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FIRST WORDS Homey stay or animal house next door? By Nick Della Volpe The hot zoning topic these days is about the potential benefits and problems of Short Term Rentals (STR), more commonly referred to as AirBNBs. These include stays at a residence for a Della Volpe short weekend up to a 30-day rental. To judge by comments at the city’s April 4 neighborhood meeting to discuss the draft regulations, this is all the rage among new homesteaders interested in owning and rehabbing older neighborhood homes for such business. They argue that short-term rentals can help raise funds needed for the rehab, or to support a more leisurely lifestyle in semi-retirement. Tough questions need to be explored before Knoxville will have answers and a workable set of STR regulations. First among them is: What will this do to established single-family neighborhoods? Will this introduce a business element into bedroom communities, where residents count on quiet streets and the welcome nosiness of neighbors to keep tabs on strangers in the area and the potential for criminal activity brewing down the block? Does such commercial conduct portend the gradual breakdown of traditional zoning that separates business activity from residential – sort of mixed-use activity gone riot? Administration officials conducting the meeting also expressed concern that STR conversions may exacerbate the shortage of affordable longterm rental housing. The issues are more than theoretical. According to Deputy Mayor Bill Lyons and Codes Director Peter Ahrens, there are already over 200 AirBNBs operating in Knoxville ... an illegal use in single-family residential districts. Like Uber in the taxi/ride-share world, this idea is spreading. The administration is proposing a permit system to add a modicum of control to the present laissez-faire situation. The proposal currently requires homeowners to live in the home they are attempting to rent on a short-term basis (Type 1 permit). They would apply for a permit, pay a modest $70 fee, collect hotel and sales taxes, and be responsible to have someone on call within To page A-3

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Mural to portray ecosystem of Ten Mile Creek The mural is on the Ten Mile Creek Greenway at the Gallaher View road underpass.

By Kelly Norrell Runners and bikers on the Ten Mile Creek Greenway are startled to see a mural taking shape on a retaining wall near the Gallaher View Road underpass. The plants and creatures of Ten Mile Creek are the subject of the mural — the moss-covered

rocks, river oats and cardinal flowers, as well as birds and fish. Curtis Glover, whose murals you may have seen at Boyd’s Jig and Reel, First Watch Restaurant, and Jerry’s Art-a-Rama, is the artist. The new mural is a pioneer project spearheaded by Knox

County Storm Water in collaboration with Knox County Parks and Recreation. Local businesses and nonprofits have provided funding and sponsorship. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will officially unveil the mural on Tuesday, April 25, at 2 p.m.

“We want to educate the public on the importance of water quality and of keeping our streams clean. The mural will depict what is in and around the stream as part of its ecosystem,” said Stephanie Carlson, project manager with the county mayor’s office. To page A-7

K-Town Sound barbershop singers sparkle in competition By Kelly Norrell K-Town Sound, Knoxville’s spirited, a cappella chorus that is affiliated with Sweet Adelines International, sparkled onstage at the Harmony Heartland regional competition in Louisville, Ky., recently. About 28 K-Town Sound members competed April 8, singing “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “It’s Raining Men.” And a K-Town Sound foursome called “So

This Happened” – Kellie Phifer (tenor and director of K-Town Sound), Nancy Belden (lead), Colleen Hedtke (bass) and Brenda Dapkus (baritone) – vied in the quartet competition April 7. Wearing western garb, they sang “Home on the Range” and “Lawanda Darlene the Rodeo Queen.” The chorus placed in the top seven of 19 choruses competing, said Katie Mayo, performance/ PR manager and a performer in KTown Sound. And the quartet held its own in a

region where there are many excellent quartets. “We were a good, solid ‘B’. To be in the top seven is great. It is a good feeling to know you did it exactly as you rehearsed it and your scores reflected that,” she said. There’s something about K-Town Sound that goes far beyond competitions and scores. It has more to do with joy. Members can’t say enough about the benefits of singing. To page A-3

Family’s loss becomes a cause

By Betsy Pickle

Elizabeth Psar’s daughter, Julia, has been gone almost a year, but her short life is still an inspiration. “I have derived strength from her,” says Psar, a child-advocacy lawyer whose career and personal life are primarily focused on helping children. Psar and her husband, Rado, had a “perfect” life until December 2015, when their 2½ -year-old daughter, Julia Barbara, suddenly started having balance problems. “I thought she had an inner-ear infection,” says the attorney. “It never occurred to me that she had a brain tumor.” Psar was at Juvenile Court when her husband took their daughter to the pediatrician. She remembers thinking that Julia would have to have tubes put in her ears. “That was going to be the worst thing that we were going to have to do,” she says. “That was that Monday morning, and by the evening

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they’re saying she has a brainstem tumor. And then the next day they’re saying she’s going to die.” The Psars learned that their little girl had DIPG – Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma – a brainstem tumor that is inoperable and incurable. The tumor usually strikes between the ages of 5 and 7, but it can be found in younger children and teenagers. The Psar family, including son Vasil William, now 5, went to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital just before Christmas 2015 to have a port put in for the medications she would have to have. They returned home for the holiday because the doctor said that it would probably be Julia’s last Christmas. The four returned to St. Jude in January 2016. Julia had to endure a grueling regimen of radiation, chemotherapy and experimental drugs. Steroids were part of her treatment and, Psar says, had a horrific effect. Julia bore it all

bravely, but: “She just never smiled anymore, and she was a child who smiled all the time. The steroids just altered her so dramatically.” There were times when Julia seemed slightly better. But during a Make-a-Wish trip to Slovakia to visit Rado’s family, she started experiencing nausea again. Julia died in her sleep on May 17, 2016, exactly one month short of her third birthday. A few months later, Elizabeth and Rado started the Julia Barbara Foundation to raise awareness of DIPG and raise funds for research. Last month, state Sen. Doug Overbey of Maryville and state Rep. Jason Zachary of Knoxville sponsored a resolution to make May 17 DIPG Awareness Day in Tennessee. The Julia Barbara Foundation is hosting a Gala Celebrating DIPG Children at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Women’s Basketball

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News from Knoxville Christian School

Graduating KCS seniors aim By Kelly Norrell

Seven graduating seniors and a postgraduate exchange student at Knoxville Christian School have announced plans for next year that are diverse and aimed at tackling world problems. All the students credit KCS for individual attention, strong relationships with teachers and vibrant opportunities. “I think what is distinctive here is the low student-teacher ratio. The individual attention I got here and the Christian aspect really helped me in my walk with the Lord. I grew in my faith,” said senior Alex Robinson. Graduates will enroll in colleges this fall that include Dartmouth College, the University of the Cumberlands, the University of Tennessee and Pellissippi State Community College. The students – Logan Adams, Ryan Goodman, Claire Khounchef, Enzo Montenotte,

Tait Phillips, Robinson, Ashley Stevenson, and Marko Zaro – took a break in their busy schedules recently to talk about their plans. Adams, who said his hobbies are “baseball and school,” will enter Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., to play baseball and study engineering. The talented catcher said that after playing baseball “as long as I can,” he hopes to pursue biomedical engineering. Goodman, who said he is fascinated by both aeronautics and oncology, will enter UT with plans to pursue a dual major in physics and pre-med. Khounchef, an exchange student who hails from the Bordeaux region of France, has spent about eight months at KCS as part of a gap year between high school and college. She said she would like to work in

KCS seniors enjoyed getting to know students of many nationalities. In the KCS Hall of Flags are Claire Khounchef, Tait Phillips, Enzo Montenotte, Marko Zaro, Alex Robinson, Logan Adams, Ashley Stevenson and Ryan Goodman.

Sports play a key role at KCS. Clowning with basketballs are Ryan Goodman, Ashley Stevenson, Claire Khounchef, Logan Adams, Marko Zaro, Alex Robinson, Tait Phillips and Enzo Montenotte.

Posing with the Knight, the school mascot, are seniors Claire Khounchef, Ashley Stevenson, Alex Robinson, Enzo Montenotte, Tait Phillips, Logan Adams, Ryan Goodman and Marko Zaro.

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KCS catcher Logan Adams will play baseball and study engineering at Dartmouth College.

human rights and animal rights on the international level and plans to return to Europe and study law. Montenotte will attend UT. An accomplished second baseman who once had surgery following a KCS baseball injury, Montenotte said the experience piqued his interest in anesthesiology as a career. He said he would study pre-med. Phillips, who said he would like to be an athletic director and help kids, will attend the University of the Cumberlands to play baseball and study sports management. Robinson, who has been a leader in student council and basketball, will attend UT to study criminal justice. He said

KCS student council leader Alex Robinson will study criminal justice at UT with an eye toward practicing law.

Exchange student Claire Khounchef of France wants to work for human and animal rights on an international level.

he hopes to attend law school. “I want to help the disfranchised person who doesn’t know their rights,” he said. Stevenson, a natural athlete with a particular love of volleyball (as outside hitter and middle hitter), will attend PSCC to study dental hygiene. Zaro, of Piro, Slovenia, a talented basketball player, is graduating after spending the last two years at KCS. Marko has earned a $20,000 scholarship to National Top Sports Institute in Scotland, Pa., for a year of postgraduate work in basketball and academics. He still must raise $10,000 to pay tuition and fees. He has a GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/ markos-dream. The students all expressed

concern over global problems like hunger, terrorist attacks and racial tension, and called for more tolerance among individuals. “We should let people be themselves and worry about the big things,” said Montenotte. The teens are already speaking of KCS events with nostalgia. “I got to be with kids from different parts of the world here. That was pretty cool,” said Phillips. “There aren’t a lot of cliques here. Everyone likes each other. It doesn’t matter how you look,” said Montenotte. “I’ve learned better English,” said Khounchef. I have met really cool people – students and teachers.”

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Julia, Elizabeth, William and Rado Psar on Halloween 2015 Photo submitted

Family’s loss The K-Town Sound full chorus, directed by Kellie Phifer, performs at a dress rehearsal at Fountain City Presbyterian Church before its April 8 performance at the Sweet Adelines Harmony Heartland regional competition in Louisville, Ky.

K-Town Sound the choir at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. Hendrix no longer performs at competitions because of the rigors of “taking the stage,” with its synchronized choreography on risers. But she always attends and meets up with old friends. “You make friends all over the world. I see girls I’ve known for 50 years,” she said. Katie Mayo, 40, a title clerk at an auto dealership, wife and mom of two daughters, has been performing

with K-Town Sound for 5½ years. “Growing up in my family was all music. We all sang. But as you get older, you don’t have as much opportunity to sing. When I saw the Sweet Adelines perform at Boomsday, I said, ‘That looks like a lot of fun!’” Now she is a mainstay of the group where, she said, “It’s our goal with the barbershop to sound like one voice.” Other members include homemakers, retired schoolteachers, nurses,

The K-Town Sound quartet, “So This Happened,” performed in the Sweet Adelines regional competition in Louisville. Members are Brenda Dapkus, Colleen Hedtke, Nancy Belden and Kellie Phifer. Photos by James Mayo

Della Volpe 45 minutes to address complaints. Type 2 permits (no owner presence required) would be available in nonresidential zones. STRs are different from long-term rentals, which bring new residents into the community. By definition, STRs bring strangers next door. Often these rentals are for weekend stays, especially during football season and festival days. Tourists and friends get to stay in a home-like setting. A nightmare vision, however, might include a half-dozen twenty-something guys drinking beer on the back porch ’til 2 a.m. amid loud talk and music ... a college dorm redux. No sleep for the neighbors ... In fairness, the converse might be true. A fam-

ily traveling through Knoxville might enjoy the quiet comfort of a home over the bustling and somewhatconfined activity in a hotel or motel lobby. In its best form, an AirBNB might introduce newcomers to the hospitality of Knoxville, possibly acting as an informal recruiting service for our hometown. My guess is it will produce both types of scenarios. How equipped is our city codes group to enforce reasonable rules scattered around the town? At the April 4 meeting, some pro-STR renters argued they should not be limited to one owner- occupied home (under a Type 1 permit). Some already owned or were contemplating buying several homes to use as

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AirBNBs. “I’m semi-retired and want the added income ...” (note: a Type 2 permit does not require owner occupation.) The bigger question is: when does an occasional short-term rental become a full blown hotel business, operating in your singlefamily neighborhood? When does the “operator’s” claim to property rights clash with the neighbors’ right to quiet enjoyment of their home? These are open questions. The city law department is revising the draft rules aired in April. MPC will tackle the proposal in May, followed by City Council review in June. Neighborhoods need to stay involved to help balance and shape the proposal.

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Take Shirley Hendrix of Bearden, 91, a singer with Sweet Adelines’ groups since 1960. “They say music will keep you young. If you sing just 10 minutes a day, it is beneficial,” said Hendrix, who looks nowhere near her 91 years. “I love the harmony, the tones that blend together. It is a type of music where you have no soloist. It is a blend of voices. You get overtones – an octave higher and an octave lower,” said Hendrix, a longtime member of

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Parents who notice symptoms should talk to their doctors about having a CT scan, she says. The Psars are members of the DIPG Collaborative, made up of about 20 familybased foundations. “Almost every day a child

dies from DIPG. Every day another child is diagnosed with a death sentence. As families, we just don’t want that to continue. We want other children to not have to go through what our kids went through. We want to stop it.”

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■■ 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.

■■ Council of West Knox County Homeowners. Info: cwkch.com. ■■ Family Community Education-Bearden Club. Info: Shannon Remington, 865-927-3316.

■■ Knoxville Breakfast Rotary club’s 25th annual Wildflower sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, Rocky Hill Center, 7545 S. Northshore Drive. Proceeds go to Rotary service projects. Info: Greg Maciolek, 865-6755901; David Beaman, 865691-7865 or 865-691-9907; knoxvillebreakfastrotary.org.

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Pat Chastain sang with her husband, Joel Zibelin. Photos by Pamela Schoenewaldt

Father and son duo Will and Kevin Collins perform.

Church of the Savior celebrates Appalachia Fest By Carol Z. Shane

Many members of Church of the Savior, United Church of Christ (COS) had a fine time recently when they held a lively Appalachia Fest. According to the church’s newsletter, it’s “a celebration of the beauty, culture, creativity and cuisine of the Appalachian region and her people through music, poetry, stories and good food.” “The food was great!” says longtime church member Alice Torbett. “Updated down-home!” In fact, several contests were centered around the food, including one for Apple-Based Dessert. It was won by Pat Chastain. “My fresh apple cake with

FAITH NOTES ■■ Ebenezer UMC’s Women, Men and Youth groups are holding Churchwide Mission Day Events 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the church, 1001 Ebenezer Road. Events: UMC Women’s Rummage Sale;

homemade caramel topping was made from a very old recipe that came from a Winston-Salem, N.C., Methodist ‘church ladies’ cookbook,” she says. “The topping was a caramel topping recipe my mother made for her prune cake. Both recipes are over 60 years old. I was really surprised to win; I’ve never won a prize for baking. My trophy is a lovely, blue ceramic Knoxville, Tenn., mug.” Exceptional eats notwithstanding, music took center stage for the evening. The New Harp of Columbia Shape Note singers, who are regular performers at the Laurel Theater and well-known in East Men’s Club Barbecue; and “Roots” Youth Ministry Bake Sale. Info/order barbecue before April 24: (865) 6918330 or eumcknox.org. ■■ 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.

Tennessee, shared the stage with church members in an eclectic, enjoyable program. “My favorite was the motherdaughter duo who put a contemporary spin on the traditional ‘What Will You Wear, Jenny Jenkins,’ as the mother suggests possible colors and the daughter zings back reasons why red, green, pink, and blue just won’t do,” says Pamela Schoenewaldt of the duet performed by Wendy Webb Rogers and her daughter Eva, 10. “We had a good time writing the alternative lyrics,” says Rogers. Jean Reif Robinson says she enjoyed reading her original poem about “missing my

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body being young.” Other performers were Sam Rosolina, Pat Chastain and Joel Zibelin, and Will Collins and his dad, Kevin. The elder Collins organized the event. And like any good party, it had a purpose. The festival supports the work of the Morgan-Scott Project for Cooperative Christian Concerns (MSP.) Begun in 1972 by leaders from the United Methodist Church and United Church of Christ, the MSP has since expanded to include other denominations. Describing itself on its website as “both a social services agency and as a community development organization,” its History Center. Info: 865-769-4138.

■■ Cedar Bluff AARP Chapter luncheon, 11.30 a.m. Thursday, April 20, Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 425 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Speaker: Adam Alfrey, senior curator and operations manager of East Tennessee

mission is to address the needs of low-income families in Tennessee’s rural Morgan and Scott counties. “This is the second year of the Church of the Savior Appalachia Fest,” says Schoenewaldt. “Our calling to peace and social justice is rooted in our place in Appalachia, a region of beauty and trouble, which has woven a unique artistic and culinary heritage.” Torbett agrees. “It captured our traditional music, our colorful language and our deep-rooted connection to place without being corny or stereotyped.” Info: cos-ucc.org or 865-5847531, morganscottproject.org. 865-588-3442.

■■ AARP Driver Safety class, noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, May 17-18, O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Info/registration: George Hancock, 865-368-8294.

■■ Frank R. Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road. Info: 865-6706693. ■■ John T. O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Info: 865-523-1135.

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Cash For Classrooms Northshore Elementary teacher Molly Smelser and Angela Floyd unpack a box of new Harry Potter books that Smelser purchased with her Cash for Classrooms.

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What if James Madison were on Twitter? By Kip Oswald

James Madison might have been the fourth president of the United States, but I found that most people I inter v iewed for this article either didn’t know Kip or didn’t remember who he was even if they had taken American history classes. So Kinzy and I found some very fun and interesting facts to help us remember him and his wife, Dolly. Wife Dolly actually planned the first presidential inaugural ball! Madison, however, was very shy, which may have been because he was so small. He was the shortest president we have ever had at barely 5 feet, 4 inches tall and only 100 pounds, which may be why he didn’t like to wear the traditional pants called knee breeches. He was the first president to wear long pants instead. He was also the first president who had also been a member of Congress. His time in Congress and as president was quite interesting, though. He was known as the Father of the Constitution for all the work he did to write and pass our Constitution. He was also the first and only president ever to lead the troops into battle when he declared war on Britain. Two years later,

the British burned Washington, D.C., including the White House. While they were burning the house, troops found and ate the president’s meal on the dining table as it was left when everyone had escaped the White House. His wife, Dolly, stayed in the White House as the British were burning it so she could rescue the portrait of George Washington. He was a very popular president when he left office. Possible tweets from President Madison could be: James Madison @ FatheroftheConstitution I was arrested in Vermont when Thomas Jefferson and I went for a carriage ride on a Sunday afternoon, which just happened to be against the law in Vermont. James Madison @ FatheroftheConstitution My face was on the $5,000 bill, but the government stopped making them in 1945! James Madison @ FatheroftheConstitution My famous quote will be: “All men having power ought to be mistrusted.” James Madison @ FatheroftheConstitution I am an original trustee of the University of Virginia and left most of my personal library to the school! James Madison @ FatheroftheConstitution My last words were “I always talk better lying down.” Send comments to oswalds worldtn@gmail.com

Local students among Tennessee History winners Seventy-three middle and high school students qualified to represent Tennessee at National History Day later this summer in College Park, Md. Those students placed first or second in their categories at Tennessee History Day held in Nashville on Saturday, April 8. They submitted projects about people and events of historical significance. This year’s theme was “Taking a Stand.” Medal winners from Tennessee History Day competition are: ■■ L&N STEM Academy, second in Senior Individual Documentary: “The Bijou Theatre: Taking a Stand for Equality,” Jared Watkins. Teacher: Karen Stanish ■■ L&N STEM Academy, third in Senior Group Documentary: “The Coal Creek Saga: When Miners Stood up for their Labor Rights,” Zachary Medley, Abigail Wells, Alexandra Lee. Teachers: Derek Griffin, Tressie Norton ■■ L&N STEM Academy, first in Senior Group

Exhibit: “Anne Hutchinson: Religious Rebel,” Hyatt Christenberry, Molly Miller, Aruha Khan, Madison Jackson. Teacher: Derek Griffin ■■ West Valley Middle School, second in Junior Individual Website: “Taking a Stand for Democracy: The Protestors at Tiananmen Square,” Rulan Gu. Teacher: Karen Peterman ■■ West High School, third in Senior Individual Website: “Lewis Hine: Taking a Look Through My Lens,” Kiana Patterson. Teacher: Carrie Hastings ■■ St. John Neumann Catholic School, Best Project in African-American History, Junior Division: “The King of the Ring,” Wyatt Devall, Luke Jessie, Maksym Ulmer. Teacher: Michele Tarricone ■■ L&N STEM Academy, Best Project in African-American History, Senior Division: “The Bijou Theatre: Taking a Stand for Equality,” Jared Watkins. Teacher: Karen Stanish ■■In addition, Jill Robbins of L&N STEM Academy was named Teacher of the Year, Senior Division.

dor, and Colombia. “I have known about the NYO for a few years but I just became eligible to apply for this season. I feel incredibly honored and lucky to have been selected on my first try,” said Choo, who has been playing the violin for 12 of his 16 years, since 2005. He studies under Dr. Miroslav Hristov at the University of Tennessee School of Music. Daniel made his concerto debut when he was 9 years old, performing as a soloist with the Oak Ridge Symphony Youth Orchestra. Later, he performed as a soloist with the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra and Maryville College Orchestra.

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A cast of many from Christian Academy of Knoxville recently performed “Mary Poppins.” Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, “Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins” has delighted Broadway audiences for more than 2,500 performances and has received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. CAK senior Josh Current portrayed Bert, while Mary Poppins was played by CAK senior Olivia Williams. Photo by Patti Googe

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Webb School Webb School of Knoxville will host a Pre-K through 12th- g rade “Window into Webb” for interested parents, Thursday, April 20, beginning at 9 a.m. in Webb School’s Central Building. For more information, go to webbschool.org/ windowintowebb.

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The Lamb who lives The next day John [the Baptist] again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” (John 1: 35-36 NRSV) The Easter story never gets old. It is as amazing and startling and breathtaking today as when the stone was first rolled away from the tomb. Christians the world over rejoice again, celebrate anew, proclaim with wonder, “He is alive!” This season is the most joyous and celebrative season of the Christian year. Even the readings that take us through the weeks between Easter and Pentecost are taken from the Acts of the Apostles rather than the Old Testament, because the early church, empowered by the Holy Spirit, is the best witness to the Resurrection. There are those who say that when Christmas is over, it is really over, because of the let-down from celebration, as well as the cleaning and putting away of decorations and carol books and the temptations of finishing off the Christmas cookies. (I know who you are!) But the Resurrection of Jesus is a whole ’nother

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thing. Even the resurrection of Lazarus was only a temporary reprieve. Jesus, however, was resurrected to live forever! We can’t explain it. We can only believe it. The disciples (that bunch of craven cowards who deserted Jesus when the going got tough) rallied eventually (except, of course, Judas, who repented by committing suicide) and went all over most of the (then) known world telling the amazing story. It saddens me when the only celebration some people want at Easter is an egg hunt. (I am not opposed to egg hunts; I have been to many of them! But how about let’s keep the main thing the main thing?) Happy Easter! Hallelujah!

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One of the country’s most distinguished Civil War historians, Dr. James I. “Bud” Robertson Jr., will address the Knoxville Civil War Round Table on May 9 on “The Four-Legged Soldier in the Civil War.” Robertson will speak to the critical role played by horses and mules in the war, far more of whom died than did humans, and to the invaluable role played by regimental mascots in boosting the morale and lifting the spirits of soldiers on both sides. Robertson is the author or editor of more than 25 books on the Civil War. He Robertson served as executive director of the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission in the 1960s and worked with Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson in commemorating the war’s 100th anniversary. He then taught 44 years at Virginia Tech before retiring in 2011 as Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History. The event will be at Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike, with buffet at 7 p.m. and speaker at 8. Reservations are required by calling 865-671-9001 by 11 a.m. Monday, May 8, and leaving a message. Cost for dinner and presentation is $15 for members, $17 for nonmembers. Presentation only is $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers.

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Water Quality Forum and Forterra are sponsors of the mural Curtis Glover is painting. Knox County Storm Water would like to get community sponsors for more paintings.

The beautiful Ten Mile Creek is located just behind the mural.

Ten Mile Creek When the mural is finished, belted kingfishers, green herons and dragonflies will peer down from it, as well as scarlet shiners, longear sunfish, stonewallers and valley flame crayfish. There will be a

LIBRARY NOTES ■■ “A Knoxville Heritage: Tennessee Marble” Brown Bag Lecture by Don Byerly, noon-1 p.m. Thursday, April 20, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Info: 865-215-8801. ■■ Excel class, 1-3 p.m. Thursday, April 20, Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golfclub Road. Requires “Word 1” or similar skills; uses tablet/laptop hybrids. Info/registration: 865-215-8700. ■■ We Read YA Monthly Book Club: “Audacity” by Melanie Crowder, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 20, Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. Info: 865-215-8750. ■■ Saturday Stories and Songs: Robin Bennett, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive.

From page A-1 sign nearby listing the species native to Ten Mile Creek. “We worked with a retired biologist from Oak Ridge National Laboratory to make sure that these species exist in our urban

stream. We will have an educational sign naming each species and pointing out where each one is on the mural,” Carlson said. She said community sponsors paid for this project, and more are being

Info: 865-470-7033. ■■ “The Eagle Huntress” film screening, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23, Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. Suitable for all ages. Info: 865-215-8750. ■■ West Knox Book Club: “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion, 10 a.m. Monday, April 24, Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golfclub Road. Info: 865-5888813. ■■ Books Sandwiched In: “Why? Explaining the Holocaust” by Peter Hayes, noon Wednesday, April 26, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Presented by Dr. Daniel H. Magilow, UT Department of History. Info: 865-215-8801. ■■ Streamside Buffer Workshop, 3 p.m. Friday, April 28, Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golfclub Road. Snacks and giveaways for

sought to sponsor other murals. Sponsors for this one are Water Quality Forum and Forterra. Supporting sponsors are Visit Knoxville, S&ME Inc., Knoxville Track Club and Fulghum MacIndoe & As-

all. RSVP deadline: April 21. Info/ RSVP: 865-215-5283 or stormwater@knoxcounty.org. ■■ Saturday Stories and Songs: Sarah Rysewyk, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Info: 865-470-7033. ■■ Finding graves on the internet, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Info/registration: 865-215-8809. ■■ “Stone Stories,” a special lecture with marble sculptor Julie Warren Conn, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Presented in conjunction with the East Tennessee Historical Society’s feature exhibition “Rock of Ages: East Tennessee’s Marble Industry,” on display through May 14. Free and open to the public. Info: 865-215-8824

sociates. Glover, who works with spray and acrylic paints, said he loves painting the Ten Mile Creek mural. “Everything goes in the river system. In the urban areas, we need to take care to

keep the creeks and streams clean. “This is a good way to say, ‘Don’t pollute our waters,’” he said. Info: Stephanie Carlson at stephanie.carlson@knox county.org.

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Breakfast Rotary’s annual wildflower sale Is April 29 By Tom King Rotarians in Knoxville do a lot of things … things like working to eradicate polio, reading to kids The medical staff at Parkwest Medical Center has donated $20,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank, East Tennessee’s largest at schools, hunger-relief charity. From left are Jeffrey Fuqua, MD; Paul Naylor, MD (Chief of Staff); Elaine Streno, executive director of Second prov iding Harvest Food Bank; Mitch Dickson, MD; Willard Campbell, MD; and Neil Heatherly, Parkwest CAO. new library Tom King books for elementary schools, workNews from Office of Register of Deeds ing alongside The News Sentinel at Free Flu Shot Saturday, supporting the Cerebral Palsy Center’s group activity was also well ahead of March plex sold for $7.5 million. The largest home, By Sherry Witt delivering After a rather sleepy February, local 2016, when $198 million worth of real mortgage loan filed was a Deed of meals to seniors, and real estate and lending estate was transferred. Property sales Trust in the amount of $6.42 million backing the important work markets sprang to life have historically seen an upswing in financing property at the intersection done by many nonprofit orduring March. For the March as the winter months give way of Chapman Highway and Woodlawn ganizations. month ending Friday, to warmer weather and daylight sav- Pike known as Chapman Commons. One of our clubs – the Analysis of the first quarter’s data Knoxville Breakfast Rotary March 31, there were ing time. While mortgage rate increases have indicates that 2017 is running mod- Club – sells wildflowers to 1,138 property transfers recorded in Knox had some effect on lending, there was erately ahead of 2016 in both real raise money for the commuCounty. That was an a notable recovery from the dip expe- estate sales and mortgage lending. nity projects it supports. If increase of 364 sales rienced in February. In March, about As of March 31, around $624 million you are needing a few new over February’s ac- $300 million was loaned against real worth of property has been sold in wildflowers for your yard or Sherry Witt tivity, and easily sur- estate in Knox County, up from $221 Knox County, compared to $530 mil- home, the Breakfast Rotarpassed the 991 transfers recorded last million in February, and about $9 mil- lion during the first quarter of 2016. ians are about to have their Mortgage lending is also outpacing popular major fundraiser – lion above March 2016 levels. March. The largest real estate sale of the last year’s first-quarter activity, with its 25th Annual Wildflower The total value of property sold during the month was just over $240 month was a purchase by Lincoln Me- approximately $837 million loaned so Sale. It will be on Saturday, million – some $85 million ahead of morial University of the Pellissippi Of- far this year, compared with $791 mil- April 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 the pace set in February. Last month’s fice Center on Cogdill Road. The com- lion last year. p.m. at the Rocky Hill Shopping Center on Northshore Drive at Morrell Road. vided. Info/registration: 865-691-8129. From page A-8 The club will have spring

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■■ Kim Welker has joined SmartBank, a subsidiary of SmartFinancial Inc., as vice president relationship manager. Welker joins SmartBank with more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry. ■■ Knoxville pysanky artist Jordan Byrd will present a Batik jewelry making class, Saturday, April 22, at Liz-Beth & Co., 7240 Kingston Pike #136. The necklace class, 10 a.m.-noon, $55. The necklace and earring set class, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $90. Materials and snacks pro-

■■ Frank’s Barbershop, the Knoxville men’s grooming institution named America’s Best Barbershop by about .com three years in a row, will open a second location at 1543 Downtown West Boulevard in mid-June.

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flowers ready to plant, and there will be master gardeners from the Knox County Extension Office on hand to answer any questions. More info: 865-675-5901. Come out and meet club president Mike Holober and his fellow Breakfast Rotarians as they work to help fulfill Rotary International president John Germ’s theme – “Rotary Serving Humanity.” It is a fun event! News & Notes: Art Pickle was recently named a Lifetime Member of the Rotary Club of Bearden. Lifetime member designations are few and far between in Rotary. Art is a charter member of the club, which was formed in 1960, and served as District 6780 Governor in 1994-1995. He is the club’s second Lifetime Member, the late Bob Ely being the first.… Many Knoxville and area Rotarians will be in Chattanooga this weekend (April 21-22) for the 2017 District 6780 Conference, which will be an All-Star District Conference. John Germ will be there along with Knoxvillian Karen Wentz, a member of Rotary International’s board of directors. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Maryville.

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The real Andy Holt Maybe the early Seventies weren’t the best of times to be a student at the University of Tennessee, but anybody with a functioning brain knew that the rattiest booth at the Roman Room was infinitely preferable to the accommodations at Fort Polk, Louisiana – AKA Fort Puke, next stop Vietnam. Protesters and selfproclaimed freaks faced off against YAFFers (Young Americans for Freedom) and the specter of war shadowed us everywhere. Nevertheless, lots of students liked Andy Holt, even though many weren’t crazy about some of the UT president’s old-school, paternalistic ways, particularly the time he invited Billy Graham to preach in Neyland Stadium and bring noted theologian Richard Nixon along, too. A World War II veteran born in 1904 (which means

Betty Bean he enlisted even though he was well past draft age), he’d lived through two world wars and had a different perspective on life than did most Boomers. There were things about him that gave conservatives the willies, too. He’d been executive director of the Tennessee Education Association, president of the National Education Association and had chaired the U.S. Delegation to the World Organization of the Teaching Profession in Switzerland. Think that resume would get anybody appointed UT president nowadays? The Real Andy Holt advocated ending segregation and

defended one of my old history professors who came under fire for his association with the Highlander Center, which also entertained Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. Later, students walking along Cumberland Avenue waved at him when he’d come chugging by in the orange Volkswagen UT alumni gave him when he retired (his wife got a white Mercedes). Often as not he’d stop and give somebody a lift to class. Storied acts of kindness too habitual to be random circulated widely. In those days, the president of Real Andy Holt Photo courtesy of UT was the the University of Tennessee

most popular person in Knoxville, probably in the state. Imagine that. So when a West Tennessee pig farmer/state legislator named Andy Holt started

Four new state senators? Possibly When state Sen. Mark Green is confirmed as the new Secretary of the Army (probably this summer)  he must resign his state Senate seat, which triggers a special election to fill it until his term ends in 2020. Montgomery County Commission will appoint an interim senator for four months. State Sen. Mark Norris, current majority leader, is widely mentioned as a new federal judge in Memphis, which would  remove him from the governor’s race. He is 62 – older than what the Trump administration is looking for in new federal judges – but he has influential backers and could be tapped. State Sen. Doug Overbey, 62,  who had been mentioned as a candidate for gov-

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ernor, appears to have shifted his interest to the U.S. attorney position here in East Tennessee, while Jeff Hagood, who had previously expressed interest, appears to have considered the cut in pay he would incur if he were appointed. He may be interested in a position on the TVA board, which has three openings at present and two more in 2018. Should state Sen. Ken Yager be appointed to the TVA board, there is unsettled opinion on whether he can hold both offices. Yager

seems committed to staying in the state Senate if forced to make a choice. All are very able senators who have made their mark. So it is possible that there are four Senate vacancies this year (clearly one) triggering four special elections for the Senate and four new Senators by 2018. This comes on top of the November 2016 statewide election, in which there was only one change in the Senate. The only sure election will be for the Green seat once he is confirmed. ■■ House Speaker Beth Harwell is giving Gov. Bill Haslam fits over the gas tax with her endorsement of an alternative that does not raise taxes. She has decided that Haslam will not back her for

ported animal cruelty cases bothered me still more, but Bill Haslam afforded me some relief when he killed it off with his veto pen. More recently, Fake Andy’s been spamming me with pictures of himself setting traffic light citations on fire. I suppose I should be grateful that it’s not Jeremy Durham sending me selfies. Last week, I attended a tribute to the Real Fake Andy Holt News Sentinel Photo Andy Holt, who nearly three decades after his death is still being restuffing my inbox with self- membered for his kindness serving emails, it bothered and willingness to look at me some. It bothered me all sides of an issue. It got more when state regulators me thinking. declined to pursue allegaFake Andy Holt is a gradtions that he’d emptied the uate of South-Doyle High contents of his hog dung School and UT-Knoxville. lagoon onto his neighbors’ I’m betting that his parents property. named him after Dr. Andy. Fake Andy Holt’s bill Guess it’s too late to ask mandating the prosecution them to call him something of whistleblowers who re- else.

Next ‘Ed & Bob Night Out in Knox County’ is April 20

governor next year and she should move to the right to win enough backing to win a four-way primary contest. Also complicating the issue are the outnumbered Democrats who will decide whether this passes the House or not, since GOP members are badly split. If 20 Democrats withhold their votes, the gas tax hike will fail in the House. The Democrats will have a shopping list they want satisfied before they vote for the tax hike. Local state Rep. Rick Staples recently voted not to send the bill to the House floor. ■■ Federal district Judge Tom Varlan, who is chief judge, had a full house on April 7 when his portrait was unveiled. Several people were there from

Knox County At-Large Commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas will host their next Ed & Bob Night Out in Knox County 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Chandler’s Deli, 3101 Magnolia Ave. They plan to meet with the people of east Knox County and listen to their concerns. Ed and Bob feel that going out to the citizens eases the strain on those who, because of work, commitments, financial situation or the distance to the City-County Building, cannot attend regular commission meetings. All elected officials, media and public are welcome. This is not a commission meeting, there is no agenda, and there will be no votes taken. his days as city law director, including former vice mayor Jack Sharp and his wife, Doris, along with former city council members Gary Underwood, Ed Shouse (now county trustee), Jean Teague, Ivan Harmon and Larry Cox, as well as former parks director Sam Anderson, former community relations director Tank Strick-

land, mayoral assistant Jeri Parker and this writer. ■■ Knox County Trustee Ed Shouse turns 67 on April 22. He has previously served on the Knoxville City Council and Knox County Commission. Shouse has brought calm and integrity to the trustee’s office, lacking since Tommy Schumpert held it.

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Getting to your goals By Jeff Hall, CFP® In the fall of 1990, I began my last season of junior high football. We always began, and ended, the season playing our cross-town rival. Though the season was just starting, this particular game was an important one to us. Up to that point, I had never missed a field goal or an extra point in a game; however, if Jeff Hall, CFP® you kick footballs long enough, you’ll have your share of misses and unfortunately, my first miss came that Thursday night. We scored first, going up 6-0, and as I trotted onto the field for the extra point, I had plenty of confidence and expectation that the ball would fly right through the uprights like always … but then it didn’t. I shanked the ball about as badly as one could. Had it been kicked straight, it wouldn’t have made it over the line of scrimmage. I was only 14 at the time and now as a husband, father and business owner, I recognize that life is full of so much more than a missed extra point; however, I will never forget the feeling I felt as I watched the officials signal that the kick was no good. I was surprised. I began questioning what I did wrong. I wondered if I should change my technique. I was embarrassed. Worst of all, I was devastated. The current bull market in stocks is over 8 years old now … one of the longest runs on record. Though investors lost plenty during the last financial crisis, U.S. stock markets have more than tripled since we hit the bottom on March 9, 2009. For some, the last correction is a distant memory, and new investors have never experienced such as shock. However, the stock market will correct downward and we’re not prepared, then we’ll feel much the same as I did that early fall evening of 1990

… surprised, wondering what we did wrong or whether we should change something, feeling embarrassed or maybe even devastated. Recessions and capital market corrections are a function of a capitalistic economy. We would do ourselves a good service if we remember that when the next crisis occurs. Before that happens, though, there are a few good steps we can take to prepare ourselves beforehand.

the short term, a little in the medium term and nothing over the long term. Winning a football game carries with it a huge sense of pride for everyone on the team. Winning with your investments through a well-crafted plan carries a different sort of pride, a sense of confidence, and the welcome feeling of peace of mind. Both are great feelings!

■ You may know WHAT you want from your money, but a better question is WHY? If you know the WHY, then you can deal with almost any HOW, including sticking with an investment plan through challenging times. ■ Returns in the capital markets don’t come without risk … unless you get lucky or are doing something illegal. Once you’ve established a return necessary to reach your goals, it’s important to understand how much downside risk you’re exposed to in order to get that return. ■ Finally, monitor the portfolio periodically to see if it needs to be rebalanced, which is another way of selling some investments high and buying others low. This is a reasonable way of maintaining the integrity of your asset allocation between stocks and bond. Money manager Jeremy Grantham was quoted during the most recent financial crisis as saying that we will learn a lot in

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April 19, 2017

HealtH & lifestyles News From Fort saNders regioNal medical ceNter

Subtle signs, safe hands There was nothing unusual about that Wednesday in March. It was a typical workday for Karen Russell. There was no indication that anything extraordinary was about to happen, and certainly no indication that she was about to have a stroke. Russell, 62, processes data at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, with the end goal of using the results to ensure quality care and patient safety. As she wrapped up her duties at the end of her day, she had no idea that she would soon be on the receiving end of that quality care. On the drive home from work that Wednesday in March, Russell began to experience numbness in her mouth. The possibility of a stroke never entered her mind, and her first thought was that it must have been the result of something she ate. “I thought I was having an allergic reaction, Russell says. “It was so subtle I could explain it away.” Later in the evening she fell asleep in the recliner, and woke to discover her arm and hand had gone numb. “You know how sometimes your hand and arm will get numb while you’re asleep,” Russell says. “I just decided that’s what it was, and so I explained it away, again.” It wasn’t until early the next

morning in the shower that Russell began to realize something could be so wrong that it would require medical attention. “It dawned on me that I couldn’t feel anything on my right side,” Russell says. “I couldn’t feel my toes, my leg was numb, and I decided I might b e

having a stroke.” She informed her husband that she was going to stop by the emergency department at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center on her way to the office. Her husband wisely insisted that he take the wheel. Russell also called her boss to explain what was going on. “I might be a little late,” Russell told her, “ I

WARNING

“This is not only my choice of employment,” Karen Russell says. “This is my choice of health care, too.”

Signs of

Stroke When it comes to stroke, time lost is brain lost, so it’s important to understand the warning signs of stroke and how to reduce your risk. If you or a loved one experience any of these symptoms, call 911.

Sudden severe headache with no known cause Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination Sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes All nine Covenant Health hospitals are part of our stroke network, so when seconds count, you can trust that our elite teams can provide the comprehensive stroke care you need.

www.covenanthealth.com Claiborne Medical Center | Cumberland Medical Center Fort Loudoun Medical Center Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center LeConte Medical Center | Methodist Medical Center Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System Parkwest Medical Center | Roane Medical Center

have to run by the ED (emergency department) and make sure I’m not having a stroke.” At the time she was half joking, but the minute she came into the emergency department and explained she was there because of stroke symptoms, things got serious, and the team went into action. “As soon as I said it, there was a wheelchair behind me, and then everything happened so fast,” Russell says. “I just put myself in their hands, and I felt safe.” She was asked many questions, and while she never lost her ability to speak, it frightened her that she wasn’t able to answer the doctor correctly when he asked her what month it was. “I ought to be able to remember March,” Russell says, “because that’s my birthday month.” Screenings and tests were conducted, revealing high blood pressure and evidence of a stroke. It had been 16 hours since Russell’s first symptoms, so she had already passed the window for standard emergency stroke treatment. But in the limited period of time she was there, Russell felt well informed and completely cared for as a stroke patient. “They told me what it was, where it was, and I had a plan of care,” Rus-

sell says. That plan of care got Russell on the road to recovery, and she was able to return to work the following Monday, in the place where she says she’s most happy in life. “This is my hospital, and I love it,” Russell says. “I’ve been here 33 years, and I feel like I own part of it.” Russell laughs when she shares her grandchildren’s response to her treatment at Fort Sanders Regional. “They said, ‘Gosh, Mamaw, that place is the bomb diggity!’” Russell says. She is inclined to agree. “This is not only my choice of employment,” Russell says, “this is my choice of health care, too.” Fort Sanders Regional has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart/ Stroke Association, the largest independent health care evaluation system in the nation. The certification recognizes hospitals that meet high standards in treating the most complex stroke cases with advanced imaging, personnel trained in vascular neurology, neurosurgery and endovascular procedures, availability of personnel and facilities around the clock, and both experience and expertise treating stroke patients. To learn more about Fort Sanders Regional’s certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, signs of a stroke, and an online checklist to find out your level of stroke risk, visit www. fsregional.com/stroke.

The first Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center in East Tennessee Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center serves as the hub of Covenant Health’s stroke hospital network, and offers advanced care and rehabilitation services to patients who experience a stroke. Fort Sanders Regional was the first in the Knoxville area to earn an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification by The Joint Commission, a nonprofit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care programs in the United States. This “gold-seal” advanced certification means that Fort Sanders is recognized as having the most advanced and effective treatments available for stroke today. Certification through The Joint Commission involves extensive training for the staff, documentation of effectiveness and inspection of the hospital by The Joint Commission. Part of certification is having a team of “neurohospitalists” on staff. These physicians treat only stroke and neurological cases in the hospital, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Instead of waiting for a doctor to have time from his or her private practice, Fort Sanders Re-

gional has neurologists on hand. “It makes access to specialized neurologists easier,” said James Hora, MD, one of the neurohospitalists at Fort Sanders. “We have 24/7 coverage, and this provides rapid access to a neurologist for acute neurologic problems.” Arthur Moore, MD, was hired in July 2014 as medical director for the center. “With our Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Certification, we offer the highest level of care for all patients. Whether they’re able to have surgery or not, we’re there to give their bodies the

best chance to heal and recover,” he explained. Most stroke patients need followup care after the initial event, and patients at Fort Sanders have access to the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, an award winning rehabilitation center. About one-third of the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center’s patients are stroke patients, according to the center’s medical director, Mary E. Dillon, MD. “Our specialists begin determining as soon as possible what level of care the patient will need,” said Dillon. “Patients have access

to rehab services from the time they arrive in the emergency department, throughout their care here and through all the postacute levels of care.” Having everything – speedy emergency care, advanced surgical techniques and the best in rehabilitation – makes Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center the smart choice for stroke care. “We’re equipped to handle all stroke cases, from the most complex to the least,” said Dillon. “Our patients don’t have to go anywhere else to find help.”

stroke: LIKE IT NEVER EVEN HAPPENED. Leading the region’s only stroke hospital network www.covenanthealth.com/strokenetwork

Certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

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No comprehensive stroke and rehabilitation center in our region does more to reverse stroke’s devastating effects than Fort Sanders Regional Medical Fort Sanders performs Center. That’s why hospitals clinical trials and procedures for stroke not available across East Tennessee refer their most complex stroke patients to anywhere else in our region. us. And only Fort Sanders Regional is home to the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, East Tennessee’s elite rehabilitation hospital for stroke, spinal cord and brain injury patients.


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

LABRADOODLES F1 & GOLDENDOODLES F1B, CKC reg, UTD on shots, health guaranteed. $900-$750. 423 488-5337 MALTESE FEMALE 3 YRS OLD, AKC, Pad trained, very pretty, $400. (865) 659-5875.

NEED SUMMER CASH?

I WANT TO BUY

ALL Vintage Items such as mens

watches, designer costume and real jewelry, old toys wind up and tin. Artwork, t-shirts, official sports, fountain tin sets, XX case knives. Signed pottery, old socks in package. Zippo lighters, barbies and clothes. Will pay fair market value.

SOUTH 58

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SHIH TZU puppies, AKC, beautiful colors, Shots UTD. Warranty. F $700; M $500. 423-618-8038; 423-775-4016 YORKSHIRE TERRIER choc. puppies, 3 males, 8 wks old, home raised, UTD shots, exc health, $1,000 ea. 865453-2320; 865-654-7112

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

SIAMESE KITTEN WANTED Call (865)-429-1032 Call or text (865)-368-7745

Pet Supplies

Announcements Adoptions ADOPT: Our hearts are ready for a new addition to share every family tradition. Please call to make us part of your adoption plan. Kim & Tom 877-297-0013 Expenses paid. www.kimandtomadopt.com ADOPTION is a brave choice for you. We offer your newborn baby secure forever love. Elizabeth & Warren 1800-221-0548. Exp. Pd.

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HUB CAP BUSINESS

$2500. Call Jim (865)250-2639

GOOD AS NEW APPLIANCES 90 Day Warranty

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2001 E. Magnolia Ave.

(606)273-2232 (423)566-9770 Real Estate Rentals Apartments - Furnished WALBROOK STUDIOS 865-251-3607 $145 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lease.

Apartments - Unfurn.

1,2,3 BR

$355 - $460/mo. GREAT VALUE RIVERSIDE MANOR ALCOA HWY

865-970-2267

*Pools, Laundries, Appl. *5 min. to UT & airport www.riversidemanorapts.com BEST DEAL OUT WEST! 1BR from $395-$425. 2BR $550-$750. No pets. Parking @ front door. (865)470-8686.

BROADWAY TOWERS 62 AND OLDER Or Physically Mobility Impaired 1 & 2 BR, utilities included. Laundry on site. Immediate housing if qualified. Section 8-202.

865-524-4092 for appointment

TDD 1-800-927-9275

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

MORNINGSIDE GARDENS 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!

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

Consolidation Loans

FIRST SUN FINANCE

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

Real Estate Sales

Condos-Furn

GE Washer, lrg cap., 9 cycle, works great. Kenmore dryer, good cond, works great. $150 ea. (865)401-2621

KY, TN, and VA.

Master Logger Program.

Business for Sale 3 STATE-OF-THE-ART Tannings Salons for sale. Knoxville, Sevierville & Gatlinburg. Local owner retiring. For more info please email stipes1@ comcast.net

ELEC. INGROUND DOG FENCE, new in box, $125. Call after 6pm (865)428-5870

Antiques

Small or large tracts of timber to log

for more information

North

Appliances

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Financial

BROADACRES. 3 BR, 2 BA, frpl, 1 level, 2 car gar., lots of recent upgrades, $200,000. 865-207-4564

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

Real Estate Wanted

Rent Based on Income, Some Restrictions Apply

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

Merchandise

3 adj. lots on Wilson Dr. 37924. 7101 has 2 BR trailer needs some repair + 7105 & 7107. All lots total 2.2 acres. $49,500. (865)523-8736

Call (865)-441-2884

PUPPY NURSERY

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

100+ ACRES of mtn. land, Greene Co. Approx 3 mi from Exit 30 on I-81. Wildlife abundent. $950 per acre, (423) 638-7750

$$ PAYS TOP DOLLAR $$ Furniture

PIANO - STORY & CLARK - Upright with bench. Oak Finish. Excellent condition. $477. (865)-458-6344

Hannah is Spayed and Fully Vetted. 2-3 Years old, 38 pounds and crate trained. Super friendly with ALL people. NO CATS. Some dogs o.k. Would need a meet and greet. $100 placement includes one year of monthly heartworm preventive.

For Sale By Owner FOR SALE BY OWNER - 110 Firebird Lane, 3BR, 17 year old frame home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, approx 1,272 heated square feet located at 110 Firebird Lane, Maynardville. House has been totally refurbished with new wood laminate flooring in living room and kitchen, new carpet in the bedrooms, new interior paint, kitchen cabinets, counter tops, new roof and new A/C system. Also has a new 8 x 10 wood deck off the back. Lot is over a half acre. Asking $119,900 and owner will finance with approved credit (down payment will be subject to the program you qualify for. Zero down if you qualify for a USDA loan, 3.5% down for FHA). Call Bill at 877-488-5060 ext 323.

Lots/Acreage for Sale

NSM CDS JUKE BOX - Works great. $900 (865)-365-1497

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

865-882-9623

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Dogs

Millen Garage Builders 865-679-5330 Farm Equipment

HISTORIC GREENWOOD CEMETERY DOGWOOD SECTION. Double deck lawn crypt. $3300. (865)-688-6136

Lawn & Garden

BARNS - SHEDS GARAGES - CARPORTS PATIO COVERS

AT YOUR SITE LOGS TO LUMBER

I-40 Exit 347 N 1 Mile

Pets

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

BUILT ON YOUR PROPERTY FREE ESTIMATES!

2, 4 or 6 lots at Lynnhurst. Save thousands $$. Monument Rights. Near Babyland. $1500 ea obo. 865-475-9323

TWIN SIZE ADJ. BED, used 1 time, have all paperwork, For details call (423) 215-2211

Farm Buildings

Farm Products

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

(423)254-7848

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

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POWER SPORTS DIVISION

Call

ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS AKC, $1300+. blessedbulldogs.blogspot.com. Visa-MC Accepted. (423)775-6044.

3290 Decatur Highway Kingston, TN 37763

2007 SYLVAN 22’ Pontoon, 115 HP Yamaha, full zip up canvas enclosure, loc. on Douglas Lake, $22,000 obo. (513) 543-9159.

Standing Timber

Farmer’s Mkt/ Trading Post

Tractor Repair Sales and Parts

150 HP, Mercury, Trailer. LOW HOURS. $13,000. (865)-360-3079

WANT TO BUY

REMODELING & HANDYMAN SERVICE JIMMY THE PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN!!

EMERGENCY SERVICE 24/7

Cemetery Lots

Wanted to Buy

ADVANTAGE

TRACTOR AND EQUIPMENT

Boats/Motors/Marine

MINIATURE HORSES & MINIATURE DONKEYS SELLING OUT. Buy 1 to 25. Small size. (423) 462-5595

General Services

$700 each

2004 18’ GLASTRON OUTBOARD -

CALL 865-742-9308

BOSTON TERRIER MIX

MOPEDS FOR SALE 2 SACHS MOPED & 3 WIZARDS

Off Road Vehicles

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.

Services Offered

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!

WALNUT $2.50 PER BOARD FOOT & DRY WOOD. (865)-494-9748

3 mausoleum crypts, Sherwood Memorial Gardens, $4600 ea. incl entombment & name plates. 865-207-4564

40 years of experience

Call for info. (865)-365-1497 Recreation

2011 BISON FIFTH WHEEL 3 HORSE SLANT TRAILER WITH STUD WALL

Building Materials

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.

Condos-Unfurn

CONDO FOR SALE BY OWNER

144 Creekwood Way, Seymour 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

SOUTH KNOX TOWNHOUSE - Lg & clean. 2BR, 1.5BA, appls, water, garbage p/u incl. $575. 250-9209 or 389-2336 SPACIOUS 2 BR, full BA, LR, DR, lrg kitchen, lots of closet/storage space, laundry rm w/W&D conn., priv. drive, quiet safe neighborhood. Close to UT Hospital, airport & downtown Knoxville and Sevier County. Ideal for professional. All utilities, cable, garbage pickup & pest control incl. NO smoking. NO pets. $900 mo + DD. Refs required. For appt. (865)-577-9426 WEST, 2BR, 2BA - patio, laundry, Fireplace, no smoking, no pets. Very Clean. Adults only. $700 + deposit (865)-531-7895.

Homes Unfurnished 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. RENT TO BUY - First & last deposit. $850/month, contract. 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Downtown area, 10 min from UT College. Home will be available in May. Contact (407)227-6778.


Shopper news • April 19, 2017 • B-3

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS UT Medical Center Mark and Haleigh Riehl, Powell, a girl, Reagan Haleigh Danielle Josh and Annell Cook, Williamsburg, a girl, Luna Rose Mary Jack Hunt IV and Kristin Hewitt, Madisonville, a boy, Jaxon Titus Hunt Marc and Sydney Barber, Knoxville, a boy, Owen Ty Ryan and Corey Shurtleff, Knoxville, a boy, Maverick Breeze

Daniel and Kayla Hibbert, Knoxville, a girl, Reese Morgan John and Ciara Holt, Morristown, a boy, Zayden Michael Isaiah Russell and Caroline Baker, Knoxville, a girl, Mia Avery

Cormac Anderson and Maryanne Murphy, Knoxville, a boy, Colm Cormac Anderson

Alexander and Jessie Winston, Knoxville, a girl, Kate Augusta

Jonathan and Heather Ridenour, Knoxville, a boy, Jack Jonathan

Christopher and Amy Byrd, Seymour, a girl, Zoey Charlotte

Brian Summers and Angela Bailey, Knoxville, a girl, Nevaeh Diane Summers

Kadeyjah Welch, Knoxville, a boy, Nehemiah Jerichi

Dylan and Kara Willis, Morristown, a girl, Oakleigh Kate

James and Shauna Goodin, Knoxville, a girl, Morgan Elizabeth Joseph and Karen Hileman, Knoxville, a boy, Joseph Paul

Christina Kring and Victor Rivera, Oakdale, a girl, Adriel Elizabeth

Amber Foster and Taylor Jones, Wartburg, a girl, Zayla Ivy Brittany and Benjamin Taylor, Caryville, a girl, Elliemae Asilee Amanda and Jorge Avila, Oak Ridge, a girl, Emily Raquel Summer Huskey and Kayleb York, Coalfield, twins, Kayden Blayne and Karlie DeAnn

Robert and Joanna Avriett, Knoxville, a boy, Griffin Bryant Matt and Amanda Lay, Talbott, Tenn., a boy, Blake Ryan

Tianisha Jenkins, Harriman, a boy, Bently Sebastian

Wade Maples and Santana Yarber, Maynardville, a boy, Zydane Wade

Mr. and Mrs. Joey Leonard, Dandridge, a girl, Fiona Grace

Joshua and Stephanie Morris, Knoxville, a boy, Jackson Kenley

Stephen and Jennifer Bishop, Knoxville, a boy, William Thomas

Irene G. and Nazario C., a boy, Alejandro

Marquekez Johnson Sr. and Brittany Ladd, Knoxville, a boy, Marquekez Jacon Jr.

Tiffany Collins, Knoxville, a boy, Jamarious A.C. Wayne

Mr. and Mrs. Josh LeClair, Knoxville, a boy, Vincent Michael

Robert and Ashley Kitts III, Knoxville, a boy, Cayson Bryce

Justin and Kayla Torra, Knoxville, a girl, Aubriana Dianne

Physicians Regional

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Wade, Cumberland Gap, a girl, Adelynn Blake

Joseph and Monique Watson II, Maryville, a girl, Jolie Damya Ricardo Bryant and Kristen Dye, Knoxville, a boy, Keaton Revel

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Smith, Knoxville, a boy, Mason Ryan

William and Krista Draney III, Knoxville, a girl, Emerson Rose

Jodi and Taylor Hackbarth, Jefferson City, a girl

Donnie and Courtney Pyle, Andersonville, a boy, Joseph Walker

Adam and Dedra Douglas, Winfield, Tenn., a boy, Casen Dale Ray

■■ Jennifer Marie McNeese, 43, Sweetwater, and Jonathan Shannon Sisco, 40, Sweetwater

■■ Christopher Brian Rader, 39, Corryton, and Laura Jayne Underwood Gardner, 37, Corryton

■■ Benjamin Graham Miller, 22, Chicago, and Trevor Lee Hepburn, 23, Chicago

■■ Mark Alan Reese, 47, Knoxville, and Shannon Lynn Mitchell Milligan, 45, Knoxville

■■ Daniel Carl Belcher, 45, Knoxville, and Holli Nicole Glover Schnicke, 42, Knoxville

■■ Gary Conner, 60, Knoxville, and Lorie Anne Bays Brummett, 55, Knoxville

■■ Lucas Trevor Jones, 24, Knoxville, and Mary Elizabeth Hayes, 19, Hot Springs, S.D.

■■ Matthew Stephen Cox, 24, Knoxville, and Kaitlin Marie Justice, 21, Rogersville

■■ Robin Elizabeth Keck, 32, Powell, and Adam Justin Wallace, 34, Powell

■■ Kiley Amanda Croy, 21, Knoxville, and Matthew Ryan Long, 23, Knoxville

■■ Michael Kevin Kelany, 33, Knoxville, and Ranya Alzuhairi Zaher Kareem, 20, Knoxville

■■ Yi Cui, 30, Knoxville, and Feifei Bai, 31, Knoxville ■■ Lance Arthur Davis, 32, Knoxville, and Sherika Ludetha Austin, 26, Knoxville

■■ Shawn Marquis Booker, 25, Hendersonville, and Melanie Rae Smith, 22, Knoxville

■■ Jeffrey Grant Eason, 32, Knoxville, and Audrey Forbes Saunders, 29, Knoxville

■■ Richard Matenga Bugale, 35, Knoxville, and Flora Stephano, 37, Knoxville

■■ Carrie Diane Ellis, 39, Knoxville, and Frank John Colandro, 38, Oak Ridge

■■ Mary Crystal Castillo, 27, Knoxville, and Saul Castillo Martine, 29, Knoxville

■■ Robert Franklin Graham II, 22, Strawberry Plains, and Kaitlin Elizabeth Davenport, 21, Strawberry Plains ■■ Phillip Aaron Hopper, 27, Knoxville, and Hannah Lee Parker, 30, Knoxville

■■ George Anthony Mitchell, 25, Knoxville, and Jasmine Chanel Mitchell, 24, Knoxville

■■ James Hanford Richards Jr., 59, Knoxville, and Carol Jean Bracken Orten, 66, Knoxville

■■ Samantha Ann Napier, 28, Harriman, and Thomas Adam McClure, 33, Harriman

■■ Holly Jane Roberts, 30, Knoxville, and Erick Allen Greer Greer, 28, Knoxville

■■ Robert Zachary Oran, 26, Knoxville, and Caitlin Alyssa Moore, 26, Knoxville

■■ Timothy Allen Robertson, 46, Powell, and Tabitha Christine Paine, 31, Lake City

■■ Nisha Gunvant Patel, 18, Knoxville, and Jaimin Ranchhodbhai Patel, 19, Knoxville

■■ Richard Allen Scarbrough, 27, Maynardville, and Brittanie Kandace Delfino, 22, Maynardville

■■ Shanda Maria Lipps, 52, Farragut, and Randy Dolph Myers, 52, Lenoir City

■■ Kendra Faith Perry, 29, Knoxville, and Kristal Monique Raines, 29, Knoxville

■■ Nevin Mukesh Sharma, 33, Farragut, and Elizabeth Lindsay Lyles, 32, Farragut

■■ Dustin Blake Loposser, 33, Knoxville, and Victoria Lynn Swearingen, 21, Knoxville

■■ Camila Pilau Cerqueira, 36, Knoxville, and Daniel Bulich Da Rosa, 39, Knoxville

■■ Kirsten Marie Shivers, 24, Fredericksburg, Va., and Reid Mark Joffer, 21, Sioux Falls, S.D.

■■ Talie Angel Mcbrayer, 37, Knoxville, and Torbie Lee Humphrey, 34, Knoxville

■■ Lindsey Taylor Plummer, 31, Knoxville, and Beau Michael Whitsett, 31, Knoxville

■■ Timothy Michael Sinasac Jr., 37, Knoxville, and Melissa Mary Martin, 32, Knoxville

■■ Meagan Elizabeth McKee, 31, Loudon, and Albert Louis Hoch, 40, Loudon

■■ Lucas Andrew Powell, 21, Powell, and Alejandra Odria Ardiles, 18, Powell

■■ Jessica Marie Spurgeon, 24, Knoxville, and Kimyana Rondae Chever, 25, Knoxville

■■ Laura Brooke Kelly, 24, Sevierville, and Andrew Jared Sutherland, 25, Knoxville

■■ Brittaney Michelle Blankenblicker, 30, Knoxville, and Ryan Anthony Moore, 19, Jacksboro

■■ Jacob Ray Kitts, 18, Knoxville, and Michelle Deddette Sills, 19, Knoxville

Chris and Tami Jones, Knoxville

Sammy and Jessica Chamberlain, Knoxville, a boy, Corbin Ray

■■ Corinne Benson Tandy, 30, Knoxville, and Jason Allen Moon, 34, Knoxville ■■ Kendall Madison Timko, 21, Knoxville, and Andrew Morgan Jansen, 23, Knoxville ■■ Jaron Arnett Toney, 24, Knoxville, and Shaina Shakira Czarnik, 25, Knoxville ■■ Latasha Mae Turpin, 29, Oak Ridge, Mykaela Lane James, 27, Oak Ridge ■■ Joelle Lois Upton, 38, Murfreesboro, and Elena Louisa Vavouris, 41, Murfreesboro ■■ Andrea Marie Velasquez, 28, Knoxville, and Tyler Eugene Martindale, 31, Knoxville ■■ Jeanette Ann Webb, 26, Oak Ridge, and Yancey Gabriel Jeffries, 41, Oak Ridge ■■ Noel Eugene Weste, 45, Knoxville, and Jhovanna Jacquece Burrell, 31, Knoxville ■■ Ashley Jane Witt, 22, Knoxville, and Bradford Steven Brooks, 34, Knoxville

News Sentinel

Rooms Furn/Unfurn

BETTER THAN NEW CONDO FOR RENT - IN STRAWBERRY PLAINS, 2BR, 2BA, W/HRDWD & CERAMIC TILE THROUGHOUT, BUTCHER BLOCK COUNTER TOPS & NEW STAINLESS APP. BRAND NEW ULTRA EFF. H&A UNIT. 1 CAR GARAGE, WALK-IN CLOSET IN MASTER BR. $875 MO. NO DEP. REQ. (865)2028020.

Bailey Walker, Pioneer, a boy, Graham Alexander

■■ Bradley Keith Hyde, 43, Greeneville, and Nicole Jeanette Skolfield Violett, 36, Maryville

■■ James Bernard Clayton, 62, Knoxville, and Rhonda Tilley Tilley Rice, 49, Knoxville

Condos Unfurnished

Gregory Hickman and Haley Koontz, Powell, a boy, Chandler Reece

Picture of the week

■■ Lauren Renee Bader, 29, Knoxville, and Tomas Kuzvard, 37, Hazelwood, Mo.

Real Estate Rentals

Dante and BreAnna Booth Sr., Knoxville, a girl, Gabriella Shay

Nick and Cassandra Church, Seymour, a boy, William

The dogwood trees are in full bloom and the Dogwood Arts Festival is in full swing. As the weather gets warmer and the sun stays out longer, it’s a great time to enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of the festival around Knoxville. Photo by Ruth White

MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED

■■ Danielle Nicole Chesney, 23, Knoxville, and Rodney Kent Sellers, 23, Knoxville 2 Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fort Sanders

Michael and Hankako Hunt, Knoxville, a girl, Azumi Rein

Charissa Ann and Cody Montana Daugherty, Oliver Springs, a girl, Alexandrea Rose

Daniel Greene and Krystal Minton, Knoxville, a boy, August A. Burton Greene

■■ Alexsys Marrie Chavira, 20, La Puente, Calif., and Frank Garcia, 21, West Covina, Calif.

Wesley and Alison Palmer, Knoxville, a girl, Macy Elayne

Jennifer (Tosha) Miracle, Lake City, a girl, Macey Grace

Lacey Gorth and Cody Bryce Cofer, Oak Ridge, a girl, Harper Elaine

■■ Terry Jay Beverwyk, 51, Knoxville, and Suzanne Kappel, 50, Knoxville

Sierra Norman and Xavier Johnson, Knoxville, a girl, Kinsley Marie

Maranda Powers and Cody Bailey, Rockwood, a boy, Alexzander Ray

David Smith and Shannon Gibson, Etowah, a girl, Braylin Annadaya Smith

■■ Amedee Ernest Bertin, 48, Knoxville, and Dawn Shelly Anderon Graham, 53, Knoxville

Jessica Turner, Maynardville, a boy, Braylen Matthew

Dani Mould and Morgan Estes, Oak Ridge, a boy, Xander Bleys

Miranda Shae Darrow and Jesse Dewayne Roden, Oneida, a girl, Charlie Jessayln

Jason and Sarah Rump, Knoxville, a girl, Clara Kate

Jessica Gilbert, Knoxville, a boy, Zane Jackson

Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge

Johnny and Priscilla Beason, Harriman, a girl, Emery Nicole

Austin Norman and Kathleen Phipps, LaFollette, a boy, Austin Edward Norman II

Nadim and Callie Jubran, Knoxville, a girl, Mabry Elizabeth

Jacob and Rikkina Rains, Caryville, a boy, Waylon Ross

Jeffery and Jessica McCord, Louisville, a boy, Landon Fox

Robin and Wilfred Rose III, Powell, a girl, Ivy Jean

Sierra and Ryker Powell, Clinton, a girl, Kaysen Lane

Paulino Reyes Antonio and Esther Jose Vasquez, New Market, a boy, Dylan Yael Reyes Jose

Anthony and Karina Freeman, Knoxville, a girl, Penelope Brielle

William and Samantha Herron, Maryville, a girl, Korie Sabine

Brianne and Adam Bridges, Clinton, a boy, Colten

Sammantha and Josh Lelle, Oak Ridge, a girl, Mackenzie Arielle

Dylan and Kendall Martin, Knoxville, a girl, Linden Rae

Bo and Kerri Calloway, Knoxville, a girl, Quinn EllisonBlair

Jason Bogle and Reba Blake, Sweetwater, a boy, Axel Thomas Bogle

Maria Guadalupe Cerda and Jose Antonio Gonzalez, Oak Ridge, a girl, Emely

LaTosha Hoskins and Samuel McIlwain, Coalfield, a girl, Saban Lee

Adam Houser and Ashley Leonard, Mascot, a boy, Lane Weston Houser

Scott and Sallie Gentry, Knoxville, a boy, Reed Jackson

Haley and Landon McGaha II, Knoxville, a boy, Aydan Michael Jace

Sierra Roy and Bryan Hale, Oliver Springs, a boy, Brayden Andrew

Christina Haczewski and Allen Naugle, Caryville, a boy, Ethan Allen Joseph

Salomon and Sandra Mejia, Loudon, a girl, Alexandra Sophia

Jeff and Carole Lundy, Knoxville, a girl, Gracie Rae

Allison Henderson and Aaron Overbay, Jacksboro, a girl, Adilyn Mackenzie

Amy and John Hills, Oak Ridge, a girl, Katrianna Naveen

Olufunsho Lediju and LeighAnn McBath, Alcoa, a boy, Idris Avett Lediju

Adam and Felicia Shelton, Newport, a girl, Emily Elizabeth

Charles Seitz and Karina Nusbaum, Maryville, a girl, Charlie Grace Seitz

Emily Jade and Macy Jordan Miller, Rockwood, a boy, Charlie Graham

Kaitlyn Pettry and Joseph Mullins, Clinton, a girl, Zoey Leanne Sophia

Michele and Robert Westerling III, Knoxville, a boy, Nolan Edward

Demetrius Hunter and Randii Brew, Knoxville, twins, Kamani JaRon and Kyleah Janae Hunter

Megan Gregg and Derek Brackett, Kingston, a boy, Ethan James

Retail Space/Rent

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B-4 • April A-2 pril 19, 19, 2017 2017 •• pBowell eardenShopper Shopper news news

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

Parkwest’s volunteer army

Blue-jacketed heroes make a difference every day If she’s said it once, she’s said it a milwere at the Information Desk, where volunteer Dianna Brizzolara trains new vollion times: “You can’t thank a volunteer Surgery Waiting volunteers Leann unteers. They are often one of the “first enough.” Burris, Susan Brown and Shari Lyons Of course, that doesn’t prevent Becky faces” to greet and welcome patients and are friends who volunteer together. Boyd from trying. visitors to Parkwest. On April 28, the volunteer manager for A Volunteer Hours of Service plaque is located at Parkwest honoring those who Parkwest Medical Center will be at it once have volunteered at least 2,500 total hours. again, rolling out the red carpet treatment New additions to the 2,500-hour club in for 153 active and 21 retired volunteers during the hospital’s annual Volunteer Appre2016 were Michele Morreale and Dave Poker. ciation Luncheon. This year’s theme is the There are currently 153 active volun“Fabulous Fifties,” where volunteers are teers at Parkwest, said Boyd, adding that encouraged to share a story of days rememthere were only 80 when she came aboard bered or heard. 10 years ago. Just last year, seven com“The luncheon is in recognition of the munity volunteers began serving on the myriad roles these volunteers play in fulPatient Family Advisory Council for Parkfilling Parkwest’s Treated Well. Well Treatwest. There is a lot of talent on the council ed. philosophy,” said Boyd. “I try to thank bringing in great ideas to improve quality, them every day for what they do, but at least service and safety. twice a year – at this spring luncheon and Parkwest’s growth is a major factor cona holiday luncheon in December – we make tributing to the growing need for volunteers. a special effort to get together to show our “Staff need and appreciate volunteer appreciation. These gatherings are a great assistance in numerous areas of the hospiway for volunteers to see others they usutal,” explained Boyd. “Right now, we need ally don’t see on a regular basis. Our volunearly morning energetic, active volunteers teers become like family with their helping who have recently retired or empty nesters hands and caring hearts.” that enjoy multitasking chores like answerPerhaps that’s one reason you’ll find 25 ing phones, checking in patients and using computers, and are willing to commit to to 30 volunteers busy every Diane Steinsberger proone four-hour shift per week.” day at Parkwest performing Sam Rotolo volunteers in the Critical vides a phone “hug” by Parkwest volunteers – without pay – a variety of Care Waiting area serving as liaison conducting follow-up come from all walks of life duties ranging from greeters between families and staff. Dave Poker joins the Volunteer Hours phone calls to recently and help out for a variety to critical care waiting room of Service plaque this year. discharged patients. of reasons. Most times, support. “They’re not doctors or the volunteers are retirees nurses, but our volunteers touch the lives searching for a way to stay active after Volunteer Erskin Gray recently celebrated 10 of our patients and those who visit them,” leaving the workforce. Some are lookyears as a Parkwest volunteer. Erskin escorts said Boyd. “They may be there to provide ing for a venue to put their time and patients to various areas in the hospital. information, directions or updates to patalents to good use and help their comtients, families and guests, but their carmunity in the process. Too, more and ing attitude is genuine. It comes from the more stay-at-home moms are volunheart, and it’s no wonder that many of our teering while their children are in school, or volunteers become when they suddenly find themselves “empty close friends or renesters.” Volunteer Joe Gouffon serves as a ceive thank-you notes The Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates Patient Representative Assistant, visitafter they or their the value of volunteer time based on the ing with patients and referring any loved ones have been average hourly earnings of all production concerns to the Patient Representative. discharged from the and nonsupervisory hospital.” workers on private, Katherine Roberts has logged 17,877 hours – the In 2016, Parkwest volunteers contribnonfarm payrolls. For most of any active Parkwest volunteer. uted a total of 36,532 hours – slightly more Parkwest, that transthan the year before. A large portion of lated to more than those hours – 9,147 – came in the Surgery $860,000 worth of Waiting Area where volunteer Katherine volunteer services in 2016 – an invaluable Roberts put in 628 hours this year, raising contribution to a nonprofit organization. her total volunteer hours to 17,877, the most But, says Boyd, the value of a of any active Parkwest volunteer. volunteer goes far beyond those Lynn Creek “Katherine has been serving in Surgery figures. has served as Waiting for 27 years,” said Boyd. “She has al“You can’t thank a volunteer a Parkwest ways volunteered there. However, that posienough,” she says. “Their convolunteer tion has evolved over the years into one of our tribution is measured in smiles, for nearly 33 most crucial volunteer functions. Volunteers hugs and caring so deep that a years. welcome patients in for surgery and heart cath simple ‘thank you’ will never be Dianna Brizzolara and Sharon Fuller procedures and provide updates to their famienough.” assist visitors and patients at the lies. This provides comfort for those worried For more info about volunteering at ParkInformation Desk. about their loved ones having surgery.” west Medical Center, call 865-373-1556 or The second-most hours in 2016 – 6,575 – visit us online at www.TreatedWell.com.

Want to help?

Parkwest seeks new volunteers Interested in becoming a volunteer? We especially need more people to cover early morning shifts. Endless possibilities abound at Parkwest Medical Center! Discover why more and more people are putting their skills to use by helping others as a Parkwest or Peninsula volunteer. For information, call Becky Boyd at 373-1556 or Charlene Howard at 373-1064 or complete an application online at www.TreatedWell.com/volunteers

Parkwest volunteers by the numbers n $860,694 dollar value of hours n n n n n n n n n n n

volunteered 36,532 total hours 9,147 hours in Surgery Waiting 6,575 hours at Information Desk 6,433 hours (miscellaneous areas) 3,343 hours in Critical Care Waiting 3,086 hours in Endoscopy/Outpatient 1,477 hours in Patient Call Center 1,156 hours in Admitting/Registration 893 hours at Peninsula 841 hours in Gift Shop 801 hours assisting patient

Picture Yourself as a Volunteer!

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Parkwest Medical Center is seeking people who enjoy helping others to join its current network of about 150 volunteers. Parkwest strives to be recognized as the first and best choice for patients, employees, physicians, employers, volunteers and the community. If you are interested and would like to know more about volunteer opportunities at Parkwest or Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center, contact Becky Boyd at (865) 373-1556.

www.treatedwell.com

representative n 554 hours in special projects n 526 H.A.B.I.T. hours at Parkwest,

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Peninsula and Thompson Cancer Survival Center 512 hours in Emergency Department 412 hours in Joint Replacement Center 393 hours at Fort Sanders West 383 hours in Childbirth Center 21 retired volunteers 1 common goal – “Making a difference every day!”

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