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Block party Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association is sponsoring a first-ever pregame closed-street block party before Saturday’s football season opener in Nashville. Cumberland Avenue will be closed between 18th Street and North 19th Street for the block party from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5. The alcohol-free, familyfriendly party will feature 300 feet of vendor booths, souvenir giveaways and music by Merle 96.7 FM.

Boomsday The final Boomsday Festival will be held 3-10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, along Neyland Drive at Volunteer Landing. Activities include live music, a Family Fun Zone, unique attractions and vendors. The nation’s largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show will start at 9:30 p.m.

Cool Down in the Cave The annual Cool Down in the Cave event at Historic Cherokee Caverns, Oak Ridge Highway, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. Admission is $8 for age 6 and older. Cash and credit cards accepted, and reservations not required. Tours are self-guided. The cave path is stroller- and wheelchair-accessible. Bring a light jacket, a flashlight and camera. Info: cherokeecaverns.com

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South: Handy Dandy in South Haven gets a smoothie machine; Dr. Roy Miller explains decision to leave Moreland Heights. North/East: Bethel AME seeks to buy its church; Dan Moriarty talks about the Time Warp Tea Room. Halls: Central High inducts to Sports Hall of Fame; Brooke Cox publishes first novel. Powell: Tennessee Valley Mustang Club sponsors Travis Wegener Memorial Car Show; Janice White leads Heiskell seniors. Farragut: Details of upcoming Farragut Food Festival; Farragut MPC rejects apartments. Karns: Erica Laning qualifies for Olympic trials; roundabout ahead for Garrison Road. Union County: State’s largest oak tree falls; sheriff’s dad is expert photographer.

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Tyler Neff and David Branton, a member of the Pellissippi State Community College golf tournament committee, get their stance ready for the filming of the public service announcement promoting the tournament. Photos submitted

By Wendy Smith Bearden High School alumnus and professional golfer Tyler Neff is still chasing the dream of being on the PGA Tour. But his appearance earlier this year on the Golf Channel’s “Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL” gave him the thrill of playing in front of crowds and cameras and made him a minor celebrity. He’s using that celebrity to promote the Pellissippi State Foundation’s 11th Annual Swing Big for Students golf tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Egwani Farms Golf Course in Rockford. The tournament raises money to fill funding gaps for Tennessee Promise students and provide tuition assistance for adult learners and other students who don’t qualify for Tennessee Promise. Neff, a two-time All-American at Cleveland State University, holds records at three Tennessee golf courses. He has yet to win a major tournament but is still passionate about the game. He makes ends meet by painting, landscaping and even acting. Friends encouraged him to audition for “Big

By Sandra Clark Knoxville City Council has awarded a $50,000 façade grant to the nonprofit that owns the Regas Building. The vote was unanimous with little questioning. Daniel Brown asked, “Do we have Empowerment Zone funds left?” Becky Wade, the city’s director of community development, answered no but said the grant to the Knoxville Leadership Foundation, headed by Christopher Martin, is “program income” from funds repaid from earlier grants.



Tyler Neff swings hard at Egwani Farms Golf Course during a publicity tour for the upcoming Pellissippi State Foundation’s Swing Big for Students golf tournament.

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George Wallace said, “This is unusual. What is the economic development?” Wade confirmed nonprofits are not eligible for the program but said, “We valued this project” because it restored the Regas Building, a very important building to Knoxville’s history; it’s in an area that’s improving; they are housing the Alliance for Better Non-Profits – seven groups with 60 employees there daily – and installing a training room and conference center to bring other folks onsite. “It’s a five-year forgivable loan,”

she said. “We’ll put a lien on the property (requiring repayment of a prorated balance if the property is sold during the five-year period).” Martin also spoke. “We’re taking the façade back to the 1920s. It’s a five-story building, originally the Harris Building, built in 1890.” He said façade work will be done on both the Magnolia Avenue and Gay Street sides. “We are refurbishing this building. … We’re adding an elevator; all restroom facilities will be accessible. The greater purpose of this project is the co-

location of offices. “The Alliance for Better NonProfits will train others and promote collaboration. … We’ll help them get stronger and better at what they do. “There’s a lot of value to this project besides the façade.”

MPC to study cell towers After stormy battles over cell tower sites in South Knox and Fountain City, Duane Grieve asked MPC to review the city’s regulaTo page A-3

Non-renewed teacher holds on to hope By Betty Bean

Christina Graham, the popular third-year, non-tenured kindergarten teacher at Copper Ridge Elementary School whose principal waited until the last day of school to inform her that her contract was not being renewed, spent all summer applying for jobs and waiting for her phone to ring. It didn’t. And it wasn’t for lack of trying. Despite applying for nearly 40 advertised positions with Knox County Schools, Graham, who earned good evaluations and built close relationships with parents and students in her classes, didn’t get a nibble. Many of her colleagues believe she has been blackballed for her outspoken criticism of KCS policies, most notably the practice of subjecting the youngest students to high-stakes standardized tests. “I applied online, then I would print my resume and reference

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Break” for years, he says. The reality show pits 12 aspiring pro golfers against each other for prizes, including an exemption into a top professional golf tournament. Last summer, he gave it a try. During a June interview, he made television producers laugh, but he didn’t know if that was a good thing. It was. But during his second interview, conducted via FaceTime, they said they weren’t going to take him − then told him they were just kidding. Before filming began, Neff signed numerous con-

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energetic 26-year-old, widened her search to include Anderson, Loudon and Roane counties, plus Clinton, Maryville, Alcoa and Oak Ridge city schools. She got an interview in Oak Ridge but was told that there were no teaching positions open. She ended up accepting a position as a teaching assistant at Linden Elementary School, where all the TAs are certified, and sometimes move up into vacant teaching positions. She said the Oak Ridge interview was an eye-opener. “When I walked in, the principal was great. He said, ‘So you’re the famous Christina.’ I was like, ‘Oh, Teachers stand in support of Christina Graham as she addresses the school so you know how awesome I am!’ board. File photo by Betsy Pickle He said he saw me on the news and said, ‘I just want to let you know letters and hand deliver them to you.’ I got one response asking if that I don’t care.’ He was awesome, the school. Later that evening, I I’m qualified to teach pre-K – I’m and that’s the job I have now. He’s would send an email to the princi- not – and another response saying really nice. You wouldn’t believe pal saying, ‘Hey, don’t know if you I’d sent it to the wrong principal. how different the atmosphere is. got my resume today; but just in And that’s it.” case you didn’t, I’ve attached it for Graham, who is an upbeat, To page 3



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Friends of Literacy board members take a break from volunteer duties to pose with executive director Melissa Nance. From left are Dino Cartwright, Nance, Jamie David, Mary Fran Darwin, Michelle Commander and Lauren Davis.

Brett and Edna Cunningham and Chrissy and Jason Brooks. Jason is with LDA Engineering, one of the event sponsors. Photos by Sherri Gardner Howell

Boots, Buckles and Books brings help for literacy A beautiful event in a beautiful setting on a beautiful night brought help to an ugly problem. Boots, Buckles and Books, a fundraising event for the Friends of Literacy, encouraged supporters to “dust off your cowboy hat and pull on your dancin’ boots” for a fun evening of barbecue, music and spirits on Friday, Aug. 21. The DixieGhosts and Mike McGill and The Refills entertained with some rock-

ing country tunes, and the setting at The Stable, one of the venues at Hunter Valley Farms, tied all the themes together nicely. Subtle touches, however, kept the purpose for the gathering in the limelight: Table decorations included stacks of books; flowers in some of the arrangements were made from book pages; and a display of books to buy for a donation greeted guests. WVLT-TV’s Dino Cart-

Tyler Neff tracts stating that he’d only tell immediate family members about his participation in the show. A security lapse would’ve cost him $1 million, he says. He spent 16 days filming in Palm Beach, Fla., in September. One episode was filmed each day. It was fun, he says, and he liked his competitors − for the most part. “Bad eggs always bring the energy down. There were a few, but most were pretty good.” The show wasn’t true golf, he says. Some guys hit horrible shots and stayed

From page A-1 on, while others made great shots and were voted off. He was the fourth player to be voted off the show. If he had won, he would’ve passed the win to Chad Pfeifer, an Army veteran who lost a leg during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfeifer hoped to be the first amputee to participate in the PGA Tour. It was a competition but, in the end, it was a TV show, Neff says. “It’s not like life or death.” He still gets attention for being on the show, but it didn’t change his life. He married Central High

Non-renewed teacher Oak Ridge is like heaven, compared to Knox County.” Graham works at Linden from 7:45 to 11:30 a.m. and at an after-school program in Karns from 2 to 6 p.m. The reasons for what happened to Graham are murky. Non-tenured teachers can be fired at will, but principals are technically required to tell them why they are losing their jobs. Graham said that Copper Ridge principal Kathy Castenir refused to give her a reason and that the human resources administrator who was present when Graham got the ax said she wasn’t entitled to an explanation. Castenir retired this summer with no advance notice. Lauren Hopson, president of the Knox County

Regas building tions on cell tower siting. Gerald Green, executive director of MPC, said the need for towers is stronger now than in 2002 when the city’s cellular facilities plan was written. “The information we gather may not be what we want to hear … increasing demand for usage leads to increasing demand for towers.” A discussion ensued: Grieve: We need to clarify what can and cannot be done. Nick Della Volpe: The future looks grim … if we could have a cell tower every square mile. That bespeaks of a nightmare city of por-

Eric and Carol Belcher and Jan Mayer share a table at Boots, Buckles and Books. wright, serving as master of ceremonies, drove the issue home in his welcome. In Tennessee, one in eight adults lacks basic literacy skills. In Knox County, one in 12 adults cannot read above a sixth-grade level. “Think what it would be like,” Cartwright prompted, “to go to the grocery store

and not be able to read what you are buying.” Friends of Literacy executive director Melissa Nance said the organization hopes to raise $11,000 through the event. Next on the horizon is the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame on Oct. 22 at the Lighthouse.

School graduate Kristi Lynn Barnes in November, and they are expecting their first child − a son – in February. Family is important to Neff, and he can’t wait to be a dad. Kristi is his biggest supporter, he says, and he’s not

giving up on his dream. “I’m close. It’s gonna happen.” The Swing Big for Students golf tournament is free. Registration and more information are available at www.pstcc.edu/golf.

Susy Gray, a Friends volunteer teacher, looks over the books for sale as Denise Hoffman, reading specialist at Friends of Literacy, helps.

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Education Association, says Castenir’s actions violated KCS procedure and that the Legislature has eroded teachers’ due-process rights and subjected them to “the whim of a principal.” “This process has been eroded by our Legislature in recent years because of the erroneous belief that due process protected bad teachers. I still believe most principals are following KCS procedure in notifying teachers of deficiencies before they decide to nonrenew them. However, it is clear that policy was not followed in Christina’s case. “Administration thought nobody, co-workers, parents, or students, would care, but she was a good teacher, and they were wrong.” From page A-1 cupines sticking up in the landscape. … We may need a second resolution asking our congressional delegation for amendments to FCC regulations. … Now seven companies come in to Knoxville with claims they need to beef up their coverage. Potentially 13 companies could come in and ask for their own tower. … We want our future to be effective electronically and attractive aesthetically. Finbarr Saunders: I hope you study what other communities do – especially in the Northeast. I go there and don’t see cell towers, yet I have service. I know it’s not magic.

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Things that happened, things to come Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what has happened â&#x20AC;Ś Tennessee has recruited boldly, among the best in college football, not far behind Alabama and Georgia. Tennessee has prepared, physically and mentally, as if it means business. Butch Jones is a motivator. This team has terrific potential, including stars. Butch has built, brick by brick as he likes to say, decent depth. Most reserves still need experience, but he is fully aware that fine freshmen can play. Sobering it is that Butch has defeated one opponent, South Carolina, that was thought to be better than the Vols. He has lost to one, Florida, that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

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as good. Some of the losing margins were worse than expected. Here are points to ponder â&#x20AC;Ś Football is a relatively simple activity, three or four levels below brain surgery, French cooking and rocket science. Football is mostly about line play â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which most of us donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see or understand unless there are bad busts or

holding penalties that nullify touchdowns. I know you know big plays come from playmakers. The Vols have several. It is possible that sometime soon a receiver will make a big play. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what will happen â&#x20AC;Ś Starting the second Saturday in September and maybe the first, good defensive coaches will crowd the line of scrimmage, assign a spy to monitor Joshua Dobbs and force him to throw the football. If his accuracy has really improved, if he can identify and hit receivers downfield and if they catch it, defenses will be forced to adjust and there will be more

room to run. You may even think the offensive line has improved. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where we were when we last were looking â&#x20AC;Ś Dobbs made several excellent plays at South Carolina. It took defensive pressure to win the game. In the most crucial assignment of 2014, Vanderbilt and the challenge of bowl eligibility, Dobbs was considerably less than awesome. Most Tennessee fans have conveniently forgotten how close the Vols were to a devastating defeat that would have changed the course of history. Dobbs and the team, offense and defense, were outstanding for most of three

quarters against Iowa. I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t decided whether the Vols were THAT good or Iowa was THAT slow and disinterested. We know the Hawkeyes were disappointed to be in the Gator Bowl. We know Tennessee was happy to be in any bowl and that the Gator was one step up from deserved. The romp was a delight, but I still donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what it was that we saw. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what may happen â&#x20AC;Ś As usual, Florida is a pivotal game. If the Vols, at long last, whip the Gators, really good things can follow. If they lose again, adjust dreams downward. Immediately. Before Arkansas arrives at

Neyland Stadium. Optimistic forecast: The Vols are good enough to hang in there against all SEC foes. Cautious forecast: Alabama has uncertainty at quarterback but more talent across the board. Georgia has a couple of holes to fill, a better running back and probably more overall ability. Arkansas is much like Tennessee, maybe yes, maybe no. Missouri success is hard to explain. Could be coaching. Eight Tennessee wins would be progress. Nine would be very good. Ten would be great. Hedge your bets. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is westwest6@netzero.com.

Constitutional philosophy helped Zachary win Jason Zachary is finally sleeping through the night after deciding to seek office four years ago. His 2014 challenge to U.S. Rep. John Duncan Jr. was unsuccessful, but on Monday, he was officially appointed as District 14 state representative after defeating school board member Karen Carson in the Republican primary. He is unopposed in the Sept. 29 general election. He says he was led by the Lord and encouraged by members of his church, First Baptist Concord, to pursue office. He thinks the name recognition he achieved during his first campaign helped him win his second. Hitting the streets and making phone calls helped, too. He campaigned for the state house seat six days a

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Who the heck is John King? Sixth District County Commission candidate John King – no, not lawyer/ lobbyist/politico John Kirby King; this is the younger, shorter, less well-known John D. King – is a man of many websites.

Betty Bean He’s taken down the website from 2014 when he got 1.2 percent of the vote against Lamar Alexander in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, but some vestiges remain, like the friendly Libertarian website touting his promise to give away a bunch of free stuff, including a starter house – prweb.com/releases/2014/06. There’s http://johndking. com, which advertises his multiple careers as an actor, model, voice talent and speaker and includes a clip

of his brief role in “Talladega Nights” and mentions that he was a news anchor for a Fox News affiliate. There’s magnoliawindowcompany.com, advertising the company of which he’s the president, owner and spokesmodel. He’s got one for his County Commission race: http:// kingforcommission.com, which features multiple videos of rippling flags, lightning striking the City County building and King channeling Donald Trump on immigration and veterans issues and promising to be accessible – so accessible that he gives out his cell-phone number, 216-0005, to prove how accessible he will be. Good luck with the number, though. I tried getting in touch with him for this column, and he didn’t call back. I would have asked him to explain his security plan, which will involve former law enforcement and military officers and will keep people in the Sixth

against Alexander. “I saw him on swearingin day and he just flat asked me, ‘Can you help me get a county job?’ He floated a resume around the courthouse.” Anders dismissed the notion that he’s been in office too long and offers the reminder that the voters approved the notion that the partial term he served from 2008 to 2010 doesn’t count toward his two-term limit. “The voters decided to stagger commission terms by knocking the commission size down from 19 to 11. The public decided it, and there’s not a question that it’s legal. I think I’ve done a good job. Of the seven years I’ve been here, four of them have been in leadership.” He said he’s still got things he wants to do, like working on a countywide fire service. “I’m not in the business of making enemies,” he said, “but (King’s supporters) just don’t care for me, I guess.”

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My favorite example of shortsighted planning is the waterfront of downtown Knoxville. Think about it. If you were starting over, would you build the City County Building on some of the most valuable real estate in town? (Why should politicians and government employees get the best views of the river?) Also, on the riverfront west of downtown, Knoxville has a college football stadium, a basketball arena and a sewage-treatment plant. Even worse, much of the remaining shoreline between downtown and Alcoa Highway is paved over with a four-lane highway (Neyland Drive). Of course,

Volunteer Landing Park and Neyland Greenway are jewels of the city, but they often seem like afterthoughts, squeezed onto leftover land that couldn’t be used for anything else. Great cities inspire and implement great ideas. Building these large civic buildings and highways on such prime real estate hindered downtown development, restricts the tax base and just doesn’t make sense. We can do better. At this point, what is the most cost-effective way for our local governments to improve on these past mistakes? More parks and greenways. Parks aren’t just pretty. They’re good business. You don’t have to be a tree-hugger to understand the economic benefits parks and green space bring the community at an affordable cost (see Chattanooga). Surveys show that relocating business and families are seeking communities with sidewalks, walking trails and bicycle paths. Connecting community infrastructure (neighborhoods, schools, and businesses) with a greenway system is a costeffective way to raise property values, encourage development and improve the health of a community. (Besides, adding sidewalks and bike lanes to a major road project is often little more than a rounding error in the total cost of the project.) Thankfully, under Mayor

City’s defense of pension lawsuit is weak

The city of Knoxville is trying to settle the lawsuit against it and the Pension Board over the cost of city John D. King employees buying back District safe. years of military service King has drawn a bead for their city pension. The on sitting commission chair Pension Board deadlocked Brad Anders, who was first 4-4 on whether to allow elected in 2008, two years the reduced rate over the before the voters approved higher rate with council a plan to cut the size of the member Finbarr Saunders commission from 19 memand Mayor Rogero voting bers to 11. King’s major for the higher charge for beefs against Anders appear veterans. to be that he’s been on comThe board has acknowlmission too long and that edged error in not advising his job with the Knoxville city employees of this benPolice Department keeps efit early in the process, and him too busy to attend to it is generally felt the city county business. has a weak case and may Anders, who did return a ultimately lose. Mediaphone call, said he doesn’t tion is being sought by a know King very well and mediator outside Knoxville. never met him until he ran Whether this will solve the case or not is uncertain, but an effort is underway. None of this would be necessary had Rogero and Saunders voted to give the city employees who are veterans a financial break in terms of buying back Eric Vreeland, city communitheir time. Now they have cations manager, jogs in the an expensive lawsuit that rain Sunday on Holston Hills may go against them. Road. He suggested that ■ Attention in poliphotographer Bill Dockery tics will now turn to the use the word “dedicated” City Council elections. when Dockery said he While Mayor Rogero has was posting the picture to a write-in opponent, it Facebook. “I had other words is hard to conceive of it in mind, but he is dedicated becoming more than a and apparently resolute,” said nuisance to her. Dockery, a former co-worker A real contest will be at the News Sentinel. between Mark Campen and Jennifer Mirtes. While Campen’s fundraising is Madeline Rogero’s leader- greenways than previous sluggish, his personal apship, Knoxville is investing county administrations.) pearances have escalated. in green infrastructure. The Ultimately, folks move to The other incumbent Urban Wilderness proj- Knoxville in spite of the way who has attracted opposiect in South Knoxville is a we have developed our com- tion is Finbarr Saunders, sleeping eco-tourism giant munity, not because of it. who lost in 2010 to embatfor the region. On the south Our leaders have made mis- tled Jeff Ownby for County waterfront, Suttree Landing takes in the past, but it’s not Commission and is seeking Park will kickstart further too late to reinvent a better his second council term. redevelopment. (Unfortu- Knox County. Here’s hoping He has three rivals, Kelly nately, residents outside the county government follows Absher, Paul Bonovich and city limits have not fared so Mayor Rogero’s lead and David Williams. Two of the well. Mayor Tim Burchett puts an increased emphasis four will advance to the has been far less aggres- on parks and greenways. November runoff. Absher, sive in expanding parks and Scott Frith is a local attorney. You can when interviewed, praises email him at scott@pleadthefrith.com. Saunders and has trouble outlining any issue on Michael Grider, comwhich they differ. munications director for Bonovich, a businessKnox County, has taken man, seems to be waging up biking for weight the most active campaign, control and exercise. He with yard signs to match often bikes to work at Saunders’. the City County Building He is critical of Saunders from his home in Old for supporting the 34North Knoxville. cent property tax hike. He This past weekend, he pledges a more businesslike finished a Runtastic bike approach to city governtrip of 25.02 miles in two ment on council. Saunders hours, three minutes. is working hard but is very Grider was executive definite in his views on news director at WVLT-TV selected issues. until he was hired by ■ Local Democrats Mayor Tim Burchett in recently highlighted the 2010. Facebook postings by Knox

Parks and greenways: pro-neighborhood, pro-business We live in one of the most scenic areas in the country. With the Great Smoky Mountains, the Cumberland Plateau and countless rivers and streams in between, our region is perhaps best known for its ridges, waterways and (of course) Dolly Parton. Yet, too often our local governments have made shortsighted decisions that fail to take advantage of our area’s natural beauty. In fact, more often than not, we’ve taken it for granted.


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County Clerk Foster Arnett on Muslims, which triggered a negative backlash on Arnett. What is significant here is that the local Democratic Party is actually doing something in pointing out weaknesses of GOP officeholders. Generally the local Democratic Party gives GOP officeholders a pass on shortcomings that occur. In a viable two-party system, both parties should be debating and discussing the actions of the other. Whether this comment on Arnett is the start of a local Democratic effort to point out shortcomings among other Republican officeholders is unknown. Certainly the Democrats could have a field day with Arnett over his failure to collect all the hotel taxes, but they have been silent. Arnett’s answers to questions from Knox County Commission have been weak and inadequate. Some would say even embarrassing in terms of their inadequacy. ■ When Ryan Haynes resigned his House seat he also created a vacancy in the leadership of the Knox County delegation. The delegation consists of three senators and seven House members. State Rep. Eddie Smith has been elected by his fellows to replace Haynes as the new chair. ■ UT still has failed to put up the Peyton Manning Pass street signs after being down four months. If one wanted to visit the UT Hearing and Speech Center on that street they would have to do it without street signs. Manning is probably the most famous living UT graduate. Really amazing UTK cannot get around to such a simple task as erecting two street signs leading to the stadium where Manning played so well. ■ Bob Whetsel, former city services director, retires this week after 22 years. He was an able, effective and hard-working public servant. He takes off on an 80-day bike trip from San Diego to St. Augustine in early September.

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The indomitable Charlie Maner:

SENIOR NOTES ■ John T. O’Connor Senior Center 611 Winona St. 523-1135 knoxcounty.org/seniors Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Programs available: Card games, billiards, senior fitness, book club, Bingo, Friday night dances 7-9 p.m. each week. ■ Frank R. Strang Senior Center 109 Lovell Heights Road 670-6693 knoxcounty.org/seniors Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. ■ Deane Hill Recreation Center 7400 Deane Hill Drive 690-0781 • weight room • gymnasium • indoor basketball • playground • tennis court • soccer field • meeting room • bridge center • accessible parking entrance and restrooms. Director – Joe Walsh ■ Knox County Senior Services City County Building 400 Main St., Suite 615 215-4044 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ■ One Call Club 2247 Western Ave. 595-3006 knoxseniors.org/onecall Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. ■ Cumberland Estates Recreation Center 4529 Silver Hill Drive 588-3442 Senior Walkers meet 10:30 a.m. MondayFriday. ■ City of Knoxville Senior Citizen Programs City County Building Parks and Recreation Department 400 Main St., Room 303 Joe Walsh, director jwalsh@knoxvilletn.gov 215-4311 knoxvilletn.gov

still beating the odds By Anne Hart Most people would have been down for the count, but former Knox County Law Director Charlie Maner most assuredly isn’t one of them. Maner was just 41 in December 1982 when a massive stroke paralyzed the left side of his body. He spent nearly a year in the hospital and at the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center. Since then he has fought his way through cancer, a heart attack, a hip replacement and diabetes and is still undefeated. At age 74, and a resident of Shannondale Health Care Center, he’s as sharp as ever, reads voraciously and although in a wheelchair as a result of the stroke, manages to travel Shannondale’s halls to greet visitors in the dining room with his familiar big grin and warm hugs. After all he’s been through, Charlie is still Charlie. He loves to reminisce about old times and the characters who inhabited the old Knox County Courthouse and the City County Building during the many years he spent there – first as an attorney with his dad, Charles A. Maner Sr., and then during the 11 years he served as the county’s highly respected chief attorney, always a commanding presence in his trademark cowboy boots, big brass belt buckle and bowtie. Turns out he didn’t always dress with such aplomb, though. At his side throughout it all has been the woman he calls his “former wife and best friend,” Corky Brooks, and she spills the beans:

A postcard from one of Charlie Maner’s campaigns for Knox County Law Director shows Charlie and Corky with their children, Brooke and Chip.

Corky and Charlie today

“Charlie was something of a hippie in the early days, with long hair and a Fu Manchu mustache. And then people starting talking to him about running for law director. One day he came home with short hair and no mustache and wearing a suit. That’s when I knew he had made the decision to run.” Speaking of those times, Maner calls former Knox County Executive Dwight Kessel “the best county administrator we have ever had.” He has fond memories of former county Finance Director Herbert Acuff, who “always knew where every penny was,” and he could fill a book with tales about Knox County’s colorful sheriff from those days, the late Joe Jenkins. But Maner’s interest in the goings-on of Knox County government isn’t all in the past. He doesn’t hesitate to pick up the phone and chat with current Law Director Bud Armstrong. When daughter Brooke Anna Maner learned her

dad was calling Armstrong, she wrote an email expressing appreciation to Armstrong “for your patience and respect in taking his calls and making him feel as if he is still a part of the office he was so proud to serve,” adding, “apparently he takes that Law Director Emeritus pretty seriously!” Armstrong quickly responded to Brooke that her dad “has earned the right to talk to me. We are dear friends, Carter boys and all (both men are graduates of Carter High School). It is a pleasure to hear from him. You should be very proud of your father, then and now. “He’s my hero,” Armstrong says. Charlie always enjoys time with his longtime friends, Jim Justice and Pat Robinette, who visit regularly with books and pizzas, but would quickly acknowledge that his close-knit family is the glue that has held him together all these years. Brooke, now a first-grade teacher at Farragut Elementary School, was in the third grade when her Dad was

Chip and Brooke Maner all grown up. stricken. Today she lives just a few blocks from Shannondale and Charlie says, “She tells me that when she drives by my window on the way to school in the mornings if my light is on she waves to me.” Charlie’s prize possession is a dog-eared copy of a book authored by Brooke. It is filled with several generations of family photos and clever inscriptions and is titled “The Life and Times of a Wannabe Curmudgeon,” in a nod to Charlie’s wry sense of humor. Brooke is the mother of Eric Bledsoe, 22 and a college student. Eric is the light of his grandfather’s eye. “I call him my GREAT grandson,” Charlie says. The two are very close. Son Chip, in the sixth grade when his dad was stricken, moved to Wyoming for a few years and graduated from the University of Wyoming. “He wanted to be a cowboy, but he came back home, and since there

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aren’t too many cowboy jobs around here, he sells Harleys – another kind of ride.” Unflagging in her encouragement and support of Charlie over the years is Corky. The two have maintained their close bond through good times and bad. Now a retired Knox County schoolteacher, to Charlie she’s still the girl he fell in love with when she was just 15 years old. The two met when she “worked the curb” at Helma’s Restaurant one summer and he had a summer job with East Knox Utility District. “He drank a lot of lemonade that summer,” Corky recalls with a laugh. Charlie loves to have visitors. When you go, you might want to take a frozen lemonade from Chick-filA and a book – two of his favorite things. Corky will make arrangements for you and can be reached at corkybntn@gmail.com. Contact Anne Hart at annehartsn@aol. com.


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Whom do you trust? Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses, but our pride is in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7 NRSV) Some trust in chariots with great big yellow wheels… (Poet-songwriter Rod McKuen)

Lyn Eagen, Rebekah Millsaps and Gina Drummer of Calvary Baptist offer free water and soft drinks at Presidential Courtyard during UT’s Move-In Day.

Calvary volunteers put muscle behind the mission By Sherri Gardner Howell It was “heave-ho and howdy-to-ya” all day long on Saturday, Aug. 15, for some hard-working youth and leaders from Calvary Baptist Church. The church, located on Kingston Pike just a mile west of the University of Tennessee campus, has this particular project down to a science. Members have been doing it for 29 years. Operation Contact is a service project designed to offer help to students moving into the UT dorms and let them know they have a church home at Calvary. Joe Drummer, associate pastor

for college ministry, and his wife, Gina, are the linchpins of the day – keeping the team of youth organized, smiling and focused as well as keeping the free refreshments flowing for workers and UT students alike. The volunteers help unload cars, carry boxes, and push and unload carts for students moving into the dorms. “We start early,” said Joe, with a laugh. “The team of volunteers meets a little after 7 a.m. at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry house on Melrose Avenue, has a short orientation and prayer, then goes to Carrick Hall to get to work by 7:45. When we get

there, the lines of cars and students are already long. It’s nonstop until we call it a day at 5 p.m.” While Joe joins in the heavy lifting, Gina and her helpers pass out soft drinks, water and bubble gum to the students, as well as answer a myriad of questions for the campus newcomers. “We have been doing this for many years and believe it is not only an act of service, but it lets students who might be looking for a church home while at college know that we are ready and eager to have them join our family,” says Joe.

Calvary Baptist volunteer Cheyenne Summers brings a couple of boxes to add to a student’s pile of belongings that need to go up to their dorm room during Operation Contact. Photos by Justin Acuff

There is a twentieth century saying: “You can tell the age of the boy by the price of the toy.” I am still driving my 2001 Honda Civic, for these reasons: it is A) paid for, B) a non-guzzler at the gas pump, and C) a straight shift (because I am not ready to admit my sports car days are over). If you have any further questions about the above, refer to Item A. Guys are different, I have learned. Guys talk, dream and fantasize about cars. They spend money for (and on) cars. An uncle of mine traded cars every two years. His rationale? He was a minister and he was sure his parishioners wanted him to have a nice (and reliable) car, so they could be proud of him, and (I suspect) so they would know that when they were being rushed to the hos-

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pital, he would be on the way, pronto. So, when a car misbehaves, we immediately start thinking about a new (or at least a different) one. That is the point at which I long for a horse. There are advantages and disadvantages, I am aware. A horse has to be fed and curried. It has to be exercised. It has to have veterinary care (and that requires a house call (barn call?), not an office visit. It has to have special shoes. It has to have a barn with a stall, and that has to be cleaned out. But a horse has one big advantage over a car. It will always love you back!

Amy Grizzle poses with her niece, Kloey Sukas, at the tea party.

Members from Calvary Baptist Church and the Baptist Collegiate Ministry gather before helping students unload and move into their dorm rooms.

Cleaning God’s house By Nancy Anderson On Campus Care Day at West Towne Christian Church, there’s a job for everyone regardless of age or skill level. Volunteers from the congregation meet quarterly to clean, polish and repair the church building. “Unlike the excitement of building something new, Campus Care Day is the boring part of facilities management,” said resource minister Ron Bull. “There’s no glitz or glamour to changing the light bulbs or scrubbing the floors. It just has to be done.” Bull said the church saves money by asking members to do tasks other churches might hire someone to do. The savings go to fund more useful works such as mission trips and community projects. “We do pretty much everything that has to be done ourselves rather than paying someone to do it,” he said. “Why pay someone else when we have many capable helping hands right here? Those funds are bet-

ter spent elsewhere, like missions trips.” According to Bull, there are routine maintenance jobs every Campus Care Day, but there is usually one big job requiring many hands. “Today, we’re going to mulch the playground to make it safer for the kids,” he said at the Aug. 19 care day. “Our playground gets a lot of use from the homeschool cooperative; our own mother’s day out program uses it twice a week; and we’ve purposefully put it in the parking lot without fencing so neighborhood families can enjoy it as well. “There’s a mountain of

mulch out there that needs to be moved. Thankfully, it’s a kid-friendly task. We need lots of helping hands out there.” Bull said the most rewarding part of the day is the fellowship. “The workdays are a great time to come together and get to know each other better. We do try to make it fun, and working on these projects to keep our church taken care of bonds us together. I think it gives us a sense of accomplishment to do good work and complete a project. That’s what’s great about being a part of a church like this one: We’re all in it together.”

Lovely tea party By Sherri Gardner Howell The ladies of the Holy Cross Anglican Church put their pinkies up and their smiles on for the Summer Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the church, 515 Herron Road. This was the second year the community of believers held the fun event, which features steaming pots of hot tea, fashions for all occasions, a silent auction, sweets and savory treats. A wide range of ages enjoyed

the afternoon and the fashions from Chico’s at Turkey Creek. The Anglican Church is an Episcopalian community whose beliefs are rooted in scripture, prayer, evangelism, celebration of the Eucharist and sharing in the sacramental life of the church. Theology and liturgical language is from the Bible and the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. Info: holycrossknoxville. org

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Over 2,000 people gathered together on CAK’s campus Monday, August 10 to celebrate a new school year. The evening began with families reporting to their students’ grade level to meet their teacher (Elementary), receive locker assignments and class schedules (Middle and High). The High School Worship Band performed in the High School Commons for anyone who wanted to participate in some time of praise and worship. Once the informational portion of the evening was complete, it was time to meet, greet and eat! Eight different food truck vendors served our fami-

lies a variety of dinner options - Forks in the Road, Dale’s Fried Pies, I Luv NY Pizza, Cruze Dairy Farms, Smoky Mountain Snow Cones, Mooyah Burger, Holy Smokin BBQ, and Breezy Weenie. Students enjoyed an inflatable slide, obstacle course, bungee trampoline and rock–climbing wall. Special thanks to all the volunteers, staff and families who made this event possible. The community feeling, added to the evidence of God’s work as dark clouds and storms circled CAK’s 77acre campus, was a true blessing to start the 2015-16 school year!

Welcome new faculty and staff ■ Mindy Blankenship — First Grade

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When we think of First Friday, Knoxville’s monthly night of art, music, cocktails and conviviality, we usually picture the downtown area. But this coming Friday, revelers will get a chance to stretch their boundaries a bit when Broadway Studios & Gallery presents its grand opening party, “Please Feed the Artists.” An artists’ collective plus commercial gallery, BSG is the brainchild of painter/ sculptor Jessica Gregory. “Like the exhibit ‘see live bears’ at a zoo, instead, we have ‘see live artists working,’ ” Gregory says. “The gallery is truly just a gateway.” Visitors are invited to view pieces and then step on through to visit the artists at work. “It’s what makes us different,” says Gregory. “I love to have visitors come to my studio!” Featured artists include painter Cynthia Tipton, corn-shuck-doll maker Anne Freels, photographic artist Morris Brady and Gregory herself, who says she does “a little bit of everything.” A versatile alumnus of the Atlanta College of Art and the University of Tennessee School of Art, Gregory works at various times with paint, metal and papier-mâché. There will be finger foods, music by guitarist and oud player Laith Keilany, and belly dancers from Sandsation Dance Arts and Wellness. You can also view entries in the “Gaudy Gold Frame Show,” in which area artists submit any pieces they’d like – as long as they’re in a gaudy gold frame. The themed show is indicative of the BSG’s whimsical, positive, supportive atmosphere. “We’re all very different, but we’re all driven by creativity,” says Gregory. The group held a rummage sale

Festival encourages filmmaking, watching K ith McDanKeith M D iel goes over instructions for the 7-Day Shootout at the kickoff event at the Knoxville Visitors Center.

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Photographic artist Morris Brady is one of the artists featured at Broadway Studios & Gallery. This is from his “Unusual Trees” series. The grand opening party for Broadway Studios & Gallery (above, right, is part of the gallery) is First Friday (Sept. 4), and all are invited. Photos submitted

happens 5-9 p.m. Friday, to pay for their supplies, either.” Broadway Studios & Sept. 4, at 1127 N. Broadway. and they’re all excited about Info: broadway the grand opening. “I am so Gallery’s grand opening, proud of the way everyone “Please Feed the Artists,” studiosandgallery.com has come together,” says Gregory. “Everyone is equal in this group, and everyone has pitched in.” Beardsley Community Farm will partner with the The collective welcomes Plaid Apron for a fundraiser at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. other artists, and there are 3. Since 1998, Beardsley Farm has promoted food sestill two studios available curity and sustainable urban agriculture. Staffed by for rent. volunteers, the organization grows and donates more “We hope everyone who than 10,000 pounds of produce annually to food pansteps through our doors betries and kitchens in the Knoxville area. comes just as excited about Tickets for the vegetarian supper are $50 ($180 for art as we are,” says Gregory. table of four). The event is at the Plaid Apron, 1210 Then she laughs and Kenesaw Ave. Info: beardsleyfarm.org or 546-8446. adds, “Of course, buying something wouldn’t hurt

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‘No Escape’ Opening today in local theaters, “No Escape” is an action thriller about an American family that moves overseas, only to find themselves in the middle of a coup in which foreigners are being executed. Lake Bell and Owen Wilson, pictured, play Annie and Jack. Pierce Brosnan also stars.

In an effort to make live theatre available to all, the Clarence Brown Theatre has implemented “Pay What You Wish” pricing for the first Wednesday Preview during the upcoming season. The first “Pay What You Wish” performance will be Sept. 9 for “The 39 Steps.” “Pay What You Wish” tickets will be made available for the first Wednesday Preview of each production throughout the season with the exception of “The Santaland Diaries,” which will be Thursday, Dec. 3. Tickets may be purchased from noon to 7 p.m. on the day of the performance at the box office kiosk in the CBT lobby. Cash in full dollar amounts will be accepted, and tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional dates for the program are: Sept. 30, for “Of Mice and Men”; Oct. 28, for “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play”; Nov. 25, for “A Christmas Carol”; Dec. 3, for “The Santaland Diaries”; Feb. 10, for “Titus Andronicus”; Feb. 24, for “A Lesson Before Dying”; March 30, for “The Open Hand”; and April 20, for “South Pacific.” Info: 865-974-5161 or clarencebrowntheatre.com


With its eclectic offering of films from around the state, the country and the world and its immensely popular 7-Day Shootout competition, the Knoxville Film Festival is a balancing act. “I’ve had people ask, ‘Are you a film festival or are you a competition?’ ” says Keith McDaniel, executive director of the Knoxville Film Festival. “We have to be both. “We have to invigorate and encourage and facilitate our local filmmaking community. The competition … is the best way to do that. “On the other hand, I don’t want to be just a competition festival. I want to bring in films from all over the world to show. That’s an important part of the film festival for not only people who love those kinds of films, but it’s also important for our local film community to see what other people do. They don’t have an opportunity to see non-commercial, non-studio films very often. “This is a great opportunity for them to see what somebody in Romania is doing, or North Carolina. Those are things that have to co-exist to make this film festival what it is.” The third annual Knoxville Film Festival takes place Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 17-20, at the Regal Downtown West Cinema 8. Some films or film blocks will sell out, so advance purchase of block tickets or a festival pass is encouraged. McDaniel’s Secret City Film Festival was rechristened the Knoxville Film Festival when he joined forces with Dogwood Arts in 2013. He’s also run a couple of other festivals for a total of “18 or 19” – he’s lost track. He’s excited about the 40plus films showing this year, selected from more than 300 entries. The openingnight film, “Wildlike,” stars Bruce Greenwood and is set in Alaska. Other features include several from Tennessee, including “Prison Break-in,” directed by Amy Hubbard; “Ain’t It Nowhere”


by Scott Murphy; “Sahri” by Robert Denney; and “Homeless” by Clay Hassler. There are films from Russia and Belgium and a feature, “The Looking Glass,” by John Hancock, the director of “Bang the Drum Slowly.” The powerful story of a retired WNBA star and University of Tennessee basketball standout turned mental-health advocate will be featured in the documentary “Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw.” The 7-Day Shootout – in which filmmakers had seven days to shoot and turn in a film no longer than seven minutes – has upped the ante this year. In addition to the regular prizes, one filmmaker will be selected to adapt his or her film into a feature, thanks to a $20,000 grand prize. The Visit Knoxville Film Office is funding $15,000 of the prize, with $5,000 coming from the KFF. “I’ve noticed there’s an intensity and seriousness about it this year,” says McDaniel. “And a lot of enthusiasm about it. This is a real opportunity for somebody.” The film must be shot 100 percent in Knox County, with 70 percent local crew and cast. Another part of the prize is a year’s worth of free representation by Distribber, which helps independent films find a home on streaming services. Tickets will be available at the theater but also can be purchased at www.knoxvillefilmfestival.com. Regular film blocks are $10 each. A festival pass is $50; the festival pass plus openingnight film and reception is $75. The opening-night film only is $15; the reception only is $20.

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Ready to learn at Rocky Hill Sara Barrett

Students at Rocky Hill Elementary School were in for a surprise the first day of school. Teachers and administrators greeted their subjects dressed as superheroes. Principal Cory Smith led the way disguised

as Batman. Kindergartners were served cups of frozen goodness during the annual ice cream social, a way for families to meet and greet each other prior to the first real school day.

Rocky Hill Elementary School teachers Michelle Gentry, Myriah Cain, Jere Carman and Jordan Haney prove teachers really do have super powers.

RHES kindergartner Piper Thomas discusses backpack fashion with teacher Katie Hays during the annual ice cream social.

Bearden Elementary School welcomes new teachers T.J. Parrish, Tahlia Bryan, Cathy Sanders, Sanyia Booth and Alicia Maggard. Photo by S. Barrett

New teachers at Bearden Elementary

Rocky Hill Elementary School principal Cory Smith greets students dressed as the ultimate superhero, Batman. Photos submitted

Susan Traylor helps Hartley Traylor fill out paperwork while enjoying a frozen blue treat.

Bearden Elementary School welcomes several new faces this school year including third-grade teacher T.J. Parrish, who previously taught at Green Magnet Academy and Norwood Elementary. His favorite part of teaching is the “aha” moment when the light goes on in a student’s mind. Kindergarten teacher Tahlia Bryan is from East Tennessee but taught in Florida before coming home to teach at BES. Second-grade teacher Alicia Maggard also taught in Florida. This is her 10th year teaching, but her first in Knox County. Fifth-grade teacher Sanyia Booth is moving further east the longer she teaches with previous stops in Las Vegas, Nebraska and Memphis. She enjoys the “challenges of behavior management” in the classroom and has been teaching for nine years. Librarian Cathy Sanders begins her second year in Knox County after an interim year at Carter Middle School. She’s most looking forward to seeing students share information through reading.

Library sponsors Pre-K Read and Play A group of rowdy preschoolers invaded Lawson McGhee library last week to participate in Pre-K Read and Play, a pilot program designed to help prepare children for kindergarten. Each weekly session focuses on a different standard from the Tennessee Department of Education’s Early Childhood/Early Learning Developmental Standards.

Math, science and motordevelopment activities are incorporated while the session still keeps the feel of a traditional story time. Children’s Services manager Erin Nguyen read books to the group, including “Oh No, George!” by Chris Haughton, with breaks for dancing and educational silliness. Info: www.knoxlib.org.



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Lawson McGhee Library Children’s Services manager Erin Nguyen reads to rambuncMilo Watkins waits for his cue tious preschoolers during to play an instrument. Pre-K Read and Play.

This film intimately chronicles former Lady Vol Chamique Holdsclaw’s athletic accomplishments and personal setbacks, and her decision to—despite public stigma— become an outspoken mental health advocate. The film, narrated by Glenn Close, tells a powerful story of courage, struggle, and redemption.

Cate Coffey chooses an instrument from a bag almost as big as she is. Photos by Sara Barrett

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New art for historic Westwood Liz-Beth Gallery has donated to Knox Heritage a fine art reproduction of a painting by Ann Delia Armstrong Lutz. She was the first professional female painter in the state of Tennessee and lived in historic Westwood built as a wedding promise by John Edwin Lutz. Westwood is now home to Knox Heritage where the painting will be displayed. Pictured at the presentation are Bart Watkins, CEO of Liz-Beth & Company; Kim Trent CEO of Knox Heritage; Mickey Mallonee with Knox Heritage; Beth Watkins, president of Liz-Beth; and Liz Gobrecht, founder of Liz-Beth. Photo submitted

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■ “Eat Well To Prevent and Manage Diabetes” workshop, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, Heart Hospital Conference Room at UT Medical Center. Hosted by the UT Medical Center’s Healthy Living Kitchen team. Cost: $30. Info/ registration: 305-6970; www. utmedicalcenter.org/HLK. ■ Parkinson Support Group of North Knoxville meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, Christ UMC, 7535 Maynardville Highway. Program: “Cognitive Issues” followed by open dis-

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There are a lot of amazing things about Second Tuesday Celebrity Chef Dinners. The dinners are held monthly at Patterson’s Home Appliances, 10632 Kingston Pike. On that Tuesday, a visiting chef prepares something special for up to 35 guests, who pay $10 each for the experience. The money is a donation to Ronald McDonald House. The dinner for August featured executive chef Frank Aloise of the Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants. Aloise prepared


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business Services set for Lucy Webb Gibson Members of the Rotary Club of Bearden, the Knoxville Association of Women Executives, the Knoxv i l le/K nox C o u n t y League of W o m e n Voters and Lucy Gibson the many other organizations she served as a board member and supporter will gather with other friends at 11 a.m. Saturday at Church Street United Methodist Church to celebrate the life of Lucy Webb Gibson. Gibson, who passed away on Friday, had suffered from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. An active community volunteer for many years, she had the distinction of being the first woman president of the Rotary Club of Bearden. She enjoyed hosting events for large groups at her lakeside home off Top-

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Football time in Tennessee! By Bonny C. Millard

UT football coach Butch Jones said his young team is growing up and holding itself accountable, both side Road in South Knox- as team members and ville, which was surrounded as representatives by several acres of beautiful of the University of gardens she created over the Tennessee. years. Jones spoke to the A native of Richmond, Rotary Club of KnoxVa., Gibson founded Re- ville and Rotarians from source Associates Inc., an area clubs as part of an anindustry leader in compre- nual tradition. Downtown hensive pre-employment Rotary president Sandy assessment testing tools. Martin said UT coaches She held a Ph.D. in Indus- have been speaking to the trial/Organizational Psy- club dating back to the chology from the University 1920s. Jones signed phoof Tennessee, where she had tos, footballs, a helmet and also taught, in addition to a megaphone before the having taught at Tuscu- meeting. lum College. Maturity and leaderShe is survived by ship are critical to helping her husband, Dr. John the team succeed, he said. Lounsbury, daughters Sixty-four percent of the Mary Gibson and Amy players have a year or less Sparks and grandson experience. Adam Sparks, all of KnoxJones has created what ville; brothers John Webb of Greenville, S.C., and James Webb and David Webb of Easley, S.C.; step-children Matthew Lounsbury of Portland, Ore., and Kirsten By Anne Hart Lounsbury of Knoxville; Retired Air Force Col. and step-grandchildren Donald Edmonds, former Karen and Holland Loundirector of sbury of Portland. the North A merican Aerospace Defense Command ( N OR A D) Systems ■ Thursday, Sept. 3, 8-9:30 Support a.m., networking: Knoxville Facility in Executive Suites & Smoky Edmonds Mountain Service Dogs, Florida, re9111 Cross Park Drive. cently gave members of the Rotary Club of Bearden a ■ Thursday, Sept. 10, 5-6:30 harrowing account of exp.m., networking: Holy Cross Anglican Church, 515 actly how ill-prepared this Herron Road. country was for the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. NORAD is a combined organization of the United States and Canada that pro-

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Vein treatment isn’t just for ladies: men can have better legs too! As a high school boys’ varleg. In an outpatient procedure, sity basketball coach in KnoxDr. Akers used Endovenous ville for more than 30 years, Laser Therapy (EVLT) to treat wearing athletic shorts has the diseased vein in his left long been a part of Christopher leg. With EVLT, laser energy Lindsay’s daily attire. is delivered with an optic fiber through a small puncture “I live in shorts, I wear them in the leg. The laser heats and all the time,” says Lindsay. “I closes the vein, allowing blood wear them almost all year long.” to be naturally rerouted to othEven though Coach Lindsay er healthy veins. likes wearing shorts, he didn’t Lindsay’s leg was bandaged like the appearance of varicose and wrapped immediately afveins on his legs. ter the procedure, and he wore “I didn’t like having crazya compression stocking for a looking legs. It looked like a road map, especially on the side Longtime coach and var- couple of weeks while his leg of my left leg,” explains Lindsay. icose vein patient Chris healed. “For the first 24 hours, Lindsay believes his vari- Lindsay is shown coach- I had “mummy leg”,” laughs cose vein issues started in col- ing the Berean Christian Lindsay. A few months later, Lindsay lege. “I was hit in the leg by a School varsity basketball returned to Premier Vein Clinteam. pitch three times in the same ics for sclerotherapy on both game, and it became the bruise legs to address the visible spider veins. Sclerothat never went away.” Since Lindsay’s varicose veins didn’t cause therapy is a minimally-invasive treatment in severe pain, only an occasional tightness, he which abnormal and small spider veins are lived with the problem for years, until he had injected with a solution that causes them to a frightening experience in the shower last fall. swell, collapse and fade away over time. “I had 9 sticks to my left leg and 4 on my “I must have hit my leg on something beright leg,” says Lindsay. “It was fine. I didn’t cause suddenly my leg was bleeding badly. The fi nd it painful or uncomfortable at all.” bottom of the shower was covered in blood. I Coach Lindsay says he’s glad he had his thought I was going to bleed out!” remembers varicose veins treated. “I’d tell people if you’re Lindsay. Lindsay mentioned the incident to his fam- having problems with your legs you need to get ily doctor during his yearly physical and his it checked out. I feel better for having it done. I physician recommended he visit Premier Vein should’ve done it a long time ago!” And, as his legs heal, Lindsay is looking Clinics for treatment. forward to once again having legs that look After researching Premier Vein Clinics onnice in shorts. “Your legs are important. Guys line, Lindsay chose Dr. Donald Akers as his shouldn’t forget that their legs matter too. You vein specialist. “I’ve known the Akers fam- don’t want to go around with crazy looking spiily for a long time, and der veins on them!” I wanted to go somewhere close to home,” says the 61-year-old coach. At Premier Vein Clinics Lindsay underDr. Donald Akwent an ultrasound to ers Jr., Vascular evaluate the blood flow Surgeon in both legs. Venous insufficiency, a condition in which the veins have difficulty sending blood from the legs back to the heart, was discovered in his left

UT coach Butch Jones signs a football at the Rotary Club of Knoxville. Photo by Bonny C. Millard on the team defined what he would do to help the team, including Jones. “My all is focus. I have to be focused every day,” Jones said. “I can’t listen to the naysayers. I can’t listen

to the clutter and the distraction. This is still a very young football team and there’s a lot of work to be done. The minute I lose my focus we fail as a football program.”

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he calls “nine-strong” position groups that encourage players to give their best and live the Tennessee way. “You can never have enough leadership. I always talk about the great football teams,” he said. “Teams that win in November, December and January are the teams that can manage the natural adversity that a long season brings about. We’re going to have some adversity.” Jones said it’s invigorating to see the culture changing as players hold each other responsible. Recently a player was late to a meeting, and the position group told Jones they would handle the matter. At the start of training camp, the team talked about the concept and belief of “my all” and what that means, he said. Everyone

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vides aerospace warning, air sovereignty and defense. Edmonds discussed the attacks on America that occurred on the day when 19 terrorists associated with al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and flew two of them directly into the World Trade Center and a third into the Pentagon. Edmonds said the plane that hit the Pentagon struck a location that had recently been remodeled at a cost of $1 billion. “Had it hit anywhere else, the loss of life would have been far higher. The fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the hijackers’ plans to attack an unknown target. Edmonds said the fourth plane was likely headed to the White House, but because of the trees surrounding the building, it was difficult to spot from the air. All four planes, which had left from East Coast

airports, were bound for California. Edmonds said there were several reasons NORAD did not pick up the change in their flight paths. First, NORAD’s radar was aimed at Canada and Alaska, to pick up any activity from Russia, and second, when the hijackers took over the cockpits of the planes, “they flipped off the radios so we couldn’t see them.” The first plane crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:45 a.m. It was 11 minutes later before the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) notified NORAD. Fighter planes that could have intercepted the other hijacked planes were at a base on Cape Cod – 153 miles away. “They were flying planes into buildings before we could make a decision about what to do,” Edmonds said. “It’s not that way today.” When news of the first plane that hit the World

Trade Center came, Edmonds said, the Joint Chiefs of Staff were meeting. “The first words spoken in that meeting were ‘Osama bin Laden’ because he was the only one in the world with the capability to do that.” Edmonds said that like the rest of the country, NORAD was getting its information from the media covering the attacks. Finally, a message from Andrews Air Force Base stated that any flights over the nation’s capital “will be shot down on orders of Vice President Dick Cheney.” “Warfare changed on 911,” he said. “Up to then, it had been traditional and symmetrical. Today it is complex and asymmetrical.” “Our alert posture is far higher today,” Edmonds said, with planes in the air and ships at sea monitoring activity at all times. “We’re dealing with a very smart enemy.”

Pack the Bus results Emmett Thompson, executive director of the Mission of Hope, and Kiley Fleenor, marketing manager of the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek, stand with school supplies donated during Mission Pack the Bus. The promotion was held Aug. 7-9 during tax free weekend at the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek. In addition to supplies, some $4,000 was donated through the promotion. Sponsors were Office Max and Bruster’s Real Ice Cream. Photo submitted

New owners, new style for Foxx Trott By Sara Barrett Chrystal and Sarzamin Afridi were interested in owning a business in South Knoxville but they wanted something turn-key ready. When Foxx Trott Fashions became available in July, the couple felt it would be a great fit. “We want to expand and have everything available a woman might look for in a boutique,” said Chrystal. With a selection of women’s apparel already in stock they decided to go a step further and add jewelry, shoes and handbags to the inventory. A selection of lingerie and plus sized clothing will be a staple. The Afridis are anxious to hear special requests

Chrystal and Sarzamin Afridi are the new owners of Foxx Trott Fashions. Photo by S. Barrett from their customers and encourage everyone to follow the store on Facebook and Twitter. A grand opening sale will be held through Saturday, Sept. 5, when “you will save more if you

buy more,” said Chrystal. Foxx Trott Fashions is located at 4560 Chapman Highway. Hours are 10 a.m.8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Info: 200-4637, www. foxxtrottfashions.com.

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All in the delivery Crystal Haun knew she didn’t want to go through another emergency C-section. When her rst son was born in 2011, she didn’t even want any pain relievers. “I wanted a natural birth, but I couldn’t get past seven centimeters,” the Clinton native said. “They said an epidural may help, but my son’s and my heart rates dropped.” She was rushed into the operating room for the C-section and soon met her son, Alexander Montgomery. “It was really fast,” she recalled. When she became pregnant again in 2014, Haun wanted to avoid an emergency situation and to recover more quickly. “I wanted to be a mom to Alexander after the new baby was born,” she said. “I wanted to be able to pick him up, and not have a painful scar.” Because having a vaginal birth after Cesarean section (VBAC) is not always appropriate for every expecting mother, Haun researched physicians who could help her deliver safely. Her mother, Sherry Pyatt, is a nurse clinician in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and represents the NICU during deliveries at Parkwest. She is one of many Children’s Hospital clinicians who are available if a baby needs immediate attention or must be transferred to the NICU. “My mom recommended Dr. Marlyn Leisy,” she said. “I wanted someone who understood why it was so important to me to avoid a Csection. Dr. Leisy listened to me.” “VBACs are not always the best option for women who have already had a C- Dr. Marlyn section,” said Leisy. “There Leisy

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is an increased risk of uterine rupture which can lead to signicant harm, and in some cases death, for the mother and/or the baby. Anyone interested in this option should discuss all the risks and benets with their doctor before deciding. Crystal very much wanted to try to have a VBAC, and I felt that she understood the risks and it was reasonable in her situation to attempt it.” At 36 weeks, Haun was told her son had growth issues and was not growing at a normal rate. Because of this, Haun visited Leisy

The Childbirth Center: What to expect

twice a week to be monitored. “Dr. Leisy completed an ultrasound and fetal monitoring each time I went, and we talked about how long I may be able to go before delivering,” Haun said. “She knew I wanted to wait until 40 weeks. I asked her each time if I could go a little longer, and she told me since we were monitoring everything so closely, she felt comfortable waiting.” At week 40, Haun mowed the lawn, did jumping jacks and tried every other technique for inducing labor naturally. After moving her induction date twice to wait for her water to break naturally, she was induced on the morning of May 18, 2015. Again, Haun wanted to have a natural birth. When she was not making expected progress in labor, however, her nurse recom-

Parkwest now offers online childbirth class For expecting parents who cannot attend in-person prenatal classes at Parkwest or would like home-based education, a comprehensive childbirth class is now available. The interactive, web-based program includes animated illustrations, videos and voiceovers. Lessons do not have to be completed in one sitting. This class may be used as a refresher course or to reinforce what you learned in a conventional classroom. High-speed internet is advised for using this program, but dial-up will also work.

At the Parkwest Childbirth Center, expectant mothers and family members are welcome within 30 days of the day of delivery to preregister and discuss what to expect. Mothers must be at least 36 weeks into pregnancy to preregister. Patients are encouraged to share their wishes for the day of birth, including what medication they may or may not want during labor. With preregistration, patients do not have to ll out paperwork or provide medical history on the day of delivery. “They get a tour of our department and get to meet everyone, so there’s less ambiguity about what will happen when they’re in labor,” Teresa Paris, RN, MSHS, BSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, Childbirth Center manager, said. “The service we provide allows women and their families to focus on delivery when they come back to have their baby.”

mended an epidural. As with Alexander’s birth, heart rate became a problem. “The same thing was happening, but this time they didn’t rush me or make it an emergency,” she said. “Dr. Leisy knew what I wanted and made it happen.” “With intervention the baby’s heart rate was recovered, and we were able to allow her to continue to deliver,” Leisy added. “Sometimes even with a trial of VBAC, we are not able to be successful and have to move to a C-section for the safety of the mother or the baby. I’m glad that was not the case for Crystal.” Her nurse, Diane, helped her labor on her sides, which was safer for Haun. Between pushes, Diane gave her oxygen. “Diane is the reason I got through the labor. She counted out loud while I was pushing and helped me breathe. Listening to her voice helped me so much,” Haun said. “It was fantastic,” she said. “I couldn’t have had a better experience. I didn’t want to let him go to the nursery until a nurse convinced me I needed rest. It was the best hour and a half of sleep I’ve ever had.” Just two days after her second son Sullivan Sterling’s birth, Haun was off all medication except the occasional ibuprofen. She was walking comfortably soon after the birth, and was able to serve as the Matron of Honor in her sister’s wedding on June 13. “It was completely different than after my C-section,” Haun explained. “I was on all sorts of medications and had stitches then.” She didn’t have any time to slow down with Alexander at home. “He is all boy. Our land is connected to my mom’s, and she has a pool and we go four-wheeling,” she said. “All he wanted was a baby brother. When he rst met Sullivan, he held him and said, ‘I’ll never let you go.’ ”

Class topics are the same as those you’d learn about in-person at Parkwest’s Teddy Bear University classes. They include: ■ Childbirth education and labor support ■ Discomforts of pregnancy ■ Understanding labor and birth ■ Caring for yourself postpartum ■ Feeding your newborn ■ Caring for your newborn The $75 fee for the program includes an access code for the class following registration, which must be used within 90 days.

During delivery, patients are accompanied by a nurse clinician from East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, who monitors each delivery and can step in if neonatal issues arise. Infants who need additional care can also be quickly transferred to Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Following delivery, a lactation consultant visits each mother and answers questions and assists in teaching techniques for breastfeeding. “Babies are not born knowing how to breastfeed, so we try to be hands-on and support each mother,” Paris said. “We understand that it’s a personal choice and will help no matter what the patient decides. Formula is available, and we abide by parent preference.” For more information about the Parkwest Childbirth Center, visit www.TreatedWell.com/Childbirth or call (865) 374-PARK.

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For more information about Teddy Bear University and Parkwest’s childbirth classes, visit www.TreatedWell.com/Childbirth. To register for the online childbirth class, call (865) 374-PARK.



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Vehicles Wanted


JUNK CAR MAFIA Buying junk vehicles any condition. 865-455-7415

Automobiles for Sale

Auto Parts & Acc

BUICK LACROSSE - 2005, 78K mi, leather, silver, exc cond., $8500. (865) 376-0537.

1996 Jeep Cherokee Laredo. Call for price. (865)287-4295.

BUICK REGAL - 2000. Silver Regal GS with gray interior. Leather seats, sunroof. Call after 3. 161,000 mi., $2,000. (865)654-0863.

CHEVROLET SEDAN - 2012. Cruze Eco, red, manual shift, great mileage, lots of extras, one owner, garage kept 44,700 mi., $12,900. (865)2075670. FORD ESCAPE 2002. 2002 ford Escape. Very clean and runs well. Royal Blue with gray interior. Six cylinder, automatic transmission, custom radio. Great car for that returning student. 127,600 mi., $5,500. (865)806-3006. Ford Fiesta SE 2013, silver, AT, 45K mi, must sell, $10,400. (865)567-2522. LINCOLN CONTINENTAL - 1999. absolutely immaculate, with only 89K miles, I have the orig. window sticker, sold new for $39,000, brand new Michelin tires - just installed, senior citizen driven more than a decade, $5,900 obo (865)253-2400. NISSAN ALTIMA - 2012. 2012 Altima 2.5S,$13,900.00, 37,700 miles ,very good condition, all records, locally owned serviced.Wife’s car , she retired , need to sale. 8652025209 , Maryville , Tn. 37,800 mi., $13,900. (865)202-5209.


We light up your night! Custom 12v outdoor landscape lighting, design and installation. Call (865)680-2076

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BUICK REGAL 1983, only 68K mi, good cond., $2500 obo. (865)654-3742. Cadillac DTS 2007, AT, 133K mi, must go! $6800. (865) 567-2522.

Lamps/Light Services

Boats/Motors/Marine 2010 Regal 2100 Anniv. Pkg. w/2010 Volvo Penta eng. & 2014 EZ Loader trailer, 99 hrs, $31,500. (865)228-9521 BASS TRACKER 2002 17.5 Pro Team, 50HP oil injection Mercury, 2 Lowarance Elite 5 & 7, Drift master Tbar trolling bars, 2 4 rods each, 55 Thrust Minn. trolling mtr. 3 batteries, triple on board charger, non ethanol fuel only. Canvas cover incl. trailer & spare tire. $6200 obo. (865)919-4082.

PONTOON BOAT 23 ft Crest 2015, 115 HP Mercury Big Foot eng. $29,900 incl. boat slip on Douglas Lake till 4/1/16. (865)414-7345.

Campers & RV’s 32’ CLASS A FOURWINDS HURRICANE motor home (2003). 2 slideouts, satellite dish / receiver / tripod, 41,700 mi. $22,000. (865)448-0058. 7 RV/TRAILER TIRES size ST235/80316, $50 ea. or $300 for all. 3 RV elec. connect cords, 25 ft. long, 50 amp. $100 ea., all $250. (865)376-7236.

Beautiful & affordable garden designs! Professional installation, exciting outdoor lighting, bed remodeling, topnotch weeding, pruning & mulching. Call (865)680-2076

BMW M235i Coupe 2014, 5K mi., black/black, show room new, $41,500. (865)748-6400. Honda Accord 2014 EXL, sunroof, leather, 27K mi, $18,600. (423) 295-5393.

Garage Sales

Honda Accord Coupe 2006, silver w/ blk leather seats, 128K mi, 1 owner, $7500. (865)556-0026.


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Honda Accord EX-L 2013, by orig ownr, exceptionally clean & meticulously cared for, all opts incl Navi system, (865) 966-3505; 865-363-3017. HYUNDAI SONATA 2014. Hybrid Limited, fully loaded, 2000 miles, $17,900. (423)295-5393. MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE SPYDER - 2002. GT conv., local 1 owner, NICE! Loaded. $5200. (865)363-9018. VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2002. extra nice, gar. kept, low mileage, $4900. (865)363-9018. VOLVO S60 R - 2004. GET YOUR TENNESSEE ON WITH THIS ORANGE SABLE LEATHER BLUE FRENCH STITCHED SEATS! UPGRADED NAVIGATION SYSTEM CARMAX WARRANTY TRANSFERRABLE AND SERVICE RECORDS AVAILABLE.COLOR GRAY. 76,502 mi., $8,750. (828)273-9195.

Sport Utility Vehicles Honda Pilot 2011 EXL, 4x4, sunrf, leather, 49K mi, exc cond, $17,900. (423) 295-5393.

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CAR TOW DOLLY - 2015, all cars/pu Swivels, tilts, never used, new ret. $2750. 1st $950 cash. 864-275-6478

Farm Buildings

1948 WHIZZER MOTORBIKE COMPLETELY restored. everything powder coated. $1700. 865-368-9828. No calls aft. 7pm.

1998 HARLEY DAVIDSON FLHT Gar. kept. Many extras. New rubber. Very nice. 21k mi. $7800. (865)268-5855 2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER - 1200, 50th Anniversary. Collector’s bike one of 2000. Exc. cond. 1500 mi. Black. Chromed out. Orig. parts avail. $7500. (865)310-4993. HARLEY DAVIDSON 2007 ULTRA GLIDE Screaming Eagle, Garage kept. Custom orange, black & gold flake, mint cond. Also Ironhorse trailer, incl. gar. door opener. $23,000. (615)294-0187.

HONDA GL1500 & MATCHING TRAILER. 1996, 96k mi. Exc. cond. Always garaged. Extras. $8750. 607-6476

Off Road Vehicles

Trucks CHEV. SILVERADO 1500 - 2003. 73k mi, reg. cab, 6 cyl., long bed, radio, cruise control, 1 owner. $10,000 firm. 865-333-9392/ (865)690-6836. CHEV. SILVERADO 1500 LT PICKUP 2007. 43,543 mi, 2WD, Z-71, 5.3L, 1/2 ton, reg. cab, long bed, red, flex fuel, PW, PDL, AM/FM/CD, cruise, trailering pkg, Westin step bars, $15,000. 865-660-5042 CHEVROLET S-10 - 1993. excellent body, V-8 road rod, needs electrical work, huge stereo, many extras. you haul. $2,500. (865)414-8662.

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DODGE D150 PICKUP - 1996. 148k mi, Runs great. $3500. View on weekends only. (865)922-8513.

TOYOTA SIENNA - 2003. Very good condition, one owner, no accidents. Lthr seats, 4 captains, third row bench, dual pwr sliding doors, ABS exc. tread on tires, new speakers. Srv rec. avail. 190,000 mi., $5,199. (865)680-3250.

FORD CONVERTIBLE 1940. Completely restored. Beautiful car. Selling due to illness. $48,500. (865)922-1226. JAGUAR E-TYPE - 1961-1975. I would like to buy a 1970 or 1971 Mercedes 280SL, or a 1961 - 1975 Jaguar XKE, or a Porsche 911 , 912. I am willing to buy running or not running. Any Condition. I’m a local guy living in Grainger county. If you have one or know of one please call. Call (865)621-4012. Mercedes Benz 560SL 1988, outstanding orig. cond. No accidents, rust, dents or scratches. Both tops. Have all paperwork, Carfax & Autocheck reports. $14,000. (865) 657-9886 MERCEDES-BENZ 380 SL 1984. conv. with both tops, 98,460 miles, silver, w/blue int., $9,950. (865)681-6174 or 865-806-2756. MERCEDES-BENZ 380 SL 1984. Conv., both tops, 52K miles, 3rd owner. White w/blue int., $18,500. Call (931)261-0370. MG MIDGET - 1976. 43,000 mi, new $1400 convertible top, red, $7500. (865)740-7070. PONTIAC CARS/PARTS WANTED. 1960 to 1980’s. Cash paid. Call Jim 865-250-2639 or email jim@ jimhackworth.com

Farm Equipment YOUNG LIVESTOCK CLOSING - Due to the recent death of Eddie Young, Young Livestock will be closing effective August 31, 2015. We greatly appreciate all your friendship and patronage throughout these many years.




Will clean front & back, $20 & up. Quality work, guaranteed. (865)288-0556

Public Notices

LEGAL NOTICE FARRAGUT BEER BOARD AUG. 27, 2015 • 6:50 PM I. Approval of Minutes A. August 13, 2015 II. New Business A. Appeal of Beer Permit Suspension, Meksiko, 120 West End Ave. It is the policy of the Town of Farragut not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Public Law 93-112 and 101-336 in its hiring, employment practices and programs. To request accommodations due to disabilities, please call 865966-7057 in advance of the meeting.

LYNNHURST ADAIR DR - 4 lots, side by side, Sec. Memorial 1. Value $2500 ea, best offer. (865)525-5611


90% silver, halves, quarters & dimes, old silver dollars, proof sets, silver & gold eagles, krands & maple leafs, class rings, wedding bands, anything 10, 14, & 18k gold old currency before 1928 WEST SIDE COINS & COLLECTIBLES 7004 KINGSTON PK CALL 584-8070

TREADMILL - Treadmill for sale. Good condition. Call Felicia for a viewing. (865)640-0892

Financial Consolidation Loans


We make loans up to $1000. We do credit starter & rebuilder loans. Call today, 30 minute approvals. See manager for details. 865-687-3228


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*Pools, Laundries, Appl. *5 min. to UT & airport www.riversidemanorapts.com BEST DEAL OUT WEST! 1BR from $375. 2BR $550-$695. No pets. Parking @ front door. (865)470-8686 BROADWAY TOWERS 62 AND OLDER Or Physically Mobility Impaired 1 & 2 BR, util. incl. Laundry on site. Immediate housing if qualified. Section 8-202. 865-524-4092 for appt. TDD 1-800-927-9275

NORWOOD MANOR APTS. Accepting Applications 1, 2, & 3 BR. On busline Equal Housing Opportunity 865-689-2312

Homes Unfurnished POWELL/CLAXTON - 2 BR, 1 BA, convenient, $635 mo. 865-748-3644

Real Estate Sales

Central Knoxville location near interstate, 2 BR, 2 BA with garage, $132,000. (865) 556-5064

Manufactured Homes

Ready to Breed. Call (865)856-3947

Public Notices

ADOPT: Loving couple promises your baby a secure home. Denise & Nick, 1-888-449-0803

Merchandise - Misc.



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ADOPT - loving married couple wishes to adopt a baby. Your child will have a stable and loving home filled with lots of hugs and kisses and a lifetime of opportunities. All expenses paid. Please call Kristina & Louis toll free 1-877-255-4202

SAGE FLY RODS (6) - (8’6” Line 5, 3 pc.) (9’0” line 6) (4 pc; 9’0” Line 7) (4 pc; 9’0” Line 8), (3 pc; 9’0” Line 8,) (3 pc; 9’0” Line 9), (3 pc, $365 ea.) Ray (865)389-4495


Livestock & Supplies



LIKE NEW 2BR/2BA IN AWESOME LOCATION - 4819 Poplar Crest Way, Like New 2BR/2BA. Just remodeled. New Everything. Tile, Stunning Pergo wood floors, Lighting, Paint, New bathrooms. W/In closets.Deck. Next to Adair park.2 min to Broadway&I-640. $99k. Will finance@ 6%. $5K down.423-351-3410 (423)3513410

GENERATOR BIG 8500 watt, 2015, Honda elec. start. Batt. & whl kit incl. Never used. New retail $4995. Wholesale $3750. 1st $1850 cash, 864-275-6478

1,2,3 BR $355 - $460/mo. RIVERSIDE MANOR ALCOA HWY 970-2267


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OKRA - $2.50 lb, $25 1/2 Bushel $45 a Bushel (865)360-3634

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6 PLOTS, HIGHLAND MEMORIAL Kingston Pike, $7800 + 195 Transfer fee. Section 10, Lot 339. Value = 15K. Call or text, (972) 989-1788.

BUYING SEASON TICKETS Parking Passes All Single Games

I BUY OLDER MOBILE HOMES. 1990 up, any size OK. 865-384-5643

Mobile Homes/Lots VOLUNTEER VILLAGE Pool, Club house. Lots -- $99/mo. (865)250-4205

For Sale By Owner 3BR, 2 1/2BA WEST, New carpet, fenced backyard, 1432Overton Ln., off Middlebrook Pk. $169,900. Call (865)250-5530.

WEST OFF N’SHORE 1505 Aldenwood Lane, On quiet culde-sac in nice n’bhd, 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 car gar, deck, fenced yd, FP, new KIT, $1165/mo, 1st/last, $500 sec dep, Refs. Call (865) 257-7775

West, - 3BR, 2BA, 1890 SF, FP, 2 car det. gar., Apollo Dr., 37921, Refs. req., avail July 1. $1,295. Call David (865)6964916.

Roommates MALE COLLEGE ROOMMATE WANTED - 5709 Lyons View Pike, 0BR, Male college roommate. Condo, 2 Bed/2 Bath. 325/month plus util. No pets, no smoking. 8652074743 (965)207-4743

Real Estate Commercial Businesses /Sale EST. VIDEO GAME STORE in North Knoxville, great clinetelle, all inventory, fixtures, signs, etc. Due to fam. emerg. (865)688-6461; 660-7300.

Offices/Warehouses/Rent 4000 SF Office/Warehouse with dock & drive in, prime location Middlebrook Pk. $3,000 mo.

865-544-1717; 865-740-0990


w/brick front. 4 BR, 3 BA, 1 car gar., needs TLC. off Tazewell Pike at 515 Stowers Dr. just inside Union Co. Reduced for quick sale, $75,000. (865)924-0484

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Lots/Acreage for Sale 1/2 ACRE, SEPTIC TANK power, no water. Monroe County. Owner financing. $20,000 (423)442-9968

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Real Estate Wanted WE BUY HOUSES No inspections. Immediate Cash. (865) 257-3338

Public Notices

Public Notices



Driver/Transport Company and Owner/Op’s: Get Home More! Spend Time w/ Family & Friends! Dedicated Lanes! Pay and Benefits YOU Deserve! 855-582-2265





1 BR Powell Special 1/2 Rent NOW. Beautiful. No pet fee. Water pd. No Cr. ck. $520 mo. 384-1099; 938-6424.

4 CEMETERY LOTS + VAULTS -& Markers, Highland Memorial Park, Kingston Pk., 50% off list. (865)816-3999

WAREHOUSE LIQUIDATION includes HH goods, appl., prints, frames, tools, rugs, sofas, tables, chairs, etc. Reas. prices. ALL MUST GO. 906 Sevier Ave. 37920. Hrs. Mon.-Fri. 9-3 until further notice. Call Dale for more information (865)599-2629. No credit cards accepted.

Farm Products

WANTED Military antiques and collectibles 865-368-0682


2 PLOTS AND VAULTS - in Grandview Cem. Maryville, section 39, $1250 ea. (865)748-3487.

Hunt/Fish Supplies

Millen Garage Builders 865-679-5330


Classic Cars CHEVROLET NOVA - 1976. Runs good. Drivable. $4000 or best offer. (865)922-6408.


Jobs Vans DODGE CARAVAN - 2005 $3600 or best offer. 115k mi. 865-388-5136. (865)933-3175.


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Apartments - Unfurn.


GOAD MOTORSPORTS East Tennessee’s largest

UT Season Football Tickets, (2) Sec. B, Row 37; (4) Sec. C, Row 41. Call/Text (865) 216-4443

Exercise Equipment



Cemetery Lots


We build all types of Farm Fencing and Pole Barn.

Nissan RS Nismo Juke 2014, black pearl, exc cond, 5,279 mi, $23,900. (865) 228-9521.

Real Estate Rentals

ReCycle - RePackage - ReWarded Imagine the feeling of satisfaction when you know that you have done the right thing. If you only recycle electronic devices once, think of GoTooky. Call us at 615-369-6171 or visit our site www.gotooky.com


INFINITI EX35 - 2012. loaded, sunrf, leather, 34K mi, exc cond., $20,900. (423) 295-5393.

UT SEASON FOOTBALL TICKETS - (2) for all home games. Sec. Y7, Row 57, Seats 25 & 26. $1450. (865)755-9090



Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Popups, Motorhomes. Will pay Cash (423) 504-8036


100 PCS. OF ALUMAGAL Roofing 20’Lx3’W. 26 gauge. (865)803-3633

Highland Mem. Cem. West. Mausolem Estate sec 2, site 18, a,b, c & d spaces, 20% off list price. 615-558-0560.


PILGRIM INTERNATIONAL (LEGENDS) -5th wheel, 2009, 38’ L, 4 slides, exc. cond. $17,000. (931)319-0000.


6 spaces in Lynnhurst Cemetery, Sec. L, rights to monument (919) 608-1422

We Buy Campers

Sports and Imports

Building Materials

TN vs OKLAHOMA TICKETS PLEASE CALL RUDY (865) 567-7426 I WILL BUY YOUR TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS SEASON TICKETS OR PARKING PASS - I will buy your Season Tickets or Season Parking Passes for the upcoming Tennessee Vols Season. Text or call me to discuss. 865-919-2505 (865)919-2505 UT FAN - needs tickets for all home football games. (865) 436-2575 UT FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS - 3 seats 15-17 Sec. Z12 Row 50; in dry/shade, seat cushions, $2600, (865)719-3069

Public Notices

STAFF/DEVELOPER AGENDA Staff/Developer Agenda, Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Committee Room, Farragut Town Hall September 17, 2015 FMPC Items 9:00 a.m. Discussion and public hearing on a final plat for Phase 2 of the Briarstone Subdivision (formerly the Villas at Anchor Park Subdivision property) located on the north side of Turkey Creek Road across from Anchor Park, a portion of Parcel 59 and Parcel 59.04, Tax Map 152, 20.83 Acres (Saddlebrook Properties, LLC, Applicant) 10:00 a.m. Discussion and public hearing on a site plan for Bank of America, Parcel 37.02, Tax Map 131, Zoned C-1, 10735 Kingston Pike, 1.07 Acres (Stanley Hill, Applicant)

AGENDA Farragut Board of Mayor & Aldermen, August 27, 2015 BEER BOARD MEETING: 6:50 PM BMA MEETING: 7:00 PM I. Silent Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call II. Approval of Agenda III. Mayor’s Report IV. Citizens Forum V. Approval of Minutes A. August 13, 2015 VI. Business Items A. Approval of Dates for the November and December BMA meetings B. Approval of Bids for a new 2016 Dump Truck VII. Ordinances A. Public Hearing and Second Reading 1. Ordinance 15-09, an Ordinance to Amend the Text of the Farragut Zoning Ordinance, Ordinance 86-16, as amended, pursuant to authority granted by Section 13-4-201, Tennessee Code Annotated, by amending Chapter 3. Specific District Regulations, Section XXVII., Town Center District (TCD), Subsection F. 1., Parking Space Requirements, Number of Parking Spaces Required, to change the parking space requirements for non-ground floors 2. Ordinance 15-10, An Ordinance to amend the text of the Farragut Municipal Code, Title 14, Land Use Controls, Chapter 3, Town Center District Requirements, by amending Section 14-304. Signs. To provide for new requirements. 3. Ordinance 15-11, an Ordinance amending the Mixed Use Town Center, as shown on the Future Land Use Map in the Comprehensive Land Use Plan of the Town of Farragut, Tennessee, Ordinance 14-22, as amended, pursuant to Section 13-4-202, Tennessee Code Annotated. VIII. Town Administrator’s Report IX. Town Attorney’s Report It is the policy of the Town of Farragut not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Public Law 93-112 and 101-336 in its hiring, employment practices and programs. To request accommodations due to disabilities, please call 865-966-7057 in advance of the meeting.

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THROUGH SUNDAY, AUG. 30 “The Wind in the Willows,” Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Ave. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Info/tickets: 208-3677 or knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com.

THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPT. 6 Tickets on sale for Mabry-Hazen House Boomsday, Bluegrass and Barbecue celebration, 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6. Info/tickets: mabryhazen.com or 522-8661.

THROUGH THURSDAY, OCT. 22 Tickets on sale for “The Music and the Memories” show featuring Pat Boone and Knoxville swing orchestra The Streamliners, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, Oak Ridge Performing Arts Center, Oak Ridge High School, 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Info/tickets: KnoxvilleTickets.com or 656-4444.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26 Tennessee Shines: Kristin Diable, 7 p.m., Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 101 S. Central St. Tickets: $10. Info/tickets: jigandreel.ticketleap.com or WDVX.com.

THURSDAY, AUG. 27 Anniversary of the Clinton 12, 7 p.m., Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Ave. There will be a showing of the 2006 documentary “The Clinton 12” followed by a Clinton 12 panel discussion. Panelists will include: Tony Brown and the Rev. Alan Jones along with a Clinton 12 representative. The community is invited. Info: Tony Brown, dribm2009@gmail.com. “So You Want to Start Anew ... Perennial Garden,” 3:15-4:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 4438 Western Ave. Speakers: Extension Master Gardeners Carolyn Kiser and Barbara Emery. Free and open to the public. Info: 329-8892.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, AUG. 27-29 The Picky Chick Fall Consignment Sale, Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Highway. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (half-off sale). Info: thepickychick.com.

FRIDAY, AUG. 28 “Men’s Health: Networking in the Community,” 12:30-2 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 640 Plaza, 4438 Western Ave. Info: 329-8892, TTY: 711.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, AUG. 28-29 Knoxville Jazz Festival, Bijou Theater, 803 S. Gay St. Featuring: Benny Golson, Manuel Rocheman, Keith L. Brown and more. Info/schedule: knoxjazzfest. org.

SATURDAY, AUG. 29 Downtown Dragon, Drum and Paddle Dragon Boat Race, 8 a.m., Volunteer Landing. Registration fee: $1,250 for corporate teams, $900 for nonprofit organization teams. Proceeds go to Tennessee Clean Water Network. Info: tcwn.org. Free concert by Oak Ridge Community Orchestra, 2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge, 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Donations appreciated. Info: OakRidgeCommunityOrchestra.com. Kitten and cat adoption fair, noon-6 p.m., West Town PetSmart adoption center, 214 Morrell Road. Info: feralfelinefriends.org. “Mindfulness and the Alexander Technique,” 11:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 313 N. Forest Park Blvd. Cost: $75. Preregistration with confirmation required. Info/registration: 387-7600; AlexanderTechniqueKnoxville.com.

SUNDAY, AUG. 30 Blues Challenge competition, 5 p.m., Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria, 128 W. Broadway Ave., Maryville. Winner advances to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January. Admission: $5 general; $3 for Blues Society members. Info: 288-0672. Deadline for volunteer applications to assist with the Tennessee Valley Fair to be held Sept. 11-20. Sign up: VolunteerKnoxville.org.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, AUG. 31-SEPT. 1 AARP Driver Safety class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Valley Grove Baptist Church, 9000 Sevierville Pike. Info/registration: Carolyn Rambo, 382-5822.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2 Tennessee Shines: The Lonetones with poet

Brian Griffin, 7 p.m., Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 101 S. Central St. Tickets: $10. Info/tickets: jigandreel.ticketleap.com or WDVX.com.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 3 Goodwill Vintage Fashion Show and Sale, 6 p.m., Hilton Downtown, 501 W. Church Ave. Tickets: $40; includes dinner, fashion show and entrance to the Vintage Boutique. Info: goodwillknoxville.org/vintage; 588-8567. Knoxville Writers’ Guild meeting, 7 p.m., Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Program: David Payne will read from his newly released memoir, “Barefoot to Avalon.” Open to the public. A $2 donation requested at the door. Info: KnoxvilleWritersGuild.org.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 4 Grand opening: Broadway Studios and Gallery, 5-9 p.m., 1127 N. Broadway. Featuring “Gaudy Gold Frame Show.” Info: BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com. Opening reception for Art Market Gallery’s Featured Artists, 5:30 p.m., Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St. September’s featured artists: painter Gary Dagnan of Knoxville and potter Larry Gabbard of Kingston. Exhibit on display Aug. 31 through Sept. 27. Info: 5255265; artmarketgallery.net; on Facebook. Opening reception for “Conversations: Portraits & Other Work” by Emily Taylor, 5-9 p.m., Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Exhibit displayed in the Balcony gallery Sept. 4-25. Info: 523-7543; theemporiumcenter. com. Opening reception for “Fine Arts Blount” exhibit, 5-9 p.m., Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Exhibit on display Sept. 4-25. Info: 523-7543; knoxalliance.com.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, SEPT. 4-5 Biodiversity Hike to Mount Le Conte. Cost: $275. Includes guided hike up Alum Cave Bluff Trail, picnic lunch, evening sunset program about the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) at Clifftops, handmade note cards from Discover Life in America (DLIA) and lodging with dinner and breakfast. Info/registration: Todd, todd@dlia.org or 430-4757.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 5 Financial Workshop: Understand Social Security and maximize its benefits, 10:30 a.m., Farragut Branch Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. Presented by Darrell Keathley from COFFE (Community Outreach for Financial Education). Registration required. Info/registration: 777-1750. Kitten and cat adoption fair, noon-6 p.m., West Town PetSmart adoption center, 214 Morrell Road. Info: feralfelinefriends.org. Opening reception for “The Love of Art” exhibit by members of the Tennessee Art Association, 5-8 p.m., Envision Art Gallery (Bearden Art District) 4050 Sutherland Ave. On display through Sept. 30. Info: kay@ kaylistart.com or 438-4154.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 6 Wears Valley UMC Old Harp Shape Note Singing, 2 p.m., 3110 Wears Valley Road in Wears Valley. All invited; tune books provided. Info: Bruce Wheeler, 428-2239.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9 Tennessee Shines: Handsome & the Humbles, 7 p.m., Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 101 S. Central St. Tickets: $10. Info/tickets: jigandreel.ticketleap.com or WDVX.com.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10 Knoxville Square Dance, 8 p.m., Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Live old-time music by the Hellgrammites; calling by Stan Sharp, Ruth Simmons and Leo Collins. Admission: $7, $5 for students and JCA members. Info: on Facebook.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 11 Country Dancing for Seniors, 6:30-10 p.m., RiverView Family Farm, 12130 Prater Lane. Lessons, 6:30-7. No alcohol, no smoking. Featuring: two step, swing, line, couples, disco, waltz, mixers and more. Info: 988-8043; 966-1120. “How To Use Facebook for Seniors,” 10 a.m.noon, Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Presented by Social Media 4 Seniors. Cost: $30. Info/registration: 218-3375; www.townoffarragut.org/ register; in person at Town Hall. Legacy Parks Foundation Luncheon, Holston River Farm at the head of the Tennessee River. Speaker: Cheryl Strayed, the New York Times bestselling author of “Wild.” Info/reservations: legacyparks.org or 5252585.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 Kitten and cat adoption fair, noon-6 p.m., West Town PetSmart adoption center, 214 Morrell Road. Info: feralfelinefriends.org. Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove: The Hitmen, 6-8 p.m., The Cove at Concord Park, 11808 S. Northshore Drive. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Info: 215-4579.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 13 Old Harp Singing and potluck, 5:30-8 p.m., Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Special guests for potluck: UT’s Music of Appalachia class taught by Sean McCollough. All invited; tune books provided. Info: Claudia Dean, 673-5822.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, SEPT. 14-15 “Samsung Galaxy Phone/Tablet Basics for Seniors,” 1-3 p.m., Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Presented by Social Media 4 Seniors. Cost: $45. Info/registration: 218-3375; www.townoffarragut. org/register; in person at Town Hall.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 15 Old College Monthly Harp Singing, 5 p.m., McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens. All invited; tune books provided. Info: Cora Sweatt, 423-745-0248. Sevier County Monthly Old Harp Singing, 7 p.m., Middle Creek UMC, 1828 Middle Creek Road, Pigeon Forge. All invited; tune books provided. Info: David Sarten, 428-0874.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16 “Pinterest/Instagram/Twitter for Seniors,” 1-3 p.m., Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Presented by Social Media 4 Seniors. Cost: $30. Info/registration: 218-3375; www.townoffarragut.org/ register; in person at Town Hall.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 17 Old Harp Singing, 6:30 p.m., 209 Indiana Ave., Maryville. All invited; tune books provided. Info: Tina Becker, 982-7777.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 18 Caleb Klauder Country Band, 8 p.m., Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Tickets: $16, some discounts available. Info/tickets: jubileearts.org.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 19 Kitten and cat adoption fair, noon-6 p.m., West Town PetSmart adoption center, 214 Morrell Road. Info: feralfelinefriends.org. Sevier Soirée, Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Highway. Tickets: $50; includes live music, dinner, silent auction. Info: 573-5508.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, SEPT. 19-20 Country Market, Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorn Grove Pike. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Arts, crafts, antiques, classic car cruise-in, Model T club, music and more. Admission: $5; 12 and under free. Info: ramseyhouse.org. John Sevier Days Living History Weekend, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Highway. Admission: $5 adult; $3 child; 6 and under free. Includes: demonstrations, food, music and more. Info: 573-5508; info@marblesprings.net; marblesprings.net.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, SEPT. 21-OCT. 2 Submissions accepted for jurying process at Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris. Must include completed forms, three samples of work and $25 jury fee. Info/forms: www.appalachianarts.net; 494-9854; 2716 Andersonville Highway in Norris.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, SEPT. 25-27 Art Fair KMA, Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive. Friday: A Vernissage/Opening Preview and Sale, 6-9 p.m. Tickets: $95, knoxart.org/ events/art-fair-kma.html. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.: artist booths featuring original art, art and craft activities for children, and photo booth. Free and open to the public. Info: knoxart.org; artfairkma@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 26 Financial Workshop: Retirement income planning, 10:30 a.m., Farragut Branch Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. Presented by Darrell Keathley from COFFE (Community Outreach for Financial Education). Registration required. Info/registration: 777-1750. Kitten and cat adoption fair, noon-6 p.m., West Town PetSmart adoption center, 214 Morrell Road. Info: feralfelinefriends.org. Tenarky District Rose Show, 12:45-4:30 p.m., Ellington Building on the UT Agricultural Campus, 2431 Joe Johnson Blvd. Free and open to the public. Info: tenarky.org.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, SEPT. 26-27 HoLa Festival, Market Square. Free and open to the public; free parking in the adjacent city parking lots. Info: 335-3358 or holafestival.org.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 27 Annual Headrick Chapel Singing and Dinner on the Grounds, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wears Valley Road in Sevier County. Info: David Sarten, 428-0874; Bruce Wheeler, 428-2239. “Squawk the Show” bird show, 3 and 6 p.m., Historic Grove Theater, 123 Randolph Road in Oak Ridge. Tickets: Knoxville Tickets outlets, 656-4444, knoxvilletickets.com.

SUNDAY-MONDAY, OCT. 11-12 “An Evening with Jo,” 7:30 p.m., Tellico Community Playhouse, 304 Lakeside Plaza in Loudon. Tickets: $15. Info: tellicocommunityplayhouse.org.

B-4 • AUGUST 26, 2015 • BEARDEN Shopper news

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Gamma Knife pinpoints cancers in the brain Part of couple’s ‘Grand Adventure’ Pam and Gene Hubbard of West Knoxville have lots of memories and laughter to share as they sit together in the park on a sunny day. Through the years, their love has deepened as they have shared many experiences, both good and bad. Among the more recent experiences is the journey through Pam’s cancer treatment. They have learned a lot about a rare kind of cancer and about the Gamma Knife, an incredible tool that detected and treated spots on Pam’s brain, without invasive surgery. The Hubbards share a love story that spans nearly ve decades. They started dating when he was 15, and she was 12. “If you can call it dating,” Pam jokes. “We skated together at the skating rink.” They grew up together in Oak Ridge and soon became an inseparable pair, falling deeply in love. Several years later, as Gene was preparing to go overseas with the U.S. Navy, he found out that his pay and benets would increase if he were married. Pam was 17 and still in high school. “But my parents loved him,” Pam says, laughing. “They always said they liked him better than they liked me.” So with the blessing of her mother and father, young Pam became a bride the summer before she started her senior year in 1969. Pam gave birth to their rst son 19 months later, while Gene was with the Seabees in Vietnam. Today they have two sons, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Gene describes their years together as something akin to Bilbo Baggins’ Grand Adventure. “We’ve not only wound up on the wrong roads,” says Gene. “We’ve wound up in the wrong states.” That adventure took a sharp turn down a rocky path in 2011, when Pam stepped out of the shower one day and noticed an unusual pink ring on her left breast. She was mildly concerned, and asked Gene’s opinion about it. He wisely told her to go see the doctor. The following Tuesday, Pam sat in the ofce of her OB/GYN, and heard the doctor say that he’d never seen anything like it, but that it reminded him of something he’d learned about in medical school. He snapped a picture to show the other doctors in the practice. Only one of them had seen the marking before, but none of them had ever treated it. The mystery mark turned out to be the result of inammatory breast cancer. It is rare, aggressive, and often misdiagnosed as a rash or infection. When Pam and Gene received the news, she says she felt a touch from heaven, and knew God was in control of the situation. At home a little later, Gene wanted to wrap his arms around his wife in a reassuring hug, but she wasn’t ready. She needed some time to process what was happening. “About 15 minutes later, I was

cedure typically is performed in a single outpatient treatment session with considerably reduced treatment times and minimized surgical complications. “Mrs. Hubbard initially had two metastatic tumors in her brain, and operating in two different areas of the brain would have been very detrimental,” says neurosurgeon Steven Sanders. “The surgical side effects likely would have precluded any benet from an open surgical procedure.” Sanders says the only other option besides traditional surgery would have been whole brain radiation and extensive chemotherapy, which he says would have been less effective. “And the outcome potentially could have been dramatically worse,” he says. “They explained very well to us the advantages of the Gamma Knife Pam and Gene Hubbard celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary in August, and how long it’s been around,” following Pam’s successful cancer treatments through the Fort Sanders Region- Gene says. He hadn’t known that al Gamma Knife Center at Thompson Cancer Survival Center. “She’s handled it gamma radiation has been in use well,” Gene Hubbard says of his wife’s cancer journey. “And from her strength, I for more than half a century. “I was draw strength, too.” amazed.” After going over all the options, ne,” Pam says. “I’ve been ne ever the Fort Sanders Regional Gamma the Hubbards were told that the Knife Center at Thompson Cancer Gamma Knife was recommended since.” For the past few years, the Hub- Survival Center. for Pam’s case. Gene and Pam say The Gamma Knife uses advanced they felt well informed and very bards’ “grand adventure” has primarily focused on ghting the can- diagnostic imaging and three-di- well prepared. cer that metastasized and spread mensional treatment planning softGene was also impressed and into Pam’s lungs, lymph nodes, and ware to deliver 192 nely-focused comforted by the way he and Pam adrenal glands. From there, the beams of gamma radiation to small were both treated on the day of the targets inside the brain. The beams rst procedure. “Everybody was cancer spread to her brain. Surgery and traditional chemo- converge at a point to treat the af- just tremendous,” he says. “They therapy treatments have taken their fected tissue, while minimizing the told us what sedative they’d be givtoll but have worked well in treat- damage of healthy brain tissue. ing her, they explained the proceing the cancer. For the spots on her Gamma Knife gives neurosur- dure again, and they even made brain, Hubbard needed something geons the capability to treat dozens sure I knew when they put the cofelse. Her doctors recommended of tumors intracranially. The pro- fee on.”

While Pam was undergoing the procedure, Gene received updates, letting him know what phase Pam was in and how things were going. “They seemed to be concerned about me as well as her,” Gene says. Pam underwent the Gamma Knife two separate times. The rst time, the MRI that was part of the Gamma Knife process picked up on three additional spots – a total of ve. The second time, 12 spots were treated. Follow-up MRIs after both procedures showed that the Gamma Knife worked, and the tumors that had been on her brain were no longer a threat. “I’m very grateful,” Pam says seriously. Pam and Gene are grateful, not just for the technology, but for the personal care Pam received every step of the way. “They seem to really care about your best interest,” Gene says. “They care about your whole background, and they’re focused on the whole person, from the nurses to the people at the counter.” Pam doesn’t want to be called a cancer survivor, because there’s no permanent cure for metastatic breast cancer. Gene balks at that, making the point that his wife has to be some sort of survivor, because she’s already survived three years since her diagnosis. As they enjoy their banter at the park, they give credit where they believe credit is due. They know Pam might not be here today had it not been for excellent doctors, a positive attitude, modern medicine, Gamma Knife, and God’s intervention. “I didn’t know if I was going to live,” Pam says, “but I was comfortable that whatever happened was God’s doing.” “God has a plan, and the plan is working,” Gene says in agreement, giving his wife a knowing look. “She’s still here.”

Brain surgery without the ‘surgery’ The Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion machine has treated nearly 400 patients since coming to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in 2011. And both physicians and patients are delighted with the results. “I continue to be amazed by the tumor reduction we receive using Gamma Knife Dr. Hauge technology,” says Dr. David H. Hauge, Medical Director of the Fort Sanders Gamma Knife Center. Using the Gamma Knife radiosurgery system requires a team effort. “We have both neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists together in the pretreatment evaluation, as well as the actual procedure. Spe-

cially-trained radiation physicists and nurses also help ensure a safe and pleasant experience for the patient,” explains Hauge. Despite its name, the Gamma Knife is not really a “knife.” There’s no cutting, no anesthesia and no hospitalization afterward. Radiation energy is targeted through the skull and into brain tumors, destroying them while leaving healthy tissue unharmed in the process. Treatments can last less than two hours, and patients go home the same day. Gamma Knife can also be used to treat a number of other brain disorders, like noncancerous tumors of the pituitary gland, tumors of the ear or eye nerves, or malformations of the blood vessels in the brain. Fort Sanders is an “open” center, meaning Gamma Knife cre-

dentialed and trained physicians in the area are welcome to use the technology. Five neurosurgeons and ve radiation oncologists from Knoxville area hospitals participate regularly at the Fort Sanders Gamma Knife Center. The biggest benet of the Gamma Knife is its ability to treat multiple tumors at once, up to 15 or more. The Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion is designed to allow treatment of multiple metastatic brain tumors developed from primary cancers outside the brain such as lung, breast, ovarian, colorectal, kidney and melanoma. The Gamma Knife is much safer than other radiosurgical tools for brain tumors because it does not expose the rest of the brain or body to radiation. “We can deliver the treatment with pinpoint precision,” explains Fort Sanders

neurosurgeon, Dr. Joel Norman. “When you’re delivering radiation to the brain, particularly around the brain stem or optic nerves that control eyesight, precision is everything.” Dr. Hauge agrees. “In a recent study, Gamma Knife was shown to deliver far less radiation to the rest of the body outside the brain than any other currently available cranial radiosurgical technology.” However, while the Gamma Knife is one-of-a-kind in the area, it is not a cure for everything. Some tumors of the brain will still need traditional surgery. “Gamma Knife adds another treatment option for patients with brain cancers or other noncancerous abnormalities in the brain,” says Dr. Norman. For more information about the Fort Sanders Gamma Knife Center, call 865-541-4000.

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