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Egg Hunts

■■ Sharon Baptist Church will host an egg hunt 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15, for preschool through fifth grade. Bring your baskets and a friend for food, candy, fun and the Easter story at 7916 Pedigo Road. Info: sharonknoxville. com or 865-938-7075. ■■ Ebenezer Methodist Church Community Spring Festival, 4-6 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 1001 Ebenezer Road. Free. Egg hunt, petting zoo, balloon animals, magic shows, live music. ■■ Fountain City egg hunt, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 8, Fountain City Park: 9:30 a.m., ages 6-8; 10:15 a.m., ages 3-5; 11 a.m., walking to 2 years; 11:45 a.m., ages 9-12. Free and open to the public. Bring Easter basket. Event includes: the Easter Bunny, vendor booths, food truck spaces. Info: info@ ■■ River View Family Farm 6th annual spring event, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, April 14, and Saturday, April 15, at 12130 Prater Lane, Farragut. Plenty to see and do down on the farm, including an egg hunt. ■■ Powell, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, Powell Station Park on Emory Road adjacent to the high school. Communitywide event includes prizes, live animals, free refreshments. Info: ■■ Gulf Park Easter Egg Hunt, 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at 528 Pensacola Road (off Cedar Bluff Road). Free. The hunt will begin at 3 p.m. Open to the public. Don’t forget your basket. ■■ Big Ridge State Park, Saturday, April 15, rain or shine. Schedule: 10 a.m., 2 years and younger; 10:30 a.m., 3-4 years old; 1 p.m., 5-7 years old; 1:30 p.m., 8-10 years old. Bring a basket and meet at the Park Office. Info: 865-9925523 ■■ UT Gardens Wild Bird Eggstravaganza, 10 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, UT Gardens, 2431 Joe Johnson Drive. Cost: $8 per child. Learn about wild birds and how to feed them. Families will learn how to attract birds to their home garden and create natural spring-inspired crafts. All kids will leave with two bird feeders, a seed dispersal craft to attract wild birds, a bird seed mix catering to your favorite backyard birds’ favorite foods and young seedling that can grow to attract and feed birds in your garden. Hunt for 3,000 eggs in the garden. Don’t forget your basket! The Easter Bunny will also be “hopping” to get his picture taken with you. Preregistration is required at ■■ Submit your egg hunt to

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Sacred Heart dedicates cornerstone

Some 400 people gathered inside the new Sacred Heart cathedral, still under construction on Northshore Drive, for the cornerstone unveiling March 25. Bishop Richard F. Stika presided at the celebration, joined by Cardinal Justin Rigali and Father David Boettner, rector of the cathedral. The liturgical ceremony was held at the new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Construction began in October 2015, and the new cathedral will be dedicated March 3, 2018.

The symbolism of the cornerstone is encapsulated in Ephesians 2:19-22: “So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones, and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone. Through Him, the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord. In Him, you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”

Father David Boettner and Cardinal Justin Rigali watch as Bishop Richard F. Stika unveils the cornerstone. Photos by Stephanie Richer

McLemore to manage city facility The Knoxville Civic Auditorium and ColiMcLemore started with seum has hired Patrick McLemore as operaSMG in 2015 as an operations manager. tions supervisor at the TucIn this role, McLemore will oversee the son Convention Center in Arizona. He transferred to day-to-day operations of the Auditorium and Coliseum, including event setup, facilKnoxville in February of this ity changeover and regular facility mainteyear. nance. He is tasked with making sure the Prior to joining SMG, building is clean, comfortable, well-mainMcLemore worked in faciltained and safe for clients and patrons. This McLemore ity operations with Sporting facility, along with the Knoxville Convention Kansas City, a professional Center, is managed by SMG. soccer club in Kansas City, Mo.

McLemore is a graduate of South-Doyle High School. Before moving to Arizona, he worked with the Knoxville Ice Bears as an intern and served as the head soccer coach for South-Doyle High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sports management from UT and a master’s degree in kinesiology and sport studies from East Tennessee State University. The Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum attracts more than 250,000 people per year through a wide array of events.

Knox County Schools already tests for safe water By Sandra Clark Last week’s story about legislation introduced by state Rep. Rick Staples implied a problem with drinking water in public schools since Staples wants to require school systems to test it. His bill (HB0631) was scheduled to be heard by the House Education & Administrative Planning subcommittee on Tuesday, March 28. Meanwhile, we checked with state and local agencies to clarify the current status of school water, especially in schools built before June 19, 1986, when the federal lead ban took effect. Tennessee Department of Health spokesperson Shelley Walker refused to comment on pending legislation. Russ Oaks, chief operating officer for Knox County Schools, said the local system has been proactive in testing water.

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“Working with Knoxville Utilities Board in 2007, we surveyed all schools and remediated as required.” KUB tested water samples from schools in its service area and KCS hired a private lab to test samples from other water districts. “Some marginal readings came back,”

Thomas is new super Contract negotiations are underway between Bob Thomas and the Knox County Board of Education, after the board’s unanimous selection of Thomas as the district’s next superintendent of schools. He will reBob Thomas place Buzz Thomas (no relation), who served as interim superintendent for a year.

but nothing involving pipes. Remediation included replacing a faucet or water cooler. “Recognizing this isn’t static, we can have deterioration over time, (KCS) decided to test water regularly,” Oaks said. Twenty percent of schools are tested annually, meaning every school will

be tested every five years. Oaks said school staff pull 10 samples at each school, focusing on drinking water. So is the water safe? “Our (testing) actions are proactive and prudent. Everywhere we check, we ensure that it’s safe. KUB has been great working with us,” Oaks said.

Buzz Thomas will return to his role as director of Great Schools Partnership. Bob Thomas is a longtime Fountain City resident whose wife, Beckye Justice Thomas, was choral director at Central High School. Their son, Brandon, graduated from Central High School and UT. Bob Thomas taught at Bearden and Rule high schools. He has been an assistant superintendent since 1990.

board in May. The rezoning will take effect in August 2018 as new middle schools at Hardin Valley and Gibbs are opened. The meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Holston Middle School and Tuesday, April 11, at Hardin Valley Academy. The draft plan is available at It adjusts zones for Farragut, Karns, Holston, Carter, Vine and South-Doyle middle schools, while allowing rising eighth-grade students and their siblings currently enrolled in middle school to apply to be “grandfathered” at their existing school.

Rezoning meetings KCS will hold two public meetings to discuss the plan for middle school rezoning before it goes to the school

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West High student to lead state DECA organization By Kelly Norrell When Christell Foote came to West High School as a freshman, she joined a school club called DECA. She said she didn’t really know what DECA was, but it seemed like a good way to meet people. Today Foote, 17, is the new state president of DECA, a club that teaches career preparation skills. Not only that, she credits the organization as a pathway to student success. The stated goal of DECA, made up mostly of career and technical education students, is to prepare students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Any student can join, however. Among her other duties, Foote will attend 12 conferences around the United States. DECA reports that it has 200,000 members in 3,500 high school chapters in the U.S. and at least seven other countries. “I found that through DECA you can do academic competitions that prepare you for jobs, getting into college and communication skills. It puts you one step above others in networking and communications, and it academically prepares emerging leaders,” she said. Foote is no slouch outside DECA. She is a dancer with the Appalachian Ballet who also enjoys kickboxing.

Foote said DECA helped her choose a career plan. “I want to study international business in college with a focus on Foreign Service. I can apply my three strengths, which are math (I love numbers), marketing and business from DECA, and language.” She will graduate from high school with five years of Spanish and plans to learn Italian and French in college. What Foote and Romero argue is that DECA helps students acquire real-world skills they can use in college or at work. They network with business leaders, who may offer internships and jobs, and they learn “21st century” – that is, job-getting – skills like problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration. “I’ve been a judge at competitions where kids have to prepare a pitch for a company assigned to them in just a few minutes. “Every kid who walked up to me was nervous,” said DECA sponsor Paul Romero, West High School principal Ashley Jessie and junior Christell Foote celebrate Foote’s election as Romero. “It’s like when you are state president of DECA. Romero said DECA is an under-recognized opportunity for students. Photo by Kelly Norrell in your early 20s and are dressed up in a suit and goShe is a model for fashion high school students, said state and international them after they graduate. ing to a job interview. If kids magazines and runway. And Paul Romero, sponsor. He competitions that help them DECA students recognize can get that experience unshe maintains a 4.0+ GPA. said students learn business network and refine skills. earlier what they are good der their belt when they are DECA (once known as skills through role-play and “DECA teaches career at and what they want to teenagers, they won’t be as Distributive Education Club classes. They meet month- readiness. I don’t think do going forward.” He said intimidated in the interview of America) is an under- ly, do community service students understand the most DECA students attend process. They can say, ‘It’s recognized opportunity for hours, and attend district, opportunities available to college. like when I was in DECA.’”

Emerald Youth Foundation prepares for 25th year breakfast

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Bob Clement tells stories, speaks about politics A congenial audience enjoyed some of the best political stories ever recently when Bob Clement, son of longtime Democratic Gov. Frank Clement and a versatile political figure in his own right, spoke at the East Tennessee Historical Society. The occasion was the introduction March 24 of Clement’s book, “Presidents, Kings, and Convicts: My Journey from the Tennessee Governor’s Residence to the Halls of Congress.” Clement talked about living in the Tennessee governor’s residence (not to be called “mansion,” according to his parents) while his father served 10 years in the 1950s and 1960s, the longest of any of the state’s 20th-century governors. Clement said he got plenty of on-the-job training. He observed events ranging from his father’s success-

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ful hard lobbying to pass a tax to aid public education, to Elvis Presley’s visit. Presley and a musical group of convicts called “The Prisonnaires” jammed at the mansion until 3 a.m. “Col. Tom Parker called my Dad and said, ‘Elvis is in town.’ Dad said, ‘Bring him over,’” Clement said. Gov. Clement then called the warden of the state penitentiary and said, “Bring the Prisonnaires here.” Clement said the Prisonnaires were a talented group of singers, each with sentences of 99 years or more. Presley and the Prisonnaires hit it off like ham and eggs, and they

George Wallace of Alabama to resist integration, and he sent National Guard troops to protect the first black students to attend Clinton High School in 1956. In his own career, Clement served as Tennessee Public Service Commissioner, director of the Tennessee Valley Authority, president of Cumberland University, and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1987 to 2003. Clement described his own life events as “some great, some wonderful and some bad,” and then added, “I think you learn more Newly published author Bob Clement told a crowd at the East from adversities than from Tennessee Historical Society good stories and his views on cur- success.” He said he worries about rent events. Congressional redistricting that makes “Democratic sang into the wee hours. was mandated by the Brown districts more Democratic, Clement also recalled vs. Board of Education rul- and Republican ones more brave decisions his father ing in 1954. He resisted Republican.” He disapmade, such as supporting pressure from Gov. Orval proves of removing limits desegregation as soon as it Faubus of Arkansas and Gov. on campaign spending.


■■ Lyons View Community Club. Info: Mary Brewster, 865-454-2390.

■■ AARP Driver Safety class, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 29, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 S. Northshore Drive. Info/registration: Paul Johnson, 865-675-0694.

■■ Pellissippi Toastmasters Club meets 12:301:30 p.m. each Monday (except holidays), Office Options at 9041 Executive Park Drive. Info: or 865-314-4839.

■■ Council of West Knox County Homeowners. Info: ■■ Family Community Education-Bearden Club. Info: Shannon Remington, 865-9273316. ■■ Family Community Education-Crestwood Club. Info: Ruby Freels, 865-690-8164. ■■ Fourth District Democrats. Info: Chris Foell, 865-691-8933 or; Rosina Guerra, or 865-5885250. ■■ Historic Sutherland Heights Neighborhood Association. Info: Marlene Taylor, 865951-3773,

LIBRARY NOTES ■■ Books Sandwiched In: “Bad Feminist: Essays” by Roxane Gay, noon Wednesday, March 29, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Discussion led by Dr. Rebecca Klenk, UT Department of Anthropology. Info: 865-215-8801. ■■ Email class, 1-3 p.m. Thursday, March 30, Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golfclub Road. Requires “Introducing the Computer” or similar skills; uses tablet/laptop hybrids. Info/registra-

■■ Third District Democrats. Info: Liz Key, 865201-5310 or; Isaac Johnson, 865-310-7745 or ■■ Toastmasters Club 802. Info: 802. ■■ West Hills Community Association. Info: Ashley Williams, 865-313-0282. ■■ West Knox Lions Club. Info: ■■ West Knox Republican Club, 7 p.m. each second Monday, Red Lobster on Kingston Pike.

“I remember when shaking hands, articulating ideas and organizing a campaign were more important than throwing money at elections,” he said. At the end of a tumultuous week in Washington that saw failure of the House of Representatives to pass a health care bill, he said, “We should have universal health care. People without health insurance will have to get care at the ER, and taxpayers will pick up the bill.” A veteran (two years in the National Guard and 29 in the reserves), he said, “We spend a lot of money on national defense and President Trump wants to spend more. We need to make sure that we spend wisely and not wastefully. “We need to be civil, responsible and do our best to keep the peace. Our last resort should be to go to war.”

Endangered 8 nominations open

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destruction. Nominations are due by March 30 and are accepted for sites at least 50 years old and located in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union counties. The 2017 East Tennessee Endangered 8 will be announced May 1 to kick off National Preservation Month. Info/ nomination form:

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How long are your arms? What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. (James 2:14-17 NRSV) The faith/works discussion is 2,000 years old, but we still struggle with it. The problem is that having faith is fairly easy. We believe in God, trust in Jesus, and worship regularly and devoutly. However, when the going gets tougher, when we actually have to do something about our faith, take a stand, whether it is popular or not, face opposition or even real danger, what do we do? Pass the buck? Think someone else will fix it? There are children dying now in sub-Saharan Africa, for lack of food. The pictures of these babies will break your heart: Their eyes are large because their cheeks are sunken, their mothers’ eyes are hopeless because they have no food for themselves and precious little for their


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Lynn Pitts Chefs Phyllis and Dr. Stan Miller lead a “Cooking for Wellness” workshop as part of a previous Living Fully Conference. The event, scheduled again for this weekend at Central Baptist Church, offers sessions in nearly 20 topics. Photo submitted children. My arms are not long enough to reach every hungry child. My wallet is not full enough to help every person in need. But there are ways to make a difference. Recently, at an intersection I pass every day, there has been a man standing there, holding a sign, asking for food. For various reasons I passed by without stopping. However, the other day, I rolled down my window and told him how to find a place that would help him. He thanked me. I haven’t seen him since.

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■■ Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike, will host its annual yard sale for Missions, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the church. All proceeds go to missions and all leftovers go to Angelic Ministries and KARM. Lunch available onsite. Sale held indoors. Items include clothing, jewelry, tools, furniture, luggage and

■■ Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, will host the Vegetarian Society of East Tennessee, 6 p.m. Sunday, April 2. Demonstration by Jessie Nguyen of Viet Grill food truck. Cost: $4, or $10 per family. Potluck supper follows. Info: or 865-546-5643. ■■ Tennessee Valley Unitarian

Food, health, hobbies at Central Baptist By Carol Z. Shane Joyce Wyatt of Central Baptist Church in Bearden is excited about this weekend’s Lifelong Learning Living Fully conference, offered by the Knox County Association of Baptists. “This is our third year,” she says. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for the community to participate in.” Included will be sessions on Alzheimer’s awareness, presented by Alzheimer’s of Tennessee director of programs Linda Johnson; Financial Musings with Warren Payne, owner of Fountain Leasing; and Estate Planning, presented by Angelia Nystrom, JD, LLM. Participants can also learn about the iPad/iPhone in two sessions: GetUniversalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, will host Sing Out Knoxville, a folk singing circle open to everyone, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Info: or 865-546-5643. ■■ Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road, will hold the following special services – Wednesdays through March 29: 6 p.m. Lenten Meal, 7 p.m. Lenten Worship; 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., April 9: Palm

ting Started and Helpful Apps. Bill and Grady Regas, former owners of Regas Restaurant, will offer Hospitality: Personal and Professional, in which they’ll discuss how to share your home and yourself joyously and graciously. There’s plenty of fun stuff: Lisa Stockton will offer ideas for upcycling your throwaways in Trash to Treasure; Leonard Palladino, owner of Always in Bloom, will present Blooms, Blooms, Blooms for the aspiring flower gardener; Plate It Up by registered dietitian Linda Brooks will show you how to eat the Mediterranean way to improve blood pressure and cardiovascular and mind health. There are also sessions on fitness

Sunday Services, worship with Holy Communion; 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, Maundy Thursday; 7 p.m. Friday, April 14, Easter Cantata, “The Seven Last Words of Christ”; 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., April 16, Easter Sunday Services, Worship with Holy Communion. Info: 865-690-9201. ■■ Solway UMC, 3300 Guinn Road, hosts a women’s Bible study 10 a.m. each Thursday. The group is led by Cindy Day. Info: 865-661-1178.

after age 50, landscape design, home safety, genealogy and more. “We usually have 60 to 80 people,” says Wyatt, “but we’d love to have 120! When you look at what we’re offering – why, you would pay hundreds of dollars for the info we’re giving.” The Knoxville Association of Baptists’ Lifelong Learning - Living Fully conference runs from 6-8:30 p.m. this Friday, March 31, and from 8:30 a.m.-noon this Saturday, April 1, at Central Baptist Church, 6300 Deane Hill Drive. The event is free, and free childcare is available upon request; contact Brook Hanks at childcare@ Info: 865-588-0586 or visit



■■ Cumberland Estates Recreation Center, 4529 Silver Hill Drive. Info: 865-588-3442.

■■ “Joint Pain, Don’t Let It Slow You Down,” a free orthopedics seminar presented by Tennova Healthcare. Turkey Creek Medical Center Johnson Conference Center, 10820 Parkside Drive: 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4; 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. Physicians Regional Medical Center Emerald Room, 930 Emerald Ave.: 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. Register at least one day prior to seminar. Info/registration: or 1-855-TENNOVA (836-6682).

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Directed by Leeann Parker, students sing “Things Change” about having a change of heart.

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‘Bugz!’ steals hearts of Bearden Elementary audience By Kelly Norrell An audience of nearly 300 enjoyed the March 23 Bearden Elementary production of the musical “Bugz!” performed by firstand second-graders and directed by music teacher Leeann Parker. About 120 students dressed as army ants, butterflies, fireflies, ladybugs and bumblebees – plus one stinkbug – told the story of a bugs’ picnic that is disrupted when a stinkbug wants to come. The play is about acceptance, of course, and the bugs’ change of heart. In brightly colored costumes accented with antennae and tulle wings, students performed six songs and delivered lines

without a hitch. The charismatic stinkbug got thunderous applause. Parker, who directs musical performances by every age level each year, managed the production without a hitch. “I chose the musical “Bugz!”, written by John Jacobson, because the first-graders usually are learning about metamorphosis during the springtime. Our students have released butterflies in years past, and I felt like it might be a way to connect with their science curriculum,” she said. She said parent volunteers decorated the stage, helped with costumes and lines, and designed the program.

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The stinkbug (in gray) delights both the cast and the audience with his lines.

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Cash For Classrooms Angela Floyd checks out the new futon purchased by Adrian Burnett Elementary fifthgrade teacher Austin Bilbrey. He used his Cash for Classrooms money to purchase the futon for students to read in the classroom library, books and general school supplies for the students.

Corryton Elementary kindergarten teacher Annette Benson and Angela Floyd show just a few of the items purchased with the Cash for Classrooms money. Benson purchased road paint and plans to design an outdoor math learning center with assistance from her students. Once complete, the project will benefit all grades at the school. Photos by Ruth White

Central High teacher Christopher Hammond used his Cash for Classrooms money to help establish the Emma Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will go to a graduating senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher who completes 12 hours of community service their senior year, a 500-word written essay and who must be attending college in the medical field. The first scholarship of $1,000 will be presented on senior awards day in May. Pictured with a banner for a benefit are Hammond’s clinical internship students (front) Digna Vazquez, Eva Lane, Courtney Hatcher, sponsor Angela Floyd; (back) Hammond, Keegan Lyle, Demi Berry, Lindsey Kidd, Haley Langley and Austin Kesterson.

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5 from Knoxville Rotary visit projects in Zimbabwe By Tom King

Five members of the Rotary Club of Knoxville (RCK) recently returned from Zimbabwe to help dedi■■ Brannon McNeillie, CPA, cate a dam has been that was promoted Tom King repaired to manager through a Rotary Internain the Audit Department tional grant and celebrate of Coulter & with the villagers in BuJustus. Branlawayo South. On the non holds a trip were RCK presiBachelor’s in dent  Allen Pannell, Business Advice president  Jody ministration McNeillie Mullins, past Disand a Master’s trict 6780 governor of Accountancy from East Frank Rothermel, past Tennessee State University. president Townes Osborn He has been with Coulter & and world community serJustus since July 2012. vice committee chair Bob ■■ Eileen McQuain, CPA, has been promot- Marquis. The group also visited ed to manager another village where RCK in the Tax Demember Phil Mitchell arpartment. Eileen has her ranged a dedicated grant master’s from through the club’s founHawaii Pacific dation to provide food for University. village children who were She has been starving due to a severe with Coulter & drought in 2016. Justus for four McQuain Also, the RCK delegayears. tion spent time with the ■■ Paula Kelley and Deanna club’s Rotary partners in MendenhallBulawayo and stayed at the Miller have Nesbitt Castle Hotel. In ad-


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New beginning for Butch Jones

This is an exciting time in Tennessee football. Can you see the sparks and feel the thrill? It is the new beginning of Butch Jones’ coaching career. He has a new boss. He has five new primary assistants. He will have a new quarterback. This is Butch’s secondbest chance to become one of the truly famous leaders in Victor the game. His first was when Ashe Dave Hart coaxed him away from Cincinnati as the replacement for Derek Dooley. He received a motivational boost in pay and inherited he says he wants to listen to the residents. He had not great facilities and the rich met at the time of the inter- Tennessee tradition. Even with roster deficienview with Sandi Robinson, cies, some degree of success longtime West Hills resident and sidewalk advocate. seemed certain. There was almost no way Jones could do Roberto favors the Lady worse than his predecessor. Vols name being restored Butch, indeed, built brick at UT. One of his council by brick and made considopponents, Wayne Chriserable progress but did not tensen, named prominent set the proverbial woods on attorney and former state fire. His recruiting classes Rep. Richard Krieg as his were better than his 30treasurer. Krieg has a long 21 record. He lost a couple record in local politics. he should have won. Some ■■ Former U.S. ampearls of wisdom were misbassador to Chad and construed. Critics sneered. Benin, Jim Knight, who Timing wasn’t too good has retired to Tellico with but “champions of life” and his wife, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at “five-star hearts” sounded noble enough to me. the Howard Baker Center at UT. The public is invited to hear his talk on relations between the U.S. and African nations. ■■ Former U.S. Sen. and Vice President Al Gore turns 69 on March 31. He Harry Brooks’ Opportulives in the Belle Meade nity Scholarship Pilot Proarea of Nashville. Former gram was drafted to provide city council member Larry private school scholarships Cox turns 75 on Thursday, to students in public school March 30. districts that have at least 30 schools performing in the state’s bottom 5 percent. In other words, Mem■■ Doug Harris, former school phis. board chair, led a behindAnd although they didn’t the-scenes effort to persuade exactly tell him to take his the board to retain interim superintendent Buzz Thomas bill and shove it, droves for another year. It was no-go. of Memphians traveled to – S. Clark Nashville last week to at-

Roberto has website for council race Former Election Commissioner Andrew Roberto, 40, who lives on Hayslope Drive in the new Westmoreland, is an attorney and is also running for the District 2 (Duane Grieve) seat on Knoxville City Council. He Roberto is a single parent who shares custody of his two daughters, Kylie and Hannah, with their mother. He is the only candidate in this district who currently has a website at www. The website does not yet specify his stands on issues. He wants to “give back” to the community. He wants to spend time listening to voters. He attends Cokesbury United Methodist Church. While a Democrat, he favors nonpartisan elections for city office. Roberto says he does not anticipate Mayor Madeline Rogero getting involved in council races. He says he “has not heard any argument which makes me think we should increase taxes” in the city. On the Sheffield Drive sidewalk,

GOSSIP AND LIES ■■ A quick way to a good job is to make noises about running for governor. Bill Hagerty is the new U.S. ambassador to Japan. What’s up for Beth Harwell as Team Haslam clears the path for Randy Boyd?

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Last season was a double disappointment. The Vols managed to miss out on the SEC East championship in that inexplicable setback at South Carolina. At Vanderbilt, the Vols played themselves out of the Sugar Bowl. Just guessing, but there may have been some unrest in the ranks. Fans certainly fretted. This is almost like starting over. New deck of cards. The youth movement is complete. The depth problem has been reduced. In theory, 32 of 44 from the two-deep chart are returning. That sounds really good until you notice that many of the best players are gone. There is now more ordinary optimism where wild and wonderful expectations once lived. There is talent and better odds on development. Some who were injured have healed. Competition at several positions is already obvi-

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Bride, is seeking to move up. A potential primary opponent has emerged. State Rep. Roger Kane is eyeing a courthouse post. He’s already announced he won’t seek re-election to the Legislature. Foster Arnett has been an anomaly among officeholders. He’s tough to work for, has sued the county for an unhealthy work environment (mold), and forgot that collecting hotel/motel taxes is part of his job. Yet he beat well-known Republicans Mike McMillan and Scott Moore in the 2010 primary and handily defeated former clerk Mike Padgett in 2014. Witt won’t commit on Arnett’s tenure, but she sees similarities between the duties of register and clerk.

“I have extensive experience in how a fee office works. Voters can have conf idence in my ability to operate a fiscally responsible clerk’s ofSherry Witt fice without compromising the level of service they deserve.” Witt has served as president of the state registers association and was voted Tennessee’s Outstanding Register in 2015. She is proud of her record in the register’s office. “We have reduced staff and budget over 10 years,” she says. Her office is totally paperless, with records stored electronically, saving

For another half a million, Butch purchased extensive experience and credibility in Brady Hoke. The former head coach at Michigan has a giant reputation among defensive line coaches. He does face a challenge. The Tennessee head coach changed the offensive staff without changing the offense. Tight end coach Larry Scott made the big jump, to coordinator, and undoubtedly influenced the selection of quarterbacks coach Mike Canales and wide receivers coach Kevin Beard. All three have south Florida ties. Walt Wells’ Middle Tennessee recruiting connections helped him become offensive line coach. What all this says is Butch Jones has improved his chances of moving on up in the world. Contract extension? Five million instead of four? Joy, joy, strike up the band. All we need now are defensive tackles, outside linebackers, secondary solidity and results. Nine more wins might satisfy John Currie until Butch can get to 10. (Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

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tend the Education Administration & Planning Committee meetings so they could let Brooks know what they think of his Memphisonly voucher plan: “Our community has to suffer the consequences of

Witt embarks on race for clerk Sherry Witt is a wellliked, respected county officeholder who will find herself out of work in late 2018. So the register of deeds for 10 years is seeking to become Knox County clerk. “There’s an opening in the clerk’s office and I’m applying,” she says. Term limits will kick in next year for Mayor Tim Burchett, Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones, Witt and Clerk Foster Arnett. In addition, Cathy Quist Shanks has said she will not run for re-election as clerk of Circuit and Sessions courts. Witt, 58, has worked in the register’s office since she graduated from UT. She was chief deputy to Steve Hall before taking the top job. Now her deputy, Nick Mc-

ous in spring drills. If what we hear from players is fact instead of fiction, Rock Gullickson lit the fire that is supposed to warm up the future. He was an all-NFL strength and conditioning coach who just happened to be unemployed when Butch called. I can still hear Jones’ enthusiastic endorsement … “We are ecstatic to welcome Rock … I know what he stands for as a coach and a person … he fits the culture we are continuing to build at UT … he has a comprehensive plan that I truly believe our players will greatly benefit from … he is passionate about his work, tireless, detail-oriented, and has a tremendous track record of developing and motivating players … he will provide the type of training needed to compete at the highest level.” That sounded to me like Butch had a need and Rock had a chance to meet it. No question about defensive backs coach Charlton Warren. He got a very large pay increase to come from North Carolina to fill a void. If he teaches corners to look back for the football, he will be worth all $450,000 a year.

about a million copies per year. She has reduced staff through attrition as technology has made recordkeeping more efficient. The office currently has 22 fulltime and six part-time seasonal positions. Witt’s family includes daughters Shay and Chelsey; son-in-law Shane Gordon; and grandsons Grelyn and Seth. The life of an officeholder is busy, she says. Office hours are 8-4:30 weekdays. Some days start with a pre-work breakfast meeting. Many evenings are committed to nonprofits or Republican clubs. She is not worried about a primary opponent. “I grew up with seven brothers and sisters,” she says. “I’ve had to fight for everything I’ve got.”

your decisions,” one parent said. “We have the highest poverty rate in any county of this size in the state of Tennessee. That’s real and with that comes challenges. When you take dollars out, you’re taking resources.” Democratic Rep. Johnnie Turner, a retired educator who represents an innercity Memphis district, said the voucher bill will siphon $19 million from the resources of the schools she represents. “Leave Shelby County alone,” Turner said. “Go pick somebody else’s schools to be your whipping dog. Why do we always have to be the dumping ground?” Brooks responded that his bill is about giving families the choice of removing their children from failing schools and sending them to private schools. His cosponsor John DeBerry (a Democrat and a staunch supporter of charter and voucher bills) was pretty much Brooks’ only Memphis ally. DeBerry accused the crowd of “acting as though the zombies are going to come out and the moon is going to turn to blood if we pass vouchers.” Raumesh Akbari, another Memphis Democrat, challenged Brooks to show consistent proof that vouchers work. “You’re stepping into an area that is not your area,

and you’re coming into my county and you’re telling us how we’re going to handle it. … If you want vouchers, include your county in it.” Another big stumbling block is end of term testing. Children receiving vouchers will be required to take the TNReady test. Non-voucher students won’t. Republican Ron Lollar, from Bartlett, was no kinder to Brooks than the rest of the Shelby County delegation. “Everybody should have to take the same test. … There’s words for what you do to one child that you don’t do to all of them, and I think the courts will have something to say about that.” Knox County school board member Jennifer Owen makes a weekly trip to Nashville to observe educational issues being debated. It was standing room only inside the hearing room, where the crowd was admonished not to cheer. Not so with the large overflow crowd in the hall, watching the proceedings on wall-mounted TV sets, cheering their side on. “There were about 40 people in the hall when I went in. When I came out there were at least 65 or 70, and they were overwhelmingly anti-voucher,” she said. In the end, HB0126 passed on a voice vote.

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The woman in the mirror After bariatric surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, sometimes the simplest things bring the greatest pleasure to those who have the procedure. “I can paint my toenails, girlfriend!” Tiara-Lady Wilson says with a laugh as she pulls her feet up into the chair to sit crosslegged. “And look what I can do now!” Wilson is an energetic woman with an infectious laugh and a positive attitude. It’s the same attitude that has helped her succeed in life, even winning the title of Miss Tennessee State University in 1998. It’s also the same attitude that has sustained her through years of medical problems that caused her to gain 100 pounds. Wilson began taking medications for pain and weakness from musculoskeletal issues and after receiving a diagnosis as bipolar when she was in graduate school. Later, she was found to have gestational diabetes during both of her pregnancies, but her blood sugar went back to normal until she was prescribed steroids for some fresh issues with pain. Steroids raised her blood sugar level, and diabetes reared its ugly head. Additional thyroid problems made a perfect storm for significant weight gain. “The weight just ballooned,”

she says. “I watched my body literally morph in front of me.” The woman in the mirror, once confident in her skin and comfortable with her size, became someone Wilson hardly recognized. “I describe it as ‘that other woman,’ and I didn’t like what I saw,” Wilson says. It was particularly frustrating because Wilson was eating natural and healthy foods. Sure, she had occasional snacks, but she wasn’t one to overdo. “I didn’t get it, because I wasn’t eating doughnuts, I wasn’t eating (chips), I wasn’t doing these things that you normally think people are doing when they’re gaining weight,” Wilson says. In October of 2013 she stepped on the scales and weighed in at 313 pounds. She was mortified. “I was miserable, and when I looked in the mirror I wasn’t seeing who I knew God created me to be,” Wilson says. On the inside, she could feel diabetes shutting her body

down. “I was sticking myself 10 times a day to give myself insulin or to check my blood sugar,” Wilson says. “Being a diabetic was a job. I was over that.” Wilson describes it as “dying a slow death,” with her children serving as witnesses. She decided she had to take action. “I want to be an active mother,” Wilson says, “I want to dance in the rain; I want to live!” With behavioral therapy classes, a focus on clean eating, and positive thinking, Wilson began to feel better, but she was still morbidly obese and diabetes was still a problem. When Wilson decided to attend a weight loss seminar and heard from bariatric surgeon Jonathan Ray, MD, she had a great feeling about it. She learned the procedure was less expensive than she had previously thought, and the bonus was that the surgery would be performed at Fort Sanders Regional. “I trust Covenant Health, and it made me comfortable that Tiara-Lady Wilson got I was going to be her groove back after at a hospital that weight loss surgery at I trust,” Wilson Fort Sanders Regional says, “and that and even participatthey had partnered ed in a fashion show with doctors who for post-bariatric would be of the patients.

The ‘How?’ and ‘Why?’ of bariatric surgery Obesity has become a significant national health issue. Our society is overweight. The foods we eat are often poor choices and can lead to obesity. Morbid obesity, defined as having a BMI over 35 and being at risk for obesity-related health issues, is closely correlated with serious medical conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. The Fort Sanders Center for Bariatric Surgery is the answer to the prayers of many who battle obesity and its accompanying issues. Bariatric surgeons Mark Colquitt, MD, and Jonathan Ray, MD, have helped more than 2,200 patients lose close to 200,000 pounds through a combination of

surgical, spiritual and emotional support. The atmosphere at the Center for Bariatric Surgery is one of support and encouragement. Many of our staff members have undergone bariatric surgery and use their experience to help others be successful on their journey. The surgeons offer two main options for their patients: laparoscopic gastric bypass (usually done as a robotic procedure), in which a smaller stomach pouch is created and a portion of the small intestine is rerouted to the pouch; and sleeve gastrectomy, which removes a portion of the stomach and creates a narrower digestive tube. “The safety of bariatric surgery has improved greatly,” Dr.

Colquitt said. “Today, the surgical risk of the procedure is comparable to having a gallbladder removed.” He said in most instances, the patient goes home within 24 hours after surgery. “But in order for bariatric surgery to succeed, people have to commit to making the lifestyle changes to support the choice,” Dr. Colquitt said. Dr. Ray added, “Our team will be there for the patient before and after the procedure. We can get them to the door, but they have to walk through it.” “Our goal is to promote health and wellness and support an obesity-free lifestyle,” they say, “and to help our patients become more productive – and fully engaged in life.”

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same standard as the doctors I was used to in the Covenant system.” By the day of her surgery, she had lost a total of 56 pounds on her own. While it was an accomplishment to be proud of, she still needed to lose more weight, and she still hadn’t conquered her diabetes. Her surgery was performed in late 2015, and today Wilson has lost about an additional 100 pounds. And she’s most interested in living life and spreading positivity. Wilson has been commissioned as a Stephen Minister at Fort Sanders Regional, providing spiritual care to patients, families and staff at the hospital where she was born, where she was once an employee, and where she had the surgery that changed her life. She’s also created a video blog to share her experiences, and encourage women to be their best and happiest. “For me, this was such a blessing,” Wilson says. “I thank God for Dr. Ray because he gave me the opportunity to live again.” To learn more about bariatric surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, visit or call 865-331-BAR1 (2217).

Get to know bariatric surgeon Jonathan Ray, MD Q Where are you from and where did you attend medical school? A I am from Thibodaux, Louisiana, and I attended LSU Medical

School in New Orleans.

Q What types of bariatric surgery do you offer to patients? A At Fort Sanders Regional, we perform Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Lap Band and the Loop Duodenal Switch surgeries.

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Q How long have you been doing bariatric surgery? A I started performing bariatric surgery 14 years

ago in Blount County. In 2013, Dr. Mark Colquitt and I joined with Covenant Health to practice at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.

Q What sort of comprehensive programs does Fort Sanders Regional offer for bariatric patients? A The hospital has the Fort Sanders Center for Bariatric Surgery, which is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement. We offer regular education, dietary information, exercise programs, psychological support and support groups with lifelong follow up to help focus on long-term success. Q What is the most rewarding part of being a bariatric surgeon? A I love witnessing the dramatic improvement and resolution of ma-

jor medical issues like diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia, and overall improvement in the patients’ well-being as well as the weight loss. Seeing patients get excited about life again is very rewarding.

Q How can those interested in making a life change through bariatric surgery learn more? A We offer free bariatric seminars led by a physician two to three times per month at various locations in East Tennessee. More information is also available at

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DRIVERS - Getting Home is Easier. Nice Pay Package. BCBS + Other Benefits. Monthly Bonuses. No-Touch. Chromed out Trucks w/ APU’S. CDL-A. 855-200-4631

2010 CHRYSLER 300 FOR SALE - Black, costumed chrome, 22’ costumed wheel, $9,900. (865)-599-5192. CHEVROLET IMPALA - 04. Looks/Runs great,well maint. 104 mi., $3,400. (865)566-7089. FORD Crown Vic LX 2007, silver, immac., leather, runs great, very good tires, $3900. (865)253-2400. HONDA ACCORD - 2009. 3.5L V6, Silver/Black, FWD, clean title, 41,200 mi., $3,600. (931)269-2011. KIA OPTIMA - 2014. Automatic, power locks, power windows. 27,000 miles. $13,800 (865)-567-2522. PONTIAC G6 2009. Clean, low miles, gray metallic, tinted pwr windows, 3.6L V6, AT, $8500. 865-805-2068. TOYOTA SOLARA - 2007. Cvtbl!SLE. New R f,Da sh,T.Belt ,tr s.Runs pfct.27mpg. 172,292 mi., $7,499. (865)237-3482.

Sports and Imports 2012 FIAT 500 ABARTH - Red. Leather, sunroof, navigation, 50,000 miles. $10,700 obo (865)408-0106. KIA OPTIMA SX Lmt Turbo 2013 Fully loaded, 10k mi, $15,500. (423)295-5393. Mazda RX7 1990 Conv., red/black top & leather vinyl int., rotary eng., 5 spd, 106K mi, 1 owner, $7500. 865583-7388; 865-556-8338 Nissan Altima SL 2012, leather, heated seats, moonrf, exc cond & records, 95K mi, $9600. (865)266-4410. TOYOTA COROLLA CE 2001. Exc. cond. in & out, low miles. $2995 OBO. 865-397-7918

Sport Utility Vehicles HONDA PILOT 2014. Touring, fully loaded, 49K mi., $23,500. Call (423)295-5393. JEEP WRANGLER - 1997. 1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport, Auto, 91,156 miles, clean title, everything works on it,4.0L I6, Price: $3100, White/ Tan. 91,156 mi., $3,100. (318)295-1896. JEEP WRANGLER - 1997. Auto, clean title, everything works on it,4.0L I6, $3100, White/ Tan 91,156 mi., $3,100. (318)295-1896.

Trucks 2007 CHEVROLET SILVERADO - Second owner. Super nice. 4.8 V8 automatic. 25K miles. Extended cab 4 door. $21,000 (865)-992-4488. 2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO LTZ 4X4, Pearl Wht./Tan Ltr., Factory Polished wheels and Steps, Trifecta bed cover. Gorgeous truck w/65000 Hi-way miles. Dealer service, One owner. $27500 Call 865-740-9300. Pictures available. TOYOTA TACOMA - 2002. Double Cab SR5 4x4, 3.4L V6, Automatic Transmission, RCD Lift Kit, titanium/gray, clean title, no accidents. 144,000 mi., $2,700. (225)283-6723.

Vans CHEVROLET ASTRO CONVERSION VAN with lift gate. Front and rear air. Really Loaded. 103k miles. $4990 (865)-308-2743. HONDA ODYSSEY EXL 2015, leather, DVD, loaded, 32K mi, $26,500. (423)295-5393.

Classic Cars 1959 Rambler, 4 dr, 42,800 act. mi, 6 cyl., 3 spd manual, AC, new master cyl., brake cylinders rebuilt, new tires, 3 owner TN car, $7500 obo. 865-250-2129. FORD - 1926. TT C Cab Stakebed Truck. Original. Wood spoke wheels. Antique tools. Runs. Was shown in AZ antique vehicle shows. $15k OBO. (865)257-2097.

$ 30,000


WE BUY • Travel Trailers • 5th Wheels • Popup Campers • Motorhomes

(423) 201-3824 Lafollette

fascia board repair, gutter guards, gutter cleaning. Call (865)936-5907

Home Maint./Repair

2002 DOLPHIN 36’ CLASS A RV - Excellent condition, Michelin tires, two slides, Satellite TV, extra clean, low mileage, work horse chassis, with 502 Chevy V8 motor, Large basement storage, New awnings, and slide-out covers. Recent full-svc at Work Horse Dealer. Asking $31,000. (865)-805-8038. 2012 20’ camper with super slide, Prowler by Heartland model 20RBS, AC & gas heat, gas refrig, lrg rear bathrm, $13,000. (865)995-1986. 2017 AVION CLASS B RV - Full warranty. 6,800 miles. $105,900 (865)-567-7879 or (865)-599-8797


HAROLD’S GUTTER SERVICE Will clean front & back, $20 & up. Quality work, guaranteed.


Farmer’s Mkt/ Trading Post Farm Equipment JOHN DEERE size 1020 diesel tractor w/canopy, perfect shape, $5500. (423)231-0044

Farm Products


BUY NOW & SAVE $$$$$

Announcements Adoptions ADOPT: Active woman wishes

to complete her family through adoption. Lifetime of love, opportunity and learning awaits. Call Anne-Michele 877-246-1447 Text 516- 305-0144

ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS AKC, $1500+. Visa-MC Accepted. (423)775-6044.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS AKC, West German bldlns, 7 M, 3 F, vet ck’d. health guar. $700. 865-322-6251.

ADOPT: Loving secure woman excited to adopt and share my life with your newborn. Expenses paid. Dianne: 1-800-321-7919.


GOLDENDOODLES - LABRADOODLES - YORKSHIRE TERRIERS - Quality puppies. Call or text 865-591-7220 GOLDENDOODLES F1B & LABRADOODLES F1, CKC reg, UTD on shots, health guaranteed. $900-$750. 423 488-5337

WANTED INFORMATION on Patty / Pepper Halstead Seaver for an injured party. Call (540)850-8377

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


Many different breeds Maltese, Yorkies, Malti-Poos, Poodles, Yorki-Poos, Shih-Poos, Shih Tzu. Shots & wormed. We do layaways. Health guar. Go to Facebook, Judys Puppy Nursery Updates. 423-566-3647 TOY POODLE puppy, male, 100% pure, crate & potty trained, choc & white, $850. (865) 221-3842 YORKIE puppies, males, parti, AKC reg, 7 wks, shots & wrmd, ready to go, $800. 865-376-7644; 865-399-3408

Cats CATS & KITTENS! - Fully vetted & tested. Come see us at PetSmart Turkey Creek on Saturday & Sunday Visit us on Facebook. 865-765-3400

Pet Supplies CIRCLE Y WESTERN SADDLE, 16”, double skirted & hand tooled, $350. (865)-425-9795


PATRIOT 16K 5th wheel hitch & rails, $500. 865-922-7838; 865-803-9114

Motorcycles/Mopeds 2007 YAMAHA V STAR 650 AND 2007 SUZUKI BERGMAN - Garage kept. Black with leather bags. 14k mi/ 400 cc scooter. also garage kept. Blue. Great gas mi. 14k mi. $3,500 OBO on either. (865)257-2097. 2015 HARLEY DAVIDSON - Dyna Glide, 2600 mi. Excellent condition. $10,825. Call/Text (865)250-6584. Kawasaki Concours 14 - 2008, Russel Day Seat, 3 Windshields, Headlight Eyebrows, Carbon-fiber Exhaust, Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT Tires. Always garaged, maintenance records, 43,000 miles, immaculate. Mucho Gusto!! (865)310-1601.


(423)200-6600 Livestock & Supplies


SUZUKI - 2004 1400 Intruder, adult owned, gar. kept, never damaged, $1850. 865-806-1252

Off Road Vehicles 2013 Polaris Ranger 800 EFI EPS One owner 950mi 170hr Good condition 423-871-1677

Merchandise Antiques ANTIQUE TIGER OAK FIREPLACE MANTLE - with beveled mirror. Mint condition. $1200. (865)591-3331


Cemetery Lots 3 prime lots at Lynnhurst Cemetery off Broadway, The Garden Box Sec. A, lot 311, spaces 8, 9 & 10. $1750 ea obo. Judy (865) 556-9769

30’Lx8’W. Full living w/ slide, leather sleeper sofa, mw, stove, elec/gas fridge, table, new q size mattress. AM/ FM/CD/TV. Sep bath w/full shwr. H&Air, ft canopy w/ canopy over slide. Elec ft jack, 2 battery, 2 gas btls, loading lights outside & stall area. lots of storage, used very little. Excellent condition. $28,000.

CALL 865-742-9308



CONDO/TOWNHOUSE IN WEST HILLS ON BROOME RD - There are renters there now and are willing to stay. Or could be home for you! Very nice community. Asking: $95,000.00. Call 865-207-9355.



WANT TO BUY 40 years of experience


POWER SPORTS DIVISION ODES S XS, S All Models in Stock Luxury Units with More Options - Less Cash Tech on Duty Parts, Tires, Accessories

I-40 Exit 347 N 1 Mile



AKC SHITZU PUPPIES - 3 boys, vet checked. The House of Little Lions (828)-884-7208 or 828-507-6079

Boats and motors also available

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD pup, Black tri male. AKC reg. Champion Bloodlines. Health guar/neuter contract. $400. (865)988-9082.


DACHSHUNDS & POMAPOOS PUPPIES POMAPOOS, 6 weeks old, all shots and dewormed, females $450 males $400. DACHSHUNDS, CKC reg., 6 weeks old, all shots and dewormed, $250. (931)-319-0000

$250 deposit $500/month. Includes water. Great for single, couple, etc. Studio size. Call Stuart (865)-335-0294 / (865)-279-9850

1 BR Apt Now Available

ELDERLY OR DISABLED COMPLEX A/C, Heat, Water & Electric Incl, OnSite Laundry, Computer Center & Resident Services Great location! On the Bus Line! Close to Shopping!

for more information

PINNACLE PARK APTS. Downtown Knoxville Open every Saturday from 12-4pm. Please call 865-523-9303 for info.


Beautiful 2BR 2BA, 2 car garage, gas fireplace, brand new paint!, ALL SEASON enclosed porch, new W.H., $162,500. No agts. (865)387-5824

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

For Sale By Owner FOR SALE BY OWNER - Gatlinburg- Ski View Drive, 2-3 BR, 2 BA, sweeping views of Mt. LeConte, Ober ski slopes, and valley below. Unit sold furn. No overnight rentals. $155,000 and up. (865)257-5759 FSBO Executive Home Fox Den 8 years old 4bd/4.5 ba Custom 2-story on golf course Owner Financing available $895,000 Call 865-414-9455

Apartments - Furnished A CLEAN, QUIET EFFICIENCY. - Util., no pets, smoke free. Ftn. City. $550 (423)306-6518 NE KNOX- Lrg 1 BR 1 BA for 1 PERSON. Upstairs loft duplex. 900 sq. feet. Clean & peaceful, $550 water incl. + sec. deposit. NON SMOKER (INSIDE/ OUT). NO PETS. NO DRUGS. 865-4564424 Cell/Text. WALBROOK STUDIOS 865-251-3607 $145 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lease.

Apartments - Unfurn.

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

Lawn & Garden 2000 JOHN DEERE GATOR 6X4 - LOWEST Price: $2100. Contact me: (901)504-4875 2012 TORO 0-turn mower, 42” cut, $1800. 865-922-7838; 865-803-9114 JOHN DEERE rear engine mower, $550. (865)806-1252

Med Equip & Supplies LIFT CHAIR REPAIR - Chair wood has broken and needs to be repaired. Please call (727)742-7459. Located in off Top side Rd. Louisville, TN.


1,2,3 BR



*Pools, Laundries, Appl. *5 min. to UT & airport


Cherokee West $625 South - Taliwa Gardens $585 - $625 1 1/2 bth, W/D conn. (865) 577-1687 BEST DEAL OUT WEST! 1BR from $395-$425. 2BR $550-$750. No pets. Parking @ front door. (865)470-8686.

There’s no place!

Real Estate

GODIN Freeway Floyd guitar $400; Fender 212R amp, $300; Ludwig drum set $750. (865)806-1252

Store Fixtures SHOWCASES FOR SALE. FRONT LOAD 6’ H, 6’ W, 22” D & (1) 8’ antique oak showcase. Call 865-250-9280

ACTION ADS 922-4136

WANTED: Studio or 1 BR on ground floor, quiet area. Can pay $425-$500 mo. Brian (865) 361-4690

Homes Unfurnished HOME FOR RENT KARNS - 3BR, Brick, basement rancher, immaculate, newly remodeled, 3 BR, 1 BA, large living room with fireplace, den / dining room, large kitchen with appliances, hardware floors, large yard wiwth nice view, central Heating/Air, no smoking. Small pet negotiable. Credit & reference chek. 1 year. lease $1000/month $500 deposit. (865)690-0245 NEWLY REMODELED HOME - near Powell, handicap acces. built in ramp at front and balcony deck in back. 2br 1b with eat in kitchen. Large dining room/living room and den with hardwood floors, garage. water furn. $950 mo. & $1000 deposit. 423-593-8010. NORTH, Broadway St. Mary’s area. 3 BR, brick rancher, lease, no pets, no vouchers, $800 mo. Crabtree O/A 865-588-7416.

Real Estate Rentals

KUBOTA TRACTOR w/belly mower, live PTO diesel eng., low hrs, exc cond, $7500. (865)579-5923



144 Creekwood Way, Seymour

Wanted to Buy

Standing Timber

for appointment

Call 865-523-4133 TODAY


90 Day Warranty



Rent Based on Income, Some Restrictions Apply

Real Estate Sales

GOOD AS NEW APPLIANCES 2001 E. Magnolia Ave.

Or Physically Mobility Impaired 1 & 2 BR, utilities included. Laundry on site. Immediate housing if qualified. Section 8-202.



HAVENESE PUPS AKC, home raised, health guar. 865-259-7337

MALTI POO Beautiful Toy Dark Red Female, crate trained, shots, $600. (865) 399-7595


TDD 1-800-927-9275

for information leading to whereabouts of 55 year old Tim Spradlin of Seymour. He has not been seen since Sept. 2016. Please call (865) 748-6467

GREAT PYRENEES puppies, 6 wks old, shots & wormed, (865)227-5299

Jack Russell/Min Pins puppies, beautiful, Perfect gift. $150 each (865) 237-3897



GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES - Born February 6th, both parents AKC, $750. (865)-388-0987


Visit Us Online at or call 865-681-3030


JET SKI LIFT - For dock. Excellent condition. Drives on wheel crank. Good time to mount with water level down. Asking $800 (865) 556-2800



Vehicles Wanted


Call (865)281-8080



We have been manufacturing boat docks for over 20 years. TimberTech decking, steel or alum. decks, kits or turnkey. Any phase of completion. We have built over 1,000 docks.


Retired Vet. looking to keep busy.




Can fix, repair or install anything around the house! Appliances, ceramic tile, decks, drywall, fencing, electrical, garage doors, hardwoods, irrigation, crawlspace moisture, mold & odor control, landscape, masonry, painting, plumbing. Any Remodeling Needs you wish to have done or completed!





Campers & RV’s

WANTED 1946-75 Chevy Convertible; 1946-75 GM Convertible; 197076 Chevy or GM 2 door; 1967-73 Camaro. Any condition. Fast cash. (330) 722-5835.

865-216-5052 865-856-8106

General Services


ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES - AKC registered. 1st shots, vet checked. $1800. Call (423) 519-0647.

German Shepherd puppies, AKC/CKC, all shots, pics on facebook/tennesseeshepherd $450. (423)619-9840

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DOBERMAN PUPS, AKC, Sire XL natl & intl champ - 125 lbs, Dam Lrg Russian champ. - her sire was 2013 World Champ. $750. Credit cards accepted. 615-740-7909

Apartments - Unfurn.


Duplx/Multplx UnFurn WEST - family neighborhood, w/d connection, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, new carpet. $805 monthly, 1 yr lease. 865-216-5736

Real Estate Commercial Offices/Warehouse/Sale COMMERCIAL Office Condo, West Knox 2000 sf w/5 offices, kitchen, conference room $147,900 Call Brackfield & Associates 865-691-8195

Lots & Acreage/Sale 2.26 ACRES, vacant land. 4400 Whittle Springs Rd. Zoned O1. $185,000. (865)544-1717

Offices/Warehouses/Rent OFFICE SUITES West Knox-Huxley Rd. 100 sf – 400 sf, Full Service Contract Call Brackfield & Associates 865-691-8195 OFFICE S. David Lane, 1200 sf, 5 offices, 2ba/ kitchen. $1500/mo Call Brackfield & Associates 865-691-8195

Retail Space/Rent


KNOXVILLE Large neighborhood area with heavy traffic. Call today for more info 865-560-9989

Shopper news • March 29, 2017 • B-3

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Parkwest Medical Center Bill and Kaylan Barber, Athens, a girl, Raelynn Kate Jessica Frye, Clinton, a girl, Sawyer Grace Thomas and Kathleen Allen, Knoxville, a boy, Luke Thomas Jonathan and Robin Miller, Corryton, a boy, Easton James Lance and Brittany Ford, Knoxville, a boy, Nash Reagan Paul and Melanie Shedlock, Knoxville, a girl, Madelyn Kenzie John and Shannon Jordan, Lenoir City, a girl, Elsie Grace Quinn Chris Bunch and Amber Waters, Lenoir City, a boy, Owen Royce Corey and Allison Fritz, Knoxville, a girl, Rowan Oakleigh Ben and Amy Wendel, Knoxville, a girl, Willa Ruth Jeff and Laura Eiche, Ten Mile, a boy, Jaxon Riley Caleb and Hally Hurst, Knoxville, a boy, Landon Jett Nathaniel and Katheryn Ogle, Knoxville, a girl, Alexandra Claire Samuel Blomstrom and Jessica Lister, Sweetwater, a boy, Samuel Abram Kraegen and Kelsey Caughron, Alcoa, a boy, Lewis Kraegen Jr. Scott and Dara Parker, Knoxville, a boy, Neil Isaac

Matthew and Lacy Ayala, Englewood, a boy, Landon Michael Ayala Tomekian Pennington and Kasandra Flood, Knoxville, a girl, Kai’lynn Bre’el Pennington Nicholas and Kelli Harvey, Harriman, a boy, Ezra Aaron Harvey Jonathan and Lauren Woodall, Powell, a boy, Austin Dean Woodall Anthony and Jordan Christopher, Knoxville, a boy, Beau David Christopher Travis and Miranda Fleming, Knoxville, a girl, Harper Caroline Fleming Chad and Jamey Clemens, Knoxville, a boy, Barrett John Clemens Sha’Davia Roberts, Knoxville, a girl, Carsyn A’Journey Roberts Matthew and Larissa Wheeler, Knoxville, a boy, Micah Steven Wheeler Cody Hensley and Emily Davidson, Mascot, a boy, Asher Shaine Hensley Andrew Lindsey and Courtney Holber, Heiskell, a girl, Adaleigh Marie Lindsey Michael and Chelcie Morrison, Knoxville, a girl, Miller Kate Morrison Nicholas and Victoria Davis, Knoxville, a girl, Aurora Claire Davis

Kyle Gluesenkamp and Caitlin Whiting, Knoxville, a girl, Sophie Josephine Whiting

Christopher Owen and Ashley Bumgardner, Knoxville, a boy, Zane Dewey

Jessup Estep and Crystal Price, Walland, a girl, Leilynn Jeshelle Estep

Dwayne and Natalie Mabe, Powder Springs, a boy, Henry Lloyd

Physicians Regional Medical Center Chad and Alison Feiock, Knoxville, a girl, Luella Jo Mark and Katie McElreath, Knoxville, a boy, William Mark Kelin and Tawnee Mock, Knoxville, a girl, Hadleigh Ryan Andy and Brooke Ellis, Knoxville, a girl, Cora Jade Lindsey Wright and Allen Mackey, Knoxville, a girl, Remedy Pristine Joseph and Krystin White, Knoxville, a girl, Maisyn Harper Andrew and Jamie Fultz, Morristown, a boy, Lincoln Joseph Whit and Allison Mahan, Maryville, a boy, James Whitfield Tyler and Cristine Schlandt, Norris, a girl John and Denise Quigley, Knoxville, a girl Troy and Amanda Harstad, Knoxville

Fort Sanders Travis and Tiffany Young, Knoxville, a boy, Grayson Vaughn Malain Mitchell and Jamya Gills, Knoxville, a girl, My`Ani Milan Dior

Kristi Newcomb, Knoxville, a girl, Arianna Joyce Aytionna Revels, Knoxville, a girl, Cour’Daisha Armanii

Miguel Carrera Garcia and Abigail Estrada Rodriguez, Knoxville, a girl, Angelica Xiomara

Andrew and Holly Ellis, Knoxville, a boy, Jackson Gillikin

Austin Hamilton and Sabrina Johnson, Knoxville, a girl, Legacy Ann Denise

Travis and Rebecca Carpenter, Maryville, a girl, Eden Drew

Scott and Jennifer Blake, Knoxville, a boy, Oliver Scott

Andrew and Jennifer Mitchell, Oak Ridge, a girl, Davina Rain

Steven Wilson and Rebecca Bowling, Knoxville, a girl, Kennedi Paige

Joshua and Jennifer Kerr, Powell, a boy, Henry Wayne

Steven and Shelby Norton, Athens, a boy, Alexander Ray

Tyler Lange and Jessica Camps, Knoxville, a girl, Gabriela Isabelle

Keith Jennings and Kristen Johnson, Anderson County, a girl, Kinslee Lynn

Steven and Linda Hicks, Maryville, a boy, Braxton Jay Jordan and Amie Graham, Knoxville, a girl, Scarlett Eric and Eva Catherine Griffith, Robbins, a girl, Tennessee Erica Annabell Derek and Andrea McFall, Knoxville, a girl, Emma Grace Ahmed Abid and Rusel Ibaawee, Knoxville, a girl, Selein Ahmed Kheirallah Sattar and Safa Naseem, Knoxville, a boy, Adnan Noah Kheirallah Christopher Hooper and Emma Hillier, Madisonville, a boy, James Howard Shahem Davis and Shaquila Marsh, Knoxville, a boy, Shy’Keese Deandre Allan Urvina Moncada and Shawny Garcia-Allen, Knoxville, a girl, Daleysa Sofia

Michael and Lauren Worley, Knoxville, a boy, Bridger Frederick Victoria Lumpkin, Knoxville, a boy, Titus James Mayjane Tracy, Kingston, a boy Boston Prince Jamie Hankins, Knoxville, a girl, Kinsley Revae Matthew and Whitney Novak, Knoxville, a boy, Lucian Reid Jacob Buchanan and Amber Ivey, Maryville, a girl, Layla Marie Rex Short Jr., Knoxville, and Amy Young, Powell, a girl, Olivia Lynn Kenneth and Sarah Coffey, Mascot, a boy Dylan Reid

Justin and Katie Taylor, Knoxville, a boy, Reece Matthew

Billy and Tabatha Pyles Jr., Clinton, a girl, Laynea Kay Noel Gregory Hall Jr. and Sidney McCaleb, Knoxville, a boy, Gregory Danwell Edward III Adam and Courtney Chapman, Knoxville, a girl, Carter Jayne Brandon and Sarah Tilley, Bybee, a boy, Paxton Elliot Timothy and Jessica Chittum, Sharps Chapel, a boy, Varian Leroy Alexander Christopher Fletcher and Emily Arnold, Clinton, a girl, Cora Skye Curtis and Ashli Roach, Maynardville, a girl, Lilith Alexandria Charles Millard and Megan Lazzaro, Knoxville, a boy, Liam Joseph Michael Wilson and Laurryn Trevathan, Seymour, a boy, Roman Lawrence Matthew and Joanna Law, Knoxville, a boy, Andrew Joseph Daniel and Amy Howe, Speedwell, a boy, Jackson Daniel Jessica Whitehead, Knoxville, a girl, Taylor Rae

Gary Rollins and Samantha Washam, Deer Lodge, a girl, Jordin Hope Micah and Casey Kidd, Onedia, a girl, Aria Ren

UT Medical Center Vineet Khullar and Shina Bhatia, Knoxville, a boy, Aariv Khullar Christopher and Cayce McKeon, Knoxville, a girl, Bailey Ann McKeon Jacob and Karrah Throntveit, Seymour, a girl, Teagan Dawn Throntveit David Johnston VI and Keri Vanderhoff, Maryville, a girl, Shay Renee Johnston Nathan and Emily Stansberry, Strawberry Plains, a girl, Olivia Belle Stansberry Caleb and Barbara Norris, Maynardville, a girl, Raylee Gene Norris Marshall and Whitney Dykes, Sevierville, a boy, Tatum Hayston Dykes Matthew and Megan Morrow, Knoxville, a boy, Easton Scott Morrow Samuel and Laura Morelock, Kingsport, a boy, Raylan Lane Morelock Danny Smith and Dimitra Parris, Sweetwater, a boy, Carsen Jay’vionn Smith Alexander and Kari Lapins, Knoxville, a girl, Margaret Katherine Lapins Charles and Tara Norman, LaFollette, a girl, Charlene Ameila Norman

Picture of the week

Paul Reno and Courtney Neff, Knoxville, a boy, Levi Alexander Eugene Reno

Spring flowers are budding across Knoxville as vibrant pops of color are bringing new life following the winter months. These beautiful blooms were found on the Dogwood Trail on Cherokee Blvd. Photo by Ruth White

Kyle Martinez and Sydney Newcomb, Talbott, a girl, McKenzie Grace NewcombMartinez

MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED ■■ Sean Calvin Adkins, 44, Knoxville, and Jessica Marie Ross, 38, Knoxville ■■ Ashley Michelle Anderson, 26, Knoxville, and Joseph Thomas Carmine Parisi, 26, Knoxville

Godfrey, 32, Knoxville

■■ Jack Finley Lippmann, 29, Knoxville, and Alison Rebecca Stamm, 29, Knoxville

■■ Christopher Timothy Clark, 51, Knoxville, and Oscar Amilcar Acosta, 47, Knoxville

■■ Monique Bianca Hawkins, 33, Knoxville, and David Vacha Jvoh Hearn, 36, Knoxville

■■ Corey Shane McNutt, 37, Knoxville, and Kristin Lee Fritzler Jackson, 26, Knoxville

■■ Paris Andrew Sands, 63, Knoxville, and Mary Ellen Hardy Matteson, 65, Knoxville

■■ Kyle David Higashi, 31, Knoxville, and Tori Brooke Scates, 21, Knoxville

■■ Brett Allen Miller, 32, Knoxville, and Meghan Shae Alcorn, 32, Knoxville

■■ Elijah James Seiple, 26, Fort Mill, S.C., and Anna Christine Hallahan, 27, Charlotte, N.C.

■■ Jennifer Emily Humbert, 26, Knoxville, and Kyle Thomas Hensley, 27, Knoxville

■■ Kelsey Kathleen Moore, 26, Knoxville, and Johnathan Adam Key, 31, Knoxville

■■ Brittany Nicole Hunter, 27, Knoxville, and Justin Tyler Lister, 30, Knoxville

■■ Christopher Matthew Noble, 29, Knoxville, and Roxanne Maria Johnson, 31, Knoxville

■■ Alexander Lamar Sherwood, 19, Knoxville, and Bonnie Marigrace Johnson, 18, Knoxville

■■ Kristopher Alan Barlitt, 34, Lake Worth, Fla., and Teia Nicole Young, 27, Lake Worth, Fla.

■■ Roy Ross Corum Jr., 73, Corryton, and Tatiana Alex Shestakova Corum, 51, Corryton

■■ Sarah Lauren Baugh, 25, Knoxville, and Dennis Coughlin, 25, Knoxville

■■ Allan Wayne Coste, 28, Knoxville, and Teresita Jarapa De Guzman, 35, Knoxville

■■ Jeffrey Scott Bronner, 20, Loudon, and Paige Michelle Escutia, 19, Knoxville ■■ Charles Bradley Brown, 26, Knoxville, and Katherine Marie McGee, 22, Knoxville ■■ Karly Alissa Buchanan, 24, Knoxville, and Grant Martin Gentry, 23, Knoxville ■■ Miguel Angel Campa Blas, 35, Knoxville, and Karina Cuevas Campos, 22, Knoxville ■■ Jeffrey Brian Chandler, 35, Knoxville, and Ashley Marie

■■ Richard Edward Rodriguez, 53, Knoxville, and Patricia Marie Kreisch Martin, 57, Knoxville

■■ Norman Leonard Hanson, 48, Powell, and Dhanwattie Kuarpaul, 46, Knoxville

■■ Jenna Lyn Cook, 24, Seymour, and Brian Robert Pierce, 23, Knoxville

■■ Lesean Tynia Brannon, 27, Knoxville, and Maria Renee Rogers, 28, Knoxville

■■ William Donavan Lankford, 30, Knoxville, and Kasie Rae Phelps, 27, Knoxville

■■ Scott A. Clark, 45, Knoxville, and Susan Kaye Schindler Cornett, 42, Maumee, Ohio

■■ Evan Michael Baird, 25, Clarksville, and Laura Kathryn Beard, 25, Knoxville

■■ Sydney Marie Bernard, 20, Knoxville, and Marc Owen Barber, 29, Knoxville

■■ Alma Delia Gutierrez Alvare, 28, Oak Ridge, and Noe Eleazar Martinez Rosales, 32, Oak Ridge

■■ Samuel Charles Curtis, 25, Knoxville, and Martha Evelyn Daniel, 24, Knoxville ■■ Paul Eugene Davies, 49, Knoxville, and Julie Mae Berry, 41, Knoxville ■■ Tyler Quinn Epperly, 23, Louisville, Tenn., and Brittany Ellen Hoffman, 25, Knoxville ■■ Austin James Farley, 20, Knoxville, and Sarah Nicole Hobby, 18, Knoxville

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health & lifestyles News From Parkwest, west kNoxville’s HealtHcare leader • • 374-Park

Friends at heart

The Heartbeats bond through fitness & friendship It’s been seven years since Richard Ashworth ignored his wife’s warnings and had what could’ve been a fatal heart attack. But here he is – still in the Parkwest Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program at Fort Sanders West. Still walking the treadmill. Still pedaling the bike. And still walking the walk of the heart patient four days a week. He has long since “graduated” from the 12-week, 36-session program, but he’s far from finished. Fate and heart disease might have brought him here, but friends – and maintaining a healthy heart – are what keeps him coming back. That’s why, in 2012, he started The Heartbeats, a diverse group of roughly 20 like-minded, mostly senior-somethings (mid 50s to 98!) who believe fitness and

friendship are good for the heart. While a few work out as many as five days a week, most of The Heartbeats can be found every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at the 8 a.m. rehab session. They’re the ones you’ll see smiling as they talk woodworking projects, swap books or share recipes as they move between exercise machines. You can also find them every other Monday at various restaurants around Knoxville as they take their social club on the road for either breakfast or lunch. Many come to the restaurant straight from their workouts, still wearing sneakers. They’ve even held a group picnic, and a Christmas luncheon drew 23. “It’s a great way to start the day,” said Ashworth, a retired salesman whose gift of gab

What is Cardiac Rehab? After a hospitalization caused by heart disease, cardiac rehabilitation is recommended by the American Heart Association. At the Parkwest Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program at Fort Sanders West, patients who have experienced a cardiac event are prescribed a program of education and exercise to help their recovery and improve their odds for avoiding a future visit to the hospital. Patients are evaluated at their first visit and usually follow a schedule of three to five days a week for up to 36 visits. The process includes meeting with an exercise physiologist for a program tailored to the patient’s needs and ability. Exercise can include treadmills, arm ergometers, stationary bicycles, elliptical machines, weights and steps. Each patient wears a heart monitor and is constantly being evaluated. The exercise program is updated as the patient progresses. The exercises at cardiac rehab are created specifically for the patient’s cardiac needs, and the additional medical monitoring creates a safer environment than at a public gym. “Cardiac rehab is recommended for all patients following a heart event,” said Parkwest Cardiac Rehab Manager Jon Dalton, MA, ASCM EP-C, CCRP. “Still most heart patients are reluctant to par-

Jon Dalton, MA, ACSM EP-C, CCRP ticipate. Studies have shown that completing the recommended 36 sessions of cardiac rehab results in more than a 40 percent reduction in secondary heart events, and increases the chances of survival – even if there is a secondary heart event. Patients who participate in cardiac rehab also have a much higher quality of life.” For more information about cardiac rehabilitation and heart health, visit CardiacRehab, or call Parkwest Cardiac Rehab at 865-531-5560.

Members of The Heartbeats working out and socializing on a recent Monday morning were, from left: Joe Chalmers, Nancy Nance, Opal Ellis, Don Tevault, Ginger Tevault, Jim Coffin, Sam Coley, Don Shell, Jim Holladay, Gary Johnson, Joann Hipshire, Marshall Ellis, Oscar Fowler, Richard Ashworth and Rita Holladay; sitting, Mike Garl; and kneeling, Floyd Hipshire.

has kept the group going even as members have come and gone over the years. “None of us knew each other prior to starting, but now we’re 15 to 20 of the greatest friends that you could ever want. This is not exclusive – anyone who wants can join. But those of us who want to come and break bread every other week, we have fun. As I say when I walk into a restaurant, ‘This is 15 senior citizens and we tip well’ and we get great service.” “They’ve had bypasses, stents, valve repairs, a lot of them have diabetes,” said Amy Dale, a registered nurse and case manager at Parkwest Cardiac Rehab. “They’ve gone through a lot of tragedies in their lives, losing spouses, losing children, and they’ve supported each other all through that. They keep up with one another. If somebody doesn’t show up, they’ll check on them. … It’s really sweet to see how they have bonded. They all have a common ground of heart disease, but it’s the friendships that go so much deeper. They come from different backgrounds, different walks of life. Each one of them has a different story and so much to add.” Mercedes Holmes had planned to join an exercise program when she retired in 2000 “but everything got in the way.” Then, after shortness of breath led to the discovery that her heart was functioning at only 35 percent, she began rehab. “Life has a way of sending you what you need when you need it,” she said. “I was a little hesitant. I thought, ‘Oh, God! What have I committed myself to?’ But I came and everybody – everybody – was so receptive, so helpful, and so knowledgeable, it was just the thing to do. I started with a class of about 19, and I’m the only one of that 19 who is in the maintenance program now. I hate that! All of us needed it!” Joann Hipshire began coming after suffering a stroke, which left her in need of physical and occupational therapy as well as three months of cardiac rehab. “I had no intentions of coming after my three months,” she said. “I was kind of angry that it had happened to me because I always considered myself to be in good health. I exercised, ate right and felt good. Suddenly, something happens and it was a shock to me. So I intended that after my three months was up, I was not coming back.” But her husband, Floyd Hipshire, had other plans. “I sat and watched her exercise for the first month and I decided I could do that same exercise she’s doing because it’s only an hour and the machines looked reasonably accessible to me,” said Floyd. “So I

went ahead and got an order from my doctor because I have atrial fibrillation and he agreed that it would probably be beneficial to me, and I started the next month.” “After the three months was up, Floyd said, ‘Let’s just keep on.’ I thought, ‘Well thank you, dear Lord! I’ve tried for 50 years to get him do something!’” said Joann. “My idea was I was going to keep coming in order to keep him coming. It’s now been six years, but we’ve supported each other. It is a great support group and we’re all supportive of each other.” Wanda Cox began coming with her husband to maintenance after he completed the three-month program following a heart attack and open-heart surgery. “After he passed away, I asked if I could come back because I have grown so fond of everyone in this group,” she said. “It’s just like family here. When my husband was ill, so many of them came by the house to check on him and to be with him, and they were there for me during the funeral services and they have been there for me ever since. I could have gone to another place for a workout, but this is my family. Just being around this group is uplifting. I love it.” “We have a senior center that we can walk to from our house and could exercise there,” said Joann Hipshire. “But I think the knowledge that you’re with a group and they are expecting you to be there has been one of the greatest things that we’ve done together and it’s helped both of us.” “There are other programs, but there are none like this,” said Mercedes Holmes. “From top to bottom, everybody understands the significance of your problem and they have helpful information from managing your diet to what’s working for them on exercise.” Richard Ashworth also recognizes the added value of the Parkwest Cardiac Rehab staff of exercise physiologists, clinical dietitian, respiratory therapist, registered nurses and physicians. “Parkwest’s staff has been wonderful to us,” he said. “You’ve got excellent care from the front desk, from the nurses, from the doctors ... It’s wonderful. It’s great! You wouldn’t have that at other places. “We could go anywhere and do anything exercise-wise separately, but we would not be as dedicated as we are now. As I’ve told many folks, the rehab side is just the beginning – the classroom is great, but the journey begins when you start maintenance – and stay – in maintenance. It’s got to be if you want to live.”

Parkwest Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is celebrating 40 years of serving our community!

OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, April 5, 2017 4 – 7 p.m.

Parkwest Cardiopulmonary Rehab 220 Fort Sanders West Blvd. Building 2, Suite 205 Knoxville, TN 37922 865-374-PARK Healthy refreshments and recipe ideas, tours of the facility and a free gift* for all who attend! *while supplies last

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