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Marvin West’s future favorite |

March 15, 2014

Another year of ferry apathy?

I don’t know Todd Kelly Jr. but I like him because of roots. Ditto Dillon Bates. That said, until further notice, Vic Wharton III is my favorite incoming football Volunteer. He has not caught a pass or returned a punt for the orange but he has demonstrated a deep appreciation of the University of Tennessee, complete faith in Butch Jones and sincere gratitude for an opportunity to make a difference.

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Descendants of Old John Hubbs

Ferry operator Johnny Ray has his rake at the ready to smooth the way after landing the ferry in loose gravel.

We might say that Hubbs Grove Community descended from Old John Hubbs. I do know one thing: Revolutionary soldier John Hubbs and the Hubbs family evolved into the largest genealogy I have ever seen – 1,049 pages plus an 84 page index. This was compiled in the 1970s so think about the size it would be now!

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Luttrell P.O. meeting Wednesday A meeting concerning changes to services at the Luttrell Post Office has been scheduled by the USPS for Wednesday, March 19, at noon at the post office. A Postal Service announcement says, “… the Postal Service will not make a final decision regarding this office until after the public meeting.” Mayor Johnny Merritt said everyone who is served by the Luttrell Post Office should try to attend the midweek, midday meeting.

Lake Cleanup is Saturday A Norris Lake Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, March 22, beginning at 9 a.m. Volunteers will meet at Beach Island, Big Ridge State Park, Helms Ferry/Pinnacle Point, Hickory Star, Norris Shores Marina and Sunset Bay. Trash bags will be provided. Bring your own gloves.

Retired teachers Union County Retired Teachers will meet at noon Wednesday, March 19, at Hardee’s in Maynardville. All are invited.

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The Speedwell side of the ferry landing is mud … with a little gravel.

Ralph Wright, Jeff Brantley and Glen Edwards at Helms Ferry. Photos by Libby Morgan

By Libby Morgan Union County’s ferry is a unique conveyance. One of only three in Tennessee, it’s the only one operated by a county. (The other two Tennessee ferries, in upper West Tennessee, are the responsibility of the state, and charge the users a small fee for the trip across the river.) Helms Ferry was installed in 1986 by Clayton Helms, road commissioner from 1984 to 2012, in response to the problem of residents being cut off from the rest of the county. It’s a 104-mile round trip from the 13th District to the county seat without the ferry shortcut, and only 17 miles from the ferry through Sharps Chapel to the courthouse. Using the ferry in its current condition is downright dangerous to the undercarriage of a vehicle. The road surface where the ferry’s apron ramp comes to rest is gravel and mud. Muddier mud when it’s raining. Frequent ferry users know to approach the apron at an angle, just as an experienced driver knows to cross a ditch so only one wheel at a time dips into the low spot. “We average 35 vehicles a day,” says Johnny Ray, who has operated the ferry four days out of every eight for the last 14 years.

“It’s mostly local commuters and some contractors working in Sharps Chapel. But we get quite a few tourists in the summertime. I carried a whole motorcycle convoy over one day last summer.” County Commissioner Jeff Brantley and others have been lobbying the rest of the commission to allocate money to pave the approaches to the ferry for a while now. “This project has been approved by TVA and the Corps of Engineers. If we can’t turn this around real soon, the lake level will rise and it’ll be another year of this mess,” Brantley says. Glen Edwards, a resident of the “Lost Colony” (Brantley’s nickname for the 13th District) says, “We get mighty little from the county as far as services on a regular basis. One dumpster, that’s about it. “There’ve been times we’ve had to wait more than four hours for a deputy. The ferry only runs from 7 in the morning to 5 in the evening. “The county gets a lot of tax money from us over here. We’ve got two marinas and a lot of upscale lakeshore property. “We’d like to see better ferry service than a load of gravel every now and then.”

Cox says he could do the work in the fall The Union County Budget and Finance Committee passed a motion by Commissioner Jeff Brantley March 10 to bid out a turn-key job on the Helms Ferry project, despite Road Superintendent David Cox saying he would repair the ferry access in the fall. Brantley argued that the access “is deteriorating daily,” and hiring an outside contractor would “save Mr. Cox from having to worry about this project.” Brantley said the project involves poured reinforced concrete 210 ft. long by 18 ft. wide on Sharps Chapel side of the approach, and 150 ft. long by 18 ft. wide on Speedwell side. Additionally, grading on Speedwell side to even out the landing when lake level is higher. The county previously had solicited bids for concrete, a bid that came in at $16,320. County Attorney K. David Myers said the county is not obligated to accept the bid. – S. Clark

Storage building not favored for parking lot By Sandra Clark Perhaps we should call it the little building that can’t get built, but that’s not meant to disparage anyone involved. There’s a genuine difference of opinion on where to build a storage building for court records, funded totally by the courts through the sale of forfeited property.

Analysis The quick and easy solution, favored by the court clerks and a commission committee that’s been working on the project, is to take five parking spaces on the site of the old Butcher store. It’s within walking distance of the courthouse on county-owned land. Opponents of this site rallied to the March 10 commission meeting to protest. While filling a chunk of the large courtroom, no one spoke except J.V. Waller. Mayor Mike

Williams cautioned him twice to “be nice.” Commissioner Wayne Roach said, “We’ve dragged our feet for some reason, but our committee has diligently worked to build this building. … We’ve talked about it for three years, but the minute we put down some paint and asked for a bid, now people are saying they don’t want it there. “We, as a county, must stop procrastinating and start doing things. … If anyone has a better idea, we’re all ears.” Mayor Mike Williams said he’s not opposed to the building, but he’s never liked the parking lot location. He suggested building on land owned by the Highway Department. Waller, speaking as a member of the Election Commission, said if that group was allowed to move to larger quarters, which it has requested, then its current offices could be converted to storage.

Commissioner Janet Holloway suggested the county lease space at the old jail, recently renovated into offices by Denny Patterson. She said the money budgeted could pay 12 years of rent and by that time, the small building might be outgrown or not needed. Commissioner Jeff Brantley favored this idea. Commissioner Dawn Flatford told the committee: “We appreciate what you’ve done, but we have to listen to our voters.” Commissioners Gary England and Brenda Jessee agreed. Tempers rose. “You’re talking about two people who may use a building twice a month versus the inconvenience to taxpayers (trying to access the courthouse),” said Williams. Commissioner Mike Sexton said, “We’ve got a handful of people who don’t think this building is pretty enough. A handful of very vocal people.”

Commissioner J.M. Bailey, a committee member, said “not one dime of taxpayer money” is being used for the building. “This court order came down on March 20, 2011 – three years ago,” he said. “This body voted to build in the parking lot and we’ve put out for bids.” Bids were accepted until 6 p.m. and opened just past 6:30 on March 10. Two bids were returned, but one did not comply with requirements and was unopened. The sole bid was for $64,000. Finally, Holloway moved to ask county attorney K. David Myers to request that Chancellor Andy Tillman modify Chancellor Billy Jo White’s order to allow the commission to rent space. That motion passed 10-5 with Bailey, Roach, Sexton, Chris Upton and Doyle Welch voting no. “I don’t believe in rent,” said Welch. To page 3

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Clayton Homes is always hiring By Jake Mabe This week, our search for Where the Jobs Are takes us to one of the most famous last names in Knoxville – Clayton, as in Clayton Homes. Company founder Jim Clayton has been a local fi xture since 1956, when he opened his first mobile home retail center on Clinton Highway. If you’ve been around here awhile, you’ll no doubt remember the center’s spinning mobile home sign. And you’ll probably remember Clayton’s television series, “Star Time.” Clayton started out selling cars, began using mobile homes as collateral for car sales and realized modular home sales could be a lucrative business.


Fresenius coming to Knox Global Renal Services Provider to Invest up to $140 Million, and Create 665 New Jobs Fresenius Medical Care will locate its new East Coast manufacturing facility in the Panasonic building in the Forks of the River Industrial Park in Knox County, Gov. Bill Haslam announced last week. Fresenius will invest up to $140 million in the project and correspondingly create approximately 665

new jobs over the next several years, said Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty. He said Fresenius operates in 120 countries. The Knoxville facility will produce dialysis related products, which will be distributed to Fresenius Medical Care’s clinics and distribution centers in the eastern part of the United States. “In Knoxville, we’ve found a home with an ex-

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cellent workforce pool, a facility that will work well for our purposes, and a location that will enable us to serve our customers in the eastern half of the U.S. more efficiently,” said Fresenius vice president of manufacturing Troy McGhee. “We are additionally drawn to the area’s outstanding business climate, and are looking forward to developing and expanding our presence here in the coming years.” Fresenius Medical Care will begin moving one production line to the Knoxville facility in September 2014, but actual production at the facility is not expected to begin until early 2016, pending a designation from

way to start and connect with the company.” The home office in Maryville employs 1,500. Clayton Homes employs people nationwide. Saunders says it’s a great place to work. “I’ve been here since 2009 and interned for two years before that. I started out at Vanderbilt Mortgage. Clayton Homes is great about promoting from within, so you can move up the corporate ladder quickly.

the Food and Drug Administration that the facility is a qualified plant for production. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett said the expansion will fill a now-vacant piece of industrial property and bring “hundreds of hightech manufacturing jobs” to the entire region. The company will begin hiring in different phases. Toward the middle of 2014 it will begin hiring for support jobs, such as engineering facilities management, and in the fourth quarter of 2015, it plans to begin hiring for other positions such as supervisors, technicians, production line workers and maintenance. Job opportunities will be posted on the Fresenius Medical Care North America website,

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“Our facility at the home office is vertically integrated. Everyone, even Kevin Clayton, sits in a cubicle, so we have a very open door policy. We’re very team oriented. Teams aren’t shut off from one another.” Saunders says the company offers great benefits, has a greenway at the corporate office and a wellness initiative. Clayton is competing to become the fittest company in Knoxville. Roughly 100 employees will

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Julie Cox, Shannon Smith, Amy Flatford and Allison Smith with auction items at the event.

Several novice and not-so-novice musicians take advantage of Eric Holcomb’s music sessions on a recent Wednesday afternoon. They are Shirlee Grabko, Chris Gabler, Sandy Manter and Bonnie Paters. Photos by Libby Morgan ■

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Sarah Morgan invites everyone to “Come and raise your voice in song! Community sings (a.k.a. song circles, singalongs) are an informal time for folks, regardless of musical ability, to join others in song. “This isn’t a spectator sport … come ready to SING! This event is free and open to the public. “We will go around the

Mike Willi ams gives Mary Cooper Cox encouraging words.

Tracy Flatford and Phil Campbell on stage.

circle and take turns in leading a song. Come with three sing-able, easy-tolearn songs in mind. If you want to bring an instrument to accompany the voices, feel free to bring it along!” The Community Sing will be held at Union County Arts on Thursday, March 20, at 2 p.m. Morgan plans to make the sing-along a monthly event if this gathering is a success.

Play music with Eric Eric Holcomb’s Acoustic Music Sessions on Wednesday afternoons at Union County Arts are ongoing. Holcomb welcomes novices or experienced musicians of any age to come by from 3-5 p.m. to learn to play any stringed instrument in a group setting. The art center is at 1009 Main Street in Maynardville. Info: 992-9161.

Love and support for Mary Union Countians know how to come together when one of their own needs a helping hand.

Libby Morgan Mary Cooper Cox, wellknown as the office administrator for the mayor’s office, was given a serious prognosis in late January, one of pancreatic cancer with other complications. Her chemo treatments began about three weeks ago. Mary’s sister-in-law, Julie Cox, got the ball rolling on a benefit for Mary, who has health insurance, but with the high deductible and other hefty health-related expenses, this illness will take a toll on her financial well-being. “We sold 700 tickets at the door, but quite a few more people came to the event,” says Julie. Mary was in good spirits, greeting the well-wishers from her seat in the

auditorium. Several gospel groups performed, and Phil Campbell told stories and jokes on stage. “The community gave well over 150 items for our auctions, and every item sold for a good price,” says Julie. “We didn’t start asking the community for donations of items until just a few days ago.” Mary moved from the mayor’s office to Ann Dyer’s finance office when a position in accounts payable came open last September. “Mary would help me after hours when I was overwhelmed with work when we were still located down the hall from her desk,” says Dyer. “There wasn’t any work she couldn’t do with accuracy. “I was glad to have her on board in an official capacity at my office. “She is the most loving person I know, and the turnout at her benefit speaks of her generosity. It’s a small payback for what she has given all of her life.” Years ago, Mary worked at this newspaper, where she easily accomplished any

work we threw at her. Mary says, “I can’t begin to say how much I appreciate the love and support that I’ve received. I was completely overwhelmed at the benefit. “I want to thank everyone for all of the hard work and organization that was put into it. It’s difficult to find the words to express my gratitude to each of you who attended, helped out, or contributed in any way. “It’s an honor to be a part of a great community where we all come together and help each other when there is a need. I have been blessed beyond measure with loving and supporting family, friends and loved ones. “Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Please continue to keep me in your prayers.” Julie has planned another benefit, a turkey shoot, for Saturday, March 15, beginning at 9 a.m. at 503 Kettle Hollow Road in Maynardville. Donations can be made to Mary Cooper Cox, c/o Julie Cox Dillie, 198 Ailor Gap Road, Maynardville, TN 37807.

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Then Stanley Boles passed a motion (Sexton was the only no) to ask the committee to look at the Highway Department land. Road Superintendent David Cox said it was fine with him if his road commissioners approved. The little building will be back. In other action: ■ K. David Myers was re-hired as the county’s de-

linquent tax attorney, recommended by Trustee Gina Buckner and approved by the commission. The contract calls for compensation of 10 percent of delinquent taxes collected, which Myers estimated to be $150,000. Property owners pay the fee. ■ David Cox filed a sick leave policy which he said his office had never had. It

provides for one sick day a month and allows three days to be carried forward each year. ■ Brenda Jesse requested consideration for water along Tater Valley when the commission voted to apply for a community development block grant. ■ Ann Dyer, finance director, reported that David Cox is operating the Highway Department with 12 fewer employees. She submitted a transfer request to spend savings on road maintenance materials.


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opinion Grainger woes show need for central accounting Grainger County was zinged by a state audit released March 10 that showed several instances of bad management and possible crimes, according to a press release from state Comptroller Justin P. Wilson. “I am concerned that Grainger County had so many varied findings in this audit,” Wilson said. “Our auditors highlighted a number of problems – up to and including criminal activity – which require corrective action. I hope and trust that Grainger County officials will take these findings seriously so next year’s audit shows improvement.” The Comptroller’s office recommended that Grainger County adopt a centralized system of accounting, budgeting and purchasing. Interesting indeed, because Union County adopted such a centralized system in April 2013. Ann Dyer was hired as finance director. It took rare cooperation from Road Superintendent David Cox, Director of Schools Jimmy Carter and the school board, and County Mayor Mike Williams and the commission to pull this off, but Union County is way ahead of surrounding counties. The state audit indicated two Grainger County offices failed to use a competitive bidding process for certain purchases. The road superintendent’s office bought a used brush chipper for $15,500 after obtaining only one price quote. The director of schools’ office spent $403,700 on nine used buses without going through a competitive bidding process. State law gen-

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erally requires competitive bids for purchases valued at more than $10,000. The audit also revealed that time sheets for certain sheriff’s department employees were not signed by the employees, their supervisors or the sheriff. The audit noted that an employee in the county clerk’s office pled guilty last year to charges related to the theft of more than $10,000 in motor vehicle sales tax and registration renewal fees. It further noted that five sheriff’s department employees were indicted by the grand jury for various charges related to theft, rape and inappropriate treatment of prisoners. Those trials are pending. The full audit is online at www/ What a mess in Grainger County. Perhaps Union County should send Ann Dyer over to Rutledge a couple of days a week to get things straightened out.

Hubbs Grove Church Group in 1940: (front) Everett Turner, Jack Warwick, Kenneth Gose, Bruce Warwick, Vick Kitts Jr., Clayton Maples, Harry Waddington; (back) Mose Kitts, Geneva Raley, Walter Boles, Mattie Maples, Dorothy Gose, Jesse Gose, Ferrell Waddington, Ennis Robinson, Edith Raley, Carl Kitts, Ruth Kitts, Gray Kitts and Geneva Smith.

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We might say that Hubbs shaw County in which John Grove Community descend- Hubbs participated. Legend has it that John’s father and ed from Old John Hubbs. his father’s brother came to America from England, although the Hubbses may Bonnie have originated in Germany. Peters The General Assembly of South Carolina issued on March 16, 1783, an Indented Certificate to John Hubbs for 16 pounds, 11 shillings I do know one thing: and 5 pence for military Revolutionary soldier John duty. This certificate entiHubbs and the Hubbs fam- tled him to make purchases ily evolved into the largest of land at public sale or congenealogy I have ever seen – fiscated property and the Williams did not ease out 1,049 pages plus an 84 page Indent Certificate could be index. This was compiled in used as payment. Mayor Mike Williams Over time he purchased the 1970s so think about the said he did not “ease out more than a thousand acres size it would be now! the door” before the end John Hubbs was born be- with this certificate. of the Lincoln Day Dinner In the late 1780s John tween Dec. 25 and Dec. 31, as reported in last week’s married in South Carolina, 1763, near Hanging Rock, Shopper-News. S. C. (Kershaw County). He but we do not know to whom. He changed tables but told that he had no written They had two sons, James stayed until the end. “It’s record of his birth because born 1790 and William born not my pattern in life to ease out,” he told the county the Bible that contained his 1793. John’s wife died after birth record burned when the birth of William. commission on March 10. It is said that John raised Williams did not, howev- he was a young man. There were two Revolu- cattle on his land and drove er, speak as a candidate for tionary War battles in Ker- them to market at Greenre-election at the dinner. eville, Tenn. When he got to Greeneville he boarded his cattle at the farm of Zephaniah Woolsey. He met Mr. Woolsey’s daughter there and he and Rebecca

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Woolsey married in Greene County Oct. 5, 1795. In 1797, he bought 123 acres at Clear Branch in what is now Union County. Eight of their 12 children were born at Clear Branch. In 1807, he bought 170 acres on Flat Creek, where they relocated and remained the rest of their lives. Rebecca died around 1810 and John remarried Dec. 17, 1819, in Grainger County to Mary “Polly” Jones Hill. They had four children and lived together about 13 years. They separated but did not divorce and he provided for her and the children. If you’ve been counting, Old John fathered 18 children. John and his first wife’s son William, who married Phoebe Woolsey, had a son James born Aug. 14, 1818, who married Elizabeth Wyrick, born Aug. 12, 1820. James and Elizabeth’s third child, Oliver “Buck” Hubbs, settled between Flat Creek (Luttrell) and Maynardville. They lived in a log house near the intersection and the present church. According to Oliver’s granddaughter, Estelle

Edmondson Loy, Oliver gave the land for the school and church and that is how this community came to be known as Hubbs Grove. A tale that has followed this family is: A young man was boasting his family could trace its ancestry back to William the Conqueror. “I suppose,” remarked his friend, “you’ll be telling us that your ancestors were in the ark with Noah?” “Certainly not,” said the young man. “My people had a boat of their own!” I don’t know about that, but I do know that a few of them could have a boat of their own. The late Kenneth Douglas “Ken” Hubbs played professional baseball with the Chicago Cubs, Brent Baker (son of Hugh and Georgella Hubbs Baker) is a high level executive with Morgan Stanley in Atlanta, and actor David Keith are among the descendants of Old John Hubbs. Certainly, Estelle Edmondson Loy, who solved the Hubbs Grove mystery for me and who recently celebrated her 100th birthday, is a Union County treasure!

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Future favorite: Vic Wharton III I don’t know Todd Kelly try. There might have been Jr. but I like him because of a connection between that roots. Ditto Dillon Bates. move and the school adding his dad to the coaching staff. Do what? You never heard of Vic Wharton Jr. or Thompson’s Station, population Marvin 2,194, steeped in history, West Civil War battleground, Williamson County, between Franklin and Spring Hill? Young Vic III did what he could to make ThompThat said, until further son’s Station more fanotice, Vic Wharton III is mous. He played defensive my favorite incoming foot- back, quarterback, runball Volunteer. He has not ning back, wide receiver caught a pass or returned a and kick returner. He did punt for the orange but he all that very well, about has demonstrated a deep ap- 2,500 all-purpose yards as preciation of the University a senior, nine touchdowns of Tennessee, complete faith running, eight receiving, in Butch Jones and sincere six doing other things. He made a bunch of gratitude for an opportunity tackles, intercepted some to make a difference. Perhaps you know Whar- passes, threw a touchdown ton background basics. pass, had a 98-yard kickoff Former Volunteer all-SEC return, etc. One college coach said basketball guard Brandon Wharton, 1,651 points in the Vic is an instinctive defender. Another said he is late 1990s, is his uncle. Vic was an athletic fresh- better as a receiver, not a man of some distinction at burner but once under 4.4 in the 40-yard dash. If that Catholic High. He transferred to Christ isn’t flying, it is take-off Presbyterian Academy out- speed. Some who do recruiting side of Nashville and had a great sophomore year in foot- evaluations say he is a fourstar prospect. That is inciball, basketball and track. He transferred again, dental. Here’s what matters: to Independence High in Because of Jones, Vic was Thompson’s Station, and more interested in Cincinbecame one of the better nati than Tennessee when all-around, mid-sized (6-0, Derek Dooley was coach. When Jones switched 190) athletes in the coun-

schools, Wharton decided he was part of the package. He had to wait only for confirmation that he was wanted. Butch had previously offered a Cincinnati scholarship after Vic camped with the Bearcats. When the Tennessee offer came, Vic was first to commit for the class of 2014. He called Jones on Christmas Day 2012. A few minutes later, he appointed himself assistant recruiting coordinator and called TK. That is code for the aforementioned Todd Kelly Jr. Soon others were in the loop. The theme was the future, trying to restore Tennessee football to its rightful place of prominence. Over and over, Vic Wharton III said to prospective teammates, “Once we get there, we are going to help make a difference.” Optimism. Enthusiasm. Faith in tomorrow. And why not? “I think he’s the greatest coach in the country,” Wharton said of Lyle Allen “Butch” Jones Jr. “I mean I just can’t wait to play for him.” Even with more talent on the roster, I am almost certain there is still a place for leadership. The Vic Wharton approach is good enough for now. Marvin West invites reader response. His address is

Five years of ‘Thunder’ celebrated at Jazz and Bluegrass Concert Pellissippi State will recognize the 5th anniversary of Hardin Valley Thunder, the college’s bluegrass group, at the Jazz and Bluegrass Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus.

The community is invited. The event is free; however, donations will be accepted at the door for the Pellissippi State Foundation, with proceeds benefiting the Music Scholarship Fund. “We are expecting 10 to

15 former Thunder members to participate in a special alumni performance,” said Larry Vincent, the ensemble’s leader. The alumni will play “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” and “Sitting on Top of the World.”


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Parenting classes set Parenting classes for parents with children of any age will be offered at the Union County Extension Office, 3925 Maynardville Highway, from 10 a.m. until noon on Mondays. Once a 4-week course begins, no newcomers will be admitted. The next 4-week course will begin on April 7. The cost is $20 per session or $60 one-time at the start of the course. Parenting Apart: Effective Co-Parenting for Divorcing Parents will be offered 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 25, April 29, May 27, June 24, July 22, Aug. 26, Sept. 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 25 and Dec. 30. Participants will learn about divorce and mediation, domestic violence, dealing with stress, how children react to divorce, communication skills, helping children get through the divorce, keeping children out of the middle of your conflicts and the family after divorce. The class meets the requirements for parent education for divorcing parents of minor children. Info: Rebecca Hughes, 992-8038.

The color purple Public school teachers in the early 1970s could seem magical to second graders in a year that, like Scrooge, brought visitation from three spirits – mumps, chicken pox and measles. A student who contracted any of these infirmities could expect to be out of school two weeks per affliction. Thanks to vaccination, these diseases rarely affect students today.

Ronnie Mincey TEACHER TIME I remember Ms. Leah Monroe Wolfe being a wonderful teacher. She gave each of us plastic counters to help us learn place value and to count past 100. She also gave us cardboard clocks with metal hands, each with a plastic stand, to help us learn to tell time. A major feature of that year’s reading book was the story of Curious George, the mischievous monkey that belonged to the man in the yellow suit. Ms. Leah was an effective disciplinarian. I remember one boy being sent to the principal for writing in his spelling book. To my sevenyear-old mind, this seemed the epitome of wickedness rewarded with the greatest possible punishment; in my opinion, it would have been less scary for Ms. Leah to have paddled him with her “bolo” paddle than to have sent him to Mr. Lynch. Additionally, Ms. Leah was mystically empowered to determine if any student was lying, the second most heinous crime a second grader could commit. When

students were suspected of telling untruths, Ms. Leah would have them stick out their tongues – if their tongues were purple, they were guilty of falsehood and appropriately disciplined. Only Ms. Leah had this power – we tried it on each other during recess, but to me everyone’s tongue seemed the same, even if I knew for a fact a classmate was telling a whopper. Ms. Leah would have been a great asset to the law enforcement and legal professions if they could have made use of her talent as a human lie detector. The secret remained hers alone. The last time I saw and spoke with Ms. Leah was at the high school one morning in the spring of my sophomore year when she came to visit her sisters, Miss Eileen Monroe and Ms. Vauda Lee Needham. Ms. Leah was suffering from a brain tumor and passed away that winter. When we talked I was in the process of applying to work on the Summer Youth Employment Program for the first time. Ms. Needham told me later that one of the last things Ms. Leah said to her was, “You see that Ronnie Mincey gets that job.” That’s what makes great teachers legendary – their interest in and love for their students continues long after the responsibility for classroom instruction ends. How many times teachers have worked without recognition to help former students succeed will never be known, but I personally know of one special time, and I am both honored and humbled that one of this great lady’s last earthly thoughts was for my wellbeing. Next week I will discuss an important but non-academic facet of education.

Come to the water “In those days [Jesus] departed to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God.” (Luke Fr. Steve Pawelk 6:12). Sometimes I hear people say, “What we need is a revival”. Yet, I think we need a retreat more. Like Jesus, we need to depart to the mountains or a deserted place (see Mark 1: 35) and pray. Before beginning his public ministry immediately after his baptism, Jesus went to the desert to pray for forty days and forty nights. Sometimes our lives become one non-stop car ride. We are rushing to work, rushing the kids or grandkids here and there, rushing to the store for this or that. Sometimes we do so much rushing we do not even get to church. It may seem there is not a moment to ourselves. We need to stop and go up the mountain to pray. If we never slow down and listen to the voice of God, all our running around will bear no real purpose. How do we discover what God wants us to do instead of what the

world or others tell us we need to do? When we do have a moment to ourselves we fill it with noise. We turn the TV on, engage in social media, internet surf, blast the radio or play video games. If the few opportunities to relax are filled with noise and images, when we will slow down enough, sit still in quiet long enough, to hear the voice of God? His voice is in the Bible. His Word is Jesus. So before there can be a revival, there needs to be a retreat. Be good to yourself. Take time away from the normal pace of life. Go somewhere to be alone with God. He wants to talk to you! Jesus Christ desires to tell you how much He loves you and cares for you. He wishes to tell you that you are in His thoughts every day. Be still and hear God’s voice. Remember Elijah heard God in a tiny whisper. (1 Kings 19:9 - 14).

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THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 16 The 2014 annual Used Book Sale organized by the Friends of the Knox County Public Library, at the Knoxville Convention and Exhibition Center in the Holiday Inn, World’s Fair Park. Schedule/info: www. or 215-8775.

SUNDAYS THROUGH JUNE 8 GriefShare grief recovery group, 3-5 p.m., room 104, Fountain City UMC, 212 Hotel Road in Fountain City. Cost: $15 for materials. Child care available through 5th grade: $5 per child per session. To register: 689-5175.


SATURDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 15-16 East Tennessee Daffodil Society flower show, 1-5 p.m., UT Ag. Campus, Ellington Plant Sciences Building, 2436 Joe Johnson Drive. Free to the public.

MONDAY, MARCH 17 Phillip Martin, Pastor of Cedar Grove Baptist in Kingston, will be guest speaker, 6:45 p.m., Sharon Baptist Church, 7916 Pedigo Road. Part of March Gladness series. Info: Luttrell Seniors monthly luncheon, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the community center. Entertainment by John Clark. Bring items for the Yard Sale in the Park. Everyone welcome. Info: Fran, 992-0678.



Terrific Brunch Techniques with Chef Lance Parker of Cru Bistro Downtown, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Cost: $50. Info/reservations: 922-9916 or www.avantisavoia. com. UT Hospice Adult Grief Support Group meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info/reservation: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6277.


Spring Craft Show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Lions Club Building at Fountain City Park. Fundraiser for Adrian Burnett Elementary School’s 5th grade Safety Patrol trip to Washington, D.C. Thunder Road Gospel Jubilee, 6 p.m., WMRD 94.5 FM, 1388 Main St., Maynardville. All pickers and singers welcome. The Samuel Frazier Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meeting for the Historical Preservation “Witness to History” program, 11 a.m., the East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay St. Presentation: “The East TN Story through Important Artifacts” by Cherel Henderson. Visitors are welcome. Info: Martha Kroll, 603-4655. Powell Church Clothes Closet Winter Apparel Cleanout, 9 a.m.-noon, Powell Church, 323 W. Emory Road. Info: Free Clothing/Household Goods giveaway, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Christ UMC, 7535 Maynardville Highway. “Stuff-A-Bag” sale sponsored by the Halls Crossroads Women’s League, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., The Closet, corner of Maynardville Highway and Cunningham Road. $5 per bag to purchase good, used clothing; donations appreciated. Proceeds will be used to purchase school supplies for children in need.

94.5 FM, 1388 Main St., Maynardville. All pickers and singers welcome. The Captain W.Y.C. Hannum Chapter #1881, United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting, 10:30 a.m., Green Meadow Country Club in Alcoa. Business session, 11 a.m. followed by lunch. Guest speaker: Doris Campbell, “A Hard Life for the Wives and Mothers left Behind During the WBTS.” Visitors welcome. Reservations/info: Charlotte Miller, 4486716. Inaugural Spring Sing, 7 p.m., Hickory Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 2229 Walker Ford Road, Maynardville. Featuring several local groups. Everyone welcome. Open Music Jam, 7-9:30 p.m., Narrow Ridge Mac Smith Resource Center, 1936 Liberty Hill Road, Washburn. Guests welcome to participate. Free and open to all ages. Info: Mitzi, 497-3603, or community@

Union County Retired Teachers meeting, noon, Hardee’s back room.

THURSDAY, MARCH 20 Parent to Parent Support meeting for parents of children with mental health diagnoses, 6-8 p.m., KTOWN Youth Empowerment Network, 901 E. Summit Hill Drive. Info: Alicia, 474-6692 or abanks@tnvoices. org. Spring Equinox Celebration, 7-9 p.m., Narrow Ridge Mac Smith Resource Center, 1936 Liberty Hill Road, Washburn. Family friendly, non-alcoholic event. Info: Mitzi, 497-3603, or

FRIDAY, MARCH 21 Bubba Brew’s Sports Pub & Grill opening for the season, starting at noon. Located at Beach Island Resort and Marina on Norris Lake.

SATURDAY, MARCH 22 Thunder Road Gospel Jubilee, 6 p.m., WMRD

Collagraph Printmaking Workshop, 1-5 p.m., Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Instructor: Emily Tuttle. One of the “Featured Tennessee Artist” workshop series. Registration deadline: March 15. Info: 494-9854 or www.

SATURDAYS, MARCH 22 - APRIL 26 Wheel Throwing: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Instructor: Sandra McEntire. Registration deadline: March 15. Info: 494-9854 or

SUNDAY, MARCH 23 Free concert featuring pianist and vocalist Terri Conner, 10:45 a.m., Third Creek Baptist, 4917 Oak Ridge Highway. All welcome.

MONDAY, MARCH 24 Phil Young, Associational Missions Leadership of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, will be guest speaker, 6:45 p.m., Sharon Baptist Church, 7916 Pedigo Road. Part of March Gladness series. Info:

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FBLA members win Celebrating Blake Wallaceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s football scholarship to Lindsey Wilson College are (front) Billy Wallace, Blake Wallace, Lori Wallace, Union County High FuTeiarrah Land and Abby Weaver with coaches Tyler Carr, Kyle Starnes, Ryan Brinkmann and Ethan Edmiston. Photo by Libby Morgan ture Business Leader Association members competed online in a regional competition that was cancelled due to snow in February. Lana Booker, advisor for the group, says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;FBLA memHeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fast and strong and he were under the guidance of ever he sets out to do.â&#x20AC;? By Libby Morgan bers chose from business and Wallace was recruited by technology-related topics to Blake Wallace has signed will be an asset to the Blue former coach and current a football scholarship with Raiders,â&#x20AC;? said UCHS head biology teacher Danny Sat- Lindsey Wilson to be a de- reveal their expertise. terfield, who says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blake is fensive back and a running Lindsey Wilson College in coach Ethan Edmiston. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Congratulations to JackThe 2013-14 season was a bright, motivated kid who back, but he says he will try son Brantley and Tucker EdColumbia, Ky. works hard. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a plan out for safety. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blake is a key playmaker Edmistonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first as coach. mondson, who both placed Wallaceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first three years for his future and I think He plans to study busi- in the top five and will adon offense and defense. He was the leader of our team. as a Patriot football player heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a success in what- ness management. vance to the state level.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tucker received second place in Agribusiness and Jackson received third in Introduction to Information Technology.â&#x20AC;? Other participants were Autumn Staley, Eric Collins, David Davis, Samantha Myers and Kayla Sharp. Eight additional members submitted entries in December for state level designs. The results for the state designs will be revealed in April at the State Leadership Conference.

Stacy Smith, Jennifer Williams, Beth Bailey and Andi Mathis work in the new Data Room at Luttrell Elementary. Photo by Libby Morgan

Crunching data at Luttrell By Libby Morgan Luttrell Elementary School has designated a â&#x20AC;&#x153;situation roomâ&#x20AC;? for teachers to see the big picture of their studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; academic status. With the uplifting acronym SMART â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Tracking â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Goals, the teachers have yet another rep orting protocol to carry out with color-coded folders and sheets. The walls of the new Data Room are lined with rows of post-it notes. The short rows that stand for below average and well below average are the main focus for the effort.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are tracking percentages, and with this system, we can easily see the need and our progress in bringing extra resources to these students,â&#x20AC;? says Stacy Smith, instructional facilitator. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get together in here to share strategies among teachers, discuss and plan intervention groups and address an individual studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs with centers provided in the classrooms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parental involvement is key. We struggle to get parents to bring the children who need extra attention to after school tutoring and programs.â&#x20AC;? If these students need

extra attention, and parents arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stepping up, how can a teacher find the time? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do what we can, and this new system will be good, but we also welcome volunteers, anytime, to give these kids some one-onone time in our classroom,â&#x20AC;? says one teacher, with Smith nodding in agreement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Please tell your readers they can make a huge difference in helping these struggling students learn. If we can help the student at a young age, we can and will turn their lives around. â&#x20AC;&#x153;An hour a week can be more than some parents are able to give to their child.â&#x20AC;?

Chiro and the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;popsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chiropractic Outlook By Dr. Darrell Johnson, DC One of the offbeat little sensations that has become associated with the notion of chiropractic care is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;poppingâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;crackingâ&#x20AC;? sound that sometimes occurs when a doctor of chiropractic is doing a spinal adjustment. There really is nothing unusual about it. A lubricant called synovial fluid occurs naturally in the bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s joints. The fluid is a source of nutrients for the cells that maintain the cartilage in the joint. Dissolved gases, including about 80 percent carbon dioxide, nitrogen and oxy-

gen are in synovial fluid. Each of your vertebrae, the individual bones that make up the spine, has two sets of facet joints, which allow for flexibility, including moving your head and neck. When a chiropractor adjusts the spine, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not unusual for a gas bubble to escape from a facet joint with a popping or cracking sound. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s similar to the sound that occurs when someone cracks his or her knuckles. The noise is actually the result of a change of pressure inside

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