East Tennessee Mountain Views December 2020 Edition

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December 2020



The Holistic Approach to Living Your Best Life

ocal pharmacist and entrepreneur, Ellen Phillips, operates a unique, client-centered concept in pharmaceutical care: believeRX, located at 9627 Countryside Center Lane near the intersection of Middlebrook Pike and Bob Kirby Road in Knoxville. Ellen and her compassionate, caring team of highly-trained pharmaceutical associates have embarked on a mission to provide traditional pharmacy services combined with a holistic approach to health and well-being. believeRX recognizes that your local pharmacy can and should play an important role in your family’s total healthcare and wellness in partnership with your other healthcare providers. believeRX combines the personal and caring touch of the now almost non-existent neighborhood pharmacy with today’s rapidly evolving healthcare industry. With more than 20 years of first-hand experience as a pharmacist to draw upon, Ellen and her team have created a holistic and interactive approach to your pharmaceutical experience designed to help you “Live Your Best Life.” Ellen and her colleague, pharmacist Monty Roark, shared with Mountain

Views the positive health and well-being benefits that believeRX provides their clients along with several exciting services they offer. MV: Tell our readers about your professional background. Ellen: I have both retail and clinical hospital pharmacy experience and have been in management for most of my career. I have served as a pharmacy preceptor for several pharmacy schools and won the Pharmacists Excellence Award while working for a big chain pharmacy. For years, I have seen that there is more than one way to fight or prevent disease. We are lucky to have pharmaceuticals, but we are just as lucky to have alternative options as well. Monty: After graduating from UT College of Pharmacy, I began working in a standard retail pharmacy. I felt it was lacking the one-on-one involvement with patients that I knew was important in determining their overall health needs, so I came to work at believeRX with Ellen. I am passionate about caring for patients holistically - not just their traditional medication needs, but beyond that into daily diet and nutrition, vitamins and supplements, skin care and anti-aging therapies, as well as other complementary alternative medicines. MV: Describe the believeRX business philosophy, and tell our readers about your new in-store clinic. Ellen: believeRX is part traditional pharmacy that offers home delivery (even after hours for our established patients), part specialty pharmacy that offers counseling in the home by a licensed

pharmacist, and also specializes in the best holistic over-the-counter health products. In fact, we are very different than the “national chain” pharmacy you are used to. Our staff members receive additional training to become Certified Health Coaches, believing it’s time to focus on our patients as a whole, not only their prescribed medications. Monty: We have recently partnered with Primary Care of Tennessee and now offer a full-service medical clinic with Nurse Practitioners Diane Knight and Dana Webber. We offer weight loss tailored to the individual patient, Covid-19 testing, flu testing and treatment, immunizations, sick visits, and regular check-ups. Our current clinic hours are in the evenings from 5 to 7 pm and Saturdays 8 am to 12 noon. You can call 865-200-4101 to schedule an appointment. Ellen: Our store carries a variety of quality holistic products and supplements. We carry products that are backed up by the manufacturer and have been proven effective. MV: Considering our current health environment, do you have recommendations to improve the immune system and suggestions for countering the overall stress that comes with these trying times? Ellen: Elderberry has more antioxidants than most fruits and empowers the immune system by fighting free radicals that can cause damage to it. The elderberry we carry is locally made and one of our best sellers. Customers use it for cold and flu prevention and treatment and they swear by its effectiveness. Local honey is not pasteurized and

because it is not exposed to heat, it is loaded with natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Why buy store brand when you can get local honey as the healthier alternative? Monty: Terry Naturally is one of our most requested natural supplement lines. Along with supplements to treat virtually any ailment, there are specific ones that help with anxiety and pain and are also super immune boosters. We also have essential oils, CBD products, and some very useful new treatments. MV: What are some of your most unique services and products? Ellen: We offer infrared sauna sessions. Unlike traditional saunas, which heat the air and then the body, infrared heat saunas promote heat generation in the body with only a small amount of heat in the air. Infrared saunas result in a deeper sweat at a lower surrounding temperature, producing benefits such as detox, weight loss, and treatment of muscle pain. Monty: BEMER, which stands for BioElectro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation, uses a pulsed electromagnetic field to improve the body’s microcirculation. Improvement in the circulation of the small vessels of our body may help improve blood flow, nutrient and oxygen supply, and waste removal. Sessions of just eight minutes twice a day have been known to increase blood flow by 30%. Healy Resonance is a wearable device that is used to balance the body’s energetic field and activate self-healing. The device can analyze human tissues and the human Continued on page 2A ...

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information field for frequency resonance and can deliver optimal frequencies to improve function and health. Call the pharmacy for an appointment to be analyzed and scanned. Ellen: believeRX has a convenient “pay as you use” or an unlimited monthly subscription plan for these services. MV: Is there anything else you would like to tell Mountain Views readers about believeRX? Monty: We are excited to offer healthy smoothies and fresh juices without any added sugar. They are either naturally sweetened or sweetened with honey or other low glycemic index sweeteners - and they taste fantastic! We offer medical grade protein, Blender Bombs, YourSuper, CBD Oil, MCT oil, collagen, and many other options to help promote weight loss, maintain good health, and break sugar addiction! Ellen: believeRX strives to provide a custom-tailored experience for each customer/patient by treating them as a whole individual and not just their specific ailments or prescription medications. Our name says it all. “We Believe in You” and your goal for better health, well-being, and longevity. believeRX 9627 Countryside Center Lane Knoxville, TN 37931 865-214-6672 www.believeRXknoxville.com

HELPING YOU LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE! A locally owned, full-service pharmacy with a holistic approach to your health and well-being » Specialty medications with available delivery and in-home counseling » Wide selection of natural supplements with expert recommendations » CBD products » Immunizations and travel vaccinations » Medical screenings » Covid-19 testing » Primary Care of Tennessee for sick visits, flu testing, and regular check-ups » Infrared Sauna, Healy, and BEMER therapies Primary Care of Tennessee full service clinic open evening hours of 5pm to 7pm by appointment. Call 865-200-4101 to schedule sick or well visits. Conveniently located near the intersection of Middlebrook Pike and Bob Kirby Road in Knoxville.

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Why I'm Grateful for 2020 This time of year I always like to sit down and count my blessings, and this year is no exception. I can easily say that this has been a year of new experiences for all of us. I am grateful for all of the new opportunities that these experiences have created. Collectively we have all found ways to connect with each other, and truly value our time together, even more than before. We realize just how important our friends and family are, and how precious those moments together can be. We have rediscovered hobbies, be it cooking, art, gardening, writing, and more. As well as found new ways to keep entertained all while at home. As a business, we have found new ways to help our clients digitally, reassuring them through our customer service and our open communication. Likewise, I am grateful for all of the support our clients have given us this year. Home is where the heart is, and I think 2020 has helped all of us appreciate, just a little bit more, the comforts of home. - Sandy

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fter 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,” replied Melissa when asked what had inspired her and husband Eric to retire to East Tennessee in September 2019 after running a small business in the Houston area for 40 years. “After buying our home, we decided to update the kitchen. Our kitchen designer told us about Sandy and Rachael and recommended them highly.” Melissa was referring to Decorating Den Interiors owner and designer, Sandy Kozar, and designer and Kozar Design Team member, Rachael Sheridan. “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.” “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.” “We highly recommend Sandy and Rachael from Decorating Den Interiors!” Whether you’re planning a one room or entire home update or renovation, experience the Decorating Den Interiors difference for yourself by calling them today. Having earned a well deserved reputation for encouraging their clients to actively participate in the design process, homeowners like Melissa and Eric discovered that you really can achieve the look and the vision that you have for your home. Decorating Den Interiors Kozar Design Team 521 Lovell Rd., Suite 205 Knoxville, TN 37932 skozar@decoratingden.com 865-392-6222

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SOLD HOMES $435,750 - 113 Oligi Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $445,000 - 8784 Watt Cemetery Rd - Loudon, TN 37774 $424,900 - 101 Old Hollow Rd - Loudon, TN 37774 $389,000 - 303 Wewoka Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $400,000 - 301 Piute Place - Loudon, TN 37774 $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

SOLD LAND $499,000 - 174 Noya Point - Loudon, TN 37774 $9,900 - 108 Wataga Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $25,000 - 254 Golanvyi Tr - Vonore, TN 37885 $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


$45,000-Itawa Trl-Vonore,TN 37885, $9,000-401 Igoti Lane-Loudon, TN 37774 $9,000 185 Noya Way, Loudon,TN 37774 $475,000 - 122 Noya Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $19,900 - Dudi Tr - Vonore, TN 37885 $5,000 - Walelu Tr - Vonore, TN 37885 $60,000 - 128 Waterfront Way - Ten Mile, TN 37880 $125,000 - 1442 J S Davis Lane - Knoxville, TN 37932

$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

$7,000 - 115 Sikwa Tr - Vonore, TN 37885 $6,500 - 317 Chatuga Lane - Loudon, TN 37774 $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

PENDING HOMES $1,349,000-146 Hiwonihi Trl-Vonore, TN 37885 $369,900 - 153 Tsuhdatsi Way - Loudon, TN 37774 $1,199,000 - 408 Cayuga Drive - Loudon, TN 37774

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

December, 2020


Vol. 20 No. 12

elcome to the December 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.


December Highlights

From the Publisher

s I look back on 2020, I ask myself where the year has gone? Seems that I was just taking out my Christmas decorations last year and here I am faced with my holiday decorating this year. Time really does go quickly and it makes me realize how I need to enjoy the journey more and not focus on what is left undone.

This year has been a challenging one. The pandemic has changed how we interact with one another, how we shop, how we learn, how we travel and how we celebrate. But we all have to focus on our health and the health of others. Our Section A feature article highlights a Knoxville pharmacy that has a holistic approach to living. Ellen Phillips, pharmacist and entrepreneur, provides the traditional pharmacy services combined with a holistic approach to health and well-being. She invites you to discover how believerRX can benefit you and your health.

So this holiday season, as we are busy with our everyday lives, take time to slow down. We at East Tennessee’s Mountain Views have come to appreciate all of our readers and advertisers, many of which have become great friends. We wish all of you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. And we look forward to continuing to serve our community by highlighting all the best the Knoxville area has to offer while making new friends along the way. Enjoy the holiday season!

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We Offer Greetings of the Season & So Much More! By Aaron Hunt, Co-owner of Premiere Consignment


erry Christmas and Happy New Year from Becky, Toby, and me! We would like to express our appreciation for the continued support along with all the encouragement we’ve received since we first opened the doors of Premiere Consignment in 2012. We feel that Premiere Consignment has continued to provide a valuable service, and be an invaluable resource, to our community. For those of you who are recent arrivals to this area, we offer the perfect opportunity to find another home for the gently used furniture, home décor items, art, and area rugs that you may no longer need in your new home. Empty nesters? Downsizing? We are the right venue for you, too! For those of you who are in the market to purchase items, Premiere Consignment is your source for high-end, upscale furniture from the nation’s top brand-name manufacturers - saving you up to 90% off the original retail prices. And with the current financial uncertainties due to the pandemic, the available savings from shopping the Premiere Consignment way are a much welcomed experience. If you

are an estate sale enthusiast, we keep a current list of our area’s sales, so check back often. Our eBay store is another opportunity for selling your treasured collectibles and those items that are particularly attractive to online shoppers. Imagine having interested buyers from all across the globe! We can provide a fully turn-key eBay experience, including professional photography, detailed descriptions, auction set up, handling financial transactions, and then packing and shipping your sold goods anywhere and everywhere in the world! So whether you’re hoping to sell your gently used, brand-name household items, add that accent chair to your living room, or purchase an entire home full of furnishings with new-to-you home décor pieces, Premiere Consignment is your one-stop superstore for savings or selling, so come out and see us before you pay too much! Wishing you the greetings of the season from the entire Hunt family! Hope to see you soon! Premiere Consignment 320 Lakeside Plaza Loudon, TN 37774 865-458-9721 www.PremiereConsignment.com

Wishing a Safe and Happy Holiday Season From Our family to yours!

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After 32 years in Tellico Village, we know that no two homes are alike, each has its’ own unique features and customizations. That’s why we develop personalized marketing strategies for every client guaranteed to get the maximum selling price for your home quickly. Call us for a consultation and we’ll develop a tailored marketing plan for your home. Whether you’re looking for new tenants or ready to sell, you’ll be in good hands with Village Realty.

1 3 3 T U H D E G W A W AY - A C C E P T E D O F F E R I N L E S S T H A N 1 0 D AY S We were so happy to work with such professional and nice people in the selling of our house. Jim Doyel truly was amazing as our selling agent. He was able to sell our house in just ten days which had previously been on the market for two whole years with not even an offer. Teela did the most amazing pictures and the buyer told us she bought the house just from those pictures. We are extremely happy with Village Realty and would definitely recommend them to anyone. - F R A N K & J A N E LI S T

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The Truth About Oriental Rug Washing

Combining the Latest Technology with Old-World Craftsmanship


By Kerry McDuffie, Owner of Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning

n recent years, the use of Oriental rugs at home and in the office has continued to grow in popularity. Often referred to as art for our floors, Oriental rugs embrace a unique form of hand-craftsmanship that has literally remained unchanged for centuries. These rugs combine all-natural fiber, primarily wool, all-natural dyes, and are still hand-knotted on looms as they have been for many hundreds of years. Oriental rugs can last almost indefinitely when well cared for and have earned a reputation for being extremely durable. In fact, many Oriental rug owners pass on their treasured rugs as family heirlooms to be enjoyed by future generations. But these durable and long-lasting rugs also have a gentler side. Their all-natural fibers and dyes make proper, periodic care all the more important. Unlike their wall-towall carpeting cousins, Oriental rugs cannot be cleaned using traditional carpet cleaning methods, as they would likely be damaged in the process. Genuine Oriental rugs can only be thoroughly and safely cleaned by washing

them – a process that can’t be properly performed by even the most ardent DIYer. At Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, we have used our more than three decades of experience to create a proprietary 11-step rug washing process to safely clean even your most valuable Oriental rugs. You can watch our informative rug washing video online at www.superiorofknoxville.com. But our commitment to you doesn’t end there. We routinely attend training seminars offered by Oriental rug washing experts from across the nation to learn how to improve our craft. We also make ongoing financial investments in the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and technologies, which further enhance our already modern, state-of-the-art Oriental rug washing boutique in Farragut. Our recent technology investments include the “Marinator Decon System,” which enables us to wash the most difficult area of any rug, the inner rug fibers. In addition, we have just added the “Centrum Force Rug Wash Floor” that allows only fresh, pure water to gently cascade down your rugs, ensuring an all new level of clean. The best way to describe this new system


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WWW.SUPERIOROFKNOXVILLE.COM is to contrast it to a person’s choice to take either a shower or a bath. These and other investments we continue to make underscore our ongoing commitment to our customers to deliver an all new level of clean. Why not trust the family that thousands of other Knoxville area families have

trusted since 1985 to protect their valuable heirlooms: Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning? Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning 865-691-5686 www.superiorof Knoxville.com info@superiorofknoxville.com

Your Alternative to Traditional Holiday Shopping


By Peggy Cones, Owner of Cones Cupboard Antiques

would like to personally invite you to discover a true alternative to the traditional holiday shopping experience by visiting Cones Cupboard Antiques, conveniently located in the West End Antique Mall in Knoxville. Unlike the traditional “big box” department stores, Cones Cupboard Antiques offers customers a wide selection of antique, vintage, and gift items, including ornaments, collectibles, scented hand-crafted candles, garden flags, unique door mats, and much more in a variety of price ranges. If you’re like most of us, tired of the same old holiday shopping

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~ Being Specific ~


n a computer science class a hundred years ago, a Professor told me that the most sophisticated computer in the world is only as good as the data that is entered. This also applies to the front desk of any salon when it comes to booking appointments. Recently, we had a new guest show up for their ‘hair

color’ and ‘hair cut’ appointment. During the booking phone call, our guest asked our Desk Angel for an appointment to get a cut and color. Upon arrival in their provider’s chair, it was discovered that what our new guest was calling a cut and color was actually a base color, hilites, and a cut and style on very long hair.

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Simply put, every single service she was expecting was booked incorrectly, and there was not near enough time for our provider to satisfy our new guest’s expectations. Now it is important to Brian K. Whitehead point out that there was no Managing Partner one at fault in this particThe Village Salon ular instance. Our Desk Angel that took the call The Village Salon booked exactly what our new 222 Village Square in Tellico Village guest was asking for, and our 865-458-9332 new guest requested exactly thevillagesalon@aol.com what she had always asked for at her previous salon. While booking an appointment at a new salon, it may be a good idea to paint a very detailed picture of the services you are expecting. Providing information such as receiving double process colors (where you receive color + hilites, or multiple colors), or if you have hair longer than shoulder length, can be particularly helpful in budgeting the correct amount of time for your services. Another good idea is to get a menu of services from a potential new salon so that you will have a glossary of terms to use while booking your appointment. If all else fails, you can always call me and I would be delighted to answer any questions you may have regarding your salon visits.

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A Candlelight Christmas At the Museum of Appalachia T

Ways to Help Small Businesses During the Holidays


Friday, December 11- Saturday, December 12 4:00pm-9:00pm

xperience the serenity of an Appalachian Christmas at the Museum of Appalachia! The centerpiece of this holiday event is an evening tour of the museum’s pioneer village. The cabins will be adorned with old-fashioned Christmas decorations and festively lit for the occasion. Activities will include storytelling, live nativity, music, and wagon rides. Demonstrations will include blacksmithing, sorghum making, apple butter churning, and more. Please reserve your tickets in advance; limited tickets available to ensure social distancing. For your safety we are asking you to please wear masks at all times. For more information, please visitmuseumofappalachia.org or call 865-494-7680.

his has been an extremely tough year for a lot of small businesses. Many small business owners will depend on a positive financial holiday season so they can move into 2021. For this article, I thought of some simple ways we can all help. Buy gift cards or certificates - One way to put immediate cash into your local small business is by purchasing a gift card or gift certificate for future use. It gives the businesses immediate cash to help tide them over during a tough time. Shop local -When you need to stock up on necessities, shop from local businesses, both online and offline. If your local stores have online shops, consider shopping from them if you are at home. Order delivery or pickup from nearby restaurants - If you’re not up for cooking, order pickup or delivery from your nearby restaurants. Try calling the restaurant or ordering directly from their website rather than third-party apps so the business can avoid fees. Tip a little extra - Many forget that service workers are among the most that have been impacted. If you’re ordering in, make sure to tip extra, as many rely on this for their main source of income. Share on social media - If you can’t afford to go out or have sufficiently stocked up with what you need, encourage your friends and followers to support local businesses. Most small businesses have some form of social media. Share their posts so those in your circle can see it and support, too. We can all do our part to help a small business this holiday season. If you’re in Athens, please come visit us on 13 North Jackson Street or visit us online at www.athenschamber.org.

Give the Gift of Prevention This Season Reap the Benefits of Healthier Water While Evading Costly Plumbing Issues


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hile our holiday gatherings may look different this year, it doesn’t change how much we care about the comfort of our family and friends. If you’re hosting, there are those stressors like deep cleaning and buying enough Christmas chocolates for the kids’ stockings. (And who are we kidding, adults’ stockings, too!) And if you’re traveling, logistics can be a real headache. But there’s one potentially hidden Grinch-like stressor I’d like to identify and solve before it becomes a major issue: That problem is pinhole leaks in your pipes. There are a few root causes of pinhole leaks. Chlorine in water is corrosive, and reacts with copper to create a chemical compound: Copper Chloride. This compound can slowly attack pipes from the inside, resulting in those tiny, but destructive, pinhole leaks. Also, hard water - an abundance of calcium or magnesium like we have here in East Tennessee can erode copper if a hot water recirculation pump is installed. I’ve heard pinhole leaks can become a huge pain - thankfully,

not from personal experience, but from our clients. We’ve encountered countless stories of massive flooding, ripping out ruined drywall, hidden mold lurching behind walls, and $10K-20K re-plumbing jobs due to these leaks. The sad part is most people think there is no repair alternative for old pipes except to completely gut the plumbing system. Fortunately, we have been able to save many clients from needing to turn their home into a job site by simply fixing the water that travels through those old pipes. The last thing any of us wants is to have holiday gatherings ruined by unexpectedly flooding or to return from travel to a horrible surprise. Aqua Clear’s Kinetico Water Systems remove the chlorine, chloramines, and the hardness that can harm copper pipes. We then add a special filter that re-coats and restores copper plumbing from the years of damage. After installing hundreds of Kinetico Systems to fix our clients’ pinhole leak issues, we can say with 100% certainty that it works. We’ve been saving our valued clients from costly repairs

by investigating their pipes before there is a problem. Not only does this save their indoor plumbing, they also reap the benefits of installing a Kinetico whole house water filtration system - healthier drinking water, smoother hair, softer skin, as well as extending the life of their appliances. At Aqua Clear Water Systems, we are so confident in our turn-key pinhole leak prevention system that we will refund your investment if it doesn’t stop your pinhole leak problem. Give us a call or text 865-986-4234 to schedule your FREE pinhole leak assessment, and get a jump start on ensuring the best experience for your holiday guests this season and for all the seasons to come! Aqua Clear Water Systems 1767 Kevin Lane Lenoir City, TN 37772 865-234-1970 www.aquaclearws.com

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170 Dudala Way $799,000 – MLS #1127102

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140 Ootsima Way $448,000 – MLS #1132118

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very year we seem to drift from the long hot days of summer into the warm, shorter days of September. Then we speed up to Halloween, then to

a rushed Thanksgiving and then suddenly it’s Christmas. But wait, take a deep breath, we’re missing something. It’s the peacefully beautiful season of Advent - A

time for us to slow down and prepare for the birth of Jesus. Advent in the Christian Church in the year 2020 begins on November 29 and ends on Christmas Eve, December 24. The word “advent” means “coming” in Latin. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare for the coming of the Christ Child. Today’s commercial world tends to ignore the season and jump right into Christmas, with carols and shopping ads. There are funny Christmas movies to watch, holiday lines to wait in, and ugly sweaters to wear to a party. Even getting a bad parking spot at Walmart this time of year feels like a Christmas ritual. It makes you smile, even while it’s just a little exhausting. Somewhere amidst the noise of the holiday season though, your heart is crying out for some quietness to savor the reason you’re celebrating Christmas at all. An Advent wreath usually marks the four Sundays in the Advent church season, lighting one candle each week. Advent calendars are also used to mark the days of the season but a lesser-known tradition is that of the Jesse Tree. Jesse Trees are a very old Christmas Tradition and first started in medieval

times. A Jesse Tree is a decorative tree used during Advent to retell the stories of the Bible that lead to Jesus’s birth. The first Jesse trees were large carvings, tapestries or even stained glass windows put in Churches that helped people who couldn’t read or write to learn about the Bible from creation to the Christmas Story. Today Jesse Trees are used as a type of Advent Calendar. You can use a normal Christmas tree or a banner in the shape of a tree. Each day through Advent (or sometimes just on the four Sundays of Advent) a special decoration or ornament (similar to a Chrismon), that tells a story from the Bible, is hung on the tree. Since Advent is a season of waiting, a Jesse Tree helps to build joy and anticipation as we live in the Advent Season. Wait for Christmas! This year we’ve been particularly frazzled and it just might be the perfect year to slow down and thoroughly enjoy the Advent Season before we leap into Christmas. How about a Jesse Tree for you and your family? Shepherd of the Lake 143 Chota Center Loudon, TN 37774 865-816-4756 www.shepherdofthelaketn.org

Good Shepherd Center Fundraiser Successful!


ecently the Good Shepherd Center sent a mailing to every residence, business, and P.O. Box in Monroe County and to residents in Tellico Village in Loudon County. The mailing pertained to its fall fundraiser. Previously, the fundraiser consisted of a Silent/Live Auction/Dinner event. Unfortunately, the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic required that the event be cancelled and replaced with the direct mail approach. The Center is thrilled to report this year’s direct mail campaign resulted in contributions totaling $65,457. Together we are helping our county build a better sense of community. How are the donations being spent? • The main expenditure will sustain the operation of the Center and allow it to fulfill its mission of providing free food and clothing to those in need in Monroe County.

Approximately 1500 families a month. • For Thanksgiving, each client will receive a complete Thanksgiving dinner. For Christmas, the clients will receive a turkey or a ham. • The Center is partnering with the Knights of Columbus of Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church to provide free coats and shoes to students who need assistance. • They provide funds for clients experiencing emergency assistance with their utility bills. • Due to the fundraiser they replaced its 1964 Dodge van with a used 2019 Ford Transit van. This van is used multiple times weekly to pick up food donations from local stores and growers. • The Center is retrofitting its overhead florescent lights with LED lights. This will result in lower monthly electric bills.

A Place for Our Place


n adult day center serving Loudon and Monroe counties took a step towards becoming a reality recently when the Tellico Community Foundation (TCF), an affiliated fund of the East Tennessee Foundation (ETF), awarded one-acre of land to Our Place, the notfor-profit advocating building the facility. The deed transfer was completed at the corner of Tennessee State Route 444 and Tennessee State Route 72 in Tellico Village where the planned adult day center

will be built. More than 70 invited donors and supporters of the three organizations attended the event with many using the zoom conference application. The one-acre plot is part of a 4.7-acre parcel gifted to the Tellico Community Foundation in December, 2019 with an assessed valuation of $920,000. The TCF land acquisition paralleled discussions Sue Newman, founder of Our Place, was having with various people about starting an adult day center. Newman’s late husband, Joel, was progressing through the final stages of dementia. Like many families confronted with this terrible illness, she had been frustrated by the lack of adult support programs in the immediate area. Her conversations included Joe Beyel, chair of TCF. An idea was born: TCF would donate up to one-acre of its gifted land to Newman’s fledgling charity, if she could raise $200,000 to start building the facility. Spurred by the fund-raising challenge, Newman and her friends formally organized and found a major sponsor in the First Baptist Church of Tellico Village. Thanks to the church’s generosity coupled with hundreds of contributions from Tellico Villagers and others in the area the goal was achieved by late September. “The Tellico Community Foundation is delighted to award this one-acre of land to Our Place and help Sue Newman and her organization start the process of building an adult day center,” commented Beyel. “Support for seniors is one of the areas of emphasis for TCF’s grant-making.”

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.

• The roof of the Center needs maintenance as well as other building needs. The Board of Directors, volunteers and staff want to thank all those who contributed to this year’s fundraiser. Also, there are numerous churches and people who make periodic contributions. Our thanks to them also. Together we are helping our county build a sense of community. People can make a one-time donation or a pledge over time: monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually. Any level of donation would be appreciated. Contributions are tax deductible. The Center is a 501 (c) 3 organization. The current campaign continued through October; however, funds are accepted year long. 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.

Tennessee Foundation and Joe Beyel, chair, Tellico Community Foundation complete the transfer of an acre of land to Sue Newman, founder, Our Place for construction of an adult day center.

The land transfer was facilitated by the East Tennessee Foundation. “Thoughtful giving for stronger communities and better lives is our focus at ETF,” said Michael McClamroch, ETF president and chief executive officer. “ETF was pleased to provide the technical and legal assistance to make this transaction happen.” Newman was excited. “Today is a momentous occasion as we cross an initial hurdle on the path toward building a legacy for our community. The Our Place Board thanks the Tellico Community Foundation, the East Tennessee Foundation and the hundreds of people in Tellico Village, Loudon and Monroe counties that have supported the vision of an adult day center” Construction of the Our Place facility www.ourplacetn. org is expected to begin in the spring of 2021.

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The Perfect Gift for the Sportsman or Sportswoman

12A • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, December, 2020


In Your Life This Holiday Season

pristine 550 acre sanctuary dedicated to the protection, preservation and promotion of our area’s abundant wildlife, Windy Hill Farm and Preserve offers visitors 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. And if you’re having difficultly this holiday season shopping for that special person on your gift list that seems to have everything, why not ask about a Windy Hill Farm and Preserve 2021 Hunting Package or Gift Certificate. It’s a gift that will be remembered for years to come. Discover even more about Windy Hill Farm and Preserve, its history and other 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 Windy Hill Farm and Preserve 1180 Poplar Springs Blair Bend Road Loudon, TN 37774 steven@windyhillfarmtn.com 865-385-4709

Heritage Center Christmas in the Village


Plan Your Visit for One of Five Scheduled Evenings

he Heritage Center’s “Christmas in the Village” will welcome visitors on select dates in December to experience Smoky Mountain traditions and demonstrations, create their own make-andtake crafts, and enjoy warm refreshments. Guests can celebrate the holiday season with family at “Christmas in the Village” on December 5, 12, and 19, by stepping back in time to a pioneer celebration. Living history interpreters will act as guides through the holiday-adorned historic Appalachian village full of handcrafting demonstrations and craft stations, allowing visitors to connect with the spirit and history of Townsend, Cades Cove, and the Great Smoky Mountains. Kettle corn and hot cider will also be available for

guests to enjoy. “The Heritage Center’s Christmas in the Village celebration is a wonderful way to welcome in the holiday season, experience the region’s unique culture, and discover Appalachian holiday traditions,” says Executive Director Brent Lambert. Tickets for Christmas in the Village are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for children and children 5 and under are free. Tours begin at 5 p.m. with the last tour starting at 8 p.m. Also, the Village Experience will be open on Friday, December 11 to only

those who hold tickets for the Billy Dean concert that same night. Full admission is required on all other dates. “The holidays are a wonderful time to visit the Smoky Mountains in Blount County, Tennessee,” said Blount Partnership Director of Tourism Kim Mitchell. “The Heritage Center’s Christmas in the Village enables visitors to experience the rich history of the area while getting into the holiday spirit with fun activities.” For more information, visit gsmheritagecenter.org. Tickets for the events can be purchased here. The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center places the highest priority on the health and well-being of their guests, employees and volunteers. For this reason, the

Heritage Center will enforce the following guidelines: Social distancing of at least six feet while on the property (indoors or outdoors) is necessary. All guests and employees must wear masks in the gift shop, restrooms and tours. Masks will not be provided but will be available for purchase at the gift shop. Reduced capacities will be enforced during tours and in common areas such as the gift shop. Hand sanitizer stations will also be available. The Heritage Center will continue to closely monitor CDC guidelines as well as any state-issued orders pertaining to COVID-19. If changes are deemed necessary, the Heritage Center will alert all ticketholders via website, social media and email/telephone.

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Fashion Sense


s we approach the holidays of 2020, it is clear they are unlike any we have ever known… the large parties and festivities that we once enjoyed are no longer recommended. With our new “norm” of small, intimate social gatherings, most of us will be spending the holidays at home or with small groups of family and friends. Therefore, our holiday wardrobes will become much more casual. No longer will the glitz and glitter of previous holidays show up on our shopping lists! You’ll look, instead, for that more relaxed, comfortable and casual outfit to add to your wardrobe this season. We, as buyers, had already seen fashion trends heading in a more casual direction… have you seen the tennis shoes on everyone from CEOs to A List Celebrities? So, it came as no surprise to us that casual fashions would be preferred this year, even before the Covid virus! When you visit The Lily Pad, you’ll notice the store is filled with all of the new and trending casual styles… matching athleisure sets, jogger pants, cozy sweaters, cute tennis shoes, and of course, don’t forget to pick up an adorable face mask to match! During this most unusual holiday season, our thoughts, more than ever, turn gratefully to those who have made our continued success possible. This year has been tough for small businesses – and we could not have gotten through it without our wonderful, supportive customers! In this spirit, we say simply, but most sincerely, thank you and wishes for a safe and joyous holiday season.


Brenda Bryan Owner, The Lily Pad

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Public Library at Tellico Village

re you looking for something unique this year – tired of buying the same old present and don’t want to go to the Mall, don’t want to go searching on the internet and would just like to get something different. Well, The Public Library at Tellico Village has some great holiday gift ideas: 1. A permanent gift of an engraved brick will be placed in the Mary Ann Bork Courtyard. The brick(s) may be engraved in celebration, in honor or in memory of a special person or group. The cost is $150 per brick. 2. The Woodworkers of Tellico Village have created a beautiful wood sculpture that graces the foyer of the Public Library at Tellico Village. Each leaf on the tree symbolizes the financial support to the library in the form of celebration, in honor or in memory of a special person or group. Leaves are bronze ($500), silver ($1,000) and gold ($1,500). 3. A Holiday Book Sale: Gifts for all Ages, December 5, 2020 from 10am-1:00pm at the Courtyard in the Public Library of Tellico Village. Items include

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children’s books and cds and dvds; cookbooks; coffee table books; Christmas books; Christmas music; religion; classic; romance, art/music/photography; games and puzzles and 2019 fiction. 4. Membership in the Friends of the Tellico Village Library is a yearlong gift giving your recipient the opportunity to keep the Library doors open and continue the amazing programs that the Library offers. When you are still wondering what you are going to do with the kids over the holidays, how about checking out one of our children’s literacy backpacks, loaded with great

information, challenging the imagination of your child. These literacy backpacks are designed for learning and fun. Backpacks range from Baby Animals and Backyard Discovery to Magic Tricks and Hiking. Or how about a backpack on Space, Tennessee, Music or 100 Things to do with a Piece of Paper. There are 12 different literacy backpack subjects for ages from 2 to 12 and can be checked out for one week. And don’t forget the great selection of books in the children’s corner of the Library. And when you are finished shopping for others, take care of yourself with a free eBook from the Tellico Village Library. Free e-books are available through the Library’s association with the Tennessee State Library READS program. All you need is your library card number to sign into READS and download books. The Tellico Village Library has paid extra to get best-selling fiction and non-fiction eBooks on a priority basis which means the TV Library patrons have priority access to these eBooks title. Happy Holidays from The Public Library At Tellico Village

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Assisted Living vs Independent Senior Living

s you or your loved one ages, the question of care begins to come to the forefront. How much daily care does the elder adult in your life require? And how do you find the appropriate senior housing to fit their needs in a respectful, dignified setting? Determining whether an assisted living facility is the correct path, or if an independent senior living facility is the suitable choice, is a good place to start. Assisted Living Assisted living facilities focus on helping residents with the activities of daily life. Some residents may require assistance with personal hygiene, mobility, medication, and even eating. Staff members are trained to offer this level of supervision and support, and some facilities have skilled nursing and medical services on-site. Active Senior Living Community In most cases, an active adult community provides minimal hands-on care by facility staff. If you or your seniors are in good health and are excited about a burden-freelifestyle, then an independent living facility would


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Madisonville Kiwanis Christmas Parade

he Healing Power of Christmas” is the theme of the annual Madisonville Kiwanis Christmas Parade to be held Saturday, December 5th at 4:00 p.m. The parade will form on Anderson Drive by the Monroe Farmers Co-op and travel North on College Street past the Court House and then follow the route from last year. The Grand Marshalls for the parade are “Essential Workers” honoring all those in our community during the COVID Pandemic. Since there are too many to honor individually, we wish to honor everyone caught up in the crisis. All floats are eligible to win a cash prize. Judged floats will be parked by the Co-op, non-judged floats will be parked on Anderson Drive. Floats competing for prizes should be inplace for judging by 2:00 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, third place and Judges’ Choice. All floats

can be judged; churches, civic organizations, business, etc. An application to be judged must be submitted to City Hall by noon Friday before the parade. There are no fees to participate in the judging or the parade. Four wheel vehicles are not allowed and parade participants are asked not to distribute candy because of COVID. In the event of inclement weather, the Parade will be held on December 12th. All funds derived from the parade are donated to the local community by the Madisonville Kiwanis Club. For information contact Don Edmands, Jr., Parade Chairman, 423-884-3806. Kiwanis Club of Madisonville P. O. Box 333 Madisonville TN 37354

Kiwanis Club Installs New Vice President


resident Eric Hazuda (L) welcomes Rusty Poole of Tellico Plains as the new Kiwanis Club of Madisonville Vice President. Rusty originally hails from Georgia and is retired from the United States Air Force. He has been a member of Kiwanis for 22 years and served as President three times. He and his wife Wendy Jo have two daughters. Like a lot of us, they fell in love with East Tennessee on a visit and relocated. Kiwanis Club meets Tuesdays at noon at Donna’s Old Town Café in Madisonville. For information contact Don Edmands, Jr., 423-884-3806.

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Exile’s J.P. Pennington Reflects on 42 Years of Kissing People All Over

ny baby boomer who listened to the radio for even just a little bit in the seventies has, undoubtedly, heard the song, “Kiss You All Over” by the band, Exile, from the state of Kentucky. If you heard it once, you heard it a thousand times. It may come as a complete surprise to you (as it did to Boomerocity) that this year marks the 42nd anniversary of when the song hit number one on the music charts and remained in that spot for four weeks. It was the number five song of 1978 and ranked as the ninth in the 50 Sexiest Songs by Billboard Magazine. Currently, the song has amassed over 15.7 million Spotify streams and is included in 75.2K playlists. As 2020 has evolved and changed the landscape of fan interaction, the band has released a new Covid-19 mask with the well-recognized ‘Kiss You All Over’ lip logo to commemorate the anniversary and keep fans safe. Fans can order the mask at

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the band’s website, Exile.biz. “We’d love to ‘Kiss You All Over’, but in the interest of keeping everyone safe, here’s our solution to keep us all safe and COVID free!” shares the band members. They added, “We’re extremely pleased and thankful to be one of the lucky artists that have had a “signature song” in our careers - one of those songs that just stays around through the years, from generation to generation.”

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“Kiss You All Over” has recently been included in the Soundtrack for the major motion picture, ‘The Big Ugly,’ starring Vinnie Jones, Ron Perlman and Malcolm McDowell. It has also been included in thirty-two other productions including Happy Gilmore, Man on the Moon, Zookeeper, Wild Hogs, Employee of the Month, Hello Ladies, American Swing and miniseries Mindhunter (Netflix), Pose (FX), Red Oaks (Amazon) and Imposters (Bravo). 2020 celebrates the 57th anniversary for the band, which formed in Richmond, Kentucky. Since their beginning in 1963, the band has had No. 1 hits on the pop and country charts, achieving ten number 1 hits on the country chart, three gold albums and over 8 million records sold. The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame members will continue to tour performing their greatest hits, fan-favorite on-theroad songs from over the years, and will announce new projects later in 2020. With all this going on, Boomerocity reached out to founding Exile member, J.P. Pennington, via a Zoom video call at his Kentucky home. Obviously, we discussed the forty-second anniversary of “Kiss You All Over” as well as what all J.P. and the band have been working on during the “COVID” lull. Our conversation began with me commenting on the fact that, despite the song’s age, it still has “legs” and sounds as though it was written and recorded yesterday. Pennington responded by saying, “Well, thank you. You know, the song has a good beat - good feel to it. It’s very simple, a

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very simple song as far as the feel of it goes. I think that’s part of the reason that it has helped to hold up over the years. Of course, lyrically, when you’re singing a lyric like ‘I Want To Kiss You All Over’, it resonates with people. That song, when it first came out, it caused a lot of trouble especially in radio. “We had so many people who came out against it - program directors who came out against it, some of them quitting their jobs because their boss told him to play the song. All that information sort of got around, and although it was negative, it started making that song sell like hotcakes. “Jesse Jackson came out against it. He was on like, the national nightly news. He made a comment about it of how people like us were causing the degradation of American society. And man, I mean, the song, it just took off. But the song, compared to now, I mean, the song is pretty innocent. “But, you know, I think our fans like to make of it what they will, which is fine. I mean, it says, ‘I want to kiss you all over’, and, literally, that means you want to kiss someone all over. Right? But in essence, it was really written as a double entendre, meaning, ‘I want to kiss you again. I want to kiss you all over.’ That was kind of our ‘out’, you know.’” Space prevents us from sharing the entire conversation here. However, the entire fascinating video of our conversation can be watched at Boomerocity.com. In it, you’ll hear J.P. share about upcoming albums (yes, more than one!) as well as tour plans with none other than the legendary country group, Alabama.

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ut of an abundance of caution to protect our customers and volunteers, the MCFA Thrift Store will be closed for the foreseeable future. This was announced on November 13th. Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the State of TN and we anticipate the number of cases to continue to rise in Monroe and the surrounding counties. Our Facebook page will still be available for purchases of furniture and other items. Stay tuned for updates on our website (www.MonroeCountyFriends of Animals. org) and newsletter.

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Downtown Knoxville Alliance funded new holiday lighting in Market Square called the Peppermint Grove. The peppermint-themed lighting display will be lit 24 hours a day from Nov. 23 through mid-February.

“Downtown Knoxville has become the heart of the holidays, and we want to make it extra special this year,” said Michele Hummel, executive director of the Downtown Knoxville Alliance. “Due to the pandemic, we’ve worked with the City of Knoxville to create a safe and family-friendly experience for residents and visitors as they eat, drink, shop and explore this holiday season.” New holiday lighting in Market Square, funded by the Downtown Knoxville Alliance and called the Peppermint Grove, will be lit 24 hours a day from now through mid-February. The square’s mature oak trees and lampposts will create a red and white candy wonderland. The peppermint-themed lighting display will be in addition to the City of Knoxville’s Christmas in the City lights, which includes a 42-foot Christmas tree on Gay Street; and twinkling lights throughout Krutch Park and the Old City. The City’s Holidays on Ice will be moving from Market Square to the Civic Coliseum. Additional holiday experiences running from Nov. 27Jan. 3 and organized by the Downtown Knoxville Alliance, in partnership with Visit Knoxville, Dogwood Arts and downtown businesses include: • The fifth-annual The Elf on the Shelf®scavenger hunt will be entirely contact-free this year as Scout Elves hide in the storefront windows of dozens of participating downtown businesses. Participants can share photos via social media using the hashtag #ElvesInKnox and tagging @downtownknox for chances to win weekly gift card drawings. • The Peppermint Trail returns with a twist: Restaurants and businesses throughout downtown will of-

fer specially crafted drinks, treats and gifts featuring peppermint along with other holiday flavors, such as gingerbread, cinnamon, cranberry and apple spice. Peppermint-themed decals will mark the sidewalk outside participating merchants. • A new holiday mural in Strong Alley by artist Megan Lingerfelt will provide an Instagram-worthy photo op. Don’t forget to tag @downtownknox. “We are grateful for the participation of many downtown businesses in helping us create this festive holiday experience,” Hummel said. “We hope downtown residents and visitors will enjoy the holiday scenery while supporting these shops and restaurants.” The Downtown Knoxville Alliances reminds everyone to make health and safety a top priority. Wear a mask – the more festive, the better – practice physical-distancing and stay home when sick. For more information, visit www.downtownknoxville. org/holiday. About the Downtown Knoxville Alliance Ensuring a vibrant, flourishing downtown is the primary mission of the Downtown Knoxville Alliance (DKA). Formed in 1993 as a Central Business Improvement District (CBID), the district encompasses a 0.67-square-mile area and is supported by a special assessment to property owners that is used to make improvements, enhance services and promote downtown. The DKA continually focuses on attracting and retaining a thriving community of residents, businesses and visitors in Downtown Knoxville. For more information, visit https://www.downtownknoxville.org.

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020 was a year like no other, and many of you used the time you had at home to work on your landscape. Others are still working. Now that we are moving into winter, it is a good time to evaluate what you have done or what you want to do. If things didn’t quite turn out the way you wanted or if you still have plans, let us help you put the right plant in the right place. The ground seldom freezes here, so you can continue to plant right on through the winter. With that being said, I know that most of us are not going to do a lot of yard work this month. There is simply too much to do during the holidays, so I am going to do what I traditionally do and tell you how to take care of some of your holiday plants. If you have questions about others, such as Amaryllis and Cyclamen, give us a call. Christmas Cactus The Christmas cactus and its cousins are very low maintenance, but there are a few tricks to growing them: » They are tropical cactus, not desert cactus. They don’t like hot afternoon sun and do not like to get bone dry. They do like lots of light, however, and won’t bloom well if kept in too dark a spot. » The bloom cycle is triggered by cool temperatures and longer periods of darkness. Keep them away from heat sources and give them 13 hours of darkness per day. » Don’t overwater. Every couple of weeks is fine for most homes. Once the blooms have finished, let them

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already in a plastic sleeve. This camouflages damage and creates a fungal breeding ground around the plant. The plant should be placed in a sleeve for transportation, but remove the sleeve when you get home by cutting it off or pulling it from the bottom. » Don’t expose the poinsettia to cold temperatures. Anything below 50 will damage it. Freezing temperatures will kill it in less than a minute. Keep it away from drafts or windows and doors. » The bracts are very fragile because of the size of the blooms. This means they should be put where they will not be bumped or brushed against. » The poinsettia is not poisonous. Some people (and animals) may have a reaction to the sap, however, so keep them away from pets and children.

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recent article in BoatUS describes how two young friends, boys ages 10 and 11, drowned in Cherokee Lake. Sadly they died from Electric Shock Drowning or ESD. ESD occurs when low levels of A/C current enter the water from faulty electrical wiring on family docks and boats. This current incapacitates a swimmer, causing them to drown. It is also poses a significant health risk to those attempting to rescue these individuals. The article went on to say that as many as 7 other swimmers were reportedly drowned from ESD nationally during this same summertime period and that there were probably at least as many near misses. It is also likely that other ESD drownings occurred but went unidentified as such. Electric Shock Drownings have been likened to entering a bathtub with an electric hair dryer in your hand. But in this case, the hair dryer is your boat or dock. The real tragedy of these stories is that these drownings needn’t have taken place. The solution is a simple one costing only $799. That’s right. For the combined annual costs of detailing and winterizing your family’s boat, these deaths likely

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f spending more time at home has caused you to take a more critical view of your home’s kitchen and bath cabinetry, the professionals at Country Carpet & Flooring/Cabinets can help you to transform your outdated kitchen and bath into a showcase kitchen and bath that will be the envy of friends and family. Not only has Country Carpet & Flooring/Cabinets earned a well deserved reputation as the area’s premier resource for all your residential and commercial flooring needs for over 4 decades, but they have also earned a reputation for designing and installing fine kitchen cabinetry for far less than you might expect to spend in Knoxville’s kitchen designer showrooms. At Country Carpet & Flooring/Cabinets we sell high quality, solid wood cabinetry, factory direct. There are no middlemen, distributors, dealers or boutique style showrooms that result in exorbitant prices. What you do get

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Storage Wars

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hile you may enjoy watching the TV show Storage Wars, it’s definitely not fun to be living a storage war! Living in your own storage war at home means you’re constantly battling for space and organization to store things, especially in your closets. Piles of shoes on the floor, shirts and sweaters thrown chaotically A set of double drawers is a on a shelf, and a jumbled must in a shared master closet. mess of scarves and belts on a spare hanger. And of course we all have clothes stuffed in our closet we don’t wear: We’re just hoping that someday we can fit into them again! Here are a few practical tips on being more organized and sharing a closet space with your spouse: Her Side vs His Side Sharing a master closet is nearly impossible when a couple’s clothes are mixed together. It’s often confusing and definitely frustrating as you struggle to find your clothes. And yes, typically women need more space for their clothing and accessories. Women have tall boots, ankle-high boots, longer dresses, knee-length dresses and purses. All these items need dedicated space in the closet. Many couples create a visual “dividing line” in their closet to clearly indicate who has what side, such as a double set of drawers in the middle if you’re sharing the space fifty-fifty, or the woman gets an additional wall for hanging items. Avoid the Back-and-Forth Routine to the Bedroom Having drawers in your closet for socks, underwear, jewelry and other items means you don’t have to go back and forth from the closet to the bedroom dresser. This saves you valuable time getting dressed and you don’t wake up your spouse if he/she gets up later in the morning. New houses now have larger master closets to accommodate space for drawers. Use Vertical Storage Space If you have ceilings nine feet or higher taking advantage of vertical storage is important. Even small closets designed with taller cabinets will provide big storage. For many older homes with lower ceilings the standard height of the top shelf is often at just over seven feet. Today’s new homes have ceilings that are nine feet or higher. Stay on Your Side of the Closet Respecting one another’s space and belongings is key to maintaining shared closet harmony. Make an effort to keep your area of the closet tidy and don’t let your collection of workout clothes or jeans overflow into your partner’s area. No mater the size of your closet or budget, call Tailored Living of Knoxville to give you a design that maximizes your storage space and budget! Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage 865-947-8686 www.TailoredLivingKnoxville.com


Born in America

t’s another American success story, except that this story began in Tennessee. Tennessee native Ray Jackson returned to his hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee in 1933 after working in an Ohio automotive assembly plant. Ray started a furniture upholstery company and several years later invested his total savings of $30 and launched Jackson Furniture. Today, Jackson Furniture Industries employs over 1,500 workers in 7 factories in 3 states. Jackson Furniture Industries is no doubt best known for its iconic brand Catnapper. Having earned a reputation for quality and value, Jackson Furniture offers customers a full line of sofas, reclining sofas, recliners, sectionals, lift chairs, sleepers, accent chairs and cocktail ottomans. Today, Jackson Furniture sells its furniture exclusively through its preferred network of dealers. Perhaps because Jackson Furniture is still family owned, it prefers to distribute its furniture products through other family owned dealers that share their commitment to a strong American work ethic, quality, value and a desire to serve their community. Locally, Jackson Furniture has selected Plaza Electronics & Appliances of Athens, TN to distribute its products. A second generation, family owned business, Plaza has been the first choice for many East Tennesseans in the market for appliances, electronics, mattresses and furniture since 1988. Just 30 minutes west of high prices, discover the Plaza Electronics & Appliances difference for yourself. Selection - Value - Outstanding Customer Service Plaza Electronics & Appliances 1518 Decatur Pike Athens, TN 37303 423-745-0502 www.plazaelectronicsandappliance.com

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