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On your mark – get set – GO! That is right! GO vote! As we near the election date, and with many early voting polls available, let me encourage all of you to go vote. If you do not vote, who will? It is our privilege and right – it is important – so vote. With the cool breezes and cool evenings, it is apparent that we are in full swing of the fall season. The month of October is a busy month for us here at Voice Magazine as well as other organizations with fall fundraisers and activities. So many activities bring awareness to the fact that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Now is the time for women (and men) to be aware of their predisposition of this disease. According to statistics, one out of every three women will be faced with some form of cancer. Look around you. Are you working in an office with three women? Statistics say one of you will have cancer. Be aware and take care! Get screenings and checkups. The breast cancer story in this issue is ‘a reality check.’ It will stir your hearts, but most of all demonstrate how quickly cancer can appear and turn lives upside down. Please take the time to read it and share it with others. We ask that you share your Voice Magazine with your friends, and we encourage you to visit our website. Be sure to watch for details with changes for the magazine and Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc. We are on the move again, and it is an exciting time with the acquisition of Mountain Girl Press. We ask for your support to our authors showcasing their talents and skills with entertaining stories. These well-written books make great Christmas gifts! We offer a wide range of genres, from historical romance to books for children. Please visit www or (soon to be for selection and details. Set your calendar to watch Voice Magazine monthly on the every second Tuesday morning on DayTime Tri-Cities. This month we will be bringing quick and budget friendly ideas for Halloween decorating. Be sure to watch! As we move forward into another chapter, let us know that you care! Follow us on Facebook and tell a friend about us! We welcome comments and suggestions. ( Thank you goes to ALL of you for your show of continued support to our many businesses and advertisers. It is a circle of support and helps all! On a personal note, October is the month that my Dad passed away . Two years ago in the early morning hours, my Dad went to sleep and never woke up. That morning, as the sun rose, it blazed over the horizon on that October morning as a big yellow ball in a never-ending clear blue October sky. I don’t think that I had ever seen the sun so bright or so magnificent in size and glory . I miss you Dad and love you and feel your love in every bright sunrise. Thought of the month: -“You cannot drive a parked car.” Joyce Meyer, Joyce Meyer Ministries Verse of the month: “See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.” 1 Thessalonians 5:15 (New King James Version (NKJV)

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“ And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.” Mark 6:31 KJV “Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, He said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31 NKJV One day, I pulled into a parking space at one of my favorite “fine dining” restaurants, Burgers & Donuts. (I’m not making this name up. Google it.) At the same time, a well-dressed fortysomething woman in a white Chevy Suburban pulled into the space next to me. As I opened my door, I accidentally touched my car door to her door . It didn’t make any dent—just a tiny tink sound. The woman went ballistic. By her reaction, you’d have thought I had taken my car keys and scrawled “I hate Chevy Suburbans and you” on her door. Out of her mouth spewed the foulest language I’ve ever heard. She didn’t just drop the F-bomb—she dropped A- through Z-bombs too. I’ve never even heard of some of the words she used (I learned stuff about my mom that I never knew before.) She didn’ t want to listen. Instead, she returned to her car , slammed the door , displayed the international sign of displeasure and roared away without a burger or a donut or a conversation. I’m not sure what was happening in that woman’ s life, but she definitely had an out-ofproportion reaction. I’m guessing that she was living a busy life with no margins. You know what margins are—in a spiral notebook they are those blank white spaces on the sides of each page. Margin is space without activity. Many of us live our lives without margin: rushed, stressed, fatigued and overloaded. When we live life without margins, we are just one tink away from exploding. It is my observation that a life without margins is a life in or rapidly approaching chaos. A margin-less day is crammed with running, driving, chasing, little time to catch your breath and limited time to think something through or even to decompress. If this describes you, you’re most likely an accident waiting to happen. When you’re worn out, you have no emotional reserves available for when you are “tinked.” It doesn’t matter what the source of the tink is. When there is no margin, the slightest thing can set us off. We blow up, then wonder what just happened. Jesus’ life shows us that a person can do all he was meant to do in the time allotted for him. Jesus said yes to many things, but He also said no to many other things. Jesus set boundaries. He had limits. When the demands upon him became too great, and He foundHimself physically and spiritually depleted, He withdrew “to a mountain by himself” or “by boat privately to a solitary place.” He recognized that He needed time to stop, reflect, pray and nourish His inner life. So do we. Today, seek to regain some margin in your life by slowing down. Give yourself permission to rest and refuel by reconnecting with the One who provides rest for your weary soul.

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It’s fall again; that time of year where the clothes you wear go from bright pastel and neon sunny colors to darker, dimmer, dusky colors to match the changing hues of the environment. But not every color looks good on every skin type. So, how do you keep up with fashionable colors and flatter yourself at the same time? The first step is to determine your skin’ s natural undertone and go from there. Basically, there are three undertones: warm, cool and neutral. Now, take these Top Ten 2012 fall colors and follow the suggestions below to match them to your skin. Easy!


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Warmer skin tones, such as gold or olive, go best with warmer , earthy colors. That is pretty easy to remember. Browns, oranges and yellows can bring out the richness of your skin color to make any flaws less obvious. Try the Tangerine Tango, Honey Gold and French Roast this fall to stay on target with fashion.

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“Breast cancer has been the worst best thing in my life! Because of cancer, I live for each moment of every day and try not to sweat the "small stuff." Cancer has shown me an inner strength and faith I never knew I had. Cancer has made me strong.” -Sheila Loudermilk, Johnson City; Breast Cancer Survivor for 3 years

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A Daughter’s Chronicle of Her Mother’s Fight with Breast Cancer By: Tammy Robinson Smith “I had the fight of my life,” my mother whispered the morning after she almost died this past St. Patrick’s Day. I begged her to live all through the night. I told her I wasn’t ready to give her up; that I couldn’t bear it, and she had to fight harder to live. The next morning she was weak, but she was still here with me. I could not grasp that ten days earlier we had celebrated her 82nd birthday, and although we knew something was wrong and she was not feeling well, we had no idea that she had cancer, much less metastatic breast cancer. In fact, that was a diagnosis we would not receive until a few weeks later. If my mother had died on St. Patrick’s Day, we would have never known she had breast cancer since we were being told by her doctors they suspected she had multiple myeloma, a much slower progressing form of blood cancer. On this awful weekend, we had no clue that my mother was the fourth of five sisters to suffer this horrible disease. It would take many more tests and trips to the hospital before we were told that my mother had breast cancer, and it was much too late to do anything about it. How could this possibly happen? She had been so careful. She knew her risks. She knew her family history. Her last mammogram, done a mere nine months before she became ill, was negative. She had complained of pain, but she had torn a rotator cuff in her shoulder a couple of years before. What’s more, she was an 82-year-old woman who had arthritis. She was no stranger to pain and it sounded no alarms for her. But, let me back up and start this story from the beginning. My mother came to live with my family and me in late September 2011 after losing my father in January. It was not an easy decision for her. She always said she would never live with either my brother or me. Laughing, she would declare, “I just couldn’t stand to do it. I’ve lived with my children enough for one lifetime!” But after losing my dad, she realized that living alone was not for her. My brother and I were equally willing to have her live with us. She chose my house because I lived in Bristol, VA, where our family has resided since 1976. My brother lives in Johnson City, TN, and I think she didn’t want to leave Bristol. What’s more, she could still go “home” to her house anytime she wanted. We were in no hurry to either clean out or sell the house. There was time, or so we thought. We celebrated the first Thanksgiving and Christmas without my dad and made it through the bittersweet family holidays without letting grief overshadow them too much. We had “found our rhythm,” living together, my mom with my husband, teenage son and me. My mom made my life so much easier! Coming home from my office to a meal cooked by my mom was a treat beyond compare! She and my husband got along famously. He is a small businessman like my father was, and my mom eagerly awaited his dinnertime conversations about his day. And it goes without saying that the time she spent with our son, her only grandson, was the highlight of each day. They shared more than genes. They shared a love that bordered on worship for the man she was married to for almost 62 years that my son called “Papaw.” He was more than worthy of their love, and they shared so many good times. After the holidays, I noticed my mom was slowing down. She rested more. She wasn’t quite her usual self, but we were all tired. The cold days of winter are always hard, and the anniversaries of my father’s and sister’s deaths in early January were a double blow to our spirits. However, when February came and my mother was no longer the first one up in the morning at the breakfast table with the newspaper she always went out to retrieve and a cup of coffee in her hand, I knew something had changed. She was in a steep decline. Her pain level increased daily. I made an appointment with her primary care physician. He saw her weekly until early March when he looked at her and said he could no longer treat her as an outpatient. Her symptoms were too complex, and her condition was deteriorating too fast. She needed to be admitted to the hospital immediately. Amazingly, it would take two more hospital stays and a bone biopsy performed by

Betty Ann Robinson is pictured celebrating her 82nd birthday. This photo was taken exactly two months before succumbing to breast cancer.

a sympathetic oncologist to find out that she indeed had followed the path of three sisters before her. Two of her sisters survived breast cancer and lived decades afterward. Sadly, one sister passed away while being treated. And, my mom, just three weeks after receiving her diagnosis, would succumb to metastatic breast cancer that spread to her lungs, her bones and her brain. It was fast, it was ravaging and it was wicked. In the span of sixteen months, my older brother and I became orphans, a term that sounds funny to apply to middle-aged siblings, but it describes how we both felt and the depth of our despair. How could we lose this vibrant, beautiful woman with a terrific sense of humor that reveled in making us laugh? Our piano playing mother, who never missed her Friday morning standing appointment at the beauty shop, who said no woman should ever turn gray as long as Miss Clairol was around, was suddenly gone. We had just gotten our feet underneath us after the devastating blow of losing our dad. How we could lose our mom so soon afterward was beyond our grasp. On March 7th of this year we had celebrated my mother’s birthday at a Mexican restaurant. The servers took the obligatory photo, and I immediately posted it on Facebook. Comments and “likes” flooded my Facebook page, and my mom was not only fascinated by the attention, but I think a bit flattered as well. Two months later, on May 7th, we buried my mom alongside my dad. This is how breast cancer works sometimes. We don’t always win. We don’t always catch it in time. We don’t always survive. This is a cautionary tale for women and the men who love them. If my mother had not fought so hard to live on St. Patrick’s Day, we would have never known she had metastatic breast cancer and not multiple myeloma. I would have never known I needed to go for genetic testing. I went and fortunately I tested negative for BRCA1 and BRCA2, commonly known as the breast cancer genes. However, after meeting with the genetic counselor and a nurse practitioner who specializes in working with high risk breast cancer patients, we decided that taking Tamoxifen, an estrogen inhibitor that will help reduce my risk due to my family history, is my best course of action. I would still not have that information to make the decision if my mother hadn’t fought so hard to live that March night. I think what I want to say to every woman who is reading this story is to be your own advocate. Examine your breasts each month, go for your annual mammogram and push your doctor for additional tests if you think there is something wrong. We’ve come a long way in the fight against breast cancer, but until there is a cure, you have to be your own fighter just like my mom, and just like me.

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Mix bright colors with earthtones: If you want to make a room pop with color, the best way to do this is to find a nice calm shade of any earthtone color as the main color. Enhance these shades by adding bright zesty shades such as lime greens, reds and oranges. The floor and walls should be plain and allow the colored accessories to bring the room to life. Create your own patterns with bold wall paper: It’s not necessary to use only one shade on any particular wall. Be bold. Find different shades (bright and neutral colors) that complement each other and put them together on any wall of your choice. Use a focal point in your room: Not everyone wants to have bold blocks of color in their bedroom, and that’s okay. By painting the wall behind your bed, you can still focus the attention of the room to the most important features. Create your own art gallery: choose a focal point in the hallway whether it be the bottom of the stairs or right in the middle of the hallway, and put an array of pictures or wall art together. You could even throw in a couple of mirrors to make the hallway appear bigger and brighter.

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Whether you are celebrating Halloween or throwing a harvest party, there’s nothing more inviting than an autumn gathering. Catalogs and magazines are filled with beautiful inspirations, but decorating does not have to cost a small fortune, especially in the fall. Highlight the blessings of the season without spending a lot of money on items only used two or three months of the year. Use these frugal Crystal Robertson decorating techniques to achieve the warm and welcoming look of autumn. Get creative with pumpkins. These bright balls of goodness are the ultimate sign that fall has arrived. They're also pure joy for a budget decorator. Besides carving, pumpkins can be painted, studded, gilded, stacked and even turned into votive holders. When bedecking your house for fall, remember: Texture adds instant interest. Burlap and cheesecloth are inexpensive ways to add dimension. Grab your shears and get creative. Burlap can be snipped into triangles and strung up as a fall bunting banner, wrapped around a wine bottle, or cut into strips and used as napkin ties or ribbon. Cheesecloth is excellent to use as a table runner over black fabric, draped over furniture, to “mummify” bottles, or use a balloon and starch to sculpt some ghostly companions to hang around the house. Beautiful budget decorating is within reach – literally. Here is my biggest secret to the best décor items for absolutely free: the great outdoors. I love walking around my yard and collecting things to bring inside during the fall. Pinecones, wheat, leaves, dried grasses, apples, grapes, seedpods, branches, pumpkins, gourds and sunflowers are my favorites. If you don’t have a yard full of these things, take a nature walk, and you’ll find a whole array of items to embellish your home. These no-cost decorating items from nature create a rustic, but real, feeling of home. Sprinkle them throughout the house. A bowl of pinecones here, a vase of red twigs there and a smattering of tiny pumpkins reflects the autumn season. Arrange some tree branches in a tall vase to instantly bring the feeling of the season into your home. Place fresh produce such as cranberries and nuts in a clear vase with an electric votive candle on top, or fill a large wood bowl with apples or pears for an inexpensive fall centerpiece. Light an autumn-inspired candle. The smell of your home is essential in creating a welcoming atmosphere. Candles work wonders. My favorite fall

scents are Pumpkin Spice or Apple Pie. Talk about warm, cozy and inviting! Adorn your front entrance with a personalized fall accent. Using a purchased letter of your choice from the craft store, faux leaves from the dollar store and spray adhesive, you can make yourself a stunning fall monogram for the front door. Simply use a repositionable mounting spray to lay the leaves as you like them on the letter, then attach them using a permanent adhesive spray. Tie a ribbon at the top and hang over a window or door for a stylish fall accent. With some help from Mother Nature, a little imagination and a dash of inspiration, you will have a home that reflects the season and invites all to come and enjoy . For photo inspiration and step-by-step instructions on these ideas and more, visit me on


October is Vegetarian Awareness Month & National Pizza Month

VEGETARIAN CROCKPOT PIZZA Ingredients: 1 Box Spiral Pasta 1 Pound vegetarian ground beef 1 onion chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 green bell pepper, chopped ½ can of olives 16-20 ounces of pizza or pasta sauce ½ cup water 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

‘A Christmas Cabaret’ Scheduled Local musicians, Susie Buckner and Suzanne Cox, will perform “A Christmas Cabaret,” Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Held in the Virginia Ballroom at the Abingdon Senior Center, they will get everyone in the holiday spirit with their popular two-piano versions of holiday music. They will be joined by Mary Munsey, a special vocal guest. The emcee for the performance is Greg McMillan. Buckner and Cox have been delighting private audiences for years. This is their second “A Christmas Cabaret ,” which supports the Washington County Public Library Foundation. Last year’s performances drew large audiences. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets include admission, hors d’oeuvres and two beverage tickets.

Instructions: 1. Spray crockpot with non-stick spray 2. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, brown the vegetarian “ground beef” with the onion, garlic and green bell pepper 3. Drain excess fat 4. Rinse uncoocked pasta and place in the crockpot with drained vegetarian “ground beef” mix 5. Stir in olives 6. Pour pasta sauce and water over noodle mix 7. Stir again and make sure it is mixed well 8. Top with shredded mozzarella 9. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours

Alternative options: 1. For a healthier meal, use whole wheat noodles and low-fat mozzarella cheese. 2. For meat-eaters, instead of the vegetarian “ground beef,” use ground beef, ground chicken or ground turkey. Another idea is to add 1 cup of pepperoni and/or Canadian bacon in with the olives. 3. Healthy veggies to add: Spinach, mushrooms, butternut squash, artichoke hearts and jalapenos.

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Atlantis is Rising in Johnson City By: Jonna Rae Bartges In an engaging and eclectic boutique at 242 E. Main Street in the heart of Johnson City , Kay McClain has created a hub for people to nourish body, mind and spirit. Since 1989 she’s been the proprietor and visionary behind Atlantis, a resource center for conscious and beautiful living. She’s dedicated her life to gathering together the books, music, products and programs to enrich your home, your business and your life. There are life-sized imported statues of Buddha, mineral specimens, thousands of exquisite silver and gemstone jewelry pieces crafted by skilled artisans. A quick look at the well-stocked book shelves reveals everything from Bibles to philosophy to dream interpretation guides. The air in Atlantis is sweet from the huge selection of essential oils and aromatherapy blends. And tying together the entire experience is a constantly changing selection of fascinating music, which switches from gospel to drumming to hauntingly beautiful Native flute pieces. “My spiritual life is so important to me,” Kay said, “and I wanted to find work that would let me be of service and continue to learn and grow. The mission for Atlantis is to support your search for the truth, joy, wisdom and love at the heart of the true self.”

As an independent local gift boutique and book store in Johnson City, Atlantis encourages customers to come browse, read and shop the comprehensive, eclectic selection of unique items and current and classical titles. There are one-of-a-kind art treasures from around the world, greeting cards, dramatic clothes and scarves and a constantly changing selection of other items. “We’re also expanding our services,” Kay said. “We have taken over the space next to the original shop, and created Atlantis Spiritual Center -- a center for classes, meditation and private consulting sessions. We’re hosting authors, artists, speakers, musicians, intuitive readers and healers from around the region and around the country.” A Tai Chi class is of fered on Wednesday afternoons. Upcoming events include Reiki healing classes, a Crystal Bed from John of God in Brazil, a “Christmas in October” selection of photography , Animal Communication, Dowsing and Intuitive Development. For a complete listing of event dates and times, please visit Atlantis 242 E. Main St. Johnson City, TN (423) 926-8884


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The Warehouse Sale has grown tremendously over the years and would not be possible without the help of some very devoted individuals. Katherine Norton, Clothesline employee and Warehouse Supervisor, works tirelessly to make sure the warehouse is organized and ready for the sale each month. Without her meticulous attention to detail and pride in her work, the volume of clothes that are donated would be impossible to October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month organize and maintain. Clothesline manager Brandy Sink Five years ago Clothesline owner and animal has volunteered her time to work the Warehouse Sales advocate Wendy Garber had an idea she thought from day one and also creates many of the promotional might help raise a small amount of money for the materials for the sales including flyers and Facebook Washington County Humane Society's postings. Clothesline manager Lynn Potter helped ensure spay/neuter program. Using overstock items from September's sale was a huge success by taking flyers to her store and donations from her customers, she many local businesses and volunteering her time to work hosted a sale in the Clothesline warehouse she the sale. Other employees of the store helped spread the hoped might raise $200-$400 on a Sunday word with flyers and word of mouth to make sure the afternoon to help a cause dear to her heart. All of $100,000 goal was met. Since the first sale, board the items were priced less than $5, and the sale members of the Washington County Humane Society would last a few hours. At the end of the sale, the have volunteered their time to help work the sale each total raised was an amazing $2,068. Overjoyed, month. Wendy and the rest of the Humane Society In Loving Memory of Rocky, Last, and perhaps most importantly, the Warehouse proceeded operate a Warehouse Sale that would the Clothesline mascot Sale is primarily successful because Clothesline customers occur monthly from that point forward. regularly donate their clothing to this worthy cause. These This month, Clothesline and the Washington donations help make the sale what it is today, and it is always amazing to County Humane Society are celebrating reaching the astounding amount see how excited the customers are to of $100,000 raised through the Warehouse Sale for the spay and neuter contribute! We would like to say a program! September's Warehouse Sale raised an incredible $4,005, sincere thank you to all who have pushing the grand total (since the sale's beginning in 2007) to $103,176! helped reach this phenomenal All involved in this incredible accomplishment are proud and excited to milestone of $100,000! see what an amazing difference this had made in our community. Every If you would like to attend the dime raised at the sale is donated to the Humane Society's spay/neuter Clothesline Warehouse sale, it is fund or the Washington County Animal Shelter. The proceeds from the held once a month on Sunday from sale have allowed thousands of animals in our area to be spayed or 1:00-3:00 in the Wilson Center neutered. This not only helps keep the pet population under control, but two doors down from the also reduces the amount of animals euthanized in our local shelter. One Clothesline. Find us on Facebook, unexpected contribution brought to the attention of those involved in or call the store for monthly dates. the sale is the incredible prices of the clothing have helped clothe families We can't wait to see what the future that might be struggling financially in these difficult economic times. The holds with this amazing event! entire venture has truly been a win/win for the community. September's Warehouse Sale was held in loving memory of Rocky, the Clothesline mascot. Rocky, a lovable 180 lb. Bullmastiff, was a celebrity with the Clothesline customers due to his gentle humor and goodnatured personality. To the staff, he was like family. He passed 4411 N. Roan St. • Johnson City, TN away in March of this year and is 423-328-0231 missed terribly. (Intersection of N. Roan and Old Gray Station Road)

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During the months of October and November, the exhibit "Grappling with Flannery O'Connor's South," by Dr. Lillian Trettin will display in the Bristol Public Library's Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery. Cut-paper collages by Lillian Trettin, resident of Mount Pleasant SC and Jonas Ridge NC, interpret novelist O'Connor's dark Southern humor, eccentric characters and sharp social and moral commentary. Her artwork is figurative and narrative with a style derived from comics, sometimes with an absurdist twist or a dark satirical side. Dr. Trettin prefers scissors and drawing instruments to paint brushes. She makes cut-paper collages from handmade, hand painted and commercial paper. A reception and talk with be held on Sunday, October 7th from 2-4 p.m. Dr. Trettin's exhibit will be on display in the Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery October 7th - November 24th.The library is open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m.-5 p.m. For questions about the library or any of its programs, call (276) 821-6148 or visit

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In recognition of Positive Attitude month, we recommend Lori’s Miracle: How One Family’s Hope and Faith Overcame Adversity. This inspirational memoir is written by the founder of The Crumley House Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center, June Barrett, as she recalls the sunny September day in 1981 when her 14-year -old daughter Lori Beth Ford was involved in a car accident that left her with a TBI – traumatic brain injury. The doctors and medical staf f tried to convince Lori’s family that she would not live, or if she did, she would be incapacitated the rest of her life. However, with hope, love and a positive attitude, Lori’s family and friends showed nothing but support and patience through her ongoing recovery. As a popular teenager with lots of friends and extracurricular activities, it was a hard transition for both Lori and her family to accept the fact that she would never be the same. Lori’s Miracle is the inspiring story of a girl whose childhood dreams were shattered, but her success was redefined in a way that no one could have ever imagined.

FREE THOUGHT MONTH Pick up and read these two Little Creek Books titles in October to celebrate Free Thought Month!

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Sinking Creek Journal will fill a place for seekers of a modern day Thoreau. In Sinking Creek Journal: An Environmental Book of Days, author Fred Waage takes the readers along with him on daily walks to commemorate his sixtythird year. While this is a diary of place rather that self, Sinking Creek Journal follows one man’s journey through a climacterical year in a place called Sinking Creek located in Northeast Tennessee.

We Are Like a Brilliant Star And We Create EverythingL.R. Sumpter We Are Like a Brilliant Star And We Create Everything is a demonstration of how everyday features of modern life such as democracy, television, airplanes, computer technology and instant communication establish that we live in a new age that has precipitously broken with the past 10,000 years and beyond. These features also demonstrate that we have new spiritual powers that have been suppressed for millennia. These spiritual powers can lead us to an awareness of what sort of beings we really are and how we create the things that are in our world.

MYSTERY SERIES WEEK Love a good mystery? October 2-8 is Mystery Series Week, the perfect time to read this suspenseful mystery novel written by a medical doctor.

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Sylvia Marshall has filed a malpractice suit against Doctor Simmons of Covington Memorial Hospital in Lake Michigan, claiming that delay in doing a Caesarean section caused Autism in her child, Jimmy . Overruling his lawyer’s advice, Simmons meets Sylvia for a private meeting to discuss their situation. During the meeting, they become more interested in each other than in the lawsuit. In the hospital, small mistakes expand into more serious errors, both financial and medical. So a colleague of Doctor Simmons, Doctor Comstock and CEO of the hospital, Michael Spitzer , begin an investigation which creates a dangerous tension as it threatens to expose a wily swindler who will kill to protect his schemes.

NEW BOOKS COMING SOON! Crossing the BorderKsenia Rychtycka (SHORT STORIES)

Crossing the Border illuminates moments of tragedy and triumph, personal discovery and disillusionment, spotlighting characters who, in one form or another, learn to move forward with their lives. Stymied by the lack of progress and change in post-communist Ukraine, Valeriy the artist finds he is unable to paint. Anna is a lonely woman who attends strangers’ weddings to of fer a curious gift. The arrival of a wayward parakeet during the 2004 Orange Revolution forces an elderly woman into action. These nine stories -- set in Ukraine, the United States and Greece – highlight universal conflicts and dilemmas, along with the uncertainties and complexities of change, and introduce a strong new voice in storytelling.

The Best Darn SecretLinda Hudson Hoagland (YOUNG ADULT)

Seventeen-year-old Annette Taylor has a huge secret: she is the daughter of the beautiful and famous actress, Rita Taylor. However, she has unfairly had to live in an orphanage her whole life so her mother can keep landing the prime younger Hollywood roles. Annette finally gets to spend time with her parents on a much-needed vacation, but things don’t go quite as planned. A horrible car crash throws Annette from the car, and now she cannot remember who she is. As she searches for her true identity, she meets some people who teach her about life, love and how a real family works – but not before she realizes someone wants her dead!

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When ten-year-old Davy is told that he will be spending the summer with his family at Grandpa Will’s home in the Nantahala Mountains, he is convinced it will be the worst summer of his life. How will he survive with no computer, no television, no swimming pool and no friends? Can he tolerate the company of his over-protective mom, his whining sister and his jerk of a stepfather for an entire summer? Davy’ s attitude changes when he meets Grey , a True Squirrel of the Old Ones, animals existing from the most ancient of days. He learns that he is their Chosen One, the only person since Grandpa Will who can see and hear them. As Davy grows in his relationships with his mentor, Grey and the other Old Ones, so grows his love for and understanding of his family , especially his stepfather, Jim. But, the idyllic turns horrific when the plans of Jim’s crooked cousin, Ronnie, threaten to destroy the Old Ones’ sanctuary, The Glade. It is up to Davy to help his friends conquer this life threatening menace. Will his plan work? Will he be able to save them in time?

Book 2 of Lost Creek Saga: Lost Creek RisingMelissa Peagler (YOUNG ADULT)

The Lord is willing, but Lost Creek is rising. As the water rises above the banks of Lost Creek, Dixie Mason finds the secrets in her life are deeper than she thought. Everything she depends on is drifting away. Will Dixie be able to save herself, the ones she loves and the world?

Sunday SonnetsNancy Fisher (POETRY)

A small devotional guidebook full of Biblically-inspired poetry to promote Allergies to grass and hay are making Burton one miserable cow! In discussion and enlightenment. desperation, he turns to Farmer Stanley for help. Burton knows he is in trouble when Farmer Stanley calls Dr. Brown. According to Hattie the Red Hen, Dr. Brown is a mean fellow. In a panic, Burton decides that the only thing to do is • Business Cards move into town. There his allergies will not be a problem. Just like the Hens • Bookmarks cause problems in The Cutie Pies Chronicles, another type of hen causes • Brochures problems for Burton! • Banners • And much more!

The Adventures of Little Dooey: The SurpriseKim Rohrer (EARLY READER)

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October - National Physical Therapy Month Rehabilitation describes specialized healthcare dedicated to improving, maintaining and restoring physical strength, cognition and mobility with maximized results. Typically, rehabilitation helps people gain greater independence after illness, injury or surgery. Healing can generally affect muscles, bones and joints. It’s important to heal properly, and for many patients, rehabilitation is a critical step in the healing process. Rehabilitation can reverse these processes, rebuilding strength, increasing flexibility and restoring range of motion. By nursing the injured area back to health in the supervised setting of clinical rehabilitation, the patient improves physical condition and avoids re-injury due to over -exertion. The physical therapist works closely with each patient to ensure that the rehabilitation process occurs gradually and aligns with the body’s capabilities. Rehabilitation blends many specialties for the best treatment plan, such as: • Physical therapy for increased strength and mobility • Occupational therapy for improved everyday living skills • Speech and language therapy for improved communication • Strengthens bones and promotes muscular healing after total joint replacement surgery and other orthopedic surgery

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Usually rehabilitation begins with an inpatient program before the patient has even been discharged from the hospital. After discharge, it will continue until the patient has regained independent function and improved physical condition.


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What a great Women In Business Conference! Thank you to everyone who attended! Your support is much appreciated. Next year will mark 20 years. We can’t wait! Until then, we leave you with a quote from Stella Parton, who summed it all up perfectly: “It’s not about who wins; it’s about getting the job done and celebrating each other’s successes.”

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How to place a classified ad: $25.00 for up to 40 words and .10 for each additional word. Line border is included. Bold and or one-color additional. Must be received by the 15th. All ads subject to approval. Call 423-926-9983 or email: How to place a display/classified ad: Contact by phone 423-926-9983 or e-mail Editing: We reserve the right to edit for taste, clarity and length. Most submissions are edited to shorten, clarify confusing statements or correct grammatical errors. If a submission is potentially libelous, slanderous or appears to have been written with malice or harmful intent, it will be edited or rejected. This applies to submissions for the magazine and for our website How to subscribe: Send $28.00 for one year for 12 issues to: Voice Magazine, P.O. Box 701, Johnson City, TN 37605 How to submit items to “update” and “up & coming events”: We encourage submission of press releases about news and up & coming events. Email your press releases to

Career Corner (Employment Section) Join Us! Voice Magazine is looking to add to our current outside sales staff! This is a growth opportunity for a dynamic individual with a positive attitude. Apply your ‘sales experience’ to selling ads and servicing. Must have ‘do what it takes’ attitude, be tenacious and enjoy serving businesses. This position is parttime to full-time. Commission only. Email your resume to: or fax your resume to 423-926-9983. In Home Care Services in Kingsport is now accepting applications for all shifts. Only experienced applicants need to apply. Call: 423-245-1065. Morrison School in Bristol, Virginia is now accepting applications for teacher and teacher's aide positions. Call: 276-669-2823.

Bristol, TN/VA Paramount Center for the Arts upcoming events Friday, Oct. 26th at 8:00pm Viking Hall presents Comedian Tim Wilson Tickets: $25 Saturday, Nov. 17th at 7:30pm An Evening with Darrell Scott Tickets: $20 In Advance, $25 At the Door Saturday, Dec. 1st at 7:30pm Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Tickets: $20 Saturday, Jan. 5th at 8:00pm Dailey and Vincent Tickets: $22

Paramount Center for the Arts (423) 274-8920 Chuck Todd, NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director, will be speaking to the Bristol community as part of the Bristol Public Library's 2012 Discovery Series on Saturday, November 10th at 1:30p.m. Todd's up-to-the-minute poll analysis and insightful commentary has made him one of the most sought-after voices in American political coverage, and his on-air political analysis can be seen almost daily on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and the Today show, and as the co-host of MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown.""Regardless of your political views, this is a program that no one should miss" states Anita Machado, Executive Director of the BPL Foundation." So, join us for this interesting and engaging event on Saturday, November 10th at 1:30p.m. Virginia Intermont College. Reserved Seating is $50 and General Admission is $20. Proceeds benefit the programs of the Bristol Public Library. For questions about this Discovery Series event or any other library programs, call 276.821.6148 or email Travels through Time will be held Thursday, October 11th from 6-8pm at Waterfalls of Wellness Healing Center in Bristol, TN. Sometimes called spiritual journeys, guided imagery, or soul exploration, the regression experience uses hypnosis to focus on life patterns and more clearly understand the soul's journey. We will spend some time exploring our concepts of past and future lives and answer questions you may have about the regression process. You will be guided through a time of relaxation and exploration of memories past, present &/or future, followed by an opportunity to write and talk about your experiences. For reservations and more information please call Eleanor at 276-494-9851 or email Cost for the class is $25 per person, or bring a friend for $20 each. Comfortable clothing is recommended. Waterfalls of Wellness, 739 Bluff City Highway, Suite 7A, Bristol, TN,, 423-202-5306 Understanding Nutrition & Portion Distortion, Presented by Jennifer Raichlin, Certified Wellness Coach, will be held Thursday, October 18th from 6-7pm at Waterfalls of Wellness Healing Center in Bristol, TN. Eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet is the simplest way to help keep our body healthy. Yet so many people find that getting correct information on this topic is anything but simple. All the theories that result in fad diets, the proposed "low-fat, low-carb, good-for-you packaged foods", diet pills, drinks, medicines, and weight loss plans really just seem to lead to confusion by the average consumer. What exactly SHOULD you eat and HOW MUCH do you REALLY NEED? Eating can be simple, if you understand how much you need, what to look for, and what to avoid. This presentation gives simple, practical information that will help guide you to the answers you need. Be ready to receive timeless information, presented in a new understandable way. Cost: $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Jennifer to save your place at or 423-202-5306. Seating is limited! Waterfalls of Wellness, 739 Bluff City Highway, Suite 7A, Bristol, TN,, 423-202-5306 Reiki Level 1 Class, Instructed by Marita Swartz, will be held Saturday, October 27th from 9:30am - 6:00pm at Waterfalls of Wellness Healing Center in Bristol, TN. This one-day class is a combination of lecture, discussion and experience. Practice time includes giving and receiving a complete Reiki treatment using all the hand positions and the self-treatment. Cost: $175.00 Register by email: Waterfalls of Wellness, 739 Bluff City Highway, Suite 7A, Bristol, TN,, 423-202-5306

Erwin, TN The 33rd annual Blue Ridge Pottery Show and Sale will be held in conjunction with the Unicoi County Apple Festival on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6. The show and sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on

Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Unicoi County Intermediate School on Mohawk Drive in Erwin. A preview sale will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A $5 admission fee for the preview sale will be charged. The 2012 National Blue Ridge Pottery Show and Sale is a must-see for collectors and enthusiasts of Blue Ridge Pottery. Rare pieces are often found during the show. Individual pieces and complete sets are available for sale during the event. Dozens of vendors from across the country will be represented during this year’s Blue Ridge Pottery Show and Sale. Shuttles will be available to take pottery enthusiasts from the festival grounds to the show. The shuttle will operate from the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center located at 220 Union Street. For more information, visit The Unicoi County Apple Festival children’s area, a large attraction for the young and young at heart, is a festival within a festival. Sponsored by the Unicoi County Family YMCA, the 2012 festival children’s area will feature exciting attractions including The Fun Factory’s Adrenaline Rush, Boot Camp Obstacle Course, 5 in 1, Three Ring Circus, Bungee Run, Joust, Pirate Ship, King Kong Slide, Bounce House, Saber-Tooth Tiger Slide and the Bungee Trampoline . Children and adults of all ages are invited to participate. The train ride, a children’s favorite will also be part of this year’s events. All vendors are insured and will have qualified employees operating the attractions. Additionally, the YMCA will have staff on hand for all hours of operation. “The YMCA is proud once again this year to be coordinating and hosting the Apple Festival ‘Kids Area’,” said Joe Ebarb, Executive Director of the YMCA. For more information, call the YMCA at (423) 743-3361 or the Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce at (423) 743-3000.

Johnson City, TN Support local and regional artisans as you shop for Christmas gifts this year on Saturday, November 3rd, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. “An Arts and Crafts Peep Show: ARTLANDIA” will feature 30 quality local and regional artists at The Charles, located at 308 East Main Street, in downtown Johnson City, TN across from Hands-On! Regional Museum. October Calendar of Events at Hands On! Regional Museum All Month Long - Dinosaurs! Visit the new feature exhibit that includes six animatronic dinosaurs including the king of dinosaurs - Tyrannosaurus rex - Triceratops, Pachycephalosaurus, Dimetrodon, Stegosaurus, and a mother Apatasaurus protecting her newly hatched babies. Step back in time and into the primordial swamp and see how these prehistoric creatures may have looked and sounded when they roamed the Earth millions of years ago. Friday, October 5th, 5:00-8:00 - First Friday Stop by for half price admission during First Friday! Tuesday, October 9th - Friday, October 12th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am Fall Break Mini Workshops Tuesday, October 9th - Luminosity Lab You will light up when you see the fun we have in store for you! Learn about LED light and create your own LED masterpiece. Then discover the world of fluorescence and phosphorescence by making atomic glowing slime, concocting glowing tonic water, discover the mysteries of fluorescent rocks and minerals, and more! Wednesday, October 10th - Fizz Factor Join us for some fizzy fun in the name of science! Learn about chemical reactions, air pressure, and laws of motion. Assist in a Mentos geyser eruption, construct a fizz powered canister rocket, experiment with color fizzers, and more! Thursday, October 11th - Fire and Ice Chill out with some scorching experiments! Assist in a fiery eruption and an icy explosion that both demonstrate geological wonders. Use dry ice to create smoky bubbles and extinguish a fire! Friday, October 12th - Think Ink Experiment with a variety of invisible inks, learn about and create your own ink blots, solve a mystery by investigating a mysterious note using chromatography, and more!

Payment is required with registration by Monday, October 1st for all fall break workshops. Member cost is $8 per child per day; non-member cost is $10 per child per day. Ages 5-13. To register, please call 423-4344263 ext. 100, M-F 9-5 or email Tuesday, October 16th - Thursday, October 25th - Chalk Chromatography Join us in celebration of National Chemistry Week. Learn all about the science of chemistry, color, and chromatography. You will even get the chance to make your own piece of colored chalk with the science of chromatography. The Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day. Friday, October 26th, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - BOO! SEUM Join us for a spook-tacular, but not too scary, evening of fun! Hands On! is hosting a BOO! SEUM event which will include treats and prizes, costume contests, science experiments, arts and crafts, and more! Be sure to wear your most festive costume and bring your own trick-or-treat bag! Admission to the event and activities are FREE. Friday, October 26th - Wednesday, October 31st - Glow Putty We are stirring up something gloppy, goopy, and spooky in the lab for Halloween. Learn about perplexing polymers and even make your own glowing silly putty. The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day. Wednesday, October 31st - Happy Halloween Visit the museum in costume and receive FREE admission. If you have any questions on these or other programs, please call (423) 434-HAND. Summer hours (June-August) are: Monday-Friday 9am5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Closed Mondays beginning in September. Admission fees apply. All programs and activities are subject to change without notice. Upcoming Events at Atlantis Spiritual Center Tai Chi Fitness Classes Every Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Facilitated by Jennifer Raichlin, CWC, Certified Tai Chi Instructor. Tai Chi is one of the oldest disciplines known to increase balance, body awareness, muscle tone, flexibility, aid digestion and reduce stress. It teaches our Being how to approach all of life through internal relaxation instead of worry, fear or a position of defense. These classes are designed for the average person who wants to enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi, while also getting a meaningful workout, without strenuous difficult exercise. Once the basic moves are mastered, one can easily use these techniques daily for increasing balance, strength and energy. This is not a class that requires memorized sequences of moves, but instead a class that encourages breath, muscle control, movement and relaxation. Cost is $10 per class. Call Jennifer for more information at (423) 202-5306 or via email at Inner Awakening Matrix: Tools To Living Your Divine I AM Saturday, Oct 6 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. Workshop facilitated by Kim Crowe The Inner Awakening Matrix: This is the retune to the I AM, who you are as a spiritual Being! Giving yourself the gift of activating your Soul's

Purpose for its highest expression allows you to nourish and maintain a state of enlightened living and true bliss. $33 fee; Call (423) 926-8884 to reserve your space Reiki I Initiation and Training Sunday, October 14 1-5 p.m. A Reiki certification class with Happy Medium Jonna Rae $75 includes workbook; Call (423) 926-8884 to reserve your space Christmas in October October 19 & 20 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Get a jump on the season with beautiful creations inspired by heaven and earth. Photographer Ann Tarleton shares original works of art, including bookmarks, notecards, calendars, framed and matted photos, garden stoneware, poems and prayers. Carmalitta Dixson offers sculpted wire jewelry unique wearable art. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings and custom jewelry sets will be available. Crystal Bed Healing October 22 thru 24 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. A healing and rejuvenating session with Rev. Virginia Gilpin The Crystal Bed Healing from John of God is a healing system using an array of specially cut and lighted quartz crystals. John of God is a spiritual healer also known as the Miracle Man of Brazil. People travel from all over the world to visit his Casa de Dom Inacio de Loyola to receive spiritual and physical healing. Virginia brought a Crystal Bed from Brazil to Kentucky. The individual receiving the session rests face up, fully clothed, with eyes closed, bathing in the energy. Seven quartz crystals are positioned in a fixed array over the Chakra centers at a level approximately 12 inches above the body. Light and color shine through each crystal in alternating patterns creating a spiraling amplification of energy from the root to the crown Chakras. The Crystal Bed Healing has an interdimensional effect and the vibrational patterns manifest higher and higher levels of awareness, harmony and peace.Call (423) 926-8884 for pricing and to reserve your space Animal Communication: A Pet Project An interactive workshop with Happy Medium Jonna Rae Saturday November 3 4-6 p.m. Animals are already talking with us. It’s the people who need to be trained to listen respectfully. In this two-hour workshop you’ll learn how to shift your consciousness from your analytical head into your compassionate heart to facilitate a connection to animals. You’ll learn the seven steps to talk to the animals, and the most common mistakes to avoid. You’ll also learn ways to find lost animals, and how to know if they really want to be found. This is a two-hour session that can literally open your heart and your mind to a completely different way to be in the world. $25; Call (423) 926-8884 to reserve your space Atlantis Spiritual Center, 240 E. Main St. Johnson City, TN 423-926-8884,, “Like” us on Facebook

Jonesborough, TN More than 30 years ago, the residents of Jonesborough pulled a wagon into Courthouse Square and played host to the first National Storytelling Festival. That simple event sparked a revival of appreciation for storytelling that has swept across the globe. The International Storytelling Center serves as the home for and a tribute to the world’ s storytelling renaissance. The 2012 National Storytelling Festival will be held October 5, 6, and 7, 2012 in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Please note: All tickets for the National Storytelling Festival must be picked up in person at Festival Registration in the Visitors Center on Boone Street in Jonesborough, Tennessee when you arrive.

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