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Decorating Den Interiors Kozar Design Team

Volume 21, No. 1, Section A


January 2021

Tellico Area’s Premier In-Home Decorating Service


erhaps the only thing potentially more challenging than decorating your new home or redecorating your existing home is the selection of an interior designer. “A great interior designer possesses extraordinary listening skills,” replied Sandy Kozar, owner of Decorating Den Interiors, when asked what she felt was the single most important characteristic of a successful interior designer. Sandy went on to say that a great interior designer is also a great facilitator. “Your designer will ask a multitude of questions about you, your family and lifestyle, how you envision your home being used now and in the future, your personal preferences and individual tastes. And you should always be made to feel that you are a welcomed and integral part of the design team. Your completed design should be a reflection of who you are, and not your designer.” Sandy, an award-winning and professionally trained designer, and her multi-talented design group have been featured on HGTV as a Pro Network Designer, Best of Houzz three years in a row for customer service, and Dream Room Winner. Well known and respected throughout the Greater Knoxville area for her creative planning and design of both residential and commercial spaces, Sandy’s designs

are featured in the popular “The Kitchen Bible” book by Barbara Ballinger, “Love Your Home,” a newly published book by Carol Donayre-Bugg, and is a frequent contributor to “Everything Knoxville” and “East Tennessee’s Mountain Views.” Readers may also be familiar with Sandy’s work from her multiple Knoxville Parade of Homes entries and local designer Home & Garden tours. Sandy and her team have won multiple awards for their designs in an International Dream Zoom competition. In this month’s issue of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, we are excited to share with you, our recent interview with Sandy. ETMV: Sandy, what would you say sets you and your design team apart from your peers? Sandy: As degreed professional designers,

our team possesses both the education and experience required to design beautiful and functional spaces for our clients. We typically do not sell design hours, focusing instead on the quality of the products and services each client desires in order to provide them with the greatest impact for their individual budget. This unique approach allows us to spend the time necessary to design a complete and beautiful design for our clients and not be focused on the clock. We can offer our clients a curated collection of tried and true manufactured case goods, upholstery, custom window treatments, accessories, art, and more, with access nationally and internationally. We provide good, better, best, and even luxury lines for our clients with classics alongside all of the latest trends for today’s lifestyles. Clients also appreciate that we offer a complimentary

consultation to all potential new clients, including virtual consultations, which are a great opportunity to discover a little bit more about how we work. Our website SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com has tons of information including photos of our work and how we work. ETMV: What is included in your complimentary consultation? Sandy: We tour the home with the homeowners and conduct a detailed question and answer period in order to understand what the client is looking for and considerations to include in the recommended design of their home. We like to know their personality, their needs, their likes, and dislikes so we can custom create their design to be one-of-a-kind and unique for them. We also help establish Continued on page 2A ...

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the homeowner’s budget to determine the project’s scope, after which we schedule the design appointment and start making the magic happen for the client. ETMV: How long does it take for the “magic,” as you have described it, to happen? Sandy: If you truly want a beautiful room, it takes time, but it’s always worth the wait. After the initial consultation, it takes five to ten business days to create a design to present to the homeowners. Our comprehensive design plans include three-dimensional space plans, renderings, and elevations, as well as finish and fabric samples, customized for each project. Once the client makes a decision, we then order the selections, tracking all orders, updating the client on the status of their order, inspecting all as it arrives, scheduling our installer, mover and us to be there on every installation. Once everything is received, it is usually installed all in one go, just like you see on HGTV. We find that revealing the transformation this way really makes a statement. ETMV: Share with our readers what you enjoy most about interior design. Sandy: We truly enjoy the opportunity to exercise our creative skills, but our real passion is to involve our clients in this creative and transformative process. It’s difficult to describe how this energizes us. The opportunity to create something tangible from our clients’ dreams, wishes, personal tastes, preferences, and lifestyles is more rewarding than you can imagine. Even more rewarding are the personal friendships that have resulted from our close working relationships with our clients. We have truly been blessed with all of our new friends. ETMV: Sandy, how do your virtual consultations work? Sandy: Recently, we have seen a growing reliance on technology in the workplace. It has been shown to make more productive use of our clients’ time

and provides healthy safeguards as well. Everyone has a computer, so by using existing online apps, we can conduct a virtual consultation in much the same way as we would conduct an in-person consultation. And if you’re new to this type of technology, we are available to coach you and answer any question you might have. It’s easier than you might have imagined. Most of our clients have found working virtually both educational as well as exciting. ETMV: I was going to ask you to describe a typical client experience, but what if we share with our readers a recent interview we conducted with one of your clients? Sandy: In fact, that would be great. Eric and Melissa are a wonderful couple that we had the privilege of working with recently. ETMV: Melissa, what inspired you and Eric to retire to East Tennessee in 2019 after operating a small business after 40 years? Melissa: After visiting this area, we fell in love with the mountains, the lakes, the way of life and the people! We feel very blessed to live in this special place. ETMV: How did you learn about Decorating Den Interiors? Melissa: After buying our home, we decided to update the kitchen. Our kitchen designer told us about Sandy Kozar and Rachael Sheridan and recommended them highly. We decided to use Sandy because she was highly recommended and after meeting her and Rachael and checking out their prior projects, we felt very comfortable with them and knew that they would do a great job. Another consideration was that they brought everything to us and made the entire process easy.” ETMV: Describe the process. Melissa: They measured the rooms we wanted to furnish which included the foyer, the dining room, the open main living/kitchen/dining area, and the guest

bedroom. They designed different furniture layouts to choose from (with a computer layout of the room). For the main open living area, they brought pictures of furniture to choose from, fabric samples, and area rug choices. They also helped us with window coverings, draperies and custom bedding for the master bedroom and guest bedroom. And they also incorporated the artwork and things that we wanted to keep in the final design. When the furniture came in, they provided movers to not only move the new furniture in, but to move the old furniture to different rooms downstairs. They handled everything down to inserting light bulbs in the lamps. In the end, it was our vision because they listened to what we wanted and presented choices that we made. It was a positive experience from start to finish. We are happy with every single purchase and the overall look is exactly what we wanted. ETMV: And would you recommend Decorating Den Interiors to others?

Melissa: We highly recommend Sandy and Rachael from Decorating Den Interiors! Sandy: Eric and Melissa were absolutely wonderful. Their experience is typical of the experiences of all of our clients, and soon to be friends, whether you’re decorating a single room or your entire home. ETMV: Sandy, what is the best way for a respective client to reach out to you? Sandy: I suggest they first visit our website SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com to view our portfolio and read “How We Work.” From there give us a call and we will discuss your project and schedule your complimentary consultation. ETMV: Sandy, thank you for this opportunity to help our readers discover the Decorating Den Interiors – Kozar Design Team Difference. Sandy: Thank you. Decorating Den Interiors Kozar Design Team 521 Lovell Rd., Suite 205 Knoxville, TN 37932 skozar@decoratingden.com


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January Highlights

P.O. Box 432, Vonore, TN 37885 • 865-607-4337

January, 2021


Vol. 21 No. 1

elcome to the January 2021 edition of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views. Our publication’s goal is to be the most comprehensive source of information for those that reside in the area as well as those who are looking to relocate to the area. Future articles will highlight the beautiful Smoky Mountain region - its scenery and points of interest as well as its history. We also will provide articles that will acclimate you to the area and give you information that will benefit you personally. We hope you enjoy our publication!

Publisher & Editor, Judy Irmen Sales & Marketing Director, Tom Irmen Serving the Loudon & Monroe lake and golf front communities including Tellico Village, Kahite, Rarity Bay, Avalon Golf Community, Harbour Place, Tellico Harbor and Foothills Pointe. East Tennessee’s Mountain Views is published monthly. P.O. Box 432, Vonore, TN 37885 For advertising information contact East Tennessee’s Mountain Views at 865-607-4337 Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm Website: www.etmv.com E-Mail: irmenjudy@etmv.com East Tennessee’s Mountain Views does not accept any responsibility or liability for the content of, promises made, or the quality/ reliability of the products or services offered by third part advertisements contained in this publication. © 2001-2021 East Tennessee’s Mountain Views


From the Publisher

he beginning of a New Year is a great time to make changes. For instance, maybe your home needs a change in its décor to update its look. Or it might be beneficial to change how you handle your finances and maybe start saving more. Or you might want to make some positive changes in your own personal look and feel. So whatever your focus will be for 2021, it is important to make a commitment and then follow through on it. After this challenging year that we have been through, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views is looking forward to a great 2021. And we want to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal advertisers and readers for helping to make Mountain Views successful. Continue to send us your suggestions and comments, as we always appreciate your input. So Happy New Year to all and we wish you a very healthy and prosperous 2021.

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Discover an Affordable Home Update for 2021 By Aaron Hunt, Co-owner of Premiere Consignment


ith the arrival of the New Year, it’s time to act on one of your top resolutions for 2021: Updating your home’s interior. No doubt you’ve begun considering new color schemes, wallpaper, tile, carpeting, and hardwood flooring, but what about your home’s furnishings, art, accent rugs, and home décor? Updating your home can be an expensive undertaking, and if you’re closely watching your budget during retirement, like most of us, you’re likely in search of cost-effective solutions to your New Year’s updating resolution. Here’s how Premiere Consignment can help you. Premiere Consignment takes delivery of gently used, name brand furniture, home décor items, art, and Oriental rugs every day from homeowners who have relocated here from other areas of the country, in addition to items from homeowners who have downsized and who are changing things up as well. Premiere Consignment features art from well-known regional and national artists, furniture from Henredon, Lane, La-Z-Boy, Bernhardt, Hooker, Stickley,

Drexel, Bassett, and more, and quality Oriental rugs from Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Turkey, and beyond. One other thing you’ll discover at Premiere Consignment is savings of up to 90% off original full retail pricing, providing you with the financial incentive to tackle any New Year’s home updating resolution. Interested? The best place to start is by making a list of furniture, art, décor, and area rugs you are considering in your home’s update. Second, visit Premiere Consignment with your list. We can show you the inventory we have on hand and contact you in the future when we take delivery of the other items on your list. The other way is to visit us often, as new inventory items arrive almost every day. If you’re ready to act on your New Year’s home updating resolution or have items to sell, why not visit us today at Premiere Consignment in nearby Tellico Village and begin enjoying that new upscale, showcase quality look you’ve been dreaming of for 2021? Premiere Consignment 320 Lakeside Plaza Loudon, TN 37774 865-458-9721 www.PremiereConsignment.com

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Meet Terry and Jessica. After a happenstance meeting on vacation they quickly realized they didn’t want to spend another minute apart from each other. He lived in Texas and she in Colorado, so the question was: where were they going to live? After deciding on Tennessee, they talked with Jim Doyel and fell just as much in love with Tellico Village as they did with each other. Jim found the perfect home for their next big move, and they’re so excited about their new life in Tellico Village. When you’re looking to make your next big move in real estate, trust the experience of Jim Doyel and Village Realty. Pictured left to right: Terry Shea, Jessica Schlott, Jim Doyel

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~ COVID Fatigue ~

s we turn the page on the year 2020, there are none among us that have not experienced COVID Fatigue at some level. Some of us have had the challenges of guiding a small business through The COVID; some know of no one with The COVID, while others have been directly impacted by having The COVID. No matter which category you personally fall into, we all have experienced what has come to be known

as COVID Fatigue. As the promise of a successful vaccine is nearly a reality, many are choosing to view The COVID as waning rather than waxing. That said, positive case numbers have continued to rise during the cold and flu season, and continues to be a cause of concern for some. Salons in the State of Tennessee are still urged to adhere to the ‘Tennessee Promise’, which states that

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businesses will do their best to provide a safe work environment for its employees and safely serve their customers. As we continue to safely provide close contact services Brian K. Whitehead to our guests, COVID Managing Partner Fatigue is clearly evident. The Village Salon People have tired of talking about The The Village Salon COVID; people have tired of 222 Village Square being tested for The COVID; in Tellico Village people have tired of the 865-458-9332 personal protection protocols thevillagesalon@aol.com for The COVID; and most of all people have tired OF The COVID. At the time of the deadline for this column, The Village Salon has NOT had a case of The COVID among its 21 Teammates. We are blessed beyond words, and truly thankful for all the hard work by our staff and guests which has made this a possibility. So, as we all deal with our own level of COVID Fatigue, let’s be optimistic, and look at the glass as being half full, and being closer to the end of The COVID than the beginning. From our Salon Family to yours, may you have a safe, blessed, and Happy New Year!

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020 gave us the good, the bad, and the ugly, and we’re all excited and ready to take on 2021! In this new year, you might be contemplating some New Year’s Resolutions, such as staying on top of your housework, spending more time with your family, or hitting the gym to improve your heart health or aid in weight loss. When it comes to creating healthier routines, we all know that drinking more water can help in numerous ways. We at Aqua Clear Water Systems would love to join your team to help you along your journey to keep your New Year’s Resolutions by sharing with you the weight loss benefits of PURE water! Here’s the plan: First, water is a natural appetite suppressant. In a 2014 study by the National Institute of Health, results showed that after 8 weeks, 50 females had a reduction in body mass index, body weight, and body fat after drinking 500mL of water 30 minutes before breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, Men’s Health Magazine published an article in August 2020 about how proper hydration levels within the body can help maintain weight and regulate appetite. They recommend sipping on water throughout the day to prevent thirst, which is a sign you’re already dehydrated. Second, water intake increases calorie burning. In a study by the National Library of Medicine, 12 people experienced an increase in energy expenditure after drinking 500mL of cold and room temperature water, and they burned 2 to 3 percent more calories in the 90 minutes following the water intake. That’s pretty impressive if you ask us! Third, water is absolutely necessary to burn fat in the body. In order for your body to metabolize stored fat and carbohydrates, water is needed for the process of hydrolysis, which is the first step in metabolizing fat. This process occurs when water molecules interact with triglycerides (fats) to create fatty acids and glycerol, thus aiding in dropping those last few inches from your waist. Who knew how important PURE water was to your goal for a healthier life? To take advantage of these fantastic healthier living benefits, filtered water is a must, and that’s why we want to join your team! Kinetico Water Systems remove harmful chemicals, metals, and sediments from your water, which is essential to reaching your health goals. It also promotes good gut and skin health as well as improves your digestion and hydration levels, according to the National Institute of Health in a 2010 study. We offer drinking water systems, whole-home filtration systems, commercial-grade equipment, and more; we also customize our equipment to fit your needs. So, don’t hesitate on improving your health and losing those last few stubborn pounds! Let us help you today by giving us a call at 865-986-4234 or texting us, anytime, at 865-816-7061. Conquer those weight loss goals in 2021 with Aqua Clear Water Systems cheering you on! Aqua Clear Water Systems 1767 Kevin Lane Lenoir City, TN 37772 865-234-1970 www.aquaclearws.com

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Animal and Human Pollution Entering the Tellico Reservoir


By Marilyn Morete, VP WATeR and Chair, Communication/Publicity Committee

ll living creatures give off waste products. Ingested food, air and chemicals are utilized by the body and residue – waste - is released back into the environment. All human and animal waste residue includes E. coli and other bacteria, phosphorus and nitrogen. E. coli is a major concern as some strains can cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia. Unless controlled and managed, these pollutants negatively impact Tellico Lake, creeks within the watershed and all those who recreate in those bodies of water. One goal of the Watershed Association of the Tellico Reservoir (WATeR) is to protect and improve the quality of water in Tellico Lake and throughout the watershed of the lake. This includes attempting to reduce and eliminate the negative effects of human and animal waste within the Tellico Watershed. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) samples the water of most streams throughout the state on a five-year rotating basis to evaluate and classify streams for pollution. Results of these analyses have indicated that most creeks within the watershed of Tellico Lake have excess levels of phosphorus, nitrogen and E. coli which caused TDEC to list these streams as impaired water bodies. For the past 20 years, WATeR has worked to reduce and eliminate the negative effects of pollution within the Tellico Watershed. Because TDEC collects these samples at only one to three sites every five years on each stream, WATeR often collects additional samples for laboratory analysis to address specific issues requiring more resolution at targeted sites of concern. Both TDEC and WATeR sampling programs found that Madisonville’s old and inefficient wastewater treatment plant was discharging a major source of E. coli pollution into Bat Creek and ultimately into Tellico Lake. WATeR’s corrective effort was to work within the judicial system to bring the Madisonville treatment system into compliance by building a new treatment plant. The new plant opened in June of 2018 and was in full compliance with their discharge permit in 2019. This action greatly reduced E. coli, nitrogen and phosphorous from flowing into Tellico Lake via Bat Creek at the southern end of Tellico Village. A second source of E. coli, phosphorus and nitrogen in the lake is animal waste from unrestrained cattle, wild animals and pets defecating in or next to area creeks and Tellico Lake, and from failing septic tanks. WATeR’s corrective action to minimize this waste has been to recruit, encourage and assist local agencies to work with farmers to improve their best management practices with the goal of “delisting” these creeks meaning that they meet the state’s criteria as creeks free of pollution. WATeR partners with and provides data and analysis from its water sampling projects as well as general technical consulting services to the following agencies: UT’s Agricultural Extension Service, County Soil Conservation Districts and NRCS officials. These agencies have received and are managing over $1,400,000 in matching grants from the Federal Government. The money flows directly to farmers in Blount, Loudon and Monroe counties and supports their acquisition of knowledge and skills in best farming practices as-well-as paying for construction of fences, crossings, watering stations and riparian buffers to keep cattle out of the streams, increase the health of these animals and improve capital returns to the farmers. Owners of failing septic tanks in these three counties also receive funds to replace or repair them. Working with the Watershed community to change attitudes and well-worn behaviors that cause waste pollution is a slow and difficult task All of us contribute to waste problems and need to learn and be part of improving ways to handle them. It is not “they” that pollute; its “we” who pollute! And “we” doing our small part, will maintain our pristine lake water and improve our environment. A future article by WATeR will focus on sources of phosphorus and nitrogen pollution from chemical and organic fertilizers applied to residential lawns, golf courses and agricultural operations. WATeR is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization. To learn more, visit its web site at www.Tellicowater.org or email WATeR at Tellicowater@aol.com.

Upcoming Schedule for January Jan 8: Little Italy 5:45 PM to 8:45 PM Jan 22: Little Italy 5:45 PM to 8:45 PM

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(865) 458-9600


(800) 745-8448





Lakefront – Tellico Village

Lake Access/Lake View – Tellico Village

Lakefront – Tellico Village

200 Elohi Way $1,199,000 MLS #1135292

203 Sequoyah Road $820,000 – MLS #1110828

Golf Front w/Lake & Mtn Views – Tellico Village





Stand Alone Townhome – Tellico Village

Lakefront – Tellico Village

Seasonal Lake & Mtn Views – Tellico Village

Golf Front/Lake View– Tellico Village

213 Todaly Circle $749,900 MLS #1123190

182 Dudala Way $725,500 – MLS #1133269

215 Oonoga Way $535,000 – MLS #1131328

111 Quapaw Circle $472,000 – MLS #1133054





Custom Built- Tellico Village

Lots of Upgrades – Tellico Village

All Brick – Tellico Village

Lots of Updates – Tellico Village

202 Inagehi Trace $459,000 – MLS #1132193

140 Ootsima Way $448,000 – MLS #1132118

365 Cheestana Way $445,500 – MLS #1131943

118 Cheeskogili Way $419,900 – MLS #1128192





Contemporary Home – Knoxville

Basement Ranch – Tellico Village

Stand Alone Townhome – Tellico Village

Ranch Style Home – Tellico Village

921 Forest Ridge Circle $399,900 – MLS #1135570

104 Oohleeno Way $375,000 – MLS #1136146

307 Coyatee Shores Trace $359,000 – MLS #1131465

223 Cheestana Way $359,000 – MLS #1133708




Lake View – Tellico Village

Basement Ranch – Tellico Village

One Level – Tellico Village

Completely Renovated – Monroe County

170 Saligugi Way $341,900 – MLS #1136441

108 Walela Lane $325,000 – MLS #1136035

208 Toqua Greens Lane $265,000 – MLS #1135324

775 Rocky Springs Rd $189,900 – MLS #1137174



201 Tuhdegwa Lane $815,000 – MLS #1122053

170 Dudala Way $799,000 – MLS #1127102

Lakefront – Tellico Village

Lakefront – Roane County

Lakefront – Tellico Village

Lakefront – Tellico Village

Lot 14 Blk 9 Toqua Coves $362,000 – MLS #1107784

Lot 224 Eagle Nest Drive $225,000 – MLS #1126882

Lot 2 Blk 13 Mialaquo Coves $575,000 MLS #1080208

Lot 8 Blk 16 Tanasi Coves $525,000 – MLS #1088324


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ast year, Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church purchased the building they had been occupying as renters for the past 10 years. The congregation had already begun to envision how to best use the space to fulfill our mission as a Christian community sharing God’s love with the world. Once plans were created and submitted, all the permits received and the ok was given, construction crews began their work. Walls did come tumbling down as bathrooms were remodeled, the office of the Pastor and Secretary were moved to a more suitable location in the building and a conference area was created. Now on to the current phase which consists of creating a new, larger fellowship/ meeting area. Once the Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed, we plan to be able to offer the space for community functions. The sanctuary remains as a quietly reverent space which we share with Click Funeral Home and Cremations Tellico Village Chapel. Join us for worship online on Sunday mornings at 9 AM. A Zoom Bible study resumes this month to which you are welcome to join. Visit our web site at shepherdofthelaketn.org for more

information about the congregation, news and activities. Call the church office 865816-4756 for online registration information. In the words of a beloved hymn written by John S. B. Monsell in 1863, we are gratefully “On our Way Rejoicing” as we move forward into 2021 and beyond. On our way rejoicing, As we homeward move, Unto God the Father Joyful songs we sing; Unto God the Saviour Thankful hearts we bring; Unto God the Spirit Bow we and adore, On our way rejoicing Now and evermore. On our way rejoicing, As we homeward move, Hearken to our praises, O Thou God of love! Hearken to our praises, O blest God of love! Shepherd of the Lake 143 Chota Center Loudon, TN 37774 865-816-4756 www.shepherdofthelaketn.org

Organizations Learn by Partnering Together 1 + 1 = 4


wo Monroe County organizations have recently partnered to impact the lives of local children. The Knights of Columbus associated with St. Joseph the Worker Catholic church and The Good Shepherd Center, both located in Madisonville, TN recently combined resources to purchase winter clothing for children at seven area primary schools. They distributed 120 coats, 144 pairs of sweatpants and 288 pairs of winter socks. In the past, each organization had provided similar programs but with fewer results. Frank Urban, Community Director, of the Knights of Columbus stated, “Working alone, we normally would reach one or two schools per year but by working alongside The Good Shepherd and sharing resources we had a much greater impact.” The organization coordinated with the school counselors to ensure the clothing was distributed appropriately. The organizations jointly purchased

the clothing from Walmart and Crescent Socks located in Niota, TN, both organizations were very cooperative. The Good Shepherd Center provides free clothing year round but wanted to increase their efforts this year because of the COVID-19 economic impact. The clothing was delivered prior to the recent cold weather that East Tennessee experiences. “This type of partnering is a critical success factor in our ability to achieve our mission at The Good Shepherd. We work with many local organizations including Walmart, Little Caesars Pizza, FLEC, United Way of Monroe County and many area churches to provide food and our additional services. We expect to increase our network of local partners in 2021,” stated Tina Smith, Executive Director at The Good Shepherd. Normally The Good Shepherd does a fund drive to provide shoes for children in the late summer in preparation for the school season but because of the virus it was

Photo of Frank Urban, Community Director for the Knights of Columbus and Ms. Kim, School Counselor at Tellico Plains School.

First Baptist Church of Tellico Village 205 Chota Road • Loudon TN 37774 A Loving, Welcoming Family of Believers Charlie Barnard, Pastor Join us for worship on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. or on Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. You may also worship with us online at www.fbctellicovillage.org. Visit www.fbctellicovillage.org for current service and event updates.

postponed this year. Demand at the Center has increased with many new families needing assistance due to the current COVID-19 crisis. Currently, the Center serves an average of 1,500 people per month and distributes approximately 50 boxes of food per day or 30,000 lbs. of food/month at no charge. Volunteers are always needed to continue to impact people in crisis in Monroe County. People can make a one-time donation or a pledge to The Good Shepherd over time: monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually. Any level of donation would be appreciated; contributions are tax deductible as the Center is a 501 (c) 3 organization. Donations can be mailed to: The Good Shepherd Center, PO Box 353, 5150 Hwy 411 S, Madisonville, TN 37354. The Center’s phone number is 423-420-8888.

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Experience the Difference:

We have more buyers looking in Loudon County, if you have a home to sell, then “Don’t Get Mad - Get Moody!”

Professional Photography | Concierge Services | Vacant Housing Program Social Media Campaigns Single Property Website For Each Home! 116 Comercial Park Drive Loudon, TN 37774 $949,000 MLS# 978077 REDUCED - Prime location at exit ramp of I-75. Corner lot surrounded by gas stations, hotels and restaurants with road frontage on Hwy 72 and Commercial Park Dr. Includes 3 lots: 116 Commercial Park Dr., 130 Commercial Park Dr. and 140 Commercial Park Dr. with a combined acreage of 5.15 +/- ac. Zoned C-4 Commercial Interchange.

164 Mallard Drive Vonore, TN 37885 $34,900 MLS# 1120527 Looking for a semi private lot with lake views? This is a large lot in the prestigious Rarity Bay gated community. This larger homesite runs street to street in an area where wildlife abounds in your own backyard! This site has a gentle slope allowing for a home with a walkout basement. Rarity Bay on Tellico Lake is an award–winning gated lakefront community that has it all, from a gated guard shack, mountain views, a country club, championship golf course, tennis facilities, pickleball courts, fitness center, swimming pool, community garden plots, dog park, community docks, hiking trails, and you can bring the Horses! Enjoy the professionally maintained stable, lighted show arena & more. Rarity Bay features 125 acres of riding trails offering breathtaking views of the lake & Smoky Mtns!

935 Timber Ridge Drive | Lenoir City, TN 37771 | $659,548 | MLS# 1125437 Back on the Market due to Buyer not being able to produce funds on day of closing! Welcome Home to 935 Timber Ridge Drive! Minutes to schools, shopping and interstate. This prestigious home is located in a secluded neighborhood with an additional building lot that totals 3.64 +- acres!. Home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 3 half baths with the option of adding more bedrooms. The moment you walk into the foyer you will see the impressive staircase that opens into the living rm and keeping rm. The main level boasts the office, master bedroom, living rm, dining rm, kitchen, keeping rm, patio room and laundry. Gourmet kitchen has custom white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, double ovens and a separate gas cook top in the island. Granite counter tops throughout. Main level master opens into master bath with cedar lined walk-in closets. Living rm, kitchen, dining & sitting rms can all open continually to each other or be sectioned off by French doors. Generous laundry also holds the 2nd half bath. The upstairs has 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath and 1 Jack & Jill with 2 toilet rooms. Extra large bonus room for studies or entertainment. An additional 2,448 sq ft is located in the walk/out basement. Walk/out basement is plumbed and ready for finishing. Can be additional living space or workshop. Following the rock lined path to the additional building lot. Lot is Parcel 053 009 155.00. It comes with the sale of the home. It has its own 50 ft right of way and is not under the subdivision restrictions. Would be perfect for horses or barn. Carpet is brand new and comes with a guarantee. Home has been professionally landscaped. Home is on city sewer. Survey and plans on file. Buyer to verify sq footage.


Smoky Mountain Realty 1010 E. Broadway Lenoir City, TN 37771



Ron Tim Kelli Tonya Bledsoe Kenda Jennifer Paula Lascola Kukla Broker Monger Yates Vineyard Miller 865-643-0644 865-382-9800 865-388-2385 865-705-6691 865-403-0400 865-898-0915 865-805-3331

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913 Kahite Tr Vonore, TN 37885 $1,399,950 MLS# 1136085 WATERFRONT & MOUNTAIN VIEWS in Tellico Village - Custom Built Home, WATCH HD VIDEO, Everything and MORE, Deep Water New Dock, Brick & Stone Home with 5 Bedrooms, Library & Master Bed on Main, 3 Full Baths 3 Half Baths, ELEVATOR, Eat in Kitchen w/Granite Counter Tops, Double Oven, Island, Large Pantry with Coffee Bar, Gas Range, 2 Fireplaces - 1 See Thru FP to Large Screen Porch to Relax and Enjoy Calm Private Mountain and Water Views, Central Vac, 3 Car Oversized Garage, Covered Lower Patio w/ Fairly Level Walk to Lake, Professional Landscaped, Irrigation from Lake, Wet Bar in Great Room, Lower Level perfect for Visitors with another Washer & Dryer, Zoned Heat & Air - A Must See, Mint Condition Move in Ready Home -Buyers to Verify ALL Measurements, Dimensions & Square Footage.

201 Amohi Way Loudon, TN 37774 $359,000 MLS# 1087428 THIS PROPERTY IS DOCKABLE...If you have been waiting for a piece of lakefront property to build you dream house on, you seriously need to look at this one. Located in the peaceful Toqua Coves, tall trees, huge lot (.77) of an acre, with 220 feet of lake frontage and deep water all the time.

108 Oligi Lane Loudon, TN 37774 $553,900 MLS# 1136593 REDUCED -GOLF FRONT Home in Tellico Village Master Bedroom on Main Level with Views and Access to Deck, Remodeled Master Bath w/ Heated Floors Enjoy your Coffee from Deck or Screen Porch while watching golfers approaching and putting on the 8th Green at Toqua - Privacy - Hickory Hardwood floors in Great Room w/ see thru Fireplace & Vaulted Ceilings, Formal Dining Room w/Trey Ceiling, Kitchen w/ Island Jen Air Cooktop, Breakfast Bar and Breakfast Room w/ see thru Fireplace and Access to Screen Porch, Oversized Garage w/Golf Cart Area, Move in Ready – Much, much more. Buyers to Verify ALL Measurements, Dimensions & Square Footage - Refrigerators in Kitchen and Downstairs & Soft Window Valances/Treatments in lower bedrooms do NOT convey with Home - Enjoy Tellico LIFE.

Old Kingston Rd 2 Tracts Loudon, TN 37774 $749,900 MLS# 1136539 GORGEOUS FARMLAND BORDERING THE TN RIVER. This property has always been used as a farm and should still be fenced. Owners have raised cattle and it is in the Greenbelt for unbelievable low taxes. Borders the TN River and will offer some water views. Very private, gated and locked so an appointment will be necessary to see the property. There is an older barn on the property that will need some rehab work. A single wide is located on the property but has no value and seller will not be able to remove it. Property has an older well and septic but seller does not have any info on either. Property lays well and has some good building sites. Enjoy the privacy and farm life. Excellent location! Convenient to Loudon, Lenoir City and West Knoxville.

Brittani Clements 865-386-8309

Larry Smith 865-789-1942

Terrie Scott Stephanie Morrow Dal Pozzo Schiller 865-242 2323 865-936-8687 678-571-4337

750 Elizabeth Way Lenoir City, TN 37772 $1,299,900 MLS# 1127576 OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME TO OWN ONE OF EAST TENNESSEES MOST PREMIER LAKEFRONT PROPERTIES!! This spectacular 3 acre site offers majestic main channel views of Fort Loudon Lake as far as the eye can see. With 930 ft of shoreline you are totally surrounded by the beauty that this lake has to offer!! This cottage style home offers spacious comfortable living with plenty of room to entertain. Established in 1900, this property has aged well and is a timeless showpiece. 2 bedrooms on the main level and 2 bedrooms upstairs, leg rec room. Outdoor covered pavilion with wood burning fireplace ; covered porch and deck . Also features a small guest house. Main house has a large Generac generator for backup power supply. Very Nice Large dock with double slip and lift, gas fireplace and kitchen.

2244 W Fork Rd Loudon, TN 37774 $349,900 MLS# 1137893 COME SEE THIS CHARMING 2 STORY HOME SITUATED ON A PEACEFUL 5.078 ACRES! Summer pool water just across the street on Tellico Lake makes this a fun place to call home. New updates throughout. 3 bay detached workshop with water & electric!

David Martin 865-389-9025

Tracey Dailey 865-803-2935

Ron Kukla 630-781-7355

Amy Martin 865-740-7360

445 W Blount Ave 328 Knoxville, TN 37920 $349,900 MLS#1134187 This magnificent condo has just been completely remodeled with new and upgraded lighting, hardwood floors throughout, and new tile in both bathrooms. The kitchen and bathrooms have new granite counter top and back splash. The master bathroom has gorgeous new spa-like shower and a 2nd walk-in closet along with linen closet to give plenty of storage to complete this gorgeous master suite. This condo includes a climate controlled storage unit adjacent to the condo, and 2 parking spaces in the covered/secured parking garage. Amenities Include: Inground pool, fitness center, and a Clubhouse with full kitchen, pool table, and big screen TV. There is a beautiful courtyard to grill out, or just sit and enjoy the outdoor fireplace. Schedule your private viewing today!

1240 Simpson Rd Lenoir City, TN 37771 $325,000 MLS# 1136326 GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN PROPERTY IN AMAZING LOCATION!! Behind Taco Bell and CVS. Previously Priority Ambulance location.

12A • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, January, 2021

A Covey of Quail Awaits You in the New Year at Windy Hill Farm & Preserve T

his pristine 550 acre sanctuary dedicated to the protection, preservation and promotion of our area’s abundant wildlife, offers you breathtaking views of Tennessee’s mist shrouded Great Smoky Mountains and foothills, rolling pastures, meadows, stands of timber, and 2 miles of pristine Tennessee River shoreline. And what’s even more exciting is that Windy Hill Farm and Preserve is located just 5 minutes from Tellico Village. Windy Hill Farm and Preserve has earned a reputation for one of the South’s premier destinations for responsible quail hunting. Groups and individuals in pursuit of both Dove and Bobwhite Quail are invited to participate in half- and full-day upland hunts on the Preserve’s 5 different warm season grass courses. Their team of experienced, passionate sportsmen and management team members practice meticulous habitat maintenance. They know and embrace the land and the tradition of the hunt. Joined by their trained guides and dogs, Windy Hill offers sportsmen and sportswomen an enjoyable and fruitful quail hunting experience not soon to be forgotten. Why not make a resolution this New Year to get out and create your very own great American adventure at Windy Hill. Ask about a Windy Hill Farm and Preserve 2021 Hunting Package or a Gift Certificate. Discover even more about Windy Hill Farm and Preserve, its history and other AT THE M SALON IN A SAFE AND SANITARY ENVIRONMENT amenities including hiking trails, by visiting their website www.windyhillfarmtn.com. “Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” - Henry David Thoreau

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Fashion Sense

anuary is a great time to reassess your winter wardrobe. There is finally time to go through all of the pieces hanging in your closet that haven’t been worn yet this year and either donate them or take them to your nearest consignment shop. Whichever you choose, you’ve begun the process of updating your own winter wardrobe while selections are still great and on sale! At The Lily Pad, our sales are huge semi-annual events which take place in January and July. Our winter merchandise is now 25% off, and on Saturday, January 16th, at 10:00 am, every piece that’s left goes to 50% off! There are a few things to note that will be different about our semi-annual sale this year, due to the on-going Covid pandemic. Masks will be required in the store on January 16th (for your safety, and for the safety of our staff!), and all clothing, as well as the dressing rooms, will be sprayed down with an antibacterial spray after each use. We also ask that you please stay home if you are experiencing any Covid symptoms. Thank you in advance for you cooperation and understanding – we simply want all of our customers to be able to shop our sem-annual safely! In addition to the 50% off winter merchandise, our “La Sale Boutique” (the big room in the rear of the store) goes to 70% off! Thus, the clearing out begins as we ready ourselves and the store for a brand new season! Spring fashions have been ordered, new, fresh looks are arriving and the holiday decorations have been put away for another year. We’ll look forward to seeing so many of our customers and friends during our unbelievable sale days! Plan to spend some time with us as you visit with friends and neighbors, every arm loaded with bargains and having the time of our lives! What a fun day during a not-so-fun month... it’s an event you won’t want to miss! At The Lily Pad, we reflect on how blessed we have been this year to again be a part of your lives. We truly appreciate the vote of confidence you place in us to be your fashion headquarters! Our most sincere wishes from the entire Lily Pad staff for a happy and healthy 2021!

Brenda Bryan Owner, The Lily Pad

The Lily Pad Boutique

209 N. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5537 www.lilypadboutiqueonline.com Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm @shopthelilypad


As we welcome in 2021 and hope that the pandemic will be controlled in 2021, the Public Library at Tellico Village invites you to share our vision to continue to be the center for lifelong learning, providing access to the information that will fulfill personal growth, cultural enrichment and knowledge in all fields of interest. There is a new Board of Directors of the Friends of the Library (FOTVL) effective January 1: Elaine Nagelson has moved from her position as Vice President to President and Sandi Jorgensen has taken on the Vice President role. New persons to the Board include Colleen Meese as Secretary and Susan Stalgaitis and Edie Volk as Members at Large. Other Board members are continuing their tenure. Our Friends membership has steadily been increasing and we now have 838 Friends. Please join us, annual membership is $30 for an individual membership and $50 for a family membership. You can join online using the application under the FRIENDS tab at the Library website. Ongoing programs in the Library are still on hiatus


until we can start planning again for classes, workshops and lectures. We hope to see our First Friday Authors (local authors) as well as our series on Tennessee Bluebirds, and those informational sessions on retirement, taxes and legal needs of seniors being offered by summer. Also our information sessions on health issues we face, as well as computer based classes and Tennessee history have been popular and we want to get them up and running as soon as possible. Again, go to our website to see offerings Fundraising in 2020 was an area where the Library was successful due to “out-of-the box” thinking and creativity on the part of many FOTVL volunteers. In place of our large annual book sale in April, the book sale team tried something different – mini book sales focusing on particular genres of literature. To nobody’s surprise, these 4 mini book sales were a great hit. Mystery Madness was the first book sale in August, followed by Truth is Stranger than Fiction in September, History Repeats Itself in October and in December the Holiday Book Sale. Of course like so many ideas these mini book sales could not have been successful without the donations and support

from readers throughout Loudon and Monroe Counties, as well as our wonderful volunteers. We will be continuing these mini book sales through 2021. The FOTVL event committee is already hard at work exploring new ideas for fundraisers while continuing to plan those events we all enjoy. In 2020 “genre based teas” were planned, the first was to occur during the summer with a “From Jane Austen to Downtown Abbey” theme that included a three course meal and trivia related to English genre. While the tea was cancelled it didn’t dampen the spirits of the “tea committee”. They are already planning for the 2021 teas. Other fundraisers in the planning stage include: a silent auction, a road rally, ladies golf tournament scheduled for June 5 and the 4 B’s (Beer, Bluegrass, BBQ and Books). Library hours are Monday – Friday from 9:00 to 5:00 and Saturday from 9:00 to 12:00. Drop by and see us. Website address is www.tvlibrary.org January closings: January 1 - New Years Day January 18 - Martin Luther King national holiday

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HERE’S A LIST OF OUR 2020 SALES: $324,000 – 141 Coyatee Circle, Loudon, TN 37774

$15,000 – 132 Chahyga Way, Loudon, TN 37774

$10,000 – Dudi Trail, Vonore, TN 37885

$353,000 – 526 Tanasi Circle, Loudon, TN 37774

$15,000 – 202 Choowa Trace, Loudon, TN 37774

$534,600 – 190 Tommotley Drive, Loudon, TN 37774

$457,500 – 217 Tundegwa Lane, Loudon, TN 37774

$16,000 – 158 Gigi Lane, Loudon, TN 37774

$49,900 – 315 Ogana Trace, Loudon, TN 37774

$359,900 – 177 Depew Drive, Loudon, TN 37774

$15,000 – 143 Oohleeno Way, Loudon, TN 37774

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$13,500 – 145 Elokwa Way, Loudon, TN 37774

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$385,000 – 425 Wewoka Circle, Loudon, TN 37774

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$346,000 – 301 Dudala Way, Loudon, TN 37774

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New Year’s Resolution: Organize Your Closet

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anuary finds the holiday celebrations fading away and normalcy returning to our lives. This month also means its time to take on the challenge of some New Year’s resolutions. One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to get more organized, and often that starts with your closets. However, organizing your closets sometimes feels more like a dream than a real possibility, and sometimes we try to convince ourselves that no one sees our closets but our family. Research shows that people waste as much as 50 minutes a day -- almost 8 days a year -- looking for things they own, but can’t find. So it pays to be organized because lost time is one commodity we can’t get back. Just a little time to organize can make even the most chaotic of spaces relatively manageable. The most important thing is to just start! Make sure to choose a day when you’re full of energy as you focus on dividing all your clothes and accessories into one of these three categories: • Throw it Away Is it torn, broken, stained or very, very old (but not vintage) … well, it’s probably time to let it go. • Donate Clothes that do not fit or you haven’t worn in a year or more? Do a good deed and help someone in need. • Keep Clothing and accessories that are in good shape and you’ve worn in the past year. While your closet is empty, clean the floor and shelves. Closets get dusty too. Now separate your clothing by item

type, shirts with shirts and pants with pants. Clothes that you wear often go in the easy-to-reach areas of your closet. Clothes and accessories that you rarely use, including out-of-season clothing, should go in the upper part of the closet or corner spaces. Other ways to keep items organized, creating a home for everything, are: • Wool, cashmere, and angora sweaters should be folded to keep their shape • Create tag or labels for the bins or boxes you use in your closet • Store accessories you rarely use on the top shelf • Use a storage box with a handle for items like hats or scarves and place it on a shelf • Standardize your hangers. It really does make a difference! Most of all, stay organized. You can keep everything in order by spending just 15 minutes a day decluttering. An organized home reduces stress by also decluttering your mind so you can focus on the important things in life! If your task seems overwhelming, why not ask the local design experts at Tailored Living for some friendly, professional help? Tailored Living has earned a well deserved reputation for taking home organization to a new level in every area of your home or garage. Cross one resolution off your list by calling Tailored Living today! Tailored Living Featuring PremierGarage 865-947-8686 www.TailoredLivingKnoxville.com

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So why not let Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning help you to keep your resolution to provide your family with the gift of a healthier, cleaner home in 2021? Also, be sure to ask about our pickup and delivery service. From my family to yours, Happy New Year

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Volume 21, No. 1

January 2021

Discover the Knox Cabinet Co. Difference for Your Home This New Year By Megan Thomas, Co-owner of Knox Cabinet Co.

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hen we first launched the Knox Cabinet Co. brand in Hardin Valley in October 2018, we were confident that our wide selection of quality, solid wood cabinetry, dynamic kitchen designs, highly competitive pricing, and outstanding customer service would become the cornerstone to our success. What we did not anticipate was your incredible response that exceeded even our most optimistic expectations. For that, we wish to express our heartfelt appreciation for both your support and your encouragement. As you might have imagined, we’ve been busy. We’ve added new displays to our Discovery Showroom, brought

If you are in the market for new or replacement cabinetry for your home this New Year, I invite you to experience the Knox Cabinet Co. difference for yourself.


on new team members, and increased the already wide selection of cabinetry for you to select from. And to meet your overwhelming response, we opened a second Knox Cabinet Co. Discovery Showroom and warehouse facility in Maryville. Our new, 10,000 square foot facility will help us to respond to both current and future demand for affordable, high-quality, solid wood cabinetry, as well as make it more convenient for homeowners living in Blount and the surrounding counties. If you are in the market for new or replacement cabinetry for your home this New Year, I invite you to experience the Knox Cabinet Co. difference for yourself. Discover that showcase quality kitchen and bath in your home from our large selection of quality crafted, solid wood cabinetry, creative CAD drawings using our state-of-the-art 2020 design software, competitive pricing, and a level of customer service designed to exceed your expectations. Knox Cabinet Co.



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e are affectionately known as the “U Gang”. Our foster mom says we are the best litter she has ever fostered. We love hanging out with our extended foster family. We are charming little DSH 13-week-old kitties that are always happy and friendly whether playing with the dogs, other cats or older children that live in the house with us. We haven’t hung out with younger children yet. Of course, we each have our own personality. UMI – I am the cute little girl with the white blaze down my nose. My curious personality keeps me on the move as much as possible, but I am still a lover. UKELELE - My little female black nose is always looking to see what is happening. I might be considered nosy. My independent streak is evident until I am looking for rubs and pets. Then I am a sweetie. UDON – As the male of the group one would assume I am the most independent. Not so! My favorite things in life are cuddling, snuggling, and being held. When you pay attention to me my purr is as loud as a big block engine. I find that makes it easy to keep right on being petted. DOMINO – My white with brown tabby markings make me a very handsome 16-week-old DSH boy. A soft cushiony perch by a window would suit my quiet, thoughtful personality. Analyzing the world around me is one of my favorite pastimes. DORY – I am a delightful 16-week-old minx of a kitty,

a torbie DSH female rascal. Upon first meeting me, I may seem a little haughty, but that is to keep you in the palm of my paw and steal your heart. Soft pets, head scratches and fuzzy toys will win you my heart. MACKA is a 4 year-old Boxer Mix and she weighs 36 pounds.  Macka is a friendly girl and will lean against you while you pet her. She is heartworm positive, but is being treated. Once the heartworms have been cleared up, Macka will just need normal preventative treatments.  Loyalty, affection, intelligence, work ethic, and good looks: Boxers are the whole doggy package. Bright and alert, sometimes silly, but always courageous, the Boxer has been among America’s most popular dog breeds for a very long time. RICK is a beautiful 42 pound mixed-breed dog. He is calm and compliant. Rick loves playing with toys. He is neutered and ready for his forever home. He is an escape artist so he requires a fenced-in yard with constant attention. In accordance with the Monroe County Government schedule, and due to the rising numbers of positive cases of COVID-19, the Shelter closed to the public on December 23, 2020 and reopens January 5, 2021, then it returns to the regular hours of Tuesday - Friday 11:00 - 4:30 and Saturday 11:00 - 2:00. Shelter staff will be providing for the daily care of the dogs and cats, as always, during the closure. Email animal.shelter@monroetn.com or call

423-442-1015 for more information and to schedule a meet & greet. Out of an abundance of caution to protect our customers and volunteers, the MCFA Thrift Store will be closed for the foreseeable future. The Facebook page is still up and running and is frequently updated. New items arrive all the time. Check the FB page to see what bargains you will find! The Monroe County Animal Shelter is located at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Wal-Mart) and is open Tuesday-Friday from 11-4:30 and Saturdays from 11-2. The shelter is closed to the public on Sunday and Monday. Call 423-442-1015 to make an appointment. Check out all available pets on our web site at www.monroecountyfriendsofanimals. org. TN Monroe County Animal Shelter is the official Facebook page for the Monroe County Animal Shelter. Adoption Gift Certificates available all year.

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Never Expose Your Boat to the Elements Again T

By Tom Irmen

hat’s one New Year’s Resolution that is easier to keep than you might have imagined. In fact, it’s a 2020 resolution that we only just achieved.. Like other area boaters, we frequently see boats in docks, both private and some community docks, that are protected by Touchless Boat Cover System. The concept is a simple one...create a garage for your boat that protects your watercraft like your home’s garage protects your vehicles. But it wasn’t until multiple boat owners on our community dock in Rarity Bay installed the Touchless Boat Cover that we made the decision to make the investment by redirecting a portion of the money we saved from a canceled 2020 Mediterranean cruise. Previously when we arrived at our dock for a day on the lake, we had to first clear away the cobwebs from the sides of our boat. Then we removed the straps that secured our boat cover and then removed the cover. We shook the cover off to shake off the spiders that remained before folding the cover and placing it in our dock box. We would wash the bird and spider droppings off the cover when we returned. Before we had started to wipe the cobwebs and spider droppings from the now exposed topside areas of our boat, the boat owners in the slip across from ours arrived.

They pressed their key fob, their Touchless Cover was fully raised in 30 seconds or less. They lowered their boat lift, started their outboard engine and were off in 5 minutes or less. On a recent outing on the lake, we pressed our key fob. While our Touchless Cover was rising, we lowered our boat lift. We turned on the battery, started the blower and after the required interval, started our engine. We were off for an enjoyable day on the lake. And yes, we’re using our boat far more than before. And the spiders? I can’t explain it. They’ve mostly disappeared. And our newly detailed boat looks just like it did on the showroom floor in 2007. Thinking about protecting that investment you’ve made in your boat in the New Year? Call Patrick Boring today and cross one New Year’s Resolution off your list. Patrick and his team can safely install your new Touchless Cover all year round. Lifetime Docks, LLC Patrick Boring 865-719-0027 patrick@lifetimedockstn.com www.lifetimedockstn.com www.touchlesscover.com

Your 2021 New Year’s Resolution Begin Enjoying Your Home’s Outdoor Living Spaces This Spring


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omeowners everywhere are creating popular outdoor “rooms”. They include porches and lanais with kitchens complete with large, permanently installed grills, refrigerators, work areas, luxurious fireplaces, beautiful lighting, and even artwork specially made to be weather-proof. But unfortunately, flying and biting insects can prevent you from fully enjoying your new outdoor living spaces. The solution is simple - retractable screens. When combining indoor and outdoor spaces, these innovative retractable screen solutions enhance and promote your outdoor living experience by providing both shade and protection from annoying, biting insects, allowing your family and friends to enjoy more time out of doors. Large, motorized screens blend function with comfort. These screens can be recessed into the beams or walls of your home, thereby staying truly hidden when fully retracted. And the best part about using retractable screens is that these screening solutions don’t diminish your views or your home’s exterior esthetics, as your screens are in place only when needed. For the ultimate in elegance, many of the available retractable screen solutions can be blended into virtually any architectural style. These retractable screens are available in a variety of custom colors and wood grain finishes that help blend your screens with your home’s interior or exterior color schemes. The screens can also be programmed to come down and retract with sun and wind sensors and can be connected to your home’s general building automation system to have the screens come down at a specific time of day when extra shade or insect protection is needed. Why not make a New Year’s resolution this year that your entire family can enjoy? Create a season of memorable out-of-door living experiences with family and friends in 2021 with retractable screens from Screens of East Tennessee. For more information about retractable screen options, visit www.phantomscreens.com. Screens of East Tennessee 865-919-1615 www.tennesseescreens.com www.phantomscreens.com

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A New Twist on IRA Tax Planning T By Yvonne Marsh, CFP®, CPA

he SECURE Act created a new twist in tax-planning when it took away the ability of most non-spouse beneficiaries to stretch their taxable inheritance out over their lifetime and instead forces them to take the taxable distribution within 10 years, pushing them into higher brackets. Let’s say there is a married couple, each with their own $1 million IRA, and they’ve named their spouse as primary beneficiary and their kids as contingent beneficiaries. Under the old rules, it was a no-brainer for the surviving spouse to take ownership of all the IRA money, withdraw their Required Distribution and then eventually pass the accounts to their kids at the second spouse’s passing, who then stretched their inheritance out. But under the SECURE Act, this strategy doesn’t always work so well. In the same scenario, if the

surviving spouse takes ownership creating a $2 million IRA and then ultimately passes it to the kids, the kids have 10 years in which to withdraw the $2 million and pay tax on it. Not such a great tax answer – it could easily be taxed in the 32% bracket and there goes $600k to Uncle Sam. Here’s an alternative worth considering: it’s called a disclaimer. What happens in this scenario is that the surviving spouse “disclaims” or formally refuses some or all of the deceased spouse’s IRA and lets it pass to the kids as contingent beneficiaries. So now they have the 10 years to stretch out one parent’s IRA, and then when the second parent passes, they’ll have another 10 year period to stretch out the second parent’s IRA. A much better tax answer. Planning has to be done ahead of time: 1. Spouses have to be named primary beneficia-

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ries, and kids have to be named as contingent beneficiaries on the IRA beneficiary form. Your will is irrelevant – it has to be the IRA form. 2. Touch nothing after death! In order to execute a disclaimer, the beneficiaries cannot have “accepted” the property by taking distributions or transferring the account. 3. The disclaimer is a legal document that is executed by a qualified estate planning attorney. It is not a simple form from the IRA custodian. 4. The deadline for delivering the disclaimer to the custodian is 9 months from the date of death.

The SECURE Act requires us to take a fresh look at the old tax strategies – this scenario needs to be evaluated in a case by case basis. This is exactly the type of tax planning we provide to our wealth management clients included in their asset management fees. As fiduciaries, we believe that investment and tax strategies are intertwined, and we use our expertise as Certified Financial Planners and CPAs to proactively look for tax minimization opportunities for our clients. If you’d like to learn more about our investment and tax strategies, call or email me at ymarsh@marshpros.com. I’d be happy to discuss your unique situation with you. Marsh Wealth Management, LLC Fiduciary Registered Investment Advisor 504 Ebenezer Road Knoxville, TN 37923 865-622-2162 www.marshwealth.com

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How Long To Keep Tax Returns and Records?


e are often asked the question; how long should I keep copies of my tax return and records? When can I toss out my old tax returns? The answer depends on the type of documents and records you have. You should keep copies of your tax returns for at least three years. This is the amount of time the IRS can audit or question items on your tax returns. It is also the period of time you can file an amended return to make changes to your original return. The IRS can go back up to six years if you underreport more than 25% of your income. If they can prove fraud, there is no limitation. Before you automatically toss out all tax returns and records after three years, you should review the documents to see if some of them should be retained for a longer period. For example, if you have purchased real estate during those three years you should retain those records for at least three years after you have disposed of them. If you sell the property, or if it is used in an income producing activity such as rental property, you may have to prove how much you have invested in the property. This would include original purchase price plus major improvements. It might be beneficial to keep these records in a separate file. You can toss the file that contains the records you can dispose of and retain the file containing records that should be kept for a longer period. This would also be true of securities transactions. Be sure and keep your purchase records for stocks and bonds.

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When you dispose of them you will need to include the purchase date and costs on your tax return in the year of sale. Be aware of stock splits, reinvested dividends as well as non-taxable distributions that could impact your basis. If you have inherited property, you will need to know the date of death and the date-of-death fair market value when you dispose of the inherited property. If you receive the property by gift, you will need to know the donor’s cost. This information is likely to be easier obtained at the time of inheritance or gift, as opposed to the time you dispose of the property. For example, if your parents transfer their property to you by gift, your tax basis is equal to their cost basis. That is what they have invested in the property. If the property is worth $200,000 on the date transferred, this value is used for gift tax purposes. If they had purchased the property and made improvements to it during the time they owned it totaling $90,000, your tax basis in the property is $90,000. When you dispose of it, you will be taxed on the gain realized, using a cost basis of $90,000. If you wait several years to sell it, it may be difficult to establish how much they had invested in the property. It may be after their death and you will have challenges establishing how much they had invested over the years. In some cases, they may have inherited the property originally and you may have to go back and determine the fair market of the property at the time they inherited it. Such details may be difficult to determine at the

time you dispose of it. Here are some other suggested document retention schedules: Banks statements and cancelled checks - 7 years Contracts and leases - 7 years after expiration Deeds, mortgages & bills of sale - Permanently Insurance policies - 3 years after expiration Payroll records - 7 years Sales records - 7 years Time books - 7 years Invoices for monthly bills - 3 years Employee personnel records - 7 years after termination Minutes, by-laws and corporate charter - Permanently Financial statements - Permanently Invoices to customers and from vendors - 3 – 7 years Petty cash vouchers - 3 years This list is only a suggested period of time to keep your valuable records. There may be reasons to keep your records for longer periods of time. You should keep your records in a safe and secure place. If you place some of your documents in a bank lock box, you should provide for someone to have access to your box in the event of your death. This can insure they are available in a timely manner, but expect delays in getting access as banks have procedures to follow when lock boxes are accessed after death. For this reason, you may wish to keep your will in a secure place, other than a bank lock box.

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January In the Garden



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ell, we have survived 2020! It was certainly an interesting year for small businesses, gardeners and humans in general. I don’t know about you, but I am crossing my fingers that 2021 will be less dramatic. One of the things that many of you learned is that working in your yard can be very therapeutic. There is something about getting your hands in the dirt and growing things that is soothing to the soul. Yes, I know that it can also lead to swear words and soreness, but there is something about connecting with the Earth that is healing. While I know that most of you won’t be doing a lot of gardening this month, let’s talk about the things you can do on those occasional days when the sun is shining, and you have to get out of the house. • Unless this is the first time you are reading my articles, you already know that the first thing I am going to tell you is to go outside and walk around! It is so much easier to fix problems if you don’t wait until Spring to get started. Here are the things you need to look for: 1. Check your trees for signs of damage. Look for obvious dead areas, but also look for heavy lichen growth, shelf mushrooms, oozing wounds and/or woodpecker holes. You don’t want to learn about a stressed tree by having it fall on your house! Call an arborist if you have concerns. 2. Next, check your smaller trees and shrubs for signs of damage, insects, and disease. Make notes of what you need to prune, treat, move or remove. You also need to make sure that falling leaves and needles do not get caught inside the plant and build up, because that makes a great place for insects and/or fungal spores to overwinter. 3. Sometimes perennials will heave themselves out of the ground as the temperature fluctuates. If yours do that, gently push them back into the soil. Some may also need to be cut back or mulched




for protection. While you are making notes, annotate any that will need to be moved or divided this year. 4. Do your pansies need to be fertilized? They are heavy feeders, so don’t wait too long between applications. We want them to be healthy and gorgeous this spring! • It is no secret that January is not my favorite month, but it is a great month for planning. Magazines, TV shows and Pinterest are great sources of ideas for your perfect garden. Think about how you use you yard and what you would like to do differently. Do you want an area for a firepit? Would you like a fountain or water feature? Do you want to grow a vegetable garden this year? Add to your list and come see us if you need help. • January is also a good month to prune a few things, but please remember that you are preforming a surgical procedure on a living thing. Don’t just start whacking like some deranged Edward Scissorhands! Don’t cut anything until you educate yourself about what you should or

shouldn’t prune and the correct procedure for doing it. If you are a Crape Murderer, please, please, please stop! Southern Living has a great step-by-step guide on their website, or just call us with any pruning questions. • Why is it that the plants that you least want are the ones that grow best? Weeds just laugh at the cold and keep going. Herbicides don’t usually work when temperatures are low, so that means you must get down and dirty to get rid of them. Dig those suckers up and apply Preen religiously to keep them from returning. • Keep your garden yearnings at bay with a few houseplants that will reward you with clean air. Dust them or rinse them in the sink periodically to keep their pores from getting clogged. You may find that they need less water during the winter months, but the dry air in a home is stressful. Running a humidifier or placing plants in a pebble lined tray of water will help your plants stay happy through the winter. Treat any insects that appear with Insecticidal soap. Mealybugs can be

treated with rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip. • If your soil is naked, please dress it with mulch or chopped leaves. Mulch keeps temperatures and moisture levels stable. 3” is adequate, and no volcanoes! Never pile it around the trunk. • I will repeat my monthly plea for the birds: keep feeders and birdbaths clean and full! Don’t allow food to mold in the feeders as this will make the birds sick. If food has molded, clean the feeder well and rinse with a very mild bleach solution, and then again with water. Once it dries, refill with fresh seed. That is all I have for this month. As a reminder, we are closed on Sunday and Monday during January and February. Call or stop by if there is anything we can help you with, and have a safe and happy New Year! Meadow View Greenhouses & Garden Center 9885 Highway 11E Lenoir City, TN 37772 865-986-7229 www.meadowviewgreenhouse.com


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hota Community Health Services, Monroe County’s largest primary healthcare provider, is proud to announce that its new Vonore medical clinic is nearing completion and will be opening soon. With three convenient locations in Madisonville, Tellico Plains, and our new state-of-the-art medical facility in Vonore, we are positioned to offer medical services of the highest quality, right in your neighborhood. We encourage you to come by the next time you find yourself in need of medical services, or if you just feel like it’s time for a check-up! Our Tellico Plains and interim Vonore offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:30pm. We are open in Madisonville 7 days a week from 8:00am – 5:30pm, so should the need arise, we can take care of you on the weekends at our main clinic. We offer language translation services and video translation for sign language free of charge. Every one of our medical providers has designated same-day appointments every day, because we know that the need for healthcare comes on your schedule, not ours.

The friendly professionals at our clinics are able to perform all of the necessary diagnostic testing that may be required during your visit. All three of our clinics perform laboratory testing on-site. At our Madisonville location we have a top notch digital radiology department performing x-ray and DEXA scans. Chota Community Health Services offers 24/7 after-hours on-call service, so you can speak to one of our highly qualified medical providers, even when we are closed. Our patients can also benefit from our 340B prescription drug discount program that gives uninsured or underinsured patients access to discounts on prescription medications, through partnerships with our local community pharmacies. This also applies to patients in the Medicare donut hole. Ask about it! To apply for the sliding fee program, please bring proof of one month’s income (this could be a tax return, W-2, one month’s work of check stubs, unemployment benefits, SSI benefits, etc.). At our Madisonville clinic, we also have behavioral health counseling services available. We also maintain partnerships with specialists to

bring their services to our county when possible. For example, Allergy, Asthma, & Sinus Center comes to our Madisonville clinic every week to provide allergy testing and services! Chota Community Health Services was selected as a 2020 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champion. Million Hearts has recognized 15 solo practitioners, large health systems, community health centers, and specialty groups as 2020 Hypertension Control Champions. In their work, these Champions were able to achieve blood pressure control for at least 80% of their adult patients with hypertension. Chota Community Health Services is governed by a board of directors that consists of a majority of patients who utilize us for their own healthcare – local community members just like you. Our organization has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a quality leader, and we are determined to ensure the best possible patient experience. To learn more about Chota Community Health Services, you can reach us at (423) 442-2622 or visit us online at www.chotahealth.org.

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January, 2021, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 9B


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he barns of yesterday are pieces of living history and they still have a story to share. At Knoxville based Plantation Reclaimed, we are dedicated to the preservation of our remaining old growth forests, believing they should be left as a legacy to our future. That’s why all of our unique wood comes from abandoned farms, warehouses and other structures as much as 200 years old. Not only is it environmentally responsible to recycle antique lumber, but the sheer beauty and patina from reclaimed wood just can’t be replicated. Reclaimed wood is the best way to recycle wooden articles from old, unused, dilapidated or just plain neglected barns, warehouses, etc. The recycling of antique lumber leads to a decline in the demand for new wood from our already endangered forests. There is a multitude of ways of using reclaimed wood, most of the times in building portions of new homes. Whether it’s re-building your urban home to give it a rustic feel or building a new home or a country cabin in the woods, nothing can replace the aged feel and color tone of reclaimed wood. Everyone loves the warmth and homey feel that a great hardwood floor provides. Well, at Plantation Reclaimed, we believe that solid wood creates the very best flooring surface. There are various types of woods that will provide character to any area of the home. Tobacco Road is one such type wood, which was used during the 19th and early 20th century. Farmers, primarily tobacco farmers, living in the most fertile valleys of Pennsylvania, used a mixture of wood species to create siding and roof rafters for their barns, where they would dry their harvest. Over time the character of the wood

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occurred from weathering and staining. Hence, wood reclaimed from these barns is termed Tobacco Road. The Southern Reclaimed Heart Pine, recognized by its rich yellow tone and the best in grain quality, is an ode to the American manufacturing era. These were the beams found in most of the largest manufacturing mills of this country. The mighty oak tree has provided the planks and beams used to create our symbolic American barns for centuries. Resawn beams from the oldest of these barns are used to create the incredible looking oak hardwood wide planks that will provide your home with the unique feeling of warmth that it deserves. Solid wood mantels provide that much needed character and style to your fireplace. Built with reclaimed wood, these mantels offer an all natural look that will become a featured focal point. Hand-hewn antique mantels are sourced from wood that were aged naturally over decades and centuries as structural timbers. Many still bear the hand-tool marks from when they were cut and shaped. Other rough sawn antique mantels bear the marks of both

early two-man crosscut saws and axes reminiscent of our pioneer past. Our mantels are a living legacy to our early pioneering history and our long tradition of American wood craftsmanship. Our selection of antique barn sidings, which feature rusty nail holes and deep weathered textures, offer you the opportunity to create the look of unparalleled and ageless beauty that simply cannot be matched by any other building material. Planks can be found in various colors and appearances, ranging from grey-brown antique barn siding, to the faded grey barn siding, to the all-naturally faded red barn siding, and finally the faced planed exterior barn siding. Contact us today to see how you can incorporate reclaimed wood products into your home or business. Reclaimed lumber from Plantation Reclaimed will certainly add one-of-akind, unique character to any area of your home! Plantation Reclaimed 865-243-4604 Jenny@PlantationReclaimed.com

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10B • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, January, 2021

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