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October 19, 2016

Architect recognized

‘Ed and Bob Night Out’ is Thursday

for contributions to the city

Knox County at-large commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas will be at Jackie’s Dream restaurant, 2223 McCalla Ave., 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, to listen to any concerns of Knox County citizens. All elected officials, media and public are welcome to attend.

Benefit concert at Beck Center Historian Bob Booker will present his debut concert at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center. Admission is $15.41 ($11.41 if bought in advance) with proceeds benefiting Beck and $1.41 going to Knoxville C ollege in honor of its 141th anniversary. Booker, 81, says it’s time for him to come out of the shower to perform in public his repertoire of pop, country and rhythm & blues. Booker is a former state representative and was founding director of the Beck Center. Tickets can be purchased at the Beck or online at www.

Faris Eid of Design Innovation Architects with a rendering of Regas Square Photo by Wendy Smith

By Wendy Smith His work has preserved Knoxville’s past and catapulted the city into the future, and he’s served the community by sharing his expertise with nonprofits and the next generation of designers. But Faris Eid, when he describes his life and work, is overwhelmingly modest.

â–  Boo! At the Zoo!, 5:30-8 p.m., Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 20-23. Tickets: $9, children under 4, free. Info/ tickets: 637-5331,, zoo ticket office during regular zoo hours.

Candoro Fall Homecoming takes place 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Candoro Building, 4450 Candora Ave. Everyone is encouraged to bring items made by workers at Candoro Marble Co. from the 1920s through the 1970s for a “show and tell.� In addition to a chili supper, there will be docent-led tours of the historic building. Live music will be provided by the Knox County Jug Stompers and Tres Daugherte & Sam Harding of Surreal Weekend. The event is free.

■ Fall Fest, 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, Salem Baptist Church, 8201 Hill Road. Includes inflatables, trunk or treat featuring antique cars, hot dogs, caramel apples, popcorn and more. Info: 922-3490. ■ Fall Fest, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, Central Baptist Church Fountain City, 5364 N. Broadway. Trunk or treat, cakewalk, games and more. ■ Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 29, Norwood UMC, 2110 Merchant Drive. Pumpkins and pumpkin bread for sale, an inflatable, a magician and Dr. Carvenstein will carve pumpkins for anyone who buys their pumpkin at Norwood’s patch.

Wall of Fame Central High School will honor four at the Wall of Fame Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 29: W. Thomas Dillard, Hassie K. Gresham, James Beecher Mize and Jackson K. “Jack� Bondurant. Info in Halls/Fountain City Shopper.

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■ “Holyween 2016,� 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, World for Christ Church, 4611 Central Avenue Pike. ■ Monster Mash Trunk or Treat open car, truck and jeep show, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, McLemore Florist, 106 E. Young High Pike. Live music by Swamp Ghost, concessions stand with hot foods, door prizes and more. Registration free.

Coffee House, 212 College St., Maryville. Audience ages 12 and up. Free program but donations appreciated for benefit of SMSA children’s programs. Info: 429-1783. ■ Trick or Treat in the Cave, 5-8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Oct. 21-23 and 28-31, Historic Cherokee Caverns, 8524 Oak Ridge Highway. Admission: $8, kids 2 and younger free. Info: ■ Track or Treat, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, Heiskell UMC, 9420 Heiskell Road. Heiskell. Includes: hot dogs and drinks; walk the track at dark for candy and fun. ■ Trunk or Treat, 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, First Farragut UMC, 12733 Kingston Pike. Includes fun, games and candy. The youth will be selling food to raise funds for mission work.

■ “Spooky, Scary Stories Live!� presented by the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association (SMSA), 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, Vienna

Down-ballot contests draw voter interest By Betty Bean Early voting begins Wednesday, Oct. 19, and although the ballot is headlined by one of the most explosive presidential contests in American history, there are other matters to be considered – like state legislative seats and four proposed amendments to the Knoxville City Charter. The proposal that will be the most noticeable to voters will adjust the date for city elections. Requested by Knox County administrator of elections Cliff Rodgers, the measure calls for moving

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to the U.S. from Jordan. He attended Fulton High School and received a degree in architecture from the University of Tennessee before moving to Atlanta, where he joined a firm that specialized in large projects.

â–  Pumpkin Patch, Norwood UMC, 2110 Merchant Drive. Hours: 3-8 p.m. MondayFriday; 1-8 p.m. Saturday; and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Open through Monday, Oct. 31. Info: 687-1620.

■ Freaky Friday Fright Nite in Farragut, 5-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road. Kids 12 and under are invited to “trick or treat� at the park. Event is free but donations for

the Ronald McDonald House will be accepted. ■ “Halloween Fun,� 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, New Life UMC, 7921 Millertown Pike. Carnival games, inflatables, trunk or treat, spooky trail, free food and more. Info:; 546-5153;

â–  Pumpkin Patch, Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, through Oct. 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

■ Fall Fun Festival, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, Christ United Methodist Church, 7535 Maynardville Highway. Children’s games inside and trunk or treat outside. Game tickets: 10 for each can of food donated or 10 for $1. All canned goods collected go to the church food pantry.


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sonal fanfare – is a model for us all,� says ETCDC executive director Wayne Blasius. “Plus, his company’s work has literally changed the face of downtown. On a personal note, I’d add that my friend Faris is one of the best humans I’ve ever known!� Eid was 13 when he moved

Halloween Happenings

Candoro homecoming


He’ll probably receive more attention than he cares for when he accepts the Bruce McCarty Community Impact Award at the East Tennessee Community Design Center’s annual awards gala this week. “Faris’ commitment to our community – with so little per-

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the date of city primary elections from the last Tuesday in September in odd-numbered years to the last Tuesday in August in oddnumbered years. The change will allow more time for Knox County election workers to prepare and mail the ballots for the November General Election in an organized and timely manner. Turnout in city elections is generally quite low, and there have been many advocates for more sweeping changes to the city election calendar, primarily by changing city elections dates to even-



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numbered years to coordinate with the dates of county elections. This measure falls short of addressing that issue. The three other charter amendment proposals involve changes to the city employee pension system and were proposed by the pension board and supported by Mayor Madeline Rogero, who is a member of the pension board. The changes would not increase any retiree benefits, so there’s no public expense associated with the proposals. State House District 15 voters will be faced with the task of re-


placing longtime Rep. Joe Armstrong, who was convicted of tax evasion in August. Knox County Democrats chose Rick Staples to fill the vacancy. There is no Republican candidate, but voters will have two other options from which to choose. One, Independent candidate Pete Drew, is a familiar face (there’s rarely been a ballot without Drew’s name on it for many years). The other is a very active write-in candidate, Rhonda “Mousie� Gallman. Info: election

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News from Concord Christian School

Theatre Arts class presents ‘Selfie’ and ‘Redeemed’ By Kelly Norrell A pair of short plays to be performed by Concord Christian School students will offer contrasting ways of viewing tough problems besetting high school students. The plays, to be at Concord Kids Theatre Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m., are “Selfie” by acclaimed Canadian playwright Bradley Hayward, and “Redeemed,” written by CCS theatre arts director Christi Watson and the CCS Production Lab Class of 2016. As CCS junior Abby Hyers, 16, put it: “‘Selfie’ teaches that life isn’t about how others see you, but about how you see yourself. What we did in ‘Redeemed’ is talk about how God sees you.” The Production Lab Class for grades 9-12 is only a portion of CCS Theatre Arts, which also offers beginning and advanced acting classes for middle school students. In the spring, Production Lab Class students will perform the musical “The Little Mermaid.” The subject matter of “Selfie” and “Redeemed” represents an ambitious and deeply felt undertaking by the 16 students ages 15-18 and Watson, a seasoned actor and singer. “Selfie,” which has been performed by high school companies around the world, presents a group of high school seniors dealing with problems like bullies, school pressure, sparring parents, sickness and their own self-judgment. Their continuous taking of selfies shows their absorption with how they look to others. But when one of the characters, Laura, discovers she has a mortal illness, they begin to care more about what they think of themselves. “It does feel real. We can all see people struggling with their own problems like being an outcast, being angry at the world, and not liking their appearance,” said Nathan Helton, 18,

CCS Production Lab Class members are (Back) Wheat Bailey, Morgan Lee, Mason Curtner, Eli Kniss, Jake Hageman, Nolan Walmsley, Nathan Helton, Blake Filmore; (Front) Theatre Arts director Christi Watson, Gracie Walter, Catherine Holloway, Jay Klenkel, Elizabeth Thacker, Abby Hyers, Andrew Campen, Michala Plato, Rachael Allion. Photos by Kelly Norrell Watson coaches Nathan Helton during practice of “Selfie” a senior. “It helps us to focus on why some people act the way they do, rather than on what they do,” said Mason Curtner, 16, a junior. A stage set by Linda Reedy, CCS academic dean who also has plenty of theatrical experience, and Brandon McBath, arts appreciation teacher, will include a giant iPhone and backdrops with shards of mirror embedded in them. “The point is that the phone is the kids’ world. It represents how kids live on the phone and through their

Spiritual retreat deepens students’ faith Concord’s Student Government Association did not take much of a break this summer. Members spent their summer planning for the school’s first Spiritual Retreat. Concord senior Abi Jaggers had the vision for this event and led the SGA planning efforts. “We wanted to plan a time and a place for students to see God as the passionately pursuing Father that He is. Our prayer for the retreat was that God would move in big ways - to awaken and unite the Concord Christian High School students. God answered our prayers as we saw a few students come to the Lord and several rededicate their lives to Christ.” Jaggers shared, “It was great to walk around and see the result of our hard work. This event could not have taken place without the prayers of many and the donations from our sponsors. We would like to thank:

Aqua Clear Water, Bulldog Management, Jaggers Construction, The Buchters, Farmer, Kenny, Lightholder, Scott and Spangler families for their generous support.” The students also had fun fellow-

social media,” said Rachael Allion, 17, a senior. The spoken-word play “Redeemed” takes the idea a step further – how God views us in our struggles to cope with life. “We all got together and brainstormed about what we wanted it to say,” said Allion. She said they were drawn to the symbol of cancer, which ravages the body as evil does humanity. Medical therapy, like God’s love, is difficult but transforming. Watson said the writing process was very collaborative as students built

ship through zip lining, mud races, scavenger hunts, paint ball, lake activities and more. What an amazing moment to have students stand together and say “I am unashamed of the Gospel of Christ”. To see God move after praying and working so hard for such a long time, it was miraculous. After the retreat, several Bible studies and prayer groups were created by the High School students. SGA President Lilly Horton shared, “The retreat spanned for 3 days but the experi-

from one another’s ideas. “Morgan Lee (18, a senior) sent me a series of poems that really summarized each character’s struggle to find who God had made them to be. I pulled all those together to make something cohesive.” The students described acting, writing and producing plays as exhilarating. “I love doing plays and developing character. I get to step into someone else’s shoes,” said senior Elizabeth Thacker, 17.

ence will last a lifetime.” What an amazing moment to have students stand together and say “I am unashamed of the Gospel of Christ”. To see God move after praying and working so hard for such a long time, it was miraculous. After the retreat, several Bible studies and prayer groups were created by the High School students. SGA President Lilly Horton shared, “The retreat spanned for 3 days but the experience will last a lifetime.”

These girls are headed to State!!! Way to go Lions Volleyball!! Boosting breast cancer fight October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. The Concord High School Cheer Squad along with CCS’s Student Government Association recently joined the efforts by encouraging students wear pink to October football games.

The Lions recently won their 4th consecutive District Championship and are returning to the state tournament as District, Region, & Sectional Champs! After the victory over Berean in sectional play, Head Volleyball Coach Carmen Hochevar shared, “I am so incredibly proud of the efforts of both teams tonight. It is always a great battle when we play them. Thank you for all the love and support of those who came out to watch. We are now STATE BOUND!” #WeAreConcord


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Judy Harrold, Isabella de Sibert and Georganne Guarino appreciate a floral arrangement inspired by an untitled portrait by Catherine Wiley at the Knoxville Museum of Art. The arrangement was created by Debbie Stockstill.

Karen Reed, Gail Wederkind and Jeanie Sims admire the first-place arrangement, created by Meta Hausser, in the master’s challenge. Competitors had 2.5 hours to create unique designs using the same flowers. Photos by Wendy Smith

Flowers, fashion and fun at KGC show

The Knoxville Garden Club hosted its biennial Garden Clubs of America flower show last week at the Wendy Knoxville Museum of Art. Smith The show, titled Masterworks: Art from Nature’s Bounty, featured arrangements inspired by works in the museum’s Higher across the country, and GCA Ground exhibit, as well as a judges came from as far as new class in the floral divi- Carmel, Calif. The show had sion − Masters of Couture, plant-based fashions worn by live models during judging. The show blended traditional arrangements with cutting-edge design, said flower show chair Melynda Whetsel. Garden club members flocked around the wearable designs, which were moved to mannequins for the show. Entries were submitted by floral designers from

five divisions: floral design, horticulture, botanical, photography and conservation. The club’s conservation exhibit, which won two GCA awards, was based on the GCA’s Weed Wrangle project to eradicate invasive plant species. Artist Gerry Moll created a deer sculpture from invasive plants for

the entry. The botanical division featured hair combs, mirrors and mourning brooches adorned with dried plant material. The items were chosen to reflect the KMA exhibit Romantic Spirit, which features 30 19th-century masterworks. This is the third KGC show to be held at the KMA.

COMMUNITY NOTES â–  Council of West Knox County Homeowners meets 7:15 p.m. each first Tuesday, Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Info: 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–  Historic Sutherland Heights Neighborhood Association. Info: Marlene Taylor, 951-3773,

In 1989, he returned to Knoxville to start his own firm, Design Innovation Architects (DIA). He began with small jobs like houses and apartment buildings. He initially had three partners, but he bought them out within five years and has been the sole owner ever since. Soon after starting the firm, he heard that the design center was seeking funding and volunteers. He didn’t have funds, so he offered his time. He spent 15 years on the board and served as vice president and president. He studied preservation at UT and knew it was something he wanted to do. His first preservation project was the Phoenix Building on Gay Street. While peeling back the layers of previous reconstructions, he wondered why things were done the way they were. As more layers came off, those questions were answered. “It’s almost like you’re doing archaeology on a building.� The magic behind renovations is that you know how you want the building to look in the end, but you have to work backward to get there, he says. While Eid’s renovation projects − the 500 block of Gay Street, Mast General Store and Patrick Sullivan’s Saloon (now Lonesome Dove Western Bistro), to name a few − have made an impact on the character

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of downtown, he’s equally proud of the firm’s new construction projects, like Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation’s headquarters on Broadway. He’s also excited about plans for the future Regas Square. Construction is expected to begin on the mixed-use development in November. Having a diverse range of projects in multiple states makes work fun, he says. He feels fortunate to have been involved with like-minded people who saw downtown Knoxville’s potential. He’s learned a lot from preservationists like David Dewhirst, Randy Boyd and ETCDC and Knox Heritage volunteers. “I don’t think I brought anything original to the table,� he says. Modest as he is, Eid acknowledges that clients enjoy working with DIA. The company, which now has 23 employees, has grown through referrals. “We have fun, but we do good work. Also, we serve the community.� The ETCDC brings professional design and planning services to nonprofit groups and agencies that lack the resources to obtain such services through the private sector. Info:


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The Treaty of Blockhouse Daughters of Indian Wars held its annual meeting at Apple Cake Tea Room in Farragut. The group is named for Tellico Blockhouse, where numerous treaties with the Overhill Cherokees and early Euro-American settlers were signed. The society’s mission is to assist and encourage the preservation of records and historic sites associated with the community’s native and immigrant American ancestors. At the meeting were treasurer Myrtle James, Elizabeth Greene, Jo Greene, Gov. Patsy Ellis, Ruth Heizer, first deputy Annette Jones, Brenda McDonald, registrar Debra Wilson and Jackie McInnis. Photo submitted

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â–  Fourth District Democrats meet 6 p.m. each fourth Tuesday, Bearden Library, 100 Golfclub Road. Info: Chris Foell, 691-8933 or foellmc@; Rosina Guerra, or 588-5250.

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Kudos to David Butler David Butler, 61, is the longest-serving director of the Knoxville Museum of Art which has been in its current headquarters for 26 years. He recently completed a decade of service with significant achievements. Butler came to Knoxville in 2006 from Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University in Kansas. He feels his greatest Butler achievement has been getting the current Museum home renovated, correcting several serious deferred-maintenance issues. Over $6 million was raised including funding for the Cycle of Life by Richard Jolley, given by Steve and Ann Bailey. Additionally but less visible, he has been raising $4 million for an endowment for the Museum which had no endowment when it opened at the World’s Fair Park a quarter of a century ago. Butler credits an incredible team of supporters and volunteers for creating the Museum as it is today. He says he considers it “a privilege to have the job I have, to work with the people I do and to live in Knoxville at this time in its history.” He hopes to retire in Knoxville when he completes his work leading the Museum. He and his partner, Ted Smith, live in South Knoxville. ■ Gov. Bill Haslam last week repudiated Donald Trump, the GOP presidential nominee. He urged Trump to turn the campaign over to Gov. Mike Pence, his running mate. To date only one elected Tennessee Republican has joined him. His father, Jim Haslam, is a $5,400 donor to Trump, but that was before the video with Trump demeaning women surfaced. Give Haslam credit for voicing his true views, even if they came late in the process. While Haslam has maintained strong personal popularity, his public choices for president have not been accepted by his fellow Tennessee Republicans. In 2012, he backed Mitt Romney, who lost in Tennessee to both Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. In 2016, after backing Jeb Bush, he switched to Marco Rubio a few days before the March 1 primary. Rubio also ran third, behind both Trump and Ted Cruz. (This writer also backed Rubio.) Whether Haslam will

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spend time promoting this notion of writing in a different Republican for president on Nov. 8 remains to be seen. I think Haslam is being true to his real convictions, which may place him away from the center of the GOP base. He also feels Trump simply should not be president. There is little Tennessee political advantage to him for doing this. Second, the media missed reporting on Tennessee state law which says that candidates who fail to declare their candidacy on a write-in basis within 45 days of the election will not have their vote counted. In other words, this foolish and self-serving law will invalidate the governor’s write-in vote on Nov. 8. He said he would write in the name of another Republican. ■ Congratulations to the Knoxville Botanical Gardens in East Knoxville which was recognized nationally with an American Architecture Award. The new $1.4 million Visitors Center was the reason for the outstanding award. It was one of 370 contenders for the award of which 74 won recognition. These 47 acres have progressed greatly over the past several years with great community support. ■ A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to tour the new Boys and Girls Club off Broadway. An official opening will occur in November. It is truly impressive and will be an asset to Knoxville. It is already functioning and providing service under the able leadership of Bart McFadden. It serves several thousand young people who otherwise would not be served. We would need to invent this outstanding group if it did not exist.

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero pumps gas for a customer while serving as a “celebrity pumper” at the Pilot convenience store on Chapman Highway on Oct. 12. This year, “Pilot Celebrity Pumpers” raised $93,350 for the United Way of Greater Knoxville. oxvillle.

‘Pumpers’ raise $93K When “Big Jim” Haslam called, elected officials, media personalities and sports figures answered. And this year’s “Pilot Celebrity Pumpers” raised $93,350 for the local United Way. This was a record in the 24-year promotion, topping last year’s total

of $90,400. During the three-day event, Pilot donated five cents of every gallon of gas and 10 cents of every dollar spent in-store to United Way of Greater Knoxville’s 2016 campaign. “The volunteer spirit is alive and well in East Tennessee,” said

Haslam, founder and board chair of Pilot. Since its inception, the special event has raised more than $1.2 million for the United Way. Celebrities included Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, UT coach Holly Warlick and NASCAR driver Michael Annett.

Will the wrecking ball get Eddie Smith? In the days after the release of the “hot mic” video of Donald Trump bragging that he gropes women with impunity because he’s a star, Gov. Bill Haslam joined a couple dozen other Republican elected officials who declared their disgust and renounced their support of the GOP nominee. The reaction from the nominee’s committed supporters was predictable and harsh, causing some of the Trump critics (mostly members of Congress facing re-election contests) to renounce their renunciations. Trump carried Tennessee handily in the GOP primary, and his supporters, who are numerous and loud, are furious at Haslam, whom they accuse of never liking Trump much anyhow (he supported Marco Rubio in the primary). Haslam hasn’t come back to Trump, but there’s not much Trump’s fans can do to the governor, who is term-limited

Betty Bean and won’t have to face their wrath at the ballot box any time soon. But one of his favorite legislators, District 13 Rep. Eddie Smith, has no such safe haven. The one-term Republican incumbent faces a strong challenge from Gloria Johnson, who was a oneterm Democratic incumbent when he narrowly defeated her in 2014. Haslam has taped a TV commercial declaring “I need your help, Knoxville” and asking voters to support Smith, but this message, now in heavy rotation on cable TV, could be a mixed blessing with Republicans who support Trump and will have little effect on Democrats. And that’s important because the 13th might be

Bean counters haunt Just returned from a week at Florida’s Disney World. It remains a great vacation trip. Sandra But the bean counters Clark have struck, nibbling here and there, somewhat like a mouse. The formerly fresh- labeled Simply Orange. And squeezed breakfast OJ now those bite-sized slices of comes in a plastic container strawberry shortcake re-


mind you of home where Litton’s knows how to make and serve those Baby Janes. My biggest shock, however, came when I sought a morning paper. There was not a magazine or newspaper to be found. The retail spaces labeled “newsstand” now peddle trinkets and mugs. And folks are wired

the only true swing district in the state. Harry Tindell (who held the seat for 22 years before retiring from office in 2012) used to call it a “coin toss district” because it can swing either way. Although the last redistricting made it more Republican with the addition of Sequoyah Hills and a chunk of deep south Knox County, the bulk of the district is in North Knoxville where Democrats traditionally thrive, and the country club Republicans of Sequoyah Hills went for Johnson in 2014 and are unlikely to be feeling a lot of love for Trump today. Smith’s task is to keep Republicans happy and peel off a bunch of Democrats, which in this supercharged, polarized environment will require the agility of a Flying Wallenda. Political prognosticator Nate Silver, whose blog, “FiveThirtyEight” (named for the number of votes in

the Electoral College) is required election year reading, rates Tennessee among the deepest red states and pegs Trump’s chances of winning our 11 electoral votes at better than 95 percent. But despite his strong position in the GOP-dominated southern and western states, Trump is tanking among all but the truest believers, and the only real question is how many downballot Republicans he’ll take down with him. We learned the difference between metaphors and similes in eighth grade English. Metaphors use “like” or “as” to compare unlike objects: Donald Trump is like a wrecking ball. Similes dispense with the prepositions and make a direct comparison: Donald Trump is a wrecking ball. We won’t know for sure whether Smith can dodge it until after Nov. 8.

to electronic devices in lines and at bus stops. Maybe they’re reading the news? The fall weather was perfect, skies overcast but little rain. There are many new rides and eating opportunities in Disney. Sponsorships in Epcot have changed since my last visit, and the adventures seemed flatter than before. I miss Kraft at The Land and BellSouth at the sphere.

The Animal Kingdom merits a couple of days. A white addax with spiral horns lay down in the road and refused to move during our safari. It backed up traffic until an animal expert enticed it to move. Meanwhile, a grumpy rhinoceros gave me the evil eye about 10 feet from our truck, reminiscent of an elementary

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Hart says Barnes is the man While football takes a rest, Tennessee basketball is speeding toward Nov. 11 and the opening game against Chattanooga. A historical tidbit is hiding in that forthcoming engagement. Peyton Woods, 6-3 guard, plays for the Mocs. He is the son of Rodney and Cynthia Woods of Monticello, Kentucky. Rodney, point guard and captain under Ray Mears, was Peyton’s coach in high school. Peyton is named for you know who. Just like the other Peyton, this Peyton is very smart. He was a 4.0 student at Wayne County and

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is honor roll in college. He hit the fourth-most threepoint shots in Kentucky high school history. He has, so far, hit 14 of 30 in college. Chattanooga, an NCAA tournament team last season, projects as the best in the Southern Conference, if that is what it is still called. The Mocs, blessed with a veteran squad, added a big

junior college muscleman. I don’t even want to think about the fallout if the Vols lose the opener. We are told to have no fear. Dave Hart, Tennessee vice chancellor and director of athletics (on a retirement path), seeks to reassure Volunteer faithful that all is well or soon will be in Big Orange baskets. He speaks of stability, obviously improved after coaches wore out the revolving door. Hart says he found the right person to take Tennessee forward. “I’m very, very excited that Rick Barnes is our basketball coach.”

Barnes also speaks optimistically. He says this team is more talented than last year’s (15-19, most losses since 1994). Barnes said the Vols are already better on defense. More depth (six freshmen) matters. The coach has noticed the relative inexperience. “We are young,” he said. He mentioned persuading the rookies to grow up in a hurry. Fans seem skeptical. Season ticket sales are dragging. Attendance was down last year (for the seventh in a row) and there isn’t all that much to get excited about. Well, there was a recruit-

The long, costly road to sidewalks Sidewalks: everybody wants them, but few will get them, unless the budget changes, or neighborhood groups band together to gift property to the city. That was the takeaway from an informational meeting presented to city council members by Public Works director David Brace last week. The city’s budget for new sidewalks is approximately $750,000 per year. The cost of new sidewalks ranges from $100 to $300 per linear foot, depending on the challenges of the terrain and the cost of purchasing right-of-way. Installing sidewalks isn’t simply a matter of laying down four feet of concrete. Sidewalks have to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and include a curb and gutter. Navigating steep grades, driveways, utility poles and bridges adds additional cost. Sidewalks are always incorporated into new road projects, but that doesn’t

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offer much hope to neighborhood groups that want sidewalks. Brace passed out a list of 165 requested sidewalks. The combined 75 miles of desired sidewalk would cost $139 million, said Engineering director Jim Hagerman. Each sidewalk request receives a rating from the engineering department based on whether it’s in within a Parental Responsibility Zone (one mile from an elementary school or with 1.5 miles of a middle or high school), whether it’s a missing link between two other sidewalks, the area’s pedestrian usage, the road classification and whether it provides access to public transportation.

Requests are placed on the list based on scoring of the above items. There’s a misconception that it’s a priority list, said Vice Mayor and City Council representative Duane Grieve. The list is a guiding tool, but decisions are based on available funds and circumstances, said Deputy to the Mayor/Chief Operating Officer Christi Branscom. Five items on the list have top scores of 13. The least expensive of those is a $437,500 project on Fairview Street that was requested in December 2008. Two of the top scoring projects have price tags that exceed $1 million. A Sheffield Drive project that’s been prominently supported by West Hills neighbors has a score of 10 and is 35th on the list. The estimated cost is $1.29 million. The most expensive project is a $6.7 million sidewalk on Holston Hills Road that’s 19,400 linear feet. It’s 120th on the list.

City Council representative Nick Della Volpe asked if other cities are facing similar challenges. Branscom said a lack of sidewalks is prevalent in the Southeast, where development tends to be spread out. A few ideas were batted about. Hagerman brought up a local option gas tax to fund sidewalks. Brace said cost would be reduced if a neighborhood group agreed to donate right-of-way for a sidewalk. If that happened, the project would move up the list, Branscom said. There was also a brief discussion of including sidewalks in new subdivision requirements. City Council representative George Wallace said there would be some pushback from developers, but that’s okay. Branscom said sidewalks would be bonded to ensure that developers follow through. “We’ll need your support,” she told city council members.

ing visitor, 6-10 Zach Kent, three-star from Blair (N.J.) Academy. Robert Hubbs is the primary in-house attraction. He worked in the off-season on a maturity plan. If he indeed grows up, provides leadership, takes the ball to the rim now and then, gets some rebounds and improves on defense, he will be the Vols’ main man. Barnes prodded Hubbs from the start of last season to do more and better. This is his last chance to be the star. Say a prayer. If the coach permits, Detrick Mostella might be the other go-to gunner. Shembari Phillips, 6-3, started the last 11 games last season and climbed above average in three-point accuracy. Admiral Schofield, 6-4 or more, ended up resident gladiator. He will battle on the boards. The Vols have a point guard or three for a change. Lamonte Turner, Jordan Bone and Kwe Parker are said to be capable. Barnes says Turner would have started last season had he been eligible. Bone is a

“pure” point recruit. Parker has been a surprise in practice. He can jump. Hmmm, he might be able to guard a guard. Projections say the Vols have wings but the post position remains vacant. Fifthyear transfer Lew Evans isn’t as big as advertised, 6-7 instead of 6-9, and is a wing at heart. Grant Williams was 6-7 in high school but is now 6-5. John Fulkerson, 6-7, is not particularly strong but seems willing. Tall Canadian Kyle Alexander has undoubtedly improved but coaches seem restrained in discussing expectations. In several or many games, the Vols will again be at a disadvantage inside. In numbers, freshmen are the team strength. In theory, Jordan Bowden, Jalen Johnson, Williams, Bone, Parker and Fulkerson are the future. Some will have to play now. Johnson, Parker and Williams are from North Carolina. Fulkerson prepped there. Four ACC schools in the state overlooked them. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

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Stand by me The Lord is good, a stronghold in a day of trouble; he protects those who take refuge in him, even in a rushing flood. (Nahum 1: 7- 8a NRSV)

The 12-member “orchestra of voices” Chanticleer will perform at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension on Monday, Oct. 24.

Episcopal Church of the Ascension welcomes Chanticleer

By Carol Z. Shane On Monday, Oct. 24, East Tennesseans can hear in person one of the most famous a cappella groups in the world when Chanticleer performs at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension as part of the Friends of Music and the Arts (FOMA) series. Based in San Francisco, the 12-member group is internationally known, according to its website, as “an orchestra of voices.” A three-time Grammy winner, the ensemble is named after the “clear singing rooster” in Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales.” Ascension’s music director and organist James Garvey is looking forward to

Chanticleer’s performance. “Chanticleer made its last appearance for FOMA in 2012. For this Knoxville appearance, the ensemble has submitted a program titled ‘My Secret Heart.’ The selections bear out this group’s penchant for wide-ranging programming: music of the Renaissance, including works of Palestrina, Guerrero, Clemens non Papa; music of the Romantics and neo-Romantics, such as Glinka and Rachmaninoff; works of the modern era, including Poulenc; songs from Stephen Foster and George Gershwin; even some pop by Freddie Mercury. And there’s some John Rutter and Edith Piaf included for good measure.” Garvey is particular hap-

py about one detail. “The solo in ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ will be sung by Brian Hinman, a Knoxville native who has been singing with Chanticleer since 2006.” The news of Chanticleer’s concert has spread to local high school choral teachers, and they’re eager for their own students to have time with members of the prestigious group. “In just the last few weeks, a masterclass has come together during the day on the 24th,” says Garvey. “From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on that Monday, students from the choral departments of three high schools – Powell High School, led by Jim Kennedy, Farragut High School, led by Kenton Deitch, and Hardin Valley Academy, led by

Teresa Scoggins – will come here to work with some of the members of Chanticleer in a masterclass format. Each school will have 30 minutes with which to sing a piece or two. Having that sort of community interaction is the very best thing, to my mind. All 122 participating high school students are coming back in the evening to hear the concert.” In this contentious election season, why not calm the soul with magnificent music from acknowledged masters of their art? Chanticleer performs at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 S. Northshore Drive. Tickets are $30. Info: k nox v i foma/ or 865-588-0589.

Saturday, Oct. 22. Open to the community. Those wanting to volunteer or to donate items should call the church office, 690-1060.

Giveaway for all ages, 10 a.m.2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Info: or Terry Richard, 898-0502.

Road, hosts a women’s Bible study 10 a.m. each Thursday. The group is led by Cindy Day. Info: 661-1178.

When the storms of life are raging, stand by me, When the world is tossing me, Like a ship upon the sea; Thou who rulest wind and water, Stand by me. (“Stand by Me,” Charles Albert Tindley) Water is a necessity of life. Too much water is a taker of life. We have all watched helplessly as our neighbors on the Georgia and Carolina coastlines have been battered and tossed about like matchsticks. I have seen the devastation caused by water; I have had the privilege of helping clean up some of the unbelievable mess in other times, in other disasters. It is gratifying, though humbling, work. And, I would add, it is not for the faint of heart. It is dirty, grimy, stinking, heartbreaking work. Even now, the cleanup is beginning on our southern coastline. People are mucking out, retrieving what they can, and throwing away what is ruined. Furniture can be replaced. Clothes can be replaced. Appliances can be replaced. I mourn for those who died. I also think about – and mourn for – the antiques, the family Bibles, the baby books, the deeds, the banking records, the heirlooms. I mourn for the history instilled in those precious things, history that is sodden, soaked, broken. Or just gone. The good news, however, is that there are, even now, people ready to help. There are mission trips being planned, national agencies arriving to assist. There is another lesson to be learned, or at least reviewed. There is, in America, no them. There is only us. “One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Let’s go!

FAITH NOTES Community services ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will offer free food, household cleaning items and personal hygiene items 8-10:30 a.m.

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Sunday, Oct. 23, at First Farragut UMC, 11915 Kingston Pike. Musicians include members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Farragut High School Orchestra. Concerts are free. Info: christcov. org.

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They have to answer questions about the constitution and all the rights of citizens. If they don’t pass, they can’t be a citizen. WOW! That sounds hard. During this year’s Constitution Week, more than 38,000 people became citizens in nearly 240 ceremonies across the country. The new citizens raise their hands and pledge to defend the constitution. I asked Mom and Aunt Betsy what they could tell me about the constitution. Just like me, they only knew of the beginning, called the preamble: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.� We have over 315 million citizens in our country, but I now wonder how many citizens our country would really have if everyone had to take that test? Try your knowledge at this week’s free app recommendation: https:// us-citizenship-test-2016free/id422709270

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Linginfelter talks communications By Sandra Clark Jennifer Linginfelter was our first outside speaker as the Shopper News team (me and Ruth White) launched our third year in the afterschool enrichment program at Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Academy. Linginfelter is communications manager for Knox County, which means she works for Mayor Tim Burchett. The kids were fascinated by Burchett, drawing the conversation back to him and mentioning that he’s expected at the school’s magnet showcase on Thursday, Oct. 27. Big changes came to the community school this year as the Knoxville Y became on-site manager of the after-school program. Jervece Steele remains overall pro-

Jennifer Linginfelter speaks to kids in Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Academy’s leadership club. Photo by Ruth White gram coordinator. The Leaders Club meets twice weekly – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. We’ve secured help from Phyllis and Eli

Driver of the North Knoxville Rotary Club and Terrence Carter from the Knoxville Area Urban League to find outside speakers. Our goal is to get studentproduced content online – on both the school and Shopper News websites. That’s our plan. We’re miles away but working. Meanwhile, the kids are taking notes with a pen in their reporter’s notebook. And I’ve found a perfect way to keep them focused. Anytime they’re squirming around (after as much as 10 hours in school) I just read “The Raven.â€? It’s become a running joke. Here are comments about Linginfelter’s talk: Janiyah Thomas wrote: “She likes working with people ‌ does not have

problems ‌ her job is to ‘get the word out.’â€? Ashaundae Bowman: “She is in the office from 8 to 5 but the social media is 24 hours a day.â€? Zora Freeman: “She loves her job. A lot of her work is on the computer, but some is on her cell phone.â€? Gabriel Jones: “She started in 2009 ‌ does the job to make money.â€? Zachariah Thompson: “She helps Knoxville and other places get news.â€? Trayonna Roberts: “She works with Mayor Burchett and 10 people in her office ‌ They give service.â€? Sandra Clark: “Does the mayor have one of his special nicknames for you?â€? Jennifer Linginfelter: “Sometimes he calls me Little Jenny Linginfelter.â€?

KCT to present ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present “The Haunting of Hill House,� a live theatrical version of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel especially adapted for young people ages 11 and older and their families. The play will be performed Friday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Nov. 13. The novel was a 1959 finalist for the National Book Award, and Stephen King calls the book “one of the

finest terror novels.� Jackson is widely known to teenage readers for her macabre short story “The Lottery.� Max Harper, a student at Bearden Middle, serves as the show’s stage manager. Wheeler Moon, a junior at West High, is the play’s scenery and lighting designer. Caroline Dyer, a senior at South-Doyle High, is the show’s costume designer. Sean Sloas will perform the duties of production manager.

Zack Allen is the show’s director. Performance times are 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 1 and 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Note: there will be no 5 p.m. performance on Saturday, Oct. 29. Tickets are $12 each and may be purchased by calling 208-3677 or online at Knoxville Children’s Theatre is located at 109 E. Churchwell Avenue.

Webb School launches new brand identity Webb School of Knoxville has launched its new brand, designed to clarify the school’s distinctive identity and to communicate its story to an expanding audience. “Every member of our school community knows that Webb is an extraordinary place; however, it can be hard to express that feeling to people who have yet

to set foot on our campus,� says Webb School president Michael McBrien. “Our new branding now provides us with one voice and one message to tell the Webb School story in a compelling and distinctive way.� Webb School partnered with the marketing firm, Mindpower, to help develop its brand: Webb School of Knoxville. Count on it.

Research included surveys and focus groups involving Spartan parents, students, alumni, faculty and staff. “From these conversations, our research found that our brand, much like a person, is made up of key attributes,� said McBrien. “Attributes like experiential learning, teamwork, honor, community, leadership, character, integrity,

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Sisters Eliana and Isabella McDonnell receive certificates from UT assistant professor Erin Darby for participating in a 4th-century Roman army modeled after the garrison that was once stationed at Darby’s research site in southern Jordan.

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Diggin’ archaeology at McClung McClung Museum Director Jeff Chapman was on hand to identify artifacts, rocks and fossils. Ben and Christine Sparks and their children brought in a collection of arrowheads and other items collected locally by Ben’s family. Chapman dated an arrowhead at 6,500 B.C. and identified a collection of glass beads as 18th-century trade beads. Family Fun Day exposes children, and their parents, to the museum and its programs, Chapman says. Next month’s Family Fun Day, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, will be titled “The Civil War: A Soldier’s Life.”

By Wendy Smith Kids had the opportunity to see items unearthed by real archaeologists and make their own artifacts at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture’s Family Fun Day, titled “Can You Dig It?” The event, also hosted by the University of Tennessee and the East Tennessee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, entertained and educated with games, crafts and exhibits about research around the world − and beyond. Linda Kah, a professor of earth and planetary science, displayed 3-D pictures of Mars taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover. The research falls into the category of archaeology because scientists are looking at soils and rocks for evidence of water or a more habitable environment, she said. Children had the opportunity to step back in time by making boar tusk helmets and shields and marching with a 4th-century Roman army led by Erin Darby, codirector of the ‘Ayn Gharandal Archaeological Project in southern Jordan.

McClung Museum director Jeff Chapman, right, examines 18th-century trading beads brought to Family Fun Day by Ben, Mason and Christine Sparks.

FUN is best way to learn ABCs By Suzanne Foree Neal

Farragut Primary School students line up for the ABC Boot Camp march. Leading the way and holding the banner are Ava Testa, Lucy Fly, Jocelyn McClintock, Miles Braden and Max Conerly. Photos by Suzanne Foree Neal

Kindergarten students at Farragut Primary School took their ABC Boot Camp march through the hallways and outside celebrating 26 days of learning their alphabet. Ava Kind and Charleigh Forton sport their alphabet hats for the letters K and P.

“Hup, two, three, four, A, B, C, D!” Kindergarten students at Farragut Primary School celebrated 26 days of learning their alphabet with an ABC Boot Camp parade through the school’s hallways, along with other postmarch activities. Teacher Wendy Gilstrap said the idea came after reading the blog of a teacher who organized a similar activity. “We decided having a kindergarten boot camp would be perfect for teaching alphabet letters the first

26 days of school,” she said. The goal was to put fun into learning. Camouflage boot camp T-shirts were ordered, and the children learned a cadence to keep them marching in step. Plenty of learning activities were included, from coloring worksheets to making alphabet hats. The students had their own hat letters to color with matching symbols like K for Kermit and P for pear. Children marched and held up pictures of capital and lowercase letters. Many

dressed for the day in their camo shirts, even full uniforms. “The advantage to having a boot camp is that our kindergarten students are actively engaged and motivated to learn letters and letter sounds,” Gilstrap said. This is the second year for the program, and she says the children have shown a tremendous amount of growth since the lessons began. “I truly believe that children learn more when they are having fun, and that’s our ultimate goal,” she said.

SCHOOL NOTES ■ Cedar Bluff PTSA’s Fall Festival, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 22, Cedar Bluff campus, 705 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Activities include 1-mile fun run, inflatables, interactive demonstrations, chili cook-off, bake sale, vendor booths, concessions and more. Proceeds to benefit the PTSA. Tickets: $10. Info: 556-6732.


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■ Rocky Hill Elementary will host its annual Mad Science Night 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Free event focusing on fusing Halloween fun and science. Includes a haunted house, zoo animals, science experiments with Mr. Bond and the UT Science department and more. Hosted by the Rocky Hill PTO.

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Adele found her forever home after being adopted by Tonya Cinnamon Tackett. John Hurst and Aaron Littleton at work A collage of Jonathan Stewart with Buckeye at a recent dock diving competition

Off Leash Training opens in Knoxville By Margie Hagen Fallon Houser’s love of dogs became a career when she began fostering and training dogs; now it’s a business with locations in Maryville, Sevierville, Chattanooga and now Knoxville. Regional director of Off Leash K9 Training, Houser and her staff will hold an open house at the new Knoxville location, 3511 Overlook Circle, on Friday, Oct. 28, from 4-9 p.m. Off Leash K9 Training, founded by Nick White, is based in Woodbridge, Virginia. Before opening the business in 2009, White trained dogs for the U.S. Secret Service, and now he and his staff use the same techniques to train dogs for personal owners. The team of trainers focuses on correcting canine behavioral problems: ■ Obedience ■ Aggression with people and other animals ■ Chewing, jumping and pulling “All dogs are taught basic manners, and owners have total control off leash,� says Fallon Houser, “We use leadership training with the

Trainer Fallon Houser with Doberman Amira dogs and guarantee results. “All ages and all breeds can benefit from the training,� continues Houser. “We teach owners why dogs behave the way they do, and how to correct unwanted behavior.� Once basic manners are accomplished, owners can opt for more advanced classes including aggression management, dock diving,


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tracking, trailing and scent detection. Plans to add diabetic alert service dog training are in the works. Houser and her network of trainers also foster rescue dogs. Houser says, “They have often suffered from neglect and abuse. We work to enable them to be adopted and become a well-adjusted part of the family. The training can save their lives.�

Houser is the founder and president of Tennessee Doberman Rescue Plus. One success story is Adele, fostered by Knoxville resident Laura Cole. Adele, a 70-lb. Doberman mix, was pulling and chasing during walks. “I spoke with Fallon about this problem and she donated training time to Adele,� says Cole. “Four hours of training and I had a completely different dog on my hands.� Adele recently found her forever home with Tonya Cinnamon Tackett. Tackett is part of the foster network and shares her philosophy. “People ask how one can put their love into a foster dog that may be adopted. One simple statement: if I don’t love them and show them that they are loved, then who will?� As for Fallon Houser, her goal is “for every dog to know what it’s like to live off leash, and for every owner to experience the pride, confidence and joy of having a dog that is reliable and consistently obedient, under any level of distraction.� Info: offleashK9training



Knox comedians team on bizarre new podcast Two Knoxville comedians are teaming up to create a unique podcast. Named “Video Death Loop,� the show centers around the friends watching short video clips on loop for as long as they can mentally stand it. John Hurst of Hardin Valley and Aaron Littleton of Maryville are hardly strangers in the Knoxville comedy scene. Hurst performs regularly at Friendlytown, a collaborative and experimental comedy night hosted every Monday at the Pilot Light. Littleton is a longtime member of Knoxville’s original comedy improv troupe Einstein Simplified, which performs on Tuesday nights at Scruffy City Hall. “The podcast concept is pretty strange, but also oddly compelling,� said Hurst. “We’ve been friends a long time, so it makes sense for us to team up,� Littleton said. “Last year, we hosted a comedy show together in Knoxville where we curated a list of bizarre video games and had local comedians play them live and provide commentary. It was kind of like Mystery Science Theater 3000 but with games instead of movies and I think people really enjoyed it.� Video Death Loop doesn’t stray too far from that formula. Each week, one member of the duo surprises the other with a new video clip like a commercial or theme song that they both must watch on repeat.

While a podcast listener doesn’t actually see the video, the faint sound of its looping audio can be heard behind the hosts’ running commentary. “It’s all unscripted,� said Littleton. “What you’re hearing is actually us breaking down as we watch these videos over and over.� “First there’s the joy of seeing a new thing,� Hurst continued, “Then the new thing becomes old and then the old thing becomes ‘Oh God, what is happening?’� Hurst and Littleton say that early reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. “We were sharing the very first episodes around to friends and had multiple reports of people being unable to continue listening at work because they were laughing so hard,� Littleton said. “That’s what you want to hear.� “Our favorite episodes are the ones where we can create an improvised story based on what we’re seeing. In the thick of the repetition, it gets pretty weird. We’ve seen the Golden Girls become a crack World War II era Special Forces squad and Mentos breath mints bestow the power of an ancient magical spirit,� said Hurst. Video Death Loop is available on iTunes and most major podcast services as well as on www.

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Crib ’n Carriage owners cruise toward retirement

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By Wendy Smith After nearly four decades of selling infant furniture and bedding in West Knoxville, Crib ’n Carriage owners Bob and Sarah Milford are ready to take their first cruise. They say the best part of running the store has been the wonderful people they’ve met. But the responsibility of owning a business has left them “landlocked for years,” Sarah says, so the couple are making big plans. The store will close for good on Oct. 30. Inventory is discounted 20 percent to 75 percent through the month. The Milfords, Oak Ridge natives, moved to Nashville in the early 1970s. Bob sold infant furniture for a department store, so when the couple decided to relocate to Knoxville, he had the experience and contacts to easily open his own store. The original location was in Western Plaza Shopping Center. It opened in 1977, one month after their son Andy was born. He spent much of his first year in the store, sleeping in a porta-crib in a back room or snuggled up with Sarah in an infant carrier. Keeping Andy at the store became more challenging as he grew into a toddler. After being told numerous

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Bob and Sarah Milford have a few more days at the business they started nearly 40 years ago. Photo by Sherri Gardner Howell

times by his parents not to touch the furniture, he once scolded a customer who was examining a high chair. In 1984, the Milfords built the store at its current location, 7933 Ray Mears Blvd. They’ve been in the baby furniture business long enough that they now stock the nurseries of babies whose parents’ nurseries were furnished by Crib ’n Carriage. Sarah considers this a true compliment. The store has survived competition from big-box stores as well as the inter-

net. The past eight years have been tough for specialty stores, Bob says. But their customers typically want to see, and touch, furniture before they buy. Photos don’t represent wood finishes well, and some items, like glider rockers, need to be tested for a good fit, Sarah says. Customers travel from as far as Kentucky and Georgia to shop in person. The Milfords tested the waters of retirement by reducing store hours in 2014. The store was open Monday

through Saturday before the change to Friday through Sunday. The adjustment reduced work hours for the Milfords and provided two weekend days for couples to shop together. Crib ’n Carriage is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. It’s been a privilege to help people during such a blessed time in their lives, Sarah says. “We’ve gotten beautiful thank-you notes. It’s really gratifying.”

The Rotary Club of Knoxville is really putting the “International” into Rotary International this coming spring. A few members of the club will be going to Zimbabwe March 16-25, and in May another team will be off to visit the club’s “Twin Club” in Mateszalka, Hungary (May 9-16). RCK members will help dedicate the completion of a dam in Kesari, Zimbabwe, and celebrate with the villagers. They will also go to another village where Phil Mitchell (team leader) arranged a dedicated grant through the club’s foundation to procure food for village children who were starving due to a severe drought this past year. “We will visit the children and villagers. Plus, we’ll spend time with our wonderful Rotary partners in Bulawayo and stay at the Nesbitt Castle Hotel, which is truly unique,” Phil says. The trip to Hungary will be a return trip for some RCK Rotarians since the club has been partners for 20-plus years with the Mateszalka Rotary Club. Through

the years the club has secured many Rotary grants for work in Hungary that involves things like bicycles and helmets, sports equipment, the development of Interact clubs, funding the construction of a skateboard park and things we take for granted – like washing machines. Much of the support has gone to the Mateszalka Children’s Home, an orphanage. ■

Golf tournament is Oct. 28

The 2016 North Knoxville Rotary Golf Tournament will be played on Friday, Oct. 28, at Three Ridges Golf Course. It is a benefit tournament for the Cerebral Palsy Housing Corporation’s group home in Fountain City. The field is limited to 96 players (22 teams) and individual golfers will be paired with others in this four-player team scramble event. The entry fee is $400 per team or $100 per person. If you can play, mail a check to North Knoxville Rotary Club, 7607 Windwood Drive, Powell, TN 37849. Registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Major General Max Haston presents pins to Vietnam veterans at the Vietnam Veteran Pinning Ceremony. Veterans receiving the recognition are Major James Wyrosdick, U.S. Army; Sgt. Richard Wilson, U.S. Army; Cpt. Larry Suchomski, U.S. Air Force; Senior Master Sgt. Richard Phillips, U.S. Navy/U.S. Air Force; Specialist Four Joe Monroe, U.S. Army; Airman First Class Dave Monroe, U.S. Air Force; Cpt. Randall J. Lockmiller, U.S. Army; Lt. Col. Steve Craver, U.S. Army; and, hidden from camera, Lt. Philander P. Claxton, U.S. Army. Photos submitted

Honoring the veterans A group of nine Vietnam veterans received recognition and accolades recently at Hometown Heroes Day at the Tennessee Valley Fair. Anne Haston of the Daughters of the American Revolution organized the event that brought out the community, including Knoxville Mayor Tim Burchett, WBIRTV anchor John Becker and members of the Samuel Frazier Chapter of the DAR. Major General Max Haston honored the veterans at the Pinning Ceremony. Participating from the DAR

were Chapter Regent Sam Wyrosdick and past Regent Jyl Smithson-Riehl. Veterans receiving the honors were Lt. Philander P. Claxton, U.S. Army; Lt. Col. Steve Craver, U.S. Army; Cpt. Randall J. Lockmiller, U.S. Army; Airman First Class Dave Monroe, U.S. Air Force; Specialist Four Joe Monroe, U.S. Army; Senior Master Sgt. Richard Phillips, U.S. Navy/U.S. Air Force; Cpt. Larry Suchomski, U.S. Air Force; Sgt. Richard Wilson, U.S. Army; and Major James Wyrosdick, U.S. Army.



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Past Regent Jyl Smithson-Riehl and Regent Sam Wyrosdick of the Samuel Frazier Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution get ready for the pinning ceremony.

BIZ NOTES ■ AnimalWorks, a nonprofit spay and neuter clinic, has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Petco Foundation. The grant will help AnimalWorks to spay or neuter approximately 200 pets of low-income residents and 100 feral or community cats in Blount County. Info: 379-2227 or ■ Comcast Foundation has awarded more than $47,000 to nonprofits in East Tennessee for their participation in “Comcast Cares Day.” Comcast Cares Day is Comcast and NBCUniversal’s signature day of service and the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort. Local grant recipients include Gibbs High School ROTC, Medic Inc., Norris Elementary School PTO and Oak Ridge Rowing Association Inc. ■ East Tennessee Purchasing Association fall conference, Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 26-28, Music Road Resort Hotel, 303 Henderson Chapel Road, Pigeon Forge. Info/registration: www. ■ Executive Women International (EWI) Knoxville Chapter annual auction, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, Knoxville Hilton, 501 W. Church Ave. Tickets: $35 and include dinner. Info/tickets: Denise Smith, 632-6946.

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SENIOR NOTES ■ Cumberland Estates Recreation Center 4529 Silver Hill Drive 588-3442 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; lending library with tapes and movies. Book club meeting, noon Thursday, Oct. 20; “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty. Seeking vendors for the Holiday Sale, Nov. 16; $5 per table; info: Lauren. Register for: Ask the Medicare Expert: Kathy Young, noon Wednesday, Oct. 19. Covenant Health Wellness Lunch & Learn: “3D Mammography,” noon Wednesday, Oct. 26; RSVP:541-4500. ■ 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. Fun Film Fridays, 12:30 p.m.; popcorn and movie each Friday. Happy Hikers: Rugby 5-mile hike, Thursday, Oct. 20; Bote Mountain/Finley Cane Loop 7-mile hike, Thursday, Oct. 27; meet 10 a.m. at the trailhead; info: Joyce Dukes. ■ Larry Cox Senior Center 3109 Ocoee Trail 546-1700 Monday-Friday

Miles Davis listens as a visitor to the job fair asks questions about All Occasions Catering.

Job fair assists senior workers The John T. O’Connor Senior Center hosted a job fair last week, and the target population for the employers was senior Patricia Talford and ADT recruiter Ann Young look over Tal- adults. ford’s application at the job fair. Talford was dressed for success Most employers on hand during the at the event and made sure she brought her best smile to help event agreed on three important facts reher stand out in the crowd. garding senior adults: they are dependable, have a great work ethic and bring a wealth of job experience to the table. MeMe Welch with the Knoxville Convention Center added that in her business, the wait staff serves many different groups of individuals at any given event. “We like to have older workers who can mentor the younger employees, all while the younger generation brings a spark

to the older workers.” She also said that having servers of all ages is a nice diversity at events. Employers on hand at the job fair included major sponsors ADT, Dura-Line, People Ready, The Arc Knox County and platinum sponsor United Healthcare. Other vendors at the event included Food City, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, Goodwill Industries, H&R Block, Comfort Keepers, Pilot Flying J, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, KUB, The Muse, Weigel’s Stores and more. The Workforce Development Career Coach was also on hand to assist with resume writing and applications during the job fair.

Jan Cook, local sales representative, and Aqilah Rashid, market recruiting coordinator for People Ready, review a job application received at the senior job fair.

MeMe Welch answers questions about job openings in the banquet department at the Knoxville Convention Center. Photos by Ruth White

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In football or investing: Do not give up at halftime By Rus Hunt As I write this article, the Tennessee Volunteer football team has won their first five games of the 2016 season. They have stumbled into huge half-time deficits, in most of those games, which they had to overcome. In the matchup with the Georgia Bulldogs they trailed 31 to 28 with four seconds remaining, and then completed an unlikely, improbable, but thrilling 43-yard “Hail Mary” pass to win the contest. During each battle, I am sure that many of us watching either in person or on television concluded that all was lost sometime before the clock ran out and left the stadium or turned off the television. If so, we missed several brilliant displays of how preparation, practice and perseverance resulted in victory. As sports fans, we generally only see the game-day performance of our teams. We are mostly oblivious to the massive amount of time, energy and effort that precedes the game. Also, we are not involved in the huge number of decisions that are made before and during each play. Not only do coaches and players have to make and execute multiple decisions, but in order to succeed they must have considered those actions prior to the game and practiced them. In an emotional and physical competition they must rely on their preparation and experience to think and perform at the highest levels while under extreme stress. In listening to the comments of the coaches and players after the amazing victory over Georgia, I was impressed by how prepared the team was for the situation they faced in the last 10 seconds. They had practiced for a last second kickoff return throughout the pre-season. They had never used this return formation before but were able to execute the play to near perfection and advance the ball over mid-field with four seconds left on the clock. The final heave was also practiced over and over again as a last gasp to score. The players executed to perfection and scored the winning touchdown as the clock expired. It was an improbable play, but not lucky.

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Seth Hunt and Rus Hunt arrive early for a special game.

Rus Hunt has been a Volunteer fan since age 9.

My first Tennessee experience was the 1966 match up with South Carolina that I attended with my Dad and Uncle Bill. I’ve been witness to the highs and the lows of Tennessee sports for the many years that have followed that beautiful Saturday at Neyland. I should have enough experience to never count a game as won or lost before time runs out. The Vols were behind at halftime and I, as well as Uncle Bill, was ready to give up. My Dad said not to worry that there was still a half to be played. The final score was Vols 29 and Gamecocks 17. I was a happy 9-year-old and concluded my Dad knew more than my uncle about football. Do not give up at halftime; do not give up even with only four seconds left. Many people tend to react negatively and want to give up on their investment results just like many of us UT fans after less than stellar first half performances. What are my financial results for this quarter? Why do I own this fund that has shown negative results for the past

six months? If the markets keep going up I have it made, or vice versa, I am going to lose everything if the market keeps dropping. As a football fan, we may leave a game early and miss an exciting finish. However, making a rash decision with our investments due to a poor quarter can have a lasting impact on long-term results. The S&P 500 had an average annual return of 9.82 percent from 1991 through 2015. An investment of $10,000 at the beginning of that period would have grown to $103,951. If you had been out of the market for the one best day of that period you would have lost $10,788. Missing the 10 best days would have cost $63,630. The most successful investors have a very long-term focus to give them the best chance at achieving their goals. The most successful football teams have that same long-term focus beyond one game or one season. Take the time and energy to put together a long-term investment plan. Use an independent financial advi-

sor who has the experience to help you prepare the plan, put it into practice, persevere through the upheavals of the market and maintain focus on the longterm goal. There is no magic formula or secret sauce in achieving investing success. Have a plan and trust the plan. To quote a currently popular football coach, “brick by brick.” Rus Hunt, CFP® is an investment advisor with Rather & Kittrell and can be reached at

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Hospital VP marks 40th anniversary at Parkwest LLessons essons learned on the family farm contributed to her success Emlyn “Em” Cobble has juggled many hats throughout her career, but all of them have been worn at one place, Parkwest Medical Center, where she will celebrate 40 years of service this month. Cobble is Vice President and Chief Support Officer for Parkwest, where she began her career in 1976 as a medical technologist. She graduated from Lincoln Memorial University with a degree in chemistry, completed an internship at St. Mary’s as a medical technologist, and soon began looking for work in Knoxville. “I knew that I wanted to work in a bigger laboratory and hospital than my home town in Greene County could offer, so I applied for jobs in Knoxville,” Cobble explained. Only a short drive from home, Knoxville allowed her to remain close to family. However, she admits that she was hesitant to accept a position at Parkwest, as it was a little known, “rural” hospital at the time. Nevertheless, eager to land her first job, she accepted a position working the evening shift in the lab. “Parkwest may not have been my first choice, but it was certainly the best,” she said. The hospital offered Cobble a solid start and opportunities to grow throughout her career. In her early days at Parkwest, she relied not only on her skills as a chemist, but also on those gained on the 200 acre farm where she was raised. Working alongside her father, as his chief assistant, Cobble learned tenacity, resourcefulness, and ingenuity. These skills proved invaluable in her many roles at Parkwest. “I grew up on a farm, and if you ran out of something you did without until you went into town. If something was broken, you fi xed

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it, and hopefully, you were smart enough to have saved some spare parts,” Cobble said. Working in the lab played to Cobble’s analytical skills and resourceful nature. “The lab equipment at the time was unpredictable, so you better not be afraid to tinker with it a bit,” she said. While others were sometimes intimidated, “I was always willing to grab the tools and go after the problem.” That grit and determination soon led Cobble from lab tech to

Chief Technologist of the lab. By 1990, Cobble advanced again and was named Director of Clinical Services. She embarked on what would be her most rewarding venture and her toughest days. “The 1990’s were a stellar time in Parkwest’s history,” Cobble said. These years marked change and reorganization across the hospital as it reached unprecedented growth. Cobble’s next large scale achievement was as the facility liaison of a massive renovation, expansion and moderniza-

Parkwest welcomes Heatherly as chief administrative officer Heatherly assumed his new role as president and chief administrative officer at Parkwest on August 22, landing what he believes to be his dream job. “Parkwest is in my blood and I have deep roots there,” Heatherly, who worked as a surgical orderly at the hospital during his high school years, said in a statement. “I already feel a deep sense of dedication to the medical center, and serving as the administrative leader at Parkwest will be the high point of my career.” Heatherly served most recently as CEO of Tennova Healthcare. He joined Community Health Systems, parent company of Tennova, in 2009 as vice president of operations for hospitals in Tennessee and Pennsylvania. He later served as president of the organization’s home care division, which

Neil Heatherly, CAO included 80 affiliated home health agencies. “I am pleased that the search for the next CAO of Parkwest Medical Center has yielded a qualified and experienced health care execu-

tive and a valued member of our community,” Jim VanderSteeg, president and CEO of Covenant Health, said. “Throughout his career Neil Heatherly has demonstrated a commitment to excellence, and he is known for building positive relationships and effective teams.” A fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Heatherly has been board chairman of Leadership Healthcare of the Nashville Healthcare Council and is an alumnus of Leadership Knoxville. A Farragut High School graduate, he holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and a master’s in business administration from Vanderbilt University. Heatherly has two daughters, Morgan and Caroline, who are students at UT-Knoxville, and he and his wife, Katie, have a young daughter named Evelyn.

tion project in 2002, leading to the opening of the Riverstone Tower in 2005. A white hard hat perched on her bookcase serves as a reminder of the building projects in which she has participated. With the improvements, Parkwest gained 326,000 square feet of new construction, bringing about huge change to the organization, according to Cobble. “We evaluated our processes, patient care models, modified and enhanced every department, which created an all private room hospital,” she explained. After the construction was completed, Parkwest had established its position as the largest and most comprehensive medical center in West Knoxville. “This was the most rewarding project of my career, primarily because it made such a difference for our patients” she said. Cobble prides herself on the customer service offered at Parkwest. A winner of multiple Tennessee Quality Awards, Parkwest is ranked consistently among top hospitals for customer service by PRC, a national research firm focusing on patient satisfaction. While Cobble experienced the pinnacle of her career after the Riverstone Tower project, she encountered one of her most difficult challenges a few years later. On April 19, 2010, a lone gunman opened fire at a patient discharge area of the hospital, fatally wounding a female staff member and injuring two others. “That moment proved it could happen anywhere. That was tough,” Cobble said. Recanting through tear-fi lled eyes, she described the resiliency of the Parkwest staff. They forged on supported by grief counselors and each other. Although it was a dark time, “I

think we all felt extremely supported as we heard from folks across the country, other healthcare providers who said, ‘we’ve been where you are, we understand.’ ” That comradery contributed to Cobble’s love of Parkwest during the last 40 years, in which she has experienced the unique opportunity to serve under two Chief Administrative Officers from the same family. Serving now with current hospital CAO, Neil Heatherly, Cobble also worked with Neil’s father, Wayne Heatherly, who was the first administrator of Parkwest and holds the longest tenure of any CAO in the hospital’s history. “Em Cobble is a consummate professional and key member of our team. I look forward to serving with her as we continue our commitment to excellence at Parkwest Medical Center,” said Neil Heatherly. When Cobble isn’t serving at Parkwest, she volunteers for community programs such as Habitat for Humanity. Continuing her love of building and fi xing things, Habitat is a good match for her skills. “I enjoyed helping with Habitat’s Women’s Build this year,” Cobble said. In addition to supporting Habitat efforts, she works to keep the environment green. As she encouraged staff to pursue recycling efforts, Parkwest was named the first green hospital in Knoxville. Among other interests, Cobble sings in her church choir. However, she confesses that she may break into song at work too. “I have this philosophy that there is a song for everything,” Cobble said with a smile. Whether she is singing, working or volunteering, Em Cobble seems to wear all of her hats well.


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Dogs AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS CKC - Tails docked, dew claws removed., shots, wormed. Red merle tris w/blue eyes, red tris & black tris. Call for price. (865)850-8501 BLUE TICK trained coon hound & pups, UKC & PKC reg. Performance & super staked. 865-603-9594. BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES - DOB 8/24. 1st shot & dewormed. 3 M, 1 F, Parents on prem. $450. (865)973-0987 CANE CORSO MASTIFFS - 8 wks. AKC & ICCF reg. M & F. Blk & blk brindle. $1000 & up. (423)823-1247 Doberman AKC puppies, blacks, blues & reds, UTD on shots & worming, $650 each. (606) 878-6395. DOBERMAN PUPS, AKC, Sire XL natl & intl champ - 125 lbs. Dam’s father was 2013 World Champ. Great protection, good with kids. $500. Credit cards accepted. 615-740-7909 ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES - AKC, champion bloodlines, 1 year guar., $1,800. (865) 308-7591 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS AKC, West German bldlns, 4 M, 3 F, vet ck’d. health guar. $500. 865-322-6251.

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Storage Sheds

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BARN STYLE STORAGE SHED - Shelves 10 X 12 $1800 OBO You Move (865)274-1149

3 BR 2 BA doublewide on land, 4 miles into Union Co. EZ Financing. 865745-2165


KARNS. 3 BR, 2 BA new mobile home on lot in Karns. Call 865-938-8783

4 UT-ALABAMA TICKETS together, section HH, Row 12 & G10 parking pass. (865)386-6969.

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2001 E. Magnolia Ave. KENMORE washer & dryer, top of the line, 1 yr old, 4 yr warr. left, $500 each. Cash only. 865-659-1068 or 865-209-0561 lv msg

2 LOTS Highland Memorial West, value $2900 each. Sell $1400 each. Call 865-414-4615. 4 or 6 lots w/MONUMENT RIGHTS at Lynnhurst near BabyLand. Reduced to $2500 ea. obo. (865) 475-9323.


GOLDENDOODLES F1 pups, CKC reg, UTD on shots, health guaranteed. $800. (423)488-5337 HAVENESE PUPS AKC, home raised, health guar. 765-259-7337

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TOOL CHEST ON ROLLERS, FULL OF - TOOLS, some never used. Price negotiable. (865)947-5855

WANT TO BUY CHRISTIAN BOOKS Library, Sermon, Commentaries (865)776-1050 WANTED: R12 FREON - We p/u, pay CA$H cylinders cases of cans. (312)291-9169

ADOPTION: Our hearts are ready for a new addition to share every family tradition. Please call to make us part of your adoption plan, Kim & Tom 877-297-0013.

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

Purchase or Refinance. 24 hr. service. Locally owned company 423-745-5540 office 865-304-2485 cell, ask for Doug

Exercise Equipment

NMLS # 161834 TN LIC # 108776

NORDICTRAK C2255 Treadmill w/ manual, new cond. $400. Pd $1000. +/-. (865)660-1924

Furniture OAK BEDROOM SUITE - CA King w/2 night stands, dresser, vanity, lingerie chest. Solid oak, like new. (865)368-9458


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DAYTON, TN MTN CABIN Spectacular view on 2 brow lots. For complete info log onto $77,000.

Lawn & Garden

Condos-Unfurn FSBO 6517 S. Northshore Dr. 3 BR, 3.5 BA, 3526 SF, 2 car gar., new flring/ paint. $585,000. 865-604-5772 (no agts). For pics, text/view 26736 to #878787

Med Equip & Supplies

MANUAL Wheelchair by Medline, $25. in exc. cond. ELEC. scooter, Jazzy Brand, exc. cond., $1,000. HANDICAP Hoist Lift by Medline, exc. cond., $400. Elevator Lift, can be used inside or outside, $3,000. (931) 456-2231 Crossville.

Merchandise - Misc. COMMERCIAL POP CORN MACHINE - Cards, popcorn tumbler, all new. $5000. (423)453-6421 GAS LOGS. New, Golden Blount, 18”, vented, Propane. See thru, split bonfire, fresh cut model, $275. Rockwood (615) 216-5769 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.

1 BR POWELL - Powell, 1BR, Beautiful secure bldg, Special 1/2 rent now. Water pd, all appl. $520. $150 DD. Credit check req. No pet depoit. 865384-1099 (865)938-6424


865-970-2267 *Pools, Laundries, Appl. *5 min. to UT & airport

2 BR TOWNHOUSES Cherokee West $615 South - Taliwa Gardens $585 - $625 1 1/2 bth, W/D conn. (865) 577-1687 BEST DEAL OUT WEST! 1BR from $395-$425. 2BR $550-$750. No pets. Parking @ front door. (865)470-8686. BROADWAY TOWERS 62 AND OLDER Or Physically Mobility Impaired 1 & 2 BR, util. incl. Laundry on site. Immediate housing if qualified. Section 8-202. 865-524-4092 for appt. TDD 1-800-927-9275

FTN CITY - Rare 1BR Apt. in lg. 2 story home, clean, private & secure, heat, water, laun. facility & gar. furnished. Good ref. & cr. history req. NO PETS or Smoking. $300 dep. $500 mo. (865)688-2988 or 414-7404. WEST - 2BR, 1BA, LR, great room, kit. w/stove, refrig. & DW, Util. rm. w/W&D, No pets or smoking, 137 Admiral Rd., 37934. 865-591-6576.

Homes Unfurnished Homes For Sale

JOHN DEERE GX 335 - JD GX335, 295hrs, 54”deck. Make offer! $3695 (865)599-0516

Amramp handicap metal ramp, 55’2”L, with a 41” rise, with (2) 4’ flat surfaces. Purchased Mar 2011. Asking $1,000. 865-254-4431 westend Oak Ridge resident

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Several Thomas Kinkade paintings by orig. owner. Village Christmas - AP 25.5x34; Home Is Where The Heart Is - SN 18x24 & others. Have certificates & some are signed. Call/text (865) 742-7208

BOWFLEX TREADMILL - 16 programs. Folds/rolls Pd. $2000 Sell $650. (865)288-3389

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BRICK RANCHER AT IJAMS TRAILHEAD - 4903 Prospect Rd, 3BR, 1,850 sqft Brick Rancher 3BR 1.5BA, FP, Screen Porch, Near Ijams. Must sell $105,000 (865)599-4175


HIGHLAND MEM. PRIME LOCATION - Good Shepherd. 2 lots for $2995. (443)536-1004

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

1528 Bickerstaff Blvd. 4 BR, 4 BA, 2400+ SF, 3 car gar., new carpet/paint. $385,000. 865-604-5772 (no agents). For pics text/view 26737 to #878787




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WALBROOK STUDIOS 865-251-3607 $145 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lease.


LYNNHURST, MEMO 2 LOT 505 - 4 spaces, flat markers only. $1900 ea. or all 4 for only $7200. (817)946-3939

POWELL. Land/Home Foreclosure. Financing available. Call 865-938-8783


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Buying Beer Signs & Tap Handles; antique slot & gambling machines. (419)235-5054

Mark Houston,

Retired Vet. looking to keep busy.

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

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MALTI POOS Toy puppies, Gold, Red, White. Shots. $350 up. (865) 717-9493

ARROWHEAD COLLECTION - 30 year coll. & Indian artifacts. (865)2509280

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LABRADOODLES & Standard Poodle, multi-generation/non shedding. DOB 05/24. Reduced $750. Very nice quality. Call or text. (865)591-7220

Family owned & operated since 1962



Manufactured Homes Very Nice, 3 BR, 2 BA, 16x80, Heat/ AC, frpl, lrg kit. w/island, appls incl, $13,500. Must move. (423) 920-2399



FORD F150 2010, new tires, exc cond, color tan, 93,500 mi, $16,500. 865210-2017; 828-356-4434

Sporting Goods 101 WINCHESTER over & under, 26” barrells, 20 gauge, skeet grade, as new. $1000. (865)679-6836

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Dogs Irish Wolfhound puppies, full AKC, ready mid Dec., M&F, parents health tested, comes w/1 yr health guar. & contract, vet ckd, UTD on shots, exc pedigree, great w/kids & other pets, $2,000. (865)385-0667

Homes with Acreage COUNTRY LIVING 3 miles to town. Scott Co., TN. 23.6 AC wooded, 5 AC cleared, water/gas/electric (city), 1/2 AC pond, 3 BR, 2 full BA, LR, DR, bonus rm, full bsmt, 2 car gar., + 2 BR cabin & 1 outbldg. LOW TAXES. $275K. (423) 569-3252

3BR, 2BA - in Powell, 8226 Pedigo Rd., 1600 SF, 2 car attached gar., no pets, $1200 mo. Call 865-556-9952. HOMES IN THE GREATER KNOXVILLE AREA 7000 Ghiradelli Road, 3BR/2BA Homes $1,025-$1,550 N. Knox Powell Gibbs Corryton Halls Farragut (865)599-8179 WEST KNOXVILLE 3 BR, ranch, 2 BA, Cent. H/A, frpl, 1 car gar. Wood fenced bkyd, off Ebenezer, $1200/mo. 1 yr. lease. No pets. (865)805-4486

Condos Unfurnished BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS 3 BR CONDO - 5246 Blue Star Dr, 3BR, Spacious Nice 3BR Condo. Located 15 min east of West Town/UT. 900/m 865 385 4717. (865)385-4717

Farms & Acreage 5 to 45 acres rolling pasture off I-40, 15 min. west of Cedar Bluff. (865) 776-3817

Manufactured Homes 3 BR, 2 BA, 16x80, good cond., heat/ AC, $9500. Move to your land or rent lot - $180 mo. (423) 920-2399 Best Deal in Town! Used 16x80, 3 BR, 2 BA, in great shape, only $14,995. Call Chris 865-207-8825

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

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Real Estate Commercial Offices/Warehouses/Rent CEDAR BLUFF AREA 312 S. Peters. Small office space newly renovated w/exc parking, handicap bathrm. (865) 659-0442 Call/text CENTURY PLAZA OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE - 10820 Kingston Pike , Two small office spaces for lease located on Kingston Pike near Costco. Call SVN (865)531-6400

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Books Sandwiched In: “I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran and the Inside Story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the Last Ride of Jimmy Hoffa” by Charles Brandt, noon, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Discussion led by Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. Info: 215-8723.

choral singers from Christ Covenant Church and First Farragut UMC, as well as others from the community. Musicians include members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Farragut High School Orchestra. Free concert. Info: Needle arts exhibit, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Vonore Community Center, 611 Church St., Vonore. Entries from seven states, plus one from Nova Scotia. Free admission. Community is invited. Sponsored by Friends of the Vonore Public Library. Info: 856-6532. The Owl Prowl, 6:30 p.m., UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Ave., Oak Ridge. Info: Katie Cottrell, or 483-3571. Patron and Audience in Enlightenment Vienna, 2-3:30 p.m., Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Info: 470-7033. Saturday Stories and Songs: Sarah Rysewyk, 11 a.m., Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Info: 470-7033. Yard sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Mount Harmony Baptist Church, 6500 Strawberry Plains Pike. Proceeds to benefit the Guatemala Mission Trip.



East Tennessee Community Design Center Awards Gala, 5:30 p.m., The Foundry, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive. Bruce McCarty Community Impact Award will be presented to Faris Eid. Tickets: Info: 525-9945. “Fountain City: People Who Made a Difference” Brown Bag Lecture and book signing with Dr. Jim Tumblin, noon, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Books will be available for purchase. Info: 215-8824 or

Free concert featuring Phil Leadbetter, 6 p.m., Glenwood Baptist Church, 7212 Central Avenue Pike. Info: 938-2611. Knoxville Botanical Garden Fall Festival, 1-5 p.m., 2743 Wimpole Ave. Craft vendors, live music, food vendors and food trucks, a craft area for children and more. Blessing of the Animals, 3 p.m., by the Rev. James Anderson of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. “Mine Eyes Shall Behold Him,” 6:30 p.m., First Farragut UMC, 11915 Kingston Pike. Performed by choral singers from Christ Covenant Church and First Farragut UMC, as well as others from the community. Musicians include members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Farragut High School Orchestra. Free concert. Info: “The Pirates of Penzance,” 2:30 p.m., Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Performed by the Knoxville Opera, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and several special guests. Info/tickets: 524-0795 ext. 1; ticket office, 612 E. Depot Ave.;

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FRIDAY, OCT. 21 Bill Mize, fingerstyle guitar, 8 p.m., Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Tickets: $12 JCA members, students, seniors; $13 general advance; $15 general day of show; $8 children 12 and under. Info: Mobile Lab Series: Web Basics, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. Requires “Introducing the Computer” or similar skills; uses tablet/laptop hybrids. Info/registration: 215-8700. “The Pirates of Penzance,” 7:30 p.m., Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Performed by the Knoxville Opera, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and several special guests. Info/tickets: 524-0795 ext. 1; ticket office, 612 E. Depot Ave.; The WDVX-travaganza featuring Ray Wylie Hubbard and Elizabeth Cook, 7:30 p.m., The Standard on West Jackson Avenue. Also includes door prizes, raffle and live auction. General admission: $30. Proceeds go to WDVX.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, OCT. 21-22 Craft fair, 4-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Alice Bell Baptist Church Ministry Center, 3305 Alice Bell Road. Info: 522-0137 or “Sacred Heart Cathedral Boutique,” 2-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Parish Office, 711 S. Northshore Drive. Presented by Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Guild. Twelve vendors with jewelry, clothes, spices, oils, kitchen gadgets, candles, Christmas items, vinyl designs, make-up and art. A portion of sales goes to the Cathedral building fund. Info: Martha, or 924-5958; on Facebook.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 21-23 Knoxville Horror Fest, Regal Cinemas Downtown West 8 and Scruffy City Hall. Includes 10 independent horror features and numerous eerie shorts from around the world, and a contest for local horror buffs interested in making shocking trailers. Info/ schedule/tickets:

SATURDAY, OCT. 22 “Building Community Festival and Sale,” 8 a.m., Virginia College parking lot, 5003 N. Broadway. Proceeds will be used to help refugees living in Knoxville integrate into their communities by learning English, cultural assimilation, accessing goods and services, and becoming contributing citizens. Info: 776-4251. Cades Cove Heritage Tour, 1:30 p.m., Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Tickets: $15. Info/reservations: 448-8838. Cades Cove tours with Bill Landry, 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. departure from Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Cost: $60. Advance reservations required. Info/reservations: 448-8838. Children’s Literacy Gala, 4:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel, 401 W. Summit Hill Drive. Hosted by the Knoxville Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. Silent auction, reception, dinner, door prizes, networking opportunities and family fun. The public is invited. Info/tickets: “End-of-Summer Garden Tasks” workshop, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Presented by Master Gardener Joe Pardue. Info: 470-7033. 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: Knox County Fall Fire Prevention Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Turkey Creek Medical Center parking lot, 10820 Parkside Drive. Free, family-friendly event. Featuring: emergency vehicles from the Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad, Knoxville Fire Department, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Rural Metro Fire and EMS, and more. Proceeds from food concessions will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. Info:;; Colin, “Learn to Meditate,” 2-3 p.m., Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church, 2931 Kingston Pike. Free workshop. Info: or 851-9535. “Mine Eyes Shall Behold Him,” 7 p.m., Christ Covenant Church, 12915 Kingston Pike. Performed by

MONDAY, OCT. 24 Computer Workshops: Word II, 5:30-7:30 p.m., East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Requires “Word 2007 Basics” or equivalent skills. Info/registration: 215-8700. West Knox Book Club: “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe, 10 a.m., Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golfclub Road. Info: 588-8813.

TUESDAY, OCT. 25 Computer Workshops: Excel 2007, 2-4:15 p.m., East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Requires “Word Basics” or equivalent skills. Info/registration: 215-8700. Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv troop, 8 p.m., Scruffy City Hall, Market Square. Free admission. Halloween Evening Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Howard Pinkston Branch Library, 7732 Martin Mill Pike. Ages 2-6. May come in costume. Refreshments served. Info: 573-0436. “Inside Out: Art and the Brain,” 5:30-7 p.m., Knoxville Museum of Art’s Ann and Steve Bailey Hall, 1050 World’s Fair Park. Co-hosted by The Pat Summitt Foundation and Knoxville Museum of Art. Admission free but registration requested. Info/registration:; Kate Faulkner, 525-6101, ext. 246.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26 Books Sandwiched In: “Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms” by H. Richard Milner IV and Tyrone Howard, noon, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Info: 215-8700. Knoxville Writers’ Group meeting, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Naples, Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. Featured speakers: Gaile Hickman, author, and husband, Dave Hickman. Topic: “And The Angel Cried,” their real-life story. All-inclusive lunch, $12. Guests and visitors welcome. Reservations by Oct. 24: 983-3740.

THURSDAY, OCT. 27 Harvest Festival at CAC Beardsley Community Farm, 1-5 p.m., 1741 Reynolds St. A free, familyfriendly celebration with food, live music and children’s games. Info: 546-8446.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, OCT. 27-28 AARP Driver Safety classes, 1-5 p.m., Asbury Place, 2648 Sevierville Road, Maryville. Info/registration: 922-0416.

Ave. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 1 and 5 p.m. Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Info/tickets: 208-3677;; zack@

SATURDAY, OCT. 29 Cades Cove Heritage Tour, 1:30 p.m., Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Tickets: $15. Info/reservations: 448-8838. Family Search in Detail, 1-3 p.m., East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD. Info/registration: 215-8809. Hardin Valley Community Fall Litter Clean Up, 9 a.m.-noon, Hardin Valley Food City parking lot. Gloves, vests and bags provided by Knox County through the Adopt-a-Road program. Volunteers needed. Qualifies as Community Service for students. 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: Revvin’ for Megan Emehiser benefit car show and vendor/yard sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fairview Baptist Church, 7424 Fairview Road. All proceeds to help with medical bills related to cancer treatments. Car entries: preregistration, $15; day of registration, $20. Vendor spaces: $20, one spot; $30, two spots. Car show awards, door prizes, silent auction, live entertainment, food and more. Info/ registration: Facebook, Revvin’ for Megan Emehiser Benefit Car Show;; Jeff Ogle, 2549869. Yard sale info/donations: Sarah Hall, 256-1786. Saturday Stories and Songs: Dancing Spider Yoga, 11 a.m., Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Ages 3-9. Info: 470-7033.

MONDAY, OCT. 31 Halloween SpOOktacular!, 6 p.m., Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golfclub Road. May come in costume. Light refreshments served; all ages welcome. Info: 588-8813.

TUESDAY, NOV. 1 Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv troop, 8 p.m., Scruffy City Hall, Market Square. Free admission. “In Search of Garaj Mahal with Fareed Haque,” 8 p.m., Square Room on Market Square, 4 Market Square. Presented by the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra. Tickets: $34.50 adult, $15 student; available at or in person at Café 4 at 4 Market Square. Info:

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2 Jazz Lunch at the Square Room: “Robinella Plays the Music of Aretha Franklin,” noon-1 p.m., 4 Market Square Building. Tickets: $15; available at knoxjazz. org or in person at Café 4, 4 Market Square Building. Info: Mobile Lab Series: Introducing the Computer, 1-3 p.m., Cedar Bluff Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Explore computer basics on a Windows 10 tablet/laptop hybrid: signing in; using a keyboard, touchscreen and pointing device; using app menus; filling out an online form. For first beginners. Call to register. Info/registration: 470-7033. Tellico Village 2016 Shoppes of Christmas, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tellico Village Yacht Club, 100 Sequoyah Road, Loudon. Features more than 30 vendors. Info: 657-9087.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, NOV. 2-3 AARP Driver Safety classes, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Oak Ridge Senior Center, 728 Emory Road, Oak Ridge. Info/registration: 425-3999.

THURSDAY, NOV. 3 Taste of Home Cooking School, Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St. Schedule: doors open, 3:30 p.m.; Cooking Exhibitor Expo, 4-6 p.m.; Taste of Home Cooking School, 6-8 p.m. Proceeds benefit Knox Area Rescue Ministries and the KARM Abundant Life Kitchen culinary arts job training program. Tickets: or general admission only at any Food City. Info:; tasteofhomecookingschool;

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, NOV. 3-4 AARP Driver Safety classes, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Asbury Place, 2648 Sevierville Road, Maryville. Info/ registration: 922-0416.


Fall Mountain Home Tour, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Barn Event Center of the Smokies on Highway 321, Townsend. Presented by the Guild of the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. Tickets: $75; includes lunch. Proceeds benefit the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center Mobile Lab Series: Email, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Lawson educational on-site and outreach educational programs McGhee Library meeting room, 500 W. Church Ave. Re- for area schools and Scouts. Info/tickets:448-0044. Livestock Production on Small Acreage, 9 a.m.-3 quires “Introducing the Computer” or similar skills; uses p.m. UT Extension Eastern Region Office, 1801 Downtown tablet/laptop hybrids. Info/registration: 215-8700. West Blvd. Lunch included. Info/registration: 215-2340. Monster Ball, 7:30 p.m., Concord Marina Opening reception for Art Market Gallery’s feaClubhouse, 10903 S. Northshore Drive. Proceeds to benefit Harmony Family Center. Open to the public ages tured artists exhibits, 5:30 p.m., 422 S. Gay St. Works by painter George Rothery and jewelry designer Jennifer 21 or older. Tickets: $40. Costumes encouraged. RSVP: Lindsey on display through Dec. 2. Info: 525-5265; art748-0065. Info: Kristy Altman, 805-2008 or kristy@; Public reception for new exhibits, 5-9 p.m., Roux du Bayou, Cajun dance music, 8 p.m., Laurel Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Exhibits include: “AbTheater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Tickets: $13, some discounts stract Works” by Marty Elmer; “Here, There & Beyond: available. Info/tickets: Marta’s Travel Journal” by Marta Goebel-Pietrasz; “The Variety and Beauty of Friends,” a collection from artists Mike C. Berry, Steve Bryan, Tina Curry, Eun-Sook Kim, Cynthia Markert and Ericka Ryba; “Fiber Works” by “The Haunting of Hill House” presented by Eun-Sook Kim; and photography by Brian R. McDaniel. Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Info: 523-754, or



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was going to do and steps and – boom! I had a real peace I went from standabout the whole ing to hitMike Crumley thing.” ting that was completeOn March 11, floor right ly pain free just Crumley entered on my one month Fort Sanders Reback and after minimally gional. Three days hip,” said invasive spine later, he was disCrumley. surgery at charged and “a “I landed Fort Sanders happy camper,” flat, but Regional. praising the hoswhen I pital staff for its was able attentiveness and to stand up, I knew care. “I felt like I immediately I had was in good hands, done something bad. all the way around,” I thought I had negathe said, saying he’s ed everything that Dr. now able to do all Reid had done. I was the things he loves worried that I had with his 14-yearmessed up so bad that old twin grandI couldn’t be fixed and sons. was going to be like “Within one that for life. The pain was excruciating. It enveloped my lower month following surgery he had complete back, my left leg and my foot. I couldn’t straighten up. I was all bent over, humped up. The next day, my wife, Pat, had to help me get out of bed. Within two or three days, I had to walk with a cane.” The CT myelogram ordered by Dr. Norman revealed a large disc herniation to the left of his previous laminectomy with severe Dr. Joel Norman is a local native who recompression of the nerves radiating down turned to East Tennessee after medical school his legs. There was also subtle instability at and now cares for patients in that level. the place he calls “home.” He “Right off the bat, he told me there was a talks about his journey from lot that he could do for me,” said Crumley. local boy to well-educated “He said he had done this procedure many, neurosurgeon and the minimany times and not to worry about it – he’ll mally invasive spine surgery take care of it.” that is changing the lives of As Dr. Norman explained the TLIF surhis patients. gery he was recommending, Crumley’s fears Tell us your story evaporated. “It was reassuring because his Joel Norman, – where did you go to explanation of the procedure was so preschool, and how did you MD cise,” said Crumley. “There was nothing left decide to become a neuto my imagination, I knew exactly what he rosurgeon? I was born in Knoxville and raised in Seymour. After I graduated from Seymour High School, I went to college at MTSU in Murfreesboro, then moved to Johnson City to attend ETSU Quillen College of Medicine. I completed neurosurgery residency in Lexington, Ky., at the University of Kentucky. I’ve always had a keen interest in the sciences. I found neuroscience intriguing and challenging. Once I found my way into the operating room, I knew I had found my calling. Combining my love of neuroscience with my love of the operating room, neurosurgery was a natural extension. What do you like about this area? In other words, why are you still here, instead of in a larger city? Tuesday, October 25 East Tennessee is my home. I love the scen10pm Eastern - (9pm Central) ery here, the people here and the opportunity to give back to the community that raised me. Downtime of two to three hours expected I appreciate the hometown feel here and for telephone transition. the value that word-of-mouth retains in this community. The greatest compliment I reDowntime will impact the following locations: Fort Sanders Regional ceive is when someone tells me they heard • Cumberland Medical Center • Fort Loudoun Medical Center Medical Center about me from one of my patients. • Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center What are some common problems • Fort Sanders West • LeConte Medical Center your patients have, and how do you All phones and fax numbers • Methodist Medical Center help them? will change from 541 to 331 prefix. • Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System • Parkwest Medical Center We treat an expansive variety of patients • Includes downtown locations of • Peninsula Hospital campus from brain tumors to herniated discs. Many of • Roane Medical Center Thompson Cancer Survival Center, • Centerpoint campus my spine patients have seen several different Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, • Dowell Springs and physician offi ces on campus. medical providers and some have undergone • Family Care Specialists • Lake Brook campus several different treatments for their back and • Topside campus leg pain before they arrive in my office. To learn more, please visit: Most have complaints of back pain coupled

It was only a short fall – two steps to be precise. But when Mike Crumley slipped and fell on the concrete floor of his garage he felt as if he’d been body slammed by Hulk Hogan. “Looking back, that’s exactly what it was like – like some World Championship Wrestling experience,” the 66-year-old Knoxville man said with a laugh. Laughing comes easy now that his back problems are behind him, thanks to the Transforaminal Lumbar Intrabody Fusion (TLIF) of the L4-5 vertebrae he received from Fort Sanders neurosurgeon Dr. Joel Norman last March. “I couldn’t have received any better treatment than what I got from Dr. Norman” said Crumley. “And it wasn’t just Dr. Norman – it was his entire staff. Everything was just like clockwork.” TLIF surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that fuses the anterior (front) and posterior (back) columns of the spine for patients with disabling back and leg pain. In Crumley’s surgery, Dr. Norman made three small incisions, and using state-ofthe-art imaging and navigational systems, placed screws into Crumley’s L4 and L5 vertebral bodies. He then placed a “cage” or “spacer” into the disc space containing some of Crumley’s own bone to encourage the growth of a solid strut of bone between the two vertebral bodies. Once the cage was in place, Dr. Norman placed a rod between the screws on each side of the spine to lock everything into place. It wasn’t Crumley’s first time in the operating room. Norman’s former partner, the now retired Dr. William Reid, had performed laminectomies on his L3 and L4 vertebrae in 2012. That surgery, however, required the traditional, “open” approach and a much longer recovery period. So when Crumley fell last Christmas, he feared the worst. “I just got out of the car, walked up the

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resolution of his back and leg pain,” said Dr. Norman. “He stated that his life had been given back to him. Obviously, this is a great outcome and exactly the type of recovery we want to achieve and are often able to. Many people feel generally fatigued and a little run-down for four to six weeks after surgery, so his early recovery was somewhat ahead of the game.” “Everything went just like Dr. Norman said it would,” said Crumley. “The staff at the hospital the whole time that I was there were very attentive. They constantly checked on me, and the meals were good. I couldn’t have asked for better treatment.” Dr. Norman said Crumley recently came into his office for follow-up X-rays and continues to be pain free. “He’s essentially returned to his normal activity with no restrictions at this point and continues to do remarkably well. As long as he is happy, I am happy.” For more information about minimally invasive spine surgery at Fort Sanders Regional, call 865-673-FORT or visit

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with sciatica or nerve pain, typically running down the back of their legs. What patients might be candidates for the surgery? The ideal candidate for minimally invasive spinal fusion is someone suffering from back and leg pain due to a spondylolisthesis, or slippage, of the lumbar vertebrae. This is a condition sometimes missed on an initial workup as it often requires specialized X-rays with the patients bending forward or backward to clearly visualize. Can you explain how it works? What are the benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery? Minimally invasive spine surgery uses specialized technology within the operating room to allow for smaller incisions and more precise placement of instrumentation. We are able to actually obtain a CT scan of the patient while they are asleep on the operating room table and customize our surgical approach to the individual patient, in real-time. This allows for much smaller incisions and less damage to the tissues surrounding the spine. Ultimately, this approach gets people back on their feet sooner than is generally necessary for a more traditional, open approach to the spine. What makes the Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Medical the best choice for this surgery? Fort Sanders Regional has demonstrated a true commitment to excellence in spine surgery and especially minimally invasive neurosurgery. The hospital has been instrumental in purchasing state-of-the-art intraoperative image guidance that allows minimally invasive surgery to be possible. We have a dedicated team of nurses and technicians in the operating room who are experienced and specially trained to assist in these minimally invasive procedures. Postoperatively, our nurses are also hand-picked and specially trained in the management of our patients who have undergone minimally invasive spinal procedures, and we have a dedicated floor of the hospital reserved for neuroscience and especially spine patients.

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Challenge group, healthy eating make difference for Siler

By Betsy Pickle To look at petite, fresh-faced Cheri Kay Siler, you’d never think she is the mother of six and grandmother of one. Or that she ever struggled with her weight. Siler, now a math teacher at Central High School, started dancing at age 4. She gave it up after making the volleyball team at West High School, where she also was a cheerleader. She studied business at the University of Tennessee, and through a noncredit program she earned a black belt in Shotokan karate. “And then I got married and had children – lots of children,” she says. There’s an eight-year difference between the oldest and the youngest. Siler says she “mommed” a lot, including chauffeuring her kids to their athletic events and cheering them on. She also loves to read and enjoys watching television, both sedentary activities. “From time to time I’d get in a walking habit, but it never lasted.” To page 2

Cheri Siler strikes a PiYo pose in her own workout room. Photo by Betsy Pickle


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Kingston Pike in the Bearden district on Thursday, October 20 through Saturday, October 22 from 10 to 5 each day. UPSTAIRS is conveniently located at the corner of Lyons View Pike and Kingston Pike, directly across the street from Western Plaza. The store has been converted into a unique Christmas wonderland, and has everything you need to make this holiday season truly memorable. From decorations to gifts to jewelry, the store is stocked with items that will build holiday traditions for your family. Each year Bobby and Todd visualize their stores in a totally new way for the Christmas season, and devise a theme to inspire their customers. The UPSTAIRS Holiday Open House will unveil seasonal gift selections, sophisticated holiday décor, quality hand-picked antiques and accessories, and beautifully stylish fine and collectible jewelry. The Christmas decorations evoke the spirit of years past with vintage inspired creations by Bethany Lowe, Lori Mitchell, Byer’s Choice, Shiny Brite, and Joe Spencer.





Whether you prefer to decorate your mantle, tabletop, or furniture, or have multiple trees in your home, the selection at UPSTAIRS is expansive and can meet all your decorating needs. No place in Knoxville will have such a beautiful selection of French wired ribbons that will last for years! During this event, UPSTAIRS will be featuring a jewelry trunk show by New York designer Julie Vos. Julie’s creations are

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Despite an aggressive cancer diagnosis in the spring of 2016, Darla Oringderff is now cancer-free. Her indomitable spirit undoubtedly helped.

Now that her hair is starting to grow back, Oringderff jokingly compares herself to a pair of emus. Niece Sarah Hohman provides a playful photo bomb. Photos submitted

Darla Oringderff – adventurous in spirit, unwavering in strength By Carol Z. Shane When Maryville resident Darla Oringderff decided to take up Brazilian jiu-jitsu five years ago, she had no idea she’d walk away with a bronze medal in the state championship after only one year of practice. And two years ago, she walked into SalsaKnox Dance Company because she wanted to learn salsa dancing. “I knew nothing. Now my friends and I party down at Cocoa Moon.” It’s that kind of adventurous, unflagging spirit that got her through the biggest challenge of her life: a diagnosis last April of HER2 positive breast cancer. “Ten years ago, this type of cancer was a death sentence,” says Oringderff. “There was no cure for it. There was no hope.” The mother of two faced down a disease that registers “nine out of nine on an aggressive scale” and, after half a year of treatment, she’s now cancerfree. Though she’ll continue with followup treatments, the worst is over. And,

she says, “if it doesn’t recur in the first five years, it doesn’t tend to come back.” When Oringderff went in for her yearly mammogram in 2014, she was unaware that the breast density notification law, requiring examiners to notify their patients of dense breast tissue, had just been passed in Tennessee. Such density can make early cancer diagnosis difficult with a mammogram only. Oringderff did not understand the implications; after being told that her mammogram looked “fine,” she wasn’t advised to have an ultrasound and did not seek one out. Having few risk factors and no family history of breast cancer, she skipped her 2015 mammogram. When she noticed a lump in the spring of 2016, her doctor said that it was probably just a fibroid. “They did a biopsy, and they were shocked. They were not expecting it to be cancer.” On April 11, she received the news that she had a stage three, HER2 positive, in situ, invasive intra-ductal carcinoma.

Oringderff and her lively, creative daughter Kelty had planned to spend the spring on a college tour. The cancer diagnosis sharply stopped those plans. “From the moment I got the diagnosis, I thought, ‘double mastectomy;’ I thought all the worst things,” Oringderff says. She jumped into treatment -- six sessions of chemotherapy, one every three weeks. It was rough. Oringderff admits, “There are low points when you feel like you want to die. But it gets better.” Four weeks after her final chemotherapy session, she had a partial mastectomy. “That’s the fancy term for a lumpectomy,” she says. She and her doctors were amazed to find, via ultrasound, that “my tumor had shrunk completely. All that was left was the marker that the physicians had inserted to show the cancer’s location.” In the end, she had had to have hardly anything removed. To page 3

She tried Weight Watchers at Work and lost about 20 pounds, but she felt she was depriving herself. Then she ran for state Senate in 2014 (eventually losing to Richard Briggs), “and ate way too much fast food, drank a few too many cocktails, stayed out super late with campaign events and meeting people. “At the end of my campaign, I just felt terrible. I was tired all the time. I had no energy whatsoever. I didn’t sleep well. I was hungry all the time but never really satisfied. And I was having a lot of migraines, like, two and three times a week.” A friend invited her to join a “challenge group.” These small groups – focused on nutrition, fitness and a support system – usually “meet” on Facebook, with coaches and fellow members of the group offering advice and encouragement. “The Half-Assed Holiday Challenge – it was the official title of the first challenge group I did,” she says. “Our goal was to make three small lifestyle changes that would help us through the holiday season … not pack on the pounds like the American public tends to do.” Siler chose to always take the stairs at work, do 50 jumping jacks a day and drink half her body weight in ounces of water every day. After a month, the coach asked for three additional changes. Siler decided to park her car as far from the door at work as she could; add a serving of vegetables at lunch and dinner; and drink eight ounces of water before every meal. Siler could tell she felt better, so when another challenge started in January, she joined. Although challenge groups are offered by various companies and

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fitness entities, her coach was with Team BeachBody, which also offers products such as Shakeology, a mealreplacement shake, and exercise DVDs. Siler began drinking the shake for breakfast every morning and chose the PiYo workout routine that merges Pilates and yoga. “It’s very low impact,” she says. “It requires no equipment; it’s just bodyweight exercises. “I fell in love with it. … I started getting up at 5 or 5:30 in the morning to exercise before work. I was able to stop taking migraine medication almost completely. … I lost probably 20, 22 pounds. I’m at my goal weight, and I’ve stayed there for over a year now.” Siler, 45, has made other changes. “I cut out grains. I cut out added sugar. I mostly cut out dairy, but I still have cream in my coffee. Pretty much anything packaged doesn’t go in me.” She’ll break the rules for special occasions. But she rarely dines out, and she takes her lunch to work every day. She spends time every Sunday planning meals, grocery shopping and preparing food. “It has become for me a lifestyle, a way that I want to live because of how good I feel,” she says. “And also a way that I want my kids to see me live – that you can be healthy without feeling deprived.” Siler has also become a challenge group coach. “I’ve learned more about healthy ways to eat and healthier things to eat. I’ve tried to share that with other people, and I’ve brought along some friends who’ve started a healthy journey, and that helps keep me motivated, too.”





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Darla Oringderff From page 2

Oringderff calls her multi-talented daughter Kelty “my rock through this whole thing.”

Oringderff credits “the support of my friends and family” with bringing her through her ordeal. She’s a passionate advocate for dense-breast ultrasounds. “Insurance should pay for both mammogram and ultrasound” in dense-breast cases, she believes. And she says that there’s no question that “anyone who is informed that she has dense breast tissue should have an ultrasound.” What’s next? More salsa dancing, for sure, but also a party. Oringderff plans to enhance her temporarily blank canvas of scalp with a hand-painted henna crown. And the Oringderff “crew” will be there to help.

Oringderff loves to laugh. When she spotted this display in a department store, she couldn’t resist posing.

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Physical therapy: an alternative for pain relief Chronic pain affects people all around the world, greatly impacting sufferers’ quality of life. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, recent reports have indicated more than 1.5 billion people worldwide experience chronic pain. Common complaints include lower back pain, headache, neck pain, or neurogenic pain, which is pain resulting from damage to peripheral nerves. Pain can impact people in many ways, as some people can tolerate discomfort better than others. Chronic pain may result in missed time at work, depression, anger and an inability to live a full life. According to a recent Institute of Medicine Report: Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research, pain is a significant public health problem that costs society at least $560 to $635 billion annually. To cope with pain, many people rely on over-the-counter and prescription medications. This reliance on drugs has helped to fuel pain medication addictions that can lead to other drug abuse. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says research now suggests that abuse of opioid pain medications may actually open the door to heroin use. Some individuals report switching to heroin because it is cheaper and easier to obtain than prescription opioids. A safer and sometimes more effective method of pain relief than opioids, physical therapy can help a person get back on track and feel much better in the process. The American Physical Therapy Association says while surgery and prescription drugs can be the best course of treatment for certain diagnoses, there is increasing evidence that conservative treatments like physical therapy can be equally effective and cheaper treatment plans for many con-

dition ns Physical Physical therapy can be as effeceffec ditions. tive as surgery for meniscal tears and knee osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears and spinal stenosis, among other conditions. When a patient is prescribed physical therapy, a therapist will develop a treatment plan that addresses the specific needs of the patient. This is essentially a collaboration between patient and physical therapist. Therapists are experts in improving mobility and motion and have studied extensively to that end. Because weakness or stiffness may be contributing to pain, therapists try to address the source of the pain and relieve the pain itself. Physical therapy may include exercises that stretch the body and improve flexibility. Strengthening exercises will help work on core muscles as well as other parts of the body to prevent injury down the road. Therapy may target specific areas of pain. Because of their expertise, therapists may be able to assess posture, gait and other attributes that may be contributing to injury and make suggestions to reduce recurrence. In addition to the therapies mentioned, a combination of massage and other work may be included in a physical therapy plan. This may include TENS and ultrasound. According to WebMD, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, or TENS, uses a device to send a low-voltage electric current to the skin over the area where you have pain. Ultrasound sends sound waves to the places you have pain. Both of these options may help to block pain messages to the brain and offer relief. Chronic pain can be debilitating. However, physical therapy is often an effective way to combat chronic pain and help individuals find relief and return to living full lives.

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Aging g has its sid side ide effects, as it’s inevitable that individuals’ bodies and minds will change as they approach their golden years. Illnesses, disabilities and other conditions may speed up the changes in certain individuals. While many seniors continue to live independently well into their golden years, some require long-term care. The decision to move an elderly relative into a long-term care facility can be difficult. In addition to the emotional effects of such a decision, families must deal with the financial repercussions. Long-term care services can be costly, and many general healthcare insurance plans do not cover long-term care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers that an assisted living facility may cost roughly $3,300 per month for a one-bedroom unit, while a nursing home may cost between $6,200 and $6,900. Seniors or families who have enough income and savings may be able to pay for long-term care services without assistance. But those who cannot afford to do so may need to utilize different programs or resources to pay for long-term care. ■ Long-term care insurance: According to WebMD, commercial insurers offer

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Why dental hygiene is essential for overall health The importance of maintaining clean teeth and healthy gums goes beyond having fresh breath and a white smile. Many people are surprised to discover that oral hygiene plays an integral role in overall health. Research indicates that oral health mirrors the condition of the body as a whole. Also, regular dental visits can alert dentists about overall health and pinpoint if a person is at a risk for chronic disease. An oral health check-up also may be the first indication of a potential health issue not yet evident to a general medical doctor. â&#x2013; 

Heart disease

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, there is a distinct relationship between periodontal disease and conditions such as heart disease and stroke. Joint teams at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, found that people with bleeding gums from poor


dental hygiene could have an increased risk of heart disease. Bacteria from the mouth is able to enter the bloodstream when bleeding gums are present. That bacteria can stick to platelets and subsequently form blood clots. This interrupts the flow of blood to the heart and may trigger a heart attack. Brushing and flossing twice daily and rinsing with mouthwash can remove bacteria and keep gums healthy. â&#x2013; 

Facial pain

The Office of the Surgeon General says infections of the gums that support the teeth can lead to facial and oral pain. Gingivitis, which is an early stage of gum disease, as well as advanced gum disease affect more than 75 percent of the American population. Dental decay can lead to its own share of pain. Maintaining a healthy mouth can fend off decay and infections, thereby preventing pain.


Pancreatic cancer

In 2007, the Harvard School of Public Health reported a link between gum disease and pancreatic cancer. In the ongoing study, 51,000 men were followed and data was collected beginning in 1986. The Harvard researchers found that men with a history of gum disease had a 64 percent increased risk of pancreatic cancer compared with men who had never had gum disease. The greatest risk for pancreatic cancer among this group was in men with recent tooth loss. However, the study was unable to find links between other types of oral health problems, such as tooth decay, and pancreatic cancer. â&#x2013; 

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Various health ailments, including poor oral health, have been linked to a greater risk of developing Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease. In 2010, after reviewing 20 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; worth of data, researchers from

New York University concluded that there is a link between gum inflammation and Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease. Follow-up studies from researchers at the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom compared brain samples from 10 living patients with Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to samples from 10 people who did not have the disease. Data indicated that a bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis was present in the Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brain samples but not in the samples from the brains of people who did not have Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. P. gingivalis is usually associated with chronic gum disease. As a result of the study, experts think that the bacteria can move via nerves in the roots of teeth that connect directly with the brain or through bleeding gums. These health conditions are just a sampling of the relationship between oral health and overall health. Additional connections also have been made and continue to be studied.

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KOC welcomes two new docs By Wendy Smith Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic recently added two new surgeons who will treat patients at all three KOC locations. Curtis Gaylord is a Knoxville native and third-generation doctor. His father, Mark Gaylord, is a neonatologist at UT Medical Center, and his mother, Nan Gaylord, is director of the Vine Middle Magnet School health clinic. Curtis Gaylord says he intended to “blaze a new trail” with a career in higher education. But after spending a year as a recruiter for his alma mater, Wofford College, he opted to follow family precedent. After attending UT College of Medicine, he completed his residency in Birmingham. That’s when he realized he enjoyed working with kids. “They heal well, and they don’t complain as much as adults,” he says. He completed a fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto, where he was the “token Southern boy.” Specializing in pediatric orthopaedics allows him to treat patients from head to toe, and he enjoys the variety − and the challenge.

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is his primary operating location. The new operating rooms in the Scripps Networks Tower, which opens in November, are phenomenal, he says. Gaylord joins two other pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, Cameron Sears and Jay Crawford, at KOC. His wife, Lauren, is a pediatric nurse practitioner, and they have a 20-month-old son. Foot and ankle specialist Chad Ferguson, a Minnesota native, chose Knoxville as his family’s new home because it’s the right size and is close-knit community. Plus, it’s in the South. “It’s a little cold up there,” he says of his home state. He and his wife, Laura, and their two young children have already made themselves at home on the East Tennessee waterways. After attending medical school at the University of Minnesota, Ferguson completed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., and his fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Ferguson is one the only orthopaedic surgeons in the region who performs to-

Dr. Chad Ferguson

Dr. Curtis Gaylord

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tal ankle replacement. The procedure was developed in Scandinavia 15 years ago, and outcomes have been very good, he says. The surgery allows patients to get back to the activities they enjoy, except running for exercise, and is appropriate for patients suffering from ankle arthritis due to chronic injuries or an accident. He will operate at Covenant Health and Tennova facilities as well as the KOC surgery center at the West office. KOC uses a team approach to treating

patients that utilizes the expertise of all of the physicians, he says. “It’s a fantastic place to work. It’s really cohesive, and every patient gets good care.” The Dowell Springs KOC office is at 1422 Old Weisgarber Road. The West office is at 260 Fort Sanders West Blvd., Building 6. The North office is in the North Knoxville Medical Center Physician’s Plaza, 7557 Dannaher Lane, Suite G-10, Powell. For more information: 558-4400

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Growing stronger with Shane Vandergriff By Seth Norris How about you go be something? Why don’t you go do something awesome instead of watching people be awesome? These are the questions Corryton resident Shane Vandergriff lives by. Vandergriff, a physical education teacher at Horace Maynard Middle School in Union County, and a trainer on the side, has his sights set on owning his own gym. Vandergriff has been intrigued about “pushing his body’s limits” since he was a toddler. At age 5, he was showing off his ability to do 20 push-ups to extended family. At age 7, he was learning to control his body on gymnastics bars and rings that his parents put in the yard. Many people refer to such activity as fitness. Simply put, being physically fit and healthy. To Vandergriff, it’s more than just “fitness.” “I am into pursuing the strongest, best, most vibrant version of myself,” said Vandergriff, “To accept a weaker version of ourselves is to deny the world our potential greatness.” When Vandergriff isn’t teaching, he is training. He started out with a small group of athletes, and now it’s transitioned into working with sports like basketball and softball at Union County High School. He even does boot camp classes for women. He wants to help people realize their passion, purpose, and vision. “Having my own gym allows me to create a community,” said Vandergriff, “And empower others and myself through the build-

Resisting the urge to sprinkle salt on meals when dining can help diners reduce their sodium intake.

Simple ways to cut back on sodium

Shane Vandergriff of Corryton is growing his own personal training business while teaching at Horace Maynard Middle School and training student athletes. Photo by S. Norris ing of relationships.” For the regular “I’ll do it tomorrow” person, it can be hard to find the time to work out and start making a stronger you. Vandergriff says it’s about scheduling. If you have time to watch a series on Netflix, you have time get a workout in. Some people also struggle with motivation to get in the gym regularly, but that’s not what it’s about for Vandergriff. “Motivation is temporary, but commitment is what keeps people going,” said Vandergriff. “Make a plan, find a way to hold yourself accountable, and a way to reward yourself in a positive way.” The ultimate reward for Vandergriff would be to leave a legacy. The ultimate goal is to have his own gym with multiple facets. Whether it’s having a life coach, going crazy work-

ing out, or even reading a book in the gym to help better yourself, he has a lot he wants to achieve in his gym. Right now, in addition to teaching and training athletes, he is working out of a gym in his house. Google and many other big companies got their start out of garages with their sights set high. Vandergriff is no different as he aims toward finishing his own website, working on writing and selling training programs, establishing a blog, and producing video and podcasts for the future of what he calls “StrongerU Gym.” “Ultimately, I want to continue to grow StrongerU Gym and its members into a community where people come together to become the strongest version of themselves.” Info: shanevandergriff@

Because Everything

Salt is widely relied on to give foods some added flavor. Many people may feel that unsalted foods are not as tasty as their salty counterparts, but it’s important that people of all ages understand the threat that excessive sodium consumption poses. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, kidney problems may result from excessive sodium consumption. In addition, the American Heart Association notes that excess sodium and salt in the body puts a person at risk for a host of ailments, including stroke, heart failure, stomach cancer, and osteoporosis. Cutting back on sodium should be a goal for anyone who hasn’t already done so. But the HSPH notes that people over age 50, people who have high or slightly elevated blood pressure, diabetics, and African Americans are at high risk of developing the health problems related to excessive sodium consumption. Because sodium is so prevalent, some people may think that cutting back on its consumption must be nearly impossible. However, there are some simple ways to cut back on sodium. ■ Ask for low-sodium recommendations when dining out. The AHA notes that the average person consumes 25 percent of his or her overall sodium at restaurants. Some places now require restaurants to list total sodium content alongside offerings on their menus, and diners living in such areas should choose only those meals that are low in sodium. Diners who live in areas where sodium levels are not listed on the menu can ask for low-sodium recommendations or if existing menu items can be prepared without sodium or with lower amounts of sodium. ■ Read labels. According to the AHA,

75 percent of the sodium in the average American diet comes from salt added to processed foods. Diners who have resolved to push away the salt shaker at the dinner table might still be exceeding their daily recommended sodium limits if they are eating prepackaged foods with high sodium levels. Food manufacturers use salt to give prepackaged foods longer shelf lives, so concerned diners should read labels before taking items home from the grocery store. The AHA recommends that adults consume no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day, and shoppers should keep that in mind when reading labels and planning meals. ■ Opt for low-sodium condiments. Salt is not the only condiment on restaurant or kitchen tables that can add flavor to a meal, but it’s one of the few that can have a devastating effect on long-term health. Forgo table salt when sitting down at the dinner table and opt for low-sodium condiments instead. Balsamic vinegar, horseradish and the juice of a lemon each pack a flavorful, low-sodium punch. ■ Read vegetable packages as well. Shoppers who do not buy fresh vegetables from the produce aisle or farmer’s market should read the packaging on canned or frozen vegetables to ensure their veggies are not being doused in salt. Some manufacturers may use salt to preserve canned and frozen veggies. Diners who do not have access to fresh vegetables or the time to buy fresh veggies each week should compare packaging on canned and frozen vegetables and choose the product with the lowest amount of sodium. Sodium can make meals more flavorful, but cutting back on sodium intake can improve long-term health.


• OCTOBER 19, 2016 • Shopper news

News from Anderson & Rahman Dermatology

Anderson & Rahman Dermatology enjoys new space By Carol Z. Shane Recently, a client entered the new building housing Anderson & Rahman Dermatology. “A bigger office to run around in, huh?” he joked with the administrative staff. Indeed, the new spacious and welcoming space just up the road from the old office is already popular with those who work there, including administrative assistant Allie Bradshaw, who says she likes “the combination of a spa-like atmosphere in an advanced medical and surgical facility.” Drs. Elizabeth Anderson, Quyn Rahman and Adam Wright agree. “The practice that I opened in 2007 as a solo physician has grown significantly; now we have three physicians as well as mid-level providers practicing in both Knoxville and Lenoir City,” says Dr. Anderson. “We had really outgrown our space. This move was critical for us to continue to provide high-level care to our patients!” With approximately 10,000 square feet, the new office is more than triple the size of the old one. And it’s just a quarter of a mile west of the previous location. Anderson & Rahman Dermatology’s patients receive care from doctors with advanced dermatologic training and certification. Both Drs. Anderson and Rahman are board-certified in dermatology and dermatopathology. As two of the few dermatologists in Knoxville with board certification in dermatopathology, their additional training and skill provides them with expertise in interpreting skin biopsies, which allows them to better diagnose and treat their patients. The newest member of the team, Dr. Adam Wright, is board-certified in dermatology and fellowship-trained in Mohs micrographic surgery. Dr. Wright is, in fact, the only fellowshiptrained Mohs surgeon in Knoxville. Mohs surgery is the most effective technique for removing both basal cell

carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, the most common types of skin cancer. Using this specialized and advanced technique, cure rates for both of these types of carcinoma are as high as 98 percent, significantly higher than the rates for other skin cancer treatments. The new facility includes a state-of-the-art Mohs surgery suite and Mohs laboratory. Dr. Wright, who trained at the renowned Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, states “Our new facility replicates the advanced equipment and capabilities that patients would travel from across the country to experience at Mayo Clinic right here in Knoxville.” “We treat a lot of skin cancer,” says Dr. Anderson. “The past few months we’ve been diagnosing more skin cancer than we’ve seen in a long time.” She believes the uptick in skin cancer diagnoses is due to several factors. “People are active and they’re living longer. Twenty years ago we weren’t in the routine of protecting ourselves from the sun.” She’s glad to see continued improvement in skin care products over the past two decades. In addition, “people are starting to pay more attention to their skin; they’re catching the symptoms earlier.” She encourages everyone to memorize the “ABCDE” of melanoma detection (see box.) Finally, in addition to comprehensive adult and pediatric dermatology and surgical care, Anderson & Rahman Dermatology’s new facility greatly enhances the cosmetic medicine capabilities and patient experience. They offer a full suite of cosmetic services, including Fraxel Laser, Clear and Brilliant Laser,

Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Perlane, spider vein treatment and chemical peels. For the best in comprehensive skin care, visit Anderson & Rahman

Dermatology in its new location, 6516 Kingston Pike, on top of Bearden Hill. You can also visit them online at or give them a call at 865-450-9361.

The ABCs of melanoma The American Academy of Dermatology offers this easily remembered way of checking your skin for symptoms of melanoma. When you notice a mole, check for these characteristics:

A – Asymmetry – one half is unlike the other. B – Border – an irregular, scalloped or poorly-defined border. C – Color – varied from one area to another; has shades of tan, brown or black, or is sometimes white, red or blue.

D – Diameter – melanomas are usually greater than 6mm (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, but they can be smaller. E – Evolving – a mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color. Also, if you notice a spot that is different from others, or that changes, itches or bleeds, you should make an appointment to see a dermatologist.

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