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Everybody knows Bill Snyder as the man who plays the organ at the Tennessee Theatre. But some folks might not remember that Dr. Snyder had a 40-year career at UT before he retired in 2004.

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Central Baptist hosts Wellness Week Central Baptist Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, is hosting events this week that emphasize physical and spiritual health. Bill Blevins, professor of counseling and director of the William Blevins Institute for Spirituality and Mental Health at Carson-Newman College, will present “Faith and Resilience” from 5:456:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Fellowship Hall. Lifeline Screening will be available in the Family Activity Center by appointment on Thursday, Oct. 25. Info: 1-888-653-6441. A Community Wellness Celebration will be held 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Family Activity Center. Open to the public, the event will feature more than 25 booths, exhibits and classes. Activities for children and child care for 2nd-graders and younger will be available. Adults are encouraged to bring a list of current prescriptions, overthe-counter medications and supplements for review by a student pharmacist.

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October 22, 2012

Hooked on classics By Wendy Smith

Those who pass Athanassios Vergados on the sidewalk at UT could easily mistake him for a student. But the youthful demeanor of this assistant professor of classics belies his curriculum vitae, which includes a Ph.D. in classics, post-doctoral research at the University of Heidelberg, a book (due to be published soon) on the Homeric Hymn to Hermes, as well as a long list of lectures, papers and academic honors. He is also fluent in seven languages: Greek, German, Italian, English, Latin, Russian and the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit. His language training began when he was growing up in Greece. His elementary education was in German and Greek, and in middle and high school, he was taught exclusively in German, except for Greek language classes. Vergados is also fluent in another language – music. He began playing the violin at age 4, and received a music degree from an Athens conservatory as a teenager.

Music, like language, is easiest to learn at a young age, he says. “Children pick up languages so easily. If you start at four or five, you never forget.” Vergados’ love of languages and literature led him to a study of classics. The rest of his family is made up of lawyers, he says. He is, at heart, a researcher. But he values teaching just as he values those who taught him. He’s gotten ideas for research projects while teaching, and created new classes with the resulting research. He’s also taught students how to write by showing them drafts of his own papers. One Hardin Valley resident has brushed up on her Greek by attending Vergados’ class. Stephanie Briggs struggled when she took ancient Greek last year. While most students have some background in Latin before they take Greek, she didn’t. Her grasp of the language has expanded since Vergados let her observe his classes this fall. “He just lays it out so

Athanassios Vergados stands in front of UT’s statue of Europa on the Bull. The new assistant professor in the classics department has extensive experience with ancient and modern languages. Photo by Wendy Smith

you can see the logic. He’s very patient, and goes over and over each step.” She chose to study Greek because of her interest in archaeology. UT’s classical archaeology program has a hefty language requirement,

which initially intimidated her. Now she’s considering other language classes. Several courses in the classics department appeal to the general population of students. One of those is Greek civili-

zation, which Vergados will teach in the spring. It helps that the texts studied in the class are in English, he says. Mythology classes are also popular. He hopes such classes will To page A-3

Clubhouse puts city on ‘tennis map’ The city of Knoxville and the Greater Knoxville Tennis Association will hold a ribbon-cutting at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, for the new West Hills Tennis Center clubhouse in West Hills Park. Located at 410 N. Winston Road, the 1,400-square-foot building will house tennis programming, concessions, and long-requested public restrooms that include showers to accompany the park’s 11 tennis courts. “Besides its benefits to local ten-

nis enthusiasts, this new facility is going to help us attract large tournaments to Knoxville, translating to significant tourism dollars for our area,” said Mayor Madeline Rogero. “Between this new tennis center and the Tyson Family Tennis Center, we’re putting Knoxville on the tennis map.” The city contributed more than $200,000 toward the clubhouse, while the Tennis Association raised $150,000. The building

serves as Phase II of a long-term West Hills Tennis Center project. Phase I, the renovation of the upper eight tennis courts, opened in November 2008. Phase III will increase the lower tennis court count from three to eight. The city has repainted the lower three courts for current use. Between the first two phases, the West Hills Community Association gave $14,500 toward the GKTA-raised funds.

“We really owe the credit for this project’s momentum to the GKTA,” said Joe Walsh, city parks and recreation director. GKTA has already raised money for an observation tower for the tennis courts, which is slated for construction next spring. Designed by Johnson Architecture, Inc., the new tennis clubhouse has both energy- and maintenancesaving features. Construction was administered by Venture Builders LLC.

Cas II honors old coonhunter Big Jim sings duet By Betty Bean Cas Walker Farm and Home Hour veterans David West and Russ Jeffers were swapping stories before the East Tennessee Historical Association’s BBQ, Blue Jeans and Cas II dinner. West told about the time Cas loaded him, Red Rector, Fred Smith and a dobro player in the Opel station wagon he used to haul his hunting dogs and drove them up to Kentucky. The musicians had a gig. Cas was going to see a man

piling up and letting him burrow down into them. Then he told everybody to get out of the car and he’d be back later. “He dumped me and Fred and Red and the dobro player off on a corner in the dark to wait for him. After awhile, Fred said to me, ‘David, if it gets too cold, we can just throw another dog on the pile.’ ” Con Hunley and David Earle West get ready to go on stage. Jeffers, who did the show Photo by Betty Bean in the mid-60s, shortly after about a dog. much – they’d saved him Dolly Parton departed for On the way, he explained from freezing to death one Nashville, thinks that giving why he loved his hounds so cold night in the woods by Dolly her start and recogniz-

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Everybody knows Bill Snyder as the man who plays the organ at the Tennessee Theater. But some folks might not remember that Dr. Snyder had a 40-year career at UT before he retired in 2004. He taught engineering, and eventually became department head, then dean of the College of Engineering, then UT chancellor, before going back to teaching. Education may have been his vocation, but music is his avocation, he says. He took piano lessons as a child, but liked the sound of the little pump organ at his church. He began playing that organ at age 14. He’s been performing on the Mighty Wurlitzer at the Tennessee Theatre since 1979, and Mighty Musical Mondays, held at noon on the first Monday of every month, are a regular gig. Rising to the stage at the organ has never gotten old, he says. “It’s a thrill every time. It’s the best ride in town.” But he’s willing to share. His assistant, Freddie Brabson, also plays the Mighty Wurlitzer. Snyder calls him “the heir apparent.” The Central High School and UT graduate turned 81 last week. That didn’t stop him from performing as the transvestite “Williamina” during last weekend’s showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie? From “Gone With The Wind”: “Frankly my Dear, I don’t give a damn!” It can be applied to many situations!

What are you guilty of?

nessee Theatre, (2) finding five persons in the military, either retired or on active duty , to ride the organ lift at the Tennessee Theatre on Nov. 5 for a Salute to Veterans at the Mighty Musical Monday program, (3) pay off and demolish one of my credit cards.

What is one word others often use to describe you and why? “He is cool,” because I think that being cool is cool!

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Lose five pounds.

Although I don’t own it, my favorite material object is the Wurlitzer organ at the Tennessee Theatre.

What are you reading currently? A satirical novel about a large research university called “The Land Grant” by Brian Edwards, a chemical engineering professor at UT.

What was your most embarrassing moment? Getting out of my truck to help a lady who couldn’t get the ticket dispenser to work at the State Street garage and locking my truck with the engine running.

What are the top three things on your bucket list? (1) Write three proposals seeking funding for the Ten-

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you? “Be careful driving!” when I was a teenage driver.

What is your social media of choice? Outlook.

What is the worst job you have ever had? Cleaning the manure out of cow stables with a shovel and wheelbarrow.

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon and why? We did not have television when I was a kid.

What is your passion? Organ music.

Spending too much time at the computer.

What is your favorite material possession?

I am not materialistic, so I can’t remember.

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? Rachel Maddow (of the “Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC).

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life? Albert Schweitzer (whom I have never met, of course) because of his great humanitarian and intellectual characteristics.

I still can’t quite get the hang of … Playing an exciting and difficult organ arrangement I have of “Give My Regards to Broadway.”

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What irritates you? Self-centered people.

What’s one place in Bearden/downtown that everyone should visit? Bonefish Grill in Bearden and Crown and Goose downtown.

What is your greatest fear? Forgetting an important appointment.

If you could do one impulsive thing, what would it be? Play “Rocky Top” for the postlude at the church where I am organist. – W. Smith It can be your neighbor, club leader, bridge partner, boss, father, teacher – anyone you think would be interesting to Bearden Shopper-News readers. Email suggestions to Wendy Smith, Include contact info if you can.

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Is Knoxville an ‘Emerald City?’ chose to embrace solar power. It also exiled cars to the outskirts of town, so citizens had to rely on bicycles or public trams. Energy-efficient construction became the norm. This made Fitzgerald wonder if U.S. cities could create enough demand for sustainability that new jobs in such fields as renewable energy, construcWendy tion and recycling were Smith created. According to her book, a few “Emerald Cities� are making strides. Rogero said Knoxville The author had an “aha� has many of the characmoment when she visited teristics of such a city. Freiberg, Germany. In the Sustainable development, 1970s, the city fought off a the planting of trees, the nuclear power plant slated addition of sidewalks and to be built nearby. Facing the preservation of urban a power shortage, the city wilderness are all aspects

Mayor Madeline Rogero led her second Knox County Public Library Brown Bag Green Book discussion last week with a summary of Joan Fitzgerald’s “Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development.�

of green cities, as is the proposed dev e l o pm e nt of the Fulton Bellows brownfield. One of the conRogero cerns expressed by Fitzgerald, and echoed by Rogero, is the American aversion to comprehensive planning. After the summary, Rogero said it would take community and political will to make Knoxville a more sustainable city. “I feel like there’s a momentum here. But some think sustainability is a dirty word. Well, we’re not backing off.�

Don’t skip the end of the ballot City and county officials attended last week’s West Hills Community Association meeting to explain proposed charter amendments that will appear on the November ballot. Council member Finbarr Saunders encouraged voters to look for the city’s only proposed change, which would close out the current pension plan and start a new one. County commissioner Jeff Ownby discussed the county’s seven proposed amendments. The most pressing is the first, he said, which would allow changes to the Uniformed Officers Pension Plan. The current plan is not sustainable, he said. Other proposed amendments are primarily “housekeeping� changes that will clarify vague wording.

Hooked on classics inspire students to sign up for language classes. While he’s only been in Knoxville for two months, Vergados has found a collection of musicians with whom to practice and spend time exploring his new home – on foot. He lives within walking distance of campus and downtown. He doesn’t mind the extra time outdoors.

From page A-1 sky, UT Classics, will present “Sensing the Sacred: Ritual and Experience in the Classical Greek Sanctuary� in the McClung Museum Auditorium. At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, Kristen Seaman will present “Cultural Interaction (and Reaction) in the Courtly Art of the Hellenistic World� in the McClung Museum Auditorium.

“It’s green,� he says.

Free lectures The East Tennessee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and McClung Museum are hosting a free lecture series, and the public is invited to these upcoming classical presentations. At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, Theodora Kopeston-

Cas II honors old coonhunter move on with my life.’ Dolly was smart and tough when she had to be and she showed that women could do a lot more than sign a contract and sing backup. If I have a hero, it’s Dolly Parton. The biggest thing about her is her heart.� West, a master banjo player whose Clinton Highway music store and dance hall Ciderville have become the unofficial Cas Walker museum, wasn’t a bit surprised at the big crowd gathered for the Blue Jeans and Cas II dinner. He says interest in the old coonhunter has never waned in the 14 years since his death. “We sell Cas Walker merchandise every day – six or eight different T-shirts, fly swats, caps, Superderm Salve, all his books. We keep it going.� Right after West excused himself to do a sound check with featured entertainer Con Hunley, Jim Haslam came over to chat. When he heard Jeffers was a Farm and Home Hour alum he threw his arm around him and started singing:

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“Pick up the morning paper when it hits the street‌â€? They finished up the duet, and Haslam, who probably was “ferâ€? most everything Cas was “agin,â€? politically speaking (the City-County Building, the World’s Fair, any talk of a convention center) reminisced about his old nemesis: “Cas was OK,â€? Haslam said. “He’s part of Knoxville’s heritage with his radio and television shows ‌ But we were on different sides, let’s put it that way. Cas didn’t like change, so we were on opposite sides most of the time.â€? West started the show by pointing out some Cas Walker memorabilia – the coonhunter backdrop from the TV show, the life-sized cutout of Dolly next to a dummy decked out in one of Walker’s suits sitting in Cas’s favorite chair with a stuffed raccoon between them. Con Hunley then sang three songs and owned the room. West and the Cider Mountain Boys came on

next, then comedian Jerry “Chicken Man� Isaacs and finally Claudia Coffey Tillman, a gospel singer with a set of pipes Kate Smith would have envied. Billy Kennedy was sitting in the audience taking it all in. He had to fly home to Belfast the next morning, but he Billy Kennedy was enjoying himself immensely that night. Kennedy has been a reporter at the Belfast News Letter, the oldest continuously published newspaper in the world, for 40 years. He is also the author of nine books about the Scots Irish settlers of southern Appalachia, and has made many friends during his visits to Tennessee. When asked if he hears familiar strains in the music of East Tennessee, he smiled. “Absolutely. That’s what has drawn me here time and time again.�

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government Jobs, schools and guns State House District 13 candidate Gloria Johnson took Tuesday night off to allow county Democratic Party chair Gloria Johnson to go to a debate-watching party and sample some fried cornbread. She was happy with both. She was pleased that her guy showed up this time – but what the heck is fried cornbread? “Kind of like a cornbread version of a funnel cake,” she said of the Big Fatty’s signature dish. “Incredible.” Johnson, a special education teacher at Richard Yoakley School, spends her free time campaigning. Most weeknights find her working with a crew of volunteer phone bankers; on Saturdays she’s knocking on doors. What do her students think about their teacher running for office? “We don’t really talk about it at school, so they didn’t think much about it until they saw my signs,”

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she said. (Johnson is 6-3 and her sky blue and white yard signs feature the silhouette of a tall woman surrounded by children above the slogan “Standing Tall for Tennessee.”) Not surprisingly, education issues are a top priority. And in her view, education is inextricably linked to employment. “A highly-educated workforce is key to a healthy economy,” she said. “Tennessee has been providing a great education on a minimal budget. It’s time to push forward. We have to do better in preparing students to be competitive, not just here, but with the whole world.” Johnson is deeply concerned about the General Assembly’s recent education initiatives, and she’s no fan of the Tennessee Virtual Academy, the cyber-school administered by Union County using curriculum and teachers provided by K12 Inc, a Virginia forprofit corporation founded by junk bond felon Michael Milken. The Republicandominated General Assembly approved TNVA in 2011 on a nearly straight party line vote, and its first year test scores were in the state’s bottom 17 percentile. “The virtual academy is a mess,” she said, “Knox County’s graduation rate is Gloria Johnson watches the about 80 percent. K12 Inc’s presidential debate at Big graduation rate is 49 perFatty’s. Photo by B. Bean cent. That’s not where we need to go. There’s zero accountability. How do I know mom’s not doing the work?” The 13th District seat being vacated by Harry ■ Mitt Romney mentioned Tindell used to be slightly “binders full of women,” and immediately on Facebook more Democratic, but was came a cartoon with Barack redrawn last year to give Obama holding his head in Republicans the advantage. his hands while Bill Clinton, Even so, Johnson has had grinning ear-to-ear, says, “Did considerable success in funsomeone say binders full of draising and endorsementwomen?” getting by talking about ■ Mike Hammond wants “big” issues. But she doesn’t public parking at the Cityshy away from the other County Building. “We open it stuff, either – like guns. for Boomsday and UT football “I have a .38 special right games; we need to revisit beside my bed,” she said. this,” he said. “I’m not going to take your ■ Sam McKenzie disagreed. guns away. I took the course “We built it wrong, pre-9/11. to get my permit and scored The deck (opened evenings) 100 percent – beat the guys. is not under the building. But if you’re going to talk It’s not wise to re-open the to a teacher who had two garage.” friends shot by a guy who ■ Chris Caldwell, finance had his gun out in the parkdirector, estimated a cost of ing lot, no. I won’t support $500,000 to scan cars if the that. garage were re-opened for “But my opinion’s not public use. Meanwhile, Amy Broyles and Mike Brown want going to prevail in a Ron to give employees a bigger Ramsey Senate, so can we break to park there. please talk about jobs and – S. Clark education?”



Republican headquarters a’buzz If you’ve ever watched a beehive, you have a pretty good idea what Knox County Republican headquarters was like the evening of the GOP’s debate watch party last week. The life-size cardboard cutout of Mitt Romney in the lobby was about the only thing that wasn’t in perpetual motion. And even it had lots of company as the party faithful crowded around to have their picture taken with the likeness of their favorite candidate. Volunteers – many of them UT students – were working phone banks for local candidates. Others were working the phones for the Romney campaign, making calls to Virginia and other nearby states considered still in play at this time. Standing by to answer questions and greet visitors were former vice mayor Joe Bailey, who is co-chair of Romney’s campaign in Tennessee; Alexander Waters, Knox County Romney chair; and Ruthie Kuhlman, who has thrown her hat in the ring for county GOP chair when Ray Hal Jenkins’ term expires next year. All of the phone activity stopped promptly at 8 p.m., and then folks hit the buffet line to chow down on goodies brought in by well-wishers as well as sandwiches, potato salad and brownies donated by David Kiger of The Orangery, just across the street from headquarters. Anne Marie DeMoes was in charge of debate night set-up, working with Edie Clemons, Suzanne Dewar, and the ever-capable Manuela Ptacek, who made sure

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everyone signed in and registered for the door prize. The crowd included lots of folks you would expect to see at such a gathering and some newcomers, like Terry Adkins, a Powell native and local attorney who said this is his first involvement with a campaign. He was making telephone calls into Virginia and said, “One fellow I talked with said he was undecided. He had so many questions he kept me on the phone for half an hour.” At 9 o’clock, the group filled every seat in the house to watch the debate – and to do what most folks do: talk back to the TV. One wag, obviously irritated at some of the president’s responses, commented, “Now I understand why Elvis shot up so many TV sets.” ■

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Lunch with the mayor Mayor Rogero is working hard to persuade city voters to support the city charter amendment on pensions. It is the last item on the ballot after the county charter amendments. City Council approved it by a vote of 7-2 with Marshall Stair and Duane Grieve voting against. While Stair voted against it, he is not working to defeat it Nov. 6. Rogero has appeared on various talk shows and before civic groups. She is lobbying citizens including this writer to support it. The proposal is designed to reduce surging costs in the current pension plan. Rogero inherited this issue and now has to lead the effort to place pensions on sounder financial footing. The major criticism of the plan is that it does not go far enough to reduce costs for current employees but only impacts employees

Gary Loe, standing at left, candidate for the state House from the 13th District, and attorney Terry Adkins work with volunteers from the UT College Republicans staffing a phone bank at GOP headquarters last week. Seated are Rachel Cross, Ashton Proctor, Dara Smith and Bethany Vanhooser. Photo by A.

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who go to work for the city after Jan. 1, 2013. For new city employees, it clearly cuts costs substantially. However, the benefit of that will not be felt for 15 to 20 years when new employees who worked at least 10 years start to retire at age 63. By increasing the vesting period from 5 to 10 years, it guarantees that future mayors and their political appointees will likely not be eligible for a city pension since mayors can serve only 8 years under term limits. While it is a valid comment that costs for current city employees need to be reduced (and the plan does not do that), the defeat of

this proposal would leave the city with no plan to curtail any costs – present or future – a huge financial burden for city taxpayers. Voters should vote “yes” on the city charter amendment and hope the mayor and council face the question of current employees in the next several years. A few weeks ago at Ijams Symphony in the Park, I purchased a donated lunch with the mayor at the silent auction and next Monday, Oct. 29, Joan and I will be lunching with Mayor Rogero at Ijams Nature Center. Ijams did especially well on this item as Stephanie Wallace, wife of council member George Wallace, was also bidding on the lunch which caused the final price to escalate. But all to a good cause which is Ijams. The truth is that both of us could probably invite the mayor to lunch and she would happily come. ■ Judge Wheeler Rosenbalm’s retirement

Krouse will be responsible for managing the city’s forestry program, including care of trees on city property and planning for future tree planting. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. His wife, Beth, has a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from UT-Knoxville. Rogero expects to plant more than 500 trees in the city this year.

as Circuit Court Judge on Jan. 1, 2013, will trigger a wave of applications to the Court Nominating Commission which must submit three names from which Gov. Bill Haslam will appoint. The appointee will serve until Sept. 1, 2014, and Knox County voters will choose the new circuit judge in August 2014 for an 8-year term. ■ Kristi Davis and Ray H. Jenkins are both mentioned as possible applicants. Jenkins is Knox County GOP chair and would resign as chair once his application was submitted. Phyllis Severance, current GOP vice chair, would become chair until a new chair is chosen in early 2013. Davis is an attorney with Hodges Doughty and Carson law firm in Knoxville. Other applicants will surface in the next few weeks. ■ More on the Gloria Johnson-Gary Loe race next week. It is close and down to the wire.


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nder the general heading of how long should it take to restore a hobbling football program, otherwise logical people keep trying to compare Derek Dooley and Steve Spurrier. I understand that with a twist or two, numbers can be used to prove almost anything, but Tennessee and South Carolina are farther apart than the proverbial apples and oranges. Consider expectations: Before Spurrier, Lou Holtz gave the Gamecocks hope but little else. In all of history, USC had finished in the AP top 25 only five times. Only twice had it gone bowling in consecutive years. Tennessee, measured in total victories, is one of the top 10 programs of all time. In Big Orange Country, good has never been good enough. Recruiting? South Carolina has geographical advantages. It also has Clemson competing for in-state talent. The first reaction to this current UT dilemma is to blame Dooley for dragging his feet. Spurrier wrested the Gamecocks away from the taxidermist and immediately transformed them into wonderful winners. Well, not exactly. Holtz had a couple of good foundation years and leveled off. Spurrier went 7-5, 8-5, 6-6, 7-6 and 7-6 before this upswing. Tennessee defeated South Carolina as recently as 2009. Over five seasons, Spurrier was 1822 against the SEC. To Spurrier’s credit, he has not fathered anything as ugly as Dooley 2011 but Steviewonder never had to face a Kentucky wide receiver playing quarterback in the season finale – fueled with the motivation of ending a quartercentury of frustration. The Spurrier challenge (after cashing his final NFL check) was simple compared to the Dooley project. South Carolina was delighted to have a famous coach, even one inclined toward golf and boogie-boarding. Spurrier came with football credibility, Heisman Trophy as a player, national championship and a bunch of other medals and ribbons as a coach. What a show when he threw his visor and went scowling and stomping along the sideline. It was much better than orange pants. From the start, Derek Dooley was a question

It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in regard to the things that have now been announced to you through those who brought you good news by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look! (I Peter 1:12 NRSV) Day breaks and the boy wakes up And the dog barks and the birds sing And the sap rises and the angels sigh. (“Copperline,� James Taylor)

In this Oct. 8, 2011, file photo, South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier yells onto the field during the third quarter in a game against Kentucky at Williams Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C. The Ol’ Ball Coach and his Gamecocks will host the Volunteers Saturday at noon. AP Photo/Rich Glickstein mark. The emergency replacement for the migratory Lane Kiffin didn’t have much on his resumÊ. He schooled under the great Nick Saban but he did not win at Louisiana Tech. He did have a famous name and a law degree. That he was available on short notice was of greater significance. Tennessee fans wondered aloud why athletic director Mike Hamilton couldn’t do better – maybe somebody like Jon Gruden or Vince Lombardi. It now appears Tennessee needed miraculous assistance. Fans were slow to realize roster shortages. Only

a few got really excited about minimum progress. Massive turnover of assistant coaches, good or bad, was confusing. Recruiting appeared encouraging until compared with the big boys in the SEC. Now we know catching up, at the rate we are going, is a slow process. Comparing Dooley and Spurrier is unfair. Tasks and conditions are not equal. They climb different mountains. South Carolina patience has been rewarded. There is no way to tell if time is all Dooley needs. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is westwest6@netzero. com.


n a recent Friday I drove over the mountains into North Carolina to visit my daughter Eden. It was a beautiful October day, blue skies, crisp air, an occasional tree beginning to show color. I drove back home on Sunday afternoon and noticed still more vibrant color. The hills were wearing plaid by then: gold and russet and green woven together like some autumnal tartan. The slanting sun threw shadows across the ridges and my heart ached just a little. I love fall, even with its twinge of sadness. My mind tells me it is just one arc of an enormous circle, but my soul knows it is the beginning of an end. The year is dying. Even the foods of autumn are different. The fall vegetables are sturdi-

er, plainer: parsnips, carrots, yams. A mug of Earl Grey tea hits the spot on an October afternoon and a slab of rye bread, spread thick with butter, is the perfect accompaniment. I haul out the cookbooks, looking for stew recipes and casseroles and something fabulous to do with apples. Sweaters and thick socks and knitted scarves come out of the closets and I try to find just the right setting on the thermostat to keep me comfortable and my checkbook in the black. It is a time for reading. As the days grow shorter, I keep at least one book going, sometimes two: a novel and a “how-to.� It is a time for writing. I buy elegant stationery, writing long, chatty, newsy let-

ters to my friends far away; at least they are written in my head. Actually getting them onto the stationery is more problematic. I study the woodpile and calculate when I should build the first fire, knowing even as I stand looking at the logs that I will wait until one of my girls is home to enjoy the fire with me. And I remember. I remember deaths: my father, a beloved uncle, a marriage. I remember harvest moons, apples baked on sticks over a fire and hiking in the Delaware Water Gap. I remember camping trips and football games and Halloween parties. And one last, precious October memory. I remember the night during a revival in a small country church, when I gave my life to the Lord. On the way home that night – just Daddy and me – I saw a smudge of light in the sky and asked him what it was. “It looks like a comet, honey,� he answered. And it was, the first one I had ever seen. A sign, a blessing, a “You go, girl!� And I’m pretty sure the angels sighed.

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Watching the water rise MALCOLM’S CORNER | Malcolm Shell Of all the events that have impacted the Village of Concord – marble quarry closings, World War II, the decline of the railroad – the construction of Fort Loudoun Dam, which formed Fort Loudoun Lake, ranks very high on the list. Although the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) had given subtle hints that the impact on Concord might be significant, I don’t think many residents realized that it would result in the inundation of about one-third of the village. In 1942, the number 877 became significant because residents of all the property located

below that line on a contour map were forced to move. This included some 42 homes and the Southern Railway Depot on the south side of the present-day railroad tracks. Our home was on the south side of the tracks and I guess I could say literally that I grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. My family was fortunate to find a property for sale near the top of the hill just above Concord Presbyterian Church. I am not sure of the compensation amount given by TVA, but considering the fact that existing properties were very limited, I am sure they paid top

dollar for our new home. At least one family disassembled their home plank by plank and put it back together on another lot, but most families just moved their personal belongings and let TVA take care of razing the house. This was an emotional time for village residents who felt their homes had been “taken.” And there was considerable stress in trying to find another place to live. Years later, it was not uncommon to see former residents standing on the railroad tracks, trying to envision where their home had been. Our home was located near the tracks, and when the lake is down in the winter, you can see the outline of foundations. Although I was very young, I can remember standing on the tracks with my parents and watching the water slowly rise over our foundation. Although TVA removed most of the small brush, the larger trees were simply cut and tied down. Over the years these became good

fishing spots. To that extent, the older residents had a decided advantage in knowing where to catch the big game fish like largemouth bass. The lake did, however, provide a great playground, particularly for those who liked speed boats, as they were called, and those who enjoyed water skiing. But I am not aware of any local residents who owned this type of craft. Most were small fishing boats, or John Boats, with small outboard motors. Many of the locals built their boats in their backyards or garages and we undertook such a venture. With the aid of my brotherin-law Alvin Smith, we built a nice fishing boat in our garage. We did it during the winter months, and I remember I could hardly wait until spring when we intended to launch it. When the time came, we loaded it on a flatbed trailer, moved it to the lake and gradually pushed it into the water. It had hardly cleared the bank when it sank in

about 2 feet of water. I couldn’t believe all the work that went into the project just to have it stay afloat about two minutes. However, my dad had forgoten to tell me that was the plan. You could not fit the decking close together because the water would cause the wood to swell and pop off the planks. So, after the boat had been sunk about a week, we pulled it out and caulked the joints and it floated. There are not many villagers left who remember the water rising over the foundations of their homes. And time has served its purpose in removing most of those unpleasant memories. Several years ago, an Elia Kazan-directed movie titled “Wild River,” starring Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick and Jo Van Fleet, told the story of a family who were forced to move from their farm to make way for a new lake. And I guess the drama depicted in that film would have seemed familiar to many of the residents of Concord Village in 1942.

Looming in the future By Cindy Taylor Deep in the wilds of the West Virginia woods and a whole lifestyle away lies the Canaan (pronounced Kanain) Valley. If you travel far enough into the valley you can find a gold mine. Not in the literal sense; but to those who stumble across Ben’s Old Loom Barn there is a true sense of discovery. Unfamiliar words are tossed about by those who work there, such as weft, warp, raddle and shuttle. These are terms used in the art of weaving. Phyllis Helmick and April Welsh are two of the talented folks who work the business located in Davis, W.Va. They are busy setting up one of April’s designs on a loom that sits next to one dating back to the Civil War. “We use a lot of cotton and wool,” says Helmick. “Alpaca is a favorite but very

few people few peo pe ople want to pay the price for it.” Dorothy Mayor Thompson, the founder of the business and wife to the barn’s namesake, began teaching weaving in a one-room schoolhouse. The school’s original alphabet now hangs in the barn. The old Civil War loom, built by Dorothy’s father, holds a place of honor there, hence the name Ben’s Old Loom Barn. Thompson grew up during the Great Depression and was a student in weaving with master weaver Lou Tate at the Loom House in Kentucky. During World War II, Thompson went to work with her mother, Rose Mayor, teaching in the Weaving Room at the Arthurdale Center. She met and married Ben Thompson. The two came to the farm in Canaan where Thompson taught weaving until her death in

Phyllis Helmick and April Welsh work on one of April’s designs. Photos by C. Taylor

The original loom from the 1800s built by Dorothy Thompson’s father, Alex Mayor, is still in use. 2008 at the age of 88. Loom Barn, now run by In the early 1980s, she daughter Sarah Fletcher. began operating Ben’s Old Hand-woven items made

by those who work at the barn are for sale and include shawls, table runners and gloves. The high cost of raw materials today makes it difficult to keep the price down. “The cost of yarn can equal $20 a pound just for the

cheap materials,” said Welsh, who observed the original looms had punch cards and could be considered one of the first computers. The Canaan Weavers Guild meets each month at the barn to carry on the centuries-old tradition of weaving.

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The UPSTAIRS Holiday Open House will unveil seasonal gift selections, sophisticated holiday décor, and quality handpicked antiques and accessories. This beautiful holiday array is sure to make your season memorable. The Christmas decorations evoke the spirit of years past with vintage inspired creations by Bethany Lowe, Cody Foster, Nicole Sayre, Eric Cortina, and many other talented artists. During this special event, Nashville jewelry designer KariBeth will hold a trunk show Friday and Saturday featuring her one-of-a-kind pieces she layers with heirlooms of bygone eras. Todd Richesin will be giving a talk on White House H o l i d a y decorating on Saturday at 1 pm. Decorations for all spaces will fill the store. So whether you prefer to decorate your mantle, tabletop, or furniture, or have multiple trees in your

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While attending the Holiday Open House, but sure to register to win fabulous door prizes and enjoy festive beverages provided by our neighbor, Ashe’s Wines and Spirits. The best way to keep up with all the new arrivals and holiday happenings at UPSTAIRS is through Facebook. Visit Upstairs.Knoxville and “Like” them! Please note that UPSTAIRS will be closed Monday, October 22 through Thursday, October 25 to prepare for this event.




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Sequoyah Elementary ■ PTA will meet 10:45-11:45 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the library. All parents are encouraged to attend.

Webb School ■ Admissions open house for kindergarten through 5th grades will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the lower school commons. RSVP or more info, Deborah Gross, 291-3864. A self-guided tour will also be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Staff will be available for meet and greet.

CAK qualifies for state The girls middle school cross-country team at Christian Academy of Knoxville has qualified to go to the state competition. Pictured at the city meet are: 7th-grader Rebecca Story (winner of the city championship), 6thgrader Taylor Cosey, 7th-grader Kate Zavrachy, 6th-grader Gracie Bemiller, 7th-grader Kerrigan Young and 8thgrader Song Dillon. Not pictured is team coach Missy Kane Bemiller. Photo submitted

Bearden Middle School 7th-grader Christopher Shuler, 6th-grader Brock Warwick and 7th-grader Jack Dance play “Club the Klunker” during the school’s first-ever Bruinaroo festival. The event featured live music including a DJ and three BMS students who are rap artists. Activities included rock climbing walls, a batting cage and hamster balls for the kids to “run” around in. More than 800 students participated and helped raise money for the PTA in the process. Photos submitted


■ Admissions open house for grades 6-12 will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the school’s central building. Info: Christy Widener, 291-3830.

West Hills Elementary ■ Box Tops for Education from General Mills’ products and Labels for Education from Campbell’s products are being collected to purchase supplies for the school. Labels can be dropped off in the silver collection box at the front of the school or can be mailed to: West Hills Elementary School, 409 Vanosdale Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909. Info: email Jill Schmudde at

SPORTS NOTES ■ Baseball tournament at Halls Community Park. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4. Open to all. T-ball, 6U coach pitch, 8U-14U. Info: 992-5504 or ■ Bulldog Wrestling Club, an AAU elementary and middle school program, will hold a mandatory meeting and signup 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at

Homecoming at West High School Pictured are West High School Homecoming queen Logan Murrell and her escort, Sterling Smith. The homecoming candidates at WHS raised $7,700 and collected 4,600 cans of food to donate Bearden Middle School 8th-graders Carolyn Cantrell, Grace Hooper, Katherine Wilhoit, to the FISH Hospitality Pantry and the Love Kitchen. This year’s Drew Long, Carson Carver, Marguerite Troutman, Olivia Bradley, Kathleen Smith and Mary candidates included seniors Tyra Delaney, Landon Holt, Calli Kate Whitfiled enjoy Bruinaroo. Pinckney, Leah Powell and Tasha Saunders; juniors Jaiyah Anderson, Libby Chase, Molly Gentry, Sydney Kesler and Logan Murrell; sophomores Brenna Coyle, Reionna Hall, Jessica Morgan and PTA clothing drive Daisha Smith; and freshmen Grady Beach and Molly Stooksbury. The Knox County Council PTA will hold its annual clothing drive through Friday, Photo by Justin Acuff Oct. 26. Donations will benefit the Knox County Clothing Center. This year, the County Council PTA has partnered with the military Reserves and the National Guard to provide pickup of clothes at any local schools that request the service. Bearden High School cafeteria. ■ Tennessee Girls Hoops Team League, competitive Pickup must be scheduled in advance no later than Wednesday, Oct. 24, by contactFee: $100. Elementary info: league for all-girls teams. 14-16 ing Jennifer Searle at All pickups will occur 9 a.m.-1:30 Chad Cross, 494-6563 or chad. games. All 10-minute quarters. Midp.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Assemble your team or bring dle info: Ben Jones, 368-4459 New or gently used clothing items of all sizes will be accepted. No used socks, underyour existing team. $150 per or beardenhighwrestling@ wear or shoes will be accepted. player. Info: Chris, 389-5998;

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A. L. Lotts Elementary School 5th-graders Ben Whitaker, Zach Hull and Ian Blalock work on an activity with TennesA.L. Lotts Elementary School 4th-grader Katie Monroe and her see Technological University student Nicole Russell. Tensister, 3rd-grader Caroline, decorate pumpkins together dur- nessee Tech students who are training to become teachers ing the school’s Math Night and pumpkin decorating event fol- helped out at the event. lowing the school’s PTA family meeting. Photos submitted

Math and pumpkins with the PTA at A.L. Lotts Elementary

A. L. Lotts Elementary School 3rd-grader Natalie Sayre waits anxiously as 5th-graders Grant Horton and Austin Adkins prepare to operate a water rocket during Math Night. A.L. Lotts Elementary School 5th-grader Ansley Honeycutt participates in an activity involving a parachute.

Library staff appreciation day Friends of the Library will deliver lunch to the 200plus staff at all 18 branches of the Knox County Library on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in observance of Staff Appreciation Day in Knoxville and Friends of Knox County Public Library Week, held through Saturday, Oct. 27. Community members are encouraged to stop by their local library on Tuesday to give the staff a “pat on the back.” Info:


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Sequoyah Elementary School 4th-grader Jack Scott reads from an essay he wrote on helping others. “Sometimes, helping people makes them feel happy and protected,” he said.

Sequoyah Elementary School 4th-grader and kitty look-alike Caroline Powell takes a break before performing with the school’s musical group The Undertones during Family Night on the Lawn. The school’s 4th graders used their recess period earlier in the day to sort and bag all of the shoes, organizing them by size.

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Sequoyah Elementary School principal Alisha Hinton gives sisters and SES students Katherine and Caroline Williams a squeeze as they look at shoes collected by the students of the school. More than 240 pairs of shoes were collected for the Boys and Girls Club with the story of “Pete the Cat” in mind. School faculty and staff collected new socks to go along with the shoes.

Bearden Middle School student Sonny Frost and his brother, Sequoyah Elementary School 1st-grader Charlie Frost, have dinner with their mom, Erin Frost, during Sequoyah Elementary’s Family Night on the Lawn. Families brought a picnic and listened to musical performances by the students based on the book “Pete the Cat.” Photos by S. Barrett

Sequoyah Elementary School 4th grade buddies Parker Guyton and Jeremiah Robbins take a break from playing tag during Family Night on the Lawn.

REUNIONS ■ Gibbs High Class of 1977, Oct. 27. Info:, 688-4727 or 922-3060. ■ Inskip Elementary School will host its 100th Birthday Celebration on Friday, Nov. 2, with an open house 3:30-7 p.m. Visit with former classmates and teachers, share stories from your school days and once again find your home at Inskip. Copies of old pictures or memorabilia to be shared may be brought to the school 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. by Wednesday, Oct. 31. ■ Rule High classes of 1939-91 sports reunion, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 27, Kerbela Temple, 315 Mimosa Drive. Cost is $10. Deadline: Oct. 17. Mail check to Doyle Human, 7101 Oak Meade Road., Powell, TN 37849. Info: 687-2816.



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MONDAY, OCT. 22 Artist Bobbie Crews’ art installation “The Survivor Project” is on display at the entryway to the City-County Building Assembly Room. The installation is Crews’s response to the women who have survived abusive relationships and is timed to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness month. The Frank H. McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive, will have its first-ever Stroller Tour at 9 a.m. in the Decorative Arts Gallery. Each month, a free stroller tour will be held to allow parents and caregivers to bring babies and toddlers to the museum without disrupting other guests. All tours will be led by museum educators. Future tours include Nov. 12 (Zen art) and Dec. 10 (ancient Egypt), with registration opening a month in advance. Info and registration: or Abby Naunheimer, 974-2144 or West Hills Tennis Center, 410 N. Winston Road, in West Hills Park, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new clubhouse at 4:30 p.m. The 1,400-square-foot building will house tennis programming, concessions and long-requested public restrooms that include showers to accompany the park’s 11 tennis courts. Tennessee Shines will feature singer-songwriter Sarah Siskind & the Novel Tellers at 7 p.m. at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St.; broadcast on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. Tickets are $10 and are available at WDVX and Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free. Info:

TUESDAY, OCT. 23 Improving Organizing Skills, a course in Spanish, will be offered 9 a.m.-noon at the UT Conference Center, 600 Henley St. The session, offered by the University of Tennessee’s Professional Division and Exceptional Productivity Now!, will be led by Rachel Pankiewicz and focus on increasing productivity and optimizing business operations. Cost: $49. Register: 974-0150. East Tennessee’s Biggest Bake Sale 2012 will be held 4-8 p.m. at Lighthouse Knoxville, 6800 Baum Drive. The fundraiser for Knoxville’s Ronald McDonald House will offer samples by bakeries, caterers, restaurants and home cooks as well as goods for sale. Admission: $2, with tasting passes for an additional $5. Advance passes: Ronald McDonald House, 637-7475. Info: www.bigbakesale. com. The Archaeological Institute of America, East Tennessee Society will present Dr. Chapurukha Kusimba’s lecture on ongoing archaeological investigations into the rise, sustenance and demise of ancient cities in East Africa at 7:30 p.m. at Frank H. McClung Museum Auditorium, 1327 Circle Park Drive. The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Concert of the University of Tennessee School of Music will be at 8 p.m. in the James R. Cox Auditorium at the Alumni Memorial Building.

TUESDAY-SATURDAY, OCT. 23-27 The second annual Romance of Art & Design will take place at G&G Interiors, 5508 Kingston Pike in Cherokee Plaza. Belgian guest designer Tom Verellan will lead a design seminar 6-8 p.m. Oct. 23. There will be a tea party 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 24. Luxury for Him and Her will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25. A “Madeline”-themed children’s event will be held noon-3 p.m. Oct. 27. RSVP: 212-5639. Info:

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24 Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave., will offer the wildlife program “Behind the Scenes with the Ijams Veterinarian” at 11 a.m. for ages 5 and up. Participants get to see how wildlife is fed and cared for in the center’s animal care program. Cost: $30 (includes boxed lunch). Register: 577-4717, ext. 110. Knoxville Writers’ Group will meet at 11 a.m. at Naples Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. Marilyn Kallet, poet and author, will present “O Taste and See: Writing the Senses in Deep France.” All-inclusive lunch is $12. RSVP by Monday, Oct. 22, to 983-3740. A Brown Bag Lecture by Justice Sharon Lee will be at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. The lecture, “American Heroes with Common Bonds: Story of Five American Soldiers Held as POWs,” focuses on five soldiers held as prisoners of war in Germany during World War II who returned home and reared children who became judges and lawyers in Tennessee. Free. BYO lunch; soft drinks available.

THURSDAY, OCT. 25 Childhelp will offer a class on becoming a foster parent. Info: 579-5498. Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave., will offer a lantern tour, revealing the area’s spooky past, led by center naturalists at Meads Quarry and Ross Marble Natural Area. Meet at the Meads Quarry parking lot at 7:30. Must be 12 or older. Preregistration required: 5774717, ext. 110. Cost: $10 ($7 members). The Carpetbag Theatre Ensemble will premiere the new play “Speed Killed My Cousin” at 7:30 p.m. at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. The event is part of The Network of Ensemble Theaters’ MicroFest. Playwright Linda Parris-Bailey drew inspiration from real life for the story of an African-American female veteran of the Iraq War struggling to adjust to civilian life. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the door. Purchase: or 523-7521.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 25-28 Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 319 N. Gay St., will present the musical revue “Gothic Cabaret: Behind the Veil” at 8 p.m. Oct. 25-27 and 3 p.m. Oct. 28. Hauntingly familiar melodies will be shared in an unusual way by unforgettable characters. Tickets are $10 plus fees for Thursday and Sunday performances and $15 plus fees for Friday and Saturday performances. Purchase: Info, 544-1999, info@ or

THURSDAY-TUESDAY, OCT. 25-30 Whittington Creek Art Show and Sale featuring paintings, pottery, glass, photography, jewelry and more will take place at the Whittington Creek Clubhouse, 1800 Whittington Creek Blvd. (off Northshore Drive near Pellissippi Parkway). Opening wine and cheese reception 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday. Exhibition/sale 10 a.m.6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Info: BOO! At the Zoo will be 5:30-8 p.m. at the Knoxville Zoo. The 26-year Halloween tradition features music and games in the Monster Mash tent in Kids Cove, trick-or-treating, costumed characters throughout the zoo and the Scary-Go-Round. Tickets: $6 (free for kids under 2; $1 discount for zoo members). Purchase: 637-5331, or at the zoo ticket office during regular zoo hours. Parking: $5 (free for members).

FRIDAY, OCT. 26 The Friday Night 5K Zombie Run will hold registration at 4:30 p.m. and start the race at 6 p.m. at the University of Tennessee’s Pedestrian Walkway. Cost: $20 student, $25 adult, $18 child, $18 teams of five and more. Funds will support local Red Cross school health clinics. Register: Info: Alive After Five at the Knoxville Museum of Art will celebrate Halloween with a costume party 6-8:30 p.m. and the R&B Carolina beach party sounds of Boys Night Out. Admission: $10 ($6 for members); age 17 and under admitted free. The 2nd Annual Hearth Scares Ball will be

held 7-11 p.m. at James White’s Fort, 205 E. Hill Ave. Featured will be dance music by the Chillbillies, special lighting by Bandit Lites, “frightening” finger food by Rothchild Catering, decorations, a costume contest and a silent auction. Tickets: $75 (benefiting fort preservation); available at or send payment to JWF, 205 E. Hill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915. Info: 525-6514. Clyde Davenport and Michael DeFosche, old-time fiddlers, will perform at 8 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Davenport has received the National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Award and the Tennessee Governor’s Folklife Heritage Award. DeFosche has an encyclopedic repertoire of great Tennessee old-time fiddle masters. Tickets: $11 advance, $12 day of show; $6 children 12 and under; available at, 523-7521, Disc Exchange and the door.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 26-28 The Fanboy Expo will feature figures from the worlds of movies and comics at the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park, 3301 E. Magnolia Ave. The event also will include a free “Zombie Ball” at Latitude 35, 16 Market Square, at 9 p.m. Oct. 26. Stars from “Return of the Living Dead” and “The Walking Dead” will appear at the ball, which will feature a costume contest, door prizes and Rockstar DJ Tre. Celebrities at the expo will include actors Kelly Hu, Chaske Spencer, Alex Meraz, Kathy Najimy, Lindsay Wagner, Dirk Benedict, George Lazenby and Richard Kiel. The expo will run noon-7 p.m. Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 27, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 28. Advance tickets are $15 for Friday and Saturday and $10 for Sunday. Tickets at the door are $20 FridaySaturday and $15 on Sunday. VIP passes good all three days are $99; limited quantities available. Children 10 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult (limit two per adult). Tickets: 280-2023 or www.

FRIDAY-WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26-31 Trick or Treating in the Cave will be offered 5:30-8:30 p.m. at historic Cherokee Caverns, 8524 Oak Ridge Highway. The kid-friendly event is $7 for ages 2 and up. Info:

SATURDAY, OCT. 27 The 16th annual Komen Knoxville Race for the Cure (5k and a one-mile Family Fun Run) will be held at 8:30 a.m. at World’s Fair Park. Race-day registration will be 6:30-7:45 a.m. Registration is open at through 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. Registration is $35 for adult and Sleep In for the Cure, $25 for student (13-18) and Kids for the Cure (3-12), and $10 for Kids for the Cure (2 and under). Info: 257-2873 or 588-0902. Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave., will offer the wildlife program “Behind the Scenes with the Ijams Veterinarian” at 11 a.m. for ages 5 and up. Participants get to see how wildlife is fed and cared for in the center’s animal care program. Cost: $30 (includes boxed lunch). Register: 577-4717, ext. 110. St. Mark UMC, 7001 Northshore Drive, will host a family-friendly fall festival 4-6 p.m. There will be trunkor-treating, hot dogs, door prizes and a costume parade. Free. “Halloween Haunts and Haints” will be presented 4-8 p.m. at Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Highway. Activities will include a costume parade and contest ($1 registration), trick-or-treating, haunted trail, children’s crafts, raffle and storytelling by the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association. Admission: $5 for ages 16 and over, $3 ages 4-15, free for 3 and under, maximum $20 per family. Info:

SUNDAY, OCT. 28 The Sixth Annual Pilot CrossKnox 10-Miler and 4-Mile Walk, hosted by the City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Track Club, will be at 8 a.m. starting at the Alex Haley statute in Morningside Park and finishing at Bearden Elementary School. Mail-in registration must be postmarked by Oct. 18. Registration also will be available 5-7 p.m. Oct. 26 at packet pickup at Tyson Park and 6:30-7:30 a.m. race day at Morningside Park. Registration: $35; crossknox.asp.

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Webb’s Lower School: Making Connections

By Angie Crabtree, Webb Lower School Director


ebb School’s tagline “Inspiring Learners, Developing Leaders” has served as a guiding principle in creating and sustaining the culture of the school over many years. There is a whole host of ways that Webb goes about accomplishing that goal, and those ways can vary depending on the age of the child. This article Angie Crabtree focuses particularly on Webb’s Lower School and the multi-age experiences created to foster growth in our young students as learners and leaders. Interacting with peers across grade levels is a common phenomenon at many middle and high schools, and it certainly is at Webb. Students attend classes, play on athletic teams, work in performing groups, and participate in clubs and organizations with peers from other grades. Healthy middle and high schools see the value in multi-grade interactions, and that kind of interaction is strongly encouraged. What is unique and distinctive about Webb and Webb’s Lower School is that these multi-age interactions are begun and fostered as early as kindergarten, and permeate through fifth grade. Among those opportunities, the three most prominent are FAMILIES, Reading Buddies, and After-School Clubs.

“Getting together with my FAMILY is always a highlight of my day.” “I have waited six years to be the oldest in my FAMILY, and I love the responsibility.” “I have better relationships with students from other grade levels. That would not have happened without being a member of my FAMILY.” - Comments by Webb fifth graders about their FAMILIES experience

■ FAMILIES A FAMILY consists of a “family head,” which is a Lower School faculty or staff member, and 8 to 10 Lower School students – one to two from each grade level, K-5. FAMILIES meet once every three weeks to gather and complete an activity. A FAMILY remains the same throughout a student’s Lower School career. At the beginning of each year, the FAMILY creates a crest that highlights each member and is linked directly to the Lower School’s annual leadership theme. This year’s leadership theme, “What Can You Do? Do What You Can,” is woven throughout our FAMILIES program. Students were asked to select a service organization to support throughout the year to make a difference in our community. Our fifth graders lead the Lower School in understanding our monthly leadership word (e.g. Listening, Empathy, Decisions), and provide the younger students with a lesson to discuss. This year, the Lower School selected Mobile Meals as our allschool service organization to support through our FAMILIES program. Students create birthday and holiday cards, placemats, and magnets for meal recipients; and some help their parents in delivering meals on nonschool days.

■ Reading Buddies: Reading Buddies is a partnership developed between two classrooms of different grades to foster relationships in an academic setting – kindergarten partners with third grade; first grade partners with fifth grade; and second grade partners with fourth grade. Buddies might work together on read-

(left) At the beginning of the year, each Webb Lower School FAMILY creates a crest that highlights its members and is linked directly to the Lower School’s annual leadership theme. FAMILIES also focus on a leadership-related word each month and display those words on their family crests. (above) Webb Lower School FAMILY members participate in a teambuilding activity during the school’s annual Webbfest celebration. cultivate existing interests or talents. To that end, various special-interest activities are offered on a regular basis after school. Either Lower School faculty or specialty instructors hired by the school sponsor these activities. The activities generally run from 3:20 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., one day per week. Club offerings include: Robotics, Drama, Dance, Mandarin Chinese, Art, Student Council, Chess, Fit-Trition, Readers’ Theatre, and Homework Helpers. Within the club setting, students ■ After-School Clubs: from a range of grade levels have an The Lower School is interested in opportunity to interact with and learn providing a wide array of enrichment from one another in an entirely new opportunities after school hours for way beyond the regular school day. children to both discover new interPrograms such as FAMILIES, Readests and talents, and to pursue and ing Buddies, and After-School Clubs promote an overwhelming sense of community across every grade and age; they provide older students with an opportunity to mentor younger students; and they allow students to get to know one another as people at a much deeper level. In Webb’s quest to assist young children toward their full deWebb Lower School’s Reading Buddies is a partnership developed velopment, these among classrooms of different grades to foster relationships in an kinds of multi-age academic setting. Older reading buddies mentor and support their relationships are critical. younger buddies in numerous activities throughout the year. ing a book, completing an art activity, solving a math equation, researching a specific topic, or playing a game. The older reading buddy is trained to be the mentor and to support the younger buddy. Buddies typically meet every two weeks during the school year, and as the year progresses, they bond and friendships flourish. Reading Buddies allow students to develop a powerful relationship that provides a connection that lasts through the years.

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Former cheerleader describes her mental illness as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;spiraling roller coaster fantasyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Until her sophomore year at Farragut High School, Brooke Rollinson was an â&#x20AC;&#x153;A,Bâ&#x20AC;? student and a cheerleader. Then her grades plummeted and her personality seemed to change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My mom was the ďŹ rst to know something was wrong. She said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Brooke, you need help,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? Rollinson recalled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I resisted. I did not know it at the time, but I was experiencing mania, part of my bipolar disorder, which was not diagnosed until I was 21, at Peninsula.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was like a spiraling roller coaster fantasy,â&#x20AC;? she described. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I resisted treatment and medication because I wanted the high. I spit out the Lithium pills my mom gave me because I did not want this incredibly high feeling to end. I felt like I could do anything; I felt like I had genius,â&#x20AC;? she explained. She would learn that her feelings were almost textbook symptoms of mania, characterized by euphoric mood, excessive activity and talkativeness, impaired judgment, and sometimes psychotic symptoms, such as grandiose delusions. Behaviors including excessive spending and hypersexual activity are also common with mania. The struggles of mental illness eventually forced Brooke to move out of her parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; home. During the years she was away, she worked restaurant jobs to help support herself and went to school at the University of Tennessee, and later to East Tennessee State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in ďŹ ne art in 2008. She says most of the time she had incredible energy and spent time partying and going job to job until she got help in 1993. Focus was an issue: Rollinson changed her major ďŹ ve times. At 24, Rollinson came to the Charlotte Taylor Center in Elizabethton, Tenn., and was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a condition in which a person experiences a combination of schizophrenia symptoms â&#x20AC;&#x201C; such as hallucinations or delusions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and of mood disorder symptoms, such as mania or depression. Schizoaffective disorder is not as well understood, or deďŹ ned, as are other mental health conditions. This is largely because schizoaffective disorder is a mix of multiple mental health conditions that may run a unique course in each affected person. Schizoaffective disorder, like schizophrenia, appears to have distinct genetic links. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unknown exactly what causes the disorder, but it may involve brain chemistry, such as an imbalance of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. Rollinson cannot map her genetic health history. All she knows is that she was born in Korea in 1970 and was left in a basket on a policemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doorstep. She was adopted by her American family at 9 months. Schizoaffective disorder explained why Brookeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mental illness manifested itself with auditory, visual and olfactory symptoms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One time, I saw a giant snail coming

The highly detailed nature of the pen and ink â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dopamine Queenâ&#x20AC;? is how Rollinson sees the neurotransmitter within her brain that acts to help regulate movement and emotion.

Artist Brooke Rollinson of Knoxville lives with bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder. Medication helps manage her symptoms and makes it possible for her to live independently. Like many people with mental diagnoses, Brooke credits a strong support system for her success. Family, friends and even her dog, Snickers, help keep her on track. Rollinson completed this watercolor painting of New York City as part of a school assignment which was themed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buildings.â&#x20AC;? She has a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in fine art from East Tennessee State University. down the street, and I could smell it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it kind of had a seafood odor,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My favorite visual hallucination was my mother ďŹ&#x201A;ying a plane in the sky with a banner saying â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I love you.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? The delusional voices, however, were sometimes not so pleasant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a weird fear and a weird sensation, like having a radio in my mind,â&#x20AC;? she described. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I woke up, a male voice would constantly use curse words at me and call me names that I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to say,â&#x20AC;? Rollinson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My other voice was what I call a God Voice. It was a quiet, comforting voice.â&#x20AC;? The voices have been silenced by proper

medication. Rollinson is no longer addicted to anything except a healthy lifestyle. Long roads of medications have led her to the correct dosage and mixture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If anyone reads this and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to take medication because they like the feeling of being high or being manic, let me say that feeling in control is so much better,â&#x20AC;? she proclaimed. Having a strong family support system is important to Rollinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it without my mom â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an incredible inspiration and support, and my dad works so hard to help me. My sister is like my soul mate; she and my brother are my role models. They are all anchors for

my life.â&#x20AC;? Rollinson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Also, I have met so many friends, most who also have mental illnesses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they understand and have been encouraging to me.â&#x20AC;? These days, Rollinson works from her home art studio in West Knoxville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art is my true passion,â&#x20AC;? she admits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be without a reason to do my art,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;God is my best friend. I would be nowhere without Him. He has pulled me through a lot of pain,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to help others through my art and consider it to be more than illustrative in nature,â&#x20AC;? Rollinson said. Rollinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work will be available at Artsclamation!

Art classes for patients at Peninsula Recovery Education Center Patients at Peninsulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Recovery Education Center (REC) can choose from several recovery classes including art classes which teach painting or drawing and PaintShop on the computer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our patients have a wide variety of mental health issues

which may include chemical dependency, major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and/or borderline personality disorder,â&#x20AC;? said Mary Nelle Osborne, a certified art therapist and manager of Recovery Services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art provides an outlet to explore healthy interests, gifts

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mental illness,â&#x20AC;? Osborne exREC studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; art will be plained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We expose individuals available for sale at Artsclamato productive ways to express tion! 2013. their feelings and experiences For more information about using art which is much more art classes and/or the Recovery powerful than words. For some Education Center classes, call of our students, art is simply a Peninsula at 865-970-9800, joyful distraction and that is or log on to www. also healing.â&#x20AC;?

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Before scurrying up a tree, the raccoon hesitated several feet from us. Photos by S. Barrett Gwen Burke is the “kitchen witch” who makes your soup boil over, cookies burn, turkey fall on the floor and other kitchen mishaps.

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Critter Tales This happened to me and a farmer friend in West Knoxville not too long ago. An animal of some sort had been eating corn in his field, so he set a humane trap to find out what it was. The next morning an albino raccoon lay quietly within the trap, looking up with its pale eyes. The raccoon was released, but not before I was able to take pictures. Albino

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UT Medical Center has officially opened its new cancer institute. The 108,000-square-foot facility is almost triple the size of the medical center’s previous cancer facility. The expansion is in response to the increase in cancer cases treated at the medical center as well as the projected rise in new cancer cases in the next two decades. Construction of the $23 million facility took about a year to complete. The new building contains an imaging center, a café, a boutique and space for supportive integrative health services including acupuncture and massage therapy. Info: www.

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Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 7:00 PM Farragut Town Hall 11408 Municipal Center Drive To hear citizens’ comments on the following ordinances: Ordinance 12-17, an Ordinance of the Town of Farragut, Tennessee amending the fiscal year 2012-2013 budget, passed by ordinance 12-09.



October 25, 2012 6:00 PM BMA Fire Sprinkler Demonstration as part of the Fire Safety Awareness Month BMA MEETING 7:00 PM I. Silent Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call II. Approval of Agenda III. Mayor’s Report A. Presentation of Local Parks & Recreation Fund Grant IV. Citizens Forum V. Approval of Minutes A. October 11, 2012 VI. Ordinances A. Public Hearing and Second Reading 1. Ordinance 12-15, ordinance to rezone 11482 Parkside Drive, a portion of Parcel 191.06, Tax Map 130, located on the south side of Parkside Drive between JC Penney and Tennessee State Bank, approximately 3.68 Acres, from O-1-3 Office District, Three Stories to C-1 General Commercial District (Michael Brady, Inc., Applicant) 2. Ordinance 12-16, ordinance to rezone Summit View Nursing Home, 12823 Kingston Pike and a residence at 112 N. Hobbs Road, Parcels 45, 45.01 & 45.02, Tax Map 151, located on the corner of Kingston Pike/N. Hobbs Road/Union Road, 7.954 Acres, from C-1-3 General Commercial District, Three Stories to R-1 Rural Single-Family Residential District and to C-1 General Commercial District (Farragut Health Care Center, LP, Applicant) B. First Reading 1. Ordinance 12-17, Budget amendment ordinance to amend Ordinance 12-09, Fiscal Year 2013, General Fund, Capital Investment Program and Insurance Fund VII. Business Items A. Approval of Hot to Trot 5K/10K and Fun Run B. Resolution R-12-11, Resolution to enhance the “Shop Farragut” program by suspending the issuance of separate special event permits C. Approval of Town of Farragut Personnel Policies & Procedures D. Approval of Request for Supplement for additional acquisition services from RES, LLC for the Watt Rd./Old Stage Rd. improvement project VIII. Town Administrator’s Report IX. Attorney’s Report

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Acreage- Tracts 46 Rooms-Roommates 77

12.7 WOODED ACRES with over 1,000 ft of year round creek, nice building sites, hunting, utility water available, 6 miles from I-75 at Sweetwater, $49,500, $2,000 down guaranteed owner financing. 25 WOODED ACRES, 4 miles from I-75 at Sweetwater, lays great, hunting/wildlife area, lots of potential, $99,500, $0 DOWN guaranteed owner financing. 423-506-6978

Mountain Property 47a MTN. LOG CABIN near Tellico Plains/ Green Cove, $89,500. 423-744-8068

Cemetery Lots


Highland Mem. South, 2 lots, on the drive, 4 Gospel Garden, $2400. 865-573-4549

*ADOPT. Together we will provide a loving, secure, happy home with a bright future Real Estate Wanted 50 for your baby. Expenses paid. Christine & WE BUY HOUSES Bobby 1-888-571-5558. Any Reason, Any Condition 865-548-8267 For Sale By Owner 40a 7700 W. EMORY RD. Updated Brick ranch 1 ac, Garage w/workshop. $160,000. 865-548-8267


2 BR, 1 BA house + large adjoining lot, $45,000. 2943 Tecoma Dr. 865-637-7041

For Sale By Owner 40a For Sale By Owner 40a

FOSTER, MIKE 154708MASTER Adw/options Size 2 x 2 4c NW FSBO <ec>


141 Wanted To Buy 222 Imports

3 BR, 3 BA, 2 car gar. RED & BLUE Heeler Master & 1 BR on pups, 10 wks, shots, ground floor along M & F. $100 ea. Call w/LR, DR & kit. + 865-258-8698. TV room. Upper level has 3rd BR/BA & bonus ROTTWEILER, male, AKC, papered, $850. room w/skylight & Sell or stud. Approved walk in closet. End home. 865-209-9300 unit w/extra windows. Conven. located betw West Town & Cedar Bluff. SCOTTISH TERRIER Pup, AKC, wheaton $1300 mo + dep. & refs F, 8 wks., shots & 865-405-5908; 966-2442 wormed $350 obo 865233-2972, 865-283-5182 ***Web ID# 156511***

INVERNESS - 4bd, $294,900, 865-966-1600 Southern

4 CHOICE LOTS, Greenwood Cemetery, Sec. 14, $10,000. 865-922-7091


63 Condo Rentals

$89K 2/1 South Knox Colonial Village CLEAN! Appl/Garage Fenced/UPDATED 251.510.0960 ***Web ID# 152987***


YORKIE PUPPIES 8 wks. old, 2 females, 1st shots, vet ck'd., $500 obo. 865-691-8689.

ROOM FOR RENT – Norwood Area Men YORKIE PUPS AKC, only, 50 or older. Large BR w/kit Guarantee. Visa/MC. Sara 423-562-4633 privileges. No smoking or drinkYORKIES ing. $110 wk. Refs. Fall for my babies! Req’d. 865-687-5301 2 pretty females, vet checked, shots, Manf’d Homes - Rent 86 wormed, 865-617-9242 SEYMOUR/SEV. 3/2, appls., W&D, good cond. $625/mo. + DD. No smoking or pets. 865-453-9286 ^

Comm. Prop. - Rent 66 2000 Sq. ft. Quaint cottage type retail space, former antique shop, suitable for salon or retail business. 110 CARR St. behind Fisher Tire at 5001 Kingston Pk. 865-584-9322

Apts - Unfurnished 71 ★★★★★★★

SENIOR HIGH RISE FACILITY 1 BR APTS. Oak Ridge, TN 865-482-6098 ★★★★★★★

Apts - Furnished 72

WALBROOK STUDIOS 25 1-3 60 7 $140 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Stv, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lse.

Houses - Unfurnished 74



Beagle puppies, Blue Tick & Red Tick, 6 wks old, 1st shots & wrmd, $100 ea. 865-250-6896


$50 each 865-809-4832

Free Pets ADOPT!

Looking for a lost pet or a new one? Visit the folks at Young-Williams Animal Center, the official shelter for the City of Knoxville & Knox County: 3201 Division St. Knoxville.

Chihuahua Puppies 7 wks, shots/wormed 865-932-2333. ***Web ID# 157295***

Doberman Pinscher, M, 4 mos old, CKC reg, neutered, all shots. $300. 423-999-2745 Knoxv.

$$ WANTED $$ Buying Standing Timber, small or large tracts of timber to log. Pays Top Dollar!

KY, TN, VA Master Logger Program 606-273-2232 606-573-4773 ALSO PAYING FINDERS FEE



TITAN 2006

Sunnybrook 5th wheel, 2 slides, Ca. king bed, stand up dinette, in-house vac, many extras. Unit in TN. Truck avail. Must see! $18,000/b.o. Call 989-858-1464

145 Motorcycles



4 DOOR HONDA CIVIC LX Green, custom stereo, alarm system, and Bluetooth. New A/C, engine and parts in excellent working cond. $6500. 865-671-3077 ROCKY DAIHATSU 1991, good cond., removable hard top $2200/bo 865-690-5935


SATURN SD2 2002, 124k mi, runs great, $2200. Phone 865207-3649




SUZUKI BERGMAN 650 2006, 1500 mi. FALL IS HERE! Mint cond. $4000 firm. YOUR HOUSESelling due to health CLEANER, Perproblems. 865-300-4149 sonal Assistant, and ^ Honey-do list Doer! Call Mary 455-2174.

Autos Wanted 253

Flooring 330 A BETTER CASH OFFER for junk cars, trucks, vans, running CERAMIC TILE inor not. 865-456-3500 stallation. Floors/ walls/ repairs. 33 WE BUY yrs exp, exc work! John 938-3328 JUNK CARS 865-776-2428


HAROLD'S GUTTER SERVICE. Will clean UTILITY TRAILERS, front & back $20 & up. all sizes available. Quality work, guaran865-986-5626. teed. Call 288-0556.

ENGLISH BULLDOG puppies, 1st shots, SOLID BRAZILIAN vet ckd. $1000 & Up. 257 Paving cherry hardwood Trucks 423-519-0647 Visa/MC flooring, 2700 SF, ***Web ID# 156842*** will divide. $2.90 DODGE DAKOTA 1989 SF. Call 843-727-1115 reg. cab, V6, auto., FRENCH BULLDOG gd. cond., 122K mi. PUPS, AKC Reg. $3,995. 865-687-8666 Short & thick, $1200 Music Instruments 198 & up. 865-463-6945 ***Web ID# 157747*** Comm Trucks Buses 259 ESTEY STUDIO PIANO, good shape, GERMAN Shepherd $750. 865-689-3319 puppies, AKC, $350. 1995 TANDEM Dump 8 M, 3 F, 1st S&W, 7 Truck, Volvo White, wks old 423-748-4443 steel bed, Household Furn. 204 16' ***Web ID# 156911*** $12,000. 865-659-4315 Golden Doodle puppies, NEW CATNAPPER 1997 TANDEM DUMP CKC, S&W, dew claws TRUCK, 18 ft. lift recliner, light removed. Non shedding, aluminum bed. green w/beige, $275, $600. 423-967-3906 $12,000. 865-659-4315 new $600. 865-688-1510 LABRADOR Puppies QUEEN SIZE AKC, 3 Males and 4 Antiques Classics 260 PILLOW TOP Females, Chocolate & MATTRESS SETS Cream. 865-579-1998 $150. Brand new in FORD 1940 PU, street ***Web ID# 158297*** plastic. 865-805-3058. rod, 302 AT, many new parts, $18,500. LABS AKC, black, 865-591-4239 shots, wormed, 2 ^ girls, 2 boys. $150. Household Appliances 204a 423-338-0584 ***Web ID# 143568***

KARNS AREA, 3 BR house newly remod10 wk. eled, stove, frig, DW, MALTI-POO old Puppies, home garbage disp., garage, raised, very smart, no pets, 1800 SF, non-shedding & $1,200/mo. 865-691-8822, non-allergenic, little 865-660-3584 mops, reg. & shots. Quality raised. $400. W E ST 937-470-3900 2001 E. Magnolia Ave. Sequoyah 2+BR, 2 Car House 4849 Chambliss MINI SCHNAUZER pups, 4 M, 1 F, vet ck, 1st Collectibles FREE Yardwork $1195 213 shot, wormed $400. 865-414-5666; 865-453-1107 844 Poets Corner $1750 FINE ART & Hand ***Web ID# 158828*** Condo 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 Thrown Pottery Car 2130 SF, gated comm. Pomeranian Puppies, Sale, October 21, 10 Realty Executives Assoc 693to 5, Gym at KAS, 6 wks old, CKC Reg, 3232 Jane Parker 777-5263 3615 Kingston Pike, S&W, Girls $300, Boys $250. 931-319-0000 Knoxville, TN 37919.


CHRYSLER 300 Limited 2011, 17K mi, nav., white, $26,000 obo. Call 865-850-4614.


Building Materials 188

262 Roofing / Siding

HONDA ACCORD EX 1994, 4 dr, AT, 206k mi, 2nd owner, good cond. $3300. 865-573-5167

Utility Trailers 255

90 Day Warranty

Approx 1.5 acres, 3BR/2BA, bsmnt, 2-car att gar, 2-car barn w/power & water. Huge concrete drive w/Mechanics Lift. Located off Emory – Halls/Powell area. 8010 Pelleaux, Knoxville. $157,900. 922-2360.

raccoons are pretty rare and I can’t imagine how he could camouflage himself very well in his natural habitat. When we released him, he moseyed away, stopping in the field to look at us briefly before scurrying up a tree in the distance. That’s the last we’ve seen of him, and ironically, the corn eater – whatever it may have been – has yet to resurface. Although some may have found him to be odd or intimidating, we felt blessed to have seen such an amazing creation.





Massage therapy more than relaxation By Shana Raley Lusk Provision Health & Wellness is excited to announce the addition of massage therapist Robin Kessler to the team. Robin is available for consultation and private sessions. Massage techniques offered include: ■ Swedish Massage ■ Deep Tissue Massage ■ Myofascial Massage ■ Reflexology ■ CranioSacral Therapy Schedule an appointment with Robin today to experience the many benefits of massage, including: ■ Relaxation of Muscles ■ Relief from Pain ■ Restoration of Metabolic Balance ■ Relief from Fatigue ■ Reduction of Stress ■ Increased Relaxation ■

Meet Robin Kessler

As the newest massage therapist at Provision Health and Wellness, Robin Kessler knows the importance of a healing touch. Providing both therapeutic and relaxation massage, reflexology and cranio-

facial services, Robin has more than 10 years of experience as an occupational therapist in a variety of clinical settings and with various diagnoses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in PsyKessler chology from Middle Tennessee State University as well as a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Milligan College. Additionally, Robin is a graduate of massage therapy and reflexology from Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage. Her previous work has primarily focused on adult and geriatric populations with neurological and orthopedic illnesses and injuries, but has also included patients at home, hospital, skilled nursing, mental health and incarceration facilities, both pediatric and private practice as well. Robin is devoted to the use of manual skills and education to help promote prevention, healing potential and wellness for others. She enjoys yoga, traveling and spending time with her partner, Lance, and their dog, Eli.

Feeling overwhelmed by all the mixed messages out there about food? Frustrated and just wanting to figure out what works for you? Every person’s body is unique. Each of us have a different biochemistry that determines how our bodies use food and what food we like and don’t like. Ultimately, our bodies are communicating with us all the time, and our job is to listen, identify what they’re asking for, and respond appropriately. We work with people who are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired - be that chronic headaches, digestive upset, low energy levels, extra weight, or generally not feeling good. Together, we’ll unravel the complexity around food, listen to your body’s signals, and give it what it needs to heal itself, shed pounds, and truly thrive!

Join us for an awesome challenge at our 10-day Fat Blaster Bootcamp! Your Fat Blaster adventure consists of cardio, strength, intervals, and more. You will be working at your strongest with the energy of a group. It is easy and fun, but even more importantly, you will see results! Bootcamp starts Wednesday, Nov. 7, and space is limited, so reserve your spot today! Morning and evening classes available. Call 232-1414. Members: $50/ Non-Members: $75.

Survivor Celebration You are invited to a FREE event for breast cancer survivors. Friends and family are welcome. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Provision Health & Wellness 1400 Dowell Springs Blvd., Suite 100. 9:30 a.m. – Free 5-minute chair massages for survivors 10 a.m. – Talk by Chief Dietitian Casey Peer 10:30 a.m. – Talk by Physical Therapist Wes Franks 11 a.m. – Choose a class: Functional Fitness or Yoga for Survivors

HELP MANAGE THE FOLLOWING: Cholesterol Blood Pressure Diabetes Metabolic Syndrome Food Allergies/Intolerances

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Weight Fibromyalgia Arthrits Arthritis

3 MONTH NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING PACKAGE: Experience an in-depth, one-on-one health and nutritional package at Provision Health & Wellness. We’ll customize a program that fits your individual needs and goals by equipping you with numerous tools and resources to help you achieve them. Your personal dietitian will even join you on a trip to the grocery store. Call today to receive your personalized blueprint for healthy success!

1400 Dowell Springs Blvd., Suite 100, Knoxville, TN 37909 (865) 232.1414 ·


health & lifestyles

Cardiac rehab helps woman get heart healthy Helen “Snooky” Ward of Knoxville loves making people smile. She and her husband, Dallas, are professional clowns, entertaining crowds at local baseball games, community events and parties. But heart disease is no laughing matter to Ward. On Father’s Day in June, Ward had her second heart attack and second cardiac stent procedure in seven years. Ward says even though she felt “heavy chested,” she didn’t think she was having a heart attack. “I was at church that morning and thought I’d pulled a muscle,” she remembers. “Later in the afternoon, the pain went to my neck and jaw area, and I couldn’t breathe.” Ward finally went to the Fort Sanders Emergency Room that evening and was quickly diagnosed with a heart attack. “It wasn’t a blockage, but my heart vessels were badly constricted,” she says. Ward’s cardiologist, Dr. Mike Ayres with Knoxville Heart Group, placed a stent in her carotid artery and recommended that after her heart healed for a couple weeks, she attend the Fort Sanders Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program, also known as “CROP.” “I did heart rehab at Fort Sanders seven years ago and knew that was where I wanted to go,” says Ward. “Fort Sanders has always been our hospital. My daughter was born there.”

Helen “Snooky” Ward has lost 19 pounds while participating in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program (CROP) at Fort Sanders Regional.

Over the next three months at CROP, Ward took part in health classes and exercise sessions designed to strengthen her heart muscle. “They had me doing the treadmill, bikes, steps, weights and the arm machine,” says Ward. “I feel so much better all over. I find myself wanting to take a walk at home now.” That’s a big deal for Ward, who was a self-described “couch potato.” Since undergoing cardiac rehab at Fort Sanders, she has lost 19 pounds and says she has more energy than ever. “I get up and do things now. I’m motivated to keep exercising.” Ward, who has now completed CROP, is continuing to pursue a healthier lifestyle. “I’m eating healthier and feel good. It’s a great program. The staff cares and really takes pride in helping people like me!” For more information about the Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program at Fort Sanders Regional, call 865-541-1250 or go to

The exercises and healthier habits Helen has learned at the Fort Sanders Cardiac Outpatient Rehabilitation Program gives her more energy when she “clowns around” with husband Dallas.

Exercise your heart at Fort Sanders Cardiac Rehab Center

Get heart healthy! Physical exercise and a heart-healthy diet are keys to preventing and recovering from heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. Some more heart healthy recommendations: Don’t smoke Maintain a healthy weight Get daily moderate exercise Eat a healthy diet, low in saturated fats, processed sugar and sodium, and high in fiber ■ Eat five fruits and vegetables each day ■ Know your numbers for blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, and manage high levels with medication if necessary

For more information about the Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program at Fort Sanders Regional, call 865-541-1250 or go to

serving our patients for more than 25 years

Fort Sanders Center for Advanced Medicine 1819 Clinch Avenue, Suite 108 Knoxville, TN 37916

Cardiologists Brian J. Adams, M.D. Thomas M. Ayres, M.D. Jeffrey M. Baerman, M.D.

Lee R. Dilworth, M.D. George M. Krisle, M.D. Daniel M. Slutzker, M.D.

Joseph S. Smith, M.D. Joshua W. Todd, M.D. David E. Wood, M.D.

For more information please call (865) 546-5111 or visit


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Leaving the hospital is just the first step in recovering from a heart attack, heart surgery or angioplasty. Cardiac patients often need to strengthen weakened heart muscles and learn heart-healthy practices. Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center heart patients are referred to the hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program. The three-month program offers exercise sessions and health classes to establish lifestyle changes that help reduce the patient’s risk of further heart disease. “Cardiac Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary treatment plan which involves medication, nursing, exercise physiology, nutrition and psychology. We know it’s difficult to make lifestyle change, so we try to provide people support so they can change,” explains cardiac rehab nurse case manager Brenda Leuthold. Patients exercise three times each week while hooked to a heart monitor. They also attend different classes on nutrition, stress management and medications. “It’s long enough to help form healthy habits,” says Leuthold. After completing the rehab program, patients are invited back to the center to continue exercising. The center has exercise bikes, step machines, treadmills and free weights. “It’s a wonderful support group for anybody that’s had heart disease or heart procedures,” says Leuthold. “We have a lot of great outcomes.”

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