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Emcee Erik Gerhardt listed scores of accomplishments, leaving no stone unturned, for eight Farragut High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductees in the FHS Commons Saturday, Feb. 1. However, speeches combining gratefulness and humor from inductees Pete Billingsley (Class of 1972) and Michael McKenry (2003) stole the evening during the second annual FHS Hall of Fame Ceremony, which honored its Class of 2014. “Everybody in the Class of 2014, I’m completely blessed to stand beside you,” said McKenry, an All-state Admirals catcher before starting much of two seasons behind the plate with Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates. McKenry joined Billingsley (All-state basketball) and fellow honorees Andy Baksa (Class of 2002, track and field, cross country); Marvena Almond Ruddy (1992, track and field, basketball), Jessi Miller Metcalf (2000, volleyball), Jenny McGrath Weaver (1988, swimming) and

coaches Scott McKenzie (19812010, track and field, golf, football, basketball, baseball, wrestling) and Jerry Cannon (1966-88, basketball). McKenry referenced graduated Admirals who return to FHS as coaches, including the late baseball assistant Scott Dean, who was remembered earlier in the evening after his death less than one week earlier. “It’s a common theme at this school: people seem to come back,” McKenry said. “It starts with that rich tradition. Not just in athletics, but in academics. “When I came to Farragut High School I was not a good student. … kind of a lost soul,” McKenry added. “… I had a lot of teachers and coaches that really poured into my life and really taught me how to be a good student.” Those singled out included Tommy Pharr, former FHS baseball head coach, for being “a big part” in helping strengthen McKenry’s Christian faith. Also an All-American catcher at Middle Tennessee State, McKenry said, “When I went to See HALL on Page 2A

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Farragut High School Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2014 also includes Doug Horne, second from right, who earned FHS Lifetime Athletic Service Award from the school’s Hall of Fame committee. Hall of Fame inductees, seated from left, are Marvena Almond Ruddy, Jenny McGrath Weaver and Jessi Miller Metcalf. Inductees standing, from left, are Michael McKenry, Pete Billingsley, Jerry Cannon, Andy Baksa, Horne and Scott McKenzie.

New Farragut Gun Club forms ■

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Developer/consultant Matthew Varney at Split Rail Farm, a planned subdivision to be located off Everett Road in Farragut.

Developer suit against Town withdrawn


Threatening to call “a lot of people from the town of Farragut that were going to be brought in as witnesses” in his Split Rail Farm subdivision development lawsuit, Matthew Varney said he and town officials recently “reached a settlement.” “This thing got hammered out [the week of Jan. 20-24] between the attorneys. Tom Hale [Town attorney] basically agreed to settle this thing and put it to bed,” Varney, a local developer/consultant, added about plat approval roadblocks he said he’s encountered,

prompting a lawsuit filed in November 2013 in Knox County Circuit Court. However, Hale said, “There was no settlement, they just withdrew the lawsuit [Jan. 24]. I think they came to the conclusion that it was a bad idea. … I didn’t agree to anything.” Hale emphasized town of Farragut did not compromise with Varney, junior development partner with Daniel Burton, owner of Farmstead Developments, LLC, of Murfreesboro. The lawsuit, recently “withdrawn without prejudice” as a “no-suit” according to Hale, pinSee SUIT on Page 4A


Discovering gun-related group discussion drew quite a few Farragut residents to another part of Knox County, Bill Johns took the lead in forming Farragut Gun Club . Speaking at a South Knoxville gun club Johns event in December, “I was amazed how many people from West Knoxville and Farragut were in attendance at that meeting,” Johns, a

Farragut resident who is an outspoken gun rights advocate and avid hunter, said. “I recognized a lot of the people, and we had a discussion after the meeting, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice if something like this could be done in West Knoxville.’” Starting with “an organization meeting” Monday, Jan. 6, while having “a list of about 30” interested club members, Johns said, “It’s something I’m putting together pretty quick, but we’re pretty excited about it. It’s going to have a consistent following.” “But most importantly, in Farragut there’s a lot of hunters, a lot of outdoors people … law enforcement,” Johns added. “There just hasn’t been an opportunity for people to come

in this part of Town to gather and bring in speakers to talk about this. “Our goal is to find people to network and to trade and create new friendships for hunting buddies. We also want to welcome all ages to Gander Mountain to check it out.” Planning to have “three 20minute speakers” per meeting according to Johns, club meetings are set from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Gander Mountain off Parkside Drive in Turkey Creek. “That’s a great strategic location to have meetings,” Johns said. The inaugural gathering is Feb. 10 in the store’s meeting See CLUB on Page 2A

FMS teacher arrested, suspended


Found “intoxicated and passed out” in Townsend late last week according to a police report, Farragut Middle School technology lab teacher John David McElroy has been “placed on leave” by Knox County Schools. McElroy, 53, was charged with public intoxication by Blount County Sheriff’s Office early Thursday afternoon, Jan. 30. In reference to KCS officials, “We will be having a meeting with him” Monday morning, Feb. 3, according to Melissa Ogden,

KCS director of public affairs. After that meeting, Ogden released an emailed statement: “ M r . McElroy has been placed on administrative leave with McElroy pay pending the outcome of an investigation by our Human Resources Department.” McElroy posted a $355 bond

with Blount County Adult Detention Facility Jan. 30. A hearing was scheduled in Blount County General Sessions Court Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 5 (after deadline) before Judge Robert L. Headrick. According to a BCSO report filed by Deputy Jeff Leonard, “I observed a male subject passed out on the ground near the entrance to Laurel Valley Road. Upon making contact with the subject, I observed a strong odor of alcohol. I observed a two-liter bottle of vodka alcohol in See TEACHER on Page 2A


KCSO arrests two in burglary string policereports


Two of Farragut’s oldest and largest subdivisions were targeted during a string of burglaries spanning roughly three months, and resulting in more than $10,000 worth of stolen items recovered so far in pawned jewelry. That’s according to Capt. Jeff Palmer, Knox County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and liaison to Farragut, who added KSCO is confident that this rash of burglaries in Fox Den and Village Green subdivisions is over following a pair of arrests Monday, Jan. 16. “We arrested Kevin Howard,” Palmer said of aggravated burglary and felony theft charges against this 59 year old. He was being held on a $27,500 bond in Knox County Detention Facility. “Detectives say he kicked in

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McElroy’s possession. “McElroy had slurred speech and did not know were he was at. … McElroy could not remember how he made it to the Laurel

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room, with Dr. Richard Briggs, Knox County Fifth District County Commissioner and District 7 State Senate candidate, set as one of the speakers. “Some of the [speakers] I’m going to be bringing in are from outside of our region, and they’re sportswriters or they work for firearm companies or other communities,” Johns said. “Because Gander Mountain doesn’t have a shooting range, I currently am starting to invite people who have different kinds of gun shops

the glass in back doors and took jewelry, which he then sold to gold dealers and pawn shops. According to records, he pawned 47 items since Nov. 1, 2013, for over $4,000,” a KCSO press release stated. “And charged his girlfriend, Deborah Rau, with felony theft. … Helping him pawn” the alleged stolen items, Palmer said about this 51 year old. “She’s fully cooperating. They’ve gotten a lot of information from her.” She was being held in Knox County Jail in a $2,500 bond. “She sold 24 items for $1,200,” the press released stated. Howard “was wearing us out there in Fox Den and Village Green,” Palmer said. “He was doing the afternoon burglaries. … It turns out he was using the walkway there on [Fox Den Country Club] golf course. “And I’m not sure about this, but it looks like he maybe even

parked at Campbell Station Library and walked over into Village Green from there and performed at least one burglary,” Palmer added. “What led us to him was [KCSO] Det. Ellen Nauss made a connection with things he was pawning and the stolen jewelry. And a couple more of the detectives that were working the burglaries down there started comparing, and were able to tie him into a few more of the burglaries. And we recovered more property.” Pawning almost 200 miles to the north, “He went as far as Lexington, Ky., to pawn some of his stuff,” Palmer said. Palmer said Rau “wasn’t charged with burglary because [detectives] really think she didn’t know about the burglaries, or at the very least didn’t partici-

Valley Road area, or the location of his vehicle,” the report added. “I located McElroy’s silver Mercedes approximately 50 yards from his personal location.” Ledford’s report said McElroy “stated that he had too much to

drink. “McElroy was transported to Blount County Jail without incident,” the report added.

come in and talk about their businesses.” Other speakers lined up for Feb. 10, according to Johns, are Brant Williams, founder of Frontier Firearms, plus Josh Hill and Tom Jennings from Smoky Mountain Knife Works. Liston Matthews, an NRA member and “firearms rights advocate for decades” in the Knox area, has joined Johns to help get FGC off the ground. Johns, who owns and operates Bluewater Consulting in Farragut among other local business interests, said, “A column I wrote in the farragutpress in

April [2013] and also a re-visitation of Guns in Parks [legislation and ordinances], that brought a lot of interest out in the community” helped spark interest. In 2013 town of Farragut “voted 3-2 to keep the status quo, this is to keep everyone disarmed, except the thugs of course, in Farragut parks and on Farragut greenways,” Matthews said about the Town turning down making Guns in Parks legal in Farragut. Johns said the club will not have “official memberships” or elect officers.



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• Jan. 28: Knox County Sheriff’s Office was advised by a Brochardt Boulevard resident an unknown person entered the residence and removed several pieces of sports memorabilia including a signed Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colt jersey, a Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colt jersey and Mohammad Ali boxing gloves. Value of the loss is about $20,000. • Jan. 27: A Pintail Road man reported to police his son’s backpack was taken by an unknown suspect off the back of his motorcycle while it was parked at Azul Tequila restaurant off Kingston Pike in Farragut. Value of the loss is about $500.

• Jan. 26: A Valley Forge Road man reported to police his vehicle tire was slashed intentionally while it was parked at The Rush fitness center off Canton Hollow Road. Complainant stated he was driving from the center on the Interstate when his tire went flat. Upon inspection of the tire he found that it had been slashed. • Jan. 25: A Brandon Park Drive resident reported to police an unknown suspect gained entry into her vehicle by breaking out her passenger side window and taking her purse. The vehicle was locked and parked in the Cool Sports parking lot. Estimated loss is about $1,500.


athletics. Also owner of Horne Radio, LLC, Horne was praised by Gerhardt, “The Voice” of FHS football and basketball, for reviving i105.3 FM broadcasts of Admirals basketball this season. While program officials recognized the school’s first two team state champions, the 1982 softball and baseball teams, John Heatherly, who coached FHS baseball to the ’82 title, made special reference to one former player. “Greg Schwartz has spent the past 26 years in the United States Air Force flying planes around,” Weatherly, a 2013 FHS Hall of Fame inductee, said. Farragut resident and Knoxville attorney Tim Priest, former Tennessee Volunteers Football All-SEC defensive back and current radio color analyst for UT Football broadcasts, was featured speaker.

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college it got easy because Farragut was so hard.” A college hoops star at Carson-Newman and former FHS football assistant coach (1977-79), Billingsley now is a finance teacher and assistant football coach at Rhea County High School. “Coach [Lynn E.] Sexton was a great inspiration to me. Was in my face a bunch,” he said. When angry, “Coach Sexton scared me,” Billingsley added, with audience laughs, about Sexton, Class of 2013 FHS inductee. Doug Horne, regionally respected real estate mogul and owner of Republic Newspapers, Inc. (parent company of farragutpress), received the Lifetime Athletic Service Award for numerous contributions to FHS


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Town of Farragut makes strides in 2013 Synthetic Turf Field Opened in November, this multi-purpose, rectangular field is the first synthetic turf field available for public use in the greater Knoxville area and allows for yearround play during various types of weather. The project is partially funded up to $250,000 by a state of Tennessee Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant, administered by the Recreation Educational Services Division, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. • Campbell Station Park Community Heritage Trail The trail features 11 signs throughout Campbell Station Park, which highlight the historical milestones of the Farragut and Concord areas from the earliest American Indian inhabitants to the founding of the town of Farragut. • Street and Sidewalk Improvements The Town made significant street and sidewalk improvements in 2013. The Engineering Department oversaw the resurfacing of four miles of streets; the Public Works Department installed 735 feet of new sidewalks and repaired 627 feet of existing sidewalks. • Maintenance of Professional Licenses and Certifications Town staff in five departments maintained a total of 95 professional licenses or certifications pertinent to their positions and of benefit to the community. These are just a few of the 30 major town of Farragut accomplishments in 2013. The complete list will be featured in the 2014 Farragut Annual Report, which will be delivered to every Farragut home in late January or early February. We look forward to another year of successes in 2014.

In 2013, the Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Town staff completed numerous projects, many of which are part of its Capital Investment Program. These projects include important roadway improvements, updates to park infrastructure, and the Ralph continuation of a McGill Farragut focus on Mayor our histori c a l assets. Projects approved by the FBMA are based on their alignment with the top goals of the Strategic Plan 2025, available for review at Following is an update on a few of the Town’s top accomplishments in 2013: • Everett Road/Kingston Pike Intersection Improvement Funded by Tennessee Department of Transportation and Town funds of more than $2 million, this project included widening the bridge over Little Turkey Creek on Kingston Pike, realignment of Everett Road, and installation of a traffic signal, sidewalk and greenway. • Purchase of Campbell Station Inn In November, the Town purchased the Campbell Station Inn, also known as the Russell House, at the northwest corner of Campbell Station Road and Kingston Pike. The Campbell Station Inn was a popular stopping place for travelers and is recognized as one of the oldest inns in Tennessee. The Inn was said to host such dignitaries as President Andrew Jackson. • Mayor Bob Leonard Park


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Hale added, “It’s a fair number, and in our view completely within what the law allows. … The fee was calculated on the basis of the amount of traffic that would be generated by the development compared to all the other developable property on Everett Road.” Varney listed bigger subdivisions such as Andover, Saddleridge, Fox Run and Bridgemore where no such road fee demands were place on developers. “What did you require them to do?” Varney said he’s asked Town officials. “Nothing.” “Why are we building them a road?” Hale said the subdivisions Varney listed are along roads “that have already been built” sufficient to handle the traffic. Hale added these Everett Road improvements weren’t a necessity “until somebody builds a development out there. … It’s going to increase the traffic to and from that area.” With “just under 50 acres” at Split Rail, Varney said he and Burton plan to develop 48 lots in its first phase.

In the developers’ current preliminary plat, Split Rail’s walking trail “has been approved as part of the Town’s greenway system,” Hale said about the Townrequired asphalt surface. However, Varney said the walking trails “are going to be what we want them to be made out of: wood chips.” To change this, “They’re going to have to come back and file an amended preliminary plat,” Hale said. Looking ahead, Varney said, “I hope we’ll get the plat approved by February or March,” adding that as of late January, “It’s taken 14 months to get a plat approval.”

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pointed what Varney said was the developers’ responsibility “for a 2,700-foot long roadway [on Everett Road] that goes from the entrance to the neighborhood all the way down to Smith Road.” Walking trail requirements also are at issue. The road issue “seemed to be the big point of the lawsuit,” Hale said. While Varney referred to the Town requiring he and Burton “to build them a road,” Hale emphasized the Town is responsible for all Everett Road construction at issue. However, Hale added the developers’ are required to pay a road improvement fee. “It’s like $3,200 per dwelling unit or per lot in the subdivision,” adding up the roughly $160,000, “which is about a tenth of the cost of the road.” That total cost “is in excess of a million dollars,” Hale said. Varney said he’s agreed to pay the Town the $160,000, but labeled it a “development impact fee.”


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200 Scott Co. children blessed at St. John Neumann ■


Almost 200 children from Scott County are receiving a blessing from St. John Neumann Catholic Church here in Farragut. This year, like many others, SJN’s parishioners are giving clothing and toys to St. Jude Catholic Church in Helenwood, who then distributes the items to families in that community. For

the last couple of weeks, SJN has been collecting the clothing for adults and children. They recently turned in those donations and have already received more. “They’ve been generous in doing that,” Phyllis Denning, SJN parish secretary, said about her parish. “People at Saint John Neumann are very generous in giving clothing and toys to children and adults,” Sister Patricia Soete with Saint Jude Church said. She esti-

mated the church has 64 families with close to 200 children who have asked for help this year. These are families in the community and are not members of the church. She noted there were only two children in her own parish with needs. “There are a lot of people here who are out of work,” Soete said. “They come from all different denominations. “We are trying to help people in

Scott County,” she said, adding that is her church’s ministry. “We get so many calls for help,” Soete said. “They always call here.” Last year, the church had 93 families — 250 children — who called needing assistance, she said. In addition to SJN, St. Jude Church has received donations from other organizations as well. “We’ve been very blessed,” the sister said.


Farragut High School showcased its brightest talent with a FHS Instrumental Winter Concert featuring the school’s concert band and orchestra. The concert, a joint venture directed by band director Keith Clupper and Michelle Clupper, featured various holiday music pieces and other scores demonstrating band and orchestra members’ aptitudes. Michelle Clupper praised the students’ hard work in preparing for the concert. “These young people so talented,” she said also adding how hard the students worked during the rehearsals. One of the highlights of the event was the performance of A Christmas Festival by American composer Leroy Anderson with a full orchestra. It was accompanied by members of the FHS Symphonic Band. “I am so excited that this is the first time I got a full orchestra piece,” Michelle Clupper said. A Christmas Festival includes holiday favorites, O Come All Ye Faithful, Joy to the World, Deck the Halls, Silent Night, Jingle Bells and more, she added. The concert started with the orchestra performing the English Folk Song Suite by composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. This included all three movements: Movement I March, Movement II Intermezzo and Movement III March. See FHS on Page 11A

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Still, she said St. Jude would not be able to help the families in need if it were not for Saint John Neumann’s generosity. “We are a small parish,” she noted. “We don’t have a lot of funds for this.” She noted the church has 17 members with a few others who come and attend during the year. “We’re all doing God’s work, and

down and screaming,” David Waldrupe, a seventh-grade science teacher who served as school sponsor said. “We’ve got some pretty sharp kids. But then again, we were going up against some pretty sharp kids across the state.” Programming “is one of major ones for the LEGO League,” Waldrupe added. Parent sponsor Venugopal Varma, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory senior development See LEGO on Page 14A

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Farragut Middle School Android Architects FIRST LEGO team members, from left, are Varsha Babu, Jordan Drake, John Rentenbach, Marion Le Pope (in front), Emere Flomberg (far back), Roshan Varma and Alexander Peters. Not pictured is Josh Pavlin.

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Farragut Middle School’s Android Architects broke new ground during annual FIRST LEGO League East Tennessee Championship in Cookeville Dec. 6. In the category of Programming tiny robots, Android claimed the school’s first-ever top state finish as led by eight students. “They were very excited, some jumping up and

As Tennessee high schools’ ROTC Distinguished Unit, representing the Volunteer State during 2013 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade Dec. 7, a few dozen Bearden NJROTC cadets benefited from a moving experience in Hawaii. “It was nothing like I’d thought it would be … everything there was twice as good as I thought it would be,” senior Joseph Felix, Bearden NJROTC commanding officer said. “On the [U.S.S.] Arizona Memorial, where we put the flowers out for the names of the [deceased] veterans, that was just an honor.” “I don’t think it had quite the impact until they went to the Arizona Memorial … and just visually stood on the ground and realized how many people lost their lives that day,” retired U.S. Marines Maj. Belinda Twohig, BHS NJROTC senior Naval Science instructor said. “This is an experience they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. “We actually took a wreath out to the U.S.S. Arizona from Bearden High School,” Twohig added. NJROTC seaman Randall Bishop, a freshman, said about the Arizona, “When you actually step up there on the ship, it’s a whole different story. Like on the top of it looking down, that was really moving to everybody.” Bryan Robertson, president of BHS NJROTC Boosters, Inc., said,

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You’re okay just the way you are I’m a reformed slob. I made the decision to get organized way back on June 16, 1977. I was 35. I learned a lot through that transformation. The most important of which was to understand that before I did one thing to organize my chaotic life, I was all right just the way I was. That backed-up laundry d i d n ’ t make me a bad person. T h o s e unmade beds and a sink full of dirty dishes d i d n ’ t Pam mean I didYoung n’t love my Make it family or my home. Fun! Having to re-inoculate the children because I couldn’t find their medical records when we moved to a new town didn’t mean I was a bad mother. My challenge to change my ways came from a deep desire to have more fun; to be able to play guilt-free and to feel the freedom of taking care of the routine and mundane tasks that make a household run smoothly, so my family and I could really enjoy this delicious thing called life. My motive to get organized was to have more free time to play. I think being organized or disorganized is ultimately a choice but I also think we each have a natural proclivity to be either. My mom was born organized. My dad was the donor of my disorganized DNA. I had three children and two received my penchant for messiness and one was washing her toys when she was 18 months old. Once I asked her

if she wanted a dollhouse for Christmas and she replied, “Oh Mom, it’d be just be one more thing to keep clean.” You know where you fall on the scale of order: one is a Martha Stewart with a staff and ten is the person who can’t dust or vacuum because her surfaces are covered in clutter. I discovered a little organization goes a long way. My mom used a Girl Scout calendar that she looked at every day, a watch that she looked at every hour and a clean 8x11 inch sheet of paper for her daily “to do” list. Everything ran smoothly and I remember her saying, “If we get our chores done by 10:00 we can go play.” And play we did. Mom made being organized look so easy; which it was because she never let anything pile up. She had a natural ethic that she didn’t get to have fun until her work was done. She let the “carrot” of fun hang over all of us. As a young wife and mother I got overwhelmed and buried as the responsibilities of motherhood and a bad marriage sapped my energy. My husband (we divorced when I got organized) and I fought every day over the mess. I felt like a loser, a failure and an embarrassment to my family until it struck me that feeling like a failure was not the truth about me, and that until I turned that thought around I

was stuck. I knew better, but in the chaos I had just forgotten. That was my turning point. Don’t allow anyone to cause you to doubt your ability to succeed. If you’ve made a decision to get organized keep it a secret so you don’t get negative feedback you don’t need. Get to know your inner child for she is that part of you that needs your love and attention. She’s the part of you that wants to play and if you can set a rule that you don’t get to play until your work is done, you can get the cooperation of your inner child, and you’ll find that you’ll make progress at being organized When we strive to have fun keeping our homes clean and cozy, we help our kids to grow up to have clean, cozy peaceful homes. But it all starts with you knowing you’re okay just the way you are. For more from Pam Young go to You’ll find many musings, videos of Pam in the kitchen preparing delicious meals, videos on how to get organized, ways to lose weight and get your finances in order, all from a reformed SLOB’s point of view.

deathnotices • No deaths were reported this week

birthnotices Parkwest Medical Center announces: • No births were reported this week

Turkey Creek Medical Center announces: • No births were reported this week

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Farragut High School freshman Kristyn Farley joins her parents, Jim and Renata Farley, at Farragut Primary School’s Hat Day, during which the FPS students brought in a dollar to wear a hat and help raise money for Kristyn.

FPS students wear hats, help former student Farley


Farragut Primary School students reached out to help former student, Kristyn Farley, by wearing hats. Each student brought in $1 so they could wear a hat and raise money for Kristyn, fighting cancer, to help with medical bills and help grant a wish – a trip to California or New York City. Now a Farragut High School

freshman, the teen was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, during the summer of 2012. “It was really hard and long the last year with chemo,” Kristyn, the daughter of Renata and Jim Farley of Farragut, said. “I started [treatments] Aug. 6.” The teen recalled she was able to get off therapy and went into remission in May 2013, but five See FPS on Page 15A

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community Now Lincoln Memorial University has named the following students to the Dean’s List for the 2013 fall semester: Beth Amato, Kathryn Baddorf, Roxana Ceausu, Kayla Clifton, Kate Corrigan, Courtney Hensley, Lisa Lisle, David Quraishi, William Sparks and James Whaley.

Now Farragut Folklife Museum is looking for volunteers to serve morning and afternoon shifts no longer than three-and-a-half hours long a month and are welcome to serve more if possible. Museum volunteers will be enrolled in the "Farragut's Unsung Navy" Volunteer Program and receive recognition at a yearly banquet and holiday breakfast. For more information, call 865966-7057.

Barham, 865-966-7057.

Feb. and March The University of Tennessee Extension and Tennessee Department of Agriculture will host six Farmers Market Boot Camp workshops from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 24, in Memphis; Feb. 25, in Dyersburg; Feb. 26, in Dickson; March 4, in Fayetteville; March 5, in Chattanooga and March 6, in Harriman. For more information, call Nancy Austin, 865-974-7717 or e-mail,

Now The Department of Environment and Conservation is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2014 Environmental Stewardship Awards. The awards recognize Tenn-esseans who go above and bey-ond to protect the state’s diverse environment. For more information, visit gov-awards.shtml/

Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games will hold a tasting fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at Fox Den Country Club. For more information, call Jeremy Dick, 865-690-9941.

Farragut Folklife Museum will host an event in honor of Black History Month at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Farragut Town Hall. For more information, call 865-966-7057.

Feb. 20

April 1 Maryville College Community Conversation Series will host “CoAvtch: Memoirs of a Confederate Soldier,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, in Clayton Center for the Arts’ Haslam Family Flex Theatre. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dr. Kelly Battles, 865-273-8877.

Feb. 8

Knox County Health Department is offering a “Diabetes Management Series,” from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6 through March 6, at KCHD auditorium. The series teaches participants how proper diet, medication, stress management and exercise can keep them healthier and help them feel better. For more information, call 865-2155170.

Harvey Broome Group will take-a-hike for 9 miles Saturday, Feb. 8. For more information, call Ron Shrieves, 865-922-3518.

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Feb. 21-23

April 12

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will present “Dancing & Romancing,” at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Civic Auditorium. Tickets start at $35. For more information, call 865-521-2317.

“Jammin’ In Your Jammies,” with registration beginning at 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, and running through Feb. 23, at Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park. Cost for all activities is $140 per family; space is limited. For more information, call Children’s Hospital Volunteer Services and Programs Office 865-541-8745.

Farragut Arts Council, in conjunction with the town of Farragut and Knox County Library Farr-agut Branch will host the seventh annual “Farragut Book Fest for Children,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at Camp-bell Station Park. For more information, call Lauren Cox 865-966-7057.

Feb. 6 Town of Farragut will be hosting a jewelry class for ages 13 and up, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, in Farragut Town Hall. Cost is $35, all supplies included. For more information, call 865-966-7057.

Feb. 12 Harvey Broome Group will hike Abrams Falls the back-way for 10.1 miles, from Abrams Creek Ranger Station, in Happy Valley, Saturday, Feb. 12. For more information, call BJ and Bob Perlack, 865-229-5027.

Feb. 6 Maryville College Community Conversation Series will begin with “Volunteer Divided: The Civil War in Tennessee,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, in Faverweather Hall’s Lawson Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dr. Kelly Battles, 865-273-8877.

Feb. 13 Knox County Veterans Service Office will provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 13, at Frank R. Strang Senior Center. For more information, call 865-215-5645.

Feb. 15 Feb. 7 Tennessee Theatre will host a Valentine’s Day-themed open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7. The open house is free and open to the public. For more information, call Amanda Shell 865-255-0661.

Feb. 7

Pellissippi State will host Young Inventors Fair from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, at Strawberry Plains Campus. Any student in elementary through high school with an invention or innovative science fair submission can participate. For more information, e-mail

Clarence Brown Theatre opens the second half of its season with Matthew Lopez’ “The Whipping Man,” from now through Feb. 16, at the Carousel Theatre. For more information, call 865-974-5161.

CANCELLED: The Knox County Board of Education and Knox County Commission will jointly conduct a work session/retreat at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, at Ruby Tuesday Lodge. For more information, call Melissa Ogden 865594-1905. RESCHEDULED for 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6.

Now-April 15

Feb. 7-March 1

Feb. 15

Internal Revenue Service Certified Volunteers will provide free and confidential tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for persons with low to moderate annual in-come from 4 to 7 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, now through April 15, at CAC LT Ross Building. For more information, call 865-5463500.

The Arts & Culture Alliance has announced National Juried Exhibition of 2014 featuring selected works from 36 artists in the Southeast region. The exhibition will be displayed from Feb. 7 through March 1, in Emporium Center. Feb. 7 includes a public reception from 5 to 9 p.m. and a brief awards ceremony at 6 p.m. in which $1,000 in cash awards will be announced. For more information, call 865-523-7543.

The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will hold its “Father-Daughter,” hike at 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 15. For more information, visit

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Feb. 8

Farragut Folklife Museum will feature “The Manhattan ProjectSecrets Revisited,” exhibit now through Friday, May 2. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call Julia

Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association will host its third annual Hockey Night in Knoxville from 2:30 through 10 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at Cool Sports. The event is to drive awareness of KAHA programs, encourage membership, recognize

Now-Feb. 16

Feb. 23

“Shamrock Ball,” from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 8, in Farragut High School Commons. Thickets are $15 per couple and $5 for each additional person in advance and $20 per couple and $8 for each additional person at the door. For more information, visit

Feb. 6-March 6

Now Leadership Academy now is accepting applications for educators who aspire to be principals in Knox County Schools. The deadline to submit applications is 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17. The program will run from May 20, 2014 through July 2015. For more information, call Melissa Ogden, 865-594-1905 or Amanda Johnson, 865-594-2972.

Feb. 8

who is interest in volunteerism to meet the needs of senior citizens over 50. For more information, call 865-384-4239.

Cross Country Patriots will host a 2nd District Congressional town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, at First Baptist Church Concord. For more information, call Wayne or Katie Schnell, 865-816-3909.

Now Nominating Petition forms now are available for the non-partisan Town of Farragut Municipal Election scheduled for Aug. 7.

player’s achievements and celebrate passion for the sport of ice hockey. The event is free and will showcase KAHA’s players ranging from ages 8 to 18. For more information, call Tom O’Brian, 865-803-6642 or KJ Vorhees 865-218-4500.

Feb. 15 Knox County Master Gardners will offer a demonstration on starting vegetable seeds indoors under lights from 10:30 to noon, Saturday, Feb. 15, at Farragut Public Library. For more information, call 865-300-2286.

April 19 Feb. 22 East Tennessee’s 5th Annual Great Cake Bake is set from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, in Tennessee Terrace at UT’s Neyland Stadium. The event will benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Knox County. For more information, call Holly Kizer, 865215-8784.

Feb. 27 Knoxville City Council workshop will hold its “New Homelessness Plan,” beginning at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in the main assembly room, City-County building. For more information, call 865-215-2075.

Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will hold its meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Crescent Bend. For more information, e-mail Randy Tindell,

Feb. 20 AARP Cedar Bluff Chapter will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, at Church of the Good Samaritan. The meeting is open to the public

April 26 Color Me Rad 5K will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday April 26, at Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Cost is $32 per runner which will benefit East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. For more information, call Children’s Hospital Development Department, 865-541-8244 or visit

May 19-30 Feb. 27 Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding will conduct its Lesson Vol Training from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, for ages 13 and up, and from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, for Junior Vol Training, ages 10-12. For more information, call Melissa 865-988-4711.

March 1 Knoxville Choral Society and Orchestra will host the annual Young Classical Musicians Competition concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1, in Knoxville Convention Center Lecture Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students. For more information, visit

March 1 Feb. 18

Dr. Aaron Astor, associate professor of history at Maryville College, will lead a bus tour of Cades Cove’s Civil War sites from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 19. For more information, call Dr. Kelly Battles, 865-273-8877.

Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association and Cool Sports will offer a “Try Hockey for Free,” a 50-minute clinic for kids ages 48, from 11:10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 1. KAHA supplies all equipment for the clinic. No skating or hockey experience required. For more information, call Tom O’Brian, 865-803-6642 or KJ Vorhees 865-218-4500.

March 8 Town of Farragut and Kiwanis Club of Farragut will host the

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards and the United States Forest Service program are scheduled for May 19-30 at the Cradle of Forestry near Brevard, N.C. The program is free once application has been accepted. For more information, visit

worship Feb. 23 Concord United Methodist Church will present “Concord’s Got Talent,” Sunday, Feb. 23. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children and will include dinner, show and a silent and live auction. The program is a fundraiser for the Youth Mission Trip. For more information call Jan Currin 865-966-6728.

Now-May 9 Connect Fellowship for Women will begin its spring semester of study at 9:15 a.m., Friday, Jan. 17, and run through May 9, on North Campus of Cokesbury United Methodist Church. Brunch and childcare are provided. For more information, call Mary Lou Sokolow at 865-246-0438 or visit or e-mail,



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Bearden Dance Team won two first place regional trophies in both Varsity Pom and Varsity Jazz recently at the Smoky Mountain Christmas Championship in Sevierville. The team competed against many talented dancers from across the Southeast. Sponsors and team members include, first row from left are, Tammy Smith McKibben, Christi Lechner, Elena Alles, Lindsay Tom, Olivia Riley, Faith Goddard, Hannah Wunschel and Taylor Kidd; Second Row, from left, are, Allison Balsley, Merrielle Luepke, Ashley Williams, Marissa Tarantino, Alison Napier, Paige Walter, Third Row, from left, are, Natalie Werner, Madison Deatherage, Lyndi Vaughn, Sarah Balsley, Alyssa Menavich, McKensie Wehinger, Haley Mañalac, Rachael Buckley, Audri Brakebill and Caroline Ward.

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The concert proceeded with “Allegro” from the Concerto in G minor for Two Cellos by Antonio Vivaldi, with a duet performance by Jerry Zhou and Kaitlin Bocik, and then moved to the orchestra’s performance of Away In A Manger, arranged by Chip Davis. The concert spotlighted FHS orchestra member Ben Irwin’s talent with his performance of Ashokan Farewell, composed by Jay Ungar in 1982. The piece was performed in memory of Jordan Camp. The orchestra also played Chaconne in E minor by Dietrich Buxtehude/arr. Hause while the concert band moved the evening


along with Flourish for Wind Band by R.V. Williams; First Suite in Eb for Military Band by Gustav Holst, which includes three mov-ements; A Winter’s Carol, arranged by Mark Williams; Vesuvius for Concert Band by Frank Ticheli, and Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson. In addition to the music, Stephanie Nelson, chairman of FHS Band’s fruit sale, announced the band raised $30,615 for the year in sales. Nelson said 78 students participated in the sale. The top sellers were first place, Andrew Sparks, who sold $1,670; second place, Katie Seagrave with $1,262 in sales; and third place, Caleb Nelson with $1,189 in sales.

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Humanity Award presented to FHS, HVA, BHS students

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As The Rotary Club of Turkey Creek’s guest speaker Tuesday evening, Dec. 17, Linda Cox-Collier, left, takes time to share some personal smart phone photos with Rotarians Lois and Ed Engel prior to her address.

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If Farragut parents have a child needing hospital care as a firsttime experience for that family, Linda Cox-Collier wants to reassure parents about the quality care at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. “It’s an amazing facility with wonderful doctors and the staff is just incredible,” said Cox-Collier, ETCH director of community benefits, who was featured speaker during The Rotary Club of Turkey Creek Sunset’s weekly meeting Tuesday evening, Dec. 17, in Faith Lutheran Church. “We are a not-for-profit hospital, and with that have responsibilities back to our community,” CoxCollier said, adding ETCH performs “a community health needs assessment every few years. We ask the community … ‘what does our community need?’ Out of that needs assessment we develop programs and opportunities to make improvements.” That includes “nutrition and fitness” and “Safe Kids Program, injury prevention,” Cox-Collier added. “… Fire safety, water safety, car seat checkpoints.” Safe Sleep Program “is simple,” Cox-Collier said about teaching parents the importance of having their babies sleep on their backs, not stomachs. “It’s ABC: alone, on their back and in a crib.” “Since this sleep initiative has


been put in place, the incidents of [sudden infant death syndrome] has decreased in Tennessee by 50 percent. That’s incredible.” Concerning automated external defibulators, “The program we have in place is such that if there’s a school that does not have an AED, then we will either help match a fund or we’ll find funding depending on whether they’re a Title I school or not,” Cox-Collier said. Supporting “Backpack Program, we work with Second Harvest [Food Bank] … helping children to have food on the weekends,” Cox-Collier said. “Many children in East Tennessee and around the country, when they go home on Friday they may not eat again until they go to school on Monday.” Since it opened in 1937, when according to Collier the hospital was known as “Crippled Children’s Hospital,” ETCH now “is the 19th largest employer in East Tennessee,” she added. “One thing that’s obvious is that it’s limited in space.” As a result, “the board approved an expansion right across the street,” Collier added. Expansion will especially assist expansion of its “neonatal intensive care unit,” Collier said. At ETCH since June 2013, “I haven’t run into one person yet who wasn’t so inviting and helping me to understand things,” Collier said.

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Tess Waibel points to her grandfather from McMinn County as a major influence motivating her spirit of giving as a Farragut High School senior. Alexandra Christopoulos, Hardin Valley Academy senior, points to her passion for the cause of e n d i n g Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. C a r a W o l f e , Bearden High School Waibel senior, volunteers for a number of charitable causes. These three young women were


and kind of encouraging others through writing,” Waibel, 17, said. As for Christopoulos, 17, “I was nominated because of the work I have done in the community in starting the non-profit organization Project Beansprout,” she said. “It was a nice ceremony overall; one because of the recognition all of the teens were given for their hard work and what they’ve given back to the community. “Personally it was rewarding because after the ceremony, a few of the people in the audience — a few City of Knoxville employees — came up to me saying, ‘We know about the problem, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, which Project Beansprout deals with,” Christopoulos added. “… It sparked a conversation about NAS and what my next steps See AWARD on Page 15A

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For their creative approaches toward teaching students, and for writing a convincing essay describing need, two Farragut schools teachers have earned Junior League of Knoxville $500 mini-grants. “That was pretty exciting,� Jane Skinner, science teacher at Farragut High School and cosponsor of schools’ robotics team said. She joins other local recipient Melinda Webster, secondgrade teacher at Farragut Primary School. Skinner’s grant essay detailed a need for LabQuest 2 Interface based on “struggles I saw the teachers were having.� LabQuest 2 “is an interface for science probes� that will speed up use of probes. “It covers all three areas of science: biological, chemical and physical. Some of the probes that we use are like gas pressure probes,� Skinner added. “The unique thing about LaQquest 2 is that it’s a little standalone like an iPhone or something like that. They interface with the probes, you can just plug them in. Whereas in the past the interface we’ve had required that we use a laptop. And our laptops are pretty sluggish and slow. It really slows down the process. Despite “thousands of dollars invested in probeware, the teachers are hesitant to use it because

it doesn’t always work because of the computer glitches,â€? Skinner said. “This will bypass the computer glitches. “This makes it a lot simpler and easier for the teachers to use the probeware with their students to collect the data and for them to do the analysis all in a [faster] period of time,â€? Skinner added. The $500 mini-grant will go toward the purchase of eight LabQuest 2 Interface devices, each costing $285 according to Skinner. “We’ll make up the difference with other grants that we’ve written for these interfaces as well,â€? she added. Webster said about her minigrant, “I am able to purchase a high-quality document camera for our class to use. ‌ It is a small portable camera that connects to your computer or projector. We can place student work, book pages or 3D objects under the camera and project it to the Activeboard.â€? This camera is a vital part of Webster’s class project “to research the culture, traditions, history, landmarks and geography of our great state. They will collaboratively write a travel guide bookâ€? titled, ‘Tennessee from A to Z,’â€? she said. “Using the document camera, students will be able to share their ABC student-made book pages as well as resource pages from books they read to practice speaking skills,â€? Webster added.

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Many people in need are able to stay warm this winter after receiving a coat from Coats for the Cold, a partnership with Knox Area Rescue Ministries and Prestige Cleaners. Thousands of coats were given away to the public the morning of Saturday, Dec. 7, at KARM’s site off Hollow Fame Drive, Knoxville. “We are in our 16th year,” Jackie Turner, director of Plant Operations with Prestige Cleaners, said. “We are community-minded, always looking for a need in the community, and we partnered with KARM. “They have a need for clean coats, and that’s a need we can fulfill,” she added. “The greatest need is for children’s coats and large sizes – extra large, extra extra large and three extra large.” Turner said there were 9,675 coats collected this year. “It’s more than we collected since 2008, which is slightly more than that,” she said. All of Prestige Cleaners’ 11 stores participate in Coats for the Cold. Among them was its Farragut store along 11428 Kingston Pike. “It’s a great thing to do,” Johnnie Rodgers, team leader at Prestige Cleaners in Farragut, said. “Some people really appreciate getting these coats. “We do this every year,” Rodgers said. “We get tons of coats in here. We get a lot of feedback from the public. A lot of them are very nice coats, too.” “Sometimes we get new ones in,” Carol Harris, customer service representative at Farragut’s Prestige Cleaners, said. Harris said people also have

brought in scarves, gloves and other items. “Whatever people donate to keep warm,” Rodgers said. To donate to Coats for the Cold, people could bring them in to one of Prestige Cleaners’ stores. “We take them [coats] in here; we check the pockets; we look the coats over to see if they need cleaning and we clean them,” she said. The business accepts coats between the first of November and the end of November and then they go to anyone in need, Rodgers said. The business has been doing Coats for the Cold for at least 15 years or more, according to Rodgers and Harris. In addition to Coats for the Cold, Prestige Cleaners is involved in other charitable activities. “Eddie [Mannis, Prestige owner] likes to help with a lot of community outreach projects,” Rodgers said. Among their charitable activities are Project Wear and Share, with which people can donate clothing that goes to Goodwill stores, Turner said. That clothing can be used for someone to go on a job interview, Rodgers said. She noted Project Wear and Share will come up in February 2014. Prestige Cleaners has also been involved in helping Ronald McDonald House and takes part in Hope for Haiti, which starts the first of the year. “We take gently used formals. People can bring them to one of our 11 locations,” Turner said. Those formals are cleaned, sold and the proceeds go to medicate, educate and clothe children in Haiti.

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“You can smell the oil that actually still seeps from the ship on a daily basis. Over 70 years and it’s still leaking.” Felix, who was allowed to steer the ferry taking the unit to the Arizona Memorial, recalled a World War II veteran on the U.S.S. Raleigh at Pearl Harbor “that was on a plane with us.” Robertson said he struck up a conversation with this veteran. “He said he was asleep when [the Japanese attacked]. … One of the

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engineer who started FMS FIRST LEGO team “out of my home,” has been involved in mentoring team members “five or six years now.” With FMS team working out of National Transportation Research Center 2 off Hardin Valley Road, “We had a lot of engineers and technical people involved that are parents, and they were putting forth a lot of help and a lot of information,” Waldrupe said. Held “in one of the old gyms at Tennessee Tech,” the LEGO robots “actually compete. They have two-and-a-half minutes to do a certain number of assignments,” Waldrupe in his third year at FMS, said. “The team has to get togeth-

er in front of a group of judges and talk about the programming, another group of judges to talk about the actual robot design, the problems that they had and how they determined what to do.” The programming involves “telling the motor to turn so many times for so long, and how much power’s necessary,” Waldrupe said. “And it has to go get an item on the table and take it to another spot on the table.” Under the theme of “Natural Disasters,” the roughly 6-inch-tall, 10-inch long, 8-inch wide robot, “has to go to a certain spot on the table and perform a function,” Waldrupe added. “One of the functions was knock a limb off a tree. Another one was actually to pick up [tiny toy] pets. … and take

them some place. [FMS team] would have to program using the robot’s language to do that.” Though parents and teachers guided the students’ efforts in preparation for such competitions, “The kids did a fair amount on their own in this problem solving,” Waldrupe said. The students “did almost all the [robot] building.” FMS Android earned its way to Cookeville, based on total points earned, during a regional LEGO League championship at Hardin Valley Academy Nov. 16. “We won the Gracious Professionalism award,” Waldrupe said. Teams were formed and preparation started “back in August and September,” Waldrupe said.

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without Saint John Neumann and God’s spirit, we wouldn’t be able to do this at all because most of the things given are from Saint John Neumann,” Soete said. “It’s beyond saying thanks,” she added. “There’s no other way to express how grateful we are. They’re awesome.” She recounted one story of a man who came to her door the week of Dec. 9. He was a single parent with five children who just lost his job and expressed his gratitude for the assistance.

As for Wolfe, “Cara has demonstrated her leadership and commitment to community service through many groups, and volun-

teer organizations,” John Meade, representing Optimist Club of Knoxville, said during the ceremony. “She gives her time to Volunteer Ministry Center, Operation Backyard, Empty Stocking Fund, Fantasy of Trees, and Tom’s Foundation at Crescent Bend on Derby Day.” Wolfe

“He was so overwhelmed,” she said. That man was only one individual who has sought help from the church. “People call,” Soete said. “They ask, ‘Do you have pants or clothing? We put them on the Angel Tree.” To help the families with the most need, she explained the church has an Angel Tree program, which includes names of those families in a crisis. The family may have someone out of work or sick. “We’re trying to make ourselves aware of who are the most needy,” Soete said. “We use the angel tree,

and what we don’t get [in donations], we buy. “We had some people from our church who donated money,” she noted. Soete or a church member will walk around the donated items with the family member, usually the mother, and help that person choose what the family needs. And, the church has a mercy fund for helping people in the most need, said Soete, who belongs to Sisters of Mercy. The organization is made up of Catholic women of faith who commit their lives to God and serving those in need.

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“Every day, there’s a new challenge presented,” Farragut native Chelsea DeLay, 24, said about her field studies in Dakar, Senegal, in Africa. Dakar is a city on the Cape Vert peninsula with a population of about 2.5 million. “I am doing my master’s research in soil science, specifically soil microbiology,” she said. “We are looking at an agriculture system over there, instead of using conventional agriculture. “We are researching a more stable method using these native shrubs that are found all over the countryside,” DeLay added. “When they are planted next to crops, specifically millet, they really help the crop productivity and yields. “So, we are just taking soil, plant and root samples and doing studies to see why that happens,” she said. DeLay noted the research is a big National Science Foundation project, on which several schools are participating: The Ohio State University, a couple other schools in Ohio and University of California, Merced. She noted she has an opportunity to work with French and Senegalese researchers as well. “It’s fun; it’s interesting, the communications,” Delay said and laughed. “I really like it over there. I’ve got a good group of friends.” DeLay, the daughter of Nita and Michael Smothers of Farragut, attends OSU, where she is seeking her master’s degree and received a full scholarship. She is a 2007 Farragut High School graduate, and she earned her bachelor’s degree with honors from The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. She has a brother, Nathan DeLay, 29, and two sisters,

Lindsay DeLay, 31, and Brookie Smothers, 15. Her mother said she was happy for her daughter. “When she said Africa, I thought, ‘Oh, please, don’t let it be a village,’ but she’s in a nice city in one of the nicer parts on the continent,” Nita Smothers said. “I’m so proud of her,” Smothers added. “Not only did she graduate at the top of her class at UT, she was in a sorority, Phi Delta Gamma, for two years, she has a boyfriend, she works part-time and she still keeps her studies up. She just used her time wisely.” DeLay recently returned from Senegal for a break. “It’s really nice to be back,” she noted. “I’m glad she’s home,” Smothers said. DeLay left for Africa May 31, and spent six-and-a-half months there. She will return to Africa Jan. 8, and stay in Senegal until June 26. While she is just trying to get her master’s degree right now, DeLay said the research work was originally meant for a PhD student. “I took over this girl’s project. She went over there and actually hated it,” she said. “So, there’s enough research to get a PhD, but I’m still deciding. It’s not just the research, it’s a lot more to it.” Delay said she would like to stay in agriculture field and thinks she would like to work for the U.S. government, possibly U.S. Department of Agriculture or Environmental Protection Agency. This is not DeLay’s first time abroad. She studied in Australia her junior her at UT and she had been to Guatemala. DeLay said the trip to Africa taught her to roll with the punches and to adjust. She also learned some French and Wolof, a traditional language, and to collaborate with scientists.

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business briefs • Y-12 Federal Credit Union employee Dustin Brackins has been recognized as Employee of the Year at a dinner Tuesday, Jan. 21. Dustin was nominated in December 2013 for his selfless act of rescuing a woman trapped in her car. Dustin was driving home with his family and noticed a car overturned on the roadside. He was able to help the woman to safety before her car caught fire. Dustin said he was thankful to be in the right place at the right time and expressed that anyone would have done the same thing. • Richard Brand has been appointed the new director of financial aid for King University. • Lori Myers, RN, MSN, has been promoted to Director of Surgery at Parkwest Medical Center, the hospital announced. In this new role, she will be responsible for leadi n g Parkwest’s award-winn i n g Surgical Services Division, which performs more than 14,000 total proceMyers dures annually, representing $100 million in total revenue across all service lines. In addition to directing all administrative and management activities for the division, she will provide clinical operational direction for the Gastrointestinal Lab, Childbirth Center, Inpatient Therapy Services and Infusion Services Center. Myers has served in various clinical leadership roles with ever-increasing complexity and scope across Covenant Health within multiple of clinical service areas. • Small Loan Lending Blitz from the Tennessee District Small Business Administration will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, at the TSBDC that is located at 17 Market Square, No. 201. To register, visit or call 865-246-2663. • A Friends of ORNL Luncheon Lecture will take place beginning at 11 a.m., Tuesday Feb. 11, at UT Resource Center in Oak Ridge. Omer C. Onar will speak. • D.J. Jenkinson recently was named by Premier Surgical Associates as office manager of the group’s Parkwest location. • Evelyn Albright and TIS Insurance Services, Inc. have once again earned the Safeco Insurance Award of Excellence, an honor recognizing superior underwriting skill that is only achieved by a select group of agents across the country who sell Safeco Insurance. To submit information for Biz Beat or Business Briefs, e-mail

Cupcake shop now Buttermilk Sky Pie Laytons change store concept at Parkside


While the store at 11525 Parkside Drive in Farragut changed concepts, it has the same owners. Scott Layton and his wife, Meredith, owned The Cup, a cupcake bakery at the address, before recently changing the store into Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, Scott Layton said. The Laytons’ Buttermilk Sky Pie along Parkside Drive — also owning a Bearden location — opened Thursday, Dec. 19, Scott Layton said. “Basically it’s a pie shop,” he said. “And what we sell is we have pies of 9-inch and 4-inch sizes, and right now we have six flavors every day. And we have biscuits that you can order also in the morning. Everything is made from scratch in our kitchens.” The six flavors the pie shop offers every day include four evergreen options and two seasonal ones, he said. The four options always at the shop are granny’s apple, Southern buttermilk, nanny’s pecan and chocolate meringue, he said. As of a Friday, Dec. 27 interview, the seasonal options were coconut cream pie and I-40 pie. He said those were the winter flavors, and he expected the

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The Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop along Parkside Drive opened Thursday, Dec. 19. Owners Scott Layton and his wife, Meredith, hold pies from the location.

next switch of the seasonal options to occur in March. Scott Layton described I-40 pie. “Basically it’s like a pecan pie with coconut and chocolate chips added,” he said. “... It’s kind of our twist on the derby pie.” Where did the name of the I-40 pie come from? The Laytons were talking about names while driving along the Interstate during the Thanksgiving holiday last fall,

Scott Layton said. At one point, he said to his wife, “‘We’re on I-40 right now talking about it, so why don’t we just call it the I-40 pie?’” The pie shop also offers homemade jams plus different kinds of butter and ice cream, he said. He talked about what went into the decision to change the Parkside Drive location from The Cup to Buttermilk Sky Pie. “We just felt that, well No. 1,

the demand that we saw in Knoxville warranted changing it over to the new concept,” he said, “and we just felt like it was a better fit.” The Cup was open in Turkey Creek for three years before the change, Scott Layton said. The husband-and-wife duo still own a Cup location in Bearden, which has existed for six years now, he said.

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Farragut-based NeighborMaker Events LLC moved from Texas to Farragut in August 2012. Stephanie Erb, owner of NeighborMaker, called it an event planning business and “event marketing business for nonprofits, business owners and communities where the focus is on driving interest to your organization.” “The focus of my business is to drive attention and to spotlight the organization that I’m working for,” Erb added. “So if the organization has

something new to celebrate, if your organization wants to revive interest in their organization, I provide creative ways of generating an interest in the community to get people to take notice in a fun, family way.” The business has sponsored three Farragut Business Alliance events: the Art in the Park children’s portion, Red, White & Blues and Taste of Farragut, she said. “My business focuses on the experience and visibility for the nonprofit, community or business that I’m working for. I think we have different goals,” Erb added.

Just because the holiday season has come and gone doesn't mean that businesses can't still reach consumers with their deals and events via the Shop Farragut mobile app and DealMails. The Farragut Business Alliance, in partnership with the Town of Farragut, offers the Shop Farragut program to promote Farragut's businesses and to give consumers even more reasons to shop here. Allison Several h u n d r e d Sousa s u b - By Business, s c r i b e r s For Business were added i n December, so for businesses looking for an economical (as in "FREE!") way to put deals directly into the hands of 2,400+ consumers, Shop Farragut is it! It's easy, too. Businesses simply need to email with the specifics of their deals (explanation of the offer, expiration date and terms) or, just send us an ad they're using someplace else and we'll

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To determine just how effective the Farragut Lady Admirals’ defense was against rival Bearden last Friday at BHS, listen to Lady Bulldogs’ starting forward Chanler Geer. “I give Farragut’s defense a lot of credit, they were a lot more scrappy this time than the first time we played them,” Geer, who scored 12 points before fouling out late in the fourth quarter, said about Farragut’s 55-51 victory Jan. 31. The comparison was with a 42-41 Farragut home win Dec. 10. Building a 10-point second period lead and ending with balanced s c o r i n g Lady Admirals 55 while get- Lady Bulldogs 51 ting big lifts off the bench, FHS improved to 22-2 overall. The Lady Admirals entered the week tied with Maryville for the District 4-AAA lead, each 11-1, with games remaining last Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 3-4 (after deadline). Farragut’s defense held Bearden (19-5, 8-4 after the game) without a field goal for more than eight minutes at one stretch. “We learned this summer we’ve got to play more physical and

more tough,” FHS head coach Jason Mayfield said. “We play so well [using] good help defense. Our post players rotate so well, and that helps so much.” “Definitely our defense. We came out and knew who we had to guard,” FHS senior post Madyson Newby said after scoring six points. “And we boxed out well.” While Bearden senior wing Erin Walsh led all scorers with 21 points, Madison Maples, FHS senior wing, led her team with 13. Rebecca Jameson scored 12 for Farragut followed by Maegan Hudson, sophomore guard, with 11. Mayfield said Hudson “was huge” with a pair of second quarter threepoint baskets, adding his bench “came up Bulldogs 64 huge … Admirals 52 Kristen Freeman played well coming in [six points].” As for his starters, “Becca was a warrior the whole time,” Mayfield said about his senior post. Meanwhile, Bearden’s boys pulled away from a 22-19 halftime lead to build a 45-28 edge after three periods before winning easily 64-52. Twelve of BHS senior guard Jack Graham’s game-high 25 points came in the third quarter. Austin Duncan added 14 and Jason Smith 12 for Bearden (16-7,

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As Bearden guard Erin Walsh tries to drive to the basket, she meets up with Farragut post Rebecca Jameson. In back looking for a pass is Lady Bulldog Chanler Geer (23), while Lady Admiral Madison Maples, far right, reacts to Walsh.

9-3 after the win). Farragut fell to 9-14, 6-6. Shooting 6-of-8 from the field and 12-of-14 from the line, Graham has transformed from “the fourth leading scorer” last year at BHS to the main man this season. “It is a bit of a new role … last

year I was more of a spot-up shooter,” he added. “This year I’ve really had to work on being able to get to the hole a little bit better.” Chris Cool, FHS head coach, said his offense “was chaos all night long,” pointing out that his guards failed to “settle down and

run our stuff.” About his most valuable post player and leading scorer Friday, “I don’t think Billy Williams touched the ball three times in the first half. … It was just craziness,” Cool added about Williams, who scored 15.

Hardin Valley teams victorious over West Rebels 75-59, 67-43 ■

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. Hardin Valley Academy’s basketball teams were victorious on Senior Night. The Lady Hawks notched a 75-59 win over West High School. HVA’s boys downed the Rebels 67-43 Friday night, Jan. 31. It was the first times the squads had been Hawks 67 on the floor since Rebels 43 s n o w blanketed Knox County Tuesday, Jan. 28. The Lady Hawks nabbed a District 4-AAA victory but it didn’t come easily. The Lady Rebels (120 overall, 0-12 in the district) darted to a fast start and closed the first quarter with an 8-0 run to open a 16-8 advantage. Hardin Valley (11-11, 5-7) continued to struggle early in the second stanza and found itself behind 25-12 midway through the frame when the Lady Rebels’ Brianna Tate hit a pair of free throws with 4 minutes, 40 seconds remaining in the first half. The Lady Hawks would eventually answer a late wake-up call. head coach Jennifer Galloway employed a full-court pressure defense that forced the Lady Rebels into several turnovers that HVA was able to convert into transition baskets.

That coupled with an offensive spark from freshman forward Beka Hampton enabled the home team to claw its way back into the game. Hampton scored all eight of her points in the second frame and the Lady Hawks pulled to within 33-28 by halftime. “I think our kids played hard but we haven’t practiced since we’ve had the snow,” Galloway said. “Our kids played hard but it just took us awhile to find our groove.” Better late than never. The Lady Hawks opened the second half with a vengeance. Hardin Valley stormed out and promptly opened the third quarter with a flourish. The Lady Hawks used an 8-2 surge early in the frame to seize control of the contest. HVA finally went ahead for good when Lacy Cantrell’s threepoint play gave it a 36-35 lead with 5:25 left in the period. By the end of the frame, the Lady Hawks had taken a 52-44 lead. They then scored the first 10 points of the fourth quarter and Katie Smartt, the Lady Hawks’ senior guard, went on a tear. She scored 10 of her 18 points over the final eight minutes and helped the Lady Hawks pull away. “This was a big confidence booster for us,” Smartt said. “We’ll probably see them again in the district tournament.

“When we play as a team, we can play with anybody in our district.” Brooklyn Battle also scored 18 points while Cantrell and Brie Carter scored 14 each. The HVA boys were able to avenge one of their early district losses. Like the girls, the Hawks didn’t practice due to inclement weather Lady Hawks 75 and head c o a c h Lady Rebels 59 K e i t h Galloway said that was evident early. “I was really proud of our guys for their effort after we didn’t play particularly well in the first half,” Galloway said. “In the third quar-

ter, we went on a run.” The Hawks (15-7, 9-3) might have struggled but they did enough to open a modest 28-23 lead by halftime. After the break, the Hawks blew things open with a 27-12 run in the third quarter and that all but put the Rebels (5-17, 3-9) away. Senior forward Zak Carter scored 13 of his game-high 20 points in the second half and was one of three Hawks to post double figures in the scoring column. Blaine Shockley added 15 points and senior Dyonte Bizzle-Brown finished with 10 for Hardin Valley. “It was Senior Night and we needed this win,” Shockley, a junior wing player, said. “It was important.

“But what was more important, was the chance to play with these seniors at home one more time.” Carter, who buried a 3-point shot as time expired in the third quarter to give the Hawks a 55-35 lead, said Hardin Valley couldn’t have written a better script for Senior Night. “We haven’t practiced but we got together as a team with no coaches (Thursday, Jan. 30) and we talked about how we let one get away from us at their place,” he said. “We wanted to come out and prove that they weren’t going to beat us at our place and you couldn’t have scripted this any better.”

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Country Living off Everett Road in Farragut (865) 300-9660 or

Angela Ezell

Brandi Matson

Dan Evans

David Collins

Diane Hawkins

Phone (865) 679-6153

Phone (865) 712-7689

Phone (865) 621-4802

Phone (865) 310-0427

Phone (865) 803-2558

Grace Duong

Jeff Grebe

Susannah Dunn

Debbie Ishak

Julia Millsaps

Phone (865) 310-4943

Phone (865) 719-3624

Phone (865) 640-5258

Phone (865) 454-2027

Phone (865) 296-4186

KINGS GATE - 308 PETERSON RD - This house built in the 70's has been lovingly cared for. Laminate wood flooring, extensive use of wainscoting, 2'' wood blinds, many ceilings fans. Second living area downstairs. Huge deck surrounds a 22' above ground pool. A separate (heated and cooled) garage w/workshop connected by decking. Can accommodate 4 vehicles plus potential for 2 more. A Rare Find. MLS 863317 $211,000

John Sadler (865) 804-2294 •


Demand for quality rental property is extremely high! Call Dan to learn how we can help you get your property rented.

Kim & Bobby Sanford (865) 216-9888 Kim’s cell: (865) 604-3681

6 ELEVEN ESTATES DRIVE - Lenoir City - Condo perfect for first time home buyer or investor. This ready to move into unit is a one level unit located on ground level. Freshly painted & all carpet cleaned. Walk-in shower in master bath is handicap accessible. Extra storage, large patio, & private backyard. Only 15 minutes to Turkey Creek, downtown Lenoir City, or Lenoir City Park. Washer/dryer and refrigerator stay. Seller providing one year home warranty.MLS 873633 $77,900

4422 Beaus Bend Rd 4 BR, 3 BA, 2,929 SF MLS 872735

$285,000 ➤

Jan Moore

908 WILLOW CREEK CIRCLE - SELLER WILL CONSIDER LEASE - PURCHASE - Great home with NEW Pergo flooring & ceramic tile. 4 BRs & bonus downstairs. LR boasts cathedral ceilings, a fireplace w/gas logs & lots of windows making it bright & airy. Downstairs family/ rec room bonus room and 1/2 bath. Great neighborhood with sidewalks, street lights. Maryville School. MLS 849313 $179,000





1218 Great Oaks Way

10801 Modesto Lane

(865) 474-7100

Phone (865) 318-1565

“Invite Us In, We’ll Get RESULTS” 96 Point Marketing Plan includes: Professional Photography, Individual Property Website Showcase Listing

5 BR, 4.5 BA, 4,481 SF MLS 863901

4 BR, 3 BA, 2,803 SF MLS 868432



Jacqueline Burg



Bus: 865-474-7100 • Cell: 865-257-1624 Exceeding your Expectations with Dedication & Personal Service

Equal Housing Opportunity Statement: All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Tennessee Human Rights Act, which make it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.”


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