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Windy Hill Farm and Preserve

November 2020

“A 550 Acre Sanctuary Where We Rediscover the Beauty and Serenity of Nature”


lthough we were not fortunate enough to have been born and raised in East Tennessee, we were nonetheless blessed to discover its natural beauty years later. Our first exposure to East Tennessee began on a road trip to the “beach” as it is popularly referred to by native Tennesseans. Arriving in the Knoxville area in the darkness of night, we were greeted by a blinding rain storm and the news that I-40 was impassable, the result of a not so uncommon mountain rock slide. Our adventure resumed early the next morning with now clear skies and a series of detours designed to circumnavigate yesterday’s rock slide. My growing

impatience with this interruption to our vacation plans was soon replaced with the awe inspiring, natural beauty and splendor of East Tennessee that we experienced as we meandered through the foothills and mountains of the Great Smokys enroute to our final destination. It was then that we fell hopelessly in love with East Tennessee. Not many years later we sold our home and our business and moved to our new home – East Tennessee. And even though over 2 decades has passed since our very first East Tennessee adventure, we anxiously await each new morning when we welcome a brand new East Tennessee landscape masterpiece created from nature’s unlimited palette of colors, hues and textures. Monday, October 12, 2020 was one such day. We had been invited to visit Windy Hill Farm and Preserve in Loudon County by one of its owners, Steven Brewington, a 29-year-old Tennessee native, husband, dad, and visionary who possesses an uncommon passion for the

land, it’s preservation and sustainability. Our visit began with an ATV tour of this 550 acre sanctuary, where we traversed its rolling terrain, pastures, meadows, stands of timber, breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains and picturesque vistas on its 2 miles of pristine shoreline along the Tennessee River. Well known to area sportsmen, Windy Hill Farm and Preserve has earned a reputation as one of the South’s premier destinations for

responsible quail hunting. Our journey began at the Lodge where quail hunting enthusiasts gather prior to their upland hunting adventure on 5 different warm season grass courses, each providing a different experience. Windy Hill Farm and Preserve welcomes groups and individuals in pursuit of both Dove and Bobwhite Quail. Their team of experienced, passionate sportsmen and management team members practice meticulous Continued on page 2A ...

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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 an enjoyable and fruitful quail hunting experience. Quail hunting guests meet at the Lodge the morning of their half- or full-day hunt to enjoy a hearty breakfast and to be introduced to their guides. Guests are driven to one of the preserve’s wildlife habitat areas to begin their morning hunt. Lunch is served at the Lodge for both half- and full-day excursions. Following lunch and a brief period of relaxation, full-day guests return to the field. Before departure, guests will receive their birds cleaned and packaged to take home. Readers wishing to learn more about quail hunting packages at Windy Hill Farm and Preserve are encouraged to visit www.windyhillfarmtn.com or to call 865-385-4709. Next, we visited the Farmhouse Inn, a rustic, yet modern 5 bedroom home built by Steven’s grandfather, which sits atop one of the more commanding ridges on the preserve. The Inn, which overlooks the Tennessee River, features magnificent views of the river and surrounding rolling

countryside through its expansive floor to ceiling windows, great room, fireplace and 1,000 square foot panorama deck for viewing. Perfect for hosting family getaways, corporate retreats or hunting groups, the Inn offers visitors an experience that will be treasured by friends and family for many years to come. The final destination on our tour was the Home Farm where we traversed rolling pastures, crop fields, grazing cattle and heirloom hogs. We were somewhat surprised to witness a large expanse of sugarcane being grown for use in a variety of eco-friendly paper products. Currently under development, and scheduled to open in Fall 2021, are 12 new upscale cabins featuring floor to ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the Preserve. Guest packages will include Farm to Table/Field to Fork dining experiences in the Lodge, as well as agritourism programming, water and other outdoor activities. What perhaps surprised us most about this natural 550 acre sanctuary was not only its ability to protect, preserve and promote this area’s abundant wildlife, nor the views from its panoramic ridges, nor its

2 miles of Tennessee River shoreline and its often mist-shrouded lowlands. What surprised us the most was the fact that Windy Hill Farm and Preserve is located less than 5 minutes from Tellico Village, yet is unknown to most of us. Windy Hill Farm and Preserve is a natural treasure that truly enriches our community. Discover even more about Windy Hill Farm and Preserve, its history and other amenities including hiking trails, by visiting their website www.windyhillfarmtn.com. You might also be interested to learn

that Windy Hill Farm and Preserve also offers Gift Certificates for its quail hunting packages. These certificates are ideal for the sportsmen or sportswomen in your family who may be difficult to shop for. They are perfect for any occasion. “Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” - Henry David Thoreau Windy Hill Farm and Preserve 1180 Poplar Springs Blair Bend Road Loudon, TN 37774 steven@windyhillfarmtn.com 865.385.4709

Cheekwood’s Holiday Lights to Open November 20 Annual Lights Display Returns with New Nutcracker Exhibition Nashville, Tennessee


heekwood’s Holiday Lights festival is set to return November 20 and will run through January 10, 2021. Featuring more than a million lights throughout Cheekwood’s gardens, the carefully planned course offers holiday experiences designed to appeal to all ages. Now in its sixth year, the popular wintertime program was voted Best Local Event/Festival by Nashville Scene in 2019. New this year, Cheekwood will partner with the Nashville Ballet to present a collection of traditional and non-traditional nutcrackers and costumes from Nashville’s Nutcracker throughout its Historic Mansion and Museum. The exhibit will tell the traditional holiday story through vignettes across Cheekwood’s period rooms. Also new this year, Holiday Lights will be presented alongside the works of artist Dale Chihuly with Chihuly at Cheekwood, offering a new and unique experience to this year’s display. Voted Best Art Happening by Nashville Scene in 2020, visitors can experience the highly acclaimed art exhibition and the holiday festival simultaneously across the estate and gardens through January 10. Cheekwood will activate its new Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden as Children’s Wonderland, featuring an outdoor display of custom-made LED trees with programmed lights. The estate and gardens will also bring back community favorites like real reindeer, a seasonal train display, a poinsettia tree, smores stations, and more. “With a new design of more than a million lights, this year’s display is sure to dazzle our guests,” said Peter Grimaldi, vice C E L E B R A T I N G designs you can president of gardens and facilities for Cheekwood. “Our team has worked tirelessly to prepare a lights experience designed specifically to complement Cheekwood’s sprawling landscapes and new elements, and we can’t wait to welcome new and returning visitors to enjoy it.” Holiday Lights will be open seven nights a week and will require timed tickets that must be purchased online prior to visiting. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, capacity will be limited. Holiday Lights is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Today with our social media driven and New Year’s Day. To view Cheekwood’s visitor guidelines, lifestyles, we're often chasing the visit https://cheekwood.org/knowbeforeyougo_covid19/. latest trends, going after the latest "it" piece, or hot colors. To thank medical professionals, first responders, and military personnel, Cheekwood will offer special Monday Lights: But it doesn't have to be that way. At Discount for Hometown Heroes. Eligible patrons with a valid Decorating Den Interiors we design form of identification will receive 50% off “Garden Only” rooms, and even whole homes to be for you and your style. admission for up to 4 immediate family members on Monday nights. We do stay on top of trends, which Cheekwood is continuing its annual Late Night Lights offer, helps us help you. We're able to navigate your design based on them, where guests arriving at 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. receive a discounted but we do so with the intent on rate on Monday – Thursday nights. making your room timeless, and Holiday Lights is presented by the Marlene and Spencer Hays customized to fit your personality. Foundation, with special thanks for the installation to Outdoor We often utilize trendier elements as Lighting Perspectives.  pillows or art work, and go more For more information about Holiday Lights, and to classic and timeless with the sofa or purchase tickets, visit https://cheekwood.org/calendar/ the casegoods. This way, your home feels curated and uniquely styled for cheekwood-holiday-lights-event-nashville/.


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Cheekwood is considered one of the finest American Country Place Era estates in the nation. Formerly the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, the extraordinary 1930s estate, with its Georgian mansion and 55 acres of cultivated gardens and expansive vistas, today serves the public as a botanical garden, arboretum, and museum with historic rooms and art galleries, showcasing works from its 7,000 permanent collection as well as traveling exhibitions. The property includes 12 distinct gardens and a mile-long woodland trail featuring modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture. Cheekwood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and is a USA Today Top 10 Botanical Garden. Cheekwood is located just 8 miles southwest of downtown Nashville at 1200 Forrest Park Drive. Daily hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For further information, call 615-356-8000 or visit cheekwood.org. For more information about Cheekwood, visit www.cheekwood.org.

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SOLD HOMES $181,100 - 164 Ellis Lane - Delano, TN 37325 $545,000 - 174 Marble View Drive - Kingston, TN 37763 $897,500 - 1016 Everett Rd - Knoxville, TN 37932 $155,000 - 2113 Adair Drive - Knoxville, TN 37918 $199,900 - 7731 Queensbury Drive - Knoxville, TN 37919 $304,900 - 956 Festival Lane - Knoxville, TN 37923 $230,000 - 10012 Tan Rara Drive - Knoxville, TN 37922 $435,000 - 6109 E Emory Rd - Knoxville, TN 37938 $279,000 - 9649 Ford Rd - Lenoir City, TN 37772 $375,000 - 114 Yona Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $310,000 - 412 Cheeyo Place - Loudon, TN 37774 $1,010,000 - 317 Kiyuga Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $280,000 - 117 Ogana Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $395,000 - 103 Ogana Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $330,000 - 210 Ogana Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $434,900 - 152 Tsuhdatsi Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $275,000 - 320 Chatuga Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $820,000 - 117 Hiwassee Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $290,000 - 214 Ootsima Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $349,900 - 151 Chahyga Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $340,000 - 312 Ootsima Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $415,000 - 108 Daloga Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $175,000 - 201 Chota View Circle - Loudon, TN 37774 $343,500 - 208 Seminole View - Loudon, TN 37774 $385,000 - 100 Okema Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $390,000 - 102 Seminole Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $329,000 - 408 Skiatook Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $442,000 - 418 Seminole Place - Loudon, TN 37774 $243,500 - 210 Seminole View - Loudon, TN 37774

$425,000 - 207 Osage Drive - Loudon, TN 37774 $950,000 - 103 Coyatee Circle - Loudon, TN 37774 $82,500 - 300 Dailey Ave - Loudon, TN 37774 $455,000 - 258 Dudala Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $530,000 - 603 Tanasi Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $251,000 - 502 Tanasi Circle - Loudon, TN 37774 $615,000 - 117 Kenosha Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $385,500 - 109 Vinita Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $365,000 - 224 Tahlequah Drive - Loudon, TN 37774 $265,000 - 126 Kenosha Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $368,000 - 114 Kenosha Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $485,000 - 192 Tanasi Lagoon Drive - Loudon, TN 37774 $395,000 - 350 Mingo Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $420,600 - 202 Kiowa Point - Loudon, TN 37774 $1,000,000 - 217 Mingo Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $384,900 - 120 Inola Place - Loudon, TN 37774 $270,000 - 213 Toqua Greens Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $375,000 - 226 Tommotley Drive - Loudon, TN 37774 $360,000 - 122 Walosi Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $480,000 - 161 Walosi Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $380,000 - 116 Oohleeno Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $409,900 - 111 Talah Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $305,670 - 106 Talah Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $240,000 - 117 Kawatuska Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $230,000 - 137 Kawatuska Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $299,900 - 127 Kawatuska Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $422,000 - 117 Kawatuska Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $305,300 - 203 Daleyuhski Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $379,900 - 161 Daleyuhski Way - Loudon, TN 37774

$358,900 - 152 Oostanali Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $449,900 - 138 Saligugi Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $409,000 - 154 Saligugi Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $465,000 - 407 Tigitsi Circle - Loudon, TN 37774 $745,000 - 205 Tigitsi Place - Loudon, TN 37774 $395,250 - 438 Tigitsi Circle - Loudon, TN 37774 $895,000 - 151 Saligugi Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $240,000 - 201 Cheestana Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $362,500 - 214 Tuhdegwa Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $250,000 - 206 Tuhdegwa Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $470,000 - 352 Cheestana Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $53,000 - 5729 Branch Rd - Loudon, TN 37774 $187,200 - 1301 Kline Drive - Loudon, TN 37774 $220,000 - 999 Myrtle Rd - Loudon, TN 37774 $325,000 - 1185 Topside Rd - Louisville, TN 37777 $875,000 - 124 Shiners Bluff Drive - Madisonville, TN 37354 $140,000 - 116 Kirkland Drive - Madisonville, TN 37354 $79,000 - 1458 Glenlock Rd Rd - Sweetwater, TN 37874 $81,000 - 162 Popular Ave - Sweetwater, TN 37874 $160,000 - 396 County Road 331 - Sweetwater, TN 37874 $889,000 - 865 Rarity Bay Pkwy - Vonore, TN 37885 $550,000 - 115 Gogeyi Tr - Vonore, TN 37885 $339,000 - 116 Itawa Trail - Vonore, TN 37885 $307,000 - 108 Itawa Trail - Vonore, TN 37885 $142,000 - 565 Rarity Bay Pkwy 302a - Vonore, TN 37885 $845,000 - 209 Rock Point Drive - Vonore, TN 37885 $786,000 - 275 Rock Point Drive - Vonore, TN 37885 $110,000 - 134 Mountain View Drive - Vonore, TN 37885 $179,000 - 1394 Citico Rd Rd - Vonore, TN 37885

$4,500 - 142 Elokwa Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $7,500 - 103 Saloli Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $8,000 - 136 Pocola Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $14,000 - 305 Elokwa Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $197,500 - 730 Windlass Drive - Lenoir City, TN 37772 $18,500 - 120 Nunnehi Tr - Vonore, TN 37885 $25,000 - 307 Saligugi Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $9,500 - 105 Sasa Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $10,000 - 110 Elokwa Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $7,500 - 142 Cheeyo Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $15,000 - 143 Oohleeno Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $6,300 - 112 Utsesti Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $5,000 - 108 Utsesti Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $11,000 - 119 Saloli Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $24,500 - 117 Oligi Lane -Loudon, TN 37774 $13,000 - 106 Inola Place - Loudon, TN 37774 $4,500 - 119 Yona Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $8,000 - 106 Wataga Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $5,500 - 121 Saloli Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $6,000 - 161 Daleyuhski Way - Loudon, TN 37774

$55,000 - 107 Mohawk Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $13,500 - 145 Elokwa Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $5,500 - Chahyga Way, Lot 6 - Loudon, TN 37774 $20,000 - 105 Amega Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $5,000 - 312 Elokwa Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $5,500 - 134 Chahyga Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $15,000 - Hiwonihi Tr - Vonore, TN 37885 $20,000 - 210 Eric Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $4,500 - 362 Mingo Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $20,500 - 206 Okema Trace - Loudon, TN 37774 $89,900 - 143 Tahlequah Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $20,000 - 103 Wesa Tr - Vonore, TN 37885 $10,000 - 240 Ootsima Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $2,000 - 137 Edata Tr - Vonore, TN 37885 $53,000 - 178 Biscayne Drive - Lenoir City, TN 37771 $119,900 - 0 Huffine Rd - Loudon, TN 37774 $15,000 - 211 Erick Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $122,000 - 874 Cemetery Rd - Loudon, TN 37774 $250,000 - 46.62 Acre Vonore Rd - Loudon, TN 37774

SOLD LAND $18,000 - 357 Smokey Branch Rd - Vonore, TN 37885 $49,900 - 226 Higoliya Trail - Vonore, TN 37885 $27,000 - 101 Daloga Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $325,000 - Sandy Shore Drive - Lenoir City, TN 37772 $4,500 - 358 Mingo Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $39,000 - 204 Amega Trace - Loudon, TN 37774 $7,500 - 122 Cheeskogili Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $12,000 - 204 Daksi Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $16,000 - Kahite Tr - Vonore, TN 37885 $4,750 - 120 Ogana Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $10,000 - 352 Mingo Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $21,000 - Itawa Tr - Vonore, TN 37885 $75,000 - Hiwonihi Tr - Vonore, TN 37885 $49,900 - Anchor Lane - Andersonville, TN 37705 $10,000 - 121 Okema Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $42,000 - 130 Noya Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $4,500 - 153 Tsuhdatsi Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $50,600 - Boston Chase Rd - Kodak, TN 37764 $7,000 - 115 Sikwa Tr - Vonore, TN 37885 $6,500 - 317 Chatuga Lane - Loudon, TN 37774

PENDING LOTS & ACREAGE $475,000 - 122 Noya Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $19,900 - Dudi Tr - Vonore, TN 37885 $25,000 - 254 Golanvyi Tr - Vonore, TN 37885 $5,000 - Walelu Tr - Vonore, TN 37885 $60,000 - 128 Waterfront Way - Ten Mile, TN 37880 $9,900 - 108 Wataga Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $499,000 - 174 Noya Point - Loudon, TN 37774 $125,000 - 1442 J S Davis Lane - Knoxville, TN 37932

PENDING HOMES $369,900 - 153 Tsuhdatsi Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $400,000 - 301 Piute Place - Loudon, TN 37774 $389,000 - 303 Wewoka Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $1,199,000 - 408 Cayuga Drive - Loudon, TN 37774 $435,750 - 113 Oligi Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $424,900 - 101 Old Hollow Rd - Loudon, TN 37774 $445,000 - 8784 Watt Cemetery Rd - Loudon, TN 37774

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

November, 2020


Vol. 20 No. 11

elcome to the November 2020 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.


November Highlights

From the Publisher

hanksgiving Day was always a flurry of activity in our kitchen when I was growing up. My mother wanted everything to be picture perfect for the holiday dinner, and she and my grandmother were busy all day with preparations. The turkey was stuffed and in the oven early, and the aroma of the cooking filled the house. My sister and I were in charge of setting the table. We had to be extra careful, because for holiday dinners, we used the special china, silver, crystal, and table linens. No paper napkins or plastic tablecloth for this dinner. My dad was in charge of carving the turkey and leading us in a Thanksgiving prayer. It was a special family time for all of us, and those memories come flooding back every time I look at that special set of china, which is now in my keeping. My mom and dad will not be a part of those dinners anymore, but they will always be with us in spirit. And because of Covid-19, all our Thanksgiving celebrations this year will be a bit different. What am I grateful for this Thanksgiving? I am grateful to have been a part of family gatherings and grateful to have had mom and dad as my parents. I am grateful for my husband of now 49 years and for all the friends I have made all across the country. I am grateful for my health and for living in this country where I have the opportunity to own a business. I am grateful for all those who have served and are now serving our country and honor them this Veterans Day. I am grateful for all of our advertising partners that have put their trust in us throughout the years. And I am grateful for all of our readers that support our advertisers’ businesses. My blessings are many, and I hope this Thanksgiving you take the time to reflect on yours. From all of us at East Tennessee’s Mountain Views to all of you, we wish a very happy Thanksgiving.

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Monroe County Animal Shelter Pets of the Month


uff is a male 2-year-old DSH tabby. Ready is a male 2-year-old DSH black cat. Ruff and Ready are stray cats brought into the shelter on August 17. Although they don’t have to be adopted together, it would be amazing if that happened. Both Ruff and Ready are laid back and content. They would make great companions for an older person looking for gentle, sedate company. Currently they live together and like each other, but as they are just “go with the flow” cats, they will probably be fine adopted separately. It would still be great if they lived in their forever home together. Both of these cats are just as adorable as can be. Merlin is a black 2-year-old male DSH cat found wandering around alone and lonesome on 9/25. When he looks at you with those big, beautiful eyes you can’t help but want to pet and love him. Since one of his great pleasures is being petted, it’s a win-win situation. He is a super friendly boy.

His companionable, lovable nature makes him a great fit for a home with children. He would do well with anyone that wants an adorable, sweet attention loving cat. Black cats have a bad rep through no fault of their own.  Every cat has its own personality black, calico, white or orange. Talk to an owner of a black cat and you will find they are as lovable, charming and sweet as any other color cat or they might be aloof and independent just as any cat.  Ready and Merlin are both solid black cats, lovable, each in their own way.  Ready just wants to chill at home.  Merlin is looking for a home where he can play and receive lots of attention.  They are both beautiful black very adoptable cats looking for forever homes.  Ruff is not black but he and Ready share the same personality traits proving black cats are no different than any other cat.  There are many ridiculous myths about black cats. 

Black cat owners will tell you these myths are false. They feel lucky to have an onyx gem beauty. When you meet the many beautiful black cats up for adoption, it’s obvious they are sweet, loving cats looking for good homes. Black cats are often the last to find homes because of these crazy old-fashioned myths.  No cat should be adopted based on color. Instead a cat should be adopted for its personality and how it fits your lifestyle.   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.  Email animal.shelter@monroetn.com or call 423-442-1015 for more information and to schedule a meet & greet with a pet. Check out all available pets on our website.  https://www. monroecountyfriendsofanimals.org. The official Facebook page is TN Monroe County Animal Shelter.


unter is a one-year old beautiful male mixed breed and he weighs around 50 pounds. He came into the shelter on August 8 with a fractured back leg. It was repaired but he still has pins in his legs which will come out in a couple of weeks. He is very sweet. His tail constantly wags, and he looks for attention by putting his head in your lap. What more could you want?!!! If you are interested in Hunter, he can go home in a “foster to adopt” situation until the pins come out of his leg. Don’t you think this young pup deserves a chance? We are thrilled to announce that the MCFA Thrift Store is now OPEN!! Masks are required. Hours are Wednesday thru Saturday from 10-1. The Thrift Store is also selling furniture and other items via their Facebook page Thrift Store of MCFA. New merchandise arrives daily and is priced to move. Clothing, shoes, furniture, kitchen ware, bedding, appliances, and books - we’ve got it all. Donations are greatly appreciated. All proceeds go to help the homeless animals of Monroe County. It’s located at 3949 Highway 411 in Madisonville (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken). Worker volunteers are always in high demand. 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 and 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.


The Library Corner

he Public Library at Tellico Village is a fullservice library open to all who live in Loudon and the surrounding communities. The mission of the Library is to be the center for lifelong learning, providing the community with access to information, materials, technology and services to fulfill personal growth, cultural enrichment and knowledge in all fields of interest. This year we have had an opportunity to reinvent some of our fund raising activities. The annual book sale in April became several mini book sales during the year and our summer fundraiser, the 4B’s (Books, Beer, Bluegrass and BBQ), became a Fall Road Rally. We have also taken advantage of technology to use electronic viewing apps to experiment with presenting some of our workshops and seminars. The mini book sales are theme driven and have included a puzzle and games sale, a Truth is Stranger than Fiction sale, a Mystery Madness sale, and the October sale was History Repeats Itself. The December book sale, just in time for holiday gift giving, will take place in the Library courtyard on December 5th from 10am – 1:00pm, and its theme will be A Holiday Book Sale: Gifts for All Ages. For those looking to have a little fun while supporting the Library, November 7th is the date for a Literature and Local History Road Rally. Teams of 2-4 people will have the opportunity to explore Loudon, Lenoir City and Vonore while solving local history clues, and show off their knowledge of literature while cruising the neighborhoods of Tellico Village deciphering titles of books. Tickets are available for purchase now at the Library in Tellico Village and will be sold through the morning of the rally, Saturday, November 7. Participation in the rally and a day of fun in the outdoors will only cost you $20/person or $15 if you are a member of the Friends of the Tellico Village Library. Clues will be handed out to the teams between 10am and 11am on rally day and the solutions need to be returned between 3pm and 5pm that afternoon. The Grand Prize winner will take home a $100 gift card from Carmichael Inn in Loudon. Tickets include a 25% off coupon from AWE Hospitality, a great supporter of our Library. The coupon can be used from November 7-12. The Public Library at Tellico Village is a unique public library in that it is supported almost exclusively by the non-profit corporation known as the Friends of the Tellico Village Library (FOTVL). Ownership of the building, the collections, programs and most of the operating expenses of the library are the financial responsibility of the Friends. We encourage everyone who loves reading and supports literacy to become a Friend to keep the Library open and available to serve our community. The Friends membership drive has been taking place through September and October, and we are making our

final appeal for old Friends to renew and New Friends to join the first week in November. If you want to support our Library and the services provided to Loudon County, there will be a volunteer at the Library from 11am – 5pm, November 2-6, ready to sign you up and give you an introductory tour of the Library. Tax deductible annual membership is $30 for an individual or $50 for a household. The Public Library at Tellico Village is located at 300 Irene Lane, Loudon. Phone number is 865-458-5199.

Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm and Saturday, 9am – noon. Please visit the Library website www.tvlibrary.org for more information about our library, its programs and the Friends of the Tellico Village Library.

November Calendar:

November 2 – 6: Membership Drive November 7: Road Rally November 12: Board Meeting (VIA ZOOM) November 26-27: Library Closed - Thanksgiving Holiday

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~ The COVID - Next Chapter ~ S mall businesses find themselves in an ever changing environment during the days of The COVID. Operating safely, efficiently, and following State and Federal guidelines have made the salon industry a challenge from the managerial standpoint to say the least. When you add in the financial losses incurred during 2020, it is sometimes difficult to keep a smile on one’s face. That said there are some current changes to The

COVID climate that could affect some of the operational procedures at your local salon. Effective September 29, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee removed “all COVID related restrictions on businesses” in the 89 Counties operating under The Tennessee Department of Health. These 89 County Mayors have been given the authority to institute a mask mandate should they see fit. Loudon County, at the deadline date for this column, does not currently have a mask mandate. Loudon County

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businesses have been given the authority to set their own policies regarding masks or other PPE equipment. Now, all of these Brian K. Whitehead “lifted restrictions” do Managing Partner not mean that small The Village Salon business operations are “back to normal.” We’re far from it. Tennessee The Village Salon 222 Village Square small businesses are urged to in Tellico Village continue their commitment to 865-458-9332 the Tennessee Pledge which thevillagesalon@aol.com encourages us to provide a safe environment for our employees and our guests. Salons will continue their efforts to safely serve their guests, and our own salon is prepared to accommodate most any COVID related needs our patrons may have. The Village Salon is still very proud of the fact that since our reopening date of May 6th, we have provided nearly 10,000 close contact services to our guests. At the deadline date for this column, we have had ZERO cases of The COVID among our family of 21 providers. That’s ZERO. Should you have any questions about how this may impact your next salon visit, please reach out to your provider and they will happily answer any questions you may have. On behalf of the entire Village Salon Family, thanks to all of you who have continued to support us during these difficult times and stay safe.

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hile we may be closed during this pandemic, we are offering the rare opportunity to have professional photographs taken inside the Tennessee Theatre with Shawn Poynter Photography. Get a jump on your holiday card photos, commemorate a recent graduation, celebrate an anniversary, or simply take advantage of one of Knoxville’s most beautiful buildings to capture your family during 2020, a year we will never forget! Choose between any occasion and holiday packages and take advantage of the Tennessee as a most gorgeous backdrop for your photographic memories! Take advantage of this rare opportunity at the Tennessee November 21 and 22! Part of your session fee includes a donation to the Theatre during its closure. For more information visit www.tennesseetheatre.com/reserve/photosessions.

Madisonville Kiwanis New Club Officers

ew Madisonville Kiwanis Club officers have been installed for the 2021 fiscal year. Former Kiwanis Governor Clifford Wilson has inducted Eric Hazuda as President and Ann Martin as Secretary-Treasurer. All funds raised by the Madisonville Kiwanis Club are donated locally. We meet Tuesday’s at noon at Donna’s Old Town Café. For information contact Don Edmands, Jr., 423-884-3806.

Pictured L-R Sara Spiva, Immediate Past President, Martin, Hazuda, and Wilson.

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hanksgiving is just around the corner and based on the unpredictability of 2020, I have a feeling everyone is looking forward to gathering with their families and friends as safely as possible as well as enjoying some delicious food! When I think about Thanksgiving, I reminisce about memories of helping family in the kitchen - from washing vegetables, cleaning the turkey, and making stuffing to listening to music and eating too much food before we even had sat down for the meal. Laughter around the table at mealtime always brightened my day and gave me stories and memories to hold onto for the days following, but none of that would be possible without the preparation. Preparation proves to be extremely important in almost

everything, but when preparing a meal, the singular most important element is water. You’ll need water to wash your raw vegetables before cooking them, and you’ll probably need a boiling pot of water at some point for your cranberries and potatoes. You’ll need water to brew that fresh pot of coffee and to serve hot or iced tea to your guests. You even might need water to clean your turkey before seasoning and cooking it. And, before anyone can eat, everyone must wash their hands, especially in 2020. Giving your Thanksgiving guests the best, purest, and healthiest experience is important to us, and we know it is to you, too. We would love to partner with you in making that dream a reality and welcome you into the Aqua Clear Water Systems Family. We offer a wide array of professional water

treatment options for your home, including reverse osmosis drinking water systems and whole-home filtration systems. For Mountain Views’ readers, we are offering a special, unadvertised offer through November 30th. You’ll receive the exclusive designer faucet in the color of your choice for no additional investment ($202 value). Mention this article to receive the attractive, lead-free, Americanmade, high-quality faucet with your professional reverse osmosis system. Aqua Clear Water Systems 1767 Kevin Lane Lenoir City, TN 37772 865-234-1970 www.aquaclearws.com

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236 Chickasaw Lane $883,900 – MLS #1128240

203 Sequoyah Road $820,000 – MLS #1110828

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213 Todaly Circle $749,900 MLS #1123190

151 Cheeskogili Way $749,900 – MLS #1133203

140 Lake Vista Drive $625,000 – MLS #1131454



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190 Tommotley Drive $569,000 – MLS #1104049

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114 Daleyuhski Trace $374,900 – MLS #1128303

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

313 Agoli Lane $370,000 – MLS #1101005

353 Mingo Way $369,900 – MLS #1126845



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304 Tigitsi Way $329,500 – MLS #1097473

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What Do We Have to Be Grateful For?


e are living in a global season of lament said a local pastor recently. How then are we supposed to be grateful and live with a spirit of Thanksgiving? Look around, doom and gloom – Covid, economy, civil unrest, riots, looting, wild fires – but what do we see when we take another look …….. Industries starting up that were un-thought of just a few months ago. Who could have imagined that we would have a whole business of masks – boxes of disposable masks flying off the shelves, cottage industries of masks in all shapes, sizes and colors, you can even buy a mask to look like your pet! • Curbside pickup and home delivery of groceries and restaurants bringing meals to your front door, • Outdoor dining in coats and earmuffs? • Neighbors and churches gathering – online or 6 feet apart, but together. • Charities faced with huge losses because of regulations that don’t allow them to hold their normal fund-raisers finding new and creative ways to bring in support. • Most of us never even heard of Zoom before, yet here we are attending meetings and Bible studies on our phones and tablets. People care - How are you? In the past, that question was one of little thought. “How are you? “I am fine” was the automatic response. In today’s strange new culture, when someone asks “How are you?”, they really are asking how you are and you are willing to give an honest answer. Sometimes folks even really want to know details and are willing to share their experiences and feelings. People are talking with each other. Even those who are isolated at home can be in touch with people who really do care about them through the magic of telephones and computers. Some days are harder than others to feel gratitude and we need to search for the joy that seems to be gone. Some days we may only be able to find seeds but they are there and are just waiting to spring up when noticed. One day runs into another and we often feel like we’re traveling through the desert and streams of a wasteland. Perhaps consciously starting each day with a gratitude list might set us in the right direction and

we will realize that we indeed do have enough for today. Some days we might just not be able to feel it – that’s when we need to just give a thrust of trust and put on a smile. We can open our eyes to the beauty around us and be secure in knowing that God has already planned our next blessing. Shepherd of the Lake 143 Chota Center Loudon, TN 37774 865-816-4756 www.shepherdofthelaketn.org

History of WATeR and its Major Programs


By Bill Waldrop WATeR Founding Member and Chair of WATeR Quality Improvement Committee

he founding committee who established WATeR’s By-laws established the Mission Statement to preserve and protect the environment of the Tellico Lake Watershed. The structure of the association is for program committees to be created under the umbrella of a Board of Directors. The Board therefore established three committees for program areas – collecting trash initially along the shoreline, building a trail along the eastern shoreline of Tellico Lake, and addressing aquatic environmental issues throughout the Tellico Watershed. Watershed Trash Collection - Much trash had obviously been deposited well before the lake was filled in 1979. Other litter had come from campers and boaters. Clear public support of this program confirmed the need to continue it as an annual event. Under the leadership of Bruce Rein, a committee structure was formed and links to various organizations created. After several years, leadership was transferred to Bill Webster where it resides today. Various governmental agencies and private organizations have provided support and grants for equipment and disposal of the trash. Annual support of hundreds of volunteers and the more than 140 tons of trash removed from throughout the watershed clearly demonstrate compliance with the Mission Statement. Hiking Trails - Building a hiking trail near the lake was among the projects initially considered by the WATeR Board during the first year. TVA had designated the property along the downstream half of the eastern shoreline to be undeveloped and classified as “natural resource conservation” in 1972 and confirmed in their Land Management Plan of 2000. This strip of shoreline presented an excellent location for a hiking trail since most residents were driving many miles to the National Park to hike. Several sites for this trail were considered, but the Board deferred this project initially until the association became more established to undertake such a large project. When the TVA Board ignored both land use plans and initiated sale of land to developers that was designated for natural resource conservation and was entertaining other such sales, the WATeR Board objected. To combat the claim that this shoreline property was inaccessible to the public and only of value if developed, WATeR initiated plans to construct a hiking trail to allow public access. On March 7, 2003, TVA and WATeR completed a legal Cooperative Agreement granting WATeR the right to begin construction of the East Lakeshore Trail. In anticipation of this agreement, WATeR had begun preparation by purchasing tools for construction and sending volunteers for training in building methods and safety with those building the Cumberland Trail State Park. Immediately after the TVA agreement, volunteers began mapping a route, training other volunteers, and constructing the trail. Jerry Barr was named chairman of the Trails Committee and began organizing volunteers. After several years and miles of construction, chairmanship was transferred to Bob Martin. Under the leadership of these two, the East Lakeshore Trail has become a popular local hiking trail extending about 30 miles along the shoreline and designated a National Recreation Trail. Water Quality - The third major program area established by the WATeR Board dealt with the lake and creeks of the watershed. The intent was to include all aquatic issues under the umbrella of a single committee because they are all so closely interrelated. The intent was to encompass not only water quality, but also issues related to fisheries, reservoir operations, permitting and enforcement of discharge permits, environmental policy, and any other such related aquatic issues that might develop in the future. The committee selected the title Water Quality Improvement Committee (WQIC). The Board wanted to hear from the various agencies with environmental responsibilities of Tellico Lake. Representatives of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), and the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) were invited to speak and answer questions at a public meeting in June 2001 entitled the State of the Lake. About 150 enthusiastic people attended. The speakers were asked to address three issues concerning the Tellico 205 Chota Road • Loudon, TN 37774 lake Watershed - what are your agencies responsibilities, what are the environmenwww.fbctellicovillage.org • 865-408-0110 tal concerns, and how can WATeR best contribute to protecting and improving the environment. This meeting not only provided a clear understanding of how and where WATeR might contribute, but also cemented a working relationship with the government agencies charged with environmental responsibilities. Shortly thereafter, the WQIC was established with John Rogers as chair. With guidance and financial support of TVA, the committee began to develop plans to improve the water quality of Fork Creek, and then Baker Creek, both of which were classified as impaired streams by TDEC. These efforts have contributed to local government agencies receiving cost-share grants from government agencies to date totaling $1.43 million to assist farmers to modernize farming methods which will improve water quality of Fork, Baker, and Bat Creeks. As originally envisioned, in addition to supporting better farming methods, the WQIC has dealt with a diversity of aquatic related environmental concerns. The list includes preventing bank erosion, changes in TVA annual reservoir operations, restrictions for floating cabins, litigation to force compliance of a discharge permit, Asian Carp, Catfish Consumption Advisory, environmental education in schools, trends in lake quality, and most recently promoting methods for reducing pollution from urban stormwater runoff. In doing so, WATeR has developed respect and solid working relationships with Local, Social distancing measures will be in place for all services. State, and Federal environmental agencies as well as residents throughout the watershed.


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704 Cedar St. Loudon, TN 37774 $139,900 MLS #1133264 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Perfect starter home with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. Fenced-in back yard. Updates in the kitchen & bathroom. Lots of potential in this cute home!

107 Clover Hill Drive Sweetwater, TN 37874 $399,900 MLS #1123114 ENJOY LIVING IN THIS CUSTOM BUILT 2 STORY BRICK HOME ON NEARLY AN ACRE. Massive 2-story entry way brings you by the formal dining area & office as you walk towards the back to the lg living area with a trey ceiling, surround sound & views of the back and is open to an updated gorgeous kitchen, features granite tops, glass tile back splash, an island with a new gas cooktop, SS appliances, custom cabinetry with built-in shelving. Crown molding. LED lights. Water is filtered throughout, on demand gas water heater. Master is on the main & features a Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower, dbl vanities & 2 walk-in closets with built-ins. Upstairs features 3 additional bedrooms & bonus room, lots of attic storage. Outside features, covered patio, deck, side entry 3 car garage. Sits on an estate size lot.

1550 Vineyard Rd Lenoir City, TN 37772 $172,900 MLS #1128476 Would you like a 3 bedroom 2 bath home completely updated on an acre? So much new. New roof, new gutters, new siding, new windows, new HVAC, new flooring, countertops, brand new bathroom. Connected to public water. The list goes on. Fenced- in yard. Short drive to public boat ramp. Don’t miss this one

406 E 3rd Ave. Lenoir City, TN 37771 $349,900 MLS #1132586 ENJOY THE CHARM OF YESTERYEAR WITH ALL THE MODERN AMENITIES IN THIS HISTORICAL HOME. Located in the historical district of Lenoir City. Renovated home features hardwood flooring throughout, recessed lighting, huge living area with gas FP. Kitchen features quartz counters, island, gas stove, SS appliances, open to a den/dining area, lg master on the main w/WIC, gorgeous master bath with dbl vanity, walk in shower, dual shower heads with jets, an additional bedroom & bath is located on the main. 2 bedrooms and full baths upstairs with extra storage, unfinished basement for easy access when needed and extra storage. Outside features a covered front porch, patio area, additional off-street parking in the back with a driveway and pad that could possibly be converted to a garage. Shows Great!

938 Mulberry St. Loudon, TN 37774 $135,000 MLS #1129265 GREAT COMMERCIAL PIECE OF PROPERTY ZONED C-2. This property was used as a hair salon for many years. Present owners have only used it for storage. Water lines for the salon were capped off in the crawl space. Structure seems to be well built with newer windows. Features a large lot that could be utilized for parking. Many possibilities will accommodate C-2 zoning. Would make a great boutique, office space, salon, day care or professional services. The possibilities are endless. Great investment opportunity for a small business. Excellent location for convenience and exposure. Detached building does not convey.

4350 Davis Ferry Rd Loudon, TN 37774 $289,000 MLS #1129944 This home sits on nearly 2 acres, and is tucked away with trees all around. Just minutes from Lenoir City and Loudon, this home gives that great country feeling without being isolated. Lots of space to expand inside the unfinished basement or outside on your large lot. The possibilities are endless. Schedule your own private showing today!

372 Meadow Walk Lane Lenoir City, TN 37772 $242,000 MLS #1122607 MAINTENANCE FREE LIVING IN VERY DESIRABLE MEADOW WALK VILLAS! This all brick home features hardwood in living, dining and foyer area. Open floor plan w/vaulted ceilings open to the 2nd level. Kitchen features Corian counters, SS appliances, breakfast area, tile floors. Large living area features a gas fireplace & access to a screened porch & patio area. Master on the main, features a walk-in closet in the bathroom, a large soaking tub and a glass enclosed tile shower. Upstairs features 2 additional bedrooms and a full bath for each. 2 car garage has attic storage and enters into the over-sized laundry room/half bath. Nice size back yard backs up to common area for additional privacy. Enjoy this brick home and close in time to enjoy the pool during the hot summer. Minutes to W Knox.

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he Eagle has landed and decorating of our new SMSD Veteran/Canine Training Center has begun. We have been blessed with wonderful and meaningful patriotic items that all will enjoy. Although Covid 19 will not allow us to do a public Grand Opening and since we have had to cancel our annual Challenge Golf Tournament and our “Night for Patriots” fundraiser, we are working on a SMSD Fundraising/Grand Opening video that we hope to release around Veterans Day. We should have new signs up and all fencing complete over the next few days, and then Heather will begin transitioning the operation to the new facility. A huge thank you to all who have helped to make this possible.

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hen you enter The Lily Pad, you’ll know the holiday season is here again! From the festive décor to racks upon racks of feminine fashions, holiday 2019 has

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From Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning By Kerry McDuffie, Owner of Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning


any of us have already begun planning for holiday events and family gatherings. As a parent and grandfather, I know just how important this time of the year is but how stressful holiday preparation can be as well. At Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, we’ve been helping busy families prepare for the holidays since 1985. So why is it important to clean your Oriental and area rugs before your guests arrive? Well, for starters, to enhance the appearance of every room in your home. Also, if children and grandchildren play on your rugs, you’ll want these surfaces to be as clean and healthy as they can be. There’s also a practical side. Well-maintained rugs will

not only look better longer, but they’ll also last longer. You see, abrasives, dirt, and other contaminants are tracked into our homes and onto our rugs from the bottoms of our shoes and our pet’s feet. Not only do these elements contaminate our rugs, making them look dull and dingy, but many of these contaminants are abrasive in nature and can permanently damage rug fibers. Also, some of these tracked-in elements are snow and ice removal chemicals that can chemically bond to your home’s Oriental and area rug fibers, shortening their life expectancy. Our Farragut based Oriental and area rug cleaning boutique uses an 11-step proprietary cleaning process that can safely clean most rugs, many of which may be destined to become a treasured family heirloom. Also, for you dog lovers, if Fido has had an accident on one of your valued Oriental or area rugs, call us immediately. Pet urine alters

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Artist Michael Cheval By Randy Patterson, Boomerocity.com

here’s a famous quote about great art that says, “I know it when I see it.” I’m not a fine art connoisseur, but I do know it when I see it.

While visiting the home of Boomerocity contributor Jim Kroemer, I noticed two amazing prints he had hanging on his office wall. I inquired about them and shortly thereafter tracked down a couple of prints that were similar to Jim’s. The artist’s name is Michael Cheval, an extraordinary man with a huge, warm heart and a smile that never seems to leave his face. I reached out to Michael by phone at his New York home to chat about his work and how the pandemic has affected him and his career. Unlike many people in the world, Michael told me that the pandemic has had a positive impact on him.

“Honestly, it worked very well for me,” said Michael. “For many years, I was between galleries and between cruise ships and auctions and exhibitions. I was rarely in town. I barely was in my studio. It was very inconvenient. There was no time to concentrate; no time to just relax you know, have like a daydream, let’s say. “We had the last show in March in Florida, and I told my wife - who’s also always with me on the road - that I cannot do it anymore. I need a break. I need at least a six month break just to be in the studio. I have so many ideas, so much in my head, and I need to sit down and concentrate and do something that I eagerly wanted to do. I don’t know, maybe God heard me. I’m sorry that it happened with the pandemic, but it’s not me who created that. “I was born in 1966 in a small town in the south of Russia. It’s near Volgograd, a former Stalingrad city. You remember from history what happened to Stalingrad, and how it turned, in World War II - the Soviet Army beating the German Army? Anyway, I was born in an artistic family - full of artists, poets, and musicians. I grew up in this environment, and to me, it was natural to draw, to play instruments, to write poetry, to read a lot of books and illustrate them. So I didn’t actually think about another occupation to do in my life. “My father was an army officer. When I was 14, he was directed to go to East Germany. I spent three years in high school there, and then I served two years in the Soviet Army. I moved to Central Asia to Turkmenistan, which is right in the middle of the desert. The city was built on the oil because Soviets found the oil there. I spent eight years there then graduated school in Ashgabat. I moved back to Russia in ‘94, and in ‘97, I immigrated to United States.” Michael then shared what led to his current body of work. “I got interested in surrealism,” he said. “Actually, two factors helped me develop my style: First was my childhood dream to be an illustrator from my passion for books and the illustrations. Another was when I was 15,

my friend brought me a calendar with Dali’s works. In the Soviet Union, Salvador Dali was prohibited like many other things in fine art, literature, and music. For example, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath were prohibited, and even The Beatles were prohibited. I don’t know why. Salvador Dali’s art was prohibited, and it was impossible to find a book or even a picture of his work, especially living in a small town. And when I saw his paintings, it blew my mind. I said to myself, ‘This guy - he’s crazy, but he’s opening another dimension to me like another gate, another universe.’ “That’s how I came up with my style, which I call ‘absurdity’. Since that time, I started developing my style. When I came to the United States, I already had in mind what I wanted to do - it just needed to be more developed because, honestly, my old works - what I did in Russia - I don’t think I could successfully exhibit in the galleries where I exhibit now in the United States or in Europe, because it was very depressive - it was so dark.”

Now, Michael Cheval’s work certainly brightens up the artistic world in the United States. There is so much more to this interview. Watch the entire video on www.boomerocity.com. You can also order Michael’s prints and books directly from him at www.ChevalFineArt.com.

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Gear Up Your Garage for Winter

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The Incredible Story Behind Oak Ridge,TN as told by Richard Cook Article and Photograph by James Patterson

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merican Legion Post 256 hosted local speaker, author, and historian, Richard Cook, at its recent general membership meeting. The subject of Mr. Cook’s presentation, the story of Oak Ridge, can best be described by his flier, “Imagine 75,000 Americans working in a top secret industrial site outside Knoxville during World War II. Their (Heroic) and secret work will bring a swift end to the war and save millions of lives.” Mr. Cook’s prolific, factual and at times very emotional presentation was filled with numerous astonishing facts. He covered the beginning of Oak Ridge, known as the The Secret City, life within, and stories of some dedicated workers linked to the city’s history. Those dedicated workers Mr. Cook referred to as ignored heroes with fearless determination and American patriotism make an almost unbelievable story from East Tennessee. His presentations are available to professional groups and clubs and in the near future he plans to make this fascinating presentation available online. Email Mr. Cook at: Richardcook@ignoredheroes.com . For additional information about the American Legion visit the Post 256 website: www.tellicolakepost256.org.

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Enhance Your Lifestyle While Protecting Your Boat


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stablished in 1997, Lifetime Docks, LLC has earned a reputation for superior craftsmanship, honesty, and integrity. Our expertise is why in August 2018, the Touchless Boat Cover company selected Lifetime Docks to become their exclusive representative for the sale, design, installation, and maintenance of their revolutionary and patented Touchless Boat Cover systems. Imagine a season on the water without the headache of having to clean your boat nearly every time you take your boat out. Instead, imagine pressing the button on your wireless key fob and stepping onto your watercraft and out onto the lake for a day of family fun in the sun. Say goodbye forever to boat cover snaps, straps and bungee cords, and bugs. Benefits to the Touchless Boat Cover: » Allows you to cover/uncover your boat in 30 seconds with a wireless key fob. » Saves you many hours of cleaning/waxing each season. » Protects the interior AND exterior of your boat from damaging UV rays and the elements, unlike a traditional snap-on cover. » Boaters say that they actually use their boats more often. Boaters often will pass on a 30 minute boat ride rather than spending 20 minutes to remove their traditional boat cover and 20 minutes to replace it.

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An Evening with Jack Nicklaus


ast month, the Athens Chamber welcomed Jack Nicklaus to the 14th Annual Benefit to the delight of over 900 people. The event, originally scheduled for June 27, was held in a safe and clean environment at McMinn County High School. The Chamber staff and volunteers did a wonderful job of making sure everyone had a good, enjoyable time while being safe. Masks were required upon entry and safe distancing was encouraged. As far as our special guest, Mr. Nicklaus was wonderful! He spent the first hour greeting our VIPs and sponsors with pictures and autographs. After dinner, we ventured down the hall to the gymnasium where he was introduced to a loud standing ovation. For the next hour, he answered questions from our moderator, Steve Hartline, and shared many stories. Jack Nicklaus’ path to being a golf legend began when he was 10 years old. As a young boy, he had stuck his dad with a bill after hitting $350 worth of golf balls. Growing up, Nicklaus said his best sport was baseball. He also payed football in high school and was recruited to play basketball at Ohio State. He decided to go into golf essentially out of a process of elimination considering his options. Nicklaus noticed the golf “seemed to fit what I could do.” Nicklaus said the people who made the most impact on his life were his father and mother and his wife, Barbara. Jack and Barbara Nicklaus recently celebrated their 60th anniversary. Asked the secret of a successful marriage, he said it is 95% give, 5% take on both sides. And of his 18 major championships, he noted that he maybe had won three of those without the support of his wife. He also talked about how he prepared for major tournaments, and it’s a plan he followed after winning his first two Masters in 1963 and 1965. In both of those, he had

skipped the tournament from the week before and instead scouted Augusta National that week. And that is how he prepared for majors ever since, by scouting the course the week before. It was truly an evening that those in attendance will never forget. For more information about the Athens Chamber, visit our website www.athenschamber.org or visit us in downtown Athens.

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WarrenJackson Announces Their New Location


arrenJackson Certified Public Accountants, PLLC is excited to announce that on Monday, September 14, 2020 we re-located our Lenoir City office to a new location at 705 East Broadway. We are extremely happy that we will remain a part of the downtown scene in the former Capstar Bank building. We are very pleased at having not only a much better facility, but also a significant improvement in our parking situation! Since our arrival in the Loudon County market in December 1997 - especially since our move in May 2004 to our former office located at 219 West Broadway in Lenoir City - our firm has experienced significant growth in the number of clients that we serve throughout Loudon County. In order to accommodate

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our present clients, and prepare for future growth in the greater Loudon County area, our partners felt it important that we find an office building that will enable us to meet those needs. The new office provides almost 50% more useable office space, and there will no longer be concerns with parking. WarrenJackson is a product of the 2018 merger of Jackson and Runyan CPA, PLLC and Warren and Tallent CPA, PLLC. The two predecessor firms had a long history in southeast Tennessee with Warren and Tallent having their start in 1962 and Jackson and Runyan dating back to 1984. WarrenJackson currently maintains offices in Athens, Sweetwater, and Madisonville in addition to the Lenoir City location. Our firm offers federal and state tax preparation ser-

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hat a lovely fall we are having! It is wonderful to be able to go outside without freezing or having a heat stroke! November is an important month in the garden because it is the month when it is time to “put your garden to bed.” There are steps that you can take to make the transition into the cooler months easier for your plants and to prepare your yard for next year. The first step is to go out and walk all the way around your yard. Peer into the nooks and crannies and see what is going on. Look up and check for damage to branches and trunks of trees. Look for signs of critters such as moles and voles. Do you have disease or insect problems that need to be addressed? Are there plants that should be pruned/divided/removed? Make notes and give yourself a to-do list for pretty days this winter when you have spring fever and are desperate to work outside. Step two is a final clean-up. Pick up any plant debris that has fallen and remove all that show signs of disease and insect problems. Cut back dead or dying foliage on your perennials, but be careful not to cut into the crown (the low growth at the base). Remove any annuals that have managed to hold on. Trim off dead or damaged branches on shrubs. Step three is to add compost or other amendments to your soil. Leaf mulch, topsoil and decomposed manure can also be used. If you add them now they will break down over the winter and the nutrients will be available to your plants in the spring. It is critical that you get rid of the weeds that are already starting to pop up. Pull or spray them and then apply a pre-emergent such as Preen to make your



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er, take a rake and “fluff” the mulch. It becomes very hard and compacted over the summer.) 3”-4” is all that you need, and remember not to pile the mulch around your trees! It should look more like a donut rather than a volcano. Hardwood mulch, pine needles or leaf mulch works well. Remember to run over your leaves with a lawn mower to chop them up before using them! Leaves that aren’t chopped or that bury your grass will kill your lawn. Rodney blows ours out into the lawn, runs over them a couple of times with the mower, and then blows them back into the beds. Don’t forget to keep our feathered friends in mind during the upcoming months. All ceramic or concrete birdbaths should be drained and stored for the winter, but think about buying a small plastic or metal replacement.

Birds get thirsty and dirty in the winter too! It is also critical that you keep your feeders clean and full as natural sources of food become scarcer. I will finish by reminding you that we are a great source for your holiday decorating needs. We have Poinsettias from our family farm in Fentress County and freshly cut trees and greenery from a farm in North Carolina. Next month I will give you a detailed list of care instructions for holiday plants. Until then, I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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ovember is American Diabetes Month, and the number of Americans suffering from this health issue continues to rise. So what can you do, particularly the elderly population, to protect yourselves from this serious disease? First, let’s look at some statistics. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), just under 10% of the American population have some form of diabetes, 25% of which are people 65 and older. Some experts project those numbers to increase exponentially as our elderly population increases. In its simplest form, diabetes affects how your body turns food into energy. Food is broken down into sugar (glucose) and is then released into your bloodstream. When your blood sugar rises, the pancreas releases insulin to allow your body to use that glucose as energy. With diabetes,

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Volunteers Needed for 31st Ijams River Rescue November 21


olunteer registration is now open for the 31st Ijams River Rescue, presented by Home Federal Bank and TVA, on Saturday, November 21st, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ijams Nature Center’s annual communitywide event focuses on removing trash and tires from 32 sites along the Tennessee River and its creek tributaries from the river’s headwaters in Knoxville to the shores of Loudon County. “This event was originally scheduled for March 28th, but the pandemic forced us to cancel it,” Ijams Executive Director Amber Parker said. “Because the cleanup is outside and volunteers can distance themselves from each other or work with family members and friends in their own ‘bubble,’ it’s something we can do safely to bring the community together and make a difference.” Volunteers can register using an online, interactive site map accessible from the Ijams River Rescue page on Ijams’ website at https://www.ijams.org/ijams-river-rescue. Slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and typically book quickly. The deadline to register is November 14th or until all slots have been filled. Those wishing to sign up as a group should have all members register individually so that they can complete a waiver and provide personal contact information should Ijams need to communicate with everyone at a particular site. The 31st annual Ijams River Rescue is sponsored by Home Federal Bank, TVA, City of Knoxville Stormwater Management, First Horizon Foundation, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, CAC AmeriCorps, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, Waste Connections, and the Water Quality Forum. Ijams Nature Center is a nonprofit, 315-acre educational nature center for all ages, abilities and walks of life. Ijams’ mission is to encourage stewardship of the natural world by providing an urban greenspace for people to learn about and enjoy the outdoors through engaging experiences. Located just three miles from downtown

Knoxville, Ijams features 12 miles of hiking and mixed-use trails, a public access river dock, swimming, boating, biking and more. The center offers hundreds of educational programs annually, from day camps and school field trips to outdoor and classroom education programs on begin-

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