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ecause we’re spending more time around the house nowadays, many Americans are learning to fully appreciate their homes. Our kitchens are once again a favorite family gathering place where we share our daily experiences. Our family rooms provide a much needed diversion from the world with gaming and new feature movies and old classics streaming on our widescreen televisions. And our beautifully landscaped patios and gardens offer the peace and tranquility that often alludes us with our hectic career and family schedules. But despite these wonderful features of our homes that we are coming to enjoy more, you no doubt have become increasingly more focused on certain areas of your home that might have become a source of growing frustration for you. Are you going on a hunt to get dressed each morning? Does your car even fit in the garage? Do the doors stay closed in the laundry and pantry because the spaces just don’t work? How can one family have accumulated so much “STUFF” you ask yourself? Well, the solution to your “STUFF” issues may be easier than you might expect: Closets by McKenry.
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For nearly two decades, Closets by McKenry owner and founder, Chris McKenry, has helped homeowners from L.A. to Knoxville overcome their storage and organizational problems. And, more recently, Chris has been helping a growing number of professionals transition from their conventional office places to their new at-home offices that enable busy professionals like yourself to remain both productive and efficient. Closets by McKenry is locally owned and independently operated and is not a franchise. Chris and his team remain nimble enough to respond to all the latest developments in the storage and organizational marketplace and yet large enough to source these innovative products from around the world. And because of the industry relationships that Chris developed since 2000, Closets by McKenry is able to source everything you’ll need to create the perfect storage and organizational solutions for your home’s closets, garage, pantry, laundry, and home storage needs… and all at the best prices. Closets by McKenry uses the latest ClosetPro 3D software, a cloud-based system
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that allows your projects to be designed and visualized in your own home. They are also very proud to support their local and area business economy by being the exclusive Knoxville distributor for Sevierville-based Inspiration Home Closet Systems. Chris firmly believes that bringing order and organization to our surroundings can enhance our lives and reduce stress. He describes the number one mistake people make in their closets and storage spaces: “Not taking an extra minute to plan and think of their needs. It is not JUST a
closet, or garage, or laundry. It is the place that affects your entire day.” Chris always asks many questions to make sure everything that needs a place has a place, and he loves bringing a smile to a client’s face. “You have many choices when selecting a closet and storage company,” said Chris. “But what really successfully differentiates Closets by McKenry in the minds of our customers is our love in taking care of them and going that extra mile.” Continued on page 2A ...
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The Process of Customizing Your Home is as Easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. Consultation: Closets by McKenry is currently offering both in-home or virtual consultations, whichever the client is more comfortable with. At that time we discuss your needs, goals, and measure the space. 2. Review proposal: Closets by McKenry will sit down with you either in the showroom while practicing social distancing and wearing a mask - or virtually to review the proposal and answer questions. You will have a 3D rendering of your project, along with the total cost and timeline. You will see exactly what your new space will look like, and changes can be made at this time. 3. Installation: Closets by McKenry’s experienced, friendly installation professionals will safely and quickly install your components - on your schedule - so you can begin enjoying the benefits of “organization by design” as soon as possible! It’s as simple as that! To learn how to become better organized and to overcome your frustrations with “STUFF,” give Chris a call today. Chris can also help you create that perfect work-at-home office space that will provide you with everything required to remain productive and efficient in our ever evolving world. Awards: » 2010 – Best Closet Design winner at Los Angeles Organizing Awards » 2019 – Best Closet Design – Interior Design Society – nationally recognized for Primary Closet at the Alzheimer’s Tennessee Designer Home and Garden Tour Professional Associations: » Interior Design Society of East Tennessee » Association of Closet and Storage Professionals » Closet Institute of America » National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals » Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce » Knoxville Home Builders Association The Closets by McKenry showroom is located at 201 Center Park Drive, Suite 1070, in Knoxville. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday by appointment only.
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Fall Open House Celebration at The Town Framery & Gifts... But a Little Differently
et ready for C h r i s t m a s by joining us throughout the month of October and enjoy a fabulous sales tax-free shopping experience at your convenience! Throughout the month, you will also receive a discount off of framing, or pick up a coupon for future use. By extending the Open House dates, we will be able to observe proper social distancing for your shopping comfort. We know this year has been a whirlwind of uncertainty and trying times, but let’s celebrate this joyous season!
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elcome to the October 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.
he pre-holiday season has begun, and from now until January, activities will be focused on holiday events and preparations. From October’s Halloween parties and November’s Thanksgiving family dinners to December’s Christmas gift exchanges and New Year’s celebrations, it is a very busy three months. And all our advertisers help to make your preparations less stressful by highlighting products and services that will enhance your holiday time with friends and family. This edition of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views is packed with helpful information, as well as product and service descriptions that can benefit you, our readers, during these holiday months. Holidays are traditionally times when we play host to friends and family, and we want our homes to look their holiday best. October is a great time to ready your home for guests, and if you are in the market to do some updating, we have advertisers that can help you. Whether you are just looking to change a few things in your home’s décor or if you are planning a major update, then consider contacting one of our advertising partners. The holidays will be here before you know it. As we go into these next three holiday months, let’s focus on enjoying the journey and allow our East Tennessee’s Mountain Views advertising partners to eliminate some of your holiday stress. Make this holiday season the best for you and your family. Visit online at www.EverythingKnoxville.com
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Correction to WATeR’s article in the September edition of Mountain Views The article titled Are the Fish Safe to Eat in the Lake? which appeared in the September edition of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views had a correction to a quote made by Mr. Waldrop. The quote from Mr. Waldrop that was submitted in the article sent to us by the Chair of the Communications/Publicity Committee was: The only pathway of concern issued by any environmental agency is by eating catfish from the lake every day of every month for 70 years. Mr. Waldrop’s text and the correct statement is: The only pathway of concern issued by any environmental agency is by eating catfish from the lake every month for 70 years.
Jack Nicklaus to Speak at Athens Chamber Benefit
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he shelter has many wonderful indoor cats who are ready for adoption, including all colors, ages, and sizes. Let’s start with Jack, who is a staff and volunteer favorite. He is a tabby weighing in at about 18 pounds. He is a bundle of purrs and cuddles. We have many other adult cats: Mama Chin (Black and White), Devlin (White and Black), Romeo (Solid Black), Roxie (Tortie), Stripe, Ruff, Ready, and Orangeade (a very sweet kitty that actively seeks human interaction and loves chin stitches and head scratches), and there are many kittens: Donny, Mickey, Merlin, Marble, and Tic, to name a few. The greatest thing about adopting from the shelter is that you are saving the life of a stray or surrendered cat that really needs a good indoor home, and they are ALL fully vetted for a very small fee. Some benefits of having a pet cat are they are great companions, they are excellent listeners and never judge, and their purr is soothing and helps healing. Children raised with cats become more responsible and healthier adults, and the number one benefit is that cats are fun, and you don’t have to walk them in the rain and cold! Kiya is a 3-year-old female Shepherd/husky mix and is looking for her “fur-ever” home - but one without chickens, as she doesn’t like them. Bella is a 6-year-old female Lab mix and weighs 41 pounds. Bella is looking for a home where she has a constant companion. Many things in this world scare this sweet girl, and she has a hard time coping, especially when thunderstorms come in or other stressful situations. The perfect home would be a quiet one that is looking for a companion dog and not leave Bella alone. If your dog is like Bella and uncomfortable around loud noises, there are several things you can do to help her: » First, give her a sense of safety. If you’re out and about and she starts shaking, whining, or pacing, leave as soon as possible. If you’re home, take her to the place where she usually goes for comfort or sleep. It should NOT be a punishment place. » Next thing is to distract her. Play music or turn on the TV. Engage her in a game of tug or fetch. If she
appears uninterested, don’t continue. You don’t want her to associate fun games with her fear of the noise. » There are several medications and treats on the market that help pets stay calm during stressful times. A “thunder shirt/jacket” is also on the market. It is a tight shirt that helps the dog calm herself. Introduce your dog to the thunder shirt BEFORE a storm or event happens so she can become comfortable with it. There are even earmuffs for your dog! And, of course, ask your vet for guidance. Unlike us, our pets have no way of knowing when our at-home sheltering might be coming to an end. Before pet owners resume normal back at work schedules, we need to help our pets get ready for the transition. Here are some tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association to help prepare your pets. » Slowly introduce workday routines. Schedule waking up, feeding, and walking as you would for your expected workday routine. » Introduce a consistent departure schedule that builds on that routine. Take anxiety out of your departure practice short departures on a daily basis, and gradually extend the time you are gone. » Give a small treat just as you walk out the door to condition your pet to find it rewarding for you to leave. If signs of anxiety occur - such as destructive activity don’t punish your pet. Instead, shorten the time away and slowly build up to longer periods. » Exercise: Before leaving, engage in rigorous play or physical activity. Burning energy can help keep pets calm and relaxed for longer periods while you’re gone. » Keep them engaged. Long-lasting treats, food puzzles, and automatic feeders can help keep pets occupied throughout the day. » Create a safe space. If you typically used a crate while you were gone during the day but have stopped while at home, now is a good time to either explore discontinuing the crate (gradually increasing the length of time you’re away) or reintroduce crating while still working from home. Do this by making it rewarding for your dog to go into the crate for short periods.
The Public Library at Tellico Village Hosts Mini Book Sale October 17th
uring this period of COVID-19 social distancing, the tented courtyard at the Tellico Village Public Library has become the venue for a series of mini book sales. Major fundraisers were canceled, prompting the library’s Friends group to invite its patrons and members of the surrounding community to outdoor mini sales. Two previous mini sales, Mystery Madness and Stranger Than Fiction, have been successful for both the visitors who were able to purchase items for $1-$3 and for the library. The next mini sale will be held on Saturday, October 17, from 9 am to noon in the tented courtyard. The featured genres will include sports, history, government & politics, and books about Tennessee, along with others. Most items will sell for $1 or $3, cash or check only. Visitors are required to wear face masks, and social distancing will be observed. For more information, call 865-4585199 or visit www.TVLibrary.org.
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Zoo Knoxville Anticipating Giraffe Birth in December
oo Knoxville is preparing for the birth of a giraffe calf in December. This will be the second calf born to five-year-old Frances and 18-year-old Jumbe (pronounced JOOM-bay). The projected due date is December 17. Zoo Knoxville is part of a collaborative network of zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) throughout the U.S. working to save giraffes from extinction. Poaching and habitat destruction have devastated wild populations. During the last three decades, giraffe populations have decreased by 40%, with the animals now locally extinct in seven African countries. Giraffe are now considered vulnerable to extinction. “The birth of an endangered animal always inspires hope, perhaps even more so in 2020,” said Phil Colclough, Director of Animal Care, Conservation, and Education. “This baby is critical to maintaining a healthy and viable population for the future, and that’s one of the most important jobs we have as a modern zoo. Our guests can also be champions for giraffe conservation by visiting us and helping us care for our herd.” Zoo Knoxville is home to four giraffes: Females Bea, Francis, and Lucille and male Jumbe. You can go behind the scenes with the giraffe team and learn how they care for the herd on the zoo’s new original series, “The Wild Life,” streaming online at www.watchthewildife.com. Zoo Knoxville is a non-profit entity situated on 53 wooded acres just east of downtown Knoxville. Zoo Knoxville features exhibits of wild animals in natural habitats and is world renowned for its efforts in conservation and species survival. Zoo Knoxville is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Knoxville’s largest attraction, the zoo is open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Currently the zoo is open Monday through Wednesday from 9 am to 2 pm, Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. For more information, visit www.zooknoxville.org.
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8A • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, October, 2020
he year 2020 will be remembered for a number of reasons. Some will remember it because of COVID-19, but others will remember it because of the impact it had on local small businesses. As a small business that has proudly served the Greater Tellico Village community since 1988, The Village Salon has faced some very challenging times during 2020, as
have most small businesses in the area. It all started when small businesses in Tennessee were asked to close for 15 days in an effort to ‘flatten the curve’. Those 15 days turned into a 44 day forced closure that created potentially catastrophic impacts on small businesses in our area. Thankfully, we Brian K. Whitehead were positioned to survive, Managing Partner but surviving the shutdown The Village Salon is only the beginning of the Survival Mode. Hair salons, nail salons, The Village Salon 222 Village Square and medical spas have been in Tellico Village Offering The Latest Colore Styling Techniques particularly impacted because 865-458-9332 of the nature of services we email@example.com provide. Businesses that operate under the ‘close contact’ guidelines often find themselves essentially with one hand tied behind their back when it comes to operating for profit. Restrictions that reduce volume as well as operating efficiency continue to hinder close contact businesses even as we approach October. The American spirit will ultimately prevail, as business owners learn how to operate in the current environment, 222 Village Square • Tellico Village and their customers learn to do the same. Yes, our operational procedures have become exhausting, but we Salon Hours: are truly thankful to be safely serving our guests. Tues. - Fri. 8am - 6pm • Saturday 8am - 5pm On behalf of all small businesses here in the Greater Early & Late Hours by Appointment Tellico Village community, THANK YOU for your VISA • MASTERCARD • DISCOVER continued support!
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Update on CHEO (Complementary Health Education Organization)
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HEO misses you, and we have not forgotten you. Unfortunately, we have been unable to schedule any programs, as our meeting places have not opened up or are too small to accommodate our group based on the COVID restrictions. We have speakers ready to present as soon as we are able to meet safely. At this time, we have placed a hold on joining or renewing memberships. We will be extending membership
renewal dates or extending memberships for those who have renewed during this time of social distancing due to the COVID virus. We will update you with the specifics at a later time. CHEO does not have any programs scheduled currently. Please visit our website for updates. When our programs begin again, we will send an email to the email addresses we have on file.
Just a reminder that CHEO has moved away from the Club Express website and is now live on a new server. The new CHEO website has a better, more keyword searchable member directory, as well as the availability to search by location and by categories. Check it out at www.cheoknox.org. We hope to see you all very soon. - The CHEO Board
production. Alongside that, 26 million plastic bottles are made each year, equaling 30 million tons of plastic that ultimately end up in landfills. In the U.S. alone, it takes 15 million barrels of oil annually to meet the demands of bottled water consumption. That’s enough to fuel 100,000 cars for a year! Third, marine life can be affected by plastic bottled water. Many landfills are located near an ocean, and the microplastics can make their way into the water during decomposition. Sea turtles and other marine life can mistake the microplastics for their main food source, jellyfish, and digest the plastic, which can result in injury or death. Fourth, 90% of the cost of bottled water is the packaging, not the water quality. Paying a premium for low quality doesn’t quite add up in our book. The labels on your bottled water state “filtered by reverse osmosis.” Aqua Clear Water Systems (ACWS) uses the same process, reverse osmosis, to filter your tap water, but for a lower cost annually. ACWS offers many reverse osmosis drinking water
systems and also provides complete whole home systems. In addition to your clothes lasting longer, your coffee and tea tasting better, and your hair and skin becoming healthier, owning a professional water system is like having a bottled water factory in your home. Upgrading your water is the quickest way to protect your two biggest investments: YOU and your home. It costs $0 to learn how to improve your water, and we hope we can help you get “off the bottle” by becoming a part of the ACWS family. For the readers of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, we are offering a special, limited-time offer. You’ll receive the exclusive designer faucet in the color of your choice for no additional investment. ($195 value. Expires November 1, 2020.) Mention this article to receive this attractive, lead-free, American-made, high-quality faucet with your professional reverse osmosis system.
The Surprising Sins of Bottled Water
By David Brewster, Owner of Aqua Clear Water Systems, LLC
illions of Americans buy bottled water, and the reasoning is usually about convenience or about how the water from their faucet doesn’t taste great or carries an odor. Bottled water seemingly fixes these drinking water issues, but does it? Let’s discuss some of the problems with bottled water. First, a gallon of water is 2,000 times more expensive than tap water. A case of 24 (16.9 oz) bottles of water is $5, making each ounce of water $0.01. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, you should drink around 100 ounces per day. Multiply $0.01 x 100 ounces and it equals $1 per day, or $365 spent on bottled water per adult per year. A family of four would spend around $1,460 per year on bottled water. Second, bottled water contributes to environmental problems directly related to plastic waste. Plastic bottles are typically petroleum based; they release harmful toxins into the air, like nickel, benzene, and more, during
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October, 2020, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 9A
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Custom Lakefront – Millers Landing
Lakefront – Tellico Village
120 Turtle Cove Court $1,350,000 – MLS #1120930
306 Okmulgee Circle $999,000 – MLS #1125926
Lakefront – Tellico Village
Stand Alone Townhome – Tellico Village
Golf Front – Tellico Village
Golf Front – Tellico Village
170 Dudala Way $799,000 – MLS #1127102
213 Todaly Circle $749,900 MLS #1123190
142 Oostanali Way $599,900 – MLS #1112808
222 Chickasaw Lane $559,000 – MLS #1073849
Golf Front – Tellico Village
Golf Front w/Lake & Mtn Views – Tellico Village 201 Tuhdegwa Lane $815,000 – MLS #1122053
Lake Access/Lake View – Tellico Village 203 Sequoyah Road $835,000 – MLS #1110828
Golf Front – Tellico Village
Seasonal Lake & Mtn Views – Tellico Village
Golf Front – Tellico Village
190 Tommotley Drive $569,000 – MLS #1104049
307 Mingo Way $510,000 – MLS #1115836
129 Tahlequah Lane $525,000 – MLS #1121869
Basement Ranch – Tellico Village
Move-In Ready – Tellico Village
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124 Vinita Lane $474,900 – MLS #1121426
111 Vinita Lane $449,900 – MLS #1129138
118 Cheeskogili Way $419,900 – MLS #1128192
217 Tuhdegwa Lane $469,000 – MLS #1122453
130 Geya Circle While we may be working apart, we are also working together. $495,000 – MLS #1117861 Listing Property. Selling Property. Moving things forward.
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Lovely Ranch – Tellico Village
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Golf Front – Tellico Village
114 Daleyuhski Trace $374,900 – MLS #1128303
313 Agoli Lane $370,000 – MLS #1101005
353 Mingo Way $369,900 – MLS #1126845
304 Tigitsi Way $329,500 – MLS #1097473
Lake View/Lake Access – Tellico Village
Lakefront – Tellico Village
Lakefront – Tellico Village
Seasonal Lake & Mtn Views – Tellico Village
210 Oologila Place $375,000 – MLS #1123128
Lot 2 Blk 13 Mialaquo Coves $575,000- MLS #1080208
Lot 4 Blk 13 Tanasi Coves $389,950 – MLS #1071210
201 Osage Place $343,000 – MLS #1118683
10A • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, October, 2020
he month of October marks the anniversary of a date five hundred and three years ago, when Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Thesis (propositions) on the door of a church in Wittenburg, Germany, heralding in huge changes in the Christian Church – a Reformation. It must have been very difficult in those long ago times to accept a shift in “the way it’s always been.” Today churches are facing another reformation of sorts. In the time of COVID-19, churches and other institutions are having to re-form how they gather for worship when they cannot worship together as a body in person. Online worship has become the norm for both large and small congregations. It has been a special challenge for the smaller congregations who have only traditionally worshipped in person and have little or no training in the technology necessary to bring their church families together on a computer screen. Many of their members are of an older generation and have little or no computer skills to begin to find their church services in the world of technology. Accepting that this is actually worship is hard when you don’t get dressed and drive to your worship space and physically sit, stand and sing with your fellow worshippers. After a couple of weeks, we all caught up and accepted the novelty of the situation. Telephone trees and Zoom gatherings kept us in touch with one another in a world without physical contact. Shepherd of the Lake sent out a contact sheet with the photographic images of all of our members so that we could keep our church family very much together as we worshipped alone at home. Over time, the novelty wears off, so where are we now as worshipping congregations? Do we still have the enthusiasm we had a couple of months ago? Is it still weird to be worshipping in front of a computer or television screen in our pajamas, or has that become the norm? Some churches have begun to re-open their doors, following the restrictions placed on them by their state regulations. Are people flocking back to these very different worship spaces? Some are not, still concerned about health and safety, others are giving it a try and are the pioneers, opening their minds to the new church of social separation. It’s causing us to all think about what is church, really. Is it a building? Is it a social gathering? Or are we the church, going forth to be the light of the world? Shepherd of the Lake 143 Chota Center Loudon, TN 37774 865-816-4756 www.shepherdofthelaketn.org
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Worship with Holy Communion - Sundays at 9 AM Worship with us online or make a reservation to attend in person www.shepherdofthelaketn.org 143 Chota Center, Loudon, TN. Directly Across from the Tellico Village POA 865-816-4756
Good Shepherd Buys Van During Fundraiser Campaign
he Good Shepherd Center’s existing annual fundraiser efforts helped generate specific designated funds to assist in paying for a new van. Replacing the existing van was one of the three main objectives of this year’s campaign. The ongoing the fundraiser program is continuing to generate funding for the purchase of food items and building maintenance. The van is used to pick up vegetables/fruits and other food supplies from local suppliers such as Walmart, Little
Caesar’s, Tellico Community Market, Bargain Barn, and various food drives. The current van was a 1994 Dodge Ram with 167,000 miles with various body and engine issues. With the assistance of Jacky Jones Ford, the Good Shepherd Center purchased a 2019 Ford Transit 250 long wheelbase with only 39,000 miles along with A/C. “The additional inside space will be valuable in reducing ‘second trips’ and will allow us at times to pick up larger deliveries,” said Tina Smith, Executive Director of the Good Shepherd Center. In addition to the walk-in freezer, during the past year, a new walk-in cooler was installed at the Center to increase the level of service and availability of food as well. Demand at the Center has increased with many new families needing assistance due to the current COVID-19 crisis. Currently the Center serves an average of 1,500 people per month and distributes approximately 50 boxes of food per day or 30,000 lbs. of food per month at no charge. With the increasing need, the success of the fundraiser is critical. Funds will be used for purchase of food, for replacement of the van used to pick up food donations, and for building repairs. 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
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.
tax deductible. The Center is a 501(c)(3) organization. The current campaign will continue through October; however, funds are accepted year-round. Donations can be mailed to The Good Shepherd Center, P.O. Box 353, 5150 Hwy 411 S, Madisonville, TN 37354. The Center’s phone number is 423-420-8888.
October, 2020, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 11A
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500 Poplar Springs Rd Loudon, TN 37774 3 beds 2,028 sqft $269,990
150 Franklin Estates Lane Greenback, TN 37742 3 beds 1,520 sqft $219,900
851 New Macedonia Rd Loudon, TN 37774 3 beds 1,906 sqft $216,000
Main level living at its BEST! 5 MINUTES to the Lake!! One level ranch home with many upgrades. Large heated and cooled garage with additional workshop or man cave. Three bedrooms, 2 baths with walk-in closets in every room. Kitchen cabinets updated in the Fall of 2019. Stainless steel appliances in kitchen. Dinning room. Office and laundry. New luxury vinyl plank flooring in kitchen and bathrooms. Large open living room with gas fireplace. HVAC replaced and upgraded to gas in 2017. Non-smoking home. This home goes on and on!! Plenty of space outside for RV or camper parking. Close to Tellico Village Parkway but NO HOA. Close to shopping. Washer & dryer to convey. Buyer to verify square footage. See Walkthrough Virtual Tourhttps:// my.matterport.com/show/?m=amKLzL4rJTn
Incredible views from this updated one owner Ranch Home in the country! This brick beauty features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with a split floor plan. The open living room features vaulted ceiling, updated flooring and paint. The kitchen remodel features new shaker style cabinetry, new counters and updated stainless appliances including a Bosch dishwasher. Bedroom 2 features double closets and Bedroom 3 has guest bath access. A large laundry room and attic space above the garage provide loads of storage! This ranch style home sits on over half an acre that is flat and easy to mow in a quiet, out of the way subdivision. The Greenback community is convenient to Maryville, Knoxville, Lenoir City, and surrounding areas. Approximately 25 minutes to McGhee Tyson.
Looking for Acreage in the country? Come see this gorgeous 2.5 acre lot and enjoy the newly renovated, large farmhouse style kitchen with new quality cabinetry, new flooring, new granite countertops, new sink, new lighting, stainless appliances and more! Main level features the fabulous kitchen and dining room combination, formal living room, updated powder room, cozy den with fireplace, and the laundry room where newer washer and dryer remain. All 3 bedrooms are up with an updated hall bath, new carpeting and a large master bedroom with private bath. Outside features a mostly brick exterior, a covered front porch, large concrete patio out back, a 1.5 car garage which includes a small air conditioned multipurpose room. Seller is offering a $1,000 paint allowance.
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750 Elizabeth Way Lenoir City, TN 37772 $1,299,900 MLS #1127576 OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME TO OWN ONE OF EAST TENNESSEES MOST PREMIER LAKEFRONT PROPERTIES!! This spectacular 3 acre site offers majestic main channel views of Fort Loudon Lake as far as the eye can see. With 930 ft of shoreline you are totally surrounded by the beauty that this lake has to offer!! This cottage style home offers spacious comfortable living with plenty of room to entertain. Established in 1900, this property has aged well and is a timeless showpiece. 2 bedrooms on the main level and 2 bedrooms upstairs, leg rec room. Outdoor covered pavilion with wood burning fireplace; covered porch and deck. Also features a small guest house. Main house has a large Generac generator for backup power supply. Very nice large dock with double slip and lift, gas fireplace and kitchen.
1028 Leona Drive Lenoir City, TN 37772 $69,900 MLS #1125597 LAKEVIEW LOT WITH EXISTING FOUNDATION! A rare opportunity is available. This lot previously had a home that was destroyed by a fire; foundation is still here and may be able to be utilized for a new home. Driveway, landscaping, septic and utilities are still on property. Storage building will convey and could be used. Nice lot located across the street from the lake and some lake views, a 2-story home would probably offer some really nice lake views and possibly a sunset view. Excellent location in a lakefront community.
935 Timber Ridge Drive Lenoir City, TN 37771 $678,910 MLS #1125437 MINUTES TO SCHOOOLS, SHOPPING & INTERSTATE! Located in a secluded neighborhood with an additional building lot, home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 3 half baths with option of adding more bedrooms. Main level includes office, master bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, keeping room, patio room, and laundry, which has 2nd half bath. Gourmet kitchen has custom white cabinets, granite countertops, SS appliances, double ovens, and separate gas cook top in island. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 Jack & Jill with 2 toilet rooms, and extra large bonus room. An extra 2,448 sq ft is located in the walk-out basement, plumbed and ready to finish. Follow the rock lined path to the additional building lot (Parcel 053 009 155.00), which comes with the sale of the home. It has its own 50 ft right of way and is not under subdivision restrictions - perfect for horses or barn.
201 Amohi Way Loudon, TN 37774 $359,000 MLS #1087428 THIS PROPERTY IS DOCKABLE...If you have been waiting for a piece of lakefront property to build your dream house on, you seriously need to look at this one. Located in the peaceful Toqua Coves, tall trees, huge lot (.77) of an acre, with 220 feet of lake frontage and deep water all the time.
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310 Amohi Lane Loudon, TN 37774 $235,000 MLS #1118362 Tellico Village - 3 Bed 2 bath on main level. Wooded cul-de-sac lot. Lake access. Screen porch . Newer roof. Unfinished walkout basement has separate entrance (no stairs inside house to basement walk around back) . Great to finish or keep as huge workshop / craft. Storage area. Vacant and needs updates. Bring all offers - NOTE HOME IN PROBATE. Closing date apx. after Oct 30,2020. HOME SOLD AS IS.
1030 Strange Rd. Lenoir City, TN 37772 $239,000 MLS #1130468 **ALL BRICK**BASEMENT RANCH**LOCATED LESS THAN A MILE FROM KNOXVILLE**ON OVER HALF ACRE LOT! You can change the inside of a house but not the lot size or location. Enjoy Knoxville amenities at Lenoir City costs. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths upstairs along with huge bonus room, living room with real fireplace. Downstairs has a big den area with second fireplace, another bedroom, a canning storage area, large shop area that runs the length of the house with garage door. Roof is less than 10 yrs old, HVAC less than a year old and still under warranty. Come make this place your own!
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372 Meadow Walk Lane Lenoir City, TN 37772 $249,900 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 oversized 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.
Queener Rd. Loudon, TN 37774 $199,900 MLS #1129078 THIS IS THE PERFECT LAND IN AN IDEAL LOCATION TO DEVELOP FOR RESIDENTIAL, MULTI FAMILY OR THE BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME!! Bring your horses for a horse farm w/out giving up commuting convenience!
12A • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, October, 2020
“30 Minutes West of High Prices” I
f you’re tired of paying high prices for appliances, electronics, furniture and mattresses, not to mention the indifference of sales associates and the total lack of service after the sale, look west. Just 30 minutes west of where you may be considering shopping for a new TV, washer, dryer, refrigerator, range, mattress or recliner, you’ll discover Plaza Electronics & Appliances in Athens, TN. Family owned and operated since 1988, Plaza has earned a reputation for unparalleled product knowledge, customer service, and outstanding service after the sale. Unlike the big box stores, Plaza Electronics & Appliances services what they sell.
Should you experience a problem with an item you’ve purchased, you’ll get results. Plaza has its own in-house parts department, service department and fleet of service and delivery vehicles. The big box stores have an 800 number that usually connects you to a third-party service company. That’s it! And Plaza stocks all of the major brands including: • Amana • Bosch • Bose • Broan • Electrolux • Frigidaire • General Electric • Hotpoint
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October, 2020, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 13A
A Walk on the Wild Side – The Return of Animal Print E
very few seasons, animal print makes a resurgence. The patterns nature has bestowed on zebras, leopards and snakes have always made an impression on fashion designers – and now they’re again accessible and wearable. The prints we’ve seen before seem to play an even bigger role this season. Not only is there the quintessential leopard print, but also a cow, cheetah and giraffe! When you feel like showing your wild side, nothing speaks like a sexy animal print. However, there are a few things to consider when choosing the right one for you. Scale animal prints to your size. Smaller prints like cheetah and leopard look great on most everyone. Larger scale prints like cow and giraffe have a lot of white space in them and are more difficult to wear. Pair animal prints with neutrals (black, brown, grey and off-white) or play off of equally bold colors (leopard with hot pink or zebra with lime). If an entire piece isn’t for you, try a jacket or coat with an animal print lining, or just carry an animal print purse. The return of animal prints is a major style statement this fall. It’s a fashion favorite – call it tried and true – that’s always dependable. Leopard spots are the most important of all the big cats, but watch for tigers to roar in as well. Exotic skins like python, crocodile and lizard emerge as rich dimensional texture on leather or as a print on suede materials. If you’ve always been wild about animal prints, shopping our fall collections will be fun for you this season. From shoes to jackets to jewelry, and everything in between, animal prints are an essential for fall 2020!
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At Dental Arts of Tellico Village, You’re Treated Like Family
amily dentistry has always been part of my life,” said Dr. Angela Burns. “I became inspired to enter the dental profession after observing my father, who launched his own dental career 55 years ago. It became a life’s calling. I always admired the personal level of care he provided. He absolutely loves interacting with his patients and Dr. Angela Burns associates, and like me, he feels truly fulfilled when he’s serving others.” Dr. Angie graduated from the University of Tennessee Memphis College of Dentistry in 1996 and went on to complete her residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Angie’s father opened Dental Arts of Tellico Village in 1996. “Our entire team is focused on helping you and your family members to achieve the optimal dental health and
oral hygiene. That’s why we continue to invest in training, education and the latest and most advanced technology designed for the early detection and, in many instances, the prevention of potential dental diseases.” Dental Arts of Tellico Village offers a wide variety of restorative and cosmetic dental services designed to restore full function and optimal dental health. Restorative services include: » Crowns » Bridges » Partials » Dentures » Fillings » Implants And to provide that beautiful smile that you’ve always dreamed of, Dental Arts of Tellico Village also offers a full range of cosmetic dental services, including: » Implants » Veneers » Dentures » Crowns
“If you’re ready to rediscover a new level of dental care, where you’re treated like a member of our family by a team of compassionate and caring dental care professionals, I invite you to discover Dental Arts of Tellico Village.” Dental Arts of Tellico Village 220 Village Square Loudon, TN 37774 865-458-4869
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LAKE ACCESS/LAKE VIEW 203 Sequoyah Rd 4BD/3.2BA 5,966 sq ft $835,000
GOLF FRONT/LAKE & MTN VIEWS 201 Tuhdegwa Lane 3-4BD/3.2BA 5,163 sq ft $815,000
UNIQUE SETTING WITH WONDERFULVIEWS 307 Mingo Way 4BD/2.1BA 3,508 sq ft $510,000
GOLF FRONT 130 Geya Circle 4BD/3BA 3,980 sq ft $495,000
LAKE ACCESS/LAKE VIEW 210 Oologila Place 3BD/3.1BA 2,424 sq ft $375,000
BASEMENT RANCH 201 Osage Place 3BD/3BA 2,682 sq ft $343,000
SOLD CUSTOM BUILT 1068 Ward Rd 3BD/2.1BA 2,710 sq ft $339,000
5.39 ACRES Lot 5 Block 1 Coyatee Estates 220 Coyatee Drive $226,000
GOLF FRONT 115 Lace Wing Drive $84,900
GOLF FRONT 116 Hanani Trl $35,000
14A • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, October, 2020
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Stu Cook and Cosmo Clifford Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Cosmo’s Factory
raveling Band.” “Lookin’ Out My Back Door.” “Run Through the Jungle.” “Up Around the Bend.” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.” “Long As I Can See the Light.” These are all phenomenal songs that baby boomers (and even boomer wannabes) have enjoyed for many, many years. How many years? Well, you might find it hard to believe that Cosmo’s Factory (the album all those magnificent hits were on) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Because of that, I reached out to Creedence Clearwater Revival co-founders, Stu Cook (bassist for Creedence) and Cosmo Clifford (drummer for Creedence), to talk about the album. The conversations took place separately via video calls. Stu called me from his home in Honduras, and Cosmo called me from his home in California. I asked Stu why he thinks that monumental album still resonates with people after 50 years. “I have no idea,” said Stu. “I think that the album was probably the peak of the band’s success. The band did two more studio albums after Cosmo’s Factory, but I think that it just all came together at the time and made it to number one, and it’s hard for me to... I can’t explain it. I look at all the albums about the same. I wouldn’t say this is my favorite album. It has some of my favorite songs on it, but I just sort of lump them all together. Not to knock success... I mean, it’s hard for me to sit and say, ‘Well, that wasn’t good,’ because they were incredibly successful records. But for me, Bayou Country is the one that has the richest sound.”
Cosmo answered the same question by sharing, “That’s our Sergeant Pepper, if you will. It’s kind of a greatest hits album with a lot of cover tunes. There were three single releases from the album, but there are six singles. They were double-sided hits. John Fogerty’s theory on all of this was that if we’re ever off the charts, we’ll be forgotten about. We were the only ones that thought that way but because everybody else, all of our peers - Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, all those other people that we were competing against for radio time back in the day - would do their album and go on an extended tour. So they were off the charts, but no one forgot about them. That was the deal. “The first single released from Cosmo’s Factory was ‘Traveling Band’ and ‘Who’ll Stop the Rain’ - both doublesided hits. And the album - this was January of 1970 - wasn’t released until July of 1970. There’s another album release in between that. In April, we put out ‘Up Around the Bend’ and ‘Run Through the Jungle’. Back then the unspoken rule about singles was don’t put a single out in front of your album because it’ll take away from album sales. Well, so much for that theory, because that album sold four million copies, and that’s a lot for not being a Greatest Hits album, even though in some ways, it was a Greatest Hits album. There were, as I said, the six singles, so we’re burning at twice the speed when we put out a single. We were putting out three albums in ‘69, so we just really were what I call the ‘roman candle’ of rock and roll. Then, when the album
was released in July, the singles were ‘As Long As I Can See the Light’ and ‘Looking Out My Back Door’.” As for how the album got its name, Cosmo said, “John Fogerty told me that they were gonna name it after me because I have no problem talking to the press guys. I like to joke around with them, and I like to tell stories. I’ve always done that. I’ve always been the emcee at the school assemblies, whereas John was very introverted and shy. He said that he knew they were going to be all over him with the release of this album, so he threw my name in there so that was the bait for the press - to get those guys going. I was making it up, and I had a lot of fun and it worked.” The videos of the calls with both Stu Cook and Cosmo Clifford can be viewed in their entirety on www. boomerocity.com. You can also enjoy a trip down memory lane by ordering your copy of Cosmo’s Factory on the very same page.
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he year 2020 has been an extraordinary year for numerous reasons. Despite all the changes and continuous events highlighting this year, it does not look like this year is going to be a year of massive tax changes. No matter what happens in the 2020 elections, any changes will not take effect until 2021, so this year is likely to continue the gridlock which has kept the tax laws unchanged since 2018. Amid this year of constant turmoil, there were some changes in 2020 for retirement plans, thanks to the SECURE Act, which was signed into law late in 2019. The SECURE Act pushes the age that triggers RMDs from 70½ to 72. For account owners who turn 70½ after December 31, 2019, their beginning age for taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) rises from 70½ to 72. The rules for withdrawing money from inherited IRAs and 401(k)s is also tightened by the SECURE Act. Most accounts will need to be withdrawn and taxed within 10 years of the death of the IRA owner or 401(k) participant. Exceptions allow payouts over the beneficiary’s life expectancy for surviving spouses, the disabled or chronically ill, minor children until they reach 18 and beneficiaries who are not more than 10 years younger than the account owner. Inherited accounts of individuals who died before 2020 will not be affected by this change. Contributions to IRAs after age 70½. The SECURE Act repeals the rule that prohibited contributions to a traditional IRA by taxpayers age 70½ and older. Now taxpayers can continue to make contributions in traditional IRAs if you work into your 70s and beyond. However, there is an impact on qualified charitable distributions (QCDs). Before the SECURE Act, 100% of a QCD was excluded from taxable income. Now, a portion of a QCD can be included in taxable income if you’re age 70½ or older and deducting contributions to a traditional IRA. New 401(k) retirement opportunities for part-time employees. Part-time workers need to save for retirement, too. However, employees who haven’t worked at least 1,000 hours during the year typically aren’t allowed to participate in their employer’s 401(k) plan. That’s about to change. Starting in 2021, the SECURE ACT guarantees 401(k) plan eligibility for employees who have worked at least 500 hours per year for at least three consecutive years. The part-time employee must be 21 years old by the end of the three-year period. The new rule doesn’t apply to collectively bargained employees. Skip your RMD for 2020? New legislation, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) waives RMD obligations for the 2020 tax year. The new legislation for one year only allows the option to skip your 2020 RMD. If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity, you should contact your plan provider or investment firm to make sure your Required Minimum Distribution is suspended for 2020, especially if you have an automatic withdrawal scheduled.
HERE ARE SOME OTHER YEAR-END TAX PLANNING STEPS Double check your income tax withholdings It took the IRS several months to revise the income tax withholdings. In addition, many have received unemployment benefits during 2020. While unemployment benefits are taxable, income tax withholdings were optional. Some taxpayers may see their refunds turn into large amounts due to the IRS. Unemployment is taxable and unlike earned wages does not qualify the taxpayer for earned income credits. This could have a significant impact on the amount of refunds or increase the amount of taxes owed. Are your beneficiary designations up to date? Beneficiary designations will not affect your 2020 taxes but can affect the taxes of your heirs in the future. Particularly in light of the changes noted above regarding retirement plan distributions. Proper planning now will help minimize the taxes your beneficiaries will pay down the road. Beneficiary designations generally apply to life insurance policies, annuities and retirement plans.
Maximize retirement plan contributions For 2020, employer-sponsored 401(k), 403(b) or other tax-deferred retirement plans allow contributions up to $19,500, plus a catch-up provision for those 50 years of age or older of $6,500. For individual retirement accounts (IRAs), the limits are $6,000 plus a $1,000 catch-up contribution. Convert your traditional IRA to a ROTH IRA The ROTH IRA provides three tax advantages - first, withdrawals are not considered income for federal tax purposes; second, they are not included in your minimum required distribution (RMD) calculations; and third, the earnings and appreciation are tax-free. When you convert your traditional IRA to a ROTH IRA, the conversion amount is considered income and will increase your taxes in the year of conversion. However, with proper planning, the tax rates in effect in the year of conversion may be lower than in the year you are required to withdraw the funds. Two tax strategies to consider regarding the 2020 national elections With the presidential elections just a few weeks away, predicting and analyzing the potential tax law proposals that might affect taxpayers has generated a lot of concern and predictions. Some candidates are talking about raising taxes on higher income individuals and changes that could affect many taxpayers. This could be accomplished through several changes to our current tax laws. These include raising the tax rates on higher income individuals, taxing capital gains at ordinary income rates, eliminating the step-up in tax basis for inherited assets, lowering the estate and gift tax exemptions and ending the valuation discount for closely held family businesses. Planning for what might happen with income, estate and gift taxes is a challenge. Taking advantage of the high estate and gift tax exemptions and the valuation discounts could prove to be advantageous at this time if you anticipate potential tax law changes. The tax professionals at WarrenJackson are available to assist you in planning to minimize your tax liabilities and to comply with your tax filing requirements. Call one of our offices today and schedule an appointment. WarrenJackson Certified Public Accountants, PLLC 606 South Main Street in Sweetwater 423-337-5003 409 College Street in Madisonville 423-442-3890 705 East Broadway Street in Lenoir City 865-988-4440 206 N. Hill Street in Athens 423-745-9314
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Susan G. Komen® East TN Announces Virtual 2020 Knoxville Race for the Cure
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usan G. Komen® East TN announced the 2020 Knoxville Race for the Cure will be held virtually, rather than in-person this year. Originally planned for October 31 at World’s Fair Park, the event will now take place virtually on that day, paired with a Survivor Car Parade at World’s Fair Park. Komen will be maintaining the early bird registration fees for the event as well. “As an organization dedicated to saving lives, it is so important to protect the health of our participants, many of whom are breast cancer survivors or are currently in treatment for the disease,” said Amy Dunaway, Executive Director of Komen East TN. “Therefore, we will be leveraging technology this year to ensure we can race together – even if we can’t be together – because breast cancer is not
canceled.” Komen East TN noted that the Knoxville Race for the Cure serves two important purposes. It is an important fundraiser that fuels Komen’s local funding for screening, diagnostic services, and patient financial assistance, as well as breast cancer research. It also provides all those touched by breast cancer a sense of being a part of a large compassionate community committed to making a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Komen will still honor survivors and MBC thrivers on Race morning at World’s Fair Park with a one-mile Car Parade. In addition to the Car Parade for survivors and MBC thrivers, Komen will be creating a discount code for pets to participate this year! Each pet registered will receive a
scarf for them to wear during the Virtual Race for the Cure with their family. Be sure to follow Komen East TN on social media to find out about additional contests and events leading up to the Virtual Race Day. “We believe we will be able to preserve the sense of community through this new virtual fundraising race even though we will be racing where we are,” said Dunaway. “The need is greater than ever before, as people become unemployed, losing their insurance. Komen’s local patient financial assistance program is also saving lives by allowing patients to remain in treatment.” To register and begin fundraising today, visit www. KomenEastTN.org and join us to “Race Where You Are to Save Lives Locally!”
6B • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, October, 2020
October In the Garden
allelujah, we have made it to October! That means it is time to talk about fall gardening. I am sure you have heard that “fall is for planting,” but there are some things that you need to know before you start. First of all, October tends to be our driest month. That means that you can’t plant and walk away expecting Mother Nature to do all the watering. Secondly, there are a few plants that don’t want to be planted after the soil temperature drops below 70 degrees. This category includes Crepe Myrtles and Ornamental Grasses. Those need to be planted soon, or wait until next year. Why is fall a good time to plant other trees and shrubs? Because about 85% of root growth occurs during the fall and winter. The plants aren’t actively growing, so they can focus completely on the roots. It also means that plants you put in this spring (that may have struggled during the summer) can “catch up” during the upcoming months. They can go into next spring with a new lease on life! Now for a subject change. A couple of years ago I wrote an article about various types of gardeners, and many of our readers identified with a character. I am going to go over those again so that you can identify where you may fall on the spectrum. You can’t know where to go if you don’t know where you are! Let’s start with Naked Nellie. This is the homeowner who has bought or built a house that has no landscaping. The house sticks out like a sore thumb and looks unfinished and barren. Sometimes this is because Nellie doesn’t know where to start, and sometimes it is because she spent more than anticipated on the house. I would encourage Nellie to pick an area or a couple of plants and just begin. Even if she only picks one statement plant, it is a start. Next we have Overplanted Oscar. This homeowner went to the store and bought
some cute little plants without checking how big they would be at maturity. (Sometimes this can also happen because a landscaper wanted to sell a lot of plants or a builder wanted the landscape to look “finished” as soon as it was planted.) Whatever the reason, Oscar is now forced to spend his weekends pruning or his house will be taken over by plants and he will have to machete his way through a jungle to get to work. Oscar needs to bring photos in and let us help him selectively eliminate or relocate some plants, or eventually he will end up having to start all over. Wrong Plant Wilma is our next homeowner. She is related to Oscar. She doesn’t realize that plants have specific needs, so she just plants them wherever she feels like it. The plants usually struggle, and she is very frustrated. There is no rhyme or reason in her organization, so it looks chaotic. Like Oscar, Wilma needs to come in and let us recommend removal and relocation. She might also need to adjust the pH of her soil for plants that are pH sensitive.
Next on the list is Overwhelmed Olivia. Olivia has bought a house with extensive, high maintenance landscaping and now she doesn’t know where to start. We also see this when the spouse or partner who was the gardener in the family passes away or is no longer able to garden. What was once a perfectly manicured landscape is now a wreck. Olivia needs to simplify, because working in your yard should be therapeutic, not traumatic! Perfectionist Paul is my final example. Paul has a perfectly manicured landscape. He gets frustrated because plants are actual living things that get bugs and diseases and grow beyond the extremely strict borders that he has allotted for them. He can frequently be found spending his weekends spraying toxic chemicals. Frankly, the Pauls are the ones I have the hardest time with. Chill out Paul! Nothing is perfect, so you need to learn to live with the
imperfections or you are going to drive yourself and everyone around you nuts. Where do you fall on this spectrum? Wherever it is, we can help. Stop by and see us or bring us some photos so that we can see what you have to work with. We will help you pick the right plant for the right area so that you can have a lovely yard that enhances your home without destroying your budget! That is all I have for this month. We have gotten several shipments of trees, shrubs and perennials in, as well as everything you need for fall decorating. Stop by and find something wonderful for your home! Meadow View Greenhouses & Garden Center 9885 Highway 11E Lenoir City, TN 37772 865-986-7229 www.meadowviewgreenhouse.com
Changes in Breast Cancer Treatment for the Elderly
nfortunately, almost every one of us has known someone within our immediate circle affected by breast cancer. It’s one of the two most common types of cancers in the world according to the World Health Organization. But hope is a word that can now be associated with how this horrible disease affects older patients, thanks to exciting research developments. What does this mean for the elderly population who is more at risk for the disease? The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) indicates the guidelines for treating elderly breast cancer patients are lacking, and their goal is to change that
- especially because projections estimate that, sadly, invasive breast cancer cases will double in the next 10 years. Why are there not clearer guidelines for treating breast cancer in the elderly population? This age group is often excluded from clinical trials, which would help researchers understand how toxicities of cancer therapies affect older adults. Plus, older patients may respond to treatment differently since they’re at greater risk of side effects and even death. Thankfully, a BCRF investigator is currently conducting a multi-site clinical trial in older patients with early stage breast cancer. The trial hopes to assess how che-
motherapy affects overall health and identify patients who are most likely to be at a higher risk with standard treatments. Early stage breast cancer treatment commonly includes surgery, radiation, and adjuvant hormonal therapies - these therapies are substances that enhance the body’s immune response to an antigen or toxin. What’s exciting is the recent evidence showing that these hormonal therapies are such a beneficial treatment in many older women that radiation may not be required. However, many doctors still favor radiation treatment to help reduce the risk of recurrence and are hesitant to omit it from their protocols. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For more on this topic and other breast cancer news, visit www. NationalBreastCancerFoundation.com.
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noxville Freedom Songs & Stories chronicles the history of the local black community beginning in the post-Civil War era. The song & story collection narrates the old layout of our town, and the population movement that created the Knoxville we know today. It recounts the proud stories of prominent figures of the times and features songs that local musicians were creating to express their response to the world around them - a world where post-war steps forward were met with Jim Crow steps backward. These are stories of celebration and stories of lament. These are stories of Knoxville. The talented singers and musicians performing include Tomi Robb, John Jackson, Ethan Norman, Matthew CunninghamStokes, Cole Liles, Adam Whipple, and Dan Higgins. This is a live, outdoor event. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Performers and audience members will be physically distant. Please bring your own chair if possible. Rain date is October 5. For more information, call 865-539-2490 or visit www. wordplayers.org.
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n the flooring business for 43 years, Country Carpet & Flooring / Cabinets’ owner, Rick Kleveno, learned the trade from the bottom up you might say, having first learned his profession as an installer and then as a flooring retailer. Rick and his team, which includes his wife, Kathy, and their daughter, Jennifer, have earned a well deserved reputation for honesty, integrity, quality, and value. Their knowledge of the wholesale flooring and cabinetry marketplaces allows them to secure the top brands you want at prices below those you’ll find in the big box stores, saving you money. The types of flooring that you will discover in their retail showroom include:
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8B • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, October, 2020
By Angie Carroll, Owner – Amish Elegance
believe that what you will discover during your visit to Amish Elegance will truly amaze you. I say that because of my own personal experience, when prior to launching Amish Elegance, I had invested considerable time and effort researching and educating myself on this unique marketplace. What I was unprepared for was how quickly this marketplace could respond to evolving consumer tastes and trends. You will discover, as I did, that the only limitation to what these highly skilled Amish artisans can create is your own imagination, which fuels their creativity. They love to be challenged. It is this uniqueness that truly differentiates them from the offshore furniture manufacturers that dominate most of the American furniture marketplace today. One thing that has not changed, however, is their commitment to their craft. This commitment to quality and craftsmanship is a way of life passed down from generation to generation. And at Amish Elegance, we honor these centuries-old traditions by offering only the highest quality Amish hand-crafted furniture at amazing prices. Whether you are in the market for a single furniture piece or an entire room full of furniture, I would like to personally invite you to our special two-day event on October 9th and 10th featuring several Amish families that are anxious to help you to better understand their commitment to their craft. We will also play host to NEWS TALK 98.7 radio personalities Bob Yarbrough and Hallerin Hilton Hill, who will interview several of our Amish Elegance customers. This will be the perfect opportunity for you to discover first-hand, from our customers, just why Amish Elegance is the first choice of so many East Tennesseans. We also want you to discover why Amish Elegance will soon be recognized as “The Best Furniture and Interior Design Store” in the the region. So if you are ready to combine your creativity with that of our designers and our craftsmen, discover how you can have your furniture your way. Select from quality, solid, all American hardwoods, stain and paint colors, fabrics, leather and furniture dimensions. And while you’re here, be sure to check out our large selection of art, lighting, and home décor items to help complete your project. Mark your calendars for October 9th and 10th and be prepared to be amazed. Amish Elegance
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Been Told You Need to Wait Months for New Cabinetry?
By Megan Thomas - Owner - Knox Cabinet Co.
hen I launched Knox Cabinet Co. in 2018, it was based on the simple premise that quality cabinetry doesn’t need to be ridiculously expensive and that your new cabinets shouldn’t take forever to be delivered and installed. At Knox Cabinet Co., our designers use state-of-the-art software at both our Hardin Valley and Maryville designer showroom locations to create 3-dimensional designs that provide you with the opportunity to preview your new kitchen, bath, office, family room or laundry area cabinetry before you buy. This invaluable tool assists you in creating that showroom quality look that you’ve been dreaming of and that will quickly become the envy of friends and family. So just what you can expect from Knox Cabinet Co.? First, expert design service. Second, affordable, top-quality, solid wood cabinetry. Third, a wide variety of options including multiple stain and paint colors, soft close doors and drawers and a variety cabinet hardware choices. And don’t forget the spice rack pullout, microwave cabinet, file drawers and pull-out waste receptacle. All these and other options as well are all designed to help you to create that high-end, yet affordable look you’re after. Oh, and did I mention countertops? Why not finish your project off right by adding a quality solid surface countertop from our extensive selection of granite and quartz surfaces? What you won’t find at Knox Cabinet Co., however, are huge markups and long delivery and installation times. If you’re in the market for new, quality cabinetry at affordable prices, without the wait, expertly installed, I personally invite you to discover for yourself the Knox Cabinet Co. difference. Contact us today to schedule your appointment with one of our designers. Please note that our Hardin Valley designer showroom is open by appointment only. Our Maryville showroom is open weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturdays by appointment only. Regardless of which of our two showrooms you visit, we encourage you to make an appointment so that we can provide you with our undivided attention.
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Avoid Electric Shock Drowning
October, 2020, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 9B
By Patrick Boring, Lifetime Docks, LLC
ccording to WebMD, Electric Shock Drowning, or ESD, “happens when an electric current - typically a low-level AC current from boats, docks, hoists or lights - ‘escapes’ and shocks nearby swimmers. The shock paralyzes them, so they can’t swim or help themselves.” Fortunately, there is a device called ShockIQ that can prevent ESD by monitoring the water around your dock for stray electricity. If stray electricity is detected, a siren sounds and the system’s monitor light flashes. Power to your dock is shut down instantly, and your ShockIQ system goes on battery backup and continues to monitor for electricity. To learn how to protect yourself and
your loved ones from Electric Shock Drownings, call me at 423-566-7401 today. Established in 1997, Lifetime Docks has earned a reputation for superior craftsmanship, honesty, and integrity. Lifetime Docks is the master distributor of ShockIQ in East Tennessee and has also been selected by the Touchless Boat Cover company to become their exclusive representative for the sale, design, installation, and maintenance of their revolutionary and patented Touchless Boat Cover systems. Lifetime Docks, LLC
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Dental Implants – Your Healthy Option
illions of Americans suffer from tooth loss, primarily the result of injury, periodontal disease, or decay. In the past, treatment options included bridges and dentures, but unfortunately, neither option addresses the issue of bone loss of the jawbone that often results from the loss of natural teeth.
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The above image shows the deterioration of the jawbone over time in the absence of your natural teeth
One of the major advantages of dental implants is that the implant root, which is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth, actually helps to support and maintain a
healthy level of jawbone mass, much the same as your natural teeth. Preventing jawbone loss helps to maintain both your health and a more youthful appearance, preventing the “collapsed” jaw look of those who have experienced significant bone loss of the jaw. The presence of natural tooth roots or implant roots continues to preserve the jawbone through the pressure and stimulus resulting from normal chewing action. This healthy pressure and stimulus is reduced by 90% or more with conventional dentures. So the positive and healthy implications of dental implants go far beyond just your appearance. With good oral hygiene and regular dental care, your implants can function just like your natural teeth while lasting a lifetime. And with the added advantage of the implants’ roots, you can avoid that sunken, premature appearance
FREAKY FRIDAY DRIVE-THRU BOO October 30 | 5-7 PM
REAKY FRIDAY Fright Nite has turned into Freaky Friday Drive-Thru Boo from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, October 30, on Jamestowne Blvd. from Campbell Station Road to Village Green Parkway. Children ages 12 and under are invited to drive-thru “trick or treat” and, as always, costumes and festive attire are encouraged. Participants must pre-register their car with the number of children that will be riding for a 15-minute slot. Registration opens Thursday, October 1, at www.townoffarragut.org/ register. Participants are still encouraged to bring a donation for Ronald McDonald House. For more information, a list of donation items, and updates about the event, visit www.facebook.com/events/640190756636498.
that happens when jawbone loss occurs. At Heritage Family Dentistry in nearby and convenient Farragut, Dr. Jonathan Bradshaw and his team of experienced, caring, and compassionate dental professionals can assist you in making the right choice of dentures or implants, as well as provide family friendly dental care. Heritage Family Dentistry can also assist you with financing to help assure that you receive the dental care you need. To learn more, call Heritage Family Dentistry today at 865-816-9211 or visit them at www.hfdsmiles.com. Heritage Family Dentistry 11121 Kingston Pike, Suite C Farragut, TN 37934 865-816-9211 www.hfdsmiles.com
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