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Weakley County Bucket List Soundscape
be used to construct the 20 feet by 20
feet “playable art” structure that will be
Weakley County is a GREAT Room in Dresden. The room is a From Page 11 broken down into three pieces of art.
place to spend live! Because of this, part of the Library in Dresden. Ned downtown Martin, the goals are to en- “The goal is to get the metal donated
we have compiled a Weakley County Ray built and furnished the room as a hance the historic area, create a region- so that we are only left trying to raise
Bucket List – things that are a “must- gift to his home county. The room re- al impact and enhance tourism for the $3-4,000 to actually build the sound-
do” while you are here. Here’s the veals photos ranging from family to community – things that the young col- scape. I am hoping for donations from
list, in no particular order: presidents and foreign leaders. lege student feels are well within reach local businesses to accomplish this so
* Tater Town Special, Gleason * Get a room at ‘Our Backyard with the project. that the people in this community can
– Held in September, it celebrates Town Bed and Breakfast, Martin “I want to leave Martin saying that I actually put their stamp on it as well,”
Gleason as the capital of sweet po- – Offering a small wedding chapel did something to impact the communi- Flowers shared.
tato plants. Events include gospel or outdoor weddings, warm and cozy ty in a positive way because I am proud Once the funding is secured, Null
singing, barbecue cookoff, parade, bed and breakfast featuring rustic, of getting my education here,” Flow- can begin bringing the sketch to life
craft fair, class reunions, live enter- romantic cabins, and antique collec- ers added.The broadcasting major has within a matter of weeks and the City
tainment, and more. tions. A lifetime collection of 27 an- enlisted the help of local welder John of Martin would secure a work of art
* Tennessee Soybean Festival, tique cars, 4 acres of antiques includ- Null to help implement the design. right in the heart of downtown that is
Martin – Planned for Sept. 3-11. ing a 1930’s drug store, the Corvette Null has created numerous sculptures both a sight and sound to behold.
The Soybean Festival provides fun Shed, and much more. by manipulating metal and his work To find out how to contribute to the
for the family, community barbe- * Check out The Arts Co-Op can be found across the nation. project, contact Flowers at 1-931-249-
cue, live, admission-free entertain- on Lindell Street in Martin. Local UTM visual arts professor Jason 4791 or by email at joedflow@yahoo.
ment every night, street Fair, MTD artists have pooled their talents and Stout designed the sketch of the pro- com. There is also a Facebook page
Car Show; Parade, Mayor’s Lun- feature a gallery of their works in the posed soundscape. The bulk of the – City of Martin Sculpture Soundscape
cheon, and more. This year, check historic district of downtown Martin. money needed is for the metal that will – dedicated to the project.
out the music line-up: Kansas, Get inspired to join the co-op for a
Uncle Kracker, Diamond Rio, and minimum fee and be a part of the ar-
Mark Schultz. For more informa-
tion, see the festival website: www.
tnsoybeanfestival.org. Don’t forget
* Watch a movie at The Cine
Theatre in Martin.
Welcome to Campus! www.utmdining.com
to get a SUPER LOW-PRICED bag * Take a picnic to the park in
of books at the C.E. Weldon Library Dresden, located on Evergreen Come visit us at our various locations on campus...
Book Fair, directly across from the Street.
music stage!) * Find out what is happening at In the food court
* Corn and Music Fest, Sharon the different town libraries. They (University Center)
– Held in September, the event seeks often have meet-the-author and book Open 7 days a week!
to promote tourism and community signing events. Try the Greenfield,
involvement with a cemetery walk, Sharon, Martin, and Dresden librar-
free city-wide barbecue, fireworks, ies.
health fair, pet show, corn-eating * Shop for cheap! Try Daisy
contest, quilt show street dance, pa- Mae’s in Martin, Yardsale Treasures
rade 5K run, live entertainment, and in Dresden, The Clothing Exchange
more. Website: www.sharoncamfest. in Greenfield, and Flip Your Fashion
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Uncle Kracker to headline at “We make your good health our business”
Soybean Festival student night
thursday, sept. 8
at 9 p.m.
Free meal in weldon park
For utm students
Uncle Kracker, Kansas and Dia-
mond Rio will headline the 18th An-
nual Tennessee Soybean Festival Sept.
Open for business in our
3-11 in Martin.
A mix of free musical entertain-
ment, along with a carnival, disc golf
tournament, pageants, talent contest,
parade, 18th annual barbecue cook-off Monday, August 22nd
and 15th annual car and bicycle show,
also highlight this year’s event.
“The foundational premise of our
116 Commons Drive
festival is to bring the community
together in ways that are fun, engag-
(Next door to Huddle House, Martin TN)
ing and exciting,” David Belote, Ten-
nessee Soybean Festival Committee
chair, said. “Truly, the Soybean Fes- Van’s
tival Committee and our many spon-
sors will accomplish this with the 18th
Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival.
At the same time, we want to honor
and promote agriculture in West Ten-
nessee … we want to celebrate every-
thing that is good about living in West NOW WITH
“There are so many positive ways U ncle K racKer CONVENIENT
the soybean impacts our lives. The On Friday, Kansas is slated to per-
products made from soybeans are so form. Diamond Rio is the Saturday DRIVE-THRU!
numerous and diverse that the bean night concert. All concerts are free.
has become known as the ‘magic Uncle Kracker of Detroit, Mich., hit
No. 1 with “Drift Away” and “Follow
Shop with the people you know & trust
bean.’ The magic found in the soy-
bean personifies itself during the Ten- Me.”
Kansas released hit singles such as
nessee Soybean Festival. The bean is
responsible for bringing thousands of “Carry on Wayward Son” and “Dust in We’ll match any local competitor’s price with proof
people together for a week that is fun, the Wind.”
engaging and exciting. The Tennes- Diamond Rio, from Nashville, hit
see Soybean Festival is about building No. 1 with “Meet in the Middle,”
community and enhancing community “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,”
spirit. “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess”
“Our home is at the ‘Crossroads of and “I Believe.”
Good Living,’ and the Tennessee Soy- Traditional festival events will in-
bean Festival is a celebration of those clude the Mayor’s Kickoff Luncheon,
the Soybean Farmer’s Breakfast,
things we hold near and dear, our
families, our friends, and the ongoing
positive development of Northwest
Prayer Breakfast, “Salute to Our He-
roes” dinner for the Martin police and
All Major Insurance Accepted
The 2011 festival will include the
fire departments and School Children’s
Street Fair and lunch for the children.
festival parade at 6:30 p.m. as the
Tuesday night feature; the seventh an-
nual Faith and Community Night, with
Also included in the lineup are the
“Singing Bee” live game show, golf
tournament, 5K run, health fair, bi-
Mark Schultz as the Wednesday night cycle rodeo and Punt, Pass and Kick MON. FRI. 8:30 6:00 • SAT 8:30 5:00
entertainment; and Uncle Kracker per- competition. In business since 1972! Martin’s only locally owned pharmacy!
forming Thursday night. See Soybean, Page 10
PAGE 4 THE WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2011
Disc golf offers affordable recreation Discs are available at Ken-
Staff Writer Tenn Sports for a range of
The sun is out, the wind is gently $5 to $40. Much like golf
blowing and the greens look freshly clubs, golf discs are chosen by
trimmed — a perfect day for golfing. ranges of weights from a long-
But, as the first player steps to the range “driver” to a short-range
tee pad, no bag-wielding caddy is in “putter,” but an entire course
sight and instead of holding a driver, can be played with a mid-range
the golfer pulls out what appears to disc. Nine holes can be played
be a frisbee. While, to the average in roughly 35 minutes.
unsuspecting person, this might sound Moore hopes to get a group
a bit like a dream, the sport of disc to adopt the course and after
golf is a very big reality and it has the course has established
been growing in popularity since its itself in the area, other groups
beginnings in the 1970s. It is essentially will come and the Martin-
a sport that seeks to combine frisbee area group will travel to play
and golf and, in the process, eliminates in other places. With the fall
the great expense of golf while still college semester beginning
following its basic rules. Also, like soon, Moore expects the sport
golf, it embraces obstacles. Instead of to be taken up by campus
sand traps and water hazards in golf, recreation for intramurals. Also,
many courses have trips through the a tournament has been planned
woods. Today, one out of every five for the Soybean Festival with
rounds of golf played is disc golf. professional players coming in
Martin Parks and Recreation for the event.
Director Brian Moore first heard about “I’ve worked for the city for
FORE – Nick Winstead, a student at the disc toward his target during a round of 21 years and we’ve had this
the sport two years ago from the head
of the parks and rec department in University of Tennessee at Martin from disc golf at the course at Harrison Road property just sitting here. I
Murfreesboro. Dyersburg and a Martin Parks and Recre- Park. The 18-hole course is free and open wanted to offer something for
“I knew we had the land, but I wasn’t ation Department volunteer, flips a flying to the public. Photo by Sara Rachels people of a different sector of
sure how much we needed,” Moore the community. After a certain
admitted. “I contacted the designer, H.B. Clark, who is a professional course age, you don’t play softball or baseball anymore,” Moore explained. The course
designer. It’s a very safe course. Most people put the courses around ball parks will be open year-round from daylight until dusk and in any weather.
and colleges put them between dorms.”
Clark designed Martin’s course around the adult softball fields off of Harrison
Road. With help from the parks and rec staff, the fairways were created in nearby
fields and wooded areas with some holes dropping 30 feet and some elevating
40 feet. This past Monday all 18 holes were completed with the exception of
some last-minute clean-up of rough edges. All recyclable materials were used in
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and it gained popularity. Now there are courses in Paducah and Mayfield. I you afford not to get your physical? le
wanted to have something locally to bring people in to Martin for recreation We also provide school/sports/camp/well-baby physicals!
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Tips to cozy up your dorm room Student loan debt help
Four white walls, a closet and, if you’re lucky, a desk fashion bedding options abound from flirty floral de- to Thosejob should consider the following tips.
facing loan repayment while struggling
... welcome to your new home, college students. As signs to bold bright colors for girls, to masculine stripes
and plaids or solid reversible sets for guys. Nautica(R) * Don’t delay requests for help. Procrastination
dreary as a dorm room can seem, a few simple steps can
takes the popular cotton jersey knit a step further in their isn’t a good approach to dealing with debt, wheth-
easily transform that drab dorm room into a space you’ll
“Glen Cove” set that includes a jersey knit comforter. er that debt is from student loans, credit cards or
want to come home to in a few easy steps.
A Place for Everything ... personal loans. Recent graduates who cannot find
Bed Bath & Beyond suggests a few tips to help col-
Everything In Its Place work or who were laid off should contact their
lege students and their parents get started.
When trying to figure out how to fit all of your worldly lenders right away and inquire about lowering or
“You don’t need to be an interior designer or worry
possessions into a small space, remember these simple postponing monthly payments. It’s never good to
about breaking the bank,” commented Catherine Gentile
tips: miss a payment, which will negatively impact an
of Bed Bath & Beyond. “Focus on a few key areas to
- Stack it. Add colorful totes on top of shelves to keep individual’s credit rating and is almost certain to
bring your personality and affordable style to decorate
things neat and organized while also adding a pop of draw a financial penalty. If trouble is on the ho-
this blank canvas.”
color throughout your space. rizon, consult the lender as early as possible. The
* Don’t “Bare” with it. Bare walls and floors don’t
- Stow it. Look for pieces that multitask like a stor- lender will likely grant a deferment or forbear-
increase the cozy factor. Start with an area rug to add
age ottoman that provides storage and seating space and ance, neither of which will tarnish an individual’s
a focal point in the room while providing the creature
even has a lid that when turned upside down doubles as credit.
comforts of home to bare feet. Next consider your walls,
a table or lap desk. * Don’t ignore it. Simply ignoring a student loan
choose wall art that doesn’t require mounting with a
- Hang it. Make your closet work for you. First, use and not repaying it is not a good approach. The loan
hammer and nails (a no-no in most dormitories). Con-
the same type of hanger to create uniformity. Select a will still be there, and even bankruptcy court is not
sider a set of 3 dry erase “wall pops” that peel and stick
set of Razor(TM) thin hangers that are made from eco- likely to discharge a student loan. In other words,
and can be moved to change them up on a whim.
friendly recycled ABS plastic, and have an ultra slim individuals are going to have to repay their student
* Make your bed (really, really comfy). Layer in the
design to save space. Then use a double hang closet rod loans, so ignoring them is not going to work. If an
comfort to take the standard issue dorm bed to the next
that you can adjust horizontally and vertically to find the individual stops repaying his or her loan without
level! Since you won’t know where your mattress has
right fit for what you need. Simply hang on your existing being granted a deferment or forbearance, eventu-
been, encase it in an Entomologist lab tested and recom-
closet rod and -- voila, you now have twice the space. ally wages might be garnished and private lenders
mended Allergy Luxe(R) bed bug mattress protector to
Then use the additional space to create shelving. Use might even sue their borrowers.
keep the bed bugs at bay. Then smooth out the lumps
gearbox organizers and choose a 6 shelf for clothing or * Don’t panic. The current economy could seem
and bumps with a mattress topper of your choice, be it
10 shelf for shoes and accessories. daunting to recent graduates. Some may wonder
feather, fiber or foam.
- Hide it. Start under the bed by attaching a set of if they will ever find work in their fields or if they
* Bedding is the biggest decor bang for the buck.
bed lifts to the bottom of your bedposts to gain up to 7 will ever be able to repay their loans. But panick-
When searching for bedding, first find out if your new
precious inches of storage space. Use underbed bags to ing won’t help. Lenders will be willing to work
bed is twin extra long, a slightly longer twin bed size
store items you don’t need to access all the time, includ- with borrowers who are honest and straightfor-
which is commonly found in dorm rooms. Since the bed
ing off-season clothing, extra bedding and shoes. ward. Avoiding lenders and missing payments will
is typically the biggest decor piece in the room, it’s the
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easiest way to make a statement. This year, affordable
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Big box stores not necessarily best bet
When buying anything from furni- on their lists. What sets StudentMarket.com and lines, or hunt for parking spots, mak-
ture to electronics, consumers are of- Shopping in smaller stores or inde- other smaller retailers apart from ing for a stress-free shopping experi-
ten inclined to turn to their nearby big pendent online retailers also may be big box retailers is their dedication ence that’s also smart from an envi-
box store as a first stop in comparison preferable to many consumers. The to service and providing customers ronmental standpoint.
shopping. trend is to revitalize “Main Street with extensive product information, Because of a more specialized se-
Although big box retailers do of- America” by shopping smaller re- including customer product reviews, lection, dedicated product specialists
fer competitive prices, they may not tailers and “Mom & Pop” establish- to help them make an informed deci- also may be more knowledgeable
be the best option for consumers try- ments. sion. about the stock and functionality of
ing to stay on budget or close to it. Some companies actually offer in- The company offers knowledge- certain items.
Boutique shops, local merchants and centives to do so. During the 2010 able product specialists based in the Local Gives More Back
independent online retailers, such as holiday season, American Express U.S. that can help shoppers find just A September 2009 study in Civic
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retailer of budget-approved furniture counts on items purchased at small fers a diversity of merchandise that the Box: A Report on Independent
and home goods, often offer competi- businesses on the Saturday after Black generally surpasses big box retailers. Merchants and the Local Economy,”
tive prices and better overall service Friday. There is a new initiative to re- Smaller Crowds and reviewed financial data from 15 local-
than bigger chains. name that day “Small Business Satur- Fewer Hassles ly owned businesses in New Orleans
Good Things Come in day” in an effort to encourage more Another advantage to shopping and compared these stores’ impact on
Smaller Packages consumers to shop small businesses, smaller retailers or even online is that the local economy to that of an aver-
Price is a major factor in where specialty and boutique retailers. shoppers don’t have to drive long age SuperTarget(R) store.
people shop. Millions of people turn Better Service, Low Prices distances, fight crowds, endure long See Shopping, Page 7
to big box retailers thinking they will Many shoppers, particularly
get the best prices, but a little research younger shoppers with less dispos-
can yield other findings. While some able income, are under the mistaken
bigger chains may offer doorbuster impression that big box retailers are
sales luring customers in with the the best way to shop due to wide-
“item du jour,” in general, prices on spread advertising by these retail gi-
most everyday items are the same or ants. This type of shopping, however,
higher than other retailers. All it takes could come at the expense of poor
is an online comparison of a certain customer service or limited selection.
product to show the similarity in pric- “Consumers are extremely focused
ing. on getting the best value, as well as
According to University of Utah having access to informative prod-
assistant marketing professors Arul uct reviews,” said Oren Milgram,
and Himanshu Mishra, it’s common President of StudentMarket.com.
to find similar pricing on most items “Multiple online images, the ability
in many big box stores. Therefore, to zoom in to see detail, a variety of
these retailers use big-ticket items flexible payment options, and a con-
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sumer-friendly return policy are just
stay in the store to get the remaining a few of the many other benefits of
higher-margin items and accessories shopping this site.”
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Tips to boosting your GPA Top 10 most popular majors
Grade point average, or GPA, advancements. Students hoping to
is a number that follows students boost their GPA should keep the fol- Each year, college kids 4. Biology/Biological Sci-
through high school and college. lowing tips in mind. across the country face the ences
An often accurate representation of * Keep course load in mind. High difficult decision of choosing 5. Education
a student’s academic performance, schoolers may not be able to dictate a major. Some schools allow 6. English Language and
GPA is always changing, giving stu- the number of classes they take, but students to choose a major Literature
dents constant opportunities to im- they can limit their extracurricular at their own pace while oth- 7. Economics
prove as a result. activities or extra-credit projects. ers require students to pick a 8. Communications Stud-
A GPA is a cumulative number For college students, don’t try to major freshman year. ies/Speech Communication
that represents grades as a numeri- pack your schedule full of classes. Though capricious college and Rhetoric
cal value divided by the number of Too many classes can make it dif- kids are known to change 9. Political Science and
courses taken. The higher a student’s ficult to devote adequate study time their majors from time to Government
GPA, the better that student has per- to each class. Taking six classes and 10. Computer and Informa-
time, according to the Princ-
formed in school. Colleges may base getting a C in each is less beneficial
eton Review, a resource to tion Sciences
acceptances on high school GPA and than taking five classes and earning
straight As. help students, parents and Though these majors are
additional aptitude tests, including educators achieve the best popular, the Princeton Re-
the SAT exam. Once in a college or * Focus on the big picture instead
of just the grade. When in class, do results at every stage of their view notes they are not nec-
university, a student’s GPA can earn
him or her academic awards and
educational careers, the fol- essarily the majors that gar-
See GPA, Page 9
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contrast, the local retailers returned in the country. 3. Nursing lucrative that field might be.
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Greenway combines recreation and student partnership
The Martin Greenway was first building of trails on the land owned AFTERNOON
envisioned by Brian Brown, the late by UTM behind the Chancellor’s DELIGHT –
director of UTM’s Campus Recre- Residence. Starting at the corner of Walkers, bicyclists,
ation Program, who saw the need for the 45 bypass and University Av- joggers and more
a multi-purpose trail in and around enue, the trail formed a continuous can take advantage
the City of Martin and the UTM path partially along an old railroad
of the scenic gre-
campus. right of way across UTM property to
downtown Martin. enway that canals
Brown was fatally injured when
Side trails designed for multi-pur- through Martin.
he was struck by a truck while riding
his bicycle along the shoulder of the pose use (horses, bicyclists, and pe- The paved trail al-
highway 45 bypass. destrians) link with this main corri- lows nature and
The first stage coincides with the See Greenway, Page 10 health enthusiasts
to enjoy its tran-
your grade and show him or her that
GPA you’re putting in the effort.
From Page 7 • Give all classes equal attention.
your best to pay attention, learn and Some college students pad their
study. Changing your approach to schedule with one or two “easy”
focus on learning, rather than having classes in an effort to boost their
a specific grade in mind, will lessen GPA. However, most times there’s
the pressure and make your goals no such thing as an easy class. Taking
more attainable. Introduction to Astronomy or Horse-
• Don’t procrastinate. Do assign- back Riding 101 simply because you
ments promptly to allow for proof- think it will be a breeze may back-
reading and reworking, if necessary. fire, especially if you don’t put the
For example, if you have a writing same level of effort into the course.
assignment due, give yourself time That “easy” course can quickly turn
for rewrites. Chances are if you edit difficult if you’re getting Ds because
your material, the final copy will be of lack of effort.
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with Santa” event at the Virginia
Weldon Library in early December.
Soybean Become a volunteer
From Page 3 Martin’s Tennessee Downtown Program is currently taking ap-
From Page 9 On May 13, 2003, the Greenway plications for volunteers.
dor. Dr. Richard Helgeson’s students Foundation sponsored a bike ride Among other activities planned are
Anyone interested in the future growth and development of the
stabilized the old railroad bridge, to Nashville to publicize the grant the Crossroads Lunch/Celebration historic downtown area is welcome to join the program and get
and UTM engineering students sur- request as they delivered the grant of Civic Organizations, bingo, an involved.
veyed the route. On an outing Aug. proposal to TDOT officials. Sandy art exhibit and competition, Bik- The program is molded after the well-known Main Street
24, 2002 the Brian Brown Greenway and Phil Davis spearheaded this ers for Books Poker Run, Cancer Program that has given many cities around the country the op-
Citizens Advisory Committee scout- event. Several folks rode the entire Crash Car Bash, book sale at the portunity for grant money to be used in bringing new businesses
ed out possible locations of the main 150 miles from Martin to Nashville C.E. Weldon Public Library, city- to often neglected downtowns, which were once the heart of the
corridor along with Dr. Helgeson to publicize the Martin’s grant appli- wide merchant sidewalk sale, mu- community.
and one of his senior students, Chris cation. sical performances by Reba Wade Martin’s downtown has recently completed the training pro-
Goodman, a senior in engineering, Other groups involved in support- music studio High Variety, along gram and has utilized the grant money for several projects in the
with Rock in the Park, a side- historic district, including new banners and new welcome signage.
who performed preliminary engi- ing the greenway financially were Applications can be downloaded from the city’s community devel-
neering work. The non-profit Brian the Brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha, who walk chalk art contest, quilt show, opment website: www.martintennessee.org or can be picked up
Brown Greenway Foundation, Inc. donated proceeds from the 2004 Pike youth soccer matches, several other from community development director Kimberly Craddock at City
has been involved in several fund- Fights to the Greenway. These dona- breakfasts and a Sunday brunch Hall or The Weakley County Press office on South Lindell Street.
raisers to raise matching funds for tions along with those of a number by Sodexo. For festival informa- For more information, contact Kimberly Craddock at 588-
the TDOT grant. In March 2002 and of student groups from UTM, public tion, the schedule and sponsors are 2507.
April 2003, the Martin Rotary Club service clubs, area businesses and posted at www.tnsoybeanfestival. Volunteers must be willing to donate time and energy to the
used its “Spring Fling” to support the individuals have brought the foun- org. For additional information, above areas. They do not have to live in Martin or own businesses
greenway. Moreover, in May 2002, dation close to its original fundrais- call Kimberly Craddock, at 588- in the City.
the BBGF sponsored a Mike Snider ing goal for phase 1 of the greenway 2507, or by email to mcd@martint- The committees include economic restructuring, events and
concert with proceeds going to the – primarily the construction of the
greenway. In September, the Brian paved path. Landscaping, benches,
Brown Greenway Foundation spon- picnic tables and information kiosks
sored the Carson Barnes Circus – a were not part of the original budget,
tremendous success financially and but will be necessary to make the
an outstanding community event. greenway something the entire com-
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Soundscape is marriage of town and gown
While the project is phased for two the nation. I told myself that I want
years in the making, the lasting effects that here and I made it my goal to get
can be life long across the region. one in downtown Martin,” Flowers
It has taken the vision of a Uni- noted.
versity of Tennessee at Martin stu- Typically, a University Scholars
dent and a collaboration of commu- project involves the field of the stu-
nity partners and those involved will dent’s choice, but Flowers said he is
leave a permanent stamp in down- not a music or science major.
town Martin. “I didn’t want to do the bare mini-
UTM broadcasting major Joel mum to get by and graduate with this
Flowers, 21, said the idea behind his project. I am not a science or math
University Scholars project is to cre- person. I wanted the project that I
ate “playable art” for the young and chose to have an impact. I always
young at heart to enjoy generation had a thing for music. I appreciate it
after generation. for what it is, but I am not technical
The proposed metal exhibit can cre- about it,” Flowers noted.
ate sounds in a variety of ways. The A VISION OF COMMUNITY project to a new level by trying to in- When asked why he chose the City
first and most natural way to create PLUS UNIVERSITY – UTM stu- corporate the community’s help with of Martin’s downtown Festival Park
sound would be from wind, accord- dent Joel Flowers has taken a senior a piece of art in downtown Martin. as a location for the sculpture sound-
ing to Flowers. Another way to create scape, Flowers said that a Univer-
sound is by moving the suspended in- could be a permanent, interactive fix- The closest replica is located in Chat- sity Scholars project is designed as
ner workings of the sculpture against ture in downtown Martin. tanooga, which is what Flowers said a community service and he didn’t
one another and a third way to create Not only would the Martin com- peaked his inspiration for the project. understand why more projects don’t
sound would be by striking parts of munity be enhanced by the project, “I saw one in Chattanooga in 2008 involve the community.
the sculpture. but very few “sculpture soundscapes” while visiting a friend and I wondered With a soundscape located in
Once the project is complete, it grace communities across the nation. why there isn’t one in every park in See Soundscape, Page 2
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