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Each year First Century Bank recognizes the milestones and successes of its employees with an Awards Night Celebration. The event will be held in late February and First Century Bank wants to hear from you. The bank wants customers to vote for their favorite employee. Voting extends through Feb. 21. Ballots can be cast at any of the bank’s seven locations. Cast your vote today and make sure your favorite employee gets recognized.
Apple grafting Union and Claiborne counties have scheduled apple tree grafting instruction: At Union County High School all day Tuesday, Feb. 25. Check in at main office and ask for directions to horticulture class. Anyone is invited, but Ashley Padgett at the Ag Extension office is requesting an RSVP in order to have adequate supplies. At Claiborne County’s Echo Acres Farm, demonstrations will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 1. All supplies will be provided along with lunch for all attendees. Joe McNew will facilitate the event. Attendees will be given rootstock, scion wood and hands-on instruction on grafting as well as pruning adult trees. Attendees will take their grafted trees home for planting. RSVP at 423-626-3811.
IN THIS ISSUE Sheriff gets four new vehicles Union County Commission has approved Sheriff’s Earl Loy Jr.’s request for four new SUVs to be paid for over three years from funds already budgeted. Sandra Clark reports on this and other happenings at the February meeting.
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By Libby Morgan There could be no worthier candidate for recognition of volunteerism in Union County than Carol Pratt. She’s everywhere – working, planning, attending meetings, contacting people and encouraging others with a constant smile and limitless optimism. At the Chamber banquet, Pratt was given the Governor’s Volunteer Star Award by Dr. Jimmy Carter, director of schools and Chamber board member. The Star awards recognize outstanding volunteers from each of Tennessee’s 95 counties. With the program now in its fifth year, participating counties conduct a call for nominations and name one youth and one adult volunteer. In March, the award recipients are invited to Nashville for a dinner and ceremony. Pratt is a board member and secretary of Union County ICare. She serves on the board of the newlyformed Union County Arts Council, and chairs this year’s Art on Main event upcoming on June 7. She gave hundreds of hours of planning and painting this past year to the Horace Maynard Middle School mural for the new media center. For years, she’s been on the “job” for weeks every year for the Union County Children’s Charities Christmas giving program, newly named Under the Tree. With her group, the Big Ridge FCE Club, she heads up their annual fundraiser of feeding the masses at the Big Ridge State Park Bluegrass Festival.
Jimmy Carter presents Carol Pratt with the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Star Award.
In character, Carol Pratt gladly donated her framed original painting, “Watering Can Thirst,” to the auction portion of the banquet, which raised funds for the Union County Community Foundation. Photos by Libby Morgan
tion board, Paulette Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary, UC Children’s Center advisory board, the library board, Douglas Cherokee Headstart policy council and the Douglas Cherokee Clinch/ Powell board. Again … she’s everywhere. O’Neill Bergeron received In earlier years, she chaired the Maynardville Elementary and the youth Star award, which Wilson Park playground proj- was accepted by his father, O. J. ects, she’s been a 4-H leader, she’s Bergeron. O’Neill spent a good served on the county’s conserva- part of the summer exploring and
recording the natural features of the trails in Big Ridge State Park in an affiliation with park rangers and a senior 4-H group that is mapping the trails. Union County’s third annual STP award went to Mayme Taylor. Based on recognizing philanthropy, the name “STP” has several explanations.
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Randy Boyd dreams big, now employs 650 By Betty Bean
was a yearlong assignment – without pay – from Gov. Bill Haslam to reinvent Tennessee higher education. It began as the “Drive to 55” proposition to increase the number of the state’s college graduates PetSafe is a different kind of to 55 percent by 2025, and evolved company with a different kind of into a plan to offer high school management philosophy, and the graduates two years of commudifference is obvious to visitors who walk in the door. Employees, who are called associates, are allowed – even encouraged – to bring their dogs to work. And the boss doesn’t have an office. By Libby Morgan Or, as founder and CEO Randy Maynardville Public LiBoyd prefers to brary’s energetic director, describe the work Chantay Collins, brought home environment at five awards from the Tennes10427 PetSafe see State Library and Archives Way, he has a 2014 Summer Reading Confergreat big office: ence held at Montgomery Bell “Actually, we State Park in Middle Tennesonly have an see. open area. I like She was asked to show the to tell people that Randy Boyd attendees the creative crafts I maintain an ofand projects she does with fice of 6,000-10,00 square feet; her younger visitors, and won however, I do share it with my asawards for Conference Favorite sociates, and I move my desk to a for an “I Spy Bottle,” Best Exdifferent department every year. plosion for a “Glitter Volcano,” Before the state job, my desk was Best Teen Craft for a “Pop Top in the Customer Care area.” Bracelet,” Best Projectile for a (The state job Boyd mentioned (Note: When Randy Boyd spoke to the Union County Chamber of Commerce banquet, Betty Bean was there to get this story for the Shopper’s series, “Where the Jobs Are.”)
nity college at no cost. Haslam unveiled Boyd’s plan during his recent State of the State address.) PetSafe’s parent company, Radio Systems Corporation, also owns Invisible Fence Brand (the world’s leading wireless fencing), SportDOG Brand (the leader in training equipment for sporting
dogs), as well as Premier Pet Products, Drinkwell Pet Fountains and Innotek training products. In all, Boyd estimates that the company produces around 4,600 pet products. Worldwide, Radio Systems has
Chantay excels again “CD Hovercraft” made from a CD and a balloon, and Best Teen Craft for “Recycled Electronics Robots.” The Thursday Teens group has recently been taking apart all sorts of electronic equipment and creating robots from the pieces. “We can use any and all old computers, VCRs, any electronics for this project. The kids love it,” says Collins. “We could use more screwdrivers, too.” Chantay Collins earned five awards at the Summer Reading Conference for librarians. Photo by Libby Morgan
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2 â€˘ FEBRUARY 15, 2014 â€˘ UNION COUNTY Shopper news The 4-H GIS group of Joshua Sherritze, Dakota Sherritze, Jeremiah Kadron, Nathanael Kadron and Martin Dickey told the Business and Professional Association in Union County about mapping 13 miles of trails in Big Ridge. The three older ones, Dakota, Nathanael and Martin, are working toward attending an international conference on uses of GIS software in San Diego this summer. Photos by
Padgettâ€™s job grows at Tindellâ€™s Halls High graduate Ike Padgett is the general manager for Tindellâ€™s in Sevierville and for the satellite location in Morristown. He is also interim GM for the Maryville location. Although he works in Sevier County, he still calls Halls his home. Family means everything to Ike and his wife, Avery, who was his high school sweetheart. â€œEvery Saturday morning my son, Kannon, and I go to the Amber Restaurant to eat breakfast before heading out to do some farm work at Papawâ€™s,â€? he said. Amber is owned by his grandparents, Bobby and Don Padgett, and is a fa-
Business group hears from â€˜doersâ€™ The Union County Business and Professional Association had a packed agenda Feb. 11 as Betty Bullen visited to discuss Preservation Union County and 4-H Club members talked about their project to map trails at Big Ridge State Park. Bullen cited the groupâ€™s projects to preBetty Bullen serve structures, culture and language.
Ike Padgett vorite part of Ikeâ€™s weekend routine. Padgett earned a bachelorâ€™s degree in business from UT. He recently graduated from LMU with a masterâ€™s in Business Administration. â€“ Ruth White
WS Packaging to expand in Westbridge
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By Sandra Clark State Rep. Roger Kane, a first-term legislator from Karns, is tremendously excited about WS Packaging Group expanding to Westbridge Business Park. The company plans an investment of $43 million over two years and the creation of 231 new jobs. â€œThe company plans to begin initial hiring in March and April,â€? Kane said. â€œPeople interested in applying for one of these new jobs can visit www.jobs4tn.gov or inquire at the Tennessee Career Center at Knoxville.â€? The company will post jobs at www.wspackaging.com/. WS Packaging Group Inc. will consolidate production from five separate facilities to a single site at Westbridge, according to a company release. The expansion includes moving production from four buildings in Knoxville (68 employees in 45,120 sq. ft.), and one building in Powell (44 em-
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ployees in 15,000 sq. ft.). The new facility is located at 10215 Caneel Street and has 220,199 sq. ft. of combined production and office space. The $43 million investment over the next two years will involve adding new equipment that will enable the company to increase production of digital label printing, flexographic printing, digital offset printing and sheet-fed offset printing. The new facility is the former site of Robert Bosch PBR brake caliper operations and is being leased from Hand Partnership L.P. The $43 million investment includes a $1.2 million funding FastTrack Grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Kane said. WS Packaging Group Inc. is one of the largest label converting operations in North America with 21 manufacturing facilities and
more than 1,800 employees. The move to the new Knoxville facility is expected to begin in April 2014 and be completed by July 2014. â–
Wolfe cited for homecare advocacy
Fountain City business owner Randy Wolfe was honored Jan. 23 in Nashville for his service and commitment to advancing homecare issues in Tennessee. Wolfe, owner of Lambertâ€™s Health Care, received the 2014 Home Medical Equipment Advocate award from Tennessee Association for Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment Services, a trade association that represents approximately 80 health care companies in Tennessee. â€œPeople want to be able to remain in their homes, with their loved ones, and involved in the community. Homecare makes this pos-
sible,â€? said Wolfe. Wolfe has been active in homecare issues since 1976. After working under the direction Randy Wolfe of Martin Lambert, Wolfe purchased Lambertâ€™s Health Care in 1989 and now runs it with his wife, Elizabeth. Their two stores offer medical equipment such as wheelchairs, home oxygen therapy and respiratory services as well as stair lifts and other items that create an accessible home environment. Wolfe founded the national HME Christian Fellowship group, a Christianbased leadership group created to encourage and support fellow believers to be faithful and courageous witnesses for Christ in the workplace. Info: lambertshc. com
Randy Boyd dreams big some 650 employees, 350 in Knox County. Additionally, there are 30-40 employees in Virginia, 40-50 in Ohio, 100 in China, 30 in Ireland, 15 in Australia and three in Japan, with offices in seven countries. Employees can apply for jobs overseas, Boyd said. â€œOne of the things we do is allow associates to relocate to other locations.â€? Boyd, who graduated from the University of Tennessee at 19, was always in a hurry. He learned his work ethic from his parents, Tom and Dale Boyd, and his first job was working for his fatherâ€™s electric fence business for $1 an hour when he was 8-years-old. He founded his own electric fence company
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in 1991, and says he couldnâ€™t net/about-us/working-athave imagined how it would petsafe for instructions. grow. And Boyd has a hint for â€œI always dream big, but applicants: the Customer itâ€™s definitely gone in direc- Care department offers important entry-level tions that I didnâ€™t WHERE opportunities with expect, and the the potential direstions
that Iâ€™m very proud and happy about. We have focused less on electronics and more on pets, Iâ€™m and happy that we are. And the scope of giving back to our community has exceeded anything I could have imagined.â€? The first step to applying for employment at PetSafe is to prepare a resume and go to http://www.petsafe.
for advancement. â€œWe love to have great candidates in the wings to take new positions Most of our jobs are things two years ago I wouldnâ€™t have dreamed we would need. Five years ago, a team of software engineers wasnâ€™t on my radar,â€? Boyd said. http://www.petsafe.net/ about-us/working-at-petsafe
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Claudia Tillman was the “biggest item” on the auction block, and an evening with her as entertainer sold twice, garnering close to $800. She thanks Mike McClamroch for “buying” her.
Sherrie Collins, UCHS librarian, speaks on the effectiveness of the money granted to her department by the UCCF. Photos by Libby Morgan
Foundation nets $4K at auction More than 40 items auctioned at the end of the Chamber banquet put $4,000 in the coffers of the Union County Community Foundation.
Professionals from several agencies meet: (from top left) Jeanne Collins, COO of Union County Children’s Advocacy Center; Mike Miller, ICare coordinator; Sue Kinser, coordinator for Veterans Homeless; Robyn Witherspoon, team leader for DCS Services; Danielle Pickle Bass, Health Connect social worker; Sue Monroe, health department; Samantha Alexander UCJC; Samantha Cardwell Jennings UC Youth Services officer; Becca Hughes, UT Extension agent; and Pam Williams of Tenndercare. Photos by Libby Morgan
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Libby Morgan Many items sold for well over their value, with professional auctioneer Rick Rutherford, Foundation co-chair Eddie Perry and Claudia Tillman urging the crowd to keep bidding, “for a wonderful cause.” Tillman, a singer and actor, attended the event with her husband, Andy, who is campaigning for chancellor, and an evening with her was the final item up for bid. She hammed it up and drove the bids up to $400, and the next-to-last bidder, Mike McClamroch, CEO of the East Tennessee Foundation, agreed to buy a second evening with Tillman, doubling the take for Tillman’s generous offer to entertain. The UCCF has been building its fund and giving grants to the community since 2011. ■
Chamber banquet “Well, it’s been called the Steve Thompson Philanthropic award,” say Steve Thompson, Maynardville business owner and founder of the award, “and it’s also fondly known as the “Same Ten People” award. “That’s because with any volunteer project, there are usually about 10 talented, giving individuals who share
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responsibilities to get it done. Originally, ‘STP’ started out as an acronym for ‘Steve Thompson Principles.’” Sunset Bay was honored with the STP business award. About 220 attended the annual Union County Chamber banquet, held at Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church in Corryton.
Representatives from service agencies for Union County held a “Meet and Greet” at the UC Children’s Center to get to know one another and discuss common challenges and opportunities. “There is no Community Advisory Board in Union County at this time, and
we hope this gathering will give rise to one,” says Robyn Witherspoon, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services team leader. “The agencies represented here are central to the services available in the county to families, and are part of a multi-level response system to prevent harm to children and
strengthen families.” “We hope to connect with anyone in the community who wants to make a difference in the lives of families here, and invite them to join us in forming an active CAB in Union County.” W i t h e r s p o o n can be reached at r o b y n . l .w i t h e r s p o o n @ tn.gov.
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Eric Holcomb welcomes beginning music students to join in group classes each Wednesday afternoon at Union County Arts. Holcomb, Eric Holcomb a longtime musician usually seen playing the fiddle, is starting the class, at no charge, to foster music ability on any stringed instrument for anyone who wants to join in. “Acoustic Music Sessions” will be held from 3-5 p.m. every Wednesday at the gallery on Main Street in Maynardville. “There are lots of opportunities to join informal jams in the community,” says Holcomb. Jam sessions are 2-5 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Union County Museum, Monday evenings at the Paulette Volunteer Fire Department on Hwy. 61, and each fourth Saturday at Rush Strong School in Sharps Chapel.” Info: UC Arts 992-9161 ■
By Libby Morgan Union County Community Foundation co-chair Eddie Perry and Rick Rutherford keep a fast pace at the auction which followed the Chamber banquet.
Photographer Marvin Jeffreys has retired, and he plans to clean out his files in a few months. “I’ve got negatives of every wedding I ever shot, and I want to let my clients know they are available for a nominal fee,” he says. “Images on display will age or get damaged or lost, but the negatives can be put in safekeeping for decades. Unless I am able to pass these on to the subjects in the photos, these negatives will be shredded later this year to protect my clients’ privacy.”
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Commission approves sheriff’s cars
Learn ’em like Obamas When President Obama touched down in Nashville, he went out to McGavock High School, which has been redesigned as a model school. His message: “A quality education shouldn’t be something that other kids get. It should be something that all our kids get.” Amen, right? Obama was clearly impressed with McGavock High, but would he send his daughters there? Probably not. The website TNParents. org breaks it down for us: Malia and Sasha Obama attend Sidwell Friends School in Washington where: Students do not do Common Core or state mandated standardized tests. Middle school students are issued a personal laptop computer. Elementary students have an iPad to enhance learning. Every classroom has a SmartBoard or Epson Brightlink Whiteboard. Every child participates in a rich arts program that includes music, theater and art.
Betty Bean There’s a strong athletic program and plenty of physical activity. There are well-stocked libraries. There are real teachers with real teaching degrees and experience. Teachers and staff aren’t evaluated based on student test scores using a complicated formula that nobody can explain. There are full-time counselors. And teacher/student ratios for elementary grades are 1:12; middle and high school grades are 1:16. Visit the Sidwell Friends School website to see pictures of the beautiful campus. You will not see: leaking roofs, broken windows, unkempt grass, cracking wall plaster, mold or mildew, water stains on ceiling tiles, children lacking supplies, or children in poverty. Where do we sign up?
Sheriff Earl Loy Jr. has more friends on the full County Commission than he has at the Budget and Finance Committee. That’s the best conclusion to draw from the ease with which the Union County Sheriff’s Office got approval to purchase four new Ford SUVs at the commission’s Feb. 10 meeting. Or maybe commissioners just got tired of haggling about it. The commission voted to borrow the money from New South Credit Union at 1.99 percent interest for three years and repay from budgeted funds over the next two fiscal years. Loy’s office already has purchased two used SUVs from this year’s budget, giving the department six newto-them vehicles, all capable of moving through snow. Fully equipped, the new vehicles will cost just over $30,000 each. ■ Hallmark Cedar Apartments and Hallmark Stonegate apartments will be getting a $2 million each upgrade, based on information given to commissioners. No public funding is involved. ■ Twisted Gables:
A lingering problem was laid to rest with the commission’s acceptance of a settlement of $5,000 and back taxes to release a lien against property in Twisted Gables subdivision where the county had cleared a burned house. The property was sold at auction. ■ Meth: The commission approved a resolution to support SB 179 in the state Legislature, a bill to require that drugs with ephedrine and pseudoephedrine be dispensed by prescription only. This request was brought by Aaron Russell of Stand in the Gap Coalition.
Commissioner Wayne Roach (left) talks with Sheriff Earl Loy Jr. (right) about vehicles while Sgt. Mike Butcher looks on. File photo at the school board workshop 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. The regular monthly meeting will follow the workshop, all at the Union County High School auditorium. ■ Baseball: The board will discuss baseball in elementary schools, and board member Brad Griffey has asked to discuss baseball field maintenance. ■ Calendar: The board will vote on the school calendar for 2014-15. ■
The school board will vote on three upcoming field trips: Sharps Chapel Elementary Beta Club – 12 students to The specter of perfor- Nashville Convention at Opryland, March 2-4, sponsors mance-based pay, which Angela Collins and Cheryl Roark; Paulette Elementary Beta Club – 25 students to Nashhas created dissension in counties such as Knox, is ville Convention at Opryland, March 2-4, sponsor Jocelyn coming to Union County. Hyde; Union County High FFA – 20 students to FFA State ConThe state is mandating it. Dr. Jimmy Carter will vention in Gatlinburg March 23-26; sponsors Linda Baxoutline a preliminary plan ter, John Fugate and Matt McGinnis. ■
Preservation toolbox at Oak Grove Interested people are invited to join Preservation Union County in a learning session.
he serves 16 counties in the region and works with volunteers to save historic places. Retaining and restoring historic wood windows is one of the most important preservation issues. The 20 wood six-on-six Bonnie windows at the historic Oak Peters Grove School were removed last fall and teams of volunteers including TVA retirees, members of PreservaOn Wednesday, Feb. 19, tion Union County and local Ethiel Garlington will lead volunteers have scraped, a workshop at Oak Grove sanded and painted the School on ways to restore windows. double-hung wood winMuch of the glass was replaced. The windows also dows. Garlington is the direc- had to be repointed and tor of preservation field ser- glazed. Missing muntins vices for Knox Heritage and were sawn by TVA retiree the East Tennessee Preser- Bob Defendorfer and were vation Alliance. In that role, replaced by Dennis John-
son. Workday Mondays were held during October, November and early December until the weather said “Stop!” Now, weather permitting, join us to learn the proper way to install these restored double-hung windows. The temperature needs to be 50 degrees or above, and it needs to be dry because of heat and light issues. If you plan to participate, please call Bonnie Peters at 687-3842 so that I can notify you in case the workshop has to be rescheduled because of weather. This hands-on session will be from 1-4 p.m. Wednes- Workers inspect the double-hung wooden windows in the Oak Grove School in Sharps Chapel. day, Feb. 19, at Oak Grove The school is being restored by volunteers through Preservation Union County. School.
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Basketball must be part rocket science This is basketball rocket consistency is the primary science 101. Please set aside problem. a block of time to study and He has told the Volunanalyze. teers that even if their shots aren’t falling, they must remain committed to the other elements of the game, give good effort, run and Marvin jump, defend as if your life West depends on it, fight for rebounds, value each possession, protect the ball. Doing all that is just a Synopsis 1: Most teams matter of focus, effort, incan win when everything tensity, toughness. That they throw toward the goal sounds very simple but it falls in. must be quite complicated. Synopsis 2: Good teams Why else would a mature win even when they don’t team fail to get it? shoot well. These Vols are maddenPremise: Tennessee is ing. Some games (at home not a good team. against Florida) they play Any day now, coach Cu- with passion. Other times onzo Martin expects to find they are hard to watch. the solution. He thinks inSome nights they come
Precious memories Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness. (Psalm 145: 3-7 KJV)
charging out the gate as if to strangle opponents, 10-0 jump start, bang, you’re finished. Other nights, they come strolling along on their way to a picnic and get slower as they go. They lose to Texas A&M. Either way, high octane or just coasting, the coach can’t explain it. “Your guess is as good as mine,” he said. That is scary. Martin is not big on flame-throwing pep talks, spiced with colorful adjectives. He thinks all players should show up ready to play. He was. He thinks the desire to win should be built in. There are so few games guaranteed, just four seasons, to do the best you can
No Return.” My family saw it at a drive-in, back when drive-ins were still respectable places for a family with small children to see a movie. When the soundtrack started, Mother exclaimed, Precious Memories, how they linger, “That’s Tennessee Ernie!” How they ever flood my soul. Daddy said, “No, it couldn’t In the stillness of the midnight, be.” But Mother insisted, Precious sacred scenes unfold. and the final credits proved (“Precious Memories,” J.B.F. Wright) her right. “Sixteen Tons” followed It was Tennessee Ernie Ernest Jennings Ford soon after, and not long Ford who introduced the old was born in Bristol, on the after that, Mr. Ford had hymn “Precious Memories” Tennessee side, and grew a weekly television show. to me, in one of his many up singing in the Methodist His trademark was that he recordings. My mother was, Church there. He did some ended each show by singing and is, a fan of that warm radio in Knoxville then dis- a hymn. “Those who know baritone, and his staunch appeared from the scene best” in the entertainment insistence that each of his for a while. He turned up industry warned him not weekly television shows end again, singing the title song to do it: that it would not be with a hymn. in the movie “The River of received well by the televi-
to make marvelous memories. This may be the most talent Cuonzo Martin ever has in his coaching career. That it would fall so far below expectations is confusing. Was the forecast flawed? Southeastern Conference contender. No more of that hand-wringing NCAA bubble stuff. No more excuses. We thought Antonio Barton was the answer at point guard. He isn’t. We thought Jeronne Maymon had overcome injuries and ailments and would be what he once was. He is a gladiator but he’s lost some quickness and explosion. Jarnell Stokes is a double-double. We thought he had developed a jump shot.
Not yet. We were certain Robert Hubbs III, five-star recruit, would make a big difference. There are brilliant freshmen all across America. Didn’t happen here. Some games, Jordan McRae is the best offensive player in the league and one of the best in the country. Going 1-for-15 is inexplicable. Darius Thompson is often a precise system engineer. Alas, he doesn’t shoot and can’t guard good guards. Others have that problem. Armani Moore is a hustle guy. Some games, he has been used as the fast fuse to ignite listless teammates. Strangely enough, some games he doesn’t play.
Nobody said Tennessee was a championship team. Syracuse has better players. So do 10 or 15 other teams. Two play in the Southeastern Conference. Nobody is saying this season is over. There is still a way to break into the tournament but it will require a change. Even if shooting forever fluctuates, everything else must become dependable. This is the frantic time of year. If this veteran team does not get it together, Tennessee basketball will need life support – and a mask for empty seats at Thompson-Boling. That is not good. Old, black curtains are so ugly.
sion audience. It was Ernie’s show, however, and he loved the old hymns, and he was, by golly, going to sing one every week. The audience – both in the studio and at home – loved it. It was later that he started making records, and several of those were collections of hymns: standards, old-time favorites, spirituals – he did them all. When his recording of “Precious Memories” came out, it was a new hymn to me, but my mother remembered her father and mother singing it in church. Interestingly, the composer of that old hymn was a Tennessean also: J.B.F. Wright, born Feb. 21, 1877. (I had chosen this subject for this week’s column before I knew that the composer’s birthdate was this week: happenstance? coincidence? Kismet? Interestingly, these days
I can’t remember what was on my grocery list because I didn’t remember to take the list with me to the store! But when I woke up with the song “Memories, light the corners of my mind, misty water color memories of the way we were” running in my head, I knew that “Precious Memories” was where this column was headed. And, like the folk songs I learned in high school, which I can still sing in their entirety, these are
precious memories, laid down in the bedrock of my memory, far below and sturdier than more recent lyrics or events. A wise man said that the only Scripture available to you when you most need it is what you carry in your head. The same is true of your hymnody. It is wise to tuck away some powerful verses from the Bible and a few sturdy hymns to get you through!
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The ‘South’ that wowed Broadway HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin Before there was Andrew Lloyd Webber, there was Victor Herbert, Fritz Kreisler, Rudolph Friml and Manuel Penella. Before “Evita” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” there were operettas like “Glorianna,” “Apple Blossoms,” “Princess Pat,” “Irene” and “The Wildcat.” And, before there were stars like Elaine Paige and Madonna (“Evita”) and Emmy Rossum and Sarah Lawrence (“The Phantom of the Opera”), there was Lillian McMillan (also known as Dorothy South), who starred in lead roles on Broadway and made several international tours. Lillian (1884-1964) had dreamed of the stage and, in her early 20s, left East Tennessee to pursue her dream in Boston and New York. Lillian McMillan was born in the Beverly section of Fountain City on June 20, 1884, the daughter of Thomas T. McMillan (1857-1925), a wholesale grocer living on Tazewell Pike, and Mamie Heavener McMillan (18611923). Their Folk Queen Anne mansion was just east of the palatial homes and horse farms of Judge A.C. Grimm, longtime Circuit Court judge, and Sol H. George, owner of George’s Department Store on Gay Street and partner in the Fountain Head Hotel and the Fountain Head Railroad.
Lillian came of age in Knoxville when Peter Staub’s 2,000-seat theater was featuring symphonies from Boston and New York and stars like the Barrymores, Sarah Bernhardt, James O’Neill and George M. Cohan. Although the movie musical would not arrive until Warner’s release of “The Jazz Singer” in 1927, nascent silent films were reaching Knoxville and may also have ignited the flame that propelled Lillian into a career on the stage. She left home in 1904 to study with William Whitney, famous Boston voice coach, before launching her professional theatrical career in 1915, adopting Dorothy South as her stage name. Her beauty, her vocal abilities and her stage presence made her a natural for the operetta, a shorter and usually lighter form of opera that sometimes contained spoken dialogue. The operetta had become one of the most popular forms of theater in the early decades of the 20th century. Famous composers like Irish-born Victor Herbert (1859-1924), Austrian-born Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) and Czech-born Rudolph Friml (1879-1972), contributed to its popularity and made Dorothy South’s career possible. She performed in Herbert’s “Princess Pat,” com-
posed in 1915; Friml’s “Glorianna” composed in 1918; and Kreisler’s “Apple Blossoms,” composed in 1919. The Knoxville Sentinel (Nov. 20, 1921) reported, “Miss South only recently returned from Australia and New Zealand where she played a six-month engagement as (the) leading role of ‘Irene.’ En route home she came through the Suez Canal and by way of Paris and London. In the latter city she was urged to accept a long engagement in an English company presenting ‘Irene,’ but she declined, preferring to come back to her native land.” Perhaps Dorothy South’s most famous role was that of a Spanish senorita, Solea, in composer Manuel Penella’s tragic operetta, “The Wildcat,” which had shown about 2,700 times in Europe in its Spanish version and came to New York to be performed in English. The operetta premiered in Atlantic City and then went to Washington, D.C., where President Warren G. and Florence Harding and the Spanish ambassador were present for the first performance. Penella was ecstatic about Dorothy, praising her wonderful voice, magnetic personality and winsome stage presence. When it arrived in New York, it was reviewed by
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Dorothy South (18841964), known internationally for her starring performances on Broadway and elsewhere in numerous operettas.
The New York Times (Nov. 19, 1921). “(It is) the liveliest and ‘horsiest,’ if not the ‘bulliest,’ representation of a bull-ring scene since Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ came to town,” the paper of record said. It is the story of Rafael, a toreador, who plans revenge on Juanillo, an outlaw mountaineer, who plotted to kill him on sight for the love of Solea, his gypsy sweetheart. They agree to settle the contest in the ring. In one scene the brass band plays the familiar toreador theme while the two rivals march into the ring in their flamboyant traje de luces (suit of lights).
After her stage career C.M. McClung Historical Collection ended, Lillian wrote a novel, “Hidden Roots” (Exposition Press, Author’s note: Thanks to New York, 1964). It was the Dan Brewer, Kevin Mallory, crowning achievement of a Jenny Ball of the McClung distinguished career. Historical Collection and Lillian McMillan Stuart Sarah A. Nelson of the Unipassed away in New York versity of Tennessee School on Oct. 31, 1964, survived of Music Library for their asby her son, Martin Lewis sistance with the research for Stuart of Washington, D.C., this article. Interestingly, El and her brother, John A. Gato Montés [“The Wildcat”] McMillan of Knoxville. was revived and performed Husband Frank Stuart had widely in 1994 with Chilean died earlier. After graveside soprano Veronica Villarroel services, she was interred in as Solea and Spanish tenor the family burial plot in Old Placido Domingo as Rafael. Gray Cemetery.
SPORTS NOTES ■ Union County Little League will have sign ups for the 2014 spring baseball season 6-8 p.m. each Thursday in February. Teams will include Wee Ball for ages 3-4, T-Ball for ages 4-6, Coach Pitch for ages 7-8, Kids Pitch for ages 9-10 and 11-12 and a senior league has been added for ages 13-15. Sign up fees will be due during sign up and will range from $30-$60. ■ Union County Little League will be hosting a Chili Supper on Friday, Feb. 21, at Maynardville Elementary School from 5:30 to 8 p.m. It costs $5 per person for a bowl of chili, a drink and a cookie. Kids can be signed up for baseball and a silent auction will be held.
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Linda Myers painted the Paulette school mascot, the black Karen Peace says this was the first time she used a method of panther, with the school colors in the background. painting with unrealistic colors. Photos by Libby Morgan
Paulette Elementary is a purple and yellow world. The floors are patterns of VCT in a warm purple and a bright yellow. The hall walls have big purple and yellow stripes along their length with, thanks to a good designer, a lot of off-white for relief. Two accomplished artists have used the color scheme as a jumping-off point for paintings that now adorn the front office.
Emmaline Jenkins demonstrated how to care for tiny puppies while her mom, Tamelia, laughs and holds one of the orphans at the Smoky Mountain 4-H Club meeting. Photos by
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Nehemiah Foust with his win- Luke Smith and his blue ribbon ning cornbread. bacon and cheese biscuits.
Our daily bread By Libby Morgan The Smoky Mountain 4-H Club held its annual bread baking contest, with the younger group competing for the best cornbread and biscuit recipes and the older ones with quick breads and yeast breads. The winners are: Cornbread: Nehemiah Foust first, James Smith second, and Megan Walker
Nathanael Kadron third. described the Biscuits: Luke Smith design and history first, Kammie Huffman secof the harmonica ond, and Benjamin Long and played it, third. quite well, for the Quick Breads: Joshgroup. ua Sherritze first, Emily Hocutt second, and Kaleb Huffman third. Yeast Breads Senior Yeast Breads Senior: Jim Morgan first, Bethany II: Michael Foust first, Long second, and Claire Mary Morgan second, and Nathan Long third. Smith third.
Luttrell Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the yearâ€™s second 9-week period. lst Grade - A Honor Roll: Anthony Acuff, Jaiden Craig, Natali Perez, Hannah Savage, Braden Cantrell, Abby Comm, Travyn Farmer, Seth Grigsby, Jacob Johnson, Madison Lawson, Ethan Sawyer, Janson Shupperd 1st Grade - A/B Honor Roll: Skye Davis, Macy Leonard, Austin Muncey, Joshua Hensley, Joseph Wood, Brittney Adams, Connor Lane, Emily Hughett, Abbigael Ferry, Haylie Castaneda, Holden Gerber, Emma Johnson, Michaela Noe, Holly Warwick 2nd Grade - A Honor Roll: Kierra Gerber, Brooklyn Forrester, Isaiah Ketron 2nd Grade - A/B Honor Roll: Kaylee Tharp, Daniel Muncey, Rebecca Boynton, Lizbeth DeLeon, Jacie Hawkins, Brooklyn Muncey, Joey Shirey, Nicholas Wilson, Ariah Smith, Kelsey Riggs, Nia Dunn, Madison Wyrick 3rd Grade - A Honor Roll: Cailey Mills, Wyatt Simpson, Mariah Hensley 3rd Grade - A/B Hon-
older brother, Miss Hazel had a long neck that did not feature well in pictures, so she cut one of her pictures at an angle to remove her neck before giving him the picture. Miss Hazel never heard of Common Core State Standards, and her traditional teaching methods would undoubtedly receive the very lowest rating on todayâ€™s teacher evaluation model. Many of her disciplinary measures would find her in court or jail today. The best technology she had in addition to books, paper, pencil, chalk, and chalkboard consisted of an overhead projector, record player, and a black and white television. Amazingly, in spite of all this she taught many groups of rough little first graders how to read and count to 100 while getting us ready for more learning in second grade. My dream of growing up to marry Miss Hazel was to end tragically. One day after I passed first grade Dad came home and told me that Miss Hazel Walters was now a Butcher. No, she didnâ€™t quit teaching to work in Hensleyâ€™s IGA meat department. She had married Mr. Cecil H. Butcher Sr. Miss Hazel was now Mrs. Hazel Walters Butcher, but not much else changed. She sent word by Dad that I would always be her boyfriend. Next week Iâ€™ll share my experiences with Miss Hazelâ€™s discipline.
or Roll: Arianna Shirey, Gracie Atkins, Mattison Hancock, Seth Begley, Malea Boggs,l Beth Hutton, Cade Ailor, Kendra Thomas, David Schmitt, Johnnie Williams, Mason Lynchk, Emma Hurst, Delaney Weaver, Mattie Faulkner, Jessica Birchfiel, Nathan Ritter, Brooke Adams, Aalyia Savage 4th Grade - A Honor Roll: Emily Jones, Gracie Brady 4th Grade - A/B Honor Roll: Ashtan Collins, Savanna Gerber, Brianna Miller, Amanda Tharp, Austin
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TUESDAYS THROUGH MARCH 11 Living Well with Chronic Conditions, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Knox County Health Department classroom, 140 Dameron Ave. Free. To register: 215-5170.
THURSDAYS THROUGH MARCH 13 Weekly Bible study, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6828 Central Ave. Pike. Topic: “The Gate Keeper” with host Judy Burgess. Info: call Diane Shelby, 687-3687.
SATURDAY, FEB. 15 Jail House Rock Sweetheart Dinner sponsored by Preservation Union County. Tickets: Union County Arts, 1009 Main St.; Susan, 992- 9161; Marilyn, 992-8271 or 643-2821. Girls softball registration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Willow Creek Youth Park, 7530 Quarry Road. Cost: $40, wee ball; $60, 6U-17U. Info: www.facebook.com/ WillowCreekYouthPark. Saturday Stories and Songs: David Claunch, 11 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Info: 947-6210. Saturday Stories and Songs: Laurie Fisher, 11 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. Thunder Road Gospel Jubilee, 7 p.m., WMRD 94.5 FM, 1388 Main St., Maynardville. All pickers and singers welcome.
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MONDAY, FEB. 17
trell Library, 115 Park Road. Info: 992-0208. Saturday Stories and Songs: Miss Lynn, 11 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Luttrell Senior’s covered dish luncheon, Info: 689-2681. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Community Center. Entertainment by Saturday Stories and Songs: Georgi Schmitt, Tommy White. Everyone welcome. 11 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Women’s Conference hosted by Kyla Rowland, Info: 947-6210. 7 p.m., Faithway Baptist Church, 4201 Crippen Road. Girls softball registration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Everyone welcome. Info: 755-7318. Willow Creek Youth Park, 7530 Quarry Road. Cost: $40, wee ball; $60, 6U-17U. Info: www.facebook.com/ WillowCreekYouthPark. Playing With Fire!, 1-2:30 p.m., Appalachian Arts A Taste of Italy cooking class with Chef Jeremy Dela- Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Instructor: Renee Mathies. Registration deadline: Feb. neuville of Cru Bistro Downtown, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Cost: $50. Info/ 17. Info: 494-9854 or www.appalachianarts.net. Thunder Road Gospel Jubilee, 7 p.m., WMRD reservations: 922-9916 or www.avantisavoia.com. 94.5 FM, 1388 Main St., Maynardville. All pickers and Entries accepted for “Illumination” theme singers welcome. show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fountain City Art Center, 213 Lesson Vol Training for new STAR volunteers ages Hotel Ave. Info: Sylvia Williams, fcartcenter@knology. 13 and up, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Shangri-La Therapeutic Acadnet or 357-2787; www.fountaincityartctr.com. emy of Riding, 11800 Highway 11E, Lenoir City. Horse Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of experience is not necessary. Info: Melissa, 988-4711 or Confederate Veterans, business meeting, 7 p.m., www.rideatstar.org. Crescent Bend, 2728 Kingston Pike. Mixer from 6-6:50 The Great Cake Bake, noon-5 p.m., Tennessee Terp.m. with Ted Hatfield presenting “The Hatfield Version race at Neyland Stadium. Sponsored by the Knox County of the Hatfield and McCoy Feud.” Meeting program by Library. Proceeds help fund Imagination Library. Info: Gerald Augustus: “Weapons of the Late UnpleasantHolly Kizer, 215-8784, or www.knoxlib.org. ness.” Free and open to the public. HeartWise, a comprehensive community UT Hospice Adult Grief Support Group meetwellness fair, 7:30 a.m.-noon, UT Medical Center’s ing, 5-6:30 p.m., UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Heart Lung Vascular Institute. Includes Free cooking Ave. A light supper is served. Info/reservation: Brenda class, 10:30-11:30 a.m., hosted by the Healthy Living Fletcher, 544-6277. Healthquest seminar: Anderson County Chamber Kitchen team. Both are free, but registration is required. A comprehensive cardiovascular risk assessment ($30), Members Partner for Physical Health, Financial Health and Health Care, 5:30-7 p.m., Clinton Physical Therapy, a free COPD pulmonary screening and other educational 1921 N. Charles Seivers Blvd. Hosted by Take Charge Fit- programs also offered. Info/registration: 305-6970. ness Program. Speakers: Anna Dark with Take Charge Fitness; Michael Ousley, local Edward Jones Advisor; David A. Vudragovich, local health insurance agent. Open to the community. RSVP: Carla Waple, 457-5066. Winter Craft Show, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Fountain City Park. 16+ vendors. Fundraiser for Adrian Burnett Elementary School’s 5th grade Safety Patrol trip to Washington, D.C. Junior Vol Training for new STAR volunteers ages 10-12, 5-7 p.m., Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding, 11800 Highway 11E, Lenoir City. Horse experience is not necessary. Info: Melissa, 988-4711 or www. Beginner Wheel, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Appalachian Arts rideatstar.org. Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Instructor: Katie Cottrell. Registration deadline: Feb. 16. Info: 494-9854 or www.appalachianarts.net.
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Special service and luncheon celebrating 125th anniversary, 11 a.m., Mount Eager Missionary Baptist Church, Hogskin Valley Road in Washburn. Everyone invited. If weather is bad, it will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. Info: 497-2692. Christian concert featuring Lost and Found, 4 p.m., Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 4110 Central Ave. Pike. Tickets: $10, sold in advance. Info: 6876622.
Free Music Jam: country, bluegrass, etc.; pickers and grinners, acoustical only; 7-9 p.m., Escapee’s RV Park, 908 Raccoon Valley Road.
SATURDAY, FEB. 22 Story Time with Janet Holloway, county commissioner and owner of Janet’s Hair Salon, 11 a.m., Lut-
SUNDAY, FEB. 23 Chili Cook Off!, 5 p.m., Powell Presbyterian Church, 2910 W. Emory Road. General admission, $7; seniors (70+) and children 4-12, $4; children 3 and under free. Featuring East Tennessee’s own “Barney Fife,” 6 p.m., love offering collected. Info: 938-8311; www. powellpcusa.org.
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“Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, love is not pompous, it is not inﬂated, it is not rude …” – 1 Cor 13:4 Fr. Steve Pawelk The family is the foundation of society. Yet many today suffer from unhappy marriages and the pains of divorce. Many children grow up without the security of a mother and father in the same home. It is common for couples to live together, have children and not even consider marriage.
or rude. Love is patient and kind. “Love bears all things, believes all things, hope all things, endure all things. Love never fails.” (1 Cor 13: 7-8) This is the love, when present in a couple, that gives them security, strengthens both individuals and provides a stable home for children. Yet, to discover this love requires patience, discipline, prayer and sacrifice. We need to be a bit old-fashioned and not settle for today’s norms. We need to hold fast to the biblical way of love. Only this will bring us joy in our relationships.
Together, with the power of Yet, Jesus taught that marriage Christ, we can help heal those wounded from broken hearts is for life.( See Matthew 19: and betrayals. Together, we can 1-12 and Mark 10:1-12.) reject the ways of the world Both Jesus and Paul state that premarital physical intimacy is and embrace the way of Christ in the area of love and family. a sin. (See Mt 15:19, Mk 7:21, Together, with Christ, we can Gal. 5:19, and Eph. 5:3). restore families to be once Is it the emptiness, hurt again the foundation of our and loneliness in people’s society. lives that lead them to enter relationships that ignore God’s plan for the family and love? Is it that our society tends to be self-centered? Is the hunger for love so strong, but so misguided, that we have become too confused to even Fr. Steve Pawelk, Pastor know what we are seeking? Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Whatever the reason, Paul clarifies what Love is and is not. Love is not selfish, jealous
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