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• Linkup Partners, a fellowship mentoring club at Farragut Middle School, is sponsoring a “Liberty Chain Challenge” to raise money for 278th soldiers in Iraq and for a tsunami relief fund. The challenge begins Monday, Jan. 20, and club members are making color-coded links from construction paper. The color coding matches the student groups (pods) at the school. Students may purchase colored links for a quarter. The links will be stapled together to create the liberty chains. The pod with thelongest liberty chain will receive prizes.

• The following Farragut residents were recently named to the King College’s Dean’s List in Bristol, Tenn; Evan Taylor Giordano, Benjamin Taylor Haney and Diana Joy Summmers. Angela Dea Montreuil was named to the President’s List.

• Yuki Lamb of Knoxville has been named to the Scholastic Honor Roll for the fall 2004 term at Oregon State University. Lamb is a freshman majoring in business administration. To be on the honor roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work and earn a 3.5 grade point average.

• Farragut Primary School is looking for parents, grandparents and community volunteers to share different cultures with the students during Multicultural Week, Monday, Jan. 24, through Friday, Jan. 28. Have you lived in another country? Are your relatives from a different nation? Have you visited abroad and would like to share your experiences? If so, then FPS needs you. This is a one-time commitment of approximately 30 minutes. FPS is looking for those willing to share their heritage or experience with the classes. FPS is also looking for foreign postcards to put on the bulletin board and hopes to have a lot of countries represented during this educational week. If you are willing to share your heritage or multi-cultural experiences with some of the students, please contact Deborah Dickerson at 966-4666 or Deanna Heal at 671-7616.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College is offering two new courses this spring semester to help prepare people to take the Tennessee Real Estate Appraisal License exam. The credit courses are part of the college’s Real Estate certificate program. The courses will meet throughout spring semester, which begins Jan. 18. Fundamentals of Residential Real Estate Appraisal is offered from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m., Wednesdays, and Income Property Valuation will meet from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m., Thursdays. Both classes are taught by state-certified appraisers and meet the pre-licensing requirements of the Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission. For more information, contact the Certificate Programs office at 865-694-6416. Students must have already applied for admission to the college to register.

• Greenway School, a private, independent middle school, will hold a visitor's open house from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 23. Interested families are invited to tour the classrooms, meet the teachers and ask questions about Greenway's enhanced curriculum for sixth through eighth grades. No reservations are necessary. The school is located in West Knoxville: from I-40 Lovell Road exit, proceed south across Kingston Pike onto Canton Hollow Road. Greenway School is on the left about a mile from the intersection. For more information, call 865-777-0197 or visit


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