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Miracle Maker

Jim Bellamy could have been a comedian. He taught American history at Powell High School from 1952-66 and was principal at Farragut High School for 24 years, serving until his retirement in 1990. Sandra Clark recalls an interview she conducted with Bellamy in 2000. He passed away in 2008.

See Sandra’s story on page A-11

Coffee Break She is the watchdog of town development’s rules and regulations, and Ruth Hawk watches projects like, well, a hawk. As community development director for the town of Farragut, Ruth says she is charged with helping people see how every project that happens in Farragut is interconnected. “I feel like our office is the one that helps people see the bigger picture and teaches people how the process works and why we have rules and guidelines,” says Ruth. Meet Ruth over this week’s Coffee Break. |

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Natural consequence Summer art class brings nature indoors By Betsy Pickle Summer is a great time to be outdoors, enjoying nature and having fun. And thanks to a summer art class offered by the town of Farragut, kids can enjoy nature and have fun indoors, too. The town is offering a Kid’s Nature Painting Class at 9-11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Instructor Angela Polly will show kids ages 6 and up how art can begin with nature. “It’s summer, so I wanted to do something that embraces the season,” says Polly, who began teaching art classes for children at the Town Hall about two years ago. “My favorite thing to do in the summer is to go hiking, and when you go hiking you see all kinds of beautiful things in nature.” Polly will bring that insight to her class, encouraging the participants to look at nature and think of certain shapes and forms. “I’m going to take them on a little hike and have them collect things that they respond to,

and then we’ll use those objects to make a piece of art. I want to show them how you can be inspired by something and then turn it into a piece of art.” Polly, 30, grew up in the suburbs of Charlotte, N.C., but she was able to escape to nature regularly. “I remember playing a lot in the woods as a kid,” she says. “There were a bunch of woods behind my cousin’s house, and we would go out there and just spend the entire day walking around and playing and finding things.” From an early age, she expressed herself through drawing, and she majored in fine art, with a concentration on painting and sculpture, at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. After college, she moved to East Tennessee and eventually ended up working at the nonprofit Girls Inc. in Oak Ridge. She was a program specialist teaching a national curriculum, but she also directed art projects and workshops with the girls. “Whether they were

At a town of Farragut art class for children led by Angela Polly, Eowyn Clark creates a tie-dye masterpiece. Photos submitted

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Greatest Vol ever? Children with orange interests and undoubtedly high IQs were frolicking in their forum sandbox. Surprisingly, they got semiserious long enough to conduct an informal poll – to determine the greatest ever football Volunteer. Of course Peyton Manning won.

See Marvin West’s story on A-6

Farragut play day Last week, the Shopper News interns braved the flood to enjoy a play day in Farragut. They praticed their golf swings at the Concord Par 3’s indoor facility. They enjoyed lunch at Lakeside Tavern and got a history lesson from columnist and historian Malcolm Shell. The day ended with a tour of WBIR-TV and a guest spot on “Live at Five at Four.”

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Angela Polly instructs Alisha Soni, left, and Taylor Higginbotham in an art activity.

creating a masterpiece – it wasn’t about that, it was about the experience,” she says. “Their experiences with the art that I would teach them made them open up. They got to know each other, they got to know themselves, and I think it helped them express themselves.” Polly, whose day job

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Citizens rule: Filling the slots on Farragut committees From staff reports In Farragut, it takes a “navy.” With a small full-time paid staff and active community programs, the town depends on a host of volunteers to handle committees and bring much of the town’s business to the town administrator and Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Annually, the town accepts applications to fill open slots on the 12 standing committees. The term of service on each varies, as does the number of committee members and whether or not they must be residents of the town of Farragut. At the June 13 BOMA meeting, additions were made to 10 committees. There were no changes proposed for the Board of Plumbing and Gas/Mechanical Examiners and the Farragut Municipal Planning Commission committees.


Economic Development Committee: Reappointed five members whose terms were expiring. The BOMA discussed expanding the committee because of community interest in serving on it, which would require an amendment to the bylaws. Eleven applications were received for five open slots. Reappointed for additional two-year terms were Ginny McClain-Tate, R. Knick Myers, Phil Dangel, Naoko Blue and Jim Holladay. Arts Council: Mary Agnes Schaefer and Sandra Dean were reappointed to two-year terms, and Mary Ellen Reda was approved as a new member. Beautification Committee: Repointed to two-year terms were Claire Ansink, Gerry Gennoe, Kathy Pierre, Mabel Sumner and Marianne McGill.

Board of Zoning Appeals: Merton “Corky” Ives was reappointed to a five-year term. Farragut Folklife Museum Advisory Board: Reappointed to two-year terms were Libbie Haynes, Steve Stow, Carolyn Sinclair, Louis LaMarche and Carolyn Coker. Parks and Athletics Council: Appointed to two-year terms were current members Loretta Bradley and Ron Pinchok and new appointees Drew Carson and Tyler Mallison. Appointed to one-year terms were Sharon Martens and Michael Peters. Personnel Committee: Regina Foy and Joseph DiMauro will join reappointed members Gary Schmitz and John Underwood to serve two-year terms. Farragut/ Knox County


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She is the watchdog of town development’s rules and regulations, and Ruth Hawk watches projects like a… hawk. As community development director for the town of Farragut, Ruth says she is charged with helping people see how every project that happens in Farragut is interconnected. “I feel like our office is the one that helps people see the bigger picture and teaches people how the process works and why we have rules and guidelines,” says Ruth. “Everybody has his or her own perspective, especially when involved in something that means something to them – either personally or economically. We try to get people to look beyond and see how everything needs to work together.” As an example, Ruth cited a hypothetical business and its own parking lot. “But if there is no connection to the development next door, no way to walk or drive to get around, it won’t be as successful. The same goes with parks and walking trails. We have many beautiful spots in Farragut, but trails and parks need to be near where people are.” Ruth says the attitude toward walking trails in the town has changed. “When I first came to Farragut, it was a challenge to get someone to do a little walking trail. The other day, I had a developer tell me that if he had known how much people loved walking trails, he would have skipped the swimming pool and done more trails.” Ruth grew up on a dairy farm in central Wisconsin and learned to love the land at an early age. She came to Knoxville in 1983 to get her master’s degree from the University of Tennessee. “I always loved the land. I was an intern for a planning commission and really enjoyed the work.” Her work with the town’s walking trails has been especially satisfying for her, she says. “I think the connecting of the walking trails has been the one single project that has generated the most goodwill and positive feelings from the public,” says Ruth. “It was like a jigsaw puzzle of walking trails that the town pulled together. When the town went in with the Grigsby Chapel trail and started putting it all together, one piece at a time, it was beautiful. We had Anchor Park, but Grigsby Chapel was the first one that connected a lot of neighborhoods that weren’t connected before.” Good development makes good economic sense as well, says Ruth. “It is fun to see things come to fruition that you have seen from the concept up. Everything starts with an idea. Getting things done correctly is the role of everyone who works on the community development staff. We are responsible for seeing that things are constructed according to the ordinances and the way the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and

the town has determined it should be. No one likes to be a ‘bad guy,’ but things need to be done correctly. It is better for everyone in the long run.” The question often seems to be “is it good for business?” when what should be asked is “is it good for the people?” says Ruth. “That is where the balance comes in, and that is our responsibility as town planners. We deal with people’s quality of life all the time. Landscaping, signs, walking trails – it’s all about quality of life, and it makes a difference. That is what the staff and I are charged with: Ensuring the quality of life right here.” Helping her leave stress at the office is “a wonderful blended family that is so important to me,” says Ruth. “Dan and I spend a lot of time with family. We are very close to Dan’s family – my mother-in-law recently passed away – and we travel to see family as often as possible. We also like to hike, bicycle and explore the back roads.” She and Dan have been married 25 years. Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Ruth Hawk:

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would be a better communicator with the people I love. I’m sort of communicated out at the end of most work days, and my family pays the price for that.

What is your passion? I love what I do. Years from now, what I do today will be an integral part of people’s lives. How cool is that? For example, I am very proud of the walking trail system in Farragut, and I have been a big part of making that happen.

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? My Dad. He passed away when I was 5 years old, and I would love to meet him.

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why? My mother- and father-in-law. Their love and attitude has created the most amazing blended family that I am so blessed to be a part of.

I still can’t quite get the hang of … Eating healthy. Seriously, ice cream should be in the food pyramid.

What is the best present you ever received in a box? A letter telling me that I was going to have a niece.

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you?

What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie?

“…and whoever said life was fair?” As I have learned, that is reality.

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” - Edmund Burke, but I heard it on “NCIS!”

What is your social media of choice?

What are you guilty of?

Talking with people face-to-face or on the phone.

What is the worst job you have ever had?

Chocolate – I love it!

What is your favorite material possession? Family photos – old, new and all the ones in between

What are you reading currently?

Pulling weeds in the ginseng patches in Wisconsin. Few people know this, but the county where I grew up is the No. 1 producer of American ginseng in the country. It is a crop that takes four years to grow. That’s a lot of weeds…

I like reading mysteries, but I’m in between books right now.

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon and why?

What was your most embarrassing moment?

“Johnny Quest,” because he traveled everywhere helping other people.

As a kid, I was in 4-H, and my Mom was one of the leaders. She felt it was important for me to learn public speaking, so she made me do demonstration projects and participate in plays. I was the lead in one play, playing the role of “Scotty the Dog.” Let’s just say that acting is not my gift and leave it at that!”

What are the top three things on your bucket list? 1. Drive across America through as many small towns as possible. 2. Travel to Alaska. 3. Travel to New Zealand and Australia.

What is one word others often use to describe you and why? I polled my co-workers on this one. They chose “dedicated,” but “workaholic” and “determined” were brought up, too. I guess that is self-explanatory.

What irritates you? People who are not truthful.

What’s one place in Farragut everyone should visit? The Montgomery Walking Trail. I have a “black thumb,” but I do my duty as a weed-puller for the gardens. We need more. Call the town of Farragut and sign up.

What is your greatest fear? Heights.

If you could do one impulsive thing, what would it be? Just pack up and take off to explore the back roads of the United States. It can be your neighbor, club leader, bridge partner, boss, father, teacher – anyone you think would be interesting to Farragut Shopper-News readers. Email suggestions to Sherri Gardner Howell, Include contact info if you can.



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Farragut Lions organize a ride for fun and funds The turnout for the Farragut Lions Club Poker Ride for Sight wasn’t what Sherri was hoped, but the enthuGardner siasm never waned. Howell A hard-working committee put together a fun ride for motorcycle enthuFARRAGUT FACES siasts, who followed a scenic route, stopping along the way to collect playing cards at designated sites. Lovell Road, Lions Club When the riders returned volunteers collected each to Harley-Davidson on rider’s cards to see who

had the best “poker” hand to win a prize. Riders were also treated to a barbecue lunch from Hunter’s BBQ. Area businesses donated door prizes, so every rider felt they had supported a great cause. Money raised was donated to sight-related charities sponsored by the Lions Club, including vision testing for children as young as kindergarten age.

Roger Russell, a first-time rider in the Farragut Lions Club Poker Ride for Sight, rolls in to the Harley-Davidson on Lovell Road to have some lunch and turn in his cards. Photos by Sherri Gardner Howell

The powers behind the ride gather for a group shot. Pictured is the new president, Fletcher Stephens on the bike, with the organizing committee, from left, Jim Hart, Ed Mee, Wayne Stormer and Norvell Burrow.

Helping out at the fundraiser are, from left, Donna White, Sandy Mee, Gerri Crutchfield, Pat Lipps, Julia Hart and Jackie Stephens. They are all members of the Farragut Lions Club.

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Natural consequence says. “Some of them are very focused, and some of them think very abstractly. I just appreciate all of their differences.” Polly teaches about one class each season, and she chooses the theme. “If it’s close to a holiday then I’ll try to think of something that reflects that season,” she says. Some of her most popular classes have been maskmaking and using duct tape. She taught a tie-dye class this spring. “It is kind of funny because every single class that I’ve ever taught (at the Town Hall), I’ve had an adult ask me if they could sign up for the classes,” she says. “They want to take them, too.” Polly says her young students don’t slack off in the summertime. “The kids come in, and

they’re very eager,” she says. “They’re very interested. They’ve read about this class, and they’re excited and they want to learn. I think that it’s my job to keep it age appropriate and engaging enough to make them have a really good class but also come away from the class with something they want to keep and something they want to show people. As long as I’m doing my job in trying to make class exciting and interesting, they always do really well with it.” The nature painting class costs $15 and is limited to 20 students. For info and to register, call 865-966-7057. The registration deadline is Friday, July 12. For more info on Polly, visit www.angelapolly.webs. com.

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Taylor Higginbotham and Alisha Soni work on their T-shirts at a children’s art class sponsored by the town of Farragut.

Abbie Shields has her T-shirt ready to dye. Photos submitted

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To the city’s credit and as proof protest can work, especially if you have a council member leading the way, Branscom in a June 14 email to Turley said the line would be placed underground and the extra poles removed. All sides deserve congratulations for raising the issue of the eyesore and then taking remedial steps to correct it. Turkey Creek has been a financial cash cow for the city with literally millions of dollars in sales and property taxes generated annually due to its voluntary annexation 18 years ago. ■ Council elections in September and November will generate slight interest and low voter turnout (less than 10 percent) should be expected. Right now all five incumbents are likely to win re-election to their second and final term on council. No incumbent for mayor or council has lost re-election since term limits were adopted. ■ St. John’s Episcopal Church won a victory at MPC after suffering a setback in its quest to demolish the buildings at 710 and 712 Walnut Street a few weeks ago when the Downtown Design Review Board by a 3-2 vote turned down their request. However, MPC unanimously approved the demolition. The matter can go to City Council if appealed from MPC by Knox Heritage. This is the type of issue which City Council dislikes as it pits historic preservationists against the majority membership of St. John’s, which includes some of Knoxville’s most prominent citizens. Council members feel however they vote they will alienate important voices in the community. And five of them are running for re-election this fall. Council member Duane Grieve will be a member to watch closely as he is an architect, has well-articulated views and has often aligned himself with historic preservation. He has not stated his views publicly. Council members will watch his vote carefully and could be influenced by it if the issue goes to City Council.

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Thin field for City Council City Council members Nick Pavlis, Duane Grieve and Brenda Palmer will not be opposed for re-election this year. Nick Della Volpe and Daniel Brown will. All five incumbents are seeking second terms, and it was down to the wire last week as to whether any of them would have opposition. In fact, things stayed so quiet that Election Commission officials were wondering if they’d have to set up early voting. The uncertainty was settled when qualifying petitions from two challengers – Rick Staples, who will oppose Della Volpe in the 4th District, and Charles “Pete” Drew, who will run against Daniel Brown in the 6th District – were validated. So early voting will proceed as usual – probably. “We’d been waiting with bated breath,” said elections administrator Cliff Rodgers. “If we’d had no opposition, we’d have no early voting.

Betty Bean This has been a bizarre one, and now we’ll wait for the candidate withdrawal deadline.” Della Volpe could have two primary opponents if Carl H. Landsden, who didn’t have enough signatures on his petition, follows through with his application to run a write-in campaign. (Causing one to wonder how a guy who couldn’t find 25 voters to sign his petition could expect to win a writein.) Staples, howe ver, could run Rick Staples a vigorous campaign. He’s an employee of the Knox County Sheriff’s

Malcolm Shell talks excitedly about Admiral David Farragut while Shopper intern Paul Brooks, at left, ponders the story. The Farragut Folklife Museum has a great exhibit about both Farragut and the Civil War Battle of Campbell Station.

Strong enough Old people worry about kids. Will they be smart enough and tough enough to carry on? Many would answer no. Last week (as we write on pages 8-9 in excruciating detail) we visited the Farragut Folklife Museum with Malcolm Shell and 12 teens. Eyes widened when Shell told about the town’s namesake, Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, who was commissioned in the U.S. Navy at age 9 and by 12 was put in charge of getting a captured merchant ship back to harbor. “Those sailors probably thought they would toss that boy overboard and be on their way,” Shell said, “but Farragut brought the ship to port.” A painting shows Farragut directing a battle from high atop his ship’s mast. Sailors had to scurry up and down the pole to transmit orders, Shell said. It’s no

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Office in the Programs Division under Chief Pete Garza. A 1988 Holston High School graduate, Staples left college at Tennessee State when his father was diagnosed with cancer. He later attended the University of Tennessee majoring in religious studies and sociology. He is a member of 100 Black Men of Greater Knoxville Inc., an organization that mentors young men who come from tough environments. He is an active member of New Hope Baptist Church and vice chair of education with the District Youth Council of the African American Missionary Baptist Church and a resident of the Alice Bell community. Pete Drew has run for office so much that an accurate count of the number of times he’s been a candidate is nigh impossible. He is a former Knox County commissioner and held the District 15 state House seat

Daniel Brown, City Council member and former mayor, makes a point at a community forum at the Luke Ross Center. At right is Brown’s wife, Cathy. In the background is city Director of Public Service David Brace. Photos by S. Clark flags in the pre-radio era. The “flagship” went first and passed messages down the line. Several flags are at the Farragut Museum. I could have spent the day. Campbell Station: Most know it as an exit off I-40. But two years before George Washington was sworn in as president, European settlers had built homes at Campbell Station. Their name: Campbell. (Shell said settlers to the east were named Love; thus, Lovell Road.) Natives were not happy about the intrusion and a couple of Cherokee and Creek chiefs organized a war party of 2,000, marching from the Chattanooga area toward Knoxville (then called White’s Fort). It marched past the fortified Campbell Station at night, with neither the Indians nor the settlers aware of the others’ presence. The Indians massacred settlers at Cavett’s Station (near Walker Springs) and the 11 families of Campbell’s Station took a vote. 865.218.4500 110 S. Watt Rd. • Knoxville

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Would they stay and fight, should the Indians return, or would they flee? The vote was unanimous. The Campbells and their neighbors stayed. And the Indians returned home another way. Eleven families against 2,000 warriors. Back in the car, I asked two interns: Would you have been strong enough to vote yes? Both answered no. I didn’t argue with them, but I disagree. Nobody today is asked to fight Indians. But we are called to fight for what’s important and to defend what’s ours. Those folks at Campbell Station had walked into a wilderness to build a home and community. Of course, they would stand and fight. And so would my interns. They’re strong enough to protect their families, to defend what’s theirs and to lead our community. They would fight, too, if necessary. But it might be as Gibson Calfee said, “From headquarters, directing a drone.”

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Family farm owners to move ahead with new zoning requests said he is looking for additional funding and hopes to break ground on the Suzanne project in the fall. Foree Gary McGill and Jim Neal Ford with McGill Associates, the design firm for the project, also spoke about the classroom plans. Ford Commissioner Noah addressed some issues that Myers said he could see came up in a recent workcommercial use for about shop session about park8 acres of the property ing. “There will be a parkfronting the road. Wel- ing area with a few spaces, lons envisions a small handicapped parking and strip mall of niche shops a place for buses to park,” tailored to tourists. Myers he said. added, however, that Wel“The main focus is on lons might get more money hydrology and how we deal for the land if someone with runoff and develop- Louise Povlin, the newest member of the Farragut Municipal Planning Commission, enjoys a were interested in build- ment,” he said of the space. light moment with fellow commissioner Ron Honken prior to the June 20 meeting. She replaced ing multi-family units like Some answers include Melissa Mustard who resigned. Photo by S.F. Neal apartments. If granted a permeable pavers, a rain mixed-use status, Wellons garden that filters water would like to see commer- and a rainwater collection cial in the front and multi- system to provide water for family housing behind plant projects. There will that. The majority of the be a 20-by-40 foot covered property would be left for shelter to serve as a classopen space or recreational room. Unlike shelters in use. Much of it is too steep town parks, the classroom for development. will not be for rent. WalkThe commission also got ways will connect to new an overview of plans for and existing greenways. the town’s outdoor classCommissioners welroom on Campbell Sta- comed the group’s newest tion Road near the back member, Louise Povlin, to Gary McGill of McGill Associates makes a point during a presentation of plans for the outdoor of Farragut High School. her first meeting. She was classroom on Campbell Station Road. Also speaking were Jim Ford of McGill Associates and Stormwater coordinator named to succeed Melis- Jason Scott, Farragut’s stormwater coordinator and the project’s visionary. Jason Scott explained that sa Mustard who recently the interactive space is in- resigned. Povlin owns and has pushed for a major division, Unit 2. Develop- Kherani, owner of the tended not only for use by Anytime Fitness and is a overhaul of Everett Road. ers agreed to work around Marathon gas station, was area students, but also by resident of Fox Run subEd Whiting was reap- an area with a sinkhole voted down. Kherani said the community at large. He division. A runner, she has pointed to the Stormwa- by shaving a few feet off a that because of the Snyder hopes to hear ideas for the been a big supporter of the ter Advisory Committee couple of deep lots in that Road/Outlet Drive realignspace from residents. Scott town’s greenways program where he currently serves section as well as one in ment project, a section of as chair. Unit 3. right-of-way adjacent to Also on the agenda: ■ Approved an amendhis property is no longer ■ Approved final plat ment to the Farragut subin use. He requested that plans for Villas at Anchor division regulations tied the closed right-of-way be Farragut Rotary Club meets at noon each Wednesday at the Fox Den Country Club. Park, Phase I. into another recent ac■ Approved a site plan tion taken because of new given to him. CommissionFree budget classes are held from noon-1 p.m. each third Thursday at the Good Samaritan Center, 119 A. St. in Lenoir City. Everyone is invited. No preregistration is required. Info: annaseal@ for Panda Express, 11482 flood standards for Turkey ers balked at that request, Parkside Drive, between Creek and North Fork Tur- saying they have no idea JCPenney and Tennessee key Creek. The vote makes what development might Memoir Writing Group meets 7 p.m. each second Thursday at Panera Bread, 733 Louisville Road. State Bank. it possible to update the happen in the future and West Knox Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday at Shoney’s restaurant at ■ Approved a prelimiFlood Insurance Rate Map. such action would be preWalker Springs and Kingston Pike. nary plat for Sheffield subA request by Eddie mature.

Appearing before the Farragut Municipal Planning Commission for the third straight month proved to hold some charm for Kay Wellons. After a lengthy discussion, commissioners granted a consensus opinion that lets Wellons begin to market her family’s property. The family farm of 30.5 acres lies on the east side of Campbell Station Road, north of the Holiday Inn Express. Wellons has represented the family’s interests at meetings and has been working with assistant town administrator Gary Palmer to devise a plan for developing the property. Currently zoned R-2, she would like to see it zoned for mixed use, but that runs contrary to the town’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The comprehensive plan has the property labeled Open Space Cluster Residential. While not a vote, the action taken at the June 20 meeting is a prelude to most likely changing the Future Land Use Map for that piece of property. As Mayor Ralph McGill noted, the plan is meant to be a guide and not something written in stone. If commissioners vote to change the land use, Wellons will have to come back to seek rezoning once she finds a developer.


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Greatest ever Volunteer Children with orange interests and undoubtedly high IQs were frolicking in their forum sandbox. Surprisingly, they got semiserious long enough to conduct an informal poll – to determine the greatest ever football Volunteer. Of course Peyton Manning won. Most of the voters had heard of him. Some even remembered his claim to fame, halfway up a ladder, leading the Pride of the Southland band. Others see him on TV from time to time, in Papa John’s and Buick commercials. Some realize he still throws passes and sets records, even at an advanced age. It was a landslide elec-

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tion but there were other worthy choices – Reggie White, Doug Atkins, Dale Carter, Eric Berry, Al Wilson, Leonard Little, John Henderson and Carl Pickens. At one time or another, all played well. You do see where I am going? The tailbacks were missing from the ballot. John Majors, Hank Lauricella, Gene McEver, Beat-

God’s Lamb The next day (John) saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1: 29 NRSV) A picture sits on my desk, a place of honor that it has occupied, one way and another, since 1977. It is a black and white photo that appeared on the front page of the small daily newspaper in the southern West Virginia town where I lived and worked for eight years. The photo itself was taken by a friend, and when I went on and on about it, he gave me the original. Over the years, in various offices, many peo-

REUNIONS ■ Flatford family reunion will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Big Ridge Elementary School gym, 3420 Hickory Valley Road,

ple have asked me about it. The central figure in the picture is a lamb. He is standing inside a large metal pipe that is bent and misshapen, but its dark interior is the perfect foil for the lamb’s white fleece. There are barren, stalky weeds growing sparsely in the foreground, catching the light: a nice accent to the darkness of the pipe. Beyond the lamb and the pipe, in the distance, other sheep graze placidly. Maynardville. Bring covered dishes and drinks, along with family documents and photos to share and musical instruments to play. Bring your finest crafts, cakes, pies or breads for prizes. Info: Sherry Flatford Shinn on

tie Feathers and George Cafego are in the College Football Hall of Fame. So is Bob Johnson. He was superb but center isn’t a very glamorous position. Linebacker Steve Kiner is in the Hall. He was outstanding. End Bowden Wyatt was a rare one, Hall of Fame honoree as end and coach. Many great ones merit consideration. Quarterback Condredge Holloway was at least amazing. Tennessee wideouts were like wild geese. They could really fly. Understandably, most of the children have never heard of the greatest guard in Tennessee football history. Bob Suffridge, born

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The lamb is looking straight at the camera, with more interest than fear, I think. I have always had lots of pictures, books and important (to me) pieces of memorabilia in my office. Nothing, however, has sparked as much curiosity as my lamb. Many people have commented on it, asked about it, admired it. When I look at it, I usually see just a lamb. Occasionally, though, I see Facebook or email sherry@ ■ Central High School Class of 1963 is planning its 50year reunion. Any member of the Class of 1963 who hasn’t been contacted by the reunion committee is

in Union County, raised in Fountain City, was pointed in the general direction of maturity while at Central High School. Here is a clue regarding talent: The Bobcats of his time won 33 in a row. He was only 180 pounds but quick and powerful and fiercely determined. He supposedly blocked 29 punts! Suffridge became Tennessee’s only three-time all-American. Three times honored. Only. Ever. As a UT senior, in street smarts if not academic achievement, he won the Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy as America’s lineman of the year. Believe it or not, he finished fourth in Heisman voting. In 1950, the Football Writers of America put Suffridge

on their first all-time team. Robert R. Neyland, the general and coach for whom the stadium is named, said Suffridge was the greatest lineman he ever saw. As at Central High, good things happened in the Suffridge era at Tennessee. The Volunteers won 32 consecutive regular-season games. The Flamin’ Sophomores and the 1938 team went 11-0. The 1939 team didn’t permit a point. Wait, I remember now, that team lost in the Rose Bowl. Suffridge was gimpy and Cafego was really hurt. Southern Cal won, 14-0. In 1940, Suffridge and the then veteran Vols went 10-0 but lost to Boston College in the Sugar Bowl. There were no valid excuses. Bob was ticked. He

didn’t have much experience in losing. On page 18 in my second book, “Legends of the Tennessee Volunteers,” I said: “The proven formula for football fame is one part talent, one part toughness, at least a pinch of smarts and a burning desire to succeed. ... Bob Suffridge was richly blessed. He had more than enough of everything. “From a humble beginning, he fought and scratched every step of the way to the very tip of the mountaintop…. The multitudes cheered.” In this Butch Jones era of renewed respect for tradition, I say we should conduct another “greatest” poll and erect a Bob Suffridge statue. OK to put Peyton in bronze, too.

God’s Lamb, and the whole picture looks different to me. It becomes a parable. When I see God’s Lamb, I see the unconcern of the other sheep, the ewes and rams in the background who seem oblivious to the human who is standing in their field taking a picture of some mama sheep’s baby. That is when I see the lamb as vulnerable, alone, isolated. There are times in Scripture when Jesus – God’s Lamb – is like that little lamb in the old, beatenup pipe: vulnerable, alone, isolated. Just like the other sheep in the photograph, the others – Jesus’ friends and followers – were unaware of the danger gathering around him, unable to understand that he was

a marked man. When John the Baptizer called him God’s Lamb, did no one make the leap to “sacrificial lamb”? Sacrifice of lambs was part of Temple worship! How the disciples could miss the storm clouds is beyond me, but that is 21 centuries of hindsight, I suppose. But there is another aspect of lambs that gives us a different view of God’s lamb, a happier view. Last year, in the early spring, my daughter Jordan and I had occasion to visit the Biltmore House in Asheville. The tour included the vast grounds, including the barnyards. There, we saw young lambs cavorting, running at

full tilt and leaping onto the top of a pen, then bounding off to make another run at it, from a different angle. They moved as if they had springs on the ends of their legs! They were clearly having more fun than the tourists. We watched them with delight, enjoying their exuberant play and laughing at their antics. It was after that experience that I began to wonder how anyone who had been a shepherd – who had seen such frolicking – could ever sacrifice one of those delightful creatures. In much the same way, I wonder how anyone who had met Jesus face to face could have failed to see him for what he was: God’s own Lamb, the Savior of the world.

p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Cost is $25 per person with payment due Aug. 15. Make check out to “CHS Class of 1978” or to “Brent Thomas” and mail it to: Brent Thomas, 4841 Macmont Circle, Pow-

■ Central High School Class of 1993 will hold its 20-year reunion Saturday, Aug. 10, at Cocoa Moon. Payment is due July 10. Info: Christi Courtney Fields, 719-5099 or

asked to send contact info to:; or mail to CHS Class of ’63, 5428 Kesterbrooke Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37918. ■ Central High School Class of 1978 will hold its 35-year reunion 6:30-10:30

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Landon Taylor uses a black light to show off a secret message written on his hand as part of the science lesson.

Robin Taylor explains the next activity at the vacation Bible school for Farragut Presbyterian and Faith Lutheran. Photos by Suzanne Foree Neal

Double the fun at joint VBS The Bruno family includes Joey, Dani and their “miracle baby” Vincent.

Faith through bad times leads to renewed hope By Ashley Baker Dani Bruno always dreamed of being a mother, but the road to reality would not be an easy one for her. After falling in love at college, Joey and Dani Bruno were wed in December 2010. Shortly after their beautiful winter wedding, the happy couple decided they were interested in having children. A pregnancy followed, but they lost the baby to a miscarriage at seven weeks. Dani says she remembers the tears and despair as she had to say goodbye to her little one, and she and Joey began again. Soon Dani was pregnant. “I found out I was pregnant on March 24, 2012, and everything looked was good,” said Dani. “We were so excited!” At just over six weeks, however, Dani began to show signs of another miscarriage and was rushed to the doctor for an ultrasound. “We should have been able to see a heartbeat by then,” Dani said. Instead, the doctors could find no signs of a pregnancy. Ultrasound technologist Tina Harris found a collection of fluid adjacent to the sac, but it showed no signs of a baby. “These fluid collections can be associated with an increased risk of miscarriage,” Harris said, “especially if it is larger than 50 percent of the size of the gestational sac, which was the case with Dani’s ultrasound.” “There was no baby,” Dani said. “We had lost another one.” The doctor asked Dani to undergo several blood tests in hopes that future pregnancies would be sustainable. “They told me that it probably would not help for this pregnancy because it was too late, but it would give some answers for the next one,” Dani said. “And this gave us hope for a future baby.” Dani and Joey said their faith in God kicked in as they left the doctor’s office that day. “We decided that we had praised God in the good times, so we would praise him in the hard times as well. The Lord is still good,” Dani said. “On the way home, we decided that we would praise the Lord even in our despair and that our faith wasn’t contingent on having a baby.” Family and friends surrounded the couple in prayer. Leon and Sharon Dupeire, Dani’s grandparents, were so concerned that they flew in from Arizona to be with the Brunos. “They walked through it with me,” Dani said. Two days later, in early April 2012, Joey and Dani found themselves in the ultrasound room waiting for a confirmation that the baby was gone. “I didn’t mourn without hope,” Dani said. “The Lord knew what was going on. And we kept praying.” The ultrasound machine displayed nothing short of a miracle. The Brunos saw their six and a half week old embryo and heard a healthy heartbeat. “Dani’s second ultrasound revealed a definite gestational sac, a yolk sac and a fetal pole with cardiac activity – 105 beats per minute,” said Harris. “This was very promising.” The promise was fulfilled as Dani carried the baby to full term. On November 15, 2012, Dani and Joey welcomed 6 lb. 3 oz. Joseph Vincent Bruno III into the world. “His name literally means ‘more than a conqueror,’” Dani said, smiling. “We all had to be more than conquerors.” Dani said that as she cuddled her baby on delivery day, she remembered how the Lord had worked powerfully in her life. Through this little life that she now held in her arms, she found God to be a miracle worker. “He saves lives,” Dani said. “I can only imagine how difficult waiting was for Dani,” said Harris. “Thankfully, everything went well during the remainder of her pregnancy. I believe all pregnancies are miracles and gifts from God.”

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By Suzanne Foree Neal When it comes to vacation Bible school, a couple of Farragut churches decided to get neighborly and combine their efforts for a whole Ice cream would melt too week of fun. At the week’s fast, so children attending end, 119 children had parthe joint vacation Bible ticipated. Farragut Presbyteschool program of Farrarian and Faith Lutheran gut Presbyterian and Faith churches sit side-by-side Lutheran churches were served cake cones. All on Jamestowne Boulevard, smiles and ready to dig in so organizers thought the joint effort was a natural. is Megyn Whitelaw.

Most days the weather cooperated long enough to have some fun in the sun. One of the favorite activities for the young Bible schoolers was a visual of the cleansing of the temple. Red plastic cups were the idols, which the energetic kindergartners thoroughly crushed. Piles of gray wadded-up paper served as rubble, which the youngsters collected and cleared from the temple.

Daily craft projects were used to reinforce Bible stories. Snack time was always a hit as were various science projects, especially the lesson on secret messages that used a black light to reveal messages written on their hands. Adults and children alike enjoyed the experiment. Katina Sharp, one of the organizers, said it was also a way for children to learn about another faith.

E.I. Sharp stands blindfolded inside a Hula-Hoop and has to guess how many players run past him while music plays in the background. Running in circles around him are Ella Pinchok and Olivia Colloredo while adult leader Grant Bauman watches the action.

Alex Behling (right) was in charge of helping children load their marshmallows into a catapult to shoot into a walled city. Ava Shaw gets ready to launch while Zachary Barzkin, Mary Beth Coleman and Dawson Sweetland wait their turn.

Cherokee Baseball Academy 10U team tryouts for Spring 2014 season Grace Szymczak constructs her catapult during craft time at a joint vacation Bible school for children at Farragut Presbyterian and Faith Lutheran churches.



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A-8 • JUNE 24, 2013 • Shopper news

Lunch at Lakeside Tavern By Josh Mode

The interns and tour guide Malcolm Shell stand in front of the statue of Admiral David G. Farragut. Pictured are: (front) Lindsey Sanders; (back) Paul Brooks, Jackson Brantley, Gibson Calfee, Taylor Smith, Mitchell Zavadil, Madeline Lonas, Laura Beeler, Joshua Mode, Sarah Dixon, Roxanne Abernathy, Zoey Risley and Shell. Photo by Ruth White

Farragut play day Shopper interns carry on despite flooding rain By Sara Barrett A morning outdoors was scheduled for the third meeting of the Shopper News interns, but Mother Nature threw us a curve ball – or maybe it was a golf ball – and poured rain on the first half of the day. This didn’t deter the group from learning the ins and

outs of golf at Concord Park Par 3, and the rain only made for scenic entertainment during lunch at Lakeside Tavern. After lunch, a visit to the Farragut Folklife Museum with local historian Malcolm Shell shed light on the history of the town and its role in the Civil War.

The group continued with a stop in historic Concord to see the Chota No. 253 Masonic Lodge, its adjacent Concord Masonic Cemetery and the Olde Concord Gallery. Finishing the day with a trip to WBIR studios for “Live at Five at Four” topped off our adventures with a hole-in-one.

The interns were treated to a stop at the beautiful Lakeside Tavern in Concord Park near the water. I had never been there before, so I was glad to walk in the tall doors and see class and elegance, but nothing so fancy that you couldn’t be comfortable. We got our seats and received our menus and bread. After we ordered our food, we had some small talk and were able to talk a The beautiful view from the dining room at Lakeside Tavern in little to our guests Malcolm Concord. Photos by Ruth White (the local historian) and Jewel Shell. They told some exciting stories about early Farragut and asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. When they served us our meals, our eyes lit up! I had ordered fish and chips, and it was delicious. The scenery was almost as amazing as the food! I could look out the giant glass walls and see the mystifying lake and the grand yachts. We ate till our stomachs could hold no more, and we got to bond a little in the process. All I can say on behalf of every intern is this: if you want to eat somewhere that treats you well with a variety of food, then you should definitely head down to Lakeside Tavern in Concord Intern Taylor Smith shows off a talent during lunch at Lakeside Park today! Tavern.

Farragut Folklife Museum Without “insider information” from Malcolm Shell, the historical exhibits at Farragut Folklife Museum would not have been as entertaining. A picture of Shell’s father, Edward, hung in one display, which

Intern Zoey Risley receives instruction on proper technique from golfer Tucker Roof at Concord Par 3. Photos by

described his experience of learning about his son Joseph’s death in the war only after taking the message from a wire transmission. Other points of interests were personal belongings of Admiral David Glasgow

Farragut, including his own desk from his ship and relics discovered from the Civil War which were found with metal detectors as ground was turned for new developments around town.

Malcolm Shell served as tour guide at the museum in Farragut and stands next to a bust of Admiral Farragut to show the admiral’s height.

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One of many pieces of scrimshaw on display, carved on whales’ teeth by sailors. Pho-

Concord Park Par 3 A ‘snag’ in golfing By Taylor Smith Last week we visited Concord Park Par 3. Manager Tony Valentine and advanced golfers Tucker Roof and Keeton Susong from Bearden High School showed us the basics. With beginners and/or children, they start with the Starting New at Golf club (SNAG). Roof claims he gets

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many “baseball” like swings, and that is why they use the SNAG equipment before switching to a more professional club, “The Putter.” As interns, we haven’t had much experience; therefore, we stuck with the SNAG club. Players must remember to show respect and honesty while playing, we learned.

Bearden High golf team member Keeton Susong assists with summer camps at Concord Par 3.

other sports, and I’ve played just about everything.” KAJGA board member Larry Martin said the course is a great way for the entire family to become active together and usually only takes about an hour and 10 minutes to play through, depend-

ing on the number of players. “Just in time to finish and get home before the UT game starts on ESPN,” said Martin. Summer camp is offered for children ages 6-17 Tuesday, June 25, through Wednesday, Aug. 7. Info: 966-9103.

More from Sara: Concord Park Par 3 on Northshore Drive has been open since 1964 and is operated and managed by the Knox Area Junior Golf Association. Keeton Susong said he learned “the old way. “Golf is a lot harder than

The entrance to the museum features a bust of Admiral Farragut. Photo by Taylor Smith

Shopper news • JUNE 24, 2013 • A-9 An original Civil War period sign recovered from the American Steel & Wire Division of the U.S. Steel Corporation in Trenton, N.J. Cannon and gun barrels for the war were made there. Photo by Taylor Smith

The Battle of Campbell Station By Jackson Brantley

Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. The Battle of Campbell Burnside’s plan was to reach Station was part of the the crossroads first and move Knoxville campaign of the on in to Knoxville, while American Civil War which Longstreet planned to cut occurred on Nov. 16, 1863, him off and hold the crossat Campbell Station (now roads to prevent Burnside from reaching Knoxville. known as Farragut). On Nov. 16, Burnside Leading the battle were Confederate Lt. Gen. James reached the crossroads afLongstreet and the Union ter a long march in the rain.

A tent and living area exhibit from the Battle of Campbell Station. Photo

Just 15 minutes behind were Longstreet’s forces. The troops were tired, hungry and cold, but after the fighting had ended, the Union was victorious. More information can be found at the Farragut Folklife Museum at Farragut’s town hall. Info: www.

by Taylor Smith

The article outlining the death of Joseph Shell and how his father, Edward, received the message via telegraph. Also pictured are Shell’s dog tags and many honors, including the Purple Heart.

Farragut High School history, including this vintage FHS baseball uniform, is on display at the museum. Photo by Roxanne Abernathy

Memories of Farragut High School By Mitchell Zavadil

Local historian Malcolm Shell

Malcolm Shell’s father, Edward, was working the day the news of his son’s death came across the telegraph. Joseph Shell was killed in action during WWII, and when the message was transmitted, he first thought he would be delivering the sad news to a neighbor. Photos by

Being an upcoming sophomore at Farragut High School, it amazes me to see the spectacular history of FHS at the Farragut Folklife Museum. Farragut High was built in 1904 but burned down in 1906. The school was then rebuilt with brick. Additional improvements would eventually include a baseball field, and an auditorium that was added in 1938. If you’re a student at FHS, you know the auditorium chairs are not very comfortable. Take a

moment to imagine how the students in 1938 felt. There is a chair in the museum from the original auditorium. One of the school’s proudest moments was a visit from Ronald Reagan. The former president chose Farragut High School as one of only five schools in the country he would visit on a tour during his presidency. A photo shows Reagan with then-principal James Bellamy and then-superintendent Earl Hoffmeister.

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WBIR Studios

WBIR cameraman Eric Foxx has been with WBIR for 23 years and said he loves making the guests feel comfortable.

Madeline Lonas interviews Russell Biven on the set during a break.

Roll, Russell, Roll By Madeline Lonas Once an Alabama Crimson Tide fan, local celebrity Russell Biven now bleeds orange. The co-anchor of “Live at Five at Four” has been all across the South broadcasting and reporting for different newscasts. Biven graduated from the University of Alabama with a major in business. He started his career as a production assistant in the sports department at CNN

in 1991 and worked his way up to writing and producing segments for Sports Illustrated. By 1997, he was promoted to CNN Headline Sports anchor. Biven came to Knoxville in 1999 to be a news anchor with the WBIR Channel 10 News Team. He loves his job because of the rich stories he gets to tell, the amazing people he meets and all of the people on the set.

Biven not only makes his job look easy, but he makes it fun for everyone around him. His quick wit and ability to let things roll off his back help when the microphone isn’t working, no words are on the prompter, or he’s having to listen to people talk to him through an earpiece while he is talking. Perhaps “Live at Five at Four should be called “Lively Russell Biven at Four.”

Chota #253 Masonic Lodge is still in use in old Concord.

Driving through old Concord

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The Masonic lodge and cemetery

The interns were treated wonderfully at WBIR studios and made an appearance on “Live at Five at Four.” Todd Howell, Russell Biven and their cohorts welcomed the gang with open arms and answered questions between segments. A joyous time was had by all (including the camera operators).

The Shopper interns visited Concord Masonic Cemetery where we found many families represented among the graves. Interestingly, the Chota No. 253 Masonic Lodge is

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located at the side of the cemetery. The lodge was built in 1729, making it approximately 284 years old. While we didn’t go inside the lodge itself, we did meander through the cemetery and read a few headstones.

Olde Concord Gallery By Lindsey Sanders The Olde Concord Gallery is a great local place to view oneof-a-kind ar t work by local artists including East Te n n e s see native R ic h a r d Valentine Greene, who used to work for Dis- A print by David Green, a former employee at Disney. Photo by T. Smith ney. The gallery has also been a bank, a general store, A movie was shot in front custom framing. I would a barbershop, a butcher of it, too. Gallery owner recommend Olde Concord shop and even a restaurant. Janice Valentine also does Gallery to everyone.


A-10 • JUNE 24, 2013 • Shopper news

Farragut High holds kids volleyball camp

Lucas awarded scholarship Farragut High School graduate Savannah Lucas (Class of ’13) is one of six students in the state who will receive a $2,000 scholarship from AXA Equitable as part of its AXA Achievement program. Savannah has spent time during the last five summers volunteering at a drama day camp for children ages 6-12. She plans to attend the University of Tennessee and major in journalism and Savannah Lucas electronic media. Savannah hopes to in- to write skits for “Saturday tern at NBC and would like Night Live” someday.

Below, Farragut High School volleyball junior team member Natalie Hartman takes a break from teambuilding exercises with Farragut Intermediate School 5th grader Breanna Davis and Farragut Middle School 6th grader Lauren Smith during Farragut High’s volleyball camp for kids. Photos by S. Barrett

Farragut High School senior Tessa Watson has participated with the kids summer camp all four years of high school. “It’s a great way for (the campers) to make new friends,” she said. Pictured are campers (front) Sophia McClarnon, Reese Schroeder, Nicole Oosterling, Turner Hutchinson; (back) Tiffani Stevens, Watson and Megan Smith.

Eagle Scouts from Troop 451 Boy Scout Troop 451 recently announced nine of its members as recipients of the 2012 Eagle Scout award. Pictured are (front) Zachary Guyette, Garrett Sumner, Sean Dunn, Michael Gibson; (back) Jason Janow, Bryce Ewing and Chase Toth. Not pictured are recipients Tyler Ammons and Hayden Hayner. Photo submitted

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Shopper News Presents Miracle Makers

Jim Bellamy: difference-maker Farragut principal remembered

By Sandra Clark Jim Bellamy could have been a comedian. He taught American history at Powell High School from 1952-66 and was principal at Farragut High School for 24 years, serving until his retirement in 1990. Along the way, he was president of the Knox County Education Association and president of the Knox County Teachers Credit Union. Jim’s wife, Anna Bellamy, retired as vocational supervisor for Knox County Schools. Following his death in 2008, numerous former students wrote to praise him. They used words like “compassionate, dedicated, great leader, utmost respect, mentor, favorite teacher, always willing to listen to students.” One wrote: “His advice kept me from making a big mistake.” Another wrote: “He made a huge difference in the lives of so many.” His off-hand comment has helped me navigate the Scripps organization. “Don’t go downtown,” he said, “unless they call for you.” Our Miracle Maker salute this week is to an old-timer who made a difference. Hope you enjoy the story.

Sitting on the porch This writer interviewed James Bellamy in 2000 for a series on Powell residents called Allan and Hilda’s Back Porch. Here is that story: Jim and Anna Bellamy live in Powell and probably always will. “Powell is a real community,” Jim says. “My friends are here. Besides, my house is paid for.” Jim came to Powell in 1949 when his father, a Methodist minister, was assigned to Powell Methodist Church. Bellamy moved around as a kid. His father served 14 communities in his 42-year career. Bellamy went to school in Virginia. When he got a job, he was asked to teach Tennessee history. He had to learn the subject first. Jim loved teaching history. He remembers one field trip to Blount Mansion. The kids got off the bus, looked around with awe and asked Bellamy, “Do you own this house?” He laughs when he remembers his principal at Powell High, W.W. “Bill” Morris, a former superintendent of schools who had been beaten for re-election. Morris had returned to Powell High as principal, but he loved to teach history. “He would come into my class and say, ‘You go up and answer the phone.’ Then he would teach my class.”

Farragut High School principal James Bellamy with President Ronald Reagan and Knox County Schools Superintendent Earl Hoffmeister, circa 1984. Anna Bellamy also attended the visit but is not pictured. Photo on display at Farragut Folklife Museum

History of Powell Bellamy tells the story of the founding of Powell Station. It all started at Bell’s Bridge (near the current Weigel’s store on Clinton Highway). Let’s back up even more... After the Revolutionary War, great chunks of land were given to men for their service. They didn’t even know where the land was. In 1787, John Menifee received about 500 acres of land in what is now Powell. He came here in 1787 or ’88 and built a fort on Beaver Creek. Menifee was Speaker of the House of Representatives of the State of Franklin, later Tennessee. His fort was a refuge for the settlers from the Indians, according to a monument erected by the James White Chapter DAR in 1928. Bellamy takes an aside. “They always built on water, later on the railroad, now off the interstate.” Powell has been uniquely situated with a creek, a railroad and now a major interstate. He skips forward: After John Menifee was here for a few years, he sold out to Samuel Bell, the second resident of Powell, and moved away to Kentucky. He later went to Texas. Al Bell, who taught history at Powell High School before becoming social studies supervisor for Knox County Schools, is a descendant of Samuel Bell, Bellamy said. Samuel Bell owned 1,100 acres that went to the top of Copper Ridge. In 1809, the Methodists started camp

meetings at Bell’s Campground. Powell. You’ve got to say it right. Pronounce it “pal.” Everybody from around here knows that. “One day a Yankee came looking for Po-well. Nobody could find it and he left,” Bellamy said. Bellamy skips forward: The railroad came through in 1860. This was the next big change for Powell. Columbus Powell gave the land for the train station and they named it for him – Powell Station. Columbus Powell, who died without known heirs, built and lived in the house on Emory Road where George Gill lives, next door to Allan and Hilda Gill’s place. The first churches in Powell started at Bell’s Campground. The Cumberland Presbyterians came first, about 1832-33. The Methodists and Baptists followed, in the 1880s. Bellamy tries to explain the difference: The Presbyterians were a stately people, but the Cumberland Presbyterians were more evangelistic. They might have “shouted.” The Civil War divided the community because most East Tennesseans sided with the Union even though Tennessee had officially seceded. “We have no connection with Memphis. And we had few slaves,” Bellamy said. “There were more killings in East Tennessee after the Civil War than before,” because of the unrest. Bellamy said East Tennessee might have seceded from the rest of the state like West Virginia, but Andrew Johnson was determined that his home state remain intact. Powell changed again after World

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War II. “Oak Ridge changed Powell,” Bellamy explains. The scientists who came here settled in Karns and Powell, causing a boom in population and an influx of new ideas and people.

Teaching career How much does Bellamy miss teaching? Listen to some anecdotes (which may or may not have been uttered by Bellamy students): “Abe Lincoln was born in a house that he built.” “A horse divided will not stand.” “The death of Thomas Jefferson was a big turning point in his life.” And then there was the kindergarten kid who was asked to tell the class about his soon-to-be-born brother: “They talk about him and then feel my mother’s stomach. I think my mamma ate him.” And Bellamy knows little-known facts: The town of Clinton was originally named Burrville, but changed its name after the treason of Aaron Burr. There’s no word on whether another name change is in the offing. Bellamy has perspective: We’re in a computer world. In 1903 my grandpa died. He had never seen a car or a telephone. In 44 B.C., Julius Caesar died. He was carried by six white horses; in 1904, Teddy Roosevelt died. He was carried by six white horses. When we did this interview, Jim and Anna were all set to travel to Oberammergau, Germany, for the Passion Play. “They only do it every 10 years,” Jim said. “At my age, why wait?”

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Gigi’s Cupcakes in Turkey Creek has a new owner – three of them to be exact – and the frontman is no stranger to the business. Randall Butler is the brother of Gigi Butler, the founder of the business that started in Nashville and now has 85 stores nationwide. Randall has temporarily moved to Farragut to help oversee the “new� Gigi’s. His business partners are two friends who also have a little knowledge of just what they are getting themselves into – not from a baking side, but from the business side. John Weber and Mark Mendoza, also from Nashville, have several Sport Clips franchises. Randall had a “Grand Re-Opening� for the cupcake shop on Saturday, and his sister Gigi came by for the festivities. A conversation with Randall was an interesting lesson in how Gigi and the Butler family – and it is very much a family business – look at the business world. Gigi’s Cupcakes opened in

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Nashville five years ago. The idea came from Gigi and Randall’s brother, Steve, who was in New York and stood in line for two hours to buy a cupcake from a specialty bakery. “Cupcakes have always been a part of our lives as consumers,� says Randall, “but ‘Sex and the City’ started the trend toward gourmet cupcakes.� In the 2000 episode of the popular HBO series, Miranda and Carrie eat a cupcake at Magnolia Bakery. The New York bakery soon became a stop on the “Sex and the City� bus tour, and the rest was history. “Sprinkles opened on the West Coast in 2005,� says Randall, “and things just went crazy.� So when brother Steve

A-12 • JUNE 24, 2013 • Shopper news was eating his well-deserved cupcake in New York, he called his entrepreneur sister, who had moved to Nashville, waiting tables during the day and singing in clubs at night. She then ventured out to start a cleaning company. Steve told Gigi that the red velvet cupcake he was eating wasn’t as good as the ones she and her mother made. Gigi saved every penny and opened her first cupcake shop in Nashville five years ago. “The craze is going to cool off,â€? says her practical brother, who came in shortly after they began to help with operations. “But cupcakes will always make sense in people’s lives. They aren’t going away, and the company that has the strongest brand and is doing things the right way will be okay.â€? Randall, obviously, is helping to make sure one of those companies is Gigi’s. “The owners here were ready to move on and looking to sell their franchise,â€? he said. “I was interested in buying, so here we are!â€? About 15 percent of Gigi’s stores are company owned and the rest are franchised. And while all the current owners live in Nashville, Randall is sticking around for a while to make sure things go well. “I probably

Milk: It does a business good By Sherri Gardner Howell John Harrison, owner with his wife, Celia, of Sweetwater Valley Farms, is on a one-man campaign to correct the misconceptions about milk. It’s important for him to be a cheerleader for the product, he says, as it is not only good for those drinking it, but good for business. “Milk gets a bad rap,� Harrison told the group, asking for a show of hands of those who do not drink milk. “And milk sales are down. As a dairy farmer, I cannot understand why everyone doesn’t want a big glass of cold milk several times a day.� One eye-opening exercise Harrison brought to the forefront started with a picture of a popular highprotein drink. A comparison of the two labels found that the high-protein drink had only 2 additional grams of

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no protein and 14 grams of sugar. In addition, the price for both the high-protein and sports drinks was higher than for milk. “The truth is that we have a much better product in a glass of milk,� says Harrison. Sweetwater Valley Farms is located between the towns of Philadelphia and Loudon and includes a robust cheese business. In addition, Harrison and his team do agritourism for area groups or individuals. “It is important to educate children and the public on the farming industry and

Randall Butler, one of the new owners of Gigi’s Cupcakes in Turkey Creek, shows off the Red Velvet cupcakes with store manager Lori Hornstra. Photo by Sherri Gardner Howell

don’t need to,� he says. “I have a great manager in Lori Hornstra. But for right now, I’m camping out in the Gigi RV and getting to know Farragut.� I’m not going to disclose the location of the Gigi RV for it might become its own tourist stop, but suffice it to say that if you see it, you’ll know it’s Randall. The huge RV is completely wrapped in Gigi’s Cupcake motif and hot pink color scheme. “It’s hard to miss,� he says with a laugh, showing a picture on his phone. “Great marketing.�

dairy farming,� says Harrison. “Keeping things local is important to people once they know about you.� The farm houses an exhibit that tells the history and current industry trends in dairy farming called The Udder Story. It is a quick walk-through exhibit that explains the dairy business. In addition, they offer farm tours on the hour and a tour through the cheese shop. One of his educational “missions� is to educate people about how tasty cheese curds are, says Harrison. “People in the U.S. are reluctant to try them. But we keep a pan of cheese curds cooking on the stove and tell customers about the cheese curd. Once they taste them, they come back.� Today, Harrison says there are 4,000 followers on a social media site that monitor what kind of cheese curds the farm is featuring. “Cheese curds are a ‘squeaky cheese,’ and they toast-up like a potato cake. Delicious.� The numbers for Sweetwater Valley Farms, which won a prestigious national award from the Independent Dairy Farmers Association for Innovative Dairy of the Year, are staggering. They produce 250,000 pounds of cheese and 20 million pounds of milk each year. “There are only 400 dairy farmers in the state of Tennessee,� says Harrison. “There used to be hundreds

Looking around the Turkey Creek store, it is evident that Gigi is not standing still and just riding out the wave of cupcake popularity. The local store now has mini-cupcakes that can be bought by the dozen on the spot ($15). The traditional favorite flavors are available for the regular cupcakes – wedding cake, red velvet, several chocolates, birthday cake – along with some seasonal delights like mojito, orange dreamsicle and cherry limeade. The website – – tells

customers what flavors are available each day. New to the menu are individual cheesecakes in three traditional flavors, plus new flavors each week. As for the Knoxville area, Randall says they are considering expanding. “Maybe in West Town Mall and maybe downtown,� he says, adding, “but that’s just maybes right now.� The company formed to buy the Farragut Gigi’s is MRJ Layer Cake LLC. “We are all good buddies,� says Randall, “and we are having a good time.�

John Harrison with Sweetwater Valley Farms asks the audience at Rotary Club of Farragut, “Who in here does not drink milk?� Photos by Sherri Gardner Howell

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Shopper news • JUNE 24, 2013 • A-13

News from Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC)

A standing memorial at Isabella Towers By Alvin Nance For Flag Day on June 14, I took a moment to reflect on the freedom that the A merican flag symbolizes and the veterans who fought Nance to protect that freedom. I was reminded of a display case in the lobby of Isabella Towers that holds a special meaning to our residents who are military veterans. In 2010, the Isabella Towers Resident Association ap-

plied to the East Tennessee Foundation’s Small Grant Program to build a display case that would hold memorabilia honoring current and past residents, especially military veterans. Isabella Towers resident Ted Hurst, a five-year member of the resident association board who has been both president and vice president, worked to have the display case installed in the lobby. Hurst said that the idea for the memorial case came when he looked around at the other residents living in KCDC properties and began thinking about their past lives and careers.

“I thought it would be nice to remember the veterans. There wouldn’t be a country without them,” he said. Hurst, along with residents Jim Violet, Sue French, Tony Shook, Robert Kaiser, Robert White and Tom Crooks, built the display case by hand. Ted loves showing off the case and explaining some of the items that have been placed there by residents and their families. The case was full of photos of residents who had served in the military, military awards, a flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol, and memorabilia representing the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. Especially poignant on Flag Day were the two tri-fold flags that reside in the case, symbols honoring veterans who have passed away.

“This display case has special meaning to all of our residents,” said Isabella Towers manager Becky Fetters. “Many of our residents are veterans or have family members who served, and it has become a source of pride for everyone here. It’s an opportunity to remember and celebrate the sacrifices that have been made for us as Americans and to recognize the heroes who reside here.” KCDC has many residents who fought for our liberty and to keep the American flag flying. I would like to echo what Ted said when he recognized the need for this memorial at Isabella Towers: Without our veterans, there would be no freedom in America. I am very proud of Isabella Towers and its resident association for honoring these amazing individuals.

Isabella Towers resident Ted Hurst explains the items in the hand-made display case donated by residents and their families to honor veterans. Seven residents built the case in 2010 to honor current and past residents who had served in the military.

Rain delay for Brandywine By Sandra Clark Brandywine at Turkey Creek, a 61-lot subdivision on Fretz Road, is on hold until July 11 following action by the county planning commission (MPC). Developer Bruce Matzel is unhappy, blaming incessant rainfall for his delay in widening Fretz Road and building a right-angle intersection with Campbell Station Road – both MPC conditions for approval of

the subdivision plat. “We’ve been stirring this pot for 2-1/2 years and it’s still awfully muddy,” said MPC commissioner Art Clancy. “I don’t understand why we’re not getting it done.” He moved to delay Matzel’s request to build on five more lots, and the motion passed 10-4. MPC initially approved 15 building lots on the 13acre tract, upon Matzel’s

promise to make the road improvements. The road lies both inside and outside the town of Farragut and “having two jurisdictions has complicated (Matzel’s project),” said Darryl Smith, the town’s engineer. Jay Myers and Glen Crawford, both residents on Fretz Road, spoke in support of the delay. “Fretz Road is very dangerous, and the improvements have not started,” said Myers.

“The road is 16-feet wide with no center line,” said Crawford. When Smith said the town of Farragut had issued a stop work order because of right-of-way concerns, that pretty much iced it for Matzel. But he went down fighting. “We’ve got 10 families living (in Brandywine) and will have three more in the next 60 days. We’re trying to make the road safer.”

World traveler settles in were the property managers. Servants waited on her family hand and foot. She married and had a son while in India, but knew it was time to move “when the natives wanted the British out,” she said. She remembers a visit to the American Embassy in India when a riot broke out in the streets. She left the embassy to check on “Bombs are all her son who was with his falling, the Reds will Indian ayah, similar to be here; shaking with a nanny. The folks at the terror, trembling with embassy encouraged her fear; What can I do? to wait to leave the buildHeaven just knows; I’m ing until the riot stopped, down to my last pair of but she said “I knew the panty hose!” people there, and I knew – a poem Joan Vignes they wouldn’t harm me. I wrote after hearing an walked into the street and acquaintance complain the crowd parted because about inconveniences a woman was coming of the war. through.” It was a bit of a culture shock moving to the states “Each place is so differ- from such a lifestyle, said ent,” said Vignes. “You can’t Vignes. “We did not eat compare apples to oranges.” in the quantity people eat Vignes grew up on a jute here,” she said. Servants plantation in India where changed bed linens on a daiher father and mother ly basis for the white fami-

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When Joan Vignes talks about her younger years, it seems she hasn’t yet decided if those will also be the “good ole’ days” or if those still lie ahead. The 94-yearold has traveled abroad to many places and she has trouble picking a favorite.

Joan Vignes enjoys reminiscing about her days living and traveling abroad. Photo by S. Barrett

lies there, not on a weekly basis as Americans did. Once she got settled in America, Vignes worked for the New York Times and Metro-GoldwynMayer. She discovered a skill and passion she had

Joan Vignes (center) is pictured as a child with her sister Norma, right, and their “ayah” in India, who was similar to a nanny. Photo submitted

for writing “little ditties” about the war and everyday events. She still enjoys doing anything creative and loathes math. Still settling into her new place at Autumn Care, Vignes is trying to decide

what to do next. She loves a good game of Scrabble and has purchased several games to play with the other residents of the facility. The last time she played the game with her grandson, he won but, accord-

ing to Vignes, it was only because she was tired and wanted to go to bed. Now when he calls her he’ll ask if she’s ready for another round of Scrabble. “Only if you want to get cremated,” she’ll say.


PAD treatment has Clinton man back on his feet Billy Steve Lowe of Clinton is looking forward to going fishing soon. Lowe hasn’t been able to fish or do many favorite things since being sidelined by leg pain so severe, he could hardly walk.

Billy Steve Lowe is able to walk without pain after treatment for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) in his legs.

“My legs ached so much I could hardly walk anywhere,” says Lowe. “And my toes were numb, so I didn’t have any balance. I got bruises on my neck and head from where I fell trying to walk.” Lowe’s leg pain started gradually about four years ago. He tried to live with it, but eventually the cramps and the numbness in his feet forced him to retire from his job as a bricklayer. “I couldn’t get up on a ladder anymore, because I didn’t know when I might fall,” Lowe remembers. His family physician suspected that Lowe had peripheral arterial disease or PAD. “I had bad circulation. No blood was going to my feet,” explains Lowe.

His doctor referred Lowe to Premier Surgical vascular surgeon Dr. Christopher Pollock. Dr. Pollock says PAD is a common vascular condition that affects many people over age 50. Dr. Pollock “PAD happens when plaque builds up and blocks the arteries outside your heart. We see it a lot in people who smoke, or have diabetes and are overweight.” Although Lowe isn’t diabetic or overweight, he is a longtime smoker. If left untreated, the lack of blood flow can lead to numbness, gangrene, and eventual foot or leg amputation.

“I thought I might lose my foot because of it,” says Lowe. “My right leg had turned purple and the skin was cracked open in between my toes. I was in bad shape.” Fortunately, if PAD is diagnosed early, the condition can often be addressed with lifestyle changes, such as exercise and improved diet. If the disease is more advanced, the blockages can often be addressed with endovascular treatments. In an outpatient procedure called an angioplasty, performed at the Premier Surgical Vascular Center on Papermill Drive, Dr. Pollock used a tiny balloon to open the clogged artery in Lowe’s right leg. He also placed a stent to keep the blood flowing.

Lowe is thrilled with the result. “He did a real good job. My leg feels 100 percent better and my toes aren’t numb now. Walking is already easier.” Dr. Pollock is scheduled to do the procedure on Steve’s left leg this week. He’s looking forward to having the blood flow also restored in that leg. “I’m ready to get treated and then I’m going to go fishing,” he smiles. Visit or call (865) 588-8229 to schedule an appointment for a PAD screening.

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Storytimes at the Farragut Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road, are at 10:30 a.m., Mondays through Fridays. A parent or guardian must accompany each child, except for Older Preschool. For more info, call 865-777-1750. On Wednesday, June 26, there will be a special event for all ages. Make Your Own Bookmark will begin at 1:30 p.m. Materials will include paper, rubber stamps and odds and ends to create a custom bookmark.

Independence Day Parade The Town of Farragut’s 26th Annual Independence Day Parade will start at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4, on Kingston Pike at Lendon Welch Way (entrance to Farragut High School) and continue to Boring Road, just east of Farragut Towne Square Shopping Center (old Ingles store site). This year’s Grand Marshal is the Farragut Folklife Museum, which is sponsoring a float to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Campbell Station in November. The parade will feature entries from businesses, community and civic organizations, schools and churches. Participants include the Farragut High School Band, floats, animals, antique cars and elected officials. Kingston Pike will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to approximately noon from Concord Road to Boring Road. The portion of the pike from Concord Road/West End Avenue to Campbell Station Road will be reopened about 15 minutes after the final parade participant has passed through the Kingston Pike/Campbell Station Road intersection.

WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS, THROUGH JULY 25 ZumbAtomic classes ZumbAtomic – Zumba for kids – classes will be offered throughout the summer in the Community Room at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, as part of the Farragut Movers and Shakers Club and the town’s participation in the Let’s Move! initiative. Gina Guider is the instructor. Cost is $3 per class, and cash is accepted on a per-class basis. Classes will be held 6:15-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26; 10:15-11 a.m. Saturday, June 29; and 10:15-11 a.m. Monday, July 1 and 8, Thursday, July 11, Monday, July 22 and Thursday, July 25. For more info, contact Lauren Cox, or 865966-7057.

SUNDAY, JULY 7 Tai chi classes The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA will launch a beginning tai chi class with an open house and first lesson from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, July 7, at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The twohour classes will continue each Sunday for three months. The society is a nonprofit organization focused on promoting tai chi and its health benefits. Tai chi is touted as reducing tension, improving circulation and balance, and increasing flexibility and strength. For more info, call the Taoist Tai Chi Society, 865482-7761, or visit

TUESDAY & SATURDAY, JUNE 25 & 29 Farmers market The Dixie Lee Farmers Market will be open 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek (across from the theater). It will be open 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 29, at Renaissance | Farragut.



Burn, Baby, Burn! Kim Day Training will hold a Burn, Baby, Burn! session at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 28, at Turkey Creek. The group will meet at the Pinnacle obelisk and fountain between Chico’s and Loft before moving to the Turkey Creek Greenway. Mothers are invited to bring their kids in strollers for the one-house workout session, which features cardio, muscle strengthening and core conditioning designed to help moms lose their baby weight while spending time with their kids and bonding with other moms. The cost is $10. For more info, visit or call 865-684-0593.

West Knox GOP picnic The West Knox Republican Club will have its annual family picnic and cake auction at 6 p.m. Monday, July 8, at Rothchild Catering & Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike. Elected officials and candidates for office will compete to see whose baked goods raise the most money for the party coffers. There will be games outside for children.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 Farragut’s fourth annual Red, White & Blues PreIndependence Day Picnic will take place 6:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at 11863 Kingston Pike. The picnic will feature entertainment including rising country musician Ben Whisler and DJ John Rutherford. The children’s Fun Zone will include the Knoxville Zoo’s Zoomobile, face painting, the Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding’s Minis in Motion Education Station, a watermelon-eating contest, Bass Pro Shop fishing games and inflatable target ranges. There also will be a Little Critters zip line. Zip tickets are $10 per ride. Participating food and dessert vendors are Einstein Bros. Bagels, Longhorn Steakhouse, Mario’s Pizza and Grill, Oskie’s Sports Bar & Grill, Meksiko Cantina and Shrimp Oysters & Beer, plus Krispy Kreme, Publix and Scoop’d. Smoky Mountain Brewery’s beer and Beverage Control Inc.’s wine will be available for purchase. Each vendor will have $7 meal deals along with a la carte items. Admission is $5 per person, $3 for youth under age 12 and free for age 2 and under. For more info, visit

SATURDAY, JULY 13 Nature painting class The Town of Farragut is offering a nature painting class for children ages 6 and up from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Way. The class will start with a nature hunt in which students will look for flowers, leaves and other interesting shapes and forms that can be incorporated into a piece of art meant to bring the outside inside. Angela Polly is the instructor. The class costs $15 and is limited to 20 students. The registration and payment deadline is Friday, July 12. For more info and to register, call 865-9667057.

MONDAY, JULY 15 Field day As part of the Farragut Movers & Shakers Club, the Town of Farragut Parks & Leisure Services Department will offer a field day from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, July 15, at Anchor Park, 11730 Turkey Creek Road. Participants in the Movers & Shakers Club can get program hours for the field day, but it is open to all students in rising grades kindergarten through 12. The registration deadline for field day is Friday, July 12. Cost is $5 per student. To register and pay, visit the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Regular Town Hall hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. The field day will feature games including sack, three-legged and relay races, softball throw, kickball and whiffle ball. A healthy snack and water will be provided. Parents may drop off or stay with their student. For more info, contact Lauren Cox, 865-966-7057 or

THURSDAY, JULY 18 Free budget classes The Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County offers free budget classes on the third Thursday of each month at the center, 119 “A” St., Lenoir City. The classes are provided by CredAbility, a nonprofit credit counseling and education agency, and offer one-on-one help with the basics of personal finance. To register, call Paula Roach, 865-986-1777, ext. 12.


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Red, White & Blues Charity Edwards is the instructor. The cost is $75 each or $140 per couple. Cash, check and credit-card payments are accepted at the Town Hall or over the phone, 865-966-7057. Registration and payment deadline is Monday, July 8.

A four-week Pilates class will be offered 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning July 9, at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Pilates is a mind-body exercise that works the whole body. This class has some yoga poses mixed in to enhance flexibility, strength and breathing. Simon Bradbury is the instructor. Cost is $40. Cash, check and credit-card payments are accepted at the Town Hall or over the phone, 865-966-7057. Registration and payment deadline is Monday, July 8.

The Knox County Republican Party countywide picnic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Fountain City Park, 117 Hotel Road. The Halls Republican Club is hosting the event. There will be children’s activities along with badminton, croquet, horseshoes and live entertainment.


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Mother-daughter hoop dance A five-week mother-daughter hoop dance class will be offered from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on Wednesdays beginning July 10 at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Kids ages 10 and up can attend with a registered adult. Hoop Dance is a new fitness craze that combines fitness, meditation and play. Hooping can burn 350500 calories in a one-hour class. For more info, visit

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MONDAYS, JULY 22-AUG. 26 A six-week Zumba class will be offered 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning July 22, at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Zumba fitness combines Latin music rhythms and dance styles as well as other international styles and rolls them into the ultimate cardio party. Karen McKinney is the instructor. Cost is $45. Cash, check and credit-card payments are accepted at the Town Hall or over the phone, 865-966-7057. Registration and payment deadline is Thursday, July 18.

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Congratulations to Webb School’s Class of 2013… National Merit Recognition

Advanced Placement Scholarship

■ 1 member of the Class of 2013 was named a Presidential Scholars Semifinalist

* From the classes of 2013 & 2012

Elliot Greenlee was one of 550 semifinalists chosen from more than 3,300 Presidential Scholars candidates nationwide.

■ 10 members of the Class of 2013 were named National Merit Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program competition. Of the more than 1.5 million students in some 22,000 high schools nationwide who entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2011 PSAT/NMSQT as juniors, fewer than one percent of the nation’s high school seniors were designated National Merit Seminalists, and even fewer were named Finalists.

■ 9 members of the Class of 2013 were named National Merit Commended Scholars in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Scholars placed among the top ve percent of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program competition.

Eighteen percent of Webb’s senior class earned National Merit Program recognition.

■ 12 Webb students earned a National AP Scholar Award National AP Scholar awards are granted to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on a 5-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

■ 56 Webb students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award The AP Scholar with Distinction Award is granted to students who earn an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

■ 17 Webb students earned an AP Scholar with Honor Award The AP Scholar with Honor Award is given to students who achieve an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

■ 25 Webb students earned an AP Scholar Award The AP Scholar Award is granted to students who received scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

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■ All 104 graduates were extended 355 offers of admission to 123 different colleges and universities, including: ■ American University ■ Auburn University ■ Boston University ■ Carnegie Mellon University ■ Case Western Reserve University ■ College of William and Mary ■ Colorado School of Mines ■ Cornell University ■ Duke University ■ Elon University ■ Emory University ■ Furman University ■ Georgia Institute of Technology ■ Harvard University ■ Haverford College ■ Johns Hopkins University ■ Middlebury College ■ Rice University ■ Stanford University ■ Swarthmore College ■ University of California, Los Angles ■ University of Chicago ■ University of Florida ■ University of Georgia ■ University of Kentucky ■ University of Louisville ■ University of Michigan ■ University of Mississippi ■ University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ■ University of Southern California ■ University of Tennessee ■ University of Virginia ■ Vanderbilt University ■ Wake Forest University ■ Washington University in St. Louis ■ Wesleyan University, and another 85-plus fine schools

■ Received more than $5.9 million in scholarship offers

Webb School of Knoxville… outstanding academic preparation to succeed in an increasingly competitive world and a graduating class worthy of great praise. WEBB SCHOOL OF KNOXVILLE • 9800 WEBB SCHOOL DRIVE • WEBBSCHOOL.ORG

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Getting past the past Peninsula’s WRAP offers hope Victoria Patterson grew up feeling unloved and unwanted, with no stability and more than one abusive adult in her life. She remembers being molested at an early age. She remembers an uncle grabbing her by the hair and banging her head against a wall. She remembers being confined to a room and ordered to sit on her hands for hours at a time. She remembers being told she was ugly and worthless. What she doesn’t recall is feeling any sense of self-worth or ability. It’s little wonder that as an adult, Victoria found it hard to keep a job or maintain healthy relationships. A few years ago, Victoria made a decision to try a Vocational Rehabilitation program, hoping to learn how to make a living and stay employed. A counselor referred her to a program which does more than that. He sent her to Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) at Peninsula, a division of WRAP training at Peninsula helped Patterson Parkwest. WRAP, part of Peninsula’s take charge of her future by pursuing a Recovery Education Center, gave Viccareer in animal care. toria the tools she needed to build a life unhindered by depression and anxiety. Victoria Patterson WRAP’s goal is to get mental health to have healthy relationship with oneself. toria’s success. consumers to a point where they can Victoria is a completely different person “I didn’t have any have meaningful lives with fulfillhope or direction. today. With a steady job at a pet store, you’ll ing work and satisfying relationships. No plans. And I was just making it minute to find her interacting with people all day long, That leads to making a positive contribution to minute, not even day to day,” Victoria says. whether it’s helping a family pick the right society. food for a new kitten, giving a pedicure to a “Now I have confidence, a future and respect Put it all together and even a person who small dog, or giving a full spa treatment for myself, tools to mange my bad days once was in the depths of despair can find the to a larger one. She is a dog trainer and a plan to handle things if I ever way back to a happier, healthier life. and has managed training as a lose control.” “It taught me how to step back and recveterinary assistant, too. WRAP is one piece ognize my issues, how to manage them, and This young womof a recovery puzwhen and how to ask for help,” Victoria exan who used to zle that can be plains. “I use the tools I learned to manage my struggle to find joy solved at the REC. daily life, and then work on improving myself anywhere in life Jerrolds teaches and build a future that I can be proud of.” now finds plenty of a wide variety of Cathy Jerrolds, REC supervisor, explains classes, including it with what she calls that WRAP helps people take an active part in her “family of choice”: subjects like job readicontrolling how psychiatric symptoms and adher friends, her husband, ness and career developdictions affect their lives. their new daughter and a new ment. Those classes cover “WRAP is an evidence-based program and kitten. Simple things like reading, everything from resume writhas been shown to decrease re-hospitalization ing and interview skills, to finding swimming and even work bring unby as much as 80 percent for those who succomplicated happiness to each new day. out how disability checks may be afcessfully complete the course,” Jerrolds says. Jerrolds says the WRAP plan is suitable for fected by income and employer/employee ex“When symptoms flare or stress increases, we anyone who wants to create positive change in pectations. can often overlook the things we need to do in There are also REC classes that deal with the way they feel or increase their enjoyment order to get and remain well. WRAP offers a more personal relationship issues like bound- of life. way of structuring all of this information in an “WRAP is designed in such an organized aries, verbal abuse, communication and how easy to follow plan.” That’s been critical in Vic-

What is Peninsula Recovery Education Center? Peninsula Recovery Education Center (REC) is a place where people who struggle with mental illness develop their own programs to enhance and support their recovery. The REC, a part of Peninsula Outpatient Services, provides a place for learning and support with students and trained staff. Sessions are 12 weeks long. Classes meet five days a week, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Snacks and lunch are provided.

What is Recovery and how can I join? Recovery is a personal journey that demands attention and effort on the part of the student. The REC teaches four aspects of recovery: physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological. The REC gives students opportunities to be the guiding force in their own recovery. They are also encouraged to offer support and help facilitate recovery of their peers. You must be at least 18 years old to participate in Peninsula REC, and referrals are necessary. The REC accepts TennCare as payment. For more information about joining REC and payment options, call 865-374-7140.

and helpful way that it can easily be adapted to fit any circumstance life brings your way,” Jerrolds explains. “Once you have the basic understanding of the WRAP and how to use it, you can change the wording to fit an anniversary date of an emotional event, stressful family gatherings, physical health problems or work.” Jerrolds says WRAP is a program that offers hope and structure, and has been adapted for substance abuse, veterans, and even children and adolescents. After 14 years working in the REC, Jerrolds says she has seen many people’s lives change or improve. “People who have not had the quality of life they would like to have become alive, engaged and take charge of their recovery,” Jerrolds says. “I have been very blessed to be a small part of this wonderful organization’s investment in recovery, believing that people diagnosed with a mental illness can recover, lead full productive lives and be contributing members of their community.” Victoria has words of advice for anyone who may be struggling the way she was just a few short years ago. “Keep hope, and find at least two good things to say about yourself every day. There is always hope,” Victoria insists. “Love yourself because you are worth it. There is always a new day breaking and the future may hold untold joy.”

I cannot stay in the darkness, I must harness my ability to stay on track To grow and change, and never remain the same. It’s always darkest before the dawn But I’ve got a new song A song to sing loud and long “I Am Strong” Strong enough to make it, and I won’t break it Even if I falter, here and there, I am still going somewhere. (excerpts from the poem “A New Beginning” by Victoria Patterson)

Liz Clary named Vice President of Behavioral Health at Peninsula Liz Clary, RN, has been promoted to the position of vice president of behavioral health for Peninsula, a division of Parkwest. Clary replaces retiring vice president Jeff Dice. “Liz will be directly responsible for leadership and day-to-day administration for all of Peninsula Behavioral Health,” said Rick Lassiter, president and CAO of Parkwest Medical Center. “She will also provide consultative leadership for the Senior Behavioral Unit at Parkwest.” Lassiter notes that Clary has more than 30 years of healthcare administrative and executive experience in psychiatric and acute care. Her professional background includes operations, strategic planning, program development, fiscal management, physician relations and supervision, all with a strong value system and focus on high quality patient care and staff development and

Award, a top honor from parent company Covenant Health recognizing excellence among healthcare leaders. “Liz is a dedicated and compassionate leader who will step into the role with a zeal for patient care, said Lassiter. “We are blessed to have had the leadership of Jeff Dice, a visionary leader, and are equally blessed to have Liz step into this role with so much experience and ability.” Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center, is East Tennessee’s leading provider of behavioral healthcare services providing a complete range of mental health and Liz Clary alcohol/drug treatment programs. In addition to outpatient centers in Blount, Knox, Loudon and Sevier counties, facilities include Peninsula Hospital, support. Clary has served Peninsula Hospital a 155-bed inpatient facility in Blount as director of patient care services County. For information on Peninsula since 2010. In 2013, Clary was honored services, call 865-970-9800, or visit with the 2012 Buscetta Leadership

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Like the view through a kaleidoscope, Peninsula Recovery Education Center classes help people see themselves in their best light and appreciate the value that they and others have to offer. For more information about Peninsula’s Recovery Education Center, call 865-970-9800.

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Collin Greaser with his favorite instrument. Photo by Carol Zinavage

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Dad Eric Greaser, Collin, cousin Sean Sterling, granddad Dan Greaser, cousin Nick Sterling, and mom Robin Greaser after finishing the Reindeer Run in December. Photo submitted succeed, try, try again.” And the more he try-tries, the more he challenges his brain to keep up with him. He comes by the running honestly; his whole family runs distance races. In fact, his mom, Robin, just ran the Boston Marathon. She was in the finish chute chatting to Collin’s dad, Eric, when the first bomb went off. They thought it was fireworks. Fortunately, everyone came home safely. The races Collin likes the most are the ones in which the whole family, including granddad Dan Greaser, runs together. He also en-

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BMW R1200R 2008, PETERBILT 2006 12K mi, new tires, EXHD 70" 550 Cat 13 corbin seat, Remus Platinum Interior Large You will love if you muffler, lots of riding Car, white in color like to W-Board, W-skate, apparel, like new, w/Viper red frame & slalom, & barefooting. $7,000. 865-397-6396; fenders. Please read deOrig. owner, strict 397-1012 tails, call if serious. annual maint., kept $32,500. 781-519-9058. under roof w/cover Electraglide Ulsince day 1. Less than HD tra Ltd., 2011, 2 tone $600 use. 1995 Malibu root beer, 10,900 mi., 4 Wheel Drive 258 Sunsetter LXI. Off white 103ci, lowering kit, & maroon, equipped cams, Corbin seats, FORD F250 2007 Lariat w/tower, wedge, Sirrus header pipes, Dyna radio, new swim platcrew cab diesel, tuned, tour pack form, 2 extra jump loaded, 140k mi, removal, too much seats, cruise control. $21,900. 865-455-3391. to list. A steal at No dock rash. Exc. $21,900. 865-766-5302. Jeep Wrangler 1997, 4 family boat. $19,900 ***Web ID# 264484*** cyl, AT, good canfirm incl. orig. trlr. vas/ rubber, 113K mi, Exc. cond. Ron 865-856- KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, $5500/bo. 865-548-7961 7056 or 865-310-0521. 2008, classic LT … windshield, saddlebags, crash bars, Campers 235 helmet, leather jacket, Antiques Classics 260 boots, 4700 mi., $5835/o.b.o. 864-313-4126 PLYMOUTH 1951 4 2004 KEYSTONE door Cranbrook, Sprinter 303 BHS, ***Web ID# 263661*** green, orig., very 30' w/4 bunk beds & nice, $8500. 806-3648. slide out, no smokers or pets, $12,300. 865356-6368

TOYOTA COROLLA S 2007, 82K mi., good shape, $7500. Call 423-438-8574.

Awesome Toyhauler Autos Wanted 253 2010, 19', TV, stereo, tub, shower, 3 burner A BETTER CASH stove, exc. cond. OFFER for junk cars, $10,900. 865-856-0098 trucks, vans, running or not. 865-456-3500 DAEMON DAYBREAK 1997, 13,800 mi., completely Vans 256 equip. Take $14,500 obo ($16,500 inODYSSEY vested). 865-250-5531 HONDA EX 2000. 230,240 k miles. $4300. 865FLAGSTAFF 2005 33 660-5522 ft slide out camper. Good condition. $9500. HONDA ODYSSEY 865-229-2421. EXL, 2008, DVD, leather, 27K mi., Flagstaff Classic Super $16,900. 423-295-5393 Lite 5th whl w/super slide out 2007, great cond. HONDA ODYSSEY $19,900/obo. 865-465-7004 EXL 2010, DVD, lthr. loaded, 24K mi., NEWMAR $19,800. 423-295-5393 MOUNTAIN AIRE 2001 FW, 37' wide body, 3 slides, all options, Trucks 257 luxury unit, great cond. Selling due to FORD F150 2007, 5 spd health, $24,000 obo. manual, dark gray, Also RV Lot, Sundown AC, 4.2 eng., reg. cab, Resort Townsend, 10K mi, priv. party, 1 $36,000 obo. 865-254-4423 owner, $12,500. Like ***Web ID# 260567*** new. 865-288-0066



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S.I.P. Construction and Remodeling, licensed & insured. New additions, kitchen & bath remodels, garages & decks, painting, tile work & hardwood flooring. Free est. Refs available. Call 548-6210.

VW EOS 2012, 1 owner, showroom cond. 7635 mi. Red w/blk int. $28,750. 865-405-0726 ***Web ID# 265699***



BUICK 1991 Park Ave Ultra, loaded, extra clean, garage kept, drive anywhere, $3,800. 865-406-5915


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CADILLAC ELDORADO 1989, Runs good, $1000 obo. Call 865-524-0328. CADILLAC SEDAN Deville 1996, 85k original miles, $2400. 706-233-1616 ***Web ID# 260832***


Cadillac Escalade 2007, loaded w/ extras, only FENCE WORK Instal50K mi., diamond white, lation & repair. Free non-smoker, always est. 43 yrs exp! Call garaged, like brand 973-2626. new! 865-300-5132. HONDA PILOT EXL, 2011, sunroof, leather, 16K mi., $22,500. 423-295-5393



HUMMER H1 2004, soft top, 56K mi, pewter, exc cond., $61,900. 865-438-3482 INFINITY FX35 2011, black, exc cond., 6500 mi, under mfg. warr., $35,500. 865-622-7930

DRIVERS: Earn up to a $5,000 Sign-On Imports 262 Bonus! 888-691-4472. Hiring Solo & Team Drivers. CDL-A BMW 328i, 2007, hardReq'd. Exceptional Machinery-Equip. 193 top convertible, 47K Pay & Benefits Pkg. mi., black w/brown Exc Home Time. int., sports pkg., NISSAN FORKLIFT Family Driven Envi- 2003, lift cap. 3,000 lbs. great cond. $23,500. Cemetery Lots 49 ronment. Ask your 865-660-2648 L.P., $4,500. recruiter about our 2k 865-216-5387 HONDA CIVIC LX 2005, referral bonus! 4 LOTS in Woodlawn 73K mi., 6 spd., Fla. Cemetery, Sec N 30-38 MPG Hwy. Lot 229 Spaces E-1, TV/Electronics 197 Motor Homes 237 FORD F150 2007, AT, car, $7299 obo. 239-200-5191 2, 3, & 4, close to only 27,775 MI. AC, ***Web ID# 265565*** 141 PANASONIC 26" flat front near the of- Dogs bedliner, Xcab, clean, fice, $1600 per lot. 2012 Gulfstream BT $13,900. 865-247-5534; HYUNDAI SONATA, screen TV, 865-207-6094 Cruiser, 31', 8100 mi, 865-308-3313 AMERICAN BORDER purchased 2009, SE Turbo 2012, exc. 1 slide, TV/DVR, sleeps $200. Call 865-254-5928 cond, loaded 7K mi. COLLIE PUPPIES 4-5, 450 V10, w/car dolly $18,900. 423-295-5393 Real Estate Wanted 50 423-365-6076/423-240-8178 & cover, pwr awning, 1 NISSAN TITAN LE, ownr, $55K obo. Listed Household Furn. 204 2005, completely LEXUS RX300, 2004, AMERICAN Bulldog $104K. 865-607-6761 WE BUY HOUSES loaded, 305hp, tow many new parts, Pups NKC born 4/16 ***Web ID# 262551*** Any Reason, Any Condition pkg, 4 WD, lthr int., drives like a dream, BIG SALE! ch grandparents 865-548-8267 89k mi. $14,500. 904take $15,000 obo B & C MATTRESS, $350. 865-235-1193 BERKSHIRE 2008, 517-9094, 865-933-8268 ($18,000 invested). Full $99, Queen, $125, diesel, 4 slides, 38 ***Web ID# 264383*** 865-250-5531 BEAGLE PUPS, 8 King, $199. Pillow Top. ft., garage kept. old, champ. 865-805-3058. $105,000. 865-992-3547 TOYOTA PICKUP TOYOTA COROLLA S Real Estate Service 53 wks bldlns, AKC reg. or 776-1991. 2003, Tinted Windows, 1982, 1 owner, 198K $300. 865-209-0010 ***Web ID# 264285*** 111K mi, Well Maint. mi., very good Prevent Foreclosure Household Appliances 204a $7,995. 865-556-9162 cond. 865-603-5499 Free Help turnerbeagles HOLIDAY Rambler 865-268-3888 USED SUB ZERO Endeavor 38' 330HP BRUSSEL GRIFFON side by side refrig. Cat, 2 slides, puppies as seen in $49,995. 865-428-4960 freezer, good cond, As Good As It Gets Comm. Prop. - Rent 66 with Jack Nichol- $2500. 865-584-7416 TIFFIN 2008 Allegro son. Very playful & Bay, 35 ft motor home good companion, Wanted To Buy 222 w/3 slides. Front end CA$H for your House! $400. 865-254-5109 diesel, 3 flatscreen Cash Offer in 24 Hours TVs w/multi-disk 865-365-8888 WANTED: Doberman Puppies, AKC, DVD player, dbl door lg. Blues or blk. READERS DIGEST freezer/fridge, pillow CONDENSED M/F. 1st shot. $600top mattress. Only 10k BOOKS Apts - Unfurnished 71 $1200. 865-548-9205 Currently buying sin- mi. $151,000. 865-389-6583. gle copies to entire Auto levelers, gen ENGLISH BULLDOG collections in good w/239 hrs, king dome NEAR KARNS 2 BR, Pups NKC, $1200. Visa condition. Will pick satellite syst., Direct lrg laund rm, cent. & M/C. 423-775-6044 TV/DVR, prewired for up in Knox area. AC & ht, quiet CB & Sirrus radio, 865-776-0529 nghbrd, no pets, ***Web ID# 266055*** rear view camera, $500/mo. 865-250-4598 heated mirrors, auto. GREAT PYRENEES 865-389-6583. 232 awnings. 6 puppies, shots UTD, Boats Motors ***Web ID# 261970*** Apts - Furnished 72 8 wks. old, $125. 2 yr. female price negotia- 20' Playbuoy pontoon, WINNEBAGO BRAVE fish & play, 70 HP 1999, 43,872 mi, very WALBROOK STUDIOS ble. 423-623-7676 Yamaha, troll mtr, little usage. $19,500 25 1-3 60 7 live wells, exc cond. GREAT PYRENEES obo. 865-988-3490 $140 weekly. Discount $8500. 865-216-8025 puppies, 2 males, 6 avail. Util, TV, Ph, wks old, $175 ea. ***Web ID# 264943*** Stv, Refrig, Basic Firm. 865-376-6484 Motorcycles 238 Cable. No Lse. COBALT 276, 2011. LAB PUPPIES, 4 Superior construction, wks, 5 F, 1 M, all class-leading fit and 3 WHEEL SCOOTER Duplexes 73 choc. $200. 931-863- finish, and onboard TRIKE amenities are second 4336; 931-544-3320 2010, 50 cc, $850. to none. The 276 adds Phone 865-230-4487 FARRAGUT AREA one more item: Labradoodle Puppies, 2BR, 1BA, laundry room, CKC Reg. 6 wks., attention-getting style GOLDWING TRIKE family neighborhood , 1989, GL1500, 74k cream color, M & F, Located on personal $665 mo, $250 dep, 1 yr lse. dock in Sequoyah $1600. 423-312-7331 mi., $15,000 obo. Call 865-988-3490. 216-5736 or 694-8414. Hills. 865-384-3426. ***Web ID# 264543***

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Shopper news • JUNE 24, 2013 • B-3

YOUR GUIDE TO REAL ESTATE HALLS/POWELL AREA - CONDO- Spacious, open, well-maintained. 3BR/3BA w/loads of strg & unfinished bonus room. Hardwood, ceramic, FP, cathedral ceiling. End unit. Like new and ready to move into. $174,900

Rhonda Vineyard 218-1117

It’s the experience that counts! FTN CITY – All-brick (level lot), 2-sty, beautiful, tiled entry, over 2900 SF. 4BR/2.5BA, hardwoods in the DR & LR. Solid surface countertops, built-ins, master w/sitting area, cathedral master BA w/jacuzzi, shower. Screened-in porch, fenced yard, professionaly landscaped. MLS#841811. $299,900

HALLS – Immaculate inside & out! All brick w/over 3200 SF, 4BR/3.5BA, hardwoods, granite counters throughout, tiled floors, lots of storage (third floor attic), 3-car garage w/storage. MLS#842564. $323,900 HALLS – Spacious, close to shopping & schools. Over 2200 SF. 4BR/2.5BA. New roof, new H&A, new windows & new carpet. Beautiful hardwood floors, large rooms, over-sized deck, fenced-in backyard & 2-car garage. MLS#841636. $172,500

4378 Suite A, Maynardville Highway • Maynardville

(865) 992-TEAM (8326)

Eddie & Debbie Perry Realtors (865) 414-9782 • 7317 Ridgeview Road, Corryton – 3BR/2BA. Large master with dressing area and skylights, 2 walkin closets. Large wrap-around deck partially covered. Above-ground pool with deck surrounding. Professional landscaping and wonderful view. MLS#844443. $199,900 197 Waverly Circle, Corryton – 3BR/3BA Cape Cod. Hardwood floors, crown moulding throughout. Master on main. W/I closets, mature trees, covered front porch. 100% USDA fin avail w/approved credit. MLS#845410. $159,900

Tammie Hill 256-3805

REDUCED - CORRYTON - This one has it all. 4BR/3BA, 2 master suites, bonus room, One master on main, large kitchen w/all appl. Over-sized closets, 2-car gar w/extra storage and work bench, also includes a Craftsman riding lawn mower and small trailer. Large deck, above-ground pool and fenced back yard for privacy. Hugh front porch with gorgeous views of House Mtn. $274,900 FTN CITY - HISTORICAL BEAUTY - 2-sty Victorian featuring architectural details & built-ins. French doors, Realty Executives pocket doors, 5 FPs (closed), claw-foot tub, covered porch, fenced backyard & much more. 5BR/4BA, 2 masAssociates ters, back-up generator, carport & 3-car det gar. $169,900


NEAR NORRIS LAKE: Property is within 1 mile to Big Ridge State Park and Norris Lake Boat Ramp. Updated and well-maintained home. Updates including vinyl siding, metal roof, water heater(4yrs), HVAC (1 1/2yrs), laminate hardwood floors, and much more. Large screened in porch with hot tub, 3rd BR was converted into a large laundry room with extra storage and several closets. Over-sized det 2-car gar w/floored attic. All on 1.85 acres. $109,900 JUST REDUCED - CORRYTON – Near county line. Well-maintained on level lot. Large screened porch, deck, fenced backyard w/privacy fance. Hardwood floors, cathedral ceil, newly painted. Large laundry rm, 2-car gar & much more. $129,900 MAYNARDVILLE - One-level home. Spacious & open floor plan. 3BR/2BA, maintenance-free ranch w/2-car garage on level lot, all kitchen appliances. Well-maintained and ready for a new owner. REDUCED $99,900 MAYNARDVILLE - This 2800+SF home is very spacious & well-maintained. Hardwood floors, ceramic tile, lrg sunroom, multi-level deck in back. Large master w/jucuzzi tub & sep shwr. Small horse barn & det gar w/ extra strg all on 1.75 acres. $239,900 WEST KNOX - 2900 SF split-level with several updates including NEW roof and large back deck. Open floor plan, large kitchen with loads of cabinets, den with wet bar in basement and detached garage with extra storage. Very convenient locations near Turkey Creek and Pellisippi Pkwy. $189,900 LAKE ACCESS - All brick ranch home feature 3BR/2BA, open floor plan, large master with jacuzzi, long covered front porch and more. Within walking distance to Norris Lake with deeded lake access. $113,900

For a complete list of available properties in your area contact Tammie direct. Cell/txt 256-3805 Email at or

REDUCED – Seller said it has to go! Must see this totally updated, all brick, 1-level home on a lg, level, landscaped lot. Updates include: NEW dimensional roof, bathroom vanities w/granite tops, toilets, floor coverings, water heater, gar door & opener, sec sys, front storm door. Freshly painted & move-in ready. Mstr BA is handicapped accessible. 8018 Phyllis Drive. $129,000 Call Beverly.

119 Dayflower Way, Maynardville – 3BR/4BA 2-sty, brick/stucco condo. 1 yr. old, 2404 SF. Open flr plan w/21’ ceil in LR & DR. Quartz-inlaid gas FP. Gourmet kit w/all upgraded appl, cntr island, eat-in breakfast bar, pantry, quartz counter tops throughout. Hdwd flrs, master on main. Lrg master BA w/dbl vanities, W/I closet, office, sitting rm, laundry rm. Tile & crpt, 2-car gar, covered patio. Corner condo. MLS#848507. $280,000

< PERFECT SHOWPLACE! Enjoy family living at its best. Gorgeous, all brick, 2-story w/a full finished bsmt. 4 or 5 BRs, huge rec rm & game rm w/coffered ceilings, island kit, formal DR. Mstr suite has hdwd flrs, his & her closets & an awesome new BA w/tile shower, granite dbl vanity. Huge covered deck w/wood ceiling leads to the new salt water, heated pool. So many extras to list include: 3-car gar, 3.5 ceramic tiled BAs, wired for surround sound, new covered patio off bsmt, irrigation system, fenced yard & a beautiful mtn view. $369,900. Call Jason.

122 Dayflower Way, Maynardville – 2BR/2BA condo. Open floor plan, cath ceil & skylight. Kit w/all white appl, oak cabs. W/I closets, master w/trey ceil. Split BRs, laundry rm w/new stacked W&D, carpet, tile, hdwd flrs, 2-car gar w/strg. Patio, 1334 SF all on 1 level. Priced to sell . MLS#832710. $129,900

Beverly McMahan & Jason McMahan 679-3902 257-1332


Deborah Hill-Hobby 207-5587

It’s the experience that counts!

CORRYTON! $224,900! 5.26 acres of pasture surrounds this updated farmhouse! 5BRs, 2 full BAs, Over 3400 SF, BR & BA on main, huge rms, great rm, DR, eat-in kit, office, den. Property is fenced for horses or cattle, outbuildings, beautiful setting. Level terrain. MLS# 847725

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COMING UMMER 2013 StartingSAt $89,900 S HOWN


CUSTOM BUILT & only 4 yrs old. Lg island kit, custom cabinets, pantry & breakfast rm. Formal DR, crown molding, huge fam rm w/gas FP. Cathedral mstr suite w/sitting area, WICs, Jacuzzi & sep shower. Huge bonus rm could be 4th BR, gated access to subdivision stocked lake w/ waterfall & pavilion. Area has a country feel but is so convenient to schools & shopping. $209,900 Call Jason.

A PPOINTMENT (865) 288-9288


HALLS! $100,000! A real dollhouse! Down payment as little as $400 w/approved rural development financing! 3BRs-split BR plan, 2 full BAs, vaulted great rm & DR combo w/pergo type flooring, pass-thru to kit w/refrig, fenced backyard, fresh int paint, newer carpet, 1-car gar. MLS #844495

HALLS! $294,900! 3398 SF! Brick beauty on lg level lot + adj corner lot is available for $35,900! Country views, 4 huge BRs & bonus rm w/sep stairway, 2.5BAs, sep LR & grand FR w/gas log FP, tray ceiling, french doors, Hdwd in foyer & DR & ceramic tile in wet areas, DR w/ french doors, eat-in kit w/island, mud rm w/sink, laundry rm, 3-car gar, huge deck. MLS #847059 FTN CITY! $89,900! Roomy ranch w/over 1200 SF! 2 or 3 BRs, great rm & DR combo, sunny eat-in kit w/ white cabinets, sep den or 3rd BR, 2-car carport, wkshp in bsmt, lg level lot in the heart of Fountain City on KTRANS bus line, walk to Fountain City Lake, shopping & dining. MLS #829149

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OPEN HOUSE – SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2-4PM 6229 OAK TREE LN – Beautiful custom French-Country beauty on 1 acre w/4100 SF. 28x18 outdoor den w/woodburning FP on cul-de-sac in area of upper bracket homes. $589,900 MLS#840430 7521 SCHOOL VIEW WAY – Very gorgeous condo with granite kitchen, wood & tile floors. 2514 SF. $208,900 MLS#804616

947-5000 Donna Beasley • 256-4678

6055 HIDDEN BROOK LN – Gorgeous brick colonial. Replica of the Davenport House in Savannah. Plantation shutters, cherry paneling & massive trim on 1.60 acres. $599,900 MLS#829151

5119 RACCOON VALLEY DR – New listing on 3 beautiful acres with extra large workshop/ garage & storage bldg. A-frame, ranch home. $179,900 MLS#847591 104 MIDFIELD DR, MAYNARDVILLEGorgeous, 2-sty home mins from Halls on 3 lots each measuring 175x100. Total 1.3 acres. 2-car gar + det 2-car gar & strg bldg. $234,900 MLS#849595

513 WESTBURY DR, CLINTON – Walk to school from this dollhouse with updated lights, paint and wood floors. $129,500 MLS#836908

7616 EMORY RD – Custom-built, 1 owner, all brick rancher on a beautiful 1/2 acre lot. 1 yr old roof, water heater & more. Immaculate! $124,900 MLS#835237 5614 COLLETTE – Totally updated with wood & tile floors, paint, kit appl, countertops & backsplash. Awesome-looking home & lot! $119,900 MLS#826590

715 CEDAR LN – Immaculate, 1-owner condo in beautiful Inwood 11. Private patio, close to I-75. $119,900 MLS#831529 1323 LUCY WAY– Nice, one-level condo w/new H&A. Fenced patio, open floorplan. Close to I-640. $103,900 MLS#805184 3220 BARTON ST– Emoriland Park on lrg, level lot. Everything is replaced or redone incl wood flrs, H&A, paint, cabs & more. $79,900 MLS#820712

B-4 • JUNE 24, 2013 • Shopper news


THE END IS H-E-R-E! – FINAL WEEK! Mynatt’s will close Sunday, June 30th FOREVER! THIS IS OUR FINAL SALE! up to

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BEDROOMS • LIVING ROOMS • DINING ROOMS SOME EXAMPLES • Twin Mattress from $57 • Full Mattress from $67 • Queen Mattress from $97 • King Mattress from $297 • Visco Memory Foam Gel Mattress from $498 • Bunk Bed Frame from $98 • Bunk Bed Complete $242 • 3-Pc Table Set $75 • Decorator Sofa $344 Loveseat $244 • Odd Loveseat only $175 • Lamps $18 • Recliner – Man-Size $165 • Hall Tree $25

• Queen Headboard $49 • 5-Drawer Chest $98 (Color Choice) • Adjustable Hospital Bed $1185 BRING TRUCKS, • Full-Lift Recliner from $575 TRAILERS, • All Size Sheet Sets $17 WAGONS • Oak Dinette Chairs $44 The Right Deal Is He • 5-Pc Dinette from $267 re! CASH or CREDIT • Curio Cabinet all wood $398 100s upon 100s • Wicker Patio Chairs $167 of UNLISTED • Nightstand $45 • Reclining Corner Sectional $1544 • Fully Assembled TV Console $244 • Designer Area Rugs $44 (Many Styles) • 4-Pc Queen Bedroom $349




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