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The 33 Bridge project was in the Oct. 26 bid letting with an anticipated start date of January 2013, according to TDOT community relations officer Mark Nagi. There have been no changes to weight limits or size of trucks allowed to use the bridge, he said. A state trooper continues to monitor the site six days a week, five hours at a time, to check weight limits and prevent violators from crossing if necessary. Nagi said Phase 2 of the SR 33 widening project from Temple Acres to Union County Line is budgeted in FY-12. Earliest let date is February 2013. Proposed Phase 3 of the SR 33 widening project, Knox County Line to south of SR 144, is budgeted in FY-13. – Cindy Taylor

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October 27, 2012

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IN THIS ISSUE

Coffee Break

Somebody forgot to send Chantay Collins the memo on proper attire and demeanor for librarians. Meet your favorite Halloween character at this week’s Coffee Break.

Meet Chantay Collins on page 2

Dark in the Park Dark in the Park drew a record crowd of more than 400 to Wilson Park for food, candy and a few frights. Ghosts, goblins and ghouls, along with a few princesses, pirates and pixies, roamed the grounds in search of treats and granting tricks.

See pictures on page 10

Moving on Cuonzo and I and several players and possibly you anticipate solid improvement in Tennessee basketball this winter. Those who do national polls and predictions are not convinced. The Volunteers exceeded expectations last season. They caught on to Cuonzo Martin’s way of life in time to win 19. They went 7-1 in February by being mentally tough enough to prevail at Gainesville, Columbia and Baton Rouge. They did not finish well.

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Belgian Draft horse Suede takes his turn at the pole. Brothers Alex, James and Christian Gavette help Polly Gray feed the cane. Earl Bull’s nephew Tom Hutchinson keeps Suede moving. Photos by C. Taylor

By Cindy Taylor “Watch your head!” and “duck!” may not be the first phrases you think of in the molasses-making process, but according to Earl Bull it may be the most important. “When that pole comes around you’d better be prepared,” said Bull. “It already got me a few times.” “Stops hurting after about the 10th one though,” joked Tom Hutchinson. Earl and Aurora Bull hosted a steady stream of onlookers including family and friends from Ohio, Michigan and Florida who helped

and observed what the Bulls hope to make an annual event. Earl is familiar with the process of molasses-making from his youth, but he built what he needed to make the sticky sweetener on his farm just this summer. Grandson Jed, 6, helped build the furnace. The workers cut and stripped the cane, fed it through the mill and cooked the juice. The process took four days, and the first run yielded 42 quarts. Not a moneymaking endeavor if you count the labor, but it certainly looked like fun for those who observed. The cooking took place in a log

Earl Bull and Frank Manning pour the green juice into the pans to prepare for cooking over the furnace. building that was on its way to the of moving the logs, he loaded them woodpile when Bull spotted it. himself and brought them to his Told he could have it for the price farm to reassemble.

Health insurance costs rise School employees at odds By Sandra Clark A simmering disagreement among teachers boiled over at the most recent school board meeting as staff debated benefits for single employees and those with families. Nicole Hickle Shoffner, who teaches at Paulette Elementary School, said as a 10-year teacher with two degrees Shoffner she brings home “barely $2,000 per month” after paying a $643 premium for family health insurance. She urged the school board to increase its support for family benefits. Director of Schools Wayne Goforth agreed: “I’m making a bold state-

Director of Schools Wayne Goforth and school board chair David Coppock talk with county commissioner Joyce Meltabarger before the school board meeting. Photos by S. Clark ment. I agree with Nicole. at our money to see if it can We need to help these be better spent.” young families. Let’s look Shoffner’s dream was

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“to come back to Union County to teach.” Now she’s not sure she can stay, without taking a part-time job. Goforth said a beginning teacher makes $32,000, and a teacher buying insurance for a spouse and two children will pay in excess of $7,200 for the annual premium. The system pays the full benefit for individual certified employees, although non-certified personnel are not eligible for insurance at all, according to Joyce Meltabarger, a county commissioner who also works as a teacher’s aide. “I’m not talking for myself,” she said after the meeting. “I’m on Medicare.” Carolyn Murr, who teaches at Maynardville Elementary School and chairs the Union County Education Association, said a committee had reviewed the premium increase, polled the teachers and presented its findings

to the school board. “We brought back our results to the board and your decision was based on those results.” Recently elected board member Marty Gibbs said, “This is the first time I’ve seen this.” He said the board was faced with a $100,000 increase for health insurance. Marilyn Toppins said the school board was notified in March of an impending 9.2 percent increase. That was confirmed in June and reconfirmed in July as final BEP (state funding) estimates were refined. “The board only voted to pay $12 (for certified personnel),” said Dr. Ronnie Mincey. “The board never voted on (how to cover) the 9 percent.” The upshot was a new committee consisting of Goforth, Gibbs and board member Brad Griffey to review the insurance.

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Coffee Break with

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? My daughter Temeriah.

Chantay Collins in her favorite attire – anything Halloween. Photo

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why?

by C. Taylor

My Granny Ruby. She taught me to be strong no matter what was thrown at you.

I still can’t quite get the hang of … Spelling. Just can’t get the hang of it. Thank God for dictionaries.

Chantay Collins

Chantay Collins has been the library director at Maynardville Public Library since Dec. 5, 1999. She says she remembers the date because it’s her little brother’s birthday. Collins and her best friend and hubby, Phil, just celebrated 33 years together on Oct.14. “I met him when I was 15 and playing softball,” said Collins. “He was at the field watching his sisters play.” Phil came over to talk to Chantay while she was in the dugout and then excused himself to go “tinkle.” “This big, good-looking man had me at tinkle,” said Collins. “I was in love with him from that day on.” The couple had two children but lost daughter Temeriah in 1998. Collins said son Andy and wife Courtney have given them their greatest joy, granddaughter Kyla. “I love that her friends refer to me as Kyla’s Mamaw. That’s the best.” Collins says she is literally working her dream job now as library director. “This is where God has put me. Sometimes I am able to help parents who have lost a child, because I have walked in their shoes. In school I would have been voted least likely to become a librarian. I still have a cousin who can’t believe I am one. She says librarians are supposed to be quiet and I’m not. I just laugh and tell her our library doesn’t have a Shhhhh rule so I don’t have to be quiet.” Collins carries her love of all things fun into the Dark in the Park festival in Maynardville each year. Her Halloween costume is always a well-kept secret. Collins says Halloween is her favorite time of year because you can dress up to be anyone you want to be, collect candy and not have to buy presents for family. Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Chantay Collins:

What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie? I love it when a plan comes together. (Hannibal “The A Team”)

What is the best present you ever received in a box? Christmas earrings from my son. When he was in elementary school he went to the Santa Shop and bought me a bunch of Christmas earrings. I still have some of them and wear them every Christmas.

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you? The Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

What is your social media of choice? Facebook.

What is the worst job you have ever had? Cleaning out the tanks when I was a teenager. Mom and Dad had a store. My job was the bait. Cleaning out the crickets’ cages and the minnow tanks ... smelly job.

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon? What was your most embarrassing moment?

Sid and Marty Krofft’s Saturday morning show’s H.R. Pufnstuf. Loved Witchy Poo and all the life-size puppets.

When I congratulated someone on their pregnancy and they weren’t pregnant.

What irritates you?

What are the top three things on your bucket list? Going back to New York City, skydiving, a train trip out west with my husband.

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

What are you guilty of?

Outspoken. Because I don’t filter – (But I’m trying).

Procrastination.

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

What is your favorite material possession?

Bad parents.

What’s one place in Union County everyone should visit? Where else? The Maynardville Public Library!

What is your greatest fear? It’s already happened.

If you could do one impulsive thing, what would it be? Get a tattoo. I haven’t because I keep looking for a place that won’t go south. – Cindy Taylor

To be more organized.

My pictures.

It can be your neighbor, club leader, bridge partner, boss, father, teacher – anyone you think would be interesting to Union County Shopper-News readers. Email suggestions to Cindy Taylor, brentcindyt@gmail.com. Include contact info if you can.

What is your passion?

What are you reading currently? “Bianca” by Bertrice Small. I love historical romance.

My kids.

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Mother Teresa exhibit Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church Pastor Steven Pawelk was shocked but excited when he got the word last week that a traveling exhibit featuring the life of Mother Teresa would be heading his way in just a couple of days. His church had very little time to prepare, but he has no regrets.

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“I have learned so much about Mother Teresa from this exhibit,” he said. The pictorial exhibit contains more than 20 near life-sized photos, is captioned in both English and Spanish, and takes the viewer through the life of the renowned Albanianborn Indian Roman Catholic nun. A steady stream of visitors attended the exhibit Oct. 20-21 at the church. For 45 years, Mother Teresa’s heart was in ministering to the poor, sick, orphaned and dying. She won numerous honors including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. She refused the conventional ceremonial banquet given to laureates, and asked that

the $192,000 be given to the poor in India. Mother Teresa passed away in 1997. ■

Marco the wonder nose

Marco and his companion, K9 officer Phillip King, have received PD2 certification. King has been working with the Belgian Malinois since the now 3-year-old dog was just a pup. “Marco is more than my partner,” said King. “He loves to work and we have fun together horsing around. We have a personal and professional bond.” The new certification involves obedience recall apprehension, building search, and article search and tracking. Marco is also certified on five scents; cocaine, meth, marijuana, mushroom and heroin. ■

Meet the artist

The Union County Arts Co-op will feature an artist each month beginning in November. First up is Lisa Crist. C r i s t studied oil Lisa Crist painting in Seattle, Wash., under the instruction of internation-

Pastor Steven Pawelk peruses the exhibit of the life of Mother Teresa with Tom Koenig and associate pastor Aaron Wessman. Photos by C. Taylor

2004 to become a full-time gospel music artist with her family, The Crist Family. The group has toured the United States and internationally since moving to Tennessee. In order to continue her first love of oil painting, Crist joined Aurora Bull’s art class in Maynardville. Although Crist enjoys many styles, her greatest love is impressionism and the human body. Crist continues to create amazing works of art and plans to continue painting at her home in Union K9 officer Phillip King shares a hug with partner and friend Marco. County for years to come. Come meet artist Lisa ally renowned artist Ilona skills under various paint- School of Fine Arts. Crist and view her work at Crist studied with Rittler the Union County Arts CoA. Rittler. Rittler was born ers in Budapest, Salzburg in Hungary to a family of and Rome. After moving for 20 years and became her op 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday, acclaimed painters and to Washington State, she assistant at the school. Crist Nov. 3. sculptors and honed her founded the Ilona Rittler moved to Maynardville in Contact Info: brentcindyt@gmail.com

Lions express thanks for help with diabetes screenings Union County Lions Club president Dr. Ronnie Mincey said thanks to Union County pharmacies which donated supplies to allow the Lions Club to conduct diabetes screenings at the Heritage Festival on Oct. 6. Pharmacist Charlie Hudson of Union Discount Pharmacy donated test strips and lancets, Okie’s Pharmacy donated test strips and gloves, and a Rite Aid pharmacist and his wife made a personal donation to the cause. Recognition also goes to Union County Lions Club secretary/treasurer Darrell Malone and Lions Bill Sexton, Eugene Brantley and Donna Jones who served in the booth during the chilly, windy festival day.

School bucks from Food City Jason Bailey, principal of Paulette Elementary School, and Jo Williams, office manager of Food City, celebrate the company’s donation of $15,000 to Union County schools. Paulette finished in first place, earning $4,111.49 through School Bucks.

School board notes ■

School bucks from Food City

Local principals were all smiles when Food City office manager Jo Williams handed out checks at last week’s board meeting. “Make your turkey dollars count,” said Williams. Food City’s fourth promotion is underway. Customers link their ValuCard to their school of choice, and everyone needs to relink for this school year, Williams said. Across a 3-state region, Food City has 109 stores and 18,000 registered schools. Of those, Union County was No. 2. Contributions were: Paulette, $4,111.49; Union County High School, $3,167.07; Luttrell, $2,214.24; Sharps

Chapel, $1,822.11; Maynardville Elementary, $1,698.46; Horace Maynard Middle School, $1,637.46; and Big Ridge, $661.35. ■

Gear Up grant

Union is one of 16 counties statewide to secure a grant through the state’s Gear Up program. Susan Oaks made the announcement at last week’s school board meeting. The grant is for $556,630 over seven years and will cover this year’s 7th graders. Oaks said Union County actually received $200,000 more than was requested. Gear Up’s goal is to increase enrollment and success in postsecondary education.

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Congrats to all! There was a double dose of good news at the recent school board meeting. The county is one of 16 to win a Gear Up grant, designed to encourage this year’s 7th graders to enroll and succeed in college.

Sandra Clark We’ll be following up with the progress of these kids and teachers. The grant brought more than a half million dollars to Union County Public Schools. Food City demonstrated once again its great partnership with public education when Jo Williams handed out checks worth $15,000 to local principals. What’s really amazing is that the local store was No. 2 of 109 stores in total money awarded. Relink your ValuCard today and select your school of choice for next fall’s awards. Herb Moncier was dispatched without supper again. Mary Ann Stackhouse, the board’s attorney, presented a letter from Moncier, threatening to sue to collect a $15,000 fee for representing reinstated Director of Schools Wayne Goforth. Brian Oaks made the motion not to pay the fee. It carried with four yeses and three abstentions. Those abstaining are already being sued personally by Moncier.

Sun shines on Luttrell By Sandra Clark Sonja Saylor has a ready smile and contagious laugh. Student artwork covers the desks and walls of the principal of Luttrell Elementary School. “Some of the sweetest kids in the world go to school here,” she says. “And we have the most amazing teachers. In our county as a whole, our teachers do an extraordinary job with what they have to do with.” Saylor, who grew up in Sharps Chapel and now lives in Halls, is a 10-year veteran principal at Luttrell Elementary. She’s been in education for 25 years, previously teaching at Luttrell and Sharps Chapel. The school sits back off Tazewell Pike in the shadow of House Mountain. Folks were gearing up for Friday’s carnival/festival when we toured on Tuesday. Colorful baskets lined the main hall. Excitement infused students and staff alike. Luttrell Elementary serves students in pre-K (one class), kindergarten (four classes) and grades 1-5 (three classes each). Thirty teachers work with 355 students. The school has not been on the state’s “improvement” list during Saylor’s tenure. “We’re all a little different,” Saylor said of teaching strategies in the county’s elementary schools. Eight years ago, she and the faculty began differentiating instruction based on teacher TCAP scores, letting teachers play to their strengths. All teach-

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ing, Saylor said. “No one wants to send their child to school and have them bullied.” The classes are preventative, centering on “what to do if” situations. Extracurricular opportunities include basketball, baseball and cheerleading. Luttrell has a 4-H Club chapter and scouting. An after-school program operated by the Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority runs from 3:15-5:45 p.m. daily. It includes homework help, tutoring, art and free time. “The program is housed here but is not school-run,” said Saylor. Tabitha Faulkner heads the school’s Parent Teacher Organization, a group Saylor calls very active and supportive. PTO is currently working to restore power and plumbing to the concession stand.

Principal Sonja Saylor and instructional facilitator Stacy Smith Photos by S. Clark

School needs? Saylor said no one had ever asked her that question. She quickly listed: “More teachers, more support personnel, new books in the library, teacher supplies.” As a Title I school, Luttrell is “pretty well equipped” on technology with SMART boards and computers. All teachers have laptops.

Stacy Smith is an instructional facilitator at Luttrell Elementary. He’s there to help with teacher evaluations, to help with intervention and basically to help increase student achievement. Both Smith and Saylor have multiple degrees – bachelor’s and master’s – and both hold Ed.S. degrees from LMU.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 • 2pm - 4pm They were married on October 27, 1962. He is retired from Dempster Brothers, formerly of Knoxville. Henry and Melba were the owners/operators of Little Darlings Video & Golden Tan in Luttrell for over 20 years. They have two daughters, Kay (Kidwell) Kitts of Luttrell and Missy (Kidwell) Phillips of Maynardville. They have two grandchildren, Justin Phillips and Aaron Kitts. They have 4 furry babies that keep them young. They are truly an inspiration to all of us!


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BEST RESTAURANT, BEST CHEESEBURGER Third Year Double Winner - Pete’s Place Pete and Nancy Chadwell owned Pete’s Place until 1991, and Keith Nease reopened with the same name 10 years ago. For three years in a row, the restaurant has been chosen by customers as the best in Union County. “Pete is the namesake of the place and I have to give a lot of credit to him,” said Nease. “He and Nancy have given me a great deal of support.” Pete’s Place manager and chef Dave McMillan Nease also gives credit to his and Pete Chadwell, the original Pete. cooks and appreciation to his customers in Union and surrounding counties. People travel from Grainger and Claiborne counties and beyond for the food and friendliness at Pete’s Place. Info: 3905 Maynardville Highway, 992-3698

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he ballots are in for the third annual Best of Union County, and once again there were many close votes. Union County is filled with wonderful businesses, and more than 150 residents cast ballots for their favorites to select the best of the best. The contest is sponsored each year by Shopper-News and the Union County Chamber of Commerce, where the votes were collected and tabulated. Please visit these outstanding businesses to say “Congratulations” and thank them for their great services.

– Cindy Taylor

BEST GAS PRICES, BEST GROCERY STORE Third Year Double Winner – Food City

Commercial Bank head teller Pam Middleton and tellers Mary West, Laura England, Christine Tharp and Pam Keck. Not pictured are loan officer Melissa Stormer, CSR Leslie Hill and manager Brenda Sweet.

FRIENDLIEST BANK TELLERS Third Year Winner - Commercial Bank With the fast pace of living, it’s nice to know you can still find a friendly face at the bank. Most customers of Commercial Bank enjoy visiting the two branches in Union County so much that they prefer face-to-face transactions rather than the online experience. “We try to provide fast, accurate, friendly service,” said Maynardville branch manager Brenda Sweet. “We treat each member like family.” The family atmosphere is evident as customers come in with new family photos and stories to share with employees. Info: Maynardville branch, 992-5245; Luttrell branch, 992-5293

Food City in Maynardville has been a blessing to Union County since it first opened, and residents have found a way to acknowledge that by selecting the store as the Best of Union County for gas prices and groceries. The store has been instrumental in Food City assistant manager Andrew Woods and promoting comproduce manager Robert Hardin. munity events and providing for residents. “We appreciate the business and thank our customers for making us the number one grocery store,” said assistant manager Andrew Woods. Onsite gas station Gas N Go consistently offers competitive pricing. According to Gas N Go coordinator Anita Pannell, for every $150 dollars spent in Food City, Gas N Go will allow a discount of 15 cents per gallon on a Food City Gas N Go coordi20-gallon fill up. nator Anita Pannell and loyal customer Sabrina Wilkerson. Info: 992-9991

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Flowers by Bob staff members Judy Bailey, Angie Blankenship, Jan Longmire and owner Bob Sharp. Not pictured are Willie Hicks and Kathy Williams.

BEST FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS Third Year Winner – Flowers by Bob Tennessee Florist Hall of Fame and Tennessee State Florist of the Year are honors previously received by Flowers by Bob. But to have the residents of Union County vote them the best means even more to this company. “This is quite an honor to receive three years in a row,” said owner Bob Sharp. Flowers by Bob is gearing up for the season with an open house Nov. 2-10, and there is already a Christmas wonderland inside the shop. They encourage everyone to come and see what’s new for 2013. Info: 992-8148

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THE BALLOTS ARE IN • THE BALLOTS ARE IN • THE BALLOTS ARE IN • THE BALLOTS ARE IN • THE BALLOTS ARE IN BEST HARDWARE STORE Third Year Winner - Affordable Ace Hardware

BEST BISCUITS Second Year Winner - Hardee’s

From nuts and bolts to bolts of carpet, Affordable Ace Hardware is where you’ll find useful household items. Whether you need a repair or a fresh start, store owner Darrell Snapp and his staff are happy to help you find the proper tool or Ace Hardware staff members Rachel Beason, manager replacement part. Norman Stanford, owner Darrell Snapp, Jerry Wilson and The store James Smith. Not pictured is Matthew Woods. opened in 1989 and includes an outdoor section of building supplies and rental equipment. Shelves are stocked with pretty much every piece of hardware you can think of and many you may not. If you need an unusual or hard-to-find piece of hardware you’ll want to start your search here. Info: 992-5867.

The second time winner for best biscuits is Hardee’s in Maynardville. Jenny Vancel was the biscuit whiz for 10 years until an injury forced her to give up the rolling pin. She has now passed her knowledge on to Teresa Kitts, who follows Vancel’s method. Try one, or two, the next time you’re in the mood for a delicious old-fashioned breakfast biscuit. And don’t forget, Hardee’s serves lunch and dinner as well. Info: 992-8811

Okie’s Pharmacy staff members Tiffany Bowman, Sammi Jo Booker, Elizabeth Hutchison, Jennifer Atkins, pharmacist Dana Johnson, Lakin Massengile, Melissa Duncan, Christy Carroll and Lisa Jo Bailey. Not pictured is head pharmacist and manager Michelle Leach.

BEST PHARMACY Third Year Winner - Okie’s Okie’s is truly one of Union County’s favorite businesses. For the third year in a row, Okie’s has been voted the best pharmacy in Union County. Michelle Leach has been the pharmacy manager for three years, and Lisa Jo Bailey has been the front end manager for 13 years. “We thank all of our local customers and appreciate their business,” said Bailey. “We love the people of Union County.” With more than 10 employees, there is always someone available to answer questions or provide speedy refills. Info: 992-9455

BEST HANDYMAN Second Year Winner - Bill Allen From roof and plumbing repairs to electrical problems Bill Allen is the man to call. His company, Bill’s Home Improvement, offers a broad range of home repairs that includes making service calls. “I think people have come to know me because of my hat,” said Allen. “We’re happy to help the people of Union County and apCharles Conant and Bill Allen of Bill’s Home preciate them voting for us.” Improvement Allen recently partnered with Charles Conant, who says his background includes a little bit of everything. Info: 408-893-7164 or 992-2573

BEST PLACE TO CAMP Third Year Winner - Big Ridge State Park With 50 campsites, 12 on the water, you’d be hard pressed to find a better campground than Big Ridge State Park, and the folks of Union County seem to agree. The park offers self registration on a first-come-first-served basis. All sites have water and electric, and there are three bathhouses, one of which is wheelchair accessible. The campground is open year round and offers a lake swimming area Memorial Day through Labor Day. Onsite rangers Sarah Nicley, Scott Ferguson and Derek Wilson have residences at the park and are available to Big Ridge State Park help with any questions. Ranger Sarah Nicley Info: 992-5523.

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BEST BOLOGNA SANDWICH Booker’s One Stop Market and Deli BEST COFFEE/WIFI Second Year Double Winner – McDonald’s

Booker’s is back on track with the win for the best bologna sandwich. Their deli has a constant flow of customers, especially close to lunchtime. Alco Cox says he eats lunch there every day and agrees the sandwich is the best in Union County. Stop in and try one of their many deli items and sweet treats. Info: 992-0780 or 992-4203

FRIENDLIEST CHURCH Second Year Winner - Revival Vision Church of God

Booker’s One Stop Market frequent customer Alco Cox and employee Pam Davis

Revival Vision Church of God has been on a mission to be a lighthouse in the community since 2004, and that light appears to be shining. The new worship center opened this fall. Pastor Jim Mulkey and wife Lanelle are on staff at the church and have been involved in ministry for most of their lives. “I want to thank everyone who voted for us two years in a row,” said Mulkey. “It is great to know that they have such a high opinion of our church family. If Pastor Jim Mulkey and wife anyone is looking for a great and friendly church we Lanelle of Revival Vision invite them to come visit us.” Church Info: 992-7162

BEST HUNTING/FISHING STORE Second Year Winner - Kay’s Market If you want live bait, then look no further. Kay’s Market has night crawlers year round, and if that’s not your ticket maybe one from the lottery is. The gas station and convenience store also carries the usual grocery items. Kay and Wayne Butler own the family-run business and say the store can supply many of your last-minute fishing and hunting needs. So when the woods or the water are your final stop, make Kay’s Market your first. Info: 992-0824

BEST GREENHOUSE/LANDSCAPING Second Year Winner BeeGreen Landscaping

Kay’s Market employees Zach Hurst and Kirsten Butler, grandchildren of Fall is a great time to revamp your yard to prep for the owners next spring. Allen Beeler has the knowledge and tools to liven up that green and take it to a whole new level. For the second year, BeeGreen Landscaping has been voted the best. Beeler can handle all of your landscaping needs right down to a water feature if that is your dream. He also takes care of lawn maintenance either by contract or on an as-needed basis. Beeler could often be seen at the Union County Farmers Market this summer selling hanging baskets, vegetables and annuals. He also makes scented soy candles that are selling well at the markets. “Our primary focus is landscaping and mixed containers. People are very interested in that right now,” said Beeler. “I Allen Beeler of appreciate the votes from the people in my county.” BeeGreen LandInfo: 258-9926 scaping

BEST PROFESSIONAL OFFICE Second Year Winner - Union County Animal Hospital When you think of professionalism in the workplace, you often think of physicians’ offices or banks. The people in Union County thought of Dr. Jared Graves and his staff for the second year in a row. Pet owners and others who enter the office are treated quickly with courtesy and respect; and so are their furry friends. “We appreciate that our customers think so highly of us,” said Graves.

McDonald’s has outstanding coffee, and Union County residents agree for the second year in a row. The Maynardville McDonald’s underwent renovation last year but still provides the same delicious coffee along with an updated café atmosphere. Wi-fi Internet access is available as you sip your latte. Contemporary design surrounds you as you bask in the quiet of the morning or catch up with your Union County commissioner R.L. Jones comes in to purfriends and family for chase his morning coffee from Maynardville McDonan evening meal at a ald’s employee Laura Nelson. community table. Managers Nicole Shore and Jimmy Elliott invite you to come in and try the new menu items for fall.

FRIENDLIEST DAYCARE Second Year Winner - Classy Kids Classy Kids Day Care has been providing a safe daytime environment and after school care for the children of Union County for more than 14 years. Owner April Headrick has the contract with the Union County schools to provide after school care on location at the schools. Headrick employs only the best staff to oversee and love the children who participate in her program. “I am very parLexi Kiser, Classy Kids owner April Headrick, Milah Shoffticular about who I ner, Sydney DeFoe, Hayston Henry and Caleb Hall hire,” said Headrick. “This is my reputation on the line, and I usually look for people I know personally who have the training I require. Whatever the need is for each school, that is the need we try to meet. The most important thing is we are here for the students and the parents. I am excited and honored that people thought enough of us to vote for us again.” Info: 992-5437 Discount Tobacco BEST TOBACCO STORE owners Shannon and Vickie Cole.

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Vickie and Shannon Cole started Discount Tobacco 16 years ago, and it is still a family owned and operated business. The store stocks tobacco and tobacco-related products. Smoke odor candles can be purchased for those who live with a smoker and want to combat the smell. “Shannon smokes and I don’t,” said Vickie. “He knows when he lights up a cigarette he better light up a candle too or he’s in trouble.” Vickie says if you put one of the candles in your house you won’t even know there is a smoker. “We want to thank our loyal customers,” said Shannon. “They have continued to support us through the years.” Info: 992-8600

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Union County Animal Hospital staff Rose Farmer, owner Dr. Jared Graves, Maggie Gulley and Phyllis Malone. Graves’ son Walker, 4, holds his Jack Russell terrier Lily. Graves holds the resident manager silky terrier Tanner. Not pictured is Mary Anne Pendleton Info: 992-7181

BEST PIZZA Third Year Winner - Pizza Parlor Are you ready for a pizza that is made from scratch with more than 20 years of family recipes to back the flavor? Then hop on in to the Pizza Parlor where Kathy Seymour and her staff will treat you to the freshest ingredients and a family atmosphere. The business mixes their own hand-tossed dough and homemade sauce from scratch, and everything is made fresh daily. “My daddy Donald Collins made pizza for 50 years,” said Seymour. “He learned the art in Detroit and passed it on to me.” Info: 992-6284

BEST ARTIST/CRAFTER Betty Bullen

Whether viewed at a public showing or in her studio, the art of Betty Bullen can leave you breathless. Bullen has been depicting the life of Union County through her art since she helped found the Union County Heritage Festival eight years ago. Her art also reflects the life of her family. Her favorite piece is of children in her family walking on the beach. Bullen was humbled that residents of Union County loved her art enough to name her their favorite. “Thanks so much to all of you,” said Bullen. “My love of painting grows with every piece I attempt.” Bullen is currently painting on location at Dollywood through Nov. 3. Her studio is in her home in Luttrell where she also does framing and sells art supplies. Info: 919-5708 Artist Betty Bullen gears up for Art in the Park.

BEST EDUCATOR Steva Bates

Steva Bates

Some were surprised when they found out they had been selected by the residents of Union County for the Best of the Best. Luttrell Elementary School 5th grade teacher Steva Bates was shocked. She was standing just outside her classroom when Director of Schools Wayne Goforth, Dr. Jimmy Carter and Luttrell principal Sonja Saylor showed up at the door. Her first reaction was to wonder what was wrong, but then her sense of humor took over. “I was worried I was in trouble,” said Bates. “This is awesome, and I am very honored.”

BEST CAR REPAIR Doug and Bob Sexton Brothers Doug and Bob Sexton started their auto repair business in Maynardville 39 years ago. Though Doug has passed on, Bob is continuing the family tradition of honesty and hard work. “There are a lot of good people in Union County, and we really appreciate them voting for us,” said Bob. “We thank them for their business and support all these years.” Sexton’s can handle both body and mechanical work. Info: 992-5586

BEST REALTOR First Team Realty First Team Realty is a longtime Union County business. The company is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau and has had five consecutive complaintfree years. “This a pleasant surprise,” said owner Eddie Perry. “We do work hard at trying to be the best.” Info: 992-8326

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A-6 • OCTOBER 27, 2012 • UNION COUNTY SHOPPER-NEWS

UNION COUNTY SHOPPER-NEWS • OCTOBER 27, 2012 • A-7

THE BALLOTS ARE IN • THE BALLOTS ARE IN • THE BALLOTS ARE IN • THE BALLOTS ARE IN • THE BALLOTS ARE IN BEST HARDWARE STORE Third Year Winner - Affordable Ace Hardware

BEST BISCUITS Second Year Winner - Hardee’s

From nuts and bolts to bolts of carpet, Affordable Ace Hardware is where you’ll find useful household items. Whether you need a repair or a fresh start, store owner Darrell Snapp and his staff are happy to help you find the proper tool or Ace Hardware staff members Rachel Beason, manager replacement part. Norman Stanford, owner Darrell Snapp, Jerry Wilson and The store James Smith. Not pictured is Matthew Woods. opened in 1989 and includes an outdoor section of building supplies and rental equipment. Shelves are stocked with pretty much every piece of hardware you can think of and many you may not. If you need an unusual or hard-to-find piece of hardware you’ll want to start your search here. Info: 992-5867.

The second time winner for best biscuits is Hardee’s in Maynardville. Jenny Vancel was the biscuit whiz for 10 years until an injury forced her to give up the rolling pin. She has now passed her knowledge on to Teresa Kitts, who follows Vancel’s method. Try one, or two, the next time you’re in the mood for a delicious old-fashioned breakfast biscuit. And don’t forget, Hardee’s serves lunch and dinner as well. Info: 992-8811

Okie’s Pharmacy staff members Tiffany Bowman, Sammi Jo Booker, Elizabeth Hutchison, Jennifer Atkins, pharmacist Dana Johnson, Lakin Massengile, Melissa Duncan, Christy Carroll and Lisa Jo Bailey. Not pictured is head pharmacist and manager Michelle Leach.

BEST PHARMACY Third Year Winner - Okie’s Okie’s is truly one of Union County’s favorite businesses. For the third year in a row, Okie’s has been voted the best pharmacy in Union County. Michelle Leach has been the pharmacy manager for three years, and Lisa Jo Bailey has been the front end manager for 13 years. “We thank all of our local customers and appreciate their business,” said Bailey. “We love the people of Union County.” With more than 10 employees, there is always someone available to answer questions or provide speedy refills. Info: 992-9455

BEST HANDYMAN Second Year Winner - Bill Allen From roof and plumbing repairs to electrical problems Bill Allen is the man to call. His company, Bill’s Home Improvement, offers a broad range of home repairs that includes making service calls. “I think people have come to know me because of my hat,” said Allen. “We’re happy to help the people of Union County and apCharles Conant and Bill Allen of Bill’s Home preciate them voting for us.” Improvement Allen recently partnered with Charles Conant, who says his background includes a little bit of everything. Info: 408-893-7164 or 992-2573

BEST PLACE TO CAMP Third Year Winner - Big Ridge State Park With 50 campsites, 12 on the water, you’d be hard pressed to find a better campground than Big Ridge State Park, and the folks of Union County seem to agree. The park offers self registration on a first-come-first-served basis. All sites have water and electric, and there are three bathhouses, one of which is wheelchair accessible. The campground is open year round and offers a lake swimming area Memorial Day through Labor Day. Onsite rangers Sarah Nicley, Scott Ferguson and Derek Wilson have residences at the park and are available to Big Ridge State Park help with any questions. Ranger Sarah Nicley Info: 992-5523.

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Hardee’s biscuit pro Teresa Kitts, manager Tammy Wilder and Jenny Vancel

BEST BOLOGNA SANDWICH Booker’s One Stop Market and Deli BEST COFFEE/WIFI Second Year Double Winner – McDonald’s

Booker’s is back on track with the win for the best bologna sandwich. Their deli has a constant flow of customers, especially close to lunchtime. Alco Cox says he eats lunch there every day and agrees the sandwich is the best in Union County. Stop in and try one of their many deli items and sweet treats. Info: 992-0780 or 992-4203

FRIENDLIEST CHURCH Second Year Winner - Revival Vision Church of God

Booker’s One Stop Market frequent customer Alco Cox and employee Pam Davis

Revival Vision Church of God has been on a mission to be a lighthouse in the community since 2004, and that light appears to be shining. The new worship center opened this fall. Pastor Jim Mulkey and wife Lanelle are on staff at the church and have been involved in ministry for most of their lives. “I want to thank everyone who voted for us two years in a row,” said Mulkey. “It is great to know that they have such a high opinion of our church family. If Pastor Jim Mulkey and wife anyone is looking for a great and friendly church we Lanelle of Revival Vision invite them to come visit us.” Church Info: 992-7162

BEST HUNTING/FISHING STORE Second Year Winner - Kay’s Market If you want live bait, then look no further. Kay’s Market has night crawlers year round, and if that’s not your ticket maybe one from the lottery is. The gas station and convenience store also carries the usual grocery items. Kay and Wayne Butler own the family-run business and say the store can supply many of your last-minute fishing and hunting needs. So when the woods or the water are your final stop, make Kay’s Market your first. Info: 992-0824

BEST GREENHOUSE/LANDSCAPING Second Year Winner BeeGreen Landscaping

Kay’s Market employees Zach Hurst and Kirsten Butler, grandchildren of Fall is a great time to revamp your yard to prep for the owners next spring. Allen Beeler has the knowledge and tools to liven up that green and take it to a whole new level. For the second year, BeeGreen Landscaping has been voted the best. Beeler can handle all of your landscaping needs right down to a water feature if that is your dream. He also takes care of lawn maintenance either by contract or on an as-needed basis. Beeler could often be seen at the Union County Farmers Market this summer selling hanging baskets, vegetables and annuals. He also makes scented soy candles that are selling well at the markets. “Our primary focus is landscaping and mixed containers. People are very interested in that right now,” said Beeler. “I Allen Beeler of appreciate the votes from the people in my county.” BeeGreen LandInfo: 258-9926 scaping

BEST PROFESSIONAL OFFICE Second Year Winner - Union County Animal Hospital When you think of professionalism in the workplace, you often think of physicians’ offices or banks. The people in Union County thought of Dr. Jared Graves and his staff for the second year in a row. Pet owners and others who enter the office are treated quickly with courtesy and respect; and so are their furry friends. “We appreciate that our customers think so highly of us,” said Graves.

McDonald’s has outstanding coffee, and Union County residents agree for the second year in a row. The Maynardville McDonald’s underwent renovation last year but still provides the same delicious coffee along with an updated café atmosphere. Wi-fi Internet access is available as you sip your latte. Contemporary design surrounds you as you bask in the quiet of the morning or catch up with your Union County commissioner R.L. Jones comes in to purfriends and family for chase his morning coffee from Maynardville McDonan evening meal at a ald’s employee Laura Nelson. community table. Managers Nicole Shore and Jimmy Elliott invite you to come in and try the new menu items for fall.

FRIENDLIEST DAYCARE Second Year Winner - Classy Kids Classy Kids Day Care has been providing a safe daytime environment and after school care for the children of Union County for more than 14 years. Owner April Headrick has the contract with the Union County schools to provide after school care on location at the schools. Headrick employs only the best staff to oversee and love the children who participate in her program. “I am very parLexi Kiser, Classy Kids owner April Headrick, Milah Shoffticular about who I ner, Sydney DeFoe, Hayston Henry and Caleb Hall hire,” said Headrick. “This is my reputation on the line, and I usually look for people I know personally who have the training I require. Whatever the need is for each school, that is the need we try to meet. The most important thing is we are here for the students and the parents. I am excited and honored that people thought enough of us to vote for us again.” Info: 992-5437 Discount Tobacco BEST TOBACCO STORE owners Shannon and Vickie Cole.

Discount Tobacco

Vickie and Shannon Cole started Discount Tobacco 16 years ago, and it is still a family owned and operated business. The store stocks tobacco and tobacco-related products. Smoke odor candles can be purchased for those who live with a smoker and want to combat the smell. “Shannon smokes and I don’t,” said Vickie. “He knows when he lights up a cigarette he better light up a candle too or he’s in trouble.” Vickie says if you put one of the candles in your house you won’t even know there is a smoker. “We want to thank our loyal customers,” said Shannon. “They have continued to support us through the years.” Info: 992-8600

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Union County Animal Hospital staff Rose Farmer, owner Dr. Jared Graves, Maggie Gulley and Phyllis Malone. Graves’ son Walker, 4, holds his Jack Russell terrier Lily. Graves holds the resident manager silky terrier Tanner. Not pictured is Mary Anne Pendleton Info: 992-7181

BEST PIZZA Third Year Winner - Pizza Parlor Are you ready for a pizza that is made from scratch with more than 20 years of family recipes to back the flavor? Then hop on in to the Pizza Parlor where Kathy Seymour and her staff will treat you to the freshest ingredients and a family atmosphere. The business mixes their own hand-tossed dough and homemade sauce from scratch, and everything is made fresh daily. “My daddy Donald Collins made pizza for 50 years,” said Seymour. “He learned the art in Detroit and passed it on to me.” Info: 992-6284

BEST ARTIST/CRAFTER Betty Bullen

Whether viewed at a public showing or in her studio, the art of Betty Bullen can leave you breathless. Bullen has been depicting the life of Union County through her art since she helped found the Union County Heritage Festival eight years ago. Her art also reflects the life of her family. Her favorite piece is of children in her family walking on the beach. Bullen was humbled that residents of Union County loved her art enough to name her their favorite. “Thanks so much to all of you,” said Bullen. “My love of painting grows with every piece I attempt.” Bullen is currently painting on location at Dollywood through Nov. 3. Her studio is in her home in Luttrell where she also does framing and sells art supplies. Info: 919-5708 Artist Betty Bullen gears up for Art in the Park.

BEST EDUCATOR Steva Bates

Steva Bates

Some were surprised when they found out they had been selected by the residents of Union County for the Best of the Best. Luttrell Elementary School 5th grade teacher Steva Bates was shocked. She was standing just outside her classroom when Director of Schools Wayne Goforth, Dr. Jimmy Carter and Luttrell principal Sonja Saylor showed up at the door. Her first reaction was to wonder what was wrong, but then her sense of humor took over. “I was worried I was in trouble,” said Bates. “This is awesome, and I am very honored.”

BEST CAR REPAIR Doug and Bob Sexton Brothers Doug and Bob Sexton started their auto repair business in Maynardville 39 years ago. Though Doug has passed on, Bob is continuing the family tradition of honesty and hard work. “There are a lot of good people in Union County, and we really appreciate them voting for us,” said Bob. “We thank them for their business and support all these years.” Sexton’s can handle both body and mechanical work. Info: 992-5586

BEST REALTOR First Team Realty First Team Realty is a longtime Union County business. The company is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau and has had five consecutive complaintfree years. “This a pleasant surprise,” said owner Eddie Perry. “We do work hard at trying to be the best.” Info: 992-8326

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“We’re here for the people of Union County,” said Noah. “We try to listen to what they want.” Expansion continues with the addition of a 3,400 square foot deck adjacent to the marina. Noah says the deck will give visitors more space to relax at the dock and should be complete by Memorial Day weekend 2013. Noah emphasized that this is not a bar. Beer will continue to be the only alcoholic beverage served, in keeping with the existing character of the resort. Info: 992-5241

BEST TANNING SALON Sun Tyme Tanning Sun Tyme Tanning has been in Union County for more than 10 years. Owner Lori Wallace took over three years ago and manages the tanning and fitness facility. Tanning and fitness packages are available year round and the facility is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. Workout equipment includes ellipticals, treadmills and free-weights. “I want to thank our customers for voting and coming in and bringing new clients,” said Wallace. “We really appreciate them.” Info: 992-8778

BEST MUSIC VENUE Bubba Brews Sun Tyme Tanning and Fitness owner Lori Wallace at her 10-minute stand-up tanning booth.

Bubba Brews’ shark logo has become well known around the county since Bubba Bass and wife Nancy opened the restaurant and bar in 2009. Nancy has since opened the T-shirt Shack adjacent to the bar and carries a full line of souvenirs. The bar has karaoke and live music every weekend unless they substitute UT football games. Bubba Brews crew Chris Fundell, Matthew Doss and “This is great news,” owner Bubba Bass. said Bubba. “We’ve always dreamed of owning a bar, and we appreciate our loyal customers.” Info: 992-3091

BEST AUCTIONEER East TN Realty/Rick Rutherford Three-year-old Aiden Bowman (seated) always gets his hair cut by one of the “crew.” Cutting Crew staff members are Cindy Walker, Kelly Henry, manager Nikki Hall and Andrea Chesney.

BEST HAIR SALON Cutting Crew The Cutting Crew salon has been in Maynardville for nine years, and business continues to grow. The salon has a wide range of services and provides hair care for all ages. “We really appreciate all the votes,” said manager Nikki Hall. “Our customers are the best, and they always get good service no matter who does their hair.” Info: 992-5757

BEST LAST MINUTE GIFTS Dollar General Debbie Sallings has just completed her first year as Dollar General store manager and already has an appreciation for her customers. “Our shoppers are very loyal and really nice people, said Sallings. “We thank them for voting for us.” Sallings reminds the community that Dollar General is a quick stop for food items as well. Info: 992-3088

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Rick Rutherford has been calling auctions since he took the bus to Reisch College in 1971 to learn the craft. The number 46 is on his license, proving him to be one of the oldest living auctioneers in the state and one of the youngest when he started. “We really appreciate all the past business we’ve had,” said Rutherford. Rick Rutherford Gary Rutherford and G.W. Rutherford work at the business, making this a family owned operation for 44 years and the oldest real estate business in Union County. Info: 992-9000

BEST EMPLOYER Union County Board of Education Union County Public Schools is the largest employer in Union County and apparently one of the best according to the vote. Employees say the school system strives to educate students in Union County, support the business community and maintain good community relations. Director Wayne Goforth is proud to be a part of the system. “Our system is staffed with competent, reliable employees and offers fair wages, quality benefits and opportunities for professional growth,” said Goforth. “We are committed to providing the best education for our students and support for our teachers Wayne Goforth to provide all the tools they need to be successful.” Info: 992-5466

BEST MARINA Hickory Star Resort and Marina

BEST INSURANCE COMPANY State Farm

Two years ago, the Parton brothers, David and Johnny, and Dean Knuckles purchased Hickory Star Marina. Since that time they have turned the facility into a year-round place to visit while maintaining a familyfriendly atmosphere. Justin Noah has a busy job as resort general manager. Fall colors at Hickory Star Resort and Marina.

David McCollough established State Farm Insurance in Maynardville 24 years ago, and the business has continued to grow. A Texas native, McCollough moved to Union County just as another State Farm agent was retiring, so he was able to start his business on the spot. “I want to thank all of our customState Farm Insurance agents Darlene ers for their vote,” said McCollough. “It means a lot to us and we are happy Wine, David McCollough and Traci to serve the people of Union County.” Hickman. Not pictured is CSR Pam Keck. The company offers auto, home, business, life and health insurance. Info: 992-5268

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UNION COUNTY SHOPPER-NEWS • OCTOBER 27, 2012 • 9

It’s basketball time in Tennessee

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uonzo and I and several players and possibly you anticipate solid improvement in Tennessee basketball this winter. Those who do national polls and predictions are not convinced. The Volunteers exceeded expectations last season. They caught on to Cuonzo Martin’s way of life in time to win 19. They went 7-1 in February by being mentally tough enough to prevail at Gainesville, Columbia and Baton Rouge. They did not finish well. They were one and done in the Southeastern Conference tournament. They were excluded from the 68-team NCAA field. They lost at home to Middle Tennessee State in the NIT. There is plenty of room for improvement. This team, at this time, has several advantages over that team. Last fall, Martin was still picking up the pieces from the Bruce Pearl puzzle, trying to find where they fit. He was introducing a bluecollar game that included the occasional f loor burn but not a lot of frills and no disco strobes. He did not have Jarnell Stokes. Stokes, 6-8, 270 and an excellent student, was at Southwind High in Memphis, ineligible because of a transfer. He was parked, deciding what to do next. He had limited choices.

Sit tight and wait until this year. Switch to a prep school. Or graduate early and sign with a university that had an available scholarship. There weren’t many. Tennessee had one and a coach who made sense. Cuonzo explained that the SEC is a men’s league. He offered the almost 18-year-old sound guidance and the chance to grow up in a hurry. Stokes did it. I keep remembering what he did to Vanderbilt in the season finale – 11 points, 14 rebounds, five blocked shots. Oh my. Tennessee had and still has strongman Jeronne Maymon, 6-7 and 260, point guard Trae Golden, best streak shooter Skyler McBee and an impressive supporting cast of Jordan McRae, Josh Richardson, Kenny Hall, improving Yemi Makanjuola and Dwight Miller. New talent includes junior college recruit D’Montre Edwards, redshirt freshman Quinton Chievous and even younger Armani Moore. Then and now? Overall experience is a definite plus. Players appear stronger. Conditioning coach Nicodemus Christopher must be doing something right. The trip to Italy proved positive. There is no uncertainty about obligations. Play hard. Do defense.

Some things will be different. Last year’s Vols pushed Duke, almost beat Memphis and clobbered Charminade in the happy Hawaii invitational. This group goes to Puerto Rico. Last December those Vols lost at home to Austin Peay. It was the lowlight of a four-game sinking spell that included Oakland, Pitt and College of Charleston. That won’t happen again. They don’t play three of the four. These Vols have a show date with Georgetown at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The Memphis Tigers come to Knoxville in early January as featured attraction of a six-game home stand, preliminary to the SEC race. Cuonzo Martin, guarded instead of boastful, expects this to be an NCA A tournament team but will leave most of the big talk to others. He expects Golden to be much improved as f loor leader and has told Trae. He expects the inside game, Maymon and Stokes, to most often provide the winning edge. This part is guesswork: Vols will be a better ref lection of the coach, determined instead of f lamboyant, competitive without a lot of noise, likely to make you proud.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, And in his word I hope; My soul waits for the Lord More than those who watch for the morning, More than those who watch for the morning. (Psalm 130: 5-6 NRSV) When all else is long and gone forever, there is yearning. One of the few welcome lessons age teaches is that only desire trumps time. (Thirteen Moons, Charles Frazier) Waiting. Waiting with joy for an encounter, a reunion, a return. Waiting with dread for a diagnosis, an outcome, a verdict. Waiting with anticipation for a glance, a word, a call. There are few things harder. We wait for holidays, for birthdays, for happenings, looking forward in time, imagining the day, the event, the encounter itself. Is waiting a waste? Is it squandered time? Why wait, when I could get busy doing something creative, or at least useful? There is certainly bib-

lical evidence that God employs waiting as a tool to shape us, or events, to suit God’s purposes and timetable. Ask any one of several people of the Bible who waited so long they gave up: Abraham, who at the age of 100 became the father of Isaac; Sarah, who waited so long she laughed in an angel’s face when he told her she would conceive; the priest Zechariah, who was struck dumb by the angel Gabriel because he refused to believe the angel’s good news of a child to be born to the old priest’s wife Elizabeth. So how were these people changed by their waiting?

They were certainly frustrated, surely angry at times, despairing at other moments. They must have wondered what God was up to. But I wonder if they noticed the changes that were taking place within themselves? The coming to terms, the growing realization that God is God and they are not, the surprising notion that perhaps God has other, unexpected plans for them. Which begs the question: what are you waiting for? What are you yearning for? What is God using to shape and sculpt and mold you? And to what purpose? Who or what will God use to shape your life? To make you the person God intended you to be? Just know this: God is always at work in your life. God is building or paring down; God is creating or honing; God is perfecting. Just wait. Just wait to see what wonder God is creating in your life.

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Library director Chantay Collins wins best costume and booth.

Eli, 6 and Jordan Bailey, 9

A ghoulish night By Cindy Taylor The 2012 Dark in the Park drew a record crowd of more than 400 to Wilson Park for food, candy and a few frights. Ghosts, goblins and ghouls, along with a few princesses, pirates and pixies, roamed the grounds in search of treats and granting tricks. Creepy delights were uncovered at the haunted gazebo, prizes were awarded for best costume and this year’s fun included a new costume cate-“gory” for the best dressed vendor and booth. Maynardville library director Chantay Collins had no trouble walking away with that prize being dressed to kill; or as though she had been killed. Mayor Mike Williams awarded the prizes for best costumes. The wonderfully grue-

some event was deemed a huge success by its promoters who thanked contributors: Gunner Davis looks for candy in the bucket which also holds A&B Bookkeeping, BETA a little pink baby (Devyn Tabor, 9 months). and HOSA clubs of Union County, city of Maynardville, Commercial Bank, Janet’s Salon, Maynardville Library, Okie’s Pharmacy, ShopperNews, The Polygraph, Tinker’s Trinkets, Tobacco and More, Trinity Funeral Home, Union County Ambulance Service, Union County Arts Co-op, Union County Circuit Court Clerk, Union County Clerk, Union County Humane Society, Union County Property Assessor, Union County Register of Deeds and Union County Trustee’s Office. Flowers by Bob donated the prize for the best dressed First place winner of age 0-4 is vendor and booth. Without Riley Tharp, 1. Second place winner of age the generosity of these busi0-4 is Teyannah Meltabarger. nesses this event would not be possible.

Madison Lock, 10 months, pictured with mom Amanda, wins third place for ages 0-4.

Winners in the 10-14 age group are Rebecca Heatherly, 10, (first), Destiny McLean, 10, (second) and Spencer Holt, 12 (third).

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Volunteers collect hazardous waste Volunteers and officials collected 3,900 pounds of hazardous waste during a drive Oct. 20 coordinated by Becky Munsey of the Solid Waste Authority. Also involved were Jackie Erlbacher with Keep Union County Beautiful and Paula Mitchel with TDEC. The material was delivered to the Wolfe Road Convenience Center in Luttrell. Assisting with the collection were Chief Danny Smith and John Brogan of the Maynardville Fire Department; David Reynolds with Clean Harbors Environmental Service; Patrick Storey, Sgt. Mike Butcher and K9 Officer Philip King with dog Marco of the Union County Sheriff’s Office. Household waste info: Becky Munsey, 992-2666, or Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Mike Butcher kucb@unioncountytn.org.

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THROUGH NOV. 22 Annual fruit sale at Union County High School. Info available through CTE students. Navel oranges, juice oranges, tangelos, grapefruit and apples. Expected arrival is Tuesday, Nov. 27. Additional info: 992-0180.

SATURDAY, OCT. 27 Fall festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Powerhouse Ministries Freewill Baptist Church, 1521 Main St., in Maynardville. Food, talent contest, music, arts and crafts, and games for the kids. Proceeds will benefit the church’s building fund. Fall festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Little Flat Creek Baptist Church, 9132 E. Emory Road. Antique cars, food, refreshments, games, horseshoes, music, guest speakers preaching in the log church; Vesper service at cemetery. Customer Appreciation Day hosted by Union Farmers Co-op, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendors, door prizes, and lunch provided. All invited. Branson’s Farms Haunted Forest, 3208 Dutch Valley Road in Washburn, 7:30-10:30 p.m. $3. Info: 497-3500, http://bransonhauntedforest. webs.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/ BransonsFarmsHauntedForest.

SUNDAY, OCT. 28 Fall festival, 4-6 p.m., Graveston Baptist Church, 8319 Clapps Chapel Road. Food, music, games, activities. Meals served 5-6 p.m. Info: 6860186 or http://www.graveston.org/. In concert: Justin Terry, Southern Gospel recording artist; 6 p.m., Highland Baptist Church, 6014 Babelay Road. A love offering will be taken. Info: w w w.hbcknox.org or Byron, 6808823.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31

FRIDAY, NOV.9

Halloween Carnival hosted by Adult Day Services, 1-3 p.m. Activities geared for toddlers/ preschoolers and seniors, but kids of all ages are welcome. Info: Kathy Chesney, 745-1626. Fright Day at the Luttrell Library, 10 a.m.noon, for all children. Activities include Story Time, crafts and games, and a Costume Contest. Chili lunch fundraiser, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Maynardville Senior Center. $5 per person for bowl of chili, drink and dessert. Baked items for sale. Everyone welcome. Family Palooza, 6-8 p.m., Union Baptist Church, 6701 Washington Pike. Carnival games, cake walk, free candy, hot dog meal ($3), prizes and more. Info: 6874500, www.discoverunion.org.

Customer Appreciation Day, First Century Bank. Food, beverages, prizes throughout the day at all locations. Union County High School Veterans Day Program. Registration and refreshments, 9 a.m.; program at 10 a.m. in the auditorium. Everyone is invited.

THURSDAY, NOV. 1

Master Beef Producer class: “Herd Health,” 6:30 p.m., Union County UT Extension office, 3925 Maynardville Highway. Info: 992-8038.

Union County Community Choir practice, 7 p.m., Alder Springs Baptist Church on Hickory Star Road. All are welcome to participate. Info: Anthony Malone, 992-6944. Master Beef Producer class: “Feeding the Beef Herd,” 6:30 p.m., Union County UT Extension office, 3925 Maynardville Highway. Info: 992-8038.

FRIDAY, NOV. 2

MONDAY, NOV. 12 Master Beef Producer class: “Forages,” 6:30 p.m., Union County UT Extension office, 3925 Maynardville Highway. Info: 992-8038.

TUESDAY NOV. 13

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14 Luttrell Senior Center community outreach event, sponsored by the Union County Office on Aging. Info or appointment: 992-0361 or 992-3292.

THURSDAY, NOV. 15

The Paulette Pawlapalooza, 6-8 p.m., Paulette Elementary. Games, bounce house, haunted hallway, food and cake walks. Info: 243-4684. Spaghetti Dinner and Movie, Sharps Chapel Senior Center, sponsored by Irwin’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., movie “Courageous” at 6:45. Donations only. All proceeds will be donated to the Union County Food Bank.

Master Beef Producer class: “Environmental Concerns and Food Safety,” 6:30 p.m., Union County UT Extension office, 3925 Maynardville Highway. Info: 992-8038.

MONDAY, NOV. 19 Master Beef Producer class: “Marketing, Graduation, and Dinner,” 6:30 p.m., Union County UT Extension office, 3925 Maynardville Highway. Info: 992-8038.

SATURDAY, NOV. 3 Chili supper with music by the Woodpickers and a silent auction, 5-8 p.m., Norris Community Building, hosted by Appalachian Arts Craft Center. $7.50 for meal only; $20 for meal plus handcrafted pottery bowl. Info: 494-9854 or www. appalachianarts.net. Fall festival, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Faithway Baptist Church, 4402 Crippen Road. Info: 254-4605.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21 Sharps Chapel Senior Center community outreach event, sponsored by the Union County Office on Aging. Info or appointment: 992-0361 or 992-3292.

SUNDAY, NOV. 4

SATURDAY, DEC. 1

Master Beef Producer class: “Genetics,” 6:30 p.m., Union County UT Extension office, 3925 Maynardville Highway. Info: 992-8038.

Stand in the Gap prayer march and event against drugs and alcohol abuse, 3 p.m. Gose Park in New Tazewell, for Union and Claiborne counties. Info: 9927162 or 223-9304. Revival services, Oaks Chapel American Christian Church, 6 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. during the week. The Revs. Buddy Hipsher and Tommy Russell will be preaching. All invited.

“Beaded Christmas Earrings” 1-4 p.m., with Kathy Seely, at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris. Registration deadline: Nov. 26.To register: 4949854 or www.appalachianarts.net. City of Luttrell Christmas Parade, noon. To register to participate: 992-0870. Halls Christmas Parade, 6 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCT. 30

MONDAY, NOV. 5

Seniors Trick or Treat at County Offices, leave Union County Senior Center 9:30 a.m. Party at Senior Center follows at 11.

Master Beef Producer class: “Cattle Handling,” 6:30 p.m., Union County UT Extension office, 3925 Maynardville Highway. Info: 992-8038.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12 Luttrell Senior Center community outreach event, sponsored by the Union County Office on Aging. Info or appointment: 992-0361 or 9923292.

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