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GEAR UP is underway Horace Maynard Middle School has 225 7th graders, the cohort Class of 2018 at Union County High School. GEAR UP is aimed at these students who will receive special counseling and even overnight college visits – all with the goal of getting them prepared for and invested in attending college.



April 13, 2013

See Sandra’s story on page 2

Advice on following a legend (Dave) Hart got it right. Holly Warlick has justified her promotion. Tennessee has recruited boldly. The future is bright. Holly and the legend are forever linked.

Read Marvin West on page 5

The Brock community The Brock community – probably named for A. J. and Phebe Brock – is located in the northeastern section of Hickory Valley .

Read Bonnie Peters on page 4

4-H Congress The 66th annual Tennessee 4-H Congress was held in March in Nashville at the State Capitol. Among the 425 high school students attending were Mary Morgan, Michael Foust and Martin Dickey from Union County.

See story on page 6


Seeking leaders The Tennessee Valley Coalition to End Homelessness is seeking additional members for the board of directors. The group, which serves 12 counties, especially needs help from Union County. Skills should include: Law enforcement/corrections, workforce investment, public housing, homeless liaisons, state government, funder advocacy, hospitals or medical representatives, homeless or formerly homeless. All candidates must successfully complete an application. Info: Richard Wellons, president, at or Melanie Cordell, executive director, at

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Elbert Helton and his sawmill By Libby Morgan Elbert Helton has a building habit. His creekside property on Archer Road is just about full with attractive cabins, homes, sheds, a smokehouse, a playhouse and logs in all stages of becoming lumber for the next project. He has walnut, white pine, yellow pine, western cedar, juniper, white oak and red oak “on the hoof,” that is, in log form, and huge stacks of rough sawn

have two to 10 years left,” he says. “I’m hoping for more.” In addition to building adult-sized structures, Elbert loves to build miniatures, such as birdhouses. He’s just finished a poplar log cabin birdhouse that features a cedar shake roof, a front porch and a wing (pun intended) out the back. And then there’s the furniture. There are picnic tables, stools, chairs and benches. And pieces worthy of becoming wall art that are simply slices of Mother Nature’s cre-

The beauty of natural cedar shingles on one of the Helton homes. At top, Elbert Helton. Photos by Libby Morgan ations, exposed by just the And there’s siding worright angle of a cut through thy of any beautiful home. curly grain or the crotch of a branching tree. To page A-3

Putting ourselves out of business By Libby Morgan The goal of the humane society in Union County is to become obsolete – for there to be no unwanted, no abused, no neglected animals in the whole area. And they’re making progress toward this mission. Raising public awareness, spaying and neutering, better methods to connect lost and found animals, shelter partnerships across the country, and effective fundraising to further all of these efforts have resulted in measurable progress in lowering the number of animals arriving at the shelter and raising the number of adoptions. Tammy Rouse, a founder of the Union County Humane Society, has for almost two decades defied all odds and worked tirelessly to actualize this progress. Beginning in a shed and an

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“We found Tammy’s place by calling around searching for a cat in need of a home,” said Tracy Chretien, speaking at the shelter’s annual banquet last Saturday. “But it had to be one that we knew could get along with our other cats. We lost one recently and all of us – me, my husband and our cats – felt a big void in our home. “The other shelters we looked into had all the cats in separate cages. The cats at Union County were living together, in a big clean room with space to play and climb. We knew we’d found a socialized cat, we just had to pick one from A very few paid staff members depend on the many volun- all the nice ones there! teers who come to help with the daily chores at the Humane “So we made the trip up Society’s shelter. Halls High grad Lila Moore works there full- here tonight to support the time and is a pre-veterinarian student. Photo by Libby Morgan shelter. We think it’s the best one around, and we old trailer in 1996, the fa- for, at present, 65 dogs, 20 are thrilled to help such a cility has grown into a spa- cats and four “loud-mouth” great place keep up such cious, easy-to-clean home pet birds. great work.”


The Chretiens were among more than 130 who attended the banquet and enjoyed the banter and music by board member Ralph Shick. B&G Catering of Corryton served a full banquet meal, including meatless options, with help from the Union County High School Future Farmers of America. More than 50 donated items were sold. Mayor Mike Williams got the attention of the group by setting up a cardboard Dale Earnhardt “for no reason whatsoever.” Then, from the box Dale arrived in, Williams brought out a blue-andwhite “Union County Humane Society” directional sign for installation on Highway 33 at Hickory Star. To page A-3

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Education is Chamber priority GEAR UP launches at middle school By Sandra Clark Studies show that one of the critical factors in student achievement is parental involvement, says Chamber president Julie Graham. “The Chamber recognizes the parents and families who joined their student in learning about GEAR UP.” The crowd was bit smaller than hoped for on a sunny Tuesday evening. Seventh graders and their parents and caregivers were invited for dinner to kick off the county’s second GEAR UP program. Horace Maynard Middle School has 225 7th graders, the cohort Class of 2018 at Union County High School. GEAR UP is aimed at these students who will receive special counseling and even overnight college visits – all with the goal of getting them prepared for and invested in attending college. Both Walters State and Pellissippi State community colleges set up information booths on April 9. Each student was given a backpack with information about programs, study skills, tutoring and more. “The purpose is to introduce the students and the parents to the support systems available that will help the students realize their dream,” said Graham. Jamie Branton, GEAR UP site coordinator, said three adults will accompany eight

students on a 2-day trip to Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville this spring. She urged students to apply. “All activities are free, provided by the (GEAR UP) grant,” said project director Susan Oaks. “I hope to get to know you well (during the program),” she told the students and parents. “This is not a one and done deal,” said David Burk, assistant principal at Horace Maynard Middle School. “This is a seven year program designed to get your child into college.” Branton urged parents to explore TN Achieves, a program started by Knox entrepreneur Randy Boyd, which helps students fund their first year at the state’s community colleges. Two of three counselors from Union County High School were on hand Tuesday, along with principal Linda Harrell. “I’m here as a parent tonight,” she said, introducing husband Mark and son Jake, a 7th grader at HMMS and a member of the cohort. Dual Enrollment: This program, in conjunction with Walters State, allows students to take college classes while in high school, and those credits are transferable to any state public funded two- and four-year school. The benefit to the student and family is money saved by earning credits in high school. The GEAR UP grant does provide funding for the program, and private donors such as the Chamber and individuals have donat-

Charlie Hamilton introduces himself to speakers at the GEAR UP program: middle school assistant principal David Burk, project director Susan Oaks and site coordinator Jamie Branton. Photos by S. Clark ed to support scholarships and funding for books. For a student interested in pursuing a career in the sciences or technology, it is great to get that freshman English course out of the way or for the humanities/ English/ History major to complete the math requirement. TN Achieves is also available to students at UCHS. This program provides last dollar scholarships for students attending Walters State, Roane State or Pellissippi State. Local volunteers provide the mentoring required to support UCHS students with this program, said Graham. Many job vacancies exist in East Tennessee and the need for technical or skill trained students is on the increase. These jobs include welders, construction, machinists and other emerging technologies for which the community colleges and technology centers

Cadie Chapell, 7th grader, enjoys a Petro with mom Christy Chapell. are currently creating pro- being sent to regional and grams. national media outlets each month that promote Entrepreneur an aspect of Union County and tourism. This month’s Center opens And for the individual articles include a focus on who wants to own their own the marinas and an article business, A ribbon-cutting about Trails and Byways in was held for the opening of Union County. Future articles will inthe Knoxville Entrepreneur clude features on local muCenter last Friday. sic, Civil War, Big Ridge This center is designed to serve the region, providing State Park, hiking, birding space to encourage budding and fishing. The Chamber is asking entrepreneurs and to assist with resources and support local festivals to submit an article to promote their business dreams. event. Articles must be rePR Web and Vocus ceived 90 days in advance Two press releases are of the festival date.

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Sawin’ wood The sawyer cuts the boards on three sides, leaving the natural edge, allowing the installer to create a work of art by nailing the pieces up with the edges exposed. The Heltons make wood shingles, too, for siding and roofing. Elbert reminisces about his early building years. “I bought the first load of concrete from Jim George (Union Concrete on Hwy. 33 at the time) in 1972 for $12 a yard. Now it averages $123 a yard, and you’ve gotta be an engineer to order concrete, with all the different mixes

There are several structural works of art on the Helton property. Elbert in the doorway of the smokehouse which is set up to infuse hams and bacon with hickory smoke; even the birds have a handcrafted mansion; the cabin on the lake looks like it could be in the Rockies; and a playhouse has a loft inside.

From page A-1 for different purposes,” says Elbert. “Torey’s become our expert.” Torey is the owner of Helton Concrete, headquartered on the 10-acre Helton land, and says his company does pours all over the region. “We have poured concrete over pipes for many years,” says Torey, referring to floors heated with hot water running through the concrete. “They used to use copper pipe, but copper will corrode in contact with concrete, and PEX is now the way to go. PEX transfers

heat just fine, needs less fittings because it’s flexible, and will last longer.” Torey has a limited number of stamps for concrete, but looks forward to being able to buy more patterns as the need arises. “We color concrete, too, but I’m not a fan of staining it after the pour. It will eventually wear off. We color the whole mix so the color stays through any surface treatment, even grinding. Exposed aggregate is also a great way to make a con-

crete floor really nice, too.” And if all that isn’t enough to do, the family raises hogs on other land and uses time-

honored methods for curing the meat, using sugar and hickory smoke. Elbert’s other son, Lee, is

Humane Society “This is in memory of my dog Dakota, a great friend to me,” said Williams. Margaret “Pid” LaWare, the new president of the board of directors, announced a plan of action for the coming year, citing as priorities furthering public awareness and raising funds, to be addressed by continuing the low price spay and neuter programs, publishing a quarterly newsletter, and holding a golf tournament and a motorcycle run. “The community is our partner in this endeavor. We couldn’t have done it without all our efforts together,” said Rouse to the banquet crowd. “The most important thing we can do is reduce the population. “We spayed or neutered

in the wood business, too, as a crew leader for Wolf Tree, a 90-year-old company in Knoxville. From page A-1

1,100 animals in 2012, and Dr. Carson Hutchison is to thank for being such a force in reducing populations out there. He did 5,000 animals at five shelters last year. Just think of the impact. “We had almost 500 fewer animals come in to the shelter in 2012 compared to 2011. We are making progress.” “We returned 68 lost animals to their owners. Call the shelter if your animal is lost. We will help.”

Back at work Monday, Rouse hit the ground running for another week’s start. “The banquet was a great success. A lot of the people there had not attended before. It is good to see so many people who care enough about our cause and our mission to give up a beautiful Saturday evening to join us for this event. We raised more than $14,500,” said Rouse.

“I would like to thank all of our table hosts who did a great job of getting folks there, as well as our event sponsors and everyone who donated to our silent and live auctions.” To donate your time or money to the Union County Humane Society, call them at 992-7969, email uchs., or post to P.O. Box 625, Maynardville, TN 37807.

Come to the water New friends of the Union County Humane Society and executive director Tammy Rouse (center), Roland and Tracy Chretien of Knoxville attended the agency’s annual banquet to show their support. Photo by Libby Morgan

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“Peace be with you.” (John 20:19) Have you been betrayed by a family Fr. Steve Pawelk member or trusted friend? Just imagine if you were at work and your companions were stealing, but they blamed you and you were fired. How would you respond to them the next time you saw them? I doubt your words would be “Peace be with you.” Jesus is betrayed by his friends. Most of them run away. One of the closest in his circle, Peter, denies him. Yet, the first time He sees them, after rising from the dead, is “Peace be with you.” Not once, but three times he greets them with “Peace be with you.” (John 20: 19,21,26). This is the incredible grace of Jesus Christ. He did not judge his friends nor speak harsh words to them. He forgives them in saying “Peace be with you.” This is what so many of us are seeking. A deep sense of peace and forgiveness. We need a sense of belonging and knowledge that we are

okay with God. We need to have confidence that even though we may have sinned, forgiveness and a new beginning is possible. The resurrection of Jesus Christ conquers all evil, including death. As Paul writes in Romans, “ “Death is swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin and the power of sin is law. But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Rom. 15: 54-56). One of the most basic truths of faith is that Christ has conquered death, releasing new life for all. Every deadly sin and action is forgiven. God’s peace is freely offered. The resurrected Christ greets us just as He did His frightened disciples: “Peace be with you.” That is the power and reality of unconditional love. When we allow Christ to enter our hearts and souls, He frees us from shame, evil and the hurts we carry. He sets us free. He gives us peace!! Fr. Steve Pawelk, Pastor Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Mission, 4365 Maynardville Hwy. 992-7222.



Paul Hill returns to road commission Former Commissioner Paul Hill was selected by County Commission last week to replace Allen Collins on the Union County Road Commission. Hill was defeated by Collins 535-517 in 2010, according to the WATE-TV website. Road Superintendent David Cox said Hill was recommended by his colleagues after Collins moved out of the first district and resigned. The Road Commission meets monthly to oversee Paul Hill operations of the road department. Hill is a former sheriff.

The ballad of good and evil Ponder with me the relative danger of making funny about a priest or a lawyer. Both can cause grave harm.

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That said, I just couldn’t resist the headline with the picture at right. Mayor Mike Williams invited Father Steve Pawelk to speak to the County Commission last week. Williams and everyone else was impressed with Father Steve’s remarks at the UCBPA Prayer Breakfast (printed in last week’s Shopper). So he came to the commission to bring his message of togetherness, unity and common purpose. His talk was wonderful, marred only by an intermittent short in the microphone. When Father Steve sat down, the resident commission curmudgeon, J.M. Bailey, asked for the floor. “I’ve got a motion,” he said. “Wow!” I thought. J.M. is going to give money to the school system or the jail in the spirit of unity! He cleared his throat while we waited expectantly. “I move that we spend whatever it takes to fi x that microphone!” he said. In the spirit of unity, his motion passed unanimously.

In fact, everything passed unanimously on Tuesday except when Mike Sexton voted against giving $2,000 to support the annual Heritage Festival. James Russell successfully argued for up to $5,000 for a feasibility study on land in the industrial park for Rick Spears, owner of Malibu Collision on Hwy. 33, to construct a carbon-fiber factory. “This is a well of opportunity, but sometimes you’ve got to prime the well before you can drink the water,” said J.T., waxing almost as poetic as Father Steve. When Finance Director Ann Dyer said the county had funds available ($77,000 unspent in the community development line), Jonathan Goforth led efforts to fund the study. “This makes a statement to other businesses,” said Russell. ■ Road Superintendent David Cox was allowed to borrow $58,000 to buy two short-arm mowers. He and Dyer said the 3-year financing could be repaid with savings in his department where he now has seven fewer employees than the previous superintendent. ■ A gate for Hickory Pointe was deferred after county attorney K. David Myers said it’s “a criminal act” to construct a gate on a county road. ■ Commission OK’d Cox to pave city of Maynardville streets, with costs reimbursed.

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The Brock community As I write about many Union County place names you will see “located in Hickory Valley” because Hickory Valley crosses Union County. It runs along Walkers Ford Road to the northeast. Hwy 33 divides sections of Hickory Valley Road as does Hickory Star Road and Highway 61 to the west in the Big Ridge community. Hickory Valley Road ends at the intersection of Norris Freeway.

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All this is to say the Brock community – probably named for A. J. and Phebe Brock – is located in the northeastern section of Hickory Valley . A one-room school was in operation in the community down on Dotson Creek as early as 1920. This was in the area to be flooded by the new Norris Lake, so it was necessary to have a relocated new school. A deed registered May 19, 1935, granted by O. N. and Lillie Walters and Frank and Lottie Walters transferred a

Brock Elementary School in 1920 served grades 1-8. Photo by B. O. Duggan parcel of land to Union County Board of Education for $75. This property had previously been owned by Scott Brock. However, the one-room school was in the community before 1920. My friend Charlie Haynes spoke with his Uncle Earl Walker who is 94 and still as sharp as an axe. Mr. Walker, who is the twin brother of the late Ireland Walker Cooke, recalled that the two-room Rosenwald design school was ready

when he started to school at Brock in the fall of 1925. Brock must have been one of the first schools built by this design as many of them were built in the 1930s. I expect the land holding was expanded or perhaps the original deed may have been in Grainger County. Maybe there had not previously been a deed. Sometimes it is very hard to piece together the history. Charlie Haynes also spoke with his brother, O. L. Haynes, a retired engineer

who left Tennessee after college to work at Cape Canaveral. O. L. thinks he may have a more specific note about the naming of this community. If he does, I’ll write about it later. The Brock Community Center is located beside Hickory Valley Baptist Church on Walkers Ford Road. Some names synonymous with the Brock Community are Brock, Butcher, Campbell, Chesney, Edmondson, Haynes, Shumate, Walker and Walters.

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How to follow a legend Following a legendary coach is a daring high-wire act. History says there are far more missteps, slips, falls and crashes than happy landings. Robert R. Neyland? Harvey Robinson didn’t want to be head coach of Tennessee football in 1953 but accepted the call and tried to pick up where the General left off. He lasted two seasons. Paul “Bear” Bryant? Ray Perkins might have made it but that dreadful 5-6 season told Alabama boosters what they already feared, that the replacement was a mere mortal. The Crimson Tide could not tolerate hu-

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man mediocrity. Perkins recovered but was never appreciated. An attractive offer from the Tampa Bay Bucs caused him to leave his alma mater. John Wooden? Gene Bartow never accomplished perfection but had a very good record in two seasons at UCLA. He did not enjoy his work. Gene discovered unreasonable

expectations and unsavory happenings behind the scenes, packed his bags and moved to AlabamaBirmingham. Bobby Knight? I didn’t even remember who was next after Indiana fired Knight. I had to look it up. The answer is Mike Davis. Tough act to follow. Pat Summitt? Replacing one of the greatest coaches ever, historic ambassador of women’s basketball, was a monumental challenge compounded by the departure of five Tennessee regulars. Holly Warlick, 54, jumped at the opportunity. Pat passed the torch and handed Holly her whistle.

The harder half They sent some Pharisees and followers of Herod to bait him, hoping to catch him saying something incriminating. They came up and said, “Tell us:… Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” He knew it was a trick question, and said, “Why are you playing these games with me? Bring me a coin and let me look at it.” They handed him one. “This engraving who does it look like? And whose name is on it?” “Caesar,” they said. Jesus said, “Give Caesar what is his, and give God what is his.” Their mouths hung open, speechless. (Mark 12: 13-17 “The Message”)

We complain about paying taxes; it’s right there in the Bill of Rights: “Americans have the right to complain about sending part of their hard-earned money to Washington.” Well, maybe it isn’t there in so many words, but still…. The fact that we

surrender some of every paycheck throughout the year, then take the time (and effort) to cope with a Form 1040, and actually sit down and write the check for what we owe (even if we grumble as we do so!) is a testament to the American spirit of patriotism.

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I love this country, and I pay my taxes. It is how we Americans keep a government in place. I know that the system isn’t perfect, but a government is a whole heap better than anarchy. The Jews knew that, too. They may have hated Rome and despised Caesar, but there was peace throughout the Mediterranean at the time, and although the Jews had to pay taxes (sometimes exorbitant taxes!), they were allowed to live and worship as they saw fit. We read this passage and think, “Yeah, OK, so I’ll pay my taxes already

ning up and down the sidelines to get her message across. All this was punctuated with shrill whistling. It sounded like shift change at the factory. A few other bad days encroached but Holly Warlick walked that high wire and led her team to the SEC championship. It reached the Elite Eight in the big tournament. Some of us were disappointed with the ending. Guard Meighan Simmons summed up the hurt of falling short of the Final Four. “Holly deserved it.” Hart got it right. The coach has justified her promotion. Tennessee has recruited boldly. The future is bright. Holly and the legend are forever linked.

The transition was not uncomfortable. The two had been partners almost forever. In the beginning, Holly was a track star at Bearden High. She came to UT on a track scholarship and walked on for baskets. She became Summit’s threetime all-American guard (1977-80). Holly went away for a few minutes, came back when called and was a very capable and totally loyal Summitt assistant for 27 seasons. All that made her part owner of eight NCAA championships. Tennessee hung Holly’s No. 22 from the arena rafters. The Women’s Hall of Fame bestowed full honors. God gave her a star for doing her best as acting

coach for “Season Impossible,” last season when Pat was ill but still on the bench. About this time last April, Dave Hart rewarded Holly with the official assignment and a salary of $485,000. She assembled an excellent staff and generated some excitement but there were doubts. Southeastern Conference coaches, asked to vote in a preseason poll, smiled and picked Tennessee to finish fifth. Holly did not flee. Tennessee lost the opener at Chattanooga. Holly was shocked but hung in there. Injuries hit hard but the new coach stayed steady in the boat. That isn’t right. There was a lot of yelling and jumping around and run-

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and make Caesar happy! And I’ll go to church, too, so that God gets God’s portion as well.” But there is the rub. What exactly is God’s portion? A lot of people flinch at the notion of tithing. And maybe Jesus was talking about money in that portion of his statement too: “Give Caesar his taxes and God His tithe.” Except for one thing. The words of C. S. Lewis keep running through my head. Possibly the most breathtaking, frightening description of what it really means to become God’s man or God’s woman is described in this paragraph from Lewis’ “Mere Christianity:” “Christ says ‘Give me All. I don’t want so much of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work: I want You. I

have not come to torment your natural self, but to kill it. No half-measures are any good. I don’t want to cut off a branch here and a branch there. I want to have the whole tree down…. The moment you put yourself in My hands, that is what you are in for. Nothing less, or other, than that. You have free will, and if you choose, you can push Me away. But if you do not push Me away, understand that I am going to see this job through. Whatever suf-

fering it may cost you in your earthly life, whatever inconceivable purification it may cost you after death, whatever it costs Me, I will never rest, nor let you rest, until you are literally perfect — until my Father can say without reservation that He is well pleased with you, as He said He was well pleased with me. This I can do and will do. But I will not do anything less.’” That is the harder half. Makes paying taxes look like child’s play, doesn’t it?

WORSHIP NOTES Revivals ■ Church of God of Knoxville, 5912 Thorn Grove Pike, will hold revival services 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, and 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Evangelist: Nesley Jean-Baptiste of Far Rockaway, N.Y. All welcome. Info: 748-5403.

PARENTS CAN INFLUENCE TEENS’ FRIENDS We all know that as parents we can have an influence on our teens’ decisions about drinking and/or using drugs. Did you know that your teens’ friends’ parents can also have a big impact? A report recently published in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine suggests that mothers who are authoritative (they balance nurturing and responsiveness with setting and holding their teens accountable for high expectations) with their teen children also influence the behavior of their teens’ friends. The study found that if an adolescent had a friend with an authoritative mother, that adolescent was 40% less likely to drink to the point of drunkenness and 38% less likely to binge drink than an adolescent who had a friend with a neglectful mother. In this day and time we need as many positive and involved parents as possible. Parents: don’t be afraid to use the authoritative (also known as positive) parenting style. It yields good results with your children and with their friends. You can make a difference in your child’s life and in their friend’s life. ICARe – Union County will provide free locks for liquor cabinets and free prescription medication lock boxes for Parents and Guardians upon request. Please contact Lanelle Mulkey if you would like one of these items at

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Pilkerton joins Phi Theta Kappa Kesha Pilkerton, a general science major at Walters State Community College from Sharps Chapel, has been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community colleges students. To qualify for membership, students must have at least a 3.5 GPA after at least 15 hours of Pilkerton college credit. Students must also be enrolled in a degree program.

Call to artisans The Union County Art in the Park committee is sending out a call to artisans of all types of fine art, especially those with unusual items and talent, to join in the third annual artist’s Festival “Art on Main” on Saturday, June 1 at Union County Arts Center and on Main Street. For vendor form/info: UC Chamber of Commerce, 992-2811 or

Chiropractic at the Super Bowl Chiropractic Outlook By Dr. Darrell Johnson, DC When the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers squared off at Super Bowl XLVII in February, the teams brought their ‘A’ games to New Orleans. They also brought their team chiropractors. Just about all professional sports organizations and athletes recognize the benefit of having their bodies in proper alignment before a competition. And professionals from motocross and bull riders to NFL players and golfers get relief after the competition from chiropractors. The chiropractors aim to ensure that athletes’ joints and limbs are functioning at maximum capacity for optimal performance on game day. Chiropractors who work with NFL teams said players will generally get adjusted the night before the game. Overall, the Professional Footbal Chiropractic Society estimates that during the course of the 16-game regular season, NFL team chiropractors administer between 16,000 and 27,000 treatments to the members of the league’s 32 teams. The Ravens, of course, won the big game 34-31. If elite professional athletes recognize what a chiropractic tune-up can do for their already highly-tuned bodies, think what a chiropractic adjustment might do for your game, whatever it may be. Brought to you as a community service by Union County Chiropractic; 110 Skyline Drive, Maynardville, TN; 992-7000.


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Students visit Nashville The 66th annual Tennessee 4-H Congress was held in March in Nashville at the State Capitol. Among the 425 high school students attending were Mary Morgan, Michael Foust and Martin Dickey from Union County. Sponsors who made the trip possible were: Union County Farm Bureau, Farm Bureau Women, Commercial Bank, FSG Bank, First Century Bank, Union County Chamber of Commerce, Woods Music, Krazy Kesters Fireworks and Sidney Jessee. 4-H volunteer Debby Morgan chaperoned the trip. 4-H delegates learned parliamentary procedure by participating in a “Know Your Government” session in which they sat in the Senate and House chambers and conducted a mock legislative session. Their bills pertained to cyber-bullying, drug testing for teens, new school snack guidelines, school dress codes, and the placing of armed resource officers in all schools. Delegates also participated in a “Let Your Voice Be

Michael Foust, Mary Morgan and state Rep. Dennis Powers during legislative visits at Tennessee 4-H Congress. Photo submitted Heard” session where they discussed politics during the time of Andrew Jackson’s presidency. The 4-Hers were divided into the two political parties of that time, Unionists and Federalists.

4-H Congress culminated three 4-H state competitions: public speaking, citizenship, and leadership. Martin Dickey was a finalist in the 4-H state public speaking contest.

In addition, 4-Hers were treated to a ride on the General Jackson Showboat, participated in 4-H officer elections for governor, speaker of the House and speaker of the Senate.

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results indicate that the child is sufficiently maDr. Jimmy Carter of Union County Public Schools asked that we print the specific state law that outlines ture emotionally and academically, then the child may be enrolled into kindergarten. The director school attendance policies: of schools shall develop procedures and forms to 1. Children between the ages of 6 and 17 years, both implement the provisions of this policy. No child inclusive, must attend a public or private school. shall be eligible to enter first grade without hav2. A parent/guardian or legal custodian who believes that their child is not ready to attend school ing attended an approved kindergarten program. 6. A child entering a special education program at the designated age of mandatory attendance shall be no less than 3 years of age. may make application to the principal of the public school which the child would attend for a one 7. A person 18 years of age or older who applies for admission must have the application approved by semester or one year deferral in required attendance. Any such deferral shall be reported to the the principal and director of schools when: director of schools by the principal. a) He/she fails to enroll within 30 calendar days 3. Under certain circumstances, the Board may temafter school officially starts; or porarily excuse students from complying with the b) He/she has dropped out of school and wants provisions of the compulsory attendance law. to re-enter. 4. Any child residing within the state who is or will The compulsory attendance law shall not apply to the be 5 years of age on or before Aug. 31 for the 2013- following: 2014 school year and on or before Aug. 15 for all 1. A student who has received a diploma or other cerschool years thereafter, who makes application tificate of graduation; for admission, shall be enrolled in the school des2. A student who is enrolled and making satisfactory ignated by the Board. progress in a course leading to a GED; 5. If a child will be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 3. A student who is 6 years or younger and whose 30, such child’s parent(s)/legal guardian(s) may parent or guardian has fi led notice of intent to conrequest that the child be admitted into kindergarduct home school with the director of schools; or ten. Upon a request, the director of schools shall 4. A student enrolled in a home school who has administer an evaluation and examination. If the reached the age of 17.

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2936 WALKER FORD RD – Cozy in the Country this little charmer has beautiful Norris Lake access just across the street. Screened-in front porch complete w/swing! Nice pine floors & pine walls throughout the home.2BR/1 full BA. Open floor plan. Spacious kit/ DR/LR w/free standing wood stove. Fully equipped kit & fully equipped laundry rm! Built-in bunk w/stg. Beautiful yard w/lots of landscaping & great garden spot. 2-car gar is attached by breezeway. Centricon System is installed. Lightly restricted neighborhood. Deeded lake access across the street. Priced to sell at $139,500. Additional 1.60 adjoining acres available for $39,900. North on Hwy 33 to Right on Hickory Valley to Left on Walker Ford Stay Left at Tower Rd to continue on Walker Ford to home on right. Sign on Property.

1931 HICKORY POINTE LN, MAYNARDVILLE – Beautiful, trilevel. 3BR/3BA, 2.42 acres, 495' yr-rnd lake frontage. Cherry kit cabs, S/S appl, granite counter tops, eatat bar, DR, half BA, open LR with cath ceil. Stone FP & french drs galore to deck. Level 2 has 2BR suites/full BAs complete w/marble flooring. Bsmnt level has 1BR/full BA, extra strg & spacious 2-car gar. All w/french doors to tri-level decking. Sloping lot has amenities of its own: trolley/tram & private dock. Way too much to mention. Home offered fully furnished, just bring your lake gear! Priced at only $396,300. Directions: Hwy 33 N through Maynardville (past Food City) to left on Hickory Valley (Hwy 170) to R into Hickory Pointe past clubhouse to R into Vista Shores to 2nd home on left. 1726 OLD CALLAHAN DR., LOT 2R, KNOXVILLE – Great commercial corner lot on Old Callahan Dr. Zoned C-3. .049 of an acre. Offered at $200,000. Call Justin Phillips for more info & showing.

106 WOODMONT CIR, CLINTON, 37716 – Very nice first time buyers home or rental. Not many to choose from in the area. Very nice area next to river. Approx 1100 SF, 3BR/2BA. Dir: 25 W to left on Seivers Blvd, left on Meadow Brook, right on Woodmont to house on right. Call Justin for more info.


move in rancher home featuring 5BR/3 full BAs. Gleaming oak flrs. Spacious kit w/oak cabinets & island, all appl. Split BR layout. Handicap accessable, new roof, central H/A. Nice covered deck on back. Private setting w/extra lot. Next to Plainview Community Center w/access to walking track. Offered at only $129,900.

849 STINER RD, SHARPS CHAPEL – This charming Norris Lake-front cottage has beautiful views from all windows. Year-round deep water, approx 110' of frontage w/floating dock & private boat ramp. Great potential as residence or vacation home or possible rental. On main: Screened-in porch, spacious LR/DR combo, woodburning brick hearth FP, mstr on main w/full BA. Kit has new tile flrs, stainless appl & plenty of cabinets. Walk-out bsmt has spacious den/rec.rm w/half-wall stone hearth w/woodburning stove. Concrete patio area. BR 2 has dbl closets & full BA in bsmt. Lots of recent updates from tile, carpet, paint, stainless appl, toilets. Too much to mention! Detached 1-car gar w/carport & extra parking area. Central H/A. This cottage has a park setting for a front yard. Offered at $285,000.

111 DANTE RD, KNOXVILLE – Very nice 1/2 acre lot Zoned C-3 Commercial. Great location just off 232 HILL STREET, LUTTRELL – Great move-in condition cottage. Lots of I-75 at Callahan Dr behind Weigel’s. Offered at updates done. Approx 1016 SF only $95,000. Call Justin today. Directions: I-75 to featuring 2BR/1BA, beautiful wood Callahan Dr (exit 110), right on Callahan to 111 Dante flooring, tile counter tops, new oak Rd. on left. cabinets, S/S fridge, smooth-top

range, W&D to remain. 1-car carport, central H&A, out building for extra storage. Priced to sell at only $49,900. Call Mitch 865-621-7998. Directions: North on Tazewell Pike into Union County. Right on Hwy 61 East to left on Cedar at Post Office to top of hill. Right on Hill to house on left. Sign on property. 7236 AGATHA RD, HARBISON PLANTATION – Immaculate one-level living. Split floor plan, 3BR/2BA. Oak hardwood flooring, open kitchen, oak cabinets, all SS appl, cathedral ceilings. Expensive decking with above-ground pool, privacy fence. Oversized 2-car garage, storage shed. Priced to sell $129,900


BEAUTIFUL. GREAT CONV. LAKE LIVING – 2.18 acres. Gently rolling to the water. Views of 33 Bridge. Over 800' lake frontage. Will perk for 3-4BR home. Wooded, private, lightly restricted. Located on Swan Seymour Rd., Maynardville. Offered at only $199,900. 18.41 ACRES Hickory Springs Rd, Lot 3, Maynardville. All wooded, Sev homesites & wildlife. Priced at $29,900. Directions: Hwy 33 North through Maynardville to right on Hwy 61 East towards Luttrell, straight onto Walkers Ford Rd to right on Hogskin Rd to left on Black Fox Hollow. COMM PROPERTY W/RENTALS on Rutledge Pk. Mins to interstate. 2 houses, mobile hm, det 3-car gar. All currently rented and sitting on over 5 acres w/frontage on Rutledge Pk. Offered at only $479,000. GORGEOUS LOT w/over 115' of frontage on Holston River. Level 0.88 acre lot. The best lot offered in River Point 2. $69,900. GREAT WATERFRONT LOT on Holston River. 1.60 acres, semi wooded, corner lot. Great homesites. Utility water, elec. Priced at only $59,900. Located in River Island. Lot 9 NICE CUL-DE-SAC LOT in River Point II S/D. 5.70 acres. Gently sloping w/great views of the Holston River. Public access in devel. Lot 161. Priced at only $79,900. AWESOME MTN VIEWS from this homesite in Lone Mtn Shores. Architecturally restricted comm. Close to Woodlake Golf Club. Lot 614. 2.80 acres. Priced at $19,900. 5.69 ALL WOODED ACRES. Very private. Great for hunters retreat. Located in North Lone Mtn. Shores. Lot 1046. Inside gated area. Priced at $27,500. SEVERAL BEAUTIFUL LOTS in Hidden Ridge S/D. Over ten 1/2 acre lots to choose from. NOW YOUR CHOICE LOT FOR ONLY $15,000! Call Justin today! VERY NICE LEVEL LAKE-VIEW LOT in Mialaquo Point S/D of Tellico Village. Seller says "BRING ALL OFFERS". Great summer-time home or weekend get-away!! 0.28 acres. $12,500. Directions: Tellico Parkway to Mialoquo S/D. Left on Elohi, Right on Noya Way. Just past Lgoti Ln. Lot on left.

371 SWAN SEYMOUR RD, MAYNARDVILLE NOTHING SPARED! Custom Norris Lake front home on main channel of the beautiful Norris Lake. A master suite w/BA fit for a king! Gleaming hdwd flrs, lots of ceramic tile, crown molding, granite counters, stainless appliances. Massive great rm w/bar area, + gas FP, wired for flat screens in all rooms except kit, 8 patio doors, sky lights, cathedral ceilings, stamped concrete patio, covered decks extending length of home, gently sloping lot w/ boat launch & dock. Truly a must-see home. Offered at $525,000.

UNION COUNTY SHOPPER-NEWS • APRIL 13, 2013 • 7 Forney Mill is mirrored in this pond, located just over the Alabama state line.

Kitts heads to Roane State Union County High School senior Tayte Kitts signed to play basketball at Roane State Community College next year. Kitts was recruited for the UCHS team in the 9th grade by Shane Brown and has been “a pleasure to be around. He’s made great improvements over his four years here and has worked hard year round to improve,” said Brown. Kitts holds the school record for blocks (73) and is an honor student. While at Roane State, Kitts plans to study humanities and would like to teach. He was joined at the signing by Brown, assistant coach Mike Johnson and his parents Phil Kitts and Khristy and Matt Barton. Photo by Ruth White

Below, the stillness of a pond captures the image of this rustic old Georgia farmhouse, with its faded reds and grays. Photos by K. Woycik

UCHS Athletes of the Week Zach Walker, a 9th grade student, is on the tennis team and is currently undefeated. He has played since 7th grade and currently plays No. 3 seed in singles. He is 3-0 in the district and credits his private coach

Jim Meenagh for his success on the court. Kaycee Roark, a junior, has played tennis since the 8th grade. Her current record is 2-2 and she is the No. 1 seed in singles and in Walker doubles for her team.


Barnyard Tales Kathryn Woycik Celebrating March birthdays at the Union County Senior Center on March 19 are: David Brummitt, Mark Whitmill, Nancy Kane and Ronnie Jordan.

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Rustic reflections

A reflection of this barn can be seen in a creek off Dolly Parton Parkway in Sevierville. Sharps Chapel seniors Joyce Hopkins, Jim Houston and Idella Masingo celebrate their birthdays together on March 20.

Luttrell senior citizens James Israel, Sallie Ruth, Melba Lawson and Alvin Merritt pose for their March birthdays in front of the Easter Tree. Photos submitted

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TO SATURDAY, JUNE 1 Registration open for American Museum of Science and Energy’s Science Explorer Camp for rising 5th (10 years old), 6th and 7th graders. Info: www.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 Gospel singing 7:30 p.m., Judy’s Barn, behind Big Ridge Elementary School off Hickory Valley Road in Union County, featuring area gospel singers. Free admission. Info: Jim Wyrick, 254-0820. Yard sale, Revival Vision Church, 154 Durham Drive. Clothes, dishes, books, etc. Everyone welcomed.

SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY, APRIL 13-15 Old Time Gospel Singing, Clear Springs Baptist Church, 8518 Thompson School Road; 7 p.m. Saturday and Monday, 6 p.m. Sunday; featuring Clear Springs Baptist Church Choir and Orchestra. Info: 688-7674,

SUNDAY, APRIL 14 Great Southern Gospel Singing, 6 p.m., New Beverly Baptist Church, 3320 New Beverly Church Road. Featuring: Eternal Vision; Mike, Gail and Shannon Shelby; and Stuart Stalling. Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken. Info: 546-0001 or email

Super Senior Bingo, 2-3 p.m. No cost to participate; prizes awarded. Refreshments and prizes provided by Always Best Care Senior Services. Alzheimer’s Support Group, 6-7 p.m., everyone invited. Elmcroft of Halls, 7521 Andersonville Pike. Info: 925-2668. Healthquest Seminar: “Cancer Prevention Tips” presented by Dr. Jose Malagon, 6:30 p.m., Clinton Physical Therapy Center, 1921 N. Charles G Seivers Blvd. Info/preregister: 457-8237.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 Homeschool Friday Program, featuring “Butterflies” at Freels Bend Cabin in Oak Ridge for grades K-2 at 10:30 am; Grades 3-6 at 12:30 pm. Hosted by American Museum of Science and Energy. Info: www.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 19-20 Children’s and Teens’ Spring Consignment Sale, Clear Springs Baptist Church, 8518 Thompson School Road; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Info:,

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 19-21 Baseball tournament, open/travel teams 8U-14U only. Rocky Top State Challenge T-ball tournament, Rec teams only – T-ball and 6U coach pitch. Halls Community Park. Info: 992-5504, or Spring gourd festival, “Home Grown and Hand Made,” hosted by the Tennessee volunteer Gourd Society, at Bledsoe Community Complex, 234 Allen P Deakins Road, Pikeville. Free admission. Info: www.


Juggling Made Easy class, 7-8 p.m., led by Clay Thurston, for adults and kids 8 and up, Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave. Info: fcartcenter@knology. net; 357-ARTS (2787);

National Wild Turkey Federation annual banquet, Union County High School. Doors open 6 p.m., dinner begins 7:30 p.m. Silent auction, live auction, drawings, raffles. North Hills Garden Club perennial plant sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., North Hills Park. Also food, bake sale, arts and crafts booths, face painting for kids. Info: North-Hills-Garden-Club-Annual-Perennial-PlantSale/183224971706866. Singing featuring Roger Helton, 6 p.m., Bells Campground UMC, 7915 Bells Campground Road. Singers welcome. To participate: Jackie, 278-2022. Everyone welcome! Gospel singing 7:30 p.m., Judy’s Barn, behind Big Ridge Elementary School off Hickory Valley Road in Union County, featuring area gospel singers. Free admission. Info: Jim Wyrick, 254-0820. Union County Rabies Clinic, $10 for 1-year vaccination. Sharps Chapel Elementary, 9-10 a.m.; Luttrell Elementary, 10:45-11:45 a.m.; Union County Health Department, 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Big Ridge Elementary, 2:15-3:15 p.m.; Paulette Elementary, 4-5 p.m. Plant giveaway for Luttrell Beautification Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Luttrell City Park. Last day to register for the Beautification Competition. Info: 992-0870.



Health fair, 8:30-11:00 a.m., hosted by the Union County Senior Center. Info: 992-3292. Charity pre-event consignment sale, 6-8 p.m., Clear Springs Baptist Church, 8518 Thompson School Road; $5 admission; proceeds to purchase medicine for Evangelism/medical mission trip in June. Info:, csbcconsignment@

High Tower & Hoop Growing Techniques: “How to extend your spring and fall growing seasons,” 5 p.m., Seven Springs Nursery, 1474 Hwy 61 E; “Farmers Markets” and the farmers perspective, 6 p.m. and a demonstration on “Preparation of Produce for Public Tasting,” 6:30 p.m., UT Extension Office, 3925 Maynardville Highway. Info: 992-8038. “Biscuit & Gravy Breakfast” fundraiser, 7:30-

MONDAY, APRIL 15 Senior program, Luttrell Public Library, 10 a.m.; special guest, Sue Hamilton, an author and the Director of University of Tennessee Gardens. Info: 992-0208.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16 Spring Concert performed by the Horace Maynard Middle School and Union County High School choruses, 7 p.m., Union County High auditorium.


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 Central High/Halls High baseball game at Tommy Schumpert Park, 5:30 p.m. All gate receipts will benefit the Chris Newsom Memorial Scholarship Fund.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Gospel singing 7:30 p.m., Judy’s Barn, behind Big Ridge Elementary School off Hickory Valley Road in Union County, featuring area gospel singers. Free admission. Info: Jim Wyrick, 254-0820. Luttrell volunteer clean-up day, 9 a.m.noon; meet at Luttrell City Park. Beautification Competition judging; Catagories: Most improved residence, Most improved Business and Long Standing Beauty. Info: 992-0870. Heiskell Elementary School reunion, 1-5 p.m., old school building, now the Heiskell United Methodist Church and Community Center. There are no charges; donations appreciated. Bring pictures and memories. Info: Bobbie Kennedy, 257-1283, or Janice White, 548-0326.

SATURDAYS, APRIL 27-MAY 4 Introduction to Crocheting, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; instructor, Brenda Bottoms; Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 near Norris. Registration deadline: April 20. Info: 494-9854 or www.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 The Singing Crossroads in concert, 6 p.m., Union Missionary Baptist Church, Ailor Gap Road. Everyone welcome. Info: 924-7750.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30 Deadline to enter samples of handmade crafts to participate in the New Member Jurying Process at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Jurying packet available at the center. Info: 494-9854 or www.

SATURDAY, MAY 4 Caring for the Caregivers, a resource fair for senior adults and caregivers of all ages, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, 701 Merchant Drive. Speakers: Bob Coyne and Blake McCoy. Several exhibitors. Free and open to the community. Info: 688-4343, Union County Walk-A-Thon and Memorial Balloon Launch hosted by Senior Citizens Home Assistance Services, 8-10 a.m., Wilson Park. Prizes for most money raised. Info: Kim Partin, 992-9886, 964-5367 or email Gospel singing 7:30 p.m., Judy’s Barn, behind Big Ridge Elementary School off Hickory Valley Road in Union County, featuring area gospel singers. Free admission. Info: Jim Wyrick, 254-0820. Union County Farmers Market, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Union County High School parking lot. Info: UT Extension, 992-3083.

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9:30 a.m., Union County Senior Center; $5 per person. Everyone welcome. Info: 992-3292.

Cooke Mortuary, Inc. E-mail them to

Adults $6.25 all day Children/Seniors/ Military $4.75 all day $1 drinks/$1 popcorn $1 candy half off nachos

220 Hwy. 61 East 992-5456 • Maynardville, TN 37807 •



OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (R) 1:45; 4:15; 6:40; 9:10

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 • 12:30 - 2:30

G.I. JOE RETALIATION (PG13) 2:05; 4:35; 6:55; 9:15 THE CROODS (PG) 2:00; 4:20; 6:35; 8:50

NO PASSES 42 (PG13) 2:15; 5:20; 8:20 OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (PG) 1:45; 4:15; 6:45; 9:15 THE HOST (PG13) 2:10


MOVIE LINE 922-2187

3800 Neal Drive or visit us online at


NO PASSES EVIL DEAD (R) 2:00; 4:20; 6:45; 9:00

Call 922-1417 to inquire about group rates! Book your group or event with us!

1-level, brick-front home w/2-car gar. Open flr plan, 3BR/2BA, lg back deck, covered front porch & much more. This one is ready to 217 CHRISTINA CIRCLE, DEERFIELD move into & priced to sell at $109,900. 100% financing available for all qualified buyers. For more details contact Tammie 865-256-3805 direct. Dir: N on Hwy 33 to Right on Main St at red light in front of High School, to Right on Cedar to Left into Deerfield, property on the left.

Tammie Hill 256-3805

Realty Executives Associates


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