First day of schoolPrepared for her first day of school with lunchbox in hand, kindergarten student Reese Goodson, 5, arrives at Farragut Primary Tuesday morning, Aug. 12. Alongside Reese with loving support is her mother, Gretchen Goodson.
Whirlpool Corporate help for baby Culbreths’ heart surgeryThe latest in a series of surgeries for a tiny baby girl less than 1 year old, open heart surgery,
is scheduled in September at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
Attempting to lighting the mounting financial and emotional burdens on parents Bradley and Megan Culbreth of Farragut, Whirlpool Corporation’s West Knoxville location, 414 N. Peters Road, is responding: holding a benefit yard sale for 11-month-old Collyns Culbreth from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, in the business’s front parking lot.
“We’re taking just about anything, clothes, furniture, household goods,” Megan, an inside sales representative at Whirlpool, said. Donations can be taken at Whirlpool’s North Peters location from 8 a.m. to noon through Friday, Aug. 15. “We’re asking most people to bring them in already priced, but I have a feeling we’ll probably be pricing a lot ourselves.”
Donations of smaller items are requested to be bagged in groups where each item in that bag has the same price: a $1 bag, a $5 bag, a $10 bag, etc. read more
Wheeler 5K fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 23With strong support from Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Farragut where she’s a member, Becky Johnson relied on her Christian faith when dealing with traumatic news.
Johnson’s daughter, Brooke Wheeler of Austin, Texas, “had a seizure on June 28, 2013,” mom said.
An inoperable malignant brain tumor was discovered “on her right frontal motor cortex, which affects the left side of her body. If they removed it, it would paralyze her,” Johnson added.
As a result of brain trauma from a biopsy that indicated the tumor was cancerous, “It took her from July 1  until the first few weeks of March to walk without assistance,” Johnson said. “She had to learn how to eat again.”
Crediting answered prayers from God, “She’s doing really well. She’s walking, she’s driving, she’s traveling, she’s parasailing,” Johnson said. “… She’s gone from being totally helpless to working full time maintaining websites for veterinary clinics.” read more
How can I help my cat’s hairball issuesQ: “Willie,” my cat, has been having a lot of hairballs lately. He’s never had this problem until the last 6 months or so, and the special hairball food doesn’t seem to be helping. My veterinarian thought I should bring him in to be checked out, but he seems just fine except for the hairballs. Any thoughts? E.A., Farragut read more
Marital spat strategies
Expert shares 4 steps to tiff and winI must warn you I’m not a marriage counselor and I’m on my second marriage, but I have learned some successful spatting skills in the 41 years I’ve been married and I think you’ll find them helpful.
My ideas will work for many fights, but to illustrate my strategies, I decided to pick a fight that’s common among couples; clutter conflicts. (Wow that’s a tongue twister: common couple’s clutter conflicts. I dare you to try and say it five times without screwing up.) The underlying cause of this conflict is stuff. It’s the my-stuff vs your-stuff which is the most common cause of a bout about clutter, because one sees his stuff as his stuff and the other guy’s stuff as clutter and it works the other way around, so it’s a blame game and couples have been playing it since Adam and Eve argued about whose leaf was whose that got left on the ground. read more
FHS Baseball Championship CelebrationOne final celebration of Farragut High School baseball’s 2014 Class AAA state championship, the program’s ninth overall, was enjoyed inside the Ballpark at Farragut above John Heatherly Field Tuesday evening, June 3.
Boosters, mostly parents of Admirals players, grilled hamburgers and hotdogs along with providing various other snacks as players and coaches enjoyed one last get-together before FHS Class of 2014 players headed to college. A celebration cake was unveiled and promptly gobbled up.
A few short speeches came before a video highlight of the season was played, which included moments of humor, inside Dean Field House.
For more photos from this event, please see Westside Faces on our print edition.