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  • Published as a public service for the Sewanee community since 1985.

    The Sewanee Mountain

    VOL. XXIV No. 35 Thursday, October 9, 2008

    THE SEWANEE MOUNTAINMESSENGERP.O. Box 296

    Sewanee, Tennessee 37375

    Presorted Std.U.S. Postage

    PAIDSewanee, TNPermit #55

    Community Council representa-tives are being sought to fill vacan-cies in all four districts. Repre-sentatives will be chosen by ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Sewanee Elementary School, in an election scheduled to coincide with the state and federal elections.

    Whos Leaving?Community Council represen-

    tatives whose terms end in 2008 are District 1Marymor (Boo) Cravens and Joan Wade; District 2Pam Byerly and Dan Rather; District 3Peg Palisano, Willard Bridges and one unfilled seat; Dis-trict 4Mary Blount.

    On Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., at the Sewanee Community Center, the Racial-Gender Justice Committee of the Cumberland Center for Justice and Peace (CCJP) will host a free screening of the film We Shall Over-come, followed by a panel discussion. The 58-minute documentary tells the story of the song that became a civil rights anthem.

    Harry Bellefonte narrates the film, which includes an interview with singer-songwriter Pete Seeger. The history of the song is closely tied to the history of Highlander Folk School, originally located in Monteagle. The panel will feature Marymor (Boo) Cravens, a friend of Highlander founder Miles Horton and an early supporter of the school;

    Early VotingOct. 1530

    The U.S. presidential and state general elections will be held Nov. 4. Early voting will start on Oct. 15 and continue through Oct. 30. For additional information contact the elections administrator at the Frank-lin County Election Commission, 839 Dinah Shore Blvd., Suite 1, Winchester; 967-1893.

    F.C. School Board Meets Today

    The Franklin County School Board will meet in regular session today at 6:30 p.m. at the Board of Education office, 215 S. College St., Winchester. The meeting is open to the public. Steve Ford is Sewanees representative on the board.

    Sewanee Oktoberfest Sat.Celebrate Oktoberfest on Saturday,

    Oct. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center with lots of food, fun and Bazzanias live music. Funds raised will benefit the Sewanee Senior Citizens Center and the Sewanee Community Center.

    Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for seniors and children (those under 5 are free). A delicious traditional Oktoberfest meal will be served; the meal will cost $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. If weather permits, some childrens games will be organized. Everyone is encouraged to come join in the fun!

    Poet Middleton to Read Today

    David Middleton will read from his poetry on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 4:30 p.m. in the McGriff Alumni House. A reception and book signing will follow the reading, sponsored by the Sewanee Review. Copies of Middle-tons books will be available.

    SAS boarding students enjoy a dinner away from the dining hall, thanks to the generosity of SAS Mountain Family Rhonda and Barry Rollins of Tracy City.

    Each year St. Andrews-Sewanee School welcomes 80 to 100 boarding students from across the country and around the world. One hallmark of the boarding program is the op-portunity to experience Southern hospitality through the schools Mountain Family Dinners. Groups of eight to 10 students are welcomed into local homes for a relaxed evening and a home-cooked meal.

    SAS and its boarding students give thanks to the following fami-lies for their hospitality during the first Mountain Family Dinner of the year: Judy and Kent Anderson, Chris and Gary Butterworth, Hunt Oliver and Patton Watkins, Beverly and Derrick Hill, Anne Chenoweth

    Andrea Hatcher, assistant profes-sor of political science at the Univer-sity, will discuss the Electoral College and how it works at the Sewanee Womans Club luncheon Monday, Oct. 13, at noon in Otey parish hall on University Avenue. An optional social hour begins at 11:30 a.m.

    This Mondays menu is salmon with a creamy lemon sauce on saffron rice, fresh roasted vegetables, French bread and pumpkin cheesecake. A vegetarian alternative, spinach and feta in phyllo pastry, may be substi-tuted for the salmon. Lunch is $10.

    Lunch reservations are due by noon on Friday, Oct. 10. Call Caroline Shoemaker in Sewanee (598-0982), Sissy Stewart in Monteagle (924-2889), or e-mail Marianna Handler at [email protected] Please

    Swearingen Remembered

    A farewell breakfast in honor of the late Joseph Swearingen will be held on Monday, Oct. 13, at 8 a.m. in the Sewanee Senior Citizens Center, 5 Ball Park Rd. Swearingen was one of the founders of the mens breakfasts, which were held at the center on Monday mornings. Everyone who knew and loved him is invited to share breakfast, stories and remem-brances.

    Swim Teams Slate Car Wash

    The Franklin County swim teams are holding a car wash on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Winchester Swimplex, 211 Old Estill Springs Rd. Members of the middle school and high school swim teams are raising money to help with travel expenses for the upcoming swim season. The cost is $5 per car. Come out and support our swimmers.

    SES Walk to School Day

    Rescheduledto Friday

    Due to predicted rain on Wednes-day, Oct. 8, International Walk to School Day, Sewanee Elementary School rescheduled its walk to Friday, Oct. 10. The event will begin at 7:40 a.m. from the University bookstore; students should arrive by 7:30.

    Bus riders or early drop-offs will leave after breakfast and walk with Principal Mike Maxon to the book-store. Walkers will arrive at school at 7:55 a.m.

    The community is invited to join in the walk with students, parents and teachers to reinforce the importance of increasing physical activity among children and building connections among schools, families and the community. Last year 217 people participated in the walk.

    Families Open Homes to SAS StudentsDeutsch and Michael Owens, Lisa and Tom Howick, Caroline and Tom McGee, Robin and Jim Mainzer, Annwn and Dixon Myers, Rhonda and Barry Rollins, Regina Rourk and Max Obermiller, Andrea and Tom Sanders, Karen and Mike Singer and Robin and Dave Spaulding.

    If you would be interested in extending a welcome to boarding students, particularly international students, by sponsoring a day trip, hosting a dinner or welcoming a stu-dent into your home during a school holiday, contact International Stu-dent Coordinator Sharon Zachau at [email protected] or 598-5651.

    We Shall Overcome, the StoryBehind the Song

    Scott Bates and Marvin Goodstein, longtime Highlander advocates and former professors at the University; and Houston Roberson, historian and black studies professor at the University.

    The screening is being held in conjunction with the Sewanee Com-munity Centers free film series. Those attending are encouraged to make a $1 donation to offset the centers operating expenses and projection costs.

    For information on the film se-ries, contact Jill Carpenter at . For informa-tion about CCJP, contact Leslie Lytle at [email protected] For queries to either organization call 598-9979.

    Womans Club to Learn More About the Electoral College

    specify if you prefer a vegetarian meal or need childcare when you make your reservations. If you have made a standing reservation for this years programs, please remember to cancel your reservation if you will not be able to attend.

    The Sewanee Womans Club is open to all women in the area, and newcomers are welcome.

    Annual membership dues are $5. Revenue from dues and fund-raisers is used to support community proj-ects.

    Nine Positions Open on Community Council, Petition Deadline Oct. 15

    Only Pamela Byerly, District 2, is seeking re-election. Addition-ally, Hilda Vaughan, District 1, has resigned from the council, leaving nine seats to be filled on Nov. 4.

    Community Council represen-tatives serve four-year terms. The individual elected to Vaughans Dis-trict 1 seat will serve for two years to complete her term scheduled to end in 2010. The individual elected to the unfilled District 3 seat will serve for two years, completing the remainder of that seats term. Repre-sentatives who have completed their terms may run for re-election.

    (Continued on page 3)

    Get Flu Shots at Sewanee Senior Citizens Center

    WednesdayOn Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 11

    a.m. to 1 p.m., flu shots formulated against this winters strain of influ-enza will be available at the Sewanee Senior Citizens Center on Ball Park Road. Dewey W. Hood, M.D., of Decherd, will be giving the injections. The cost is $25.

    If you want the flu shot to be billed to Medicare, please bring your card. For more information call Naomi at 598-0771.

    University Library Announces Fall Break ScheduleThe Universitys duPont Library

    will observe fall break hours from Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 1619. They are: Thursday, Oct. 16, 8 a.m.10 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m.8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.4 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 19, 111 p.m.

    Regular hours will be observed Oct. 20Nov. 25. They are: MondayThursday, 7:45 a.m.1 a.m.; Friday, 7:45 a.m.9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.6 p.m.; Sunday, noon1 a.m.

    Deer Pre-Cull Hunt Resumes This

    Weekend.Details on page 4

    Letters, New arrivals............................2Council district map, Serving.............3DEER PRE-CULL HUNT map.............4OBITUARYWilliams; Churches......4Meetings, Leaseholders Assn rpt.......5Students earn wings, SUD delays, September Lease Committee rpt......6Blue Monarch postpones, Book Club, Low cost neuterng, GC Rotary forum, Obama-Biden HQ to open.................7A&EMovies, Senior menus, SAS Players premiere, Contradance, Senior luncheon, Red Priest, Hub

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