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BUZZ Film Festival at Downtown West This weekend marks the fourth collaboration of filmmaker/veteran festival organizer Keith McDaniel and the Dogwood Arts organization on the Knoxville Film Festival, set for Friday through Sunday at the Regal Downtown West Cinema 8, 1640 Downtown West Blvd. The opening-night film is the world premiere of “Opposite of Ernest,� the debut feature by Knoxville-based filmmaker Chad Cunningham, who won the 2015 KFF 7-Day Shootout competition’s $20,000 prize to support making the film. More than 40 hours of films – features, documentaries and shorts – will be shown throughout the weekend. The popular 7-Day Shootout films will be screened on Saturday, as will the student film competition. The awards ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Workshops on women in film, making your first feature and documentary filmmaking will be held Saturday morning. For the schedule and film descriptions and to order tickets/passes, visit www. – Betsy Pickle

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Rachel Milford and Shelagh Leutwiler of the Cattywampus Puppet Council entertain at the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Family Fun Day.

By Wendy Smith

Three-year-old Avery Axley celebrates his accomplishment while replicating the art of Beauford Delaney.

Dine with history Marble Springs State Historic Site is hosting the fourth annual Sevier Soiree 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. The evening at the farmstead of John Sevier, Tennessee’s first governor, will include music, a Southerninspired dinner by Bradford Catered Events and a silent auction. The fundraiser will help Marble Springs, 1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Highway, continue its mission of education and preservation. Tickets are $50 per person and should be secured by Friday, Aug. 26. To order, mail payment to P.O. Box 20195, Knoxville, TN 37940 or purchase at A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible.

By Carol Z. Shane

It’s time for the 2016 Tribute to Women, presented by YWCA Knoxville. Every year, the institution honors a select group of women in specific fields. There’s also a Lifetime Achievement Award, and on Sept. 15, it goes to a woman who does a lot of good in a field familiar to anyone who has read the news lately. Avice Evans Reid spent many years at TVA in information technology before coming to work for the city of Knoxville, where she’s been for the past nine years. She first served

If parents take their children to museums, they’ll get involved, and when they grow up, they’ll take their kids, says KMA curator of education Rosalind Martin. “This is where it really starts.� Last weekend’s event featured live music, hot dogs and kid-

friendly activities like a glassblowing exhibition, a magic show, face painting and the opportunity to create small replicas of museum pieces.

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as executive director of Knoxville’s Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC). Reid started out as a volunteer committee member for PARC while she was still at TVA, and when the existing executive director stepped down, she moved into a leadership position. During her years at PARC, she facilitated diversity training sessions for law enforcement recruits, educating the officers to “have a more open perception of people who are not like them,� says Reid. She brought in volunteers from various communities to interact

with the recruits and “have open dialogue in a non-threatening way.� She also educated community members on better ways to interact with law enforcement. Reid says, “Each of us woke up this morning with whatever experiences we’ve had.� Problems can often arise, she says, when people with one set of life experiences are expected to understand those with completely different backgrounds. Such problems escalate in tense situations. To page A-3

Legislature to rewrite laws on elder abuse By Betty Bean

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Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen can’t discuss open cases, but in the two years since she took office, she has become convinced that existing state law is too antiquated to deal with the growing problem of elder abuse. “Laws (addressing elder abuse) have always been on the books, but it’s not clearly defined. There’s the Criminal Code and the Adult Protective Services section, and we haven’t been able to rely on criminal laws. Last year, laws went on the books but there was still no comprehensive rewrite under the criminal code. New types of crimes are being committed – exploitation and financial crimes,� Allen said. One case she can talk about is that of an octogenarian woman whose “caregiver� forced her to watch him have sex with his girlfriend. Allen was frustrated when she learned that she didn’t have a criminal statute to punish the perpetrator. Elder abuse laws in the Adult Protective Services section of the code often have definitions that are vague and overly broad. “We have deemed sex crimes against children to be much worse than sex crimes against adults, but no particular sexual assault law was written to deal with elder abuse, so there


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was nothing we could charge, and there’s no enhancement in sexual assault laws for crimes against elders.� No case law means no prosecution, said Allen, who has assigned two prosecutors, Andrea Kline and Willie Santana, to pursue Knox County’s growing number of cases in this category. Kline has been deeply involved in rewriting elder abuse laws for the reform package the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference will present to the Legislature when it convenes in January 2017. This package will consolidate elder abuse offenses and give law enforcement a clear and accessible guide to applicable charges and punishments. Last week, Allen joined Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch, Mayor Madeline Rogero



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and U.S. Attorney Nancy Harr at a press conference announcing a $350,000 federal grant to be administered by KPD that will investigate elder abuse issues including emotional, financial, physical, sexual and neglect. Allen’s office defines “elders� as those who are 65 and older. Part of the grant’s purpose will be to educate law enforcement and professionals who work with the elderly, community members and clergy, to recognize elder abuse. Some staggering numbers were introduced: In the fiscal year that ended June 30, Knox County’s Adult Protective Services opened 483 investigations, 422 of which were within Knoxville city limits. They included 105 allegations of emotional abuse, 130 allegations of financial exploitation, 311 allegations of neglect, 78 allegations of physical abuse and 13 allegations of sexual abuse. Because financial abuse has been at the heart of 65 percent of the cases her office has been able to charge, Allen said Kline and Santana will be working closely with Bill Bright, who specializes in white-collar crime. “Hopefully, the conference will be able to roll this out and come out with an entire new code section by January,� Allen said.


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News from Christian Academy of Knoxville

Logan’s dream comes true By Ruth White

James Logan reconnects with CAK as head coach for middle school football and in the classroom as Bible teacher.

Back-to-School Picnic kicks off CAK’s school year Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) recently hosted its second annual Back-to-School Picnic for students, families, faculty and staff to officially kick off the start of a new school year. More than 2,000 attended this year’s event and were able to meet teachers, visit classrooms, enjoy food truck fare, fellowship, and tons of fun. “We are so excited to have students back on campus for another year of Christ-centered learning,” said Head of School Bob Neu. “We take the responsibility of educating children very seriously, as well as our commitment to growing each child’s walk with Christ. We are eager to see what the Lord has in store for us.” The centerpiece of CAK’s Backto-School Picnic was a special musical performance by Knoxville’s own Emily Ann Roberts, The Voice sea-

James Logan has returned to CAK and calls it “a dream come true.” A 2005 graduate of the school, he attended college, traveled on mission trips to Brazil and gave himself fully to Christ. This year he walked back onto the campus as the new Bible teacher, Mr. Logan. During the first staff meeting, Logan recognized 10 teachers whom he had while a student at the school. “At the commission service, I broke down in tears,” he said. “To have these people that I had admired during my time at CAK lay hands and pray over me was a truly humbling experience.” Logan always knew that he wanted to be a teacher and is thankful for two men (Stephen Otis and Collin Roberts) who instilled in him a love for the Bible and taught him to be respectful. He has been the assistant football coach for the middle school team for six years and is now the head coach. He uses this position to share his football experience (he played for the semi-pro team the Knoxville Knights for four years) and to teach players about hard work, being respectful and working together. For Logan, being at CAK is like coming home. “It definitely feels like home to me.”

Sixth graders Zoie Bourgoyne, Jenneh Day and Natalie Knight are back to school.

Emily Ann Roberts entertains at CAK.

son 9 finalist. Roberts performed everything from her famous rendition of “In the Garden,” to “Rocky

Braeson Gourley, kindergartener, and Claire Nichols, senior, enjoy the activities.

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Mull is CAK’s new director of bands Christian Academy of Knoxville welcomes Daniel “Danny” Mull as its new director of bands, a position that works with students from 5th through 12th grade in the areas of instrumentation, concert performance and marching band experience. “Our partnership with Danny is by no means coincidental. We feel God led him and his wife to Knoxville at just the right time, and we are eager to see the impact he makes on our students and on our campus,” said Head of School Bob Neu. “The arts programs at CAK are strong and are strengthened further when the staff is complete and working toward the good of the school.” Mull moved to the Knoxville area from Asheville, North Carolina, where he was on staff at Shining Rock Classical Academy and Asheville High School. An accomplished musician and vocalist, Mull has performed with the Asheville Community Band, West Asheville Baptist Church and even a barberDanny Mull directs the CAK band. shop quartet. His desire to work with students,

to teach and to instruct musically first became apparent to Mull while in high school as a member the marching band. Following graduation, he pursued and obtained a degree in music education from Western Carolina University, completing the program in December 2014. “It is my belief that music is very much a paradox, because it is definitive yet undefined,” says Mull. “The glory of music is that it is an entity that takes on whatever meaning or emotion is needed. The ultimate goal of music education should be to enrich the lives of students and to contribute to the quality of their communities. Through music education, we not only achieve a more aesthetic existence, but a greater understanding of what it means to be truly human.” Mull began his work at CAK in late July, arriving on campus the first day of band camp. CAK Assistant Head of School Donald Snider added, “We are very excited to have hired Mr. Mull to lead our band program. His experiences, both playing in high school and as a band director, center around small bands. We feel as though he is the perfect fit for CAK.”

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Members of the Pond Gap Neighborhood Association pose beside Charles Newman Drive, renamed for association president David Williams’ great-grandfather.

Pond Gap adds signs, restaurants

The Pond Gap Neighborhood Association gathered last week to celebrate two new historic markers and a street name change that honors a relative of the association’s president.

Wendy Smith Riley Drive between Renford Road and Hollywood Road was renamed Charles Newman Drive in honor of David Williams’ great-grandfather, a grocer. At one time, there were a dozen neighborhood grocery stores in the area, and mixed use was common, Williams said. “People lived in the backs of stores, but there weren’t a lot of rules back then.� Williams spoke publicly last week about his opposition to Sutherland Avenue being included in the Knoxville-Knox County Metro-

Martin and assistant curator of education Kate Faulkner designed art projects based on Surge, an Ivån Navarro piece that uses neon lighting and mirrors to create the illusion of a tunnel, and the abstract work of Knoxville native Beauford Delaney. The Navarro piece is new to the museum, and executive director David Butler has enjoyed watching children and adults alike peek behind the wall on which it hangs to see if there’s an acA new historic marker, designed by Borderland Tees, shows tual tunnel. To him, the real value early Pond Gap activities. Photos by Wendy Smith of Family Fun Day is seethe corner of Sutherland AvAnother part of Pond Gap ing galleries full of families enue and Hollywood Road, that’s thriving is the com- who are enjoying art. He is an example of how Suther- munity garden at Pond Gap acknowledges that the event land is thriving without Elementary School. Repremixed-use zoning, Williams sentatives of the Pond Gap says. Gus’s Fried Chicken University-Assisted Comand the relocated El Charro, munity School attended the which is currently under neighborhood meeting and Historic Powell Station construction, are two more. invited residents to share in disc golf tournament and Johannie Llano, who at- the harvest. clinic is set for Saturday, tended the Pond Gap meetPond Gap UACS director Aug. 27, at Powell Station ing, is opening Renegade Bob Kronick encouraged Park, located on Emory Yoga Studio behind Stock neighbors to visit the after- Road adjacent to Powell Burgers. school program. High School. The clinic will start at 9 a.m. and the tournament at 10. John Diamond is tourFrom page A-1 nament director and will A Powell High School lead the clinic. The field is ■Heather Sedges Wallace, assis- class ring from 1978 has limited to 36 players, first tant professor and human development been found in the bottom of come first served, with specialist, Family and Consumer Sciences, a golf bag by Robert Foster registration from 8-10 of Oneida. UT Extension, and co-director, Center for Foster dropped by Powell a.m. Diamond, who helped Parenting, UT Child and Family Studies High School and left the Department ■ Julie Webb, Tennessee Library As- ring for the owner. The ring is in the main sociation and the Friends of Tennessee Lioffice. It has initials that braries’ 2015 Friend of the Year ■ Business and Professional Lead- seem to be WHE. ership ■ Patricia Bible, founder, CEO and president, KaTom Restaurant Supply ■ Susan Dakak, president and owner, Intuitive Technologies ■ Susan Foard, president, Pugh CPAs ■ Nikitia Thompson, Realty Executives/Nikitia Thompson Realty ■ Health and Human Services  ■ Missy Kane Bemiller, health promotions coordinator and TV host, Covenant Health         ■ Barbara Blevins, president, Inte   grated Operations, TeamHealth   ■ Maricarmen Malagon-Rogers, KN-1217192 retired associate professor, UT Graduate School of Medicine ■ Dottie A. Thompson, retired supervisor of special education and co-director of Pupil Services, Oak Ridge School System The 2016 Tribute to Women, sponsored by YWCA Knoxville, will start with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at First Tennessee Plaza, 800 S. Gay St., Knoxville. The reception features hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages, and live entertainment. At 7 p.m. the party will move across the street to the historic Bijou Theatre for the awards ceremony. Free parking is available at the First Tennessee Plaza parking garage. Info: 865-523-6126 or visit

politan Planning Commission’s proposed mixed-use zoning district. He’s against Pond Gap’s inclusion in the district because it has the same borders as the Bearden Village Plan. He’s OK with the mixeduse idea, but Pond Gap isn’t part of Bearden, he says. He’s submitted a petition, signed by 17 business owners, asking that the area be exempted from the mixeduse zoning district. But he’s happy to align Pond Gap with its neighbors to the east. One of the two new historic markers, located on the west side of the Stock Burgers parking lot, has an illustrated map of Pond Gap and Marble City and reads “Two Great Neighborhoods Side by Side.� The other is a map of Pond Gap with illustrated historical references, like baseball games at Mann Street and the Sutherland Avenue Airport. The neighborhood now boasts 26 historic markers. Stock Burgers, located at

Now the senior director of community relations for the city of Knoxville, Reid still oversees PARC. Her efforts have been so successful that, for the past three years, she’s served on the board of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement. Her timely goal is “officers having more respect for citizens, and citizens having Avice Reid more respect for officers.� Others honorees are: ■Technology and Research and Innovation ■ Diana Hun, research and development staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory ■ Suzanne Parete-Koon, computational scientist and Titan user support specialist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory ■ Andrea Rocha, postdoctoral research associate, Oak Ridge Associated Universities/Oak Ridge National Laboratory ■ Athena Sefat, scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory ■ Community Service and Government ■ Ola Blackmon-McBride, vice president, Knoxville Area Urban League ■ Sharon Hannum, co-chair, Blount County MLK Celebration Committee ■ Becky Massey, state senator, 6th District of Tennessee, and executive director, Sertoma Center of Knoxville ■ Patricia Robledo, business liaison, city of Knoxville ■ Arts and Education ■ Vrondelia Chandler, executive director, Project GRAD ■ Sylvia Peters, director of development, Knoxville Museum of Art

â– Family Community Education-Bearden Club meets 10 a.m. each third Tuesday, Central Baptist-Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Drive. Info: Shannon Remington, 927-3316. â–  Family Community Education-Crestwood Club meets 10 a.m. each fourth Thursday, Grace Lutheran Church, 9076 Middlebrook Pike. Info: Ruby Freels, 690-8164. â–  Fourth District Democrats meet 6 p.m. each fourth

design Powell’s course, has been playing disc golf for about 15 years. Tournament registration of $20 includes 18 holes of disc golf, a onehour clinic and two commemorative discs suitable for beginners. Additional discs will be available for $15. Diamond said the tournament will have a shotgun start and prizes. Info: energyfound@gmail. com

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is a major undertaking for museum staff. “It’s like staging D-Day.� In addition to creating mini works of art, children had the opportunity to make puppets with the Cattywampus Puppet Council, and council members Rachel Milford and Shelagh Leutwiler, as Grandma and Grandpa, entertained the crowd as they danced to David and the Dinosaurs. The puppeteers will host Puppets in the Park at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Ijams Nature Center. The event will offer puppetmaking stations and a show. For more info:

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Sisters Sonja Peeples and Darcy Peeples show off creations made with the help of volunteer David Hu. Photos by Wendy Smith

Tuesday, Bearden Library, 100 Golfclub Road. Info: Chris Foell, 691-8933 or foellmc@; Rosina Guerra, or 588-5250. â– Historic Sutherland Heights Neighborhood Association. Info: Marlene Taylor, 951-3773, â–  Lyons View Community Club meets 6 p.m. each second Monday, Lyons View Community Center, 114 Sprankle Ave. Info: Mary Brewster, 454-2390. â–  Third District Democrats meet 6 p.m. each third Thursday, Cedar Bluff Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Info: Liz Key,

201-5310 or lizkey1@gmail. com; Isaac Johnson, 310-7745 or â– Toastmasters Club 802 meets 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday, Central Baptist Annex, 6310 Deane Hill Drive. Info: 802. â–  West Hills Community Association. Info: Ashley Williams, 313-0282. â–  West Knox Lions Club meets 7 p.m. each first and third Monday, 8529 Kingston Pike. Info: â–  West Knox Republican Club meets 7 p.m. each second Monday at Red Lobster on Kingston Pike.

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government Why the school board changed By Lauren Hopson Seven of our nine Knox County school board members (come Sept. 1) have education backgrounds – a feat rarely, if ever, seen in an urban school Lauren Hopson district. Yet many in the local media still have no clue what just happened or why. Comments are frequently made that the elections were all about getting rid of Superintendent Jim McIntyre, and now that he has left office, there is nothing left for teachers to organize around. Wrong. Dead Wrong. Flipping school board seats was never about a person, but an ideology. People still holding that ideology are just waiting to take those seats back and do what they can to mandate top down management, push out experienced educators, and support charters, vouchers, inappropriate testing, and any other program that will suck public dollars out of our schools. Knoxville is the last urban holdout for a slew of charter schools, and if we think the dark money put into Nashville school board races this year won’t come for us, we are sorely mistaken. Test scores are not what earn the true bragging rights of a good school system. Scores are some of the easiest statistics to manipulate. Why has no one questioned our former superintendent’s unwillingness to come to the defense of Bearden High School when test scores dropped? I’ll answer that one. If you question the validity of low scores that may be an embarrassment to the system, you must also question the validity of high scores on which you hang your hat. A flawed system is a flawed system, no matter which end of the scale you expose. Saying our school system is headed in the right direction simply because test scores and graduation rates are up shows either benign ignorance or a willful refusal to look beneath the surface. Also, I am bothered by the continuing erroneous belief that our former superintendent’s problems with teachers were an unfortunate result of state mandates.

Well ... that may be true ... unless you remember that he testified to Congress about how great he thought all these new reform policies would be. He refused to align with other superintendents across the state who attempted to push back on some of the “test scores at all costs” and other illconceived reforms, again voicing his support instead. He actually increased the difficulty level for some of the state guidelines for the new evaluation system, a move that was undone by the outcries of teachers. Additionally, I am frustrated with the negative spin in the soundbite that the upcoming BOE sessions will look like a teachers’ union meeting. To that I say, “Why shouldn’t they?” Nobody complained when only one former educator was on the board helping to set educational policy for our county. Why is an “unbalanced” board an issue now? Educators who are deeply involved in their union are some of the most passionate and knowledgeable in their field. They don’t just do their job and go home. They spend their “spare” time researching educational issues across the country and advocating for their students. This leads to my final point. I want the media to understand that “teacher issues” are student issues. At what point did things that are good for teachers became unequivocally bad for students? Meat and potatoes issues that teachers care about … class size, plan time, discipline, turnover, professional development, toxic testing, under staffing, inadequate funding, etc. all have a direct impact on the success and well-being of our students. Parents and community members are starting to understand the issues. That is why the school board is vastly different than it was three years ago. Are the teachers passionate and organized? Yes. They did what they were born to do. They educated and inspired others, getting parents and other community members to vote with them. The school board elections turned out as they did because the public is starting to listen and then ask the right questions of the people who actually live education every day. It’s time for the talking heads to catch up. Lauren Hopson is president of the Knox County Education Association. The full post is online at

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Staples to Dems: ‘They’re coming after us’ A couple of points about Rick Staples getting the nod to replace ousted incumbent Joe Armstrong on the ballot in the 15th state House race: ■ The entire Knox County Democratic Party can’t fit into a phone booth (even if they could find a phone booth nowadays). Fifty people crammed into a very small room to witness the vote for Armstrong’s replacement. A couple dozen more were denied entry by the cop at the door. ■ Staples is no longer the Charlie Brown of East Knoxville politics. ■ And here’s a bonus point: With Staples headed to Nashville and Evelyn Gill taking the District 1 County Commission seat, the coalition known as the Five Points Five that has long controlled the political establishment in Knoxville’s black community has suffered a serious blow (for now, at least). Eleven of the 15 Knox County Democratic Party officers eligible to vote went for Staples. Two women who’d expressed interest in the seat, Jackie Clay and Armstrong’s wife, Letonia Armstrong, withdrew their names and were

With Dave Hart’s retirement, which will be greeted with applause by Lady Vols fans, it is time to restore the name as a lasting tribute to Pat Summitt. Hart’s contract amendment will give him a buyout of over $600,000; the public will want to know if he receives any other retirement benefits from the state or university. This column predicted Hart and Chancellor Jimmy Cheek retirements and we renew our prediction of a position for Madeline Rogero in a potential Hillary Clinton Administration, occurring in the summer of 2017. Rogero, a few months ago, downplayed it by saying she was not seeking a position. She has asked others not to promote it. Of course, saying you are not seeking a federal appointment is not a denial of a willingness to serve if offered. It is not even close. Rogero has not answered whether she would serve out her full term or decline a federal post if offered. Actually, it is a real compliment to the mayor that she is being mentioned as a Clinton appointee and an even greater honor if it is offered. It seems crystal clear that, if offered, she would quickly accept. Rogero likes public service. This would allow her to go to a level where she is already active with climate change and women’s issues. She

Diane Jordan, Rick Staples and Cleola Staples legislative delegation. “They’re coming after us, and we have to keep this seat – not just for this year, but for the future.” Presumably Staples is thinking about 2018, since the GOP didn’t bother to field a candidate in this year’s 15th district race – a curious omission for the Red to the Roots bunch, given the timing of Armstrong’s tax evasion trial – and it is unlikely that Independent candidate Pete Drew, who has run for more offices than anyone can count since Armstrong took the seat from him in 1988 after he switched from

Democrat to Republican, will pose much of a threat in November. It’s also unlikely that Staples’ change in status made much difference in Staples’ weekend plans – planning for an interest meeting of the 100 Black Men of Knoxville and young men whom they will mentor over the coming year, working on a September chess tournament for young people. “I didn’t realize how busy I am until recently when I overbooked myself one day,” Staples said. “I have to be the busiest person in Knoxville that doesn’t have a title.”

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has traveled to China, Turkey and Los Angeles for the Obama Administration. It could trigger a pay raise of over $30,000 a year in most positions she might be offered. She will be 65 next year and will have only two years left in her final term as mayor. A federal post would give her four to eight years of additional employment and vesting in the federal pension system on top of the city pension she receives the day she leaves office. The four years could become eight if Clinton is re-elected, taking her to age 73. There is virtually no elective local or regional office she could win after mayor due to her liberal leanings. She leads the only Democratic enclave in East Tennessee and is term limited. What would be a position for Rogero? Certainly assistant secretary of labor or housing would be doable and logical. An assistant secretary of state for human rights or women’s issues would also be credible. She might have a U.S. Senate confirmed position or one free from the Senate confirmation process. Her key staff and several directors may hope she does

not depart before December 2019 as their jobs are not assured under a new or even interim mayor. ■ City Council: Knoxville architect Randall DeFord is seen as a strong contender for Nick Pavlis’ seat. DeFord is active in Fort Sanders historical preservation efforts. Former council member Joe Hultquist may run. Stanton Webster, a Fort Sanders resident, is another possibility. Nick Della Volpe is termlimited in District 4. Lauren Rider is clearly running and longtime neighborhood activist Jeff Talman is giving it consideration. David Williams, who ran against Finbarr Saunders, is running for the Duane Grieve seat. Also mentioned are Terry Faulkner, Bearden activist; Sandi Robinson, West Hills sidewalk advocate; Wayne Christensen, former director of Knox Youth Sports; Doug Veum, retired; and Marleen Davis, who ran strongly but unsuccessfully for County Commission two weeks ago. Veum, Davis and Christensen all live in Sequoyah Hills. James Corcoran is mentioned for the Brenda Palmer seat, along with former council member Steve Hall, who has lost his last two races for state representative. Hall still has $10,000 left over from his losing legislative races. County Commissioner Sam McKenzie is mentioned

for the Daniel Brown seat. ■ Bob Thomas, announced candidate for Knox County mayor in 2018, has raised over $95,000 but $50,000 is a loan from Thomas himself. The GOP candidate also received generous donations from two well-known Democrats, former U.S. Senate candidate Gordon Ball, $500; and Farragut developer Doug Horne, $500. Former 911 director Bob Coker gave $200. ■ State Rep. Martin Daniel was congratulated election night by a joint call from House Speaker Beth Harwell and Gov. Bill Haslam. Several Haslam friends in Knoxville had financially supported Daniel’s opponent, Steve Hall, this summer while Harwell’s PAC had donated $1,500 to Daniel as did ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd who is from Knoxville. Daniel, along with state Reps. Jason Zachary and Roger Kane, face Democratic opponents in November. However, the marquee contest will be the Gloria Johnson-Eddie Smith rematch on Nov. 8. It will be hard-fought and close as it was in 2014. The composition of the district is almost even between the two parties. Trump leading the GOP ticket may harm Smith. Rogero will help Johnson and Haslam will help Smith, who chairs the Knox delegation.

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At-large Knox County Commissioners Bob Thomas and Ed Brantley join SouthDoyle neighborhood residents Lyda and D.J. Krahwinkel and Carson Dailey (9th District commissioner-elect) at Love That BBQ on Maryville Pike. Photos by Betsy Pickle

Ed & Bob ‘love’ SoKno At-large Knox County Commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas returned to Love That BBQ, 1901 Maryville Pike, for their Aug. 17 Night Out to meet with residents and hear their concerns. Proprietors

Walter and Ann Love welcomed the legendary local radio duo and their posse, who packed the place. Aside from SoKno locals Lyda and D.J. Krahwinkel, their neighbor and County Commissioner-elect Carson

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Visiting Love That BBQ for Ed & Bob’s Night Out in SoKno are County Commission chair Dave Wright, Bart Rountree, holding Teddy Rountree, proprietors Ann and Walter Love, school board member Amber Rountree and County Commissioner John Schoonmaker.

Dailey, school board member Amber Rountree with husband Bart Rountree and son Teddy, and this reporter, most of the diners were visiting from other parts of town, but the raves they gave Love That BBQ very

Opening-game memories Excitement is peaking. The lid may blow off the pressure cooker at any time. The opening game is almost here. Alarmists say don’t take Appalachian State for granted. I say the Mountaineers have a problem, a very serious problem. This Tennessee team is poised to make memories. I’ve collected a few from opening games over fourfifths of an exciting lifetime watching football Volunteers. Some memories are better than others. Perhaps you recall ‌ 1950: Cousin Ray Byrd, reserve fullback, told me the Vols were going to be good. I went to the opening game because of a complimentary ticket. I was 16. I didn’t

1968: In one of the great drives in Tennessee history, Bubba Wyche led the Vols in a race against the clock Marvin and a fiercely determined West Georgia defense. The final horn sounded with a play in progress, a touchdown pass to Gary Kreis. After that know what to expect. Ten- came a dramatic two-point nessee defeated Mississippi conversion to Ken DeLong Southern, 56-0. Hot dogs (eight points after time exwere inexpensive. pired) to steal a 17-17 tie. 1958: Tennessee lost The introduction of artito Auburn, 13-0. The Vols ficial turf was the wonderplayed all afternoon with- ful, controversial side story. out making a first down. Georgia didn’t like any part They were minus 49 rush- of the Knoxville visit. ing. Beautiful broken-field 1972: It was supposedly a runs enabled tailbacks to big deal that both Tennessee get back within two or three and Georgia Tech had black yards of the line of scrim- quarterbacks. Condredge mage. The embarrassment Holloway’s first pass was inwas on national TV. tercepted and looked to be a




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sure Tech touchdown. As if his life depended on it, Peanut ran down the bandit and made the tackle at the 3. “The thought flashed through my mind that if I didn’t catch him, that might be my last play as quarterback at the University of Tennessee.� The Vols squeezed that threat down to a field goal and won in a romp, 34-3. 1976: A guy you never heard of, Vince Fusco, kicked three extra points for Duke, and the Blue Devils won, 21-18, because Tennessee failed three times at conversions. Bill Battle said he had never seen such a weird game. It was Bill’s last opener as coach. 1984: Tony Robinson,

well could entice more fans to the eatery. Thomas had a strong turnout from his family, including wife Kim Simmons Thomas, son Jake Thomas and mom Nelle Thomas. Commissioners Dave Wright

and John Schoonmaker attended, as did commissioners-elect Michele Carringer and Hugh Nystrom and former commissioner R. Larry Smith. School board member Patti Bounds also checked out the fare.

thin as a fishing line, was virtually invisible for two years behind quarterback Alan Cockrell. Tony’s combined stats were six for 15 passing and 12 runs for minus six yards. Tony moped. Tony fretted. Tony went home once, considered going again and asked about getting his old job back at a hardware store in Tallahassee. Quarterback coach Walt Harris said Tony just didn’t have his heart in being second-team. When Cockrell got out of the way (he went pro in baseball), Robinson blossomed. In his first game at the controls, the opener against Washington State, he completed 13 of 16 and suddenly became the best quarterback nobody had heard of. 1998: Jeff Hall’s field goal won the Syracuse game at the final horn in the Car-

rier Dome, which had the famous brand name but no air conditioning. It was hotter than ‌ well, the kickoff was at noon. Tee Martin (nine for 26) fell far short of spectacular as Peyton Manning’s replacement but did run better. Syracuse took the lead late and probably thought it had won when Tee threw incomplete on what appeared to be the final fourth down. Not so. The home team was flagged for pass interference. The official got it right. The defensive back hit the receiver a fraction of a second early, but you can’t count on such precise officiating on the road. As you may have heard, Tennessee took full advantage of that reprieve. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

BEARDEN Shopper news • AUGUST 24, 2016 • A-7

Church Street UMC hosts Jack Neely By Carol Z. Shane Arnstein Jewish Community Center. Beretta Tile Co. Kern’s Baker y. John T. O’Connor Senior Center. The town of Farragut. The New York Times. Jack Neely All of these things, says Jack Neely, have come about because of immigrants – specifically immigrants who were either born in or were residents of Knoxville at some point in their lives. For instance, New York Times founder Adolph Ochs started his own journalism career working for the Knoxville Chronicle at age 11. As part of Church Street United Methodist Church’s yearlong 200th-birthday celebration, widely known

local historian Jack Neely, author of the book “Knoxville’s Secret History,” has been giving a lecture each Sunday afternoon in August. The latest was on the topic of immigration, which is, Neely says, a “huge subject” and one for which just scratching the surface could take several hours. “This was a very interesting place during its first 20 years,” he said of the decades following the 1791 founding of the city. For one thing, Knoxville was the first capital of Tennessee – originally as a territory and then as a state – which made it attractive to immigrants seeking opportunities. Well known as a destination for English-Scots-Irish immigrants, Knoxville also received citizenry from those fleeing the French Revolution and those who wanted to join Americans in continuing to keep a stronghold

against the British. Like the Minorcan Spaniard Jorge Farragut Mesquida, who became George Farragut. In the mid-19th century, there was a large influx of immigrants from all over the world because, with its railroad, iron and marble concerns, “Knoxville was hiring. This was a time that we were suddenly an industrial city.” Neely also mentioned utopian settlements from Europe, two of which became Rugby and Wartburg. Many of those members drifted into Knoxville. Neely spoke of the Krutch family, which came here from Germany. “They were an interesting family of musicians, artists, writers,” he said. Charles Krutch, a TVA photographer who died in 1981, donated the money for the park that bears his family’s name. There are no Krutch descendants, which led Neely to observe wryly,

“They were more creative than procreative.” Other nationalities that have enriched the region are Swiss, Italian, Greek, Asian and Welsh. Neely told a lovely story of immigrants from Wales who came to work in the iron industry and settled in what is now Mechanicsville. At dusk, after supper, one or two Welsh women would step onto the back porch and begin to sing. Others would soon join in, and over the neighborhood would float “these shared songs that they all knew from Wales.” Church Street UMC continues to celebrate its bicentennial for the rest of the year. There is one more lecture to come from Neely on the topic of music in Knoxville, on Aug. 28. For a full listing of special bicentennial events, visit or call 865-524-3048.

Sharon Baptist prayer shawls bring comfort By Stacy B St LLevy Sharon Baptist Church is committed to serving the community. And like many churches, it’s with humbleness that they serve. Senior pastor Mark McCoig sums it up pretty well. “We want to be good neighbors. This is our calling. It was to those who reached out to others that Jesus said, ‘For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me’ (Matthew 22:3536). We serve God by serving others; we show our love for God by loving others.” Sharon Baptist has a unique prayer ministry that started with an idea from a church member. “She received a prayer shawl during a difficult time

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i her h lif C i said. id in life,”” M McCoig “Then, as her Sunday school class was praying for a member in need, she heard a voice, God’s voice she believes. God said, ‘Prayer shawl!’ The ministry was born, and it was popular. So popular, the ladies in the ministry could not make the shawls fast enough.” What is a prayer shawl, you might ask? It’s a crocheted or knitted blanket that is given to people in need of prayer. Maybe they have had a crisis in their life, an illness or an accident. The shawl serves as a reminder that people are praying for them, and they are not alone in their struggles. The women also pray as they work on the shawls. Lastly, McCoig said, “Before a shawl is delivered to a recipient, it is dedicated in a group setting, and we pray that God

will ill use it to t bring bi comfort f t and encouragement.” Prayer shawls are not just for church members. They are for anyone who needs prayer. Some have been sent to other communities and other states. The ministry members make shawls for women, lap robes for men and baby blankets for newborns, and they have started making prayer bears for children. “Any chronic struggle is a lonely venture. Sometimes loneliness and despair can be worse than pain. The prayer shawl is a reminder even when no one else is around that people do care. We hear testimonies of those who sleep with them and of some who will not let them out of their sight. To be remembered in our darkest times is empowering at a

time when tii h we may feel f l helph l less,” said McCoig. Sharon Baptist’s community involvement does not stop there. They cook for the annual Travis Wegener Car Show benefiting the Enhance Powell Fund. They give Angel Tree gifts for needy students at BrickeyMcCloud and Copper Ridge schools, and they send disaster relief volunteers to other communities in crisis. On Friday, Aug. 26, Sharon Baptist will be cleaning up the PHS football stadium after the football game. Contact Chad Smith, assistant principal at PHS, for more information on how to get involved. Info: Sharon Baptist ministries,, or Lindsay Collins, 938-7075 or sharonbaptist@

faith cross currents Lynn Pitts

A teacher of children “… and if you are sure that you are a … teacher of children, having in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth, you, then, that teach others, will you not teach yourself?” (Romans 2: 19, 20-21 NRSV) School buses are rolling again. I grew up among teachers: at home, school, church, in the community. I majored in music education and taught a few years before moving on to other forms of ministry. Along the way, I discovered there were different kinds of teachers. There were those who taught rules, those who taught content of books and those who taught children. I wanted to be one who taught children – and later, adults. As a school year begins, I think about classrooms, teachers, support staff and students. I hope that every person who works in a school cares about kids! I remember the custodians at my school. They were as much a part of the staff as the principal. They took care of us. They taught us that

any job is important and should be done well and thoroughly. They cleaned up when we made messes and, to my knowledge, never complained. I remember teachers – the ones who cared, went the extra mile, kept us interested and challenged, and helped us grow up. One of my most poignant memories is seeing a miracle. There was a boy in school who had physical challenges. He struggled to carry his lunch tray, and sometimes he dropped it. One day, Mother was in the cafeteria when he came through the line. She showed him a way to hold his tray and carry it to his table successfully. As long as she lived, my mother remembered his turning around and beaming a smile at her – because she had taught him a lesson in competence.

FAITH NOTES ■ Solway UMC, 3300 Guinn Road, will begin a women’s Bible study 10 a.m. each Thursday, beginning Sept. 8. The group will be led by Cindy Day. Info: 661-1178. ■ Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, 616 Fretz Road, holds meditation services 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Includes quiet reflection, simple music and readings. Info:

Golden Harvesters shun the rocking chair

Offerings include: Senior Walkers, 10:30 a.m., Monday-Friday. ■ Frank R. Strang Senior Center 109 Lovell Heights Road 670-6693 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Offerings include: card games; exercise programs; dance classes; watercolor classes; Tai Chi; blood pressure checks; Mahjong; senior-friendly computer classes. Register for: “Nutrition and Your Health: Everything you need to know from Gluten Free to Portion Control,” noon Wednesday, Aug. 24; cost: $5; RSVP: 541-4500. Ice Cream and Info Party by Seniors Helping Seniors, 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26. ■ John T. O’Connor Senior Center 611 Winona St. 523-1135 html Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Offerings include: Card games, billiards, senior fitness, computer classes, bingo, blood pressure checks 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Fall program preview and Ice Cream Social, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31. Register for: Lunch and Learn: “Five Aspects of Health” presentation by Dr. Scobie Branson, noon Monday, Aug. 29; reserve lunch by Thursday, Aug. 25. The annual O’Connor Center Golfa Classic, 8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, Three Ridges Golf Course; cost: $125/player or $500/team. ■ Larry Cox Senior Center 3109 Ocoee Trail 546-1700 Monday-Friday

More than 60 members of the Golden Harvesters senior group from Grace Baptist Church are all eyes for Karyn Sloas as she sings a soulful rendition of the gospel classic, “He Touched Me,” bringing more than one attendee to tears. Photos by Nancy Anderson

By Nancy Anderson If you ask the members of the Golden Harvesters seniors group at Grace Baptist Church for a motto, they could easily apply, “In the end, it’s not the years left in your life that counts, it’s the life left in your years,” a quote from Abraham Lincoln. More than 60 members of the seniors group gathered at the church last Thursday to kick off their 2016-2017 activities season with a hearty luncheon featuring UT Vols decorations and Karyn Sloas in concert. Sloas, a singer with the Grace Baptist Praise Band and former backup singer for Tammy Wynette, kept the seniors entertained with gospel tunes accompanied on guitar by her husband, David Sloas, who is in the orchestra at Grace Baptist and played guitar for Tammy Wynette as well as Aaron Tippin. “Karyn is one of my favorites said Golden Harvesters president Sue Reagan. I’m glad she could come today

to get us all started off right this season because boy are we going to be busy.” In addition to luncheons the third Thursday every month featuring a musical guest or informative speaker, the group also gathers for a movie night every month. Approximately 30 members comprise the Sounds of Grace Senior Adult Choir which rehearses every Wednesday morning and performs in church services. Frequent outings such as lunch at Carver’s Apple House, attending Sandi Patty’s “Forever Grateful” Farewell Tour, shopping in Berea, Ky., and a trip to Jamestown-Williamsburg fill the schedule. Throw in a monthly service project such as Western Heights Baptist Center and Operation Christmas Child and it’s evident this is no rocking chair crowd. “Everyone can’t come to everything,” said Reagan. “Life is short, and you have to keep busy. The best way to do that is to go and do fun

things together. Enjoy life. “But there’s one thing we do that’s not on that schedule. “There are quite a few who are homebound so we make sure to visit, bring baskets of goodies, and help out any way we can. “You see, the most important thing we do is take care of each other. All of us. It’s a fellowship, and we’re all in it together.”

Best friend Linda Hodge gets a “Hello” hug from Golden Harvesters president Sue Reagan.

Duncan and ‘boss’ Bleeka Miller, 103-yearold resident at Morning Pointe of Lenoir City, got a surprise visit from U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., who came to see his “boss.” He thanked Miller for her support and gave her a good-luck penny as a token to remember their meeting.

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Neubert Springs farm is dream come true By Betsy Pickle Usually, people aren’t excited about “buying the farm,� but Diane Shular is overjoyed with the purchase she made this summer. Yards away from the Neubert Springs exit off Gov. John Sevier Highway is the old Burchell place, a farm Shular has admired since she was a little girl. For many months, starting last year, developers were making plans to put a housing development on it. The South-Doyle Neighborhood Association has been keeping a close eye on the proposed development, but now the group doesn’t have to worry. The deal fell through, and the only residents will be a couple of humans, up to four horses, possibly some goats and chickens, and the deer who already call the place home. When she didn’t see the development proceeding, Shular reached out to the family that owned the property, and things magically fell into place for her and Tami Riley to buy it. Now they feel like part of the extended family that includes Linda Burchell Cruze, Bettye Kennedy and Wayne and Pam Varnes. They all sat down in the shade of the house’s back porch to discuss the significance of the home and the farm. Cruze’s father, Roy “Buddy� Burchell Jr., bought the property after he returned from serving in World War II. He built the house, and he and his wife, Irene, and their toddler, Linda, moved in in 1946. Wayne Varnes says the 9.42-acre farm was larger before the highway was built in 1966. It included the Neubert Springs exit and land across

Career Magnet students set to earn college credits By Ruth White

Diane Shular with Oz and Tami Riley with JosĂŠ pose with their “newâ€? barn in the background. the road. “This farm was part of the original John Sevier farmstead,â€? he says. “This logging road next to the fence row right here, that was the original stagecoach road from Sevierville.â€? Varnes remembers helping his uncle on the farm. “He’d give me a coffee cup and have me walk behind the tractor over here, and I said, ‘What am I looking for, Buddy?’ And he said, ‘Pick up any bullets that you see.’ Civil War bullets.â€? Varnes never found any, but he did find a couple of arrowheads. He says the property also used to have an orchard and a blacksmith shop. Later, Varnes kept a large garden on the place. He remembers his aunt pointing out the area where Indians were allowed to camp. “That’s as close as John Sevier would let ’em stay.â€? Buddy Burchell, who had

an engineering degree from Auburn University, was “big on farming and also big on Civil War history,� Varnes says. He worked the loom at Standard Knitting Mill, and Shular has found several artifacts from the mill on the property. “What’s ironic is, my mom worked there in the ’60s,� says Shular, who grew up in Vestal and then Arrowhead subdivision. “He might’ve been her boss.� Irene Burchell was talented at various crafts, her relatives say. She made baskets and grew loofas. She also was a volunteer greeter at Marble Springs, the nearby state historic site on part of the original Sevier farmstead, and made her own period costumes for her role. Not long after her husband died in 1994, she moved in with her widowed daughter, Cruze, a home economist for KUB who had been diagnosed with mul-

tiple sclerosis. After Irene Burchell died in 2014, the long-empty Burchell home was put up for sale. Shular, who has had horses since she was young, bought a farm behind the Burchell property in 1999 because she was tired of paying for boarding. “I’ve always admired this farm, since the ’80s,� she says. “When I bought the farm behind it, I kept admiring it. And then I met Irene a few times, but I never met the rest of the family until the place went up on the market.� A sign-language interpreter at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Shular, who lives in Colonial Village, knew she would be embarking on a huge financial commitment, so she asked Riley if she wanted to go in on the farm with her. Riley didn’t hesitate. For Shular, the farm is a dream come true. “A lot of people wanted this farm, and I really think it was meant to be ours.�

Last week, Career Magnet Academy recognized students from the class of 2018 who have met the requisite benchmarks to begin taking dual enrollment courses at Pellissippi State Community College. This group will make significant progress toward an associate degree at PSCC while still in high school. Through the program, most students will need only an additional three to six courses to complete their degree, but some will earn their high school diploma and an associate degree when they graduate. What makes the program unique is that juniors in the program can walk upstairs from the high school campus and be in the PSCC lobby. The students will attend regular high school classes and then head upstairs during the middle of the school day for two college courses, ending the day back at CMA for seventh period. Dr. Mike North, campus dean for the Strawberry Plains PSCC, said, “I can’t say how thrilled I am to see the first group ‘come upstairs’ to begin coursework at Pellissippi this fall. Approximately 50 students from the first CMA class made it this fall. Getting to ‘come upstairs’ means successfully progressing to the next step in their program. That is something the teachers and administration in the Career Magnet Academy have been cultivating in them for the past two years – a desire to obtain the skills to enter college coursework and degree pursuit.�

Out of the 82 juniors enrolled at CMA, 48 will work on the dual enrollment program, or 58.5 percent of the class. Magnet facilitator Cameron Molchan calls this figure “remarkable� given that 65 percent of the junior class came to the school below grade level in reading and math. The juniors earned an average of 19.5 on the ACT during their sophomore year, with the highest score by a sophomore being 30. Students must meet certain criteria to participate in the program. They must maintain the requisite GPA (varies by pathway 2.0 or 3.0), must meet the benchmark scores either on the Compass Exam or the ACT (17-19 depending on the pathway), and must demonstrate maturity and maintain a clean discipline record to be referred by one of the administrators. Pathway choices selected for the classes of 2018 and 2019 at Career Magnet include Homeland Security: 43.2 percent participation; Advanced Manufacturing: 19.6 percent; Teaching as a Profession: 25.1 percent; and Sustainable Living: 12.1 percent. Each year the school will accept 125 freshmen. It will begin taking applications on Oct. 2 and use a lottery system. The link to the online application is https://transapp. There is no charge to attend, and all students receive free breakfast, lunch and a Chromebook. Career Magnet Academy is at 7171 Strawberry Plains Pike. Info: 622-3800.



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Winning summer for 4-H It has been a busy summer for local 4-H students. Knox County 4-H took 1st place at the 2016 Wildlife Habitat Educ at ion Program (WHEP) National Contest in July at Canaan Valley Freeland State Park in West Virginia. The group won the Tennessee competition earlier in the summer and represented the state in the national contest. No stranger to winning, the first place performance gives Tennessee its fifth straight win at the national level. Winning team members are Alec Bissell of Bearden, Josiah Creech of Halls, Shelley Griffith of Oak Ridge and Brianna Saylor of Farragut. The team is coached by Sharon Davis and Brandi Griffith. The members also won national individual honors: Shelley Griffith, second in the nation; Josiah Creech, fourth; Alec Bissell, sixth; and Brianna Saylor, twelfth. WHEP educates and tests 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) youth on their knowledge of North American wildlife species, management and concepts. This year’s national competition involved 15 teams from 13 states and focused on birds, mammals, reptiles, fish and amphibians native to the Appalachian region. Dr. Craig Harper, University of Tennessee professor and extension specialist, directs the program in Tennessee. Hannah Freeland of Farragut was recently recognized as a Level I (9th and 10th grade) state winner in

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Knox County 4-H took first place in the national WHEP competition with team members Josiah Creech (Halls), Shelley Griffith (Oak Ridge), Brianna Saylor (Farragut), Alec Bissell (Bearden) and coach Brandi Griffith.

4-H Vol State award winners: Brie Anne Davenport, Thomas Cates, Houston Vandergriff, Alec Bissell and Mary Beth Nehls the line and design project at the Tennessee 4-H Roundup held at the UT Knoxville. A homeschool student and the daughter of Brent and Sabrina Freeland, Hannah received a $500 college scholarship and a Horizon Award trophy. At the Roundup, several local 4-H members in Knox County received the

Vol State award, the highest level of recognition a Tennessee 4-H member can achieve. Vol State is presented to high school juniors and seniors in recognition of excellence in all phases of 4-H work, as well as service and leadership in their communities. Local winners included Mary Beth Nehls, a senior at

Christian Academy of Knoxville; Brie Anne Davenport, a senior from Halls enrolled in Tennessee Online Public School; Thomas Cates, a senior at South Doyle High School; Houston Vandergriff, homeschool senior from Powell; and Alec Bissell, STEM academy graduate and freshman at UT Knoxville.

Knox County Schools Coupon Book campaign to launch The Knox County Schools Coupon Book campaign will start Thursday, Sept. 8, and run through Sept. 27. Each book includes over $11,500 in savings and 31 new merchants, including over $2,000 in savings in the Sevier County Family Fun Section.

Merchants and their offerings are available for viewing on the Knox County Schools website. Purchase books from your local school to show support. This is an efficient fundraiser: Each $10 book generates $8 for the school

selling the book; 70 cents is redistributed to schools within Knox County with greater economic needs; 13 cents goes to the K-12 eBook subscriptions for all school libraries; 63 cents goes toward printing and 54 cents goes toward overhead and incentives.

Well, maybe not! That’s a great excuse for not having my homework ‌ except I don’t have a dog! I really didn’t get my homework done because the Oswalds, Kip Oswald like most families, are always going to some activity after school, so we just don’t get home in time to do hours of homework at night. So, why do we have two or three hours of homework after we have spent seven hours at school doing the same work? As usual, sister Kinzy put on her research hat to find out the history of homework and what homework policies around the country and the world look like. First, she found that our family wasn’t alone in struggling with time for homework. More than 80 percent of respondents in a poll complained about the amount of homework kids are assigned. Then Kinzy found several school districts that have completely stopped assigning homework based on studies done by many researchers including the Brookings Institution and the Rand Corporation. They found evidence that homework overload is the excep-

tion rather than the norm, and in the past 20 years, this increase is associated with neutral and sometimes negative effects on student achievement. One study compared TIMSS math scores of students in over 40 countries with the amount of homework they reported completing each night. They found that many countries with the highest-scoring students, such as Japan, the Czech Republic and Denmark, had teachers who assigned little homework, while countries with low scores, such as Thailand, Greece and Iran, had teachers who assigned a great deal of homework. Also, Kinzy found that many school districts that assign homework follow a standard called the “10-minute rule,� created by Duke University psychology professor Harris Cooper. The rule, endorsed by the National PTA and the National Education Association, says kids should get 10 minutes of homework a night per grade. A first-grader would have 10 minutes of homework each night; a fifthgrader 50 minutes. What is your school’s policy and how does your family handle homework? Send comments to Joke of the Week: Teacher: Did your mother help you with your homework? Student: No, she did it all by herself.

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News from Concord Christian School

First day of school Concord Christian School and Preschool welcomed students new and old recently on the first day of school. Continuing to have record growth, the school and preschool celebrated the return to classes with a Back 2 School Kick Off as well as a Launch Day. Launch Day provides elementary students and parents to have oneon-one time with their teacher, while middle and high school students are able to participate in scheduled walkthrus, welcome breakfasts and new student luncheons. Families celebrated their children’s first day by sharing photos with friends and family. With waitlists in several of the grades and max capacity in others, Concord continues to praise God for His goodness.


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Clarence Brown launches new season

■ Penny4Arts offers kids the opportunity to attend select performances for a penny when accompanied by an adult. In addition, Clarence Brown Theatre offers an “I want it all package” for $175 with discounts for UT faculty and staff, UT students and non-UT students. Preview nights for all eight plays are (Wednesday and Thursday before opening night) are $145. Single tickets are available. Ticket info: 865-974-5161 or online at The theatre is “like a teaching hospital… it is our lab” with training for actors as well as all those folks behind the stage in lighting, costumes, set design, marketing and directing, said David B. Byrd, managing director of CBT, who spoke recently to the North Knoxville Rotary Club at Litton’s. “Graduates leave UT with professional experience,” he said. UT has 80-100 undergraduates, up to 22 graduate students in design and 16 auditioned and invited students seeking a master’s in fine arts. Those MFA students will perform in the first play, “Violet,” a play that’s been a year in the making. UT leases six one-bedroom apartments in the Fort Sanders area to house visiting guest artists, Byrd said. “It’s really important that they enjoy their time in Knoxville, and they do.” Byrd said no two performances are the same because “the audience is a central component,” and performers adjust to the crowd’s engagement. “Theater is a collaborative art form.” Clarence Brown, a Knoxville native and 1910 UT graduate, and his wife, Marian, endowed the theatre – at the time, UT’s largest single endowment. It was built without a center aisle because Brown “hated to see people leaving during the performances.” It was dedicated in November 1970 as one of the nation’s finest performance venues.

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The curtain will rise Friday, Sept. 2 for opening night of “Violet,” the first of eight productions for 2016-17 at Clarence Brown Theatre. This season could be the best yet. “Violet” is filled with bluegrass, folk and gospel music in telling the story of a mountain girl scarred in a farm accident who takes a bus to Tulsa – via Johnson City, Kingsport, Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis – to be healed by an evangelical preacher. “Violet” runs through Sept. 18. Other plays ahead are “The Crucible,” by Arthur Miller; “This Is Our Youth,” a comedy about three wayward adolescents; “A Christmas Carol,” the Charles Dickens classic; “Outside Mullingar,” a romantic comedy set in Ireland; “The Busy Body,” a comedy; “Top Girls,” a contemporary feminist play about sacrifices in reaching the top; and “Around the World in 80 Days,” from the novel by Jules Verne. We’ll see plays for all people at a range of prices for all budgets: ■ Pay what you wish nights make the plays affordable to all ■ Open captioned performances include a text display of all words and sounds ■ Deaf night at the theatre provides four live interpreters and a barrier-free experience ■ Student matinees are scheduled during the school day at drastically reduced rates ■ A day for community provides an evening of free theatre including a talkback for a targeted audience identified by the Urban League in order to engage the under-served ■ Blue Star theatre offers discounts for military and veterans ■ Family feast provides dinner and $10 tickets

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Attracting new, younger members J. Fred Heitman’s job is his company, American Aquatics. He travels the country helping cities and counties with stormwater inspections. He is an expert when it comes to fish sampling studies. But his real job is Rotary. In this Rotary year of 201617, he serves as Governor of District 6780, the home district for Knoxville’s seven Rotary clubs and 58 other clubs in East Tennessee. Fred, who lives in Knoxville, is past president of The Rotary Club of Oak Heitman Ridge. He joined that club in 1998 when his company was located in Oak Ridge. Fred has managed to continue working fulltime and be a district governor, and that’s a neat trick. He’s changed the model and instead of visiting all 65 clubs, he’s had 16 cluster meetings with four or five clubs on average at each meeting. He’s also popping in unannounced, visiting clubs during their regular weekly meetings. “I like to sit and talk with who I call ‘table Rotarians,’” he said. “It’s been eye-opening to learn up close what great things our clubs and our Rotarians are doing in their communities.” He has 10 goals for his year. One major goal is for each club to do one community project per month. “I want us to do these projects in our communities and tell the communities what we are doing, on Facebook, social media or through other media,” he says. “We tend to hide Rotary’s bright light under a basket.” Another goal is for clubs to increase membership by 5 percent, especially recruiting younger members who will be the future of Rotary. “We have to attract young members going forward,” he says. “And that is starting to happen.” ■

The Welcome Picnic for Pellissippi State Community College’s international students will be 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the College Courtyard at Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley campus. The Rotary Club of Knoxville is sponsoring this event. ■

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Knox County gives $50K boost to all-inclusive park at Karns By Sherri Gardner Howell

“Eight Arts of the Vacuum Shop Studios� at Pellissippi State will feature the work of local artists, including this piece by Chelsie Nunn.

Art show at PSCC Hardin Valley Pellissippi State Community College will host the “Eight Artists of the Vacuum Shop Studios� exhibit in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, through Sept. 9. The exhibit features artists from Knoxville’s collaboratively-run Vacuum Shop Studios: Eleanor Aldrich, Heather Hartman, Kelly Hider, Ashton Ludden, Erin

Mullenex, Chelsie Nunn, Deb Rule and Jessie Van der Laan. A reception to meet the artists will be held 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. The exhibit is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, an annual series that includes music and theatre performances, international celebrations, lectures and the fine arts. Info: arts or 865-694-6400.

The dream is getting so close that Rick and Monica Dailey and members of the Karns Lions Club can almost feel the swoosh of the swings and hear the sound of the wind chimes. On Monday, $50,000 for the Karns Lions Club Inclusive Park was approved as one of several expenditures from the surplus in the Knox County budget. Monica Dailey, wife of Lion Rick Dailey who is chairing the project, was almost giddy with happiness. “That $50,000 will make all the difference in the world,� says Monica. “It takes a big bite out of what we need to move us toward completing the park.� The park is a passion for Dailey, who is a former special education teacher. The goal is to have a park that is built from the first shovel of dirt to the last installation with the needs and desires of children with disabilities as the guide. It is designed to provide a place for social

interaction, play, development of understanding and fun for children (ages 2 to 12) and their parents and caregivers. Dailey believes it will be a model park for the disabled and will draw families from all over Knox and surrounding counties. “From the very beginning, I have believed that there is a severe need for a park like this,� says Dailey. “And, as in the past, the members of the Karns Lions Club saw the need and saw an opportunity to bring another good thing to the Karns community and jumped on board. They donated the land, they will be responsible for the upkeep, and they are making this affordable and possible.� The $50k comes at a crucial time primarily because the project was in danger of becoming a victim of its own success. “The plan was to do the playground and other parts of the park in three phases,� says Dailey. “But we got a grant – a matching grant –

that will let us do the entire playground at once. “Thanks to the response from businesses like Smithbilt Homes and Pilot, we have the money to match that grant, but it will take almost all of it. “So we found ourselves at a crossroads, because we were left without the funds to do the infrastructure – bathrooms, pavilion, parking lots – that have to go along with that. “This money means we can move forward.� A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Thursday, Aug. 25, at 2:45 p.m. with supporters, sponsors and dignitaries on hand, and the public is invited. Dailey sees the finish line – down the road, but in sight. “Because we have so many plumbers and electricians and other service people already stepping up to donate labor, equipment and supplies, we will now be able to move forward. Another $50,000,� she says, wistfully.

Chamber visits Cumulus Nearly 100 business professionals gathered at Cumulus Media, home of WOKI (news/talk), WNML AM/FM (sports) and WIVK (country) located on 4711 Old Kingston Pike, for breakfast networking with the Farragut West Knox Chamber. Pictured are Jeff Jarnigan, operations manager; Valerie Wann, sales; Channing Smith, morning news anchor WIVK; Angela Bridges, sales; Jimmy Hyams, sports director; and Jack Lee, sales manager. Photo by Nancy Anderson

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Covenant Health teams up to help local man achieve his dream It’s a great feeling to be on the field at UT’s Neyland Stadium. It’s even better when it’s your birthday. Justin Snow had a goal of completing a full marathon of 26.2 miles, and he achieved that goal on April 3, 2016, at the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, the day he turned 40. While that in itself is a great story, it’s really just one chapter for Snow, because he completed the marathon just a few years after having both hips replaced at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, with therapy at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center and Parkwest Therapy Center at Fort Sanders West. To understand how this story came to its conclusion, it helps to understand where it started and the kind of person Snow is. “I’ve always believed in going big and living the dream,” Snow says with a grin. Snow has been active all his life, and has a passion for sports. After pitching for the baseball team at East Tennessee State University, he settled into the life of a family man, but never slowed down. He still loved to play ball and play with his kids, going to the gym regularly to stay in shape. Several years ago, Snow received a call from his sister, who told him she was coming to town for the 2009 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. Her goal was a half marathon of 13.1 miles. Never in his life had Snow entered a race of any kind, which for some people would be a reason not to try. For Snow, a man who likes to push himself, it was a challenge he couldn’t resist. Snow and his sister enjoyed the “Finish on the 50” at the marathon, and picked up half marathon medals. He caught the running bug, and decided he needed to do it again. Motivated and strong, he knew he was ready to take on the challenge, but he didn’t know about the obstacle he was soon to face. During training for the 2010 half marathon, Snow began to feel pain in his hips. “They were aching,” Snow says, “they were hurting, but I pushed through.” He tried to ignore the discomfort and finished the race. Confident he would heal in plenty of time for more training,

Snow started to think about trying the full marathon in 2011. It went from being a thought to a dream, from a dream to a goal, and from a goal to a plan. When training began for that next race, Snow gave it all his energy, but the pain in his hips was worse. It became so frequent and so intense that he had to stop. Snow had to give up on his dream of finishing a marathon, at least for the time being. But while Snow’s marathon training had come to a decisive end, the pain in his hips continued to plague him. “It got to the point where it was affecting my everyday life,” he says. Snow’s wife, Buffy, agrees. “We would go to UT games, and he would have to stop five or six times on the way to the stadium,” Buffy Snow says. “We’d go to the grocery store, and his hips would just burn, and he’d have to find a place to sit down.” Snow’s daily life became a series of limitations. He couldn’t play with the kids, and he had to sit down frequently at work.

Justin Snow enjoys support from his family along the way as he ran the 2016 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon.

Justin Snow is pictured after completing the marathon with his wife, Buffy, and their children, Madelyn, Drew and Gabe. His wife encouraged him to get the problematic pain checked out, but he lived with it for two years before finally going to see orthopaedic surgeon Brian Edkin, MD. Snow was shocked by the results. “Honestly, I thought I was going to get

Tips on how to avoid joint injuries Avoid doing too much, too soon. Never increase the length of your workouts by more than 10 percent from one week to the next, and never increase both the length and intensity of your workout at the same time. Maintain strength in the muscles surrounding the joint area. To strengthen the knees, do calf raises, lunges, squats and leg lifts.

Train smart by cross-training. Repetitive-motion injuries caused by doing just one sport or workout are some of the most common. You can prevent them by doing different sports or activities that work different muscles. Never skip your warm-up or cool down. Tight or stiff muscles around a joint will make the area more prone to injury.

Always use proper technique and body mechanics when playing sports involving repetitive motion, such as tennis and golf. Taking lessons from a certified coach or trainer every once in a while can help you learn and stick with proper form, which can reduce your injury risk substantially. Keep in shape. A high cardiovascular fitness level is crucial to avoid joint injuries. Otherwise, as you tire your form can fail and your joints carry unbalanced weight. Be sure to wear proper shoes that provide adequate support during exercise.

maybe a hip injection and some Celebrex and be on my way,” Snow says. But Dr. Edkin pointed to the X-rays as proof that Snow was already “way beyond” nonsurgical remedies. Snow was told he had the hips of a person 50 years older. “He had severe arthritis and bone spurs,” Buffy Snow says. At the age of 35, it was recommended that Brian Edkin, MD Justin Snow undergo total hip replacement in not one, but both hips. Snow got a second opinion. And a third. The answer was the same. If Snow wanted his quality of life back, surgery was the only realistic option. “Hip and knee replacement surgery has been performed for more than 40 years,” says Dr. Edkin, “and has reached a point of consistent reliability and success for patients with a variety of disabling conditions.” Because of Snow’s young age and excellent health, he was offered the possible option of having both hips replaced on the same day. “I said, ‘if you’re going to do this, let’s knock ‘em both out at the same time,” says Snow. So on Jan. 23, 2012, 35-year-old Justin Snow checked in to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center for bilateral hip

replacement to be performed by Dr. Edkin. “He talked to me about the whole procedure and the process,” Snow says. “He made me feel comfortable.” Dr. Edkin had explained to Snow that they wouldn’t know until the first hip was replaced whether or not the second one could be replaced on the same day. When Snow woke up after surgery, it was his first question. “I said, ‘Did you do them both?’ and the nurse who was patting my head said, ‘Yeah, you got both of them done.’” The distance Snow covered with a walker in the halls of the hospital the day after surgery was impressive, and he was told that some of the nurses had never seen anyone “take off” the way he did. A few days later, Snow was moved to Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center for therapy. “I did a lot of walking, a lot of stretching exercises and band exercises,” Snow says. The therapy was intense and also practical. It included lessons in conquering stairs, and also how to get in and out of a car, something Snow would be doing a lot of when he returned to his job. The four days of therapy at PNRC focused on returning Snow to live outside the hospital walls and to take care of himself as much as possible.

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AUSSIEDOODLES Great temperament, make exc. companion for the whole family. $750. (865)466-4380 Beagle Pitbull mix puppies, 8 wks, 1st vac, FREE, Call aft 1pm (865)982-3835 BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES - ABCA Reg. 4 blk & wht fem., 1 red/wht male. $350 ea. (865)898-0778 CHIHUAHUA PUPS - 8 wks, dewormed, $150. Call after 3pm, 865-696-2199 DOBERMAN PUPS, AKC, Sire XL natl & intl champ - 125 lbs. Dam’s father was 2013 World Champ. Great protection, good with kids. $1000-$800. Credit cards accepted. 615-740-7909 ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES - AKC reg., 1st shots, vet ck’d. $1500. Call (423) 519-0647. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS AKC, West German bldlns, 6 M, 3 F, vet ck’d. health guar. $500. 865-323-2864. GOLDEN DOODLE PUPS, F1B, Home raised, adorable bundles of fur, Deposits being taken. (423)733-9252. GOLDEN RETRIEVER puppies, AKC reg., DOB 7/25/16. Now taking deposits. 865-567-7180 GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES, AKC, $650. 1st shots, vet checked, Phone 931-808-0293.

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


GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS AKC, high quality from proven sire & dam. Fems. $450. 865-789-5648; 865-933-2032 GREAT PYRENEES - about 4 yrs. old, male, neutered. Not a livestock dog. Must have fenced yd & be part of a family. Very loving. (423)337-3546 HAVENESE PUPS AKC, home raised, health guar. 765-259-7337 LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Chocolate, 7 wks, shots, wormed, $750. (423)754-2863. LABRADOODLES, GOLDEN DOODLES - DOUBLE DOODLES. Non-shedding, intelligent, litter box trained. 865591-7220

PUPPY NURSERY Many different breeds Maltese, Yorkies, Malti-Poos, Poodles, Yorki-Poos, Shih-Poos, Shih Tzu, $175/up. shots & wormed. We do layaways. Health guar. Go to Facebook, Judys Puppy Nursery Updates. 423-566-3647 SHIH TZU puppies, AKC, Females $600; Males $500. Shots UTD. Warranty. 423-618-8038; 423-775-4016 SIBERIAN HUSKEY CKC, male, black/ gray/white, DOB 7/15/13, $300. (931) 510-8888 TOY POODLE PUPS, BEAUTIFUL COLORING. TAKING DEP. Ready SEPT. 20. 2 MALES. crate trn’d. $650. 865221-3842 YORKIE PUP, MALE, 10 weeks old, adorable, $800. Sevierville (330)714-7541 Yorkie/Dachshund mix “Dorkies” female pups, parents AKC, shots, $299. (865) 712-2366

Other Pets PARROT & cage, Sweet Baby African Senegal, pd. $1400, sacrifice, $600 for all. Serious inq. (865)724-5151.

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2001 E. Magnolia Ave. Arts & Crafts Stain glass / glass art equip. Elec. saw, elec. shaper, glass, lead, tools & tables. $450 cash. (865)306-4263

Cemetery Lots 2 CEMETERY PLOTS Highland South, Garden Cross, $2200 each. Contact 865-719-2143 or 865-250-5047 4 or 6 lots w/MONUMENT RIGHTS at Lynnhurst near BabyLand. $3200 ea. obo incl transf. fee. (865) 475-9323 LYNNHURST CEMETERY Sec. C2, Lot 352, spaces 6 & 7. (865) 693-7901



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Electronics BOSE SOLO 15 TV SOUND SYSTEM, new in box, $225. Priced at Amazon 399.95. (865)986-2409.


ESTATE SALE - Fri. & Sat. Aug. 26-27. 9am-3pm. HH & decor items, china, crystal, tools, hardware, keyboard, wood working & artist equip. Brookvale Estates off Tazewell Pk. 5912 Blue Lake Cr.

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I NEED 2 or 4 tickets together for UT/FLA & UT/ALA. 865-315-3950

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865-687-1718 UT FAN NEEDS 4 TICKETS FOR EVERY HOME GAME. Call (865)659-4534 UT FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS - 2 Tickets, Sec. Y10, Row 42, Seats 26, 27. $1050. (865)637-4133 UT FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS - 3 seats 15, 16, 17 with seat back cushions; Sec Z12 Row 50; in dry/shade with view of jumbo screen. Great Seats!! THIS IS THE YEAR! $3300.00 total. (865)719-3069

EXEC. DESK - 72x36 and Credenza, 69”x20, w/file drawers, walnut $300. (865)986-5538.

UT FOOTBALL TICKETS. Sec U, Row 41, Seats 18 & 19; Sec U, Row 42, Seats 7 & 8; Sec Z-12, Row 31, Seats 11 & 12; Sec Z- 14, Row 33, Seats 17 & 18. Please call (865)386-5804

MATCHING RECLINING - sofa & chair, made by Best Furn. Bought at Pease 2 wks ago, wife doesn’t like. Pd $1200, Sell $950. (865)705-5421

UT SEASON FOOTBALL TICKETS - for all home games. Sec. L row 39, $1500 per pair. Call (865)755-9090.

Guns & Ammunition

WANTED: 2 tickets for Titans vs Greenbay Packers game for Nov. 3rd. Robert, (865)719-7606.

REDHEAD GUN SAFE, holds 20 rifles, asking $500. Whirlpool refrig. side x side $200.(865)397-2674.


Heavy Equipment

R12 FREON WANTED - Certified buyer will pick up and pay CASH for cylinders and cases of cans. (312)2919169

KUBOTA MX5000 WITH LOADER, 2 wheel dr., 299 hours. Phone (423)346-2179.

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CONCRETE/METAL YARD DECOR - To give away as is, 2 trophy style and 2 rectangle planter, 2 benches 1 bird bath all concrete. 1 metal windmill. Need to move now. (865)922-8713


GOOD AS NEW Troybilt Pony 7 sp. transm. 42” cut riding mower. Red. $700 cash only. (865)947-5855 JOHN DEERE GX 335 - John Deere GX335, 295 hrs, 54”deck. Great condition, make offer! $3995 (865)5990516

Merchandise - Misc. GENERATOR BIG 8500 watt, 2016, Honda elec. start. Batt. & whl kit incl. Never used. New retail $4995. Wholesale $3750. 1st $1850 cash, 864-275-6478.


Musical RUDOLPH WURLITZER PIANO, Beautiful, with bench. $400. (865)982-7816; 865-604-4701. TROMBONE, Bach Stratavarius, model 36 w/nickle outer slide. Hard & lthr cases. All acces. Name your price. (865)603-4528.

Sporting Goods 2 COMPLETE SETS of scuba gear, $1200 each. (865) 806-1252

Storage Sheds 8.5’ x 12.5’ building w/barn roof shingles, nice, insulated, $1500. 865-2372366; 865-441-9564





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CASH FOR ALL UT TICKETS 687-8665 4 UT SEASON TICKETS - Sec J, Row 36, seats 14, 15, 16 & 17. lower level $1500/pr. (865) 806-1273

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For Sale By Owner 14 ac horse farm - 2 houses, lrg barn, Gibbs/Halls; 5800 Parkdale, 10 acs development; 9432 Middlebrook Pk, comm’l development. 865-922-5550 1528 Bickerstaff Blvd. 4 BR, 4 BA, 2400+ SF, 3 car gar., new carpet/paint. $399,900. 865-604-5772 (no agents). For pics text/view 26737 to #878787

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Apartments - Unfurn. 1 BR POWELL - Beautiful secure bldg, Special 1/2 rent now. Water pd, all appl. $520. $150 DD. 865-384-1099 ; 938-6424


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Real Estate Sales East FSBO EAST KNOX CO. ON MINE RD Brick 3 BR, 1 BA rancher, on 1 acre, completely remod., move in ready. New kit., new BA w/tile, H/A & new roof, lg. util. bldg. Asking $120,000. (865)924-0484

NORTH 17,000 SF bldg on 2.25 acres, needs repair. Ideal for entertainment center, church or apts. $225,000. 865-544-1717; 865-740-0990.

Invest./Income Prop/Sale A duplex in West Hills /Bearden schools area. Each with 3BA, 1,5BA, eat-in Kit., LR, Laundry rm, Cap rate of 8%, $200,000 J. Kelly Clancy, Century 21 AAIM 865-300-7326 or 986-966-2121


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All brick rancher, new roof, windows, flooring & SS appl’s, 3BD, 2BA, great rm, fenced b/yard Farragut schools, HVA, owner/agent, $165,000 J. Kelly Clancy, Century 21 AAIM 865-300-7326 or 986-966-2121

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THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPT. 4 “The Three Musketeers,” Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Ave. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 1 and 5 p.m. Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Info/tickets: 2083677,, zack@

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24 Books Sandwiched In: “Republic Lost: The Corruption of Equality and the Steps to End It” by Lawrence Lessig, noon, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Info: 215-8801. Knoxville Writers’ Group meeting, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Naples Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. All-inclusive lunch, $12. Visitors and guests welcome. RSVP by Monday, Aug. 22. Info/RSVP: 983-3740.

THURSDAY, AUG. 25 Rehearsal of The Golden Tones, a senior (age 50+) women’s chorus, 1:30 p.m., Sherrill Hills Retirement Resort, 271 Moss Grove Blvd. New members welcome. Info: or Martha Farrelly, 687-9222. Sugar High!, 8:30-10 p.m. Sugar Mama’s, 135 S. Gay St. Free stand-up comedy show featuring Craig Holcombe and Andy Cummins from Greenville, S.C.


Arts Center, Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Thirteen roles available. Auditions open to the community. Info:

TUESDAY, AUG. 30 Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv troop, 8 p.m., Scruffy City Hall, Market Square. Free admission.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 1 Authors Guild of Tennessee meeting, 11 a.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 225 Jamestowne Blvd. Published authors are invited to attend. Info:

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, SEPT. 1-2 AARP Driver Safety class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Drive. Info/registration: Linda Lawson, 218-3375.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 2 Gallery showing and play performances of The Moving Theatre’s presentation of Chekhov’s “The Boor,” 6-10 p.m., Fluorescent Gallery on Central St. Features works by painters Ocean Starr Cline and Robert H. Thompson, costumer Brigid KO, and hair and makeup by LOX salon. Info: Public reception for new exhibitions, 5-9 p.m., Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Exhibitions include: “Slot Machine” by Stephen Reid Carcello; “We The People” by Antuco Chicaiza; Projects by Emily Taylor; “A Time of Recent Creativity” by Anthony Donaldson; “Cosmic Order” by Eurichea Showalter Subagh Ball. Info: 523-7543, or “Roses in Pots: Selecting and Planting for Patio Spaces,” 10 a.m., Crestwood Hills LadyBugs Garden Club. Presented by Master Gardener and Consulting Rosarian Brian Townsend. RSVP required. Info/RSVP: Linda Wimbrow, 966-2421.


FRIDAY, SEPT. 16 Online registration deadline for the Marine Mud Run, to be held Saturday, Sept. 17. Individual waves, 8 a.m.; team waves, 11:30 a.m. Course: 3 miles of off-road running, which entails some obstacles, hills and mud pits. Info/registration:

SATURDAY, SEPT 17 Cades Cove Heritage Tour, 1:30 p.m., Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Tickets: $15. Info/reservations: 448-8838.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, SEPT. 17-18 John Sevier Days Living History Weekend, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 W. Governor John Sevier Highway. Includes: demonstrations, food, drinks and more. Admission: $5 adult; $3 kids 7 to 15; 6 and under free. Info: 573-5508;;

MONDAY, SEPT. 19 “Vermiculture: Worm Composting,” 1-2 p.m., Davis Family YMCA, 12133 S. Northshore Drive. Presented by Master Gardeners Marsha Lehman and Sandra Lee. Info: 777-9622.




Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv troop, 8 p.m., Scruffy City Hall, Market Square. Free admission.

“Bulbs: Now is the time! They’re not just for Spring Blooms,” 11 a.m.-noon, Humana Guidance Center, 4438 Western Ave. Presented by Master Gardener Alice Greene. Info: 329-8892.



Murder mystery play “The Mismatching’s of Madeline Matchmaker,” 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway. Tickets: Saturday dinner play, $20 or table of eight $150; Sunday dessert matinee: $15 for one to four people or $12 for five to eight people. Proceeds go to the Adult Missions and Outreach. Info/tickets: 680-7032.

Cades Cove Heritage Tour, 1:30 p.m., Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Tickets: $15. Info/reservations: 448-8838. “It’s the End of Summer - How are Your Roses?” 3:15-4:15 p.m., Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golfclub Road. Presented by Master Gardeners Carolyn Noey and Carolyn Kiser. Info: 588-8813 or Kitten and cat adoption fair, noon-6 p.m., West Town PetSmart adoption center, 214 Morrell Road. Sponsored by Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee. Info: Second Saturday Concert at The Cove: Vinyl Mania, 6-8 p.m., The Cove at Concord Park, 11808 S. Northshore Dr. Free concert; bring blankets or lawn chairs. Presented by Knox County Parks & Recreation. Info: Jennifer Linginfelter, 215-4579; or Michael Grider, 215-4750.


Live sound mixing workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Laurel Theatre, 1538 Laurel Ave. Includes: basics of microphone usage, gain settings, monitor and house mixing, house and channel EQ, and use of mixing boards. Info/registration: 522-5851.

Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv troop, 8 p.m., Scruffy City Hall, Market Square. Free admission. “Vermiculture: Worm Composting,” 1-2 p.m., Cansler Family YMCA, 616 Jessamine St. Presented by Master Gardeners Marsha Lehman and Sandra Lee. Info: 637-9622.

Auditions for Children’s Theatre production of “The Haunting of Hill House,” 4:30-7:30 p.m., 109 E. Churchwell Ave. By appointment only. At least 12 available roles Ages 12-18 only. Audition appointment: Info: 208-3677;; zack@ “It’s the End of Summer - How are Your Roses?” 3:15-4:15 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 4438 Western Ave. Presented by Master Gardeners Carolyn Noey and Carolyn Kiser. Info: 329-8892. Knoxville Square Dance, 8 p.m., Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Calling by Stan Sharp, Ruth Simmons and Leo Collins. Live music by The Hellgramites. No experience or partner necessary. Admission, $7; $5, students and JCA members. Info: on Facebook. “Raise the Roots” dinner benefiting CAC Beardsley Community Farm, 6-9 p.m., The Plaid Apron, 1210 Kenesaw Ave. Tickets: $60 or $200 for table of four. Info:

Asian Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Market Square. Free admission. Activities include: food, live music performances, dance performances, Kimono show, Tea Ceremony and more. Info/event schedule: Closing reception for “Encore,” an exhibition of the work of 11 graduates from UT School of Art, 1-4 p.m., Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture, 1715 Volunteer Blvd. Info: 974-3200 or ewing-gallery.utk. edu.


Cades Cove tour with Bill Landry, 9:30 a.m. departure from Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Cost: $60. Advance reservations required. Info/reservations: 448-8838. Kitten and cat adoption fair, noon-6 p.m., West Town PetSmart adoption center, 214 Morrell Road. Sponsored by Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee. Info:

Around the World in 82 Days, 2-3 p.m., Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Info: 470-7033. Authors Rachel Holbrook and Bobbi Phelps Wolverton, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Union Ave Books, 517 Union Ave. Info: 951-2180. Cades Cove Heritage Tour, 1:30 p.m., Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Tickets: $15. Info/reservations: 448-8838. Dwight Yoakam to perform, 7 p.m., Back Porch on the Creek, 601 Lovell Road. Tickets: $40 and $60. Tickets:; 656-4444 or 877-9959961. Info: Kitten and cat adoption fair, noon-6 p.m., West Town PetSmart adoption center, 214 Morrell Road. Sponsored by Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee. Info: “Propagation: Make More of What You Already Have,” 10:30-11:30 a.m., Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Free presentation by master gardener Lisa Churnetski. Info: 470-7033. “Sailing Along the Nile” Family Fun Day, 1-4 p.m., McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Drive. Tours, crafts and activities exploring ancient Egyptian civilization and culture. Free and open to the public. Reservations not necessary. Info: 974-2144. Stargazing Workshop, 9:30 p.m., Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Highway. Cost: $1 donation. Includes indoor video/ lecture on Venus and Jupiter and outdoor viewing of the conjunction of the two planets. Info: info@ or 573-5508. Vintage baseball, noon and 2:30 p.m., Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorn Grove Pike. Games and parking free; concessions available. Bring lawn chair or blanket for seating. Info:


Collaborative. Tickets: $30; family, $60. Includes: Unlimited Asian-style noodle bowls, beer tasting, nonalcoholic beverages, live music. Info: ChefsCollaborativeKnoxville.


SUNDAY-SATURDAY, SEPT. 11-17 Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee. Begins and ends at Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville. Registration fee is based on the number of days participating. Info:

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24 “Fall Lawn Repair,” 10:30-11:30 a.m., Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Presented by Master Gardener Ron Pearman. Info: 470-7033.

FRIDAY, SEPT.30 Oktoberfest fundraiser to benefit the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, 5:30 p.m., Willow Ridge Garden Center, 97 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. Tickets: $65. Info/tickets: 483-5569.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, SEPT. 30-OCT. 2 Greekfest, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Kingston Pike. Includes: authentic Greek food and pastries, live music, traditional Greek dancing and costumes, and shopping. Admission: $2 adults; children 12 and under are free. Weekend passes: $3. Info: 5225043 or

SATURDAY, OCT. 1 Cades Cove Heritage Tour, 1:30 p.m., Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Tickets: $15. Info/reservations: 448-8838. Farragut Lions Club Charity Car Show, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Chilhowee Park. All proceeds to support Lions Club service projects. Info/registration: farragut.tnlions. org.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8 “Bulbs: Now is the time! They’re not just for Spring Blooms,” 1:30-2:30 p.m., Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golfclub Road. Presented by Master Gardener Alice Greene. Info: 588-8813 or Cades Cove Heritage Tour, 1:30 p.m., Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Tickets: $15. Info/reservations: 448-8838.


Fall rehearsals begin for the Shannondale Singers, a mixed voice community chorus, 1:30 p.m., Shannondale Retirement Community main building assembly room, 801 Vanosdale Road. New singers welcome. Info: or 687-9222.

Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv troop, 8 p.m., Scruffy City Hall, Market Square. Free admission.

Knoxville Square Dance, 8 p.m., Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Calling by Stan Sharp, Ruth Simmons and Leo Collins. Live music by The Hellgramites. No experience or partner necessary. Admission, $7; $5, students and JCA members. Info: on Facebook.




Auditions for Pellissippi State Community College’s upcoming production of “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” 6:30-10 p.m., Clayton Performing

Noodle Bowl Festival, 6-8:30 p.m., Blue Slip Winery, 300 W. Depot Ave. Family-friendly, casual picnic-style community event hosted by the Chefs

Cades Cove Heritage Tour, 1:30 p.m., Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Tickets: $15. Info/reservations: 448-8838.


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Covenant Health teams up to help local man achieve his dream Continued from page B-1 When he was released, his therapy wasn’t finished, though. Snow followed up with recommended sessions at Parkwest Therapy Center at Fort Sanders West. Snow was paired with center manager Mark Conley for therapy. “I had heard a lot of good things about Mark,” says Snow, “and he lived up to all the expectations.” Conley returns the compliment, noting that therapy is most effective when the patient does his part. Mark Conley, “He was an absoMSPT, OCS, lute machine with CSCS, Cert. his rehab,” Conley MDT says of Snow. “He had the kind of drive to recover that you don’t see every day.” Conley jokes that there were a few times when Snow had to be reined in. “What I like about Mark is that he pushed me,” Snow says. “It was never easy, he always had a detailed daily plan for the exercises we were going to do for the day, and he always had something different for me to do every time I came.” At the end of four weeks of therapy, Snow says he could tell it had absolutely made a difference in his strength, flexibility and physical ability. Conley, meanwhile, ended the therapy sessions with a feeling that he hadn’t seen the last of Snow. “I remember thinking, this guy is going to do big things despite what he’s had to endure,” Conley says. “He just had unwavering confidence and positivity.” Justin Snow achieved his A follow-up visit with Dr. Edkin dream of completing a full was very encouraging. Snow was marathon on April 3, 2016, told he could do just about anyhis 40th birthday. thing he wanted to do. Dr. Edkin discouraged long distance running, but said, “You can walk as much as you want to.” It wasn’t long before Snow was Those words stuck with Snow. back at the gym five or six days a He could walk as much as he want- week, and enjoying his active lifeed to.

Joint replacement and age:

am I too young?

For patients like Justin Snow, having a total joint replacement earlier in life can position a patient to have quicker and better outcomes because they tend to have more strength and stamina to persevere through the procedure and Hal Cates, MD physical therapy. Often, younger patients also have fewer health conditions in comparison to older patients who are more apt to develop conditions such as diabetes and heart disease which can complicate surgery. “Physicians have a wide

selection of sizes and models to choose from for a best fit for their patient. Just like wearing the proper shoe size, this level of customization goes a long way with having positive outcomes,” Hal Cates, MD, Parkwest orthopedic surgeon, said. According to Dr. Cates, it’s best to evaluate your personal condition and level of discomfort in deciding when to move forward with having a total joint replacement. “Putting the surgery off for years often causes your condition to worsen and further impede your overall quality of life,” Cates said. “This is a decision that you should make based on your surgeon’s evaluation and recommendation.”

style, again. He could walk for one to two hours with no pain in his hips, whatsoever.

“I could feel these foreign objects in my body,” Snow says, “but my hips didn’t bother me at all.” One day in December of 2015, Snow was online and found out the 2016 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon would be on April 3. That just so happened to be Snow’s birthday, and a milestone at that. He would be turning 40. Dr. Edkin had said, “You can walk as much as you want to.” Snow called his wife and told her he was going to walk 26.2 miles in the full marathon on his birthday. “I told her, you know, you live once, and I like to push myself… it’s a dream of mine, and I’m going to do it,” Snow says. “I’m going to check it off my bucket list.” Snow went to the Knoxville Track Club website for a training plan, he began taking a couple of 45-minute walks during the week, and a long distance walk on the weekends. His first long walk was five miles, free of pain. “I was a little hesitant, but I knew there wasn’t much I could say to talk him out of it,” his wife says. “If his hips started bothering him, he was going to stop, but they never did bother him.” When the day of the marathon arrived, physical therapist Mark Conley was surprised to see his former patient was there as a participant. “I was standing in the lobby of the convention center getting ready for my attempt at another marathon when who do I see walking by with two replaced hips and a marathon bib of his own?” Conley says. “I still get cold chills thinking about it. Here he was, about to celebrate his 40th birthday by walking 26.2 miles for a full marathon and my first thought was, ‘I knew it! I knew he would do something like this!’” Conley thought about Snow throughout the race, knowing if Snow could go the distance, so

could he. “Seeing him there, pushing himself that way, doing more than most people would think possible, was more inspirational to me than anything I’d encountered in some time,” Conley says. When the marathon was over, Conley checked on Snow’s finish time. “Sure enough, he finished at a 15 minute mile pace, which is like trying to get across a crosswalk before a car hits you for 26.2 miles!” Conley says. Justin Snow crossed the 50yard line in Neyland Stadium and collected his medal. His feet were blistered, and he was tired, but his hips were just fine. After the race he went home, showered, got dressed and jumped in the car to head to his daughter’s dance competition. All the expertise and credentials of the healthcare professionals at Covenant Health who assisted him through his bilateral hip replacement can be summed up in a very simple and seemingly uneventful day when Justin Snow is going about his business at work, pitching a softball, playing with his kids at home, or walking through the grocery store with his wife. Snow’s greatest testimony is that he doesn’t think about his hips, anymore. They are a wellfunctioning part of his body, no longer requiring special attention. Snow doesn’t recommend that every joint patient enter a marathon, but he does offer encouragement to anyone whose daily life is affected by joint pain today. “If you think you might have a problem go see a surgeon, because you don’t have to feel that way,” Snow says. “Know your body, take care of your body, but don’t be afraid to push yourself. Always think big, and if you have a dream, go after it.”

Professional team brings results It might be good to put a “results not typical” disclaimer on Justin Snow’s story, just because Snow is not a typical patient. He’s younger than the average joint replacement patient, he was in excellent health and very active going into the procedure, and he happens to be a very driven individual. But it’s the ultimate proof of how far joint replacement has come, and how far patients can go after surgery and therapy through the facilities and services of Covenant Health. Covenant Joint Centers are model programs of excellence, designed exclusively for care of the hip or knee joint replacement patient. Teams of experienced orthopedic surgeons, nurses, clinicians and therapists work together to stay on top of the latest technological advances and minimally invasive surgical techniques to provide better care for patients. There is an emphasis on education to prepare patients for recovery and strong family involvement. Patients get on the road to recovery at a faster rate and with fewer complications. Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center offers state-of-the-art treatment approaches for a variety of orthopedic issues. Patients regain muscle

strength, joint range-of-motion, balance, coordination endurance and functional mobility using sophisticated equipment, exercise, balance bars, weights, mat work and group activities. PNRC provides the most current treatment techniques available in a service-oriented, cost-effective manner. “Most patients return to a normal level of activity,” says orthopaedic surgeon Brian Edkin, MD. Covenant Therapy Centers provide comprehensive rehabilitation services, with outpatient facilities throughout East Tennessee, including the Parkwest Therapy Center at Fort Sanders West (where Justin Snow was treated). Covenant Therapy Centers participate in Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes Inc. (FOTO), the nation’s largest results database for physical and occupational therapy. The Centers have received multiple awards for excellent patient outcomes and for exceeding national averages for functional results. The goal of joint replacement is to restore quality of life to patients on an ongoing basis. To learn more, call 865-541-4500 or visit

THESE SHOES WERE MADE FOR WALKING. Get moving again at Parkwest Therapy Center. Comprehensive rehabilitation for your life. For more information, call 374-PARK


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