feet, 10.5 inches. Whether or not Outen won, he will always have the distinction of being the first player from Union County High School to compete at the state level in track and field, and his achievements may go unchallenged for some time.

From page A-1 football team, something he had always dreamed of doing. He played both offense and defense for the Patriots all four years of high school. During those years, he also broke the school record for discus throwing and his own record as well. He broke the school record his sophomore year with 113 feet, junior year with 128 feet and senior year with 143 feet. Union County High School doesn’t have the facilities to allow Jonathan a place to prep for competition, so he traveled to Pi-

Byron shrugs off his Vietnam Era military service as a Russian linguist by saying, “that’s all I can say about what I did.” Married for 41 years, the Bryants have an easygoing camaraderie. Christa says their partnership has

worked because, “Byron is a good man and we each had our area that we dealt with.” Legal Document Express and Christa Bryant can be reached via email at christabryant7467@gmail. com or at 922-7467.

Paidousis gets top honors

In Union County, Paidousis is better known as a big man with a big heart, especially when it comes to animals. He serves on the board of directors for the Union County Humane Society and can often be found at the shelter assisting with transportation of the animals. He also volunteers for activities and fundraisers and purchases items needed for the shelter. “He is very active here at the shelter with his time and his funds,” said shelter director Tammy Rouse. “He often mows the yard here, and he and his wife, Judy, volunteer here regularly and foster animals in their home when they aren’t adoptable. I am so proud he received this award.”

From page A-1 him as their police officer.” Paidousis was instrumental in solving the homicide of an elderly man in Knoxville in 2008, helping track down the assailant who was then arrested. The suspect was later indicted for the murder. Even after 20 years on the force, Paidousis is happy in his job. “I still love what I do,” said Paidousis. “Some jobs are more dangerous than others, and this one can have its moments, but I enjoy interacting with and helping people.”

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UNION COUNTY SHOPPER-NEWS • MAY 28, 2011 • A-3

Senior Center honors young at heart There was food, dancing and comedy when the Union County Senior Center honored their attendees May 20 with a gala event hosted by Mayor Mike Williams.

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Della Coppock was awarded Longest Living Senior at 99 years old, with Kermit Whitmill running second at 91. “You know what I did yesterday?” said Whitmill. “I monitored my hearing aid.” Pauline Smith won the longest attendee award, and Walt and Rosa Aye were longest married at 63 years next month. Writer Sam Venable brought humor to the room when he expounded on the top 10 ways to know you’re getting old and the best way to stay young. “The No. 1 way to know when you’re getting old,” said Venable, “Is when getting a little action means you didn’t have to take your Metamucil that day. I am convinced that doing what you’re doing, Betty and Dave Franks cut a staying involved and active rug at the Senior Center Gala. like you all are, is the key to longevity.” Mayor Mike Williams congratulates Senior Queen and King Dorothea Cox and Harvey Kitts. ing symptom management, medication management, setting goals, relaxation techniques and handling ■ Living Well emotions. The purpose is to bring together individuals workshop who are coping with chronic announced diseases on a daily basis AAAD and ETHRA are such as heart, cancer, arthrihosting a free six-week work- tis, asthma, diabetes, COPD shop titled “Living Well with or chronic pain or depresChronic Conditions” 12:30 sion and help the person or p.m. beginning Thursday, caretaker take charge of his/ June 2. The group will meet her life. to discuss issues includMeetings will be held

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Speaker Sam Venable pokes fun at backward hat wearers. ■

Leadership Union County visits Maynardville

Leadership Union County Class of 2011 held their May meeting at the city of Maynardville and learned about the functions of the Children’s Center, law enforcement, litter laws and various Union County charities. Speakers included Police Chief Dean Hill, Carol Pratt, Marilyn Toppins, Chantay Collins, Brad Davis and Dennis Nicely. The class confirmed their project for 2011 with the decision to assist the Union County libraries with money for a matching technology grant. Fundraisers are planned at future Farmers Markets to help increase the

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Reunion coming for Sharps Chapel schools Hear ye! Hear ye! If you attended elementary school at any of the old Sharps Chapel schools – Oak Grove, Irwin, Rush Strong, Lakeview, Big Sinks or Union – you are cordially invited to the Sharps Chapel Community Center at noon SaturUnion County FCE leaders Rita Poteet, Judy Loveday, Gloria Holcomb and Edith Kitts, and Stephanie Elliott of Susan G. Komen sport caps the FCE members made for cancer patients. Photo by C. Taylor

Bonnie Peters Attendees of a previous all-schools reunion include: (front) J. Will Shoffner, Sillus Rogers, Harold Adams; (middle row) Betty Dykes Rutherford, Winnie Russell Eastridge, Wilma Russell Bailey, Trula Berry, Marilyn Cox Wright, Lawrence Ruday, June 4, to join in an therford; (back) Winford Shoffner, Norm Tolliver, Robert B. all-schools 2011 reunion. Ellison, Troy Rogers, Joe Shoffner, Howard Vest, Harold TolThe all-schools reunion liver, Joe O’Mary. Photo submitted began in 1993 and has been pretty well attended to the A remembrance memopresent time. New interest were built in the 1930s by this year surrounds the the Works Progress Ad- rial will be held for those class members who have preservation and renova- ministration (WPA). Bragging rights are passed away. tion project at the old Oak Light refreshments will Grove Elementary School. proper at school reunions, Attendees this year will so bring your success sto- be served. Info: Trula Bersurely want to be photo- ries, pictures of your chil- ry or Robert Ellison, 281graphed at this nationally dren and grandchildren, 0181. recognized Rosenwald de- and expect your spouse Bonnie Peters is the Union County Histoand the author of many books. Conwho didn’t go to school in rian sign school. tact Bonnie at 687-3842 or bhpeters@ In the late 1920s, Julius Sharps Chapel to be total- esper.com. Rosenwald, then owner of ly bored. Often, we give out Sears, established a Community Schools Founda- awards at these reunions tion. The foundation had for: most children (gets a Summer Reading architects design one, stop sign), travelling the ■ Sharps Chapel two, three and four-room greatest distance (gets Book Station will host schools. Oak Grove and a road map), male with Big Sinks were the two- the most hair (gets a big Summer Reading for chilroom design. Rush Strong comb), the richest person dren Pre-K through 12th was built by the four-room (gets a big check from this grade May 28 through July design and Irwin as a one- student back to the per- 29, with a pizza party July room school. These schools son’s home school). 30 for those who have read

Caps for Cancer Chicago after she moved here whose mother had breast cancer. She started the first Race for the Cure in 1998 and we continue that today. Of the local funds that are raised, we keep 75 percent and send 25 percent to corporate.” According to Elliott, 82 percent of the funds raised locally come from Race for the Cure, and last year’s race raised their first $1 million. Funds are used for research, screening and treatment. The foundation can also help with life necessities for women in need going through cancer treatment. “I want to thank all of you ladies for the hats you have made for cancer patients,” said Elliott. “You have no idea what a blessing this can be to women who are undergoing treatment.”

By Cindy Taylor There were hats on parade as Union County FCE members from Big Ridge, Sharps Chapel and Hubbs Grove came together May 17 in an effort to be a blessing to cancer patients. Each member decorated at least one ball cap to be presented to the local cancer support groups through Claiborne Hospital and in Harrogate. Stephanie Elliott from Susan G. Komen was the guest speaker and elaborated on how funds given in the region are used. “Susan G. Komen for the Cure was started by one woman in her living room, and it has now grown to more than 124 affiliates globally,” said Elliott. “The Knoxville unit was begun by a girl from at least eight books with the program. Prizes will be awarded at the party to those reading the most books in their age groups. Participants may sign up 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the book station on Sharps Chapel

Road next to the Senior Center. Refreshments will be served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. After that, children may sign up any time the book station is open. Summer hours, starting May 31, are 1-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday; closed Thursday and Sunday. ■ Maynardville Public Library’s Summer Reading starts Thursday, June 2. Readers of all ages will travel the globe with “One World, Many Stories.” Children will explore many nations through stories, crafts, music, dance

and other activities. The program is open to young people, ages 1 through young adult, with programs, prizes, story hours and more. All programs are free. Info: 992-7106 or visit the library on Facebook. ■ Luttrell Public Library will have Summer Reading July 1-29, with programs each Friday at 1 p.m. Registration starts June 1. The theme will be “One World, Many Stories.” The program, open to school-age children and teens, will have great activities, lots of prizes, snacks and refreshments. Info: 992-0208.

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UNION COUNTY SHOPPER-NEWS • MAY 28, 2011 • A-5

Tony Robinson in the NFL TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West The current difference of opinion between NFL owners and players brings to mind labor strife of 1987. That immediately leads to the strange tale of the replacements and Tony Robinson, former Tennessee quarterback, and his one game in pro football. For 24 days, the league kept games going with substitute teams made up of substitute players. Some, on loan from fall plowing, desk jobs and gas stations, weren’t very good. Tony, on work release from prison, was excellent. When he was a Volunteer, everybody knew Tony Robinson could play. Johnny Majors used phrases like “best I’ve ever seen” and Dallas super scout Gil Brandt said “he could be better than Joe Montana

because he has a stronger arm and moves quicker.’” Alas, all was lost when a terrible knee injury took Tony down in the 1985 Alabama game. After that, far more was lost when Tony and roommate Kenneth “B.B.” Cooper were nailed at their apartment for delivering cocaine to an undercover agent. Judge Ray Lee Jenkins sent Tony to jail but cut him some slack, an unusual out if he could find a football job and stay clean. Tony looked and looked but had to settle for the very minor league Richmond Ravens. No pay but the team helped find a day job to cover hamburgers, rent and gas. Tony tried telemarketing. He moved on to mall parking lots with hopes of selling cheap cologne. He didn’t like

it one bit but he was forced into a construction job, up at 5 a.m. for manual labor. He was laboring, digging holes for fire hydrants, when NFL players went on strike and the Washington Redskins called. They had special permission from Commissioner Pete Rozelle to sign a convicted felon. Robinson was less than a perfect conformist. He skipped some practices and didn’t follow all instructions but necessity finally put him on the field, Oct. 19 at Dallas, on Monday night TV. The show kicked off as if everything was real. Frank Gifford, Al Michaels and Dan Dierdorf were in the booth. Hank Williams Jr. delivered “All My Rowdy Friends.” Roman candles erupted. Smoke billowed. Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders did their thing.

Tony came through, 11 completions in 18 attempts, 152 yards, a 13-7 Washington victory. Seems to me this was the magic moment of his life. As you might expect, the strike ended. Released replacements faded away. Tony violated parole and returned to prison. Joe Gibbs developed the real Redskins into Super Bowl champions. For that one big win, Tony received a ring and $27,000, enough to buy refreshments and pay attorney fees. Sad stories are sprinkled across the great decades of Tennessee football. Cruel injuries. Strange ailments. Auto crashes. Arrests. Deaths. Too often we are left to wonder what might have been. The tale of Tony Robinson is atop the heap. Some argue he was the most talented quarterback in Volunteer history, superior athletically to Heath Shuler, more exciting than Condredge Holloway, cannon for an arm, touch of a fly-fisherman, even better than Peyton Manning. Kevin Altoona Robinson came from a good Tallahassee family. Tony said he grew up going to a Baptist

church, that both parents were preachers. Leon High lost three games in his three years. He set state records with thousands of passing yards. Tony wanted to stay and play for Florida State. Bobby Bowden had never had a black quarterback and wasn’t quite ready to begin. Besides, he didn’t think the skinny beanpole (6-4, 180) could take the pounding. Florida never was interested. Georgia recruited hard but cooled late in the process. There were whispers about lack of leadership ability. Tony seemed introverted, indecisive, maybe not too terribly concerned. Majors wanted him and then he didn’t. He was short on scholarships and had seven quarterbacks committed but none with such an arm or touch. The coach and the kid finally said yes. Robinson spent his freshman season watching Alan Cockrell. As a sophomore, he gave up and went home. His father sent him back. He played a little, six completions in 12 tries. He started as a junior. He put on a show against Florida. The Gators won. He was

big against Alabama. The Vols won. He made some mistakes against Kentucky and went down in history as the last quarterback to lose to the Wildcats. This was 1984, a 7-4-1 campaign, 61 percent completions, 14 touchdowns, nine picks. He could throw the football the length of the field. Best Saturday was Sept. 28 of his senior season, Vols against No.1 Auburn, Sports Illustrated at the stadium to do a Heisman preview about Bo Jackson. Tennessee scored a stunning upset. Tony threw four TD passes and took the magazine cover. After that came the torn knee, Sugar Bowl on crutches, maybe a setup, stop-thepresses arrest, plea bargain, one good night in the NFL, other crimes and other punishments, talent wasted, life squandered – leaving only fond, forgiving memories of the good times at Tennessee. For years, Tony was in and out of prisons. Seems he has avoided headlines since 2009. That could be good news. He is 47. I hope he is well. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is westwest6@netzero.com.

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Message from the universe CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30 NRSV) When in doubt, tell the truth. (“Hazel’s Law,” Hazel Sherwood)

There are times, I suspect, in the life of every writer when he or she can do nothing except tell the simple truth. I am not sure what this story means. I wonder about that. You probably will wonder, too. I only know that it is true. There are almost always stacks of paper on my desk at work. There are vouchers, folders, notes to myself, notes to others, reminders, scrap paper, informational bulletins to be handed out, etc. There are notes attached to my computer screen, reminders of what password goes with what program (carefully encoded, of course), checking account balances and notes to myself about something I need to discuss with tomorrow’s team leader. So finding a scrap of paper filled with obscure notes is not an unusual circumstance. Yesterday, I came across

a small sticky note with seven words written on it. I remembered the conversation it referred to, knew that it had been taken care of and started to throw it away. That’s when I saw eight words, written at a different angle, up the side of that tiny yellow piece of paper. “Never take the burden I can help you,” it said. No punctuation. Just those eight words. In my handwriting. I am being absolutely honest when I say this: I have no memory of writing those words, no idea of why I wrote them, or where they came from. Was it something a friend had said to me? A colleague? My supervisor? No idea. I only know that when I read them, it felt as if God was speaking directly to my heart. It was a message from the universe. Once before, years ago,

Community services

Homecomings ■ Ailor Dale Baptist Church, 351 Beard Valley Road, will have homecoming Sunday, June 12, with services starting at 10:30 a.m., and lunch to follow. Everyone welcome. The Rev. Adam Nicely is pastor.

■ Graveston Baptist Church, 8319 Clapps Chapel Road, is enrolling children 11 months through Pre-K for Parent’s Day Out. The program has small classroom sizes. Info: 465-9655 or www.graveston.org. ■ Millers Chapel United Methodist Church, across from McDonald’s on Maynardville Highway in Maynardville, sponsors Food for Friends from 5-7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month. This is a free meal for anyone in Union County who could use “on the house” soup and sandwiches. All those in need are invited. to come to the church for food and fellowship. Info: Beth, 857-6281.

Men’s programs ■ Revival Vision Church, 154 Durham Drive in Maynardville, holds a men’s prayer breakfast at 7 a.m. each Wednesday. All are invited to join in praying and fasting for Union County. Info: Jim, 684-8916.

VBS ■ Alder Springs Baptist Church, Hickory Valley Road, Maynardville, will have Vacation Bible School 7-9 p.m. June 13-17. ■ Fellowship Christian Church will have Son Surf Beach VBS 7-9 p.m. June 6-10. There will be classes for all ages. Info: 925-9792.

I awakened from a dream and heard a voice (that was not my own) inside my head say, “I speak to ■ Hubbs Grove Missionary you in many voices.” That Baptist Church, Hubbs Grove time, the voice verified the Road, Maynardville, will have truth of the dream. This Big Apple Adventure VBS 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 12-16, with a Music services time the voice spoke in the Family Night Block Party June written word, in my own ■ WMRD 94.5 FM hosts “Tra17. There will be Bible study, ditional Hymns Hour” with hand. snacks, music, crafts and Kathy Chesney from 8:30 to What does it mean? games. Classes are available for 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Call in Hard to say. But here is all ages, infant through adult. your requests or dedications to Fundraisers how I understand it: There will be special activities 745-1467, and tune in to listen ■ Hines Creek Baptist Church Don’t think for a minute for teenagers. All are welcome. or sing along. will hold a rummage sale for you are alone. You are not ■ Ailor Dale Baptist Church, 351 ■ Milan Baptist Church, just the church’s food pantry 10 alone. You don’t have to north of Paulette Elementary Beard Valley Road, will have a a.m. Saturday, June 4, in the take the whole burden on School on Maynardville Highspecial singing at 6 p.m. Sunparking lot of the former Bi-Lo way, will have Son Surf Beach your own shoulders. Let day, June 5, with the Matchless in Halls. All donations will be Bash VBS 6:45 to 9 p.m. June 13Grace Singers from Monroe, me help you. A yoke is for accepted and appreciated. Info: 18. There will be snacks, music, Mich. Everyone welcome. The 497-2495. two, you know: someone crafts and games. Rev. Adam Nicely is pastor. to share the load. I have ■ New Fellowship Church, 120 ■ Warwick Chapel Baptist Pine Street, will have a benefit walked this road, and I Special services Church will have Vacation motorcycle ride for Nelson know the way. I will help Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 ■ First Comforter Church, 5516 Eddie Richards Saturday, June you carry the burden, and p.m. June 6-10. There will be Old Tazewell Pike, will host 4. Riders should meet at 9 a.m. I will walk with you. Stay classes for all ages. The kickoff “Crime Scene Investigation: Kickstands go up at 10:30 a.m. with me, and remember, fun day will be 6 p.m. Saturday, From the Garden, the Cross, the Cost is $10 per person. Donathis is like a dance; you June 4. tions accepted. Info: 925-2546. Tomb and Resurrection,” led by just need to let me lead. Needless to say, I found this tiny message incredd ibly comforting. Even Nominatef o e on though it was written in ’s “East TN! my hand, I believe it came t” s New & Re-Sale Clothing e B from far beyond me. Why now? Again, I have no Purses, jewelry & formals idea. excluded. Expires June 5, 2011. Even so, this I do know: One coupon per customer, per visit Beautiful new store! its truth will sustain me; with $25 min. purchase. its power will strengthen 691-8494 me; its peace will hold Mon - Thurs 10-6 Fri - Sat 10-7 • Sun 10-4 7509 Northshore Drive • Rocky Hill Shopping Center me.

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LOT 56 HICKORY POINTE. Great view of the main channel of beautiful Norris Lake. Located across from club house w/all the amenities of pool, boat ramp, boat slips at marina available. Inside gated community. 1.52 acres priced at only 72,000

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A-6 • MAY 28, 2011 • UNION COUNTY SHOPPER-NEWS

UNION COUNTY SHOPPER-NEWS • MAY 28, 2011 • A-7

Seniors Taylor Simpson, Taylor Hayes and Kendra Oliver celebrate at the Senior Brunch. Simpson and Hayes will remain classmates as both begin ETSU this fall.

Seniors Weston Capps, Phillip Cox and Andrew Bowman in one of their last moments together as classmates. All three were leaders in sports programs at the school. Union County High School’s valedictorians and salutatorian: (front) Robby West, salutatorian Brooke Carpenter, Molly Sanders, Taylor Brown, Stephanie Roper, Linsey Abigail Davis, Keisha Kitts; (back) Paul Whited, Weston Capps, Aaron Inklebarger and Ashley Dykes.

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Joel Cameron Davis Lindsey Abigail Davis Jacqueline Renee Dillon Charlie Raymin Dunaway David Glenn Dunn Dana Harli Dunsmore Ashley Brooke Dykes John Colby Edds Lindsay Nicole Edwards Blake Alan Effler Amanda Elizabeth Eggleston Jessye Colter Eldridge Briar Cole Ellison Christian Tolvin Ensley Tinnie Angel Essman Penny Elizabeth Ewing Vannessa Rachelle Ford Tiffany Michelle Foster Brittany Danielle George Jahna Leigh Gibson Joshua Cheyenne Gibson Dustin Scott Gillpatrick Jacob Roberto Guillen Taylor Nicole Hayes Desiree Leighanne Helton Cody Ashton Hensley Justin Adam Hensley Denton Michael Hickman Sarah Nicole Hiefner Sean Michael Hodges

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A-6 • MAY 28, 2011 • UNION COUNTY SHOPPER-NEWS

UNION COUNTY SHOPPER-NEWS • MAY 28, 2011 • A-7

Seniors Taylor Simpson, Taylor Hayes and Kendra Oliver celebrate at the Senior Brunch. Simpson and Hayes will remain classmates as both begin ETSU this fall.

Seniors Weston Capps, Phillip Cox and Andrew Bowman in one of their last moments together as classmates. All three were leaders in sports programs at the school. Union County High School’s valedictorians and salutatorian: (front) Robby West, salutatorian Brooke Carpenter, Molly Sanders, Taylor Brown, Stephanie Roper, Linsey Abigail Davis, Keisha Kitts; (back) Paul Whited, Weston Capps, Aaron Inklebarger and Ashley Dykes.

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Congratulations! Christen Nicole Adamczyk yk Leonard Dale Adkins Kevin Joe Aguilar Heather Michelle Marie Ailor Dylan James Albright Robert Paris Albright Haley Victoria Archer Julie Lynn Atkins Ashley Ann Avalos Clint Austin Bailey Johnathon Leon Bailey Joshua Taylor Bailey Robert Buck Bailey Bradley Lynn Baker Blake Andrew Beeler Brittney LeAnne Beeler Beau Evans Bennett Amber Marie Blackburn Samantha Jade Bowen Andrew Scott Bowman Kevin Lynn Bragg Adam James Brantley Hayley Elizabeth Brantley Wesley Jordan Brinegar Heather Nicole Brinkley Amanda Sue Britt Clarence Jason Brooks Logan Timothy Brooks Zachary Wyatt Brooks Taylor Nikelle Brown

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Joel Cameron Davis Lindsey Abigail Davis Jacqueline Renee Dillon Charlie Raymin Dunaway David Glenn Dunn Dana Harli Dunsmore Ashley Brooke Dykes John Colby Edds Lindsay Nicole Edwards Blake Alan Effler Amanda Elizabeth Eggleston Jessye Colter Eldridge Briar Cole Ellison Christian Tolvin Ensley Tinnie Angel Essman Penny Elizabeth Ewing Vannessa Rachelle Ford Tiffany Michelle Foster Brittany Danielle George Jahna Leigh Gibson Joshua Cheyenne Gibson Dustin Scott Gillpatrick Jacob Roberto Guillen Taylor Nicole Hayes Desiree Leighanne Helton Cody Ashton Hensley Justin Adam Hensley Denton Michael Hickman Sarah Nicole Hiefner Sean Michael Hodges

Aaron David Inklebarger Casey Nathaniel Jones Tyler Andrew Kanipe Christopher Eddie King Sherae Michelle Kirkland Kimberly Renee Kiser Bradly Tyler Kitts Cody Vick Kitts Kesha Shanea Kitts Dustin Lee Lab Christen Danielle Lamb Cheyenne Michelle Langley Megan Chantel Lay Beth Ann Leach Lindsey Danielle Lewis Cortney Michelle Lowe Sara Nicole Lundy Stephen Douglas Lusch Tara Nicole Mabe Jacob Alexander Macklin Lakin Paige Massengile Gabriel Dave McMahan Jessica Ann Meehan Jeremy Phillip Merritt Brian Keith Metcalf Michael Anthony Mitchell Sara Ashley Morgan Aundrea Michelle Murphy Autumn Lauvern Murphy David Ryan Nelson

Kara Ann Newton Charles Damian Nicely Natawni Rhiana Nichols Justin Martin Nicley Kendra Alexis Oliver Jonathan Michael Outen Cody Phillip Overholt Joshua Lee Owens James Brandon Parrish Brittany Nicole Patterson Jerome R. Pochik Kyria Idarmis Rivera Cortney Kay Roark Haley Rene Rodgers Stephanie Ann Roper Nicole Rayne Sampson Molly Leighanna Sanders Johnny Cleo Sands Tabitha Lynn Seal Howard Auther Segal James Aaron Segal Joshua Allen Sexton Seth F. Shelton Amber Faith Shropshire Taylor Ashley Simpson Nicholas Blaine Sims Adam Blake Smith Colton Tanner Smith Kara Brooke Smith Kayla Danielle Smith

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TOWN HALL MEETING fIGHTING RISING DRUG USE June 16 • 6:30pm Union County High School ght in comA secret battle is being fou battle of munities all over the US, a oblem most good versus evil. It is a pr r, we are not of us are aware of, howeve aware of the severity.

ing “Union County has a grow m” prescription dr ug proble stated Sheriff Earl Loy, Jr. at a recent viewing of “Appalachian Dawn”

is a movie documenting the problems of Manchester, KY. Manchester is a small town similar to Maynardville. On the surface it appears to be a quiet little country town. However,underneath there is a sinister darkness overtaking the lives of people in the community. The movie documents these problems and then shows the path that area churches took to rid the town of corruption at every government level and in turn all but stopping the drug problems in this small Kentucky community.

Doug Abner, a pastor in Manchester, was asked what did you do to get rid of this problem? He said

“We let God take control” The churches in the area began praying together. There were pastors there from every denomination. Abner said “There were Methodist holding the hands of Baptist and Baptist holding the hands of a Church of God member.” The local pastors would meet and have prayer for the county. They asked God to expose corrupt officials and to help remove drug dealers from the community. Despite threats from unhappy officials and drug dealers the Christian community carried on and eventually had a march through the center of Manchester of approximately 5,000 people. The crowd was made up of area churches and people who’s lives had been effected by drug use.

Now is the opportunity for Union Countians to take a stand and make a difference! All area pastors and anyone who is effected by this life threatening problem are strongly encouraged to attend and be part of a change to take back our community from the Satanic influence. It is time to decide which side we are on.

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UT Extension plans farmer education programs UT’s agriculture department will host the annual Beef and Forage Field Day starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at the East Tennessee Ag Research and Education Center near Knoxville, 4341 UT Farm Road, Louisville. There will be a trade show, speakers and demonstrations on a variety of topics. Attorney Anne McKinney will address family planning for farm succession and future generations. Cattle farmer and RFDTV host Todd McCartney will give a cattle handling demonstration. Several UT experts will address many topics, including Angus herd management, selling timber and more. The event is free, but registration is required by June 3. Info or to register: 9928038 or 974-7201.

Assistant principal Melanie Satterfield gets a boost from Dale Heidenreich of WBIR as Charles Williams, Tommy Shoffner, Gary Chandler and Mike Wallace prepare for the tip off. Photos by C. Taylor

Heartbreakers get heartbroken By Cindy Taylor The WBIR Heartbreakers basketball team was kind enough to join the Horace Maynard Middle School faculty in a fundraiser game May 17. Dale Heidenreich brought seven players to compete. “I graduated from here when this was a high school,” said Heidenreich, an engineer at WBIR. “We love coming out here. We’re not here to compete. Just to have fun with the kids.” John Heifner came to play for WBIR but also graduated from Horace Maynard High School. Principal Josh Williams gave a gracious thank you to Channel 10. “I would like to thank the Channel 10 Heartbreakers for coming to our school and playing a fun game,” said Williams. “Our teachers had a lot of fun and I hope they (WBIR) had fun also. I know the students enjoyed the game, and it was a great opportunity to let our students see teachers in a different light.” Horace Maynard faculty came away

School system seeks surplus proposals Union County Public Schools recently declared seven 960-square-foot portable buildings located at Maynardville Elementary School and two standard size storage buildings at Union County High School surplus. Anyone interested in purchasing or removing surplus buildings should submit proposals to Union County Board of Education by 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 31. Info: 368-7682.

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Scott Turner successfully practiced CPR with Shane Rose, who stretched too far prior to the game.

with the win by four points with a final score of 113-109 and raised more than $460 for the school.

Union County High School will host a baseball skills camp for players in kindergarten through the 8th grade, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 20-23, at the Union County High School baseball and softball fields. Cost is $60 per camper or $50 per child for a family. The camp is limited to 45 campers. Info: Drew Richardson, 259-1479.

Paulette faculty revealed Paulette Elementary School principal Jason Bailey recently announced the faculty for the new school. They are: Preschool: Julia Gibbs. Kindergarten: Natalie Gideon, Kim Goforth, Joey Pelleaux. First grade: Mary Effler, Crystal Shelton, Kerrie Scruggs. Second grade: Jamie Jones, Cora Miller, Jessica Seiber. Third grade: Michelle Branscomb, language arts and social studies; Heather Hayes, math; Nicole Shoffner, reading.

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Career Service Day upcoming The Union County Vocational Rehabilitation Office, 115 Wilson Lane, will host Union County Career Service Day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 2. All are invited to come for job search assistance, resume building and interview tips. For an appointment, call 992-1756.

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The Union County Adult Education Center will be giving the GED exam June 20 and 21. The test will begin each day at 4 p.m. and will be paid for by the center. The state requires each individual be given a pretest before the official GED. The pretest takes approximately two hours and should be taken two weeks prior to taking the GED. Appointments can be made for the pretest by calling Melissa Carter at 992-0805. The office also has a representative, Vickie Thal from UT, who will help fill out the financial aid forms and offer career advice. Thal is at the center on Tuesdays and is available by appointment by calling the number above.

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Union County High School will host a summer basketball camp for boys June 13-16. Grades 2-5 will meet 9 a.m. to noon. Grades 6-9 will meet 1-4 p.m. Cost is $60 per player. Camp schedule will include station work, three-onthree and five-on-five games, daily competitions and an awards program June 16. Info: 368-7682 or 640-3114.

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Fourth grade: Connie Frazer, math; Stephanie Haynes, reading; Kim Smith, language arts and social studies. Fifth grade: Jocelyn Hyde, reading; Tracy Keck, language arts and social studies; Melinda Ross, math. Special education: Melody Johnson, Lisa Marrow, Julia Stevens. Related arts: Martha Brown, STEM; Robert McKenzie, music on rotation with Maynardville Elementary; Lorilei Potter, physical education. Title I teacher: Christy Cox.

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A-10 • MAY 28, 2011 • UNION COUNTY SHOPPER-NEWS

The Land of Make-Believe It was Mr. Rogers who first told most of the folks my age that playing pretend is important. Now that Daniel is making up stories and acting things out with his toys, I wish Fred was still with us, to change into a cardigan and talk about the Land of Make-Believe. It’s hard for us grown-ups to detach from reality and just play like kids. I’ve been observing Daniel’s burgeoning pretend play for a while now. He talks to and talks for his toys, and those conversations never fail to bring a smile to my face. I love the way he mixes genres. There are no boundaries to his play. His fire truck and firefighter will pay a visit to his zoo playset, or Woody from “Toy Story” will pop over to the roundhouse to say hi to Thomas

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moms101 the Tank Engine. While Daniel does have action figures, and sometimes he makes them fight, that boy-type play can turn sweet. Take, for example, the time I found him playing with Batman and Anakin Skywalker. They fought for a minute, then Batman hugged Anakin, said sorry and kissed his “boo-boo” to make it feel better. As an adult, it’s been hard to inject myself into these

stories, but I think I may have finally gotten the hang of it. The other night, right before Daniel’s bedtime, Zac and I were having a tough time getting the kiddo pointed in the direction of bed. He wanted to ride his big, stuffed dragon George around the house instead of going potty and brushing teeth. Time for a mommy stroke of genius. “Buddy, I think the dragon wants to go potty, too!” I chirped. I scooped the dragon up and said in my best growly voice, “I need to go to the potty.” Daniel ran into the bathroom and lifted the lid to his potty seat. “I think I need the big potty. You sit on the little

4-H wins competitions, cleans up at Big Ridge Many Union County 4-H’ers competed in the annual multicounty achievement day in May. Counties included were Union, Knox, Cocke, Grainger, Blount, Sevier, Jefferson, Claiborne and Hamblen. Taking home the Premier Exhibitor award for placing second for his portfolio and first interactive exhibit was 8th grader Martin Dickey. Placing first for her interactive exhibit and third for her portfolio was 8th grader Mary Morgan, and placing third for interactive exhibit was 6th grader Emmaline Perry. Regional Clover Bowl Competitions were held May 11 at UT. Union County 4-H was well represented with teams from 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Support

Mary Morgan, Martin Dickey, ranger Scott Ferguson and Jim Morgan participate in the 4-H cleanup at Big Ridge State Park. Photo submitted

from teachers and families of Clover Bowl participants was appreciated, as many showed up to cheer. Fourth graders Aimee Lefeers, Brant Rainwter, Dalton Berry and Makenna

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potty, Daniel,” said the dragon. Yes, the dragon did sit on the potty, but I couldn’t bring myself to make sound effects. Daniel companionably sat on the potty, too. “Time to brush teeth,” said the dragon. “You use your toothbrush, and Mommy will brush mine.” Daniel happily brushed his teeth as I brushed the dragon’s. George the Dragon joined in story time and even kissed Daniel goodnight. Zac said George sounds a bit too much like Jamie from “Mythbusters,” but I’m proud of my mad pretend skills. Henrietta Pussycat, eat your heart out. Contact Shannon Carey at shannon@ ShopperNewsNow.com.

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Hayston Scott Henry celebrated his second birthday May 5 with a Hot Wheels party with family and friends. Parents are Scott and Becky Henry of Maynardville. Hayston has a brother, Justin. Grandparents are Stanley and Linda Smith of Maynardville and Paul and Georgie England of Knoxville.

Roark made it to semifinals, TENNderCare and the 6th grade team fin- available for children ished second overall. The TENNderCare Smoky Mountain 4-Hers program wants babies, also participated in a serchildren, teens and young vice project at Big Ridge adults to get the health State Park. care they need. Good health begins at birth, so it’s important to “Check In, Check Up and Check Back” with your doctor

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Principal Sonya Saylor recently announced Luttrell Elementary School’s science fair winners. In kindergarten, first place went to Johnnie Williams, second place was Jacob Bailey and Michael Keck came in third. In 1st grade, first place winner was Sam Vincent, second place was Nolan Faust and Beth Bailey’s class came in third. In 2nd grade, Ethan Corum came in first, second place went to Ashlyn

every year. The program continues to increase the rate of children receiving health care services every year. Call today to set up a TENNderCare visit with your doctor or go to the Union County Health Department. Your health plan will help. Info: 1-866-311-4287 or www. tennessee.gov/tenncare/ tenndercare.

Cancer support group to meet The Union County Cancer Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. every third Thursday at Fellowship Christian Church. Info: Debbie, 659-1052.

Summer camp at AMSE The American Museum of Science and Energy will host Science Explorer Camp 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 6-10, and June 13-17, at Freels Bend Cabin in Oak Ridge. Explorations will include insects, habitats, water, weather and more. Cost per week is $175 for AMSE members, $190 for nonmembers. Info: www.amse.org.

Contact Humane Society for lost pets The Union County Humane Society asks that pet

Walker and third place was Kayla Faulkner. In 3rd grade, Bradlee Patterson won first place, Chelsey Jones came in second and Susannah Wilson was third. In 4th grade, Kayla Patterson won first place, second place went to Miranda Burnett and Blake Mink was third. Fifth grade winners were Nick Merritt, Cadie Chapell and Taylor Dominion.

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.

‘Little Bitty Quilt Show’ The Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris will host a “Little Bitty Quilt Show” throughout July with the theme “Summer Fun.” The maximum size of quilts that will be accepted is 24 inches on the longest side. Submitted quilts, entry fees and $5 per quilt must be turned in by Monday, June 20. Ribbons will be given including one for Best of Show. Info: 494-9854 or visit www. appalachianarts.net.

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Red, white and blue equals ‘pink’ Cheerios adopt pink flamingos

■ The Cupp Reunion (family and friends of P.H. “Hurb” and Martha Cupp) will hold a reunion 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Fountain City Lions Club Building at Fountain City Park. Bring a covered dish and a 2-liter drink. Bring memorabilia to share. Info: Brenda Clabough Smith, 748-1658, or Jimmy Cupp, 423-626-3643.

By Cindy Taylor Beginning June 1, don’t be surprised if you look out your front window and a new piece of yard art is adorning your lawn. The Union County High School Patriot Cheerleaders were so successful in last year’s Pink Flamingo fundraiser that they decided to do it again this year for the newly formed 2011-2012 squad. Some Cheerios are returning from last year, but many are new members. Every pink flamingo will have a card with a phone number. If you are fortunate enough to find a pink flamingo in your yard, call the number, and for a $15 donation the cheerleaders will remove the flamingo. For a $20 donation, you can choose the next victim of the flamingo flocking. This reporter thinks it would be fun to request a cheer from the team for an additional dollar donation. The team hopes that this fundraiser will be fun for the community while raising money to buy needed uniforms and pay for upcoming competition fees.

Classes at the Craft Center The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is located at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 near Norris. You must preregister and pay for all classes in advance. Info or to register: www. appalachianarts.net or 4949854. ■ Creative Mosaics, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11, with Andy Whitaker. Bring a lunch and wear clothes that can get messy. Registration deadline June 3. Cost: $50 for members; $60 for nonmembers, plus $20 for materials paid to the teacher at the class. All Levels.

■ Horace Maynard High School Class of 1971 is planning its 40year reunion. Those who would like to help get things started are encouraged to contact Donna Bailey Jones, 992-1555 or ucar1@bellsough.net, or Vickie Eastridge Keck, 910-580-4843.

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Some members of the Union County High School cheer squad get their pink flamingos ready to fly. They are: (front) Madelynn Cooper, Cassidy Sands, Sydney Myers; (second row) Caitlyn Carroll, MaKenzie Dyer; (third row) Ali Patterson, Taylor Buckner, Tori Bartman, Crissy Bradshaw; (back) Kaycee Roark, Haley Brooks, Leslie Beeler, Preslee Pittman and Savannah Claybough. Photo by C. Taylor

If you do not want to participate in the fun, you can call the number and the cheerleaders will just pick up the flamingo and move it to another yard. They are also holding a fundraiser rummage sale 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, in the side parking lot at the high school. If you have any questions

about these fundraisers or would like to make a donation, contact coach Roxanne Patterson at 246-9113. “Last year, the community made this a very successful fundraiser for the team and we appreciate your continued support,” said Patterson. Let the flocking and fun begin!

■ Kids Craft Camp, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 1317, directed by long-time teacher Sheri Burns. For children aged 7-12. Bring a healthy lunch (no caffeine and low sugar), and wear clothes that can get messy. Held at the Norris Community Building. Registration deadline June 8. Cost: $85 per child (materials included). Some scholarships available. Call for more information. ■ Sampler Craft Camp (For grownups!), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 15-16, with Craft Center Members. This is a minicamp for adults who wish

they could go to summer camp too! Bring a lunch. Registration deadline June 10. Cost: $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers, which includes all materials. All Levels. ■ Pottery For Kids, with York Haverkamp and Alison Greenhouse. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 5, 6, and 7, and Wednesday, July 13, 9 a.m. to noon for kids 6 to 10; 2-5 p.m. for kids 11 and up. Students will have to come back between July 25 and Aug. 5 to pick up their projects after firing. Registration deadline July 1. Cost: $95, which includes all materials. Beginning.

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