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History’s hidden truths By ReneĂŠ Kesler “Don’t Turn On the Lights: History’s Unwritten Storiesâ€? is my feeble attempt to expose to a new generation the voices of our ancestors, those eyewitnesses Renee Kesler to a bitter past speaking uncensored truths. “They told us not to have no light on! And we didn’t,â€? stated Mary Etter, the widow of Joe Etter, a veteran soldier who fought in the Spanish American War of 1898, and was killed during the race riot in Knoxville. On Aug. 30, 1919, during a time when race riots were erupting all across the nation, the race relations climate in Knoxville took a bloody turn and the city became one of the “Red Summerâ€? cities. Maurice Mays, a handsome black man born around 1887, was accused of murdering a white woman, and Knoxville erupted in violence. The National Guard was summoned to maintain law and order. During this time, soldiers armed with machine guns shot and killed Joe Etter as he tried to take a machine gun from one of the soldiers. In 1979, in her own words, Mary Etter described the nightmare she endured to Anne Wilson, program coordinator of an oral history project at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center. Here is an excerpt from that interview: Ms. Etter, your husband was killed in 1919 wasn’t he? Yes, he was. How was he killed? Well, he was killed in the race riot what they had here. Can you tell us what the race riot was? Well, it was kind of over ‌ well, they said a colored man killed a white woman and that’s what started it out. Ms. Etter, what was the name of that black man? Let’s see ‌ Morris Mays, Morris Mays they say killed a white woman! To page A-2

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By Margie Hagen When Harriet Williams, owner of Dog Days Canine Playschool, planned the move to her new location, she never imagined that she would be instrumental in helping write an ordinance for the town of Farragut. After nearly six months of presenting her plans to the Municipal Planning Commission and Board of Mayor and Alderman, Williams received approval in January. Most Farragut residents are familiar with “the pink building� at the rear of the Campbell Station Inn, corner of Campbell Station Road and Kingston Pike. The building itself is about 90 years old, and was the original dairy barn on the Russell property. After Farragut purchased the historic property in 2012, Williams knew she would eventually have to move her business because of town plans to preserve and renovate the site. She was looking forward to moving to a newer building, but she wanted to stay in Farragut. After finding a new location in Patriots Corner, about a mile east


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Jane Andreaco with her dog Lydia and Dog Days Canine Playschool owner Harriet Williams. Lydia has been coming to the playschool since she was a puppy. my fence. Both Gary (Palmer) and Mark (Shipley) were so helpful to me.� Williams purchased the business from original owner Lynn Kristich; both are dog lovers and have stayed in touch. With some longtime customers who have become good friends, they meet for dinner on a regular basis.

Both fondly remember their first landlord, Charlie Russell. Williams recalls him dropping in on a near daily basis and sharing stories about growing up on the property. Back in the day, Russell milked the cows every day before school. “He was a wonderful landlord,� Williams said. To page A-3

The FBA agenda is aggressive this year, By Margie Hagen with more initiatives planned. Contact Farragut Board of Mayor and AlderKrempasky at steve@farragutbusiness. men got down to business by approving com. the town’s Supplemental Retirement Plan, Casual Pint owner Dr. Pat O’Brien in accordance with a change in Tennessee spoke again on his application to amend state law. Simply put, the new law recogthe ordinance limiting square footage for nizes joint marital ownership of an emtavern permits. Currently the ordinance ployee’s retirement plan. limits size to 3,000 square feet. O’Brien Approval was recommended by Human presented his case for increasing that to Resources Manager Janet Wedekind and accommodate his plans for food service. specific procedures are now in place. The Located near Kroger at 143 Brooklawn plan is fully funded, and no additional Street, the Casual Pint serves craft beer onfunding is anticipated. site; customers can also purchase beer to After a public hearing (no comments go. O’Brien seeks expanded space for storor objections), rezoning was approved on age and installation of a convection oven to second reading for a parcel north of Chaprepare appetizer foods. pel Point Lane and Farragut Commons After a spirited discussion, BOMA voted subdivision. Applicant Diversified Hold4-1 (Alderman Ron Williams dissenting), ings Inc. requested the zoning changes from general single family residential to FBA president Herc Ligdis and executive director Steve Krem- approving the first reading to increase attached general single family. pasky presented a status report to the Board of Mayor and Al- square footage to 3,500, which would allow O’Brien to install the oven. Nonpublic storPresenting an update on the Farragut dermen. Photos by Margie Hagen age space must be in compliance with code Business Alliance, President Herc Ligdis and have appropriate fire walls. A public outlined progress since last fall: ■■Announced May 5 date for Farragut Food ■■ Named new executive director Steve and Wine Festival, plans to partner with Dog- hearing and second reading will follow. Final news from Town Administrator DaKrempasky woods Arts Festival, bringing more regional vid Smoak: “The 2017 Annual Report has been ■■Sponsored holiday events Light the Park exposure. and Shop Farragut ■■Increased membership of online directory completed and will be delivered to every door within two to three weeks. Thanks to Sue Stuhl ■■Increased social media presence with In- by 12 since November (goal is five per month) stagram account appealing to younger demo■■A new logo that aligns with the town of Far- (Director of Parks and Leisure Services) for all of her work.� graphic ragut logo will officially be rolled out soon.

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on Kingston Pike, Williams submitted plans to include an outdoor fenced area for the dogs. That’s when it got a little complicated. Farragut did not have a specific ordinance to address commercial kennels and fencing. Sometimes it’s just a matter of semantics; Farragut was calling her business a commercial kennel while Williams called it a canine day care center. Working with Gary Palmer, assistant town administrator, and Mark Shipley, community development director, they were able to craft new parameters for the ordinance. Unable to afford professional assistance with her application, Williams submitted handwritten proposals and drawings. Although it took longer and was more work than she anticipated, Williams is satisfied with the outcome, saying, “I get to stay in Farragut and have

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Towering puppets take art to streets Rachel Milford graduated from Farragut High School in 2004. By 2008 she was living in Olympia, Wash., when she found herself in a parade that changed her life. That’s where she first saw the giant creatures that she would fall in love with – humongous, colorful, playful puppets that towered over her at 12 and 14 feet tall – and she hasn’t been able to take her eye off them since. Milford says she was participating in the “Procession of the Species,” a large spring community arts parade that invites the community to make costumes, masks and giant puppets and celebrate their connections with one another and the natural world.  Years later and back in Knoxville, she and her puppeteering partner, Knoxville resident Shelagh Leutwiler, went all in for puppets by forming the Cattywampus Puppet Council in 2014. They have put on children’s puppet shows onstage in Market Square for the last two years, sometimes getting some help from Milford’s husband, Matt Ellison. Now they’re bringing their giant puppets to the Dogwood Arts Festival in a

Hidden truths When the interviewer asked Ms. Etter to tell how she found out about her husband’s death, she talked in exquisite detail about the events of that night. She described how a man from the white-owned undertaker parlor located on Vine and Gay Street summoned her to come and identify the body. She noted that when she got there, “It looked to me like there’s men but theys covered up. I went to go and pull the covers and they said no that’s not for you to look at. So they took me to where he’s at. But there’s a lot of men killed up alright.” After identifying her husband,

new way. The nonprofit recently was awarded a prestigious Burning Man Global Art Grant to help produce the Appalachian Puppet Pageant, a puppet parade, in the 2017 Dogwood Arts Festival, now set for Saturday, April 29. The tentative parade start time is noon, Milford says. The starting point is still being planned, but the parade will culminate in Market Square. The parade is free and open to all interested participants. “The parade will bring together members of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate the ecology and culture of the region through visual and performance art,” Milford says. Individuals, classrooms, Scout troops, etc., can sign up to walk in the parade. Volunteers can carry a small puppet of their own, or wear a costume or mask or even butterfly wings. Milford and Leutwiler have some of their own small puppets to lend, but they are helping the community join in the fun by putting on free puppet-making workshops. Interest has been so overwhelming that the first two workshops have reached capacity, but an additional workshop has been added

for March 9 at the Muse Knoxville for interested individuals and community groups. “Right now we’re focused on making larger street puppets,” Milford says, “including some giant woodpeckers, black bears and a variety of other critters. One of our most famous puppets around town is our giant Dolly Parton. She is about 14 feet tall and takes three people to operate.” Milford says the giant puppet-making process starts with building an armature (a support system) to sculpt the puppet on. Then sculpting clay is added with four to six layers of brown bags and papier mache on top. Resources for learning how to build giant puppets for the parade can also be found on the Cattywampus Puppet Council website. Volunteers are needed for the day of the parade, as well as donations of supplies and financial support. Information about donating or getting involved with the parade is available on the group’s website at https:// The mission of Catty-

“Dolly Parton,” impressive at 14 feet tall, is carried down Gay Street in a previous parade.

wampus is to build community and promote play through the puppetry arts by creating original shows, workshops and puppet parades that involve all ages and backgrounds. “The goal is to foster dialogue, laughter, wonder and healing along the way,” MilFrom page A-1 ford says. More information about the house and lock the door. Cattywampus is available “They told us not to have no at www.cattywampuspuplight on! And we didn’t,” Ms. Etter said. “They told us to bury him just as quick as we could cause it might start another one.” Within two days, the The University of the white undertaker took Ms. South has announced its Etter and her two daughters dean’s list for the Fall 2016 in a cab to bury Joe Etter in term. Students who have a the colored cemetery. minimum grade point averThis month, as we cel- age of 3.625 on a 4.0 scale ebrate Black History Month, earn a place on the list: I challenge each of us to ■■ Martha Overton Mary Etter turn on the lights of his- Dinwiddie, daughter of Ms. Etter recalled how the tory and open the dialogue Anita and George L. Dinwhite undertaker came to of conversation with those widdie III ■■ Alexandra Lindsay the house, took down the still among us, those eyebed, brought the casket with witnesses to history who Ewan, daughter of Mebane the body into the house, speak uncensored truths, Jackson and David J. Ewan ■■ Nathan Charles Weasked the family to leave and then write their stories.

Rachel Milford and her business partner Shelagh Leutwiler, owners of Cattywampus Puppet Council, have won a grant to help produce a puppet parade at the Dogwood Arts Festival on April 29. They are holding puppet-making workshops to spread the art form.

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Cruz Caudill, kneeling at right, shares his artistic process for his portrait with Canta Caudill, Chet Caudill and Caje Caudill. Chet Caudill was interested in knowing the process his son used for drawing the hands for his art piece. Photos by Suzanne Foree Neal

The Chan family, Elizabeth, Sydney, Tyler and Kar-Wing, came to support daughter Sydney, who had a piece of her art on display. They also checked out other students’ works as well. Farragut Parks and Leisure Services featured works from students at Concord Christian School and St. John Neumann Catholic School Jan. 24 at a reception and Farragut Primary School Jan. 26.

Students’ artistic creativity on display By Suzanne Foree Neal Concord Christian School fifth-grader Cruz Caudill’s art project was a colorful abstract portrait.

Budding artists showed their best works last week in the rotunda of Farragut Town Hall for the annual Farragut Primary Schools Art Show. Student works from Concord Christian School, St. John Neumann Catholic School and Farragut Primary School will remain on display through 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. Themes varied from studies of bugs and leaves, contemporary abstract portraits of people and cats to landscapes. Director of Parks and Leisure Services Sue Stuhl says the event has been on the town’s calendar for more than 25 years. “It was started as a fun way to encourage young artists and fun for them to get to exhibit,” she says. Stuhl and several parents interviewed expressed support of art in a well-rounded education. David Thomas says his daughter, Mackensie, loves art and even takes a Saturday morning class. “Art brings out the creative side and stresses the importance of creativity,” he says. Leigh Ledet, elementary principal at CCS, echoes that sentiment, adding, “Art

lets the creative juices flow and gets them thinking outside the box.” Many students, like Esther Pattison at CCS, say art is their favorite subject. Her still life of an assortment of bottles was fun to draw because she liked doing the stripes and shading. Some students got their subjects through luck of the draw. Abram Shelton drew a study of a dragonfly, but he was too short to pose with his drawing without stretching and pointing for a picture. First-grader Amelia Smith brought flowers to give her art teacher, Ruth Granroth at FPS. “I like to paint and color,” Amelia says. Of Granroth she adds, “She’s a very nice art teacher and I think the best one I’ve ever had.”

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He will purify But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap; he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, until they present offerings to the Lord in righteousness. (Malachi 3: 2-3 NRSV) February, I discovered while researching material for this column, comes from the Latin “to purify.” The early Romans held religious rites to purify themselves for festivals that would be held at the start of the New Year. Their New Year began in March. Around 690 BC, Numa Pompilius turned a period of celebration at the end of the year into a month of its own, named after the festival Februa. (It sounds to me sort of like Lent – a time of fasting and purification before an important holy day!) So what should we do to purify ourselves? Well, we are a month away from Ash Wednesday, so we have some time to consider the matter. But it might behoove us to do some warm-up exercises. Maybe we should spend time reading Scripture. Take a look at

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By Carol Z. Shane In Gail Godwin’s novel “The Finishing School,” one of the characters recalls her grandfather referring to his favorite composer as “J. Sanity Bach.” Indeed, the structured, sublime music of the Baroque master tends to calm our minds and our souls, and on Monday, Feb. 6, you can partake of some of that sonic sanity when the Episcopal Church of the Ascension presents “Music of J.S. Bach: Three Unaccompanied Partitas and Sonatas.” Part of the Friends of Music and the Arts series, the concert features Knoxville Symphony Orchestra violinists Sean Claire and Sarah Barker Ringer and the orchestra’s assistant concertmaster Gordon Tsai. Each performing a solo piece, they’ll make the most of Ascension’s acoustically magnificent sanctuary – a favorite performance venue for musicians all over Knoxville. “For me, unaccompanied Bach is the most demanding and satisfying music there is for solo violin,”

GARDENING FAITH NOTES ■■ Messiah Lutheran Church, 6900 Kingston Pike, will host “Caring for All Creation” choral concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. Choirs from Messiah Lutheran Church, Church of the Savior, Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church and St. Mark UMC will perform. Info: Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light, tennesseeipl@gmail. com.

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KSO violinists Gordon Tsai, Sean Claire and Sarah Barker Ringer will present solo music of Bach on Monday, Feb. 6. Photos submitted says Ringer. “It never gets old, because there’s always another way to interpret it, and fresh ways to hear it. Even though it’s extremely structured music, it also has deep emotional content and a deeply spiritual and meditative quality. The space at Ascension is really perfect for this music, too.” James Garvey, music director and organist at Ascension, says he is pleased to give otherwise “rank and file” KSO violinists an opportunity to shine. “Sarah is a parishioner here. She never gets a chance to prepare this type of repertoire; she’s always got her nose to the grindstone learning her


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mous 4 and Lionheart, The Sixteen, Chanticleer and The King’s Singers. Gillian Weir, Thomas Trotter, Marilyn Keiser, David Craighead and David Higgs are among the many highly regarded organists who have performed recitals on Ascension’s 1988 Karl Wilhelm organ. Best-selling author Anne Lamott has also appeared on the series. FOMA presents The Music of J. S. Bach at 7:30 p.m. this coming Monday, Feb. 6, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 S. Northshore Drive. The concert is free. Info: 865-588-0589 or visit

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symphony music!” Garvey greatly admires the music of Bach and says, “In years past, we presented all six of the counterpart solo cello suites. People don’t often get to hear the violin pieces. I hope we can also present the other three at some time in the future.” He has enjoyed such a concert in a darkened sanctuary, and is thinking of creating the same atmosphere at Ascension. Already well known for its support and celebration of liturgical arts, Ascension established the music series in 1999. It has featured performances by The Tallis Scholars, Anony-



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Drocella Mugorewera is a grateful American These days we’re hearing a lot of talk about refugees. East Knoxville resident Drocella Mugorewera knows something about that topic. The executive director of Bridge Refugee Services, located at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, she fled her native Rwanda in 2008 and arrived in Knoxville in 2009. Through Bridge, she was able to find a connection to her church and employment as a production sales associate with Goodwill Industries. Before that, she had been head of Rwanda’s Ministry of Natural Resources: Land, Forests, Environment and Mining. Because of previous genocidal campaigns and attempts to suppress them, which only resulted in more violence, Mugorewera had

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been, she says, “enduring the situation. But it was getting worse and worse.” On her way to a conference, “something happened which was terrifying,” she says. “I spent two nights without sleeping. What do you choose? Death or life?” Leaving her husband, two children and three nieces behind, she fled to Uganda, then Kenya, where she began the process of proving her refugee status. She was investigated, fingerprinted and interviewed. After arriving in America, she underwent a similar

Drocella Mugorewera is executive director of Bridge Refugee Services. Photo by Carol Z. Shane process and was approved. Over the next two years, all family members were able to join her. As of this May, all will have graduated from college, including husband Jen, who earned an accounting degree and now

works as a CPA. “I have an accountant, a nurse, a flight attendant, an MBA and a human resources manager,” says Mugorewera, clearly proud of her kids. “To see them all graduate from college is one of my dreams.”

The family has been Habitat for Humanity homeowners for the last three years. Mugorewera enjoys the parks and lakes of East Tennessee. “The environment is in my bones,” she says. “When I fled, I lost a country, I lost a family, I lost my belongings,” she says. “I lost everything. It’s just starting from scratch when you come here. Finding peace, freedom, friends, support. This is a country of opportunities. I hope I can restore what I lost, but also go beyond.” She wants to be a successful businesswoman and to continue to reach out to people in need. “I want to touch many people’s lives, spiritually, socially and economically. I want to be a beacon of hope. “I’m very proud and thankful to the government

of America. One of my duties is to educate the community about how people get here and what they can do. Some people don’t understand that these are new Americans coming; they are our neighbors, friends of our children. We have to work together to see how they can integrate because they bring cultural and economic values to our nation. America is built on an immigrant background and we are very thankful for people who donate time, cash, talents, love and kindness to make these people feel at home. Many of them have been in horrific, terrible environments – wars, violence, persecution. It means a lot for them to find a strong, supportive, welcoming community. “I hope that culture of welcoming and hospitality will remain forever.”

Practical pieces can create stylish winter look By Betsy Pickle You hear it all the time during East Tennessee’s fickle cold-weather months: layer, layer, layer. But layering doesn’t have to be boring and practical. Fashion expert Lee Ann Hasemeyer showed a group of women at the South Knoxville Senior Center how clothing layers can add style and personality, not just warmth. Hasemeyer, whose day job is with Always Best Care Senior Services, used to work in retail clothing. On her visit to SoKno last week, she noted that in public, we are always representing something, whether it’s a business or a group or simply ourselves, so it’s important to make a good impression with our attire.

Looking at her audience, she said, “I feel like I’m preaching to the choir here. … You all look great.” The attendees seemed to have followed Hasemeyer’s first piece of advice: Find your own style. But she suggested checking out magazines with layouts of complete looks for more ideas. Hasemeyer chuckled as she recalled an incident in which a woman at a store asked for her help choosing drapes because she looked “put together.” She said that the current trend of longer sweaters was appropriate for women over 50, with leggings, jeggings and skinny jeans and cute boots to finish the look. With some basic outfits spread upon a table, Hasemeyer went to work to dem-

onstrate the important concept of contrast, which can encompass light and dark, patterns, colors and textures. She warned against monochromatic attire, encouraging the use of items that “blend” rather than “match.” Jackets, vests and scarves are all useful in providing warm layers, but they also can help with contrast, she said. She especially pushed scarves; she likes to start with a short end down the front, wrapping the length around the neck and having the other end slightly off level from the first. She pointed out that wide scarves can double as a wrap indoors, for a little extra warmth. Capes are also useful pieces in an East Tennessee wardrobe, she said.

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Fashion expert Lee Ann Hasemeyer, center, arranges a scarf on Pamala Lane as Janet Word, director of the South Knox Senior Center, looks on. Photo by Betsy Pickle

Blue jeans and white tops are a classic look that can be dressed up or down with scarves and other accessories.

Her advice for jewelry was to match the weather. Heavier pieces are good for winter, lighter ones for summer. Pay attention

to clothing necklines in choosing necklaces, avoiding clutter and using different lengths and bulk based on the fabric.

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News from Fleetwood Photo

Fleetwood Photo & Digital again offers huge video transfer sale By Carol Z. Shane since 1985. “We want to give folks a chance When the groundhog pokes his head to clear out those stacks of tapes again.” out of his burrow on Feb. 2, his shadow Fleetwood will provide one DVD per might not be the most exciting thing tape, no matter the length of the tape. he’ll be able to see. If he’s taken all his Also, Distefano is careful to clarify that VHS tapes to Fleetwood Photo & Digi- by 8mm videotape, he doesn’t mean the tal, he’ll also have an easily accessible old 8mm movie tape from granddad’s trove of furry family memories to cheer day. Fleetwood does have the capability him up through the impending days of to transfer that type of medium, but not … winter? Spring? Who knows? for this price in this sale. Even if you’re not a This is also a great groundhog, you can time to make dupliavail yourself of cate copies at the some of the best same low price prices you’ll ever of $10.95 apiece. see for VHS-toFor various other DVD transfer. prices, Distefano Starting Thursand his staff can day, Feb. 2, Fleeteven upload your wood will transfer videos to the intera minimum of 10 net and make digiVHS, VHS-C and tal files. There’s a Clearly, the husband who designed 8mm videotape host of possibilithe mug on the right is a true rorecordings, inties. mantic. You can find all sorts of cute cluding standard, Also on hand in Valentine gifts at Fleetwood Photo & digital, and hi-8, the coming month Digital, as well as one of the best and to DVD for $10.95 will be various most popular sales of the year. Photo each. That’s a great Valentine’s Day submitted deal; prices for gifts. “Come in videotape transfer and see what we’ve usually start at $29.95 each for fewer got,” says Distefano. “We love foot trafthan 10 tapes. And if you do have few- fic.” And of course, for an extra special er than 10 tapes, you can still get great Valentine’s Day gift, you can make a savings at $17.95 each – almost half the memory book for your sweetie online or usual price. They’ll also transfer your in-store. mini-DVs at an additional $2 each. All So round up those VHS tapes and orders are prepaid. bring a box full to Fleetwood Photo & “The last promotion was wildly success- Digital. Those video family memories ful,” says Frank Distefano, who with his will give you joy for years – and generawife, Doris, has run the popular business tions – to come.

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Lisa Harvey, Steve Millsaps and Michelle Lewis, executive director for the Loudon County Education Foundation.

Millsaps at Loudon Leadership The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City, was proud to host the Loudon County Leadership Alumni Breakfast with guest speaker Steve Millsaps. Millsaps chronicled his journey hiking the Appalachian Trail via social media to raise cancer awareness

after his own diagnosis and treatment. The retired principal says he used his Facebook page to remember others who have battled cancer and says these stories keep him going toward his goal. As part of its “Meaningful Day” program, the memory care community invites locals to share their

Lee Mrazek joins new real estate company

The Rotary guy

World ‘needs Rotary more than ever’ By Tom King Many Knoxville Rotarians know Rotary International President John F. Germ of Chattanooga on a firstname basis. He was in Tom King town just a few weeks ago for District 6780’s ultra-successful Million Dollar Dinner at Cherokee Country Club that John Germ raised in excess of $3 million. Germ is a man of wisdom and deep personal warmth, and in these discordant and confused times in which we live, wisdom is welcomed. Rotary’s monthly magazine always begins with the president’s message. Here are some words of wisdom in Germ’s message to Rotarians throughout the world in the February issue: “… The world needs Rotary more than ever. It needs our courage, our optimism, and our idealism. It needs the voice of tolerance, cooperation, and hope that we can offer. It needs the example of an organization that has proven that the citizens of all countries can

work together successfully, gladly, and in friendship.” Germ’s theme this year is “Rotary Serving Humanity” and it’s a powerful message! ■■ ‘Rotary: Making a


Every president of Rotary International selects a theme for his or her presidential year, and presidentelect Ian H.S. Riseley’s theme for 2017-18 is “Rotary: Making a Difference.” Knoxville’s seven clubs will continue their collective focus on “Making a Difference” in our community next year. Riseley, an Australian, says that protecting the environment and curbing climate change are essential to Rotary’s goal of sustainable service. He challenged every Rotary club to make a difference by planting a tree for each of its members between the start of the Rotary year on July 1, 2017 and Earth Day on April 22, 2018. Two other areas of focus he identified were recruiting more female members and members under the age of 40. ■■ World Rotary Day

Is Feb. 25

Rotarians from the seven Knoxville clubs will be working during the annual World Rotary Work Day on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Beaumont Elementary School. The school selects the projects.


■■ Thursday, Feb. 2, 8-9:30 a.m., networking: Clarity Pointe Knoxville, 901 Concord Road.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Farragut will hold a public hearing on February 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM, at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, to hear citizen’s comments on the following ordinance: Ordinance 17-01, an Ordinance to amend the text of the Farragut Municipal Code by amending Title 8, Alcoholic Beverages, Chapter 2, Beer, Section 8-218 (4)(a), to amend the maximum square footage for Class 4 on-premise tavern permit (The Casual Pint, Applicant)

■■ Monday, Feb. 6, 10-11 a.m., ribbon cutting: Don Delfis Pancake House, 120 West End Ave. ■■ Thursday, Feb. 9, 5-6:30 p.m., networking: Campbell Station Wine & Spirits w/ Milestones Event Center, 11909 Kingston Pike. ■■ Wednesday, Feb. 15, 10-11 a.m., ribbon cutting: Rocky Top Air, 3821 W. Blount Ave.


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■■ Thursday, Feb. 23, 8-9:30 a.m., networking: Salon Biyoshi, 10412 Kingston Pike.


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■■ Thursday, Feb. 16, 5-6:30 p.m., networking: Tusculum College, 1305 Centerpoint Blvd.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Farragut, at its meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2017 adopted the following ordinances on second and final reading:

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Lee Mrazek has affiliated with a new Farragut real estate company. She is continuing her 22-year career in real estate as an associate broker at Exit Real Estate ProLee Mrazek fessionals Network, 165 West End Ave. in Farragut. Mrazek is a past president of the Farragut Rotary and a longtime Farragut resident. She said the Exit network is new to Knoxville but well-established across the country. The local broker is Patricia Shepherd, and local owner Mark Kresser will be working at the office every day. “I was wowed by the astounding amount of help for agents and clients offered by Exit,” she said. Agents can download and personalize marketing materials, she said, and Kresser is very agent-oriented. “He’s made a beautiful office with furniture like you would have in your home. The coffee bar is a great spot to meet with clients. “Exit gives agents the opportunity to provide professional photos and floor plans for our listings. All-in-all, the agency gives me more tools to better serve my clients.” Mrazek has been a real estate agent since 1995, and she is a past president of the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (2008) and has held several offices with the group. To download Mrazek’s digital business card, text SweetHomeTN to 85377.


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Winter workouts, then and now Winter workouts are under way at Tennessee – famous new strength and conditioning coach, new goals, positive attitudes, favorable conditions. Motivation is firmly in place. Players need only review the Vandy video to conclude the need for improvement. The Vols have great facilities. Official description is state of the art. Modern machines are or were all around. Ambiance is the stuff of champions. Refreshments are available. The team will strive to get stronger and quicker. One plan will not fit all. Individuals, as Butch likes to say, will have individual programs designed to meet their needs. Rock Gullickson has a book of plans. He may have a scientific formula for reducing injuries. This is critical. The winter aspect of college football is completely different from the good old days. Robert R. Neyland suggested that players not get fat in the off-season, what there was of it. His idea of the lull between storms was a couple of weeks of fishing in Florida. Early spring practice was vigorous. Under the guidance of Bowden Wyatt, football

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players were encouraged to stay in shape. They could lift weights or participate in racquetball or handball. They could play intramural basketball or sign up for a volunteer, noncredit physical education class. Real live winter workouts arrived with young coach Doug Dickey. He had learned the value as an assistant coach at Arkansas. He was surprised that UT had nothing similar. Dickey told the story of sending forth a search committee to find a place for workouts. It didn’t find much. There was running room at Dean Planters Tobacco Warehouse. Weather permitting, there were open spaces at the agriculture campus. The report mentioned the possibility of the northwest corner of Neyland Stadium, under Section X. It was described as unsuitable, dirty, drab and dreary, space once used for storage. Dickey inspected it. He said the room looked like

something left over from the Civil War, except dusty cobwebs appeared older. The coach could have made it better. He made it worse. He installed old mats on the floor and hung a heavy rope from on high. Those who thought they wanted to be on his football team were going to do agility drills, wrestle, fight and scratch as if their life depended on it and then climb that blasted rope, hand over hand, until they bumped their head on the concrete ceiling. Center Bob Johnson remembers a one-on-one war, Vols on opposite sides of the mat, no rules, do anything you want to get to the other side. Tempo was frantic for other drills, run here, jump there! Down on the mat, up on your feet, seat roll right, jump up again, forward tumble. Everywhere a player looked or landed, there was another assistant coach yelling for more speed and greater effort. Dickey said some players were overcome by the setting and spirited exercises and lost their lunch. He admitted the smell was terrible. One of his most dramatic terms described the winter workout scene: “A stinking mess.”

Joe Graham, sophomore guard, landed right in the middle of it. There wasn’t room under Section X for all players. There were groups with different times to report. Joe was in the third group. “We arrived to the sound and smell of some of the guys throwing up. In the middle of the winter, the room seemed nearly steamy. Everybody was sweating. I don’t remember how long we worked but it seemed forever.” Dewey Warren was there. The scene matched his imagination of Marine boot camp, only worse. “Under Section X was like a dungeon, dark and smelly, the worst place I’ve ever been.” Bert Ackermann recalls that complaints to Coach Dickey went unheeded. Robbie Franklin said there were more losses than lunches. “We lost several teammates that first winter.” Ackermann said it was a special learning experience. “It was the foundation for the great comeback of Tennessee football under Doug Dickey.” Now would be a good time for a great comeback under Butch Jones. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

Knox to prosecute aggravated animal cruelty A Corryton man has been charged with killing two neighborhood dogs on Thanksgiving morning and faces two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals. Billy C. Mounger Jr. is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Feb. 23 in Criminal Sessions Billy C. Court. UnMounger Jr. like a “simple” animal cruelty case, which is a misdemeanor, aggravated cruelty is a Class E felony, punishable by one to six years in prison and a fine of up to $3,000. “We don’t see a lot of these cases,” said Sean McDermott, public information officer with the Knox County District Attorney General’s office. “We only had one case brought last

Betty Bean year in criminal court.” That’s because law defines aggravated cruelty as an act committed “in a depraved and sadistic manner,” which creates a high threshold for the prosecution to prove. The case brought last year is scheduled for trial in March. Jethro and JuJu belonged to Frances Thompson and her husband, Eric Schafferman. Thompson sounded the alert on her Facebook page Thanksgiving Day after the dogs didn’t return from their morning run. “Jethro (blond) and Juju (black) are missing from the Wood Road area in Gibbs/Corryton. Left home

Thanksgiving morning without breakfast. Both are friendly and have collars with names and our phone number. Please call or message me if you have seen them. Please share.” The warrant says that Mounger shot the dogs “with aggravated cruelty and no justifiable purpose,” dragged their bodies out of the woods, loaded them into his pickup truck and drove to Irwin Road and dumped them. When found, their collars had been removed. Mounger also was charged with violating a state law requiring “big game” hunters to wear daylight fluorescent orange. Jethro, whom Thompson describes as a big, goofy Lab/boxer mix, had lived with the family for a year. Juju, who was black with a notch bitten out of one of her big pointy ears, was adopted from a friend who

could no longer give her the attention she needed. There were two other dogs in the household, as well. “This broke our hearts,” Thompson said. “It broke our hearts. “Eric and I both just sort of held each other and cried for a long time. He goes into a shell and gets real quiet. I cried every night. Jethro’s probably the most joybringing dog we ever had.” McDermott said his office sees three or four misdemeanor cases of animal cruelty per week in Sessions Court. Most of the cases involve dogs, followed closely by horses. Cats come in third, and are typically victims of hoarding situations. Under a state law that went into effect last year, the names of those convicted of aggravated animal abuse will be recorded on a registry, and will remain there for two years.

last words Davenport shreds diversity Those who had worried that the first female chancellor at UTK, Beverly Davenport, would be serious about diversity can rest easy based on her appointments to the first significant committee she named – the search committee for the new athletic director Davenport to replace Dave Hart. She shredded diversity with her six appointments. The six include only one woman and no AfricanAmericans, but two male trustees and the brother of a third trustee who is the chair of the UT board. Two are neighbors who live three houses apart on Lyons View Pike in West Knoxville on either side of the neglected historic UT-owned Williams House. The woman is Donna Thomas, who works for Hart and will help choose the person she will be working for. Stunning that no African-American serves on this search effort given that a large number of the players for basketball and football are AfricanAmerican. Women make up almost half of the total UT athletic program, not to mention the Title IX issues UT has paid millions to go away, but only one of the six is female and she has an acute conflict of interest. The best-known member is obviously Peyton Manning. This past weekend he made news by speaking to the GOP Congressional meeting in Philadelphia, along with President Donald Trump. There are several well-known UT female athletes such as Candace Parker, Chamique Holdsclaw, Semeka Randall and Tamika Catchings who maintain ties to UTK and could serve along with Manning. The truth is, Davenport’s committee includes members of great ability and significant achievements.

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They contribute to our civic society in many ways. But they have been placed in an unfortunate situation that could be resolved easily by expanding the committee. It does not look good when half of a committee are trustees or related to a trustee. Two of these members helped recruit Derek Dooley to UT as football coach. We all know how well that worked out. Mistakes can be made, even by wellknown, respected people. What is also remarkable and exceptionally inconsistent about this committee is the obvious desire for the UT board of trustees to own it. On paper and in theory the campus athletic director reports to Chancellor Davenport. The board of trustees just approved her hiring as chancellor. No way she will turn down or even question the finalist this committee picks given who is on it. New trustees are always told that they should not micromanage the university, just as the Legislature is told the same. However, here Davenport has basically turned over the hiring of the new AD to the people who run the board. Will she do the same when she names the search committee for a new provost? So why did Davenport do this? It is hard to come up with an answer on this. However, it is not too late to expand the search committee to give proper representation to all. Hopefully, UT will move to remedy this. ■■ Bob Clement, former U.S. representative and TVA director, is out with a book on his life titled “Presidents, Kings and Convicts.” It starts with growing up in the Governor’s Residence. Not clear whether Clement will do a book signing here in Knoxville.

Putting 5,430 kids into 6,550 spaces: Knox County flunks math Numbers revealed last week show Knox County Schools will have 5,430 kids for 6,550 middle school spaces in eight schools in 2018 when the new middle school opens at Gibbs. The challenge: Finding enough kids to populate Gibbs Middle School without wrecking Holston.

Here’s one model: Gibbs: Pull 100-200 from Halls, aligning the middle and high school zones. Take whatever kids come out of Gibbs and Corryton elementary schools. That will leave Gibbs Middle short to start, but folks swear growth will follow the school construction. (They

Sandra Clark might have been better off extending sewer lines. Time will tell.)

Leave Gresham and Whittle Springs alone. Trim enrollment at South-Doyle by using the river as its boundary. Kids on the east side would attend Vine or Holston. Holston: Rezone 200 from Carter to Holston. Currently, the Carter zone includes Holston Hills, a

stone’s throw to Holston Middle. This solves the middle school dilemma without closing a school. A more fiscally sound model would convert all or some of Vine to headquarters for the central office. “Be creative,” said Cynthia Finch. “Open a school

at Gibbs for the people who live there. Don’t zone anybody. Find other uses (for the empty spaces).” We’re running out of time for creativity. The number crunchers might look at a combined high and middle school at Holston. One thing’s for sure – we won’t all live happily ever after.

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Although offering full scope optometric care, Dr. Rhyne will continue to emphasize the diagnose and treatment of visual disorders associated with problems in developmental delays and learning difficulties along with problems caused by trauma (head injuries, stroke, and other neurological disorders.) Prescribed treatment consists of specialty lenses and vision therapy. Dr, Rhyne who has 42 years of experience in this field was recently honored by the Consumer Research Council of America by his inclusion in “Guide to America’s Top Optometrist” 2016 Edition. KN-1401415

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WASHER (like new) & Dryer, perfect working cond., white, $250 obo. (865)255-9385

A Large Clean 2 BR apt. in Old North Knoxv. Conveniently located. No smoking/no pets. $625 mo. Dep req’d. (865)522-7552


Cemetery Lots

ADOPT: Creative, musical, nurturing teacher wishes to adopt a baby into her loving & secure home. Expenses Paid. Call Lillian 1-888-861-8427 or

AMERICAN BULLDOG puppies, champ. bloodline, ACA reg., 4M, 7F, ready 1/26/17, 1st shots, vet ckd, various amounts of brindle & white, $1,000 w/breeding rights. (865) 660-8509

2 LOTS FOR $2500 AT SHERWOOD MEMORIAL GARDENS, on Alcoa Hwy by mausoleum. (865)525-6260

AUSSIEDOODLES - DOUBLEDOODLES LABRADOODLES. Litterbox Trained. Call or text 865-591-7220 BASSET PUPPIES, CKC reg., 7 wks old, all shots and dewormed, females $350, males $300. (931) 319-0000 BICHON FRISE / SHICHON / POOCHON - puppies, M&F, family raised, potty & crate trnd started, $800. (865)607-5463 CHOW CHOW PUPPIES - Very purple mouth and tongue. 8 WEEKS OLD, first shots and dewormed, housebroken, $125. auctionable (865)3043583 Dachshund miniature puppies, choc & tan, AKC - 1st shots & dewormed, 2 long hair M & 3 long hair F. $500. 865-223-7162; 865-680-4244 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS AKC, West German bldlns, 2 M, 8 F, vet ck’d. health guar. $700. 865-322-6251. GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES, AKC, $650. 1st shots, vet checked, Phone 931-808-0293. Golden Retriever puppies, AKC, family/farm raised, parents on prem. $1100 ea. (423) 618-6311 GOLDENDOODLE PUPPY, F1B, female, parents & grandparent on prem. available 2/4. Taking dep. (423)733-9252 HAVENESE PUPS AKC, home raised, health guar. 765-259-7337 Pembroke Corgi “Valentine” pups, AKC reg, vet ckd, 1st shots, ready to go 2/6 aft 2nd shots, 4M, 1F, tri color, $800. 865-457-4415; 865-388-7040 Pugs, 6 wks old, S&W, CKC reg., $500. Dachshunds, 6 wks old, S&W, CKC reg, $350. (931) 319-0000


Many different breeds Maltese, Yorkies, Malti-Poos, Poodles, Yorki-Poos, Shih-Poos, Shih Tzu. Shots & wormed. We do layaways. Health guar. Go to Facebook, Judys Puppy Nursery Updates. 423-566-3647 SHIH TZU puppies, AKC, beautiful colors, Shots UTD. Warranty. $400 & up. 423-618-8038; 423-775-4016 STANDARD POODLES Hypoallergenic, Non-Shedding, Great with kids, $750, Fb: southerngoldendoodles, 865466-4380. YORKIE & MORKIE - puppies, M&F, 1st shots and dewormed. Ready to go. Also some adults. $500-$800. (865)376-7644 or (865)-399-3408. YORKIE PUPS - AKC, Toy, Blk./tn. shots, dewormed, family raised $500. (865)712-2366 YORKSHIRE TERRIERS CKC - males, Black & tan & 1 tri-color. $700$1200. (865) 201-1390




Auto Parts & Acc WANTED: Camper shell for 1997-2003 Ford short bed reg. cab pickup. In good shape. (423) 231-0044.

2 plots in the Bronze section # 33 in Greenwood Cemetery, Tazewell Pk. $4,000/both obo. (865)688-1561. LYNNHURST CEMETERY - 2 lots & 2 openings/closings in Everlasting Life Garden, $8,000. (865)201-7300 Prime property, must sell. Older section in Lynhurst Cemetery. 4 spaces, $8,000. (865)525-3253



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


Sat. Feb. 11, 9-1. Bridgewater Pl. 205 Bridgewater Rd. 37923. 423-337-1510 LADY VOLS 6 CHAMP. BASKETBALL Signed by Pat Summitt, in a glass case. $350. (865)805-2845

Lawn & Garden BONSAI WINTER DISPLAY - Feb 4 10am-5pm FREE! Knoxville Botanical Garden 2743 Wimpole Ave. (865)293-2636

Plants & Trees BONSAI WINTER DISPLAY - Feb.4 10am-5pm FREE! Knoxville Botanical Garden 2743 Wimpole Ave. (865)293-2636

Storage Sheds 8’x10’ storage shed, locking doors & rear window, gambrel roof, $2,000 new, 1 yr old, $1500 obo. 865-454-8790

FREON 12 WANTED. Cert. buyer will pickup & pay CASH for R12 cylinders! Call Refrigerant Finders (312) 291-9169 I BUY DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! - OneTouch, Freestyle, AccuChek, more! Must not be expired or opened. Local Pickup! Call Daniel: (865)3831020 MR. BASEBALL buying Sports Cards, I come to you, 203-557-0856, cell 203-767-2407. NEED SUMMER CASH? I WANT TO BUY Vintage mens watches, vintage eye glasses, vintage lighters, costume jewelry, gold & sterling, vintage toys & tools. Will pay fair market price. (865) 441-2884.







2001 E. Magnolia Ave.

Financial Business Opportunities WATERSIDE MARINA ON NORRIS LAKE - OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE TO LEASE GRILL/DELI SPACE Waterside Marina has space available for seasonal lease. Searching for company or individual w/previous food service experience to lease out the Marina Grill/Deli. Includes basic restaurant equipment, furnished dining room, and outside patio area. For more detailed information please contact Waterside Marina (865)494-9649.

Consolidation Loans


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

Real Estate Sales

Perfect starter home or investment oppty in the Rocky Hill Area. Newly remod. 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA, new flooring, doors, kitchen & paint. $156,500. By owner. Call (865) 805-6931

Townhouse/Villas-Unfurn TOWNHOUSE - 2BR, 1.5BA. 1300 sq. ft. Dep. $500. $650/mo. Call for appt. 423-618-8579

102 ACRES mountainland with many fantastic views. $199,995. Call (423)213-2480

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

Apartments - Unfurn.


A Loving & Fun Couple

hoping to grow our family through adoption! Our warm, nurturing home is waiting to welcome your baby! Expenses paid. Anne & Colin

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EFFICIENCY APTS. - $250 dep. $500/ mo. Includes water. Great for single, couple, etc. Studio size. (865)2799850/(865)279-0550 ELDER APTS, 1BR, Ftn. City near I-75 N. Newly remodeled, quiet, priv, no pets, non smoking, $465. 522-4133 KENSINGTON FOREST APTS. 404 Tammy Dr. Powell, 938-4200 BELLE MEADE APTS. 7209 Old Clinton Pk., Knoxville, 938-4500 CREEK WOOD APTS. 612 4th St., Lake City, TN 426-7005 Call to receive info. about being placed on a waiting list. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.

NORTH, LRG 1 BR APT. Very clean & quiet, Central H/A, water incl. $500 + sec. dep. No pets. 865-531-7895


Downtown Knoxville is now running a MOVE-IN SPECIAL for the month of Feb. With any qualifying move-in by 2/8/17, you will receive $100 gift card to Walmart. On Sat. Feb. 4th, we will open 12-4pm. Please call 865-523-9303 for info.

Homes Unfurnished NEWLY REMODELED HOME - near powell, handicap acces built in ramp at front and balcony deck in back. 2br 1b with eat in kitchen. Large dining room/living room and den with hardwood floors, garage. water furn. $950 mo. & $1000 deposit. 423-593-8010.

Powell Claxton. 3 BR, 2 BA no pets, private, convenient, $700 mo + 1st, last, DD. 865-748-3644

SOUTH. 5 min from UT or downtown. 3 BR, 1 BA, C H/A, no pets, $700 mo + dep. (865) 679-7612

Condos Unfurnished

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Cherokee West $615 South - Taliwa Gardens $585 - $625 1 1/2 bth, W/D conn. (865) 577-1687

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BEST DEAL OUT WEST! 1BR from $395-$425. 2BR $550-$750. No pets. Parking @ front door. (865)470-8686.


Lots/Acreage for Sale



CAST IRON dinner bells for sale. 865256-8064; 865-688-0055

ADOPTION: Loving couple promises your baby the best in life. Expenses pd. Paula & Christopher 1-800-818-5250

TERRIFIC UPDATED 1BR IN WEST KNOX Great 1BR, 1BA West Knox condo. A/C, Pool, recently updated. Upper floor unit. (703)635-4121

Duplx/Multplx UnFurn 2 BR DUPLEX

South (off Chapman Hwy) Convenient to Downtown & UT No Pets $565 - $575 (865) 577-1687

Townhouse/Villas Unfurn Cedar Bluff T-house. $625-$645 mo. 2BR, 1.5BA, 1,000 SF, WD, FP. Mike 865-777-2782; Jessica 865-257-5131

Seasonal/Vacation Rentals Gatlinburg in Arts & Crafts Comm. 1 BR w/loft, jacuzzi, hot tub, priv. courtyard. $100/night. Check VRBO #925381

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One of the teams from Premier Athletics in Knoxville wows the crowds at the Knoxville Grand Championship competition on Saturday.

All smiles after their competitive routine are Miliana Espiritu, Presley Scarbrough and Makiyah Hancock, members of the Knoxville Twisters Vortex.

Weekend for cheers

By Sherri Gardner Howell

Just for fun, says Halli Archer, as she demonstrates a back tuck.

There was much to cheer about in Knoxville this past weekend. The Evergreen Ball raised funds for Friends of the Smokies. “42nd Street” had Broadway at the Tennessee ticket-holders singing “We’re in the Money.” Chocolatefest was raising funds for Ronald McDonald House at the Convention Center. Because I have no willpower, my subconscious switched my calendar entry on Chocolatefest from end-

ing at 4 p.m. to starting at 4 p.m. At 4:01, there wasn’t an ant-sized crumb of chocolate left at the convention center. What was still in full swing, however, was Cheersport’s Knoxville Grand Championship for kids of all ages, representing teams from Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Barbourville, Ky. That’s where the cheering – and jumping and twisting and flying – was in full throttle. The event was an all-day affair for the 90-plus teams, including 19 teams representing four training clubs in Knoxville. Competing were teams from Premier Athletics, Knoxville Twisters, Farragut and Cheerville Athletics. The athleticism of these youngsters is impressive; the stunts, heart stopping.

Brooke Pohrivchak does a cartwheel as she waits for judging results.

Beyond the glitter and glam were youngsters having a really fun Saturday while showcasing their skills. Cheersport has seen phenomenal growth. I wanted to call the corporate office just because I love the toll-free number: 888-READY-OK.

Laiken Lawson gets in on the “resting period” fun as the girls from Knoxville Twisters Vortex wait for winners to be announced. Photos by Sherri Gardner Howell

It can be a hard life for siblings at all-day cheering events, but Dipping Dots help, says Josh Pohrivchak, with father Nik. Josh is a student at Ritta Elementary.

In the waiting area at the Knoxville Convention Center, Brooke Pohrivchak and Halli Archer, from one of the Knoxville Twister Vortex teams, strike a pose, as Carolyn Pohrivchak lends support. Both girls are students at Ritta Elementary.

A team from Premier Athletics watches and cheers as a sister squad takes the stage at Cheersport’s Knoxville Grand Championship.

One mom said call this photo “Technology comes to cheer competition.” As soon as a camera flash goes off, however, the teenagers strike a pose! From left are Harper Kirby, Caroline Elliott, Carly Minhinnett and Sydney Hollingsworth, all of Halls.

HAPPENINGS ■■ Production of “The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs” by Knoxville Children’s Theatre, Thursdays-Sundays, through Feb. 5, 109 E. Churchwell Ave. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 1 and 5 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Info/tickets: ■■ Jazz Lunch at the Square Room featuring Top Brass with Thomas Heflin and Mitch Butler, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 4 Market Square Building. Admission: $15; includes lunch buffet by Café 4. Tickets: or at Café 4.

■■ “Outside Mullingar” will be performed on the Clarence Brown Mainstage Feb. 1-19. The production features a UT faculty member and visiting professional guest actors. Performance schedule/tickets: 974-5161 or

■■ Knoxville Writers’ Guild meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Central UMC fellowship hall, 201 E. Third Ave. Program: Performance poets Jeb Herrin, Ben McClendon and Rhea Carmon. Admission: suggested $2. Info:

■■ The Authors Guild of Tennessee meeting, 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Faith Lutheran Church, 225 Jamestowne Blvd. Published authors invited. Info:

■■ Sara Evans in concert, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Knoxville Civic Auditorium, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. Tickets:

■■ Bee Friends beekeeping group meeting, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Walters State Community College auditorium, Tazewell Campus. Speaker: Bodie Osborne; topic: bee nutrition and making more honey. All welcome.

■■ Opening reception for “Divergent and Bloom” with art by Sam Artman and Lisa Luterno, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 N. Broadway. Exhibit on display through Feb. 25. Info: Jessica Gregory, 556-8676,; ■■ Public reception for new exhibits, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Exhibits on display Feb. 3-24: “The Slovene Independent Biennial,” lower gallery; National Juried Exhibition of 2017, Balcony gallery; “Through My Eyes: Works by Derrick Freeman, an Autistic Artist,” display case; “Travel ... Begins Close to Home” by Cheryl Sharp, the Atrium; “Mother’s Dream Quilt,” recently created by the Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Info: 523-7543 or

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