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Luttrell Public Library will host children’s author Michael Shoulders 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 1. He writes books for preschool through eighth-grade children. Some of his books include “D for Dump Truck,” “V for Volunteer” and “Crossing the Deadline.” The library is at 115 Park Road in Luttrell. Info: 865992-0208.

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By Shannon Carey It was a hard road that led Burt Rosen to Knoxville, but it was also a path defined by God’s will. Rosen, CEO of Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries, shared his story as keynote speaker at the Union County Business and Professional Association Prayer Breakfast Friday, April 14, at the Union County Senior Center, tying everything back to the breakfast’s “Rise Beyond” theme. “How does a nice, Jewish kid from Miami wind up in Knoxville, Tennessee, at a Christian mission serving the homeless?” Rosen said. The answer to that question lies in Rosen’s Christian faith and willingness to serve God. The first step was his conversion to Christi-

anity as a young man. “Jesus got ahold of my life and changed everything,” he said. Then, three significant events unfolded that would shape the rest of Rosen’s life. His wife, Carolyn, received a cancer diagnosis. While her cancer later went into remission, it was a difficult time for the Rosen family. “I thought our world was coming to an end,” said Rosen. “But God said, ‘You’re going to rise above. You’re going to rise beyond.’” Some years later, Carolyn, a

diabetic, passed out on a busy highway and was in a horrific car crash. But Carolyn survived and maintained her mobility, and Rosen said God once again told him, “I can help you rise above. I have something in store.” This experience informed his later interactions with Knoxville’s homeless population, helping him know the difficulties of trying circumstances. “We became so aware of what happens when it hits your house,” Rosen said. Finally, and most heartbreak-

ingly, Rosen’s eldest son, Matthew, went through a difficult time, eventually dropping out of college, being arrested and setting out on his own. Rosen found him through miraculous circumstances while in New York City with Prison Fellowship Ministry. “I’m within 100 yards of Matthew in a city of so many people,” Rosen said. That was 15 years ago, and that was the last the Rosens saw of their son. To page A-2

Sheriff’s office tackles internet crime By Shannon Carey

Union County Sheriff Billy Breeding is fighting high-tech crime with high-tech equipment. The goal is to protect some of the most vulnerable Union Countians: kids. Union County recently joined the Tennessee Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force as an affiliate member. Detective Chris Carden volunteered to be the point person, and Union County received $23,000 in specialized equipment and training. That equipment includes a high-powered computer, a kit of various connectors for electronic devices, and some items that Carden can’t discuss. But the purpose is to extract data from phones, computers and tablets, and preserve that evidence, either to crack cases or to put perpetrators behind bars. Before UCSO became an affiliate member, detectives had to travel to Knoxville to use

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Knoxville Police Department’s equipment, Tennessee’s lead agency for TN ICAC. The program is also funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Traveling to Knoxville took a lot of time, especially for investigations in which time is of the essence. The equipment can be used to detect transmission of child pornography and to find those who try to exploit or proposition minors over the internet. “Electronics are here to stay, and it’s very important that we as law enforcement are proactive as opposed to reactive,” said Carden. “To fight electronic crimes, you’ve got to have electronic equipment.” Even though Union County is a small, rural community, minors are still in danger of exploitation within our borders. “Because of the internet and Facebook,

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that makes this small county accessible to anyone,” said Breeding. According to Carden, UCSO pursues an average of one to two child-related internet crimes per month, ranging from kids at the high school “sexting” photos of an underage person, to an adult from Kentucky trying to get Union County middle schoolers to meet with him. Over 1,600 cases of this type of crime are started in Tennessee yearly. For parents and kids, Carden said everyone needs to be made aware of the dangers of exploitation on the internet. In fact, part of his training with TN ICAC involves conducting educational outreach to students and neighborhood watch groups. “The dangers are real,” Carden said. “All of us here, when it involves children we take it very seriously.” To page A-2

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A-2 • April 19, 2017 • Union County Shopper news

Union County Sheriff Billy Breeding and detective Chris Carden show specialized computer equipment designed to extract and preserve information from electronic devices. UCSO received the equipment through participating in the Tennessee Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Photo by S. Carey

Nicole Chandler and Bruce Charles of Knoxville’s Change Center talk to the Union County Business and Professional Association about their vision. Photo by S. Carey

Building for change By Shannon Carey

Internet crime

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Carden will take part in continuing education on how to use the equipment, and the grant program pays for weekly updates to the software, allowing it to ac-

cess new types of electronics as they are introduced to the market. Breeding praised Carden for his continuing work. “He is a great investigator,

and I knew he would have a passion for this,” said Breeding. “I thought it would be a great asset to the county and our department.” Info: www.tnicac.org

God’s call

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“But that’s not the end of the story, because God was going to help us rise above,” Rosen said. When Rosen received a call from KARM asking him to come to Knoxville and lead the mission, at first his answer was “Absolutely not.” But then, KARM’s leaders asked him to pray about it. “I thought, ‘Oh, crap. Why did they have to ask that question?” Rosen said. And soon, it became clear to Rosen that he and Carolyn were being called to Knoxville. But there was still a hurdle to overcome: Rosen’s lingering feelings about Matthew. He had trouble relating to, or even looking at, the homeless people KARM served. So, Rosen prayed, “God, let me see with your eyes. Let me hear with your ears. Let me feel with your heart.” It worked. Rosen now works every day to help

those in need in Knoxville. He quoted Job 24:12, “The groans of the dying rise from the city, and the souls of the wounded are crying out for help.” “That is going on all around us,” he said. UCBPA Martin Shafer thanked Rosen for speaking. “When he gets tired in Knoxville, Tennessee, he’s welcome in Maynardville, Tennessee,” Shafer said. Prayer Breakfast chair Chantay Collins thanked everyone who helped with the event, including the Prayer Breakfast committee, Gospel Strings for providing the music, Teresa’s Bakery for making breakfast, and Flowers by Bob for the table arrangements. Mayor Mike Williams gave the welcome speech, and Fr. Steve Pawelk opened and closed the breakfast in prayer. Gold sponsors were Air

Quest America, Brantley’s Bookkeeping, Commercial Bank, Marilyn Toppins, The Sign Guys, Thunder Road Printing and Graphic Design and Union County Chiropractic. Silver sponsors were Barbara Williams, Chantay Collins, First Century Bank, Tennessee Therapeutics, Union County Senior Center, Willow Ridge Care and Rehabilitation and Wood’s Music.

There’s a wave of action taking place in Knoxville to provide safe, fun activities, connection to community and a pathway to jobs for young people, and it’s called the Change Center. Birthed out of the Save Our Sons Advisory Committee following the shooting death of Fulton High School student Zaevion Dobson, the Change Center will help keep kids away from violence and drugs. The Union County Business and Professional Association hosted Change Center executive director Nicole Chandler and chief financial officer Bruce Charles as the keynote speakers at the club’s April 11 meeting. Chandler said the idea for the Change Center started when Save Our Sons hosted a series of roller skating parties at Skatetown USA in Fountain City. Each night, 300 young people showed up. Chandler said this turnout showed a need for recreation and relief of boredom in the 14-24 age bracket. “Nationally, that demographic is more susceptible to boredom, poor decisions and destructive behavior,” she said. Then, Overcoming Believers Church in East Knoxville stepped forward to donate land for a recreation center that, when built, will house a skating rink, space for movies and concerts, and space for community development programs.

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■■ Luttrell Neighborhood Watch meeting, 7 p.m. each third Tuesday, Luttrell Community Center, 115 Park Road.

■■ Maynardville Neighborhood Watch meeting, 7 p.m. each fourth Thursday, small courtroom at the courthouse.

■■ Maynardville Public Library, 296 Main St., offers one-on-one classes on learning to use computers and other devices. Info/ appointment: 865-992-7106.

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Paulette Elementary School’s STEM Scouts are sponsor Samantha Brown, Kianna Savage, Jaxon Bailey, Jordan Sexton, Harley Hunley, Desirae Clapp, Destinee Clapp and sponsor Martha Brown. Not pictured is Daniel Bailey. Photos submitted

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STEM Scouts Jaxon Bailey, Harley Hunley, Jordan Sexton and Daniel Bailey programmed their robot to thwart the spies.

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Braden Cantrell holds his ribbon for the People’s Choice award in the Union County 4-H photography show.

Extension hosts open house, 4-H photographers As part of March 2017’s Tennessee Extension Month, the Union County UT Extension Office hosted an open house featuring the Union County 4-H Photography Reception. There were 127 photos on display, entered by 4-Hers fourth through 12th grade. Parents, students, teachers and community members voted for the People’s Choice Award, with the winner announced on Facebook at the end of the show. Fourthgrader Braden Cantrell won that award

with a photo of a Holstein bottle calf named Tornado. He won a $10 cash award. Ninth-grader Allyson Hanna’s entry won Best of Show, along with a $10 cash prize. Extension is an outreach program from UT to assist in community education. The UT Extension offers many programs, including Master Beef, insect and plant identification, parenting classes, pressure canner testing, 4-H clubs, farmers markets and much more. Info: Ashley Mike: 865-992-8038 or ashley.mike@utk.edu.

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It’s no secret that Paulette Elementary School science teacher Martha Brown loves her subject. She’s dedicated her career to keeping kids engaged in science through hands-on activities and factbased learning. So, helping bring the STEM Scouts to PES is a natural fit for her. A new program created by Boy Scouts of America, STEM Scouts is open to all kids and focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. At Paulette, the STEM Scouts meet once a week on Fridays, engaging in set activities designed to inspire young minds to pursue the STEM fields. While there is a fee for children to participate, there is a scholarship program available. Paulette’s PTO paid for the required background check. But Brown is especially excited about the equipment that comes with the STEM Scouts program, equipment she can also use for the rest of her students. “What really surprised me is the amount of stuff they’ve given me,” Brown said. “They just send you a whole lot of equipment.” The STEM Scouts started the year with a course on lab safety, then moved into activities like building their own water purification systems and learning about the ecosystem. Another program was called Bubbleology, and students were challenged to create their own formulas for bigger, longer-lasting, multicolored bubbles. In the robotics program, kids learned how to program and build robots. Right now, they’re building sustainable buildings and bridges that can withstand an earthquake.

In a recent robotics project with the Paulette STEM Scouts, Desirae Clapp, Destinee Clapp and Kianna Savage (not pictured) programmed their robot to spy on the other team. Brown said the seven Paulette STEM Scouts are enjoying the program. “They have been super excited. They remind me, ‘Hey, today’s Friday,’” she said. “They have really enjoyed it and really excelled. It’s really a hands-on, fun thing for the kids to do. It’s definitely different than any other program.” But it’s also been fun for Brown and her daughter, Samantha Brown, who is a student at Pellissippi State and volunteers to help. “I learned so much about robotics and the programming. The kids and I were learning together,” Brown said. “For (Samantha Brown), it’s actually helping her in her chemistry class.” On top of all that, the activities change from year to year and don’t repeat on a 12-year cycle. “If I start a kid in the first grade, they would never

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The Lamb who lives

The women at Union County Senior Center made dishrag bunnies for Suncrest Hospice on April 6. They are: (front) Rosa Aye, Anna Mason, Dorothea Cox; (back) Gertie King, Aloma Stimmell, Judy Nicely, Melanie Dykes, Rosa Jordan, Joan Ray, Ricky Ping and Shirley McNair. Photos submitted

The next day John [the Baptist] again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” (John 1: 35-36 NRSV) The Easter story never gets old. It is as amazing and startling and breathtaking today as when the stone was first rolled away from the tomb. Christians the world over rejoice again, celebrate anew, proclaim with wonder, “He is alive!” This season is the most joyous and celebrative season of the Christian year. Even the readings that take us through the weeks between Easter and Pentecost are taken from the Acts of the Apostles rather than the Old Testament, because the early church, empowered by the Holy Spirit, is the best witness to the Resurrection. There are those who say that when Christmas is over, it is really over, because of the let-down from celebration, as well as the cleaning and putting away of decorations and carol books and the temptations of finishing off the Christmas cookies. (I know who you are!) But the Resurrection of Jesus is a whole ’nother

FAITH NOTES ■■ Oak Grove Baptist Church, 246 Oak Grove Road, Sharps Chapel, will host its quarterly Saturday night singing 6 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Featuring the Valley Boys. ■■ Union Missionary Baptist Church, 940 Ailor Gap Road in Luttrell, will host a singing 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29.

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thing. Even the resurrection of Lazarus was only a temporary reprieve. Jesus, however, was resurrected to live forever! We can’t explain it. We can only believe it. The disciples (that bunch of craven cowards who deserted Jesus when the going got tough) rallied eventually (except, of course, Judas, who repented by committing suicide) and went all over most of the (then) known world telling the amazing story. It saddens me when the only celebration some people want at Easter is an egg hunt. (I am not opposed to egg hunts; I have been to many of them! But how about let’s keep the main thing the main thing?) Happy Easter! Hallelujah!

Singers include: Newgrass gospel, Chosen by Grace and Mountain Grace. Everyone welcome. ■■ UPLIFT, a nondenominational study/prayer group for Universal Peace, Love, Inspiration, Faith & Truth, meets 11 a.m.-noon Sundays in the conference room at Hardee’s, 2825 Maynardville Highway, Maynardville. Info: Eva, 865992-0185 or universalpeace

Seniors make crafts, celebrate birthdays

Mary Ann Brantley and Debi Wines celebrated their April birthdays with the Plainview seniors.

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Reggie Cain and Loretta Pomeijer celebrated their April birthdays at the Sharps Chapel Senior Center. lift@gmail.com. ■■ The Union County Food Pantry, 553 Fall Creek Road, is open 2-5 p.m. every second and fourth Monday. In case of inclement weather, the food pantry follows Union County Public Schools closures. Info: Kitty Lewis, 865-992-4335, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ■■ Hansard Chapel Methodist Church, located on Highway 33 across from Tolliver’s

Market, hosts a food pantry 6-7 p.m. each third Saturday. Gently used clothing is also available. Info: the Rev. Jay Richardson, 865-776-2668.

SENIOR NOTES ■■ Plainview Seniors meet 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each first Monday, Plainview City Hall, 1037 Tazewell Pike. ■■ Sharps Chapel Seniors meet

The board of directors of the Appalachian Arts Craft Center, a nonprofit arts center in Norris, is holding an “SOS” (Save Our Shop) fundraiser. The hope is to raise $14,000 for a new roof for the Cen-

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each first and third Wednesday, Sharps Chapel Community Building, 1550 Sharps Chapel Road. ■■ Union County Senior Citizens Center, 298 Main St. Info for all seniors groups: Melanie Dykes, 865-992-3292 or 865-992-0361. ■■ Luttrell Seniors meet 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each third Monday, Luttrell Community Center, 115 Park Road.

ter, located at 2716 Andersonville Highway. “The Craft Center has been a part of this community for more than 45 years and in this particular building for 30,” said board president Mary Lee Keeler. “This is the original roof and it has been patched many times. It’s critical that we replace it before we experience any interior damage. We’re living on borrowed time.” Anyone interested in making a tax-deductible donation may do so by mail to AACC, P.O. Box 608, Norris, TN 37828, with “Roof” in the memo line; online at appalachianarts.net; or by stopping by the Center and donating with cash, check, debit or charge.

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Union County Shopper news • April 19, 2017 • A-5

This rendering of proposed renovations to the Union County Courthouse shows the side of the courthouse that faces Maynardville Highway. This side would become the main entrance with a vestibule added and ready access to both elevator and stairs, making the courthouse more compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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St. Mary’s Legacy mobile clinic sees patients at the Northside Community Center in Washburn each first Wednesday and the Blessed John Paul II Catholic Mission, 7735 Rutledge Pike in Rutledge, each second Thursday. Appointment: 865-212-5570. Info: stmaryclinic.org.

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where the elevators are. A stone veneer vestibule with glass enclosure would be added to give those visiting the courthouse access to the elevators or the stairs. The change addresses security concerns as well. Security that is now located just outside the large courtroom would be moved to the main entrance vestibule, protecting county offices from possible threats. The Main Street entrance would become employees-only. Williams said the upgrade is also cosmetic. “Those modifications make it look like a different building,” he said. The money for the project, an estimated $160,000, comes from savings in the capital projects fund, said Williams. “It’s being smart with taxpayer dollars and saves us from spending millions on something new,” he said. Jail healthcare contract approved Commission approved renewal of a contract with Southern Health Partners, which provides a part-time nurse in the Union County Jail. The measure, on a motion by Wayne Roach and seconded by J.M. Bailey,

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Ross and Kim Richnafsky ask Union County Mayor Mike Williams about proposed renovations to the Union County Courthouse. Photos by S. Carey

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By Shannon Carey Union County Mayor Mike Williams brought a rendering of proposed changes to the Union County Courthouse to the April 10 Union County Commission meeting. The renovations have been approved by the budget committee and

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the area being treated and to aid in restoring health. Joint mobilization is another type of manual therapy that may be used. Chiropractors may combine the use of spinal adjustments and other manual therapies with several other treatments and approaches such as: ■ Heat and ice ■ Electrical stimulation ■ Relaxation techniques ■ Rehabilitative and general exercise about ■ Counseling diet, weight loss and other lifestyle factors ■ Dietary supplements. Presented as a community service by Union County Chiropractic, 110 Skyline Drive, Maynardville, Tenn. 992-7000


A-6 • April 19, 2017 • Union County Shopper news

A friend remembered

HMMS achievers

These Horace Maynard Middle Schoolers made Student of the Month for January. Sixth grade (bottom row): Tessa Braden, Seth Begley, Rileigh Collins, Olivia Johnson. Seventh grade (middle row): Macey Hutchison, Allison Blevins, Aaron Clapp. Eighth grade: Andrea Goforth, Brooke Black, Justin Muncey

Norris Dam’s impact on Union County Plagued by soil erosion, and with what soil was left being poor, and few if any jobs to be had, Union County was ready for whatever help might come. It is ironic that the idea for a solution came from an Ohioan named George W. Norris. Somehow he ended up being a senator from Nebraska, but his fellow Republicans tried to thwart his efforts and he was made an outcast. The Republicans thought they had placed him on a harmless Committee of Agriculture and Public Lands. It was there that Norris became interested in the flood control of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. He became

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committed to controlling the devastating flooding of the rivers by the use of dammed reservoirs. It was his genuine interest in river water management, development of river navigation, farming stability and output and hydroelectric power that led to his proposal to create the Tennessee Valley Authority. John L. Lewis, who led the coal miners, thought that electricity would take miners’ jobs and that coal

could not survive as a competitor in the energy market. The lobby of Lewis and others was strong enough that, even though Congress passed the bill in 1928 and again in 1930, Presidents Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover each vetoed the bill. Norris tried to override the vetoes, but the power trust was too powerful. As soon as Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected president of the United States, Norris brought the bill back to the Congress, and the Tennessee Valley Authority was established May 18,1933. As the Great Depression loomed, many Union County people had gone North to find jobs; but as the Depres-

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sion became worse, they had lost these jobs and returned home again to find no work. TVA was a glimmer of hope that they might again find work and be able to feed their families. By August of 1936, the Norris Dam power house was completed, generating a capacity of 100,800 kilowatts of power by 1942. Meanwhile transmission lines were being constructed and Union County people began to have their homes and businesses wired in anticipation of electricity coming their way. Carl Graves wired my parents’ home before leaving for World War II, and the electricity was connected in January of 1942. How wonderful!

The Tennessee State Senate of the 109th General Assembly declared that the members of that legislative body were saddened to hear of his passing. They evidenced this by issuing a proclamation to that effect. Not many families and friends have such tangible testimony to note the passing of loved ones. A friend gave me a plaque that hangs above my home library door. It quotes Abraham Lincoln: “Live a good life. And in the end, it’s not the years in a life, it’s the life in the years.” The friend of whom I speak completely lived up to Lincoln’s words. He left more than words on paper. He lived a full life and was successful in his chosen career. Just a few years after retirement, my friend passed away. To me that seemed so cruel – just when he should have been able to enjoy life, free from the everyday toil of the workplace, he was called away. Shortly after I as his friend had opportunity to serve at his side in a volunteer, public service organization, dreaded and unexpected sickness carried him away. But what joy it is to remember good times shared during his energetic and productive years. He was a warm, caring individual with a well-developed sense of humor. One of the Horace Maynard High School yearbooks in the early 1980s showed him brazenly sporting a T-shirt inscribed “BAN THE BRA”! He was certainly a help and comfort to me and hundreds of other students during the difficult high school years, when we were trying “to find ourselves” in a world that so often didn’t realize how lost it was. He

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Teacher Time was an encouragement to me from the time I first met him when I was a scrawny, pimply eighth-grader until the day he died. I only once heard my friend say he didn’t like someone, and that was after his illness began to affect his mind – otherwise, I don’t think he would have said that. I never heard anyone say they didn’t like him. I think everybody whose life he touched considered him a friend, and we were all the better for the encounter. After graduating from Horace Maynard High School in 1966, my friend returned there to serve as teacher and guidance counselor from 1971 to 1985. He then broke many Union County hearts by “defecting” to Gibbs High School, where he finished his public education career. Even though I was a student at Lincoln Memorial when he made his career move, it saddened me to know Union County’s only high school had lost such a wonderful counselor. It would take 10 years and several counselors for the system to realize long-term stability in the position. My memories of Mr. Darrell Paul Malone still give me encouragement to use what he gave me to be the best I can be. I’m sure that’s what he wanted for each of his former students. Next week I will bid you a friendly, final farewell.

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