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Kindergarten Tennova honors heritage days to be lengthened ■

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Adding 105 minutes to kindergarten days in all Knox County Schools, beginning in the 2012-13 school year, has been sold as vital toward improving children’s skills, notably literacy, while being “cost neutral.” All KCS kindergartens will be on the same schedule as first- through fifthgrades, with full days running from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Julia Craze, outgoing Farragut Primary School principal, had roughly 340 kindergarten students in 17 classes last year. “Children these days are different these days than children were even ten years ago,” Craze said. “They come with more knowledge. More of them have had pre-school experience. They’re exposed to more technology. “It gives the teachers an opportunity to do more in-depth instruction,” she added. “Now, there’s a lot to pack into a day … physical education or art or music. And then 30 minutes of lunch.” Upon arriving at day care after 1 p.m., Craze said “some of them are picked up at 6 o’clock and they never stop. ... The majority, they don’t wear out. They’re amazing.” “People move into the area and wonder why we dismiss at 1 o’clock,” Craze added. Karen Carson, District 5 Knox County Board of Education representative (Farragut area), voted in favor of the extended time. “What we’re finding is that here was a certain percentage where we then extended the day, I think it was 25 percent, for intervention because they were that far behind,” she said. Of the remaining 75 percent, “More than half of those were going to afterschool care” at the school, Carson said. Moreover, extended time would become a reality “without any real, measurable increase in dollars because the teachers are still on contract for that time.” Carson did point to “follow-up research” studying the effects of increased kindergarten days and concluding “‘Well, maybe the impact wasn’t as strong as we thought.’ I didn’t see anything that said it was negative.” Based on “the feedback that I got,” Carson said most parents of kindergartenage children in her district were “predominantly positive” to increased time. Dr. Jim McIntyre, KCS superintendent, said the decision “really emanated from our schools,” adding that Hardin Valley Elementary had a couple of kindergarten teachers “come to the school board meeting a few weeks back to say, ‘We’re so glad that you’re doing this because this is something we have been talking with our principal [Tod Evans] … we need more time with our kids,’” he said. “We’re leaving almost 300 instructional school hours on the table each year for every kindergarten student,” McIntyre added. McIntyre pointed out one negative perSee KINDERGARTEN on Page 6A

Final land use meeting June 26 ■

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Turkey Creek Medical Center chaplain Brad Hood celebrates the installation of two stained glass windows in the east and west lobbies of the Parkside Drive hospital. The windows — originally installed at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital in July 1962 — were placed in Turkey Creek Medical Center Saturday, June 2. Hood said the stained glass windows, which depict Jesus with Mary and Martha and Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, were important connections to Tennova’s spiritual heritage through both the Baptist and Mercy hospital systems. “I remember how the light would come into that Chapel at Baptist through these windows, and I remember how that made me feel. Then, all of a sudden last week, here they were. I still catch myself looking at them like a favorite old quilt from a grandmother,” Hood said. The displays were installed by studio furniture maker Scott DeWaard, and made possible through a contribution from Mercy Foundation to maintain the history and heritage of Baptist Health System. Turkey Creek’s windows originally were dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Wallace and Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Wallace, given by Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bradley and Mr. and Mrs. John Wallace.

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Farragut will hold its next — and likely last — public meeting for the Town’s comprehensive land use plan at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 26. “It’s going to be an open house, so it’ll probably be more of a Q-and-A and a walk around. We’ll probably have a lot of visuals set up and allow some more personal interaction with Winston [Associates],” said assistant Town administrator Gary Palmer. The meeting will be set up as an open house, with a brief presentation beginning at 7 p.m. Winston Associates, the Town’s consultant to construct the plan, will present a summary of input from previous public meetings and focus groups. Those meetings covered topics as varied as historic preservation, land use, a Town center or downtown district and aging shopping centers. “Winston is going to highlight what they took back and analyzed and digested about what we did May 8,” at the previous focus groups and public meeting, Palmer said. They’ll set forth ideas they’ve come up with following citizen feedback. “I think it will be talking more but also getting people’s direct input ... I get the sense it will be more of a relaxed atmosphere,” he added. During the meeting, Winston Associates will use three-dimensional renderings of various concepts and will allow event attendees to provide feedback on those concepts, as well as other questions, using See LAND USE on Page 6A

Northshore/Choto roundabout planned ■

HEATHER BECK hbeck@farragutpress.com

Knox County is planning to make a change to the Northshore Drive and Choto Road intersection by installing a roundabout. “The roundabout is going to be safer; it’s going to operate better from an efficiency standpoint with less delay both now and 10 years out,” said Knox County engineering spokesman Jim Snowden. The intersection already has seen changes this year as development at The Markets at Choto has gone underway, including lowering the grade of Northshore, widening the road and installing turn lanes. Snowden said the roundabout would be similar to that at Northshore and Concord Road — a single lane roundabout — with a price tag of about $500,000. “There were about 40 people who attended last night,” Snowden said of a public meeting held at Farragut Town Hall

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June 4, “and they were all in favor of the proposal as presented. Everybody had really good comments and they feel like we’re addressing the right issues and are going to make the intersection safer.” According to Snowden, a roundabout was the best of multiple options, including converting the intersection to a four-way

stop or installing a traffic signal. “From a safety and capacity standpoint, everything pointed to the roundabout being the better solution,” Snowden said. John Huber’s Markets at Choto project would have required the intersection to See CHOTO on Page 6A

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deathnotices • BEETS, Howard Eugene “Kikie” – age 70, of Loudon, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Parkwest Medical Center. He was a member of Second United Methodist Church. He retired from the Knoxville Fire Department with 25 years of service. Kikie was a veteran of the US Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Christine Beets; brother, Bill Beets. Kikie is survived by his wife of 52 years, Charlotte West Beets; daughter, Cyndi (Donald) Todd, of Westchester County, New York, and son, Christopher Eugene Beets; sister, Delores (Joe) Miles; sisters-inlaw, Carolyn Jo Harris and Cathy Dake; mother-in-law, Anna Ruth West; several nieces and nephews. The family will received friends on Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and a service followed with Rev. M.C. Taylor officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Second United Methodist Church, 1524 Western Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.rosemortuary.com • HOUGH, Moyers Dale passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s on Saturday, June 9th at the age of 69. Dale was born on January 13, 1943 in Lakeland, FL. He was perhaps best known as a coach and mentor for young athletes, coaching many years in Little League baseball and assisting with high school athletics. He was referred to by many as just ‘Coach Hough’. In 1986, Dale and his family moved from Orlando to Franklin, NC where he resided until 2004. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Dale and his wife, Linda moved to Knoxville, TN where he resided until he went home to be with the Lord. Dale was a hard worker, loved people and loved to make people laugh. He was preceded in death by his parents, Moyers McGregor Hough and Lima Belle Hough-Shaw. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 49 years, Linda A. Hough of Knoxville; son, Douglas R. Hough of York, S.C. and granddaughter Alyssa Hough, son, Dennis E. Hough, wife Betty, and grandson, Alex Wilson all of Knoxville, TN; sister, Linda Boyd and

policereports husband, Jim of Tavares, FL.; father and mother-in-law, Bob & Betty Walden of Orlando, FL; sister-in-law, Marcia Meyer of Orlando, FL; nephew, Brett Johnston, wife Stacey, and their children, Tyler and Connor of Clermont, FL, nephew, Ron Parkhurst of Chattanooga, TN, niece, Shelley Baggley of Tallahassee, FL and several great nieces as well as other extended family and friends. Receiving of family and friends will be on Wednesday, June 13th from 7 to 8:00pm at the Click Funeral Home in Farragut, with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 8 p.m. with Pastor George Clark officiating. Interment will be in Portville, NY. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the ‘Coach Dale Hough Scholarship’ fund. Donations can be sent c/o Coach Dale Hough Scholarship, 1919 Cedardale Lane, Knoxville, TN 37932. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Hough Family. • MADSON, Juanita Waye, passed away on May 30, 2012, in Loudon. Juanita was born to Arthur and Mabel Jarvis on March 6, 1928, in Holton, Maine. Juanita graduated from high school in Canterbury, New Brunswick, Canada, after which she moved to Portland, Maine, where she attended business college and met her future husband, Roger. She later received a degree in nursing from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas. Juanita worked as an registered nurse as she and Roger moved about the country until Roger’s retirement from the U.S. Coast Guard. She enjoyed travel, which she and Roger were able to do together with her sister, Audrey, and brother-in-law, Fred. Juanita and Roger moved to Tellico Village from Metairie, La., in 1994. They became members of Faith Lutheran Church in 1995. After retiring from active nursing, she enjoyed working as a volunteer at the local hospital. She was a loving wife and mother and is survived by her husband, Roger, who she married in December 1956; her son, Roger, Jr. and wife, Linda; son, Mark; son, Eric and wife, Robin; two grandchildren; sister, Linda. A Celebration of Life was Sunday, June 3, 2012, at the lake campus of Faith Lutheran Church, Tellico Village, with the Rev.

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Dr. Robert Stelter officiating. In lieu of flowers, it is requested memorials be designated to: “Creating Holy Space” fund, Faith Lutheran Church, 239 Jamestown Blvd., Farragut, TN 37934 or to Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc., 2270 Sutherland Ave. Suite 202, Knoxville, TN 37919. Click Funeral Home and Cremations, Tellico Village Chapel, 145 Choto Center, served the Madson family. www.clickfuneralhome.com • MARKS, Louis Willard Jr., age 91 of Knoxville formerly of Chicago, Illinois, passed away June 4, 2012 at Parkwest Medical Center. He was a member of Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, Illinois and a World War Army Veteran. He was a retired chief financial officer. He is survived by nephews; Mark L. Kiser and Deaderick McCracken of Hallandale Beach, Florida. Family and friends will meet Thursday at Lynnhurst Cemetery at 10:00 am for graveside and interment service, with Rev. Mark D. Lampley officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.rosemortuary.com. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel in charge of arrangements • MILLER, Tammy Lynn, age 47 of Knoxville, TN joined our Heavenly Father on June 5, 2012. Tammy was born in Linthicum, MD on October 14, 1964. She was 1982 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. Some of her favorite past times were reading, swimming and 1980’s music. Tammy filled the roles of Beloved Daughter, Sister and Loving Mother. She had a wonderful smile that lit up every room she walked through. Tammy was preceded in death by her father, Luther Clotfelter. She is survived by her mother, Glenda Ruf; step mother, Glenda Clotfelter; daughters, Christine Moretto, US NAVY of Camp LeJeune ,NC, Kelly Smith and husband Daniel; half sisters, Betty Anderson and husband Jim; Marcy Ledford and husband Dale; half brother, Scott Ruf and wife Sherri; one granddaughter Zoie Walton; many cousins, nephews and friends. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 pm. on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with a Celebration of Life to follow at 2 pm with Chaplain Tom Rayford officiating. Following the service, there will be a procession to Lakeview Cemetery in Lenoir City, TN for Graveside Services. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Miller

family. www.clickfuneralhome.com • NEWCOMB Jr., John Wesley, age 56, of Knoxville passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. John was preceded in death by his parents, John Wesley Newcomb Sr. and Betty Roberts Newcomb; niece, Melissa Patrick. He is survived by his wife, Anita Newcomb; sons, John Newcomb III and Josh Newcomb; brother, Barry Newcomb and wife, Tammy; sister, Linda Sizemore and husband, John; three nieces; two great-nieces; a great-nephew. Funeral service was Monday, June 4, at Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel with the Rev. Larry Young officiating. Graveside service was Monday at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery off John Sevier Highway. Click Funeral Home and Cremations, Middlebrook Chapel, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, served the Newcomb family. • SCHULTZ, Elizabeth “Beth” R., age 48, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012. Beth was an outgoing, kind hearted and happy person with a wonderful, contagious laugh. She will be truly missed by her parents, children, sisters, family and friends. Beth was a former make-up artist with Lancome. She was preceded in death by her mother, Josephine Holleran. Beth is survived by her three daughters, Alexandria Michelle Schultz, Stevi Lee Schultz and Josephine Maria Carballo; parents, Wallace and Judy Viles; sisters, Tami Michelle Campbell and hus-

band, James Campbell and Tina Lee Dove, husband, Steve Dove and daughter (Beth’s niece), Leah Nicole Roberts; step-brothers, Steven and Brian Paynter. A celebration of life was Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Elizabeth Schultz. www.clickfuneralhome.com • TRIMBLE, Henry Blair, Jr., a true gentleman, passed away on May 31, 2012 at the age of 79. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Blair Trimble, Sr.; his brother Charles, and his cousin William Scott Trimble. Blair is survived by his wife and dearest friend of 55 years, Rosemary Morris Trimble. They were married in St. John’s, Newfoundland on October 5, 1957. Blair is lovingly remembered by his brother-in-law Sidney H. Morris of St. John’s, Newfoundland; his nieces and nephews; cousins in Atlanta, GA; Nashville, TN; Marshall, TX; friends and business associates too numerous to mention. His honesty and integrity will remain unsurpassed for many years. Blair was born in Nashville, Tennessee on July 27, 1932. He graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy in 1950 and earned a Civil Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University in 1954. In 1955 he joined the Army Corps of Engineers and served as 1st Lieutenant. In 1957 he and two

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corrections: • In the June 7 issue, the parents of Michael David Greene Memorial Scholarship winner Heather Buchanan, a Farragut High School student, were misidentified. Heather’s parents are Kevin and Debbie Buchanan. We regret the error. • A sports section photograph from June 7 issue of farragutpress incorrectly identified a coach in CBFO Softball’s 4-7 League. Pictured was Red Sox head coach Mike Pitts. We regret the error.

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Two Farragut citizens informed Farragut’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen about issues in their subdivisions, streets and the Town in general Thursday evening, May 24, during the Board meeting’s “Citizen’s Forum” comment time. Mul Wyman took issue with traffic along Grigsby Chapel Road, which he said was too heavy and too fast. “That section of Grigsby Chapel is at capacity,” Wyman — a Wyndham Hall resident — said, specifically referring to GCR between Campbell Station and Fretz roads. He presented TDOT data estimating Grigsby Chapel had an average weekday traffic count of 15,596 in 2011. “That’s more than I-75 in LaFollette” on a per lane basis, Wyman said. TDOT has estimated 28,000 vehicles a day travel that section of Interstate, which Wyman said would average out to 7,000 vehicles per lane. On Grigsby Chapel, which has two drive lanes, about 8,000 vehicles travel each lane per weekday. “No wonder those traffic calming islands are getting boogered up,” Alderman Bob Markli said. He asked the Board to classify Grigsby Chapel as a “major collector” street, which are supposed to carry “slow to moderate traffic speeds and volumes.” GCR from Campbell Station to Fretz currently is classified as a minor arterial, which accommodates higher traffic speeds and volumes. Road classifications reflect the reality of how streets are used. “It has become a de facto arterial. Everybody’s just got in the habit of cutting through,” Markli said. Wyman also asked the Board to reduce the speed limit on Grigsby Chapel from 40 to 35 miles per hour, and to post signs that warn motorists they’re entering a residential area and to slow down. Finally, he asked for an additional right turn lane at the GCR/CSR intersection to deal with Farragut Primary School morning traffic. “I know that’s a high dollar item,” he said. Bob Hill, a Belleaire resident, presented the Board with a laundry list of its recent discussions and work items with which he did — or did not — agree. “History is not created by sprinkling magic angel dust and

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presstalk • We strongly support the community center as defined in the recent strategic planning sessions. A true community center would provide a venue for community events, gatherings, the arts, and education. It should also anchor the beginning of a better downtown central business district with a mix of housing, shopping, and dining. Therefore, a location near Kingston Pike and Concord Road would be ideal. Such a taxpayer investment combined with reworking Kingston Pike to put utilities underground, widen sidewalks, and upgrade signage, landscaping, and lighting would stimulate replacement or redevelopment of vacant buildings by simply making the area attractive and convenient to the Community Center facility. Public investment in a new, well conceived community center and a pedestrian friendly, attractive section of Kingston Pike must be combined with progressive zoning changes to invite mixed-use development around the community center. These bold steps should attract investors to tear down abandoned, obsolete box stores to create downtown spaces that would have the look and feel of the Renaissance Center. Mixed-use development typically endures much longer than simple retail and adapts to changing needs. The pace of the private development will depend upon the economic conditions following the public investments and may require some patience. We strongly oppose investing public money to remodel an abandoned grocery store to create a Senior Center with limited capacity and function and falsely labeling it as the Community Center. A poorly conceived adaptive reuse of a low end retail building will likely further diminish the attractiveness of the downtown area. We support a comprehensive community center supporting our seniors and all other age groups in the town. • Using quick farmer’s math, $10M (~$8M park expansion and ~$2M community center as reported in this paper last week) and 20,000 Town of Farragut residents (rounded down from 2010 census of 20,676) equates to about $500 investment (expendi-

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presstalk@farragutpress.com ture/debt) per citizen, about $2,000 for a family of four. Now that is starting to look like “real money” in terms of capital expenditures, which also does not include future adjustments for inflation and the current challenges in the bond market! Point being is that there needs to be much more due diligence completed with these recreational initiatives prior to abandoning a fiscal conservative budgetary philosophy. This should be completed especially in terms of the size of our community’s budget and with the various public and private recreational assets located within minutes inside and/or near the town. • REALLY??? $8,000,000 for more park space??? First, we want to spend $750,000 for new “historic” lighting on Campbell Station Road, then we want to spend another $500,000 for “decorative” lighting on Concord Road, and now we want to spend $8,000,000 for more trails and tennis courts, and playgrounds, and more fields, and a pond (remind you that we are surrounded by one big pond), and Frisbee golf, but yet building or creating a Community Center for the people costs too much? Does Farragut have so much money they just don’t know what to do with it? We, the PEOPLE of Farragut, need a Community Center for the PEOPLE of Farragut, NOT more walking trails and playgrounds. Farragut already has five parks that I can name off the top of my head, Campbell Station, Bob Leonard, McFee, Anchor, and Concord. Is this not enough parks with walking trails and playgrounds? That $8,000,000 would go a great way to building a Community Center in this town, or better yet, making use of one of the four BIG EMPTY storefronts within a mile of each other that sit vacant as an eye sore along Kingston Pike. The old Kroger building is a perfect location and size for a community center for this town. Community centers or jumping recreation centers are public locations where members of a community tend to gather for group activities, social support, public information, and other

purposes. They may sometimes be open for the whole community or for a specialized group within the greater community. It is in the center of town and has space for everyone for their different activities. When did the people of Farragut get to vote on this — why does BOMA always get to decide when and where money in this town is spent? When do the people get a say for what WE want, and not the board? Editor’s Note: The parks along Northshore Drive are not in the town of Farragut. They are operated by Knox County. Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen meetings are open to the public; the Board meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month. • Thank you to the town of Farragut for giving equal shares of money to ALL the Knox County high schools where Farragut students are zoned for [sic]. Last week’s comments about giving a proportional amount to [Hardin Valley Academy] is ridiculous when it is a part of the town’s zoning. “Doesn’t seem fair” can be used in more ways than one! • I called last week regarding the big rig trucks and did not see the [presstalk] in today’s ’press, and I’m going to see if this one gets in next week’s paper. I personally traveled the Interstates 32 years back and forth to work and know from experience how these truck drivers operate. And there is nothing more scary [sic] than seeing one right on your bumper ... . Also, if a trucker rear-ends someone and causes a disability or kills someone, their CDL should be permanently revoked. And the company also should be sued and put out of business. Point made. • I’m calling about the community center. I believe we, instead of the community center where the Food City is, I believe we need a Home Depot or a Lowe’s. We really need a hardware store here in the town of Farragut. Thank you. • Yes, I am calling to offer my opinion. Many readers seem to question the goings-on at Town Hall and why our Town officials do the things they do. First were the handy dandy, print as you go, moneymaker ticket cameras.

Then there was the not-so-calm traffic calming islands. And most recently, the hysterical historical lighting. I think we ought to give our Town officials a break. Did you ever think that maybe they keep coming up with these harebrained schemes just to give us readers reasons to call into presstalk, or to give the fine journalists here at the paper topics to write about? Just a point to ponder. • In response to the trucker regarding he drove a truck for 25 years with no accidents, I’m sure you’re the only one. I worked for 32 years traveling the Interstate and from what I saw, I stayed out of the trucks’ way. They all drove too fast trying to get their products on time or to get that extra dollar if they’re early. Everyone knows they pay taxes to use the roads ... . Not sure where all the tax dollars are going, certainly not for maintaining the roads. And as for Walmart, I’m sure they could manage their conglomerate with smaller trucks and still be rich. Point made. • I want to make an impassioned plea to the people that have been dumping trash in my dumpster. I’m required by law to have a dumpster behind my store. It costs me $400 a month, plus with all the people that have been dumping in it, I’ve had to pay an extra $150 a week to have extra trips made to have it picked up. And it’s just driving me crazy. That’s another $600 and I’m just a small business owner. We’re not a corporation, we’re not a franchise, and I’ve talked to the police; I’ve talked to Farragut city hall and nobody seems to be able to stop it. And if I could just get people to realize how much money it costs me, maybe I could get them to take it to the dump. Thank you. • I really have to express my disappointment with Target for their decision to donate $120,000 in cash to promote the legalization of homosexual marriage. Both they and Home Depot have now decided it’s more important to be politically correct than remain neutral on social and religious issues. As for me, as long as these policies are in effect, I’ll be thinking twice before I contribute another dollar to either one of them. Maybe

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Bruce Giles is aboard a Farragut area humanitarian train of engineers, consulting firm executives and utility technicians — among many professions — that currently are focused on a tiny Guatemalan village. Giles, First Utility District general manager, is among a few dozen Knox ProCorps volunteers, which formed in October 2011, identifying and then looking to alleviate fresh water availability problems for the extremely poor. Giles presented an overview of the group’s work in the Ulpan Valley in Guatemala during FUD’s board meeting Tuesday, May 22. “The beauty of the project is we teach them how to operate the entire system,” Giles said. He and other First Utility employees — including Troy Wedekind, Gary Massey and Andy Jackson — laid three miles of water line, installed two water tanks, put 35 spigots in villages and homes and provided access to clean mountain spring water to more than 600 people. The group was in Guatemala April 28-May 5. The crew carried construction materials on their backs, dug pipelines by hand and installed everything using manual labor. “It’s just a smaller version of what we do here,” Giles told FUD’s board. With neither electricity nor sanitation in the village, “the mortality rate for children before the age of five is about 50 percent right now,” Giles said prior to the trip at a ProCorps meeting at Concord Yacht Club Thursday evening, March 29. “What we’re trying to do is

keep women from walking two or three hours. The way these villages are laid out, they can come to a central place and walk 200 yards as opposed to walking three hours down the side of a mountain,” Giles added. The new system sends water to a series of outdoor “threebasin sinks, and we try to situate one of those, centrally located between about eight to 10 homes” in the village, said Mark McKinney, an engineer with Cannon & Cannon, Inc. and ProCorps Leadership Team member with Giles and six others. In addition to personal costs of a six- to eight-day stay, Giles said the project’s cost is “about

$6,000.” According to Giles, those costs were paid by fundraising members, and construction supplies were brought in from a city in the Ulpan Valley region. Future ProCorps projects will have as much to do with alleviating similar water problems for East Tennessee’s and Appalachia’s poorest areas as it does internationally, McKinney told the gathering at Concord Yacht Club. Saying many East Tennessee wells are contaminated, McKinney added, “There’s parts of Appalachia you can drive into that don’t honestly look that much different” than the Ulpan Valley. About volunteering, “I guarantee that you’ll be changed in the process, and that you’ll change other people’s lives,” said McKinney — who along with wife, Katie, and their four children — are moving to the Semesche Valley for one year. McKinney will monitor the completed water system while rendering comprehensive care to the village. – Staff writer Heather Beck contributed to this story

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Deaths From page 2A partners founded Steel Service Company in Nashville, and in 1959 he opened a Knoxville office. Steel Service was sold in 1987 to Florida Steel, which later changed its name to Ameristeel. Brazil based Gerdau S. A. bought the company in 1994, and Gerdau Ameristeel became the 4th largest steel company in America. After his retirement in 2009, Blair served as Senior Advisor until his death. A civic leader throughout his life in Knoxville, Blair served a Chairman emeritus of the Knoxville Area Chamber of Partnership, past president of Cherokee Country Club, and the Vanderbilt Engineering Alumni Association. Past member of University of Tennessee Associates, board member Bijou Theatre, Knox County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Vanderbilt Alumni Association, Montgomery Bell Academy, and a member of Knoxville

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individual electronic keypads. Those answers will be shown onscreen immediately, albeit anonymously. “It’s kind of fun having it up on the screen. Everybody has that anticipation to see how things come out, and this is instant and collective,” Palmer said. This is likely to be the final public meeting during the land use plan drafting process, before Winston Associates returns to Farragut at the end of the year

Rotary Club and Club LeConte. He was actively involved in trade and business organizations as former president of Fusion Bonded Coaters Association; former board member of Sun Trust Bank, Tennessee’s Resource Valley, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, Tennessee State Branch of Associated General Contractors and Tennessee Road Builders Association. Blair was inducted into the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRS) Education and Research Hall of Fame in 2010. The receiving of friends will be held Monday, June 4, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. The service of interment is private. In lieu of flowers, Blair would appreciate a donation to: Boys & Girls Club of Knoxville, 220 Carrick St., Knoxville, TN 37924, www.bgctnv.org-or the charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

to begin the approval process. A land use plan is designed to help Farragut map how it wants land to develop and redevelop in the future. It’s not the same as zoning. “A land use plan gives us direction for future land use development. In my mind, it’s a quasi-legal document which the planning commission can use as a decision basis for development,” Palmer said. For more information about Farragut’s land use plan, or to share opinions online, visit www.farragut2025.com/

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formance statistic: “only 47 percent of our third-graders last year scored proficient or advanced on English, language, arts and reading TCAPs.” About being cost-neutral, “Our kindergarten teachers, after 1

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gain a traffic signal when his development was at 50 percent capacity, Snowden said. But because of high crash rates at the intersection, Knox County decided improvements couldn’t wait.

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o’clock, have done planning and they’ve done the kindergarten intervention,” McIntyre said. “It’s largely budget-neutral in terms of transportation.” Barbara Maier’s children include FPS kindergarten student Melena Maier and twin 2year-olds, Lukas and Leana. “I’m 100 percent in favor of

this just because I think they need an extended day. I think they’re ready for it,” she said. A longer day also provides “transportation convenience for the parents,” Maier said. “Everybody can ride the bus home together if you have older siblings.”

“The reason we stepped up the process a little quicker is because not knowing when his 50 percent might come about — that may be years from now in the economy we’re in,” Snowden said. “We didn’t feel we could necessarily wait for that; we felt there was enough of a safety con-

cern there the County needed to begin the process,” he added. Snowden said the project was fully funded in the budget Knox County Commission approved early this month, and he anticipated right-of-way acquisition to begin in late summer with construction perhaps starting next spring.

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Town House Interiors has recently relocated from Farragut to Turkey Creek, and owner Janice Moore said the move comes with the same personal service as always, but a few new furniture lines. “We wanted to move to a more vibrant shopping district that’s more like a neighborhood,” Moore said. Town House relocated from Patriot’s Corner shopping center to 11071 Parkside Drive in April. Town House offers services ranging from consulting help to designing and drawing plans, from reupholstery to custom window treatments to custom framing. The store also sells furniture, lighting, wall coverings, artwork and accessories. “We try to work as a team. I try to find out what people want their home to be and I help them get there,” Moore said of her relationship with customers. “We do everything a custom workroom can make, which is pretty much everything,” she added. According to Moore, customers will still see customized, personal attention, but might

notice a few new product lines. New furniture lines include an Amish-made line of wooden furniture as well as a line of recliners and chairs with ottomans from Norway. “We have added a beautiful line of tea towels and guest towels; we have lotions, hand care products, jewelry,” Moore said. Moore said Town House mostly deals with residential, light commercial and some commercial projects, in addition to renovations and remodeling. The store’s designers all have bachelor’s degrees in interior design and are licensed by the state. According to Moore, hiring professional designers can help prevent mistakes and save money. “If they buy a pre-drawn [house] plan, I can customize it just for them. We can move walls around on paper, change door swings, fix the kitchen design, fix the bathroom, and really customize it without wasting any money. “I always say paper is cheap, and we can fix it on paper first,” Moore said. “It’s really important to have everything all worked out ... I See TOWN on Page 9A

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Briefs From page 8A tion and human experience. • Fitness expert and Covenant Health representative Missy Kane, with Legacy Parks Foundation and Knoxville Parks and Recreation, kicked off “Get Out on Local Trails with Missy Kane” June 6, at Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center on Volunteer’s Landing. All “Get Out on Local Trails with Missy Kane” walks are free and open to the public. • Doctors Management has promoted Craig King to director of DM’s Power Buying Link. King has served as the Power Buying Link director of operations and contracts for the past seven years. King • Junior G o l f AcademyONE has opened two new locations in the Knoxville area to serve juniors throughout the region, including at Concord Park Par 3 golf course, 10909 Northshore Drive, and Beverly Park Par 3 golf course, 5311 Beverly Park Circle. • Living Light, The University of Tennessee Knoxville’s solar-powered house, is one of only 17 projects chosen to represent the nation’s landgrant universities this summer at Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall, to be held June 27 through July 1 and July 4 through 8 in Washington, D.C. • Randy Boyd, president and CEO of PetSafe, and his wife, Jenny, have donated $1 million to the Foundation of Pellissippi State Community

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FA R R A G U T HIGH SCHOOL

Grand Reunion Nell Lawhorn McKelvey and Mary Helen Cain Harkins, both graduates from Farragut High School Class of 1936, were the two biggest attractions among scores attending annual FHS Grand Reunion Saturday, May 5. Hugs, laughter and lively conversation filled Virtue Cumberland Presbyterian Church’s Family Life Center off Virtue Road, as this year’s Grand Reunion moved from its traditional home in FHS Commons. Horace Hamilton, Class of 1945, with Shirley Spraker Moehring, Class of 1952, center, and Anne Shipley, Class of 1946

Oscar David Hobbs, left, with Class of 1943 graduates Earl Graham, center, and George Hamilton

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From left, Alfred McFee, Class of 1949; Doris Woods Owens, Class of 1943; Charlie Owens; Ginger Benson Fox, Class of 1953, and Joe Waldrop, Class of 1953

Jerry Hall, Class of 1958, and Roberta Harvey Jones, Class of 1941

Ben Boring, Class of 1946, left, and Alex Marion, Class of 1948

➤ ➤ Class of 1936 graduates Nell Lawhorn McKelvey, left, and Mary Helen Cain Harkins

Horace Hamilton, Class of 1945, with Mary Helen Cain Harkins, Class of 1936

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From the Class of 1954 are Kyle Stooksbury, left, and Max Cruse

Bob Watt, Class of 1955, left, and Jack Bondurant, Class of 1957

Tom Hatmaker, Class of 1954, and Judy Newberry Watt, Class of 1957

➤ Bettye Babb Humbert, Class of 1947, left, and Patsy Ward Tilley, Class of 1953


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playbook Michael Williams, Kentucky senior catcher (FHS 2008), was taken in Major League Baseball Draft's 30th round (932nd pick) by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Town’s Nitty Gritty finish

A.J. Simcox, former Farragut High School shortstop (FHS 2012), was chosen in 32nd round of Major League Baseball Draft (978th overall pick) by the Colorado Rockies. Holding on to a perfect record entering the final week in town of Farragut Men's Softball League, East TN Foundation/Oskies was on top in Silver division at 6-0, followed by Sparks (4-2), Ice Cold Pitchers (42), Lakewood Land Company (4-2), The Cove (3-3) and Rookies (3-3). Midfielders earning Class AAA boys soccer All-state honors from District 4-AAA are Connor Martens of Farragut, Andrew Fulcher of Bearden and Tim Baker of Knoxville Catholic, all from Class of 2012. Honored as Class AAA boys soccer Allstate defenders from District 4-AAA and District 3-AAA are Tyler Rhone of Farragut, Trent Stethen of Hardin Valley Academy and James Ferguson of Bearden, all from Class of 2012. CBFO Softball 11-12 League Indians finished regular season play on top with a 14-1 record, followed by the Padres at 13-2 and Braves at 8-7. CBFO Softball 8-10 League Cardinals captured regular season honors in East division with a 10-3 record, followed by Rays at 8-5 and Angels at 7-6. Undefeated as West division champs in CBFO Softball 8-10 League, the Mets finished 13-0 followed by the Astros at 10-3. Nearing the end of regular season play in town of Farragut Men's Softball League, Griffin Insurance/Macks Auto Glass leads Blue division with a perfect 6-0 record, followed by Smoky Mountain Brewery (5-1), Alumni Hall (4-2), Coffman Enterprises (3-3) and Alcoa (3-3).

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(Above) Nitty Gritty batter Brittany James doesn’t hit the ball far, but manages to reach base against Ed Financial. (Right) NG pitcher Trey Crabtree fires plateward during the title game.

Moose’s Softball Co-ed League team goes 4-0 to win tourney

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Nitty Gritty co-ed softball has come a long way in seven seasons. For that matter, this town of Farragut Co-ed Softball League team came a long way during the league’s season-ending tournament. With a 4-2-1 record season record, “Overall we were a No. 5 seed, and on our side of the tournament bracket we were a No. 3

seed,” said Wayne Moose, whose Nitty Gritty team went 4-0 and captured the tourney title Thursday night, June 7. Scoring 14 runs during its first two at-bats, Nitty Gritty — defending spring tournament champs — beat Ed Financial 2615 in the championship game on Mayor Bob Leonard Park’s Lower Field. “I knew we could do it,” said Moose, whose team earned a spot in the championship game with a 14-11 victory against

Shake N Bake on MBL’s Upper Field earlier that evening. “We’ve got the best defense out here,” Moose added. “If we hit the ball we’ll beat anybody.” Nitty Gritty opened tourney play with a victory against Al’s Home Improvement May 31, then beat TPS3, LLC in Thursday evening’s quarterfinal round. Moose said this was his team’s second tournament title (combining spring and fall seasons) since joining Town’s Co-ed League in 2006.

In addition to winning the 2011 spring tourney title, Moose said Nitty Gritty also finished No. 2 during fall 2010 season. “We’ve come a long way since our first season; actually, our first season, we went 0-7,” Moose said. Other NG players contributing were Penny Moose, Wayne’s wife; Abbie Duncan, Maurice Warren, Kelly Jenkins, Trey Crabtree, Tim Martin, Jim Roche, Courtney Humphreys, Stephanie Bailey, Chris Stafford, Justin Disney and Brittany James.

Members of All-Region 2-AAA boys soccer second team are Fletcher Eckern of Farragut, Chris Gallaher of Hardin Valley Academy and Mark Mishu of Knoxville Catholic.

Walk-off homer lifts sportsbriefs ‘Ed’ to finals

• Due to regular season rainouts, CBFO Softball’s 11-12 League and 8-10 League post-season tournaments both began play this week at their Northshore Fields home. Championship round of 11-12 tourney is set to begin at 5:45 p.m., Monday, June 18. Championship round of 8-10 tourney is set to begin at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, June 19. • Twenty-eighth Annual Pilot Fireball Moonlite Classic 5K Run/Walk begins at 9 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, at the corner of Neyland Drive and Joe Johnson Drive next to UT Veterinarian School. Little Firecracker Kids' 200-yard Dash, begins at 8:15 p.m. Early online registration fee is through June 17 and participants can register at www.ktc.org/RaceFireball.html. Late online registration will be held June 18 through June 30. Participants also can register on race day between 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 pm. at UT Vet School. For more information, contact Kristy Altman, managing director of Knoxville Track Club, at 865-805-2008. • Town of Farragut Parks & Leisure Services Department presents Seventh Annual Farragut Movers and Shakers Club free summer exercise program for students in rising grades kindergarten through high school senior. Program underway and runs through Friday, Aug. 3. Register no later than Friday, June 29, at www.townoffarragut.org/FormCenter or get a printed form at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. For more information, contact Special Events & Program Coordinator Lauren Cox at lauren.cox@townoffarragut.org or 865966-7057.

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When friends tried to hype Raymond Warner’s home-run hitting prowess, this co-ed softball league power-hitting left fielder turned humble. Humble despite his dramatic seventh inning walk-off solo home run for Ed Financial, clearing the left field fence at Mayor Bob Leonard Park Lower Field as the winning blow Thursday evening, June 7. “I guess I’ve hit three or four this year,” said Warner moments after his laser beam blast, with two outs, lifted EF to an 11-10 win against The Creek in town of Farragut Co-ed Softball League Tournament semifinal action. Ed Financial, East Division regular season champion at 6-1, earned a first-round tourney bye then defeated The Chugglers earlier Thursday evening in quarterfinal play. The Creek (8-2 overall) bat-

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Brad McMahan, Ed Financial pitcher, tags out The Creek’s Amber Greer at home plate.

tled back from 5-1 and 10-5 deficits, scoring nine runs in its final two-at-bats. Creek highlights included a solo home run from shortstop Vince Faison.

Ed Financial built a 5-1 lead highlighted by a two-run insidethe-park homer by pitcher Brad McMahan. Other EF players contributing were Tiffany Farmer,

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Evan Johnson, age 7, proudly displayed a “chopper” he built while eagerly looking ahead to other challenges. “On the last day I’m going to make my own creation of these things,” said Evan, one of 12 Farragut area children ages 7 to 12 participating in town of Farragut’s annual Sciensational Workshop for Kids June 4-8 in Town Hall’s community room. Evan and the other children used an Engino plastic building kit, which included a 3-volt geared motor, to produce miniature versions of choppers, vehicles, robots, buildings, tricycles and swings, among other things. The motor powered a movable radar survey or the children built. The weeklong class, where the children learn to make 20 different models, allows them “to use their imagination and be creative. And also it’s kind of continuing their education into the summer and not just ending with the school year,” said Lauren Cox, Town’s program and special events coordinator. “We have been doing this since 2007.” “I practiced these at home and it was a little more difficult than I

expected it to be,” said class teacher Jenna Harness, a recently certified elementary teacher chosen by Sciensational Workshops for Kids, Inc. Parents were ready to spend $145 per child for the weeklong class “Mainly just for them to learn something over the summer, in addition to playing,” said Deanna Heathcott, whose sons, Adison, 12, and Mason, 9, participated. “Just for the experience.” Adison, a rising eighth-grader at West Valley Middle School, said about the class, “Just kind of like, how you can do your own creativity, and just kind of express what you want to make by yourself without having any restrictions to anything.” Harness said the children “walked in expecting it to be like Legos, but found out really fast it was a little bit more difficult than Legos is. “The first project we did was a small house, and we built it step by step together,” Harness added. “Once they completed that one I let them go on to the next one and work on their own on it, or with a partner, whichever one they wanted to do and thought was easiest for them.” Other participants were Grace Garren, Austin Bloyd, Joe Gray, Ben Darden, Sam Kittrell, Kevin Wang, Michael Davis, Aaron Shagon and Will Lowder. Also built on Monday, “We did a defense car, we did a swing and a tricycle,” Harness said. “Today

‘Impy’ Scholarship multiplies thanks to uncle, HVA gifts

ALAN SLOAN asloan@farragutpress.com

A horrible first anniversary is less than two months away, but the late Scott “Impy” Impellizeri might well be looking down with joy on how his parents, a pair of uncles and Scott Impellizeri his former high school have carried on what “Impy” is all about. “Integrity, Mentor,

Perseverance and Youthful Exuberance” are qualities family members have highlighted about Scott, a Hardin Valley Academy 2011 graduate killed in a car accident Aug. 7, 2011, that inspired them to begin an annual scholarship in his name. Inaugural Scott Impellizeri Memorial Scholarship, originally intended to award $1,000 to an HVA Class of 2012 graduate “who possesses the same qualities as Scott,” was a much bigger success than planned according to Scott’s mother, Tracy Impellizeri. More than eight times bigger. See SCHOLARSHIP on Page 4B

See SCIENSATIONAL on Page 7B

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Left: Evan Johnson proudly displays the chopper he just finished building Wednesday morning, June 6. Top: Jenna Harness, Town Sciensational instructor, helps Grace Garren put the finishing touches on her chopper. Above: While Michael Davis snaps together a piece during construction of his off-roader, Sam Kittrell, in back, is hard at work building his off-roader.

Lawhon part of quartet U.S. champs

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In the sixth grade at Farragut Middle School, Steven Lawhon decided the saxophone would be his musical instrument of choice “because I thought it was cool.” Almost 10 years later, Lawhon discovered just how cool: being 25 percent of a saxophone quartet winning a prestigious contest among some of the nation’s top young talent, college age and above. Lawhon’s Barkada Quartet from The Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., won Senior Winds Division (college age and up) during Fischoff National

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Steven Lawhon, far right, with members of Barkada Quartet, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University.

Chamber Music Competition at Notre Dame University, South Bend, Ind., May 11-13.

“We were extremely surprised,” See LAWHON on Page 10B


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community Friday, May 11 The following students graduated from Clemson University: Shane Michael Glarrow, who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and Erin Noelle Scheuer who graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

Sunday, May 13 The following local residents were honored at the University of the South’s 2012 commencement ceremonies held in All Saints’ Chapel on the Sewanee campus on Alexandra Sims Diaz, Thomas Walters Doty IV and Mary Emily Christiansen.

spring semester at CarsonNewman: Richard Callaway, Maggie Pardue, Benjamin Pomy, Kaci Smith, Madison Wilburn, Lynn Carter, Taylor Foy, Sarah Roberson and Carissa Wassenaar.

Wednesday, June 6 Sarah Young graduated from Grove City College in May 2012 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. Sarah is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Paul Young.

Wednesday, June 6 Jamie Stapleton, a sixthgrade teacher at Whittle Springs Middle School in Knox County, is 2012 recipient of Marian E. Oates Teacher Enrichment Award from the University of Tennessee.

Wednesday, May 23 Kyle Binder received a Bachelor of Science degree in financial economics at the 189th commencement ceremony at Centre College (Kentucky.)

Thursday, June 7 Abby Ferguson has been named to Berry College’s Dean’s list for the spring 2012 spring semester.

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Friday, June 8

Cameron J. Loos has been named to the Deans list for spring 2012 semester at East Tennessee State University.

Pellissippi State’s orientation session for new students for the fall will be held at different times and dates at each of the college’s five campuses. For more information, call 865-694-6400.

Thursday, May 31 Melissa Alexandra McKenzie graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese and art and art history.

Friday, June 1 The following students have been named to the Dean’s list at The Georgia Institute of Technology for spring semester 2012: William Jackson and Michael Tomczak.

Friday, June 1 Episcopal School of Knoxville faculty member Laurie Cobum recently was named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary Foundation on behalf of the significant funds raised by this year’s Interact Club and ESK community.

Friday, June 8 Paul Adams earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering, magna cum laude, from the School of Engineering of Mercer University during the May commencement for the university’s Macon, Ga. campus.

Friday, June 8 Stephanie Yvonne Hicks was named to the Dean’s list for spring 2012 semester at Gardner-Webb University.

Tuesday, June 5 The following students graduated from Rice University (Texas) May 2012: Gregory Narro and Emma Stockdale.

Tuesday, June 5 The following students were named to the Dean’s list for the

Saturday, June 16 Oak Ridge Community Orchestra will hold an open rehearsal at Secret City Festival for anyone interested at 10 a.m., weather permitting. Bring your instrument. For more information, visit www.oakridgecommunityorchestra.com

Saturday, June 23 The captain W. Y. C. Hannum Chapter No. 1881, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will have its final meeting for the 2011-2012 year at Green Meadow Country Club in Alcoa beginning with dinner and social time at 6 p.m. It will be the time for the installation of newly elected officers for the 2012-2014 term. For more information, call Elaine Clonts Russell, 865-980-6346 or Debra Wilson, 865-856-9300.

Saturday-Sunday, June 23-24 Student organization at Maryville College for Military and their Families will hold a yellow Ribbon Car and Vendor Show at Maryville College from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Event is free and open to the public and will feature old, new and unusual cars and motorcycles, as well as a variety of vendors. For more information, call Chloe Kennedy, 865-981-8209.

Saturday, June 23 New Harvest Center will host a Rain Barrel Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $35 per barrel. Workshop will include: rain barrel, supplies for installation of rain barrel, instructional demonstration and benefits of using rain barrels. For more information, call 865523-3800.

Saturday, June 9 Tommy Van Sickle was named to the Dean’s list at LSU for the 2012 spring semester.

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Town of Farragut is offering a yoga class at Farragut Town Hall from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $60. For more information, call 865-966-7057.

Diocese of Knoxville Catholic Committee on Scouting’s 10th Annual Retreat at Misty River Cabins & RV Resort. For youth ages 13 to 18. Open to Scouts, non-Scouts, Catholics and nonCatholics. Scouter Development Training for adults will be offered as well. Visit retreat.kdccs.org for more information.

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Wednesday, June 27

Artist Heather Whiteside will hold a welcome reception at Liz-Beth Gallery for her art-

Knoxville Writers’ Group will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Naples Italian Restaurant.

Monday, June 4 Rachel Dean was named to the Dean’s list for the spring semester at Harding University.

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Members will read from works in progress and published works. All-inclusive lunce is $12. For more information, call 865-983-3740.

Wednesday, June 27 Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church will host a kindergarten readiness seminar at 6:30 p.m. for a panel discussion with private and public school kindergarten teachers as they discuss their expectations for children entering kindergarten. For more information, call 865-671-1885.

Saturday, June 30-Aug. 3 Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church will host KidShine Performing Arts Day Camp. A musical, drama presentation will be held Friday at 7 p.m. The cost is $100 per camper. For more information, call 865-671-1885 or visit www.kidshineonline.org

Thursday-Saturday, July 5-7 Maryville College is offering a film camp at Clayton Center for the Arts from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camp is open to rising fourth through eighth graders. Tuition is $90 and includes lunch. For more information, call Chloe Kennedy, 865-9818209.

Sunday through Tuesday, July 22-24 Central High School class of 1967 will hold a 45th reunion. For more information, call Idonna Tillery Bryson, 865-6885816 or Ann Paylor Williams, 865-687-7759.

Thursday and Friday, July 26-27 Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris will offer a “Grownup Craft Camp” with Sheri Burns from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Camp is for adults and teens 15 and up. Cost is $50 before July 10 for Craft Center members and $60 for nonmembers. After July 10 the cost is $60/$70. Cost include all materials. For more information, call 865-494-9854.

Saturday, August 4 Standard Knitting Mills family reunion will be held from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. at O’Connor Senior Center. Any employee or survivors of the family are welcome. For more information, call J.T., 865-523-5463.

worship Monday through Friday, June 18-22 First Farragut United Methodist Church plans its Vacation Bible School, themed “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity,” from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, June 18-22. For more information or to register, call 865-966-8430 or visit www.ffumc.org/

Monday through Friday, June 25-29 St. John Neumann Catholic Church plans its Vacation Bible School, themed “SonRise National Park,” from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Cost is $20 per child or $40 per family. Registration has begun, and forms are available online at www.sjnknox.org. Register before May 30 to receive a free music CD.

Saturday, June 9 St. John Neumann Catholic Church will host a men’s retreat under the topic “Men: Shepherds of God’s Flock,” from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the community room. Facilitator is Sr. Elizabeth Wanyoike ESM. All men are welcome. Register through the parish office to facilitate arrangements for the day, 865-966-4540.

Tuesday, June 12 Virtue Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host “Pickin’ for the Lord,” with meal served at 6 p.m. and music beginning at 7 p.m. Event is held the second Tuesday of every month and is hosted by Cross Connection.

July 9-13, 16-20 Friday, July 27 Relationship Tools for Family Success will be presented by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN at Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $20 per adult, $30 per couple with childcare provided for preschool and younger children. For more information, call 865-671-1885.

The WordPlayers will offer acting instruction programs for young people in West Knox County this July. Programs are “Acting Up!” for ages 14-18, “ImaginACTion” for ages 11-13 and “CreACTivity” for ages 8-10. For more information and for full schedules, visit www.wordplayers.org or call 865-539-2490.

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The Episcopal School of Knoxville graduates large class

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Scott Impellizeri Memorial Scholarship winners from HVA Class of 2012, front row, are McCall Beckler, left, and Callie Crane. In back alongside Scott’s parents, John and Tracy Impellizeri, are Class of 2012 awardees, from left, Ben Barnett, Dakota Lee, Eliza Rowcliffe, Taylor Lerma and Jackson Beggs.

Scholarship From page 2B

“The donations we received far exceeded what we expected to raise, and we awarded a $1,000 scholarship to each of the eight students who applied,” Tracy said. Tracy said she and husband, John, knew some of the applicants but wanted the selection to be impartial, so “we took those eight applications and sent them to my brother [Tim Adams] and John’s brother [Ken Impellizeri] in California. “My brother texted me and said … ‘can we give $1,000 to all eight?’” Tracy added while fighting back tears. “He said, ‘if I give $5,000 will give the remaining $3,000?’ “Ken also made a donation to the scholarship,” Tracy added. “We just received so many donations from the community and our family and friends. We want to thank the community for their donations, that helped a lot. We are grateful for everybody.” McCall Beckler, one of the eight HVA Class of 2012 scholarship

recipients, will enroll at The University of Tennessee this fall. “Scott was always just a really good friend to me, and just to be able to apply for something like that was a really great honor,” Beckler said. Beckler labeled Tracy and John “as probably one of the most supportive set of parents that I’ve ever met. [Scott] always talked about them.” Earning the Humanitarian Award for outstanding service as a peer tutor at HVA in 2011, “Scott had just graduated from Hardin Valley Academy and was preparing to go to Middle Tennessee State University at the end of August,” Tracy said. “He was going to major in criminal justice.” “Scott was an amazing person,” his mother added. “He loved helping others and was involved with groups such as Special Olympics. He was a mentor and his friends looked up to him.” Following the tragedy, “Within a month we thought about doing the scholarship and thought that would be a good way to keep Scott’s memory alive,” Tracy said.

The 2012 Graduates of The Episcopal School of Knoxville are, front row from left, Zachary Taylor, Ian Greeley, Lauren Weller, Michaela Allen, Sarah Feddersen, Lauren Hager, Sydney Hager, Eva James, Tyler Feddersen and Asad Jooma. Second row from left are Jared Heath, John Petersen, Rhetta Botts, Fifi Mahfouz, Amelia Adkins, Dove Lloyd, Sarah Bazzoon, Robert Cantrell, Elliot Granju, Garrett Conti, Austin Hoffarth, Karl Everette Lawrence, Chadwick Feddersen, Emily Thompson, Katie Galyon, Sarah Macri, Shannon O’Hatnick, Nicole Adams, Hannah Wright, Claire LaBine, Jeremey Wise, Connor Wike. Top row from left are Liam Farabow, Briston Maroney, Bradley Grubb, Fisher Morton, Malcolm Lambrecht, Ryan Moyers, Thomas Hyde and Caleb Wade.

Forty eighth-graders, the largest graduating class in the history of The Episcopal School of Knoxville, received blessings Friday, May 25, during morning ceremonies at the school. They have announced plans to attend area high schools which include Bearden High School, Farragut High School, Hardin Valley Academy, Knoxville Catholic High School, Knoxville STEM Academy, South Doyle High School, Webb School of Knoxville, and West High School. One student will attend Mounds View High School in Minneapolis, Minn. Three will attend boarding schools: Chatham Hall in

Chatham, VA. and Woodberry Forest in Woodberry Forest, VA. The Very Rev. John Ross, Dean of St. John’s Cathedral, offered a blessing for graduates. Student government president Asad Jooma was guest speaker. Middle School social studies teacher Tom Jones was featured speaker, as decided by student vote. Middle School director Kevin Foley also spoke. Headmaster James Jay Secor III, Foley and Amy Schumaker, president of the Board of Trustees, presented diplomas. Ian Matthew Greeley, son of Leigh and Mark Greeley, was named recipient of fifth annual

Harry W. Stowers Award. Presented by Sarah Stowers, the award goes to a student who best displays service, faith, intellect, gentleness and compassion, characteristics of the late Mr. Stowers, a longtime friend of the school. The Episcopal School at 950 Episcopal School Way in West Knoxville has graduated nine eighth grade classes. Now in its 14th year, the Episcopal School is an independent K-8 school. The school is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and offers a faith-based environment but actively seeks students of all backgrounds.

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Class of 2012

More than 1,300 students from the Class of 2012 at Farragut and Bearden high schools and Hardin Valley Academy received their diplomas during commencement exercises in UT’s Thompson-Boling Arena. Bearden commencement was Friday evening, May 17, while HVA and Farragut commencements were Saturday, May 18. Among awards presented by FHS principal Michael Reynolds was Teacher of the Year, earned by Angie Buckman. FHS graduates also recognized the efforts of guidance counselor Susan E. Bolinger, teacher Ian Daws and assistant principal Kellie Ivens. Dr. John Bartlett, BHS principal recognized retiring teachers Tom Dunne, Lee Hodges and Barry Faust. Also recognized for helping expand school facilities and resources was Buddy Heins, BHS Foundation president. Top, far left: FHS graduates Katherine Donnelly, left, and Kathryn Skaggs. Bottom, far left: Farragut graduates Robert Wrinkle and Anissa Goetz. Top, left: HVA graduates Jessica Turner, left, and Olivia Davis. Middle, left: Hardin Valley graduates Payton Walker and Andrew Turner. Bottom, left: Kevin Hoang, Bearden valedictorian, with fellow BHS graduates Whitney Tate, left, and Honor Lundt. Photos by Alan Sloan farragutpress

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Kennel cough Contagious disease calls for antibiotics, observation Q: We recently adopted a puppy from the shelter, and they sent “Missy” home on antibiotics for kennel cough. What is kennel cough? She is not really coughing, so do I need to finish the antibiotics? - Lisa, Farragut A : ‘Kennel Cough’ is the common name for tracheobronchitis, a contagious dis- Stephanie ease that is Myers caused by Ask several difthe Vet f e r e n t viruses, m o s t notably Bordetella and bacteria. The disease causes a dry hacking cough that can last for several weeks. It is typically mild, and dogs usually feel well, do not have fevers, and have normal appetites. However, in very young, very old, or in animals with depressed immune systems, it can be more serious and progress to pneumonia. Missy certainly could have

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Make science fun through “hands-on” experiments, projects and a field trip — no need to worry about test scores or grades. To better understand how temperature changes affect ocean currents, 18 science camp children eagerly gathered around Farragut High School chemistry teacher Debbie Fraser. Using red-dyed water to identify warm oceans and blue to represent cold oceans, “the red is moving … the blue is dropping,” various children called out. “You guys are such See SCIENCE on Page 12B

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These children, par ticipants in inaugural Farragut High School Summer Science Camp, closely observe this demonstration about how temperature differences affect ocean currents through use of colored water. From left are Shane Spurgeon, Ayres Clark, Jacob Burgess, Deven Chaves Torres and Kirsten Jennings.

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Sciensational From page 2B

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Lawhon From page 2B

said Lawhon, a rising IU senior whose quartet split $10,500 in total prize money. “We heard some of the other groups, they were phenomenal. We were not expecting this at all.” Perhaps it’s less surprising considering that Jacobs School, roughly 1,600 students, “is one of the nation's top one or two music schools in the country,” Lawhon said. For winning the competition,

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Nancy Pevey, associate professor of Mathematics at Pellissippi State, is recipient of Teaching Excellence Award presented by Tennessee Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.

Pevey receives Teaching Excellence Award Nancy Pevey still uses a document camera in her classroom. She admits to telling some “pretty corny” math jokes. She makes errors while working sample math problems for her students — usually on purpose. Pevey, an associate professor of Mathematics at Pellissippi State Community College, has a stockpile of low-tech tricks stashed up her sleeve, all of them used to make math easier for her students to learn. Those techniques are some of the reasons she recently was recognized with a statewide education honor: the Teaching Excellence Award, presented by the Tennessee Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. Pevey, originally from Starkville, Miss., has been teaching math full time at Pellissippi State since 2000. She also has taught middle and high schoolers, and she was a teacher at Bearden and Northwest middle schools before the

Knoxville-Knox County systems consolidated. For the veteran faculty member, making math easier for her students to learn is all about interaction. That’s why Pevey chooses to work math problems by hand on the document camera, a modernized overhead projector. Though she certainly has access to newer tools such as PowerPoint presentations, she believes they just can’t replace the give-and-take of talking through a math solution with her students. “Writing out the math problems on the document camera makes it fresh every time,” Pevey said. “I like to do more than just hit the ‘go’ button. If I happen to think of a better example that addresses a student’s question, I can write it out as soon as I think of it. “I’d call my classes ‘interactive lectures.’ Students solve the math

Lawhon’s Barkada Quartet “gets to tour the Midwest, and next July and August we get to tour in Italy,” he said. “It's all paid by Fischoff.” Lawhon said the prize money “will also help us make a website or maybe record a CD, just to get our name out there.” A 2009 Farragut High School graduate looking to fulfill a dream of playing for a prestigious orchestra, Lawhon was a saxophone player in FHS Admirals Marching Band and in the school’s symphonic band all four years. Farragut schools “was definitely

where I started my saxophone career,” Lawhon said. At FMS, “Larry Danner was my middle school band director, and Ron Rogers was the Farragut [High] band director. They were definitely very influential people in my musical career.” Bigger still, “Jay Romines, who is a saxophone professor at The University of Tennessee and the band director at Knoxville Catholic, he’s the one who really got me into saxophone,” Lawhon said. “He’s the biggest influential person.”

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Science From page 6B

awesome observers,” Fraser told the children, in grades third through fifth, during the Thursday, June 7, “marine ecology” session of inaugural Farragut High School Science Summer Camp for grades third through eighth, held MondayFriday, June 4-8, in FHS Science Lab. “The children are loving it, these are hands-on activities. And for the most part, they haven’t done these activities” during the regular school year, said Jane Skinner, science lab and technology coordinator, about the camp, which drew 36 Farragut and Knox County students. In addition to the 18 in grades 3-5 during three-hour morning sessions, 18 more in grades 6-8 participated in three-hour afternoon sessions. “The whole purpose of this camp is to get them excited about doing science and perhaps consider it as a major once they get to high school,” Skinner said. “We spent two full days outside, Tuesday and Wednesday.” For the younger campers, Thursday also included “putting their solar cars together so we run them,” Skinner said. “Tuesday we stayed on campus and did a lot of tree identification and collecting; we did like a scavenger hunt. On Wednesday we actually went down to Turkey Creek, there was a little area that we were able to get into to look at the bio-diversity of the creek,” Skinner added. “We went down to the stream and collected critters and counted them and did a determination of the quality of the stream based on the critters that were found.” “Monday was DNA day, we did activities with DNA,” Skinner added. “They actually extracted some DNA and put them in a necklace that some of the ele-

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mentary school kids are still wearing today [June 7].” Friday was “Chemistry Day” where the students made ice cream” and did “solutions with corn starch and water … and so when you apply pressure it acts like a solid and you can, like, walk on water,” Skinner said. “And when you’re not applying a force to it, it acts like water.” Both the grade groups “did very similar activities,” except “on different levels,” Skinner said. “Some of the ongoing things that we’re doing with the kids: on the first day we started some bean and alfalfa growth, and every day they come in and they look at those and they rinse them at the beginning and at the end,” Skinner said. “And we’re doing these T-shirts with them to show chromatography and the spreading of the inks on the Tshirts.” Sponsored by FHS Science

academy, the camp featured Skinner among “seven or eight” FHS science faculty contributing, she said. Rising juniors and seniors in the school’s Science academy volunteered and are “getting community service hours for helping out,” Skinner said. Top right: Attention to detail isn’t lost on Cade Smith, one of 18 Farragut High School Summer Science Camp participants who works on parts toward creating a solar car during a Thursday morning, June 7, session. Right: Assisting Farragut High School Summer Science Camp participant Grace Watkins is Dr. Whitney Parson, FHS chemistry and physics teacher. Parson cracks a smile as she helps Grace figure out a part on her solar car June 7. Photos by Alan Sloan/farragutpress

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Root of evil is illiteracy, Common Good Golf Classic Tierney tells Sunset Rotary

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Angie Tierney, executive director of Children’s Reading Foundation of Knox County, advocates her message in sign during Turkey Creek Sunset Rotary Club’s weekly meeting Tuesday evening, May 29, in Faith Lutheran Church Worship Center. Among her audience is Ed Engel, left, Sunset Rotary president, and Adam Starkey, visiting Rotarian from West Knox Rotary Club.

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The root of all evil — in terms of crime, unemployment and poverty in Knox County — isn’t money. It’s the inability to read. That’s according to Angie Tierney, executive director of The Children’s Reading Foundation of Knox County, who spoke to Turkey Creek Sunset Rotary Club Tuesday, May 29, in Faith Lutheran Church Worship Center and backed up her “root of evil” claim with statistics. “Seventy-five percent of the criminals in jail read on a sixthgrade level,” said Tierney, whose Knox County Foundation branch advocates a national call for parents and other relatives to spend “20 minutes a day reading to their children” toward building much greater Knox literacy rates in the coming decades. “Fifty-three percent of our Knox County children today are not proficient in reading at the end of the third grade,” Tierney said. “Many of them are one to three years behind.” By fourth grade, “You are expected to read to learn. … If you can’t read, you can’t learn.” Tierney said fourth-grade

children “feel horrible deep, deep down inside” when failing to exhibit proficient reading skills when called upon in front of classmates. “They’re able to read about every third word.” As a result, “They learn to act out ... ‘I’m going to be funny,’” to cover reading problems, Tierney added. “So there comes your disciplinary problem.” “So you drop out,” leading to “crime, drugs. Seventy-five percent of third-graders who are behind will not catch up.” To parents, “Our message is, read to them for 20 minutes a day; it doesn’t have to be 20 at once,” Tierney said. “Sing to them, tell them a story.” With something as simple as a cereal box in the morning, ask your child, “‘find the letter A, find the color orange,’” she added. With very small children, “Read in front of them, they want to emulate what you do,” Tierney said, adding 69 percent of Knox parents take advantage of a county program offering free books to children monthly, babies to age 5. “We’re trying to get childcare centers to require [reading]” she added.

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Third annual Common Good Golf Classic raised $55,000 for Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s Knoxville area programs. The winning team — Michael Fuller, Mike Fuller, Greg Williams and Travis Fuller (not pictured) — receive their first-place trophies from executive director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, Father Ragan Schriver, right, at Cherokee Country Club June 4. Catholic Charities of East Tennessee serves 27,000 clients throughout 36 counties in East Tennessee each year regardless of age, race, income or religious affiliation.

Pevey From page 10B

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CHAMBER LIFE “T HE

MISSION STATEMENT IS TO STRENGTHEN AND SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY BY PROMOTING BUSINESS GROWTH , EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.”

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June 2012

Innovative Speaker

RANDY BOYD Headlines Farragut West Knox Chamber Breakfast

he Chamber is pleased to announce our next speaker series breakfast event that will be held at Fox Den Country Club, July 10, 7:30 a.m. The speaker will be Randy Boyd. Mr. Boyd is the Chairman, CEO, majority shareholder and founder of Radio Systems Corporation which he started in January of 1991. He will be speaking about the success of Radio Systems Corporation and its brands including PetSafe and Invisible Fence. Boyd will also share the story of the outstanding transition of knoxAchieves to tnAchieves and the impact of this program in getting students into community colleges. The Chamber will be donating 15% of the ticket sales to tnAchieves. Radio Systems is headquartered in Knoxville and has over 600 associates worldwide with offices in seven countries. The company produces over 4,000 technology based pet products under brand names such as Invisible Fence, PetSafe, SportDOG, and Premier. It is a private company with sales over $300 million. Boyd is currently on the Board of Directors of EDP BioTech and the Clayton Bank Corp. He is also on the Board of several non-profit organizations including Innovation Valley, tnAchieves (Chairman), Webb School, Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, National Parks Conservation Association, The East Tennessee Historical Society, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Zoo, University of Tennessee College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, University of Tennessee Alumni

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Association, Tennesseans for Economic Progress and Knox County's Great Schools Partnership. In addition, Randy Boyd has contributed significantly to improving animal welfare. Radio Systems

PetSafe CEO, Randy Boyd

has provided the funds to create six public dog parks in the Knoxville area and has spearheaded a collaborative effort to make Knoxville the most pet friendly community in America. As a part of this effort, Boyd has supported the development of a new Animal Adoption Center in Knoxville that will

CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE! Tuesday, July 3, and Wednesday, July 4 will be full of ways to celebrate Independence Day for the nation right in the heart of Farragut! Starting on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m., the Farragut Business Alliance will host their Red, White, and Blues Independence Day Picnic featuring food, live entertainment, and more! Contact the FBA at 307-2486 for more information as the date approaches. On Wednesday morning, Kingston Pike will be closed from Concord Road to Boring Road at 8:30 a.m. in preparation for the 25th Annual Town of Farragut Independence Day Parade which will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Grand Marshal

will be WATE Anchor Gene Patterson, and the procession will be filled with floats, animals, vintage cars, dance groups, elected officials, and the Farragut High School Band! Anyone wishing to join the Chamber and walk with us should contact the Chamber as soon as possible at 675-7057 to ensure a space with our group. Parade participants will need to meet no later than 8:30 a.m. at the Farragut High School entrance in order to assemble for the parade. The parade will conclude at Boring Road, site of the old Ingles store, with the route totaling approximately one mile. This is a wonderful and fun way to celebrate our nation with your community and kick off your holiday, while highlighting your business. We hope to see you there!

more than double the number of spay and neuter procedures that can be performed annually in Knoxville. In early 2010, the company donated $250,000 to the Blount County Animal Center as well as funded the PetSafe Chair of Companion Animal Behavior within the Small Animal Clinical Sciences department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at UT. Boyd has received several awards including Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the year for the Southeast in 2008, Tennessee Business Magazine’s CEO of the Year in 2009, UT’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009, and was inducted into Junior Achievement’s East Tennessee Hall of Fame in 2008. He received a degree from The University of Tennessee in Industrial Management in 1979 and a Masters in Liberal Studies from Oklahoma University in 1988. knoxAchieves began in 2008 as an economic development initiative out of Knox County Mayor Ragsdale's office. Because of its success, knoxAchieves was charged with the task of expanding the program statewide, and is now in 23 counties. tnAchieves is a last dollar scholarship and mentoring program designed to provide an opportunity for Tennessee public high school graduates to receive up to $3,000 annually for community college tuition. Be sure to register online at www.farragutchamber.com or call the office at 675-7057. Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for non-members. The breakfast includes a full service buffet breakfast. Please RSVP very quickly, as seats are limited.

Member Briefs Connie Caple with Tradebank of Knoxville was the #1 Tradebank broker in the U.S. for March 2012 and #3 for first quarter 2012 in a nationwide competition with 58 other brokers, producing over $786,000 in business to business barter activity. Tradebank of Knoxville was the #1 U.S. producer for first quarter 2012, competing nationwide with 53 other Tradebank offices and producing $1,973,074 in business to business barter activity. Tradebank is an excellent way to purchase or sell goods or services through a barter exchange system instead of using cash. For more information, call 531-1822 or visit www.tradebank.com.

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ENTERPRISE CLUB ADMIRAL ELITE

ADMIRAL CAPTAIN

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These Chamber members generously contribute to the Chamber and the Continuing Education Grant Program above and beyond their annual dues.


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Welcome to our renewing FWKC members! The Farragut/West Knox Chamber is pleased to welcome back these members who have renewed their investment in the Chamber and in the community where they do business. Each is a very important part of our organization, and we are privileged to count them as Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce members. We urge our members to patronize one another when the goods or services a member can provide are needed. And, it is our hope that area residents will recognize the commitment that a business makes to a community when it becomes a part of its local chamber of commerce and will reward that commitment with their patronage.

Advanced Listening Solutions, LLC AFLAC – Cynthia Moore Arbonne International – Renee Pedigo Barber McMurry Architects Campbell, Cunningham & Taylor, PC Community South – West Dr. James T. DeBerry, Jr., DDS, MS, PC Evans Office Supply Farragut High School Education Foundation FASTSIGNS Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Fort Sanders Health & Fitness Center Grayson BMW Hatcher Construction, Inc. Heritage Investors Kaesir & Blair, Inc. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society MEDIC Regional Blood Center Mr. Handyman Nationwise Insurance – Michael Dyer Agency Optimist Club of Knoxville Parascape Lawns & Landscaping, Inc. W. Thomas Pattison, DDS Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. Pure Luxe Salon, Sap & Medspa Rafting in the Smokies Randstad Regions Bank – Knollwood REO, LLC Tropical Cabana Travel U-Haul Company of Knoxville United Community Bank

DAVID “DJ” CHILDRESS Real Estate Agent

Business: 865-966-1111 Cellular: 865-771-7015 dj.childress@coldwellbanker.com

10815 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37934 Each Office is Independently Owned And Operated.

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Networkings Calhoun’s hosted a networking on March 1 at their Pellissippi location, where Bart Fricks, Chief Operating Officer, spoke to the crowd about the food and catering services Calhoun’s can provide, and how the Copper Cellar family helps their community through fundraisers and benefits. Fricks gave examples of how they use local products such as Bush’s Baked Beans, and that they happily provide free meals to all veterans dining on Veteran’s Day. Calhoun’s employs approximately 1,250 employees with an extremely low turn-over rate.

Grady Regas, Jenny Williams, and Raeus Cannon make their way through the serving line. Calhoun’s offered generous samplings of their Mac’n Cheese, Brisket, Bar-B-Que Pork sandwiches, and Banana Pudding, among others.

Brenda Herron of Copper Cellar and Julie Predny of the Chamber look on in laughter as a surprised visitor to the evening’s event accepts her door prize: a gift pack of Calhoun’s Award-Winning Sauces & Seasonings.

Michael Brady, Inc. hosted a morning networking on March 8, 2012 at their offices located at 299 N. Weisgarber Road. Michael Brady stated that MBI are leaders in technology with all architectural and building services being done in-house. A special guest at this networking was Commissioner Steve Cates from the Tennessee Department of General Services; Commissioner Cates briefly described the work done by his department, emphasizing that they were there to “reach out to the business community.”

Bettye Sisco, Michael Brady, and Kenny Grieves pose for the camera.

TN Dept of General Services Commissioner Steve Cates converses with chamber president, Bettye Sisco. Commissioner Cates was a special guest of MBI’s networking event. Network attendees enjoyed this casual after-hours event put on by Brixx Pizza in Turkey Creek March 15. Brixx is located at 10978 Parkside Drive. Though known for pizza, Brixx let everyone try their toasty bruschetta with fresh toppings and several versions of their focaccia bread sandwiches. Members also got to sample various micro-brewed craft beers ( Brixx is able to offer 24 on tap throughout the year). Brixx focuses on fresh bought and baked ingredients and can cater to any diet, including vegan and gluten-free.

Rachel Duke of Brixx stops for a brief moment to smile for the camera with Chamber Ambassador, Rena Amerson.

David Watkins and Steve Jergeson converse at the bar seating area. Brixx graciously provided nearly half their dining room to Chamber attendees.


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Networkings Owner/Agent, Blake McCoy, and Marketing Director, Kim Olen, of Independent Insurance Consultants held a networking on March 29 at their offices located at 10407 Lovell Center Drive. IIC offers a Community Education Room, FREE to public groups and businesses (if used for education), which comfortably seats 25 people. Handles senior, medical, life, health, and group insurances and retirement plans. No consulting fees are charged. IIC believes in going the “extra mile not only for our clients, but also for our community” and will compare options to offer the best plans for their clients’ needs. Mike Baker of ICC handles high-risk insurance. Call, click or come by!

Randy Daly shows off a banner in the spacious conference room available for use by community groups or businesses at Independent Insurance Consultants.

Member Briefs From page 1 National College student Rebecca Kitts recently received the first Inspire Hope Scholarship from the Tennessee Association of Independent Colleges and Schools on Friday, May 4. Her winning essay was chosen from among entries submitted from all over the state of Tennessee. Rebecca began attending National College in 2010 and is majoring in the business administration–accounting program. She chose National College because it is career based, fast paced, and has small classes. Rebecca explained that because she was a National Guard soldier, her military benefits did not cover her full education costs; the scholarship would help her greatly. Though it was a challenge to go to school with a family, she is grateful for the help from the Inspire Hope Scholarship. Rebecca’s husband, Martin, also attends the Knoxville Campus in the information systems engineering degree program; he graduates this May.

Congratulations to Farragut High School for being named one of the state’s top five public schools! The honor came from U.S. World Report and was based on the number of students who were tested and passed Advanced Placement exams in Algebra and English. Student teacher ratio was also considered. Go Admirals!

Janet Palombi, Steve Jergeson, Judy Jackson, and Dean Palombi pause for the camera in between rounds of fantastic food, provided by Meksiko Cantina.

Ribbon Cuttings March 23, 2012 marked the ribbon cutting ceremony for Drayer Physical Therapy Institute located at 10910 Kingston Pike, Suite #107. Owner Justin Brillante, was beaming over his facility. Drayer takes all insurances and can help with recuperative needs from TMJ issues to major therapy. Pictured are Lisa Bain & Mike Smith, Vicki Kennon, Joseph Smith, PS, DTP; Justin Brillante, PT; Becky Bolt, Channa Brillante with sons, Eli & Tyler; David Smoak and Bettye Sisco.

3 Dimension Relaxation & Wellness, located at 11416 Grigsby Chapel Road, Suite 10, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 28, 2012. Pamela Bull, owner, is a Certified Life Coach, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Medical Massage Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist and Reflexologist. 3 Dimension also provides LXR7 Laser Treatment which can detect and treat 100,000 different allergens, ensuring accurate identification of a patient’s allergies with no scratch test, no shots, and no medication. Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill, David Smoak, Town Administrator, and multiple Chamber Ambassadors were all on hand to give them a warm welcome. Pictured are Allen Steele & son, Mayor Ralph McGill, Kerry McDuffie; Pamela Bull; David Smoak; Sandra Clark, Chris Tresize; Rena Amerson; Darla Berdal; Debby Hobbs; and Bettye Sisco.

Roosters Men’s Grooming held a ribbon cutting on March 30th at their new Turkey Creek location. Owner, Clarence Hrabinksy and family were on hand to witness the event, and will relocate to the area within the year. Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill welcomed them and their Knoxville staff, stating “You’re going to like it here. When you do well, we do well”. Hrabinsky later told the mayor and crowd that, “We pride ourselves on the best of men’s grooming. The experience is what brings you back.” Pictured are Adrian Jackson; Amy White; Marcus Blair; Liam Hrabinsky; Harrison Hrabinsky, Jill Hrabinsky; Theodore Hrabinsky; Clarence Hrabinsky; Mayor Ralph McGill; and Zach Takle.

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Congratulations again goes to Pat Summitt who recently received the Presidential Award of Honor from President Barack Obama. She, among other legends in political and cultural arenas, received the nation’s highest civilian honor. Congratulations Coach Summitt and thank you for your commitment, winning spirit and the positive example you have set for so many!

The 10th Annual KARM Dragon Boat Festival will be held on June 23 at the Cove in Concord Park! Up to 60 teams of 20 paddlers and a drummer are expected to race 41-foot regulation size dragon boats for a chance to become Grand Champion of this event. Paddlers hope to raise enough money through pledges to provide 100,000 meals for those in need at KARM (cost of one meal: $1.87). In addition to other onsite activities that festival goers can enjoy, Trevor Bayne's NASCAR race car for the August 25 Bristol Motor Speedway race will be on display! A portion of the sponsorship for his race car will be donated to KARM. To volunteer call 742-4306 or visit www.knoxville.dragonboats.com

Just in time for Father's Day, Turkey Creek Medical Center is offering Advanced Labor Support classes for dads and moms to be! This three hour class is designed to teach couples to manage labor without medication. All expectant parents will find these techniques helpful, whether choosing natural childbirth or anesthesia. Topics include coping techniques, breathing and relaxation exercises, visualization, and comfortable positions for labor. Classes are 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and cost $30. Register online at www.cuddlebugsbaby.com or call 855-TENNOVA.

Pellissippi State Technical Community College was named for inclusion on G.I. Jobs magazine's 2012 list of Military friendly school for this fall. The list honors the 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace the country's service members and veterans as students. Schools who are included prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience and offer scholarships, discounts, veterans' clubs, military credit, and other support for those who served. PSTCC serves one of the largest veteran populations of any Tennessee community college.

Join Edward Jones for their upcoming workshop, “Understanding Social Security”, with presenter Cullen Roberts, hosted by George Lucke, Edward Jones. This workshop will be held June 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Puleo’s Grille on Cedar Lane. Call 219-7910 by June 19 to reserve a space!

Take Dad to Fleming’s for brunch this Father’s Day, June 17, and Fleming’s will treat him to a $25 gift card to enjoy on a future occasion! Fleming’s will be open early at 11:30 a.m. and will serve an exceptional brunch menu until 3:00 p.m.. Their regular menu will also be available. Reservations are strongly recommended on this day; call 675-WINE or visit www.flemingssteakhouse.com to reserve online.


4 • CHAMBER LIFE, June 2012

resident P Quotes ‘n Notes by Bettye Sisco

“It is possible to be different and still be all right.” — Anne Wilson Schaef Each of us brings to life a unique temperament and style. This is our special gift to the world. How monotonous it would be if we were all alike in expressing ourselves. Difference is the spice of human behavior. Some of us charge boldly through life taking risks; others choose to play it safe. Some are eager for social interactions; some are loners. Some are spontaneous, some are planned. Some approach each day with gusto; others with caution. Some are perfectionists, others less exacting. As long as we remain open to differences we are enriched. The more we try to accept and understand others the fuller our life and business becomes. Dare to be different -Be innovative. Look at what your competition is doing and do something completely different. -Be relevant to your customers. It pays to be different. -Don’t be a jack-of-all-trades. Instead, find your areas of expertise and focus on being the best in these areas. -Lead the discussion. Establish yourself as a leader by answering customer needs. Roy Osing in his new book, “Be Different or Be Dead,” Has some interesting points. He says, “Hit Your “Refresh” Button.” • “Everything gets stale at some point. Every “good run” ends. • Every marketing program runs out of steam as the sizzle wanes. Newness becomes Oldness with the passage of time.”

Welcome to our new Farragut West Knox Chamber members! The Chamber welcomes these businesses who have joined us recently. Artistic Designs Faris A. Ashkar

The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek David Heydasch

144 Peterson Road Knoxville, TN 37934 www.ashkars.com

11251 Parkside Drive Knoxville, TN 37934 www.facebook.com/pinnacleturkeycreek

CPR Turkey Creek Joel Haa

Power Home Technologies Phil Leverette

11615 Parkside Drive Knoxville, TN 37934 www.cpr-turkeycreek.com

707 N. Campbell Station Road Suite B Knoxville, TN 37934 www.pht.com

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Ellen Liston

Talk to your staff about what could be done to EXCITE your customers and make them look at you in a different way. Put the steam back into customer relationships and give them new reasons to stay with you and spread your word to others.

Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce 11826 Kingston Pike, Suite 110 Farragut, TN 37934

675-7057 Phone 671-2409 Fax e-mail: info@farragutchamber.com www.farragutchamber.com

Networkings Farragut High School Education Foundation and Newk’s Express Café teamed up on April 5 for a morning networking. Joe Gorfido, general manager of Newk’s welcomed everyone with coffee, tea, fruit, croissants, jams, and fresh cold cuts. Joe stated that Newk’s prides themselves on the freshness of all of their dishes. Jerry Martin, President of the FHSEF, explained how important fundraising is for the high school and that he would also love to see more businesses in Farragut have FHS students as interns. Mike Reynolds, Principal, stated “if you want to have a strong community, you have to have a strong school.” Farragut High School students Amelia Dmowska, Tess Waibel, Ethan Young, Paige Ottenfeld, Makena Lowrey, and Jennifer Liu each presented on special programs of study, independent projects, and other student benefits made possible by the efforts of the Farragut High School Education Foundation. Bettye Sisco looks on as Farragut High School principal, Mike Reynolds, thanks Newk’s manager, Joe Gorfido, and discusses the importance of the Farragut High School Education Foundation to the school and resulting successes.

A big thank you to CINDY PONZURICK, who served our Chamber well. Good luck, Cindy! We will miss you!

AMBASSADOR OF THE MONTH

Daniel Monday SLAMDOT On behalf of the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce we would like to commend you for all that you do to help not only us, but our community. It’s because of people like you that our town is such a wonderful place to live and work.

Calendar of Events Please call the Chamber office at 675-7057 for information June 14

Networking

8:00 – 9:30 am

Michael Broyles Photography 12748 Kingston Pike

June 21

Networking

8:00 – 9:30 am

McAlister’s Deli 11140 Parkside Drive

June 28

Networking

8:00 – 9:30 am

US Cellular 11125 Parkside Drive, Suite D

July 4

Town of Farragut 25th Annual Independence Day Parade

9:30 – 10:30 am

Farragut High School (start)

This newsletter is published monthly by the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce.

110 Campbell Station Road Suite 103 Knoxville, TN 37934 www.tennovaphysicians.com

2018 Clinch Avenue Knoxville, TN 37916 www.etch.com

He suggests: “Push the Refresh Button!” “Do something NEW. Get your organization excited about NEW. Have a NEW contest to encourage innovation. Reward “NEW” every minute of the day. Wake up!” Get rid of the cobwebs you have from staying the course for so long. Get your own attention to break away from what you’ve been doing for so long. JOLT yourself into asking the question “What do I have to do DIFFERENTLY? Enlist the help of your FANS, the people who are loyal to you and care about what you do. Ask them what you need to do to get out of Sleepy Hollow. They can help. Listen to them and use them.”

Tennova Primary Care Farragut

July 10

Speaker Breakfast Series featuring Randy Boyd

7:30 – 9:00 am

Fox Den Country Club 12284 North Fox Den Drive

Who’s who… by Courtney Such

NHC “Home Care” Helping you or your loved one make a speedy recovery in familiar surroundings

NHC “Home Care” was established in 1976 and is a division of National Healthcare Corporation one of the nation’s most experienced and respected senior care companies. NHC Home Care is preCourtney Such pared to help you or your loved one make a speedy recovery in the familiar surroundings of your own home. “Truly our purpose is to improve the quality of our patients’ lives through the services we provide,” explained Administrator Ginny Manning, who has been in the health care business for 37 years. She was also proud to say that NHC currently has an “all Registered Nurse staff. We provide Skilled Nursing, including psychiatric services, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Social Services and Home Health Aides.” Nursing services include medication teaching and monitoring, wound and ostomy care, IV medication administration, diabetic and cardiac care and teaching. Physical Therapy provides therapeutic exercises, risk management for falls, transfer training, strength and balance training. Speech Therapy evaluates and treats speech, swallowing, language and voice disorders. The Occupational Therapist provides education and teaching on the performance of daily living activities such as bathing and dressing, transfers and muscle re-education. Their social worker offers emotional counseling and community resource planning. The Home Health Aide provides bathing, dressing and personal care. NHC currently accepts Medicare, most Medicare replacements and commercial medical plans. Skilled services meeting the qualifications are covered 100% by traditional Medicare with no co-payment required. NHC Home Care has 37 offices in 4 states, including Tennessee, Florida, Missouri and South Carolina, helping people in all of their locations to heal in familiar surroundings. “It is my belief (and research has shown) that people recover quicker when they are at home,” added Manning. For more information on NHC Home Care or to see if you qualify for in home care, visit www.nhccare.com or call 865-539-0242.

Is Your Business Fiscally Fit? by Robert Karpick Senior Business Partner, TSBDC

Physical fitness has once again become an important part of my life. I recently realized Robert Karpick that I was so out of shape that I decided to invest the time, energy, and effort into reversing the destruction that a few too many bowls of ice cream and lunches out of the office had done for me. In February, I invested in the P90X program from Team BeachBody and never looked back. I work out at least one hour per day and monitor my caloric intake. In addition to that, I track my workouts with such detail that I even have a spreadsheet that displays my performance results graphically. Knowledge is power and power creates change. The same can be said for a lot of businesses when it comes to their “fiscal” fitness. It may have been some time since you have really paid attention to your financial performance. Fiscal fitness is more than seeing a positive balance in your bank account. Here are some things you should know about your company’s financial picture… Are there ways that I can improve my cash flow? How do the balance sheet and income statements help me diagnose problems and opportunities in my business? How can a breakeven analysis help me make better pricing and investment decisions? Do I have enough working capital to support growth? If you do not know the answers to these questions, you need to consider doing as I did for my physical fitness. You should invest in the resources, you should dedicate the time, effort and energy to understand your business’ financial condition. If you do not track your fiscal performance, you should do so and review those results so that changes can be made and your business can be optimized. As a result of my efforts, I have now shed over 50 pounds and over 10% body fat. The investment paid off and it will for you. TSBDC business specialists can assist you in achieving fiscal fitness for your business. The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is a free and confidential service. Visit the website at www.tsbdc.org or call the office at 865-246-2663 for additional information or to make an appointment.

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