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Coppock is chair

David Coppock was elected to chair the school board, topping newcomer Marty Gibbs 4-2 with Billy Sexton missing the vote. Coppock is a former Coppock board chair and former superintendent of schools. Gibbs was elected vice chair. The school board held an emergency meeting Sept. 4 to reorganize and pass some budget amendments prior to the county commission’s committee meeting later that day. – S. Clark

September 8, 2012

Crusading for the students

Commodity foods USDA commodity foods will be given out at the Paulette Community Building from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until food runs out on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The program is available for all eligible recipients regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap. It’s funded in part by the Tennessee departments of Agriculture and Human Services.

Union County students with parental permission arrive by school buses to gather in Wilson Park for the 2012 Crusade. Photos by C. Taylor

By Cindy Taylor

Beason reunion

The annual Beason family reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 15, at the tea room at Big Ridge State Park. Everyone should bring a covered dish and arrive at noon. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Info: 771-0539.


is a builder. Learn more about our Union County neighbor who helped restore the historic John Harvey Carr house to create a Cooperative for artists.

See Coffee Break on page 2

The Rev. Gary Beeler speaks to students and community members during a morning meeting.

Coffee Break Community Government/Politics Marvin West/Lynn Hutton Bonnie Peters Kids Calendar

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scared me,” said Beeler. “I don’t have that much on the ball and I’m not that smart. But the Lord has never asked me to do anything He didn’t enable me to do.” Beeler said he was given a vision of stairs and he took them one at a time to get to Wilson Park. The first crusade there drew parents, emergency response workers, law enforcement, teachers, students and parents. Beeler counted more than 400 conversions. “It was thrilling,” he said. “I had never seen that many people saved at one time.” The 2012 crusade ran Aug. 27-31. Morning sessions were geared toward students with Beeler as the featured speaker. Jason Walker, pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Luttrell, spoke each evening. Anchor singers were The Valley Boys. Law enforcement and volunteers from all around Union County kept the park secure while students were present. Beeler plans to continue the crusade in surrounding counties this fall.

Virtual Academy grows, wins commission support By Sandra Clark


Gary Beeler has had a heart for young people and foreign missions for years. He says God took him to task in 1987 for not realizing the need for missions five minutes from his home. As a result, Beeler began Crusade Ministries at Luttrell Elementary in 1989. “The ministry God gave me has always been for the underprivileged,” said Beeler. “That’s why we’re here. To reach the students who do not have an opportunity to go to church and who have never heard the gospel.” The focus for the crusades is always salvation and Jesus. Beeler said he has seen more than 2,300 conversions in Union County since the ministry began. “We don’t preach any denomination or doctrine,” said Beeler. “We preach the gospel and leave it at that.” Beeler said that the first year he came to Wilson Park was daunting. “The Lord called me to be here and it

Union County commissioner Wayne Roach came around on the Tennessee Virtual Academy at last week’s meeting of the Budget and Finance Committee of Union County Commission. It’s easy to understand why. Principal Josh Williams stood before the commission to explain his program. As Williams walked to the front, Roach said, “This thing scares me to death.” After Williams talked and answered questions, Roach made the motion to approve his budget. The second came from Brenda Jessee, another commissioner who asks hard questions of the school system. The Virtual Academy, an online teaching program that enables distance learning, had 1,800 students last year. Enrollment this year already exceeds 3,000. “What does Union County get? Money-wise,” asked commissioner J.M. Bailey. “$571,567,” said temporary director of schools Dr. Jimmy Cart-

parent of the Virtual Academy, had a virtual budget, with the full contract to K12 on one budget line and Union County Schools simply retaining its four percent management fee before passing along the balance – some $7 million. Carter said the new budget format will be more work for K12 but more transparent to state auditors and the commission. He promised a “detailed outline” by Monday’s meeting. Williams said last year’s test scores were low because students joined throughout the school year, many coming in below grade level. “We started with 600 kids and we moved up (achievement) over 100 Josh Williams, principal of the Ten- percent on our (original) 600.” Jessee asked how Williams nessee Virtual Academy, addresses the Union County Commission. Photo knows the students, not their parents, take the coursework. by S. Clark “We have the same teacher/pupil ratio as a regular classroom,” er. He said state auditors required he said. The computer logs the the school system to set up a bud- time spent on each module. And get for the Virtual Academy simi- teachers don’t let a student move on until he passes at least 80 perlar to its own. Apparently last year Union cent of quiz questions. ... The teacher will pick up the County and the K12 corporation,

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phone and call the student or his instructional coach if anything seems out of line, he added. Roach interjected, “This is the most we’ve ever been told about the Virtual Academy.” Williams said Union County is “providing an option for students across the state who have never had that option.” Commissioner Mike Sexton said a constituent told him of a child who cannot attend school because of medical reasons. The kid and his mom are “learning together” as they complete the coursework. “This is the future of education,” said Sexton. “We have kids with cancer (and other disabling conditions),” Williams said. “We provide outings every month so students and teachers can meet.” And thus did the Union County Budget and Finance Committee unanimously OK the budget for the Virtual Academy. The full commission gets a crack at it Monday at 7 p.m. at the Courthouse.

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Susan Boone

Susan Boone was born in Goodlettsville, Tenn., about 20 minutes north of Nashville. Lucky for folks in Union County she moved to Maynardville in 1989. In June of this year Susan, her daughter Katey and friend Cindy Borck renovated the historic John Harvey Carr home to form the Union County Arts Co-op, which opened June 9. The three did the majority of work themselves on the downstairs and are extending the renovation to the upper rooms of the house. Don’t be fooled by Susan’s size. Along with the ability to handle a hammer and saw, Susan is an avid kayaker and takes care of a home and family on her own. “We have so much artistic talent in Union County,” said Boone. “We needed something like this on Main Street and we wanted to do it for the county.” Work at the Co-op takes up a lot of her week, but Susan also enjoys her kids and her 14 animals which include dogs, cats, horses, chickens and a parrot. Susan was instrumental in making the dreams of many a reality with the opening of the Cooperative. “This is a place that not only reflects life in a small town, but brings the collective works of local artists together in a beautiful and historic location,” she said. Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Susan Boone:

What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie? “The truth is … I gave my heart away a long time ago, my whole heart, and I never really got it back.” – Reese Witherspoon in “Sweet Home Alabama.”

What are you guilty of?

asked for and I wish I had told him that more often.

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why? My brother and my best friends Jenny and Cindy. I love them like sisters and they’re much cheaper than a therapist and a whole lot more fun.

I still can’t quite get the hang of … A Rubik’s Cube. Katey can solve one in about one minute but it takes me an hour to get one side.

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you? “Be happy honey.” I have a box of cards and letters from my mom and my grandmother and most of them end with them saying that.

What is your social media of choice? Facebook and texting. Susan Boone on the porch at the Union County Arts Co-op.

Photo by C. Taylor

and Ashley insisted that it had to be a joke. Then I found out it was Katey’s boyfriend just aggravating me.

What are the top three things on your bucket list?

What is the worst job you have ever had? I guess I’ve been lucky enough to just have jobs I’ve enjoyed including holiday deliveries for Knoxville Floral and Halls Flower Shop for about 30 years now, an Art and Framing Shop in Halls, volunteering at the Historical Society and the Cemetery Association and now working at the U.C. Arts Co-op for 26 talented and really nice artists.

Hike Mount LeConte, drive across the country with Katey and become a grandmother.

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon?

What is one word others often use to describe you and why?

What irritates you?


I texted this question to my four kids and they texted back strong, resolute: determined, reliable and loving.

Seeing parents smoking in a car with kids and the windows up.

A ring that was passed down from my grandmother to my mother, then me. I never take it off.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

What’s one place in Union County everyone should visit?

What are you reading currently?

What is your passion?

Eating chocolate three or four times a day. Every day.

What is your favorite material possession?

Small business information.

What was one of your embarrassing moments? Someone left a note on my windshield while we were shopping that said “you are pretty hot for an older woman.” I was feeling really good about myself until Katey

I need to be more forgiving.

The Union County Arts Cooperative.

My kids. Bryan and daughter-in-law Ashley, Jeremy and Katey.

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? My dad. He was just the best dad I could have ever

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Mainstream Café Folks who are routinely on Main Street or just passing through have a new option for food, drink and Wi-Fi thanks to Mainstream Café. Robert and Christina Parsons have always loved to cook for their family and made the decision to open the café last year. When they could not locate a suitable building they purchased a food truck and got permission to set up on Main Street. “As a wife and mother of three I know the importance of quality food at affordable prices,” said Christina. “Our goal is to serve our community as we would our family.” Homemade items such as muffins or the “Breakfast Treat of the Day” are of-

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fered, along with staples like grits, fruit or oatmeal. Lunch plates include a daily selection of meat, two veggies and a choice of bread. There are coffee, hot tea, cold drinks and other specialty items. The couple offer food that is healthy and tasty without using unnecessary ingredients such as MSG. The Mainstream Café food truck is parked near the courthouse. For hours, days and delivery call 5563562.

Folks line up early for breakfast and lunch at Mainstream Café.

Cuts for kids

The Union County Foster Care Association held a benefit in August at Wilson Park to raise awareness and support for the foster care system. Attendees enjoyed The Beason Family and Pleasant Hill Singers, free food, and activities for the children. Free haircuts were provided by Supercuts. The association raised $373 from donations and raffles, and all the children had tons of fun. The association plans to make this an annual event. The Union County Foster Care Association thanks everyone and appreciates their donations. Sponsors were: Flowers by Jared Graves Veterinary, Bob, Food City, FSG Bank, Kay’s Market, McDonald’s, Okie’s Pharmacy, ORNL Federal Credit Union, Subway, Supercuts, Treehouse Learning Center, Union County Chiropractic, Union County Pharmacy, Walmart and Wilderness at the Smokies. ■

CPR training

Residents of Union County had a unique opportunity Aug. 31 to take a CPR class without traveling over the county line. Kathy Chesney, owner of Adult Day Services, offered the class which was open to anyone who either needed or wanted the training. “Since I am working here, I need to be certified Kristen Williams and Ashley Wyrick of Supercuts provide free haircuts to Donald and John Bea- in CPR,” said employee Teson for the Foster Care fundraiser at Wilson Park. Photo submitted

Call for artists, crafters, quilters, food vendors

Donations needed for Stiner Cemetery

The Union County Heritage Festival celebrates music, arts, crafts and East Tennessee history. The eighth annual event will be held Oct. 6, and spaces for artists, crafters, quilters and food vendors are going fast. Info and vendor application: 679-1071 or www.

Stiner Cemetery, located on Leadmine Bend Road beside the old Rush Strong School, needs donations. If you have family members buried in this cemetery and want to contribute, make checks payable to Stiner Ridge Cemetery Fund and send donations to caretaker: Wilma Barnard, 271 Shoffner Road, Sharps Chapel, TN 37866. There are 228 known burials in this cemetery.

Medicare help for seniors The Union County Office on Aging is offering Medicare help for seniors. Office staff can help seniors understand their plans, make changes to coverage, apply for subsidies and more. Info: Samantha, 992-3292 or 992-0361.

Luttrell Bluegrass Festival The third annual Luttrell Bluegrass Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 15, at Luttrell Community Park. The event will include a car show, children’s music competition and performances by local musicians throughout the day. To sign up for the car show, contact Lee at 606-335-5165 or Participants may also sign up the day of the festival. The winner of the children’s music competition will again get the paid opening spot at the Heritage festival. Kids and bands may sign up to play by calling James Perry at 742-6523 or email Crafters and vendors are encouraged to sign up early to secure their spot by calling Mayme at 216-9008 or email Volunteers who wish to help out with the festival may also contact Mayme. Info:

MOMS expands area The MOMS Club of the Maynardville area has expanded into the Big Ridge area (Andersonville/Heiskell) 37705 and 37754. If you are interested in joining the MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) club for fun, local, low cost activities and playgroups with local moms and their children or for more info, contact Darlene, 712-4560, or Eden, 687-2469.

Senior Center community outreach events The Union County Office on Aging will have outreach events at Luttrell and Sharps Chapel community centers. Appointments can be made between 8:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. If no appointments are made for a given day, there will be no outreach event that day. Luttrell outreach events will be held Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. Sharps Chapel outreach events will be held Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19. Info: 992-0361 or 992-3292.

Hamilton Cemetery needs donations The historic Hamilton Cemetery needs donations to help with mowing and maintenance. The cemetery contains graves of some of the area’s first settlers, including members of the McPhetridge, Lay, Smith, Cook, Yadon, Kitts, Booker, Edmondson and Lambdin families. All donations are tax deductible and may be sent to John Cabage, 740 Cabbage Cemetery Road, Washburn, TN 37888. Info: 497-2287.

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Medication review The East Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability and Walgreens will provide free medication reviews to adults age 60 and over in Union County. Walgreens pharmacists will review medication lists to identify any potential complications. Contact the Union County Office on Aging for a form to list medications and forward the form to Walgreens. Once the review is complete, Walgreens will contact the consumer. Info: 992-3292 or 992-0361.

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April Babka takes Sternenlit Farms horse Titan for a workout. File photo by S. Clark

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Owners ask, ‘Does anybody really care?’ By Betty Bean Ron Babka, owner of Sternenlit Farms in Corryton, was one of the last speakers during the August TVA board meeting’s public forum. Although the audience had gotten restless after more than two hours of

complaints about issues from tree-cutting to coal ash to nuclear power, Babka captured their attention when he talked about the health problems two of his horses developed after TVA contractors sprayed herbicide on the utility right-of-way in a pasture

where they were grazing. “There were grazing restrictions on the label,” he said. “We would like for you to reconsider the use of herbicides and your notification policy. We feel like we’ve been lied to, and TVA’s official answer is ‘We can do anything we feel like doing.’ “I don’t know if anybody really cares.” A couple of board members assured him that they do, indeed, care, but

he left shaking his head. Sternenlit Farms is a picturesque, 30-acre property tucked into the northeast flank of House Mountain. It features rolling pastures fringed with wooded trails, well-kept stables and barns, one indoor and two outdoor arenas, plus the Babka home. It is also a family business run by Babka, his wife, Sarah, and their daughter April, the chief trainer and primary rider/instructor. The horses are all healthy now, and the 2-acre, herbicide-sprayed pasture has been fenced off and shut down for a year. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture



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Florida is a monster foe TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West


nce upon a time, Tennessee versus Florida was THE September game in the Southeastern Conference. It drifted down to become just a game, relevant to combatants. Suddenly, it is again the biggest game of the year for Tennessee. Win and all things are possible. Lose and you start over with Akron. From the perspective of UT fans, losing and losing magnified the importance of this one-sided rivalry. The Gators have won seven in a row and 16 of 22 since they became every-year opponents. They spoiled several seasons. If the Vols hear the Saturday crowd, they might gain an emotional edge. This game generates purple passion. Alabama is a respected foe, a historical yardstick. Georgia is sassy. Fans long ago picked Florida as a team to hate. Sometimes Florida has had better ideas. Often it seems to have better players. Remember Danny Wuerffel and Tim Tebow

and Heisman trophies? Jabar Gaffney had magic hands. He caught a touchdown pass so fast, we couldn’t see it – even on replay. Brandon James was a perfect punt returner. Alex Brown was master at beating the snap count. There are so many memories, starting with espionage and the unbelievable Jack Sells fax. There was great joy in seeing a disgusted Steve Spurrier spike his visor. There was pain in his verbal jabs. Urban Meyer helped put Phillip Fulmer out to pasture but failed to punch out the punk. Florida defeated Tennessee in 2009 but it wasn’t by 50. CBS pointed post-game cameras at Lane Kiffin, brash boy coach. Urban was traumatized. My favorite games? The overtime triumph in 1998 stopped a five-game fade. The Gators endured six turnovers. Al Wilson, linebacker on a rampage, delivered devastating blows. He hit one guy so hard, I fumbled my Coke in the press box.

Since the days of coach Steve Spurrier, Florida has been a monster foe for the Vols. In this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo, South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt in Nashville. Spurrier said afterwards what matters is the Gamecocks played hard down the stretch and opened SEC play with a 17-13 road victory over the Commodores. AP Photo/John Russell, File That was the night Deon Grant gave us a one-handed pick and Jeff Hall hit the clutch three-pointer and Florida missed and the goal posts came tumbling down. The hurricane game, 2001, postponed from September until December, was an absolute delight. The Vols were 18-point underdogs but nobody told Travis Stephens. I enjoyed 1990. Dale Carter returned the second-half kickoff for

a touchdown and that was the beginning of the end. The final was 45-3. Oh my. Two years later was the cloudburst and a 31-14 rout. Florida had plane trouble on the way home. One player quipped that the Sunday headline would say Gators Killed Twice. Not so much fun was 1994-9596 – lowlights included a 31-0 rout, 48 unanswered points and five

Florida touchdowns in less than 20 minutes with 107,608 in the house. The next year, 1997, wasn’t all that great. At the peak of frustration, a Peyton Manning pass turned into a Tony George TD. One of the worst was 2007. The Vols rushed 22 times for 37 yards. This Saturday will be much better, maybe even good enough.

fears, about his sinfulness. Most honest Christians admit to having a love-hate relationship with Paul, because we see ourselves in his ambiguity. We know what is right and good and just and merciful. And sometimes we choose to do the exact opposite, even knowing that we will feel miserable after the fact. CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton I have seen dogs and small children, not to mention otherwise intelligent grown-ups, I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, make a similar decision. Myself but I do the very thing I hate. included. (Romans 7: 15 NRSV) I am reminded of Red Skelton’s character, the “Mean Widaul is a thorn in the side of also a bundle of contradictions. many Christians (to use his He was a proud man who dle Kid” who said, “If I dood it, I own metaphor). learned humility, but he was get a whippin’.” Then he decides, He was a Pharisee of the Phari- proud of it. On the other hand, “I dood it!” sees – a Law-(as in Torah)-abiding Paul was also honest about his The other day, I mused aloud citizen of the Jewish faith. He was struggles, about his doubts and to a friend that we are – every

one of us – the sum of our decision-making (good and bad). Likewise, decision-making is at the center of every conversation I have in my day-to-day work. Folks find themselves in a bad situation (sometimes, though not always, because of bad decision-making) and come to us for help (a good decision). The questions we ask our neighbors (and ourselves!) are these, among others: “Can we recognize our part in the problem this time?” “How can we choose differently next time?” “Will we choose differently next time?” In the course of all this consideration of decision-making, I began to wonder about the word

itself. What does it mean to decide, and where in the world did such a funny word come from? According to Webster, it literally means to cut off, and implies the cutting off of debate, doubt, or wavering; arrival at a solution that ends uncertainty. It came by the same route as so many of our wonderful words: from Latin, through French, then Middle English. I was asked on one occasion, in front of hundreds of people, including three adjudicators, what was my worst fault. I was 17 – young, but not stupid – so I hesitated, unwilling to confess my faults to the crowd before me. I finally saw an escape route. “Indecision,” I answered. Decisively, I might add.

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6 • SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 • UNION COUNTY SHOPPER-NEWS nealogy research. I don’t yet know much about it. If you use the Internet you can sign in to several projects that I know about: The DNA surname project, the DNA Ancestry Project, Family Finder and DNA Consultants to name a few. As I understand it, the DNA Ancestry Project is global and can provide the country of origin as well as TALES OF UNION COUNTY | Bonnie Peters ethnic origin. For example, names such as Heiskell, Heuschkell, Haskell and We all have a right to ly, I haven’t been much chromosomes of the cell Hyskell are of German know who we are, and it help. In recent years some- nucleus. It contains the ge- origin as is Steiner, Stiner, now seems to be getting thing called DNA is helping netic code and transmits Stoner and Sharp. Mceasier to find out. It is nat- those persons to find their the hereditary pattern. Clain, McDonald and MonDNA fingerprinting, as in roe/Munro are from Scotural to wonder about many parents and ancestors. According to Webster’s forensic investigations, of land; Hubbs is from Holthings. When adopted children Dictionary, “DNA is a the unique nucleotide se- land and Peters families get grown and out on their nucleic acid that is bound quences in DNA segments descend from England. own, it is not unusual for in double helical chains of an individual. …” The DNA Surname ProjGenetic Genealogy is ect (Y chromosome) was me to get a call saying by hydrogen bonds besomeone would like to find tween the bases, forming the newest and in many developed and is expandtheir birth parents. Frank- the basic material in the cases the most reliable ge- ing by taking the DNA of

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a male person in a given family by swabbing saliva from inside the cheek, then having it tested for 12, 67 or 111 DNA markers. Cost depends on the number of markers checked – the more markers the more accurate the test. As I understand it, 67 markers is about 80 percent accurate and 111 markers is about 95 percent accurate. Then that person is given the percentage of accuracy of kinship to a certain number of families. You can then use your DNA markers to check for genetic matches and trace your lineage. You can also join surname projects and you can use these surname markers to determine the roots of your surname and reunite family groups. What is the race of your ancestors? Were they Eu-

ropean – what about African, Native American (Indian), Melungeon? Do you have a Jewish ancestry? DNA helps you to know the answers to all these questions and many more. Now, did you know there is a DNA guru living in our area? He is Dr. Edwin C. Jones who is a doctor of medicine and a nuclear physicist. He now is employed by the Veteran’s Administration; but his very active hobby is working the DNA projects to document his own ancestry as well as connect with many family members that until he began this project were unknown to him. Dr. Jones made a very interesting and informative presentation at the August meeting of the Union County Historical Society.

‘Recycled Kingdom’ features fantastic castle By Ruth White Gather up reclaimed wood, paper, cans and whatever you might have on hand, give it to artist Jessica Gregory, and sit back and see what she creates. Gregory’s latest creation was on display at the Fountain City Art Center last week and was a kingdom made from 90 percent recycled materials. The project was amazing to walk through. Each pass through the doors revealed a new object. The bright purple castle, created from hundreds of cans from one area restaurant and special finds that Gregory has collected, took her more than a year to build. “I want to encourage people to re-

cycle,” said Gregory, “and this is one way to show the amount of objects that can stay out of the landfills through their efforts.” Gregory plays in a local band and added a drum and guitar to one side of the castle to add an element of herself. Another end of the castle features a disco ball suspended from a ceiling adorned with a pink feather boa and Christmas lights. At the center of the castle is a huge giraffe created by artist Linda Leilani Bohanan, who uses tons of recycled paper to make sculptures that almost appear to spring to life. Bohanan’s attention to detail on each piece of art grabs the attention of admirers

as they explore the castle and its surroundings. Outside the walls of the castle were other beautiful pieces of work by Bohanan and Gregory, including a favorite chair with a shaggy dog relaxing near two colorful wall hangings. The Fountain City Art Center is located at 213 Hotel Ave. next to the Fountain City Park and will feature “Recycled Kingdom” through Friday, Sept. 28.

Local artist Jessica Gregory chats with guests at the Fountain City Art Center during the opening of her “Recycled Kingdom.”

A guest at the Fountain City Art Center admires the castle built by artist Jessica Gregory.

Artist Linda Leilani Bohanan shows one of her recycled paper horse sculptures at the Fountain City Art Center.

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WORSHIP NOTES Homecomings ■ Mount Harmony Baptist Church, 819 Raccoon Valley Road in Heiskell, will hold a History of the Church and Old-timers Day on Sunday, Sept. 9, beginning at 10 a.m. Dan West will speak. Everyone is invited.

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■ Valley Grove Baptist Church will host homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. The Rev. Steve Ailor will conduct the service. The Rev. Burney Hutchison is pastor.

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Union County High School Athlete of the Week Sarah Atkins Sarah Atkins has been first or second in scoring and assists for the Patriot soccer team for three years. Coach Drew Richardson looks for an exceptional final year out of Atkins during her senior season at Union Sarah Atkins County High School. “Sarah is a team leader who works hard not only to improve herself, but

those around her,” said Richardson. “She is a four-year starter who is expected to have a huge offensive year.” Atkins says she enjoys watching the University of Tennessee soccer games. “I’ve played a lot of different sports but I’ve played soccer since I was 4,” she said. And soccer became her sport of choice. Atkins plays midfield for the Patriots on both offense and defense and hopes to continue to play in college. – Cindy Taylor

SPORTS NOTES ■ Baseball tournament at Halls Community Park, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16. Open to all. Tee-ball, 6u coach pitch and 8u14u. Info: 992-5504 or

4-H chooses officers Mary Morgan is the new president of Smoky Mountain 4-H, elected Aug. 30 by secret ballot. Other officers are Michael Foust, vice president; Rebekah Kadron, secretary; and Emily Hocutt, reporter. Remaining officers will be elected at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.18, at the pavilion near the pool at Big Ridge State Park.

Education of a Chiropractor Chiropractic Outlook By Dr. Darrell Johnson, DC

The typical applicant to an American chiropractic college has already gone through nearly four years of undergraduate pre-med college education. That means the applicant has gone through rigorous learning including courses in biology, organic and inorganic chemistry, psychology, physics and related lab work. The course of study at a chiropractic college is four to five academic years. Because of the handson nature of the work, chiropractic students spend considerable time in clinical settings. They generally spend a minimum of one year in a clinical program giving actual patient care. In total, the curriculum adds up to a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The accrediting agency that approves the curriculum is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Before they are allowed to practice, doctors of chiropractic have to pass national board exams and obtain a state license. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have licensing programs for chiropractors. Chiropractors also routinely take continuing education courses that are offered by chiropractic colleges. Such continuing education courses may help a chiropractor specialize in an area like sports injuries or neurology. Talk with your chiropractor about the many ways in which he or she might be able to help you. Brought to you as a community service by Union County Chiropractic; 110 Skyline Drive, Maynardville, TN; 992-7000.

Earning their Girl Scout Bronze Awards are: Susannah Wilson, Morgan Young, Melissa Szacaks, Nylavia Howard, Nayana Howard and Savanna Cook. Photo submitted their U.S Representative and saw the White House. These activities helped the scouts make new Six Union County Girl Nylavia Howard, Nayana ies’ baseball field (a clinic friends and build skills Scouts from Troop 21086 Howard and Savanna Cook that taught basic skills in six that will help them succeed have earned the Bronze were involved in activities different sports); UT football throughout their lives. For Award, the highest honor that included sleepovers at and basketball games; expe- info about joining the Girl a Girl Scout Junior can Ripley’s Aquarium of the riences with engineering Scouts in Union County, achieve. Smokies and the Knoxville and science, camping, and contact Shannon Wilson at Susannah Wilson, Mor- Zoo; a ball game and camp hiking; and a trip to Wash- 992-0018 or kswilsonphd@ gan Young, Melissa Szacaks, out on the Tennessee Smok- ington, D.C., where they met

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Buggy races at Food City Food City and the Union County High School football team and cheerleaders hosted the annual pep rally in the Food City parking lot before the first home game of 2012. Food City provided cookout items for the kids and competition was fierce among coaches and team members. Buggy races and Chubby Bunny were favorite games. Watermelon eating contest winners were: first place, freshman Blake Rose; second place, senior Vincent Alonzo; and third place, senior Shea Bailey.

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 8 Bookwalter UMC, 4218 Central Avenue Pike, will hold a children’s consignment sale 8 a.m.-noon (half-off sale). A portion of the proceeds will go to buy mosquito nets to prevent malaria in Africa. Northside Christian Church, 4008 Tazewell Pike, will hold a rummage sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. New and used clothes, household goods, toys, etc. Faith UMC, 1120 Dry Gap Pike, will make and sell hot tamales 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $12/dozen, $6/halfdozen. The church will sell tamales through the winter. Purchase/info: 688-1000. Knoxville Regional Bicycle Program is sponsoring a free bicycle safety class. Participants should bring a bike and a helmet and meet at 9:45 a.m. at Crossroads Center in Halls (in front of Ingles) for a 10 a.m. start. The ride will end at 11 a.m. Info: Anne at or 274-8389. Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild will “sew-in” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Powell Library, 330 W. Emory Road. The Tennessee Valley Fair continues at Chilhowee Park on Magnolia Avenue. Hours are 10 a.m.-midnight Sept. 8, 10, 11, 15; noon-midnight Sept. 9 and 16; and 3 p.m.-midnight Sept. 12, 13 and 14. Rides open one hour after gates open. Revival Vision Church, 154 Durham Drive, Maynardville, will hold its dedication with food and an open house 5-6:30 p.m. and a service at 7.

Church, 6828 Central Avenue Pike, $5. Info: 689-7001. Fountain City Scrabblers welcome all Scrabble enthusiasts to come play at 6 p.m. at Fountain City Library, 5300 Stanton Road.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 11 Senior Citizens Day at the Tennessee Valley Fair will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with free admission all day for persons 65 and older. Senior events will include health checks, prizes, a fitness workshop, and entertainment by Marshall Andy, magician Dave Vaught and comedic juggler Dale Jones. Info: 215-1471 or Fountain City Music Festival will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Fountain City Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Members of the Knoxville Songwriters Association will perform original and traditional songs, emphasizing a patriotic theme in recognition of the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club’s September meeting will feature Tiffany Beachy, citizen science coordinator at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, discussing volunteer opportunities for everyday people, 7 p.m. at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike. Info: Mac Post, Historian Phillip Seyfrit will speak on “The Battle of Richmond, Kentucky” at the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable at 8 p.m. at the Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Cost is $5 (free for students with ID). Pre-lecture buffet dinner at 7 p.m. is $17 ($15 for members). Dinner reservations: 671-9001 by 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10. “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” the Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical, continues on the Clarence Brown Theatre mainstage with shows at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11-14 and 2 p.m. Sept. 16. Tickets: 291-3310, 974-5161, or www.



The Sunshine Ambassadors dance class for children and adults with disabilities will meet at 5 p.m. Details: 384-6156. Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, offers Wednesday Night Dinner 5:45-6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Full meal with dessert, $5; $3 for children under 10; $16 for families. Classes and activities follow for youth and adults; nursery care provided upon request (make reservations by Monday). Info/ reservations: 690-1060.

East Tennessee Old Harp Shape Note Singing with Sean McCollough’s Music of Appalachia class from UT at Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Potluck is at 5:30 p.m.; singing is at 6:30 p.m. Info: Robin Goddard, 982-6148. The Freemans will perform at 6 p.m. at New Beverly Baptist Church, 3320 New Beverly Church Road. Songs include “Going Back,” “Hello in Heaven” and “Sending Me Back.”


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Southern squares, circles, waltzes and two-steps, with lessons for beginners at 7:30 p.m. and the dance program at 8 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. The Hellgrammites will provide live old-time music, and all dances will be taught and called. Admission is $7. Follow Knoxville Square Dance on Facebook.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14 Movies on Market Square, presented by the Knox County Public Library, will begin with pre-show activities including pet tips and advice at 6:30 p.m. followed by a screening of “Despicable Me” (PG, 2010) at dusk. Bring your own seating. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. Free.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 Emory Valley Baptist Church, 6124 E. Emory Road, will hold a rummage sale 7 a.m.-3 p.m. to benefit the youth of the church. Lots of clothes. The third annual Luttrell Bluegrass Festival will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Luttrell Community Park. The event will include a car show, children’s music competition and performances by local musicians. Car show info: Lee, 606-335-5165 or Participants may also sign up the day of the festival. Kids and bands may sign up to play by contacting James Perry, 742-6523 or Crafters and vendors info: Mayme, 216-9008 or Info: Brenda Robinson will sign copies of her new book, “A New Desire,” at 3 p.m. at LifeWay Bookstore, 5449 Washington Pike. A survivor of poverty, physical and sexual abuse, frequent grand mal epileptic seizures and the limits of a seventh-grade education, Robinson travels the country as executive director of New Desire Christian Ministries, based in Aragon, Ga.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18 Bike Ride North Knox will start at 6 p.m. at the parking lot of Biketopia, 7328 Norris Freeway. Intermediate and advanced riders travel routes of 25 to 33 miles. Bring road bike, water and safety gear including helmet and lights. Info: 922-1786.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20 Upcycle Your Jewelry, a class on how to transform old jewelry into new and exciting pieces, will be taught 6-9 p.m. by Sarah Brobst at Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61, Norris. Materials will be supplied, but participants may bring their own pieces. Cost: $50 ($40 for center members). Prices include materials. Registration ends Sept. 14. Info:

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RIDE ENDS AT QUAKER STEAK, KNOXVILLE FOR FOOD & PRIZES 232 HILL STREET, LUTTRELL – Great move-in condition cottage. Lots of updates done. Approx 1016 SF featuring 2BR/1BA, beautiful wood flooring, tile counter tops, new oak 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 $54,900. 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.

175 WADDINGTON WAY, MAYNARDVILLE – Spacious Rancher in new devel, approx 1200 SF. 3 BR/2BA, cath ceilings, open kit/dining area w/ appls & pantry. Master w/full BA & W/I closet. Sep utility rm. Oversized 2-car gar w/attic strg. Level yard. Located off Walkers Ford Rd. Offered at $128,900 371 SWAN SEYMOUR RD, MAYNARDV I L L E – Nothing spared. Custom Norris Lake front home approx 3200 SF. On main channel of beautiful Norris Lake. A mstr suite WITH BA fit for a king! Gleaming hdwd flrs, lots of ceramic tile, crown molding, granite counters, stainless appl. Massive great rm w/bar area, + gas FP, wired for flat screens in all rms except kit, 8 patio drs, sky lights, cath ceilings, septic approved for 2 BRs, home has 3 offices/dens, stamped concrete patio, covered decks extending length of home, gently sloping lot w/boat launch & dock. Truly a must see home. Priced below appraisal. Offered at $479,000. HWY 33 thru Maynardville to right on Hickory Valley to end. Left on Walkers Ford to 1st left on Circle to 1st left on Swan Seymour. Home on left. Sign on property.

176 GRANDVIEW DR, MAYNARDVILLE – Needs TLC. Home features over 2200 SF. 3BR/2BA, kit/dining combo w/all appl. Full unfin bsmnt w/rear entrance gar. Cov front porch, back deck. Nice yard. Just mins to marinas & beautiful Norris Lake. This is a foreclosure property sold AS IS. priced at $100,000. REDUCED! Now only $72,800.

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1296 BRYAMS FORK RD, ANDERSONVILLE – Ready to move in. Mins to Halls or Clinton. Approx 2738 SF. 4BR/3BA, 3 level fenced acres w/34x21 barn, 24x40 det gar/ workshop. Open LR/kit w/new flooring. Corner woodburning FP in LR. Kit cabs/counterspace galore, blt-in corner cabinet. Master w/corner Jacuzzi tub, dbl W/I closet, sep shwr. 2nd kit, 2nd LR & BR w/ full BA all with own entrance sep from main house. 2 laun rms. Landscaped w/circle parking. Cov front porch. Sits back off rd. City water is at road. (Currently on well). Truly a must see. Dir: Norris Freeway to Hickory Valley to left on Byrams Fork Rd. to houes on left. Sign on property. Priced way below appraisal at $134,900. 209 GRACE AVE, LUTTRELL – Great affordable home. Level lot. Good starter home or investment for rental property. Foreclosure. Sold AS IS. Bring all offers. Must have proof of funds. Offered at only $38,500.

107 MEGAN LN., LUTTRELL – Lots of home for the money. Over 2000 SF offering 4BR/2BA, all open LR/kit flr plan. Lrg eat-at bar & sep dining area. Lots of beautiful oak cabs, tons of counter space! New stove & fridge. New gleaming lam wood flrs. New paint throughout. New lighting fixtures, spacious master on main w/full BA. Laund rm. 3BRs down, 1 full BA & mud rm. Downstairs also has its own private entrance. Grt cntry front porch w/new lighting & privacy from mature pear trees. Walk-around decking w/lrg deck on back. Central H&A. Priced to sell at only $79,900.

169 GRANDVIEW DR, MAYNARDVILLE– Foreclosure sold as is. Cute cottage just in need of minor repairs. 1560 SF, 2BR/2 full BA, great mtn views from back deck. Sep entrance to upstairs. Oak cabinetry, no appl, alarm sys, utility area in gar. 2-car attached w/concrete parking area. det out bldg. Sold AS IS. Sitting on .81 of an acre. Priced to sell at $90,300. REDUCED to $85,800! 10548 PLEASANT HOLLOW, CORRYTON – This beautiful custom home greets you with a warm country feeling. Dbl french drs to LR, open DR/kit w/stone gas FP. Pine flooring throughout. Beautiful, Louisiana Barn Wood on wall in main floor BR suite. Kit with all appl. EXCEPT fridge. A dream 2-stry det gar w/sep concrete driveway. Home has concrete driveway with extra parking area. Extensive decking and sunroom complete w/hot tub. Upper master has entrance to snrm/deck. Too many features to mention on this one. Truly a must see. Offered at $188,500

Contact Persons: Linda Mckinnis 865-556-0290 Pid LaWare 865-278-3099 Erin Warwick Martin 877-783-5279 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.


COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL LOT just inside Union County. 1.29 acres w/346 ft. on Tazewell Pike. All utilities avail. $24,900. Owner financing NOW available with 0 money down!

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. HUNTER’S RETREAT located on Ailor Gap. Over 118 acres of woodland w/creek through prop. Several nice bldg. sites. Offered at $174,000. 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. Starting at $24,900. OK for dbl wide homes. Owner financing NOW available with 0 down. Call Tina for more info: 938-3403.


LOT 99 HICKORY POINTE – Over 1 acre with main channel frontage. Fully dockable. Also with all the ammenities of clubhouse, pool & marina. Owner says SELL at only $199,000. LOT 5 HICKORY POINTE – Great building lot just inside the gated community. Lays great. Several homesites. Wooded. Offered with all the ammenities of clubhouse, pool & marina.1.50 acres offered at only $32,000.

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