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IN THIS ISSUE

‘Aunt Lorena’

Editor Sandra Clark claims kinship with Lorena DeVault and wishes her a most happy 92nd birthday. It was a slow week in “gov.” See Sandra’s column on page 4

Ailor Gap Historian Bonnie Peters launches a series on “place names” with a look back at Ailor Gap and the old Ailor Grist Mill. See her story on page 4

HMMS girls win district tourney Back-to-back district championships for the Horace Maynard Middle School girls basketball team – a feat not easily achieved. Read Cindy Taylor’s interview with coach Gary Chandler.

See story on page 7

Softball signings Coach Lance Lay is a happy man. He’s already had three softball players sign college scholarships and the season hasn’t even started.

See story on page 3

Old Vols hang together Marvin West looks for good things to say about Tennessee football: “I keep going back to old Volunteers. They do not disappoint. “Through the years, they keep caring about each other. They hang together like lodge brothers. In sad times, including those that end in heartbreak, they pick each other up as they once did on the field. When it is party time, even with gimpy knees, they can roll back the rug and do the twostep like you wouldn’t believe.

See Marvin’s story on page 5

NEIGHBORHOOD BUZZ

County historian publishes 8th book Bonnie Peters has done it again, for the eighth time. Her latest book, “Tales from the Hills and Hollows of East Tennessee,” has just arrived from the printer. It is a compilation of chosen articles from the past seven years of her columns in the Shopper-News. “My motivation for this book was the many calls I get requesting reprints of columns, mostly from people who are descended from those mentioned in the historical pieces,” says Peters. “Tales” contains a varied mix of legends, murders, a hanging, lots of history, current events and even some old-time recipes. A “wholesale poisoning” by lemonade in 1902 fortunately didn’t kill anyone. Famous musicians from the late Chet Atkins to the young Sarah Morgan make appearances. Did you know silkworms were grown in Union County? And, in a certain phase of the silkworm life cycle, if a cat ate the worms (they loved them) that it killed them? Fascinating stuff, all in short pieces. At a young 70-plus years of age, Bonnie Heiskell Peters has a lot going on. In addition to writing for this newspaper, she is a board member of Preservation Union County, working with the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance. The group’s current focus is restoring the Oak Grove School in Sharps Chapel. She is president of the Inskip Lions Club, which recently helped form the Union County Lions Club. She serves on the Records Commission for Knox and Union counties, helping both local governments comply with regulations to care for county records. This task is getting more and more difficult with the changing face of information media. She explains, “We are concerned about the longevity of digital information. We know paper with pencil writing can last hundreds of years, and that paper with ballpoint writ-

Bonnie Heiskell Peters at home with a copy of “Tales from the Hills and Hollows of East Tennessee.” Photo by Libby Morgan

ing is comparably short-lived. “We do not know how long a CD or a DVD will be readable, or even what device will read them decades from now. Courts are moving toward being completely paperless, so we will need that information stored in a secure method, where it will be accessible forever.” Bonnie, now retired, had a 25year career at TVA in various positions of management and administration. Her family, the Heiskells, immigrated to the region in the 1700s, and landed in what is now north Knox County to found Heiskell Station. Her great grandfather, George Heiskell, moved from Heiskell to Beard Valley, well before Union County was formed. Her 12 siblings, a his/hers and ours bunch, grew up there, and their offspring are all

over the country. The eldest sibling was the late Roscoe Heiskell, born just after the turn of the century. Thirty-two years later, Bonnie was the last one born. She had nephews and nieces older than she. Bonnie and her late husband, Sam Peters, have one daughter, Sheri Hensley, currently on medical leave from her position as countywide guidance counselor in Union County. Bonnie’s other books are “Early Heiskells and Hyskells in America,” “History of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church,” “Union County Schoolday Memories,” and “History of Hansard Chapel Methodist Church.” She co-authored with the late Winnie Palmer McDonald, “Our Union County Families” and “Union County Faces of War.”

Bonnie’s new book is available for $20 at: ■ Okie’s in Maynardville ■ Home Federal in Fountain City ■ Museum of Appalachia in Norris ■ Museum of East Tennessee History ■ From the author at bhpeters@ att.net

Husband Sam was co-author for “Mark Monroe: An East Tennessee Pioneer.” There are a few copies of each of these books available from Bonnie’s dwindling stock. The print run of “Tales” is limited, so get it while you can.

sic in more ways than one. Every Monday at 7 p.m., weather permitting, Ostrom meets with other musicians and friends at the Paulette Fire Department for a jam session. She started the sessions in 2007 as a way to raise funds for the all-volunteer department. Some folks come for the music but the coconut and chocolate pies pull others in. There is always food, fun and picking, and all donations stay with the fire department. “Jam sessions are the best way to practice and learn,” said Ostrom. “This is something I can do for my community without driving so far to jam.” Ostrom plays guitar and mandolin, writes her own songs and has produced three CDs. She conwith a special quilted cover. Photo by siders her music “Appalachian” in style and is a porch musician at the Museum of Appalachia, where accomplished performer. She she plays seven to eight days per can often be found at the Arts month April through December. Art and music by Carol Ostrom Center in Union County jamming can be purchased at the Union with fellow musicians. Ostrom puts her heart into mu- County Arts Center.

Sewing and singing

Historical Society to meet Betsy Stowers Frazier, a Union County resident, will speak at the Union County Historical Society Museum and Library in Maynardville at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. She will have copies of her new book, “Can You See God” and will autograph copies. Info: 992-2136 or 687-1021.

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By Cindy Taylor Carol Ostrom has always enjoyed sewing. She began quilting as a creative outlet after she had her first child and is self-taught. She usually designs her own pieces and has added guitar cozies, placemats and shelf liners to the wide array of patterns she can sew into quilted items. Ostrom has made hundreds of quilts over 40 years. Her house is full of them and she has given many to her family as well. “If I was going to keep making them I had to start selling them,” she said. She has made quilts by hand and machine from bed size to small mats. She said her favorite patterns call for 1/2- to 1-inch fabric scraps. “Designing is my favorite part of quilting,” said Ostrom. “I especially love working with color combinations in scrap quilting.

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There is a challenge in putting together patterns and colors to make a harmonious quilt top.” Speaking of harmony, Ostrom is also a singer, songwriter and

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NEWS FROM UNION COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Union County on the Web: Go there now U i County Union C Chamber of Commerce 1001 Main Street Maynardville, TN 37807 865-992-2811 www.comeherecomehome.com

Union County is an interesting place to visit, especially on the Internet, where everyone has the opportunity to engage. The Chamber website’s warm and fuzzy name, “Come here, come home…” or, officially, comeherecomehome.com, is chock full of everything about the county. A calendar on the site allows submission of info for an event. More Union Countians should help fill up the calendar.

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2013 Board Members

The Facebook page for the county currently has only a couple of dozen “Likes.” Like and share to show your county spirit at the Facebook page named “Union County, Tennessee.”

■ Tonya Atkins, A&B Bookkeeping ■ Jeff Cooper, Clayton Manufacturing ■ Tammy Hobock, New South Credit Union ■ Scott Inklebarger, Food City ■ Johnny Merritt, City of Luttrell mayor ■ Jack Rhyne, City of Maynardville ■ Kay Jones, City of Plainview ■ Tom Lammers, president, Hickory Pointe Homeowners ■ Janet McCracken, UC Humane Society ■ Rebecca Mills, Willow Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center ■ James Mulkey,  Revival Vision Church of God ■ Susan Oaks, UC Schools ■ Shannon Perrin, UT Extension Office ■ Debbie Perry, Carmeuse ■ Darlene Wine, State Farm Insurance ■ Mike Williams, Union County mayor

Attract business Economic and community development sites are designed specifically to get the attention of businesses which might land in a place where the scenery is gorgeous and the labor force is willing and able. Union County’s is at unioncountytnecd.org.

Invite visitors A couple of websites built for attracting vacationers include links to Union County businesses and events. One is easttnvacations.com. Another is tnvacation.com. The Chamber encourages all tourism-related businesses to participate in these websites.

The Rev. Jim Mulkey and wife, Lanelle

Q&A with board member Jim Mulkey What issues that the Chamber can address are most important to you?

My plan initially is to get acquainted with things alTalk lake ready in motion and see how I can help there. Long-term, Everyone who has an economic stake in the lake seems I would like for our county to be on norrislakemarinas.com. The blog portion of the to create/obtain more emsite is cleverly named “Water Blogged.” ployment, look for ways to provide recreation and clean Connect with neighbors fun for youth, and also look at ways we can make our Mary Johnson, a resident of Sharps Chapel, keeps up county look more appealing a friendly informative site, sharpschapelliving.com. Her for tourism and businessnatural curiosity and zest for life is apparent in her blog. es. But whatever we decide as a board I want to support Brag on Union County that best way I can. I represent nonprofit entities. National Geographic has built a “Geotourism Mapguide: A travel guide to the places most respected and Please tell us about yourself. recommended by locals,” where you can brag about Union I was born and lived most County. Go to tennesseerivervalleygeotourism.org. of my life in the Newport Some of Union County’s Internet presence is free, but News and Hampton areas of the Chamber budget allows for website development, Virginia and lived 12 years hosting and participation fees for several sites, paid in South Carolina. I spent almainly from the hotel-motel tax and Chamber member- most seven years in the U.S. ship dues. Navy active and another five

years in the Reserves. I obtained a B.S. Degree from Lee University and a master’s in Counseling from our theological seminary and have continued on and currently hold a Master of Divinity (MDiv) Equivalency in Chaplaincy. I am waiting a couple of years to see if I want to start my Doctorate of Ministry (DMin) or not. We came to Maynardville in 2004 as pastor of Revival Vision Church of God which I enjoy in a full-time capacity. Our church purchased seven acres of land and built a 10,000 square foot church that was dedicated in September. I have one son, Todd, who graduated from Union County High and is currently at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. My wife and I took into our home two teens who also graduated from UCHS and

are now in their second year of college. Our church is supporting our community in several areas. One of the main support ministries we provide is through Celebrate Recovery which helps alcoholics, addicts and others get free of addictions, pain and suffering. Our church desires to be a great community asset, and we host several civic groups that meet there monthly. We also help in jail and have a nursing home ministry here as well.

Anything else about the Chamber you’d like to comment on?

I look forward to serving our community in this arena. I am thankful to receive this honor and promise to do whatever I can do to help our community move forward.

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Softball standouts ink scholarships Casey Bryan signs to play softball for Lindsey Wilson College. Pictured are (seated) LW coach Ashley McCool, Casey Bryan, dad Robert Bryan; (standing) UCHS coach Lance Lay, mom Mary Bryan and UCHS assistant coach Rowland Roark. Photos by S. Clark

Aurora Bull discusses light values of paint with Sonji Bennett at one of her weekly classes at the Fountain City Art Center. Photo by Libby Morgan

February’s featured artist By Sandra Clark Lance Lay had reason to celebrate as two of his softball players signed scholarships on Wednesday. Casey Bryan (pitcher) and Bailey Mize (catcher) will play for coach Ashley McCool at Lindsey Wilson College, a 4-year liberal arts school in Columbia, Ky. Already Kelly Cooper has signed with Roane State and Lay expects another player to sign soon. And why is he smiling? All of these players will be back this spring on the UCHS softball team. It could be a mighty good year. “We finished 36-8 last year and had a good regional,” Lay said. “If Casey stays on pace she will reach 1,000 strikeouts this year. Bailey batted .567 last year with 57 RBI. “Both Casey and Bailey are exceptional kids who work hard at school and on their own. They deserve everything that’s about to happen today.” Coach McCool gave effusive praise, predicting the two could start as freshmen. “Just from knowing

By Libby Morgan The Union County Arts Cooperative’s Artist of the Month is Aurora Harrison Bull. She has been painting fine art her whole life and in Union County for almost 30 years, and has won numerous awards and honors with her East Tennessee landscapes, portraits of people and animals, and her very popular small pieces of country scenes. Aurora’s paintings hang in numerous corporate and private collections all over the world. She teaches in her home studio in Hickory Valley, at the Fountain City Art Center, and occasionally en

Bailey Mize signs to play softball for Lindsey Wilson College. Seated are Bailey and her mom, Amy Mize; standing are LW coach Ashley McCool, Bailey’s dad, Grant Mize, and her sister, Summer Mize. each other so long, they can be a strong battery for our team.” Lay said the two have played together since age 11. McCool is in her fourth

year at Lindsey Wilson. She got her 100th win last season as the team went 47-13. The record was 47-8 the previous year and 47-12 the year before that. “We need to move

Savanna Gerber, Emily Jones, Lexus Matthews, NaKendra Thomas, Madison than Mitchell, Alyssa Riggs; 3rd grade, all A’s and Wyrick; 2nd grade, all A’s – B’s – Ryan Butler, Aaron Grace Atkins, Mariah Hens- Clapp, Ashtan Collins, Abby ley, Emma Hurst, Beth Hut- Dunn, Katelyn Harrell, Sarah ton, Kendra Thomas, Delaney Herrmann, Faith Hughett, Kelly Hunter, Kaitlyn JohnWeaver, Johnnie Williams; 2nd grade, all A’s and son, Bryan Ochoa, Alyssa B’s – Cade Ailor, Jacob Bai- Sluder, Amanda Tharp, Melley, Taylin Bailey, Emily Co- anie Tharp, Tala Thomas, rum, Mattison Hancock, Bri- Hannah Wood, Madison onna Huck, Wyatt Kitts, Patrick Middleton, Cailey Mills, Dylan Price, Nathan Ritter, Arianna Shirey; 3rd grade, all A’s – Austin Acuff, Gracie Brady, Derek Davis, Mikayla Deloach,

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Ailor Gap: from the beginning

Place names are very much a part of our history. Ailor Gap is the first in a series of place names ima discussion of budget portant to our understandamendments and an invoice ing of where our ancestors from Knoxville architect settled. Michael Brady by Director of Schools Wayne Goforth. Upcoming school trips:

This and that It’s been a wild and woolly week at the Shopper. At least that’s my story.

■ UCHS — 35 students to HOSA competition in Nashville, March 4-6, (Sponsors: Beth Edmondson, Leslee Moore and Debbie Sharp)

Sandra Clark I ran into an old friend, Jim King, at the high school. Says he’s the attendance officer and has been for three years. It’s tough to see Jim as anything but everybody’s friend. Rather than point the way, he escorted me to the band room where he told director Rodney Brown to “not believe a thing she’s says ... about me.” And Brown responded: “Jim, I don’t believe a thing you say about you.” Hey, ahead is a big week for government groupies. Union County Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the Courthouse. Agenda items include a discussion initiated by Highway Superintendent David Cox seeking county aid in buying equipment. School board’s Budget and Finance committee will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the board’s conference room. At least that’s what the agenda says. Hey, it’s Valentine’s Day, fellows! School board will meet 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Union County High School for the workshop and regular monthly meeting. Agenda items include a request by Dennis Nicely to address the board, and

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■ UCHS — 12 students to FFA state convention in Gatlinburg March 24-27, (Sponsors: Linda Baxter, John Fugate and Matt McGinnis)

In early U.S. history as restless pioneers began moving westward, they explored the breaks between mountains and ridges for trails. These breaks are known as gaps. It was much easier to move around the ridge than to maneuver a wagon, buggy or just a horse around the trees, rocks and streams along the ridges. Early writings that form our history refer to Samuel Sharp relocating from North Carolina to Flat Creek (a Union County place name) at what is now Union County, Tenn. James Ailor was among those who came with Samuel Sharp and, after living with Mr. Sharp for some years, he settled in what we now know as Ailor Gap. The “gap” was the break in Comb Ridge. Named for the Ailor family, Ailor Gap is a place name in Union County and in particular in Civil War history in East Tennessee. As far as we know, James Ailor was the first settler in the Ailor Gap area, which runs from Tazewell Pike at Plainview to State Highway 33 at Maynardville. Civil War records document troop movements between Blaine’s Crossroad and Cumberland Gap.

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A part or parts of this Ailor trail was or became what is also known as the old Jacksboro Road that ran from Emory Road to Jacksboro, Tenn. I have tried without success to find an early map showing the old Jacksboro Road across Union County. The pieces of the old road bed still visible show so many meanders that those who used it were somewhat like the children of Israel wandering in the wilderness! As road work became a legal requirement of those males living along these trails, the trails were widened to wagon roads and in some places paved with fieldstones. This particular trail became Ailor Gap Road.

Along Bull Run Creek near the old Union Church building, James Ailor built a grist mill and became a local miller. The mill ground both corn and wheat; the miller charged a fee or “toll” – maybe a gallon of meal or flour per bushel – in payment. The mill also served as a meeting place for the locals to learn the latest news as they waited for their corn or flour to be ground. I found in the 1880 Census that the mill was passed on to James and Sarah “Sally” Sharp Ailor’s son, Samuel (1810 1883). Ownership of Ailor Mill then passed to Samuel and Sally Warwick Ailor’s son, Nicholas Ailor (1834-1913). Although Nicholas owned

the mill for some years, it is believe that someone else was the miller. Nicholas Ailor became a lawyer and served as an early county judge of Union County. I have not traced the lineage of Ailor Mill beyond Nicholas; however, the mill was passed down and operated by members of the Ailor family until about 1940. It no longer exists and may have been torn down to widen the road when it was first paved. Thanks to Phyllis Ailor George and Judy Graves Sexton for their Ailor family history. If readers have knowledge of early place names, please call me at 865-687-3742 or e-mail me at bhpeters@att.net. I would be most grateful.

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“Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and Fr. Steve Pawelk the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.” (LK 7:1-2) Some folks are quick to judge others. Sometimes the adjectives and names used to describe others that have been judged negatively are rude and crude. Another challenge of small town and rural areas is that we judge people based on their families and family history. That too, is not wise. Jesus warns us to be careful about such decisions. A couple of old sayings I was taught are “hate the sin, but love the sinner” and “judge the deed but not the doer”. These continue to be wise sayings that represent the spirit of Jesus Christ’s own words. People sin and do stupid things for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is weakness, sometimes it is selfishness, sometimes it is a failure to control one’s pleasure drives … yet bad

deeds and sinful actions do not have to define who we are in God’s design. After all, we each need to remember these words, “If we say, “we are without sin,” we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we acknowledge our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing. If we say, “We have not sinned, “ we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (I John 1:8-10) So all of us are humbled by our humanity and lifted up by God’s grace. Therefore who are we to judge the character or soul of any other person? We are all sinners, but we are also all children of God. Therefore, judgment is best left to God and God alone. Yet, we can help one another with corrections about what is wrong and what behaviors place one in danger of hell, that is, if we truly love one another as Christ loves us. May the waters of Christ’s unconditional love beyond judgment find you today. Fr. Steve Pawelk, Pastor Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Mission, 4365 Maynardville Hwy. 992-7222.


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Search for something good In my continuous search for good things to say about Tennessee football, I keep going back to old Volunteers. They do not disappoint. Through the years, they keep caring about each other. They hang together like lodge brothers. In sad times, including those that end in heartbreak, they pick each other up as they once did on the field. When it is party time, even with gimpy knees, they can roll back the rug and do the two-step like you wouldn’t believe. Dozens of ol’ Vols and a few former coaches were at the celebration of Nick Showalter’s life a few

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months ago. They lined up in support of former line coach Ray Trail when his and Sandy’s daughter died. Robbie Franklin rallied old teammates when fullback Stan Mitchell was ill and led the delegation to Sparta at the end. Forty-one years after Walter Chadwick’s tailback body was battered and broken by a heavy money truck that crossed the yellow line

To double day For thou wilt light my candle; The Lord, my God, will enlighten my darkness. (Psalm 18: 28 KJV)

To double day and cut in half the dark…. (“A Young Birch,” Robert Frost) I love candles – all kinds of candles. I have big candles and little candles and elegant candles and pillar candles and tea light candles and birthday candles and

homemade candles. I even have a tiny travel candleholder, with a tea light in it, that stays packed in my overnight bag. I may be the only nonsmoker in the world who al-

and ran over his Volkswagen bug, several old Vols remain in his Wednesday lunch bunch. They do not miss a birthday or holidays or any other excuse to gather and retell tall tales. They are faithful friends. Steve Kiner has never let go. You don’t hear about it but if Walter needs something, former coach Bill Battle is often first to send a check. Walter gives back inspiration. He lives at Regency House in the Atlanta area. Back in October, he noticed how beautiful the leaves were, especially the bright yellows and oranges. His comment: “We serve a wonder-working God.”

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ways has a box of matches in her purse. I was grown before I discovered the magic, the mystery, the sensory pleasure of one solitary candle. There were always candles on birthday cakes at my house, and candles on the dinner table at Christmas. But it was as an adult that I

Former fullback Richard Pickens has more than a fair share of Lou Gehrig’s disease and short-term memory problems. Former teammate Jim McDonald manages his finances. Dick Williams has been a steady supporter. Dewey Warren is always good for some great yarns. Charles Rosenfelder and Bill Young took Pick to Buddy’s Bar-b-q the other Sunday after church. Franklin, Mack Gentry, Bobby Gratz and Reg Jellicorse were with him at Texas Roadhouse the day he knocked his plate off the table and made a steakand-baked-potato mess. Pickens said he sure was glad it wasn’t his ice cream that went down. Even the clean-up crew laughed and the restaurant

was quick with another plate. Bubba Wyche returned to Neyland Stadium last season for the first time in a long time. He has health problems (vertebra issues, blood disorder, breathing troubles and entirely too much pain). His left leg has not taken kindly to 11 knee operations. Wyche, you may recall, was the third-string quarterback who managed that delightful victory over Bear Bryant’s Alabama in Birmingham in 1967. Yes, that was the afternoon Albert Dorsey made allAmerican and Sports Illustrated responded with a big spread. Wyche’s return to UT turned into a celebration. There was a surprise pregame ceremony in the Lauricella Center. Years ago, a fan gave

quarterback Bobby Scott a print of an Alexander Dumas painting that featured Tennessee’s No. 18. It wasn’t Bobby. He wore 17. “What’s more, I’m better looking than that,” quipped Scott. It was Bubba in the spotlight but nobody told him. Mike Price and Jerry Holloway had the artwork framed. They presented it to Wyche. Emotional remarks included what I thought was admiration of toughness, deep appreciation for terrific times past and even brotherly love. Two or three people got something in their eyes. I made myself a note so I wouldn’t forget: There really is something to this “Vol for life” stuff.

realized that candlelight is kind and soft and mysterious. It was in church that I learned that candles are one of the ways in which we pray. The flame reaches toward heaven, much as our hearts yearn for the heart of God. The smoke rises like our prayers, and carries our hopes and fears and confessions. Nowadays, I keep a burning candle on the table in my office. Sometimes the candle is scented, sometimes not. Sometimes it is small, sometimes large. But it is always there.

Because it is a constant, I am not always aware of its fragrance. When a colleague or one of our neighbors walks into my office, however, they frequently comment on the scent. And when someone asks me to keep them in my prayers, I usually respond, “The candle is burning and prayers ascend.” It serves its true purpose, you see, as a reminder. It reminds me that there is power beyond this earth, power that I can tap into, but not control. I am careful with the flame, aware that even in its warmth and

beauty and grace, it has the power to burn and destroy. It reminds me of all the prayers around the world, of all the little altars everywhere, of all the supplicants who cry out to God in agonizing despair, or in astonished joy. It reminds me of my own sinfulness, and nudges me to repent. It offers me comfort, solace, encouragement. Most of all, it keeps me aware of the holy, of the Holy One, of the sanctity of each and every day, and of the words of the old song, “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.”

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Are you a mom who recently moved to Union County? Or are you a long time resident of the area looking to connect with other moms and children? Join the MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club of the Maynardville area for fun, local, low cost activities and playgroups with local moms and their children. Info: Darlene, 712-4560, or Eden, 687-2469.

Union County Square Dance Club meets 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Senior Center. Info: 745-1324, or 992-3292.

Revival at Fairview Baptist Fairview Baptist Church, 974 Tater Valley Road, Luttrell, will start a revival at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, and continuing weeknights at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited.

‘Thanks’ from Luttrell seniors Luttrell seniors thank the community for attending the Barney Fife luncheon. Next up is Tommy White, musician, at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the center. Info: 216-1943.

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Wood ducks and warblers NATURE NOTES | Dr. Bob Collier January’s Noah’s Arktype floods had not yet come to the Beaver Creek bottomlands when, on Jan. 5, we put up wood duck boxes in the wetlands along my stretch of the creek. We joined a bright young lady who had crafted some excellent nest boxes as part of a Girl Scout Silver Award project. A family expedition, plus me, to find just the right places for the boxes and to put them up, brought us out on a nice mild January morning. Lest you think that we were overeager, out there all bundled up, putting up bird nest boxes in the dead of winter, let me remind you that as of now, it is only two months until April! The owls are feeding nestlings, the purple martins’ average arrival date is Feb. 12, and the tree swallows will be close behind. It’s time to be cleaning out those bluebird houses and, as we were doing, putting up more housing. There are 85 species of North American birds that

prefer or require cavities in which to hatch and raise their young. Before there were any people around, there were plenty of natural cavities, in large old trees with rotten places and holes where dead limbs had broken off. And the woodpeckers were, and still are, prime real estate developers, most of them excavating a new cavity each year for nesting, and often, a second one in the fall, for winter roosting. Then the cavity nesters lesser-equipped for excavating wood could move into the abandoned woodpecker holes. Now, with a lot of our woods giving way to subdivisions and malls, and overachieving tidy types cutting all the dead trees and snags in yards and parks, nesting cavities have become scarce. That whole situation was greatly compounded with the arrival of the alien, aggressive starlings and house sparrows. They take whichever nesting holes they want from the smaller birds, tossing out the hatch-

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just in time, and then many wildlife agencies, as well as lots of private citizens, began setting out wood duck nesting boxes such as the ones we were putting up along Beaver Creek. Fortunately, the wood ducks have rebounded. They may be our most beautiful duck. Check out that male in his breeding plumage in your bird book! Their family life is amazing, too. The females lay 1015 eggs. Then sometimes, other female wood ducks will lay their eggs in there, too, a practice called, appropriately, “dumping.” The first mama duck can end up with two or three dozen eggs! When the baby ducks all hatch, they climb out of their nest hole or box, and jump, bounce or splash depending on the nest location. If not near the water, mama duck leads them off, across golf course or busy highway, to the nearest water. The fuzzy baby ducks can swim and find their own food immediately. I have often seen a row of fluffy wood duck chicks swimming along Beaver Creek behind mama duck. It’s a really nice scene. Good news for humans: wood ducks exhibit what the ornithologists call strong nest site tenacity. They usually return to the same place to nest, year after year. So we’re hoping our Beaver Creek nest boxes will have tenants this year and next

year and on and on. We’ll keep you posted. That other water-oriented, cavity-nesting bird, the prothonotary warbler, also named the golden swamp warbler, is truly golden. They are named after certain Vatican officials who are dressed in splendid golden-yellow robes. The male warbler’s head, throat and breast light up a gloomy swamp like a ray of sunshine. I saw my first one from a canoe. The bird was making a nest in an old hollow stump by the dark, still waters of the Okefenokee Swamp, one of those instant and brief sights you never forget. Prothonotary warblers live in most of the eastern United States, mainly south of the Ohio River. They especially like willow trees, because they are usually near or in the water and have soft wood that rots quickly to provide good nest holes. I’ve heard of their nesting near the Island Home airport, and around the lake at Kingston. But my favorite place to hear their song in the spring, and usually see them, is Cove Lake State Park. The hollow willow snags standing in the water there make a perfect habitat for the golden swamp warblers. I try to go up and stand on the observation platform there at least once every spring just to get my yearly prothonotary warbler fi x. Prothonotary warblers will use human-made boxes, too. They like boxes about the size of a bluebird box, only with a smaller entrance hole, about 1 ¼ inches. This lets warblers in and keeps some (but not all) other problems out. They lay an unusually large number of eggs for a warbler, 8-10 or so. But their babies follow a more standard program and stay in the nest until they can fly. And, being out over the water, they have to get it right the first time! Maybe that’s why they lay so many eggs. Birds can really be interesting.

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The Horace Maynard Middle School varsity boys basketball team: (front) Landon Oaks, Holden Headrick, Cameron Smith, Seth Beeler, Colin Sadoff, Baron Nease, Gavin Clevenger; (back) coach Chase Buckner, Trent Cooper, Weston Griffey, Cody Grace, Austin Lay, Alec Lay, Nathan Capps, Nicholas Sharp and coach Donnie Cooper; (not pictured) Isaac Booth File Photo team and my coaching team and the effort and atti- to have had the opportunity tude they displayed this sea- to coach this group of qualstaff.” He is assisted by Leah son,” he said. “I am blessed ity young men.” Lewis, Chelsea Chandler and Christian Chandler.

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HMMS varsity girls basketball players are (front) Kristen Wynn, 8th grade; (second) Kelsey Mathis, Kassidy Knight, 7th grade; (third) Sabrina Boggs, Raley Smith and Kayla Flanders, 8th grade; (back) Briley Buckner and Emma Hickman, 8th grade; Mallory Carter, 7th grade; and Emma Johnson, 8th grade. Photo by Cindy Taylor

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For a second year, the girls basketball team at Horace Maynard Middle School has won the district championship. The team entered the tournament as No. 4 seed and defeated Lafollette in the first round. The win set up a semi-final game against No. 1 Robertsville. Maynard had lost to Robertsville by 15 points only two weeks prior, and Rob-

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The hip joints, like the body’s other joints, are where bones, muscles and tendons come together to allow a particular type of movement. And the hips, again like the body’s other joints, are susceptible to pain that can be a result of injury or disease. The hips bear considerable weight, and pain can also come about as a result of misalignment in other parts of the body. A difference in leg lengths, for instance, is a condition that can cause hip pain. Or a foot problem like over- or under-pronation, meaning a foot rolls too much to the outside or to the inside when you walk, can cause hip pain. Knee and ankle misalignments can also contribute to hip pain. When the lower extremities are all in proper alignment, they help the hips work smoothly. Some hip pain may not originate in the joint and is called referred pain. If, for instance, a nerve is pinched between the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae, the pain may show up in the hip. If you’re suffering with hip pain, you should go for an examination by a chiropractor. If it is being caused by something mentioned above, your chiropractor will be able to pinpoint the cause. Depending on the particulars of your condition, the chiropractor may use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or a regular Xray. If your hip is bothering you, visit a chiropractor. Brought to you as a community service by Union County Chiropractic; 110 Skyline Drive, Maynardville, TN; 992-7000.

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The HMMS boys basketball team finished with a 10-12 record. The team was led by 8th graders Austin and Alec Lay, Nathan Capps, Cody Grace and Weston Griffey. Seventh grader Cameron Smith provided a spark off the bench. The team is coached by Donnie Cooper. “We had some good wins this season including district wins at Jefferson, Jacksboro and Lafollette,” said Cooper. “We also had some games against quality opponents where we played hard and competed well but came up a few points short.” He said the team had quality shooters in Nathan Capps, Weston Griffey, Alec and Austin Lay and Cam Smith. “I am so proud of this

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8 • FEBRUARY 9, 2013 • UNION COUNTY SHOPPER-NEWS

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SATURDAY, FEB. 9 2013 Spring Rec League baseball sign-ups for 3U-14U, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Halls Community Park. Info: http://hcpark.org or email hcpsports@msn. com. “It’s a Daddy/Daughter Dance,” 2-4 p.m., Backstage Dance Company, 5548 Washington Pike. $20 per couple, $10 each additional daughter. All proceeds to the Relevé Competition Dance team. Info: karawilson702@comcast.net. SweetHeart Valentine Dinner, 5-8 p.m., Union Missionary Baptist Church on Ailor Gap Road. $8, adult; $4, child. Proceeds to benefit building fund. Info: Angela, 924-7750. Bonnie Keen, contemporary Christian singer, will bring “Heart Space” to the Metropolitan Community Church at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 for concert and dinner; $15 for show only. Info: 531-2539.

SUNDAY, FEB. 10 Vigil for Climate Protection, a Spiritual Response to Climate Change, will be held 2-3 p.m. on Market Square. The ecumenical vigil, which will include prayers, songs and meditation, is hosted by Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light.

MONDAY, FEB. 11 Orders due for chocolate covered strawberries fundraiser by Elmcroft of Halls to benefit Alzheimer’s Tennessee. To place order: Amanda, 925-2668. Orders will be ready Feb. 13-14.

TUESDAY, FEB. 12 Laissez le Bon Temps Rouler! cooking class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Space is limited. Info/reservations: www.avantisavoia.com or 922-9916. Fountain City Villa Gardens Home Owner’s Association meeting, 7 p.m., Shannondale Baptist Church Sanctuary. Info: John Lawlor, 281-9422.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13

Beverly Baptist Church, 3320 New Beverly Church Road. Info: 546-0001 or www.NewBeverly.org.

Digital mammagraphy screenings by UT Breast Health Outreach Program, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Union County High School. Info/appointments: 305-9753.

TUESDAY, FEB. 19

THURSDAY, FEB. 14 Pancake breakfast hosted by the Union County Senior Center, 7-9:30 a.m. Drawing will be held for a date with Union County Mayor Mike Williams. All proceeds to benefit the center. Info/tickets: 992-3292.

FRIDAY, FEB. 15

FRIDAY, FEB. 22

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, FEB. 15-17 Baseball tournament, open to all: Tball and 6U coach pitch, 8U-14U, and middle school varsity and JV; Halls Community Park. Info: 992-5504 or hcpsports@msn.com.

SATURDAY, FEB. 16

6th Grade Regional Science Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tex Turner Arena, LMU campus in Harrogate. Features local county winners. Info: Terry Acuff, 423-626-4677. E-book Help Session – Kindle, 3 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: Reference Department, 215-8700.

SATURDAY, FEB. 23

Date night special for caregivers. For $25, Adult Day Services will care for your loved one 5-9 p.m., including dinner, crafts and activities, while you enjoy an evening out. Info/to participate: 745-1626, www. tnadultdayservices.com. Free Folk Music Concert, 2 p.m., Union County Arts Co-Op, 1009 Main St., Maynardville. Featuring National Mountain Dulcimer champion and folk musician Sarah Morgan. Free admission. Saturday Stories and Songs: One World Circus, 10:30 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. Saturday Stories and Songs: Miss Lynn Hickernell, 10:30 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 W. Emory Road. Info: 947-6210. Tennessee’s Princess Party, a Father/Daughter Dance, 6 p.m., Jubilee Banquet Facility. Proceeds will benefit Alzheimer’s Tennessee. Tickets available at 1 Source Printing in Powell and Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt in Turkey Creek. Info: 938-3857. The Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild’s Meet and Greet, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Door Prizes donated by local quilt shops. Guest speaker: Daniel Watson of The Restoration House of East Tennessee.

SUNDAY, FEB. 17 Singing featuring the Washams, 6 p.m., New

New Beverly is proud to announce a great evening of gospel singing with the awesome family group,

THURSDAY, FEB. 21 The Virtual Dementia Tour, 5-7 p.m., Elmcroft of Halls. Participants’ hearing, vision and other senses are distorted to simulate the effects of the disease. Info/to participate: Amanda, 925-2668.

“Reflection” opening reception and awards, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fountain City Art Center. The juried exhibition runs through March 28. Info: 357-2787; fcartcenter@knology.net.

GOSPEL SINGING

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

Winter Tealight Workshop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with Shelley Mangold, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 near Norris. Registration deadline Feb. 18. Info: 494-9854 or www. appalachianarts.net. Shannondale Elementary Foundation’s “Dancing in the Moonlight!” fundraiser, 6:30 p.m., Beaver Brook Country Club. Tickets: Janie Kaufman, 687-0272; Tracie Sanger, 405-4449; or Shannondale Elementary School office, 689-1465. Saturday Stories and Songs: Emagene Reagan, 10:30 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. Saturday Stories and Songs: Becca Tedesco, 10:30 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 W. Emory Road. Info: 947-6210. The Great Cake Bake, noon-5 p.m., Tennessee Terrace at UT’s Neyland Stadium. Proceeds benefit Imagination Library. To enter: www.knoxlib.org/ cakebake by Feb. 13. Info: Holly Kizer, 215-8784 or hkizer@knoxlib.org. “Management Strategies in Equine Health Care,” a conference for horse owners, room A118 at UT Veterinary College on the UT agricultural campus. Registration, 7:30 a.m. Cost: $35 for the first family member, $15 for each additional family member. Register by Feb. 18. Info/registration: 974-7264, www. vet.utk.edu/continuing_ed or email cvmce@utk.edu.

“WE WANT YOU TO JOIN THE

UCBPA!”

Brad Davis, President

Member Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of each month Next Meeting: February 12, 2013 at Noon at Hardee's in Maynardville Upcoming Events: UCBPA Prayer Breakfast - March 29, 2013 at 8am Tickets $10.00. Can be purchased from Chantay Collins at Maynardville Public Library UCBPA Golf Tournament - Date TBA To inquire about becoming a member please contact Kathy Chesney at 865.745.1626.

The Washams When: Sunday, February 17 • 6:00pm Where: New Beverly Baptist Church 3320 New Beverly Church Rd., Knoxville, TN 37918

Info: 546-0001 or

www.newbeverly.org Rev. Eddie Sawyer, Pastor Reverend Chris Washam will be preaching the 11am service that Sunday with a song or two!

Directions:

I-640 to exit 8. Go north on Washington Pike to red light @ Greenway Rd. (facing new Target), turn left, church is ¼ mile on the right.

Worship with us!

New Beverly Baptist Church

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